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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • world and the spirit world. Later on, I plan to speak about the main
    • presented by a spiritual scientist as truth gained through his
    • and spirit that enables a person to attain to such cognition and
    • spiritual teacher's statements, following them as it were in thought
    • soul and spirit realm. This elementary level shall be the subject
    • human soul and spirit must undergo for attainment of the understanding
    • himself inner abilities, soul forces and spiritual perception by his
    • the individual what task he sets before his soul and spirit; the
    • mystic trains himself to acquire understanding of soul and spirit
    • inner spiritual development needs to change his everyday occupation in
    • insight into spiritual worlds, becomes an anti-social, inferior member
    • word but in a spiritual sense. While the occult teacher need not know
    • of his soul and spirit conditions and their level of development. It
    • birth of soul and spirit, not in a figurative, allegorical sense, but
    • necessary for achieving certain definite conditions of soul and spirit
    • These are the two prerequisites for a person desirous of spiritual
    • for reality. Above all an aspirant for spiritual enlightenment must be
    • thoughts before ever venturing into soul and spirit worlds. One who
    • enter into the schooling prerequisite for spiritual teaching. It would
    • such a spiritual truth is. The more the love for such inner truths
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • spirit.
    • world-view of Spiritual Science, from a view of life and the world
    • many circles which occupy themselves with Spiritual Science, or in
    • such circles as have heard something of the spirit in this
    • world-outlook, there is the view that Spiritual Science is something
    • of its advantages — that Spiritual Science concerns itself only
    • to be something unpractical. But if, in our time, Spiritual Science
    • Spiritual Science; that it has not found the way to life as it is in
    • reality. Nothing would be more wrong than if Spiritual Science were
    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • Spiritual Science should speak about this question in the same way as
    • practical ones. And from this point of view Spiritual Science appears
    • This is no fable! This man asserted that the greatness of the spirit
    • world-view oriented towards the spirit.
    • world-view is extracted. Earlier, however, like a spirit over
    • in the spiritual-scientific outlook, a movement that is still little
    • heeded. It is the spiritual-scientific world-view which will have to
    • of a wild fantasy. Yet it is the outcome of the spiritual research of
    • questions. Spiritual science is not something that indulges in
    • natural sciences. Spiritual science can see how it has come about
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • Spirit, which is published in German as,
    • in intellectual and spiritual work. This is so, however, only
    • It may seem curious to measure one's spiritual
    • it is. Diet, through spiritual development, becomes the personal
    • background of his inner spiritual activity. In response, he
    • individual's own inner spiritual activity takes part in directing
    • subjects concerning spiritual life. It may be permissible today,
    • standpoint of spiritual science. Problems of nutrition undoubtedly
    • be seen, however, that particularly in our age spiritual science
    • On the one hand, spiritual science stands
    • too loftily to spiritual realms, thus losing the firm ground under
    • again from those who have become acquainted with spiritual science
    • material dimension by the strength of one's spirit.” Even a
    • what spiritual science has to say about them.
    • to be reformative. The spiritual scientist is obliged to state the
    • from the standpoint of spiritual science as to whether the
    • that the body of man is the tool of the spirit. In discussing the
    • When we as spiritual scientists consider our
    • instrument for the impulses of our spiritual life? Will we lose our
    • applicable only to him, since spiritual science does not consider
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • deeply into the marvellous creation of the Divine-Spiritual Powers
    • into the spiritual world. The physical body in its ordinary state is
    • an awakening of our spiritual senses. In the night, of course, we are
    • the present time is sleep as regards the spiritual world.
    • Spiritual Powers, then the impulses we receive are reflections from
    • the very heart's blood of Divine Spiritual life to stream through our
    • for the knowledge contained in Spiritual Science and be able so to
    • a corpse and its spiritual part prepare for the Jupiter embodiment.
    • for otherwise the spiritual could not become free. We shall also learn
    • to value what is positive, namely the penetration of spiritual forces
    • life too by the direct working of the Good from the spiritual world.
    • the Pauline saying holds good, that the spirit is willing but the
    • spiritual worlds.
    • spiritual part of the Earth to become free, leaving the grosser part
    • understanding of the life of the spirit through what we to-day call
    • Divine-spiritual Worlds are the bodily members of the Beings of the
    • spiritual world. Realisation of this should make him conscious of his
    • images of the spiritual world we nevertheless fall far short of what
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • Anthroposophists often hear objections to spiritual science from
    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • a picture of it. Connecting the ego, that is, the spiritual kernel of man's
    • demonstrates that what spiritual science teaches is correct.
    • spiritual science. In a healthy human being the etheric body, guided by
    • bothered. Should spiritual science begin to penetrate their souls,
    • right way, we come to know spiritual science not only as theory but as a
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • modern spiritual life. It shall be considered from the standpoint I
    • have often taken when speaking of things of the spirit. As a rule, it
    • explained in other lectures given on the foundations of spiritual
    • fact, it is a most unpopular and much misunderstood spiritual stream
    • is completely false. In one sense, spiritual science aims to develop
    • this kind of thinking fruitful. The way spiritual science must proceed
    • external senses, but from the world of the spirit. Questions
    • pertaining to the spiritual life of the soul must therefore be
    • considered from the standpoint of spiritual science. Undoubtedly for
    • many in our time the most important question in the spiritual life of
    • to any specific questions. Spiritual science, though it is the
    • opposition spiritual science encounters. The kind of thinking derived
    • This is the problem of the limits to knowledge. Spiritual science in
    • On this issue spiritual science takes a completely different stand
    • attention and devotion. Ordinarily, the soul-spiritual life uses the
    • soul emancipate itself from the body. To live as a soul-spiritual
    • being, apart from the body is the great experience of the spiritual
    • Today my task is to show how the spiritual investigator must regard
    • body. The statements of the spiritual investigator come from
    • body in the spiritual world. In this condition the soul can survey the
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • IT MIGHT SEEM as if our world conception, based on spiritual science, could
    • they had undergone a certain experience in spiritual life or had lived a
    • it from the spiritual death it otherwise, because of the eternal laws of
    • spiritual world, remaining, as it were, in the childhood stage of mankind
    • striving to attain in spiritual science. The hunting party halts before
    • the spiritual world keep their childish form.
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man.
    • divine spiritual heights, and they tried to express it in this painting in
    • in him of its spiritual counterpart.
    • down in his soul, as a spiritual sun that would reign triumphant during the
    • his link with the divine spiritual worlds. Now we are living in the winter
    • have the divine spiritual world of the earth's spring and summer around us.
    • for the victory of the spiritual sun in the depths of the human soul.
    • in spring. We also know that the spiritual impulse of the sun that flowed
    • painting as the childlike soul, borne aloft spiritually by the wings of
    • Man's higher destiny is to preserve this spiritual youth in relation to the
    • Lives the Spirit of the Sun;
    • Beholds the Spirit victory of the Sun
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • souls who, by reason of their karma, have been led to Spiritual
    • that it had a spiritual pre-history and that it was, as it were, the
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • Golgotha, can pour forth spiritual forces into the souls and hearts of
    • spiritual world; but the forces which were thus developed flowed down
    • lived in the spiritual worlds as a spiritual Being of the nature of
    • the Archangels; and in the spiritual worlds, in the preparatory stages
    • the spiritual world, and that the Being who lived those lives was the
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • to everyone able by means of Spiritual Science to look into the
    • destined to work in the advancement of spiritual life on the physical
    • about because, during the Earth development, the Spirits of Form
    • contains within itself spiritual forces capable of streaming through
    • position, was wrested from the spiritual forces of the Earth. In that
    • old Lemurian epoch, in the realm which is the nearest spiritual sphere
    • that in that old Lemurian epoch — but in etheric spiritual heights
    • Nathan-Jesus, was permeated by Christ, took on as a spiritual etheric
    • Yes, my dear friends, Spiritual Science is here that we may enrich our
    • enriched our conception of the world through Spiritual Science and
    • otherwise. Through Spiritual Science we take note, as it were, of the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • upon us of the science of the spirit. Much, however, that today bears the
    • spiritual world, and we have in a sense, three Mysteries of Golgotha that
    • to his own devices. The spirit who said, as related in the Bible, “Your
    • spiritual heights became manifest — one might say, as a sort of prophecy
    • themselves to be aligned with spiritual science, it will be known that
    • understanding of the spiritual world, a feeling of gratitude toward the
    • spiritual beings upon whom humanity depends. He will say in true piety,
    • generated in the spiritual world made possible the harmonization of
    • Spirit be reflected upon earth from supramundane spheres as I have just
    • wonderful mythology made copies of what happened in the spiritual world
    • at the end of the Atlantean age, revered the Sun Spirit as the harmonizer
    • of man's thinking, feeling and willing. “Thou Sun Spirit,” so
    • in an etheric spirit form,” for such is the form of those we call
    • So the Sun Spirit became the guardian of the wild, stormy passions when
    • became a sibyl. For the Greeks, Apollo, the Sun Spirit, represented the
    • Mystery wisdom, “The great Sun Spirit, Who in the future will live as a
    • statements of spiritual science are fictitious, truly it is not so. You may
    • adduced by spiritual research are that Christ chose three times an
    • Yes, the science of the spirit will impress upon us ever more deeply that
    • “Not I, but Christ in me.” Every step into the spiritual world
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • on a spiritual scientific subject in German.
    • evening's talk; I am to speak on the relationship of spiritual science
    • significance of what is meant by spiritual science, about the point of
    • This spiritual science is not trying to found either a new religion or
    • tasks required spiritually of our contemporary culture.
    • mankind through the knowledge of external physical laws. Spiritual
    • recognizing the laws of the realms of soul and spirit and applying
    • Now that we have mentioned the trust the spiritual scientist has in
    • that research which is the basis for this spiritual science.
    • The spiritual scientist's way of looking at things is wholly in
    • certainly be clear that since spiritual science covers an entirely
    • natural science, researching the spiritual realm requires a
    • methods of spiritual science are in keeping with those of natural
    • science can accept the premises of spiritual science. However, as long
    • it comes to applying the natural scientific approach to spiritual
    • being of man himself. Granted, in spiritual science man must examine
    • disposal — himself. The premise of spiritual science is that in
    • becoming an instrument of investigation into the spiritual world, man
    • spiritual world, something he cannot do in ordinary life.
    • anything but just to make it clear how the spiritual scientific way of
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • Europeans to counterbalance materialism by adopting a spiritual
    • This profound spiritual responsibility that Steiner put on the Germans
    • spiritual sciences is completed, it will contain, in a significant
    • of spiritual refinement, which descended with the Christ from cosmic
    • and spiritual heights into this body in its thirtieth year. Then there
    • the spirit reveals to us in a certain way that the next task regarding
    • divine-spiritual forces can be found. If these forces did not want to
    • up to this time; the science of the spirit will have to contribute its
    • has come from spiritual heights and influenced man's development on
    • active power. Only in the science of the spirit do we begin to
    • evolution of the Western spirit how the Christ impulse seeks out in
    • the Christ impulse can assert itself within the Western spiritual
    • to the skeleton of man. Yet the spiritual also belongs to our earth
    • summer. The earth spirit is most awake in these twelve or thirteen
    • spiritual understanding of the world, in those ages the most favorable
    • whoever wants to elevate himself to spiritual heights by means of a
    • spiritual level. The old way of spiritual interaction with the earth
    • elevate human beings to the domain we call the spirit world. A
    • like the spirit world, but with everything being expressed as images,
    • have an opportunity to dedicate himself to Christ and to the spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • Professor C. This group wishes to dedicate itself to the spiritual
    • and cultivate in them the spiritual treasure to which we dedicate our
    • spiritual progress of humanity, might ask if we could not cultivate
    • spiritual science without forming ourselves into groups, but simply by
    • know each other to come together and have access to the spiritual
    • spiritual science. It is not without meaning that among us there are
    • human beings who want to cultivate the more intimate side of spiritual
    • spiritual worlds. Again and again, in full consciousness, we should
    • say to ourselves that by the cultivation of spiritual science we
    • within these worlds. In the spiritual world, the work performed by
    • a different significance for the spiritual world than other work we
    • spiritual life primarily concerned with the external and visible
    • Our task in spiritual science is not only to acquire spiritual
    • consciousness or spiritual soul. But what will give to external
    • case today, upon the single individuality. Spiritual science expresses
    • considered to have real knowledge when they recognize the spiritual,
    • when they know that the spiritual pervades the world and that human
    • souls must unite with the spiritual. What is known as science today
    • spiritual world as a whole man. Such a man still connects the idea of
    • his whole form must pass into the spiritual world. He thinks
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • From the lectures“Significant Facts Pertaining to the Spiritual Life of the Middle of the XIXth Century”
    • Significant Facts Pertaining to the Spiritual Life of the Middle of the XIXth Century.
    • Spiritual science seeks to
    • in regard to a conception of the world, who now declare: “Spiritual
    • and other etheric forms as well. These are the things which spiritual
    • all that we should take up spiritual science, so as to be prepared for
    • spirit.
    • spirit. Homer was well aware of this. His epics therefore never begin
    • Homer knew that a higher spirit was inspiring him. But at the present
    • will reincarnate, not the spirit that once guided him. But in the etheric
    • world we may encounter the spirit that once inspired him ... we may
    • encounter the spirits that inspired Socrates or Plato, in so far as they
    • were inspired. We should begin to understand the spiritual world, the
    • world of spiritual science. The other things will then follow spontaneously.
    • But if we do not begin with spiritual science, we must face that time
    • number of those who open their eyes to the spiritual, the greater will
    • am the instrument through which that spiritual Being can exercise an
    • influence at the present time!” The spiritual world must more
    • Undoubtedly the spiritual
    • against the spirit. The materialistic world-conception is not only an
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • “The Task of Spiritual Science and its Building at Dornach.”
    • Spiritual Science.” I also tried to give a short description,
    • derived from this knowledge, concerning the spiritual nature of the human
    • spiritual science, when in an anthroposophical setting.
    • first considering what Spiritual Science asserts, and then attacking it, but
    • they consist in setting up a caricature of what Spiritual Science is supposed
    • continually to strive to present the actual methods and aims of Spiritual
    • HUMAN LIFE IN THE LIGHT OF SPIRITUAL SCIENCE
    • The object of my remarks today on Spiritual Science, or Anthroposophy,
    • Spiritual Science, stands directly before our eyes.
    • might quite properly inquire whether there is any reason, in the spiritual
    • will, in the form of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, force its way
    • Spiritual Science certainly does not underestimate the great progress made
    • them. But if we did so we would paralyze certain of our spiritual energies
    • themselves capable of answering spiritual questions from the standpoint of
    • devoted himself for awhile to the spiritual ideas advanced by Zschokke.
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • led astray by the currents of his century came to reject all spiritual sources
    • science, contact with spiritual life, and with the individual, in-dwelling
    • if in addition to natural science, a fully qualified Spiritual Science were to
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • period of the Spiritual Soul
    • evolution of mankind during the epoch of the Spiritual Soul, in which
    • Spiritual Science cannot take things so easily, treating all things in
    • is this: To endow man with the full faculty of the Spiritual Soul. You
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • Soul. I say once more, the faculty for the Spiritual Soul —
    • not the Spiritual Soul itself.
    • the epoch of the Spiritual Soul this can be achieved only in full
    • of Spiritual Science. He alone thinks in accordance with the times who
    • founded on Spiritual Science. Only he who realises this, in all its
    • economics — arising on the basis of an unspiritual science — are
    • faculty of the Spiritual Soul.
    • able to evolve the Spiritual Soul, he would not be able to receive, —
    • the forces of the Spirit-Self, Life-Spirit and Spirit-Man. Man must
    • pass through the Spiritual Soul if he wishes to absorb in his own way
    • the forces of Spirit-Self, Life-Spirit and Spirit-Man. To this end he
    • this may be stated: He who crosses the threshold into the spiritual world
    • develop the conscious Spiritual Soul, their function is to call forth
    • in him the inclination to receive the spiritual life. In the great
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  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • Spiritual Science. Not only do outward circumstances speak clearly,
    • but our conceptions of Spiritual Science also justify us in a certain
    • the one which we can designate as the period of the Spiritual or
    • humanity must gradually develop the Spiritual Soul. The preceding
    • period of the Spiritual Soul. The task of humanity — of civilized
    • humanity in this age of the Spiritual Soul — will be that of laying
    • Post-Atlantean Period, the period of the Spiritual Soul. That which
    • Spiritual Science will easily perceive that the essential impulse in
    • in our soul and spirit life. If one looks at the matter this way, one
    • only from the viewpoint of Spiritual Science that they can be looked
    • not begin to look at life from the viewpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • demands arise in our time? Well, we live in the age of the Spiritual
    • the spiritual bread of humanity's evolution. There was therefore no
    • But when we approach the very nerve of Spiritual Science, we feel that
    • spirit can only be held in balance by the social. But the social must
    • disappeared so pitiably in our age, the age of the Spiritual Soul? In
    • which Spiritual Science gives. The spirit must make a fresh effort
    • made some progress in the realm of Spiritual Science attempts the most
    • the basics. For Spiritual Science, nothing should depend on
    • Nowadays Spiritual Science is the only means of seeing things truly in
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • A part of Steiner's Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • order, anthroposophical spiritual science is not actuated by any
    • non-political, a-political. If one desires to be a spiritual scientist
    • really brilliant spiritual movement which lasted from the time of
    • spiritual life. At the end of the lecture yesterday I spoke of a
    • to be understood in the spiritual sense. In telling this story I have
    • mention of the spiritual was to make a warding-off gesture with his
    • spiritual evolution of mankind, into art, into matters of universal
    • human concern, had not the faintest inkling of what ‘spirit’ must
    • simply did not know what spirit really is from the standpoint of a man
    • the truth: until it came to the spirit, there was truth in a man like
    • how to think about the spirit. Had he been one of the phrasemongers
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • spirit! something is expressed that has been nurtured in one's own
    • the spirit, without a notion of its real nature, are the theosophists
    • of how to think about the spiritual, about the spirit? It is just this
    • empty of anything that can be called spirit. That is the fact we have
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
    • as one learns to apprehend it through anthroposophical spiritual
    • Goethe himself did not succeed in lifting to the level of spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • aspect of what is presented as idea. The spiritual quality of a world
    • among these — but the essential quality of a really spiritual world
    • conception lies in its capacity to take what it has grasped in the spirit and
    • it and looking for the spirit within it.
    • include the whole of the imperceptible or spiritual realm, we must speak of
    • spiritual-scientifically that in everything working in the child up till the
    • chemical tests to do it. But through spiritual science we can know with
    • put to practical use by spiritual science. Because if you understand them
    • matter. That is why spiritual science is needed in actual life today,
    • because spiritual science is not merely for the head but is for the whole of
    • steer their thoughts in the direction of spiritual science. Different kinds of
    • thoughts are stimulated with spiritual science than without it.
    • You will not doubt this fact, for the way spiritual science is received by
    • that spiritual scientific thoughts are different from thoughts without
    • spiritual science. It is necessary to develop a totally new way of thinking.
    • although certain forces appear to be of a spiritual-soul nature, they also
    • spiritual level. Not until we are capable of bringing down onto a material
    • level what we think of as being spiritual shall we be able to grasp the
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
    • itself is that spirit-organization which imbues with its own forces
    • blood by way of the warmth-organism — works as the spiritual
    • which is now outside — the spirit which permeates the cosmos and
    • of that spirit. During sleep our warmth body is pervaded by cosmic
    • spirituality, our air organism by what may be called cosmic astrality
    • the cosmic spirituality which on waking we drive out through our Ego,
    • spirituality. It is the same with the cosmic astrality; we drive it
    • allow the cosmic spirit to draw into our warmth-organism, and the
    • world, but also of his relation to the cosmic spirituality and to the
    • only. If we adhere to the principles of spiritual-scientific thinking
    • the body. It does not go downwards from the spiritual body
    • the soul-and-spirit live in the physical man? — In reality we
    • That Spiritual Science aims everywhere for wholeness of view, that it
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • remain in the physical but at the same time reach up to the spiritual.
    • of spiritual-scientific observation.
    • this tone, this spiritual tone, is not produced in the
    • soul, the soul-and-spirit, takes hold of this warmth-organism and by
    • by Spiritual Science inspires us to work for the sake of the future.
    • When we regard Spiritual Science itself as a source of the moral,
    • moral, and this enthusiasm, born of spiritual-scientific knowledge,
    • to solve this perplexing, fateful problem except spiritual-scientific
    • insight into Nature on the one side and Spirit on the other.
    • Post-Atlantean peoples saw the heavenly bodies as spirit forms, spirit
    • or of the fixed stars, they were speaking of spiritual beings.
    • simply as the outward manifestation of this Spirit Being at the place
    • the other heavenly bodies — they were seen as Spirit Beings. We
    • everything in the stars was conceived of as living spirit reality,
    • physical, psychical and spiritual aspects — if we enquire how
    • foremost as a Spirit-Being. Those who were initiated conceived of this
    • Spirit-Being as the source of the moral. In my
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
    • enthusiasm for true and genuine morality, for the spiritual moral
    • through lack of spirituality — spirituality conceived of here as
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  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • between the moral-spiritual world-order and natural-physical
    • How, in reality, do we become inwardly more and more spiritual? —
    • in pursuit of sensations does not make us more spiritual. We become
    • more spiritual through the inner, will-permeated work we carry out in
    • spiritual we become. When we take in thoughts from the outer material
    • thinking becomes what I have called in my Philosophy of Spiritual
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity,
    • everything that can stream into man from the spiritual world has its
    • spirituality. Garrulous people, who are always opening their mouths in
    • the spiritual world. When he passes out of the spiritual world,
    • arises. Here we have — as if spiritually we could put our very
    • spiritual-scientific development. For here, to begin with, ordinary
    • have already indicated in my Philosophy of Spiritual Activity.
    • to a spiritual-scientific conception of the world, not to any other.
    • way to this unbiased, spiritual-scientific thinking. For in the
    • related to a truly progressive, spiritual-scientific development of
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • place in the moral-spiritual sphere of human evolution and what takes place
    • movements are images of the divine-spiritual existence of the world.
    • Spiritual Guidance of the Individual and Humanity) between the third and
    • order to call up before our minds the spiritual connection between the
    • entirely Christian spirit, this picture is, after all, nothing more than a
    • sense explained in that book we are permitted to point out a spiritual
    • being of the sun, the representative of the spiritual sun, is killed by
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • increasingly come to understand from a spiritual-scientific point of view
    • spiritual heights, united himself with the man Jesus of Nazareth, and from
    • the spiritual background of existence. External natural science is
    • spirit.
    • Isis, and her discovery, made possible through the inner force of spiritual
    • then appear as monuments to the spiritual powers that weave with power
    • only if we experience in a unique way what is weaving with spiritual power
    • appear again in his spiritual form during the course of the twentieth
    • Let us become conscious of this most intimate task! Let us go in spirit to
    • not properly understand what spiritual science is, then we will not be able
    • together, and let us celebrate Christmas in this spirit. Oh, I would like
    • greeting which is at the same time an appeal to kindle spiritual science
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    • to-day. We know from anthroposophical spiritual science how the
    • spiritualized way of looking at the universe. And man felt himself
    • connected as a soul and spirit with this universe. This wisdom of the
    • attaches to it only when it can be shown by spiritual science that
    • in the spiritual world before birth, or conception. There we lived in
    • a proof of man's life in the spiritual world before conception. As far
    • that they had lived in a spiritual world before they walked on earth.
    • to found a science of the spirit upon knowledge gained outside man,
    • naturalistically conceived. A new, spiritual grasp of the Mystery of
    • real penetration into the starry heavens; they saw what was spiritual
    • comprehensible to-day with the help of spiritual science.
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    • occasions that the Spiritual Science cultivated at the Goetheanum has
    • necessary consequences of the whole trend and spirit of modern
    • a vision of reality, a “standing within” spirit-filled reality.
    • new way about what one may call the “Threshold of the Spiritual
    • World.” Spiritual Science is no “warming up” of Gnostic
    • aspect; but if we were to consider it, as we try to do in spiritual
    • lost our awareness of the spiritual in the objects perceived by the
    • by virtue of the powers of his soul, enters into the spiritual world
    • But he must be able also to stay in the spiritual world with full
    • a kind of spiritual faintness, they would not allow him to attempt
    • Anthroposophical Spiritual Science would go further on the same path. This
    • spirit does he now behold the spiritual. By the practice of certain intimate
    • It is at this point that Anthroposophical Spiritual Science steps in
    • with its methods for attaining higher knowledge. This spiritual
    • does it support itself, like spiritualism, on external experiment. The
    • foundation for the whole method of spiritual scientific research lies
    • Spiritual Science then leads on further, to “inspired”
    • creative power which comes down from spiritual worlds at the time of
    • of the eternal and spiritual in his soul.
    • but as spirit, he finds that he is also now within the inner being of
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • spirit, are related to the cosmos. The various aspects of this subject
    • But when we think of man's spiritual nature we cannot conceive that
    • this spirituality is active in him only during his waking hours or in
    • his conscious mental life; the fact is that this spirituality is at
    • Spirit is therefore also present and at work in the sleeping human
    • spirit, it follows that the will as such has to do with this organic
    • anyone through spiritual training, it is for him as it was for earlier
    • called spiritual activity. But will, feeling and conceptual activity
    • life of soul, spiritual activity. Spiritual activity is merely a
    • new Sun-Mysteries which must be brought to the world by spiritual
    • the spiritual sense, light streams out from Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury,
    • This Sun-Mystery was felt to be the greatest spiritual treasure
    • and destiny. But in a spiritual sense it had become known to those
    • made their way thither. A spiritual reality lay behind these journeys.
    • until it is redeemed spiritually in the West, released from the dark
    • existence. Through spiritual-scientific development we must find it
    • that speak with the tones of the spiritual world — not conferences
    • permeated by the wisdom of the West, by the spiritual light of the
    • give us the right feeling for the impulses which spiritual science
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • communications from the world of spirit.”
    • divine spiritual forces living within him. I also referred to how, in
    • spiritual world of poetry and entered into the prose of life.
    • external needs, but what the divine spiritual mystery of his being
    • through his speech about the mystery of his soul and spirit. Man's
    • birth, during his descent out of the divine spiritual world into what
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • during his descent out of the divine spiritual world. All the single
    • to speak it was felt how what was experienced in the divine spiritual
    • experience of Man's connection with the spiritual world in the
    • the spiritual cosmos. By being born on a particular day of the year we
    • it really to be hollow from the spiritual point of view.) In the
    • attempted in anthroposophical Spiritual Science. There is no need to
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • Let us consider man in the spiritual world, long before he develops
    • a being of soul and spirit in a world of soul and spirit. So were we,
    • spirit. What we were, and what we experienced there, is very different
    • soul and spirit; we will rather envisage him, to begin with, on his
    • spirit, when he has laid aside the physical and the etheric forms. Now,
    • as he expands ever more widely in the spirit, he can hand over his
    • as the passage through the world of souls and then through spirit land.
    • embryo. What man brings with him from the spiritual world, having
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • Anthroposophy, or Spiritual Science, is able once again to indicate
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • the spiritual prototype, the spirit-form of his physical body. The
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • early stages of the epoch of the Spiritual Soul
    • his “spiritual sense of being” in the universe. And this spiritual
    • For this purely spiritual sense of being that we find existing with
    • not by virtue of his own spiritual life, but by virtue of some profession
    • spiritual world. And this is only possible if the bond that links us
    • worthy of his being. To be aware of the spirit within the physical
    • existence in the realm of spirit.
    • The world of spirit in which we live during our pre-earthly existence
    • this pre-earthly world of spirit. Although it is always there, a link
    • If man is to be true in a higher, this means spiritual, sense, he must
    • not forget that he has lived in the spirit in pre-earthly existence.
    • in a picture, at least, a new link with pre-earthly spirituality.
    • by means of a picture, to the spirit he has left because of his
    • The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity.
    • will create an image, at least, of pre-earthly connection with spirit.
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  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • from the spiritual being which bore the essence of man. The view then was that
    • one only became spiritual man with the laying aside of the physical body.
    • Only after crossing the threshold of death did one become spiritual man
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • organization of the human being is spiritually prepared during the
    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • existence. This spiritual organization continues to be active
    • visible. The outwardly visible aspect of this spiritual organization
    • body soul-spirit efficacy of the human being during his physical
    • destructive effect on the organism. There the spirit enters directly
    • into physical matter, and wherever the spirit enters physical matter
    • The spiritual element's
    • his ego and astral organization — his soul-spiritual
    • soul-spiritual organization does not push its way into the physical
    • Then man's spirit cannot approach the blood process. In such
    • soul-spiritual cannot properly enter the organism. And because the
    • body refuses to take up the soul-spiritual, our goal must be to
    • person refuses to absorb the soul-spiritual. This night organization
    • a spiritual activity, enters an astral activity, then an etheric
    • activity, which is a purely spiritual activity. If what I have
    • the astral and ego activity, i.e., the soul and spiritual
    • are pushed back and the human being is benumbed by a spiritual
    • able to tolerate such a spiritual activity perhaps only in future
    • spiritual content of a substance we have absorbed. This can best be
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • years ago. Although it is generally imagined that it is easy for spiritual
    • thirty years. It is thought that one only needs to look into the spiritual
    • spiritual science it is only a matter of looking into the world of the spirit
    • responsible spiritual investigation demands more effort and above all more
    • be achieved by more soul-spiritual processes of healing. In this realm one
    • one works upon the children in a soul-spiritual manner in instruction can have
    • whereby we attempt, through purely soul-spiritual influences, from person
    • easily healed through spiritual influences (for example by discussion).
    • soul-spiritual (mental-psychological) influences, This is being done today but
    • soul-spiritual influences; rather, they include them. You have evidence of
    • This curative eurythmy is actually based upon the fact that soul-spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • knowledge of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of
    • outcome of research into the spiritual world.”
    • should be mere automata. True, we should still be spiritual beings,
    • spiritually night by night during the rest of life. If we came into
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • spiritual world, and it is there again between our falling asleep and
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • Archangels and higher spiritual Beings enter into us and animate our
    • Son and Holy Spirit. They — the essential Trinity —
    • dwelling-place of spiritual Beings — the Beings of the Hierarchies.
    • and visible environment on Earth but to a world of higher spiritual
    • animal kingdom — there works what we may call a lower spiritual realm.
    • So too throughout the world of stars there works a higher spiritual
    • to water and to air; so too, he is related spiritually to the world of
    • spiritual reality. It is the Beings of the Hierarchies who are really
    • the spiritual Beings of the Hierarchies. That which is raying down
    • some indication of the living Spirit which in reality fills the entire
    • starry world in its true being. In its true being it is spiritual. In
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  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • instreaming of the Michael-Power into the spiritual events of man's life on
    • are no more than the outer sign and symbol of spiritual worlds which look down
    • worlds, the realm of spiritual evolution, taking with him the power of his
    • he comes into association here with the Spirits who live in the Moon sphere
    • and who are the spiritual Individualities of the great original Leaders of
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • spirituality the power that had been his to create what is so infinitely
    • in wisdom to enter into a relation of understanding with such spirits as
    • Goethe — the spirit, that is, that afterwards became Goethe — as
    • well as also with spirits who had gone astray on other paths, but who
    • again in all its spiritual light and glory.
    • in the spiritual super-sensible worlds all those others — among them also
    • Radiant Spirit-powers, blessing all Worlds!
    • In cosmic age of Spirit-Man.
    • Ye, the disciples of Spirit-Knowledge,
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • from the world of spirit.”
    • anthroposophical spiritual science, that which surpasses the scanty
    • their teachings to human beings — in a spiritual way, of course
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • communications of the gods in a spiritual way, because they were not
    • took place spiritually, and where they received what these beings
    • reminded them of their experiences in the world of the spirit and
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • from divine-spiritual worlds into a body, and that it would leave
    • this body. They considered this an advance in the life of the spirit
    • uninterrupted stream of the life of spirit and soul. They did see, of
    • higher soul-spiritual nature. I have already explained this before.
    • life of soul and spirit. Death was something pertaining to Maya, the
    • their spirit-soul life was not ensnared by death. They saw human life
    • beyond birth, into the spiritual. When they looked at death, the life
    • of spirit and soul again extended beyond death, into the spiritual;
    • of this frame of spirit. On tracing the evolution of mankind from the
    • spirit and soul continues. They thought about the nature of this
    • through inspirations from the spiritual world and did not think about
    • express it in a soul-spiritual way, the understanding could come only
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    • spiritual streams with which it is connected. An even more important
    • spiritual stream than that of the Rosicrucians was that of
    • Manicheanism founded a mighty spiritual stream to which the mediaeval
    • ‘Paraclete’ or ‘Holy Spirit’ promised by Christ to
    • humanity — that is as an incarnation of the Holy Spirit, merely a
    • Temple Legend. All these Spiritual Streams came to expression
    • with super-sensible truths, a mighty cosmic legend. The Spirits of
    • only have been punished through good. Therefore the Spirits of the
    • Divine-Spiritual Light of the soul, a rebellion of the soul against
    • contrary, supports himself on the inner spiritual light of the soul.
    • Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, the Son of the Widow? It means that he
    • especially in the Spiritual. There will be men who are mighty in Love
    • spiritual stream. It appears in forms which many can call to mind, and
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • realm of purely spiritual being according to his “Doctrine of
    • to be an all-important question for the education of the spiritual life.
    • developing organs which can perceive spiritual truths (just as Nature
    • spiritually full, which Plato demanded from those who would understand
    • and the purely spiritual World. Let us think about the
    • representation of a comprehensive spiritual fact. Here again, however,
    • sense-perception what is spiritual. From the mathematical figure I can
    • purely spiritual manner if we would really know it in its true aspect.
    • stages in the spiritual education of Man are constituted by what is
    • fairly on the path to spiritual knowledge. They did not strive for
    • think of the essence of Nature and of Spiritual Being as independently
    • visualised in the spirit. I have visualised the working of a machine
    • Differential is but a point, a zero. For spiritual comprehension,
    • Thus, for our spiritual perception, Space itself is called to life.
    • “self-knowledge” the inner nature of our own spiritual
    • spiritual activity in the midst of super-sensible proportions and
    • Plato, calls for research in the mathematical spirit, he can easily be
    • spirit. This is not the case. Such an overrating rather exists on the
    • research which advances in the spirit of mathematics even where
    • Nevertheless, in all things he wanted to think in the spirit of
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  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • studies in Spiritual Science contain much that we cannot, perhaps,
    • knowledge concerning the secrets of the spiritual world is at every
    • ourselves acquainted with it. But to know the spiritual world it is
    • a simple narration of what is found by spiritual investigation. These
    • investigated by means of Spiritual Science, but they can be understood
    • actions are performed by us. (Spiritually considered, of course, the
    • present in the spiritual world in the form in which we know them here,
    • Spiritual. The animal kingdom is the first realm with which he makes
    • which then, in the spiritual world, extends over all the souls whom
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • spiritual world. The difficulties would more or less solve themselves
    • secrets of the spiritual world. There are here two methods of
    • approach. One way of becoming acquainted with the spiritual world
    • described. That is one form of knowledge of the spiritual world. The
    • of the spiritual world, and we will now speak of the intercourse that
    • of intercourse with the spiritual world, for it is connected with a
    • Earth as lower impulses is, from the other, the spiritual side, higher
    • contact with the spiritual world in the general sense, when we acquire
    • knowledge about our own immortality as beings of soul and spirit,
    • methods of modern spiritualism must, of course, be avoided. When the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • Soul, and Spirit. In the collected edition of Rudolf Steiner's
    • workers asked for an introduction to spiritual science and for the
    • spiritual work grew out of a course originally held by Dr. Roman Boos
    • as soon as we begin to observe human spiritual life, for example, the
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • many people who like to regard themselves as spiritually minded, when
    • spiritual world, when we have gone through death.
    • spiritual world among the beings of the several Hierarchies,
    • expressed in the form of the spiritual sympathies and antipathies we
    • spiritual world. It is similar with the other senses; the senses of
    • Taste, Smell and Sight. And just where the hidden spiritual plays
    • are so great. Many things that are in a higher spiritual sense
    • knew more about the connection between the soul and spirit on the one
    • the spiritual world — and acts accordingly with his body. He
    • real Spiritual Science, the following result is reached. For ordinary
    • Spiritual Science will have to lead earth-evolution towards the
    • spiritual world; otherwise, as we have often seen, the downfall of
    • mankind will come about in the future. On the other hand, Spiritual
    • physical by means of the spirit. Materialism has brought not only an
    • inability to find the spiritual, but also an inability to understand
    • the physical. For the spirit lives in all physical things, and if one
    • knows nothing of the spirit, one cannot understand the physical.
    • Think of those who know nothing of the spirit; what do they know of
    • from the spiritual world. We must make a real advance in the
    • spiritual comprehension of the world.
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • enlightened spirit — and today it is quite impossible. If
    • necessity, though a spiritual one; under it, he is not free.
    • otherwise followed in many ways, is a much freer spirit. For Kant
    • seeks to raise up and spiritualise, so that the human being is not
    • in art a guide for the rest of human activity. The spirit of Goethe
    • activity of shaping it. He must spiritualise the sense-perceptible by
    • hut in the same way that the spiritual has an effect. Thus the artist
    • fuses spiritual and perceptible into one creation. When all that men
    • and when all that comes from the senses is permeated by spirit, then
    • sensual necessity is spiritualised by rational necessity — when
    • reason; Goethe was a man of instinct, but spiritualised instinct. The
    • from necessity to freedom in his own way. He was the spiritualised man
    • modern spiritual life.
    • man's spiritual history than people can realise today. The period
    • them of a powerful spirituality which humanity has since lost. Anyone
    • of writing an element of soul and spirit is at work which is not
    • spirituality has not been here. It does not speak directly to
    • Spiritual Science, which extends our range of vision and can also
    • best if people would acknowledge that without spiritual knowledge they
    • spirituality, was present in men, before it finally faded away in the
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  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • represents the essentially spiritual part of Man, goes together with
    • spiritual point of view between these three systems when we observe
    • what to look for. That which takes place in the soul and spirit of the
    • around him a spiritual atmosphere whereby he comes into contact with
    • his environment, and can see how spiritual forces are at work in the
    • the subconscious parts of our nature in spiritual spheres. In
    • particular, with our rhythmic system we live in the spiritual sphere
    • comes back in a more spiritual form, whereas in the second or third
    • and then we shall be able to call on the spiritual worlds around us to
    • the spirit, as manifested in history, Christianity is not yet there.
    • It is our anthroposophical spiritual science which for the first time
    • spiritual science has entered the field and speaks of the Christ Event
    • awareness of the presence of an abstract spiritual world that is
    • into it a consciousness of the actual spiritual world in which we live
    • that is happening spiritually around us.
    • to take hold of the life of the spirit in its actuality. When people
    • speak of the spirit, they always have more or less a desire to keep
    • anthroposophical spiritual science is brought forward at this present
    • connection with his spiritual environment. For in earlier times the
    • within; they must proceed from our connection with the spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Consciousness, or Spiritual Soul.
    • faculty of perceiving and experiencing spirituality in the world
    • Mysteries, began to feel that their power to perceive the spiritual
    • experience the light by entering in spirit into the events connected
    • spirituality which pervaded the life of the mind in the fourth
    • Spiritual Science. The Sun which the physicist believes to be a
    • luminous body of gas out in cosmic space is spiritual through and
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • kindled and quickened his Ego. His was still aware of the spirituality
    • become aware of the spiritual forces indwelling the rays of the Sun in
    • into which our civilisation has fallen, and bring a new spiritual life
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    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism.
    • ONCE before I spoke to you of certain spiritual facts concerning the
    • super-sensible or spiritual world, represents — seen from a human
    • Through anthroposophical Spiritual Science we become aware, above all,
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • of man, in communion with higher spiritual Beings, with the sublime
    • and a new birth builds up his own physical body in a spirit-form
    • — as it were a spiritual seed or germ. This Spirit seed, having
    • down into the line of physical inheritance. The Spiritual is thus
    • birth in co-operation with super-sensible, spiritual Beings. Therefore,
    • spiritual worlds.
    • spiritual science. Passing now from within outward, that which adjoins
    • stapes or stirrup, appears in the light of spiritual science as
    • the spiritual world in the pre-earthly life. It is in fact a pure
    • image of the spiritual worlds. Now what is there in the spiritual
    • reality. As soon as we come into the spiritual world which lies beyond
    • spiritual and pre-earthly existence. In our lower human organisation
    • dimensions of space and preserves its membership of the spiritual
    • spiritual world. And the whole of the lower man is now transformed
    • from the Spiritual world into the world of sense, and from this world
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    • the mineral world with human spirit. Spiritualised natural
    • evolution and involution. Future penetration of man's spirit
    • spiritual world — that is a very different matter. All of you have
    • on-flowing life in the spiritual world.
    • only serves that end, just so much is lost in the way of spiritual gain. On
    • is to permeate this mineral world through and through with the spirit
    • obtained from the mineral kingdom? You are inculcating human spirit into
    • the raw material. If you construct a machine, you have laid the spirit that
    • vanish without a trace. Every atom bears a trace of your spirit and will
    • fact that you have united the spirit in you with the mineral world, a
    • spiritual than our own, the individual name was of less importance.
    • Spirituality in those days was directed to reality; whereas our epoch
    • one of you has a soul, each one of you has a spirit. This soul and [this]
    • spirit are called upon to climb one day to the highest stages of
    • perfection. But the soul and the spirit were already there before your
    • of pure spirit you were part of the universal world spirit. The world
    • spirit and the world soul spread out around you then as nature spreads out
    • world are around you now, so were the worlds of soul and of spirit once
    • This has become your soul. The spirit, too, once spread out around you. And
    • knew: In future times the mineral world will be spiritualized; to build
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  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • Spiritual Science cannot hand people something which, once
    • formulas, science of the spirit provides something with which
    • That is not possible with spiritual-scientific truths, the
    • formulated into concepts, whereas spiritual-scientific truths
    • spiritual world and there lose consciousness. They pass out of
    • outside the physical body in the spiritual world, we perceive
    • threshold leading into the spiritual world. They can live in
    • of perception in the spiritual world is only one of three
    • dwell in the spiritual world, as the deeds of the Angeloi,
    • spiritual beings who guide and direct the world out of the
    • spirit are seen, moving as it were through the surging sea of
    • of spiritual cosmic beings. And this world of the revelation of
    • spiritual cosmic beings is the second element of sleep, as
    • spiritual world.
    • spiritual world. In this third stage of sleep we live with the
    • essential being of the spiritual world itself. That is, we
    • the world of manifestation, the revelation of spiritual beings,
    • we live within the divine spiritual beings themselves.
    • divine spiritual beings are revealed, or these spiritual beings
    • Inspiration that everywhere the deeds of divine, spiritual
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • old Mysteries, thus: from words there must be drawn Spirit. But
    • once more: Spirit must be drawn forth from words.
    • further in such descriptions, and so to approach nearer to spiritual
    • out the Spirit from it, by that art of which I said just now that it
    • with spiritual vision, and begins to understand its phenomena, one is
    • spiritually, the essential being of Man.
    • music; it can no more be perceived by the being of soul and spirit,
    • the spiritual beings, in accordance with the forms of the physical
    • as the World of Spirits, when he can follow with his own Ego-being,
    • with his innermost being of soul and spirit, those activities which
    • realm's of body, soul, and spirit, are revealed. In the end one comes
    • gnats. If one looks closely at these spiritual grey patches,
    • better) of Spirit in general — in order to learn to speak about
    • talking either of Matter or of what is called Spirit in the ordinary
    • consciousness — a grey spirituality, conceived pantheistically
    • itself; increasingly rich in inner spirituality. Man lost the
    • Beings can be described spiritually — how they shine, with
    • spiritual Form can be found in this way. And these full spiritual
    • ... Space is not real, Time is not real, Matter is not real, Spirit in
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    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • No one who studies the spiritual
    • investigation; whereas the answers given by Spiritual Science to the
    • external physical, but to spiritual forms, — agree with
    • concepts which Spiritual Science has to bring forward, coincide in
    • by people whose immaturity in the realm of Spiritual Science makes
    • them wholly incapable of real judgment in matters of the spiritual
    • life. Modern Spiritual Science, the ideas of which we will try briefly
    • spiritual stream. I will indicate one such aspect, at once the most
    • significant and in the most complete accord with what Spiritual
    • origin of man led us back to a form still hovering in spiritual
    • spiritual form, gradually descended to become the material being we
    • forms, whereas Spiritual Science leads us back to forms which more
    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • wholly spiritual origin. In those regions where spiritual man dwelt
    • other purely spiritual beings and spiritual processes — in that
    • developing onwards to the point where his soul and spirit came
    • existence, the Christ Being remained above in purely spiritual worlds
    • the region of pure Spirit while man was passing through his evolution
    • physical being, but in the region of pure Spirit. The epoch we
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    • Anthroposophy - A Quarterly Review of Spiritual Science.
    • A Quarterly Review of Spiritual Science
    • It is not the aim of Spiritual Science merely to satisfy curiosity or
    • a greed for knowledge but to be a spiritual impulse penetrating deeply
    • dawn upon us that this is indeed the mission of Spiritual Science when
    • Spiritual Science lived in one of the greatest artists of our time. In
    • everyone who is a true student of Spiritual Science. — It is that
    • natural and spiritual worlds. But there is a higher mode of knowledge.
    • Spheres is a reality, for there is a region of the spiritual world in
    • of spirit, just as a blind man is surrounded by the world of colour
    • faculty of spiritual sight to awaken in a man. When his higher senses
    • surrounding spiritual world that lies near us, we give the name of the
    • astral world, or world of light, while a higher, purely spiritual
    • spiritual sound and he retains the image.
    • revelation of an inner music, of spiritual sounds and harmonies which
    • ceremonies were connected with the secrets of spiritual forces from
    • the human being. The whole evolution of the World-Spirit was presented
    • hitherto been separated were coming together in his spirit, there to
    • Spiritual Science.
    • one man to the other. Spiritual Science reveals these laws, and, as an
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    • Anthroposophy - A Quarterly Review of Spiritual Science.
    • A Quarterly Review of Spiritual Science
    • Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
    • had reached its prime, two streams of spiritual life were flowing
    • communicated afresh. True, the Greeks realised that higher spiritual
    • knew too that by dint of spiritual training and through Initiation, a
    • lived within the streams of spiritual life which were wholly exhausted
    • human souls were treading the path to the spiritual world in other
    • ideas. The great spiritual picture to which Plato tried to lift the
    • Divine Spirit. Plato said in effect: the Ideas are the lowest
    • revelation of the Divine-Spiritual. Aristotle could no longer
    • penetrate with the same intensity into this spiritual substance.
    • Plato was able to gaze into higher levels of the spiritual world than
    • rise to very high levels of spiritual perception. The lives of men
    • like Ammonius Saccas and his pupil Plotinus were rich in spiritual
    • experiences and their conceptions of the spiritual world were filled
    • of a spiritual world, and Nature — generally regarded nowadays as
    • that spiritual world of which they were conscious.
    • contains merely the outward expression of the spiritual world. Nor let
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    • spiritual world, he will, to a certain extent have that experience
    • strives to attain clairvoyance in the spiritual world, namely, the
    • LIFE and CULTURAL or SPIRITUAL LIFE. This need of a three-partition
    • existed in recognising a goal of a spiritual character, and because
    • taken into account from a SPIRITUAL standpoint! We should not delude
    • spirit. In more recent times, the spirit has become very mechanical,
    • been applied to social life, as ruling laws. Mechanization of the spirit
    • Americanization of the spirit represents a mechanization of spiritual
    • it can find, on the one hand, the mechanization of the spirit, the
    • OF THE SPIRIT, discover this awakening of the spirit in the impulses
    • we designate as a spiritual-scientific movement oriented towards
    • only be the outcome of SPIRITUAL IMPULSES!
    • spirit, contemplates in a certain way every night the events of the
    • soul-spiritual life before birth. We must speak of the fact that
    • the face of the spiritual world than the more abstract feelings of
    • beings. Man's attitude and feelings towards the spiritual world
    • spiritual world which is more encompassing than the one which
    • battles, of the SPIRITUAL battles of the civilised world! Let us
    • we develop in the physical world in the form of SPIRITUAL LIFE. It
    • possibility whatever for the development of a spiritual life, if
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  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • acquisition of that science which we designate as spiritual science,
    • of spiritual science, we must penetrate more accurately into
    • first of all, cast our spiritual eye upon these two members of human
    • Spiritual science as
    • Spirits of the Will or the Thrones, so the transformation during
    • the Sun-epoch became possible through the Spirits of Wisdom, and the
    • transformation during, the Moon-epoch through the Spirits of
    • the physical body, has been made possible through the Spirits of
    • Spirits of Form, and is in keeping with the fact that an Ego had to
    • Spirits of Form gave the human physical body the form which it
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • aspect of spiritual science. The following fact should be looked upon
    • being we are in the position to invoke the Spirits of the higher
    • hierarchies — to send an invocation to the Spirits of the
    • Spirits of the Angeloi, Archangeloi, and Archai might withdraw from
    • glimpse of the truth. It rose up on his spiritual horizon at a time
    • man’s spiritual life we must become broad-minded and we must
    • the spiritual world, forms that are needed there, just as machines
    • spiritual world. What aids these spiritual beings in their work?
    • between birth and death the Spirits of Form have been working upon
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    • us pictures of happenings in the spiritual life of the Cosmos and in
    • changing styles. He gives us pictures of happenings in the spiritual
    • aspirant for spiritual knowledge — is called Johannes
    • would be worthy of the spiritual grandeur of the Plays and the
    • IN the Building that is to be a home for Spiritual Science, full
    • we have a deep responsibility to the laws of the spiritual life, the
    • spiritual Powers and the conditions of human evolution of which we
    • spiritual activity to the test. True, the Gods do not refuse their
    • Soul, the Spiritual Soul. And if the future is to receive from us
    • spiritual impulses our work must be grounded, only if what we do is
    • the dwelling place of the Divine-Spiritual; but the outer structure
    • of the downstreaming spiritual forces and be united with them. This
    • Spirit we are able to look behind this countenance into the inner
    • The spiritual picture given by Anthroposophy of the physical nature
    • that early Art of Building. Man as a physical being has his spiritual
    • be an expression of the spiritual realities of human evolution. We
    • described by Psychosophy; and as Spirit, the human being can be
    • described by Pneumatosophy. Can we not then picture man spiritually
    • Spirit and receives the Spirit! To say that the Spirit is spiritual
    • namely, that the Spirit is the super-sensible reality. Art,
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    • high spiritual development to penetrate into the chaos of the peoples,
    • spirituality with the doctrine of reincarnation. In the Hamitic branch
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • still able to absorb the sublime spirituality that surpassed the
    • In Rome, therefore, something was being prepared which the Spiritual
    • spiritual life at its highest level was needed, and it was only to be
    • found where the greatest number of spiritual impulses had been given,
    • namely in Asia Minor. Spirit had there been grafted on Spirit.
    • spiritual life. The new impulse could proceed only from a personality
    • care by the spiritual guidance of the world. The ancient Rishi Culture
    • all earlier impulses and endow it with the Spirit of the whole Fifth
    • Spiritual Will manifested in the personality, they were also able to
    • Therefore, fructification must be brought from the original spiritual
    • of their own spirituality that they have to carry things out ...”
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    • The Mystery of the Trinity and the Mission of the Spirit
    • The Mystery of the Trinity and the Mission of the Spirit
    • more in the light of spiritual knowledge. Intellectualistic knowledge
    • their true origin in spiritual Worlds.
    • and spirit. In a deeper psychological sense, man was as if
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • Universe filled with spiritual pictures or Imaginations, and as he
    • of the spiritual World from which I am come down. Descending as a
    • soul from yonder spiritual World, I entered the dwelling of a human
    • higher Hierarchies, of spiritual Beings. I lived in a world where the
    • space not physical but spiritual. I lived in that world where the
    • spiritual World. Yet by my very entry into a human body —
    • Greece all spiritual life was somehow related to the healing of
    • farther from the Divine-spiritual Beings. “The sickness of
    • of those ancient times felt the reality of spiritual things. “I
    • Spiritual. There is the Spirit; out of that Spirit I am born; that
    • Spirit must I find again. But I have departed far from Him.”
    • Thus did man feel the Spirit from whom he had departed,
    • as the Spirit of the Father God. The highest Initiate in the
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, of their connection with the spiritual world
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual Individualities.
    • the spiritual world whom we are accustomed to assign to the Hierarchy
    • feeling is present in him that he belongs to a spiritual world and
    • soul, must have some relation to Spirits. According as the one or the
    • Archangels. Hence are the Archangels the Spirits of the different
    • peoples — the Folk Spirits as we call them. You will know of
    • the evolution of higher spiritual Beings. We need only learn how to
    • relate particular facts and phenomena to particular higher spiritual
    • little book, “The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind,”
    • live in the spiritual world. To-day we will extend this into a realm
    • universal spirit. It will surprise you that I give him these two
    • time the universal spirit. He is great in a certain aspect but he is
    • of higher Spirits in speech and language.
    • lags behind the philosopher in certain respects; but in spiritual
    • came right out of the Divine and spiritual stream in which he had
    • spiritual, it has often been merely traditional. But when the word of
    • again. We must first be able to observe in the spiritual world. Above
    • enter also into spiritual life itself.
    • tends to die away, — just there the spiritual enters in!
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    • minds should also be raised to the Spirit. The Spirit is no
    • Spirit pervades all things physical, for this is to recognise one
    • spiritual world.
    • begin with, we will study the character of certain spiritual impulses
    • evolutionary process. It was said that another, more purely spiritual
    • whose nature a much more highly spiritual mode of knowledge is
    • Demiurgos was a Being dwelling in spheres of lofty spirituality, in a
    • from the Demiurgos and strives again to reach the spiritual world.
    • was a personification of the spiritual strivings of mankind. The urge
    • which lives in men to reach the spiritual world again was therefore
    • of a far more highly spiritual order than Jahve or Jehovah.
    • realisation that spiritual foundations underlie this physical world
    • with the spiritual world — which was moreover of far greater
    • kinship with the spiritual world. Such ideas lived in European
    • experience of kinship with the spiritual world, with the Pleroma, had
    • it was man's task and function to activate the spiritual forces
    • of spiritual aspiration. But as time went on, darkness crept over the
    • the spiritual world was entirely absent. There you have a picture of
    • highly spiritual form of knowledge has become corrupt; the life of
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    • lecture you will have seen how the spiritual world, in which we are
    • Not only so; the spiritual world and the physical interpenetrate even
    • before our souls the connection of man with the spiritual world from
    • spiritual worlds. The next spiritual world, as it were adjoining this
    • spiritual principles a practical possibility.
    • call nature-spirits, but not only these. In it are also all those
    • spiritual world. Let us assume that we lost a beloved friend through
    • an influence working downward from spiritual worlds, coming to us
    • world of soul and Spirit; he must submit to them. I need only mention
    • relation to the beings who are with him in the spiritual world and in
    • against an altogether different spirit in ourselves. Assume, for
    • age has a real longing for what Spiritual Science brings to men; and
    • cannot resolve to take the real steps into the spiritual world, so as
    • reverence this actual connection with the spiritual world. It is the
    • spiritual world, but with the real spiritual world wherein those who
    • this, man is able to work down from the spiritual world into the
    • decades, for we experience things much slower in the spiritual world
    • than in the physical. One year of the spiritual world corresponds to
    • physical world whereas in the spiritual world, so to speak, he always
    • has to revolve in far larger circles. So, as one spiritual year is
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    • spiritual things. The Greek knew how to picture something of Osiris,
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    • to be achieved on the path of Spiritual Science, through spiritual
    • ‘The Spiritual Guidance of Man and Mankind’,
    • the ruling spiritual beings, as we described yesterday. Men in the
    • seeing of ideas, a seeing of spiritual realities, a living in
    • spiritual realities.
    • how he experiences the spirit-snake, the
    • spirit-dog and the spirit-bull; he describes what he feels about
    • years of age had Imaginations — Imaginations of spiritual
    • nonsense.) In the air spiritual events are taking place around
    • but spiritual events are taking place. These spiritual events,
    • connection with man, the deeper layers of the human spirit. You can
    • lived spiritually in the essences which permeated the larynx and
    • in such a way that one nation had its guardian spirit in Orion,
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    • These Old Testament doctrines have sprung from a different spirit
    • clairvoyance had stood in the same inner relation to the spirit
    • told you that the divine spiritual Beings who stand at the
    • essentials standing spiritually before mankind up to the new
    • directly experience the spiritual in his natural surroundings in
    • a mysterious spirit-being who stood in inner relation with the
    • that in which the old clairvoyance united man with the spirit of
    • spiritual seclusion was erected a Building which was considered to be
    • spirit-visitor, who was none other than the new Typhon, believed that
    • in fourteen pieces. When the spirit-visitor, the new Typhon, had come
    • genuine form she could accept it again from a group of spirits who
    • were elemental spirits of nature, could receive it from nature
    • spiritual science, to transform the cow-horns, so that even the paper
    • recipe for its abstract spirit is depicted on a tombstone in Mölln
    • spoken) — ‘the Letter kills, but the Spirit gives life’.
    • Imaginative life drew out of the spirit, as we described yesterday.
    • This ancient spirit gave life, and the livingness in that epoch of
    • proverb ‘the letter kills but the spirit gives life’ is
    • Imaginative times, Osiris times, the spirit kept the human soul in a
    • every day, then this really means a meeting with spiritual beings,
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    • bring before your spiritual eyes in showing how one can look towards
    • immortality, who had consciously grasped the spiritual world. You can
    • the immortal, the spiritual impulse, and those men who disdain this,
    • never seek to grasp the spiritual life of the soul cannot lift the
    • veil of Isis; he however can lift it, who grasps the spiritual life,
    • specially in this age as shadow-side of the spiritual life, he takes
    • spiritual world. In particular he can find the way to his true, his
    • because in a physical sense it is this true copy, in a spiritual
    • spiritual life, world-knowledge, world-conception. Man is shut off
    • of making himself spiritual. No age has been so favourable to
    • spirituality as this fifth epoch. Courage must only be found to drive
    • reality, to set against them full reality and therewith the spiritual
    • Thus all that is connected with spirituality for this life
    • greatest spiritual possibilities. In no age was it granted to men to
    • the earth into a spiritually free humanity. And at one's disposal are
    • put questions regarding the outer world. Spiritual Science has
  • Title: Lecture V: Ancient Myths
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    • spirit nature. If today we wish to have a development of the soul and
    • spirit nature after our twenties, we must seek for this development
    • time something that determines our progress of soul and spirit.
    • receding further, so that I, if no spiritual impulse grips mankind,
    • themselves from the spirit what is no longer given by nature. I
    • only come from an understanding of the spiritual world. Hence, thinks
    • The final lecture treated especially of the prevailing spirit of the
    • than in the Protestant. But he was a free spirit enough not to become
    • enter if fresh knowledge is drawn out of the spiritual world. This he
    • and we can only do so through spiritual deepening. But, as I said,
    • for instance, forms the spiritual challenge of the anthroposophical
    • Spiritual Science. One can see that by various examples: I will bring
    • just read a lecture of mine on the task of Spiritual Science, [See:
    • ‘The Mission of Spiritual Science and of its Building at
    • sees that this Spiritual Science has, after all, something very
    • what he has read in this lecture on the task of Spiritual Science. He
    • today, and he has seen from this lecture that Spiritual Science is
    • five years ago sought to attach himself to this Spiritual Science, to
    • join a group where Spiritual Science was studied, begged moreover at
    • forbidding picture of Spiritual Science that he found it was not at
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    • those who sought for spiritual things. Nor was this inscription on
    • Now in spiritual
    • the first place a true apparatus for spiritual activity, for all that
    • committed to use the head alone as an instrument of our spiritual
    • spiritual, what is super-sensible and invisible. The head of man as it
    • confronts us is externally complete. All that is spiritual has formed
    • The spiritual
    • death is a kind of accident: but from a spiritual science outlook it
    • matter of the spiritual world, time relationships are different from
    • instance an experience of the spiritual investigator through which
    • through other results of spiritual research. If one makes oneself
    • through the gate of death, who live in the spiritual world after
    • spiritual, the true pursuit for the spirit and its existence. There
    • man's organism, that is to say from the spiritual part of the
    • materialistic natural science of today will become spirituality.
    • It will the sooner become spirituality the greater the number of
    • complete all-round developed organism of soul and spirit, he must be
    • Spiritual Science rightly understood can bring about these two
    • in each globe the body of a spiritual being. It would have been
    • already to Spiritual Science which official astronomy does not yet
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    • spiritual secrets of the stars. One can even say in a certain sense,
    • spiritually, the wide universe is our home between death and a new
    • cosmos, together with the purely spiritual beings who dwell there, we
    • Spiritual Science. Natural science is very near at many points to a
    • meeting with spiritual science. I said in other lectures and have
    • discovery of something that has met with opposition even in spiritual
    • forces of soul and spirit are expressed for clairvoyance in a
    • we mean much more spiritual elements in man than this lowest, almost
    • physical, for as regards the spiritual part of the remaining
    • through spiritual science. Thus natural science will discover, as it
    • deeper. Between the spiritual universe — for the universe is
    • filled with spirit and spirit-beings — and the earth on which
    • physical substance, not a chemical element, but actually spiritual,
    • we come down to earth from the spiritual world, to find a place in a
    • the spiritual world. This substance, which I have shown coming
    • spiritual substance continuously, then one knows how to apply it to
    • the spiritual world.
    • incarnation. The dead live a spiritual life, and this life is
    • real being of soul and spirit fairly early finds its spiritual grave
    • spiritual existence. But inasmuch as we have come down to the
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    • The Bridge between Cosmic Spirituality and the Physical
    • The Bridge between Cosmic Spirituality and the Physical
    • members only of the School of Spiritual Science, Goetheanum, Class
    • knowledge of anthroposophical spiritual science that the human being
    • itself to the universe, though to be sure, to the spirit-soul part of
    • itself, so to speak, into the spirit-soul part of the universe with
    • expression, it strikes against the outer limits of our spiritual-soul
    • (Bern, December 13, 1920; The Results of Spiritual Science and
    • spirit were not yet so intensely linked to the body as they are in
    • side, from the spirit-soul side. We come to know the process from the
    • whole cosmos in the realm of spirit and soul, and the cosmos teaches
    • for the metabolism in its spiritual aspect contains the germ of the
    • organism for this earth life, from the spiritual aspect it contains
    • history. For if you consider what anthroposophical spiritual science
    • soul has experienced in the spirit-soul world during life between
    • was still in the spiritual world. Our body has inherited from all of
    • of the spirit, the results often appear paradoxical to outer
    • absurdity. Spiritual perception alone reveals the truth. And a
    • spiritual researcher is often himself astonished at his own results.
    • that, by being devoted to true spiritual research, one is working not
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    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual Individualities.
    • The Human Soul in its Connection with Godly-Spiritual
    • spiritual Science, we examine the astral body of man which has
    • physical and etheric bodies, the element of soul and spirit that is
    • and spirit out of the physical and etheric bodies and during the
    • period of sleep holds within itself, in the world of soul and spirit,
    • as a kind of echoing wave, the after-workings of the psycho-spiritual
    • of voice is produced. The element of spirit and soul however, that
    • all this is carried forth into the spiritual world by the astral body
    • language. But through the whole of life, the element of spirit and
    • spiritual world by the astral body during the night. Thus we can say:
    • ignore altogether the working of the soul and spirit. Walking,
    • every step we take as we go about, spirit and soul are contained,
    • and etheric bodies into the spiritual world when we fall asleep; and
    • in the process inheres a psycho-spiritual element of a very special
    • spirit that is added by the Ego to what it bears outwards from the
    • that the Archangeloi are the Leaders, the Guiding Spirits, of the
    • Archangeloi are the Guiding Spirits of folk-languages because they
    • belief in the spiritual, for the ideal is a spiritual thing —
    • fanatically in the Spirit are the very ones who refute the Spirit. I
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  • Title: Lecture: Goethe and the Evolution of Consciousness
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    • views which have to be developed in anthroposophical Spiritual
    • spiritual or mental attitude to the things of the world. This is very
    • and spiritually impossible to share in the mental attitude of his
    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • to the heavenly, not until I cease to cleave to the Spirit of the
    • the spirit of Greece with understanding. Goethe's attitude to
    • We can, however, go still further back than this. Spiritual Science
    • light of Spiritual Science. Benedetto Croce was one who spoke in a
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science can understand thoroughly what is
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    • Also known as: Self-Consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • Also known as: Self-Consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • to say something about anthroposophical Spiritual Science. [This
    • well how difficult it is to make Spiritual Science to some extent
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science.
    • may be found. Anthroposophical Spiritual Science cannot speak of the
    • scientific strivings, the scientific spirit of the last few
    • It is the conviction of anthroposophical Spiritual Science that
    • Spiritual Science is founded upon the same fundamental principles
    • scientific research today, anthroposophical Spiritual Science wishes
    • spirit before the tribunal of science, who are not content to resign
    • the soul with the world of Divine Spirit can stream up from the deep
    • Anthroposophical Spiritual Science therefore sets out to awaken
    • development. This kind of investigation into the things of the Spirit
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • power is strengthened. The would-be spiritual investigator proceeds
    • investigator in Spiritual Science shall ask already experienced
    • external, spiritual reality. The objective significance of this
    • furrowed in the life of soul-and-spirit just like the physical brain
    • something of the nature of soul-and-spirit within the human being
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    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit – II
    • the view of explaining the modern life of the spirit and its
    • characterises the modern life of the spirit.
    • spirit. By departing from various standpoints, we have gradually
    • modern life of the spirit is intellectualism, the intellectual,
    • up intellectualism. Intellectualism developed from out a spiritual
    • super-sensible, spiritual contents. The spiritual contents have dried
    • preeminently leading spirit, who at that time already made use of the
    • evinced that the older form of spirituality had ceased to exist and
    • inner intellectual work, this preeminently leading spirit was
    • intellectual way of grasping the old spiritual contents. These can no
    • were, a shadow-outline of the old spiritual wisdom. We can see
    • meaning with the old spiritual wisdom, reaches its climax in the
    • world-conception which is based on spirituality, so that he finally
    • The spiritual life of
    • The spiritual life of
    • then Thomas Aquinas and Albertus Magnus — the spiritual life of
    • spirit does not possess a real technique of thinking. How many things
    • say: Spirits such as Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas have set
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    • Human Evolution, Cosmic Soul, Cosmic Spirit — II
    • gained in regard to the spiritual world. In regard to the spiritual
    • and to consider him a little from a spiritual standpoint. Many people
    • regard to spiritual science.
    • way through the spiritual culture of the nineteenth century, began to
    • with spiritual-scientific methods of investigation, merely see
    • spiritual-scientific knowledge does not throw light upon that
    • world, which is an image of the spiritual world. We may be
    • become spiritually inclined, particularly the life of the will.
    • is interesting to observe, from a spiritual-scientific
    • with its entirely spiritual inclinations (but the head does not know
    • this); it reckons with the spiritual and with spiritual worlds. They
    • writer, who inveighs terribly against everything of a spiritual
    • spiritualistic and altogether his opponent.
    • is how things take their course. Idealism and spiritualism exist ...
    • materialists, the sensualists, are the strongest spiritualists.
    • spiritualistic world-picture, which the materialists, in particular,
    • hold of it, and then it is not active in a divine-spiritual sense,
    • but it is active in an ahrimanic-spiritual sense. It then leads the
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    • our spiritual science as a riddle which must be solved. The times in
    • suffering, and in these fateful days spiritual-scientific thoughts in
    • members of his spiritual nature which can only be acquired in the
    • spiritual world. Afterwards, however, as he continues along his path
    • themselves. Spiritual science must teach that this truth should be
    • recognised in regard to the spiritual world.
    • are entrusted, as it were, to the spiritual worlds, we should
    • order to see this in the light of spiritual science, let me remind
    • the case of things that are connected, with the spiritual world, it
    • contemplate it from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, if we say
    • our time, will find that this is quite an insane idea. Spiritual
    • along its path in the spiritual world, united with its ego and astral
    • spiritual connection with the Building which we intend to erect at
    • Dornach in the service of spiritual science, know from that day,
    • brought down from the spiritual worlds. Helping forces are needed if
    • everything that must be brought down from the spiritual world is
    • by spiritual science, and here is another building, where the glass
    • spiritual world, which are needed to create the forms and the
    • forces that were needed to draw down inspirations from the spiritual
    • see, clairvoyant knowledge arises when our soul-spiritual part is
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    • the Spiritual Resurrection.
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung,
    • the Spiritual Resurrection.
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung,
    • soul-and-spirit in the spiritual world before he could have come down
    • the Spiritual within the merely material. He points to this free
    • spirit-and-soul penetrates into the bodily nature, and traditions
    • has Spiritual Science to say to this? When in the first place we
    • and listen spiritually to the description which an Initiate would
    • with the spiritual Beings of the cosmos. Just as here on earth a man
    • these ancient sages enter into relation with spiritual Beings. And
    • from these spiritual Beings they learned something else, namely that
    • spiritual Beings with whom the ancient sages could have real
    • something that on the one hand is of the nature of soul-and-spirit
    • development, and anthroposophical Spiritual Science tries to be such
    • — lost together with that union with the spiritual Beings who
    • to give place to a spiritual perception of external nature, whereby
    • by free spiritual activity.
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    • From: Lectures on Spiritual Essence and Its Working
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • and The Science of the Spirit, Education, and the Practical Life.
    • From: Lectures on Spiritual Essence and Its Working
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • PATH LEADING TO THE SPIRIT.
    • from a long study of the spiritual science of Anthroposophy. We know
    • develop its peculiarities. Those who are initiated into the spiritual
    • who wish to study human evolution in the meaning of spiritual
    • soul-spiritually and bodily. A knowledge going in the direction of
    • spiritual knowledge of the universe, which — in spite of the
    • thanks to the influence of divine-spiritual beings. At the same time,
    • realise that we must once more take in spirituality from an
    • anthroposophical spiritual science, so that the ego may once more be
    • the soul-spiritual and the bodily-physical. The Greek words, or those
    • the activity of the soul-spiritual gives rise to cartilaginous
    • into the world! It is the task of a spiritual scientific deepening to
    • spiritual world became visible.
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    • Spiritual and Social Transformations in Human Evolution
    • One of his lectures on Spiritual Essence and its Working,
    • Spiritual and Social Transformations in Human Evolution
    • “a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being
    • to the spiritual in the universe”.
    • spiritual world, from the Beings of the higher Hierarchies, but
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • become even more spiritual.
    • present age is, shall I say, rather more essentially spiritual than
    • amass all kinds of spiritual experiences, but not by the path that is
    • spiritualistic methods are apt to be valued more highly to-day than
    • also, to translate what he is able to proclaim out of the spiritual
    • experiences in the spiritual world.
    • experiences connected with crossing the Threshold of the spiritual
    • free spiritual activity. And even in our Elementary Schools to-day
    • children are educated away from free spiritual activity. The very
    • methods of teaching hinder the development of free spiritual
    • have realised that anthroposophical Spiritual Science is endeavouring
    • spiritual science holding a different view of Christianity. In
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    • The Spiritual Communion of Mankind.
    • The Spiritual Communion of Mankind.
    • The Spiritual Communion of Mankind
    • Mysteries, knowledge was sought as a revelation of the Spiritual in
    • a knowledge of the spiritual nature of the world. A pictorial
    • knowledge of the Spiritual lay at the foundation of all ancient
    • whole man felt himself uplifted to the divine-spiritual ground
    • devotion to this divine-spiritual principle. And the sacred acts and
    • were to be filled with spirit. Men felt the living unity in science
    • spiritual life of the present day must be, once more to gain
    • Only when anthroposophical Spiritual Science is seen to contain this
    • will have to take many steps in spiritual development before such an
    • lived in spiritual worlds, has since united Himself with human life
    • spiritual life. And it is indeed clear that the religious impulse
    • only find where anthroposophical Spiritual Science is making its way
    • of spiritual truths, truths regarding the actual spiritual content of
    • the world, can be found by men when they become spiritual
    • researchers. And if men do not become spiritual researchers but
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • important above all is that the spiritual truths now accessible to
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    • Spirits of their Souls, working Guardians!
    • And the Spirit Whom
    • we seek through our spiritual-scientific endeavours, the Spirit Who
    • death. For only in the light of spiritual science, death becomes
    • a real event, in the true meaning of the word, because spiritual
    • the light of spiritual science, death becomes an event,
    • often been given in our spiritual-scientific lectures on the life
    • course which spiritual science has followed up to now, will have
    • Through spiritual
    • descriptions contained in our spiritual science — were formed
    • they were built by forces that are far more spiritual than those that
    • spiritual of forces. Strange though it may sound, I must nevertheless
    • organs lie on the surface, the more spiritual are the forces from
    • spiritual are the forces that gave rise to them,
    • that were given so far in our spiritual science enable you to grasp
    • descriptions of spiritual science, you will no doubt remember what it
    • most spiritual form, this spiritually conceived idea would give you
    • the place where the spiritual part of our physical body abides after
    • death. Only a portion of this spiritual part, a portion contained in
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    • spiritual character is, at the same time, indicated outwardly, even
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • something more spiritual than the Ego-nature and more strongly
    • element, with its elemental spirits, can, in a certain way, ray into
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth —
    • develops his Ego within it — that is to say, with the spirits
    • are split into three parts must be influenced by spirits pertaining
    • penetrates more from out the spiritual world. It is not contained in
    • spiritual being, so that man’s earthly nature may obtain
    • something that leads him into the spiritual world.
    • the earth; in that case, a spiritual element that seeks to penetrate
    • something that is, in itself, spiritual: a Being must be there, a
    • [of] the spirituality of Nature in such a way that the sentient soul,
    • spiritual essence of the external physical aspect, we simply take
    • Folk-Souls, these Folk-Souls have in the elemental spirits that exist
    • encounter in Nature as an expression of the spirit, we can understand
    • the threshold of consciousness and the Spirits of Form have not in
    • And if we become the pupils of the Spirits of Form, we ourselves can
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    • as human beings. This alienation from the spiritual, psychic and
    • matter itself becomes imbued with spirit as a result of one's having
  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • compressed the physical body to the etheric body; and because the spirits
    • certain powers that are in the spiritual world and which it recognizes.
    • Powers in the spiritual world, let me in my physical body be conscious in the
    • in the spiritual world, might say in longing, in a kind of prayer:
    • opponents of the new Spiritual Science. Does not this new Spiritual Science
    • easily come by a certain attitude of soul, which is necessary if spiritual
    • knowledge. It is not only the knowledge of spiritual truths that is primarily
    • has to enter into the spiritual development of mankind. It is now sought to
    • only come from Spiritual Science. Then before all else, it is clear to us
    • springs from Spiritual Science and frequently ask ourselves what is within
    • our souls from the whole essence of Spiritual Science and what is to be found
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • one of those aspects of spiritual science that show us how well
    • Spiritual
    • the development of soul and spiritual qualities. If you imagine two
    • through the impressions of education, through man's spiritual
    • being, your whole spiritual organism. Far from it. If you saw a rose
    • remains within the whole spiritual organism. What does it do there?
    • through before entering Devachan, the spiritual world proper?
    • something useful is answered by spiritual science. And we see, too,
    • way: If I am ill and feeble, and if I ruin my health spiritually,
    • considerations. And we shall see that if spiritual science works into
    • human life by showing man the truth about specific spiritual
    • do. Knowledge of the facts of the spiritual world, as imparted by
    • spiritual science is, therefore, a powerful impulse which also in
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • of view of spiritual science. As a rule people are not concerned
    • out of the spirit. Who cares whether the public prevents any cures
    • However it is just the task of a really spiritual movement to awaken
    • limited to the sense world but have an existence in the spiritual
    • has regarding this or the other spiritual world, if he nevertheless
    • they only had a body, then however spiritually minded he believes
    • Unless you make it your business to know what spiritual science can
    • through a knowledge of man arising out of spiritual science that we
    • of view in the blood and from the spiritual point of view in the ego.
    • by those people who look at the being of man from a spiritual point
    • connected physically with the blood and spiritually with the ego.
    • we come to those illnesses that have their spiritual origin mainly in
    • have to turn to spiritual science for the actual basis of our
    • treatment. We need quite a different basis, for spiritual knowledge
    • this would show spiritually in the etheric body — without the
    • much of a spiritual nature. When we have looked at the fourth type we
    • arose from spiritual knowledge and has become more and more
    • attention to the difference between medicine based on spiritual
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • sexes. It is only when we have a spiritual scientific basis that we
    • spiritual. Thus purpose, meaning and goal are words that we can apply
    • to evolution only when we consider them on a spiritual scientific
    • etheric, more spiritual, and not so firmly embedded in matter, then
    • man was still in a softer, more spiritual body he was much more open
    • beings, for when we are based on spiritual science we must not assume
    • spiritual science that everything around us which influences us, be
    • spiritual. And in those ancient times man did not at all perceive
    • external sense impressions, he perceived the spiritual. When he
    • Mazdao, the Great Aura’. The spiritual part, all the spiritual
    • or that spirit does me good!’ This is what it was like when men
    • fructification were received: it was a phenomenon of the spiritual
    • environment. Spirits overshadowed man and stimulated him to bring
    • forth his kind, and this was also experienced and seen as a spiritual
    • little by little it became impossible for men to see the spiritual in
    • sight of the spirit behind things, and they only perceived the
    • to forget the spiritual background, and the influence of the spirit
    • himself off from his spiritual surroundings. The further we go back
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    • lectures; the one on ‘Superstition from the Spiritual
    • investigate the causes because they have no idea of the spiritual
    • higher beings. It is due to the action of these spiritual beings, who
    • fill both physical and spiritual space with their deeds, that these
    • rhythm of the two bodies harmonise, is the work of other spirits, the
    • spirits of the Sun. Through the working together of the various
    • those spirits that regulated our whole cosmos — for everything
    • of the spirit. The moon had to go round the earth because its
    • The human ego was given this stimulus to turn by the spirits to whom
    • The spiritual members of man that were developing their ego-hood had
    • of the spiritual. Spirit is always there first. And it is the spirit
    • can see, then, that spiritual science helps us to form a judgment of
    • results when man is permeated with the great truths of spiritual
    • spiritual science is not a collection of abstract ideas for those
    • them. Rhythm has been implanted into matter by the spirit, and man,
    • today, has these rhythms within him as a heritage of this spiritual
    • any kind of guide, shows that at the same time as it lost the spirit
    • science also lost its depth. Through spiritual knowledge this depth
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • sense phenomena into the spiritual world, knows of these rhythms, and
    • very different periods of human evolution. What from the spiritual
    • were planted into man by higher spiritual beings. But today I want
    • learnt about in the hierarchies of spirits. We have seen that it is
    • course, it is the hierarchies of spiritual beings who regulate the
    • regulated by spiritual beings bringing the moon into a corresponding
    • ancient Moon. We know of the spirits of fire or the archangels, that
    • they are beings of a much more spiritual nature than man. Therefore
    • man's. In spiritual matters they conform absolutely to the cosmic
    • like an angel not to think in harmony with the great spiritual
    • if we call the outer expression of spirit ‘nature’ —
    • but has not yet grown into the spirit. He is still floundering today
    • between nature and spirit. This is just what is characteristic of our
    • time. This floundering between nature and spirit reached its climax
    • were they not to acquire an inner rhythm. Look at spiritual science
    • will see the element you are in when you begin to study spiritual
    • and the astral body is changed into manas or spirit-self, the etheric
    • body into buddhi or life-spirit and the principle of physical man
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • to look at world existence in a spiritual scientific way has an
    • karma, on that great law of causes which show the spiritual
    • what actually happens to man spiritually in the period after death.
    • spirit and to have solely what can be acquired out of the spirit.
    • the spiritual world or the kingdom of Heaven: ‘Except ye ...
    • Devachan or the kingdom of Heaven, and be in the spiritual world from
    • soul back to the spiritual — man would need only a very short
    • in the spiritual world everything you yourself did in the external
    • comes down from the spiritual world our soul is attracted to the kind
    • and the illness. The spiritual cause of the illness will guide the
    • must not necessarily think of spiritual enlightenment every time;
    • Lemurian epoch. Man gradually descended from divine-spiritual
    • this is to look back into those times when divine-spiritual powers
    • spiritual fact, that must be of particular interest to us, coming as
    • happenings of life when human beings get beyond the ABC of spiritual
    • spiritual science will grow into something that will become part of
    • everyday life. Men will live spiritual science, and not until that
    • time comes will the original intention of spiritual science come to
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • given a whole series of talks on spiritual science with the specific
    • we see into the depths of the world. For the things of the spirit,
    • theme of laughing and weeping from the spiritual scientific point of
    • spiritual science can bring a deeper understanding of these
    • phenomena, because spiritual science is the only thing that can
    • reaches the spirit will really fathom man's real nature. Laughing and
    • spiritual scientist, for he knows that when the animal does something
    • That is the spiritual process underlying weeping. Take weeping as an
    • of the astral body. That is the spiritual state of affairs. Every
    • everything spiritual in man finds expression in the body, and the
    • body is the physiognomy of the spirit — condensed spirit —
    • the spiritual point of view if we become clear about the following:
    • unless we know what is actually happening in the spiritual part of
    • only when we take spirit as the starting point. We can understand
    • spiritual world behind the physical, and that what appears in human
    • we understand it, the real expression of the spiritual. Laughing and
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • earth evolution. In the sphere of spiritual science we have looked
    • spiritual science has to say about these things will make sense. It
    • spiritual species that did not concern itself very much with the
    • spiritual point of view, seen by a present-day eye, this species
    • dependent on the earth, and these spiritually more advanced beings
    • North Pole, we should have found a spiritualising of the earth
    • population: one kind that had still remained spiritual, and whose
    • spiritual being, and another kind that had already descended into
    • of great spiritual significance, were physically small in those days,
    • whereas a person who was not very significant spiritually had in
    • not on a very high level spiritually, for he has rushed into his body
    • myths, we feel it to be absolutely correct, from the spiritual
    • physical size expressed the inability to retain the spiritual. In
    • according to spiritual characteristics. Therefore it could also take
    • spiritual scientific way you will see evidence of them right into the
    • still spiritual, just as with the ancient Lemurians everything was
    • still spiritual, and the bodily nature was only developed to a small
    • remnants of spiritual perception existed, there was still something
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • here this winter. We have often emphasised the way in which spiritual
    • today, for you already know it. According to spiritual science man
    • light or etheric body of the lily of the valley. When a spiritual
    • small and only the spiritual part is large, he says: the actual being
    • successive states of a plant. During evolution the spiritual
    • spiritual become greater and greater.
    • interpenetrate to form the physical, and the spiritual
    • spiritual. Then man passes through Devachan, where he is in
    • earlier times by mighty spirits on a higher level than man. And
    • certain spirits already engaged in the past in our evolution are
    • into this human substance the spirits of personality poured what we
    • call the forces of personality. But the spirits of personality, who
    • which the ego produces out of itself. This the spirits of personality
    • phase of evolution, the spirits of personality take up their abode.
    • spirits of personality look down upon you, asking continually: Will
    • for the spirits of personality; the more we offer up to them, the
    • more substantial these spirits of personality become. What do these
    • spirits of personality represent? Something which from the point of
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    • the spiritual world. Activity in the physical world, quietude in the
    • spiritual world. Since 1899, spiritual influences must take effect
    • the Medici tombs in Florence. Our attitude to spiritual knowledge can
    • On Spiritual Light and Darkness of Life.]
    • acquired of the content of Spiritual Science or, let us say, of
    • seriousness when speaking of the spiritual worlds. This, after all,
    • should embark upon all your anthroposophical efforts in this spirit
    • process of humanity and in the spiritual content of our present age.
    • appeared have been the natural outcome of that original spiritual
    • direct experience of the spiritual facts for concepts, theories and
    • undertake further spiritual research into this realm and to present
    • knowledge brought from the spiritual world.
    • living on the physical plane to the spiritual worlds has changed from
    • the last third of that century men had little access to the spiritual
    • prepared and revelations from the spiritual worlds will be able to
    • this inflow of spiritual knowledge to be a reality. Hence the further
    • can make its way into the soul today from the spiritual worlds.
    • of two characteristics of the spiritual life to which special
    • experiences the realities of the spiritual world in a very definite
    • spiritual worlds. Hence it is true to say that what takes place
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    • spheres. During the Kamaloka period, as a being of soul-and-spirit,
    • him the fruits of a moral life, is what may be called a spiritually
    • divine-spiritual reality. On the other hand, anyone who is a
    • connected with divine-spiritual life through the various religions
    • Initiate experiences in the spiritual worlds is in a certain respect
    • has this effect in the spiritual worlds.
    • to make men conscious of the divine-spiritual core of being within
    • Earth and because we have been able to open our eyes of spirit here
    • body of man. A considerable spiritual heirloom is available for all
    • evolution proceeds. Abraham's spiritual eyes were fully open to the
    • necessary in the present cycle of human evolution that spiritual
    • Spiritual-scientific understanding will eventually be replaced by
    • co-operate with the spiritual world in order that the Earth shall not
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    • physical world and the spiritual world. Possibilities which do not
    • the spiritual world. Actual experiences are only a fractional part of
    • creation of an actual link between the physical and spiritual worlds.
    • spiritual world after death, the relationship between us is, at
    • spiritual world we come into contact with a friend or an individual
    • circumstances. Viewed from the spiritual world things look different
    • resulting from the admission: I am now in the spiritual world and
    • physical world, not directly from the spiritual world.
    • gap between the physical and the spiritual worlds, and that will
    • to him from the spiritual world. The bridge between the physical
    • world and the spiritual world cannot be built until we realise that
    • superphysical, spiritual existence; furthermore that man is on Earth
    • spiritual world only in their Ego-consciousness, only in what
    • world and the spiritual world. But we can also ask: Is mediation also
    • possible in the other direction, from the spiritual to the physical
    • them as an astral or devachanic or other spiritual world. But if
    • direct attention to the spiritual world that is round about them and
    • How can we become aware of this spiritual world?
    • world in the spiritual world and reverberate through it. It is not
    • within the physical life of men. The truth is that the spiritual life
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    • constellations. Anthroposophy is a torch by which the spiritual world
    • needs for his further life in the spiritual worlds, also for his
    • Spirit resolved that when the human being had acquired certain
    • the centre. Translated into terms of spiritual reality, this is
    • maintained between the spiritual man, that is to say, Ego and astral
    • becomes possible only as we progress patiently in Spiritual Science
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science the sleep that occurs at a more
    • spiritual reality connected with the passage of a constellation such
    • spiritual reality in cosmic space. Something came into their
    • the physical stars implanted in a mighty spiritual Being whom they
    • experience of spiritual processes has ceased and that we are left
    • in the Egypto-Chaldean epoch men spoke of the spiritual Beings in
    • these men of old experienced the spiritual sphere that is connected,
    • vision of the spiritual Beings of the heavens, but remembrance of
    • was no longer able to perceive anything of the spiritual realities in
    • bodies as we know them today but of the ‘Spirits of the
    • Spheres’, of spiritual Beings. And a great many of his
    • utterances were an enumeration of the individual planetary Spirits
    • The Spirits of the Spheres still play an important role in the works
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    • with whose name we ourselves connect the spiritual impulses of
    • physical body but can continue his work in purely spiritual worlds.
    • present in lofty spiritual worlds continuing to influence evolution
    • the song which tells of the revelation of the divine-spiritual forces
    • in the spiritual worlds and the reflection of these forces in the
    • spiritual heights to the Mystery of Golgotha. The Buddha united with
    • longer working in a human body but in the spiritual body in which he
    • come to men in purely spiritual bodies.
    • Mystery Centre in spiritual bodies. One such Teacher was the Being
    • co-operated from the spiritual world in the development of
    • intellect, to what is of the nature of soul-and-spirit in the world;
    • devotion in the inner life to the mysteries of the Spirit. And when
    • descending from divine-spiritual heights to a certain nadir. The
    • Christmas Festival, our thoughts are directed to the spiritual
    • enough into the spiritual nature of other planets and planetary
    • systems as well as into that of the Earth. In the spiritual life of
    • from the spiritual worlds was undergoing a phase of descent, just as
    • spiritual worlds; all his study was rooted in the spiritual worlds,
    • every iota of spirituality and thinking only of the external
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    • human form stems from the Spirits of Form. These Spirits are opposed
    • by backward Luciferic Spirits who suppress the consciousness proper
    • to the Ego. The bodily organs are pervaded by the Spirits of Form
    • spreading in the world in the form of occult teachings, of Spiritual
    • life there is a conflict between the spirit living within him when he
    • stands permanently upright and the spirit living within him while he
    • in the spheres of the Spirits of Form, the Exusiai. These Spirits of
    • But there is opposition from other Spirits who cast man
    • down to a level below that of these Spirits of Form. To what category
    • do these other Spirits belong?
    • The Spirits of Form are the Beings who enable man to
    • learn to speak, to think and to walk upright. The Spirits who cast
    • Spirits whom he has to overcome in the course of his life, who give
    • him, to begin with, a perverted form. These Spirits ought really to
    • have become Dynamis, Spirits of Movement, but fell behind in their
    • evolution and have still not reached the level of the Spirits of
    • Form. They are Luciferic Spirits who have come to a standstill in
    • of the true Spirits of Form.
    • need later on in life, we can perceive the true Spirits of Form
    • battling with those other Spirits who ought already to have become
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    • will be characteristic of those who are to become spiritual leaders
    • side and on the other between death and rebirth in the spiritual
    • stems from the Spirits of Form; thus these Spirits of Form are active
    • Spirits of Form continue their active intervention during the first
    • we may ask: When these Spirits of Form have worked on the human being
    • principles belonging to the first category come from the Spirits of
    • Form, from those Spirits of Form who have passed through a perfectly
    • working from without are not of the same kind. They come from Spirits
    • spiritual domain, whereas the forces working in the material sphere
    • Spirits of Form take what is presented to them and hold back its
    • brought to a halt by these backward Spirits of Form. The Beings of
    • backward spiritual Beings belonging to the different Hierarchies. In
    • the human being reached the stage where through the Spirits of Form
    • the Thrones, of his etheric body from the Spirits of Wisdom, of his
    • astral body from the Spirits of Movement, and the germinal foundation
    • for the ‘I’ from the Spirits of Form. Bearing this in
    • the regular Spirits of Form into an Ego-bearing being and that this
    • But then the backward Spirits of Form who are the opponents of the
    • regular Spirits of Form, put a stop to his growth. This is actually
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    • himself. The thoughts conceived by divine-spiritual Beings in the
    • the spiritual world that which bears a new life germinally within it,
    • Vision of spiritual realities gradually lost by human souls in the
    • man's inner spirituality.
    • we know from Spiritual Science, namely that the three kingdoms of
    • The thoughts conceived by divine-spiritual Beings in the past live on
    • present, living, divine-spiritual Beings but the memory-pictures, the
    • fugitive stage of created existence. But when we waken spiritually
    • thoughts which the divine-spiritual Beings kept in reserve in order
    • everything except the real being of man, through the spiritual
    • spiritually during sleep.
    • precondition of man's true spiritual development. No being who did
    • forward by Spiritual Science. It is just as if someone were to say:
    • and other factors. In principle, therefore, Spiritual Science cannot
    • intolerant, for example, in rejecting Spiritual Science. Someone may
    • their characteristics from the spiritual world. Thus Goethe —
    • his ancestors because he worked continuously in the spiritual world
    • and the new birth. It is the spiritual embryo, the spiritual seed of
    • difference between what is seen when we wake spiritually during sleep
    • cannot be regarded from the spiritual standpoint exactly as it is
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    • Spiritual investigation discloses that the super-sensible
    • contacts between death and rebirth. Rejection of spiritual ideas in
    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • sense of duty enables contact to be made after death with spiritual
    • health. Life in the spiritual world depends upon the mode of our life
    • is disclosed to spiritual investigation when the facts connected with
    • the life between death and rebirth are considered in their spiritual
    • brought with him from the spiritual worlds when he enters again into
    • from the spiritual world forces by means of which we have been able
    • which we pass through this spiritual world, which of the two ways we
    • through a world of darkness. For the light, the spiritual light we
    • into the spiritual life no relevant ideas and concepts, we shall pass
    • during the present cycle of time has rejected all spiritual ideas,
    • relationship with the spiritual worlds; in the next life he has no
    • feel or will the truths of spiritual life. He remains dull and
    • indifferent to spiritual things and spiritual life passes him by as
    • Earth such an individual can take no interest in spiritual worlds;
    • spiritual world, the life that follows the dull, unreceptive one, the
    • darkness. The Spirits of the higher Hierarchies would have bestowed
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    • in the Soul World after Death, the Spiritland, the Spirit in the
    • Spiritland after Death. These descriptions are more closely related
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • described as the Spiritland and this sphere, too, with its successive
    • earthly images: the ‘continental’ region of Spiritland,
    • firmament itself. The soul or, let us say, the actual spiritual
    • as a kind of spiritual region of the Soul-World. Read the description of
    • the Light-Spirit, with Lucifer, who on Earth has become the tempter,
    • the soul passes into cosmic-spiritual life and finds its place in the
    • as the first sphere of the ‘Spiritland’.
    • is spiritual to the extent of being able to behold as something
    • of ‘continental’ mass of the Spiritland. The external
    • true Spiritland. Nevertheless this is the case. Everything that on
    • lowest region of what is, for the Earth, the Spiritland. Read the
    • description of the lowest region of Spiritland as given in the book
    • Spiritland you will find the following passage. [See
    • “The development of the spirit in Spiritland takes
    • soul begins to live more deeply into spiritual conditions of
    • region of the Spiritland, man is surrounded by the spiritual
    • Land of Spirit it is an immediate reality, one which grows ever
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • as we try to gain knowledge, we must penetrate into the spiritual
    • history of mankind if we are to understand rightly our own spiritual
    • up before our souls the whole spiritual situation of humanity at the
    • embraces the purest spiritual life. In this way we may hope to lay
    • far-distant spiritual worlds and would not unveil itself.
    • spiritual observation can bring to light. I shall leave aside
    • that something is happening far, far away in the spiritual worlds and
    • apprehend in the external world or in the spiritual world makes you
    • draw back from the physical world, you may disbelieve in a spiritual
    • him, even though it be from a far spiritual distance, separated from
    • higher spiritual world; the star from which rays out the power that
    • Golgotha. But as soon as one lets the spiritual world make its
    • star (I speak symbolically), or the spiritual Being of whom one says
    • shine out from this star in the higher spiritual world. And then
    • not in vain, for as though deep in the background of spiritual life
    • And even those who seek for a more spiritual conception of the world
    • people, even the most spiritual, feel very happy when they are spared
    • the trouble of discerning the spiritual in the primal beginnings of
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    • spiritual chronicle of the time, then we must say that no real truth
    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind;
    • help of spiritual investigation we ask ourselves a series of
    • have been in a position to understand Him? If as a spiritual
    • not endowed with the high spiritual resources of the old Indian
    • civilisation, but they would have understood that the Sun-Spirit had
    • grasp the significance of this fact in relation to the Sun-Spirit. To
    • honoured their Sun-Spirit with an offering of shining gold, the
    • spiritual heights had appeared and had been born in a human being.
    • This divine-spiritual line of descent from spheres beyond the earthly
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science at the history of theology in
    • ways of spiritual research. Obviously there is not time to speak of
    • our era through a very remarkable manifestation of spiritual life,
    • are studied with the means of Spiritual Science — it seems as
    • one listens that every Sibyl is a spiritual fanatic who wants to
    • where anything of a spiritual nature is concerned. Until quite recent
    • of interest to us, for through spiritual research we must unearth
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    • in the Christ Being we have to do with a high spiritual Being —
    • Being as a high spiritual Being. But for understanding human
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind;
    • who at that time founded the Zarathustrian spiritual stream and then
    • from spiritual worlds in order to live in single individuals on
    • are also spiritual Beings and Powers who belong to the higher
    • the physical Earth, but in pre-earthly spiritual realms. And then,
    • attacks of both these spiritual Beings. If nothing further had come
    • contemplation of the world, in a spirit of quiet wisdom, would have
    • up the senses of man. In the spiritual world something had to happen
    • dwelt from primal ages in the spiritual worlds — this Being
    • the spiritual world and as it were heard the distress of the human
    • sense system crying out to the spiritual world for help, and in
    • So it was that in the spiritual worlds the Being who
    • spiritual worlds. This Being who appeared as the Nathan Jesus-child
    • Spirit of the Sun, so that the activity of the Sun was modified in
    • So again something had to happen in the spiritual worlds
    • Sun-Spirit — this Being went from planet to planet, touched in
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • post-Atlantean epoch. We know that in terms of spirituality it was
    • by these words something far more spiritual than anything they can
    • Amshaspands, the spiritual Beings who are symbolised in cosmic space
    • rank below them and are 28–31 in number. The Izeds are spirits
    • world-pictures into itself, absorbing them spiritually and carrying
    • so, while spiritualising the term, we may call this world-picture
    • journeys of the sun; but it is the spiritual sun that speaks
    • through Apollo, and the spiritual sun goes away to the north, while
    • human beings, through the servants whom we call elemental spirits. In
    • the elements the Sun-Spirit is actively alive, and this is the
    • addressed as Apollo when they addressed it spiritually. And so it was
    • with many gods and spiritual beings whom we find in the West. I could
    • spark from spiritual heights to be united with man. Prometheus forms
    • everywhere we should find that the spirit of Earth prevails in all
    • with the Earth-spirit is a result of the pre-earthly Christ-event,
    • the spiritual world. For the Jews, the most important element in man
    • the god whose spiritual rulership prevailed throughout the Earth.
    • with Meteorology. And a wonderful spiritual reflection of this comes
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • deep wisdom and sheer spiritual chaos, and they exerted much more
    • influence on the spiritual life of Southern Europe and its
    • From the standpoint of Spiritual Science, it is a superb
    • coming from the spiritual world. Often one does not know in the least
    • Folk Spirit, the Northern Folk Spirit, about Parsifal and he said:
    • me, not as a vision but as a true Imagination from the spiritual
    • to use for it, in accordance with spiritual-scientific investigation,
    • but the words were spoken with the spiritual intention that they
    • in the spirit on his way back to the Grail Castle after his meeting
    • Parsifal in spirit during his return to the Grail, it was often as
    • in it through spiritual research.
    • clue if one is searching in the sense of Spiritual Science: he at
  • Title: Christ and the Spiritual World: Lecture Six
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • spiritual world. Of course I know very well that if modern
    • results to which one has to come in spiritual research are to be
    • yesterday, stand in the way. And the final result of spiritual
    • rays; spiritually, there is something else. When the rays of the sun
    • something is the spiritual element that lives in the sun's
    • rays. The spiritual power of the sun is not held back and reflected,
    • golden vessel is actually the spiritual power of the sun. So we can
    • say: In the dark part of the moon we are looking at the spiritual
    • reflected the physical power of the sun. The Spirit of the sun rests
    • Spirit of the sun rests in the vessel of the moon. And if we now
    • recollect all that we have ever said about this Sun-spirit in
    • vessel, it appears to us as the bearer of the Sun-spirit, for the
    • Sun-spirit appears within the moon's vessel in the form of the
    • part; something of the Sun-spirit, Who has gained his vernal
    • might become the bearer of spiritual culture in later times. Now let
    • shall grasp the spirit of this ancient Hebrew Geology only if we
    • traced, in the activities and spiritual mobility of the Earth. The
    • derive from the stars and served to stimulate spiritually the power
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the
    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the
    • between the Spirits of Will and the Spirits of Personality.
    • evolution become entirely spiritual, but leaving its signs behind in
    • become spiritual to the same degree as the Old Saturn laws. The
    • Saturn laws have become so spiritual that we can only investigate
    • already appealing to something entirely spiritual when, from the
    • Moon laws we find something not so spiritual. But this too has
    • in the physical body, we have something that is not so spiritual, so
    • becomes increasingly spiritual. For that which is attached to the
    • the spiritualising of those parts of the embryonic sheaths which fall
    • might say, the Saturn part of man, lies in lofty spiritual regions,
    • for a public still quite unacquainted with Spiritual Science.
    • let the spiritual structure of these periods work upon one.
    • thought-inspiration stimulated by the spirit.
    • merely created within, in the human spirit, or has it a significance
    • Thought inspired from the spirit
    • spirituality, how a thought-organism, leaving aside the world
    • Spirits of Wisdom and the Archangels come to light again on earth in
    • how the Spirits of Wisdom enter during the Sun-evolution.
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    • From the classification Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its
    • From the classification Lectures on Spiritual Essence and its
    • SPIRITUAL INDIVIDUALITIES OF THE PLANETS
    • fact that he is a being of soul and spirit. With the help of
    • system, too, is permeated with soul and spirit. And today I want to
    • of the Spiritual behind it. To those who have knowledge of both its
    • to begin with as a gathering of spiritual Beings living in great
    • the Moon, is significant above all in its spiritual aspect.
    • The spiritual Beings peopling this innermost sphere of the Moon are
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • intellectual effort as grace from the spiritual worlds. And finally
    • realities, of spirit and soul hidden in this fortress has been lost.
    • spirit and soul. True, the hosts of Beings indwelling Saturn lend
    • is necessary is to be open to receive the spiritual. And then, to the
    • eyes of spirit and soul, Saturn becomes a living historian of the
    • cosmic present. But what Jupiter reveals to the eye of spirit must be
    • he is able to receive from the spiritual present in the universe. To
    • Saturn he owes all the impulses of soul and spirit he can receive
    • to Jupiter in the days of ancient Greece, when the human spirit lived
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    • What spiritual science has to say about life and the
    • configuration of the spiritual worlds, is gained through knowledge,
    • We already know this. In cases where we have to justify spiritual
    • which enable us to attain to an insight into the spiritual worlds;
    • pertaining to the spiritual worlds. The facts which come to light in
    • certain statements of spiritual science, objections based upon human
    • kind: If spiritual science gives this or that explanation concerning
    • the spiritual worlds, I do not wish to make closer acquaintance with
    • spiritual science; for, if the things in the spiritual world really
    • a configuration of the spiritual world. This objection is very
    • kinds of negative attitudes toward spiritual science. Although, on
    • the one hand, the knowledge gained through spiritual science could
    • the things pertaining to the spiritual world present a certain
    • configuration of the spiritual worlds, (for this can only be done
    • possible to point out the significance of spiritual science for the
    • whole life of man, seeing that spiritual science and its results
    • particular aspect the significance of a spiritual-scientific
    • will lead us more deeply into the real significance of spiritual
    • objections against spiritual science, arising from our modern
    • spiritual faculties which enable the spiritual investigator to have
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    • our spiritual-scientific endeavour to form concrete ideas of how we,
    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • to spiritual beings of an elemental character. The ‘beings of
    • body in the course of life becomes a part of the spiritual world. It
    • weaves itself into the forces of the spiritual world. We must be very
    • spiritual world. For when the coherence is broken by our passage
    • our etheric body into the spiritual world and become part and parcel
    • conduct ourselves in the spiritual-scientific movement. You are not a
    • spiritual scientist merely by knowing about certain things. You are
    • spiritual world; if you know yourself quite definitely as a member in
    • the spiritual world. Then you will say to yourself: the thought you
    • spiritual training, the influences of what is thus given over to the
    • spiritual world by the dead — the influences, that is to say,
    • spiritual training we come into actual intercourse with this
    • person who is spiritually trained wishes to come into connection with
    • portion of our own soul's experience. Only one who is spiritually
    • (it may seem external at first sight, but spiritual training turns it
    • spiritual training can prepare his soul to read in the aforesaid
    • over from the etheric body depends on spiritual training or other
    • who is spiritually trained — one who is able to receive
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  • Title: Lecture: The Elemental World and the Future of Mankind
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • insight into the fact that within the physical-soul-spiritual
    • I have often mentioned that a new stream of spirituality is now ready
    • spiritual. The most important task for mankind in the era of
    • spirituality from higher regions of world existence now seeks entry
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • more of the spiritual in all nature, but able to perceive it.
    • moving cloud, in thunder and lightning — spirit and soul. On
    • spirit-soul nature was able to experience on the waves of the
    • gain insight into that spiritual foundation of nature which external
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • squeeze them out as if from a sponge — in a spiritual sense,
    • on. But elemental spiritual beings are active behind all this, and
    • the spiritual world, then the result of this dullness on man's part
    • them to the recognition that a spiritual stream is seeking to enter
    • mainly from a spiritual vision of the realm of the ethers. In this
    • realm live spiritual beings who do not strive to separate from one
    • turn to spiritual knowledge and the insight that what exists up in
    • The significance of spiritual knowledge for man's earthly destiny
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    • spiritual science does death become a real event in the true meaning
    • of the word, because spiritual science shows us the eternal forces
    • portal of death. In the light of spiritual science, death becomes an
    • spiritual-scientific lectures on the life between death and a
    • particularly in regard to this subject. The course which spiritual
    • Through spiritual science, we consider, to begin with
    • you know this from other descriptions contained in our spiritual
    • spiritual than those that formed our stomach or everything that
    • is built up by the least spiritual of forces. Strange though it may
    • more our organs lie on the surface, the more spiritual are the forces
    • spiritual are the forces that gave rise to them.
    • The descriptions that were given so far in our spiritual
    • carefully remember the descriptions of spiritual science, you will no
    • stars, if you imagine this in the most spiritual form, this
    • spiritually conceived idea would give you the place where the
    • spiritual part of our physical body abides after death. Only a
    • portion of this spiritual part, a portion contained in the element of
    • spiritual part of our physical body is borne out into the spaces of
    • between death and a new birth, if we only look upon it spiritually.
    • spiritual side, then death continually appears to us as a victory of
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    • being enacted, and who must be answerable with body, soul and spirit
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • Spirits ever watchful. Guardians of their souls,
    • And that Spirit whom we seek to know through our
    • Spiritual Science, who passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the
    • the physical and the spiritual world.
    • place within the circle which nurtures our spiritual science. A
    • ourselves touched by the great spiritual world, because souls who
    • were among us have entered this spiritual world after laying aside
    • Spiritual Science that, for us, the souls who have left the physical
    • which separates us from the spiritual world, when it seeks to enter
    • still have faith that Spiritual Science will penetrate into the
    • speak in this way, although it is, of course, the entire spiritual
    • who accompanies the dead into the spiritual world, he learns to know
    • that they can also encompass the secrets of the spiritual world. The
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • is not possible to attain to an understanding of the spiritual world,
    • persons of all manner of spiritual-scientific tendencies, who allow
    • which do indeed penetrate into spiritual realms, to a certain extent,
    • the penetration of the spiritual into the physical world.
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    • profound truths of spiritual science. I therefore request those of
    • of spiritual knowledge that are really somewhat remote from modern
    • your goodwill and sympathetic spiritual understanding. For indeed the
    • the Mission of the several Folk-spirits, as that which brings, out of
    • the foundations of a people, out of the spirit of the various
    • it that is still referred to here and there as the soul or spirit of
    • with the conception of the Folk-spirit, — and which underlies
    • Swiss nation-spirit? He would describe in abstract expressions a few
    • that we may therefore speak of a Swiss Folk-spirit as we do of the
    • spirit of a man, and that we can just as clearly distinguish the
    • spirit of a man from what we see before us in his ten fingers, as we
    • can distinguish the Swiss Folk-spirit from the millions of people
    • is distinguished from a Folk-spirit by the fact that he presents to
    • to the external organs of perception; a Folk-spirit does not present
    • a real being such as this. How do we proceed in spiritual science if
    • spiritualizes them, transforming them from the present lower into the
    • by the name of Spirit-self or Manas. In the same way a still higher
    • we call Life-spirit or Budhi; and finally, the highest work of man
    • which we can imagine at present, is that man will spiritualize that
    • physical body; he will transform it and change it into the spiritual.
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    • as Folk-spirits, are at the stage at which they in their present
    • But, if the activity of these beings, of these Folk-spirits plays a
    • of impression, a kind of reflection of this work of the Folk-spirits
    • spiritual beings.
    • spiritual cloudlike formation which we must designate as the etheric
    • influence. The Archangels, who have the spiritual laws within them,
    • worked through by spiritual soul-forces, and the physical piece of
    • live within this cloud of the Folk-spirit?
    • Thus we find the Folk-spirits at work all over the
    • upon him. Hence human work reacts upon the Folk-spirit. Later on we
    • Folk-spirit. That is important. But the essential thing is that we
    • should be able to follow one of these Folk-spirits; and see how he
    • spiritual world, and then embodies himself again somewhere else. When
    • possess the secret of how the Folk-spirit shows himself to us in his
    • Folk-spirit. We should have not nearly exhausted the characteristics
    • Beings, who are the true Spirits of tribal tree, have that task.
    • Folk-spirit, did not meet with other Beings on the same piece of
    • The Folk-spirit acts in an exceptionally delicate and
    • You must think of the Hierarchies of Spirits in the
    • 4. First Beginnings, or Spirits of Personality, Archai,
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    • preceding lectures, the normal Folk-spirits.
    • etheric bodies into that which is called Life-spirit or Buddhi. Man
    • reflection of this Folk-spirit is expressed in human individuality
    • The Spiritual-soul, the highest member of the inner
    • In the spiritual-soul is first to be found that which is
    • in the spiritual-soul.
    • apparent in the spiritual-soul.
    • spiritual-soul. Thus we can distinguish the human inner being from
    • modifications of the astral body, so in those spiritual Beings whom
    • we designate as Folk-spirits their actual inner part, or that which
    • distinguish sentient-soul, intellectual-soul, spiritual-soul, so in
    • the Archangelic Beings, the normal Folk-spirits we must distinguish
    • consciousness, the whole soul-life of these Folk-spirits as being
    • as it were into the inner part of the soul of these Folk-spirits. It
    • inner life of the Folk-spirits. A man has not many such in his normal
    • little of that which lives in the consciousness of the Folk-spirits.
    • normal to man, as well as to the Folkspirits. From this you may
    • part of it exists for the Folk-spirits?’ Everything you
    • in out of the spiritual world, and work upon them in the
    • and in the spiritual-soul. They are connected with that which a man
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    • mind all the Beings who have thus worked together, the Spirits of
    • Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom, of Motion, of Form, of
    • the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Cherubim and Seraphim, —
    • that this possibility was first given by the Spirits of Form, those
    • of the child from the standpoint of spiritual science, you will admit
    • his physical body. These Spirits of Form have no particular interest
    • which the Spirits of Form take no particular interest; for that is a
    • repetition of the old Sun-period, and the Spirits of Form wished to
    • repetition. There too, those Spirits of Form who are evolving
    • for the Spirits of Form. They only intervene, out of their own
    • strange, that so far as the actual intentions of the Spirits of Form
    • is developed in man before that time, is in reality to those Spirits
    • that these Spirits of Form who have developed themselves normally
    • one interfered with these Spirits of Form until the twentieth year,
    • consideration the activity of the Spirits of Form, man attains his
    • physical external world clearly and distinctly, if other Spirits who
    • in reality are Spirits of Motion had not remained behind and
    • are spiritual Beings who renounced the possibility of carrying on
    • their evolution normally up to the Earth-evolution, spiritual Beings
    • who might have been Spirits of Motion during the Earth evolution, but
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    • other ground than that of Spiritual Science; for whatever we may hear
    • namely, that in a race a normal and abnormal Spirit of Form must so
    • going through his normal evolution and another Archangel-spirit who
    • know as the spiritual hierarchies, work in evolution.
    • spiritual Beings work into the whole? It would be well, if to-day we
    • 1. Spirits of Form or Powers,
    • 2. Spirits of Motion or Mights,
    • 3. Spirits of Wisdom or Dominions.
    • 1. Spirits of Will or Thrones,
    • Now let us ask: As all spiritual Beings manifest
    • of Nature and Spirit knows only the domain of maya or illusion, the
    • most external manifestation of these spiritual Beings. I will show
    • Thrones, the Spirits of Will. These Spirits radiate their forces from
    • of the forces of certain Spirits of Motion, working inwards from
    • co-operation of the Thrones with the Spirits of Motion, through the
    • activity of the Thrones being arrested by the Spirits of Motion, —
    • and as it were an agreement between the Spirits of Will and the
    • Spirits of Motion which is so arranged that it models the earth in
    • opposed activity of the Spirits of Will and the Spirits of Motion
    • different. If, for instance, only the Spirits of Will were to work
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    • As you may imagine, it is a very complicated matter, when the Spirits of
    • Spirits of Will, the Cherubim and Seraphim, as being something which,
    • [Spiritual Hierarchies, e.Ed.],
    • the reflections of the Spirits of these hierarchies in what we call
    • be called the cooperation of the abnormal and the normal Spirits of
    • normal Spirits of Form would have been necessary. These are the same
    • spiritual Beings who in Genesis are called the Elohim, and we can
    • really recognize seven of these normal Spirits of Form in the entire
    • There are seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we
    • Spirits of Form so co-operate that what we have described in one of
    • would actually be brought about. Thus if all these seven Spirits of
    • as other spiritual Beings co-operate with them, and vary this uniform
    • normal Spirits of Form are active, those Beings who, as described in
    • the universe, in which these Spirits of Form take counsel together
    • abnormal Spirits of Form should not by their activity produce too
    • of the Spirits of Form should detach Himself from the community; so
    • that, in reality, you have only to look for six Spirits of Form or
    • Elohim in the direction of the Sun, one of these Spirits had to
    • the simultaneous activity of the abnormal Spirits of
    • Form, who are really Spirits of Motion, the equilibrium should not be
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    • If you follow the spirit of the studies we have made here during the
    • hierarchy intervene and guide, how for instance the Spirits of Form
    • spiritual Beings with whom we are now dealing also progress in their
    • own development? As regards certain spiritual Beings we can during
    • Hierarchy of the Archai, or Spirits of the Age. It is extremely
    • interesting to notice this, for when we observe how the Folk-spirits,
    • Archangels who were the guiding spiritual powers of these tribes that
    • words, they were nearer to or further away from the rank of a Spirit
    • Spirit of the Age. It was that stream of peoples who formed the
    • Spirit of the Age, after he had been promoted to the first Spirit of
    • Spirit of the Age guided the primal sacred culture of India and made
    • by this exalted and important Spirit were able to fulfill their high
    • mission in the manner already described. This Spirit of the Age
    • the Spirit of the Age of India had fulfilled his mission, he was
    • we have that Spirit of Personality, the Spirit of the Age, who was
    • Archangel, a Folk-soul, rises to the rank of a Spirit of the Age,
    • to the rank of guiding and ruling Spirits of the Age.
    • Archangel of the Egyptian people rose to the rank of a guiding Spirit
    • the Chaldæan-Egyptian age became the third mighty guiding Spirit of
    • Jehovah, and who then later on grew up into a Spirit of the Age.
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    • the spiritual impulses therein described, it will be necessary first
    • to know what divine spiritual Beings are clothed in them; and if
    • Folk-spirits, the manner in which this or the other people arrived at
    • them, the Angels, the Folk-souls or Archangels, and Spirits of the
    • time of Christ in the Angels and individual Spirit, the Christ. The
    • divine spiritual world, they saw the events which took place in that
    • it was as though he found the spiritual contents of the world spread
    • out around him like a spiritual aroma, a spiritual aura. Thus there
    • spiritual forces and spiritual capacities by means of which they
    • could penetrate to a high degree into the spiritual worlds. Hence all
    • those spiritual Beings who worked particularly in the Folk-spirit.
    • the spiritual world, and what they had gone through in a dull, dim
    • awoke, acquired spiritual capacities that were much richer than the
    • Thus the spiritual world could be directly observed by
    • development sprang forth, so to speak, from the Spirits of Form or
    • Spirits of Motion or Principalities, and those above them, the
    • Spirits of Wisdom. They were especially interested in these. The
    • spiritual Beings beneath these were on the other hand Beings in whose
    • what later on they called the sum-total of all the Spirits of Motion
    • and of all the Spirits of Wisdom, to that which was later described
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    • Atlantis to look into a spiritual world by means of the old
    • what lay behind them in the spiritual world was the true reality;
    • saw how the divine spiritual powers worked into their souls. You
    • the things of Spiritual Science, if you only do it properly. If you
    • Divine Spiritual Beings; so that on the whole it was within European
    • divine spiritual Beings. But on the other hand, through the Luciferic
    • The spiritual science of all ages, that really knows the facts,
    • that is only to be found where spiritual science has been taught.
    • Sun-Spirit, the Spirit of Light. He had therefore to begin by
    • Spirit of Light, the Spirit of Darkness, who dims our knowledge of
    • conquest of Ahriman and to uniting himself to the Spirits who in this
    • return to the consciousness of man through spiritual science.
    • materialistic will be greatly surprised that Spiritual Science should
    • make the statement, as being the result of scientific spiritual
    • the Luciferic spirit upon the astral body. The second is that which
    • into the spiritual world has become dimmed by the increasing pressure
    • alternated between seeing into the spiritual world and living on the
    • sleeping. When he gazed into the spiritual world, he looked into the
    • not being able to see into the spiritual world. When the condition of
    • dream-consciousness was there, one saw into the spiritual world; when
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    • the whole collective spiritual life worked in co-operation, how
    • through the activity of the various Folkspirits progress was brought
    • ages still clairvoyantly shown to man from the spiritual world. It was
    • was a gift, presented to him from the spiritual world. Naturally in
    • higher spiritual world, with the assistance of a divine spiritual
    • But he felt this God to be still united with the collective spirit of
    • of peoples whom we know by the name of Celts. The Folk-spirit of the
    • time when these Folk-spirits of Europe had to direct men to work from
    • spiritual Beings and the people, because the ‘ I ’
    • most varied Folk-souls and Folkspirits were able to fertilize
    • epoch the Indian Folk-spirit went through the whole of the
    • Græco-Latin Folk-spirit was directed to the Intellectual Soul or Soul
    • for the development, stage by stage, of the Spiritual Soul. Hence the
    • able to see into the spiritual world with the old clairvoyance, and
    • guidance of its Folk-spirit, to accomplish for the collective mission
    • Spiritual Soul itself — in some way or other fertilizes the
    • Higher Feelings, and the Spiritual Soul on the physical plane. That
    • to the impulse of the Spiritual Soul penetrating into the human
    • the Spiritual Soul with the ‘ I ’ did not exist
    • between the Spiritual Soul and the ‘ I ’ that
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    • extract in the shape of knowledge from the spiritual research of our
    • the Folk-spirit, the Archangel who extends his educative and
    • may be called modern philosophy, modern spiritual research, and that
    • from then on, this modern spiritual research will be fertilized in a
    • from spiritual heights, that was considered to be the external
    • expression of souls descending out of the spiritual surroundings, out
    • were, by that which poured down from spiritual heights, is preserved
    • descent of the psychic-spiritual human beings, who had once upon a
    • of blood, but also the psychic and spiritual requirements of the
    • Folk-spirits have played a great rôle. The vision of that descent has
    • memory kept alive of this union of the spiritual soul-nature which
    • was directly descended from those divine spiritual Beings, those
    • Archangels who directed the union of the psychic-spiritual with the
    • descent of the divine-spiritual into the physical.
    • guiding Archangel or Folk-spirit of the North, of the old education
    • tendency, and this enables him to understand modern Spiritual Science
    • lecture on the Second Coming of Christ. Spiritual research at the
    • announced only by Anthroposophy, by spiritual research.
    • scientific spiritual knowledge, that persons may, it is true, speak
    • which was a spiritual feeling — he could recognize what was the
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  • Title: Lecture: A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
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    • substance and content of Spiritual Science.” — The Editors.
    • the Spiritual Beings who guide earthly evolution as to what must happen to man.
    • outcome of a decision on the part of the Spiritual Beings who guide and direct
    • intellect is an altogether spiritual faculty in man, its existence is not
    • altogether devoid of the sense for reality. He lives within a spiritual
    • element, but is at the same time a materialist. His thoughts — which are spiritual
    • Thus the second great process or event was that man became more spiritual. But
    • the spiritual substance once derived from matter no longer ensouls him. His
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • being what can now flow to them from spiritual worlds, then they will
    • is pictured to him. The living wisdom that Spiritual Science is able to impart
    • in the spiritual world. Whereas in the days of old Atlantis human beings came
    • connected body of Spiritual Science at all today is due to the circumstance
    • that Beings from beyond the earth are bringing the messages from the spiritual
    • centuries more and more Spiritual Beings will be among us — Beings whose
    • what comes from them: namely, the substance and content of Spiritual Science.
    • They want to give it to us and they want us to act in the sense of Spiritual
    • Science. Their desire is that Spiritual Science shall be translated into social
    • the nineteenth century Spiritual Beings from the cosmos have been coming into
    • intellect must be quickened to life by the pictures of Spiritual Science. We
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  • Title: Mission of Spiritual Science and of Its Building at Dornach
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    • Mission of Spiritual Science and of Its Building at Dornach, Switzerland
    • The Mission of Spiritual
    • something about so-called spiritual science, about the way in which it
    • intention to propagandise or arouse feeling either for Spiritual
    • within the physical human being there lives a spiritual, inner one
    • “Anthropology,” that which the inner, spiritual human being
    • therefore the knowledge of the spiritual human being, or spirit-man,
    • everything which the spirit-man can perceive in the spiritual world,
    • this second human being, the inner one, is the spiritual human being,
    • the knowledge which he acquires may be called “Spiritual
    • Spiritual Science.” The name is used everywhere where it
    • science, but knowledge of something spiritual. Numbers of our
    • contemporaries call history a spiritual science, call sociology,
    • political economy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion spiritual
    • in the sense that spirit is to us something real and actual, whereas
    • as spiritual sciences, resolve the spirit into abstract ideas.
    • certain lectures on spiritual science. These lectures were afterwards
    • other hand desires to rise to insight into spiritual worlds.
    • small circle in Germany on the subject connected with spiritual science
    • give some points of view about spiritual worlds. The lectures we're
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spiritual Communion of Mankind
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    • SPIRITUAL COMMUNIONOF MANKIND
    • arose from conceptions of the spiritual world that had primarily to
    • humanity were still able to gaze into the spiritual worlds whence the
    • being in those times could speak and think about the spiritual
    • men of those olden times beheld of the spiritual-super-sensible world
    • reality, but of a spiritual world lying hidden behind the physical
    • world. Thus the spiritual world was revealed to men in pictures.
    • in connection with the pictures which mirrored for them a spiritual
    • beings in man's environment are permeated by the divine-spiritual He
    • also tried to discover the manifestations of this divine-spiritual in
    • revelation of this spiritual vision presented to them in the form of
    • to themselves: The spiritual Power indwelling the Sun could hitherto
    • divine-spiritual-super-sensible reality, and when, understanding what
    • evolution and together with mankind indwells the earth as a Spiritual
    • spiritualize, whatever knowledge he acquires about the great world.
    • Spirit Being who has united with the Earth; he must link his thoughts
    • spiritual-super-sensible reality in man must take place at a time not
    • the bodily expression of soul-and-spirit, just as the human body is
    • an expression of soul-and-spirit. Very much was learnt from the Sun.
    • spiritual part of our being. It is a ‘World-Christmas’
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    • Spiritual Science as “Lebensgut”.
    • art, and my purpose is to show you how Spiritual Science aims to
    • what influenced them in one life is carried over into the spiritual
    • Spiritual Science we can once again regard history as a science.
    • place which Michelangelo holds in the spiritual life of the West.
    • spiritual life of the West and indeed of the whole of humanity in the
    • periods of history and especially if with the help of Spiritual
    • own spiritual power and pours his own will over a whole people and
    • spiritual development of humanity a special task was laid upon
    • faculties which he brought with him from the spiritual world. Our
    • image of what is spiritual.” I don't know how many people
    • still have some immediate feeling of what Goethe called the spirit of
    • Spiritual Science into the male and female principles.
    • “Christ in the Spiritual World: The Search for the Holy Grail”
    • these utterances? The investigations of Spiritual Science show that
    • spirits which are directly related to the subconscious depths of the
    • human soul. If we can feel what Goethe called the “spirits of
    • bodies,” we shall be sensitive to the spirit surging in the
    • wind, in the waters, in everything elemental. It was this spirit of
    • bodies, spirit at its lowest level, the spirit nevertheless, which
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    • bridge from knowledge yielded by Spiritual Science to a view of life
    • the spiritual progress of humanity.
    • coming to us from Spiritual Science should find their place in this
    • modern life. We must come to feel that Spiritual Science is a
    • injurious or even destructive effect upon the divine-spiritual
    • Spiritual Science: during sleep the Ego and astral body are outside
    • painted in colours suitable for spiritual sensitivity, so that none
    • life, or to engage in a sort of hothouse cultivation of the spiritual
    • true culture of the spirit there can never be any question of such
    • impulses that come from Spiritual Science and spiritual research, so
    • spiritual-divine world.
    • endeavour to master through Spiritual Science, in which the words
    • spiritual life at one and the same time.
    • feeling of pleasure experienced by the elemental spirits within
    • important thing is that we drive out of Nature the elemental spirits,
    • coherence of Nature is maintained. Elemental spiritual beings are
    • the nature-spirits into the sphere of the spiritual. This is always
    • release the nature-spirits, chasing them as it were out of the sphere
    • of the nature-spirits. The second stage is when we put together,
    • materials, we again transfer certain spiritual beings into what is
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  • Title: Lecture: Past Incarnations of the Peoples of Today
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • and impulses contained in Spiritual Science to life, but to apply
    • understand life itself in the light of the principles of Spiritual
    • As students of anthroposophical Spiritual Science it will certainly
    • understanding of human life. The teachings of Spiritual Science must
    • When a man comes to Spiritual Science today he begins to understand
    • more. The spiritual aspect of history is ignored and when anyone
    • Yes, but if we look at the matter in the light of Spiritual Science,
    • recognized as spiritually true. And it is for this reason, my dear
    • truths of Spiritual Science in all seriousness. These truths seem so
    • thought that they merely dabble in Spiritual Science and never reach
    • really to make any headway in spiritual research must be on their
    • condition of life? What has Spiritual Science to say about this? I
    • the outcome of real and very strenuous spiritual research —
    • this problem conscientiously with the methods of Spiritual Science,
    • the spiritual world since their last death and their present birth
    • religion. Their hearts were turned in aspiration to a great Spiritual
    • people had a living and vivid experience of one great Spirit
    • Universal Spirit. Here and there among these European peoples there
    • Another fact, too, emerges as the result of spiritual investigation.
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  • Title: Lecture: Morality and Karma
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    • truth implied by the spiritual-scientific doctrines, in the real
    • along the path of genuine spiritual-scientific investigation can be
    • take in spiritual-scientific truths we are still a long way from
    • tread an easier path, which is to accept spiritual truths on the
    • spiritual-scientific truths is a very difficult path; the other path,
    • Those who strive after spiritual truths will more easily gain a
    • Ahriman, on the other hand, is the spirit of falsehood and error and
  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • The Unutterable Name. Spirits of Space and of Time.
    • INEXPRESSIBLE NAME. SPIRITS OF SPACE AND OF TIME.
    • facts, which come to light through spiritual-scientific knowledge.
    • Spiritual Science.
    • to you that an initiated spiritual scientist can perceive the human
    • soul-spiritual existence, with the same longing and the same interest
    • weaving spiritual life of the soul which manifests itself so
    • spirit accompanies them in life; to this guiding spirit they look up,
    • spiritual battle ever waged, a battle which will spread over the
    • sub-earthly connection with the spiritual worlds so that they reveal,
    • distinguish cheap writers from men endowed with great spirituality
    • spiritual culture is permeated by it. We do not read any newspaper
    • possibility to develop thoughts concerning the sphere of the Spirits
    • explained. For the Spirits of Form, which come after the Archai, are
    • the Roman character of law, the Greek spiritual substance — and
    • spiritual sphere, for the spiritual substance in education, which has
    • by a free spiritual striving, independently of the state, and that
    • And in regard to the most intimate life of the spirit, we must say
    • sphere, the spiritual science of Anthroposophy must flow into human
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Being in the Physical Human Being
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    • the spiritual world. When the soul progresses in its development,
    • aspect of a spiritual world. We might say: Little by little, the
    • pertaining to the spiritual world.
    • penetrate into the spiritual world (we are then outside the
    • spiritual development we identify ourselves with the world. We
    • we should indeed consider that in the summer the Spirit of the
    • and the great consciousness of the Spirit of the Earth then
    • withdraws. In the spring the Spirit of the Earth begins to
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • freeze up the vegetation or spiritual plant growth which arises
    • to you as the Spirit of the Earth, is really a personality, like
    • man — except that the Spirit of the Earth leads a different
    • kind of life. One year is one of his days, and in the Spirit of
    • safekeeping of the Spirit who passed through the Mystery of
    • divine essence that streams through the world and spiritualizes
    • it. Real knowledge of the spiritual world cannot therefore take
    • spiritual reality; for what we appear to our own sight, in our
    • spiritual, things are frequently reversed) his best part is
    • whereas the spiritual is something which may spatially be
    • path leading into the spiritual world we learn that man is not a
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  • Title: Lecture: The Coming Experience of Christ
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    • The New Spirituality and the Christ Experience of the
    • great spiritual battle between East and West, in which the true
    • And if sufficient preparation has been made, if the aims of spiritual
    • then that he descended from spiritual heights, that before he entered
    • spiritual world; he knew that he brought with him from the spiritual
    • aware theoretically that one has passed through such a spiritual life
    • from the spiritual world.
    • those depths in which are anchored spiritual experiences brought from
    • has it as a result of experiences in the spiritual world; inquiries
    • poverty man no longer feels himself to be a child of the spiritual
    • so on, then we are forgetting all spirituality, we are excluding all
    • spirituality. This is because we are trying to order the world
    • have had to fall back upon something entirely devoid of spirit, on
    • its denial of everything spiritual, than the emergence of the
    • blood-relationship one is denying the spirit, then one is lying. To
    • spiritual conception of the world is to lie.
    • instincts of mankind belies the spirit utterly. ... We see on all
    • man. Let us now consider the spiritual-scientific counterpart of what
    • know that spiritual science shows how our earth-planet, upon which
    • appear spirit-self, life-spirit and the true spirit-man; today these
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Knowledge: A Way of Life
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    • SPIRITUAL
    • road that leads to a knowledge and understanding of the spiritual
    • slumbering: consciousness of the spiritual world and of the eternal
    • the spiritual world and of the eternal in the human being has quite
    • Knowledge of the spiritual world is not just a
    • truths of spiritual science. As we gradually find our way on this new
    • reject. In spiritual science we are not content to say of something
    • with the Spiritual Science I am representing here. We approach it in
    • life of man — the life he had as a being of soul and spirit in
    • a purely spiritual world — or as we take our way into the
    • realms of the spiritual world through which man lives between death
    • the spiritual world, we come to feel how, through such knowledge, we
    • are being brought together with the spiritual world, we are becoming
    • spiritual world when we have passed through the gate of death, and to
    • when we have learned to apprehend sound spiritual truths, then ideas
    • enables us to distinguish spiritual truths in yet another way, for it
    • Devotion, loving devotion to the spiritual facts of
    • spiritual knowledge. We do not, as a rule, find that the pursuit of
    • but when a man has probed to the heart of spiritual knowledge, he
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  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • Human Relations in the Age of the Spiritual Soul.
    • KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRIT.
    • The truths we look for in spiritual science should not
    • present, spiritual science may seem to offer a diluted and
    • attitude is demanded by modern life find spiritual science
    • Nevertheless, spiritual science itself is infinitely
    • Heart-and-feeling in the one could still reach out more spiritually
    • due weight to the spiritual-scientific truth that in the present age
    • human individual. And it is spiritual science which will first
    • develop this understanding. When spiritual science blossoms more and
    • Understanding for spiritual science would cause
    • the nerve and sinew in the stream of the spiritual scientific
    • directed from every side upon spiritual science, on account of its
    • through the all-embracing knowledge of the Spirit.
    • Spiritual science must be the centre around which all
    • concepts and representations necessary for spiritual science,
    • forces, will link the human soul with the spiritual world, and
    • through our participation in spiritual science this link will enable
    • Emphasis must be laid upon the fact that spiritual
    • fosters the freedom and independence of our thinking. Spiritual
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    • When we look back to the spiritual strivings of man in a very distant past
    • spirit-soul content in the external world then we add something to it in
    • kingdoms of nature, the men of those times beheld spirit and soul. They
    • perceived spiritual beings even if of a lower kind, in all solid matter,
    • spiritual and psychical qualities into the world around them. This is
    • that of man in ancient times, if we believe that the spiritual beings
    • so those men of old beheld realities of spirit and soul in external
    • objects. For them it was as natural to see spirit-soul entities as it is
    • spiritual beings connected with the water of the river flowing in that
    • himself guided downstream by something spiritual. That is only an example
    • spiritual-soul being in a spiritual-soul world.
    • setting of a spiritual-soul world in which he had been as a spiritual-soul
    • spiritual universe. In order to read the ancient writings such as the
    • into its past in the spiritual world and is relating what Krishna and other
    • spiritual world was sought in ancient times.
    • he was living between birth and death into a world of spirit and soul.
    • This is not the path modern man should seek into the spiritual
    • down not into the physical qualities of things but into the spiritual
    • within the spiritual, which lies at the foundation of each single
    • ourselves with what lives spiritually in the rhythms of the external
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  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • New Knowledge of Spirit. The translators are
    • Knowledge of the Spirit
    • which becomes intelligible to us only when with the help of spiritual
    • the organisation of soul and spirit. Then, in relation to earthly life,
    • spiritual science; it can be understood only when we are able to look
    • parallelism between soul-and-spirit development and physical development
    • spiritual science. This understanding came to Paul in order that he might
    • spiritual being who entered the body of Jesus of Nazareth during the
    • spiritual. Incredible as it may appear to modern man it is a fact that in
    • spiritual reality. They did not see merely trees, or merely plants, but
    • together with the trees, and together with the plants they saw something spiritual.
    • man beholds the spiritual in the physical things all around him, he
    • the divine and spiritual when he looks out upon the external world. The
    • vision of the spiritual, he must exert himself inwardly and draw it forth
    • the divine and spiritual. The divine and spiritual came to them in
    • spiritual in all the phenomena of the world of sense. A time had to come
    • when man must perforce lift himself up to the divine and spiritual by an
    • be allowed to go on receiving a divine and spiritual reality that came
    • divine and spiritual kingdom that could be reached only by inward
    • the same time a sense-vision and a spiritual vision, was fading away and
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • Out of the spirit of
    • spiritual atmosphere. I know that the atmosphere of soul and spirit
    • throughout these days an agricultural spirit which is already deeply
    • under the Kommende Tag Company? His spirit, trained by his deep and
    • spiritual life. You see, this modern spiritual life has taken on a
    • spiritual insight, what the old instincts — as they are growing
    • Fechner, often evinced a keen and sure insight into spiritual
    • is it then with the warmth? Spiritual observation shows that
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • acts as mediator between the Spiritual that is spread throughout the
    • Universe — the formative power of the Spiritual — and the
    • whoever would trace the tracks which the Spiritual marks out in the
    • sulphur that the Spiritual works into the physical domain of Nature.
    • Sulphur is actually the carrier of the Spiritual. Hence the ancient
    • the Spiritual itself as it spreads far and wide. Therefore they named
    • behold the Spirit-activity of the great Universe, moistening itself
    • — moistened with sulphur — that that spiritual Being
    • human Ego — the essential Spirit of man — lives in the
    • the Spirit of the Universe — lives via the sulphur in the
    • Spiritual moves through the World. Let me now make a drawing (purely
    • framework such as the Spirit builds, working always with the help of
    • the peculiarity of all that we have on Earth: the Spiritual here must
    • only the physical carrier into account, forgetting the Spiritual
    • out of account that it is the Spiritual which must have a
    • physical carrier of that Spiritual which works in the ethereal? (For
    • we may say, the ethereal represents the lowest kind of spiritual
    • spiritual essence which is accessible to us on Earth: the human Ego,
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • now seen what is essential in the discovery of spiritual-scientific
    • and the working of the Spirit throughout Nature must be recognised on
    • produce, often do not emerge for a long time. Spiritual Science will
    • other hand, are the attacks that are made on Spiritual Science when
    • connections. For in these larger relationships of life, Spiritual Science
    • into the spiritual realm. It does not merely recognise the coarse material
    • the simple result of spiritual research.
    • working of the substances and forces, and of the Spiritual too. Such
    • manuring with this kind of “spiritual manure,” if I may
    • it is in all that is here said out of Spiritual Science Underlying it,
    • and beast. Nay more, as everywhere in Spiritual Science, here too we
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • Now Spiritual Science,
    • and revolutionary spirit, interfering with all that our time has achieved
    • those inspirations which we are able to give to agriculture out of spiritual
    • Spiritual Science always
    • Spiritual Science. But we must first know how to penetrate into these
    • this yarrow is. It contains that of which I told you that the Spirit
    • no other plant do the Nature-spirits attain such perfection in the use
    • look around you. The indications of Spiritual Science invariably consider
    • It, too, carries within it the element which incorporates the Spiritual
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • at least, we must now consider a few among the spiritual-scientific
    • work. So it is for me. Spiritual-scientific truths are true in themselves,
    • gained in a spiritual way — not through the mere physical world-of-the-senses.
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • things once more by that macrocosmic method which Spiritual Science
    • and fruit — from their roots, uniting them only through the Spirit,
    • around, the free makes the spiritual atmosphere inherently richer in
    • the Spiritual always works through the whole, as I explained
    • from the spiritual side. It is of a far-reaching significance.
    • not clever at all, namely, by Spiritual Science. Spiritual Science is
    • To find the spiritual truths, we cannot merely conclude by analogy from
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    • spiritual entities. To facilitate this, Steiner prescribes specific
    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • have to acquire the necessary spiritual-scientific insight to begin
    • concrete study of Spiritual Science will never make you a fanatic. In
    • of heart in the cause of Spiritual Science, self-sacrifice and many
  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • it. He was instructed as to how the divine Cosmic Spirit
    • division of the Divine Spirit and its return in man. Man
    • the outpouring of the Cosmic Spirit in nature is
    • Spiritual. “The Spirit of God brooded over the
    • contains the spiritual.
    • but in the spiritual, the heart will be the organ of
    • Sixteenth Centuries the new age led everything spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • spiritual world into physical existence, the human being,
    • upon his real, inner soul-spiritual being, as it existed
    • water and so forth, and this is spiritually justified. But
    • spiritual world. Just because of this repetition, man must
    • penetrate into the spiritual world.
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • out how these impulses and forces developed at the dawn of modern spiritual
    • modern spiritual striving, we will consider, once again, an important
    • starting point for modern spiritual life, which we have already considered
    • in Jerusalem and established there a kind of spiritual order. As we have
    • but will look at it from a spiritual point of view and turn our attention to
    • practice what they had spiritually resolved. Words are impotent to describe
    • being is brought into connection with the divine and spiritual. But something
    • so-called Spiritual Order, an Order which on this very account could
    • accomplish more for the world than other Spiritual Orders. For when in this
    • there in the spiritual stream that carried and upholds humanity. These forces
    • something spiritual is added to the spiritual “effects” of the
    • outside the body, lived with the spiritual progress of humanity and
    • penetrated in soul and spirit the secrets of the Mystery of Golgotha. Many
    • addition to the immensely powerful influence that it possessed spiritually
    • other, spiritual, Mephistophelian-Ahrimanic powers. Under the inspiration of
    • spiritual streams which flow through the world just as truly as do the
    • divine-spiritual powers; it must be turned into other paths. To this end it
    • objective spiritual stream. And this could only be accomplished by means of a
    • into the spiritual world — they had become acquainted with all the
    • good divine-spiritual powers. With all the enemies who work out of the lower
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    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being).
    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being).
    • The spiritual science of Anthroposophy strives above all towards a
    • person who wishes to become a spiritual investigator, in the
    • For the attainment of its task, the spiritual science of
    • complete willpower. A person who wishes to become a spiritual
    • anthroposophical spiritual investigator who wishes to transcend the
    • into real spiritual-scientific knowledge unless he has a certain
    • The spiritual science of Anthroposophy is naturally not mathematics.
    • spiritual-scientific investigator, or in some other way we may seek
    • visions or hallucinations. Spiritual-scientific knowledge, in our
    • say: By his exercises, a spiritual investigator might after all be
    • higher knowledge, will see that this kind of spiritual investigation
    • real spiritual research, clearly enable us to perceive the
    • the nineteenth century, I wrote my Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
    • moral life. There it has its roots. The Philosophy of Spiritual
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity already employs that form of
    • sound way if we were unable to remember them. In regard to spiritual
    • developing way of thinking. This is why my Philosophy of Spiritual
    • spiritual experience and it is impossible to come to it with ordinary
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  • Title: Errors in Spiritual Investigation
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    • Errors in Spiritual Investigation:
    • Results of Spiritual Investigation
    • Pitfalls await those on the path of spiritual knowledge. Dr. Steiner's
    • rises like a force of nature in one who follows a spiritual path. He
    • Results of Spiritual Investigation
    • SPIRITUAL INVESTIGATION:Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold
    • SPIRITUAL INVESTIGATION:Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold
    • here, the realm of spiritual science, of spiritual investigation. In
    • with sources of error that accompany every step of the spiritual
    • way that one keeps, as it were, a spiritual eye on these experiences
    • soul, man can fall into untruth on the path of spiritual
    • greater significance in the realm of spiritual investigation. A
    • develop into a real spiritual investigator, how he brings into use
    • real organs of spirit through which he can look into the
    • super-sensible world. These spiritual organs must be developed in the
    • the reality, of higher spiritual worlds. As we have seen, this
    • development of the higher spiritual organs, which can be brought
    • spiritual world must, and this is quite natural and proper, take his
    • spiritual world.
    • before the beginning of a spiritual training, the future spiritual
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  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • at stake and suggests that a mechanisation of the spirit,
    • to the spirit.
    • questions at stake and suggests that a mechanisation of the spirit,
    • to the spirit.
    • and Results of Spiritual Science
    • anthroposophical spiritual science — the name
    • not need anthroposophical spiritual science.
    • present-day needs, views which are held by the kind of spiritual
    • science that will be spoken of here. This kind of spiritual science
    • bring knowledge of the super-sensible down from spirit heights.
    • super-sensible, their knowledge has also come to them from spirit
    • brought into connection with a number of those spiritual scientific
    • characterise the paths by which the kind of spiritual science we mean
    • man as spiritual investigator does not stop at the level of
    • preparation for the spiritual investigator if he precedes his
    • spiritual scientific endeavours with a thoroughly disciplined study
    • independent of physical phenomena. A spiritual scientific training of
    • spiritual scientific knowledge — namely the fact that man's
    • out consciously by the spiritual investigator. The higher,
    • moving experience acquired through spiritual science: In order
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  • Title: The Year as a Symbol of the Great Cosmic Year
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • like to say regarding the spiritual world has to be hinted at
    • place before our senses, spiritual events are interwoven. We know
    • existence spiritual and psychic beings are everywhere active. We are
    • which our senses perceive — are spiritual activities, and
    • spiritual life.
    • but with soul and spirit, so that we speak also of a
    • soul-and-spirit part of our so-called lifeless inorganic,
    • Looked at in accordance with Spiritual Science, we
    • Earth-consciousness. Spiritual Science, however, can instruct as to
    • of the whole mineral world. This is why it is said in Spiritual
    • spiritual or consciousness-soul, and through that of the Spirit-Self,
    • Steiner as the spiritual-soul) is principally developed at the
    • ourselves through our Spiritual Science, so that there may be men
    • right way. If the birth of spiritual knowledge within us leads to
    • message from spiritual worlds approaches, and unveils for us the
    • spiritual mysteries.
    • So, from a deeper understanding of our Spiritual
    • of the Sun-Spirit on the Earth, and with it the mystery of the
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  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse.
    • Spiritual Science. They are associated with the knowledge of the road
    • that it brings in its train, we recognise that Spiritual Science must
    • understanding of spiritual things may again be established, though of
    • view of Spiritual Science in regard to this flood of materialism, in
    • of spiritual life, all the world over — without distinction of
    • to be found where the life of spiritual culture exists in its finest
    • Spiritual Science — if they have not the will really to enter
    • from this side and from that, to the teaching of Spiritual Science,
    • of the spiritual worlds. People will not believe that this is not
    • forth out of the spiritual world. It is not to be wondered at that
    • from the spiritual world, when thought is built up in this way I have
    • thoughts all that Spiritual Science teaches, that it fails to be
    • slip-shod thinking of the present day. Spiritual Science should
    • Of course, as long as we take Spiritual Science in
    • Even the conceptions of Spiritual Science are affected
    • then applied to the conceptions of Spiritual Science. Because
    • what Spiritual Science tells on page a,b,c, are facts of Spiritual
    • whether in their present attitude to what Spiritual Science teaches
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  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • which, in the light of spiritual-scientific knowledge, can unite
    • different matters, but spiritual-scientific knowledge is much
    • of materialism. The truths of Spiritual Science are able to kindle
    • develops from a spiritual-scientific knowledge of the elements
    • understanding another or assimilating its spiritual riches, it is not
    • Now a man who undergoes spiritual training,
    • of course. When he perceives the spiritual, a foreign people is
    • revealed to him as a spiritual being, a super-sensible reality, which
    • life. I want to speak in outline today of how Spiritual Science
    • understand the being of man in the light of Spiritual Science. In a
    • thought that the whole being of Spirit and soul in man is based upon
    • always tried to reconcile Spiritual Science with the results of
    • science that the life of Spirit and soul runs parallel with the life
    • In his nature of soul and Spirit, man is also
    • a threefold being. The spiritual will, the feeling-life of the
    • of man's nature of soul and Spirit. These three members correspond to
    • appear that the oriental has received the Spirit with intense
    • oriental, we shall find that the lofty spirituality we so justly
    • appear at first sight, this very spirituality of the oriental
    • spiritual ‘mirror-image,’ however, it appears as
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • spiritual ‘clear-seeing’ know that the effects of
    • The entire spiritual sphere
    • spiritual sphere of the Earth. Other men are impressed by the
    • divine-spiritual Powers. Through a deeply shattering event
    • connection between life and death, his eyes of spirit were
    • of spirit has actually seen what is revealed when ‘the
    • earthly existence with the proof that life in the spirit will
    • awakened eyes of spirit, he was able to affirm that nothing
    • of spirit are open can themselves behold this Event, for in
    • spirituality, would have allied himself with Christ had he
    • has seen with eyes of spirit is a Power pervading all beings.
    • planetary Spirit of the Earth, the Spirit by whom the Earth's
    • Steiner) here recited a poem from the Spiritual Songs of Novalis.)
    • As pupils of Spiritual
    • they went to sleep at night they passed into a spiritual
    • in the days of Atlantis, they beheld the divine-spiritual Beings who
    • — all this constitutes the body of divine-spiritual
    • divine-spiritual Beings above him, surged through his soul.
    • relic of the ancient state of sublime spirituality in which
    • living as a spiritual being among other spiritual beings,
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  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • can see what anthroposophic Spiritual Science — as it is called
    • the world from a spiritual point of view.
    • from spiritual sources, has acquired the ability to study life as it
    • man undergoes an important experience in the spiritual world before
    • their physical bodies and taking their souls into the spiritual
    • only be brought from the spiritual world through actual experience of
    • how, in a sense, their “spiritual plumage” will be
    • naturally, can only be established spiritually) and other things
    • something which can, of course, only be apprehended through spiritual
    • clearly and can strike everyone who, though without spiritual vision,
    • especially high, the strongest spiritual force that has ever willed
    • to enter human life from the spiritual world is now seeking to enter.
    • the last, third of the 19th century the spirit — the spiritual
    • spiritual life. They have not persuaded themselves of this
    • body could be used as the instrument of spiritual
    • one hand, the spiritual world is willing to reveal itself with great
    • to a new reception of spiritual revelations.
    • work his way in freedom to the spirit which is approaching him of
    • when the spiritual could reveal itself to man in all sorts of
    • must receive the light of the spirit through a free, inner
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • in the spiritual life of our time, which casts its shadow over the whole
    • power of the human soul and spirit, then we must come to the
    • prejudice the trend of human spiritual development in the last
    • through anthroposophical spiritual science, by means of Imagination,
    • spiritual science enables man to come to terms with what I have shown
    • be able to know. I have shown you the path which spiritual science
    • ordinary memory is brought about in a purely soul-spiritual way
    • through Imagination for the knowledge of a truly objective spiritual
    • Inspiration, we must not only practise in a soul-spiritual way the
    • work in such a way that the spirit-soul also practises forgetting, to
    • spiritual objectivity, this is in reality Inspiration. We reach right
    • conception. The spiritual field of vision extends over that world
    • fact that the horizon has widened to include a spiritual world, then
    • through this we come gradually into the reality of the spiritual, the
    • anthroposophical spiritual science are not drawn out of some blue
    • so powerful in Spirit, with the human feeling and rhythmic system. In
    • Intuition and Imagination we see, soul-spiritually, what is active in
    • Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. But as spiritual
    • results of spiritual knowledge, when once they are found, can always
    • be proved afterwards, by means of pure thinking, since the spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • (Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind).
    • (Esoteric Christianity and the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind).
    • domain and help us to understand the mission of Spiritual Science in
    • a magical link established with the spiritual world.
    • Kamaloka a spiritual Individuality shows us everything we have done
    • draw man upwards again to the spiritual world fall into two categories:
    • remarkable discovery of spiritual investigation that the most
    • from spiritual life and acquires no understanding of Christ will
    • be the Spirit of the Earth who then rises to even higher stages
    • Spiritual Science to-day? We are teaching what Oriental wisdom so
    • streams of spiritual life are at work; one of them is the stream of
    • This vista of the spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • soul and spirit — the Ego, the kernel of our being, — and
    • can only be understood by Spiritual Science. As to the relation of
    • If spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • The Significance of Anthroposophy in Contemporary Spiritual Life,
    • a spiritual stream. The modern spirit, which yesterday I allowed
    • myself to call “the scientific spirit”, has, in many
    • science, and, at the same time, when organic and spiritual fields are
    • spiritually enriched. If we can think of the fourth dimension (the
    • space becomes filled with spirit, whereas three-dimensional space is
    • spiritual configurations when we pass along the negative third and
    • spiritual.
    • now describing is not formal mathematics, but the reality of spiritual
    • perception. It is a path in real conformity with the spiritual and in
    • apprehend the inner nature of the spiritual present everywhere in the
    • to describe, come thereby to a comprehensive survey of the spiritual
    • no-dimensions — that is, the point. This leads us spiritually
    • by an elderly author who had written much on spiritual matters. Seeing
    • to know spiritual beings revealing themselves to us, even with
    • spiritual inwardness — as we learn to know the
    • “cubicity” of a salt crystal. We learn to know spiritual
    • it was not always so. The scientific spirit, as acknowledged to-day,
    • spirit as, in a sense, a most lofty thing. If we look back at the ancient
    • perceived only spirit permeated with sense-perceptions, or
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • The Significance of Anthroposophy in Contemporary Spiritual Life,
    • Anthroposophical Spiritual Science, is being built.
    • spiritual movement of our time had decided to erect its own building,
    • the Free High School for Spiritual Science; it would have
    • spirit, but from an artistic spirit also. It would speak from a
    • religious, a social, an ethical spirit; and to do all this in
    • anthroposophical world-view proceed from the same spirit.
    • As a view of the world, it should spring from an inner spiritual life
    • that the same spirit — not the theoretical spirit but the
    • living spirit that speaks from the rostrum or confronts us from the
    • spirit at work in the “kernel” the spirit that
    • “man of limbs and metabolism”, but we spiritualise him
    • scientific spirit, in the sense in which I characterised it
    • creation too. Then the same spirit that speaks through the words when
    • from the same spirit; we have in them only two sides of one and the
    • spiritual conviction was born, for example, what has found expression
    • immersing ourselves in it spiritually, we perceive
    • newly created art of Eurhythmy. But one must enter into the spirit of
    • including those of spiritual science. But we must also say: In beauty
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • knowledge of the outer world and of the spiritual facts and beings
    • to penetrate into the spiritual worlds, they were now enabled to
    • different spiritual world; not only into his thoughts, but into his
    • development of the spirit. With all intensity he must be able to say
    • to himself: Spirit must exist, and for the sake of the maintenance of
    • the spirit matter may be extinguished.
    • with spiritual scientific investigation that one can draw attention to
    • happen if men should not be led by Spiritual Science to this awareness?
    • be attained only in a spiritual way. Outer civilisation will be in
    • need of spiritual deepening.
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • doing acquired a power of vision into a spiritual world which is not
    • composed of atoms and molecules but of spiritual Beings. This world
    • the memory-mirror, a spiritual element lives.” One must needs
    • not willing to recognise this spiritual element. We live in this
    • universal spiritual element.
    • virtually in a kind of sleep condition, spiritual inner faculties
    • gradually develop. If we learn to trace back these emerging spiritual
    • spiritual way about the world, where before, in our consideration of
    • the spiritual conflict that was fought out during the earliest
    • for people have not yet been sufficiently prepared by Spiritual
    • man used to give instruction concerning a spiritual foundation of the
    • have really found in ourselves the beginning of spiritual existence.
    • Then we perceive the spirit within us in the act of creating. For
    • back into chaos, we are beholding a real activity of the spirit
    • spirit concretely active within us, the spirit that is the seed of
    • for one who has insight to see behind the tapestry of the senses a spiritual
    • world, a world wherein spiritual Beings of higher Hierarchies work
    • into chaos, so that the spirit may be able to create anew. Let us
    • permeated with pure spiritual being, filled through and through with
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • Christianity itself, especially in respect of the spiritual
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science. We have again to discover how
    • Divine Beings who descended spiritually to the Earth from the
    • realm of the higher Hierarchies and who then imparted spiritual
    • Gods in a spiritual way. Nor did they receive these teachings in
    • to-day. They entered into living, spiritual communion with Divine
    • to the sojourn of the human soul in the Divine-Spiritual world
    • conception, the world of soul-and-spirit.
    • can look back to a Divine-Spiritual wisdom once received by men
    • from Divine-Spiritual worlds, had entered into physical bodies
    • the onward flow of the life of soul-and-spirit. Birth and death
    • section of the onflowing stream of the life of soul-and-spirit.
    • soul-and-spirit within them was on a very much loftier level.
    • soul-and-spirit. Death belonged to Maya, to the great Illusion,
    • eyes. In their life of soul-and-spirit they were not involved in
    • death into the spiritual world. Birth and death were of no
    • they formed some other picture of the life of soul-and-spirit in
    • unintellectual. Ideas were inspired from the spiritual world, not
    • understood, intellect can be led back to spirituality. Such,
    • soul-and-spirit he is inseparable from his body, then the human
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  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • Sin, the Spiritual Resurrection,
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • The spiritual life of the
    • philosophers; if we contemplate these two spiritual currents in quite
    • warmed by what is expressed in these spiritual currents. But these
    • group-soul “wolf”, living in the spiritual world. This
    • considered as something spiritual, although this spirituality
    • powerless in regard to the grasping of the spiritual. For, naturally,
    • entire process of the loss of spirit in our modern civilization. Take
    • with the divine spiritual creator of the beings. This implies that
    • modern humanity has lost the capacity of finding something spiritual
    • spiritual way of looking at things had passed. Nominalism took hold of
    • divine spiritual being of the Christ. Modern theology lost this
    • divine spiritual more and more. As I have often said, theologians
    • Christ himself, in his divine spiritual being, the spiritual
    • still looks at Nature spiritually (for he brings the spirit with him
    • Spiritual Science alone enables us to understand the entire process
    • Spiritual Science wishes to bring these very experiences to conscious
    • kind of Realism which again considers the spirit as something real,
    • us to find in Christ the divine spiritual, in an independent way.
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • If spiritual science is to
    • soul-spiritual vision of those who have dedicated themselves to
    • spiritual science. This enables us to see events in a clearer light
    • spiritual-scientific movement shows us that one of our goals is to
    • acquired through spiritual science should enable us to see something
    • must realise that a strong inner spiritual force must be given to
    • not to envisage the question: What has spiritual knowledge —
    • the object of our soul's deepest longing — what has spiritual
    • Golgotha little by little with full spiritual understanding, with all
    • through spiritual science prepares us to grasp the true essence of
    • the spiritual world, indicate that independently of man, and through
    • the influence of divine-spiritual forces which pervade the world,
    • the human souls the divine-spiritual forces surging through the
    • cosmos. But the spiritual forces which are also active in the
    • spiritually pervading the aura of the earth, may have the
    • finally what we call the Spirit-land. The Norwegian legend relates
    • Soul-world and in the Spirit-land. These are pictures corresponding
    • spiritual enlightenment, — when the human soul lives in forces
    • ancient times; they speak of the spiritual world into which one could
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  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • Social Questions and their Spiritual Background,
    • Spiritual Scientific Knowledge and Social Understanding,
    • “The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity”
    • on the one hand, spiritual science, and on the other hand, earnestly
    • with the spiritual reality of things. Something entered the human
    • possessed a spiritual wisdom which they obtained simultaneously with
    • their knowledge of Nature. Their spiritual wisdom also contained
    • the essence and spirit of an essay by Goethe, such as
    • natural science there is also a spiritual knowledge; in the form of
    • pointing to the spiritual world. Just as we obtain positive
    • have, here, a positive knowledge referring to the spiritual world. In
    • spread also this kind of positive knowledge concerning the spiritual
    • higher spiritual conception, not through scientific investigations in
    • accept a spiritual world-conception. An infallible way of overcoming
    • spiritualists, if they only proceed far enough.
    • reaching the positive results of spiritual science, if we find it
    • boring to enter into the details of spiritual science, and only like
    • spiritual sphere, this will be the greatest temptation for really
    • materialists is to ignore the concrete results of spiritual science
    • entering the spiritual world.
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  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • Social Questions and their Spiritual Background.
    • bounds of everyday existence, of a world of Gods and Spirits
    • civilisations and a spiritual world to which they were no
    • within the limits of the everyday world, but where spiritual
    • affairs were transacted under the guidance of spiritual
    • practical link between us and the spiritual world. How paltry
    • the forces of the spiritual world! In all his actions he had
    • Christ, or a spiritual power of some kind, to do what he
    • that can supply altruistic motive-power but a spiritual
    • as a member of the spiritual world does he cease to be so
    • spiritual world. The interest in the spiritual world must be
    • Cosmogony. Anyone acquainted with the spiritual life of the
    • materialistic as Anglo-American spiritual life is in the
    • to what is spiritual in a materialistic fashion — yet
    • of it. Even the Spiritualist Movement, in its early
    • founding freedom, ideally, spiritually. Only, Europe must
    • see the old Asiatic spirit lighting up again in recent years.
    • Those people who are spiritual leaders in Asia (take for
    • Tagore) — the leading spirits of Asia show by their
    • very way of speaking, that the altruistic spirit is anything
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  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the Artistic
    • spiritual life into the physical. Initiation opens out to man
    • spiritual worlds. That which can then be experienced, more or
    • less consciously in spiritual worlds, true Art carries down
    • to perceive the spiritual note that pervades what Dante has
    • the only document he has brought over from the spiritual
    • on the path of spiritual science is waiting for the portal of
    • the spiritual world to be opened to him sooner or later, as
    • — that the entry to the spiritual world takes place by
    • degrees. Then we grow slowly into the spiritual world.
    • starting-point for an entry into the spiritual world.
    • in the form of Imagination, as a woman, out of whose spirit
    • all the spiritual beings who are living there — the
    • manifold Nature-spirits, and Beings who belong to the
    • floating through the universal ocean of spiritual being.
    • perceived abundant spiritual life; having perceived the seven
    • things. But it is precisely the characteristic of spiritual
    • the spiritual world and then return to what the physical
    • it after having penetrated through the spiritual world. Then
    • without spiritual cognition. But these things appear in a new
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  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • The Bridge between Cosmic Spirituality and the Physical
    • rebirth, he is repeating spiritually his experiences during
    • spirit-germ of a human being, coming straight from his
    • happens here? As a being of soul and spirit a man descends to
    • the Venus-man! But this is what actually appears to spiritual
    • spiritually, indicating the various cosmic relations between
    • understood in terms of soul and spirit, has from ancient
    • to be spiritualised, imbued with soul. Beyond the Earth,
    • further by taking on, in soul-spiritual terms, the form of
    • Moon have by then become spiritual, and must be developed
    • spiritually between death and rebirth; and that which lies
    • beyond death has to be spiritualised also — then the
    • the spiritual world he can become able to bring to expression
    • the spiritual world his tendency to express in spherical form
    • they have to be investigated through Spiritual Science.
    • spiritual-scientific matters. if anyone says: ‘These
    • things have been told to me by a spiritual investigator, but
    • learn what Spiritual Science has to say, just as anyone can
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
    • take the content of Spiritual Science as something on a par
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    • Method and Purpose Among Spiritual Persons
    • By receiving the Spirit the human soul
    • existence. The Spirit is eternal, but the way in which it
    • in this way of the Spirit and its progressive manifestation
    • resurrection of mankind, the birth of the Spirit of
    • conceptions of the birth of truly spiritual ideas and ways of
    • thinking, of the birth of the whole anthroposophical spirit
    • but in his heart the sunlight kindled spiritual jubilation,
    • fires when the spirit of Nature shouted for joy and was
    • as if the spiritual horizon were filled with all kinds of
    • supreme light of the Spirit can be revealed; and how the
    • divine-spiritual origin, that he can look back to that
    • the heights of spiritual life.
    • divine-spiritual heights of existence and feels entangled
    • beings had descended from a divine-spiritual existence to the
    • into one of reascent to divine-spiritual existence. That is
    • to divine-spiritual existence. And this was deeply felt when
    • divine-spiritual reality — a belief acquired through
    • unless there can be a spiritual awakening. What should awaken
    • in us as the life of the spirit, transformed through
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    • felt comparatively recently in the spiritual life of the West. Think
    • the spiritual life of the East has steadily increased, until in our
    • the history of Western spiritual life should tell us that the idea of
    • you in the course of these lectures that Spiritual Science has taken
    • unprejudiced observation of life in the sense of Spiritual Science.
    • evolution of mankind, and when with the help of Spiritual Science we
    • soul with a spiritual world. In his intellectual consciousness
    • prehistoric man knew that, so far as his soul and Spirit were
    • concerned, he had come forth from the spiritual world into which he
    • speak, can only be understood if this spiritual origin of man's
    • and more evident that sublime conceptions of a spiritual world were
    • the original spirituality of man but represent the decadence of
    • by Spiritual Science and fully corroborated by Natural Science. What
    • Spiritual Science has to say about the future evolution of man will
    • connection with the spiritual world.
    • man was once united with the spiritual world but has descended into
    • illusion.” Only when he was linked with the spiritual world
    • warriors. “The same Divine-Spiritual essence of which we
    • Ours [is] the task to unite with the good spiritual elements and so
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    • Physiological Therapy Based on Spiritual Science.
    • spiritualistic superstitions of earlier times, or with the
    • Spirit when our explanation is based upon the atomic theory —
    • mind and spirit can give explanations other than the atomic
    • Spiritual Science can help to get rid of the evil of which I have
    • bodily nature and his nature of soul and Spirit, between physical
    • and other organs, but that the Spirit has departed from the study of
    • What Spiritual Science must
    • but the outer manifestation, the outer revelation of active spiritual
    • Spiritual Science to observe a human being and say: “There is
    • spiritual conception of the world to speak like this and then build
    • We can only be spiritual
    • with its material processes, is a creation of the Spirit and
    • which the soul and Spirit — which were there before birth, or
    • soul-and-Spirit, and realise that through the working of these
    • of the soul-and-Spirit. We are not spiritual scientists in the true
    • body, and are able to say: The soul and Spirit descend into concrete
    • the direct offspring of Spirit. Spiritual Science is able to place a
    • how the Spirit works in matter, and it looks with reverence at
    • the material workings of the Spirit.
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    • and the Life in Spiritual
    • spiritual activity — an activity which man performs in unison
    • it in a sense the spiritual germ of his future physical earthly body
    • equilibrium in the spiritual worlds. And this, man loses in a certain
    • neither in the conditions of equilibrium of his spiritual
    • the spiritual in-breathing or inspiration (which we observe to
    • song, in the spiritual world.
    • through and through an image of the spiritual. Everything here
    • him in external nature — is an image of the spiritual. Now when
    • his whole nature — body, soul and spirit — not only
    • spiritual world than in our thinking system. And it is of course the
    • the time it is shaped out of the spiritual world. This matter can be
    • understood only by deeper spiritual-scientific research. The
    • the spiritual world, in the way I have described in my book
    • receive the direct manifestations of the spiritual world
    • place of it, a new thing comes forth in the spiritual
    • we find to be none other than the spiritual counterparts of the
    • But the spiritual
    • ascend into the spiritual world. You live your way into a vowel world
    • spiritual sense. In effect, there is something living in the vowels
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  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • Spirit.
    • ancient times passed through a much more dreamlike, spiritual
    • the inner life of soul and Spirit. What we to-day would speak of as
    • which he also knew: A soul, born from a divine-spiritual existence
    • lived as soul in a divine-spiritual world. Direct inner
    • perception revealed to him this life of soul and Spirit, and, as a
    • deepened by knowledge that penetrates to the spiritual world, by an
    • souls of men. As I have said, these men knew of the soul' and Spirit
    • was not a riddle connected with the soul or Spirit, but with
    • reality of soul and Spirit and then felt the need to understand why
    • Spirit, to outer Nature as well — to Nature whose
    • as well. Then he beholds the Spiritual not only in his inner being
    • thou hast living experience of soul and Spirit, thou hast found the
    • felt himself a being of Spirit and soul, transcending the
    • continued, man's early, dreamlike experience of soul and Spirit
    • express it as follows: The dreams of a life of soul and Spirit that
    • unfold the spirituality of Nature to the human soul. The purely
    • of soul and Spirit, he now felt and experienced his being in the
    • gazed upwards to the soul and Spirit, when the soul and Spirit were
    • spiritually in the living, instinctive existence of days of
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    • Lectures on Spiritual Essence series. This lecture is also known as:
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und Spirituelle
    • the Spiritual Resurrection, from Steiner's
    • Lectures on Spiritual Essence series. This lecture is also known as:
    • Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • that time to imagine, at least abstractly, the spiritual in Nature.
    • tended towards the spiritual.
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    • thinking, which had a spiritual quality and would have enabled human
    • spiritual being. But this form of knowledge, as we said, had
    • course, in the light of a past spiritual wisdom, but these Mysteries
    • first centuries of the Christian era, we find great spirits arising,
    • lofty spirits, both of them. If we want to describe them from one
    • Christ can be understood only as a spiritual being connected with
    • spiritual and suprasensory impulses. This Christ descends from cosmic
    • spiritual spheres. They could no longer comprehend how the ancient
    • could be understood, as a spiritual being, only through spiritual
    • personality; but in the realm of spiritual knowledge, we are
    • two? Thus we see great spirits like Clemens of Alexandria and
    • creation of the earth; he belongs to the spiritual world; he entered
    • spiritual being and tried to comprehend him in spiritual realms. But
    • into the spiritual realms, they were able to recognize the Christ and
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity, something was nurtured as a kind
    • can be grasped as a spiritual being with the aid of spiritual forces.
    • spiritual being, with physicality.
    • the God, the pure Pneuma-being of pure spirit being — the psyche,
    • is in reality the Christ who appears in this earthly, soul-spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • the one hand, and the soul-and-spirit on the other. Man can gain
    • come to speak of the soul-and-spirit. True, if he is open-minded
    • words and phrases referring to the soul-and-spirit. The very
    • reality of soul-and-spirit.
    • things physical and bodily with the world of soul and spirit. Indeed for
    • physical and bodily. But the spiritual as such is nowhere to be found
    • the soul and spirit in the world of space. Thus they are led to the
    • well-known spiritualistic aberrations. These aberrations are in reality
    • materialistic, for they are an effort to bring the soul and spirit perforce
    • own soul-and-spirit. He is well aware of how it works, for he is aware
    • ask: How can the soul-and-spirit in man — to which the Ego
    • or less under the difficulty of bringing the soul-and-spirit, which
    • the soul-and-spirit works upon the bodily nature. But in the first
    • itself a kind of spiritual essence, manifests itself in outer forms
    • and spirit, they are transformed into something non-spatial.
    • sense-perception can influence the non-spatial, the soul-and-spirit.
    • soul-and-spirit. It says, for example: The human being walks,
    • place in his body, a process of soul-and-spirit is enacted — a process
    • time, the process of soul and spirit also takes place. But we have no
    • the soul-and-spirit.
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  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • could weigh like a nightmare on the world-conception based on spiritual
    • human progress. But it would be particularly depressing if spiritual
    • relationship in which spiritual science must stand to geology —
    • spiritual science — that knowledge which has always formed the
    • spirit vitalises everything, so too does a secret stir within me, a
    • spiritual science to reveal about the origin of the earth? (Concerning
    • cannot lead us any further, we quite simply set down what spiritual
    • with the eyes of Spirit — which can be sharpened by the methods
    • spiritual-scientific research also reveals this gradual advance in
    • must ask: What has geology, what has spiritual science, to regard as
    • spiritual science — with the specific outlook often
    • this way, spiritual science finds that there is a stupendous
    • established by the investigations of spiritual science. They show
    • spirit-and-soul, working into matter as they do, underlie external
    • which were the means whereby forces of spirit-and-soul worked upon
    • spirit-and-soul. These destructive processes were introduced
    • spiritual science leads us back to the earth as an organism —
    • point of view of spiritual science one must practically reverse the
    • the earth-organism, and processes of spirit-and-soul forces —
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • chaotic movements through the fact that his soul and spirit are
    • with him when he descends from the spiritual world. He incorporates
    • it is to permeate the incarnated will in the right way with spirit.
    • into the spiritual world. There, however, they are in the highest degree
    • death into the spiritual life. The thought-forces which we bring with
    • majority of people who take no interest in the things of the spirit. I
    • of a spiritual nature, which are similar to those thought-forces in
    • receiving thought-forces coming from the spiritual worlds. Naturally
    • from thoughts given to him by Spiritual Science, such thinking is
    • arising out of Spiritual Science is in no sense merely theorising,
    • before one's eyes, — I am speaking now of spiritual eyes,
    • able to look into the spiritual world and behold the why and
    • sign of spirituality when anyone, — I have often spoken
    • striving towards the spirit. Matter lies far beneath me. In
    • the spirit who is not content with leaving matter beneath him,
    • matter as spirit, who recognises all matter as spirit, and all
    • spirit in its manifestation as something inseparable from matter.
    • existence. Lucifer, if he could, would spiritualise us, or shall we
    • solely on an abstract spiritual conception, for such a conception is
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  • Title: Vortrage: Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 1: Introductory Lecture
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    • carried out in the spirit of our theosophical movement; and in the
    • to make the convictions and knowledge of the spiritual world too
    • the spiritual world. And yet, as the years go by it is more and more
    • call itself by the name of a great spiritual individuality, after the
    • which, till now, no one in spiritual life had any conception, —
    • in occult work, such for instance, as my book The Spiritual
    • there it is said that He will only appear as a Spiritual Being. These
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • about the Gospels and other spiritual documents of humanity would not
    • be read as though registered in a delicate spiritual substance, the
    • grade of spiritual development to support such a vision. It is indeed
    • penetrate into the spiritual worlds without the Gospels through a
    • which enables a man to understand the impressions of the spiritual
    • ruling of the Holy Spirit in the world, the ruling of cosmic thought
    • Spirits of Will or Thrones. We learn so to know them that the surging
    • immersed as a spiritual being, feeling one with the Christ-being,
    • nature are the Spirits of Will. To begin with, we shall only
    • designate as Saturn-existence what the Spirits of Will, consisting of
    • and in all directions are to be found Spirits of Courage or
    • Whom we call the Spirits of Will, come the Beings of other
    • entirely of Wisdom interact with the hierarchy of the Spirits of
    • comes that there is some connection between these Spirits of Will and
    • And indeed we become conscious too that the Spirits of Will or
    • retrospect, that of the sacrificing Spirits of Will offering their
    • world. And we can experience the sacrifice that the Spirits of Will
    • Spirits of Will to the Cherubim, time is born. But ‘time’
    • Spirits of Personality, known to us as Archai in the hierarchy of
    • spiritual beings. In the Saturn existence they are nothing but time.
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • being; and we have seen that spiritual achievements formed in truth
    • the spiritual deeds then existing. We have said that the Spirits of
    • Spirits of Personality, whom we have therefore come to recognise as
    • ‘Time-Spirits.’ The Time-Spirits are the true ancient
    • soil-spiritual nature which is behind the heat and brings about the
    • glow of sacrifice of the Spirits of Will, so must we look behind
    • substance of the ancient Sun through something of a spiritual
    • of sacrifice is — if we did not learn the spirit of utter
    • self, to self-effacement. Imagine this spirit of disinterested
    • we have with this spirit that which can come nearer to us for our
    • understanding, inasmuch as without such a spirit — without at
    • least a hint, a foretaste of such a spirit — never could we
    • feel this spirit of self-surrender can never attain to higher
    • knowledge. For what would be the opposite of this spirit? It would be
    • science, such as that set forth in spiritual science or Theosophy; I
    • meet us from the spiritual world. If we wish to describe what thus
    • describing those beings spoken of in Occult Science as Spirits
    • what is the character of these Spirits who appeared on the Sun in
    • addition to the Saturn Spirits? We must reply: The principal
    • characteristic of these spirits is the virtue of giving, of pouring
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    • something spiritual is to be sought. We endeavoured to describe the
    • spiritual to be found behind the phenomenon of heat, and then that
    • had to glance into our own soul-life to describe the spiritual
    • conceptions. As we have seen, the spiritual conditions to which we
    • bestowal,’ the devotional pouring forth by spiritual Beings of
    • from maya to the incorporeal, the spiritual, do we obtain the correct
    • as bear upon the spiritual world — do not, strange to say, now
    • efforts we must make. But in the spiritual world this is not so,
    • smallest purely spiritual facts. We do not attain any spiritual
    • ourselves as much as possible; no — in the spiritual world we
    • spiritual workings. To do this he would have to prepare himself by
    • the spiritual world, when we wish to attain something important we
    • statement, and not given by way of advice). The greatest spiritual,
    • spiritual activities intended to lead to spiritual effects in the
    • spiritual self-indulgence, for a person may practise it in order to
    • spirit. Let us then acquire the concept of the creative
    • taking place. We have said that the Thrones, the Spirits of Will,
    • we have the idea of the Thrones or Spirits of Will sacrificing to the
    • Record. For by reason of the bestowing virtue of the Spirits of
    • these intrinsically Spiritual cloud-formations is seen to take place
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    • discover to some extent the spiritual behind the phenomena of the
    • revealing little of the fact that the spiritual in its own
    • peculiar form stands behind them, as we experience this spiritual in
    • recognised that nevertheless spiritual qualities and properties
    • our ideas, seems to reveal so little of its spiritual nature, we have
    • recognised the bestowing virtue of certain Spiritual Beings. And we
    • there was naturally a greater sense of the spiritual behind the outer
    • have been designated “Spirits” may be looked upon as
    • Spirit’ to-day. Even in saying “Spiritual”;
    • word with very little application to spiritual things, on one
    • spiritualist union at Munich, and so little did the postman know what
    • a spiritualistic circle was, that the letter was delivered to the
    • Central Committee of Wine and Spirit merchants!
    • the spiritual. We must now start from that point which we reached in
    • essentially in the refusal of Beings of exalted Spiritual rank to
    • ourselves into what went on spiritually in the evolutionary
    • the Spirits of Will, and on ancient Sun Spirits of Wisdom, so, on
    • ancient Moon the Spirits of Movement make their appearance; we must
    • itself and is never satisfied. Then came the Spirits of Movement and
    • Beings. The Spirits of Movement should not be thought of as merely
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    • that we call Maya or the great illusion, there is the Spiritual. Let
    • the spiritual is to be discerned behind everything perceptible to our
    • this spiritual essence we were obliged in the last lecture to sweep
    • that we must reduce the elements of heat back to the spiritual, to
    • what we recognise as the spiritual in ourselves.
    • forward spiritually through the Saturn, Sun and Moon-existence, and
    • ascribed to the Spirits of Movement. To-day we shall begin with a
    • when those Beings found their sacrifice rejected. In a spiritual
    • spiritual atmosphere, may be described in many respects by saying
    • Entities resigned it. The peculiar feature of the spiritual
    • of the Spirits of Movement. They created a possible way by which the
    • Spirits of Movement, however, and this can be taken almost literally,
    • their Being with longing. Now the Spirits of Movement bring them into
    • spiritual characteristic of what we call the fourth element in the
    • spiritual counterpart: Sacrifice — if (2) behind all the air
    • element of fluidity as spiritual resignation or renunciation, so must
    • the fluidic. For this too reflects a spiritual process, in a certain
    • spiritual process of the Earth's becoming; for as far as the
    • must be looked for in the spiritual behind it — we have now
    • be in the spiritual world may be called death. Thus something is cut
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • The Spiritual Background of the External World ...
    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • to a true knowledge of the spirit in our studies and in our
    • work in spiritual science.
    • again we must try to see clearly which stream of spiritual
    • awake — through the science of the spirit — was,
    • reconcile this with the spiritual scientific finding that
    • develop notions and ideas of the world of the spirit. This is
    • idea of the world of the spirit that is all around us.
    • hold of the human race. Failure to see the spiritual reality
    • and take account of the element of the spirit is ultimately
    • spirit. Strange as it may sound to the ordinary, average
    • based on the science of the spirit dawns in human minds. You
    • come until human hearts understand the realm of the spirit.
    • arisen because the reality is considered in an unspiritual
    • way and the world of the spirit cannot be ignored with
    • that the spirits will put up with being ignored. You may
    • spirits take their revenge if they are ignored here on earth.
    • revenge of the spirits who have been ignored for too
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • The Spiritual Background of the External World ...
    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • processes here on the physical plane, or the spiritual
    • taken up spiritual life in recent decades is small, and the
    • soul and spirit which comes after death. In practice this
    • spiritual life as the only way of freeing future humanity
    • world of the spirit during sleep, enter into the salty, or
    • given for the things acquired in the world of the spirit to
    • gained in the world of the spirit. As a result, the physical
    • have just described can bring the influence of the spiritual
    • from the world of the spirit and intellectual thinking can
    • body from the world of the spirit, but not morality.
    • spirit. I have recently been much concerned with a
    • deepen insight into nature in its spiritual aspect to a point
    • find the spirit in nature. Then one will also find the
    • threads which truly connect human beings with the spirit. And
    • development of soul and spirit, and the two run parallel.
    • development in soul and spirit continued to be dependent on
    • up a spiritual impulse in their inner life and push on from
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • The Spiritual Background of the External World ...
    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • to present truths based on the science of the Spirit that in
    • the science of the spirit is called the physical plane. And
    • the spirit, but with many of them this is mere words, nothing
    • spirit one has to loosen the etheric and astral bodies a
    • understanding of the world of the spirit. It must not become
    • the realms of the spirit, which would be the right thing, but
    • sometimes also to those on pseudospiritual science, and
    • things of the spirit.
    • properly understood. If spiritual truths are rightly
    • world of the spirit accessible to our understanding, their
    • By merely listening to spiritual truths they go through a
    • spiritual truths will first of all activate low instincts,
    • anthroposophical spiritual science have even the least notion
    • to this cowardice that anthroposophical spiritual science
    • science of the spirit who are truly dedicated and who have a
    • a serious and dignified approach to our spiritual-scientific
    • background of spiritual science is presented in a serious and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
    • spiritual background to the physical world. If people are not
    • world of the spirit than has been the case so far in this
    • to the senses. Spiritual entities are involved when a human
    • a name, let us call them the 'elemental spirits of birth and
    • elemental spirits of birth and death. If one were to speak of
    • them, and of the whole way in which these elemental spirits
    • essential nature of these elemental spirits of birth and
    • in the physical world, the divine spirits who guide world
    • destinies have to use elemental spirits who actually are the
    • work — if all spirits were of a kind to see to it that
    • destructive elemental spirits of birth and death.
    • without the participation of spiritual entities. This is not
    • involves the participation of elemental spirits, even if
    • under the influence of elemental spirits. They are always
    • the spirit of invention is active, elemental spirits are
    • spirits who have given impulses to our civilization from the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • The Spiritual Background of the External World ...
    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • Changes in Humanity's SpiritualMake-up
    • The spiritual constitution is such today
    • they still saw spiritual entities through the colours. They
    • did not merely think spiritual entities, for there made
    • connected with an environment which had spiritual qualities.
    • may also call geniuses, see more deeply into the spiritual
    • insight into the world of the spirit. The changing nature of
    • the realm of the spirit. A mind sensitive to present
    • of space, but it no longer yields up the spiritual element.
    • Colours no longer speak to us as elements filled with spirit,
    • sounds no longer reveal the spirit that is in them; they have
    • sees the world with the eye of the spirit sees many people
    • entirely constituted to hear the words of a cosmic spirit:
    • world of the spirit; we do not belong to the physical world.
    • to the human mind and spirit — as you know, the human
    • spirit was decreed to be non-existent at the Council of
    • which influence human beings out of the spirit.
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    • The New Spirituality
    • you are following impulses given by the Spirits of Form, the
    • but those of the Spirits of Form.
    • hierarchies, from the Spirits of Form downwards. The right
    • must think of it as all spirit, or at least all air —
    • beings, the spiritual principle coming from the cosmos, has
    • interpretation. It takes some nobility of spirit not to
    • outer environment provided much more that was spiritual. This
    • relationship to the gods and to disembodied spirits is
    • soul associates with spirits or with the dead, the
    • enter the world of the spirit at this time. This intimate
    • spirit comes to conscious awareness, it shows itself to be a
    • still had direct perception of spiritual elements in the
    • sounds, but perceived spiritual elements in colours and
    • the world of the spirit and they did so in a way that was
    • easy to approach the Spirits and the dead in the past. Today
    • senses perceived more of the spiritual, and at the same time
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • Working from Spiritual Reality
    • little bit of spiritual science and who learns what people,
    • spiritual science, you may be entirely satisfied with the
    • us and gives spiritual, if not exactly physical, weight to
    • necessarily correspond to reality, because the spiritual
    • way to the world of the spirit solely in your heart and mind.
    • You must build your bridge between the spiritual and the
    • the spiritual world was a purely inward one based on
    • this: In some respects the world of the spirit lay open
    • knew full well the nature of this ahrimanic spirit. To some
    • extent the spiritual world still lay open before his mind's
    • This is the concrete situation as regards the spiritual
    • entirely in the realm of the spirit. Nothing is transformed,
    • post-Atlantean age. He clung to the spiritual connection
    • fifth age, an age of materialism, empty of spirit, without
    • spiritual weight, and be aware of the fact that the spirit is
    • alive in everything, and that this spirit can only be found
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • in the spirit, and this also applies where humanity is
    • that of the soul and spirit, it is only to be expected that
    • again, and this is only possible if we come to the spirit. We
    • again become creative and do so out of the spirit. This goes
    • completely new spirit. It will involve many sacrifices. But
    • be grasped in mind and spirit. It is good to be able to say
    • are some elemental spirits who laugh about human folly when
    • world of the Spirit, and on the concept of guilt and of sin
    • must go, and a spiritual approach must be seen to be the
    • through spiritual science, not the kind of mere satisfaction
    • And if you are involved in a spiritual movement you must
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • The Spiritual Background of the External World ...
    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • truths of spiritual development come to mind whenever you
    • the spiritual development of the peoples of Europe and
    • in the world of the spirit. And if we investigate the
    • came to a certain conclusion for the world of the spirit by
    • decades in the spiritual worlds, from the 1840s until the
    • called a battle which the spirits who are followers of the
    • spirit belonging to the hierarchy of Archangels whom we may
    • in the spiritual world. Everything I am referring to at the
    • powers when they were in the spiritual world. If you think on
    • crowd of ahrimanic spirits seek over and over again to bring
    • as I said, this was in the spiritual world.
    • ahrimanic spirits, are driven down into the human realms,
    • powers were active in the spiritual realms and therefore left
    • spiritual realms they came upon human beings. And if we
    • spirit, the answer is, the ahrimanic materialistic view with
    • crowd of ahrimanic spirits still sent their impulses from the
    • spiritual world into human instincts. From the autumn of 1879
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • October) I sketched a diagram to show the spiritual
    • been in preparation for some time in the spiritual world. I
    • which began in the 1840s in the spiritual world lying
    • which fought a decisive battle in the spiritual world between
    • between the spiritual and the physical worlds are part of the
    • in an atmosphere full of spirits. This is something which has
    • friends, know of the spiritual situation I have described and
    • different animals. The ahrimanic Spirit was, of course,
    • atmosphere of spiritual life. This means, however, that
    • spiritual life must be encountered as a reality. Today,
    • have been forced to descend from the spiritual world into the
    • things of the spirit. If this ideal were to be achieved by a
    • the spirit. There is no better way of encouraging them.
    • the spiritual powers. As I said in yesterday's public
    • aspect would be missing if we considered the spiritual aspect
    • fully into the Spirit and attitudes of scientific thinking
    • There are elemental spirits which observe these things from
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • the life of the spirit, I have sought to show what is
    • outside, whilst inwardly it is more spiritual or
    • spiritualistic. Then a more spiritualistic stream comes to
    • situation is reversed again: the more spiritual line goes
    • will be more spiritual. It may well be that people do not
    • even want to know about this growing spiritual inwardness;
    • heights of the spirit into the realm of human evolution, and
    • we think and inwardly feel. They are angelic Spirits, I said,
    • who cannot continue their development in the spiritual world
    • They are etheric and spiritual by nature and have a real,
    • insights of a spiritual science in which courage is taken
    • around them, and long stories about the Spirits leaping above
    • spirit of human and natural evolution and find imaginative
    • tales which allow the life of the spirit to be concretely
    • and in every field, need the stimulus of spiritual science.
    • stimulus of spiritual science, one will be a dried-up school
    • it is to bridge the gap between spiritual science in general
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • The Spirits of Light and the Spirits
    • preceding lectures, the occasion when certain spirits of
    • darkness were cast out of the spiritual realm and down into
    • means to say that a battle raged for decades in the spiritual
    • certain spiritual entities, which had been acting like rebels
    • in the spiritual world during those decades, were vanquished
    • in the autumn of 1879 and cast down as dark spirits into the
    • the physical world and the spiritual world and take as much
    • give validity again to spiritual events, which can be
    • perceived with the aid of spiritual science, for only then
    • Ahriman, what is Lucifer, what are the particular spirits in
    • possible to define the term ‘spirits of
    • darkness’, but this will not get us far. Spirits of
    • may give a general idea of the spirits of darkness, but it
    • spirits of darkness now walking among us are of the same kind
    • as the spirits of darkness which had been cast down from the
    • spiritual world, that is from heaven to earth, in earlier
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • The Fallen Spirits' Influence in theWorld
    • spiritual world form the background to these events. I have
    • place in the spiritual regions of the world between the early
    • dragon on behalf of the spiritual worlds in 1879. At that
    • time the spirits of darkness who worked against the Michaelic
    • impulses were cast down from the spiritual realm into the
    • if one turns the inner eye to the spiritual powers which are
    • which raged in the spiritual regions between the 1840s and
    • the 1870s, and of the activity of the spirits of darkness
    • major occurrences in the spiritual world which then continued
    • events in spiritual regions were reflected here on earth, two
    • spirits of darkness were seeking to achieve in the 40s, 50s,
    • the progressive spirits of light guided humanity by means of
    • spiritual world during the 1820s and 1830s, when the souls
    • spirits of light who sent their impulses into human souls
    • blood bonds. And so the human souls in the spiritual worlds
    • centuries. The spirits of light were using the old measures
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • Die Spirituellen Hintergruende der Aeusseren Welt.
    • the things which have to be said with regard to the spiritual
    • do reflect spiritual events.
    • but let me add today that spiritual guidance of earthly
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Humanity.
    • to gain an image of this: angelic spirits pursued their tasks
    • in the spiritual worlds. Much happened on earth as a result.
    • resulted on earth. Angelic spirits belonging to the hierarchy
    • and in the spiritual realm, hardly touching on human life.
    • This is how the fact can be presented at the spiritual
    • are in the image of the spirit. Looking for the indirect
    • spirits which are at work in them. People tend to imagine
    • the corresponding evolution of the spiritual world. We can
    • higher spirits to love earthly existence most of all during
    • spiritual activities, otherwise they cannot be understood. It
    • Angelic spirits in the blood, human reproduction would not
    • earth enter into a form of existence in soul and spirit. The
    • direct observation of the spiritual worlds. Mere theorizing
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  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • civilization is really understood today from the spiritual-scientific
    • of the divine spiritual powers that guided him.
    • decision-making ability that is independent of the divine spiritual
    • replaces the soul-spiritual instincts — which alone were
    • spiritual powers, to the Yahweh or Jehovah powers, let us say,
    • in his evolution, man no longer felt that divine spiritual powers
    • divine spiritual powers. Whereas he would then have remained
    • spiritual powers. And then there arose in humanity this
    • my way back again to the divine spiritual powers. What I myself
    • only by finding my way back again: to the divine spiritual powers.
    • at best prove that divine spiritual powers exist; but one can
    • know nothing of these divine spiritual powers; one can only have
    • faith in these divine spiritual powers. One can have faith in
    • ‘sinful’ meaning separated from the divine spiritual
    • of knowledge where I can also grasp the spirit.
    • something about the spiritual world.
    • divine spiritual worlds.
    • something about the spiritual one must ascend to revelation, which in
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  • Title: Foredrag: Kristusimpulsen i tidens utvikling og dens virke i mennesket
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  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung.
    • that man has no inner strength enabling him to reach the spiritual,
    • consciousness that is not born of his union with a divine-spiritual
    • origin, but of his separation from this divine-spiritual origin.
    • reach the source of origin of all, where everything is spiritual, and
    • spirit. Gradually man assumed a higher spirituality. The lower
    • beings, also, have their origin in the spirit, but they have not
    • assumed a higher spirituality. Facts show us this.
    • spiritual sphere.
    • knowledge in the spirit of the Christ-impulse he will attain
    • scientific research must become permeated with spirituality. But this
    • spirituality cannot reach man as long as the content of space is
    • spiritual science, for these grasp the human being as he passes from
    • first decay and become spiritual, in order to change into skull-bones
    • vertebrae. But spiritual science is needed in order to pursue this
    • metamorphosis acquires significance only in the light of spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • not so, for what is actually present as a reality is the spiritual
    • Spiritual in the things around us do we truly know reality.
    • to a symbol for the spiritual world behind it. Everything to
    • things are nothing but symbols of the Spirit; and only one who learns
    • Spirit.
    • addresses man in parables, in symbols. In the Spirit alone there is
    • reality. When the spirit is being spoken of in images taken from Nature,
    • Christ Jesus is explaining processes pertaining to the Spirit. He
    • of reality, He is speaking of the Spirit.
    • symbols which indicate spiritual processes. And in truth the soul
    • look back spiritually upon the physical body and the etheric body we
    • of autumn. The Earth-spirits in the plants liberate themselves in spring
    • from the physical element of the plant world and the spiritual beings
    • winter on the Earth, there these spirits permeate the
    • movement is such that when the Earth-spirits depart from the north
    • realise that we can actually speak of the Earth-spirits beginning to
    • when the Earth-spirits stream in again, the seeds remain hidden and
    • the Earth-spirits wake; they are then united with the Earth. Thus we
    • spirits are active on the Earth. Divine life, divine consciousness,
    • True spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • its spiritual essence; also of what may be called anthroposophical
    • history told as an outcome of research into the spiritual
    • The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
    • How spiritual science must recognize the living
    • and weaving spirit in all beings surrounding us by proceeding from
    • ‘The Human Spirit and the Animal Spirit’
    • think of taking into his own spirit — as spiritual content —
    • concepts and ideas, this spiritual content through which the human
    • drawing forth of the spiritual from things and beings would be pure
    • that wherever we gaze and are able to discover the spirit, there this
    • spirit is actually present.
    • small circles, this general presupposition of the spiritual content
    • spirit in objects, however, usually remain with speaking about the
    • spirit in general, i.e., they speak about the existence of spiritual
    • weaving, of spiritual life lying at the basis of the mineral, plant,
    • and animal realms, etc. To enter into the means by which the spirit
    • taken to those who speak not only of the spirit generally but of its
    • behind this or that phenomenon. Nevertheless, in our spiritual
    • science, we should not speak about the spirit in the vague and
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  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 1
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    • the ingredients that have entered into the spiritual life of
    • physical world of humanity, into the purely spiritual. Thus
    • above all, into the Spiritual World, which we find here and
    • there were any other spiritual Powers here at work, they were
    • Spiritual’ as so much ‘eye-wash’
    • But these thoughts were contained in the spiritual
    • spirit-level — in short, all that is mechanical,
    • spirit-level, the plumb-line and so forth. In other respects
    • spiritual.
    • I mean, over against the higher spiritual Powers) to keep
    • Spiritual Science., For in these olden times, the moment a man
    • Therefore the spiritual counterpart of such knowledge was
    • those Luciferic elemental spirits of whom we may speak in
    • elementals. Ahrimanic elemental spirits come into being
    • Ahrimanic elemental spirits come into being in our
    • spread of spiritual knowledge, — for spiritual
    • behind the barriers of the Mysteries. To-day, Spiritual
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 2
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    • present. The spirit and the outlook, recognising Christ Jesus
    • as ever-present, is precisely that Christian spirit which can
    • be gained through anthroposophical Spiritual Science. But
    • Earth in reality is a mighty spiritual organism. We live not
    • live within the mighty spiritual organism, Earth. This
    • spiritual organism has, in a certain sense, an ascending and
    • events beyond the Earth; it is, as it were, a spiritual, if
    • accordance with the spirit of the New Testament. But in the
    • ramparts of a spiritual view of the world, — on the
    • earnestly into Spiritual Science, — into what Spiritual
    • Yet this is precisely the mission of Spiritual Science: to
    • of view Spiritual Science is indeed in sharpest opposition to
    • the ideal of the 19th century. Spiritual Science must
    • Spirit, even as the 19th century emphasised the turning of
    • the human soul away from the Spirit. And as I have already
    • nonsense to the natural-scientific age. Spiritual Science, on
    • but it will not be prepared to look for those spiritual
    • brought into flow once more through Spiritual Science. They
    • Holy Spirit, the Church must perpetually conceive the Christ.
    • from the Holy Spirit, and that which the Church reveals is
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  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 3
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    • descends through birth from spiritual heights to grow and
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Mankind,
    • our anthroposophical Spiritual Science we have begun again to
    • of the Spirit likewise, Man unites himself with the macrocosm
    • hand. For there exists a certain spirit which has preserved
    • again along the paths of the Spirit.
    • this domain, Spiritual Science is no less important as an
    • true Spiritual Science, it can never feed men with mere
    • not talk of the Spirit if you hold fast to the mere words for
    • the Spirit, to-day, is nowhere contained in the words. I mean
    • Namely, in compensation for this, the Spiritual Science of
    • “thing” of Spiritual Science is the Spirit itself
    • — this means to go beyond the words to the Spirit. This
    • knows the Spirit, many an idol of the past is worth more than
    • as I have made just now. It is essential to Spiritual Science
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • thought. Man's real soul-spiritual being therefore obtains a
    • use this paradoxical expression) soul-spiritual sense organs, the
    • soul-spiritual world rises up around our inner being. That part
    • thing which rises up before us when we enter the soul-spiritual
    • world. We cannot enter the soul-spiritual world in the same
    • without any enthusiasm. It is the same when the spiritual worlds
    • soul-spiritual content, must rely entirely upon ourselves.
    • etheric body, as the spiritual environment which we left behind.
    • world … for we would melt away in this world of the spirit,
    • if loneliness would not give us this Ego-feeling in the spiritual
    • the maintenance of the Ego in the spiritual world. We then learn
    • to know this spiritual world as our environment. But we know that
    • we can only learn to know it through the inner soul-spiritual
    • From the spiritual
    • the soul-spiritual world between death and a new birth, can also
    • as a soul-spiritual being everything with which we were in some
    • spiritual, super-sensible knowledge, already acquire the
    • somewhat different to the spiritual vision on earth; they acquire
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • Spiritual Research, the 9th of 10 lectures in the series entitled:
    • Spiritual Research, Methods and Results, and the 1st of 4 lectures
    • Methods of Spiritual Research,
    • Spiritual Research, Methods and Results, and
    • out of the soul-spiritual depths of our being a conception of
    • everywhere, behind the phenomena of Nature, spiritual Beings that
    • were led and guided by divine spiritual Beings. And when he
    • divine spiritual guidance and direction continued within him, and
    • daily life, this was in reality the work of guiding spiritual
    • activity of divine spiritual powers, whose sphere of action
    • to feel himself within the everlasting, spiritual kernel of his
    • order, as a gift of divine spiritual powers that were active in
    • this was looked upon still more as a gift of the divine spiritual
    • spiritual Beings live in my thoughts. Indeed, we may say that
    • divine spiritual powers were active in his bodily organization
    • knowledge of the divine spiritual, we see that the Orientals
    • divine-spiritual world to influence his body. In the Orient,
    • walk to an upright walk, the divine spiritual world is active
    • new posture, then he could be influenced by the divine spiritual
    • or with human thoughts, but with cosmic thoughts; the spirit
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • The Spiritual Human Being. The translator is unknown.
    • Self-consciousness: The Spiritual Human Being.
    • spirit. As I do not wish to speak in abstract terms, let me
    • arises in ordinary spiritistic circles, it is not necessary to
    • cases are judged and investigated in spiritistic circles. But the
    • Lodge's book on his spiritual intercourse with his son Raymond,
    • is, the soul or the spirit of Sir Oliver Lodge's son, wished to
    • intensification of spiritual conditions, is that in the case of
    • attitude of anthroposophical spiritual research. The spiritual
    • To an anthroposophical spiritual investigator, such views on
    • and these desires may lead a spiritual investigator to study the
    • a spiritual investigator draws attention to such things, when he
    • wishes to become a spiritual investigator in the anthroposophical
    • towards external actions. But an anthroposophical spiritual
    • apparatus, where something becomes reflected soul-spiritually,
    • soul-spiritual events can therefore be described in detail, when
    • the soul becomes imprisoned by the body. The soul-spiritual world
    • spiritual world begins to rise up before us.
    • from the spiritual world, when the thoughts outside vanish and
    • we penetrate through spiritual investigation, the soul-spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • European Spiritual Impulses. It appears in the original German in
    • Norse and Middle European Spiritual Impulses.
    • and intimately unite ourselves with the Spirit of Christ. We see
    • the flame of a young spiritual life based upon a
    • mechanical-naturalistic foundation. This spiritual life is only
    • beginning of its development. But from this young spiritual life
    • exists an ancient life of the spirit, a spiritual life that can
    • the more spiritual aspects of life a word re-echoes from the East
    • contained in the primeval wisdom of the Orient. The spiritual
    • hands, he perceived a divine-spiritual essence.
    • there was something which announced itself as a soul-spiritual,
    • physical permeated by the spiritual. The fountain did not only
    • conveyed a soul-spiritual content. The forest did not only rustle
    • language of the everlasting Cosmic Word, of a soul-spiritual
    • spiritual way in which man lived in his surroundings gradually
    • The soul-spiritual
    • sphere, to the divine-spiritual which cannot be found on earth.
    • divine-spiritual life, and this certainty sprang out of
    • measure in which mankind has lost the spiritual from the
    • place in the spiritual sphere and the harmonization of the Maya
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  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und Spirituelle
    • Intellect into Sin, the Spiritual Resurrection.
    • und Spirituelle Suendenerhebung,
    • the preceding lectures, but which bring results of spiritual
    • etheric or vital body revealed to spiritual investigation; and
    • the life-giving, vitalizing forces, or the spiritual.
    • the spiritual. Logically, its point of issue will have to be
    • by perceiving that modern spiritual science must endow old
    • pathological condition of soul and spirit. At her side we find an
    • Goetheanism, on the one hand, and spiritual science on the other,
    • an inkling will be illumined by spiritual science; and also
    • spiritual science may thus change into something giving us a
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • here, from birth to death, and in the spiritual world, from death
    • spiritual background, spoke through this semblance. He perceived
    • manifestation of a spiritual world. This spiritual world then
    • divine spiritual world, but the divine spiritual vanished from
    • manifest in the spiritual world. Between death and a new birth,
    • The divine spiritual worlds vanished from the semblance which
    • spiritual worlds imprison him so that he cannot maintain his
    • still saw the divine spiritual in the semblance. Bear in mind,
    • disappearance of divine spiritual life from the illusion of
    • united with a divine spiritual weaving. History has a meaning. If
    • spiritual should appear to man in a new way, not in the same way
    • imagine a spiritual essence in the physical at the beginning and
    • development out of a divine-spiritual existence, even as the
    • anthroposophical spiritual science as the cognitive activity. A
    • which leads us to a spiritual life guaranteed by the Mystery of
    • he could not yet take in spiritual science.
    • spiritual science strives for in regard to Christianity.
    • Spiritual science seeks to explain the Gospels, but it is not
    • Spiritual Being in the Sun. Even today the Sun is a Spiritual
    • Spiritual Being manifesting itself only outwardly in the way in
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  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • without a spiritual-scientific deepening, that when the ancient
    • grasp without the aid of spiritual science, because modern people
    • facing the universe appears in the light of a spiritual
    • we must penetrate into them in a spiritual-scientific way,
    • stood upon it, I lived in a soul-spiritual world, imaginatively
    • divine, but that part which came from a spiritual world and
    • connection with man. The whole external spiritual culture was
    • imagined in a purely spiritual form. Christ, the Son of God, was
    • pervaded with the spirit.
    • the impulse of life, of something that is spiritually living;
    • rise up to the spirituality in which he is pervaded by ideas, and
    • able to carry his whole being into the spirituality of the world
    • spiritual clairvoyance can bring soul warmth and soul light into
    • “Philosophy of Spiritual Activity,”
    • Ghost. And this constitutes the difference between the spiritual
    • his spirituality from every single creature in Nature. As already
    • explained: The cloud spoke to him of the spirit, the flower spoke
    • to him of the spirit. Through his own forces modern man must
    • will come to the Holy Spirit that will also enable him to see the
    • mind, only change when the spiritual comprehension of man within
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  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature Permeated by Christ.
    • Anthroposophy, a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature
    • This intellectual life gradually led it away from spirituality.
    • The intellect itself is spirit, but its content is no longer a
    • spiritual content. Indeed, the intellect is spiritual, but it
    • Nature. Hence the intellect is spirit, but it fills itself with
    • something which cannot appear to it as spiritual. The great
    • intellectually active, I am spiritually active, but at the same
    • time my intellect, which is pure spirit, cannot absorb in a
    • direct way the spiritual. I fill the spirit in me only with
    • nevertheless exists in the spiritual regions of the human soul
    • just now, we must draw attention to all the spiritual powers that
    • because we fill our own spirit with the life of Nature, and we
    • of an old spiritual life, these Ahrimanic powers did not have
    • Nature, we really absorb spiritual powers, even though we are not
    • aware of this; we absorb Ahrimanic spiritual powers, who took
    • speak of the task of these spiritual powers, some people are
    • a spiritual-scientific way that which transcends the earth, we
    • must do this through spiritual vision (Anschauung).
    • way in which they are connected with the divine-spiritual powers
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  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • Spirits of
    • that Spirit Whom we seek in our spiritual strivings, the Spirit who
    • progress of humanity, the Spirit Whom we must specially bear in mind
    • aversion are heard murmuring through the spiritual realm and might
    • heights to the Earth. If we unite this spiritually with that old
    • in his inner being within his earthly nature. Spiritual Science makes
    • the spiritual worlds is not the only part of man's being, but that
    • now ask — and here we touch a significant Mystery of Spiritual
    • books upon Spiritual Science. Up to that time the Ego worked
    • creates the super-sensible forces in the spiritual world. After
    • here touch a certain mystery of Spiritual Science that will become
    • spiritual world. There the Ego remains; it remains practically in the
    • form in which it was bestowed on us by the Spirits of Form. The Ego
    • is retained in the spiritual world. It must remain there, otherwise
    • in the spiritual world. Man will have to become conscious of this,
    • out of the spiritual worlds Christ descended, and in the body of
    • the spiritual part of us has remained behind. And humanity should be
    • educated to look back on that to which the spirit from the heights
    • attempt was made to bring more life into it, but on the spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • feeling. Hate and antipathy race through spiritual space and can
    • this spiritually in connection with the ancient picture of the tree,
    • spiritual science that it is not just what goes through the portal of
    • death into the spiritual world that belongs to the being of man;
    • spiritual science — what is really the situation with the
    • We know from the most varied spiritual scientific
    • super-sensible forces in the spiritual world. When we have gone
    • spiritual science that will become more and more clear as time
    • those forces we call ours in the spiritual world. The
    • know, by the Spirits of Form.
    • “I” is retained in the spiritual world. It must be held
    • in the spiritual world, for otherwise we would never be able to
    • that we remain with our “I” back in the spiritual world
    • of the spiritual worlds. In the body of Jesus He prepared for
    • life, back to our childhood. Our spiritual element has remained
    • look toward what the spirit out of the heights can say: “Let
    • seek in a spiritual way for the earth's meaning, that humanity is
    • prohibited from looking for a meaning of the earth in a spiritual
    • however, something spiritual must be active in the world; we must
    • be able to unite ourselves with the spiritual, It is impossible for
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  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • MONG the ideas advanced by Spiritual Science, that
    • questions arise in Spiritual Science, among them that of the meaning
    • study the evolution of human life on Earth in the light of Spiritual
    • guiding spirits of the different epochs. From each of these Great
    • conceived ideas of morality exactly as he does to-day. But Spiritual
    • regard to the epoch in which Zarathustra lived. Spiritual Science,
    • with the spiritual world. The spiritual world actually entered into
    • his consciousness. Nowadays the door into the spiritual world
    • states between waking and sleep when the spiritual world appeared
    • saw the working and the weaving of the spirit behind the physical
    • world of sense. He had direct experience of the spiritual world,
    • spiritual world.”
    • possessed of understanding the spiritual world became less and
    • enlightened spirit shine forth clearly across the centuries. Those
    • spirituality to mankind. I refer to the peoples of India, from whom
    • consider that man can reach the spiritual world along two paths of
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  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • Turning Points in Spiritual History.
    • vital importance in Spiritual Science to study the whole spiritual
    • deeply into this ancient Egyptian spiritual life.
    • of Spiritual Science is cast upon the whole mode and nature of
    • admitting what Spiritual Science tells us, namely, that in olden
    • spiritual world behind. In reality, all clairvoyant consciousness,
    • to the spiritual realities lying behind the sense-realities of the
    • these pictures indicate an actual vision of the spiritual world. If
    • man's spiritual achievements — the strange stories related in
    • spiritual reality permeates the old mythologies and religious systems.
    • those still able to gaze into the spiritual world contained less and
    • less of spiritual force. The higher worlds gradually closed their
    • doors until only the lowest stages of spiritual activity were
    • understand aright) proves the truth of what Spiritual Science
    • clairvoyance, to gaze into the spiritual worlds. In the people of
    • life, a vision enabling man to see into the spiritual world. But they
    • to gaze into the very depths of the spiritual world.
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • The Functioning of Spirit in Nature and in Man –
    • points to the presence of the spiritual that our curiosity cannot fail
    • to be aroused regarding the actual working of this Spirit, we cannot
    • of spiritual activity to be found in Nature. Now today I am going to
    • things are only grasped rightly when the spiritual is considered.
    • This ether-body enables it to take in the spiritual present in air. The
    • which are entirely spiritual and live in imprisoned light. Imprisoned
    • light always contains spiritual astral forces, and these create the
    • moreover have been true had he been too immature to behold spiritual
    • at work on the creature, but she works in a spiritual way. I have told
    • spiritual life is being swamped, and the time has now come when we must
    • continue or spiritual life will be completely swamped. Nature, now
    • may see how light contains creative spirit. For the worm or caterpillar
    • where the caterpillar has perished. The spirit creates. In every
    • spirit to create the new being. This same thing applies to mankind.
    • quantity of this destroyed matter remains, and here spirit and light
  • Title: Memory and Love
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    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism,
    • relation to the spiritual world in so far as knowledge of it can be
    • spiritual science can throw on the experiences undergone by man in the
    • spiritual world between death and a new birth.
    • spiritual world, where man spends the major part of his existence.
    • the spiritual world. From my last two lectures here you will have gathered
    • imagine, for example, that thinking is a purely spiritual act, and that
    • do with existence in a body. In one sense this is so. But spiritually
    • conception of the spirituality as well as of the physical limitations of
    • spiritual life between death and a new birth the exact opposite
    • here the stomach. In the spiritual world we contemplate our own
    • interior. But what we see is the world of spiritual beings, the world we
    • at the most important moments of our spiritual existence between death
    • and a new birth we feel within us and experience the world of spiritual
    • conscious there of spirits of the higher world within us as it is true
    • lungs, and so on. What is most characteristic is that in spiritual
    • higher Hierarchies. Were we in the spiritual world to perceive inwardly
    • spiritual beings described in anthroposophical literature, and a damping
    • down of this consciousness. We do the same with the spiritual within us
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  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • del mundo espiritual que tenían que ver principalmente con el
    • los mundos espirituales desde donde el ser humano desciende a su cuerpo
    • podía hablar y pensar de los mundos espirituales, así como un
    • espiritual-suprasensible se presentaba a ellos en imágenes —
    • cualquier realidad histórica, sino de un mundo espiritual que
    • espiritual era revelado a los hombres a través de
    • reflejaban para ellos una forma espiritual de existencia, pero los
    • divino-espiritual. Él también trató de descubrir las
    • manifestaciones de este divino-espiritual en los detalles, por ejemplo,
    • de tener la revelación de esta visión espiritual que se les
    • decían a sí mismos: El poder espiritual residente en el Sol
    • una comunión con la realidad divino-espiritual-suprasensible, y
    • la humanidad habita en la tierra como un Ser espiritual. En contraste
    • profundizar hacia el interior, de espiritualizar, cualquier conocimiento
    • Por lo tanto, debe recibir en su corazón al Ser Espiritual que se
    • constatación de la realidad espiritual-suprasensible en el hombre
    • hombres otra vez en el verdadero sentido encontrando la parte espiritual
    • necesitamos, un nacimiento de vida espiritual. Entonces, vamos a
    • espiritual y de la visión espiritual debe penetrar la oscuridad del
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism.
    • Spiritual Relationships in the Human Organism.
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    • for the support of the spiritual makes itself felt in the soul, a great
    • need and longing to be united with the spiritual. In the universal sea
    • to be united with the divine and spiritual. And one may say too that
    • divine-spiritual reality. Please observe the way I am describing all
    • and has experienced at the same time a longing for the divine-spiritual,
    • individual beings of soul-and-spirit. The soul comes into a certain
    • constituted that even during waking life the spiritual world still shone
    • existence as a being of soul-and-spirit. It was not something that he
    • taught by their spiritual leaders in the Mystery-centres how they should
    • soul as spiritual experience. Power came to them with the impulses they
    • spiritual science is not concerned to speak in general, abstract phrases
    • general world-ordering holds sway. Spiritual science has to show in
    • way we come to see more and more clearly how the spiritual lives in the
    • spiritual. Humanity will, however, sink lower and lower in civilization
    • and culture if men will not learn to extend to the spiritual world the
    • soul-and-spirit within us is united with the activities of our body, and
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  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • Theosophy and the Scientific Spirit of the Present Time.
    • the “Spirit” in the age of the great
    • of spiritual life; it only wants to say:— Recognise the
    • laws of spiritual life and you will find these higher laws
    • but elementary Spiritual Science; and he has to make use of
    • modern Natural Science might lead Spiritual Science into a
    • present and to await a more hopeful time to harmonise Spiritual
    • possesses spiritual attributes, in the same way as the worm has
    • spiritual in mans One has accustomed oneself to look on these
    • which man shares with animals and the higher spiritual qualities
    • as the extreme limit where animal-soul merges into spirit-soul,
    • thinker bring the spiritual soul into the same scheme of thought
    • remain in the sphere of soul-spirit to understand the origin of
    • soul-spirit.
    • throws a clear light on the character of the soul-spirit. It is
    • will find a soul-spirit. which cannot be traced back in the same
    • regards the spiritual life by one who fears insecurity in this
    • we not find that which we call higher human spiritual activity,
    • followers are in the right, all talk of higher spiritual laws of
    • alive round his couch of repose spirits which he himself has
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  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the Present Time,
    • Spiritual Science's Answer to the Large Questions of the
    • Spiritual Science, we must remember that what is taken into
    • Spiritual Science). Not long ago the great natural scientist,
    • to proclaim such things as relate to Spiritual, development,
    • are condemned to suffer a Spiritual death. But the fate of the
    • are being made to-day in regard to the soul and spirit of
    • approaches the spirit and soul-element as did the naturalists
    • in each man no individual spirit and soul kernel which
    • develops in a Spiritual way, as the animal develops in his
    • development of every man we have to see a spirit and soul
    • something which is of a Spiritual nature. That is to say that
    • a Spiritual kernel, which enters into being at the birth of
    • “man”, in so far as man goes back to a Spiritual
    • spirit and soul-substance, which is the Spiritual — not
    • developing Spiritually. Only a man who cannot see that the
    • soul and spirit do not develop from within the general human
    • from an individual human life to an individual Spiritual seed
    • and from this again to another Spiritual seed; that is, we
    • recognised; but this truth that the Spiritual can only
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  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • The Working of Natural Substance and Spiritual Essence in the
    • The Working of Natural Substance and Spiritual Essence in the
    • the light of a genuine spiritual method of observation, we
    • Spirit-Self. In the same degree that this takes place, do the
    • spirits which have never descended as far as the physical
    • plane — spiritual Beings that live on the astral plane
    • penetration into Spiritual Science. The world is constructed
    • man's being into ten or twelve members. Spiritual Science
    • For, Spiritual Science is only of value when we draw from it
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • Spiritual Scientific Note on Goethe's Faust Vol. I.
    • Spiritual Scientific Note on Goethe's Faust Vol. I.
    • From the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • Spiritual Science claims to be nothing new and thereby
    • spiritual movements which base the justification of their
    • something new regarding this or that question of spiritual
    • life. But this Spiritual Science aims at emphasizing that the
    • in history. For, if Spiritual Science is true, at least the
    • today Spiritual Science is spoken of, a variety of opinions
    • principal facts of this Spiritual Science. And even when such
    • Spiritual
    • a spiritual world. And this spiritual world lies not in some
    • rule, perceive the spiritual facts and beings surrounding
    • Spiritual plane — that awakening which leads to
    • initiation into the world of spirit. To use Goethe's
    • words: there are spiritual eyes and ears, but human souls are
    • in the world of spirit; hence little is thought to-day of the
    • the spiritual man through Spiritual Science by transferring
    • spiritual eye and ear to the psychic sphere. And then this
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  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • this or that circle are, considering the spiritual current in
    • spiritual air of mutual love and peace that radiates through
    • spiritual light or means of light to the dawn of the great
    • love and peace. On this night — spiritually, or in our
    • they need in order to find their way upwards to those spiritual
    • when the spirit gazes into that night in which we would pour
    • ‘Kings’ in the spiritual sense of the word: magic kings come to
    • pay homage to the great spiritual King Who appears in the high
    • order to reach the height of the spiritual King whom the magic
    • kings came to welcome. And so does the Spirit-King of St.
    • Matthew's Gospel confront our spiritual gaze: He brings into
    • again do we see the Spirit-King enter human evolution: that
    • which must be enmity against the Spirit-King feels itself
    • challenged in the figure of Herod; and the spiritual King must
    • flee before that which is the enemy of spiritual kingship. So
    • do we see Him in the spirit, in His majestic and magic glory.
    • Spirit-King, of Zarathustra reincarnate, the flower of human
    • surrounded by the three magic spirit-kings themselves, by
    • the Spirit-King Whom we see in the spirit surrounded by the
    • Spirit-King, the flower and summit of earthly evolution. It is
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  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • our own era, to the time when that spirit was first kindled
    • As we shall see, this spirit, which burnt so fiercely in the
    • Spiritual Science has reached to-day. The same great impulse
    • be, in a certain sense, given to this of Spiritual Science in
    • people, their sole means of participating in Spiritual and
    • refer, in Spiritual matters, to the authority of the
    • Spiritual Science the place Galileo and Giordano Bruno took
    • Spirit in Nature. They should not rely entirely upon the
    • was able to see behind the material world into the Spiritual.
    • learnt by means of Spiritual Science about the super-sensible
    • who was a very genial spirit. Natter sprang suddenly to his
    • means that it was from the Spiritual forces of Michelangelo
    • Nature speaks the Divine Spiritual. We men approach Nature,
    • senses, is implanted in Nature by Divine Spiritual Beings. At
    • first, the thoughts of the Divine Spiritual Beings exist
    • mind of the Divine Spiritual beings. Thus the human mind
    • exists that it may read what the Divine Spiritual Beings have
    • a Spiritual sense. As then understood, it was indeed an
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • the Spirit,
    • Revelations of the Spirit
    • following Goethe's spiritual evolution, as revealed in his
    • work to a close in the spirit of the monumental words
    • universality of his spirit, and then to ask ourselves how
    • and its spiritual culture. It is especially important for
    • theosophists to consider attentively the spirit of our age.
    • to the common spiritual living organism of our age; —
    • some extent, the spirit ruling in all specialisation. And our
    • spiritual science. That science must be universal; it must be
    • evolution of the spiritual life. In this respect the most
    • point at which matter merges into the spirit at its
    • chemistry already demand a spiritual foundation. Geology and
    • material to the spiritual, — a step which would
    • the spiritual regions, the world of the hierarchies, of which
    • cautious spirits who confine themselves more to the
    • arrive at the spiritual, primal form of man, the fruit of an
    • earlier planetary evolution, — at that spiritual,
    • empirical facts of the outer senses be traced to spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • investigation, it is especially in the sphere of spiritual
    • to be overcome in the soul of the spiritual investigator, but
    • also in immediate life. In many cases, the spiritual
    • the paths of spiritual investigation must transform his soul
    • employs external instruments, the spiritual investigator,
    • The spiritual investigator concerned must exclude this error,
    • are not considered in spiritual science. Whereas in
    • a position to reveal himself, i.e. spiritual beings can now
    • work objectively-spiritually, into the physical world. Let us
    • consciousness any ideas or concepts from spiritual
    • knowledge of spiritual science, with its concepts and ideas
    • far greater facility to a medium than after spirit-science
    • medium free from all influences of spiritual investigation,
    • instead of objective spiritual forces which can appear
    • learnt to know from spiritual science the evolution of the
    • as they are led to pronouncements out of the spiritual world,
    • former feels spiritual beings as he is accustomed to imagine
    • human nature, in their relationship to spiritual world
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  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • spiritual-scientific study.
    • studying it in the spirit of mere natural science. This school
    • spiritual-scientific world-conception, they can only
    • unwilling to consider the investigations of Spiritual
    • understand spiritual science they have no guiding lines for
    • aware of these facts as derived from spiritual science, we can
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • spirit — diligent and productive withal. I give him
    • Theodor Vischer, descending from the spiritual worlds,
    • up by a true and vigorous spiritual-scientific movement.
    • are the very questions to which spiritual science will
    • acquainted with this very modern spirit.
    • On no account must anything really ‘spiritual’
    • efforts of modern times to enter into the spiritual world.
    • question. Study spiritual science in the right way, and you
    • — claiming at the same time to cultivate spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • present studies: On the foundations of Spiritual Science, to
    • intensely through these spiritual studies. For it is the task
    • of our spiritual-scientific movement not only to provide
    • will tend to place us rightly into life according to the Spirit
    • see how this spiritual-scientific movement tends to bring near
    • Spiritual Science. Take now the moment of birth. Before it, we
    • have a long period of time which man spends in the spiritual
    • which takes place in the spiritual between death and a new
    • ... When he is in the spiritual world with the Angeloi,
    • be for Spiritual Science to enter into those circles which have
    • spiritual life. He, therefore, who knows the laws
    • understands what was spiritually at work in the first centuries
    • seventh century A.D. — if he knows these spiritual
    • — in the evolution of the Spirit of the Time. In these
    • were guided by the Divine-spiritual powers. We must approach
    • to receive the sustaining ideas of Spiritual Science.
    • ledger the Spirit which alone can grapple with them, —
    • that is, the Spirit of Spiritual Science.
    • that is out of the question. We must see how the spiritual
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • levelled at our Spiritual Science by theologians and others who
    • are standing on the true ground of Christianity. This Spiritual
    • Hierarchies, with Beings existing in the spiritual World,
    • higher than man. For, as you know, we do speak of the spiritual
    • spiritual Beings between man and the Godhead — Beings who
    • conception are very prone to say that this science of spiritual
    • hear this objection hurled at Spiritual Science from very many
    • spiritual needs of our time. For it is really not the question
    • through other spiritual Beings; we will rise from our own souls
    • Archai (or Spirits of Personality as we have called them),
    • Spirits of
    • Spirits of Personality are also the Time-Spirits. We to-day are
    • living in a different spiritual context than the old
    • Greeks or Romans. We are under a different Time-Spirit. Such a
    • Spirit of the Time is a sublime Being. Then again we have those
    • relationships among men. And the Time-Spirits regulate these
    • quite definite takes place. We do not alter the spiritual facts
    • by giving ourselves up to fanciful ideas. The spiritual
    • Matérialisme et Spiritualisme
    • rising to a knowledge of the spiritual world. On the other hand
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  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • two mighty pillars of the spirit have the two annual
    • spiritual pillars upon which are inscribed the two great
    • manifestation of the spiritual. But we can never view with our
    • pillars of the spirit — the thought of Christmas and the
    • heart. And we can truly say that our age of new spiritual
    • old conception, a call to a new revelation of the spirit. It
    • physical plane, and in which the spiritual is so dominant that
    • spiritual world. No vision of the natural world can ever
    • which the intervention of the spirit is manifested directly in
    • spiritual life of Switzerland of the fifteenth century, with
    • physical manifestation as spiritual events, such as could never
    • the contrary, spiritual divine Powers intervene, as is evident
    • the world as a child he withdraws from the world of spirit. For
    • his deepest being withdraws from the spiritual world. Man is
    • born out of the spirit into a body. When the Rosicrucian said:
    • journeys out of the spirit into the physical world. Through
    • looked down from the land of the spirit before his
    • But, in his centre-most being, man comes out of the spiritual
    • of the spirit. What we experience in connection with the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • insight into the spiritual world by which he learnt the
    • and more in the spirit. They saw in man, in the first place, a
    • all that the spirit could perceive from the perceptions
    • of the least developed human spirit up to perceptions in the
    • spiritual world. This was how the esoteric Christian of the
    • external expression of inner spiritual processes. The esoteric
    • etc., these are for him the expression of the inner spiritual
    • eternal, spiritual in man, the esoteric Christian regarded the
    • divine-spiritual Beings pervading all space. All these natural
    • expressions in mime of those divine-spiritual Beings, as also
    • external expression of inner divine-spiritual sway. But the
    • expressions of the spiritual. When he pointed to the sun
    • spiritual-psychic Being; one of those psychic-spiritual Beings
    • receiving the spiritual light, the Christ-light, which streams
    • Jehovah-principle, in the old Law — the spiritual light of
    • spiritual light of the higher Christ-principle. And with the
    • sun the expression of the spiritual light ruling the earth, the
    • veiled for him, the blinding sunlight of the spirit. And for
    • spirit as was every other bodily form an expression of
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Angels, Folk Spirits,
    • Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • much that touches upon the fundamental truths of Spiritual Science
    • take a great leap forward into those regions of spiritual knowledge
    • spiritual understanding. Indeed the province we touch upon here is
    • Folk Spirits who, by drawing upon the hidden roots and the spirit of
    • what is meant by the term Folk Soul or Folk Spirit which one hears
    • find to be identical with the conception of the Folk Spirit and which
    • Swiss Folk Spirit, we would describe in abstract terms a few
    • fingers and hands. We may therefore speak of a Swiss Folk Spirit in
    • the same way as we speak of the Spirit of a man. We can just as
    • clearly distinguish between the Spirit of man and his ten fingers
    • which are organs of this Spirit as we can distinguish the Swiss Folk
    • Spirit from the millions of people living in the mountains of
    • Switzerland. The Folk Spirit is something quite different from the
    • people, but nevertheless a spiritual Being, just as man himself is a
    • spiritual being. The difference between man and the Folk Spirit is
    • Folk Spirit has no external manifestation; it is not something that
    • Being. How do we proceed in Spiritual Science if we wish to form an
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought.
    • Archangels and Time Spirits.
    • The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought.
    • those Beings who are to be considered as Folk Spirits have reached a
    • Spirits, invades the life of man, then there must be on the other
    • impression or reflection of this work of the Folk Spirits or
    • spiritual Beings.
    • there extends over every region of the Earth a peculiar spiritual
    • influence. The Archangels who embody the spiritual laws cannot
    • body now permeated with spiritual soul-forces, and the geographical
    • country and live within this aura of the Folk Spirit? This influence
    • the Folk Spirits are active everywhere. They follow, however, the
    • Folk Spirits. We shall discuss later the significance of the
    • individual human beings for the Folk Spirit. This is important. But
    • of these Folk Spirits and see how he incarnates on Earth, lives again
    • for a time in the spiritual world and then incarnates again
    • the secret of how the Folk Spirit or Nation Spirit reveals his
    • true Archangels or Folk Spirits.
    • Archangelic Beings, who are the real Spirits of the indigenous groups
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
    • turn our attention to the inner life of the normal Folk Spirits,
    • transmuting their etheric bodies into Buddhi or Life Spirit. Now man
    • progressive evolution of these Archangelic Beings, this Folk Spirit
    • the Spiritual Soul or Consciousness-Soul, the highest member, in which
    • is first developed in the Spiritual Soul. Nevertheless the ‘I’
    • Sentient Soul, in the Intellectual or Mind-Soul and in the Spiritual
    • conscious in the Spiritual Soul. If we wish to examine these three
    • Intellectual Soul through the etheric body and the Spiritual Soul
    • true inner life of the Folk Spirits, or that which corresponds to the
    • Soul, Intellectual Soul, Spiritual Soul; in the Archangelic Beings,
    • the normal Folk Spirits, we distinguish three modifications of the
    • Folk Spirits, as different from that of man. Let us now, turn aside
    • of these Folk Spirits. That will not be very easy, but we must be
    • the inner life of the Folk Spirits. In the normal life of man such
    • very little in common with that of the Folk Spirits. It may help you
    • towards an understanding of the consciousness of the Folk Spirits if
    • the Folk Spirits. From this you may infer that the Archangels are not
    • the Folk Spirits? All experiences of the Sentient Soul, the normal
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • members testify to the activity of the spiritual Beings during the
    • incarnations, the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • been created through a complex interplay of spiritual forces. We have
    • provided by the Spirits of Form, the Beings whom we call Powers or
    • ourselves how man would fare if the normal Spirits alone were
    • you recall the teachings of Spiritual Science on the subject of the
    • principally the physical body. The Spirits of Form have no particular
    • holds little interest for the Spirits of Form since it is a
    • Spirits of Form only wished to embark on their chief activity, the
    • normal Spirits of Form show no interest. The three life-periods,
    • approximately, have no immediate appeal. The Spirits of Form only
    • Spirits of Form intended, in fact, that man should incarnate only at
    • the eyes of these Spirits of Form all that has been developed in man
    • say that the Spirits of Form who have developed normally would far
    • hitherto no-one encroached upon their province. If these Spirits of
    • we only take into account the activity of the Spirits of Form it is
    • perception of the external world if other Spirits, in reality Spirits
    • acquire only in his twentieth year approximately. These are spiritual
    • have been Spirits of Movement during the Earth-evolution, but who
    • remained at the stage of the Spirits of Form and are now active in
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • matters can only be discussed in the light of Spiritual Science. For
    • dissension and disharmony unless it is accepted in the spirit I have
    • already suggested. The aspirant for spiritual knowledge will learn
    • product of the cooperative activity of a normal and abnormal Spirit
    • and we now understand how the Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies
    • Spirits of Form — Powers (Exusiai)
    • Spirits of Movement — Mights (Dynamis)
    • Spirits of Wisdom — Dominions (Kyriotetes)
    • Spirits of Will — Thrones
    • all spiritual Beings manifest in some form or other and are to be
    • normal perception of Nature and the Spirit man knows only the realm
    • of Maya, the most external manifestation of these spiritual Beings. I
    • illusion. In reality spiritual forces are at work radiating from
    • Thrones, the Spirits of Will. The forces streaming in from the
    • Universe are essentially the forces that proceed from the Spirits of
    • interplay of the Thrones with the Spirits of Movement — since
    • the activity of the Thrones is neutralized by the Spirits of Movement
    • the Spirits of Will and the Spirits of Movement as a consequence of
    • present planetary form. The forces of the Spirits of Will and the
    • Spirits of Movement acting and reacting upon each other would not be
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    • complicated matter, as you may well imagine, when the Spirits of the
    • Spiritual Hierarchies. [This
    • Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the physical World. Zodiac, Planets, Cosmos.]
    • Spirits of Will, the Cherubim and Seraphim, which we described
    • problem in such a way that we are prepared to accept that the Spirits
    • abnormal Spirits of Form, a cooperation which ensures that the
    • Earth-evolution, it would have been necessary for the normal Spirits
    • of Form to act independently. These are the same spiritual Beings who
    • we can distinguish seven of these normal Spirits of Form. There are
    • therefore seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we wish to form a
    • the Earth, we must clearly understand that these seven Spirits of
    • reality. Thus, if all these seven Spirits of Form could work in
    • would fashion the real Ego-being. But as other spiritual Beings
    • Spirits of Form — those Beings who, as I described yesterday,
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • activity of the abnormal Spirits of Form should provoke too great a
    • disharmony amongst mankind, one of the Spirits had to detach Himself
    • from the community. In reality, therefore, only six Spirits of Form
    • or Elohim work from the Sun; one of these Spirits had to detach Himself
    • lest the simultaneous activity of the abnormal Spirits of Form, who
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    • Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
    • spirit of the lectures given here in the last few days you will be
    • normal and abnormal Spirits of Form they cooperate to organize the
    • the question which confronts us is whether these spiritual Beings
    • development certain spiritual Beings advance to the next higher rank.
    • advance to the rank of the Archai or Time Spirits. This is a most
    • interesting phenomenon, for when we observe how the Folk Spirits, or
    • guidance of an Archangel. But these Archangels who were the spiritual
    • to the rank of a Time Spirit or Spirit of the Age. We have to look to
    • first to attain the rank of a Time Spirit. This was the stream which
    • to be the first Time Spirit or Archai-being of the post-Atlantean
    • civilization. Now this Time Spirit directed the sacred culture of
    • exalted and important Spirit the Rishis were able to fulfil their
    • high mission in the manner already described. This Time Spirit worked
    • Spirit of India had fulfilled his mission he was promoted to lead the
    • the Old Persian epoch the Archangel became the Spirit of Personality,
    • the Time Spirit, from whom the great Zarathustra or Zoroaster, the
    • Time Spirit. As we stated at the beginning of this lecture, we are
    • guiding and ruling Spirits of the Age.
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    • development of Germanic-Nordic history and the spiritual impulses
    • the divine-spiritual Beings concealed behind them. If completely
    • specific differences of the Folk Spirits the manner in which a
    • including also the Angels, the Folk Spirits or Archangels and Time
    • Spirits, were all quite different from one another. Today we propose
    • with which they saw into the divine spiritual world. They had an
    • that time he found the spiritual content of the world seemingly
    • diffused around him like a spiritual aura. Thus he possessed a
    • of these migrations man underwent many different stages of spiritual
    • were already endowed with spiritual powers and spiritual capacities
    • which enabled them to penetrate deeply into the spiritual worlds.
    • Archangels and Angels and all those spiritual Beings who were active,
    • particularly in the folk spirit. All the work of these higher Beings
    • that they gazed out into their spiritual environment, into the
    • the spiritual world and what they had undergone in a dim twilight
    • acquired spiritual capacities that were much richer than those of the
    • Western peoples. Thus the spiritual world could be directly observed
    • people had risen to such high spiritual levels that, at the time when
    • Spirits of Form or Powers, but were more intimately associated with
    • the Beings we call Spirits of Movement or Mights and those above them
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    • spiritual world by means of the old clairvoyance still prevalent at
    • that true reality was to be found in the spiritual world, whilst the
    • gradually evolving and who were conscious of the divine-spiritual
    • philosophical problems will be solved and those of Spiritual Science
    • with other egos and with the world of spiritual Beings, so that on
    • affairs he was guided by divine spiritual Beings. But on the other
    • spiritual science of all ages that is familiar with the real facts,
    • same extent; that is only to be found where spiritual science is
    • Sun Spirit, the Spirit of Light. He has first to show that this world
    • is compounded of Light and the Spirit of Darkness who dims our
    • Children of Light, the Spirits who are here the dominant Powers. He
    • Spiritual Science.
    • to learn that Spiritual Science attributes sickness and death to a
    • claim, then, from the results of spiritual-scientific investigation
    • Snake through whom is expressed the influence of the Luciferic spirit
    • clear, luminous vision into the spiritual world, became dimmed,
    • consciousness that was able to see into the spiritual world and a
    • the spiritual world he looked into the world out of which he was
    • spiritual world. When man lived in a condition of dreamlike
    • consciousness he saw into the spiritual world. When in a condition of
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    • discover how the whole spiritual life of Europe works in concert, how
    • the activity of the various Folk Spirits has furthered the
    • as a gift from the spiritual world.
    • bestowed by a higher spiritual world through the instrumentality of a
    • divine-spiritual Being such as Thor. That was the experience of
    • spirit of the tribe with that which lives in the Group Soul. To this
    • ancient Celtic Folk Spirit, who, as we know from earlier lectures,
    • Folk Spirits enjoined upon men to act more on their own initiative it
    • relationship between the spiritual Beings and the people, because the
    • culture of Europe. Now the most diverse Folk Souls and Folk Spirits
    • aspect of this same mission in the spirit of ancient Rome and its
    • Folk Spirit developed to the full his inner soul-forces without
    • Soul. The Graeco-Latin Folk Spirit was related to the Intellectual or
    • the Spiritual Soul (or Consciousness-Soul). Hence the Greek culture
    • the spiritual world and to incorporate the primeval spiritual
    • Spirit was directed to winning recognition for the ‘I’ of
    • Mind-Soul and from the Spiritual or Consciousness-Soul itself,
    • Soul and the Spiritual Soul. Such was the great mission of those
    • can be attributed to the fact that the impulse of the Spiritual Soul
    • the Spiritual Soul with the human ego had not yet been realized
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    • from the spiritual research of our time. Now this is also one of the
    • reasons why we may hope that the Folk Spirit, the Archangel, who
    • and modern spiritual research with the capacities he has developed
    • over the centuries and that henceforth modern spiritual research will
    • Cosmos. Whenever new beings descended from spiritual heights into the
    • spiritual heights. The memory of this event has survived in the
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • foreign blood, but also the psychic and spiritual development of the
    • Folk Spirits have played a decisive part. The vision of that descent
    • preserves a living memory of this union of the soul-and-spirit which
    • was always aware of spiritual impulses, that he felt within his
    • divine-spiritual Beings, those Archangels who directed the union of
    • soul-and-spirit with the terrestrial and physical. People believed
    • itself. The descent of the divinespiritual into the physical is still
    • Mystery Schools. Thus in the guiding Archangel or Folk Spirit of the
    • tendency he is particularly fitted to understand modern Spiritual
    • Spiritual
    • Spiritual Science or spiritual research. We are told that in the
    • who are open to the stimulus of Spiritual Science will, from the
    • today must pervade the teachings of Spiritual Science in particular,
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    • Steiner depicts here the deep realities of the spiritual life of
    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • own Spiritual Science aspires to be, we may perhaps look upon this as
    • symbolic. For to us Spiritual Science is not just a source of
    • the focus of our spiritual-scientific activity here in Munich. This
    • a spiritual-scientific festival, for it takes us back into ages of
    • the deepest spiritual life, fired men with religious fervour for the
    • lifted into the refining spheres of etheric spiritual life that their
    • spirit-land, was kindled in the soul. Thus knowledge was the other
    • feeling, which simply must enliven us if the truths of Spiritual
    • is in accordance with spiritual science, in the literal meaning of
    • true perception of what Spiritual Science is.
    • reached its culmination in Shakespeare, is a current of spiritual
    • happenings do have a dose bearing upon the spiritual ideal which
    • spiritual-scientifie development. When I myself judged that the time
    • had come for me to bring my spiritual work into connection with what
    • we may call Anthroposophy or Spiritual Science, it was a discussion
    • conviction. The kind of spiritual life which in future will
    • Spiritual Science in various ways. Men do not always think in
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    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • regain through Spiritual Science was still very much alive in ancient
    • how in Atlantis men saw into the spiritual
    • consciousness. Through Spiritual Science we are struggling gradually
    • reality in the spiritual world which was familiar to men in primeval
    • again in the form of modern spiritual wisdom. It is worth while to
    • today has any inkling of, or will so much as guess at until Spiritual
    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • in such a way that the soul could see into spiritual worlds, today
    • really to be found. When an Atlantean man gazed into the spiritual
    • spiritual world, this whirling world of constant movement and
    • spiritual world. The same forces of Nature which have given me my
    • and along with the sensible received the spiritual, he consciously
    • spiritual one.) ‘Through the forces under the control of
    • spiritual forces which were in them and thereby to develop
    • delicate physical body of old was more subject to the spiritual
    • human health was directly dependent upon conditions in the spiritual
    • spiritual world he saw pictures of spiritual Beings. Man saw around
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    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • important truths of Spiritual Science from one particular aspect. It is
    • from another direction how Spiritual Science in our day is aspiring
    • ancient Greece. If we are to grasp the whole mission of Spiritual
    • Spiritual Science — that is why I draw attention to the
    • relation of man to the spiritual world, held by the Greeks. For in
    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • Greece. The contrast between nature and spirit which we today
    • existence devoid of spirit, but everything which happened in the
    • world was as much the deed of spiritual Beings as for us a movement
    • the moving hand so to say, of divine-spiritual Beings, but we see
    • divine-spiritual activity — was unknown to the Greeks. We shall
    • times Spirit and Nature were in full harmony with one another.
    • presupposed a direct intervention of the spirit. If a man were to
    • perceive directly a spiritual event which he could not understand and
    • effected by Spirit; he did not discriminate between the daily
    • spiritual creation, divine-spiritual activity, entered into every
    • intervention of the spirit in events on the physical plane to be
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • as permeated by Spirit; they had no such conception of nature as we
    • Greek spiritual life. We see that we have to think of the microcosmic
    • forces of this ego as also connected with the divine-spiritual
    • other divine-spiritual forces correspond to soul-forces within us.
    • fully clear to us if first we learn a little about the way spiritual
    • powers and spiritual beings in general work into our earthly
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind.
    • spiritual worlds. In moments when they were specially open to these
    • it with spirit, inspire it.’ Thus in the Egypto-Chaldean epoch
    • spiritual guidance of those normally developed Beings, he would push
    • Spirits of Personality, the Principalities, the Archai, who of course
    • lower ranks of hierarchies intervene in the spiritual guidance of
    • Spirits of Personality, then in the Persian epoch the next lower
    • humanity, the same Beings appear to us as our spiritual leaders who
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind.
    • the Egypto-Chaldean epoch, became pupils of Christ in the spiritual,
    • were to look at those Beings who had been the spiritual leaders of
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    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • to the part played by the higher hierarchies in the spiritual
    • the Greco-Latin culture the reins of spiritual guidance from above
    • somewhat freer relationship between the divine Spirits and men is
    • understood once more as Spiritual Science prepares the ground for it.
    • of spirits who had attained the full goal of their evolution on the
    • the spiritual in the universe; union with any other forces, union
    • lead men away from the spiritual.’ This is the significance of
    • indication that in remote antiquity there was an opposite spiritual
    • Spiritual Science is extraordinarily comprehensive and complicated.
    • Indeed the paths of spiritual truth are intricate, and can only be
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind.
    • without, when it lives instead in the spiritual world, when it
    • reins very loosely in their spiritual guidance of humanity. As gods
    • of these two polaric influences in human spiritual development
    • considerably more advanced spiritually than that of Zeus—more
    • ‘world-wonders’ to which Spiritual Science provides the
    • our hearts beat for the spiritual world and for its great ideals,
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    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • World, Ordeals of the Soul and Revelations of the Spirit’, why
    • spiritual-scientific study of the world. I have pointed out that the
    • enkindled in the spirit of this marvellous Greek civilisation when
    • progress in Spiritual Science we must acquire a feeling that it is
    • remind ourselves of the fundamental basis of our Spiritual Science,
    • not just to the astral plane but to the highest region of Spirit-
    • more or less spiritual bodies, bodies only accessible to clairvoyant
    • higher spiritual, super-sensible world which it had had before the
    • Fall, and which stream into it out of the spiritual worlds above, but
    • consciousness which looked up into a world full of spiritual beings
    • and spiritual deeds, into a world in which the human being was still
    • spiritual world, and has become a quite different being, a being
    • unprepared, were to enter clairvoyantly the spiritual
    • like. And the Greek — uplifted, inspired by the spirit, and
    • physical body such as it has now, it would have a spiritual body that
    • spirit-body exists only for a clairvoyant consciousness, it is
    • anything but decadent. But in the strata of human spiritual life, in
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    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • own time we can come to know through Spiritual, or Occult Science; and
    • Spiritual Science has to say about the human mind in the act of
    • about. But from the standpoint of Spiritual Science philosophy has
    • his mind if he wants to know. As adherents of Spiritual Science we
    • it the brain, is the result of the work of many spiritual
    • bodily organism into a mirror of our spiritual life.
    • attain!’ In terms of Spiritual Science that means that no
    • takes the very first step in describing spiritual truths —
    • Spiritual Science which are given here, a different style, a
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind,
    • wants to characterise the things of the spiritual world, which lie
    • of presentation has to be used in the description of spiritual
    • descriptions of the higher worlds. When we speak of the spiritual
    • spiritual-scientific things in their true sense, one must forego the
    • in which Spiritual Science is expressed.’ One has to accept
    • the things of the higher spiritual worlds with common sense and
    • things of the spiritual world, and it will not do for him to listen
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    • Dionysian Mysteries. He shows how the same living reality of the spiritual
    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • paths leading to the spiritual worlds. I made some reference
    • spiritual life, how to begin with the sound instinct, which has
    • teachings of Spiritual Science. The communications of Spiritual
    • feeling, a man is only allowing Spiritual or Occult Science to work
    • reading, but he feels the spiritual world break in upon him in a way
    • into the meaning and the true significance of Spiritual Science, we
    • gradually through our deepening in Spiritual Science, that we are
    • people, even in those who have some acquaintance with Spiritual
    • evolutions was occupied in working upon the spiritual element which
    • spirit. Everything again passed over into imperceptible
    • longer physical, everything had been taken up into the spirit again;
    • only in a spiritual form, a spiritual form which was capable of
    • spiritual vision man was there at the outset in an etheric body, and
    • of the divine-spiritual Beings who held sway in evolution when the
    • were divine-spiritual Beings working directly on Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • divine-spiritual Beings in the periphery who surrounded the spiritual
    • the Earth. Thus we have indicated two realms of gods, two spiritual
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • Ordeals of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit’ we must look
    • forces which through the spiritual Beings of the higher hierarchies
    • Spiritual Science as in their nature working through the Earth.
    • complicated has really been the formation out of the spiritual world
    • very complicated currents arising from widely different spiritual
    • spiritual conditions from, for example, the feline, the lion-like
    • animals. We have to think of the spiritual forces as working
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind,
    • the Old Sun. We know from Spiritual Science that the condensation of
    • terms of Spiritual Science, we have in the first place to see in the
    • Aura or Ahura Mazdao — the great wisdom-filled Spirit,
    • spirits which flow from the heart to the brain, but that is just an
    • man who has progressed to real spiritual knowledge of human nature
    • fresh spiritual revelations. Every time a fresh spiritual revelation
    • withstands the test, spiritual revelations are never lacking; though
    • it may be only after a long time that spiritual revelation gives to
    • spiritual revelations coming from above are always the reward of
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • spirit-forms were at work which were represented by the figures and
    • account the whole spirit of this course of lectures, as well as of
    • dissipated into spiritual vapour. Then his soul has to experience an
    • spirit of our time. It has at some time to face the abyss which opens
    • upon these closed regions countless generations of gods, of spiritual
    • spiritual hierarchies. But when through the serious cultivation of
    • this connection. For through it we learn that countless spiritual
    • the hierarchies, we learn how cosmic Spirits have been at work in
    • how the spiritual hierarchies have laboured, and how man is the goal
    • the Saturn evolution the Thrones co-operated with the Spirits of
    • Spirits of Wisdom and the Archangels, during the Moon evolution the
    • Seraphim worked together with the Spirits of Movement and the
    • in Spiritual Science as the facts of modern science. The development
    • great stumbling-block to an understanding of Spiritual Science. The
    • human organisation was worked into man earlier by the Spirits of the
    • understood, fully confirms the spiritual-scientific doctrine of
    • evolution. Of course spiritual-scientific discoveries can only be
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    • lecture 9 of 13 in the lecture series entitled, Results of Spiritual
    • Results of Spiritual Investigation,
    • Mission of Raphael in the Lightof Spiritual Science
    • figures in the spiritual [area] of mankind who rise[s] like a star. These
    • depths of the spiritual evolution of humanity and then disappear, when
    • spiritual history of man. On closer observation it becomes evident that
    • brightly and then disappears again, becomes a member of the whole spiritual
    • element, and that a uniform stream of spiritual development has flowed
    • the other side of the spiritual conception of history it may be said that
    • great significance when we thus see how a uniform spiritual essence
    • emphasized from the spiritual-scientific standpoint in connection with
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity is perceived with special vividness
    • to the other what is destined to be implanted in the spiritual evolution
    • of humanity. Spiritual Science is seeking the meaning and purpose in the
    • the common spirit of humanity.
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science in regard to Raphael's relationship
    • a philosophical survey of the spiritual life of humanity for the sake
    • that the soul and spirit of man are much more intimately bound up with the
    • applying itself to the spiritual or the spiritual becoming conscious of
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    • that in “clever Hans” the whole spiritual atmosphere of
    • that the earth is the chief factor in this particular spiritual activity.
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    • The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature,
    • The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the
    • at all understand the sense, and spirit, and meaning of it all unless
    • for artistic spirits like Hermann Grimm, there was a question in those
    • as in the Niebelungen or in the Kalevala, are the deeds of spiritual-divine
    • his real affairs of the heart with divine spiritual beings who do not
    • self-centred! A being in whose soul divine-spiritual impulses are at
    • the interaction of the super-sensible, divine spiritual powers, we do
    • only speak as one who fixes his eyes on the spiritual contents —
    • He who lets the peculiar spiritual language work upon him which speaks
    • into spiritual science as I shall permit myself to describe it in the
    • Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, one is led not merely to the abstract
    • And thus by means of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, we are led
    • from lower, animal-like creations. Spiritual science does not at all
    • organic world up to man. For spiritual science, the humanity of today
    • in spiritual science we too have unprejudiced views of the fact that
    • of man with other organisms on the earth; but in spiritual science,
    • spiritual science must assert is recognised to-day by thoughtful investigators
    • the spirit of man manifested in those pre-historic times, before imagination
    • and spiritually to higher super-sensible powers which worked and lived
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    • atmosphere, there lies another world, perceptible by spiritual
    • kind of spiritual light or astral light, spiritual existence and
    • spiritual deeds shine out and run their course. And they are in truth
    • spiritual script. But these signposts have a quite special
    • astral light. In the spiritual world and in its communications,
    • and much else, can one discover what the inscription on a spiritual
    • spiritually in these realms, a remarkable saying. It sounds like a
    • important spiritual signpost in the astral light. Time and time
    • inscribed in highly significant spiritual script:
    •     The lofty power of its spirit.
    • here. During winter the earth is united with the elemental spirits.
    • elemental spirits rise up as though from a tomb and ascend into the
    • nature unfolds, how the elemental spirits fly and whirl in a pattern
    • a man who out of present-day spiritual knowledge wrestles his way through
    • is permeated throughout by impulses from soul and spirit, is rayed
    • their meteors wage war on the spirit who would like to radiate fear
    • understand their inner spiritual significance on the one hand, and if
    • spiritually in the sulphurising and meteorising process in man,
    • soul-spiritual significance especially at Michaelmas. Then a man can
    • Festival. If that is done, if nature-knowledge is true, spiritual
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    • in the same spirit that led us to
    • autumn draws on, a kind of in-breathing by the Earth, a spiritual
    • everything of a spiritual nature which it had allowed to stream out
    • one approaches the matter from a spiritual-scientific point of view,
    • characteristic of being porous, as it were, to the spiritual. Where
    • there is a salt-deposit, the spiritual has a clear field of entry. In
    • an agreeable abode within it. But other spiritual elements, too, are
    • permeated with spirituality. In winter the Earth does indeed become
    • spiritual in itself, through the consolidating influence,
    • through its salt-content and to permeate the salt with spirit, but
    • also to vivify the spiritualised substance and to lead it over into
    • spiritualised salt, activates everywhere this tendency towards
    • into the etheric-spiritual. So in the depths of winter we have on the
    • Earth's surface not only the tendency to absorb the spirit and
    • living-spiritual is taken away from the Earth. The Sun makes its
    • tendency is apparent to spiritual vision
    • influence on her. We can put this in spiritual-scientific terms by
    • spirit is expressed the coming to birth of the Jesus-child, who is
    • great instinctive knowledge of nature and the spirit which
    • spiritual-psychical-physical, which reveals itself to him in
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    • and spirit are to be found everywhere, we can allow ourselves to
    • throughout with the most diverse spirituality, made up of the
    • perceive water everywhere; and similarly, if we move spiritually
    • living, spiritual forms which appear as Imaginations.
    • — dull in respect of its spiritual qualities. It loses them,
    • take their way, through a kind of cosmic-spiritual breathing-out into
    • the cosmos. The limestone's spiritual thinking qualities are dulled,
    • the elemental beings — who are wholly spiritual, immaterial,
    • is what the Luciferic spirits strive and hope for, when the end of
    • way that they are noticed to-day only by someone who is spiritually
    • the soul and spirit of man. Those are the facts. They depend far more
    • freely into spiritual heights and there he freely creates, for it is
    • in spiritual heights that freedom can prevail. Then he will create
    • spiritual wave-activities of the cosmos. And the experience brought
    • Nature-spirits there arises the higher life of the spirit, as this
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    • have been turning our eyes on the active working of the spiritual in
    • bring the spiritual to meet him.
    • objective spirituality comes towards him from out of Nature's
    • spirituality in the outer world, and this is present everywhere in
    • Nature, if only man has the perception for it, the spiritual which
    • summer with deepened spiritual insight and with perceptive eyes, we
    • described must come in: the elemental spirits of the Earth must soar
    • beauty which appears spiritually out of the cosmic weaving at
    • of matter permeated by spirit, as we speak of the Earth in
    • winter. We have to speak of spirit woven through with matter —
    • to look with spiritual eyes still more deeply into the blue,
    • So to spiritual
    • Spirit-Father of everything around us. And now we behold the outcome
    • of the working together of Spirit-Father with Earth-Mother, bearing
    • foundation of active spiritual being. The Heights become Mysteries,
    • death united with the spirit-life of the universe; and he feels how
    • this spirit-life craves to awaken the crystal forces and the
    • to which the Spirit-Father points upward; the Mysteries to which the
    • Spirit-Mother points downwards, the Mysteries which are united by the
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    • fundamentally it is not understood. Real poets and spiritually
    • spiritual progress at the present day depends on our being able to
    • nature, but as a spiritual being. And just as we can follow the
    • the spiritual hearing of Inspiration, then we have the crowning of
    • of the cosmos Uriel is the spirit of summer; he moves round the Earth
    • the spirit of spring, and in autumn, as he travels round the Earth,
    • during autumn Michael is the cosmic spirit up above, the cosmic
    • Christmas Archangel. He is then the cosmic Spirit; we have to look up
    • him as the cosmic Spirit in autumn. He is then at his highest; he has
    • being of spirit, soul and body, these forces work magically in him.
    • spiritual forces, active in sense-perception and in thinking.
    • Galen. Thought, perception, the inner spiritual life of man, are a
    • becomes the material foundation for the spiritual life of man.
    • way to the spirit. And if one knows how far on the way to the spirit
    • a remedy is, one knows its healing power. The spirit cannot of itself
    • spirit is a therapeutic force.
    • feeling a spirit such as Goethe's takes hold of something handed down
    • is the splendid thing that unites us, if we are cultivating Spiritual
    • man is a being only of spirit and soul — in his pre-earthly
    • realm of spirit; his soul gazes down not at an individual human body
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    • the findings of spiritual research regarding the life of Jesus before the
    • here, many deep teachings of Spiritual Science concerning
    • aside from this and look at the development of the spiritual
    • us, as it were, lay on one scale of a spiritual balance,
    • Spiritual; think of the great figures of Socrates, Plato,
    • Aristotle. These names bring before our mind's eye a spiritual
    • spiritual culture, as represented in Aristotle; it was a
    • sublime spiritual life, developing along particular
    • large numbers of men who had assimilated the spiritual culture
    • delicate spirituality of Greek thought the element of
    • intellectual or spiritual eminence. Supporters of Christianity
    • merely the surface of spiritual life will understand something
    • if followed to its logical conclusions, it leads to Spiritual
    • to Spiritual Science. When that is grasped it will also be
    • same path will lead him to knowledge of the spiritual
    • thought to the conception of a spiritual origin of the Earth.
    • he does of Christianity. The good spirit of Christianity and
    • the good spirit of Darwinism may alike forsake him. But if he
    • has a grasp of the good spirit of Darwinism, then —
    • lower animal forms but must have a spiritual origin. He is led
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    • who had been awakened by the Spirit of Cosmic Love, now felt
    • Spirit. And all that had happened, all that Peter had as it
    • schooled in the sense of Spiritual Science can still confirm
    • certain form of cosmic-spiritual life belonging to the
    • one feels the higher, truly spiritual regions of the world
    • Spirit in the universe. I do not want to speak of miracles in
    • in reality a birth: the birth of that Spirit outpoured
    • outpouring, of the Spirit. The nature and character of the
    • of the Spirit. They came to realise that for forty days they
    • had come to them as their spiritual Teacher and had instructed
    • spiritual picture, represented an experience actually
    • Mystery of the Spirit. But they did not recognise Him, they
    • merely saw themselves in the presence of this spiritual
    • far greater exactitude in the spiritual chronicle of
    • personal remark. I know full well that in the spiritual
    • the spiritual record of the world's happenings —
    • all precision what presents itself in the spiritual script. For
    • believe that the Spirit has led me to Christianity and to the
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    • the Ascension and the subsequent outpouring of the Spirit as
    • the passing into the spiritual world which, as we know, takes
    • by the human soul in Devachan, in the Spirit-Land. And so we
    • passes over into the spiritual world proper, in order to
    • the human being lives through a spiritual life. From the event
    • the Spirit-Land signifies for the human being: for Christ, this
    • world of Spirit, after death, the sacrifice offered up by the
    • forsaking of the sphere of Spirit in order that living
    • that His abode in the spiritual world might be exchanged for
    • that Christ, the Divine-Spiritual Being, might take upon
    • the end that Christ, the Divine-Spiritual Being, might assume
    • participation in the spiritual life. The most graphic
    • spiritual experience attained, first of all, the rank called
    • to deeper and deeper spiritual experiences. In the fifth degree
    • power to become the spiritual guardian of his people, whose
    • spiritual life.
    • by those Beings of the Spiritual Hierarchies known as the
    • spiritual world in order to attain the goal set before it.
    • Spirits whose task this is, the Sun-Heroes were needed. For
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    • that welled up as it were from the Spirit into the
    • soul when he heard that in ancient times the Spirit had
    • scribes said many a time: “That sublime and mighty Spirit
    • scribes still believed it to be an inspiration from spiritual
    • voice which many regard as issuing from the Spirit of Jahve
    • significant than that of the Spirit who had inspired the
    • to come the voice of the same Spirit who had inspired the
    • where the Spirit can reveal to me the truth about the continued
    • people were, in reality, images not of the good spiritual
    • spiritual Movement, that such things can be disclosed, because
    • transported into spiritual realms, into the sphere of
    • during which he was transported into the spiritual worlds on
    • enough to gaze into the radiant worlds of the Spirit. And so
    • the Spirit with discerning, clear-sighted vision. Jesus of
    • supreme Powers of the Spirit, by his sense of justice and of
    • Essenian life which strove to approach the spiritual world in a
    • light upon the whole course of mankind's spiritual evolution.
    • converse took place in the Spirit between Jesus and Buddha. It
    • discourse with Buddha in the Spirit, Jesus of Nazareth became
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    • the deeper spirit of the universe, how open his soul had been
    • were possible to-day to bring new life to all the spiritual
    • Zarathustra-Ego. Thus the spirit of the other mother had come
    • spiritual realms, to whom the worlds of Spirit were known, not
    • the primeval Gods and Spirits — these kingdoms have grown
    • Christ Being came from the spiritual worlds and knew who
    • Him: If thou wilt acknowledge me, through my spiritual power,
    • bread alone, but by the spiritual forces which come from the
    • spiritual worlds. None knew this better than He for He had just
    • descended from the spiritual worlds. Then Ahriman said: Thou
    • a certain hold upon thee. Thou knowest only how the Spirit
    • acts, the Spirit who descends from the heights; thou hast not
    • cannot draw their nourishment from the Spirit alone. That was
    • Christ Spirit had united with all that had been alive in Him
    • to them in the Spirit, or they, on their side, conjured up a
    • spiritual picture of Him. You can imagine how deeply such
    • them as a spiritual Presence. You can imagine, too, what an
    • the Spirits of the higher Hierarchies. And He felt that there
    • prepared the path from the Spirit to the Earth but how men can
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    • UR spiritual science has the task of removing for our consciousness,
    • spends the time between birth and death, and the spiritual world in
    • who lives in spiritual science with every fibre of his soul, such a
    • members, souls dear to us have left the physical plane; but spiritual
    • from those sources from which knowledge of the spirit comes to us, it
    • us in the spiritual world, each according to his powers. With the
    • have a firm foundation in spiritual knowledge, I can say: in them we
    • have won pillars supporting our spiritual movement. Many have passed
    • through the gate of death, working within our spiritual movement, and
    • the first breath. This can be called the awakening in the spiritual
    • the Angels. That is like drawing the first breath in the spiritual
    • world, and the gradual growth into the spiritual environment;
    • spiritual experience shows us this.
    • at those who have become attached to our spiritual movement here, and
    • physical world belongs already to the spiritual world. For those who
    • because it is based on spiritual relationships.
    • into the spiritual world, it seems as if he had done this from
    • intimate love to our spiritual movement, in order to help with
    • stronger powers from the spiritual world. Among a considerable number
    • wonderfully clear feeling about the need for our spiritual movement.
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    • and the development of hidden spiritual powers, and that they
    • from outward historical documents, and not from spiritual
    • at the same time to perceive in them all something spiritual.
    • saw something spiritual where we today see pure colours and
    • have today existed then. Besides perceiving something spiritual
    • in turn he had to see as permeated by the spiritual.
    • spiritual and super-sensible world. In ever new and marvellous
    • experience of their spirituality, and knew their souls to
    • inhabit a spiritual world. What makes our physical and sensuous
    • to show, it hides from us the spiritual world. It was, quite
    • spiritual worlds. That again is no way for the present. Anyone
    • not form a part of Eastern spirit-training — for, even if
    • the building up and spiritual energization of mental
    • experience his own self, his inner spirituality, so too
    • respiration, and so also with his spiritual self which
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    • important questions about it and about its spiritual essence do
    • not arise from any actual doubts he has regarding the spiritual
    • his spiritual substance and because he cannot help seeing in it
    • or spiritual life, and must accordingly ask: Is this spiritual
    • phenomena, or is it connected with a spiritual world within
    • in the true sense of the world a spiritual being, he is
    • spirit descends into our bodily existence. At such times we
    • physiological. We feel the spiritual element descending further
    • interrelationship between our spiritual element and our bodily
    • hidden the spiritual element that informs this wonderful
    • mental life and by the darkness into which we feel our spirit
    • soul): this spiritual element in its relationship with
    • attains a kind of spiritual vision with which it can see into a
    • spiritual world, just as with the ordinary sense-organs it can
    • which, once they are trained, introduce man into a spiritual
    • the senses. Man today, seeking to know the spiritual, does not
    • yourselves as students of the spirit to meditations such
    • breathing; is set free of the body; is a spiritual function
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    • with the spirit of the age in which they live, is more or less
    • spiritual comprehension of the forces of human history —
    • these powers, the spiritual vision that results is something
    • spirit if we have any considerable gaps in our capacity to
    • were admitted all the insights into the spiritual world gained
    • communion with the spiritual world, as he made his way into it.
    • Once inside the divine and spiritual world, he knew himself to
    • days, rises to a certain spiritual vision. He develops his
    • views on the spiritual sphere to the point of experiencing
    • gain a certain spiritual vision by modern methods to find that,
    • although they do gain glimpses of this spiritual world, these
    • the ordinary sense, but a momentary contact with the spiritual
    • spiritual world. We can then retrace our steps and repeat
    • explanation. Anyone who has some contact with the spiritual
    • to direct spiritual observation. For this reason, even if
    • someone who speaks out of the spiritual world gives a lecture
    • spiritual vision. Many people today, with some justification,
    • people are frightened of a philistinism of spiritual vision
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    • Spiritual
    • of physical geography. In the same way, the spiritual impulses at
    • can be described by a kind of spiritual geography —
    • dream-like spiritual life. Modem spiritual life is used to
    • dream-like spiritual life, embodied in the most splendid poems,
    • experienced and apprehended spiritual life.
    • When this dream-like spiritual life works on us, however, and
    • down to the present), we feel a spiritual need to go beyond
    • the human spirit and civilization have produced from stone and
    • Oriental spiritual activity in favour of a “faithful
    • that in what reaches us from this Eastern spiritual activity,
    • perceived as the spiritual dement in things. Of course, this is
    • not to assert that this configuration of spirit, if
    • spiritual life can be characterized in another way.
    • about the Oriental. In growing into his spiritual life, he
    • what he experiences in the spiritual sphere and can say
    • Thus we see how the East developed the view that the spiritual
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    • matters, the possibility of achieving a knowledge of spiritual life
    • some kind of spiritual knowledge? even though it may often turn
    • out that the only knowledge of a spiritual world allowed is one
    • a spiritual origin of the world, about forces operating
    • spiritually in the world's development, and about the
    • spiritual form of existence. The reaction of the rationalist to
    • you how spiritual science can arrive at a cosmology and a
    • knowledge of the spiritual impulses underlying the
    • its development through a spiritual cognition that is just as
    • physical and spiritual organism in the shape of cognitive
    • spirit. Assuming therefore that the ordinary consciousness we
    • spiritual antennae. Though this may appear paradoxical to some
    • cannot provide us with a springboard into the spiritual world,
    • reappear as memory, the spiritual result of our external
    • here as befitting a modern search for the spiritual world. I
    • consciousness we can see into the spiritual world.
    • beginnings of spiritual life that exist outside (in the shape
    • of spiritual world-rhythm and appearance); and, by cultivating
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    • Utopian manner; but rather that the spiritual philosophy
    • spiritual, does not remain at the abstract and Utopian level,
    • not only into spiritual worlds as such, but also into the world
    • of spirit and soul that surrounds us directly in our
    • stands out above all for a spiritually scientific approach.
    • an outlook on things in accord with spirit, finds himself
    • spirit.
    • spiritual science takes us from abstract, dead thought once
    • of living nature and into the heart of spiritual worlds. By
    • spiritual — an attitude directed towards apprehending
    • When we contemplate human life itself by means of a spiritual
    • their spiritual ramifications. It then appears, for
    • spirit-organ,” but at a more material level. Its
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    • four centuries. Not only through spiritual profundity, but
    • through the animation of our spiritual life, we must restore
    • spiritual vision, or at least accept the results of such
    • spiritual world with what spiritual entities reveal — can
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    • Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
    • spiritual transformation throughout the world, of which perhaps
    • determines what happens in spiritual and also in economic life.
    • actually ordained by spiritual, extra-terrestrial powers and
    • they had to ascertain from the spiritual worlds by means of the
    • old instinctive spiritual vision, as I have described in the
    • divine and spiritual entities, and that by certain magical
    • individuals sought a kind of connection with the spiritual
    • and when spiritual life, too, was not yet so abstract as it
    • later became — times when the moral and spiritual element
    • fifth lecture: that through spiritual insight into his own
    • He thus goes back, in his spiritual vision of course, to times
    • spiritual laws were not so abstract as they are today. In
    • consequence, spiritual vision arrives, not at the purely
    • that is to be interpreted physically and spiritually. As I have
    • physical, in a spiritual way by spiritual exercises. This was
    • contact with the spiritual world through stimulating their
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    • observation sprang entirely from the spirit of the nineteenth
    • look to the spiritual life of modern civilization for the
    • yesterday how at the threshold of the spiritual life of the
    • development of Europe's spiritual life is like a small
    • When we come to examine the basic character of spiritual life
    • civilization. In many psychic and spiritual matters, indeed, we
    • spirits in a simple formula — the Apolline dictum:
    • which has since survived as a spiritual and cultural motto to
    • On the spiritual side, I have already indicated this in
    • spiritual sphere, the priest, but also at the same time the
    • that mankind sought as knowledge and as higher spiritual life,
    • itself, and indeed every effort to reach a higher spirituality,
    • made him. Education to a higher spirituality was also healing,
    • higher spiritual life. They did this in such a way that, as I
    • higher spiritual life had to undertake makes it clear that he
    • death, experience the spiritual world in a complete rebirth.
    • pronouncement of spiritual science, it is something that even
    • the efforts to achieve a spiritual education.
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • something in which spiritual forces and spiritual impulses are
    • regards all spiritual phenomena as merely the effect of
    • discovered there were apprehended by the human spirit;
    • exercises of spiritual science, by developing man, enable him
    • manifestation of the spiritual — of that spiritual
    • perceive in its spiritual essence the element of spirit and
    • being a spiritual element. Once we realize this, however, we
    • is, objectively, of a spiritual nature, as if it were something
    • true spiritual sphere. This is something which, as a
    • the spiritual sphere — instinctively feels: Don't talk to
    • spiritual science. And you could see that, whereas if you speak
    • instincts and the like become spiritualized, and you feel
    • orientated spiritual science. For only out of such a
    • philosophy, which can really talk about the spiritual sphere in
    • result of the German spirit — this is fully acknowledged
    • that, by the circumstances of spiritual geography, they have
    • a spiritual vision is attained. Thus, we find Americans
    • contemplation of the will to reach the spiritual element of
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  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 10: From Monolithic to Threefold Unity
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    • the fundamentals of spiritual science, as will be apparent from
    • spiritual science instils in man, to observe what has been
    • ideas to the spiritual world, acquires a true sense of reality,
    • man's spiritual life is closely linked to the disintegration of
    • of these is the spiritual life of mankind. This spiritual life
    • spiritual life draws its nourishment from the human individuals
    • realistically the influence of spiritual life on social
    • life, you will come to see that, because spiritual life has its
    • that is really to flourish in the spiritual life of mankind
    • inner pressure, out of the spiritual life of Middle Europe
    • intellectualism, a certain sterility had invaded the spiritual
    • independent spirit rebelled in
    • democratic spirit.
    • the social organism — spiritual life, where all that is
    • Both factors — the one applicable to spiritual life and
    • help one a very great deal in the spiritual sphere, is not
    • that of spiritual life, it is for the individual to speak. In
    • When we look at spiritual life from this standpoint, we can
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  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • we are striving towards, as a new spiritual knowledge, cannot consist
    • modern spiritual science — yet you still find descriptions of
    • we come to what we can call: the clairvoyance of spiritual
    • In this spiritual-scientific
    • pleasure, but a going-forth into the divinely spiritual forces
    • of the clairvoyance of spiritual-science. it is being taken up,
    • of our spiritual scientific stream. How much the earnestness is necessary
    • to this penetration into our spiritual scientific stream has often been
    • within this spiritual stream, if as many as possible would resolve to
    • impulses of soul, which lead to real spiritual scientific clairvoyance.
    • within our spiritual scientific stream, and thereby given some part of
    • the pursuit of spiritual science than exists even in the outside world.
    • which shows us how life is connected with the spiritual scientific view,
    • and ideas of spiritual science, the results of spiritual investigation,
    • which lives in spiritual science into your Hearts. For the salvation
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    • and again that what we are striving towards as a new spiritual
    • with the exactitude and precision of modern spiritual science — you
    • we come to what we can call the Clairvoyance of Spiritual
    • In this spiritual scientific clairvoyance, we no longer grasp only a
    • spiritual forces of the All. It
    • the principle of the clairvoyance of spiritual science. It is
    • of our spiritual scientific stream. How much earnestness is
    • necessary for this penetration into our spiritual scientific stream
    • spiritual stream, if as many as possible would resolve to ponder in
    • impulses of soul which lead to real spiritual scientific
    • of what is imparted within our spiritual scientific stream, and
    • is cultivated through the pursuit of spiritual science than exists
    • how life is connected with the spiritual scientific view, and can
    • this: that you not only place the thoughts and ideas of spiritual
    • science, the results of spiritual investigation, before your
    • lives in spiritual science into your hearts. For the salvation of
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    • one knows that in ancient times the Spiritual world was
    • in ouch a way that men's visions of the Spiritual world were in
    • impression of materialising the spirit, as though it presented
    • the spirit in a material form. That, of course, is a mistake
    • materialisation of the spirit. That was one of the
    • Spiritual things, that must not be grasped as a sum of
    • can. On this rests the true Spiritual evolution of
    • Spiritual progress of mankind rest3 finally on the fact that
    • that there existed a Spiritual life, because they beheld it.
    • as a real concrete life in the spirit, what one had experienced
    • him, though spiritualised, can be filled with Sprouting,
    • Sun-life. Only we must consider this Sun-life Spiritually, as
    • which means, only by grasping Spiritual Science with one's
    • Inner Being, does man come to see the Spiritual Reality
    • sensible phenomena of Nature super-sensible Spiritual beings
    • were active and operative; spirits were imagined everywhere in
    • you will at once perceive the spirit of it. This Positivistic
    • thought, so a spirit had to think who had absorbed in his soul
    • anti-spiritual character. And so Auguste Comte and his teacher
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    • Spiritual Science and the Social Question,
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    • same year in the essay “Spiritual Science and the Social
    • is the manner and method which the human spirit has taken on.
    • human being. Assume that a spirit had consciousness at a time
    • intuition. A spirit who had intervened at that time would have
    • how, in higher spiritual realms, what obtains as law is nothing
    • spiritual life. Christianity brought the message of equality
    • must find the spirit in the present, the inwardness, in the
    • effect in turn by human beings. The spirit that is evolving
    • planetary spirit that changes itself into other planets on
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    • were experiencing a critical moment in that spiritual
    • spiritual world.
    • This thought arose from the self-sacrificing spirit in which
    • movement and the spirit that pervades it. And from this arose
    • the other thought, of realising our spiritual movement in the
    • visible representation of our spiritual movement. But to
    • creative thing, not merely on a foundation of modern spiritual
    • modern spiritual life. No ordinary building was to be created
    • been bound up with contemporary spiritual movements, and
    • Greek again in spirit, we see the ancient Greek moving through
    • Spirit of the Earth itself. Out of the Spirit of the Earth
    • he does not only stand rooted in an earth- spiritual existence
    • pervades and spiritualises, from above, all that man effects on
    • earth. And as an external embodiment of this gift of the Spirit
    • impulses from the Spirit of Earth, we see the rise of mediaeval
    • architecture. Mediaeval architecture, again, is spiritualised,
    • to show how the Christian spirit identified itself with
    • wings of the heavenly spirit; this expression found its
    • times. And at this point the human spirit is, in a sense,
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    • consideration the homogeneous spiritual bond existing in all the
    • that only the human spirit could form such ideas, and that such an
    • of modern spiritual science.
    • sets in motion higher spiritual forces, which are not applied to
    • watched the progress of your spirit with ever renewed admiration,
    • shows to what extent your spirit holds together the rich totality of
    • Now whoever is able to look into Goethe's whole spiritual
    • spiritual, the world of ideas. We see that for this reason Goethe's
    • remarkable in this effect of Goethe's spirit on the most diverse
    • shall see what unique results Goethe's spiritual standard has in
    • fact produced. If we take three philosophers of German spiritual
    • who has succeeded must admit that he has gained food for spiritual
    • the spirituality of feeling. To your feeling therefore, philosophy
    • rightly turns. The spirituality of your feeling is the normal
    • spiritual phenomena, which he calls the proto-phenomena, as he
    • While he speaks from the heights of the spiritual world as
    • with spirit-created thoughts. Thus Goethe's proto-phenomenon is
    • find books to-day written on a basis for which the spirit is an
    • can trace the debt to Goethe. Spiritualistic and materialistic
    • It is this which makes Goethe's spirit so eminently modern,
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    • sense and the spirit of Goethe's methods of thought and
    • be a good thing if, in a preliminary study, we make the spirit of his
    • certain way — stands the spiritual scientific world-conception
    • But on the other hand Spiritual Science is far from
    • It lies thus in the purview of Spiritual Science that man
    • not see before because he was not capable of seeing it. Spiritual
    • world-conceptions, whether spiritualistic, or materialistic,
    • and powers that lie in him? One may say that Spiritual Science is as
    • to recognize also the spiritual element in things, therefore
    • If a man takes his stand on the ground of spiritual science,
    • in it a spiritual element, and I can so stimulate my mode of
    • soul-condition, that the spiritual influences, inspirations, are
    • what creative spirits have produced in literature. I do not mean to
    • follows from step to step how the spiritual reality or form creeps
    • regards the conceptions of spiritual science as exercises for life,
    • elemental spirits (grundgeister)
    • of the world, with the Creative, Spiritual forces. The
    • it and gradually find the kingdom of the spirit. The other way goes
    • the spirit must use the way provided by the Snake; and whoever wishes
    • Those are the two ways to reach a spiritual picture of the world. The
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    • one can say that he who experiences it has had his spiritual eyes
    • opened, so that he can see into the surrounding spiritual world.
    • worlds, between the spiritual world to which man can raise himself
    • produced in ancient times in the Book of Job, where the evil spirit
    • Mephistopheles, the messenger of the evil spirituality:
    • of a spiritual kind by means of which man climbs the stages of
    • place where the human soul is united with the spirituality of the
    • to have such experiences, spiritual eyes and spiritual ears are
    • allegories in what is for the spiritual inquirer, who can
    • experience it in the spiritual worlds, something far more true and
    • human inner life with the spiritual weaving and living in the
    • them expands to a spiritual universe.’ At that time at
    • it is expressed there: ‘How the spiritual forces of heaven
    • spiritual vision to the creative power of the world, enthroned in
    • be reached through the spiritual eye and the spiritual ear; and on
    • are only to be perceived through spiritual eyes and spiritual ears
    • laboratories. What should have been experienced in a spiritual
    • imposture. In a certain sense the way to the spiritual is connected with
    • blamelessly for the spiritual forces in nature, were branded as
    • spiritual movement as a rosy evening which at the same time became
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    • be conducted in their spirit. They refer to Euphorion who was
    • born in some spirit fashion, and jumps and hops about immediately
    • explanation is demanded drawn from the depths of spirit-life.
    • which is aware of the spiritual experience which we may call
    • ‘experience in the sense of the new Spiritual Science.’
    • drawing direct from spirit-life; and Goethe no doubt here betrays
    • out of direct spirit-life. If we want to compare the presentation
    • of the spiritual world in the two parts of ‘Faust,’ we
    • the spiritual world, and who tries to enter it through
    • personality which has learnt to know the reality of the spiritual,
    • experienced in Part II, he has seen it. He was in the spiritual,
    •  “The Spirit-world no closures fasten;
    • order to await the rising of the spiritual sun. We find in the
    • restless, endeavouring to sleep,’ surrounded by spiritual
    • sleep. Beings from the spiritual world are busy with his spirit,
    • to grow into the spiritual world. Then we are shown how his soul
    • spiritual world in the ‘Prologue in Heaven,’ in
    • pupil in the School of Pythagoras, that he who enters the spiritual
    • This must be the music from the worlds of the spiritual
    • II Faust is withdrawn into the spiritual world, it is written again:
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • commonly believed that, as regards his life of soul and spirit,
    • spiritual insight we go back far enough, we meet with human
    • Even to-day it is still of no small value for a man's spiritual
    • memory, which latter finds its completion in the spiritual life
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • the Cosmos, to the spiritual and the physical in the Cosmic
    • to be laid hold of, he cannot grasp it: even spiritually, he
    • environment was permeated through and through with Spirit,
    • interpenetrated and interwoven with Spirit. The Oriental of
    • this physical realm is the body of a spiritual realm. Around me
    • is the spiritual world, the lowest spiritual world.
    • spirits of water and of earth. This was Asia. Asia meant the
    • lowest spirit realm, in which he, as human being, lived. You
    • devoid of spirit. To speak as we do, of oxygen and nitrogen
    • To him oxygen was spirit, it was that spiritual thing which
    • the atmosphere together with oxygen, was also spiritual; it was
    • spirit; for the present-day conceptions were unknown to him.
    • these dream-pictures man experienced the elemental spirits of
    • one hand he was, as we now say, resting his body, the spiritual
    • was weaving within him in a spiritual activity of the external
    • elemental spirits of the earth, water, air and fire, — in
    • Spirits, whose life is beyond the planetary existence. Thus did
    • Thus we see how in that ancient Eastern time the Spiritual
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • Occult History. Historical Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • know that from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we have to
    • Egypto-Chaldean. At that time man experienced himself as spirit
    • I have as my spirit and soul, — we, of course, call it
    • spirit, that which was spiritual and was in a manner connected
    • with them that he could observe and feel. And in this spirit
    • the entry of the Divine-spiritual Hierarchies, even as to-day
    • soul-and-spirit nature from his physical and etheric nature, he
    • Hierarchies are themselves spiritual substance that penetrates
    • his soul and spirit and becomes — if I may put it so
    • spiritual vision.
    • spirit-and-soul nature into which the Gods descend, and on the
    • previously was above in the sphere of spirit and soul, had now,
    • to say ‘I’ to the spirit-and-soul part of their being, in which
    • from the spirit and soul and entered as conscious Ego
    • Spiritual Beings of the higher Hierarchies; for, as I told you
    • presence of Divine-spiritual Beings and had intercourse with
    • those Spiritual Powers to whom they always turned when they
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • Spiritual Science, one cannot represent things otherwise than
    • soul and spirit, yes, and with blood and nerves, the might of
    • soul and spirit.
    • spirit, from within.
    • Sun-statue, he experienced a summer landscape in the spirit),
    • still had an immediate relation to the Divine-Spiritual; when
    • of the Nature Spirits, and above, the presence of the Angels,
    • of what had once been the Divine-Spiritual earthly Reality in
    • body, soul, and spirit of mankind.
    • Spiritual from the men around them; for although they cannot be
    • 13th and 14th centuries, who possessed a clear spiritual
    • in Spring spiritual flower-children come forth from the calices
    • perceived quite other elemental spirits. This dance of the
    • flower-spirits appeared to Lamprecht the Priest and he
    • of the Spiritual into the Physical in Nature, — were
    • Greeks. No, they were permeated by a real and lofty spiritual
    • aim. Their impulse came out of the spirit. Let us read of it in
    • Earth, then the elementary spirits bring down again the Ether
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • the Spiritual Beings who guide the worlds of the planets, who
    • North-West, where the Spirits of the element of Water held
    • these Mysteries — the Spirit of Nature was actually
    • perception of the connection of the human being with the Spirit
    • of the elementary spirits in Nature, and the working of the
    • conception of Nature and of Spirit in Nature. Later there were
    • of Nature and of Spirit in Nature. The Greek Mysteries are
    • spiritual world itself was either seen or felt in the
    • There appeared in them the shadow-spirits of Divine-Spiritual
    • with the Macrocosm and with the Divine-Spiritual Beings of the
    • Divine-Spiritual worlds.
    • spiritual world was still experienced, though in shadows.
    • individual and personal spiritual faculties. Step by step we
    • Divine-Spiritual existence. And then something else appears
    • the Divine-Spiritual and to set him down in the purely earthly.
    • real revelation of the Divine-Spiritual was as it were
    • saviour and deliverer from the spiritual fetters that have
    • also into Egypt. Everywhere he implanted the spiritual
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • entrance, the Spirit-land. Leaving out of account the special
    • qualities of this Spirit-land, through which present-day man
    • feeling, before we can comprehend the Land of the Spirits. And
    • earthly Devachan, earthly Spirit-land, — for the physical
    • spiritual. And others after him go further in the same
    • remind man of the spiritual life. With Rome on the other hand
    • spiritual world, lives in concepts and ideas, in mere
    • any knowledge of a living connection with the spiritual world.
    • speak of a soul-world bordering on the spiritual world, on the
    • land of the Spirits that is above, — so, bordering on
    • this spiritual oriental world is the civilisation of the West;
    • it is as though, having passed from the Spirit-land into the
    • able to catch again and again echoes of the spiritual.
    • spirit. True and genuine materialism in all domains has only
    • humanity had no ideas with which to comprehend spiritually the
    • who were able to comprehend spiritually, from their connection
    • a spiritual path. Whilst in Palestine that most majestic and
    • the spirit, is no longer perceived by man, it is merely handed
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • Spiritual Soul. For we live in an age when the evolution of the
    • Spiritual Soul is taking place, and it is an age that is
    • rather of the Spirit that is in Nature. To-day, when we speak
    • From the spiritual point of view, all this is sheer nonsense.
    • unfruitful period in the evolution of the human spirit. It has
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • in Nature on Earth, and led from these up to the spiritual
    • worlds and the revelations of the spiritual worlds in the
    • then to bring the human heart, the human soul and spirit in
    • earthly into the distant stellar spaces, wherein the spiritual
    • this purpose: to lift the human soul into spiritual
    • olden times the Spiritual Guides of the Universe spoke of the
    • be only visible for a moment in the spirit. I declare to you
    • that, wherever the eye of the spirit is turned to the deed of
    • differentiated. The Divine-Spiritual Beings who are most
    • Divine-Spiritual Beings can never be jealous. Nevertheless in
    • after the Spirit falls victim to a tragic destiny. In olden
    • further spiritual evolution was only possible if men became
    • the Jealousy of the Gods pervades the spiritual atmosphere over
    • but through spiritual means of communication. Notwithstanding
    • example, to the Holy Graal, must know how to tread spiritual
    • spiritual paths that he must tread.
    • Spiritual paths above all were necessary from the 13th, 14th
    • connected in their inner life with the spiritual temples which
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    • spiritual world. In these lectures, given concurrently with the Christmas
    • of the ancient mysteries and the spiritual guidance of humanity. This
    • those individuals who are outwardly the spiritual leaders in
    • happening which summons men to adopt a spirituality different
    • spirituality.
    • the spiritual world, not on the Earth. Our striving here is to
    • develop the strength to follow impulses from the spiritual
    • opened for the reception of the spiritual impulses which have
    • spiritual world. And if we are to achieve anything fruitful for
    • spiritual world.
    • spiritual world could encounter many personalities during
    • recent decades, and observing them spiritually experience
    • way that is possible spiritually and observe these human beings
    • during their sleep while they are in the spiritual world with
    • Threshold and was instructed by him how to enter the spiritual
    • legitimate entry into the spiritual world must include the
    • endeavours to enter the spiritual world. But notably in the
    • be admitted into the spiritual world, to be allowed to cross
    • allowed to enter the spiritual world. You must go back! —
    • to enter the spiritual world, they would cross the threshold
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    • talk of all kinds of spiritistic seances, of nebulous mystic
    • spiritual world, which can fully take its place beside the
    • purposes to be a serious knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • to be knowledge of the spiritual world is regarded somewhat
    • on the other hand, knowledge of the spiritual is declined, by
    • despondency, that with regard to the spiritual there are
    • barriers to man's knowledge, that with regard to the spirit man
    • concepts about the spiritual world similar to those they have
    • spiritual world, not for concepts of belief. Such
    • super-sensible-spiritual.
    • him as his soul-spirit-being related to the transformations and
    • now the great question concerning a knowledge of spirit may be
    • saying with regard to the spiritual world,
    • deliberation, that it points to a spiritual activity of
    • penetrate into the super-sensible, spiritual worlds. Above all,
    • Is it possible for anyone, by soul-spiritual work, to
    • — is filled with a soul-spiritual content, just as in
    • Truly, real Anthroposophy, as spirit-knowledge, is based upon
    • spiritual world; and the first experience that results is this:
    • is only because one feels himself to be a spirit-soul being in
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    • himself the Beings of the Angels, Archangels and the Time-Spirits.
    • because the Hierarchy of the Angels work into our Spiritual,
    • into our psychic, Spiritual nature, inspiring it, therefore
    • Spirits of Time, pulsate in our nature, filling it with their
    • of these Time-Spirits within us.
    • Spirits of Time. It is of this that we seek to create a
    • consciousness on the basis of Spiritual Science. This consciousness
    • human soul and spirit-being by the Beings of the third Hierarchy,
    • illegally, as we night say, absorb our Spiritual, Psychic nature.
    • They permeate themselves with our spirit and soul. Normally this
    • not. We are that Spiritual, psychic being which makes use of the
    • or the other demon, more or less Divine Spiritual Beings,
    • thought of these Spiritual Beings as operative in the phenomena of
    • Spirituality, and is not bound up with his flesh and blood. Of
    • course, this can only be seen on the path of Spiritual Science, but
    • Spiritual
    • fate of Spiritual Science, it has to contradict and refute a
    • In spite of all that however, a Divine Spiritual
    • conscious connection with the Divine-Spiritual world of the
    • Spiritual Beings work into the earthly events and arrange and
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    • Art and Practical Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science.
    • Art and Practical Questions in the Light of Spiritual Science.
    • spiritual world, we must modify in many respects those ideas
    • at all with our thinking into the spiritual world. It is
    • actually found everywhere in our study of spiritual science,
    • conscious life of the spirit by observing what part this
    • conscious life of spirit plays in the physical world, by
    • the earth itself as spiritual being wakes when towards autumn
    • earth. The Earth-Spirit sleeps during the summer and during
    • previously pointed out that it is due to spiritual initiation
    • the. dream-like Imagination of the old spiritual vision, then
    • dreaming spirit of the earth. The Christmas festival
    • signifies a conscious union with the waking Earth-spirit. It
    • you have put yourself into relation with the spiritual world
    • (I say expressly with the spiritual not the physical world)
    • Angel or an Archangel being of the spiritual world and want
    • always summer in our life the spirit could not experience the
    • works in the physical body. But when through spiritual
    • Earth-spirit, then we come to the following conclusion - that
    • the Spirit of the Earth. You see, when we observe the earth
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    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation of the Artistic Lifestyle,
    • Ways of Spiritual Cognition and the Rejuvenation
    • The Path of Spiritual Knowledge
    • outlook of spiritual science. I should like to start from
    • time: that all spiritual-scientific observation is won by
    • the Physical body, but by liberating the soul and spirit from
    • the physical instrument, so that, as soul and spirit they
    • enter into direct union with the spiritual worlds.
    • with the spiritual worlds is broken in ordinary life and
    • soul and spirit during sleep, and hinders us in this state,
    • spiritual worlds, in which we indeed are.
    • essential that anyone occupying himself with spiritual
    • science should recognise exactly the value of spiritual
    • lead man into the spiritual world. We must be clear about
    • exist in the same way in the spiritual world. I have already
    • structure of the psycho-spiritual human being. How most
    • mention that a really earnest spiritual movement can have no
    • spiritual world, we are really led into a threefold
    • the threshold of the spiritual world, nothing is left which
    • feel, as soon as the threshold of the spiritual world is
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • awakened within him. It is especially the task of Spiritual
    • developing the consciousness or spiritual soul [Since
    • Consciousness Soul to Spiritual Soul. – Ed]
    • The spirit-self will only come into prominence in the sixth age of
    • to think with greater readiness of what is spiritual and to
    • spiritual science. Wisdom is the fuel for interest and we may
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Mankind.
    • spiritual powers. And that which drew mankind closer to the
    • divine spiritual powers, was instinctive wisdom.
    • which originally was instinctive, which was only spiritual,
    • independent of the divine spiritual powers. Hence we see that
    • counteracted by a spiritual conception of the world, so that
    • Consciousness or Spiritual-Soul. When we consider the fourth
    • chief virtue of the Spiritual-Soul. Again they comprehended
    • Spiritual-Soul. The Spiritual-Soul consists in man's becoming
    • body is primarily the instrument of the Spiritual-Soul, and
    • has developed for the building up of the Spiritual-soul can
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    • the connection of the spiritual scientific impulses with
    • influence that spiritual science must exert on individual,
    • epoch. In relation to the spiritual interests of humanity, the
    • Oneself into the spirit of the past,
    • life of Goethe as a spiritual phenomenon.
    • sports; but, on the contrary, the body permeated by spirit to
    • considers the human being in a spiritual scientific way. We
    • process of evolution and that a spiritual plan of the universe
    • into a world conception permeated with spirit.
    • revolutionary spirit of the first rank storming the culture of
    • belies the recurring belief that a great spirit, living in the
    • comprehensive, environment, did not permit such a spirit as his
    • spirits. To be able to weep over the disharmonies of the world
    • you in order that we may form a spiritual scientific contact
    • what was spiritually alive in plants. He wished to hold the
    • evolutionary phrases of all entities, a unitary spiritual
    • present before their minds as a spiritually human problem.
    • through the interplay of spiritual forces in the human soul,
    • how man evolves spiritually from an everyday soul life to a
    • spirit of these two men receives through it as yet unrecognized
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    • course of such an exemplary spirit in world history, it is
    • reproved; in the sphere of spiritual science there is still
    • this orientation of the mind to what lives and weaves as spirit
    • the elevation and spiritual permeation of humanity — have come
    • course of spiritual life through the decades preceding the time
    • the age. Lessing, indeed, is the typical spirit who wished to
    • When we trace the life of Goethe with spiritual scientific
    • this, as we shall see, would not be entirely accurate in a spiritual
    • who is able to enter in a spiritual scientific way into Goethe's boyhood
    • and youth finds in him a spiritual force of life, brought with him
    • spiritual vitality.
    • his powerful spiritual vitality, but this also devoured his
    • spiritual world conception. It was still somewhat chaotic, but
    • nevertheless a systematic spiritual world conception, and he
    • spiritually, it becomes possible for us to sense the profound
    • conceived spiritually. You will note also how Goethe's life was
    • same standpoint in the spiritual sphere as that occupied by the
    • impossible to assert that one who is spiritually creative never
    • others. The Faust poem flows from the entire spirit of
    • And what the spirit of the times men call
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    • reflections from another point of departure. In spiritual
    • more thoroughly with the tools provided by spiritual science.
    • often makes it necessary in the sphere of spiritual science to
    • the description we generally give in spiritual science is that
    • understanding, and it corresponds exactly with the spiritual
    • spiritual members of our organism.
    • basis of spiritual scientific investigation.
    • waking life between his soul-spiritual and his organic-physical
    • man, for example, is joined to spiritual cosmic relationship in
    • spiritual environment. Here you arrive at an understanding of
    • of his spiritual environment. Now, what did Goethe perceive in
    • and purely spiritual influences. He became aware of what lives
    • spiritual relationships with the spiritual world. Thus, we may
    • psychic-spiritual life with the spiritual world. Since we are
    • obliged to assume that the soul-spiritual is outside the head
    • experiencing a spiritual symbiosis with the surrounding
    • spiritual world. In a certain sense, we submerge ourselves in
    • an inner spiritual world in sleep, but in a surrounding
    • spiritual world when we awake.
    • state of being one with the surrounding spiritual world is more
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    • Someone might say that the spiritual scientific reflections
    • spiritual science. Only by learning first to recognize the
    • spiritual scientist it is not possible to flatter human beings
    • if the subject is related intimately to their lives. Spiritual
    • Spiritual science will certainly not be in a position to do
    • true spiritual science compels us to declare that through the
    • caught in the treadmill of life and spiritual science cannot
    • evolution of the world is related to the spiritual, and in what
    • incarnation of spiritual beings. At present, during this earth
    • stage, these spiritual beings are, to be sure, still of an
    • increases in this sphere. So long as the elemental spirit that
    • concepts regarding the spiritual worlds, should enter into
    • there they are in spiritual science talking about many spirits
    • everything is permeated not just by a single divine spirit
    • conceived in the vaguest way possible, but that spirit is also
    • about elemental spirits are being created which pass over into
    • elemental spirits, however, will certainly come into existence
    • elemental spirits both destructive and helpful to the world
    • transformed into reality and people fail to have spiritual
    • knowledge of the spiritual forces that can be discovered by
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    • it must be replaced by spiritual scientific observation. It is
    • more comprehensive spiritual scientific conception of the
    • scientists and their unwillingness to take account of spiritual
    • spiritual science have no true guidelines for their
    • has derived it from spiritual science, it can then be observed
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    • approach them in ways made possible by spiritual science. For
    • shall say that the soul of Vischer descended from the spiritual
    • such concepts, he actually slashes — spiritually, I mean —
    • spiritual scientific activities.
    • question of a sort that spiritual science seeks to answer. Such
    • ourselves with what this modern spirit has written. In general,
    • to the taste of the age. There must be nothing spiritual in it
    • spiritual world. Berger wrote much during the course of his
    • Well, that is just the point. When you pursue spiritual science
    • in this nebulousness, also to cultivate spiritual science,
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    • life that is essential to spiritual science in our time. I hope
    • our present considerations is to attain a spiritual scientific
    • precisely the mission of our spiritual scientific endeavors not
    • place in accordance with the spirit of our age, with the arché
    • out from the spiritual scientific view what really lies at the
    • that the human being lives through in the spiritual world
    • etc. But while he is in the spiritual world together with
    • the entrance of spiritual science into those circles connected
    • explained only on the basis of spiritual life. So a person who
    • spiritually at work in the first centuries of the Christian
    • centuries — so that we know the spiritual impulses of that
    • development of the spirit of the time will become increasingly
    • understanding since they were guided by divine spiritual
    • the sustaining concepts and ideas of spiritual science, the
    • and the counter the spirit that alone is the equal of them;
    • this is the attitude of spiritual science.
    • spiritual evolution of humanity advances from cycle to
    • the spiritual message for our time and communicates that
    • portion of spiritual science that can be given publicly
    • according to the intention of the spirit of the time,
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    • be broadened through spiritual science to grasp the truth of
    • no significance for the concerns of the spiritual world, that
    • spiritual world through his own individuality as a result of
    • above the assumption of a spiritual-psychic organism in the
    • characteristics a greater tendency to spirituality, whereas men
    • according to this statement, spirituality is a weakness of
    • Materialism and Spiritualism
    • permeated by those impulses that are at play in spiritual
    • the spiritual influence received from its forefathers, but that
    • spirit within us, in order to protect the God within us. It was
    • life, they fulfilled also the laws of the spirit. They did not
    • man, who has taken into himself something from spiritual
  • Title: Karma of Vocation: Lecture IX
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    • the criticisms that is made against our spiritual science by
    • is that spiritual science affirms truths regarding a large
    • the spiritual world. We speak, as you know, of spiritual
    • declare that this knowledge of the spiritual hierarchies and
    • may hear this objection raised against spiritual science from
    • is absolutely no understanding of what the spiritual needs of
    • “We do not wish any mediation by other spirits but will ascend
    • — archai (spirits of personality, as we have also named them),
    • explained in order to know that the archai, the spirits of
    • personality, are also time spirits.They are the controlling
    • spirit in a temporal epoch. We live today in a different
    • spiritual relationship from that of the ancient Greeks or
    • Romans because we are controlled by a different time spirit,
    • conceptions, we do not all change the spiritual realities that
    • Materialism and Spiritualism,
    • ascend to a knowledge of the spiritual world and hopes to find
    • God and that is to acknowledge the spiritual hierarchies. We
    • archai, the time spirits. These relationships are subliminal in
    • with the spirit of our times. When they claim they have a
    • the spirits of a time. People will embrace them in the forms in
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    • spiritual scientific investigation shows it, and we know it was
    • over from earlier planetary stages in which the spiritual
    • were no longer able to look up to the spiritual world as they
    • ancient knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • as a real perception of the spiritual world, now echoed in the
    • What these individuals beheld in spirit was, to be sure, a
    • really concealed behind this spirit form, we must realize that
    • signifies that it passes over into the spiritual worlds, into
    • into contact with the spirits of the higher hierarchies; most
    • archai, the spirits of time. Since this particular ancestor was
    • established a union with the time spirit who was bringing human
    • ancestor was, in reality, one of the time spirits; so worship
    • time spirit. Wherever we go back into those times that we may
    • cause the time spirits to reveal themselves. That is to say, as
    • of the time spirits, the archai.
    • the time spirits; later, they looked up to those spirits who
    • are not time spirits but are of equal value with the spirits
    • realm of spirituality. But then came the time when the human
    • higher spirits no longer belonging to the earthly or even
    • higher heavenly spirits, as you know from
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  • Title: Mysteries of the Sun: Lecture I
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    • soul to look into the secrets of the cosmic, spiritual world.
    • is of the spirit. And the Spiritual lying at the Sun's basis
    • seething through the universe. That was to him the spirit of
    • of the world. With this central good that is of a spiritual
    • vanishing of seeing the spiritual outside in the Cosmos, and
    • Sun — the soul and the spirit of the Sun — and only
    • connection of Christ with the spiritual Sun has been cut off.
    • presses on to the reality, and only through spiritual science
    • of the actual presence of the spirit. As it refuses to
    • recognise the spirit it cannot ascribe to it either duration
    • spirit — saw through the kingdoms the cosmic All. If we
    • constituents of some spiritual existence will also disappear.
    • they saw them all with the divine spiritual being behind. And
    • beyond the Venus age. Everything through which the spiritual
    • the earth, the spiritual being who before the mystery of
    • cosmic, the spiritual; in Jesus we must wee that through
    • which this cosmic, spiritual being entered historic
    • time spiritual science, or spiritual science becoming natural
    • one side, spiritual science on the other. On no account must
    • is connected with the great spiritual mystery.
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    • that in our present life of spirit very little feeling exists
    • from the standpoint of spiritual science. Nevertheless, we
    • shown as the red circle A, is connected the spiritual which
    • circle) This spiritual part of the head is a young spiritual
    • white, spiritual, is outside the head when you are asleep.
    • backbone, is bound up with the spiritual, and when you sleep
    • the spiritual is not so pronouncedly outside; for this breast
    • soul-spiritual actually disconnects itself in sleep; it
    • awake (see a in diagram 1) then the spiritual man
    • be sleeping man (see b diagram 1); the spiritual
    • his most recent spiritual member, in his physical head, he
    • little is known of what is connected in a soul-spiritual way
    • study and exercises of spiritual science, so that certain
    • being with a soul-spiritual aura just as ordinarily you look at
    • as you separate the life of nature from that of the spirit,
    • discussions about whether there are spiritual beings or not,
    • physical sense but in a spiritual sense in a certain way it
    • spiritual that would prefer to relegate all great questions
    • with the great spiritual world. Everything betraying this
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    • resisting it, becoming aware of the spiritual world. To such
    • time indicated, all conceptions related to spiritual and
    • soul-Sun again, the spiritual-Sun, still identified by Plato,
    • of the spiritual-Sun, the Good. But as the physical sun
    • between death and a new birth, the spiritual sun identified
    • meaning when we speak of the spiritual-Sun Plato still
    • spiritually. Were it possible to get near the sun, to reach
    • head has the power to make room for the spiritual. Now just
    • can enter what I have recently been calling the young spirit.
    • In these spaces the young spirit with its rays, as it were,
    • is the reality — when man is looked at spiritually from
    • of soul and spirit who in this way actually stretches out
    • mention of what this soul-and spirit man consists. just as in
    • (red). That would be part of the man of soul-and-spirit who
    • soul-spiritual being.
    • soul and spirit who may be said to be built out
    • with the spirit-land as you will find it described in
    • itself becomes hollowed out and the life of the spirit coming
    • soul-spiritual lights up and, from the other side, penetrates
    • pushing of the soul-spiritual against the physical body, he
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    • that spiritual science, which, according to the
    • that spiritual science must come in and rectify errors; and
    • Spiritual
    • sort. For, if one has any latent tendency as a spiritual
    • see in the spiritual world will become thereby distorted,
    • world. The first, necessary foundation for spiritual science
    • spiritual field, firstly to strict, clear logic, and secondly
    • such as spiritual science absolutely requires, then one
    • find, that spiritual science is the very best training for
    • I merely wish to point out, that Spirital Science, from the first,
    • theorisations. Spiritual Science is obliged to go into realities;
    • suffering. Here is the point where Spiritual Science is
    • Spiritual Science never looks to the one side only, but to
    • all sides. I don't mean a kind of spiritual science that
    • thing, but a spiritual science which is bent on giving men an
    • Spiritual Science, rightly applied, is an education for life,
    • education which comes from Spiritual Science, then all the
    • trains people's minds to abstractness. Spiritual Science has
    • of real penetration into the depths of the spiritual world;
    • and the new rise will come from the depths of the spirit, not
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    • spiritual, political, economical, — one must
    • spiritual life upon its own footing. And in reply, somebody
    • lack of freedom in spiritual life. We possess a very
    • considerable degree of freedom in our spiritual life. Amongst
    • spiritual life. People who still have some sense of how
    • Spirit’ was rejected altogether, and it was
    • pointed out instead, that the only kind of Spirit is the one
    • where can I hold of it, this “Spirit,” which is
    • conception, let alone to grasp this Spirit of the broad
    • building up a new spiritual life.
    • spiritual life, one finds a certain number of people no
    • this new spiritual movement. But, as to trying to make any
    • connection between this new spiritual movement and their
    • needed before all else is a new spiritual life, a
    • spiritual life that lays hold on everything, —
    • we have this new spiritual life, — when we no longer
    • power of the spirit, after all, which must create social
    • facts. But then, this inner power of the spirit must
    • minds are true and honest; — that a new spiritual life
    • spiritual life in place of the old. Every sort of compromise
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture I: Free Will, Immortality
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • what we are concerned with in human and spiritual history will
    • from the viewpoint of the science of spirit, in dealing with
    • spirit normally has to proceed differently, especially
    • scientist of spirit first must give an idea as to how he
    • findings appear set out before the eye of the spirit.
    • many times — that the science of spirit is definitely an
    • Twenty-five years ago in my Philosophy of Spiritual
    • findings of the science of spirit. In order to do this,
    • self-knowledge, in a way that only the science of spirit can
    • of the characteristic things about the science of spirit is
    • science too, but in the science of spirit we evolve the soul
    • to grasp with its spiritual eye the spirit that lives in
    • effort to consider such things as the human spirit, that they
    • spirit proves that it is not just a belief that is acquired,
    • the spiritual world, imaginative knowledge.
    • for spiritual investigation. Nothing must enter our soul unless
    • No one can become a scientist of spirit in the right way who is
    • something indefinite, can ever become a scientist of spirit.
    • spirit. We can only take up the science of spirit if we
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • spirit of Jesus. If the time allowed us to compare all three we
    • available for reaching a reality which has soul-spirit factors,
    • science of spirit can enlighten us, and only the science of
    • spirit can detect the difference between the American
    • his words in the spirit in which it lives in him. Nevertheless,
    • is only with the science of spirit that we can get to the
    • bottom of such things — the science of spirit whose
    • see into the spiritual. This science of spirit discovers that
    • with the life of the spirit in their soul life, even if only
    • is what looks into the spiritual world, and what can look below
    • spirit works. The real nature of history, that humanity
    • to apply what I have called the spiritual scientific method,
    • but it can only become truly spiritually enlightened knowledge
    • when history is deepened by the science of spirit.
    • with a few historical findings of the science of spirit. I
    • science of spirit we therefore distinguish the more instinctive
    • of spirit we call the consciousness soul which grasps
    • describing the findings of the science of spirit quite
    • progress with the science of spirit if we did not gradually
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • point the recognition that his being is spiritual. For it is
    • the spiritual evolution of humanity who, through tremendous
    • What I have just said leads the scientist of spirit on a
    • scientist of spirit has to proceed with the various functions
    • of the soul, but his spiritually-scientific analysis consists
    • by the scientist of spirit to the inner experience of his
    • spirit, arrives at is that on the one hand he feels his
    • those times when he is practicing spiritual investigation
    • scientist of spirit is aware at this important point in his
    • experience of the scientist of spirit has been characterized in
    • development which the scientist of spirit goes through involves
    • of spirit works, as I have been describing it here, can come
    • were always people who penetrated into the spiritual worlds,
    • spirit in the past also reached the point referred to here,
    • death, when death really divides the spirit-soul nature from
    • an objective, spirit-soul viewpoint.
    • consciousness. The scientist of spirit has therefore to
    • the scientist of spirit has to do exercises which enable him to
    • the spiritual worlds. And here again there are exercises to
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  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture IV: Nature of Anthroposophy
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • is often said today that when man's spiritual life is in a
    • soul to the divine, spiritual foundations of existence.
    • needs of human souls and spirits at the present time, when
    • cannot penetrate the real soul and spirit of man.
    • Anthroposophy itself adopts in order to reach the spiritual,
    • the spiritual is NOT to be achieved and in this way comes to a
    • though the science of the spirit as a whole, as it is intended
    • hallucinations. A spiritual researcher in the
    • as a being of pure soul and spirit before birth, or, more
    • soul and spirit. The great moment now comes in such research,
    • may ask: When through Inspiration something of soul and spirit
    • can be perceived, how does one know that this is the spiritual
    • soul and spirit, before it has entered through the mother's
    • worlds. — It is a spiritualization of the will. We
    • enter a spiritual world. This is our task!
    • gain the power to pass over into objective spiritual reality
    • within the spiritual after he has made his body in a sense
    • What happens at death in full reality: that the soul and spirit
    • existence in the world of soul and spirit — this is
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    • spiritual requirements of the 20th century.
    • Historical Evolution of Humanity and the Science of Spirit.
    • spirit or anthroposophy seeks to approach the solution of the
    • is a mistake to regard the science of spirit, or
    • picture of the science of spirit and then criticize this
    • science of spirit really is. It is only a caricature of the
    • science of spirit that is criticized.
    • even to provide an outline of the science of spirit. Only a few
    • important to remember that the science of spirit does not take
    • the science of spirit, even if it is not the results of science
    • world. The science of spirit must be well versed in the ways
    • acquiring knowledge. The science of spirit must absorb this and
    • modern science of spirit or anthroposophy is prepared. But the
    • science of spirit or anthroposophy therefore takes its cue from
    • spirit seeks to approach a solution to the mystery of man by a
    • science of spirit or anthroposophy shows us that just as we
    • The science of spirit does not deal with a reversion into
    • The science of spirit or anthroposophy is therefore concerned
    • into the world of the senses, so now as a scientist of spirit
    • spiritual world.
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    • of spiritualised gymnastics. As such, it is used in the
    • body, soul and spirit, is affected and not the body
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    • Social Questions and their Spiritual Background,
    • Social Questions and their Spiritual Background,
    • indicated by Spiritual Science. That is the other path;
    • a sense taken back again into a pure Spiritual existence, and
    • from this pure Spiritual existence, he has descended to
    • treasure of Spiritual Science which can develop freely, they
    • unless the impulses of Spiritual Science are spread abroad in
    • once were essentially Spiritual truths; Asia,, even if in
    • Spiritual truths.
    • from the East as Spiritual truths. Human beings living in
    • very seriously, that unless a Spiritual Scientific impulse
    • permeated Spiritually, then without any doubt at all the
    • Spirituality which man must acquire once more.
    • economically, but also Spiritually is a thought very few
    • consequences, and the East was still immersed in Spiritual
    • Then Schiller wrote one might say as a kind of Spiritual
    • biography, a Spiritual description of Goethe, his letters
    • Goethe, according to his spirit, which was really that of a
    • Aesthetic spirit of Central Europe is united with Greece.
    • of the Greek spirit, he sees Necessity, he sees God.
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    • Man's Responsibility for World Evolution through His Spiritual
    • Man's Responsibility for World Evolution through His Spiritual
    • re-birth are for him times of a more Spiritual existence, and
    • relationships between Spiritual beings. Although to physical
    • mass is simply the body for certain Spiritual beings. And
    • certain relationship of Spiritual Beings, of the Hierarchies.
    • Spiritual being. We have then to do with the inner aspect of
    • the inner Spirituality. When we develop between death and
    • re-birth, we are fully in Spirituality. And so whereas here
    • Spiritual existence.
    • to him, when one speaks in the sense of true Spiritual
    • cosmic spirits; the Ahrimanic beings are the
    • the time we passed through in the Spiritual world, when we
    • the Spiritual world we develop too little inclination to have
    • the Spiritual world of visions, and the Ahrimanic
    • spiritual and material world, and because we can develop too
    • find the right equilibrium between the Spiritual and material
    • out of the Spiritual world to enter properly on to the Earth.
    • life and Spiritual life, between death and rebirth.
    • decision — either to become Spiritual
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  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • NECESSITY FOR A SPIRITUAL DEEPENING
    • that a real, genuine, spiritual deepening is necessary for
    • mankind today — a spiritual deepening through the new
    • methods of spiritual knowledge possible at the present time,
    • spiritual deepening by the appropriate new means to spiritual
    • spiritual deepening with the new means to knowledge, how
    • spiritual deepening, those who, on the other hall, can
    • convince themselves that this spiritual deepening, at least
    • compromise with past ways of entering the spiritual world.
    • after the spirit? For in this such men ought to have a
    • feeling not for theorising about the spirit but they should
    • have a feeling for the real, living activity in the spiritual
    • and through the spiritual. When, however, this real activity
    • in and through the spiritual is spoken of today, for many
    • at present in a spiritual sphere, who to begin with says that
    • recognition of the ruling spirit of the age. And as to the
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • NECESSITY FOR A GENUINE SPIRITUAL
    • really genuine spiritual deepening is necessary for mankind
    • at the present time — a spiritual deepening brought
    • about by means of those new methods of obtaining spiritual
    • social life does not arise as the result of a spiritual
    • deepening induced by the new methods of acquiring spiritual
    • indicated with what earnestness this spiritual deepening
    • towards spiritual deepening entails, and who, moreover, have
    • with any older methods of entering the spiritual worlds.
    • really know what a serious striving after the Spirit is? Such
    • Spirit, but for the real living power inherent in the Spirit;
    • but when one speaks of this living spiritual power to-day it
    • a letter from a man who takes an active interest in spiritual
    • there is ever present in the mind, the Spirit which rules at
    • living Spirit! Anyone who does his work from out of the
    • Spirit gives no sort of academic lecture! In academic
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • with ideas which can lead us, as men, into the spiritual
    • years, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the question
    • pass by means of spiritual science And that it can
    • the investigations of Spiritual Science are based up-an
    • the spiritual beings of the three Hierarchies immediately
    • see in our surroundings the activities of spiritual beings,
    • remarked that men do not wish to understand spiritual science
    • what is substantiated by spiritual science — and that
    • impossibility to understand spiritual science without
    • given by spiritual science, although they would readily
    • and perverse about accepting what spiritual science has to
    • which Spiritual Science is able to impart. As a result of
    • to movement of the Archai, the forces of the Time Spirits. By
    • through the cosmos man turns his gaze into a spiritual space
    • abstract image of this concrete, spiritual space, in
    • brought that element which is to be found in our spiritual
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  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • of anthroposophical Spiritual Science by emphasising the
    • tendency to reject spiritual conceptions and occupy himself
    • Spirit he is losing the soul and Spirit. I said before that
    • it because they cherish the belief that the soul-and-spirit
    • severs himself from the soul-and-spirit altogether, sinks
    • spiritual research can contribute to the civilised life of
    • the Gods — the spiritual Beings — are no longer
    • something which represents the spiritual Past, we are looking
    • at a residue of the Spiritual. And that is why religious
    • divine-spiritual Beings who work creatively in mankind, is
    • spiritual beings of a lower order, are there, of course; but
    • the creative spiritual Beings who should live in our
    • spiritual evolution in the Past.
    • things. In the spiritual life of the nineteenth century the
    • man is a residue of divine-spiritual evolution was Philip
    • the Gods; where are the creative spiritual Beings? If I were
    • being of man is now the bearer of the Divine-Spiritual. The
    • Divine-Spiritual, the truly creative principles is
    • continue its evolution is the soul and Spirit permeating the
    • the truth that the Divine-Spiritual — the only truly
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    • any of the spirit in Goethe's words we.may perhaps complete
    • upon today. It seems to me not only true to the spirit of
    • embodiment of what is purely spiritual. Interpreting a
    • experienced in spirit — not by means of empty symbols or
    • contain, enchanted within them, what is spiritual — a
    • spiritual situation, a spiritual attitude, a spiritual
    • spirit-form and this spirit-form rests enhanced within the
    • spiritual, behind the objects of nature. One just asks nature
    • nature, of a spiritual though unconscious kind, which when
    • modern artist leads one spiritually, as it were, into his
    • out, spiritually, the life of the soul in the human form, we
    • this fixed image of her, he has inwardly, spiritually,
    • spiritually given her over to death, we have taken something
    • spiritual experience, not through vision — which in
    • spiritual science is purified till it becomes
    • to bring to expression the superphysical, the spiritual,
  • Title: The Sources of Artistic Imagination and the Sources of Supersensible Knowledge
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    • Spiritual Science. On the other hand it is also widely known
    • spiritual figures, appear before their eyes, so that the feel
    • seership in the sense of Spiritual Science. There are points
    • spiritual world with knowledge. Nevertheless, many people
    • feel obliged to adduce against the spiritual-scientific point
    • assimilated of the spiritual world. This attitude ignores the
    • clairvoyant vision of the spiritual world. For what we mean
    • all bodily influences, to live consciously in the spiritual
    • spiritual-scientific investigator is more interested in the
    • penetrates to the spiritual world through super-sensible
    • is that a man can only penetrate into the spiritual world
    • desires to penetrate into the spiritual world as an
    • spiritual research all day long. Seership in the spiritual
    • condition in which the soul penetrates into the spiritual
    • absent. Perception of the spiritual world proceeds, indeed,
    • nebulous, emotional surrender to the spiritual world which
    • of true knowledge of the spiritual world.
    • the soul of the seer penetrates into spiritual reality which
    • spiritual intellectuality develops out of the feeling and
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world, knowing that the
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  • Title: Der Grundstein
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    • Per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus.
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    • al mar del ser espiritual te llevan:
    • Per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus.
    • jerarquías espirituales, y está enteramente en alemán, al contrario
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    • Into the sea of spirit-being:
    • Practice spirit remembrance
    • For the Father Spirit of the heights reigns
    • The elemental spirits
    • Practice spirit contemplation
    • The elemental spirits
    • Practice spirit-seeing
    • From founts of human spirit.
    • For the cosmic thoughts of spirit,
    • Per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus
    • The elemental spirits
    • The cosmic spirit-light stepped
    • 1924, does not mention the spiritual hierarchies, and is entirely in
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • was possible in Greece to preserve man's spiritual forces for the purpose
    • Spirits who receive their nourishment from it—all the knowledge
    • domain of Spiritual Science. It is not a question merely of learning
    • the teachings of Spiritual Science, nor of making them into a body of
    • world—at that very moment the Christ came down from the spiritual
    • can become the means of nourishing higher Spiritual Beings. Our concepts
    • become food for these higher Spiritual Beings. In other words, we must
    • and the only possibility of fulfillment will be if Spiritual Science
    • Spiritual Beings. The decay of a grain of wheat is a very real process.
    • passes into his service and constitutes his power. Through the Spiritual
  • Title: Anthroposophical Ethics ... St. Francis, Lecture III
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    • to full spiritual knowledge and experience were always
    • awakened within him. It is especially the task of Spiritual
    • developing the consciousness or spiritual soul [Since
    • Consciousness Soul to Spiritual Soul. – Ed]
    • The spirit-self will only come into prominence in the sixth age of
    • to think with greater readiness of what is spiritual and to
    • spiritual science. Wisdom is the fuel for interest and we may
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Mankind.
    • spiritual powers. And that which drew mankind closer to the
    • divine spiritual powers, was instinctive wisdom.
    • which originally was instinctive, which was only spiritual,
    • independent of the divine spiritual powers. Hence we see that
    • counteracted by a spiritual conception of the world, so that
    • Consciousness or Spiritual-Soul. When we consider the fourth
    • chief virtue of the Spiritual-Soul. Again they comprehended
    • Spiritual-Soul. The Spiritual-Soul consists in man's becoming
    • body is primarily the instrument of the Spiritual-Soul, and
    • has developed for the building up of the Spiritual-soul can
    • is the virtue of the Spiritual-Soul. Regarding this virtue we
    • for great spiritual truths. Although Anthroposophy is still
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    • primeval earth language could only be comprehended by spiritual
    • regions descended in a spiritual manner to the human earth
    • from the spirit world through birth into the physical world. He
    • of a psycho-spiritual existence during his sojourn on earth.
    • Golgotha, and then in a spirit body, like the ancient teachers
    • infinitely more spiritual way through intuitive knowledge, that
    • because it is the most material, the spiritual remains
    • the brain and the rhythmic system — absorb the spiritual;
    • perceive the psycho-spiritual nature as such, quite separate
    • These two — the spiritual and material perceptions —
    • new knowledge, acquired in a purely spiritual way. When
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    • of Spiritual Economy and was published in German as Das Christentum
    • der spirituellen Ökonomie, The Principles of Spiritual Economy
    • Spiritual Science, Goetheanum, Class One. No person is held
    • spiritual-scientific world-view, what we could give in the
    • among other things, spiritual science is intended to give:
    • shall be able to coordinate the spiritual lines and forces
    • soul-spiritual development which will be attained by the normal
    • their development in higher, more spiritual regions, who, in
    • human body. A spiritual being who descends thus into a human
    • gather from the spirit of all the lectures given here, is the
    • spiritual sphere of our super-sensible world — this Being
    • mentioned at the beginning that there is also a spiritual
    • own etheric body was also preserved in the spiritual world; for
    • special mission — in somewhat the way a spiritually
    • etheric body was preserved in the spiritual world, so that it
    • able to point to such facts: to facts of a spiritual nature
    • Avatar-being the essential soul-spiritual members of the
    • appeared Who is known as Christ Jesus; that other spiritual
    • be the planetary Spirit of the Earth. And because the most
    • spiritual scientists: namely, that as long as people
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    • from the point of view of a truly spiritual knowledge will be
    • — or by my account any spiritual being — could
    • to enter into true, exact spiritual research. For there is
    • from spiritual science and not from philosophical speculation,
    • the human being when he, as a spiritual investigator, has first
    • the objective spiritual world. Thus
    • the spiritual researcher has arrived at the level I have
    • spiritual world, and he is gradually within the spiritual
    • of the soul the objective spiritual world is revealed.
    • There is now revealed nothing spiritual, but through the outer
    • simultaneous spiritual world events, one's own spiritual and
    • accepted, purely spiritual-soul beings. The existence of the
    • Spiritual science in the sense meant here
    • stage of spiritual knowledge by which we can climb to the
    • spiritual knowledge asserted here who is not fully familiar
    • against the pain, then he will learn as a spiritual researcher
    • caught in a higher world if you are a spiritual researcher, for
    • sacrifice to the other, in the spiritual world and also in the
    • scale by the spiritualized, refined level of love. Our ego is
    • earth life as it was before this purely spiritual-soul life.
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • audience with the kind of issues investigated by spiritual
    • science, for example, our relation to the spiritual world,
    • of spiritual investigation will become apparent. These
    • lectures will also deal — from a spiritual-scientific
    • demonstrate that spiritual science is not a mere theory, but
    • on which only spiritual science can throw light. Later
    • Existence in the Light of Spiritual Science”;
    • aspect. The results of spiritual-scientific investigation can
    • by spiritual-scientific investigation, and the significance
    • regard it on a par with spiritism, as something
    • to understand every religion and spiritual aspiration. Every
    • civilization, are to receive the impulse for true spiritual
    • conflict between the world outlook of spiritual science and
    • the great religions. Spiritual science, while resting on its
    • apparent that spiritual science reflects an aspect of all of
    • them. Far from wanting to become another religion, spiritual
    • objectively consider why spiritual science would neither wish
    • is past for founding new religions. Spiritual truths can no
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • with knowledge provided by spiritual research we delve into
    • described in exact terms by means of modern spiritual
    • spiritual scientific methods. Whatever legends have to say
    • but from that of spiritual science. It will be a help if
    • spiritual science that the world accessible to our five
    • of a spiritual world hidden behind it. This hidden world is
    • expression of the spiritual world above it. The physical
    • world is therefore not complete to the spiritual researcher,
    • spirit world behind it, just as when looking at a human face
    • recognizes them as an expression of the soul and spirit
    • spiritual researcher does in regard to the whole world. The
    • Spiritual science has often pointed to the fact that human
    • possess. Spiritual science recognizes in wisdom something
    • spiritual knowledge. This will happen more and more
    • Spiritual
    • expression of the life of spirit behind it. It is the
    • Spiritual science maintains that what thus surrounds us can
    • physiognomic expression in the blood. Once the spiritual
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • understand the birth of tragedy out of the Spirit of ancient
    • learned through spiritual research to look back into earlier
    • today's subject. We shall consider in the sense of spiritual
    • science the connection between suffering and spirituality
    • Spiritual
    • originated from the spirit, whereas the materialistic view
    • only sees spirit where it appears as a kind of crown on
    • the spirit from the corporeal. When the spiritual researcher
    • looks at the way spirit first appears in the natural world,
    • preceding two lectures that in the light of spiritual science
    • physical or bodily nature, but also of soul and spirit. What
    • can be perceived physically, spiritual science maintains is
    • nature, which no other earthly being possesses. Spiritual
    • spiritual science know that the “I” of a human
    • being will develop out of itself what is termed: Spirit Self
    • or Manas; Life Spirit or Buddhi; and Spirit Man or Atma, an
    • individual's essential spirit being. This is all mentioned
    • spiritual investigator sees the human being as a fourfold
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IV: The Origin of Evil
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • light of spiritual science.
    • especially. Spiritual science is the first to show that to
    • Spiritual
    • place through which the spiritual eyes and ears are opened.
    • spiritual vision, for the new clairvoyance is the fruit of
    • worlds. The task of the human soul is to spiritualize sense
    • spiritualized, and no longer needs a physical body, he will
    • attain spiritual leadership and work on a new planet from
    • that planet. The human bodily nature, forsaken by the spirit,
    • to the highest spiritualized love. Untold numbers of beings
    • to the highest spiritual love, but all love, the highest as
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • spiritual scientific movement began its activity some thirty
    • spiritual worlds, but to make spiritual knowledge available
    • solve not only spiritual but also everyday practical
    • benefit more from spiritual research than education, because
    • by the intellect is for spiritual science only part of their
    • The spiritual investigator's research is not based on
    • the second member of a person's being. It is a spiritual
    • someone who has developed the spiritual faculties that
    • so is it surrounded after birth by spiritual sheaths related
    • to spiritual realms. The child is enveloped by an etheric and
    • to itself was attached to it, from which spiritual currents
    • should, according to spiritual science, avoid all education
    • Spiritual
    • that spiritual investigation throws light even on practical
    • beings were spiritual beings and had come down to earth from
    • a spiritual world. Pommerland was the Land of spiritual
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Illness and Death
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • into account if we are to understand the mind of a spirit
    • is Schopenhauer's pessimistic view. He makes the Earth-Spirit
    • or spiritual science, would wish to contribute to present-day
    • other sciences, spiritual science cannot speak in such an
    • beings, it is important to bear in mind that, as spiritual
    • the “I.” From the viewpoint of spiritual science,
    • spiritual-scientific viewpoint, you will realize that the
    • happens spiritually that is similar to what happens
    • teeth the spiritual forces of the ether world act on the
    • that is, not yet born from their spiritual sheaths.
    • closely, you will realize, even without spiritual sight, that
    • Spiritual
    • spiritual science wishes to bring to humanity. Many will see
    • they are from spiritual knowledge, can be dangerous! We have
    • one can argue about; it acts as a spiritual power of healing,
    • Spiritual
    • science knows that the spirit creates the physical;
    • therefore, when spiritual forces work upon the ether body,
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • Education and Spiritual Science
    • on the whole a valuable spiritual foundation, but it must be
    • Spiritual
    • spirit were differently constituted. Their consciousness
    • spiritual world. The will that flowed through their limbs was
    • developing through soul and spirit to ever higher levels. The
    • which great spiritual teachers have appeared among men. Buddha,
    • those days, the influence of the spiritual world was much
    • this period of the child's life conveys the spirit of the
    • rich imaginative pictures. The spiritual behind the
    • living fingers. Vigorous spiritual forces are to be
    • direct connection with life. The spirit of nature, in other
    • conviction, will also be able to convey religion. The spirit
    • must feel that he or she belongs to a spiritual world-order
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
    • Insanity from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • Spiritual
    • something about so-called spiritual or mental illness. The
    • name is actually misleading; one cannot speak of the spirit
    • expression of the Earth-Spirit's sadness or cheerfulness. For
    • is a poetic notion. The spirit of the earth is the foundation
    • Everything material is a condensed spirit just as ice is
    • matter be transformed into spirit.
    • that the spiritual, by transforming itself, adapts to the
    • from a spiritual scientific viewpoint, has much of interest
    • The spirit
    • reflections of the spirit in the physical. Consequently, it
    • Nothing is more remote from concentrated spirit than shadowy
    • spirit, albeit not our spirit — whereas passionate,
    • spirit, and are capable of driving out the distorted images
    • so-called spiritual or mental illnesses, natural and
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • Spiritual
    • Knowledge of the spirit has always existed. It has been
    • are capable of developing spiritual forces of greater
    • holiness; it was felt that the Holy Spirit was the wholly
    • healthy spirit that united itself with mankind's soul to
    • the one least understood. Spiritual knowledge guides the
    • that through spiritual science egoistical wishes should be
    • which fostered spiritual knowledge. In the region where
    • healing, which they practiced by combining their spiritual
    • insight with knowledge of matter. When spiritual knowledge is
    • absorbed, healing forces are absorbed also. Spiritual science
    • person might as well know nothing about spiritual science if
    • inner being must be steeped in spiritual science; one must
    • but even more consider the how." Spiritual science is rightly
    • understood if it is assimilated like a spiritual food, and
    • Spiritual
    • as the expression of soul-spiritual universal life. Just as
    • the expression of the soul and spirit in human beings, when
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • Spiritual Science
    • spirit-light, existing in the eternal world, that created our
    • spiritual eyes and continually does so. Therefore,
    • pleasure in what is beautiful, artistic and spiritual, will
    • spiritual world where everything the “I” has
    • his sojourn in Spirit Land.
    • to spiritual sight, are not part of a person's own nature,
    • spiritual science we can gain insight into what would be done
    • nutrition it must be realized that there exists a spiritual
    • chemical components; spiritually it is related to the child.
    • It is evident from spiritual research that the milk issues
    • with a pure spiritual delight in the world, for these are
    • Those with spiritual insight have always regarded this age as
    • his life of thoughts and feelings of a spiritual nature comes
    • more spiritual. All this is certainly greatly enhanced and
    • take note of this fact from the point of view of spiritual
    • attaining spiritual insight and developing spiritual
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • gain even elementary knowledge of this spiritual stream that
    • faculties enable a person to look into the spiritual world
    • an expression of the spiritual world of which it is a
    • knowledge of the spiritual world is attained. An individual
    • who genuinely strives to attain knowledge of the spirit
    • The human spirit is certainly capable of penetrating nature's
    • conscientiousness and devotion to Truth in spiritual
    • highest secrets of nature and the spiritual world, to that
    • The spiritual
    • members is apparent to spiritual research, though not to the
    • wonderful spiritual knowledge, and also the method whereby
    • to perceive and to investigate the spiritual world.
    • method developed by the Rishis, the great spiritual teachers
    • recognize that spiritual research and its achievements are in
    • be the right method of initiation into spiritual life. When
    • training that applies to spiritual scientific training,
    • to be an initiate. Spiritual knowledge and scholarship have
    • to enter spiritual realms. A person who is inclined to see
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • Steiner demonstrates in these lectures that spiritual science is not
    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • spiritual-scientific viewpoint is impermissible. Other
    • in his nature of which the observer with spiritual insight is
    • spiritual worlds. Properly understood, mysticism, far from
    • can indeed be discussed from the highest spiritual scientific
    • This happens irrespective of whether the spiritual realm a
    • When spiritual
    • indicated by spiritual science. This inner awareness linked
    • him to spiritual science and to all genuine mysticism. He
    • but also all spiritual and cultural streams within various
    • Spiritual
    • nothing is known save what spiritual science has to say.
    • descended from spiritual heights and let their essence stream
    • his whole tribe, when the folk spirit was still regarded as a
    • deep conviction of the reality of spiritual life. Richard
    • existence of a spiritual world behind the physical. You must
    • artistic impulse developed according to spiritual laws, as a
    • spiritual world behind the physical, one is aware also of
    • meaning, is aware that this legend expresses a spiritual
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • riddles of life such as our relation to the spiritual world, evolution,
    • lecture, [ unknown reference ] we discussed spiritual science
    • today is known to every educated person. From the spiritual
    • spiritual science, in particular those concerned with the
    • lecture, go straight to the subject from the spiritual
    • the Bible had been inspired by a higher spiritual source.
    • interpret the Bible in the light of spiritual science. The
    • short of tragic. Spiritual scientific explanations are
    • spiritual scientific explanations is in effect like saying:
    • Spiritual
    • oppose spiritual science. Rejection of true explanations is
    • "Blessed are those who are beggars of the spirit, for within
    • and disposition of the spiritual scientist than this passage
    • by the inner disposition of the spiritual scientist? We mean
    • our being, our spirituality. What builds our body comes from
    • from the spirit that lives, and always did live all about us.
    • spirit, is a drop from the sea of the all-encompassing
    • Universal Spirit. As the drop of water is of the same
    • them and human beings are themselves spiritual. Furthermore,
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    • determined by organic laws. Some of them, upon which the spirit
    • guarantee for a later resurrection of the spiritual impact through
    • spiritual ur-source, so that by going through the coldness of
    • spirit.
    • reveal to us the spirit which strives hidden behind it and was once
    • fire-spirit of the helper sent in the time of need.
    • the impulse for freedom and responsibility to the spirit.
    • spirit, must pass a trial. Such a self-desired trial always calls
    • must be revealed. On such trials often fail the attempts of spiritual
    • spiritual world. It was a call delivered to humanity – followed
    • third time, it is taken back to the spiritual world for a long time.
    • no echo. This was the second time. It concerns purely spiritual
    • something completely new, something born from the spirit of that new
    • has thought about this difference. Therefore the spiritual powers
    • spiritual task should develop, a task which is to result in a
    • spiritual method of working and in its results.
    • own recognition of our spiritual stream, and thereby the sovereignty
    • and the independence of all spiritual striving, which is an absolute
    • exist in the spiritual world – as interpreter of what is to be
    • within our spiritual movement will be placed with the corresponding
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    • Divine-Spiritual causes the spirit-filled breath to stream continuously
    • weaves in a spirit element or music and picture. It is released from the
    • breath and woven together with the spiritual in the world. The Self is now
    • but in the environing world of spirit. The Eastern man once experienced the
    • world in himself, and in his spiritual life today he has the echo of this.
    • The Eastern man had the spiritual experience as religion, art, and science
    • in complete unity. He made sacrifices to his spiritual-divine Beings. As a
    • through which the Divine-Spiritual lived in art. And out of the beautiful
    • manifestations of the Spirit there flowed science.
    • of the spirit and inspired piety in the artistically inspired man. There
    • independent mistress of its own field in man's soul. Thus did the spiritual
    • discovered the world of spirit immersed In knowledge. But he longed to see
    • Whoever follows him in the spirit may find a religiously Intimate knowledge
    • in his cold knowledge the spiritual-divine streaming forth below him and
    • lived a lesser manifestation of what he experienced as spirit in utter
    • of spirit the power to give the strength of existence to Maja, and if the
    • the Spirit at work in his ideology, then will understanding come about
    • lofty spirituality. This spirituality, laid hold upon in thought, pulsated
    • inner nature of man the life of the spiritual world. The man of the East
    • lives today in the echoes of this lofty spirituality. The eye of his
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    • created, which uplifted heart and spirit, such as the
    • To-day all that arises through the spirit is judged in
    • the spiritual life of the West, we now admire Socrates, and
    • rich spiritual life existed in the East, even before the time
    • not the first stages of spiritual life of the East, for these
    • ancient spiritual life.
    • instreaming of divine-spiritual powers. Thus it was quite a
    • — were the field of action used by the divine-spiritual
    • of human evolution the divine-spiritual beings on earth
    • divine-spiritual beings directed their activities. When the
    • divine-spiritual beings.
    • thoughts, in the form of an inspiration. The divine-spiritual
    • might be said: At that time, the divine-spiritual beings still
    • divine-spiritual world and the earthly world. But this was only
    • part of his soul, the spiritual element of his Ego, were then
    • divine-spiritual deeds.
    • Earlier he had experienced these divine-spiritual deeds in
    • great majority of men, the gods, the spiritual beings, were, so
    • express this by saying that out of the former purely spiritual
    • contemplation of divine-spiritual beings a belief in ghosts
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    • transformed into Manas, Buddhi and Atma, or into Spirit Self,
    • Life-Spirit and Spirit-Man. Jesus of Nazareth was a Chela of
    • Fire-Spirits had the same rank which human beings now have upon
    • as higher Beings, as Lunar Pitris or Moon-Spirits, that had
    • Fire-Spirits, who are one degree higher than the Lunar Pitris.
    • The Fire-Spirits have reached a very high stage of
    • past, the human soul was an integral part of higher Spiritual
    • coming from above, from the spiritual worlds. In the spiritual
    • Moon-Spirits, whose stage of development was one degree higher
    • they came from a common spiritual chorus. All those who had
    • come from a common source. From the Moon-Spirits man had
    • received the Spirit-Self and this enabled him to become an
    • something which man could not obtain from the Moon Spirits,
    • Fire-Spirit. Many Fire-spirits had developed upon the Sun and
    • spirits. One of these Fire-Spirits was called upon to pour out
    • his being upon the whole of mankind. A Spirit who belonged to
    • Fire-Spirits, the Buddhi, or the Spirit of Life. But in the
    • ripe enough to receive this from the Sun-Spirit.
    • Spirit Self, but this only lived in them in a very weak form.
    • The Buddhi or Life-Spirit soared above every human being — it
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    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • The Spiritual Union of Humanity through the Christ Impulse,
    • dear friends, many secrets of the spiritual world must first be
    • know that spiritual processes are interwoven with all the
    • soul-spiritual essence weaves and works in the mysterious
    • are therefore convinced that spiritual forces and influences
    • lifeless object we can see a soul-element, a spiritual
    • element, so that we can also speak of a soul and spirit
    • spiritual science we must first look upon it as an independent
    • earth. But spiritual science teaches us to observe the thoughts
    • spiritual science we therefore say; Two cycles interpenetrate
    • consciousness soul, the Spirit-Self, and still higher stages of
    • the Cosmic New Year. If the birth of spiritual knowledge lives
    • approach of a messenger from the spiritual world, revealing to
    • is deeply rooted in the spiritual mysteries.
    • spiritual science. Let us unfold within our heart that
    • winter night we hear the message of the Sun-Spirit's descent to
    • attitude towards the aims of our spiritual knowledge; these
    • mysteries pursued, by spiritual Beings who surge and weave
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    • the side of what is called here anthroposophical spiritual science.
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    • the spirit-self. The spleen is even directly the organ of the spirit-self.
    • It enters fully into the spiritual realm. Only one must be able to stand.
    • it. Most people cannot take the real spiritual element. Therefore they
    • activity that is spiritual, but become “spleeny”. In reverse,
    • a spirit which, instead of going into the head, twists itself into the
    • which points directly towards the spirit, for which the spleen is the
    • that one must follow the spirit into the outmost ramifications of matter.
    • enthusiast, one who receives strength from the spiritual world through
    • permeated by the spirit, who does not want to do any thinking. There
    • does not fructify the high spiritual nature of the spleen. But this
    • through and through permeated by spirit. This is something one also
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    • into the spiritual world, ours is indeed the time of an important transition.The
    • During the epochs in which a spiritual world was still spoken of truthfully
    • one can acquire as knowledge in our time through spiritual research.
    • if one deepens more and more the study of spiritual science. You may
    • say: spiritual science, Anthroposophy — there also I read only
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • look outside of what we call spiritual science. Only the
    • background spiritual science can give will enable you to
    • people — a pastor gave a speech opposing our spiritual
    • spiritual life, about an aspect of theosophy that completely
    • have often emphasized, that spiritual science does not in the
    • spiritual level, had been lost. It now has to emerge again
    • was inspired by the spiritual world. But it came about that the
    • doesn't it? Through an act of grace from the spiritual world
    • world. This feeling for perceiving the world spiritually had to
    • the human being. Anyone who knows nothing about spiritual
    • spiritual realm we often have the opposite of what exists on
    • regard to the spiritual aspect can look quite different. Not
    • where one would have to say that on the spiritual level there
    • something special in the spiritual world, something that
    • spiritual world. In short, the clairvoyant person may have seen
    • happiness in the spiritual world and at the same time shower
    • spiritual world requires their having this experience here on
    • spiritual one, may necessarily belong together.
    • general statement that there is a spiritual world underlying
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    • sense of spiritual science. For it is a very trivial thing to
    • spiritual world, as indicated in the legend, when it tells us
    • spiritual world, when our souls are stimulated to do a
    • preceding one. But we are also within the spiritual world. In
    • to start with, are only words for real spiritual facts. And the
    • real spiritual facts are the deeds of Lucifer and Ahriman. In a
    • does this happen? We shall not progress with our spiritual
    • point of view for a spiritual scientist. He learns to
    • of spiritual science. We are now living in earth existence, a
    • divine spirits have left behind. And they have remained in
    • behind. What is happening now in nature is spiritual, and we do
    • the spiritual realm matters are very different. So you must
    • spiritual world, this latter event being the other half of the
    • that it has a hidden spiritual content in addition to the
    • spiritually that belongs to the outer event and is of immensely
    • experienced in the spiritual world may be infinitely more
    • atonement, and so on, if we add the spiritual aspect to the
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture III: Three Teachers with Different Attitudes
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    • studied the sort of thing people call spiritual science. And I
    • accordance with spiritual science we have to say that the first
    • clinging to the past, like Lucifer does, who, on a spiritual
    • the spirit of becoming, the spirit of development. When he
    • possibly to be found in the spiritual world. If we merely trace
    • have to grasp this with what you have acquired from spiritual
    • spirit, we cannot find the causes of human actions at all,
    • (Of Central European Cultural and Spiritual Life),
    • individual being originating in the spiritual world comes from
    • down in us centuries before, and unites them on a spiritual
    • spiritual world and uniting with the physical being as a kind
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • actually enter forces we sense as coming from the spiritual
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity,
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity
    • impulses from the spiritual world. In one passage it is
    • spiritual world. However, that does not exclude the utmost
    • purely external physical necessity and spiritual
    • we can do it another way. We can follow the spiritual
    • conception of Faust arose out of the spiritual problems
    • like the kind of thing that came down from the spiritual world
    • impulses that came from the spiritual world to the
    • within him through looking down from the spiritual world. For
    • nothing but spiritual necessity.” These things cannot be
    • spiritual beings above human beings. With them the intention
    • is ready for spiritual science ought to take it up. Nobody is
    • say, we become acquainted with spiritual necessity, thereby
    • into a spiritual necessity we ought to become more and more
    • By uniting ourselves with the spirit that streams through the
    • thus free ourselves through our knowledge of spiritual
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    • us take another look at one of our basic truths of spiritual
    • spiritual science has been successful — there will be
    • something more, something of an etheric-spiritual nature,
    • the truths of spiritual science. People who do understand these
    • efforts to do the exercises of spiritual science in order to
    • coming from spiritual science for the invigorating and
    • is actually as follows. What has to be developed by spiritual
    • he were to approach nature as spiritual science does, he would
    • spiritual science, he falls down just like a somnambulist who
    • moment they accept what spiritual science says about the outer
    • approached on the spiritual plane. Now these dreamers had
    • This means giving people spiritual science that, far from
    • making the soul drunk, awakens the soul to spiritual
    • have said before that if we offer the challenge of spiritual
    • familiarize himself with the impulses coming from spiritual
    • awaken his soul to the ideals of spiritual science, yet you
    • if you bring spiritual science to someone who is completely
    • spiritual science is familiar to them but still undigested, and
    • ought to acquire ideas and knowledge about spiritual
    • necessity. If it can come about that spiritual science brings
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  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • their spiritual life before birth with what one might call a
    • spiritual world a kind of meeting takes place between the
    • souls of those just dead, who are returning to the spiritual
    • spiritual world men have had before they die act forcibly
    • feeling of the link with the spiritual world still lingers,
    • death into the world of spirit, man can therefore receive
    • concerned themselves with conceptions of the spiritual world.
    • who have died having gained ideas of the spiritual world in
    • and more intensive. Those rising into the spiritual world,
    • earth with a deep spiritual antipathy to the civilization and
    • that the desire for a spiritual civilization in the hearts
    • spiritual life. It is just when we tried to find the verb
    • world and the world of the spirit. These things give a
    • literature of spiritual science which I have tried to put
    • mutually clarified. And a real understanding of the spirit
    • to another. Take for example the one word spirit! Anyone who
    • be speaking of spirit, spirit, spirit. Take the word
    • still more concrete character: Spiritus, which is
    • you cannot conceive a Spiritus, can you? That is the
    • fundamental concrete conception. But “Spirit
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    • Spiritual Science, and therefore those interested in
    • Spiritual Science have a special inducement to regard this
    • question from out of a Spiritual Scientific standpoint. For
    • interested in Spiritual Science into the sphere of the social
    • spiritual culture of the future. An imaginative spiritual
    • so to speak, the culminating point of abstract spiritual
    • culture, that spiritual culture which everywhere works
    • tell themselves, that what really has to do with spiritual
    • opposed to all life of the Spirit, indeed it is its opposite.
    • such will be felt as gifts from the spiritual world. They
    • arbitrary manner, but in the sense of a great spiritual
    • spirit which has as its prime task for the future to develop
    • spiritual organisation. The life of Inspiration which will
    • respect to the soul-spiritual life of mankind from what it is
    • before the time of these spirits! Take the Adelung
    • favorable way is impossible, for the life of the Spirit would
    • experiences that have been going through in the spiritual
    • spiritual world some disposition that it mingles with what
    • he brings from the spiritual world. But that is the only
    • thing in language that is really spiritual. Actually the one
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • emphasised here that when the truths of Spiritual Science are put into
    • misunderstanding of the knowledge and conceptions of Spiritual Science.
    • spiritual depth, that statements concerning Spiritual Science are made
    • when the facts of Spiritual Science are given out to say: “How
    • from which, particularly at the present time, the knowledge Spiritual
    • arising in this way we may include the belief that Spiritual Science
    • personalities outside the pale of Spiritual Science. Here too lies mere
    • misunderstanding. Spiritual scientists who seriously and adequately pay
    • there is often a refusal to enter upon concrete knowledge of the spiritual
    • world, recognition of the spiritual
    • best they allow that a spiritual world can be disclosed by means of
    • where there is any question of penetrating to the spiritual world in
    • actual experience. This aversion to spiritual reality is a characteristic
    • the ground of spiritual Science.
    • the spiritual scientist is indeed able really to appreciate the direction
    • is estimable in this thought. But the rejection of the really spiritual
    • became alive to the fact that it is necessary to turn to the spirit,
    • will only be recognised aright if one is endowed by Spiritual Science with
    • still taking the standpoint that must be taken in Spiritual Science.
    • An inferior spirit may decide differently in this matter, may perhaps
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • with some particular spiritual stream. For you have seen that it is
    • a question of spiritual events that lie at the basis of the physical
    • here and there into the spiritual life of mankind. You must really be
    • away the many hindrances to which the adherent of such a spiritual revolution
    • how man, just by standing on the ground of Spiritual Science, can be
    • absolutely objective towards other spiritual streams, how he certainly
    • has no need to misjudge other spiritual streams. From this standpoint
    • opponents of the endeavours of Spiritual scientists today is not to
    • basis of Spiritual Science, the broad base on which it stands, they
    • is rare. What as Spiritual Science, according to how we understand it,
    • spiritual scientist that an orthodox Catholic may pronounce if he has
    • reason to assume this spiritual scientist to be an unintelligent reader
    • mean by Spiritual Science is its being pantheistic. One of the chief
    • Spiritual Science is Pantheism.
    • today, is to put in its place the concrete spiritual world of which
    • Spiritual Science speaks. It is naturally not intended, on the part
    • of phenomena there is spirit, spirit, spirit. I have always called your
    • plants. Spiritual Science goes straight to the individual, concrete
    • spiritual beings and does not speak in the pantheistic general may about
    • the spirit. Another characteristic of Pantheism lies in saying: Pantheism
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
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    • for once call up before our souls some results of Spiritual Science
    • his real bearings by starting on the path to the spirit. He must decide
    • be described by pointing to the way in which an on-rolling spiritual
    • evolution of the Spirits of Personality.
    • manner of Spiritual Science we keep in mind this particular state of
    • today, according to the outlook of Spiritual Science, how man when he
    • is observed according to the way of Spiritual Science. You see, on one
    • have come from the spiritual world through birth. I have entered this
    • in the spiritual realm? Why have I been enticed down to earth at all?
    • not there. To put it bluntly, in the time just before birth in the spiritual
    • are looking at beings exiled from the spiritual world, from the regions
    • is found when we go through death and enter directly into the spiritual
    • exiles from the spiritual world, banished out of the spiritual world,
    • is first perceived by us when we pass into the spiritual world through
    • is missing, that what is missing has run away from the spiritual world;
    • will not advance to a spiritual comprehension of the world, then connection
    • the spiritual world, so that through the recognition of the spiritual
    • penetrate to the sphere of the spirit so that he learns to understand
    • the spiritual world which will be revealed in our time by a special
    • is an objective necessity for man to turn to the spiritual world in
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • what hinders modern man from coming to recognition of the spiritual
    • world, as it must be understood through the spiritual knowledge of Anthroposophy,
    • recognition of the spirit is concerned, and lack of interest about the
    • actual form of the spiritual life. Now today I should like to go into
    • concerning Spiritual Science. If I may say so, through the fact that
    • understanding of the things of the spiritual world today, in a certain
    • from the spiritual world. And with the courage and interest to receive
    • permits, into the spiritual world. Already today it is necessary, and
    • spiritual world, to learn to understand it with sound human intelligence
    • in the way the spiritual world is spoken of in Spiritual Science. How
    • far man can become ripe to look into the spiritual world himself is
    • the things of the spiritual world simply through his sound human intelligence,
    • be prepared to accept, what is derived from Spiritual Science? And something
    • of the spiritual world actually look like when this world is entered
    • by the spiritual investigator. In former times the Initiates were allowed
    • to speak of a great deal about the spiritual world that was different
    • spiritual world before his soul is ripe to do so. Today this can indeed
    • is the last thing to bother about if one wants to understand the spiritual
    • by penetrating directly to the spiritual world in a way that they imagine
    • This preference for actually penetrating into the spiritual world without
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
    • accordance with Spiritual Science, we should not fail to notice that
    • by what is spiritual.
    • we try to grasp a spiritual event spiritually that we arrive at area
    • what creates the special relation of Spiritual Science to the Mystery
    • of Golgotha is that Spiritual Science will establish the Mystery of
    • of Golgotha must be understood spiritually as a spiritual event. And
    • it is only through spiritual understanding of the Mystery at Golgotha
    • (see The Spiritual Guidance of Mankind)
    • only to the spiritual worlds.
    • described and was then permeated by the spirit of the Christ; as Christ-Jesus
    • idea that for human perception the divine-spiritual is in some way to
    • is living in this nature as divine and spiritual. We see this in those
    • able to grasp the divine spiritual, in visions, in atavistic clairvoyance.
    • to grasp the divine spiritual. But everywhere we see man as a heathen
    • perception of the divine spiritual within nature.
    • divine spiritual impulse, this divine spiritual impulse remains without
    • is permeated through and through by a moral tone. There a spiritual
    • that such a refinement of spirituality, such a height in the conceptual
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 6: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
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    • last weeks but all through her spiritual striving, her wonderful spiritual
    • towards the spiritual region
    • and will use every moment possible to be together in spirit with one
    • with in the spirit of our world conception, in times when the friend
    • of man was more spiritual than it is today. And it was this bodily nature
    • this force, for making oneself acquainted with the spiritual world by
    • of the spiritual had sunk to its lowest degree in man's bodily nature.
    • the soul and spirit, a strengthening of the power of soul and spirit,
    • not have been capable of acquiring in his soul and spirit the new strength
    • the spiritual was liberated in full consciousness. But the pupil in
    • the Mysteries was prepared to begin with in such a way that this spiritual
    • a man could really perceive in the spiritual. The great experience undergone
    • by Mystery pupils was that after initiation they knew about the spiritual
    • of the spiritual world.
    • but for the moment the personality of soul and spirit of Goethe. It
    • is absolutely in accordance with Spiritual Science for us to ask the
    • nullify, even where soul and spirit are in question, everything existing
    • mid-Europe grew out of Goetheanism, grasped by soul ant spirit in its
    • this most fruitful of men in his being for all that is spiritual culture.
    • spirit worthy of them one cannot help feeling that should Herman Grimm
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    • means to have advanced in the spiritual scientific fields, that
    • are taken in. Whatever one can call proof of spiritual
    • spiritual worlds through the application of spiritual
    • penetrate the Higher Worlds, how we can with our own spiritual
    • religion, as the heavenly world, the actual spiritual world.
    • the pure spiritual world, Devachan, where you are called again
    • easily explained if the spiritual astral and devachanic worlds,
    • perceived with outer but with inner spiritual organs of the
    • found in the higher, the actual spiritual world, in the
    • spiritual counter-image linked to the world of tone. What is
    • appears as spiritual hearing. This is of course difficult to
    • existing or contradictory feelings of a pure spiritual nature.
    • Here spiritual music can be perceived. The moment this happens,
  • Title: Goethe's Relationship to his 'Faust'
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    • regarding the relationship of the spiritual character of Goethe
    • within the observation regarding Goethe's spiritual character.
    • sign which brings him to conjuring up of the Earth Spirit. Here
    • and spirit.
    • something acquired in this manner from spiritual knowledge, was
    • another sign, which directed him to reveal the Earth Spirit.
    • to those in spirit who, to a certain sense, I might say, in
    • there is the possibility to regain, later, through the spirit,
    • Faust encounters the Earth Spirit in such a form as it appears
    • approach the spirit of revelation, and so we come to that which
    • lives in the soul's depths, and arrive closer to spiritual
    • even you!” The Spirit responds: “You match the
    • spirit you comprehend, not me!” Who then is this spirit
    • Wagner steps in. “You match the spirit ...” —
    • which spirit? Wagner matches him. That is the dramatic knot.
    • striving, spiritual idealist and Wagner hobbles in on the stage
    • to penetrate ever more into what is offered in a spiritual
    • charmed, as Faust does after his oath with the Earth Spirit
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    • appear particularly at the beginning of the path of spiritual
    • physical plane. Thus we speak as it were in a spiritual
    • approach, in the spiritually scientific sense, that which at
    • enter into the spirit of it and researching what has
    • body. We become spiritually larger within, through spreading
    • spiritual scientific experience is valid. It involves the
    • following: out of spiritual scientific experience mankind can
    • effect experienced in a purely spiritual way, bring us to the
    • spiritual scientific experience gives us, which makes it
    • spiritual science learning can't be spared and whoever is on
    • revealed out of the spiritual scientific knowledge.
    • described, at various things in the spiritual scientific fields
    • the anthroposophic spiritual stream. Various things haunt like
    • experienced the spiritual scientific route, will say: Yes, my
    • of view need be given up by the spiritual researcher. He has no
    • from the other side that of a spiritual or a mechanistic or the
  • Title: Eleven kölcsönhatás élők és holtak között
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    • Descriptive Sketches of the Spiritual World, 1. rész,
    • spirituálisan élő tartalom legyen, amellyel a halottak
    • akik velünk a Földön kapcsolatban voltak, spirituális életüket
    • spirituális dolgokkal foglalkoznak, mert akkor a halott
    • spirituális élet hatotta át a lelkeket, a vallásos közösség és
    • kell a spirituális élet ápolásával. Mi is ezzel próbálkozunk.
    • hogy a földi kultúrát spirituális, szellemi gondolatokkal
    • nincsenek spirituális gondolatok, a halott nem tud felesége
    • spirituális gondolatok lennének, vele lehetne. Ez a halottak
    • Valóban nem hiába teremtették meg a világ spirituális létében a
  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture I: The Goetheanum
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    • should be made the centre of the movement for Spiritual Science from
    • building is put before the spiritual culture of the present time may,
    • I have said before in other connections, that if any of the spiritual
    • position Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy claims in the whole development
    • representation of that which is of a spiritual nature, was lacking in
    • entrances into the world of the spirit; it may be entered in the intellectual
    • are afraid of the inpouring of the spiritual, which can only manifest
    • it is this: The realisation that in this age a new spiritual life must
    • for the spreading of this new spiritual life, we cannot but feel that
  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture II: Bau Lecture II
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    • included in the Building itself is in organic union with its spiritual
    • of the idea that if we want to attain to spiritual truth, we can go
    • We must seek here not soul-spiritual indulgence but soul-spiritual activity.
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    • which is unspiritual can scarcely do otherwise than somehow strive for
    • expression, yet the time has come when a spiritualization of our cosmic
    • as in one living being, the spiritual, the psychic and the physical.
    • The spiritual is essentially brought to expression in the forms of the
    • the spirit, out of itself creating form. The psychic finds its manifestation,
    • spiritual above, the physical below. In that which should develop in
    • ego-being of man was not grasped. In the universal spiritual evolution
    • this figure expresses what the spirit of .the age in that very epoch
    • spirit, for a youth who is already Jupiter, which is no longer earth-youth,
    • in its whole nature, portrays the shining-in of the spiritual world
    • of civilisation, those which inspire from the spiritual world that figure
    • that spirituality that must result from the realisation of this dualism,
    • embody the spiritual revelation of the coming 6th post-Atlantean period
    • that which is here inspiring him is more spiritual compared with the
    • physically and physiologically as also in his soul and spirit.
    • the point of view of the spirit: man is continually seeking the balance
    • spiritually. But we must rightly understand man and rightly perceive
    • an untrue mask. When humanity will have reached a certain spiritualisation
    • of great importance that this visible token of Spiritual Science from
    • when we hear that there are to-day men who say: Oh Spiritual Science
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • from a spiritual and from an external, material point of
    • actually only see the ruins of a culture, a spiritual culture
    • historical Faust was placed into an age of decaying spiritual
    • spiritual world through its dealings with nature but no
    • at a different kind of wisdom with regard to the spiritual
    • all that he has become spiritualised. Faust cannot remain
    • into nature in order to reach her spirit, Wagner thinks only
    • of the spirit that comes to him from theories, from
    • taken place in him and he has acquired a certain spiritual
    • Earth-spirit who storms hither and thither in the tumult of
    • see the spirit living and weaving in all things. Then from
    • himself into the living and weaving of the spirit in nature,
    • spiritual. This Faust sees. It goes without saying that
    • simple phenomenon Faust sees also something spiritual.Let us
    • spiritual connection between himself and the poodle, he now
    • spiritually wishes to see. He now returns home to his cell
    • self-knowledge, that is, the life of the spirit in his own
    • stirred in a spiritual way:
    • growls. But let us be quite clear that those are spiritual
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • bear in mind that Goethe's meaning was really of a spiritual
    • that no one has taken it from a spiritual point of view. It
    • certain spiritual connections. Anyone familiar with these
    • written out of understanding for what is spiritual. Anyone
    • is the result of spiritual understanding, or whether he is
    • just thinking out something about spiritual worlds and their
    • would not allow that there was anything spiritual and many of
    • believed that spiritual forces do work through such
    • nothing to do with what is spiritual, but Freemasons were
    • in this way, nothing is irrelevant from a spiritual point of
    • we are dealing with is a spiritual experience coming to Faust
    • and has found Mephistopheles in the spiritual world. And it
    • is in the spiritual world that they wandered together to the
    • this way the Brocken journey is carried out in spirit. It is
    • bodies. This is a genuine spiritual occurrence, represented
    • the very essence of the spiritual world.
    • attention is drawn to how, when we are thus in the spiritual,
    • spiritual beings that we are shown, in the Goethe lets us see
    • what unites him with knowledge of the spiritual world. That
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • within which also flows the stream of Spiritual Science. We
    • will spring up through Spiritual Science. These scenes from
    • of Goethe's his spirit we may now call to our aid the already
    • familiar ideas of Spiritual Science. For, in these ideas, all
    • spirits of men were seeking with infinite enthusiasm for
    • the spiritual world should actually promote caricatures of
    • formulate the divine spiritual dwelling in man's innermost
    • may become conscious of his divine spiritual origin. Fichte
    • spiritual thrust should meet with opposition. Naturally
    • Fichte could not then speak in the concrete way of Spiritual
    • impressions of Spiritual Science. Hence his language has
    • — to even greater degree than is necessary in Spiritual
    • often appears foolish. This is why such a great spirit as
    • were such spirits as Friedrich Schlegel, who energetically
    • particularly, when Spiritual Science can penetrate our
    • about all that was so vividly before their spiritual I people
    • can understand that when such a spirit as Fichte was faced
    • death! — It was a spiritual struggle of the first
    • appreciate the spirit striving after the Absolute. Although
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • contains a kind of culminating point of all that is spiritual
    • spiritual world immediately bordering on our physical
    • spiritual world. And everything said in the book
    • spiritual world, he does not have to be an initiate only, but
    • to point out to the world that there is a spiritual kindom,
    • through great spiritual vision. The whole connection with the
    • what is spiritual. Everything physical is a mere picture of
    • the spiritual.
    • things that bring him near the spiritual worlds. On that
    • realise how Goethe knew that spiritul beings were playing
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • of spiritual science; we are thus gradually led to form real
    • spiritual contemplation, if his state of consciousness was
    • the Spiritual World. Therefore in ancient Greece there was an
    • concrete spiritual shape and form. Into this spiritual form.
    • region. Mephistopheles is really there to work as Spirit in
    • the spiritless world of material events, which above all must
    • have the task to be aware of the aspect of the spiritual
    • lives in it spiritually. Flow often have we spoken of it in
    • spiritual realities, as in Goethe's Faust?
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • recently been showing, inner spiritual connections prevail,
    • have to summon forth from spiritual depths, the opposite
    • to receive the spiritual impulses will then find points of
    • beings those Beings whom I characterised as fallen Spirits of
    • beginning of the work of these Spirits consists precisely in
    • to the Spirits of Darkness who will stand far nearer to man
    • — than did the backward Spirits of the fourth
    • efforts of the backward retrogressive Spirits of Darkness of
    • even from the general teachings of Spiritual Science. And
    • Luciferic spiritual Beings!” They did not say this to them;
    • spiritual.) Yet, for the sake of progress, rebellions always
    • Spiritual World above, as in this case the rivalry of the
    • worked-out, in spiritual realms above. Now in a certain sense
    • the Spiritual World. This is a point where the great riddle
    • reflected image of what happens in the Spiritual World above?
    • And again, how would the Spiritual World, which is the guide
    • Spiritual World stand there if, so to speak, it had nothing
    • spiritual forces, spiritual Powers; and nothing happens that
    • does not happen down from the Spiritual World. And the second
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations in
    • from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
    • achievement I shall add some Spiritual-Scientific
    • truths of Spiritual Science even though these truths did not
    • understanding did not reach up to the truths of Spiritual
    • insight into Spiritual Science. I can do this some other
    • Goethe must have seen certain things in the spiritual world
    • creature points us back to his creators, his spiritual
    • of spiritual chemistry, so to say, we can extract from man
    • particular spiritual creators, on those beings among the
    • spiritual creators we have this stream which I will colour
    • to self-knowledge at the time that the spirits of the
    • why over and over again I emphasise that in Spiritual Science
    • way in which accurately given information about Spiritual
    • few remarks out of the essence of Spiritual Science. Thus
    • and course of your spiritual life. And I have seen that you
    • been obliged to produce a spiritual Greece in your soul,
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • Spiritual Science Considered
    • Goethe himself felt deeply that the spiritual forces,that can
    • with the spiritual, in reality relates only to earthly being
    • Spiritual Science — investigations into worlds unknown
    • evolution, to come to a knowledge of Spiritual Science. There
    • Spiritual Science for many years, and yet am no whit
    • Spiritual Science, but it does not help me forward. — I
    • Spiritual Science brings progress to everyone, even when it
    • does not develop an esoteric life. The thoughts of Spiritual
    • path of anyone beginning to study Spiritual Science, in its
    • those perceptions that flow through spiritual life, when
    • the soul of a spiritual scientist. But if these pictures are
    • analysed according to the guidance Spiritual Science can
    • rightly regarded, throws much light on spiritual secrets. We
    • dreams, but that can lead us into the spiritual world. But we
    • reflections of higher spiritual worlds, fade away from man
    • a personality standing within the spiritual world but only
    • the present can never reach the spiritual at all, but, in
    • Anaxagoras, still preserves the spiritual out of the old
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • a certain outlook suggestive of that of spiritual
    • Goethe's spiritual life. It is only by shedding before the
    • life of spirit contains that this life appears in the right
    • Goethe's spiritual life if this is done from the standpoint
    • of spiritual science. It is not merely that from an
    • unspiritual standpoint we can naturally never find in
    • at it from the point of view of spiritual Science.
    • spiritual life — and not least for the religious life — that
    • driven along the right path into the sphere of the spiritual,
    • in spiritual worlds.
    • ceases with life. And what remains in our soul and spirit
    • do with the world of soul and spirit. Thus, we may say that
    • Goethe's natural science is in accordance with the spiritual,
    • the spirit either ahrimanically luciferically. Theories of
    • this kind darken for the soul and spirit the purity of
    • earth — just through this prepares his spirit to separate
    • spiritual. It is possible, therefore, to say that it was just
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • through it he has penetrated deeply into the spiritual, in
    • is connected with what is spiritual in the universe. It
    • spiritual powers.
    • knowledge of man can only be imparted through true spiritual
    • human soul and spirit when free of the body.
    • nature of the sojourn of soul and spirit outside the body.
    • Imaginations in some degree still approached spiritual
    • when outside the body with his soul and spirit, in highly
    • power to release the soul and spirit from the body was
    • experienced by soul and spirit, sailing over the open sea wan
    • their bodies, and set them in the spiritual cosmos.
    • of soul and spirit where, between falling asleep and waking,
    • existence of soul and spirit. It is in this picture-world
    • the world of so and spirit, then in all earnestness
    • membership of the world of soul and spirit.
    • and seventh. But man's spiritual gaze was mainly fixed on the
    • perception that what is seen spiritually in the spiritual
    • spiritual world the spiritual correlate of the human birth
    • spiritually outside the skin.
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • soul only Homunculus, an elemental spirit who has come to a
    • by man's soul and spirit.What he wishes to ray forth from his
    • body. Hence, true Spiritual Science, true Anthroposophy,
    • echoes of atavistic spiritual vision. And after showing all
    • him, all that surrounds him of a soul and spirit nature.
    • myths developed by the Greek spirit, there is not merely
    • degree, soul and spirit actually free themselves from their
    • of spirit and soul, a counterpart only to be seen outside the
    • to what, in the spiritual connection of nature, is the other
    • develops himself further through Spiritual Science. And
    • recognised that something of soul and spirit lives in the
    • Spiritual Science. He came nearer its further stages when
    • that is demonic, the elemental beings of a spiritual nature,
    • and Marsi are demonic snakes, who draw into the spiritual the
    • the relation of the spiritual world to the world of the
    • spiritual beings from the other side of existence, and how
    • unperceived in its passing. We sink down into a spiritual
    • world, we are submerged in a spiritual world; we wake up,
    • spiritual world in its reality. Then they wake through the
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • artistic creation out of this spiritual life, so that in this
    • as it were, the spiritual language, in which such a work is
    • towards spiritual experience. One of these feelings comes
    • scale from instinct up to the purest spiritual ideals. In all
    • these impulses, from grossest instincts up to spiritual
    • researches of Spiritual Science, and through a spiritual kind
    • pendulum, the balance; in the spiritual, moral sphere, man
    • spiritual world and again sent down; were man not thus
    • taken up into the spiritual world. This is expressed also in
    • Only because the spiritual comes from above and, as it were,
    • spiritual world. We slip into our physical head and cannot
    • this Homunculus is. We come from the spiritual world seeking
    • spiritual world, we have prepared ourselves to understand
    • man. It is not enough that frequently some spirit arises, who
    • people did not enrich themselves with spiritual treasure but
    • pictured the world where men treat even spiritual matters
    • where Spiritual Science speaks of the supersensible knowledge
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    • must be found in the spiritual, in the not-sensible. If one
    • with the supersensible, with the as truly felt spiritual inner
    • spiritual world, as beings who take into themselves and bear
    • within themselves the forces and substances of the spiritual,
    • then we cannot accept ourselves as spiritual human beings at
    • content of our moral-spiritual forces, does not flow out of
    • and bones. We feel them to be coming from a spiritual world,
    • but we experience uncertainty about this whole spiritual world
    • out of the most intimate spiritual inner life as the content of
    • spiritual impulses as working in the world, when he must think
    • spiritual elemental force, what now must also be in the world,
    • might say in the spiritual realm it is just the same as with
    • me something of an independent soul-spiritual life over against
    • activity. If one wants to become a spiritual scientist and not
    • cultivated by the investigator of spirit. One usually believes,
    • spiritual investigation is something where man gives himself up
    • which is here called spiritual investigation should not raise
    • something. — What the spiritual investigator alleges is
    • while the spiritual scientist must first develop his own inner
    • touchstone and test whether this spiritual investigation is an
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    • strive to illuminate from the basis of spiritual science
    • because perhaps through spiritual science the right light may
    • piece for the inspirations of higher, spiritual beings. This
    • post-Atlantean time could speak of lofty spiritual truths. We
    • can ask ourselves in which spiritual regions these Rishis moved
    • certainly knew how to speak about the highest spiritual Beings
    • in front of the spiritual worlds drew to a close. The number of
    • people who were capable of making observations in the spiritual
    • spirit, which stands behind the physical, according to which
    • spiritual. This was not to be looked at as something
    • representative of the spiritual, but there had to be a clear
    • understanding that the spiritual was to be sought in the
    • spiritual, and only a few could do this spiritual research.
    • talking of images, spiritual images, of the supersensible. They
    • their people of an actual, spiritual, good being, who they
    • the dark spirit: Ahriman. This was presented in a
    • to imagine him for themselves as a spiritual light Being.
    • who had to prepare the great event through which the spiritual,
    • the spiritual, were of the physical world, borrowed from the
    • builder and those were the temple priests, the spiritual guides
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    • spiritual theme, a theme which, through Anthroposophy, shows
    • Spiritual scientific knowledge is quite different to teachings
    • of outer science. When we allow spiritual knowledge to really
    • things into the preceding spiritual events. When we allow
    • spiritual events to work through the soul, we become warm,
    • that which weaves throughout the entire world as spirit and
    • arises: When spiritual sciences says that everything in the
    • world is spirit-penetrated, then we can argue that suffering,
    • what spiritual research and spiritual knowledge has to say
    • thoughts, that the plants could posses something spiritual,
    • stone could contain something spiritual.
    • don't take into account spiritual scientific research, you can
    • spiritual knowledge. Occult science offers us quite a different
    • we could say: what do we get from spiritual scientific research
    • It already has an account of spiritual-soul facts of great
    • feel that it is indeed so, what is said by spiritual science.
    • what it means when spiritual science considers not a single
    • think that, what we call the “I” (Ich) in spiritual
    • spirit and can penetrate all. So our earth becomes a living
    • take cognisance of this spiritual being and we learn that it
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  • Title: Haeckel, "The Riddle of the Universe," Theosophy
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    • bear upon the development of spiritual life is bound to
    • century a totally different spiritual attitude prevailed from
    • of that old spiritualism which is clearly conscious that,
    • lurks something spiritual to be sought for. Haeckel has again
    • What we have to do is to attune ourselves to the spirit, the
    • aspiration towards a spiritual life.
    • centuries, a time when a greater spiritual sensitiveness
    • as to furnish proofs positive of the working of the spirit in
    • discoveries in natural science the supremacy of spirit would
    • humanity. By this means everything of a spiritual nature became
    • spiritual consciousness working side by side with his
    • Spirit, nor do I deny Life: I only want people to observe that
    • shows plainly enough that Haeckel possesses a spiritual as well
    • how active is the Spirit in the moulding of the form, where, to
    • learnt from that; we may learn how to acquire spiritually
    • man. He who understands how to add the Spirit to what is
    • an assembly of natural scientists and medical men, the spirit
    • spiritual being.” At that time, owing to a lack of
    • the spirituality that transcends it, because he lacks precisely
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  • Title: Karmic Relationships, Volume III: Lecture I
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    • and spirit before the present epoch. Even when they let the old
    • spiritual-scientific study many things will appear differently.
    • witness the rise of two spiritual streams. One was represented
    • They would have felt the spirituality of the earth as its
    • spiritual stream of which I have just spoken was aware of the
    • spiritual — or at the very least, ethereal —
    • spiritual reality that surrounds us (surrounds us as a reality,
    • the spiritual inwardness, has passed away. It must first be
    • acquired again by spiritual-scientific knowledge livingly
    • must think livingly upon the knowledge of spiritual science,
    • now only working from the spiritual world, yet all the stronger
    • breathes in soul and spirit. The other stream desires above all
    • presence in the spiritual environment of the earth, perceptible
    • hearts today. Spiritual science, once again, is here to draw
    • about the spiritual life and being.
    • earthly life. But everything spiritual plays its part between
    • proof of the existence of the spirit of man than the theorem:
    • spiritual research it can be discovered among the real things
    • was always the last revelation of the living Spirit from above.
    • living Spirit. Now it is experienced as a mere shadow. Verily,
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture I: Cosmic Forces in Man
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    • spiritual life.
    • spiritual foundations of human life, if merely for purposes of
    • helping humanity to emerge from the chaos of anti-spirituality. The
    • the Spirit. However glibly people may talk in these difficult
    • bring to light the spirituality that is indeed contained, but allowed
    • middle of the fifteenth century. There is a store of spiritual
    • there lies a living spirituality which can shine into the world even
    • something that flows over to them from the Spirit of the West.
    • Western spirituality can shine over to Asia and if it does,
    • somewhat decadent spirituality, the Asiatic peoples will be able to
    • Everything depends upon insight into the Spirit that is lying
    • hidden in European and American culture — the Spirit from which
    • struck. Either men will resolve to bring forth the spirituality of
    • is for men themselves to decide for or against spirituality. If
    • Spirit is peculiarly adapted, can be unfolded, insight can ripen and
    • only be possible for a spiritual Movement to be taken seriously when
    • The ancient Egyptian traced the origin of the spirit and soul of man
    • and to live on the Earth divested of soul and spirit.
    • nor of how the human being has descended from spiritual worlds
    • earnest in their striving for spiritual insight to understand these
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture II: The Soul Life of Man ...
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    • his life of soul-and-spirit. But here our mode of study must be
    • asleep until the time of waking, we live in the world of Spirit, that
    • world of Spirit through which we also pass before birth and after
    • spiritual world. But what Spiritual Science calls Imagination,
    • with regard to the world of spiritual Beings. But in the world of
    • spiritual Beings, different conditions prevail.
    • the Divine-Spiritual world — on falling asleep, such a man has no
    • world of Spirit. But this spiritual world has no special significance
    • into us after death when we are beings of soul-and-spirit, the more
    • in the spiritual world between death and rebirth what our eyes and
    • unfolded in his soul and Spirit during his life between birth and
    • again. The power is given him to work as a being of soul-and-spirit,
    • into the spiritual world — either being received lovingly (in the
    • sense described above) by the spiritual world, being drawn to it with
    • soul-and-spirit has perished as a result of the antipathy and chilling
    • Those who try to understand life to-day from the spiritual
    • who studies life to-day in the light of anthroposophical Spiritual
    • position to act freely, out of the depths of his soul-and-spirit, if
    • the world of soul-and-spirit.
    • soul-and-spirit, we must not confine our attention to the life
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture III: The Mission of the Scandanavian Peoples
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    • heard how the inner, spiritual core of man's being is related to the
    • union with the spiritual world through morality, religious devotion
    • heard that if a man has not established this relation to the spiritual
    • spirit-and-soul before birth expresses itself in this bodily life.
    • spiritual world — to the extent to which thinking is unmixed with
    • spiritual life must begin to take account of man's eternal
    • expected of them. But through a truly spiritual understanding of the
    • from the Spiritual. Modern man does not really know the world.
    • for he is unaware that the soul-and-spirit extends into physical
    • by the Spiritual. This knowledge is not acquired by studying abstract,
    • spiritual study the individual conditions must be observed in every
    • that must be made clear to him. But in spiritual matters man has become
    • various manifestations have been influenced by the spiritual world.
    • concerning all that is revealing itself from the spiritual world in
    • but the Spiritual in its living essence, has receded. The Gnosis is
    • sense it is stripped of spirituality. Think now of your Northern world
    • At the time when, in the South, the Spirit withdrew more and more
    • academy of Gondi Shapur from which at that time a remarkable spiritual
    • Europe, deeply influencing the spiritual life of later times. Yet it
    • spirituality they had once possessed.. The mighty Event of Golgotha
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  • Title: Spirit of Fichte: Lecture I: The Spirit of Fichte Present in Our Midst
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    • Out of a Middle European Spiritual Life,
    • to promote spiritual growth. What was to be done? He resolved to
    • a sign to be given him from the spiritual worlds as to what he
    • of his spirit. Jena proved to be too small, so that Fichte was
    • unable to find his spiritual food there. It struck him that he
    • avert his attention from the spiritual processes taking place
    • for all the spiritual changes going on around him, he became
    • at the period when his spirit was most sensitively aware of the
    • element which appealed so happily to Fichte's own spiritual
    • the manner in which spiritual things are set before men a different
    • form of spiritual expression which he sought as his object in life.
    • freely cultivate his spiritual aspirations; and it was intolerable
    • other. Let us first consider the results of his spiritual
    • but it can be characterized out of his own spirit as follows.
    • spirit might apprehend the stream and mystery of the world at a
    • point where the spirit is directly one with this stream and
    • spheres where the spirit moves and has its being, where the spirit
    • works as creator; we must lay hold of this spiritual life and act
    • from the point where the Ego unites with the spiritual processes of
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    • new spiritual attitude brought by anthroposophy.
    • hearts they can admit: Precisely through Spiritual Science something
    • awareness of belonging to a spiritual Being, Who descended from
    • Spiritual heights, and united Himself with the earth, so that every
    • supported by the spiritual power just described, and that all men of
    • spiritual power. Thereby they can also find together the right ways of
    • Spiritual Science.
    • which permeated humanity like a gentle spiritual breeze during those
    • after spiritual knowledge we are able to do so, because through our
    • spiritual seeker can understand today what was essential in those
    • descent of man from spiritual heights to the physical world — and
    • Impulse, upward again towards the spiritual worlds.
    • the spiritual world to the world of the senses, and then, of the
    • world of the senses into the world of the spirit. This can be sensed
    • complete renewal of the human spirit in its very essence
    • not as impossible to look towards the spiritual worlds as it is today.
    • exist then. In those times the spiritual world was accepted as
    • spiritual world and how it differs from the world of the senses. Today
    • people can hardly conceive how one could feel spiritually as late as
    • the 15th or 16th century, and how an awareness of spirituality was
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • speak to you here last time we let our spiritual gaze journey far
    • the portals of the eternal manifestation of the spiritual in the
    • wrestling spirit of man such as are given us in some great work like
    • manifestations of the human spirit — the
    • spiritual life of humanity through the centuries, indeed through
    • thousands of years. He was one who looked deeply into spiritual life
    • arises Krishna, the great spiritual teacher of Arjuna, and a
    • teachings emerge amid the battle like a cloud of spiritual light
    • they suffice for describing such heights of the spiritual life of
    • revelation of the spirit of man.
    • other from the spiritual life of the West. This can be comparatively
    • overcome by the strong desire to see the form, the spiritual form of
    • can in his true spirit form. Then Krishna appears to him (later we
    • spirit form of the teacher is revealed to the clairvoyant eye of his
    • the greatest spirits of Western lands made the central figure of all
    • the spirit in the hour of his death, even as Plato describes him in
    • before us in the hours that preceded his entrance into the spiritual
    • them “a beyond,” a spiritual world. That it needs a
    • the spiritual worlds, that it needs him to do this by means of the
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • whatever path, into the spiritual worlds, even though he may have
    • enter the spiritual worlds without passing through a deep upheaval in
    • stages of occult development, to entering the spiritual worlds. It is
    • right advice to those who would enter the spiritual worlds through
    • such harmony with the spirit of our age.
    • The spirit is eternal. If your warriors slay those in the ranks over
    • spirit, which is eternal. The spirit goes from change to change, from
    • is not affected in this battle. Rise, Arjuna, rise to the spiritual
    • the spirit is eternal, immortal — was a sublime wisdom at the
    • spirit is eternal” (spirit in the sense of what is generally
    • spirit is eternal and undergoes transformations, passing from
    • human soul from higher spiritual worlds. It is from those worlds that
    • come from super-sensible, spiritual knowledge. It was not understood
    • higher worlds. The spirit can be seen on the very surface of the
    • die; the spirit, the abstract, the essential being, is eternal. The
    • spiritual can be seen playing on the surface of phenomena. This is
    • you open yourself to the regions of the spiritual and know that your
    • world of ideas having experienced its origin in the spiritual worlds?
    • the spiritual worlds. They, not the world of sense, have bestowed on
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • spiritual world. I tried to show you how at bottom this abstract
    • spiritual worlds. One condition must be fulfilled, however, if we
    • go even one step into the spiritual worlds. Sometimes it is difficult
    • curiosity that impels people to enter the spiritual worlds is not
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • a spiritual culture. Otherwise we shall be overcome by
    • times was dying away within him? He sees the Spiritual Being who is
    • when we perceive spiritual beings who manifest themselves in full
    • can reach us from the spiritual treasure, the spiritual light of the
    • spiritual that comes from the physical plane.
    • that he perceives something only to be seen spiritually in the
    • one of the things we have to get rid of when we enter spiritual life
    • however, man could perceive in a still higher, still more spiritual
    • spiritual realm we are now considering. This was the question of the
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Mankind.
    • filled with the actual truths of the spiritual world. Someone, for
    • of how many things there are in which the highest spiritual beings
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • natural science will join with spiritual science in these matters.
    • spiritual life of mankind in the period from the fourteenth,
    • form of Western spiritual life. Of course, we are at the beginning of
    • spiritual thought is now beginning. These two sharply differentiated
    • the great significance for Western spiritual evolution of that moment
    • is to be the epoch of spirituality. Just as the epoch of natural
    • spiritual thought.
    • active souls of men and are being used today to gather spiritual
    • very forces Western humanity will be gaining spiritual knowledge.
    • building up the organ needed to allow spiritual knowledge to take its
    • can see into the spiritual worlds. A similar thing happened if a man
    • working into his brain from the spiritual worlds, so that from the
    • twentieth century onward men might raise themselves to spiritual
    • Such men saw the Gods; spiritual beings at work in the building
    • spiritual life such as are described in my book,
    • into the super-sensible where we perceive a spiritual Being working
    • power to understand the spiritual slept for awhile. It was this sleep
    • of spiritual understanding that brought forth the great triumphs of
    • natural science. Now this force is awakened. The spiritual has done
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 6 of 9
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • dominating tendency to interpret any spiritual work of this kind as a
    • like to approach such spiritual creations from the ideal or
    • the Gospels occur in earlier spiritual works. Yet, though such a
    • one of the greatest creations of the human spirit, a creation that has never
    • spiritual life of the East to set it side by side with what the West
    • spirit of our age, just beginning, is as yet imperfectly understood.
    • Spirit who prepared the age of self-consciousness. This knowledge is
    • showing how a creative Spiritual Being preparing for a new age
    • appeared before Arjuna. Now, if we seek a living picture of Spiritual
    • perceptions and real experiences in the spiritual world. That may
    • preconceived ideas, he is wanting a spiritual world just like the
    • guardian, Thou! Spirit primeval and Eternal, Thou standest before my
    • the spiritual ear of Arjuna, but echoing down through all the ages
    • and spirit of such a mighty Imagination as that of Arjuna presented
    • are able to form some lofty conception of the creative spirit, which
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • animal level with all that is not pure knowledge, pure spiritual
    • man's spiritual vision into sleep consciousness.
    • been visible in manifestations before, but in a far more spiritual
    • beyond. Truly this can stir our souls to their depths. The spiritual
    • to the coming spiritual age. We must learn to take a different
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • different mood of soul, the different spirit that pervades it. Such
    • into the spirit of this wonderful poem.
    • draw attention to one thing. The summits of spiritual life have at
    • anthroposophical view of the world and into this spiritual movement
    • which the Gita sprang, was also in its full spirituality
    • spiritual achievement belongs, and for its posterity, its teaching
    • depth of this spiritual current. It is true that in the centuries
    • and special spiritual movement is greatly distorted and falsified. As
    • spiritual tendency that in the deepest sense permeates the
    • spiritual substance that represents a great height of achievement but
    • Western spiritual and intellectual life. Then there are others in
    • India who would gladly be ready to receive such spiritual substance
    • Fichte, to mention a few of many spiritualized thinkers. Many Indian
    • who honestly endeavors to penetrate a later spiritual stream
    • person, who does not know what European spiritual evolution really
    • the Indian thinker and was bringing them forward as spiritual wisdom
    • spirit. If we feel this ideal through and through and consider what
    • spirits of earlier times, whose activity flows through the Vedantic
    • reverence to that climax of spiritual achievement that appears in
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    • Steiner reveals the results of his spiritual scientific research into the
    • order to have access to the spiritual worlds in clairvoyance. In this
    • separate being within thyself, the spirit in thee.”
    • before our spiritual gaze. Krishna explains to him how we must free
    • be distinguished. Those whose souls and spirits are bound into
    • nature spirits, those behind the immediate beings of nature. Such men
    • spiritual nature is nearest to the material. So, in regard to
    • who, in a material or spiritual sense, will only believe in what has
    • bodily shape and form — the materialists and spiritualists —
    • are the tamas men. The spiritualist does not ask for spiritual beings
    • deny all that is spiritual. When materialists meet in conference
    • remain so not on the basis of logic but for fear of the spiritual.
    • They deny the spirit because they are afraid of it. They are in
    • soul, which does indeed penetrate to the door of the spiritual but
    • afraid of the spirit. Materialism is not logic, it is cowardice
    • before the spiritual. All its arguments are nothing but an opiate to
    • the spiritual world. So they repeat Aum, Aum, Aum, which
    • proceeds from the dullness, the tamas condition of their spirit. They
    • connected with the entry of the soul into the spiritual world before
    • is, the spirit who worked through Krishna — appeared again in
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  • Title: Mysteries of the East: Lecture 1
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    • completely changed when, after our passage through the spiritual
    • Initiation. He can go so far that the existence of the spiritual world
    • understanding of the spiritual worlds. The Way of Initiation can now
    • upon this evolution through his spiritual power. It would be childish
    • that a number of persons should be capable of judging what spiritual
    • Moses”, would have known that this was the particular spiritual
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    • Natural laws and moral laws intermingle in the spiritual world. The
    • illnesses, are caused by forces and beings of the spiritual world.
    • spiritual worlds depends upon the strengthening of the inner forces of
    • spiritually substantial content of his soul, and receives into it the
    • spiritual worlds which then present themselves to him.
    • spiritual world where a different kind of judgment is necessary;
    • law intermingle when one enters the spiritual world.
    • first the impression that in the spiritual world these souls — of
    • condemned themselves to this labour for the terrible spirits. As seer
    • described in the course of our lectures on spiritual science —
    • about by the spiritual worlds. But everything that happens in the
    • physical world comes about through influences from the spiritual
    • happen through influences from the spiritual worlds; that is, they are
    • caused by forces and beings of the spiritual world.
    • those spirits who bear from the super-sensible worlds into the
    • become servants of the evil spirits of illness and death, and have
    • evolution. And these again are spirits under the rule of Ahriman.
    • of the spiritual worlds into the physical world the forces which call
    • obstacles are directed from the spiritual worlds and the Lord of
    • living in servitude to the spirits of illness and. death. But it shows
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    • enters by means of this training into the spiritual worlds; and there
    • an expression for spiritual facts and for the meeting with spiritual
    • feels himself united in some way with spirits who have passed through
    • spiritual universe, which are working on the physical and etheric
    • spiritual sight; and that in which you sheathe yourself when you are
    • inward satisfaction in perceiving how the spiritual beings whose
    • upon the physical form of the Sun but upon the spiritual beings who
    • and knew that they were now within a world of spiritual facts and
    • spiritual beings. Wide was the circuit of vision through which these
    • with that Being who is active when the human being as spirit and soul
    • towards you a force like unto spiritual cosmic Warmth, one that
    • towards you the spiritual Light that illumines souls between death and
    • spiritual Being, and has lived in him with longing for the solution
    • this spiritual Being with whom he is united, the force of his own
    • solution of the riddle streams out into the spiritual Being, after a
    • spiritual world. The aspirant knows this. Thus he does not say: Now a
    • birth. Everything that has to be thus poured out from the spiritual
    • spiritual world. But that was up to a certain point of time only in
    • knowledge of the spiritual worlds, but could not be satisfied.
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    • The Being formerly known spiritually as the Creative Word first became
    • spiritual worlds became a participant in the fate of Osiris, the God
    • spiritual worlds, I found Osiris permeating cosmic space with the
    • The Being who had been known spiritually to human souls in earlier
    • the spiritual worlds: “Ejeh asher Ejeh!” — “I AM
    • of mind of one of these candidates, and realise how in the spiritual
    • spiritual sight. Let us follow the evolution of the Earth, and we
    • shall see that for spiritual sight this Creative Word now goes forward
    • into spiritual regions of the Cosmos, and which simultaneously
    • the spiritual forces of the Sun and Moon were represented by King
    • is to be initiated, if it is to have understanding for the spiritual
    • stars but also the spiritual beings united with them. And so, when in
    • looked out into the universe and saw something spiritual, the
    • out from their bodies into starry space, took part in the spiritual
    • once looked out into the universe and received spiritual impressions
    • spiritual world which go with the vivifying and building up of the
    • successors of the evil spiritual beings of earlier times who had
    • have undergone a karmic fate such as has been indicated. Spiritual
    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and of Mankind. Hence when in
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    • and spiritual world. In the Middle Ages, when earthly existence was by
    • plane of Spirit. It is the world of Spirit to which man will attain in
    • Before speaking of this world of Spirit, we must understand one of the
    • of reading directly in the astral and spiritual world — faculties
    • the external, social aspect, not the inner, spiritual reality. The
    • The progress of humanity is from unconscious spirituality
    • conscious spirituality, where the astral and intellectual
    • Spirit of Love, divine and human. In this sense, Theology will tend to
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    • In Yoga this has both a physical and spiritual significance. Man
    • The spiritual part of man proceeds from the Gods. In this sense, man
    • as a spiritual being he has ascended. St. Paul spoke of this truth
    • the Spirit. Thus man represents both an end and a beginning.
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    • are directly related to the astral and spiritual worlds. This latter
    • beget a new kind of vision, a perception of the astral and spiritual
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    • from the Spirit, penetrates into reality and gathers its essence which
    • is then borne back again to the Spirit.
    • instrument of the Spirit. Occultism is not a science which
    • the aid of the self into spiritualised bodies. The physical body is
    • faculties and these in turn influence the spiritual and divine form of
    • purpose of man's spiritual being (Budhi) are generated. When Manas
    • works upon the physical body, light and power for man's divine Spirit
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    • spiritualised and dominated according to the strength of man's
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    • Thus in spiritual vision the Rosicrucians saw the life of Christ — nay
    • in a tomb of the temple. His Spirit was released from his body; but on
    • the third day, at the call of the hierophant, the Spirit came down
    • the spiritual history of mankind. It is related to the saying of
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    • It consists of a spiritual training which culminates in certain
    • secrecy, this training used to be given, are the home of all spiritual
    • moral, intellectual, spiritual. Life is felt to be a dreadful and
    • double of man. The spiritual being of man, composed of his
    • identify himself with the Spirit of the Earth.
    • beginning of Faust. The Spirit of the Earth to whom Faust aspires,
    • bore His Cross. The Spirit must wield the body as the hand wields the
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    • (3) The spiritual world, or Devachan in Sanscrit terminology (The
    • unrealised on Earth — that is said to be sensed by the spirits in
    • soul ready to pass into the spiritual world — into Devachan. Such is the
    • During life itself a kind of spiritual death may occur, caused by a
    • premature separation of the Spirit from the body. The astral world is
    • The white magician would impart to other souls the spiritual life he
    • to enter spiritually into the inner conditions of diseased organs and
    • Only by virtue of spirituality can this health and equilibrium be
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    • what he has seen and tested in the astral and spiritual worlds or what
    • sight. They are the spiritual Guides of mankind, and their precepts
    • are precepts of the moral life based on astral and spiritual truths.
    • spiritual world — tends towards the domain of Art. Art, too, comes from
    • physical body but he can now begin his ascent to the spiritual worlds
    • cease to forestall the influx of Spirit; liberated from the body,
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    • which constitutes man's organ of astral-spiritual perception has
    • ‘Life-Spirit’ which constitutes one of the imperishable
    • has developed into Life-Spirit is Budhi. When this principle of
    • Life-Spirit has developed in the disciple, it is no longer necessary
    • another, higher spiritual principle comes into being — Spirit-Man
    • the Spirit is to forge the future. A time will come when there will be
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    • Christians, the spiritual world of the occultists.
    • states of the life of soul and Spirit. Devachan is everywhere present;
    • physical substance are seen to be filled with spiritual currents
    • spiritualistic séances, where it is thought to be the spirit of the
    • are by knights of the Grail, who represent the great spiritual
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIII: The Logos and the Word
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    • be permeated with Spirit. This truth was the basis of the exercises
    • receive the impouring Spirit. When we breathe, we commune with the
    • the objective to the subjective by the development of Spirit-Self
    • (Manas), Life-Spirit (Budhi), Spirit-Man (Atma).
    • nearer to Spirit. Today, we have reached the lowest point on the curve
    • individual will, towards the Spiritual.
    • of creative activity in which the spirit of man can give birth to
    • spiritual vision.
    • rather by a spiritual sense, — Think of a hen sitting on its
    • ‘brooding’ over it. This is to ascend from Spirit-Self to
    • Life-Spirit, and from Life-Spirit to Spirit-Man.
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    • Spirit before the solidification of the Earth and of consciousness?
    • Genesis tells us: “The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
    • waters.” The divine Spirit, the spark of the Ego, was still in
    • — a spiritual power.” — If we can say that the spirits
    • correctly that the spirit of the minerals is like a man who might live
    • In order to pass from one form to the other, a new spirit is
    • necessary (the action of the Holy Spirit). In order to pass from one
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    • And now let us enquire into the form in which the Spirit of man lived
    • before this Spirit entered into him by way of the breath. The Earth is
    • Spirits of Fire. When physical man appeared on the Earth, air became
    • earthly, physical man; the Spirit within man is the offspring of the
    • Spirits of Fire in the lunar period. The Beings who on the Old Moon
    • has anything of the action of these Spirits of Fire remained in man?
    • Spirit of the air surrounds the body which contains the heritage of
    • flash up in the Spirit of man. From this point onwards, the directing
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVI: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Human Will
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    • it inasmuch as it will spiritualize the very body of the Earth. This
    • They bring from birth great spiritual pre-dispositions because,
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVII: Redemption and Liberation
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    • were higher than animal-man: the Spirits of Fire. In that period man
    • kindle fire in order that the Spirits may clothe themselves as in a
    • garment.” These Fire-Spirits of the ancient Moon descended to the
    • Now it is just because these Spirits have descended into the air that
    • Spirits of Fire who became Spirits of Air. The other group descended
    • the animal, while the higher rises towards the Spirit. According to
    • The physical correlate of this spiritual evolution was the growth and
    • brain. But other Spirits who, on the Moon, had been of the order of
    • the Spirits of Fire, had not completed their evolution, and instead of
    • passions, and it was there that those Spirits of Fire who had not
    • cold form of the idea; but under the influence of these Spirits
    • — we may speak of them as Luciferian Spirits — man became
    • brain; the Luciferian Spirits set up the connection between the brain
    • world around him is due to the Luciferian Spirits. Human thought is
    • literally, for it was by the Luciferian Spirits that the senses of man
    • Spirits. In man, the Luciferian principle and Divine Intelligence are
    • Karma is the law of cause and effect in the spiritual world; it
    • thought. Karma is the law of cause and effect in the spiritual
    • material world, freedom is the law of the spiritual world. Freedom is
    • spiritualised.
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    • of the physical world, of mineral matter. What was once spiritual
    • the astral world and of the world of pure Spirit by true clairvoyance.
    • spiritual clairvoyance should grow dim in order that the intellect
    • Spiritual Science. Here is an example: Comparisons are often made
    • spiritually creative. This will be Gnosis-spiritual consciousness.
    • be preceded by mighty cataclysms. It will be as spiritual as ours has
    • end to Atlantis, and the subsequent eras will know a spirituality
    • conquered or whether it has conquered the Spirit. This differentiation
    • being to be the link between the man of the present and the spiritual
    • strong enough to bring good out of evil by a process of spiritual
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    • familiar with spiritual science. It would, however, take us
    • soul life and spiritual devotion. Only with the help of
    • spiritual science can one understand why this is so. Many a
    • time have I told you how spiritual science helps towards a
    • world of the senses, there are soul-spiritual things, and
    • inner, so that the spirit shines through the flesh. This
    • you, then spiritually, it is as if you had a physical brain
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    • initiation of a man into the spiritual world. Every sentence
    • some contact with spiritual life know that there is an
    • esoteric side to our spiritual scientific strivings. The
    • begins to work on his spiritual development, he must also
    • trials. They were not only physical but spiritual
    • who is able to live spiritually in the higher world, who has
    • spiritual world as the crowning with thorns. One sees oneself
    • body. In the spiritual world he sees himself with the cross
    • spiritual and original aim. He gazes into a quite new, world.
    • spiritual world.
    • Then present in thy spirit is the ascension,
    • be lived inwardly. The Christian spirit has to be experienced
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    • followed the seven stages of spiritual ascent in the life of
    • spiritual heights. There were no such documents in
    • outer sense world into spiritual life. The idea of the raven
    • that he could take up the folk-soul. The folk-spirit lived in
    • spiritual, in man awakens it can happen that God has to
    • spiritual element.
    • the spiritual element become established in man? For someone
    • thee, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he
    • who directs his gaze towards the spiritual world to become
    • sooner to reach the spiritual world. This shows ignorance. It
    • maturity in order to enter the spiritual world itself, so
    • wheels, which enable him to enter the spiritual world and see
    • the way. Moses is the spiritual scientific word for truth. By
    • spiritual truths. They brought down a vast knowledge of the
    • spiritual world, but they used the most primitive tools, and
    • times which had true knowledge of spiritual life and not a
    • physical man, but one saw something higher, the spiritual,
    • (Jacobus). James really means water. Water is the spiritual
    • made manifest spiritually that through the appearance of
    • organism. He will have them until he has spiritualised
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  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture I: The Being of Man
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    • everyone can develop the spiritual senses if he has the necessary patience
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    • see into the higher worlds when the eyes of my spirit are opened.”
    • The spiritual eyes and ears of everyone can be opened, if he brings
    • long will it take me to achieve this faculty of spiritual sight? To
    • in the night”. As I have said, the eyes of the spirit can be opened
    • The devachanic world or world of spirit.
    • these legends to the folk-spirit (Volksgeist) but that is not true.
    • shape was apparent, spiritual beings, called gods or devas, now reveal
    • world of colours; above it is the devachanic world, the world of spirit.
    • The pupil learns to recognise the spiritual world through a quite definite
    • Faust is in heaven, in the spiritual world, surrounded by Devas, the
    • Goethe means the spirit
    • Bear to spirit-ears the ringing
    • were the basic skeleton of Spirit-land. It can be compared with the solid
    • we come to the boundary of the spiritual world. Just as the sky at night
    • “in the spirit”; and then around him appear pictures of
    • external means. Hence they often play a part in spiritualistic
    • The spiritualist imagines he is seeing a man who has died, when it is
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    • Spirit-Self, or Manas, partly developed, party still in embryo.
    • Life-Spirit, or Buddhi.
    • Spirit-Man, or Atma.
    • Kamaloka is where we are, and the spirits of the dead are always hovering
    • law of spiritual life is inflexible.
    • can manifest in spiritualistic seances. It often survives for a long
    • the pamphlet written by the spiritualist, Langsdorf, in which he professes
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    • The region of spiritual archetypes
    • and he has to work upon them with his spirit. In all his experiences
    • until light or sound brings them a message. Spiritual organs, on the
    • spiritual affinity continues with great intensity. The circumstances of
    • of friendship brings nourishment to the communion of spirits in Devachan
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    • this feeling to the spiritual level and you will have some conception
    • of life. All forms of spiritual life, for example that of Christian
    • words, for the spiritual cannot be rendered in physical language.
    • Who changes conditions on the Earth? How is it with the souls and spirits
    • little of it. In many stories and legends the human spirit
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • which we see, carried over into the spiritual realm, as the law of
    • does this hold good in a much deeper sense in the spiritual world.
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    • of how things in the spiritual life are inter-related can be seen in
    • everything literally because through his spiritual knowledge he can see
    • spiritual life, can later express themselves in physical life. There
    • the Masters of Wisdom, saw the necessity of allowing some spiritual
    • wisdom to be diffused among mankind at large. Nothing short of a spiritual
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • body was still very imperfect; his spiritual body was more highly
    • spirit. Then the incarnating entity comes to a physical body which cannot
    • Spiritual forces, you
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    • from the man of today. He was for the most part a spiritual being; he
    • condensed out of the spiritual. From these structures, which gave only
    • the spiritual into the physical and then back again into the spiritual,
    • which was in large part inspired by one of the highest spiritual
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • atmosphere of spirit, in the same way as our own Earth is surrounded
    • by air. This spirit-atmosphere contained everything which today constitutes
    • were at that time up above in this spirit-atmosphere. The Earth was a
    • by spiritual substance which contained the souls of mankind. Down below,
    • spirit-atmosphere was, like our present atmosphere, a more or less
    • homogeneous whole, except that spiritual offshoots rather like tentacles
    • forms. You must picture the spirit descending from above and enfolding each
    • forms were thus brought forth directly by the spiritual worlds. In the
    • than the homogeneous divine-spiritual substance which stretched forth
    • the spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.” The ether,
    • dissolved in the spirit-atmosphere. Seven kinds of forms could be
    • spiritual Beings who had surrounded the Earth had gone forth with the
    • Sun. They formed the spiritual population of the Sun and exerted their
    • in the spiritual atmosphere. The ether, which had earlier existed as
    • Earth-spirit, which now again stretched forth its tentacles and enveloped
    • was filled with pure spirit, later with the astral element, and finally
    • had come when something spiritual which had previously surrounded man
    • signifies the acquisition of the individual human spirit. The Ego enters
    • spirit.
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    • spirits.
    • that he must seek for God with his spirit. That is in fact the meaning
    • heart; I must follow after Him towards a higher spiritual condition.”
    • undergo in order to penetrate through illusion to the spirit and the
    • life only in world-renouncing ascent to the Spirit.
    • world was not wholly Maya. Side by side with the world of Spirit he
    • grew within him that there are two worlds: the world of the good Spirit
    • upon. And then he said: In the world of the Spirit I shall find the
    • reality, so that it may itself become an image of the eternal Spirit.
    • the world of the good Spirit, and Ahriman, representing the world which
    • he could not discover any laws in it. He failed to see that the spiritual
    • the Egyptians and Chaldeans discerned that they were spirits living
    • among spirits in a world of spirits. They saw matter as filled with
    • spirit into nature. The Greek went further than the Egyptian: instead of
    • Zeus and the rest. The third sub-race had sought the spirit in the external
    • world, the fourth impressed the spirit itself on the world. Art, the
    • charming of spirit into matter, was the task reserved for the Graeco-
    • by another race which will retrace the path to the spirit. The achievement
    • will become more spiritual again.
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    • you wish to penetrate more deeply into the spiritual life. For example,
    • this, he will be in a bad way. In ordinary life today the spiritual
    • must first pass through the stage of spiritual sight and only then comes
    • to the stage of spiritual hearing. While he is still at the first stage
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    • meet the needs of my spirit, as everyone else does. I do not desire it,
    • North to South, from the Heights to the Depths. Spiritual currents flow
    • thoughts the spiritual powers are able to pour their content. But as
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    • with the highest knowledge of spiritual truths. It is precisely through
    • spiritual” healers make this mistake, which can be very
    • purify the spirit. By following the strict lines of these thoughts,
    • oneself into, the Macrocosm. This is the same form of spiritual
    • divine-spiritual world.
    • characteristics: its substance begins to display certain spiritual
    • effects that occur spiritually in Devachan. There, we have the negative
    • the world. The power of spiritual evil comes from this source.
    • they will overcome the “Fire-Earth”. When spiritually they
    • the Earth, it will be a spiritualised Earth. In this way man imparts
    • as men of high spiritual quality and faith. They had progressed far
    • a lesson for their next lives: that matter is perishable but spirit
    • now living as people who belong to some spiritual-theosophical
    • dwelling-place and himself at the same time, and when he spiritualises
    • himself, he spiritualises the Earth also. One day, at a later planetary
    • Theosophy. The spirit of love must penetrate even into the opinions
    • truth which comes from the spiritual world and flows through the world
    • the more does he manifest the true spirit of Theosophy.
    • into something I would call a spiritual atmosphere — in which
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    • of two distinct circles of spiritual work. This is of quite special
    • a particular form of spiritual activity in our time. For what has so
    • at the spiritual aspect, one has to ponder on the working of the
    • renewal of spiritual life. Indeed, from fundamental anthroposophical
    • want to set in motion, whether physical or spiritual or pertaining to
    • the spiritual world. Your alteration of someone's condition of
    • of the spiritual world. And when you have a really active cure,
    • they enter directly into the realm of the spiritual. It only seems
    • physical realm into the spiritual.
    • origin in the spiritual world. Sense-perceptible actions are
    • performed, and spirit streams into the actions. Spiritual reality is
    • is spiritual. They take place before the waking consciousness of the
    • is celebrated, through an orientation toward the spiritual world.
    • activities have to be grasped spiritually in deep inwardness —
    • civilization therapy has left behind the spiritual element, and
    • organism as a spiritual process. For all processes in the human
    • organism are spiritual. For diagnosing, and still more for treatment,
    • of the spirit within the physical. Priests need an observation that
    • spiritual event. There is a polarity again. But there must always be
    • to the spiritual world. The priests themselves will have come out of
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    • genuine revelations from the spiritual world, just as one can have
    • unable from their soul-spiritual individuality to control their
    • transition from illness to spirituality.
    • tremendously magnificent, with spiritual beings moving within
    • world woven by spirit: “the third dwelling place of God,”
    • spiritual world in a modern way but similarly to the Greek priests,
    • who learned about the spiritual world from the Pythians, who imparted
    • all kinds of revelations concerning the spiritual world through
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    • individuals. With them there is a kind of appearance of the spiritual
    • presence of some spiritual being, but they have no precise vision of
    • together with some spiritual being. As long as they are in this stage
    • spiritual beings that were present. First they tell of the feeling of
    • being touched, of having spiritual hands laid upon them, even of
    • spiritual awareness goes further. If one were suddenly to pull such
    • people out of their spiritual state, they would feel the pain as sick
    • have the feeling that spiritual beings come to them, but that they
    • themselves have risen into the spiritual world. At this stage the
    • pain. When the spiritual being pulled out the sword he pulled the
    • spiritual experience in the ego organization and astral body, and at
    • body is drawn to the ego organization and experiences spiritual
    • human soul-spiritual entity comes down out of the soul-spiritual
    • the pain? The real spiritual world. It comes through the pain. The
    • spiritual world comes from the other direction. Ordinary sense
    • The spiritual world is grasped in the opposite way. The way to it is
    • spiritual world, the moment the spiritual world enters, the pain is
    • organism; then the spiritual world penetrates the pain, streams
    • beyond it to an experience of the spiritual world. The physical pain
    • if they make distinctions, of the presence of the spiritual
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    • two ingredients. Human beings come out of the spiritual,
    • body. We see how what we bring down from spiritual worlds — our
    • between death and a new birth (or conception) in the spiritual world.
    • In the spiritual world we are surrounded by realities very different
    • look at a tree, the same spiritual forces are working in it as those
    • physical world in which we live between birth and death, spiritual
    • can think of the activities of the spiritual world continuing into
    • except this spiritual reality in all the colors, all the forms, all
    • physical world of the continuing spiritual activity. This awareness
    • spiritual. For this reason if a child's father has a fit of anger,
    • during this time is turned entirely toward spiritual foundations and
    • works out of spiritual forces.
    • What is really working when spiritual forces are working? Obviously
    • Only invisible spiritual beings make an impression on the child,
    • of the spiritual hierarchies higher than human beings, but also the
    • spiritual forces, out of these mighty spiritual dynamics the child
    • built out of the spiritual world.
    • surrounding world: the spiritual world. Someday when medicine reaches
    • a proper spiritual outlook, this interplay between the spiritual and
    • have to comprehend physical development as a soul-spiritual activity
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    • having intuition, do develop a perception of the spiritual world and
    • there is continuous healing coming from the spirit. This is the case
    • into a kind of dream condition. From a spiritual-scientific point of
    • spiritual world. Dream is transformed into a state in which the
    • individual is really able to see into the spiritual world and to feel
    • the presence of spiritual beings.
    • first type. Individuals who feel the presence of spiritual beings,
    • spiritual beings. We had there the bringing of waking-sleep into
    • revealed the spiritual world, is in this case pouring itself inward,
    • a reaching out more externally, to the spiritual world beyond the
    • that has a spiritual content. They reach into the spiritual world and
    • of spiritual things they have epileptic conditions, empty gaps in
    • into bliss, and then further to an experience of the spiritual world
    • in its pure spirituality. This is called “rest in God” or
    • “rest in the Spirit.”
    • God” or “rest in the Spirit.” They come, although
    • spiritual beings to a third stage, being present in the spiritual
    • spiritual means — to cure what is already pathological. It is
    • step into spiritual life and its extreme opposite — a step into
    • the physical body. A further step into the spiritual world for the
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    • connection to the real spiritual world.
    • into the spiritual world and, in the same human being, a need to
    • need to stand within the spiritual world and look at this physical
    • world from a spiritual point of view. The human being journeys
    • through successive earth-lives; causes reach over spiritually from
    • need to appreciate the spiritual significance of what confronts a
    • spirit.
    • illness has its original spiritual cause in sin. This was a serious
    • belief. There had to be a spiritual error or failure somewhere as the
    • further. It was believed of a person in whom the spiritual fault lay
    • spiritual force that did not belong there, that somehow the person
    • that a person was “possessed” by some spiritual entity as
    • the consequence of spiritual error or fault. Therapy was created
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • a spiritual offense. Basically this was the belief that one does not
    • of elemental spirits. To someone who sees the matter from a broader
    • perversion of the will) and on the other hand the spiritual teachings
    • spiritual teachings, as well as his own religious devotion. This is
    • spiritual fantasy, but the ability to put into poetic form correct
    • is about ordinary physical human life into which elemental spiritual
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    • its present form, physical-etheric body and soul-and-spirit are
    • there before my eyes as a spiritual vision. And the need arose to
    • bring what was opening up for me spiritually — for instance,
    • bring what we have seen spiritually into harmony with what science is
    • be in accord with it. Spiritual science would never choose to be in
    • nature and a spiritual nature, and do not have just a physical
    • to a new level. We must begin from the side of spiritual science to
    • what we see as spiritual processes. We will be going in the right
    • with spiritual life.
    • within, in soul and spirit. That is an essential fact.
    • spiritual science knows that in warmth one has to do with a separate
    • if one works separately from the spirit on one side and from nature
    • nerve-sense process that becomes a spiritual activity. Below we have
    • of nerve-sense spirit activity becomes inner activity, so what
    • it streams in. Karma streams in. If with spiritual vision one
    • human being from the world of spirit and perceive that macrocosmic
    • When we look with spiritual eyes at the lymph that has not yet become
    • physical and spiritual. Above, the human being qualitatively comes
    • close to the spiritual and touches karma. In between, the present
    • to see the spiritual working in the physical. Only this will perfect
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    • the clear experience of this: “I am in the spiritual world out of
    • differentiate between spiritual world and sense world, one is beyond
    • of the contours of the sense world, there is a general spirituality,
    • the weaving life of the spirit.
    • begin to emerge again (with the exception of earthly forms) as spirit
    • general weaving spirituality, now there appear beings of the second
    • hierarchy. Now one can differentiate in the spiritual world. Moon and
    • stars appear again, but in their spiritual aspect: they are now
    • spiritual colonies — they can be called that, or something
    • a physical body, and has actually taken hold of it in its spiritual
    • dimension, the sun is seen as a spiritual being, and the same with
    • us during the day, spirit is also entering us. Through every sense
    • experience spirit is entering us. We have therefore to regard the
    • impregnated by spirit. And we perceive that the sun is living in
    • every sense perception that streams into us. It is indeed the spirit
    • of the sun, or the spirits of the sun. The sun is present in every
    • your eye, the sun spirit is streaming in with that ray of light. The
    • spirit of the sun is the substance of the finer breathing. With our
    • spiritual sun. You have there an important view of the human being
    • now one takes hold of the physical body, one enters into the spirit</