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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • any means under any sort of dependence upon another. Nobody evaluates
    • in a person, but nobody, not even his closest friend, need notice
    • worlds. It cannot be emphasized enough that nobody devoting himself to
    • body and will continue to return in future incarnations, and the
    • that will eventually lead anybody to the desired comprehension This
    • themselves to the exercises in question. There is nobody who cannot in
    • spiritual investigator function and thus must everybody begin, that
    • point, which sooner or later becomes available to everybody who has
    • sense organs for the material world. Like the body, which possesses
    • the aura hovers above the physical body because the astral body
    • somebody else, if a person also cannot keep what he has seen and heard
    • Anybody who reaches a higher level in this direction owes it to having
    • learned to abstain from criticizing and judging everybody and
    • everything. How can we look understandingly into somebody's being? We
    • everybody sooner or later. That is, if a person continues the
    • Everybody can tread the occult path; it is not closed to anybody. The
    • path leading to a narrow gate. Everybody can reach this narrow gate
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • send two post-coaches and nobody travels in them.’ And of
    • beings, is just one part of the human being: the physical body. This
    • human physical body has the same physical and chemical forces, laws
    • the physical body of the human being. Beyond this, however, the
    • spiritual-scientific world-view sees a second body in man's nature,
    • able to deduce this second body through a kind of speculation.
    • testimony of such individuals who know this second body as something
    • spiritual-scientific sense, we speak of a second body of man's being.
    • designated by St. Paul as the spiritual body. We speak of the
    • etheric or life-body. Any particular sum of chemical and physical
    • were not formed principally by that which permeates every living body
    • as its etheric or life-body. Thus we call this second body the
    • etheric or life body. It is that which the human being has in common
    • This domain of present-day physiology, which speaks of a body of
    • speaks of the third body of the human being, the astral body. Man has
    • name of the Godhead in the human soul: Jahve. This is the fourth body
    • If the astral body is
    • the bearer of desires and passions, we must say: the astral body of
    • average European has worked something into his astral body. He says
    • these’ — for he has transformed his astral body. And it
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • discussion of eating going on, somebody might get it into his head
    • that the body of man is the tool of the spirit. In discussing the
    • various functions the body has to perform, we see that man utilizes
    • through an unsuitable diet. Is it not possible to mold the body in
    • man is a unity even though the composition of his physical body
    • made. We have often heard that the physical body is sustained by
    • the etheric body. This is the architect of the physical body, which
    • substances. Beyond the etheric body, we must remember, is the
    • astral body (see Note 1).
    • the standpoint of spiritual science, we find that his etheric body
    • as well as his physical body are inter-penetrated by his astral
    • body. We must not see only one side but also perceive the astral
    • body beyond the physical. Added to these is the ego, the fourth
    • human astral body. A portion of the spiritual light that permeates
    • the cosmic realm lives within the astral body. It is, however,
    • relationships existing between physical body, etheric body and
    • astral body, which, in turn, is permeated by the ego. It has often
    • been explained that throughout life the etheric body fights against
    • the deterioration of the physical body. Men as well as animals also
    • possess an astral body and hence the inner light. Now, the function
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • being — physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego —
    • physical and etheric bodies remain in bed, while the astral body and
    • into the spiritual world. The physical body in its ordinary state is
    • element, works upon his body in order to restore what has been used up
    • constitution of the physical body and etheric bodies lying in the bed,
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • etheric body of the Earth, it accompanies the etherised human blood
    • into a physical body. But the evolution of humanity progresses and in
    • that man may become free of the Earth and that the Earth's body may
    • that Christ lived for three years on the Earth in a human body
    • body, who will participate in earthly life as truly and effectively as
    • with undimmed senses they will know that there is an etheric body that
    • body able to work in the physical world as a human physical body
    • works. It will differ from a physical body in this respect only, that
    • excess of evil to be pitted against a good humanity. Nobody will be
    • from century to century returns ever and again in a body of flesh, not
    • Sons of Fire, will appear in a physical body as Bodhisattva, can be
    • the physical body or in the life between death and a new birth. The
    • in the physical body or whether it has been laid aside. Understanding
    • body if they are to take effect after death. To those who acquire some
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • four members of physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego
    • acts most adversely on the strength of the etheric body. Thus, because of
    • professional pursuits, his etheric body is gradually weakened. Precisely
    • physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego. He will also come to
    • represents a strengthening of the etheric body, which, as we know, is the
    • prove to be an excellent cure. His etheric body will be strengthened and
    • spiritual science. In a healthy human being the etheric body, guided by
    • the astral body, is always able to permeate the physical body. Thus, the
    • physical body is normally the servant of the etheric body. When,
    • undirected by the astral body, the physical body executes movements on
    • represent the subordination of the etheric to the physical body, and denote
    • that the weak etheric body is no longer fully able to direct the physical.
    • physical body has become dominant and makes movements on its own,
    • of the astral body working through the etheric.
    • the etheric body and try to strengthen it. Imagine someone so dissipated
    • with what he is doing. The etheric body is strengthened in this way and
    • the classroom to strengthen the etheric body even in childhood. But, even
    • a remarkable strengthening of the etheric body.
    • So you see, something can be done to strengthen the etheric body. This is
    • of immense importance because in our time weakness of the etheric body
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  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • human body like an instrument. Just as hydrogen is bound to oxygen in
    • water, so is this life closely connected with the body, within which
    • separate itself from the body. By thus turning away from and lifting
    • itself out of the body, the soul acquires an inner life of its own.
    • soul emancipate itself from the body. To live as a soul-spiritual
    • being, apart from the body is the great experience of the spiritual
    • body. The statements of the spiritual investigator come from
    • body in the spiritual world. In this condition the soul can survey the
    • his body. Yet he can communicate this knowledge only indirectly by
    • body. We see how the soul and spirit takes hold of and works upon
    • what is directly and instinctively connected with his body.
    • life is an ascending one, completely dependent upon the body.
    • body. History, science, philosophy and religion all show that mankind
    • surplus of vital forces in his body to live beyond the descending
    • themselves from the body. The Egyptian and Greek mysteries offered
    • himself away from his body.” The strange but distinct mood evoked in
    • the words, “In everyday life, when I use my body to connect myself
    • Christ passed while living in the body of Jesus brought about the
    • connection with Christ while in the physical body, however, before the
    • while in the body remains with us like a memory when we enter the
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • body not long dead and just beginning to decay. The procession halts before
    • possess," is what they hear. The physical body is represented by the
    • skeleton; the etheric body by the corpse half eaten by worms; the astral
    • body by the recently deceased. "Remember, you living ones, the secrets of
    • of the hunting party who see what becomes of the body. When you look
    • destiny of the soul to remain young even though the body may grow old.
    • Mystery of Golgotha, even when the body grows old. The soul will then feel
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Christ-Being with the body of Jesus of Nazareth, and that thereby a
    • from the position in which he was incapable of lifting his body from
    • the spine as in the case of the animal body where in its natural
    • once more the organs of the human body in so far as those organs come
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • Himself once in a human body, in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. But this
    • We have eyes in our body; through these eyes we see, but only because
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • servants of the body.
    • body of Jesus of Nazareth.
    • human body. I leave it to future research to determine the reason, which I
    • the Christ, incarnate in a human body, Who had to bring into order and
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • to the body, it will never be possible to say that memory is bound to
    • the body at all. I am just calling this to your attention. Even the
    • outside my body; in grasping and experiencing my inner being, I am
    • outside my body.”
    • affairs of daily life, frees itself from the body. To begin with, this
    • body and have submerged ourselves in the life of the brain, manifested
    • independent of the body. It is just as if hydrogen were to become
    • were striking like lightning and destroying my body, and I
    • nevertheless maintained myself, unlike this body.” We come to know
    • his body (and this we experience only through the image; the reality
    • our body with our thinking capacity. And other forces can be similarly
    • But another thing is still needed: Wresting the soul free of the body
    • soul-spiritual being after its separation from the body. This being
    • person doing the exercise forgets his body so completely that he not
    • clothed me in a body, I existed as a soul-spiritual being in a
    • spiritual realm. When I pass through the gates of death, my body will
    • my being, which can live outside my body, will pass through the gates
    • something we know to be independent of the body and with the world
    • describing — namely, withdrawing from the physical body and
    • developing a body-free soul life. And what came of it? The achieving
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • in the course of this evolution lived three years in the body of Jesus
    • show how the being that we are concerned with dwells in a human body.
    • Secondly, it must also become apparent how this human body, in every
    • and spiritual heights into this body in its thirtieth year. Then there
    • golden veins down in the rock depression to wind around Ahriman's body
    • activity of the physical body and the ether body. From the time of our
    • spiritual-intellectual being as astral body and ego, and during this
    • physical body. For this reason man overcomes his sense of national
    • people carries into his physical body and ether body during his life
    • a Romance culture about their nationality affects the ether body by
    • body; it is then a closed entity that has a prolonged existence in the
    • etheric world. The ether body is unable to dissolve for a long time
    • of death, carries an ether body that dissolves in a relatively short
    • “Gloire” is impregnated in his ether body as a national Gloire. He is
    • onto this ether body, and to look at himself (The Russian, however,
    • body has been infected by materialistic thinking.
    • The speedy separation and the diffusion of the ether body is
    • Christ is really here, is again on this earth, but as an ether body
    • and not as a physical body.
    • worn out. You see, the ether body that man carries with him can
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • the human etheric body, the ancient Persian epoch with the cultivation
    • of the astral body, the Egypto-Chaldean with that of the sentient
    • single human limb depends upon the health of the whole body, and when
    • the whole body is not healthy the single limb is not up to doing its
    • feels the health of the whole body, the individual will feel the
    • holds the view that no limb ought to be separated from his body at
    • spiritual science that the spiritual has to be separated from the body
    • with the cultivation of the astral body, which was to be the specific
    • substance and content of the astral body in the second, ancient
    • form of existence. We describe the life of a man within his body and
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • human body was soft, pliable and plastic, so that the souls that came down
    • possessed it. Their physical body was far more hardened than that of man
    • physical body is concerned, and it has, I might say, been cast into solid
    • present time, man's physical body is extremely rigid, but his etheric body
    • is still mobile to some extent, so that the etheric body still assumes
    • a hyaena, whereas his etheric body will have a far greater resemblance
    • with a hyaena. The etheric body is still changeable; it still possesses
    • something which allows it to be transformed. But even the etheric body
    • is on the way of growing rigid, like the physical body.
    • Just as the physical body
    • fifth post-Atlantean epoch, so will also the etheric body take on more
    • I have pointed this out in many lectures — in the etheric body, whose
    • forms penetrate into the physical body, will assert itself very strongly.
    • epochs, the rigidity of the etheric body will have a great influence upon
    • the physical body and the physical body will become a faithful copy of
    • marked. When we encounter somebody, we shall then know exactly: This
    • future, and that part (the etheric body) which can still be shaped and
    • physical body which shows an insufficiently developed occipital lobe,
    • longer be possible, for the etheric body will then no longer be
    • conviction! Let us bear in mind the fact that if our etheric body is to
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • themselves from the main body! A cosmic system in miniature comes into
    • what is called the “Etheric Body.” (The term “Etheric
    • Body” is in itself of no special importance, so I beg you not to take
    • physical human body lies the super-sensible etheric body not perceptible to
    • begin by considering the forces of the so-called etheric body. This
    • body consists of certain forces that may be termed super-sensible. And it is
    • and the forces constituting the etheric body within us. Ordinary human
    • dead body), to go to sleep during the summer, but to awaken in the winter,
    • processes which reveal themselves in the physical body are no longer to be
    • a year, lives in the human organism in the form of an enclosed etheric body.
    • human body up to the seventh year, something not contained within the
    • from the seventh to the fourteenth years in the rest of the body, apart from
    • Just as man's physical body comes into physical existence at birth, so now
    • does an etheric, a super-terrestrial body come into existence. The result is,
    • etheric body furthermore influences the breathing and circulatory systems
    • longer being the only ones at work, and because the etheric body takes hold
    • perceives this etheric body which human nature possesses in common with
    • earth is followed up further, it will become evident that the earth body,
    • the father, the earth body comes forth like the offspring of another
    • heavenly body which later became our earth.
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • experience in the warmth-ether which penetrates our etheric body. This
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • body, what he is experiencing between going to sleep and awaking. But
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • perceived. And why not? When all is said and done, nobody can detach
    • distinction consistent with the threefold membering of the body
    • distributed over the whole body but are really centralised in the
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • fill our whole physical body. There is work in progress within our
    • physical body between birth and the seventh year, and this work comes to
    • body are super-sensible, isn't it? The perceptible body is only the material
    • forces that are active within the human body until the seventh year are the
    • year and go to sleep at puberty in the depths of the body, are drawn forth
    • still happens today — the forces that create organs in the physical body
    • for his healthy growth and that go to sleep within his body when the
    • of substances of which our body can make use. If you eat a piece of bread
    • and this bread is transformed inside your body into the sort of substance
    • on the other hand for the assimilation of foodstuffs in the human body.
    • your body if you want to dwell in memory. If your body is carrying out
    • body is doubtless a material process. The forces controlling it are the
    • our body, and we cannot eat before we have understood this; for we do
    • everybody does it this way yet, thank goodness! It is important to
    • and organizes his body. The same force which enables us to take an
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • the fact that in addition to his physical body, man also has higher
    • the air which follows certain paths in his body and also has certain
    • speak of the warmth condition of the body, but in reality they regard
    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
    • body; in so far as we consider it in its entirety, we regard it, to
    • begin with, as a solid organism. This is the physical body.
    • body.
    • unless we think of it as permeated with forces by the astral body.
    • Physical organism: Physical body
    • Solid organism        Physical body
    • Fluid organism         Etheric body
    • Aeriform organism         Astral body
    • in the blood the etheric body which permeates it with its forces. But
    • permeated by the etheric body. This fluid organism cannot be strictly
    • aeriform organism which is permeated by the forces of the astral body.
    • The astral body of man contains within it the forces of feeling. The
    • astral body brings these forces of feeling into physical operation in
    • the astral body and coming to expression in the earthly organization
    • organism, to the etheric body, we find within it the conceptual
    • the physical body still intrudes and tones down the pictures into
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • physical body. But it is paramountly the etheric body that takes hold
    • of the fluid body, of everything that is fluid in the human organism;
    • in everything aeriform, the astral body is paramountly active, and in
    • connection with his body if he did not leave it during sleep and seek
    • united with the body. So from the ordinary consciousness which has
    • are therefore led to the body. And we are led to the body even more
    • that it leads us to the body. And our conception of the bodily
    • practical expression of these ideals. But nobody can conceive that the
    • astral body. To begin with, they are curbed — if I may use this
    • air. I said that the air is only the body of the tone, and anyone who
    • except the outwardly visible physical body. The air with its vibrating
    • waves is nothing but the outer body of the tone. In the human being
    • lays aside his physical body at death. What is thus produced in us
    • at death the etheric body, the astral body, and the Ego emerge from
    • the physical body, these higher members of our human nature are filled
    • between body and soul.
    • warmth, a bridge can be built from what exists in the body as warmth
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • body away. Isis, the spouse of Osiris, sets out on her search and finds him
    • the body into fourteen parts. Isis buries these fourteen parts in various
    • again by Isis in order that his body, cut into pieces by Typhon-Ahriman,
    • Isis and then places her body into the infinity of space, which has become
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • future when it has laid aside the physical body after death. These
    • inner being and then look at what is external from outside the body,
    • by looking back upon the body. Keyserling's talks concerning
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • within his body — held there, as it were, by enchantment.
    • drifted into materialism, this living in the body has been overcome by
    • alternate for us if we are to remain healthy in mind and body. How is
    • again into a body ready-made; we can recognise in him also the
    • birth or conception, and itself forms and organises the body. In
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • antipathy which then lays hold of his astral body; his astral body is
    • are practically asleep within the body, are in a state of slumber.
    • body — not as intensely as we do, but nevertheless intensely. — Not
    • falling into slumber within the body. When we ourselves are asleep,
    • the ego and astral body are outside the physical body; but our waking,
    • be kindled once again to light. For like a fluorescent body, the
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • astral body dive down into his etheric body and his physical body, he
    • experiences in his astral body and his ego, but not in the ordinary
    • content of the etheric and the physical bodies. The etheric body is
    • the external aspect of the physical body. As I have mentioned in the
    • into the etheric body and the physical body so that we perceive what
    • In the etheric body and in the physical body there echoes the music of
    • etheric body, and in the physical body in so far as it is of a
    • in the physical body is the echo of what resounds from the single
    • the cosmos. This is imprinted into the etheric body. Thus, in our
    • physical body we unconsciously bear a reflection of the cosmic
    • consonants, whereas in our etheric body we bear a reflection of the
    • the body and strengthen the speech organs; these are forces that, as
    • contributes to the form of the physical body, are built up in such a
    • the formative forces taken up into the physical body, and also into
    • the etheric body. (This is naturally not a material process but has to
    • would have to admit: I am an etheric body, in other words, I am the
    • echo of cosmic vowels; I am a physical body, in other words, the echo
    • Zodiac; and the life of this echo is my physical body. An echo is
    • my etheric body.
    • 1. Physical body = Echo of the Zodiac
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  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • In early childhood, until the change of teeth, the whole body partakes
    • the whole body is in a certain respect related to the outer world as
    • I have often pointed out how the human etheric body lives in intimate
    • union with the physical body until the change of teeth begins.
    • marking the essential birth of the etheric body. Likewise we can refer
    • the birth of the astral body to the time of puberty. However, that
    • as physical body, in the maternal organism. With this physical body we
    • physical body.
    • Before he approaches his physical body — or rather the germ, the
    • his own etheric body. But to say that man clothes himself with his
    • etheric body is to say very little. We must enter a little more
    • closely into the nature and constitution of this body.
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • actually take with us in our etheric body a kind of image of the
    • cosmos. If we could extract the etheric body of a man at the moment
    • These configurations of the etheric body remain during the embryonic
    • body. They begin to fade away a little, but they remain. Indeed they
    • teeth. In the etheric body of the little child, this cosmic sphere is
    • of teeth — these forms that we behold in the etheric body begin to
    • ether body; but as they do so they become rays, rays with a tendency
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • physical body — nowadays the object of purely external observation.
    • How the single organs, the form and functions of the body have been
    • 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
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • physical body. When man is confronted by a simple fact, he may either
    • truth, he is in harmony with the feeling he has of his physical body,
    • nay also with his sense of the connection between this physical body
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • down into his physical body, and especially into the constitution of
    • the nervous system. The feeling he has of his physical body gives him
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • into an inner uncertainty that makes itself felt even in the physical body.
    • body — with this, indeed, the sense of being is connected. There is,
    • in effect, an intimate kinship between the physical body and this
    • We acquire the etheric body (or body of “formative forces”) only a
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • better understanding of the etheric body than he has to-day. Indeed,
    • instead of feeling the reality of the etheric body, he is nowadays apt
    • The sense of the reality of the etheric body is strengthened by the
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  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • intellectual consciousness which enabled them, once free of the body, to
    • one only became spiritual man with the laying aside of the physical body.
    • physical body you are not yet fully human, you are only a candidate for
    • that in your fleshly body between birth and death you do not neglect to be
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • body soul-spirit efficacy of the human being during his physical
    • becomes a body of forces that is active in us but does not come to
    • organization, the etheric organization (and therefore the body of
    • stream from ego to astral body, to etheric body, to physical body
    • organization without first passing through the astral body and
    • etheric body; instead this stream lays hold of man's physical body
    • directly from the ego and then branches out over the whole body,
    • the astral body, but then it goes directly into the lungs along with
    • up to the etheric body and only then being taken up. This process,
    • the tendency to form tumor-like accumulations in the body and then to
    • life of the body. But when a damming up is brought about by an
    • working with the astral body, from acting alone. The healer has to
    • etheric body. The ego activity does assert itself, but may at times
    • body in this direction so that it can become active. It can become
    • astral body and then becomes active. That which comes from above and
    • activity, poisons the organism. When the etheric body approaches
    • right way by astral and ego organization, can penetrate the body. In
    • body, refusing to penetrate into the blood process in the right way.
    • body refuses to take up the soul-spiritual, our goal must be to
    • weaken the excessively strong etheric body where the activity has
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • what proceeds as intrinsically human in the physical body is attributed
    • exclusively to physical and chemical processes; for in the physical body
    • intensity in the lower body of the human being; but that which goes on
    • within the human abdomen, or the lower body, must call forth the polar
    • were, breaks through into the lower body. If this happens then the
    • fever. If our lower body were not organized as it is, we could never have
    • migraine. The head activity should remain in the head, the lower body
    • activity in the lower body. If they break through then such forms of
    • In them we have seen how man has not merely his physical body, but also
    • an etheric body — a body of formative forces, an astral and an ego
    • an intimate connection on the one hand between the physical body and
    • the formative force body, and on the other, between the ego and the astral
    • body. There is a looser connection between the astral body and the
    • formative force body, for they separate every night.
    • fever. In this illness the astral body becomes weak and is unable to work
    • with a corresponding intensity into the physical body because it works
    • astral body. Instead of transforming itself into metabolic activity, it
    • remains active as astral activity. The astral body works for itself. It does
    • not work properly into the etheric body. The consequences are the
    • astral body with its forces into the etheric body in the right way, so that it
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    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • physical and etheric body; the astral body too is away. Now it is the
    • physical body and we must ask ourselves: What happens to it while we
    • body, living as it does in the whole breathing process, leaves it by
    • body does in waking life.
    • Thus every time we go to sleep, with our astral body we forsake those
    • which we have forsaken inasmuch as the astral body is outside by night,
    • astral body, leaving behind the body of our waking life, Angels,
    • as to our ether-body, even in our day-waking life we are not able to
    • this ether-body even while we are awake; they remain there always.
    • Lastly the physical body; if we ourselves had to achieve all the great
    • helpless. What outer anatomy ascribes to the physical body could not
    • indwell the physical body of man.
    • Therefore in truth, throughout our earthly life our physical body is
    • threefold Being. Likewise our ether-body is the dwelling-place of the
    • caring for the organs which are assigned to the etheric body. As to
    • every night by the astral body, they are provided for by the second
    • the detail of its form; look at the rest of the body in its human
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    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • 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
    • substances, not only in the body, but also in his brain. The brain
    • convictions that man can live only in his body and that, as a
    • spirit-soul being, he cannot be separated from his body, the idea of
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    • the organs of the physical body here within the physical world. We
    • body. In the physical world we know nothing of these forces. Between
    • death and a new birth we know that our body, down to its smallest
    • physical body, bringing together in it the whole scope of animal
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • world, when we speak with a human being from physical body to physical
    • body, we ourselves are speaking, When we speak, we know that the words
    • want you to bear this in mind. For man on Earth in the physical body,
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    • It is the first lecture in the series The Human Being in Body,
    • know how to look at what happens to the physical body when a person
    • here, nobody would say the table moved itself this way. It would be
    • children learn to speak, they move their body. In particular, they
    • first enters the human body, moves up the spinal column and enters
    • cerebral convolution, like everywhere else in the human body, blood
    • in the human body. If you did not have nerves everywhere, you could
    • You have nerves everywhere in your body.
    • side of our body much less, and that is why the right half of the
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    • physical balance, as it does with the physical body here, but in a
    • the spiritual world — and acts accordingly with his body. He
    • body in a way it should not do. There you have the crudest example.
    • not tolerated by the physical body. If the physical body is too weak
    • the physical body is strong enough to prevail, it weakens the vision.
    • desires simply what his body desires, for sensuous enjoyment is
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    • nourishment into my body, What is out there, what eyes see and ears
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    • stages of evolution when our body dies away and we go through the gate
    • spiritual world; the body dies away beneath us. So will it be one day
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    • luminous body of gas out in cosmic space is spiritual through and
    • body, a great deal more is happening than modern science dreams of.
    • rests there in the body of the mother and is given form by the Sun
    • body. This physical body takes in the foodstuffs from the outer world
    • and the forces of the foodstuffs continue to work within the body. But
    • the physical body is permeated by the astral body and in the astral
    • body the Moon forces are actively at work. The Sun forces too play
    • into the astral body. The etheric body is there in the middle, between
    • physical and astral body.
    • they are active in the physical body and are then taken hold of by the
    • astral body in which the influence of Sun and Moon are working. But
    • between the physical body and astral body the etheric body is
    • fulfilling its functions. The forces in the etheric body come, not
    • physical body. His etheric body relates him to the whole environment
    • of the Earth. Through his astral body he is involved in the weaving
    • Now these influences of the Sun and Moon in the astral body are
    • These forces of Saturn work in the whole astral body of man, but above
    • all in the part of the astral body which corresponds to the
    • ‘upper’ man. They stream into the astral body, pervade it,
    • between the astral body and the physical body. When, for instance, a
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    • work, say, in the process of fertilisation or in the body of the
    • and a new birth builds up his own physical body in a spirit-form
    • the mother body, the ear is protected from entering into the domain of
    • physical body and his etheric body, all that lay inherent in these
    • body — the body of the last earthly life. No-one understands the
    • present body who does not see in it the germ of a head, for the next
    • bound to the physical body, just as our walking is) — these
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • the eye, and the other sense-organs too. Observe then the body in its
    • you yourself with your etheric body — not with your physical but
    • with your etheric body — speak the word Tree very quietly to
    • body after death disappears after three days. For it is the same
    • activity after death, when we remember through the etheric body for
    • long as we possess the etheric body. In the same manner he who has
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    • When the astral body
    • astral body from the physical is really a continual experience of
    • world of sleep, into the sleeping condition, a body of detrimental,
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    • connected with occult science have initiated their members. Somebody may
    • Nobody knows who wrote it. On the outside there are only the words: The man
    • physical body existed; they were present before your first physical
    • Degrees are there but nobody has worked through them in the real sense! In
    • egoism. The astral body of every nation, every race, every epoch, has a
    • the astral body of a human being who is [a] member of one of these
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    • person sleeps, the astral body and Ego are outside the physical
    • does not immediately penetrate into the physical body, but
    • body, then these pictures are formed out of life. For in
    • someone is penetrating into the body and passing through the
    • etheric body, or at the moment of falling asleep when, on
    • leaving the physical body, the sleeper lingers in the etheric
    • body. These dream pictures taken from ordinary life are formed
    • outside the body. The individual lives then in a different
    • the body with their soul and lose consciousness. On waking they
    • the entrance into the body. When, as has been said, someone
    • does not enter the body immediately, but becomes aware of the
    • passage through the etheric body, there arise the pictures of
    • outside the physical body in the spiritual world, we perceive
    • the physical body, diving down instantaneously into it. The
    • the physical body, the person enters the etheric body. Then the
    • penetrating into the etheric body, he or she would then be
    • night without returning to your physical body, so that this
    • physical body rose up before you and you were to look upon it
    • the other processes of the body. In the second condition of
    • common both to the body and to the soul. Some element connected
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    • To speak of the human being as consisting of physical body, etheric
    • body, astral body, Ego, and so on, is really very abstract. For this
    • reality. To-day we shall consider the human etheric body, describing
    • this human etheric body. We should not stop at the vague conception
    • conveyed by describing how the etheric body is related to the physical
    • body, how it differs in substance, and so on. Such descriptions are
    • sleep, the etheric body remains within the physical body, and that
    • — as we have always described it — the astral body and the
    • Ego leave this physical body and etheric body. The life of the astral
    • body and Ego is still so weak, at the present stage of their cosmic
    • the subconscious experiences through which the astral body and the Ego
    • human being is asleep, and in particular at the etheric body. In this
    • way we shall treat the term “etheric body” so as to draw
    • was cultivated in the ancient Mysteries. Looking at this etheric body,
    • We see the physical body grow still. We see the human being unable to
    • whole extent, the physical body rests — but the human etheric
    • body becomes all the more active and inwardly mobile between falling
    • measure as the functions of the physical body come to rest, at and
    • the etheric body begins.
    • This lively activity of the etheric body streams out, in particular,
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    • tragedy or deep trial in life. Nobody can deny that in the lives of
    • had never yet been united with a human body. What then arose in the
    • incarnate in the body lives in a physical world.
    • the soul. The soul was freed from the body by external means, and
    • soul were enhanced and strengthened. The body was left behind in a
    • been experienced outside the body. This soul, having participated
    • of physical body, life (or etheric) body, and of the soul-sheaths; in
    • and is bound up with it in the same way as his physical body is bound
    • as the Gnosis also knew — worked in the body of Jesus of
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    • somebody used the word among a small group of people, whereupon a
    • This ‘higher man’ surrounds the physical body like a halo and is much
    • World-Soul lies crucified in the Body of the World. The World-Soul,
    • to-day by having permeated the pure plant-body with desires, with the
    • body of passions. Thereby he has risen higher on the path to
    • would be purified, the substance of his body would become as pure and
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    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • abode in the body of Jesus. This dogma was to reign supreme and the
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    • as he is constituted to-day, from the aspect of body, soul and
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • human being consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body,
    • with, we say: We designate as man’s physical body his external
    • the etheric body lies at the foundation of the physical body. Let us,
    • apparently the case) about the physical body, for the physical body
    • methods. But although the physical body may at first seem to be what
    • recollect that man’s physical body, in the form in which it
    • place: it was transformed through the fact that the etheric body was
    • incorporated with it. When the physical body passed on from the
    • permeated with the etheric body. And it also had to change when it
    • became permeated with the astral body upon the Moon. Not only
    • has the astral body been added to the physical body, but the physical
    • body has been transformed through the fact that the etheric body
    • astral body during the. Moon-epoch, whereas the Ego is gradually
    • develops first of all within the astral body, then within the etheric
    • body, but then also within the physical body.
    • case, that just as the first foundation of the physical body has been
    • the physical body, has been made possible through the Spirits of
    • When we encounter man’s physical body upon the Earth, we must
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • Spirits of Form gave the human physical body the form which it
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    • raising his body and his countenance upright. He raises his body
    • whole bearing and appearance. When the soul truly permeates the body,
    • the body can become the outward expression and manifestation of the
    • soul. The human body is then revealed to us as a work of artistic
    • perfect in itself as the physical body of man permeated by soul. In
    • that man, as microcosm, is soul within a body, so is the
    • the days when this story was actually written, nobody would have been
    • that the human being consists of physical body, ether-body, astral
    • body and Ego — or Manas and Kama-Manas ... this is really
    • celebrates its resurrection. Nobody will rejoice to find the world
    • being stripped of its mysteries; but on the other hand nobody will
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    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • body.” Never did the man of ancient time unite himself so
    • closely with his human body as to lose this awareness of the real
    • mere heavenly body spreading light around, but a dwelling-place of
    • spiritual World. Yet by my very entry into a human body
    • the real thing. The souls of olden time, looking out through the body
    • down from the Divine-spiritual world, and have assumed a human body.
    • and take on a human body — as indeed He did, when the time was
    • forgotten because the forces of the human body were evolving towards
    • in a human body.
    • closely united with the body that doubt could arise in their minds:
    • How shall the soul live on when the body falls into decay? In olden
    • As the dead body is to the human being in the fulness of his life,
    • takes away our body: — Having understood the “Out of the
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    • pulsates in the body; they feel it in the power of the breath. In the
    • power of the breath as it enfills and surges through the body, they
    • Golgotha came a time when Christ was present in a human body
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    • physical body in order to make ourselves acquainted through it with
    • inasmuch as he has an etheric body, belongs to the elemental world.
    • which we are through our etheric body, this is no longer the case in
    • virtue of our etheric body — we are related to a number of
    • encircling planets. Our own etheric body is a kind of Sun elemental
    • way in which our elemental or etheric body is related to its
    • etheric body. In future time there will be a kind of medicine which
    • the other satellite is related to the etheric body; and according to
    • death, it is they, by their forces, who draw our etheric body out of
    • our physical body, and place it — that is to say, place the
    • for a few days. Then what we call the etheric body is given over to
    • imagine that this, the second body which we lay aside, is at all
    • The elemental or etheric body is always perceptible, for instance, to
    • True, he has laid aside this elemental body and he now lives on
    • constantly related to the elemental body which he has laid aside. It
    • is not as with the physical body, to which man loses his relationship
    • when he has cast it off. With the elemental body the opposite is the
    • relationship of man to his elemental or etheric body can work right
    • were pouring his will into the etheric body which he has laid aside,
    • rays to us. Via the elemental or etheric body, the dead react
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    • Typhon slew him and made away with the dead body. Isis had to search
    • a long time for the corpse. She found the body at last in Phoenicia,
    • for they had been in the body of Chronos. Zeus himself alone had been
    • had lived in the body to which the Zeus-concept was referred. But the
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    • body. On the one hand man's forces pass away from the earth into the
    • not proceed from the head, but from the lower body, and was of
    • physical body, which is linked with the becoming young of his etheric
    • body. Of this then we will speak next time in all detail.
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    • body, one grew into strength of soul, one grew into union with the
    • older. But only our physical body grows older. For from the spiritual
    • something else than merely his physical body. He consists of the
    • etheric body or the body of formative forces, and then the astral
    • body, the ego — if we only speak of these four. But even if we
    • stop short at the etheric body, at the invisible, super-sensible body
    • and death, just as we carry about our physical body of flesh and
    • blood and bones. We carry in us this etheric body of formative
    • forces, but we see there is a difference: the physical body grows
    • ever older, the etheric or body of formative forces is old when we
    • to get wrinkled then our etheric body blooms and becomes
    • indicated. People reckon only with man's physical body, never with
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    • feel the rejuvenation of their etheric body so that the
    • in each globe the body of a spiritual being. It would have been
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    • human body, we use the forces that lie in this substance.
    • the etheric body, and which, while we are growing old physically,
    • man becomes chubby. In this process undergone by the etheric body
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    • first lays aside his physical body; then he is in possession of what
    • we call the ego. Besides this he has his astral body, and at the
    • beginning, although only for a short time, the etheric body also.
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • etheric body is, one might say, pushed upward into cosmic space, just
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • human being is then left with his astral body. In this astral body we
    • still find the after-effects of the etheric body, that is to say, all
    • that this astral body has experienced by being linked in the last
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • you know, considerable time elapses before the astral body is also
    • himself. The etheric body bears within itself, as it were, the
    • what has imprinted itself upon the etheric body actually continues to
    • and mode of our behavior towards the etheric body. Our life is not
    • to realize how that which he incorporates into his etheric body by
    • conduct in life contributes to the configuration of the etheric body,
    • which we continue to bear as our astral body must not be looked upon
    • in the cosmos. This is not the case. The astral body also imparts
    • when the ego has freed itself from this astral body, after the
    • have incorporated into our astral body is to be found outside in the
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    • waking, both the astral body and the Ego are present outside the
    • and astral body are doing during sleep; none the less their
    • life. The reason why the Ego and astral body cannot unfold
    • evolution, Ego and astral body have no organs wherewith to become
    • these experiences are undergone by the Ego and astral body during
    • the experiences of Ego and astral body work into the life of day, by
    • falling over. Thus he learns to place his body into the world; he
    • of gravity in the body, whether standing or walking, lies at the
    • sense; the Ego and astral body have separated, in essentials, from
    • spiritual Science, we examine the astral body of man which has
    • that this astral body contains within it the forces that are
    • which the astral body participates in the process. For when the human
    • speech in everyday life, the astral body carries with it, out of the
    • when he falls asleep, the astral body carries this element of soul
    • all this can be perceived in the astral body during the sleeping
    • all this is carried forth into the spiritual world by the astral body
    • spiritual world by the astral body during the night. Thus we can say:
    • all that are carried out of the human being by the astral body during
    • the night. This is a characteristic function of the astral body.
    • body is connected with the breast from which speech proceeds, so is
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    • which transcends the physical body. After a time we feel that the
    • that nobody can prove the reality of these higher worlds of which
    • manifestations of mediumship for what they really are. Nobody will
    • has not, like the visionary, submerged his life of soul in the body,
    • but who has made it free of the body through the efforts described
    • the ether body, or the body of formative forces.
    • member which works at the forming of the earthly body, is discovered
    • The super-sensible ether-body or life-body spoken of by
    • which scientific thought has rightly abandoned. The ether-body is a
    • with the tableau of life, with perception of the ether-body, has been
    • Through Imaginative Cognition we have learnt to know the ether-body,
    • the body of formative forces working in us during earthly
    • existence. This body of formative forces has now been suppressed and
    • in and through the ether-body or body of formative forces, just as
    • the ether-body in turn permeates the physical body.
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science speaks of the astral body of
    • man which is thus discovered and which permeates the body of
    • examine the worlds in which this astral body lives with the ‘I’
    • being. We learn to know how the body of formative forces,
    • the astral body bears the eternal core of our being, how this astral
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    • THE ETHERIC BODY AS A REFLEXION OF THE UNIVERSE.
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • etheric body, his astral body and his ego. And we know that after a
    • comparatively short time the etheric body becomes severed from the
    • experiences with his ego and his astral body and together with those
    • during the time between death and a new birth, also the etheric body
    • to everyone of us that the etheric body of a man who died young must
    • an etheric body abandons a human being who has passed through the
    • portal of death at an early age, that etheric body might still have
    • The constitution of an etheric body must be of such a kind as
    • or 30th year, the etheric body that abandons him still
    • year. These forces live in the etheric body; they do not go lost.
    • with the path trodden by man's etheric body, while he is passing
    • external physical body (we know this, for it is a trivial truth)
    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • body does not in any way grow older; the etheric body grows younger
    • and younger, in the same degree in which the physical body grows
    • birth, then our etheric body, that has become united with our
    • physical body, is, comparatively speaking, old, and in the course of
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    • of these external media, a conception of man's body too was built up
    • bodily fluids, but in the etheric body.
    • salt. It was dissolved and re-formed in his etheric body but he was
    • in his etheric body. From this he knew: salt has the shape of a cube.
    • which revealed themselves in his etheric body. They were cosmic
    • age dawned when this faculty to experience in the etheric body these
    • body, had been taking place since the beginning of the fifteenth
    • etheric body. This is the ‘salt-process.’
    • perception of the processes taking their course in the etheric body
    • form in his etheric body and consciously experiences - such was the
    • in the salts and re-forms it in his etheric body, experiences it
    • his etheric body.’ It is so, indeed: from the concrete thoughts
    • what man has formed in his etheric body — by virtue of which he
    • together with his physical body. The fact of pre-existence was
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    • do with a particular forming of man's etheric body, during a very old
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • way. He was much more strongly conscious of his body.
    • their own body. For example, the really cultured Greek looked up to
    • how the Greek experienced what went on in his body: whether he
    • his understanding was connected with his body the Greek felt with
    • livingly into our body, but that lives instead in concepts that do
    • formations in certain parts of the body. These names mean far more
    • into the human body, during that time — one might say
    • body, soul and spirit, but that it is instead a Christian's duty to
    • acknowledge that man consists only of body and soul, and that the
    • human being, according to which man consists of body, soul and
    • that man only consists of body and soul.
    • knowledge, and they speak on the one hand of the body, and on the
    • being, unwilling to know our human body and, at the same time,
    • human soul, that is to say, the ego and the astral body, loosens
    • bed — where does the soul, that is the ego and the astral body,
    • explanations that a cloud may be seen hovering over the physical body
    • this little girl lived in the spiritual world as body and soul, and
    • body. You see, here we have significant forces that pass over into
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    • a way of thought rather than a body of dogma, springs from the work
    • experiences through the instrumentality of our body, we also have
    • existence in the physical body. But neither are they without
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • proper for us in the physical body. Even the experiences gained by
    • everybody to-day ought constantly to repeat them to himself. Only so
    • Thinking that is bound up with the body is proper to physical life
    • only. Directly we leave this body, our thinking loses definition; it
    • death, without doing anything towards it. His body is organised in
    • such a way that his being reflects itself through the body, and he
    • and death, is furnished for him by his body. He loses it the moment
    • he leaves the body, and then he can be conscious of an ego only by
    • body, after earthly life he can make use of the light.
    • the same fact as when one says here on earth: Man lives in his body
    • and death we say: Man lives in the body and concerns himself with
    • As soon as he leaves the body, we must say: He is united with the
    • bodily men — with bones, muscles, nerves. And our body
    • physical world, is your body. It becomes a mirror, reflecting back to
    • image of the ego is reflected back to you by the body. You know of
    • this ego-image when you look at the body with that centre of
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    • for these serious events with their life, body and soul:
    • body, which we learn to know externally in the physical world through
    • which we designate as our etheric body: this already possesses a
    • etheric body is an organism having super-sensible character,
    • Fichte, to Troxler and others. Indeed, man's etheric body can only be
    • be contemplated externally, just as the physical-sensory body can be
    • our contemplation to the astral body. The astral body in man cannot
    • which we contemplate the physical body through our external senses,
    • or in the same way in which we contemplate our etheric body
    • through our inner sense; the astral body is something that can only
    • us that what we designate as man's physical body is a very
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • up our physical body.
    • that lives within the physical body. Even ordinary science merely
    • in the world, merely know of the physical body as much as we would
    • acquainted with the interior of the physical body! We know what it is
    • body, this spatial interior is far more external than the real
    • our body. Spatially speaking, they are outside. Nevertheless,
    • inside our body. What is inside our body, is built up by the least
    • our body, as we generally say at the present time. The more our
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    • were, its chief group-body HERE, at this place, and that stretches
    • then this being of Nature would have a body and its soul-part would
    • are three parts, almost organs of one might being, whose body lives
    • penetrate with their influence as far as the etheric body, and to
    • mould man, through the etheric body, in such away that his physical
    • body becomes an instrument for that which is to be his particular and
    • that stretches certain parts of its principal body out of the ocean
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    • to anybody who keeps up with the way civilization and culture are
    • created? Everybody who has sought out the Anthroposophical Society
    • to write about, and not everybody has one inside him, so it has to be
    • Anybody with a heart and a healthy mind can take in anthroposophy,
    • a training that can be given anybody. A person with no further
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    • the human etheric body as it is connected with the physical body. We shall
    • sketch the physical body as a kind of rind of the etheric body, though it
    • body, except the most external part of the latter. Let this then be the
    • etheric and physical body, and there, belonging to them, as is understood, in
    • the whole system of man, his astral body and ego. Let us now recall that the
    • etheric body of man naturally consists of the different kinds of ether which
    • turn our attention to the light-ether. It is true that the whole etheric body
    • kinds of ether, but we shall only consider today that part of the ether body
    • etheric body which we call the light-ether, we have sketched it above.
    • we are awake, that the astral body and ego are within the physical and
    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • body. This has often been explained.
    • when we met the man five days ago our etheric body experienced certain
    • movements. It is the light part of the etheric body that we are now
    • considering; of course, the other members of the etheric body — the
    • light-body. Our etheric body, then, experienced certain movements, for the
    • light-body as movements — as inner light-movements; so that apart from
    • light-body. Thus the whole result of our meeting with the man consisted in
    • our light-body experiencing all kinds of movements. Picture this vividly to
    • light-body was in continual movement. What you said to him, what you felt and
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    • with what we call man's etheric body. So we can also assume that the
    • the etheric body. Perhaps we are justified in asking if there is any
    • we say that memory has something to do with the etheric body, we
    • ought to ask ourselves how it happens that the etheric body acquires
    • etheric body is present in plants where it has an essentially
    • etheric body. And this etheric body in the plant is the principle of
    • the plant were only subject to the activity of the etheric body,
    • repeat indefinitely. It is due to the etheric body that the parts of
    • a living entity repeat again and again, for it is the etheric body
    • body. Everything depending on repetition in man or animal is
    • activity of the etheric body. The termination of the plant's growth
    • activity of man's astral body. So we can say that everything
    • this etheric body, and man has it too. Of course there can be no
    • is with the etheric body, which is the principle of repetition, that
    • plant's etheric body and man's, which, in addition to the qualities
    • of the plant's etheric body also has the capacity to develop memory,
    • the etheric body of the plant always has a certain finite number of
    • round beyond which they cannot go. Man's etheric body is different.
    • man's etheric body has as it were another part too, a free part,
    • into his soul which this free part of the etheric body deals with. So
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    • body, it cannot possibly work beneficially with the healthy or the
    • as a whole and not to one part of him only, namely the physical body.
    • they only had a body, then however spiritually minded he believes
    • fourfold nature and for everybody to go repeating that man consists
    • of a physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego, even if people
    • physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego play in the healthy
    • other organ of man's physical body, because these other organs are
    • expression, the physical counterpart, of the etheric body, then even
    • course that when he makes a prick in the body blood will flow out
    • body, is not what flows out when I make the prick and take out a
    • drop. For the moment blood comes out of the body it changes to such
    • it, it is no longer the blood it was when it flowed in the body. It
    • astral body and which therefore affect the external expression of the
    • astral body, the nervous system. Now whilst mentioning this second
    • thought necessary here. When man's astral body has an irregularity
    • the astral body, the first thing we notice physically is a certain
    • originate therefore in the astral body, it can come from something
    • you see, the first thing you have to ask yourself when somebody comes
    • irregularities of the astral body and that appear in certain
    • you know that the nerve is the expression of the astral body and seek
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    • man still lived in a very insubstantial material body.
    • and how little could actually happen in human life, as everybody
    • would want to do the same thing as everybody else. But in ancient
    • man was still in a softer, more spiritual body he was much more open
    • long as they had a body of soft material they could actually become
    • grew less and less the denser man's body became. Through this
    • can see that it is really the astral body in particular that is
    • body into his organism himself to begin with as he comes down from
    • through the inter-working of the two sexes. So the astral body is the
    • part of man that shows most clearly the non-divine. The etheric body
    • and the physical body is the most divine of all; it is God's temple,
    • astral body man seeks all kinds of pleasures and can have all sorts
    • of desires that have a harmful effect on the physical body, even
    • today his physical body is still such a wonderful instrument that it
    • astral body for decades. And so we have to admit that because of all
    • these things that occur in the human astral body it has become the
    • that the deepest causes of illness lie in the astral body and in its
    • bad effects on the etheric body, and by way of the etheric body on
    • the physical body. Now we will understand a number of things that
    • physical body. Now what is the significance of man giving his
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    • body, etheric body, astral body and ego. These four members of man's
    • physical body, etheric body and so on are connected with one another
    • astral body and the ego are to a certain extent outside these. But
    • more accurately today. The astral body and the ego are not active in
    • the physical body now. But the physical body with its nerves and
    • blood system and the etheric body cannot exist unless they are
    • interpenetrated by an astral body and something resembling an ego.
    • Nor could the etheric body exist without being interpenetrated by
    • higher entities. When the human being's own astral body and ego
    • human body cannot remain without there being an ego and an astral
    • body active within it, so there also has to be an ego and an astral
    • body active when the human being is asleep. To be exact, we would
    • have to say that the ego and the astral body that are active in the
    • human being's sleeping physical body are also within the human being
    • activity of the human being's own astral body and ego. If we want to
    • tell ourselves that this human ego is within the human body when man
    • ego and that has a free hand in the human body, descends into the
    • human astral body goes through changes in a very similar way. This
    • describing a circle. With the astral body too the changes are such
    • astral body. Only present-day man does not notice this descent into
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    • between man's ego, astral body, etheric body and physical body. What
    • similar way to our astral body is the number seven. Whereas the ego
    • twenty-four hours or a day, our astral body does the same thing in
    • body's corresponding rhythm, we have to say that if the ordered
    • regularity of the astral body is really there, then the astral body
    • through its cycle in a day, the astral body goes considerably slower,
    • body, on the other hand, takes four times seven days; after four
    • mind what was said the time before last. With the physical body it is
    • that the female etheric body is male and the male etheric body
    • particular organ of the human body is upset. Then the whole organism
    • various organs of the human body came into existence and developed at
    • body’ is the most complicated matter imaginable, for the human
    • today have their origins in the astral body and are to a certain
    • the lungs have to do with the astral body, how the very first,
    • Earth, ancient Moon, and how at that time the astral body was as it
    • astral body. The actual expression of the astral body is of course
    • began at the same time as the development of the astral body and the
    • includes the lungs in the rhythm of the astral body, that rhythm that
    • temperature is connected with certain functions of the etheric body.
    • Something must be happening in the etheric body if a temperature runs
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    • the physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego, enables us to
    • complexes of the physical body itself. That is, the ego has its chief
    • physical equivalent in the blood, the astral body in the nervous
    • system, the etheric body in all that comes under the heading of the
    • glandular system, and the physical body represents itself. Then we
    • irregularities in the astral body manifests in irregularities in the
    • nervous system, and what originates in the etheric body manifests in
    • the glandular system, and that it is in the physical body that we
    • and astral body are connected with the etheric body, but without the
    • physical body being there. He has, as it were, laid that aside. This
    • mentioned. During life, when man is asleep, he lays his etheric body
    • aside as well as his physical body, hence this combination of ego,
    • astral body and etheric body exists only after death, and then for a
    • etheric body, is laid aside and absorbed by the general world ether,
    • questions of reincarnation, when the etheric body is preserved in a
    • etheric body is kept, being the fruit of life experience. Then
    • astral body without man being bound to a physical body. This is the
    • physical body and physical existence altogether.
    • still has all those forces in his astral body which were there at the
    • moment of death. For he has laid aside only the physical body, the
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    • individuality is already united with the human body before birth.
    • the moment when the kernel from previous lives first enters the body
    • the astral body. In the case of sorrow that leads to weeping, we can
    • astral body within itself, squeezing together its forces, as it were.
    • body, compresses it as it were, to defend itself against being
    • astral body, the third member.
    • process. The ego tries as it were to loosen the astral body, to
    • of the astral body. That is the spiritual state of affairs. Every
    • the ego is contracting the astral body. Every time someone laughs,
    • the ego is expanding and making a bulge in the astral body. Only
    • are, in the first place, active in the astral body. And because
    • everything spiritual in man finds expression in the body, and the
    • body is the physiognomy of the spirit — condensed spirit —
    • human physical body, has to be more mobile within itself than an
    • animal body. It must not have such a rigid form as an animal body. We
    • him. Nobody is likely to say that a dog or a parrot has as individual
    • soon as man changes the general balance of forces in his astral body
    • forces of the astral body. When, instead of holding the astral body
    • case of a certain display of feeling the ego makes the astral body
    • physiognomical expression of that slackening of the astral body that
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    • actually the human body too, developed in the different epochs of
    • know, still one body. The conditions within our whole evolution must
    • was already in a physical body at the time when the sun was still
    • joined with the earth, it was not like today's body. At that time he
    • had the kind of physical body like you can imagine if you picture man
    • himself with a body as airy as it was before, and he would have to be
    • etheric body and were beings of a more ethereal nature, having only a
    • souls, and each human being was much more inside his own body. Thus
    • times in their etheric body, or they had to sacrifice themselves and
    • died out. Having descended too soon into a physical body, they fell
    • migrated to Atlantis, the human body evolved its form to the extent
    • way. And it was only in the course of time that the human body
    • temperate zones. For in this period of evolution the human body was
    • still evolving. In Atlantean times the human body was not yet
    • Atlantean times a gigantically developed physical body. And if you
    • not on a very high level spiritually, for he has rushed into his body
    • those days the body was still to a certain extent perfectly capable
    • we see that in Atlantean times the human body could still form itself
    • the body hardened in egoism as it were, and it became impossible for
    • expression in his physiognomy and on the surface of his body, then it
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    • physical world when he leaves his mother's body and frees himself of
    • During the first seven years of his life the child's etheric body is
    • outer world, just as the physical body is enveloped until birth in a
    • etheric body born. Then the astral body is still enclosed in the
    • the astral body develops freely until the twenty-first or
    • the protecting sheath first of the etheric body then of the astral
    • body and only when the twenty-second year has been reached does that
    • its physical and etheric body here in the physical world, whereas its
    • astral body is outside it; but only the physical and etheric body
    • within it. The plant emerges from the seed, forms its physical body,
    • and then the etheric body gradually develops. And this etheric body
    • etheric body is still enveloped in the astral body until puberty, and
    • that man's astral body is not actually born until then. But the
    • body, for it has none. Therefore the plant has nothing further to
    • animals. In these lower animals the astral body has quite evidently
    • not penetrated into the physical body to the same extent as in the
    • their astral body is not yet entirely within their physical body.
    • its astral body for the most part outside it, and therefore it has
    • so it dies. The animal still has an astral body, but no ego.
    • in the animal. The astral body becomes free, and as long as it
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    • into the physical body is essential.
    • physical body in a way that enables him to participate in the
    • have to be active, to use our hands, to move our physical body from
    • body, etheric body, astral body and Ego was changed by the force
    • astral body have left the physical and etheric bodies. It is
    • most accurately portrays that of the etheric body when the astral
    • body and Ego have left. As we go about during the day our gestures
    • and movements are conditioned by the fact that the astral body and
    • astral body and Ego are outside and the etheric body alone is in the
    • physical body. The etheric body then unfolds its own activity and
    • the etheric body than that achieved by Michelangelo in this figure of
    • body under such circumstances can be imagined.
    • the activity of the etheric body.
    • developed human being, the etheric body emerges and the physical body
    • body, the astral body and the Ego from a man's physical body, we
    • shall find that the posture then assumed by the physical body is
    • if we think of the activity of the astral body while there is
    • diminished activity of the etheric body and Ego, we shall find the
    • etheric body and of the Ego (in the figures of ‘Night’
    • when we know that this figure gives expression to the ‘life-body’,
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    • the body when waking from sleep. Between birth and death a human
    • Lucifer or Christ. Forces needed for renewal of the etheric body in
    • of the astral body from the other planetary spheres.
    • astral body, vanishes during sleep and wakens again in the morning.
    • back into the same body. Through the resulting collision our
    • is kindled by the counter-pressure of our body. Our ‘I’
    • is implanted in the physical body, etheric body and astral body and
    • it. We collide with our body.
    • Let us consider the astral body first. After death the
    • body during life on Earth we create the conditions of existence as
    • body of man. A considerable spiritual heirloom is available for all
    • renewal of our etheric body for the next incarnation; whereas the
    • forces necessary for our astral body in the next incarnation must be
    • Let nobody believe that what I have been saying is
    • etheric body shall be rightly formed in his next incarnation. The
    • Earth to the life between death and the new birth. Nobody can fail to
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    • The relation of the soul to the body. Analogy of the plant and its
    • although a human being casts off physical body and etheric body at
    • between the astral body and the ‘I’ expresses itself as a
    • connected with the astral body. It is not so easy to convey an idea
    • soul and body. The habits of thought peculiar to the times tend to
    • example. When somebody speaks of telegraphing today he has the
    • to do with the processes of the human body as the communication from
    • use of a differently formed body, just as the message from Berlin to
    • in the same sense the body with its possibility of movement and the
    • simply not the case that the body as such has anything more directly
    • time. Similarly it is possible to conceive of a body — quite
    • the body? A saying of Schiller, applied to man, is particularly
    • his own Ego and astral body. When does a human being allow his limbs
    • leaves and blossoms? When his Ego and astral body leave his bodily
    • organism. What the sun does to the plant, the Ego and astral body do
    • to the organs of the human being. Hence we can say: the plant's body
    • must turn to the sun as man's body must turn to the Ego and astral
    • body and we must think of these members of his being as having the
    • astral body originate from the cosmic sphere to which the sun belongs
    • the astral body of man have made themselves independent of the forces
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    • human being which at death leaves the physical body and, to a
    • considerable extent, the etheric body too, passes through a life
    • bodies and is living in his Ego and astral body which are then in the
    • his Ego and astral body when these members are outside his physical
    • body during sleep he would be in the same condition as he is between
    • to his physical body. Nor does he become free from the physical body
    • death. As long as the physical body remains alive, the union is
    • body and the physical and etheric bodies.
    • astral body move outwards and unite with the forces of the stars. But
    • physical body, etheric body, astral body and Ego. This connection can
    • Figure A. Waking state. The physical body is indicated
    • by the innermost darker dotted outline, the etheric body by the
    • fainter dotted outline, the astral body by the sloping lines; the
    • astral body leave the human being during sleep is, however, strictly
    • body and Ego; this is absolutely correct as regard the upper parts of
    • present in man's consciousness penetrates more deeply into the body.
    • realised how the astral body and the Ego experience what is happening
    • something that is independent of the body. Immortality was thus an
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    • physical body but can continue his work in purely spiritual worlds.
    • the astral body of the Jesus Child of whom we are told in St. Luke's
    • longer working in a human body but in the spiritual body in which he
    • incarnations there was one who did not work in a physical body and
    • a Being who need no longer incarnate in a human body, he had
    • space from one heavenly body to another but is prepared in the sacred
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    • rest of the physical body. At a certain stage of development,
    • physical body, etheric body, astral body and the ‘I’ or
    • leaves behind him, first of all, his physical body; then, after a
    • certain time, most of the etheric body dissolves into the cosmic
    • body accompanies him for a considerable time but again a kind of
    • sheath of that body is cast off when the Kamaloka period is over.
    • period between birth and death in the physical body, through the
    • astral body, or through the period of Devachan which lasts for the
    • about this ‘I’ of man in the physical body, which they
    • rest of man's physical body. If we observe the human head with
    • hold mobile parts of the body still and move only the corresponding
    • obsolete. Repose of the physical body is the requirement of modern
    • essential difference between the human head and the rest of the body
    • is that in respect of the rest of the body the human being will need
    • living in a physical body, he dies and passes into the other period
    • all-important when he has laid aside his physical body. During his
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    • development is connected primarily with the physical body, then for
    • seven years with the etheric body, then for seven years with the
    • astral body, the sentient soul, and so on. The evolutionary factors
    • the Ego. We know that man received the germ of his physical body from
    • the Thrones, of his etheric body from the Spirits of Wisdom, of his
    • astral body from the Spirits of Movement, and the germinal foundation
    • the physical body.
    • different periods, leads back finally to the physical body of Adam —
    • completely submerged in the water. As a result, the etheric body of
    • the physical body or to live on Earth with no other wishes or desires
    • the astral body of the Jesus-Child of St. Luke's Gospel
    • progresses in and through polarity. Somebody might think that as the
    • not appear at the beginning of life in a physical body but only when
    • the physical body has undergone a certain development, when a certain
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    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • Now the human body — and here I mean the physical
    • sleep, this human body itself has a singular appearance, a
    • human body as seen during sleep show a certain similarity with the
    • weaving life and activity in the other kingdoms of nature. The body
    • not destroy his body in some measure would be capable of thinking or
    • from the other side of life, the fact that man's body can gradually
    • always before it the spectacle of the body in decline — and
    • from our body into the world that is not our body; from the point of
    • the great intensity at what may now be called the human body; we
    • moment when we begin to take special interest in the human body. It
    • and outside us only the human body. We feel that the stars and other
    • clouds and so forth, in that other life we gaze at the human body. At
    • which human body?
    • his later earthly existence. The physical body which a man has on
    • the Earth. The physical body we bear is in itself fourfold. It has
    • Old Sun period the etheric body was woven into this foundation;
    • during the Old Moon period the astral body was added and then, during
    • processes the physical body has undergone many changes. Thus we have
    • Moon conditions. Our physical human body is the product of
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    • forces needed by man in order to mould his body and also his destiny
    • in the physical body on Earth. Relationship with the Buddha can be
    • body, even the very convolutions of his brain, by means of the forces
    • upon our physical body possessing organs which enable us to come in
    • to build a body able to cope with this world and all its demands. The
    • super-sensible forces which man needs in order to fashion his body and
    • to bring with him the forces wherewith to build his body efficiently
    • Earth he can certainly form and mould his body, but he moulds it then
    • This by no means applies to everybody. There are some people who take
    • physical body. Each world has its own specific mission; no two worlds
    • incarnated in a physical body. Men are predestined for this and if
    • his etheric body as I have described [See Lectures Three, Five and
    • man consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body and Ego,
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    • aside the physical body, then the etheric body, and then expands and
    • Earth. In the physical body on Earth the soul has experiences which
    • rids himself of all longing to be connected with a physical body,
    • with the physical body which was his in the last incarnation. While a
    • Earth-body which needed to be — and actually was —
    • Saturn sphere, is related to the Earth-Sphere as the Earth-Body is
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    • remain for only a limited time in a human body, as was the body of
    • Christ Being dwelt for three years only in the body of Jesus of
    • Christ Being dwelt in the body of Jesus. First of all, the mystery of
    • the body of Jesus of Nazareth was not clear to them. They did not
    • know that the Ego of Zarathustra had lived in this body; that the
    • about the temporary inhabiting of the body of Jesus of Nazareth by
    • bodily form. They formed the idea that it was only a phantom body
    • what we should call an astral body — which had gone about on,
    • and there, but it was not a physical body. Because of the difficulty
    • body, it was said that no such union had occurred and that when
    • people thought He had gone about in a physical body, this was
    • no body at that period; the bodies of that time would not have been
    • elected to live in a human body, and they would have been able to
    • say of it: Now there is present a body in which the Christ can
    • though showered forth from the depth of the astral body. And with
    • no longer experienced through the astral body. For that is the
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    • also that the Zarathustra Ego passed over into the body of the other
    • vital organs, and their underlying forces in the etheric body, which
    • strongly, while he was assuming a form of body on the different
    • brought about in the human body a harmonious co-operation of brain,
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    • Castle empty — nobody was there. He called out for someone —
    • nobody was there. He got dressed, and downstairs he found his horse
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    • living being, endowed not merely with a body, as the modern
    • animal body. Plants are its hair; metals are its veins; the waters of
    • works throughout the body of the earth, but it has its seat in a
    • above. But presently, after the Christ had descended into the body of
    • earth and the constellations. This soul works throughout the body of
    • the earth a complete analogy with the parts of an animal body. Plants
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    • uncover the forces which at that time worked upon our physical body.
    • in the physical world, we have the physical body as coming from the
    • astral body from the Old Moon, and the Ego. And when we look at man
    • laws of the astral body have already withdrawn and are no longer
    • nourishing it. What is there enclosed in the mother's body,
    • sheath of the maternal body was the whole nature during the Old Moon
    • body, etheric body, astral body, Ego, — etheric body, astral body,
    • ego, — astral body, ego, and with the ego itself.
    • Physical Body
    • Etheric Body
    • Astral Body
    • Etheric Body
    • Astral Body
    • Astral Body
    • the laws underlying the foundation of the physical body we must look
    • towards that which rules in the astral body and finds its embodiment
    • in the physical body, we have something that is not so spiritual, so
    • human being as astral body and etheric body has originated through
    • Physical body
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    • When we speak of the Moon as a physical body in the heavens, its
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
    • the universe, builds and fashions the outer form, the body of man. It
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    • [“Man's Soul and Body
    • a physical body. A far greater sphere of connections arises if we
    • able to have within the physical body. The fact that grief and sorrow
    • through the fact that we have both lived in a physical body. Just as
    • life in a physical body. This is seen from the standpoint of the one
    • connection than was the case during the life in a physical body.
    • reveals to the deceased man, who is deprived of his body, that life's
    • belong to him, robs him of his physical body, that the perception
    • similar experiences, his life in a physical body had something in
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    • we are connected through the physical body — its experiences
    • body mediates — that is to say, our actions. Immediately behind
    • body. Imaginations differ from ordinary thought in this respect. In
    • what lives as imaginations in our etheric body is due to our
    • are perpetually called forth, in our etheric body, by our life with
    • notably to our own etheric body. It is, above all, inherent in the
    • forces of our etheric body, and it makes itself felt in this way.
    • that we have our own etheric body. Our etheric body is our instrument
    • belong to physical beings. We are also related with our etheric body
    • body. Our own etheric body is intimately related to one particular
    • etheric being. Just as our etheric body — what we call our
    • etheric body from birth until death — develops its own
    • physical body, so does this etheric entity, which is as it were the
    • counterpart or counter-pole of our own etheric body, enable us to
    • body, and with which we stand in manifold relations — specific
    • Death, when for a few days we still bear our etheric body with us, we
    • immediately after death, between our own etheric body and its etheric
    • counterpart. The fact that our etheric body is taken from us a few
    • do in fact lay aside our etheric body, we hand it over, so to speak;
    • etheric body is taken from us by our own cosmic prototype or image
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    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
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    • take, as a foundation, his physical body which we learn to know
    • our etheric body: this already possesses a super-sensible character
    • inaccessible to our ordinary science. The etheric body is an organism
    • man's etheric body can only be grasped through imaginative knowledge
    • just as the physical-sensory body can be contemplated externally
    • We then ascend in our contemplation to the astral body.
    • The astral body in man cannot be contemplated in an external-sensory
    • manner in the same way in which we contemplate the physical body
    • contemplate our etheric body through our inner sense; the astral body
    • physical body is a very complicated structure, formed during long
    • contributed to this development of the physical body, from the very
    • of development therefore built up our physical body.
    • aspect of everything that lives within the physical body. Even
    • which it now lives in the world, merely know of the physical body as
    • physical body! We know what it is like, because we have frequently
    • the case of the physical body, this spatial interior is far more
    • them on the surface of our body. Spatially speaking, they are
    • exists, spatially speaking, inside our body. What is inside our body
    • send it into our body, as we generally say at the present time. The
    • from which they come; and the more they lie inside our body, the less
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    • being enacted, and who must be answerable with body, soul and spirit
    • physical body, he stands in a world, as we have become accustomed to
    • body.
    • physical body, must be changed, must be made pliant, flexible, so
    • himself of four parts, which are well known to us: physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body and Ego.
    • the fact that man lays aside his physical body. We do not need to go
    • into the different ways by which this physical body becomes united
    • body falls away from the whole being of man in the moment of death
    • event is that our physical body falls away from us and is at the same
    • its grip already for a long time, that the human body, as we carry it
    • death, that this human body simply falls into the smallest possible
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • exist only as warmth within the body of the earth.
    • that even our physical body remains connected with the earth, has a
    • body to the earth. This is an experience, an event, for the so-called
    • dead. He has the experience: — “Your body passes away
    • fact that he lays this physical body aside, that he gives over to the
    • experience of the falling away of the physical body from the entirety
    • falling away of our physical body, we should never be able to develop
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    • distinguish in him the physical body, the etheric or life-body, the
    • astral or sentient body, and that which we look upon as the highest
    • therefore that in what we call physical body, etheric body, astral
    • body and ‘ I ’, we have before us so to speak
    • what it is to-day. The astral body will then represent what you know
    • etheric or life-body, by transforming it and remodeling it into what
    • physical body; he will transform it and change it into the spiritual.
    • has re-shaped what at present is the physical body; that which to-day
    • astral body, such as man has it from the past, and the Spirit-self or
    • Manas, which will develop in man out of this astral body in the
    • learnt to master the sentient body or astral body, by pressing into
    • relationship to the sentient body, so does the intellectual-soul or
    • mind-soul to the etheric or life-body, so that the intellectual-soul
    • a certain way worked into the physical body by the ‘ I ’;
    • portion which he has already developed out of his astral body as the
    • 1. the Physical body,
    • 2. the Etheric body,
    • 3. the Astral body,
    • sentient, the intellectual and spiritual souls, upon the astral body,
    • to form the first foundations of his physical body, then those of his
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    • their etheric or life-body, that therefore they are fashioning this
    • body from out of the very inmost part of their soul.
    • admitted that the work upon this etheric or life-body cannot be
    • sense also possess a physical body. Their corporeality must be
    • all, the human body must also be concerned in the work of these
    • Let us begin with the etheric or life-body of these
    • which may be designated as the etheric body of these Archangelic
    • Germany. It is true that every man has his own etheric body, and it
    • united to his physical body, and only alters in so far as the man
    • the earth; and they embody themselves, as in a physical body, in that
    • therefore, which is ruled by physical laws. The etheric body of the
    • be suitable, and from this union between the etheric body which is
    • Archangels, the Folksouls, take place in this etheric body which
    • emotional life of man, those that work in the etheric body of man,
    • the earth and embody themselves in one or another region of the
    • idea, picture to yourselves the human etheric body embedded in the
    • folk's etheric body; picture the interaction of the human
    • etheric body and folk's etheric body and imagine further that
    • the folk's etheric body is reflected in the folk temperament in
    • ground, and did not work in conjunction with them in the etheric body
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    • modifications, as three parts within the astral body. It certainly is
    • body, prepare the transformation of the astral body itself, of the
    • etheric body and of the physical body. But these transformations are
    • astral body. The three modifications must make use of certain
    • astral body the sentient-soul is a sort of instrument, in the etheric
    • body the intellectual-soul or mind-soul, and in the physical body the
    • body.
    • modifications of the astral body, so in those spiritual Beings whom
    • members, three modifications of the etheric body. Just as in man we
    • three modifications in the etheric body. As, however, these three
    • modifications are not in the astral but in the etheric body they are
    • old age. Man experiences his youth in feeling the members of his body
    • Manas, and are now transforming their etheric body or life-body into
    • body into Spirit-self or Manas, but have not yet concluded their
    • their whole soul-nature towards what we call the astral body. For
    • modify the etheric body of man according to the three types of force.
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    • parts of man, the physical body, the etheric or life-body and the
    • astral body, were gradually established and brought to their present
    • his physical body. These Spirits of Form have no particular interest
    • in the development of this physical body, for this is, on the whole,
    • twenty-first or twenty-second year. During this time the astral body,
    • consciousness belonging to the physical body; that as a matter of
    • repetitions of conditions gone through earlier in the physical body,
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    • nature, you have the physical body, the etheric body and the astral
    • body. So that if you look at a man of the present day and to begin
    • related to what is on the one side the human physical body and on the
    • side and his physical body on the other could not have attained their
    • present form. What man possesses of will and of physical body he owes
    • to the old Saturn. The knowledge that he owes his physical body to
    • condition if you observe what is called the human etheric body and if
    • etheric body may be traced back to the old Sun. The after-effects,
    • astral body of man and human thinking are connected with that. So we
    • physical body, etheric body and astral body, willing, feeling and
    • the physical body and of the will. The mission of the Sun had to be
    • fulfilled, otherwise he could not have received the etheric body and
    • otherwise he could not have had the astral body and that which we call
    • We have before us the fact that the external physical body which
    • body through the influence of the Spirits of Wisdom, and on the other
    • a similar way with the astral body and with Thought.
    • wonderful tissue of outer will which we have in the physical body,
    • so that the etheric body and the element of Feeling, the element of
    • human astral body, — one then has to connect with the
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    • forces first of all when they reach the physical body. You know that
    • imaged in certain parts of the physical body, so that we may say, the
    • body in the nervous system; the etheric or life-body in the glandular
    • system, and only the physical body stands for itself, it is an image
    • in the blood, the astral body in the nervous system, the etheric body
    • images of the higher parts in the physical body. They cannot as yet
    • enter right into the physical body, but they seethe in the other
    • the blood; in the image of the astral body, the nervous system; and
    • in that which is the image of the etheric body, the glandular system.
    • In these three systems, which belong to the physical body but are
    • Here you see that the physical body of man is determined
    • those parts of the physical body which are the projections, the
    • the astral body, the nervous system. They operate however in a
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    • gradually formed themselves, crystallized themselves into the body.
    • etheric body, whilst making itself at home in the physical body —
    • perceived and experienced this imprinting of the soul into the body.
    • into the body and took possession of each single human being.
    • pulsates in the blood of the physical body and that everything within
    • body together, is expressed in the Germanic Scandinavian mythology
    • when the soul and body are woven, holds them both together. The
    • Germanic Scandinavian man sees the weaving of the body and soul, from
    • of man, and that from thence the human body is supplied with the
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    • imprinted themselves in the inner being of man, in his astral body.
    • which entered his inner being, entered his astral body;’ and
    • body in order to bring it to freedom and independence, the element of
    • itself in the astral body and thence works upon all the three members
    • of man, upon the astral body as well as upon the etheric and physical
    • makes itself felt in three different ways: in the astral body, in the
    • etheric body and in the physical body of man. In the etheric body is
    • astral body, the purely inner part of man, the self is permeated with
    • body is inwardly permeated by the impulse to be untruthful and thus
    • it is given the possibility of lying. In the physical body sickness
    • out that everything that appears in the physical body as sickness and
    • the astral body selfishness, in the etheric body lying and
    • untruthfulness, and in the physical body sickness and death.
    • research, that the result of Luciferic influence in the astral body
    • is selfishness, in the etheric body lying and untruthfulness, and in
    • the physical body illness and death. Now what would the Germanic
    • the Luciferic spirit upon the astral body. The second is that which
    • Loki's influence on the etheric body, which causes man to have
    • body, in which he brings about sickness and death. His third
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    • community, as if he were a part in the great body of his people. Thus
    • old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body. Hence the
    • — it was a culture that was in the human etheric body; so that
    • body. The essential thing in the old Indian culture is that the
    • refined to the highest point, goes back again into the etheric body,
    • forces of the etheric body itself.
    • only so far as to perception in the sentient body or astral body. It
    • body. But this form of world-conception which now appeared in Greece
    • activity in the etheric body, there was a more blurred, a fainter
    • etheric body.
    • people we have to deal principally with the use of the physical body
    • the first culture took place in the etheric body, after the necessary
    • coming thus to his etheric body, and from this and its forces
    • side, as it were, of the consciousness of the etheric body. That is
    • Body was evolved during the Indian civilization, the Sentient Body in
    • material body is felt as something altogether spiritual; and that
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    • themselves with that which the human body had little by little
    • earthly body itself, and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • (Home of Giants). That which developed out of the earthly body
    • instruments existing in the human body itself for the use of these
    • the etheric body are developed will be found in increasing numbers,
    • training. And why will this be so? What will the etheric body possess
    • human body, show the Mystery of the Living Christ in a new way, as it
    • He will appear in a material body. The result would then be another
    • He would return in a physical body. That would only prove that
    • body. The Anthroposophical Movement will yet have to undergo this
    • in the astral body, viz., the Midgard Serpent. That which Thor was
    • there exists the etheric form in which will embody that which we
    • so as to embody it in the whole of humanity as a sacrifice which we
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    • the Atlantean deluge, to find the epoch when the moon departed from the body of
    • of the forces that were to build his body. And this concentration of forces was
    • organism, out of his body and soul, pictures such as arose in ancient,
    • Human beings are coming to a point when their development of body and soul will
    • in body and in soul until the 33rd year of life. Today this development is
    • connected body of Spiritual Science at all today is due to the circumstance
    • whereby the forms of a previous existence are transformed, whereby the body of
    • the human body.
    • knowledge, nor can they get anywhere near the being of man. Hence the body of
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    • spirit and soul; they have nothing to do with changes in the body, nor
    • investigator will be most careful not to let the body have any
    • when spiritual research assumes the existence of an etheric body,
    • besides the physical body which is visible to bodily eyes, by this is
    • become something inwardly alive, a kind of etheric body. The will may
    • no longer directly in the body, they are outside it. The spiritual
    • consciously leave our bodies; we see the body outside ourselves, just
    • part of man which exists even when his physical body falls into decay,
    • man which does not act through the outer body, which is of a soul and
    • of a physical body, etheric body, astral body, etc.,” but he is
    • foundations of spiritual research. We arrive at leaving the body with
    • that has been indicated. We are then outside the body; and just as we
    • physical body before us. But the essential thing is that we can
    • always observe this body. And if it is a case of spiritual
    • body; but his body continues to work on undisturbed together with all
    • body, together with what he has developed within himself; and one who
    • body to turn to the dead in such a way that a real connection is made
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    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • the bodily expression of soul-and-spirit, just as the human body is
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    • exact knowledge of the inner structure of the human body. In all his
    • realistic study of the human body has influenced it. Thus he could
    • almost spontaneously how the human body actually appears in some
    • If we look at the dead body of the Christ we can see at once that
    • this is a beautiful human body such as nature would wish to create —
    • peace in death that streams over this body; and second, if we look at
    • bears the adult body of her son Jesus Christ on her lap yet seems too
    • about the fate of the human soul in its earthly body, what they
    • astral body leave the physical and etheric bodies at night, and if we
    • ask ourselves what qualities and gesture of the etheric body we
    • body of the sleeping human being if we really feel him to be what
    • spirit leaves man's physical body but leave it with life still
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    • Spiritual Science: during sleep the Ego and astral body are outside
    • Ego and astral body are generally in the immediate neighbourhood of
    • and astral body, as they return into the physical body, bring with
    • and astral body — anyone who has carried this over into his
    • with what the Ego and astral body experience as the inner law and
    • jangling tumult — and the effect upon the etheric body is the
    • same as if the physical body were being crushed to pieces in a
    • must guard against exposing my own body to these destructive forces;
    • into the region belonging exclusively to the astral body.
    • destructive element when in his Ego and astral body he comes down
    • astral body — brought into the etheric and physical bodies
    • producing in the etheric body an experience of being crushed, hacked
    • what is happening. Everybody is obliged to undergo the battle; in its
    • effects it is experienced by everybody. There would be no greater
    • out to one side or the other, like a pendulum. Nobody can say with
    • bear upon our human constitution of spirit, soul, and body. The
    • somebody journeying along the Rhine speaks of the “ancient
    • what else the “ancient Rhine” is supposed to be, nobody
    • nobody can understand the jolt that was given to humanity during the
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    • of it. Envy as such is a quality rooted in the astral body of man. We
    • body. There is a certain law according to which qualities arising in
    • the astral body and which are so detestable that we wish to get rid
    • of them, gradually insinuate themselves into the etheric body. There
    • into our etheric body. There it takes on the form of an opinion, of a
    • live in human nature. Ahriman lives in the etheric body and Lucifer
    • in the astral body of man.
    • When we fight against Lucifer in the astral body, Ahriman can easily
    • insinuate himself into the etheric body, darkening our judgments on
    • into the astral body which appears in the form of an extremely
    • fundamental organic quality also of the physical body.
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    • have before us the Ego, the so-called astral body, the etheric body
    • and the physical body. The fact that whenever we face a human being
    • fills out space with his physical body and that we see his physical
    • body. Yet we could not see this physical part as we generally see it
    • physical body. We see the physical body with our ordinary eyes, as it
    • body, by the astral body and by the Ego. It may sound strange to you
    • if I tell you that our physical body is a corpse, even during the
    • really have before us man's physical body. The corpse is the
    • physical body which is not permeated by the etheric body, by the
    • astral body and by the Ego. It is abandoned by these bodies and then
    • space what you imagine to be your physical body. You would have a far
    • corpse, carried through space by your Ego, your astral body and your
    • etheric body.
    • physical body of modern man — and this is already the case from
    • body tissues which tend towards an over-exuberant growth. Many an
    • illness simply consists in the fact that the human body in part goes
    • In the present time we find ulcerous growths in the human body, which
    • piece of the body tends to become something resembling the whole body
    • forces, is nevertheless the physical body; that is, the corpse. What
    • recognize lifeless things. The etheric body, the astral body and the
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    • physical body) and look back upon our body, upon our whole
    • and goes out with his Ego and astral body, there arises a kind of
    • vegetable activity in the organism abandoned by the astral body
    • process; to the clairvoyant, sleep appears as if the body were
    • astral body is gnawing at the roots. This appears in the course
    • the surface of the earth, and we perceive that our astral body
    • astral body thus appropriates, is what we really take with us
    • with frost, I might say, so the astral body and the Ego, when
    • diving down into the etheric and physical body cover with frost,
    • body with our soul being. It is therefore not correct to say that
    • are accessible to him. With his physical body he belongs to the
    • structured life; but when we leave the body, the human being
    • connection. The first foundation of man's physical body arose
    • etheric body arose during the Sun stage of evolution; during the
    • astral body, and the Ego began to unfold during the earthly stage
    • signs which the etheric body engraved upon the physical body. You
    • which the etheric body engraved upon the physical body, and when
    • the etheric body may engrave upon it the signs which lie at the
    • being of its own. Upon it the etheric body writes down the signs
    • on the fact that during his first seven years of life, the body,
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    • that what man has to-day as his physical body is in essentials an
    • he has as his ether body is a result of the second, third and fourth
    • conditions; what we call his astral body is the result of the third
    • just as physical body, ether body and astral body have been
    • you will see that spirit-self is the transmutation of the astral body
    • body to a higher stage, and spirit-man the transmutation of the
    • physical body to a higher stage. But this transmutation of the
    • physical body will not take place until the seventh condition, and
    • cannot during earth-existence attain spirit-self in my astral body,
    • nor can I attain life-spirit in my ether body or spirit-man in my
    • physical body, but what I have to do is to prefigure them in my soul.
    • know that I cannot yet bring spirit-self into my entire astral body,
    • external sheaths, his astral body, ether body and physical body; but,
    • them in the physical body.
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    • what he has used up in his body; and in this metamorphosis of the
    • body; he begins, so to say, to devour himself. Certain illnesses are
    • nourishment, driven to feed on our own body.
    • body, just as here in the physical world we have around us beings who
    • have, like ourselves, a physical body. The spiritual world and its
    • find our way into our body, to grow increasingly one with it, so do
    • speak — lose ourselves in our body; soul and spirit are
    • surrendered to the body and we lose consciousness of them. The
    • concerned, for we are obliged to make use of the body as long as we
    • undergo in himself a development wherein the body acts as a
    • hindrance. For the body would wrench us away from the spiritual
    • body. Suppose we meet someone, and the meeting leads to a friendship
    • expression in the physical body (there we carry the results of what
    • we have laid down our physical body and gone through the gate of
    • body; and in forming it we build, from within, our own destiny. For
    • a harmonious soul-and-spirit nature, to form the new body in perfect
    • body in a clumsy and awkward fashion, from embryo up to adult age.
    • make use of the body as an instrument, and according as we use it
    • effect a change in the physical body, but when it passes over into
    • body we feel at home in the world of the senses. And it is this
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  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • other. He would like to cut off the book's head and keep its body
  • Title: Lecture: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
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    • spreading of the breath through the body and with the exhaled I breath. In
    • other hand, pass out of the physical body with our soul and unite
    • his body (blue) and live within the rhythm of the external world and behold
    • Another was by adopting certain positions of the body. One exercise was to
    • sense of balance through which he perceives the equilibrium of his body so
    • their differences by keeping his body for lengthy periods in certain
    • suppression of the normal function of the physical body through inflicting
    • be as firmly as possible within his physical body. But whenever the
    • ascetic suppressed some function of the body by means of physical pain,
    • body is robust and fit for dealing with external life, as is normally
    • becomes purely an inner soul path in which the body does not
  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • development of the soul and the development of the body continued until
    • the development of soul and of body up to the fiftieth year of life, in
    • spiritual being who entered the body of Jesus of Nazareth during the
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 1
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    • in the organs of the body).
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    • dead warmth brought to our body. But the moment the warmth is
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 3
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    • its living activity, passing through the human or animal body, or
    • building up the plant-body out of its peculiar conditions. Then the
    • configuration of the animal body — carbon is everywhere the
    • body would form us too stiffly and firmly — it would stiffen
    • human astral body. It is the astral spirituality in the Earth's
    • exists. If we could peal him out of the body he would be the finest
    • physical and an ether-body; unlike the animal, it has not an astral
    • body within it. Nevertheless, outside it the astral must be there on
    • nobody knows of that! It is quite true, for ordinary life you can say
    • so. Nobody knows! But the nitrogen that is everywhere present —
    • physical. There it is living in the body astrally, there it is living
    • carbon, which orders all these things. And as our astral body
    • body, so does the nitrogen work in between, as the astral.
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    • Science has corrected itself in the meantime. To-day as everybody knows,
    • substance into the body — to be deposited in the body
    • substantially. By far the greater part is there to give the body the
    • forces which it contains, and so to call forth in the body
    • about. What the body needs, on the other hand, so as to deposit substances
    • again every seven or eight years as the substance of the body is renewed)
    • the skin and the breathing. Whatever the body has to receive and deposit
    • is only in the body that it becomes condensed. The body receives
    • the body — Wearing-away of nails and skin, and the like.”
    • will which is at work in the body. This is the truth —
    • the scent-kindling life within it. So we might say: an organic body
    • develop inner mobility; their body becomes inwardly quick and alive.
    • It is so indeed: if you could crawl about inside the living body of
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 5
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    • and delicate condition, the plant builds up its body in the configuration
    • we endowed the plant itself which the power to receive into its body
    • process, to that which really constitutes the body of the plant,
    • body (provided it is rightly carried into the biological sphere) —
    • once before. It restores order when the ether-body is working too strongly,
    • “kills” or damps down the ether-body, and thereby makes
    • free the influences of the astral body. So it is with all limestone.
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    • body. In an animal or human being, the astral body is connected with
    • The astral body may be connected more intensely with the physical
    • a case, the ether-body falls to provide a sufficient cushioning or “padding,”
    • and the astral body drives into the physical too strongly. It is under
    • plant has in it no real astral body. Hence the specific way of being
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 7
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    • guide the astrality in the right way just as the blood in our body is
    • of physical body, etheric body,” etc., etc., which one can learn
  • Title: Agriculture Course: Lecture 8
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    • combustion-process in the Body. (The materialists are fond of making
    • inside the body. In reality there is not a single combustion-process
    • in the body. The combination of any substance with oxygen inside
    • the body has quite another significance than that of a combustion-process.
    • of quartz, what is commonly called combustion in the body is not the
    • the body” is only speaking loosely — in a slipshod way,
    • a physical body and an ether-body, while up above it is hovered-around,
    • astral in the animal and human body.
    • exactly when we describe this threefold nature of the body; for the
    • and in the limbs generally, yet also permeating the whole Body. And
    • which it received from the body, if it is able at the same time to get
    • first becomes weak. It can no longer feed the body because it is unable
    • body as a whole.
    • these forces in their turn can work right down into the body. The carrot-dung
    • Force-radiations must pass into the body. Therefore you need a second
    • foodstuff. Having now served this member of the body, you need a second
    • function by the remainder of the body.
    • then, I have given carrot-fodder. Now I want the body to be properly
    • fill the body through. Assistance of the latter kind is rendered especially
    • to Goethe. The plant always has throughout its body the inherent potentiality
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  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • physical man, then the etheric body, and further, the
    • himself within his aura, having forsaken the physical body.
    • experienced this consciously in his astral body. He was
    • descend again into the physical body of its own free will.
    • carry his physical body consciously, as part of
    • will he incarnated in his body, and he could now say
    • “I” to his own body; but the initiate knows
    • that he is not the same as his body. He carries his body on
    • his back; he is crucified on his body; he is crucified in
    • union with the body was called “Communion,” the
    • in this way and re-united with his body was a true
    • lower body was to be ennobled and
    • and wine, body and blood. The moment that consciousness is
    • Sacred Body. This is a sun-like circular vessel with rays,
  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • enclosed within his body, may in a certain way look back
    • during the time when he was not enclosed within a body.
    • everywhere on ourselves. With our body's covering
    • our being, with that body which fills us out. Then, when we
    • mineral world. We become, as it were, a body which has
    • upon an animal's body. It symbolizes the hunter.
    • germ, the human embryo in the mother's body, in order
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • forth the souls of the Templars, so that these souls, apart from the body,
    • outside the body, lived with the spiritual progress of humanity and
    • human beings, as we live on earth, it is only in our physical body that we
    • live a life connected with the earth. The body that is woven of light and
    • sound and life and is within this physical body — the so-called ether
    • body — partakes not only in the life of earth, but in the life of the
    • human being, even as the physical body of Man is built up from the physical
    • means of which an ether body that is being prepared from out of the far
    • air, so does our ether body breathe in and out. And when it breathes in
    • The ether body breathes in light, uses up the light and
    • oxygen of the air and make carbonic acid gas, so does the ether body use up
    • so that the ether body shows itself to clairvoyant vision in waves of color.
    • And while the ether body prepares the light for the darkness and thereby
    • what we receive in this way as our ether body, comes down to us from the wide
    • ether body draws downwards on the paths of light when these paths are guided
    • ether body travels quite a different path from our physical body. After we
    • body for a few days; then we have to give it back to the cosmos. In the
    • spiritual, in the cosmos, our ether body remains only as a picture for our
    • cosmic connections. For our ether body that we give up continues to work on
    • spiritual aspect, we all become old alike. If we die early, our physical body
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  • Title: Paths to Knowledge of Higher Worlds
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    • of the conception of life, of what I call the etheric body, or body
    • the soul and the body. The soul is described as if it were the
    • body’s motive force, and scientists with a more materialistic
    • mentality consider the body as a plus, which as it were, produces the
    • the whole body and manifest themselves locally when the second teeth
    • They gave the child’s physical body its structure, but with the
    • observe the soul at one moment and then the body, may speculate or
    • the body. But those who observe the processes in the sequence of
    • between the body and the soul.
    • soul and body with the aid of imaginative thought. We gain insight
    • element, which is super-sensible, works upon the physical body. We
    • works upon the physical body out of a super-sensible sphere, for this
    • conception of super-sensible forces working upon the physical body, we
    • the development of the body, from the embryonic stage onwards, gives
    • can also see how the human body arises out of this system of forces
    • of the body.
    • spirit, soul and body.
    • word because here on earth he lives in a physical body which bears
    • fight or rebel against the body, but should harmonise with it fully,
  • Title: Errors in Spiritual Investigation
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  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • vegetation of the soul, and animalisation of the body will
    • vegetation of the soul, and animalisation of the body will
    • one hand people think the body is something external to themselves,
    • external body, on the one hand, and the soul experiences of thinking,
    • human body, to begin with. Active thinking ascends to the kind of
    • seeing in which the human body appears in quite a new way. Above all,
    • its bodily nature, from the rest of the body, particularly the limb
    • head. We learn to know in a new way what the human body really is.
    • something unconsciously into the body by means of which we can later
    • in the physical body, the taking in of it, that normally takes place
    • experience to the body consciously.
    • man's body, he would immediately die.
    • etheric body or body of formative forces. We
    • discover a delicate body of light between the activity of active
    • thinking and man's physical body, particularly in the head
    • organisation. This finer body is the formative force — a thing
    • physical body, and it is discovered in this way by
    • experiences into our etheric body and on into our physical
    • body, we feel as though we were no longer master of our ego. We
    • feels as though it were being sucked into the body.
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  • Title: The Year as a Symbol of the Great Cosmic Year
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    • when awake, our ego and astral body are within our physical body. I
    • When the ego and astral body withdraw from our head, for instance,
    • sentient body. This takes us back 6,000 years before our Christian
    • the sentient body — of the so-called astral body.
    • present time because man chiefly makes use of his physical body alone
    • use of his physical body, but will again learn to use his etheric
    • body, as in earlier times he used his astral body, in the cycle of
    • evolution when that body was the main element of
    • consciousness with the consciousness of our astral body. Just as at
    • body. At that time our soul was one, in its consciousness, with the
    • astral body. The time of that type of consciousness was six thousand
    • consciousness of our body.
    • body — then our limited human consciousness, the consciousness
    • united with his astral body at the time of the cosmic New
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • truth Christ was not only present in the Body that was once
    • body will gradually be transformed. A wonderful vista of the
    • Body of Christ; he sees the waters of the Earth permeated
    • Flesh. He sees the body of the Earth gradually becoming the
    • Body of Christ; he sees the Earth and Christ miraculously
    • Earth that will be the body of the new God, the God of the
    • his body all that is best in us and that we can offer to Him.
    • order that this Being may have a body. He recognises Christ
    • — all this constitutes the body of divine-spiritual
    • before him when he was outside his body, when his ether-body,
    • astral body and ego had been raised out of the physical body;
    • ‘chest’ is nothing else than the physical body.
    • The moment Osiris is laid in the physical body, the inimical
    • body.
    • when the physical body of Christ Jesus died on Golgotha,
    • an understanding of the Event of Golgotha, the body will be
    • be a threefold human sheath consisting of physical body, ether
    • body and astral body, a sheath cleansed and purified by all
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • souls meet those who are about to descend into a physical body. (This
    • they imagine they have laid the blame at somebody's door, repeat
    • theoretical grounds that the physical body is the instrument of
    • themselves that the physical body is the instrument of all
    • the physical body. It had really come about that only the physical
    • body could be used as the instrument of spiritual
    • physical body in general. But one cannot understand human life with
    • this instrument of the physical body. We can only understand human
    • physical body alone. It is this thinking that should be
    • physical body; it must be apprehended, through the instrument of the
    • etheric body, i.e., with the body of formative forces
    • underlying the physical body.
    • instrumentality of the physical body, but only through
    • body is built up like a natural product; it is a work of nature.
    • Man's etheric body is built up like a work of art; it is a real work
    • you of the etheric body as a necessary instrument for a certain
    • the physical body and “etheric body” we possess an
    • “astral body” — or whatever you like to call it. It
    • the “etheric body.” At the time of his physical
    • than from his “etheric body.” For the “etheric
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • actions. Nobody living at the present time can have the faintest
    • Christ on the physical plane in a physical body. In our own, fifth
    • again on Earth in a body of flesh. The
    • incarnated, nor can he incarnate, in a physical body. But instead he
    • appear in a physical body. In our fifth epoch the intense
    • physical body. In our own epoch and on into the third millennium,
    • will never come again in a physical body.
    • living in a physical body or between death and a new birth, if on the
    • physical body, according to occultism that would be equivalent to
    • of Christ's life on Earth in the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • incarnation. The Christ-Individuality was on the Earth in the body of
    • physical body; in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch He comes in an
    • etheric body, in the sixth epoch in an astral body, and in the
    • different ego passes into his body. The greatest example of this is
    • takes possession of his body. The Bodhisattva will never reveal
    • another Being takes possession of his body. Individualities who will
    • the body of Jeshu ben Pandira. Christ incarnated in a physical body
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • effect on the strength of the human ethereal body. The ethereal body
    • body, ethereal body, astral body and Ego;’ he will behave in
    • the ethereal body. For, as we know, the ethereal body is in a certain
    • this will strengthen the ethereal body. Assume, however, that you
    • nature, as you know, the physical body and the ethereal body are immediately
    • the two bodies, in a thoroughly healthy human being the ethereal body
    • physical body must always be the other's servant. It is an unhealthy
    • state of affairs if the physical body executes movements on its own
    • body. This kind of relation between the physical and the ethereal
    • body lies at the occult foundation of every kind of cramp or
    • convulsion. In all such conditions, the physical body is dominant and
    • so is to strengthen the ethereal body; thereby we become healthier
    • untold strengthening of the ethereal body.
    • we can do something in life to strengthen our ethereal body. Now this is
    • of the ethereal body. Nay, we may even assert that many forms of illness
    • would take an entirely different course if the ethereal body were stronger.
    • The course they actually take is due to the weakened ethereal body, which
    • body. When we do this, we apply an actual force to something —
    • body.
    • to strengthen the ethereal body is to perform yet another exercise for
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  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • the human body is connected with the mobility, spontaneous at first,
    • construct space in this way. We lift out of our body what we have
    • body and even look back upon ourselves. This has been accomplished in
    • within the confines of our body — from what is outside. All
    • the whole body was felt as an inner life-process. He even felt the
    • this, nobody understands the Greek view of the world. But the Greeks
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • to be within the human body.) Any region of space is then related to
    • these three dimensions, saying: his body extends linearly in one of
    • body — what an older, prescient, instinctive clairvoyance
    • called the “etheric body”. (A better name is “body
    • super-sensible body, consisting of subtle, etheric substantiality and
    • permeating man's physical body. We can study this physical body if,
    • it. But we cannot study the etheric body (body of formative forces)
    • physical body. It was created with a knowledge, possessed in ancient
    • times, of the body of formative forces which permeates the physical
    • body and is formed from out of the cosmos — formed from out of
    • with the help of the etheric body, on a physical, earthly being.
    • from out of the cosmos through the mediation of the body of formative
    • form, built out of the cosmos with the help of the body of formative
    • plastically formed from the fertilised ovum in the mother's body
    • — not merely by forces in the mother's body, but by cosmic
    • come to the rest of the human body, I can make no progress if I form and
    • of the “body of formative forces”. Then one will feel the
    • external, physical body, which is itself only an imitation of the
    • etheric body, but on the etheric body itself. One forms this etheric
    • body and then only fills it out (in a sense) with matter.
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  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • into the human etheric body — into that part of the etheric
    • body which forms the basis of growth, but which is equally the source
    • penetrate first through the etheric body, and the etheric body,
    • manner on the physical body. Thereupon a complete
    • physical body of man. In the outer world, matter is nowhere
    • permeating the etheric body with thought-forces. But an etheric body
    • thus permeated with thought-forces works on the physical body in such
    • about the continuation of thought into the etheric body. And the
    • etheric body thus permeated by thought works destructively upon the
    • physical body. This centre of destruction within modern Western man
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • body of Jesus of Nazareth, had experienced a death of shame on
    • lived to a great extent outside the body. In this state of
    • before the descent into an earthly body. The experiences of the
    • soul before descent into a physical body through conception
    • can only exist in a physical body, that as a being of
    • soul-and-spirit he is inseparable from his body, then the human
  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • — the physical body which is dense, then the etheric body
    • reality quite materialistic ideas! Now comes the astral body, again
    • material quality of the body, formed all kinds of ideas about these
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • in his physical body. The festival around St. John's day, which, is
    • are accessible to human souls when they transcend the body during
    • first breath in earthly life, before he leaves his mother's body and
    • experience. When we are within our mother's body, we live in a
    • mother's body are those which are, so to speak, most accessible to
    • mother's body. This was indeed the case, for the Maid of Orleans was
    • physical body and those that have already gone through the portal of
    • body became united, really united with the aura of the Goetheanum
    • Building. For the etheric body is something that man discards. The
    • individuality consisting of the Ego and of the astral body continues
    • body put aside at such a tender age contains forces which might have
    • sustained the physical body and physical life for many decades. These
    • etheric body. Nothing is lost, even in the spiritual world. That no
    • body, but also when they take on forms of existence through which
    • every vein out of your body, an inch an hour. You fool ... pity? Pray
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • Everybody knows that we
  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • various members of the body human distributed over the globe
    • Now they think of it with crippled powers of soul and body,
  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • man — to the system of his physical body. Look out over
    • related to our own outer body — the physical human
    • body. We know that this is only a portion of our total being.
    • Behind it is the etheric body; but man in the first place is
    • etheric body. Still less does he surmise that which resembles
    • his astral body and his Ego.
    • planets, he still remains in the body with a portion, as it
    • this last out of the body, it seems to him as though he were
    • are bound to the physical body. This condition has developed
    • of her inner life which was bound to the physical body. It
    • season in the body of her mother in the last thirteen days of
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • events there establishes itself in the mother's body the
    • of the human head in the body of the mother. The
    • head. In the body of the mother, too, the child has a special
    • body, under the influence of cosmic forces mediated through
    • body for twelve lunar months, a quite self-enclosed, circular
    • body — though it actually begins during the embryonic
    • mother's womb. In the mother's body we have ten times
    • limb-system outside his mother's body, though it is within
    • the mother's body that the development begins.
    • mother's body from his earthly environment, with the Cosmos
    • part in the body of the mother; and we have an Earth-being
    • in the mother's body an extra-terrestrial influence works
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • somewhat as the clairvoyant feels his astral body, before
    • that astral body is completely cleansed and purified. It was
    • symbols what the astral body reveals, imitated it in the form
    • incarnated in a physical body, it has descended from
    • lying before the actors must be steeped in piety. Nobody,
    • was another rule. Further, nobody should desire anything more
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    • in life after life I built a material body wherein my Spirit dwelt as
    • in a temple. Now I know that this body in which I have become Buddha,
    • material body has been built for the last time and will now be wholly
    • is living in an outer body: “Destroy this Temple and in three
  • Title: Lecture: Hygiene - a Social Problem
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    • diseased body and an apparently diseased soul, suffer from the
    • not that people observe the material processes in the body and
    • his physical body — a sum-total of material processes —
    • that is independent of the body.
    • scientists in the true sense when we realise that this material body,
    • structure and the “material” processes of the human body.
    • We must be able to perceive the immediate unity of the body and the
    • principles the body as such is gradually destroyed. The body
    • been happening to the body all the time, as a result of the working
    • body, and are able to say: The soul and Spirit descend into concrete
    • material part of man, we must know how to portray the body as
    • with the physical elements of the body. This is Anthroposophical
    • free of the body, but such ideas can never serve the concrete
    • details of life, to the marvellous structure of the body itself. You
    • chatter about man being composed of physical body, etheric body,
    • astral body and Ego. And yet they have no idea what a wonderful
    • is wrong. In this case, thought about the body of men in its normal
    • the way in which the Spirit and soul work in the healthy body, they
    • phenomenon or other in the body of man. Spiritual Science must show
    • cure for the body and for this reason there must be exact
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    • and walk. Thus the adaptation of the body to the position of
    • physical body of man in all its form is the result of a mighty
    • it in a sense the spiritual germ of his future physical earthly body
    • his whole nature — body, soul and spirit — not only
    • based upon the finer plastic structure of our body. Whether we
    • fact that something or other in our body has a certain plastic form.
    • song or an articulate sound in speech, his whole body really takes
    • place through the whole human being. Our human body therefore, as to
    • structure of the human body. We may say therefore, without speaking
    • body? From the point of view — the musical point of view
    • — we are now taking, the human body is nothing else than a
    • represents the plastic sculpture of the human body.
    • soul provides the vowel nature. Thus when you embody in speech the
    • instrument — the human body.
    • sounds, we press what is living in our soul down into the body; and
    • the body, by adding the consonantal element, does but provide the
    • The plastic instrument of the body is in fact a dead thing until the
    • This human body, in the
    • condition, we have in effect lost our physical body — i.e. we
    • — Here on earth we have our body. The vowel sound strikes into
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    • moving through his body, forming part of his true manhood, but in
    • before a body clothed me in my earthly existence, is living within
    • as soul and in this inner, living experience felt the body as
    • conviction that before a physical body clothed him on Earth, he had
    • body. His inner consciousness of soul is not detached from his
    • physical life and move upon Earth; I am clothed in my physical body
    • and this body contains the very same substances as those of dead,
    • Between birth and death I live in a body — a body of Nature. I
    • he was clothed in a physical body so foreign to his real being. It
    • body. Know that this body too is from God. Physical birth hath
    • the body that comes into the world through physical birth —
    • more to use the instruments afforded by his physical body. Let me
    • in earlier times he had little sense of his body and a strong sense
    • physical body. And death, the enigmatic event that is bound up
    • with the physical body, was experienced by him as the greatest riddle
    • because they were aware of the kinship of the physical body (in which
    • my earthly body?” This had been the first riddle. “How do
    • riddle. Man confronted death, beholding in death the body's end. He
    • felt his soul inwardly bound to the body and with a deep awareness of
    • upon Himself in the human body of Jesus of Nazareth. It was given to
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    • earthly evolution through the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this way,
    • enabled them to leave the physical body. When human beings left their
    • within an ordinary physical human body; a specially prepared soul,
    • or soul — and the physical body of Jesus of Nazareth. He tried to
    • you would find that, when he went out of his body — when his
    • spirit abandoned his body — he had some portion of the Christ
    • drawn together and concentrated in a single point, in the body of
    • appeared in one body. Thus, we see that what had lived in evolution
    • concentrated into one point — the body of Jesus of Nazareth. This
    • differentiate in the human being our physical body, ether body,
    • and how the spirit, soul, and body are united in the human being.
    • body. When we pass through the portal of death, we still retain our
    • ether body, and then we cast it off. Nevertheless, this ether body
    • death; that the physical body is surrendered to the elements; that,
    • after a few days, the ether body detaches itself from the human
    • of what the ether body had become as a result of thinking, feeling,
    • The human physical body enters this earth; it is given over to the
    • earthly elements, but the ether body remains connected with the
    • that our ether body has become during earthly life — has become
    • leave behind a far more rejuvenated ether body, a much
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • place in his body, a process of soul-and-spirit is enacted — a process
    • when they have left the body? There were even men who tried to refute
    • is spread out over his whole body. He will then speak of Feeling as
    • we are pricked by a needle on the right-hand side of our body. We
    • of our body. For unless the several members of our organism stood in
    • the other — our human nature, body and soul together, would not
    • be what it is. Even when our body is pricked, let us say, on the
    • body must always enter into relation with the right.
    • right-hand side; — the left half of the body crosses with
    • body — the fact that we are built symmetrically —
    • body-only it is for ever being painted from both sides. Thus if
    • the blackboard for example. In reality it is a solid body, it
    • right-hand side of your body the prick or sting of which we spoke
    • body, for example) related to the soul as a being of Will? How is the
    • symmetry between the left and right halves of the body. And when we
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • planetary body, becomes something totally different; as we go further
    • reflect: There the earth is essentially a mighty, living body,
    • all day in our own body when through work, through mental effort, we
    • short, our whole body. What is in operation here is the process we
    • then passes through the gate of death, leaving his body as a corpse, and
    • processes; during the body's lifetime, however, these chemical and
    • encounter in the body of the earth; for these future-building forces
    • would appear as a progressively disintegrating dead body, and
    • who lifts himself out of the dead earth body, just as the human soul,
    • living body of the earth, his end has come. But if we look at
    • earth-body in order to be able to rise step by step to other realms
    • physical-chemical nature are at work in the body of the earth-planet,
    • body in process of disintegration. For we realise that on this ground
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • thought as a means of building up his body. ... Particularly
    • him in the building up of his physical body. From then on these
    • quite meaninglessly, purely out of the activity of the physical body,
    • are situated in the body. Here too are to be found the thought-forces
    • into the body, and the body has gone on automatically in its
    • turn. The body is indeed a picture of the thought-life, and the
    • laws underlying electricity and so on, as anybody else who had made a
    • remain unconscious of it. When we sleep our Ego and astral body are
    • into waking life his Ego and astral body enter into the physical and
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 1: Introductory Lecture
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    • of Christ into the body of Jesus of Nazareth at the time marked by
    • longer returns to earth in an ordinary body, in accordance with the
    • could only appear once in a fleshly body!’ Let us say that the
    • somebody, ‘He a sluggard? I am certain that he is a chemist,
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • physical body; if we could look for the environment upon which the
    • ego depends in the same way as the physical body is dependent upon
    • or, in the same way as the physical body does for its means of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • this is quite correct within certain limits) as a heavenly body whose
    • as the illusion of a body consisting of light and air; but if we
    • approach nearer, we have no longer a body of light and air but it
    • birth to the Spirits of Time, we must not even picture a body
    • in the inner substance of the Sun-body, which was permeated and
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • beings are able to enter our astral body during the development
    • fact that he has in his astral body passions, emotions, and desires
    • Luciferic beings in his astral body he could not act freely, or
    • behind; they would have had no opportunity of embodying themselves in
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • that although our Soul-life is fitted into our earth-body, an upper
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • lake or even of the ocean are concealed in the body of water, and
    • depths of the soul-life, from what arises in the astral body. There
    • astral body, and etheric body, alienated from that within which alone
    • it had a meaning. The physical body without the etheric body, astral
    • body, and Ego has no meaning, it is purposeless; at that moment it is
    • his individuality so far that it descends into his physical body, in
    • that a man who prepares himself in his physical body to-day for this
    • development can only be understood in the physical body. Of all the
    • the physical body. It is then further developed and perfected in the
    • physical body. Just as the Mystery of Golgotha could never have taken
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • the body during the night and have no idea of anything in the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • physical body, etheric body — the body of generative
    • powers — astral body and ego; but everything is mixed
    • body and our generative powers relate to the physical world;
    • with the astral body and the ego we enter a totally different
    • that the human ego and astral body are much younger than the
    • physical body go back to the time of ancient Saturn. That
    • early body progressed through four stages — Saturn,
    • evolution on earth. The etheric body has gone through three
    • stages, the astral body through two stages. The ego has only
    • body. It has reached a great level of perfection because the
    • physical body has gone through such a comprehensive process
    • ‘physical body’ we are speaking of something that
    • ancient Saturn. Then the etheric body was added. This created
    • its own element in the physical body; the astral body also
    • created its own element in the physical body, and so did the
    • ego. The physical body thus really has four elements to it.
    • One of these relates to the physical body as such, one to the
    • etheric body, one to the astral body and one to the ego. The
    • etheric body has three elements — one related to
    • itself, one to the astral body, one to the ego.
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    • that everybody can live what they consider to be the good
    • life, the same for everybody, and so on. Their vision of the
    • this would slightly loosen the ether body and the astral
    • body. People certainly do come to lectures of this kind,
    • voluptuous pleasure which comes when the ether body and the
    • astral body go partly outside the physical body. There may be
    • and the whole truth could be told by everybody without
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • human body was determined and maintained by the immediate
    • will no longer become part of the outer physical body to the
    • physical body which caused the Intuitions, Inspirations and
    • genius was therefore available when the body was still in the
    • the past genius arose from the body, but in the future this
    • the body, which is beginning to crumble away; instead the
    • in us which can no longer give itself completely to the body,
    • nor penetrate the whole body. We must see ourselves as
    • body, so that to some extent we are hovering above it.
    • own between the inner life and the physical body were to
    • evil. But only the outer physical body, not the individual
    • body, the whole constitution of which destines it for evil?
    • The individual can still be good inside such a body, for the
    • body. It will however, need the brutal reality of the facts
    • human body in this way which may at some future date enable
    • only the body speaking. The spirit has withdrawn and already
    • like Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, of the outward, physical body
    • independent of the physical body.
    • no longer relates entirely to the body and this makes human
    • in ancient Greece the whole body was filled with the whole
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    • the head and the rest of the body. The human head is an
    • the rest of the body. The construction of the human head is
    • clearly, which was the original intent. The rest of the body
    • human evolution on earth. The rest of the body was meant to
    • then you have the body of cosmic hierarchies (drawing on the
    • body condensed to become the rest of the human body, which of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • body and the blood, for there were definite ideas connected
    • the Body and blood of Christ enter into them. Everything
    • in their consciousness that the astral body would be taken
    • out of the physical body, could walk across the embers with
    • will of course imitate everybody, but they do so especially
    • with their teachers. They also believe everybody from their
    • aspect. Of course, everybody is more or less involved in
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • this brings people together! Everybody hears about everybody
    • the predictions were made. And everybody still talks just
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • with human beings. In the living human body only the head has
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    • through the gate of death. People who relate only to the body
    • the body experiences. Of course, it will not be possible to
    • enter into a physical body, but this is a transitional stage.
    • physical body in all kinds of ways. It has to be understood
    • small body in space; but initially this is only in terms of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • through the living body. Today, bodies are vaccinated against
    • things that everybody is talking about today is especially
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • body.
    • human beings have parts of the body which are like this. Some
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • incarnated into an earthly body as a being of a higher kind.
    • body,’ ‘etheric body,’ ‘reincarnation,’
    • eggs, she lays them into the body of another insect, that is then
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • body) and it's dreamy, slumbering life on earth, we can see the
    • spreads warmth throughout his body.
    • air-like, evanescent, imponderable parts of the body. Thus thinking became
    • air of the body. Thus we may say that modern man will understand
    • the body of the preceding incarnation, we can understand this
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • that we actually experience when we go to sleep at night? Our astral body
    • and our Ego emerge from the etheric body and the physical body. If we now
    • look back spiritually upon the physical body and the etheric body we
    • physical body and the etheric body begin to manifest a plantlike
    • activity. The worn-out nervous system and etheric body begin as it
    • planetary body. Admittedly, it might be said in connection with the
    • consciousness reside only in the head, and when the astral body
    • that thinks. In reality the lower half of his body is all the more
    • sleep in the spring, that they withdraw from the body of the Earth
    • of the divine forces with the body of the Earth. For this reason
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • first to place before humanity the truth that every plant body is
    • which appear like the building blocks of this plant body. While
    • microscope, the plant body revealed itself as a structure of small
    • it. Just as every stone, every lifeless body, shows its relationship
    • scientific viewpoint, find something similar regarding the body of
    • — passes out of the human physical body and enters the spiritual
    • being, the astral body and ego, actually draw themselves out of the
    • departs from the physical the ‘astral body.’ The reason
    • day's efforts and work used up from the physical body. Thus the
    • human world, into the microcosm. There, because his body offers him
    • condition of body and soul. In sleep, body and soul are chemically
    • body — the human being is neutralized. Waking is a divided, a
    • soul-digestion; the body digests the soul (removal of the soul
    • the body partakes of the soul. In sleep the bonds of this system are
    • means the digestion of the soul by the body. Novalis is always
    • is for us something like our own physical body, which can be seen
    • by outer science. This is the earth body that present-day astronomy
    • the human being we have come to know as the etheric body or life
    • body. The earth also has such an etheric body, and it also has an
    • astral body. This is what awakens every spring as the thoughts and
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    • its course within the physical body. Thus, in truth, we may
    • evolve in it physical body. It is the invisible or
    • sojourns in the body hears from the Earth, while at the same
    • entity which clothes itself at birth with the physical body,
    • the rest of his body, with the centre in the heart, to the
    • body. And when we have lived for 72 years (these things, of
    • gone ‘ahead’ of the rest of our body by a whole
    • body. It corresponds exactly to the duality of the movements
    • modern anatomist sees in the human body. Just as the corpse
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • physical body, shows us that just this super-sensible knowledge
    • abandons what we designated man's physical and etheric body, or
    • the body of formative forces, and then this sentient-volitional
    • being looks back objectively upon the physical body and upon the
    • etheric body as if they were objects. We showed that in this
    • with the physical body, as the etheric body's real forces. In
    • we are ordinarily conscious within our physical body. But we also
    • diving down into the physical body, we make use of the senses
    • dive down into our etheric or life body; that is to say, into our
    • use the instruments of our physical body, and that we make use,
    • so to speak, of the etheric body's woof of formative forces. In
    • acquires plastic form, even as our physical body and our etheric
    • body acquire plastic form in the senses and in the organs of
    • experience which we have when going out of the physical body and
    • etheric body, as the spiritual environment which we left behind.
    • world, in the same way in which our body, our bodily sensation,
    • true that in this case the physical body is given over to the
    • elements of the earth and that the etheric body dissolves, as
    • physical body filled with substance and the body of formative
    • physical body through super-sensible knowledge outside the body.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • divine-spiritual world to influence his body. In the Orient,
    • and bent the upper part of his body over his crossed legs, he
    • body. In his case, the words did not only vibrate outside, so
    • sage could feel in the words vibrating through his body
    • intimately connected with his body, with his physical frame his
    • human body and, as a consequence, as the outcome of entirely
    • application of poisonous substances, acting in the human body,
    • the human physical body, if that had not been organized in an
    • perishable only insofar as his body is concerned, and that he is
    • aid of all these things, then he deranges his physical body, for
    • the body of a modern man has a different structure from that of
    • towards the super-sensible. The older type of human body, which
    • heat or of cold stream through your body, how living and
    • feels himself imprisoned in his body. Within this living way of
    • worlds into life on earth, where the soul takes up its body from
    • posture, by orienting his body to the east, to the west and to
    • the will in the manner explained, our whole body becomes —
    • In certain moments of cognition, our body is then no longer
    • body, which has become free from wishes and passions (it is not
    • rendering our body transparent in the described manner and by
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • body's physical nature, tried to give many examples taken from
    • upon the body; a marked example contained in one of the books
    • influence the body. He wishes to describe, as it were, the
    • “experimentum crucis.” Nobody in London could
    • experience this emancipation from the body, this freedom which
    • plunge into our physical body; every memory thought is connected
    • memory process the soul simply dives into the body and that the
    • body is the instrument which conjures up our memories. Now we
    • think independently of the body, of being able to think in
    • implies that we dive down into our body.
    • to live in free thoughts, emancipated from the body. It also
    • thinking emancipates itself from the body through meditation.
    • so that we are no longer connected with our body as in the case
    • slip out of our body with our independent soul life; we go out of
    • our body and we leave something behind; namely, our thoughts.
    • with the body and fill it in the shape of formative forces. We
    • then notice that we abandoned our body only with our feeling and
    • leave the body, we obtain at the same time an objective certainty
    • the body with this independent soul essence.
    • thought we know that we leave behind on the bed our physical body
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • The sight of the lifeless body was the true reason why Buddha
    • lived outside in the stars took up its abode in the body which
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • etheric or vital body revealed to spiritual investigation; and
    • then we speak of the astral body and of the Ego organization. But
    • single organs of his body.
    • etheric body. Without the physical and etheric body we could not
    • being is asleep, his astral body and his Ego organization are
    • from above. The Ego and the astral body really sleep in the metal
    • follows: As long as the Ego and astral body are connected with
    • the Ego and the astral body become to a certain extent
    • astral body and the Ego organization acquire, near the heart, the
    • body for the influences which come from the gold radiations, lies
    • astral body pertaining to this part, to the heart — not the
    • physical organ, but the astral body, perceives.
    • imaginative consciousness, the whole astral body and also the
    • intimate connection which should exist between the astral body
    • his physical body and his etheric body on the one hand, and his
    • astral body and his Ego on the other, are separated; but there
    • physical and etheric body and the Ego organization and astral
    • body. There is an alternating vibration. And such people can be
    • faint interruption between the Ego and astral body on the one
    • hand, and the physical and etheric body on the other, so that the
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  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • Gods. He did not feel this in connection with his body of flesh
    • enwrapping it with my body of flesh and blood, I set it forth
    • … or whether you say: Man consists of physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body, and Ego. Only the thought is
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • Earth-body. But from his grave sprouts the tree which can now grow
    • out of the earth, with which Adam's body is united. The wood of this
    • which reveals to us that the Being Who passed through the body of
    • Earth is since united with the whole body of the Earth. The Earth has
    • when we lay his body in the earth, this body is not merely that which
    • Earth. It enters the Earth-body. It carries in itself the imprint of
    • body is for the Earth, that which has been stamped in its Earth form,
    • within us, but at first only builds up our physical body. It first
    • — lasting for some years — on our body, until that
    • definite time of his life, refers only to his physical body. All he
    • tells us is that his physical body has been so many years evolving
    • physical body but remains stationary. It is a Mystery difficult to
    • back, really remains stationary: it does not change with the body,
    • remains behind. The body goes forward through the years. This is
    • Adam, that belongs to the physical body, etheric and astral body and
    • out of the spiritual worlds Christ descended, and in the body of
    • to serve Him as a body on Earth.
    • body of Jesus of Nazareth. It shows how Christ prepared for Himself
    • this human body in childhood. This is what should underlie our
    • happens on the Earth alone, when these human souls forsake the body,
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    • himself with the body of the earth; but out of his grave the tree
    • body has been united.
    • says to us; the Being who has lived on earth through the body of
    • indeed he forms a part of the earth. And when we lay his body into
    • the earth, this body is not rust as anatomy sees it; this body is at
    • in some way to the earth, enters the body of the earth. It carries in
    • grow out of what forms the physical body for the earth, which was
    • its first task is to form our body. To begin with it creates the
    • through conception and birth it still works creatively on our body
    • for a period of time that lasts a few years, until we have our body
    • life is connected with his physical body. He says nothing other than
    • that his physical body has been developing for so-and-so long since
    • development of the physical body. The “I” stays
    • remember ourselves. It does not change with the body, it stays
    • body pushes itself forward in years while the “I”
    • clings to the physical body, etheric body, and astral body, this
    • of the spiritual worlds. In the body of Jesus He prepared for
    • serve Him as body on the earth.
    • Christ was in the body of Jesus of Nazareth.
    • festival shows how Christ prepared the human body for himself
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    • consciousness, still left to us in dreams. Everybody knows how dream
    • are only one part of us in so far as we live in a physical body) we
    • we perceive him, is not merely composed of a physical body, for this
    • physical body is but the outer manifestation of the Spirit. Just as
    • the physical body is nothing but the manifested crystallisation of
    • the Spiritual in man, so the Sun, in so far as it is a body of
    • luminous matter, is nothing but the external body of a
    • to use the old expression — in distinction to his physical body
    • Light, dwelt in the physical body of the Sun. Ahura Mazdao has to
    • realised that the physical body of man in all its parts, is an image
    • within the physical body of man. Thus, according to the conception of
    • cerebral nerves which are repeated in the body. These are the
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    • dismembered the body, hid it in a coffin and threw it into the sea.
    • found the fragments of his dismembered body, she buried them in
    • although it had perforce to be clothed with the physical body and its
    • spread over cosmic space. This physical body is a combination of
    • entered into a physical body this higher Self withdraws to the
    • outer physical substances into man's body. Osiris and Isis are
    • fettered within the corruptible body, and this body is subject to
    • is freed from the sheaths of his earthly body in the spiritual world,
    • down at his physical body.
    • penetrate into his body he would have to pass through the
    • courses through his body, using the blood as its instrument; he
    • learnt to know how air enters the body in the form of oxygen; he
    • physical life. Physical life, however, is but the body of a spiritual
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    • body it spins threads out of which it forms a hard covering. Gradually
    • does not enter the sunbeam. However, it spins its own body into these
    • mother's body, so man is really created by this light. So the
    • what is known as ether — what I called ether-body in referring to
    • man. The caterpillar acquires an ether-body through which it breathes.
    • This ether-body enables it to take in the spiritual present in air. The
    • over the whole world of Nature, it would be light. It is only my body
    • with the help of the blood is responsible for giving our body this
    • not able to spin threads from its own body, Let us imagine a special
    • light but is unable to do so because its body cannot spin threads. The
    • animal cannot turn its body into one capable of spinning threads
    • for its whole body is consumed in the spinning. An empty framework is
    • body, and what it spins will be the blood vessels! The blood of such an
    • now spins them inside its own body because it cannot spin outside. Now
    • its body, and what once formed part of blood vessels and gills now
    • Nobody will say such things. The general public simply pays no attention
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    • experiences are all mediated through his body, be it the physical body
    • or the etheric body. Nothing of what he experiences on earth can be
    • do with existence in a body. In one sense this is so. But spiritually
    • earth existence were it unable to have the support of the body and its
    • nothing in man that does not depend on the body for support. Within the
    • body we carry our organs — lung, heart, brain, and so on. In
    • earthly life that we do not know the interior of our body by means of
    • spirit-seed of our physical body: this we send down first; then we take
    • up our etheric body and follow after. I pictured this for you in my last
    • our body — a need to be supported by a body. I might put it thus,
    • body. The feeling of loneliness finds a refuge in the body and becomes
    • till waking, man lives without his body through what he has done with
    • his body when awake.
    • have to live through our deeds again with our ego and our astral body.
    • astral body a man in sleep is outside his physical body and etheric
    • body. Between going to sleep and waking his essential being widens if he
    • the last remnant of memory is still present in the etheric body. If when
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • body at such times is similar to the relation during sleep; only it is
    • takes place in the soul when it is separated from the body during the
    • able rightly to make use of our body on the following day if we had not
    • soul-and-spirit within us is united with the activities of our body, and
    • in an abnormal sleep. They think that their soul is not outside the body
    • our stomach or our lung. We have already heard that, as by day our body
    • the night, is obliged however to enter by way of the body. The
    • physical body within his skin, but in the whole world. This life in the
    • subject to evolution, that the body-consciousness man has today is a
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    • never seems to enter, that somebody else could himself make
    • the clay. But as now-a-days nobody with the slightest insight
    • in spite of that, nobody would try to derive Goethe's talents
    • posterity will cast miracle out, never to return. Everybody who
    • plausible. Although everybody will have to admit that our
    • believer” answer if anybody came and said: I have proved
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • which compose the human body. He might feel himself justified
    • nitrogen, carbon, etc., which build up the human body after
    • conception or idea and which can embody itself in the memory.
    • the content of the meditation, and he must embody something
    • embody into the life of my consciousness something that I had
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    • eternal movement. If you observe the astral body of man,
    • his passions, etc., you will see that this astral body of man
    • Their astral bodies do not form part of the physical body,
    • with, that these minerals upon the earth have no etheric body
    • of their own, no astral body and no Ego. But this is true
    • a physical body.” This statement is exactly as false,
    • upon the physical plane, only a physical body.” For, in
    • physical body, but nothing more. If we wish to find its
    • etheric body, we must ascend to the astral plane: there, its
    • etheric body is to be found. The moment that a human being
    • body of the mineral — there, on the astral plane
    • physical body. If we extend our observations still further,
    • we find that the mineral has also an astral body. This body
    • discovers the etheric body, which gives life to the physical
    • body, there, in the astral world. Yet it would not be
    • the physical plane, so the astral body of the mineral does
    • physical plane, it has its physical body and its etheric
    • body. It has these two bodies on the physical plane —
    • but where are we to look for the astral body of the plant? We
    • The animal has, in the physical sense-world, a physical body,
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    • a soul, as our physical body contains a spirit.
    • the body, commencing and ending its existence between birth
    • and death, and the soul between the two of them. Body, soul
    • lives between spirit and body, how the soul is placed between
    • the immortal spirit and the body which exists only between
    • mediator between body and spirit; it must attract all the
    • elements of the body out of all the kingdoms of nature in
    • spirit of love, Eros, after the soul has formed the body from
    • the spirit. Body, soul and spirit are united. That which is
    • the soul of the Homunculus, with its newly organized body,
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    • Around the wearied body; nor did I neglect
    • body, the same thing also appears in the etheric body, where
    • body and in the ego. Like wisdom that has made an extract of
    • feel how the all-power is expressed in relation to the body of
    • body may lie — in order to set apart a tiny body; for the
    • child's body must be protected. Were it exposed for a moment to
    • the child-body might lie before us. The highest wisdom remains
    • foolishness and must stand abashed before the childlike body
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    • over the entire body. “This”, said they,
    • investigation of the human body, carried out by means of his
    • body. Then, indeed, this scholar, who was a devout follower
    • Body of man. By which we mean the super-sensible part of human
    • body. This Etheric body can now no longer be seen by man, the
    • body, but also the Etheric Aura, the Etheric Body, which is
    • body.
    • Etheric Body as we now-a-days perceive colours. Thus, if you
    • look at the Etheric Body instead of at the physical body, the
    • are distributed to the various activities of the human body.
    • only the body by means of which its Spirit manifested itself
    • is the human soul, and they are many. Indeed, the human body
    • understand the truth about the physical body according to the
    • body, but a system of Monads; these Monads cannot be clearly
    • is in the human body, which has a form Of all visible things
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    • ourselves a body, whether planet or molecule, upon which
    • foundation. The body of facts accumulated by physics and
    • of the body, and working apart through its bodily
    • Here we have an allusion to the etheric body in the middle of
    • of theosophy, as a great spirit incarnated in the body of
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • life. Indeed the life of the astral body frequently works in
    • body, etheric body, astral body and Ego are the four strings,
    • more the etheric body or the astral body, or the etheric and
    • together, or the physical body and the Ego. In the most
    • physical body and especially the etheric body are
    • the tenure of the body, in the gestures, in the behaviour as a
    • another), the astral body emerges in a very peculiar way, and
    • astral body reacts. According to quite other Karmic forces, it
    • the etheric body. The others, counteracting and partly
    • paralysing the former, come more from the astral body. Through
    • etheric body is formative. (All that appears as
    • gesture, posture and deportment in the physical body
    • comes from the etheric.) The working of the astral body is
    • we must also bear in mind the physical body. As to the physical
    • body, it is especially important to observe in the first epoch
    • into the world. The kind of physical body we have depends on
    • quite a definite kind of body. But not only so. Think how much
    • physical body is developing, forces are working in (or rather,
    • about) the physical body — forces which come not
    • body into life and works on through our physical body — that
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    • body is to some extent inwardly perfected between birth and the
    • puberty, and afterwards the astral body.
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    • Earth, only remembers his earthly life in the physical body.
    • physical body. The consequence, in other words, are
    • souls that are organised here in the body and those that have
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • of his physical body, is only the ensheathing of that event
    • born out of the spirit into a body. When the Rosicrucian said:
    • body, in order that he may experience in his physical body
    • things which cannot be experienced except in such a body.
    • body, the true ego actually vanishes out of the physical form,
    • disappears into the body, becoming continually less and less
    • the earth, he gradually loses himself in his body, to find
    • body when they are separated from the physical and etheric
    • acquire by means of his physical body — that he entombs
    • himself more and more in the physical body for the purpose of
    • achieving by means of this burial in the body capacities which
    • which are otherwise only physical, inherent in the body.
    • blood-permeated physical body which bestows upon us capacities
    • you something which seems to pass through your body into your
    • soul and to change your very body. Seek to strip away from
    • these thoughts which works even into your body, but
    • the physical body, refreshing, rejuvenating — the third
    • the human body He died; in the Divine will He rise again.
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    • Christian looks on the universe as he looks on the human body.
    • When he looks on the human body he sees it as consisting of
    • looks on the human body and sees the movements of hand, eye,
    • he said: The sun is not merely an external, physical body; this
    • external, physical solar body is the body of a
    • said: “From the beginning the sun was the body of the Christ,
    • the threefold lower nature of man; the physical body, the
    • etheric body and the astral body. In him the “I,” the Self
    • power that transforms the astral body into the Spirit Self, the
    • etheric body into the Life-Spirit, the physical body into
    • longer needs to reveal himself in an earthly body.”
    • etheric body, round which the astral body winds itself. He
    • Though tired in body, full awake his mind,
    • body is changed into the spirit-self, the etheric body into the
    • life-spirit, the physical body into the spirit-man. In the
    • solar body the external body of the inner Christ which
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • point of view of Anthroposophy we distinguish the physical body,
    • etheric body, astral or sentient body and ‘I’ or ego
    • body into Manas or Spirit Self, so that it becomes something
    • the ego will refashion and transmute the etheric or life-body into
    • can envisage at present is the spiritualisation of the physical body,
    • body, the densest and most material member, is transmitted into Atma
    • the astral body which man has inherited from the past and the Spirit
    • Self or Manas which he will fashion out of the astral body in the
    • lower members to some extent. He learned to control the astral body
    • sentient body, so does the Intellectual Soul or Mind-Soul to the
    • etheric body, so that the Intellectual or Mind-Soul is a feeble
    • has worked down into the physical body to a certain extent. Therefore
    • his astral body which he has already achieved as a first step towards
    • the physical body,
    • the etheric body,
    • the astral body,
    • astral body, upon the embryo of Spirit Self. We see man participating
    • in order to prepare the foundations, first for his physical body,
    • then for the etheric body and finally for the astral body, and then
    • the evolution of his astral body, for example, at a time when the
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • upon their etheric or life-body, when they fashion this body from out
    • it will be said, of course, that the work upon the etheric body is
    • also possess in a certain sense a physical body. They must be able to
    • analysis the human body must be associated with the work of these
    • us begin with the etheric body of these Beings and their work in the
    • transformation of this body. Here we must first of all refer to the
    • research find evidence for the existence of the etheric body of these
    • Denmark or Germany. Just as every man has his own etheric body, so a
    • him as long as he lives. It is united to his physical body and only
    • influence. The Archangels who embody the spiritual laws cannot
    • laws. The etheric body of the people cannot as yet enter into this
    • body now permeated with spiritual soul-forces, and the geographical
    • quite realistically the etheric body of the human being embedded in
    • the etheric body of the people; then picture the interaction of the
    • human etheric body and the etheric body of the people, and think too
    • conjunction with them in the etheric body of man, many of the
    • body. In the structure of man we see the activity of these other Folk
    • the etheric body of man and in that of the Folk Spirit in question,
    • from their psychic organization, they work into the physical body and
    • thus activate the forces of the physical body. If, at a certain
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    • astral body. These modifications prepare the transformation of the
    • astral body itself, of the etheric body and of the physical body.
    • consists of three modifications of the astral body. The three
    • lower bodies — the Sentient Soul through the astral body, the
    • Intellectual Soul through the etheric body and the Spiritual Soul
    • through the physical body. We can thus distinguish the inner being of
    • therefore consists of three modifications of the astral body.
    • manifested in these three modifications of the astral body, so the
    • modifications of the etheric body. In man we distinguish Sentient
    • etheric body and since these three modifications are situated not in
    • the astral, but in the etheric body, they differ fundamentally from
    • or Manas and are now in process of transmuting their etheric body
    • body into Spirit Self or Manas, but have not yet completed their
    • feel more drawn to the astral body. Hence they have the fullest
    • body of man in accordance with the three types of force. In this
    • portion of the people had to separate from the main body of the
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    • man, the physical body, the etheric body and the astral body were
    • principally the physical body. The Spirits of Form have no particular
    • interest in the development of the physical body since this is really
    • body that normally belongs to the Old Moon epoch. And again the
    • pertaining to the physical body, namely, the very dim consciousness
    • conditions experienced earlier in the physical body, but which have
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    • consist of the physical body, etheric body and astral body. So that
    • related, on the one hand, to the human physical body and, on the
    • of our Earth, neither the life of will in man, no r his physical body
    • could have attained their present form. A man owes his physical body
    • of the mission of the Old Sun epoch if you study the etheric body and
    • that the etheric body can be traced back to the Old Sun. The
    • was related to the astral body of man and the inner life of thought.
    • body, etheric body and astral body; thinking, feeling and willing —
    • physical body and the life of will could not have been bestowed upon
    • him. To the Old Sun he owed his etheric body and sentient life, and
    • finally to the Old Moon he owed the astral body and the power of
    • physical body which stems from the activity of the Spiritual Beings
    • the foundation of the etheric body through the influence of the
    • associated with the astral body and the inner life of Thought.
    • which resides in our physical body, and of inner Will, a special
    • endow us with the etheric body and the element of Feeling, the inner
    • endow us with the astral body and the inner life of Thought. What,
    • body of man — then the mission of the Earth is to bring about a
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    • down into his physical body. Now you know that the four fundamental
    • parts of the physical body: the ‘I’ finds its impress in
    • the blood, the astral body in the nervous system, the etheric or
    • life-body in the glandular system. Only the physical body is
    • higher vehicles in the physical body. They cannot as yet enter
    • directly into the physical body, but they are active in the three
    • in the nervous system, the reflection of the astral body; and in the
    • glandular system which is the reflection of the etheric body. The
    • the physical body of man is determined from within. These various
    • spiritual Beings invade those members of the physical body, which are
    • impress of the astral body, these Venus forces work in the nervous
    • collective body of mankind, from the teaming mass of humanity, and
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • soul are gradually formed and crystallized into the body. In the
    • etheric body, and interpenetrating the physical body, acquired the
    • and himself experienced this imprinting of the soul in the body. He
    • witnessed the integration of the ego into the body and the birth of
    • way in which the spiritual force holds together the physical body is
    • is that which holds together the soul and body in the formative
    • stage. Germanic-Nordic man sees the weaving of the body and soul from
    • thoughts are woven and whence the body is supplied with the twelve
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    • astral body. You know that these forces made man's inner life
    • worked upon his astral body; they operated from without. And because
    • these powers which permeated his astral body in order to bring
    • body and thus is able to work upon all the three members of man, upon
    • three different ways: in the astral body, in the etheric body, and in
    • the physical body of man.
    • begets in the etheric body the urge to falsehood and lying. Lies and
    • body, the vehicle of man's inner life, the self is permeated
    • etheric body is inwardly motivated by the impulse to be untruthful
    • and is thus disposed to lying. In the physical body the Luciferic
    • recapitulate again briefly: Lucifer begets in the astral body
    • selfishness, in the etheric body lying and falsehood, and in the
    • physical body sickness and death.
    • that the Luciferic influence begets in the astral body selfishness,
    • in the etheric body lying and falsehood and in the physical body
    • on the astral body. The second is that which falsifies human
    • influence on the etheric body to which man owes his inner inclination
    • us now turn to the influence of Loki on the physical body. His third
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • follows: the old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body.
    • etheric body. We may envisage the ancient Indian Culture somewhat as
    • etheric body. The essential element in the ancient Indian culture is
    • that the ancient Indian was able to return again to the etheric body
    • within that body he developed those marvelously delicate forces the
    • etheric body.
    • was limited to the sentient body or astral body. The
    • turn, had a kind of psychic counterpart in the etheric body. But the
    • related to the activity of the etheric body, the Greek culture
    • experienced, like a memory reflected in their etheric body.
    • with the use of the physical body for the progressive development of
    • etheric body after the spiritual forces of soul had been adequately
    • able to return to the etheric body with highly developed faculties of
    • soul and out of the forces of this body created his great
    • etheric body. This is the Chinese culture. If you bear this
    • remember that the etheric body was developed in the ancient Indian
    • epoch, the sentient body in the Persian, the Sentient Soul in the
    • multiplies in the material body is felt as something wholly
    • circulates in the body social, and the essential point is that the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • body of the Earth and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • (Home of the Giants). That which developed out of the body of the
    • body itself for the use of these soul-forces, which then transmit to
    • found in whom the organs of the etheric body are so far developed
    • be the nature of the, etheric body in those few who develop
    • occult training will, by the transformation of the physical body,
    • Christ and yet believe that He will appear in a physical body. The
    • one must look for His return in a physical body. This would only
    • physical body. Spiritual Science has yet to undergo this test. There
    • has left behind in the astral body. That which Thor was once able to
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    • the human body, becomes purified, becomes spirit — as the
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    • him, which build up his body again. Atlantean man said to himself:
    • has changed since those ancient times. The human body of today, with
    • densification of the human body. And when the ancient Greek feels the
    • old, more delicate, rarefied body becoming denser, it is because he
    • human body, so that we may say that Pluto obtained an ever increasing
    • hold over man; he densified the human body and in doing so abducted
    • Persephone. This densification went on right into the physical body.
    • by the now denser human body so that these clairvoyant forces could
    • But as the human body
    • the solid human body what it was once possible, out of the forces of
    • Nature, to do with the finer body. Into this more rarefied body
    • Demeter forces as a result of the solidifying of the human body, or
    • organisation of the human body, they had to become less active; man
    • yesterday. What is it that makes the denser human body fresh and
    • If Eros were not working upon the human body, if Demeter had
    • continued to work, the body would be shrivelled and wrinkled
    • youthful bodies, in chubby rosy cheeks; they are in the body just
    • gods! When in old age Eros begins to withdraw from the human body,
    • again in a way, enter the body, then forces of fruitful chastity can
    • three bodily sheaths; it is enclosed in the physical body, the ether
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    • only that the chemical and physical laws active in his physical body
    • constitutes what we call the astral body. In this way, having the
    • microcosmic substance, the astral body, we can give an answer in
    • astral body ... we can then ask ourselves what corresponds without
    • in the widths of space to the astral body — what fills all
    • astral body extends throughout our microcosm, so is the universal
    • macrocosmic counterpart of our astral body, and we can also say that
    • counterpart of our astral body. In us we have the astral body, it
    • body.
    • distinguished from the forces of the astral body — the former
    • we cover by the term ‘ether body’, and which bring about
    • to speak of the physical body, the densest part of the human being.
    • Microcosmically speaking we have to look upon the physical body as
    • us and then disappears, belongs to the astral body; every habitual,
    • in the soul, belongs to the ether body. And for everything which is
    • physical body. The physical body is what serves to raise the mere
    • whole outward aspect of the physical body. The physical body is the
    • expression of will-impulses as the astral body is the expression of
    • mere thoughts, and the ether body of enduring sentiments and habits.
    • must have the physical body. In the higher worlds, activity of will
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    • forces found in man's astral body as transplanted into cosmic
    • body that transplanted into the world of space they are governed by
    • the central power of Pluto; similarly the forces of the ether body
    • come into the sphere of Poseidon, and the forces of the astral body
    • representing the forces of the physical body, Poseidon as
    • representing the forces of the ether body, and Zeus as representing
    • the forces of the astral body, transplanted into the universe, so we
    • body. Because the Angels went through their human stage on the Moon,
    • the human physical body. Thus they could not descend into incarnation
    • to them, as it were, ‘Behold my body; enter into it, permeate
    • incarnated for three years in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. We know
    • the Christ did by dwelling for three years in a human body was
    • was incarnated for three years in a human body. What is the reason
    • to Earth so far as to incarnate in a human physical body, that He
    • dwelt for three years in such a body. What then is the consequence of
    • it could never condense to the physical in a body of flesh. Today
    • the totality of human souls, just as the physical body now falls away
    • individual soul throws off the physical body and enters a spiritual
    • assume any kind of physical body. His renunciation of all physical
    • of His three years passed in a physical body, the Christ Being
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    • finished on a note of interrogation as to his nature. As everybody
    • the ether body, Pluto as the macroscosmic representative of the
    • forces of the physical body ... so that one has to think of these
    • about the Earth in a human body. Nevertheless it can be so. For the
    • all these laws at some time concentrated in a human body, walking
    • Atlantean body, but that is an illusion, that is maya. It only seems
    • the soul-forces in the human astral body.’ The same thing
    • one human body, they were the victims of maya. In reality this soul
    • to work through the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Whereas after the
    • baptism by John we have to see the cosmos as a whole through the body
    • that the human soul is confined to the space which encloses his body.
    • no longer looks upon his physical body as something within which he
    • the body, when so to say it looks upon the physical body from
    • the body, that it is bounded by the skin; the centre of the human
    • being, so to say, was still outside the body. Man did not believe
    • that he saw through his eyes by means of his physical body, but he
    • body.’ He regarded the physical body as a possession. One might
    • evolution. Man paid little attention to his body, he was still
    • his ego into his body; during Atlantis his consciousness was to a
    • body — the whole tenor of Earth evolution shows this, and the
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    • that man as he stands before us consists of physical body, ether
    • body, astral body and ego. Our being consists of these four members.
    • physical body. A man may be inwardly a thoroughly untruthful person,
    • being, let us now turn to the outermost member, to the physical body.
    • in recent years, the physical body can only be known in its true
    • body manifests itself only as maya or illusion. When we meet a man,
    • what we see as his physical body is maya, illusion. But there are as
    • many instances of this illusion of a physical body as there are men
    • our own body is just like that of other men. Thus there is a great
    • we know of the physical body, of which we see so many specimens in
    • of clairvoyance is turned upon the physical body it dissolves like a
    • to get to know the physical body in its true form we have to rise,
    • if we wish to learn to know the physical body in its true form. Here
    • below, in the physical world, the physical body has only a quite
    • we look at this physical body from outside. Thus these two members of
    • deepest being of man, and that the external physical body we have
    • been instilled into them. They felt that man with his physical body
    • upon it. If man had not descended into his physical body, had not
    • physical body such as it has now, it would have a spiritual body that
    • would be quite different from our external human body. But this
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    • the human being, that he consists of physical body, etheric body,
    • astral body and ego, it can come to no viable theory of knowledge.
    • brain is part of the physical body, and what constitutes the content
    • about, does not go as far as the physical body; that all takes place
    • ego through the astral body down to the etheric body. As far as its
    • again into etheric body, astral body and ego. And it is these images
    • Moon evolutions, and that in fine the present physical body, and with
    • fleshly body; there he was a real man standing upon the physical
    • single physical human body; he was born again, incarnated among men;
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    • him out of their own body, their own substance. We come to feel:
    • one it had earlier in the body of the gods, but in a mysterious way
    • apparatus of his body to draw out these riches, and that is what
    • body of man was present at the commencement of Earth evolution.
    • Although the first rudiments of this physical body were present in
    • form as physical body. What today is physical was at that time, even
    • forces of our present physical body were at that time in solution as
    • it were within the ether body, but the forces of this ether body were
    • they were then able to bring about our physical body. Thus these
    • etheric forces were in a way the forces of the physical body but they
    • his Lemurian development, his densest body was still an etheric one.
    • Condensation to the physical body only began from the Lemurian time
    • spiritual vision man was there at the outset in an etheric body, and
    • this etheric body contained those physical forces which had been
    • physical body could come into existence, but they were not yet in
    • physical form. But had the forces of the physical body condensed in
    • the further working of the forces of the etheric body has been, it
    • physical body. Let us consider what a part of the human being
    • originating from the ether body has become since the time of Lemuria;
    • let this diagram represent the human ether body as it was at the
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    • densification of the body is taking place in the human organisation.
    • into the same substance as that of which the human ether body
    • element of our etheric body streams through the brain that we are
    • which we also have, in the physical body today, were at that time
    • turn our clairvoyant gaze, we find the astral body very strongly
    • which meets the clairvoyant eye is the etheric body. For example, it
    • is the etheric body, stimulated by cosmic forces coming in from
    • at that time the threefold body of Jesus of Nazareth, which had been
    • departure there entered into this body the purest part of that stream
    • detached Himself from the Sun in a body of air and not merely in an
    • etheric body. Thus when we look up at the sun we have to say:
    • is actually the body of Christ.’
    • there outside in the heavens is the pristine body of Christ, who was
    • bodies of Jesus of Nazareth. In the body of Jesus of Nazareth for the
    • united with the newly arising etheric body streaming from the human
    • human body from below upwards and what as macrocosmic stream worked
    • both etheric elements, substances of the human etheric body, and
    • substances of man's astral body. A substance streams from heart
    • astral body of man are present. Now the brain is a most remarkable
    • astral currents rising upwards from the body spread out in the brain
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    • astral body, brings it to a standstill, and lets the images of this
    • astral body, because they are not allowed to pass through our brain,
    • clairvoyant times it was not only the images of the astral body that
    • were held back, but also those of the etheric body. The result was
    • cosmic void; nobody who takes seriously what normal modern
    • Old Moon as astral body remains subconscious; it lights up in the
    • etheric body, but in normal consciousness is not experienced. Still
    • etheric body, or what through Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions he has
    • received in his physical body. These are closed regions to him. But
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    • were standing before them in that ascetic body. The words of Savonarola
    • devil in his body, who always likes to show his teeth to his enemies.
    • familiar to everybody in the innumerable copies existing all over the
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    • whole earth. The earth is not that undifferentiated body theoretically
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    • super-sensible which lies behind the external physical human body. There
    • body, so that man, when he is independent of his body lives not in an
    • of living consciously in a higher super-sensible body which fills the
    • ordinary body like a vessel. In spiritual science it is called the etheric
    • or ether body. This etheric body lies within our sense body. By means
    • sense body, into that condition of perception whereby we become aware
    • longer see by means of our physical body, we no longer hear through
    • our physical body, we no longer think by means of the brain connected
    • with the physical body. Then we still know next to nothing of all the
    • etheric body; we see a super-sensible body of human nature which underlies
    • body in a living, active manner. And then we become aware of the following:
    • we perceive in ourselves as the true activity of the etheric body is,
    • on the one hand limited, modified by our physical body; that it is as
    • it were, clothed on the physical side, the etheric body as it were filling
    • perceive how the etheric body becomes a special, individual, egotistical
    • human being sheathed in the physical body. But on the other hand we
    • perceive how this our etheric body leads us into those regions where
    • body. In so far as our soul lives in the physical body, in occult science
    • a complete familiarity with the physical body has it become possible
    • the etheric body. The soul so lives in the etheric body that it certainly
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    • out of the cosmos. The Dragon paints himself for us, forming his body
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    • cosmos. The reason why this body of air and water is spherical is
    • that in deep winter it becomes really a cosmic body, expressing
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    • body of light out of the radiant Intelligence. And for this to
    • seeking to embody himself in a vesture of light, appears in the time
    • be given life by the musical tones that embody the poetic motif which
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    • John's tide, Uriel hovers in the heights, weaving his body out of
    • when the breath pulses through the body with the help of the etheric
    • body. A secret activity of healing resides in the breathing system,
    • being of spirit, soul and body, these forces work magically in him.
    • within his skin, with his organs embedded in his body, feels
    • realm of spirit; his soul gazes down not at an individual human body
    • the Earth as the thinking earth-body in the cosmos. Then the souls
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    • body of knowledge would be of very little help. I hardly think
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    • sun and having its physical body in the visible sun, is
    • the body of Jesus hanging upon it between the two thieves; the
    • picture, too, of the body being taken down from the Cross and
    • grave in which the body of Jesus had been laid, and the stone
    • came in the morning the grave was empty, for the dead body of
    • taken place and that the body on the Cross was the very same
    • body with which he had often gone about together in life. Now
    • events which had transpired around the earthly body of Him with
    • body, before the Mystery of Golgotha? This can be described in
    • the body was the very same Being who was teaching them now
    • the body. And now they said to themselves: Before we were
    • physical body with Christ Jesus.
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    • it with the life of the human embryo within the body of the
    • remained in the body. The soul must be raised out of the body.
    • of the body. And outside the body the soul underwent
    • pass out of his body in order to undergo the necessary
    • out of his body and, during this time of absence, actually have
    • Mysteries this could only be achieved outside the body. And
    • when he came back into his body he remembered what he had
    • humanity. The Sun-Heroes were transported away from the body
    • body, having within them then the power of incorporating the
    • physical body. Maeterlinck, a man of some genius, is therefore
    • folly here implied, that the physical body which is composed of
    • if a stone were capable of suffering. The physical body cannot
    • the deprivation of the physical body. Anyone who holds the view
    • thereafter for three years in the physical body which then
    • three years there dwelt in the body of Jesus of Nazareth a
    • body of Jesus, we will, to begin with, only consider the fact
    • that there came one, Jesus of Nazareth, who gave up His body to
    • body of Jesus of Nazareth, that there was only a loose
    • connection between the Christ Being and the body of Jesus
    • — the Christ Being could leave the body of Jesus of
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    • kinds of terrible illnesses of soul and body. The priests had
    • Nobody before him had been able to witness to what degree of
    • cleanliness, in order that all impurity both in body and in
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    • that nobody could ever make him angry. Having laid a wager, one
    • nobody to listen; such teachings are untimely. In olden days
    • was on the point of leaving this body of Jesus of Nazareth. And
    • Baptism in the Jordan the Christ Being sank into this body. At
    • within a human body, a Being who until now had never lived in a
    • human body, had had no earthly life, had dwelt only in
    • body, ether-body and astral body of Jesus of Nazareth. The
    • loneliness.” Jesus of Nazareth, in whose body the Christ
    • impressions, engraved paramountly in the astral body, which had
    • been made upon that body and had remained as it were in the
    • is the body which experienced the fleeing of Ahriman and
    • Lucifer, the body which perceived that the Essenes, by their
    • time in the body of a man, went out into the loneliness to the
    • First of all, the Christ Being within the body of Jesus
    • Christ, hast entered into a human body. This body subjugates
    • power to cast thee down, since the human body prevents thee
    • the physical body, the mystery of the sting of Ahriman which
    • the body. As He went about the country, many a one felt as if
    • by Christ Jesus out of the body of Jesus but out of the lips of
    • spiritually or He appeared to them in His ether-body while He
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    • life within the maternal body, except that this period in the life
    • world from his mother's body finds himself able to receive the
    • limits of the physical body, now flows from me out into the universe.
    • human souls while still within the physical body about that condition
    • ethereal body with our soul-being, in so far as this is ego and
    • astral body, during our periods of sleep. In our conscious, waking
    • entirely through our body. But if we take our desire in hand, if we
    • command the body, what it may not do, we are then temperate or
    • of faults in their physical body.
    • they are put in motion by the use of Ego, astral body, ethereal body
    • and physical body. It is different with those organs which are the
    • by Wisdom, we retain Ego and astral body in free detachment. For as
    • we become wiser, we develop the organisation of the astral body and
    • rest of the body we are closely connected, at least with our astral
    • awake we are also outside the brain with our Ego and our astral body,
    • where with his Ego and his astral body he is freely active, using his
    • taken away from the powers available to us for building up our body
    • during which the Maid of Orleans was carried in her mother's body
    • having been carried for the last thirteen days in her mother's body,
    • soul and body during their earthly life with our movement, and have
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    • processes and needs, so that the human body no longer
    • who inhibits his body in this way makes himself unfit for life
    • body, to link it with the rhythm of his breath and in this way
    • arrive at a thinking set free from the body, a thinking that
    • the yogi made conscious the inner rhythm of his body, so we
    • the things of the spirit. And in the last analysis nobody can
    • suffering with vital thought, we do not permeate the body with
    • depressed the body in order to ex-press spiritual experience
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    • into our body; we inform our organs of will with it and become
    • alert and self-possessed, able to make use of our body, our
    • descending when it flows down into our own body. We are forced
    • that the body affects the mind or the mind the body, but only:
    • of the body. Anyone who looks at the psychic
    • much we learn about what can be experienced by the human body
    • acquired via the body. It all belongs to a sphere which, at
    • once the body crumbles into its elements? This was said not by
    • mental life, interwoven with the body, has emerged that
    • develop with the growth of the body, and which derives also
    • man can produce in himself a state of soul and body that can be
    • breathing; is set free of the body; is a spiritual function
    • carried out not by the body, but in the purely spiritual
    • ourselves as spiritual beings outside the body, and yet feel
    • to the body, that impels us to develop in ourselves those
    • does, it is true, leave behind his physical body with its
    • life. He steps out of this body and learns to see imaginally,
    • free of body; he develops a visual thinking. Yet not for a
    • regaining his body and acting just as calmly as before: there
    • energies of our physical body. We see ourselves as we have been
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    • cease to experience the world in the physical body alone, by
    • existing in the world independently of our physical body. In so
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    • the Redeemer, the human body on it. In the West, countless men
    • look at this body, at the image of it; just as countless men,
    • who have become disciples of Buddha, have looked at the body
    • looking at the image of the dead body, however, did not simply
    • contemplation of the dead body, with the conclusion: Life is
    • of the body, the view: Life must develop power within itself,
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    • carried out into other worlds when the body disintegrates into
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    • the human body: potions that were brewed and substances that
    • the Greek as yet no separation of body and spirit, such as
    • conception how it activates the vigorous body or is influenced
    • Greeks had no such concept of body and spirit as we have. For
    • which he spoke is one that saw the body everywhere permeated by
    • is more physical, to the body more spiritual. Such a view is
    • by abstraction from the body of law and logic; for,
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    • the soul must be linked with that of the body. Anyone wishing
    • human organism, the human body; he must know how the exercise
    • the body's association with the soul and the spirit in health
    • a perception of the whole man in body, soul and spirit. If by
    • body, soul and spirit really means. This is what a social order
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    • whole), and the sphere of law, where law, and with it the body
    • central body, but is able to contribute the knowledge and
  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • waking-consciousness, man lives with his ego and astral body in his
    • physical and etheric body. But I have emphasised already during the last
    • it in your mind. But how the ego and astral body flow into the hand,
    • would follow the actions we perform right into the body; with everything
    • present during the life of sleep. Man with his ego and astral body is
    • then outside the physical and etheric body. In ordinary life, ideas
    • asleep till waking in a state of longing for his physical body. Sleeping
    • sleep, develops longings for his physical body. These longings increase
    • his physical body. The longing for one's physical body becomes ever
    • the ego and astral body like a cloud, the life of thought is dimmed.
    • Perceptions become dim because desire for the physical body pervades
    • the ego and astral body like a cloud. Just as we cannot see the trees
    • develops this desire when outside his physical and etheric body, but
    • inner part of his physical and etheric body so that he reaches with
    • the physical body, they still lived with this physical body in the way
    • of the physical body with what otherwise lives outside the physical and
    • etheric body during sleep, was called: prophetic clairvoyance.
    • future, can come neither by enjoying what penetrates our body from within
    • during waking conditions, nor by diving down into this body from outside
    • that portion of mankind to which our body belongs. Both are stages of
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    • consciousness, man lives with his ego and astral body in his
    • physical and etheric body. During the last few days I have
    • your mind. But without clairvoyance, how the ego and astral body
    • follow the actions we perform right into the body; everything we
    • the life of sleep. Man with his ego and astral body is then outside
    • the physical and etheric body. Ideas from ordinary life are then
    • asleep till waking in a state of longing for his physical body.
    • begins to sleep, develops longings for his physical body. These
    • more and more towards his physical body. The longing for ones
    • physical body becomes ever greater and greater in the state of
    • sleep. And because longing fills the ego and astral body like a
    • because desire for the physical body pervades the ego and astral
    • body like a cloud. Just as we cannot see the trees in a wood if
    • this desire when outside his physical and etheric body, but he
    • inner part of his physical and etheric body so that he reaches with
    • physical body, they still lived with this physical body in the way
    • paths of the physical body with what otherwise lives outside the
    • physical and etheric body during sleep, was called
    • our body from within during waking conditions, nor by diving down
    • into this body from outside in a state of sleep, but from love —
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    • ‘Opposite the entrance in the narrower wall, in the body of
    • pieces into her own body, more and more luminous. As she comes to
    • its highest, to find a bridge over my own body, in order to
    • the Snake's body. We see also that not only pedestrians, but carts,
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    • — this gold — what effect does it have in the body of the
    • so clear to him that a man can live, even in the physical body, in a
    • must develop it in the body, so that we may find it outside the body.
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    • sun-soul, as the physical human body is the expression of the human
    • body, he awakes as a changed man. The soul has entered the body, so
    • whereby the soul, withdrawing from the physical and etheric body,
    • physical body and fallen into sleep; and how something
    • body. When he brings back the merely imaginative image from the
    • Spiritual Science is the soul. Thus spirit, soul and body are
    • ‘astral body,’ if one knows what is between spirit and
    • body, one has that intermediate member, which as it were binds
    • together spirit and body.
    • form of the astral body.
    • representative of the astral body.
    • That is the characteristic of the astral body, and he says
    • spheres, where he can actually combine spirit and body.
    • realization of the astral body which is ready to enter the
    • body is formed by degrees round him. Finally comes the moment of
    • body which has not yet penetrated into the human realm.
    • marvellous presentation of the moment when the astral body has
    • enwrapped itself in a body of physical matter — and can now
    • another state of consciousness, a condition outside the body. He is
    • he had to in his day; how spirit, soul and body unite from the
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    • this physical realm is the body of a spiritual realm. Around me
    • one hand he was, as we now say, resting his body, the spiritual
    • sleep, while the body rested, they experienced the Beings of
    • feel my blood beating perpetually against the walls of my body.
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    • waking condition, bears the Ego and astral body within him
    • physical bears within it, along with the etheric body, a much
    • body and the Ego-organisation. You, of course, are familiar
    • etheric body, even when awake. He knew how to distinguish: This
    • the Ego and the astral body — and it is linked with my
    • physical body and my etheric body. He went through the world in
    • and his etheric body ‘I.’ He called ‘I’ only his soul and
    • and soul, in this Ego and astral body, man was made aware of
    • body.
    • To-day man's experience in the physical body is of the
    • the physical body and etheric body, — which are mortal;
    • childishness to suppose that the Moon is the dead frozen body
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    • head into the colossal body. For of course he did not see the
    • body, that in this statue the head does everything.
    • the form. He dug a hole in the body.
    • a deep inner experience in the whole of his being — body,
    • was generally spread out over the whole body, went into his
    • fluid-body in the human being. The fluid in man, that is below
    • element. And as with us feelings arise in our body through the
    • body, soul, and spirit of mankind.
    • caressingly over some part of his body, feeling the difference
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    • classification and plan: man is composed of physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body and ego, or ego-organisation. Well
    • about the physical body? How can we gain a true idea of it?
    • here on the Earth. And the physical body of man, although of
    • from the centre of the Earth. The physical body of the human
    • contained in the body is still to some extent organised, but
    • work in the human etheric body. The etheric body is subject to
    • physical body and etheric body.
    • Suppose you stand there and ask, what is my physical body? The
    • answer is, it is that body which is subject to the forces
    • body? It is that in you which is subject to the forces
    • physical body is the one that is subject to the forces that go
    • towards the centre of the Earth. His etheric body is the one
    • your body, and they are subject to the forces that go towards
    • Here then you have your physical body and your etheric
    • body.
    • is it with the astral body? In space, there is no other kind of
    • forces besides these two. The astral body receives its forces
    • from beyond space. While the etheric body receives them from
    • everywhere, from the periphery, the astral body receives them
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    • Earth in a physical body. Many and varied kinds of Gods were
    • body which your physical eyes can see. The centre of the Earth
    • supplies this body with the forces which make it visible. This
    • is your physical body.
    • body cannot do that. When your soul leaves it, it is destroyed,
    • body. It has the power to form and also to maintain the
    • of your physical body, it must dissolve it in to dust. Your
    • physical body is not of the Earth, it is of high spirituality.
    • of your physical body. Not to the Earth, but to the highest
    • physical body of yours belong. The Earth can destroy it, but
    • now, within this physical body dwells an etheric body. The day
    • will come when your physical body will be received by the Earth
    • for its destruction. Then will your etheric body dissolve in
    • body. Only the divine spiritual Beings can build it up —
    • To them you owe your etheric body.
    • With your physical body you unite the physical substances of
    • physically present in the environment of the physical body.
    • Your etheric body brings into movement all that is fluid within
    • circulation stand under the influence of your physical body.
    • It is only as a physical body that you are man; in the etheric
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    • Ego and astral body, having left their physical and etheric
    • life in a physical body. Thus when you return into the physical
    • solemn thoughts. But I think that nobody need have experienced
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    • means of the body — we at first regard it as
    • control of our physical body. We feel that the extravagant
    • concepts of the dream are disciplined by the physical body. And
    • there is a moment ' when we do not have the physical body
    • man which is more or less independent of the body. This is our
    • space-body; but he feels himself within all that he has
    • can really speak of a time-body, for a man becomes aware
    • only in the physical body now ceases.
    • body in the physical life, that the body gives him the
    • through conception and birth into a physical human body,
    • weave in the human body even in the physical earth-life. One
    • with the physical body, and comes to consciousness first of all
    • in the sensations of the physical body. But there is something
    • with the physical body; you experience yourself outside the
    • physical body; you experience the world as it cannot be
    • experienced through the body. Instead of natural
    • himself, of surrendering himself with his whole body-free
    • independent of the physical and even of the etheric body. He
    • what he is in a body-free state, he learns also of that which
    • continues to exist, free of the body, when the physical body is
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    • which we call the astral body and Ego separate from the physical
    • astral body and the ego, do not really come to the consciousness of
    • consciousness a copy, a mirror-picture of his ego and astral body.
    • of his Ego and Astral body. But we must quite clearly realise that
    • the true form of the Astral body and Ego appear in such a way to
    • his Ego end Astral body what we cull the third Hierarchy, the
    • and Astral body; and that he cannot become conscious that all the
    • Hierarchy of the Angels did not work into our and Astral body, we
    • body is dumped down; and by day, when man is awake, he loses his
    • asleep, man is subject to the deception that his so and Astral body
    • awake, to feel himself an Ego and Astral body, and to feel his
    • himself, that his hands and his whole body is himself. Wrongfully
    • the physical body absorbs that consciousness, so that it appears as
    • if the physical body brought about our personality. Anyone who
    • thinks that his physical body brings about his personality is
    • our astral body and ego, forming the mirror-image which, while we
    • words, our astral body.
    • by our body. Mankind is subject naturally to this delusion to-day.
    • consciousness was united with his physical body. Of course, history
    • physical body; in olden times no man felt himself bound to his
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    • life of the body, from that moment the processes, activities,
    • works in the physical body. But when through spiritual
    • physical body as instrument, we must observe how in autumn
    • instrument. That is why when the soul is outside the body and
    • clairvoyant consciousness looks at the body out of which the
    • soul has departed, it perceives the body as a budding,
    • clairvoyant, when outside the body with his soul, sees the
    • body in the same way as in physical life we see another human
    • body and sees the man lying there beneath. That is not so.
    • The moment the soul goes forth, the body becomes the world, a
    • returning to the body, it experiences in itself the personal,
    • and discard the whole body. And the act we thus perform, this
    • shedding first of the physical and then of the etheric body,
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    • the Physical body, but by liberating the soul and spirit from
    • our physical body in the waking state whenever we wish to
    • body, so that desire for the body spreads like a cloud in our
    • body. I might say that the co-operation of three worlds,
    • his head. And again, the organs of the lower body and the
    • parts a man — the ego and astral body down to the
    • etheric body, must be drawn out. This withdrawal is of course
    • sensation of being outside the body; and when he has been
    • these the etheric body, astral body, and ego are active. All
    • your etheric body, astral body, and ego, this enters your
    • we develop a thinking freed from the body. On that occasion,
    • As soon as we develop body free thoughts, each thought becomes
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    • conscious of the external world through his body. The sense
    • body is primarily the instrument of the Spiritual-Soul, and
    • it is also the sense body through which man arrives at
    • sense-body of man must be preserved. It if were not preserved
    • characteristics still hidden in the body are conquered, the
    • physical body, etheric body and astral body remained with
    • just as the physical body of a human being falls away. One
    • round the Christ and may be compared with the astral body of
    • astral body for the Christ-Ego-impulse by all the moral
    • etheric body for Christ through our deeds of love, and
    • which corresponds to the physical body of man. When the earth
    • Christ-impulse. It shall then be enveloped by an astral body
    • enveloped by something which is like an etheric body which is
    • it like a physical body, formed through the deeds of
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    • of the body, developed through all sorts of athletics and
    • sports; but, on the contrary, the body permeated by spirit to
    • produced that entranced everybody. Schiller's
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    • etheric body in which the life forces of the soul had been
    • etheric body, however, is the super-sensible member in us that
    • disposed, come about through the fact that the etheric body is,
    • that is, provided the astral body is strongly developed. In the
    • body strongly united with the physical but also a powerfully
    • developed astral body. This works, in turn, upon the etheric
    • body, which establishes these human individualities strongly in
    • that the etheric body was loosened and remained so through the
    • etheric body is no longer so intimately united with the
    • physical body, however, it no longer thrusts its forces into
    • etheric body through his illness that it should not be
    • body that is in a sense filled with occult knowledge, and in
    • it makes impressions on the physical body, they pass over
    • immediately into the etheric body; this is one and the same
    • impressions are, of course, made upon the physical body, but
    • the etheric body does not immediately respond because it is
    • takes place when an impression is made on his physical body. If
    • his etheric body, life is transformed into a work of art. But
    • etheric body, through the physical body to such a firm contact
    • body finds that it easily takes objective form when the etheric
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    • man consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body, and
    • we say that in the waking state the ego and astral body are
    • ego and astral body are outside. This is adequate for a primary
    • cyclic movement. Strictly speaking, the ego and astral body are
    • outside the head. Because the ego and astral body in sleep are
    • indeed, during sleep, when the ego and astral body are working
    • ego and astral body than when he is awake. It may even be said
    • that the action that the ego and astral body bring to bear upon
    • or less withdrawn from the ego and astral body when we are
    • entire organization of the etheric body. Obviously, additional
    • naturally related to the astral body or the ego. But these are
    • the brain and our etheric body are the primary, original ones.
    • into existence with the help of the astral body. This is
    • intimate and important relationship with our etheric body. The
    • relationships with our present astral body, and the ganglionic
    • trunk of the body, ensheathing the spinal cord, etc. But these
    • between the astral body and spinal cord nerves. We may say,
    • obtain between our astral body and the nerves of the spinal
    • and between the astral body and the spinal cord system. This
    • in the ganglionic system and the astral body is so truly in the
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    • where the first potentialities of the physical body were
    • potentiality of our physical body to them, which still
    • potentiality for our physical body.
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    • between the head and the rest of man's organism. His body is
    • corrective in life. In fact, the astral body often works in
    • which one or the other — the etheric body, the astral body, or
    • the physical body and especially the etheric
    • body are primarily coming into development, if we observe the
    • to be stocky and short, or to have a taller body that causes
    • astral body manifests itself in a special way by working back
    • forces, the astral body works back in such a way that it
    • etheric body. The other group, coming more from the astral
    • body, works against these and in part paralyzes them, so that
    • words, we may say that the etheric body works in a formative
    • body, as one's carriage, is derived from the etheric body. The
    • astral body works in a transforming way. Through the interplay
    • we must also consider the physical body. With it, what comes
    • his karma. Even the kind of physical body we have depends upon
    • definitely formed body, but this is not all. Just think how
    • which the physical body is especially developing, forces are
    • places our physical body here, in a sense, and works through
    • therefore, say: Physical body, creative of the life situation;
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    • seven-year periods. We know that, in essence, the physical body
    • the etheric body develops up to puberty, and that the astral
    • body then passes through its development.
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    • minute detail, as it is said, upon the demand of anybody and
    • everybody, to share any small talent that had come into my
    • of his recantation are true, the assertion made by everybody
    • of understanding them. Since it is known to anybody who can
    • and offered themselves and nobody showed pity or indignation.
    • I had to laugh at anybody who wanted to change it.
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    • today, man remembers only his life in the physical body. The
    • to the physical body, bringing diseases and mortality and all
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    • body before it is cast off. But the casting off of this body
    • ego and his astral body; the etheric body passes over into the
    • on earth, the memory of his etheric body continued for a long
    • time. It is this etheric body of the ancestor that was beheld
    • period between death and a new birth, this etheric body comes
    • belong to this nation in his physical body, but a force
    • the human soul and the human body which transcends the portal
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    • (see circle A in diagram 1; body (oval); and the
    • remains you see more or less connected with the body, and
    • other member of the human physical body. Man may count
    • of the thorax, the middle-body splits definitely into two
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    • turned to his body thus (see lilac). It is true I shall have
    • asleep this moves more or less out of the body, as it was
    • or lass within the body. So that actually, perceived with the
    • soul, the aura is in the immediate vicinity of the body. And
    • death comes the physical body falls away, and man withdraws
    • what has projected into the holes in the body. He takes it
    • with the physical body and then they become free. Becoming
    • pushing of the soul-spiritual against the physical body, he
    • man is in the physical body — then look at this aura.
    • as your bodies, but where your body is in space there
    • which form a thick mist. That is why your body appears as a
    • clothed itself with a body that here in this figure I
    • like it, was always made and it was said: look at your body,
    • his own body (that is why the red strokes are isolated).
    • physical body. You have exactly the same diagram, only the
    • only half of the germ plasma goes over into the new body. The
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    • anybody be right in concluding from the necessity — the
    • perplexities of actual life. If somebody thinks therefore,
    • somebody who has lyrical poems he would like to print! ...
    • talking of the aether-body for instance, is that it
    • body; and so with the astral body, that this is
    • body social, and comes to see, how the three systems of the
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    • difficult to understand!” — When anybody says
    • spiritual life upon its own footing. And in reply, somebody
    • ‘business-estates’ of the Body Economic can make
    • the threefolding of the body social, that a sufficiently
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    • into our soul life in this way in the physical body, the part
    • that cannot come from the body. Sometimes it is the right
    • body, but out of the life of the soul.
    • visions, for these ordinary visions come from the body. They
    • his body, but he can never become a scientist of spirit. We are
    • sleep. This making ourselves free of the physical body in
    • sleep, the physical body follows only its own laws, which have
    • the physical body is tired, but because something else takes
    • takes place at the periphery of man's body. Anyone who has seen
    • body starve in order to call up certain ideas. This is wrong.
    • life. The body has to suspend its functions in order that the
    • the life that we lived before entering the body given to us by
    • life that we live here in a physical body is the continuation
    • body at birth or conception.
    • preservation of his body. Our evolution goes beyond this,
    • life here in the body. What have we here that is integrated
    • connection with our body. And what works imaginatively
    • two factors, having nothing to do with the body, are the real
    • the body, which the human being has evolved in the spiritual
    • world before he bears a body, and in which this super-sensible
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    • body, how it can then pursue knowledge independently of the
    • body. Then the soul begins to utilize forces which, it is true,
    • growing and at puberty. The body and the soul then go their own
    • longer participate in what is developing in the body.
    • place in the body until old age. The soul participated in this
    • body in a way that today only happens in our childhood years.
    • life remained dependent on the life of the physical body until
    • participation in the life of the body lasted until the forties.
    • begins to decline in the life of the body after the age of 35,
    • the life of the body at least into their thirties. No one
    • reduced, its final experience of the body is connected with an
    • experience of the body, becomes younger. This means that it
    • because today humanity can only experience what the body
    • soul-spirit in the life of the body. But it does form the
    • experiences the life of the body in our younger years.
    • in the life of the body? At that time it continued until the
    • of the body he was granted a special form of spirituality. We
    • declining development of the body, it evolved a particular
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    • the body in order to think, and our experience brings us a
    • longer in his body.
    • really more bound to the physical organism of the body than the
    • body, so that we are no longer, as in sleep, withdrawn from our
    • body in a state without consciousness — I do not have to
    • we leave the body consciously in such a way that we are able to
    • object. Thus we withdraw consciously from our body and are
    • soul life that is bound to the instrument of the physical body.
    • the gate of death when our body disintegrates is present in the
    • further life on earth. Then we have to seek out another body
    • physical body, is experienced by the soul within itself
    • joined to a physical body, before our previous death and
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    • the books I have mentioned the body of formative forces, or if
    • things, the human etheric body or life body.
    • in addition to the external physical body, with its spatial
    • limits, what I would like to call a time body, which is in
    • This body of formative forces, which is the first element in
    • drawn or painted of the etheric body would be like a flash of
    • and physical processes in his physical body; it has been
    • first super-sensory member of man's nature, the body of
    • formative forces, or etheric body.
    • mobile forming our body from within. This life picture is our
    • inner, etheric, earthly manhood, our body of formative
    • life picture, the body of formative forces — then there
    • is within the body. Time itself is part of the experience, as
    • body into the physical, sensory nature, which clothes it during
    • from these, and also from the physical body.
    • between an eye in which the vitreous body is obscured, or which
    • becomes transparent, as through the transparent, vitreous body
    • within the spiritual after he has made his body in a sense
    • which has become independent of the physical body.
    • with his will, outside his body; and this provides him
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    • of hunger when dealing with the life of the body.
    • this cannot be done without injury to the body. Similarly, any
    • in terms of the physical body just as the working of the forces
    • and body as a memory image is a shadow-like copy of what was
    • a physical body, but that we have a finer, more inward body
    • body, a soul body, it is nevertheless a truth — but a
    • etheric world, out of the super-sensible body. We cannot use
    • this super-sensible body like a physical body, but we know that
    • does not have only a physical body, which provides the basis
    • soul body. Only the terminology for this fine body was
    • different, a body which exists as a fact for the science of
    • fine, noble, soul body from the coarse body ... a soul, which
    • contained within it a picture of the body which they called a
    • man, that bears within its spirit-body all the limbs normally
    • this super-sensible body, just as anthropology leads to the
    • physical qualities and forces of the physical human body.
    • body that is active during our whole life. We are therefore
    • body. Insofar as this contains what persists in the digestion
    • it is the true, inner, invisible body that is
    • henceforth be called `body' which neither persists nor is a
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    • body, soul and spirit, is affected and not the body
    • everybody to remember that we ourselves are the most severe
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    • more and more dependent on the physical body with its
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    • chief beings who dwell on a planetary-cosmic body at a given
    • time, and that cosmic body itself. From the most diverse
    • mass is simply the body for certain Spiritual beings. And
    • would be able to bring the entire Earth into ONE body as it
    • were, one body having a common soul, in which all the
    • soul-element of the Earth, united with one common body of the
    • the physical body, and if that intelligence hypertrophies and
    • then harden in the physical body and when one also gets a
    • nation, no longer wanting to appear within a physical body.
    • voluptuousness will turn the body into a pulp; while
    • into his body. On the other hand, from the East we see the
    • body. We see that in the views of the decadent East; and we
    • but they saw the Stony and Earthy as the body of Divine
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    • that man consists of body and soul. Ant. so it was all
    • other words the threefold division of man's being into body,
    • established that man consists of body and soul, the soul
    • hypotheses” they differentiate only between body and
    • below his body there are animal kingdom, plant kingdom and
    • body — No, it will not be so. For the rest of earthly
    • evolution there will be no upward trend for the human body.
    • The human body has gone beyond its zenith in upward
    • evolution, and as body, filled with physical forces, is
    • formerly he was caused by his body to develop instinctively
    • is a desire merely to develop the physical body nothing comes
    • of confronting a soul. Gifts of the body have come to an end,
    • the body, but rather that he is so gifted by reason of his
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    • man has a spirit within him, but only that he has a body and
    • man, of man as body, soul and spirit; for the Council of
    • Constantinople had laid down that man consists of body and
    • they divided man up, into body and soul this was purely
    • Dogmatism — but as a rule nobody sees the real
    • not recognise that just as from his body downwards exist the
    • his body, with the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms,
    • out of a much older civilisation, man's body was still
    • human body. It has passed the highest point of forward
    • evolution and as a body, filled with the forces which
    • this interest again. As in earlier times through his body and
    • clearly and definitely pointed out. For if, there were nobody
    • developing the body according to some kind of physical
    • body per se, have, as it were ceased, and it would be
    • body has a talent for this or the other, but that through his
    • body and his corporeal “gifts” or
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    • movement made, not in relation to some other heavenly body
    • knowledge of what man and humanity is. Nobody can be trained
    • richer; that is the case with everybody. But with the soul it
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    • his body which thinks, that his brain actually does the
    • that “the Body of man is the Temple of the Gods,”
    • is a kind of pump which drives the blood through the body.
    • that the heart drives the blood into the Body, is rather like
    • through the body; the heart is inserted into and is the
    • dead body merely takes the inner and transfers it to the
    • case it works from within. According to science, nobody knows
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    • conscious of his existence outside the body, in the spiritual
    • obliged to give body to the mental picture, so too is the
    • that in present as our body. The body becomes something new,
    • with everything that has material existence in the body. But
    • complicated processes are taking place within the body. He
    • of the body. With every in-taken breath everything is borne
    • physical body. The soul-and-spirit is closely connected with
    • connected with the body, this particular constitution (which
    • balance between soul and body is labile, (scientific
    • of balance which exists between soul and body.
    • central point of the body coinciding with the line of
    • in the form and configuration of the human body. In ancient
    • structure, is an image of the macrocosm. Hence the body is
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    • of the metaporphosis of the body of the preceding incarnation. The body
    • of the present incarnation, that is to say, the body with the exclusion
    • may say that the head disappears, and the rest of the body is then transformed
    • body of the next incarnation from the Earth. The head disappears,
    • of the rest of the body too also disappear, but the physical substance
    • The forces are the reality. The forces contained in the body
    • in our head, the forces that were connected with our body in the previous
    • body transformed in such a way that they can become a head in the next
    • incarnation? At the outset it is difficult to conceive of the body being
    • death—that is to say, the forces underlying the body in this incarnation,
    • birth. The knowledge we acquire serves to make it possible for the body
    • body into the head of the next incarnation. And the most learned would
    • they would return with a head produced from a body that had undergone
    • of the transformation of our present body into the head of the next
    • the teachings of Spiritual Science, nor of making them into a body of
    • the forces connected with the head is preserved in order that our body
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    • conscious of the external world through his body. The sense
    • body is primarily the instrument of the Spiritual-Soul, and
    • it is also the sense body through which man arrives at
    • sense-body of man must be preserved. It if were not preserved
    • characteristics still hidden in the body are conquered, the
    • physical body, etheric body and astral body remained with
    • just as the physical body of a human being falls away. One
    • round the Christ and may be compared with the astral body of
    • astral body for the Christ-Ego-impulse by all the moral
    • etheric body for Christ through our deeds of love, and
    • which corresponds to the physical body of man. When the earth
    • Christ-impulse. It shall then be enveloped by an astral body
    • enveloped by something which is like an etheric body which is
    • it like a physical body, formed through the deeds of
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    • body; and because he knew this, because he was sure — if
    • outside the physical body as a mere human shadow-life and
    • of higher worlds that He incarnate in an earthly body and pass
    • Golgotha, and then in a spirit body, like the ancient teachers
    • following weak, stammering words: The human body has
    • separate from it. The other material parts of the body
    • substances of the body. But the human being must be able to
    • physical body until the Mystery of Golgotha occurred, but
    • the destiny of the body; that is, been enmeshed in the
    • dissolution of the body into the elements of the earth. Had
    • forces, the human soul would unite itself with the human body
    • itself with all the molecules of the body which unite
    • themselves with the earth after the body's destruction by fire
    • soul is able to emerge from the individual human body, so the
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    • human body. A spiritual being who descends thus into a human
    • body in order to intervene in evolution as a human being,
    • he subjects himself, for he enters into a physical body for the
    • body just once, or several times in succession; and he is then
    • for three years in a body of flesh, and Who since that time has
    • receiving a quite specially prepared etheric body. We know that
    • his individuality his etheric or life body, with the other
    • etheric body must be prepared which is the model etheric body
    • we have in such a tribal progenitor a typical etheric body, a
    • model etheric body; and then through blood relationship
    • same tribe are copies of the etheric body of the ancestor. Thus
    • something like a copy of Shem's etheric body. Now by what means
    • closely, we find that his etheric body received its archetypal
    • form because into this very etheric body an Avatar had woven
    • descended into his etheric body. This being was not
    • united with Shem's astral body nor with his ego, but was woven,
    • as it were, into his etheric body alone. In this very example
    • should have an Avatar-being woven into his body? It means that
    • whenever an Avatar-being is woven into a fleshly human body,
    • interwoven with Shem's etheric body that it became possible for
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    • body, in our physical tasks. These depend on the will. After
    • has been felt in the physical body, and now one begins to feel
    • time-body, the head is free: you have a human being in the
    • this is only the physical body that evaporates in space.
    • in ordinary life, we are in that we carry a space-body
    • with us, a fleshly space-body. Then we experience what I would
    • call a time-body. One can also call this an etheric or formative
    • forces body, as I have done in my books.
    • human being who carries within himself this time-body; this is
    • not just something that the space-body has conjured out of
    • space-body ever since we have been on earth as human beings.
    • For we recognize that the powers that lie in this space-body
    • And in settling into this time-body of the
    • feels that he really is in his etheric body, in his time-body
    • very real: if I cut off a finger of my body then it is no
    • time-body, you have a clear awareness: as a human being within
    • actually owing to the physical space-body that the human being
    • was before he descended to take on the physical body that had
    • You must pull it out of your physical body,
    • pull it out even from the time-body. And then it fades so to
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    • after death when a person has laid aside the body. Every
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    • the body. Humans and the higher animals must of necessity
    • and finally build up and sustain the body by means of the
    • the body is not unlike a second person who, in relation to
    • being. In fact, behind the physical body there are several
    • beings have the physical body in common with the so-called
    • life body, or ether body. What is here understood by ether is
    • not that of which natural science speaks. The life body or
    • ether body is not something speculative or thought out, but
    • The ether body
    • of life. Do not for a moment imagine that the life body is
    • ether body, and will no longer speak of “limits of
    • second member of a person's being is the ether body, which
    • third member is the astral body. This name, as well as being
    • that they have no inkling as to why the astral body is so
    • named. In humans and animals, the astral body bestows on
    • sensation. The inwardly felt has its seat in the astral body.
    • consist of physical body, ether or life body, and astral
    • body.
    • being consists of physical body, ether body, astral body and
    • crystallized into the form of a person's physical body. When
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    • body. At this point the onlooker not only experiences
    • in plan only his first member: the physical body. We know it
    • life by the so-called ether or life body. This ether body is
    • developed. The ether body is the second member of our being
    • the astral body, is the bearer of pleasure and pain, cravings
    • and passions; animals also possess an astral body. In the
    • that of physical body, ether body, astral body and
    • to be the last to emerge from the physical body, that is,
    • body, the bearer of pleasure and pain, cravings and passions,
    • physical body and the ether body into existence, and when
    • body, ether body and astral body, and also of the three
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    • task once the soul becomes free of the body? Here we touch on
    • spiritualized, and no longer needs a physical body, he will
    • heart and brain. The astral body most certainly is not at a
    • attacks the wise form of the heart. The astral body will need
    • body, though it will do so in the course of evolution. The
    • physical body has gone through a corresponding development;
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    • sense of clairvoyant sight. This reveals the ether body as
    • the physical body. It has nothing to do with physical ether,
    • The ether body
    • is the architect of the physical body. The latter has
    • crystallized out of the ether body much as ice crystallizes
    • evolved out of the ether body. Human being's have this member
    • ether body coincides with the physical body except for the
    • animals the ether body extends far beyond the physical. For
    • about this description of the ether body, just as it is not
    • member of a person's being, the astral body, is the bearer of
    • the astral body. Like the ether body, it becomes visible when
    • the higher senses are developed. The astral body permeates
    • substances of which the physical body is composed connect it
    • with the whole earth; in like manner is the astral body
    • physical body is related to the mineral kingdom, the ether
    • body to the vegetable kingdom and the astral body to the
    • nature. Just as the physical body while still at the
    • the ether body, as did the physical covering at physical
    • birth. That means that the ether body is born and becomes
    • child is born for a second time when the ether body is born.
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    • deeds dwells in a body, then that body is of necessity
    • immortal body.” The two go together: self-conscious
    • body. This is what in the Bible is termed “sin,”
    • physical body; second, the ether or life body; third, the
    • astral body; and fourth, the “I,” or the center
    • substances of the physical body are the same as those found
    • body, which we have in common with the vegetable kingdom,
    • life. The astral body, which we have in common with the
    • up to a point; in certain areas it is mainly the ether body
    • that is at work, in others the astral body, and in yet others
    • physical principle, but also by the ether or life body.
    • body is the creator of the whole nervous system, right up to
    • period, the physical principle works on the physical body,
    • the physical body; after puberty it is mainly the forces of
    • the astral body that are at work. Thus, we must think of the
    • human embryo being enveloped by the maternal body up to the
    • moment of birth; at that point the maternal body is, as it
    • time about the seventh year, for the ether body is born and
    • the physical body at its birth. The maternal body acts
    • human ether body. At about the seventh year they are pushed
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • is born, only the physical body is ready to receive
    • change of teeth is the ether body born, the astral body not
    • until puberty is reached. The faculties of the ether body,
    • physical birth by the material body. The educator must during
    • protection of the maternal body. Not until a certain stage of
    • time, having descended into a physical body, a person begins
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • members, especially on the astral body, ennobling and
    • body, particularly through higher impulses, especially of an
    • artistic nature. Under this influence the astral body divides
    • This occurs also in the ether body, and gradually the
    • works on the physical body, but unconsciously. Only when a
    • astral body and the “I” separate from the
    • physical body, and all cravings and sensations sink into dark
    • bed. At death the ether or life body too separates from the
    • physical body, and in the hours that follow, while the human
    • being is still connected with the ether body, there passes,
    • past life. This lasts until the ether body also separates
    • the substance of the ether body separates from the person.
    • remains with the astral body and the “I.” These
    • everything within the astral body that still clings to earthy
    • also applies to the physical body, but only to a very slight
    • crystal could also build the human body, though it would be
    • ether body; third, the nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
    • built by the astral body; fourth, the blood circulation, of
    • System     Astral Body
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IX: Wisdom and Health
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    • physical body, ether body, astral body and the
    • the astral body of which it becomes a part, whereas
    • imaginative knowledge reaches the ether or life body, filling
    • man's ether body and produced the pain.
    • the astral body and introduces a pictorial content directly
    • into the ether body, but this is an abnormal process. The
    • body. If they are derived from the spiritual world they have
    • astral body, together with the “I,” separates
    • body imprints health-giving pictures into the ether body.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • an etheric body; only the astral body and what we call
    • ether body as an inner architect. The ether body holds
    • falling apart. But at death it leaves the physical body,
    • body, the bearer of pleasure and pain, cravings and
    • sentiments, that leaves, whereas in death the ether body also
    • leaves and remains with the astral body and the
    • time when the ether body withdraws and disperses into the
    • general world ether. However, something of the ether body
    • physical body, which is of course not something that can be
    • remains with the ether body; it is what gives the physical
    • body its human form.
    • body has dissolved, the astral body still remains. An
    • lower enjoyment clings to the astral body. The physical body
    • instrument that enables the astral body to obtain enjoyment.
    • Take the case of a gourmet. It is not the physical body that
    • enjoys the food, but the astral body that uses the physical
    • body as a tool to enjoy it. The craving remains after the
    • physical body is laid aside, but now the tool for obtaining
    • astral body's existence after death, comparable to someone
    • now felt by the astral body as burning thirst, not because
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • a little more detail. Oxygen enters the human body; carbon
    • body leads eventually to a specific goal. At some time in the
    • plant he will build up his own body.
    • more and more transform the substance of his present body
    • into the ideal of a plant body, which will be the bearer of a
    • human body into carbon. Thus, what the plant does
    • today — it builds its body from carbon — human beings
    • carbon that will be a person's future body. A great mystery
    • regard to building up the human body in the future? They will
    • diamonds consist of — and from it build their body. Human
    • human body itself is the retort, transformed in the way
    • the body, and investigate not only what pertains to the body,
    • learns to sink meditatively into every part of his body,
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • our being, our spirituality. What builds our body comes from
    • Just as it is true that our body is, as it were, a drop from
    • expressed characteristics of the astral body. If a person had
    • characteristics of the ether body. If it was to express
    • characteristics of the physical body. In ancient times, names
    • being: physical body, ether body, astral body and
    • about Hirn a physical body, a being in whom the spirit is the
    • physical body and developed it further. In the Bible this
  • Title: An Impulse for the Future
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    • self-evident because nobody informed anything. It is self-evident
    • one's hand and their penetration in one's etheric body. This grasp in
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    • our body with our Ego and our soul, in an environment, which
    • body and into its metabolic organs. We should not think that
    • and the soul permeate the physical and the etheric body. Now
    • Ego and the astral body just there, beside them. Instead, they
    • body only as far as the head is concerned.
    • processes in the etheric body and in the physical body. Yet
    • of the gods in his body, while he was asleep.
    • into his body, instead of being taken up by his
    • body and prematurely age his organism.
    • though he does not carry his body about with him) connected
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    • astral body, the etheric body and the physical body are
    • fulfilled all his great deeds within the body of Jesus.
    • there existed in the cosmic spaces a heavenly body, Saturn.
    • began to shape the Subsequent form of the human body. In the
    • consisted of physical body, etheric body, astral body and
    • Into the physical, etheric and astral body of Jesus of
    • earth in this form. He entered the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • Spirit of the Earth, and the Earth is His Body. Everything that
    • indicated the bread and said: “This is my Body.” And of the
    • about upon his body. That is why he told his disciples after
    • literally, in the meaning that the earth is the body of Christ
    • consciousness which made his body lie inert in a kind of deep
    • initiate woke up again and returned into his body, so that he
    • ‘This is my Body, This is my Blood,’
    • body; this body had to die, it had to be killed and its blood
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    • our astral body are within our physical body. I have already
    • Ego and the astral body are, as it were, outside the head, they
    • of the Sentient Body. This leads us to the year 5000
    • sentient body, the so-called astral body.
    • body as an instrument of perception. This brought us to the
    • lectures), for we use above all our physical body. But a time
    • will come when we shall not only use the physical body, but
    • also the etheric body, even as we once used our astral body,
    • during the epoch of human development when the astral body
    • body. Even as at the end of the year the plants' consciousness
    • of years ago our soul passed through our astral body, through
    • the consciousness pertaining to our astral body. At that time,
    • astral body were one. This leads us back thousands of years, to
    • the astral consciousness. of our body.
    • consciousness of our body, our limited human consciousness,
    • soul united with the astral body.
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    • one side ego and astral body, so to speak, hold together, and on the
    • living, all that is liquid in the human body is living. And in this
    • in the human astral body (red). And this (yellow) is what arises through
    • — and the astral body and then from inside the physical and etheric
    • body — the physical born from the mineral parts of human nature
    • and the etheric body on the liquid parts of the human body.
    • way in the ego and astral body and those which come to meet these as
    • physical and etheric bodies but as physical body in the mineral constituents
    • and as etheric body on the waves of the living liquid.
    • in the human organism the etheric body — I would like to say —
    • under the impulse of the physical body and on the waves of the living
    • water, meets the astral body with all that which outer impressions are
    • only a dead body. This human head is a marvelous creation (Gebilde).
    • with the etheric body comes to meet the plastic formative forces, dissolves
    • you, or what one reads is, at first, in the ego and the astral body
    • a firm shape, the matter remains in the astral body. Now one is asleep,
    • the next night. There it goes out with the astral body and the ego.
    • in the astral body, and perhaps makes, an impression into the ether
    • body; but one does not forget really after one day, not after the second
    • through by inner body warmth, what then meets with that which comes
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    • these substances present in the body of the animal. Also, all what the
    • by being, for example subjected to the etheric body of the plants, by
    • being subjected to the astral body of the animal etc. Consequently it
    • of by our own etheric body, so that it can be revived again. Life of
    • that they are taken up by our own etheric body. But now they would have
    • and then we would have to begin to be angels, because our ether body
    • our ether body. But then we would be just an ether body and in the ether
    • body the food would then dissipate. We would be able to be earthly
    • the ether body as foodstuffs oxygen of the air is taken up. Therefore,
    • in our ether body. Oxygen is that kind of substance which brings into
    • the ether body and fly around on earth as such angels. But since the
    • that what is taken up by our ether body and is saturated by oxygen,
    • astral body. So far, it was not taken up by the astral body, only by
    • the ether body. Now an activity has to be developed that everything
    • the astral body through the activity of the kidney system which extends
    • body can cooperate in the further configuration of all that, what is
    • in there the forces of,the astral body are working. This is then something
    • in its inner nature right into the effective forces of the astral body,
    • the astral body of the human organism. These processes, as I have described
    • lymph and being revived, they can be taken up by the ether body; so
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    • we did not look to the physical human body. One did not think of that
    • body of man. One did not pay attention to the physical body; instead
    • one was healing altogether in relation to the etheric body.
    • One gave then as medication something that brought his ether-body into
    • If this is a man (diagram 2, red), then this will be his ether body.
    • He became ill of pneumonia because his ether body in the region of the
    • through this treatment to place the whole ether body into the right
    • always was asking: what does one have to do regarding the ether body?
    • picture of the human ether body. One did not only see the physical human
    • body in those old times, but one saw the physical human body luminous,
    • one saw the ether body. Man was a being of light, and as one judges
    • by his ether body, by the color, if it became red, or blue or green.
    • of the ether body.
    • taken to mean the ether body and blood, those vibrations which
    • the astral body effects in the ether body, and so on, So these after-effects
    • at the physical body.
    • not know anything at all any more of the human ether body, not even
    • more and more only at the physical body of man. The older physical medicine
    • at least, of the earlier healing through the ether body. One really
    • begin to observe more and more merely the physical human body and cease
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • long as he lived. After his death nobody could wind it, and
    • into such disorder that nobody could ever put it right
    • clock. There is no trace of egotism in it, though anybody can
    • outlook, to stop short at the physical body when contemplating
    • science will stop short at the physical body nowadays,
    • is what exists.” He does not go beyond the physical body
    • to the etheric body. And if he is a thoroughly pig-headed
    • saying there is a finer, etheric body underlying the dense
    • physical body. Yet you know how well-founded the view is that
    • among the members of the human being the etheric body is the
    • one most closely associated with the physical body, and in the
    • must not just speak of the human physical body but also of the
    • human etheric body, and so on.
    • Human beings have an etheric body, which we have often also
    • called an elemental body. Outside in nature, in external
    • with a physical and an etheric body, and physical processes
    • physical as to say that a human being has a physical body only,
    • when we ought to be saying that he also has an etheric body.
    • is analogous to the human etheric body. Behind every external
    • of all that happens to him, and that the astral body knows a
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture II: The Legend of the Prague Clock
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    • etheric body within our physical body, there is also a
    • can now say that everybody bears his past within him, and this
    • physical one. As sure as our physical body has an etheric body
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • that everybody rejects him and his poem written in a
    • drawn your attention to the fact that our etheric body takes
    • quite a different course from the physical body. Our physical
    • body, as I once told you, is young to begin with. It then
    • body does the opposite. Whereas we say we grow older when
    • speaking of the physical body, we ought really to say we grow
    • younger as regards the etheric body. If we want to use the
    • etheric body, it is actually old when we are born, for it
    • normal old age, and die, our etheric body has become so
    • older, the etheric body grows younger. It gets younger and
    • happen with the etheric body, such as those I have told you
    • body or in general as a being on the physical plane, he is then
    • freest in his etheric body, and the latter is then left
    • entirely to itself. Whenever the etheric body is enmeshed
    • left to his own freedom. Thus, where the physical body is
    • subject to necessity, the etheric body has a corresponding
    • degree of freedom, and where the etheric body is subject to
    • necessity, the physical body has a certain amount of
    • if we are to involve our inner being, our etheric body, in
    • is ready for spiritual science ought to take it up. Nobody is
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    • of four members: the physical body, the etheric body, the
    • astral body and the I. If we confine ourselves to what
    • have in the first place the physical body. We know our
    • physical body for the very reason that we can obviously
    • agree with us that the physical body exists. Therefore, in the
    • physical world this physical body can be perceived from
    • we usually call the etheric body. It escapes ordinary physical
    • observation. The astral body also escapes ordinary
    • the astral body are inaccessible on the physical plane,
    • physical body or any other physical object. It cannot be
    • the resistance of our physical body. We know, don't we, that
    • our physical body. (Our astral body also does so, but for the
    • of our I reflected back from our physical body. Thus
    • physical body again. So it must have continued to exist.
    • our body. This impact is just like looking into the mirror and
    • seeing our physical body. Thus we see our own I as
    • an expression of will through its effect on the body. This
    • physical body and our I. We know of our physical body
    • will. Everything else underlying the physical body cannot
    • how the physical body has developed and what it is composed of.
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    • being is divided into physical body, etheric body, astral
    • body, sentient soul, intellectual soul, consciousness soul,
    • seventh year, to the change of teeth, the physical body comes
    • etheric body, then the sentient-body, then from the
    • his physical body, then in the way the child behaves you will
    • body.” And if you look at an old man with his gray hair
    • body. Observing the old man, you will gradually get an idea
    • that they are extending a part of their etheric body. But
    • their etheric body in uttering “I” by watching
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • that bit of space in the etheric body where the shadow is formed. This
    • the narrow connection with life in the body. It is only through this
    • life and organisation of the body. The bodily organisation in the animal
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    • we sleep we leave the physical body and the etheric body lying in the
    • bed whereas with the Ego and the astral body we fly out, if I can put
    • our body when asleep, we are poured out into the surrounding cosmos.
    • In sleep, with our ego and astral body we are outside the physical body—no,
    • we should bear in mind that our body is tremendously rich between going
    • with the instrument of the physical body. In actual fact a tremendously
    • intense experience takes place in ego and astral body within the world
    • and astral body force ourselves—if I may express it thus—through
    • physical body and its organs. The life during the state of sleep is
    • and plunge down into our physical body and etheric body. We are still
    • connected through our ego and astral body with the world surrounding
    • Our body, that is to say, has a certain characteristic where these experiences
    • are concerned. It may be said to weaken these experiences. Our body
    • world; we perceive only what has been weakened by our body and not our
    • of our environment through our body—and this is a very pertinent
    • to an occult reality—our body or the experiences of our body are
    • we experience through the organs of our body. What we experience in
    • we experience through the organs of our body has of this strength only
    • softened down form from our body and its organs, because we should be
    • you need not twist round what I say. Nobody can come to spiritual experience
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    • the body of Christ. In this ritualistic action the true Catholic who
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    • the tools of our body, and for us this perception of the Higher
    • our physical eyes. Their major mass is the astral body.
    • astral body, that they are perceptible to whoever has opened
    • bright body on the astral plane and a colour or a bright body
    • and which are integrated in the outer limited body, stream and
    • world working in us; this is our own astral body. This is the
    • and death we can definitely see the essential astral body
    • astral bodies are embedded. A kind of egg shape is this body,
    • The astral body only appears in a kind of firm, steady form as
    • long as it is contained within the physical body. As long as
    • the astral body withdraws, it begins to adapt itself to the
    • soul body. Then you can see how a human being, who lives with
    • the day. In general the form of the astral body is steady at
    • very strongly through the night, and the astral body retains
    • relinquish our physical body, as well as push away that part of
    • our etheric body which is to be given up, then the astral body
    • body completely matches its form and image to the soul life,
    • hence a person who has lost a body which had been filled with
    • body. It can go so far that people who are totally taken with
    • of the body which appear after falling asleep, the astral body
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    • physical body, which comprises the ether and astral body, and
    • astral and I-bearer and the latter two are outside the body. We
    • we, come to understand that which lives in the physical body
    • “I” is served by the organs of the ether-body, the
    • life-body — the composition of this fine organism with
    • penetrate the physical body and continuously fight against the
    • physical body's disintegration. Similarly, when it dives down
    • etheric body. Nothing is added into our examination according
    • added to the consideration. The ether body links to something
    • incorporated into a physical body. Seen from outside in a
    • superficial manner, the ether body presents something
    • ether body, to our common bond with this or that race. We need
    • our human body is surrounded by an aura, embedded in this
    • case is not large and not wide around the physical body. The
    • body. We become spiritually larger within, through spreading
    • self-contemplation, what we express in our astral body
    • astral body is lifted during dreamless sleep out of the
    • astral body being separated from the physical and ether bodies.
    • characteristics in the astral body? Something is expressed from
    • Knowledge, as expressed in the ether body, we find when we
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  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture II: Bau Lecture II
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    • embody the spiritual revelation of the coming 6th post-Atlantean period
    • viewed physiologically, from the point of view of the physical body.
    • that which one sees more when the etheric body is observed than when
    • one observes the physical body. Hence also, the strongly-marked asymmetry
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    • descends from the Ego to the astral body more deeply into
    • descending lower still, from the astral body to the dense,
    • more material etheric body; and he writes:
    • what dwells in the etheric body.)
    • physical body through which the external deed is
    • Thought..................Astral Body
    • Force......................Etheric Body
    • Deed.......................Physical Body
    • spoken — the ego, the astral body, the etheric body,
    • and the physical body are working together in him, through
    • by hunger. Throw hire the body of the King that he may
    • nothing more of him to consume, Then our body is ready to
    • outside the body, for it opens all the nerves end pores
    • from nature men strove to stimulate the body, that is, to
    • finally distributed, is contained in a cubic body the length
    • force alienating the whole body of the earth lies within the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • therefore, that his soul has been snatched out of his body,
    • naturally the physical body of those who make this journey
    • separation of the astral body and ego is brought about. In
    • Helmont, by rubbing certain chemicals into parts of the body,
    • body has happened to van Helmont. But this kind of thing is
    • clear that when a man leaves his body he will meet with other
    • physical life. Faust has to go back into his physical body.
    • into his physical body, that is, while he is not physically
    • his astral body, certain inclinations and affinities
    • entirely separated from his body, but only temporarily
    • outside it. When a man is outside his physical body, as Faust
    • out of the body. Mephistopheles indeed has no physical body,
    • physical body; Will-o'-the-wisps are elemental beings who
    • body. All this that proceeds in the alternated song shows
    • is outside the body. It is a real relation then between
    • his body, would take him right into Evil. Faust wants
    • Huckster-witch, naturally also outside her body. She arrives
    • body, and how a part of the etheric body too must be lifted
    • circumstances. Part of Faust's etheric body has gone out; and
    • because a man's etheric body, as I have often told you
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    • as far as I'm concerned nobody need believe. But it is well
    • no body — mark that, please. Paracelsus expressly says
    • that it has nobody, but faculties similar to those of the
    • to produce a being that, without a physical body, develop the
    • physical body but a favorable moment originates from physical
    • of nature, and now take into himself the physical body unites
    • body for an abstract concept of a soul floating in
    • undergone a transformation, a metamorphosis, from the body of
    • body? Or how can it understand the following, for example.
    • man has his physical body, his etheric body, his astral body
    • and his ego. The animal has its physical body, etheric body
    • and astral body. Let us look at the animal. It is interesting
    • withdrawn entirely into the etheric body. What then is its
    • body. It lies there and watches itself digesting and this
    • of the body are inwardly visible to her. The animal looks on
    • The astral is living in what the etheric body reflects of the
    • this astral body perceives in the etheric body of the cow
    • having an ego, the astral body is torn by it from that
    • intimate union with the etheric body existing, for example,
    • in the cow. Astral body and etheric body are torn asunder.
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    • body, but its forces, its impulses, the Moon with its forces
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    • separated from his body. Yet there now follows the Scene
    • nothing left of him but the outer physical body. Now there
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    • that world in our physical body, we could not breathe in that
    • asleep and waking. With our physical body we could not
    • man may take his physical body into this world, for he could
    • them into my soul, embody them into the scene of
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    • etheric body. And they become overdone, all these theories
    • indeed a caricature of the human etheric body and also of the
    • astral body, thereby having a disturbing effect on man's life
    • demanded for itself by the etheric body. This is exactly what
    • the etheric body was nipped and tweaked. This did not happen
    • etheric body was nipped and tweaked. And neither theory nor
    • him when in his physical body. Now when, after a few days, he
    • is parted from his etheric body, he looks back upon it; and
    • it is important that this etheric body should have been so
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    • human soul and spirit when free of the body.
    • of the body. Goethe really wishes to show that it is possible
    • too out of the body to gain knowledge, decisive knowledge,
    • nature of the sojourn of soul and spirit outside the body.
    • say that Goethe thinks that, when a man leaves the body in
    • when outside the body with his soul and spirit, in highly
    • power to release the soul and spirit from the body was
    • felt as freeing one from the body.
    • the body, a conception of the kind that would be attained
    • consciously, outside the body, is then experienced in
    • man experiences when, free of his body, he is united with the
    • of Homunculus, is separated from the body and transferred to
    • of Samothrace, grasped in a state free of the body, perhaps
    • and spirit, leaves the body. This is what he told
    • this, one should betake oneself outside the body to a demonic
    • leaving the body. And, we ask, does he know at all how
    • physical body, has developed on the physical plane to a very
    • in the physical body. Read, for instance, what is given
    • prepared for it. He becomes spiritual as the body falls into
    • decay, as the body becomes dry and sclerotic the spirit
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    • knowledge based on investigation pursued, outside the body,
    • body. Hence, true Spiritual Science, true Anthroposophy,
    • a change through his leaving the body, will then behave
    • outside his body, becomes able to perceive what is around
    • its separation from the body. Connection with the outside
    • instrument, the body. The more sensitive sea-faring folk
    • forms, then my soul frees itself from the body, and I see
    • body in Imaginations. Unless the abstract idea of Homunculus
    • fertilised by knowledge gained outside the physical body.
    • this idea, seen from outside the physical body, is planted
    • permeate the human body. What today is my head has its form
    • through the metamorphosis of the rest of the body of the
    • previous incarnation; and what is my present body will be,
    • the world man inters on leaving his physical body. In that
    • must live out in the body. I told you yesterday that the
    • take possession of our body, and are in the physical world of
    • physical reality of the body. That is an external process in
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    • his life between birth and death in the physical body. I
    • the physical body, between birth and death, we have not only
    • physical body he still only goes a certain distance towards
    • part of your body. Were that alone to form the head, were it
    • upward from the body, the other coming to meet it from the
    • were it left to the human body alone, out of itself, to
    • existence, is given us as our physical body. Every evening we
    • our physical body. Then we can feel how, coming in from
    • the higher hierarchies, just as here the physical body comes
    • to bring deep down into our physical body; then we should be
    • able to understand what this human body is. But alas
    • the life of the body is aroused instead of cosmic life
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    • were not part of it with our own body, or if we could not
    • attribute a special value to it. Therefore nobody should
    • one's own body, one feels, one feels it sometimes painfully
    • symbols about my own body and its processes, I cannot be in my
    • body, for then I would not experience it. Therefore I must be
    • outside my body in such a case. The picture in any case shows
    • the body. And furthermore they argued: When I dream in any,
    • is separated from the physical body. For firstly man cannot be
    • united with his body if the occurrences of the body, even
    • must then be outside his body. But again, we must also be
    • outside our body, when we have the first kind of dreams, and in
    • kind. That means we must actually be outside our physical body
    • are outside the body: that, which the dream is showing us
    • interior. How can we, when sleeping we are outside our body, be
    • the same which we are in the interior of our physical body? So
    • our body, but that does not assert itself. We are initially not
    • rightly deduced that we are outside our body when we dream, but
    • outside our body, that is not the case, although they believed
    • formerly experienced within the body, and our own body in
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    • as is imagined under the concept of the astral body. Osiris
    • astral body, so the human astral being was thus represented as
    • removed from that which also lives in the human astral body,
    • astral body. What is this called? Just think how one of the
    • have emphasized: out of the physical body the image was taken
    • in ancient India, out of the ether body in the Persian culture,
    • out of the astral body with the Egyptians. Those all stand
    • taken and called divine. We know that the physical body was
    • formed from mineral nature, the ether body from the etheric in
    • nature, and the astral body from that realm where the animal
    • astral body is also formed. From all which exits in the members
    • corrupt your body. - Thus the necessity for the correct thought
    • body. Errors about the ruler of the highest divine in you
    • produce sickliness in the body to the fullest degree. It is
    • further saying: In a beautiful body lives a beautiful soul. -
    • I take good care of my body, then I will have a beautiful soul.
    • creator for the sheath of a healthy, vigorous body. The body
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    • easily say: If I cut the physical body of a person then I cause
    • courses through the human body. We learn to transform these
    • about the astral body and the ego (Ich) leaving the physical
    • and ether bodies — you know, when the astral body and ego
    • But we have to consider the activity of such a heavenly body on
    • body floating in space but the sun is inhabited by spiritual
    • body of the earth. The astral body of the earth changed through
    • Christ-Soul felt itself uniting with the body of the earth.
    • become a worthy body for the Christ-Spirit and while the earth
    • the body of Christ! How meaningful this becomes with reference
    • to the words: “This is my body” and that which
    • will see that this earthly body is bound to spiritual beings of
    • spirit. The earthly body, which is a living being, would become
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    • composes the physical body — when, as I have said, so
    • underwent a change. This physical body, which serves plants and
    • himself, and try to reconstruct the body, and then judge
    • the physical group of the active members of the body. With
    • regard to this sleeping body, we need not say, ‘We cannot know’
    • sense-organs of the body, the eyes and ears, have been
    • — life is there. That which left the body when
    • trace back the organism of the physical body into the dim
    • “soul-ancestor” just as the body has its physical
    • ancestral soul labour at constructing the body of the human
    • its body to the same extent?” The reason for its not
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    • death the etheric body of man expands. Man looks back upon his
    • etheric body slowly increasing in magnitude. He sees how his
    • be torn out of one's body. At that time it was not so. At that
    • long as a man is living in the body he should follow up his
    • — for instance that man has a physical body, an etheric
    • body and an astral body — will only be grasped with the
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    • way. But the human physical body has already received its form, its
    • We have thus considered the form of man's physical body, the
    • life-stages of his ether-body. We can now proceed to consider
    • different. What is it that our physical and our ether-body provide for
    • going to sleep until that of waking, the Ego and astral body are
    • outside the physical body and the ether-body. Now it may be of very
    • and the astral body pass through from the time of falling asleep to
    • astral body.
    • If, living in our astral body during sleep, we were suddenly to wake
    • senses, and the senses pass away with the body. In like manner, the
    • its realm is the ether-body. This ether-body only remains with us for
    • Earth, to make proper use of his body; a man who has not brought such
    • belongs to the higher Hierarchies just as the physical body and
    • ether-body of man belong to the physical and etheric worlds.
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    • the nature and destiny of man. We heard that the human physical body
    • and ether-body are not connected merely with the external world
    • the kind of knowledge which you develop in your spiritual body,
    • upon the particular constitution of the body.
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    • present were talking amongst themselves about this, somebody
    • revered more than anybody, not only among his contemporaries but in
    • and nobody supposed it to be anything but a work by Immanuel Kant
    • and in correspondence too he could be cutting towards anybody,
    • water. Anybody who knows the intimate family affection in Fichte's
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    • itself. He felt as a soul would feel if its body, which is its
    • of one body were in conflict, the heart with the head, the left hand
    • battle as a battle against its own body, when, in the moment he
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    • body must not suffer a like upheaval. That is the essential thing. We
    • your ranks and in those of the enemy is but the outer physical body.
    • there they are but slaying the outer body, they are not killing the
    • life. He sees alternating conditions. He realizes how his body, so
    • consciousness. He feels his going out from the body and returning
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    • able to go out of our body at night and still retain something that
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    • does not enter this world with his physical body. He has no need to
    • needs the light as in the physical world his body needs the air. In
    • side by side. In the body of the Solomon child lived the soul of
    • over into the other Jesus child and lived in that body until its
    • Zarathustra's soul went on living in the body that until its twelfth
    • thirtieth year onward, there lived in this body the Being Whom we
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    • them what is not bound to the physical body. They revered their
    • self-conscious soul, which is not bound to the physical body and
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    • the sleeping human body the physical evidence of man's transcending
    • incarnation takes place. This soul actually incarnated in the body of
    • body but is nevertheless a human soul, having been one in the ancient
    • the Krishna impulse signifies incarnated in the body of the Luke
    • becomes sexually mature. But the body of this child that had
    • hard work and special striving, passed over into the body of the Luke
    • Jesus child, and from then on dwelt in that body.
    • wonderful mystery. We see how into the body of the Luke Jesus child
    • hold sway in the human body only until the twelfth year of its life.
    • active beneath the surface of life in this special body after the
    • in Jordan, there comes toward this special human body what now
    • Christ now comes toward the physical body from the other side. In the
    • body that stands before us there, we have in concrete form what
    • to the body that contains what, through another impulse, has brought
    • own accord, adding itself to the main body of this piece of knowledge
    • everybody, but I do regard it as my own personal task to say nothing
    • event when the whole inwardness of humanity lived in a human body;
    • course of earthly life took possession of this body; then from
    • outside there came into this body during three years of its life
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    • “Here is a lion,” nobody would attempt to correct him by
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    • physical body is an instrument. All that a man goes through in his
    • instrumentality of the body, and all this ceases. A condition from
    • body. This is not a condition reached in ordinary dreams. The dream is
    • when a man confronts his physical body, whose hands he can move during
    • though his whole physical body were petrified, as though it were
    • then comes when he knows that there are eyes in this physical body,
    • eyes, for they belong to the physical body and he has long left this
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    • the higher members of his being (astral body and ego) man belongs not
    • independent of the physical body in ordinary life, i.e. in sleep, it
    • organism, the ego and the astral body, must be worked upon and
    • his physical body from birth to death and how — as has often been
    • towards the human organism forsaken by its ego and astral body. And
    • But what is man when as physical and etheric body he lies asleep, with
    • his astral body and his ego outside? His physical and etheric bodies
    • then have the value of the plant. A physical and an etheric body are
    • the sleeping man, who also consists of physical body and etheric body,
    • and has the value of a plant in relation to his ego and astral body,
    • is outside the physical body and etheric body of the plant.
    • about the independence of the ego and astral body from the etheric and
    • physical body and the etheric body into a kind of plant by passing out
    • physical and this etheric body of the plants belong to me, for they
    • physical and etheric body — so does a man learn of necessity to
    • the plant, so does he learn to speak of his astral body as the Moon,
    • inner connection of the ego and the astral body with the Cosmos.
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    • body and ego are brought into being is veiled in secrecy. The
    • how the astral body and the ego are born out of the Cosmos, how they
    • physical body and the etheric body arise out of the forces of the
    • how the astral body and the ego of man are brought into being. In
    • the astral body and ego. Thus the feeling grows: What you are in your
    • working of Ahura Mazdao on the physical body and the etheric body, and
    • which play into the physical body; saw how the forces which the Sun is
    • work on your physical body and your etheric body. But now you are
    • body.” It is a significant experience that occurs at this point,
    • who build up the physical body and the etheric body, when he had stood
    • etheric body after passing through the life between death and a new
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    • sleep as physical and etheric body — here we have to do with the
    • incarnations, the ego and the astral body.
    • the astral body which expressed themselves for the seer in pictures of
    • astral body from his physical and etheric bodies and come forth from
    • directions. As the nerve fibres run through the physical body, so is
    • there woven into the physical body something finer than the nerves, of
    • really is something like a piece of dead substance in the human body.
    • there are tendencies and currents in the human body which, in
    • body, with the result that the corresponding part of the physical and
    • order to become master of the part of the physical body that has died,
    • which had made it their task to gain access to the part of the body
    • all the forces which attack man in this part of his body and soul and
    • of it, And to be unable while in the physical body to make use of the
    • wounded in body and soul, and Parsifal, whose task is to cultivate the
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    • To begin with, man has a physical body in common with the
    • chemistry of the body. He has an etheric body, which is,
    • body in common with the plants. This principle engenders the process
    • an astral body in which feelings and sentiments, the power of
    • enjoyment and of suffering are enkindled. He has the astral body in
    • body. It is his innermost essence, distinguishing him from all other
    • Rosicrucians as the ‘Inexpressible.’ A body, in
    • effect, is only part and parcel of another body, but the self, the
    • ”If you leave not mother, wife and your own body, you cannot be
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    • present point of time, the etheric body of man has practically the
    • same form as his physical body, although extending a little beyond it.
    • when the etheric body was centralised in the physical brain. Not until
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    • acid it absorbs? It builds up its own body. We know that the corpse of
    • body. The exercises of Yoga are a training which enables man to make
    • the red blood into a body-builder. In this sense the Yogi works at his
    • body by means of his blood, just as the plant works with the carbonic
    • are the remnants of animal life; animals and man (his physical body)
    • the Moon were united in one body. The Moon represents the feminine
    • body of man. But the characteristic feature of man is that a twofold
    • when he declared that there is one law for the body and another for
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    • nature of man's body in olden times.
    • the pineal gland in the physiology of the human body.
    • value of the physical body. It has just as much value as the astral
    • body; its mission is to become the temple of the soul.
    • the whole body. Its construction is such that the maximum amount of
    • body, the astral body — the seat of passions and desires — is
    • being what divine wisdom once accomplished for his physical body. He
    • must ennoble his astral body and therewith the world around him.
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    • has been contended that the goal is the annihilation of the body
    • make use of it. The body is not merely the vesture, it is the
    • subordinates the body but teaches us how to use it for higher ends.
    • (1) The physical body, visible to the natural eye and familiar to
    • (2) The etheric body. How does it become perceptible?
    • nobody in a room which is really full of people. The Initiate
    • the physical body of the person in front of him. Then, in place of the
    • physical body he beholds, not an empty space, but the etheric body.
    • This body somewhat resembles the physical body and yet it is
    • different. It takes on the form of the physical body, extending
    • slightly beyond it. The etheric body is more or less luminous and
    • etheric body is the ‘etheric double’ of the material body.
    • physical body as naturalists might be led to believe; on the contrary,
    • the etheric body is the builder of every living organism. In the
    • (3) The astral body has neither the form of the etheric nor of the
    • physical body. It is an ovoid and extends beyond the body like a
    • cloud, an aura. The astral body can take on all the colours of the
    • passion has its astral colour. Besides this, the astral body is, in a
    • the reason that the etheric body always has a contrary character to
    • the sex of the physical body. The etheric body of a man is female; the
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    • lies latent in every human being. The astral body is faced with
    • body and particularly its upper part which corresponds to the head.
    • Having trained the upper part of the etheric body, the disciple must
    • amount and uses it for building up his body. The air he exhales is
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    • etheric body and were the ‘twice-born’ because they could
    • in a tomb of the temple. His Spirit was released from his body; but on
    • again into the body from the cosmic spaces of universal life. The man
    • many lives was universally held; nobody doubted its truth. As soon as
    • especially on the etheric body which is the seat of memory. Alcohol
    • a deadening of the power of memory in the etheric body. That is why,
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    • with the body. (In his Ethics,
    • fundamental idea of man is the idea of the body in action.) The
    • body in itself is of no more importance than any other body, whether
    • it be the body of an animal, a table or a piece of marble. The self
    • the universe as the hand is united with the rest of the body. The hand
    • alone would be as dust and ashes. What would the body of man be
    • To identify oneself with all beings does not mean that the body is to
    • bore His Cross. The Spirit must wield the body as the hand wields the
    • lying latent in his body. In the course of his meditations, the
    • body and is one with the planet. He is one with the Earth and finds
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    • clairvoyance, man is liberated from his physical body. Hence the
    • body to go forth from the physical body.
    • What happens at the moment of death? After death, the etheric body,
    • the astral body and the Ego of man have left the physical body. The
    • the etheric and astral bodies unite. The etheric body imprints in the
    • astral body the memory of the life just passed; then the etheric body
    • slowly dissolves and the astral body passes alone into the astral
    • The astral body then contains all the desires generated by life and,
    • being bereft of the physical body, has no means of satisfying them.
    • mediumistic séances. The soul living in the astral body must learn to
    • without a physical body. Death gives rise, at first, to the impression
    • emptiness, thirst and burning are much more terrible. An astral body
    • that is not prepared for existence outside the physical body,
    • of the matured astral body takes place easily and smoothly. In the
    • premature separation of the Spirit from the body. The astral world is
    • gashing living animals with a knife at the precise part of the body
    • substance of the astral body decomposed and this field of astral
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    • sight these are changed into forms and colours. The astral body itself
    • of the body. The astral substance entirely changes in the course of
    • constructive, upbuilding principle — the etheric body. We do not,
    • in the physical body. The eye of sense only sees what is finished, not
    • The contrary is the case when we are able to see the astral body — that
    • is to say, our own astral body. We become aware of it from within
    • The etheric body builds and moulds the physical body; the astral body
    • physical body but he can now begin his ascent to the spiritual worlds
    • cease to forestall the influx of Spirit; liberated from the body,
    • At the time of the separation of the sexes, the astral body of man
    • lower part of the body is a product of the past. Raised to the heights
    • In certain mediaeval pictures, the human body is divided into two
    • parts by a straight line; the head and left upper part of the body are
    • above, the right upper part and the lower part of the body are below
    • the human body.
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    • connected with the body. After this, the soul passes into Devachan for
    • enigmas. During sleep, man's etheric body remains with his physical
    • body and continues its vegetative, restorative functions, but the
    • astral body and individual Ego leave the sleeping body and live an
    • The physical body is used up, consumed, as it were, by our conscious
    • life. From morning till night man spends his forces; the astral body
    • transmits sensations to the physical body which gradually exhaust it.
    • At night, the astral body functions in quite a different way. It no
    • the astral body is to receive and transmit; by night, during sleep,
    • body to do this work of restoration by night and at the same time to
    • can man arrive at the point of being able to relieve his astral body
    • The procedure adopted by the adept in order to release his astral body
    • communicated to the physical body and, on the other, to avoid those
    • developed, he can begin to work upon his body and imbue it with a new
    • restoration of harmony it is no longer necessary for the astral body
    • to perform the restorative work on the sleeping physical body which
    • body. Illnesses are caused by excessive activity of the astral body.
    • Eating to excess affords a stimulus to the astral body which re-acts
    • in a disturbing way on the physical body. That is why fasting is laid
    • body, having greater quiet and less to do, partially detaches itself
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    • body stretched on the couch but merely as an empty sheath. Around this
    • empty form shines a radiant, ovoid form — the astral body. It has
    • the appearance of an aura from which the body has been eliminated. The
    • body itself seems like a hollow, empty mould. It is a vision where
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    • then divine phases. Before the body breathed air, the soul of man
    • the rhythm of breathing, their purpose being to render the body fit to
    • from the body; consciousness has a purely objective character.
    • body, may be compared with that of a snail secreting its own shell and
    • then shrinking back inside it. The soul first gave form to the body
    • and then penetrated within this body, having prepared the organs of
    • ‘animate’ the body from within. Before this point of time we
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    • Imagine that a tiny insect crawling on the body of a man could see
    • outside his body. In the astral world, on the contrary, we do not
    • crystallisation of his physical body. Where, then, was this divine
    • as Arupa (without body), where Akasha (negative substance) has its
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    • have a physical body. When the occultist speaks of the mineral
    • crystalline as a lens. The whole body of man is composed of a number
    • established with his physical or mineral body. True, it awakens first
    • — wholly permeated with life. In giving body to these images, he
    • will be giving body to the word which bears and sustains the image.
    • When we no longer simply embody our thoughts in objects, as for
    • instance when we make a watch, but give body to these images, they
    • The one great Messenger, He alone Who manifested in a human body like
    • planetary body was composed of a substance somewhat akin to the nature
    • In times to come, the physical body will disappear; man and the Earth
    • Spirit of the air surrounds the body which contains the heritage of
    • body composed merely of gaseous substance; before that again, we can
    • only speak of a body of sound. It is in this sound — the Cosmic
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    • moon. They formed but one body which, little by little, became
    • during a certain period are concentrated in a celestial body outside
    • were engendered which later made it possible for a third body to
    • independent of the physical body and astral imaginative vision will
    • it inasmuch as it will spiritualize the very body of the Earth. This
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    • In speaking of the planetary body which preceded our Earth — the
    • Try to conceive of man without a physical body. He would not pass
    • astral body and the etheric body would be subject to change, that is
    • astral body. The astral body is composed of instincts, desires,
    • the astral body of man. The gift of the Jehovistic Gods was the pure,
    • Lucifer. Lucifer lives in the astral body of man, and Lucifer's
    • Earth was necessary in a human body.
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    • times, in regions where man's body was still suited to these
    • consists of a physical body, which one can see with one's
    • eyes. The second member is the etheric body which surrounds
    • the physical body and which is much finer than the physical
    • body. Currents and organs of wonderful variety and splendour
    • are active in it. The etheric body contains the same organs
    • as the physical body. It has a brain, heart, eyes etc. They
    • The etheric body extends only a little beyond the physical
    • body.
    • third member is the astral body. It is the bearer of desires,
    • wishes, passions, etc. It permeates the physical body in the
    • glide through the body in glowing points of varying
    • lying in bed. They are closely united. The astral body and
    • anything particular one is unconscious when the astral body
    • is outside the physical body. One is as unconscious as one
    • there would be no sound. So it is when the astral body is
    • outside the physical body. It is spread out in the soul
    • astral body acquires organs he begins to see the astral world
    • aquires more power over the physical body, and the
    • the physical body, which it has built for itself to dwell in
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    • person sleeps? In man we have the physical body, etheric
    • body, astral body and ego. What happens occultly, when a
    • The astral body, together with the ego, rises out and floats
    • physical body. The astral body is not inactive. It has
    • something to do. When the person is awake, the astral body
    • penetrates and interweaves the physical body. When it is
    • outside, it works on the physical body, protecting and caring
    • for it. The relation of the astral body to the physical body,
    • person lies asleep. The astral body then works from outside.
    • physical body during the day. So one can see the
    • body. Beings belonging to the second elemental kingdom get at
    • the etheric body and those belonging to the first elemental
    • kingdom get access to the physical body to destroy it. Only
    • when the astral body works on the physical body during sleep
    • create the necessary conditions for the astral body to work
    • astral body upon the physical and etheric bodies during the
    • astral body works on the physical and etheric bodies during
    • initiation described in the John Gospel, the astral body,
    • together with the etheric body, leaves the physical body.
    • physical body. This the master brings to pass. The disciple
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    • world. As the human being is prepared in the mother's body,
    • so in the body of the great world mother — where we are
    • in his physical body, nor had his parents; therefore the
    • scientific term for the soul element. If I call somebody
    • James, I say that his soul shines through his body. With
    • higher self. If I call somebody John (Johannes), then he is
    • transfiguration seen occultly. If somebody goes through the
    • body. Thus he came to have this relation to the outer
    • connected with the fact that the human body which was once
    • body with its hard skeleton. Christ Jesus is that spirit
    • body in order to show man the way out of this world into a
    • etheric body; blood, the astral body; and then the spirit.
    • and water can flow from the body of Christ. These are of no
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    • from one person to another, and nobody who was unripe or unworthy would
    • body. Man has this body in common with the whole world around him; and
    • although the physical body is only a small part of what man really is,
    • this physical body has very special qualities. There are plenty of other
    • body. But man can move, feel and think; he grows, takes nourishment,
    • were like a stone, with only a physical body, none of this would be
    • means of growth and so forth. This is the etheric body.
    • Man has a physical body
    • in common with the mineral kingdom, and an etheric body in common with
    • of an etheric body, although only those who have developed their higher
    • the nature of the etheric body by direct vision must be able to maintain
    • physical body by the strength of his own will. The gap left will, however,
    • not be empty; he will see before him the etheric body glowing with a
    • than young peach blossom. We never see an etheric body if we “suggest
    • it is the etheric body that is responsible for nutrition, growth and
    • and thus have a further principle in common with man: the astral body.
    • The astral body is the seat of everything we know as desire, passion,
    • experience, but for the Initiate the astral body can become an outer
    • cloud which not only surrounds the body, but permeates it. If we
    • “suggest away” the physical body and also the etheric body,
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    • we have been created from out of the invisible worlds. Moreover, nobody
    • desires and passions, which live in what we call the astral body. Ordinary
    • hurled against the other's astral body and injuring it as a gunshot
    • body. This second region is called the “Ocean” of Devachan.
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    • The physical body, which we can perceive with our ordinary
    • The etheric body, which permeates the physical body with a delicate
    • The astral body.
    • The Ego-body or consciousness body.
    • This “Ego-body” contains:
    • body extends a little beyond the physical body on all sides. The astral
    • body extends about two-and-a-half times the length of the head beyond
    • the physical body, surrounds it like a cloud and fades away as you go
    • bodies remain on the bed, united as in the daytime. The astral body
    • loosens its hold, and the astral body and Ego-body raise themselves
    • out of the physical body. Now since all perceptions, concepts and so
    • on are dependent on the astral body, which is now outside the physical
    • body, man loses consciousness in sleep, for in this life he needs the
    • astral body do during the night? A clairvoyant can see that it has a
    • hover above the physical body, inactive, like a passive image; it works
    • continuously on the physical body. During the day the physical body
    • gets tired and used up, and the task of the astral body is to make good
    • this weariness and exhaustion. It renovates the physical body and renews
    • are different. The etheric body then leaves him, as well as the astral
    • body and Ego. These three bodies rise away and for a time remain united.
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    • death a man leaves behind him the corpse, first of his physical body,
    • then of his etheric body and finally of his lower astral body. What
    • etheric body takes leave of the astral. It sinks into the unconscious,
    • in the higher astral body and rests there.
    • body. So now he has five bodies: physical, etheric, astral, ego and
    • causal. Once this causal body has made its appearance, it remains, though
    • body. Others have been through only a few lives; hence they have gathered
    • fewer fruits and have a less developed causal body.
    • Devachan his causal body and the purified, ennobled parts of his astral
    • the organs of the body are built up by the creative forces of the universe.
    • his body as it was in his last life, and within him he still carries
    • of the others. Accordingly he forms for himself a picture of a new body,
    • of the fruits of his former lives he prepares the picture of his body
    • qualities, and thus he endows with soul the body he had formed at the
    • prepares the image of his body for his next incarnation. That is one of
    • When a man is asleep, his astral body leaves the physical and etheric
    • the astral body is engaged on its usual task of repairing and restoring
    • harmony to the weary and worked out physical body. When a man has died,
    • his astral body no longer has this task to perform, and in proportion as
    • of the body and at night he had to work on this physical body. When the
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    • of his new body. He does this free of all hindrance, and in so doing
    • one sees the love as a real being whose body is love. If you can make
    • plane animals have only a physical, an etheric and an astral body; they
    • drawn to him and slips into his new astral body. He does indeed create
    • a new astral body, but the old one combines with it, and he has to drag
    • the old astral body comes before him as a second Ego, playing tricks
    • with him into Devachan his higher astral body, and the causal body made
    • after a bad one. The bell-shaped forms are made up of the causal body,
    • the forces of the earlier astral body and the new astral body. The germinal
    • human being ought not to encounter the old astral body; his task is
    • to build up a new astral body out of undifferentiated astral substance,
    • of the new astral body are determined by the forces of his previous
    • body to correspond with the astral form and with the contribution by
    • the parents to the physical body. The clairvoyant can descry astral
    • body cannot always be built so as to match exactly the incoming etheric
    • body. There can never be complete harmony. This is the reason for the
    • discord between soul and body in human beings.
    • then enters the body, and this will result in the birth of an epileptic
    • thread in the causal body darkens and disappears. It persists through
    • from the beginning. The causal body is the first to be active, for it
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    • year it is really only the physical body that parents and educators have
    • to consider. At birth the physical body is released into its environment;
    • intermingled. The physical body of the mother surrounds the physical body
    • absorbed in building up the physical body. At about the seventh year the
    • etheric body begins to be free to receive impressions from outside, and
    • attempt should be made to influence the astral body, or its inward activity
    • — the etheric body goes through a liberation, just as the physical
    • body is thrown open to its environment at birth. During this period,
    • then, we must direct our efforts to the etheric body, the vehicle of
    • desires. Accordingly, when the etheric body is set free we must take
    • with the vibrations of the etheric body. If any musical talent exists,
    • before the child; these are the things which act on the etheric body.
    • makes the etheric body supple and plastic and provides it with lasting
    • the third period of seven years, the age of puberty, the astral body
    • last mature enough for real understanding. As the astral body is liberated,
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    • the Ego-body, in which the higher part of the human being is enclosed.
    • the physical body, in so far as it bears on the law of karma. All our
    • our physical body and on everything connected with it. Our external
    • change in the astral body, for it is the most subtle and delicate and
    • etheric body, which consists of substance much less open to change than
    • is the substance of the astral body. Slowest of all to change is the
    • physical body. It is laid down once for all, so to speak, and retains
    • how the Initiate can work upon his etheric body and can change even
    • his physical body. For the moment we must consider how all this extends
    • so on which transform the astral body during a long life will produce
    • a marked change in the etheric body only in the next life. Thus if someone
    • he must try-to prepare these as much as possible in his astral body.
    • etheric body. If he wants to be born with a good memory, he must exercise
    • will engender in his astral body something which will become a
    • characteristic of his etheric body in his next life — the
    • of the etheric body.
    • in the etheric body, and so there are four main types of etheric body.
    • basic colour to the astral body. This does not depend on the astral
    • body; it only reveals itself there.
    • this will work karmically into the etheric body of his next life: he
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    • etheric body, becoming in time a permanent characteristic of it because
    • the astral body has been so often convinced that this or that would
    • Both attitudes depend on the etheric body and may even find expression
    • in the physical body. People who in one life have been habitually selfish
    • prepare even the physical body for the next life.
    • achievements of the physical body itself? Its deeds become its future
    • Either the physical body becomes more beautiful as a result of the illness
    • body was still very imperfect; his spiritual body was more highly
    • developed. He was still enclosed within a soft ethcric body, and his soul
    • worked on his physical body from outside. Man still contained all other
    • snail was originally inside its body its house is in fact its body in
    • explanation of children born dead? In such cases the astral body may well
    • have already united itself with the physical body, and the two lower
    • members may be properly constituted. But the astral body withdraws, and
    • so the child is born dead. But why does the astral body withdraw? The
    • an etheric body unless it possesses cells. A stone has no cells or
    • vessels, and so it cannot have an etheric body. Equally, an astral body
    • cannot have an astral body. In fact, if a plant were to be permeated by
    • an astral body it would no longer be a plant, but would have to be
    • provided with cells if it were to be permeated by an etheric body.
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    • the first is, so to speak, the lowest; the etheric body is higher and
    • of finer texture; the astral body is still higher and finer; of the
    • Ego-body only the first rudiments yet exist. It would be wrong to conclude
    • that the highest body now possessed by man is the most perfect, and
    • the physical body the most imperfect. Exactly the opposite is true:
    • the physical body is the most perfect part of the human being. Later
    • but at present the physical body is in its way the most highly developed
    • no mistakes, but the astral body makes many. The passions and desires
    • of the astral body surge against the physical body and overpower it.
    • his astral body. The physical heart keeps the circulation of the blood
    • in order; the astral body incessantly attacks the heart, because it
    • that it can withstand the attacks of the astral body for seventy or
    • eighty years. The physical body is thus in all details the most perfect
    • body, and still less so the astral; the Ego-body is the least developed
    • of them all. The reason is that the physical body has gone through the
    • younger is the etheric body, still younger the astral, and the Ego-body
    • marvellously artistic structure of the human body was then present only
    • a faint indication of what they were to become, the physical body of
    • of primal mineral, with no etheric body round it; hence we can say that
    • body, as with planets today, could be added. Thus on Sun he passed through
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    • one huge body. This was the first stage of our planet.
    • no water, only this subtle material we call ether. The whole body was
    • individual body. A tentacle worked on a body and built up a human form.
    • in another direction and went to work on another body. The resulting
    • a great cosmic event took place: the whole vast ether-body contracted
    • The whole of the Earth's body now began to revolve and thus there were
    • furnished with an astral covering. The united body of Earth and Moon
    • body, however, the astral body had as yet no independent existence:
    • important event: Earth and Moon separated. The smaller body of the Moon
    • to all men, it also has a common body, the air. Not without reason did
    • no longer had a physical body, they were still connected with the Earth.
    • body of an Atlantean extended far beyond and around his head. In the
    • etheric body there was an important point which corresponded with a
    • two points drew together, until the point in the etheric body sank into
    • from our own. The Atlanteans had a much more mobile body, and, especially
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    • to express what he heard in this way, he would embody it in a sound
    • that he was touching the body of the Godhead. He lived in a religious
    • nature as the body of the Godhead. Gradually they came to see before
    • them only the body of the world, and not its soul. But as the result
    • by a Being whose body it was. They had a quite concrete conception that
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    • in the astral body signify — what passions, for example, they
    • consciousness, even when his physical body is at rest.
    • wheels begin to revolve at specific places in the astral body, turning
    • of the astral body, but their mode of perception is an active one. The
    • are restored by the astral body; by its inherent regularity it can make
    • forces were to be withdrawn permanently from the physical body, the man
    • would be unable to avoid the dangers to which his physical body would
    • when the astral body withdraws. If they are forced out of their proper
    • like the work of a chemist who separates the two liquids. Soul and body
    • the body, is not subjected to the more grotesque passions. But as a
    • result of the separation I have been talking about, the physical body,
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    • but must say to himself: “I need this to maintain my body or to
    • culture must embody a certain pattern which will give expression to
    • body is no longer so sensitive to the flow of certain subtle currents.
    • The body of the Oriental is even nowadays more delicately organised;
    • flow through his body in the right direction. If the Hindu did not bring
    • his body into this harmony, he would risk losing all the benefits of
    • The plant, as it builds up its body, takes in the carbon dioxide and
    • retains the carbon for its body-building purposes. Men and animals eat
    • up his body with it, as the plant now builds up its own body unconsciously.
    • found the Philosopher's Stone and he will transform his own body into
    • kind of prickling pain all over his body. The outer sign is that in
    • The pupil must cease to regard his body as the most important thing
    • for him; his body must become as indifferent to him as a piece of wood.
    • He then comes to look quite objectively on the body he carries with
    • red marks (stigmata) appear at those places on his body which are called
    • on the right side of the body at the level of the heart. The inward
    • his own body objectively, so now he has to develop the feeling that
    • belongs to him as his own body is. The body then extends far beyond
    • the whole planet. The Earth has become his body; he is buried in the
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    • for example, no astral body, and therefore they could not come into
    • of this: it cannot exist without the etheric body, but it is actually
    • created by the astral body. Similarly, no being can have warm blood
    • body, and warm blood to the Ego. In fact every one of man's organs,
    • of the organ and so out into the Macrocosm. He then feels his body
    • beginning the nature of the Earth's body was such as to hold subsequent
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    • human being stands before us in a physical body, which has a long
    • earthly body — as is described in my book
    • This earthly body needs to be understood much more than it is by
    • today's anatomy and physiology. For the human physical body as it is
    • today is a true image of the etheric body, which is in its third
    • stage of development, and of the astral body, which is in its second
    • the physical body — which makes the physical body
    • brought to it today. What the etheric body impresses upon it is not
    • if we want to find the impression of the astral body upon the
    • physical body, upon the breathing and blood circulation, we are
    • the ego organization penetrates the human physical body. You can see
    • organization are in close connection. In sleep the physical body and
    • etheric body are together on one side, and the ego organization and
    • astral body on the other side. With knowledge of this fact we are
    • appear in the connection of ego organization and astral body with
    • etheric body and physical body. For instance, we can have: physical
    • body, etheric body, astral body, ego organization.
    • that the physical body and etheric body are in some kind of normal
    • connection and that the astral body sits within them comparatively
    • sitting within the astral body.
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    • drawing the astral body to itself, so that they are united without
    • experience in their ego organization and astral body, while at the
    • spiritual experience in the ego organization and astral body, and at
    • body is drawn to the ego organization and experiences spiritual
    • one's own body. One does not differentiate in the latter experience.
    • One does not feel one's body as something outside: one feels it as
    • the ego organization and astral organization draw the etheric body
    • the ego organization, astral organization, and etheric body are all
    • raised somewhat out of the physical body; at the same time the
    • physical body carries on its processes separately. Something special
    • ourselves. It goes as far as the etheric body, and the etheric body
    • the ego; then it penetrates the astral body and penetrates the
    • etheric body. It is then the etheric body that communicates the whole
    • First it affects the ego, then it goes to the astral body, then to
    • the etheric body; in the etheric body it pushes into the physical
    • body in every direction, to all sides. The physical body pushes back,
    • and the pushing back, the repulsion by the physical body, is your
    • actual eye experience. It is a constant play between the etheric body
    • and the choroid and retina. What the etheric body does in the choroid
    • people as I am describing, the etheric body is seized directly in
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    • beings, with physical body, etheric body, astral body, and ego
    • seven the physical body has been completely renewed, even to the
    • come from parents and grandparents. The physical body of those first
    • years of etheric body, astral body, and ego) fashions a new physical
    • body. We see how what we bring down from spiritual worlds — our
    • inner astrality and ego nature, which in turn makes the etheric body
    • particular kind of work the etheric body has to do. For in the years
    • up to the change of teeth, the astral body and ego organization
    • participate very little. The etheric body forms a new physical human
    • body in accordance with the model. Why? Because, like the child
    • body that we receive. Now in this physical world the same forces work
    • body. During this time, therefore, the child is working with the
    • forces that build a physical body in accordance with the child's own
    • model — the body that will now be the child's own — and
    • forms a second body from the original model. It grows and is finally
    • present as a complete second body when the change of teeth takes
    • place. This is the body that the human being has built for itself
    • since birth, the first body that is it's very own, a physical body
    • The etheric body has a
    • goes over into the second. The etheric body is now relieved of the
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    • astral body closely to it, in a certain sense away from the
    • view the ego, by drawing the astral body to itself, is not allowing
    • karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring
    • extreme opposite condition. Here the ego is weak, and the astral body
    • individuals, those whose astral body is drawing the ego down, are
    • body draws the ego organization in, there comes about a kind of power
    • consequence of the ego being drawn down into the astral body.
    • comes about. The astral body should only be drawing the ego down
    • beginning of the twenties. With these children the astral body has
    • astral body. Then the condition is present that I have described,
    • happen: the etheric body on its part can draw the astral body and ego
    • the etheric body. The individual snaps too strongly with the ego,
    • astral body, and etheric body into the physical organism, and the
    • astral body and ego organization and they cannot unite so that it
    • could be called a proper saturation of the physical body by the
    • body to itself. We see how the first condition advances to this
    • are drawn down into the physical body. Instead of receiving visions
    • the physical body has become even weaker, along with all the other
    • in the physical body. With such a person it now comes about, not that
    • ego, astral, and etheric body are pulled in by the physical body, but
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    • physical body. For in the physical organization of the head we have
    • seen that there are individuals whose ego, astral body, and etheric
    • body develop, either suddenly or by stages, in such a way that they
    • body and become pathological cases, as I showed you, in three stages.
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    • its present form, physical-etheric body and soul-and-spirit are
    • body from every direction. With modern science we follow these
    • the process within the human body, and combustion is still described
    • process is an activity of the astral body. We must picture it in this
    • way: We inhale. The inhaling is activated by the astral body. The
    • activity in it: activity of the etheric body. The entire process
    • body is first and foremost within the human organism; therefore for
    • the astral body is outside? Well, the fact is that during sleep
    • actually only the microcosmic part of the astral body goes out of the
    • body, from within outwards. While we are asleep the cosmic astrality
    • there as a foreign body. This is an example of how one gets nowhere
    • current physiology of the senses is like a completely foreign body to
    • metabolic activity of the physical body — which is a modified
    • inhalation with what the physical body does is the actual metabolic
    • entire process as it is reflected in our physical body. Take
    • through the gate of death when we throw off our physical body. It is
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    • what lies in the astral body and ego, one would never reach the sun,
    • in the ego and astral body during sleep, one does not reach the sun
    • body and ego without any connection to the etheric and physical
    • what the situation is when the astral body and ego approach the
    • etheric body. In clairvoyance one can bring this condition about
    • etheric body but is not yet able to take hold of the physical body;
    • one remains in the etheric body. In this condition it is possible to
    • one is in the etheric body, one is truly in the world ether. One has
    • only has that faculty when down in the physical body in normal life
    • if one takes conscious hold of the physical body and begins to live
    • a physical body, and has actually taken hold of it in its spiritual
    • from one direction. As one unfolds in an etheric body,
    • in the etheric body thinking — the thoughts of the universe.
    • consciously in an etheric body are at first devoid of warmth or cold,
    • now one takes hold of the physical body, one enters into the spirit
    • accustomed and take hold of the physical body in its periphery, the
    • of the physical body in the other direction, in the direction of the
    • taken hold of the physical body and are engrossed in the lymph-blood
    • back in the human body and kept there. And not merely an image, an
    • otherwise go out takes hold of physical matter in the human body.
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    • physical body and etheric body are by themselves; the astral body and
    • activity of the astral body and ego. In the human organism we find
    • must play themselves out. The physical body has to do with physical
    • at all suited to the constitution of the human physical body. And yet
    • while it is asleep this human body is, so to speak, subject to these
    • body during sleep — unless they are brought into balance
    • physical body can only be healthful when the ego and astral
    • organization are down in the physical body, as is the normal
    • process is still always going on in the physical body; it must be
    • investigation to the etheric body, we find that during sleep only the
    • processes can take place in the etheric body that can otherwise take
    • astral body and ego are in the etheric body, these processes are
    • body and ego. If they create a residue, this too is cause for
    • the outer world. Let us start from the human physical body
    • we have processes in the human physical body from which the ego is
    • have on the one hand within the processes of the human physical body
    • assume that we observe in some person's physical body a process that
    • the physical body of the sick person. We have to find the
    • physical body and the outer mineral world on the one hand, and the
    • relation of the human etheric body to the plant world on the other.
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    • human and the animal. The essential nature of the human physical body
    • 25,920 years: in that span of time the nature of our physical body is
    • then you can begin to understand the present human physical body with
    • the ego. Just as we must grasp the connection of our physical body to
    • ego is ruled by the breath. And the life of our physical body lies
    • 25,920 years. The activity that takes place in our physical body in
    • rhythms. Our human life is also enclosed within physical-etheric body
    • and astral body-ego. From a certain point of view we can say that
    • human life on earth lies between physical body-etheric body and
    • astral body-ego; from another point of view, from the divine, cosmic
    • as physical human beings we breathe our astral body and ego out. When
    • die, we breathe out more than our astral body and ego from our
    • earthly organism. We also breathe our etheric body out into the
    • universe. I have often indicated how the etheric body is breathed
    • we breathe our etheric body in again. That is a giant breath. An
    • beings on the earth between our ego and our physical body, between
    • relation to the day. What do we relate to with our physical body? How
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    • able to form a physical human body. We have described how this
    • the individual during the first seven years of life. The first body
    • had been given through heredity, the body that in the course of the
    • with the physical body in the way that was originally intended by the
    • harmony between soul-and-spirit and physical body in earthly humans,
    • bodies lie on the bed, and our astral body and ego are outside them.
    • body. When we become conscious in them, we are in the opposite
    • the Spirit with the astral body and ego.
    • agent into the human body. The physicians will learn how it is done
    • body and enter the other world, the world of the spirit. Thereby
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    • soul directly into his or her physical body. Indeed we can say if
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    • human being stands before us in a physical body, which has a long
    • earthly body — as is described in my book
    • This earthly body needs to be understood much more than it is by
    • today's anatomy and physiology. For the human physical body as it is
    • today is a true image of the etheric body, which is in its third
    • stage of development, and of the astral body, which is in its second
    • the physical body — which makes the physical body
    • brought to it today. What the etheric body impresses upon it is not
    • if we want to find the impression of the astral body upon the
    • physical body, upon the breathing and blood circulation, we are
    • the ego organization penetrates the human physical body. You can see
    • organization are in close connection. In sleep the physical body and
    • etheric body are together on one side, and the ego organization and
    • astral body on the other side. With knowledge of this fact we are
    • appear in the connection of ego organization and astral body with
    • etheric body and physical body. For instance, we can have: physical
    • body, etheric body, astral body, ego organization. Then, in the
    • that the physical body and etheric body are in some kind of normal
    • connection and that the astral body sits within them comparatively
    • sitting within the astral body. Then we have an irregularity that in
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    • drawing the astral body to itself, so that they are united without
    • experience in their ego organization and astral body, while at the
    • spiritual experience in the ego organization and astral body, and at
    • body is drawn to the ego organization and experiences spiritual
    • one's own body. One does not differentiate in the latter experience.
    • One does not feel one's body as something outside: one feels it as
    • the ego organization and astral organization draw the etheric body
    • the ego organization, astral organization, and etheric body are all
    • raised somewhat out of the physical body; at the same time the
    • physical body carries on its processes separately. Something special
    • ourselves. It goes as far as the etheric body, and the etheric body
    • the ego; then it penetrates the astral body and penetrates the
    • etheric body. It is then the etheric body that communicates the whole
    • First it affects the ego, then it goes to the astral body, then to
    • the etheric body; in the etheric body it pushes into the physical
    • body in every direction, to all sides. The physical body pushes back,
    • and the pushing back, the repulsion by the physical body, is your
    • actual eye experience. It is a constant play between the etheric body
    • and the choroid and retina. What the etheric body does in the choroid
    • people as I am describing, the etheric body is seized directly in
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    • beings, with physical body, etheric body, astral body, and ego
    • seven the physical body has been completely renewed, even to the
    • come from parents and grandparents. The physical body of those first
    • years of etheric body, astral body, and ego) fashions a new physical
    • body. We see how what we bring down from spiritual worlds — our
    • inner astrality and ego nature, which in turn makes the etheric body
    • particular kind of work the etheric body has to do. For in the years
    • up to the change of teeth, the astral body and ego organization
    • participate very little. The etheric body forms a new physical human
    • body in accordance with the model. Why? Because, like the child
    • body that we receive. Now in this physical world the same forces work
    • body. During this time, therefore, the child is working with the
    • forces that build a physical body in accordance with the child's own
    • model — the body that will now be the child's own — and
    • forms a second body from the original model. It grows and is finally
    • present as a complete second body when the change of teeth takes
    • place. This is the body that the human being has built for itself
    • since birth, the first body that is its very own, a physical body
    • The etheric body has a
    • goes over into the second. The etheric body is now relieved of the
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    • astral body closely to it, in a certain sense away from the
    • view the ego, by drawing the astral body to itself, is not allowing
    • karmic density, both ego and astral body are strong, and they bring
    • extreme opposite condition. Here the ego is weak, and the astral body
    • individuals, those whose astral body is drawing the ego down, are
    • body draws the ego organization in, there comes about a kind of power
    • consequence of the ego being drawn down into the astral body.
    • comes about. The astral body should only be drawing the ego down
    • beginning of the twenties. With these children the astral body has
    • astral body. Then the condition is present that I have described,
    • happen: the etheric body on its part can draw the astral body and ego
    • the etheric body. The individual snaps too strongly with the ego,
    • astral body, and etheric body into the physical organism, and the
    • astral body and ego organization and they cannot unite so that it
    • could be called a proper saturation of the physical body by the
    • body to itself. We see how the first condition advances to this
    • are drawn down into the physical body. Instead of receiving visions
    • the physical body has become even weaker, along with all the other
    • in the physical body. With such a person it now comes about, not that
    • ego, astral, and etheric body are pulled in by the physical body, but
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    • physical body. For in the physical organization of the head we have
    • seen that there are individuals whose ego, astral body, and etheric
    • body develop, either suddenly or by stages, in such a way that they
    • body and become pathological cases, as I showed you, in three stages.
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    • its present form, physical-etheric body and soul-and-spirit are
    • body from every direction. With modern science we follow these
    • the process within the human body, and combustion is still described
    • process is an activity of the astral body. We must picture it in this
    • way: We inhale. The inhaling is activated by the astral body. The
    • activity in it: activity of the etheric body. The entire process
    • body is first and foremost within the human organism; therefore for
    • the astral body is outside? Well, the fact is that during sleep
    • actually only the microcosmic part of the astral body goes out of the
    • body, from within outwards. While we are asleep the cosmic astrality
    • there as a foreign body. This is an example of how one gets nowhere
    • current physiology of the senses is like a completely foreign body to
    • metabolic activity of the physical body — which is a modified
    • inhalation with what the physical body does is the actual metabolic
    • entire process as it is reflected in our physical body. Take
    • through the gate of death when we throw off our physical body. It is
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    • what lies in the astral body and ego, one would never reach the sun,
    • in the ego and astral body during sleep, one does not reach the sun
    • body and ego without any connection to the etheric and physical
    • what the situation is when the astral body and ego approach the
    • etheric body. In clairvoyance one can bring this condition about
    • etheric body but is not yet able to take hold of the physical body;
    • one remains in the etheric body. In this condition it is possible to
    • one is in the etheric body, one is truly in the world ether. One has
    • only has that faculty when down in the physical body in normal life
    • if one takes conscious hold of the physical body and begins to live
    • a physical body, and has actually taken hold of it in its spiritual
    • from one direction. As one unfolds in an etheric body, one develops
    • in the etheric body thinking — the thoughts of the universe.
    • consciously in an etheric body are at first devoid of warmth or cold,
    • now one takes hold of the physical body, one enters into the spirit
    • accustomed and take hold of the physical body in its periphery, the
    • of the physical body in the other direction, in the direction of the
    • taken hold of the physical body and are engrossed in the lymph-blood
    • back in the human body and kept there. And not merely an image, an
    • otherwise go out takes hold of physical matter in the human body.
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    • physical body and etheric body are by themselves; the astral body and
    • activity of the astral body and ego. In the human organism we find
    • must play themselves out. The physical body has to do with physical
    • at all suited to the constitution of the human physical body. And yet
    • while it is asleep this human body is, so to speak, subject to these
    • body during sleep — unless they are brought into balance
    • physical body can only be healthful when the ego and astral
    • organization are down in the physical body, as is the normal
    • process is still always going on in the physical body; it must be
    • investigation to the etheric body, we find that during sleep only the
    • processes can take place in the etheric body that can otherwise take
    • astral body and ego are in the etheric body, these processes are
    • body and ego. If they create a residue, this too is cause for
    • the outer world. Let us start from the human physical body and
    • have processes in the human physical body from which the ego is
    • have on the one hand within the processes of the human physical body
    • assume that we observe in some person's physical body a process that
    • the physical body of the sick person. We have to find the
    • physical body and the outer mineral world on the one hand, and the
    • relation of the human etheric body to the plant world on the other.
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    • human and the animal. The essential nature of the human physical body
    • 25,920 years: in that span of time the nature of our physical body is
    • then you can begin to understand the present human physical body with
    • the ego. Just as we must grasp the connection of our physical body to
    • ego is ruled by the breath. And the life of our physical body lies
    • 25,920 years. The activity that takes place in our physical body in
    • rhythms. Our human life is also enclosed within physical-etheric body
    • and astral body-ego. From a certain point of view we can say that
    • human life on earth lies between physical body-etheric body and
    • astral body-ego; from another point of view, from the divine, cosmic
    • as physical human beings we breathe our astral body and ego out. When
    • die, we breathe out more than our astral body and ego from our
    • earthly organism. We also breathe our etheric body out into the
    • universe. I have often indicated how the etheric body is breathed
    • we breathe our etheric body in again. That is a giant breath. An
    • beings on the earth between our ego and our physical body, between
    • relation to the day. What do we relate to with our physical body? How
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    • able to form a physical human body. We have described how this
    • the individual during the first seven years of life. The first body
    • had been given through heredity, the body that in the course of the
    • with the physical body in the way that was originally intended by the
    • harmony between soul-and-spirit and physical body in earthly humans,
    • bodies lie on the bed, and our astral body and ego are outside them.
    • body. When we become conscious in them, we are in the opposite
    • the Spirit with the astral body and ego.
    • agent into the human body. The physicians will learn how it is done
    • body and enter the other world, the world of the spirit. Thereby
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    • body, he looks with spiritual organs into the spiritual worlds? If he
    • body, he is able to look into supersensible regions of existence.
    • moment to ancient Saturn, we picture it as a cosmic body having as
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    • understand him at all unless we distinguish between body, soul and
    • can rightly distinguish between a kind of body and a kind of
    • distinguish between body and spirit in man, you are well aware that
    • think of this whole cosmos as their body, and the elementary
    • body; of the warmth as a somewhat higher form; and we must think of
    • In the same way the ha'arets, the body of the Elohim, their
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    • today has become sun and earth was then a common body, a
    • single cosmic body. In contrast to the earlier Saturn, a
    • term consciousness could develop in it; nor could an astral body,
    • withdraw into a separate cosmic body, leaving behind the Moon, upon
    • appeared during the Moon evolution, and man himself — the body
    • unitary body at an earlier stage, the Elohim in their cosmic musing
    • rudiments of a physical body had been laid down in man; during the
    • Sun evolution the rudiments of an etheric or life body were added;
    • during the Moon evolution the rudiments of an astral body. What was
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    • my speaking ofa cosmic body consisting only of warmth, I must refer
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    • uses up the forces of the external physical body, the first rudiments
    • physical body is quite different in sleep, when the astral body with
    • forces of the physical body, in sleep these forces are being
    • rudiments of our physical body could never have been formed. For
    • could undertake the rebuilding of the physical body during sleep,
    • refers, when not only is something taking place in the body of the
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    • of spiritual Beings. To include what we today call our physical body,
    • warmth, an existence as a body of air, an existence as a body of
    • the human physical body. You will remember that I said in
    • the first rudiments of the human physical body were formed.
    • element we shall find not just the substantial basis, the body of the
    • Spirits of Will, but the body of the Spirits of Will permeated and
    • effect constitutes the body, the phenomenal existence, of the Spirits
    • substance which is none other than the body of the Thrones, permeated
    • unity, in which the Elohim act as the organs of a body, the Bible
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    • body to produce within him the power of sight in his two eyes. This
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    • be clothed in a body. At the end of what is called in the Bible the
    • next to acquire the garment of the astral body.
    • what this means. When today can we study the laws of the astral body,
    • isolated from the physical body? Our astral bodies are separated from
    • himself is in his astral body, which hides within it his ego.
    • peculiar life of the astral body during sleep. From my
    • you will recall that when the astral body is outside the
    • astral body has been united, through its effluence, with the entire
    • strengthening forces which give to the astral body what it needs to
    • body quit the physical body when the human being falls asleep. But in
    • point of fact that is an inadequate description. The astral body
    • winds its way in spiral form out of the physical body. It moves as a
    • currents which emanate from the astral body. They go out into cosmic
    • if anyone tells you that the astral body is what can be seen by a
    • body, it is not true. During the night the astral body is poured out
    • astral body. None of the interpretations of the term “astral
    • body” coined in the Middle Ages is correct. We speak of the
    • astral body because during sleep it is in inner union with the starry
    • astral body must have streamed to man from the astral world, the
    • in the laws and forces of the astral body, then on that same fourth
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    • elementary or physical constituents in the body of the sun, but also
    • as a fundamentally fiery body, as having the element of fire spurting
    • the astral body that we must have in mind, when we contemplate the
    • have when with our astral body we are outside our physical and
    • etheric body derives from those who remained on earth. The
    • waste if it had retained the moon forces within its body.
    • bound up with what we find in creation as the body of the moon.
    • withdrawal of the moon; there has been imprinted into the human body
    • imprinted this moon-earth-dust into the human body. So there must
    • imprinted into the human body the earth-dust, the moon-earth-dust.
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    • substance constituting the earth and sun, hitherto one body, makes
    • received in his body the imprint of the earth-moon-dust. This
    • material into the human body. The human body, which hitherto had
    • into his body earlier, let us say, during the events of the fifth
    • was not yet as he is today. The physical body which we find in man
    • male has a feminine etheric body, and the female a masculine etheric
    • body. How did it come about? This differentiation, this separation into
    • that the physical body was more etheric and the etheric body somewhat
    • physical body until much later. Thus we have to understand that first
    • body as the breath of life. Thus what was implanted as a seed into
    • body, otherwise it would have remained at the animal stage. The human
    • woman, and moreover in such a way that the denser physical body
    • appears on the outside, the more rarefied, etheric, invisible body
    • the Christ in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Since that time the
    • spirit, soul and body. We ought to be better, stronger, healthier
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    • development of the body continued until an advanced age of life; it is
    • of soul and of body up to the fiftieth year of life, in Persian and
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    • end in the 19th century and the fact is that the body of
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    • “world-body,” as we may call it.
    • “world-body.” Looking back only a little into the historical
    • past, the idea of a world-body peopled by a humanity forming one whole
    • globe in a few hours — and nobody would doubt the justification
    • it will become increasingly material and our earth-body more and more
    • understand with greater clarity that no body can subsist without a
    • soul. Just as material culture encompasses the whole body of the
    • Bodhisattva to that of Buddha need not appear again on earth in a body
    • in a body of flesh.
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    • clothed in the human physical body. From the very beginning of
    • physical existence the working of the spirit within the physical body
    • actually leads this physical body towards death. The thought of death
    • signs of suffering in the human body, the more perfect the skill with
    • consisting only of body and soul, the soul merely having certain
    • consists of body and soul only — this same humanity demanded, for
    • everything that can befall the physical body. Men needed, first, the
    • ourselves the victory of the Spirit over the body. As history
    • body, in the purple robe and wearing the crown of thorns. The sight of
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    • physical body; and because he could say with certain knowledge, ‘An
    • had reached the point where they felt life outside the physical body
    • incarnate in an earthly body and with His own divine soul pass through
    • spirit-body, like the early teachers of primeval humanity,
    •  “The human body,” He taught, “has gradually become
    • the Christ Who until the Mystery of Golgotha lived in a physical body,
    • body, that is to say in the dispersion of the elements of the body
    • the body between birth and death in such a way that the soul would be
    • single human body, so will all human souls be able to free themselves
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    • intimation that here, at this place in his body, something is lacking,
    • when a man wakes in the morning he comes down with his astral body and
    • world around him. He plunges with his astral body down into his brain,
    • astral body draw out of the physical and etheric bodies, and sleep
    • and astral body have passed out of them and all the impressions of the
    • when his Ego and astral body were outside his physical and etheric
    • past? The reason is that the connection between the physical body and
    • the etheric body was different. The connection existing to-day did not
    • gradual interlocking of the physical body and etheric body.
    • In earlier times, when the etheric body was still partly outside
    • the physical body, this projecting part of the etheric body was able
    • to receive impressions from the astral body, and it was these
    • Not until the etheric body had sunk right down into the physical body
    • body, the priests conducting the Initiation induced a partial
    • loosening of the etheric body, in consequence of which the physical
    • body lay for three and a half days in a trancelike sleep, in a kind of
    • paralytic condition. The astral body was then able to imprint into the
    • loosened etheric body experiences which had once come to Atlantean man
    • etheric body partially out of the physical body and guided the
    • impressions issuing from the astral body into this released etheric
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    • mountain and hid himself in a cave. After his death his body did not
    • of the hidden place where the incorruptible body of the great Initiate
    • and touch with his right hand the incorruptible body of the
    • heaven and in this fire the incorruptible body of Kashiapa, the
    • corruption have no effect upon the purified body of Kashiapa. Thus
    • when the great Initiate comes and touches this body with his hand, it
    • three days? Why does the incorruptible body of the Eastern Initiate
    • The God Who appeared later on in a human body and Who fulfilled the
    • spiritual heights into a human body in order to fulfil the Mystery of
    • astral body and our Ego. The physical expression of the Ego, the ‘I,’
    • is the blood; the physical expression of the astral body is the life
    • there were no interplay between Ego and astral body, coming to
    • in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In that He thought as a man in a
    • human body, He became the great Prototype of the future evolution of
    • human body — through the Christ Being?
    • to-day, that man consists of four members — physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body and the Ego, the ‘I,’ — and that he can
    • ‘I’, he himself transforms the astral body into Spirit-Self (Manas),
    • the etheric body into Life-Spirit (Budhi) and spiritualises the
    • physical body into Spirit-Man (Atman). Little by little this physical
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    • consciousness, and his body remained immune from decay, hidden from
    • coming down from the universe will transport the uncorrupted body of
    • Buddha to appear and perform his deed on the uncorrupted body of
    • Palestine, incarnated in a human body in order that His power might
    • human, for not only did He bring heavenly forces into an earthly body,
    • but He spiritualised this earthly body to such a degree that now, out
    •     “prevailing on the earth will cause the body of Kashiapa
    • to the etheric body and the astral body of Jesus of Nazareth. Through
    • astral body and etheric body of Jesus of Nazareth have been present
    • physical existence is clothed with an etheric body and an astral body.
    • of the etheric body and astral body of Jesus of Nazareth, a very
    • allowed it, a replica of the etheric body or of the astral body of
    • himself in an etheric body, a replica of the etheric body of Jesus of
    • Nazareth was woven into his own etheric body. This individuality bore
    • his own astral body and ego, but into his etheric body was woven a
    • replica of the etheric body of Jesus of Nazareth.
    • astral body that he was subject to all the doubt, all the vacillation
    • body began to operate, he came upon the forces woven into his etheric
    • body from the replica of the etheric body of Jesus of Nazareth. And
    • whose etheric bodies a replica of the etheric body of Jesus of Nazareth
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    • Adam and Eve continues to live in the body of every human being.
    • right way. Thus, just as the life of Adam's body lives on in the
    • life and has come to the point when his etheric body is laid aside and
    • in a physical body, but on behalf of those men on earth who will
    • world — not in a physical body, but as for the newly awakened
    • they are in the physical body, when this event becomes a widespread
    • here on earth in the physical body. Those who go through the gate of
    • intervening, in an etheric body, directly from the astral world in the
    • a body bound by space, nor limited to a certain territory. Neither
    • Christ-being is limited to a physical body.
    • to which we give the more or less abstract name of astral body.
    • Further out we find the so-called etheric body, and still further
    • outside, the physical body. From the point of view of real life we can
    • — the faith-body. It has hitherto been given the more abstract
    • name of astral body. The most important forces of the astral body are
    • those of faith, so the term astral body and the term faith-body are
    • deeper force than faith. And just as we are cradled in a body of
    • faith, which from another aspect can be called the astral body, so are
    • we cradled also in a body of love, or, as in Spiritual Science we
    • called it, the etheric body, the body of life-forces. For the chief
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    • the authorities for permission to have their son's body disinterred.
    • feeling which depends for its satisfaction on a physical body. The
    • tendencies it has during incorporation in a physical body — these
    • still on earth, and how keen was his longing to be in a physical body.
    • “Oh! If only I were still on earth in a physical body.” This
    • a physical body.” In fact, the dream-image clothed itself in
    • name of “faith-body” throws its reflection on to the human
    • of the nature of faith of the astral body. In the sixth post-Atlantean
    • etheric body, and in the seventh, before the great catastrophe, the
    • reflection of the nature of hope of the physical body.
    • body which, shining into the soul, is characteristic of our time.
    • is connected with the reflection the astral body throws into the soul,
    • man's nature quite special forces of the etheric body will make
    • the shining into the ego-soul of the love-forces of the etheric body,
    • yet provide a physical body capable of doing what that teacher will be
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    • the human being passes when he forsakes this earthly body. We are
    • Man does not only consist of physical body, of a combination of
    • body, through the external senses and the understanding bound to the
    • the body given us by our ancestors through heredity, it is then our
    • those forces which we require for the purpose of organising this body
    • of ours. You know that our body, as we receive it, is born of our
    • parents. But with this body our psychic-spiritual being unites, and
    • ourselves to all the different organs which form our body physically.
    • in a human body between birth and death, all this we have to acquire
    • separates from the body should, during the whole time we pass in the
    • after death, in which we are still within our etheric body. Then the
    • etheric body is laid aside and we experience — retrospectively
    • astral body, and have as it were, our physical body and etheric body
    • soul, that is, the Ego and astral body, we find that this activity is
    • lectures.) Let us first consider the life in the etheric body which
    • the building up of the physical body to the age of seven, and the
    • building up of the etheric body to the age of fourteen. From the
    • what we call the astral body; then the sentient soul to the age of
    • evolving back again to the astral body, and so on. The further epochs
    • described, it follows in such a case that the etheric body
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    • those still incarnate in the physical body, gradually fall away, and
    • we stand in a certain relation to our body. Consider: if you reflect
    • contact with his body. You can represent it very crudely thus: If you
    • Thus we are Ego-conscious in the physical body because of our living
    • in it. For this reason we have received the physical body. In the life
    • are endowed with a physical body, that we may be able to perceive
    • is incarnate here on the earth in a physical body. These distinctions
    • in Kamaloka. If you are living here on the earth and somebody strikes
    • And as a rule it makes a difference whether somebody hits you, or
    • is then as follows. If you have given anybody a blow in life, you feel
    • and through which we can form for ourselves a body suitable for our
    • fashion the human body to this end. That requires a much longer time,
  • Title: Forming of Destiny: Lecture 3: The Subconscious Strata of the Soul-Life and the Life of the Spirit After Premature Death
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    • etheric body; thus, as it were, experiencing in the right manner that
    • chiefly with the etheric body. Then in the second Post-Atlantean
    • through the interchange with the astral body. In the third
    • so entirely dependent on his physical body as we are. The Greek lived
    • still more of an inner life in his body. This caused him to work in
    • in a position to fill out his physical body in quite a different
    • the body of to-day. External science cannot enter into these things,
    • body. He has, as it were, penetrated more deeply into his physical
    • body, he has become more closely united with it than the Greek could
    • physical body gives. He makes use of the organs of the physical body
    • within the physical body as we are to-day. If you re-read Homer you
    • physical body, but he does not experience so much his own inner being
    • in this physical body. Rather must one say that instead of perceiving
    • his inner being in the physical body, he contacts the external world
    • body, whereas in Greece there was rather a struggle for form. Thus we
    • bring about a certain inner relation with our physical body, because
    • we work our way so deeply into the physical body. In this way the time
    • deeply into his physical body.
    • Now, within the physical body there naturally lies the etheric body.
    • The Greek still knew much more of his etheric body. He dimly
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    • he passes here, while incarnated in a physical body. We must
    • his physical body, directs his thoughts to that sphere which he has to
    • in a time in which nobody could remember any dead person; the dead
    • body, were able to evolve thoughts full of feeling and sentiment for
    • ordinary consciousness embrace everything included in the astral body.
    • This astral body goes through life wiser, in a much higher sense than
    • we usually believe. We do not value the wisdom of our astral body
    • accomplish that particular thing. The astral body, however, with its
    • In such a case the astral body often says: ‘Yes, if you fulfil
    • astral body perceives it. And it therefore leads us into a position in
    • body, of which we remain unconscious, as regards our ordinary
    • comes about because what a man carries in his astral body can be much
    • conditions for something later. Then we see the astral body ruling
    • case he has pressed the egotism down into his astral body. Then comes
    • death in the changes presented by the physical body as life runs its
    • when we are born the physical body is young, and when we die it is
    • old. Now with the etheric body the case is really quite different. Our
    • etheric body is old, if we can use the word at all in this connection,
    • young when we grow old. While we say of the physical body — we
    • are aging — of the etheric body we must say we are growing young.
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    • human being; that which man knows while living in the physical body is
    • those parts which, after he lays aside the physical body, go through
    • world, with the support of the body as a physical instrument which
    • supported there by the activity of the physical body remains in us as
    • between going to sleep and waking, we live in the astral body and Ego.
    • nobody need believe it; if it merely amuses people that is all
    • body.’ One then makes reply: ‘But all that leads to death
    • physical body he is among the forces of nature. He was among the
    • over and over again, by saying: ‘Life in the human body is the
    • and rebirth, we prepare ourselves for our incarnation, for our body.
    • the other sentence: ‘In the body a new beginning is prepared,
    • incarnation.’ This phrase, ‘The life in the body is the
    • man's body being taken from him, through a shell or some other cause
    • of his physical body, then there also you have something remaining
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    • being a something which, as regards the external physical body, works
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    • the human body was affected by Digitalis purpurea (foxglove).
    • into the cavity of the body. This is called the sympathetic nervous
    • organism. Everything which we have around us is a body for this common
    • physical body has the dull trance consciousness as this was gained by
    • man on Old Saturn. The human etheric body has the consciousness of
    • dreamless sleep, as this developed on Old Sun. The astral body dreams
    • has been prepared. Otherwise, our causal body would not have been
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    • When speaking about man, we speak of his astral body as being Karma,
    • as being activity. Actually the astral body is that part of the human
    • sorrow, emanates from his astral body. Love, passion, joy, pain,
    • ideals, duty, are bound up with the astral body. When one speaks of
    • body. Man continually experiences the astral body, but the seer
    • perceives its form. This astral body is in continuous transformation.
    • middle of the Sixth Root-Race man works upon his astral body.
    • Why does man work upon it? He works upon his astral body because, in
    • The human astral body is in continual activity. Its life consists in
    • do today has its expression in the astral body. If I give somebody a
    • All wisdom, according to its form, is rhythm. In the astral body there
    • rhythmical, filled with wisdom, is in the etheric body. The etheric
    • body is therefore that in man which represents wisdom. In the etheric
    • body repose, rhythm holds sway.
    • The physical body actually represents the will. Will, in contrast to
    • before us. In the first place man has his physical body. As he is at
    • the present time, he has no influence at all upon his physical body.
    • circulation of the blood. In other words, the physical body is
    • physical body produced for him by other forces. The etheric body too
    • hand, the astral body is formed partly by other powers, partly by man
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    • ‘The World Soul is stretched on the Cross of the World Body.’
    • development of consciousness in the whole astral body finds its
    • then no longer needs to enter into a physical body, no longer needs to
    • consciousness to this level he then forms his physical body for
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    • builds up its body from the carbon, so the human being of the Fifth
    • Round will himself create his body out of the materials of his
    • work on his body, will have to produce it for himself. The same
    • himself. In the future the human body will also be built up out of
    • inhabit the body from within, but will have it before one as an
    • external body. Today the planets are built up in this way by the
    • planetary spirits. From a being requiring a body produced by others,
    • through the process of creating their body for themselves. Males,
    • body of a higher spiritual being. The human spirit also comes
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    • consciousness, but with one's own life, the etheric body; one is then
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    • the kama-rupic man (man with an astral body). The higher animal is to
    • beings can possess an independent Kama-rupa (astral body). All
    • them, so that he might have a body for what is kamic (astral). At
    • he was in a position to bring into them his own Kama (astral body).
    • pulsates through the body. The heart has a physical part and an
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    • compel the higher things of the mind to rise up out of the lower body.
    • members, physical body, etheric body and astral body, were directed by
    • body is so worked upon that Atma, Buddhi and Manas can sink into it.
    • addition to this there are Atma, Buddhi and Manas, and an astral body
    • built up the physical body; in the future this will be so again. But
    • expression of the inner warmth of the body. This can happen when
    • process. The physical body, the form, is the most perfected body; less
    • developed are the etheric body, life, and the astral body,
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    • or woman in regard to the physical body. When the physical body is
    • masculine the etheric body is feminine; and vice versa, when the
    • physical body is feminine the etheric body is masculine. Only the
    • astral body is at the same time masculine and feminine. The human
    • being bears within him the opposite sex as etheric body. Thus in the
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    • The physical body as the oldest and most perfected part of the
    • We will try to understand the physical body somewhat more exactly. At
    • members: physical body, etheric body, astral body and ego. In studying
    • the physical body we must now enter into greater detail. Man was
    • far-distant past. The physical body is the oldest and most developed
    • laid as a germ. The etheric body was first added on the Old Sun. There
    • the physical body evolved a stage further. The astral body was added
    • on the Old Moon and the physical body underwent a still further stage
    • body went through a fourth stage. So we may say that the physical body
    • is, as it were, in the fourth grade, while the etheric body is in the
    • third, the astral body in the second and the ego in the first.
    • This is why it is only the physical body as such that has
    • his surroundings. Only the physical body is so far advanced that it is
    • necessary. The physical body has self-awareness only through its
    • organs. These organs of the physical body are the senses.
    • two future senses in the physical body which will then have seven
    • a descending curve. So though the body is on an ascending curve, the
    • condition of the body, a condition experienced only in the moment. We
    • sense of hearing. Here we no longer perceive a condition of the body
    • in question, but what the body says to us. Now we enter into the inner
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    • The formation of the etheric body as the opposite of the physical
    • body: the feminine etheric body of the man, and the male etheric body
    • of the woman. The forms and colours of the astral body and its sheath:
    • physical body, then the etheric, then the astral body. The physical
    • body of man can be seen by everyone. The etheric body becomes visible
    • when the physical body is suggested away by a strong act of will. Then
    • the space of the physical body remains filled with the etheric body.
    • The occultist considers the etheric as actually being the lowest body.
    • It is the body according to which the physical body is formed. Taking
    • the descending line, the form of the etheric body is the reverse of
    • identical. A woman has a masculine etheric body and a man a feminine
    • etheric body.
    • Around the etheric body appears the astral body. It is the outer form
    • astral body, brownish red, brick red, blood red. Especially with
    • With every human being all the fluctuations of the astral body are
    • development of a cosmic body. The condition of the Earth lying nearest
    • produced the etheric body, the Linga Sharira. Out of what became solid
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    • In the physical world man is left to himself, here nobody leads him,
    • above. The same is the case with his mental body. The latter is also
    • body is continually guided by the Devas. Man has as yet no
    • must therefore at times leave the body. Man must sleep in order that
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    • The origin of the physical body. The Kundalini fire as means of
    • When the physical body is discussed most people have a very unclear,
    • before us is not just the physical body but a combination of the
    • physical body with higher forces. A piece of rock crystal is also
    • parts of the physical body, but they are intermixed with man's higher
    • have before us a mixture of both. What meets us in the physical body
    • physical body everything that is not purely physical: only then does
    • one have what in occultism is called the physical body. In itself it
    • take pictures of a landscape. Thus the physical body of man was at
    • apparatus with the etheric body. It then became a living organism.
    • That also found expression in the configuration of the body. The
    • physical automaton was imbued with the etheric body. In this Round the
    • covering of the whole body in man.
    • astral body working within it. This organic transformation is
    • degree in which there is an increase in the inner warmth of the body;
    • body.
    • The warm blood and the heart are the organ of Kama (astral body).
    • The Solar plexus is the organ of the etheric body.
    • The actual physical body is the complicated physical apparatus.
    • what builds up from within. Physical body, etheric and astral bodies
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    • which is necessary in order to build up a new etheric body. On the
    • lowest member the astral body, just as we have the physical body. Like
    • the body that they need. Thus an astral Deva, if he so wish, can
    • people. The physical body belongs to the single human being; the
    • astral body on the other hand already belongs to a group. In one part
    • of his astral body man is connected with a Group Soul. What he cannot
    • working on man's astral body. The Devas co-operate even more strongly
    • in what man achieves today through work on his etheric body. We have
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    • incarnations. He has given over his physical body to the forces of the
    • earth and relinquished his etheric body to the life-forces.
    • Furthermore he has given back that part of his astral body into which
    • physical existence we lived with the content of our astral body which
    • physical body.
    • earth and as a soul-less body of slag will circle round the future
    • Body, until at last when his comprehension has embraced the wisdom of
    • devachanic body.
    • could place his body at the service of Christ. Christ stands above all
    • himself above the Rounds could place his body at the service of
    • This he could only do in a body which had become one with ... [Gap in
    • his body for the Christ.
    • become an inhabitant of this body of slag, in the same way as other
    • Old Saturn corresponds to the physical body
    • Old Sun corresponds to the etheric body
    • Old Moon corresponds to the astral body
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    • the physical body. The teaching implanted in them what should in the
    • etheric body, the astral body and the ego.
    • Through Wisdom the etheric body was to be developed, through Beauty,
    • to which Piety belonged, the astral body, and through Power the
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    • impinge upon the body of a spiritual being who is incarnated in this
    • enveloped on all sides by the body of a spiritual being, we can
    • realise that a thought is only the expression of the body of the
    • spiritual being because this higher being has a body formed of the
    • body, through man's external nature. Thus we create in the body, in
    • physical body. In their essential nature the Skandhas are identical
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    • body of present-day man.
    • much stronger, more vigorous etheric body. The etheric body of the
    • organs in the etheric body. By this means they could enter into
    • naturally branches out into the astral body which surrounds the human
    • of lifting the head with the astral body out of such a human being
    • the astral body. At that time, they were not yet there. Man as he
    • entwined in one another, think away the upper half of the body,
    • male-female. He also had at that time an astral and etheric body, but
    • not the one which he had later. This was a different astral body, that
    • There, on the Old Moon, the astral body together with the etheric body
    • had acquired the capacity of developing a physical body which then had
    • This astral body with the etheric body was then of quite another
    • all fours. The etheric body provided for all the life functions of
    • this Lemurian human being. In his astral body he had a dull twilight
    • earth and the other beings already described. The astral body with the
    • head formation united with the winged-serpent body with its fiery
    • The lower astral body merged with the higher astral body. A great part
    • of the astral body, as it then was, fell away. One portion formed the
    • lower parts of the human astral body, and the other newly acquired
    • astral body, connected with the head, united with the upper parts of
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    • more advanced than man, but they have the craving to embody themselves
    • immediately on the astral body of the human being. Here certainly it
    • Such feelings bring about a lowering of the human astral body. When a
    • astral body evokes an intensification of the most brutal egoism. It
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    • know, of four members: physical body, etheric body, astral body and
    • ego. When he sleeps, the astral body with the ego is outside the human
    • lying in the bed. The two other members, the astral body and the ego,
    • influence on the etheric body. When someone sleeps the etheric body
    • etheric body; only nothing of this will be experienced by the sleeper.
    • he represses all the thoughts which penetrate into the etheric body.
    • But in the night the etheric, body is alone, without the ego, and is
    • he knows nothing of this, because the astral body, which dwells in the
    • etheric body, is engaged with the outer world. When man is in a
    • thoughts into the etheric body of the sleeper. Someone can therefore
    • receive into his etheric body pure and lofty thoughts when the Masters
    • body. These man finds when in the morning he slips again into his
    • etheric body. There are two kinds of dreams. The one kind arises
    • Certain things are however already present in the etheric body. What
    • is found there is taken up by the astral body and then manifests
    • in regard to the etheric body is another kind of experience. Thus in
    • the morning there are to be found in the etheric body, firstly
    • things, he brings into his astral body the disposition for such
    • were a Master to wish to work upon his etheric body. If one reads
    • astral body in such a way that when the Master imbues the etheric body
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    • body, but all that grows has an etheric body. If someone works
    • the etheric body. An artistically formed piece of sculpture or a
    • painting works directly on the etheric body. A virtue, on the other
    • hand, works on the astral body. Many noble human beings who return
    • from Devachan meet an etheric body which is in no way suited to their
    • advanced astral body, because they have done nothing in the way of
    • re-birth, because they have not ennobled their etheric body through
    • body, this is balanced out in the following incarnation. Because the
    • if he has not ennobled his etheric body through allowing beauty which
    • first to work upon the astral body. Now feeling should also influence
    • the etheric body. Great teachings are not only embodied in words, but
    • strengthened his astral body that he can continue to make use of it.
    • astral body is taken with us into Devachan. Everything we have
    • eternal, the I and the ennobled astral body, now returns and in the
    • astral world unites itself again with a body that corresponds to what
    • unfamiliar astral body is undertaken in Devachan. Then the etheric is
    • physical body, memory awakens in the etheric and astral bodies of the
    • physical body is added.
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    • formation unlike the present astral body, a much more comprehensive
    • being. We can picture the astral body of those times by thinking of
    • body, which then contained within it all the beings at present spread
    • body, the latter gradually developed in a purer form. What had been
    • much denser astral body, with wilder instincts, impulses and passions.
    • body and an astral body that was very wild and opaque. Let us keep
    • these strictly apart, the human astral body and what lived around it.
    • The human astral body becomes ever finer and nobler, always throwing
    • So a continual purification of the astral body took place and this
    • In the purified astral body pictures arise now of the world
    • pictures arise in the purified astral body of the forms existing in
    • body. For instance, it has rejected from itself the wilder instincts;
    • force. The astral body is built up by means of the pictures of the
    • up in it a new body. Formerly man had had the macrocosm within him, he
    • astral body in such a way that they bring about in it differentiation
    • and division. Through the mirrored pictures his astral body divided
    • physical human body. Thereby the human forms became more and more
    • What has become densest of all is the physical body; the etheric body
    • is less dense and the astral body is the finest. They are in reality
    • Meanwhile the astral body has become ever finer and finer, so that at
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    • on the Earth as his companions. Man had developed a physical body, an
    • etheric body and an astral body. The astral body had become purified
    • purified to receive the Monad. On the Moon the astral body was still
    • differently formed, having only a physical body, much less dense than
    • it is now, and an etheric body. Man's whole way of life was
    • compensate for this they received on the Moon the astral body, Kama,
    • into the Sun. As one body they went through Pralaya. When the Earth
    • new spark was kindled in the human astral body. Just at that time they
    • gave to the human astral body the impetus to develop beyond this
    • When man, by working out of the spirit, transmutes the physical body,
    • enough to have a body capable of receiving the Monads. The latter
    • would have been lost. It was only then that the body formed itself in
    • as a kind of Moon, as a rigidified body. The possibility of
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    • sleeps, only the astral body frees itself and the physical body and
    • the etheric body remain lying in the bed. If in sleep he were able to
    • take the etheric body with him as the Chela can, then the physical
    • body alone would remain behind; a dull consciousness. In the case of
    • body also out of the sleeping physical body and in the sleeping
    • physical body to perceive consciously. They are then still able to
    • make use of the physical body; the physical body becomes clairvoyant
    • body; they experience all this in full consciousness.
    • On the future Venus a complete consciousness in the etheric body will
    • completely detached; he has then taken the etheric body also with him.
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    • Sun and Moon. The Union of the human astral body with the Monad.
    • still united with the Earth; they formed one body with the Earth.
    • time the main body actually trailed around with it two such sacks.
    • Only in the Fourth Earth Round did the body regain its spherical form;
    • the Monad into his progressively purified astral body. Had man taken
    • At first man had no power over the physical body and the etheric body.
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    • This creation may be compared with the following: Somebody sees
    • previously there. Let us assume that somebody did this with a number
    • place all the parts are combined which then form his physical body. At
    • etheric body and with it life. This is the work of the Second Logos.
    • their body in the astral. Such a being is, as it were, an animal in
    • plane while the body of such a being lies in the astral. We must think
    • of the consciousness in the solid Earth, the body in the astral; or a
    • being that has its consciousness in the water and its body in the
    • body in the astral and one with its consciousness in fire and its body
    • say: these are the thoughts of a being who has its body on the astral
    • be produced by the salamanders which have their body on the astral
    • by so doing we actually cause a certain alteration in the body of the
    • world and the physical body is often a hindrance.
    • brings about processes in the physical body but continually imparts
    • them to the astral, so that in fact the astral body also is changed.
    • body, it is present in the shape of definite forms. What is thus
    • eliminate the damage in the astral body, otherwise he will break down
    • into it consciously has a balancing effect on the astral body. If
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    • him and his own body. At that time he had no consciousness of his own,
    • The god had lost his previous body and created for himself a new one
    • work of the human being on his own etheric body. There he had drawn
    • his ether body that the conditions of Atlantis had become quite
    • So with the ancient Indians we find the trance of the physical body.
    • With the ancient Persians we find the deep sleep of the etheric body.
    • the astral body, with the Semites, Greek and Roman peoples the waking
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    • prepared a new life evolves in the body of the Mother Planet. This is
    • What outwardly is the body of oxygen is inwardly the Monad. As soon as
    • Monad. Oxygen therefore in the Lemurian Age formed the body for the
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    • nourishing of their own physical body.
    • nourished in the body of the mother. This was the old form of
    • blood-saturated body of the animal.
    • Dionysian Cult made its appearance. The human body had to be prepared
    • ‘This is my Body; this is my Blood.’ Here He wished to create a
    • partaken of the Last Supper, is the physical body. This dies. For the
    • Root-Race, in the last third, there will no longer be a physical body.
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    • Achilles is invulnerable in his whole body with the exception of the
    • Persians, whether the God who had his body in the stars, in the
    • prepared; and then finds here firm ground, embodying itself in a whole
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    • The first, the physical body, they have in common with the mineral
    • world. The first super-sensible member, the etheric body, is integrated
    • as third member the astral body, the bearer of instincts, drives,
    • body predominates, we find a sanguine temperament. Where the etheric
    • or life-body predominates, we speak of a phlegmatic temperament. And
    • where the physical body predominates, we have to deal with a
    • The way the four members find their expression in the physical body
    • predominant system is that of the blood. The astral body expresses
    • nervous system holds sway. The etheric body expresses itself in the
    • glands. The physical body as such expresses itself only in itself;
    • physical body. This can be observed in all phenomena connected with
    • In the nervous system and astral body, sensations and feelings
    • whenever the astral body predominates, as, for example, in the
    • them the astral body and nervous system predominate.
    • temperament develops when the etheric or life-body, as we call it,
    • body, the more is he preoccupied with his internal processes. He lets
    • In the melancholic we have seen that the physical body, the coarsest
    • result, the melancholic feels he is not master over his body, that he
    • cannot bend it to his will. His physical body, which is intended to be
    • because his physical body resists his etheric body's inner sense of
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    • into disastrous self-contradiction, nobody can have an intelligent
    • that man must be thought of as composed not only of the physical body
    • also of a higher body, the so-called “etheric body” or
    • “life-body” — which is not to be associated with
    • astral body; and also a fourth member, the “Ego,” the
    • human being — physical body, etheric or life body, astral body
    • can perceive the physical body. These “higher” members of
    • member, the physical body. But although they are perceptible
    • to these higher members of man's being. In the etheric body the
    • life, of the living, in man. Death ensues when the physical body is
    • deserted by the etheric or life body. Therefore the spiritual
    • investigator sees in this etheric or life body that which prevents
    • the physical body from coming under the sway of the physical and
    • chemical forces active in the physical body. The moment death occurs
    • the physical body becomes a combination of purely chemical and
    • physical forces and processes. That the human body during life is
    • etheric or life body. During life the etheric body wrenches the
    • from the fact that the etheric body is a reality to the spiritual
    • body. Therefore in spiritual science we ascribe an etheric body also
    • members — the astral body and the “I” — the
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    • nature. The organic body in which the animal experiences its life of
    • immediate relation exists in the animal between spirit and body. And
    • shape in the body; I wish only to say: In the way man appears to us,
    • his body is endowed with a firm balance. It constitutes man's
    • body. There exists, however, as a certain ground work what may be
    • way he feels his existence in his own body; and on the other side,
    • oppose the ordering of the spirit in the body. Thus it is not a
    • emancipated himself from what belongs to the body and is able to
    • itself out entirely in the body, if it would hold fast to the body,
    • spirit shines forth in the human soul which it frees from the body in
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    • and spirit of man — that is to say, the astral body and ego
    • Where, then, are the astral body and ego? This is the question put to
    • death, they leave the human body. True, modern man says he can
    • when his physical body has fallen a victim to the forces of death.
    • physical matter — in this case the body of the moon — is no
    • taking possession once again of a physical body which has been
    • more and enters into a physical human body, is born again into earthly
    • body, it passes out into this purely material universe.” On the
    • of the body is joined on to it. When the human head is bathed in
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    • dissolution of his physical body is of the nature of will and thus
    • Kant-Laplace nebula must be amplified by being regarded as the body of
    • body the soul too is borne out into the cosmos through this element of
    • physical, into the solid constituents of our body. That we are able to
    • solid constituents of his body. If there were no Mercury-forces in the
    • world, we should be outside the solid constituents of our body all the
    • 2. The Venus-forces enable man to take hold of the fluids in his body.
    • soul-and-spirit to take hold of the body; that its effect is similar
    • to anybody to ask: Why is copper related to Venus? — and so on.
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    • be solved by the intellectual methods we employ while in the body.
    • carried on from within the physical body. Under these conditions it is
    • body.
    • while we are outside the body, in an existence that is purely of the
    • we are outside our body we look back from out of space upon the point.
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    • exists as the remains of a whole human body, but it could never
    • astral body which nowhere interpenetrates the plant itself, except at
    • science. It will, for instance, be said: Man has his physical body and
    • his etheric body. His organisation as a whole is based on a
    • these lines (in the diagram) indicating the nitrogen in the body, the
    • enter freely everywhere. Along the nitrogen-line in the human body the
    • cosmic element asserts itself in the body. You can say: As far as
    • body of the mother the embryo develops — the embryo which as you
    • places in the human body an influx of cosmic forces and likewise an
    • of little use for our physical life. Oxygen we inhale; in the body it
    • nitrogen our ego and our astral body when outside the physical body
    • body and our etheric body need the oxygen from the air; our ego and
    • astral body need nitrogen.
    • within the body.
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
    • evolution when the external body, and with it the inner soul life,
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
    • the world from within his physical body in the usual way, by
    • his physical body,” he develops something in his life of soul
    • that may be called a super-sensible spiritual body, having within it
    • body has eyes and cars and other organs of perception and
    • of his physical body” can be given as an entirely explicit
    • attained in the highest measure independence of the sensory body, and
    • illustrate this life outside the sensory body in a higher organisation
    • physical body of flesh, a finer one that may be called an etheric
    • body, which in earth life is carried about with me just like the
    • physical body.” Anyone making his first steps toward initiation
    • realises this at first in such a way that he feels within this body
    • exist also for the etheric body. It is then particularly useful for a
    • of himself, the experience of himself in his physical body, on the one
    • hand, and on the other, in his etheric body. Man experiences himself
    • in the etheric body in the same way as one is conscious of the blood
    • or the beating of one's heart and pulse in the physical body.
    • To gain a clear idea of this we may consider the etheric body in
    • connection with the physical body, in which one is more at home than
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
    • experiencing and living outside the physical body. When such
    • body of which I spoke yesterday. Then, later, the world, or rather a
    • second super-sensible world, is observed with the astral body. The
    • body. When speaking of the physical body, we can talk of raising a
    • The matter is different where a man's etheric body is concerned.
    • Suppose that to clairvoyant vision a man's etheric body, or some
    • qualities are actually expressed to some extent in his etheric body.
    • astral body. While, therefore, in the case of a man, we should be
    • development of his physical body. A man may even have some physical
    • the form of the body cannot be applied to physical existence, but it
    • of the etheric body, we can well say that such and such a form is due
    • to hate. Hate shows itself in this member of the etheric body in quite
    • Let us assume that such a being has an etheric light-body, that it is
    • but who only in higher worlds take on a light-body or something of
    • that nature. This light-body may be the expression of what such a
    • the, astral body and connection with the astral world. But man knows
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
    • physical body to the entirely different sheath found between death and
    • his own body. Through countless facts that need not here be dealt with
    • in detail, he becomes aware that he must regard his body as the
    • not suited to the world we have to enter. As our physical body is
    • bath of molten iron would have on a physical body. We should not be
    • acquired by initiation because, when he lays aside the body, he
    • laying aside the body he has forgotten. Here you have the real answer
    • remind him, after he has laid aside his physical body, of all that he
    • body. This perception is experienced in the body that, in its several
    • example, with the hands. The feeling oneself into the etheric body is
    • into the etheric body, but at the same time our thoughts also expand.
    • not to life in the body. For anyone who has been led aright into
    • experience independently of the physical body — in other words,
    • learning to live in the etheric body — one grows into the etheric
    • The body that man lives in when once he can perceive the etheric world
    • is his etheric body. But this he already possessed before. The
    • difference between his etheric body before and after super-sensible
    • observation is only that through initiation the etheric body is as it
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
    • characterise how the withdrawal from the physical body, and feeling
    • living oneself into the etheric body seems like a flowing out, as it
    • streaming out into infinity in all directions from one's own body as a
    • central point. Experience in the astral body, however, appears as a
    • springing out of oneself into the astral body. It is at this moment
    • that one begins to feel outside one's physical body in such a way that
    • everything in the physical body that was called oneself is now
    • point of living in the astral body, one is then in the astral world.
    • experience in sensory existence, and experience in the astral body in
    • and also the beings. But when in the astral body we are seeing into
    • body and of its form. It is indeed a matter of experience that this is
    • presence, as in sensory existence he might be confronted by somebody
    • yourself, as it were, as though you were out of your body, walking
    • where you stood on leaving the body, but you are now standing opposite
    • take place, and it is as if you had returned to your body and were
    • has his body as an outer sheath, and within he has his soul and spirit
    • being; his body is mortal, but his being of soul and spirit is
    • he can look back on his body as form. He then feels his being as if
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
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    • guided humanity by imparting truths gained outside the body, and the
    • physical body.
    • experience, of everything for which his physical body can serve him as
    • his etheric body, in his astral body, and also in what may be called
    • his ego or thought body. The essential thing at every stage of
    • something in order to free himself of his physical sensory body. He
    • physical body lends itself as a tool.
    • physical body, but in the etheric body.
    • In truth, in ordinary life, also, man thinks with his etheric body,
    • with his etheric body. Fundamentally, man is always thinking; his
    • etheric body is always in motion, and it is this motion that
    • constitutes thinking. But, of all this activity in the etheric body,
    • conceive of a certain relation of the etheric body to the physical
    • body somewhat in the following way. Assume that you were walking down
    • see it when it is reflected. The etheric body is in a perpetual flow
    • physical body reflects what is going on in the etheric body. This
    • etheric body is there all the time, but a man ordinarily knows nothing
    • conscious. That is why the physical body must be there, so that the
    • etheric body, which actually does the thinking, may know something of
    • physical body. This thinking has its seat in the etheric body, and
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    • world. One goes out of the body with the intention of becoming
    • body of light. As regards thought, one sees at this time in this body
    • of light, the darkening waves of the etheric body - a spiritual
    • life as inner soul content. The astral body - and innumerable
    • with the sun, and we experience the Ego outside the body. Next comes
    • and his astral body on the one hand, and his physical body and
    • etheric body on the other, is different from what it is while he is
    • awake. During the day while he is awake his physical body, etheric
    • body, astral body and ‘I’ are coupled together in a
    • astral body and the ‘I’ are away from the sphere of the
    • outside the body, when he really experiences this spiritual
    • soul-being as his own human nature outside the body, then a new world
    • example, a person goes out of his body in order to come in contact
    • of his entire mental outlook. As long as we are in the body we look
    • consciousness begins to act outside the body, this relationship is
    • this world, one really feels as if one has left one's body.
    • impression. Is it not remarkable that one goes out of the body with
    • the body with the intention of becoming acquainted with the inner
    • thy physical body, from outside the body. One knows: seen from the
    • standpoint of the spirit the physical body is like this.
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    • different ways of leaving the body (Bergson on Memory). The treasure
    • of memory helps us to leave the body. Imagination is not bound by
    • means of leaving the body by going into Space. Lecture 2 describes
    • veiled from Lucifer by being enveloped in a physical body. Man now no
    • longer sees the spirit-world, he is a sense body, where Spirits watch
    • undergoes, when as a spiritual investigator it lives outside the body
    • when, from outside the body, it looks back at its own body and on all
    • discovers what the astral body and Ego of man experience when they
    • enter when outside the body. Now there is another way of considering
    • body. I might say that the way I described in the last lecture showed
    • us the soul leaving the body, so that it simply goes out of the body
    • into space and begins to live there outside the body. This process of
    • leaving the body can also take place in the following manner. In
    • connected with the body, but rather as an interior possession of the
    • ourselves, to a certain extent, out of our body. But then we have to
    • thereby get out of our body in a different way from the one described
    • in the last lecture, where one leaves the body directly, as it were.
    • leaving the body and of entering the spiritual world, a way quite
    • If a person leaves his body in
    • differently. When he leaves his body in the manner I described in the
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    • our physical body would be like a pane of glass without any rejecting
    • substance, But the physical body becomes permeated with 'corpses'
    • perception, it is more interior. It does not touch the physical body
    • but the etheric body. That which permeates thought as a living force
    • enters into the etheric body. We do not perceive the elemental forces
    • good powers re-animate in the etheric body what has died in the
    • physical body. The meaning of 'before' and 'afterwards.'
    • lives in the Astral body; that which remains unborn in our Will lives
    • limits of his etheric body — kills something in him which
    • really to stand before your physical body in such a way that you
    • body, and your feeling would be such that you would say: ‘I
    • will have nothing to do with this physical body; I will take no
    • The physical body would really
    • behind it. But the physical body is now permeated with the corpse
    • whole body and we thereby see ourselves in the physical world. It is
    • physical body with the actual thought, but we do upon our etheric
    • body. When we think, all that is in the thought does not enter into
    • which permeates thought as living force, sinks into our etheric body.
    • place, this time in our etheric body, between the progressing spirits
    • and thither; but we do not perceive this, and our etheric body, which
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    • know oneself in the soul, outside the body - IN CHRISTO MORIMUR.
    • far as one is still in the physical body, it acts as instinct. One
    • when we live in the physical body; but to understand Christ aright,
    • symbolical dying, the going forth from the physical body in order to
    • know oneself in the soul outside the body, or the other dying, the
    • dying, to leaving the physical body, the important thing in the
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    • the weakness of one that lives in the body --
    • of death, he lays aside his physical body. This is consigned to the
    • body, that it has withdrawn from the forces and laws proceeding from
    • physical body, it succumbs after death. From the standpoint of the
    • the portal of death. To him the leaving of the physical body means an
    • happens to the physical body after death is an external process, and
    • connected with this leaving of the body. To him it means an inner
    • physical body and art leaving it behind.
    • the powers of his physical body he has become accustomed to conceive
    • the physical body, he has left all that he was able to see by means
    • of the human capacities developed in his physical body. Something has
    • entirely filled with the thought: Thou hast left thy body; now in the
    • spiritual world this body is nothing but will. Thy body is a star of
    • the background is the spiritual part of thy physical body, this
    • body. That which streams to thee as wisdom is the activity, the
    • mobility of thy etheric body.
    • awake in the physical body. It does not depend upon how long we once
    • is enkindled anew through our entering into the physical body and
    • they were used to organise the physical body and all appertaining to
    • body were but a shadow and that in them there really lives and
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    • satisfied through the body, or through having a body on the physical
    • which can only develop in us when we again possess an earthly body.
    • ourselves an earthly body which will give us the opportunity to
    • to the spiritual worlds, although I am living in my body.’ —
    • Holy Ghost even when in the physical body. As man is awakened by the
    • awakened while living in his physical body on the physical plane. He
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    • when we meet people through joining a society, or a religious body or
    • being has experienced before entering his physical body.
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    • the human being is free from his body: he is not subject to the
    • nobody. A man cannot preserve his spiritual property for his
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    • celestial body attracts to itself the bodies that are upon it”.
    • body need be there; we need only have one in our thought. For the
    • body which would be able to impart an acceleration of a centimetre
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    • notion, say, of a moving body? There is indeed, and to realize what
    • rather, don't! Try to exert pressure on some part of your body and
    • body becomes as much lighter as is represented by the weight of
    • liquid it displaces. You see therefore that when a body is in a
    • of our body — from the base of the skull downward, with the
    • body of consciousness and makes it all the time asleep. This indeed
    • a very high degree, to bring our etheric body into play.
    • Unembarrassed by the weight of matter, the etheric body can here do
    • what it wants. In the rest of our body on the other hand, the ether
    • sense overwhelms the physical, while for the rest of our body the
    • the prismatically formed body of water, — neglecting, as we can
    • yet at the same time, into the body of light which is thus diverted
    • how differently your own etheric body is inserted into your muscles
    • isolated, here the etheric body is not inserted into the physical
    • Consequently, the astral body can come into very intimate union with
    • the portion of the etheric body that is in the eye. Inside the eye
    • our astral body is more independent, and independent in a different
    • organization of the eye. To describe it we must say: our astral body
    • truth to say that our astral body is there in our physical body. We
    • interpenetrating like astral body and muscle. Or on the other hand
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    • what is material — the material of the lens, which is a body of
    • reaches what is commonly known as the vitreous body or vitreous
    • outer world. At this place in the human body therefore — in the
    • vitreous body, filling the interior of the eye and bordering on the
    • body or external fluid. In the vitreous humour there is decided
    • external. Inside the vitreous body on the other hand we find inherent
    • organs, not from within outward; whilst from within the vitreous body
    • more living, a more vital organ, namely the vitreous body. Notably in
    • things in our eye, namely the vitreous body and the lens. In origin,
    • from without, the vitreous body more from within. While the lens is
    • rather unalive, the vitreous body is full of vitality. Now in the
    • vitreous body still tries to picture the objects to us in the way it
    • body respectively. From what is thus differentiated the activity is
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    • diverted. It would be simply diverted if a transparent body with
    • path of the light — that is, a body with convergent faces. In
    • the next body-of-light will go through all the more easily and
    • make a solid body glow with heat, — incandescent (
    • the Sun or from an incandescent body.
    • from the Sun or from a glowing solid body but from a glowing gas, we
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    • solid body spreads its light and we let this light go through a
    • found to act like an untransparent body. It gets in the way of the
    • developed at this place of the spectrum) acts like an opaque body. As
    • body looks red, another blue, and so on. It is no doubt simplest to
    • gathering of all the colours — falls on a body that looks red,
    • this is due to the body's swallowing all the other colours and only
    • another body appears blue. It swallows the remaining colours and
    • transparent body. Look at the chlorophyll from behind: we see —
    • When in this way a body shines with one kind of light while illumined
    • So you have two stages. The one is Fluorescence: we make a body
    • cause a body to remain coloured still for a certain time after
    • illumination. And now there is a third stage: the body, as an outcome
    • the distance s the body passes through, and the time
    • a so-called “body” flowing through space with a certain
    • totality, the quickly moving body; instead, we think in terms of two
    • We should not say “The body moves through such and such a
    • distance”; we ought only to say: “The body has a
    • velocity”. Nor should we say, “The body takes so much
    • time to do it,” but once again only this: “The body has a
    • it with what we ordinarily call our body. We do however swirl in it
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    • physical body and in the light-conditions, as we said
    • just now, with our etheric body. This in effect — this
    • proneness to confuse what we become aware of through our ether-body
    • and what we become aware of through our physical body — has
    • one and affecting the other body — a “force of
    • the one body, here is the other, and here (
    • complete in mind if I describe the whole human body as a single
    • executed by a body or by the air and our perceptions of tone or
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    • few days ago; the vitreous body, the lens, the aqueous humour
    • them — not, it is true, with our ordinary body, but certainly
    • with our etheric body and thereby also with the astral part of our
    • particular place in my body, — this is not so for warmth. For
    • will have to admit: It is only with your etheric body that you can
    • functioning as an airy body. You, as a living organism of air, live
    • 16° C. The vessel contains water. Immersed in the body of
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    • air and we may therefore say that when we hear any sounding body
    • beat back again however as soon as the body oscillates the other
    • course also go on into my own body. These are the subject-matter of
    • we come to the vitreous body, which, as we said, still has
    • what appears in quite another part of our body, namely in the
    • what is left of the eye if I first take away the vitreous body and
    • first the retina, then the vitreous body, and then for certain
    • human body I have the eye. In its more inward parts it is a
    • body in sound or hearing, then you will realize that in seeing, in
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    • the body of light that is going through this tube — this
    • remarkable way. Say that we have a radium-containing body here, in
    • magnet near to the radiating body, studying these deflections and
    • what is exploding as it were, forth from the radiating body,
    • not yet exhausted all that rays forth from this radium-body. The
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    • enters into with his body, is no more than what sucks-in the
    • itself. With your ordinary body — I draw it diagrammatically
    • draw your ether— and astral body together, so that they
    • body out beyond your normal surface; you make them bigger, and in
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    • dogmas, but refer, quite simply at first, to matters which everybody
    • behind the colours is something added by thought. Nobody can actually
    • colour is merely an effect; nor can anybody say with certainty whether
    • manifestations. This is our astral body; it is poured out into the
    • condition in which he is outside his body not merely in respect of his
    • astral body goes out of the physical body as well, and with this
    • departure of the astral body the possibility of consciousness is
    • of the members still lying in the bed — the physical body and the
    • etheric body — and on the other side, of the members outside the
    • surrendered: the astral body.
    • and his astral body have passed and in which he has forgotten all the
    • body a man is given up to another world, he draws from that
    • latter inasmuch as he pours into it his Ego and his astral body. But
    • — the astral body and the Ego — to the Macrocosm.
    • the astral body must dive down into the sheaths of man which remain
    • consisting of astral body and Ego — which at night is poured out
    • picture of the sense-world is the physical body, and what enables us
    • in waking life to have an inner life of soul, is the etheric body. If,
    • on waking, we were to penetrate into the physical body only, we should
    • the pictures. If we were to penetrate into the etheric body only, we
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    • Ego and astral body emerge from the physical and etheric bodies when
    • asserting a one-sided point of view. Man's Ego and astral body are in
    • influence on his body-free soul is exerted by several forces, or by a
    • astral body and Ego have emerged from his physical and etheric bodies.
    • through which, during the day, he moves his limbs and brings his body
    • over his body. A kind of lethargy begins to overpower him. First of
    • of dream, takes effects at intervals in nearly everybody. But in by
    • us out of ourselves brings the waking soul back again into the body.
    • Body that enables the sense-impressions to be received; it
    • of the Sentient Body and the Sentient Soul.
    • impressions of the outer world brought to it by the Sentient Body. The
    • minute scale, the formation of a planetary system and nobody will
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    • in respect, that is to say, of his astral body and Ego, man lives
    • our physical body from outside with the same eyes with which we look
    • which our physical body, when observed during waking life, is a part.
    • Ego and our astral body as we perceive outer objects in waking life;
    • Body, which enables us to see the tapestry presented by the outer
    • world. At the moment of waking the Sentient Body is wholly concerned
    • being. This body, therefore, constitutes a frontier between our life
    • is the arrangement and organisation of the physical body. By taking
    • Let nobody imagine that Spiritual Science demands that a man living an
    • however, the Sentient Body intervenes between what it is possible for
    • thus screened from him by the Sentient Body, for there he has already
    • may be compared with the circulation of the blood in the human body.
    • behold is the body of spiritual reality lying behind it. Wonderful as
    • physical body of the cosmic spirit, manifesting through this body in
    • the actual workings and forces of the Macrocosm. The body cannot be
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • physical body to be transformed to a certain extent. If we observe a
    • physical body when the etheric body is no longer working in it. The
    • physical and chemical forces inherent in the physical body as such
    • etheric body, which is a faithful fighter against the disintegration
    • of the physical body. At every moment our physical body would be ready
    • to disintegrate if fresh forces from the etheric body were not
    • continually supplied to it. The etheric or life-body in turn receives
    • astral body, which is the vehicle of happiness and grief, of joy and
    • sorrow. Thus the corresponding inner body is perpetually working at
    • the outer body. The outwardly visible part of us is sustained all the
    • time by the inner forces. How the astral body works on the etheric
    • body and the etheric body on the physical-that is what a man would see
    • see somebody performing his daily work. What we draw into ourselves
    • forces of Cosmic Feeling streaming into him that the astral body is
    • will pass when you wake in the morning? Nobody who has not in the
    • Guardian of the Threshold and enable us to recognise the astral body
    • open in him; the true form of his own astral body, which on waking in
    • big eyes — the astral body that was born out of the Macrocosm. If
    • us by. In such a case the experience has been in the astral body only.
    • etheric body and reflected to us by the latter. An image of ourselves
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    • the inner Organisation of his astral body if he could, on waking,
    • descend consciously into this astral body; and we were able to form an
    • returns again into the prison of his body. There may also be another
    • body, of the spiritual part of man. But it is possible to descend
    • into the physical body, and whether there is anything between the
    • astral body and the physical body. Yes, as is made clear in
    • bodies there is the etheric body, so that in descending to that level
    • we should encounter our etheric body and perhaps also traces of our
    • physical body, which otherwise we see only from without but which we
    • of the inner nature of the astral body. We will now consider what the
    • teacher, to experience in connection with the etheric body. The
    • physical body can be born towards which he feels drawn. Strange as it
    • body; it then becomes evident to him that the etheric body has a long
    • the etheric body he now bears. He began to work at this etheric body
    • came to the Earth. When it is said that man consists of physical body,
    • etheric body, astral body, and so on, this is merely an indication.
    • he began to form the archetype of his etheric body. It was then that
    • body had reached the point of being able to absorb these
    • concentrated as it were in the present etheric body and were given
    • his etheric body man learns to know his “upper” nature. The
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    • however, are always qualities of some external body, for an external
    • body may be solid in the form of ice or also be liquid or gaseous when
    • harmony into the astral body. When he loses the Ego, disorder prevails
    • — beings who naturally have no external body but who are related
    • Around us, we have, firstly, the physical world. The physical body of
    • etheric body alone had worked on man, he would be like a plant, for a
    • plant has a physical and an etheric body. Man has in addition the
    • astral body; but so too has the animal. If man had only these three
    • members (physical body, etheric body, astral body) he would be an
    • nature. All the higher members of man work on his physical body; the
    • physical body could not be what it is unless man also possessed these
    • higher members. A plant would be a mineral if it had no etheric body.
    • Man would have no nervous system if he had no astral body; he would
    • thinking when we are free of the body after death, but of how we think
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    • over and over again that nobody who has had experience in this domain
    • shattered and has a detrimental effect even on the body. Many
    • into incarnation in a body of flesh. [* See Dr. Steiner's
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    • sheaths with his astral body and his Ego, it is obvious that during
    • Ego has poured into the cosmic expanse; hence the entry into the body
    • slipped back into the body. A kind of contraction of the Ego takes
    • perceived as the human physical body. Accordingly we may say that the
    • Now let us consider more exactly how the Ego slips into the body, and
    • advancing in our development. Nobody who takes the concept of
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    • worlds. Nobody who has undergone this training will regard every
    • far-reaching truth. Nobody gets anywhere near the real truth if he
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    • through the body and back, so that what really belongs to the heart is
    • today in the physical body; for a while they have developed side by
    • itself in the body, that man will also have a quite different external
    • human body of the present age. What we have to attain through
    • of the Earth; in his body the substances can be combined in no other
    • We cannot picture present-day man as a being with a physical body
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    • planetary evolution, having evolved out of an ancient planetary body
    • body — Jupiter. (Again this is not the Jupiter we know today but
    • lying in the bed, while the astral body and the Ego pass out into a
    • is the body that remains visible on the physical plane, together with
    • the invisible etheric body, and the super-sensible part of man's being,
    • consisting of astral body and Ego. This latter part is beyond the
    • night, something that has a physical and an etheric body? We know that
    • man's physical body is subject to quite different laws immediately the
    • etheric body leaves it at death. It then becomes subject to purely
    • fighter, which from birth until death maintains the human body intact
    • during sleep, is the etheric body, or life-body. But man possesses
    • man's physical body. But this body is permeated by a higher system of
    • law belonging to the etheric body which abandons the physical body at
    • sleep consists of physical body and etheric body. The plants too
    • body in common with the plants. But there is nevertheless a radical
    • difference between the physical body of man and the physical body of
    • — are permeated by the astral body and Ego, whereas the plant has
    • these bodies are permeated by the Ego and astral body.
    • higher level by virtue of his, astral body and Ego. In our human
    • dependence. As far as his body is concerned he can dispense with
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    • completely tied up with the idea that man is a being of body
    • and soul. This idea of man as a being of body and soul governs
    • body should be divided into body and soul, we are doing the
    • body and soul. In fact, we can make progress only by dividing
    • body, soul and spirit. Otherwise, we always arrive at an
    • body on the one hand, but into a being with a soul and a spirit
    • of the human body, we cannot stop at the fact that hunger is
    • be able to found a science of the physical body. We have to go
    • beyond the purely inner experience and investigate the body
    • processes in the physical body and we arrive at a physiological
    • experience purely inwardly, and subject the body by itself to
    • science, just as the body provides the physical basis for our
    • body in everyday life, which is more or less its outward form,
    • body reveal itself beyond its outward form, and that from the
    • orientated toward the ordinary body, are related to
    • physiology, biology, to the science of the body. We can never
    • arrive at a science of the body by feeling a little or very
    • science of the body. We have to start with our purely inner
    • body, to the things that are arrived at through scientific
    • possible way, just as the life of the human body is
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    • concerned with the body — is
    • spiritually in the single moment when his physical body is
    • digestion, just as the physical body has a material
    • even have the same relationship to our body as we have in
    • impression that comes from the body. Thus we maintain the same
    • relationship with our body when dreaming which we have in
    • isolated even from our own body.
    • of his spirit-soul-body constitution operating through his
    • senses, movements and his own physical body. This also
    • that spiritual experiences are achieved outside the body. The
    • the body, and he can now compare this with the world of
    • leaves the body. But because he lacks the necessary organs to
    • spiritual world, draws himself again into the physical body on
    • waking, and then makes use of the physical body in order to
    • to the body between going to sleep and waking, and what sort of
    • and returns to the body from when it leaves the body. And in
    • entering the body once more it can happen
    • submerges into the body and makes use of the body, and having
    • uses the body as a means of perception. But it can also happen
    • into the body. What the soul upon waking has acquired since the
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    • nobody hoped to find America or anything like that. The
    • with which the body is connected, but with a super-sensible
    • for ordinary life is, bound to the physical body, so far as
    • realize what it means to live outside the human body. With our
    • faculty of memory we are bound to our body. With this developed
    • faculty of memory we are no longer bound to the body, we enter
    • before us. When we achieve this independence from our body, the
    • body — in the same way that a
    • consciousness outside the body, and how consciousness arises
    • when the spirit-soul part again enters into the body. When this
    • physical and super-sensible, to return to the physical body
    • to be received by a physical body which comes from the father
    • penetrates the body. We acquire knowledge of how our soul lives
    • being is strongly attached to the body when he goes to sleep
    • because he no longer has any desire for the body. Only after he
    • physical body which has reached the 35th year of life. After
    • experiences a desire to return to the body, and from this
    • It is possible for love to be independent of the human body.
    • faculty of memory which is independent of the body, and
    • now works on our physical body, we come to a quite
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    • everybody, spiritual or occult science can be made intelligible only
    • from epoch to epoch. A Grecian body, an Egyptian, Chaldean, ancient
    • Persian or ancient Indian body was, in the finer parts of its
    • body from incarnation to incarnation, and the outer progress and
    • science. The human physical body will be quite different when, in the
    • independent of everything belonging to the body. That is to say,
    • thinking faculty of the body, then and only then shall we acquire
    • human self is not confined within the limits of the physical body; on
    • world — our own body. In ordinary life we are here and the
    • independent power of thinking, we are outside our body, one with all
    • that we otherwise see; our body in which we live is now outside us;
    • from the physical body and contemplate it as something external. Even
    • body lies in the bed and we are actually outside it, just as is the
    • body, being drawn back to it by countless forces, as by a magnet. A
    • physical body without consciousness on his part.
    • everyday life is applied by every human being through the body, in
    • or smaller amount of blood to one or another organ of the body; to
    • know its own being — which is independent of the body. The
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha took place the earthly body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • three years after the Baptism in the Jordan, Christ lived in the body of
    • earthly manifestation of Christ in a physical, human body. How, then,
    • Golgotha, He laid aside the physical body?
    • years after the Baptism, to express Himself in a human body. But in what
    • physical body, for that was given over to the physical earth and is
    • during the three years after the Baptism in a human body — in
    • incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth, was more than man, so is
    • and dwelt for three years in a human body also includes the fact that
    • mankind experienced the resurrection of His body in that
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    • Body: Image
    • the body of man too was an image of the spirit. So when this ancient
    • of this body he felt himself to be an image of the spirit.
    • threefold entity of spirit, soul, and body: as spirit in his
    • archetypal form; as soul, the messenger of god; as body, the image of
    • This ancient wisdom contained no contradiction between body and soul
    • transmitted by spirit; the body is the image of spirit. Likewise, no
    • an image of spirit in one's own body, and the same was true of
    • every body in external nature. Hence, an inner kinship was
    • experienced between one's own body and those in outer nature,
    • body. The correspondence of soul and body was such that, in a manner
    • of speaking, the body was only the vessel, the artistic reproduction,
    • Body: Force
    • Since the living spirit had been lost to human perception, the body
    • this later age, the body changed into something that I would like to
    • call “force.” The concept of force emerged. The body was
    • human body became a force which no longer bore the substance of the
    • Not only the human body, but in all of nature, too, forces had to be
    • become more tenuous, while the body, the external corporeal world,
    • there arose the contrast between body and soul, man and nature. Now
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    • Nobody notices how much matters have changed. We take a certain
    • mysticism that one experienced more outwardly with the body; for
    • example, geometry with the body's orientations to
    • inner experience of the body, as yet not lost.
    • spreads out into the whole body. The breathing and blood rhythms of
    • limbs, with one's whole body, if it were not for inserting
    • his body and it becomes something abstract. He loses his
    • blood as a mystical experience, anybody would have founded a
    • Only thus could it even occur to anybody to conduct such
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    • surface of a given body or to its path of movement. Geometrical and
    • looking at a body found in it the image of spirit. One then looked
    • own body and appearing as above-below, right-left, and
    • because everybody understands them.
    • Everybody knows what time is,
    • how this went against the grain of somebody who, like Berkeley, still
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    • sound-aroused body and continue on into my ear. The shape that the
    • refuge in man. But before too long, nobody had any idea of how they
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture VI
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    • sought for within man, but only because nobody had any better ideas.
    • smell and taste, man has to remember that his ego and astral body
    • warmth in the external world outside his own body. When, during the
    • experience them as reality, when we are outside our physical body. We
    • horizontal lines stand for the physical and etheric body of man, the
    • red shaded area for the soul-spirit aspect, the ego and astral body.)
    • Man experiences them outside his physical and etheric body,
    • spiritual is active only with the aid of the physical body. Hence it
    • can only be experienced outside the body. We should not be told that
    • itself to the body if it is to comprehend mathematics. Nor was it
    • and live independently of the body, outside the body, in order to
    • indeed indwell and permeate the physical and etheric body during the
    • assume that somebody says: “Here I have water. I cannot use it
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    • members — the physical body, the etheric body, the astral body
    • When we observe the physical body and consider the possibility of
    • inward experiencing one's physical body — we should begin
    • of place of one's own body. To some extent at least, we also
    • experienced in the physical body.
    • body is that the corresponding processes in the body, such as weight
    • all science. The inner experience in the physical body was totally
    • by a falling body. The older world view placed the visual observation
    • the physicist says: A body, or rather a point, on which no external
    • interferes, and the body has achieved a given speed per second, it
    • second, and a body is called inert if the velocity remains
    • is a moving body, traveling a constant distance per second,
    • calculating the position of a given planetary body in the heavens,
    • conceiving things somewhat as follows: A central body, let us say a
    • proportion to the mass of the bodies. If the attracting body has a
    • experience within man's physical body; to objectify what was
    • physical body; to view it in outer space independent of the physical
    • corporeality, although this space had first been torn out of the body
    • about the human being. Through separation from the physical body,
    • experience in the physical body, modern physics arises. It comes into
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    • etheric body. Hence, we can even look at the table that I put on the
    • body, the etheric body, the astral body (the inner life of the soul,)
    • of the physical body, an inward experience of movement, an inner
    • physical body. It would not have occurred to anyone in those times to
    • human organism, which in turn was permeated by the etheric body.
    • the ether body. Chemistry was tied to man in former ages. Later it
    • etheric bodies, the contents of the astral body and the ego
    • When man had the inward experience of his physical body, he had the
    • corresponds in outer nature to the processes in his physical body. It
    • is similar in the case of the etheric body. Not only the etheric, was
    • perceives the psychological, the processes of his astral body? The
    • and call the astral body and ego-organization the “upper
    • body. Water we experience in ourselves when we experience the etheric
    • body as the agent that moves, mixes, and separates the fluids. Air is
    • experienced when the astral body is experienced in thinking, feeling,
    • impression that nobody knows anything at all anymore about the deeper
    • those processes in the human body that have to do with the intake of
    • impression that this is all they need to understand the body. But
    • completely penetrate the body and be assimilated by his organs. But
    • etheric body is the driving agent that mixes or separates the fluids,
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    • science, we must say that we member man into physical body, etheric
    • or formative forces body, astral body (which essentially represents
    • physical body resides only in the small part of the human
    • hold of by the etheric body in such a way that it is in a constant
    • as are active in oxygen and other gases. In these, the astral body is
    • forces body pulsates through all fluid and liquid elements of the
    • body, it also sweeps along the solid substances. Everything in the
    • the physical body. Our present-day physics contains statements that
    • physics of the physical body. As I have explained a number of times,
    • lives inwardly in man by virtue of the etheric body. The work of this
    • body in the fluids was once experienced, but now it is only dimly
    • What was experienced together with the cosmos through the astral body
    • human nature, in his physical body. This experience, after the great
    • hold of if all we see is that a body changes its position in space.
    • But if we know that the body possesses an inner velocity-impulse,
    • then we have something that lies in the nature of the body. We assert
    • nothing about a body if we merely indicate its change of position,
    • that has significance within a given body. It matters little
    • body (his lower organization) even more dead than before.
    • already today in the higher organization of man, where astral body
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    • create a body of meaningful views of a physical sort within a general
    • react to heat of the several organs of the body escapes attention.
    • body. Our whole body corresponds in this sensation to the eye in the
    • body to the heat conditions. The fact that we may use our finger to
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    • body of a certain length without breadth or thickness and turn our
    • we deal with the expansion of a three-dimensional body we obtain a
    • — the volume of an expanded body heated to a certain temperature is:
    • body. It is simply considered that since the fraction
    • body. For this purpose we have here a vessel filled simply with air.
    • body, you will see what happens. We will warm it by immersing the
    • at once rises. Why does it rise? Because the gaseous body in the
    • you see that the gaseous body has expanded. We may conclude that
    • until the whole body of our physical concepts is extended we will not
    • idea: When a body is solid it is under the influence of the earthly
    • laws in every respect. On the other hand, when a body was spoken of as
    • were under the earthly system of laws; and that when a body melted it
    • was influenced from outside the earth. And when a gaseous body was
    • called air, the feeling was that such a body was under the
    • historically at this point,) this body was lifted out of the earthly
    • sought for planetary forces acting when a solid body changes to a
    • be placed within the body itself. It was necessary to rationalize and
    • arranged in such a body. And to these unfortunate molecules and atoms
    • embodying the connection between the earthly and the cosmos beyond the
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    • we select any solid body and heat it, it will become warmer and warmer
    • as the body absorbs heat, its temperature rises. At the moment when
    • the body begins to melt, to become fluid, the thermometer ceases
    • rising. It remains stationary until the entire body has become fluid,
    • theory. We have prepared here this solid body, sodium thiosulphate,
    • Now we will proceed to heat this body and I will request someone to
    • body is melting the temperature does not rise.(Note: The thermometer
    • in question expands. Now if we heat such a melted body further, the
    • (dotted line.) It rises as long as the body remains fluid. We can then
    • you select a fluid, that is, a body that has by the application of
    • If I select a gas — a body that has been
    • I had reached when the body had begun to melt or vaporize. You can
    • solid body. But suppose I obtain the fourth power,
    • not so for a gas or vaporous body which extends itself in every
    • vessel closed on all sides. The solid body possesses a form simply by
    • virtue of the fact that it is a solid body. It has a form of itself,
    • opposites. The solid body provides for itself that which I must add to
    • the gaseous body, namely the completely surrounding boundary.
    • is there of itself in the case of the solid body. So that, without any
    • define a polaric contrast between a gas and a solid body in the
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    • liquid from a gas. Now you know that when we have a solid body, we
    • organ. This organ is simply inserted into our body and we cannot,
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    • unknown to us. Heat and pressure exerted on a body or the state of
    • aggregation that a body assumes according to its temperature, also the
    • one side, to see how a solid body melts, and can establish the fact
    • increase and its reappearance when the whole body has passed into the
    • by turning of the body. The thing that you have within you as a
    • Let me give you an analogy. When we follow the heating of a solid body
    • becomes higher. We can see this on the thermometer. When the body
    • we are using soul-forces without the help of the body, we notice a
    • because our inner soul life no longer uses the physical body.
    • of temperature as we warmed a solid body to melting point. We showed
    • until the body began to boil, to evaporate. When we extended our
    • the body can solidify, it can give itself a form
    • and the gas and the liquid, the fluid body standing between. This
    • case of a solid, we have that all around the body which occurs in the
    • directs our attention to the fact that a solid body has over its
    • body of water. It is at right angles to the line joining it to the
    • point we pass from the terrestrial condition of the solid body where
    • over into the fluid state. From its own kingdom, the solid body enters
    • ceases to have individuality. And when we carry the fluid body over
    • body loosens itself from the earth, as it were, and enters the realm
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    • lower it below the melting point. Now, when a fluid body is solidified
    • by being brought under the melting point, it remains a solid body. The
    • noteworthy fact, however, is that if we impose on this solid body a
    • influence of this force — the gravitational force — the body
    • agency a body falls to the earth (we may at this stage speak of the
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    • for all that you can perceive. When you are dealing with a solid body,
    • And if we observe heat phenomena in a solid body we have fundamentally
    • totality, we are obliged to consider them as related to the body of
    • cosmic body, being so organized that we could exist on such a body. We
    • planetary body would regard as normal something which would be the
    • relations become negative and a negative body appears. As the
    • the negative tetrahedron is the sphere. The polyhydric body goes over
    • have the solid body with definite form. It goes through the fluid
    • body in which the fluid state is in question is in an intermediate
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    • a body is the result of opposition to this striving to form a
    • body, at that instant the environment becomes jealous, if I may borrow
    • with condensation and rarefaction in the body of the gas as a whole.
    • you begin with a definitely formed body, then imagine it to become
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    • by warming a body at one particular spot. We then notice that the body
    • body
    • If we simply bring another body in contact with the warm body, the
    • second body will become warmer than it formerly was. In modern physics
    • portion of a body to another portion, and it is also conducted from
    • one body to another in contact with the first. A very superficial
    • then we apply heat and see a body getting warmer gradually piece by
    • particle to particle through the body, since we are able to determine
    • nothing about the process except the gradual heating of the body?
    • body reacts, one part after another, to give him the sensation of
    • a great deal of body building. The nearer we approach the condition of
    • childhood, the greater the body building, and as we take on years
    • there is a withdrawal of the body building forces. In proportion as
    • the body building forces withdraw, conscious reasoning comes into
    • form outside the body can be experienced. And how do we experience
    • it, in this form, in any given solid body. We know that if conditions
    • somewhat as if I observed the spirit separated from the body in death.
    • world is some sort of a body of a material nature,” we have to
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    • gaseous body, that is a development from form as a definite thing. And
    • Of course, much now incorporated in the body of knowledge known as
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    • involved in a transparent body. I am not now speaking of transparency
    • relatively transparent body is and what an opaque body is as these
    • method of expression in physics would be as follows: an opaque body is
    • light that fall on it and thus become a visible body. I cannot use
    • of fact, we cannot simply say: a transparent body is one that by
    • opaque body is one that throws the light back. For how can such a
    • through conduction or flow of the heat condition either through a body
    • or from one body to another one touching it has been observed. The
    • Imagine that we have a body bounded by a definite wall, say of metal
    • I can assume that something goes on in the body itself. Let me now ask
    • reveal themselves within, that is, what takes place in the body as the
    • It is thus a question of dealing with minute distances within the body.
    • temperature within the body. The following formula expresses the
    • effects of temperature fall within the body:
    • we must really represent a heat quantity working within a body by
    • of the earth as originally a living body and what is today inorganic
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    • movement of the gaseous or aeriform body. And now comes up an
    • body glows. You can see that this body has been in the light cylinder,
    • that the gaseous body manifests in its material configuration, what is
    • etheric body and the ponderable material. It is ether and matter
    • We have to say that our earth is spatially limited as a physical body
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    • following: What you are outwardly as a physical body that you are
    • body. Furthermore, what shows itself in this realm of reality
    • body if we consider the earth as a whole.
    • material body mutually react on one another we see a certain thing
    • picture the following to yourselves. You know well that the human body
    • body. But the thing we must strive for is not to form abstract
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    • only as a physical body. But Philosophy was originally a
    • soul-content which was not experienced by the physical body, but by a
    • etheric body, forming the basis of the physical body, and this
    • physical body. Man can use the organization of this etheric body just
    • as he can that of the physical. This etheric body draws ideas from the
    • super-sensible world, just as the physical body does, through the
    • ideas through this etheric body, and as the spiritual life of man has
    • lost this etheric body and its knowledge, Philosophy has
    • universe. To this end it was necessary that not only his body but also
    • picture one can no doubt understand the human physical body. But the
    • etheric body remains unintelligible, and in a still higher sense that
    • body can only be recognized as a member of the Cosmos, if the etheric
    • soul-life can have its origin in and with the physical body through
    • — namely the astral body — is the cosmic element of man.
    • world of which the one which gives him body and soul is but an image;
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    • its experience becomes free from the body. We see clearly that
    • compulsion on him either through his body or his soul.
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    • ether and one in our physical body. The condition is not right if
    • his growth, and the chemical changes of his body, as in waking
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    • physical, and there formed union with the body which exists through
    • the dissolution from the body; he is given a pre-vision of what really
    • body, so in the will it can establish something comparable with a
    • dissolution of the body, because its nature shows itself, even during
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    • the body. When in waking the soul begins, with the help of the body,
    • of that which should be experienced by the soul in sleep, as the body
    • outside the body; and its inner life is an inner reflection of the
    • world without ever assuming a human body, is also one of the soul's
    • entering into a physical body through conception and the life of the
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    • body of the individual human being. Man feels the spiritual cosmos as
    • In the spirit-cell of the physical human body which the
    • incorporated in his physical body, though unknown to himself, carries
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    • ordinary consciousness is a result of the physical body, and therefore
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    • Anybody criticizing Anthroposophy from the outside should take note of
    • realize that visions are not independent of the body but dependent on
    • independent of the body. The Visionary is more deeply immersed in his
    • physical body and earthly life.
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    • the formative powers, which in their sum represent the etheric body.
    • What is present in the etheric body has been woven into man from the
    • This actually means that the etheric body dissolves after a very short
    • processes. This union brings about a Being of spirit and of body
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture X: On Experiencing the Will-Part of the Soul
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    • these parts of the human body while in the act of volition.
    • practices. They reduced the body to a state which made it difficult
    • soul to break away from the body and to be stimulated to independent
    • set free the will-part of the soul from the body have been
    • strengthening of this soul part from the direction of the body, but
    • the consciousness living inside the body realizes the body in itself,
    • knowledge of the human being which embraces spirit, soul and body, a
    • knowledge of the human body. We can genuinely say that Anthroposophy
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    • researcher the planet Mars, for example, is an objective body whose
    • the aura of a cosmic body. What a clairvoyant would have seen in the
    • body, and speak for three years in a man, Christ Jesus. This was known
    • lived on earth as a man in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Hence Christ
    • Before then, nobody could have spoken these words, because the Light
    • etheric body, the second member of man's constitution. We know that
    • in an adult human being of today the dimension of this etheric body
    • is practically the same as that of the physical body, but in a young
    • child it still extends far beyond the physical body, especially around
    • to see how certain forces surge up from the body below and then stream
    • radiance in the child's etheric body, a radiance that fades away in
    • can be seen working together. The body of light is composed of these
    • weeks of life. This body of light gradually presses into and is then
    • within the child's brain. To begin with, the etheric body was
    • This was surrounded by a body of light from which the etheric body gathered
    • such as Jesus of Nazareth, in whose body Christ lived as soul for three
    • years. Just as in a child the etheric body itself prepares the physical
    • in this work. Who, then, had so transformed the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • upon the body from outside and was subsequently able Himself to pass
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    • spiritual world sees to it that nobody can become a law unto himself,
    • it? It is the etheric body of the mineral that originates in the cosmos,
    • the etheric body of the mineral is present. There suffering begins,
    • like a spiritual ray of light. The etheric body of the mineral encircles
    • its physical body. It could be said that where the mineral exists as
    • such, the etheric body has densified to such a degree that it has become
    • fact that the etheric body of the plant is within it, permeating
    • previously as being the etheric body of the mineral outside it.
    • be said about the plant were that it is permeated by an etheric body,
    • happiness and suffering; the astral body within the animal weaves and
    • as though embedded in an etheric world and has its etheric body around
    • it. The plant is permeated by an etheric body and because the plant world
    • is embedded in an astral body that is part of the collective astrality
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    • of his lowest body, the human being seems as if he had grown out of
    • part of all, namely, his physical body. But the occultist knows that this
    • idea of this physical body when it is taken for granted that the physical
    • body is what can be seen with the eyes and touched with the hands. That
    • body. As it confronts us, this physical body is already permeated by
    • bones before us cannot without further ado be called the physical body.
    • This physical body of man consists of the same substances and forces that
    • art in the structure of the human body. That this body looks and feels
    • and constitution are mingled with it. The body of man seen by the eye
    • is not, properly speaking, the physical body. The physical body as such
    • The remaining corpse is the real physical body, the body freed from
    • this physical body follows laws quite other than those followed until
    • body of man would be a perpetual corpse if it were not permeated by
    • the etheric body that throughout life fights against the decay of the
    • physical body. The ether or life body is the second member of man's
    • in his etheric body as well, and it is this difference that is of
    • particular interest to us. In what respect does the etheric body of man
    • consciousness is able to acquire knowledge of man's etheric body. To
    • occupied by the physical body is then, for the clairvoyant, filled through
    • and through by this etheric body. It has approximately the human form in
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    • what takes place at the moment of death, how the etheric body, the astral
    • body and ego bearer pass out of the physical body and the tableau of
    • body emerges, frees itself from the physical body and then dissolves
    • in the astral body is not nullified after death when the physical body has
    • his desire for tasty foods, for desire clings to the astral body and
    • on to go into the matter with greater exactitude. So if somebody dies
    • experiences in the physical body is of value to him because he evolves to
    • within the body of the other. Thus, a man lives his life in backward order
    • corpse comprises whatever from a man's astral body has not yet been
    • path the human being takes with him an extract of his astral body: firstly,
    • goodness and morality form the extract of his astral body. At the end
    • it he has laid, as it were, the extracts of the astral body and of the
    • etheric body, the good impulses of will.
    • but far rather with the blood that flows through the human body. This is
    • he has of Devachan is that he is seeing the form of the physical body
    • This body is, of course, incorporated into the “continental”
    • you are living in your physical body and hence say “I”
    • to it; not so in Devachan. You are then outside the physical body but
    • of your physical body. This is an incisive, significant event for the
    • physical body as “I,” but you say, “That art thou!”
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    • would reverberate upon him; nobody could prosper at the expense of another.
    • his astral body as a third corpse, everything upon which the ego has
    • extract of his etheric body, a kind of fecundation now takes place.
    • where a physical and an etheric body befitting this soul are produced.
    • the physical body as an instrument, is prepared from the beginning in
    • or reincarnations possible. Not until then was man able to embody on the
    • no longer find a suitable body today if the principle of the
    • is essentially the etheric body that is worked upon by the female element.
    • In the etheric body, where the permanent tendencies are rooted, the driving
    • of the generic., is anchored in the etheric body. In the etheric body
    • of the etheric body. Death, at conception, is already woven into the
    • human body. It is a happening that hardens, as it were, and deadens
    • the etheric body, which otherwise would multiply ad infinitum.
    • The etheric body, which originates from the female principle and would
    • Propagation consists in the production of a copy of the etheric body
    • is at the same time individualized. In the deadened etheric body there
    • has transformed the physical body into spirit man, the etheric body
    • into life spirit, and the astral body into spirit self, man stands at
    • in this process, those who integrate the etheric body into him and those
    • man could not himself make the etheric body an integral member of his
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    • Metamorphoses ofMan's Physical Body.
    • confronts us as an assemblage of physical body, etheric body, astral body
    • Neither the ego nor the astral body are the most perfect members of
    • man's being by reason of being more spiritual; the physical body, a
    • member. What a truly magnificent structure it is, this physical body
    • of man! The astral body is admittedly more inherently spiritual but it
    • and passions. Why is the physical body the more perfect? Think of man's
    • of the physical body. Wisdom itself is articulate in them. How does
    • the astral body behave toward the heart? Certainly not always wisely!
    • Because of its longings, the astral body needs to have the means for
    • enjoyment and it continually maltreats the physical body, continually
    • Because the process of building the physical body has occupied a far
    • longer period in the past than have the other bodies. The physical body
    • was the establishment of his physical body. At that time there were
    • still no rudiments in the physical world of the etheric body, none of
    • the astral body nor of the ego-bearer.
    • body to which it is now possible to look back with occult sight; this
    • cosmic body is Saturn, Old Saturn, of which we have already spoken.
    • human beings on Saturn. For the occultist, a celestial body is only
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    • the cosmic expanse, separated from the planetary body together with
    • the planetary body, namely, Old Moon itself, still containing all that
    • cloud-body. Certain conditions brought about a densification or hardening
    • bodies remain in the bed and his astral body is outside. Fundamentally
    • body then was never entirely within the physical and etheric bodies
    • connected man's physical and etheric bodies with his astral body.
    • Through this organ, which was a delicate, luminous body, man's astral
    • body radiated into the other bodies. His consciousness was neither that
    • he was warned of danger also by them. The astral body extended far beyond
    • the physical and the etheric bodies; the form of the physical body alone
    • the astral body did not sink into the physical body as deeply as it
    • body eventually sank right down into him. It could be said that what
    • existed on Old Moon, the descent of the astral body would have taken
    • for the evolution of the physical body, and on the earth man was to
    • be permeated by the astral body after having evolved physically on Old
    • and earth-plus-moon became one independent body, containing the substances
    • of the progressed beings who drew out the solar body, while the normal
    • body was abandoned by its spiritual members, just as today the physical
    • body is abandoned by its spiritual members at death.
    • took place and a new search for the physical body began, as happens
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    • forms of man's body equipped with bones such as exist today. The substance
    • of man's physical body at that time was still flexible, gelatinous,
    • there were not yet connected strongly with the physical body but were freer
    • from it. With the solidification of the physical body, which now became
    • upon his astral body and had themselves remained backward in their own
    • able to work only upon the astral body for that was the highest member
    • man's astral body, but man himself had meantime progressed and the ego
    • astral body, but only through and by way of the ego. These higher beings
    • would not have allowed themselves to work directly upon the astral body,
    • man, the higher beings alone would have worked upon his astral body
    • by way of the ego and so have purified the astral body. Instead of this,
    • upon man's astral body from every side and consequently the astral body
    • astral body. Fundamentally speaking, this is still the case today; it
    • man's astral body was permeated by the luciferic beings, he was led
    • the deterioration and premature densification of man's astral body;
    • were forming. At that time man's astral body still had a far greater
    • first half of Atlantis the texture of the human body was much softer,
    • both shaped and overpowered the physical body. A man of ancient Atlantis
    • of strong psychic forces — in that condition the physical body
    • physical body was still pliable, he could more easily adjust himself
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    • with its light is only the external body of a sublime spiritual being
    • the life of my body, the etheric existence of my senses, the expression
    • of my deeds, the astral body.”
    • beginning of our time-reckoning dwelt for three years in the body of Jesus
    • body. Those who follow the course of Christianity know that the personality
    • The earth is the body of Christ; His habitation is within the earth.
    • a soul feels drawn to the body that is fitting for it, so does the god
    • body of Jesus of Nazareth, at the moment when He died on Golgotha, He
    • physical body, etheric body and astral body had been prepared for him
    • been able to find the path into the spiritual world. The body of Kashyapa
    • Kashyapa's body into the spiritual world will have descended more deeply
    • than any being has ever done. Christ Himself releases the body of Kashyapa.
    • In the period following this event the body is no longer there. What
    • does this mean? It means that the body was immediately transported into
    • the spiritual world. The body of Kashyapa can be liberated in the element
    • But whereas man's body becomes frail and infirm, in his real self he
    • to Christ and to the dead body on the cross is the greatest transformation
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    • physical body contains organs that today no longer function. They are
    • physical body. The process began in the middle of the Lemurian epoch
    • physical body will come into existence in the next incarnation. A bad
    • and etheric bodies of a man asleep remain in bed; his astral body and
    • his astral body and ego enter during the night? It is because the astral
    • body of the average human being who leaves the physical body during
    • spiritual training, the chaotic astral mass, which the astral body of
    • in his astral body. To be capable of this the power in his inner life
    • world are not suitable for developing organs in the astral body. But
    • your astral body thereby, generating organs in it. These mental pictures
    • needs of souls and the possibilities offered by the human body.
    • physical body and in the spiritual world. The hierophant watched over the
    • body. The impressions from the spiritual world are now imprinted into the
    • purification or catharsis of the astral body has been achieved, brings
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    • near one. Nobody can be guided over by the Ferryman but all can be
    • physical with the etheric body; the life-force and the passions and
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    • forces must be purified by the soul-forces, the body itself can only
    • appearance, that which is visible in him, is the body. That must be
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    • human body was able to receive the imperishable soul. This human
    • the human soul has worked in and formed the human body for its higher
    • At the time when the human body was first fructified by the
    • moon, forming one body. At that time, the earth beings of today had
    • cosmic body of sun, moon and earth. Every living thing on earth
    • Just as the earth was born from the body that also comprised the sun
    • recognize the human body as that of a spirit. As truly as the human
    • body is the bearer of a spirit, so the celestial bodies are likewise
    • His body is separated from the forces that rule in sun and moon but
    • dependent upon the sun's activity as a separate body shining upon the
    • physical body and immersed itself in the darkness of instincts,
    • body. At that early time, however, the soul could work only
    • desire for enjoyment trespass against the rhythms of the body! I have
    • was united with the human body at that time. Then he has achieved
    • cosmic spirit. Just as the body is born out of the corporeal, the soul
    • body united itself with merely material forces, so the soul unites
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    • earth, and the earth, sun and moon still formed one body. Man already
    • existed at that time but he had no body; he was a spiritual being upon
    • The square is the symbol of the fourfold nature of man: physical body,
    • ether body, astral body and ego.
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    • physical human body, we recognize a super-sensible human principle
    • man we call the etheric, or life-body.
    • physical body and to find there the etheric or life-body. Now occult
    • more than his physical body, and then find the etheric body — so
    • We then find that just as behind the physical body of man there is a
    • life-body, so we can also find a sort of etheric or life-body behind
    • between the etheric body of all physical nature and that of man. When
    • occult vision is directed to the etheric or life-body of man, it is
    • discovered that in physical nature the etheric body is a plurality
    • there is a single unitary being as etheric or life-body in man —
    • that just made, namely that there is an etheric or life-body
    • as when we look behind the physical body of man we come to the etheric
    • or life-body, so in this way we come into a region in which,
    • whereas the etheric body of man is a unity, that which we perceive as
    • ourselves to the peculiar play of a body of water tossing in a
    • to occult sight as the etheric body, so must we think of all that is
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    • these different beings signify what the etheric body or life-body,
    • life-body is a unity, whereas the etheric body of the earth consists
    • etheric or life-body of the earth. Thus it is no unity, but
    • If we wish with occult vision to discern this etheric body of the
    • veil of the physical world. Then the etheric body of the earth which
    • one also draws aside this further veil, described as the etheric body
    • of the earth? We know that behind the etheric body is the astral body,
    • as the third principle of man — that body which is the bearer of
    • the human being the physical body, behind this the etheric body, and
    • behind that the astral body. It is just the same in external nature;
    • this represents the etheric body of the whole earth, with all its
    • kingdoms of nature. Now can we also speak of a sort of astral body of
    • its kingdoms, corresponds to the astral body of the human being? It is
    • certainly not so easy to penetrate to this astral body of the earth as
    • to the etheric body. We have seen that the etheric body can be reached
    • body and the rest of what belongs to it; but the normal man is then
    • his astral body out of his physical and etheric bodies, he is no
    • may call the astral body of the earth, into which man plunges with his
    • own astral body at night when he falls asleep. This astral body,
    • into this spirit-atmosphere man's astral body plunges during the
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    • body feels freed from his physical and etheric bodies. We must have a
    • stage, he can only make use of his astral body in order to look into
    • the spiritual world. Thus the body which a man makes use of at the
    • first stage of clairvoyance is the astral body; at the second stage of
    • his etheric body. By means of this he can even in ordinary, normal
    • his etheric body in this way as an instrument for clairvoyance, he
    • perceiving his own etheric body, so to speak; but on attaining this
    • there am I myself.” It is as though our etheric body stretched
    • substance which is at first contained in the body of the snail. The
    • extend their own etheric body as tentacles, is it possible to know the
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • to human eyes and senses is his physical body. Thus we look upon the
    • physical body as the first human principle. The second, the etheric
    • body, we already regard as something super-sensible, invisible to the
    • normal consciousness, and the astral body we regard as the third
    • nature, from the physical body to the consciousness soul, are already
    • of them as separate unities. In a certain sense the physical body of
    • man is one unity; the etheric body of man is another; and so likewise
    • of principles which we could call physical body, etheric body, etc.,
    • possessing no physical body as part of themselves, but who,
    • corresponding with the physical body of man, have something which in
    • are beings of a higher category, not having a physical body as one of
    • we can compare with the physical body of man, but instead something we
    • our physical body, so does the life of those beings of a higher
    • Form as their lowest principle. Then instead of the etheric body which
    • Spirits of Motion, instead of what is to us our astral body, these
    • regarding his physical body as his lowest principle, so among such
    • resembling the physical body of man; as something which has form. Just
    • as we have something of form in this physical body of man as his
    • physical body of man belongs to man. When we see man before us, his
    • etheric body, astral body, sentient soul, etc. When we look at a
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    • astral body, we have to allot to the Spirits of Wisdom. That impulse
    • Jupiter that shining body which revolves round the Sun as the second
    • only a body (bl) which is, so to speak, on the outermost limits of the
    • a great and mighty etheric heavenly body is there, which, through the
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • human nature (the human ego, or astral body) to be in existence under
    • other conditions on a cosmic body, and there go through a development
    • without being incarnated in a human fleshly or etheric body. That is
    • body, in a way not taken into account by the ordinary materialistic
    • when he investigates a physical body? Well, he takes a piece of the
    • different things. In one part of the human body we have something upon
    • worked upon, not only by the etheric body, but also by an astral body.
    • The astral body permeates and works upon the brain-substance, and
    • which the astral body, in cooperation with the etheric body, does not
    • that the liver is also permeated by the astral body, but that it does
    • liver. On the other hand, the etheric body takes a very essential part
    • study the liver when we know that in it the etheric body with its
    • forces plays the chief part, and that the astral body, though it
    • brain-substance as something in which the astral body has essentially
    • the largest share, and the etheric body only a lesser one. Again, in
    • physical body of man in the occult sense, not in the sense of mere
    • spleen are very different organs; the astral body has, in a very
    • made on one who looks at a human corpse, a physical body, the bearer
    • the other stand before a physical body left behind, deserted by the
    • body, but were to form it into some sort of organ, and by a certain
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    • impression of that which corresponds to the physical heavenly body.
    • consciousness has of such a heavenly body.
    • to observe the heavenly body physically, but by thus transporting
    • present, as a heavenly body upon which we ourselves wander. If we shut
    • body, etheric body, astral body, and what we call the
    • body of the animal in our ordinary sense-world, as we do that of man.
    • astral and an etheric body to the animal; for we ascribe an etheric
    • body to man in the physical world because it would not be possible for
    • his physical body to exist alone in the physical world. This is
    • body is then left alone in the physical world and falls to pieces; it
    • away of the physical body, and this combatant is the etheric body,
    • it an etheric body in the physical world. Now because it is clear to
    • therefore ascribe to man an astral body; which is visible to occult
    • experience is only possible when an astral body is present.
    • physical body; so that we actually become acquainted with a completely
    • pulled out of our body. Other life also, conscious life, is connected
    • body has in falling asleep and waking. Only one must not compare these
    • physical body of the minerals. Hence the mineral appears to us as
    • inorganic, devoid of life; on the other hand, we have its etheric body
    • astral plane. The etheric body of the mineral, therefore, is to be
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    • being active on the physical plane; his physical body, etheric body,
    • astral body and ego. Further on we drew attention to the fact that in
    • found its physical body on the physical plane, its etheric body on the
    • astral plane, its astral body on the Devachanic plane, while in the
    • their own substance the astral body to man, during the ancient
    • received his astral body from the Spirits of Motion. In other words.
    • astral body — which was new to him, for at that time he had only
    • ancient Moon period, gave man his astral body?” Where are those
    • ancient Moon, gave him his astral body from their own substance? This
    • astral body was preserved as a germ in the earth-existence; and, after
    • earth had been formed anew, then this astral body once more developed
    • his astral body and having themselves made their proper progress. Now
    • the astral body is to be found on the astral plane, where also are the
    • group-egos, but already in the astral body of the plant, forces are
    • the astral body. The offspring of the Spirits of Motion belong also to
    • but upon the astral body of the plants.
    • planets of the planetary system. In every being the astral body is
    • Spirits of Motion, these forces would, as the astral body is not in
    • the time when these Spirits of Wisdom themselves gave the etheric body
    • the old Sun-condition; the etheric body of man was then derived from
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    • while that which corresponds to the etheric body of the mineral we
    • have to seek in the so-called astral world; the astral body in the
    • physical plane — the physical as well as the etheric body, the astral
    • body and the ego — we must as it were, distribute all that man has on
    • the astral plane that which corresponds to the etheric body of man; on
    • the Devachanic plane the astral body; and on the higher Devachanic
    • certain body of cubic form, and at another of a different form, we
    • Now we come to the so-called etheric body, which we must describe as
    • investigator cannot find what he has to describe as the etheric body
    • astral body of the plant, or the group-ego of the animal. As we saw
    • of the animal, he also perceives the astral body of the plant, and
    • that which lies behind the mineral kingdom as its etheric body. Now we
    • dead. These streams of life, these life-forces, this etheric body must
    • body itself, namely, Mercury or quicksilver. These are the principal
    • substances which are connected in their etheric body with the
    • astral body, we have to ascend, as it were, to a still higher world.
    • as we had to ascend from the astral body of the plant to the
    • regard to the mineral kingdom, if we pass from the etheric body to the
    • astral body we must again ascend to the fixed star. That is, we can
    • the etheric body of the mineral, is pressed in from outside. Whereas
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    • works into your body and hence affects the coming generations. I am of
    • everything false about the “I” in you will corrupt your body.
    • wither in body and soul, destroys him. One need only be objective to
    • evolution. His physical body was developed on ancient Saturn; gods
    • then worked upon it. Then his ether body was joined with it on the
    • divine spiritual beings. Then on the moon the astral body was
    • my physical body, but they are less exhalted than the Divinity who has
    • will only experience his astral body in this way when he has changed
    • it into manas or life spirit, and his ether body when he has
    • for him the gods who worked on the physical body. If he makes images
    • worked on his ether body because man has his ether body in common with
    • only those divinities who worked on his astral body. But man is made
    • such feeling a healthy force that will make your physical body, your
    • ether body and your astral body healthy.”
    • in the right way, the body withers, becomes weak and sickly. If the father
    • does not place the ego into his soul in the right way, his body
    • That which does not permit the ego to thrive causes the body to
    • your body and thus affects the coming generations. I am of divine
    • cause your body to become wasted!” Thus it was inculcated into every
    • the ‘I’ in you will corrupt your body.”
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    • etheric body to the physical body is loosened, even partly withdrawn.
    • times, the etheric body had to be slightly separated from the physical
    • body, which was thus formed in a special way. Christ Jesus therefore
    • said in regard to the physical body, “Blessed are the beggars, the
    • Of the etheric body He said, “Formerly, men could be healed of
    • illnesses of the body and soul by ascending into the spiritual world
    • Of the astral body He said, “In former times those whose astral bodies
    • egos, through the in-dwelling Christ, to purify the astral body on
    • earth. Thus, the new influence in the astral body had to be presented
    • Christ will not incarnate again in a physical body as he did in Jesus;
    • and not in a physical body. From the middle of the twentieth century
    • reappear in the etheric body — now it is an absolute necessity to
    • etheric body. This manifestation will take the form of a natural
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    • The physical body has its especial development in the first seven
    • the etheric body play in man. Then the forces of the astral body begin
    • the soul-development would coincide exactly with the body-development.
    • never more return to a physical body. How did that which flows out
    • revealed itself in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. All great religions
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    • last. Then he does not come back again in a human body.”
    • were asserted that the Buddha would return again in a fleshly body.
    • body. But we anthroposophists recognize the truth in the religions; we
    • Buddha could reappear in a physical body. Genuine knowledge will
    • three years in a physical human body.” — If in anthroposophy
    • They will live in men, and will embody themselves as parasitic animals
    • the physical body”...but he had to say to men: “I will place
    • earthly body as a carrier of the Christian mystery. Only a hundred
    • say that the Christ can be incarnated in a physical body. On the
    • who said to him that the Buddha could appear in a fleshly body:
    • you believe that the Christ comes again in a physical body; you
    • believes that the Buddha would appear in a fleshly body.” What
  • Title: Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture I
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    • body; how the child sleeps, as it were, into the physical-earthly
    • influence upon the etheric body, works over into those physical,
    • body that is at work within the feeling for speech in the erect being;
    • the etheric body that permeates all of this with the force of
    • thinking. But all of these work into the physical body. When we
    • astral body, etheric body, — all of this is in the physical body
    • will, it is this that, when astral body and ego have passed over into
    • body and ego, which also share in language, the capacity to come near
    • language, integrates him within a certain body of people. Individual
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    • no body, no organism, in the pre-earthly life, as we still possessed
    • the human being can pass only outside the physical body, and had come
    • of a pre-earthly existence, abstract thinking, with the physical body
    • earth — that the body becomes dust, but the spirit lives further
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    • well, my dear friends, suppose you were to ask anybody who lived at
    • they may grow old respectably. But nobody knows how to direct things
    • ancient Greece nobody would have known how to speak about objective
    • from the circulation of the body. But you might say: But human beings
    • incapable of awakening anybody. In short, human beings, in community
    • thick fog, with the mantle of objectivity, and so nobody notices what
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    • identity when in sleep he was outside the physical body and in the
    • body in sleep. In true perception of the world, this is at once
    • was not very portly in physical life, yet when his soul left his body
    • but when his soul steps out of his body in sleep into the
    • concepts such as the concepts physical body, etheric body, astral
    • body, which are so nicely arrayed on the walls of theosophical groups
    • potassium and pointing to the etheric body. It is exactly the same,
    • incarnation and inserted it in my present body. In principle, these
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    • body has been lost to man's sight. Form an idea of how utterly
    • physical human body, has united itself with the physical human body.
    • will say something rather paradoxical. Suppose somebody found what he
    • body, and so on — in a way that is singularly foreign to life.
    • of pre-earthly existence and unites with his physical body in order
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    • almost incredible that anybody should be regarded as a kind of
    • one tired. And nobody knew what to do with the forces which could
    • allegories! It was enough to drive a sensitive soul out of its body
    • of this earth in the sense that when man only lets soul and body
    • intercourse with another human being. They counted somebody else
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    • man is limited to the physical body alone. With modern science there
    • his physical body. That is why science can only speak conclusively —
    • question of the physical body. True, people talk about psychology. It
    • connected with the physical body. They cannot form the slightest
    • the physical body and the soul can be understood only at infinity.
    • lead us to the second member of the human body, to the human etheric
    • body, the body of formative forces.
    • be able to understand the physical body of man, nothing at all of the
    • etheric body. Knowledge of the etheric body is not based upon
    • etheric body, only farther from it. Finally we entirely lose the path
    • body.
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    • set free with the drying up of the body. And people in olden days
    • on the body. The body withers, but the soul becomes free.
    • body and spirit, and said: At the age of thirty, the physical begins
    • and then from the whole human body. It is as though you were to draw
    • able to speak at will now Chinese, now French, now German. Nobody
    • man, who cannot be known as is the outer physical body, which can be
    • meaning of the terms, “life body” or “ether body”.
    • astral body alone is concerned with man's life of soul. But
    • concept might be expressed as follows: Up to now the astral body has
    • believed in other human beings; now I need something that somebody
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    • the nervous system in the rest of the body. It is only in his head
    • educate somebody who will be greater than we. It is impossible to
    • what he is given grows with him just as his arms grow with his body.
    • For if they were to meet somebody who in their opinion was not
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    • where soul and spirit are not found separated from the body but where
    • the physical body is perceived as being of the nature of soul and
    • into the ground during the winter. But nobody thinks about the fate
    • a head, two arms and a body, and that was spirit. There was nothing
    • culture, mummified the human body. In the epoch of the old Indian
    • fettering of the spirit. A distinction had arisen between body and
    • having been made yet between body and spirit, if the body had been
    • was already a clearly established separation between the body and the
    • the sheath of the physical body, in the next epoch through the sheath
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    • of his body upon the head. You all know that breathing is connected
    • The head is nourished and invigorated by the rest of the body.
    • described from the aspect of the body. One can say, man is always in a
    • belief in body, soul and spirit was tabooed, and medieval theologians
    • the “membering” of the human being into body, soul, and
    • duality, namely, that man consists of body and soul, and not of body,
    • this, namely, that Anthroposophy differentiates between body, soul and
    • man consists of body and soul.
    • this differentiation of body and soul without being aware of it. They
    • man consists of body and soul. In truth, however, they are following
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    • soulless observation of the body is unable to look through the bodily
    • being, regardless whether we are speaking of soul or of body. From the
    • organism. This latter part of the human body could be further divided,
    • must be different from that in regard to the rest of the body.
    • this is not the case with the rest of the human body. It would be
    • evolution of man through the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Through the
    • body which has passed through death, Earth evolution has taken
    • in a body, as it were, and a soulless body, on the other hand; but
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    • scientific researchers, when they assert that man consists of body and
    • have to consider man as consisting of body and soul, if we ascribe any
    • appearance, namely, that man consists of body, soul, and spirit. The
    • consists of body and soul do not know that their concept is merely the
    • consisting of body and soul, the soul having some spiritual qualities.
    • realities. Prior to the fourth century, nobody would have
    • consisting of body and soul, whereas in truth they merely follow the
    • these beings enter his soul and also his body. Here they suck in, with
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    • ether body something takes place which must enter our consciousness
    • purely physical aspect, the human ether body is essentially engaged in
    • of the soul before it had descended into the physical body through
    • but spirit, soul, and body working into one another. This will be
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    • body. What do I really mean by pointing to the natural-scientific
    • body from outside; he sees the transition it passes through; he sees
    • soul dwelt in the body, and that it now becomes a nature-being, given
    • lifeless body; it is completely relegated to the inorganic world.
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    • similar to that of a physical wound upon the body.
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    • instrumentality of the physical body. The immediate,
    • physical body with what is outside it during sleep, and his
    • physical body must be at his disposal with its
    • do with the physical body — as little as we
    • physical body. We have thus in our physical body what we may
    • passive reflector in the case of the body, but with something
    • reflection, the physical body has behind it all sorts of
    • spirit and soul being to the body. We will hold before our
    • consciousness, the physical body is an adequate reflector.
    • as our spiritual-soul kernel must make use of our physical body
    • body as a reflecting apparatus for the super-sensible
    • may so describe them, open within the astral body, but what
    • lives in them must be reflected by the etheric body, just as
    • ordinary life is reflected by the physical body. We must now
    • learn to manage our ether body, and it is entirely natural
    • since our etheric body is usually unknown to us, although it
    • reflected by this ether body.
    • he has still his physical body to which he can return. But in
    • Kamaloca the physical body is gone, even part of the etheric
    • body — the part which most immediately reflects for
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    • soul life the physical body is assigned as an instrument,
    • only upon a part of the etheric body, but upon certain forces
    • of the physical body. We must consider here as enclosed between
    • addition a large part of what is called the human etheric body.
    • body.
    • subconscious feelings. The activity of his etheric body
    • body, affect the organism beneficially, or obstruct the entire
    • the circulation, breathing, and the forces of the etheric body.
    • body. He cannot injure the coarser and more solid
    • distinctly visible when what remains of the etheric body has
    • been influenced in this way; for the etheric body is in
    • etheric or his physical body. He would observe the action
    • form it, how they issue from the human etheric body and build
    • physical body. He sees his own physical eye as he ordinarily
    • gate of death and is released from the physical body, his
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    • through death the physical body remains behind within the
    • earth-forces, the etheric body dissolves within the cosmic
    • of the physical body, the physical organization. We have the
    • the whole body, but is located primarily in the head; we have
    • as a pump which pumps the blood through the body. Nothing more
    • agility of the astral body and ego, and the heart's movement is
    • body the forces which will carry over into the next incarnation
    • formed in the physical body and in the ego. This ego, as it is
    • physical and etheric bodies the astral body and ego. This is
    • also breathing. In the morning you inhale the astral body and
    • exhalations of the astral body and ego as you have in and out
    • many in and out breathings of the astral body and ego as you
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    • world, how this human being is constituted, how the physical body has
    • Saturn character, the etheric body Sun character, the astral body Moon
    • that in the words. If anybody today uses the word “wind,”
    • etheric or life-body. Whereas a person should exert himself to come to
    • matter; and the astral body also. One starts as a rule from the
    • physical body, goes further to the etheric or life-body, and says:
    • that is built after the pattern of the physical body, only finer
    • the human soul so long as it is in a physical body, but understood
    • physical brain; for instance, either by a soul still in the body, but
    • connection, it is chance whether a human soul is in a body of flesh,
    • which remains there — which is now there in the body, and which
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    • Gospels are in all hands, now everybody occupies himself with them.
    • a body which sprang from the parental pair called Joseph and Mary,
    • born in a body, which as a body, through its physical organisation,
    • found an unsuitable body (which could happen through his being unable
    • to find a suitable body), then he would not be able to express the
    • must be born in a body, which, as a body inherited from forefathers,
    • to Christianity. A suitable physical body had to be created out of it
    • body had to be created through purely physical heredity for him who
    • passed on to that body which was born at the beginning of our era. To
    • transmit the right body was again the mission of the ancient Hebrew
    • without our perceiving, for instance the astral body winding round a
    • ancient observer saw the flower and the astral body round it —
    • physical body; the greatest missions especially were not bound to a
    • a result of the ancient streams. The hair today on a human body was
    • course, that body can be evolved from it which can furnish the
    • generation, so that finally the body which became the body of Jesus
    • change of teeth, at the age of seven, and in this the physical body
    • to the age of puberty, in which the etheric body is active in the
    • astral body is especially predominant. And so we see in the
    • people which as people had to provide a body for a most perfect Ego or
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    • astral body, in which were those forces which were the forces of
    • his astral body. The ancient human being saw, perceived in the astral
    • body. Further evolution consisted in this, that the transition was
    • found from the astral body to the use of the Ego. With reference to
    • only the astral body could do this.
    • Man employed his astral body as organ of knowledge, but he lost more
    • astral body. And the more one approached the Christ Event, that stage
    • of evolution arose of which man must say: My astral body has less and
    • could not so run their course that man saw how his astral body
    • astral body similar to the way one should later see and know through
    • body. That was an anticipation of the egoity in the astral body. Man
    • The astral body really belonged to the ancient moon. At that time, the
    • was man's task to use his astral body. Everything else was only
    • become fully man in the astral body; but on the moon, only the angel
    • could become man in the astral body. Therefore — just as in the
    • — prophets were so inspired in their human astral body, that the
    • astral body only the angels of the moon have raised themselves to the
    • in the human breast, since the astral body had gradually lost the
    • astral body was put in activity, it could see in the divine spiritual
    • dark in man. Man could formerly spread out his astral body over
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    • That which we call the astral body and ego separate from the
    • what is described as the astral body and the ego, do not really
    • mirror-picture of his ego and astral body. If man were
    • but the true form of his Ego and Astral body. But we must quite
    • clearly realise that the true form of the Astral body and Ego
    • the sleep condition, he experiences in his Ego and Astral body
    • shadowy side of his Ego and Astral body; and that he cannot
    • Angels did not work into our Ego and Astral body, we would
    • until waking up, the reality of man's ego and astral body is
    • his Ego and Astral body are not then active; but they are not
    • to feel himself an Ego and Astral body, and to feel his etheric
    • that his hands and his whole body is himself. Wrongfully the
    • physical body absorbs that consciousness, so that it appears as
    • if the physical body brought about our personality. Anyone who
    • thinks that his physical body brings about his personality is
    • is to radiate back our astral body and ego, forming the
    • ego and our thoughts, in other words, our astral body.
    • produced by our body. Mankind is subject naturally to this
    • consciousness was united with his physical body. Of course,
    • by his physical body; in olden times no man felt himself bound
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    • have a specific relationship with the organs of the human body.
    • The second principle is Prana, the etheric body; with this we
    • the etheric body.
    • Then comes Nama, the astral body. This has developed its activity in
    • the astral body did not have the specific stamp in man which in fact
    • body, and thirdly his astral body, you have what in the fifth
    • life-force permeating the etheric body) you will see that in one way
    • the Atlantean stood at a still lower stage. His etheric body still had
    • Kama is the astral body, Kama-Manas the intellectual or Mind-soul, the lower Manas.
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    • brother with her, had slain him and had thrown his dismembered body
    • lapsed into these wild magic arts. The astral body was so changed
    • to-day is still active in the astral body. But Manas is what is active
    • the astral body, will be so advanced that it will be able to think.
    • Forces of Kama. The forces of the astral body.
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    • Foundation of Christianity. Sieg renounced his body and placed it at
    • Sieg therefore was the Chela of the north who placed his body at the
    • treasure; in the fight with the dragon he has made his body hard as
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    • etheric body that is especially relevant in this consideration. You
    • know that the etheric body belongs to the sphere of the occult; it is
    • essentiality of the etheric body does not consist in its appearing as
    • indeed, the architect, the creator of the physical body. Just as ice
    • forms out of water, so does the physical body fashion itself out of
    • the etheric body, which, like the ocean, is flooded through by many
    • Everybody has these
    • five currents hidden in him. The healthy etheric body appears so that
    • suppose however, that everything pertaining to the etheric body is
    • etheric body. It is a fact.
    • in the etheric body.
    • The astral body is the
    • inner soul experiences depend upon it. The plant has no astral body
    • correct representation of this astral body only when we follow up the
    • that a man's physical body is the oldest and most complicated member
    • of his being; his etheric body is somewhat younger; his astral body
    • younger still; the youngest of all is his ego. The physical body has
    • only the first germ for the physical body existed on Saturn. He
    • lacked all his other bodies — etheric body, astral body, and so
    • Sun, that the etheric body was added. At that time the human etheric
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    • the human body. [Here, again, length = depth. –
    • body shaped itself. Let us go into this more deeply! Let us picture
    • been impossible for man to acquire his present body. Objects had to
    • impressions, new impressions, and form its body correspondingly, for
    • in accordance with what you think and feel is your body formed. What
    • present body to shape itself, the human being had to be surrounded by
    • this form was given to him so that the body could form itself
    • fields for tilling did not yet exist. The human physical body existed
    • Warmth or Fire. Man lived within it, his body actually a kind of
    • Sun. When the physical body had reached the airy stage, it was
    • impregnated with the etheric body. There were no other beings but Air
    • capable of taking up an astral body.
    • for the physical body was formed; on the Sun the etheric body was
    • added; on the Moon the astral body. But something additional happened
    • body in the Moon period was full of raging passions. Only later, when
    • the ego was added, was the astral body purified. For this a planetary
    • when the Earth began, the ancient Sun and Moon were again one body.
    • physical body but possessed an etheric body as their lowest member,
    • would have received a physical body whose highest form would have
    • body. In our time man's astral body, even when it has slipped out at
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    • he had a certain immortality in that he directed his body from
    • outside, that he broke off pieces of this body and added new ones, so
    • necessary not only that he direct his body from the outside, that he
    • broke off pieces of this body and added new ones, so that he
    • himself from outside, but he also had to slip into this body,
    • a man finds himself completely in his body has he been able to
    • destiny of his body. Earlier, when he still hovered over it, this was
    • when his body falls apart, he feels the suspension of his ego because
    • he identifies himself with his body. Only gradually, through
    • body is here as the school through which to wrestle through to
    • the soul, indeed, even work later on forming the body. Whatever a
    • your soul goes its own way in the spiritual world. Your body returns
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    • future they will no longer form part of the human body. There are
    • live in the physical body. When one investigates the original human
    • clouds through the world today will offer its matter so that the body
    • face that rests on the body of clouds, on the rock and columns. In
    • physical body, crystallized from out of space, is the lowest. The
    • The purified body of the snake, this world spiral, has deep
    • will have developed as purified snake body will no longer work
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    • the physical body in the centre became ever clearer and clearer,
    • everybody would have understood them in the material sense. The
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    • What is essential is that we can realise warmth by touching a body
    • body, a burning substance out of which the light streams. It could be
    • recognisable. What happens to a body that is destroyed through fire?
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    • If you had flown through the body of ancient Saturn, you would have
    • Personality, had to build his body out of warmth. I told you
    • that was there, a external body. As you have to-day a body and a
    • rayed forth light, and an outer physical body which consisted of gas
    • and air. As the man of to-day has a body consisting of earth, water,
    • itself. They could now differentiate their own body of gas from the
    • there was a process of real breathing of the whole body of the Sun.
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    • as the breathing process of the whole body of the Sun.
    • heavenly body which was not dead, but was full of life.
    • that in the first place the astral body is changed in such a way as
    • when the astral body is so far transmuted that the ‘I’
    • has complete power over it, we say: this astral body has become of
    • same with the etheric body. When the work of the ‘I’
    • the etheric body, and the transmuted etheric body is the Life-spirit
    • the physical body, when it overcomes the strongest of the resisting
    • forces, the forces of the physical body, then the man has in him the
    • transmuted his physical body to Atma or Spirit-man. Externally, the
    • physical body is seen just as a physical body, but internally, it is
    • such is the body which is physical body and Atma at the same time.
    • The etheric body is at the same time etheric body and Life-Spirit or
    • Budhi, the astral is astral body and Spirit-self or Manas; the ‘I’
    • the physical body, he has still higher stages of development before
    • etheric bodies and his physical body. Through this he will gradually
    • gaseous body. While ancient Saturn was a dark warmth-body, the Sun
    • the human kingdom arose in the physical human body on Ancient Saturn,
    • the first germ of the human body; on the Ancient Sun was formed the
    • in the physical body was poured out, sacrificed, by the Thrones.
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    • yourselves a globe, or heavenly body which would have the sun as its
    • system, whereas we have seen that it was a body of warmth, not of
    • gas. Ancient Saturn was a giant body of warmth.
    • In the ancient Moon we have the first heavenly body, which is outside
    • as it formed one single body, the Moon extended to the orbit of the
    • body; approximately in the place where the present Mars has its
    • orbit, was more or less the periphery of the original single body.
    • of Mights divided. The more advanced ones drew out with the body of
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    • Spirit of an epoch is the spiritual body of the Archai or the
    • somebody must, after having split off the rest of the planets, [have]
    • is a far nobler heavenly body, Beings have evolved upon it who stand
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    • the physical, the etheric, the astral body and the ‘I.’
    • draw the human physical body as a circle, the same with the etheric
    • body, the astral and lastly the ‘I’ or Ego as a small
    • body, with his Ego.
    • Generally speaking we may say: as much of his astral body as man has
    • refashioned part of his astral body is completely ruled by the ‘I’,
    • body. It must be carefully noted that all that has just been said
    • transformed astral body, that is to say Manas, as a separate circle:
    • in reality it ought to have been drawn inside the astral body. In the
    • same way we must draw above it the transformed etheric body. The
    • transformed part of the etheric body, we designate Budhi or life
    • Budhi. In the same way the physical body is transformed into Atma,
    • or Ego, the astral body, the etheric and the physical body. And we
    • physical body (1) etheric (2) and astral body (3). But now the Ego
    • these, you have to look for the physical body of Angelic beings. The
    • difficulty for man consists in his fixed idea that a physical body
    • Angels; behind this physical body, which is by no means so limited as
    • that a physical body can be so liquid and evanescent that it does not
    • part of their physical body in some one sheet of water. The physical
    • body of an Angel need not be understood as having any boundary; one
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    • As an example of the origin of a heavenly body, we shall choose that
    • of the human physical body was formed. That first foundation was
    • really formed of warmth, but in that body of warmth were already
    • formed the germ of that organ of the human body which, when its
    • human body from rest to movement — this is the heart. Here,
    • organ by which, when it ceases to beat, the whole physical body and
    • Each member of the human body was given a distinct name in ancient
    • speech. The heart was called the Lion within the body. Primeval
    • (Lion). Man received the first outline of his physical body projected
    • from out [of] universal space, and the region of his body, which he
    • an etheric body, which is not so dense. Man already had the
    • foundation of the physical body; the Spirits of Wisdom gave him now
    • his etheric body. This happened, as it were, in a second circle. I
    • is now interpenetrated by ether, by a body of ether. Although it is
    • as dense as gas, it is interpenetrated by an ether-like body.
    • human body to rest; in the region of the Scorpion are these forces
    • is but an optical delusion, for Saturn is to-day but a body made of
    • ancient Moon. Mars was essentially a body of water. On Mars, or the
    • ancient Moon — call it as you will — the astral body was
    • body of that man consisted of the moon substance or moon-water. Just
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    • of the earth first began in the form of a huge warmth or fire-body,
    • body. One would have to draw on it a point where all these were
    • happened before. What is called the physical body to-day had its
    • physical body was not as yet interpenetrated by an etheric body, or
    • by an astral body; but it was already so organised that after passing
    • gradually was this physical body organised during the ancient Saturn
    • different signs of the Zodiac slowly revolved, and the human body
    • piece the formation of the human body, and when we look up to that
    • of the physical human body. This is the great Cosmic Man, the Man who
    • body, the etheric and astral bodies and the Ego, and then again the
    • Ego works back on the other members, transforming the astral body,
    • taught that man transforms his astral body
    • in such a way that this astral body consists at first partly of Manas
    • grade of development when the astral body is completely penetrated by
    • as an astral body, it had bad desires and evil passions. Thus we can
    • the man dies. Soon after death the etheric body is dissolved; and the
    • progressed so far that he leaves nothing of his astral body in
    • clairvoyance in the Astral. The whole astral body has then been
    • was bad was left behind, now the whole astral body can be taken with
    • him into all futurity. And in the moment when the astral body is so
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    • human astral body — they could not approach the ‘I’
    • — and grafted into that astral body all the results of the
    • their deeds now slipped into the human astral body, and there
    • as the organisation of his astral body, that is to
    • Spirits; they penetrated the human astral body with their force. The
    • on Sinai. This Being prepared its advent, and appeared in a body in
    • which blood flowed — in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Through
    • the ancient holy Rishis. In their etheric body there was, as we have
    • body from great Atlantean forefathers in whom that exalted Being had
    • their Ego and their astral body, the things which their etheric body
    • astral body, He must be present in his ‘EGO,’ if He is to
    • enter the astral body but not the Ego. They are in a peculiar
    • physical and etheric body, that the astral body of man during the
    • was the circle enclosed (a) in that astral body. The Ego gradually
    • entered the astral body. What happens now? During the Lemurian
    • astral body and penetrate him with their activities, which find
    • error and evil is rooted in his astral body; the Luciferic spirits
    • the astral body also. In that same astral body, into which the
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    • been built into our body such as eyes and ears, etc., but also
    • which man is outside the instrument of his physical body, viz. the
    • nature, the physical body, the etheric body, the astral body and the
    • Ego, the latter two, the astral body and the Ego, gain a certain
    • body with the etheric body remain lying on the bed, and the astral
    • body and the Ego are liberated and live in another world. Thus in the
    • which are built into his physical body; but he has to pay for this
    • liberation from his sense-body in a certain way with darkness; he
    • world, in which he lives with his Ego and his astral body at night,
    • must of course be built into his astral body — relatively
    • astral body and the ego of the normal person are in a certain way
    • the physical and etheric bodies at night, while in the astral body
    • developed to the eyes and ears of the physical body, though the
    • that of building into his hitherto unorganised astral body, and ego,
    • equipped his astral body and ego with spiritual eyes and ears, etc.
    • Such a person would then have an astral body different from that of
    • an ordinary person since he would have an organised astral body. He
    • body, but also for all that is thus plastically formed in this astral
    • body to be imprinted upon the etheric body, even as a seal is stamped
    • the spiritual eyes and ears, etc. formed in the astral body imprint
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    • perpetual metamorphosis. Even the astral body of man, which is of all
    • body, shares this characteristic of continual transformation. That
    • human astral body. We have seen that the beings visible to a man in
    • as follows: Suppose somebody has done an injustice: from thoughts
    • of Old Sun and Old Moon. The first germ of the physical body of man
    • arose on Old Saturn, on Old Sun the Etheric body was added, and on
    • Old Moon, the Astral body. The ego was first incorporated into this
    • would gradually have become a planetary body from which the men would
    • to the earth. The Christ being entered into the body of Jesus of
    • the world soul is crucified on the cross of the world's body. This is
    • crucified on the world's body. In dim Indian antiquity it was said by
    • over the rest of the body the various land and sea formations of the
    • cross of the world's body, waiting to receive the life of the Christ
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    • represent a physical body purified and spiritualised; he produced a
    • that the outer body should be a worthy vessel for spirituality of the
    • arose the thought that an outer body must be created by so moral,
    • point of spirituality of which an external body is capable. And since
    • qualities to such a point of excellence that his body became not a
    • nearer to the earth, to find a dwelling place within a body of great
    • appeared in the body of Jesus of Nazareth, a body so spiritualised,
    • being as Buddha.] The human body which had been
    • in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Hence it devolved upon the northern
    • purified body of Jesus of Nazareth must be understood through deep
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    • finally to incarnate in a physical body, which, through many
    • sun spirit, in the body of Jesus of Nazareth was the great event
    • physical body. In the mountains, trees and stars the soul of the
    • principles are within the physical body of a man, so these spirits
    • had an etheric body for their lowest principle and their other,
    • of creating a body in which the spiritual being approaching humanity
    • to take later re-birth in a body spiritualised to such a degree that
    • a physical body and become man in a human physical body that had been
    • stage of taking up its abode in a human body in the sense world, and
    • in a physical body. At that time He could not have been experienced
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    • otherwise than they grew to be later on. The etheric body did not
    • co-operate with the physical body during the Atlantean era in the way
    • it has done since. Formerly the etheric body of the head, for
    • closer. Now it is in the etheric body that all the forces necessary
    • for the organisation of the physical body reside, all those forces
    • which unite the members of the physical body and produce harmony
    • body and especially of the head worked at the building of the
    • physical body from outside. Later these forces drew within the space
    • filled by the physical body and at the present day they work more in
    • permeation of the physical body by the etheric body, that in no part
    • perceived the etheric body extending far beyond the physical body.
    • vision perceived the etheric body still extending, especially as
    • regards the head, out beyond the physical body. Hence a native of Old
    • civilisation is to cause the etheric body to descend deeper and
    • deeper into the physical body. Thus the whole manner of human
    • which the etheric body is organised. And this in its turn is
    • descended into incarnation in a human body and has now become an
    • the physical by the etheric body is already a thing of the past; a
    • live in an era in which the etheric body is slowly emerging from the
    • physical body. The normal development of humanity will in the future
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    • into the Ego, but into the human astral body from within, just as the
    • body too soon and worked in the same manner as all other beings which
    • create freedom for him, create the possibility of his astral body
    • spheres. Thus these Luciferic beings came to the astral body of man,
    • but nothing external in this sense can come to his astral body only.
    • being consists of physical body, etheric body, astral body, sentient
    • man the different members, physical body, etheric body, astral body
    • old Indian people, the etheric body was to a far greater extent
    • outside the physical body than is the case today. The old Indian
    • could make use of this etheric body and of its organs if he gave
    • physical body, and as it were forgot that he was in a physical body.
    • understanding; I make use of the organ of the etheric body.’
    • out of his physical body into his etheric body, and from there he
    • expressive of its contents, than the medium used to embody the wisdom
    • The characteristic of an etheric body which was still to a great
    • extent outside the physical body no longer obtained in the humanity
    • of old Persia; the etheric body had by that time slipped very much
    • further into the physical body. Therefore men of the old Persian
    • civilisation could no longer use the instruments of the etheric body
    • we call the sentient, or astral body.
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    • understood by everybody, but it must necessarily remain a mere
    • lived in the etheric body of Gautama Buddha, so such an one also
    • being of that Bodhisattva who inherited the astral body of
    • us to know whereby the Christ, Who was once incarnate in a human body
    • clairvoyance in consequence of the relation of the etheric body to
    • body, in the old Persian period through the astral body, in the
    • deeply into all the secrets of the physical body was the great
    • Zarathustra who was wearing a physical body at that time. Around
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    • observation. We need but to contemplate his physical body to realize
    • following. The complicated physical body as we encounter it today is
    • old Moon, and the Earth. The etheric body was added to it on the Sun,
    • the astral body on the Moon. Now, these members of the human being
    • as the complicated physical human body, with heart, kidneys, eyes,
    • this physical body — say, the heart or the lungs — we can
    • the present physical body of man we must assemble our concepts from
    • etheric body, the astral body, etc., the sentient soul, the
    • Man's lowest member is the physical body that he has in
    • appropriately with the etheric body, then the astral body, the ego,
    • it must figure in the list just as does hearing or smell. Nobody can
    • totters and falls over. The human body contains a delicate organ
    • really unites with the body. This cannot be done by solid or fluid
    • matter. You can perceive smell only when some body sends out gaseous
    • smell, the human body takes matter as it is and makes no effort to
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    • body, and the second, the etheric body, enter a certain mutual
    • relationship whereby something new occurs in the etheric body.
    • body, and actually, men of our time don't in the least know in a
    • etheric body as water does a sponge. Spiritual science can tell us
    • what it is that acts thus in the etheric body. It is what corresponds
    • which saturates the etheric body, then, is spirit man, or atma, and
    • contracting the etheric body — cramping it, as it were. Using
    • frost, which cramps and contracts the physical body. Man is as yet
    • proportion as the etheric body is pressed together the physical body
    • as well undergoes tension, whereby the astral body makes room for
    • being squeezed out. Now, the activities in the astral body are all
    • in the astral body, and it expresses itself as a feeling of freedom,
    • principle is at work in the etheric body, and again it is one not yet
    • etheric body is saturated with it as a sponge with water. It is the
    • etheric and physical bodies, and hence in the astral body as well.
    • position, the balance is immediately restored because the astral body
    • etheric body, and this, too, is something that has entered human
    • the etheric body than do atma and buddhi, which are to be developed
    • in the distant future. Its action is to expand the etheric body,
    • the elastic etheric body. We have something like streaming warmth
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    • music is the series of intervals into which a vibrating body (a
    • able, through the force of the astral body, to push from
    • consciousness even the harmonic series. It is the human astral body
    • our astral body.
    • astral body; it is capable of still higher achievements. In the cases
    • had to be pushed back. Now we find the astral body to be endowed with
    • activity of these senses? The answer is that everybody has them, but
    • outside us we see, but not what is within us. Nobody has seen his own
    • we perceive through the sentient soul; the sentient body would not be
    • body, the outer illusion of the sentient body. We must, of course,
    • extend the concept a bit to cover those portions of the body we can
    • sentient body. Perception comes about through other activities of the
    • soul but the illusion of the sentient body. Could we perceive this,
    • This image of the sentient body comes about as follows.
    • sentient body. When two currents meet, a damming up occurs, and
    • the sentient body pressing inward from without, is the portion of our
    • the sentient soul and sentient body occurs. We see how the soul works
    • at forming the body. We can put it this way. There is in the human
    • body.
    • pertaining to the physical body; from the right, the one pertaining
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  • Title: Wisdom of Man: IV. Supersensible Currents in the Human and Animal Organizations.
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    • Spiritual science teaches us that the physical body is an ancient
    • body, the astral body, and the ego were prepared on the old Sun, the
    • Saturn the physical body was asymmetrical, conditioned by a current
    • first germ of the etheric body was also asymmetrical, with a current
    • from right to left. Thence development proceeds; the physical body is
    • occurred, the physical body would have remained lopsided,
    • development of the physical body and of the other members continued
    • body were to be formed, not into a lopsided but into a symmetrical
    • forces, which hitherto had worked on the physical body from within,
    • The physical body, as it was constituted up to the time of the old
    • The etheric body experienced a similar transformation.
    • You might ask why it is that this other side of the physical body,
    • physical body became a symmetrical structure.
    • body sends its forces into the human organism from the front
    • By being dammed up, stopped by the physical body, the
    • backward-flowing currents of the sentient body could now bore into
    • the back toward the front. The currents of the sentient body are
    • they are obstructed by the physical body, so they really had to bore
    • sentient body boring their way in. They form the sense organs. In the
    • The work of the sentient body proceeds inward, that of the sentient
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  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • the organization of the nature of man as body, soul, and spirit, from
    • The outer world must reveal itself to the soul by way of the body.
    • through the body or from within through the spirit. We shall see how
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • By reason of possessing a soul, nobody is altogether his
    • can have a detrimental effect even on the body. In diagnosing the
    • the same thing — to the perceptions of its own life and body
    • poison for the body. Much boredom is a real cause of sickness. The
    • conceptions regarding the nature of body, soul, and spirit. These
    • spirit and to set up the dogma that man consists of body and soul. A
    • body, soul, and spirit. Everything becomes confused as soon as one
    • ceases to think of body, soul, and spirit, but then, that's the way
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • thereby the human body, together with all that is connected with its
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: IV. Consciousness and the Soul Life.
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    • etheric body of the soul,” and the other, the current of
    • body of the soul.”
    • the physical body. Assume for the moment that the physical and
    • continuous stream of the etheric body that flows from the past to the
    • must join the continuous current we have called the etheric body. At
    • stream of life has made an impression on the etheric body, and
    • ego, he cannot feel his own etheric body, but from then on the ego
    • reflects back into itself the current of the etheric body. This gives
    • arises when the ego fills out the etheric body and is reflected, as
    • consciousness is that it is the etheric body being reflected inward.
    • delimitation of the etheric body. Only through this does the ego
    • remember, that the astral body comes to meet the etheric body. It is
    • the ego that fills out the etheric body and, through inner
    • change its course within the body to that shown by the other arrow,
    • body, has entered the etheric body — has itself, so to speak,
    • reflected in the etheric body at the inception of the ego, remembers
    • body and receives visualizations out of the past, itself becomes a
    • human life? It is the inner fulfillment of the etheric body. It must
    • body, and this is accomplished through the delimitation of the
    • etheric body. With regard to your outer sense impressions you are
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  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • organization of man (body, soul and spirit), as did the catholicizing
    • body and soul only. Curiously enough, this catholic development has
    • history why scientists admit only body and soul we find but one
    • unequivocally of the spirit in its relation to the soul and the body
    • body and the soul out of spiritual worlds. Thus far Brentano does not
    • superadded to the human body and soul. Therefore, when a human being
    • something that weaves through the body and holds it together, but it
    • way of body and soul, for spirit is added to it. When the human being
    • appears upon the physical plane, the body and soul elements combine
    • by father, mother, and the God. What pertains to soul and body is
    • be when soul and body pass through the portal of death. On the
    • of the Divinity being to introduce man into a physical body. It is
    • body. Born with the spirit-man at the moment of his creation is the
    • aim to attain to an earthly body. A divinely created human spirit
    • that would not demand incarnation in a human body is unthinkable.
    • belongs in the physical body and leaves it at death. Yet, if we think
    • carries with it the longing for a physical body without being able to
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • so. The body is perceived through the outer senses and with all the
    • individual being before combining with the elements of body and soul,
    • Divinity introduced us into a physical body because we needed it.
    • beings as regards