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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • anthroposophical concepts regarding the origin of man, the earth and
    • gaze into soul and spirit realms. He turns his sight away from earth
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • flowed from His wounds, a substance was imparted to our Earth, which
    • significance for all future ages of the Earth's evolution — and
    • the heart of man. In the course of Earth evolution this blood passes
    • ether of the earth. The etheric body of the Earth is permeated by the
    • Jesus had not taken place, man's condition on the Earth could only
    • etheric body of the Earth, it accompanies the etherised human blood
    • each other, thrust each other away. In every epoch of Earth evolution
    • epoch. At the time when Christ Jesus lived on Earth, preceding
    • that the most powerful Impulse in Earth evolution was about to descend
    • life of the Earth and will become visible — at first to a small
    • Earth's existence, which until the time of Atlantis was a progressive
    • Earth evolution is magnetism. Yet a third force will become
    • more of this force we employ, the faster the earth will tend to become
    • that man may become free of the Earth and that the Earth's body may
    • fall away. As long as the earth was involved in progressive evolution,
    • electricity can only serve a decaying Earth. Strange as this sounds,
    • shall also learn that it is necessary for the Earth to be destroyed,
    • into our existence on Earth.
    • 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
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  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • are mystical while at the same time having occurred on earth.
    • life on earth he does not inherit everything from his mother and
    • life in the spirit to an existence on earth, and that the spiritual
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • as we experience life on earth. From these experiences a soul-spiritual
    • to wane, we begin to cultivate something new on earth, that is, a
    • Human development on earth has already passed the middle part of life.
    • turning point of man's whole earthly development occurred. A
    • so did the disciple have to share in the life of the earth. When the
    • earth grew cold, when its plant covering began to fade, he had to feel
    • these experiences as a member of the whole organism of the earth. Too,
    • he could share in the rising life of spring and of the earth's
    • earth.
    • the earth, unable to look out into the wide world, the spirit cannot
    • himself must have entered the evolution of the earth in some other
    • entered the stream of earthly life for a period of three years. Then,
    • earth poured itself out into the world. All the events through which
    • existence of this power in the earthly world, in the earthly part of
    • We may term one of the two types of initiation sub-earthly and
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  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • portraying the Heavenly Child and His earthly destiny
    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • earthly body, and soon after birth addressed his mother in a language that
    • highest art the mystery of human evolution on earth and the relationship
    • covered with paintings that expressed this, and the earth had been brought
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
    • atmosphere of the earth itself. In the storms that ride over the fields,
    • in the mists that spread out over the earth, we see something that does not
    • changeable influences of the weather on the earth. In spring and summer the
    • holy order of the sun's forces is victorious over what the earth produces
    • out of its egoism as the weather changes. But in winter, the earth and its
    • elements of water, fire, air and earth, all active as demoniacal forces.
    • earth. Then he was filled with strength and courage and could feel that
    • forces of the earth when it breaks into the dark night of winter, so he
    • earthly winter solstice.
    • rising of the earthly sun. We realize that the spring and summer of the
    • earth's evolution occurred in the ages before the Mystery of Golgotha. Then
    • of earthly evolution and undoubtedly the mechanical forces of industrial
    • and commercial life will grow increasingly strong. The earth's winter can
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  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
    • time in our Earth-evolution there took place the union of the
    • Being walked upon the Earth of whom it may be said, “By virtue of this
    • our Earth-existence.”
    • into the spiritual Earth-sphere, so that mankind may become more and
    • into the earthly souls and bodies for the salvation of mankind. In all
    • the spiritual atmosphere of the Earth, so did that which was brought
    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • of Golgotha has entered the earthly evolution of man, so is it also
    • the earth level towards the heavenly heights of the Cosmos. He is now
    • away from the earth at which the animal is compelled to look by reason
    • learnt to alter the Moon direction to that of the Earth. This came
    • about because, during the Earth development, the Spirits of Form
    • through this position, he is wrested from the Earth. The Earth
    • growth it remains horizontal. But the Earth has no forces enabling it
    • forces had to stream into the Earth from the Cosmos, the
    • extra-earthly.
    • position, was wrested from the spiritual forces of the Earth. In that
    • to our Earth, the Being — at that time, however, of an angelic nature
    • human etheric form). In the super-earthly region Jesus of Nazareth is
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • appearance upon earth. To know Christ is to go through the school of
    • Christ did for earthly evolution was included in the fundamental impulse
    • the earth. The Being whom we acknowledge as the Christ clothed
    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • Epistles. This greatest of earthly events was prepared for by three
    • supramundane sphere, their power descended to the earth; we shall try to
    • right living, and of all the deeds of love possible to earthly humanity. Our
    • the greatest misfortune for earthly man if certain sections of his being
    • earthly life in which his eyes, if they had developed as they would have
    • While the earth was working through the Lemurian age, a Being living in
    • released that acted within human evolution upon earth. Its effect was a
    • this deed shone down into the earth's atmosphere. Then that harmonizing
    • act upon earth to prevent the withering of plant life, so must the Sun
    • Spirit be reflected upon earth from supramundane spheres as I have just
    • within the earth and break through its surface. If a human being should
    • placed the Pythia over those vapors, which, in rising out of the earth,
    • man on earth, appears to us in Apollo as though ensouled in him in the
    • Then came the fourth, the earthly mystery, that of Golgotha. The same
    • of his existence upon earth. Since we can now work in Dornach and
    • flowed over into our earthly activities was an expression of the
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • realization of repeated earth-lives in full harmony with the natural
    • prepares for a new life on earth. In other words, the core of the
    • human soul which matures during one earth-life will appear again in a
    • further life on earth. I can only indicate briefly how the spiritual
    • comes to this view of repeated earth-lives.
    • repeated earth-lives.
    • earth-lives. He said somewhat as follows: “Is this teaching to be
    • Spiritual science recognizes the truth of repeated earth-lives out of
    • civilization that ever existed on the earth.
    • claimed that the earth didn't stand still, but revolved around the
    • sun, and that the sun actually stood still in relation to the earth?
    • life on earth, that the Christian religion is the ultimate religion
    • for the earth's whole future. Spiritual science shows us particularly
    • have been Christians not only since Christ's appearance on earth, but
    • heights united with earthly humanity. Since the time He passed through death
    • world. Human souls on earth have been transformed by the Mystery of
    • has taken up His earthly abode in our human world.
    • the Christ, but that Christ's life on earth began only when Jesus was
    • however, it only widens our earthly way of looking at things beyond
    • with the earth, and they will continue to be reborn into further
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • own existence here on earth. The Linz lecture, which is here
    • earthly expression of a struggle between luciferic forces in the East
    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • highest human principle in the evolution of the earth-the Christ, who
    • the earthly realm.
    • development here on earth. Man must oscillate to the one side
    • must realize that what wove itself into our evolution here on earth
    • present, influencing human development on earth. Much could be said to
    • earth through the Mystery of Golgotha. In order to realize how the
    • for occult knowledge it is evident that the earth is not only what geologists
    • describe. Geologists conceive the earth's components as being similar
    • to the skeleton of man. Yet the spiritual also belongs to our earth
    • hours, this earth sleeps and is awake just as we are. We must
    • earth occurs during the winter, and the state of sleep during the
    • summer. The earth spirit is most awake in these twelve or thirteen
    • summer, when the earth is asleep. Therefore, St. John's midsummer-day
    • spiritual level. The old way of spiritual interaction with the earth
    • reached during the earth's wakefulness.
    • was meant to influence evolution on earth, when the Christ is not
    • as the appearance of the etheric Christ on earth. It will come to pass that
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • by beings of earth but also by the beings of the higher hierarchies,
    • Earth
    • significant characteristics of men living on the earth at the peak of
    • heavens to the earth in the second epoch still hovered over the souls
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • fighting against one another on the earth, but this, after all, is
    • comes down to the earth and can permeate the souls of men. This must
    • the earth when he is incarnated in the sixth epoch of culture. The
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • time of ancient Atlantis the human souls came down to the earth after their
    • substance of the earth. From descriptions which have already been given in
    • evolution of the earth, the human beings will therefore be born with
    • species; particularly those animals shall have disappeared from the earth
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • about which I am going to speak. According to that concept the earth and
    • and within this system the earth, so that through the continuous evolution
    • earth which we admire, came into being, man included. This view is
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • which eventually becomes the earth, and as a densifying globe it passes
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • physical earthly environment, so does he also consist of spiritual forces
    • earthly surroundings. But of course the spiritual element of our environment
    • plants physically shoot up out of the earth and become perceptible to the
    • — whose approach to the earth from without is proportionate to the amount
    • rich life entering the earth from the outside with every spring, which does
    • cosmic environment of the earth. And in the same proportion that the
    • living spiritual beings disappear out of the etheric environment of the earth,
    • draw near, that we see what has united itself with the earth, and has
    • regions of space surrounding the earth. So the inflow and the outflow of a
    • super-sensible element into the being of the earth is spiritually visible from
    • the earth, as earth, is quite different during the winter from what it is in
    • summer. For the earth enjoys a much more intense and active spiritual life
    • contradicted by the motions, proper to the earth globe. Anyone who begins
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • remainder of earthly evolution, man must receive these forces of death
    • as he must receive, in the further course of his earthly evolution —
    • for the remainder of earthly evolution — and especially in four
    • earth. For men no longer have that relationship to language which sees
    • we approach the future of earthly evolution, in the time to which I
    • periods of evolution will have to follow. Nevertheless, Earth-evolution
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • the whole earth. They look upon the earth as a globe on which they, by
    • the earth are different — and exactly in this difference dwells an
    • the Earth population divided into three parts. You cannot say:
    • earth-realities. But if you take the brilliant feats of the German
    • will. If one wishes to apply this to solid earth-realities — if one
    • people of the earth. This becomes visible in many areas. You have, for
    • the ensuing periods of earth evolution as the Christ Impulse. We have
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • diverse populations on the earth.
    • of Golgotha, the configuration of peoples on earth was determined from
    • earth in different streams. Races and peoples began to intermix, thus
    • enhancing the importance of the element of heredity in earthly life. A
    • population inhabiting a particular region of the earth moved to
    • horizontal. Whereas the distribution of human beings over the earth
    • of men over the earth now also began to have an effect.
    • and the bodies on the earth below. Speaking concretely: souls who were
    • of climate, and so forth, on the earth below, and also by whether a
    • certain region of the earth is flat or mountainous. Since the 15th
    • earth in order to live on flat ground, among green things or upon
    • that is spread over the earth. The leanings towards internationalism in our
    • forms over the earth. Truly, man is not simply the being he appears
    • earth has its echo in cosmic happenings out yonder in the universe.
    • is happening here on the earth would appear if seen, for example, from
    • your feeling, from your hearing, the earth shines out into the cosmos.
    • from the earth. You cannot perceive, hear, see, smell or feel without
    • earth.
    • soul what may be called perception of the cosmic aspect of the earth
    • indicate: here the earth shines because spirituality is contained in
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • that is, from our point of view, the forces of the earth. Yes indeed, the
    • forces of the earth are perpetually working into man. And it is our forces
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • age of seven, it is the force of the earth's depths that are active. If you
    • want to see an actual manifestation of the forces of the earth's interior,
    • seven, for these are the forces from within the earth. To delve down into the
    • earth to find the forces of the earth's interior would be absolutely wrong.
    • You would only find earth substances. The forces that are active in the earth
    • of the encircling air that work in man, forces that still belong to the earth,
    • to the earth's atmosphere. These are predominantly at work in everything
    • the earth's whole solar system work at organizing the human being.
    • So we have the earth's interior in the first period of life; encircling air in
    • the second period of life, that is, what the earth itself is embedded in. The
    • Thus man grows beyond all this work being done on him by the earth; all
    • twenty-one we draw on what comes from the earth and its planetary
    • the earth's help. Then, after we have reached the age of twenty-one, we
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • fluid organism in earthly man without speaking of the etheric body
    • is how the human as earthly being today is constituted.
    • and is related in manifold ways to the solid earth as a whole. This is
    • is related to the earth as a whole. Nevertheless it is possible,
    • such which surrounds our earth, and say: it penetrates into our
    • warmth-organism, an aeriform organism, a fluid organism, and an earth
    • spoken of how impulses of will are connected with the earthly sphere,
    • connected with forces outside and beyond the earthly sphere. But how
    • the warmth-organism. Under present earthly conditions it is not
    • As an earthly being, man's constitution is such that, by way of the
    • the astral body and coming to expression in the earthly organization
    • observation very much astray. As earthly human beings we perceive the
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • drawn from this source — but drawn from it in the earthly world, for
    • If here on the earth there were no soul capable of being with
    • This force of light that is on the earth
    • from the earth into the universe. If a grievous age were to dawn over
    • the earth, an age when millions and millions of men would perish
    • dozen men filled with moral enthusiasm, the earth would still
    • present time. But we are living in an age when either earthly
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • very deepest questions presented by the evolution of humankind upon earth.
    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • When we look back upon the beginning of human evolution on earth, and
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • of earthly humanity. We know how intimate the connection is between what takes
    • locations, so that they belong to the earth for ever after.
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • earth. The ancient Egyptian sage imagines in a spirit-filled way how the
    • powers which shine down from the sun, enter the earth and then become part
    • of the earth, and how, as powers of the sun buried in the earth, they then
    • hand over to the human being what matures out of the earth. The Egyptian myth
    • the earth.
    • buried from spring to fall in the earth where they develop the forces of
    • the earth, so that the earth may produce the fruit which humankind needs.
    • representative of the Christ who had not yet arrived on earth. In their own
    • then onwards remains with the earth. He is present, he exists, as the
    • other words, he remains with the life of the earth. What Christ is, and
    • may be sunk into the earth. No, in a sense, we must find the Isis legend
    • understanding of the meaning of its evolution on earth! All the problems
    • experience upon the earth. Our souls must again acquire something of this
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • Jesus on the earth.
    • At the time when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on earth the
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • as might illuminate human life upon the earth.
    • great mystery of earthly life was imparted from two different sides.
    • earth. These “a priori” experiences rise in an unconscious
    • Mysteries as though he must say: “Now I am living on earth; my
    • that they had lived in a spiritual world before they walked on earth.
    • the earth was present in its last remnants in the Wisemen of the East,
    • As man lives here on the earth and concerns himself with gaining
    • experiences what takes place beyond what is earthly. One is borne away
    • from the earth out into the world of the stars where we live between
    • East were led away from the earth out into cosmic space.
    • experiences what goes on within the earth. Here the Tellurian forces,
    • essentially in that outer world belonging to the earth.
    • back, as it were, into our bodies. We feel what is of the earth in our
    • bodies; for they are of the earth. The poor shepherds in the fields
    • really, felt the revelation of the earth through their bodies when in
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  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • the centre, and the sun and stars revolving round the earth. Man had,
    • through space, together with the earth, at a terrific speed. As for
    • the earth revolves round the sun as centre, while the sphere of the
    • circumference of the circle described by the earth is to the distance
    • example, concerning the sun and its relation to the earth was
    • Now it is well-known that no power on earth can withstand for long the
    • space together with the planet Earth, and his picture of the whole
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • night on the other side of the earth where we are not living, so does
    • regarded as the earthly source of Light — not indeed as the source
    • Constantinople, and he caused the Palladium to be buried in the earth
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • make Man a Man of Earth, the being who had his Manhood imprinted on
    • a new birth he descends once more to earthly life. And we have also
    • life of soul and spirit into earthly life. If their effects are to be
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • reflection, as echo, appears here upon earth. Thus, when the matter is
    • earthly points, just as we have various pictures of one and the same
    • the cosmos to the Earth.
    • experienced as he descended to earth, when with his being he created
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • then united, to undergo our period of earthly existence between birth
    • from what we experience between birth and death here on earth. Hence
    • they are so utterly different from earthly conditions. Man models his
    • ideas on his earthly experiences, and it is to these ideas that we
    • descent, when he approaches the earth to imbue himself with a new
    • universe. Here on earth we live in the physical world — in the world
    • earthly intellect. But there is nothing in this world that is not
    • image of the earth. It even has in it a kind of image of the sun
    • This is of great significance. On our descent into the earthly world,
    • birth into this earthly life.
    • outer causation. Simply as human beings on earth, we are bound to
    • takes place a union of the cosmos with the earthly realm, and in this
    • earthly world by the forces of heredity, that is, the forces of the
    • many earthly lives, has a long evolution behind it. This ego lives in
    • he has only the tendency for what he has done on earth to be
    • and in our next earthly life it is incorporated in the human being
    • earthly life, at the beginning of our next life on earth.
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • built up in pre-earthly existence — of this people are wholly unaware.
    • In his pre-earthly existence man lives in a world of pure Spirit,
    • physical body here on earth is but an after-copy of the spirit-germ
    • that is elaborated, in a certain sense, by man himself in pre-earthly
    • In earthly life the human being is conscious of his physical body, but
    • and pre-earthly existence. If out of laziness or untruthfulness he
    • cut the thread that binds him to pre-earthly existence. Untruth severs
    • this thread. In pre-earthly existence a delicate spiritual wool is
    • body. Many threads connect this physical body with pre-earthly
    • the threads that bind him with pre-earthly existence, this works right
    • the physical body to pre-earthly existence. If they break, man must
    • What is it that can strengthen man in this sense of being? In earthly
    • with pre-earthly existence remains intact.
    • short time before the descent from pre-earthly to earthly existence.
    • whole universe to mould his etheric body within earthly existence.
    • pre-earthly existence. An epoch of civilization in which this feeling
    • pre-earthly past, and his more immediate experience of the earthly
    • alas, is only really present in pre-earthly existence. Here in this
    • earthly world we have but her echo. Having left the pre-earthly life,
    • with pre-earthly existence.
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  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • of the earth.
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • deposited me into earthly life through birth. But to give myself up to
    • within the cycle of the year: man must learn to live as part of the earth's
    • We have placed as the most vital event in the earth's history the Mystery
    • life on earth, we shall have to look at human life from ever-differing
    • about the inhabited earth, what are know as the Mysteries. We find that
    • various groups of people, living their lives scattered about the earth,
    • was his experience of his earthly surroundings. Yet he felt that this world
    • earth. The minerals, plants and animals all achieve their end here on
    • earth; they can reveal themselves fully in the pictures which I have of
    • conviction that man does not belong to the earth in the same sense as do
    • the other realms of nature. His home is elsewhere than on the earth. His
    • It was part of earthly life, like a pre-natal memory. And they learned
    • men had a dreamy pictorial consciousness on earth, whereas nowadays we have
    • dignity there. He will not find it in earthly life before death. He will only
    • after death into his actual earthly life. And what we have gained,
    • into earthly man from post-earthly man. The pupil in the ancient Mysteries
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  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • preearthly life. In a certain sense it is then sent down as spiritual
    • organization before the human being enters with his ego into earthly
    • essentially during the entire physical life on earth, but it does not
    • express itself during physical earthly life as something outwardly
    • Yet this pre-earthly
    • earthly life. And this is what I would like to speak about today.
    • aftereffect of the pre-earthly existence, which in earthly existence
    • appear during earthly life. During earthly life there is a continuous
    • encounter him here on earth, we can say that the ego flows in the
    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • is directed from above downward; it acts upon the earth from the
    • world-periphery directly down to the earth instead of entering the
    • through the ether atmosphere of the earth in the right way, can, for
    • knowledge, casts light on all other earthly knowledge — just as
    • astrology illuminated earthly processes in earlier times — then
    • anthroposophical knowledge of the earth and the human being. In
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
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    • in the physical body which is given to him upon Earth, and through
    • which he is physically linked with all earthly life. So long as we
    • Earth, including that which we ourselves contribute to if, we shall of
    • his whole existence — even for what he is and does in earthly life.
    • also sleeping. The Ego as we know it in this earthly life is, to begin
    • Earth, though he was no mere automaton even then, for he already had
    • ordinary waking life, man's earthly life and action was far more
    • spiritual world into the physical and earthly; we leave it in the
    • spiritual world. Before we came down into earthly life it was in the
    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • spiritual world, and what is here of us on Earth is but a picture — an
    • on Earth, not as the real man himself, but as the picture of the real
    • Therefore in truth, throughout our earthly life our physical body is
    • Man therefore, seen in his totality, both in his earthly life by day
    • and in his earthly life by night, is related not only to his physical
    • and visible environment on Earth but to a world of higher spiritual
    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • Just as on Earth we may long to know this mountain or that river, this
    • present phase of earthy evolution. When we look up to the Moon, we
    • Earth, never what lives within the Moon itself. That it reflects the
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    • earth. And it will be one of the more beautiful results that can follow from
    • we have seen taking place — partly on earth, partly in super-sensible
    • the life on Earth, he has elaborated his karma, he then turns back again to
    • earthly existence.
    • art, which already on earth shone with the bright light of the stars. We
    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
    • spiritually with the spiritual origin of the Earth, with that World of Being
    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
    • existence, inasmuch as it was They who at the beginning of Earth existence
    • set the goal for the life on this Earth.
    • And thus was he, who on Earth had unfolded so great a love for art,
    • and intimate sense — in another way now than when he was on Earth as a
    • Raphael's earthly life that gave him satisfaction. In his own view all he
    • different — a description of what Raphael became on Earth after his
    • Earth since his death. He finds the way to tell what remains of Raphael in
    • earthly life of Raphael.
    • super-sensible being who had simply not touched the Earth at all with his
    • earthly life. The pictures are there, but one can look right away from
    • about the earthly personality of Raphael at all.
    • The truth is, my dear friends, this earthly personality of Raphael was
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    • the earth through the Christ who rose from the dead. But we cannot go
    • earth as the living Christ. The event at Damascus gave Paul a
    • lived on earth as Christ-Jesus, had been condemned to a shameful
    • great truths of the past connected with man's earthly evolution, a
    • who lived on the earth did not possess a knowledge of the kind termed
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • beings who descended to the earth from higher worlds could impart
    • past of human evolution on earth, it was a well-known fact that men
    • earth from spiritual worlds. This condition, transcending the earthly
    • descending into an earthly body. During that state of consciousness
    • souls experienced before their descent into an earthly body through
    • look back on a divine spiritual wisdom received here on earth by men
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • in its progressive evolution and considered life on earth as an
    • has a meaning and that life on earth is something that ends.This, of
    • feeling. Men on earth had to come to this feeling, for it was
    • intellect, should enter life on earth. But the intellect depends on
    • that have formed Saturn, the Sun, the Moon and finally the Earth. If
    • have said: We can form the Earth out of Saturn, Sun and Moon. But if
    • the Earth were to contain only what we have placed into Saturn, Sun
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    • therefore, starts his life two kingdoms higher. On the Earth we get to
    • South, this is not caused by the needle itself, but that the Earth as
    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • and come together with what will live on Earth as a physical body, The
    • still-living on Earth or in yonder world, with whom he has already had
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • within his ken with whom he has had karmic connection here on Earth;
    • already passed through many Earth lives. In every Earth life a whole
    • importance of the Earth life for the individual human being. If there
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • souls in the spiritual world. The links are made karmically on Earth
    • formed on Earth,
    • of another soul is as intimate as knowledge here on Earth of our own
    • The connection is much more intimate than it can ever be on Earth.
    • object here on Earth, we perceive it; if we look away from it, we no
    • is possible between those who are still on Earth and the so-called
    • Earth as lower impulses is, from the other, the spiritual side, higher
    • can become lower when it is within us on Earth. It is very important
    • intercourse is set up between the Earth and the dead. In the physical
    • want you to bear this in mind. For man on Earth in the physical body,
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    • languages differ in different regions of the earth. What does it mean
    • This varies with the regions of the earth.
    • assume the following, gentlemen: Let's imagine the earth and people
    • standing at various points on the earth. And one person, let us say,
    • the earth, and the sun shines upon it. At one time our entire earth
    • mush. All right then, the earth was basically mush and the mountains
    • In this latter area the earth crust was not pulled up so strongly in
    • primeval times. And the people born on those parts of the earth crust
    • on earth. But I must always keep in mind that it is not the
    • the reasons why the languages on earth differ.
    • at the earth and imagine that we put a chair out there into space and
    • look back at the earth. Of course, this is only possible in our
    • at the various languages on earth, as in a sort of language map, then
    • in order to understand anything. The earth alone does not give us an
    • you like, but based on the earth alone you won't find an
    • know what takes place in your stomach, you must examine the earth,
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    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • occur in the present earthly organisation of the human being in such
    • a way that they cannot be endured; that they are used by this earthly
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • period and does things as they are done with an earthly organism,
    • that is pathological. A man acts in that way only because his earthly
    • activity of soul than they normally possess for life on earth. It
    • thinking, feeling and willing as they normally are on earth, but
    • separate as life-processes are on earth. A very intimate and delicate
    • he would be unfitted for the earth. He is fitted for the earth
    • sense of Touch, because they are directly fitted for the earthly
    • as in ordinary earthly life. To paint the portrait of a man as an
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • expression in the ordinary earthly world, in an artistic way
    • sense as ordinary earthly perception is. Particular senses enter into
    • Spiritual Science will have to lead earth-evolution towards the
    • says: Man as he lives here on earth has two fundamental impulses, the
    • You will see that man as an aesthetic being is raised above earthly
    • acts in a way that is entirely appropriate for the earth, but raises
    • the sphere of his being above the sphere of the earth. In this way
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    • Sun, Moon, and Earth; everywhere man is there. Nowhere do you
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    • life or in one of the following earth-lives. Thus we can say that what
    • the very evolution of the earth and mankind requires that these more
    • united Himself with the life of earthly humanity?’ People are not
    • ourselves already in the descending evolution of the earth, and as
    • transcend the earth-evolution, for we can emerge beyond it only
    • evolution, when the Earth dies away, even as we pass on to further
    • existence. The Earth will become a corpse. We are even now in the
    • the Earth bears upon her today the unmistakable signs of old age; she
    • upon today is working counter to the ageing of the Earth. Awareness of
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • fettered man to the Earth. He has eyes only for earthly things,
    • belongs, not to the Earth alone, but to the Cosmos beyond the Earth.
    • Knowledge of our connection with the Cosmos beyond the Earth
    • We take earthly life today as the basis of our ideas and concepts and
    • this earthly life. But the picture of the Universe thus arising has
    • been evolved by simply transferring earthly conditions to the world
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • Sun has grown up which is really modelled wholly upon earthly
    • Earth, but the Sun is not physical at all. It is spiritual in its
    • upon the Earth with greater strength. But this is a last faint echo,
    • super-earthly existence.
    • the forces which stream down to the Earth from the Sun and from the
    • its own as well. And these are earthly forces. The substances and
    • by virtue of their own inherent nature. They work here as Earth
    • forces. Metabolism is primarily an outcome of the working of Earth
    • to the Earth at all, but to the Moon. The human being is shaped from
    • not be an Ego being living on the Earth; on the other hand there could
    • Earth, and it is the Moon that charms down the human race to Earth
    • which obtain on the Earth alone. The efforts of geologists to
    • understand the being of man by investigating the nature of the Earth
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    • equally well express it, the relation of man's earthly life to his
    • were in advance. It is built up in the Spirit, in the pre-earthly life
    • atmosphere, within the sphere of Earth. In these respects, we may
    • ‘foot’ in this case rests not on the earthly ground but on
    • what went before it in the pre-earthly life; then you will also
    • development he already comes into the domain of the earthly force of
    • gravity. Gravity which causes the stone to fall to Earth
    • man in his entirety. Under the influence of earthly gravity, the
    • the spiritual world in the pre-earthly life. It is in fact a pure
    • spiritual and pre-earthly existence. In our lower human organisation
    • we have forgotten the pre-earthly life; we have adapted our organism
    • to the earthly force of gravity and to all that comes from the
    • configuration reveals either its adaptation to the Earth or its
    • continued adaptation to the pre-earthly life.
    • Earth existence, wherein the forces of gravity and weight hold sway.
    • your legs you walk about on Earth. And — if you will forgive my
    • to worse. Now as to the movements of your legs, on Earth, to begin
    • Earth, it is also true that the moral effects which are brought about
    • Assume for instance that a man went out to do an evil deed. On Earth
    • again into a head-organisation. The way you move here upon Earth
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    • discoveries, turning the whole earth-globe into a kind of
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    • waking life, they can now say: ‘The Earth has
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, human beings — we
    • Christ on Earth we must have died in this third condition of
    • united with the Earth. Every time that we must awaken out of
    • united with the Earth through the Mystery of Golgotha must come
    • significance of the Christ Impulse for the earthly life. Once
    • appearance of Christ on Earth, after the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • Christ Impulse with the Earth since the Mystery of Golgotha has
    • that religious confession, what Christ accomplished on Earth
    • resolved to know death, to descend to Earth, to become man, and
    • say that, in the history of the evolution of the Earth, there
    • Who became man has such power in earthly life that He is able
    • within earthly conditions becomes a god. Such a man would then
    • cease to be mortal. He would wander about the Earth
    • Earth as a man who had unlawfully become god-like. As the
    • wanders over the Earth. The figure of Ahasueris is actually
    • there, wandering over the Earth from people to people. This
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    • We know that when, under earthly conditions, the human being goes to
    • music into the recently-experienced earthly sounds. They are in a
    • from earthly experience that are most nearly comparable to it. This is
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • who for the earth has died. For this being no longer has physical ears
    • being lives on earth, alternating between waking and sleeping. During
    • or evil earthly man, as earthly man living in truth or in error. But
    • live on earth, are realities; they too are illusion; the realities are
    • the group-souls. The whole plant world on earth is no reality; the
    • earth-soul is the reality. Plants are only as hair upon the earth
    • the apparent Logos born upon earth as real Logos.
    • the plant Earth-soul. The differences were known, but gradually they
    • man goes from earthly life to earthly life, and how from life to life
    • As long as man stands upon Earth, he lives among the revelations of
    • their true form to the order of Earth, in which he does not behold the
    • But if earthly life is not to fall into complete decay, man must learn
    • there will be the dawn of a future Earth-evolution, and of the
    • metamorphosis of earthly being into the forms of Jupiter, Venus, and
    • mankind may really come about, and that earthly life may not fall into
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    • Gnostics to be a highly important moment in the evolution of earthly
    • Nazareth as he lived on the Earth. And this ‘Super-humanity’
    • traditionally by peoples all over the Earth?’ — Spiritual
    • of all the experiences won through repeated earthly lives and the
    • time on the Earth the Christ permeated the being of Jesus of
    • incarnation to incarnation, from earthly life to earthly life. But he
    • which he grows to be independent of all Earthly things — flows
    • possessed from his earthly beginning is seen to be something from
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    • Earth-consciousness wherein all men were enveloped in the days of
    • earlier phases of evolution on the earth, all love was bound up with
    • bores into the earth, the animal with its spine in the horizontal
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    • before the Mystery of Golgotha had not been united with earthly
    • evolution, had passed into an earthly body and linked Himself with the
    • His descent to the earth — such were the questions which even at
    • earthly Powers. — Iamblichus also said to his pupils: The three
    • breast-system (breathing-process and heart) and the forty-two earthly
    • Powers with the purely earthly system in man (e.g. digestion,
    • taught how the organism of man is related to the forty-two earthly
    • be composed of earthly substances, in the time of Iamblichus he was
    • Powers, seventy-two planetary Powers, forty-two earthly Powers —
    • highest of these Gods, the God who came down to earth at a definite
    • through Jesus of Nazareth into His earthly activity.
    • seventy-two planetary Powers and the forty-two earthly Powers. In
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • spiritual life upon the earth, so do we bring back again into the
    • sphere of activity upon the earth; and if we look upon that which
    • unfold HERE, what pertains exclusively to the earth, is the
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • envelops him here upon the. earth, could only arise during the
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • Saturn-epoch. During the Sun, Moon and Earth epochs, it then
    • developing in every direction here, upon the Earth; of course, it
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • 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, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
    • has acquired these forms only during the Earth. epoch. But think of
    • earth, we may indeed find certain differences among men, but these
    • gaze over the surface of the earth and study the form of various
    • describe these things by drawing in a comparison. Here upon the earth
    • materials which we take from the earth. We take them from a kingdom
    • from the earth, and they, too, will work upon this material. Our
    • earth have for us, when we use them to build machines. The Angeloi,
    • about upon the earth and harbour, as it were, the thought (if we
    • are needed here upon the earth. They work out what is needed in the
    • think. Our thoughts are necessary not only for the physical earth,
    • body through our thinking, is employed during our earthly life as a
    • We know that Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan will follow our Earth.
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    • Heavens to the Earth and work in the aspiring souls of men. And in
    • region of the Earth.
    • embodied, within Earth-existence. This is expressed in the whole form
    • approach man on Earth as a being of soul, all that we perceive in his
    • The human being standing on the soil of the Earth, concealing a
    • living on the physical Earth. It is asked: Has anyone actually seen
    • of Earth-evolution or the work of the several Hierarchies. But to say
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    • Root Races, went through their own evolution entirely on the earth.
    • other worlds the great impulses they had to give to the earth. The
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • in all likelihood find the things on Earth quite unintelligible. Yet
    • evolution of the Earth, that such a Being — even if he came
    • the Earth, — in earthly evolution. Beginning from this deeper
    • Earth.
    • descends into an earthly body. As we in ordinary life remember our
    • was a soul before I descended to the Earth. Notably in still more
    • and spirit which had preceded his descent to Earth. He experienced
    • before I descended to the Earth, was in a world where the Sun is no
    • ideas were interwoven. Here upon Earth man felt that he must find
    • of Earth-evolution, and that he had evolved by degrees farther and
    • — “Better to be a beggar upon Earth than a king in the
    • Earth. These things mankind had now forgotten, and as the Mystery of
    • Into this earthly world the Father God has led us. Out of Him we are
    • they dwelt before their descent to Earth, Christ had been the centre
    • pre-earthly life which they afterwards remembered when on Earth.
    • before their descent to Earth. For by this time Christ was already a
    • half-forgotten notion in the souls of men on Earth. But in the
    • Earth. It was so in the Mysteries of the second and first centuries
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    • course of the evolution of mankind on Earth.
    • that is, an atmosphere is prepared around the Earth within which can
    • The evolution of language on Earth has thus a deep and intimate
    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • Earth.
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • of course be no more than approximate. In one region of the earth
    • here on Earth in picture. What the Gods had not yet achieved is the
    • Earth Man as to have this also in common with him, — that He
    • an event of the life of Earth, it is an event of the life of the
    • Gods. The actual event that took place in that moment on Earth, and
    • which the Mystery of Golgotha is an earthly reflection. Therefore the
    • found His home in the hearts of men on Earth; He enters with His
    • the same time as mankind evolves on the Earth below. And we can also
    • describe its copy or reflection on Earth, — the progress from
    • a new urge and impetus to the whole life of man on Earth.
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    • conditions of earthly birth and earthly death.
    • though a precipitous wall arose from Earth to Heaven, a wall whose
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • the Heavens modeled upon their conception of the Earth, in contrast
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • Earth, while Europe saw the beginnings of what was later to develop
    • but an impulse to give an earthly, physical garb to purely spiritual
    • earthly magic. The forces living in the Pleroma were dragged down to
    • Earth but in the spiritual world bordering on the Earth, the
    • earthly world, terrible etheric-astral Beings are to be seen,
    • Ahrimanic beings who practise an earthly, materialised form of magic.
    • Satyrs and of the activities of the Fauns and Satyrs in earthly
    • earthly world. Approximately at the turn of the third and fourth
    • the earthly world and apply them in an earthly, Ahrimanic form of
    • thought and towards a purely intellectual grasp of the earthly world
    • immediately adjacent to the Earth, together with the efforts that
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • proceeding from the element of lust in earthly existence, and whose
    • earthly, material considerations.
    • beings, the element of earthly craving and desire crept into the
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    • able entirely to free himself from that which makes him earthly man.
    • himself from that which makes him earthly man. As earthly men, as you
    • there was a relation during earthly life between the one who has
    • connection which was begun during his own life on Earth), he comes up
    • equal to 30 earthly years, in one year of the spiritual he
    • All in all, what man lives through on Earth is multiply connected
    • more slowly than the Earth. Saturn runs its course around the Sun as
    • many times more slowly than the Earth, as man in the spiritual world
    • moves more slowly than he moves on the physical Earth. For this
    • Now at least one such spirit-year — that is, 30 earthly years —
    • has passed through a spirit-year, that is to say, 30 earthly years.
    • come to us in Spiritual Science, that Christ is for the Earth, then
    • through the physical world in our next earthly incarnation
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    • through birth into earthly existence? This question, more or less
    • there were already men upon the earth, according to the view of the
    • itself, had lived upon the earth, by once descending into a human
    • being. The Zeus-concept was not made earthly in this way, it was
    • thinking, so they have not descended to the earth, but kept to their
    • the Earth, and Uranus, the Heavens, and connected the Inspirational
    • Earth’ — not the ordinary earth which we find
    • outside, but the earth that man carries in himself, i.e. —
    • upon earth was in hoary primeval ages, but at that time man could
    • Alchemists something different is meant from the ordinary earthly
    • once wander the Earth, and the Osiris who can now no longer wander
    • the Earth, who only belongs to the Kingdom of death.
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    • perceptibility of super-earthly things. It is well to look back at
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • been a time in which men on earth lived in Imaginations. And this
    • described by saying: Osiris lived upon earth. Lost and slain had been
    • which Osiris has vanished from the earth, that is, in which he was no
    • point is to show when Imaginative clairvoyance disappeared from earth
    • ages when Imaginative clairvoyance prevailed on earth conditions
    • taken, not from animal or earthly forms, but from the
    • earth since that ancient time. The air has become coarser. But not
    • social life of man on earth was in fact also thought to be in
    • reproduce on earth, and which is connected with successive
    • form over the earth today, without people having any idea of how out
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    • them as producing through their deeds what we call earthly humanity.
    • In fact the whole evolution of earthly man is only accomplished
    • wandered upon earth. The laity looked at it as legendary. In the
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    • that the force which flowed through earthly life was the one which
    • connects man more with what lies distant from the earth, with what is
    • elemental surroundings of earth withdraws, there appears the
    • body. On the one hand man's forces pass away from the earth into the
    • earth arose in this age essentially through a Mars-culture, a warlike
    • the earth. But think of the great revolution that now comes with the
    • heavens, he now received from the earth. This is what is shown us
    • forehead. Man can become great with this earth-culture in this fifth
    • the earth into a spiritually free humanity. And at one's disposal are
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    • immediately upon the great flooding of the earth — called in
    • even unto the end of the Earth-time.’ Revelation has not
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    • and significant truth — namely, man wanders over the earth but
    • for a knowledge of what man on the earth actually is.
    • man as he wanders about over the earth, as a picture, as a picture
    • on earth. One must regard man quite differently.
    • through birth, this human head is transposed to the earth, it can be
    • which wanders visibly about on earth.
    • these ideas: there is the earth, it swings with such and such a
    • velocity through universal space, and beyond the earth there are the
    • being who walks about here below upon the earth? Most certainly not!
    • that here on earth this somewhat more highly evolved animal is born
    • they did not wander on the earth as higher animals who were just born
    • of the fact that the earth speeding through the universe, speeds too
    • fast. She rushes too fast, the earth! And since she rushes too fast,
    • since the earth moves quickly, we also have our head-development
    • quicker than we should have if the earth were to move as slowly as to
    • head-development simply depends on the fact that the earth races too
    • the earth, the rest of our organism takes no part in it, the rest of
    • the earth performs in celestial space. Our remaining organism which
    • organism to participate today in the speed of the earth, were it
    • to develop in correspondence to the speed of the earth, then
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    • heaven always differs, according to the special spot on earth and the
    • birth. And just as here on the earth we learn to know the laws by
    • work, namely, that the earth is working there. In the case of the
    • find water or metals under the earth by means of the divining-rod. In
    • fact that the head is mainly neutral as regards earthly conditions;
    • filled with spirit and spirit-beings — and the earth on which
    • on to the earth out of the wide universe. If one wants to draw it
    • schematically, one can say: if the earth is here in universal space
    • in upon the earth, a fine universal substance (arrows inwards), and
    • this fine substance penetrates a little below the earth's
    • the whole of cosmic space sink down towards the earth. It is not
    • auric substance that sinks down below the surface of the earth. When
    • we come down to earth from the spiritual world, to find a place in a
    • that this substance which streams into the earth and again streams
    • inwards towards the earth, enters the surface to a certain depth and
    • substance into the earth, and again an out-breathing.
    • one has once realized that the earth actually inhales and exhales
    • concerned with human life, but with every possible kind of earthly
    • the earth and remain there for a time. The substance that in a
    • this is so in our time-cycle. It was not always so on earth — I
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    • progress through successive earth lives. You are already familiar
    • body is devoted to a retrospective view of his last earth life, which
    • as the physical body is pushed downward towards the earth.
    • earth life with the etheric body, and also with the physical body. As
    • being approaches the time for his return to earth, he acquires
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • earth, for a certain people, a certain family. On the other hand
    • toward the earthly realm, toward a people, a family, and so forth. If
    • through the ego's feeling itself linked with the earth, feeling
    • itself drawn toward the earth, creates the organization from within
    • skin-sense formation, is organized by the earth.
    • forces, one a macrocosmic and the other an earthly force, to unite.
    • alone, from the germ. He is rather the fusion of the extra-earthly
    • that force which, bearing the influence of the earth, grows counter
    • to these extra-earthly forces. What we call our mental faculty, our
    • of forming mental pictures points in fact to our previous earth life.
    • earth life has expanded into the cosmos, has come back again, and now
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    • At the present stage of evolution reached by man in earthly life, it
    • immersed during sleep is that, at the present stage of the Earth's
    • his way into the earthly life. You must not think here only of the
    • his way into earthly life.
    • man's life on Earth? Three things must be considered if we are
    • his pre-earthly life and proceeds to weave, in the dim consciousness
    • walk. Man enters the world, the earthly world, as a being who
    • certain faculties during his physical life on Earth.
    • physical life on Earth have to breathe, have to be surrounded with
    • Earth, experience a need that the souls of men who are asleep shall
    • integral quality of human speech. Even during earthly life it can be
    • continues on to the next earthly life — the power to shape
    • in all those things which in one earthly life we have experienced in
    • next descent to the earthly world, possess already a power which in
    • after-effects of the way in which, during the previous earth-life,
    • process learn to recognise that the previous earthly life works over
    • the human being, at the beginning of a new earthly life, learns to
    • sleep in a previous earthly life, as the outcome of universal human
    • carried over into another earthly life. How the next life is framed
    • soul-element of one earthly incarnation manifests in the physical in
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    • Spirit of the Earth art nearer to me.” After the year 1790
    • to work again upon his drama, the Spirit of the Earth is no longer
    • he does not inwardly say: “Thou Spirit of the Earth art
    • nearer,” but he says: Not until I rise above the earthly
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • the entropy of the Earth. All these things are abstractions, derived
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • consciousness. Many a mystic unearths from the depths of the soul,
    • our organism since the beginning of earthly life. The Imagination
    • member which works at the forming of the earthly body, is discovered
    • own earthly life through the flow of time, further progress must be
    • tableau of earthly life is all that rises up, but it also holds good
    • existence as men of Earth can be inspired again and again,
    • the body of formative forces working in us during earthly
    • been absorbed during earthly life, but we comprehend man in his whole
    • remembrances and reconstruct earthly life in pictures, so, when we
    • connected not only with the Earth but with planetary worlds which, as
    • earlier metamorphoses, preceded the Earth, and how the very make-up
    • of the Earth into other planetary conditions; how it is possible
    • around us as men of Earth as the product of higher, spiritual worlds,
    • earthly lives spoken of by Anthroposophy is filled with meaning. The
    • will, is recognised as the consequence of preceding lives on Earth.
    • Man’s eternal core of being passes through repeated earthly
    • the chain of earthly lives.
    • is unfolded in a single earth-existence —
    • we become free human beings here on the Earth. And what inheres in
    • through repeated earthly lives.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • and then ... when the earth shall have continued for a while in this
    • the earth.
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • the East and asserting itself over a great part of the earth. This is
    • is, however, connected with the whole earth. What we generally call
    • which lies within the earth and that which is outside the earth. The
    • human being identifies himself with the earth. For this reason, he
    • the earth: nationality, and so forth. The human being adopts the
    • standpoint of the earth-being, and he speaks of the universe from the
    • standpoint of the earth-being. Try to feel how this standpoint is,
    • earth; this enables him to acquire certain cognitions which represent
    • his efforts to grasp what is above the earth and under the earth, for
    • this alone can throw light upon the conditions of the earth.
    • will really be able to found upon the earth a human structure
    • a theoretical manner of how the Earth has developed out of the Moon,
    • with all that constitutes humanity upon the earth; he felt that he
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • that cause death to pass over the earth very, very frequently, in a
    • of their earthly life. What characterizes the events of the present,
    • physical body to the elements of the earth. When he passes through
    • ourselves: When we begin our physical life on earth through
    • our earthly life it grows younger and younger, until it reaches its
    • say: The whole day long the sun shone over that region of the earth,
    • strange to notice the following: The earth, as a living Being,
    • begins to think, and the organs through which the earth thinks are
    • earth thinks through these sleeping human bodies. The earth always
    • upon it out of the cosmic spaces. That is the earth's perception. And
    • during the night, the earth works out in thoughts all its
    • perceptions. “The earth thinks”, says the clairvoyant
    • seer; the earth thinks because it makes use of the sleeping human
    • brain-molecule of the earth. Our physical body is organised in such a
    • way that it can be used by the earth for it's thinking activity, when
    • Just as the earth thinks through the physical body, so it “imagines”
    • is not earthly upon the earth itself, all that belongs to the earth
    • from out the cosmos. The earth imagines this through the etheric
    • We may discern in the sleeping human body parts of the earth's brain,
    • begin with, to the earth. The etheric body contains, in a play
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    • insight, seems to point to man in pre-earthly existence, to man
    • before he descends to earthly life. And yet we find in Jacob Boehme’s
    • works no clear definition or description of man as a pre-earthly
    • describes in halting words the being of pre-earthly man but the man
    • to the earth. Jacob Boehme describes a rudiment only of pre-earthly
    • while Jacob Boehme harks back ineffectually to pre-earthly man,
    • Giordano Bruno gives us a blurred picture of man as he lives on earth
    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • post-earthly man.
    • knowledge of pre-earthly man — a knowledge drawn from ancient
    • of the universe which might have led him to a knowledge of earthly
    • imbued with content Bacon would have been pointing to post-earthly
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
    • the Logos is working. The crystal-formations of the earth are the
    • with the spiritual Beings of the cosmos. Just as here on earth a man
    • surrounding him on earth.
    • knowledge, to see that which is not of the earth, which belongs to a
    • sulphur-processes we see the pre-earthly life of man. For earthly
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • earthly lives, we brought over — partly through physical
    • evolution of the whole earth, to the evolution of the whole universe.
    • the earthly, when he thus experienced the sun's light within him as
    • receive directly from the sun, but that came from the earth, as a
    • sunlight. While he was digesting, he felt the earth's gravity. He
    • the serpent that twists away from the earth and digests in a
    • earth; i.e. the taking in of food. Through the intimate way in which
    • greatest event of the earth's evolution: the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • traditions, and they were still able to grasp that a super-earthly
    • power, the Christ, had connected Himself with an earthly man, Jesus
    • that does not belong to the earthly became “the simple man of
    • as the bearer of a super-earthly Being. Theology became naturalistic.
    • not wish to rise to an understanding of Christ as a super-earthly
    • that are not as yet incarnated on the earth. Consider the following:
    • in everything that we inherited from our past earthly existences. We
    • here on earth, and this is cramped together egoistically in our inner
    • through ancient epochs of the earth, from the moment of waking up to
    • of human souls to their life on earth.
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    • fulfil his mission on earth. ... It represents a force given to man
    • life between death and a new birth. Just as here on earth we have
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • earth originates from those who are living in the physical body. The
    • earth.
    • evolution on the earth. A time will come in the physical evolution of
    • the earth — it will be after the year 5,700 — when, if he
    • fulfils his rightful evolution, man will no longer tread the earth by
    • of to-day, if evolution on the earth takes its normal course.
    • earth-evolution in a certain respect. It would then become possible
    • long to the earth in order to divert it from its normal evolution.
    • 2,500 years into a connection with the earthly world of such a kind
    • that they will, it is true, still have a relationship with the earth,
    • be astir as a being of spirit-and-soul in the affairs of the earth.
    • and in a still later epoch his relationship to the earthly will
    • between death and a new birth to-day, man is related to earthly
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • relationship with earthly affairs that we now have only between death
    • of the Ahrimanic Powers to cause the earth to become completely
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    • on earth and now works on further in that life. — I perceived
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • To the human beings on this earth, entrusted to your care,
    • passed through the Mystery of Golgotha for the welfare of the earth
    • also the evolution of the earth contributed to this development of
    • the physical body, from the very beginning of earthly existence up to
    • something also split off during the Earth-development; it went out
    • body is handed over to the elements of the earth. Now we might think
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • physical body that come from the earth itself. We cannot,
    • however, hand over to the earth that part of our physical body that
    • the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These super-sensible
    • hand over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • world, to begin with, as a form, — we return to the earth only
    • what the earth itself has given to the physical body. And where is
    • other part withdraws from the one that sinks down into the earth, as
    • everything you can at all imagine in the environment of the earth,
    • the element of heat, separates and remains with the earth. But every
    • the other human beings that came to the earth after us, were also
    • look upon the moment of death from the other side. Here, on earth,
    • same case as our physical Ego-consciousness here upon the earth,
    • with that part which, here on earth, lies at the foundation of our
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    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • spirits of the earth influence him from below, through the Maya of
    • earthly substance. The spirits of the earth work from below, through
    • the solid earth, as it were, and in our time these spirits of the
    • earth are essentially used for the purpose of calling forth in the
    • powers than if this is not the case) then not only the earthly
    • man’s earthly part from below, but something else must ray into
    • this earthly element, another elemental influence must ray into it.
    • existence is intimately connected with the spirit of the earth
    • in so far as this existence is an earthly one and in so far as he
    • working upwards from below, from the earth itself, so man’s
    • that lives upon the earth in the form of watery element, of liquid,
    • time is the earthly element, the Ego-forming element. When another
    • spiritual being, so that man’s earthly nature may obtain
    • the earth; in that case, a spiritual element that seeks to penetrate
    • in there, must come out of the organism of the earth itself out of
    • special mission upon the earth.
    • element, and the element of the earth, or that which comes out of the
    • earth and forms the physical part of man.
    • mission in the course of the earth’s evolution as that of the
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    • earth.
    • because Ahriman and Lucifer are bound up with the earthly world, because
    • Earth-year, and the possibility of beholding the Light by man by the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 1: Forgetting
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    • is due to the astrality of the earth descending from without into the
    • earth; out of it a quite definite plant will arise. From a grain of
    • to have when he re-enters earthly life. This work of preparing his
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • do no earthly good with them, and see no further than your own noses.
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    • will start today by looking at an important moment in man's earthly
    • division of the sexes took place in the kingdom of man on earth. You
    • the very first appearance altogether of two sexes in earthly
    • vision can see that there was a time in mankind's earthly evolution
    • a man whether he lived in one part of the earth or another. If he
    • traveled just a short distance over the earth, that had a great
    • further that reveals itself to us is that the earth itself became
    • say the earthy nature of the earth intensified, this uniformity
    • as the earth and everything upon it became denser and denser man
    • Lemurian times, before the moon left the earth, mankind was in a
    • from the evolution of the earth this danger was averted. At the same
    • who in older times were present on earth.
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    • relationships. That the sun is encircled by the earth in a year
    • of the spirit. The moon had to go round the earth because its
    • revolution of the earth in the course of a day corresponds to the ego
    • In very ancient times the earth did not revolve around its axis; this
    • axial rotation arose in the course of time. Whilst earth man was
    • The first stimulus to movement did not occur in the earth but in man.
    • it is subject, and the human ego actually took the earth with it and
    • made it revolve round it. The revolution of the earth is the result
    • to receive the stimulus to turn first, and then they took the earth
    • with them. Later on this was different. Man became free on the earth;
    • science. In earlier times, up to about the middle of the earth
    • rhythm compared with the sun, or the earth's compared with the sun
    • rhythms, made the sun, moon and earth move, man will at some future
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • Earth, ancient Moon, and how at that time the astral body was as it
    • Moon and Earth existence. If we look back to our old Moon we find
    • the earth. But outside there was a sun, and when such heavenly bodies
    • orbiting of the earth. And you can see how the things are to a
    • times. That was a very important point for earth evolution. Before
    • middle of Atlantean times is the most important point in earth
    • to the outer. And the essential part of man's evolution on earth is
    • man in earthly evolution once he was free of the situation in which
    • superior to present-day earth man. We know of the sons of life or the
    • went through their human stage on the old Sun condition of the earth,
    • earth in his present form he fell out of this rhythm, hence the lack
    • rhythmic. And if we turn to the cosmos and look at the earth's past,
    • at Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth, we find four, then the Moon in
    • Vulcan. Thus in Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan our
    • Moon and Earth. In the future it will gradually become completely
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 6: Illness and Karma
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    • earthly life — in reverse sequence. Assuming that a man dies in
    • time on earth. But in that case the whole of earth evolution would
    • make him the strong being he must become by the end of earth
    • evolution. It is thoroughly in keeping with earth evolution that he
    • hindrances in earthly evolution so that in removing them he could
    • about the special character of your future lives on earth.
    • elsewhere on the earth. What kind of being is Chiron the centaur? He
    • it does at the start of man's earthly pilgrimage. The myths, in
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • you consider what you know of earth conditions, then even if you look
    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • of the earth. You will remember that there are ‘races’,
    • originally connected with certain regions of the earth. You will also
    • earth evolution. In the sphere of spiritual science we have looked
    • present-day earth conditions bring about such differences among men,
    • beginnings of our earth evolution, after it has passed through the
    • the beginning of earth evolution, earth, sun and moon were, as you
    • have been entirely different then. Man, evolving in earthly
    • evolution, would have been very different whilst the earth was still
    • the sun and then the moon separated from the earth! Now we know that
    • the epoch after the sun and the moon had separated from the earth is
    • when man descended from higher regions on to the earth. Although man
    • joined with the earth, it was not like today's body. At that time he
    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • being on the periphery of the earth. A present-day eye would not be
    • outside on to the earth. That was the purpose of the separation of
    • forces, like the sun sends its light, from outside on to the earth.
    • were to fall back on to the earth, and the sun to reunite with it; if
    • on to the earth from outside. You know, of course, that the nearer we
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    • interpenetrates them too in a certain way, as an earthly being man is
    • involution as regards his earthly being. For this earthly being of
    • of man on the earth is not a mere repetition of the previous one, but
    • spot on the earth and looking up at the sky. He sees a particular
    • through ancient Saturn, Sun and Moon as far as our Earth evolution,
    • determined by karma. Only on Earth did man attain the possibility of
    • has only been possible for humanity since Earth evolution began. But
    • the Earth will be succeeded by Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan. During this
    • causes and casting them off. And when, together with the Earth, man
    • Sun his etheric body, on the Moon his astral body and on the Earth
    • the Earth evolution. He will have discarded all this, Just as in our
    • Moon they needed the astral substance, and here on Earth they need
    • experiencing the Christ Event on earth, man was able to ascend to
    • we see the coming of the Christ to the Earth as a fulfillment as it
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon had passed away, Christ came to Earth as the
    • into a human body and to take part in Earth evolution through a deed
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    • they were during life on Earth. Homer's seership. Michelangelo and
    • attitudes of soul in earthly life. For karmic adjustments, return
    • from our Earth, something taking place on our Earth. It was necessary
    • vision in that world just as here on Earth we are flesh and bone. But
    • individuals remain and continue as they were during earthly life.
    • capturing as it were for earthly eternity the postures which in the
    • their moral disposition on Earth. Human beings who displayed good
    • moral qualities on Earth will enjoy favourable conditions during the
    • soul in earthly life are corrected. On the physical plane errors are
    • birth, errors and mistakes on Earth. also our thoughts, become facts.
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    • repair the damage to these sheaths cannot be drawn from the Earth but
    • acquired on Earth determine whether companionship or isolation will
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • acquire the forces which cannot be drawn from the sphere of the Earth
    • from the heavenly bodies connected with the Earth. These heavenly
    • the Earth man can acquire only the forces needed for the constant
    • around the Earth. Beings of various ranks are involved in the
    • an earthly life that was unsociable and lacking in morality.
    • individuals who during their life on Earth came to realise that
    • body during life on Earth we create the conditions of existence as
    • they will be in the Venus sphere. On the Earth we must already
    • that human beings living on the Earth during entirely different
    • whereas nowadays men on Earth are divided by race, descent and so
    • were on the Earth. It is true that to some extent a classification
    • according to race is possible because this classification on Earth
    • principles of a different faith. An individual who on the Earth
    • are on Earth. On the Earth men may live side by side without any
    • cannot escape because on Earth we did not educate ourselves in this
    • Earth, also understanding of what is taking place in every individual
    • one's own narrow prejudices has been shown to human beings on Earth,
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    • Relationships established during existence on Earth cannot, to begin
    • in later karma. Those living on Earth are able to have a great
    • Earth. Only during the last four centuries has consciousness of this
    • relationships he himself prepared during his existence on Earth. It
    • first, the same as was formed during our existence on Earth and we
    • responsible on Earth. To a certain extent change has become
    • would be judging from the standpoint of our limited earthly
    • Those who have remained behind on Earth have a far
    • on Earth, one of whom comes into contact with Anthroposophy at a
    • circumstances in such a case, the one who is on Earth may be able to
    • superphysical, spiritual existence; furthermore that man is on Earth
    • between birth and death but that he is on Earth in order to send up
    • our existence on Earth, for the soul to express itself. But it is
    • different from the one we use in the conditions prevailing on Earth
    • and do not belong to the Earth at all? Nor will you be surprised,
    • human beings leave the Earth, either in sleep or at death, they pass
    • of man on the Earth and in its elements after death belongs to the
    • Earth and to its forces; but the Ego and astral body belong to the
    • Earth between birth and death, while the soul is living in a physical
    • Earth, we were born on some other planet, our soul would be adapted
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    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • from men's own souls. This is the mission of the Earth.
    • during his life on Earth. It was said that, for example, from the
    • if, during his life on Earth before death, he developed a genuinely
    • subsequent life on Earth, if he developed a truly religious attitude
    • instrument, he is connected with the forces of the Earth; in the life
    • the forces of the Earth during his physical life and his connection
    • forces which man draws into his consciousness during his earthly
    • earthly life, contribute nothing essential to what he needs for the
    • Earth. While man is awake the whole life-process is one of
    • concealed from man's conscious life on Earth. Processes of
    • not as things are on Earth, when man does not really know his own
    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
    • When the human being sleeps during his earthly
    • human being lives on Earth, therefore also during sleep, he is bound
    • our Earth and all the forces that have played their part in that
    • a physical animal on the Earth. This experience of the passage of the
    • knowledge of the pre-earthly conditions of Old Saturn, Old Sun and
    • during the Graeco-Latin epoch, in earthly life too, the soul had a
    • between men's consciousness on Earth and between death and rebirth
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    • propagation of the impulse given by Christ's appearance on the Earth
    • Earth is the deed of Gautama Buddha, the founder of a different
    • of Buddhahood, he need not henceforward incarnate on the Earth in a
    • on Earth for the last time as Gautama Buddha has since then been
    • shall be peace on Earth among men who are of good will.’ It is
    • the abandonment of any direct bond with the physical and earthly,
    • learnt of the Christ through the Buddha, appeared again on Earth, he
    • undergo the experiences that are possible on Earth but not in other
    • Earth has undergone the experiences that belong to the heavens.
    • Through birth we bring into our existence on Earth the forces we have
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • Earth has changed and that his experiences are quite different. In
    • picture with the greatest possible clarity how the Earth evolves,
    • Earth through birth we find quite different conditions of existence.
    • pass between death and a new birth. Like our Earth, these heavenly
    • systems as well as into that of the Earth. In the spiritual life of
    • the Earth there was a descending phase of evolution until the time of
    • was the case in the evolution of the Earth until the beginning of the
    • earthly existence through birth we bring with us the impulses and
    • Mars to the Earth.
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    • must not be confused with the 'I' recognised in earthly
    • during earthly life between birth and death.
    • individuality of whom we are now thinking lived on the Earth as
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • on Earth recognises as his own. Philosophers have a good deal to say
    • man of the Earth. He does not at once possess the capacities that
    • which he is unconscious during his physical life on Earth. Whereas
    • walk, to speak and to think. While a man is on Earth he is unaware of
    • vanishes while he is living on Earth is most fully in evidence when
    • he is no longer on Earth, namely during the period of his existence
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    • in life on Earth and after death. 'Public Opinion' and
    • on Earth that a fundamental change takes place in their whole
    • Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon, they then pass to the Earth in the
    • said that the physical increase of humanity over the Earth during the
    • from cosmic worlds and had brought with them to the Earth a certain
    • of Golgotha. The spiritual heritage which once came to the Earth with
    • advanced peoples then on the Earth, and their sages had every reason
    • which men had brought with them to the Earth and which manifested
    • the physical body or to live on Earth with no other wishes or desires
    • process there are still some peoples on the Earth who have not yet
    • respects their independence. Men were intended to live on the Earth
    • different groupings of human beings and moreover exists on Earth
    • greater importance for the Earth's evolution. We must clearly
    • understand that the future of the Earth's evolution cannot be assured
    • him that is independent of life on Earth. Whereas through the
    • earthly life, in the life between death and rebirth he must receive
    • into his very self something that in the next life on Earth will make
    • mission in the Mars sphere. And what would be futile on Earth, namely
    • only on Earth. Many, even more overbearing influences will come in
    • sphere. Here on Earth, men can now be pupils of the Buddha in the
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    • outside us in life on Earth becomes our inner world. Preparation of
    • the body of the future earthly existence. When the soul encounters in
    • who have reached the stage of human existence during the Earth
    • and as if the Earth, observed from the viewpoint of sleep, contained
    • during sleep-consciousness. During existence on Earth we look out
    • heavenly worlds are within our being, just as here on Earth we feel
    • that here, in life on Earth, is outside us becomes in that other life
    • Preparation for a return to the Earth begins a long time before birth
    • his later earthly existence. The physical body which a man has on
    • Earth does not by any means derive in all details from the physical
    • the Earth. The physical body we bear is in itself fourfold. It has
    • evolved through the periods of Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth. Its very
    • the Earth period, the Ego, the ‘I’. As a result of these
    • visible is what has come from the Earth; everything else is
    • substances of the Earth, transforms them into his blood and permeates
    • earthly realm itself. Everything else stems from cosmic, not from
    • earthly conditions and has already been prepared when, at the time of
    • of the outer world than is seen when we are within it during earthly
    • inhabit it on the Earth. At the moment it interests us only as the
    • human evolution on the Earth. Let us look back to an age, for example
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    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • spiritual knowledge while on Earth. The power exercised by Ahrimanic
    • in the physical body on Earth. Relationship with the Buddha can be
    • had been no contact in earthly life, but this remains an exceptional
    • Earth. Words of Leonardo da Vinci. Anthroposophy can bridge the gulf
    • life on Earth? When death has taken place we shall discover whether
    • there is indeed a future life, and meanwhile if here on Earth we
    • concern ourselves only with the affairs of earthly existence and take
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • physical existence through birth. Our whole earthly existence depends
    • earlier lives on Earth. A person whose attitude in his last life on
    • Earth was unresponsive and antagonistic to all thoughts and ideas
    • what gifts we may receive from them for our next life on Earth
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • relationship to that reality depends upon whether in earthly life we
    • acquire during an incarnation on Earth he can acquire in no single
    • acquired in earthly life. And so an individual who in earthly life
    • Earth such an individual can take no interest in spiritual worlds;
    • what he acquired in earthly life but by the light which Lucifer sends
    • Earth he can certainly form and mould his body, but he moulds it then
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    • earthly life. Passage through the planetary spheres. Quotation from
    • Buddhism in the cultural life of India. Events on Earth are reflected
    • progress of culture on Earth possible. The stream of spirituality
    • it was the birth of the Earth-Soul.
    • earthly images: the ‘continental’ region of Spiritland,
    • is to embark on the course of earthly life, the being who is to live
    • experienced on Earth. The period of Kamaloka, or call it what you
    • entirely with earthly conditions. Kamaloka is fundamentally a period
    • Earth. In the physical body on Earth the soul has experiences which
    • the soul's life in the world of the senses is specifically earthly
    • accustomed on Earth and — because the sense-organs have been
    • thoughts, for thoughts which in life on Earth are acquired through
    • Earth. The soul may long since have ceased to yearn for
    • customary on Earth. This earthly thinking is discarded in the region
    • recognises that thoughts such as are formed on Earth have
    • brain, he is still aware of a certain connection with the Earth
    • wishing continues throughout a man's earthly life. This form and
    • longing for the last earthly life is still present. First, in the
    • on Earth. Having got rid of this longing too, there still remains the
    • desire to wish with a heart as on Earth. Finally, the human being
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    • everything earthly and comes from spiritual realms; such a Being can
    • flesh on Earth. The whole relation of the Christ to the two Jesus-boys
    • appearance of Christ on Earth is connected with the passage through
    • difficulties denied entirely that the Christ had appeared on Earth in
    • Earth before and after the death on Golgotha: it had appeared here
    • the greatest historical mystery in the Earth's evolution; but
    • Earth among the holy Rishis at that time, their wisdom would have
    • This divine-spiritual line of descent from spheres beyond the earthly
    • is actually this: the Christ appeared on Earth in an epoch that was
    • work on the understanding of human souls on Earth, then —
    • and Earth-cycles seem to ring out with overbearing force.
    • of interest to us, for through spiritual research we must unearth
    • depicted not only the development of Earth and Humanity, but also the
    • that they are all absorbed in super-earthly things; their souls are
    • he is a man on Earth. That is the greatness of this portrayal of the
    • Earth. Above her head is a lamp; a naked boy is lighting the lamp
    • eternity of the spirit; the Sibyls are carried away by the earthly,
    • in so far as the earthly reveals the psychic-spiritual. The Delphic
    • imparts. In this gust of wind we see pictured what the Earth wished
    • devoted, so to speak, to the immediate element of Earth.
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    • previously been incarnated on Earth in this or that individual. We
    • Earth, something as it were remained behind; and that what had thus
    • walked the Earth as man. The only question is: Did this Being, whom
    • connection with Earth-evolution? [See
    • Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ.]
    • are not confined to those who incarnate on the Earth itself; there
    • not saying that this .Being had no previous relation with Earth
    • evolution of the Earth and of humanity in such a way as to have
    • walked the Earth as man. We must look for him not in the history of
    • the physical Earth, but in pre-earthly spiritual realms. And then,
    • had stayed on earth) and were incarnated in human bodies throughout
    • Atlantean times. We must accordingly think of Earth-evolution as
    • being such that the souls withdrew from the Earth's cosmic
    • evolution on Earth. We know that before the Lemurian Age they had
    • the Earth had been exposed to the attacks of Lucifer, and later to
    • planetary existence into evolution on Earth, there to encounter the
    • planetary abodes and assume bodies on Earth, and that after that
    • the Earth in such a way as to give the senses this character. Any
    • which flowed from the cosmic environment into the Earth and had built
    • the path down from the planets to the Earth, but had remained behind,
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    • influence on earth-life is not confined to the direct effects of its
    • form into man something taken from the Earth itself. He wishes to
    • clothe with a new covering, an Earth-vesture, the part of man that
    • precisely the god who forms man out of the Earth — that is, out
    • of the forces and elements of the Earth. Therefore the ancient Hebrew
    • Earth, is Geology. Is not the geological character of the ancient
    • Adam — he who was formed out of earth! That is the significant
    • man out of earth; and he, the Jahve-god, having become in the
    • course of his evolution the Ruler of Earth, breathes out of his own
    • breath with what he has formed out of earth. And he wishes to dwell
    • those beings whom Jahve considered it his task to clothe in earth.
    • We know, and have emphasised, that the Earth develops
    • beings. The Earth does have forces of in-breathing and out-breathing
    • waters; they are inner Earth-forces, but the same as those which
    • guide the Moon round the Earth. In water-effects we encounter a
    • manifestation of these Earth-forces. In this realm the Bible shows us
    • ‘man of earth’. And now let us pass on to the time of
    • find them constantly related to activities of the Earth. Moses goes
    • mountain. Above and below, the mountain is connected with Earth
    • least as volcanic. It is not the Sinai generally imagined; the Earth
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    • earth. Just as in human life, after we have been using our
    • earthly food. But each time a Dew course — as we should say
    • say, so that one keeps one's feet on the earth and does not get
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    • traced, in the activities and spiritual mobility of the Earth. The
    • stars receded in face of the elements which surround the Earth in the
    • the Christ Impulse having poured itself out into the Earth's
    • belongs to the evolution of the Earth and (as I have shown in
    • had become a moon god only in order to help the Earth forward.
    • the ‘Lord of the Earth’ shines down symbolically in his
    • When all that has come over into Earth evolution from
    • Ruler of Earth-history, and we have a form which is quite as valid as
    • any other — Jehve-Jahve, the ruler of the Earth who has his
    • come over from the Moon period and with its outcome for Earth
    • evolution, we have the Ruler of the Earth united with the Earth
    • The connection of the Ruler of the Earth with the Moon Mother is
    • see — who felt deeply that the Earth is not as modern
    • Impulse has been received by the Earth-soul into its aura, and so a
    • man whose soul feels imbued with the Earth's aura, and with the
    • which take place on the earth are so exact and regular that they
    • know nothing of the angles which their rays make with the earth, the
    • earth must have a soul. The earth is an animal.” [He does not
    • can observe in the earth a complete analogy with the parts of an
    • the sea are its drink. The earth has a formative power, a kind of
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    • Sun Activity in Earthly Evolution
    • Activity in Earthly Evolution —
    • and then the Moon evolution and today we are living in the Earth
    • woven in such a way that what befalls us in successive earth lives is
    • laws of Earth which prevail and are active when the ego fashions man
    • earthly laws of the embodiment of the Ego, we look towards the
    • directly under the active forces of Earth-existence.
    • Earthly existence. For it is active in the period before man enters
    • Earth existence through his physical birth, it is active before the
    • Earth are working. But it is active in what exists only in the mother
    • the birth and perishes. In all that envelops the earthly human being
    • earthly life.
    • what can only thrive during earthly evolution within the protecting
    • EARTH
    • Earth
    • Earth
    • (Earth)
    • evolution, not man's earthly evolution, but actually
    • Sun-evolution within Earth existence.
    • within Earth existence! Just think what we have actually reached in
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    • researches carried out during the 19th century into earthly
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • entirely different part in earthly life from the part it plays today.
    • united with the Earth. The Moon then separated from the Earth and now
    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • the possession of the most advanced spirits on the Earth but have
    • The farther we go back in the evolution of the Earth, the less do we
    • we come to all that was once taught to primeval humanity on Earth by
    • universe, after leaving the Earth together with the Moon. A certain
    • great Teachers of earthly humanity; but all consciousness of the
    • What is still transmitted to the Earth from the heavens represents
    • the Earth, especially the forces that are connected with the sexual
    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • all events not to the Earth. Saturn too, of course, is irradiated by
    • for earthly life. Saturn is an entirely self-engrossed heavenly body
    • to give little heed to earthly affairs of today and to immerse
    • themselves in what the Earth once was. Above all, Saturn speaks
    • graphically about what the Earth was before it became Earth, and for
    • us. Those who have a particular inclination towards Saturn in earthly
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    • the principal things connected with the evolution of earthly life,
    • with the repeated lives on earth, with the life between death and a
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • intimately connected with him still dwell upon the earth, and through
    • be borne on earth, while, on the other hand, more intensive
    • contribute to the evolution of the earth during our succeeding lives
    • on earth. What has begun with the sorrow we have felt in losing a
    • continues, and this continuation appears in the next life on earth.
    • earth. This may perhaps not soothe our pain in single cases, but if
    • death from the standpoint of our physical life upon the earth, but
    • upon our soul-experiences than here upon the earth, although there
    • otherwise gained during the slow course of an earthly life,
    • everything we have experienced during an earthly life; but in the
    • repeated lives on earth. In fact, my explanations in connection with
    • part of a world of necessary happenings. From the earthly standpoint
    • lives upon the earth?” — we shall find in every case that
    • in past epochs of the repeated lives on earth and of the intermediate
    • in the described manner. During a particular life upon the earth the
    • mere sum of thoughts reminding him of his life on earth after having
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    • as human beings upon earth, live with the spiritual worlds, even as
    • flow from the dead into the dear ones whom he has left on Earth
    • being in earthly life meets with a friend or with some person with
    • which arise through earthly life) — all this acquires quite
    • another kind of interest for the dead. Here on the earth we develop
    • or other things that depend on our physical and earthly life in this
    • we earthly people have in all the ephemeral sympathies and
    • earthly life. That would be utterly wrong. Truly, the dead are
    • in which the dead person sees the human beings who are here on earth,
    • hand, if a person on earth is vain, he sees Lucifer working at him.
    • who are here on earth. Consequently, what generally colours our
    • which in our physical and earthly life we generally have towards this
    • that the human being upon earth has his relations to the dead in this
    • spirit here in our life on earth. If our attitude to other people is
    • given time on earth are largely dependent on those who died and
    • passed from the earth before them, who were related to them during
    • dependent on this working of the dead into the life of earthly human
    • individualities, can have with people on earth, is far more intimate
    • the development of man goes on. What he attained on earth ripens not
    • the rest of earthly time.
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    • relationship with certain spiritual powers during the earth's future.
    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • external etheric world, there unites the effect of man's earthly
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • many doors, as it were, into the earthly world from the spiritual
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • characteristic of these elemental begins dwelling in solid earth is
    • Thus, in the solid earth element live spiritual beings of an
    • earth. One could say that just as man consists of flesh and blood so
    • astute beings a suitable earthy object contains, then one can
    • the elemental beings would divert the earth from its intended
    • course. The earth would not continue what is described in my
    • as the Saturn-Sun-Moon-Earth
    • evolution. The earth can only become what it was originally intended
    • the lower elements of earth, water and air are inhabited by
    • multitudes are the beings of the earth element. The beings of the
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    • Sun and the Moon; 12 also the evolution of the Earth
    • beginning of earthly existence up to our time. A complicated process
    • Earth-development; it went out into the world's spaces from the
    • of the earth. Now we might think that the physical body simply ceases
    • earth only those parts of our physical body that come from the earth
    • itself. We cannot, however, hand over to the earth that part of our
    • great portion of the Earth existence, are super-sensible forces. These
    • over to the earth, we return to the earth, only that part of our
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • only what the earth has given to the physical body. And where is the
    • part withdraws from the one that sinks down into the earth, as it
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • warmth, separates and remains with the earth. But every other
    • the earth after us were also born, so that we infer from this that
    • other side. Here, on earth, death has a terrifying aspect only
    • ego-consciousness here upon the earth when we are asleep. Just as we
    • in the world; we live in it with that part which, here on earth, lies
    • during our earthly life we lived together with another human being,
    • Here, on earth, we are often very dreamy and what we
    • passed through them during our earthly life. In this form they
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    • to the Earth-men committed to your charge.
    • salvation of the earth, for the progress and freedom of mankind —
    • faithful fellow-workers here on earth, will remain so also after
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • and unites itself with the earth, as we say, — if we consider
    • and given over to the earth.
    • earth, or the sphere of the earth, and thereafter remain atoms, and
    • earth, is warmth. Our whole physical organism finally
    • reality, given to the earth; this is given over to the earth. Thus,
    • from our physical body, we give to our earth — Warmth.
    • The warmth which is to be found in the earth, is, in
    • of ancient men who lived upon earth in bygone ages, yet the time will
    • exist only as warmth within the body of the earth.
    • with the earth, through warmth, is the materialistic way. The fact
    • 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
    • earth — a mighty experience. The value of an experience lies in
    • possessed on earth — remains still united with us after death,
    • covering of the earth. Green works upon us in such a way that we are
    • takes place: Whereas here on Earth we look upon thoughts as something
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    • evolution of his astral body, in the same condition of the earth in
    • which the earth is now, but that he developed his astral body in an
    • earlier existence of the earth, in the Moon-existence. Just as we
    • perceive our present life to be the result of earlier earth lives, of
    • our earth. What we call the sentient-soul and the intellectual-soul,
    • or mind-soul, were first formed in our present earth-existence. The
    • earlier existence of our earth, in the old Sun-condition, the etheric
    • condition. So that we look back to three incarnations of our earth,
    • earth are passing through the condition which we call the
    • our earth evolution, during the old Moon, Sun and Saturn conditions,
    • earth. It is not of much importance whether we use the terminology of
    • these beings. Those beings who, during the Moon-state of our earth,
    • the Moon as we do now upon earth. They were beings at the human
    • earth-existence, back to the Saturn stage, we find that those beings
    • Saturn state, and if we then follow the incarnations of the earth
    • the old Moon; men are men on our earth.
    • earth, during the Jupiter state, shall finish the transforming of our
    • during our earth-stage, — a process we shall have to go through
    • only during the next incarnation of the earth. If we look still
    • incarnation of the earth. They are doing the work which man will do
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    • You all know that the features of the surface of the earth vary in
    • different parts, and that in the different parts of our earth there
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • certain part of our earth, it is comprehensible that for a
    • consciousness there arises over every part of our earth a peculiar
    • aura of that special part of the earth. This etheric aura is quite
    • the surface of our earth. This etheric aura differs very considerably
    • of the evolution of humanity on the earth when one people leaves its
    • dwelling place and takes possession of another part of the earth.
    • part of the earth does not only depend upon what rises out of the
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • our earth. The various etheric auras of Europe altered very much at
    • particular part of the earth there is something which can be altered,
    • that which mysteriously confronts us in the part of the earth
    • part of the earth.
    • vegetation, in the peculiar configuration of the earth and so on, is
    • the earth; and they embody themselves, as in a physical body, in that
    • earth. But they also have their own paths to follow; for this working
    • the earth and embody themselves in one or another region of the
    • earth. This is their own affair. The other, what they do in the
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    • certain portion of the earth, and over this people the folk-aura, the
    • the whole earth and divides the whole of humanity into races, is
    • earth but a variety of people.
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    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • as Saturn, Sun, Moon, and through our Earth period itself in so far
    • only during the condition of the Earth-life. We then come to the
    • acquired up to the time of the Earth-evolution if they had not stood
    • still, so that now, during the Earth-evolution, they might be able to
    • their evolution normally up to the Earth-evolution, spiritual Beings
    • who might have been Spirits of Motion during the Earth evolution, but
    • as Spirits of Form in the Earth-evolution. Thus they are able, during
    • the Earth-evolution, to bestow upon man that which he is not as yet
    • the first third of our earth life. We must therefore say: The first
    • third of our earth-life is not directed by the spiritual Beings who
    • rule the conditions of the earth, but by other abnormal spiritual
    • only becomes man during his earth life in the middle part, and in the
    • earth. Spiritual Science therefore tells us, that if his development
    • earth only in the condition which he now reaches in his twentieth or
    • preceding states upon the earth. He would have been obliged to go
    • through them soaring above the earth, around it.
    • straight line (B C) as being the earth-path, that the Spirits of Form
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    • external surface of our earth is simply a delusion. The truth is,
    • presents itself as forces which come out of the earth and radiate
    • upon the earth if only these forces were there. These forces alone
    • might say a boundary, which is the surface of the earth. So that the
    • the earth, out in every direction; and that which comes in from
    • produces the various contours of the earth's surface. So that
    • what you see outside as the earth's surface is most unreal, it
    • Spirits of Motion which is so arranged that it models the earth in
    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • outwards from within the earth, and had as their opponents only the
    • Spirits of Motion, then the earth would inwardly be in a continual
    • produced at the time when the primeval mass of the earth was still in
    • Spirits of Motion, the earth would be still in that form, if another
    • which expresses itself on the surface of our earth by the fact that
    • Will. That which on our earth appears externally chiefly as a fluidic
    • element of air, in everything which permeates the apparent earthy
    • the periphery of our earth, when we gaze up to the lofty sky,
    • when we look down into the depths of the earth, we ascribe to the
    • only display their force in that which streams up out of the earth.
    • Everything which on our earth regulates construction and
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    • that the mission of the earth can be fulfilled; when they have so to
    • be taken as a sort of annotation. In the equilibrium of our earth the
    • as regards this state of equilibrium, works from within the earth.
    • the earth, and that the way in which man becomes aware of these
    • simple, and, to make the mission of the earth comprehensible, it is
    • the elements of earth-existence.
    • Form, which brings about in our life on earth that there should be
    • not merely one kind of humanity spread over the whole earth, but that
    • in the course of the evolution of the earth, the pure activity of the
    • universe which surrounds our earth and together with it makes one
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • for the establishing of the earthly equilibrium, for the fulfillment
    • of the mission of the earth. One thing only was necessary so that the
    • united with Earth, the evolution of man could not have taken place.
    • Mars, Venus and Mercury. These forces stream down upon Earth, are
    • stemmed there and ray up again from Earth, as was described at the
    • Thus if you have a part of Earth's surface upon
    • that particular part of the Earth's surface but the entirely
    • centre of the Earth, really produce what we know as the five
    • who inhabit the Earth.
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    • guiding and directing of the events on our Earth and above all in
    • While therefore the Earth was already colonized with the
    • colonized parts of the Earth. Thus we have to do with a later stream,
    • thousands of years, gradually to spread over the whole earth. This
    • coincided with the coming to Earth of the Christ-impulse — the
    • earth. If you were to draw something like a circle, so that the towns
    • part of the earth's surface. There, however, in the distant
    • have reigned upon the earth, we may know that this Scandinavian
    • that there is no other mythology on the earth which, in its
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    • Christ Jesus upon earth. He only came in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • Jesus walked upon earth, the people could still see that this work
    • Ginnungagap, is about the time when the earth begins to form itself
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    • in earthly existence.
    • directions have taken part in the development of the earthly man, who
    • activity, therefore, in our earth-existence is such, that his point
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    • Christ-impulse had been given to the earth, Tacitus could describe
    • air and fire, in all the elements in and above the earth, meets us as
    • fertilizing our earth, so do we find this heavenly world, the world
    • that which is felt to be the Mother, the Spirit of the Earth. We have
    • whole Spirit of the Earth than in the picture of the fertilization of
    • Mother Earth.
    • Earth-Mother. In this way the relation of Devachan to the Earth is
    • Father and the Earth-Mother. Universal as these conceptions are we
    • Earth-Mother, and the Blessed Child of the East.
    • the destiny of man is woven into the creation, into the Earth,
    • through the fertilization of the Earth-Mother by the Heavenly Father,
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    • the evolution of the earth an event occurred which we may describe as
    • made possible by the separation of the moon from the earth. These
    • the bodies being formed upon earth.
    • The event of these earth-bodies being fertilized, as it
    • earthly body itself, and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • (Home of Giants). That which developed out of the earthly body
    • earthly-physical. Freyr the god, and Freya his sister, who here in
    • physical forces of earthly evolution. These pictures represent the
    • from the earth-forces themselves to the ‘ I ’,
    • earth.
    • comprehensible in all parts of our earth-life.
    • earth to prevail over another. If the West were ever to be conquered
    • earth. We know that they are only individual sacrificial flames which
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    • A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development,
    • A Picture of the Earth's Future Development
    • A Picture of Earth-Evolution in the Future
    • distorted in expression — that the apparent isolation of man on earth is not
    • from cosmic spheres into the realm of earth-existence, bringing with them “the
    • we must learn to look upwards from the Earth to what is beyond the Earth. This
    • and will have realised that one of the great events in earthly
    • evolution was the separation of the moon from the earth. The moon as we see
    • today, shining towards us from cosmic space, was once united with the earth. It
    • then separated from the earth and now circles around it as its satellite. We
    • this separation of the moon from the earth. We must go far back in time, before
    • the earth.
    • Today we will confine our attention to what came to pass on earth in
    • as a consequence of the separation of the moon from the earth. From the
    • relationship of the moon to the earth. Recognition of this fact enables us to
    • is the product of preceding metamorphoses of earth-existence — namely, the
    • time during the Earth period. Mineral substance, therefore, became part of
    • man's being only during this Earth period. During the stages of Saturn, old
    • constitution adapted for existence upon the earth. By his very nature he was a
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    • learned and ignorant alike, believed that the earth stood still in the
    • earth. It may be said that in consequence of what Copernicus, Galileo,
    • movable. Now, when the movement of the earth is looked upon as a matter
    • which revolves round the earth, but the earth revolves round the
    • earth-life. And just as truly as the plant-seed develops a new plant,
    • does that which is the kernel of man's being develop a new earth-life.
    • indication of future earth-lives. Just as future eclipses of the sun
    • future earth-lives indicated in that which is now alive within us. In
    • the passage through repeated earth-lives, but is also enlightening
    • earthly human being were to force his way into the life of the dead in
    • earth, but to bring this being into connection with the entire cosmos.
    • progress of the earth with regard to human and other evolution, arrives
    • at saying, “The whole existence of the earth would have no
    • within the earthly sphere?” The spiritual investigator must say,
    • earth and see what it is, they would see no meaning in the whole
    • evolution of the earth unless Christ had lived, died, and risen again
    • earth-life for the whole world. If you were to study the results of
    • nonsense as that repeated earth-lives could be proved from the Bible by
    • think of the fact that nothing about repeated earth-lives is found in
    • believe in these repeated earth-lives, for the simple reason that,
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    • Earth at the beginning of Winter.
    • union between man and all that takes place in earthly life during the
    • human being descends into his physical body on the Earth. Every human
    • In the Summer the Earth is more given
    • that arises in the human being himself, something that is earthly.”
    • — This feeling that the thoughts of men are earthly in origin
    • Divine. Now that he is an earthly thinker, he must permeate his
    • Winter, when the earth envelops herself in her raiment of snow and is
    • too is fettered more strongly to the earth; he does not share in the
    • beneath the soil of the earth. — But the meaning of this must
    • how in the earth's environment there is not only that which comes
    • earth beneath the surface of the soil. I have spoken of this before
    • lived in the country will know how the peasants dig pits in the earth
    • during Winter and put their potatoes in them. Down there in the earth
    • Think of an area of the earth's surface. It absorbs the light and
    • earth, so that in Winter the Summer is still there, under the soil.
    • During Winter it is Summer underneath the surface of the earth. And
    • it is this Summer under the surface of the earth in Winter time that
    • had penetrated into the earth.
    • interpenetrate. When the earth dons her Winter raiment of snow,
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    • beings continue their existence in successive earth lives, and that
    • be convinced of the reality of man's repeated lives on earth by
    • repeated earth lives, the more we study reality as a whole. I hope to
    • light of this conception of repeated earth lives we shall soon come
    • them within this earth existence of ours so that they live as real
    • monument and see in it the direct picture on earth of the course and
    • of the world to its highest point in the coming of Christ to earth
    • the forces of the Sibyls come actually from the forces of the earth
    • spirit of earth, the Prophets by the cosmic spirit which lives not in
    • up with the elemental forces of the earth which have gripped her soul
    • about the fate of the human soul in its earthly body, what they
    • of earthly art, is vain; how criminal
    • feeling that it enters only once into earthly evolution and cannot carry
    • of earthly art, is vain; how criminal
    • of so unique an individual as he was, and that the earth can never lose
    • understand the doctrine of repeated earth lives any more than his
    • of life is to be found when we observe repeated earth lives and transfer
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    • earth-evolution if in earlier times provision had not been made in
    • in the earth, which would be the only permanent feature — but
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • earthly lives nor of the fact that in spite of the full reality of
    • earthly life. But when it is a question of coming to grips with the
    • the principles underlying the fact of repeated earthly lives. But
    • regions of the earth. And when we try to follow up the destiny of
    • earth if we do not apply in an absolutely concrete way the truth of
    • repeated earthly lives.
    • considerable portion of the present population of the earth.
    • over towards Russia in their earlier life on earth? If we investigate
    • in a previous earthly life imbibed from early European Christianity a
    • repeated earthly lives and merely take it as a theory. It must be
    • And now let us think of peoples inhabiting another part of the earth.
    • again to the earth. These souls — a considerable number of them
    • today to take the fact of repeated earthly lives in all seriousness
    • actual life, teachings like that of repeated earthly lives, which in
    • repeated lives on earth, but without actually expounding this as an
    • remote regions of the earth enter into the stream of blood flowing
    • upon the earth. Understanding will not come from a study of heredity
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    • depths of earthly nature and we should beware of this. Lucifer is the
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    • know, to the Egyptian-Chaldean epoch of the earth's
    • today we may tell people that the war which has been waged on earth
    • sub-earthly connection with the spiritual worlds so that they reveal,
    • on earth; i.e., the Archangels. And they should also acquire a
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Being in the Physical Human Being
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    • consider what lies nearest to us, the earthly plane.
    • very little of the world which transcends the earth, if during
    • his earthly existence he does not abandon his habitual attitude,
    • which makes him grow together with his earthly life. When we
    • expand into a world. The earth instead loses is solid substance,
    • ourselves within the earth — I purposely say within the
    • earth — we feel as if we lived within a great organism. We
    • ourselves grow into the organism of the earth; within it we
    • of events upon the earth during a whole year. The simile will
    • manner described and become part of the whole earthly organism,
    • Earth is asleep; summer is the earth's real sleeping condition
    • and the great consciousness of the Spirit of the Earth then
    • withdraws. In the spring the Spirit of the Earth begins to
    • waking condition. This is daytime for the Spirit of the Earth, in
    • grow in the same way as that upon the earth. It is possible to
    • Upon the earth,
    • clairvoyant. He is like the earth with its budding, greening
    • the surface of the earth, and we perceive that our astral body
    • even as winter comes over the fruits of the earth and covers them
    • to you as the Spirit of the Earth, is really a personality, like
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    • aspiration, and remained with him throughout his life on earth. To be
    • before one's life on earth has no very great value, but a
    • of dependence on purely earthly inherited characteristics, the more
    • of earthly physical existence.
    • know that spiritual science shows how our earth-planet, upon which
    • subsequent embodiments, so that our earth is in a midway state. Now
    • and fourth conditions; and now in Our present earth-evolution comes
    • his ego. When the earth enters into its future states there will
    • you reflect on it, you will know how much of this cosmic-earthly
    • evolution can come about in you: during earth-evolution only the
    • have to wait for the transformation of the earth into its three
    • cannot during earth-existence attain spirit-self in my astral body,
    • earth has passed over, through a certain cosmic development, into its
    • during the period of earth-existence they cannot fully emerge. These
    • as earthly man, he cannot achieve this. He has to say to himself that
    • he must pass through the rest of earth evolution in such a way as
    • being growing in his inner nature beyond what he can be as earthly
    • man. As earthly man I cannot but feel myself a dwarf, compared with
    • dwarf-like existence on earth and the experience of himself as a
    • one hand man will be aware of himself as belonging to the earth; on
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    • As we come to apprehend the truths of the pre-earthly
    • what we experienced there before we came down to earth. It is almost
    • a pre-earthly life of man, but actually to look into the spiritual
    • world in which we lived before we descended to Earth, even as we look
    • What is the secret of our bodily existence on earth?
    • we in like manner, throughout our physical life on earth, gradually
    • Materialism is quite right as far as earthly consciousness is
    • remain in the earthly consciousness, and so have to be content with
    • passes through repeated earthly lives.
    • earth; only we do not observe them as such because we remain in our
    • do, though it may seem to result from the working of earthly physical
    • lives on earth. And between these have been also lives in a spiritual
    • have lived on earth only when we learn to imbue with love the faculty
    • we did and achieved in our previous life on earth); but when
    • We see how an ethical impulse cannot in one earth-life
    • the next life on earth, can work there quite definitely as a
    • to causes in an earlier life on earth. In other words, we need to
    • earth. An indescribable pain is involved in leaving, on the path of
    • investigating the path leading from pre-earthly existence into the
    • sphere of the earth.
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    • karma had been accumulated in the earlier periods of earth
    • of forming fresh connections. But through repeated earth-lives we
    • certain after-effects of previous earth-lives, people are drawn
    • epoch men on earth know nothing about them it is as though, a part of
    • is in close communication with our present physical world of earth.
    • From the point of view of humanity on earth we are
    • Christ entered earth-life, and He has remained in earth-life since
    • earth-life that Christ should have entered it. But now let us
    • far as we live on earth in our physical bodies. This is a real train
    • described it rightly when I said that men on earth in their physical
    • the central impulse of earth evolution, to the Christ impulse. The
    • earthwards, and which we offer up again in our thinking about Christ;
    • because in earth existence since the Mystery of Golgotha the thoughts
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    • before he descended to the earth, that is, to the time when he was a
    • remembered what he had been before he came down to earth. We, on the
    • to the earth. This is the consequence of gradually entering into the
    • descended to earth (blue). He went back on the stream of memory.
    • earth.
    • the magnetic needle always points north-south. Therefore, on earth the
    • necessity he must be for his earthly tasks — the aim was not to portray
  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • which unites earth and man with the worlds beyond the earth. To-morrow
    • the sun has been in the sign of spring. When, therefore, men on earth
    • the earth. They always point to something of supreme importance for the
    • is bound up with the earthly, for its purpose is to remind us of the
    • whose significance lies, not merely within the course of earth-evolution,
    • earthly conditions; it is a time that can be ascertained only when man
    • turns his thoughts to the worlds beyond the earth. And there is deeper
    • forces of earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that
    • which is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • earth, and this truth is indicated in the manner of dating the Easter
    • beyond the earth; it contains a promise to man that in the course of
    • Christ Impulse, to become free of earthly conditions.
    • period of earthly evolution have become more and more veiled and hidden
    • very Being of the Christ in an extra-earthly, super-sensible manner. Thus
    • even externally, we compare the life of Paul with the earthly
    • physical earthly life for just so long as the duration of the span of
    • the organisation of soul and spirit. Then, in relation to earthly life,
    • Jesus spent in His work on earth, Paul spent as an anti-Christian. And
    • about the same length of time that Christ had walked the earth, did
    • Paul continue to live upon earth — that is, until about his
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • the magnetic needle, but in the whole Earth, inasmuch as you assign
    • to the one end of the Earth the magnetic North Pole, and to the other
    • whole Earth. Yet the same nonsense (as applied to the magnetic
    • is the beetroot growing in the earth. To take it just for what it is
    • depends on countless conditions, not even only of the Earth as a
    • and animal, and of the Earth itself. We must extend our view to the
    • the earth.
    • possible the physical life of man on Earth — and that, after all,
    • in the life of the Earth. Nowadays we are wont to attach the greatest
    • the influences from beyond the Earth, but also of the atmospheric and
    • other influences of the Earth's immediate environment. Moreover, this
    • outer earthly world.
    • happens on the Earth is but a reflection of what is taking place in
    • The Earth is
    • and of that in the planetary life which is connected with the earthly
    • to the earthly life on a large scale, the first fact for us to take
    • earthly life (considered once more on a Large scale, and as a whole)
    • spread over the Earth so as to constitute 27-28% of our Earth's
    • aspect of the Earth with its plant-growth. (The plant-growth is
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • the justice of this statement if you consider the Earth on the one
    • which works down into our Earth from the Universe beyond. Nowadays,
    • on to the Earth from the surrounding Universe. They are aware, no
    • Earth which is the foundation of all Agriculture.
    • surface of the Earth diagramatically by this line
    • (Diagram 2). The surface of the Earth is generally
    • is added. In reality, however, the earthly soil as such not
    • this inner life of the earthly soil (I am speaking of fine and
    • a study of the earthly soil, we must indeed observe that the surface
    • of the Earth is a kind of organ in that organism which reveals itself
    • throughout the growth of Nature. The Earth's surface is a real organ,
    • view we now compare the Earth's surface with the human diaphragm,
    • concerned, the head is beneath the surface of the Earth, while
    • Whatever is above the Earth, belongs in truth to the
    • the Earth by way of air and water vapours and even warmth. Consider,
    • once more, all that element in the neighbourhood of the Earth in
    • place in the interior of the Earth beneath the Earth's surface
    • of the above-the-Earth and the below-the-Earth.
    • above the Earth are immediately dependent on Moon, Mercury and Venus
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • The earthly and
    • substances of the Earth, needless to say. In the next lectures we
    • forces work through the substances of the Earth? In the present
    • Earth-evolution carbon alone was deposited or precipitated. Only at a
    • the merely mineral and rigid limestone-formation which the Earth
    • Earth within him. For in the limestone form of the skeleton he has
    • the solid Earth within him.
    • within our physical and earthly world. It would, so to speak, always
    • take hold of in the physical, earthly world, if it had not a physical
    • the peculiarity of all that we have on Earth: the Spiritual here must
    • breathe, into the soil of the Earth. Albeit it is not so highly
    • too it becomes living oxygen. Oxygen under the earth is not
    • the same as oxygen above the earth.
    • outset the oxygen must always be drawn out of the earth realm;
    • spiritual essence which is accessible to us on Earth: the human Ego,
    • the Earth — the bridge between carbon and oxygen is built by
    • human astral body. It is the astral spirituality in the Earth's
    • in the air. But the moment it comes into the Earth, it is alive
    • nay more it becomes sentient and sensitive inside the Earth. Strange
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • spheres. But the world in which man and the other earthly creatures
    • the annual? Let us compare such a tree with a little mound of earth
    • assume: this is the hillock of earth, rich in humus. And I will now
    • earthly matter — permeated, as I have now described it, by humus-substances
    • in process of decomposition — such earthly matter contains etherically
    • living substance. Now this is the important point: Earthly matter, which
    • this hillock of earth being formed, with a hollow in the middle —
    • a mound of earth, with humus entering into it, working in the earthly
    • it, the “mound of earth” — transmuted into a higher
    • separating what is above the earth from the interior, all that is raised
    • inorganic mineral earth with fruitful humus-substance, or with any waste
    • to do this efficiently if you erect mounds of earth, and permeate these
    • with the said substance. For then the earthly material itself will tend
    • process takes place in the forming of the tree. The earth itself is
    • the nature of manured earth, or of earth treated in some similar way.
    • To manure the earth is to make it alive, so that the plant may not be
    • brought into a dead earth and find it difficult, out of its own vitality,
    • a parasite out of the living earth. And it must be so.
    • earth enough organic residues, and decomposing them sufficiently, to
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • a kind of continuation of growth within the earth. There is a vegetative
    • plant-life in the earth itself.
    • of earth — with the inner vitality of its humus-content —
    • this common life — common to the Earth and all plant-growth—nor
    • our farms, we are taking forces away from the earth — nay, even
    • we need for the impoverished earth, must be subjected to a proper treatment,
    • from the water which merely trickles through the earth, no further vitalisation
    • We must vitalise the earth
    • earthy element itself. To endow the mass of manure, or the liquid manure,
    • in the Earth, we must till the soil and manure it properly. Heaven does
    • the earth; we let it become permanently impoverished. We must then provide
    • all around the Earth — actively working, though in the finest
    • as they need what comes to them from the Earth. They draw them in from
    • soil of the Earth after they have been rayed into the soil from the
    • prevent the Earth from drawing into itself what it needs by way of silicic
    • it is really to receive all that it needs from the Earth. For which
    • will enable it to bring the right vitality into the Earth itself.
    • that takes place as between the earth and the plant — so to assimilate
    • very deep in the Earth throughout the winter.
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • earth and then work from the earth upon plant-growth. As I said, the
    • there planets, but by the round-about way of the Earth) — these
    • sphere, from that which is over the earth, we must perceive the workings
    • wider sense we may say: All the forces that work into the earth from the
    • of the earth, while that which works from the surrounding sphere is
    • proceed from the earth itself, nevertheless they transmit what proceeds
    • through the mediation of the earth. They have had to pay the penalty
    • Not only the soil of the Earth was exhausted — the traditions too
    • this as the level of the earth's surface. Here we have all the influences
    • in the earth in this way causes the plants to bring forth what grows
    • the level of the earth — all that which comes from the forces
    • of the Sun upon its surface and throws them back again on to the earth.
    • eyes — and the Earth, too, of course, receives These rays from
    • Earth as lunar forces, and so they have done ever since the Moon separated
    • from the Earth.
    • all that is earthly. Indeed, when the Moon was united with the Earth,
    • the Earth itself was far more living, fruiting, inherently fertile.
    • When the Moon was still one with the Earth there was nothing so mineral
    • as to intensify the normal vitality of the Earth, which is still just
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • earth. The tree is really “earth” for that which grows upon
    • its boughs and branches. It is the earth, grown up like a hillock; shaped
    • — it is rate—in a rather more living way than the earth
    • as the herbaceous plants and cereals are rooted in the Earth.
    • enable us to understand. Here is the soil of the earth: here I insert
    • In the tree with its cambium or formative layer, the earth-realm itself
    • more intensity of life, than the earth otherwise has, i.e.
    • unfolding the herbaceous plant that springs out of the earth directly
    • herbaceous plants growing on the earth, and a plant-world rich in astrality
    • differentiate, to individualise, as between the scent of earthly plants
    • the root, being more mineral, deprives the earthly soil — observe,
    • This makes the earthly soil rather more dead in the
    • down below, works through the larvae. Thus, if the earth had
    • no trees, there would be no insects on the earth. The trees make it
    • of the tree which are above the earth — fluttering around the
    • only live upon the earth by virtue of the tree-roots being there. However,
    • inside the Earth. These golden creatures — for they are of the
    • greatest value to the earth — are none other than the earth-worms.
    • earth-worm — how it lives together with the soil. These worms
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    • more than organic, and involves working with the cosmos, earth, and
    • of earthly matter. (So it is in man, too, but let us confine ourselves
    • is earthly matter. Already in the embryo-life, earthly matter is guided
    • that the head receives its materials from the Earth. There, then, we
    • have earthly substance.
    • bones, etc. — comes not from the Earth at all. It is cosmic substantiality.
    • the Earth. This is important. You must not regard a claw or a hoof as
    • system of metabolism and limbs we have to do with earthly forces —
    • cosmic substances and earthly forces. (As to the latter, you need only
    • of earthly gravity, and in like manner, all that we do with our limbs
    • is bound up with the earthly).
    • can go further. What is contained in the head? Earthly substantiality.
    • you have so much earthly substance. In man, too, in the brain you have
    • earthly substance. Only the forces are cosmic; the substance is earthly.
    • emerges as earthly matter in the brain has actually been excreted; it
    • is excretion — excretion from the organic process. Earthly matter
    • activity of the digestion — a certain quantity of earthly matter
    • of earthly substance goes through the whole path, and is at last literally
    • for man as you know carries his Ego down on to the Earth; in the animal,
    • And now when the animals feed on what is there above the Earth, they
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    • taking his place culturally in the external life on earth.
    • lives upon the earth as a hunter, breeder of animals,
    • human occupations upon the earth.
    • The drawing, showing the earth in the universe, cannot
    • here we have the earth. Let us suppose that we have the
    • human being upon the earth. In regard to these four form
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • the earth's circumference. Here (above), man is
    • and consider how the human being is formed by the earth, as
    • constellations below the horizon (for the earth covers
    • influence through the earth. Here the human being would
    • have to adapt himself to the earth in regard to his stars.
    • universe; the last four members lead him to the earth, and
    • covered by the earth. In the four central members the stars
    • and the earth maintain a balance.
    • below, which are covered by the earth, enable man to be a
    • Formation of Man's Activities on earth.
    • The Extremities of Earth Man.
    • with the earth; but modern people are no longer able to
    • water out of them. He is watering the earth and is
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    • into all that these souls bring to expression in earthly life. I have pointed
    • their blood, as the representative of that which distinguishes earthly Man,
    • this — their blood belonged to nothing else on earth than to Christ
    • were ready to endure in order to establish more firmly in earth existence the
    • take its place in the whole stream of cosmic and earthly forces, then
    • still from the earth — became in succeeding centuries for many others
    • mysterious connections between the life on earth and the spiritual life,
    • clearly that into the soul of Goethe on earth there followed from the
    • 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
    • body — partakes not only in the life of earth, but in the life of the
    • forces and physical substances of earth.
    • spiritually, it is different. Human beings here on earth only provide the
    • spaces of the cosmos may be able to sink down to earth. This ether organism
    • have the deeds on earth that we accomplish in the physical body, and we have
    • human beings bearing physical bodies of the earth; and when we accept
    • his soul, inasmuch as it is with the soul that he incarnates on earth. And
    • Freedom only prevails on earth, is only possible on earth, when it has
    • reference to the souls of men who live on the earth in their social
    • So that alongside of the social order, a soul order is necessary on earth,
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    • elements that have built up our whole life from our earthly birth
    • so that we say to ourselves: Here on earth, the soul-spiritual
    • nutrition during our earthly existence, we dive down into a
    • beings, even as here on earth, during the time between birth and
    • passed before the earth received us into the physical stream of
    • and enters physical life on earth or in which he lives after passing
    • bears in his transient earthly existence as an ever-developing
    • concealed, because when it enters earthly life through birth it
    • word because here on earth he lives in a physical body which bears
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    • in a new earthly life. We are concerned in such a case not with what
    • same as it is with what grows under the earth and is found only when
    • one digs into the earth like a miner. Whatever one finds there can
    • originate only as it exists within the earth, developing in those
    • layers of the earth that are covered by layers above it. What is in
    • the depths of the earth cannot develop on the surface of the earth,
    • opening in the earth, however, and let the sunlight shine in,
    • today about “repeated earthly lives” — when it
    • feeling, he has no choice but to acknowledge repeated lives on earth.
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    • occurred in earthly evolution. With his ability to look down the
    • occasion today to include a description of the whole of earthly
    • evolution human life runs its course in repeated earth lives. For the
    • earth, man himself carries evolution forward from one epoch to the
    • next. This knowledge of repeated earth lives cannot become a
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    • our lifeless inorganic Earth, the mineral kingdom of our Earth. This
    • purely mineral Earth. True, when we speak of the consciousness of the
    • Earth, we do not in the first place see in the geological-mineral
    • solid earth ; so that when we speak of the consciousness of the
    • Earth, we have to think of it as connected with the whole Earth, not
    • The whole Earth has consciousness, a consciousness
    • the differences in this consciousness of the Earth in special
    • evoke in our souls the conception that the whole Earth has
    • consciousness. Let us now turn from the mineral Earth, and
    • direct our attention to all that springs forth and sprouts on Earth,
    • entity in reference to the Earth. That the whole plant world is an
    • independent entity as regards the Earth only comes clearly before us
    • We can speak of a consciousness of the whole mineral Earth, but we
    • evolves on the Earth. The laws of this consciousness are certainly
    • Earth.
    • A parallel thing happens on the Earth, when on one
    • and it is exactly the same with the Earth, when on the one hemisphere
    • plant world is awake. Thus we speak of all plant life on Earth as a
    • the Earth, we can really say that during the height of summer in our
    • part of the Earth the plant consciousness is asleep, and in depth of
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    • are capable of flowing through the souls of the peoples of the Earth. In
    • truth that earthly life can never progress fruitfully along such
    • uniting the different peoples of the Earth and this also intensifies
    • will not suffice to unite the peoples of the Earth. A conscious and
    • over the Earth, for we have but to look at the disastrous things that
    • realise that a striving to make the whole Earth into one economic
    • the other hand, the peoples of the Earth have not yet reached the
    • collective economy of the whole Earth to arise out of the economic
    • a common economic life of the whole Earth — in effect an
    • Earth economy. The leading minds of the times are forever
    • Earth economy in contrast to the separate national economies which
    • opposition of the national economies to an Earth economy that has
    • among the peoples of the Earth. And here it is above all necessary to
    • regions of the earth, we find that in terms of this threefold
    • organisation they are by no means absolutely the same the whole Earth
    • common social programme could be issued for the whole of the Earth
    • individualised, specialized, in the different regions of the Earth.
    • on the Earth must be able to develop love not only for an abstract,
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    • of the Earth was changed through what took place at Golgotha.
    • spiritual sphere of the Earth. Other men are impressed by the
    • experienced or felt on the Earth. But to a seer this is
    • opened and as well as a great vista of past ages of the Earth
    • earthly existence with the proof that life in the spirit will
    • His dwelling-place. He has remained with the Earth; through
    • Him the Sun-Power has united with the Earth.
    • planetary Spirit of the Earth, the Spirit by whom the Earth's
    • future opens out before Novalis. He sees the Earth
    • transfigured; he sees the present Earth in which the residue
    • 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
    • made one; he sees the Earth in future time as a great
    • and the ground upon which we move, so, by overcoming earthly
    • Earth that will be the body of the new God, the God of the
    • symbolises, are as ancient as humanity on Earth. But man will
    • Earth have experienced at the time when we now celebrate
    • were preserved as memories in different regions of the Earth,
    • descended to the Earth, the more closely he united with material
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    • earth men die; they pass through the gate of death, laying aside
    • of what they have immediately experienced in earthly life. Now such
    • feelings, views and deeds, is experiencing on the earth
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    • of the earth. He takes those laws and interconnections produced
    • beginning of the earth. Then, out of the second principle, the
    • heat death in which the earth will perish.
    • once all the remaining earth forces have changed into heat, this heat
    • earth as such will succumb to what is called ‘the heat
    • causality, other than to say to himself: of this earth which has
    • natural necessity we accept that the earth is to succumb to
    • appearance of previous earth lives as something which our Ego shows
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • of the great truth of reincarnation, of repeated earthly lives, and we must
    • realise that this repetition has its own good purpose in the Earth's
    • reborn on the Earth. In incarnations immediately following the
    • Earth and humanity, as was the case at the end of the Atlantean
    • past life on earth. A kind of sleep then ensues and after a few
    • Then follows the life in Kamaloka, when the earthly life is lived
    • again on Earth in a body of flesh. The
    • human beings on the Earth who will need no gospels or other such
    • no longer necessary for him to return to the Earth. Understanding of
    • increasing power on the Earth. We have heard that in the sixth epoch,
    • there could be a second appearance of Christ on Earth in a
    • of Christ's life on Earth in the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • constitutes the fulcrum of Earth evolution; and just as there can be
    • there can be only one fulcrum of Earth evolution.
    • Earth in order to prepare for that Event and give teaching to those
    • incarnation. The Christ-Individuality was on the Earth in the body of
    • planet Earth. What is physical in our Earth falls away at the end of
    • the Earth-period and human souls in their totality pass over into the
    • Jupiter condition, the next planetary embodiment of the Earth.
    • from a physical man -on Earth the Christ gradually evolves as Etheric
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    • part of space. And by regarding himself as an earthly being and
    • attained full earthly consciousness.
    • our earthly life, we did not first experience its three
    • earth's surface — from the fact that we human beings are not
    • born upright, but, in accord with the formative laws of our earthly
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • the universe were approaching the earth and, from without, were
    • force” (Kraftflächen) converging on the earth from
    • a space as peripheral as earthly space (physical space) is central. A
    • with the help of the etheric body, on a physical, earthly being.
    • a physical, earthly being in accordance with the bare, dry facts, we
    • only if we can picture to ourselves how man lives on the earth, round
    • cosmos, but to earth; it is connected with the earth's force of
    • human foot; it is adapted to the earth's gravitational force. We take
    • all adapted, dynamically and statically, to the earth, and to the way
    • in which the force of gravity works from the earth's centre outwards,
    • of the chest, we need what, in a sense, flows round the earth in the
    • equatorial plane; we are led to earth's environment. If we want to
    • linked, we must turn to the earth's forces. Man is, in this respect,
    • bound to the forces of the earth. Briefly: we discover a connection
    • revolves round the earth in the equatorial and zodiacal lines. Then
    • being adapted to the earth — one leaves the lower limbs out.
    • from the earth. One would make a heavy earth-being of him, if one
    • nonsense. He includes the whole earth in his explanation of the
    • are the forces of the earth in directing the magnetic needle. Just as
    • the cosmic spaces turn towards the earth and flow together in the
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    • from the sun's light, and its earthly circumstances were also
    • civilisation of the whole Earth. This is evidenced by all the
    • peoples on earth may have free access to the Chinese market, and so
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    • as you may read in my Outline of Occult Science, of how our Earth
    • is a speech toned down for the earth-world, but within us a speech is
    • spoken that goes out beyond the earth, for it speaks out of that
    • the earth and disappear. They are backward-pointing men.
    • earth may come to an end, but matter will never be destroyed.
    • Certainly (he is told) a time will come when the earth will be one
    • some time in the future cease to be. Heaven and earth will pass away.
    • of destruction — that will live on after heaven and earth are
    • then heaven and earth may pass away, but the Logos, the Christ,
    • earth, then something comes to life in the chaos within him, seed is
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • import to earthly evolution came to pass through the
    • after death, is united with earthly evolution. We must reflect
    • truth concerning the earliest periods in the evolution of earthly
    • the Earth had no knowledge or science in the form familiar to us
    • Divine Beings who descended spiritually to the Earth from the
    • live in a state of remoteness from earthly affairs; the soul
    • before the descent into an earthly body. The experiences of the
    • on the Earth from the Gods themselves.
    • the earliest dwellers on the Earth knew nothing of death —
    • soul can develop onwards and he felt that earthly life was only a
    • death, that earthly life has indeed an ending. Naturally, this
    • experience necessary in earthly life because reason and intellect
    • [The three earlier embodiments of the Earth. See:
    • and finally the Earth. If the higher Hierarchies had, as it were,
    • Golgotha had taken place on Earth, they would have said:
    • “We have been able to build up the Earth from Saturn, Sun
    • and Moon. But if the Earth were to contain only what we
    • an Earth from the Moon embodiment — an Earth on which men
    • intellect. We, the Hierarchies, cannot so fashion the Earth that
    • process of the Earth's evolution, he will bring death, and
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    • If I stand on the earth
    • instead experience, during earthly life itself, a kind of inner
    • light, which is kindled during life on earth. Why is it so? Because
    • connected with earthly life, dwells in the depths of man. If we
    • complete human beings. The Father sent the Son to the earth in order
    • that the Son might fulfill his works on earth. Can you not feel how
    • of man on earth. When Anthroposophy studies Nature it calls the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • whole development of mankind on earth. When we have thus striven to
    • development of the earth?
    • present inhabitants of the earth! I have said that people may wonder
    • occurred in the historical course of development upon the earth, in
    • earth before the hearts and souls of men can bring forth all that
    • important event in the whole development of the earth. During the
    • thirteen nights which are the darkest of the year's course on earth
    • spiritually pervading the aura of the earth, may have the
    • that surge and weave through the aura of the earth. And the end of
    • still look in the darkest season of the year. The earth's aura then
    • united with the aura of the earth ever since the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • first breath in earthly life, before he leaves his mother's body and
    • is able to receive the first earthly-physical ray of light, he passes
    • bridge the chasm between the human souls living here on earth in a
    • consciousness that throughout the earth's round we are united, also
    • active forces and that we should learn to consider earthly phenomena
    • mankind, but in the life which awaits the earth for the remainder of
    • will once more reign over the earthly spheres.
    • bodies here on earth, and on behalf of physical life. We cannot help
    • human beings on earth, by thoughts filled with understanding for the
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    • for a definite region of the earth. Thus, certain standpoints of
    • times a wisdom extended over the earth, which was far nearer to
    • also told them how they were to behave and act here upon the earth.
    • earth.
    • movements of the stars or of the earth, but there was a knowledge of
    • earth trough the man, Jesus of Nazareth, contained the moral
    • at the conclusion of the evolution of the earth, then super-sensible
    • heaven and earth in a spiritual way, he expects him to do this
    • is this talk of Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan
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    • astray and were wandering over the face of the green earth
    • the earth to-day are not all adapted to the whole
    • of earth to-day may there perhaps exist the possibility for a
    • affairs on our earth impartially, we shall come to the
    • actual brotherly impulse upon our earth is to be sought
    • members of our earth's surface — unless we know that
    • unless people all over the earth come together and set to
    • the earth's inhabitants, and saturated with that for which
    • meting out rewards and punishments according to our earthly
    • round earth. We are never really willing to go to the root of
    • cooperation of the other peoples on the earth.
    • sense of the earth, as with men of modern times. It must
    • which once more turns its eyes away from the earth here, and
    • earth's environment in terms of mathematics, but they have
    • not known, how, from the earth's environment to
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    • with, on the Earth, is for himself the only example —
    • the earthy, the watery, the airy, and the element of
    • in this earthly realm, by Natura.
    • Earth. Had the Christ-Impulse only been able to work through
    • Earth is greatest. Therefore the Christmas Festival is
    • aura of the Earth, at the time when the outer forces of the
    • strongly in the Earth's aura.
    • spiritual and thence to return to earthly affairs, for it is
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • present life on Earth. And when we consider the
    • he set foot on the Earth. In essentials, the head-formation
    • real man of the Earth. Thus we can say: What we have before
    • planetary embodiments of the Earth; and the starting-point
    • from its earthly form to what it was as Saturn organism, Sun
    • fashioned on Earth, will be further organised physically,
    • Earth as Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan.
    • have, therefore, a human earthly aspect and also a cosmic
    • our earthly point of view. On the other hand we can form a
    • between the Earth and the present Moon, and we can therefore
    • the Earth; he is thus not in the centre of the Earth but
    • distant from it by the length of the Earth's radius. And if
    • Moon moves round the Earth, it moves also round man's head.
    • course round the Earth the Moon travels through the Zodiac.
    • from the other previous embodiments of the Earth. You see
    • and these come from the Earth itself: they do not work on the
    • If you imagine this, here, to be the Earth
    • inwardly are essentially earthly, telluric. Into arms and
    • hands, in legs and feet, there play forces of the Earth, and
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    • create on Earth — that is new in every epoch.
    • Earth. And so, although it will inevitably be difficult for
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    • teachings of repeated earthly lives is almost tantamount to saying
    • earthly lives, indeed its aim is rather to reduce their number.
    • Buddhist thought. To be freed from repeated earthly lives —
    • concludes with a confession of belief in repeated earthly
    • that man's sojourn on earth may become fruitful if earthly lives are
    • repeated. We are not on this earth for nothing. We are active in
    • earthly life and we may look forward to an ever fuller life wherein
    • when in one such earthly life he can liberate himself from this
    • the idea of repeated earthly lives, for to understand the essence of
    • earthly life is admitted. Even science is less inclined to agree with
    • sustained in earthly life and not utterly lost in maya. In his
    • earthly lives such a being as a Buddha must previously have reached
    • former earthly lives. The legend is well-known and we need only
    • accumulated knowledge and wisdom of earthly lives cannot, in effect,
    • itself the highest earthly wisdom cannot save him from
    • the world sense and space man knows in earthly life. Nothing in the
    • everything that connects him with earthly existence has been blotted
    • earthly wisdom. Treading this path a man will find the means
    • to use his earthly incarnations that he is finally freed from their
    • earthly embodiments followed a descending path in a descending
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    • and Spirit outside the range of earthly life, realising that
    • atmospheric and extra-earthly influences are working on him as the
    • such, there are repeated earthly lives, and so forth. All these
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    • new birth, i.e. in his pre-earthly life. At birth the child is
    • not yet fully adapted to the earthly gravitation, the earthly
    • adapt himself to these earthly conditions as he learns to stand
    • equilibrium for earthly life is a faculty which man does not bring
    • with him. He must acquire it during his earthly life.
    • it in a sense the spiritual germ of his future physical earthly body
    • of equilibrium, into the forces of earthly existence. For in the
    • pre-earthly life, balance or equilibrium is not the same as it is on
    • earth, where it signifies the power to walk and stand. In the
    • pre-earthly life, balance and equilibrium signify the relation
    • sense when he descends on to the earth. In the mother's womb he is
    • earthly life. He has left the former and has not yet entered into the
    • of speech. The language which we speak here on earth is, of course,
    • essentially adapted to earthly conditions. In the first place it is
    • an expression of our earthly thoughts. These earthly thoughts contain
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • speech or language is adapted during our life on earth. But in the
    • pre-earthly life as I have already explained, man has a very
    • correspond to breathing in the pre-earthly life). Thus in pre-earthly
    • descend on to the earth. We lose the life within the cosmic language,
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    • will, feeling and by his earthly education, each of these three
    • before a body clothed me in my earthly existence, is living within
    • a kind of sheath, merely an instrument for the purposes of earthly
    • conviction that before a physical body clothed him on Earth, he had
    • pre-earthly existence and hence with equal certainty that they would
    • inner being or is imparted to him in ordinary life by earthly
    • physical life and move upon Earth; I am clothed in my physical body
    • brought thee into an earthly existence which is itself of a Divine
    • his earthly existence hallowed, although in his waking life he still
    • the soul. To the old riddle of man's earthly existence there was
    • that of man's earthly death.
    • came to feel death in earthly existence with any intensity. Whereas
    • my earthly body?” This had been the first riddle. “How do
    • I pass through earthly death?” — this was the second.
    • the chains that bind me to this earthly existence fall away, I shall
    • belong to the Earth no more. My earthly being will be changed and lo!
    • I shall once again live in the super-earthly kingdom, I shall be
    • from a pre-earthly existence I have come forth. To the stars to the
    • there was nothing on the Earth which could help him to solve this
    • later tongue. But now, all consciousness of the pre-earthly existence
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    • very time when the Christ united with earthly evolution, humankind
    • creation of the earth; he belongs to the spiritual world; he entered
    • earthly evolution through the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this way,
    • beings, but not in the earthly sphere. The only ones who could reach
    • the coming one, who was not yet united with earthly evolution. He
    • the dwelling of Christ on earth and the union of the Christ with
    • earthly evolution. It was necessary to make up an understanding out
    • real being united with earthly evolution, human beings had the
    • is in reality the Christ who appears in this earthly, soul-spiritual
    • descended to earth, however, the wisdom had disappeared. The real
    • Christ was now united with the earth; knowledge about the Christ,
    • the right way. We can cast our glance over the earth that was known
    • to humanity at that time — the earth as it was before the Mystery
    • in a distributed form had to disappear from the earth by becoming
    • lives with the earth, but when the knowledge of the Christ no longer
    • lives in the earth; knowledge of the Christ must evolve anew.
    • earthly part, which continues the line of heredity, and the higher
    • who walks on the earth. This was why they found it so difficult to
    • existed — in fact, he could not have lived on earth. Therefore,
    • people have said that he never lived on earth.” Christology
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    • of the earth and its living organisms?
    • the solid ground of our earth itself, and that out of what it finds there
    • — within the earth's strata — it forms its
    • gives us the opportunity of studying deeper layers of the earth in
    • interesting studies are concerned with layers of the earth's surface
    • layers, the earth shows us how the character of their rock-material
    • latest, superimposed by the most recent occurrences on the earth. As
    • lower parts of the earth's crust, we come to strata which are the
    • strata of the earth all kinds of forms have been embedded,
    • over the whole face of the earth; on the contrary, there is clear
    • the earth's development manifold disturbances have occurred through
    • earth's strata with their fossiliferous constituents, and
    • the earth at the time when the present top layer had not yet been
    • which our earth must have presented in times gone by.
    • earth's crust, overlaid again and again by others; we come to the
    • so-called “Cambrian” layer of our earth's development and
    • the younger layers in earth-evolution:
    • earth's evolution the living creatures have developed by slow degrees
    • on our earth — roughly as it might have presented itself to the
    • evolution of our earth have taken during the later billennia.
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    • in man from the moment he enters upon his physical, earthly life.
    • us out of the super-sensible life into earthly life we lose in the
    • course of this earthly life.
    • connection, a kind of sub-earthly connection. This is how it
    • earthly laws there is a sub-earthly connection going [on] below the
    • pictorial, and the pre-earthly life is no longer an abstraction but a
    • appertaining to the earth. For in the moment of receiving the ray of
    • earthly existence. We re-act to this destructive process
    • however, and fill ourselves out again with earthly substance. Thus
    • our life is poised mid-way between the annihilation of earthly
    • existence and the building up of earthly existence, in other words,
    • make us into non-corporeal beings; he would fain lift us right out of earthly
    • Lucifer. When we really bring our will-forces into play on the earth:
    • connection with earth existence. When in the fifteenth century
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    • never appear again on earth. The Bodhisattva became Buddha; he no
    • longer returns to earth in an ordinary body, in accordance with the
    • yet to come, he will descend again and again to the earth, but will
    • time — and will then be a great teacher on earth. That is the
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • on to our present Earth-existence. Anyone who recollects how often we
    • Earth, you will admit that nothing but a sketch could be given,
    • just as the Earth-existence comprises an immense number of details,
    • in time, belonging to the Earth or the Moon evolutions can be more
    • is much better to keep to the reverse direction; from Earth to
    • place in the Earth period; this he can only do in words and concepts
    • inwardly, so to say, into this old planetary embodiment of our Earth.
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    • early condition of our evolution before our own Earth came into
    • following embodiments of our Earth is not only not exhaustive, but
    • essential parts did not consist of what we know as earth, water and
    • suppose that the earth were not as it is now, but that what occurred
    • Sun again in what we find on our own earth.
    • aspect. And we shall now see that the Being who appeared on earth as
    • to the earth by the Christ-Being is on the earth, fulfils its life on
    • the earth, we can then go still more deeply into the actual spiritual
    • sense again come to life on earth. Just imagine all that has been
    • Earth-existence; around Him are assembled those who now as
    • earth-beings are destined to radiate this back again and preserve it
    • for the remainder of the earth-existence. In the centre is the One
    • everything belonging to it, as it were translated into earthly
    • ordained for the earth that it may also be rejected by the traitor.
    • We may feel that this is the Earth-Being, in as much as the Sun-Being
    • reappears on the Earth. If this is felt — not in an external
    • which reflects, as it were, the extract of the Earth existence. When
    • a spirit were to come down to the Earth from Mars, while he would not
    • understand the actual mission of the Earth if he allowed the
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    • MOON-EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH.
    • behind all the material phenomena of the substance of our earth
    • definite Beings to be met with in the old Saturn state of the Earth
    • cosmic embodiment of our earth, we find something which brings us a
    • know already, are connected with the process of the earth's
    • beings have invaded the domain of our earth humanity. It has
    • of our earth because they did not, during the evolution of the Moon,
    • accepting the sacrifice have taken this whole nation from the earth.
    • He gave over that whole line of evolution to the earth. Thus in the
    • part of our earth-history do we find this resigning on the part of
    • as it were, we have before us the meaning of the earth, the Christ.
    • see a repetition of this event in a picture here on earth: that of
    • me,’ we see an earthly reflection of the opponent of the gods,
    • to descend to the earth, he might find things which would be of more
    • connection with Mars as with the earth, learn something which would
    • teach him the meaning of the earth. The incident represented in the
    • earthly picture is of significance to the whole Cosmos: that is the
    • by His Apostles, He who on the earth overcomes death and thus proves
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    • the Earth planet which took place in the passing from ancient Sun to
    • nearer to the earthly life of man, we find this mood in ourselves
    • earthly conditions which have evolved out of the earlier ones, we
    • that although our Soul-life is fitted into our earth-body, an upper
    • if the earth and the other planets could have made sacrifice to the
    • the earth was passing through her Moon-phase, the Spirits of Movement
    • earthly ego-consciousness, we must think of ourselves at that time
    • earthly that they could not possibly be so, by reflecting on the
    • our Earth, and of what we now have in the deep subsoil of our
    • consciousness, for that has stretched over to the earth-stage of our
    • within that which we have acquired through our earth-phase, of what
    • grasp what it is that has come into our nature here on the Earth, we
    • from the ancient Moon into our Earth-existence.
    • other words, the planetary embodiment of our earth through which we
    • earth's embodiment which we can the phase of redemption. We shall see
    • presently that the earth is to be called the ‘Planet of
    • earth, in which as we know redemption comes to us through the Mystery
    • The earth-man already
    • of feeling. The citizens of earth of our time who feel this longing
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    • have now approached that of the earth, we shall start from more
    • represents one of the starting points of the evolution of earthly
    • spread out around our earth there really lies the virtue of giving, a
    • we describe the element of Earth, (4) which alone can be the bearer
    • spiritual process of the Earth's becoming; for as far as the
    • earth, and fluid alone is water. Earth is the element in which death
    • death to the earth; for it presents a truly remarkable aspect.
    • the whole organism of the earth. To occult observation there would be
    • organism of the earth of which the plants everywhere form part. And
    • organism that is identical with the whole earth, and that is an
    • considering the plants as independent, for the whole earth organism
    • different position from the plants. But the earth may in this respect
    • colour. The earth does not die; what is observed in the fading of the
    • which during the earth-existence he must become real. In reality
    • death has only meaning for the Earth-existence of man.
    • obliterate his most significant earth deed. For indeed we have seen
    • necessary preparations on the earth. The death at Golgotha, which is
    • enacted on earth as the origin of all the subsequent Christ
    • this plane. Indeed, it is one of the tasks of man on earth to acquire
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • earth lives? The increase in population is rapid. How can one
    • spirits take their revenge if they are ignored here on earth.
    • earth and never had the opportunity to let spiritual impulses
    • here on earth and they have to take the consequences. Having
    • earth.
    • destruction here on earth. There would be no end to the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • Sun, Moon and Earth — to reach its present level of
    • evolution on earth. The etheric body has gone through three
    • come in during Earth evolution; it is young and belongs to an
    • of development in the Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth periods. We
    • Moon and Earth periods, but also giving them the wherewithal
    • here on earth, the Christ impulse is the heart of the moral
    • of our life on earth. The gods did not intend human beings to
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    • world, nations and, indeed, the whole earth. It is important
    • have paradise on earth. All that the socialists are able to
    • In more down-to-earth contexts their illusions would
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • and every hour here on earth. The moment human beings cross
    • something else, which may be said to be closer to the earth.
    • fifth stage of earth evolution, work now done by the gods
    • the fifth earth period. And we only see things straight and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • evolution of the present earth, distinction must be made
    • age both the earth and humanity had reached their midpoint.
    • It certainly is no longer the case where the earth is
    • and until the middle of the Atlantean age the earth was much
    • shattering, of our present-day earth in Eduard Suess's
    • The Face of the Earth.
    • brush-strokes he presents the outer conformation of the earth
    • be found both on and in the earth, as well as the properties
    • of organic life forms in the realm of the earth. Basing
    • conclusion that the earth is decaying and crumbling away.
    • earth. They are on the downward curve of evolution and have
    • they can be during time spent on earth. It will not be until
    • just as Suess, looking at the earth, realized that it is now
    • will be infertile on earth. The withering and crumbling of
    • do on earth. The fact is that women will no longer be able to
    • have children, even before the earth has gone through all its
    • of relating to earthly existence. The final stages of earth
    • physical bodies and yet be present on earth. Existence holds
    • earth. Let one try and put as clearly as I can what this is
    • As earth
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    • this: When you walk on earth as an ordinary physical human
    • Elohim, when they created human beings as dwellers on earth
    • at the beginning of earth evolution. So you see, if you
    • human evolution on earth. The rest of the body was meant to
    • transformed by earth; let us call it ‘a’. But
    • this inherited Moon existence transformed by earth is the
    • beings as they are on earth. The highest principle in human
    • nature of human beings here on earth and also to that of the
    • earth. He is therefore not referring to adultery in the usual
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • earthly world not on the basis of what you are able to know,
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • it, and let us have paradise on earth. You will remember, I
    • wrong. The point is that what is happening on earth can
    • earth can be compared to an organism; but we must not compare
    • earth to an organism, but it is the whole earth which must be
    • earth, that is human events all over the earth, to an
    • compared to a cell, a fully developed cell. Life on the earth
    • earth.
    • proof that the life of the whole earth must be compared to
    • thought to its conclusion for the life of the whole earth,
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • banished from heaven to earth, as it were? Losing the battle
    • spirit, from the heavens, down to earth.
    • reasons and final impulses for events on earth can only be
    • spiritual worlds into the earthly realm when they had lost
    • of ahrimanic spirits populated the earth with the earthly
    • earth at a time when the dragon had been overcome. In the
    • the withdrawal of the Moon from the sphere of Earth
    • evolution. The Moon was once part of the Earth; it was cast
    • out from the Earth. As a result, certain Moon influences took
    • effect on Earth, and this, too, followed a victory won by
    • Earth from the Moon, have their origin in a similar battle
    • study the surface formation of the earth and the residues and
    • views as to what the earth looked like thousands and millions
    • future evolution of the earth, and from the physical point of
    • of the earth is observed for a time and then conclusions are
    • conditions of the earth; it was also used to produce the
    • applies to the earth with reference to the time-scale used by
    • geologists. The earth came into existence later than Tyndall,
    • to read by, the earth will be nothing but a corpse. It is
    • concerning the beginning and the end of the earth are indeed
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • powers have come down to earth, we must live with them; they
    • a few millennia in earth evolution and drew conclusions from
    • this as to the initial and final states of the earth. How
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • they are just hunks of meat walking on this earth or
    • Earth. The Moon moves around it; let us say this is the orbit
    • of the Moon (see Fig. 11b). The Earth
    • existence in connection with the Earth. For the moment, let
    • us merely consider the currents which move around the Earth
    • times the Earth and the Sun were one. Our present-day Earth
    • the Earth.
    • too, was one with the Earth in the past. And the Moon which
    • orbits the Earth today also has currents within it. Those
    • Earth in a certain way has Sun currents passing through it;
    • creatures on Earth who have only the Sun current passing
    • is essentially parallel to the Earth's surface. The Sun
    • current, which has now become an Earth current, can
    • is related to the Earth.
    • lifted out of the currents which run parallel to the Earth,
    • including the Sun current which has become Earth current.
    • outwardly apparent here on Earth goes hand in hand with an
    • the earth behave towards colourless crystals, or a cubic
    • the earth. Our views on everything which goes on in the
    • depths of the earth can only be fruitful if we make them
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • darkness were cast down from heaven to earth in 1879. This
    • spiritual world, that is from heaven to earth, in earlier
    • Spirit and putting them on to the earth, which is
    • beings were to be educated on earth, brought to full
    • development through the forces of the earth. This was
    • forebears. They were weighed down with earthly qualities
    • with the earth. In everything connected with heredity, with
    • earthly sense, we must therefore see ourselves connected with
    • reason why we find so many symbols of procreation and earthly
    • laws of heredity here on earth. People had to learn to live
    • ordered on earth.
    • made for different regions of the earth. What really counted
    • earth with humanity, made it their concern to work against
    • have only been cast down from heaven to earth because of the
    • whole of this time spirits of darkness were active on earth,
    • to those down on earth, were still in the spiritual world.
    • given to him in 1879, he will be the earthly representative,
    • come from the earth but have been brought down from the
    • are ever new in earth existence. Both are necessary. It is
    • the earth's death — the catastrophe lying ahead —
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    • events in spiritual regions were reflected here on earth, two
    • which, of course, came from the earth — part of the
    • were on earth. From the 1840s onwards these souls were meant
    • plan according to which human affairs on earth were ordered
    • 1840s, 50s, 60s and 70s, the battle was reflected on earth in
    • here on earth of the battle over reproduction, over the way
    • gets its impulses not only from the earth, but is also
    • into the rightful elements which are now spreading on earth,
    • stream down to earth after the victory of the spirits of
    • brought to bear on earth. He says — and this is in
    • on earth, this is taken amiss by people who also belong to
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • but let me add today that spiritual guidance of earthly
    • in the spiritual worlds. Much happened on earth as a result.
    • resulted on earth. Angelic spirits belonging to the hierarchy
    • members of the two hierarchies was entirely above the earthly
    • people do and achieve here on earth are connected with the
    • century marked a specific period in earth evolution and in
    • In the fifteenth century the earth held the greatest
    • eleventh centuries we find the earth's power of attraction
    • higher spirits to love earthly existence most of all during
    • nevertheless true that earthly events are connected with such
    • the Archangels were most attracted to the earth. They
    • their centres of civilization to make the whole earth their
    • earth held the greatest power of attraction for the
    • earth. It is because they are at work in the human blood that
    • is that not later than the seventh millennium in earth evolution
    • earth enter into a form of existence in soul and spirit. The
    • history at all the universities on earth. This reminds me of
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • preparation for the fact that earthly humanity is meant to acquire a
    • powers. And so the religions point to a cosmic-earthly event that
    • development of mankind on earth. But the fall must be made right
    • Christ completely, said of Christ that he came to earth, that he
    • incarnated into an earthly body as a being of a higher kind.
    • that Christ, as a heavenly being, descended to earth; he therefore
    • did not speak to man in an earthly language, but in a heavenly
    • means that we must not limit our knowledge merely to the earth, for,
    • the earth was in fact a new land for Christ. We must extend our
    • constellations, and their influence on what happens on earth.
    • man reduced to understanding only what lives on earth? Because
    • know nothing except the earthly. I characterized this yesterday
    • purely earthly knowledge; for, this science mocks any effort to go
    • beyond the earthly. If one even begins to speak about the stars, the
    • still explainable in earthly terms; the animals are not.
    • wanted to do on earth.
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    • above earthly contemplation. I said that when people speak to-day of
    • modern humanity cannot reach the goal of the evolution of the earth,
    • attaining mankind's goal in the evolution of the earth. To-day it is
    • thought corpses lies in man's pre-earthly existence. The
    • with life in our pre-earthly existence.
    • lifeless thoughts that we form here on earth in accordance with modern
    • pre-earthly existence, before we descended to a physical incarnation
    • on earth. Then, we lived in these thoughts as living beings, just as
    • to-day we live in our blood. During our life on earth, these thoughts
    • elaborate what existed during our pre-earthly life. The forces that
    • seize our organism when we incarnate on earth, are the forces of
    • these living thoughts. The force of these living, pre-earthly
    • a pre-earthly thinking.
    • body) and it's dreamy, slumbering life on earth, we can see the
    • living force of pre-earthly thinking in its growth and even in its
    • the thoughts, no longer seize the earthly and watery elements in the
    • between birth and death. The continuation of the pre-earthly force of
    • force of thinking acquired on earth no longer works in the warmth and
    • that forms thoughts and ideas, our gaze opens out into pre-earthly
    • to enter pre-earthly existence. Man's pre-existence was declared dogmatically
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    • 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: \
    • the Father of all existence, that he has to live on the earth and suffer
    • desolation resembling that of Nature during winter, when the Earth's
    • of autumn. The Earth-spirits in the plants liberate themselves in spring
    • winter on the Earth, there these spirits permeate the
    • Earth that it is not possible to speak of sleeping and waking,
    • movement is such that when the Earth-spirits depart from the north
    • realise that we can actually speak of the Earth-spirits beginning to
    • sleep in the spring, that they withdraw from the body of the Earth
    • when the Earth-spirits stream in again, the seeds remain hidden and
    • the Earth-spirits wake; they are then united with the Earth. Thus we
    • may say: When we stand on the Earth in summer we have around us
    • spirits are active on the Earth. Divine life, divine consciousness,
    • penetrate into the Earth in wintertime, not in summertime.
    • lower elemental beings out of the Earth, whereas the highest Spirits
    • who are connected with the Earth have withdrawn from it. And in the
    • of winter the highest divine forces unite with the part of the Earth on
    • which we live. In winter the Earth feels as though enwrapped in
    • of the divine forces with the body of the Earth. For this reason
    • divine Being who would one day become the Spirit of the Earth. This
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    • earth, as something existing by itself. When confronted with the
    • entire planet earth and forms a whole with the earth, just as the
    • planet earth.
    • differently at our whole planet earth than is done customarily by
    • earth only in so far as this earthly sphere consists of rocks, of the
    • our earth — that which a being coming from outer space, as it
    • stones — belongs to the whole of our earth, just as the stones
    • themselves belong to our earth. This means that we may not look at
    • the earth planet as a dead rock formation but rather as something
    • not consider the earth without the plant covering that belongs to
    • relationship to the earth, so also everything plant-like belongs to
    • to the earth by being able to fall onto the earth, where it finds a
    • resistance, so every plant shows its relationship to the earth by the
    • the center of the earth. All stems of plants would cross at the
    • earth's center if we extended them to that point. This means
    • that the earth is able to draw out of its center all those force
    • it out of the earth. What was it millions of years ago according to
    • natural science — covered large portions of the earth's
    • surface at that time; later they sank into the earth during shifts
    • of the earth's crust and were then transformed chemically in
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    • things of a certain event in earthly evolution — an
    • existed; they knew that all that goes on the Earth is
    • Earth depends on the Sun's passage through the twelve Signs
    • these celestial processes bring about on Earth. They knew
    • here on the Earth. In Dupuis' work, Origin de tons les
    • processes in the atoms; they remained in the earthly realm.
    • conceive all that is working towards the Earth from the
    • reality, the greatest transition-time of all Earth-evolution.
    • divided groups over the Earth, even through the creator of
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    • has still before it on the Earth.
    • that our Earth is no more than what Geology and Physics,
    • Earth in reality is a mighty spiritual organism. We live not
    • only on a mineral Earth, surrounded by an airy atmosphere; we
    • live within the mighty spiritual organism, Earth. This
    • determined by time; the sleep of the Earth is also determined
    • by space. The different places on the Earth sleep
    • that the Earth has its true waking season; then it is that
    • that which we may call the intellect of the Earth is most
    • us — for the place where this is so — the Earth
    • Earth-intellect, even as it can be found in the deep depths
    • of the Earth, — just as the Christ-Child is found in a
    • events beyond the Earth; it is, as it were, a spiritual, if
    • point of view of its connection with Wisdom. In earthly life
    • you have expressed earthly representation of the Trinity. The
    • the earthly expression of the Trinity. And the Divine, the
    • earthly constitution; for an earthly constitution, whatever
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    • and in the must varied regions of the Earth, we find
    • sojourns in the body hears from the Earth, while at the same
    • Cosmos. Man is related, through the head, not with the Earth
    • were well aware how much depended, even for earthly events,
    • weight of the whole Earth. Certain measurements of the
    • from the Earth to the Sun. In short, such are the
    • celestial machinery. Meanwhile, all that takes place on Earth
    • scientist only seeks to investigate on the Earth itself.
    • between the starry Heavens and the Earth. No seed or germ can
    • arise on the Earth — neither the germ of a plant, nor
    • the Earth needs to be carried into all branches of life. Our
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • gives us our Ego feeling here on earth. To this loneliness we owe
    • elements of the earth and that the etheric body dissolves, as
    • world we look back into our last earthly life through death,
    • earthly life as a firm resistance which mirrors everything, just
    • somewhat different to the spiritual vision on earth; they acquire
    • otherwise, in this earthly life — it undoubtedly arises in
    • the earth, where the connection with them is more difficult, but
    • with the earth, particularly his relationship with the
    • physical-mineral earth.
    • during his earthly life the human being constantly takes in
    • earthly substances, a fact also revealed by the spiritual
    • throughout your earthly life, from birth to death.
    • our physical lives on earth. The physical body may be cast off,
    • after death, as a mirroring element, our physical life on earth,
    • earth, whose company we now share, rise up before us.
    • mineral life on earth, we understand why there should be mineral,
    • earthly laws. They exist so that they might also exist within us,
    • and thinking is therefore bound up with the earth. But in
    • earth emerge from that which produces their thought, we also
    • pertains only to the earth. This is what connects the development
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • of Nature, to be buried and lost, when the earth ultimately ends
    • earth like animals but look out freely into the world's spaces
    • link, whenever the human being, living upon the earth and
    • fulfilling his task upon the earth, was to be led up to the
    • or rather through his conception, as far as the earth is
    • the end of his earthly life he cannot see that his life continues
    • themselves: How did man descend to the earth from the spiritual
    • life on earth. Birth was the great problem. “What is man's
    • task on earth?” was the great question. Today, we look at
    • strong earthly Ego consciousness, to a strong earthly experience
    • worlds into life on earth, where the soul takes up its body from
    • Beings that lead us into our earthly life and that lead us out
    • Golgotha, immediately after it had taken place on earth? They
    • earth, in order to bring them something which they sorely needed
    • upon the earth. What brought about the fact that these first
    • his earthly existence. In ancient times men still realized this
    • into their physical life on earth. And because they knew how they
    • had come down to the earth as spirits, they felt that they would
    • earth. The rest of an ancient wisdom enabled man to know that the
    • Christ, who had appeared on earth in the human being, Jesus of
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    • experiences of our ordinary earthly life since our birth. Through
    • our past earthly existence, we find that the external conditions
    • events of earthly life when we return into the body. Now we know
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • sought in the language of the stars. Here on earth – people
    • to the earth from world-distant heavenly regions. If we listen to
    • of reality. People said that here on earth only unreal things are
    • did not think that this reality could be found on earth. Those
    • sphere, to the divine-spiritual which cannot be found on earth.
    • comfort when they looked up from the earth to the stars, whence
    • upon the earth, but it came down to the earth from heavenly
    • streamed down to the earth in the shining light, came down to
    • established between the human being living on earth and the
    • the evolution of the earth and this is indicated in the New
    • earthly existence of mankind, Jupiter completed his planetary
    • fixed for the beginning of man's existence on earth. In
    • will be gained by perceiving on the earth itself, in the things
    • the event of Damascus, before he perceived that the earth is
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    • earth easily enables us to see that the chief direction which
    • parallel to the surface of the earth. If I now draw this
    • surface of the earth, with the perceiving human being upon it,
    • parallel to the earth. All our perceptions follow this direction.
    • envisage, is connected with the perceptions of the earthly human
    • being in ordinary life, of the earthly human being appearing to
    • us externally in the present epoch of the earth's development.
    • consciousness differing from those which exist for the earthly
    • the earthly human being perceives. You look upon the colours
    • which exist on earth, you hear sounds, you experience sensations
    • remain more unconscious in the earthly human being and are pushed
    • constitution which man has here on earth, the things below the
    • surface of the earth are just as important as those which exist
    • in the earth's circumference. The circumference of the earth,
    • what exists around the earth, may be perceived by the ordinary
    • being living on the earth.
    • consider the inside of the earth. Simple reflection will show you
    • that the inside of the earth is not accessible to ordinary
    • on the earth's surface. But this would be the same as observing a
    • earthly man is the living human being walking around, and to him
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • everything on earth which he fulfils out of the impulse of
    • When we emancipate ourselves from the necessities of earthly
    • is to say, if we do not take anything out of earthly life for our
    • Here on earth,
    • is then the human being. What is concealed here on earth, becomes
    • as it were. Here on earth, he feels that he is free in regard to
    • would perceive here on earth if every sense perception were to
    • independence. I said that if we really develop freedom on earth;
    • development of the earth and of the human race. But man lost
    • indications about the beginning and end of the earth. We might
    • development of the earth. But when he went back still further, he
    • people thought that life on earth and the earth itself would end
    • surveyed, which lies between the beginning and end of the earth.
    • existence upon the earth. The Kant-Laplace nebula instead, does
    • not enable him to understand human life on earth. If you take the
    • again find that they enabled man to grasp his earthly existence.
    • the earth and obtained thoughts which encompassed man.
    • Conceptions of the end of the earth remained for a longer time in
    • as a being connected with the beginning and end of the earth.
    • of the earth, and it obtained its meaning through the conceptions
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    • and is the 9th of 9 lectures in the series entitled: Earthly Knowledge
    • series entitled: Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom.
    • that everywhere men had come down to the earth from a prenatal,
    • pre-earthly life, and that they still bore within them, as an
    • their pre-earthly existence.
    • human being felt that he lived on the earth in a way which made
    • him say to himself: I am standing here on the earth, but before I
    • a divine element had come down with him to the earth. In reality,
    • — I am now standing upon the earth, but he said: I, who am
    • a human being, enfold the God who came down to the earth. This is
    • who came down to the earth. For the divine element was manifold.
    • the last gods of the godly hierarchy reaching down to the earth
    • entered man's physical-earthly part, the being of flesh and
    • feel quite at home upon the earth. And he does not yet strive
    • divine essence, but at the same time also with the earthly one.
    • earthly. This is the time in which the Mystery of Golgotha takes
    • earth.
    • on earth. The fact that the Mystery of Golgotha entered history
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    • that exists in the earthly sphere may be grasped with the
    • a spiritual-scientific way that which transcends the earth, we
    • of the Ahrimanic beings is the following: To prevent the earth
    • I have spoken of the future development of the earth, of the
    • is to harden and freeze up the earth, to shape it in such a way
    • that, together with the earth, man remains an earthbound
    • creature. He becomes hardened, as it were, within earthly
    • The earth
    • keeping with the earthly sphere, but by suppressing his innate
    • disposition, which must lead him beyond the earth.
    • absorbing the new light, the pure light, in our earthly
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • To the Earth-men committed to your care,
    • of the Earth's evolution.
    • to men on earth who are permeated by good will.’ And as
    • at a time when peace keeps away from a very large part of our earth.
    • in enmity. Much blood has saturated our earth. We see and feel
    • We recall how, in the whole earth, over which war, suffering and
    • ever separate mankind on earth. Thus the thought of Christ Jesus is a
    • He may teach us all over the earth really to experience in the truest
    • thereby began their earth-existence in a manner different from what
    • 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
    • Jesus has poured out over the Earth and into the Earth's aura what He
    • was able to bring to the Earth. That which the Christ brought to the
    • Earth is since united with the whole body of the Earth. The Earth has
    • Earth-aura there lives what the Christ brought out of the heavenly
    • heights to the Earth. If we unite this spiritually with that old
    • earthly career. Man as he now is belongs to the Earth, through his
    • union with the Luciferic principle. He forms part of the Earth. And
    • when we lay his body in the earth, this body is not merely that which
    • in his inner being within his earthly nature. Spiritual Science makes
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • mind the words that resound out of the depths of earthly evolution's
    • and peace to those on earth
    • animosity. Blood, so much blood saturates our earth. We have
    • Jesus. We think of how, all over the earth, where there is war and
    • beings on earth. And so it is nevertheless a thought of infinite
    • teaches us all over the earth really to feel in the truest sense of
    • and how human beings thereby began earthly existence in a different
    • himself with the body of the earth; but out of his grave the tree
    • grows, the tree that can now grow out of the earth with which Adam's
    • says to us; the Being who has lived on earth through the body of
    • Jesus poured out over the earth what He could bring to the earth, He
    • poured it into the aura of the earth. What the Christ brought into
    • the earth has since then become united with the entire corporeality
    • of the earth. The earth has become something different since the
    • to the earth is living in the earth aura.
    • human being made his beginning on earth. The human being, as he is
    • now in his union with the Luciferic principle, belongs to the earth,
    • 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
    • being within the earthly realm. It can then also be clear out of
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  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • Earth is at present but little understood, and, moreover, it is
    • of repeated earthly lives.
    • study the evolution of human life on Earth in the light of Spiritual
    • through earthly life. Every epoch and every age has its special
    • the Earth which later on was known as the Persian Empire, Zarathustra
    • that lives on Earth are bound up with the physical Sun. Behind the
    • exist on Earth exist also on the farthest stars. In the light of
    • his full powers fall upon the Earth; they are the
    • and of Ahriman (the dark part), in their activity on Earth? Now there
    • centre of the Earth, from the darkness where his servants, the
    • activities of light upon the Earth: behind the Izods we must imagine
    • Earth and the highest spiritual factor is Truth. This is in complete
    • every soul to behold their radiance in the realms of earthly
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    • on Earth; for everything here was known to be of the world of space
    • appears as the earthly son of One who did not arise in the
    • earthly world. He is the earthly son of Osiris who remained in the
    • is freed from the sheaths of his earthly body in the spiritual world,
    • Nothing that is on the Earth can help me to express what man
    • seen the processes and phenomena of Earth to be reflections of
    • earthly happenings.
    • relationships were readjusted with the earthly calculation. In
    • over all that man has to experience on Earth. And in Hermes, or
    • as stages of decadence; at the beginning of human life on Earth the
  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • them to the earth. So when we see a caterpillar we know that it really
    • take its silk you can certainly say: This is spun light! Earthly matter
    • chrysalis you are really seeing pure sunlight spun around this earthly
    • is earthy moisture in water. So we can say that to thrive, the egg needs
    • earth and a little water. The caterpillar creeps into the light. By
    • nature the caterpillar cannot thrive in just earth and water (in other
    • far too much earthly matter. When the content of the caterpillar comes
    • caterpillar altogether isolates itself from the physical earth forces.
    • present — no longer earthly or etheric forces, but astral forces
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    • like to speak of how man's life on earth is in a certain sense a reverse
    • image of those experiences. Human life on earth is understood only when
    • during earthly life, in so far as they can be related to experiences in
    • essentially from those between birth and death. Here on earth a man's
    • or the etheric body. Nothing of what he experiences on earth can be
    • in the way it comes about on earth in the human soul it has nothing to
    • earth existence were it unable to have the support of the body and its
    • its earthly course. In the light of this comparison one gets a right
    • human thinking In short, my dear friends, here in earthly life there is
    • earthly life that we do not know the interior of our body by means of
    • earth we were not to see trees and clouds outside, but were to look in
    • that here on earth we have no consciousness of our interior, of liver,
    • different things here in physical existence on earth. It can be compared
    • In physical existence on earth both these are rhythmical processes; both
    • matter of recognising life on earth as an image of the super-earthly.
    • And the question necessarily arises: What takes place in earthly life
    • here on earth there would be no such thing as morals. What we retain of
    • earth is an inclination towards the moral life. This inclination is
    • life on earth, had too dull an experience of this spiritual existence.
    • able to experience ourselves, then on earth it would be impossible for
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  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • physical life on earth; we need look only at the condition of ordinary
    • the time of the Earth's evolution that preceded the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • mankind on Earth, the more evident does it become that man had a kind of
    • himself, before he began his life on Earth, had lived in pre-earthly
    • himself something left over from a pre-earthly existence.
    • from a pre-earthly existence. They knew it from the experiences
    • experiences that are explicable as an inheritance from a pre-earthly
    • of man on Earth. In the third stage we learn to know the Sun in its
    • through the Earth in a spiritual sense. The metamorphoses which come to
    • the same way as now he feels himself with his consciousness upon Earth.
    • Then he will look from the Cosmos upon the Earth, just as now he gazes
    • from the Earth into the Cosmos in his present waking condition. The
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • that all the organic beings that have ever lived on earth are
    • during the various earth-periods. “At the beginning of the
    • earth-period, which the geologists have called the Laurentine,
    • the twentieth earth-period, the Anthropoid (man-like ape) exists
    • the same in both cases, and no power in heaven or earth outside
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • O, that the earth, which kept the world in awe,
    • this truth about the repeated earth-lives is still but little
    • after all, to man, to hear about repeated earth-lives, if he
    • former earth-lives are not merely a logical sequence, but
    • he approach the point of time when the past earth-lives will
    • earth-lives, the memory of them is certainly there. We can
    • O, that the earth; which kept the world in awe,
    • The humblest man on Earth,
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    • with, that these minerals upon the earth have no etheric body
    • earth. If we now look away for a moment, our clairvoyant gaze
    • earth, defined in the human being as an isolated person, as a
    • upon ancient Saturn, Sun, Moon, and upon the Earth. The
    • man: for it was added only upon the Earth, and is thus only
    • The first is what we call Earth — that is,
    • copper, tin, etc. Everything solid is Earth.
    • distinct within itself, just like Earth, Water, and Air
    • us consider the physical body upon the Earth. Here, the Ego
    • is added. On the Earth, four members are interwoven. One part
    • its own; instead the entire astral body of the Earth forms
    • plants is to be found at the center of the earth. This is
    • by the roots you cause pain to the earth; but, if you pick a
    • flower, the earth will have a feeling of well-being, as a cow
    • earth! The Beings which work upon the plants, from out of the
    • human kingdom first arose upon the earth. It is the blood
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • repeated earth lives; that that, which resides in us
    • earth lives. Today it may be considered as dreaming —
    • live again in future earthly conditions and new incarnations.
    • his former earth experiences — those psycho-spiritual
    • upon by the symbolic signs of the macrocosm and the Earth
    • words Faust characterizes the Earth spirit. We perceive how
    • he suspects that the planet Earth is not simply that physical
    • spirit residing in the Earth, as our spirit lives in us.
    • like a crooked worm. The Earth spirit answers him:
    • And in it we see attained what on earth was impossible of
    • Earth. — He sealed up the second part of Faust, and only after
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • the Birth of the Earthly Light, of the light which is to be
    • heights which are to be attained through the earth's
    • within earthly evolution.
    • Golgotha there entered into earthly evolution itself a cosmic
    • Spirit-King, the flower and summit of earthly evolution. It is
    • penetrated into the whole earthly evolution. Let us feel this
    • earthly evolution in pre-Christian times. For instance,
    • Then to descend to earth with thousand ills
    • Science of all that bides upon the earth,
    • And all the earth doth shiver as he moves.
    • earth to fertilise it, or when the rays of the sun stream down
    • earth. In the forces of nature that work down on to the earth
    • rebel against the earth itself — heavenly force pitted
    • of nature near to the earth when the elements are storming;
    • surging and welling up and down in the earth; think of all the
    • and we know that through it the whole direction of earthly
    • from which man's evolution on earth, on the physical plane,
    • child knows — that the Christ-Impulse came into earthly
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    • attitude of mind. “Here we stand as men upon the earth.
    • in the course of earthly evolution have taken their stand. He
    • — “Here we stand on the firm earth, immovable in
    • now presented for the first time, that the earth was spinning
    • Aristotle. He saw first the earth, then the spheres of the
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    • must ask: How can the Sun attract the Earth, if it does not
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • takes its course in repeated lives on Earth. For in their
    • bottom of the soul, out of one Earth-life only. No wonder they
    • lives on Earth. Then perhaps we shall discover that there are
    • next life on Earth it assumes its predestined form, which, on
    • latter is in many respects connected with man's earthly life,
    • planes of evolution of the Earth itself, and is, moreover,
    • death, into the next evolution on the Earth. It is not a
    • It is the effect of his vocation in the former life on Earth.
    • his preceding life on Earth. And that would not be wholesome
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • humanity on Earth. The concepts which predominate to-day
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    • something, which is not only of significance for our Earth, but
    • will go on and on evolving when the Earth passes through the
    • earthly lives of man — the carrying-over of human
    • sixteen. What man works out, on Earth, very largely in his
    • consciousness. Here upon Earth, man looks through his
    • mind to reckon with repeated lives on Earth instead of setting
    • connected with repeated lives on Earth, can meet life in
    • only once. But life on this Earth is not only cyclic in this
    • repeated earthly lives; — nay more, though they
    • earthly lives, largely contributed to bring about the very
    • to reckon with repeated earthly lives and Karma. Such a
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • so on, in the earthly world. We know that the life of man falls
    • harmony among men on Earth. Hence in a certain sense they
    • life on Earth. It is the mission of the Angeloi to lead the
    • individual human being through his repeated lives on Earth.
    • Earth, only remembers his earthly life in the physical body.
    • they guide and direct the repeated earthly lives of men. The
    • lives on Earth.
    • that we expand our heart and soul over all earthly evolution,
    • evolution of the Earth destructive forces, the effects of which
    • that earthly evolution only receives its sense and
    • mankind has changed in the course of earthly evolution,
    • Force came into earthly evolution, which, if it found its true
    • He not only unites men on the Earth according to the Spirit of
    • connection with the repeated earthly lives of man, for that is
    • evolution on the Earth? The Bible tells us that Jehovah
    • was destined to become as earthly man. Through many hundreds of
    • Jehovah's working, when He placed man on to the earth. What
    • about. On Earth, thank Heaven, this is not yet achieved! Yet
    • the significance for the Earth of the Sun-and-Planetary
    • movement as it rays down on to the Earth — do you
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  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • two events, these earthly events of human life, give evidence
    • earthly globe, is what is indicated by the saying: Ex deo
    • the earth, he gradually loses himself in his body, to find
    • to this earth, then just in regard to the conception of
    • earth, the origin of their gifts, capacities, talents, even the
    • our own souls we pass through repeated earth lives during which
    • final experience of the earthly life of man before our souls as
    • earthly globe. In Christ we die. In the Holy Spirit we shall be
    • Christ on the earthly globe and beyond death. The human being
    • end of earthly time, as He wills now to be born in our souls.
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    • understand Christianity as the religion of earthly harmony they
    • or on our earth, all he saw as thunder and lightning, as storm
    • who are the rulers, the leaders of all earthly fate, the
    • leaders of all natural occurrences on the earth, but also of
    • but men on earth and the earth itself were not yet matured for
    • sunlight, in this moonlight, pouring down on the earth, the
    • Righteousness, could appear on earth, the Jahve-principle had
    • to send down on earth this light of righteousness, toned down
    • sun the expression of the spiritual light ruling the earth, the
    • in the earth itself the esoteric Christian saw with the pupils
    • him the earth was just as much the physical expression of a
    • visibly down on the earth, when it sent down its rays,
    • called forth from the earth all the budding and sprouting life,
    • withdraws its physical power more and more from the earth. But
    • from the earth, its spiritual power increases and flows to the
    • earth most intensively when the shortest days come, with the
    • earth most completely. In the long Christmas winter night
    • midnight. The earth was then no longer a veil for the sun,
    • which stood behind the earth. It became transparent for him.
    • Through the transparent earth he saw the spiritual light of the
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Earth was in the same condition as it is today, but that he developed
    • his astral body in an earlier Earth cycle, the Old Moon epoch. Just
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
    • were first created during our present Earth epoch, the astral body
    • Saturn. Thus we look back to three incarnations of the Earth and in
    • factor must be borne in mind. We human beings (on Earth) are now
    • under-went during the earlier stages of our Earth-evolution, the
    • mode of existence on the Old Moon differed from that of man on Earth
    • Earth-existence, to Old Saturn, we find that those Beings whom we
    • incarnations of the Earth down to our own time, we have a picture of
    • or Angeloi were men on Old Moon and men are men on our Earth.
    • Earth, the Jupiter stage, we shall complete the transmutation of our
    • Earth evolution, a stage that we shall first have to undergo in the
    • next incarnation of the Earth. If we look still further back to the
    • for the first time in the next incarnation of the Earth. They are
    • our life on Earth; it penetrates into it and acts upon it. The
    • from the stage of Earth-evolution to that of Jupiter, the next stage
    • ego in the spiritual atmosphere of our Earth, whose ego has already
    • Self or Manas continue to work on our Earth and into human beings,
    • Spirits of the Earth. The Folk Spirits belong to the rank of the
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • know that the surface of the Earth shows different configurations and
    • that the different regions of the Earth provide widely differing
    • there extends over every region of the Earth a peculiar spiritual
    • kind of etheric aura hovers above every region of the Earth's
    • shaped on Earth, endeavour to follow the interpenetration of this
    • surface of the Earth, They incarnate somewhat after the fashion of a
    • must further their evolution, move across the face of the Earth and
    • of these Folk Spirits and see how he incarnates on Earth, lives again
    • bestowed the ego upon man at the Earth-stage, they cannot, as yet,
    • experiencing it in the Earth-stage. Hence they are Beings who are now
    • that stage during the Old Sun condition of the Earth. Thus, other
    • influenced by the Spirits of Form during his Earth existence? He
    • Spirits of Form. They exercise effective influence upon the Earth
    • because they have remained on Earth, whereas their colleagues, the
    • precisely that aspect of language which has remained on Earth. We
    • Earth, we should never have known the birth of language on Earth. In
    • during his life on Earth his native language. They had to be endowed
    • the Earth-existence represent what is called the Zeitgeist, the
    • corresponds to the utilization of physical forces in our Earth life.
    • constitution of our Earth. Sometimes these configurations stand out
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • diversity of types could exist on Earth.
    • over the whole Earth. We find that, by virtue of the normal Spirits
    • of Form, one common Humanity should exist on Earth; that the backward
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • present state. It is only during his present Earth incarnation that
    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • Old Moon and the Earth period itself up to the present moment. If you
    • bestowal of an ego, during man's life on Earth. The third
    • time of the Earth-evolution, so that they could intervene in man's
    • development in a particular way during this present Earth-evolution.
    • normally up to the stage of their Earth-evolution Beings who might
    • have been Spirits of Movement during the Earth-evolution, but who
    • the Earth-evolution as Spirits of Form. Thus they are able, during
    • the Earth-evolution, to bestow upon man, who is by no means mature
    • external world. The first third of our Earth-life therefore is not
    • controlled by spiritual Beings who determine Earth conditions, but by
    • fully integrated person in his Earth-life. In the last third of his
    • and would have incarnated on Earth only at that period of his
    • when he would find himself Earth-bound. We learn from Spiritual
    • through the preceding conditions on Earth; he would have been obliged
    • to go through them in the spiritual spheres surrounding the Earth.
    • should now be clear to you. If the line BC represents life on Earth
    • twenty to twenty-one). Having come down to Earth at this age he would
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • and which offers resistance? The external surface of the Earth which
    • below, from within the Earth; they emanate from certain Beings. Thus
    • from the Earth and raying outward in all directions. But if these
    • encounter the forces raying outward from within the Earth there
    • surface of the Earth. The surface one sees, therefore, is only an
    • — produces the diversified contours of the Earth's
    • surface. What is seen externally as the Earth's surface is
    • which the Earth assumes its highly diversified configurations.
    • through this interplay alone our Earth could not arrive at its
    • outwards from within the Earth and were opposed by the Spirits of
    • Movement alone, then the Earth would be in a continual state of flux,
    • Earth was still in a semi-fluid condition.
    • would be the configuration of the Earth today through the cooperation
    • which is manifested on the surface of our Earth by the interweaving
    • the Spirits of Movement above them. That which on our Earth appears
    • aeriform which permeates the apparent solid substance of the Earth.
    • we see how the radiations from the centre influence our Earth planet.
    • Earth, when we lift our eyes to the Cosmic Spheres, all the
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • that the mission of the Earth can be fulfilled and ultimately a state
    • In creating the harmony or equilibrium of our Earth the whole
    • yesterday as the highest Hierarchy, as raying outward from the Earth.
    • Universe towards the centre of the Earth. Man does not become aware
    • when they are reflected from the Earth's centre.
    • make the mission of the Earth comprehensible we must approach this
    • of these Hierarchies are reflected in the elements of Earth
    • population of the Earth should not be limited to a single homogeneous
    • species spread over the whole Earth, but that a diversity of
    • Earth-evolution, it would have been necessary for the normal Spirits
    • surrounds the Earth and together with the Earth forms a single whole,
    • the Earth, we must clearly understand that these seven Spirits of
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • harmony and to fulfil the mission of Earth-evolution. Lest the
    • evolution of man. For if the Moon had remained united with the Earth
    • of the abnormal Spirits stream down upon the Earth are arrested by
    • the Earth and ray outward again from the Earth-centre as was
    • active in a particular region of the Earth's surface, then only
    • the Earth. Hence in that which here manifests in the potent forces of
    • Races of the Earth.
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • various Hierarchies guide and direct events upon our Earth and
    • therefore, the Earth was already colonized by the nuclei of these
    • the Earth already colonized. Thus we meet with a second migration in
    • spread gradually over the whole Earth. Without this consummation of
    • descent of Christ upon Earth, the Greek Time Spirit renounced for our
    • not actually on the Earth, but hovering above it. If you were to
    • at this place on Earth. There, in the remote past, was the great
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • Earth. He only incarnated in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. That is
    • Christ Jesus walked upon Earth were aware that they were still
    • Ginnungagap, the primeval abyss of Teutonic mythology, a new Earth
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    • in the course of earthly existence.
    • Lucifer, therefore, is omnipresent in our Earth-existence and finds
    • occurs because the Moon interposes itself between the Earth and the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • the Earth, is embodied in the concept of the Heavenly Father, in one
    • fructifying our Earth, so this Divine world, the world of the Father,
    • the Mother, the Spirit of the Earth. We have no other expression and
    • can think of no other way of picturing the whole Spirit of the Earth
    • than in the fertilization of Mother Earth. Instead of individual
    • of the Heavenly Father and the Earth Mother. The relation of Devachan
    • to the Earth is perceived in this way from the spiritual world. The
    • Blessed Child of the Heavenly Father and the Earth Mother. Universal
    • by the Heavenly Father, the Earth Mother and the Blessed Child of the
    • destiny of man is woven into creation, into the Earth, through the
    • fertilization of the Earth Mother by the Heavenly Father and through
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • time in the course of Earth-evolution an event occurred which we may
    • after the hardening forces of the Moon had left the Earth endeavoured
    • developed and perfected under Earth conditions. These Saturn-,
    • Jupiter-, Mars-, Venus-, and Mercury-souls then descended upon Earth
    • watery mists and through these mists those on Earth beheld with the
    • order to incarnate in earthly bodies.
    • earthly bodies were fructified by that which poured down from
    • body of the Earth and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • Earth belongs to Riesenheim. We realize, therefore, that Nordic man
    • daughter. She is born out of the physical forces of earthly evolution
    • understood by the more highly developed souls on Earth.
    • given from out of the Earth forces themselves to the ‘I’,
    • overcome by the flaming sword of Earth-born Surtur.
    • realized in all aspects of our earthly life. Let us try to come to an
    • the Earth. We know that these are only the several tongues of flame
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    • relationship between the human soul and our Earth evolution, laying
    • of the underworld, of the interior of the earth. But the Greek was
    • the earth are also at work in the depths of the human soul. Just as
    • sub-earthly realm of the soul. The imprisonment of the clairvoyant
    • is taking in forces which are active in the inner earth, whereas
    • supple. And what is active in the sub-earthly realm, the realm
    • fruit from the Earth, so also is what comes from Demeter active
    • active within the Earth and not on the Earth's surface, so does
    • with the Earth since the Mystery of Golgotha, is already beginning in
    • Christ is here, He is united with the ether body of the Earth. What
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    • the earth, the same forces are active as are active in us when
    • closely bound up with the earth than the forces of Zeus in the widths
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    • powers and spiritual beings in general work into our earthly
    • on the earth, determining its own destiny, little by little shaping
    • at the time when our present Earth was passing through its previous
    • stage; thus at the commencement of the present evolution of the Earth
    • humanity; at the end of Earth evolution that part of humanity which
    • reaches the goal of the present Earth evolution will be as far
    • bodies. The physical bodies which we men have are an Earth product,
    • wholly dependent upon earthly conditions of existence; and only
    • beings who are going through their human evolution on the Earth
    • epoch did not tread the Earth in human form. There were however men
    • there walked on Earth an ordinary man, but one who was clairvoyant;
    • further its unfettered development towards the goal of the Earth.
    • humanity, thus Beings who, when the Earth evolution began, were
    • themselves not so far advanced as men will be at the end of Earth
    • were able to tread the Earth in human fleshly bodies. They incarnated
    • us of men who dwelt on Earth, but who were really in their inner
    • evolution of our present Earth as Angels, nevertheless, during the
    • achieved on Earth. At that point they lagged behind. Thus among those
    • the whole range of Earth evolution.
    • as concerns Earth-development on the physical plane Christ was
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    • their participation in earthly life, we can have no doubt that they
    • it, knew that they had to take advantage of Earth evolution just as
    • affected by the Luciferic principle on Earth, because they had
    • truly human element in earthly life, tries to assimilate into its
    • humanity all that the Earth has to offer and is in consequence under
    • elements of earthly life for its own development, and which therefore
    • remained backward, can still incarnate upon the Earth, can still move
    • earth. But those soul-individualities whom the Greeks regarded as
    • Moon evolution, going about the Earth in human bodies, bearing within
    • about the Earth in a human body. Nevertheless it can be so. For the
    • a single person, a single person who in Atlantis walked the Earth as
    • periods of Earth evolution, in which one has gone through earlier
    • Moon evolution, for they had finished with what earthly incarnation
    • come about specifically upon Earth. We know of course that man first
    • because that was an Earth product. They could do much for man's
    • astral bodies needed in order that Earth evolution might be rightly
    • possibility of man's acquiring his earthly ego-consciousness.
    • consciousness outside it. When we consider the course of earthly
    • the post-Atlantean epochs, we know that the development of earthly
    • body — the whole tenor of Earth evolution shows this, and the
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    • many egos upon the Earth, only one of them is to be perceived, and
    • to be met with on Earth. And in this respect — as maya —
    • which we have as many examples as the people we know on Earth. We
    • Persephone and Zeus, but he had to be a son of an earthly
    • felt profoundly that the human form as it walks the Earth today is a
    • embodiments of our Earth, as it came over from Saturn, Sun and Moon.
    • the Earth had not endowed man with the ego, men would be walking
    • would look like if earthly men today were ego-less, if men had not
    • participated in the blessings bestowed by the Earth, had not
    • Dionysos into themselves! If there were among us on the Earth men
    • man who actually walks about the earth? He is neither the ego-less
    • he had brought over from the Moon without taking in the Earth
    • present Earth conditions such human forms can of course no longer
    • strata of the earth that we have to delve if we wish to know the man
    • outside the physical body. To burrow in the earth is quite absurd; in
    • the earth we shall never find traces of prehistoric man which are
    • average, Atlantean man, just as in the geological strata of the earth
    • we have the spiritual fossils which lead us to the Earth's
    • earth something that is not there, and can make a study of that while
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    • organisation. If, as an earthly being today, man had not this
    • we see when as earthly men we become aware of what actually goes on
    • earthly man could come into existence, there had to be a preparation.
    • hierarchies. So we can say that by the beginning of Earth evolution
    • man on Earth was so formed that he could develop his physical brain
    • organism is undoubtedly from the Earth, since it consists of the
    • materials and forces of the Earth, but there is something secreted
    • the Earth and thus macrocosmic — this element which played a
    • Earth, but who appeared to them in the etheric sphere and taught
    • represented the human self firmly planted upon the Earth. When the
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    • he was centuries ago on Earth. Then we come to a sentence which is
    • after having done this did he enter upon Earth evolution. One day the
    • developed up to a certain point. The time between Moon and Earth
    • into a new germ for Earth evolution.
    • — when he arrived on Earth? We have already dealt with this
    • on Earth? Nothing of what we are familiar with today as the physical
    • body of man was present at the commencement of Earth evolution.
    • with the physical element not actually present. When Earth evolution
    • age we come to still earlier periods of Earth evolution. But at the
    • beginning of Earth evolution, before the Lemurian epoch. In it we
    • system. It has only been during the course of Earth evolution that
    • why that took place in the course of Earth evolution, and not for
    • would have come to an end as far as Earth evolution is concerned, a
    • of Earth evolution is not only that this densification took place,
    • systems of organs in Earth evolution an impulse entered whereby what
    • impulses of our Earth evolution. In the very moment when our human
    • organs have reached the point of greatest densification in earthly
    • dissolution comes about, how the Earth-impulses enter into the
    • see we have not only a process within the Earth which leads to
    • the whole of Earth evolution. At the very moment when the Saturn
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    • told you. Let me remind you once more that Earth evolution was
    • in the period of Earth-development prior to Lemuria. Before man
    • did not walk upon the earth with his feet, he hovered as a Phantom in
    • the earth.
    • The Earth itself was
    • man lived upon the Earth in this way in phantom-form, the Earth too
    • physicists. To describe the Earth as the physicists and the
    • part of the Earth, it is its skeleton. There are yet other forces,
    • quite other substantial things connected with the Earth, and these
    • Thus the Earth too
    • continuously towards man out of the Earth itself. We will now examine
    • belong to the sub-earthly current to which I referred yesterday.
    • upon man (if we are to express it spatially) from the Earth upwards.
    • During the course of Earth evolution the forces of the higher
    • Spiritual Science as in their nature working through the Earth.
    • Everywhere on the Earth's surface, wherever one goes,
    • these forces are present. They had another task in Earth evolution as
    • the lion species did not begin to work upon the Earth until the
    • influences reached the Earth as if driven outward from its centre
    • depths of the Earth towards its surface.
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    • about? It is because man in the course of his Earth evolution has had
    • been added to its organisation on the Earth. What it received on the
    • something upon the Earth now of this work from without upon the human
    • which has made of our macrocosmic formation what we are during Earth
    • course of recent lectures we have called the sub-earthly, the true
    • the atmosphere of the Earth, we wish to be permeated by the
    • whether we penetrate below into the sphere of the sub-earthly gods,
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    • Raphael. The truth of repeated earthly lives that have so often been
    • again in repeated earthly lives through the epochs, bearing from one life
    • soul undergoes as the result of its different earthly lives, —
    • towards us on clouds which covered the Earth globe, — hover from
    • below man. We see the being of man proceeding from a super-earthly
    • all that the Earth can produce out of herself to something super-terrestrial
    • all the forces, all the living substances connected with the Earth herself
    • and being of man. The gaze must rise beyond the Earthly to the Supersensible
    • feel how something wafts towards the Earthly when, for instance, we
    • which work down into the Earth seem here to flow into the Earthly elements,
    • is that is wafting hither in order to unite itself with the Earthly.
    • to sense the nature of the Super-Earthly element in man. And gazing
    • Super-Earthly element in man that is wafted to Earth from super-earthly
    • only proceed from the Earthly. Our perception may feel itself raised
    • and debris on Roman soil were unearthed, Raphael himself assisting.
    • of Greek culture that were unearthed in the hidden manuscripts. Raphael's
    • it was not only unearthed from the ancient manuscripts; men began once
    • of a longing to tread this Earth once more in order to see what has
    • life becomes our guide as we passed through the epochs of earthly existence.
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    • whole earth. The earth is not that undifferentiated body theoretically
    • connected with the Earth through a kind of mathematical automatism.
    • the slightest tap, the whole atmosphere of the earth is struck, as it
    • man's, the horse participates in the life of the earth, and the force
    • which really thinks in him is, after all, the earth. The earth thinks
    • earth. This passes into the horse's spine and the horse is then able
    • earth is the one that transmits this soul element. Never have I
    • of the whole earth. I could not help thinking: If we run a wire to the
    • wire in order to connect it with another apparatus. Now the earth
    • connecting wire, in which case the earth as well will be involved as an
    • the earth, in the case of the mathematical automaton, there will be a
    • wire between Earth and the one who is in contact with the horse. The horse
    • must allow itself to be connected with the whole apparatus of the earth.
    • that the earth is the chief factor in this particular spiritual activity.
    • the animal soul. The earth has a transmitting role. In its conscious
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    • has been accomplished in the course of the earth's happenings in the
    • a certain way — uniform human race distributed over the earth;
    • of man with other organisms on the earth; but in spiritual science,
    • times, up to a point of time in which all the relations of the earth
    • powers. The Earth has altered her conditions. Hence, Siegfried, who
    • be belong in a certain measure to the earthly element. In this way we
    • man which as it were, in him connects the external, earthly part with
    • and which brings the divine into the earthly. And we look at the second
    • of the forces of the earth, and from that which does not belong to the
    • material earth, but to its deeper forces. We see in Ilmarinen the producer
    • only, that over the earth the etheric body, that is the Sampo, is fashioned
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    • surroundings, he perceives the physical environment of the earth, and
    • earth and on its surface.
    • away; and when winter comes it dies into the lap of the earth.
    • here. During winter the earth is united with the elemental spirits.
    • They withdraw into the interior of the earth and live there among the
    • the earth breathes out, as it were, its elemental being. The
    • atmosphere. During winter they accepted the inner order of the earth,
    • earth there is a surging of life among the elemental beings who had
    • spent the winter in quiet and silence under the earth's mantle of
    • earth. As they approach the earth, they become subject more and more
    • to the laws of earth, so that in winter they may be breathed in again
    • by the earth, once more to rest there in quietude.
    • fruiting of the earth-forces — all this is no less significant and
    • earth, we share in the effects of its warmth and light. But when a
    • when spring passes over the earth and
    • of the earth during mid-winter; and we ought to participate in the
    • inner planetary experience in company with the earth's elemental
    • forms of men. The force which falls on the earth in the meteoric iron
    • over all the earth through his coiling serpent-form, and while they
    • material to be found on earth. We have learnt to make out
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    • autumn draws on, a kind of in-breathing by the Earth, a spiritual
    • the bosom of the Earth. Those who went out in the height of summer
    • in the depths of winter they are united most intimately with the Earth.
    • we must realise that in winter the Earth
    • Earth is more earthly, more truly itself, than at any other time. And
    • character of the Earth, we must of course not forget that when winter
    • prevails over half the Earth, the other half is experiencing summer.
    • Earth. It is then that the Earth unfolds its own nature in the
    • deepest sense; the nature that makes it truly Earth.
    • us now look at this Earth of ours. It
    • to show schematically what the Earth is like in this respect we shall
    • part of the atmosphere all round the Earth. Let us look at this
    • this means that strong forces play in on the Earth as a whole.
    • Earth from some other planet, it would appear to us as a great
    • be verified. Here I wish to point out only that even in the earthly
    • water-mass of the Earth is quicksilver for the universe. Only
    • — in brief, all the earthly substances. They represent the
    • solid mass of the Earth, and they tend to assume their own special
    • if we single out the air (dark red) which surrounds the Earth as its
    • now we turn towards the inner part of the Earth, we come to the
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    • the depths of winter the Earth, in relation to the cosmos, is a being
    • enclosed within itself. During the winter the Earth is, so to speak,
    • wholly Earth, with a concentrated Earth-nature. In high summer
    • Earth is given over to the cosmos, lives with the cosmos. And in
    • the Earth's whole life. Naturally, what I shall be saying applies
    • only to that part of the Earth's surface where a corresponding
    • the whole being of the Earth.
    • elemental beings who dwell in the Earth. But the limestone is
    • beings play over the Earth like an astral wind, and how the Ahrimanic
    • would transform the Earth into an ensouled being — or at least
    • Earth would feel pain at every footfall on its surface.
    • have new hope of being able to transform the Earth into an ensouled,
    • where the elemental beings of the Earth ascend, where they unite
    • although they live within the material Earth — are transported
    • any other way than by trying to gain domination over the Earth
    • and permeate all the activities that have risen up from the Earth.
    • from the Earth an etheric sheath in which they could then take up
    • to ensoul the Earth with astrality
    • to raise up a sort of carbonic acid mist or vapour from the Earth
    • If they were to succeed, human beings on Earth would no
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    • which earthly mineral limestone is gradually transformed, and
    • find our gaze directed to the depths of the Earth itself. We find
    • look with Imaginative perception into the depths of the Earth at St.
    • crystalline forms in which the hard earth consolidates itself —
    • of summer. At midsummer everything down below the earth shapes itself
    • grown out of the blue depths of the earth's crust, and one feels
    • the Earth? — then one knows: That is cosmic Will. And one has
    • of the Earth. And if one looks up to the heights, how is it then? The
    • described must come in: the elemental spirits of the Earth must soar
    • which are reflected up above the blue crystal-formations of the earth
    • Intelligence, as seen from the Earth, they appear as radiant
    • below, is received by the sunlit radiance above. And the earth-silver
    • of the silver sparkling up from the Earth. As autumn approaches we
    • see how the silver given by the Earth to the cosmos returns as gold,
    • goes on in the Earth during winter, as I have described. The
    • Earth, where it animates the elements that in the midst of winter are
    • of matter permeated by spirit, as we speak of the Earth in
    • silver-gleaming depths of the Earth in summer. And we see that
    • the Earth, without also seeing there something like wing-like arms,
    • the Earth and bound up with human weaknesses and error, is gathered
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    • from heaven through the earth they're pressing,
    • his gaze is directed down towards the crystal realm of the earth, and
    • that goes on below the surface of the earth. That is the reason
    • errors with the living activity in the crystals of the earth.
    • this clearly, so that if we have the Earth here (see sketch), Uriel
    • winter, and then Uriel is over the other hemisphere. But the Earth
    • penetrate right through the Earth in winter and permeate us as an
    • the Earth, his forces stream up through the Earth and come to rest in
    • activity of Raphael travels round the Earth, as Uriel does. In terms
    • of the cosmos Uriel is the spirit of summer; he moves round the Earth
    • the spirit of spring, and in autumn, as he travels round the Earth,
    • Earth's silver-sparkling radiance, while Raphael below is working in
    • spring, if in autumn, when the rays of Raphael pass through the Earth,
    • Earth and it is winter on the other side.
    • his forces penetrate up through the Earth and live in all that comes
    • Earth. Thus we have the working together of Michael in the cosmos,
    • Raphael on Earth.
    • resting on the Earth, but as though held forth, using the forces of
    • the air, mingling and combining fire, water and earth, so as to
    • from heaven through the earth they're pressing,
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    • turned from the earth out into the heavenly expanse. Such a
    • earthly lives.
    • thought to the conception of a spiritual origin of the Earth.
    • thought will carry him back over the earth's history to the
    • hovering as it were over the earthly world. Darwinism, if
    • incarnation of the planet Earth. [The reference here is to
    • over the earth had nothing to do with men's understanding
    • What was it that happened at the moment in the earth's evolution
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    • understanding for everything that is human on the earth.
    • into the past, that his normal earthly consciousness completely
    • earth. And one feels, as it were in aftermath, that deeply
    • connected with life on the earth. And when the physical
    • shining. The spectacle of the earth around us is quite
    • of seership contemplates that moment in the earth's evolution
    • earth's evolution, a purely natural event, one that has also
    • times, has its symbol in the moon, as for earthly sight
    • the sun of humanity in earthly evolution, engraved into the
    • experience of being shaken through and through by an earthquake
    • darkening of the sun and the earthquake, for certain
    • eclipses and earthquakes, and even fire-damp in mines. That
    • earthquake followed upon the eclipse of the sun. It shook the
    • covering it was wrenched away; a fissure was rent in the earth
    • Jesus had been received into the earth. The stone, however,
    • Golgotha. Darkness breaks in upon the earth. The corpse of
    • corpse is received into the earth. The fissure caused by the
    • earth in such signs a happening like an eclipse of the sun and
    • an earthquake ... then I could only answer: You believe in all
    • of the earth at that time and the subsequent earthquake.
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    • reached a point where we must speak about Christ's earthly
    • approach this greatest of all Earth-mysteries. If we want to
    • the Jordan. In respect of the earthly life of Christ, the Fifth
    • as the earthly birth — that is to say, the death of Jesus
    • is to be understood as the earthly birth of the Christ. His
    • earthly life in the real sense lies after the Mystery of
    • Christ in the Earth-sphere after the Ascension or after
    • prepare for the next earthly life. After his death, therefore,
    • was His entry into the sphere of the earth. And instead of
    • Christ Being was that He made the earth His heaven, sought His
    • heaven upon the earth. The human being leaves the earth in
    • exchange this, His dwelling-place, for the earth. I beg you, my
    • together with the earth and with men on the earth, He
    • might lead them onwards, lead evolution on the earth to further
    • the Christ Being did not belong to the earthly sphere. From
    • worlds beyond the earth, from super-earthly spheres He had come
    • down to the earth. And the experiences between the Baptism in
    • earthly Being. Infinite depths have been expressed when it is
    • Being has been together with human souls on the earth; before
    • then He was not together with human souls on the earth!
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    • life, more deeply than any man living on the earth hitherto.
    • human being on the earth had ever gazed with such deep
    • was any other being on the earth as ready as he to face the
    • equality among men, by his disregard of earthly goods and the
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    • earth, for the old Jews have passed away; the ancient
    • revelation is worthless on the earth as it is now. With strange
    • unique Being was now living upon the Earth: the Christ Being
    • human body, had had no earthly life, had dwelt only in
    • the world of Earth! Of the earthly world this Being knew only
    • thirty years. He therefore passed through His first earthly
    • just come down to the Earth. To begin with, He was drawn to the
    • Lucifer is, knew how souls on earth must act if they desire to
    • man must find on earth if he is to stand firm against Lucifer
    • could indeed be known on earth but that the God who had for the
    • first time come to earth could not yet know. He did not know
    • that men on the earth below must nourish themselves by means of
    • then there dawned in Him ... it was the earthly experience of
    • prepared the path from the Spirit to the Earth but how men can
    • find the path leading upwards from the Earth to the Spirit. And
    • reversed: “Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in
    • but only on the earth, Ahriman had gained sufficient power. As
    • most terrible deed wrought on earth — only where Judas
    • to have come down to the Earth as a Spiritual Being and then,
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    • friends upon their last paths on earth. Tomorrow morning at eleven we
    • way in memory of earthly life is something which even here in the
    • earth, and that this soul, as we bear it within us between birth and
    • to speak the most perfect in our earthly life — those organs
    • evolution of the Earth. The brain is an organ which has passed
    • used only as the instrument for the lowest form of wisdom, earthly
    • is not only the earth, but many other worlds in cosmic space.
    • Spiritual science shows men that there is not only earthly life, but
    • many earthly lives. Before Giordano Bruno men believed that there was
    • had special experiences, because at this time the life of the earth,
    • and the inner forces of the earth, are most concentrated. Those who
    • forces within the earthly forces. Countless legends describe this. The
    • physical life with physical eyes, she experienced what is earthly
    • soul and body during their earthly life with our movement, and have
    • only upon earthly things, will be able to remove many barriers
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    • this life on earth, where our aim is to enable this organism to
    • axis coincides with the North-South direction of the earth's
    • to the surface of the earth. Now it is not immaterial whether
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    • development during his life on earth, will not be above
    • here on this earth as thinking, feeling, willing beings, but in
    • physical life on earth has been informed by what the tableau
    • what in our earthly existence we call our inner life, so that
    • earthly existence. Now, what we call the eternity of the human
    • life and birth, in a physical earthly body.
    • life on earth, the inner world is dark and the outside world of
    • life before our earthly embodiment, the outer cosmic
    • physical eyes during our earthly existence. As if it were our
    • we descend into this physical existence on earth.
    • between the eternal element in man and the life on earth
    • so, we come to earlier lives on earth, in which were
    • the individual soul, so the physical element and all earthly
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    • earth. We can perceive this presence in a great philosopher of
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    • describe the features of the earth in accordance with the principles
    • work on earth (and already briefly characterized in these lectures)
    • extended over all the earth, would be an unmixed blessing for
    • earth, and exerted its influence over other regions, it must be
    • analysis, human existence on earth is composed of such
    • have it in physical life on earth, we can therefore say:
    • were before we descended into our earthly existence.
    • to earthly tasks — which are what the Oriental perceives
    • of the soul, but the soul in its earthly existence, then one
    • most varied manifestations of human suffering on earth. Among
    • understanding with any view that may exist on earth,
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    • shall conclude: on this mortal earth we should not be men, in
    • man must be a creature of love by virtue of his task on earth,
    • is to fulfil his task here on earth. The property that enables
    • will transform the love that rightfully exists on earth into a
    • the spiritual world even during our earthly existence. There
    • our individual existence on earth, so too, in thus descending
    • what it acquires from the earth, this spiritual element becomes
    • states of the earth by means of this world-memory, how can we
    • operative in it. And we permeate what will become of the earth
    • its earthly elements. In this way we attain something
    • earth. At the same time, we are aware of ourselves as men,
    • (though they may not admit) that the earth has evolved from the
    • a while, and one day there supervenes the earth's entry into
    • evidence. At this point, it is as if all life on earth is
    • the earth. You can say that you don't believe it. But anyone
    • correctly something like the heat-death of the earth
    • earth has its gravity, and bodies must fall towards the earth
    • earth and considering the earth's gravity in relation to its
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    • organization that will enable the earth's gifts to flow
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    • impulse: men therefore feel that what they do on earth is
    • development of the earth itself by associating their
    • mechanistic Kant-Laplace nebula, but at an origin of the earth
    • earth, and that ultimately no man should give orders unless he
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    • appertained to earthly life, he would, after passing through
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    • hearts and affects their human and earthly being, they will
    • the planet was actually like which preceded the earth,
    • rise to the earth. I was able to lay before this man, in a
    • the earth as a seed, so that it may decay. Well, the word
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    • own blood-and nerve activity. But during our earth-life we must be withheld
    • earth evolution we perceive reflections and reflected images of what
    • breath, as the sun's rays come to us. Therefore what now on earth is
    • inward as the circulation of the blood, in earthly evolution. It is
    • incarnation on earth, remain united with it through those members which
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    • nerve activity. But during our life on earth this inner enjoyment
    • perceiving the outer physical world in a way fitted to our earth
    • breath, as the sun's rays come to us. Therefore what now on earth
    • of the blood in earthly evolution. The old perception is therefore
    • physical incarnation on earth, remain united with it through those
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    • transformation which appeared in earthly evolution through the
    • Earth.
    • Moon. We know indeed that the previous incarnation of the Earth
    • before it became Earth was Old Moon, and in many of the
    • occurred in the Moon-Incarnation of the Earth, at the
    • time which preceded our earthly development.
    • nature, there would be nothing born on the Earth, were it not
    • which is the satellite of our Earth. All birth in the various
    • of Cosmology by saying, when the Moonlight falls on the Earth,
    • `being born' on the Earth. In those pre-Christian ages one did
    • believe that through the rays of the Sun falling on the Earth
    • Earth, but has to be ascribed to the present Sun,
    • the course of his earthly evolution, that consciousness which
    • because only through consciousness can the goal of earthly
    • earth. You must receive this consciousness from the giver, the
    • earthly development which has now become the most important
    • the Earth.”
    • feel to-day in our present life on Earth, has not as yet any
    • fruitful seed for our next earthly life. That of
    • next earthly life. We can say: — it is true that the
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    • what this pedagogy on earth was like in pre-Christian
    • the earth. This one life would not have been important to him.
    • of this one earth life. Such were the two tasks: education for
    • the importance of earthly life between birth and death, and, on
    • the other hand, that outside this earthly life everyone is
    • equal before God. This earthly life hasbeen bearable only by
    • our present. You have seen what time has wrought, until the earth
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    • suffering that has befallen people on this earth in our time.
    • those which are active from the moment of the earth's
    • himself placed harmoniously on the earth? If, creating the
    • power, — sprung from the forces of gravity in the earth
    • — which was to place this Greek upon the earth with just
    • the earth, out of the forces which, with inner, discreet
    • Spirit of the Earth itself. Out of the Spirit of the Earth
    • he does not only stand rooted in an earth- spiritual existence
    • earth. And as an external embodiment of this gift of the Spirit
    • impulses from the Spirit of Earth, we see the rise of mediaeval
    • participate in the mysteries of earth-statics and
    • earth-gravity, as it did when it built the Greek temple; we no
    • synthesis between a comprehension of heaven and earth, which we
    • conception of the earth, and as Gothic architecture grew from
    • earth upon this hill three years ago.
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    • They had to pay with fruits of the earth. We shall soon see what
    • the earth. When they have been thus buried, another remarkable
    • and on and about the earth and through its crevices. Suddenly she
    • earth and thinks at first they are falling from Heaven. She
    • descending again into the earth, she notices that where she had
    • On entering this large cavern under the earth, the Snake
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    • looks because of the earth's power of crystallization, one King was
    • the crevices of the earth. Thus for Goethe the conception-world is
    • We find ourselves on earth as beings with souls. These or the
    • narrow crevices of the earth. Such an aspiring soul-force as is
    • bridge. Goethe, in the Temple of Initiation above the earth puts
    •  Thou art but a sorry guest, on this dark Earth.’
    •  Earth's insufficiency
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    • ‘Thou hast been to and fro on the earth, hast thou considered
    • stiffened dragon, showing how heaven and earth hang together, or as
    • pour into the earth's centre.’
    • growth of the earth: ‘From chaos to that which is called the
    • men's works and men's strivings on the earth. But he was unable to
    •  From Heaven through Earth I see them pressing,
    • develop and the ‘earth spirit’ appears, that spirit
    • which quickens the earth and which sees to it, that out of the
    • words what are the secrets of the earth spirit, and in what way he
    • belongs to the whole earth — just as each human soul and
    • and know that there is such a spirit of the earth. Goethe has
    • Luciferic, and because man was once caught in his earthly life by
    • recalled to memory the spirit of the earth. When he had previously
    • written about the earth spirit, he represented it in such a way
    • touch with the earth spirit. We can see through this monologue in
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    • will suffer misery when the Earth-Cycle is fulfilled!’
    •  This night, thou, Earth! hast also stood unshaken,
    • bathes his earthly breast in the morning-red. But it is only the
    • This is Faust bathing his earthly breast in the
    • spiritual worlds. For he is the disciple who has bathed the earthly
    • it must be from this world. Faust alone, who has bathed the earthly
    • image of bathing the earthly breast in the morning-red: the sun
    • Spiritual Science, knows that man, in assuming life on our earth,
    • something eternal and something earthly. The eternal part, going on
    •  On the dark earth.’
    •  Earth's insufficiency
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    • you a kind of survey of human evolution on the earth, that may
    • the experience of their head to the Earth, to the whole Earth.
    • They said: — ‘There exists in the Cosmos the Earth. And
    • memory of the Earth. The Earth existed earlier; my head later.
    • earthly existence. The earthly existence is always there. But
    • in relation to the whole Earth.’ Thus an ancient Eastern felt
    • in his own head the being of the Earth-planet itself. He said:
    • have generated the Earth with its kingdoms of Nature, the Earth
    • and this head of mine is a true picture of the Earth. This
    • Earth with the land and water coursing over it. The
    • configuration of mountains on the Earth repeats itself in my
    • my own image of the Earth-planet.’ Exactly as our modern man
    • old refer his entire head to the Earth-planet. A considerable
    • Further, when we consider the periphery of the Earth, and fit
    • surrounding the Earth as air permeated by the Sun's warmth and
    • the atmosphere of the Earth.’ The Earth opens herself to the
    • those ancient times, experienced the region of the Earth on
    • would feel some portion of the surface of the Earth as his own;
    • beneath him the earth, and above him the encircling atmosphere
    • turned towards the Sun. The rest of the Earth that lay to left
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    • There below was this realm that for us has become the earthly
    • spirits of water and of earth. This was Asia. Asia meant the
    • water, earth, air and fire. And sleep brought him again other
    • ‘sleep away’ the ordinary earthly existence, we enter the realm
    • elemental spirits of the earth, water, air and fire, — in
    • lives in the whole planetary system belonging to the Earth.
    • itself, it is drawing me away from earthly existence. He did
    • differences between different parts of the inhabited Earth have
    • earth, had it not been for these terrible wars and struggles
    • about on Earth with very nearly the perception of the kingdoms
    • of the Earth which is possessed by modern man; they felt it,
    • the Gods in a God-bereft earthly substance.
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    • befell the Earth in the time commonly known as the later Ice
    • were on the Earth; in those ancient times the
    • were in earlier times. Thus did heaven and earth work together
    • the Earth and the Cosmos, physical and etheric
    • which was earthly and etheric in them. Such was the stage of
    • incarnations on Earth and had now entered into the new form of
    • beginning to lose their validity for the Earth. And so the
    • relatively late to the Earth from that planetary existence
    • which Earth-humanity led for a period, as you will find
    • withdrawn thither from the Earth at a very early stage of Earth
    • comparatively early to the Earth; thus at the time of which we
    • are speaking he had already experienced many Earth
    • planetary existence and only later found his way back to Earth.
    • Cosmos beyond the Earth, and that was preserved for a few
    • incarnations after the return to Earth. He had, as I said in
    • personality might be continued on Earth, he remained with this
    • spiritual Being who had never incarnated on Earth to work
    • through the will of an earthly personality, or, as was the case
    • the will of a personality on Earth. So it was with Gilgamesh.
    • there was to say on Earth in those days concerning immortality,
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    • Earth-life or in the life between death and a new birth, in
    • order now fully to understand the course of Earth evolution in
    • of the Earth's winter, pictures that represented the winter of
    • the Earth. Thus was the pupil led to perceive Reality, in the
    • raised himself out of mere earthly life, raised himself up into
    • certain far-off time the Earth itself worked in that way; only
    • the Earth like an atmosphere. And as to-day the air passes over
    • kind of air-element, and downwards into a kind of earthly
    • fluid element, so in the Earth the Earth-formations, the
    • Earth-forces sprang into existence, all the forces that work
    • and seethe within the Earth. And above, in the airy element the
    • work creatively in the earthly substance.
    • creative cosmic thought, and downward to the Earth-forces
    • thy time on Earth. Thou, as man, art the human Logos.’ (For in
    • thoughts during our time on Earth.) ‘And even as in thee the
    • birth; and in the next earthly life he underwent at
    • of what had once been the Divine-Spiritual earthly Reality in
    • describe the prosaic Earth as the environment of these events;
    • Earth the kingdoms of the elemental beings.’ How different from
    • speak to-day of the earth-element, the water-element, the
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    • guide the events and phenomena of Earth. The Gods were
    • wood and reaching downwards far and wide into the Earth with
    • herbs and flowers, the trees that take firm hold into the Earth
    • of Earth existence. But as long as I bore the plants within me,
    • while I was still that Adam Cadmon who embraced the whole Earth
    • as big as the whole Earth, and then to separate off, to
    • earlier stage of our evolution; and the Earth has received
    • them. The Earth it is that has lent them root, and has given
    • comes from the Earth. But the whole plant-nature as such has
    • the Earth. In this way man felt an intimate and near
    • his way rightly and come to his true place on the Earth by
    • Earth; then gave them over to her that she might receive them
    • into her bosom. For the plants he was upon Earth the Mediator
    • of the Gods, the Mediator between the Gods and the Earth.
    • to the Earth from the World-All. The question of number does
    • becomes the plant-world separates off from man, the Earth
    • he had folded the Earth about with a garment of plant growth,
    • and as though the Earth were thankful for this enfolding and
    • Earth, men came into a special relation with the God
    • Earth, he had to cast them off, he had to make himself free
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    • earthly Devachan, earthly Spirit-land, — for the physical
    • continuous divine process. The Gods had their purposes in Earth
    • to pass on the Earth below. The Gods worked on the will of men,
    • pre-earthly existence, events that preceded the Earth period of
    • our own time, lives his life on Earth entirely outside the
    • The Earth is no longer Asia, the lowest of the Heavens, the
    • Earth is a world for itself, and the Heavens are far away, dim
    • of Golgotha found place on Earth was the way of external
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    • thought). Take any object on the Earth, outside the human
    • Earth, it has weight. We discover other forces working in the
    • forces work in it. These too are related to the earthly forces.
    • us substances that are subject to the earthly nature.
    • that are subject to the earthly nature.
    • coal. What is it in reality? In the neighbourhood of the Earth,
    • Earth, it would cease to be coal. What makes it coal is nothing
    • but the forces of the Earth. Thus you can say: Here is the
    • Earth, and the forces of the Earth are within it; but the
    • forces of the Earth are also in every single object that I find
    • here on the Earth. And the physical body of man, although of
    • to these physical forces of the Earth, the forces that come
    • from the centre of the Earth. The physical body of the human
    • the forces coming from the centre of the Earth.
    • there are other forces on the Earth besides. These other forces
    • come from the whole environment of the Earth, from the far
    • out, away from the Earth into unmeasured distances. From these
    • unmeasured distances forces work upon the Earth, working
    • working in everywhere towards the centre of the Earth. It is
    • albumen is no longer subject to the Earth. So long as the
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    • in Nature on Earth, and led from these up to the spiritual
    • earthly into the distant stellar spaces, wherein the spiritual
    • Earth in a physical body. Many and varied kinds of Gods were
    • the surface of the Earth. But it was done with courage and
    • of the Gods lives and moves upon Earth. For the instructions of
    • body which your physical eyes can see. The centre of the Earth
    • look around you at your environment on Earth. Behold the
    • stones! They can exist on Earth by themselves, they are at home
    • preserve this form by virtue of the Earthly forces. Look at the
    • crystal; it bears its form within it. The Earth enables it to
    • dissolved in dust. The Earth has no power over your physical
    • configuration; but the Earth has no power to maintain the form
    • 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
    • will come when your physical body will be received by the Earth
    • the Earth. But that which is within you transforms these
    • passed through the gate of Death, the earthly nature strives as
    • phenomena of the Earth for many years, the noising of the
    • astral bodies of the dead. Nevertheless the Earth with
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    • going on not only on the Earth — I am quoting the notice
    • — not only earthly impulses — demand something from
    • the spiritual world, not on the Earth. Our striving here is to
    • yet to stream into the earthly world, which are not derived
    • from that world itself. Everything for which the earthly world
    • the earthly world, the impulses for it must be brought from the
    • Earth. One could encounter one's fellow men on the Earth in the
    • life on Earth.
    • be unable to bring any mental vigour into the next earthly
    • ideas in their future earthly life; and all thinking, all
    • ideation would vanish from the Earth. A diseased, purely
    • instinctive human race would people the Earth. Evil feelings
    • the human beings living to-day appear on Earth in new
    • incarnations, the Earth will become barbaric. Human beings will
    • able to contemplate the earthly world and also to understand it
    • already directed to the super-sensible world during your earthly
    • have misused the ideas which are coined for purely earthly
    • Entered the stream of Earthly Being.
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    • earth, we should see the world in a sort of dream-form. We have
    • something which does not exist in the earth-life at all, either
    • we get a really tableau-like retrospect of our whole earth-life
    • earth-life up to this moment lies spread out in mighty pictures
    • get continuous pictures of this earth-life almost to the time
    • whatever region of the earth he had this experience. The part a
    • previous earth-life as moving in a universal world, like unto
    • that one which unites him as earth-man with the surrounding
    • the earth-life etherically before you, as by magic. This inner
    • live it here on earth. The illusion of that ego which exists
    • pre-earthly existence, in a spiritual world, before he descended
    • it descended to the earth. There actually appears now to the
    • what we have experienced on earth, as the past earth-life
    • earth-life at all, events by which we have been prepared for
    • this earth-life before we descended to it,
    • earth-life. As long as he was still beholding the life-tableau,
    • But now, when he looks into the pre-earthly existence, being
    • this pre-earthly existence are all the forces that are
    • earth-life. Here one sees that the spiritual forces reign and
    • weave in the human body even in the physical earth-life. One
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    • Intuition, therefore we feel ourselves as earthly human beings
    • the whole of earthly humanity, from the very start of earthly
    • evolution to the very end of Earth-life. In that way we can feel
    • ourselves as members of the entire earthly humanity. Of course, we
    • feeling, of belonging to the entire earthly humanity, for it
    • the present incarnation for the next; from this earthly
    • existence they pass over into the next earthly existence.
    • must sink and vanish like dreams. At the end of the earth our
    • senses, will, when the earth reaches the Venus-condition, be
    • Spiritual Beings work into the earthly events and arrange and
    • ordain what man does on the Earth. Therefore man of old was
    • Man felt that his arrangements on Earth were Divine arrangements.
    • Earth to each other to be a copy of the Hierarchies in the
    • theocracy was lost, in which man still knew that the earthly
    • earth; one came to command and the other to obey. Abstractions
    • beings on the Earth.” Let us get that sentence clearly in
    • the greatest number of human beings on the Earth.” That
    • Earth, is the root-nerve of the Utilitarian philosophy.
    • of the Earth between Spiritualism and external World-view.
    • the Earth. Auguste Comte recognises this Trinity, — which is
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    • in summertime, when the earth is budding and sprouting. No!
    • the earth itself as spiritual being wakes when towards autumn
    • the earth is fully awake. During summer, during the budding
    • earth. The Earth-Spirit sleeps during the summer and during
    • with what in earth-evolution should call up the fullest
    • sleeping condition of the earth, when his soul had to sink
    • into the sleeping Earth-soul in order to have Imagination,
    • dreaming spirit of the earth. The Christmas festival
    • signifies a conscious union with the waking Earth-spirit. It
    • mighty Earth-being sleeps and wakes, taking the whole year
    • Earth-spirit, then we come to the following conclusion - that
    • blossoms. What goes on outside in the earth goes on in
    • life of the earth. When we consider the life of the earth and
    • has been able to say EX DEO NASCIMUR at every stage of earth
    • consciousness of the earth, the waking earth-life, in the
    • winter time. In order in winter to live with the earth in the
    • half of the year, when the earth is awake, awake in the dying
    • earth's year is divided for us into two halves, into the half
    • the Spirit of the Earth. You see, when we observe the earth
    • perception of the waking Earth-spirit. But we must think of
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    • cosmos. He would explain heaven, earth, and hell out of this
    • various kingdoms of the earth; whereas head-clairvoyance
    • more we approach the future of our evolution on earth, the
    • far from the earth in heaven, on Uranus, or Saturn, or
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    • humanity on earth, a certain power to hold the balance
    • descended into earthly evolution; His impulses, His
    • descend to this earth? In order that through what He has to
    • man. Since Christ has entered into the Earth development
    • men, in the present condition of the earth's evolution, you
    • for the mission of the earth, then that mission could not be
    • by the earth and which flowed into earthly evolution. It was
    • then flowed into the earth development. The evolution of this
    • impulse signifies the evolution of the earth itself.
    • external world. The earth development fundamentally consists
    • first half of the earth's development being dissolved in the
    • process of the development of humanity on the earth, and the
    • most real impulse in it is that which has come into earthly
    • development of the earth; and when this is concluded, the
    • out of the earth-life up to that time, and as, through his
    • which corresponds to the physical body of man. When the earth
    • foundations, in the course of earthly evolution, for a great
    • earth-development in repeated incarnations, it is our task to
    • there is something real in our earthly evolution, we see that
    • earth mission, lies in man's forming one whole with this
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    • the earth, belongs among the finest descriptions of occult
    • “only when they find earthworms.” The quotations from Goethe
    • that we often hear are really only spiritual earthworms even
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    • his earthly life also brought the impulse so to prepare his
    • Monologue in the Study, Spirit of the Earth
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    • on earth and include them in our deliberation of the molding of
    • lights the other side of the earth. So, likewise, is it day in
    • place in him only during earthly existence and is, therefore,
    • and even of the earth. It is for this reason that the vivid
    • foundation may be created for a further evolution of the earth.
    • Earth times; that is, through the fact that a broad stream
    • Moon periods is necessary to every individual on earth, so it
    • of course, that the earth is earth at present, but if we could
    • that, relative to certain things, the earth is already Vulcan.
    • earth is Saturn, and that Vulcan is, in a sense, earth. What
    • happens on the earth in the vocational labor of a man like
    • already advanced on the earth. For Boehme to write his
    • mystical-philosophical books on earth, it was necessary for
    • he has done on earth in making shoes. Likewise, Boehme's
    • shoemaking here on earth has the effect that something may be
    • philosophy here on earth.
    • of how what is often given little value on earth is so little
    • during the earth period, and so that something special may then
    • come about when the earth shall have developed further through
    • philosophy of Jakob Boehme on the earth. It is for this reason
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    • earth. They will be so modified that man must, out of his own
    • mission in the evolution of earth could be carried out almost
    • outside the earth. I have told you that at certain times — we
    • who guided the earth from extraterrestrial regions, and what
    • that our earth is especially fitted to receive ideas into its
    • explained how the earth is awake during the winter and that
    • waking state. At that time the aura of the earth is permeated,
    • interwoven, with thoughts. We may say that the earth is
    • permeated, interwoven, with thoughts. We may say that the earth
    • summer the earth sleeps, so it is not possible then to find
    • certain thoughts in it. In winter the earth is awake, and most
    • wide awake at Christmas; then the earth's aura is
    • will of the cosmos for our earthly events from them.
    • the earth's aura. By putting these individuals into contact
    • with the earthly thoughts that gave expression to the cosmic
    • on earth has already occurred. During the fourth post-Atlantean
    • the will of the cosmos shall penetrate earthly conditions in
    • in earthly life from the various vocations of men — to use a
    • prepared, and that we are now passing through the earth period
    • Jupiter, Venus, and Vulcan times. We may say that the earth is,
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    • repeated lives on earth. Yet the psychoanalysts attempt to
    • single life on earth, and it is not surprising that the picture
    • earth. He or she would then perhaps discover that certain
    • birth, playing its true role only in the next life on earth. It
    • predestined for it in the next earthly life; this it could not
    • have done in this present earthly life because of other
    • connected with his earthly life — indeed, with his present
    • of earlier stages of the evolution of the earth and is
    • through the portal of death into the next development on earth.
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    • something destined not only to have significance for our earth,
    • but to evolve as the earth passes through the states of
    • its mind to a recognition of repeated earth lives and the
    • matter. Here upon the earth the human being perceives through
    • culture can decide to reckon with repeated earthly lives,
    • knows the laws that are connected with repeated earthly lives
    • life on earth runs in cycles: it takes its cyclic course in
    • — to ascend to an understanding of repeated earthly lives and
    • standpoint of repeated earthly lives. Because of their failure
    • to accept repeated earthly lives, they contributed much toward
    • earthly lives into account. He could admit such knowledge as we
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    • through repeated earthly lives, the destiny of man, which is
    • correctly in the light of repeated earthly lives.
    • immense importance for the evolution of the earth, but it has
    • great significance for the earth. What, then, was the substance
    • earthly discoveries, it was his personal fate, the misery he
    • into consideration the teaching of repeated earthly lives. In
    • his previous earthly life. When we wish to decide what is
    • the great law of repeated earthly lives.
    • views that have spread over the entire earth in the second half
    • things on earth, created gods). ... Besides, the sectarians
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    • mineral, and elemental kingdoms within the earthly world. It is
    • establish harmony among men on earth; thus they are also, in a
    • earthly lives.
    • have come all the way down to man. In his earthly existence
    • and direct man's repeated earthly lives. But the modern
    • individual through repeated earthly lives. Let us grasp the
    • broadened to extend over the entire evolution of the earth,
    • destructive forces in earthly evolution whose influences extend
    • changed in the course of earthly evolution and that an
    • this inner force. But another power then entered into earthly
    • archangel since He not only united men here on earth in
    • saying in connection with repeated earthly lives, as we wish to
    • to become what he ought as an earthly human being. For many
    • placing humans on the earth. What really happens when man makes
    • the planets possess a profound significance for our earth when
    • magic signifies progress, and the earth will continue to make
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    • Being signifies for the earth, we must first acquaint ourselves
    • evolution of the earth. But, as we know, everything that occurs
    • earthly evolution of humanity, let us first consider this
    • now a relatively short period of earthly time since we cannot
    • say, in various regions of the earth we find religious cults
    • the ancestor had once died and had left the earth as a highly
    • on earth, the memory of his etheric body continued for a long
    • angels, but to man. In order to save men from praying to earthly
    • higher spirits no longer belonging to the earthly or even
    • meet us, something not to be understood by earthly human means.
    • restored to him through the appearance of Christ on earth. Read
    • that Christ was on earth.
    • in every earthly human being, even if he is a sinner or a
    • with sinners so that we shall recognize in every earthly human
    • in common spreads as an aura over the entire earth when we vow
    • higher gods such as the exusiai implanted into earthly
    • on earth. Man would have spiritualized himself in an entirely
    • the earth would have remained purposeless. The bodies of human
    • earth, it was Lucifer's intention to lead men away from the
    • earth into his spiritual kingdom. He had no interest in the
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    • the Venus age. We know that after the Earth evolution there
    • different incarnations, so the earth finds itself as Jupiter,
    • descended to earth. In those olden times Christ was seen to
    • be united with the cosmos; he was seen outside the earth.
    • the earth, the spiritual being who before the mystery of
    • Golgotha was not bound up with man on earth. Then He
    • same time with the evolution of the earth; nor anything be
    • said about earth-evolution, that is, about its details, that
    • is lung and breathing process is for the earth already more
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    • actual man, man on earth, is in a sense breast-man. And
    • the old Sun — the second stage of earth-evolution. Our
    • formative principles today projected into the earth-sphere,
    • middle-man, the breast-man is what makes man of the earth,
    • and where the principles of becoming earthly are mainly in
    • in their development, and will not be so until the earth has
    • earth evolution, and in so far as we are extremity man we
    • of the saga is that a definite place exists on earth where
    • cultures repeated lives on earth treated as a fact. This is
    • coming death and next earth life. Thus the consciousness
    • earthly death and the following earthly conception, with the
    • man, the tableau of the next incarnation on earth can be
    • incarnation up to the next incarnation on earth. And in the
    • as the evolutions of Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth and so forth.
    • with man as when the earth is turned towards the other side;
    • night just as the earth is shrouded when passing by night
    • the sun round the earth or the earth round the sun is
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    • throughout earthly time to come to correct concepts of these
    • material thoughts into the earth. This brings it about that
    • earth. That is what it seems; in reality the metamorphosis of
    • Universe, Earth and Man,
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    • at Man's death into the earth; and now these people had
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    • sphere of pre-earthly existence. When does it become manifest?
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture II: The Historical Evolution of Humanity
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    • over the whole earth demand judgment from us. We must know what
    • happening all over the earth. And also a deeper understanding
    • meaning and into the forces existing over the whole earth that
    • epoch of earth evolution, about which we may say the
    • birth, but comes from previous incarnations upon earth.
    • idea of previous lives on earth and a justified prospect of
    • future lives on earth. I can only touch upon this for there is
    • existences upon earth, we find something in historical
    • lives through the various cultures of the earth and he bears
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture III: The Supersensible Being of Man
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    • the world rises as if out of the ground, the earth, of the pain
    • earth of existence. It is this experience of pain which makes
    • the earth, can then develop into another plant of the same
    • further life on earth. The only difference is that
    • further life on earth. Then we have to seek out another body
    • upon it so that we can enter into a new life on earth.
    • being. The experiences of former lives on earth come into view.
    • proceeds through births and deaths in repeated lives on earth.
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    • gaze. The entire earthly life appears in a mighty single
    • Otherwise this earthly life can be reached by memory, but to
    • place on earth. It is not as if we had particular events before
    • back as we can see in our earthly lives.
    • reveals itself during this earthly life as something constantly
    • inner, etheric, earthly manhood, our body of formative
    • point: Anyone who remembers an earthly event has perhaps a
    • with the memory of earthly events. The impression itself
    • earthly life.
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    • here on the earth, so that when instead of looking into the
    • life on earth. For if we have gone through the gate of death we
    • and appears again in a new life on earth. All this becomes
    • life on the earth, our physical earth, as a further condition
    • come to see our earth as a metamorphosis, a
    • Man's evolution on the earth is a continuation of the life on
    • earth, and which will similarly be transformed into the next
    • world, but in looking at the being of the earth we speak of
    • earth.
    • repeated lives on earth.
    • And find his happiness unearthing worms!”
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    • true view of the world when we consider the earth and indeed
    • placed on the earth through birth, and by means of the
    • earth, they can judge of everything real; and they will then
    • otherwise the earth simply faces its downfall.
    • far enough back in the evolution of the earth, we find man is
    • not rooted in earthly existence itself; for before the
    • evolution of the earth, he had already undergone a long
    • earthly existence. Now it is a fact that, because of this
    • descent of man into earthly existence, there has been taken
    • earth. You will see this better if you go into those chapters in
    • civilisation of the different earthly races, you may say:
    • That what the human beings of the different races upon earth
    • different races to the external conditions of the earth. We
    • consider the relationship between the Russian and his earth.
    • will be differentiated all over the earth according to their
    • these three main types of earthly division, would specialise
    • earthly humanity. It would be regarded as quite justifiable
    • these slaves, than by permeating the earth with a common
    • human beings, than by not permeating merely the earth
    • earthly life of civilisation, especially for the task we have
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    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
    • earth life can be studied, with all that belongs to it. We
    • man has passed his life on earth in a succession of
    • during such times he is himself more withdrawn from the Earth
    • withdrawn from the Earth of to stand in a more intimate
    • connection with the Earth, signifies also certain
    • vision the Earth appears as it presents itself to the
    • again, that which appears to us as being outside the Earth,
    • that which shines down on to our Earth as the world of the
    • What appears to us as the Earth filled with
    • external physical Earth, we develop especially our life
    • the earthly point of view, is also the view presented to our
    • which appears simply externally to us here on Earth as the
    • what, while we are on Earth, simply reveals its external
    • to the Earth as will as when we look up to the Cosmos, in so
    • the path of complete human development. Here on Earth between
    • birth and death we may become too allied to the Earth; we
    • impulse to become too much related to the earthly powers,
    • related to the Cosmic powers outside the Earth. Here on Earth
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    • The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or
    • The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness.
    • periods of the evolution of the Earth. Man has always been in
    • body — No, it will not be so. For the rest of earthly
    • that; we have to turn to what in this life on earth man bears
    • within him as fruits of past earthly lives. We must approach
    • they are indeed complete creations from the earthly point of
  • Title: Necessity for Spiritual Knowledge: Lecture 1 (alternate translation)
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    • The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or
    • The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness.
    • from what he was in earlier periods of the Earth evolution.
    • found in the Earth. When the great Atlantean flood had
    • Earth-evolution there will be no further evolution of the
    • account that which a man has within him because this Earth
    • far, that in a certain sense they are even a perfect earthly
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    • The Rise of World Consciousness out of Earth Consciousness, or
    • The Emergence of Cosmic Consciousness from Earth Consciousness.
    • FROM EARTH CONSCIOUSNESS
    • as it were, has developed into an Earth
    • consciousness, that the surface of the Earth as it were,
    • surface of the Earth to be of a spherical shape. Speaking for
    • Earth consciousness as a development out of a territorial
    • Earth came to be built up, a mathematical-geometrical
    • conceived of that which is outside and beyond the Earth in
    • which is beyond the Earth and can be perceived b by men in
    • which is beyond the Earth in such poetic phantasy as was the
    • conceive of the Earth as s great sphere in universal space,
    • and to embrace what is beyond the Earth by mathematical and
    • world picture of what is beyond the Earth, is really only
    • possibility of investigating what is beyond the Earth with
    • epoch, has developed an Earth consciousness, so from now
    • consciousness which merely embraces the Earth. Of course a
    • believes to be standing still on the earth, whereas as a
    • of his earth life, differences in the content of his soul
    • earth. If I may again express myself mystically, we traverse
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  • Title: Man and Nature: Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
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    • Man's Inner Being and the Earth's Future.
    • Man's Inner Being and the Earth's Future.
    • “Heaven and Earth” — the world of external
    • individual human being. “Heaven and Earth will pass
    • further the Progress of earthly existence and the whole
    • evolution of the earth, he must receive the Spiritual into
    • Earth.
    • for knowledge which alone can promote the earthly evolution
    • spiritual world, and, above all, of the pre-earthly existence
    • pre-earthly existence? We may take the year of our birth and
    • on the Earth. Children born later have been living in the
    • spiritual world while we were already on the Earth. These
    • we ourselves have been living through our earthly existence
    • earthly life and relate it to conditions as they are upon
    • another planet. Living an the Earth as you do, you will find
    • upon which the future evolution of the Earth essentially
    • will to hinder the Earth's evolution, to receive the stream
    • and our ears hear will all pass away with the Earth. Only
    • existence as it is an the Earth into future conditions of
    • man? The human being exists before he enters earthly
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  • Title: The Physical-Superphysical: Its Realisation Through Art
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    • together with Raphael in a former life on earth, when we
  • Title: The Foundation Stone Meditation
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    • For the will of Christ reigns in the earthly sphere
    • Into earthly evolution;
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • for souls incarnated upon the earth to know in what sense the being
    • is the task of anthroposophical thought to prepare earthly culture and
    • body of the next incarnation from the Earth. The head disappears,
    • learn what can only be learnt on Earth, namely the knowledge that is
    • was also due to the fact that the area of the Earth inhabited by the
    • the Earth they knew absolutely nothing at all. Plato's knowledge concerning
    • Indians. In our age, when practically the whole Earth has been explored,
    • of the Divine, by the coming of Christ with His message to the Earth.
    • has made the Earth holy, they will also learn how to place their knowledge
    • of wheat which falls into the Earth and decays. Knowledge that is placed
  • Title: Anthroposophical Ethics ... St. Francis, Lecture III
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    • humanity on earth, a certain power to hold the balance
    • descended into earthly evolution; His impulses, His
    • descend to this earth? In order that through what He has to
    • man. Since Christ has entered into the Earth development
    • men, in the present condition of the earth's evolution, you
    • for the mission of the earth, then that mission could not be
    • by the earth and which flowed into earthly evolution. It was
    • then flowed into the earth development. The evolution of this
    • impulse signifies the evolution of the earth itself.
    • external world. The earth development fundamentally consists
    • first half of the earth's development being dissolved in the
    • process of the development of humanity on the earth, and the
    • most real impulse in it is that which has come into earthly
    • development of the earth; and when this is concluded, the
    • out of the earth-life up to that time, and as, through his
    • which corresponds to the physical body of man. When the earth
    • foundations, in the course of earthly evolution, for a great
    • earth-development in repeated incarnations, it is our task to
    • there is something real in our earthly evolution, we see that
    • earth mission, lies in man's forming one whole with this
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    • human earth evolution.
    • evolutionary streams of human earthly existence: namely, first,
    • the remainder of the earth period.
    • When we speak of the beginning of earth existence, of the
    • primeval epochs of the earth evolution of humanity during which
    • primeval earth language could only be comprehended by spiritual
    • us, where today we see only clouds and stars, the earthly life
    • regions descended in a spiritual manner to the human earth
    • beings and revealed themselves in such a way that the earth man
    • received, through the communications of these super-earthly
    • human beings, during their earth life, would not have been able
    • to fathom by themselves. In the beginning of earth existence
    • the course of earth evolution. And although we should not
    • we have already noted, the primeval earth man, in spite of his
    • the primeval periods of human earth evolution this state was
    • their attention also to the fact of birth. Earth life, in
    • became ever increasingly significant for the earthly man; for
    • of a psycho-spiritual existence during his sojourn on earth.
    • experiences might occur in their earth-life, that the
    • their earth consciousness — Birth and Death — which
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  • Title: Christianity in the Evolutionary Course of Modern Mankind
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    • a leading place in the earth's human evolution. We have to
    • distinguish in the course of our earth evolution those leading
    • developed with the humanity of our earth just as it is —
    • path in our earth evolution as the rest of humanity; they
    • The greatest Avatar-Being Who has lived on earth, as you can
    • our earth at the beginning of our era, Who was incarnated
    • no benefit from the earthly embodiments. They only give; they
    • take nothing from the earth. But if you wish to understand
    • latter can have the most varied missions on our earth, but we
    • descent to earth of an Avatar-being has the significance,
    • on earth. Because the Avatar-Being
    • Christ Principle in the earth evolution, there occurred in
    • Christ indicated that He would be united with the earth, would
    • be the planetary Spirit of the Earth. And because the most
    • precious thing coming out of the physical earth is grain,
    • greatest Avatar-Being, the Christ descended to earth. Let us
    • astral body, and then on the Earth the ego is added; and we
    • Earth evolution that wisdom which passes over from the Sun to
    • the Earth. In other words : for the liberated ego of modern
  • Title: Eternal Soul of Man in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • earthly life, but would constantly dream. Then we would fill
    • ourselves during our conscious life on earth with all the ideas
    • in our earthly life, could we not perhaps also, through further
    • something that was never in earthly life, to something that is
    • importance as the earthly human being — and it actually
    • has the I-sense — this is the human being as earth man,
    • a powerful tableau, an overview of our previous life on earth,
    • on earth. This is the first supernatural experience that the
    • human being can have, his own earth lives suddenly appearing
    • previous earth life. And if we compare what we see overall,
    • life on earth does not behave like an ordinary recollection,
    • but represents an overall Imagination of a previous earth life.
    • space-body ever since we have been on earth as human beings.
    • significance as an earthly human being; knows that it is
    • has the I-sensations as earthly man.
    • self-knowledge of the earthly human being. The higher level
    • soul being, what he was before he descended to this earthly
    • others before an earthly garment, if I may call it so, was
    • life on earth is. It is formed from that existence that he had
    • through conception — and the descent to this earthly
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  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • shall turn our attention to that which creates on earth its
    • were to be transferred a mile or two above the earth's
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • nature, which no other earthly being possesses. Spiritual
    • earthly nature succumbs, the victory of eternal life over the
    • suffering in earthly existence. When we recognize the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture IV: The Origin of Evil
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    • planet, and that which will be a lower kingdom. The earth
    • on the previous planet. This illustrates how the earth is
    • stage we have reached on the earth. On the future planet
    • like ours. Earth evolution represents the cosmos of love; the
    • previous planet the cosmos of wisdom. On the earth love is to
    • hidden, permeates the foundation of earth existence;
    • the earth began when wisdom became permeated by love. As
    • today there is conflict on earth, so there were errors on the
    • who attain the goal of earth evolution will bring love over
    • into the earth evolution. Earthly humanity looks up to the
    • will look up to the gods as bringers of love. On earth,
    • the external world. They had earth-consciousness, but no
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • with the whole earth; in like manner is the astral body
    • that surrounds the earth.
    • with no other earthly being; the “I” makes a
    • beings were spiritual beings and had come down to earth from
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    • is Schopenhauer's pessimistic view. He makes the Earth-Spirit
    • firm structure so that he can walk about on the earth. It is,
    • recognize that we are subject to repeated lives on earth,
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • everything within the astral body that still clings to earthy
    • expression of the Earth-Spirit's sadness or cheerfulness. For
    • is a poetic notion. The spirit of the earth is the foundation
    • of earth existence and is related to it as the above.
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    • spirit of the earth. From this spiritual region the astral
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • starts his life an earth he is not a newly created entity; he
    • brings certain qualities with him. Repeated earth lives are
    • experienced and has acquired during earthly life is
    • earthly experiences were transformed into abilities during
    • of each life on earth, a person adds something new to the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • Earth-Spirit says in Goethe's Faust as poetic fantasy, but
    • these words of the Earth-Spirit depict spiritual reality,
    • life of the human soul, so does the physiognomy of the earth
    • express the life of the Earth-Spirit. When you begin to read
    • plants convey to you the Earth-Spirit's cheerfulness or
    • plant grows out of the earth. Its stem strives upward; its
    • of the earth. The opening blossom contains its reproductive
    • the earth; in the plant they turn towards the sun. The plant
    • root points towards the centre of the earth; human beings
    • cravings. In the future, when earth evolution has reached its
    • like human beings, had alone populated the earth, they would
    • ago are today dug out of the earth as coal. Looking at this
    • O'er the dark earth roaming.
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    • the plants come to life, sprouting from the earth, an inkling
    • from the earth in response to the rays of the sun: a driving
    • O'er the dark earth roaming.
    • from the earth and the Death on the Cross, the Death that is
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • once streamed for us from heaven to earth, finds its way back from the
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    • beings connected with the earth.
    • of human evolution the divine-spiritual beings on earth
    • had the possibility of ordering earthly affairs in such a way
    • divine-spiritual world and the earthly world. But this was only
    • ancient Oriental felt his head to be the earthly field of
    • the earth. How can it be otherwise, seeing that not only
    • have said that the divine-spiritual beings have their earthly
    • we know that the gods ordered their earthly concerns during the
    • action upon the earth to-day is therefore of such a kind that
    • must therefore say: In past times of earthly evolution, man was
    • workshop for the earthly being. But man does not completely
    • abandon this earthly being during sleep. And because this
  • Title: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • greatest event on earth must be drawn out of the depths of
    • upon the earth something occurred which divided mankind into
    • the three sanctified bodies remained behind on earth, emptied
    • of Christ-Jesus who lived upon the earth for three years and
    • back into the history of the development of the earth and of
    • mankind. Before the earth became Earth, it was the old Moon,
    • the Earth was Moon, it was Sun, and at a still earlier stage it
    • Before the Earth was EARTH, it existed as Saturn, Sun and
    • the earth. Of course, they did not have the same appearance,
    • through the stage of humanity, and they came down to the Earth
    • reached a higher stage than that of man upon the Earth. In
    • upon the Earth the human being became MAN. The Lunar Pitris are
    • we come to the Earth, to the Lemurian race which lived upon a
    • that below, upon the physical earth, there lived highly
    • earth, and into these streamed the souls of higher Beings
    • himself up from the earth and stand upright, he learned to
    • exercised their influence upon the Earth, for they were high
    • the whole Earth was able to pour out over the whole of mankind,
    • Christ's deeds on earth gave man the capacity to absorb into
    • What Christ fulfilled upon the earth, was prepared by other
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    • an-organic earth, upon everything which constitutes the
    • earth's mineral kingdom; let us look upon everything
    • mineral earth. When we speak of the consciousness of the earth,
    • man's muscles and the blood; we can only see the earth's
    • skeleton, or the earth's solid substance, so that when we
    • speak of the earth's consciousness, we must think of it as
    • being contained in the whole earth, which does not only consist
    • whole earth is endowed with consciousness, with a
    • shall not speak of the change in the earth's consciousness
    • instead enter more deeply into the idea that the whole earth is
    • the whole mineral earth and observe the plants which sprout and
    • blossom out of the earth.
    • being in respect to the earth. The fact that the vegetable
    • earth, becomes clearly evident if we study the consciousness of
    • pertaining to the whole mineral earth, but we can also
    • kingdom which develops upon the earth. The laws which govern
    • earth, because the consciousness changes according to the
    • various regions of the earth.
    • consciousness of the vegetable kingdom of the whole earth,
    • there is winter on one side of the earth, there is summer on
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    • soul-spiritual being in pre-earthly life. The head is formed by plastic
    • and even of the ego; it is an image of their descent from super earthly
    • worlds into earthly existence. The head forms itself truly as an image
    • of those cosmic experiences, which man went through in pre-earthly existence
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    • too little of a character of the earthly, if only would happen what
    • not be able to be earthly beings. We would be a kind of mouth flying
    • body the food would then dissipate. We would be able to be earthly
    • beings. That we can be earthly beings is brought about by oxygen which
    • the possibility stays with us to be earthlike (flesh-like) beings here
    • on earth between birth and death (diagram 1, white). It is oxygen that
    • makes us again into an earthly substance that otherwise would dissipate
    • the earthly state, what other wise by itself would form only as something
    • etheric. The heart would not yet make us into an earthly human being
    • the ether body and fly around on earth as such angels. But since the
    • taken up is not only etherised but also made earthly.
    • so that we can be earthly human beings, has to be inserted into the
    • astral, and how with the help of nitrogen it is made into an earthly
    • the earthly realm through the kidney system. But all this would not
    • stuck to the earthly. And then one sensed that one became penetrated
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    • too dependent on the region of the earth where he lives. This took place
    • earthly spot where he was born. In those olden times one knew very specifically:
    • man has already had a pre-earthly existence; through the survey, so
    • to speak,through his destiny, he had decided about the place on earth
    • chosen his place on earth in quite the right way. He does not quite
    • fit on this place on earth. In short, one derived the illness from the
    • relation his human organization had to the spot on earth on which he
    • it would be this way: (diagram 1). If one imagined the earth this way,
    • dependent upon this particular spot on earth. One has to heal him by
    • freeing him inwardly from the outer dependence on this earthly spot.
    • home before he came down to earth. He does not quite fit into the earthly
    • person has too many effects of the earth in himself — because
    • one has to give him relief — one has to bring super-earthly forces
    • into him. One said to oneself: In these or other plant-blossoms, super-earthly
    • lung is too much inclined towards the earth (blue) and because the forces
    • of the earth have too great an influence on him. Mow one simply imparts
    • Man takes up that light which is radiated onto the earth, onto the minerals,
    • organism is not of this earth, and that it can sustain itself on this
    • earth only if it is continuously stimulated to overcome the forces of
    • this earth — this knowledge did exist. Namely, we do not eat to
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • speak, to this physical event of their earthly lives and gain a
    • compelled to come down to the earth from the cosmos
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture II: The Legend of the Prague Clock
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    • of spiritual science. We are now living in earth existence, a
    • the planet did not look like the earth does now but entirely
    • during Saturn, sun, and moon continue their existence on earth.
    • free, so earth's present state was once free in earlier stages
    • us what we remember during earth existence. But inwardly
    • is true, profoundly true, that as long as we are earthly human
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    • earthly existence can progress in the right way only if
    • the blood-stained battlefields of the earth join with them, so
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • earth evolutions remains a mystery if we consider the physical
    • coming earth lives it will be normal.
    • earth lives.
    • remember it in later earth lives. Is there anything you can
  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • inheritance they find on earth as a legacy from their
    • appear again on the earthly stage. Whatever links with the
    • are setting about their return into incarnation in an earthly
    • materialistic thinking and feeling, on the earth became more
    • put it so, awaken in those about to descend to earth
    • pleasurable anticipations of their earthly sojourn.
    • earth with a deep spiritual antipathy to the civilization and
    • learning customary on the earth. This stream of impulses that
    • came to earth with those children helped in large measure to
    • call up the inclination on earth to wipe out this old
    • essentially to the events on the earth in recent years.
    • have here on earth, customary thoughts, sound to the dead
    • the living connection between those alive on the earth and
    • effectively into the earth, then will of necessity take
    • says: in summer the earth is asleep, in winter awake? It
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    • of people on earth, really out of knowledge of human nature,
    • now we, as earthly men, have developed a certain inclination
    • gift for the life on earth. The life to be developed in the
    • When earthly life takes its source healthily and not
    • through Inspiration to rule earthly life, not in a human
    • developed over the whole earth.
    • beings walking about on the physical earth, but with men
    • world before they came down to earth; mingled with it is what
    • chair he means a table. For that men here on the earth merely
    • imprinted what is valid for this earthly life. Illustrated
    • diagrammatically — here is earthly life, and raying
    • into it, as it were, what we bring with us out of pre-earthly
    • life of rights as such is entirely earthly, but is rayed
    • into life on earth. It is indeed pitiful to see how few
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • earth, the earth is under the head organism in all animals, approximately
    • the earth's axis or the radius of the earth.
    • organism is under the head organism, as in the primal the earth is under
    • the head organism; man stands with his heed on his own earth. In the
    • whole into the radius of the earth. For this reason the senses are,
    • differentiation is a product of earth evolution only. Man has gone through
    • the normal evolution of the earth, but the animal has not; the animal dried
    • in with earth evolution, whoever has seen into this — in modern
    • of the whole earth. This development of disease in the earth, this
    • happening to mankind on earth is concerned, if only one will go right into
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
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    • today, in earthly existence between birth and death, he sees but the
    • for men on earth. Up to the fifteenth century, and, since things do
    • For you certainly know that taking earthly evolution as a whole it divides
    • there was a kind of crisis. For up to that time the whole of the earth's
    • of the earth. So that up to Atlantean times man was really only what
    • actually to become as man of the earth; then he continues on, and now
    • soul in which modern man is found here on earth, it is markedly noticeable
    • is his right setting on earth? Strange as it may seem we find him placed
    • here on earth neither wholly plant nor wholly animal, but having mere
    • there wandering round our earth animals that on dying left plantlike
    • among these beings. Here in his earthly existence man would really be
    • for their part these beings could not exist on earth, these beings are
    • only to be found in other worlds. They could not flourish in earth existence.
    • are just these which could not live on the earth. This is the remarkable
    • But here on earth man stands
    • were you able to fly yourself, if you had no need of earth under your
    • feet and were you able to move freely without the earth—then you
    • in the spiritual realm? Why have I been enticed down to earth at all?
    • you might says I have been enticed to earth for the reason that suddenly
    • the individual life of the animal but what there is here on earth of
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • Man, however, during his ordinary state on earth is protected from the
    • while here on the physical earth.
    • making an objection. You will say: Yes, on earth matters are so arranged
    • and on earth the family as such is undoubtedly fully justified, yet
    • as physical men on the physical earth we should by no means be able
    • the earth as the human physical body, is only the outward expression
    • think to be logic in the Chinese soul. So different are men on earth!
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • certain time by livingly re-uniting Himself with earthly development.
    • One who ever trod the earth was put to death through the guilt of man.
    • of the earth, for the evolution of the earth to acquire its meaning.
    • significance of the earth would not have been fulfilled. And in this
    • the events of nature into which man also is interwoven on earth, then
    • the Jahve God, is obliged to play a part in what man has become in earthly
    • on earth was only to be reached through such an event that indeed happened
    • death of the spirit that was to give the earth its meaning. Highest
    • the earth. And particularly in Greece, and in another way in Judaism,
    • the outset of earthly evolution had been brought by the time at which
    • beginning of earth evolution took the course of the impulse which the
    • would not abandon mankind on the earth but would lead them onward. This
    • then for earth to give mankind. In other words looking to Golgotha and
    • up to something coming as a new impact into the evolution of the earth—this
    • out in earthly evolution.
    • that has come into earthly evolution, spread out over the lands of Judaism,
    • development, of human life takes form throughout the earth.
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    • life on earth, in spite of severe illness that made it hard for her
    • tended her devotedly during the last days of her earthly life, who stood
    • connection with the Christ and feel themselves strong for their earthly
    • of the earth period. One can best describe the change by saying that
    • when we look back into very ancient times on earth, times long before
    • corresponding to the weakening of bodily power. Here in the earthly
    • help from a region that was not of the earth, a region outside the earth,
    • had not something entered the earth from outside— namely, the
    • place on earth the news was proclaimed that through a force coming from
    • beyond the the earth, the Christ impulse, a man had triumphed over death:
    • one of the practical experiences, of earthly existence. And what was
    • of the earth something therefore was necessary, something had to happen,
    • in the physical course of earthly evolution that is incomprehensible
    • most important of all happenings in earthly existence. But after that
    • king of all earthly culture. But neither can one get free of the other
    • nothing is more foreign to real Goetheanism than the whole earthly culture,
    • external earthly culture, with the exception of the modicum of spiritual
    • culture that we have—nothing is more foreign than the earthly
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    • into a new earthly life, a life in the physical world.
    • worm their way in the earth and leaves and flower appear, he
    • that when the spread of plants cover the earth, it is found
    • envelop the earth as if by a physical air of plant-astrality.
    • the Plant-Ego directs itself towards a single place on earth,
    • namely the centre of the earth. It is as if the earth is being
    • therefore the plants grow towards the earth. This Ego however
    • intermingled, that they unite in the centre of the earth. Now
    • archetypes of his next earthly life. How much better would he
    • until he returns again to an earthly existence. So we see, so
  • Title: Goethe's Relationship to his 'Faust'
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    • sign which brings him to conjuring up of the Earth Spirit. Here
    • three-fold; that the earthly and heavenly separations are
    • another sign, which directed him to reveal the Earth Spirit.
    • Faust encounters the Earth Spirit in such a form as it appears
    • striving human being's soul during earthly life is what Goethe
    • charmed, as Faust does after his oath with the Earth Spirit
    • moment Faust must turn away from the Earth Spirit, where he
  • Title: What is Self-knowledge?
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    • reach knowledge of the great cosmic relationships of our earth;
    • because we are part of our earth like a finger is part of the
    • couple of kilometres above the earth, he is no longer a human
    • being. The human being is a member of the earth organism, the
    • earth is again a member of the cosmos. This we can only see
    • development of the earth is described, which can appear quite
  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture III: Lecture 3
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    • time, thou owest to Death which penetrates more and more into the earth-life.
    • What really must enter into the earth-life of humanity will only enter
    • spirit, for a youth who is already Jupiter, which is no longer earth-youth,
    • which is already the youth of the next planetary embodiment of the earth.
    • connection with that in the Cosmos which is external to the earth. But
    • masses of rock, i.e. out of the solid conditions of the earth. His aim
    • being of all earth's existence, the Christ, when we experience that
    • man will no longer live on the earth, then man will wear his true countenance,
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • Earth-spirit who storms hither and thither in the tumult of
    • Lieth not Earth firm — ’stablished
    • important thing in the evolution of man on earth, what really
    • makes him externally man in this Earth-evolution, has not
    • Earth-evolution, in its primal origin, in the beginning, was
    • the Word. And man can develop on Earth a ego, to which
    • over the whole earth. What he wished to say was: we lived in
    • spread out over the whole earth, materialized in a particular
    • whole earth. Naturally when this is said today it is regarded
    • that, in all the seas surrounding the earth, there are two
    • also knew that the earth should not be looked upon merely in
    • the way of modern geology, but that in this earth, most
    • silver; it is contained in the sphere of the earth. It was
    • earth-sphere; it was known that in the silver lies the force
    • force alienating the whole body of the earth lies within the
    • would be no tides; this movement, peculiar to the earth, was
    • dreamed was not there at the beginning of earth-evolution,
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • Ahrimanic being has no understanding of the present earth; he
    • connected with the present moon, now that it is Earth-moon,
    • fiery, illuminating forces issued from the Earth — that
    • moon element still in the Earth, it is in accordance with the
    • during the whole earth-evolution only happens in exceptional
    • they to bring their earthly qualities with them. Goethe knew
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IV: Faust and the "Mothers"
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    • Earth. We divide our Earth into:
    • we still have to add the Earth that has not yet
    • when we take our Earth upon which we are still evolving, and
    • when we look from this Earth to Saturn, Sun and Moon, there
    • is at the same time in the Earth. The being of the Moon
    • belongs to the being of the Earth. If you only want a
    • Earth (see diagram); here you have a shaft connected with the
    • Earth.
    • the earth, however, must be considered as a whole. The
    • set up by means of the whole earth, the current goes down
    • into the earth. Here is the place where it is earthed. The
    • whole goes through the earth.
    • electricity spreading itself out down in the earth, then you
    • under the earth the opposite of what goes on above the earth
    • under the earth ruling as the being of electricity is
    • not belong to the earth. It is impulse remaining over from
    • force, distributed throughout the whole earth, and the
    • earth — of which I have already spoken from another point
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • human evolution on the earth (referring, to begin with, only
    • to wrestle with Evil in the historic evolution of Earth-life.
    • Earth consist? It is indeed a first experience — an
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • possible for men to bring Evil over the Earth, by exploiting
    • Electricity itself, Evil comes over the Earth.
    • ship over the Earth, for ‘Asia’ at that time
    • signified the rulership of the entire Earth. Pallas Athene
    • Earth the impulse that proceeds from these their actions. We
    • not. For the ray falls down, as it were, on to the Earth; and
    • here on Earth there is not one whom it can reach, but there
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • through Moon, Sun and Saturn ages and later through the Earth
    • that in the course of his earthly development he should
    • the earthly and thus is akin to earthly substances and to the
    • interplay of earthly forces, I mean that these divine beings
    • as earthly man, can pursue it, If man had only first awakened
    • prevents man, as he is on earth at present, from attaining in
    • we have about the substances and forces of the earth? How can
    • anyone imagine that those ingredients of earth-existence
    • that the knowledge of man possible to acquire by earthly
    • But we can quite well understand if the old names earth,
    • a solid physical condition, the earthly; what has a fluid
    • things we denote by these words — earth, air, fire,
    • things as earth, air, fire, water, they do not exist; these
    • as absolute — no longer exist, There earth is not
    • earth. It has no meaning at all to talk of such things when
    • intermediary thing is there between earth and fire. This you
    • intermediary between earth and fire and between air and water
    • in it fire-earth, earth-fire and water-air whirled and simmered
    • thing in the old Sun existence was earth-fire or fire-earth,
    • Whereas today we have earth that has been pushed down below
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VIII: Spiritual Science Considered with the Classical Walpurgis-Night
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    • with the spiritual, in reality relates only to earthly being
    • — what has being on the earth-planet. What is called
    • the processes of the earth-planet. But man is not earthly man
    • alone. As earth-man he has behind him the evolutions of
    • earthly; for the laws of science apply only to what is
    • earthly. Man in his entirety, therefore, cannot be known by
    • beyond what is earthly.
    • earth-fire and water-air. While unconscious in sleep, to a
    • learn during his earth-mission, nor be able to manage the
    • these earth-lives, as men we passed through earlier stages of
    • his being is wider than the earth, and intelligence and the
    • senses are adapted only to earthly things. But we explained
    • the earthly from what went before, when earth was not yet
    • earth. He wants to find his explanation in those times to
    • of the earth. In Anaxagoras, Goethe sees the representative
    • earth — he invokes the Moon. After he has widened his
    • secrets lying at the basis of earthly evolution. He even
    • Moon desolation falls upon the earth, and how all the life
    • previous period of the earth, as “Luna, Diana, Hecate
    • heavens, it is Luna. In so far as it is active in the earth
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • outlook upon what is earthly.
    • you yesterday that man has not lived only on the earth, but
    • before he trod the earth he went through successive
    • the earth, or rather when the earth has left him, he will
    • relation to the earth evolution. In actual fact, if we
    • not to represent the earth evolution so that everything is
    • with the earth evolution — but a sound natural science
    • will take the earth as earth and represent it in its
    • Sun and Saturn evolution, is because his earth evolution is
    • earth — just through this prepares his spirit to separate
    • what is earthly by means of a sound knowledge of the earth,
    • EARTH LIFE
    • what earthly natural phenomena, without recourse to the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • of his reason, of his ordinary earthly knowledge. How can
    • all that bound him to earth, above all through his bodily
    • decided to descend to these parents when coming to earth,
    • world corresponds to what happens on earth when, for an
    • look at man simply as a figure standing on the physical earth
    • from one incarnation to another, from one earth-life to
    • connection with all that is earthly — thus giving us the
    • being's descent to earth — from conception, throughout
    • sunk down into the earth, the earth sends forth the little
    • when, after the seed has sunk down into the earth, the earth
    • an earlier life on earth; the rest of his body in this
    • earth-life will, in the next life, become the head. There,
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XI: The Vision of Reality in the Greek Myths
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    • am no longer connected with the solid earth and its definite
    • earth's rigid outlines.” — This is why, when
    • which, from one incarnation, from one earth-life to another,
    • oldest artists, as it were, of the earthly world during the
    • of all the elements — earth, water, fire, air, all
    • these is seen here on earth, and that merely in its external,
    • elements of fire, water, earth, air. And on returning to this
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • earth-evolution is to proceed.
    • earth. When he feels a kind of oscillation between the two,
    • then he feels himself man on earth. In spite of this
    • earth. They would only with to live in conflict and would
    • earth of which our organism is composed. Certainly we are
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    • during our life on earth, reminiscences from life. This arises
    • the present moment to which we have lived the earthly life.
    • one was as earthly human being. And then one sees how now in
    • spiritual existence in earthly being. If one wants to go
    • earthly life. And one will only now be able to connect that,
    • memory tableau of one's earthly life up to this point, to that
    • rids itself of the earthly form of experiencing.
    • pre-earthly, spiritual-soul existence, we also gain that for
    • There is no longer a word for the pre-earthly as something
    • that is, our existence before we entered earthly life. But only
    • feel himself in his transient earthly existence as physical
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    • short life on earth, because he was conquered by his brother
    • which appears above in the heaven, which works out of the earth
    • or between heaven and earth. You shall not worship what is
    • heaven, which originates from the earth or is active between
    • the heaven and the earth.” An image-free divine! The only
    • that you may fare well and live long on earth.” It is
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    • of earth towards the heights, no feeling of pain penetrates the
    • pleasure, almost joy, when over the surface of the earth
    • the plant soul when the plant is pulled out of the earth,
    • earth's beings are nourished through plants, and how, through
    • increasingly be spread over the earth. That isn't the case, but
    • pleasure and joy spreads over the earth when an animal grazes
    • streams of joy weave over the earth when in autumn the sickle
    • entire earth. Just as hair belongs to all human beings, so
    • plants and earth create a unity, and we understand and can also
    • in the central point of the earth. The plant is absolutely not
    • “I” in the centre of the earth.
    • spirit and can penetrate all. So our earth becomes a living
    • to add the thought given in spiritual science: The earth has
    • in the most distant past, that the earth appeared quite
    • earth existed of only air and water and a certain condition of
    • growing and thriving. At one time the earth was young and in
    • earth, then we will understand that during our earth
    • reached. We will bring such important stages in our earth
    • Already from our earth's plant growth we realize, by
    • considering the earth as a whole, that it is a living being.
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  • Title: Haeckel, "The Riddle of the Universe," Theosophy
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    • found upon the earth.
    • present, at a time when, on the face of this physical earth,
    • “ancestors” inhabited the earth. Figuratively
    • times, even to a time when upon this earth, then bearing so
    • actual truth, therefore, the entire sum of earth's living
    • brought about the development of living beings. When our earth
  • Title: Karmic Relationships, Volume III: Lecture I
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    • sphere, which is determined when we imagine the earth at a
    • Venus, etc. They not only conceived the Earth as a dense and
    • this: At the beginning of his earthly life, man becomes capable
    • the thoughts during the time of their earthly life, and
    • life; holding the breath — the duration of earthly life;
    • beyond the earth, not only a few miles, but as I said, up to
    • to find expression in the course of earthly evolution could
    • breath — that is the earthly life itself. The
    • who has lived here on this earth.
    • They would have felt the spirituality of the earth as its
    • to the earth, but not as individuals distinct from the earth.
    • connected with the earth. They did not feel themselves as
    • his earthly life are living and weaving in the cosmic ether
    • that surrounds the earth. This idea was violently attacked by
    • earth. Today such things as could still be experienced in the
    • earth. They learned to attack this heresy with all their might.
    • of thoughts surrounds the earth, and that in thoughts man
    • presence in the spiritual environment of the earth, perceptible
    • Many souls of that time are here again in present earthly life.
    • people become unconscious during earthly life of what is there
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture I: Cosmic Forces in Man
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    • There will be no peace on the Earth until a certain harmony is
    • Modern thought studies everything in the universe beyond the Earth in
    • our Earth is placed like a wheel. Fantastic notions are evolved about
    • gradually come to feel himself living on Earth just as a mole might
    • feel in his mound during the winter. There is an idea that the Earth
    • the beings of the three kingdoms of Nature on Earth.
    • animal kingdoms. In our age, people speak of what is beyond the Earth
    • Earthly existence has finally come to be regarded as confined within
    • of man's being belong to the universe beyond the Earth and if he loses
    • wanders over the Earth without knowing what kind of being he really
    • the universe beyond the Earth, and this universe is considered to be
    • and to live on the Earth divested of soul and spirit.
    • into material, physical existence on the Earth. And so we really have
    • only to the Earth — which is conceived as a little mole-hill
    • here on Earth he can only gaze upwards from below. And the living
    • knowledge of man's relationship to the universe beyond the Earth. It
    • Earth at the vernal equinox from the constellation of Aries, the solar
    • Earth are modified by the influences proceeding from the region in the
    • indeed, that during earthly life man can unfold a certain faculty of
    • The other four constellations lie beneath the Earth; their forces work
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    • Earth. So that we can say: The fixed stars — for the Zodiac is
    • shape from the fixed stars, not from anything earthly; and its stages
    • tapestry of sense-perceptions. But in his earthly consciousness, man
    • death. In his earthly development, however, man is so constituted that
    • Angel who is connected with our own life, just as here in the earthly
    • Now even in the earthly world, in the world of sense, if a man is
    • death and a new birth. Even during earthly life we are connected with
    • receives from their realms the impulse to descend to the Earth once
    • estranged from earthly existence, he has been growing more and more
    • of Existence has passed, man begins gradually to long for earthly life
    • Earth, to make proper use of his body; a man who has not brought such
    • earthly life which remains more unconscious. A very great deal depends
    • mother-tongue — the man descends in his forthcoming earthly
    • destined for the language that will be his in the coming earthly life.
    • He who before his earthly life, during his second passage through the
    • during the descent to his next earthly life, he will arrive on the
    • Earth loving his language merely out of instinct and lower impulses.
    • realm of the Angels, is very important. All over the Earth to-day the
    • Science must assume that in former earthly lives many men became more
    • former earthly life they had little human love or idealism. Already in
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  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture III: The Mission of the Scandanavian Peoples
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    • when we observe how in his physical life on Earth, man can achieve
    • be taken into consideration.. For life here on the Earth is in truth a
    • can only be of real use when earthly life, too is presented to the
    • little use. Life on the Earth is many-sided, full of variety. If, for
    • life is differentiated in the various regions of the Earth, or how its
    • the different regions of the Earth.
    • your earthly dwelling-place. There is something about it that presents
    • which man brings to expression in his life on the physical Earth comes
    • people, for the human being does not grow out of the Earth but is born
    • on the Earth, he comes down from world of soul-and-spirit and there is
    • birth. We must study how we can apply in this earthly life what we
    • what man is and has become through many earthly lives, when we have
    • understand what comes to pass on Earth. In the external national
    • Earth. The task sprang out of the character of the people who inhabit
    • mission not only here on Earth; he has a mission also in the spiritual
    • death takes shape here, on the Earth.
    • consequence of our Earth-evolution. What we experience on the Earth
    • to study the mission of the Norwegian people not only on the Earth but
    • regard to the secrets of Nature here on the Earth. For in the
    • spiritual world, souls must be taught about the secrets of the Earth,
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    • Spiritual heights, and united Himself with the earth, so that every
    • life on earth, so that they can mean humanly as much as possible to
    • one another, so that they can love each other as human beings on earth
    • outside through windows, how the earth is being covered with its
    • over large parts of the earth and into the simplest hearts and minds.
    • all of mankind and for the whole evolution of the earth. And it is to
    • experienced! One path, that led so to say from heaven to earth, was
    • the path from Adam to Christ; another path, that leads from earth to
    • heaven, is the oath from Christ to the end of earth time. That is what
    • earth through the Fall — and the ascent of man through Christ
    • from earth to heaven. They felt this even in the names of the two
    • Which are in the earth, many and all.
    • roots, large and small, which are in the earth, many and all.”
    • all goals of the earth. If on this day, which shall be consecrated and
    • earth prose of life, to permeate it, to enkindle it, to warm it, to
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • to stay more in the regions of earthly evolution. Our thoughts,
    • of the earth because it will bring us near to the secrets of the
    • confusion of human battles, errors and earthly strife. His teaching
    • man upon earth. We need something quite different from ordinary
    • for the life of earth around him appears as something strange and
    • Arjuna stands there like a human soul to whom the earthly side of
    • understanding for earthly things! It comes to men who have attained
    • very good understanding for all that is earthly. It has to be
    • earthly things, seems to the Westerner quite intelligible and
    • what is well understood in the West, the sense matters of earthly
    • to that in us which on earth will always be deeper than our
    • Socrates to lead the earthly souls until they gain an outlook into
    • that surrounded them in the earthly sphere was to them in unceasing
    • and I, and always only of I. “I am in the earth,
    • is in earth, water, fire or air, in all that lives upon the earth, in
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    • of mankind, of the earth, of the whole planetary system become his
    • with the whole earth, then he grows into a higher level of
    • of his planet, earth. We shall see that this is possible. We know
    • other rhythms of the earth as well — of summer and winter. When
    • earth in summer with all its vegetation. What material science
    • earth. In effect he feels something summer-like in going to sleep and
    • understand what the spirit of the earth is, and how it is asleep in
    • experience of identifying himself with the spirit of the earth. From
    • organism of the earth. The earth is asleep in summer and awake in
    • of the earth.”
    • earth. Then as men we no longer feel ourselves bound to a particular
    • from the very beginning of the earth. We feel the age-long succession
    • of our evolutions through the course of the evolution of the earth.
    • incarnation to another in the earth's evolution. That is the third
    • horizon over the whole earth, where Krishna awakens in Arjuna the
    • incarnation to incarnation on the earth.
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    • moral sense, his moral feelings, that he must tear all earthly
    • and earthly love of power! If one does this, one will never be able
    • call the Christ, Who remained on earth altogether for three years.
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    • the blue cup of the heavens was suspended over our earth. These great
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    • of earth and fields of Heaven, Thy power fills it all. Alone with
    • primeval, bringing all worlds to naught, made manifest on earth to
    • evolution of humanity all over the earth, and trace it through as we
    • science; when in this sense we see the earth as the place where man
    • may say to ourselves that here then on earth these souls have been
    • directly in the period we have been describing. In all of earthly
    • on earth there exists not only the individual human soul but also
    • give about Krishna, because on earth there are all those concerns
    • on developing indefinitely. But there is mankind. For this earthly
    • earth. This other impulse came from the opposite side. It was the
    • Impulse flowed for every individual human soul, and into the earth
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    • recognize how the creative forces active in the earth's life to raise
    • entered his actual earthly evolution.
    • course of earthly incarnations. We understand that this soul could
    • earthly evolution will gradually be understood and realized by
    • course of earthly life took possession of this body; then from
    • all the earth is to develop such impulses as have been the subject of
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    • central point of the whole of earthly evolution.
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    • interaction of influences from the Earth and those from stellar space.
    • only to the Earth but is also at home in the Cosmos.
    • death pass over the Earth; we see disease and pestilence. And. the
    • lives on Earth have to co-operate, for a period after death, in
    • long that the Earth stood still and that the
    • the movement of the Earth! It was an uncomfortable thing when —
    • carpet over the Earth. Formerly he looked at the plants and was
    • grows out of the Earth and delights the eyes and perhaps the other
    • which the beauty of the Earth's plant-cover can evoke in the soul. And
    • Earth. Something else, however, arises within him. When he looks at
    • Everyone with a mere smattering of learning knows how the Earth's
    • the Earth. I refer to Gustav Theodor Fechner. Not from the standpoint
    • how influences from the Earth interact with those from stellar space.
    • the pouring out of the sunlight upon the vegetation of the Earth, and
    • relations between Earth-growth and plant-growth and the Sun and Stars.
    • Earth's vegetation changes in the usual way. Quite similar are the
    • highest members of his being, belongs not only to the Earth but is at
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    • into the Earth and work on engendering the physical and etheric bodies
    • bodies on the Earth. In contemplating how these beings worked down
    • accomplish his Earth-mission are brought into existence. In this they
    • Initiation: its revelation of the connection between the earthly part
    • cannot cast off all this earthly, physical power of judgment; if he
    • physical Earth; he must have brought into this world, to this Being,
    • But what is born is not after the manner of an earthly birth, as the
    • aspirant knows at once through his own vision. An earthly birth arises
    • earthly existence of man, but lives between death and a new birth in
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    • Earth-evolution, it was spoken of as the "Holy Grail."
    • who was dying to the higher worlds and descending into the earthly
    • Earth-region in order to enter into the souls of men.”
    • Earth-region so that He could gradually come to life again in the
    • souls of earthly men; and in this new life, rising to ever higher and
    • higher glory, would consist the further development of the Earth, even
    • to the end of the Earth-evolution.
    • disappearing, sinking down into the Earth-region and becoming lost to
    • spiritual sight. Let us follow the evolution of the Earth, and we
    • for a certain time below the Earth's surface, in order to reappear
    • belonged to Earth-evolution.
    • streamed out of cosmic space into the Earth — during the fifth
    • unions which have taken place within the Earth's evolution between
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • rises above all created things of the Earth, above the animals, indeed
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    • Manes, lived on the Earth three hundred years after Jesus the Christ.
    • of earthly development which precedes our own. The men living at that
    • is the country of the Atlanteans. In that age the Earth was hotter and
    • expressed by the races actually existing on the Earth. The higher
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    • There was an epoch when all life on the Earth was semi-plant and
    • semi-animal. The Earth herself was, as it were, a great animal-being.
    • gigantic forest growing from it. This is the epoch when the Earth and
    • element of the Earth.
    • which once lived on the Earth as upon a plant. Hence its peculiar,
    • the Earth. It is parasitic because it has not learned, like other
    • When this plant-earth became mineral, it acquired, through the metals,
    • The Earth has been “mineralised,” so also has the physical
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    • semi-fluid, semi-vaporous Earth was still united with the Moon. Man
    • But with the mineralisation of the Earth, other organs of sense made
    • Before the Earth became metallic, it was only perceptible in the
    • The Rosicrucians taught that the Earth, in primeval times, was an
    • Earth of wisdom. Today we may call it an Earth of love.
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    • heart. In remote ages of earthly evolution, man lived in the waters
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    • an epoch of concentration upon earthly efforts; he was to work towards
    • the amelioration of earthly existence, the development of intellect,
    • earthly tasks — was to live without remembrance of his incarnations and
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    • Earth, or in the words of oriental occultism the cessation of the
    • would die, for it is but a tiny organ of the Earth and the air. That
    • identify himself with the Spirit of the Earth.
    • beginning of Faust. The Spirit of the Earth to whom Faust aspires,
    • body and is one with the planet. He is one with the Earth and finds
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture IX: The Astral World
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    • Earth. We live in it as beings born blind who guide themselves by
    • world the cause comes after the effect, whereas on Earth, the effect
    • unrealised on Earth — that is said to be sensed by the spirits in
    • Man is impelled by desire when he is descending to earthly
    • incarnation. Not for nothing is desire for the Earth born in man. The
    • knowledge. But in order that man may learn on the Earth, he must be
    • is the origin of black magic. The earthly commandment, Thou shalt
    • earthly life. Leprosy was the result of the terror caused by the
    • rise, on Earth, to diseases such as leprosy.
    • the astral world we reap on Earth in future times. We are reaping
    • What on the Earth we call feeling comes back again to Earth in
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    • The zenith of the earthly life of man is reached at about the age of
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    • surrounds us even in earthly life, but we do not perceive it. In
    • functions in earthly and cosmic life, it will be best to take our
    • develops his etheric body in earthly existence in such a way that it
    • Earth he is able to awaken, within his etheric forces, a
    • Earth. With unbroken consciousness, he passes from earthly to heavenly
    • knows the Earth. Why, then, should he return? This objection would be
    • general rule, he returns to find a new Earth, a new humanity, even a
    • These changing conditions of the Earth which determine the times of
    • Earth of their relation to the heavenly constellations. The great
    • the movement of the Earth in its relation to Sun and stars. This fact
    • A new flora and a new fauna on Earth are brought forth on Earth by the
    • tries to explain the process of earthly evolution by the
    • occultist knows that the flora and fauna of Earth are shaped by forces
    • on Earth are wrought by the Devas and by man. If we build a cathedral,
    • transfiguration of the Earth.
    • the labours of the Gods. Thus will he transform the Earth into
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    • gestures, acts and thoughts. Everything that happens on Earth
    • after death, the echoes of Earth can be experienced in these
    • Devachan does not separate us from the Earth, but reveals it to us
    • hover in the astral nimbus of the Earth, we must have recourse to
    • would descend to Earth as congealed air and we could recognise each
    • — Akasha. Events on Earth impress themselves into this akashic
    • Adam and Adam gives all beings their names. On Earth, the individual
    • Earth but from the side of the heavens. The Akashic Record becomes the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIII: The Logos and the Word
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    • The temperature of the Earth in those times was much higher than it is
    • himself on solid earth, this organ changed into the lungs, the gills
    • find an astral humanity indwelling a purely astral Earth. Before that
    • again, man and Earth existed merely in a devachanic condition. There
    • The further we retrace the parallel development of man and Earth, the
    • of descent; man and Earth have reached the greatest degree of
    • earthly and planetary experiences are known. Such a mind could live
    • presence of a creative sphere in existence before our Earth and
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    • being upon Earth who possesses self consciousness? Or again: What is
    • position as regards the Earth and other beings indwelling it. A
    • materialist has no conception of the soul of the Earth and, as a
    • The Earth-soul is much more sublime than the soul of man and man knows
    • Spirit before the solidification of the Earth and of consciousness?
    • evolution, for example that of our Earth.
    • into the world, preparing a new Earth in a new relationship with the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XV: The Evolution of Planets and Earth
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    • THE EVOLUTION OF PLANETS AND EARTH
    • We know that before developing to its present stage, our Earth passed
    • face of the Earth anew. He is able to do this in our age with the help
    • human hand had been laid on the Earth, we find it as it issued from
    • over the mineral kingdom, the Earth has been changing, and we may
    • foresee an age when the whole face of the Earth — which at the
    • taught that man must accomplish the task of transforming the Earth in
    • beauty, goodness. It is for man to make the Earth into a temple of
    • extract from the Earth, just as we build our monuments and our
    • process of the Earth's transformation, the whole atmosphere will
    • It is evident that the Earth today cannot produce human bodies such as
    • before this Spirit entered into him by way of the breath. The Earth is
    • Moon, this matter remained in a more fluid state but on Earth it
    • when, on Earth, he began to breathe the air around him. Did he then
    • Spirits of Fire. When physical man appeared on the Earth, air became
    • In times to come, the physical body will disappear; man and the Earth
    • the Old Moon evolution to that of our present Earth.
    • atmosphere of the Earth contains oxygen, and it was the predominance
    • onset of a cosmic night. The cyanides on Earth are survivals from the
    • That is why they have a destructive effect on Earth, for the Earth is
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    • EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, AND HUMAN WILL
    • the phase of the ancient moon from the terrestrial phase, the earth to
    • separation between the moon forces and the earthly forces. The
    • At the time when the sun was still united both with the earth and the
    • the animal with the moon and of man with the earth. As long as the sun
    • was united with the earth-moon, the plants directed their blossoms
    • different kingdoms on earth have become as we now know them: the plant
    • the moon around the earth is a continuation of the motion formerly
    • and at the end of this cosmic period, became one — just as the earth,
    • the moon and the sun were united at the beginning of earth evolution
    • earth.
    • similarly it recognizes the earth as a planet destined to become the
    • After our earthly period of clear physical consciousness, a fifth
    • But this does not exhaust the relationships of the earth and the
    • given us our red blood? During the separation of the earth and the
    • Mars not the slightest trace of iron existed on this earth. In fact,
    • colored the substance of the earth. And the appearance of red blood is
    • the result of its influence. That is why the first half of earth
    • Mercury which influence the second part of Earth evolution during
    • which they will densify and finally become solid. The Earth is both
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    • In speaking of the planetary body which preceded our Earth — the
    • the Earth, each of these lunar kingdoms makes a descent into
    • air in the Earth period proper. They too have descended into
    • bound by a lower nature to the Earth — the other more developed and free
    • of the Earth. The first group grew more like the animals. The beings
    • brain. Man was a branch of the divine tree and if earthly evolution
    • consciousness of his own thoughts. Our Earth would have been a world
    • penetrating into the brain of man on the Earth they mingled with his
    • ultimately to acquire by their own free-will. Christ came to the Earth
    • Earth was necessary in a human body.
    • He came to Earth the Christ has lived in the depths of every human
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    • millennia to a divine humanity, to a time when the Earth herself will
    • is concerned with the astral world where the Earth is seen in the
    • water from the celestial ocean, led down to Earth by the great streams
    • Person of Christ, of the God-Man on Earth has temporarily replaced
    • civilisations and conditions of earthly life will be entirely
    • our being was still mingled with the Earth, Moon and Sun. This cosmic
    • countenance, upon his body, nay even upon the very face of the Earth.
    • When the Earth begins to recapitulate the previous phases of its
    • this Earth-Moon with the Sun. The re-union with the Moon will mark the
    • culminating point of evil on the Earth; the re-union with the Sun will
    • of the Earth. The Book with the Seven Seals, spoken of in the
    • Moon under her feet, refers to the age when the Earth will once again
    • the Earth will have passed into the Devachanic condition where the
    • end of earthly existence will be that the Christ-Principle permeates
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    • literally): Here on this earth He lived, here has He worked
    • with the ordinary intellect. Here on earth there is no
    • Him who walked here on earth among us. Thus did the writer of
    • apostle he was. Here on earth he had seen Him. Now he had
    • had walked the earth in the flesh only differed in one
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    • the whole life of the earth. Through burial he is inwardly
    • life of the whole Earth ...
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    • earth, it was possible to become an initiate — to
    • reflection of Devachan here on earth as we see it through our
    • through rebirth and repeated earth lives. It is said that
    • lifted up from the earth will draw all men unto me.’
    • to learn to take life on earth as something important. An
    • stands for earth, or rock (Hebrew — Jabascha), John
    • representatives of earth, water, air and fire. They are the
    • elements: fire, water, air and earth. What happened? It was
    • stages of water, earth and air, and even rises to the forces
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    • open to man on this Earth is to work right down into his physical body.
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    • land on Earth and is therefore called the “Continental Mass”
    • that has life flows over the Earth like water. Here the minerals cannot
    • Earth, by men or by animals, is displayed here. Thus to the Initiate
    • that has ever been done on Earth by conscious beings. Suppose the seer
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    • condition we must realise that in his earthly life a man's consciousness
    • from the Earth, may purify and cleanse itself. When that is achieved,
    • his earthly life, but in such a way that he has to do without all this;
    • of karma, but from earthly things. A vivisectionist has a particularly
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    • man's repeated appearance on Earth? If there were no connection between
    • returns to the Earth only when he will find quite new conditions and
    • be there. Think how quickly the Earth is developing in every respect:
    • of the Earth has been transformed in a relatively short time. A man
    • people who learn to read and write. As the Earth changes, man learns
    • conditions of the Earth come into it.
    • fell on the Earth under quite different conditions as time went on.
    • in the conditions of life on Earth. And this is the length of time spent
    • these 2,160 years as a period during which conditions on Earth change
    • Life. These radical changes in the conditions on Earth provide a schooling
    • physical that has ever existed on this Earth, whether as mineral, plant
    • earthly world with his organs to a certain extent perfected. During the
    • During earthly existence a man has life within him and he cannot perceive
    • and to observe it as he observes physical things on Earth; and he gathers
    • he is concerned only with himself, or that relationships begun on Earth
    • physical life on Earth bring about real experiences there. The inwardness
    • often cut across these relationships on Earth. In Devachan the way in
    • friendship. To form such relationships on Earth provides experiences
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    • it, a comparison with something that occurs on Earth will perhaps bring
    • The countenance of the Earth
    • Who changes conditions on the Earth? How is it with the souls and spirits
    • the beings who live on the Earth. On the astral plane things are quite
    • transformation of the Earth. Hence it is man himself who brings about
    • the great changes in the countenance of the Earth, and also the greatly
    • the physical form of the solid Earth. Even in the forces of nature we
    • powerfully these forces can work on the face of the Earth.
    • are the work of man. Thus the Earth is always being transformed by man.
    • is tied up with the changes of the whole Earth. The structure and evolution
    • of the Earth are the work of men on higher planes, and the more highly
    • the transformation of the physical Earth, and of its flora and fauna,
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    • passes through repeated lives on Earth, and that when a child is born,
    • it is not for the first time: he has been on Earth many times before.
    • Earth and I will make a start then.” Someone else says: “I
    • Christ's deed on Earth is effective precisely because the law of karma
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • goes back into ancient, very ancient times, when conditions on Earth,
    • and the Earth itself, were quite different. There was a time when none
    • this change will bring about a condition of moral holiness on Earth. But
    • himself. The Earth's crust, in fact, had its origin in man, who in the
    • of Earth and Man.
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    • EVOLUTION OF THE EARTH
    • this law. The Earth, with everything that is on it, has passed through
    • Before the Earth became
    • have been four successive incarnations of the Earth: Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • and Earth. Just as there is a Kamaloka and Devachan period between a
    • Earth. Similarly with Saturn, the first stage of the Earth's evolution.
    • reappeared as Moon. Finally, after the same sequence, the Earth
    • these four planets Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth — as four separate
    • but the Earth has existed in these four different conditions.
    • When the Earth existed
    • of Saturn, and then of Sun, Moon and Earth; and in the future there
    • by the centre of the Earth. Man is the opposite of this: his head is
    • the centre of the Sun. When later on the Sun left the Earth, the human
    • no solid mineral kingdom. It was a globe which, instead of a solid earth
    • Pralaya, the Moon reappeared as Earth. In the first Round the whole
    • Sun and Moon came forth again as one body, and now the Earth began to
    • of the Earth with the planet Mars. The planets interpenetrated, the
    • Earth going through Mars. At that time Mars possessed a substance, iron,
    • which the Earth lacked, and Mars left this iron in the Earth in a vaporous
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    • When the Earth reappeared
    • united with the Sun and our present Moon. Sun, Moon and Earth formed
    • At that time the Earth
    • atmosphere of spirit, in the same way as our own Earth is surrounded
    • were at that time up above in this spirit-atmosphere. The Earth was a
    • vast globe of ether, very much bigger than our Earth today, and surrounded
    • its arms to create the forms out of chaos. This first epoch of our Earth
    • created Heaven and Earth and the Earth was without form, and void, and
    • seen the Earth or the shell-like forms; they were resounding human forms,
    • a small part, consisting of Earth and Moon, separated off from the whole.
    • The whole of the Earth's body now began to revolve and thus there were
    • spiritual Beings who had surrounded the Earth had gone forth with the
    • influence on the Earth from the Sun. The etheric human forms were now
    • furnished with an astral covering. The united body of Earth and Moon
    • Earth-spirit, which now again stretched forth its tentacles and enveloped
    • further million years or so, Earth and Moon had acquired a very different
    • important event: Earth and Moon separated. The smaller body of the Moon
    • split off from the Earth. Now there were three bodies: Sun, Moon and
    • Earth. This had far-reaching consequences for all living beings: the
    • of Earth and Moon denser deposits had been formed, and after the separation
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    • the Heavens into connection with the Earth. We can see the character of
    • idea that the Earth stands still. It was an error, he taught, to believe
    • that the Sun moved round the Earth. His doctrine was further developed
    • Earth. If you study our solar system from the astral and not from the
    • physical plane, Ptolemy's system is right — there is the Earth
    • taught only two things: that the Earth revolves on its own axis and
    • that the Earth moves round the Sun. It is seldom noticed that he taught
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    • a firm belief in the presence and the life on Earth of the Christ. Without
    • earthly things, and indeed dies for a while to all earthly things.
    • and that the earthly world has fallen away. A black veil spreads over
    • the whole planet. The Earth has become his body; he is buried in the
    • Earth.
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    • The Interior of the Earth -
    • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    • THE EARTH — EARTHQUAKES ANDVOLCANOES
    • of the earth and humanity. Thoughts of this kind, given to us for study,
    • increasingly growing larger and larger until it is as large as the Earth;
    • indeed even bigger than the Earth, until all things are in it. And then
    • you something of the relationship between man and the whole Earth, so
    • Earth.
    • what will be happening to the Earth while mankind is developing in this
    • way? There is a great difference between the Earth seen by the occultist
    • and the Earth known to the ordinary geologist or scientist. He looks on
    • We know that on this Earth
    • by an earthquake or a volcano. Does the human will have any influence
    • earthquake? What does the occultist say about the interior of the
    • Earth?
    • all epochs says the following about the interior of the Earth. We must
    • think of the Earth as consisting of a series of layers, not completely
    • egg. This topmost layer is called the Mineral Earth.
    • layer, called the Fluid Earth; it consists of a substance to which there
    • is nothing comparable on Earth. It is not really like any of the fluids
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    • earthly body — as is described in my book
    • This earthly body needs to be understood much more than it is by
    • humans first received on earth, which therefore is in its first stage
    • present stage of earth evolution, when all three members — ego
    • repeated earth lives — have purely out of their deep intuition
    • earthly smoke and vapor.
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    • earthly incarnation. And it is into that pre-earthly moment that such
    • treatment from the aspect of the earth. It consists of restoring the
    • are piled together here on earth by pathology. Here a
    • ball of time was present in her earthly life. We come upon a true
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    • earth lives and from life between death and the new birth. Then we
    • (the third earthly body), in which not so much is replaced as in the
    • ourselves. This is the moment in earth-life when we find that we are
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    • beyond the single earth-life to show — with the help of a rather
    • repeated earth-lives must sometimes relate itself to entirely
    • through successive earth-lives; causes reach over spiritually from
    • one earth-life and evoke consequences in a later one. Therefore karma
    • human being in everyday life on this earth. Only then will they be
    • that earth-life he was not aware it was bad. He came to that
    • earth-life works over into the nerve-sense system of the new life;
    • into the rhythmic system; and what comes from the new earth-life
    • the after-effect of the previous earth-life; in the physical
    • went through the gate of death from that previous earth-life. This
    • earth-lives, namely, soul-spiritual ideas — which make his
    • only considering from the aspect of this particular earth-life. With
    • case from a single earth-life.
    • earth-lives, while in the pathological cases the individual became
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    • interwoven. Present earth processes reach into the physical-etheric
    • are assumed from the conditions that now exist on the earth. Preyer,
    • on this basis, even for a hypothetical view of original earth
    • earth-lives; we see it manifesting in our personality. We found this
    • earth conditions if you go far enough above the earth. Close to the
    • earth there are all kinds of influences through climate and other
    • think away air, water, earth, and hold before us only these
    • earth-life: that is, by disregarding the sense life that takes its
    • that in earlier epochs was called earth, the name for everything in
    • there, karma from the previous earth-life. It is not perceptible, but
    • then becomes active in the human being's earth-life between birth and
    • karma that is forming, in between stands the human earth-life, which
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    • instance. Follow the growth of its stem upward from the earth's
    • the earth and at the same time rounding itself. The root rounding
    • itself into the earth — that is the picture of the root that
    • on the earth. In the root's striving toward roundness we must see the
    • presence of moon forces on the earth.
    • earth. And perhaps it is not so ridiculous that a scholar — a
    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • begin to emerge again (with the exception of earthly forms) as spirit
    • world up to the time of a new earth-life and now comes in as spirit
    • everyday earth-life leads the lower forces up to the higher.
    • earth-life as an embryo within another human being. But when this
    • is obliged to remain in it during earth-life. And this causes in the
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    • But if they have knowledge of repeated earth lives, they can speak of
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    • the metamorphosis of sun, moon, and earth. Look at all the things
    • expression of the individual human life on earth. Here, then, we have
    • on earth lies between these two things — our own breathing and
    • human life on earth lies between physical body-etheric body and
    • aspect, we can say human life on earth lies between a day's breathing
    • which is connected with how the sun stands in relation to the earth.
    • heaven, the darkening of the sun by the earth, this daily circuit of
    • earthly organism. We also breathe our etheric body out into the
    • out, spread out into the universe. When we come back to earth again,
    • each earth-death we breathe the etheric element out; with each
    • earth-life we breathe the etheric element in.
    • life on earth, and death to be our life between death and a new
    • must find in the earth that correspond to our medical needs. The
    • occurs as sediment, not for what grows above the earth in crystal
    • beings on the earth between our ego and our physical body, between
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    • worlds into the physical-earth world through conception and birth,
    • brought through the individuality from former earth-lives. This
    • harmony between soul-and-spirit and physical body in earthly humans,
    • physical-earth world than they were originally meant to. Although
    • whom should be concerned with the healing of human beings on earth.
    • earth had been physicians or priests. The first need of every human
    • solid, which was called “earth”; all fluids, which were
    • weather, to the whole earth process. Also they took care that they
    • what temperature a substance becomes earth, for instance; in what
    • earth has had earlier stages of evolution — Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • this sense they belong in their waking state to the earth; by their
    • nature they stand within the sphere of the earth. In waking condition
    • to Earth existence. And the fact that the sleep condition is
    • human being is organized on earth in such a way that one is able to
    • earth-life, what is experienced clairvoyantly in the realm of the
    • here on earth, they are led on the one side to the Father, on the
    • Creating Spirit-Man in earth humanity
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    • earthly body — as is described in my book
    • This earthly body needs to be understood much more than it is by
    • humans first received on earth, which therefore is in its first stage
    • present stage of earth evolution, when all three members — ego
    • repeated earth lives — have purely out of their deep intuition
    • earthly smoke and vapor.
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    • earthly incarnation. And it is into that pre-earthly moment that such
    • treatment from the aspect of the earth. It consists of restoring the
    • are piled together here on earth by pathology. Here a
    • ball of time was present in her earthly life. We come upon a true
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    • earth lives and from life between death and the new birth. Then we
    • (the third earthly body), in which not so much is replaced as in the
    • ourselves. This is the moment in earth-life when we find that we are
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    • earth-life to show how the karma that a human being carries through
    • repeated earth-lives must sometimes relate itself to entirely
    • through successive earth-lives; causes reach over spiritually from
    • one earth-life and evoke consequences in a later one. Therefore karma
    • human being in everyday life on this earth. Only then will they be
    • that earth-life he was not aware it was bad. He came to that
    • earth-life works over into the nerve-sense system of the new life;
    • into the rhythmic system; and what comes from the new earth-life
    • the after-effect of the previous earth-life; in the physical
    • went through the gate of death from that previous earth-life. This
    • earth-lives, namely, soul-spiritual ideas — which make his
    • only considering from the aspect of this particular earth-life. With
    • case from a single earth-life.
    • earth-lives, while in the pathological cases the individual became
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    • interwoven. Present earth processes reach into the physical-etheric
    • are assumed from the conditions that now exist on the earth. Preyer,
    • on this basis, even for a hypothetical view of original earth
    • earth-lives; we see it manifesting in our personality. We found this
    • earth conditions if you go far enough above the earth. Close to the
    • earth there are all kinds of influences through climate and other
    • think away air, water, earth, and hold before us only these
    • earth-life: that is, by disregarding the sense life that takes its
    • that in earlier epochs was called earth, the name for everything in
    • there, karma from the previous earth-life. It is not perceptible, but
    • then becomes active in the human being's earth-life between birth and
    • karma that is forming, in between stands the human earth-life, which
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    • instance. Follow the growth of its stem upward from the earth's
    • the earth and at the same time rounding itself. The root rounding
    • itself into the earth — that is the picture of the root that
    • on the earth. In the root's striving toward roundness we must see the
    • presence of moon forces on the earth.
    • earth. And perhaps it is not so ridiculous that a scholar — a
    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • begin to emerge again (with the exception of earthly forms) as spirit
    • world up to the time of a new earth-life and now comes in as spirit
    • everyday earth-life leads the lower forces up to the higher.
    • earth-life as an embryo within another human being. But when this
    • is obliged to remain in it during earth-life. And this causes in the
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    • But if they have knowledge of repeated earth lives, they can speak of
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    • the metamorphosis of sun, moon, and earth. Look at all the things
    • expression of the individual human life on earth. Here, then, we have
    • on earth lies between these two things — our own breathing and
    • human life on earth lies between physical body-etheric body and
    • aspect, we can say human life on earth lies between a day's breathing
    • which is connected with how the sun stands in relation to the earth.
    • heaven, the darkening of the sun by the earth, this daily circuit of
    • earthly organism. We also breathe our etheric body out into the
    • out, spread out into the universe. When we come back to earth again,
    • each earth-death we breathe the etheric element out; with each
    • earth-life we breathe the etheric element in.
    • life on earth, and death to be our life between death and a new
    • must find in the earth that correspond to our medical needs. The
    • occurs as sediment, not for what grows above the earth in crystal
    • beings on the earth between our ego and our physical body, between
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    • worlds into the physical-earth world through conception and birth,
    • brought through the individuality from former earth-lives. This
    • harmony between soul-and-spirit and physical body in earthly humans,
    • physical-earth world than they were originally meant to. Although
    • whom should be concerned with the healing of human beings on earth.
    • earth had been physicians or priests. The first need of every human
    • solid, which was called “earth”; all fluids, which were
    • weather, to the whole earth process. Also they took care that they
    • what temperature a substance becomes earth, for instance; in what
    • earth has had earlier stages of evolution — Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • this sense they belong in their waking state to the earth; by their
    • nature they stand within the sphere of the earth. In waking condition
    • to Earth existence. And the fact that the sleep condition is
    • human being is organized on earth in such a way that one is able to
    • earth-life, what is experienced clairvoyantly in the realm of the
    • here on earth, they are led on the one side to the Father, on the
    • Creating Spirit-Man in earth humanity
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    • God created the heaven and the earth, they convey to him
    • “heaven and earth” with any residue of the sensuously
    • and images of “heaven and earth,” of “Gods,”
    • to describe to some extent the origin and development of our earth
    • the gradual growth of our earth as the planetary scene of human
    • the planetary evolutions preceding that of our earth.]
    • air or water or solid earth is as yet to be found upon ancient
    • in our present earth we call solid. But the old Moon evolution has a
    • that the earth element is added to the earlier warmth, gaseous and
    • water, the denser, more earthy element separates from the finer,
    • gaseous element of the sun; and it is only in this earthy element
    • earth from without. Let us bear in mind that this was what made it
    • possible, within the earth, for the solid element — what we
    • through the severance of sun and earth, all that was to be found at
    • separation of sun and earth, and picture it to ourselves in thoughts
    • coagulation, the physical densification of our earth. Let us imagine
    • “heaven” and “earth” — sounded through
    • “heaven and earth.” Let us try to bring the two complexes
    • comprehension of the fact that our earth evolution had a definite
    • Our earth evolution
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    • immemorial origin of our earth existence is placed before us is full
    • through space as our planetary earth existence.
    • of the earth that the solid element was added. Thus at the moment
    • tendency began for the sun to split off from the earth, there is a
    • Elohim. Now you know that these Elohim came over to earth evolution
    • the course of evolution before the earth came into existence.
    • usually translated as “earth” — and ask ourselves
    • earth evolution means that the light, which it still had so long as
    • first verse of the Bible is called ha'arets — earth.
    • once more the earlier conditions. From the earth we can look back to
    • earth from the sun. Therefore the earthly part was not illumined by
    • essential characteristic of life on earth. At that time, however, you
    • have to think of the earth-sphere as enclosed within the Sun, forming
    • summed up by saying simply that in it the earth element does not
    • In the Sun evolution the earth itself participated in the radiation
    • of light. In the earth evolution that is no longer the case. The
    • earth has surrendered the radiant element, it has to receive light
    • difference between the earth, as it has become in the course of
    • outside the earth. The elementary existence which surges in
    • not make the earth light; it left it in darkness.
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    • yet no separation of the part which later became the earth. What
    • today has become sun and earth was then a common body, a
    • directs its attention towards the plant-covering of our earth, it
    • cover our earth today with foliage and blossom, with trees and
    • that happened during the third stage of our earth's evolution, during
    • be found. The Moon was the earth of that time, and it was only
    • separation between sun and earth elements. The animal nature first
    • Thus we see that the three epochs which precede that of our own earth,
    • the early stages of earth development it was impossible to
    • cannot do better than look up from the earth to where, in the region
    • tendency to accumulate upon the surface of the earth. The
    • existence. During the Moon evolution this solid, earth element was
    • Moon-substance, they separate off a new watery element from the earth
    • another form. The first thing which is entirely new is the earth
    • This earth element, separated out from the water, this is the new arrival.
    • the earth element. What is first repeated in the earth element as the
    • that after the Elohim had separated the earth from the water, the
    • plant life springs forth from the earth. Thus the sprouting of plant
    • individualised as on our earth today. I have expressly called
    • Moon, nor even on the earth at the moment when the plant nature
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    • the coming into existence of the earth, there is first of all a
    • evolution in periods prior to the existence of our earth, we remember
    • describes a repetition within the developing earth of this ancient
    • existence of the earth proper, a further stage of condensation and a
    • further stage of rarefaction are added — below, the earthy or
    • sound-ether. So we may describe the elementary existence of the earth
    • describe as “earth” or “solid” must not be
    • confused with what modern science calls earth. What is described here
    • we tread upon when we tread the earth's soil is earth, in so far as
    • it is solid; but so are gold, silver, copper and tin, earth.
    • Everything of a solid material nature is earth in the sense of
    • earlier conditions are in some way recapitulated in earth existence,
    • coming into existence of our earth we should expect to find a
    • permeation by light of our developing earth. That is announced in the
    • sound-ether permeates our nascent earth. Let us then ask ourselves
    • call the earth element proper — what we have called the
    • streaming into the elementary mass of our earth, just as previously
    • the earth causes green things to grow, the living element of tree and
    • of the earth as a recapitulation of the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • elements of the earth's nature a successive activity of warmth,
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    • earth's beginnings, we find many things which still need to be
    • direction, such as light, air, water, earth, warmth, so we shall
    • earth evolution. And because the backward Saturn Beings represent an
    • darkness, are made use of in order to evoke the laws of earthly
    • upon us men and upon other earthly beings while the light is
    • have advanced through the Moon stage to that of earth. They are the
    • Sun to separate from the earth, which was at that time of a Moon
    • Sun. When therefore the Moon (later to become earth) separated from
    • the Sun, these Beings remained, not with the separating Earth-Moon,
    • earth from without.
    • moon shone upon the earth from without. It amounts to no less than
    • within the earth element could take effect. Up to this point it was
    • evolution, and for forces centralised in the earth itself to arise
    • day, when out of the earth element, out of the new condition, there
    • on the earth there has to be a repetition of the “being shone
    • nature until after we have been told of forces working upon the earth
    • nature; all the beings on the earth were at the plant stage. The
    • earth from its environment.
    • course of time for the beings on earth, to regulate specific
    • earth, but when forces are working into the earth from without, it
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    • visible course of our earth's evolution. Only after that do we think
    • earth, water, air and fire or warmth, light, sound-ether and
    • life-ether. We try to acquire ideas about the nature of earth, water,
    • the nature of the earth element. We know well by now that there was
    • no question of such an earth condition during the Saturn, Sun or Moon
    • not until the time of our own planetary existence that the earth
    • water, and has risen to an earth existence. We know too who were the
    • development on Sun, Moon and earth. They have retained a certain
    • During the earth evolution they have further condensed their watery
    • element into the earth element, into solid. Thus, when we look upon
    • present in earth existence.
    • solid, that they separate off the solid and call it earth, in this we
    • beginning in everything of an earth nature.
    • external matter, through the elementary covering of the earth, to
    • what has made this earth covering solid, it would be natural to feel
    • Will, who have laboured so long in this earth element to build up the
    • us in the earthly constituents of our physical bodies. It is these
    • gave names to what the Spirits of Will brought forth within our earth
    • ground, and upon which all the rest of our earth existence continues
    • longer to build up and densify the earth element than the watery.
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    • earth is that the old form of clairvoyance, a kind of
    • our earth-consciousness, into what today gives us consciousness of
    • earth-consciousness. For the consciousness of the Moon period what we
    • earthly consciousness; and the same thing applies today in the early
    • organs were, so to say, drawn forth from the Beings. During the earth
    • earth has to take place in harmony with the whole cosmos. A
    • consciousness such as man has upon the earth, with this distinction
    • earth, called for an entirely different kind of cleavage in our
    • between Moon and earth, as there is today. We have to think of the
    • Moon as the present earth would be if the moon were still united with
    • cosmos had assumed the form it now has, encompassing the earth, that
    • as man has on earth today was withheld from him until the time of
    • earth evolution. Not only was man without it, but none of the other
    • the Moon such a consciousness as man has today on the earth. It was
    • earthly consciousness all the processes which have actually brought
    • this earth about were needed — for that purpose man had to be
    • time of earth evolution. During the Moon evolution, when these Elohim
    • on the Moon. That was a completely new earth experience.
    • light, we can say that they convey the specific quality of earth
    • Sun from the Moon. Then we have seen that during the earth evolution
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    • evolutions have entered into the development of our earth. We must of
    • human being is to be found in the days before the sixth. If the earth
    • And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earthCh. I, v.26,
    • which can perhaps be rendered in English as “the earthy
    • one.” Thus man is pre-eminently the earth being, the
    • consummation of all earth existence, the final fruit of
    • earth incarnation. But everything which comes finally to
    • think of the physical, earthly man of today much in the same way as
    • solidifying, condensing to earthly man, through the work of the
    • soul-spiritual part of man to the solid earth man. On the preceding
    • find man in the earth element, but as a soul-spiritual being in the
    • periphery of the earth. As a soul-spiritual being he is being
    • prepared for his earthly existence.
    • the circumference of the earth, and we place it in the time usually
    • circumference of the earth, where the Elohim and the Beings
    • circumference of the earth the refining of the sentient soul into the
    • developing earth, when the upper masses of matter separate from the
    • of the consciousness soul. On this third day, down below on the earth
    • species form; the earth brings forth the foundations of plant life
    • soul-spiritual man hovers in the periphery of the developing earth.
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    • findings as to the evolution of our earth. I have already said that I
    • put the beginning of Genesis at the time when the sun and the earth
    • the description of earth evolution in my
    • from the earth. This was a very important event. It had to take place
    • the first stage of earth existence, the course of human evolution
    • could not have given to man his true earthly meaning. All that we
    • the earth, or, if you prefer, had to extrude the earth, because, had
    • both man and animal. From a certain point of time the earth is left
    • remained for a time with the earth. It was only very exalted Beings
    • separation, the earth still had within it all the substances and
    • exposed to conditions which were much grosser than earth conditions
    • the earth, the earth forces became ever more moonlike, ever denser.
    • astrally. While, so long as the sun remained with the earth,
    • Consequently, as the development of the earth proceeded, man could
    • this time, but that they were unable to unite with the earth on
    • account of the density of the matter which streamed from the earth
    • union with the earth. Here we come to something of great importance
    • in the relationship between man and earth, something which happened
    • small number, abandoned earthly conditions, and pressing upward into
    • with the earth. During this time the rest dwelt upon the earth's
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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
    • upon the earth coincides with the imprinting of the earth-moon
    • words! I have impressed upon you that the proper earthly incarnation
    • the earth itself; so that it was his late assumption of his bodily
    • who descended into earthly matter on the fifth “day”
    • the animals nearest to man, the earth-animals proper, which came down
    • imprinted the earth-forces into himself at that time he would have
    • of the higher animals descended first and populated the earth, as
    • after the image I have described to you. This earth-man arose because
    • the Elohim took place before the earth-dust had been imprinted into
    • hovered in higher regions, was not yet allowed to acquire an earthly
    • not work directly upon the earth, it devotes itself to its own
    • evolution. That is what is meant by rest from earthly work, by the
    • the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were
    • created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the
    • God” — the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. I ask
    • speaking of the descendants of the heaven-and-earth beings who were
    • the supersensible upon the origin of our earth existence, so too did
    • Genesis, we come to the original spiritual condition of our earth
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    • which unites earth and man with the worlds beyond the earth. To-morrow
    • sun has been in the sign of spring. When, therefore, men on earth
    • connection with the worlds beyond the earth. They always point to
    • how closely that festival is bound up with the earthly, for its
    • within the course of earth-evolution, but within the whole world-order
    • festival must not be determined by ordinary earthly conditions; it is
    • worlds beyond the earth. And there is deeper meaning still in this
    • earth-evolution pure and simple. For through knowledge of that which
    • is beyond the earth, man is to become free of the evolution of the
    • earth, and this truth is indicated in the manner of dating the Easter
    • beyond the earth; it contains a promise to man that in the course of
    • Christ Impulse, to become free of earthly conditions.
    • which during a certain period of earthly evolution have become more
    • Christ in an extra-earthly, super-sensible manner. Thus Paul was a man
    • When, even externally, we compare the life of Paul with the earthly
    • physical earthly life for just so long as the duration of the span of
    • the organisation of soul and spirit. Then, in relation to earthly
    • Himself. The time that Christ Jesus spent in His work on earth, Paul
    • For about the same length of time that Christ had walked the earth,
    • did Paul continue to live upon earth — that is, until about his
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    • earth-evolution, something that has glimmered on but at the present
    • physical earth. He knew that he was born out of the divine and
    • their existence is not enclosed within the limits of earthly life. Man
    • our existence is not limited to earthly life. We have the assurance of
    • of all the earth.
    • community on earth, because the time was approaching when, in respect
    • mere vision of the physical human being living on earth. In olden
    • human being here on earth through the senses may perish and
    • into earthly existence at birth; it summons them to undergo a
    • to acquire through effort and training, through earth-life itself,
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    • as well as this, when we look over the earth to-day we perceive a
    • last few centuries a material civilisation has spread over the earth,
    • culture flourished in a tiny region of the earth and little was known
    • of calling this material culture an earthly culture! Moreover
    • it will become increasingly material and our earth-body more and more
    • earth, so must knowledge of the spirit be the soul that extends over
    • the whole earth, without distinction of nation, colour, race or
    • over the whole earth be necessary in regard to questions concerning
    • soul and soul over the whole earth. And what will weave from soul to
    • the globe as a spiritual movement embracing all earthly humanity, must
    • earth. The aim and ideal of spiritual science is to rediscover this
    • Bodhisattva to that of Buddha need not appear again on earth in a body
    • Christianity lies in the Christ Impulse which came to the earth
    • civilisation with its firm footing in the earthly realm. The works of
    • The Mystery of Golgotha was enacted in a remote comer of the earth,
    • carried His impulse to the peoples of the earth. Before then they had
    • Divine Impulse came down to the earth, passed through death
    • departed from the earth — then and only then did the power which
    • came upon the earth through Christ, begin to work. It is not a merely
    • of earthly evolution, man was dragged into this warfare among gods. It
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    • the coming of a super-earthly Spirit. It is characteristic of
    • Christ as a super-sensible, super-earthly Being Who entered
    • nevertheless into the stream of earthly evolution — that is the
    • earthly theories, but is comprehensible to spiritual knowledge, to
    • earthly and physical. This aspect, it is true, has often been
    • the earthly into the cosmic. Modern thinking has made the
    • in earth-evolution. We must come to realise that it was the
    • respect of earthly existence, have pointed explicitly to the time in
    • physical and earthly must be linked to the super-physical and the
    • super-earthly.
    • super-earthly realities, for the Mystery of Golgotha, in its
    • earth in an altogether different way. The earth received the cosmic
    • earthly happenings. There took place on earth a cosmic event, for
    • which the earth is merely the stage. Thereby man was again united with
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    • Mysteries in the evolution of the earth and of humanity.
    • only when we envisage two streams of evolution in man's earthly
    • stream which, following it, will continue for the rest of the earth's
    • In speaking of the very early period in earth-evolution when
    • communicated to man in the original, primeval language of the earth
    • sides — where we to-day see only clouds and stars — earthly
    • existence is connected with divine worlds. Super-earthly Beings
    • of earth, revealing themselves in such a way that through them men
    • their earthly life men could not have discovered themselves. For at
    • the beginning of earth-evolution — the period of which I am now
    • never spoke of the two fundamental boundaries of man's earthly life;
    • course of earth-evolution. The animal consciousness of to-day, even
    • Now as I said, the primeval man of earth — in spite of his
    • evolution on the earth, but it faded gradually away. As men began more
    • earthly physical life, but into the life of the soul as well, their
    • this change in human consciousness, earthly life assumed a character
    • removed during their sojourn on earth from an existence of
    • having to face experiences in their earthly life that would be unknown
    • and incomprehensible to their earthly consciousness — namely, the
    • had descended to the earthly realm at the time of the Mystery of
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    • because of the vistas they opened up of the earth's evolution and its
    • the Atlantic Ocean. In those times the face of the earth was quite
    • that have taken place in earth-evolution since that time, including
    • the solid earth and to behold the Sun, the spiritual “Sun at
    • spread over the earth as religious culture in the several epochs of
    • the earth has drawn to its close.
    • Christianity will flow into all life and activity on the earth and
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    • who has reached the bourn of earthly existence; and he shows us how
    • tokens are like a symbol of what at the beginning of their earthly
    • Mysteries. Wherever the peoples of the earth celebrated the festival
    • be attained during earthly life, would seek out the cave of Kashiapa
    • Enlightened One, would be lifted from earthly into spiritual
    • resurrection, of a transportation from earthly existence, an
    • overcoming of death, achieved in such a way that the earth's forces of
    • In a very real sense, man is the only thinking being on the earth.
    • belonging to the earth, and through his thoughts he experiences a
    • world which leads him beyond and above the earth. What is it that
    • during our earthly life that that which gives man his true being as
    • earthly existence man received the Breath of Life, and all ancient
    • the earth, living in an earthly frame, has descended from spiritual
    • blood, was not seized by an impulse to be found on the earth, the
    • God Vishnu descended into earthly existence. One of the embodiments of
    • from spiritual heights to the earth. But the Avatar Christ has
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    • will appear, and having reached the supreme height of his earthly
    • earth-existence, we shall be able to find the flaming fire into which
    • Christ Power has penetrated the earth, by what can the flame of the
    • 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
    • of these earthly forces, men could find the way to the spiritual
    • What would have happened on the earth if Christ had not appeared?
    • finally they would have found on the earth below only human beings so
    •     “prevailing on the earth will cause the body of Kashiapa
    • looked with such sorrow into the future, wondering whether the earth
    • existence bears him into the earthly world-illness is suffering. The
    • from earthly, physical existence, to pass beyond earthly incarnations,
    • earth able from its own elements to provide a raiment for the Christ.
    • Men will gladly tread this earth upon which Christ has walked. Union
    • with the very same earthly substances which compose the bodily sheaths
    • greatest of all the Avatars who have come down to the earth and when
    • such a Being as the Christ in Jesus of Nazareth descends into earthly
    • world as when we sow a grain of corn in the earth; it germinates and
    • the earth and of humanity. With this aim a Brotherhood of Initiates
    • of the earth, to the future of the evolution of humanity, and is for
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    • spiritual world whose image is here on earth — the Ego. This
    • nature to the original human couple on earth. And as we can understand
    • more into our ego during earthly existence, back to the Mystery of
    • that original human couple, Adam and Eve, who once lived on earth as
    • earth, so that they can directly affect every human soul, and can in
    • of the earth and since that time has remained so. In our day, however,
    • death, has experienced the backward survey over his previous earthly
    • man's earthly life he should himself adjust the balance of this karmic
    • in a physical body, but on behalf of those men on earth who will
    • be brought about — either in this life on earth or in a later one
    • faculties of men He will manifest on earth; as counselor and protector
    • here on earth in the physical body. Those who go through the gate of
    • of every race, and will found, throughout the earth, a new culture no
    • presence is able to receive that help at one end of the earth just as
    • can generate — love for, at any rate, something on earth.
    • return to earth in future all the same, for life on earth would not
    • and shriveled all over, earthly bodies which would finally be so
    • end of the earth. It is in our 20th century that this judgment, this
    • that a great catastrophe would fall upon the earth. Neither of these
    • beliefs of His time and looked for the impending approach to earth of
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    • departed with people still on earth, when the latter lovingly
    • it; it is a gradual transition. What occupies a soul here on earth
    • 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
    • to the spiritual worlds. In relation to earthly evolution as a whole,
    • already on the earth but living in another bodily form. We look back
    • and have to say that we were already then on earth.” And among
    • Just think how in the human souls now on earth the inner force is
    • be a veritable torment. Ignorance of the mysteries of repeated earthly
    • preparing a life of torment for future incarnations on earth. That is
    • But the deepest lesson — the mission of earthly love in its
    • earth prepared men for that Mystery, developing in his successive
    • earthly events This individuality, whom in his rank as Bodhisatva we
    • is to happen then; but the ordinary earthly organisation of man cannot
    • the earth, and what good does it do us? The most trivial, unproductive
    • spread over the earth. But, in the last culture-epoch, souls who have
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    • To the Earth-men committed to your charge
    • on to the Earth and passed thro' earthly Death for the salvation of
    • mankind, for the healing, progress and freedom of the Earth — may
    • directed, and which is not limited to earthly material existence. We
    • the human being passes when he forsakes this earthly body. We are
    • sought, not only the forces of this earth, but we might also say those
    • repeated earth-lives. That which probably most astonishes those who
    • repeated earth-lives, and that the time which we pass here between
    • earth-life, when we descend from the spiritual world and incarnate in
    • we have assimilated in earlier earth-lives. And so, just as in a
    • one-third of our earth-life, because we experience the nights. Just
    • earth-life between birth and death our life is so experienced that it
    • again to descend to the earth. These are the souls who will soon
    • their earth-life, require that which these other souls can bring up to
    • them from the earth to give them the strength they on their part
    • strong help to those others who must soon descend to the earth. Young
    • knowledge when they descend to earth again in their next incarnation.
    • experiences, deep spiritual secrets connected with the earth. That,
    • will have been strengthened by the shorter earth life which they have
    • regard it from the standpoint of earthly existence, shows us its
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    • to-day — literally underneath, in the catacombs under the earth,
    • kindled through that panoramic review of our last earth-life which
    • moment here, on the earth, you were to dissolve entirely, that you
    • is incarnate here on the earth in a physical body. These distinctions
    • earth. And the distinction lies in a man's knowing which kind of soul
    • earth-life just elapsed, and which we are accustomed to call the life
    • in Kamaloka. If you are living here on the earth and somebody strikes
    • through us. Thus we undergo the effects of the last earth existence,
    • Kamaloka — which lasts a third of the earth-life — I absorb
    • very, very different; no matter how many men there are on the earth,
    • Because through the previous earth incarnation he had accustomed
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    • the individual successive earth-lives through which man passes. We
    • that we live here on earth as human beings in a quite definite epoch
    • of the earth's evolution; and from the whole spirit of our
    • souls through all these different epochs of the earth's evolution.
    • on earth is naturally different in the various epochs. We shall for
    • find that the human soul during its life on earth was then chiefly
    • which can be experienced here in the earth-life by a soul interacting
    • our present earthly relations, not in a good sense. Now, I could
    • rests a widely extended earthly knowledge, which is in the etheric
    • Here on earth, according to the normal course of life Man is destined
    • entering it through the gates of death. You see, here on earth, man
    • earthly world), then one finds the opposite opinion prevailing even
    • exist, as one speaks of existence here on the earth. Existence here,
    • Here man stands on the earth, and is surrounded by nature. But the
    • down on to the earth without seeing in every part of it this terrible
    • precious thing in life. And if the evolution of humanity on the earth
    • earthly life, but in such a way that, as a higher soul, one longs that
    • everything on the earth should not merely exist; but that among the
    • things on the earth there should be something which is not earthly, in
    • the earth-existence, which in the earth-sense has no existence. This
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    • our senses while in our earthly bodies, and which we seek to grasp
    • vision directed down to earth, enables them to perceive. I pointed out
    • world, and the picture of such as are still incarnate on the earth;
    • soul still living on the earth, and then the picture rather comes to
    • earth, than with one already discarnate; less inner activity is
    • on earth has that which constitutes earth existence actually around
    • which for us on earth is this world, there appear the human souls,
    • relations were established during life on earth. These human souls
    • beginning to the end of the earth. We can picture to ourselves all
    • possible for our earth to be punished through the inability to evolve
    • Science, the thought of the value and importance of earth life.
    • Spiritual Science does not lead us to despise the earth, with all that
    • and rebirth. And while here on earth it is not very rational, to put
    • earth-man appears very different to us when we consider him from the
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    • outer darkness prevails over the earth, when the growth of vegetation
    • physical earth-life is at a standstill, that the earth-soul awakens
    • mingles its spiritual nature with what the spirit of the earth then
    • transformation of the earth at the different seasons of the year; a
    • psychic spiritual being is connected with the earth as a man's soul
    • with his physical being. And anyone who merely regards the earth as
    • this earth as one man knows of another, of whom he is given a model in
    • gives us a mere papier-maché image of the earth. And he who
    • the winter and summer conditions of the earth are like a man who sees
    • earth which man can also experience, will have found one of the ways
    • earth aura. Through this there was given to the earth, for the first
    • first it lived beneath the earth; so that in reality the following
    • the earth, those who had grasped the Mystery of Golgotha with their
    • existence on the earth as simply and easily as the existence of
    • the earth, yet He must be found through inner recognition, not through
    • The most important event of the earth evolution can never be proved in
    • earth plane, and of the rebirth of that in man which was lost to him
    • only to be found where we find Him, in the evolution of the earth
    • born into the earth's evolution through the Mystery of Golgotha. That
    • external earth existence in its similarity with the sleeping and
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    • such a creature feels a flower as being within itself. In the earth
    • invertebrate animals. The Earth-Spirit is such a common spiritual
    • the world, so does this common Earth-Soul create the invertebrate
    • In the evolution of the Earth there came a time when a process of
    • The others are members of the one Earth-Soul. Now for the first
    • itself. This fact — that there are two epochs on the Earth,
    • selfless undifferentiated gaze of the Earth Spirit, thus forming the
    • derives from the Old Moon period. On our present Earth, man achieves
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    • The plant world as sense organ of the Earth. The organ of orientation
    • the direction of the gravity of the earth. The plant grows upwards
    • not only to the plant, but to the soul of the whole earth, which
    • its roots into the earth and directs its sexual organs upward towards
    • plant sinks its roots into the earth. The animal is the half-reversed
    • fast to the earth. We first learn to know man in a true sense when we
    • world into the physical world. This earthly consciousness of man is
    • a creator who brings things into being. As the Earth Spirit builds the
    • crust of the earth, so at that stage man also will build a planet. For
    • the earth, man in his animal state went on fours. The front limbs were
    • metamorphosis of the Earth, man will be the three-membered being that
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    • presents itself which is otherwise not to be experienced on earth. In
    • our earthly existence, something which is not found anywhere else on
    • earth. What takes place on the other planets cannot be discovered
    • entirely different from anything else on earth, the complete recession
    • In earlier times the appearance of the Earth was quite different from
    • first the Earth became covered with a layer of peat, the remains of
    • transformed into the immense coal fields of the Earth. The rock
    • into the mineral kingdom. Everything solid on the earth has arisen out
    • of a “plant-earth”. This mineralising process can be studied
    • normally have at the present stage of earthly evolution.
    • then did the ant-consciousness enter into our Earth? This took place
    • But if formic acid had not been introduced, the whole earth would have
    • aware of the moment when formic acid had to be brought into the earth.
    • Thus we can gain a comprehensive understanding of the whole earth, so
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    • 5. Nirmanakayas: creative beings reaching out beyond the Earth who are
    • able to bring new impulses into Earth evolution; 6. Pitris (Fathers):
    • first the pure man had found no means of incarnating on the earth. He
    • earthly existence. This gives him the plans, the directions, the laws
    • spiritual possession. What he has won for himself on the Earth will
    • have become his innermost being. One who has absorbed all earthly
    • Buddhi of the earth. Then he is advanced enough to work creatively out
    • of his innermost impulses. The wise men of the earth are not yet
    • absorbed into oneself the entire knowledge of the Earth, in
    • creator on the Earth, but possesses forces which reach out above the
    • Earth, only then is he free to choose either to use these higher
    • forces or to work further with them on the Earth. In this case he can
    • bring into the Earth something coming from higher worlds. Such an
    • an earlier Earth evolution. The two next impulses, Kama and Manas, he
    • could not have found on the Earth; they do not lie in its evolutionary
    • principles had to be brought to the Earth from other planets through
    • come over; they became the activating impulse towards Earth evolution.
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    • Moon to the Earth. Beginning of human incarnations: union of two
    • The first human beings to receive teaching on the Earth received it
    • They could then develop further on the Earth. What came over on to the
    • Earth from the Old Moon as physical, etheric and astral bodies, are
    • they brought it about that a thinker could develop on the Earth. If
    • entered into Earth-evolution. Previously human beings had themselves
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    • beings have reincarnated, the position of sun, moon and earth has
    • this, before there was reincarnation, sun, moon and earth were not yet
    • of the primal fire-vapour sun, moon and earth came into existence as
    • earth. On the large scale as in the single details, one must bear in
    • ought to learn as much as possible on the Earth. This can only happen
    • earth? This is connected with the progression of the spring equinox.
    • shifts a little. Because of this the conditions on the earth are
    • dependent upon one earthly life. Urban bourgeoisie then became the
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    • conditions of form of the earth. The membering of the human auric egg.
    • development of a cosmic body. The condition of the Earth lying nearest
    • therefore speaks of the physical Globe. As physical Globe the Earth is
    • still to follow. Before the Earth became physical it was astral.
    • Everything living upon Earth was at that time present only in the
    • the Earth is going through its fourth Round and this is the mineral.
    • current in a network over the earth; in all this man is working upon
    • kingdom. He makes the Earth into something entirely of his own
    • Earth will have become completely transformed, so that eventually
    • there will be no single atom on the earth that has not been worked
    • be manifested, the Earth must pass over into an astral condition in
    • which forms can develop. The Earth then passes over into a Mental
    • Arupic condition of the Fifth Round the earth goes through a Pralaya.
    • are only imprints. Thus in these imprints we have the whole Earth with
    • denser form. This takes place in the Rupa condition of the earth. This
    • passages from H.P. Blavatsky, the ether. In this Ether-Earth
    • radiates the third Globe (condition of form), the Astral-Earth; it
    • are only a few months old. After this the Earth passes over into its
    • present physical condition. Then, as the actual Earth, it becomes ever
    • side the physical earth separates off and on the other side the auric
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    • only on the Earth that man cast out from himself the vertebrate
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    • heavens and the earth.’ This means: The God of the Beginnings, who
    • stands at this stage, created heaven and earth. It was one of the
    • condition in which he gradually gets rid of the habits of earthly life
    • himself from the more delicate connections with the earthly world.
    • Owing to the entirely different physical conditions on the earth a new
    • first on the earth, on the plants and the animals into which he
    • upon the external configuration of the earth? As with everything else
    • in the earthly world, destiny too is prepared by man for himself, and
    • man is a co-worker on the rocks, on the mineral kingdom of the earth.
    • formation of the earth were not yet able to recognise the underlying
    • as the rocks and stones form the foundation of the earth. In one
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    • of devachanic organs on Earth through spiritual activity and soul
    • earth and relinquished his etheric body to the life-forces.
    • remains in the same connection with the one still on earth and is
    • physical plane. For this purpose man is transferred to earthly
    • precursor of the Earth. Then all the forces lived in the environment
    • surround the Earth, so the moon was surrounded by those forces which
    • present surround the Earth will in the future play an individualised
    • emerged on Earth as evolution. What man developed after the Lemurian
    • While we are gaining experiences on the Earth we are gathering the
    • earth and as a soul-less body of slag will circle round the future
    • the Earth he takes into himself as light and warmth and all physical
    • earth, the rays of the sun, which now stream towards us, will later
    • the Earth, man will have completely fashioned the organs of the
    • Earth Manvantara and the following Planetary Evolution man lives in
    • man has drawn forth from the Earth are within him. In such a
    • world from the other side. The initiate is homeless here on the earth.
    • the Earth is metamorphosed into a so-called astral condition of form
    • behind as slag. Something must remain behind from the Earth that is
    • moment when the Earth must draw away from further planetary evolution.
    • The Earth corresponds to the Ego
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    • that is concerned with earthly life between birth and death they also
    • transformed. When the Earth again becomes astral everything will have
    • mission on the Earth when we have extracted from it all possible
    • After Avidja what next draws us back is what the earth contains
    • that draws him into a new earth-life. This third force is called
    • Now there is a further descent into the earthly. The mental picture
    • again into the earthly world. That is the eighth force. Trishna =
    • incarnations when he was already on the earth: Bhava = individual
    • oneself from individual birth. What interests us is that this earthly
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    • Lemurian times. There we find man, as he is on the earth, at first
    • If therefore we must say: Man appeared on the earth in the middle of
    • fructified the earth had to reach up into Nirvana. Those who
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    • his hands brings about its karmic results in his next earthly
    • into a new formation of our earth. We therefore distinguish three
    • When our foot imprints itself in the damp earth, this imprint is a
    • later will be manifested on the earth, but whoever works out of
    • aspect: Earth, Sun, Moon and stars, the Milky Way and so on. Behind it
    • again on Earth. Everything therefore which we think in connection with
    • Vedana; the actual fact of his birth on this earth as Sanjna. In
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    • science can prove from certain strata of the earth which arose between
    • lived on that part of the earth which is now covered with the waves of
    • wandered over the earth was then really a being folded together. The
    • descendants of these animals. It is a fact that at that time the earth
    • earth and the other beings already described. The astral body with the
    • opening. It was the fructification of the maternal earth with the
    • longer have any further development on the Earth. It formed, as a
    • Now when man dies he gives over to the forces of the earth his whole
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    • not the human being on Earth, from that point of time at which Manas
    • Now if we submerge ourselves into the Kama of the pre-earthly period
    • into these circles. A battle is continually taking place on the earth,
    • Christ-Principle seek to win the Earth for themselves, but there are
    • also the other antagonistic beings who seek to usurp the Earth.
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    • For our earth is a battlefield; it is the scene of two opposing
    • the earth has reached a certain degree of material, physical density,
    • black power, strives to make the earth ever denser and denser, like
    • the moon. Thus, after a period of time, the earth could become the
    • of the earth to differentiate itself physically to an ever greater
    • acquire certain forces of the earth for themselves. Were the circle of
    • the earth would be on the path leading to destruction.
    • have had with the earth. The satisfaction of desires must be put
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    • the earth as a great astral ball made up of astral human beings. All
    • over the earth. The astral earth consisted of human astral bodies
    • that time surrounded the astral earth was composed of a somewhat
    • human astral bodies. This was the condition of the earth at that time.
    • brought about on earth a necessary result. For through the fact that
    • a certain point of earth evolution the human being has a developed
    • Because during Earth evolution we have manifold forms, the parts in
    • Let us suppose that someone's earthly garment has been laid aside and
    • Not through laborious research does man progress further on the earth,
    • but by embodying into the earth Wisdom, Beauty and Strength. Through
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    • previous stages of Earth evolution: Old Saturn, Sun and Moon. The Sun
    • sexes as also of birth and death. The changing direction of the Earth
    • possible. Gradually, out of the chaotic Earth, through what had been
    • on the Earth as his companions. Man had developed a physical body, an
    • On the Earth everything developed quite gradually, so that mankind,
    • uncoordinated Earth mass. Now we ask: How did this come about? A plant
    • Earth. This was also the case with the people who were there at that
    • time. The human being too had grown up out of the Earth and for this a
    • seed had to be there on the Earth. Once a similar being had already
    • appeared once more on the Earth.
    • The development of the Earth had three preliminary stages: (Old
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon). In the first three Earth Rounds these stages
    • had a short recapitulation. In the First Earth Epoch the Saturn
    • that the actual Earth existence emerged and then man had reached a
    • wild and passionate. On the Earth he had still to purify himself in
    • forefathers. On the Earth they now developed somewhat further. The
    • Earth-men of the pre-Lemurian Age are the actual descendants of the
    • Moon the Fathers or Pitris of Earth-Men. These Earth-Men were as yet
    • Hyperborean Age on the Earth, that of the Sun Men, of the Apollo-Men.
    • most beautiful of the Moon Pitris descended to the Earth. The Polarian
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    • Survey of Earth evolution I: Races, Globes, Rounds.
    • The preceding Root-Race inhabited Atlantis, that part of the Earth
    • finer substance. At the beginning of its evolution, the Earth
    • made up of such substance. At the end of its evolution the Earth will
    • which the Earth passes, beginning with the finest etheric substance,
    • densified with them. This Globe is the Earth itself. The transition
    • however, they are four successive forms of the Earth. Thus we have
    • Now let us follow the course of the physical Earth until it reaches
    • the end of its evolution. It again passes over into an etheric Earth,
    • then into an astral Earth. On the previous astral Earth the beings
    • themselves. When man is again on an astral Earth he will be able to
    • give himself his own form. On the previous astral Earth Jehovah and
    • his hosts had given man his form. On the plastic-astral Earth however
    • place between two Earth lives is the first degree of higher
    • We are now in the Fourth Round of the Earth and three others preceded
    • to the Earth. Four times already has our Earth become physical. Three
    • When the first Earth Round emerged, everything that had descended from
    • last Moon-Round and the first Earth-Round there was a long Pralaya
    • kingdom first densified on the Earth to the present mineral kingdom.
    • kinds of vegetation that on the Earth have not found a connection with
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    • Survey of Earth evolution II: Planets or states of consciousness,
    • On Earth Waking consciousness
    • the thought-seeds became physical. At that time the Earth consisted
    • In the Second Round the Earth consisted only of forms. The Earth was a
    • everything that emerges in the other Kingdoms. On the Earth the
    • will be the bearer of all earthly experiences. To begin with this will
    • The Moon Adepts formed the atoms of the present-day Earth. One can study
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    • Survey of Earth evolution III: The Fourth Earth Round. Separation of
    • planetary evolution of the Earth.
    • Today we shall speak about the Fourth Earth Round. In the course of
    • Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan; and in connection with each
    • also be called a Kingdom, and the Fourth Round on the Earth we call
    • Thus we stand exactly in the middle of our Earthly evolution. This is
    • The Fourth Earth Round began with the emergence of the first Arupa
    • Earth Globe from the darkness of Pralaya, in which everything had been
    • dissolved. Then all that exists on the Earth today was present in a
    • beings who are in connection with the Earth. Such spiritual beings as,
    • us on the earth. At that time all thoughts were present as thoughts of
    • The whole Earth was filled with these; it was as though one were
    • over into astral substance. The astral Earth-Globe came into being. In
    • and the physical Earth arose as the Fourth Globe.
    • still united with the Earth; they formed one body with the Earth.
    • During the great Pralaya preceding the First Earth Round, they had
    • again merged with the Earth; and during the first three Earth Rounds
    • In the Third Earth Round, out of the Earth-Sun-Ball, on one side the
    • Earth protruded like a swelling, on the other side the Moon. At that
    • Only in the Fourth Earth Round did the body regain its spherical form;
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    • Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan. On each Planet there
    • Our physical Earth is such a Condition of Form, the fourth Condition
    • or Condition of Consciousness. We think of the Earth as it now is and
    • Now let us continue into the Earth Epoch. There man himself acquires a
    • Earth he received what in him is consciousness, from the First Logos.
    • earth. There is the collecting point of all the sensations, the
    • as a kind of Sun-atmosphere. When on the Earth we work upon the
    • Physical is: Firstly the solid earth, secondly water, thirdly air,
    • of the consciousness in the solid Earth, the body in the astral; or a
    • Thus, on our Earth there exist various forms of consciousness, and
    • particular Deva-beings. All the fire we have here on Earth is the
    • create definite forms on the astral plane. On the Earth today
    • everything that happens on the Earth, when all physical matter is
    • worked over and the Earth has dissolved, through this the next astral
    • that he must rectify. What takes place on a large scale on the Earth,
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    • which will only develop in the future, would perceive water and earth.
    • also the whole Earth was still aeriform; the life, or the atomistic
    • when God said: ‘Let there be Light.’ The Earth began to densify. Light
    • Lemurian Age. There was a uniform temperature over the whole Earth.
    • development. He shapes the structure of the Earth. Fire arose in the
    • different. During Atlantis the surface of the Earth was at one time
    • Age he worked upon solid earth, this brought forth fire; in the
    • direction the whole Earth will be overlaid with egoism. It is from
    • Earth like a network of egoism. So it is from there that the whole
    • Earth will be covered by a network of egotistic evil. But from a small
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    • under, how the World which preceded our Earth passed away. On the Old
    • now take the fact that on the predecessor of our Earth (the Old Moon)
    • Earth has today. They could not breathe air, thus they could not take
    • on the Earth seven conditions of the physical: Firstly Life-ether,
    • In the earlier Planetary conditions, the forerunners of our Earth, we
    • so on; but only in our present Earth-Cycle did the plant kingdom
    • These processes on the predecessor of our Earth had to be followed by
    • oxygen appeared on the Earth the Monad had the possibility of
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    • which the Earth still had when it was united with the Moon also
    • divided and a part of the same separated with the Moon from the Earth.
    • Let us think of the time when the Earth was still united with the
    • separation from the Earth that has brought it about that the power of
    • on the Earth in which humanity was directly connected, was merged
    • nourishment on the Earth. A relic of this is the suckling of mammals,
    • Earth. At that time the nature of the Earth was such that everywhere
    • was, could be sucked out of the Earth? The Moon forces in the Earth
    • the entire Earth. But when the Moon departed these forces could only
    • absorb the original forces which were on the Earth when milk still
    • Age in which the Earth was still united with the Sun. There then
    • towards the centre of the Earth when it was united with the Sun. They
    • planted themselves into the Sun with their blossoms. When the Earth
    • That part of the plant which grows above the Earth has the same
    • Earth.
    • ripened by the sun, but what ripened below the surface of the earth.
    • that part of the plant that grows below the surface of the Earth, that
    • the Earth, salt and so on. In his food therefore he passed through the
    • of mining, which brought to light what is under the Earth.
    • have received everything which is in this earthly vale. At the
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    • beings who today inhabit our Earth Globe. For even the remnants of
    • earth serve his needs. The preparation of metals for such uses only
    • astronomy was brought into connection with humanity on the Earth.
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    • of earthly lives and this is but a special case of an all-encompassing
    • thought. Our highest member, which places us above all other earthly
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    • at certain times, vapours rose out of the earth, these individuals
    • rays of light down upon the earth, that is the best time for man to
    • were sent back to earth by the gods through the rays of light from the
    • upon the earth. The old initiate would have said: “That is only
    • earth and upon the earth they develop their will, and while the rays
    • of the sun pour down from the heavens upon the earth, man can send his
    • from the earth towards the sun, the old initiates sent forth their
    • the earth” — the old initiate said: “That again is only
    • the earth on the waves of the moonlight.” Thus the old initiate
    • earth towards the sun, and he received the answers from the rays of
    • thought which come down to the earth from the moon.
    • “While the sun continually sends its light down upon the earth,
    • the earth sends its rays of will — the combined will-forces of
    • all the human beings living on earth — into the cosmos. And when
    • again to earth by the moon, by the moonlight. He realises that his
    • the earth, cutting off the rays of the sun.” This is a physical
    • different takes place in the part of the earth affected from what is
    • the rays of the sun penetrate down to the earth and on the other hand
    • earth flows out into universal space in an abnormal way. It is
    • on earth to spread over the cosmos. An eclipse is a physical event
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    • to that of the light streaming from the sun to the earth. So it can be
    • said that forces of will stream out from earthly humanity to meet the
    • light. On the other hand, the element of thought is borne to the earth
    • is borne back again towards earthly existence on the currents of the
    • the animal and human souls that are living on earth, or even the
    • order to make the thought clear — that our earth, that is to say,
    • spirit-and-soul prepared during the Earth-evolution of humanity. In
    • Earth to the spirit-and-soul contained in it. And this was prepared by
    • transformed from the Moon-existence into the Earth-existence. And
    • into Earth-existence.
    • spiritually through mankind on the Earth. And here an addition must be
    • whole is observed from the Earth, we have the Sun, and, as outer
    • Nearer to the Earth than to the Sun we have Venus and Mercury. Let us
    • now recall that the element of will streams out from humanity on Earth
    • world, he must find his way through the spheres of ether to earthly
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    • actually lies midway between what is seen from the earthly viewpoint
    • earthly existence but not answered there, because thinking can take
    • as there are human souls connected with the earth — when we are
    • looking back upon the earth we see man once only, both in time and in
    • death and rebirth we look back upon earthly life, men are not seen in
    • considered from the standpoint of Earth-evolution. I explained the way
    • understood by means of the faculties acquired only on the Earth; it
    • Saturn-nature from the viewpoint of the Earth, we gain an idea of the
    • earth by means of the senses. It is quite understandable that he
    • embodiment on the earth. He sees the weaving life of inclinations,
    • unconscious understanding he acquired during his life on earth.
    • into his own nature when he returns into earthly existence.
    • knowledge and experience, just as he does here on the earth. On the
    • earth he gets to know one human being after another; thereby he
    • understood. For in everything we see here on the earth, physically to
    • In very ancient times of human evolution on the earth, men still
    • for all that, in earthly existence too, they knew something of the
    • he is now obliged to rely upon the experiences offered by earthly
    • to act out of freedom must be, and is, acquired during earthly
    • existence; it will then remain throughout man's earthly and cosmic
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    • The Countenance of the Earth
    • [The Countenance of the Earth
    • the earth and more to the starry world, especially to the world of the
    • man's relationship to his immediate earthly environment.
    • from an earthly point of view: “This crystal is a self-contained
    • unthinkable within the compass of earthly existence. It is thinkable
    • When we reflect upon our immediate earthly environment, we find, to
    • kinds of earth: the limy kind, the lime-formation which, especially as
    • laws. No account is taken of the fact that the earth is one whole. Let
    • The different kinds of earth, the deposits of ore, of metals, of
    • minerals in general in the various earth-layers are observed. But the
    • earth is not regarded as if it were also a dwelling-place for the
    • the earth is rather like regarding the human skeleton as having an
    • abstractions, to apprehend the earth with its various rock-formations
    • without reflecting that the earth is a totality; that the plant,
    • earth in terms of geology. It means forgoing at once any chance of
    • If, first of all, we observe what, as part of the earth-skeleton,
    • pervades the earth as slate-formation, we see that its external
    • earth-evolution in my book
    • earth as soul-and-spirit is related to these rock-materials.
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • those who can imagine how, in the course of man's evolution on earth
    • life that human souls had to live in the beginning of earthly
    • of the earth all that is spiritual is bound up with all that has most
    • who brings forth the fruits of the earth and presides over the
    • in the midst of earthly joys and sorrows. If it would picture what
    • pulsates through earthly joys and sorrows. Persephone is all soul,
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • victim to Mephistopheles, the enemy of mankind on earth. Thus, Goethe
    • detail to all that happened in earth evolution before the Atlantean
    • catastrophe broke upon the face of the earth, completely changing it.
    • that followed immediately after the face of the earth had been
    • holy teachers of mankind brought to that part of the earth where later
    • struggling for other spiritual treasures, other treasures of earthly
    • body, which in earth life is carried about with me just like the
    • Individuality as having been initiated on earth like other initiates
    • that our earth evolution could have more than one fulcrum, more than
    • no opportunity in his earthly life to learn to know the Buddha and had
    • who in his earthly life has never interested himself in the great
    • personalities, the fact that they had no opportunity to do so on earth
    • earth that it is essential to prepare for the vision and recognition
    • the earth in its most important phase, radiates down into the earth's
    • souls did not at first pay any attention to the earth. It might be
    • say, “We will take no notice of the earth; why should we
    • Then, insofar as what belongs to the earth is spiritual, these human
    • then you must incarnate on earth. You must in some way participate in
    • The Christ Mystery had to take place on earth in accordance with
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • earthly incarnations from primeval times up to the present. I must lay
    • life since primeval times on earth, but who have not gone through what
    • earth, and in each of these we meet a being of whom we may say,
    • love and grief and pain that can be experienced on earth, nor yet with
    • comes this feeling: In passing through various earthly cultures. I
    • original state; I must retrace my steps on earth, and this being can
    • earthly man in sensory existence. This is direct self-knowledge in the
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • rank than man on earth, who is able to feel what human beings feel but
    • round, of being circular. A being who has never walked the earth, who
    • earthly man, actually is; one looks down on one's ego-man.
    • to form a true estimate of man on earth. As one looks back one begins
    • earth. But he sees it first with its soul quality unless he can
    • remember in such a way that, looking back on earthly existence, he
    • Him on earth, in the physical world of the senses. It is important to
    • sleep into the waking state that we have on earth, the whole of
    • a kind of memory of a pre-earthly state, a memory of something that
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • earth existence in the history of mankind.
    • souls have been able to do on earth through egoism, there comes what
    • takes place on earth play its part in the higher worlds and to claim
    • in the divine, since with overwhelming tragedy he permeates earth
    • spiritual world, we realise, for example, “I have lived on earth
    • bad use of it. I must now form myself anew in another earth existence
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • that the impulses of initiates did not merely flow from earthly
    • all they have is not merely taken from the earth; it is received by
    • them from what is far beyond the earth. For as soon as man gets beyond
    • the earth, he there comes to what is bound up with earthly existence.
    • If through initiation he passes from earthly existence to cosmic
    • has lived on earth as Bodhisattva through many incarnations.”
    • individuality from earthly life to spiritual life, to association in
    • earth, “ because then you have to follow him to an earlier abode,
    • that he grows right out beyond earthly existence. Then, at a certain
    • preparing himself for his earthly course. We follow him on through
    • this course on earth as Bodhisattva, and at length as Buddha, to the
    • that, whereas during his earthly incarnations his activity had indeed
    • grown together with the earth, yet at the same time he was growing
    • closely united with his mission on earth. It is wonderful to follow
    • another planet; then he comes down to earth, and we must say,
    • while on earth; after that, however, if we would follow him further,
    • another planet and, after working on earth, again ascended to a
    • of earthly mankind. There he continues to work, because this further
    • into the earth from the cosmos what in the earth itself is connected
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    • constructed in thy earthly body, the whole form of thy muscular
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    • the content of religion always before us. On earth our teachers speak
    • controls us upon earth, because we have to be withdrawn for a time
    • back into a life in which he lived before his earth-life. Earthly
    • which may be compared to religious life on earth? We have already
    • between death and rebirth. Here on earth, we have as religion
    • Whereas here upon earth, we recognise that a life of religion has to
    • is always before us. Here on earth a person may be irreligious,
    • own forces directly into our inner being. Earthly teachers speak to
    • renounce. Each time, before an earthly incarnation takes place, the
    • image which the human being has formed from his earthly existence, is
    • through our earthly existence. I have already indicated in my book,
    • through careful training. We have need of our earthly life so as to
    • time we dwell on earth, through our having been withdrawn from the
    • in us the whole time we live upon earth, during which time we do not
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    • would prefer not to remain on earth if he saw it directly.
    • would be, that even during the period of our physical earthly
    • apply ourselves again to physical earthly life. In such opposite
    • background of his consciousness. He would prefer not to be an earthly
    • earth, and to end with the Moon evolution. All the knowledge we are
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    • On Earth, Nature does not yield
    • gained from experience here on earth, but which, if once gained, will
    • earth, we must have changed so much wisdom into life-force, we must
    • developed ourselves sufficiently in our earthly life and the
    • regions of the earth people who have preserved something from former
    • such difficulty on earth, surrounds us in all its fullness and wealth
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    • recognition is that on earth we become aware of things through our
    • elements of the earth. In other words we may say of the physical
    • on the earth. During this time he has been accustomed to stand on the
    • solid, material earth, to see there the beings belonging to the
    • the centre, on the earth, together with all that the earth reveals to
    • earthly life. All the events we have consciously experienced in our
    • thoughts, which became our memories during life on earth, unfold once
    • memory-tableau what we have gained in our last earthly life, there is
    • had as a minus quantity when at birth we entered into earthly life.
    • feeling and experience of our inmost earthly nature being outside us.
    • remember: they now emerge, because the power to remember earthly
    • is from our earthly life. The main thing is that after physical birth
    • withdrawn with the fruits of our last earthly life, we live in an
    • connection with thy last earthly life. This condition lasts for
    • decades. When we are in earthly life between birth and death, we
    • overcome we still have a connection of desire with our last earthly
    • life. We look back, as it were, at this last earthly life. It is, as
    • connection with the physical earthly life. Anyone who is but to a
    • overcome our connection with our last earthly life and this is why,
    • took place in our earthly life.
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    • met on earth; but after the midnight we learn what we must do for
    • those left behind on earth are not spiritual. Only spiritual experience
    • earth with a different point of view. There is no waste in life on
    • earth, e.g., fish spawn, wheat-grain. People who come to
    • us to say: ‘Thou must meet this person again on the earth below
    • has been done upon the earth in this way must be made good again upon
    • the earth. We know that in order to make compensation we need forces
    • which can only develop in us when we again possess an earthly body.
    • ourselves an earthly body which will give us the opportunity to
    • earth may be repaired; otherwise, when we have gone through death
    • connections between life on earth and life between death and rebirth.
    • forces before the Midnight Hour of existence, that he enters earthly
    • wishes to look back at his loved ones on the earth, he cannot see
    • upon the earth, because there is no spiritual life in their souls;
    • for his new earthly life in a purely spiritual form.
    • descends to earthly life he has constructed out of the spiritual
    • attributes which enable him to enter upon a new earthly life. I have
    • fruit of our last earthly life. But the human being does not always
    • preserve the remembrance: Upon earth thou wast this ‘I’;
    • into the earth's aura the power by which we can maintain our
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    • evolution of the Earth is not only bound up with man, but is
    • speak, of our Earth planet. Our present Earth-evolution emerged from
    • carry this planetary evolution forward to the Earth stage, and you
    • the world, all the elemental life in earth, water and air — if
    • much can be understood about humanity, in this earthly life, through
    • humanity we have to bring in not only the evolution of the Earth, but
    • this most important of all impulses, which alone gives earthly
    • Earth and established a connection with the Earth. Human
    • more to a particular aspect of man's earthly evolution.
    • regard to the Earth's evolution: they had set its fulfilment before
    • for the Earth's development are now fulfilled. They were fulfilled,
    • search of men in order to realize their purpose for the Earth with
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    • what is called, in an earthly sense, spiritual life. Spiritual life
    • in this earthly sense embraces everything which in one way or another
    • of earthly spiritual life for most people still, that aspect of it
    • which should bring us into relation with super-earthly spiritual life
    • the central event of earth-evolution — the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • really understands the world, the earthly spiritual life which
    • consider this earthly spiritual life — religion, education, art
    • on. The people we encounter in these ways on earth are not always
    • stage of development, before we are plunged again into earthly life.
    • And the forces we thus receive place us on earth in the situation
    • earthly spiritual life of which I have just spoken.
    • grasp is that our spiritual life on earth — all that we
    • solely by earthly circumstances. Our earthly spiritual life takes its
    • reflected, so does earthly spiritual life point to what the human
    • Nothing on earth
    • living a relationship as this earthly spiritual life — which
    • super-sensible. This connection with pre-earthly life places spiritual
    • life on earth in a quite special situation. Nothing else in earthly
    • attention. He distinguishes spiritual life from man's other earthly
    • spiritual life on earth has its roots and impulse in the life before
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    • crystal. And the rose-stem itself, if we tear it from the earth, has
    • in the earth. This leads us to look at objects in a way quite
    • of reality in the fullest sense we must take the whole earth into
    • the crystal remained unchanged. Here on earth we know where we are in
    • less as the realisation of God on earth. Fritz Mauthner says: the
    • pre-earthly life and in a certain sense equips mankind for life in
    • schisms and sectarianisms are in fact the reflections on earth of the
    • of antipathies which we bring into earthly existence from the life
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    • simple phenomenon as that a stone, let go, will fall to earth, or if
    • suspended by a string, will pull vertically down towards the earth.
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    • “force of gravity”. If a stone falls to the Earth the
    • fact is simply that it draws nearer to the Earth. We see it now at
    • “The Earth attracts the stone” you in your thoughts are
    • or Sun and Earth, each by itself, you may of course invent and add to
    • considering Sun and Earth and Moon thus separately, the things you
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    • science of the course of the Earth around the Sun and also of the
    • paragraphs of this lecture.] then the Earth plus Moon, then Mars,
    • diagram). The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • the Earth stands at one point and at another time somewhere else. The
    • Moon revolves around the Earth and the planets usually called Mercury
    • called Mercury (formerly Venus). Then, farther away than the Earth,
    • Now let us assume that as it revolves the Earth comes to a position
    • Earth and Sun there will be the planets Mercury and Venus, and on the
    • Earth, the sequence will be: Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, on one side;
    • of the Moon around the Earth is due to a force similar to that which
    • remote planet and has accordingly the weakest effect upon our Earth,
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    • connected with the Sun. We see what the Earth reveals to us in the
    • through the Earth.
    • extinguished by the Earth's substance, for this had become transparent
    • the Earth, and if read with inner participation, a difference of style
    • Earth-evolution proper will induce a mood similar to that prevailing
    • place in the description of Earth-evolution an indication is given of
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    • to the Earth's forces of decline, to all that is driving the Earth
    • through which we are fettered to the Earth, and we see cosmic
    • to the Earth and the forces which pass us by, are tearing our true
    • All that fetters us to the Earth, all that binds us to the perishable,
    • failure to fulfil its mission on the Earth.
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    • Then the impression faded — the impression of seeing earthly
    • came to the Earth. When it is said that man consists of physical body,
    • of his last earthly life. In spiritual science this has at all times
    • been called the “Lower” or the “earthly” man. The
    • his last life on Earth.
    • from his last earthly life to his present earthly life. He united
    • last death, he can go further and come to know his last earthly life.
    • epoch lying far, far back in the evolution of the Earth, a far distant
    • the beginning of his earthly evolution, to his very first incarnation
    • on the Earth. Then it is found that all the earlier incarnations
    • the Earth's evolution he was in an entirely different environment,
    • that the Earth itself was quite different when he was living in his
    • body from within, we become aware that at that time the Earth has just
    • at the time of the formation of the mineral kingdom on our Earth, man
    • had his first earthly incarnation. The mineral kingdom has evolved
    • through his earthly incarnations. It was then that he first took the
    • evolution the Earth progressed to the point where the mineral kingdom
    • Atlantis. Before the great Atlantean catastrophe the face of the Earth
    • epoch the configuration of the Earth was again different. Human
    • of the Earth took shape. That too was the time when the present Moon
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    • or: earth, water, air, fire. These expressions are taken from the
    • Such an entity of the Elementary World is called ‘earth’.
    • earth’ is something that offers resistance, like a hard
    • ‘water’. Whenever mention is made of ‘earth’ and
    • really only be described by saying that water, air and earth are
    • that ‘earth’, ‘water’, ‘air’,
    • no resemblance at all to men. Whereas men on the Earth live together
    • qualities of earthly things — solid, liquid, airy, fiery. But for
    • air, water, earth, must also be considered. On Old Saturn, everything
    • zodiacal constellations, the planetary embodiments of our Earth
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    • what are usually called the “Elements” — earth, water,
    • in the case of the other elements; the element “earth” is in
    • earth” is something we cannot approach, something that
    • of “earth”, between the phlegmatic temperament and the
    • earth”. Thus different factors play a part in the
    • everything earthy in the Elementary World and he overlooks all the
    • melancholic to the element of earth. When a man passes into the
    • earth, will in another incarnation represent, as a sanguine type, the
    • Will or of Spirits of Wisdom, it is rather as if here on Earth we were
    • Earth and of those who are only to be seen by clairvoyance in the
    • millennia with Earth-evolution, then he became Buddha, and in that
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    • his present form he can be imagined only on the Earth. Anyone who
    • contemplates man in his connection with the whole of Earth-existence
    • will say: Man is as the Earth is, for he is connected with the forces
    • of the Earth; in his body the substances can be combined in no other
    • way than they actually are. Imagine the Earth only slightly altered
    • without picturing the whole Earth as it is. If, therefore, reference
    • a different planet, not on our Earth as it is at present. If we are to
    • state, so the whole Earth has evolved with him; that it too points to
    • which the Earth has evolved and whence man derives his earlier form,
    • is the Old Moon-state of the Earth, and the state into which the Earth
    • Jupiter-state. The Earth has evolved out of an Old Moon planetary
    • flowed into man; during the Earth-state proper the forces flow from
    • the structure of the Earth. Our present Earth is only possible at a
    • the Old Moon into our Earth, the whole solar system changed.
    • active in both cases. When our Earth becomes Jupiter the whole solar
    • regard to the worlds that preceded our Earth we can find our bearings
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    • clairvoyant vision, namely, that our Earth is the successor of another
    • darkness. The Earth will then be transformed into another planetary
    • the future incarnation of the present Earth). I have explained that
    • the Earth passes through successive incarnations, just as the human
    • the Old Moon, in turn originate out of some other? Has the Earth had
    • has developed the two lower members. But in the earthly world we are
    • and the Earth; he can sleep at an hour of the day or night
    • Sun's rays and of the relative position of the Sun to the Earth. This
    • the relation of the Earth to the Sun. True, there are perennial plants
    • to the Earth; man has made himself independent of it. Remembering that
    • the Sun to the Earth, whereas the plants around us today are dependent
    • dependent upon Sun and Earth. An astral body and Ego must have been
    • Earth. The connection that is present in man between the physical and
    • position of the Sun to the Earth. But is it altogether independent of
    • present, no man could evolve on the Earth. He is dependent on the Sun
    • but independent of its relative position to the Earth. When the Sun
    • withdraws its direct, warmth-bestowing force from the Earth it does
    • not fail to leave behind in the Earth its warmth and health-giving
    • summer has withdrawn under the Earth's surface. It remains active
    • beneath the Earth's surface, preserved through the winter. Even though
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    • lives on earth and lives which are spent between death and a
    • on earth and becomes a seed for future lives,
    • lives on earth is not something made up by a fanatical
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    • organization, his form of life on the earth and so on, we do
    • Ancient World, where it was imagined that the earth stands
    • today that the earth circles around the sun at a tremendous
    • said, “the earth circles
    • longer stand on an earth that stands still, we lose the ground
    • moment it moves toward a new life on earth. I have
    • also exist before we descend to a life on earth. What we now
    • human body, who gave the earth a new meaning? He has been made
    • on the earth I am not only the being that stands here and whose
    • do on the earth has a meaning for the whole world
    • the earth and of the whole planetary system as having
    • will also disappear again after a certain time. The earth
    • the wonderful words of Christ: Heaven and earth will pass away,
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    • the earth and all worlds are rooted. But the individual
    • physical world in the substances of earth, of water, of air, of fire,
    • a new birth, man lives in this substance, just as here on the earth he
    • a man who here on the earth is never able to kindle to life within him
    • But when a man living on the earth causes a thought or an idea from the
    • to himself: ‘I have left behind on the earth my wife and children;
    • them on the earth.’
    • entirely different picture can be seen if a soul still on the earth forms
    • while they were on earth concerned themselves with Spiritual Science,
    • but also to those who during their earthly life would have nothing to
    • they need such reading of Spiritual Science by those on the earth? There
    • only by dint of great effort on the earth, through Spiritual Science.
    • as here on the earth there live beings other than man, who perceive everything
    • here on the earth do not inscribe such concepts and ideas into the
    • mission of human life upon earth is by no means without purpose; on
    • never lived on the earth, the spiritual worlds would still be in
    • worlds. In the course of world-evolution the earth has reached a
    • beings organised and constituted as men are on the earth. What has
    • earth.
    • a man tries to put the life of his soul on the earth to the test, he
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ in the Twentieth Century
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    • evolution of the earth; in the evolution of mankind on the earth it
    • intellect can render good service on the earth, but directly a man
    • earth, definitions may be helpful; but when it is a matter of
    • Christ-light in so far as it could reveal itself to the earth under
    • evolution of the earth, could one speak of the Mystery of
    • never be the case. In the course of the earth's evolution many
    • life appears to us to be something which here on the earth is inaccessible
    • die only on the earth, in the physical world — and none of the
    • our earthly condition of sleep, but it can wake out of this sleep.
    • descended to the earth. And the fact of immeasurable significance in
    • earth in order to undergo an experience connected inherently with
    • man. Thereby that inner bond was created between earthly mankind and
    • evolutionary period of the earth. A Being of unique nature who until
    • then was only cosmic, was united with the earth's evolution
    • the earth's evolution. This had not been the case before that
    • incorporated on earth. Since then, He lives on the earth, is united
    • with the earth in such a way that He lives within the souls' of men
    • and with them experiences life on the earth.
    • in the evolution of the earth. The Mystery of Golgotha imparted to the
    • earth its meaning and purpose.
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    • upon earth. Therefore, our present studies are, after all, imbued
    • told himself: “We can live here on earth with our knowledge,
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    • during earthly life. In the beginning he crawls on all fours and only
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    • with the earth. He could, for example, experience the vertical
    • points according to which the earth itself is oriented. All this he
    • experienced together with the earth as he felt himself
    • felt himself one with the earth. For his concrete experience, the
    • starting point of his cosmology was thus given by the earth.
    • possible also to sever mathematics from the earth and to found an
    • its center outside the earth. The rise of the Copernican system is
    • of the cosmic center from the earth to the sun. Fundamentally, the
    • became convinced that we go through repeated earth lives.
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    • We know how, by placing the sun in the center instead of the earth,
    • elements — earth, water, air and fire (we would say warmth.) We
    • movements of the fluids; the earth as “black gall,” the
    • between air, water, fire and earth.
    • Earth
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    • men of old said: We have four elements, earth, water, air and fire.
    • Earth we experience in ourselves when we experience the physical
    • aspect, they do exist. But the solid aspect — the earth
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture I
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • under earth conditions. Such a method has led to the belief that the
    • earth. All matter on the earth has a certain degree of intensity in
    • reversible. We cannot pass from the present state of the earth to
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture II
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • gases known to us on earth, the property of being a gas gathers
    • the substances on the earth and with the passage to the solid
    • about the physical processes on the earth in order to come to the
    • for the phenomena of earth. And when you consider this which is simply
    • fluid and into the gaseous state, could not happen if the earth were
    • left to itself. Only when we go beyond the merely earthly relations
    • of all their super-earthly characteristics. And you will soon see,
    • Whatever was solid was called in ancient Greek earth;
    • words earth, air and water over into old writings where Grecian
    • earth by our words solid bodies. Only in this way can we
    • The use of the word earth to indicate solid bodies
    • ruling on the planet earth. (As stated above, we will come upon these
    • Solids were designated as earth because it was desired to convey this
    • idea: When a body is solid it is under the influence of the earthly
    • water, then it was not merely under the earthly laws but
    • bodies, in water, spring not merely from the earth, but from the
    • The feeling was, thus, that only solid bodies, designated as earth,
    • were under the earthly system of laws; and that when a body melted it
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • ancient view of the physical world, earth, water, air. You are
    • acquainted with the fact that earth, water, and air, or as they are
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture IV
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • All human beings, as they exist on earth, are as you yourselves,
    • the earth. Thus we can say that we have here a transition form between
    • center of the earth. The whole earth conditions the
    • water, each point within it has the same relation to the entire earth
    • in the relation of the latter to the earth. The gas diffuses. The
    • relation to the earth does not take part at all. It is out of the
    • that the old Greek physicists called solid bodies Earth. They
    • which is the case of water is taken care of by the earth as a whole.
    • The solid takes into itself the role of the earthly. It is entirely
    • justified to put the matter in this way: The earthly resides within a
    • solid. In water it does not reside within, but the whole earth takes
    • water, we must extend them to include the water of the whole earth and
    • earth. To observe a “fragment” of water as a physical entity
    • earth. And so it is with all liquids on earth.
    • earth. It does not form surfaces. It partakes of everything which is
    • not terrestrial. In other words, we must not merely look on the earth
    • earth to help us out, we must go out into space and seek there the
    • the whole earth. The earth takes the sold captive when the latter goes
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • can say: Under ordinary circumstances as they exist on the earth,
    • earth in their entirety as they are related to solids.
    • falls to the earth. In physics this is usually explained as follows:
    • The earth attracts solid bodies, exerts a force on them; under the
    • falls to the earth.
    • agency a body falls to the earth (we may at this stage speak of the
    • the support, that they all fall to earth in parallel lines. This fall
    • perpendicular to the surface of the earth. When now, we draw the
    • parallel to the earth's surface
    • complete surface parallel to the earth's surface. This is at first an
    • liquid has the tendency to fall to the earth. Since the other portions
    • their relation to the earth, show a picture of that which is really
    • to the whole earth.
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • they require the forces of the entire earth. We have indeed, brought
    • statement: When we consider the liquids of the whole earth in their
    • the earth in its totality. Only the solids emancipate themselves from
    • this relation to the earth, they take on an individuality, assume
    • remainder of the earth-induced tendency to surface formation as shown
    • emancipated from the earth.
    • yourselves on the earth as a carbonaceous organism, you are among the
    • phenomena produced by the solids of the earth. The phenomena produced
    • everywhere. As earth men you have solids around you that have in some
    • the earth, in so far as they are free to move, manifest as a whole
    • say: since we are placed on the earth we are aware of this, calling it
    • the fact that it comes under the general influence of the earth. The
    • earth gives it a liquid surface and I must put this liquid into a
    • virtue of our status as earth men, and because the earth, or at least
    • embedded in the earthly and belonging to it, the fluid state. The
    • Wärmetag are simply what happens to our earth under the
    • us take up these phenomena of the earth so that we can grasp what can
    • Wärmenach, that is during the time when the earth is not
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  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture VIII
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • earth in the cooler regions, is obliged to tie himself in more closely
    • to the entire earth. In gravity therefore, we have to recognize a
    • the whole earth in its relation to the cosmic system, we see in the
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture X
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • Now the fact is that under the conditions obtaining on the earth such
    • forces in the earth realm. We found them when we turned our attention
    • earth? When I move over the earth, I change the entire terrestrial
    • in relation to the other things of the earth, and that I can form
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • solids on the surface of the earth. We must first ask the question and
    • things of the earth have arisen by a transformation out of the
    • of the earth as originally a living body and what is today inorganic
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture XIII
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    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • of the earth back to a former physical condition, when the solid was
    • what we know as physical is time-limited on the earth. That it is
    • We have to say that our earth is spatially limited as a physical body
    • laws to former ages and infer the nature of earth evolution from what
    • by the laws of the earth.
    • energy must change into heat and the earth come to a heat death. This
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture XIV
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    • to the four states of matter, to light, to color, and to the sub-earthly
    • and super-earthly realms. He strives to extend modern ideas of physics
    • place through the earth. By means of the forces of the earth, the
    • really understand correctly that we have here the forces of the earth,
    • passing into the earth in all directions from the cosmos, a tendency
    • overcoming the earth forces, and thus striving to separate the
    • imponderable from the earth. This is the peculiarity of the tone
    • active in fluids, for instance, proceeds from the earth as a center.
    • attribute the form of solids to earth forces. The extent to which
    • account of the great size of the earth, we find we are really dealing
    • we pass outwards from the center of the earth toward the surface of
    • body if we consider the earth as a whole.
    • element of the earth. How must we then conceive of these various
    • emptying of space. The earth is indeed not influenced only by what
    • the environment of the earth there were not empty spaces. These
    • Thus we are forced from the realm of the earth into the realm of the
    • acts on our earth we must think of as localized in the planets around
    • the earth. Thus there is active at the point where terrestrial
    • earth through the school system. If we would found schools for the
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture II: Exercises of Thought, Feeling and Volition
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    • earth, and how it takes on the cloak of the physical organism through
    • earthly phenomenon, and that which man brings with him from the
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture III: Methods of Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge or Cognition
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    • a review of the course of our own past life on earth. We see it as it
    • beings. He attains a condition of experience which alone on earth the
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IV: Exercises of Cognition and Will
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    • man, which during his life on earth exists in the reflection of the
    • of the earth-life.
    • In the same way, from a higher stage of vision, one recognizes earthly
    • the spiritual, psychic world into his life on earth. The nature of
    • earthly thought is as little comprehensible from itself as the form of
    • must recognize earthly thought as dead thought, if we want to
    • completely see the nature of earthly will. This is recognized in a
    • intends to form its ideas only on the experience of life on earth. It
    • before life on earth began; but we bring to life in us a true picture
    • during the earth-life is brought to life again in the subconscious
    • life on earth, independent of it. So, since we do not stand still at
    • earth-life, and not to a vision of the condition of the human spirit
    • self-experience of what is evident in the earth-life, but which
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture V: Experiences of the Soul in Sleep
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    • souls with which it had come into contact in earthly life. Considered
    • intuitively this leads to certainty on the subject of repeated earth
    • life; for these earth-lives reveal themselves in their relation to the
    • the predestined course of earthly life. In fact, what older
    • in their sleep back to their presence on earth. Naturally these same
    • holding on to his earthly life from birth or conception to death.
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VI: Transference from the Psycho-Spiritual to the Physical Sense-life in man's Development
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    • being part of this earth. The contemplation of that state in which man
    • his turning towards earthly life makes it clear that then he is not
    • sees in connection with himself in his pre-earthly spiritual state, is
    • During his pre-earthly existence man lives in the cosmic creation
    • Man has his pre-earthly existence in the active recognition of the
    • As during his existence on earth he perceives through his senses a
    • physical world round him in which he is active, so in his pre-earthly
    • psycho-spiritual man experiences in his pre-earthly existence, a whole
    • pre-earthly state, and in which he is active. He experiences it in its
    • representing the content of consciousness in the pre-earthly state.
    • In the further course of pre-earthly existence the conscious
    • recognition of the growth of the future earth-organism becomes
    • soul of man passes a later period of its pre-earthly existence. It no
    • reproductive development within the existence on earth. The previous
    • before his physical organism receives him on earth. The events
    • belonging to earthly existence and following an accomplished
    • pre-earthly life of the soul, have brought the growth of the physical
    • man thus begins his earthly career.
    • the world-ether, is an experience foreign to earth, for it is passed
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    • its reference to man's development on earth.
    • worlds was made manifest in the man Jesus on earth.
    • human soul has passed in its pre-earthly existence, learns also to
    • Our earthly souls have attained the condition in which they now live
    • dream-like experience of his pre-earthly existence. He felt his
    • pre-earthly soul-nature as an echo of what he had gone through. On the
    • an echo from pre-earthly existence grew ever fainter. Man's knowledge
    • sense-life on earth told him.
    • occurring in the evolution of the earth.
    • The Christ came down to earthly existence from those worlds in which
    • man had passed his pre-earthly life. By combining the experience of
    • pre-earthly life a gift of grace from that spiritual Sun-Being which
    • worlds of pre-earthly existence that he could carry into the earthly
    • life, had descended as the Christ upon the physical earth and taken
    • had descended from spiritual worlds to an earthly one. The teachers of
    • coming from a higher world down to the earth.
    • Christ a Being of the spiritual world before his descent to earth.
    • knowledge in ‘Dogmas of Belief’ for the Earth. The
    • In the consciousness which early man had of his pre-earthly existence,
    • after death on earth.
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    • of man's earthly life.
    • continued activity of the spiritual in the organization of the earthly
    • This part of the soul disappears during earthly life by
    • This is the case with that part of it which in earthly existence is
    • This is the part in which continues to live during earthly existence
    • form-life during earthly existence, rises again on the other side to
    • physical body and earthly life.
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    • THE life of the soul in its earthly existence is passed in the facts
    • experience remains unconscious during the stay on earth. The soul is
    • earthly course of man manifests itself. And a copy of the outer world
    • pre-earthly existence; in the ego exists the eternal central being of
    • the pre-earthly existence. This activity has not changed in kind
    • during its earthly existence from what it was in its pre-earthly
    • tendency during earthly existence. The physical organization resists
    • existence on earth act in rebuilding the physical organism.
    • during his existence on earth. Only this death is vanquished day by
    • accompanies human life during existence on earth as a tendency, as an
    • on earth man is prevented from seeing his etheric and astral
    • been removed. The picture of his life on earth just passed through
    • physical and etheric organism during existence on earth, namely, his
    • consciousness during existence on earth. Its entry is prevented
    • in earthly life he looked upon himself as a physical being. He now has
    • an inner life formed by the moral quality of his activity on earth. He
    • on man's earthly activities is presented as facts to his soul.
    • during existence on earth. This rhythm appears as a cosmic imitation
    • of his activity on earth. And into this imitative experience the
    • breathing during existence on earth. In conscious cosmic experience we
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    • moment of earthly development. The human organism is now so
    • in its earthly form cannot be a foundation for it, then the experience
    • less normal course of human life on earth. It differs in childhood
    • combination of facts. The evaluation of human earth-activity completed
    • which during life on earth grows up in the unconscious region of the
    • human being. This spiritual-psychic being represents whatever earthly
    • earthly life, because his physical and etheric organism with their
    • forms predestined from former earth life, make it impossible.
    • results of the earth-life can be transformed in the subsequent
    • arisen during earth-life in the spiritual and psychic part of him. For
    • future physical earth-organism. Man then still has a tendency to look
    • back at his earthly life because of his moral qualities acquired
    • death man lives turned towards the earth and is permeated with those
    • the earth, but he is indirectly connected with it through a
    • man during his presence on earth has developed into a real value in
    • earth. But for the development of the spirit-cell for the future
    • the earth. This he can only do by cutting himself loose at the same
    • earth begins. Man enters once more into the lunar sphere and finds
    • future life on earth.
    • contemplative and active sympathy with the earthly life of Christ and
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • surrounds it today! For as long as the earth has something new to display
    • — and the earth is forever making progress — for so long
    • on the earth in order to please the gods, but in order to learn! The
    • face of the earth was quite different when the soul incarnated for the
    • reached. We return to this earth when, and not until, there is something
    • differed from what it is today at the time when Christ was on the earth.
    • We do not come to the earth twice without being able to learn something
    • the earth. Just as human beings are surrounded by an aura, so, too,
    • earth's aura two thousand years ago would be quite different from
    • Himself on Sinai would one day come down to the earth, live in a human
    • come down to the earth. But I cannot conceive that the Being who revealed
    • the earth's aura was visible to him, when in that aura he beheld the
    • was not yet present in the earth's aura but He was still visibly present
    • lived on earth as a man in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Hence Christ
    • the earth, which could not yet have received Him. The most highly evolved
    • souls had, however, worked at the earth in such a way that the Christ
    • Spirit of the Earth. The microcosmic invariably tallies with the
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture II: Soul in the World around Us
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • the earth. They can only be conceived as having grown out of the whole
    • organism of the earth. But where is the being of which these rocks are
    • earth the process is accompanied by suffering and pain for the beings
    • as our earth comes into existence, the process is accompanied by pain and
    • planet and have their habitation in the center of the earth. You may
    • that the seed has been received into the. universal life of our earth.
    • our earth. The quality of soul in the animal is visually perceptible
    • single plants; the whole organism of the earth feels them, just as when
    • plant, you must turn to the earth as a whole in order to contact the
    • it in connection with the earth as a whole. The animal has a soul and
    • plant, the astral element, surrounds the whole earth. It is the collective
    • astrality of the earth that hovers like smoke above the plant when it
    • plant itself but are felt by the earth. The animal itself experiences
    • is astir in the whole astrality of our earth. The mineral kingdom is
    • of the earth, pain and happiness are experienced outside the plant itself.
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture III: The Nature and Being of Man
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • repudiating the laws of physical chemistry. In earthly existence the
    • when he assumed earthly form. In his first incarnation on earth he had
    • of the same combination of bodies. On our earth a being with a physical
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IV: Man Between Death and Rebirth
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • higher and higher stages as the result of what he achieves on earth. That
    • terrestrial world, we have the solid earth upon which we move about,
    • There is, of course, a great deal else in Devachan. All life on earth
    • like the sea and water systems of our earth. This flowing life in Devachan
    • similar to that between land and sea here on earth.
    • substantiality in Devachan that can be compared to the air on earth.
    • compared them with those of our earth.
    • fortuitous that the human being appears on the earth in successive
    • incarnations and passes through Devachan ever and again. The earth reveals
    • time to appear on the earth again. This archetype is, after all, the
    • the earthly and what comes from the spiritual world. Of this incorporation
    • again on the earth, the course of the process is the exact opposite
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • woven remains. If you try to picture the whole human race on the earth
    • the earth from the standpoint of Devachan, he perceives this web of
    • time that here on earth lie like veils over these relationships of the
    • all consciousness of the one who is still on earth; he can actually
    • unable to see physical colors and forms belonging to the earth because
    • find them again on earth. In many respects the purpose of incarnation
    • on earth is to forge bonds of ever greater intimacy. Companionship in
    • Devachan is, to say the least, as intimate as any life here on earth.
    • it is on earth; one experiences another's pain there as one's own. On
    • earth, greater or less personal prosperity is possible at the cost of
    • brought to make brotherliness a reality on the earth. A law that is
    • earth.
    • be said about the connection between the spiritual world and the earth.
    • gives it the impulse to descend again to the earth in order to make
    • for the descent into a new existence on earth.
    • Time factors come into consideration only insofar as the earthly
    • achieved. From the earth there comes to this soul, which has the form of a
    • of what draws the soul down to the earth and what it is that will
    • issues from a specific individuality. Now, before earthly fertilization,
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • such as our earth. Our earth, like man, has already existed in other
    • The preceding planetary embodiment of our earth was the Old Moon; the
    • four elements of earth, water, air, fire or warmth. For a modern physicist
    • on the earth is called
    • by the occultist, “earthy” or “solid”; a quartz
    • earth” for the occultist. Everything fluid, also fluid
    • as a condition but as something on a par with earth, water or air. On
    • Old Saturn you would have found no earth, water or air; warmth or fire
    • on the earth today was present. There was no mineral, plant or animal
    • an assemblage of spiritual beings. The earth, too, is an assemblage
    • Only on the earth has the clear day consciousness of the present time
    • move far, far over the earth and to give expression to cosmic facts.
    • of studying the evolution of the earth. In modern theosophical literature
    • laid in the earth, decays and carries over the form into a new existence.
    • the development of the earth is continually progressing, and also that
    • the earth if a severance had not taken place at a certain point of time.
    • and beings have now separated into a basic body which, during the earth
    • present moon and the substance of our earth with its beings, and combine
    • earth and moon you would have Old Moon.
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
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    • Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • Earth beforethe Lemurian Epoch
    • constitutes our present earth and present moon, remained as a kind of
    • of semi-solid, semi-fluid foundation. On the earth today we walk about
    • of our earth today has become comparatively static; volcanic activity
    • has to say on the subject of earthquakes and volcanic activity. Just
    • animal-plant kingdom, which could not exist as such on the earth today.
    • they are, become retarded. Thus, on the earth itself there were still
    • of evolution on the earth. These beings were obliged to create in their
    • inwardly connected with earth and sun evolution. To interpret a legend or
    • warmth was not yet constant. Today, on the earth, this has been achieved.
    • did later on the earth. Man is the figure he is today because the astral
    • the earth period. But if this process in the cosmos had taken place
    • stage. During the period of earth evolution, he succeeded, with the
    • for the evolution of the physical body, and on the earth man was to
    • of our earth, our own planet earth itself, then came forth from the
    • cosmic sleep. This first configuration of the earth was, of course,
    • quite different from its configuration today. When the earth emerged
    • took place later on. So enormous was the size of the earth that it reached
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VIII: Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs.
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    • Stages in the Evolution of our Earth.
    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • Earth.Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs.
    • covered the steps up to the Lemurian epoch in the evolution of our earth.
    • of the moon from the substance of the earth. The direct result of this
    • for man. In respect of form and temperature the earth at that time was
    • the earth densified and solid substances were formed. When in the lecture
    • strength and quality. Certain substances dissolved. The whole earth
    • of the earth, formations resembling islands emerged and the beings living
    • on the earth but in the sphere above the earth, in a fine, rarefied
    • souls who had descended to the earth too soon drew this kind of densest
    • on the earth men whose constitutions were least spiritual, while the
    • others were still living above the earth.
    • sphere above the earth. Men lived within this more ethereal sphere and
    • bodies became closer. Instead of hovering and floating above the earth,
    • man became a being who now trod the earth itself.
    • prematurely down to the earth from the atmosphere above it. For this
    • picture the earth in its seething fluid condition and man being led
    • by the luciferic beings too soon down to the earth on which continents
    • of fire above and on the earth. Through his evil lusts and magic will,
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IX: Man's Experience after Death
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • expression in the realm of earth to all their faculties, the more did the
    • of men not only here on earth but also in yonder worlds. When they told
    • disappeared from the earth. For this sojourn in the realm of spirit
    • epoch man still regarded the earthly world as maya, but things changed
    • would one day come down to the earth in order to unite with its very
    • lived on the earth as Christ. To his pupils Zarathustra proclaimed,
    • Sun Spirit would reveal Himself directly in the earth itself, in the
    • realities of earthly existence. Thus did Zarathustra inaugurate the
    • the earth, into the sheaths of Jesus of Nazareth at the Baptism in the
    • Jordan, and when the Mystery of Golgotha took place on the earth and
    • earthly events: the Christ passed into the earth's aura as the Spirit
    • of the earth. A new impetus had been given and could be perceived by
    • clairvoyance, for at that moment the earth's aura changed, revealing
    • incorporated in the earth's aura. At the moment when the blood that is
    • on Golgotha, at that moment the ego of Christ united with the earth. But
    • before the event of Golgotha, would not have seen in the earth's aura
    • earth, rebelled against the belief that this being could have died on the
    • he did not believe that this great spirit had dwelt on the earth in
    • of Damascus that in the earth's aura he beheld the Christ spirit,
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
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    • stages of earth evolution in Lemuria, Atlantis, and after Atlantis;
    • the earth.
    • the ego is being incorporated into the earth, that is to say, from the
    • the middle epoch of our earth's evolution, the significant point occurred
    • after the exit of the moon from the earth. Humanity has continued to
    • on the earth, races will be superseded. Karma will also then be
  • Title: The Story of the Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily: Lecture I
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    • “trüber Gast” (gloomy guest) on our Earth. Goethe
    • this Earth, such as tables and chairs and so on, are to the ordinary
    • gold, but he demanded fruits of the Earth, which they did not
    • fruits of the Earth. This is a profound wisdom; gold signifies the
    • onions. — Thus he demands the fruits of the Earth. Now by what
    • with the fruits of the Earth so that our sense-nature itself is taken
    • up by them, just as the fruits of the Earth would be accepted by the
    • except with the fruits of the Earth.” Then the
    • piece of gold and concealed it in a cleft of the Earth, and here the
    • Earth in the clefts of the rock, and there had met something
    • this concealed Temple which was in the clefts below the Earth is the
    • fruits of the Earth away with it, so that the old woman only has two
    • was led down into the clefts of the Earth to the Temple of
    • ascends through the cleft in the Earth. The Temple can now be set up
    • Thus the Temple ascended from the clefts of the Earth and is now
    • when he had completed his course on the Earth. After his death, this
    • Earth's insufficiency
  • Title: The Story of the Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily: Lecture II
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    • form a ladder between him and the super-earthly spheres, although
    • Thy earthly breast in Morning-Redness.”
    • Upon the dark Earth.”
    • into the clefts of the Earth and there attain perfection gradually.
    • represented, which is to be found in the clefts of the earth.
    • of the Earth; three cabbages, three onions and three artichokes. The
  • Title: Signs and Symbols: Lecture 1: The Birth of the Light
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    • This unity was present for men on earth only as long as the male and
    • In those ancient times men saw earthly events as a reflection of the
    • Earthly events are determined by what occurs in spiritual realms. Take
    • of ancient Persia. Man brought the sacrifice of the Bull down to earth
    • consisted of the passions that drag man down to earth, symbolized by
    • he first had to experience the descent of the Trinity to the earth
    • everything withdraws into the earth. When Christmas arrives, a turning
    • light. Christ brought to the earth what had existed from the
    • can be realized in man. He was the First on earth in Whom the Divine
    • walked on earth in a living shape for the first time. Before this time
    • there was on earth only the Path and the Truth. Now we have the Path,
    • person on earth, and now this Personality has descended even further
    • have the Christmas saying, “Peace to men on earth who are of good
    • its further development since the time when the earth with its
  • Title: Signs and Symbols: Lecture 2: The Christmas Festival as a Symbol of the Sun Victory
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    • over the earth at this time of year? In answering this question, we
    • memorial of a great event that once had taken place on earth. During
    • darkness ushered in. This also once took place on earth in a larger
    • that time, everything physical, all bodily life on earth had only
    • on earth at that time, prepared itself for the reception of the
    • him yet. The human soul descended to earth from a higher planet, and
    • the earth was now to become its field of action, its dwelling place.
    • evolution of man. Gradually, the constellation of earth, moon and sun
    • prospering of man on earth, and also for his fellow creatures, the
    • plants and animals. To grasp this connection of sun, moon and earth
    • with earth-man in the right way, one must make spiritually clear to
    • himself the whole development of man and earth. There was a time — so
    • ancient wisdom taught — when the earth was united with the sun and
    • 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
    • moon separated from the earth and formed an external relationship to
    • earth, and in it we live, weave and have our being.
    • Just as the earth was born from the body that also comprised the sun
    • and moon, so is man born from a spirit or soul to which the sun, earth
    • governs the sun and moon. By becoming an earth being, man became
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    • Earth, through this night thou too hast stood unshaken
    • So that again toward earth we turn our gazing,
    • warmth upon the earth. It was also celebrated by those who were unable
    • at the time when darkness on earth is greatest, when the outer sun has
    • and thousands of years on earth, but he must learn to survey the
    • thoughts toward the time when the earth had not yet become what it is
    • earth, and the earth, sun and moon still formed one body. Man already
    • whom no external sunlight shone. The sunlight was within the earth
    • inner nature of every earthly being. Then the moment arrived when the
    • sun separated from the earth and its light fell upon the earth from
    • without. The sun had withdrawn from the earth and the inner being of
    • his inner nature. Man must learn to know the things of earth by means
    • knew that this disc represented the earth. The illumined disc became
    • black sphere represented the earth. The sun, however, which ordinarily
    • irradiates the earth was concealed; the earth could no longer see the
    • sun. Then around the earth-disc, at the outer edge, rainbow colors
    • place of the black earth sphere. On it a Word was written. This Word
    • that the earth teems with the forces of birth. They were to learn that
    • at this time something happens in the inner being of the earth — the
    • time when the earth will have completed its evolution and the Light
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  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • earth, if we direct our gaze into the ranges of cosmic space, we are
    • manner covers the earth or meets us in the trees; and again we will do
    • of earth's robe of vegetation, so this too can set free within us a
    • earth as substance, as matter. We then feel matter living and weaving
    • penetrates into the depths of the earth.
    • part of the earth. When, let us say, we associate with miners, we
    • reach the inner portion of the earth, at any rate we enter regions in
    • into the realms of the earthly. If we keep in view these differences
    • the earth, and feeling ourselves united with what is active there, we
    • are really active in everything belonging to the earth, especially in
    • weave behind all that is earthy, and especially in all that pertains
    • from the surface of the earth; if on such a day we yield to such
    • beings. When we observe the plants as they come forth from the earth
    • the plants springing forth from the earth, we see them everywhere
    • in spring, when the earth is robing herself in green, to the occultist
    • forth that which is within the earth, so that the inner part of the
    • earth may become visible to the outer surrounding world, to the
    • the earth or the atmosphere, into that which happens in the different
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • plants are, so to speak, drawn out of the earth by certain beings
    • definite form, but flit over our earth, flashing and vanishing like
    • beings, we find when we descend into the depths of the earth and
    • nature-spirits of solid substance, or the nature-spirits of Earth. The
    • doing the work of drawing forth from the earth everything that grows
    • nature-spirits of earth, of water, and of air. There is a fourth
    • the same beings continually re-appear on our earth, and that these
    • a certain relation to what are called the elements of earth, water,
    • already drawn attention to the fact that for our earthly physical
    • world, for the earth as a whole with its various kingdoms of nature,
    • 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
    • earth, then — as was previously described — we must allow
    • veil of the physical world. Then the etheric body of the earth which
    • of the earth? We know that behind the etheric body is the astral body,
    • this represents the etheric body of the whole earth, with all its
    • the earth, something which, in relation to the whole earth and to all
    • certainly not so easy to penetrate to this astral body of the earth as
    • work in this or that region of the earth, changes according to the
    • different regions of the earth — in the northern part of the
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  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • upon the earth. In what we are able to learn from our direct
    • earth at one time, and another in another at a different time does in
    • the inner being of every man, no matter to what part of the earth he
    • that over the whole earth-sphere there can be mutual understanding of
    • the beings we have learnt to know as the nature-spirits of the earth;
    • water, earth — into the gaseous, fluid, and solid — in order
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • earth, water, and air, to that which lives in the nature kingdoms by
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • It will only light up in future earthly days as the real center of
    • earth-lives, so do these beings look up to That which towers above the
    • of the planet is a creation of the Spirits of Form. Our Earth-form is
    • also a creation of the Spirits of Form. Now with regard to our earth
    • we know that it is never at rest; that this earth is in a state of
    • our earth to-day is quite different from what was presented, for
    • Atlantean epoch the surface of the earth-globe, to-day covered by the
    • Thus the solid matter, the substance of the earth has been transformed
    • by its inner motion. The earth-planet is in a continual state of inner
    • during which the inner changes alter the earth's surface are
    • we do not merely include the solid earth in the planet, but also the
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • belonging to our Earth — if we seek for the center, the starting
    • you will ask about our Earth. In the sense of what has been expounded,
    • our Earth must also be a sort of flattened ball having its central
    • earth. In like manner we might take for granted that where Saturn,
    • not hollow. And nevertheless where you walk about on our Earth
    • walking about on a hollow. Our Earth itself, in so far as it is an
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • their moons (speaking of our earth we have our own moon) — and
    • functions, is perceptible. Thus to the earth-dweller the Earth is the
    • the Hierarchies, do we bring the earth relations to our esoteric
    • in his earth-development, and as leading the progress of civilisation.
    • part of the earth, that part of it which belongs to man. We have
    • beings has to do with the Earth-planet, so in like manner a similar
    • far as they cooperate in the occurrences of the earth-planet —
    • work there just as upon our earth. But if we ask the same question
    • Form, likewise has Jupiter, and also the earth, we must if we wish to
    • Earth, others upon Jupiter. That which they perform is an activity for
    • and look away from the humanity dwelling upon it — on our earth
    • which revolves round our earth, what forms of activity does occult
    • as human life upon the earth. An evolution resembling the human is not
    • are to be met with upon the earth; when an occultist uses such
    • which proceed from the intervention upon earth of the Angels, or the
    • do for mankind upon the earth. No such intervention takes place on the
    • forces which it encounters when, in contemplating the earth evolution,
    • charge of and lead earthly evolution from one epoch to another —
    • far down as the Archangels, are the same as upon our earth in the
    • system he finds in his immediate earthly environment none other than
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  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • appear to a dweller upon Earth, seen physically; but it is
    • past occurrences. Whereas we, on our earth, are contemporary with the
    • example. When we observe our own earth-moon by clairvoyant
    • our earth in its present form could not have endured the proximity of
    • earth-life is to be at all possible. If that which is there
    • animal life on the earth, nor the plant life, nor the activity in the
    • animal, plant, and mineral life upon the earth would be possible,
    • earth.
    • away the possibility that there really is an earth; for the earth as
    • conception, of what existed before an earth could possibly exist. For
    • what we there see was possible before the earth, and that which
    • later led to the production of the earth only became possible after
    • system before our present earth existed. And because we must so
    • our present earth by fixing our attention on what has remained upon
    • call the preceding condition of our earth, a moon-condition. We can,
    • use of a certain clairvoyant observation of our own earth as it is at
    • kingdoms of nature and observe our earth clairvoyantly, we see that
    • this earth beneath our feet and around us, as a physical planet,
    • that the old condition of our earth might pass over into our present
    • earth condition. We then have the impression that this transition has
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • forces which work in the beings of the kingdoms of nature on earth and
    • differences in the human races, all over the earth, but if we compare
    • species does not simply originate on the earth; rather does the animal
    • earth-planet from the other planets of our planetary system. We may
    • not to be sought upon the earth itself, but outside the earth in
    • work down with their forces at the right distance from the earth and
    • our earth, we should not actually have the multiplicity in the animal
    • ways from various directions on to the earth. In those past ages when
    • importance to the earth. These are all arranged in the stellar circle
    • Leo so that he supplants the Lion in relation to the earth; or that
    • from the other side he works qualifyingly when the earth is between
    • of our animal forms on the earth arose from the fact that the forces
    • the corresponding result upon the earth below. Here lie the forces
    • earth, but on one of the planets. That which with regard to man is to
    • be found on the earth, occult vision can only discover for the animal
    • man who has to accomplish something upon the earth which necessitates
    • principle of the earth itself — in the struggle for existence
    • to our planetary system, but are outside our earth.
    • This earth was preceded by the Moon-condition, during which man
    • When the earth was Moon — the old Moon, not the present one
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    • chosen for the reason that in the kingdom which we on earth describe
    • planets which exist outside the earth. And we have shown that the
    • which is common to all, from the earth to the rest of the planets of
    • world, or in the realm of what our earth directly offers us, but in
    • planets, and permeating our earth-planet livingly; in order to
    • to be sought upon the earth itself; hence it appears to the earth as
    • life sent down by the individual planets which permeate the earth from
    • in the principal substances of the earth's organism. Thus we have
    • certain mineral main substances of the earth's organism of which we
    • which externalize as etheric streams in the organism of the earth.
    • have also so referred the principal substances of our earth-organism
    • find that the life stream which permeates the earth directly from him
    • earth-organism, bears a still greater resemblance to the planet
    • itself, for Mercury stands nearer to the earth than the other planets.
    • in their totality on the earth from the planets of the system. Thus we
    • determined through the different positions of the sun to the earth in
    • shines upon the earth.
    • etheric streams also pass down from the sun as such to the earth.
    • earth. This resulted in a certain basic substance being formed, which
    • sun and work something into the earth which is actually a rebel
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  • Title: Lecture: The Ten Commandments
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    • recount the generations, or what proceeds from heaven and earth,” and
    • and earth” as later on where it reads, “This is the book of the
    • of man's proceeding out of heaven and earth the same word is used as
    • earth, nor between heaven and earth. You shall not worship anything
    • evolution of our earth were not able to recognize the “I am,” the
    • what was to occur on earth through Christ was foretold in the Old
    • merely to heaven or down merely to the earth when they spoke of the
    • divinity who is involved with the creation of the earth!
    • into man as we now know him was the incorporation on earth of his ego.
    • the earth, in heaven or between heaven and earth, because everything
    • the crown of earth's creation by what he perceives in his ego. No
    • that appears above in the heavens, or that works out of the earth, or
    • between heaven and earth. You shall not worship anything that is below
  • Title: Lecture: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • earth. Thus, the new influence in the astral body had to be presented
    • well-being on earth shall be their reward.”
    • down to earth as the power of love and harmony. Therefore, Christ
    • permeated the earth for three years with their powers. This had to
    • cosmic-earthly laws of evolution; otherwise, people would not have
    • same whether a person lives in the physical world here on earth or has
    • here on earth, he can still experience the Christ event in the
    • this, our earth, without reason. If, however, a person fails to
    • acquire an understanding for the Christ event here on earth, the
    • wait until his next return to the earth, until a new birth in order
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • it occupied countless souls on earth, but from it have flowed for
    • countless earth-souls spiritual life-blood, strength of soul,
    • written them not with earthly means, but with impulses from the
    • certain time in the Earth evolution, namely in the Lemurian time, only
    • understanding of the mission of the Earth, for that which should
    • develop for the first time on the Earth for the Ego after the 21st
    • nothing else in the field of earth-existence, man could only become
    • and developed through the Bodhisatva in earth evolution after
    • the periphery of the earth, in the interplay of the forces of the
    • earth.
    • discrepancy. All that is in the periphery of the earth, this does not
    • before on earth, because already in the old Moon-time it had separated
    • itself from the earth.”
    • As it is true that a man can lay a seed in the earth, and that many
    • experience. Not the Christ Who was on earth — the soul does not
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    • the earth, not only those things which stem from the evolution of the
    • earth itself, but it is possible for man to tune his soul in such a
    • earth-mission.” Whoever can attain this trust in this inflow from
    • Earth-evolution, for it leads man to a certain understanding, to a
    • the course of human epochs have spread over the surface of the earth,
    • race to which they belonged, even to the region of the earth in which
    • himself on earth, something of those secrets of existence, for
    • hearts are to be strong for work on earth. But this already shows that
    • religious systems of the earth the secrets of initiation were always
    • religions spread out over the earth, all of which point back to this
    • confessions on earth: A man will go to the adherents of any religious
    • this religion, after having lived through many incarnations on earth
    • this incarnation which the Buddha has to go through on earth is the
    • Buddha could again at some time appear upon the earth in a physical
    • is true that that individuality who lived as Bodhisatva on earth and
    • on earth, in that we recognize the truth which they have to give. Yes,
    • strictest Buddhist this truth, that the Bodhisatva who was on earth
    • which made it possible for him no longer to descend to earth. This is
    • on the earth.
    • earth there is another form of religion, and that those who understand
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    • When, out of that existence which is called the pre-earthly, the human
    • being first grows through the germinal state into the physical-earthly
    • body; how the child sleeps, as it were, into the physical-earthly
    • the capacity for movement suited to the human being in the earthly
    • of its presence in the pre-earthly existence. Spiritual science can
    • show us how this exists in the pre-earthly life. The earliest sounds
    • How did walking, speaking, thinking appear in the pre-earthly life?
    • last period before the earthly birth. There one sees the human
    • fact that we are thinking beings. Here on this earth we mutually
    • acquired out of the pre-earthly intercourse with the Angels. This
    • also with other human beings who are there in the pre-earthly
    • stage of his earthly life.
    • pre-earthly life, we find that these forces are acquired out of
    • intercourse he is permitted to experience during the pre-earthly
    • manifestation in the forces of the earthly life of speech, by means of
    • follow this process as we go back to the pre-earthly existence; we can
    • that class of Beings has bestowed upon us for the life on earth. We
    • the earth, its action, its walking, its behavior — everything
    • perpendicular to the earth. Within this striking in of the moral, of
    • pre-earthly life is here reactivated. If to the prayer-like formula,
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    • reference to the pre-earthly human life to which attention was
    • these abstract, intellectualistic concepts, we look at pre-earthly
    • no body, no organism, in the pre-earthly life, as we still possessed
    • error one can surrender oneself only during the earthly life between
    • birth and death. As long as we live in the pre-earthly existence, it
    • are something quite different in the pre-earthly life and in the
    • earthly existence. When we come upon a corpse somewhere in the world,
    • human being as we possess this in the earthly existence gives us a
    • during the earthly life do not come into existence of themselves in
    • we possessed in the pre-earthly existence. With the same certainty
    • pre-earthly existence in living thought.
    • pre-earthly existence. We do not quite rightly understand the earthly
    • thinking until we look upon it as the residue of the pre-earthly
    • then will one look back in the right way to the pre-earthly existence
    • conception and birth, brought over into the earthly existence
    • something out of the pre-earthly life. The living nature of ancient
    • from the living pre-earthly existence, if earthly thinking had already
    • that even at present there remains a final residue of pre-earthly
    • a free being in the course of earthly evolution.
    • formation of the whole human evolution on earth.
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    • wandering about on the earth. This state of things came gradually but
    • must grow old in earthly life — however young we may still be.
    • earth-evolution.
    • There you will find that the earth is shown as a heritage of other
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon existences. But the first earth-epoch was only
    • the repetition of earlier world-existences. On the earth there have
    • Then came the earth period proper. But this earth period proper, this
    • were really unwritten pages. Now the earth was new — new for
    • the first time. Since the fifteenth century the earth has been new.
    • Before then human beings lived on the earth with much they inherited.
    • century the earth has become new for the first time. Before then
    • who went about on the earth, but for all that they were real. Even in
    • Nothingness. People began to sense: The earth has in fact become new.
    • have become of the earth without the Christ Event. — Suppose
    • there had been no Christ Event. The earth as it lives in man's
    • those who were born on earth to become the young of recent decades,
    • Golgotha a Spirit-Being came into the earth from realms beyond the
    • earth. In earlier times this was grasped with ancient powers of the
    • freedom in earth-evolution. And in face of the Nothingness we need an
    • willing to concern itself with the earthly. But since the fifteenth
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    • the spiritual plane. It was stated that repeated earth-lives —
    • earthly guise, must be clothed in terms of materialistic thinking. So
    • goes through all earth-lives. They said: If I am now living on the
    • Earth, and come back again after hundreds of years, the atoms will be
    • into the next earth-life. It was called the “permanent atom”.
    • the truth of repeated earth-lives, into a truth that can only be
    • earth-lives, clothe this in such a way that they talk about the
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    • earth. External science cannot get much beyond, shall I say, a
    • paleontology of the soul. Just as in the earth we find fossils,
    • pre-earthly existence had for a long time been wiped out. Western
    • permeates this physical earth-being.”
    • It was only living thinking in pre-earthly existence. During the
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    • of the pre-earthly existence of the soul has been lost. If we take
    • For a long time existence before the descent into a physical earthly
    • of pre-earthly existence and unites with his physical body in order
    • to use it as an instrument on earth between birth and death —
    • surely as the child, from its first movement on earth, is a human
    • in a certain respect. The child comes into earthly existence from a
    • pre-earthly world of soul and spirit. We observe, revealing itself
    • need again the divine which leads the human being out of pre-earthly
    • earthly existence. When we speak of confidence between men in the
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    • than by man permeating himself with something not of this earth. Not
    • of this earth in the sense that when man only lets soul and body
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    • can enter earthly evolution only as revelation.
    • idea: There is a divine weaving streaming around the earth just as in
    • surrounding the earth, which are graven into men as thoughts. Whereas
    • which souls living in the Middle Ages had in an earlier earth-life
    • the men who in their previous earth-life had already felt the world
    • earth-life was experienced as tragedy.
    • life on earth before the sixth or seventh century, particularly
    • longer lived from their previous earth-life the impulse that thought
    • this. For although the sense for the individual past earth-life had
    • but subconsciously) from which we were torn in our previous earthly
    • our earthly environment? And the leaders who were asked unconsciously
    • first to bring with them out of their previous earth-life the tragedy
    • earth. But when one gazes from the earth out into limitless space, it
    • cannot simply draw a radius from the earth and prolong it into
    • and got the answer: “I have to revolve with the earth and even
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    • solution — that when the child enters earthly existence he
    • earthly existence. But the child should not come to a more and more
    • much, let us say, as he will know at the end of earth evolution —
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    • cured of certain childlike religious ideas by the Lisbon earthquake,
    • forces in the earth? — Especially in these decisive moments of
    • of the Earth, to me art nearer.”
    • the earth-spirit to approach him. And when at the beginning of the
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    • earthly existence from super-sensible, spiritual worlds, from his
    • pre-earthly existence. My dear friends, it is never the head that
    • recognizes what man brings with him out of his pre-earthly life. The
    • head is made for the purpose of grasping what is on the earth. And on
    • the earth there is only the physical part of man. The head
    • and comes from pre-earthly existence. In the particular coloring the
    • the human being has brought down from pre-earthly existence; and
    • teacher as coming out of pre-earthly existence. A young child has the
    • tendency to feel the outer human form in its earthly shape; from his
    • of his pre-earthly existence.
    • only happen when he is able to behold the pre-earthly. But he can
    • it is a bringing down of pre-earthly existence into the life of the
    • on activating the individuality of the soul, upon the pre-earthly
    • pre-earthly. The pre-earthly sheds its light through every movement
    • find that it is what rises up from the previous earth-life or series
    • of earth-lives into the present life of the soul, and what is
    • earth into the present. Not only the pre-earthly existence but
    • in his successive earth-lives.
    • over from repeated earth-lives can work between man and man, and
    • earth-lives. This will not be achieved unless we draw into our
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    • earth-catastrophe, to the seventh or eighth millennium before Christ,
    • forth the plants from the earth. In a certain way they saw — it
    • our foot, we come into a different relation to the earth and to the
    • natural that during a certain period of the year the earth breathes
    • say: During the summer the earth sleeps, gives herself up to the
    • this power of the sun pours into the earth's unconsciousness.
    • Summer is the sleep of the earth. Winter is her waking. During the
    • winter the earth thinks through her own forces what during the summer
    • heavens. During the winter the earth works over in her own being what
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    • what occurs nowhere else in the earthly world around us. He takes in
    • untruth upon the earth. We must acquire the vision of Michael who
    • shows us that what is material on earth does not merely pass through
    • what is in the earth begins to be transformed into the new life, into
    • realms into our earthly realm. He does not force himself upon us.
    • pre-earthly life is still working. Here we find, if we nurture it,
    • out of super-sensible worlds into the earthly life and manifests
    • earth, for whom we prepare a vehicle by carrying out a living art of
    • incarnated on the earth. And you will have to learn to have faith in
    • man is to make the Spirit, which without Him would not be on earth,
    • earth. He did not take man away to an earthly life in the heavens.
    • The human being must permeate his earthly life by a mediating
    • developed in the right way, will bring peace upon earth.
    • teach the child about the mysteries of earthly existence. Only when
    • earthly life.
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    • physical events of the earth. It will be necessary to prepare
    • Now you know that our Earth evolution was preceded by another;
    • beings which we meet in the earthly sphere, that is, in the mineral,
    • the one which exists in the various kingdoms of the earth. Consider,
    • that we as human beings who experience ourselves in earthly
    • influence our earthly evolution, we find that they have already
    • permeates the earth, so this eighth sphere of evolution to which
    • Earth evolution which is the fourth evolutionary stage; then
    • Form Spirits just as our earth belongs to us, but which, as the eighth
    • sphere, permeates our earth and our organism with the exception of our
    • Conversely, think of all that presses us down upon the earth, all that
    • intention to make the kingdom of man and the rest of the earth,
    • into our earthly human existence.
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    • Moon and has continued during the Earth evolution. But
    • Earth: Moon, Sun, Saturn evolution; the development which has
    • the human being only during the Earth evolution.
    • guide in their earthly undertakings and, on the other hand, toward
    • Then the Mystery of Golgotha entered Earth evolution, and we know that
    • it signifies the union of a super-earthly Being with the Earth
    • with the human earth being. What did this signify for Earth
    • evolution? Through this event, Earth evolution first received
    • its real meaning. The earth would not have its meaning if man were to
    • develop on this earth with his senses and the intellect bound to the
    • of light streaming down from sun and stars upon the earth, but if he
    • Divine. Under these conditions the earth would never have attained its
    • meaning, for the waking human being and the earth belong together. The
    • sleeping human being is not conscious of his connection with earthly
    • body which has passed through death, Earth evolution has taken
    • a forward bound. The whole Earth evolution has acquired a new
    • and Moon states and the Earth evolution had begun, that
    • opposing spirits down upon the earth,” that is, through this
    • of the head, through mere human, earthly wisdom or cleverness. And
    • united itself with the earth through the Christ impulse and which must
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    • the fourth sphere of evolution. We know that the Earth
    • the Earth evolution. If we keep in mind these four sequential
    • formations of the earth planet to which, of course, mankind as such
    • Earth. Let this be characterized by this circular plane (Dr.
    • Creator Beings when the Earth has passed through three further stages
    • together over the whole earth once it has spread. This is the
    • united Himself with the Earth evolution the situation has
    • turn against. Man must remain united with Earth evolution so
    • tendency to permeate our thought contents with ordinary earthly
    • development has passed beyond the middle point of Earth evolution.
    • time, however, earth humanity's evolution is on the descending path.
    • Physical Earth evolution has entered the descending path at a
    • age; that is, prior to the Atlantean catastrophe, Earth
    • the earth in numerous regions we walk already over the earth crust in
    • Earth evolution in good geology books of our day and you will
    • find that physical science has come to the conclusion that the earth
    • beyond the Earth evolution to its subsequent evolutionary
    • earth substances. You say the same in the case of the animal, the same
    • beings would set human beings free of Earth evolution; it would
    • not yet been taken hold of by the decline of Earth evolution,
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    • If we try to make clear to ourselves the way in which Earth
    • various events in relation to the central point of Earth evolution;
    • you know, the Mystery of Golgotha through which the whole Earth
    • civilized earth of that age permeated all human willing and feeling.
    • Mysteries extends over the civilized earth of that time. In the course
    • human beings still meet the doctrine of repeated earth lives with the
    • objection that human beings do not remember their previous earth
    • remember their former earth lives. For I ask you: what does man
    • earth life. For we must first have thought about that which we are to
    • upon former earth lives. And there are not so few human beings who are
    • brain will have the possibility of remembering former earth lives. But
    • earth lives, but if it has not prepared this retrospect, it cannot
    • to take into account previous earth lives.
    • again to earth. A source of inner thoughts and sensations will arise
    • previous earth life. While he was not united with the life of the
    • earth, this external earth life has actually undergone a change. He
    • in the period during which he was absent from the earth. His thinking
    • walk, we stand, and so forth; we describe certain lines on the earth.
    • into the earth culture through the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • had not entered Earth evolution: the human being would have his
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    • since the human being has participated, during his repeated earth
    • show that the conquest of the whole earth by the Romans constituted a
    • Romans were justified in ruling the earth. One of these proofs is the
    • understand the inner spirit of Earth evolution.
    • the evolution of the earth and of mankind in particular moves in a
    • descending line. Earth humanity and the evolution of the earth itself
    • to be taken seriously admit that the earth crust is in a process of
    • the sensuous-earthly forces. And mankind, in its evolutionary process,
    • the fact that we have already passed beyond the pinnacle of Earth
    • the evolution of the Earth through the Saturn,
    • Sun, and Moon states right into the Earth state.
    • preparation, as a pre-state. Only upon the Earth itself did man, as he
    • of the Earth.
    • Angeloi during the Moon period. During the Earth period
    • Earth evolution, in a very advanced state, so that we had to be
    • is the case with us in descending Earth evolution: since the Earth
    • very seriously, that we have already entered the period of Earth
    • Jupiter — the next state of Earth evolution —
    • look back into the evolution of the Earth, we find the
    • At the beginning of Earth becoming we have to do with a
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    • evolution of earth humanity in a way which becomes comprehensible only
    • today are completely foreign to that ancient earth population. There
    • in the atmosphere of the earth. The air was the soul. This is it no
    • that the air of the earth has become soul-void, making it impossible
    • the Christ Event, breaks in upon the evolution of the earth, yet
    • difference in the earth process. Expressing this in a comprehensive
    • evolution of the earth. The Mystery of Golgotha signifies the
    • prior to the Mystery of Golgotha when the earth had an atmosphere
    • Today, the earth has an atmosphere which is devoid of this soul
    • the earth. Thus, also from the soul-spiritual aspect, air and light
    • underwent a change in the course of the Earth evolution.
    • in which Earth evolution unfolded. Air and light have changed
    • different from those in which our souls lived in previous earthly
    • to enter Earth evolution really should enter and not be
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    • On Earth
    • social and economic conditions of the earth, the war could not last
    • These subconscious impulses bind us together here on earth, but they
    • spite of the latter's being here on earth. They take along with them,
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    • On Earth
    • him to work into human life not merely from the super-earthly
    • standpoint, but directly from the standpoint of the earthly. He had to
    • prepare himself to descend to the earth itself, to emulate, as it
    • starting point here upon the earth and to be active henceforth from
    • the point of view of the earth. From the forties to the end of the
    • super-earthly sphere which borders immediately on the earthly sphere.
    • fact. If this fact, mirrored in the earthly events, is observed in it
    • upon the earth. These spiritual beings who up to the forties produced
    • region bordering the earthly world. They have been cast down among men
    • upon the earth with everything they could bring with them.
    • at the end of the seventies; the pushing down upon the earth of
    • we have on earth for those who may be said to be of good will —
    • have on earth the counter-striving spirits who deceive us into denying
    • down upon the earth are chiefly spirits of falsehood who, as spirits
    • If one learns to know those human beings who descended to earthly
    • life of the earth, where they now are among human beings. One
    • repeated in the subsequent one. Behind the earthly events of our days
    • the descent of the Archangel Michael into our earth region.
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    • three years before he descended to earth his soul was in the
    • earth. Up to 1879 Nietzsche's spiritual development had
    • on earth. For Wagner was born in 1813; the battle of spirits
    • had been cast to earth. Nietzsche was in the midst of things
    • when the spirits began to roam around here on earth. Wagner's
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    • originate in a threefold manner, yet in the soul on earth they
    • to earth. Richard Wagner, born in 1813, took at first no part
    • and that of Nietzsche on earth. Nietzsche read every phrase of
    • spiritual realms began to be transferred to earth after the
    • from the spirits of darkness, already descended upon earth.
    • Nietzsche's environment on earth. Our view of life will have to
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    • spiritual cultures on earth, and because she had never gone
    • appear before us? Here upon this earthly globe we can
    • impossible here on earth. When two people — just and
    • in the course of the earth evolution certain things happen
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    • earth-forces, the etheric body dissolves within the cosmic
    • truths concerning repeated earth lives remain by no means
    • repeated earth lives, and so forth, then these are mere words.
    • During earth life they must not overwhelm us; they should use
    • over beyond earth life. Our head itself is a sphere, and this
    • the earth element. The liver, which conceals in particular the
    • organs are connected with the earth element, though not
    • the earth element, and the liver in regard to the watery
    • element. If you examine the earthly qualities of plants
    • entire earthly life of a human being, and count each single
    • within this cosmic process the earth once arose. In the end the
    • earth, when the entropy is fulfilled, will be consumed in
    • consideration only the forces which formed the earth out of the
    • Christ-Jesus points to these things: Heaven and earth shall
    • survives the destruction of the earth and lives on into the
    • earth-life first, but then continue into other metamorphoses.
    • energy is correct, but that other saying: Heaven and earth
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    • transformed the earth as man's dwelling-place, up to our own time,
    • theosophical movement, matters were so represented as if the earth
    • character, and the Ego, Earth character. When we keep in mind
    • be spread over the whole earth. For the essential in the next period
    • localities, but spread over the entire earth. These individual people
    • will be scattered over the whole earth, and within the whole earth
    • express it strongly, one could say: The whole earth with all it
    • even the sixth “race” starts from one point on the earth,
    • their egoity; they will indeed be there over the whole earth with the
    • physiognomy of our earth: a possibility will be prepared for the
    • This is the meaning of earthly evolution, that man acquires more and
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    • instruments were not there, in order to express on earth the
    • civilisation of our earth.
    • external history. What is unearthed in the latter really appears
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    • earth. Do not take it amiss, if I attempt to say to you what I really
    • indeed first became earthly man through the Ego and its development.
    • old moon. Man is man on the earth. We know that. On the old moon, it
    • preparation for the Ego-evolution. The beginning of our earth
    • earth-man the Christ lived in order to inspire the Ego — so for
    • certain human beings must be so inspired on earth, through grace, in
    • the earth. They say: Now, that signifies the prominence of the sun.
    • earth, there is nothing for the occultist. But forces are streaming
    • the earth, this wandering body in flesh, the Christ Jesus; but
    • which for that epoch of our earthly evolution was quite especially
    • active on that part of the earth called Palestine. And one could see
    • Jesus in Palestine were the paths of the sun-force come down to earth.
    • forces work on into the earth. Therefore a kind of repetition of the
    • earth and develops his ego. Man formerly lived on the moon, then it
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    • transformation which appeared in earthly evolution through the
    • in regarded as the highest Being ever seen on the Earth.
    • know indeed that the preview: incarnation of the Earth before
    • it became Earth was Old Moon, and in many of the phenomena
    • the Moon-Incarnation of the Earth, at the time which preceded
    • our earthly development.
    • nature, there would be nothing born on the Earth, were it not
    • which is the satellite of our Earth. All birth in the various
    • of Cosmology by saying: when the Moonlight falls on the Earth,
    • the Earth. In those pre-Christian ages one did not turn in the
    • believe that through the rays of the Sun falling on the Earth
    • Earth, but has to be ascribed to the resent Sun, which appears
    • course of his earthly evolution, that consciousness which
    • because only through consciousness can the goal of earthly
    • earth. You must receive this consciousness from the giver, the
    • earthly development which has now become the most important
    • the Earth.”
    • feel to-day in our present life on Earth, has not as yet any
    • seed for our next earthly life. That of which St.
    • its reality, that we may say, is the seed for the next earthly
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    • feel ourselves as earthly human beings — that means
    • earthly humanity, from the very start of earthly evolution to
    • the very end of Earth-life. In that way we can feel ourselves
    • as members of the entire earthly humanity. Of course, we only
    • earthly humanity, for it becomes clear to us that in the 5th
    • incarnation for the next; from this earthly existence they pass
    • ove