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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • the heavenly bodies in general. Thus, the overall outlook on the
    • consideration of human freedom is too pronounced on the part of the
    • will generally achieve nothing at all. There is one rare exception
    • as a fact in the literal sense of the word. Even in this area a birth
    • several profound meanings but among the many interpretations it
    • on himself. Through insignificant alterations the loftiest heights are
    • be simple to reiterate that one were free of fantasies, illusion and
    • soul and for awhile all our surroundings, be they of the era, the
    • not to one man, one family. They are not part of one generation or one
    • utterances are formed out of this clarity. Only if this has become the
    • by patience, perseverance and loving devotion toward the cosmic
    • this path. They, too, require most diligent patience and perseverance.
    • actual alteration of the soul, that relate to the most profoundly
    • even if they are not followed with patience and perseverance. They can
    • Another point of consideration is that in order to awaken in the soul
    • a wise man's utterances in like manner as a child's babblings,
    • utterances have lost their edge and have become kind and filled with
    • The soul eye does not take as long. It requires several months in one,
    • coupled with perseverance. There are the great levers of spiritual
    • virtues, humility, gentleness and perseverance.
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • was dependent on the size of the brain, and that women, on average,
    • generally in present day literature: ‘Zur Kritik der
    • have taken too short a time span into consideration, one has only to
    • ‘the women's question’ in general, but this also, like
    • the concept of Woman, is an unacceptable generalisation. One should
    • not really speak of the women's question in general at all, because
    • course, there is also the general social question concerning women
    • exercises his general right to vote, or even debates in Parliament
    • alongside the general inclination arising from practical life,
    • that the trend of our age has generated this desire for academic
    • solve the questions of Life and co-operate in all the cultural
    • have a similar relation to the average person in the street as does a
    • Thus this name was called the unutterable Name of God, the name which
    • from this point of view. Compare a savage with an average European,
    • average European has worked something into his astral body. He says
    • practicing occultist, the way in which a Wagner opera works on the
    • temperament and general abilities. If someone is short-tempered, this
    • become a different person. His habits and temperament must change;
    • of the human being in general, so that it is gradually recognised.
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • eats. Now, we shall have several things to say on this point.
    • only need allude to this generally familiar fact, that speaking
    • is composed of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and mineral
    • appears to be a conglomeration of chemical events.
    • the vegetable, animal and mineral kingdoms, and with it they
    • mineral kingdoms. We must realize that plants represent the direct
    • and that is brought about through the degeneration and dissolution
    • generated by the disintegration of protein. Inner light is produced
    • in appropriate moderation in each individual man. Each individual
    • liberates him internally to the substances derived from plants.
    • investigated, it will generally be found that they eat meat.
    • I am speaking here of human nature in general,
    • counteracting the rigor of specialization within them. Particularly
    • those, such as literary people, who need to connect thoughts in
    • The physical-mineral body man has in common with the
    • mineral kingdom.
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • familiar with the general background of his anthroposophical
    • rather have the patience and perseverance, the will, to penetrate more
    • nevertheless that many a time when people — even in considerable
    • now be operative in human culture and its concerns. Men will thereby
    • appear 3,000 years after our present era and will speak of the Christ
    • he who will appear three thousand years after our era as the Maitreya
    • before the Christian era. The being who incarnated in Jeshu ben
    • possible to keep hidden very much longer — is generated. It can
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • the evening after the day's work they are generally too tired to be
    • were, to see both sides of a problem. Generally, people see only one side,
    • exasperating simply because of its effect on ourselves. The more we
    • judgment. Then you are taking into consideration what there is in the
    • in all cases we might well refrain from a considerable portion of the
    • The physical-mineral body man has in common with the
    • mineral kingdom.
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • because it takes into consideration the development of the human soul.
    • In natural science it is admitted that a mere descriptive enumeration
    • extent have reached our knowledge through literature, were functions
    • the beginning of our era. Humanity, which unlike the individual human
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • beginning of our own era. That which we know as the Mystery of
    • babbling sounds somewhat like the utterances of Sibyls or mediums.
    • conscious utterance of the nature of thought, that is to say, until
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms. He will learn to say, “That
    • generated in the spiritual world made possible the harmonization of
    • consider it heretical. Justin said, “Heraclites, Socrates and Plato were
    • that Christ did not descend from hierarchy to hierarchy and only
    • Atlantean era the soul organs, the organs that underlie thinking, feeling
    • those who felt the coming derangement of the ego, so that although all
    • different degrees of derangement in egos given over to elemental beings.
    • reiterated, I should say, expressing symbolically, of course, what is quite
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Several hundred years ago, the dawning of the modern scientific age
    • I don't want to beat around the bush with all kinds of general
    • preferably be symbolic images that do not need to correspond with the
    • vague talk of “spirit” in general. Many people today feel the
    • mysteries, men like Heraclitus and Plato, were called “Christians”
    • Heraclitus and Plato, were called “Christians” by the
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • generals over-reacted to the Russian mobilization and interpreted it
    • political decisions were made by generals who managed to spread the
    • it was not generated from a goal, but exploded and then developed its
    • breaking the wings of this being. Rather, the interaction of the two
    • see how the meaning of this interaction could easily be misunderstood.
    • generally admitted that there is a Lucifer or an Ahriman, but in so
    • tradition. In part, these legends refer generally to ancient pagan
    • spiritual level. The old way of spiritual interaction with the earth
    • evolution of mankind in general.
    • consideration we must adopt a mode of perception by which neither
    • In this connection the various nationalities differ considerably from
    • several lecture series
    • entire war literature contains something rather unpleasant. True, some
    • into consideration the underlying causes that made this World War a
    • life situations are assessed, and even more frequently in the general
    • This trend has been on the increase for several centuries. Ahriman has
    • decades several men there aspired to profound accomplishments, for
    • Hamerling in the area of literature,
    • The war broke out and the author of the article sent several letters
    • scientific writings in Kürschner's Deutsche National-Literatur.
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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,
    • upwards to the spirits of the higher hierarchies, enabling them to
    • spirit self that is nurtured by the beings of the higher hierarchies
    • belief, and their work should be of the nature of cooperation among
    • in family relationships, for what must remain will not be eradicated.
    • Russia with the Slavic world in general, declares that the war is
    • we see therein only evil, wickedness, degeneration, senselessness. If
    • not filled merely with evil and degeneration. It is our aim to realize
    • the higher hierarchies, and that will flow into the souls of men when
    • connected with the forces of the higher hierarchies. May there be with
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • a little more than what we are able to see through the generally accepted
    • Generally speaking, we
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • the operation of natural forces, and these discoveries have brought about a
    • one presented by that vanished era. Such a survey would show us the life
    • This answer is perfectly correct, generally speaking. Accordingly it
    • Yet anyone who is satisfied with the general terms of this quite correct
    • recent centuries, and more especially our modern era, have given a
    • affecting life in a way which must extend beyond the limits of generalities.
    • tolerable as long as human interest is strongly attracted by the other factor
    • account of them between 1850 and 1860, an era when such things were still
    • to new answers. His mental attitude would have to be adopted more generally,
    • I am quite aware that these ideas have undergone considerable change up to
    • referring as out of date. But that is not the subject under consideration. The
    • sun's heat at a constant temperature. No more barren perspective of the
    • generation swallows such things, and pretends to believe them, is a symptom of
    • scholars of future eras will some day have to expend much acumen. Goethe
    • For this reason the literature of Spiritual Science has to be conceived
    • differently from other literature. Scientific literature imparts certain
    • results with which we acquaint ourselves. The literature of Spiritual Science
    • Though this fact is little recognized, and the literature of Spiritual Science
    • beings. So general recognition will be accorded to Spiritual Science also,
    • energy which operates to unfold and wither the plant world in the course of
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • considerably longer time) — even this may be regarded as mere
    • reality this is only a collateral effect — as it were a by-product of
    • Their bringing of death to man is only a collateral effect — an
    • generally unveiled. For the proper function of the very forces which —
    • order.” This again is only a collateral effect.
    • relationship to the third Hierarchy — the Angels, Archangels and
    • content: literal content will be of far less importance for mankind as
    • dependence on the third Hierarchy — on the Angels, Archangels and
    • mystery of evil. For evil is in many ways a collateral effect of what
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • development, which began in the 15th century of our Christian era, is
    • average about 2000 years. Therefore much remains to be done in this
    • era, become quite explicable when one knows that the task of our era
    • difficult considerations of economics, in the areas of capital and
    • Therefore, the main consideration is not merely to think of what lies
    • I would like to discuss one question from the viewpoint of general
    • most of us will say: Nowadays we generally regard the entrance of many
    • liberate and preserve it for the next period. During this period, a
    • raised to universal humanity, but when the Folk Spirit co-operates
    • to the generally recognized impulses of truth in society.
    • moderate social democratic forces.
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • upon so many aspects of art and general human interest of bygone times
    • supremely true utterance, consisting of a gesture of the hand, was
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • And so it was only in the very recent past, in the era after
    • general.
    • jurisprudence in literature and in science.
    • literature on law is a veritable martyrdom for sound thinking; one
    • idolised and venerated as the pure, natural scientific thinking which
    • historic impulse came into operation. For a period of time a certain
    • directed, not by racial considerations, not by what develops out of
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • considerable difference in this respect in the first, second and third stage
    • our present time — and the present extends over a long period of several
    • All sorts of questions arise from these considerations, questions that are
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • the being is taken into consideration. No account whatever is taken of
    • into the general consciousness.
    • general idea is that man, as a physical structure, consists of the
    • in the blood there is also present what is generally called the warmth
    • apparently so. The solid structure is generally regarded as if it were
    • constant interaction between the aeriform organism within us and the
    • activates the will, generates impulses of will. — How does the
    • Ego generate impulses of will? From a different point of view we have
    • astral body brings these forces of feeling into physical operation in
    • The astral body which comes to expression in feeling operates through
    • only general, abstract ideas of this interpenetration; we will reach a
    • It is generally believed that deep, dreamless sleep contributes
    • If you read the literature of modern psychology you will find the most
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • further ado, to build a bridge from these imponderable, incorporeal
    • take these things into consideration if we are to reach a view of the
    • world view, this is a conglomeration from a primeval nebula, and
    • but they operate within him nevertheless. They become free when he
    • is generally called ‘moral’ represents no more than a subordinate
    • today and has already penetrated into the general consciousness of
    • view of the universe has taken root so strongly in the general
    • order in general, nothing could be contributed towards the progress of
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • In so far as we are contemplative beings, thought operates in
    • will operates in us. It is not the case in human nature, nor is
    • speaking, deliberate intent and absence of intent, volition and
    • beyond our organic life and pass over to activity that is liberated,
    • complicated process in operation there remains just as hidden from
    • does the metabolic process operate in man when will is ever more and
    • more unfolded in love? It operates in that, as man performs such
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • which, although it is also generally celebrated, cannot however be
    • humanity; but he merely communicated it to humanity in general. What
    • literature describing Varuna as appearing in the air, as wafting like
    • also in the case of such purely mathematical considerations, the
    • You see, what must be taken into consideration is that in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • in general has reached to-day. They wanted to protect the pupil from
    • lived in the general consciousness of mankind. The earth was seen in
    • self-evolution and self-knowledge, by achieving inner liberation from
    • material conceptions. The world of feeling, which generally, as we
    • something is present for him in consciousness that remains generally
    • being and acquires a self-knowledge which is generally veiled from
    • to the several sciences. These several sciences need not remain the
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • operations of the will, it has again and again been emphasized that
    • these operations of the will are as withdrawn from human consciousness
    • True, we cannot perceive the will in actual operation, but the effects
    • operations of the will, only we are not aware of them — precisely
    • and persecution mania in all forms is nothing but superabundant,
    • venerated Roman temple, lay the Palladium, its existence known only to
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • hierarchies. We have learned how Man in the world of the Angels, the
    • realm of the hierarchies, as here we live among the beings of the
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. After this life between death and
    • He gave utterance to what he had then experienced of the music of the
    • persisted however, was a kind of desperate holding on to what this
    • he longed for liberation from the abstraction of modern times, from
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • outer world — reproducing it, just as the camera reproduces whatever
    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • such a severance takes place. And that is why man is subject to so
    • “Never do I feel the peripheral structure of my hands and fingers so
    • experiences of others. It embraces innumerable forces of soul; and
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • realms of nature. Through concepts and ideas we learn to know mineral,
    • of mineral, of plant, and animal. These people did not absorb the abstract
    • pictures, actually yielded him something that lived in the mineral, plant
    • pictures of mineral, plant and animal. With his dreamlike consciousness, he
    • he learned to look at the nature of the mineral as it was spread before him
    • physical-mineral processes. He bore in himself pictures of interweaving
    • all these together: mineral, plant and animal. Looking back from the
    • his primitive type of memory, an inner picture of mineral, plant and
    • earth. The minerals, plants and animals all achieve their end here on
    • picture-consciousness. If however he obeys the imperative ‘Know
    • was analogous to spring in the life of the insect. Then came the Greek era,
    • later era in which we now live. Our soul's work is different. We should be
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • Pathology Underlying Therapy
    • the course of today's considerations you will begin to understand how
    • Thus everything interacts
    • If the interaction of
    • right way, they can dissolve and again become part of the general
    • therapy unless we take into account the invisible man.
    • continually be a preponderance of the growth forces active from below
    • interaction between health and disease, This interaction is always
    • position. This immediately leads to a preponderance of the nerve
    • are in equilibrium. Generally our inflammatory process is strong
    • is not generally strong enough to tolerate such a strengthening of
    • used in small doses to counteract excessive growth processes in the
    • activity that he is not yet able to tolerate with his ego. He will be
    • able to tolerate such a spiritual activity perhaps only in future
    • counteract the excessively strong breakdown processes of the nervous
    • vessels. We would then counteract from outside the influence from the
    • what is therapeutic for the human being can be gained from an
    • We do expect, however, that there be general understanding of how
    • consist of building a general understanding, based on healthy common
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
    • Since I was asked to speak about the therapeutic principles which have
    • ideas of what is important. In addition, certain deliberations must be
    • generally think about. Nevertheless, this evening I will attempt to present
    • the relevant issues in as generally comprehensive a manner as possible.
    • medical-therapeutic endeavor is certainly not based upon our desire as
    • based exclusively upon generally accepted natural science. This natural
    • contrast, in the area of actual therapy, there reigns great confusion —
    • scientific considerations.
    • It is not a matter of speaking in vague generalities: well, yes the healthy
    • years ago. Although it is generally imagined that it is easy for spiritual
    • that what I just told you about developed — this medical-therapeutic
    • nature with its forces to the health-giving and illness-generating forces
    • It grows almost like a mineral moss or a mineral lichen. One can see that
    • this mineral wants to order itself into threads. One can see this even more
    • If antimony is introduced into the human organism in a moderate dose
    • antimony lives not only outside in the mineral antimony, but also is
    • denies its mineral nature. It gets crystalline threads, so that even the
    • Thus an anthroposophical consideration leads to the recognition of a
    • operation of the human organism will consider the otherwise amazing
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • familiar with the general background of his anthroposophical
    • of the adjoining Hierarchy enter into the pulsating forces of the
    • Beings of the next higher Hierarchy — Exusiai, Dynamis and
    • fulfill what is needed there. The Beings of the highest Hierarchy —
    • Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones — have to indwell
    • Hierarchy of Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. They have to help in
    • Hierarchy — Kyriotetes, Dynamis and Exusiai. Lastly, the organs
    • dwelling-place of spiritual Beings — the Beings of the Hierarchies.
    • the Hierarchies. They are within it. Look at this human head in all
    • picture of an invisible, super-sensible working of all the Hierarchies
    • not help us much. It is too general, as if one were to say: Flowers
    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • spiritual reality. It is the Beings of the Hierarchies who are really
    • the spiritual Beings of the Hierarchies. That which is raying down
    • who are in near relation to Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. Seraphim,
    • nearest among the Hierarchies.
    • They in their several ways mediate what Moon and Saturn at the uttermost
    • is in Jupiter's domain; yet the interactions between them are far more
    • death and new birth, so too the Beings of the Hierarchies are there,
    • working of the several kinds of Beings — say, the inhabitants of
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  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • considerations a little further, and that is what I want to do today.
    • Thus shall the Heralds of Christ appear
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • utterances. Paul's words acquire a particular meaning, for he assures
    • understand this, we must begin by taking into consideration the frame
    • because man deposits salts, i.e. solid mineral substances, dead
    • from the aspect of the higher hierarchies, and then they will appear
    • as follows: The higher hierarchies contain in their being the forces
    • the higher hierarchies had expressed their teachings amongst
    • them. We, the higher hierarchies, are able to let an Earth proceed
    • for us, higher hierarchies, to form the Earth in such a way that it
    • Being. Ahriman is a being who does not belong to our hierarchy.
    • we tolerate Ahriman in the evolution of the Earth, if we allow him a
    • evolution of the earth by the hierarchies belonging to Saturn, Sun,
    • that the first heralds of Christianity attached great value to the
    • world of the hierarchies, connected with the evolution of the Earth
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    • entitled, Philosophy, History, and Literature, published in German as,
    • Ueber Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur. Based on an essay,
    • Philosophy, History, and Literature,
    • Ueber Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur.
    • view of the low estimation of literary activity at that time, borrowed
    • keeping with the general custom at his time. Not one of his plays was
    • general conception. The Christian principles of that time did not
    • a way as to thrill an audience. In the whole literature of the world
    • (a modern writer generally gives a detailed description of the stage
    • and translation reserved by General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach,
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • Philosophy, History, and Literature, published in German as,
    • Ueber Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur.
    • Philosophy, History, and Literature,
    • Über Philosophie, Geschichte und Literatur.
    • schiller and the development of German literature in general
    • literary activity at that time, borrowed the actor's name. These
    • keeping with the general custom at his time. Not one of his plays
    • This was the general conception. The Christian principle had no
    • literature of the world there are no plays which are so
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • Several passages in the German are very obscure.
    • explain the confluence of Life and Form out of the cooperation of Good
    • What is the meaning of the utterance of Manes that he is the
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Auto-Referate nach Vorträgen in verschiedenen Städten.
    • An address delivered to the First Annual Congress of the Federation
    • hover over innumerable, manifold sense-perceptible forms. When I think
    • considerable progress. An important step has been taken within the
    • of a more general proposition.
    • has. to insert special values in order to include under one general
    • assure you that I am now very near to the secret of the generation and
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • that consideration of the life between death and a new birth is
    • kingdom; but we are justified in our conviction that the mineral world
    • mineral kingdom as we have it around us on the physical plane does not
    • from what is done. On the physical plane we stand upon mineral soil;
    • Hierarchies, the human being is working at this whole system of forces
    • The next is the human kingdom. Mineral Nature and the plant kingdom
    • outside the Beings of the other Hierarchies, the Angels, Archangels
    • be attained by those who have enough perseverance, along the path
    • contact with the spiritual world in the general sense, when we acquire
    • our friends at a General Meeting in Berlin about the physical organism
    • sleeping life must be taken into consideration. A third thing must
    • inspired into us by the dead or by Beings of the higher Hierarchies,
    • Dead is preferable to a specific funeral oration. The Catholic ritual
    • Catholic service includes no funeral oration but consists in ceremony,
    • in rite. It is general, universal; and it is alike for all. And what
    • important. The best funeral service here will be one in which the life
    • may be of a more general kind — such for example as may be
    • of co-operation of the so-called living with the so-called dead. The
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • questions of therapy and hygiene; this proved how much such problems
    • were a part of the workers' daily concerns. Nature with its mineral,
    • Several employees of the site office also at-tended as well as two or
    • possible; these lectures may not conform to literary standards, but
    • for the human brain generally; the right side carries more blood, and
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • spiritual world among the beings of the several Hierarchies,
    • not be outlined today before a considerable gathering of people. They
    • their perception of the truth, one has to speak more in generalities
    • not tolerated by the physical body. If the physical body is too weak
    • reality in our materialistic time, the significance of the alteration
    • development of the earth; he has to give it a wide general
    • really be a work of art. The alterations made by the artist in what
    • metaphysical abstraction. What Schiller calls the liberation of
    • today. Crystallography and, at a stretch, mineralogy are still real
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • much greater change in ways of thinking than is generally appreciated.
    • merely to write a literary essay, but to perform a political deed. At
    • obedience to the “categorical imperative,” a free man
    • But he was not intolerant, or wrapped up in his own opinion. Goethe
    • why, in such significant and representative considerations as those
    • general is considered. What Schiller expected to come about through
    • self-education is expected to come through alterations in outer
    • general, we must look out at the world and find ourselves there, find
    • consideration is given today to this threefold nature of man, and so
    • This cannot be discerned because of the general unwillingness to rise
    • spirits of the highest Hierarchies, the Seraphim, Cherubim and
    • whole is cared for by the highest Hierarchies. And behind the
    • sense-perceptible world are the beings of the Third Hierarchy: Angels,
    • Hierarchy: foodstuffs, First Hierarchy: and in between is the Second
    • Hierarchy, which lives in the breathing, in all the rhythmic
    • would seem grotesque to him: the highest Hierarchies, Seraphim,
    • through the separation and co-operation of his three systems. The
    • life. The spiritual life must be independent, and co-operate only in
    • the same way as the stomach co-operates with the head and with the
    • in clairvoyance, you will see how the necessity of co-operation
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  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • days of crude observation is not generally noticed. The impression
    • within the external physical air or among the products of the mineral,
    • part of general culture. The culture and education of mankind change
    • is thought necessary for people generally to be aware of, changes from
    • intimate connections of Man's life of soul shall be generally
    • merely from his presence, from the imponderable elements in his
    • becoming imperative that men should understand these things.
    • Christ, wherever he uses it, the general name of God, and this without
    • Christianity at all; it treats of a general Jahve teaching.
    • which may perhaps be generally intelligible. People have usually the
    • part of general education and culture, as they were in ancient times.
    • They have, it is true, a certain application to the external minerals,
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    • We who have been living in the era of the development of the
    • anthroposophical literature, we shall be able to understand the way in
    • the physical product of the generations is a product of the Moon
    • forces which have worked in the generative process. As an
    • creatures of the Earth. It appears, to begin with, as if the minerals
    • were entirely earthly in their nature. But in the minerals, too,
    • working in the Earth. The healing forces contained in the minerals,
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    • Supersensible. Consider on the other hand a mineral object. We cannot
    • Supersensible. As to what the mineral nature is, you may read of this
    • understood under the general title of heredity; but in so doing we do
    • Beings of the Hierarchies. To a very large extent, man between death
    • birth in co-operation with super-sensible, spiritual Beings. Therefore,
    • uttered as it were by the Hierarchies, the judges of your deeds, whose
    • being with the Beings of the Hierarchies. He actually forgets himself,
    • he is the Hierarchies himself. Nor would he ever become aware of
    • the Hierarchies within him. Then, as it were, he goes out of himself,
    • Hierarchies within us. In this way we become aware of ourselves.
    • the Beings of the Hierarchies — are the moral forces of Love
    • unison with the Hierarchies. While in Memory we have an echo of that
    • we freed ourselves from the Hierarchies and found ourselves. As I said
    • the Beings of the Hierarchies and go out of them again. Here on this
    • Hierarchies. This is a thing that we bring with us, we carry it down
    • being-poured-out into the world of the Hierarchies. We have, as we
    • Hierarchies. Now we understand how the earthly world of sound is the
    • It is in being together with the higher Hierarchies that we develop
    • general, but to the single human individual directly, for this is
    • onwards, a general human task. But to those who attacked his
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    • own personality. In such matters, imponderables really pass over from
    • teacher to pupil. Mournful teachers, un-alterably morose teachers, who
    • “blossoming” but to such a frightful — degeneracy.
    • into the most earnest consideration.
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    • the mineral world with human spirit. Spiritualised natural
    • the epoch of evolution that may be called the mineral epoch; and our task
    • is to permeate this mineral world through and through with the spirit
    • obtained from the mineral kingdom? You are inculcating human spirit into
    • fact that you have united the spirit in you with the mineral world, a
    • permanent stamp has been made upon the general consciousness of mankind;
    • around you today. Just as the mineral world, the plant world and the animal
    • yourselves what is now the mineral kingdom and it will become part of your
    • knew: In future times the mineral world will be spiritualized; to build
    • means nothing else than to spiritualize the mineral world. He knew that the
    • nature that surrounds us in the kingdoms of the minerals, plants and
    • mineral world, as such; what we do with the mineral world, that we shall
    • thing — more desperately tragic than other catastrophes — will
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    • so express it — has become mineral, for in this state the
    • beings live in the inner being of the mineral world.
    • within it. And so also in the case of other minerals. Not only
    • minerals. This third state of sleep has, however, yet another
    • of the minerals. If we are able to see the crystal not only
    • beings who belong to the higher hierarchies is that they are
    • death, having liberated himself from human bodily conditions,
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    • they meant something very much more significant than is generally meant
    • Distinct, like an island, there stand out from the general etheric
    • the astral body and Ego, and flow out into the general cosmic ether.
    • only appearance — one finds all those hierarchical beings called
    • is found in the Hierarchy which in anthroposophical writings I have
    • this living activity of the Second Hierarchy, which streams from the
    • the Second Hierarchy. When he has gone through the gate of death, man
    • interwoven activity of the beings of the Second Hierarchy.
    • the Second Hierarchy after death. Between birth and death the human
    • body. Thus the work of the Second Hierarchy has to absorb what the
    • Second Hierarchy are individualised according to what man is, as good
    • account must be taken of what these beings of the Second Hierarchy,
    • belonging to the Hierarchy of the Dynamis. Through this is developed,
    • Second Hierarchy is violently dislocated. And it must be restored
    • living work of the Second Hierarchy. This stripping off of the
    • those uses of the work of the Second Hierarchy which distort it into
    • co-operation of Beings — presenting then an unreal appearance to
    • better) of Spirit in general — in order to learn to speak about
    • vague generality is not real — but cosmic individualities
    • interwoven with the Beings of the second Hierarchy. One observes how
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    • between the general habits of thought of the present age and the
    • several epochs, or, in effect, to such persons who concerned
    • that of the Universe, of the Cosmos itself. Our consideration of the
    • beginning of our era, the Christ descended into the sphere which had
    • innumerable human beings there is such a thing as a turning-point, a
    • that can never be general. To realise this we have only to consider
    • more and more general. Men thought it right that the sphere of
    • supposed to have occurred at the beginning of the Christian era, have
    • undergo, but without the active co-operation of the leaders of the
    • events underlying history. Innumerable candidates had received
    • generations, I am able to say: the Divine Principle which has
    • generations has he grasped the Godhead Who works into the being of
    • the generations from Abraham. Look upon that which is not wholly
    • as the Divine-Spiritual through the generations, through the blood of
    • the generations onwards from Abraham; but beholding this Divine
    • We must not take such an utterance as any kind of
    • ‘redemption,’ of ‘liberation,’ of
    • of the Goethean utterance:
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    • no need to reiterate the generalisation that ‘an artist creates
    • which he does not see. But if a successful operation is performed upon
    • Goethe, albeit they are generally thought to be mere fantasy. Indeed
    • higher worlds living in the minerals and plants, reaching a stage of
    • later on broke off along their several paths. Music and dramatic
    • asked himself: ‘Is this not evidence of a severance that has taken
    • co-operation between beings, there would be no evolution. Thus is the
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    • obliterate all that had previously been known of these individuals.
    • of a spiritual world, and Nature — generally regarded nowadays as
    • Hierarchies, in the great structure of the spiritual universe.
    • destroy the ancient temples and altars — in short to obliterate
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    • literally been ‘slept away!’ Even to-day, most important
    • in the connection of the human soul with the higher Hierarchies,
    • with the Beings that belong to the hierarchy of the Angeloi. These
    • hierarchy, for to-day they feel averse to seek a connection with the
    • the hierarchy of the Archangels, must be sought in another way. The
    • present field of human interests must be considerably enlarged, so
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    • first only be given in a more general outline. We say that the
    • possess quite a considerable number of lecture-cycles, which are read
    • than the human being, within his own general human species.
    • hierarchies — to send an invocation to the Spirits of the
    • above-named hierarchies. It is unquestionably true that the human
    • in that case? The fact that the Beings of the hierarchies of the
    • Beings of the three, above-mentioned hierarchies.
    • were to occur, if the Beings of the higher Hierarchies would not work
    • cooperates with our Ego that is passing through its time between
    • the generations, it so happened that human bodies develop
    • Hierarchies. Indeed, the human being does not arise spontaneously,
    • external world, as far as its highest regions, cooperates in the
    • of centuries of work on the part of the higher Hierarchies.
    • Hierarchies; they are incessantly active in us, just as the air is
    • from several aspects, as it is necessary to-day.
    • of humanity. In Dmitri we find that the Ego is preponderant; in
    • present is the following one: — General opinions existed long
    • their views. But how do these views generally arise? At the
    • through several decades, as would be the case normally, when these
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    • plan to fulfilment, and at the first General Meeting of the
    • those in operation in bygone times. We have to create out of the
    • in line and harmony with the evolutionary forces operating in mankind
    • Middle Ages, too, there are the seven Liberal Arts. The second wife
    • of Earth-evolution or the work of the several Hierarchies. But to say
    • reiterating all the time that we are “Theosophists!” How
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    • goal and the consummation. Memory was so intense that it preponderated
    • involved in a process of continual degeneration. New impulses have
    • always to protect the original Christianity from degenerating.
    • In this way, manifold attempts to bring about regeneration were made.
    • Fifth Root Race in matters of detail. Guidance is given along general
    • state that he was sent by the Pope to counteract their influence. It
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    • higher Hierarchies, of spiritual Beings. I lived in a world where the
    • which is Healing. True Education is Medicine, is Therapy. Thus there
    • figures as the Therapeutæ, as the healers. Indeed in ancient
    • liberation and redemption, unto a new knowledge of the Eternal within
    • choirs of Divine Hierarchies by whom they had been sent down to
    • in the human being were liberated to gaze into the spiritual Worlds.
    • typical figures of initiates who had learned in their several places
    • the Therapeut, the Comforter — to whom the great Mystery was
    • spiritual literature, [See especially “Knowledge
    • and moved among the Beings of the Divine Hierarchies above humanity,
    • thoughts, accompanied by Christ Himself, we approach the minerals,
    • quartz, out of all Nature. As from the tomb of the mineral world,
    • Thought is lifted up again as living Thought. Out of the mineral
    • minerals, plants and animals and the whole physical world of man,
    • liberation of Pentecost, in that He promised to mankind on Earth the
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    • the spiritual world whom we are accustomed to assign to the Hierarchy
    • speech with the hierarchy of the Archangels. Speech, like everything
    • exist between the several languages, but rather with those
    • metamorphoses which human language in general has undergone in the
    • to the hierarchy of the Archangels. When man speaks — when,
    • live man's utterances articulated into speech, then that
    • Hierarchy who lived in his language as in more recent times. The
    • still higher Hierarchies, giving themselves up in devotion to these
    • very being of higher Hierarchies than themselves. So long as it all
    • next higher Hierarchy, — Kyriotetes, Dynamis, Exusiai. They
    • were within the worlds of this higher Hierarchy, and it was the
    • experience of standing intuitively within this higher Hierarchy that
    • next higher Hierarchy. (What they did still receive through their
    • devotion to this Hierarchy underwent a change; it ceased to be
    • Hierarchy, — Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, — and from
    • Hierarchy of the Archangels is at first the receiver of Intuitions;
    • receive through the inspiration of Beings of the First Hierarchy,
    • although it must be said that the understanding generally brought to
    • schools. Generally speaking, however, it is possible to trace a
    • The Archangels, who belong to the Third Hierarchy, received
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    • relatively subordinate rank. And this brings us to a consideration of
    • would be served to-day by entering into a detailed consideration of
    • the first three and greater part of the fourth centuries of our era.
    • era. By the time of the Middle Ages the energies of the human mind
    • centuries of our era these astral beings withdrew into regions lying
    • earthly, material considerations.
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    • In general it is not even difficult for him to do this. True, it is
    • Hierarchies, down to man himself. And inasmuch as the etheric body
    • I do not say that we should generally be less critical; for when we
    • infinitely more tolerant. Now he who lives in the soul life in the
    • time between death and a new birth, practises this tolerance both in
    • passed through the gate of death, that he acquires this tolerance. He
    • sentiments, into our temperament and habits, these influences of the
    • mutual interaction between what goes on in the realm of those who
    • unhappy love affair — that is what the psychoanalysts generally
    • average human life; you get the same number of years — purely
    • ordinary men in the physical world, the phenomena of the mineral,
    • the faculties we possess here in the physical world? The mineral
    • that he carries the Hierarchies within him as his own inner
    • the highest beings of the Hierarchies were living in them and
    • beings of the Hierarchies, elemental beings, beings such as the human
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    • generations of Gods. The oldest God-generation was linked with Gaia
    • and Uranus, the next generation with Chronos and Rhea, the
    • Titans, and all that is related to them, and the third generation of
    • living. Man preferably looked up to this world when he turned his
    • — a race of Gods for the living: Zeus, Hera, Pallas-Athene,
    • generations of Gods.
    • you know, the oldest generation of Gods was around Uranus and Gaea or
    • we have Hera and Zeus with all that belongs to them with all the
    • successive generations of Gods: Gaea-Uranus; Uranus overthrown
    • and Uranus, Rhea and Chronos, Hera and Zeus are ruling, the human
    • that the Greek venerated his Zeus, his Hera, his Pallas-Athene, but
    • was quite clear that they had not created him, what in general one
    • Greek was quite clear: I do not, as it were, venerate this ancestor,
    • nor do I venerate the single individuality which has lived in this
    • ancestor, nevertheless I venerate something which had some connection
    • ideas they formed of the Gods. Thus they looked back to Zeus, Hera,
    • Beings who remained at the Inspiration stage. Hera and Zeus remained
    • see, the Greek examined his own soul, and he brought his generations
    • Hera-Zeus
    • back to his generations of the Gods looked back to the past in the
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    • begins with the 7th or 8th century before our era, there was a kind
    • with whom one generally begins the history of philosophy. (You can
    • of an alteration in their mental life, in the case of the woman was
    • generations, was to be placed in the service of what the stars have
    • (sex) and also the successive generations as ‘Geschlechter’
    • come in which right views, general views, on these matters must be
    • general ideas, play in the world! That one wrestled and strove about
    • General Ideas, are at first as certain Ideas in God: those are
    • One had to struggle desperately over the Universals, as to
    • remember how there is a whole literature today about the cross-sign,
    • star in the sign is generally made in such a way that one does not
    • said, an immensely clever literature exists which seeks to find out
    • is to be brought about. Tomorrow's considerations shall have
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    • generations of Gods, but men were already in existence. The
    • to be read in the literature about Till Eulenspiegel himself.’
    • Generally in life if
    • it purely literally and naturally carries it out in the wrong way.
    • For obviously if, for instance — to exaggerate somewhat —
    • literally and would bring a man who had graduated as doctor from a
    • also underwent an alteration of the soul. We have indicated how the
    • the alteration of the soul. What then arose in humanity through
    • example of how whole literatures are written because men have lost
    • the concept proceeded: the Cross-symbol. A whole literature has been
    • younger, but the right consideration of the fact that with every day
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    • science or in general life? This extraordinarily important
    • properly into consideration, it can be said on the one hand that we
    • co-operation of the left and the right, which is shown in particular
    • to things. It is not the point to have some general view of
    • the proceedings started, there was a general belief that it would not
    • await the triumph of freedom from the sword of German generals. Those
    • the one proceeding from Lenin's secret confederacy.’ Owing to
    • discovered a new principle. He was indeed really incarcerated in a
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    • grows up and attains the age known to us as the average age of life.
    • that is generally taken. He makes a very fine observation where he
    • realize the tolerance that he means — a tolerance not inclining
    • age and the general revival. And as motto for the lecture, which is
    • Christianity. It must come quickly, he thought, a general renewal of
    • the world, a general re-establishing of the Christ-Impulse. And what
    • general disinclined for it, still disinclined, and it must cease to
    • obvious, immense veneration for one who had grown old; a looking up
    • powerless. And it is true, literally true, that when our face begins
    • this must be seen in much deeper connections than is generally
    • really needs, one can nevertheless keep to several beautiful thoughts
    • but can be beneficial in co-operation with other impulses, because it
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    • no more illiterates in Western Europe? One learns much, another less,
    • astronomer says today, what our general culture today says about the
    • and so it goes from generation to generation. Out in the great cosmic
    • over into the general consciousness of humanity. And although these
    • years would be the average life of man. For in fact our head is
    • co-operating in this evolution, or opposing and hindering it,
    • Since the third century of our era, when in the West the prejudice as
    • of all divinity, the God of the liberal pastors and liberal priests.
    • take spiritual relations into consideration.
    • and then they will be able to co-operate in what must be founded.
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    • starry heavens, not in general, but in their configuration at the
    • star-heaven in general that builds up our head, but its special
    • can realize that a considerable part of man's task between death and
    • hereditary transmission from the generations of ancestors.
    • had to do such things. Now in the camera obscura and with the method
    • showed under treatment in the camera obscura, an immense aura, so
    • means in the camera obscura. Still there is a connection. Precisely
    • certain year streams in, only streams out again after several years.
    • consideration. That is to say, when one reaches the point where both
    • heart-life. What people generally speak of is the life of instincts
    • materialism had become general, has a deeper meaning. In recent
    • possible so that, from it, general peace may arise. If one ends it
    • that a separate peace is harmful to the general peace of the world.
    • want general peace. For us the word “separate” is a
    • general peace. For us the word “separate” stands in
    • be it spoken — write what they find accepted as general
    • so-called Lemurian civilization, which again had several epochs.
    • our epoch which begins in about the 15th century of the Christian era
    • if someone says that he wants this or that, it is generally so
    • generally the actual result of wars in earlier times? Look wherever
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    • you know, considerable time elapses before the astral body is also
    • have already drawn attention in our literature to the fact that one
    • consideration the fact that modern man is much more closely united
    • the germ of the next earth life. Thus we rise to a consideration of
    • present generation; another preceded it; this generation was in turn
    • blood streams down through the generations, follow all that is
    • physically inheritable characteristics. What a present-day generation
    • from what former generations of this people have experienced, that
    • another generation living today, we can certainly trace it back to
    • former generations through the blood — through external,
    • physically inheritable characteristics; these former generations may
    • generation of people who, in regard to what concerns its physical
    • earth what has happened in the course of the many generations, and
    • observance. In general one must clearly realize that speculation or
    • result of this cooperation between what the souls are through their
    • education, of a tradition handed down through generations, — a
    • descent, if we are not able to take into consideration what the souls
    • general, one can see in the American point of view how the souls do
    • are now undoubtedly facing an era in which people will develop a
    • external continuity of the generations — the social-historical
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    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • in a particular child, but in general it can be said that the human
    • some considerable time before one can truly say that a child thinks.
    • as belonging to the Hierarchy of the Archangeloi — the Archangels.
    • via the sleeping state, with the Hierarchy of the Archangeloi. You
    • established between the human soul and the Hierarchy of the
    • is carried towards the Hierarchy of the Archangeloi, so is the Ego
    • carried towards the Hierarchy of the Archai — the Powers of the
    • physical body shall present no insuperable obstacle to the fulfilment
    • from the Hierarchy of the Archai is fully conscious, receives what is
    • whether the child's temperament is phlegmatic or choleric, or
    • body will be enabled, while he sleeps, to rise to the Hierarchy of
    • will not do to generalise, saying merely that destiny and karma
    • perhaps in some definite failing); I will now eradicate the weakness,
    • of the higher Hierarchies. And it is the same with the Ego.
    • that Ego and astral body exist and operate in full reality of being
    • us the power to do this. Still higher Hierarchies must add their
    • bestowed by the Hierarchy of the Exusiai and Kyriotetes — a
    • Hierarchy more sublime than that of the Archangeloi.
    • The highest Hierarchy of all — Seraphim, Cherubim and
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    • a music-stand and laying upon it specimens of minerals from his
    • like John Scotus Erigena. During this era the human soul lived in a
    • several national tongues. It is not difficult to distinguish there
    • the world of minerals but chiefly to the world of the plants. Just as
    • comprehension of the mineral world, so there is an affinity between
    • beginning and an ending of a mineral Earth to-day and build up our
    • literally but only according to the sense. Schiller perceived how
    • conscious mind, we must deliberately adjust ourselves to an entirely
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    • world, through experiment, through the reasoned deliberation of what
    • the results as well as the actual modus operandi of authentic
    • faculties of cognition operating in ordinary life and ordinary
    • here and tries by deliberate efforts of will to bring ideas,
    • complete survey, deliberately and as a free act of will at the centre
    • conscious deliberation. Therefore the demand is sometimes made, and
    • with sustained and deliberate concentration. If care is taken to
    • will need a lengthy period, another may achieve considerable success
    • brought into operation. You all know that in human life, as well as
    • as it were train ourselves in a deliberate forgetting, a deliberate
    • thoughtful deliberation have departed. A man who has developed his
    • healthy human reason, none of his powers of thoughtful deliberation.
    • way, but deliberately and systematically; he transformed the ordinary
    • Again as the result of deliberate and systematic steps taken along
    • generalisations like the pantheists, of an undefined, all-pervading
    • perseverance. What is here described in all seriousness as Spiritual
    • deliberate and disciplined thinking, is always in operation in our
    • subject. Abundant literature exists today and is at the disposal of
    • the several sciences, the life of art, as well the domains of
    • of knowledge, but actually in enriching medicine and therapy. In
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    • fourth century of our era. Particularly a man like Augustine clearly
    • the fourth and fifth centuries of our era, up to the fifteenth
    • born at the end of the fourth century of our era, but we may also say
    • the same way in which the universities were, generally speaking, the
    • soul-attitude which still existed after the fourth century of our era
    • almost cramped and desperate manner to maintain a survey of the
    • Generally speaking, the
    • for it is generally believed that modern natural science has arisen
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    • influence upon the general culture of humanity, may be considered
    • without taking into consideration the special definition which
    • the one hand, and this is evident from our considerations of
    • you in connection with a conversation which I had several decades ago
    • the best and most liberal bourgeois conceptions of the nineteenth
    • is, however, connected with the whole earth. What we generally call
    • great deal of love, are generally unloving, whereas those who have a
    • anthroposophical literature. There, you will find that an ancient
    • that human life is, after all, a process of death. Heraclitus, a
    • was also the healer of what is generally considered as normal,
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    • hierarchies are at work on his physical body, a whole world of divine
    • protuberances that remind us of birds' wings, and in between there is
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    • said that out of the strange and incoherent utterances of Jacob
    • Jacob Boehme’s magnificent, albeit stammering utterances, his
    • consideration, but they remain abstractions, shadowy thought-pictures
    • stimulated and the process of nutrition is set in operation, the
    • stammering utterances. We should read into them all kinds of dark,
    • relating both to the cosmos and to man had degenerated into sayings
    • and deliberately, he dissolves the salts and gives them new form in
    • shrinks, in Giordano Bruno, into generalisations about the cosmos. It
    • obliterate.
    • era). They tell us that they are the descendants of ancestors who were
    • World-King would appear whose coming would be heralded by a star.
    • and even literature points to this — that he is Balaam,
    • understand man if one part of his existence is obliterated,
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    • trivially of what one generally defines as egoism, but I speak of
    • the course of this morning's considerations, and in a way that will
    • present generation have done year after year, decade after decade in
    • based on our therapeutic or pathological conceptions, that are no
    • century, when, in the year 869, the Eighth General Oecumenic Council
    • accustomed to do! Consider what many people generally do, as
    • quality: they cannot die. All those Beings of the higher Hierarchies,
    • etc. up to the highest Beings, the Cherubim, Seraphim, etc. do
    • Who came from the higher Hierarchies? — He died within a human
    • pass through death. Beings that belong to the hierarchy of the
    • Angeloi, right up to the higher Hierarchies, Beings connected with
    • Hierarchies. Through a knowledge of the spiritual worlds we should
    • Hierarchies. Man's great temptation in modern times is the modern
    • the soul and to establish the general dogmatic knowledge that man
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    • It is of course unpleasant to have to say this to a generation that
    • the most scrupulous veracity in regard to the experiences of the
    • scurrilous statements based on deliberate falsification published in
    • should be to examine their utterances with the healthy reason only,
    • instead of being merely thought about, as is generally the case —
    • was thought necessary to set into active operation an institution
    • world in which there are no plants, minerals and animals, but
    • Hierarchies; in them you live. And because these Beings
    • the Hierarchies, just as the body, composed of elements of the three
    • Doctors, but Doctors and Masters of the Seven Liberal Arts —
    • anything, for the Seven Liberal Arts are nowhere included in the
    • earlier period when through university life men strove to liberate
    • At the universities to-day the degrees of Master of the Liberal Arts
    • than a relic, for nobody understands what the Liberal Arts really
    • Magister Artium Liberalium, is a very characteristic example.
    • Liberal Arts’.
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    • that they had been joined by a considerable number of other young
    • upon the impulse of the general Anthroposophical Movement. We most
    • and energy of the general anthroposophical impulse should not be
    • nervous system to become blood system. The several systems have to
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    • that we obtain, as it were, a general view of man's whole being if we
    • our body, as we generally say at the present time. The more our
    • we generally say. We lay aside our physical body. Through
    • constitutes a great deal of what we generally designate as our life
    • physical life on earth, we face the world: we face the mineral,
    • Hierarchies is active within this process through which we acquire
    • our experiences; the Hierarchies live and weave in it.
    • being and, look into his eyes, then the Spirits of the Hierarchies,
    • the Hierarchies themselves, the work of the Hierarchies, live in our
    • more general expression, let me nevertheless use this word:
    • only have a more general feeling of our physical body, and this
    • have this general feeling, we know very little concerning the
    • exuberantly healthy child, and immediately afterwards, for the
    • exist at all, for a child is full of exuberant vitality. But later
    • for the next incarnation. All the divine Hierarchies must cooperate
    • the different Hierarchies cooperate in order to produce the head. And
    • the Hierarchies cooperate and influence this activity, in order to
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    • feeling and temperament. This nation is a Slav nation, influenced by
    • “Kalevala”, must now be obliterated. This can only be
    • obliterated through an influence from outside; it can only be
    • obliterated through the circumstance of an advancing nation, or part
    • obliterates the consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • and in the character of Faust, in general — it bears within its
    • obliterating it. (Otherwise it would not have been able to experience
    • and the penetrating element in general is expressed, with the “S”
    • or the unity within the triad; by obliterating the soul’s
    • nature, temperament, character and soul, is related with everything
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    • time left from their work for anthroposophical concerns of a general
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    • what occurs; the first thing we have to take into consideration is this, that
    • When, several days after, you see this man again, the fresh sight of him
    • place in its own light-body, it has liberated itself from the Ahrimanic
    • of the New Year is a kind of sign marking the progress of time generally; and
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    • welfare. We could enumerate hundreds of such life problems that are
    • scientific literature, for to speak of memory in the plant is
    • temperamental nature of a child that show similarities with the
    • temperament and instincts of his ancestors. But if the human being
    • co-operation between etheric body and astral body. To receive
    • inclinations, changes of temperament and so on, you still need the
    • a soul nature is not of much importance for man's life in general.
    • mobility contributes to the healing process. In innumerable cases
    • this holds good in general. Now we must look at the way all that we
    • us take the case of a man who cannot obliterate from his memory an
    • All of you have not only forgotten innumerable things that happened
    • and could not be absorbed by the general fluid of the eye, then sight
    • general ether, a kind of essence or framework of the etheric body
    • body is shown in the way the temperaments react upon man. We have
    • said that this enduring characteristic that we call temperament also
    • melancholic temperament and who never gets away from certain mental
    • different from a sanguine or a phlegmatic temperament, where the
    • images just disappear. A melancholic temperament works detrimentally
    • sanguine temperament can in a certain way be extremely beneficial. Of
    • phlegmatic temperament and the unhealthy side of a melancholic
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    • be taken into consideration in the various groups of our German
    • life of the schools, and claiming its right to a particular therapy.
    • mineral kingdom was pushed out, certain specific inner organs arose.
    • The heart could not have arisen if certain plants, minerals and
    • mineral possibilities had not arisen externally in the course of
    • origin there, as even these things still vary considerably nowadays.
    • is the place to use the remedies you find in the plants and minerals.
    • For everything belonging to the plants and minerals has a profound
    • psychological method in the widest sense. Then, if the therapist is
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    • generally imagined that the one who is listening is doing nothing.
    • alike. Through the co-operation of the male element human beings are
    • forefathers. What descends through the generations in this way, what
    • is actually acquired as human attribute through the generations and
    • cannot be understood otherwise. I will now speak of ordinary mineral
    • medicament from the mineral kingdom works in the first place on man's
    • physical body a mineral medicament? Please note that we are not going
    • to speak of any plant medicaments but purely mineral ones, what is
    • takes one or another mineral medicament. Something very remarkable is
    • attention. Now if someone has taken a mineral medicament, you can
    • clairvoyant vision to the mineral or metal that he now has within
    • particular mineral substance that has permeated him. Something very
    • remarkable presents itself to clairvoyant consciousness. This mineral
    • diffused antimony, and it is the same with every mineral medicament a
    • man takes. You create a new man within you consisting of this mineral
    • effect of a mineral medicament. But you will immediately see the bad
    • people are doing who take mineral medicaments of this sort all their
    • lives. A man who has in course of time taken a lot of these mineral
    • medicaments has within him a phantom of all these minerals, a round
    • always give consideration to the kind of person the patient is. If he
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    • innumerable times we have referred to it that man can only be
    • are in constant connection one with another. But this cooperation is
    • the great ego at night. For sixteen hours on average it is outside
    • quite literally, namely that your ego never stays the same for the
    • changed considerably in this respect. During the course of the seven
    • become obliterated, because man has had to become independent of
    • over long periods of time, and the hierarchies — entities we
    • temperature, which summons man's forces of recovery. A temperature
    • feverish temperature. A temperature is the most beneficial,
    • places, and this is expressed in the temperature.
    • imagine this temperature occurring with pneumonia. The lungs have
    • temperature. Seven days later the astral and etheric bodies are in
    • temperature. For the human body is meant to be healthy, and that is
    • grope today, and the solid basis of pathology and of therapy goes
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    • through its cycle in a day, the astral body goes considerably slower,
    • pulled through this seventh day. The temperature suddenly falls, and
    • the fact remains, so we have to ask why the temperature drops with
    • why phenomena like a temperature arise. What actually is a
    • temperature? Why does it occur? The temperature is not the illness.
    • On the contrary, the temperature is something that the organism calls
    • temperature is the organism's defence against the illness. There is
    • of this massing of forces in the organism is the temperature.
    • temperature is connected with certain functions of the etheric body.
    • Something must be happening in the etheric body if a temperature runs
    • a certain course. The temperature, then, is somehow within the rhythm
    • of the etheric body. Whenever you have a temperature it has this
    • moves considerably slower than the astral body with its seven day
    • moment, with the co-operation of these two positions working
    • together, the temperature appears, as a summons to fight the enemy.
    • power to produce a temperature, for in that case, once it had really
    • body that produced the temperature seven days previously has the
    • tendency to counteract the temperature and bring it down. If the
    • tendency to bring the temperature down. It is important to pay good
    • learnt about in the hierarchies of spirits. We have seen that it is
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    • etheric body, is laid aside and absorbed by the general world ether,
    • period we call Kamaloca in anthroposophical literature, and often
    • It requires considerable effort to get used to this, but it will
    • another being or creature or the world in general, hinders the doer
    • is the very eradicating and overcoming of these hindrances that will
    • qualities that can be passed down through the generations. This
    • melancholic temperament arises too, because the soul forces are not
    • the case of illnesses that concern mankind in general rather than man
    • general character. For instance we see typical cases of children's
    • knowledge is not so closely connected with us as the temperament and
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    • the one about the nature of the temperaments, you will remember that
    • their way into the general organism. If we wanted to speak of the
    • were just making comparisons. Speaking of them in general it could
    • lions or elephants the general character predominates.
    • soon as man changes the general balance of forces in his astral body
    • something resembling exaggerated egoism holds sway. Why was this? It
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    • anthroposophical literature, namely that those higher beings who were
    • regions of ancient Atlantis known today as the temperate zones.
    • temperate zones. For in this period of evolution the human body was
    • and characteristics, however, developed on innumerable different
    • extreme cases there were obviously innumerable intermediary stages of
    • its surface are exposed to the sunlight, gave rise to innumerable
    • has developed roughly since the beginning of our era. The ego had to
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    • passes through several births. The human being is born into the
    • If you watch a very young child for several weeks or months, you will
    • nature as a member of the general human species, but also what he has
    • consideration everything that belongs to evolution. Let us take the
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    • were given with the following general title: On
    • Intercourse between human souls and the higher Hierarchies will
    • Hierarchies.
    • taken place between the Beings of the higher Hierarchies. At this
    • of the Hierarchies to carry out among themselves, but one particular
    • Hierarchies need human thoughts in which their deeds are reflected.
    • co-operates with the spiritual world and is an essential factor —
    • but it must co-operate in the right way. Those who were ready
    • for the furtherance of something that is to take place in the
    • spiritual world. We do not help the Spirits of the higher Hierarchies
    • First of all it is important to describe the general
    • Shades in which there can be no change or alteration. But when we
    • Spirits of the higher Hierarchies. The opposite is the case if a
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    • with a brief consideration of man's nature and constitution — a
    • human being expands, quite literally expands, into all the planetary
    • under consideration at the moment. If we have a genuine understanding
    • contact with other human souls. There is a certain utterance which
    • implications to himself. But this utterance was also made by another
    • two utterances? It implies that from Lucifer this utterance leads to
    • That what is really important is not the content of an utterance but
    • impresses the meaning of this utterance forcibly upon us. From then
    • utterance will have no meaning for us in the Sun sphere if by our
    • body of man. A considerable spiritual heirloom is available for all
    • the forces needed for the Sun sphere. I am making no intolerant
    • co-operation with the super-sensible world in which we live between
    • co-operate with the spiritual world in order that the Earth shall not
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    • understands the processes that are in operation. To take an example:
    • world in the spiritual world and reverberate through it. It is not
    • where the laws operating as karmic laws are quite different. If we
    • and exuberance of the spiritual life behind our physical life would
    • dependent upon the sun and the forces operating in space. The Ego and
    • had several brothers, all of whom were as poor as church mice. One
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    • considerable extent, the etheric body too, passes through a life
    • process, which is the antithesis of what is in operation during
    • and learn to view things from all sides. We generally characterise
    • coloured chalks which would have indicated the several members of
    • Speaking generally it can be said that the number of individuals who
    • thinking such as is general today; the activities of men during
    • utterances were an enumeration of the individual planetary Spirits
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    • of the innumerable factors which enable us to grasp the supreme
    • his being, had actually co-operated in its inception. What had still
    • the general tone and character of what the Buddha imparted in the
    • co-operated from the spiritual world in the development of
    • Christian era. By the time of the fifteenth/sixteenth century it was
    • with earthly existence, liberation from physical incarnation. This
    • mystery which has brought an impulse still operating in the evolution
    • part of the general stream of evolution. The event that may be called
    • doctrine of Nirvana, who exhorted men to liberate their souls from
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    • know that in the post-Atlantean era there have so far been five main
    • body accompanies him for a considerable time but again a kind of
    • Hierarchies, the Spirits of Form, pervade and weave through all the
    • brain of an average human being is permanently in the condition of a
    • more deliberate and more logical his thoughts will be.
    • time. On the Old Moon the head was still exposed in several places
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    • Hierarchies and of the Luciferic Beings belonging to those
    • Hierarchies. Essential changes take place in the course of time both
    • the life of soul men were under the leadership of the Third Hierarchy
    • the higher Hierarchies have the most varied tasks, among them the one
    • the ‘regular’ Hierarchies and also of the work of the
    • backward spiritual Beings belonging to the different Hierarchies. In
    • Beings belonging to the Hierarchy immediately above man —
    • Beings belonging to the higher Hierarchies. Now we know that the
    • various generations of human beings are to be traced back to Adam,
    • these individuals was liberated from them and for a short time, while
    • Beings of the nearest higher Hierarchies to a far greater extent than
    • Beings of the higher Hierarchies have recognised this and therein
    • freedom. Among these Beings of the higher Hierarchies there are some
    • certain spirits of the higher Hierarchies did not keep pace with
    • people adhered to nuances of it, such as liberal or conservative,
    • sub-human and it is this sub-human influence that is counteracted by
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    • past live on in the present mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, just
    • evolution. Mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom are,
    • period. When a man looks at the mineral, plant or animal kingdoms, he
    • applies to the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms in outer nature.
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms or in the external aspects of the
    • to work at the creation of man, at a level above that of mineral,
    • be intolerant; it is external natural science alone that can be
    • intolerant, for example, in rejecting Spiritual Science. Someone may
    • lives of his ancestors, nor indeed from processes that can operate on
    • we ourselves are living in an era when it is becoming more and more
    • senses must again be generated in the soul in order that active life
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    • are received by him from the Beings of the Hierarchies whom he
    • namely, the Beings of the several higher Hierarchies. Let us ask
    • Hierarchies with whom he has made contact between death and the new
    • the Beings of the higher Hierarchies in two ways. We may recognise
    • higher Hierarchies. But in order to receive their gifts, to avoid
    • enabling the higher Hierarchies to be visible to the soul must be
    • one life a man deliberately scorns to develop in his soul any
    • deeds and the Beings of the higher Hierarchies are indeed illumined
    • it is true, perceive the higher Hierarchies, recognise when they are
    • character. The forces of the higher Hierarchies are then not exactly
    • what is beneficial to themselves without any consideration for others
    • darkness. The Spirits of the higher Hierarchies would have bestowed
    • deliberately refused to concern themselves with ideas and concepts
    • an utterance such as this seems very clever, very subtle. But if only
    • contrived that the gifts of the Beings of the higher Hierarchies
    • environment. Very often they were intolerable hypochondriacs in their
    • truly aware of what the gifts of the higher Hierarchies would have
    • death and rebirth, innumerable experiences are undergone and in
    • super-sensible world co-operate in the wonderful task — for
    • rebirth man co-operates with these powers; and if we have prepared
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    • been possible to make important additions to the more general
    • functions of the several planets. It is now a matter of harmonising
    • content indeed! And yet on final consideration you will be able to
    • is generally called the unpleasant element of Kamaloka already comes
    • in general. The archetypes of physical life on Earth appear as a kind
    • Earth belongs to the actual material realm and causes the mineral
    • In general it can be said that when the soul has passed
    • This means liberation from everything that is significant on the
    • liberates itself spiritually by recognising that all ties of blood
    • liberate itself entirely from the particular creed to which it
    • Jupiter region only if it is able to liberate itself from the
    • evolved in the Cosmos between the era of Old Moon and that of the
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    • came in at the beginning of our era. And we are bound often to ask
    • beginning of our era.
    • thought and ideas were made at the beginning of our era, and Western
    • little since the beginning of our era. They were all present — even
    • thought-world that belongs to the beginning of our era; one can try
    • beginning of our era — this is a consequence of the rays that
    • and others were able to give to the general education of mankind,
    • transition at the beginning of our era some religious-philosophic
    • considerations.
    • name generally given to these thirty Beings or Worlds that precede
    • the pure Holy Spirit. So we have here another generation, as it were,
    • considerations today as offering an explanation of anything. The more
    • you to see clearly that at the beginning of our era there appeared in
    • period at the beginning of our era was a great riddle. I want you to
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    • beginning of our era took all possible pains to understand the
    • When we recall the beginning of our era and look at its
    • deliberately set out to place one hindrance after another in the way
    • our era through a very remarkable manifestation of spiritual life,
    • utterances of the Sibyls pour out in such a way that — if they
    • forth, the people assemble, and her utterances about men and peoples
    • more widely than is generally believed by what came from the Sibyls.
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    • be introduced, and then I shall bring in considerations which will
    • Hierarchies. If therefore we say that something of the substance
    • one wants to say) while still in the world of the higher Hierarchies
    • it became possible for moderation to be implanted in the vital organs
    • sense-organs, so moderation was now bestowed on the vital organs.
    • if this is harmonious, man is made fit for the harmonious cooperation
    • exoterically; it arose because the moderating of planetary influence
    • Being once sank Himself into a Being of the Hierarchy of Angels and
    • Apollo, for whom a kind of confederation was founded later on.
    • brought about in the human body a harmonious co-operation of brain,
    • came to expression in song. For the right co-operation of brain and
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    • the higher Hierarchies by the Christ, and in the wonderful emergence
    • least as volcanic. It is not the Sinai generally imagined; the Earth
    • men to the spirits of the higher Hierarchies during the Saturn, Sun
    • from the operation of divine forces within the soul, but as
    • heralding of things to come. And we meet with the remarkable fact
    • was a Being who then belonged still to the Hierarchy of Angels and
    • to herald his coming?”
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    • Rome's greatest enemy.” A truly oracular utterance!
    • occasions I have mentioned that the best literary account of
    • utterance): “Think of what happened on the occasion of the
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    • Sibyls had to be moderated; it had to be permeated by the Christ
    • Impulse; and in this moderated form it had to reappear, so that it
    • subsequent era flowed from what the Maid of Orleans accomplished
    • entourage of the King whom the Maid of Orleans liberated. After
    • she shows the deepest veneration; she says he is beloved by God, is
    • materialistic geology portrays it, purely physical and mineral, but a
    • have influence on conception, and therefore on human temperament and
    • his signature. Numbers, shapes, the stars and nature in general,
    • natural elemental forces which were taken into consideration not so
    • down from the realm of the higher Hierarchies. The Beings of those
    • Hierarchies brought it down; it belonged to them. The Parsifal saga
    • the higher Hierarchies.” Let us seek it there; and then we
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    • you are aware that there was an active co-operation at that time
    • This co-operation still exists today though it cannot be discerned
    • Anaxagoras out of air, Heraclitus from fire. I have shown how these
    • temperament. They were not based on speculation, but Thales
    • a watery temperament; Heraclitus founded the fire-philosophy because
    • he was of a fiery temperament and so on. You find that shown in
    • Air — Fire — Philosophies out of their temperament, and
    • the temperament lives in the etheric body. One can therefore say that
    • general. And for the first time since the 16th century we
    • now have philosophy coinciding with the general evolution of mankind,
    • generation to generation, evolve as external personalities in earthly
    • sentient body, and sentient soul — in cooperation with Spirits
    • actual Being. I said in my book that in the Grecian era thought was
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    • substances — particularly the minerals — have been able
    • characters of the several planets.
    • makes the significant discovery that through the utterances, through
    • much later. We will leave them out of consideration now and think of
    • It was out of a certain intuition that such great veneration was paid
    • utterances of Mars. She transforms and illumines her dreamlike
    • of heart and temperament. But Mercury provides the forces for
    • transmitted in the stream of heredity flowing from generation to
    • generation by way of the physical.
    • expression in his qualities of heart and in his temperament. On the
    • right relationship with them, act as liberating factors. They
    • also be called the liberating planets; they give man freedom. On the
    • liberating and the destiny-determining planets. The Sun is the
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    • of these great general aspects, of these general truths, but also of
    • we consider the repeated lives on earth. But these are more general
    • considerably long stretch of life upon the earth without him. We can
    • are always there, but generally we cannot perceive them.
    • stream of the generations, and how we participate not only in that
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    • From the mineral
    • several relationships — one person to a given set of elemental
    • another district your general feeling of health may be changed by the
    • several of those who have gone before them through the Gate of Death
    • who is not deliberately foolish will say: how can a person be free,
    • beings in common, while at the same time each of them has his several
    • we earthly people have in all the ephemeral sympathies and
    • who are here on earth. Consequently, what generally colours our
    • which in our physical and earthly life we generally have towards this
    • when, generally speaking, they divined far more of the reality of
    • within its several families, it was due to their divining this
    • general laws of incarnation, these things take place. If you ask for
    • followers for his own personal views. That is the general custom
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    • mankind's evolution between an era of mainly intellectual development
    • spiritual. The most important task for mankind in the era of
    • intellect has lost some of its creative power. In general, mankind
    • Consider how in the older civilizations mankind in general perceived
    • the background of this general consciousness the yoga exercises
    • go through the mineral, plant, animal and human worlds right up to
    • the realm of the Hierarchies. We must enter into, and live within,
    • are no longer tolerated and must be cured. However, as so many cures
    • elements differ considerably from those of the lower ones. The
    • earth. When the evolution of the earth comes to an end, all mineral
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    • have frequently pointed out that we obtain, as it were, a general
    • send it into our body, as we generally say at the present time. The
    • aside our physical body, as we generally say. We lay aside our
    • what we generally designate as our life beyond. It is the feeling
    • world: we face the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms.
    • our experiences, the whole world of the Hierarchies is active within
    • Hierarchies live and weave in it.
    • the spirits of the Hierarchies, the Hierarchies themselves, the work
    • of the Hierarchies, live in our gaze and in what is sent towards us
    • general expression, let me nevertheless use this word; while we
    • our feelings. As a rule, we only have a more general feeling of our
    • order. But when we only have this general feeling, we know very
    • of health, like an exuberantly healthy child, and immediately
    • all, for a child is full of exuberant vitality. But later on,
    • divine Hierarchies must co-operate in this work. Your head, this
    • Hierarchies co-operate in order to produce the head. And when we
    • collected during the process of growing weary, all the Hierarchies
    • co-operate and influence this activity in order to embody in us, as
    • is being prepared generations ahead here upon the earth. Just as
    • the Hierarchies of the Gods weave, before we gain a connection
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    • being enacted, and who must be answerable with body, soul and spirit
    • for several days.
    • literature, so that they are real soul-exercises, and our physical
    • in the mineral, animal and vegetable kingdom and in the kingdom of
    • fool. There is no greater inward intolerance than that of a
    • Hence, a materialistic person actually thinks, generally
    • find for yourselves, in our already existing literature on this
    • available to-day — they are generally called psycho-physiology
    • what I have just said, in the natural-scientific literature. It is
    • our generation, as coming from the spiritual world.
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    • far-reaching questions of Anthroposophy, to take into consideration
    • occult development is necessary, in order to have a liberal point of
    • the Mission of the several Folk-spirits, as that which brings, out of
    • several Folk-souls of humanity, should for once be spoken of quite
    • individuals belonging to the several peoples will only be able to
    • to-day — not taking into consideration the insignificant
    • indeed a considerable difference between these beings who are above
    • the spiritual Hierarchy, whom we call Archangels, you then have an
    • the several different groups of people are the individual missions of
    • in which the several Folkspirits take a part. You may observe this in
    • especially at work and gives the general signature to that epoch, he
    • the hierarchy of the higher beings, belong to the Archangels.
    • the two different kinds of Spirits is the Hierarchy of the Angels.
    • Hierarchies, how in his evolution, from age to age, from epoch to
    • down the great outlines for the several epochs. The extension of the
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    • the surface of our earth. This etheric aura differs very considerably
    • gradually, and when they do alter, the alteration only takes place
    • physical laws work and come into consideration, as in the relations
    • does this affect? It acts on a threefold nature in the temperaments.
    • It acts on the temperaments which are themselves immersed in the
    • but not on the so-called melancholic temperament. The etheric aura of
    • temperaments; on the whole, therefore, the power of the etheric aura
    • of the folk flows into these three temperaments. Now these three may
    • be mingled in many different ways and may co-operate differently in
    • ways in which the three forces co-operate, when one influences
    • which works into the temperaments constitutes the national character of
    • man. The difference existing in this respect between the several
    • temperaments are therefore mingled according to the interpenetration
    • into the temperaments is not to them the essential thing for their
    • also come into consideration. These consist in the fact, that they
    • temperaments of man, is something they do besides their calling.
    • folk's etheric body; picture the interaction of the human
    • the folk's etheric body is reflected in the folk temperament in
    • the mingling of the temperaments of the single individuals. You then
    • of a people if we were only to take into consideration the character
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    • with me the following considerations. You have all learnt at school
    • operation in pure thought, by the power of your own inner being; you
    • vegetable and mineral kingdoms. They are behind it all. So that a man
    • mineral worlds.
    • of the animals, plants and minerals; so that we may say, we must
    • Beings as gazing into a world which does not extend to the minerals,
    • central points, are the several human personalities, the several
    • specialized, and he can make use of the several persons and work for
    • the people in question, when the several perceptions, the centers
    • Archangels and the several human individuals. They on their part
    • several souls, and by means of this agency is brought about what a
    • to the several human beings.
    • Archangels can, however, also operate into the domain of the abnormal
    • co-operation of the Archangels with the abnormal Spirits of
    • groups are formed having special tasks. This may last for several
    • centuries this play of the Archangel of the Germans in co-operation
    • the hierarchic rank abandoned, sometimes to the new hierarchy taken
    • several events you will find that the opportunity was here made use
    • permeated the several persons, discharges the functions of the
    • Archangel so much, that hardly anything else appears of the severance
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    • and at the foundations from which the several peoples spring, we must
    • take into consideration that man, such as we know him, is in reality
    • a very complicated being and that only by the co-operative activity
    • the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Cherubim and Seraphim, —
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • the co-operation of these Beings man has come into being. We are then
    • able to say, that the chief Being who comes into consideration for
    • mineral world. In the second stage, in the time between his seventh
    • consideration the activity of the Spirits of Form, man attains his
    • then man would only come into consideration, as far as the physical
    • temperate region, upon whether he is born on low-lying land, or on a
    • come into consideration here are the yellow and the brownish races of
    • several points, we get a remarkable line. This line still holds good
    • character comes into consideration they work in this way; but in our
    • being. And thus it is too with mankind in general. We are looking at
    • we have to do, in order to raise ourselves above the general
    • not come into consideration, but only what is made necessary by the
    • normal and abnormal Spirits of Form cooperate on the wide basis of
    • man into an earth-man. Herein is expressed how, by this co-operative
    • characteristics of the several peoples. Each individual in his own
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    • impartially into the facts under consideration, it will certainly be
    • several influences of the missions of the peoples flow into the whole
    • characters of the several Folk-souls, we shall have to make use of
    • know as the spiritual hierarchies, work in evolution.
    • lay a foundation by acquiring an understanding of the Hierarchies, to
    • understand these Hierarchies, that we say, at the lowest stage stands
    • vegetable and mineral kingdoms.) Above him come the Angels, then the
    • describe as the first Hierarchy above man. The second Hierarchy is as
    • Then we have the highest of the three Hierarchies:
    • 3. Seraphim.
    • co-operation of the Thrones with the Spirits of Motion, through the
    • Through the co-operation of the Spirits of Will and the
    • forms; so that we have to describe the co-operative workings of three
    • to speak, by the Cherubim and Seraphim. The Cherubim help in the
    • which there are the mighty Beings we call the Cherubim. The Seraphim
    • Thrones, the Cherubim and the Seraphim work from its centre. We must
    • formed; upon this surface the Spirits of Form literally dance upon
    • are sublime Beings, Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim. When we look
    • essentially to be ascribed to the second Hierarchy. Everything we see
    • Beings of the third or — highest Hierarchy. It is the peculiar
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    • the different hierarchies have so to work together with their forces
    • whole co-operation of the hierarchies is such, that we must look at
    • what we described in our last lecture as the third hierarchy, the
    • Spirits of Will, the Cherubim and Seraphim, as being something which,
    • You must naturally picture to yourselves this hierarchy as originally
    • course of lectures given at Düsseldorf on the Hierarchies
    • [Spiritual Hierarchies, e.Ed.],
    • activity of the three hierarchies. These things are by no means so
    • the reflections of the Spirits of these hierarchies in what we call
    • But if you take this into consideration, you will then
    • be called the cooperation of the abnormal and the normal Spirits of
    • Spirits of Form so co-operate that what we have described in one of
    • as other spiritual Beings co-operate with them, and vary this uniform
    • co-operative work with His six other companions.
    • of Form, for they stand higher in the rank of the hierarchies —
    • being, which produces the average general human nature. Now into
    • centered in the several planets. From this we see, that through these
    • the co-operation of the normal Spirits of Form with the abnormal ones
    • then drew through the central points from which the several races
    • of this peculiar co-operation of the normal and abnormal Spirits of
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    • various hierarchies, but that the Beings of these hierarchies
    • hierarchy intervene and guide, how for instance the Spirits of Form
    • Beings of the hierarchy of the Archangeloi are ascending into the
    • Hierarchy of the Archai, or Spirits of the Age. It is extremely
    • started from several gods. Begin with the trinity of ancient India,
    • number of different Beings belonging to the various hierarchies, —
    • fill their several parts with rich contents, to fill themselves with
    • understand the several Folk-spirits. Whereas the leaders of the
    • several peoples over in Asia and Africa had long since risen to the
    • the several peoples of Europe were still for a long time guided by
    • their several Archangels. It was only in the fourth post-Atlantean
    • hierarchies; and then occurred the most remarkable and interesting
    • and right down to the Egyptians and Greeks the several Archangels
    • various peoples and tribes who are guided by their several
    • these Beings of the hierarchies, and at the same time you have a
    • still carried on by the Archangels themselves, because the several
    • activity of several Folk-spirits who were filled with a sense of
    • of civilization, to lead the several Folk-spirits. In order to make
    • form. It passed from the several guiding Archangels, — who had
    • in front of the Christ-impulse. In many cases the several
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    • knows the facts under consideration this comparing of religions is a
    • Indian civilization — which then acquired a literary form in
    • the Vedas and the later Indian literature — were fundamentally
    • the special forces into consideration and realize what the figures
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    • preferably called an opponent of the Good and an enemy of the Light.
    • world do not appear to him in the right way. This was generally
    • could enumerate many so-called scientific truths which contain more
    • That is the profound utterance of John the Baptist.
    • he had for a much longer time experienced considerably more than
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    • the whole collective spiritual life worked in co-operation, how
    • mentioned that the several post-Atlantean civilizations follow one
    • All the several shades of culture and the missions of
    • through the impulse of the Sentient Soul. If you study the several
    • Thus many shades were necessary, for the several peoples
    • co-operation with the divine spiritual Beings. It would otherwise
    • the region encircled by this stream the Chinese have literally
    • Everything that we find in the East, from the general
    • Spirit of the Age for Europe. The national temperament which will
    • its existence, by that Spirit of the Age. So that we may literally
    • separate sense, — that the Russian temperament, which is
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    • temperamental predisposition.
    • the Christian era, and we do not attach much importance to the
    • the several Christian dogmas of a particular age. But we have before
    • own General Meeting in Berlin, when we had the great pleasure of
    • that is true anthroposophical tolerance. These words I had to add to
    • but to call upon them to work in harmonious co-operation. The better
    • the active friend of co-operative work, of cooperative industry, for
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    • lectures on colours we have learnt that minerals — that is to say, the coloured
    • mineral substances — actually derive their different hues from this
    • matters of the greatest significance come into consideration here. Man's being
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon periods of evolution, during which no mineral kingdom
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • time during the Earth period. Mineral substance, therefore, became part of
    • Sun and old Moon, man had nothing mineral within him at all. Nor was his
    • being of the cosmos. Before the separation of the moon, and before the mineral
    • separation of the moon and the incorporation of the mineral kingdom into the
    • the result of the separation of the moon and the incorporation of the mineral
    • of the Event of Golgotha, human beings in general were capable of development
    • understand the real nature and being of man. The mineral world is the only
    • But, speaking generally, what is the
    • lifeless thoughts which arise in connection with the mineral world and the
    • mineral nature of plant, animal and man. Materialists revel in such thoughts
    • erroneous conception because the shadowy intellect can only grasp the mineral
    • nature, the crudely material nature in the minerals, plants and animals, nay
    • beings, a brood of automata of an order of existence lying between the mineral
    • spider-like creatures, half-mineral, half-plant, interweaving with masterly
    • since the last third of the nineteenth century, but with this ghastly brood of half-mineral,
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    • view the consideration of certain misunderstandings, which are known to
    • into literature. It was already used in the eighteenth century, indeed,
    • placed itself for a time within the framework of the general
    • into consideration. These books, in their way of looking at things,
    • prosecution of our spiritual science generally and the art which
    • is generally considered, from the outset, as something unknown, indeed,
    • simple manner of man's nature when he enumerates, “Man consists
    • studied, so must man be divided into his several parts in order that he
    • the consciousness that is liberated out of the will, a life-germ has
    • Gospels or the Bible generally. But if what is said be read with the
    • said. It is difficult for people in general to reconcile ideas which
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    • different in those earlier periods and has changed considerably in
    • organism is formed. The whole of a Greek's general education
    • soul. Greek sculpture in general expresses what lies within the soul.
    • We need not concern ourselves whether this Zeus or this Hera and the
    • his Zeus or Hera — withdrawn into his life of soul, as we
    • within that world. With a slight exaggeration we might say that while
    • to something which in general receives too little attention. If
    • from that in which Zeus or Hera or Apollo even in the form of the
    • living message so that generations to come might look at this
    • have nothing to do with these heralds of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • what is given to them. Generally it is oracular sayings which they
    • mediums. But there is something further in their utterances; they are
    • utterances of the Jewish Prophets. How did the Sibyls come to make
    • these utterances? The investigations of Spiritual Science show that
    • creative principle. Thus it comes about that what men in general felt
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    • Ego and astral body are generally in the immediate neighbourhood of
    • implication, either general or specific, for in speaking of such a
    • This sort of talk is very general. But those who speak
    • when the outer aspect of the matter is under consideration.
    • know that when Nature is demolished — the mineral world first
    • belonging to the sphere of the progressive Hierarchies, by which the
    • belong to the hierarchy of Ahrimanic spirits. In the first stage,
    • Jahve-Hierarchy. In those times the souls of men — Ego and
    • if one may put it so — the good Spirits of the Hierarchies have
    • spiritual Hierarchies. This coming together with the spiritual
    • Hierarchies for whom we have in truth been spiritually born, this
    • Hierarchies.
    • One hears it said so often: The literature of Spiritual
    • undertones, actual undertones, in every word and utterance. No
    • the same sound was reverberating in a lower octave. So when man spoke
    • far more vulnerable to them. With our Building,
    • by earlier buildings, by ancient works of art in general?”
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    • Der Verantwortung des Menschen Fuer Die Weltentwickelung
    • generation, in the second and third generations back, and so on
    • and so on, through the generations. He goes backwards in time,
    • happened in these earlier generations. He becomes familiar with the
    • generations, and the only idea that is really clear to him is that of
    • present to the preceding generations.
    • bodies of the present generation necessarily have been incarnated in
    • their earlier incarnations into the bodies of the present generation
    • transmitted by heredity through the generations. These forces are
    • these souls, we are not necessarily led back through the generations
    • to know the whole reality and because degeneration is bound to set in
    • considerable portion of the present population of the earth.
    • here of the leading stock, not of the more degenerate branches. These
    • savages which they are generally supposed to have been.
    • generations, say to the age of Charles the Great and even earlier,
    • elemental, deeply inward forces of soul. It worked as an imponderable
    • hearts from a degenerate Oriental culture. We can find evidence of
    • certain warmth of feeling which pours out in all his utterances and
    • investigation into reality. The widespread confusion, and innumerable
    • extent when we take into consideration the things I have put before
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    • Without taking into consideration the theosophical aspect it may be
    • he fainted when he first entered an operating theatre where a corpse
    • errors and people do not tolerate them.
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    • The Unutterable Name. Spirits of Space and of Time.
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    • body. Yet we could not see this physical part as we generally see it
    • generally appears to us, only because it is permeated by the etheric
    • the mineral world. If through some cosmic miracle we would now be
    • body tissues which tend towards an over-exuberant growth. Many an
    • understand the mineral, lifeless substance; that is to say, they will
    • one spoke of the unutterable name of God in the soul, a name which
    • unutterable name may therefore be seen in the facts explained to you
    • take hold of the lifeless, mineral essence of the world. But we must
    • knowledge of the mineral world and ascend to the knowledge of the
    • the general destinies of humanity? Oh, in a certain sense it is very
    • painful today to speak to people of general human destinies! People
    • element in the hierarchic order. It is good to envisage these three
    • Hierarchies in thoughts and concepts, with the aid of the means just
    • During my life I received innumerable letters from church people
    • we are standing under the sign of cooperation in our anthroposophical
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    • THE GENERAL ANTHROPOSOPHIC SOCIETY, DORNACH,
    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • physical life, or in general upon our whole being, it is evident
    • activities? Ordinary psychology enumerates, but does not
    • spiritual hierarchies, the Angeloi, still willed for man. During
    • the spiritual beings of higher hierarchies. Only if our will can
    • example, related by Erasmus Franceschi and based on truth. In his
    • youth, Erasmus Franceschi lived with an aunt. Once he dreamed
    • literally takes hold of you and pushes you out of bed.
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    • the general course of modern civilisation will inevitably involve the
    • mankind in general has undergone a fundamental change in its frame of
    • observes closely the outlook on life of the younger generation and
    • invaded the general consciousness with giant strides. Just think how
    • into consideration only so much of man as is animal. It considers man
    • is no general feeling for it. Properly conducted elementary
    • supposed to lead the several nations, those who at any rate hold
    • utterances have absolutely no meaning — Woodrow Wilson, who
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    • meets with general acceptance to-day.
    • generation. Do not think I want to criticise this method of
    • considerable difference.
    • the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms we begin to behold beings,
    • but a perfectly conscious and deliberate action. Putting down some
    • This plan made it possible for the several fields of
    • several realms of knowledge. Each made a deep study of the field of
    • For not only is it true that mankind in general is
    • merely man in general, but each single human being, is relied upon to
    • literature of how Christianity is deepened, and can stand forth in
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    • have gradually reached a point at which, as a general rule, we do not
    • special gifts for teaching others about the different temperaments
    • temperament should be taken in such a way, whereas that other person
    • with the same temperament but with a different trend of character
    • to become matters of general interest. This is a necessity for social
    • knowledge in general, and to search out everything which can
    • for more and more tolerance, particularly where thought in connection
    • centuries of the Christian era this or that may have been adapted to
    • from the religious confessions in general, and what calumnies are
    • development in the world generally, which at present puts everything
    • elemental beings surrounding us; of the Hierarchies, Angels,
    • Hierarchies themselves who help us when we know about them. And if in
    • science. And here we need not confine ourselves to deliberately
    • consideration. Here, among its many enemies, we find a well-wisher of
    • instead of allowing life to degenerate into a mere excuse for
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    • first consider the people in general from among whom the yogi emerged
    • in general was very different from what it is today. In the present age
    • direction and this has nothing whatever to do with the river. In general,
    • knows how modern man generally reacts to some slight hurt, then it is
    • venerable traditions are accepted simply through faith. It must be said
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    • Anthroposophical Movement, were meant to counteract these things.
    • in vague and general, but in concrete terms.
    • one cannot even speak of the general economic principles which are
    • not by all manner of theoretic considerations.
    • several domains they are no longer able to go back to the real
    • the whole Universe. The several spheres of modern life have suffered
    • a high degree immersed in the general life of Nature, including the
    • the beautiful mineral quartz, enclosed in the form of a prism and
    • forget that the silicon which lives thus in the mineral quartz is
    • co-operation of the two forces — or, to choose two typical
    • substances, in the co-operation of the limestone and silicious
    • that contributes to the sequence of generation after generation in
    • shows a considerable accumulation of warmth, which, when the tension
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    • (Diagram 2). The surface of the Earth is generally
    • regarded as mere mineral matter — including some organic
    • well be at a considerable depth beneath the surface. Therefore,
    • upward. There must be constant interaction between what is drawn in
    • must also be in mutual interaction with what is going on in the
    • downward into the soil. Thus a true mutual interaction will arise
    • The mineral
    • of form, can be developed for the mineral substances within the
    • its own mineral masses; it comes under the influence of the
    • situation. Towards the end of January the mineral substances of the
    • relation to plant growth, what happens in the minerals at this time
    • least exposed to the mineral substances. On the other hand, for a
    • before it, when the minerals are, so to speak, just on the
    • withal the life of Man himself degenerate and die. As in ancient
    • the right number of cows, horses, pigs, etc., severally, the
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    • lecture we shall consider Nature's activity quite generally
    • generally recognised; nevertheless the question, what is the essence
    • significance of protein it will not suffice us to enumerate as its
    • scarcely more than to take snapshots of them with a camera. All that
    • the merely mineral and rigid limestone-formation which the Earth
    • there is chaos once more. Chaos in the seed must interact with chaos
    • behaves itself tolerably well. There in the human being the
    • human organs in the total organism of man. We must regard the several
    • metallic acids, or even bitumen which is scarcely mineral at all. It
    • they can only see the silica where it has hard mineral outline, they
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    • was scientifically proven that a human being of average weight (eleven
    • generally true. The experiments are very useful. It is the theorising
    • which science claims to give for various branches of life generally
    • whenever in any given locality you have a general level or niveau,
    • inorganic mineral earth with fruitful humus-substance, or with any waste
    • If you use mineral, purely mineral substances as manure, you will never
    • element of the earth. With mineral manures you can influence
    • stand under the influence of mineral manures will have a kind of growth
    • already described to you from several standpoints, and that is the chalky
    • generally supposed to have something to do with the goodness of the
    • to in current literature as Preparations 502-507. During the past
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    • negative it generally helps us little; we must have positive principles
    • by mineralising methods, we shall only succeed in quickening the liquid
    • directly, and this we cannot do by merely mineral procedures. This we
    • often find repeated in agricultural literature, in many variations.
    • more as a general indication — I shall mention a few more things
    • (or potash, generally speaking) carry the growth rather into those regions
    • plant which is generally obtainable. If there is none of it in the district,
    • constituents — as carbon, nitrogen, etc. — to their several
    • Here again, it is a charming Operation. Instead of using these intestinal
    • Truly it is the greatest benefactor of plant growth in general, and
    • do no harm. For in a certain sense the nettle plants would liberate
    • of the iron on plant-growth in general. Hence it would undoubtedly be
    • the other preparations. The general effect will be such that the manure
    • diseases. I am speaking in general terms at the moment. Nowadays
    • generally of little use for the doctor to be able to describe an illness
    • that the scientists generally have to-day in their description of diseases.
    • healing too can take — if I may say so — a more general course.
    • a transmutation of the elements? Observation of several elements has
    • interaction between the silicic acid and the potassium — not
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    • detail. Very little can be said in general terms; they must all be specifically
    • me deal with weeds and harmful plants in general. We are not so much
    • — into the sequence of generations.
    • When the Moon was still one with the Earth there was nothing so mineral
    • as we have to-day. Even now, after its severance, the Moon works so
    • little ash, but that does not matter. Quite literally, for the plants
    • this way. Quite generally speaking, you have far-reaching possibilities
    • can speak, more in general terms, of the harmful plants or vegetable
    • pests of the field. But we can no longer speak so generally when we
    • general regulations.
    • very easy to carry out. One will have to work towards a general insight,
    • to think that you will have considerable pleasure in such things. You
    • air whose temperature is seventy degrees centigrade, hot or cold, above
    • or below zero. You cannot do it. You depend on a certain temperature.
    • itself, it certainly applies to what we must do in counteracting it.
    • is necessary to perform this operation when the Sun is in the sign of
    • it is different. It is comparative nonsense to speak of the Sun in general
    • its appearance. The preparations generally look like pepper).
    • itself — the solid, mineral element — which must be made
    • alive. The water, too, is mineral. There is of course no hard-and-fast
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    • occurring in Nature (minerals, plants, animals — we will leave
    • one generally considers a single plant by itself. Then, from the single
    • and genera, and all the rest that we are then supposed to know. Yet
    • the Universal being — all things are in mutual interaction; the
    • the fields. Only these coarse interactions are traced. But in addition
    • to these coarse interactions, finer ones, too, are constantly taking
    • take these finer interactions into account. Otherwise we shall make
    • where the several roots began or ended. A common root-being would arise
    • that the air and warmth may become mineral for the Bake of man and animal.
    • life a little more, so that it becomes slightly more mineral. While,
    • mineral — far more so than the roots of herbaceous plants. And
    • the root, being more mineral, deprives the earthly soil — observe,
    • world in general, of which we shall speak in a moment.
    • — that is, to the mineral nature of the earth; while the world
    • the world of worms and larvae — is related to the mineral, especially
    • interaction with the larva- and insect-world.
    • All things in Nature are in mutual interaction, once again. But we can
    • will reveal, quite generally speaking, the relation of plant to animal-nature,
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    • are, however, extremely difficult to clothe in general formulae or the
    • in the several measures you have to take.
    • Combustion is a process in mineral or lifeless Nature. Quite apart from
    • and in the limbs generally, yet also permeating the whole Body. And
    • will show you how futile it is merely to give general instructions:
    • of earthly substance goes through the whole path, and is at last literally
    • as I said, we must first indicate general guiding lines for individual
    • you care for in this case? You must see that the right co-operation
    • If this co-operation is taking place, so that the streaming from behind
    • lines generally take a generation to work themselves out), when the
    • and linseed together will work in this way. You do not make a general
    • do things in this way quite consciously and deliberately. Thus you will
    • that a considerable part is played, in all that tends towards the fruiting
    • no special function. Generally speaking, we can say, the root-nature
    • in the human body. Therefore, quite generally speaking, liver diseases
    • of the influence of the remaining Organs of the body. Indeed, the exaggerated
    • is due to the tolerance which has been shown, which has allowed a number
    • They must now recall the well-known opera and fix a padlock on their
    • owing to their general interest and who are not in the Agricultural
  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • everywhere took form, how it could be seen in minerals,
    • was what we now see realized in the mineral world. The
  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • to speak. We grow mineralized. With this we again fit
    • mineral world. We become, as it were, a body which has
    • mineral. This led us to the point of being able to say that
    • the stars come into consideration insofar as they are
    • from heaven, without any cooperation on our part. Here (in
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    • placed out into the general evolution of humanity, so now something else was
    • with high spiritual truths, the general culture became more and more
    • if the coming generation is not to fail into decadence but to take a turn,
    • are concerned, then Brotherhood comes into consideration; if it is a question
    • and a third a different one again. All these individualities in their several
    • human generation will understand how the three ideals of Brotherhood, Freedom
    • of consideration, and a portion of the forces of electricity. But the forces
    • much deeper determining influence on the karma of our age than is generally
    • generally stop to think how it is that mankind did not come to this knowledge
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    • with the aid of the generally accepted science, and in regard to this
    • Anthroposophy also strives to begin where the generally accepted
    • Beginners in the method of spiritual science generally think that an
    • generally advanced. Scientific facts can be remembered, they live in
    • same way in which one generally prepares lectures based on memory.
    • more than one generally thinks is connected with this second
    • here in the physical world we preferably cling to observation and
    • physical world? Several things may be taken into consideration. I
    • moral courage, or courage in general; this should be intensified in
    • greater than those which we generally use in our external life, which
    • courage is generally connected with the life of feeling and resembles
    • Those who advance criticism in this respect, generally do so because
    • Medicine, and therapy in particular, can be essentially fructified by
    • spiritual science, and we have already opened Clinical-therapeutic
    • natural-scientific facts and their operations, but penetrate them as
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    • one come to be able at last to erase a spiritual world when it
    • true. In materialistic literature, in the materialistic world
    • dark. Since he wants to admit only this kind of proof, he generally
    • that in our era to a certain degree every person, if only he
  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • the views which arise from a valid consideration of man's
    • science and has taken general hold of people's minds. This scientific
    • attained considerable heights from time to time, but human souls were
    • inside at the Greek or the Roman era will find what is said here
    • understand fully what belongs to the era from the eighth century
    • falls in the first third of this era, and the
    • of the epoch I described as the era of the evolution of intelligence
    • to understand it merely out of a material conglomeration of
    • an understanding of it will become the general possession of mankind.
    • whole span of man's life consists of an alteration between the kind
    • based on a literal acceptance of the Bible. This ‘simple
    • this is an absolutely general task of the times — an obligation
    • The liberated spirit will bring us to a
    • addition to having a liberated spirit and a soul that is equal with
  • Title: The Year as a Symbol of the Great Cosmic Year
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    • our lifeless inorganic Earth, the mineral kingdom of our Earth. This
    • which is apparently lifeless substance, the mineral which to the
    • 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
    • belonging to the mineral kingdom. We shall not occupy ourselves with
    • consciousness. Let us now turn from the mineral Earth, and
    • We can speak of a consciousness of the whole mineral Earth, but we
    • into consideration. To simplify our subject, we say: In the daytime
    • consciousness intermingles with the mineral consciousness of
    • consciousness, that is, the general consciousness belonging to the
    • mineral earth, and the general plant consciousness — are always
    • mineral things and events of the Earth and the whole plant world have
    • What is the nature of the mineral consciousness of the
    • nature of this mineral consciousness, this consciousness of the great
    • Thus fundamentally the mineral consciousness contains
    • of the whole mineral world. This is why it is said in Spiritual
    • mineral-consciousness, two streams of evolution — progress
    • era, to a time when all human thought was evolved within the cycle of
    • New Year, plant-consciousness penetrates mineral consciousness, so,
    • years before our era. When that consciousness came about man
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    • into consideration. Is it correct that only pictures, only
    • interest himself in the progress of the general condition, of
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • of the human organism. It is a general assumption of modern natural
    • this veneration, understanding and penetration of what is truly
    • with the Divine. Men steep themselves in oriental literature much
    • possible must be consciously, deliberately and freely striven
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • pictures of minerals, animals or plants but of
    • Egyptian culture founded by Hermes, the conditions heralded
    • to give a general picture of what would come to pass in the
    • presented by the columns and roof coverings can literally
    • obliterated. Nothing of all these splendours of the physical
    • physical plane, is obliterated in the spiritual world. And
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • physical body in general. But one cannot understand human life with
    • physical brain. What is to be found in anthroposophic literature and
    • unconquerable fear of the spiritual world. When they say they do not
    • unconquerable fear of taking these things seriously.
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    • having, yes, the unreal imaginations. We must deliberately
    • mineral kingdom is caught up in a death-bringing process, a
    • permeated with minerality, and which is all around us. We see this,
    • recognised within the general nature Of man, which contains within
    • submit to spiritual compulsion. Schiller gave utterance to this
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • generally, of men belonging to modern civilisation, this experience
    • centuries before the beginning of the Christian era has not since
    • Gautama Buddha, and the incarnation at the beginning of our era of
    • The utterances of the Maitreya
    • rely upon any herald to announce him as the Maitreya Buddha, but upon
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • health generally, but who are weak, are as if infected by them. Among
    • such a way that the several members unfold strongly and healthily. If
    • account; it represents a preponderance of the physical over the
    • several members of man's being.
    • be bad deliberately to work for this in school education. Anthroposophy
    • the evening, people are generally too tired to harbour such thoughts.
    • something that one finds exasperating because of its effect on
    • differently we must take hold of life than we generally do. It is not
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • general, more comprehensive principles and results of our
    • man move forwards, subjectivity does not come into consideration.
    • interesting to follow such an extension of mathematical operations
    • that cannot be visualised, and so on. These operations are logical
    • natural sciences as well as therapy, medicine, history, etc. We shall
    • A consideration
    • then the Seven Liberal Arts. They had to have been mastered by
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • of artistic creation. I hope, however, that to-day's considerations
    • should now like to speak of the considerations
    • (aus dem Farbig-Malerischen heraus);
    • one's mind's eye as in yesterday's considerations, one sees that
    • a space as peripheral as earthly space (physical space) is central. A
    • arched in every individual. There is no general, only an individual,
    • — results from two sets of forces: the peripheral forces
    • to artistic considerations. For it is not possible to study the etheric
    • a body of formative forces exists. The mineral kingdom has no such
    • what I am now indicating in more general terms, one will be able to
    • — he finds he can, again in co-operation with the world, create
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    • all that you feel, is saturated with fear and its reverberations in
    • of which I have spoken. The average man to-day is aware of the world
    • demand. It was by a deliberate calling forth of fear, followed by an
    • utterance from the lips of an Oriental sage. It will perhaps be
    • up by General Smuts, the Minister of Africa, with his
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    • spiritual way about the world, where before, in our consideration of
    • world, a world wherein spiritual Beings of higher Hierarchies work
    • is not tolerated, any more than in the moon, but it has a fructifying
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • realm of the higher Hierarchies and who then imparted spiritual
    • dead, mineral substances deposit themselves in the brain as well
    • also be viewed from the side of the higher Hierarchies, and
    • higher Hierarchies have within them the forces which fashioned
    • and finally the Earth. If the higher Hierarchies had, as it were,
    • intellect. We, the higher Hierarchies, are unable to bring forth
    • intellect. We, the Hierarchies, cannot so fashion the Earth that
    • hierarchy. He enters the stream of evolution by a different path.
    • If we tolerate Ahriman, if we allow him to participate in the
    • operations of the intellect alone. Nor has he yet relinquished
    • Hierarchies belonging to Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth drew Ahriman
    • earliest days of the Christian era.
    • moment that there had been no regeneration of the old Hebrew
    • Hierarchies of Saturn, Sun and Moon who are interwoven with
    • cold, inwardly dead; it paralyses us. In the operations of the
    • operations of pure thinking we understand the reality of freedom,
  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • of the ancient Persian Archangeloi-Beings, who lived and operated in
    • I argue as follows: — I plunge into the mineral world, into the
    • many ways and strong materialists, who took into consideration the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • initiates, thanks to the place given to them by the general Karma of
    • forces, of spiritual forces, that will cooperate from spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • in general, what he perceives through his senses. After all, that
    • mineral world, or by following any other branch of modern natural
    • philosophers before Socrates, namely Heraclitus, Thales,
    • human evolution. The words of Heraclitus, of Thales, Anaxagoras
    • mineralogy, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, etc. etc., —
    • Gods”. It would be a very good thing if several people —
    • and by “several” I mean many — particularly those
    • is necessary to become acquainted with several things which appear
    • physics, chemistry, mineralogy, botany, geology, biology, offer, in
    • knowledge in natural science, in mineralogy, geology, etc., so we
    • they are generally honest people, but this honesty does not protect
    • must be studied several years if we wish
    • this talk of the higher hierarchies which must first be known? What
    • things, give general indications on the connection of the material
    • speak in general phrases and if they remain victorious they will
    • undoubtedly succeed in making the third generation entirely
    • of the spiritual literature of to-day foster materialism far more
    • of a general nature. True spiritual science arouses opposition. In
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    • basis of general freedom. Only very few people in our day
    • faiths — a fatalism that deliberately precludes
    • conclusion, that the temperament, the mode of thought for an
    • temperament for altruism, but they have not got the kind of
    • altruism into practice. They have merely got the temperament,
    • about the Asiatic civilisation, that the temperament is
    • there, and that this temperament is inwardly
    • realising this temperament in outer life. That is just the
    • possesses more especially the inner temperament for the
    • — the inward temperament for altruism.
    • but she has not the temperament to solve the social question.
    • Asiatic temperament. The social necessities of Europe are
    • about the social question, but the temperament is lacking. On
    • temperament which, properly realised, leads to social feeling
    • for any true regeneration, any real reconstruction of our
    • the need for the common co-operation of men all over the
    • — the one Conservative, the other Liberal, and for a
    • long time they enjoyed considerable respect. The various
    • conservative tendencies and the party with liberal
    • been detached from the soil, is liberal, progressive. So that
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    • experience the four temperaments. There it becomes clear to
    • have gone through the temperaments, we come to what may be
    • inwardly till you have descended through the temperaments
    • the properties of the several elements; but it is only at
    • Hierarchies nearest to man.
    • the four Temperaments
    • through the soul-forces and the temperaments and through the
    • planets, and through them the higher Hierarchies, circle on
    • Wisdom, Courage, Balance or Moderation, and Justice. And the
    • And yet, it is literally true: he may have written the book
    • co-operate.
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    • for this is to a certain extent repeated in the interaction
    • entirely of the Earth but something earthly moderated by the
    • the human form who has no wish to take into consideration the
    • keep it in a straight line. From the interaction of these two
    • formation of our head has a peripheral character, and that in
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    • were, liberated from his own selfhood.
    • Art has degenerated, for example, into formalism, much could
    • soul they can have only a brief, ephemeral existence. So we
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    • Liberation from rebirth — this is the innermost nerve of
    • when in one such earthly life he can liberate himself from this
    • ages the general condition of humanity was such as we find still
    • an earlier time. Neither is it generally admitted that
    • general attitude of soul, till it could be said: “We have
    • innumerable lives will never solve the great riddles of old age, of
    • death. The wisdom of this world could never bring liberation;
    • liberation could only proceed from something this world cannot give.
    • he realised: “Only when Man is liberated from the wheel of
    • physical world of space points to liberation. All the words man uses
    • form an idea of the realm entered by one who has been liberated from
    • individual existence he strives for liberation from the thirst for
    • Buddhist seeks liberation from the world and from rebirths by
    • overcoming the thirst for existence. The Christian seeks liberation
    • “original sin” of the world and seeks liberation from the
    • destroyed.” Compare these words with an utterance of the
    • liberation from the world, man, gazing at the central spiritual Sun,
    • world. He passed from plant to plant, from mineral to mineral,
    • greatness of this liberated human being consists in the fact that he
    • that is connected with it. Herein is the great liberation —
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    • Physiological Therapy Based on Spiritual Science.
    • Physiologisch-Therapeutisches auf Grundlage der
    • Geisteswissenschaft. Zur Therapie und Hygiene.
    • there were one generality — “Man.” No attention is
    • the people in general, either directly or indirectly through their
    • the facts of modern science no longer justify the general explanation
    • this living interaction between the soul and every single part of the
    • contained in the several sciences in such a way that a knowledge
    • away from its intellectualistic character when the several branches
    • more than a diagnosis, never to a real therapy in this domain. In
    • mental or spiritual diseases therapy must proceed to administer a
    • that is expressed in the different temperaments, for instance, and
    • the activity of the temperaments in the human being, in the way in
    • give utterance to abstract theories — man consists of such and
    • general ordering of life affects the health of human beings —
    • make the best use of the different temperaments in human society and
    • general hygienic principles in the sphere of education. The whole
    • This can give rise to an active co-operation for the preservation of
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    • Beings of the Hierarchies — a relation manifold and
    • from the Hierarchy of the Angeloi speaks A to one, or a Being of the
    • Hierarchy of the Archangeloi, or some other Being. Outwardly the
    • liberate the consonant nature that permeates the human being for so
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • soul in the several epochs. It is only in the modern age of
    • that was so clearly revealed to the ancients, was obliterated from
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    • through the general state of consciousness of the present time, they
    • When we think of them as atoms, in general, when we imagine matter in
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    • complete disappearance, it would in fact be necessary to eradicate,
    • from generation to generation. This must be what occurred at that
    • indicated, several times, something very significant. I stated that
    • had gradually degenerated, so that, when the Christ did come, people
    • first centuries of the Christian era, we find great spirits arising,
    • a time, at the beginning of our era, a man was born in Nazareth, or
    • general refers, of course, to these ether bodies. But what I am
    • this tree was handed down from generation to generation and became,
    • veneration for the infant Jesus, when he is portrayed as a child and
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • considerations.
    • these we must take our start today. Our considerations will
    • you touch your right hand with your left hand-say with the several
    • Though the everyday consciousness does not generally go farther
    • of our body. For unless the several members of our organism stood in
    • are generally unaware. Hence we do not distinguish what the
    • we generally observe a human being, as he places himself with his
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • base of our considerations here — has geology to say about the
    • in stone quarries or mining-operations, any breaking-up of the ground
    • mineral character. And it is perhaps also known that some of the most
    • it is an interesting and generally known fact that the upper layers —
    • count among the lower species and genera of the animal- and
    • fire-process the oldest rock-formations and minerals
    • granite-formation. [The above statements refer in general to the actual
    • He held that, generally speaking, nothing that we are able to observe
    • gaseous cosmic nebula in a state of high temperature, had detached
    • drilling-operations reach depths which must be regarded only as tiny
    • mineral base on which we walk surrounded by air with its fog and
    • not find only such mineralised air and cloud-formations as we have
    • and looked out into space would not have seen a weaving, mineralised
    • short, our whole body. What is in operation here is the process we
    • generally people ask: How could “life” have developed out
    • lifeless is preceded by the living. The lifeless mineral is a
    • further still. We are led by what operates in the mineral domain to
    • the real origin of the present minerals, the plant-forms and so on:
    • tend more towards the mineral element, and that on the other side the
    • final product; this has turned into the minerals in accordance with
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • this tapestry of the senses. The physicist, or people generally who
    • then someone had come along and wanted to erase five of these marks,
    • perceive the details, but we do perceive, and that to a considerable
    • From this you see that activities generally looked upon as
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    • uns nicht gerade tobsüchtig verhalten oder nachtwandeln,
    • Aus unserem Gefühl heraus führen wir unsere Willensimpulse
    • und mehr als eigentliche Gedankenkräfte heraus. Aber sie sind
    • eben als Gedankenkräfte durchaus veranlagt im Menschen, wenn er
    • physischen Leibes herauskommt, seine Glieder bewegt, und wie nach und
    • So daß in der Tat immer mehr die Zeit heranrückt, wo die
    • vorzulegen auf Grundlage dessen, was wir nun gerade wiederum
    • Gegenwart, und aus der Vergangenheit heraus sprießt dasjenige,
    • Gegenwart erahnen wollen, ja, wenn Sie nur irgend etwas denken
    • verläuft, diese logischen Gedanken aus der Außenwelt heraus
    • Zusammenhang, und so holen wir die Zahl aus unserem Inneren heraus.
    • materielle Leben richtig verachtet und sagt: Ich strebe zum Geist,
    • Organismus, aus der vorhandenen Nahrung heraus gesättigt; das
    • Organismus heraus durch die Löcher, die da entstehen, durch
    • überall Löcher, hineinlegen die Materie. Der Mensch
    • wirkt es von innen. Wenn wir wollen, entstehen überall in uns
    • haben es überall mit Geistigem zu tun. Und wir durchschauen die
    • Materie in ihrem Dasein, in ihrer Wirksamkeit, indem wir überall
    • Bewußtsein heraufgehoben werden müssen, wenn eine
    • handelt es sich darum, daß man gerade für das
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    • at Munich, which generally begins with a dramatic representation
    • this deepening. We may, without exaggeration say that we do make it
    • deliberately the errors of Rosicrucianism, for ancient Rosicrucianism
    • era, ascended to the next dignity, which is also understood in
    • in an individuality who lived 105 years before our era, in Jesus ben
    • that it was all a delusion, but that 105 years before our era there
    • our era; the only mistake is that he is described as the Christ.
    • Do we deny that a man lived 105 years before our era, who was stoned
    • place at the starting point of our era never existed; for there we
    • consideration of a subject from different standpoints or perhaps from
    • our era and was stoned. But when for instance, in the last book by
    • lived 105 years before our era — and not at the beginning of
    • our era, as we say of Christ Jesus.
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    • the present day an absolutely super-sensible and imponderable entity.
    • soul-being into consideration, that all the qualities of the soul are
    • in themselves. Hence in literature we find but few descriptions
    • clairvoyant forces. In external literature, however, whether written
    • to investigate some of the more modern literature where the
    • Hegel is much discussed in philosophical literature of the 19th
    • least similar to those we perceive in the animal, plant or mineral
    • discoverable. If we revert to the simile of swimming, we may say it
    • as far as this we become aware of a remarkable alteration in the
    • Hierarchies, as though striking into it and playing into it. We can
    • entirely of Wisdom interact with the hierarchy of the Spirits of
    • Spirits of Personality, known to us as Archai in the hierarchy of
    • endeavoured in our consideration of ancient Saturn to penetrate more
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    • general it is assumed that the greatness of the deed depends upon the
    • who lives temperately, who only eats as much as is necessary to
    • during the evolution of ancient Sun we come to a severance between
    • raised. From resignation comes forth water; water is in literal truth
    • generally speaking from the immortal beings. So now, when we learn
    • drizzling rain, into which flashes the lightning of the Seraphim. We
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    • now under consideration, we must clearly realise that in speaking of
    • noble character in whom dwells what is generated by their own natures
    • introduce one specific part of Movement in general.
    • to us, the utterance of a spirit living at a time when it could not
    • foundation of things. We see, too, that our era had to come to
    • veneration for such men, who could not find their bearings as regards
    • long desired — we cannot but feel a veneration for them. So, on
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    • Spirits of Movement, however, and this can be taken almost literally,
    • the other kingdoms surrounding us. We may ask: do minerals die? To
    • the occultist there could be no sense in saying that minerals die. It
    • the same sense, according to occult science, the minerals do
    • finger-nail is a member of our own, and although a mineral may appear
    • trim it off. The destruction of a mineral is no death for the mineral
    • — not of one great organism, like the mineral — but of
    • at death in the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms is only
    • Hierarchies — we should find that they do not know death in the
    • obliterate his most significant earth deed. For indeed we have seen
    • even as regards the lower beings referred to as the mineral, plant
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    • full consideration to the events now raging all over the
    • the laws that human minds are able to perceive as operative
    • actually taking shape. Later generations will be able to use
    • and reality. For you see, the generations of today are taking
    • average individual; being anthroposophists, you are not
    • ordinary, average people of today — the present age is
    • spirit. Strange as it may sound to the ordinary, average
    • is what people generally think today, though this does not
    • method unless they are literally off their heads.
    • real feeling for what it means when a miserable individual of
    • something to be discussed in the way people generally discuss
    • present time is literally challenging us every hour, indeed
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    • humanity. I think it is fair to say that, generally speaking,
    • physical body, etheric body — the body of generative
    • body and our generative powers relate to the physical world;
    • which are generally read today. The old knowledge was still
    • mineral, principle in the human body and into the mercurial
    • night now come together. As they interact, opportunity is
    • truly venerable and highly developed because it has evolved
    • to realize this, but — I have spoken of this on several
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    • time, going back several decades and also looking decades
    • many respects go utterly against current and generally
    • which differed from generally accepted views had to be said
    • so, for people are tremendously intolerant in their hearts
    • party politics and so on. People who take a liberal view of
    • coming to the fore today in this respect — in general
    • really deserves to be made the universal saviour of general
    • general opinions of today. Different conditions have to be
    • blood or the like. Nevertheless, this literary lexicon quotes
    • a well-known literary historian as saying that Hermann Bahr
    • hoops, because a literary historian had said he was Jewish.
    • establish the truth. The literary historian then said: Well,
    • embarrassment for the literary historian, but he would stick
    • last twelve generations to show that he did not have a drop
    • one in the case of this renowned and widely-read literary
    • is now necessary to make things generally known, it happens
    • not in the habit of working hard in the general rather than
    • acquire general interests.
    • they generally know better than anyone else to be untrue
    • little, perhaps, as the literary historian who would convert
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • general was protected and did not have to accept them. Many
    • their strict duty not to speak to people in general of these
    • you a general formula, but it will be better to use the
    • gods, to govern the growth and general physiognomy of human
    • generally do not want to know about today but which is
    • is taken in hand with wisdom. Because of the general trend of
    • because of this there is a general difficulty today in
    • generally receive truths. People do not like to be told
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    • between major epochs, a general description of which is given in
    • properties of minerals, rocks and the different formations to
    • subject matter for several volumes. I have made it into a
    • all the stereotyped ideas people have today. In general terms
    • possible, preferably as soon as it is born, so that this
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • general terms we might say people would look like spectres,
    • hierarchies, from the Spirits of Form downwards. The right
    • the cosmic hierarchies. The human being which has evolved
    • cosmic hierarchies. If you visualize the essential nature of
    • then you have the body of cosmic hierarchies (drawing on the
    • hierarchies and it comes through the whole essential human
    • being, which is the image of the hierarchies.
    • solid and mineral in quality. Everywhere colour and sound
    • ‘One's a human being; if there are several, you've
    • innumerable times. The answer would be that the philosopher
    • possible to erase from our minds the thoughts which come from
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • as will be evident from several
    • they generally think they are describing such a reality.
    • All very erudite, of course, for today's writers generally are most
    • otherwise has considerable merit. There is no need to make
    • seriously come into consideration in this respect.
    • quite certain, that, generally speaking, people were afraid
    • grids. Even in those days it would generally make them
    • was a good boy and had few beatings. The teacher's general
    • It is generally
    • themselves, they are thinking in the general thinking
    • must therefore also hold true in a more general sense that we
    • general knowledge.
    • generation is mainly educated to think in abstract terms, and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • want to grasp reality, we cannot throw a general, standard
    • literally inclined to think in abstractions. This takes them
    • today who are literally craving such limited concepts. The
    • ‘insignificant’, ‘general’,
    • it cannot be decided by using generalized abstract ideas of
    • world and temporality, general and particular, and so on.
    • This kind of generalized philosophizing will get us nowhere
    • applied to the dead, inorganic mineral world. If philosophers
    • therefore need different forms from those one generally sees
    • realize — even if it may not be literally so —
    • the abstract deliberations which we can always go into, but
    • coming and they may have had it for many years. Generally
    • deliberately calling it ‘Wilsonianism’ because I
    • Berlin, someone with considerable acumen, has written
    • Society. High ideals were dished up liberally and
    • ‘general brotherhood’, ‘love of
    • this sweetness and general love seemed to me like someone who
    • room: ‘Dear stove, it is your general stove duty to get
    • after year with sweet nothings about general love of
    • humanity. This ‘general love of humanity’ has
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    • spirit belonging to the hierarchy of Archangels whom we may
    • of human beings. Before this they were more of a general
    • to have the general twaddle which is so popular with the
    • general terms will get you nowhere. We must consider specific
    • threshold. Events in this world are not merely general but
    • concrete way and not just refer to them in general terms such
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • would ever fail to make new literary works widely known? You
    • epochmaking literary works would remain unknown? Surely we
    • stages of becoming what it is today. A new literary work
    • people like generalities better than most other things. And
    • at several hundred degrees below zero in the light of
    • clever then as the present generation does now in looking
    • the spirit often have almost insuperable difficulties in
    • had some of the old atavistic wisdom and also considerable
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • these considerations that human soul nature will essentially
    • considerations are concerned, and the depth of the human soul
    • consideration to two aspects which will be extraordinarily
    • is, of course, anything but the abstract mineral entity
    • imagined by modern mineralogists, geologists and physicists.
    • anthroposophical literature. It will not be enough just to
    • it is to bridge the gap between spiritual science in general
    • The book is now generally available and I should like to draw
    • bridges between the general approach used in anthroposophy
    • anthroposophical consideration. If you read the book
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • our temperaments. Human beings will be unable to get even a
    • phenomena. At the present time people generally give validity
    • one hierarchy or another? Those are the questions we ask, and
    • definitions of this kind are generally accepted, and many of
    • may give a general idea of the spirits of darkness, but it
    • members of the hierarchy of the Angels have been active among
    • everything has its time in evolution. In the general and
    • times Michael, the spirit from the hierarchy of Archangels
    • considerable difference in physical form between Americans
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • literature — here I mean not only fine literature
    • general human karma. If one turns one's attention to the
    • in which generation follows generation. These things have to
    • become the general human persuasion; people will not grow so
    • has already been made, though only in the literary field
    • beginning of our era there lived an individual who was
    • said, are the beginnings in the field of literature. The
    • both in general and in detail. We have had a general
    • will show that the general insights gained also prove true in
    • that the people who have been least profound are the literary
    • he was not really a literary historian. He lectured on
    • science’ of historians and literary historians.
    • independence, culture and literature were then still being
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • affairs involved mainly members of the hierarchy of
    • resulted on earth. Angelic spirits belonging to the hierarchy
    • of Angels served the higher hierarchy of Archangels; they did
    • members of the two hierarchies was entirely above the earthly
    • for then the members of the hierarchy of the Angels became
    • will generally lead to error, for with this we tend to follow
    • different currents which interact to produce the whole. You
    • significant insights and their interactions, such as those of
    • say you have lived several decades, or two or three decades
    • were more inclined to follow the general trend, continued to
    • intellectual movement generated agitation among the
    • that several hundred professors are employed as professors of
    • certain cloud combination which generates lightning; a
    • similar combination will again generate lightning. Modern
    • position of the sun. Generally speaking, however, the course
    • to consideration of the spiritual life which is behind the
    • people like Millerand
    • another direction. He asks: How far can someone like Millerand,
    • today, with innumerable channels opening into it from the
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • to his overall moral view of himself, man felt that he was sinful and
    • connected this intellectual fall of man is to his general moral fall.
    • part of the general culture.
    • et cetera, we do not immediately become paragons of pride. This
    • next generation into another insect. And furthermore; if these
    • anecdotally. Therefore they do not gain the validity in our general
    • element is being eradicated more and more from the
    • must eradicate in ourselves is the inclination to sectarianism, for
  • Title: Foredrag: Kristusimpulsen i tidens utvikling og dens virke i mennesket
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    • begynnelsen av vår tidsregning i den efteratlantiske tid.
    • alder. Efterat jeg-bevisstheten er våknet, kan vi jo
    • I vårt nuværende efteratlantiske
    • Følgen derav var at i denne gamle lemiuriske tid antok den
    • Jeg-bevisstheten våkner først efterat barnet har
    • beror utelukkende på en slags efteraping, som riktignok er
    • gjennem Kristus, ville mennesket i den efteratlantiske tid ha
    • Så kom den efteratlantiske utvikling,
    • efterat de tre Kristus-begivenheter hadde funnet sted, som jeg
    • I den efteratlantiske utvikling hadde
    • Kristusimpulsen i seg. I den efteratlantiske tid skulle
    • efteratlantiske
    • - var kommet så langt at det i den fjerde efteratlantiske
    • var oppspart til den efteratlantiske tids menneskehet - ja
    • igrunnen til den fjerde efteratlantiske periodes mennesker.
    • Kristus begynte den fjerde efteratlantiske kulturperiode.
    • begynte den femte efteratlantiske kulturperiode. Akkurat
    • efteratlantiske periode til en viss forståelse av
    • femte efteratlantiske periode til en bevisst uttalelse av
    • inne i den femte efteratlantiske periode og gjennem
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  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • human consciousness in general, as a kind of ideal for man's striving
    • the consciousness of sin, the general consciousness of to-day has, to
    • this lies in the considerations that I have already set forth. Once I said
    • air-like, evanescent, imponderable parts of the body. Thus thinking became
    • that took into consideration a pre-earthly existence. In the light of
    • matter really lies far deeper than one generally thinks. Whereas in
    • thoughts contained in modern scientific literature. Enough is known
    • of to-day's considerations, I said, with regard to the consciousness
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    • to innumerable passages in books on occultism or also in
    • significance of such a passage is generally overlooked. What does it
    • be seen in the kingdoms of mineral, plant, animal, and also in the
    • seed; then, during the winter, all this seems to be obliterated and
    • of autumn. The Earth-spirits in the plants liberate themselves in spring
    • introduction of a fixed Easter because material considerations seem to
    • various species of plants because there are several planets and their
    • minerals, plants and animals and even human destiny, are connected
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • It was originally translated by Gerald Karnow, with revisions by
    • were given by Rudolf Steiner to audiences familiar with the general
    • small circles, this general presupposition of the spiritual content
    • spirit in general, i.e., they speak about the existence of spiritual
    • weaving, of spiritual life lying at the basis of the mineral, plant,
    • taken to those who speak not only of the spirit generally but of its
    • general way indicated today; rather, we should speak in such a way
    • that we recognize how the spirit weaves behind the mineral or plant
    • every leaf of the higher plants consisted of innumerable, tiny
    • spiritual investigator becomes aware that it is generally impossible
    • astronomy, geology, or mineralogy — basically speaks about the
    • mineral element, of lifeless matter. Spiritual science may not speak
    • radiations that allow the plants to arise. If we look at the mineral
    • plant-life — must lie in the lifeless, the mineral element.
    • mineral — from granite to the crumb of soil in the
    • says today about the origin of coal. Today coal is a mineral, we dig
    • stone, as it were. Thus the mineral is not the precondition for the
    • precondition for the mineral. Everything of a mineral nature is first
    • the earth, the earth organism? To outer consideration, what follows
    • that the earth is surrounded not merely by the mineral air of the
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    • conceive the outlook of men in the 19th century, we generally
    • considerable distance. When the Revolution broke out, he was
    • He belonged, as a rule, to the moderate parties. We must
    • The general
    • presentable. The liberal Philistines dressed him up as a
    • the intellectual sciences generally. I mean for instance all
    • general consciousness of the public.
    • general populace; were not released from the Mysteries. In
    • made use of in the general social order.
    • the people in general gain access to it.
    • described the general world-situation of to-day as proceeding
    • generally.
    • intimately connected as they are with the general life of
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    • of Golgotha can bring about, is such as to counteract that
    • era — the mere repeating of the Gospel story as
    • of our era. Revelation continues. Christ Jesus is always
    • or of deed takes a whole human generation — 33 years
    • be recognised in its working through three generations, that
    • Mineralogy and Geophysics, are prepared to recognise. The
    • only on a mineral Earth, surrounded by an airy atmosphere; we
    • absolutely literal senses. In so doing man can arrive at all
    • generation.”
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    • the secret of birth in general, the Easter secret is
    • observe the mineral-physical world of stars above him; in
    • other planets in their several constellations were brought
    • association of the fixed stars with the several planets, they
    • = Taurus; the two sides of man in their lateral symmetry =
    • on, Man bears microcosmically within him the several regions
    • the following in mind. In man we have the several
    • day of stars. That is why the average — as I have often
    • the case may be; but on the average, the span of human life
    • generally known as Science nowadays, concerns itself with
    • birth; that which is generally known as Religion, concerns
    • centuries of our era. Julian the Apostate still tried to some
    • bear. It will liberate — all those who are willing to
    • be liberated — from the belief in authority; from that
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • THE GENERAL ANTHROPOSOPHIC SOCIETY, DORNACH,
    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • when we rise up to spheres which are generally called the spheres
    • physical-mineral earth.
    • the animal and vegetable kingdoms also contain mineral
    • substances. Plants contain mineral substances, for the plant
    • builds itself up from mineral substances. By taking in vegetable
    • nourishment we therefore build up our own body out of mineral
    • significance of the mineral substances which we absorb. Spiritual
    • purely mineral in man, what he bears within him as purely mineral
    • thoughts could not exist if they did not dissolve mineral,
    • elimination of mineral-physical substances throughout the whole
    • the fact that man continually develops within himself the mineral
    • death, or the elimination of physical-mineral substance —
    • mineral-physical substance — we learn to know the continual
    • to this obscuring, to this casting-off of physical mineral
    • mineral life on earth, we understand why there should be mineral,
    • mineralization through thinking, we also learn to know through
    • man's physical body the lifeless mineral earth. This creates a
    • mineralized during the thinking process; we perceive this in the
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • understanding survey of life and strengthening forces in general,
    • into consideration the exercises done by the men of ancient
    • aid of all these things, then he deranges his physical body, for
    • really co-operate without being as yet severed, and that
    • Oriental sage sought to reach, through a reverberation of speech,
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • innumerable attempts are now being made to transcend the spheres
    • photograph he had shifted his camera a little. All this had been
    • literature. He recapitulates it, by declaring that he is neither
    • are, to begin with, tinged by the human temperaments. A
    • foundation of desires can therefore be seen in the temperament,
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • of January), because people generally think that during the great
    • civilization in general shows a faint trace of looking upon the
    • Buddha, who gradually became an object of veneration on the part
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • we do not yet grasp man's structure if we simply enumerate these
    • setting out, not from a more general aspect, but from a definite
    • literature, you will find that there are other possibilities of
    • — even as you see animals, plants, minerals, artistic
    • they are not visual perceptions of the minerals, but something
    • pertaining to the inner nature of minerals, which works its way
    • general feelings that live in the human being. You may therefore
    • impressions they only derive a general life-feeling.
    • whereas our feeling life is the general soul constitution
    • thinking capacity counteracts. For this we need our physical and
    • person. All the things which generally come towards you in an
    • spheres; I would advise those studying history of literature that
    • he elaborated artistically in his literary works.
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • impulses, instincts, passions and temperament, and everything
    • consider mankind in general, or the initiates and the Mysteries
    • history as it is generally described and accepted today, obtains
    • cosmology. In the theosophical literature you will discover
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
    • time of Socrates and Plato until the end of the Greek era.
    • whole extent of the mineral kingdom, was to him ashes falling out
    • substances. The idea of spontaneous generation from lifeless
    • spontaneous generation in the meaning of modern scientific
    • the last gods of the godly hierarchy reaching down to the earth
    • modern literature there is perhaps nothing so deeply moving as
    • Socrates: Thales, Heraclitus, Anaxagoras — and for those
    • Generally, in the
    • are far more numerous in the present time than is generally
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • General Anthroposophic Society, Dornach, Switzerland.
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    • sense of the words the utterance of the Christmas Eve saying, which
    • means into the line of generations, into the original family from
    • tree descends to the generations to which Abraham and David belong.
    • the geologists, mineralogists and zoologists, connect with the Earth.
    • to have moments in our life (this is to be taken literally not
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • came by some means into the sequence of generations that were the
    • original generations from which the bodily sheath of the Christ Jesus
    • tree passes over to the generations to which Abraham also belongs, to
    • mineralogist, the zoologist, etc., find connected with the
    • considerations that until this point in time the
    • beverages, nor were they permitted — which could well happen
    • this was no longer tolerated. The people also wanted to understand
    • more in such people than in others. This is generally the secret of
  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • generally unpopular. As we have seen and shall still see, many
    • centuries before the Christian era. It is however significant that
    • present era, and the gifts to civilisation which poured from his
    • of the Christian era) did these two currents mingle and gradually
    • the Greek and Christian eras these two methods of development were
    • Let that which ever operates and lives
    • and thirty-one. These subordinate powers are called Izerads or
    • which nowadays enter so largely into our daily literature, pour into
    • Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, and even up to the Christian era,
    • in the documents of a later era. Inspired by the inner impulse of his
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    • years before our era, perhaps even earlier still. This may be one
    • regarded by the civilised world in general in olden times. An
    • several peoples built up this world of pictures in different ways,
    • according to their own nature, temperament and race. These
    • picture-worlds represented, to the several peoples, the higher forces
    • general was concerned, the old clairvoyance died out entirely. Waking
    • millennia before the Christian era — knew from actual
    • being sacred animals; deep veneration was paid to them for they were
    • in the year 1322 before our era, were looking up to the Heavens. He
    • from the year 1322 before our era, you have the epoch to which the
    • in the successive epochs it is the mission of the several peoples to
    • express the Spiritual in different forms, so do the several
    • stage is the world of the minerals and stones — the forms of
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    • butterflies and insects in general. You see, men imagine everything to
    • the scientist do? Generally speaking he takes scant notice of Nature
    • for the masses are unable to see any further. The general public says:
    • general public cannot form an opinion and allows itself to be guided in
    • emerge. We do not progress for the simple reason that the general public
    • Nobody will say such things. The general public simply pays no attention
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    • opportunity for discussing several things connected with the last two
    • ordinary consciousness. Least of all does a man know what he generally
    • come to know in our anthroposophical literature as the world of the
    • higher Hierarchies. That is our inner world. And between death and
    • higher Hierarchies. Were we in the spiritual world to perceive inwardly
    • only the world of the higher Hierarchies, we would never find ourselves.
    • spiritual beings described in anthroposophical literature, and a damping
    • Hierarchies, Archangels? What is there in physical life that is like a
    • because we can liberate ourselves from the higher spirits within us.
    • higher Hierarchies; looking out from within, becoming one with ourself.
    • spiritual speaking — with the beings of the higher Hierarchies.
    • Hierarchies? Nevertheless is it not true that whoever understands how to
    • listen to speech without taking the meaning into consideration, whoever
    • inner life of man will say: Generally a man remembers only the things he
    • knowledge,” which you generally find quoted in books as “Only
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    • de Mediados de Verano e Invierno.
    • del norte y del oeste, nos llama la atención el hecho de que eran
    • eminentemente Misterios de Verano, relacionados con la unión entre
    • de Verano. Para entender el significado esencial de estos Misterios,
    • Misterios eran instituciones de hombres aún poseídos de la
    • donde los sueños eran expresiones de la realidad, los hombres
    • Considerando que sabemos muy bien que las imágenes de nuestros
    • la antigua clarividencia, los hombres sabían que eran expresiones
    • espiritual era revelado a los hombres a través de
    • actualidad. Si un hombre de la era moderna va a tener pensamientos, debe
    • interna. Un tipo similar de actividad era, es cierto, ejercida por los
    • punto de vista. El consideraba como verdad, tanto lo que él
    • tarde, de hecho después del tiempo de Goethe. Goethe era
    • la forma del animal en sus estudios botánicos y zoológicos era
    • día es considerado no científico el hablar de una y la misma
    • la religión eran uno. En realidad fueron los líderes en estos
    • clarividente. Considerando que la mayoría de los hombres se
    • que eran capaces de hacerlo, los líderes de los Misterios estaban
    • pensamientos. Pero eran plenamente conscientes de que esta
    • sabiduría era revelada, no adquirida por los poderes propios del
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    • with swimming; we are, so to speak, moving about in a general,
    • the definite sense of space ceases. A general sense of time, however,
    • and live merely in a general, universal feeling of time, to feel himself
    • several objects of the world side by side? Why is he not content to go
    • individual entities. The soul literally splits up its life into many
    • in a general world-substance, but has, as it were, immersed itself in
    • relationship with these beings, and doing so severally, is now itself
    • have power to bring away with him out of this anxiety not general
    • spiritual science is not concerned to speak in general, abstract phrases
    • general world-ordering holds sway. Spiritual science has to show in
    • general statement that a divine ordering lies at the foundation of the
    • general terms of how in, or above, this physical content lives something
    • when people complain bitterly of sleeplessness. As a general rule, they
    • Speaking generally, the description I am now giving is true for man,
    • consideration of much finer and subtler distinctions than we want to
    • describe today. It is in general the forces of the Moon that lead man
    • like this are always correct only in a broad and general way; and when
    • say that in the general sensation and experience of light we have
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    • generation was an illusion. The life-germs which entered such
    • in which generally small living beings originate — and not
    • generation, when certain complicated chemical and physical
    • truths come to man without his seeking; the literary supplements
    • temperament, may be traced back to his ancestors, but, his
    • elsewhere only an immutable law came into consideration; but
    • personality who is the most important and venerable of the
    • general ideas about evolution are insufficient; you must also
    • that period. Out of these the Monera, the smallest imperfect
    • living beings grew by spontaneous generation. After that they
    • He says: “Here the enumeration is cut short. Haeckel
    • spiritual considerations were to look upon the above
    • those who study the problem of spontaneous generation based on
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    • Such an utterance might be made by many an
    • and its operations.
    • into consideration there. It is also found in certain of the
    • lower animals, for example, in the ephemera; and consists in
    • embark on the question of primeval generation for instance,
    • organisms to generate from putrefying river-mud or from
    • the flames of the funeral pile to-day. That is no longer the
    • soul and spirit do not develop from within the general human
    • understood if one takes its opposite into consideration, in
    • position of the human memory in general; what is the nature
    • something else comes into consideration. Whatever is
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    • the generally designated as the Elementary Kingdoms,
    • which we generally perceive — behind the world which
    • are spread out before our senses: the mineral kingdom, the
    • for this is by no means clear to the average person. And for
    • mineral kingdom. All apparently lifeless beings, all
    • minerals, belong to this kingdom. You are told, to begin
    • with, that these minerals upon the earth have no etheric body
    • to say: “The mineral is something which has nothing but
    • to say: “The mineral kingdom is something which has,
    • find that here, upon the physical plane, the mineral has a
    • body of the mineral — there, on the astral plane
    • we find that the mineral has also an astral body. This body
    • of the mineral — and it is from here, that the mineral
    • Arupa, the minerals will appear like the fingernails of the
    • applied also to the minerals.
    • mineral, also causes it pain. The joy and gladness, pain and
    • suffering of minerals can only be found upon the Devachanic
    • we usually imagine this. A mineral's sensation of pain is not
    • like that of an animal; we must not think that a mineral
    • a true delight for the minerals. Thus, in their case, we find
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    • nucleus of this truth must be present and discoverable in all
    • nevertheless intended to bring to your notice several of the
    • successful operation upon a blind person, there comes to him
    • given to the man born blind through the operation. A man becomes
    • day, gave utterance to it, he barely escaped the fate of
    • altar by placing upon it all kinds of minerals and plants and
    • plants and mineral and sends us His fire through the rays of
    • unconquerable urge towards the secrets of the world —
    • perseverance, one takes to what is called meditation and
    • fact, something like a spiritual eye operation is performed
    • in the first place, sent to the mineral kingdom. There man is
    • interest is eradicated. Only then can we really grasp the
    • dialect, several words and sounds were not quite clearly
    • several “Ch's”. For instance, for
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    • us of the aspect of love, of general human love which can exist
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    • long before our Christian Era. A time which we can only
    • our own era, to the time when that spirit was first kindled
    • literally after the lapse of so many centuries, still, on the
    • govern the operation and, distribution of space which strike
    • written there, written in the form of minerals, in the course
    • operation of the Divine Mind in Nature; on the contrary, just
    • literally out the ground from under their feet. We cannot be
    • literally directs the revolutions and movements of the world
    • Scientific Thought. This is why every utterance of Giordano
    • utterances of Giordano Bruno, which we do well to remember;
    • Noe generali Spiritu, corpore.
    • Contemperata complexion um, symmetus,
    • father and arranged on it mineral ores from his father's
    • of Nature to the God who lives in the plants and minerals and
    • world, but who lives and operates within all visible things.
    • too sought the great spirit who does not operate from
    • general; we must study the detailed phenomena and look for
    • plants, in another in mineral; one way in this bone and
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    • poem was left behind by him, sealed, as his literary
    • general knowledge of special subjects. But when we consider
    • might point to the fact that the weighty deliberations
    • finally given rise to a considerable amount of scepticism and
    • reappear when scientists leave out of consideration the
    • not combine them in thought. A considerable amount of courage
    • the spiritual regions, the world of the hierarchies, of which
    • This assertion is however no exaggeration, it is only what is
    • general comprehension, or conception of the impression
    • psychology which should have filled several volumes. Whoever
    • to embrace several volumes, had no successor. He only wrote
    • that all learning imperatively calls for the theosophical
    • liberate themselves from such trammels; did they allow the
    • anthropologists, geologists, mineralogists and historians, in
    • another. We can form an idea of the living cooperation of the
    • modern intelligence exists, in whom this cooperation of the
    • cooperation of the soul-forces. As he is a man whose progress
    • general; it will illuminate our progress healthfully, because
    • subject of Goethe, — not literary and historical
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    • good for the utterances of the medium, if he has a strong
    • consideration of somnambulistic-mediumistic beings, as soon
    • Generally however one meets an extravagance to the point of
    • insufferance, when, by the one-sided emphasis of one
    • each other generally, becoming ever more fanatical; if
    • veils it) is still so considerable, until, as spiritual
    • various utterances of the spiritual investigator, we shall
    • consideration, in the handling on of its communications.
    • faithful often hold the purest charlatanerai for pure truth,
    • within a general spiritual civilisation, and to evoke a
    • She cannot adopt the form of traditional, general error, and
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    • in it is generally destined to work on through the gate of
    • from literature to explain what I now mean.
    • not in general and vague abstractions but in reality. It is so
    • hard to decipher the several melodies of a man's life, for we
    • the etheric body. The others, counteracting and partly
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    • generally got no answer. Let us make no mistake about it.
    • Karma, as it were, with the greatest acceleration — with
    • acceleration, as in the case Max Eyth describes, or on
    • period of life when this profession is generally
    • un-remunerative. He was a gifted thinker, observing the things
    • ‘Liberal’ system. This idea pleased him, and —
    • Scholastic affairs were to be ‘liberalised’ and
    • several stages in the career of jurisprudence,
    • One night after the case is over (which in the general opinion he
    • are generally too easy-going to unravel the tangled threads of
    • public life of our time it is generally not a question of
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    • existence of mankind in general. This is to some extent an interlude
    • Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan states. A living grasp of our several
    • life. Repeating as they generally do, like parrots, the
    • heredity is generally treated, nowadays, only in this
    • this connection they are generally thinking more or less
    • eyes and other senses upon the mineral, plant and animal world.
    • considerations, for the whole educational system of the
    • on salvation, liberation, — such things must be
    • doctors, we are the pains of our time. Conglomerated
    • term which Herzen and Mill employed — ‘conglomerated
    • Liberalism of the 19th century —
    • conglomerated mediocrity! ... Looking to what was said by
    • temperament, she constantly boiled over and eluded them,
    • ‘conglomerated mediocrity.’ They tried to carry what John
    • Stuart Mill describes as conglomerated mediocrity, into
    • General Secretary. I went there to give lectures; indeed, I was
    • begin with, passed through several other callings and had a
    • positive realism, born of the conglomerated mediocrity of
    • 600 years before the Christian Era. Ku Hung Ming clearly
    • That is the one stream. The other finds it preferable not to
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    • Hierarchies, with Beings existing in the spiritual World,
    • Hierarchies, including the Angels, Archangels, Archai, Exusiai
    • kingdom, the mineral kingdom, the elemental kingdom, and
    • mineral kingdom and so on. And when he passes through the
    • Hierarchies and Beings is a lapse into some old Polytheism, or,
    • Take to begin with the Beings of the lowest Hierarchies: the
    • man, then the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the mineral
    • Mineral
    • of the spiritual Hierarchies, for then one knows that the
    • Hierarchy of Angeloi.
    • Archangel Hierarchy and with the Hierarchy of the Archai. The
    • the Archangel Hierarchy we are no longer in a realm of which he
    • Archangel Hierarchy, but in one Archangel. There
    • one Archangel or another, overlooking the real co-operation of
    • generally attached to the one Time-Spirit, who appears to them
    • to mind how we endeavour in Spiritual Science to counteract
    • of time, letting their several characteristics influence us, so
    • naturally from our recent considerations.
    • as though the Angel from the Hierarchies was also speaking in
    • Mechanical considerations will never lead us to a new
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    • generalization as that given to it by the French Revolution,
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    • esoteric Christian did not confine himself to such general
    • the Twelve cannot tell himself. Several features of profound
    • star appeared to herald his life on earth. Here there is a
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    • contribute in some degree to the general understanding of
    • man’ must liberate himself to some extent. Now the ‘homeless
    • that of man today. Indeed there is a considerable difference between
    • unity. This situation will be considerably modified in the future
    • stage among the spiritual Hierarchies, you will then have an idea of
    • Spirits, something in which the several Folk Spirits participate. You
    • Spirits, who, in the hierarchy of higher Beings, belong to the
    • is the Hierarchy of the Angels. They are the intermediaries between
    • we see how man is integrated into the ranks of the Hierarchies, how,
    • from another aspect, cooperate in his evolution, And we have seen how
    • guiding principles of the several epochs are determined by the Time
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    • etheric aura differs considerably from other etheric auras, from that
    • considerable change at the time of the migrations of the peoples.
    • are operative, as in the configuration of mountain ranges, in the
    • people. This etheric aura acts upon the three temperaments, the
    • choleric, phlegmatic and sanguine temperaments, which are themselves
    • temperament. In general, therefore, the potent influence of the
    • etheric aura of a people streams into these three temperaments. In
    • the single individual these three temperaments may be variously
    • commingled and interact in a wide variety of ways. There are infinite
    • possibilities of interaction, as when one temperament influences
    • which works into the temperaments. The difference between the several
    • temperaments are commingled. National temperaments, therefore, vary
    • path peculiar to them. The fact that they work into the temperaments
    • their influence upon the temperaments of men is of secondary
    • the etheric body of the people; then picture the interaction of the
    • of how the latter is reflected in the temperaments of the people, in
    • the mingling of temperaments in the single individuals. Therein lies
    • we were to take into consideration only the character of an
    • cooperate with the Archangels and, so to speak, work in conjunction
    • with them. From this cooperative endeavour something totally
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    • an operation in pure thought by the power of your own inner activity;
    • the Beings of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. And so man can
    • and mineral kingdoms.
    • of the animals, plants and minerals. We must realize therefore that
    • Beings as gazing into a world which does not extend to minerals,
    • literally, that Folk Spirits are Archangels, Spirits who have
    • Spirits of Personality, and in the mutual cooperation of the
    • situation, namely, the severance of Portugal from Spain, where a
    • group. The external reason for this severance was perhaps that the
    • evidence of the severance survives save an atmosphere of bustling
    • temperament which is reflected in the individual personalities of
    • as we know, other Spirits and Hierarchies are active in the world. We
    • next lecture. In the hierarchical order mentioned yesterday the
    • Archangels cooperate so we have here a sphere in which the normal and
    • cooperate. Through this interplay are formed the races of mankind.
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    • cooperation of countless numbers of cosmic Beings. From the study of
    • Angels — and above the Thrones, the Cherubim and Seraphim —
    • seen that not only was the cooperation of many Beings and
    • closely and watch the activity of the several Beings do we begin to
    • understand how man first came into existence through the cooperation
    • of the mineral kingdom. In the second seven years, between the ages
    • region to the Equator or to a more temperate zone, whether he is born
    • eradicate them.
    • in general.
    • forces are turned inwards. Mankind in general undergoes a similar
    • to operate. Creative activity dies out to some extent in the
    • work in concert over the whole Earth, how, by this cooperative
    • characteristics of the several peoples. Each individual is intimately
    • their cooperative activity.
    • whole development to the cooperation of these Beings. Because a
    • Hierarchies and especially their intervention in the activity of the
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    • Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
    • Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
    • the several peoples are merged in the whole of humanity and how even
    • the different nations. But this will be nothing more than a general
    • product of the cooperative activity of a normal and abnormal Spirit
    • and we now understand how the Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies
    • an understanding of the Hierarchies of which man is the lowest
    • Hierarchical ladder. Below him are the three kingdoms of nature, the
    • animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms. Above him are the Angels, the
    • Archangels and the Archai or First Beginnings. This is the Hierarchy
    • immediately above man — the third Hierarchy. The second
    • Hierarchy is as follows:
    • we have the highest of the three Hierarchies — the first
    • Hierarchy:
    • Seraphim
    • would be the configuration of the Earth today through the cooperation
    • them into form. We can therefore point to the cooperative activity on
    • Seraphim. The Cherubim work in the air element, in everything
    • Cherubim. The Seraphim work in fire, they operate in whatsoever
    • Thrones), the Seraphim and the Cherubim work from the centre. We must
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    • different Hierarchies have to coordinate their forces in such a way
    • Spiritual Hierarchies. [This
    • Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the physical World. Zodiac, Planets, Cosmos.]
    • cooperation of the Hierarchies is involved and we must envisage the
    • Spirits of Will, the Cherubim and Seraphim, which we described
    • yesterday as the highest Hierarchy, as raying outward from the Earth.
    • Hierarchies in the lecture-course given at Dusseldorf, in which a
    • Hierarchies. These things are by no means so simple, and in order to
    • of these Hierarchies are reflected in the elements of Earth
    • clearer understanding of the cooperation between the normal and
    • abnormal Spirits of Form, a cooperation which ensures that the
    • Form cooperate in such a way that what we described in Lecture Four
    • cooperate with them and diversify this uniform humanity, it was found
    • cooperated with His six colleagues to counteract the forces of the
    • rank of the Hierarchies — had decided to remain behind, the
    • Spirits of Form cooperate with the normal Spirits of Form who are
    • if the Elohim or normal Spirits of Form, operating from the Sun, are
    • being, his general make-up, would come into existence in that
    • abnormal Spirits of Form who are centred in the several planets. Thus
    • was born of the cooperation between the normal Spirits of Form and
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    • various Hierarchies guide and direct events upon our Earth and
    • these Hierarchies themselves undergo evolution or development. We
    • spoke of how the Beings of a particular Hierarchy intervene in order
    • normal and abnormal Spirits of Form they cooperate to organize the
    • Archangels, certain Beings of the Hierarchy of the Archangeloi,
    • Hierarchies, has been represented in the most diverse ways and in a
    • several peoples in Asia and Africa had long since risen to the rank
    • several peoples of Europe were for a long time still under the
    • evolution towards the Hierarchy of the Spirits of Form. We are now
    • Beings from the ranks of the Hierarchies, this could not have been
    • present epoch the possibility of rising into the Hierarchy of the
    • Hierarchy. But he renounced this possibility and by so doing became
    • Science. Whilst in Asia, including Egypt and Greece, the several
    • several Archangels. Thus, whilst the corresponding Archangels who had
    • Beings of the Hierarchies. At the same time it offers a concrete
    • Time Spirits and guided by their several Folk Souls, were wholly
    • direct the several Folk Spirits. The French people, for example, was
    • pattern. It passed from the several guiding Archangels, who had been
    • Spirit who was in the vanguard of the Christ Impulse. The several
    • several peoples were hardly in a position to permit any of the
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    • general tendency today to embark on the study of comparative
    • civilization — which then found its literary expression in the
    • Vedas and later Indian literature — were totally different from
    • achieved by the operation of the forces to whose influence human
    • in the second Hierarchy, the Spirits of Wisdom or Dominions. These
    • This draught embodied not merely a generalized form of wisdom, but
    • than later literature and letters was also traced back to Odin.
    • issue from the microcosmic South, from the human heart, counteract
    • even in the Christian era, it was still possible for him to
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    • worked upon his astral body; they operated from without. And because
    • perspective. This was generally expressed in the old Teutonic
    • facts in the form of pictures and I could perhaps enumerate many
    • alteration between insight into, and loss of insight into the
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    • various stages of culture. We have already mentioned that the several
    • sequence. If we wish to have an overall picture of the successive
    • sublimation of the old clairvoyant insight, of the cooperation of the
    • existed in the old Atlantean epoch. One literally receives an occult,
    • if one recognizes that their cooperation is a reality, that they form
    • literally say — and here Father concept and Mother concept lose
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    • personal predilection or temperamental predisposition.
    • Impulse at the beginning of the Christian era; we do not attach much
    • Congress in Budapest and which I repeated during our own General
    • tolerance. I had to add these words by way of explanation for this
    • them to work in harmonious cooperation. The better we understand
    • active friend of cooperative work, of cooperative endeavour, for
    • the Earth. We know that these are only the several tongues of flame
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    • European cultural development when the several activities of the
    • is in accordance with spiritual science, in the literal meaning of
    • What is generally
    • literary beginning with the kind of spiritual life which will be
    • a first literary step has
    • more insistently, demanded that such a literary beginning should be
    • general intellectual culture, rites which, not superficially, but in
    • presence of its recreator, who has now for several years rejoiced us
    • from the general bodily life, a time when nutrition by external
    • to the two ladies who have co-operated with me in quite a special
    • in the modern, generally accepted sense of the word, because we are
    • overruling consideration in our productions.
    • co-operating with us should have freedom of action as regards his own
    • beings can only be understood when one takes into consideration both
    • not easily tolerated on the stage, then one can say ... Spiritual
    • co-operate and adapt themselves to what is new, but also when I see
    • well be the resolution of all wonder and the liberation from all
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    • considerable spur to our own knowledge, to the knowledge which we
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    • of our happiness, of our destiny. The man of fiery temperament, of
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    • powers and spiritual beings in general work into our earthly
    • were inspired by a still higher hierarchy, they were inspired by the
    • lower ranks of hierarchies intervene in the spiritual guidance of
    • hierarchy, the Archangels, and in the Egyptian epoch the Beings who
    • this was so because the guiding hierarchies slackened the reins,
    • hierarchies. He is an all-embracing, cosmic, universal Being. Just as
    • evolution, so for the Beings of the higher hierarchies corresponding
    • something about for all these Beings of the higher hierarchies. How
    • for the Beings of these four hierarchies—not only for man, but
    • individualities of the hierarchies we have described — an
    • whom we know that he plays a very considerable role in human
    • souls nor the souls of the Beings of the higher hierarchies will
    • higher hierarchies would still continue their development in the
    • not united itself with the Earth. To liberate men from the Earth, to
    • a part of the human soul through the obliteration of the longing for
    • of humanity and a different stream of the higher hierarchies which
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    • arisen in your minds as to the nature of the Greek gods in general. I
    • have already tried to describe in considerable detail such figures as
    • to the part played by the higher hierarchies in the spiritual
    • the higher hierarchies the ancient Greeks regarded their gods as
    • where in the ranks of the hierarchies the Greeks themselves placed
    • consciousness of being under a divine hierarchy which in its own
    • that text, that epigrammatic utterance, which has come down to us
    • Hebrew people. Union with the hierarchy of the Elohim is life, and
    • union with any other hierarchy would mean turning away from this
    • the domination of a hierarchy which is seeking to lay hold of the
    • their divine hierarchies were not able to incarnate directly upon the
    • long as human beings in general, could think of this soul as confined to
    • drained, literally starved of one's own being, which has turned
    • soul. If you take all that into consideration, you will come to
    • the hierarchy to which Zeus, Poseidon and Pluto belonged there was no
    • considerable extent outside it.
    • something which arose in him as a result of the co-operation of the
    • could not discover when he looked up to the hierarchies of the upper
    • they could only co-operate! Thus there is upon the Earth something
    • not be separate. The several souls could point to their own property
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    • concept of nature and natural existence which is generally accepted
    • minerals, plants and animals, suddenly the world of old Atlantis were
    • this saga. It was brought about through the machinations of Hera that
    • moved by unutterable depth of feeling — even put to himself the
    • intuition has elaborated pictures of the average Atlantean. Under
    • Greeks represented in this train of Dionysos the forms of average
    • average, Atlantean man, just as in the geological strata of the earth
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    • organisation in general, for knowledge, or let us say to begin with,
    • hierarchies. So we can say that by the beginning of Earth evolution
    • knowledge in general, we must first endeavour to get to know
    • light is thrown upon them from several sides, and in a certain way
    • the spiritual world. And on this journey they generally lose their
    • generation to generation right up to today — knowledge which
    • literature; dicht = thick. In Ahriman's speech in Scene 4,
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    • yesterday to the lightest, the gentlest of them. In general they
    • literary discourse. Whereas the other simply appeals to our
    • in their egotism find it intolerable to have to carry through the
    • his environment without taking into consideration the Saturn, Sun and
    • matter we have to bear in mind the following considerations. At the
    • of Cronos put him in opposition to the general evolution. To repeat
    • have generations of gods whose reality is original, and others who
    • original generation of gods. But what we experience, what we can span
    • with our everyday consciousness comes from the generation of gods who
    • unconscious in us, comes from the original generation of gods. What
    • we are conscious of comes from the other side, from the generation of
    • these peripheral gods at a certain moment was in fact the Christ, who
    • this separation took place between the two different generations of
    • designate these two generations of gods working side by side by
    • flitting around the first generation in the chemical and life-ether
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    • pre-Lemurian era. At that time man had only a kind of shadowy form,
    • of the higher hierarchies were working within it. At that time man
    • as yet in a more rarefied condition. All that the higher hierarchies
    • matter described by the geologists or the mineralogists or the
    • mineralogists do is as if in describing man one were to confine
    • forces which through the spiritual Beings of the higher hierarchies
    • hierarchies penetrated into man from below; these forces which,
    • afterwards, streamed into man and co-operated in his formation
    • it has been influenced not only by one current, but by several
    • to describe man, who really distorts the several streams which flow
    • eagle has, such as birds in general have. If you recall the
    • will also liberate him ever more and more from what binds him to the
    • provisionally we might say, had co-operated in what is called
    • interaction, between all that streamed from the Earth and formed the
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    • explanation of the world, an explanation which is generally called
    • upon these closed regions countless generations of gods, of spiritual
    • hierarchies, have laboured. Indeed when through clairvoyant
    • us men throughout millions and millions of years by innumerable
    • spiritual hierarchies. But when through the serious cultivation of
    • enter, learns how to plunge into the work of countless generations
    • the generations he himself has experienced as impulses, desires,
    • hierarchies have been at work upon us, we learn how our physical,
    • the hierarchies, we learn how cosmic Spirits have been at work in
    • how the spiritual hierarchies have laboured, and how man is the goal
    • the Saturn evolution the Thrones co-operated with the Spirits of
    • Seraphim worked together with the Spirits of Movement and the
    • of this science during the last decades provides, in general, proof
    • various hierarchies. But even today the half unconscious part of us
    • for speech. If we take into consideration that the side of the brain
    • hierarchies, have helped men to carry out such activities as create
    • activity of the hierarchies, who have worked into us from without,
    • the spiritual hierarchies.
    • vibrations, to particles of ether in motion, even to ponderable
    • consciousness of the general public in this respect still lags
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    • in a whole organism. We may here recall an utterance once made by Goethe
    • before the audience. The general impression of the creative power of Raphael
    • years later again the frescoes in the Camera dells Segnature
    • of an officialdom of Cardinals and Priests which had been intolerable
    • familiar to everybody in the innumerable copies existing all over the
    • the mineral kingdom. In a wider perspective we look back to ages when
    • is that if we study the literature of those who speak of the experiences
    • we try to form a general picture of Raphael, allowing one or another
    • literary manuscripts.
    • in the pictures in the Camera della Segnature in the Vatican! The ancient
    • If we now turn to literature
    • utterance at the beginning of his books, in a passage dealing with the way
    • thought has sprung. In the middle of other wider historical considerations
    • in the Camera della Segnatura we do indeed feel the transitoriness of
    • sheer love of them the innumerable reproductions now in existence were
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    • than one generally thinks. The whole mathematical thinking is something
    • we generally imagine. For mathematical conclusions are formed, as it
    • cooperation between Herr von Osten's soul-element and the soul-element
    • cooperates as a whole, as a totality. All we need is to install the
    • many years ago. I made the acquaintance of several small boys —
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • shall we touch upon Occult Science or Theosophy; the consideration of
    • of human historical considerations, of human historical thought.
    • are occupied with the scientific or literary aspect of them! We need
    • and military principles which come into consideration in the conduct
    • From the general human standpoint we know how plastically the figures
    • expressed he used to say: “If we only take into consideration
    • the interaction of the super-sensible, divine spiritual powers, we do
    • that the ordinary point of view which is taken to-day in a literary
    • rulers were preceded by other such races; this is literally what he
    • make himself invisible, that he is invulnerable in a certain respect,
    • in question. I beg you to take into consideration that with regard to
    • in which it was written, must escape. But even in such a consideration
    • living cooperation of all that which fundamentally governed the Finnish
    • epics, so may the same perhaps be alleged with regard to this consideration
    • trace humanity backwards when we take the present-day soul into consideration.
    • cease, but we find that the human soul in general is in quite a different
    • to this that an unprejudiced consideration must lead us when we consider
    • consideration of the national epics becomes specially interesting when we
    • and force. Hence, according to the consideration of spiritual science,
    • generation to generation. The old clairvoyant looked up to three powers,
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    • generally speaking, people feel they
    • consciousness, but — as is generally true of other such
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    • up of the continents: they will have to be exaggerated, for they
    • water consists of hydrogen and oxygen only. In the case of mineral
    • forms. Thus in the structure as a whole we observe [the general
    • nature for the general activity of quicksilver, leading quite
    • would not help a human geologist or mineralogist to be able to jump
    • mineralogy, geology, and so on. It is still the same flea-standpoint,
    • immediate considerations.
    • So we can say that while a woman is otherwise and in general a human
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    • considerations we have gone into here, and since we know that soul
    • principle, the great world-therapy, which lives in the
    • therapeutic power. It is the same with the Luciferic element: we
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    • which earthly mineral limestone is gradually transformed, and
    • we carried this thought over to the time of Easter. In general, we
    • that the minerals down there send their inner crystal-forming process
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    • higher metamorphosis of therapy, the healing process; and when the
    • spirit is a therapeutic force.
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    • already been able to speak on several occasions in this very
    • lectures, lecture-courses and indeed in all our literature,
    • is no exaggeration to say that a force of untold strength and
    • happened among men through the centuries of the Christian era
    • very considerable. And yet as personalities they are potent
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    • of heart, an all-embracing tolerance and a deep
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    • by those Beings of the Spiritual Hierarchies known as the
    • outside the body of Jesus of Nazareth. The power operating in
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    • had departed from a later generation. But to one thing he
    • several different rites but in the main it represented the
    • Beings of the higher Hierarchies but of demonic powers. He also
    • wretched and miserable people who had brought him to the altar,
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    • of the prophets of old; many utterances of Hillel sound like a
    • significant utterance: Even if all the ancient Mystery-cults
    • however, he made the third mighty utterance, arising from his
    • St. Matthew contains an echo: Turn mineral substance into
    • that there below it was necessary to turn mineral substance
    • happened — as if through the operation of Cosmic Law. I
    • the Spirits of the higher Hierarchies. And He felt that there
    • to the needs of men living in the new era and making it bear
    • Hierarchies but to the one supreme Spirit: “Our Father in
    • Name” as the words must run for men of the new era. And
    • attacked the intolerance, the distortions and the
    • reiterating Soul and Spirit, Spirit and Soul, and so it goes on
    • literature commands great respect, really tremendous respect
    • kind of literature brings evidence concerning the garment
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    • already a considerable number of souls belonging to us, who have gone
    • Hierarchies. Just as a human being physically entering the physical
    • activity of the beings of the next higher hierarchy, the hierarchy of
    • stronger powers from the spiritual world. Among a considerable number
    • which they were connected, are like spiritual heralds of our
    • universal events because this liberates us from the narrow judgment
    • the seed. This virtue can be called Temperance. [The
    • ‘Temperance’ is widely used for Plato's word
    • (Tr.)] One shade of it can be called ‘Moderation.’
    • We have thus three virtues: Wisdom, Courage, and Temperance.
    • possible to be intemperate in the most varied ways. One can be
    • intemperate in excessive eating and drinking; this is its lowest
    • command the body, what it may not do, we are then temperate or
    • moderate. Through such moderation we keep in the right order those
    • lose our clear consciousness through intemperance we are always
    • if we do not practise the virtue of moderation. Those who like to be
    • said that this virtue of Temperance depends upon the least perfect
    • Finally we can speak of Temperance, where the seed contained in our
    • other virtues, Courage and Temperance, which guide us towards later
    • and of temperance goes into the organs, and how the organs are
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    • but quite clearly general human ones.
    • operates unconsciously in the healthy human organism. There
    • our respiratory rhythm. A connection, interaction,
    • into the general cultural consciousness, it became the
    • was generally accepted that one had to retire into solitude and
    • his skeleton, his musculature, the interaction of his
    • skeleton, the musculature, and the interaction of vital
    • a general outline): as light and colours affect it, changes
    • considerations today. I am naturally familiar with the
    • immortality. But consideration of this must be reserved for
    • mathematics. This is exaggerated if we are thinking of ordinary
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    • returning with it once more into the generality of natural
    • consciousness only as a general temper or distemper of
    • has to ponder the question: Does the general process of nature
    • man's death, is given over to the general process of nature, so
    • operates, how memory develops in life etc.? — if,
    • themselves to ordinary consciousness and operate in ordinary
    • as are operations in mathematics or geometry.
    • about powers that operate within ourselves — about
    • the supreme problem of psychology in general. The other aspect
    • had been operated on. What for those endowed with sight
    • operation, he sees something quite new. The world in which he
    • life in general by exact clairvoyance, by true vision: if we
    • “insight” in its literal sense) into the way the
    • tolerant; it can recognize fully the value of every individual
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    • must realize that in its depths there operate all kinds of
    • spirit if we have any considerable gaps in our capacity to
    • towards which we as modern men strive operates with complete
    • it is suited to operate within the field of experiment and
    • quite considerably from that which we find in earlier ages of
    • in Soloviev, in Plato, Aristotle and Heraclitus or in the
    • sense of what is operative in a people's language — of
    • the logic, familiar to us from childhood, operative in the
    • enter the world of Greek art, Greek literature, Greek
    • interaction increasingly complicated, the further we ascend
    • fact operate artistically at a certain level, so that they only
    • yesterday — that operates in us as a first
    • the presence there of a co-operation between the artistic and
    • this now leads us to see Greece in general as the
    • Ages the student had to work through the seven liberal arts, as
    • through the seven liberal arts — and yet these were
    • survived from ancient times as a religious element in venerable
    • This religious strain forms part of the temperament of East
    • idea that the Greeks operated according to the laws by which
    • nature herself operates; I am on their track.” Here
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    • civilization in general — receives the impression of a
    • absorbing them, whether from the literature or the philosophy
    • we do indeed experience it in general as something
    • human nervous system in its physical operation. Of course, we
    • hand we know that the material forms operating within us are
    • general materialistic outlook. Nowadays, this is taken to be
    • exaggerating a little) it now interprets everything spiritual
    • we encounter the exaggerated notion of “ideology,”
    • decline will quite definitely proliferate.
    • appears unutterably empty is filled once more with spiritual
    • action and interaction of economic forces. We do not always
    • historical consideration of human life from this
    • preaching and sacrificing is operative what I have described as
    • that has become generally familiar today and that is also
    • operates what I have described as the attitude of the
    • still approach it as something venerable. We honour an old man
    • especially old and venerable ones. This will be possible if, as
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    • generally meet with a sympathetic reception. At any rate, the
    • that takes the form of general concepts and ideas, a vague
    • a spiritual origin of the world, about forces operating
    • certain point in their consideration of the human cognitive
    • recognize that ordinary consciousness (operating through the
    • operation the faculty that diffuses something more than
    • become aware of man down to the details of his temperature
    • there are certain temperature variations, we gradually
    • see how in fact differences of thought can also operate
    • avoid the danger of a general description of spirit
    • operative in it. And we permeate what will become of the earth
    • ordinary gravity to operate in space, and who say: “The
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    • tree, too, can only be photographed adequately from several
    • today still shrink back when they are told: that which operated
    • historical development of humanity in general, the life of an
    • Yet the material that in many cases the old generation nowadays
    • bridging the gulf between generations is only one side, only a
    • walks of life, other classes, or other generations, and to
    • bringing the power that operates unconsciously and
    • then operated within him as moral and religious impulses. This
    • in the splendid instances of co-operation between natural
    • operate in the spiritual sphere as purely natural inspiration
    • to give him ethical and moral strength, which operate more
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    • date it has only been possible, generally speaking, to extend
    • on the concrete details of life, not on the overall system that
    • social organization such as only a Central European temperament
    • today describe the priestly hierarchies as ruling by teaching
    • operations one could gain the favour of these gods, or their
    • that has been evolved by consideration of the historical
    • over, quite arbitrarily, the general view that looked to this
    • ancient Oriental impulses I have described still operate in an
    • their fortunes passed to the general public. Remembering all
    • the Oriental priestly hierarchies. For this reason, no doubt,
    • that are the nations we observe the operation of legal
    • human ideas that can operate once more in a formative manner,
    • and the Orient's religious impulses, once operated. Since these
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    • pass on to a consideration of the position of the individual
    • was sought through therapeutic treatment — the rebirth of
    • the Oriental social order, the first consideration was thus to
    • ego into the general social order. Men are unable to find the
    • innumerable people in life. Thus, I once attempted to talk
    • reiterated that he was a simple cobbler: in the social order
    • brought into play which yielded knowledge for a general therapy
    • development towards spirituality in general, which was the goal
    • in popular culture in general, people saw something on a more
    • literature is constantly accumulating; it has to be
    • considerable justification. Without this sense of self, we
    • of finding its place in human society. In co-operatives, in the
    • of the time, which for this reason I do not need to enumerate,
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    • attuned to human considerations, you establish a basis on which
    • We may say, too, that the achievements of our literature and
    • art in this respect have been considerable. The mode of
    • existence of the workers and the masses in general, often
    • impressively presented through works of art and literature,
    • the masses in general. Fundamentally, very little depends on
    • their humanity, or enable them to co-operate in the creation of
    • operative. I was even able to evoke some understanding of why
    • sense, but in a general human sense — must spread among
    • in the material sphere of life which is of general human
    • them — not by producing grandiose utterances or
    • out in Europe today, views which have been eradicated by modern
    • operate in our art and in other branches of life with at least
    • obscure, operating in unconscious regions that people are
    • of the temperament, the volitional side of children. Central
    • educated people in general. A rapprochement aimed at moving
    • the machine, in such a way that man himself operates, in
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    • say, a third kind of obstacle to true social co-operation among
    • practical thinkers. People in general, we thus discover, may
    • transformation, and that forces of decline must always operate
    • and further, therefore, and capitalism was able to operate with
    • What is the relation of man to man? And what in general is
    • law still operated for many writers in the first half of the
    • the foundations of the state. At least, it was generally
    • is no such thing as a general abstract determination of law;
    • astonished at the amount of common sense that was generated.
    • collectively, through the co-operation of many people in
    • economy was formed, it was the general opinion that the state
    • specific concrete activities as a wholly general concept does
    • economic life in general derive.
    • into a single whole by each operating on its own terms. The
    • to realize these three ideals all together. Several persuasive
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    • pondering on the freedom of the Will, and on freedom in general, is vain,
    • is in general but a finer development of the organic life, a refinement
    • were still known, when people still spoke of them in literature, was
    • it has extinguished what was formerly a general feeling — the
    • which in any case was formerly more general — can therefore give
    • If you pursue the literature
    • the deeds of the Beings of the higher Hierarchies, a real raising of
    • a member of the higher Hierarchies. To allow oneself to be thought,
    • pictured, perceived by the higher hierarchies; this is the principle
    • to co-operate, not with true selflessness, but to undertake preferably
    • our society could be as we would have it through the beautiful co-operation
    • co-operation of the souls should ... no, would rather not say that ...
    • thus the inner meaning of the co-operation in the forms of our building
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    • the freedom of the will, and on freedom in general, is in vain,
    • satisfaction in oneself — is in general but a finer
    • literature, was really the first half of the 19th century. Then
    • extinguished what was formerly a general feeling — the passing of
    • If you pursue the literature of the
    • within the deeds of the Beings of the higher Hierarchies, a real
    • a thought, a member of the higher Hierarchies. To allow oneself to
    • be thought, pictured, perceived by the higher hierarchies, this is
    • societies, bring themselves to co-operate, not with true
    • selflessness, but to undertake preferably that which kindles the
    • through the beautiful co-operation of those who are active on the
    • co-operation of the souls should ... no, would rather not say that.
    • Thus the inner meaning of the co-operation in the forms of our
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    • considerations, and to go more deeply into then. To-day,
    • considerations.
    • lived from the year 354 to 430 of our Christian era. We will
    • Reality in its utterances that true Certainty, which is held by
    • nor Descartes took into consideration. I hare spoken of this
    • to the subjective nature of man, and generalise it over the
    • moment of the pre-Christian era. You must hear in mind that the
    • gives itself, that we do not take into consideration the fact
    • were active and operative; spirits were imagined everywhere in
    • to their veneration. Other days should then be devoted to the
    • for our considerations for the next days results, when we see
    • these considerations, because I should like it to have a place
    • Apercu results from a consideration of what I have told you, I
    • very careful consideration, contradictory to facts as it may
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    • whenever Theosophy is used in the general sense. Numbered
    • stenographic report of Franz Seilerand his
    • lecture differ in several ways from the other versions
    • more closely. Congresses in general bear this character. If
    • considerations, that one does not proceed from self-knowledge,
    • discovered several things. He said: The human races
    • workers called for a general strike and, with the participation
    • (Theory of Four Movements and General Destinies),
    • once said: Literally it says: “I was also completely
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    • which found such powerful utterance wherever it was sought to
    • of the new era, but in which human thoughts, human perceptions,
    • degeneracy of the Baroque style, that style which is so
    • and you will see that it is impossible for the deliberate
    • considerable, in the highest sense, not to mention
    • tolerate anything new cannot understand — and naturally
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    • consideration the homogeneous spiritual bond existing in all the
    • a tolerant investigation into the different standpoints of
    • marvellous manner and gleams like emerald and precious stones.
    • After considerable argument the Ferryman says there is a
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    • average European with some ideas of science can know of the world, we
    • given the average feeling and will in man to-day, they cannot be
    • taken into consideration, then it lies in the nature of the
    • gives us mastery over ourselves without liberating us, leads us into
    • Youth seeks this liberation which will make him captain of his soul.
    • that human soul which moves in abstractions, and preferably in those
    • soul-capacity which is never able to grasp a single literary thought,
    • what creative spirits have produced in literature. I do not mean to
    • without his work and co-operation, to the kingdom of the divine,
    • to speak stationary: the mineral, the vegetable and the animal
    • the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms. But now comes the fourth
    • co-operate in the right relationship, then the soul can acquire the
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    • when considered with reference to its literary and intellectual
    • Weimar is a literary work of a quite personal character into
    • of the most realistic of those pieces of world literature which go
    • age of seven he took a writing desk, placed on it some minerals and
    • theosophical literature. He himself attempted the practice of
    • undifferentiated right through the mineral, plant and animal
    • generally found sleeping in men, had looked deeply into the hidden
    • through similar moods and who in times of desperation had often
    • This Faust had been the object of innumerable folk-plays and
    • pantomimes and through Christopher Marlowe had reached a literary
    • understand him, and the general popular striving of the time
    • Book of Nostradamus, but anyone acquainted with the literature of
    • general life and stream of the world man comes to be and increases.
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    • preserved on a single sheet among Goethe's literary remains. Through
    • the general idea of these Masque scenes: For a man who surveys
    • world recognized. At the utterance of: ‘It is the
    •  To shapeless forms in liberated spaces!
    • presented thus. ‘To shapeless forms of liberated
    • ‘liberated’ from them — there where ‘what
    • the states of the mineral, the plant and the animal realms, in
    • that is, in the mineral realm; then you must go through the
    • which he must liberate himself, if his soul is to unite completely
    • try to prevent his liberation — only when he accosts
    • soul. He knows that this soul can leave the body at several places.
    • ‘Pater Ecstaticus,’ ‘Pater Seraphicus,’ and ‘Pater Profundus.’ Concerning this he said
    • While he here gives utterance to the thought of his
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    • actual sphere of knowledge, it is generally held that the
    • Science, but according to a general feeling, — which is,
    • to this general feeling man localises such a memory-concept
    • have generated the Earth with its kingdoms of Nature, the Earth
    • old refer his entire head to the Earth-planet. A considerable
    • Earth merged into a general whole.
    • hear it in the poetry and literature — to use a modern
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    • when one takes into consideration the totally different
    • the highest realm, the First Hierarchy: Seraphim, Cherubim,
    • Thrones; then the Second Hierarchy: Kyriotetes, Dynamis,
    • Exusiai; and the Third Hierarchy: Archai, Archangels,
    • possessed life, accelerating the life-processes in a living
    • Hierarchy. Asia he perceived in his ordinary waking-dream
    • the Third Hierarchy. And from time to time there entered into
    • Beings of the higher Hierarchies.
    • the Third Hierarchy in the planetary existence, in all that
    • Hierarchy, but only when a still deeper condition of sleep
    • Hierarchy impressed itself deep into the whole being of man.
    • these ancient peoples speak of that Hierarchy which embraces
    • sleeping-waking and the sleep, in which the Third Hierarchy
    • Hierarchy played into human consciousness.
    • Second Hierarchy. Knowing the world bereft of God, he learned
    • also to know the world of the Seraphim, Cherubim and
    • the high Gods of the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. As
    • Hierarchy, there they would meet some Being from the Kingdom of
    • the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones.
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    • have no trace in historical tradition, for the literature
    • past, but with the past of humanity in general.
    • the entry of the Divine-spiritual Hierarchies, even as to-day
    • Hierarchies are themselves spiritual substance that penetrates
    • coming from the Hierarchies. And as a burden, or rather as a
    • of these two things, there grew up, as was indeed generally the
    • Spiritual Beings of the higher Hierarchies; for, as I told you
    • considerable clearness at what point he himself stood in the
    • Heraclitus
    • [Heraclitus of Ephesus, Greek philosopher. He lived
    • Heraclitus and after, in connection with the Mystery of
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    • as it were in desperation, with the illusion. They came into an
    • was generally spread out over the whole body, went into his
    • the Christian Era. It was a cosmic experience —
    • rest of the Hierarchies. Of all this one could still have as it
    • Heraclitus also lived and where so much of the old Reality was
    • average of culture; the civilised Greeks, the Hellenes, the
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    • generally do so, but we could — so did the initiates of
    • not come into consideration; for, as I said yesterday, they
    • being himself came into consideration and what he brought to
    • for in the East generally the Mysteries had already become
    • Ephesus. Heraclitus received instruction from Ephesus, as did
    • little after the time of Heraclitus and were able to receive
    • world the ancient and venerated Ephesus, so that what had once
    • prepared, in the time of Heraclitus. And now, in 356
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    • I had to describe the different worlds that come under consideration
    • more general qualities and characteristics, we find that we
    • beholding them in the several kingdoms of Nature. He was able,
    • more folk-wisdom than is generally supposed. The stream
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    • for instance, of the chemical substances, enumerating them
    • persisted; though degenerate, it was still present in greater
    • perhaps he tries to form an idea — generally he fails!
    • was for them no mere general principle in the abstract: had
    • takes place from one generation to the next, the albumen is
    • building up from within itself in co-operation with the other
    • plant and animal, upon human being and upon mineral, and all
    • mineral substances which will provide a counterpoise in the
    • beyond the physical body and include also in our consideration
    • in an especial relation with all that is mineral in the human
    • mineral substance, — for example, when you take some salt
    • immediately pounces upon this mineral substance. And as the
    • The egg itself is now made entirely of mineral within you. It
    • ceases to be albumen in any sense, becomes entirely mineral in
    • from this point the mineralised albumen is taken up by the
    • mineral. And all mineral substances are changed through its
    • they were outside it. No mineral substance can remain the same
    • itself what is mineral and completely changes it from within,
    • until we have died does the mineral turn back again into the
    • mineral of external Nature. So long as we are alive on the
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    • To Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones belongs the form and figure
    • the Beings of the hierarchy of Dynamis, Exusiai and Kyriotetes.
    • by the second Hierarchy.
    • again can only be created by Beings of the third Hierarchy
    • receive within you the mineral kingdom and transform it, you
    • belong to the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. In so far as you
    • Hierarchy — the Kyriotetes, Exusiai, Dynamis. Inasmuch as
    • Earth but to this Hierarchy. And as you live and move in
    • Hierarchy of Archai, Archangeloi and Angeloi.
    • bodies which united him with the Hierarchies. For he felt how,
    • through the mineral world, he is united with the first
    • Hierarchy; through the water of the earth, with the second
    • Hierarchy; and through the atmosphere, with the third
    • Hierarchy. And it was plain to him that he is an inhabitant of
    • way up through the general sea of fire. They came from the
    • has but to speak these words, and thoughts unutterable
    • filled us with such unutterable sadness, but let us at the same
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    • many people. Among the many nonsensical utterances of opponents
    • Such utterances were constantly to be heard and were very
    • place where sufficient strength is generated not merely to
    • the world of productive, generative, creative forces. With
    • that should have been generated in him by this solemn Christmas
    • General Anthroposophical Society, not with trifling but with
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    • deliberation, that it points to a spiritual activity of
    • his temperamental qualities, or of his own character, or
    • obliterating of those concepts that have been set up in the
    • Therefore this obliteration means something entirely
    • obliterating them again, something comes over the soul that I
    • education, which intends to be generally popular, and already
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    • his Ego end Astral body what we cull the third Hierarchy, the
    • Hierarchy of the Angels, Archangels and Archai.
    • Hierarchy to which I have just referred. But if he were really to
    • Hierarchy of the Angels did not work into our and Astral body, we
    • because the Hierarchy of the Angels work into our Spiritual,
    • Because the Hierarchy of the Archangels work
    • member of all humanity, we are generally speaking, already far more
    • soul has altered in the various epochs of time, alterations brought
    • about by the various Beings of the 3rd Hierarchy, the Archai, the
    • human soul and spirit-being by the Beings of the third Hierarchy,
    • connection with the Beings of the third Hierarchy. That comes from
    • living interchange with the Beings of the third Hierarchy. In the
    • pre-Christian era to suppose that his soul was produced by his
    • Hierarchy, and because he knew: — “My soul is not
    • bound up with the Beings of the third Hierarchy,
    • the third Hierarchy, just as modern man believes his soul to be
    • that the Beings of the third Hierarchy were bound up with the
    • confused the Divine Beings of the third Hierarchy with the
    • blood, the man of old placed the Beings of the third Hierarchy in
    • thought of these Spiritual Beings as operative in the phenomena of
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    • enthusing in a general way about man being a microcosm of the
    • more may arise out of these considerations, my dear friends.
    • possible to keep away those who are generally the least
    • real, essential truth in admiring this so-called literary
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    • certain considerations connected mainly with special
    • we will turn our attention today to a more general
    • the Physical body, but by liberating the soul and spirit from
    • body. I might say that the co-operation of three worlds,
    • generally the case that with reference to these two kinds of
    • the lower hierarchies, such as those incorporated in the
    • head-clairvoyance speaks preferably of man himself,
    • experience that general experience which only gives him the
    • aware of this general experience for a long time, and has
    • perceptions, then we pass over to a thoughtful consideration
    • worthy of veneration; but all is worthy of being learnt. That
    • results of head-clairvoyance with the general spiritual
    • consciousness of the spiritual worlds, of the general
    • fundamentally the case right up to the highest hierarchies,
    • thoughts of the Hierarchies in us, but twist accustom
    • ourselves to live with our heads in the higher Hierarchies.
    • hierarchies.
    • the higher Hierarchies. We have to be taken up by the world
    • of the higher Hierarchies, and we must strip off the fear of
    • thus living and weaving in the higher Hierarchies.
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    • Mysteries the pupils were shown that when a man degenerates
    • degenerate in such a way that he is torn in pieces, and
    • world; on the other hand, he may degenerate not merely in
    • peculiarities, with widely different temperaments, and
    • counteracted by a spiritual conception of the world, so that
    • indeed still speak of truth, but when the general life and
    • Liberality is a virtue, but Shakespeare also shows us that
    • post-Atlantean age, we find that "Temperance or Moderation"
    • the world. “Temperance” or
    • “Moderation” is the virtue which enables man to
    • avoid these extremes. Temperance implies neither asceticism
    • produced by months of intemperance, thus going from one
    • possess. This will become more and more general when man
    • the furtherance of the world development. If a person
    • will be developed, which perceives temperance as a guiding
    • as transformed temperance. The ideal of practical wisdom
    • which is to be taken into consideration for the next, the
    • now consider what we have described as instinctive temperance
    • the co-operation of the moral impulses of man with the
    • Anthroposophy. Long and important considerations could be
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    • ten thousand? Is there not a wealth of literature concerning
    • profound questions and problems regarding karma in general.
    • literally hundreds of years old. There “law and rights like an
    • a different field of operation, to Weimar. The Duke of Weimar
    • to pour into these works. This was a regeneration, an actual
    • other such literary reproductions seemed to him barbaric stuff;
    • seducing her; he would have invented the electric generator and
    • literally that if Faust had been a decent man, he would have
    • the generator and air pump and would have performed other
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    • seven to assemble minerals and geological material that he
    • Mettrie's statement that Erasmus of Rotterdam and Fontenelle
    • Now, this does apply in a certain sense for the things Erasmus
    • nor Fontenelle have been Fontenelle, nor Erasmus have been
    • Erasmus if, for example, their mothers had suffered accidents
    • unless we take into consideration such events in the course of
    • biographers generally wish to reveal. The significance of an
    • interrelationships are far greater than is generally supposed.
    • consciousness of the ordinary human generally lets him wake in
    • in Kürschner's Nationalliteratur.
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    • This is so even when we take into consideration repeated lives
    • on earth and include them in our deliberation of the molding of
    • the description we generally give in spiritual science is that
    • speaking generally, sleeping and waking are really a sort of
    • this into consideration, you will arrive at a transition to
    • a personality as Goethe's, the lower nature, which we generally
    • into consideration, you will no longer find incomprehensible
    • dominant reason into consideration tell yourself this: “We are
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    • Students of the external history of culture who are generally
    • this subject matter. Schoolmasters, literary scholars, parsons
    • things. Thus you will find in ordinary literature and even in
    • develop as a general opinion.
    • being has been liberated from the external, inorganic world
    • factory will operate in a completely individual way that will
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    • into consideration. We must bear in mind that everything that
    • take this into consideration, you will understand that from the
    • soul. The general area in which research ought to be done is no
    • from literature in order to bring out clearly what I wish to
    • his subconscious, but in such a way as to erase the stupidity
    • four strings of a human being. However, general points of view
    • come into consideration here, and to these we must turn our
    • primarily into consideration during the first period of life is
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    • do you find them so terribly bad,” they generally did not know
    • without taking into consideration that what appears in the form
    • it may be accelerated as in the case described by Eyth, or it
    • ourselves with what this modern spirit has written. In general,
    • indicate a transition to a sort of liberal system. That pleased
    • really an excellent plan of reform that looked to liberalizing
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    • is related directly to the practical and general outward life
    • our present considerations is to attain a spiritual scientific
    • recognized that the consideration of this particular time is of
    • his eyes and other senses the mineral, vegetable, animal world,
    • his general bearing, the result of his vocational life during
    • he expresses it, constant exclusion of general human interests
    • “conglomerated mediocrity.” Herzen expressed this from a
    • deteriorated to the bourgeois liberalism of the nineteenth
    • century, to a conglomerated mediocrity. Referring to what Mill
    • consideration. It will readily be understood, therefore, that
    • “deep as the world,” anyone can find innumerable adherents and
    • brotherhood because her temperament always rebelled against
    • something like a theosophical sort of conglomerated mediocrity.
    • science what John Stuart Mill called conglomerated
    • was at that time the general secretary.
    • positivistic realism, supported by conglomerated mediocrity, by
    • era. Ku Hung Ming describes it clearly. Mill and Herzen
    • considerations. How would it be if there were also a side to
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    • present considerations will impress us with their deeper and
    • in this special field greater, more general, and more lasting
    • would be too cumbersome to enumerate. Yet, the freedom I have
    • retain a remuneration from it without rendering service to its
    • general community is not customary. As long as I am able to
    • whatever remuneration pleases any purchaser; but to render
    • the text for a masquerade in which he represented himself as
    • said. It was Galileo who produced that masquerade in which he
    • must take into consideration, however, that what a man produces
    • is, for the beings of the higher hierarchies. So it is with the
    • into consideration the teaching of repeated earthly lives. In
    • period of puberty is not taken into consideration at all by
    • thus that they must, in general, be conceived. But the question
    • throughout the generations that almost the entire family was as
    • prevent the possible generation of ten-member families, but
    • in the life of feeling and of general culture. The book deals
    • degeneration. The houses reeked of corruption. Even the gray
    • your attention for years — that the first generation will
    • the succeeding generation would degenerate under materialism
    • literature. Steffen's narrator continues:
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    • number of hierarchies that embrace beings standing above man in
    • hierarchies embracing the angels, archangels, archai, exusiai,
    • mineral, and elemental kingdoms within the earthly world. It is
    • to those of the animal, plant, and mineral in his physical
    • declare that this knowledge of the spiritual hierarchies and
    • fix our attention first on the beings of the lowest hierarchies
    • the plant kingdom and the mineral kingdom.
    • God and that is to acknowledge the spiritual hierarchies. We
    • any higher than to the hierarchy of the angels.
    • one's connection with the hierarchy of the archangels and that
    • of the human being to the hierarchy of the archangels, we
    • we have confessions directed not to the hierarchy of the
    • unconscious desire to overlook the cooperation among the
    • considerations that revealed the Mystery of Golgotha in its
    • have come to in a natural way from many considerations.
    • higher hierarchies.
    • others that were in general oral use. Such word formulas,
    • spaces. It is not possible through a mechanical consideration
    • more of demon magic because this operates with entirely
    • new birth where the beings of the higher hierarchies are to be
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    • know that it is invalid. On more careful consideration, it
    • mine.” But in general, humanity's relation to the Christ-Being
    • for a person to turn away from this general human destiny to
    • shall discover a contradiction of a view that is generally
    • into contact with the spirits of the higher hierarchies; most
    • particularly with those belonging to the hierarchy of the
    • Golgotha had not occurred, people would have degenerated; they
    • next subordinate hierarchy, man himself. When we recall how the
    • time of the Mystery of Golgotha human beings had degenerated so
    • this is often described even among theosophists, generally
    • It is imperative, however, that we force ourselves to its
    • brought into humanity by these three hierarchies. But the
    • hierarchies of the angels, archangels, and archai. Since he is
    • hierarchies that are above them. That is to say, he develops
    • yet, we can see very little that counteracts materialism from,
    • within the framework of the considerations at hand.
    • spiritual things were preferably to be sought in the immediate
    • general human purposes, and above all, he or she must never
    • several psychic media appeared on the scene simultaneously and
    • Oliver. To be sure, this event could have occurred in several
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    • Mystery of Golgotha, we can say in general that in the
    • around the sun, and there are innumerable other fixed stars
    • knew, veneration of the Sun was one with veneration of the
    • the kingdoms of mineral, plant, animal and man; look at all
    • no mineral, not in any air, or any water — nowhere but in
    • human organisation, with the human kingdom. It is literally
    • And this is literally true, as things in the real occult,
    • religious primal record are literal truth.
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    • applied to man in general is pre-eminently right; it is not
    • right when applied thus in general but for the head it is
    • consciousness is really a kind of collateral impulse of his
    • and human evolution to be brought back out of the general
    • they relegate them to aesthetics. A perfectly average
    • no inner knowledge of the kingdoms of the minerals, the
    • considerable influence on Roman politics under Vespasian and
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    • what as mineral substance, fluid or partly solid — the
    • is burnt is only what might be called the mineral enclosure.
    • higher hierarchies. And were you able to see correctly and
    • spirits of the higher hierarchies pushing in their
    • successive ranks of the hierarchies.
    • hierarchies. To talk of the higher self without paying heed
    • birth. For as here we live with animals, plants and minerals,
    • the higher hierarchies of whom we have so often spoken. Only
    • the higher hierarchies are working together on these souls.
    • not fixed on the hierarchies. It was thus that they spoke up
    • related to the higher hierarchies — these concepts have
    • hierarchies. You have it with the Greeks where everything is
    • flowing of hierarchies, the purely material in the continuous
    • hierarchies were living, that in each man the hierarchies
    • were living a different life. Thus the hierarchies were
    • hierarchies. And because the cosmic thoughts arose
    • man as descending from the hierarchies, divine man; in place
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    • generally — in the way imagined by many people at the
    • to the careful consideration of actual facts, then he is in a
    • generally, to buy stock of this kind ‘for future
    • general theories, if one wants to understand actual life in
    • the general atmospheric conditions under which certain states
    • the actual Real Abstraction, just as general
    • made downright intolerable by these cri-cris. But
    • said, that 99 per cent more literary works were turned out in
    • general conditions of consumption.
    • the consumption side of the general economy; and
    • is needed, is to bring our general economy into a form in
    • which is a matter of all essential importance for the general
    • make up the whole life of the general economy, and is
    • up several flights of stairs — just for the sake of a
    • to the general pleasure. And if it should happen in some
    • essential influence upon the whole character of our general
    • until this reality of thinking has gained general
    • general economy would be changed in respect of necessary or
    • cri-cris, but deliberately harmful — like
    • the human being for any regeneration of social
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    • what I say to-day may be apart from the general context; but
    • point out once more, that, in face of the general situation
    • kind from the bed-rock of general economics. What was the
    • conglomeration!) are all alike equally impracticable and
    • should be boiled down into a general mess, and drained off
    • would also inevitably come to grief, if the general kind of
    • considerable degree of freedom in our spiritual life. Amongst
    • the first centuries of our present, Christian era, all over
    • very good, or miserably bad: that is not the important
    • persisting, in general principle, to decline everything which
    • connected with it. I will therefore pick out several
    • which is not unconnected with the general note which I have
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    • other considerations show that it is possible to say as much
    • furtherance of a real knowledge of what lives in man as
    • philosophical considerations. Today I will try to offer a
    • attracted considerable notice and has already gone into a
    • considerably. Thus far, people have only interested
    • said at that time that the interaction of moral fantasy and
    • kind of considerations we have discussed today, in which
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    • This makes it imperative to take a closer look at what we
    • would have a wonderful picture of literary, historical
    • conventions, agreements and a generally fixed way of doing
    • beings which are governed by considerations going beyond the
    • Literature,” which was translated into German, and in his
    • about history in general, where he gives his opinion as
    • I read in “Only Literature” some of the things that
    • the literal content of a matter is not the whole matter! This
    • the purely literal content, is sometimes quite remote from the
    • indicated here several months ago in a lecture about how the
    • operates, where we dream and sleep away our normal life.
    • reveal itself to our ordinary consciousness, it is imperative
    • understanding still operates in an instinctive way. In the
    • by taking into consideration how this instinctive
    • understanding, this rational soul, began to operate in more or
    • imperative to acquire a deeper understanding for what is
    • could see that the general course of human evolution had
    • — to the part of us that operates throughout the whole
    • after several people had pointed out to him that his fourteen
    • History must generate enthusiasm for the true, real and
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    • operates within the world of the senses is not able to reach
    • the senses and bound by the normal operation of the human
    • intentionally blot out the operation of our senses and bring to
    • statue with the kind of logic that operates in our ordinary
    • There had first to be a training of several hundred years in
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    • alteration and metamorphoses, as I have already
    • life. A great alteration in the nature of the will can then be
    • facts, the more one liberates the will, which is
    • minerals, plants and animals, and through our human organism as
    • mineral and animal, — has its effects too in our physical
    • medicine, for pathology and therapy. When the human organism
    • cooperation of sun-nature and moon-nature. One comes to know
    • the corresponding remedy in a plant or a mineral. One comes to
    • mineral, and similar things. In short, one can go on from mere
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    • general, he would probably find more reason to consider that
    • mind in the modern scientific outlook. For several hundred
    • present-day literature on this subject will increasingly find
    • manages to evolve beyond purely physical considerations
    • generalities of the science of spirit, but to deal with the
    • them, in the other rejecting them by a justified but temperate
    • in an inner element, an inner tolerance, that once again
    • We then experience that the will liberates itself from being
    • science of spirit, because for this to happen it is imperative
    • general consciousness of humanity too will be able to find its
    • unalterable laws of nature, to confirm his own views. If
    • bias have arisen out of the general materialistic attitude of
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    • of the mineral kingdom; at most understanding something of
    • the mineral connections in nature to which one refers. To
    • with its general view of the Cosmos, has developed its
    • ethical truths, the form of its general cosmology, and so
    • into the consideration of the reasoning, intellectual
    • principle of utility comes into consideration.
    • shown you in general outline; but I will rest content with
    • literature of the day there appear — one simply cannot
    • certain utterances (very dear to me;, of Herman Grimm, which
    • to take up generally human and spiritual truths with national
    • These books have been read considerably for some
    • any consideration, and puts aside everything which does not
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    • different considerations we have brought forward, you can
    • certain relationship of Spiritual Beings, of the Hierarchies.
    • Hierarchies, such as the elementary Beings in the three
    • kingdoms of mature, or man himself, or the Hierarchies next
    • mineral, plant, or animal kingdom. All those are simply
    • Hierarchies, to whom man can elevate himself when he can
    • in the Seraphims, Cherubims and Thrones. But if I an not able
    • can read in the ordinary literature of today — that which
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    • psychology is concerned, though this is not generally
    • mineral — below him, he is stating merely a half-truth
    • mineral kingdom, so above there are the three spiritual
    • kingdoms of the hierarchies of the Angels, Archangels and
    • plant kingdom and mineral kingdom as being below physical man
    • animal, plant, mineral; through his soul-spiritual being he
    • consideration.
    • century of our era. Since then the evolution of man as a
    • of the spiritual knowledge gleaned from our literature we ask
    • spirits of the hierarchies of the Angels, Archangels and
    • hierarchies looked upon it as their ideal to arrive at a
    • hierarchical order this particular interest is wiped out. Man
    • science, to herald spiritual science because one sees the
    • heralded through spiritual science. One may not speak simply
    • necessity of cooperating in the founding of this school, I
    • of the higher hierarchies, nor of man's image being perfected
    • worthy of your consideration — what it means to bring
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    • things. For there is a general belief among men to-day that
    • pressure of external force is right: and deliberate
    • mineral — he is stating a half truth only, if he does
    • animal, vegetable and mineral Kingdoms, so upwards are to be
    • found the three kingdoms of the spiritual hierarchies of the
    • the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms as lower degrees
    • his body, with the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms,
    • hierarchies to obtain a perfect human figure and this was not
    • working on him. The spiritual beings of the Hierarchies
    • which must naturally be put before humanity it general in a
    • Lutheran view of Christ has no reality nowadays and becomes
    • consideration of external events. When one considers how it
    • are all these things, they must liberate a new source of
    • higher Hierarchies had in completing a perfect image of man,
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    • adapted by humanity in general of the present day is this; to
    • Occult Science a considerable amount of knowledge gained
    • necessary for the general consciousness of humanity at the
    • He only takes into consideration the movements which he
    • of vision, the three hierarchies of of the Angels, Archangels
    • the spiritual beings of the three Hierarchies immediately
    • Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. Through meditation then, we
    • considerably. 'hen we really have got to the point where we
    • know, not by means of external mathematical considerations,
    • train. Now why is this belief general? In the first place the
    • innumerable examples of the same kind where people will
    • anyone who comes near the forces which are actually operative
    • which the activities of the higher Hierarchies are to be
    • several different points of view. I have intimated that we
    • appellation to theoretical pedagogics, for the general idea
    • hands (in prayer or veneration) For the power to bless in old
    • literary articles which sometimes appear in a newspaper below
    • quite authoritative utterances. But if a man writes
    • generations as they follow each other in life. We think
    • from this, there is something else. Men generally imagine
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    • minerals, plants and animals, we ask: What is there, in
    • that surrounds us in the mineral and plant kingdoms, and to a
    • no clouds, no minerals, no plants, even no animals. There
    • creeds mystify human beings with apocryphal utterances
    • for a considerable length of time. And they bring with them
    • contain much that is worthy of deep veneration. In the
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    • general but above all out of a deep feeling for art, that
    • the soul is really infinitely more profound than is generally
    • refer more and more recognized by the general public. There
    • her several parts, all that she organises, in such a way that
    • generally remains in a stunted state is too prolific in its
    • of art; and by reason of man's general development in recent
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    • the difference between them and it is a considerable one.
    • of soul; but even when he deliberately puts himself into this
    • impressions in moments when higher vision is not operating.
    • ordinary meaning. Each of the several arts, from the
    • similar. An ordinary thought-structure is ephemeral. In
    • super-sensible knowledge operates in a very particular way. An
    • degeneration of its fundamental nature. Those who have a
    • degeneration takes place when, in prose, speech becomes
    • within him. As regards the utterances of a seer, we must pay
    • ancient Indian culture. In Indian culture a considerable part
    • Philistines may speak of degeneration in such cases) such a
    • themselves into processes of life, thus generating fresh
    • illiterate who passes through life asleep with a primer under
    • illiterate as regards clairvoyant knowledge; if we are
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    • y vivirás verdaderamente
    • generando ser en las profundidades del cosmos.
    • Serafines, Querubines, Tronos,
    • y sentirás verdaderamente
    • y pensarás verdaderamente
    • jerarquías espirituales, y está enteramente en alemán, al contrario
    • explicó esta aparente contradicción de la siguiente manera:
    • jerarquías haciendo una salutación más abstracta. Steiner quiso que
    • esta versión atenuada fuera también la única que se usara entre los
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    • 1924, does not mention the spiritual hierarchies, and is entirely in
    • hierarchies by making the salutation more abstract. He wanted this
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • nature of anthroposophical wisdom. They can still keep reiterating that
    • is an entirely secondary consideration so far as the real nature of
    • anything.’ And those who make this remark generally include themselves
    • among these few! But remember, several thinkers have rightly said, quite
    • the three years spent in later life at the university. This is literally
    • foolish than to generalise in this way about things in the world, saying
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    • Mysteries the pupils were shown that when a man degenerates
    • degenerate in such a way that he is torn in pieces, and
    • world; on the other hand, he may degenerate not merely in
    • peculiarities, with widely different temperaments, and
    • counteracted by a spiritual conception of the world, so that
    • indeed still speak of truth, but when the general life and
    • Liberality is a virtue, but Shakespeare also shows us that
    • post-Atlantean age, we find that "Temperance or Moderation"
    • the world. “Temperance” or
    • “Moderation” is the virtue which enables man to
    • avoid these extremes. Temperance implies neither asceticism
    • produced by months of intemperance, thus going from one
    • possess. This will become more and more general when man
    • the furtherance of the world development. If a person
    • will be developed, which perceives temperance as a guiding
    • as transformed temperance. The ideal of practical wisdom
    • which is to be taken into consideration for the next, the
    • now consider what we have described as instinctive temperance
    • the co-operation of the moral impulses of man with the
    • Anthroposophy. Long and important considerations could be
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    • hierarchies.
    • about these beings of the higher hierarchies. Our intercourse
    • of the higher hierarchies was of a similar nature to the
    • and not so desperately important in human life as it is today,
    • the higher hierarchies who were the teachers of primeval men
    • beings of the divine hierarchies who are related to the
    • consideration of the Mystery of Golgotha. The resurrected
    • traditional religious concepts which, in general, are accepted,
    • dreamlike knowledge. Today there exists a degeneration of what
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    • to present the general cosmic truths at first in as simple and
    • body just once, or several times in succession; and he is then
    • our earth at the beginning of our era, Who was incarnated
    • simply realize clearly that the Hebrew literature which speaks
    • for all the descendants in the following generations; so that
    • this passes through the generations so that in a certain sense
    • some one member, or even several members, of the super-sensible
    • tribal ancestor in the successive generations. Thus, the
    • of one or several members of the person in question who is
    • of Jesus of Nazareth to be multiplied innumerable times, as
    • little consideration is given to a fact of very great
    • in the early centuries of the Christian era the manner in which
    • their literature as mystery truths. Thus arose that strange
    • wishes, but through several centuries, simply by means of this
    • the Hussites, among the Lutherans and the dissenting
    • general you can consider it a sign that people really have no
    • the Earth. In other words : for the liberated ego of modern
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    • acquisition of such knowledge so as to set the sights overall
    • general do we come to speak of the dreams that arise out of the
    • sleeping state — in general so to speak — so that
    • preferably, we should say out of the depths of the human being
    • consideration, and it is entirely correct that he surrenders to
    • previous earth life. And if we compare what we see overall,
    • but represents an overall Imagination of a previous earth life.
    • fullest deliberation, like the course of mathematical
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • tolerance in regard to religious views has come about in
    • purpose. In fact, the hatred and intolerance that formerly
    • longer understood. This tendency to accept and tolerate will
    • century the transition took place to a more tolerant
    • tolerance and patience. So far, Christians have tended to
    • not understand Christianity, each one tolerates the other's
    • patience and tolerance; it should enable a person to enter
    • attitude that is very different from that of mere tolerance.
    • together. Also, it is on a higher level than tolerance, and
    • to saturate the rigid system. A liberal minister is shaking
    • can come about only through cooperation. The age one lives in
    • religion is imperative. If we want to give a human being
    • where you will not find such vague general answers given to
    • organism the old morality that they want to eradicate. Even
    • above average. She had never heard sound or seen color and
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • world: the configuration of minerals, the covering of
    • civilized? What here comes under consideration are vital and
    • general. In humans, and also in the higher animals, blood is
    • being. In fact, behind the physical body there are several
    • surrounding lifeless mineral world. In addition, they have a
    • yet generally overlooked by psychologists. A subtle
    • the word “I” was called: “The unutterable
    • beings contain fluids that call mineral substances to life,
    • generations, designating what they had in common with one and
    • link in a long line of generations.
    • and the ancient wisdom that had flowed down the generations
    • blood flowed through its members down the generations;
    • peoples. It heralds the birth of the intellect, which means
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    • contemplates his own life, as well as life in general,
    • can only arise in substance that can generate death within
    • of light, you would see alteration in the skin; a tiny eye
    • generally speaking from a unity in humans must separate; a
    • consciousness is born from the interaction of life and death,
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    • characteristic of today's literature that it hardly mentions
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • organism that is considerably more delicate and refined than
    • physical body is related to the mineral kingdom, the ether
    • temperament. The astral body is the seat of the life of
    • fourteenth years to habits, memory, temperament and so on;
    • matters greatly what it sees and hears and generally absorbs.
    • physical body has become free to interact with the external
    • period feelings of respect and veneration are fostered. Such
    • venerated person. The child lives in solemn expectation of
    • with awe and veneration; he turns the handle, enters the room
    • that for him, is a holy place. Such moments of veneration
    • literature: "Everyone must choose the hero whose path to
    • character and even the temperament — its lasting
    • developing and educating the young generations. We have shown
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    • death; for life is miserable; it can be endured only because
    • evolved being, man, we find that after one or two generations
    • camera obscura, the ear like a complex musical instrument.
    • German literature, was a playwright, poet, and essayist.
    • or indeed the average civilized person has purified and transformed,
    • Paracelsus calls a patient suffering from cholera an
    • for cholera. There exists in nature something that relates to
    • immediately, its tolerance greatly increases. We cannot avoid
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • evolution in general.
    • such as memory, temperament, and so on, are, up to the change
    • widened considerably to correspond to reality. It must
    • degenerate descendants of the Atlanteans.
    • makes different demands, it is useless to lay down general
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • way such illnesses are presented in popular literature. The
    • from that individual and disperses into the general
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    • existed in Africa a brotherhood — the Therapeutae,
    • The Therapeutae and Essenes
    • brother's Operation was taking place. For a long time he
    • the power to eradicate unhealthy conditions, which means that
    • (The Therapeutae and Essenes were wise; they were also most
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • aspects of an individual's nature into consideration, let us
    • general world ether. However, something of the ether body
    • general, though they may become modified in various ways. In
    • body is not born yet, it can at first only tolerate what has
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • importance has found its way into public literature.
    • nature. What comes into consideration here is too often
    • Oriental. A few centuries before the Christian era began,
    • Indian race. At the beginning of the Christian era the right
    • you find yourself. Wear the clothes that are worn generally,
    • be absolved in the sequence here enumerated. The teacher will
    • patience, energy and perseverance are required.
    • we are discussing now is not what is generally meant by
    • thinking with the characteristic that is self-generating.
    • basic spiritual scientific literature will also school
    • with unusual powers, especially the regeneration of life and
    • beneficial. This is why people venerated the ram when the
    • a path of comfort. Here phrases and generalities do not
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was a major German opera composer.
    • with mysticism, as we shall do in today's consideration, will
    • considerations.
    • those who must contribute to their era something based on the
    • the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, and that of humans.
    • operate as separate undertakings; they all functioned in
    • in material existence that he can find no deliverance from
    • arose from the cooperation of harmony, rhythm and melody.
    • the old type of opera. Here the dramatist, the poet and the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • structure does indeed pass through innumerable evolutionary
    • of color when successfully operated upon; likewise a person
    • when in general a person's consciousness was dull and dim,
    • mankind in general attained today. They reached at an earlier
    • the world the way humanity in general sees it today. That is
    • that is, the higher perception that mankind in general will
    • experienced in this condition differed considerably from the
    • who is always present, through all changes from generation to
    • generation, from human race to human race, from planet to
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    • forth an accelerated karma; also what is gladly hidden from the self
    • words to a larger circle on the occasion of the General Meeting on
    • December 15, 1911. This was not done as part of the General Meeting
    • to do with what occurred at this General Meeting or what is otherwise
    • is generally demanded when such a representation of ideals is brought
    • that it is applicable to innumerable instances in the world and can
    • its duty as cooperating on this project.
    • these already exist – several of the proven personalities from
    • will have an associate branch for general
    • Literature will
    • the principles of becoming are taken into consideration.
    • cooperation with Miss von Eckardstein; here the wonderfully
    • transparent nuances of speech allow spirit and soul to interact and
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    • with wisdom. Heracleitos and Anaxagoras were men wise in the world who
    • Among the partial currents whose interaction and reciprocal conflict
    • will meet this with understanding. But, if this problem generates in the
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    • Oriental epoch there was still cooperation between the
    • generally thinks that if we go far back into time, man was a
    • considerable changes. You only have to remember how the Greek
    • Now, however, a time came — speaking generally, in the
    • The American and the Westerner in general argues that thought
    • passions, yet he regards with contempt the general belief in
    • lost its sensory character. Ghosts, as they are generally
    • chaotic co-operation of old and new spectres and a
    • spectres, and these must be transformed with man's co-operation
    • Only by such thoughts and considerations can humanity attain a
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    • literally, in the meaning that the earth is the body of Christ
    • drops. St. John, the herald of the Christianized Ego-man who
    • perceived St. John, the herald of the Christ-stage of
    • general expression for something which took place at
    • general meaning of “Mother name.” The Gospel records:
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    • earth's mineral kingdom; let us look upon everything
    • mineral earth. When we speak of the consciousness of the earth,
    • we cannot perceive in its geological-mineralogical substance
    • consciousness which forms part of the mineral kingdom. We
    • the whole mineral earth and observe the plants which sprout and
    • pertaining to the whole mineral earth, but we can also
    • earth's mineral consciousness, when we speak of this
    • earth-consciousness pertaining to the mineral kingdom and the
    • mineral objects and processes of the earth and the whole
    • what kind is the MINERAL consciousness of the earth? To-day,
    • What is the characteristic of the mineral consciousness,
    • we have thoughts of minerals, plants and animals, of the air,
    • mineral consciousness thus contains the secrets of the whole
    • consciousness of the mineral world.
    • the mineral consciousness, which take their course separately
    • passes through the. mineral consciousness, so thousands
    • minerals, so 6000 years before our Christian ere marked the
    • unites with the mineral consciousness, so 6000 years
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    • absolutely clear about this: what first comes into consideration in
    • organism. With the eye, there comes into consideration (just see for
    • once the complicated way in which the eye comes into consideration)
    • much of the solid, the mineral, in himself: 90% of him is a column of
    • body — the physical born from the mineral parts of human nature
    • physical and etheric bodies but as physical body in the mineral constituents
    • call forth a sort of mineral salt-like formation. But it is good when
    • come to an end. Four times seven years come into consideration. (The
    • generally presents it; instead it is so that the arteries of the blood
    • only to look into the human organism if one can take into consideration
    • I will continue these considerations intending to close
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    • which can enable us to take greater connections of history into consideration.
    • animal, plant, and also partly from the mineral kingdom. But what man
    • the real mineral particles we take up as outer material substances.
    • Where we add to our meals salt, which is already of an outer mineral
    • We cannot tolerate in our human organism a continuation of that kind
    • body can cooperate in the further configuration of all that, what is
    • that proceeds under the extraordinarily strong alteration of nitrogen.
    • degenerated with them.
    • with a degenerate heart of that which is going on in the ether body.
    • it causes a reaction, this will lead to a generation of the function
    • that one can see by the degeneration of the organs how the members of
    • finally discover the original causes for all inflammation and ulcerations
    • with the help of application of substances which are generated in the
    • which are generated in the blossom organs of plants, that one can counteract
    • man in general, instead, this changes from one era to another. The organization
    • as a deliverance, an inner redemption — but it was an inner God-filled
    • of the world. Otherwise one generally has just an egotistic point of
    • something which can really approach therapeutically the nature of man.
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    • several earlier contemplations, that I do not like the phrase: “We
    • a general vibration. One expressed it to oneself in the following way:
    • literally: it was the Light Age, it was the age in which one really
    • today is — if I may express myself that way — mineral light.
    • Man takes up that light which is radiated onto the earth, onto the minerals,
    • from the sun. It is mineral light. The light that falls on the meadows
    • and on the trees is also conveyed to us in a mineral way. It is dead
    • how it expresses itself in the temperaments; that one began to look
    • a good practice if one person or another who cannot tolerate this or
    • one takes something out of the mineral kingdom. It does not matter if
    • that Fichte made this sentence was already considerably older, he was
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • overshadowing the peoples of Europe and reverberating in their
    • pointer literally always indicated 1 at sunset. That is to say,
    • relation to the world in general, in a way that leads to the
    • physical happenings in general, we have a succession of
    • not merely generalize like pantheists do and stop short at the
    • general statement that there is a spiritual world underlying
    • chauffeur was tardy, I will go in several directions. First of
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    • deliberately, one would have to say that all those people were
    • so alive in him? What would German literature and art after
    • consideration we could say that the man who constructed this
    • literary simpletons and deluded readers would find deep wisdom
    • people will be cross with him for bungling it so miserably. .
    • short, a miserable wretch who might learn something from
    • consideration. We must now consider this problem.
    • obliterating ourselves. We can no more get rid of our previous
    • is obvious that you cannot obliterate your past. Yet if you
    • nature that remains in us as memory and is operative in what
    • hierarchies.
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    • tremendously in character and temperament. It is the
    • a definite disposition, and the interaction of our different
    • teacher, however, were people of considerable importance, who
    • considerable while.
    • generation to the other.
    • generations, but brings with it causes that may have been laid
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture IV: The Roman World and the Teutonic Tribes
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    • moved forward or backward in time. But speaking generally we
    • educate. Now an average person has his educational principles.
    • we take all these things into consideration, we will realize
    • body or in general as a being on the physical plane, he is then
    • unalterable, the etheric body as such becomes freer and
    • Thus we see how freedom and necessity interact on the physical
    • interacting organically. Freedom and necessity always
    • we count as members of the hierarchy of the angels. For angels
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • minerals too, you will find descriptions in old writings
    • realize fully that in their considerations of the physical body
    • counteracted by the efforts people make: on the one hand,
    • whether it is the mineral, plant, animal, or human kingdom,
    • opponents. Read all the literature on this issue and you
    • science people must obviously work to counteract this;
    • didn't I? I wanted to bring you not just an overall picture of
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    • concretely. To speak of a germ does not generally mean that a
    • (literally “left-handed”). What are clumsy
    • resounding in imagery—as is generally the case in
    • speak; it creates innumerable connections that only need to
    • specters, first the “principle”, were generally
    • “standpoint”. It has generated greatly already in
    • generally cross out the “out”, and one has to
    • literature of spiritual science which I have tried to put
    • further consideration it all becomes very abstract because
    • considerably. What comes two expression in the sixth, and
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    • other hand, language plays in men's international operation
    • century. Whoever follows attentively the literature of that
    • justification acquired many languages, or at least several,
    • up to a certain point. This acquisition of several languages
    • Nowadays he who has acquired several languages becomes a
    • not generally noticed.
    • condition as when it is disembodied. And what is generally
    • consideration in it as a means of making themselves
    • informative in language which alone comes into consideration
    • there is veneration and penetration of nature that there will
    • through, as it were, laterally by the spiritual (yellow). The
    • through laterally. So that Inspiration, which should restrain
    • indications, as wider horizons than is generally thought.
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    • considerations today, I will take an example that may be said to have come
    • based on the then existing thirst for war, they are now superannuated.
    • in the habit of undervaluing the literary training of the Catholic clergy
    • theology. In this respect one must own that the literature, the theological
    • literature, of protestant learning, of the reformed churches, lags far
    • men of non-Catholic philosophical literature, for instance, have no
    • when you come to the philosophical literature of the Catholic Clerics.
    • philosophical literature one point will always confront you, a point
    • those speeches only two utterances, and what supported them, seemed to
    • side that without the considerations of Spiritual Science we may arrive
    • kind of co-operation between senses and inner emotions and will-impulses.
    • extends very considerably into the senses.
    • does this mean? It means, as I have shown you several times, that we are
    • unconsciously. Innumerable human beings go through What the depths of
    • the reason, my dear friends. Fear is, of course, a quite general universal
    • of world reality have penetrated through the general illusive conceptions.
    • in Meran, became a Jesuit and late a priest. He investigated the
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • and especially a propos where the kind of considerations now in point
    • against this seriousness and against these impulses generally, the opposition
    • spiritual beings and does not speak in the pantheistic general may about
    • beings of the higher hierarchies are spoken of in this way as being
    • of the mingling of this hierarchical world as a whole with external
    • description of the world of the hierarchies, and the connection of the
    • individual beings of the hierarchies with nature, is concerned.
    • utterances are collected there and established as heresies within the
    • telling you here the average—I should not like to say opinion
    • for opinion does not meet the case, but average utterance of an official
    • a certain enhancement of the general life of the soul which does not
    • be said to get beyond the mere general belief of the Church and rise
    • purely general belief. But it forbids him to get as far as superphysical
    • barrenness and aridity (he goes on to say) the soul can no longer deliberate
    • Another utterance of St.
    • to the last peasant in the last cottage, if he is not just an illiterate,
    • and even illiterates are permeated by scientific conceptions in the
    • the divine hierarchies. There he comes to know how Ahriman and Lucifer
    • are to be contrasted with the divine hierarchies. But, my dear friends,
    • In vision ( this is another utterance of St. John of the Cross ) in
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    • From our considerations
    • the surrounding world in the mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal
    • side man can look upon the mineral kingdom and the plant kingdom; on
    • man himself. Both—mineral kingdom and plant kingdom as well as
    • of the way in which on the one hand the mineral kingdom and plant kingdom,
    • the mineral and plant kingdoms, as well as in our view of the connection
    • looking at the mineral and plant kingdoms with this transformed power
    • at the mineral and plant kingdoms, one always experiences something
    • as if in a vivid feeling what is living in the mineral and plant kingdoms.
    • perceive the reality in minerals nor plants, if he perceives no reality
    • among beings who belong neither to the mineral and plant kingdoms, nor
    • directly into the being of minerals and plants. and also of animals
    • nothing more than what is found in books on Botany and Mineralogy. Real
    • Botany and Mineralogy contain far more than what we find in books. But
    • that mineral and plant kingdoms are observed after the manner of Goethe.
    • the phenomena because the external world shows us in the mineral and
    • look at the external world to become conscious of himself. In the mineral
    • For you see, in the mineral and plant kingdoms in reality there exist
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    • dreamless sleep, then our consciousness is so inconsiderable that we
    • of man's cooperative life which is gradually becoming chaotic. To put
    • the most intimate foundations of human life in co-operation are of a
    • life's temperament, in the entire attitude of the life of soul. For
    • of life's conflict and they generally pay little heed to what is lying
    • he may not generally admit it, is always at heart convinced that man
    • difficulty modern man generally has in getting out of himself where
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • otherwise generally recoils in fear from having recent history permeated
    • in the Mystery of Golgotha? In spite of all the so-called liberal theology
    • as the innermost impulse to which he directs his veneration and devotion.
    • of our era after which it still goes on; we live now in the fifth post-Atlantean
    • very recent times history for modern man has in general became thoroughly
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    • the spiritual was liberated in full consciousness. But the pupil in
    • lengths to serve as herald, had it been a question of making Goethe
    • which must be pondered in the soul in all seriousness and with due consideration.
    • experience as it still finds utterance in the Hymn in Prose.
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    • nature. We are surrounded by minerals, plants, animals and
    • the plant or mineral. This is not at all the situation with the
    • the day. In general the form of the astral body is steady at
    • looking snakelike protuberances, distinguishable in colouring
    • it were against one another in parts; it shows a general
    • participate in the general characteristics of the astral world,
    • discover, on researching the astral world in general, certain
    • consideration. They will only be comprehended once we have
    • the astral co-operate. Contemplate how the vertebrae of the
    • cooperation and hence becomes glowing and penetrated by
    • that through cooperation with the Beings and observing their
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    • those works in world literature to which one can, decade after
    • literature — however, with Goethe's “Faust”
    • to the consideration just mentioned. One discovers, on looking
    • the 18th century, from what was generally recognised
    • without comment, explanations or considerations, one steps into
    • Through this striving Goethe steered into the Greek era. His
    • great work in world literature which allows us to lay our eyes
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    • theosophical literature and elsewhere, but is adhered to;
    • scientific” with constant consideration to the occult side.
    • When a person, through ordinary consideration of his merits and
    • realised through proper consideration of the poetic saying: If
    • added to the consideration. The ether body links to something
    • become liberated in their feeling and will impulses from
    • “I,” while taking into consideration the karmic
    • general avowal of friendship and brotherhood — which is
    • creates a different side, that is the inner tolerance which is
    • result an inner and from this an outer tolerance develops which
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    • ha azt kérdezik, hogy vajon a Hierarchiák nem akarják-e
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    • follows naturally in contrast to what one generally imagines, i.e. the
    • in temperament, in character and the joyous inclination towards that
    • temperament of man but are no longer human as such.
    • and took into consideration that polarically-opposed impulses of growth
    • centre-point of our considerations and of our feeling within our anthroposophical
    • has been brought over from old times, that literally the new revelation
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    • well as a starting point for more thorough deliberations
    • at first Faust looks back to an era preceding his own, he can
    • Some venerable parchment then if you unroll
    • or mineral, can do so. The materialist thinks that the Word,
    • several members of man's being of which we have so often
    • knowledge of the transition from the old era to the new in
    • generally prize them more highly simply because they do not
    • considerable time.
    • it in the literature that often calls itself
    • before several logs to it, and sought by Spiritual Science,
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    • pretty considerable knowledge of the commentaries on
    • veracity. But first priest replied: I would rather believe
    • dancing, are not assigned to the several characters. Now the
    • these things must be taken literally. Thus Goethe says: Oh,
    • place. Why should not an old General, a Minister (His
    • their bodies? At a Club — the General, His Excellency
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    • easily have exaggerated things, as happens often in life.
    • this one scholar to the general public, to the younger
    • works he had really studied, the treatise De Generatione
    • to consider that in this treatise De Generatione Rerum
    • the general and abstract. For what is most feared today by
    • and for that reason talk in shadowy, general concepts, unable
    • the Rights of Man, of International Federation and things of
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    • present considerations.
    • form’ must not be taken in a heavy literal sense, for
    • consideration here, This is what happens where the water is
    • more to this tomorrow and bring our considerations further.
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    • conceptions of the several epochs. To-day we shall speak
    • things have become rather vague and obliterated in our time.
    • across the sea. Hera drew the ships from their course, and
    • thing is clearly indicated at several points in my Mystery
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    • Darkness — Beings of the hierarchy of Angeloi. In the
    • post-Atlantean period. The latter belong to the hierarchy of
    • immediately above the hierarchy of Man — these
    • even from the general teachings of Spiritual Science. And
    • legend of how he liberated Athens from the tribute of the
    • how Paris was called upon by the Goddesses, Hera, Pallas and
    • even said that Hera promised Paris Asia, that is the ruler-
    • are in turn connected with still higher Hierarchies. That
    • not know, I may even have said it several times) there is a
    • was so after two years, and now, considerably more than three
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    • hierarchies of the cosmic order whose special mission in the
    • several beings of the higher hierarchies, as they are made
    • of these hierarchies; and were we to look deeply enough into
    • this connection of man with the hierarchies, we should perceive
    • hierarchies concerned with him intended, at the end of his
    • more deeply than modern superficiality generally desires to
    • reality and truth by several paths. Goethe was well
    • close to us in the cosmos. We understand nothing, literally
    • ants or bees, or the whole unique insect-world in general,
    • the history of philosophy in general, begins rightly with
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    • generally completely chaotic. But this chaotic character is
    • wake, a force goes forth from you to innumerable people, and
    • from innumerable people forces come to you. I cannot say that
    • to innumerable people and they speak to you. And what you
    • by innumerable people; and what you do during your sleep is
    • to send thoughts to innumerable people. The union between men
    • Diana is generally said to be the goddess of the chase.
    • the abstract mineral ball he believes to revolve out there,
    • hierarchies who belong to man, at a time when this human
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    • considerations of yesterday and the day before, we have been
    • this is a matter of general knowledge I should like today to
    • wheos I have published Goethe's general scientific essays,
    • perfectly average man who is clever — nowadays the clever
    • man is average — thus, we are going to observe an average
    • man. The average man lives, does he not, from birth to
    • average man. Not so with Goethe, my dear friends. Goethe's
    • consideration, and some kind of person makes his appearance
    • how Goethe as a seven year old, collected minerals, piled
    • kindled nature's fire above his minerals. Here in childish
    • follow contemporary literature will know that this is
    • concepts immediately degenerate into fear and lack of
    • to German theology, philosophy and literature.”
    • consideration was that Christianity has no part in what the
    • in a general way this would naturally become abstract and
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    • world springs, on the one hand in its mineral, on the other,
    • spirit? Spiritualists generally renounce all claim to
    • outside in nature where the minerals and plants make manifest
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    • to run over again the main thoughts then under consideration.
    • generally known as classical Philology — what live in
    • shell-chariot is the generating force in external nature
    • into the generative impulse weaving, throbbing, through
    • this generative impulse, Goethe had called in Proteus, the
    • intimates that, whereas he generally leads the human
    • generative force of nature in so far as it shows itself
    • of the generative forces we are called back into the life we
    • — the generative force of nature with which
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    • trivially-minded, average man looks upon what can be attained
    • near the goal but a considerable distance from it, some being
    • appears, to even a moderately unprejudiced observation! The
    • eventually the densest, most mineralised part, the second
    • the higher hierarchies, just as here the physical body comes
    • into connection with the mineral, vegetable and animal
    • upon them a little more deeply and not just as a literary
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    • things for the future, but in quite a general sense one speaks
    • picture form that which is outside too. Only as a general
    • so general and undefined, that initially he cannot do much with
    • a general feeling of ego or self becomes a strongly felt inner
    • conglomerate of pain, then this consciousness no longer remains
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    • mineral kingdom; they were images in distinct physical-mineral
    • to thousands of generations and the bodies of your people would
    • formed from mineral nature, the ether body from the etheric in
    • the generation, how the son feels bound through the blood with
    • generations. The god who announced himself primarily as an
    • the He was this, which worked as God through the generations.
    • what continues to work from generation to generation.”
    • generation to generation.”
    • generation to the next. We don't come to a real understanding
    • works through the blood and goes down the generations, the
    • transmits from one generation to the next because I am a
    • generations and the bodies of your people would be purified and
    • through the blood in the generations; on the other side however
    • notice and venerate the divine image in every “I.”
    • communal “I” which flowed through the generations.
    • to venerate the Divine also brings prosperity to outer things
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    • see for instance the various plants, animals and minerals
    • uprooting causes actual pain to the plant soul. Deliberate
    • learn to take literally what we only dared pronounce in words.
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    • general conditions of the world and the usual conceptions
    • tendencies of scientific thought which have for several decades
    • opposition, not only on the part of theosophists in general,
    • that which is enduring. Consider the general attitude towards
    • operation, but that something higher has to be taken into
    • first place forcibly to eradicate from the human heart every
    • in the 'nineties, not long before his death, gave utterance to
    • controversy upon the general question of organic evolution,
    • acquire it with earnestness, dignity, and perseverance.
    • During the past decade the utterances of few men have
    • But what has not here been taken into consideration is the
    • standard of morality and of considerable intellectuality. We
    • degenerated.
    • degenerated, while man has been the ascending
    • ancestors deteriorated, and in its degenerate condition is now
    • deteriorated and degenerate forms occupying those lower stages
    • not to be taken literally, for the materialistic thinker, though
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    • from one life to the next in order to show how the general laws of karma
    • operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic
    • from one life to the next in order to show how the general laws of karma
    • operate in individual cases. He also revealed many details of the karmic
    • history nowadays generally project what they are accustomed to
    • are generally thought of today). The whole way of thought and
    • so constituted that they were generally aware of the speaking
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    • lines for counteracting the forces which were leading straight into
    • The geographical position of Norway renders this imperative and indeed
    • — that is to say from Europe in general, to the Pacific Ocean.
    • to the higher Hierarchies, to super-sensible worlds, just as he traced
    • the origin of his material, bodily nature to the mineral, plant and
    • Innumerable sermons are preached to-day, and with a certain subjective
    • generally disregarded. Form, after all, is the most fundamental
    • laterally.
    • Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, nor laterally as those of Leo, Virgo, Libra,
    • concerned with the care of animals in general. This is implied in
    • zodiacal circle. Then, working laterally, there are the forces present
    • lighting-up of consciousness. (See Fundamentals of Therapy,
    • is why it has been imperative to infuse something of Anthroposophy
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    • operating. We have this child-like life continually within us; but
    • the will operates in the organism. We know as little about that as
    • of the world of the Hierarchies.
    • plants, minerals — the three kingdoms of Nature belonging to the
    • world we are in contact with animals, plants, and minerals.
    • attentive and deliberately trains his thinking, he sees much more than
    • the higher Hierarchies and it is correct to say that when we fall
    • for us between birth and death. This world of the higher Hierarchies
    • gifts are bestowed by the Hierarchies upon the conscious life of soul.
    • What our Angel unfolds, together with the higher Hierarchies (that is
    • to say, what the Beings of the First Hierarchy unfold together with
    • higher Hierarchies through our Angel) is for our consciousness
    • achieve a more intimate relation with the hierarchy of the Archangels
    • is interwoven with that of all the higher Hierarchies, for through the
    • Archai he is brought into relation with all the higher Hierarchies and
    • were among the higher Hierarchies and as he draws near to a new birth
    • soul-and-spirit is rooted in the world of the higher Hierarchies and
    • belongs to the higher Hierarchies just as the physical body and
    • active in the life of soul, or operate automatically.
    • Those who realise how this present life which generates such forces of
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    • world of the higher Hierarchies. It was indicated that this connection
    • with the world of the higher Hierarchies becomes especially noticeable
    • be taken into consideration.. For life here on the Earth is in truth a
    • proximity. We cannot let ourselves be guided entirely by general
    • general principles. These abstract principles are often perfectly
    • so easygoing and slack that he is content with general principles. He
    • are in operation. Looking down to Middle Europe, to the South of
    • consequences and reverberations of those events. People up here in the
    • had lived through centuries in these few years, but in general there
    • centuries of the post-Christian era. External history gives no true
    • the Beings of the higher Hierarchies — were still living
    • Christian era had long since vanished in the South. But it is a
    • reality of forces living in the plants, hidden in the rocks, operating
    • feelings we dream and in the operations of our will we are asleep.
    • operations of intellect and reason — that is what is carried
    • must deliberately and consciously prepare your life of feeling in such
    • to the possibility of a spiritual regeneration of humanity. Oswald
    • the soul. Without spiritual regeneration the people of Middle Europe
    • barbarian, they degenerate in soul. The Northern people can
    • necessary. For Middle Europe will degenerate, will become barbarian
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    • great size stands beside a brook. The generations inhabiting this
    • house was not even as high as tolerable comfort, indeed it was very
    • own estate in Oberau one Sunday, in order to dine with the
    • him away to his own home at Oberau near
    • was sent to Niederau nearby to a clergyman named Leberecht Krebel. And there
    • first this school life seemed intolerable to him. He could not
    • on leaving, he chose a literary subject. It was a remarkable piece
    • desperate temptation, the question arose: “Have I no
    • art, science, literature are only separate tributaries of the whole
    • his whole generation, towards whom he had been drawn when for
    • freely cultivate his spiritual aspirations; and it was intolerable
    • several years the man worked on, never repeating the same lecture,
    • well, I think, record here the singular tolerance shown by Karl
    • possible with Fichte to make use of manoeuvres such as are so generally
    • the course of the term. Everyone knows how professors generally
    • considerably towards the close. I must say openly that when I
    • shall select it deliberately for the coming summer.
    • one generation succeed another like links in a chain. Even the best
    • authorities concerned could tolerate any longer what he was
    • undertook the task of regenerating from within by the spirit the
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    • If we would go back several centuries we would find vast regions where
    • We can say without exaggerating, that an understanding of the inner
    • mood in several other lines.
    • be a preparation for a great era for humanity, the era of the
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    • peoples of Europe and those of the West generally, knew little of the
    • ordinary works of literature. So it is perhaps necessary to point
    • As is generally the
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    • generally spread out over many moments, over long periods of living,
    • people generally have only where their everyday interests are
    • of tradition. He knew that what is handed on from generation to
    • generation in mankind is bound up with the woman nature; while
    • souls watch over the succeeding generations. For him it is a sublime
    • spirit is eternal” (spirit in the sense of what is generally
    • reincarnation, but as Krishna taught it, as a general and abstract
    • extend to such abstract generalization. They know individual trees,
    • but “tree” they do not know. Thinking in such general
    • for they generally take it to be merely a photographic reproduction
    • soul. It is generally supposed that men as they are, are not
    • that all possess? It is something not generally regarded or valued as
    • higher hierarchies, of Seraphim and Cherubim and Thrones, right down
    • ephemeral that streams out from all things. They must have been able
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    • of the Beings of the Higher Hierarchies. The point then is this, that
    • general are more fleeting, less sharply outlined than the perceptions
    • adequate for solving it. Now it will not generally happen that he is
    • a long time — even perhaps for several decades — then an
    • we do not wish to recognize clearly, and generally interpret wrongly,
    • This alteration in the
    • new and considerable danger arises. We no longer perhaps bring the
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    • pay attention to all that comes from the higher hierarchies but
    • describing what may be called the general scenery of that realm.
    • with sentimentality, but we cannot tolerate it when we enter the
    • we generally have no perceptions whatever in it. It is the realm
    • beginning of our era not only one but two Jesus children were born.
    • prepared to enter into this realm. So, as a general rule, we do not
    • such a person in general would not be the most adapted to discover a
    • higher worlds of which man is generally not aware, and by
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    • considerable time before. Thus, the abnormal processes cannot affect
    • than we generally give him credit for, sleeplessness would in a very
    • Just as the era of
    • scientific thought began about the fifteenth century, so the era of
    • that it is there, the forces that built it are liberated. With these
    • those regenerating forces we can use them for clairvoyant vision; we
    • directed by a Being, Gabriel, of the hierarchy of the Archangels.
    • its work; the Gabriel forces have been liberated. We can now use
    • self-consciousness, the pride of mankind in this era of our
    • its influence. All this is true. We need only read the literature of
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    • seem obvious. Yet when we consider what people generally expect of
    • individual soul because — and I say this deliberately —
    • future cosmic eras. This is the path on which mankind was traveling
    • developed today in a rather general way we will make more concrete in
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    • scale from the mineral kingdom through the plant and animal kingdoms
    • of the world he lives in just because the mineral, plant, and animal
    • the animal kingdom. When it distinguishes the regenerative forces in
    • us, which we know in the forces of nature throughout the mineral,
    • the idea that regenerative forces must be present building up the
    • the regeneration of his organism as he sleeps. Now these forces are
    • sleep regenerate the outworn forces in man. Only they are hidden by
    • sleeping generative forces that only waken later on. One who is
    • One who recognizes them as among the generative forces feels the
    • perceive how wonderfully human nature is composed. The generative
    • sublime force within the generative powers as they were during
    • regeneration of what is worn away in waking life. So we have in
    • construction. I do not mean to lay this down as a general rule for
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    • remained secret not because they were deliberately kept so, but
    • enter the general development of mankind will remain occult knowledge
    • permeates the Vedas, the Vedantic literature, and the philosophy of
    • that era, what we hoped our gift of spiritual vision would reveal to
    • different in those times. Our dream-consciousness today generally
    • era strove for with all their might lies
    • era from the way we can experience them. We must study those forms of
    • approaches the mineral kingdom he feels he can penetrate it and its
    • been called a sattwa understanding of the mineral kingdom. In
    • imitate as closely as possible the appearance of the generative
    • not penetrate the plant kingdom as far as he does the mineral. All he
    • himself with various substances, animal, plant, and mineral. These
    • Nourishment from the assimilation of mineral substance — salts
    • of clairvoyance in general fall under the concept of sattwa. Under
    • general concept than light, just as beast of prey is more general
    • general. After all, a lamb and a lion are two very different
    • differences do not come into consideration because we have the tamas
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    • correctly for man today as mineral food (salt, for instance), would
    • our present knowledge of the mineral kingdom is a sattwa man. For the
    • external nature a rajas impression would be that of a moderately
    • self-liberation, but here again, what then required the greatest
    • generator of the self-consciousness that is to come, Krishna calls
    • liberating the self; loosening it from all that adheres to external
    • been to show in what spirit a true consideration of the spiritual
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    • objectively what is really there. In general, one of the greatest
    • by means of definite meditations. It can be done. Only, generally
    • speaking, people lack sufficient perseverance for the kind of
    • only deliverance lies in having developed the inner life — in
    • I am picturing actual experience. It is what is generally known in the
    • confront us without our co-operation. In the higher worlds nothing
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    • interaction of influences from the Earth and those from stellar space.
    • six-sided pyramids; we do not ask why this mineral substance
    • moral standards to the mineral world. Neither do we apply them to the
    • when the plague, cholera, etc., swept through the land. In this
    • lives on Earth have to co-operate, for a period after death, in
    • is generally supposed. People indulge far more in indolence than one
    • Love of ease is a general and widespread attribute of mankind. And if
    • that when they want to do anything they run up against a general
    • ordinary life through the alteration of his perceptions and feelings.
    • imagination — there are many more such than is generally supposed
    • how influences from the Earth interact with those from stellar space.
    • when, proceeding from such perceptions, a man deliberately brings
    • physical bodies; when he has got so far as deliberately to make the
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    • co-operate in building up the physical and etheric bodies, but he
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    • co-operation of the Sun and Moon, and to the shifting influences of
    • the Consciousness Soul. So the interaction of the three
    • all ancient Mystery-wisdom, they can be understood by the generality
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    • a thousand years before the Christian era. It is the epoch of Thales,
    • mineral kingdom. The whole mineral world is found again in the
    • entities, mineral, plant and animal. It is the self, the soul,
    • before the Christian era has been to develop the human Ego in the
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    • traces of ancient Atlantis, of the minerals and flora of this ancient
    • latter represent the degeneration of the higher races which have
    • common origin; the animals represent a degeneration of the one common
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    • it not.” This is literally true. In order to understand this
    • most general sense, signifies this power of transmutation.
    • all beings. The minerals are plants which have degenerated; the plants
    • is a God who has degenerated, and Lamartine's words are literally
    • plants, to live directly upon mineral substance.
    • When this plant-earth became mineral, it acquired, through the metals,
    • A star is visible in the heavens only when it has become mineral. Thus
    • The Earth has been “mineralised,” so also has the physical
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    • But with the mineralisation of the Earth, other organs of sense made
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    • has been popularised, a certain class of theosophical literature has
    • Hindu philosophy. This is more than exaggeration; it is an actual
    • science. As a purely physical being, man corresponds to the mineral
    • The union of these four elements was venerated by
    • purpose of man's spiritual being (Budhi) are generated. When Manas
    • (Atma) are generated. The evolution of man, therefore, amounts to a
    • astral body is ephemeral. Everything that happens in the etheric body
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    • (3) Equilibrium of soul. There must be moderation in sorrow and in
    • and breathed through gills like fish. Sacred literature indicates the
    • purified to the point of himself being able to generate blood without
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    • truth applicable to all times. Such truth as this regenerates the
    • Gospel was never regarded or read merely as a gem of literature. It
    • As the era of Christianity drew near, man was destined to enter upon
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    • mineral: I am above you since I have a life which you have not; yet
    • In general, and above all in modern times, men identify themselves
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    • touch. If sight is opened up for them by operation they see for the
    • clairvoyance, man is liberated from his physical body. Hence the
    • The astral body then contains all the desires generated by life and,
    • which will generate this or that force in the wielder of the knife.
    • degeneracy. This contact with the European populace produced, in the
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    • the others play. The aura of a man with a melancholic temperament, for
    • cease to forestall the influx of Spirit; liberated from the body,
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    • start from a consideration of the state of sleep.
    • and for this reason the same character, temperament and outstanding
    • general rule, he returns to find a new Earth, a new humanity, even a
    • beneath and its organs of generation above, turned towards the Sun.
    • The animal is at the intermediary stage, its organism lying, generally
    • we are working on the mineral kingdom. The mountains, the banks of the
    • the same consciousness with which today he can give shape to mineral
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    • mineral.] They represent the living soul of the minerals.
    • reverberates in colours, light and sound. Whether it be in sleep or
    • images and to unroll the innumerable scrolls of the
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    • The temperature of the Earth in those times was much higher than it is
    • evolutionary sense, are to be taken quite literally. To breathe is to
    • This creative power is not generated by any intellectual idea but
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    • rise — there is the home of the consciousness of the minerals. We
    • must try to reach a deep and true understanding of the mineral kingdom
    • Ages taught their disciples to revere the chastity of the mineral,
    • desire as the mineral, — He then possesses an infallible power
    • of the several minerals are living in Devachan, we can say equally
    • correctly that the spirit of the minerals is like a man who might live
    • descending curve of evolution. Originally he resembled the minerals,
    • The consciousness of the mineral-corresponding to deep sleep.
    • of which four are actually visible: the mineral, plant, animal and
    • Evolution consists in the mutual interaction of all these seven forms.
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    • mineralised. The human eye can only see objects which contain
    • mineral elements and reflect the light, in other words, objects which
    • have a physical body. When the occultist speaks of the mineral
    • hand, says that in our age man lives in the mineral world.
    • established with his physical or mineral body. True, it awakens first
    • Truth to tell, man only knows what is mineral in the universe. He does
    • having lost its mineral substance — it would be invisible to our
    • But even though man knows only the mineral, at least he has it in his
    • over the mineral kingdom, the Earth has been changing, and we may
    • as the mineral kingdom is concerned. In ancient traditions it was
    • look upon his work as we now look upon the mineral world which came
    • machines. Just as in the past the Gods created the mineral world from
    • Having transformed the mineral world, man will learn to transform the
    • mineral world.
    • The germ of this sublime power of generation, cleansed of all element
    • lunar period of evolution, the pure mineral did not yet exist. The
    • of wood a substance midway between the mineral and the plant. Its
    • surface was not hard like the mineral — indeed it was liken to
    • temperature. Atlantis was bathed in hot vapours. In earlier times
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    • temperature and then cooled; one would then see the various elements
    • Physical science as yet only knows of the terrestrial crust, a mineral
    • 1) The mineral layer contains all the metals which are found in the
    • expression its complementary aspect; seen through an emerald it would
    • Mineral crust
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    • REDEMPTION AND LIBERATION
    • ‘inexpressible’ or ‘unutterable’ mysteries. We
    • Nature, very different from those we know. Our mineral kingdom did not
    • crystallisation of what on the Old Moon was half-mineral, half-plant.
    • There would have been minerals, plants, animals and human beings
    • literally, for it was by the Luciferian Spirits that the senses of man
    • help we give freely to another opens up a new era in his destiny. Our
    • Christ-Principle karma achieves its aim — the liberation of
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    • Rosicrucians were concerned with the prophetic utterances, with the
    • Occultism in general is not concerned with the history of a single
    • Graeco-Roman civilisation, the era of the birth of Christianity.
    • of the physical world, of mineral matter. What was once spiritual
    • end to Atlantis, and the subsequent eras will know a spirituality
    • the evil in him today will form a race of degenerate beings. In our
    • is beginning to operate little by little. When we derive understanding
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    • general picture of the life of Christ Jesus. On the other
    • general. The really necessary way of development that man
    • what took place at “the beginning of our era
    • literally): Here on this earth He lived, here has He worked
    • several years in a modern European initiation — because
    • appear as lightning flashes. The peculiarities of temperament
    • these religious texts quite literally if we want to attain
    • literally. The astral light shines into the darkness of night
    • single sentence confirms what we have said today in general
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    • mineral soil. Minerals are of lower rank than plants. But the
    • of obliteration, when there is no one there to give one
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    • practised far into the Christian era. For a long time it was
    • a comparison. Take it literally. To be born means to proceed
    • the children unto so and so many generations does not hold
    • man until I come again.” Here we have the general,
    • of reincarnation and karma as a generally accepted idea was
    • Christ, reincarnation was generally accepted. Life between
    • (literally) “And there are three that bear witness: the
    • him whose very name indicates that he is a herald of the
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    • lectures are intended to give a general survey
    • practice. Such theories have found their way into theosophical literature
    • in common with the mineral kingdom, and an etheric body in common with
    • a man born blind being operated on so that he can see. The difference
    • is that not everyone born blind can be successfully operated on, whereas
    • to delicate nuances, you will be able to recognise a man's temperament
    • and general disposition by his aura. Nervous people have a dappled aura;
    • in temperament or form to his previous incarnation. The Chela has the
    • same habits, the same temperament as in the previous incarnation. This
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    • enough patience and perseverance to the task.
    • event: he comes to understand the profound utterance of Indian wisdom,
    • has no life — the archetypes, that is, of the minerals —
    • that has life flows over the Earth like water. Here the minerals cannot
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    • considerations will give us the answer and we shall see how the changing
    • that during this period a person is generally born twice, once as a
    • man and once as a woman, so that on average the interval between two
    • those it encounters in a female incarnation. Hence the general rule
    • physical that has ever existed on this Earth, whether as mineral, plant
    • observe how the eye degenerates in the absence of light. For example,
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    • And all the minerals, such as gold, diamonds, rocks and so forth, have
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    • — the etheric body goes through a liberation, just as the physical
    • memory, of lasting habits, of temperament and inclinations and enduring
    • is liberated; on it depends the power of judgment and criticism and
    • beings. A young person's feelings towards the world in general develop
    • last mature enough for real understanding. As the astral body is liberated,
    • if they go to live in dark caves. Now suppose that in a later generation
    • whole species of animal may change over the generations, but with man
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    • pleasure or pain we have to be — of course not literally —
    • Temperament, character
    • changes very slowly. Temperament, character and inclinations often persist
    • opposite with temperament, character and inclinations. These attributes
    • temperaments, also, back to a previous life, for they are qualities
    • this temperament will take the lead in childhood games.
    • suspicious. This temperament, too, is apparent in childhood: a child
    • types. Generally a man is a mixture of all four, but we can usually
    • discover the fundamental one. These four temperaments express themselves
    • The melancholic temperament
    • where each man has to take responsibility for himself. The deliberate
    • have, was deliberately planned for thousands of years ahead, and it
    • bodies of Europeans became infected and in later generations the infection
    • the children, even to the third and fourth generations. This does not
    • affecting whole generations. We have to take the saying literally, as
    • indeed many such statements have to be taken more literally than is
    • simple-minded people took them literally. As people became more
    • clever liberal theologians began to expound the sources, each in his own
    • everything literally because through his spiritual knowledge he can see
    • not only will the moral life of subsequent generations be improved,
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    • earliest times, language had no word for it. In Greek literature it
    • general law holds for the history of man's evolution. You will see from
    • transform evil in later generations.
    • and kingdoms, minerals, plants and animals, within himself, and can
    • several particular questions about karma which are often asked. What is
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    • in the hierarchy of human bodies.
    • in barest outline. There were no minerals, plants or animals. Man is
    • of primal mineral, with no etheric body round it; hence we can say that
    • man passed through the mineral kingdom; but to think of it as anything
    • like our present-day mineral kingdom would be quite wrong. On Saturn
    • formed the minerals from out of himself, but these minerals were a kind
    • of living minerals. On Sun, man evolved in such a way that the etheric
    • the plant stage, and on Sun there were thus two kingdoms, the mineral
    • to the plant kingdom by ejecting the mineral kingdom. Thus there were
    • no solid mineral kingdom. It was a globe which, instead of a solid earth
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    • consisted of a very, very tenuous substance. There were no solid minerals,
    • we can again take it all literally.
    • no real mineral kingdom. Then the etheric forms gradually became more
    • solid mineral forms appeared. Previously, everything had been etheric,
    • and the temperature was still very high. This watery element contained
    • taken too literally. The sinking down of the individual Ego into man is
    • spoken of in theosophical literature as the descent of Manas, or
    • literally: “And God breathed into Adam the breath of life, and Adam
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    • plane from within. Only our own culture has gone so far as to operate
    • as the organs of sight degenerate in animals when they go to live in dark
    • picture of the world will prevail. Generally we hear that Copernicus
    • we shall become tolerant towards every form of truth. We come to a better
    • tolerance.
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    • of the general rule: Rhythm restores power. Here you have an important
    • is deliberately to infuse some rhythm into this chaotic life, and he
    • which are written deliberately in such a way that a thinking trained
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    • to those who deliberately choose to devote themselves to a particular
    • consideration if you are entering on a path of occult development.
    • Even the most liberal-minded, whatever they may say to the contrary,
    • oxygen, and use the carbon to build up their bodies. They liberate oxygen,
    • everywhere. Yet this strange expression is literally true.
    • years with absolute patience and perseverance, you will find that these
    • world. If a plant were able to think, it would thank the minerals for
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    • needs to be supplemented by careful deliberation. Every quality has
    • and yet deliberate; deliberate and yet not slow. Then the pupil will
    • which are generally not thought of, contribute essentially to inner
    • study people's temperament from their gait — look at the slow,
    • the mineral mass, is related to the interior as an eggshell is to the
    • egg. This topmost layer is called the Mineral Earth.
    • we know, for these all have a mineral quality. This layer has specific
    • This substance is full of exuberant energy. Every little part of it
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    • individuals who are exceptions to the general requirement, and these
    • is a healthful cooperation possible. One must not want to heal with
    • this is realized, the better their cooperation will be, with
    • can have knowledge of the general procedure for a foot operation, but
    • operation. And this holds true for all medical matters. Above all,
    • therapy? When we give a medicine or apply some healing measure to a
    • person to the surrounding world. No matter what therapy we use, in
    • we are going beyond all of that in our therapy. Even if we simply
    • were merely eating food. And it is the same with other therapeutic
    • measures. In using any therapeutic measure we are intervening in the
    • active therapeutic measure, we are intervening in the sphere of
    • already shifted. Therapy has already begun.
    • matter if you intervene with some therapy when, for instance, a
    • patient has a fever. If you were to apply the same therapy to a
    • so in every single therapeutic measure. And it is the specific
    • characteristic of a therapeutic measure that it does enter into what
    • In fact the only effective therapy is one that takes such deep hold
    • intervening as physician, as therapist, directly in the ordering of
    • the spiritual world. Your alteration of someone's condition of
    • the person into the therapeutic process. You do not remain in the
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    • branches of human knowledge must be liberated from a certain coarse
    • extraordinarily complicated. Only its purely mineral and physical
    • becomes “senseless.” Sense impressions in general fade
    • pituitary gland and the pineal gland. These are more generally
    • general area of the senses.
    • therapeutic measures.
    • average citizen.
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    • very clear memory of it afterward), then they describe how a seraph
    • or a cherub stood beside them, and the seraph or cherub had a sword
    • through the pain: a cherub or seraph appears (this is what the
    • automatic therapy arises within them from the strong etheric body.
    • just incarnating into it. This inner process of healing, this therapy
    • degenerated to a superstitious worship of relics and belief in magic.
    • therapeutic effect.
    • decisions about their therapy. Moreover if physicians have some
    • of antimony, then they will have learned the right therapy from
    • previous condition through some therapy that breaks up the illness.
    • link up with the external pathological and therapeutic inquiry. You
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    • general form. Naturally, the universal human model must be preserved,
    • of the spiritual hierarchies higher than human beings, but also the
    • to general human evolution? Those forces with which the human soul
    • scales, the law of leverage. You can carry the scales around; their
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    • cooperate, won't answer questions, won't do anything. But if one can
    • counteract it, just to discover what state the person is in, one can,
    • however, by some instant therapy, but in the following way. With
    • that early life period. When we have finished this general
    • characterization, we will make several detailed suggestions of what
    • alteration. Such things can happen. And so these people have two
    • members, so that earlier karmic forces no longer operate sufficiently
    • counteract certain conditions in the first life period, between birth
    • for them as a general phenomenon. Such a person should also develop
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    • the consequence of spiritual error or fault. Therapy was created
    • posterior cavity, far back. It can't be operated on. Raimund dies
    • they had been able in those days to operate on that part of the head,
    • Raimund would have been saved. At that time the operation was not
    • needs to look at the general picture. With such personalities as St.
    • lower organism. Again one needs only to look at a few general
    • character in this way, we come inevitably to a consideration of
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    • given a certain temperature, any substance can combine with oxygen
    • and produce combustion. Within the human being the same temperature
    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • actually these latter happen at an essentially lower temperature. But
    • sense process. As it is now, people know only the peripheral aspects
    • from the light to the life paths and see the general cosmic life
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    • of the contours of the sense world, there is a general spirituality,
    • general weaving spirituality, now there appear beings of the second
    • hierarchy. Now one can differentiate in the spiritual world. Moon and
    • collaboration of sun, moon, and stars. If we as therapists want to
    • therapeutically on an unhealthy moon activity — and so forth.
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    • alternate between waking and sleeping. You all know in general what
    • mineral kingdom; they are suited to the mineral kingdom. They are not
    • physical processes in the same way that the mineral kingdom is. We
    • The general assertion
    • and consider the outer mineral world that relates to it. During sleep
    • those mineral processes. In them is what we can call world-ego. So we
    • environment a sum of mineral processes and mineral substances that
    • are permeated by ego — that means, by all the hierarchies who
    • are to be identified with ego. Mineral substance has ego.
    • we want to cure this condition? We can search outside in the mineral
    • effect. Thus the transition from pathology to therapy rests upon a
    • physical body and the outer mineral world on the one hand, and the
    • If we observe too exuberant a growth in the etheric body, we realize
    • spirit in nature, the spirit that is in the mineral and plant
    • spirit that is in the mineral and in the plant. In its nature
    • is in possession of some mineral or how it is in possession of it. To
    • has often been described to the general public, and every initiate
    • what is spiritual in the minerals. And what does the person dream
    • dreaming of the remedy. And generally speaking, that is the way
    • pathology and therapy were explored in the old mysteries.
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    • Let us see how the average human life of seventy-two years fits into
    • we perceive; we perceive it most easily in temperatures: warmth and
    • we climb very high in the mountains to find minerals and plants and
    • low-growing plants and for minerals in the soil. We look for what
    • form. Then we get the kind of mineral and plant remedies we need.
    • therapy.
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    • through some anomaly of the general evolution the forces that a human
    • did not simply take some substance out of the mineral kingdom if it
    • what temperature a substance becomes earth, for instance; in what
    • temperature it becomes solid, or fluid, or air. That was the
    • elemental beings, beings of higher hierarchies at various stages of
    • general human attitude. It is the nature of real knowledge that it
    • process. The pathology of evolving humanity and the therapy, the
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    • is a healthful cooperation possible. One must not want to heal with
    • this is realized, the better their cooperation will be, with
    • can have knowledge of the general procedure for a foot operation, but
    • operation. And this holds true for all medical matters. Above all,
    • therapy? When we give a medicine or apply some healing measure to a
    • person to the surrounding world. No matter what therapy we use, in
    • we are going beyond all of that in our therapy. Even if we simply
    • were merely eating food. And it is the same with other therapeutic
    • measures. In using any therapeutic measure we are intervening in the
    • active therapeutic measure, we are intervening in the sphere of
    • already shifted. Therapy has already begun.
    • matter if you intervene with some therapy when, for instance, a
    • patient has a fever. If you were to apply the same therapy to a
    • so in every single therapeutic measure. And it is the specific
    • characteristic of a therapeutic measure that it does enter into what
    • In fact the only effective therapy is one that takes such deep hold
    • intervening as physician, as therapist, directly in the ordering of
    • the spiritual world. Your alteration of someone's condition of
    • the person into the therapeutic process. You do not remain in the
    • you are working as a physician or therapist you draw the patient's
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    • branches of human knowledge must be liberated from a certain coarse
    • extraordinarily complicated. Only its purely mineral and physical
    • becomes “senseless.” Sense impressions in general fade
    • pituitary gland and the pineal gland. These are more generally
    • general area of the senses.
    • therapeutic measures.
    • average citizen.
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    • very clear memory of it afterward), then they describe how a seraph
    • or a cherub stood beside them, and the seraph or cherub had a sword
    • through the pain: a cherub or seraph appears (this is what the
    • automatic therapy arises within them from the strong etheric body.
    • just incarnating into it. This inner process of healing, this therapy
    • degenerated to a superstitious worship of relics and belief in magic.
    • therapeutic effect.
    • decisions about their therapy. Moreover if physicians have some
    • of antimony, then they will have learned the right therapy from
    • previous condition through some therapy that breaks up the illness.
    • link up with the external pathological and therapeutic inquiry. You
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    • general form. Naturally, the universal human model must be preserved,
    • of the spiritual hierarchies higher than human beings, but also the
    • to general human evolution? Those forces with which the human soul
    • scales, the law of leverage. You can carry the scales around; their
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    • cooperate, won't answer questions, won't do anything. But if one can
    • counteract it, just to discover what state the person is in, one can,
    • however, by some instant therapy, but in the following way. With
    • that early life period. When we have finished this general
    • characterization, we will make several detailed suggestions of what
    • members, so that earlier karmic forces no longer operate sufficiently
    • counteract certain conditions in the first life period, between birth
    • for them as a general phenomenon. Such a person should also develop
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    • the consequence of spiritual error or fault. Therapy was created
    • posterior cavity, far back. It can't be operated on. Raimund dies
    • they had been able in those days to operate on that part of the head,
    • Raimund would have been saved. At that time the operation was not
    • needs to look at the general picture. With such personalities as St.
    • lower organism. Again one needs only to look at a few general
    • character in this way, we come inevitably to a consideration of
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    • given a certain temperature, any substance can combine with oxygen
    • and produce combustion. Within the human being the same temperature
    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • actually these latter happen at an essentially lower temperature. But
    • sense process. As it is now, people know only the peripheral aspects
    • from the light to the life paths and see the general cosmic life
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    • of the contours of the sense world, there is a general spirituality,
    • general weaving spirituality, now there appear beings of the second
    • hierarchy. Now one can differentiate in the spiritual world. Moon and
    • collaboration of sun, moon, and stars. If we as therapists want to
    • therapeutically on an unhealthy moon activity — and so forth.
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    • alternate between waking and sleeping. You all know in general what
    • mineral kingdom; they are suited to the mineral kingdom. They are not
    • physical processes in the same way that the mineral kingdom is. We
    • The general assertion
    • consider the outer mineral world that relates to it. During sleep we
    • those mineral processes. In them is what we can call world-ego. So we
    • environment a sum of mineral processes and mineral substances that
    • are permeated by ego — that means, by all the hierarchies who
    • are to be identified with ego. Mineral substance has ego.
    • we want to cure this condition? We can search outside in the mineral
    • effect. Thus the transition from pathology to therapy rests upon a
    • physical body and the outer mineral world on the one hand, and the
    • If we observe too exuberant a growth in the etheric body, we realize
    • spirit in nature, the spirit that is in the mineral and plant
    • spirit that is in the mineral and in the plant. In its nature
    • is in possession of some mineral or how it is in possession of it. To
    • has often been described to the general public, and every initiate
    • what is spiritual in the minerals. And what does the person dream
    • dreaming of the remedy. And generally speaking, that is the way
    • pathology and therapy were explored in the old mysteries.
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    • Let us see how the average human life of seventy-two years fits into
    • we perceive; we perceive it most easily in temperatures: warmth and
    • we climb very high in the mountains to find minerals and plants and
    • low-growing plants and for minerals in the soil. We look for what
    • form. Then we get the kind of mineral and plant remedies we need.
    • therapy.
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    • through some anomaly of the general evolution the forces that a human
    • did not simply take some substance out of the mineral kingdom if it
    • what temperature a substance becomes earth, for instance; in what
    • temperature it becomes solid, or fluid, or air. That was the
    • elemental beings, beings of higher hierarchies at various stages of
    • general human attitude. It is the nature of real knowledge that it
    • process. The pathology of evolving humanity and the therapy, the
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    • through the severance of sun and earth, all that was to be found at
    • skill, were to co-operate today. Each of them can do something, and
    • resolved to combine their several skills in order to arrive at
    • through by their intention to direct their whole operation towards
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    • consideration something else. We must once more turn our attention to
    • earlier lectures that we are accustomed to enumerate what we call the
    • sun as articulate light, as light giving utterance to cosmic speech.
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    • mineral condition — you can read about it in my
    • mineral form. But in saying this we must not think of the mineral of
    • same laws which obtain today in the solid mineral kingdom. So that
    • “mineral” condition we must remember that it was not the
    • mineral of today, but a state of inweaving warmth governed by mineral
    • mineral kingdom are repeated and the laws of the plant world are
    • interactivity of all three elementary conditions — air, warmth
    • begun to operate from without. Hence a repetition of this event (the
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    • clear that if we take into consideration only these elementary
    • evolutions, I quite deliberately and scrupulously ignored anything
    • place in the order of the hierarchies. You will no doubt remember,
    • that in the hierarchical order going from above downward, we distinguish,
    • first, a trinity which we call the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. You
    • know that then we come to a second hierarchy which we call the Kyriotetes
    • [Wherever possible, the designations for the hierarchies
    • to man himself, as the tenth member within the hierarchical order.
    • the hierarchies they stand four stages above the human. The
    • begin with, the question now arises, what of the other hierarchies?
    • hierarchies. Let us once more remind ourselves that in the Elohim we
    • hierarchy next below that of the Elohim, mentioned in the Genesis
    • about. For in the whole range of the literature of the subject there
    • hierarchical Beings one stage lower than the Elohim, Beings whom the
    • the Elohim entered into this interweaving of the several ethers, and
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    • already repeated several times: that behind the weaving life of
    • several decades. Anyone who treats of the subject knows that. And the
    • is generally accepted is, in truth, a chimera. In the regions of
    • referring to the advanced Beings. They interact and interweave with
    • these Beings plan the general direction of the activities of light.
    • Saturnian operation on our bodies had to be a constructive one. The
    • co-operation, of Sun Beings and Saturn Beings, of light and darkness.
    • the backward Beings of these two hierarchies.
    • hierarchies? We distinguish among the hierarchies in descending order
    • Side by side with him and subordinated to him work the several
    • yom, and who ranked next below them among the hierarchies;
    • this, other Beings from the ranks of the hierarchies are chosen. Thus
    • exegesis of the general run of commentators you will always feel
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    • substance for Saturn. In the order of the hierarchies these spiritual
    • sacrifice by the Spirits of Will, the other hierarchies then worked.
    • which of the hierarchies has brought it about that out of the more
    • element in Beings of a lower hierarchy. For the condensation of the
    • still lower hierarchy at work. In the airy formations around us, to
    • the hierarchies. Just as the Spirits of Wisdom work in the water
    • the next stage of rarefaction, then it is the next lower hierarchy,
    • hierarchies in the downward direction from the Spirits of Will,
    • to the participation of the hierarchies in our elementary existence
    • water, Beings belonging to the hierarchy of the Cherubim are at work.
    • co-operation of the Elohim with the Thrones. In the element of air,
    • whom we call the Seraphim move and have their being in this
    • found every one of the hierarchical ranks. Thus, in what we
    • experience with our senses we see the manifestation of hierarchical
    • matter. There the Seraphim are at work.
    • rediscovered the totality of the hierarchies in the earth's
    • activity of these hierarchies is extended to all that we find in our
    • activity of the hierarchies is engaged in what is there taking place,
    • hierarchies which preceded that of man — hierarchies to which
    • we give the names Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Spirits of Wisdom,
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    • mineral, the human kingdoms as sense-objects, was not there. What was
    • mistake for such an experience to be taken to herald the external
    • Saturn, with the eye somewhat like the photographer's camera
    • Beings whom we speak of as belonging to this or that hierarchy had
    • reverberating back to them in the manner of the reflected light.
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    • vegetable and mineral kingdoms existed. These were added after the
    • He is as it were within the substance of the several spiritual
    • followed the same principle as changes in other hierarchical Beings
    • solid and liquid. It is not at all a figure of speech, but literally
    • I deliberately kept out all the
    • directing powers in cloud formation, and of the Seraphim as the
    • from the regions where the Seraphim and the Cherubim hold sway. So
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    • distance, so as to moderate their influence on the development of
    • higher regions, continued their evolution upon the several planets
    • awestruck veneration in face of the revelations uttered in the Bible
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    • centuries of the Christian era, there was nothing in the first
    • Jahve-Elohim as the entire hierarchy of the Elohim united; we must
    • follow are the descendants, the subsequent generations, of the
    • the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were
    • heavens. Usually we find the whole hierarchy of the Elohim
    • which means “subsequent generations”;
    • which tells of the subsequent generations of Noah. Thus here it is
    • generations, of the heavenly Beings, in the same way as there it
    • generations (the word used there is the very same as in the
    • discoverable by external means, and the farther back we go in
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    • say but detect the general tendencies.”
    • make an attempt to better this miserable state of things. But as a
    • but the general trend of evolution was such that for a time men
    • all their forces to the furtherance of decadence. The time has come
    • At the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, remarkable tolerance
    • tolerance towards Judaism. There was great tolerance in Rome in the
    • intolerance become more and more vehement, Them developed in Rome an
    • intolerance towards the Christians as great as the intolerance now
    • its prototype in the intolerance of the Romans towards a genuine
    • intolerance of the Roman State towards Christianity, and then, as now,
    • Romans, who showed the greatest intolerance of all to the Christians.
    • of the Christians? The others were still venerating the Roman Emperor
    • intolerance.
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    • several Folk-Spirits, the Old Indian civilisation, the Old Persian
    • nothing of each other. But what will operate on a universal scale over
    • operate also between soul and soul. What a distance still separates
    • era as Siddartha, the son of King Suddhodana — attained the rank
    • outside the sphere of the general evolution of mankind. The Mystery of
    • monk, yearning and pleading for deliverance from his conqueror. For
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    • you know something of these Beings of the higher Hierarchies. In his
    • into contact with a Being of the higher Hierarchies in those ancient
    • that for the men of those times — and for a considerable period
    • Beings of the higher Hierarchies who were the divine Teachers of
    • the other Beings of the divine Hierarchies connected with the earth.
    • which, later, were to operate in the exercise of human freedom and of
    •  “is obliterated during waking consciousness. But,” — so
    • generally acknowledged, traditional tenets of religion than of one who
    • degenerate way subsequently pursued by hashish-eaters and others with
    • course, a dim knowledge, a dream-knowledge, for degeneration has
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    • shoulder-blades, his only vulnerable part. This is a prophetic
    • Spiritual Hierarchies. Those lectures, however, will have been a help,
    • sense-world and of the waking life of day are obliterated; joy,
    • outer objects, belonging to the mineral-, plant-, animal- and
    • spread over the earth as religious culture in the several epochs of
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    • woven into the symbolism of the Easter festival. In the utterances of
    • realised that the God heralded by Moses is the Christ Who was
    • cosmos, to the rolling thunder. When the fiery lightning is generated
    • in the air, when fire and air interact to produce thunder, this is the
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    • outer humanity and discoverable only by those who through Initiation
    • If, six hundred years before our era, entrance into the physical
    • blade and ear spring from it, bearing innumerable grains which are
    • Augustine, for example, in the early part of our era. When
    • body began to operate, he came upon the forces woven into his etheric
    • to men of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth centuries of our era
    • later times, namely, innumerable replicas of the ‘I’ of Jesus
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    • men in their bodily nature only as descending through the generations
    • considerable number. To ensure that in future, when we have found our
    • miserable, for one or other reason, will increasingly find the help of
    • can generate — love for, at any rate, something on earth.
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    • people no longer have any real knowledge. To-day modern men generally
    • in several people having the same dream at the same time.
    • centuries before the Christian era to realise what a countless number
    • instance, whom we know as the Hierarchies.”
    • these were experiences of which the last degenerate echoes linger on
    • with the dead — notably in the religious veneration arising
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    • goes as a main thread through all our considerations: the thought of
    • to you from the many considerations which we have developed, that it
    • consideration, and leave out of account the fact that we are, of
    • have the general human physical character. That you are quite definite
    • on the fact that the general human form, even in its finest
    • general organs, and fashion them individually. We must learn to know
    • just run its course. For several days he goes back over his whole past
    • eternal, ever-unconquerable life.
    • much into consideration. Really, if everything in this external life
    • people who naturally sleep much more. But on an average we sleep away
    • consideration, we again see that it must be a third. Thus do these
    • the child — has these unused forces still within it. In general
    • consideration. It must be experienced. For that is the very condition
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    • consideration for to-day I will merely say these few words concerning
    • Fraulein Stinde accomplished, really very considerably exhausted her
    • considerations which we began to develop in our last lecture. Such
    • externally, without entering into esoteric considerations, regards the
    • to-day — literally underneath, in the catacombs under the earth,
    • That which was above is swept away, and that which was venerated
    • not to be taken literally — they feel themselves above, and call
    • of the hierarchies and world of pure being, of pure soul. Not matter
    • world the forces through which we can build up humanity in general,
    • incarnation. We shall continue these considerations in the next
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    • Life. We wish to go further into these considerations; in order to do
    • following considerations.
    • consideration we have been able to gather that there is an inner
    • occupied in working out the interaction of its own being with the
    • which can be experienced here in the earth-life by a soul interacting
    • that can be experienced through interaction with the sentient soul; in
    • the fourth epoch of civilisation it experienced the interaction with
    • everything which can be experienced by means of the interaction with
    • general development of the world. Man has completely different
    • view. By what means does it come about in the general cosmic relations
    • things, an important question arises out of such considerations. He
    • consideration to the individual man), that force which would have been
    • belonging to the spiritual hierarchies, Angels, Archangels, and so on.
    • are those who principally labour for the good of humanity in general,
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    • through intellectual thoughts. In several lectures we have been
    • considerations pursued here in the last three lectures, we know that
    • Beings of the Higher Hierarchies, and the other human souls living
    • belongs to us, a Being of the Hierarchy of the Angels, our Guardian
    • Hierarchy of the Angels. Then arises that which to the ordinary
    • Beings of the Hierarchy of the Angels but something Luciferic, which
    • always take care to obliterate the hindrance that is created when our
    • Although somewhat of an exaggeration, we may say when we become
    • world. We shall start our considerations next time from this point.
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    • our physical consciousness. Fundamentally all our considerations are
    • consideration, must be brought into connection with much that should
    • must actively co-operate. What it produces arises from the objective
    • To-day I should like to add to our considerations a quite special
    • in reference to this point. I shall introduce into our considerations
    • modern German literature. I might call it a pearl among German novels.
    • novels to be found in the more recent literature of Germany and in it,
    • must presuppose that some considerable time has elapsed, and the
    • exaggerated ideas of Schopenhauer as to the secret identity of all
    • several people were conversing he heard the name of Markus Freund.
    • frightened, wants to look up the documents, but allows several weeks
    • And from the whole bearing of these considerations we can conclude:
    • produce man. Between death and rebirth spiritual forces are operative
    • Beings of the Higher Hierarchies. Man becomes, as it were, a thought
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    • ends in death. We know from the considerations already put forward
    • ‘The world pours down on us; through the few miserable openings
    • poured on to the paper. With the few miserable forms of its accidental
    • are only symbols, the connecting of several into groups is
    • Spiritual Scientists, to look at their era in the right way, and
    • our era that Being whom we have frequently characterised, the Christ
    • culture of the age, then at its summit, was carried on. Several
    • epoch, historically inserted into the beginning of our era, where
    • Thus let us turn from the general consideration we have brought
    • strengthening that can come to us from these considerations —
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    • activity we usually mean something very general. The esotericist
    • will, such an overabundance of life that it can sacrifice itself. Thus
    • physical body is engaged. In a camera obscura the rose makes the same
    • through the Ich. This centre point is literally the Christ.
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    • minerals on the Higher Mental Plane. Human consciousness on the
    • of the organs. The lowest consciousness is that of the minerals. A
    • pictures. Only those people whose physical brain does not operate have
    • The minerals also have consciousness. This lies on the higher mental
    • himself out of the minerals of the world.
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    • into the mineral kingdom. Everything solid on the earth has arisen out
    • of a “plant-earth”. This mineralising process can be studied
    • The mineral kingdom in its present state of separation only came into
    • existence during the Fourth Round. After this, the entire mineral
    • world of industry, is the transformation of the mineral kingdom. When
    • the mineral kingdom by artificial means. In the Fourth Round man can
    • work upon the mineral kingdom in this way. With the plant, on the
    • contrary, he can as yet do nothing of this kind. The whole mineral
    • end of the Fourth Round he will have transformed the entire mineral
    • nothing in all Nature that we can obliterate through thinking without
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    • mineral kingdom to be found? That is the highest form of
    • from the mineral. Air and water are also mineral. Theosophical
    • that of the Rosicrucians, while Indian literature speaks of four
    • literally, ‘to be extinguished’, as one extinguishes a fire. When one
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    • Wisdom. Jehovah a rank of the hierarchies. Transition from the Old
    • in the order of the hierarchies. Many beings can take on the Jehovah
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    • epoch. This is why in Asia the Bull was venerated and in Egypt, Apis.
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    • gives utterance to his soul being.
    • general, will express itself in the air and indeed in forms, for
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    • generation. People's characteristics can be traced back as far as the
    • seventh generation of forefathers. After the seventh generation
    • heredity dies out. One reckons three generations to a century. The man
    • Theosophical literature a condition of form is called a Globe and one
    • the Earth is going through its fourth Round and this is the mineral.
    • During this time it is the task of mankind to work upon the mineral
    • kingdom. A man is already working on the mineral kingdom when he takes
    • the mineral kingdom. Thus man puts into service the whole mineral
    • he is also working upon the mineral kingdom. We are now in the midst
    • When the Fourth Round comes to an end the entire mineral kingdom will
    • Everything which man worked into the mineral kingdom during the Fourth
    • Then in the Fifth Round the previous mineral kingdom appears in all
    • Round everything is contained that man has worked over in the mineral
    • physical condition, as did also the plants and mineral kingdom.
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    • The physical human eye is similar to a camera, for, as with the
    • camera, there appears within it a picture of the surrounding world.
    • to be found in the camera, does one discover what is the specific
    • stage. At that time the eyes were present only as little cameras. What
    • that time an architectural structure of a physical apparatus operated
    • several hours in meditation and give yourself up to some sentence of
    • co-operate, Deva beings, so that all creatures having a blood
    • again dissolved into general circulation. But there remains from the
    • happened in the Russo-Japanese war; it is however not a general rule.
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    • structure of the Church, an outer image of the inner hierarchical
    • ordering of the world. Alteration in the forms of the flora, fauna and
    • mineral kingdom through the work of man after death. The activity and
    • times three ranks of divine beings. The three highest are: Seraphim,
    • Archai belonging to the Third Rank of the Hierarchies.
    • Above the Seraphim stand divine Beings whose nature is so exalted that
    • the Third Rank follows the Fourth Hierarchy: Man, as the tenth in the
    • The names of the Hierarchies do not refer to individuals but to
    • stages of development, with Hierarchies.
    • Hierarchy was to be an outer image of the inner Hierarchy of the
    • These teachings however could not find general understanding because
    • person in the average cultural environment of our time — meets
    • man is a co-worker on the rocks, on the mineral kingdom of the earth.
    • chance that miners [Steiner refers to miners of metals and minerals,
    • plane today man is only master of the mineral kingdom. There he
    • or an animal. In the mineral kingdom he has the component parts
    • brought into harmony. What people do must have a general effect, and
    • and the bad. In the Fifth Round there will no longer be a mineral
    • working on man's astral body. The Devas co-operate even more strongly
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    • of the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. The twelve forces of Karma
    • such an occult training very little consideration was given to the
    • in the world around thee. The Gods have raised thee out of the mineral
    • time when the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms sacrificed themselves
    • Beauty and Strength, the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms were to be
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    • Nature had first to be created. The mineral, plant and animal
    • appearance, these too are generally rooted in the old.
    • general Karma of humanity. With the words which emanate from us we
    • general human rudimentary remains brought about by words. These
    • — in the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms — is there as
    • way he becomes an ever more universal being. There is no general norm
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    • around us as mineral existence, as purely physical nature, Intuitions
    • the Unknown God, and in theosophical literature the first Logos.
    • Through merely observing we do not alter anything, but an alteration
    • The moment we act we bring about an alteration on the physical plane.
    • Behind these alterations however there lies also an alteration in the
    • unless it be eradicated by the same force which called it forth. And
    • the alteration which is called forth through our deeds is what takes
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    • play their part in the furtherance of what lives in astral space. The
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    • Innumerable errors can assail anyone who enters astral space. Besides
    • obliterated by the outer world. He is not always aware of his thoughts
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    • alteration is always brought about on the physical plane.
    • its full purity when we sink ourselves into the silent mineral
    • take into consideration a revealed side, the phenomena, and a hidden
    • this takes longer than in the case of the mineral. One must look at
    • to grow pure mineral substances. Through this force certain yogis find
    • seldom, for the thoughts are generally clouded by instincts, desires
    • factors into consideration completely objectively, for truth cannot
    • Heraclitus and Hegel had freed themselves from their emotions to a
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    • select for special consideration the problem of death in its
    • density, the other kingdoms arose: the animal, plant and mineral
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    • A second severance followed. With the Moon everything connected with
    • animal-like human forms. This brought about a degeneration of the
    • and turn their backs on the Earth, becoming degenerate angels. In that
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    • developed. One has become accustomed in theosophical literature to
    • plant kingdom stood between the present mineral and plant kingdoms,
    • similar to a peat bog that is half mineral and half plant. The Old
    • plants. At that time rocks did not exist. The plant-like mineral
    • kingdom first densified on the Earth to the present mineral kingdom.
    • the Moon there was a kingdom lying between the mineral and the plant.
    • A kingdom between the mineral and plant kingdoms
    • kingdom, during the Fourth the mineral kingdom. Then man made a
    • mineral kingdom. A time will come when, as the product of his
    • activity, he will have worked over and transformed the mineral
    • redeemed the mineral kingdom, when he will have transformed it by his
    • work upon it. Then everything goes into Pralaya; no mineral kingdom
    • One is not working in vain when one gives form to the mineral kingdom.
    • work in the mineral world around us grows.
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    • Mineral Kingdom
    • Today it is the mineral kingdom that man knows best because he lives
    • If we consider in the mineral kingdom any kind of stone — what we
    • mineral kingdom as such we see absolutely nothing, but we see only the
    • ear. All that we perceive in the world as mineral kingdom is a whole
    • mineral kingdom that light and sound appear through such forms. Let us
    • The Fourth Elementary Kingdom is the mineral kingdom which reflects
    • Elementary Kingdom. The mineral kingdom is condensed out of qualities
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    • the Mineral Kingdom. We are now on the Fourth Planet, in the Fourth
    • way. One would have been able to build up the mineral kingdom through
    • solidified sunlight. Silver is solidified moonlight. All mineral
    • In this way he started to work formatively on the mineral world. What
    • with the plant kingdom what is now taking place with the mineral
    • the Third Elementary Kingdom, in the Fourth Round in the Mineral
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    • space, mainly from the mineral kingdom, and out of them construct
    • In contemplating the world one continually sees the interaction of the
    • The consciousness of the entire mineral world is in the highest
    • mineral world, when we break stones, each single action is in a
    • other beings besides minerals, plants, animals and human beings. There
    • minerals) however know such beings very well. A gnome is only visible
    • by so doing we actually cause a certain alteration in the body of the
    • alterations in other spheres of the elements and the forces of Nature
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    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms: all this is also within him. What
    • same temperature as what surrounds it. With the warm red blood it
    • the same temperature as his surroundings. What is it that actually
    • Lemurian Age. There was a uniform temperature over the whole Earth.
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    • mood of all these mediaeval peoples, one sees how the desperation of
    • to everyone without due consideration, for it would immediately bring
    • that today there is a beautiful complementary interaction between
    • warmth of animals which develop the same temperature as their
    • regulated. In the case of animals with variable temperature the
    • had not to do as yet with human beings, animals, plants and minerals
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    • condition arose when milk became the general nourishment for mankind,
    • introduced into his food what was purely mineral, what he took out of
    • Everything of the nature of salt is the dead nature of the mineral
    • gained from minerals, that is to say, by means of a chemical process.
    • wine. By means of a mineral-chemical process something was produced
    • mineral treatment of the plant had to play its part. The first three
    • a general nature. The next thing will be that wine is again turned
    • mineral substance. When one bakes the plant one does the same as when
    • in the future is a further ascent from plant to mineral nourishment.
    • appearance, the purely mineral. Man himself will then be able to
    • create life for himself out of the mineral world.
    • With Saturn we come into the Mineral Age. In the Atlantean Epoch,
    • understanding of the principle of helpful interaction in the case of
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    • venerated there were more or less personal-spiritual Divinities.
    • Achilles is invulnerable in his whole body with the exception of the
    • To be invulnerable in such a way signifies to have been initiated. In
    • upper parts of Achilles are invulnerable; only the heel the lower
    • nature is vulnerable, just as Hephaistos is lame. The German Siegfried
    • was also an initiate of the Fourth Sub-Race, but vulnerable between
    • the shoulder blades. This is his vulnerable spot, first made
    • invulnerable by the One who bore the cross. With Siegfried the Gods
    • carry into the human realm all that had been held in veneration in the
    • to be understood in the light of these great considerations.
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    • Lecture: The Four Temperaments
    • Between individual characteristics and those of the human race in general
    • lie the four main groups of human temperaments: phlegmatic, sanguine,
    • combination of temperaments is shaped out of a particular kind of union
    • The Four Temperaments
    • Today we shall be dealing not with general riddles, but rather with
    • only consider temperament, the subject of today's lecture, in order to
    • within the basic types known as the temperaments, such variety exists
    • itself within these types. Temperament, that fundamental coloring of
    • we need to know about the temperaments.
    • Our first impression of the temperaments is that they are external,
    • generations.
    • existence to existence, connects itself with the generational stream.
    • lifeless mineral, say, a rock crystal. Should the crystal be
    • temperament. Our inner self and our inherited traits both appear in
    • it. Temperament stands between the things that connect a human being
    • earlier incarnations. Temperament strikes a balance between the
    • eternal and the ephemeral. And it does so in such a way that the
    • The first, the physical body, they have in common with the mineral
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    • physical operations and surrenders them again to these physical
    • plant has only physical body and etheric body; and a mineral, as we
    • Whereas in the mineral the spirit expends itself in elaborating the
    • organism with full vigour of life. But as people generally go the
    • and powerful intelligence, operating directly out of animal life. And
    • We come now to consideration of the individual activity of the spirit
    • existence for a considerable time. Just as a human being gets his
    • An important consideration in the study of human life is that from
    • expresses itself there in the experience of exuberant energy is
    • the physical organs, this engenders the feeling of general well being
    • spreads into the general feeling of life. This is particularly
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    • consideration of the spirit in man and in animal we shall have to
    • start from the concepts and ideas developed in our consideration of
    • nature which we need not take into consideration in the animal. This
    • he has developed a consciousness of self. It is a generally
    • general, what has to do with species, bestowing little thought on the
    • are not general but individual to man, as he confronts us as a moral,
    • intellectual being. When we begin to generalize, we fail to
    • be taken literally, but let us keep to fact and not to words. In the
    • offered by its general organization for an understanding of
    • which it is said. If we take this into consideration we shall say: We
    • important fact — generally ignored today — that the
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    • consideration of certain facts of spiritual history which today are
    • ordered their lives in accordance with the utterances of these
    • generates the thoughts.
    • consideration merely its physical aspect. By such means the intellect
    • to recognise the remedial potentialities of the several plants.
    • nature. But I ask you: — What does the average man of today know
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    • divine-spiritual Beings, and of receiving utterances individually from
    • merely a manifestation of the Mercury-forces in a concentrated mineral
    • heavens they are concentrated in a physical-mineral form and so are
    • in a physical-mineral form at the definite point where Venus is seen.
    • parallelisms are given in extant literature today; but it never occurs
    • A melancholic person has this particular temperament because he lives
    • melancholic temperament is therefore due to this living into the
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    • when the methods referred to in anthroposophical literature are
    • but also to the natures of the several planets. This was all
    • invariably a considerable degree of unconsciousness.
    • present, there is, for example, Mercury. It will not generally be
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    • and the slate-formation, where the rock, the mineral, is not in such a
    • Judged by present-day conceptions, these mineral deposits represent
    • something that can be explained only in terms of mineral-physical
    • minerals in general in the various earth-layers are observed. But the
    • appearance differs very considerably from that of the concentrated
    • Certainly, as the earth is today, the mineral element contained in
    • slaty matter can naturally be found also in the plants. The mineral
    • blossom. Generally speaking, it floats cloud-like over the vegetation
    • When the human being in health or illness is treated with mineral
    • perceive, even externally, the action of these particular minerals;
    • the human organism are due, for example, to over-exuberance of the
    • Over-exuberance of the plant-element must always be combated by
    • treating the affected person with schistous mineral substance. For
    • spread with over-exuberance into outer cosmic space were it not kept
    • in check by the radiations from the mineral-forces of the
    • the forces streaming from the lime-formation. The mineral element on
    • interesting discoveries about the extent to which the mineral element
    • sense the embodiment of a kind of interaction between the lime element
    • back again to his still unembodied being. To counteract this force,
    • peripheral or in the head, the healing properties of the silica
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    • beginning of this cycle should refer to what for several years has
    • historical works of literature that have arisen in the course of
    • chaste and proud in face of much that generally lives in men, but
    • be made to introduce spiritual values into the general culture of
    • that the same person was able to co-operate so successfully in all
    • anyone was ever to do anything but repeat quite literally what has
    • We have tried never to let ourselves speak of “tolerance” if
    • tolerance is not really there and if we do not really practice it.
    • Calling others intolerant does not constitute tolerance; to relate
    • constitute tolerance; to stress continually that one should “be
    • tolerant” does not constitute tolerance. But if one is truthful
    • tolerant.
    • is not generally my custom to enter into all manner of warnings and
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    • life, too, the several epochs themselves, how they ran their courses,
    • any other oriental literature. The moral and spiritual sublimity
    • darkness of life. If at the outset of our considerations we ask what
    • from the mysteries and initiation centres pass over into the general
    • not generally recognised where bona fide occultism is upheld.
    • years He was living on earth, deliberately left the physical body as
    • Such things must be taken into consideration if we would go into the
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    • say it in a real and literal sense. For what in super-sensible worlds
    • this wicked being the power to express its wickedness by masquerading
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    • In literature you will find everywhere where mention is made of
    • exaggeration nor paradox but the literal truth to say that, of all
    • body. This perception is experienced in the body that, in its several
    • mercy or consideration, the really grievous faults one knows oneself
    • out. That is the concrete feeling. But the chief feeling generally
    • world. You live yourself into a world generally called the devachanic
    • they become what is described as the world of the Higher Hierarchies,
    • Seraphim, of all this we shall hear more in the next lecture.
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    • that this is mainly the world of the hierarchies, and we have often
    • the hierarchies in their order of succession, from those beings whom
    • Cherubim and Seraphim. But one thing is possible when you find
    • of the hierarchies and feels oneself to belong there. But this living
    • as regards the world of the hierarchies, it could only be in the
    • in which you get to know the beings of the higher hierarchies and the
    • literature, he will find that such moods of soul run through certain
    • found echoed in some mood of soul in the literature of the
    • some other being of the higher hierarchies — feel this mood of
    • the other hierarchies. Now just as in the world of the senses you can
    • the higher hierarchies, and it will then be possible to gain an idea
    • One can imagine, therefore, a being belonging to a higher hierarchical
    • soul, it becomes possible to find something in world literature from
    • literature of which it might be said, “One can here trace the
    • the world of the higher hierarchies, we feel thus influenced to draw
    • power to liberate itself from the Luciferic existence, but insofar as
    • a memory not only his life of soul in general, not only in general his
    • progress of the soul as an ego being. Standing out from the general
    • exception that breaks through the general rule. From the lower
    • consideration, you will understand that what here finds expression is
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    • the Luciferic, the Ahrimanic, and so on. Our considerations yesterday
    • us? He helps us considerably in the physical world; he helps every
    • quite different comes into consideration. What men experience
    • for eternity, is generally much greater than the other tendency,
    • are only possible, there are really no such utterances, no such
    • to know, the several powers of the super-sensible world who play into
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    • We were able to close our considerations yesterday by touching on the
    • unadulterated and free of illusion, the spiritual, super-sensible
    • literature, what has been permitted to be given in a number of
    • literary works by the grace of the Masters of Wisdom and of the
    • Now we are going on our several ways, one here, one there, but the
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 1: The Four Spheres of the Inner Life
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    • human being. The above is an exoteric consideration. Esoterically it
    • life as inner soul content. The astral body - and innumerable
    • deeply into the consideration of what we may call the four inner
    • one had only been aware of oneself, were now filled with innumerable
    • world had not co-operated in order to bring about the hardening of
    • mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms, we see mountains, rivers,
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    • Ideal.' We learn that this is the work of the hierarchies, this
    • the various spiritual hierarchies permit their forces to work
    • that our spiritual teachers, who belong to the higher hierarchies,
    • religion. Thus we feel these teachers from the higher hierarchies
    • our considerations to-day, the statement, ‘Out of God we are
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 3: The Senses and the Luciferic Temptation
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    • draw attention to several positive results of occult investigation
    • belonging to the various hierarchies whom we know to be connected
    • like a mineral deposit, which we are unable to spiritualise. If this
    • been killed can once more be regenerated.
    • — but in the case of thought, through counteraction, there is
    • Thus we do not only speak of a soul-seed in a general way, but we can
    • dense mineral deposit. This was because, in those ancient times under
    • interaction, this meeting of the inner and the outer expressed very
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    • often costs to gather together the literature required to clear up
    • all circumstances. But taking into consideration the law of karma,
    • under consideration. Let us suppose that we confront some process or
    • statement is contained in the theosophical literature of the first
    • out of it. ‘One cannot take this symbol literally, that is
    • general, has its origin in the fact that through thought we can rise
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    • known and the Beings of higher hierarchies. The difference in
    • mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms, to see the mountains, rivers,
    • more minutely than before, when only a general outline could be
    • will reverberate in it for years, the soul has to mature something
    • nor can know anything during life. That which is liberated as light
    • higher Hierarchies, whom we recognise in their order, as here upon
    • the earth we recognise minerals, plants and animals! But there is
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 6: Pleasures and Sufferings in the Life Beyond
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    • ourselves to degenerate in the past pleasures. We have become debtors
    • by Ahriman, until they reach the spirit-world and have liberated
    • we produce a power within us through which we gradually degenerate
    • From this you see once more, spiritual events interact with what
    • have to enumerate many thousands of cases if I were to speak of all
    • that comes into consideration in respect of this important subject of
    • portal of death and in the spiritual world have liberated themselves
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    • areas can interact in a healthy way, leading to an evolving society
    • anyone if he realises that all the generations of the gods, all the
    • breathes from the wind, all that speaks to us from the several
    • plant gazes on the lifeless realm of the minerals. ... Certainly it
    • lifeless minerals.” But then the plant, gazing on the mineral
    • the beings that stand above and below us in the hierarchical order of
    • general outlook! Think, finally, how far removed the almost universal
    • way. We must be clear about this: all that has been generally
    • clairvoyance survived, then the Spiritual found utterance in the
    • then the spiritual Beings of the higher Hierarchies (whom in our
    • his fellow man's soul. That is the general rule. Through a deepening
    • is the same with the child as with people in general — a great
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    • areas can interact in a healthy way, leading to an evolving society
    • children, education, art, literature, and also (as I have remarked
    • with the wider groupings of which I have just spoken it is generally
    • Archangels and Archai, and with the higher Hierarchies as well. But
    • perhaps also stimulate their inner energies. As a general rule, it is
    • jumbled social life, then man is bound to degenerate ... as indeed in
    • not speak only during His time on earth; His utterance continues, and
    • that no distinction is made between this Christ and God in general
    • that he becomes an atheist. But to come to that generalised
    • interest to embrace, with inner tolerance, everything human, and say
    • inwardly tolerant towards the opinions of mankind at large, and
    • a thinking which is inwardly tolerant and interested in the thoughts
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    • areas can interact in a healthy way, leading to an evolving society
    • exuberant imagination would he be able to conceive such a world as
    • thoroughly modern man, a man who has felt himself to be a herald of a
    • general we try not to look on outwardly perceptible reality as the
    • can express only by calling to witness the general truth of the
    • more deeply into many of the things which our consideration of the
    • long time. That is literally what was said, by the statesmen of
    • social organism; then the operations of capital will be regulated
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    • can be derived from Goethe's general world-outlook. We must begin by
    • of Nature in the customary manner of our time, generally have no very
    • modern time will generally work. Admittedly, this way of working is
    • several creatures and phenomena he may form concepts of species, kind
    • how these “universals”, these general ideas, are related
    • interaction thereof with processes in ponderable matter.
    • scientific literature to this day.
    • phenomena, the classification into species and genera, whether of the
    • the subdivision and classification into genera, but with the
    • metamorphosis both of phenomena and of the several creatures. Also
    • light will interact with matter that is in its path. Goethe puts into
    • words how light and matter interact. That is no “law”; it
    • considerable light on what is seeking to come into our Science by way
    • body which would be able to impart an acceleration of a centimetre
    • working. Speaking in general terms, we call the measure of a force
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    • quickly. We call the rate of increase of velocity the acceleration;
    • let us denote the acceleration by g. Now what will interest
    • m? The physicists are generally quite unconscious of what
    • in man's own constitution. Our brain, you see, weighs on the average
    • life of soul — we must not reckon merely with the ponderable
    • counteracts the force of gravity. You see then how the diverse ways
    • ponderable matter. We always tend to go up and out beyond our head
    • after. Here then we are dealing with the interaction of two things:
    • interacting in a different way than upward.
    • light and dark can so interpenetrate as to retain their several
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    • only colours arise; there is also the lateral displacement of the
    • to begin with, considerably reduced in size. What then has taken
    • and drawn together. Here then we have a fresh interaction between
    • would be considerably enlarged. Once again, while moving the screen
    • lens, I get a picture considerably bigger than the cross-section of
    • widened, — very considerably thrust apart. Again: the simple
    • We see a kind of interaction between them. Taking our start from what
    • enumerated the three integuments of the eye, And now behind the
    • surrounding and more peripheral cells. I must conceive the forming of
    • and of Science generally.
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    • shook the corpuscular theory very considerably. His experiments are
    • the Sun. But we can also generate the spectrum in another way.
    • generate a spectrum in a somewhat different way (
    • narrow bright yellow strip, or as is generally said, a yellow line.
    • thing comes about when we combine the two experiments. We generate
    • light gets analyzed into its several parts. Good and well; but now
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    • Bunsen. If we arrange things so that the source of light generating
    • the continuous spectrum and the one generating, say, the sodium line,
    • apparatus, we here generate the cylinder of light; we let it go
    • “phosphor” or “phosphorus” in the literature
    • the sharp dividing line between what is generally called
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    • has been completely lost; nay, the deliberate tendency has been,
    • too cannot exist save at certain temperatures and under other
    • requisite conditions. Given some other temperature, it could no
    • (i.e., in the latter case, we generate the black sodium line). If
    • in the elastic ether. Now that they learned of the interaction
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    • which, as you focus on the white, generates the green,
    • — I with my own eye generate the contrasting colour. There is
    • generally said, “subjectively”. We have then, in the
    • “subjective and objective” as we generally call it, in
    • the false direction in which modern Science generally tries to see
    • the impact and interaction of your own inner, wondrously
    • In text-books of Psychology you will generally find a chapter on
    • “sense” or “sense-organ” in general
    • generated warmth. So too by calling forth out-and-out mechanical
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    • confirm what I so often speak of more generally in Spiritual
    • examined far more than it generally is, for it is very frequent.
    • considerable vitality. Then there is the fluid between the lens and
    • — we may even elaborate a general physiology of the senses
    • it interacts with what is taking place more externally in the outer
    • through the ear must first interact in a certain way with the inner
    • living interaction.
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    • speaking more generally one calls them “positive” and
    • mediated by the proper liquids, an interaction arises — an
    • interaction which can find expression in the form of an electric
    • as such. He found for instance that if you generate an electric
    • generally imagines wave-movements to spread out. Even as light
    • those experiments where an electric current, which you can generate
    • something is there, demanding our consideration),—
    • matter, the several particles of which are raying through space
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    • generate the electric current; we pass it through this tube in
    • but into those of Nature generally. The Physics of the 19th century
    • quadrilateral etc., — the way of thinking all these forms in
    • said, future generations would find it difficult to understand that
    • research into the General Staffs of our armies.
    • the scientific laboratories and the General Staffs. How many things
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • It is as when, after an operation, a man hitherto blind finds around
    • In ecstasy there is a loss or at least a considerable diminution of
    • obliterated. Man has not only poured his Ego into the world, but he
    • obliterated-the forces he needs for the life of day. How this actually
    • which in sleep is obliterated, we draw the forces strengthening us for
    • with it. If a man were to play a part in this difficult operation of
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • things are much more complicated than is generally supposed and today,
    • influence on his body-free soul is exerted by several forces, or by a
    • sleep? Yes, several quite different influences can be distinguished.
    • in a sleep-walker but in other cases does not operate, is the one that
    • is operating, but now in the one, now in the opposite, direction.
    • Soul operates when we are merely gazing at the things of the external
    • is a third force which operates in man and enables him not only to
    • matter here. We will leave the other planets out of consideration
    • Thus it is possible — though not generally the case — for
    • thought will then not seem absurd that mighty forces are operating in
    • the several planets round the Sun in the Macrocosm.
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    • The plant can bow to the mineral kingdom, saying: I owe my existence
    • co-operation there is between the Sun and these heavenly bodies is
    • superabundant life of summer. And at the winter solstice the pupil
    • was by no means as general in those times as it is today. Men's
    • to convey, and the moods they generate must be consonant with the
    • literature lies not so much in the fact that unusual things are
    • interactions between the Great World and the Little World, between
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    • capacities are of little account, to others when they are considerably
    • actually present in the depths of the soul but can operate only when
    • during sleep is therefore the source of innumerable forces we need for
    • co-operation they stream into us during sleep. Furthermore, these
    • into them from Cosmic Powers but must themselves co-operate in the
    • do not wish to co-operate in the necessary work.
    • There is only one means of counteracting this destruction, only one
    • as in outer reality, animals, plants, minerals, confront us, so now
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    • anthroposophical literature, between the physical and the astral
    • Generally speaking, however, it is not good, nor is it without danger,
    • other considerations. The fundamental characteristic of spiritual life
    • dangerous. As a general rule, even the steps towards mystical
    • can deal by himself with what is generally understood as the Venus
    • beyond, many generations whom he felt to be his forefathers. For a
    • inherited from generation to generation. Now why is it that a man,
    • characteristics through a whole series of generations, as far back as
    • work through the whole series of generations until finally that
    • universal ether needs a considerable time to dissolve; and it is the
    • confront us: the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. We also have
    • something similar may be said; we have the mineral kingdom within us
    • because we take mineral substances into ourselves and let them pass
    • reached the point of its development when the mineral kingdom in its
    • able to take mineral substance into ourselves.
    • You may say: Yes, but was this mineral kingdom not in existence
    • from the plant; first it was plantlike and then became mineral. Under
    • before there was a mineral kingdom. The mineral kingdom was a later
    • existence before there was any mineral kingdom. The mineral kingdom
    • at the time of the formation of the mineral kingdom on our Earth, man
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    • considerable reduction, for it can be said, broadly speaking, that
    • exuberant life of Summer, others the life characteristic of Autumn,
    • called a true spiritual manifestation but to a considerable degree it
    • beginning of the Christian era there was an esoteric School which
    • the zodiacal constellations: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Kyriotetes,
    • attribute the origin of the spiritual universe to the co-operation
    • Let us assume that the Spirits of Will (the Thrones) co-operate with
    • Old Saturn comes into existence. Through the co-operation of other
    • Hierarchies and pass on to their deeds which come to expression
    • The Beings, the spiritual Hierarchies, their correspondences with the
    • these lower creatures of the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms of
    • higher members. A plant would be a mineral if it had no etheric body.
    • (Kürschner, Nationalliteratur, Vol. 35, p. 88). “The
    • Hierarchies, by the word “Zodiac.” Man would be at the level
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    • constitution; these are the qualities of our temperament. We classify
    • four temperaments, between the melancholic temperament and the element
    • of “earth”, between the phlegmatic temperament and the
    • element of “water”, between the sanguine temperament and the
    • element of “air”, and between the choleric temperament and
    • melancholic temperament describes the Elementary World in his own
    • quite natural; for his temperament has a hidden kinship with
    • any surprise if there is considerable variation in accounts of the
    • what degree his temperament is choleric or melancholic, he knows why
    • into the temperaments which work right down into the bodily nature, is
    • right. It is a very general egoistic attitude and need not be
    • belong to his temperament go to form it.
    • To be detached from a particular temperament is extremely difficult,
    • understand conditions in that world. Our choleric temperament, for
    • Innumerable impressions-particularly those of early childhood-sink
    • caused us to forget them. Life has obliterated them because otherwise
    • attention of a person who tells him of innumerable things that make
    • temperament is akin to the element of fire, the sanguine to the
    • that corresponds with his own temperament. Thus choleric qualities
    • literature, to substitute “he” for “one”. For it
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    • interaction between Macrocosm and Microcosm. In the ordinary way he
    • Reason penetrates through. The forces of the Hierarchies work through
    • respect in a single day. You will find that in spite of innumerable
    • the Beings known as the Hierarchies. Little by little everything now
    • work with patience and perseverance at the development of the organs,
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • nothing except the methods he deliberately applies to his soul, the
    • what he deliberately does to his soul. Although in a far distant
    • with the spiritual organs underlying the brain; but it is generally
    • from one concept to another and after logical deliberation and
    • are events which bring the intellect almost literally to a standstill.
    • can tolerate that quite easily. But anyone who wants to develop the
    • taken into consideration.
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    • faculties but puts them into operation only when he wishes to carry
    • in perpetual movement. Not so what belongs to the head. The several
    • begins to operate. Such a concept of four-dimensional Space is not
    • to operate more and more frequently. This clouding of such a faculty
    • conception of man's external bodily nature. The several organs are not
    • Pralaya. Man's present existence must be obliterated physically and a
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    • dies. It is the mineral kingdom that follows physical and chemical
    • laws alone. Primarily, the laws of the mineral kingdom are ascribed to
    • Even the perennials come near the mineral state during the winter;
    • any co-operation on his part.
    • itself; the Earth itself must have generated the effects which today
    • utterance shows that the speakers are incapable of any similar
    • stärkende Kräfte allüberall.
    • generated that it would remain until our next meeting. May its glow
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    • therefore imperative to show that this outlook leads us astray
    • intolerant because one realizes that only one view is possible
    • in the sphere in which materialism can operate.
    • and minerals. And we discover further where lies the mystery of
    • in the course of human generations as a result of heredity. The
    • spirit we are able to have an overall view of what is portrayed
    • has an overall view of natural science as well, and he also
    • nature with anything of soul and spirit, it is imperative for
    • overall view. The resulting view is then like the tree that has
    • In order to acquire an overall view, the being of man has
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    • world generally held, that have arisen through the influence of
    • generally speaking, the science of spirit is regarded as
    • consideration the unconscious phenomena in human soul
    • of spirit for several years knows that he often finds himself
    • cannot be repeated at all. And one can feel very miserable
    • German cities, sometimes for several days in succession, but
    • reveal what in normal life is generally hidden in the
    • of his spirit-soul-body constitution operating through his
    • considerable length in a long book, and which has aroused
    • The picture was taken several times. In one picture the son
    • literature we can only be surprised that such a person as Sir
    • literature, of someone who has a vision having the
    • frequently in literature. They are called up by disturbances
    • one can enter the spiritual world not only in a general
    • generally, is able to bring what he experiences unconsciously
    • By means of this true view of destiny and of several
    • outline. But it is just a consideration of the border
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    • these works was that people never looked at minerals, plants,
    • courageous realization of what was literally for such
    • fearlessness and several other qualities were what prepared the
    • they do appear. And we know from ordinary medical literature
    • animals, plants and minerals to the human being, and it is
    • through this that we acquire a rational therapy. In this way
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    • is of significance for the general evolution of the world. For no
    • ideas and concepts is obliterated. If these facts are perceived
    • soul will only liberate within itself all the moral courage at its
    • individualities, in bodies belonging to the several civilisations.
    • when mankind in general can remember nothing about them? But from
    • general were even now able to remember their former lives. If we ask
    • several more opportunities for him to regain health and acquire
    • essential development in the general progress of mankind and does not
    • of meditation just described, which leads to the liberation of inner
    • this way, by liberating the power of thinking, we can actually emerge
    • the higher Hierarchies, in so far as they are connected with the
    • liberates the power of thought, as though he had an organ at the root
    • words based upon ordinary human considerations that I have tried to
    • objective considerations. It is necessary to affirm repeatedly
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    • from the evolution of humanity, as coming into consideration only
    • whom our Western literature refers by the name of Michael. Naturally,
    • who belongs to the Hierarchy of the Archangels — whatever name
    • of the same hierarchical rank, but this particular Being who is known
    • Being in the Hierarchy of the Archangels. The ancients called him the
    • Christian era, we find that throughout this whole period revelation
    • one or the other Being from the Hierarchy of the Archangels is chosen
    • years and continued for several decades afterwards, the leading form of
    • Beings of an hierarchical rank higher than that of man have any
    • is no death for any of the Beings belonging to the higher Hierarchies, with
    • that this Being can be recognised in one belonging to the Hierarchy
    • hierarchical rank immediately above that of mankind. As such, He
    • inspired mankind for several centuries, for almost five hundred years before
    • Golgotha in order to give that era its keynote, just as then he was
    • Christ then united Himself with the Hierarchy of the Angels and has
    • at the beginning of our era, and a second time spiritually, in the
    • which took place at the beginning of our era and the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • together in true social cooperation, in mutual give and take, then
    • underlie it, we must go back several centuries into the past. The
    • through several centuries. We must go back to a point in time that I
    • So for a while Cusanus practiced law. His was an era, however, in
    • peaceful cooperation, to the worship and recognition of the one
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    • His utterances were based on the awareness of the contrast described
    • Only now, at this point, does the modern era of thinking begin. The
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    • cannot be separated from the general mental and soul condition, but
    • thinking in general, entirely divorced from human experience. This
    • makes innumerable objections against the assumption that nature can
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    • consideration. AS far as he was concerned, they arose in total
    • had some sort of processes in ponderable matter (matter that has
    • really does not take into consideration that these secondary
    • temperature, on any malformation of his nervous system, etc. Their
    • consideration. He had an intense feeling for man as a whole. This is
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    • with yesterday's considerations concerning the inability of the
    • This shows that we have an inherent need to obliterate certain
    • effects that are unquestionably working within us. We obliterate them
    • obliterated. Under the influence of the mood prevailing under the
    • counteracting, within him, the soul-spirit element activity in
    • of such processes from man. Along with it came the severance of
    • is the law of inertia, it is generally called. The very name reveals
    • mode of conception becomes generalized so far that is applied to the
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    • dealing with in this direction if we include in our considerations
    • our sense world and sought for it in water. Heraclitus looked for it
    • water while Heraclitus
    • out of inner experiences. It was the same with Heraclitus who, as we
    • would say today, was of a different temperament. Thales, as a
    • Heraclitus, as a choleric, experienced the inner “fire.”
    • down through the generations. What was the situation of a person like
    • 2) interacting in the most manifold ways in the stomach, liver and so
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    • human organization is in close interaction, in constant interplay. We
    • minerals, plants, and animals. Science will study only what is dead
    • discovered. Scientific literature offers such indications everywhere.
    • Naturally, therapy is particularly affected and suffers under
    • that can lead us to the much-needed progress in the several domains
    • therapy; namely, that the old, confused physiology finally be
    • genuine pathology and therapy. This will emerge from the
    • be found in scientific literature that researchers have accidentally
    • the etheric body. Countless facts are available in medical literature
    • attained through cooperation, through people working together. So
    • the spirit, desperately sounded out into the universe.
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    • create a body of meaningful views of a physical sort within a general
    • will therefore go as far as we can towards outlining a general
    • Imagine you have a vessel filled with water of a definite temperature,
    • on the right of it you have another vessel filled with water of a temperature
    • that is of a temperature distinctly lower
    • than the temperature in the first vessel. In addition, you have a
    • vessel filled with water at a temperature
    • vessel will feel cold. The same temperature therefore is experienced
    • differently according to the temperature to which one has previously
    • I will simply say that when the temperature condition is measured with
    • above or below zero, we are getting an objective temperature
    • of temperature by my organism and by a thermometer, or do I deceive
    • considerations which have been overlooked owing to exclusive attention
    • measure the temperature of this organism, as for instance, when it is
    • unknown being of heat to the human organism has considerable
    • has considerable importance. Those extreme conditions as met with in
    • react to heat of the several organs of the body escapes attention.
    • intermediate temperature, I get different sensations? Is there really
    • immediate sensation but would have apparatus to relate the temperature
    • no temperature reference point. If we could establish such a
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    • the temperature. If instead of this rod I had another consisting of a
    • the rod at the original temperature, the starting temperature. The
    • length attained by the rod when it is heated to a temperature
    • Also since the expansion is greater the higher the temperature, I have
    • to multiply by the temperature
    • plus the temperature times the relative expansion of the substance
    • under consideration. Physicists have called
    • formula containing the third power of the temperature. It is extremely
    • power of the temperature.
    • in the average textbook of physics. It would be said:
    • whose denominator is greater than its numerator, then when I square or
    • these are very small fractions and can simply be dropped out. The average physics text says: we simply drop these last terms of the expansion formula and write
    • — the volume of an expanded body heated to a certain temperature is:
    • vessel in water heated to a temperature of 40°. (Note: temperatures in
    • may be observed and another experiment. The generalization had been
    • You know that a general rule can be stated as we have already stated
    • they contract. So that in general the law may be stated: “Through
    • does not follow the general law of expansion and contraction. If this
    • You have only to look in a general way at all that is to be known
    • can we find a firm standpoint for our consideration of these things.
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    • as the body absorbs heat, its temperature rises. At the moment when
    • increase in temperature. It must not be concluded from this however,
    • temperature on the thermometer. The instrument begins to show an
    • increase in temperature only when the melting has entirely finished,
    • shows discontinuity to exist in the process of temperature rise. We
    • which solid we will melt. You see here a temperature of about 25° C.
    • come up and watch the temperature to verify the fact that while the
    • body is melting the temperature does not rise.(Note: The thermometer
    • temperature rise we will consider as a line sloping upward in this
    • Assume we have raised the temperature to the melting
    • temperature again rises. It can be shown that through this further
    • temperature rise, with its corresponding addition of heat, the liquid
    • temperature rises again from the point at which melting took place
    • temperature rise until the entire liquid is vaporized. At the moment
    • in the vapor that it again shows a temperature rise (dot-dash line.)
    • this way. And now I would ask you to make the following consideration
    • of these things with me. We make this consideration in order to bring
    • facts together so that we can reach a general conception of the nature
    • of heat. Now have we determined the rise in temperature? We have
    • has taken place in space. And since at our ordinary temperature
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    • You will perhaps have noticed that in our considerations here, we are
    • phenomena. We have become acquainted in a general way with certain
    • again, by appropriate change of temperature that we can obtain a
    • this and consider it a general phenomenon that the space occupied by a
    • This expresses a relatively general law (we have to say relative and
    • constant at constant temperature. As we have said, such phenomena as
    • heat. And now, since our considerations are to be thought of as a
    • increases, that is with changes in space and with alterations of
    • consideration of heat. I have to speak repeatedly in detail of these
    • pressure, for instance, on the temperature, which we will consider
    • is left out of consideration. We saw yesterday that there is a good
    • example, handle the third power of the temperature in the same way as
    • temperature, it has simply stricken them out of the expansion formulae
    • entirely similar fashion when we consider a temperature condition. The
    • temperature and expansion are so related that they may be expressed by
    • the graph representing change in expansion with change in temperature,
    • it necessary to consider what is appearing as temperature not as a
    • When we deal with the third power of the temperature, we can no longer
    • stay in our ordinary space. A simple consideration, dealing it is true
    • people in general, even if they were not students of physics, would
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    • aggregation that a body assumes according to its temperature, also the
    • that during the melting of the solid, no rise in temperature is
    • measurable by the thermometer or any other temperature-measuring
    • instrument. The temperature increase stands still, as it were, during
    • a gas, and there again we find the disappearance of the temperature
    • operations. This is what makes them seem so certain to us. What is not
    • up to the time it arrives at its melting point, the temperature
    • kinematics and what enters into our consideration as mechanical, such
    • but rather that you live in the general space mass and make it into
    • we are to the world in general between going to sleep and waking up.
    • temperature comes to grow materialistic for the very reason that the
    • of temperature as we warmed a solid body to melting point. We showed
    • how the temperature rise disappeared for a time, and then re-appeared
    • experiments. The moment the temperature is lowered to the point where
    • experience temperature rise and fall, we experience what corresponds
    • obliged to extend our considerations not only to what actually lies
    • we become involved in nothing less than astronomical considerations.
    • fluid condition its temperature rises, and it contracts and becomes
    • an exception to the general rule that we find when temperature
    • temperature is lowered, is very instructive. What do we learn from
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    • definite temperature. We can demonstrate this by warming the upper
    • part of the tube. You can see that when the temperature is raised, the
    • the higher its temperature. You can observe the mercury fall and see
    • how the vapor tension increases with the temperature. The volume
    • must wait until the water vapor returns to the same temperature as it
    • considerably greater when we raise the temperature. When we cool the
    • is the pressure exerted by a vapor dependent on the temperature, but
    • temperature, but on the material as well. Here you see the effect of
    • increased temperature, shown by lowering of the column (tube warmed
    • to solids if we raise the temperature above the melting point and
    • sufficiently great pressure, it will melt at a temperature below its
    • Thus it can become liquid at a lower temperature than the one at which
    • be a solid at all temperatures under 0°C. We will now carry out an
    • liquid without raising the temperature. Ordinarily, we would have to
    • raise the temperature to do this. In this case we will not raise the
    • temperature but simply exert a strong pressure on the ice. This we can
    • following did not occur until several hours after the end of the
    • At the temperature of ice, the state of fluidity only establishes
    • temperature under its melting point, but the pressure must be
    • the fluid metallic mixture and read a temperature of 94°C. This shows
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    • Now this surprised you considerably at first, did it not? But it
    • observation as practiced in natural science generally, not merely
    • a marked rise in temperature. There is thus brought before us in the
    • temperature of 16° and after a short time we will note the temperature
    • again. (Later the rise in temperature was determined.)
    • the fact that it comes under the general influence of the earth. The
    • Now let us consider another general phenomenon which we will approach
    • enough subdivided, of emancipating themselves from the general
    • the general force of gravitation. We have therefore, when we consider
    • the general striving of the earth for form, the characteristic of the
    • toward the drop form. Many other tendencies are operative during the
    • only operate where there are solids. The fluid realm lies between the
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    • in temperature. If there is a rise in temperature which we can
    • determine by noting whether the thermometer shows a temperature above
    • the ordinary, then this temperature rise comes from the heat we have
    • 20° or shows a higher temperature indicating a loss of heat to this
    • shows a considerable increase in temperature. In this way we can
    • the liquid forces are such as to make it imperative that I hold this
    • rarefactions. But when we change the temperature we also have to do
    • considerations.) I must look for something else there in the X region,
    • because through a general view of individual natural facts a sound
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    • is so we will seek in our further considerations.) Yesterday in our
    • must emphasize again and again a beautiful utterance of Goethe's
    • regarding physical phenomena. He gave utterance to this in various
    • conditions where the temperature is very high — about 100°C. We
    • can also imagine heat conditions where very low temperatures prevail.
    • a passage from the condition of high temperature to a condition of low
    • temperature, there obtains at some intermediate point a heat condition
    • the temperature
    • open one so long as I limit my consideration to the special spectrum
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    • then comes only under the influence of the heat generally present in
    • with our considerations. When we study the nature of heat we can do so
    • temperature) becomes red in the following order: copper, nickel, zinc,
    • This experiment is shown to you in order to help form the general view
    • brings us to an enormously important consideration. What must we place
    • through a certain interaction with the heat being of outer nature in
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    • of the alcohol column shows us that there is a considerable heat
    • temperature effect may be demonstrated on the red side, and on the
    • spectrum can be conceived in its general cosmic relations.
    • the suction forces do not, as such, act in space — they operate
    • the realm of ponderable matter and enter a realm which is naturally
    • such a case one leaves space entirely. This sort of consideration of
    • general it is said that every energy is transformable into another,
    • consideration of the facts.
    • the imponderable of physics. In other words, how are real formulae to
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    • seek to apply the answer to this question to our consideration of
    • water in contact with the wall on one side holding it at a temperature
    • melting ice to hold the wall at a temperature
    • gives us the temperature difference.
    • a certain condition depends on this temperature difference,
    • temperature fall, a difference in level. Please keep this in mind.
    • Now we have to take up another consideration of Fourrier's to draw
    • 20th century. So far I have taken into consideration only
    • my considerations in some way. I must bring in the differences that
    • temperature effects equalize themselves. As you can easily see, my
    • temperature within the body. The following formula expresses the
    • effects of temperature fall within the body:
    • Now if you carry your considerations further, you may make the
    • meets one in the consideration of super-imaginary numbers also meets
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    • the other portions considerably weakened. From the previous course you
    • realms of light and chemical action. From our considerations taken in
    • alteration shows on the photograph. If I were accustomed always to sit
    • relationships is not changed by alterations that go on in the room. In
    • realm the region of ponderable matter, we obviously have to consider
    • etheric body and the ponderable material. It is ether and matter
    • opposed portions of the heat realm, namely ether and ponderable
    • entities, these considerations of ours are limited in their meaning by
    • general view over the phenomena we have considered and bring certain
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    • Let me first give a general summary of what we have taken under
    • consideration in connection with heat and the matter related to it.
    • has nothing to do with ponderable matter, but interpenetrates it, and
    • brings this material into such a condition that a mutual interaction
    • of the imponderable as compared to the material carrier. In chemical
    • processes proper, the imponderable seizes definitely on the material.
    • linkage where the imponderable does not definitely insert itself into
    • submergence of the imponderable in matter, in tone we have a
    • persistence of the imponderable as such, a preservation of it in
    • why in fluids the imponderable seizes directly on the material, while
    • in tone effects in the gaseous realm, the imponderable is less able to
    • chemical phenomena go as they do. That is to say: the imponderable is
    • terrestrial matter the seizing upon the imponderable matter takes
    • imponderable from the earth. This is the peculiarity of the tone
    • temperature, heat, tone and in the equalization of electric strains.
    • consideration of fluids and their boundary surfaces we are obliged to
    • phenomena are going on a mutual interaction of the terrestrial proper
    • forces are expressing themselves as pressures. This mutual interaction
    • imponderable, were then thought of as influenced by the whole cosmos
    • them. But when we go from the ponderable to the imponderable, space is
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    • to take into consideration also the internal life of the
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    • the rhythmic processes for their own regeneration. In a waking
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    • and deliberation. For only then, when it is thoroughly imbued with
    • an act of complete and deliberate thoughtfulness, and done in
    • separated the powers of thought from the general (etheric) powers of
    • added to those already developed, namely, the capacity to obliterate
    • capacity must be developed again to obliterate when one likes pictures
    • It is not enough to obliterate presentations which have not been
    • In the latter we have general pictures of an etheric occurrence; in
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    • described in the foregoing considerations, can give such a definition.
    • that they help to cause the feelings, the general mood of the soul, of
    • These adventures of the soul reverberate during daily life as its
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    • deliberately raise my hand I have the causal thought in my ordinary
    • consideration of the mysteries of Christianity.
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    • the realms of the outer world are to be found mineral and herbal
    • counteract certain kinds of too strongly stimulating or too actively
    • lowering forces in the organism. In the same way such a counteraction
    • knowledge, a real Pathology and Therapy can be built up only on a
    • Man cannot obtain this severance from the region of the spiritual
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    • considerable amount, of knowledge of occult science to make its way into
    • and to emphasize that these secrets must also be grasped by the general
    • unbounded was the spiritual knowledge current in that era. But to produce
    • Such an era, however, needs a different kind of thinking and perception
    • era when men's thinking would be guided by mathematical principles.
    • was cultivated in true Rosicrucianism is to be found in literature. The
    • of Rosicrucianism that is presented in literature today. The task of
    • cooperative measures are essential to enable a check issued in New York
    • to be cashed in Tokyo. An era of this character, which has spread such
    • Schools of that era they had learned that the same Being who had revealed
    • of a child's head at the place that remains soft for a considerable
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    • observed among the physical kingdoms around us, is that of the minerals,
    • the world of stones. The kingdom of the minerals is distinguished from
    • is no outer evidence that a mineral feels pain from a blow. From this
    • and suffering, but not in the mineral. We will not at the outset insist
    • that the mineral also has a soul, because there we must already take
    • the mineral world. If you regard the stone as being something complete
    • we can properly speak of a mineral soul. You must not, however, judge
    • that when a stone is smashed the mineral soul feels pain, but that is
    • in similar circumstances the mineral soul feels contentment and pleasure.
    • The being belonging to the mineral experiences great happiness when
    • Because in the external world, mineral fragments are constantly being
    • being felt in the souls of the beings who belong to the mineral kingdom.
    • out, this causes suffering to the mineral soul. In mountain ranges where
    • belonging basically to the mineral kingdom.
    • are these beings? In a comparatively lofty spiritual world! The mineral
    • live in our whole mineral world-in the world of formlessness according
    • and we cannot struggle against the occult world with moral considerations.
    • beings belonging to the mineral kingdom inhabit a spiritual realm, the
    • The souls of the minerals
    • to the new lily. What happens in the mineral is that the forces that,
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    • In the lecture yesterday I endeavored to give a general survey of the
    • the first kingdom that surrounds us, that of the minerals. What immediately
    • are to be found in the mineral world outside, interwoven with consummate
    • were to expect an average human being to be able to control his attention
    • which in external nature is comparable with the mineral, then his etheric
    • bodies in common with the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms of nature.
    • resulting from the effect made upon the astral body; activity generated
    • worked upon by the ego, although in the average individual still to
    • the three lower members there is considerable difference in that it
    • are often given in public literature, a European body can be seriously
    • as degenerate forms of the original man. In the physical body the ego
    • generally, it can be said that the tableau lasts for as long as the
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    • experiences everything that the other person experienced; he is literally
    • region of Devachan, containing the archetypal forms of everything mineral.
    • You know that where a mineral appears, a clairvoyant sees nothing in
    • the space concerned; the space is hollowed out and round-about the mineral
    • upon this experience. Utterances of this kind in Eastern philosophy
    • for its reception. Goethe said with deliberate purpose, “The eye
    • degenerate, and other organs, for instance, the organs of touch that
    • of a new man. This operation takes a long time; today we will speak
    • of it only in general terms.
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    • would reverberate upon him; nobody could prosper at the expense of another.
    • temporarily ineradicable impulse that reparation must he made for this.
    • Time factors come into consideration only insofar as the earthly
    • world is taking place here. The being who is descending is, generally
    • would it be involved? If the female element alone were to operate, the
    • be completely homogeneous. The principle of generality, homogeneity,
    • force of the female element is at work. The principle of generality,
    • into consideration and carefully formulated until the time of the change
    • memorizing, is decidedly preferable to the abstract method at present
    • he cultivated until the time comes for the training of the liberated
    • of premature forming of judgment in immature, though literary-minded
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    • “element.” Everything that is solid in present temperatures
    • crystal, for example, in conditions of present-day temperatures, is
    • on the earth today was present. There was no mineral, plant or animal
    • of beings belonging to the mineral, plant, animal and human kingdoms.
    • unaccustomed to any form of alcoholic beverage was tempted by certain
    • this by quoting an utterance once made by an Egyptian sage to a Greek.
    • man was a kind of mineral; his consciousness was also on a par with
    • that of the mineral. But beings who today are at a stage far higher
    • of studying the evolution of the earth. In modern theosophical literature
    • it were in a husk, in a mineral body that was not permeated by an etheric
    • the earth if a severance had not taken place at a certain point of time.
    • and and animal kingdom. The mineral kingdom is the last of the kingdoms
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    • of other beings. Hence a kind of severance took place at a certain point
    • Old Moon came into existence. As yet there was no mineral kingdom but
    • was a kind of mineral-plant kingdom — mineral substance that was
    • mineral in character. This formed the ground of Old Moon; it was a kind
    • on a mineral ground, on Old Moon it was semi-solid, semi-fluid ground, a
    • kind of plant-mineral soil. Think of a mass of spongy, plantlike substance
    • of today. These Old Moon plants were composed of mineral substance,
    • had life in them and were mobile; they were plant-mineral in character.
    • on Old Moon. As you know, plants on Old Moon were not rooted in mineral
    • After the severance from
    • respect its darkest, hardest era. While still united with the moon,
    • In that past era, withdrawal
    • extensive spread of alcoholism, for example, successive generations
    • had gradually become so degenerate that the bodies were simply useless
    • the severance of the moon was brought about. The result of this was
    • the far higher stage of evolution than the average man of today, poured out
    • upon that. Such tests have already been made several times but have
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    • for man. In respect of form and temperature the earth at that time was
    • essentially different from what it is today; its temperature was so
    • metallic masses, that the first foundation of the mineral kingdom was
    • to be found today in certain lunatics who on account of the liberation
    • but please do not take that literally, for the process was obviously
    • process means that he controls the lifeless, mineral force in the coal.
    • extent; equipped with a kind of steerage apparatus, they rose up and
    • through the cooperation of the elements and man. But now the ahrimanic
    • mineral element, the inorganic, and therewith the magical powers vanished
    • becomes evil, the worst forces of black magic are generated and evoked.
    • magicians mishandle forces that are, generally speaking, withheld from
    • kinds of foolish activities. Generally speaking, they are unprofessional
    • world was barren, cold and dark for him. During the post-Atlantean era,
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    • personality. Death was the great unknown and evoked fear. The utterance
    • people of Zarathustra this heralded the same being who in later history
    • the being who had been heralded by Zarathustra revealed himself to Moses
    • Zarathustra as the herald of Jehovah, of the same being who at the
    • This profound utterance in St. John's Gospel is not to be understood
    • to have been obliterated from that world and a space left empty there:
    • contemplating works of art of the post-Christian era or, for example,
    • ruling principles. The physical blood was the medium operating from
    • into the generations. He did not say “I” of himself but
    • utterance, “He who forsakes not father and mother cannot be my
    • from any of these biblical utterances but when it is rightly understood
    • preserved for some considerable time the connection with the spiritual
    • the spiritual world. The body of Kashyapa can be liberated in the element
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    • descent of humanity during the post-Atlantean era through the different
    • lives according to external, physical considerations but rather on a
    • body of the average human being who leaves the physical body during
    • the average individual reveals itself to be, is organized in such a way
    • your astral body thereby, generating organs in it. These mental pictures
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    • own period, which will still last for a considerable time, to the
    • culture and a new culture, to which the epochs I have enumerated
    • with its veneration of the Bull in the Egyptian Apis cult, the
    • event that stands at the beginning of our era, and the Trinity thereby
    • literally as it is described in the Gospel of St. John, and it is also
    • Rishis revered it as the indefinable, unutterable Brahman; the ancient
    • finally dissolves into a veneration of an abstract ideal that is
    • of mankind, to whom mankind will look in gratitude and veneration. The
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    • “Unceasingly she generates new forms; what exists was never here
    • originally represented. What has become an external, literal word was
    • really intended to be the representative, the herald, the symbol of
    • your gaze back thousands of years before our era to ancient Egypt,
    • shall restrict our considerations today to those marvelous fire
    • consideration and not take what I say as mere fantasy.
    • general. Today, disputing and quarrelling, people decide things by
    • where their living utterances resound harmoniously through the All.
    • When we have connected our considerations with the Goethean words,
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    • present considerations.
    • midnight hour, for in him all matter is obliterated. The sun of the
    • "He must increase, but I must decrease." John, the herald of the
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    • individual plants, animals, minerals, peoples, persons — so can
    • forms, sounds, and kingdoms — in the mineral, the plant, the
    • presents as color, form, mineral, plant, or animal structures, it is
    • which live and work behind the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, and
    • of warmth, these alternations of temperature, and all that otherwise
    • considerations shall be such that we shall first describe simply the
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    • summer or autumn, the dying of nature-beings in general. As soon as
    • nature. As guardians they carry the seed from one generation of plants
    • certain degree of heat, a certain temperature. If occult vision
    • four classes. The living cooperation of these nature-spirits is the
    • change and repetitions in time — the alterations in space of the
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    • higher category — we call them, speaking generally, the beings of
    • the so-called Third Hierarchy — instead of perception have
    • Third Hierarchy:Manifestation:Being filled with Spirit:
    • exist in the beings of the Third Hierarchy, if they retain their
    • nature. For what would be the result if a being of this Hierarchy
    • look at what we generally have in our inner being, our sorrows and
    • of the beings of the Third Hierarchy, those beings we call Angels, or
    • Hierarchy, standing immediately above man. We may therefore describe
    • same time. This third category of the Third Hierarchy we call the
    • All the beings belonging to these three classes of the Third Hierarchy
    • first of all the beings of the Third Hierarchy. Occult vision
    • Now these beings of the Third Hierarchy described to-day are found in
    • Hierarchy, which I have just described, bring forth other beings.
    • Hierarchy. When the plant brings forth a seed, it is, in a sense, of
    • Hierarchy, of whom we have learnt to know to-day. They are offspring,
    • Third Hierarchy our union with the world immediately above us, certain
    • to function as the lower offspring of the Third Hierarchy — as
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy.
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    • considerations to-day, and must therefore link them to what has
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy. As shown in the last lecture, it is
    • is meant by these beings of Third Hierarchy, but even if he goes
    • Hierarchy. If, therefore, we progress further along this way, we shall
    • clairvoyant consciousness of the beings of the Third Hierarchy. When a
    • clairvoyant perception of the Third Hierarchy can begin.
    • Hierarchy and of their off-spring, the nature-spirits. If we wish to
    • around him, the world of the Third Hierarchy and its offspring. The
    • spiritual world of the Third Hierarchy. And then just as we remember a
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy and their offspring; he can at first
    • belonging to the beings of the Second Hierarchy.
    • which appears lifeless, dead, and which we see around as a mineral
    • Second Hierarchy. It is necessary that we should form a clear idea of
    • these connections for if one only enumerated what sort of beings
    • belonged to the various hierarchies that would seem but a dry theory.
    • of the Second Hierarchy. We saw yesterday, that the beings of the
    • Third Hierarchy are characterised by the fact that in place of human
    • the spirit.” In the beings of the Second Hierarchy we experience
    • beings of the Second Hierarchy. Not only do they manifest their
    • self-hood as do the beings of the Third Hierarchy, but they detach it
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    • WE have come in our studies to the so-called Second Hierarchy of the
    • Hierarchy. A yet more difficult path leads to a still higher rank of
    • Hierarchies to which we can attain. It has been emphasised that by
    • the Second and. Third Hierarchies. The spiritual beings of whom we are
    • First Hierarchy: — the Spirits of Will or, according to
    • category of the First Hierarchy, if we allow such feelings to work
    • Hierarchy. We can perhaps to some slight extent describe the Spirits
    • of Will, the lowest category of the First Hierarchy, by saying:
    • Hierarchy. For this we must turn to the life of special persons who,
    • Still more difficult to describe are those beings called the Seraphim
    • who form the first and highest category of the First Hierarchy. It
    • Seraphim make upon occult vision, if we take the following comparison
    • Seraphim. Just like a countenance matured by life which tells of the
    • Seraphim.
    • We might describe the beings of the Third Hierarchy by saying: —
    • spirit. We might describe the beings of the Second Hierarchy by
    • saying: — What in the beings of the Third Hierarchy is
    • the Third Hierarchy is being filled with spirit, is in them
    • stimulation of life, which consists in severance, in objectifying
    • themselves. Now what in the beings of the Second Hierarchy is
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    • dependence on the various spiritual beings of the three hierarchies,
    • ascribe to the Seraphim what we may call the inner soul-life of the
    • which work the spirits belonging to those two higher hierarchies which
    • shall most easily attain if we begin with the beings of that hierarchy
    • namely the beings of the Third Hierarchy.
    • We have said that characteristic of the beings of the Third Hierarchy
    • being, the forces and beings of the higher hierarchies above them. In
    • of the Third Hierarchy, the taking on of another nature, did actually
    • matter of fact, among the beings of the Third Hierarchy there were
    • Hierarchy which retained their own nature, cannot have. The beings of
    • the Third Hierarchy can have no inner independence such as man has. If
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy had the desire to develop something
    • independence, a number of beings of the Third Hierarchy had to give up
    • moved these beings of the Third Hierarchy to develop such a desire
    • the Third Hierarchy, with their manifestation and enfilling with
    • of the beings of the higher hierarchies. Angels have no life of their
    • inner being the life of the higher hierarchies. That which induced a
    • Third Hierarchy had an impulse, an urge, not merely to be dependent
    • upon the beings of the higher hierarchies, but to develop within
    • Hierarchy, brought about nothing less than the actual independence of
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    • three hierarchies standing above man. You will have noticed that we
    • have approached the beings of these Hierarchies by pointing out the
    • higher hierarchies. Only in the last lecture did we try to turn a
    • through a cooperation of a duality in the hierarchies — in the
    • really normal beings and the Luciferic beings of the hierarchies
    • with the occult, esoteric, mystical consideration, to seek a way from
    • hierarchies. We then ascended to the three categories of the Third
    • Hierarchy, and described the beings known to western esotericism as
    • Second Hierarchy, we have those beings we have described as Spirits of
    • Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Cherubim, and the Seraphim. Only when
    • the Hierarchies, do we bring the earth relations to our esoteric
    • of the Third Hierarchy as bringing man himself forward, step by step,
    • Further, we have seen that while these beings of the Third Hierarchy
    • the Seraphim, we have that which speaks from the
    • Seraphim
    • means of the Seraphim. They are, as it were, to the whole system, that
    • together, and leads them to agreement. The Seraphim carry messages
    • Hierarchies, for all the forces and activities proceeding from these
    • Hierarchies are perceptible in the collective phenomena of man on his
    • as human beings, we approach the Cherubim, Seraphim, or Thrones, we
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    • the various hierarchies. Perhaps what has actually been said will be
    • higher category, in the ranks of the hierarchies acquires a
    • manner described, the various cooperative activities between the
    • beings of the hierarchies. Instead of saying, “Over there is
    • Mars,” he would say: “Over there cooperate (in the way we
    • have described) certain beings of the higher hierarchies.” This
    • of the past activities of the corresponding beings of the hierarchies,
    • mineral world would be specially influenced. Certain beings of the
    • animal, plant, and mineral life upon the earth would be possible,
    • sorts of things about the moon, but external observation in general
    • been brought about by one or several of those spiritual beings, whom,
    • in the ranks of the hierarchies, we have called the Spirits of Form.
    • We must go into these considerations, for only by so doing shall we
    • transfer ourselves into the conditions of one or several of the other
    • several together, we do not yet gain much, for we do not yet gain a
    • apart from one another in time, and you then gain a general impression
    • arithmetical method, a quite new concept from the cooperation of your
    • made to explain them by means of symbols, but are taken as literally
    • — the treasure of the Nibelungs is generally explained as being
    • quite literally. Thus we can best acquire an occult impression of the
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    • comprehension of the living cooperation of the beings of the various
    • hierarchies and their offspring, in the heavenly bodies and in the
    • group-ego on the Devachanic plane. With regard to the mineral, we only
    • group-egos of the minerals.
    • spiritual beings of the different hierarchies working in different
    • beings of the Second Hierarchy.
    • cited as the normal members of the several hierarchies; but we have
    • Spirits in every category of the hierarchies. Whereas the animal
    • operation upon the planets of our system; so that they do not, for
    • category of the hierarchies which we call the Spirits of Form; while
    • hierarchies work through him also. The essential point is that from
    • that time onwards the spirits of the lower hierarchies fell away; so
    • cooperation with the actual group-egos, and these group-egos work in
    • nature-spirits we have to see the offspring of the Third Hierarchy,
    • Hierarchy. Now we come, in addition, to the Spirits of the Rotation of
    • Spirits of Wisdom. According to the whole spirit of our considerations
    • hierarchies; but the portal was the Spirit of Wisdom, the Sun-spirit
    • of tolerance towards other religions; for spiritual science has the
    • the West should be blamed by other religions for intolerance in
    • Spirit to the Sun-spirit, they can say that intolerance is shown by
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    • the cooperation of the spirits of the various hierarchies in the
    • kingdoms of nature, there still remains the mineral kingdom to be
    • considered. We call to mind that we described the mineral kingdom by
    • while that which corresponds to the etheric body of the mineral we
    • Lower Devachanic world, and the actual group-ego of the mineral
    • kingdom on the higher Devachanic plane. Thus the mineral kingdom
    • the one plane and say: with regard to the mineral we have to seek on
    • plane the group-ego of the mineral. Thus, that which in man is
    • concentrated on the physical plane, is in the case of the mineral
    • the first place, seek only that part of the mineral kingdom on the
    • shapes of the mineral kingdom, are perceptible. We know — this can only
    • be touched upon here — that the mineral world, at any rate in part,
    • this formation as suitable to the mineral nature. If we look at a
    • certain way with the nature of the mineral. Now occult investigation
    • teaches us that the forms in the mineral which we call crystal-forms,
    • as the mineral kingdom, the Spirits of Form display their activity;
    • which we have spoken of offspring of the higher hierarchies in the
    • the nature of the minerals we must be quite clear that, to physical
    • perception, generally speaking, only the forms of the minerals exist.
    • To be sure, certain forces are evident in the mineral kingdom — such as
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    • studies will then culminate in a generally more exact recognition of
    • recount the generations, or what proceeds from heaven and earth,” and
    • generations — or descendants — of Adam.” The same word is
    • Above all, we are here interested in what is generally said regarding
    • Commandments are more extensive and general, and have a validity
    • works into your body and hence affects the coming generations. I am of
    • generation, and the bodies of your people will prosper.
    • If he makes images out of the mineral kingdom, they can only represent
    • image from the mineral, plant or animal kingdom, were it ever so
    • their general well-being. The direction and guidance of the people
    • Since a folk was reckoned as having a thousand generations, the
    • thousandth generation’.” If, however, the ego is not understood
    • your body and thus affects the coming generations. I am of divine
    • live on as you unto the thousandth generation, and the bodies of your
    • themselves through property from generation to generation, live from
    • one generation to the next, that they heighten the ego power, and that
    • abstract, but in a living way, affects the overall welfare and the
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    • this age? It was the era in which it was normal for man to depend
    • Man could see not only the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, as well
    • himself as a member of the lowest kingdom in the hierarchical order,
    • absurd today to deny the existence of the mineral, plant and animal
    • Generally speaking, the ages of history repeat themselves, but always
    • Now, however, we are entering an era that recalls and revives the age
    • that it has not interfered with our development. In the era now
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    • I thank you from my heart for the kind words of the General Secretary
    • greeting, as warmly felt as the kind words of the General Secretary.
    • humanity. This is one consideration which shows us what strong
    • the Gospels became nourishment for the hearts and souls of innumerable
    • the beginning of our era, this would never have occurred to the
    • at the beginning of our era lose confidence in the historical
    • the beginning of our era, this impulse had taken hold of a man who was
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    • considerations culminated, I would like to say that out of them the
    • intolerantly reject all other religions, but he will be able to
    • initiation. One could say that at the beginning of our era there lived
    • beginning of our era, who in the 30th year of his life experienced a
    • men, birth and death do not come into consideration. Lucifer also does
    • of Golgotha, this event which took place at the beginning of our era
    • literally, serve the cultivation of the Christian initiation, that
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    • and chasuble, could in their civil lives honour a liberality
    • but that this liberality which was striven for, seen in today's
    • ruling powers were initially liberal; they didn't want to
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    • Loftier, however, is the intercourse with the hierarchy of the Angels,
    • existence with the second hierarchy, that of the Archangels, those
    • we receive from the Hierarchy of the Archangels. And thus can we
    • have received into ourselves from the higher Hierarchies to be
    • hierarchies: that we come close to the Angels, Archangels, Archai in a
    • the hierarchies, yet out of the life of the past there flows forth
    • sleep he struggles upward to the three Hierarchies — you will
    • which the person receives from the second group of the hierarchies.
    • they enter thus into relation with the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones.
    • with the Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, and these do not bestow a
    • second group of the hierarchies. It is from the Angels that the human
    • under the influence of the highest hierarchies.
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    • various individual races and groups of human beings, but in general
    • is called at present the teaching of Mani, is only the degenerate
    • interesting that the historians generally slip around the Event of
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • yourselves in accord with what an older generation has to say to the
    • generations. But all that was said then by poets and others about
    • considered today. Today the younger and the older generation speak
    • extent than is realized. It attaches no blame to an older generation
    • thought belonging to the older generation — one of their
    • the former generation and had become old. First they discarded the
    • the nineteenth century. If we study the literature and the writings
    • learned or scholarly but possessing an average degree of culture, and
    • even in scholarly literature during the last third of the nineteenth
    • generation. This older generation expressed itself in words; you
    • to you in this older generation. Men passed each other by. And in
    • this older generation there also presented itself the impotence of
    • community of life, so long as the heritage from earlier generations
    • we shall see tomorrow, my dear friends, how the new generation has
    • Then came the younger generation; they felt cramped; they felt that
    • the shutters which the older generation had closed so tightly must be
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • general. I do not wish to accentuate either the one or the other, but
    • was no longer tolerated. And if one were spurred on to speak with
    • beginning of our era were able to feel quite differently from the
    • only at the beginning of our era; it continued far into the Middle
    • the beginning of our era if they spoke much about “education”.
    • the “Liberal Arts”. These Liberal Arts were not beings
    • would have been like if the Christ Event at the beginning of our era
    • first third of which there fell the Christ Event, the old era came to
    • new era begins in the fifteenth century, with the fifth
    • stream of world-evolution in general. In this moment humanity fell
    • spiritual experience, be generated in the soul?
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • belonging to reality. You need only look at the literature of olden
    • that this mood was deliberately cultivated. At the end of the
    • into the spiritual world through sleep was a deliberate and conscious
    • in sleep it was of a considerable “size” — not in
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • declare that our reaction to the temperature of a room is influenced
    • the temperature of the room. In the same way we can gauge, from what
    • general.
    • conditions. Just as we know the temperature of a room by reading the
    • printed in 1893 in the periodical Deutsche Literaturzeitung that
    • was not a personality to shut himself off from the general culture.
    • philosophies of men like Heraclitus, Anaxagoras and others; the
    • individualism. Definition inevitably becomes generalization. In going
    • we come with a general idea in our heads, saying that the human being
    • more than the temperature of the immediate environment. However, it
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • so that we may reach things through them. It is imperative
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • older towards the younger generation must assume a different
    • looks at his epoch, he should not only bear in mind the generation
    • the older generation that has, in the way I have described, carried
    • generation towards the coming generation, to the generation which
    • the coming generation will not have what the present age has given to
    • the younger generation through opposition towards their elders,
    • Schiller retorts ironically to this categorical imperative.
    • see, over against the so-called categorical imperative, as it comes
    • pedagogics of the future to the growing generation by teachers and
    • as a member of the older generation, this confidence is transformed
    • or to young people generally who have to be guided into life.
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • The generation which at the beginning of the twentieth century
    • generation was quite new upon the scene in human evolution. But this
    • than the literal words there was in the young something which pointed
    • at the time referred to, innumerable forces yearned for activity and
    • which must receive more careful consideration if we want to
    • is always something in the general ideas which gives us a feeling of
    • approach to knowledge generally at the end of the nineteenth century.
    • opiate. For what is contained in theosophical literature is to a
    • imperative to become familiar with these moods by looking from every
    • as the word is applied in ordinary intercourse today, but literally —
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • into the general concept dog; but there exists one general thought
    • era in the thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth centuries? What actually
    • utterance but was felt by outstanding souls of that time. The Gods
    • is characteristic of the generation growing up about the turn of the
    • should ask the older generations: Can we discover the Spiritual in
    • younger generation. True, only a few philosophers actually said: We
    • people wish to teach you mineralogy, zoology, botany, biology,
    • the nineteenth century, a vanishing minority. In general the people
    • literature demands that one shall think activity. Most people are
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • teachers, educators, and the younger generation. If this is not
    • people are not conscious today that this is so; generally in the
    • Liberal Arts.” But you know the real state of affairs where the
    • Seven Liberal Arts are concerned! That can be established
    • we cannot return to the liberal arts, although it would be preferable
    • not be specialized in the way of the Seven Liberal Arts. During the
    • a mere revolt against the older generation, for then it becomes like
    • generation, when truth first appears in the garb of beauty. In this
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    • lectures Steiner shows the spiritual reality behind the generation gap
    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • generations. For this relationship, my dear friends, can never
    • maturity nor his experience comes into consideration; they only do so
    • connection with the general development of Greek culture up to the
    • Mystery of Golgotha, that the young had a natural veneration for
    • music-stand on which he set out minerals, placing on top a little
    • Nowadays we only notice them when we deliberately train ourselves to
    • considerable age, but no longer as in the old Indian epoch — in
    • human being to co-operate with his soul. People do not want this
    • order to understand youth in its relation to the older generation we
    • future, which must be received by each generation into itself, must
    • in the age of intellectualism. This was generally felt among those
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • for the imponderable things in life, an understanding for the unity
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • plants and minerals shining and sparkling in their color, to imagine
    • follow up these frightened eyes in literature. For instance, one can
    • give no real conception of Goethe. The only literary work of the last
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • treasures of the soul, truthfulness had gone. An era which made the
    • abstractly moral divine order. But the dragon does not tolerate this;
    • the last third of the nineteenth century, the older generation felt
    • confederates, allies of the spiritual being who is entering the
    • there, for then it would at once fall apart. In literature, what is
    • lead to progress and bring peace between the generations, in what can
    • the older generation dangled the dragon in front of youth, they fled
    • goal when instead of being offered the dragon, the younger generation
    • itself by older and younger generations having something to say to
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    • beings which we meet in the earthly sphere, that is, in the mineral,
    • beings of the higher hierarchies. If we speak of evolution in
    • hierarchies.
    • higher in rank, to the hierarchy of the so-called Spirits of
    • considerations, we must say that the Spiritsof Form have reached the
    • cooperating in world events: the Luciferic and Ahrimanic beings. Let
    • human being forsake his own divine creator-beings, to liberate the
    • as the second idea, important to our further considerations. The world
    • there exists this tremendous contrast between the liberating tendency
    • consideration. While human beings believe they are dealing with the
    • which manifests in them lives in the general consciousness of mankind;
    • anthroposophical literature. He quotes one of the main reasons for
    • beings of the higher hierarchies with whom he is connected. In the
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    • considerations. It is imperative for a sound development of the
    • from the general popular thinking of the last few centuries. But I
    • in the general life of the organism. If the head were simply to rely
    • hierarchy of the Archangeloi. They felt their God as remaining unknown
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    • us now progress in our considerations to a sphere of practical import
    • order of the hierarchies standing above us, the Spirits of Form, the
    • regard to the mineral nature. Let us deal at once with the most
    • of water. That which fills the form as mineral substance is what you
    • this outer mineral world is what you see; the human being who does the
    • see; we merely see the mineral. The real human beings that are sitting
    • conglomerate of mineral particles which he but arranges in a certain
    • minerals are excepted, and to become conscious of the fact that we
    • the hierarchy of the Angeloi, Archangeloi, Archai, and so forth. These
    • fact that he arranges mineral particles in a human-like shape. But
    • received something from the mineral world. But since the mineral world
    • well-ordered conglomeration of particles of matter but that he is a
    • gesture of the external mineral world, indicating: here is a human
    • being consists in his true essence of heaped-up matter, of mineral
    • in his being the signature of mineral nature, of external physical
    • nature. The outer mineral is heavy. But that which gives us, for
    • not differ at all from the beings of the higher hierarchies. To learn
    • to grasp the similarity between the beings of the higher hierarchies
    • regard to the mineral substances with which you confront your
    • fellow-men, arranged in a certain way. Yet you say: these mineral
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    • IN PURSUANCE of the considerations I placed before you in the lectures
    • today. Historical considerations can no longer see these things in
    • their proper light, for our historical considerations do not reach
    • head. It is permeated by wisdom, generally valid wisdom. But this is
    • general Father god who lies at the foundation of the world. There is
    • longer able to differentiate between the general concept of God and
    • remain stuck in general, nebulous notions. People are specially
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture V: The Michael Deed and the Michael Influence as Counter-pole of the Ahrimanic Influence
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    • consideration the transformation of the soul constitutions of human
    • beings. To fail to understand these things was tolerable in a certain
    • must receive spiritual impulses which counteract decadence. Therefore
    • taken into consideration by the Angeloi. Especially during the
    • dear friends, as long as one does not take into consideration these
    • into consideration what today is called magnetism, electricity, and so
    • taking these beings into consideration. And these beings, who are, as
    • to think at all about man, not to take him into consideration at all.
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    • eighth millennium before the Christian era, we shall find a soul mood
    • general representative of sense perception We must thoroughly do away
    • consciousness, physics and people in general speak. We must become
    • have become nervous. Perhaps the Medical College has exaggerated the
    • evolution of mankind it is imperative that certain impulses which try
    • rituals! Thus, if one has, on the one hand, the deepest veneration for
    • matters. It is truly something worth deep study and consideration.
    • What is thus heralded from that side is only at its beginnings; and it
  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • present age. I shall proceed from more general thoughts, touching upon
    • the foundation for our subsequent spiritual-scientific considerations.
    • death: the change between sleeping and waking. In a general sense, we
    • live in the same world with the dead and with the higher hierarchies:
    • literature of earlier times knows that what today is called the
    • Generally speaking, this is correct; but from what is thus written in
    • literature, especially present-day magazines and newspapers and you
    • the so-called “clever people” that, according to the general
    • am not quoting literally, but the following is what Schiller, who
    • live with the beings of the animal, plant, and mineral realms. Mankind
    • characterized here in general terms.
    • questions of the dead, give information to the dead; in general, to
    • I once listened to an address by a very famous professor of literature
    • formulated all kinds of literary-historical questions and at the
    • described several ways of cultivating it; today we shall add the
    • conditions in this field. I describe this not out of a general
    • considerations to the dead themselves. Since the relation to a person
    • consideration that the child has remained with us, that he lives with
    • offer then, general human relationships; they long to find in the
    • funeral service that which is of general interest and has little to do
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    • the blood and with the nerved temperament. This had to happen. They
    • temperament. It is not a tendency of the spiritual worlds to create
    • It is, in general, very difficult to speak to human beings of the
    • more spiritual nature than events in general. This is connected with
    • The title, Socrates the Idiot, is to be taken literally. We
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    • or psychoanalysis. And various considerations connected
    • to say today with a short enumeration of certain points in
    • considerations with what is offered by the moving forces of our
    • consideration by inadequate methods of knowledge. This is
    • a high degree in all sorts of aesthetic, and general human
    • surgeon was expected from Vienna to perform an operation. Her
    • find innumerable similar cases in the literature of the
    • general condition. It is due, undoubtedly, to hysteria if a
    • Adler — I will only generalize — found that there
    • for power in general. The “will to power” is even
    • (that of the man who lives preferably in his feelings), there
    • general inadequacy of their means of cognition. But I must
    • consideration. In the subconscious mind itself there is a
    • from that standpoint, therapeutically, and that many
    • the literature of psychoanalysis: the association of horse and
    • take into consideration everything with which he has come
    • subconscious element (made up of innumerable details), you get
    • see from this that the therapy of deflection has also its
    • self-laceration. The mistake that he makes each time is in
    • doctors and their patients. And all our literature is so
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    • consideration of the facts. Yesterday I showed you by definite
    • to occupy itself with therapy alone, which might be less
    • said seems — between it and other therapeutical
    • — as they are called — and irrational general
    • philologically shown up. In this literary creation such
    • extended consideration of the many peculiarities of human
    • sense our present so-called scientific literature.
    • reality that really is which poses as scientific literature
    • literature — and often forms the content of university
    • interact in the right way and do not come into confusion is due
    • health, then the interaction of thinking, feeling, and willing
    • act as a unity. That must be taken into consideration, and if
    • therapeutic instructions of the psychoanalysts are meant, but
    • experience of the operation of spiritual worlds, the courage to
    • and allowed him to become mentally deranged at exactly the
    • psychoanalysis, either therapeutically or educationally, as
    • must enter, must enter even the general culture of the period,
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    • acting upon his general condition. For that which rolls
    • depths of soul life continues its operation there. It is
    • acquainted in average experience. This may happen, but to
    • general rule, everything as phenomena emanating from yourself.
    • If you do only what generally seems reasonable you get no
    • worlds. We gain no idea of the several worlds if we do not
    • of an equally continuous furtherance and help.
    • will not co-operate, can have an erroneous view of these
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    • Generally speaking, it must be said that a complete
    • phenomena enumerated when contrasting the subconscious with the
    • ordinary consciousness, differ considerably from those confined
    • Sympathy and antipathy, and in general all subconscious
    • is produced upon the general human organism. There are certain
    • felt in the physical world the impulse to lie or were tolerant
    • tolerant attitude toward a lie is such that it does bite off
    • throughout generations of human evolution — but which may
  • Title: Psychoanalysis: Lecture V: Connections Between Organic Processes and the Mental Life of Man
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    • point when you survey, as it were, the surface of the several
    • into concrete facts. If we speak only in generalities of
    • of the general hallucinatory life, which should extend from the
    • preferably in the field of affective emotions. The kidneys, the
    • temperamental tendencies in the broadest sense, but by a detour
    • system are being prepared already the temperamental
    • general blood movement, participates with its beat, and so
    • general world creation. Humanity in the direct experience
    • confine ourselves to the general statement: what will take
    • when they are studied and made a part of the general
    • do with the emotions and temperament. From such symptoms a much
    • in fact the foundation for a rational therapy.
    • present therapy is a jumble of empiric notes. One can reach a
    • really rational therapy only by studying in this way the
    • therapeutic knowledge cannot be acquired. For this knowledge is
    • rise into the world of the spiritual hierarchies, which we did
    • hierarchies are found through a more profound contemplation of
    • such breaths in a year. And take the average age of a human
    • and I should like to close these considerations by
    • consideration only the forces which formed the earth out of the
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    • Today we shall occupy ourselves with a general theme, and indeed with
    • characteristic of the sixth epoch of civilisation. And in general,
    • is generally the custom, what the others do, what our parents have
    • in the spiritual worlds — than by taking into consideration the
    • of humanity. Mankind in general goes back to group-souls. The farther
    • themselves are, then in general, you would come to a very dismal
    • incline to this or the other because of his education or temperament,
    • the world. Whoever says according to his different temperament he
    • temperament. One is only fitted to answer the question “How is
    • only to the new humanity, to man as such, not to an abstract, general
    • considerations of today are forms quite incomprehensible to the
    • even causes pain if one must hear the utterance: There are good
    • anthroposophical considerations, even if they appear apparently
    • to the soul of man, we liberate man from all group-soulness,
  • Title: The Ego: Lecture 2
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    • considerations concerning the Gospels belonged to the latter. Not
    • the beginning of our era in Palestine.
    • teachings which Buddha gave out 600 years before our era. These
    • 600 years before our era as a contemporary of the great Buddha. He
    • before our era appeared under the name of Zarathas or Nazarathos, was
    • born again at the beginning of our era, reborn so that he appeared in
    • two Jesus children who were then born at the beginning of our era.
    • of our era, to develop those faculties which he possessed, through
    • the generations lying far back, so that the right qualities could be
    • passed on to that body which was born at the beginning of our era. To
    • generations, we come to a tribal father, to whom quite special powers
    • of this faculty now occurred through the succeeding generations, while
    • generations through the times which followed. But something else had
    • physically from one generation to the other. That means, this perfect
    • his descendants from generation to generation. Because his mission
    • had to happen from generation to generation.
    • most important, which they venerated most of all in the world? They
    • Abraham, which could so develop through i.e. generations, that their
    • Therefore, it was said by Jahve to Abraham: Thou wilt see generations
    • harmonious relationships of number, so should the generations also be
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    • In the course of years, considerations have been brought forward in
    • considerations, on the three gospels, to let appear before our
    • perhaps these considerations have proved adapted to lay in our souls
    • abstractions, generalities. One does not even feel that any more.
    • literary fashion long before they have a spiritual content; in an age
    • possible to understand such an utterance as that of Isaiah's here. For
    • soul-phenomena, or of spiritual phenomena in general, above all in the
    • by “the lord,” as generally happens, then one is translating
    • times, who had such an utterance on his tongue, knew that something
    • general; they are specialised. With those individualities who have a
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    • considerations, and to go more deeply into them. To-day,
    • considerations.
    • era. We will recall certain thoughts of St. Augustine because,
    • Reality in its utterances that true Certainty, which is held by
    • nor Descartes took into consideration. I have spoken of this
    • to the subjective nature of man, and generalise it over the
    • moment of the pre-Christian era. You must bear in mind that the
    • gives itself, that we do not take into consideration the fact
    • were active and operative; spirits were imagined everywhere in
    • to their veneration. Other days should then be devoted to the
    • starting point for our considerations for the next days
    • this at the conclusion of these considerations, because I
    • consideration of what I have told you, I will simply put
    • careful consideration, contradictory to facts as it may seem,
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    • what we call the third Hierarchy, the Hierarchy of the Angels,
    • Ego those Beings of the third Hierarchy to which I have just
    • otherwise have had. For instance, if the Hierarchy of the
    • the Hierarchy of the Angels work into our Spiritual, psychic
    • Because the Hierarchy of the Archangels work into us, we can
    • humanity, we are generally speaking, already far more
    • various epochs of time, alterations brought about by the
    • various beings of the 3rd Hierarchy, the Archai, the Spirits of
    • Beings of the third Hierarchy, is something of which men would
    • connection with the Beings of the third Hierarchy. What comes
    • of the third Hierarchy. In the waking condition, the state of
    • of the pre-Christian era to suppose that his soul was produced
    • the Beings of the third Hierarchy, and because he knew: —
    • third Hierarchy.
    • Hierarchy, just as modern man believes his soul to be bound up
    • third Hierarchy were bound up with the external nature which he
    • Beings of the third Hierarchy with the phenomena of nature, and
    • placed the Beings of the third Hierarchy in external nature. He
    • he thought of these Spiritual Beings as operative in the
    • regard his ideals as operative, as effective, in the same way
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    • the peoples and are understood exoterically in their literal meaning.
    • Then disbelief in their literal interpretation begins, and educated
    • way, be taken literally again. Of course, you have first to come to
    • forces that lie in stone, in minerals. Thus the Manas of the fifth
    • root-race is chained to the mineral forces, as the Atlantean race was
    • purpose? Viewing the matter generally, you will see that when
    • mineral world, the results of all these powers of invention and
    • of the nose as belonging to what is essentially physical-mineral.
    • root-race is fettered to the mineral element.
    • because man is chained to mineral nature, to Peter, to the rock, the
    • By the three generations of gods — Uranus, Chronos and Zeus
    • ruler of the second generation of gods from the middle of Lemuria
    • above the mineral realm.
    • literally once more. Every saga undergoes change. It is derived from
    • point in every saga at which it is to be taken literally again. In the
    • taken quite literally. The vulture gnaws at the liver of the fifth
    • saga is to be taken quite literally. Without this struggle the destiny
    • — thirdly, the occult significance, where again a literal
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    • Christian era. But before this, for some centuries before Christianity
    • are invulnerable and they are unrecognisable. They are made
    • invulnerable by something that has preceded Christianity, has preceded
    • made the heroes invulnerable in the times preceding Christianity. But
    • these invulnerable initiates are always vulnerable in one spot.
    • plunged into the Styx and was vulnerable in his heel. Siegfried is
    • bathed in the blood of the dragon and is vulnerable in the shoulder.
    • vulnerable in one place. Here the significance of this place is
    • revealed. Kriemhild betrays that he is vulnerable between the
    • vacant. Hence Siegfried is still vulnerable in this spot. Siegfried,
    • who brings the Sieg-initiate to ‘Fried’, to rest, is vulnerable in the
    • spot which Christianity will later render invulnerable. There
    • If you are studying the matter from the literary point of view, you
    • fragments, as philology supposes. ‘The folk’ does not make literature
    • expectation, with the vulnerable spot which Christianity will have to
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    • root-race in matters of detail. Guidance is given on general lines,
    • and that to be invulnerable is one of these symbolic distinctions.
    • This invulnerability, which we find in Siegfried, is also to be found
    • kind. Hence he is invulnerable except in the heel. All those who were
    • initiated in the fourth sub-race were vulnerable in some spot. It is
    • not to be vulnerable anywhere. Achilles is plunged into the Styx. That
    • apple is said to be the Eris apple. The three goddesses, Hera, Pallas
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    • etheric body that is especially relevant in this consideration. You
    • considerations we see how matters stand with regard to the real
    • also existed a kind of mineral. These were the two kingdoms of nature
    • idea of this if you follow me into the following consideration, which
    • consideration. Everyone who has occupied himself for some time with
    • undergone several stages of development. In the far-distant past it
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    • man. Thus, it generates those soul forces that tend towards
    • solid, the mineral, was added. The outer sheath became firm;
    • of man and animal. When you investigate the temperature of a beehive,
    • you find it to be about the same temperature as that of human blood.
    • The whole beehive develops a temperature comparable to that of blood
    • considerations how deeply symbols and occult signs are connected with
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    • occupy ourselves with a consideration of what is called the symbolism
    • if it is believed that, through a consideration of numbers, it is
    • with pins. Of course, this is not to be taken literally, but it is
    • that can give. Such new creations are always generated through
    • dust and there will be future generations who will never see his
    • today? Because there were beings in preceding eras who had thoughts
    • that men today stand in the mineral kingdom. What does this mean?
    • Because a man understands only the mineral kingdom, he can only
    • control this kingdom. Using minerals, he can build a house, a clock,
    • and other things because they are subject to mineral laws. For
    • the mineral realm. Three other kingdoms, the elementary kingdoms,
    • have preceded this; the mineral kingdom is the fourth. All told there
    • oriented to the outer world. On the Moon they were still operating in
    • planet within creation enters the mineral kingdom can it be seen.
    • in den okkulten Schulen überall gilt:
    • Geistes veranschaulichen. Denn es ist ganz gleich, was sie der
    • wieder herausnehmen, dann haben Sie wiederum die 1 all-ein. Und
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    • mineral kingdom.” The movements of the air are mineral
    • movements, so to speak, and thus through the larynx we have a mineral
    • mineral, but also plant-like vibrations. They will speak
    • development, they will generate their like through the larynx. A man
    • In the literal sense of the word, all of you are words uttered by
    • taken quite literally.
    • that time, a man's generative power will be cleansed and purified,
    • and his larynx will become his generative organ. What the human being
    • the other, which unites with this generative organ. It will be an
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    • Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in
    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • The Spiritual Hierarchies
    • acquainted with them in a general way. In these lectures we may rise
    • When we have to speak of what we call the Spiritual Hierarchies, it
    • degrees of one hierarchy, i.e., the mineral world, the plant
    • era. The very holy wisdom which the Rishis gave to man was continued
    • be understood at the beginning of the era for whose purification
    • through all the centuries of evolution from the beginning of our era,
    • description we have to give of the spiritual hierarchies and their
    • look for the spheres of the spiritual hierarchies — there
    • looked upwards to the spaces of heaven, to the spiritual hierarchies,
    • hierarchies. He actually saw beings. We can compare the changes that
    • of the spiritual hierarchies, but the man to whom he was showing it,
    • Mythology. But this consideration will make clear to us how through
    • In the beginning of our era, when there was a rejuvenescence of
    • Rishis spoke of the spiritual hierarchies, they expressed in their
    • Archai, Powers, Mights, Dominions, Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim.
    • and the spiritual hierarchies. It is impossible for those who do not
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    • Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in
    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • operative in the spiritual world. Something that is not merely outer
    • he liberates with his death.’ That which he leaves as it is, in
    • develops, he continually liberates at his death these elemental
    • belonging to the spiritual hierarchies. We have been speaking of the
    • the liberation or the imprisonment of spiritual beings; either
    • deliverance or fetters proceed from him. The conditions of soul that
    • lowest kind of hierarchy has been preserved for us in these sentences
    • in the times of primeval wisdom the co-operation of all those spirits
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    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • hierarchies. And this is only natural, for according to modern ideas,
    • stage, they are higher beings to-day, in higher grades of hierarchies
    • we have the visible mineral kingdom, the vegetable and animal
    • Herakleitos of Ephesus was when he said: ‘Everything has come
    • out of fire. Herakleitos knew of this truth from the ancient
    • liberated in the human soul by the impression of something red, did
    • themselves from the general mass; the consequence was that the
    • from the Sun those beings of the spiritual hierarchies, whom we call
    • general substance of the Sun planet. They jostled against each other,
    • leave them in the general Sun substance. For these Archangels during
    • human stage. They were the heralds who announced to the world: ‘The
    • are the messengers, the heralds of the Archai.’ Angel means
    • else than the heralds of the deeds of the Primal Beginnings or Archai
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    • Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in
    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • liberation or imprisonment of certain beings can be brought about —
    • the liberation of those beings of which we spoke yesterday in
    • this is presented to you in a more general sense, for the conditions
    • spiritual hierarchies whom we call Archangels, or Fire Spirits,
    • has now become the general Ruler. Thus man pushes onwards to higher
    • But that would not have sufficed; the co operation of the Spirits of
    • Hierarchy which stands next above us. The Thrones do not come
    • The forms of our animals, even although to-day they are degenerated
    • One generally begins to count with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,
    • spiritual Beings, high Hierarchies, the Thrones gave out of their own
    • relationship with the spiritual Hierarchies.
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    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • general Kant-Laplace universal primeval mist, out of which, according
    • Cherubim, namely, the Seraphim, (Spirits of Love). The Thrones also
    • Christian Esotericism calls them Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim. They
    • an idea of the place whence come the Cherubim, the Seraphim and the
    • Seraphim, etc. The Sun will thus dissolve in space, sacrifice itself,
    • become a circle of Beings like the Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, which
    • going through. Before a system of Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim can be
    • new solar system, created out of itself. The Seraphim, Cherubim and
    • Thrones are for us the highest Hierarchy among divine Beings, because
    • Trinity, the three-fold Divinity. Beyond the Seraphim we have to see
    • are the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. These take up the plans of a
    • Seraphim, in the beginning of our solar system received the highest
    • Earth, Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan. Seraphim is a name which for those
    • Esotericism, has always signified that the task of the Seraphim was
    • of worlds. The Cherubim, the next lower rank of the Hierarchies, had
    • the inspirations given to them by the Seraphim. And the Thrones, the
    • third grade of the Hierarchies, counting from above, had the task —
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    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • a sketchy way, those other beings of the spiritual Hierarchies, whom
    • In theosophical literature the Archangels are also called Spirits of
    • day culture in general. On a certain territory, (let us take Germany,
    • a nation only as a comprehensive general idea of a nation. For the
    • the earthly relations of whole human generations on earth, and they
    • Hierarchies have always been spoken of as we have spoken of them
    • through the Zodiac during the course of long years. It is generally
    • Hierarchies hold sway. It was then revealed that around the Earth, up
    • be hoped that future generations will be more tolerant and that they
    • of a spiritual point of view. Only through taking into consideration
    • of power of the Hierarchies. A regards spiritual activities it is not
    • ruled over by the spiritual Hierarchies, we must place the earth as
    • which each spiritual Hierarchy holds sway.
    • little thought will reveal that co-operation with the cosmos is here
    • interactions of conditions which must be regulated from heavenly
    • Venus, and Vulcan. The Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies, who
    • dwelling places of the Hierarchies so much on the single planets as
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    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • Sun, that a sort of general relationship had been drawn, but I must
    • marks for the different Hierarchies. Now, if we want, for instance,
    • realms of power, of the Hierarchies.
    • of the Hierarchies, standing immediately above man. It is good to
    • consideration of the nature of the members of the higher Hierarchies.
    • Generally speaking we may say: as much of his astral body as man has
    • applies to man only. It is important that we should not generalise,
    • When we now turn to the members of the next Hierarchy, the Angels,
    • earth, we have to imagine as containing the bodies of the Hierarchy
    • Thus we see that the three hierarchies who stand next above us are
    • generally, were ensouled by Spirits from Venus. Those who, in
    • a spiritual economy which demands exceptions to the general truths
    • expounded by Anthroposophy. We say — and in general it is
    • the exception of an extract. But this is only generally the case.
    • trained the people through generations, and when the seven most
    • regularity. It is certainly true that, as a general principle,
    • Hierarchies fulfil their ends. This is the marvel which meets us,
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    • The Spiritual Hierarchies
    • Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in
    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • Seraphim wielding their power, and they are to us, in the spiritual
    • Cherubim and Seraphim. If you move on, and point to some other place,
    • it will be another region of other Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim;
    • certain Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim are to be found. They are not
    • to indicate the right Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, one marks the spot
    • this direction one would say are the Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim,
    • the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones are active; and the result is a
    • each of the Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim, which are out in space.
    • joint action of the universal powers who belong to the Hierarchies.
    • Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim who acted from the region of Leo
    • advancing towards that stage of development which we generally
    • sacrificed themselves, so now, another grade of the Hierarchies are
    • the region of the Eagle, something else comes into operation. Whilst
    • of the Bull generally.
    • agglomeration of the special forms, was condensed to that formation
    • springing from the spiritual interaction of the Hierarchies, as we
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    • The Spiritual Hierarchies
    • Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in
    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • (Diagram.) This belt formation is a general Cosmic
    • Beings or Hierarchies. For when we speak of the contraction of large
    • Hierarchies which we have described. And when we take a general view
    • the Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim who created the first beginnings
    • flow into the general education of humanity at large.
    • Saturn development, and we have to take into consideration what had
    • certain height. These are the spiritual beings of the Hierarchies who
    • world, not without its having brought about considerable mischief if
    • a Kaya, which does not only operate in the place and time when it
    • Hierarchies, we shall develop only into Beings which exist already?
    • our considerations must be dedicated to this question: What is the
    • relation to the Hierarchies? What will Man become in the succeeding
    • stages of the Hierarchies?
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    • The Spiritual Hierarchies
    • Geistige Hierarchien und Ihre Widerspiegelung in
    • to humanity in the continuous evolution of this hierarchical world.
    • man had reached so far in his general development that he had already
    • consideration will give you an idea of what that future will be like:
    • four hundred years — but thoughts of men in general, as they
    • Hierarchies who, fundamentally speaking, were his human forefathers?
    • We can begin with the highest, the Seraphim, the Cherubim, the
    • rise beyond the Seraphim, we should get into the realm of
    • the Divine Trinity. What is it then that the Seraphim, Cherubim,
    • between the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones and men, that since the
    • that they receive from the Godhead. Anything like deliberation,
    • judgment, consideration, does not exist in the sphere of those
    • are the conditions of the highest Hierarchies.
    • When we descend to the next Hierarchy, to those Beings whom we call
    • the Godhead, just as with the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones. The
    • impossible for the Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones to say that they
    • Hierarchies said to themselves: ‘Never could that arise which
    • threefold Hierarchy, could not have had the power to become evil of
    • and it was the Beings of the third threefold Hierarchy, and only
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    • spring courage and perseverance. But courage, perseverance and belief
    • due to happen through the interaction of forces which are in the
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    • of ancient wisdom in general, in the light which may be kindled by the
    • body and the Ego are liberated and live in another world. Thus in the
    • liberation from his sense-body in a certain way with darkness; he
    • Organisation, and it is therefore imperative to bear this continually
    • often stated. Such a co-operation as normally only takes place at the
    • brought about. The etheric body must be liberated from the condition
    • out. And if we have patience and perseverance and energy and strength
    • deadening of interest in the outer world at last liberates a strong
    • This inward liberation, this inward realisation of oneself as a
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    • minerals, belonging to the lower realms of nature, may arouse an
    • illusion of permanence within the physical world, but if the mineral
    • have brought forward this example deliberately, because it affords
    • place with considerable suddenness. Just as in the plant there is a
    • will leave-out of consideration the first separation occurring during
    • deliberately) changed into the form of man with arms outstretched in
    • a surer herald of the Christ than the mighty phenomenon, visible
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    • mineral kingdoms during the course of our Earth evolution All such
    • was compared to the present mineral vegetable, animal and human
    • period for the mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms as they
    • surrounds us today. The outer forms of the minerals, the plants, the
    • and venerable India, of the Persian sages, of the Egyptian
    • Herakleitos, of Plato and of later sages can be traced back to him.
    • statement is justified by the fact that it deliberately opposes the
    • I have said here in general terms I should like to illustrate by an
    • now pass on to another consideration. Suppose we take this being
    • aspect of this matter. The Christ is heralded, and Jahve or Jehovah
    • a prophetic heralding of Christ. Indra himself passed to a higher
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    • and as the new era approached he was overcome by the powers of the
    • first epochs at all events of the old Atlantean era, was possessed by
    • cooperation of the mind of the peoples with the wisdom of the
    • incarnation to another were generally able to find better vehicles in
    • world a preliminary development of the moral nature was imperatively
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    • made its appearance in several places. The group gathering round
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    • co-operate with the physical body during the Atlantean era in the way
    • live in an era in which the etheric body is slowly emerging from the
    • literature. There was, as it were, a primeval wisdom. The reason why
    • in his consciousness a kind of memory through the partially liberated
    • life, let us say, from 3000 BC to our own era, and on to 3000 AD had
    • speech, we define in a much more spiritual sense than is generally
    • will, as a general rule, if you are only provided with the external
    • consideration when we approach the study of ancient documents. That
    • enumerated. They are placed in the following order: earth, water,
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    • also consider the evolution of our earth and of the world in general
    • consideration the fact that the reality is infinitely deeper than men
    • can generally realise. At a time when both outward turning and inward
    • that human evolution in the post-Atlantean era is divided into the
    • are now in the fifth epoch of civilisation of the post-Atlantean era.
    • they are. And hence arose the infinite veneration for the Vedas
    • turn to the Amshaspands, are generally called Izets or Izarads and
    • considerably. Accordingly man experienced wisdom of the external
    • utterances ‘Chaldean Proverbs’; and the collection of
    • interaction both without and within. On the inward way he met the
    • heralding the Christ who unites the two paths. Jahve or Jehovah is a
    • another in space demand our consideration.
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    • ancestry and descent, the blood poured — itself from generation
    • to generation, from father to child and grandchildren, those who were
    • of blood through the generations following each other in time,
    • civilisations of the post-Atlantean era, which had gone through the
    • civilisations of the post Atlantean era, who appears in each epoch in
    • teachings of the post-Atlantean era. This Bodhisattva spirit of the
    • post-Atlantean era has taken human form many times, but one such
    • our era. This exalted Being who, as Teacher, had by that time
    • remained the same as he was six hundred years before our era. But it
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • The present General Assembly, which brings our members
    • in Düsseldorf on the hierarchies, those in Basel on The Gospel
    • General Assembly, when the German Section was founded, I delivered
    • Mysteries of Ephesus had penetrated was Heraclitus. He then
    • could be generally understood. In reading the doctrines of
    • Heraclitus, “The Obscure,” we still find immediate
    • method persisted through the generations. Everything we have in the
    • harmony, the heart is healthy; if any one element preponderates, it
    • enumeration of the five senses: feeling (touch), smell, taste,
    • enumeration. Science, it is true, has now added three more senses to
    • an interaction with the outer world begins. The first of such
    • increase in the intimacy of the interaction. We penetrate still
    • through. The sense of temperature, the seventh, carries us
    • nature through and through, as in the case of temperature, but their
    • The temperature is even throughout objects. Tone causes their inner
    • Now I have enumerated ten senses and have not mentioned
    • tossed in with our seventh sense, temperature. Only in this meaning,
    • however, as the sense of temperature, has it in the first instance
    • temperature sense — the same skin that serves also as the organ
    • Up to and including the sense of temperature we can
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    • lecture we merely enumerated them, though in a manner gleaned from
    • their relationships are not known, but rather, we enumerated them all
    • research discloses first a peculiar co-operation of the physical and
    • This condition operates in such a way that when the balance is
    • have a sense of equilibrium. Mental derailments of this type derive
    • touch has already been indicated. As generally described, it is a
    • In this realm the spirit is literally tangible.
    • feelings and their interaction.
    • Seventh among the senses is that of temperature, and
    • temperature by sending its astral substance outward. An experience of
    • in a bath of the same temperature as our own body, when equilibrium
    • temperature only when warmth or cold can flow out of or into us. When
    • our surroundings are at a low temperature we let warmth flow into
    • them; when our own temperature is low we let warmth flow into us.
    • involved. If we are in contact with an object whose temperature is
    • temperature. The human being can contribute nothing; he possesses
    • higher than that of temperature. No higher senses, therefore, could
    • hear. These beings are at the same time the Spirits of the several
    • the sense of sound, which in a systematic enumeration of the senses
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • there is a difference. In clairvoyants these senses operate by
    • From back to front there is co-operation of the sentient soul and the
    • being a cooperation of the current passing from back to front and the
    • should be understood as meaning that it operates in a current upward
    • how these separate currents interact in man; what we then see is the
    • body and ego, etheric body and physical body — are to cooperate
    • consider all that the human heart achieves — the co-operation
    • general way, anyone can become convinced of the existence of the
    • place without an underlying will, without the co-operation of spirit,
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    • beings, for they had to counteract what was already developed in one
    • and the general background, we ask in what manner these forces
    • man had to develop speech. In what manner do group souls operate on
    • of it as comes into consideration — moved eastward, but pure
    • must operate too, and for that purpose must develop the necessary
    • organs. So we ask how they do this? How do they live and operate in
    • co-operate. But when the soul life proper commences, beyond
    • In such considerations we find the means for comprehending all cultural
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    • T THE General Meeting last year you heard a
    • will come to meet us, as it were. A variety of considerations will
    • interaction of bodily weal and woe, and the forms of the soul life.
    • of the soul life calls for consideration of the adjacent realms.
    • us — animals, plants, minerals, clouds, rivers — whatever
    • contact with the external stimulus. The impression, the interaction
    • NOTE: Knüpfen means literally to knot together.]
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    • Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
    • Action and Interaction
    • from a quite abstract consideration of this contrast we can learn
    • specially prepared for the recitation, cuts and alterations were
    • The alterations were made for the following reason.
    • approaches Goethe with such profound veneration as I feel for him may
    • upon a drama; we seek to approach it in timid veneration, because
    • deal. Such considerations are far more important than is generally
    • so-called educated ones. In general, people are far less bored in the
    • and eradicated. At that time people analyzed life correctly,
    • the far-reaching consequences of this alteration, this abolition of
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • The depths of that unutterable feeling,
    • impressions are characterized by an operation of the attention that
    • artistic considerations can it happen that desire flows to the
    • In this connection we must also give due consideration
    • NOTE: Literally, anti-will, or counter-will. Widerwille is a
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: IV. Consciousness and the Soul Life.
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    • no alterations. The form in which it was written, with its mighty
    • Such considerations can show you that actually your ego
    • of the co-operation of the various worlds in the human soul can be
    • Innumerable riddles will be solved for you if you will
    • As an example, take someone in whom the reasoning ego preponderates.
    • crossroads, a vantage point from which vigorous co-operation in this
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    • of man. He speaks of the spirit as of something superadded to the
    • superadded to the human body and soul. Therefore, when a human being
    • specifically spiritual tie comes into consideration, other than the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • include a consideration of what contemporary science has to say about
    • mineral world and became complicated. That is, that it did not gather
    • built up man out of a combination and co-operation of purely physical
    • images of the thought world, but there are innumerable
    • book dealing generally with imagination as a world-creative
    • doctrine) until death severs the union and brings liberation and
    • deliverance, at least from this union. The spirit of man would in
    • miserable, weary imprisonment to their parents, with whom they have
    • the spirit as it is represented by spiritual science in general and
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    • something in us, achieves something, operates in us, then what had
    • laterally on the side of imagination and on that of intuition, but it
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • with general, vague ideas about repeated earth lives. We could ask
    • this utterance of the eighteenth century theosophists into more
    • That wonderful utterance of the eighteenth century
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    • of years before the Christian era we find that a Festival was
    • falls while it is still winter, but Nature is already heralding a
    • longer give much consideration.
    • our forefathers looked up with such veneration and the very soul of
    • heralds. The Old Testament, too, speaks of the ravens in the story of
    • relation of the future to the ideal of mankind generally. As humanity
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    • Herald the solemn hour; for them first brightens
    • several creeds.
    • the material is obliterated: the sun of the Spirit alone lives within
    • "He must increase, but I must decrease!" John, the herald of the
    • Hero was regarded as the embodiment of this inalterable rhythm;
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    • during the first three centuries of our era. It was the Festival which
    • The hearts and minds of those who in the early centuries of our era
    • and the new eras, whose conception of the Christ Mystery differed in
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    • celebrating a festival of mere custom — as is so general nowadays —
    • worlds, with the Hierarchies ranged in their order, one above the
    • spiritual Hierarchies to enter into the sheaths of a mortal man — all
    • to the obliteration of insight into the essential nature of Christ.
    • cosmos, comes into operation when a human being enters physical
    • it, not in wide-awake consciousness, but as it were heralded in dream.
    • ancient times the holy mystery of the generation of a human being was
    • the several tribes who belong to the Ingaevones) " specially revere
    • What had once been general in the colder regions, here became
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    • In Eastern literature there is a Hymn to the God Varuna which says
    • You will generally find it stated in books today that nobody knows
    • wisdom remained. In the first centuries of our era, certain Gnostic
    • evident in the war), men spoke of Christ but were really venerating
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    • a contribution to the times was made in the fourth century of our era.
    • miraculous way from generation to generation until the age of the
    • to obliterate understanding of these things. Nobody in our days can
    • the Godhead may be venerated as the Father Principle but that the
    • Godhead can also be conceived as the Son. Humanity in general, as well
    • mankind in general and in Christianity too. Men who were possessed of
    • would operate fully in times still to come, in accordance with the
    • everywhere been heralded in the sanctuaries and holy places of the
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    • and deep deliberation, the historian answered: The method I have
    • to, stands in no connection with the general history of the world in
    • minor parts which compose them, belongs to the general history of the
    • world, to the general religion of the world, the religion we have
    • is woven by the affairs of the several peoples, for it is concerned
    • with human affairs in general, within the orbit of general human
    • the Christ Being. I spoke of this to-day at the funeral of one taken
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    • Today, on the occasion of our General Meeting, I feel it incumbent
    • general idea of the Bodhisattvas and their mission. We must accustom
    • not made only in what is generally described in external history; for
    • recognise the actual progress and alteration in the development of
    • was born in the sixth century before our era, and Euripides, who was
    • and became one of the forces now within it. The alteration that has
    • and average quality that is being developed is the consciousness soul
    • before our era, Buddha had the task of introducing the spiritual-soul
    • one generation to another? He was not only to influence the inner
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • Group-Meetings for a considerable time. It is well, now and then, to
    • enough merely to acquire this knowledge as a general conviction
    • study, not only the generalities, but the deeper things that Spiritual
    • general doctrine to the different experiences of life, when we become
    • Karma says in a general sense that there is a connection in the
    • containing water — and two metal balls of the normal temperature
    • so much we can look up to and venerate, without being able to
    • but that one should speak of the spiritual world in general
    • tendencies and are deprived of what counteracts them. The belief in
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    • generation to generation, from the time of Abraham, so as to bring
    • descent from one generation to the next — were based entirely on
    • in intensity from the oldest generations of the time of Abraham down
    • beginning of our era, according to the modern reckoning of time. When
    • does Indian philosophy, with the year 3101 before our era. The Age was
    • brings about to a still greater extent the consideration of one man
    • Matthew's Gospel, generally known as the Sermon on the Mount. Each
    • first years of our era on earth, in the flesh. In accordance with the
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    • duty of developing in successive generations, from father to son, from
    • more and more ennobled in the course of the descent from generation to
    • generation. It had to be made as perfect as possible for the
    • (extending from Abraham to Solomon or David), the generations were
    • the generations, become the proper ego-vehicle for the high being who
    • propagated by descent through the generations, and appeared in its
    • the Paraclete. This is literally contained in the second sentence of
    • Christianity in some dogmatic collateral signification or side issue,
    • put at the beginning of our era in a different way from that in which
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    • between the two; it would consist of a happy average of both. Of
    • this. We must take into consideration the fact that a man is only male
    • comet in the year 1759. The commonplace materialistical literature of
    • documents in Eastern literature full of a peculiar tragical
    • why Eastern literature speaks with such tragic despair of the vanished
    • the Land which according to Eastern Literature has disappeared, but
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    • from four different sides, and we touched upon several of the secrets
    • about five hundred years before the Christian era, we come to the
    • that name. Five hundred years before the Christian era the greatest
    • out of consideration; for our own souls were then too far removed from
    • Sicily to-day. The body of Empedokles forms a considerable part of the
    • attained. It is through the co-operative effects of differentiation
    • Romans quite familiar with it, it had then become a word in general
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    • searches through the several records of olden times that are supposed
    • of Nazareth lived at the beginning of our era. He then tries, by the
    • existence concerning a sort of pre-Christian Jesus, and that several
    • the general idea — The author of The Christ Myth now asks:
    • the fact that He was on the earth at the beginning of our era.’
    • this we realise, apart from all other considerations, the weight of
    • yet egoism and envy has considerable power over them. In the
    • Through such considerations as these, which lift us above the limits
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    • the Hierarchies, on the visions that surround us. Therefore, the
    • feeling that develops little by little. Beings of the Hierarchies are
    • receive the light of the Hierarchies. Generally speaking almost every
    • the higher Hierarchies. Today every person who dies and enters the
    • spiritual world will reach the stage where the Hierarchies illumine
    • The influence of the Hierarchies, this light-giving that occurs in
    • light of higher Hierarchies could dim our consciousness. Then we
    • will keep our soul open to the light of the Hierarchies. Recently I
    • time due to the general and philosophical egoism that prevails. In
    • period, we shall be able to cooperate in the correction of the faults
    • You will notice that in our considerations we have reached the
    • to further considerations. 
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    • considerations have led us to the point where consciousness after
    • may cause a shock. It is imperative not only to understand our
    • on earth what the mineral, the plant, the animal, air and water,
    • In fact, the overall picture of your present incarnation corresponds
    • influences that now begin to be operative.
    • Thus we have reached the point where we began our consideration
    • the cosmos, we wish to cooperate in the right shaping of our further
    • earth. Many say this. The above consideration regarding the period
    • Another question can be answered by these considerations. It is often
    • What I have described refers to the average person. For example, in
    • operates so that the cosmic sleep shortens the period that we spend in
    • Moreover, I have only described an average case because I have
    • Fundamentally, there is a considerable difference between souls who
    • spiritual world between death and rebirth we must say quite literally
    • sense impressions. I explained how the light of the Hierarchies falls
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    • worth of the ego is less than it was before the utterance was made.
    • lectures on the Spiritual Hierarchies. Thus as man ascends into the
    • also comes into consideration then, ideas a man has evolved during
    • off, incarcerate us in the realm of the spirit, make us prisoners of
    • utterance Kant made as though instinctively. He said that the two
    • several religions, but say that they all come from the same source,
    • utterance is made at one time in order to corrupt humanity at the
    • one utterance or the other may be found, but never both. Close
    • utterances have become an integral part of Christianity shows clearly
    • justified? Is it because a Hindu might also demand that veneration be
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    • to cooperate, but also the initiates who lived on earth. They do not
    • spiritual beings of the higher hierarchies illumine us. It is as if
    • only learn to know the spiritual hierarchies in the Mercury sphere if
    • unfold his activity as it was before the severance. He does not
    • Kant made the remarkable utterance of a man who understands morality
    • is unalterable. We ascend, the beings approach us. We enter into a
    • when he is clearly visible, illumined by the light of the Hierarchies
    • man. This is to be taken literally, otherwise it would not make any
    • cultivation of general human love, but it will receive by way of
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    • considerable soul difficulties in the super-sensible world. For
    • side by a glimmering light points to the approach of the hierarchies
    • brought with us. Now the life of the higher hierarchies begin to
    • we have reached the end of the kamaloca period, we literally extend
    • Spiritual Hierarchies and Their Reflection in the
    • moral attitude of soul. A considerable difference is perceptible and
    • from without, the Beings of the higher hierarchies are able to
    • spirits into the ranks of the hierarchies and to have communion with
    • source. Their founders have had to reckon with the temperament of the
    • in general to the groupings of people here on earth because racial
    • the several religions, finding and giving understanding in them.
    • peoples. This is a factor of considerable importance that is also
    • higher hierarchies. But this power gradually vanishes, becomes dimmer
    • cases because I do not wish to state thereby a general law. When a
    • several religions to one another. We must grow beyond a narrowly
    • but the two utterances mean the opposite for man. Indeed, shattering
    • himself with universal love, a general love for humanity. But what is
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    • on earth. Yet, generally speaking, there is little prospect that a
    • consideration. The relationships after death are still in accordance
    • established on earth. One literally feels in a state of coercion.
    • astral body. Things of considerable significance and of which we are
    • with the considerable service and the acts of charity that the living
    • We have once again considered matters of considerable importance in
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    • all our considerations. That is why we can attach a certain
    • been described in many different ways. Today our considerations will
    • begin with a general survey.
    • behind in the Moon sphere and there it remains. It cannot be erased
    • generally not possible to find human beings apart from those with
    • to these happenings. Of all else he is ignorant. In general he
    • happen and yet is of considerable importance. What does this mean?
    • consideration of all the elements involved, we might become aware
    • that sprout and carry ears. This is literally so, for the
    • that have been elaborated on earth. In general we can say that we
    • has been drawn previously to something of considerable importance
    • considerable amount of understanding.
    • time needs to experience the cosmos by living into a consideration of
    • Such considerations, related as they are to recent research, help us
  • Title: Life Between ... VIII: Between Death and a New Birth
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    • considerations, you will remember that spiritual science rightly
    • general answers are of little avail and it is preferable to consider
    • cooperation between both worlds will come about. The dead can also
    • from such considerations?
    • every morning. This throws considerable light on the interplay
    • in the underworld meant to lead a miserable existence. Before the
    • unconsciousness, the more miserable is the destiny he will encounter
  • Title: Life Between ... IX: Life After Death
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    • devote a part of their forces to considerations that for others
    • It is my intention on this occasion not to unfold general theories
    • do in fact stem from a consideration of life between death and a new
    • stars. What we term the higher hierarchies in spiritual science today
    • literal sense of the word. This is truly the language that we must be
    • sicknesses such as plague and cholera swept Europe. Materialistic
    • shows clearly that certain faculties are passed from generation to
    • generation by way of heredity.”
    • Man imagines that he has reached a considerable degree of wisdom when
    • the several organs are still undeveloped, and we are endowed with
    • lest we gradually be obliterated from the world. A person could
    • maintain, however, that he wants to obliterate himself from the
    • and reach an understanding. The utterances that come to us out of
    • are heard. And the voices of the various hierarchical beings can also
    • these considerations, and it is my deepest hope that it may grow ever
  • Title: Life Between ... X: Anthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life
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    • pause in our anthroposophical considerations and raise the question
    • though not the only one, is the consideration of the life of the
    • experience. But one may add that in such considerations one has the
    • understanding under considerable difficulty, or not at all, because a
    • probabilities. The considerable number of herring in the ocean is a
    • This twofold consideration will indicate the radical change that will
    • find that Ahriman has a considerable number of recruits. Love of ease
    • to shape the general form archetypally. This makes the opposite
    • to the physical world. One has to make a considerable effort, by way
  • Title: Life Between ... XI: The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond
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    • beings of higher hierarchies and certain elemental beings. If a
    • forces of higher hierarchies in the darkness. Man, then between death
    • would become less and less able. For if a person has deliberately
    • with deliberate dullness in one incarnation will find that Lucifer
    • do all they can to place themselves in the limelight. A consideration
    • preceded by yet another life on earth during which they deliberately
    • should hold onto the fact that life on earth is of considerable
    • Buddha thus accomplished his last earthly life. A considerable number
    • souls, even if they now have reached a considerable degree of
    • super-sensible hierarchy of whom Buddha, or more accurately, of whom
    • light-filled impulses of the higher hierarchies, and that then
    • mind that we encounter the beings of the Higher Hierarchies, but
    • him considerably by reading to him, by making him familiar with what
    • presents considerable difficulties today because the general lack of
    • to evoke a feeling for this by today's considerations.
  • Title: Life Between ... XII: Life Between Death and Rebirth 1
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    • hierarchies. Man must encounter these beings because this enables him
    • that one particular hierarchical order bestows these, another those,
    • hierarchies that he needs in order to adapt to his individuality what
    • how man receives the gifts of the beings of the hierarchies whom he
    • hierarchies as if stumbling in the darkness without being able to
    • receive the corresponding gifts from the higher hierarchies because
    • hierarchies between death and rebirth one must be able to behold, to
    • presence of the beings of the higher hierarchies.
    • do not tread in darkness through the realm of the higher hierarchies
    • the beings of the higher hierarchies so that they can rightly hand
    • hierarchies approach us. Whether we encounter them so that we can
    • higher hierarchies. When such a soul enters a new earthly existence
    • beings of the higher hierarchies cannot be received rightly. They
    • Liberal Thinking Calendar of the Free-Thinkers (Freidenkerkalender)
    • eminently logical, and that is regarded as profound by a considerable
    • short-sighted of all ideologies. Thus, all therapeutic forces in the
    • air, or healing forces in the water, or other therapeutic influences
    • materialistic therapeutic theories. The way in which healing
    • higher hierarchies send their powers of well-being from the
    • hierarchies. The seer can perceive how during a particular phase of
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    • own cravings for a considerable time. Even outwardly it is easy to
    • Something else comes into consideration. There are people who nurture
    • Pandora shows that Goethe made such considerable artistic
    • contact with the higher hierarchies and receiving the gifts they
    • literally we bear within us what we have lived through in a planetary
    • possessed by humanity, about the several bodies composing the
    • there are itinerants from all the other planets in our environment.
    • itinerants among the other planetary “men,” if one might
    • two collateral events. The Buddha had risen to the highest point
    • upon us is what we ourselves have inscribed in the several spheres.
    • through the several planetary spheres. Here is the real reason why
    • It is because he actually passes through the several planetary
    • several spheres he becomes a servant of one or the other of the
    • higher hierarchies.
    • deliberately to ignore his imperfections, he would, it is true,
  • Title: Life Between ... XIV: Further Facts About Life Between Death and Rebirth
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    • would like to present supplementary considerations to add to what is
    • gate of death. If we were to go back several thousand of years, we
    • must not escape his mental representation, so to speak. In general,
    • investigation observes a considerable difference after death between
    • hierarchies. Consciousness is not extinguished then, and what awaits
    • or the beings of the higher hierarchies.
    • understanding every human experience. Christianity is a general
  • Title: Life Between ... XV: Intercourse With the Dead
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    • tell us certain facts about the physical and chemical laws operating
    • realizes that all the beings of the hierarchies can never know death.
    • Now it is literally true that man, when he has crossed the portal of
    • earth because of an exaggerated sense of egoism is only able to live
    • and minerals, so then we live in the universe. The universe becomes
    • spiritual science, with beings of the higher hierarchies, he would
    • The time comes, however, when more general connections are necessary.
    • One need not take an intolerant attitude toward other religions. The
    • contact with the general stream of evolution. We understand
    • the other hierarchical beings in the right manner for his next
    • support. He now receives from beings of the higher hierarchies forces
    • people. Lucifer has to cooperate to this end so that the time and
    • that the higher hierarchies, supported again by Lucifer, must work in
    • conception the individual receives the forces that cooperate in the
    • formation of his own body, namely, of the head and the general bodily
    • brain to its general structure. Such an individuality did not find
    • These matters are of considerable importance and also show the
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    • without a book, and thereby perform a considerable deed of love for
    • and even the beings of the higher hierarchies. This is due to the
  • Title: Lecture I: Human and Cosmic Thought
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • IN THESE four lectures which I am giving in the course of our General
    • with its colour, with its several corners, but you must always say to
    • and much more often than is generally supposed. Many people, when
    • of what are called “universals”, general concepts, and
    • In order to make this clear, let us take a general concept that is
    • collective or general triangle must contain everything that a
    • that includes the specific triangles, but a general concept of the
    • another. There are these single lions, but there is no general lion
    • is not this ‘lion-in-general’ and the
    • ‘triangle-in-general’. I find it far from clear.”
    • lion-in-general, then you must take me somewhere where it exists. If
    • proved to me that a ‘lion-in-general’ exists.” ...
    • show him the “lion-in-general”, you would be in a
    • any doubter to the ‘lion-in-general.’ It really can't
    • of human cognition in general.
    • thing-in-general whether we clarify the question by means of the
    • acute-angled triangle; it is not a general triangle. The triangle can
    • hold of the triangle in its general form; we fail to get there only
    • if we are content with one triangle. The general thought,
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • between the general concept of the “triangle-in-general”
    • maintained that general concepts had no reality, but were merely
    • general concepts are not mere words, but refer to quite definite
    • deeply into the literature of Realism and Nominalism during these
    • Let us imagine the way in which one forms general concepts; the way
    • Then one has formed a general concept. All these creatures have
    • Hence we now have the general concept “Cats” and the
    • general concept “Pussy”, and a large number of individual
    • creatures belonging in both cases to the general concept. And yet no
    • one will maintain that the general concept “Pussy” has
    • the same significance as the general concept “Cats”. Here
    • the real difference comes out. In forming the general concept “Pussy”
    • the general concept “Cats” we have taken the line of
    • said in the last lecture, that in order to find the general concept
    • in general. As applied to the nature of numbers, Nominalism is
    • specific existence. External things are related to general concepts
    • conceptions of the world. People generally are not inclined, when
    • some realm of thought somebody has got hold of the idea “general
    • whole make-up of the world. This sentence, “general concepts
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.