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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • Therefore, a person seeking mystical development must first of all
    • the first step in the direction of higher learning, a person must free
    • not happen immediately. First, the soul must be prepared for this
    • in the first four sentences of the book,
    • must hear the other out first, and this listening is an
    • first of all removing hindrances that walled up his soul. Ever and
    • these delicate soul structures first begin to perceive comes to
    • development.. The three first-mentioned virtues, however, will lead to
    • initiation. During the first stage or level, man's being is prepared
    • The first four sentences of
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • the first railway was to be built from Berlin to Potsdam, the head of
    • finally, had one spoken of women's lack of influence in the first
    • life of the first half of the 19th century and sees what sort of
    • first, the physical body; second, the etheric body; third, the astral
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • too loftily to spiritual realms, thus losing the firm ground under
    • First, inner warmth is produced and second, something that is less
    • possess a force, it must first be acquired, and in milk we see one
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • first pole is complete surrender to contemplation, to thought, in
    • self-knowledge, the more you will find confirmation of the truth of
    • The life of the human soul as presented here, first from external,
    • fire the streams flowing from heart to brain that this knowledge can
    • life of the Earth and will become visible — at first to a small
    • flesh is weak. This will change, because the moral fire streaming from
    • Enlightenment, pure Akashic forms, bathed in fire, lit by the sun,
    • it possible for the Sons of Fire and of Light to move about the Earth,
    • Fire and Light. This teacher — the Maitreya Buddha — will
    • teachings concerning the Christ Being and the Sons of Fire — the
    • Sons of Fire, will appear in a physical body as Bodhisattva, can be
    • recognised by the fact that in the first instance his early
    • that has first to be created, for no human being to-day could formulate
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • however, that life itself, if one is attentive to it, confirms what spiritual
    • anything but foolish. Nevertheless, suppose that children were first taught
    • carry it out. Others, still, cannot bring themselves to will firmly what they
    • the child, especially during the first seven years, and it will soon become
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • which was first published many
    • dispute. This law, first formulated by
    • gain for ourselves in the first half of life and that predominate in
    • Can our present age be compared with the first part of human life,
    • with the first thirty to thirty-five years, or with the latter part.
    • education strongly confirms the fact that humanity has now passed
    • the first kind, under the guidance of the centers' leaders, especially
    • society only if they had first passed through a spiritual development
    • attaining to certain definite experiences the soul must first
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • Nathan Jesus. He appeared then for the first time as a human being in an
    • first time in 1705 as "The Triumph of Death" (see reproduction:
    • eternal being during the first three years of childhood. I have tried to
    • elements of water, fire, air and earth, all active as demoniacal forces.
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • about by the first three events pour into the Earth from out the
    • approached in these first stages of his life by means of our external
    • first begins to lisp, accustom him to pronounce the name of Christ,
    • glimmerings of a feeling for Christ. Nor during the first few years
    • poured the Ego into man out of their own substance. And the first
    • If, during the old Lemurian epoch, the first Christ-Event had not
    • This was a first stage of the Mystery of Golgotha. The consequence was
    • the first Christ Event, poured in with the forces of the physical Sun.
    • helpless state and managing for the first time to stand upright or
    • possible because the first Christ-Event took place in the old Lemurian
    • Atlantean man was actually the first to learn to speak, and the
    • upright he made himself independent of the first stream. If he had
    • enables man to stand upright. Their souls had first to undergo the
    • This outpouring occurred for the first time in the Lemurian epoch when
    • humanity that the first words of the Gospel of St. John may be set
    • but in the etheric, and connected with the first kindling of the power
    • of Memory, with the first kindling of the Christ-permeated Memory —
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • relation to all the activities of our consciousness soul, we must first
    • the splendor of surrounding nature is Christ's first sacrifice. By ensouling
    • the selfish senses in man. That was the first step leading to the Mystery of
    • I owe to Christ's first sacrifice in preparation for the Mystery of
    • In the first period of the Atlantean evolution selfishness tried — this
    • event in the first Atlantean epoch when, in supramundane spheres, the
    • longer realize it but in the first centuries of Christianity the Christian
    • become disordered through Lucifer; in the first Atlantean period the vital
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • I'd like to ask your forgiveness, first of all, for being unable to
    • order to do so, I must first say something about the nature and
    • nature of hydrogen can be discerned without first extracting it from
    • I'd like to describe this experience to you in detail. We notice first
    • soul-spiritual element from our external bodily nature. First we get to
    • remains separate at first, but then it combines with other substances,
    • The first stage of spiritual research is separation of the
    • This is the second exercise, and it must alternate with the first. The
    • consciously. Adding this exercise in devotion to the first, he will
    • what it has to say from Buddhism; it is firmly founded on the premises
    • point of view, confirms what the Gospels relate. Through the Event on
    • science whether it opposes what it finds in Christianity! It affirms
    • “Look at the firmament, the blue vault of the heavens. The limitations
    • of “firmament of time,” to birth and death as the boundaries of
    • death as a “firmament of time” because of the limitations of human
    • spiritual researcher must point out that this “time firmament”
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • The decision to construct the first Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland
    • will be to make two ideas visible. Firstly, it will be important to
    • perceives first as the soul world — and then as something that feels
    • death filled with firmly defined ether bodies.
    • century. This is alluded to in my first mystery play
    • at first a few, and gradually more and more souls will know that the
    • perceive them first of all and would have a distorted vision of the
    • fires raging in this war, however, are intended to warn and admonish
    • British Isles. He was one of the first to return British medals,
    • of the real spirit of his people, he nevertheless confirms by the
    • death confirm in a more or less conscious way that there is a
    • through death and in so doing, affirmed the truth of the spiritual
    • own way, is on firm ground. Spiritual science, however, must be active
    • pronouncement was first made by Karl von Linné in his
    • der Einweihung” (“The Portal of Initiation”), first
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • the first preeminently moral trait that will characterize the cultured
    • In the first post-Atlantean epoch, too, in communities that in those
    • peculiar to the first, the ancient Indian epoch, men were concerned
    • truth so. In the first epoch of culture, what was to descend from the
    • civilizations were like little children in the first epoch. Forces
    • lived in Athens felt himself to be first and foremost an
    • the fifth post-Atlantean epoch. In Rome, the human being was first and
    • adhere firmly to the thought: We are the last people in Europe to
    • our working groups. What holds Eastern Europe so firmly to the group
    • his identity first. If a being claiming to be God were to appear, we
    • Hast thou thy countenance revealed in fire.
    • The giant firs, in falling neighbor bough
    • living Christ in us, the Christ Who needs no document nor has first to
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • pilgrimage through the starry world. The first thing which they had to do,
    • change expression, but in a certain way the bodily form has grown firm
    • We are now living in the fifth epoch of the first post-Atlantean age;
    • in future we shall be so firmly bound to a rigid physiognomy, will
    • world-conception MUST NOT triumph! Let this be our firm and unshakeable
    • evolution of humanity which we can mark with a thick line. At first,
    • which come to us from outside. We face a time in which we shall first
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • first considering what Spiritual Science asserts, and then attacking it, but
    • of the earth ball had established itself firmly even at the time when Goethe
    • The first thing apparent to a spiritual researcher is that the human being, as
    • Spiritual sight beholds in the period of childhood the first member of this
    • During this first period, the amount of development in the human being is
    • beings learn from mother or nurse during the first years of life more than
    • union with the human nature, an inner life makes its first appearance which
    • replace it. It will not at first be easy for those unaccustomed to deal with
    • Among the many rejoinders one was written by a man who at first did not
    • largely influential in exhausting the first edition of the article very
    • connection I brought out points of importance in the first lecture I gave
    • first, facts unconditionally deriving from divine revelation and accepted
    • Symphony of Beethoven. When this art-work was given for the first time the
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • tendencies to evil. We must, in the first place, altogether abstract
    • domains. The first is this: Man as he evolves towards the future will
    • On various occasions, as a first step towards an understanding of this
    • will require of mankind the first suggestions of these things —
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • the Greco-Latin civilization from the first half of the 15th century,
    • put up a bridge, but it will collapse at the first opportunity. It
    • our fellow-men and acting upon this love at the first opportunity,
    • has first gained through robbing his fellow-men in a truly patriarchal
    • are placed. We must at first lay the foundations for such
    • creative being must first be present in this period, when anti-social
    • you, appeared in 1848. It was the first document, the first seed in
    • is firmly anchored in the soul, in the Central European countries, it
    • super-sensible Mysteries, that the first more important event in their
    • with them? Then the first important experience which comes to our
    • Europeans will first become aware of this conflict. The experience of
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Therefore Hermann Grimm, too, firmly rooted as he was in the Goethean
    • first time, that the essentially corpse-like quality in the findings of
    • Germanic world during the first centuries after the founding of
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • As you know, the first of the capacities that leads man into super-sensible
    • puberty, and from puberty till about the twenty-first year. If you do not
    • man's organization during the first seven years of his life, become, as it
    • twenty-first year — it would be too much of an assertion to say that this
    • considerable difference in this respect in the first, second and third stage
    • twenty-first year. The will working in us up till the seventh year works
    • So we have the earth's interior in the first period of life; encircling air in
    • first year. Not until the age of twenty-one does man tear himself away, as
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • a firm, self-enclosed block; but it is also inwardly differentiated
    • perceive — but dimly and without firm definition — single
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • Think of a person whose soul is fired with enthusiasm for a high moral
    • enthusiasm which fires the soul penetrates into the bones and muscles
    • more vigorous activity in the warmth-organism when the soul is fired
    • him through the fact that he can be fired with enthusiasm for moral
    • letting your deeds be fired by moral ideals ... all this goes down
    • that which quickens those moral ideals which fire man with enthusiasm.
    • Moral ideas, or ideas of a moral-religious character, which fire us
    • these men pictured the sun, we must say: They pictured it first and
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • within us a seed, a germinating entity which, first and foremost, is
    • the will. The law of the conservation of matter and energy affirmed by
    • consciousness clings so firmly that it can do no other than conceive
    • the atoms, which are considered to be firmly fixed realities. And
    • because man cannot free himself in his thoughts from these firmly
    • once been firmly fixed in thought must also be as firmly fixed in
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • of humanity ever since. Many things in human evolution may at first appear
    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • Isis had to set out on her search for him, how she first brought him back
    • a new way. They must realize that they must first of all seek Isis, in
    • Christians in the first Christian centuries, and who felt the Mystery of
    • peace, only because first of all it brings an inner peace into the hearts
    • understanding the one who appeared among human beings on the first
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • our geometry and mathematics. Euclid was the first to give geometry to
    • world must be described from within; but we must first get into the
    • shown how the Mystery of Golgotha was grasped in the first centuries
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • feeling of standing on firm ground; he sees himself being hurled
    • man must needs first cross the Threshold before he can come into those
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • being. Two aspects of the will can be distinguished. — There is first
    • our judgments are affirmative. We have arrived at something which, as
    • We affirm and negate. We do not come to the point of actual antipathy;
    • affirmative judgment becomes experience of light. The same could be
    • of negation, light in the direction of affirmation.
    • antipathy into negative judgments and sympathy into affirmative
    • affirmation or antipathetic negation. When you look at Egyptian
    • forms give expression to sympathetic affirmation or antipathetic
    • first time in the days of Constantine, had destroyed. Countless
    • Indeed during the first centuries of Christendom, Christ was still a
    • priests of the Romans, and even the first Emperors — Augustus, for
    • that which became Western when the Greeks see Troy on fire, become
    • history can fire us with enthusiasm; and this same enthusiasm will
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • value as sounds. In Greek culture we still have a name for the first
    • as Man called the first letter of the alphabet ‘Alpha’, he
    • expressed in the first letter of the alphabet.
    • learned how on his way down he first gathers to him the influences of
    • the firmament of the fixed stars, represented in the signs of the
    • firmament — the Zodiac.
    • in the abstract by saying: Man is composed first of physical body,
    • The first is abstraction, the second reality.
    • nothing to do with the first. The one is not concerned with the other.
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • the first periods of life, and it is many years since I first
    • our usual standards, but it meets the case exactly.) The first etheric
    • structures, radiantly present in the astral body in the first days of
    • first place that every single organ bears within it, in a sense, an
    • mist, new differentiations come into it from another side — first
    • hold together what he had first formed within him as an essence out of
    • first drawn together his etheric body, comes into union with this. But
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • A single lecture first published 1927 by the Anthroposophical Publishing
    • As the human being stands before us we see, in the first place, his
    • establishes man's true and original sense of existence so firmly as a
    • first to “prove all things” he utters, to set due restraint on all
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • time, dating from the first third of the fifteenth century, is the time of
    • has firm visible outlines.’ But these firm outlines were not what he
    • particularly since the first third of the fifteenth century, has trickled
    • A first stage in the reception of this stream consists in man noticing that
    • and he notices for the first time that it is there. It rises, filling him
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • have first the ego organization (yellow); then we have the astral
    • organization without first passing through the astral body and
    • first runs along the pathways of the nerves. This has an essentially
    • blood. But the ego flows in such a way that it first ensouls its
    • physical organizations. After first taking along the astral and
    • of the organs. Foreign bodies are then formed, which are first
    • active in the right way if it is first permeated by the ego and
    • the peculiar symptoms of poisoning occur. First the point of origin
    • how the breakdown processes first resist and then only gradually
    • and buzzing in the ears arise, because at first the breakdown
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • observatories. And so it is that the first conception of what I will now
    • Now both these systems, the first and the third, the nerve-sense system
    • which first arises out of the combustion process and condenses on the
    • or working first upon the nerve-sense system and then into the rhythmic
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • I may remind you first of what I said in former lectures here
    • the Christ. Hence you must first let teachers come to you from India,
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • which first made it possible for man to be, and for the Earthly to be
    • wrote was unfinished and incomplete. The first book he undertook was intended
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • the first centuries after Christ, no longer exist. They may exist, at
    • modern man finds it very difficult to understand that the first men
    • “knowledge” by us. The first men who lived on the earth
    • considered to be their own particular wisdom. This wisdom at first
    • death. The gods themselves had first to send down to the earth a
    • approach the divine worlds which they had left. In the first period
    • that the first heralds of Christianity attached great value to the
    • of the most innocent of all. First, this conviction must be gained
    • — Christ is the first-born who passed through death from the
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • last admitted to the stage. In 1592, he recited his first more
    • “KING LEAR”, “JULIUS CAESAR”, after his first
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • played his first important role.
    • written during Shakespeare's first period: Love's Labour
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Life of the old Roman Empire. What was first republic, and then
    • community that Manes prepares. Therefore the first endeavor of
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • An address delivered to the First Annual Congress of the Federation
    • annihilation of consciousness. Hence certain philosophers affirm that
    • We can train ourselves to this if we only avail ourselves of the first
    • world can be based on mathematical ideas, but only that the first
    • never find a Circle in the World, which will not confirm for thee in
    • confirmed in the realm of the senses. Even when we make a mathematical
    • Here, of course, it is at first only in an elementary manner that one
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • confirmed by the facts which meet us in life; if only life is properly
    • namely, as realms devoid of feeling. The first kingdom of those we
    • Spiritual. The animal kingdom is the first realm with which he makes
    • It is the animal kingdom, then, with which acquaintance is first made.
    • Just as concerning the first kingdom with which the dead comes into
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • First of all, I will tell you something that may seem to have no
    • concerned the first essential is that we should develop thoughts about
    • what is seemingly near at hand, but first and foremost, what comes
    • consciousness is filled not only with the realisation of his firm
    • affirmation of the spiritual world; and only the spiritual world can
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • It is the first lecture in the series The Human Being in Body,
    • in order to grasp this, we need to look at something else first.
    • consonants. First they form the sound A; then they add
    • first enters the human body, moves up the spinal column and enters
    • change something. Gentlemen, we would first have to change the entire
    • First of all, the brain of a young child is surrounded by a layer or
    • was unformed mush. The mountains first had to be pulled out of this
    • around and examine the southern firmament, our experience is entirely
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • acquire a true comprehension of the world unless we first recognise
    • consider first the opposite question: What would happen if there were
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • that man has first to become inwardly free before he can achieve
    • confirmed by ordinary scientific research, you can maintain your daily
    • Hierarchy: foodstuffs, First Hierarchy: and in between is the Second
    • trinity, composed of three members. First, economic activity, the
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • periods of about seven years in length. Roughly speaking, the first is
    • the third to the beginning of the twenty-first year, and so on. All
    • human being about the twenty-first year of life is, for one who can
    • ego-consciousness unfolds, as you know, in the first seven-year stage
    • sphere of willing, then we live, first of all, in the sphere of
    • It is our anthroposophical spiritual science which for the first time
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • during the night into the spaces of the dark firmament. Without some
    • the first three periods of ten years. This is the period of growth,
    • during the first twelve years of life. Again we find the parallelism
    • learns to utter the first sounds of speech in a period which
    • In the first epoch of Post-Atlantean times, when the ancient Indian
    • what has first been sent out into space from the Earth and comes back
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • thus: First, the upper arm (only that in the arm the
    • realise the following. In the first stages of development in embryonic
    • it will always happen that what we attain at first in spiritual
    • second teeth at once, having had the first already in the former
    • possess — you bear it within you because the first seven years of
    • present; nevertheless they are there in you as such. In the first
    • another realm. In our first seven years we have an impulse of
    • education of man, in the first or elementary period of school life.
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • They change in two directions into urges of an instinctive kind: first
    • first half of this life-period. The most damaging judgment for the
    • it can be achieved, even if not right in the first lesson — that
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • physical body existed; they were present before your first physical
    • now how this is connected with the first example given. You build a church
    • was destroyed by fire, the Atlantean by water; our epoch and its
    • on-streaming flow of human karma — this belongs to the First Degree.
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • human being, but which must first be sought if it is to rise up
    • state of sleep there emerges first the life of dreams. This
    • cave in the mountain. At first it is dusk, and then it gets
    • have two entirely different pictures. In the first dream we
    • drama through which the soul passes; how there was first an
    • essential thing is the process of intensification: first
    • first thing that they will find when they enter the
    • the cosmic formative forces if we have first acquired
    • the first hours after awaking. I am sure that many of you are
    • possible either in the first or in the second condition of
    • sleep. In the first state of sleep, the content of which can
    • either the world of pictures, in the first condition, or into
    • ourselves out of the first state, and out of the second state
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • who has died if I were to say: what is at first like a silent
    • It is similar with the other experiences of man in the first days
    • Observe what sort of existence it is, at first, within the activity of
    • air. In the real world, what are at first called etheric body, astral
    • ever since the first third of the fifteenth century. What he
    • sketched first with a few lines — physical body, etheric body,
    • from the word — of finding real Being in what is at first only
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • Thus in the first centuries after the advent of
    • during the first Christian centuries. This is not because the
    • was contained in the ancient Gnosis of the first Christian centuries.
    • first Christian centuries onwards, of the qualities of the soul of
    • regard to the first principles of the outer world — such as
    • he must first pass through a development of his inner life if he is
    • relation to the world is not the true one, and that he must first
    • Spiritual Science teaches, when man, having existed first in a purely
    • it had not first been charmed into being by the light. If on the one
    • power that binds all beings; in this self-conquest he first finds his
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • the nature of Mysticism. In the first centuries of Christendom the
    • symphonic music are so firmly rooted in his being that no intellectual
    • convey to us those archetypal moods arising from chaos in the first
    • wisdom it was created. But first we must consider certain things which
    • of barbarians — as Voltaire relates. First, unworthy treatment
    • first idea of Parsifal was born. Many things happened in the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • go back through the Middle Ages to the first Christian centuries we
    • us in modern times to have any true conception of the first three or
    • certain personalities in the first three or four centuries after the
    • century A.D.) only the first, elementary traces of this kind of
    • of the first to change these imaginations into abstract concepts and
    • wisdom because it was still cultivated in many places during the first
    • form it afterwards assumed, but adhered to all the more firmly because
    • South of Europe during the first four centuries after the Mystery of
    • first centuries of Christendom there were a number of men who were
    • many hands in the Roman world during the first Christian centuries and
    • by Romanism over the first conceptions of the Mystery of Golgotha!
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • first only be given in a more general outline. We say that the
    • first of all, cast our spiritual eye upon these two members of human
    • such, needs to say least of all (of course, this is at first only
    • methods. But although the physical body may at first seem to be what
    • Earth-epoch, but it received its first foundation during the ancient
    • develops first of all within the astral body, then within the etheric
    • case, that just as the first foundation of the physical body has been
    • at first be disposed to vanity. They may attribute enormous
    • Smerdiakov, the physical body. Though at first this may seem strange,
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • First English edition, London 1951
    • was to call the first Goetheanum, the “Johannesbau.” This
    • flowing colour-effects, was ultimately destroyed by fire. Those who
    • plan to fulfilment, and at the first General Meeting of the
    • first period of time in which the Gods put man's own free,
    • the region of Asia Minor as the last surviving fragments of the first
    • come after us. But we shall succeed if, for the first time, we give
    • of the Emperor and on the way they come upon the first of the Seven
    • stupidity, he — the first of the Masters — asks leave to
    • says the Wise Man, “but first you must allow your son to come
    • their home, the first of the Seven Wise Masters tells his story. This
    • first wife has given him a son who is destined to receive teaching
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    • brain, lungs, and so on. In the first three subraces, therefore, these
    • In this first exodus, therefore, we have two branches: The Indo-Aryans
    • Medes and Bactrians. Here labored the first Initiates of Zarathustra,
    • in the first place — and these form what is known as the ancient
    • penetrates into what had been prepared by the first two. Indications
    • the first having been to create religious culture, the task of the
    • the Primal Semites — given to the First Subrace of the Aryan Root
    • evolved gradually in the first three subraces. Until in the Fourth
    • they had philosophy. That is why the first Church Fathers derive from
    • The first attempt leads back to an Initiate who as yet could play no
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • following is what we find: — First there were the more
    • Earth. It was so in the Mysteries of the second and first centuries
    • This was what St. Paul had not understood at first. But
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    • Now they hearken to the Inspirations of the First
    • Hierarchy of the Archangels is at first the receiver of Intuitions;
    • receive through the inspiration of Beings of the First Hierarchy,
    • has to-day reached a kind of culmination, first began to show itself
    • true Orient out of Deussen's translations. The first thing
    • of Plato. The first philosophical pedant
    • unless we see in him the first philosophical pedant and at the same
    • in another aspect the first pedant philosopher, for he made out of
    • Cherubim, Thrones — the First Hierarchy. Whence do they receive
    • Imagination? There is no Hierarchy beyond the First! The Imaginations
    • Hierarchy beyond the first. Certain Archangel Beings were therefore
    • the First. If we have a right understanding for this event in human
    • contained in the First Hierarchy. There is one thing that up to that
    • on Golgotha is an event whereby the First Hierarchy reached up into a
    • the Trinity as standing above the First Hierarchy. In reality It only
    • Christ first made Himself known to men, during all this time while He
    • behold first the evolution of the Archangels and all that takes place
    • again. We must first be able to observe in the spiritual world. Above
    • civilisation, a culture and a civilisation fired by what I recently
    • life of the First Beginnings to flow again in language, what a
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • Greece they were known as Aeons — of the first rank, the second
    • civilisation no longer than the first three, or rather no longer than
    • the first three and greater part of the fourth centuries of our era.
    • were among the first. It was the age of Scholasticism, of European
    • this, a task of first importance for the evolutionary progress of
  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • lives in the physical. It is, in fact, the first of the super-sensible
    • physical world. To begin with, I will give one example to confirm
    • before us through the gate of death; and who, especially in the first
    • us. This hatred must first be overcome by him; it is like a sword, a
    • what I wrote when I first began my work, decades ago, will see that
    • and style, the time we go through after death in the first spirit
    • spiritual world. Moreover, his consciousness in this first year of
    • etheric body. But after this first spirit-year a far higher
    • the idea tells us nothing whatever as yet; we must first get rid of
    • is revealing himself to us. His presence is first announced to us in
    • the idea; yet we ourselves must first achieve the actual presence.
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    • myth which I should first like to discuss — but as already
    • grasps this externally in the first place — we shall have to
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    • General Ideas, are at first as certain Ideas in God: those are
    • them, they call him the foremost, the first, Fürst (Eng: Chief,
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    • that at first could only be divined when the Egyptian felt the words
    • It is in the first
    • of action which is bound up with the new Isis statue is at first only
    • one finds a second time what one has found a first time, one takes
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    • a means of further studying the riddle that was first propounded.
    • passed by, the first post-Atlantean culture-epoch arose. This
    • of Cancer at the vernal equinox the first post-Atlantean civilization
    • one can characterize this first, ancient Indian culture by saying
    • very insusceptible to these things. During the first
    • world-conception of this first post-Atlantean culture-epoch. A man
    • growth and thriving, of everything imaginable, so, in the first
    • sensitive in the first post-Atlantean epoch, all intimate concepts of
    • concerned, precisely in the first post-Atlantean epoch, with the
    • in the first post-Atlantean time — is less closely connected
    • And just as in the first post-Atlantean epoch the
    • decanates of the first post-Atlantean age, the Cancer-age, are Venus,
  • Title: Lecture V: Ancient Myths
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    • as first interesting us after the great Atlantean catastrophe,
    • humanity as such, the reverse is the case. A man is first child, then
    • first epoch after the great Atlantean catastrophe man remained
    • great difference in the first 2,160 years after the great Atlantean
    • draw on hundreds from every part of Europe. In the first half of the
    • fire in countless souls. And had they kindled this fire what would
    • with mixed feelings that one leaves off reading. For in the first
    • higher members, in the first place of what we have called the
    • first spiritual member in us continually becomes more vigorous and
    • one grows older! At first glance it is not always immediately
    • standpoint. He has, in the first place, only seen the parties which
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    • that sounds strange at first hearing but which corresponds to a deep
    • complexity. But we will first consider the duality which we see when
    • the first place a true apparatus for spiritual activity, for all that
    • learn; I must first be as old as he before I can find it in myself.
    • in the first place to serve as the point on which the hatred
    • first of over eighty Waldorf Schools was not founded until 1919.]
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    • the rest of the organism must first affect the head (it can do so of
    • Swiss first performances by Pulver and Reinhart were discussed, where
    • studio window in the very first scene ought to bloom only at the end
    • fifth epoch, following the first, second, third and fourth epochs.
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    • first lays aside his physical body; then he is in possession of what
    • confirmation. Just the fact that things are, for the most part,
    • who as souls previously lived in the south during the first Christian
    • lineal descent, and which we take up with the first feelings of love
    • the south during the first centuries of Christianity and who then
    • the first Christian centuries, at the time of the migrations of
    • something entirely different from what in the first centuries had
    • understood in the most varied ways. The people of the first centuries
    • during the first Christian centuries now incarnated in western,
  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • process receives consideration. The first faculty is learning to
    • learning to speak for the first time, to observe the intensity with
    • firstly, so to permeate the physical body that we do not only desire
    • child when it stops crawling and begins to walk, when it first learns
    • soul; it is possible that an illness may constitute a first
    • first step in karma, the right attitude is to say to oneself: If we
  • Title: Lecture: Goethe and the Evolution of Consciousness
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    • accustomed, their first reaction will be one of astonishment and, for
    • Leipzig, Strassburg and Frankfurt, and for the first period of his
    • into a closer union with Nature, in whose arms he first of all seeks
    • after having first composed it in the mood of the Germanic North. Nor
    • After he had been to Italy, Goethe really hated the first version of
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • First Published 1947
    • Let me first of all express regret that I am unable to speak to you
    • scientists when it is a matter of affirming that these boundaries do
    • The first faculty to which the attention of the bona fide spiritual
    • sets out to develop a first, elementary faculty of higher knowledge
    • glowing life and teeming content in what is, at first, a purely
    • have at first nothing either before us or within us that amounts to
    • indeed, is the first super-sensible reality to be experienced: a man’s
    • to be in and part of it. He feels: now for the first time I am
    • development which brings this first reality before the soul.
    • But as at this first stage we are simply surveying a tableau of our
    • higher worlds. For when the consciousness, having first been filled
    • the first Goetheanum), by Rudolf Steiner.], out of
  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • intellectualism, as such, has made its first appearance in the course
    • Aristotle. Aristotle is, as it were, the first man in human evolution
    • followed the first four hundred years after the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • starting with the first Fathers of the Church up to Duns Scotus and
    • they had a firm ground under their feet and the facts resulting from
    • as yet exist, for Darwin's first epoch-making book only appeared in
    • terrestrial existence. In that year the first attempt was made to
    • above examples, to social life. The first more important
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    • stand upon a firm ground. It was something completely new in
    • important than continually speaking of God. Perhaps, at first,
    • Scholasticism, which constituted the first freeing deed; and
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • question, it will be a good thing to become acquainted first of all
    • building. (A drawing is made). Here is a separate fire-box building,
    • near the woods; then it goes past the fire-box building and through
    • know the feelings voiced in the first dialogue of my second Mystery
    • significant, for they must express something significant. At first we
    • Building is but a first, primitive beginning. Everything in this
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    • has Spiritual Science to say to this? When in the first place we
    • which were first dissolved begin to build up again. When we eat salt,
    • it is first dissolved by means of the fluids in the organism, but we
    • shrouded in the darkness of dogma. That was the first step downwards
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • to think of personal matters. Allow me, first of all, to express
    • year 747 in the south of Europe and which closed in the first thirty
    • soul enabling man to really permeate, really grasp his ego, first
    • as human beings, as it was the case with the Greeks. First of all, we
    • though it experiments, dissects, etc. We must first take up again
    • approximately, during the first third of that time, occurs the
    • certain higher knowledge, which we must first take in there. It is a
    • first of all as a concern of the heart, in the way in which it should
  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • The first requirement for understanding the super-sensible world is
    • light itself, then for the first time he becomes aware that thinking
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • say in the first place that already for a long time now the
    • to him at the universities, he feels at last as if he had no firm
    • thinking, feeling, and will. I remarked first of all to those who
    • I said: It is quite obvious first of all that it is not only a
    • is to be reached in Anthroposophy can be attained first of all in the
    • are at first unable to set out directly along the path to the
    • come to us from the spiritual world should first of all enter the
    • necessary firmness that the Anthroposophical Movement must not have
    • very first ceremony in this Movement, performed it under my guidance,
    • were to do so, he would be working for two ends: firstly, for the
    • what would the Anthroposophical Society be if it first needed
    • Movement for Religious Renewal who is himself first a good
    • (The following night the first Goetheanum was destroyed by fire.)
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    • Let us first
    • as an expression of his whole being. We must depart first of all from
    • contemplate him so that we first take, as a foundation, his physical
    • first days after his death, are particularly important as far as the
    • only thing we know, is that we were born; in the first place, because
    • reality of the spiritual world, we must first have those images.
    • moment, ten or twenty years ago, when you first met him and
    • that the more weary we grow, the more the infirmities of life arise,
    • for instance the infirmities of old age. Our life consists therein
    • slowly. Yet growing weary is a real process. At first, it does not
    • strange to say this, but you see, the higher mysteries at first
    • in the first place, everything that we ourselves are able to
    • At first, we only recognise our mother and little by little we learn
    • plane we encounter human beings so that we first
    • first impression that arises, to the first most abstract impression.
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    • consciousness was first spread out.
    • take up what comes towards it, it must first be prepared for this. We
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    • Society. For those who became anthroposophists were the first people
    • After the first act in
    • comes a second, one already contained in seed form in the first. It
    • into the Society consists firstly, then, in changing the direction of
    • experience of the time's true significance is what gives us our first
    • the Movement should find themselves in the first phase with their
    • Movement's first phase. This is a capacity one must work to develop.
    • fiddling around where a firm will is what is really needed, one can
    • In the first phases of
    • That is the first of
    • possible to be both a first-rate Waldorf teacher and a poor
    • enterprises are outgrowths of anthroposophy. This must be kept firmly
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    • of this is that the human ego and astral body first receive a revelation of
    • case. We meet a man today, whom we first saw five days ago. We remember that
    • what occurs; the first thing we have to take into consideration is this, that
    • first meeting; and because man is always with part of his astral body and ego
    • gates of death, the ego and astral body are naturally at first far more
    • it, throws off and allows to pass before it. During the first few days after
    • be done in ordinary life? Why is it that we first perceive the results of the
    • Ahriman has shackled the physical body so firmly to the whole being of man,
    • matter to be understood without first preparing the soul for it —
    • on all that can only be reached by a soul that has first prepared itself with
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
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    • leaf on the pattern of the first, this kind of assertion leads to the
    • the first thing that happens in this process of acquiring ideas is
    • At death man first of all leaves his physical body behind him. Then
    • must first learn to forget all that binds him to the physical world.
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    • the astral body, the first thing we notice physically is a certain
    • you see, the first thing you have to ask yourself when somebody comes
    • nerves first. This achieves nothing. You only achieve something when
    • first thing to consider in the treatment of this sort of complaint is
    • with those illnesses where the first thing you have to look for is
    • first ones for which specific remedies can be used.
    • described in third place are actually the first in which we are
    • after we have first of all dealt with the real origin of
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    • towards which we will gradually work our way. In the first lecture of
    • the very first appearance altogether of two sexes in earthly
    • fructification appeared for the first time at the moment when the
    • etheric, more spiritual, and not so firmly embedded in matter, then
    • when the possibility of illness first occurred in human evolution,
    • medicament from the mineral kingdom works in the first place on man's
    • body independent in the first place, he has deprived it of the
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • foundation of things. First of all I will simply present you with the
    • The first stimulus to movement did not occur in the earth but in man.
    • to receive the stimulus to turn first, and then they took the earth
    • of the spiritual. Spirit is always there first. And it is the spirit
    • becomes defective first and then it passes through the etheric body
    • the purpose of the rhythm. Certain influences increase in the first
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    • correctly ascertained, and if you do not know which the first day is
    • the lungs have to do with the astral body, how the very first,
    • ancient Moon. We know of the spirits of fire or the archangels, that
    • first thing that is bound to strike you is its chaotic nature, its
    • the old order left. In new spheres man has first of all to create a
    • fifth, the second into the sixth and the first into the seventh
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    • know that on passing through the portal of death man first of all has
    • newcomers to anthroposophy to understand at first. Man passes through
    • first moments and being absolved of everything, he can then enter
    • can visualise first of all what use man makes of this time in
    • First of all you have to learn it, for the most important
    • accomplishments in life have first to be learnt. The process of
    • existence into today's external existence, cladding himself first of
    • with no possibility of illness, that is, before his first
    • man came down into his first incarnation.
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    • expression in today's subject, laughing and weeping. In the first
    • when the child cries its first tears and also smiles, because that is
    • the moment when the kernel from previous lives first enters the body
    • time someone weeps, the clairvoyant consciousness can confirm that
    • are, in the first place, active in the astral body. And because
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • one with the sun; and how greatly he had to change as first of all
    • can confirm that earth conditions changed to something completely new
    • was strong and firm, but it did not set its imprint on the bodily
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    • process. We have repeatedly emphasised that in the first seven years
    • the fourteenth to the twenty-first year. We will only touch on this
    • During the first seven years of his life the child's etheric body is
    • the astral body develops freely until the twenty-first or
    • vision, although clairvoyant vision confirms what we are about to
    • connecting-cords can be seen by the clairvoyant in the first weeks of
    • outside during the first weeks of the child's development could not
    • the protecting sheath first of the etheric body then of the astral
    • which first worked from outside become active from within. What was
    • outside the human being during the first months of his existence and
    • then slipped inside, is active for the first time independently of
    • his twenty-first year, its possibilities of development are all used
    • been at work, although it only becomes free at his twenty-first year,
    • the other two people. Then let us suppose that the first man thinks
    • for the first time. There are whole areas in human life that come
    • him during the Moon, Sun and Saturn evolution and the first half of
    • understand how the gods have first of all given us our three bodies
    • of three kinds. First, what we call thinking in accordance with law,
    • necessity is the first thing, pleasure and displeasure are the
    • had not provided this foundation for him in the first place, he would
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    • the content of which was first given in the form of lectures, before the
    • weighing something on a pair of scales: first, we put in the one
    • may agree together, firstly, as to how certain facts are discovered,
    • First of all it is important to describe the general
    • character of that life. The first stage of higher knowledge is what
    • strongly resisted when it first dawned upon me, which seemed to me to
    • We come now to the other figures. First let us take that
    • As already said, at first I resisted this conclusion,
    • of true religion — will find themselves firmly imprisoned and
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    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • Let us consider the astral body first. After death the
    • In the first place, when his Kamaloka period is over, a
    • The first impulse in the evolution of our Earth towards
    • back to those primeval ages when the Holy Rishis were the first
    • always connected with the Mystery of Golgotha, is the first
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    • first, the same as was formed during our existence on Earth and we
    • that the dead himself can change them. Above all during the first
    • You may have known such a case. If the friend had been the first to
    • do so, and when the soul abides firmly by this feeling, experiences
    • The more deeply we believe in karma, the more firmly we shall also
    • first step towards a real understanding of our relationships as human
    • had come her way. The first brother was a painter and he said to the
    • matter of recognising the confirmations which can actually be found
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    • leaves behind him, first of all, his physical body; then, after a
    • ‘I’ of which human consciousness is first aware is
    • Our observation of the human being during the first
    • months or even first years of his life will seem to external science
    • second is the following: We know that in the first period of his life
    • so. Try to remember how you first learnt to speak, how you learnt to
    • utter the first word of which you were capable and to formulate the
    • first sentence. Try to remember this, although without clairvoyance
    • made the first effort to lift yourself from the crawling into the
    • indeed go back to the time when you were first able to think, but not
    • has its natural habitation and asserts itself during the first months
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    • his teaching of the 'first Adam' and the 'second Adam'.
    • ‘I’-consciousness during the first cycle is an
    • The first seven-year period ends with the change of
    • first seven years of the life of a human being. The principle of form
    • in the human being during the first seven years of his life. It can
    • Spirits of Form continue their active intervention during the first
    • appearance of counter-formative principles which oppose the first
    • principles belonging to the first category come from the Spirits of
    • comes into manifestation in the first seven-year cycle of his life.
    • the antithesis of the first, most deeply inward experience in the
    • twenty-first year of life. Then there is another evolution proceeding
    • attention to the first process of evolution which proceeds from
    • backward Spirits of Form, the first actual manifestation of the ‘I’
    • Attention shall first of all be drawn to a phenomenon
    • It first arose in an epoch preceding our own by four or five
    • first place he wanted to speak to a wider circle of people and,
    • distinction he makes between the ‘first Adam’ and the
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    • existence. Our memory-pictures are the first, the lowest, the most
    • it is then, for the first time, that knowledge dawns in us of the
    • follows. Only in the very first years of a child's life does this
    • first foundation was laid during the Old Saturn period; during the
    • invisible. In the first place there is an invisible framework
    • conception, the first physical atom of the human being comes into
    • transmitted by heredity were first worked into the process of
    • it is then that we realise for the first time why the physical body —
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    • cleric, an honourable man in all his endeavours, wrote in the first
    • sequence of three such earthly lives, we find that in the first, the
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    • firmament itself. The soul or, let us say, the actual spiritual
    • the first period after death the soul has to look back upon what was
    • longing for them, the first region through which he passes in the
    • longing for the last earthly life is still present. First, in the
    • realise that endeavours were made to describe this region first from
    • as the first sphere of the ‘Spiritland’.
    • century, should be said to be the first region of Devachan, of the
    • to work, strengthened by theirs, in his earthly life. In the first
    • wisdom of ancient India derived the deeply significant affirmations,
    • starry firmament itself. From the descriptions that were given from
    • Therefore the soul passes into the starry firmament,
    • death and the new birth: first it experiences inwardly the fruits of
    • for the first time ten years later. What was said years ago still
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    • If we try — at first without any kind of religious or
    • deepest thought of that time, the first thing that strikes one is
    • Devachanic. Let us first remind ourselves that these three worlds lie
    • thought is still only thought; that it lives first of all only in the
    • comes a feeling which at first knows nothing of the historical
    • thirty-first stage, for thirty of these existences, which can be
    • Aeon-world only by saying to oneself: To the thirty-first stage there
    • him, this thinking belongs to the thirty-first Aeon, to the physical
    • first like a deepening of thought, or a discovery of thought; and
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    • Christ Being dwelt in the body of Jesus. First of all, the mystery of
    • to terms with the problem, but first it will be well to grasp clearly
    • the past, one certainly comes to a strange result. First of all, one
    • civilisation, the first of the post-Atlantean culture-epochs. There,
    • B.C. onwards we encounter the first abode of the
    • Sibyls, in Ionian Erithrea; from there the first Sibyls sent out into
    • appear first in Ionia, for Ionia was at the same time the birthplace
    • In this wonderful work of art we see first the portrayal
    • gazing at them we see — and this must be kept firmly in mind —
    • Here we have first the Persian Sibyl, close to the Prophet Jeremiah,
    • and fundamentally speaking upon the whole Indian culture of the first
    • distinguishing mark of Greek philosophy: there for the first time the
    • the spiritual powers connected with wind and water and fire find
    • and fire, water and earth, would have taken possession of the souls
    • of the old way of knowing the world, prevalent during the first three
    • fire and earth, and particularly with the whole tribe of spectres and
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    • First of all, when the human beings came down from the
    • what first happened in the Cosmos.
    • harmony. We have only to keep firmly in mind that in Apollo there was
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    • are manifest in the evolution of mankind. It will first be necessary
    • this point of view we need say only a few words about the first
    • The first post-Atlantean world-picture to show a direct
    • Being. From this Being proceed the rulers of Time; first of all the
    • rays. The sun works in the first place through air and water and
    • in our sense of the term. How do we first come upon the ranks of the
    • August, 1910.] We meet him first when he wishes to
    • Hebrew teaching shown to us at once in the name of the first man,
    • is active in it. The column of fire in which Moses stands is akin to
    • fire — telluric activity! We could go deeply into details and
    • inner fire; in the typically assertive gesture of her hand we see the
    • fire, the earthly element. We could look again at these Sibyls one by
    • earthly kingdom, a heaven on Earth — that is first of all what
    • encountered first among the Jews — whatever nonsense learned
    • with first among the Jewish people. And it is here, too, that we
    • first find God entering into a covenant with his people.
    • less than life from the dead! If the first portion of dough is
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    • first, as occult, i.e. hidden, reality.
    • before my soul rose the admonition: “You must first read the
    • how Parsifal, after he has gone away for the first time from the
    • him a sword, a gift from his niece. Then there appears first in the
    • de Troyes, who first indicates to him how he should have asked
    • first misled by a certain circumstance. In occult research — I
    • The first three post-Atlantean epochs, which occur
    • fifth; the second epoch will recur in the sixth, and the first epoch,
    • that the name — that is the first thing — must be sought
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    • our symbol for the Christ — reaches the first Sunday after the
    • firmament is imprinted by God in the soul of the earth.
    • people had formerly made use — at first rightly and afterwards
    • in the depths of the soul, as we heard yesterday. At first, riding
    • from the Moon period, appearing first in the Earth Mother, Eve, and
    • was at first carried away from its own place and for a season was not
    • was kept hidden again, because men had first to seek for the
    • propagation. A certain image of the Zodiac and of the whole firmament
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    • something that was first implanted in us during the Saturn period,
    • namely, the first rudiments of our physical bodily nature. What we
    • look out to the stars in cosmic space we do not at first find what
    • must be clear that at first there is nothing so directly (I said; at
    • first, so directly) in our surrounding field of vision; external
    • nature contains in the first place in the main no forces which
    • before he can first draw breath. It is active from the conception to
    • overcome as soon as the human being draws the first active breath for
    • the human embryo before it draws the first breath, enfolding it and
    • of Philosophy are distinguished. I have called the first period “The
    • The characteristic of the first period consists in the fact that a
    • thought-life first awoke in the 7th, 6th century B.C. Before that
    • Anaxagoras out of air, Heraclitus from fire. I have shown how these
    • a watery temperament; Heraclitus founded the fire-philosophy because
    • thought-perception. Thus in the first period we are concerned with
    • the first stimulus to create thoughts from within outwards. This gave
    • tree? Doubt first began in the third period when men became aware
    • outside. There is still at first an appeal to traditional dogmatism,
    • the external. The thinking of Thales, of the first philosopher was
    • Air — Fire — Philosophies out of their temperament, and
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    • First and foremost, then, the Moon is a mirror of the Sun's light.
    • strict seclusion, and reflects only what is first radiated to it from
    • It is because the Moon Beings remain so firmly entrenched in their
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    • that, at first, we learn to know the chief facts of spiritual life,
    • the first cause. There is no loss in human life which does not place
    • with it a firm Ego-consciousness during our existence between death
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    • interested. Such interest as is often woven from the very first
    • (it may seem external at first sight, but spiritual training turns it
    • relationships. Then, of a truth, as fire is avoided by our hand, so
    • dead like fire. To come into conscious relation with the dead we must
    • in the physical life — a human being must first have laid aside
    • his astral body; that is to say, he must first belong entirely to the
    • but Goethe's world-conception. That was the first thing I wrote. I
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    • which began in the first third of the fifteenth century and has
    • the yogi had first to develop in himself.
    • the case with the yogi, one first had to struggle to attain
    • the four elements of earth, water, air and fire, then it makes no
    • intellect — as already mentioned, this was from the first
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    • We must depart first of all from the manner in which the human being
    • view of man's whole being if we contemplate him so that we first
    • which the human being now passes, the first days after his death, are
    • born, in the first place, because we have been told so by others, and
    • more deeply into the reality of the spiritual world, we must first
    • twenty years ago, when you first met him and experienced something
    • the infirmities of life arise, for instance the infirmities of old
    • Yet growing weary is a real process. At first, it does not exist at
    • higher mysteries at first necessarily appear strange in the light of
    • earthly part. Woven into it is, in the first place, everything that
    • with, the dull consciousness of childhood. At first we only
    • we first approach them physically, and then we gradually become
    • first impression that arises, to the first most abstract impression.
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    • Let us, first of all, turn our thoughts to those who
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • I repeat, that this first contact with what the dead
    • that, first of all, the blue colour works upon our eye. We do not
    • first to arise out of thoughts. In any real painting, the
    • first of all to have the Building in ourselves — as a Soul
    • after all, it is not there before you for the first time, when it
    • only because what lives in the etheric must first come into contact
    • in our conceptual ideas, by including in it, in the first place, what
    • let us say — a so-called dead person, must first learn how to
    • thought, actively. He must himself first follow the thought —
    • not need first to be drawn or painted by us, but immediately makes an
    • have often discussed from various aspects, relating to the first
    • of Adam and Eve in Paradise, the first human beings — Eve
    • first, it will, of course, take on the form of a woman's face.
    • of all a confirmation of what I have just said. He points out the
    • itself out is all etheric, that is, mirrors itself first in the
    • refute Spiritual Science, but confirms it. It really does confirm it.
    • when people will first recognise this, and when they will also
    • able to win it again, however, only if he determines first to enter a
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — First Lecture ]
    • very, very little understanding. In the first place a certain
    • they have, first of all, an understanding of the folk to which they
    • other organs of perception. The first thing to be done, must be
    • how we do this is to be obtained by glancing in the first place at
    • to form the first foundations of his physical body, then those of his
    • or mind-soul, were first formed in our present earth-existence. The
    • him to-day, implanted first as a germ and then perfected further.
    • earlier. If we go still further, back to the first incarnation of our
    • Personality, Archai, or First Beginnings. So that, if we begin with
    • beings, down to ourselves. Therefore we can say: The First
    • perhaps there down below, far removed from the first place, ‘There
    • perceive, at first in an abstract form, that the intermediary between
    • it. It is true that man is in the first place a human individual, the
    • something over which as a human individual he has at first no
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    • in the first place turn to the researches made by clairvoyant
    • mutually affect one another. They do it first of all as their own
    • 4. First Beginnings, or Spirits of Personality, Archai,
    • the difficulty, one must first learn to discriminate in the higher
    • The first and chief thing brought about by this contact
    • forces at work; these are the First Beginnings, the Archai, or
    • take place. The lenses had first to be invented, cut, and put
    • introduced the post-Atlantean civilization in the first
    • people represented the first blossom of the culture of the
    • the secret of the first civilization of the post-Atlantean epoch.
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    • is first actually brought to a state of consciousness.
    • In the spiritual-soul is first to be found that which is
    • call the sentient-soul. It first works itself out and begins to
    • the Archangel as its first power. Then the Spirit of the Age comes
    • Spirit of the Age for a time, in the first enthusiasm which has
    • of which the separate individual peoples first arise. In this way we
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    • that this possibility was first given by the Spirits of Form, those
    • twenty-first or twenty-second year. During this time the astral body,
    • then, in the first seven years of his life man would have had the
    • the first third of our earth life. We must therefore say: The first
    • first third of his life — the time up to his twentieth year —
    • first, or ascending third; in other words he must repay the
    • development of man in the first of his three epochs of life is, on
    • twenty-first year of his life, when he finds himself bound to the
    • twenty-first year. He would not have been able to go through the
    • to say, if man had gone through the first and last thirds of his life
    • first third of life, we with all our forces are bound to the earth
    • the latter portion of the Lemurian epoch and in the first part of the
    • spot where a man has to pass the first years of his life; and that
    • twenty-first year. Man would be a very different being if only the
    • find the very first starting-points of racial development in the
    • the old Indian civilization which appeared as the first
    • manifestations of a spiritual world work into his soul. The first
    • being who lives chiefly in the first force of human life, when, with
    • forth. At first he is only a being who grows physically. That which
    • in the small boy is compressed into a narrow space, must first expand
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    • of all races and peoples through being incarnated first in one place
    • describe as the first Hierarchy above man. The second Hierarchy is as
    • of the North. Now the first thing he will say of it is: ‘Here
    • dense, rocky, stony substance over which he walks just as he first
    • that piece of ground we see before us what in the first place
    • on the map. In the first place I should like to draw your attention
    • outward, we look first of all through the sphere of the Spirits of
    • air and fire are connected with the Spirits of Will, the Cherubim and
    • the sun. Light, therefore, is the element in which in the first place
    • there that the solid forms are produced. Man has at first no organs
    • first of all we look up at the sun, in which these forces are
    • Thrones, stream up to us from below. The first hierarchy is
    • within the beings. To this hierarchy belong in the first place, the
    • have upon our planet, in earth, water, air and fire, the Beings of
    • the earth are the Beings of the first hierarchy who for the moment
    • which live and weave around us in the ether, and in the first
    • and will, first of all in his own inner being. At the beginning of
    • Man is called upon first of all to bring about an equilibrium between
    • earth, namely, to bring about from within, first of all through his
    • That is in the first place a very abstract definition of
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    • forces does not correspond to their first direction, but the reverse
    • forces first of all when they reach the physical body. You know that
    • so that his racial character may come about, cannot at first work
    • directly into his higher parts. They seethe first of all in these
    • not participate. He clung firmly to the Great Spirit of the primeval
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    • peoples whose Archangel was the first one to attain the rank of a
    • ruling class of that land and laid the foundations of the first
    • Spirit of the Age, after he had been promoted to the first Spirit of
    • it the leading one in the first post-Atlantean age of civilization.
    • people, He employed at first, while this race was gradually growing
    • that which was first of all given to the Archangel of the Northern
    • The peoples of Scandinavia, with their first Archangels,
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    • the spiritual impulses therein described, it will be necessary first
    • wandering towards the East, at first slept as it were through the
    • the Greeks awakened in the memory in firm, sharp outlines. That is
    • At first he gazed upon the Archangel Beings who worked in his soul by
    • He saw the inner relationship of fire and lightning, with that which
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    • civilization were the very first who, after they had been able in old
    • first post-Atlantean age of civilization there came the feeling, that
    • civilization that one first began to speak of the relation of the
    • to enter which could not have done so, had not Lucifer first settled
    • himself the firm kernel of existence and wishes to act out of
    • three offspring. The first is the one who brings about selfishness.
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    • longer possessed this blessing; which in the first place had not gone
    • Southern Germanic peoples had in the first place their task in the
    • first of all to develop what pertains to the inward preparation of
    • the first culture took place in the etheric body, after the necessary
    • happens first of all, when a Folk-spirit so leads his people that the
    • In the East we find in the first place a distinct consciousness of a
    • air and fire, in all the elements in and above the earth, meets us as
    • qualities. There were, then, two natures which must first of all be
    • only to be educated but to be taken care of, from the first stages of
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    • new capacities begin to develop in man. These will at first appear in
    • come before his eyes which at first he will not understand. But if he
    • his actions in the etheric world. Thus gradually the first elements
    • in the etheric, at first by a few and afterwards by more and more
    • forward as the first pioneers of the Christ-vision, will be shouted
    • fantasy, everything that the first pioneers of the new
    • has been — however often tradition may affirm that — but
    • you will find confirmation from this source. You must take nothing on
    • as a stimulus in the first place, and then place it at the service of
    • whom you know, and you will yourselves find confirmed what has been
    • about that which could not yet be given in the first half of the
    • sentiment. While this was in a state of preparation the first half of
    • make the firm resolution and hold the high ideal, — each one
    • sacrificial fire that must unite for the good of mankind through the
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    • a lecture (first published in English in the quarterly, “Anthroposophy,” for
    • existed. The mineral kingdom as we know it today came into being for the first
    • first time that the human intellect began to grow shadowy. This process has
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    • performances were at first given in an ordinary theatre. But it soon
    • is an expression of what it is desired to accomplish. At first it was
    • first time. Moreover, it may very easily appear as if this spiritual
    • first Christian centuries. But one who really learns what our spiritual
    • necessary to look first at the modern method of thought in natural
    • Now at first it is a
    • Christian, indeed, it was perhaps said for the first time in a really
    • can be understood, for one must first grow used to these things. But he
    • about these seven columns should not at first consider the number, but
    • different from the first, the third again different; one capital arises
    • firmament, on one side birth, or let us say conception, on the other
    • side, death. But that firmament is actually just as little a reality as
    • the blue firmament above; merely because people can only see as far as
    • think the firmament was a boundary. But just as the blue firmament is
    • with enlarged faculties, look out beyond the firmament of birth and
    • reasons I would place this one first and foremost: Spiritual science is
    • of Copernicus was rejected by the whole world, when it first appeared.
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    • Mysteries we must think, first of all, of that part of the evolution
    • he is firmly within himself. And this is most of all the case when he
    • man: contemplation, first of the inner aspect of man's being and
    • that we think, first, of the human being as a whole, with heart,
    • within outwards. In ancient times it was the other way about: first
    • The old tradition of the first
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    • the human soul has been more or less what it is today since first it
    • though fortunately you can easily get access to first-rate
    • artist had firmly seized hold of some special inner condition of soul.
    • specific task that was to be Michelangelo's. At first it was
    • 1489 to 1492; he had been born in 1475. His first object of search
    • has first to occur in this and every other sphere.
    • further, and indeed in a double aspect: first, the extraordinary
    • the block and at first made it a sort of image of his thoughts. This
    • was merely the first expression of his ideas, his feelings; as he
    • to the Bible Adam was first created and Eve created out of him but,
    • creation; and what he saw is confirmed by the investigations of
    • Philosophy began in Ionia, and it was there that human thinking first
    • the first instance of man reflecting about his own thought which led
    • thinking to the highest level of clarity. The first of them appear in
    • first the Persian. She holds a book immediately before her eyes so
    • it first through half-closed eyes we can see the cloud forms which
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    • When a man who has reached, shall we say, the first
    • has taken even the first steps of the initiate-life lives differently
    • through. The difference between one who has reached the first steps
    • to an actual science of Nature; this has been done for the first time
    • takes place in two stages. The first stage consists in destroying
    • know that when Nature is demolished — the mineral world first
    • part of the first stage. We demolish physical Nature and thereby
    • The first stage can therefore also be called: Eviction
    • belong to the hierarchy of Ahrimanic spirits. In the first stage,
    • day. No wonder that when someone who has reached the first stage of
    • Therefore one who has already taken the first steps on
    • has taken the first steps towards initiation wants to find his way
    • other sentence there, and so on. ... At first hearing this may seem
    • organism and in human life, man is connected — in the first
    • [The first Goetheanum.]
    • the aim has been to take the very first
    • very first steps — towards a new form of art. The attempt that
    • in the first third of the Fifth Post-Atlantean epoch. These things
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    • first centuries of Christendom were in the more Southerly regions of
    • strange and questionable as they may at first appear to be. Of
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    • said, first of all, that envy and falsehood are visibly an offence
    • he fainted when he first entered an operating theatre where a corpse
    • get rid of it, to overcome it and drive it away. When a person first
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    • described in Anthroposophy. That is to say, we first have before us
    • things, it would first of all recognize the living essence of the
    • During the first post-Atlantean epoch we have a deep influence
    • representative of the 5th post-Atlantean age, in its first
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    • our physical-sensory perception undergoes a change. Let us first
    • slumber and it wakes up again in the autumn, when the first frost
    • the first moments of sleep are like the beginning of a vegetative
    • Man did not first come into being upon the earth, but in order to
    • connection. The first foundation of man's physical body arose
    • during the Saturn stage of evolution; the first basis of man's
    • Moon stage of development arose the first foundation of the
    • on the fact that during his first seven years of life, the body,
    • child by developing its power of memory. During the first seven
    • that a man whose name he also heard in his dream would fire at
    • than a shot was fired, aimed in such a way that the bullet would
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1952.
    • Christ-Experience of the first half of the twentieth century will
    • characteristics inherited from parents and grandparents. The first
    • inheritance from the first, second, third and fourth conditions what
    • manifestation of the Christ in the first half of the twentieth
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1950.
    • to apprehend ourselves for the first time in our full human
    • now a remarkable thing happens. At first the higher knowledge seizes
    • was reading for the first time in an old book. Please understand me
    • activity of soul, and takes but a few first steps towards an
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    • all sides we find it confirmed that our age stands for the
    • true that two people meeting for the first time knew how to tune in
    • evolution! With every incarnation fresh karma is made. At first,
    • Graeco-Roman period two persons meeting for the first time made an
    • previous incarnations. This takes longer than recognition at first
    • human individual. And it is spiritual science which will first
    • of their impracticability forthcoming. What in the first place is
    • How often, when two people meet for the first time, one
    • mere reflection of this or that national group. This is the first
    • start from this age must consist in making it clear that in the first
    • first stirrings of a need to think freely, we find the opposing power
    • advance towards clear consciousness, yet feeling this at first to be
    • The first is:
    • extent possible. But the first two demands, social understanding
    • fantastic. It is knowledge of the Spirit which first, of all
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    • first consider the people in general from among whom the yogi emerged
    • you will find that one of the first exercises shows how to
    • blossoms are red. This our eyes tell us and our intellect confirms the
    • schematically. Let this be the yogi (first drawing, white lines). He
    • be as firmly as possible within his physical body. But whenever the
    • the soul-spiritual from the bodily nature. The first discovery, when such
    • increasingly required, is not forthcoming. The first resistance to be
    • higher worlds. They make a start and the first delicate spiritual cognition
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    • will be the first full moon of spring and upon this full moon will fall
    • is the first after the full moon of spring, then is the time to keep the
    • first of all to consider the part played by the figure of St. Paul
    • it — first of all, seriously, and secondly, with courage. As a
    • first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. The tradition we have,
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    • first time I have been able to undertake such a Course out of the
    • said to-day, however remote it may seem at first sight. For
    • one first possesses as a foundation a practical acquaintance with the
    • surrounded in the heavenly spaces, first by the Moon and then by the
    • to the earthly life on a large scale, the first fact for us to take
    • — at first sight — to have very little to do with the
    • in the plant life. The first thing is that the entire plant-world,
    • At first sight, these
    • that we take, as firewood, wood that is derived from trees which were
    • firewood from trees that were planted intelligently. These things
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    • first lectures gathering various items of knowledge, so as to
    • significant when put into practice. In these first lectures you must
    • — but in this way: It is first received by the Earth, and the
    • improbable as it appears at first sight — it is through the
    • first place as to the geological foundation out of which it arises.
    • vegetation or another. First we must know what is really happening.
    • most positive hints from knowledge which at first sight seems remote.
    • disintegrates again, and eventually, where we first had the highest
    • driven to the state of chaos. On the other hand, when the first
    • certainly find them confirmed. This is the peculiar relation. If in
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    • not play the first and foremost part in the life of plants.
    • Nevertheless, to understand plant-life it is of the first importance
    • shall, however, best approach it by first considering the four other
    • sisters: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. These we must first
    • building with the help of carbon the more firm and well-defined form
    • body would form us too stiffly and firmly — it would stiffen
    • firm in this way, and for this very reason our breathing must
    • in firm configuration.
    • first thing that meets us is the physical carrier. They only leave
    • Afterwards we put it to the test and find it confirmed. I in my
    • plant into the animal or human kingdom, it must first become mobile
    • the firm and solid figure (man or animal), it must build on a more
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    • must first establish a genuine science — a science that looks
    • settle down more firmly in the compost; especially the astral.
    • way of the ethereal. Think, therefore: the astral, without first passing
    • an impression of the quantitative aspect: I always found, having first
    • as the patch from the third window here to the first foot-path, about
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    • of substance in the manure. They reckon first and foremost on all that
    • element — the water. Now for a firm and sound plant-structure
    • Spiritual Science. But we must first know how to penetrate into these
    • first suggested building mountain railways. What did they not throw
    • No doubt their first superficial effects are sometimes surprising, but
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    • which, though they come from the Cosmos, are first received into the
    • regulate growth. We must first enter into them. Then we shall know that
    • thus treated by letting their seeds pass through the fire and turn to
    • the dandelion-seed. Repeat this fire-process with it, prepare your little
    • confirmed. If I had a farm, however, I should not wait to see them
    • we need not have them confirmed by other circumstances or by external
    • first put it to the test. Let us suppose you make the experiment. You
    • get your work done — whatever it may be — first by one,
    • is inherently true will beyond doubt be outwardly confirmed.
    • are confirmed in practice.
    • And there remain, in what is thus destroyed by the fire, the corresponding
    • it has been led through the fire at the high conjunction of Venus and
    • on the other hand, fire is an absolute destroyer of fertility. Fire
    • consumes fertility. Therefore, if you treat by fire in the proper way
    • through the Moon-saturated fire — and altogether, through the
    • cosmically-saturated fire, as we have seen in the last example.
    • in the plant. We must be well aware of this fact. Thus we must first
    • can never be understood by themselves. What I said in our first lesson
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    • the free. In the First place, we understand it as a strange entity whose
    • system, is in effect all that which passes first through air
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    • in practical life. The man who first speaks of “combustion inside
    • what at first was only a slight slipshod way of talking into a brilliant
    • first becomes weak. It can no longer feed the body because it is unable
    • “Feed thus and thus, in this case and in that” We must first
    • absurd at first sight, and yet you cannot overlook it if you wish to
    • as I said, we must first indicate general guiding lines for individual
    • the plant — that is, to the organism of the fodder. Let us first
    • follow from this. First, it confirms the statement of an American to
    • a pity he has suddenly gone crazy!” Yes, they may say it the first
    • Therefore perhaps I may first express my own satisfaction that you were
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    • pupil into an occult school. He had first to learn how the
    • first part is the Revelation or Gospel, when the Message of
    • himself in a similar way. First of all he experienced a
    • present-day man, when asleep, there is first of all the
    • the task of the first two
    • The Celebrant with his servers advances to the Altar. First
    • man in the first race, the Polarian, was in the north, and
    • Paternoster. First comes the reference to the living God in
    • a real priestly garment. The priest wears first of all an
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    • should then consider first of all man's life as a
    • us first consider the human form
    • first stage of fitting himself into the cosmos by saying:
    • First:
    • first take the simplest farming existence — by
    • third, second, first post-Atlantean ages, to the last
    • being reaches birth, the first four force impulses lie
    • being, but the first four force impulses and the last four
    • The first one, the head, is in reality the transformation
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    • Mystery of Golgotha on the part of modern humanity. First of all, a small
    • were ready to endure in order to establish more firmly in earth existence the
    • say, he wanted in the first place to possess their treasures. But Philippe le
    • ineffective the Templar Movement in the form it had first of all
    • of the senses; for these worlds must first be overcome before Man can enter
    • intensity and strength with which it was at first lived out by the great
    • was, as we know, Richard Wagner who first presented Parzifal again, and then
    • the first beginnings of this spiritual development the best powers of his
    • and the Moon time; the I we have for the first time in this life of earth.
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    • should be developed first of all are the forces of thinking. This is
    • a first step in such a development, and we shall see that this does
    • external world provides a firm support, enabling us to connect our
    • stage of dilettantism, must in the first place observe a rule which
    • perception. The first thing which should be borne in mind when
    • reach a knowledge of the higher worlds. It is a first beginning in
    • this direction, a first step which anyone can make in ordinary life.
    • Yet it is at the same time a first step leading to a knowledge of the
    • from the head to any other form, but must first pass over to the
    • forms and pictures, enables us to reach the first stage in the
    • its very first steps to a development of otherwise dormant forces of
    • build up the human being and we first perceive them in connection
    • that even in the first decades of the 19th century people should have
    • You see, as a first indication of this third kind of thinking I must
    • have now described to you in the first place a path of knowledge. But
    • Let me now speak to you only of two kinds. The first is what we call
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    • super-sensible world first needs a healthy organ of perception, just
    • many false ways. This is, as it were, the first important point in
    • forth these forces resting in the depths of his soul. First, a
    • that the first form (Gestalt) in which the new, super-sensible world
    • life appear to him first in a mirror image. This is the reason that
    • first phenomena that appear as reflections of his own being; not only
    • world in its first form; he must not only recognize it as a
    • feel himself obliged to hold firmly to the truth, to mix nothing with
    • is only the first shadow of the beginning of a proof.” In other
    • the world evolution of humanity, is really, when it first appears, in
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    • be said first of all, because today, in particular, what I will have
    • discovers that the first thing he sees on looking backwards into our
    • plant, and see first the green leaves developing, then the calyx, and
    • falls in the first third of this era, and the
    • scientist recognises better than anyone else that in the first third
    • anybody's feelings, at the first encounter, that these things
    • world conceptions like these. This is further confirmed by the
    • beginning of the twentieth, and you will find further confirmation of
    • on in the first direction, the effect on European spiritual life will
    • Millet on fire,
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    • time to another. This may at first appear simply a matter of
    • Earth, we do not in the first place see in the geological-mineral
    • must regard the plant world, in the first place, as an independent
    • these physical senses, can at first know nothing of this great
    • firmament of heaven nearest to the Earth. As we look with our eyes on
    • frosty night of winter we receive the first intimation of the dawning
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    • world that act on the senses of the soul. That which was at first
    • images: for the object must first make an impression on us and our
    • conditions, these living conditions reveal what first leads us
    • advanced at first but slowly. These hindering conditions have
    • nature and the world. Therefore he says: In the firm hope that the
    • Men fly from the first glance of it.
    • the example I have given shows that it is those who are firmly
    • do and of what mankind stands in need. We must in the first place
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1980,
    • In the human organism we have, in the first
    • natural science — has led me to confirm this threefold nature
    • led, in the first place, to a very characteristic type and also one
    • appear at first sight, this very spirituality of the oriental
    • being, in which man is firmly rooted and by means of which he relates
    • the artistic conceptions of Greece that the human form was first
    • internationalism is not the first stage of an ascent but the last
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Anthroposophical
    • awakened eyes of spirit, he was able to affirm that nothing
    • with the fire of spiritual inspiration, been able to teach
    • them, but now for the first time I realise all their glory;
    • the first time there could be proclaimed in the spiritual
    • which was enacted at the first Christmas and is repeated at
    • shone at the first Christmas, when Beings who had not
    • first Holy Night of Christendom the strain resounded:
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    • from the first days of life, from the first week onwards, something
    • of view and previous conceptions of life; yet people cling firmly to
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • At first, many people may
    • world, he sees first his own life in its progression. He lives
    • forgetting ourselves, of first really and truly strengthening it. And
    • first obtain a true insight into what is in fact our own thinking,
    • is in accordance with its being first lets itself be known when true
    • lives for the first time within his own thoughts, by means of
    • validity.’ First matter must withdraw itself from the
    • Imagination, Intuition and Inspiration we have first as a free inner
    • human will works in moral deeds. If we have first recognised that
    • even try first to suppress all liking for one's friend, and then do
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    • Translated by D. S. Osmond and published for the first time in
    • Translated by D. S. Osmond and published for the first time in
    • post-Atlantean epoch of culture, the ancient Indian being the first,
    • a firm resolve to do what is moral. There is a great difference
    • 28:17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. \
    • 14:35 And Saul built an altar unto the LORD: the same was the first altar that he built unto the LORD. \
    • the more immoral it tends to become. This fact is confirmed by a very
    • there can be no further proof because it can be confirmed only by
    • Middle Ages and in recent years it has been confirmed by very
    • by Barlaam and his soul was fired by the Christian Impulse. This was
    • epoch the Christ Being who descended from cosmic heights had first to
    • the physical plane. A Buddha is first a Bodhisattva, but he rises to
    • Movement to create, first of all, the conditions which make
    • thirty-first year he will manifest quite different qualities, because
    • between his thirtieth and thirty-first years that he first reveals
    • more confirmation you will find. In this age of intellectualism, I do
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    • when you first taught children to write, you taught them a certain
    • themselves firmly to will what they should will. The way to
    • especially in the first seven years of life, you will soon see that
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • characterise it by speaking, first, of that branch of mathematics
    • is, in the first place, quite independent of man and the rest of the world.
    • our earthly life, we did not first experience its three
    • life, must first raise ourselves into the vertical position.
    • the human body is connected with the mobility, spontaneous at first,
    • dimension of space is never really experienced by us completely. We first
    • — Euclidean geometry, at first — is nothing more than an
    • applicable to external nature; in the first place, to inorganic,
    • first experienced within ourselves, placing ourselves at a point of
    • firm scientific ground when we enter into objects with what we have
    • same way, project (as it were) into the outer world what we first
    • in things what we had first found in ourselves. Indeed, looking
    • as, in a sense, we come to perceive space (which has, at first, no
    • able to confront the world in this way, we are already at the first
    • For mathematics is simply the first stage of super-sensible
    • that although the structure of space has no special interest at first
    • first stage in this research, is only a perception that penetrates
    • second and first dimension and reach the point where we no longer
    • me for the first time, he asked: “How did you first become
    • hand, his consciousness of self firmly established within him, and,
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    • [The first Goetheanum, burnt down on New Year's
    • — we apply it, of course, geometrically, using, in the first
    • are induced to focus our attention, at first, on the formation of the
    • the human form before us, we direct our artistic eye at first to the head.
    • body; we find it first in the plant kingdom. Animals have a body of
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    • The first of two
    • — one cannot help characterising it in this way at first
    • penetrate first through the etheric body, and the etheric body,
    • that seized upon the pupils of these Mystery colonies when they first
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    • words, to an affirmation of what we may call the Father God.
    • implied in this. First, the belief that the message of the Father God cannot
    • to see the world in this double aspect. We see first the Father God,
    • cosmos. You see the moon like this: first a circle, then a smaller,
    • down into our selves, then we look first into our own inner chaos, into
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • First
    • crucifixion. It was, at first, impossible for Paul to conceive
    • that were still extant during the first centuries of Christendom
    • mind to understand, is that the first human beings who lived on
    • for the first time, to feel that there is a significance in
    • so firmly by Paul before his vision at Damascus would have become
    • truth of esoteric Christianity came to him for the first
    • Being had passed through death. Christ is the First-Born,
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    • by asking someone who is firmly rooted in modern culture: —
    • But it must also be said that in Greece we often find the first
    • at first to take part in the movement for a religious renewal,
    • fully as a human being. First you must awaken something in you which
    • one for himself. At first they interest me, each one for himself.
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    • fifth epoch of culture, let us first bring before our souls the way
    • first breath in earthly life, before he leaves his mother's body and
    • is able to receive the first earthly-physical ray of light, he passes
    • physical sunlight and before she drew her first breath outside her
    • its post-Atlantean development spiritual science is a first, I might
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    • To-day we shall first speak of something which lies in the
    • this talk of the higher hierarchies which must first be known? What
    • discernment. To-day we must try to stand firmly on our feet, if
    • understanding as sharp as a blade, if we wish to gain a firm
  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • the decline of our civilisation, the first is the lack of a
    • anything that can give fresh fire to religious feeling and
    • the last question first, and if we contemplate the state of
    • foundations for religious altruism in the first place, and,
    • of the social question; but the Europeans would first need to
    • first instance — and though indeed it even tries to get
    • real. It was in Rome that the “Citizen” first
    • in the first half of the 18th century, or a little later,
    • appeared, Eduard von Hartmann was one of the first to receive
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    • self-knowledge is none other than the first elementary
    • Behind it is the etheric body; but man in the first place is
    • The first
    • sense. He must first get out of the sense-organs —
    • these things. We must first go through the understanding of
    • You must first learn to know the aspect of the super-sensible
    • light when one has first made oneself familiar with that
    • understand the first truths of the Mystery of Golgotha. We
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • you put the first quarter here and the last quarter there
    • the human being the head is the first thing to take shape.
    • first passes by and works upon the formation of the human
    • first unable to work on the human being; you see that he
    • head again, and the form of his head is prepared at first in
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    • fires when the spirit of Nature shouted for joy and was
    • consciousness of our Ego dawned for the first time.
    • the physical plane itself I can confirm that there were
    • people knows what the first rule signifies. The first rule
    • indicated a flowering of man's whole nature. In the first
    • the first Mystery Play, The Portal of Initiation. With as
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    • enters our consciousness for the first time.” These men
    • According to Eastern Wisdom, Gautama Buddha was first a Bodhisattva,
    • for the first time, this doctrine of the suffering of life, of
    • human progress, and that is redemption from rebirth. And the first
    • Thus Christianity first
    • greatly love life. During his first stay in Weimar, freeing himself
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    • Science will be able, when it gains a firm footing in the world, to
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    • essentially adapted to earthly conditions. In the first place it is
    • and acquire here on earth the language which serves us in the first
    • we first attain Imagination or Imaginative Cognition, as I have often
    • song, he himself is living. It is so in the very first days after man
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    • realise that the constitution of the human soul in the first epoch of
    • This was the first way in
    • darkness, and for the first time indeed in the last few thousands of
    • my earthly body?” This had been the first riddle. “How do
    • resurrection of Christ were, in the first place, the most essential
    • first and second epochs stand clearly before us when we look back
    • was very different in the first epoch of human evolution and
    • Christ. The first signs are already visible. The ideas of Divine
    • man's earthly development. They look back in history to the first
    • supplement the answers to the first and second riddles of Initiation
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    • final scene of my first Mystery Play can show you what it means to
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    • first centuries of the Christian era, we find great spirits arising,
    • Now, let us first
    • Clemens of Alexandria looked up, first of all, to the Christ as a
    • preparation — humankind first needed to become acquainted with
    • comes the second current, or stream. Whereas the first stream is
    • the Christ was first able to manifest only through angels, and that
    • could feel Jesus in his purity of form in the first play, which is so
    • first appearance of “Jesus” — gradually conquered
    • mysticism. Thus, on the one hand, we have the first appearance of the
    • described in the first pages of my little book on the progress of the
    • There I spoke of the first
    • the same thing that permeates the human being during those first
    • experience externally for the first time: hatred.
    • today stand far too firmly within the “house” where they
    • first is considered speculative and cosmological, the second
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    • the soul-and-spirit works upon the bodily nature. But in the first
    • and the soul and spirit which we cannot in the first place assign to
    • first place, anthroposophical science must
    • first prepare ourselves for this experience, but if we do so we
    • thereby it becomes a being of Feeling. First we see a cloud of light.
    • the Thinking is only lost when we let the first dimension vanish.
    • second vanishes, and through the sixth the first vanishes, and we
    • to one, or two, or to the third or fourth ray. But the first
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    • answer this question we must first think briefly of the way in which the
    • forms, which as yet had no skeleton and were the first predecessors
    • a fire-process within which any possibility of life is
    • fire-process the oldest rock-formations and minerals
    • conceives the earth before the time of the first rock-formation as
    • you and the firm basement of the primeval world; you do not walk, as
    • to the oldest, the first and deepest sense of truth.”
    • traced back to any kind of action by fire, but that everything we can
    • of seething fire, but to watery deposits — and only in the
    • as the first half of the nineteenth century about the conception
    • all terrestrial formations are the result of fire-processes and that
    • fire-action. But those with deeper insight — Goethe, for
    • In the innermost bowels of the earth it (this layer) rests, firm and
    • constituents, it does not entitle us to trace its origin to fire
    • Goethe already points out that in the last resort neither fire-action nor
    • already cooled but still subject to the effects of fire-action, we
    • standing within it on a firm, bony base, we looked out into outer
    • it cannot descend? Down in the depths, through the fire-process,
    • parts, is first absorbed. And now we look at the granite-formation
    • way through the effect of fire or water action, and were then
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    • the lecturer, by an unknown translator, and first published in
    • during the first seven years of his life, up to the time of the
    • the first weeks of his life and you will certainly say: The child has
    • first won for himself the power of making these sprawling,
    • pendulum we swing first towards the one, then towards the
    • “Muspille,” a poem which was first found in a book
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    • to look into the matter both from without and from within. The first
    • now constructed the first Central European Lodge and house. And those
    • movement first arose, H. P. Blavatsky, as we all know, accomplished
    • to-day, when for the first time we meet again. I referred to it as a
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    • firmness and certainty.
    • possibilities. The first is that he may have understood the
    • What at first can only
    • these first ages of the Saturn existence even time ceases, there is
    • sacrifice to the Cherubim. This is the first scaffolding of our
    • independent being. We can now first speak of something that begins.
    • an indication of how we should really look upon fire. Wherever we see
    • fire, wherever we are aware of heat, we should not think in so
    • later period, so that we should not at first take such things
    • Beings of Time. For time is a result of sacrifice, and first arises
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    • being. For we have seen that we must first of all build up concepts
    • deeply immersed in Maya and Illusion; and we must first work our way
    • air, but of ‘heat.’ So, too, in first speaking of
    • pictorially. Of space there was none in our sense. And time first
    • For this ‘heat’ or ‘fire’ as it is called in
    • Sun, we must again first form an idea by which we can imagine the
    • will never say that he can only accept what he has first proved. He
    • weaves and lives in the universe, flowing out into it and first
    • Let us hold firmly in
    • pictorial value. Now we have space — but consisting at first of
    • later depict what was first on the Sun; it then returns as light.
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    • conditions of heat and fire must be sought very far away from what we
    • know as external physical fire or heat. To a man of the present day
    • conditions of heat or fire. In the last lecture we also recognised
    • conception of fire and heat; for in fact fire, heat and light bear
    • fire, heat and air are illusions; and the realities behind these bear
    • fire nor air should be sought in the world of reality, but sacrifice,
    • an act, to an achievement. Now at first a man would say that a
    • ancient Sun evolution. But let us first give our attention to
    • the conditions of heat or fire present in the world. Now: if we look
    • airy conditions condensed to watery conditions. Water first appeared
    • furnished backward beings with the first possibility of staying
    • resignation first brought evil about through those beings who were
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    • external sense-world. Concerning such phenomena, at first outwardly
    • properties of heat or fire, and we have learnt to see in these the
    • been the end of the matter. The first injustice had however been
    • Sirius? All this immense firmament but a speck of dust compared with
    • took his own life 100 years ago, shooting first his friend, Henriette
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    • the world of reality, is at first concealed, as the inner forces of a
    • wonder to the bliss we feel when our riddles are solved, which first
    • first meet with a being, a thing or a fact, it appears strange to us.
    • This strangeness is the first element leading to wonder and
    • So that we can feel related to a thing yet strange, which at first we
    • ‘wonder’ to which a man at first as far as his own
    • disprove, what must at first be described as a ‘miracle’,
    • the periphery of the more exalted Entities; this makes it first
    • sacrificial substance, excludes it at first from the rest of the
    • Universe. If (1) fire represents the purest sacrifice — and
    • where-ever we encounter fire or heat, behind it there is its
    • appears as a first shining forth of Christ in the world of man. So
    • higher worlds, but we must first have understood it while in the
    • this understanding first in some one of his incarnations.
    • first they convinced themselves in the same way as we can make sure
    • that all Fire is sacrifice, everything of the nature of Air is the
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    • awareness and therefore no need for destruction in the first
    • the last decades of the nineteenth or the first decades of
    • nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century
    • world the lamentable statement: ‘First one thing
    • millimetre thick would actually answer in the affirmative.
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    • physical and etheric bodies. The first beginnings of the
    • come off. I discussed this in the first part of my essay on
    • that although they may at first sight appear to be satirical,
    • may not end in failure. The first condition is, however, that
    • happened on Atlantis — we come first of all to ancient
    • to the twenty-first and later to the fourteenth year.
    • and twenty-first year, and perhaps be a forceful personality
    • up to his twenty-first year. But unless he is able to develop
    • him in the first twenty-seven years of his life and who did,
    • was a thorn in the flesh at first, being in opposition, but
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    • head aglow, absolutely fired with enthusiasm, and told me he
    • spiritual truths will first of all activate low instincts,
    • actions. In the first place I am going to impose two rules an
    • is the first rule. Do not come to me, as people have done in
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    • this question, first of all considering why from now on
    • book. If you read the first three chapters of the book you
    • cry for knowledge of the devil in the first chapters of the
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    • first and second age,
    • The book will have three parts and an appendix. In the first
    • at first sight. It shows that in a time not all that far
    • first of all notes a form of hatred or dislike arising
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    • First of all we consider the fact that human beings have the
    • which exists first of all in the mind. Later on we shall
    • thoughts unless we first consider the true nature of the
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    • In the first
    • was an ordeal by fire. To prove guilt or innocence, people
    • people who were so firmly connected with the spiritual world
    • of fire even then; they did not enjoy walking over red hot
    • through fire have been transformed and become more
    • had to be overcome when people went through fire. That is the
    • as they fear fire. We cannot really say people are just
    • gradually approach the fire and do not shy away from reality.
    • emphasized today that for the first seven years, up to the
    • their first to their seventh year they cannot understand at
    • first. And if this cooking process were to include the
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    • anything which emerges in the physical world has first lived
    • concerned, with things living first in human thoughts and
    • crockery in the first place. This is more or less the
    • you no longer know which way to turn; first I tell you the
    • first railways were being built in Central Europe. Speaking
    • coal in the stove, and put in wood and light the fire.’
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    • consider this battle to have been in the first place a battle
    • Michael and the dragon — happens first of all in the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • fire. The first thing we must know is that, seeing that these
    • consuming fire. It feels good to the ahrimanic angels to
    • filled with spiritual wisdom are like a consuming fire and
    • consuming fire of sacrifice for the salvation of the world,
    • third of the nineteenth century and the first half of the
    • first thing, or one of the first things, will have to be
    • a science of education. And one of the first principles to be
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • only come in later years; children must first of all be able
    • first, impulses to consider life in a truly comprehensive
    • glance at the first essay in the journal, which is on the
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • and gradually. Today we shall first of all consider some ways
    • The first is
    • become poets. Speaking of the time when they first began to
    • The first step
    • one of the greatest affirmations of Goetheanism, is
    • for the twentieth, twenty-first and later centuries. This will be only
    • 1880s, 1890s, and the first two decades of the twentieth
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    • some excellent truths which are of the first magnitude. But
    • preparation during the first, second, third and fourth
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • consciousness of this independence first arose as the
    • consciousness soul appeared in human evolution in the first half of
    • although the first references are present already in my
    • must in fact first learn the language of Christ, the language
    • mature adults, but as little worms. But at first they are in the
    • first of all, it is not as great as the intelligence ruling in
    • in the sense world first of all and then carry this education, this
    • first, especially while it was still connected to the Theosophical
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • entire organism. When the organism gradually grows firmer and harder,
    • organism, but only the air element and the fire or warmth element.
    • that thought takes hold only of the elements of air and fire. When an
    • of thinking abandons the firmer parts of the physical organism for the
    • appearance of the idea in sensible form?” First we must know
    • only be redeemed through the Christ. Christianity must first be
    • the first thing which is needed is to realise that intellectual and empirical
    • first decay and become spiritual, in order to change into skull-bones
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • understandable weakness of the great man who made the first map of the
    • first edition of the Calendar (1912) contained reproductions of
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • not first present in these objects, were not placed into them. All
    • spiritual science — we stand firm on the ground of natural
    • first to place before humanity the truth that every plant body is
    • who first discerned how the plant is built up out of these building
    • place itself on the firm ground of natural science. One who
    • other choice, no matter how firmly one wishes to be held by the
    • of plants — that first a person must occupy himself with a
    • suggest to you what is significant here first by means of a
    • analysis originated from the plant. The plant first had to become
    • precondition for the mineral. Everything of a mineral nature is first
    • first separates itself out of the organism, so we have to look at the
    • we can go still further. Today I can give only the first outlines of
    • orientation. The first orientation is that of the stem, through which
    • confirmed that the origin of all things is to be found in the domain
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    • one on the first page of which [in German- speaking
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    • the profane world calls the Sacred Fire; ‘Sacred
    • Fire’ is very different from what the profane world can
    • Sacred Fire (or, as we might also call it, the Sacred
    • Warmth)? What is it in reality, when they revere this Fire?
    • associated with Fire, this kind of Mystery is associated with
    • the Light. Here too, however, as in the case of Fire,
    • the ‘Mysteries of Fire’ the Mysteries of Birth,
    • in the age of a lost science. The first beginnings of a
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • which is at first indistinct in our ordinary consciousness,
    • that in life itself feeling and will must first be drawn into the
    • does not change through the fact that I look upon it with fire
    • objective and less selfish in its whole experience. The first
    • earthly life as a firm resistance which mirrors everything, just
    • learned to know here in the physical world. And we first perceive
    • the world development should first be grasped through a kind of
    • human embryo how the limbs develop out of organs which at first
    • have a stunted aspect, how everything is at first merely head, we
    • already obtain the first elements of what reveals itself in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • The first thing
    • as it were — as a small child — his first battles
    • first endeavored to develop what is contained in the power of
    • Ego, as a firm support in man's inner being, a freedom that does
    • not as yet possess that firmness and consistency giving rise to a
    • into the spiritual world from two directions: In the first place,
    • thinking he feels that he has reached the first stage enabling
    • sensory happenings from the first to the last — if Nature's
    • how did matters stand with the first followers of the Mystery of
    • upon the earth. What brought about the fact that these first
    • soul-spiritual worlds, as a human soul. The first Christians knew
    • wisdom enabled the first Christians to grasp — in the form
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • firm standpoint in life, we must first obtain a conception of our
    • had a somewhat different pose than on the first one.
    • first bring forward the critical objections which can be raised
    • investigation practiced in Anthroposophy does not at first
    • after the first five minutes, but after two minutes!
    • first may really present a slightly comical aspect, but if they
    • woof of our thoughts must first be made strong enough, so that we
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • significant task of the present times. We should feel that first
    • realize that we must first rise to an understanding of Christ's
    • birth. We should remember that we first have to gain an
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • first be distinguished; they are united in an alternating
    • activity, and in order to understand them we must first study
    • we do not dig a hole into it; if we first had to dig a hole into
    • recognize in the first place what is dead, and this pertains to
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • development, from which undefined forms first condensed
    • the world. What arises in that case? In the first place, we live
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • different stages. The first stage or degree was one of
    • first idea of what the Mysteries revealed to him. The subsequent
    • the first chapter of Nietzsche's description of Greek philosophy,
    • past epochs, but we ourselves must first find the way to it, we
    • that in spite of all efforts to built it up again, the first
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • was first shown just at Christmas time, how the Cosmic Word sounded
    • We might say that that which binds man to the Earth is at first
    • within us, but at first only builds up our physical body. It first
    • Mary. Thus at first it was attempted with simple art; later an
    • Scripture. And it was at first really to acquaint them with what had
    • them by the priests. The people first learnt to know of them in this
    • At first the people understood absolutely nothing about the child
    • there were even districts in which all was quite serious at first,
    • holiness on a performance which could not at first have been called
    • Christmas had first to conquer mankind. And it conquered the people
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • its first task is to form our body. To begin with it creates the
    • Joseph and Mary. At first they used a very naive sculptural
    • figures. This came first from the side of the clergy. Thus priests
    • participation developed. There were even regions where first a
    • first had to conquer the people. And the story conquered them to
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    • Translated by Walter F. Knox and published for the first time
    • Translated by Walter F. Knox and published for the first time
    • a fire, for instance, is symbolised in a dream. Think of the
    • boundless distances, into infinity. The first way is that of the
    • matter, but in his first Essay, “The Birth
    • first have learnt to read. Those who have not learnt to read in the
    • mission, and fired by the passion with which he felt himself the
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • Translated by Walter F. Knox and published for the first time
    • Translated by Walter F. Knox and published for the first time
    • unrevised by the lecturer. For the first lecture of the series on the
    • at first to be as full of mystery as the Sphinx itself, standing
    • revived the primeval wisdom of the old Hermes, called this first
    • clock in space, it seems at first sight to be subject to mechanical
    • background and is at first not wholly manifest. Osiris and Isis are
    • Egypt: Man must descend into his own innermost being; there he first
    • the first place, how the blood, the physical instrument of the Ego,
    • his blood upon which he otherwise depends, and, after having first
    • first taught the secrets of his own blood. He passed through an
    • the first stage of Initiation into the Isis-Mysteries. The pupil had
    • described as follows: The pupil was led through the tests of Fire,
    • the sheaths around his Isis-nature. He learnt to know Fire as it
    • learnt to know his watery nature. Fire, Air and Water — the
    • the sheaths, of Fire, Air and Water purified him until he finally
    • mankind had first been taught that the movement of the stars is the
    • stages are to be seen in the three kingdoms of Nature. The first
    • were the first to give the great spiritual impulses to mankind in
  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • Translated by A. Innes and published for the first time in
    • Translated by A. Innes and published for the first time
    • where it hangs. It first attaches the threads and then vanishes into the
    • cocoon. So we first have the egg, then the caterpillar and now the
    • the butterfly exists as such, four things are required. First of all the
    • fire. This is only hindered by the burning. By reason of this it is
    • way to observe things in Nature. First, quite a significant idea is
    • creature. This is the first thing we see. The second is the deep
    • created out of light, but light had first to take up matter, form a case
    • butterfly arises from light which has first been imprisoned.
    • their minds. He had first to prepare himself for such an experience. It
    • so it goes on right hack to the first ovum of all, which is Eve's. So
    • has first to disappear for the butterfly to arise. It arises inside
    • instance matter must first be destroyed and vanish, thus enabling the
    • Fertilisation signifies that matter has first been destroyed. A minute
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    • before the first Goetheanum, the building to which he had given
    • destroyed by fire. In this lecture he speaks of the heritage brought
    • before the first Goetheanum, the building to which he had given
    • destroyed by fire. In this lecture he speaks of the heritage brought
    • first to speak of some of the ways in which the human soul expresses itself
    • spirit-seed of our physical body: this we send down first; then we take
    • sleep what man has to go through during the first stage after death.
    • recollection, of memory, gradually unfolds. At first it is quite
    • with art. At first I astonished myself, although Goethe actually spoke
  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • basaba firmemente en el conocimiento. Tampoco se hacía ninguna
    • al Cosmos, sino cuando él está firmemente dentro de sí
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • Nachlassverwaltung. This lecture is the first of fourteen given
    • content first of all grows dim, is then gradually extinguished and a
    • the first place an undifferentiated condition of soul. In this undefined
    • experience consciously this first stage of sleep without right
    • is a direct result of this first stage of sleep.
    • first stage of sleep. We owe to sleep something that has untold
    • and affirm the presence of a universal divine ordering in the world. It
    • and pass from the first to the second stage, the inner experience of the
    • if I may so express it, ‘enfired;’ but in order for these
    • second and the first stage we are gradually led back.
    • process of metabolism is fired by what we experience at night in
    • the first time the possibility of explaining the single instance in its
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • will affirm that worms originate in clay, neither will any clear
    • “modern faith” will then have yet firmer
    • affirm is the result of a knowledge of nature.
    • to look for scientific confirmation of the tenets of Karma and
    • the first globules of protoplasm formed themselves out of some
    • twenty-first, you find the anthropoid who does not yet have
    • know a single scientific corroborated fact which would confirm
    • chemistry first and then speak about it.” Professor
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • in asking first of all: “What becomes of the oxygen,
    • first lives on in the second and when these die they both
    • first half of the lecture — and then proceed to the
    • being. We must first gain an idea of the nature of fatigue. I
    • some kind. Such a definition appears very plausible at first
    • That, however, must first come into being. I know that what I
    • is different. He then notices, certainly, that his first step
    • first steps of progress in one who is leading a Spiritual
    • recognised before in its true reality. We must first see it
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • It first appeared in English translation in the Anthroposophical
    • into the first, second and third elementary kingdoms. It is
    • within the physical body — how it first arose.
    • first stage of evolution for the precursor of our present
    • The first is what we call Earth — that is,
    • or Fire. For the occultist, Fire is something
    • — whereas modern science merely looks upon the fire, or
    • physical body. The first part, which contains all four
    • in their work upon themselves, as far as the first stage of
    • their activity. The first of these is a power which is the
    • in the human body — namely fire, heat. These are
    • and have a body of fire. In the mineral kingdom, everything
    • described first, did not descend even as far as the astral
    • our physical world, and which work down into it. The first
    • manner, there is a first Elementary Kingdom, which
    • human kingdom first arose upon the earth. It is the blood
    • which first makes man a human being; all the kingdoms are
    • besides this mineral kingdom itself, also the first
    • upon the minerals, the Beings of the first Elementary Kingdom
    • the groups of minerals. But it is the Beings of the first
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • Science as a whole rests, in the first place, upon the
    • Francesco Redi who first said that no worm nor fish issues
    • from riverslime unless a worm or fish germ has first been
    • First, a truth pronounced thus brings accusation of heresy;
    • for the first rays of the rising Sun, gathers these with his
    • plants and mineral and sends us His fire through the rays of
    • Faust when we see him at the beginning of the first part,
    • Unfortunately is the number of works of art of first-class
    • The first
    • him growing. The same spirit whom he first called and of whom
    • To me thy countenance in flaming fire:
    • first part of Faust is full of life, breathes direct naturalness; but
    • Faust — in the first place to become occupied with
    • must first mature; must learn the real relationship between
    • in the first place, sent to the mineral kingdom. There man is
    • hut is destroyed by fire. Now he sees what anyone sees who
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • significance for us. The first figure meets us when we turn our
    • centuries was affected when such a soul, having first felt
    • And others with him, fired with passionate love.
    • I hearkened to his prayers and then at first
    • first scene of
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • our own era, to the time when that spirit was first kindled
    • must try and realize what at first sight appears to be the
    • writings and ancient tradition, affirmed that the nerves had
    • well. Not without reason was Aristotle the first historian of
    • those of Galileo and Giordano Bruno are the first harbingers
    • school of Aristotle and especially to those who first
    • first inaugurated the system of severe thought necessary for
    • It is the doctrine which he was the first to realize and
    • first, the thoughts of the Divine Spiritual Beings exist
    • his stand firmly on the ground upon which all the great minds
    • of the phenomena. Galileo affirmed that it was wrong not to
    • truth by minute investigation. He affirmed that to endeavour
    • firmament. We must bear in mind that there were no newspapers
    • he made the great discoveries which confirmed the theories
    • — “Here we stand on the firm earth, immovable in
    • now presented for the first time, that the earth was spinning
    • For he always emphatically affirmed that “the human
    • in. The eyes of Galileo were the first to see the Moons of
    • the Sun with his planets. This discovery confirmed the
    • world, naturally influenced him greatly. Galileo first
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    • We find here, besides a few notes on the first and second
    • first and foremost the ether hypothesis with its artistic
    • First Cause of all Phenomena.” In this book the theory
    • more with life and the soul. We come in the first place to
    • Gegenbaur was of opinion that, in the first place, we ought
    • for instance, affirms that it is impossible, in view of the
    • is the so-called pragmatism, which affirms that, in
    • living spirit first implanted in the objects the thoughts
    • fact that the first volume of a psychological work intended
    • boldly affirm that it is evident to any unprejudiced observer
    • half of the twentieth, or even the first half of the 21st.
    • audience, even on the first evening, and though at each
    • Goethe, — a spirit whom we must first learn to
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • worlds. In this way the soul first comes to Imaginative
    • first enter into the sources of error in such a mediumistic
    • the first place one gets in his revelations super-sensible
    • world, and not be persuaded by what first appears in his
    • space. Thus even the first show not merely the possibility
    • Now man first learns how
    • all this together, one can first really know oneself. If one
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • we cannot even deny that these things are apparently confirmed
    • down within the soul. We ought first to consider what kind of
    • of these things already emerge in the first seven years of life
    • — with a firm step in one case, tripping it lightly in
    • body, it is especially important to observe in the first epoch
    • effect, notably in the first seven years of life, when the
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • magnificently described. He himself is in the first train to
    • when the first train goes over, the bridge collapses and he is
    • been in the first train, but had been sitting quietly at home
    • at his fireside. Well, he might have got two years imprisonment,
    • first place, he is a really great and gifted poet. And
    • first President of the Theosophical Society, Colonel Olcott.
    • was an excellent jurist and a first-class worker. What
    • system. Now he is a first-class lawyer. What does it mean to be
    • a first-class lawyer, as judge (or public prosecutor)? It
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • necessary first to gain a broader basis; I must explain some
    • man does within the social order, is the first seed of
    • its course in this way: There is a first section, approximately
    • twenty-first; and so on. (For instance, there is another
    • comes the period from the fourteenth to the twenty-first year,
    • understands what was spiritually at work in the first centuries
    • Herzen only confirms it with a more tragic feeling:
    • Stuart Mill and Herzen! Mill, speaking in the first place
    • confirm them by the facts? Our age is assuming a certain
    • turn. I have told you how the ‘Grand Orient’ first made efforts
    • be the first to die. We can look up a certain so-called occult
    • our eyes must first learn to see. And we can only learn to see
    • understanding we have first received of the Spiritual
    • and incisive thinker, and he confirms at this point what was long
    • ago foreboded by John Stuart Mill and Herzen; confirms it,
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • say, in place of the Angel whom he first desired to worship
    • of the first calls on every one who finds his way into
    • the Word. It was the Christ. But men must first find the
    • this end, however, we must first learn to understand a little
    • placed by his calling or vocation. To do so, we must first
    • beyond it, first and foremost by learning to understand
    • relation to the cosmos, for to do so one must first see
    • lines of Natural Science — 1763, when Watt first raised
    • this end, however, we must first bring before our souls certain
    • first had to disappear from humanity; it had to be
    • first understand the true interpretation. Watt was not
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • ultimate form: that it first appears, as it were, tumultuously,
    • not to be understood only as they first appear oftentimes in
    • Christ impulse, but at first in a premature form — is the
    • when it first appeared tumultuously in human evolution. We must
    • first into the child's nature. All this is imparted to the
    • has already been affirmed by certain spirits since the
    • man. Jahve had first to sanctify their capacities, which are
    • saying, which is true of our first-born Brother, the Christ
    • living in our midst, we can so affirm that we shall feel it to
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • him three chalices: the first chalice contained gold, the
    • Later the idea was formed that the first king was the
    • and more in the spirit. They saw in man, in the first place, a
    • earliest times regarded the world. All he saw in the firmament
    • external revelation of his Christ. In the first place the
    • their three gifts: first the gift of wisdom, in self-knowledge;
    • religions. For they had the firm conviction that whoever
    • just described. Goethe first invites us to follow the
    • “Die and be re-born” — overcome what you have first been
    • can achieve this consummation of the Self. First, the
    • I should disclose how first an angel's voice
    • E'en now, as quick as forth it gushed at first,
    • overcome that ego which is man's portion at first, has
    • that he has first completed the tasks of the physical plane.
    • first to be overcome. In the passions, in those forces of
    • astral fire, which are part of man's physical nature, in this
    • the lower senses. The first impulse to fight and overcome it
    • whom the first portal is opened. You have been shown in profound
    • does Brother Mark, after passing through the first portal, the
    • music of the spheres he first senses the triple harmony of the
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    • homelessness they would meet with little understanding. In the first
    • external cognition. The first steps towards the understanding of this
    • characteristic example. First, we study the being of man. From the
    • developing is present in man today, at most only the first
    • his astral body which he has already achieved as a first step towards
    • in order to prepare the foundations, first for his physical body,
    • were first created during our present Earth epoch, the astral body
    • within him today implanted first as a seed and then perfected
    • earlier. If we go still further back to the first incarnation of our
    • day. To summarize: the First Beginnings, the Archai, were men on Old
    • Earth evolution, a stage that we shall first have to undergo in the
    • for the first time in the next incarnation of the Earth. They are
    • first, that the mediator between the two different kinds of Spirits
    • is, in the first place, an individual, a creation of his Ego being;
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • transformation of this body. Here we must first of all refer to the
    • First Beginnings, Archai or Spirits of Personality
    • difficulty is that one must first learn to discriminate in the
    • first and major effect of this contact between these Spirits with
    • First Beginnings, the Archai or Spirits of Personality, who during
    • one occasion, when for the first time specially polished lenses were
    • achieved. The lenses had first of all to be invented, polished and
    • as they ought to be on Earth, but are now for the first time working
    • in the ancient Indians of the first post-Atlantean epoch. It was
    • Indian people represented the first flowering of the post-Atlantean
    • secret of the first post-Atlantean civilization.
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    • be incomplete we must first embark upon such inquiries as are
    • the human ego first becomes conscious.
    • is first developed in the Spiritual Soul. Nevertheless the ‘I’
    • the first time in the Intellectual Soul and only becomes fully
    • confirm this axiom for all triangles. You can hold this figure in
    • and confirms what people have learnt at school. I could also give you
    • in a beautiful landscape, but our hearts could never be fired with
    • soul-life of the Archangel first begins with the existence of its
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    • understand how man first came into existence through the cooperation
    • possible. The opportunity to develop ego-consciousness was first
    • education of the child you will know that in the first seven-year
    • first seven years of his life man would have the consciousness
    • about the first third of his life, is subject to the forces of the
    • external world. The first third of our Earth-life therefore is not
    • the age of twenty. To compensate for this man must spend the first
    • life man has to give back what he received during the first, the
    • associated with the development of man during the first of his three
    • development which he undergoes in his twentieth or twenty-first year
    • twentieth or twenty-first year. He would not have been able to go
    • man had lived through the first and last thirds of his life in the
    • influences of the first third of life, we, with all our forces, are
    • the first third of life when, in effect, he is under the dominion of
    • has to spend the first years of his life. And this influence is
    • Spirits before his twenty-first year on Earth. Man would be a totally
    • gradually being overcome. The first steps in this direction were
    • find that the very first indications of racial development could be
    • plane. For instance, the old Indian civilization, the first
    • first Indian civilization is in fact a revelation from spiritual
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    • Archangels and the Archai or First Beginnings. This is the Hierarchy
    • we have the highest of the three Hierarchies — the first
    • landscape of Norway. His first impression will be of a rocky expanse
    • terms of his first impression, namely as hard “rocky
    • follow me on the sketch. In the first place let me draw your
    • present-day geologists have confirmed — that peculiar wave-like
    • Cherubim. The Seraphim work in fire, they operate in whatsoever
    • we perceive first of all beyond the realm of the Spirits of Form who
    • the first (highest) Hierarchy. It is to the unique cooperative
    • have stated that the three elements, water, air and fire are related
    • Form first weave and work. Since, however, the activities of light
    • first, no organs that would enable him to see what lies beyond these
    • we gaze out into cosmic spaces and perceive first of all the Sun in
    • inner being of organic life. To this Hierarchy belongs, in the first
    • water, air and fire are the Beings of the first or highest Hierarchy
    • intimately into human souls. And so in the first (highest) Hierarchy
    • specific task to fulfil. We may confidently affirm that each of the
    • Old Sun and Old Moon epochs. This is not easy because we must first
    • between thinking, feeling and willing, first of all in his own inner
    • discord. Man is called upon first of all to strike a balance between
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    • preliminary conditions were first established for the further
    • racial character cannot at first work directly into his higher
    • vehicles. They are active first of all in these reflections of the
    • participate in this development. He held firm to the Great Spirit of
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    • first to attain the rank of a Time Spirit. This was the stream which
    • class of that country and so laid the foundations of the first
    • to be the first Time Spirit or Archai-being of the post-Atlantean
    • ancient India and made it the leading culture of the first
    • at first, whilst this race was gradually developing, a kind of
    • centuries that the first steps were undertaken towards the
    • Grail. The Archangel of the Northern peoples first received his
    • peoples of Scandinavia, with their first Archangels, were at that
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    • at first slept through, as it were, the period of emergence from the
    • first place he beheld the Archangelic Beings who worked in his soul
    • astral experience. He felt the kinship of the inner fire of the blood
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    • that time were in some respects the very first who experienced an
    • our last lecture — and the facts confirm this — that the
    • the whole it was within European civilization that one first began to
    • to become a free and independent being, to be fired with enthusiasm
    • enter later on, which could not have done so had not Lucifer first
    • Sun Spirit, the Spirit of Light. He has first to show that this world
    • offspring. The first, the one who begets selfishness, is the Midgard
    • fact first plays a definite part in the Twilight of the Gods because
    • he overcomes even that power by which Odin is at first overcome. In
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    • firm foundation from which to proceed. For we shall deal with the
    • Germanic peoples to develop first of all what pertains to the inward
    • remarkable phenomenon. We have already said that the first
    • cultures. In the East we find, in the first place, a distinct
    • creatively active in air and fire, in all the elements in and above
    • attributes. We must first of all understand the two natures of Christ
    • one suddenly senses the first stirrings of a later development. It is
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    • first he does not understand. But if he has heard of Karma, of how
    • made visible in the etheric world. Thus the first elements of future
    • plane by a few isolated individuals at first, and later by increasing
    • traditions of the West, is that everything that the first pioneers of
    • more you will find them confirmed from this source. You must accept
    • those who take what is said as a stimulus in the first place and test
    • active mind and you will find confirmation of what has been said as a
    • not yet be presented in the first half of the fifth post-Atlantean
    • peoples. This preparatory stage lasted for the first half of the
    • fifth post-Atlantean age. At first, all that could be achieved by way
    • presented may also help us to make the firm resolution to harbour the
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    • in feeling to the very first beginnings of European cultural
    • the deepest spiritual life, fired men with religious fervour for the
    • the soul, fired by feeling, strengthened by the best in our will,
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • a first literary step has
    • when Socrates first wrested scientific thinking from the old unified
    • whole of his work, Goethe made his first contact with the spiritual
    • perpetual sacrifice of intellectuality it was a first reminder of
    • Thus, each time we set to work — first the small group of those
    • go in the first place to the recreator of the Mystery of Eleusis, and
    • are trying to do. Let me first gratify a heartfelt wish by alluding
    • German language together with performances of the first two of
    • First edition 1889 (Perrin et Cie. Paris). English edition,
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    • connection between the two streams. It confirms that Demeter forces
    • development and formation of the ego principle, making it firmer and
    • firmer. Whereas in primeval times these forces were dedicated to the
    • the first period, was utterly different from a body of the present
    • the first seven years the physical body is changed, in the second
    • is the force which was first prepared as conscious thought in the old
    • souls to an ever increasing extent. This is confirmed by prophecy as
    • the first two of four Mystery Plays by Rudolf Steiner. Translated as
    • in the first volume of
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    • times have borne testimony can be confirmed today. For instance, it
    • has been possible recently to confirm experiences which occurred in
    • occultist, he certainly gets at first a very unpleasant sensation ...
    • knowledge of a man's own astral body is first and formost
    • enable us to acquire a profound insight, first into the wonders of
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    • fully clear to us if first we learn a little about the way spiritual
    • these lectures. First we have to reflect that humanity, as it evolves
    • Beings of the first category, and you know the relationship in which
    • should say, ‘then Angels were leaders of humanity in the first
    • right back to the first post-Atlantean epoch, to the civilisation of
    • record a continuous progress of humanity from the first
    • mankind. First in the Indian epoch the highest rank, the Archai or
    • will all be illuminated, inflamed, set on fire by the Christ Impulse.
    • which was first made possible by the Mystery of Golgotha. You know
    • physical substance would furnish the first germ to which other
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    • come about specifically upon Earth. We know of course that man first
    • say that modern man is like someone who sits firmly and comfortably
    • independent ego added to the Zeus forces. The independent ego first
    • first clairvoyant, we see what we have called Persephone, then we can
    • when our hearts are afire for things of the mind, when we feel as
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    • is really the first teacher of intellectual civilisation, we must
    • Dionysos civilisation that man has first to acquire the intellectual
    • because he was to become the ego's first teacher.
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    • tribulations, we must first give some thought to what modern
    • which we ourselves have first produced, and which are then made
    • is, for the real man, who is at first only to be met with in the
    • we can experience that the soul is being put to a first and very
    • what I am about to describe as a first tremendous challenge to the
    • knowledge in general, we must first endeavour to get to know
    • takes the very first step in describing spiritual truths —
    • gate of death, then in the first part of the time between death and a
    • which make us old we carry over with us. In the first part of the
    • represented the human self firmly planted upon the Earth. When the
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    • in the first scene of the second Play, after he has wrestled with
    • be easy to compare the mood which prevails in the first scene of the
    • which the normal consciousness is at first incapable of
    • springs from this. In the first scene of the second Play he feels it
    • are like this. From this fear, this feeling of impotence, we at first
    • Although the first rudiments of this physical body were present in
    • idea of this if you first have a look at man himself. Take the human
    • thoughts. And just as man actually first comes to know himself in his
    • resurrection, a revivification of what had first organised us and
    • had only been the thought-life of other gods. But now for the first
    • continued to live only in what we call the etheric elements, first
    • flitting around the first generation in the chemical and life-ether
    • great deed on Golgotha during the old Sun evolution, was first shown
    • that He first revealed Himself to man in a mirrored image, so to say
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    • these forces more closely. First we must pay attention to certain
    • terms of Spiritual Science, we have in the first place to see in the
    • first time upon our Earth, the purified stream from cosmic space
    • towards the head. This is what first gave to every human soul the
    • be quite wrong to look upon what was expressed in our first
    • the strength to impart content to what is at first merely image. We
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    • came in the first place from the stuff of the human soul; but because
    • they form a dense mass; and it is into this dense mass that he first
    • are what we first meet when we enter into ourselves, seem horrifying
    • understood, fully confirms the spiritual-scientific doctrine of
    • made through clairvoyance, but they can be confirmed by the facts
    • understood all such modern discoveries provide confirmation for
    • gods. But in order to reach these we have first to penetrate through
    • into a region of burning fire, and what constitutes the widths of
    • Greek tragedy, Greek drama. The first dramas of Aeschylus, and in a
    • looking for ordeals, would be the first to run into them. For
    • first Rosicrucian drama, in which we find a development of soul which
    • her first trial, then the trials become more and more severe, but the
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    • such a humen being, whom we have at first compared to a star that flashes
    • existence for the first time in the experiences of this human soul?”
    • first time what it means that the being of man should appear again and
    • of Florence then? In the first place the inhabitants give the impression
    • appears before them uttering words of fire against the current misdeeds,
    • was led to the fire of martyrdom with his companions, and how from the
    • First there are the sentries
    • was seized with inner fire and passed through the whole tragedy of the
    • that it was swayed by the so-called “fire of Christendom.”
    • fire” as may appear to have been the case.
    • by a soul permeated with Savonarola's fire and winged by the experience
    • of the artist Raphael, the fire that pours forth from Savonarola. When
    • we realize how Raphael brings this fire with him through birth from
    • have been able to speak with the same fire that is later found in Savonarola.
    • — we seek in a life already past for the Christian fire that
    • did not at first contain rising before his eyes in the resurrected culture
    • The first Christian centuries
    • the soil of Italy and flowed into the works of art; first virtual perception
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    • heard of such things for the first time were quite skeptical, until
    • be confirmed by a occult investigation.
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    • First of all I must apologise
    • at the first lines of the Iliad that Homer speaks with exactitude. What
    • in the first lines, — the wrath of Achilles. And when we go through
    • stand quite firmly on the ground of facts, of truth, of the attainable,
    • of humanity, we find first of all — one might say — the
    • can trace it fairly accurately; it first teamed forth in humanity at
    • than to that time which is recorded as the period of the first Greek
    • me, who takes possession of me when I sing and speak.” This first
    • facts. First of all, at the beginning of this clairvoyant condition
    • know next to nothing of an external world. On the other hand, the first
    • first place, we live in such connection with our soul that in it we
    • spiritual worlds and creates his astral body, they saw as the first
    • forged that it had first to be wrought upon for a time; did not at once
    • powers. Whilst the etheric body was being forged, it had first to grow
    • it must first be made ready, them as it were, fully matured, in order
    • the forging, and the rediscovery of it. We see the Sampo first sunk
    • which appear first as primitive forces just as they are described in
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    • like first to remind you how events which take place behind the veil of
    • light, presenting themselves first as a kind of riddle to be
    • souls. A man first observes it quite externally: when spring comes he
    • inward sulphur-fire, to use Jacob Boehm's expression. It is a
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    • while for our further studies we must keep firmly in view this winter
    • have, first, a solid core in the centre
    • oxygen: that is only a first approximation. All water, wherever
    • we can say, first of all, that in so
    • therefore we observe the Earth in the depths of winter, we have first
    • firmly consolidated during winter through its salt-formation,
    • will first consider salt-formation,
    • the basis of salt-formation, the effect is, first of all, that the
    • — after all that has first to happen in order that a new human
    • first as an embryo, is in this sense wholly Sun-activity. The embryo
    • what it became after imbibing its first drop of milk. That was the
    • the new-born infant was a Sun-being, and that through the first
    • Hence the new-born infant did not at first belong to the Earth at
    • First we have the Moon-Earth element, spread out below the Earth's
    • the first Christian centuries, and of which the last echoes have
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    • factor in winter-time. We will study this first in the limestone
    • in the small dome of the first Goetheanum, and in Rudolf Steiner's
    • into the life of the Earth itself: first, the extreme that man would
    • clouds, as in Shakespeare's play, a shape which looks first like a
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    • characteristic raiment — the raiment which first lights up in
    • Its meaning first dawns upon the mind when as human beings we learn
    • convincing power, if — I might say — one has first
    • like this. The first words endeavour to represent how the gaze of Uriel
    • him, confirming him — the St. John Imagination filled
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    • And here I would like first to say something by way of introduction.
    • then they are very little understood. So in the first part of
    • nature. A flame that burns externally is dead fire; that which
    • possibilities of illness during the first seven years of life, and
    • complete picture. First, the summer picture at the time of St. John:
    • healing forces which he has first — one might say —
    • something like a fiery serpent, a serpent of shining fire, no longer
    • the air, mingling and combining fire, water and earth, so as to
    • understands the first stage of healing. If he knows what salt should
    • forces. If we first see this for ourselves and then, having perhaps
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    • — and these lectures should be a kind of confirmation of
    • Turning our attention first of all to the South of Europe in a
    • primitive people who were its first bearers, Christianity
    • Christ. Those first bearers of the Christian impulse who found
    • question to itself, it is led, first of all, to an event from
    • Impulse, was therefore directed, in the first place, to this
    • event that presents itself first and foremost to clairvoyant
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    • Pentecost. I said in the first lecture that clairvoyant
    • research may first of all be directed to this event, for as we
    • schooled in the sense of Spiritual Science can still confirm
    • eclipses and earthquakes, and even fire-damp in mines. That
    • only believes in what can at any time be re-confirmed by
    • that cannot be confirmed by experiment? It is quite impossible
    • experiences were for Peter the first result of the quickening
    • experienced then for the first time: When Jesus of Nazareth
    • This is, so to speak, the first knowledge we are able to read
    • and which now, at Pentecost, became alive in them for the first
    • so-called Fifth Gospel. And at the end of this first
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    • spiritual experience attained, first of all, the rank called
    • a “Father.” In regard to the first four degrees it
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    • in the form of Hebrew learning. At first the boy listened with
    • communicate for the first time when just recently we were
    • confirmed in his soul that the aversion of the Essenes for
    • ingrained itself into his very soul, burned like fire in his
    • burnt like fire in his soul when after that deep conversation
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    • come over him. The first fruit of this wisdom had been
    • Talmud and can be confirmed by external scholarship. The people
    • thirty years. He therefore passed through His first earthly
    • the Christ Being was led, first of all, into “the
    • have to battle. And so the Christ Being, living for the first
    • First of all, the Christ Being within the body of Jesus
    • man must find on earth if he is to stand firm against Lucifer
    • first time come to earth could not yet know. He did not know
    • He transposed into: “But deliver us,” and the first
    • Whereas in the first periods the Christ Being had been
    • before me what I said at the end of the first, namely,
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    • metabolic and limb system — of which Steiner gave the first full
    • have a firm foundation in spiritual knowledge, I can say: in them we
    • the first breath. This can be called the awakening in the spiritual
    • the Angels. That is like drawing the first breath in the spiritual
    • The first
    • can treat it in a way which shows us we have benefited from the first
    • stand in life in a cowardly way, the forces which should fire our
    • human being which we lose early, which we possess only in the first
    • speech. In the first years of our life we develop the forces which in
    • on 6th January. Before she drew the first breath, before she saw the
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • first thing that has followed from the scientific method of
    • in the human soul. Doubts arise first in the intellect, it is
    • ways of knowledge; but I am selecting only two. First, then, we
    • This is the first step towards a way of knowledge suited to
    • discover for the first time that such a rhythm exists. Just as
    • man. Instead, we have first to extract our ideas, or mental
    • objection that the external mode of knowledge must first
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • first appears before the “mind's eye” every evening
    • death, just as it always does at the onset of sleep? The first
    • second experience is in a way a direct opposite of the first.
    • hand, tells us: First there exists in us the thought or
    • the first volume of his unfinished work on psychology, he asks:
    • books there is a first part, which is accepted as something
    • not become; for it could not provide us with a firmly
    • greater strength gradually; and just as at first we
    • we thus first strengthen the soul and then empty it, yet keep
    • finer being, an ethereal being as it were, a now for the first
    • us first ask ourselves: What do we actually see when, in
    • these sciences may be, we see what is within only by first
    • between birth and death, and of which we see the first gleams
    • and antipathy, we see how it develops from these first steps;
    • see it, I think I have established all the more firmly in
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • first become ripe. We cannot of our own volition do
    • yesterday — that operates in us as a first
    • life, the soul must first take on that temper of piety, that
    • science as a unity. When we first begin to read Soloviev, it is
    • first demand on life. We have seen that Western civilization is
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • we lovingly submit to it without at first noticing how much it
    • first reveal itself through the human soul.
    • attitude — something we can recognize as a first
    • therefore a first step.
    • reality for us, must still be applied to it in the first
    • reach the first stage at which we can recognize once more that
    • civilization. It was necessary that man should first feel
    • initially unreal concepts. This is the first step, from which
    • confluence correctly, by taking a first step that will
    • encounter in the West, however, has the character of a first
    • spirituality from the first step we have taken here in the
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • the first thing that the view of the world I am advocating has
    • first, however, this is linked with an appreciable
    • first discovery we make is as follows: what the mystic is
    • The man who goes beyond this and, after first ensuring his
    • first thing to do is to familiarize yourselves with the
    • Instead, they will say: We first attempt, cautiously and
    • of materiality — water, air and fire — in the
    • individual organs. We must first condense the psychic element;
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • social reforms from first principles, in an abstract and
    • political programmes. In the first place, I am fully convinced
    • example, that neither the infant in its first years of life,
    • develops first the powers which make it, I would say, a single
    • potent ideals, which fire our love.
    • our position in the social order as firmly as the man of
    • instinct did, to make social organisms possible for the first
    • first is that of discovering imaginatively our own position.
    • society. And this was delivered in a manner that was fired, I
    • the fire of immediate personal impact, but in a manner that
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • direction. To do so, I shall first have to say something
    • practice first of all; but he is always looking over his
    • has first allowed the power of the divine word to flow into the
    • forms. It is in the West that the economic element first
    • any rate at first, tends to endow economic conditions with a
    • thinking that in a conscious way will first perceive the goals
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • feature that has been typical of Europeans since they first
    • less common at first, gradually evolved. I would say: division
    • the Oriental social order, the first consideration was thus to
    • First of all he set forth, in marked opposition to my own
    • to teach and educate must first of all know the effect of this
    • that has its being around us will be fired once more.
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • leader in the social sphere must first and foremost establish
    • can find it interesting; what interests them first and
    • is: “That's all very well: but in the first place we
    • members of the upper classes too, is not interested first
    • exerted first, before we can win men over in any other way
    • will understand it. We shall, it is true, first have to
    • Nothing can come to fruition which has not first been cast into
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    • The first half of this volume builds up the foundation of knowledge;
    • first, in order to derive from it the human remedies for its
    • law still operated for many writers in the first half of the
    • opposition to this, however, there emerged in the first half of
    • first-rate things. I am convinced that, so long as they are
    • essential point, however, is that in the first place capitalism
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    • For what first makes our world into a whole, raising us above Maya and
    • really the first half
    • Already I have said that in the first half of the 19th Century, people
    • consciousness of this still existed up to the first half of the 19th
    • Century in the life of mankind. As the first clairvoyance described
    • of the first half of the 19th Century — you still find —
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    • observation. For what first makes our world into a whole, raising
    • literature, was really the first half of the 19th century. Then
    • have already said that in the first half of the 19th century people
    • of this still existed up to the first half of the 19th century in
    • the life of mankind. As the first clairvoyance described here was
    • first half of the 19th Century — even if it cannot be described
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    • This lecture is the first of fifteen lectures in the series entitled,
    • This lecture is the first of fifteen lectures in the series entitled,
    • stand on a firm substantial point. On the other hand, a men is
    • is the truth; that is certain. That firm basis for the
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • grasp such a perception, on which one could stand firm, was
    • added to this inner experience does man come to a really firm
    • Ideal; and in this stream he seeks to find a firm point. St.
    • Augustine sought that firm point. To-day we only want to bring
    • the first stage that the ideas of man tended mostly towards
    • Demonology. The first stage of evolution in the Comte sense is
    • demons and little demons. That was the first stage.
    • they first thought demons, elementary beings, were behind all
    • stream, the Ideal, that thereby he could get a firm point on
    • who, in a purely natural materialistic ordering, seek a firm
    • first abstractly and philosophically for a bridge between the
    • he came at first to all kinds of abstract thoughts in the
    • course of this bridge-building. While he first built on the
    • seen one spirit who seeks a firm starting point in Idealism
    • — A spirit, Auguste Comte, who seeks a firm starting
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    • realms in order to see clearly. First I will picture the outer
    • ideas. So also the idea that each living entity, in the first
    • of reincarnation. First, it renders understandable for us
    • the early time of Christianity, in the first Christian
    • the objective confirmation of a cosmic law of the
    • you must first pour humanity into these conditions, so that
    • the deepest soul-inwardness must first stream out of our
    • streamed outwards. The first things that have to be worked
    • over, what we have to take up first as the social question, are
    • acquire Theosophical knowledge, and if they cognize the first
    • brotherhood [Refers to the first fundamental principle of the
    • welfare, but rather for the sake of necessity. We want to firm
    • thought thus. In the first half of the 19th century there have
    • there have been people who in the first half of the nineteenth
    • economist whose works you can read and who lived in the first
    • way they are, Theosophy's first major principle for our social
    • Among the numerous work stoppages in the first years of
    • formed the first Soviet (Council).
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    • of the first Goetheanum at Dornach, 20th September, 1916.
    • This is the first of 6 lectures in the lecture series,
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    • of the first Goetheanum at Dornach, 20th September, 1916
    • thought was first conceived of building a sanctuary for our
    • begun is very imperfect; a first tentative groping towards
    • which, however, I am enabled to impart for the first time
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    • things which though at first appearing only symptomatic of that
    • provides a psychological document of the first importance, where he
    • and which Schiller later confirmed in this letter.
    • Schopenhauer, and let us see first how Schopenhauer stood
    • fundamental physical concepts, and a good deal in his first work,
    • firm ground of Goethean world-conception, and so we see a
    • earth and thinks at first they are falling from Heaven. She
    • We have seen that the first, the Golden King,
    • he enters upon life, they find confirmation by proving themselves
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    • that he who believes himself able to stand on the firm ground of
    • everyone can find such truths confirmed as those dealing with numbers
    • human soul, and considered the first stage on the way to initiation,
    • development. He stood firmly on the ground of the principle of
    • in each of the four corners. In the first was the Golden, in the
    • reach the Beautiful Lily, in such a way that all his powers at first
    • error.’ Man must first be free, he must reach the point of
    • soul. The secret which the Old Man must first discover, is of this
    • the Snake has to tell him first. This indicates to ns that man has
    • found already in the first parts of ‘Faust.’
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    • Goethe's Faust is truly a testament of the very first order
    • disposition and that he began in 1774 to write down the first part
    • Notably he took the first part of Faust with him when he
    • the first time and published in 1790, and further we know the
    • the first edition. All that we have of Faust, including that very
    • Frankfort time into the Strassburg time and also into the first
    • he had poured into this work. All this is in the first part of
    • Looking back to the first part we can see how
    • first part, especially in the beginning, is full of deep truths
    • Though the first part in many ways appears to be
    • glass. Then waiting for the morning, as the first rays of the sun
    • it on to the wax taper and in this way lighted a fire on the altar
    • fire which should have come from the foundation and source of life
    • he saw on the first page a symbol which had a deep
    • stiffening itself, and when he read the words on the first page,
    • character who had lived in the first half of the sixteenth century.
    • It is related that Faust lived in the first half of the
    • at the first monologue in ‘Faust’ we see clearly what
    • first part of ‘Faust.’ Man can understand nothing
    • consider Faust in this first form, we see what difficulties Goethe
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    • ‘What says the Sage, now first I recognize:
    •  And seas of fire — and what a fire! — surprise us.’
    • Wherefore he sees at first the world of the spiritual
    • already experienced something which can be looked upon as the first
    • is transfigured in the night, as it at first becomes clairvoyant in
    • The first stage of clairvoyance is something which can
    • human soul makes halt at or attaches itself to these firm outlines,
    • after the first exercises have taken effect. For he arrives at what
    • spiritual world first approaches him. If you think how, in the
    • clairvoyant human being comes into the spiritual world. At first it
    • first the spiritual world is experienced like the mother-substances
    • at first it is all confusing. Still, into this realm enters man.
    • is otherwise firm and solid in transfigurations of eternal
    • this scene is meant to be: Faust's penetration to the first stages
    • can at first be only like a seed in the world. It must pour itself
    • world. But first he represents those to whom the name
    • intentions a delimiting form and firmness by means of the
    • ‘Faust;’ for one will first have to learn the language
    • One has first to learn how to read Goethe,
    • properly for the first time, when we see in it, not the true
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    • first place, as we trace back in historical time, we see a
    • us first call to mind our own soul-life. I will take an example
    • the head is enclosed by the hard firm bones of the skull, it is
    • abstraction, from the solid, firm Cosmos — in the same
    • rhythmic memory. Thus we have first, localised memory;
    • memory first made its appearance which we with our lamentable
    • declining and the first Post-Atlantean peoples were wandering
    • eastward in the direction of Asia. For we have first the
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    • various epochs. In the first part of my lecture I attempted to
    • the highest realm, the First Hierarchy: Seraphim, Cherubim,
    • dream-picture of a flaring fire. He hears the call of ‘Fire!’
    • Outside in the street a fire engine is passing, to put out a
    • fire somewhere or other. But what a difference between the
    • conception of the work of the fire-brigade that can be formed
    • water, earth, air and fire. And sleep brought him again other
    • thought and feeling. Thus these Eastern peoples had first their
    • elemental spirits of the earth, water, air and fire, — in
    • ancient Asiatic period. The first two states of
    • compensation of meeting in the forest Beings of the First
    • the first place, we had the transition from rhythmic memory to
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • In the first two introductory lectures we have been at pains to
    • Epic is called Erech, dissensions arose in the city. At first
    • cosmic world of those Spiritual Beings Who were the first great
    • succumbed to the first temptation that assailed him and fell
    • the first to experience the descent of the Ego-consciousness,
    • Asia, was first and foremost cosmic knowledge; its wisdom and
    • everything that is of a plant-like nature. At first it was in
    • view. These personalities who had first in the Egypto-Chaldean
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    • us first form an idea of the nature of such an initiation, that
    • there is no standing firm on illusion! In truth, my dear
    • matter, first to experience with one's whole inner being, with
    • him earlier, but it was established and confirmed in full
    • Hibernia, and continued so to come until the first centuries of
    • new knowledge. First of all, the real nature of human
    • Lamprecht; the first German secular epic poem.]
    • air-element, the fire- or warmth-element, and then of the
    • Earth, the hard firm Earth; the fluid Earth, the Water; then
    • the Air; and the whole permeated and surrounded with Fire. But
    • Cold; in the direction of the South the Warm, the Fire element.
    • the firm. In the intermediate zone between Warm and Dry, that
    • the Fire element ruled.
    • India, and saw the Spirits of Fire hover over the Earth, saw
    • Fire — I must undertake a journey to India. That was a
  • Title: World History: Lecture V: Mysteries of the East, West, and of Ephesus
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    • and, in the first place, to Greece. This change was of the
    • herbs and flowers, the trees that take firm hold into the Earth
    • first to be turned westward. As such, they had already that
    • light, and he will at first be dazed and stupefied. He will be
    • [Herodotus of Halicarnassos, the first Greek
    • the first prose historian, appeared. And from this
    • and Alexander the Great, there was living in the first place
    • significance for later times. Of the first importance however
    • as Alexander's, able to fire others with his own enthusiasm,
    • asserting itself in the West, first as Rome, later under the
    • Alexander the Great, we behold the flames of fire burst forth
    • Looking across to the East and letting our imagination be fired
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    • of mankind, we have first to bring about a change in our power
    • had not been followed first by Greece and then by Rome.
    • Ephesus we first find a difference. There the pupils in the
    • times of year. There the first sign of personality makes its
    • makes its first appearance in the Roman period. Think, my dear
    • the very first lectures of this course, when I described the
    • Mystery of Golgotha. Hence the first way by which the Mystery
    • exception. Do but make the experiment of reading first Plato
    • it will of the destruction by fire of the Goetheanum, in the
    • fire has a tremendous significance.
    • physical flames of fire flaring up on that night, we see the
    • of the burning flames in the spiritual fire that it is ours now
    • look upon the flames mounting up in terrible tongues of fire
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    • in the first third of the 15th century, and that marks the
    • and good. In the first instance these terms are mere words: but
    • the words and gives them their content. We ask first: what
    • quartz-crystal was first formed in the mountains. It was formed
    • the human being we may see working together, first of all the
    • further. And now, first the etheric and then the physical body
    • have here a towel or a sponge, and over there is a fire. The
    • warmth of the fire, which can spread out all around quite
    • the fire. When, however, the warmth of the fire reaches the
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    • of fire may be read the ancient word: The Jealousy of the
    • that time. To find the Rosicrucian master the pupil must first
    • through the mineral world, he is united with the first
    • those earlier times and on into the first third of the
    • forms of the Goetheanum that was destroyed by fire a year ago.
    • way up through the general sea of fire. They came from the
    • of fire glowed with all manner of changing colours. And as one
    • fire at the Goetheanum. At the fire of the Goetheanum we passed
    • Even so let us look back upon the terrible flames of fire that
    • spirit in which at a certain moment of our life we first sought
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    • or that town, for if people first see Eurythmy without hearing
    • flames of fire will go forth from the new Goetheanum that will
    • Let this be fired from the East
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    • destruction by fire of the Goetheanum, which will remain
    • this Goetheanum was first called “Johannesbau” by
    • building on the Dornach hill, would be at first peculiarly
    • try first — today in a somewhat different way from the
    • those very people who are firmly convinced that they stand on
    • us think first of the strange world which each of you knows as
    • about the dream, one must first wake up.
    • means of the body — we at first regard it as
    • we shall have to turn first of all — and Anthroposophy
    • the soul-life that was ours during the first three years on
    • deals with such a problem seriously will turn first to a
    • so the question may arise which is still vague at first, and
    • outer things make an impression upon us. First, we have
    • an aliveness which one must first come to know before an
    • we first submitted ourselves, but are entirely different. And
    • spiritual world; and the first experience that results is this:
    • reached only the first stage of super-sensible knowledge.
    • the opposite process to the one first characterized. First we
    • all thinking and imagining, after having first most actively
    • make research in the anthroposophical way, the first is the
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    • came the time of the first epoch after the Mystery of
    • the first epoch after the Mystery of Golgotha, that was not
    • Thus in the first Christian Centuries it was endeavoured to
    • was the first, because some one had to be first, just as
    • in the Divine Hierarchies also, one had to be first. A memory of
    • social structure, was lost. First the Gods, later the metaphysical
    • of Truth simply did not exist in the first Christian
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    • at first the child grows into the world as in a kind of
    • to perceive the being truly, we must first destroy something
    • as an idea, as a perception. Thus you must first create in
    • look first at summer time, outside us we see in this summer
    • if it is not rooted in the process of death. As in the first
    • shedding first of the physical and then of the etheric body,
    • first the misty realm of the spirit and then the whole true
    • hear that to become spiritual the trees must first decay,
    • dried-up tree-trunk, it is really showing for the first time
    • its spiritual appearance. There must everywhere first be
    • and really experiences individually what has first to build
    • We need not be clairvoyant at first but must accustom
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    • this, we must put first, and take in the deepest sense, what
    • from the head is at first bound up with experiences which
    • process carried out is this, that we first move out of our
    • over the whole cosmos is that which man mast first
    • world. In the physical-sensible world, we first have correct
    • we must first develop ideas — we must make every effort
    • spiritual-psychic principle which first worked on the bodily,
    • elsewhere, man first found his fulfillment, then there
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    • the two sides of a balance, of which first one side and then
    • the virtues of which we have spoken: first — valour,
    • primary to our devotion to this child? What is the first
    • comes from the fire when we light a stove, so it is true that
    • But through healthy, devoted interest we stand morally firm
    • to Plato, the first virtue is wisdom, and according to him,
    • first to learn the truths about the cosmos and about human
    • that they must first ascertain that what they assert really
    • from the first lecture) among the people who, in the fourth
    • been said, that Christ was first crucified on Golgotha, but
    • first to one side and then to the other. This is a radical
    • first appeared in the fourth post-Atlantean age, namely the
    • first half of the earth's development being dissolved in the
    • at first, finds nothing with which it can clothe itself.
    • the first - around whom humanity in its multiplicity has
    • still happen, confirming what is felt by persons with special
    • immortal individual,” fires one to good deeds, to
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    • must take into account from the very first the marked
    • for aesthetics, was slightly disillusioned when he first called
    • on science, and this is what he did at first. Jurisprudence,
    • revolutionary spirit of the first rank storming the culture of
    • in every possible kind of quarrel and battle during the first
    • called the first version of this drama, if we choose so to
    • he was so firmly rooted in his own individuality. On the other
    • them to be of first importance at that time, but they were only
    • first importance. He was a far better statesman than many a
    • He endeavored in everything to confirm in detail the ideas of
    • inner harmony of nature could not be confirmed because of such
    • arrived at his first important scientific treatise entitled,
    • escape. We must not forget that he then, for the first time,
    • from his earliest youth. This was his first introduction to the
    • that Rome was the first city through which he viewed the
    • the Apennine peninsula. He endeavored to confirm the idea of
    • first returned than Schiller's youthful works. But the two men
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    • likewise in Goethe, even though we might at first consider him
    • into certain periods. The first proceeds in such a way that we
    • we study the first part of Goethe's life up to the year 1775,
    • etheric body, through the physical body to such a firm contact
    • confirms what is to be perceived from the facts regarding his
    • of much that confirms its truth. Consider the knowledge
    • life? To further understand the life of a man, we must first
    • in the first scenes of Faust. In order to write the
    • sense and in the right light, these first scenes of
    • soul-sleep, to reduce the intensity of the fire that burned in
    • his soul as he wrote these first scenes. Then, the Duke of
    • first had to experience his own rejuvenation in Rome. It is for
    • The giant fir tree, falling, hits and smashes
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    • first formation, so that our brain system really has its most
    • systems, enters consciousness at first only in a small degree.
    • The forces with which they dream must first be applied in the
    • have to indicate the first potential toward shoemaking here at
    • must first familiarize themselves with what is a beginning.
    • accomplishes: first the most insignificant work in a profession
    • karma with his vocation until we first know how his labor,
    • But I had first to introduce these matters so we might attain a
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    • cosmic complex as it may at first appear. I pointed out that,
    • where the first potentialities of the physical body were
    • intimately bound up with evolution that we owe the first
    • their vocational activity that will be the first potentiality
    • for Vulcan, just as the Saturn activity was the first
    • spiritual science. Only by learning first to recognize the
    • be an empty phrase. In the first place, people will see that
    • necessarily create the first cosmic potentiality for a
    • be said that we must first begin to understand the meaning of
    • ever more intimate. It will appear first in those areas that
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    • say that these things cannot be confirmed by examples from all
    • soul must first investigate the significance of such a ruin in
    • at first be preserved in the depths of the soul where it may be
    • appears during the first seven years can be more thoroughly and
    • him or her to walk in a particular way such as with a firm step
    • primarily into consideration during the first period of life is
    • life. As a matter of fact, during the first seven years in
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    • over the bridge, but was sitting at home by the fire. Then he
    • instructive: first, because he is really a great and gifted
    • the first president of the
    • presuppositions, we must first acquire a clear perception and
    • Frequently, what needs to be done is to direct one's gaze first
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    • accomplished within the social order is the first germ of
    • There we see that human life first
    • third to the twenty-first, and so on all the way to the
    • then the period from the fourteenth until the twenty-first year
    • spiritually at work in the first centuries of the Christian
    • confirms it, but from a mood of tragic sensitivity; it is a
    • the sixties of the last century! Mill, who speaks first of his
    • the effort was made at first by the “Grand Orient” to lure
    • would be the first to meet his death — You may consult a
    • eyes must first learn how to see. The direction of one's
    • nature, confirms what Mill and Herzen already had sensed. He is
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    • influences that people today like to emphasize, let us first
    • in those days, he at first pursued the study of Greek and Latin
    • university, studying medicine at first — excuse this just
    • grace's letter was heartily welcome, first, because it lets me
    • occupied with geometry, and at first taught his son music
    • things the first time, your feelings for the man were probably
    • of what I first related? It was his personal fate. Apart from
    • words, I first told you what his daily affairs were, but
    • considered solely in connection with it. I first told you the
    • potentialities that may be similar. First, there is a certain
    • primus in orbo deos fecit timor (fear, first of all
    • twenty-one, I went to a metropolis for the first time — not
    • your attention for years — that the first generation will
    • them first before Arthur, then before the stranger all the
    • is a question we must study: what lives at first in the thought
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    • is that spiritual science affirms truths regarding a large
    • fix our attention first on the beings of the lowest hierarchies
    • angel, whom the person at first wanted to revere but whom he
    • — at first, their beginnings — is decadence that extends even
    • that one of the first demands made upon those who enter
    • say, “I am the Word.” This is the Christ. But men must first
    • unless we first learn to view things concretely. Someone
    • today was first made applicable in 1719 by Newcomen
    • when Watt first made the steam engine useful, was a year by no
    • first survey in thought much that is connected with the
    • of a vacuum. First, the belief in the horror of a vacuum had to
    • i was first written on the blackboard without a dot, and
    • you yourselves must first understand the interpretation of this
    • fact. Watt could not at first accomplish what he intended
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    • Being signifies for the earth, we must first acquaint ourselves
    • argumentation since it is justifiable and must first be
    • earthly evolution of humanity, let us first consider this
    • areas. The first is that of educating and teaching children. We
    • first time that he associated the voice of his wife with the
    • mankind. This question was first raised in the fourth decade of
    • 1915, Sir Oliver at first related the message which had
    • scientific personality of the first rank who, when writing in
    • at the matter more closely. In the first message by the medium
    • very means. This may not be clear at first blush, but it is
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    • for: we should stand on the firm ground that spiritual
    • diagram), only the first is inside the second. Thus I boldly
    • draw the second over the first. This is again an image of the
    • third that again embraces the first and also the second (see
    • here drawn diagrammatically, first above, an image grown
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    • we saw how first of all we have to point to man's head. In a
    • had it not received its first form in those primeval days of
    • physiognomy when at rest, reveals in the firm outlines of the
    • first that is experienced between death and a new birth;
    • consciousness because they are first of all directed toward
    • Theosophical Society was first formed it had as its basis
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    • should find first what we could only call empty space. Where
    • sense in speaking of this figure only if we have first spoken
    • in one of the first numbers of
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    • substance, possessing certain properties, will catch fire
    • the first building specially erected and designed for anthroposophical
    • to bow down to a world-conception which from first to last is
    • world. The first, necessary foundation for spiritual science
    • spiritual field, firstly to strict, clear logic, and secondly
    • something like the economic crisis of 1907? They first begin
    • Morgan-Combine; so that they had first to buy them back again
    • constellation in economic life in the first place, and that
    • years 1810 to 1815. It was at this period first, that the
    • bank-system first really became the dominant factor
    • I merely wish to point out, that Spirital Science, from the first,
    • The first is, whether a thing is theoretically
    • In the first
    • readers were there. The work began by first making people
    • state of things, as of firing the will. And when I
    • it was not detrimental from the first. If one studies the
    • are in the first place independent, each for itself; and,
    • work best in co-operation, when they have first developed
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    • When we first
    • is the first thing we have to achieve. We must decide to
    • very first thing we have to consider, if we are really in
    • Social Question sets out from the very first, and upon which,
    • is going on amongst these broad masses, the first description
    • therefore, that the first matter above all, is to recognise,
    • the first centuries of our present, Christian era, all over
    • us spread abroad in the first place what we have really been
    • standpoint as was expressed in the words I used when we first
    • parties. Our business today, is to stand firm upon the ground
    • first, elementary A.B.C. of this in our practical discussions
    • the fact of the matter is, that we shall first be able to
    • to take our stand on the firm ground of the Threefold idea,
    • that, more or less from the first third of the nineteenth
    • making things different; and, first and foremost, that we
    • so badly, yet, nevertheless again and again we must affirm,
    • first number appeared in July 11, 1919, and contains, amongst
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    • scientist of spirit first must give an idea as to how he
    • and this barrel organ is playing the very tune to which I first
    • very much occupied, first, in learning the steps and then in
    • And this is what I must deal with first — the path that
    • leads us to self-knowledge. But I want, first of all, to place
    • called the first stage that the soul reaches in investigating
    • of the first condition of a spiritually scientific training.
    • is the imaginative world that we first experience — we
    • Well, first I promise never to impose myself upon you by
    • first thing that anyone has to struggle for who wishes to
    • by taking into our souls the first available means to penetrate
    • is in the first instance, material. We come to know the real
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    • more Goethe's judgment seems to be confirmed. We only need
    • first time, for the conventional relationships between human
    • excellently for the first Christian centuries, all the forces
    • only begins in this age. At first it is studied according to
    • facets of reality which first appear before the soul in
    • provide, but which for the first time raise what the human
    • the first years of childhood and in the later years of
    • This was quite different in the first age that I will now
    • — I first came upon it after having found out about its
    • earlier lives has first to be gained through the kind of
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    • like to bring to your notice one of the very first thinkers in
    • experience then achieved is the first step toward investigating
    • the first instance freed itself from the memory, the actual
    • There had first to be a training of several hundred years in
    • self-consciousness with us, where at first we seem to
    • or less parallel to the first, and which prevents us from
    • in order to progress along the path parallel to the first one,
    • for the first time what pain and suffering are in the soul.
    • that weaves and lives within us. Our first experience of it
    • not at first fit to live in purely spiritual surroundings, is
    • to us at first in the form of pain and suffering. In the form
    • seed of life, enclosed at first within pain, can lead to a
    • into the world. At first we experience only pain in this seed
    • these same faculties first have to transform our thinking and
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    • believe that they are standing on the firm basis of present-day
    • had to say this first, in order that it can be seen how
    • further. For this one thing is indeed necessary from the first
    • through life itself, powers which at first only slept in us
    • anthroposophical research does. First we have to consider the
    • our first task is to take that very vitality with which the
    • First, we must observe how we really stand toward thought in
    • soul now really experiences itself for the first time, and at a
    • certain moment, when a man is sufficiently mature, the first
    • This body of formative forces, which is the first element in
    • processes. It is the first result of anthroposophical
    • first super-sensory member of man's nature, the body of
    • which first have been placed in the center of our consciousness
    • practicing first an awareness of strongly intensified thoughts
    • retain this wakefulness, even when it has at first no content.
    • reach beyond the first result of anthroposophical research, the
    • have called the first stage by the name “Imaginative
    • clear that through this first stage of supersensory
    • not considered. But methodical research must have a firm
    • starting point. At first we have the thought: we intend to
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    • Now, first of all, I must give an idea of what this
    • There are two things that we are concerned with here. The first
    • towards a change, firstly in the life of our minds, and
    • first beginnings — albeit instinctively with him because
    • mental images that we have formed at an earlier time. First of
    • imprinted on the memory in the first place.
    • With our normal consciousness the experience comes first in all
    • century and in the first half of the 19th century, pointed out,
    • Unconscious was first published. It was the time when
    • — It becomes a real fact for the first time with the
    • described in its first beginnings, when systematically carried
    • What we experienced in the first years of our childhood we can
    • the first place he says, for instance: “The title should
    • understood, is bound to confirm the discoveries of more and
    • more wonders in the world, and is bound to confirm the glory of
    • confirm the wonders that divine grace has instituted upon the
    • Christianity teaches us about, but on the contrary will confirm
    • but, on the contrary, it encourages and fires religious life
    • Darwinism as a scientific confirmation of the ideas they
    • unalterable laws of nature, to confirm his own views. If
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    • are only attempting to make a beginning, we yet can affirm
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    • For him no man was a complete human being who had first to
    • reincarnated Greek; and we see how the first dawn of the
    • what I attempted to say in the first chapter of my
    • such as one finds advocated in the fire-sounding words of
    • At the first
    • they were concerned he was not there. And at first I had to
    • that at first sight, but the matter goes further. One finds
    • time. They have objected that the first counsels given there
    • them. They are right. right The first counsels given
    • Movement there existed a certain disinclination at first
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    • It is the first of five lectures, from the above series, entitled,
    • It is the first of five lectures, from the above series, entitled,
    • it forms the firm basis on which we develop our life between
    • It is only in the last century that man was first reduced to
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    • The two lectures (the first lecture having an additional,
    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • subsided and out of a much older culture the first blossoming
    • we can say: as the development of the first four
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    • The two lectures (the first lecture having an additional,
    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • come to the absolutely firm conviction that in the very
    • only by first recognising them and then incorporating them
    • remember, that the last is worse than the first but that
    • affirming at the same time something about the spiritual
    • subsided and the first Post Atlantean civilisation developed
    • during the first, second and third and fourth evolutionary
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    • The first lecture is also known as,
    • and dying out; and fire that is arising, newly created,
    • birth, then for the first time the world takes on a real
    • train. Now why is this belief general? In the first place the
    • itself only an the first two, and takes no account of the
    • But men will first understand the wor1d in a concrete sense
    • manners and behavious have first to be acquired. But apart
    • quite clear that to-day it is essential first of all to
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    • which in many people has to be first developed — artistic
    • who just enjoys works of art experiences first the second
    • actually evokes the need for art. Perhaps ours is the first
    • The skeleton consists firstly of the head, which to a certain
    • tendency, and held in check by higher life, first comes to
    • bring it to rest again. Thus it has been sought first to set
    • portray fire and air? It is quite clear that in reality fire
    • conceals within it what is striving to become like fire,
    • human being, thus by what is higher. When we have first drawn
    • we have first to kill the woman; then we must be able to
    • the first place it has to kill. In the case of many charming
    • There is always first a deadening, then through this lighter
    • times, the first of these needs has taken the expressionistic
    • I firmly
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    • speaking of certain matters first and others later, or again
    • that he has first to give form; what is important is how he
    • produce from within himself what lives in his music? First of
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    • confiriendo gracia a las almas en los ritmos cósmicos.
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    • independently of each other, that during the first three or four years
    • true. In the first three years of life we learn a very great deal; we
    • and a great deal more besides. In those first three years we learn very
    • for the first time in the modern age. Among the Egyptians it was nearly
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    • the two sides of a balance, of which first one side and then
    • the virtues of which we have spoken: first — valour,
    • primary to our devotion to this child? What is the first
    • comes from the fire when we light a stove, so it is true that
    • But through healthy, devoted interest we stand morally firm
    • to Plato, the first virtue is wisdom, and according to him,
    • first to learn the truths about the cosmos and about human
    • that they must first ascertain that what they assert really
    • from the first lecture) among the people who, in the fourth
    • been said, that Christ was first crucified on Golgotha, but
    • first to one side and then to the other. This is a radical
    • first appeared in the fourth post-Atlantean age, namely the
    • first half of the earth's development being dissolved in the
    • at first, finds nothing with which it can clothe itself.
    • the first - around whom humanity in its multiplicity has
    • still happen, confirming what is felt by persons with special
    • immortal individual,” fires one to good deeds, to
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    • evolutionary streams of human earthly existence: namely, first,
    • in which the first great teachers of human evolution lived
    • Golgotha during the first centuries A.D., how differently those
    • first four centuries A.D., thanks to the remnants of old
    • was entrusted to the first disciples. And the further great and
    • of the first Christian teachings, however, that the Sacrament
    • first four Christian centuries this knowledge continued
    • meaning, unless a meaning is first inserted into it. The
    • concealed the knowledge of this Mystery. Human beings had first
    • death. This marked the first medieval civilization.
    • themselves with the earth after the body's destruction by fire
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    • to present the general cosmic truths at first in as simple and
    • first of all that differences exist among the beings who occupy
    • year of his life. This Being, Who first came in contact with
    • can speak first of one such mission; and in order not
    • Nazareth. But first we will take into account the fact that
    • later centuries. In the first Christian centuries the spread of
    • who in the first century contributed much
    • forward. First it was, so to speak, the memory
    • first appear and be developed little by little up to
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    • First, as in previous lectures here, I must take a moment to ask
    • I have put this before you first of all as
    • the world, for I had first developed it within myself out of
    • First of all, we naturally use those
    • on earth. This is the first supernatural experience that the
    • comparison will know that this is the first step of a new
    • This is the first stage where one feels that he is this higher
    • — has wonderfully modeled our first — I want to say
    • human being, into this first stage of the supernatural
    • However, this is only the first stage of a
    • first stage we have reached nothing other than the
    • consciousness, this is the one who at first is wholly devoted
    • acquired conceptions stop. Think first of all about stopping
    • the human being when he, as a spiritual investigator, has first
    • Thus, the concepts that were first brought into consciousness
    • at first we are in one of the big, modern cities, where, if we
    • the complex concepts of the consciousness are first powerfully
    • rid of this entire picture of life that he had at the first
    • understand quite well, because you have first to think as a
    • distinct impression: When you want to see you have first to
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    • firmly entrenched in the whole fabric of the state. Imagine
    • sustenance could only do harm. At first sight, this statement
    • first of all recognize the presence of faith, and second
    • first a person will have certain opinions about spiritual
    • declines, the first to diminish is faith, that is, doubt
    • and it is accessible to everyone. The very first requirement,
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    • blood. At first he regards this as a joke, but Goethe
    • research. This at first seems very surprising. However, as
    • confirmation of an ancient maxim that originated from
    • research confirms that everything that surrounds us in the
    • first absorb nutritive substances into the blood, then,
    • that forces already in existence had first to reach a stage
    • first made its appearance, This a person must do in order to
    • hold sway behind blood, we must first take a brief look at
    • sake of others who are present for the first time. In any
    • it appears to physical sight. Take first what we have in
    • which in turn incorporate a system of nerves. The first
    • In the first
    • dealing with a gradation in five stages: First the physical
    • become individualized, so will the human being's first
    • fact that will increasingly be confirmed by external
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    • beautiful stars on the Hellenic firmament. The wise Silenus,
    • evil; it may be a first cause from which will result a more
    • phenomenon that is symptomatic, although at first sight it
    • looks at the way spirit first appears in the natural world,
    • in plan only his first member: the physical body. We know it
    • last is at the same time the first. The spirit brings the
    • of life can renew itself from within. It must first have
    • the first place an the living being. This influence does not
    • truth that those who have died would confirm. If pain did not
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    • especially. Spiritual science is the first to show that to
    • electricity. At first love appears as sexual love and evolves
    • themselves for the first time; previously they had seen only
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    • the nature of human beings and confirmed by the results of
    • period requires a corresponding influence. In the first, it
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    • only far more profound than thought at first sight, but also
    • death. However, it must first be made clear that, unlike
    • these following four members: first, the externally visible,
    • firm structure so that he can walk about on the earth. It is,
    • first principle, whereas all the organs connected with
    • what constitutes the body's firm support. Before the physical
    • is set alight. Wood could not give birth to fire if it were
    • and its truths will be confirmed by life itself.
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    • childhood onwards as follows: The first epoch, lasting up to
    • to the twenty-first year, corresponds to the Reformation, and
    • first descended into physical bodies during Lemurian time. A
    • first learns; only later does it understand, and only later
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • first of all pass over into the condition called
    • first the purely physical, what is built according to purely
    • birth, first that of the physical body, then at the time of
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    • and capabilities must first be developed. In our time this is
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    • not first created them. Out of an originally lower organism
    • obtained. That is why religion speaks of the ordeal by fire
    • first half of a person's life. In order to see how his fate
    • etheric and astral bodies develop during the first half, we
    • realized that in the first seven years of life only what is
    • principle is at work in the first seven years, and should be
    • body is not born yet, it can at first only tolerate what has
    • first years.
    • process lasts up to the twenty-first or twenty-third
    • the twenty-first year a person evolves, the talents and
    • work on his three bodies. First of all a person strengthens
    • results in a certain firmness. What a human being absorbs in
    • for developing spiritual insight. Development in the first
    • already indicated in the first half of life. Young people in
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    • as senseless to seek that path as it would be to first walk
    • it was first inaugurated, certain rules were laid down for
    • a Rosicrucian is the first rule that only recently has been
    • first basic rule; to elaborate it further would lead too far.
    • The first stage
    • stages if the student has no aptitude for what this first
    • firm support when we enter the other worlds. If one's
    • necessary in order to absolve the first stage of Rosicrucian
    • who first formulated the theory of evolution.
    • the famous natural scientist, is not the first to point out
    • first post-Atlantean culture was such a vortex. Natural
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    • are left with empty words instead of being inwardly fired
    • were, prepared the way, but first it led him to create a
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    • first-born.” But those to be initiated had to
    • The One who dictates the content to John is named "The First
    • how the first followers of Christ saw Hirn. What in ancient
    • Abraham, the biblical father of the Hebrew people and first
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    • The e.Lib presents the first translation of this important document here,
    • gave art a new impulse, which at first appeared through the works of
    • pour in, demanded first the transition through abstract
    • fire-spirit of the helper sent in the time of need.
    • First
    • and impressive manner. This is perhaps the reason for the first part
    • first point I want
    • definitive name will be introduced once the first preparations for
    • occult laws what is a very small circle at first is formed which sees
    • first Miss von Sivers will be recognized
    • first this will be a tiny circle. Don't
    • other than the first principle: Recognition of the
    • building in Stuttgart – at the limits of possibility at first,
    • reproductions (Rudolf Steiner's drafts of the great dome in the first
    • glow of melting metal in fire, especially gold, brought the elements
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    • course of civilization toward the West, trade first becomes an independent
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    • First printed in English in the Anthroposophic News Sheets of the
    • First printed in English in the Anthroposophic News Sheets of the
    • is, at first, unknown to the ordinary human consciousness.
    • through our life in the external world. At first, it seems
    • rightly so, as one of the first who stimulated man to form
    • not the first stages of spiritual life of the East, for these
    • first stages were never recorded in writing. During the
    • eyes, first began to be receptive to the impressions of the
    • distant future. The first traces of this spirituality,
    • work. This capacity must first be developed in
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    • First printed in English in the Anthroposophic News Sheets of the
    • First printed in English in the Anthroposophic News Sheets of the
    • Fire-Spirits had the same rank which human beings now have upon
    • Fire-Spirits, who are one degree higher than the Lunar Pitris.
    • The Fire-Spirits have reached a very high stage of
    • other. Members, of the same tribe first had such related souls,
    • Fire-Spirit. Many Fire-spirits had developed upon the Sun and
    • spirits. One of these Fire-Spirits was called upon to pour out
    • Fire-Spirits, the Buddhi, or the Spirit of Life. But in the
    • a part of the great Fire Spirit who had poured out his drops on
    • Nazareth had entered the whole Fire-Spirit, the one source of
    • Fire-Spirit is the Christ, the only divine Being who lived on
    • The Fire-Spirit that poured his sparks into men is this Divine
    • the ancient initiations the life-drops of Christ's spirit first
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    • First published in English in the
    • dear friends, many secrets of the spiritual world must first be
    • into another. To be sure, this may at first appear to us a mere
    • spiritual science we must first look upon it as an independent
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    • the anthroposophical point of view, as we have done before, we first
    • what happens first is a play of processes in the ego and the astral
    • absolutely clear about this: what first comes into consideration in
    • first have to make it clear to yourself, while looking at this large
    • red surface, that you are an ego. You have to separate first the ego.
    • So, the first thing we have
    • (diagram, dark blue). This kidney system belongs first of all to the
    • water. Nevertheless, he has firm parts in himself. These solid parts
    • the impression from outside, which had at first really been in the ego
    • complicated. The head-organization of man is, at first so (see diagram
    • you, or what one reads is, at first, in the ego and the astral body
    • the head, first into the liquid, and then wants to consolidate, — to
    • a firm shape, the matter remains in the astral body. Now one is asleep,
    • is fixed so firmly, that this plastic formation (Gebilde),
    • about the threefoldness of man, and keep at first the rhythmic organization
    • of man which are first the physical carrier of what has been grasped,
    • have to permeate first the etheric and physical organism in the right
    • cramps, because here the right rhythm must assert itself first in the
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    • change inside his organism. The first one is that when we take up food
    • exists in our environment. Let us look at first other things, which
    • First every trace of life
    • out right away just through the first stage of digestion (varverdauung)
    • must first be achieved on the way from the mouth to the bowels, that
    • food at first must become dead in us and then must be revived again.
    • be first removed. Then, what we receive this way must be taken hold
    • firm organs if only mouth, stomach, intestines, heart and lung were
    • firm. These organs get their configuration through the kidneys, and
    • into all that which is being formed there. First we have the foodstuff
    • nothing astral from outside. All this he has to transform first inside
    • They are conducted first through the stomach, through the heart, to
    • who have fashioned the Parsifal-motif, they were pioneers, the first
    • to the heart, fired by the heart. The kidneys then radiate through it,
    • is the kind of work that transforms spleen into enthusiasm, into fire
    • need fire, they need enthusiasm, they need to be inspired about something.
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    • first absorbed, which had been enlivened in the woods, enlivened on
    • at the great turn in the first half of the 15th century that one did
    • and that he really is “sick”. He must first, through his
    • goal. The first is that one learns to know what is related there; but
    • have fire, you must not say: this match is no fire! It is nonsense to
    • say, if he gives me a match, that he gives me fire, it does not look
    • like fire!
    • that is like saying the match does not look like fire. Yet it will look
    • like fire if you will but strike the match. And if it does not work
    • the first time, you will strike another time, and so on. That is how
    • and not strike it. But the fact is, one must first know the match, otherwise
    • on too fast, such phenomena as an enlargement of the heart occurs. First
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    • firmly to the belief that the world is pervaded by spiritual
    • should also look in the opposite direction and adjust our first
    • marvel. At first sight it looks like a sort of sundial, but it
    • quality of this clock: first regarding its wonderful
    • first sight this seems a very unpretentious story. But in the
    • find a solution. Ahriman is the one who appears first when this
    • elemental beings; it is exactly the same when we first look at
    • the course of their life. First, such people know something has
    • chauffeur was tardy, I will go in several directions. First of
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    • the first place we use our thinking only for the physical
    • to move first, accompanying the striking of the hour with a
    • practice” he said, looked for the first miser he could
    • unfree in a certain matter, but we can only say that first of
    • existence, though at first only within us. As we continue
    • experience and existing just as objectively as the first one.
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    • coming year with his teachers. First of all it is the
    • turn of the first teacher. The headmaster asks him what
    • the school frequently. He saw the first two teachers doing
    • the time for the report cards. From those of the first two
    • start of the school year the first two teachers spoke as
    • prepared him to see, namely that the first two teachers were
    • I believe the first two gentlemen ought to take a little
    • said the first two gentlemen. “The previous headmaster
    • seems to me that the first two should adapt to the
    • teacher never told me anything except ‘I must first see what
    • their different ways of looking ahead. The first two
    • of the same style as the first two was appointed in his place.
    • recorded what great progress had been achieved by the first two
    • progress than those of the first two. But the former headmaster
    • teachers. He then discovered that those taught by the first two
    • difference between the first two teachers and the third.
    • Throughout the holidays, the first two teachers kept focusing
    • headmaster, the first one, kept telling him again and again,
    • short, the first two teachers were wholly entrenched in a
    • was alive. You could also say that the first two teachers
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    • would like first of all to remind you of something I mentioned
    • ball would first of all have to become unconscious in order
    • itself at first of course merely in incomprehension. From
    • I first of all experiment on a given material? Not me! For then
    • first ball into the cup, then the second and third and so on,
    • and saw that it was good. This means that what comes first for
    • plane, does not come first at all in the consciousness of
    • comes first, and how it is to be carried out is quite another
    • and the inner part, first of all the etheric. I have already
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • have in the first place the physical body. We know our
    • firsthand that the I exists.” In fact, there
    • at first be discovered through physical observation. We can see
    • everyday phenomenon. People did not first have to
    • only in the first third of it. But mankind is steering toward
    • said, we are now roughly in the first third of the fifth
    • are in the first third of the fifth post-Atlantean epoch, which
    • experiences, the first one being that people have to become
    • power. The will must be taken hold of more firmly. This kind of
    • wake up. But he does not want to. In this first third of the
    • eminent philosopher Bolzano of Bohemia did in the first half of
    • Yet what is bound to be living in the I? First of all
    • way that they become enthusiastic, fired up, they are
    • who fill people's souls with fire, fire, and yet more fire, and
    • them affirm the existence of Christ and even maintain
    • the thought image of movement. I have first of all an image of
    • eliminated. It is not there. First of all I observe the clock
    • did tell you today too, though, that in the first instance the
  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • transformations into vivid imagery but now is the first to
    • specters, first the “principle”, were generally
    • twenty-first to the twenty-eighth year the sentient soul,
    • the first place that the life of rights that has separated
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    • language think first of poetry. You have often heard the
    • in the early years, first babbling, then gradually learned to
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • For us here, however, the first part of what I read out must be of special
    • one can take one of Eucken's, to confirm this playing about with concepts,
    • ordinary conception it acquires of an object by first smelling it, of
    • learned idler of the first water. (I don't think I can praise him more
    • than by calling him a learned idler of the first water.) Through his
    • be applied to comets; but they first gave way only where the nucleus
    • with those abstract concepts that we have first to form. We differ from
    • must first acquire, namely, the abstract concept, is just what the animal
    • it. We have first to form it which the animal has no need to do. The
    • Science. It is true you will first seriously have to take stock of what
    • Lecture IV) And in this intellectual age man actually first arrives
    • for the first time anyone hears the kind of things I have been saying
    • not. I should like to ask you, in the first place, whether among the
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    • they are standing on the firm ground of Christian belief dictated by
    • First, therefore, we must
    • as an orthodox Father of the Church. Take these words first in relation
    • to if men first received three signs. The first of these signs by which
    • of the senses in special outer and inner imaginations. Thus the first
    • first find myself completely in harmony. There is absolutely nothing
    • The first sign would be
    • what St. John of the Cross describes as the first sign. This sign is
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    • never be able to stand firm, I should have to sink down; and as I do
    • is first perceived by us when we pass into the spiritual world through
    • to where, if he stands firmly on his feet, the will plays into him in
    • fear of what is making its presence so inevitably felt as the first
    • for first making a conception. There can be no social reform without
    • schooling to begin with, without men first being instructed. And when
    • one who actually wishes only to have confirmation of what it pleases
    • Science, for at the first possible moment they will get done with things,
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    • is that entrance into the spiritual world is certainly not at first
    • one might say, unhappiness, experienced when one is burnt by fire. (Naturally
    • first arose when they noticed our claim to speak of real spiritual experiences.
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    • death and rising again. This event at first remained unnoticed anywhere
    • Let us therefore first consider
    • it there before. On the contrary, a firm, clear hold on the moral Jahve-impulse
    • would have it. This modern theory of evolution imagines, first, what
    • which were first advanced to pure thought by the Greeks—all these
    • first arises in a quite different form, a form that is intimate and
    • a gateway. “You must first pass through this”, they said
    • first worked themselves up to the heights on which Plato had already
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    • understanding on this point we must first be permeated by the knowledge
    • with you yesterday it may be said: The Christ came first to the man
    • impulse? We might first consider how Goethe actually stood within European
    • will then be the first beginnings of understanding that we have to overcome
    • is only the first part of an incomplete trilogy, or the fact that in
    • three personalities having such a great influence upon him are, first
    • he dramatised this history and moulded the first figure of his Götz
    • This he first succeeded
    • of Golgotha the intellect must first be re-forced; it must move itself,
    • would bring about its own death, the grave which above all, first of
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    • they had, for the first time, heard something about the
    • that some of the first communications not only appeared
    • different kingdoms we conclude that their form is firm,
    • these experiences which you know firstly from the sense world
    • The astral body only appears in a kind of firm, steady form as
    • first learnt within the astral world as something new and
    • new experiences of feeling enter the soul. First of all, at the
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    • itself for the first time in “Faust,” encounters an
    • in the first part of Goethe's “Faust.” Here we
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    • becomes firstly possible through genuine self-knowledge. This
    • is the first step towards self-knowledge. Knowledge of the
    • first step, knowledge of the environment, will relatively soon
    • to see into supersensible events. First of all if we aren't
    • the first ground rule of the Theosophical Society — a
    • One of the first basic sayings which has to be conquered is the
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    • at Dornach Switzerland. They are the first three of ten lectures in the
    • It is first of all necessary
    • thought first occurred to me to erect a building with twin domes. But
    • Here you have the picture of my original model. I wanted first of all
    • (Zentralbauten) ones, will be developed, because a first beginning
    • firmness, security and strength to his life, which will give him something
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    • at Dornach Switzerland. They are the first three of ten lectures in the
    • terrace through the main entrance and step into the first Hall, turn
    • our view that which shuts off the space above, the first two pillars
    • of the first column to the right and left, and above that the architrave.
    • you see the first pillar and I want to call your special attention to
    • out of the first and where also the architrave motive is transformed
    • pillar develops itself out of the first — that is to say when
    • pillar develops out of the form of the first pillar. The whole of it
    • The first pillar has been
    • essential thing is the relation of the second pillar to the first and
    • the first to the second pillar. The essential thing is the change from
    • together with their particular architraves. You see how in the first
    • that this trend at first is towards the more complicated forms but just
    • the simplicity of the first form you will say to yourself “here
    • is a simple roughly drawn line” (referring to the first one) “but
    • For then we understand for the first time how evolution progresses in
    • been noticed before. If you take the capital of the first pillar you
    • been born out of itself. The convexity of the first Pillar fit into
    • The first pillar. You
    • must be made, first, to demonstrate that a building which is designed
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    • at Dornach Switzerland. They are the first three of ten lectures in the
    • to the wider public who has not first seen them here. The attempt has
    • imperfect; even the gothic architecture, when it first appeared was
    • come firstly, in which it will be possible not to have to approach closed
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    • at first Faust looks back to an era preceding his own, he can
    • Racked by the naked. fire's flaming wrath.”
    • keep this firmly in mind. Inwardly struck by a certain
    • Lieth not Earth firm — ’stablished
    • peak of the animal world; in the very first design of
    • By the first line a moment tarry,
    • first tries to do this with what he has received from ancient
    • stands actually facing himself. Now for the first time the
    • The first is that men buy ancient books and studying them
    • King, then make a great fire and throw the Wolf into
    • Golden King is thrown into the fire.
    • who have infirmities rejoice heartily in its spirit; for
    • to acquire it headfirst to show himself wholly fitted to
    • passed through the first seventh part of our culture-period,
    • mysterious electrical power is! It was first drawn out of its
    • moment when it began to twitch, and for the first time he was
    • electricity. When Galvani established this for the first
    • day, a man who presents the first beginnings of a spiritual
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    • it was then he began to write the first scenes. In 1800 or so
    • veracity. But first priest replied: I would rather believe
    • attention in passing to the fact that the first part of the
    • Walpurgis-night. In the first place., in these copies,
    • assigned to him in all editions). Only the first three lines
    • things begin to go better. First there enters the
    • now. According to legend Lilith was Adam's first wife and the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • In the first
    • death! — It was a spiritual struggle of the first
    • first showed us Faust being drawn into the luciferic channel,
    • the ‘realm of the Mothers’, at first having her
    • Faust had first to be taken down to the underworld, they are
    • existence. This scene was first written down when Johann
    • the consciousness when it reaches to the firmament. I should
    • the dot over the i first used? The student knew that at once
    • beyond the fact that in his Bulls the i was first dotted. But
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    • First the entire world
    • impulses. Knowledge of this force was first of all given to
    • actually different from what it appears at first sight. What
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • emerges for the first time what is afterwards developed in
    • very different from one another. In the first, in the
    • first place — I beg you to observe this well — in
    • a first experience in the course of human evolution on the
    • Earth consist? It is indeed a first experience — an
    • the first time. They do not belong to any abstract theory or
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • itself, entering in as it did in the first third of the
    • continued on his way to Thebes, and his first decd was, as
    • she would give birth to a burning torch that would set fire
    • First, the universal course is really led and guided by
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • life man first gains, through his bodily organism, the
    • being. We only understand man by first becoming clear to what
    • Hierophant, in the first scene of the second Mystery Play,
    • as earthly man, can pursue it, If man had only first awakened
    • these things has come about in the first half of life we do
    • in the first half of his life, although it is not the
    • luciferic influences are present only in the first half,
    • been told here that in the first half of his life man is
    • he is in the first. And if we look into Goethe's soul-life
    • through the human forces of the first half of life. And this
    • firm belief that, by entering into the style and the form of
    • water, air, fire or warmth are used. We know these things from
    • or fire. Yes, my dear friends, we may call them so when, from
    • things we denote by these words — earth, air, fire,
    • things as earth, air, fire, water, they do not exist; these
    • intermediary thing is there between earth and fire. This you
    • but fire, fire through and through. And these things —
    • intermediary between earth and fire and between air and water
    • not breathe there and would be consumed by the fire.
    • in it fire-earth, earth-fire and water-air whirled and simmered
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    • earth-fire and water-air. While unconscious in sleep, to a
    • reflections, they would be every possible thing. In the first
    • picture character is, at first, no different from the world
    • to you yesterday how, in the first half of the scene in the
    • first have Thales' advice. And Thales deters him from
    • emmets. This is merely an image. Anaxagoras first turns to
    • world where he first experiences evil. For it is then that a
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • What physics does not recognize today, my dear firends, the
    • for dispatch. However, he thought he would First have a quick
    • notions this was foolish but, my dear firends, it was sound
    • there now grew first his science of colors, and, secondly,
    • phiolsophers today; where do you find any firm ground from
    • unite them through abstract concepts, having first developed
    • kindled nature's fire above his minerals. Here in childish
    • understood, we first arrive at a notion of thespiritual world
    • birth. man gains the power for this perception by first
    • firends, such questions are often asked under the impression
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    • should first be emphasised, on the one hand, that what Goethe
    • Imagination. And he does this first in the Romantic
    • must first advance to the world of Imagination, Inspiration,
    • and so on. That is how the nature of man should first be
    • all this. First, Goethe shows a festival of the sea, or
    • first three. The old ideas of the Kabiri centered round the
    • first Homunculus had sought out. Now, Goethe is neither a
    • spiritual world nearest man, the world man first enters on
    • first who tried to represent Gods in human form, that is, to
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    • that is in the Romantic Walpurgis-Night of the first part of
    • Goethe first presented was the one in which all ancient
    • physical human being can arise. It must first be fertilised;
    • those ancient artists who first depicted Gods in human
    • of all the elements — earth, water, fire, air, all
    • elements of fire, water, earth, air. And on returning to this
    • Girt with holy fire its verge,
    • Hail the water! Hail the fire!
    • his poetic sense to be warmed through, fired, by what
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • all this life will first pour in future through the
    • actual limit of the first period in life is the change of
    • the first life-period? It is a consolidation, a hardening, of
    • the twenty-first year when the third life-period ends,
    • again expansion. The twenty-first year has more to do with
    • When in the eighties of the last century I wrote my first
    • evolution as proceeding in a straight line, say: First there
    • in the first place to the Duke of Augustonburg, he had
    • much concerning the evolution of mankind. First he learns
    • expressed in the last scene of my first Mystery Play,
    • first writs articles of genius about animals, and later, to
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    • gives us at first nothing new, but only in a dimmed down way in
    • is separated from the physical body. For firstly man cannot be
    • outside our body, when we have the first kind of dreams, and in
    • sleeping state. That conceals itself and masks itself at first;
    • living in illusion. With a dream one first has to wake up in
    • while the spiritual scientist must first develop his own inner
    • conjure it up for us; but on the first step of supersensible
    • of practicing how one can call up this activity without first
    • needing an illusionary activity for this, without first having
    • And we receive as the first thing which comes to us as
    • Therefore he who wants to acquire a sense of reality must first
    • they tie the picture of the first happening after waking up
    • strength that as one looks back to where one now has the first
    • between the first experience after the last awakening and the
    • sleep and the first after waking up, this is now filling up.
    • life. In today's lecture I wanted first to show how this demand
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    • precursor within fire, for example, and not as a stiff, outer,
    • instance the First Commandment was heard at that time. All
    • inaccuracies. Now I want to present the first commandment to
    • First Commandment: I am the everlasting Divine, which you
    • followed. The first dawning of this human freedom, which rose
    • infirmity.” Correct thoughts activate health, false ones,
    • this First Commandment. The Jewish people were instructed:
    • through the unique Mission of Moses. As with this First
    • these three first Commandments we have indications of how the
    • first three Commandments sets out how the human being can
    • in the flesh, an incarnated God, they must first learn to grasp
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    • of beauty, that pulling out the first grey hairs seems quite
    • the propagation of Christianity one can say: firstly more had
    • first learnt to know the Christ from the time Christ united
    • fire, and thus a large portion of the earth was destroyed in
    • mysterious connection to the powers of earth fire which goes
    • back to the direct influence of a few single people. These fire
    • be so strong, it will calm fire and water. Then the
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    • scientific reasons. During the first half of the nineteenth
    • view was, during the first half of the nineteenth century, to
    • naturalist belonging to the first half of the nineteenth
    • the firm ground of reality: the God whom he had so long sought
    • first place forcibly to eradicate from the human heart every
    • research along the lines he first adopted. In the year 1867 he
    • the first chapter of theosophy. Far better than by any other
    • How did the first movement arise in
    • understanding of man. Even as a miniature firmament of stars
    • This must be taken on faith at first — nay, it need not
    • There is at first a state of transition, familiar to all,
    • subject is, with such persons, quite fruitless. They must first
    • will assume that some fact or other confirms the
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    • recognised condition for so doing that one's heart should first
    • heart or mind. They were filled with inner fire in relation to
    • their thoughts. Moreover, this inner fire was due to the
    • the spiritual inwardness, has passed away. It must first be
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    • realised that this harmony has first to be achieved in the realm of
    • The first thing we observe about a human being is his outer, physical
    • Moreover the three first-mentioned are the three stages of life which
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    • the tapestry of sense. And what we discover first, is the lowest stage
    • sense, we are transported into the realm of the first rank of Beings
    • three kingdoms of Nature here in the world of sense. Even if at first
    • up, we should contact the world of the Angels, in the first place the
    • a few days after death. We see it at first as a tableau — a
    • to say, what the Beings of the First Hierarchy unfold together with
    • birth, man ascends, first to the world of the Angels, Archangels,
    • union with his Angel. But at first he is somewhat withdrawn from the
    • him through the world of the Elements, through fire, air, water and
    • devotion have implanted in these thoughts. Our first meeting with the
    • But first and foremost our thinking must be permeated with real
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    • consider the early centuries, the first, second and even the third
    • had taken place. In the first centuries it had still been found
    • in a particular form in the North during the first centuries of the
    • maintain their stand against what is brought over from the East, first
    • from developing their powers, are not firmly rooted in the real task
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    • Thus with inward fire and animation, which increased as he went on,
    • first this school life seemed intolerable to him. He could not
    • espoused, all his inner fire and intensity. For into his
    • Klopstock he formed a close intimacy, at first a friendship, which
    • The first thing that offered
    • could not endure that; and when the first edition, which was soon
    • but the judgment at first passed upon the book was now toned down.
    • more deeply in all that had occupied his mind during his first stay
    • other. Let us first consider the results of his spiritual
    • that can be apprehended outwardly by the senses must first be
    • is, so to speak, confirmed by the observations of the senses. But
    • first about the real existence of what is only apprehended by the
    • existence creates the Ego, first as Ego and then as human ideals,
    • glance back for a moment over this remarkable evolution. We first
    • at first receiving any culture other than that which belongs to the
    • And so little by little the storm-clouds gathered. First of all,
    • At first he gave private lectures at the various houses in which he
    • says about the first sheets of the
    • it could, seeing that it had first to emerge through the medium of
    • therefore first to
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    • men the consciousness that the individual human soul can feel firmly
    • in succession first the fall of man in the Paradise play of Adam and
    • down to us from very ancient times, from the first Christian
    • would then perform at some place, they would first extend a greeting
    • fire, fueled by what we have gained throughout the whole year by
    • fire, and as a light, filled with certainty of hope, will find its way
    • to all mankind at some future time. Then this fire and this light will
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    • first acquaintance with this poem came in an age in which there was
    • of Central Europe, when he first became acquainted with this Eastern
    • us that from the very first sets us in the midst of a wild and
    • what is all this leading? That is the question we must first of all
    • that at first is incomprehensible, and they require Arjuna not to
    • recoil but to stand firm and do his duty in it. When we bring this
    • first to this setting of the Gita in order to realize
    • I should like first to
    • the world has first to be made comprehensible.
    • for him. But first let us ask, to what extent does Western mankind
    • meet one of the first of those who through thousands of years have
    • I am in the water, I am in the air, I am in the fire, in all souls,
    • is in earth, water, fire or air, in all that lives upon the earth, in
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    • will confine ourselves today to the first four discourses —
    • First of all Arjuna
    • through which Krishna, God, is to speak to him. Here in this first
    • First, then, we must
    • service to offer up fires of sacrifice to the Manes, to the holy
    • with sacrificial fires burning on them for the ancestors, he sees
    • those who should join in kindling such fires assailing one another in
    • speaks to him. In the first four discourses we observe three
    • something new. Here in these very first discourses we find an accent
    • corresponds to a deep occult truth. The first stage is a teaching
    • philosophical mind. For what is the first thing that Krishna says to
    • and at first hearing his words are in a sense trivial, though in a
    • that logic first began in the time of ancient Greece, could scarcely
    • one must first have a minute quantity of it. Without that one could
    • abstract judgment, he is thereby giving him, for the first time in
    • Now for the first time you feel yourself inspired. Before, you were
    • in a true way the first truth that Krishna gives to Arjuna after the
    • We see how the first
    • first original point whence the human soul evolves. For this purpose
    • to achieve through Yoga. Thus, Arjuna must first undergo Yoga. Here
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    • actually begin to assume a different character. One of the first
    • surrounding world here every day. When they first arise we begin to
    • for the first time we realize in practice what karma is. We entered
    • conditions that will prevent us from kindling the fires of sacrifice
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    • have given. Thus the first step consists in strengthening and
    • thought, for it is by no means so banal as it might appear at first
    • already had an example of this. When my books were first published in
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    • of space, so will the firmament of time be broken through in
    • published in Germany. The first
    • admit it is the same since they found it so profound in the first
    • essential characteristic of mankind, this firm rooting in the ego,
    • the region where self-consciousness was first to make its appearance,
    • withdrew his understanding and feeling for the fires of sacrifice and
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    • firmly realize how the human soul, under certain conditions, can
    • be dimly felt at first, until by slow degrees we actually begin to
    • I tried to give an idea of the form of the first four
    • first discourse your soul is borne along by the continually
    • increasing current of feeling and idea. First, immortality is the
    • first to attain by its own effort.
    • in the first discourse. In the second our soul is awakened to realize
    • Whereas the first discourses still have an intellectual quality,
    • devotion, our soul rises higher in reverence. The Yoga of the first
    • mountain flaming fire, streaming forth on every side — thus do
    • I behold Thee. Dazzled is my vision. As fire streaming from the
    • as the Fire of Sacrifice. I look upon Thee in Thy glowing Fire; Thy
    • Nothing firm I find, nor rest, O Mighty Krishna, Who art as Vishnu
    • unto me. I see within Thine awful form, like unto fire itself. I see
    • has first been brought to the ego through many different stages
    • imperceptibly at first, then ever more definitely, and at last quite
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    • attention to forces at work in man's nature that we find at first in
    • afterward must first be prepared, they are intermingled, though not
    • Gospel I delivered years ago in Basel, when for the first time I drew
    • tried to convey it today. The truth itself was there first, as I
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    • approach this poem without first working on their own souls. A
    • evolution of man, which is full of wisdom though it may at first seem
    • it was by this way that such concepts first arose as those that
    • the way they were led, we must first free ourselves from many things
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    • At first we are gradually made acquainted with its ideas as
    • the first stage of rising into Brahma. It is not the content,
    • first man you meet in the street. For one who wishes to guide his
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    • of humanity. First, by way of introduction, we must come to an
    • able to account for this “why”. But first he will have to
    • transformed. In the first place there will be a quite new mode of
    • first always accompanied by conditions of fear. And because the whole
    • first can be called “Coming into contact with the Experience of
    • vault of heaven at all. This means that the first moment in the
    • detail on this point; but first we want to make still clearer what is
    • small at first, but it becomes ever greater and greater and spreads
    • something different. But at first these experiences will be felt to be
    • of the physical plane the thing is always there, and one first gets a
    • recognise them. They must first infiltrate our own soul-substance
    • confronts us unless we first place our own soul-substance at its
    • higher worlds as though on a platter. He had first to develop himself
    • To-morrow we will go further, by describing first of all what the
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    • interests us in the animal kingdom, first of all, is its conformity to
    • first the impression that in the spiritual world these souls — of
    • first in full force when persons who in this sense are the children of
    • stellar influences, all have effects on the plant world. At first,
    • cultivated as a real and immediate experience, first in the Mysteries
    • important and necessary that one should first gain acquaintance with
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    • first, though not permanently. Something like a remembrance may arise
    • at the same time within this Being. And the first impression that the
    • remains silent. The aspirant must first have stood for a while before
    • her. And this “Cosmic Word” is in the first place the
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    • The Being formerly known spiritually as the Creative Word first became
    • step in the stages of Initiation, for in the first lecture we
    • days first became manifest in physical life when Moses heard in the
    • regions to which he could first attain he felt the Creative Word
    • the duality of human nature lays hold, in the first place, of the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • Buddha. Then for the first time arose philosophy and
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    • he has his feet on solid ground just as firmly as the most
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    • when it has become wholly luminous (the first phase of Initiation), he
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    • The first thing to realise is that Yoga is not a sudden, convulsive
    • It is often said that the first steps of Initiation are fraught with
    • The first condition requisite for the Initiate is that his character
    • qualities, the first of which is inner calm. Ordinary
    • This, the first stage of training, has power to develop the etheric
    • First degree: The Raven (he who remains at the threshold). The raven
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    • The first fourteen verses of this Gospel were the subject of daily
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    • first time the forms and colours with which they have always been
    • The first thing to realise is that in the astral world, everything
    • also the impression of being immersed in fire — Gehenna or
    • Purgatory. The idea of the fire of Purgatory which is laughed at by
    • been lived through in this purifying fire to the point of birth is the
    • ‘consuming fire.’ Man must grow accustomed to existence
    • without a physical body. Death gives rise, at first, to the impression
    • That is why the first sentence on the tables of black magic is: Life
    • first instance, the moral malady of fear in the astral world; the
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    • undeveloped. In future ages they will all be visible, for the first
    • mission was to guard the sacred fire. He is crippled because, in
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XI: The Devachanic World (Heaven)
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    • world, the soul first learns to cast off the instincts that are
    • first dreams — corresponds to the devachanic state. Nothing of it
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    • At the first stage of clairvoyance, greater order enters into dreams;
    • that a friend's house is on fire and then hear that he is ill. The
    • first faint glimpses of Devachan give the impression of a sky streaked
    • leading from the astral world to the first stage of the devachanic
    • during the first centuries, Christianity contained esoteric teaching
    • by the hands of men. At the first stage of Devachan, we are contemplating
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIII: The Logos and the Word
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    • say, expression in articulate sounds, first became possible. This was
    • universal’ becomes the objective universe; man proceeds, first,
    • then shrinking back inside it. The soul first gave form to the body
    • The one primal source and centre of manifestation is the first Logos
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    • conception of the first Logos.
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    • established with his physical or mineral body. True, it awakens first
    • he drew his first breath; consciousness will reach its stage of
    • still, the air was pure warmth; before that again, fire. Fire was
    • there in the place of air. The Lemurians breathed fire. That is why it
    • is said in occult writings that the first Teachers of men were the
    • Spirits of Fire. When physical man appeared on the Earth, air became
    • Spirits of Fire in the lunar period. The Beings who on the Old Moon
    • were incarnate in the fire, incarnated, on Earth, in the air. But now,
    • has anything of the action of these Spirits of Fire remained in man?
    • life of passions? — The fire which was inbreathed by the beings
    • light, fire, air. Only in the fourth condition does consciousness
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVI: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Human Will
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    • parts. During the first it came about that our blood is red. What has
    • the result of its influence. That is why the first half of earth
    • 6) This fire-earth is composed of pure will, of elemental vital
    • sixth layer, that of fire. This element of the fire-earth is
    • through a trial which unleashed the fire catastrophe that destroyed
    • the human will is devoid of egoism, it is able to appease this fire.
    • influence on the terrestrial fire. The evolution of our planet is
    • Circle of fire
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    • were higher than animal-man: the Spirits of Fire. In that period man
    • breathed fire, just as today we breathe air. This is why the legends
    • and myths speak of fire as the primary manifestation of the Gods.
    • kindle fire in order that the Spirits may clothe themselves as in a
    • garment.” These Fire-Spirits of the ancient Moon descended to the
    • Spirits of Fire who became Spirits of Air. The other group descended
    • of the Earth. The first group grew more like the animals. The beings
    • the Spirits of Fire, had not completed their evolution, and instead of
    • passions, and it was there that those Spirits of Fire who had not
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    • first manifestations of the life of our planetary system and the
    • first germs of Christianity were laid down in this epoch among the
    • laws of evolution slowly come to expression. At first, man has
    • evolution, there will first be a re-union with the Moon, and then of
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    • — at least in advanced circles — that the first
    • outer confirmation. There is a feeling that comes over one
    • know that when one first meets the scriptures one adopts the
    • first twelve chapters contain John's experiences in the
    • form the content of the first twelve chapters of the John
    • first five sentences must be taken as a formula of
    • will verify what is said in my first twelve chapters.
    • but man does not normally see it, he must first learn to
    • not altogether a painless procedure when for the first time
    • his first twelve chapters. He describes as an astral
    • mentioned previous to the awakening. He appears for the first
    • he able to say this? Because he had been initiated, first on
    • single sentence confirms what we have said today in general
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    • time I spoke about the first twelve chapters of the Gospel of
    • the etheric body and those belonging to the first elemental
    • possible outside of the body. At the first stage the pupil
    • feet, the first stage of a Christian initiation. Christ
    • sign that he has reached the first stage on the way to
    • signifies the first stage of initiation.
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    • remain dark and unintelligible. First I will remind you of
    • was not Christianity that first made initiation possible. At
    • strict tests. The first grade was the “Raven”. As
    • a Raven an initiate of the first grade — he tries to
    • You can verify this in the John Gospel. Take the first
    • expressed at first on the astral plane as a picture. When a
    • life. The physical plane had first to be mastered. To do
    • of fire (Nur). Thus you have in these four names, the
    • representatives of earth, water, air and fire. They are the
    • elements: fire, water, air and earth. What happened? It was
    • of fire, then he is a reawakened one, someone who has gone
    • *[First Epistle of John, ch. 5, v. 8,
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    • Let us first consider
    • first of all see through our sense-organs what Theosophy calls the physical
    • the plant and animal kingdoms. Ordinary observation can confirm that.
    • — positive and negative. The first makes a person see what is not
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture II: The Three Worlds
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    • it. Anyone whose senses are opened to the astral world will at first
    • do not at first understand this. It may happen that they see themselves
    • world you see first the hen and then the egg. In the astral world you
    • backwards: you see first the effect and then the cause. This explains
    • firm foundation for morality, we must supply the soul with fuel in the
    • At first the sea of colour appears uncontrolled, unattached to any objects;
    • becomes clear for the first time when he passes from the astral world
    • In the first region of
    • past history of humanity — but he must first learn how to do it.
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    • man has the first four of these bodies around him in space. The etheric
    • person's faculty of memory will be. While the etheric body is firmly
    • healthy and firmly bound together, then immediately after death he feels
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    • death a man leaves behind him the corpse, first of his physical body,
    • life a picture is added. After his first incarnation a man had his first
    • memory-picture when he died; then came the second, richer than the first,
    • in man. Before his first death a man consists of four bodies, but when
    • he dies for the first time he takes the first memory-picture with him.
    • Thus on reincarnating for the first time he has not only his four bodies
    • it was first constituted from the products of previous lives. Now we
    • and had only the most primitive knowledge of how to light a fire or
    • time Christ called Himself the “Lamb of God”, and the first
    • In the first division
    • At the first stage in
    • had built up at the first stage.
    • first stage.
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    • In the first region, the
    • the first rule for a Theosophist, which is to look for the one life
    • from a man because it is not firmly united with the other members of
    • from the beginning. The causal body is the first to be active, for it
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • mind. The period from the first to the seventh year is very different
    • will be disturbed. During the first seven years it is best to leave
    • the child during his first seven years is through the development of
    • The most important thing during the first seven years is to nourish
    • the first seven years. Hence during these years we must try to influence
    • what we say but what we are that influences a child during his first
    • habits, his memory, everything which will give his character a firm
    • so that with their aid he will stand firm against the storms of life.
    • authority; from the fourteenth to the twenty-first year the
    • which really makes life comprehensible for the first time. The law of
    • First of all, the law
    • it is not for the first time: he has been on Earth many times before.
    • At first this seems to be a hard, unbending law, but it is not so. A
    • the law of karma. However firmly I believe in the law of karma, there
    • improved. Does this exclude the law? On the contrary, it confirms it.
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    • Let us consider first
    • and vice versa. That is the first important karmic law: what we did in a
    • first learn to read the religious sources properly. In ancient times
    • you will realise that habits and feelings, which first belong to the
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • is good or bad you must first eat one yourself. In other words, the
    • gradually more and more firmly rooted, and finally it developed into the
    • had first to evolve, and logical thinking arose in the course of time
    • this can be achieved only if the evil has first come into existence;
    • if good is to rise to the heights of holiness, it must first overcome
    • who did it passes into Kamaloka, but first he has to witness the occurrence
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    • developed since the earliest times up to the present day, we must first
    • the first is, so to speak, the lowest; the etheric body is higher and
    • Ego-body only the first rudiments yet exist. It would be wrong to conclude
    • Earth. Similarly with Saturn, the first stage of the Earth's evolution.
    • as Saturn, only the first germs of the kingdom of man dwelt on it. The
    • the first-born of our creative process. But Saturn-man was very different
    • The first germinal condition
    • In its first Round, Sun
    • The first Moon-Round was
    • did not breathe as man does today; they breathed fire, not air. Through
    • this breathing in of fire the warmth permeated their whole being; then
    • they breathed out the fire and heat and became cold again. What man
    • this in the image of the fire-breathing dragon; they knew that in ancient
    • times there had been these Moon-beings who breathed fire.
    • Pralaya, the Moon reappeared as Earth. In the first Round the whole
    • to Mars to such an extent that the first half of its evolution is called
    • first time what our early forefathers expressed quite simply in names,
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • out of the darkness of Pralaya, it did not emerge alone; it was at first
    • one huge body. This was the first stage of our planet.
    • its arms to create the forms out of chaos. This first epoch of our Earth
    • first human Root-race.
    • of the departure of the Sun, objects could now for the first time be
    • organism; he had deposited in himself a backbone, at first cartilaginous
    • own fire, and breathed it out again. In the beginning, therefore, man
    • time to help mankind. On the Moon they had breathed fire, and in the
    • fire which had become permanent in man, in the warm human blood —
    • abode, and imparted to man some of the fire which had been their element
    • not only became wise, but could be fired with enthusiasm for wisdom
    • All this happened first among those Atlanteans who dwelt in the
    • that the unification of the two points first occurred, and clear
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    • ways of finding the Godhead. The Indians, who were the first sub-race
    • This was the first stage
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    • hearers, through the very fact of having first given him their trust,
    • not want to take a second step before the first.
    • Let us first consider
    • result of inner development, the first indication you will notice is
    • is in danger from fire and you may see him getting nearer and nearer
    • as fire. The ancient religious documents do not tell only of things
    • must first pass through the stage of spiritual sight and only then comes
    • to the stage of spiritual hearing. While he is still at the first stage
    • Guru. But the pupil has first to be led to Christ by an earthly Guru,
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    • into the details which distinguish these three paths. But first I should
    • simply. In the regions where these exercises were first promulgated
    • takes the opposite view; he holds firmly to the rites of his religion,
    • formal customs. The ancient sages knew this, and hence they held firmly
    • water wear away the stone. The chemists cannot yet confirm this: their
    • a firm belief in the presence and the life on Earth of the Christ. Without
    • the pupil allows the first chapter to pass through his mind for seven
    • The first stage is the
    • and to you I fulfil the saying, ‘He who would be first must be
    • himself with this humility, he will have experienced the first stage
    • feeling. He must learn to stand firm under the heavy strokes of life,
    • feeling: he learns to stand firm even when he is scorned and ridiculed
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    • truly for the first time. By this method anyone can come to a deeper
    • study, a modern European cannot get to know himself. He must try, first
    • unless it first appeared at a time when the Ego was at least in course
    • Fire-Earth”.
    • they will overcome the “Fire-Earth”. When spiritually they
    • when the very substance of the passions of the Fire-Earth begins to
    • If this passion from the Fire-Earth thrusts up some of the Earth's
    • Lemurian times, the upper layer was still very soft and the Fire-layer was
    • times. Through their passions the Lemurians made the Fire-Earth rebellious,
    • and firmer, but there is still this connection between human passions
    • of their astral will and let loose the forces of the Fire-Earth layer,
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    • course we are bringing together for the first time the members
    • importance. We must inquire, therefore, first of all into the reason
    • In the first place I would like to point out that perhaps this course
    • First and foremost, dear
    • nothing of a medical nature. In the main it contains, first, the
    • stress repeatedly that the first task of the pastor is to make
    • First, let us consider
    • intervene, in human life. First, the process that is active in the
    • at first this may remain unknown to the ordinary consciousness. You
    • takes place there in front of the congregation takes place first of
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    • first at certain phenomena in human life that easily slide over into
    • the physical organism in the first seven years of human life are the
    • humans first received on earth, which therefore is in its first stage
    • the meaning of the first verse of the Gospel of St. John: “In
    • the first place confronts us in the waking condition. Such people are
    • The person only goes through this sequence if the first condition,
    • four stages — the first very slightly abnormal, the others as I
    • again in contact with this person and finds that the first unstable
    • have gone through the stages in sequence, with the first stage almost
    • first stage and call what they perceive “the first dwelling
    • space: “the first dwelling place of God.”
    • human being that must first be met with understanding; then it can
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    • What appears at the threshold of perception is the first stage for
    • such people and is called by them “entrance into the first
    • dwelling place of God.” In the first stage this is perceived
    • first experience: an indefinite experience of a presence, of being
    • spiritual beings that were present. First they tell of the feeling of
    • the first to the second stage have only the vaguest feeling that
    • they will only reach the subsequent experience properly if first they
    • have described, the first stage consists of the ego organization
    • entirely united with what they are experiencing. They know this first
    • part of oneself. That is the first stage: the experience of “a
    • second stage. First, these people have all kinds of feelings of being
    • with the eyes. When you see, the external stimulation occurs first in
    • First it affects the ego, then it goes to the astral body, then to
    • what is the nerve-sense system — pushes first, actually, into
    • in pain what it is experiencing. That is the first part of the
    • transformed into ecstasy. It is really so. First there is pain in the
    • leaves the physical body and unites itself firmly with the astral
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    • First of all it is
    • First, human beings
    • physical organism is that in the first period of life they have what
    • we call “first teeth,” which last until the time we call
    • basic statement can be made for the first seven years. Human beings
    • really holds good only for the first seven years of life. Only for
    • those first seven years is it true that a person's characteristics
    • come from parents and grandparents. The physical body of those first
    • individualities resemble their parents very closely in the first
    • strongest sense of the word, heredity only holds good for the first
    • during the first seven years, it is not yet able to receive other
    • Now in the first seven
    • since birth, the first body that is it's very own, a physical body
    • first life period very special laws working within all that activates
    • physical worlds during the first seven years of life will be seen as
    • great deal to do in these first seven years of life. It works quietly
    • transformation in the child's soul-life when the first life period
    • the teeth, in the first life period. This now remains in the
    • the first seven years into the physical development and is now
    • depths of human nature. During the first seven years these soul
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    • individuals, we find that as a first stage the ego organization
    • first type. Individuals who feel the presence of spiritual beings,
    • first stage.
    • understand the first type of person requires the soul depth of the
    • soup.” It can happen that he comes entirely away from the first
    • he will only stay put the first day, possibly a second day if he is
    • these people one can observe a very definite situation. First we have
    • giving certain kinds of treatment. First of all, there will be
    • can actually be done. But first I'd like to carry this further, to
    • such as, for instance, that of St. Teresa, such as her “first
    • body to itself. We see how the first condition advances to this
    • medicine would come about. People do not realize that the first
    • world. And we have seen the opposite pathological states: first,
    • psychopathological impairment as the first stage. We can be
    • counteract certain conditions in the first life period, between birth
    • When it appears in the first life period, however, we should be
    • prevented from shining down into the first seven years of life that
    • following way. If in the first life period, between birth and change
    • putting into the child's first years of life something that should
    • puberty. This brings on the first stage of a pathological condition,
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    • healing activity to karma. For this, we must first be fully aware of
    • of him presently as he was in the nineteenth century, but first I
    • house that he tortured, first among his relatives, and later when he
    • in our age, in the first half of the nineteenth century, and in this
    • to be able to liken him to Shakespeare. First of
    • had freed himself from the first obsession, but karma continued to
    • So now, first, we have
    • processes in some people to be combated. First of all we have to
    • useful first of all to make the necessary connections with human
    • illnesses as well. But we must first open up the way to see that
    • medicine is first being presented to priests and physicians within
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    • certain dynamic fire processes from which evolution was supposed to
    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • go in thought from the inorganic fire processes of this present age
    • body is first and foremost within the human organism; therefore for
    • firm ground for both priest and physician in connection with
    • house can be built one would be a fool to say: The first thing we
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    • first just at its top in the blossoms we find the forces of Venus
    • Let us consider first
    • first, thinking remains the same, except that one can think more than
    • consciously in an etheric body are at first devoid of warmth or cold,
    • said yesterday. When the sun forces are going in, first they must
    • the other side. Look first at the moon activity in human beings. See
    • developing in them. We give them confirmation.
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    • ego are also by themselves. Turning first to the physical and etheric
    • be a healer requires first and foremost a spiritual outlook on the
    • were intensely interested in healing, for they were first and
    • when I hear them say, “The first thing we must do is to join
    • something concrete is there first.
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    • forth. If first we confine our inquiry to the rhythm that has the
    • on the first day of spring, the twenty-first of March of each year.
    • first of all as a small interval, that is, the rhythm of our
    • at the tremendous time periods, at first
    • What do we find there? First of all we have inbreathing-outbreathing,
    • the first form of the rhythm. Second, as we live our normal human
    • Thus we stand first
    • themselves — shyly perhaps at first, for they are not
    • once. First they only present a kind of Akasha photography, and one
    • — pastoral medicine. But the essential thing is that first of
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    • stimulus, as in a certain sense just the first chapter, the beginning
    • So first I would like
    • achievement takes place for the first time through the activity of
    • the individual during the first seven years of life. The first body
    • first seven or eight years is entirely stripped off.
    • universal recognition that a person does not in the first place unite
    • earth had been physicians or priests. The first need of every human
    • rebirth. And these first steps had to be shown to them by a physician
    • the threshold they were first made acquainted with the activity of
    • important, but it only becomes so after one has first obtained full
    • form. That was the first requirement. After that, the substance was
    • them as a fabric woven of the four elements. That was the first
    • beings, first in day-waking consciousness, then in night-sleeping
    • what should first of all bestow healing upon physicians. We can
    • first that medicine is related to this mystery, but it is. It is so
    • it is what is to be brought together so that first through the
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    • spiritual work together for the first time. This is of special
    • importance. We must inquire, therefore, first of all into the reason
    • In the first place I would like to point out that perhaps this course
    • nothing of a medical nature. In the main it contains, first, the
    • stress repeatedly that the first task of the pastor is to make
    • First, let us consider
    • intervene, in human life. First, the process that is active in the
    • at first this may remain unknown to the ordinary consciousness. You
    • takes place there in front of the congregation takes place first of
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    • first at certain phenomena in human life that easily slide over into
    • the physical organism in the first seven years of human life are the
    • humans first received on earth, which therefore is in its first stage
    • the meaning of the first verse of the Gospel of St. John: “In
    • the first place confronts us in the waking condition. Such people are
    • The person only goes through this sequence if the first condition,
    • four stages — the first very slightly abnormal, the others as I
    • again in contact with this person and finds that the first unstable
    • have gone through the stages in sequence, with the first stage almost
    • first stage and call what they perceive “the first dwelling
    • space: “the first dwelling place of God.”
    • human being that must first be met with understanding; then it can
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    • What appears at the threshold of perception is the first stage for
    • such people and is called by them “entrance into the first
    • dwelling place of God.” In the first stage this is perceived
    • first experience: an indefinite experience of a presence, of being
    • spiritual beings that were present. First they tell of the feeling of
    • the first to the second stage have only the vaguest feeling that
    • they will only reach the subsequent experience properly if first they
    • have described, the first stage consists of the ego organization
    • entirely united with what they are experiencing. They know this first
    • part of oneself. That is the first stage: the experience of “a
    • second stage. First, these people have all kinds of feelings of being
    • with the eyes. When you see, the external stimulation occurs first in
    • First it affects the ego, then it goes to the astral body, then to
    • what is the nerve-sense system — pushes first, actually, into
    • in pain what it is experiencing. That is the first part of the
    • transformed into ecstasy. It is really so. First there is pain in the
    • leaves the physical body and unites itself firmly with the astral
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    • First of all it is
    • First, human beings
    • physical organism is that in the first period of life they have what
    • we call “first teeth,” which last until the time we call
    • basic statement can be made for the first seven years. Human beings
    • really holds good only for the first seven years of life. Only for
    • those first seven years is it true that a person's characteristics
    • come from parents and grandparents. The physical body of those first
    • individualities resemble their parents very closely in the first
    • strongest sense of the word, heredity only holds good for the first
    • during the first seven years, it is not yet able to receive other
    • Now in the first seven
    • since birth, the first body that is its very own, a physical body
    • first life period very special laws working within all that activates
    • physical worlds during the first seven years of life will be seen as
    • great deal to do in these first seven years of life. It works quietly
    • transformation in the child's soul-life when the first life period
    • the teeth, in the first life period. This now remains in the
    • the first seven years into the physical development and is now
    • depths of human nature. During the first seven years these soul
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    • individuals, we find that as a first stage the ego organization
    • first type. Individuals who feel the presence of spiritual beings,
    • first stage.
    • understand the first type of person requires the soul depth of the
    • soup.” It can happen that he comes entirely away from the first
    • he will only stay put the first day, possibly a second day if he is
    • these people one can observe a very definite situation. First we have
    • giving certain kinds of treatment. First of all, there will be
    • can actually be done. But first I'd like to carry this further, to
    • such as, for instance, that of St. Teresa, such as her “first
    • body to itself. We see how the first condition advances to this
    • medicine would come about. People do not realize that the first
    • world. And we have seen the opposite pathological states: first,
    • psychopathological impairment as the first stage. We can be
    • counteract certain conditions in the first life period, between birth
    • When it appears in the first life period, however, we should be
    • prevented from shining down into the first seven years of life that
    • following way. If in the first life period, between birth and change
    • putting into the child's first years of life something that should
    • puberty. This brings on the first stage of a pathological condition,
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    • healing activity to karma. For this, we must first be fully aware of
    • of him presently as he was in the nineteenth century, but first I
    • house that he tortured, first among his relatives, and later when he
    • in our age, in the first half of the nineteenth century, and in this
    • to be able to liken him to Shakespeare. First of
    • had freed himself from the first obsession, but karma continued to
    • So now, first, we have
    • processes in some people to be combated. First of all we have to
    • useful first of all to make the necessary connections with human
    • illnesses as well. But we must first open up the way to see that
    • medicine is first being presented to priests and physicians within
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    • certain dynamic fire processes from which evolution was supposed to
    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • go in thought from the inorganic fire processes of this present age
    • body is first and foremost within the human organism; therefore for
    • firm ground for both priest and physician in connection with
    • house can be built one would be a fool to say: The first thing we
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    • first just at its top in the blossoms we find the forces of Venus
    • Let us consider first
    • first, thinking remains the same, except that one can think more than
    • consciously in an etheric body are at first devoid of warmth or cold,
    • said yesterday. When the sun forces are going in, first they must
    • the other side. Look first at the moon activity in human beings. See
    • developing in them. We give them confirmation.
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    • ego are also by themselves. Turning first to the physical and etheric
    • be a healer requires first and foremost a spiritual outlook on the
    • were intensely interested in healing, for they were first and
    • when I hear them say, “The first thing we must do is to join
    • something concrete is there first.
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    • forth. If first we confine our inquiry to the rhythm that has the
    • on the first day of spring, the twenty-first of March of each year.
    • first of all as a small interval, that is, the rhythm of our
    • at the tremendous time periods, at first
    • What do we find there? First of all we have inbreathing-outbreathing,
    • the first form of the rhythm. Second, as we live our normal human
    • Thus we stand first
    • themselves — shyly perhaps at first, for they are not
    • once. First they only present a kind of Akasha photography, and one
    • — pastoral medicine. But the essential thing is that first of
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    • stimulus, as in a certain sense just the first chapter, the beginning
    • So first I would like
    • achievement takes place for the first time through the activity of
    • the individual during the first seven years of life. The first body
    • first seven or eight years is entirely stripped off.
    • universal recognition that a person does not in the first place unite
    • earth had been physicians or priests. The first need of every human
    • rebirth. And these first steps had to be shown to them by a physician
    • the threshold they were first made acquainted with the activity of
    • important, but it only becomes so after one has first obtained full
    • form. That was the first requirement. After that, the substance was
    • them as a fabric woven of the four elements. That was the first
    • beings, first in day-waking consciousness, then in night-sleeping
    • what should first of all bestow healing upon physicians. We can
    • first that medicine is related to this mystery, but it is. It is so
    • it is what is to be brought together so that first through the
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    • visible one has not reached the stage to which the first part of the
    • or, better said, the language of the first chapters of the Bible,
    • First of all we must
    • Saturn; even where it is densest, there is only fire — living,
    • Moon evolution had first to repeat itself. Once again the sun had to
    • planet when, out of the universal complication of fire and air and
    • firmly in our minds we have the point of time at which Genesis, the
    • fire,” which we have in our mind's eye, is still only
    • elements of water, air or gas and fire, a globe which splits apart
    • of water, air and fire. Let us think of spirit, in the form of
    • the first letter, called forth the weaving of the habitation in substance;
    • the form of man. And the first-fruits of their musing is the idea of
    • yourselves in these terms what is said in the first lines of the
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    • with the opinions of modern science, unless I have first placed
    • confine ourselves to one of the first essentials.
    • Sun and Moon evolutions; only the elements of fire or warmth, gas or
    • First we have the
    • trinity. To recognise this unity in trinity first becomes necessary
    • is at first immature in the darker elements.
    • first verse of the Bible is called ha'arets — earth.
    • distinguished light as the first of these finer states. Thus, when we
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    • form. We must get a firm grasp of that, otherwise we shall be all at
    • What was there as the first rudiment of man, which
    • firmly in mind, then, that the plant “species” which
    • separation between sun and earth elements. The animal nature first
    • the Elohim — at first, as I said yesterday, in a state of
    • from the periphery back again to the centre at first embraced the
    • The first thing which
    • firmament”
    • as follows: Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and
    • “within the vortex of elementary states the Elohim first
    • another form. The first thing which is entirely new is the earth
    • first begins to form? It is something which had already taken shape
    • the earth element. What is first repeated in the earth element as the
    • the animal nature made its first appearance during the Moon
    • into its own for the first time, and something is added which has
    • incarnation. We know that during the Saturn period the first
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    • the coming into existence of the earth, there is first of all a
    • lectures, of which the first will be called: How can Anthroposophy be
    • Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy has a firm foundation, and those who
    • Saturn state, these relationships of warmth or fire. That is the
    • first thing in the elementary existence which we have to hold fast
    • to. But mark, please, in what sense we speak of warmth or fire in the
    • firmament” nor any of its variants takes us very far.
    • such a way that first there happens what I am now describing, and
    • wonderful experience to find confirmed in Genesis what we have first
    • Thus, in the first
    • soul-spiritual Beings. Of these soul-spiritual Beings the first to
    • first, a trinity which we call the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. You
    • First we should like to know what part was played in the Genesis
    • this question we must first learn to understand Genesis in the right
    • evening and the morning were the first day. And further: And
    • The first difficulty
    • Genesis first speaks of the setting up of sun and moon as directing time.
    • Let me first draw your attention to a doctrine held by the Gnostics.
    • not mean periods of time, but Beings. They mean that a first Aeon
    • appointed to his post Yom, the first of the Time-Spirits, or
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    • in the recapitulation also. Thus, quite rightly, in the first verse
    • misunderstanding, it would be as well to clear up first another point
    • uses up the forces of the external physical body, the first rudiments
    • not have happened during the Saturn evolution, otherwise the first
    • seventh scene of my first Mystery Play, where Johannes Thomasius
    • from the Spirits of Form, first the Archai, the Spirits of
    • Personality, then the Archangeloi, the Archangels, or Fire-Spirits.
    • out what the position is with regard to the Fire-Spirits. We know
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    • lectures are concerned first and foremost with the circumstances of
    • it specially important to fmd confirmed in ancient documents of
    • various ages and various peoples what we have first established
    • earth, water, air and fire or warmth, light, sound-ether and
    • air, and so on, and to grasp them firmly. We have not done very much
    • this elemental existence, we may say that from the first rudiments
    • Beings on Saturn who participated in the first stages of the work on
    • the first rudiments of the human physical body were formed.
    • sacrifice, so advanced that their fire streamed into the planetary
    • this, their fire, into the gaseous element. But it was also they who
    • to base itself as upon firm seats. These ancient expressions contain
    • simple hypothesis. First it discovers certain physical laws, and then
    • Personality, Fire-Spirits or Archangels, and Angels — moved and
    • co-operate. To begin with, it was not real. Something real was first
    • This unity of the Elohim had first to come into being. It is
    • first separate members of a group, and that they then form themselves
    • the other part red, because the first clause is said to derive from
    • speaks in the second part of Faust with the doggerel in the first
    • in its first and second parts could emanate
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    • The First and Second Days of Creation.
    • The First and Second Days of Creation.
    • that a fire external to ourselves appears as a being radiating light.
    • awakens, when conscious clairvoyance awakens. The first awakening of
    • progresses by stages. There is a first stage which unfolds in various
    • soul, and the first one is that the Spirit of the Elements brings
    • do these pictures signify? In the first stages of clairvoyance they
    • construction of our organs. First these organs have to be built up;
    • is due to the fact that organs have first been formed for it. The
    • first, the most rarefied state, which constitutes and brings about
    • for the first time during the Moon evolution. It was then that the
    • light was for the first time active from without, but not then as
    • On the first “day” it reads: And God saw the light,
    • of the first day, it says: And God said, Let there be a firmament
    • waters ... and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
    • And God saw ..., which we find on the first day, is left out
    • insight into the composition of what are called the first and second
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    • is, so to say, the first-born of our whole planetary evolution. If we
    • weaving warmth we can speak only of the first rudiments of physical
    • investigation is fully confirmed. On a superficial reading of Genesis
    • it might seem that man emerged for the first time as if suddenly
    • fired from a pistol on the sixth day. Yet we know that the human
    • First of all, let us
    • that on the first day there were present the inner mobile energy and
    • the outwardly manifest, we should not on that first day expect to
    • is it which is being prepared in the very first rudiments of man?
    • prepared on the first day of creation up to the point where it says:
    • described as the first “day” of creation. Thus in the
    • fact, which is confirmed by spiritual investigation, you will say to
    • yourselves: “Then surely the first influences which formed this
    • account confirms this. In the passage on the fourth day of creation,
    • yet give him the conditions suited to his earthly life. Man had first
    • that Genesis indicates it in a most wonderful way by speaking first
    • the first manifestation of the physical, as a man of warmth. When
    • then an etheric condition, and then came the physical states, first
    • That was the expulsion from Paradise. Man acquired for the first time
    • scientific version that confirms almost word for word the account of
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    • a number of points still to clear up in this regard. The first thing
    • moments in this evolution. The first was the separation of the sun
    • the first stage of earth existence, the course of human evolution
    • the earth, which now for the first time came into a condition in
    • with the first. I have often described how during the progress of
    • as a fundamentally fiery body, as having the element of fire spurting
    • forms of the plants had arisen in species form. On the first occasion
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    • pointed out that the first momentous words of the Bible mark. the
    • whom we call Jahve-Elohim. The first phase of the action of the moon
    • first. Thus man was not able to descend into solid matter even during
    • the first part of the sixth “day,” for if he had
    • of the higher animals descended first and populated the earth, as
    • clairvoyant investigation one first discovers the true facts, then
    • centuries of the Christian era, there was nothing in the first
    • higher level. It was the deed of Jahve-Elohim which first made man
    • nephesch; man was first endowed with a higher member of his being, a
    • know that these first arose in their soul-spiritual form during the
    • first three “days” of creation. It was then that their
    • physical body until much later. Thus we have to understand that first
    • n'schamah first made it possible to implant in man the
    • today in the world as physical man first came about through the deed
    • — and which first enables us to understand the inner nature of
    • awareness that man first became a living being through the
    • during the first six “days.”
    • must say that first there appear two branches, the birds and the
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    • will be the first full moon of spring and upon this full moon will
    • is the first after the full moon of spring, then is the time to keep
    • matter in a true light it will be necessary first of all to consider
    • theology, if only people took it — first of all, seriously, and
    • is supposed to be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full
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    • earlier times. For Paul was the first to declare that neither blood
    • century. The first impulse which came to the fore and gained an ever
    • been found. The anti-Christian impulse makes its appearance first and
    • first to find the way through tradition and then through documents and
    • Angel again being able to say — or rather to say for the first
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    • The importance of the subject of which we shall speak first, will
    • upon Himself because the course of world-evolution is, first, a
    • civilisation with its firm footing in the earthly realm. The works of
    • first, after the destruction of Jerusalem; the second, after the
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    • The all-embracing wisdom by means of which in the first centuries
    • prepared. It was not until much later that these first, still feeble
    • the more firmly were the seeds of materialism planted in Christian
    • everything that can befall the physical body. Men needed, first, the
    • Spiritual understanding finds in the Resurrection thought the first
    • is your faith vain,” it recognises a confirmation — which in
    • the fact that since the end of the first Christian century, Western
    • Gospel of Christ truly, who affirms that what the sun reveals to the
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    • human being. And in the divine worlds where dwelt the first great
    • themselves for the first time acquired inner knowledge of the mystery
    • in the first Christian centuries looked back to the Mystery of
    • that time — and some confirmation of this, although in very many
    • first four centuries of Christendom thanks to the remaining vestiges
    •  “for the first time received its true meaning and purpose,
    • concerning birth and death and then for the first time acquired this
    • That this secret should have been entrusted to Christ's first
    • Golgotha was veiled, concealed. Men had first to become firmly rooted in
    • being united with the human being in such a way that he can affirm:
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    • of the ancient Gods — lies the first Germanic version of the
    • they now lie, together with the rest of the first Germanic translation
    • the times will perceive in the art of Richard Wagner the first rays of
    • at the budding flowers of early spring, and the first seed of
    • reality of things — all this is connected with the firm and
    • not yet so firmly anchored in the physical body as to prevent them
    • first time in the Fourth Post-Atlantean epoch, with the Atomists of
    • been firmly anchored in the physical body, begins to loosen from it
    • Let us assume that he descended so firmly and deeply into the physical
    • age of 30, the Christ came down into his body. For the first and last
    • but an inner affirmation, a powerful impulse in life itself. It will
    • be an inner affirmation, because in the Risen Christ man will behold
    • which enables them to find their own firm centre among the gods. Men
    • first foreshadowing of this.
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    • The Macrocosmic and the Microcosmic Fire.
    • The Macrocosmic and the Microcosmic Fire: The Spiritualization of Breath and Blood,
    • Enlightened One. Whereupon a miraculous fire would stream down from
    • heaven and in this fire the incorruptible body of Kashiapa, the
    • will be carried up by the miraculous fire into the heavenly
    • wait for long ages before being transported by the miraculous fire
    • ultimately, to grasp them with inner fire and warmth.
    • stage of evolution. The first beacon is the burning thorn-bush, and
    • the second the fire which amid lighting and thunder appeared to Moses
    • known in the burning thorn-bush and then in fire on Sinai. It was
    • Himself in the element of fire in nature. The message of the Old
    • fire-element of nature, in which He is manifest. The same Being Who
    • during our cycle of evolution God announced Himself in fire, would be
    • Golgotha. For there is a mysterious connection between the fire
    • blood (our inner fire) and our nervous system (our inner air) are in
    • in the air, when fire and air interact to produce thunder, this is the
    • macrocosmic event corresponding to the process by which the fire of
    • themselves: Now the Godhead is thinking in the fire, announcing
    • Fire and air in the macrocosm are, in man the microcosm, blood and
    • fire that is enclosed within man. The ancient Mysteries said: Man on
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    • Holy Grail.The spiritualised Fire
    • The Event of Golgotha; The Brotherhood of the Holy Grail; The Spiritualized Fire,
    • With his right hand he will touch the corpse, and a miraculous fire
    • by the miraculous fire from heaven? With true Easter feelings we shall
    • try to understand the nature of the miraculous fire into which the
    • Himself from two poles: from the macrocosmic fire of lightning and from
    • the microcosmic fire of the blood. We saw that it was the
    • In the fire in our blood lives the same God Who had announced
    • Himself in the heavenly fire and Who then, in the Mystery of
    • permeate the blood where the human fire has its seat. And if we follow
    • earth-existence, we shall be able to find the flaming fire into which
    • that is material. In the material fire of the burning thorn-bush, and
    • through the Christ Event this fire was spiritualised. Now, since the
    • spiritual fire be perceived? By what can it be seen? By eyes of the
    • itself. To the eyes of the spirit this material fire of the thorn-bush
    • of the spirit, this fire has worked in a spiritual way upon our
    • When was this fire seen again? It was seen again when the eyes of
    • recognised in the radiance of heavenly fire the One Who had fulfilled
    • Moses beheld Him in the material fire in the burning thorn-bush and in
    • Christ revealed Himself from the spiritualised fire. Matter
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    • Spiritual Guidance of Humanity.” In August the first performance
    • These lectures may well have been among the first by Rudolf Steiner
    • of a child. Observing the child rightly, we find that on its first
    • The Education of the Child — will know that first it
    • — a first period when it can neither speak nor think, a second
    • The first revelation of which we can speak, as coming to mankind
    • the first physical personalities, the primal forebears of mankind, and
    • who have experienced an awakening, bringing them, for the first time,
    • the Gospels. And the way in which they first understood the Gospels
    • spiritual content of the Gospels work upon them for the first time.
    • the time has come for his Kamaloka, he is first met by two figures.
    • fulfil, a task of understanding, when we come — first out of the
    • most various points of view. To-day we will begin by first saying a
    • because, imperceptible at first for ordinary consciousness, there lies
    • first the body of faith, and then round it the body of love.
    • true valuation for the first time.
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    • at first the external world should pass this by, or even treat it as
    • present-day consciousness this interpretation at first seems fairly
    • into the future, the more firmly will this ego-consciousness establish
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    • with you again after long absence, let our first thoughts be once more
    • have first to learn. If, however, we examine things more closely, we
    • to the outer world are acquired. The child first gropes and then
    • and it is given us through the fact that the first days after death
    • rebirth, in order there to be able firmly to retain the thought of the
    • strengthened and invigorated through our experiencing those first days
    • sees something first from one side and then from another side, yet the
    • But let us first look at the two divisions which we have just
    • lectures.) Let us first consider the life in the etheric body which
    • first extends to the seventh year, to the change in dentition; the
    • the twenty-first year and so on; in periods of seven years. And if you
    • place these seven-year epochs of life before the soul, we first have
    • fourteenth to the twenty-first year there is fashioned and organised
    • during the first half of life a soul stands nearer to the entire
    • nearer to the spiritual world in the first half of our life. In fact
    • dies before the thirty-fifth year, he first experiences the
    • who dies before the age of thirty-five, experiences even in the first
    • must first be endured. Spiritual science cannot indeed spare us that,
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    • My first sad and heavy duty is to acquaint you with the fact that our
    • the Grafin Kalckreuth) I was able as early as 1903 to give the first
    • one may say that from this first occasion when Fraulein Stinde
    • will become conscious of how very much may be connected first with
    • were once seated together those who, when Christianity was first
    • we see the first small handful of Christians, possessing something
    • Christ-impulse, were the first Christians — and above, over their
    • heads, the Romans, who behaved quite differently from the first
    • our own epoch and that of the Rome at the first appearance of
    • how the first announcement of Christianity was completely opposed to
    • first few days our vision is really directed only to our self, to our
    • appears something quite peculiar, to which man has first to accustom
    • of this universal soul-world, for at first there are souls everywhere
    • acquaintance with these souls. First of all we must recognise the fact
    • the firmament. It expands, but it can get no further. Let us consider
    • for a moment the firmament as a being. You then feel yourself as this
    • firmament and now see everything within it; thus you stand outside
    • all one can know at first is: ‘Yes, it is there, but it has no
    • being is there, but I have first to create the imagination by uniting
    • The first part of our time is spent in assimilating from the spiritual
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    • example: when we regard the life of the first Post-Atlantean epoch, we
    • has first to place this question before himself. And the posing of the
    • affect one. But one must first acquire perception for them. It is
    • first arouse them into that which one here calls
    • disappear, if men were to know nothing of their bodies, but first had
    • gloomy in the spiritual life; that one must first bring everything to
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    • continually bear firmly in mind that man, so long as he lives within
    • hold firmly to the thought that many of life's secrets can only be
    • world and passes through the gates of death, at first there remains to
    • the spiritual world comes first the thought of an ‘existing
    • The important distinction must be firmly retained, that while man here
    • question arises it must first of all be thoroughly experienced. One
    • degree than for those who consider themselves less selfless. First and
    • others, perhaps because we cannot do otherwise, or are led away first
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    • woven by our continuous memory. Just think: we are first infants; then
    • firm basis. One sees other things in the outer world and moves about
    • during the trial he subjected him to a crossfire, and with a certain
    • although excessively soft-hearted man, was firmly convinced of
    • not to be shaken as to the truth and justice of the sentence. First
    • due to the law. Only the first sentence may be quoted: “Mr.
    • one and the same person. And as if in confirmation of this idea, silly
    • He relates all this himself and says, that first he had this vision,
    • The author of the novel wrote in the first person, as though many of
    • it were, in two directions. In the first we push aside the veil of
    • forces is active, in that it first produces in us the instrument with
    • True, you first see the perception, the realisation; but that
    • perception has first fashioned itself. Into the perception is inserted
    • spiritual world and forms a man here, in whom arises, at first as a
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    • something which first develops through the spiritual vision itself,
    • As when my steps first turned to school.’
    • earth aura. Through this there was given to the earth, for the first
    • first it lived beneath the earth; so that in reality the following
    • people affirm that it really is not possible; no matter who says it,
    • all this. In the first place the whole story is untrue, but people
    • the sheaves becoming extinguished first, until slowly and
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    • study of man with the help of the Kundalini fire. Twelve stages of
    • The others are members of the one Earth-Soul. Now for the first
    • time a special grade of separation began. For the first time the
    • firstly, the epoch in which there were no animals having a nervous
    • all religions. The snake is the first to enclose within a tube the
    • became visible to themselves. By means of the so-called Kundalini Fire
    • appears at first in symbols. If man concentrates for instance on his
    • feeling they are prepared for understanding. In the first centuries
    • today through the concepts of Theosophy. At first people were given
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    • At first it is undifferentiated, so long as man has not yet worked
    • we have the following ascent: firstly karma, activity, what needs to
    • before us. In the first place man has his physical body. As he is at
    • also been embodied in language. The first Christian initiate in
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    • Let us now consider the human ear. At first we have the outer auditory
    • fast to the earth. We first learn to know man in a true sense when we
    • higher consciousness first developed the organs.
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    • first the Earth became covered with a layer of peat, the remains of
    • organs have undergone metamorphosis. At first the hands were also
    • itself with the first. The second spinal column will descend in front
    • first carried out.
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    • first element which is finer than the air is the one which causes it
    • the first grade of ether, the Warmth Ether. Now follows the second
    • literally, ‘to be extinguished’, as one extinguishes a fire. When one
    • warmth, and still later man himself will learn to create. First he
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    • The colour must however first be produced in order that we may
    • he first produces perceptions. Thus he is on the one hand a receptive
    • around him. In bringing forth his own being he was at first creative.
    • within him. Desire first appeared after he had incorporated other
    • first the pure man had found no means of incarnating on the earth. He
    • Now man tried to introduce Kama into the animal forms. Kama is first
    • negative aspect was called by the Pythagoreans catharsis. At first man
    • The philosopher of natural science, Oken, who in the first half of the
    • beings who for the first time are, as it were, being conjured up as
    • Thus we differentiate: firstly, elemental beings, secondly, the
    • sequence. The first new impulse (Kama) was only to be found as a force
    • Thus we have seven ranks of beings: Firstly the Gods, secondly Pitris,
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    • The first human beings to receive teaching on the Earth received it
    • into feeling and then into willing. This is a threefold process. First
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    • of the primal fire-vapour sun, moon and earth came into existence as
    • into the ascendant. The first indication of this is the Saga of the
    • gain firm ground under their feet; thus during one life, reincarnation
    • Judas there would also have been no Christianity. Judas is the first
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    • Between the last Arupic condition of the Fourth Round and the first
    • Round. At first this reappears in the Arupic condition in the pure
    • At first the auric egg seems to be undifferentiated. Actually however
    • eventually became the lower kingdoms as far as the first vertebrates,
    • on the Old Moon; they were first added on the Earth. Thus the
    • developed from the first, the Polarian race, to the race of the
    • the development of the vertebrate animals entered its first stage, and
    • So we have to distinguish: firstly Akasha, secondly Ether, thirdly
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    • Chela, the Initiate. When someone tries to eliminate first the
    • so. On the Physical Plane man for the first time came into contact
    • free his wishes from self. That is the first step.
    • In the first place man stands before us in his physical nature. He
    • born as a Lemurian in his first incarnation, who is just at the point
    • carries these, as firmly established forms in the soul, up into the
    • physical existence. Avidja is the first of the forces of karma.
    • is the first effect. It is the opposite pole to what meets man on the
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    • The origin of the physical body. The Kundalini fire as means of
    • from outside. This is the first stage of human existence.
    • automaton was built up out of a fairly firm undifferentiated mass,
    • Today, in order to realise that this is so, one must in the first
    • cord, man first works consciously on the physical plane through the
    • re-birth takes place. He waits at first in the astral world, as in a
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    • Instruction about the Gods was first systematised by Dionysius the
    • traditions were first put together. The truth of the matter can only
    • the Gods. After death the human being first goes through Kamaloka, the
    • and frees himself from his desires. It is actually only in its first
    • first on the earth, on the plants and the animals into which he
    • the Slavonic peoples. Thus human beings first build themselves the
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    • As a rather extreme case let us assume that they were at first
    • the first time a separate entity. Previously I was indeed a separate
    • As now fire, chemical ether, magnetism and so on are around us and
    • conditions which follow one another. At first Devachan is only short.
    • The first stage of initiation consists in the pupil learning to
    • — a home. This is the first stage of initiation.
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    • men were now to become masters of their destiny. For the first time,
    • down again into physical existence. The first of these forces is
    • incarnation he knew nothing of an outer-world. Self-awareness first
    • began with the first incarnation; previously man had no consciousness
    • of self. He had first to perceive the outer objects on the physical
    • had first to learn to know with his consciousness — this was
    • First Group
    • first group of the Nidanas from Avidja to Nama-rupa is connected with
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    • Nature had first to be created. The mineral, plant and animal
    • the first third of the Lemurian race. All that he carried out in the
    • Lemurian times. There we find man, as he is on the earth, at first
    • front limbs and attained an upright position. Now for the first time
    • Karma begins. Karma, as human Karma, first became possible when human
    • development. The moment when the first sound was pronounced, the Karma
    • the Lemurian Age and for the first time created his own Karma, before
    • We thus differentiate three stages. The first consists in external
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    • Intuition. Father, Son (Word) and Holy Spirit or First, Second, Third
    • In occultism we differentiate in man firstly his actions, in so far as
    • stages. Firstly: Human action is individual, with the exception of
    • religions, teachings were expressed in pictures. At first the picture
    • the Unknown God, and in theosophical literature the first Logos.
    • the first place within itself: abstract consciousness. All
    • first place that we perceive through the senses. Behind is the great
    • perceived by the senses, stands the Father Spirit, the first Logos.
    • underlying force corresponding to the first Logos. This we influence
    • firstly: Rupa, the corporality; secondly: Vedana, feeling. For those
    • the Imaginative understanding which first enables them to look into
    • perceptions it follows that in the first place perceptions are built
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    • know the use of fire and made their weapons by grinding pieces of
    • paternal principles takes place for the first time. This etheric head
    • They were at first not yet joined together; later they approached one
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    • astral powers. When he dies he first enters the astral world. But even
    • what man in the first place experiences only as feeling. Pleasure,
    • therefore, instruction is first given as to how one cuts into animals.
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    • the morning there are to be found in the etheric body, firstly
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    • be there first. These forces which create the forms on the physical
    • first place we bring about phenomena, but every action does in fact
    • the plant every day in its process of growth. When we first allow the
    • first to work upon the astral body. Now feeling should also influence
    • are in agreement with the first theosophical principle,
    • first through Kamaloka and then reach the Rupa Plane. We come there
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    • Now we will first look away from death and picture the human being in
    • these three worlds. At first he experiences it to be a darkening of
    • instincts and passions had first to be ejected. Thus through the
    • members. Firstly he has a physical body, secondly an etheric body,
    • created out of himself, something which he himself had first to take
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    • first time fructification with the Spirit, with the Monad became
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon). In the first three Earth Rounds these stages
    • had a short recapitulation. In the First Earth Epoch the Saturn
    • fire shone through them. When human beings were going through an
    • substance. Then we go still further back to the very first Race, to
    • All esotericism recognises that the Sun was first a planet; it only
    • the Sun substance had the urge to detach itself. At first a kind of
    • Now for the first time we reach the actual Earth evolution. In the
    • with it. In that epoch the first or Polarian Race began. Then the
    • on the Moon intelligence and the Spirit which we first developed on
    • In the middle of the Lemurian Age we find the first Sons of the Fire
    • surrounded the Earth. The Sons of the Fire Mist were the first Arhats.
    • Then there arose the other two kinds. In the first Lemurian human
    • would have greatly improved. The first evil arose through the fact
    • Zeus will not allow human beings to get fire.
    • Prometheus however gives them fire, the faculty of developing ever
    • with this Principle one must first love the Earth, one must descend on
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    • Root-Race is usually called the Aryan Race and includes as the First
    • belong the following Sub-Races: Firstly the Rmoahals, secondly the
    • Hyperborean, and to the First Root-Race, the Polarian. Now therefore
    • in a point as force. The seeds that were present on the First Globe
    • first go through a longer Pralaya. This longer Pralaya is however not
    • place between two Earth lives is the first degree of higher
    • Between the last Round of a Planetary condition and the first of the
    • evolution. The First Round began with an Arupa condition and densified
    • When the first Earth Round emerged, everything that had descended from
    • last Moon-Round and the first Earth-Round there was a long Pralaya
    • kingdom first densified on the Earth to the present mineral kingdom.
    • During the First Earth Round the human kingdom gradually separated
    • further ascent. The first three Rounds were repetitions of earlier
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    • First Elemental Kingdom
    • Kingdom. These are the elements light and fire, permeating space. Man
    • The first Elementary Kingdom is difficult to describe. Let us assume
    • intention before the form has actually arisen, thus first into the
    • is the First Elementary Kingdom.
    • the First Elementary Kingdom.
    • In the First Round man was in the First Elementary Kingdom. When at
    • that time he became physical, he was in the first Round and in the
    • First Elementary Kingdom at the stage of physical form. In the
    • physical condition of the First Elementary Kingdom of the First Round,
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    • The Fourth Earth Round began with the emergence of the first Arupa
    • During the great Pralaya preceding the First Earth Round, they had
    • again merged with the Earth; and during the first three Earth Rounds
    • At first man had no power over the physical body and the etheric body.
    • Thus in the first half of our Earth evolution astral substance from
    • When they are heated they become first hot, then liquid, then gaseous.
    • Gold too first densified with the Earth: at one time it was entirely
    • particles of the white Sun-Ether became first fluid and then solid.
    • It was at first in astral form and later densified. When we trace the
    • at first his empty Ego. At the end of the physical Globe everything
    • In every Round the first Globe, or condition of form, is of such a
    • Archetypal. Thus we have only five conditions of form. The first and
    • In the First Round life was in the First Elementary Kingdom, in the
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    • when Old Saturn entered into its first beginning. Nothing of our
    • forth out of nothing, we have the First Logos. This is why the First
    • another. The First Logos also experiences both the inner wisdom and
    • the will. In the creative activity of the First Logos there is
    • gifted like the First Logos he would be able to say: Yes, I have seen
    • to become the very first outpouring of substance from the sum of
    • What does this signify for man? For man it signifies that in the first
    • experiences out of nothingness. This is the work of the First Logos.
    • Earth he received what in him is consciousness, from the First Logos.
    • Physical is: Firstly the solid earth, secondly water, thirdly air,
    • body in the astral and one with its consciousness in fire and its body
    • Goethe knew this very well; Faust wished to have fire air; this was to
    • consciousness in fire, to whom we cause pain when fire is kindled, for
    • being in question on the astral plane. When one kindles fire one
    • consciousness in fire is directed by the king of fire: Agni. In all
    • activity connected with fire, water and so on we have to do with these
    • particular Deva-beings. All the fire we have here on Earth is the
    • Now you will also comprehend the connection with fire worship which
    • sought, through the sacrificial fire of the priests, actually to
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    • with what we call matter. We will first follow the development of our
    • there was light.’ Then it was that man too first received his form.
    • warmth, fire was distributed. Previously there was as yet no outer
    • fire. To kindle fire in Nature first became possible when fire
    • appeared within man. Since that time there was the beneficent fire
    • distributed outside, and within man the egoistic fire.
    • And now we have the point of time when fire was withdrawn from
    • Because of this, what was previously there as Fire-Spirit in the world
    • in the form of fire. The Promethean-Saga
    • in the external fire. Here we have an outstanding example of how in a
    • Man himself had called forth the element of fire in that he had become
    • development. He shapes the structure of the Earth. Fire arose in the
    • through fire which man himself had created.
    • Age he worked upon solid earth, this brought forth fire; in the
    • preceding stages of evolution. Then for the first time Christianity
    • original Semites. Man must first find himself, but then again must
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    • necessity, just as events in the East develop like a fire there where
    • surroundings. On the Moon there was warmth or fire breathing. The
    • inhaling and exhaling of fire or warmth corresponded at that time to
    • on the Earth seven conditions of the physical: Firstly Life-ether,
    • connected with fire. For this reason, when they make their appearance,
    • in man as heat, as fire. The craving attaches itself to man's
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    • will follow concerning the different races. First however attention
    • first to be very arbitrary. This is not so however, they are born out
    • It is the old food of the Gods, the first form of nourishment on the
    • the first form of human food. When the physical constitution of man
    • nourishment. Man's first food was always milk. In the saying: ‘The
    • is the first form of nourishment as it still is now in the first weeks
    • something new appears. They began for the first time to eat food that
    • forms, at first in the case of the developing hunting peoples who
    • civilisation passed through in regard to nourishment. Firstly came the
    • mineral treatment of the plant had to play its part. The first three
    • was the first to develop the new, which was to appear in the Fifth
    • Wine had first made its appearance with the Persians. Here however
    • one which first brought forth Christianity and also the one which
    • Dionysian dramas. These first took wine into the sphere of the cult.
    • at first for the Fourth Sub-Race of the Fifth Root-Race. A teaching
    • At that time there were two classes of human beings: Firstly those
    • not bring it about. For this he must first pass over to the
    • pulled by both spirals. The first part of Haeckel's ‘Weltritsel’
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    • this was where the original Semites lived. They were the first people
    • which thought depends, first appears with the population of the
    • The seven Sub-races of the Atlantean RootRace were as follows: Firstly
    • Atlanteans. When we look towards Asia we find there as, the First
    • for the first time to do with science. Now in the Third Sub-Race,
    • the shoulder blades. This is his vulnerable spot, first made
    • How Joseph was initiated was first recounted. He was removed from his
    • the civilisations that arose from this that Christianity could first
    • received. It is here that Christianity first finds its real
    • prepared; and then finds here firm ground, embodying itself in a whole
    • appears in Europe, it was Christianity which first halted him, because
    • the future. For just as the crystal first develops out of an alkaline
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    • Our first impression of the temperaments is that they are external,
    • Spiritual science tells us first of all that the human being is part
    • matter. Francesco Redi, an Italian scientist, was the first to assert
    • The first, the physical body, they have in common with the mineral
    • world. The first super-sensible member, the etheric body, is integrated
    • shining like the choleric's; his gait is firm, but in a leaden rather
    • for suffering, for discomfort, which is firmly rooted in his being; it
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    • shell, because the back of its body is too soft to be a firm support.
    • and it can be taken as confirmation of what the spiritual
    • It is of course the case — and this is also confirmed by the
    • the spirit without the spirit having first to pour through the
    • So we see how observation of existence everywhere confirms the words
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    • standing on the firm ground of natural science, it is child's
    • his body is endowed with a firm balance. It constitutes man's
    • his inner self, we find how what actually first appears in the
    • first arise in the form of concepts, which we then see in Rome rising
    • We had first to lay a
    • qualifications in this direction, was first to draw attention to the
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    • as Jacob Boehme, whose first work was called, as you know, Aurora,
    • the moment of sunrise, when the first rays of the morning sun carried
    • Such an initiate said to himself: “When the sun sends the first
    • with spiritual Beings, must first be laid by him within the stream of
    • soul can be reawakened, but man must first win back for himself his
    • the earth herself. In the human embryo it is the head which first
    • apply to the whole realm of nature truths which first come to us as
    • first conceive of the cube, and then proceed to find it again in
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    • of the spiritual. Words that are suitable have first to be coined. Any
    • the first time he finds the solution of those questions which cannot
    • them. He knows, firstly, what I described yesterday. And from a
    • contemplated from the earth is firstly the physical cosmos (including
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    • slaty kinds of soil. I will confine myself, first, to these two main
    • If, first of all, we observe what, as part of the earth-skeleton,
    • helps us to develop inner firmness.
    • on the other hand, leads him to fight against this inner firmness; to
    • element which holds us firmly within ourselves, so that we are a
    • first place, their scientific side; we learn to know the world only
    • — a little piece of diamond and this holds us firmly within our
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    • I be allowed to use this first lecture as a kind of introduction to
    • It may well be that the first thought that occurs to you at the
    • man to have his feet firmly on the ground, maintain that any historian
    • it is first necessary even for us to prepare our own souls before we
    • It is when we cherish thoughts like these that we first begin to have
    • very first dialogue between Demeter and Persephone go on resounding in
    • the riddle of life on being told how the first human being was there
    • purpose. So that first among those who were able to collaborate in
    • and immediate working together toward worthy and serious aims. First
    • truthfulness! That is the first and foremost law. What is the good of
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    • reverently of all that in the first post-Atlantean epoch the great and
    • the ancient holy teachers of the first post-Atlantean period of
    • vast a concept — we must first gather up much of all we have
    • and of himself, he may say something like, “One of the first
    • physical body.” Anyone making his first steps toward initiation
    • realises this at first in such a way that he feels within this body
    • student in the first stages of initiation to get to know the
    • experiences in himself when he starts on the first steps toward the
    • which are the first beginnings of what may lead us right up to the
    • themselves inwardly, how all becomes transformed that is at first only
    • occultism. It is one of the first requirements of initiation to divest
    • make upon itself when taking the first steps toward initiation. I
    • should like first to arouse a feeling of how initiation is related to
    • what they did there. Then he may himself take the first steps in
    • know, entering these worlds for the first time after physical death.
    • souls did not at first pay any attention to the earth. It might be
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    • comprehensible that, at first, human souls should try to probe into
    • We will proceed first of all from certain ideas to which we must all
    • must affirm, the moral world order enters with authority into our
    • observation is really attained, it takes place at first in the etheric
    • hate” he does not mean a burning like the burning of a fire in
    • enters the super-sensible worlds either through the first stages of
    • as usually happens at first, the angel in certain cases may be
    • we shall first say to the form appearing to us that it is a beautiful
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    • right way, we must first ask what man knows about himself in ordinary
    • life. Now we know that in the first place there are the gateways we
    • in the first stages of initiation that man discovers that, of all that
    • that is made possible by the first steps of initiation hangs on the
    • consider its first steps more precisely if we want to approach with
    • accomplishing the first steps of initiation will be spared the
    • an experience of being in the vast universe with no firm ground
    • the experiences during the first steps of initiation. We have the
    • in words, but is oppressive and even disturbing during the first
    • only the first stage of initiation. If we would review the next stage,
    • A man who has taken the first steps toward initiation and has reached
    • who has taken the first steps toward initiation becomes conscious of
    • continually awakened. First we awaken this bit, then that. Now we set
    • man on the way to initiation may, by his first efforts, reach the
    • astral body, means in the first place that one feels oneself to be a
    • body, one realises, “It is as if I had first lived in myself, and
    • one will fail to have in the first stages of initiation, “Now you
    • own inner world rising up within you. At first you are aware of
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    • you learn to know first as angels, and archangels, up to those who
    • Now as you ascend the first steps of initiation into higher worlds, it
    • is good to learn to distinguish between the first step and those that
    • the first memory pictures you carry across there, which remind you of
    • in order to bring about the first steps of initiation will see to it
    • Threshold, the first memory images have nothing to do with the
    • of the self. What you should first experience is how to estimate your
    • This is what must first be felt. This does not arise in such a way
    • He lives through sleep in a state of unconsciousness. Now in the first
    • approaches it dies away. During this experience, in the first period
    • Therefore, as a result of the exercises for the first stages of
    • imagine that after the first steps on the path of initiation he will
    • he was meeting for the first time. The expression, “The beings
    • man on first acquaintance. In this way, therefore, it is a
    • world, you feel yourself poured out into it. At first you do not
    • because that belongs to the first stages on the path to initiation.
    • we are referring, should at first experience memories of a more moral
    • exercises for the first steps in initiation, he should gradually
    • senses.” At this stage one sees for the first time what man,
    • and the ordinary ego in memory only. It is here that one is first able
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    • indispensable to anyone really wanting to undertake the first or
    • of the first stages on the path of initiation. You cannot say of any
    • manifold too. But when one first begins seriously to observe certain
    • In the first part of his book, The Mystery of Man, a book I
    • Let us assume that someone who has taken the first steps on the path
    • avoid fire, because in certain circumstances it destroys life. On the
    • world order. Fire is good when it acts in good conditions, evil when
    • purification and cleansing, in cleansing fires, of everything
    • first to ask, “Where can Ahriman be found? Where can Ahriman help
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    • one who has made the first steps on that path and is therefore able,
    • worlds, you would not be judging correctly if you affirmed that, in
    • have taken the first or further steps toward initiation, you had
    • “However incredible these things at first appear, it is just this
    • own inner life and is at first guided by what is in those images. It
    • firmly drawn between the life of the senses and spiritual life is
    • on the walls between each window. As you pass the first mirror you see
    • what appears in the mirror is you. When a man wishes to take the first
    • how a totality appears in this way. First we see Buddha active on
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    • necessary for you to work through these first lectures, which are
    • scientific realms which to many might perhaps at first appear to be
    • that this goal can only be attained in a pure manner if we first work
    • difference between the first two and the last two parts of this
    • The first thing that the
    • to become accustomed; it is at first a sensation which may be
    • That is the first impression
    • man, one develops the clairvoyant consciousness; that is the first
    • intention to learn about the inner life of man and the first thing
    • At first one sees only what one
    • into which we really first enter when we have experienced this fourth
    • divine Cosmos. Our consciousness is fired by this and waxing stronger
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    • last lectures we tried to describe what the human soul first sees
    • existence the first impressions emerge, these first impressions are
    • memory is the first really spiritual thing through which we lift
    • By the method we have just described we first go backwards through
    • It is only when a teacher has first called forth ideas in us, that he
    • I describe as the Midnight Hour, there is at first a certain dullness
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    • The first thing we remark is that
    • detain us at first in the physical world, detain us in it so that
    • We now see for the first time the
    • Remembering what I said in the first lecture, you will perceive that
    • unborn which we can only first make use of after we are dead. But the
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    • experience on the physical plane, which when heard for the first time
    • first concrete fact we mentioned, namely: that just as nature
    • statement is contained in the theosophical literature of the first
    • at first heaves and surges in wisdom. Here, we bring forth wisdom
    • First Cause which pervades all and brings all into a certain harmony.
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    • physical. The first experience after death is the feeling of
    • globe as a firmament above us. Now when a person has passed the
    • portal of death, the first idea he has to form in his soul is: ‘Thou
    • first he is unconscious of the starry world in which he is really
    • outspread, at first he is only aware of what he has left, he is only
    • happen if a chick, which at first is within the egg-shell, were
    • we possess it in its fullness. It shines and glitters at first as if
    • from a fiery star. It is now not blue, like the firmament, but fiery,
    • into space the plenitude of wisdom, which in inward motion first
    • us. Our consciousness is first enkindled after death through this
    • tableau must first fade away, must gradually grow dim. Then out of
    • transformed memory-force is awakened within us as the first spiritual
    • the soul-forces come forth in a growing child in the first weeks of
    • thoughts really were now stands before thee. We now first learn by
    • direct vision what elemental beings are, because this is the first
    • the first period after death; but this begins to live, really to
    • at first after death, but we see as an outer world that to which we
    • belongs to our feeling and our will. In the first lecture I mentioned
    • ideas should first be brought forward.
    • When we have gradually worked out of the condition we must first pass
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    • must first prepare by bringing sympathetic understanding. The Spirit
    • but we also feel that in the first place it will require many
    • worlds one has first to acquire the necessary conceptions and ideas,
    • world are directed to this description, it should at first be felt to
    • be unsatisfactory. For example, it is a fact, which is confirmed by
    • others behind who are also materialistically inclined, he at first
    • be unable to bear it. He has first to grow into the knowledge that
    • better it is for these souls to pass first through this period of
    • and more into human souls, instinctively at first, then consciously.
    • social order, and this will at first gain the upper hand more and
    • one would fain fill one's words with the most intense fire, so
    • which to see and understand the spiritual worlds. First, people will
    • out even in their earthly incarnations; it will dawn first in a few,
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    • surface the real inner man. We first become aware of this inner man
    • quite a different relationship to one another. But first they have to
    • and not only the first two or three decades of youth — bring
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    • Let us look first at
    • Let us now first
    • first truth was conveyed by Christ Jesus when in the old phraseology
    • first directs us truly to the Christ, Who went through the Mystery of
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    • which is not first experienced and thought out in terms of complete
    • reality comes then to be rightly known for the first time. The
    • And you get this answer: One can imagine them first in a different
    • can arise from an economic system: they arise first of all because we
    • connection with the spiritual world. First make the realm of society
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    • read as the first dawning of a new world-outlook. Yet on the whole,
    • seeks to approach Nature from three vantage-points. In the first
    • in many single experiences. Now we may say, this first important
    • respects. In the first place, when he began to study natural
    • wants to stay within the sphere of what is known, nor in the first
    • phenomenon as it may first present itself, where it is complicated
    • time they are felt to be the one and only firm foundation.
    • actually reaches Nature. The first is common or garden Arithmetic. In
    • Nature. We know what we have to say about a cube without first having
    • b. Now I might also do it differently. Namely I might first
    • length of this line. Having pulled in the first instance from a
    • sense. To reach the first of the Natural Sciences, which is
    • our own thinking; mechanical phenomena on the other hand must first
    • Nature, which, in the form in which they first present themselves,
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    • Let us suppose, first
    • m on the other hand, I must first ask: Is there anything in
    • you can indeed, but your first step must be to make yourself more
    • such. This is to be our first experiment, arranged as well as we are
    • able. I will explain first what it is. The experiment will be as
    • us first hold to the phenomenon, simply describing the fact as it
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    • Now in the first place
    • IIc), but what appears in the first place is not the series of
    • place? The whole cylinder of light has been contracted. Look first at
    • they will not do is to go into the qualities. Thus in the first place
    • the eye from the skull, making an anatomical preparation, the first
    • tissue. Then we should reach the first integument of the eye properly
    • the eye it first passes through the transparent cornea, then through
    • is between the lens and the cornea through which the light first has
    • This is the first
    • blind. Tomorrow I shall try to show you an experiment confirming
    • orientation. But in the morning when you first awaken you sometimes
    • organic is. The whole working of it depends on this. First the
    • violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. First look at it
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    • by, you will find it confirmed and reinforced in the phenomena you
    • things: first the simple light as it streams on, and then the dimness
    • studied first — that on the screen — you may use the name
    • in speculation. Newton, having first seen and been impressed by this
    • bombards the first mirror, hurling its little cannon-balls in this
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    • way to an understanding also of this phenomenon. In the first place
    • through. This distance we envisage in the first place, and in the
    • this point. We in our process of conception have first created this
    • “time”, we ourselves have first created them by virtue of
    • first have to look for the velocity, so in like manner, we are in one
    • not what you can get from the first text-book you may purchase. Nor
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    • find your way back to the pure facts. You must first cultivate the
    • material existence. We have indeed paved the way, in that we first
    • and fluorescence — and then the firm and fast phenomena of
    • planetary system. The tendency has been, first to regard as wholes
    • has taken place. First it is light and colour which they desire to
    • been. First a hypothesis is set up: something belonging to the
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    • then first projecting the phenomena we see out into space. We with
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    • confirm what I so often speak of more generally in Spiritual
    • of modern Physics came about only gradually. What first caught
    • a first approximation it is not difficult to find what may be
    • interpreted as the speed of propagation of sound. If a gun is fired
    • among the first. If for example you twang a violin-string or the
    • elements. It has first a certain intensity; secondly a certain
    • recognize that the sound is propagated just in this way; first
    • the first to cultivate the materialistic ideas which are so
    • through the ear must first interact in a certain way with the inner
    • what is left of the eye if I first take away the vitreous body and
    • first the retina, then the vitreous body, and then for certain
    • understand what you were hearing, you first repeated it aloud. Such
    • not suffice you. You first repeat aloud, “he writes”,
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    • first fifteen years, say, of our century; you must admit that a
    • they did to establish the old wave-theories even more firmly. What
    • Herewith the first breach had, so to speak, been made in the old
    • had been the first to make them, then came Geissler) was evidently
    • Those that first issued directly from the negative pole, proved to
    • scientists have taken the first step — they only do not yet
    • have taken the first step towards the recognition of the fact that
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    • radiation emerged. The first to be discovered were the so-called
    • something of the direction from which it first began, that we were
    • only we who by our own way of thinking first translate this into
    • have at first no means whatever of deciding, how our own
    • blind alley if they first take the trouble to find out what is the
    • the forest, he sees himself firing the shot, — and at the
    • domain, my dear Friends. In the first place there is no wave or
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    • from any concepts or ideas so firmly established as to resemble
    • dogmas, but refer, quite simply at first, to matters which everybody
    • gaze to the outer world, he perceives in the first place what is there
    • sense-impressions. It is, at first, mere conjecture. The external
    • There, then, is the first boundary. We find the second when we look
    • within him something deeper, something at first hidden from himself,
    • process of mystical deepening a man first turns his attention away
    • the world, depends upon the fact that in our Ego we have a firm centre
    • desires he has recently experienced. That is the first experience. The
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • over his body. A kind of lethargy begins to overpower him. First of
    • disappear. What disappears first is the ability to use the limbs and
    • In saying this we have already indicated the first influence that is
    • now asserting itself in him. This is the first of the influences to be
    • normal life; it is the state induced by the first influence connected
    • themselves into sleep. Were only the first influence at work, the
    • spiritual investigation confirms this. In the great majority of
    • people, however, the first influence predominates; most of their sleep
    • three domains, the first being mainly subject to the first influence,
    • that is subject to the first influence which drives the soul out of
    • the first section of the upper loop in the diagram. The second section
    • that just as the first influence exerted on the Sentient Soul after we
    • system and that the planets revolve around it-first the planet now
    • Let us first of all consider this cosmic clock itself. The idea of the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • inner world of the physical and etheric bodies, but in first making
    • with that of being consumed by fire. Such would be the effect produced
    • Otherwise he would be consumed by shame as if by fire.
    • a consuming fire.” This feeling gives rise outwardly to the flush
    • a scorching fire in the soul if the mystic has not the strength to say
    • self, protected from being consumed in the fire of shame. Man cannot
    • waking. This Power is the first spiritual Being encountered by one who
    • first Being who must be passed by one who desires to penetrate into
    • Power who is at first invisible. Just as the Inner Guardian of the
    • To-morrow we shall begin by taking a first glimpse into that which man
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    • They are: firstly, the Will. Everything of the nature of Will is one
    • When we first become conscious of having absorbed Cosmic Will, Cosmic
    • Firstly, there is the obstacle raying from our own will into the
    • means can at this crucial moment enable us to stand firm. It is that
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • to feel firmer ground under our feet. In Spiritual Science, unless we
    • life and what has now been said can be regarded as a confirmation of
    • of the initiated priest, first of all himself, and then, far out
    • there was laid into his blood the first seed of those special
    • confronted by something that may at first have seemed strange, but was
    • the physical body only from outside. Now for the first time he
    • the beginning of his earthly evolution, to his very first incarnation
    • When a man has retraced his course right back to his first
    • first incarnation.
    • world to reach our first incarnation while experiencing the physical
    • present form first came into existence and it was therefore possible
    • for us to pass through our first physical embodiment because we were
    • from the plant; first it was plantlike and then became mineral. Under
    • had his first earthly incarnation. The mineral kingdom has evolved
    • through his earthly incarnations. It was then that he first took the
    • man passed through his first incarnation and when the mineral kingdom
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    • first world through which he passed was the one that would be revealed
    • he belongs, the first stage of the Macrocosm, the Elementary World, is
    • spiritual. Certainly, at this first stage of the World of the
    • or: earth, water, air, fire. These expressions are taken from the
    • Then, further, there is ‘fire’ or ‘warmth’, but it
    • must be realised that what is called ‘fire’ in the physical
    • world is only a simile. ‘Fire’ as it is in the Elementary
    • similes of them. The ‘fire’ of the Elementary World is
    • and is called warmth, or fire of excitement, must naturally be
    • distinguished from ordinary physical fire which will burn the fingers
    • physical fire is a kind of symbol of the fire of soul which, when it
    • between an outer, physical fire that burns our fingers, and fire of
    • fire’. When in the process of Initiation a man rises into the
    • fire. Such a man is entering a higher world which gives him
    • fire’ — everything he perceives in the material world
    • for that is the last manifestation before the physical world; fire,
    • was fire or warmth; during the Old Sun evolution, air was added;
    • Around us, we have, firstly, the physical world. The physical body of
    • out of an organism which at first had no eyes. Behind the light there
    • it must be formed from a higher world. The first kind of clairvoyant
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    • The ascent into the Macrocosm leads the candidate for Initiation first
    • air and fire — he also becomes aware that his own corporeality
    • the element of fire. We said that the fire of the Elementary World is
    • not physical fire but something that can be compared with inner warmth
    • of soul, inner fire of soul, although it is not quite the same. When
    • we become aware of fire in the Elementary World it blends with us, we
    • the element of “fire”. This relationship is expressed in the
    • beings living in the “fire” of the Elementary World than
    • to him it all glows in the elemental fire. You need not therefore feel
    • this quality of firm self-confidence? But all the qualities that
    • becomes possible for us to take the first step towards emerging from
    • example, becomes merged in the element of fire. And we can no longer
    • to do so. We must therefore first learn how to be within a being and
    • for the first time. For the Ego is not lost when it is able to be
    • temperament is akin to the element of fire, the sanguine to the
    • confront him as if aglow in the element of fire, and so on. Because of
    • element of air, or, as a choleric, the element of fire. Melancholics,
    • they were spreading flames of fire — as an elemental force, of course,
    • not physical fire.
    • It will now be our task to speak of the first world revealed to man
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    • example, suppose the first sense-impression we have on waking is a
    • colour. The elements of fire, air, water and earth (spiritually
    • organs hold back part of the fire or warmth; what is not held back,
    • The first stage consists in elaborating numbers of symbolic mental
    • have a new field of vision and have our first insight into the World
    • This is the first step to be taken. But that is not all. A further
    • activity. First of all the pictures have been suppressed and now our
    • wakes. This method first creates the organs in that the World of
    • because it demands much renunciation. A man must first practise for a
    • renunciation. First we must work upon ourselves for a long time in
    • truly, what we first see of the World of Reason and of the World of
    • method of Initiation that it takes account first and foremost of the
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    • First of all the organs of spiritual perception would have to be
    • lotus-flowers. Although at first it is not possible to perceive
    • expressed. Then, first of all at the moment of waking, but also when
    • directly follows the first impression are the only kind in everyday
    • Essential as it is first of all to undergo the discipline of sound,
    • not first trained our intellectual thinking in the physical world, and
    • forgotten there is no need to assimilate it first of all. But in
    • That is the first stage of development.
    • the two may be right. The first person was a robust, healthy
    • physical world through training. We must first do relatively simple
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    • may be found at two stages in the process of human evolution. Firstly,
    • ordinary memory is, at first, impaired. Anyone who knows this will not
    • have to distinguish three states of soul-faculties: first, that of the
    • be affirmed that in earlier epochs man already possessed a kind of
    • he had first to develop to the present stage. Before he reaches the
    • illness. There can be physiological confirmation of this.
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    • to the communications of Spiritual Science, although at first they
    • afield. We must remind ourselves first of all how in his daily life
    • first and astral body and Ego can then enter into them.
    • etheric body. The physical and etheric bodies had first to be built up
    • Man had first to evolve in a kind of plant-existence before it was
    • connection between fire (or warmth) and air, and between physical body
    • We must regard this warmth as the first ‘physical’ state.
    • time to this first planetary condition, the fire- or warmth-state of
    • warmth must be acquired. We cannot even imagine our present fire or
    • or fire. With the change in planetary conditions, everything is
    • altered and transformed. Today, fire is burning gas or some other
    • connection with the first planetary incarnation of our Earth, when
    • that it is given to us by grace and that we must first grow into it
    • of breathing really make the impression of children playing with fire.
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    • I would like to say, inner experiences. In the first
    • those processes which have first to be investigated by
    • first task is to indicate the purpose and significance of the
    • embark upon the investigation of spiritual life without first
    • The first is that we achieve real self observation; the second
    • ridiculous to those who think they keep firmly within the
    • something real, for it is a first beginning of the emergence of
    • which make us suited in the first place to exercising
    • because he first experiences one event in the sense world, then
    • but we first acquire a real spiritual observation of the ego
    • knowledge of the ego, and it is the first thing we come to know
    • we discover the spiritual, which gives us our first view of the
    • find a soul-spirit world that in the first instance is
    • this soul- spirit world. The first entities that we find there
    • the animal kingdom. In the soul-spirit world we find first of
    • spirit-soul sphere which in the first instance is of a purely
    • higher spiritual beings than we first meet.
    • the confirmation and revelation of what the science of spirit
    • action. Practical life, too, will be a confirmation and proof
    • will come when the view will be firmly implanted in the human
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    • Hartmann: firstly the science of spirit is
    • I would like first of all to describe one or two
    • from normal soul life. And so I would like first of all to
    • gained the idea through sense perception in the first
    • always overjoyed when they have their first experiences of a
    • What the science of spirit finds in this way is at first
    • first is pictorial, he stands before a real spiritual world, he
    • waking the soul cannot at first be adapted to the
    • dreams in the same direction as the first stages of real
    • the spirit first works upon the soul and then the soul upon the
    • nor anyone else. It appeared at first to be nothing but a
    • feet firmly on the ground —
    • spirit. Today for the first time the science of spirit is
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    • starts, first of all, from the foundation of knowledge and then
    • atoms and molecules on the way. First of all, we become
    • to approach the threshold who had not first been properly
    • who had first been prepared by the leaders of the schools of
    • spiritual eclipse. Therefore the souls of men had first to be
    • for which they had first to acquire the courage to face. The
    • our own work. The first of these is the human faculty of
    • perceive through our developed faculty of memory. And the first
    • this life which reaches back to birth. This is the first
    • though despite this, the first is the right expression
    • now about to mention. But first I must point out that there is
    • unite ourselves with our true spiritual existence for the first
    • create? First of all, they looked with their senses at the
    • perception. Spiritual forms are first perceived in their
    • Science of the Spirit. That is why we held the first course in
    • civilization. For the first of these questions about
    • Dörnach has been built, to be a first
    • the living spirit will lead to the completion of its first new
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    • are to speak, in the first place, of that realm of man's aspiration
    • physical world in the substances of earth, of water, of air, of fire,
    • will discover in the first place that during our present age he has
    • transitory. This conflict arises from the fact that when man first
    • first of these powers is that of thinking. We live in relation with
    • first occult power that has been mentioned stems from a higher
    • have therefore tried in this first lecture to bring home to you that in
    • objective considerations. It is necessary to affirm repeatedly
    • anthroposophical fire that can be kindled in us is only an outcome of the
    • Cosmic Fire which streams forth spiritually from the beginning to the end
    • is this that I wanted to say to you in this first lecture concerning the
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    • as Christ should be able to pass through death, He must first have
    • consciousness will arise again for clairvoyant vision. At first only
    • is what we call wisdom and some may call folly. To stand firm we need
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    • not at first sight appear to be related to the thought and feeling of
    • external trappings of scientific conceptions one can see the first
    • and enter the outer world. At first, he accomplished this by studying
    • firm in his defense of an absolute papacy. With a little insight it
    • already existing in his day. What he wanted was a firm hand that
    • would bring about law and order, though he did want firmness
    • strange. In the first place, Cusanus preaches in the most rousing
    • symbols; but now Nicholas Copernicus boldly and firmly applied them to
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    • starting point of which I have assigned to the first half of the
    • was called spirit in those ages when he was known. This is the first
    • the first place, the spirit lived in him as in one of its many
    • within ourselves is directly experienced and need not be first
    • Indeed, in former times the souls had the inner firmness needed to
    • begins. Once upon a time, in the first phase, the soul experienced
    • regularity. In the first epoch, man beheld god and world, but god in
    • We see how the first phase extends to the Eighth Century B.C. to the
    • third phase now. The first is pneumatological, directed to the spirit
    • significant characteristics, therefore, we trace the first phase
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    • existed in the first centuries of Christianity, as can be
    • mystic of the first Christian centuries, mysticism was something that
    • I place it firmly on the ground. When I lounge around and doze
    • Of the first experience, that of movement, you would say that you
    • so self-evident today — to come into being in the first place.
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    • procedure that cannot be firmly related to human experiences. Hence,
    • natural phenomena is that what has first been mathematically thought
    • Take a concrete example, the first phenomenon that confronts us after
    • standing firmly on it. He thought of himself not just as a being that
    • the essential facts. Newton is pretty much the first to approach the
    • Newton's physics we meet for the first time ideas of nature
    • the first to completely mathematize and separate space from man,
    • one particularly characteristic point. This whole procedure of first
    • concretely, he might well have said: First you kill the whole world
    • it in a personal sphere. Newton at first proceeded from a purely
    • he has first completely divorced from man through his external
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    • firmly pointed out the oddity of these ideas. There is something
    • feeble, this was seen as a first mild degree of dying. Death itself
    • the division of unicellular organisms? He would have said: First I
    • organisms cast off by the first unicellular being were for the moment
    • in and out, so we must, supposedly, think first continuistically for
    • our fatal uncertainty is confirmed and justified. Theories begin to
    • inanimate, the atomistic. When, in the first part of the Nineteenth
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    • us focus first of all on the basic reason why science has developed
    • Galileo's main aim was to determine the distance traveled in the first second
    • Instead, he measured the distance traveled by the stone in the first
    • his own inward experience. This happens first with the inner
    • corporeality, although this space had first been torn out of the body
    • us go back to a scientist of the first Christian centuries, the
    • elements — earth, water, air and fire (we would say warmth.) We
    • between air, water, fire and earth.
    • traveled in the first second. One arrived at a “law of
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    • experienced. Yesterday I referred to the Galen who, in the first
    • in fire. Others looked for it in air. Still others in solid matter,
    • chose fire as the source of all things. Read my book
    • Heraclitus, as a choleric, experienced the inner “fire.”
    • knowledge was handed down and still existed as tradition in the first
    • men of old said: We have four elements, earth, water, air and fire.
    • inner breathing process. Finally, warmth, or fire as it was then
    • of freedom in a theoretical way for the first time.
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    • separated from it in the first place. Instead of the mere movement,
    • I have tried to put a certain end to this talk. The first time was in
    • whereas real being would do so. This was my first effort. My second
    • first, semblance-like, seed of future worlds.
    • a person who first lets all knowledge of the preset, as inaugurated
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    • Heat is first known through sensations of cold, warmth, lukewarm, etc.
    • than the temperature in the first vessel. In addition, you have a
    • of starlight in cosmic space have been confirmed and could now be
    • relativity have received a certain amount of confirmation. But final
    • confirmation could be secured only when sufficient progress had been
    • scientific ideas may simply be confirmed. As you know it is thus with
    • distant form the first they are concentrated and focused so that an
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    • heat expand. Today we will first consider how bodies, the solid bodies
    • to consider. Taking first the original length,
    • following: in the first two terms of (6) you see
    • higher than the first power; in the third term you see the second, and
    • was at this academy that there was observed for the first time how the
    • Academia del Cimento, it was first noticed that there is an apparent
    • with quicksilver it was noticed that it first fell when the tube was
    • heated and after that began to rise. This was first explained in the
    • occupied by the quicksilver becomes greater. It sinks at first, and
    • understood. Thus the concepts of fire or heat or as much of them as
    • we cool it, it first contracts. That goes without saying, as it were.
    • basis of our available concepts. We must first, if we are to be able
    • questions. We must first ask: Whence comes the possibility for
    • can we find a firm standpoint for our consideration of these things.
    • view of things and were at first not able to develop a need for new
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    • Today in order to press toward the goal of the first of these
    • itself so far as heat relations are concerned. I will first describe
    • for superficial observation, and we will consider the matter first in
    • point moves out of his first dimension into the second dimension, or
    • There is, at first considered — note I say at first — an
    • first and into the second dimension and what happens to the
    • when I have the first power and find it not expressible as a line,
    • has at first a similarity with melting and vaporizing. (We will gradually
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    • produce in the first vessel another vapor whose formation you can
    • space and that leads us to proceed from the first power of extension
    • When we observe the first power of the extension, the line, and we
    • That is, we must add a second dimension to the first. The standard of
    • different from that of the first power. We have to proceed in an
    • first power is, so to speak, present in the expansion. Change of
    • first power but as a second power, and the second power as a third.
    • depend on this. Two things are bound together here. First, when we
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    • impress of certain relations involving the being of heat, at first
    • seem to you at first, you will always find this fact when you look at
    • Suppose you learn a poem by heart. You will, as you learn it, first
    • the poem. At first you will always have the tendency, when you recite
    • point where we needed to think not at all, but when we spoke the first
    • first speak only in an empirical fashion. But we can analyze the
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    • We will today first examine a phenomenon that comes in the region
    • is. First we will turn our attention to what is revealed here in these
    • three tubes. In the first one on the right, we have mercury in a
    • vapor to the same point at which it was at first, the mercury column
    • Now we will first melt these three, bringing them into the fluid
    • complete surface parallel to the earth's surface. This is at first an
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    • Now this surprised you considerably at first, did it not? But it
    • first chapter as follows: “Physics is the study of
    • The cure for this situation is that first a certain number of people
    • investigation, we will, for instance, first find in crystallization
    • first come to true physics. For today, physical facts really stand in
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    • We will first of all heat this air
    • We wish first to grasp this phenomenon. Now let us consider how
    • philosophical concepts, states the so-called first law of the
    • first kind is impossible.”
    • “A perpetuum mobile of the first type is an impossibility.”
    • the 19th century. The first person to call attention to
    • of the first type is impossible. Since it is impossible the various
    • “a perpetuum mobile of the first type is impossible” —
    • thing. “There is no perpetuum mobile of the first type.”
    • first part of the process. If I wish to describe the whole process, I
    • If now, I seek to advance further, at first merely through analogy, I
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    • the realm of solids and find a common property at first
    • first. It reflects, so to speak, the first and clearer rainbow. As
    • imagine that we pass through first the fluid and then the solid
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    • support to what we are going to say. First we will make a cylinder of
    • permit the light to pass through. Let us keep this firmly in mind.
    • one body to another in contact with the first. A very superficial
    • would cry out, the first one, then the second, then the third, etc.
    • to say that what you heard from the first urchin was conducted to the
    • man. When the human being first enters physical existence, he must be
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    • to deal with is first to make a spectrum and learn what we can from
    • instrument hanging here. First we wish to show you especially how heat
    • called ether nowadays, the first requisite is to follow the only path
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    • but an image and it is this we must hold firmly in mind. As a matter
    • solids on the surface of the earth. We must first ask the question and
    • situation where you must go first into the infinite on one side and
    • the other side. You have first the awkward problem of going into
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    • We will today first carry out what I had in mind yesterday because it
    • Now let us show our first experiment. When we place a solution of alum
    • yourselves the fact that we have first the realm of heat, then the
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    • Let me first give a general summary of what we have taken under
    • advance. We need first the science that can be given in these schools.
    • schools.” We must live in reality and say, “first it is
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture I: The Three Steps of Anthroposophy
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    • mathematical problem. The point is that at first this organization is
    • simultaneously lost its character of reality. We must first of all
    • to regain its character of reality. This must mark the first of the
    • We must first re-establish a clear cognition and knowledge of the true
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    • Anthroposophical research seeks to attain this in a first stage of
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture III: Methods of Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge or Cognition
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    • systematically and intensively. The first result of meditation in the
    • The first experience which we can win through such an inner labour is
    • intelligible for the first time, for not only all that his senses take
    • first men had. They were in as close a connection with the inwardness
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IV: Exercises of Cognition and Will
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    • strengthened. For at first we attain only to a review of the course of
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture V: Experiences of the Soul in Sleep
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    • At first, in falling asleep, a man finds himself in an inwardly vague,
    • philosophical ideas in the first occurrence in which sense-phenomena
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VI: Transference from the Psycho-Spiritual to the Physical Sense-life in man's Development
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    • further away, as if he was growing out of it. What is at first a
    • first its experience was permeated by spirit, and by God, and that
    • first phases, and only develops into a fainter one by degrees.
    • faced by a revealed spirit-cosmos. The first phase of this experience
    • the growth of the physical organism which man at first experienced
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VIII: The Event of Death and Its Relationship with the Christ
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    • the previous studies, thinking is the first to be seized by the higher
    • consciousness. Without being lost first however, thinking cannot be
    • Such memories are at first lost when image-making begins. The past is
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IX: The Destination of the Ego-Consciousness in Conjunction with the Christ-problem
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    • At the time of the Mystery of Golgotha and during the first Christian
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture X: On Experiencing the Will-Part of the Soul
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    • connection of the will-part to the physical is at first felt to be
    • for the attainment of ‘Intuitive cognition’ we must first
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    • were aware of this starting point of preparation in Europe. The first
    • could affirm with the most convincing clarity, “From the Mysteries
    • during recent centuries — this was first possible for modern science.
    • engines, telegraphy and so on were bound to place human beings firmly
    • first time and will again be different when the final incarnation is
    • we must affirm that that is a sublime art that must be mastered. Even
    • this Being was there in very truth, that the fire was not only outer
    • fire but harbored a spiritual reality. A Being belonging intimately
    • first revealed Himself to Moses in the burning thorn bush and had then
    • first to muster the necessary power, to develop it to the point where this
    • expression — and in the very first years of life changes particularly
    • sees how during the very first weeks and months after birth the child
    • streams. A wonderful spectacle is presented by a child during the first
    • to present even the first chapter of Rosicricianism to you. All I have
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture II: Soul in the World around Us
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    • about the result obtained by the first clairvoyant. If you were to believe
    • time if the would-be investigator has not first been informed that it
    • any domain of the spiritual world without a link having first been made
    • they had not heard of what had already been investigated. First one
    • first soul has discovered in order to have the right to see it themselves.
    • The first kingdom to be
    • torn out the first grey hairs that have appeared on his head but pain
    • kingdoms. Firstly, the realm of the visible forms of minerals, plants
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    • the first kingdom that surrounds us, that of the minerals. What immediately
    • differ from that of the animal? First let us ask how clairvoyant
    • of man's nature and the first.
    • of his constitution. The ego begins first of all to work upon the astral
    • when he assumed earthly form. In his first incarnation on earth he had
    • the etheric body, for the first time as a rule, abandons the physical
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    • with happiness or pain but there are no such experiences during the first
    • first and then the egg; astrally you see the process of the egg going
    • was the first to be discarded, then the etheric corpse, which dissolves
    • path the human being takes with him an extract of his astral body: firstly,
    • first time at death, it is always present. Later on we shall hear about
    • exactitude when he enters the spiritual world. The first impression
    • When in physical life, you say, “I do this,” you affirm that
    • is formed by the light for the light.” The truth of this is confirmed
    • for the first time, he had already created spiritually an archetype
    • time for the reincarnation has come, man surrounds himself first of
    • the human being first lays aside the physical body, then the etheric
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
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    • of existence. Bonds of friendship, of love, and so on, are firmly knit,
    • follow the latter's actions. The soul who is first in Devachan is naturally
    • the first thing that happens to the soul after it has reached maturity
    • There are exceptions, of course, there, too. During the first days after
    • nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first days after conception; what is
    • eighteenth to the twenty-first day after conception, the ego can
    • that from the eighteenth to the twenty-first day after conception onwards
    • ego is the first factor to intervene for the purpose of development.
    • work in the period before birth, are first active through the corresponding
    • this physical maternal sheath. At first, it is only the physical body
    • should first be developed about the time when what flows from the etheric
    • will not believe it either. Facts that confirm the truth of this imagery
    • and twenty-first years should the power of judgment come to maturity.
    • is not until the twenty-first year that the ego is born and only from
    • twenty-first to the twenty-eighth year the development of what is called
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
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    • form. The very first beginning of the human being in the physical world
    • planetary embodiments, the first of which we call Saturn, the second,
    • four elements of earth, water, air, fire or warmth. For a modern physicist
    • of the three “aggressive assemblages,” namely, fire, is
    • considers it a veritable abomination when fire is regarded not merely
    • Old Saturn you would have found no earth, water or air; warmth or fire
    • through the sense of warmth; at first, this was purely warmth of soul,
    • matters. While man was finding on Saturn the sphere where the first
    • than that of men once lived in human bodies. These are the Archai, First
    • thanks. First, the faculty that alone enables an ego-bearer to find
    • At the first stage you
    • Just as between the first and the second plant there is an intermediate
    • Archangels or Fire Spirits — Archangeloi in Christian esotericism.
    • had first to be a brief recapitulation of Saturn, during which the beings
    • now, firstly, come into existence again the earlier structures of the
    • what first takes place on Old Moon is a repitition of the Saturn and
    • remained; part of it went out and surrounded the basic mass. Firstly,
    • Saturn stage of humanity) on Old Moon for the first time.
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    • as Old Moon. We heard that the first embodiment of our planet was that
    • of a fire-breathing dragon. All these happenings have a deep significance.
    • Figures such as the Archangel Michael with the fire-breathing dragon
    • reminiscent of those conditions. The fire breather of Old Moon, the
    • Old Moon proceeded by the following stages: firstly, a kind of preparation;
    • cosmic sleep. This first configuration of the earth was, of course,
    • exposition of this first form of our earth. It speaks of a kind of
    • During the first period
    • that directs the external reality. When the earth first came into existence
    • earth first of all recapitulated the Saturn condition; it was a condition
    • the entry of the ego, the Christ principle, was first achieved.
    • What can be called the concept of race had now, for the first time,
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    • the first half of the Lemurian epoch, man himself did not live actually
    • metallic masses, that the first foundation of the mineral kingdom was
    • upon man. Firstly, a certain enthusiasm, a certain zeal could be kindled
    • of fire above and on the earth. Through his evil lusts and magic will,
    • but at that time fire flashed through the air when men were evil.
    • forces of fire in Lemuria were kindled. Thus, Lemuria perished as the
    • result of the raging fires and the wickedness of a large section of
    • first half of Atlantis the texture of the human body was much softer,
    • example, control fire. The Atlanteans were no longer capable of this.
    • deep secrets lie hidden — the forces of air and water. Fire was
    • seminal forces, causes a release of the forces of fire. When such will
    • described first took place and it is therefore comprehensible that ancient
    • there were two kinds of human beings within the peoples and races. Firstly,
    • or like the first Christians in ancient Rome who gathered together in
    • the consecutive civilizations in the post-Atlantean epoch, the first
    • This became possible for the first time with the culture inaugurated
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    • fire, is He who is here proclaimed.
    • Herewith Christ confirms that the Old Testament had proclaimed in advance,
    • so deeply into matter and was less firmly connected with the physical
    • Madonnas — if the seer contemplates these creations first with
    • spiritual world that the greatness of that creation is first realized. It
    • Golgotha first becomes radiant and clear in the fullest sense.
    • and it was on the earth that the ego was first added — the ego
    • first time by Christ when He appeared on the earth; and with the blood
    • was confirmed that individual must confront individual as human brothers.
    • has first to learn to realize the greatness of this most. mighty cosmic
    • of fire. Where is this fire? When seen by Paul before Damascus it was
    • But whereas man's body becomes frail and infirm, in his real self he
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
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    • Aristotle, the founder of logic, was the first to apply the technique
    • that today are in process of transition or transformation. First and
    • reincarnation such as exists at present can first be spoken of when
    • as it means to you to cut a fingernail. A lion is at first an astral
    • first began to have meaning during the Lemurian epoch and in time will
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    • learn these truths should first make themselves worthy of them. This
    • those who wished to attain to such knowledge had first to be prepared
    • There are two proofs of this — in the first place Goethe
    • himself understood as to such things. In the first part of “Faust,”
    • “Racked by the naked fire's flaming wrath.”
    • there were seven Initiations; there were the following: first the
    • This is the mystery Goethe represented in his Fairy Tale. First of
    • River, we have then attained the first grade of initiation as
    • First, in the holy moments of the noon-day hour, by the
    • the fire of the passion it cannot shine, and remains invisible; that
    • “A man who strives for freedom without having first liberated
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    • In the first part of
    • always pointed out that a man must first undergo Catharsis
    • death. Man must first mature and be purified, before he can enter the
    • Mystic. The Youth too had first to pass through these stages, and he
    • Temple must first be lifted up above the river. They all move towards
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    • nineteenth century. Trees first appeared as symbols of the Christmas
    • In the first Christian centuries, December 25th was by no means
    • who perished when Lemuria was destroyed by fire.
    • peoples of the first three post-Atlantean periods had briefly to
    • the lips of the Indian Rishis. This occurred in the first period of
    • of fire, and man became a duality. With the birth of sexual man out of
    • fire, evil, which had not previously existed, entered the world. Evil
    • Lemurian age and the first part of the Atlantean.
    • evil, the fire worship of the religion of the Parsis appeared, that
    • later at about the time when the first historical documents appeared.
    • and desires, and all evil will be consumed in the fire of love. Manas,
    • he first had to experience the descent of the Trinity to the earth
    • belonged to the first degree of initiation, and were given the
    • momentarily. Our universe is so firmly and harmoniously grounded that
    • was conceived of as the garment of cosmic wisdom. It was at first
    • of light had incarnated in a human being for the first time. In this
    • winter solstice. Wisdom and light first appeared to men externally,
    • can be realized in man. He was the First on earth in Whom the Divine
    • walked on earth in a living shape for the first time. Before this time
    • setting. The Christ as personality is firmly implanted within mankind
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    • stagnation. She is firm. Her tread is measured, rare her exceptions,
    • Thy countenance to me in fire and flame.
    • When giant fir-tree plunges, sweeping down
    • shall restrict our considerations today to those marvelous fire
    • festival of the first order for humanity.
    • Those who are here for the first time should take this into
    • At the time when the human body was first fructified by the
    • received its being through the fact that first the sun, and then the
    • when for the first time the sun shone down upon the earth as it does
    • I shall cite them for you with their Persian names. In the first
    • first place because they represented a direct imprint of the sun
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    • Is it Love? Is it Hate? that twine us with their fire,
    • Mysteries, were first taught what the awakening signifies in the great
    • In the Mysteries there were seven degrees of initiation. First the
    • first centuries of Christianity. His birth festival was, therefore,
    • which the first Christians celebrated in caves, was in memory of the
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • What then do we include in the physical world? First let us be clear
    • real starting-point what we encounter first of all behind our
    • sense-world, as soon as we raise the very first veil which our sense
    • coming immediately next to it. This first super-sensible principle of
    • morally? What does this imply? First of all, looking away from the
    • strikes me: I understand this now for the first time, I can only learn
    • multiplicity that lies behind the physical world, we first find beings
    • characterize what we first of all find there I must refer to something
    • which we first of all find behind the physical-sense world. A second
    • the first class of beings, which have quite a definite form, when
    • which we cannot at first so school our eyes that our vision is
    • warmth, differentiated degrees of warmth. We must first feel this
    • imagination, the first class, as it were, of beings which create and
    • existence; I should like first to give you the dry facts which offer
    • first go to work empirically — that is, I must give an account,
    • first of all, of what we find in the various kingdoms of nature. This
    • in spring-time, just when they put forth the first green shoots —
    • considerations shall be such that we shall first describe simply the
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    • YESTERDAY I tried first of all to point out the way which leads the
    • What we described in the last lecture as the first class of such
    • with what from early times had been called the Element of Fire or
    • can also be called the nature-spirits of Fire, or of Heat. So that, to
    • air, and fire.
    • principles of man's nature, we may say that we have first of all in
    • the nature-spirits. We might say that when we draw aside the first
    • principles of man's nature, which at first we understand as the ego
    • Rotation of Time, he first learns to penetrate into the perceptions of
    • them. First, he should not lose the recollection of any of the events
    • a higher development, which can only be attained if one first of all
    • stands firmly on the ground that one esteems oneself for nothing but
    • making of us we must first bring about; we must not add that to our
    • realizes first of all, is the knowledge: “I live in the planetary
    • are first of all concerned, and to whom we can find the way through a
    • gradual occult development, I must say: — As the first external
    • sense-world. That would be the external Maya. In the first place the
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    • first veil of the external world, we meet there with beings quite
    • man leads. We meet as a first group with those which, when they lead
    • external world. When these beings of which we speak as a first
    • If they are to be observed by occult vision, the occultist must first
    • The first inner experience which one who goes through an occult
    • in meditation. If he first of all says to himself, “In the
    • to the external sense-world. Such thoughts may at first be nothing but
    • which was at first empty, the first glass will have still less water
    • water in the glass which was at first half-full of water. That is a
    • less water left in the glass that was at first half-filled. As the
    • result of the out-pouring, more and more water would be in the first
    • that there is a being guiding us, we have the first form in the ranks
    • he first experiences the working of an Angel-Being in his own being.
    • man can raise himself to begin with to the first beings above him, so
    • first of all the beings of the Third Hierarchy. Occult vision
    • of fire or heat we have still to become acquainted. Thus we see that
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the different kingdoms of nature in the heavenly bodies, we must first
    • first of all finds his own guide, who can give him some idea of those
    • beings in our environment; — at first, only dimly sensing them,
    • development, there is at first a distinction between the consciousness
    • first achievement is learning to remember in ordinary consciousness
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy and their offspring; he can at first
    • everyday consciousness?” If a man has only ascended to the first
    • first stage of clairvoyance is the astral body; at the second stage of
    • we have reached the first stage of clairvoyance, we can still say, in
    • substance which is at first contained in the body of the snail. The
    • of our ascent, first of all gain some idea of all that underlies the
    • lives has in the first place, form. Plants have forms, animals have
    • first train itself as to how man himself becomes, in his outer form,
    • consciousness raises itself to these spirits, it is at first the
    • ascent to the beings of the First Hierarchy, and to those beings which
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    • spiritual beings belonging to the first, the uppermost, rank of the
    • then aware also belong to three categories. The first category we
    • First Hierarchy: — the Spirits of Will or, according to
    • category of the First Hierarchy, if we allow such feelings to work
    • of Will, the lowest category of the First Hierarchy, by saying:
    • feeling, and will, the beings of the second category of the First
    • who form the first and highest category of the First Hierarchy. It
    • wisdom his whole being is permeated as if with inner fire, so that he
    • self-creation, we also encounter in the beings of the First Hierarchy
    • them and cannot be separated from them. The beings of the First
    • beings of the First Hierarchy can be disconnected from them, and yet
    • life. In the First Hierarchy, which consists of the Thrones, Cherubim,
    • world-creation. That which proceeds from the beings of the First
    • Now we may ask: “What then is the actual life of this First
    • Hierarchy?” The actual life of this First Hierarchy is such that
    • experience of the beings of the First Hierarchy, lies in creation, in
    • inner experience of these beings of the First Hierarchy. Creation of
    • are the Group-souls. The beings of the First Hierarchy have likewise
    • of the First Hierarchy. I described them at the beginning of this
    • First Hierarchy detach from themselves the beings governing the
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    • lecture it was said that what our vision first perceives in the
    • different etheric substance which permeates the first; so that there
    • really accurate the matter must in the first place be described as:
    • say, “We know quite well that we are walking on firm, solid
    • walking on solid, firm ground — even then, in reality, you are
    • of massing of etheric substance, the first fundamental principle is
    • occult investigation, were first expounded in the post-Atlantean
    • once more given to us today, was met first in the Zarathustra
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • obliged, first of all, to make the attempt in these studies to learn
    • space, we discover, first of all, heavenly bodies of various kinds.
    • planet. To the normal consciousness all the rest is at first only
    • beings who, in the first place, play their part in the human,
    • first spiritual leaders of mankind, whom we have described as Angels
    • comparison, it is necessary, in the first place, to acquire the right
    • first trouble about the astral body, for we already have that by means
    • exercises a power of attraction — it is, at first, merely a sort
    • first gives our occult vision an idea of the Cherubim. If we further
    • sphere of the Cherubim. We must therefore first know what is the
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    • You can gain an idea of this, at first theoretically — for occult
    • only possible by first looking away from the moon; for the ordinary
    • individual planets. This is the first thing I should like to say about
    • the symbol for something spiritual. But, in the first place, it is
    • first of all characterised by the fact that the group-egos of the
    • then, for the first time, one knows that though they yield a great
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    • raises itself to the first of the super-sensible worlds lying above us,
    • answer, if we first of all ask: What causes the variety of groups in
    • only receive an answer by first answering that other question: Of what
    • they have their headquarters, so to speak, but first send out their
    • draw forth the plants from the earth when they first appear. When you
    • This shows how the objective must first be sought in these matters.
    • to the peoples of the West. The western civilisation first showed that
    • those who have already practiced tolerance. Let them first exercise
    • lies in the first impulses of the Theosophical Movement. When H. P.
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the first place, seek only that part of the mineral kingdom on the
    • life-powers can first be seen if we penetrate to that universal life
    • achieve it in the following way; but we must first of all be clear as
    • that is, perceptible light first streamed towards him perceptibly to
    • Spirits of Will belong to the First Hierarchy (though their offspring
    • same way at the present time as when the first embodiment of our earth
    • If we observe our present-day Saturn, it presents itself in the first
    • first of the successive incarnations of our earth known to us, was
    • occult vision to a fixed star, we first of all encounter the normal
    • spiritual principle was first revealed to humanity in the old Hebrew
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    • achievements, including those of science. To that end we must first
    • First Commandment. I am the eternal divine Whom you experience in
    • and we shall see that, not only in the first part but in a seemingly
    • the first time through Moses.
    • the ego was first given to the Jewish people in the form of the old
    • included with the first half, which concerns God. How he manages to
    • this in the very first Commandment: When you become aware of this ego
    • astral bodies. Thus, the Jewish people, to whom the ego was first
    • first of the Ten Commandments, is connected with the deepest mysteries
    • Above all, the first Commandment says that man must henceforth be able
    • before the people of Moses in the first of the Commandments.
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    • Beatitudes. At first, the spirit self can only weave into man and fill
    • awaken in man. Before the first half of the twentieth century has
    • We study spiritual science so that these faculties, which are at first
    • as the closing of the portals of the spiritual world. After the first
    • thousand years had passed there was the first compensation for it. In
    • Abraham we see the first dawning of a knowledge that enables man to
    • Thus, the divine revelation proceeded in stages. God first appeared to
    • Palestine. What immediately preceded that time is the first to
    • reappear. Consequently, the first thousand years after Christ are
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • penetrates extraordinarily deeply into our souls. First, because the
    • we mention three paths we must briefly describe the first path, which
    • are three paths to Christ: First, the path through the Gospels;
    • The first path, the path through the Gospels, need be only briefly
    • How could it be so? On this point spiritual science is now first able
    • first he will not suppose that the other knows anything of the subject
    • society, and one could say: “Well, let us at first leave the
    • approach the Gospels and say: “Well now, at first we did not
    • The physical body has its especial development in the first seven
    • That the bearer of the Ego first becomes really capable of living in
    • does it mean that the bearer of the Ego first becomes really active in
    • With this fact another may be contrasted, namely that in the first
    • but the organization for the Ego first appears in the 20th or
    • development of our organization goes from the first to the seventh
    • the twenty-first, in the above described way; but our inner
    • have been that, in the first twenty years of life, man would have been
    • approve of it completely. For example, human nature in the first seven
    • Thus there would be in the first seven years a period of imitation,
    • develop for the first time on the Earth for the Ego after the 21st
    • for the first time by anthroposophy. It can be sensed by every man of
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    • or that founder. We find first the Krishna religion, leading back to
    • understandable if we mention first some preliminary conditions. We can
    • Yesterday we pointed out that frailty, infirmity, illness, and death
    • of freedom. All illness, frailty, infirmity, and death are reminders
    • healthy and full of energy. Thus illness, infirmity, and death are not
    • from the uniting of Christ with Jesus of Nazareth. The first thing
    • me — radically, it might be said that, at first glance, what
    • they are on the physical plane. At first glance! Not in the way in
    • first completely ignore all that concerns man in this. Let us consider
    • human being cannot unite himself with Osiris; he must first go through
    • the Christ. Men first learned to love their Karma through the Mystery
    • none of those who have a leading part of the first order to play
    • personality of the first order until one hundred years have passed
    • leader of the first order in relation to that which, as Christian
    • that spiritual fact which is tested by the hearts of men, will first
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    • being first grows through the germinal state into the physical-earthly
    • which is at first hidden, begins to assert itself Out of the physical
    • existence. This is what the child must first learn. Out of what the
    • Let us go back now to the first thing that the child learns: to walk,
    • life a firm tread, how an insecure, wavering step is the outcome of
    • thinking. This capacity, however, man achieved first in the earth
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    • historical epoch, began in the first third of the fifteenth century,
    • time, tending only toward abstraction, we developed first since the
    • evolved to this dead thinking in the first third of the fifteenth
    • freedom. The true feeling of freedom developed for the first time in
    • thinking in the first third of the fifteenth century had been in the
    • is clearly to be seen that the first beginning toward this abstract
    • fourth Post-Christian century there began the first trace becoming
    • their appearance for the first time in the fourth Christian century.
    • first period of Christian evolution as the nature of Christianity:
    • in the first period of Christian evolution who felt very deeply in
    • feeling experienced during the first period in Christian evolution.
    • initiates in the first Christian centuries: that they felt Christ had
    • first centuries who still possessed some knowledge of living thinking
    • consider it at first as a mood — remained, contained alive
    • first centuries of Christianity. Thus it came about, moreover, that
    • human beings who lived during the first centuries of Christianity
    • would it have appeared to persons of the first Christian centuries if
    • If we survey the first period during which Christianity was spreading
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • FIRST of all I want to
    • the former generation and had become old. First they discarded the
    • romantic poets in the first third of the nineteenth century. Think of
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture II
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon existences. But the first earth-epoch was only
    • the first time. Since the fifteenth century the earth has been new.
    • century the earth has become new for the first time. Before then
    • gradual process. In the first centuries of Christendom we find that
    • The Christ Event came during the first third of the fourth
    • first third of which there fell the Christ Event, the old era came to
    • needed today. First of all, the teachers must be awakened, and then
    • be investigated for the first time in the nineteenth century. And so
    • its first form it was experienced with the remains of old inherited
    • first time, in the last third of the nineteenth century it became
    • superficially but in a deeper sense, it is clear that for the first
    • The fundamental question is: How can original, firsthand experience,
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • materialism affirm? It asserts that thinking is a product of the
    • stories; the first runs as follows. I was once at a meeting in the
    • that the perception in Imaginative knowledge, which I put first, is
    • first spiritual and then became more and more material, so that real
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture IV
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • at first assumed to be a “something,” a reality.
    • started from a mature scientific standpoint; this he first met in
    • first period of his spiritual development, consciously facing the
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture V
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • But when the new age dawned, in the first third of the fifteenth
    • anyone during the first centuries of Christianity spoken about proofs
    • someone sitting there in the first row were to stand up and I were to
    • to assert “No, that must first be proved!” What man
    • impulses for today. When in the first third of the fifteenth century
    • first third of the fifteenth century. But if we go back in time and
    • point in the first third of the fifteenth century. Human beings
    • without saying that at first one could only make a beginning. For a
    • the strange fact is that during the first two periods of human life,
    • first two periods of life it comes to the point of dying, and for
    • modern man, since the first third of the fifteenth century, thinking
    • the first time man could grasp what is dead in the way striven for
    • since Galileo and Copernicus. The living had first to die inwardly.
    • experience. If we look at outer Nature, we reach first Imagination,
    • first stage we acquire what, in the other sphere, is not attained
    • living means first to attain vision. What we need to reach the living
    • thinking has made its appearance only since the first third of the
    • language we learn in the first years of childhood gradually becomes
    • the individual. As a first step, individual moral intuitions must be
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture VI
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • cannot, as the first, after the last third of the nineteenth century,
    • its very first breath, or even before, what is being manifested by
    • problematic, up to the first third of the fifteenth century, we find
    • phrases, we must say: That joy and that love which fired human beings
    • face of moral intuitions, who do not experience the fire of love for
    • as love will fire the human hand, the human arm, so that from within
    • first and foremost it must be made evident in the sphere of
    • surely as the child, from its first movement on earth, is a human
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • the first third of the fifteenth century, all man's striving
    • gradually we enter this fire, because if one possesses the faculty of
    • is wanting to teach me something that he has first to read. I should
    • to characterize, not to criticize. The first thing that arose was a
    • breathe may first, before it dies, even if only for a moment,
    • was felt in the first place but far too little that a new young
    • four means to knowledge in the following way. First, there was that
    • was the first means of acquiring knowledge.
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • especially in the West, we are led back to the first third of the
    • These doubts were only faint at first, there was still an
    • first Westerners to feel strong doubts in this direction were those
    • century. We find then something that for the very first time caused
    • previous incarnation had taken place during the first three Christian
    • the first third of the fifteenth century the receiving of thought
    • You need only look at certain scientific books of the first third of
    • works either of Henle or Burdach which absolutely belong to the first
    • but particularly to the first third of the nineteenth century.
    • first to bring with them out of their previous earth-life the tragedy
    • perception, the firmament was done away with by Giordano Bruno: but
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture IX
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • is today when it is the result of effort. Intellectualism has first
    • may at first seem grotesque. But it is not meant to be so. Now let us
    • always so. If we look back before the first third of the fifteenth
    • else was connected with this: that teachers felt that it was first of
    • preceding the fifteenth century. One had first to justify the claim
    • told them what he knew. The first step was to show what one could do,
    • it was a natural demand on the teacher that he should first let the
    • thin air, with the first dawn of intellectualism. Of everything
    • through ability to knowledge which he accepts first as belief;
    • reckoning first upon trust and belief and later upon his own
    • good, the whole teaching must be warmed through and fired by the
    •  Unless we first
    • human being. For, firstly, if one seeks to understand the human
    • out of the intellect. One may choose to adhere firmly and rigidly to
    • generation, when truth first appears in the garb of beauty. In this
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture X
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • time of Socrates. In Socrates he saw the first flicker of pure
    • candle that he lit by holding a burning-glass to catch the first rays
    • sacrificial fire, kindled from Nature herself.
    • the first period of Goethe's life, then the following one, and
    • I only want to ask you first to assume that you are capable of it,
    • only now, for the first time, that you can speak of thinking, as it
    • high up, you begin for the first time to think with the heart. You
    • activity of the will it wrenches itself free first from the breast
    • from that time onwards the force of the ego nature first begins to
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • learning to speak begins to stir and develops the first stage of
    • firmly on the ground. The experience of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's
    • feeling for the whole man as outer physical being as in the first
    • we are now living in the epoch of the consciousness soul. The first
    • confirm it by gaining the strength of will that is acquired in the
    • life. Firstly, because the question is put one-sidedly, one gets a
    • blessing; the second develops from the first. No one learns to bless
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • attain because at first man is not accustomed to them. And in spite
    • first time human ego meets human ego in an intercourse of soul that
    • we to go back to the first epoch after the great Atlantean
    • misunderstand them if we believe that in the first post-Atlantean
    • in the epoch of the first post-Atlantean culture, the Mysteries were
    • revelation of what exists as true reality. For the first
    • such things in speaking about cultural phenomena. Read the first
    • educational method can first be made towards the individual ego-men
    • days. The science of education first arose when man could no longer
  • Title: Lecture: Younger Generation: Lecture XIII
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    • opposition may at first generate enthusiasm, only the will for creation
    • door to this knowledge was firmly barred in the nineteenth century,
    • our own epoch the battle of Michael with the dragon has for the first
    • stand before us; for the first time it has become our essential
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture I: The Power and Mission of Michael
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    • that we stand within a cosmic evolution. First, you know that this
    • We must carefully discriminate between two things. The first is the
    • Yet let me first build a still firmer basis through certain other
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    • today covers up reality, we must first establish this reality. This we
    • organic, the material, must first be broken down, must first be
    • at first come to man only in a kind of unconscious clairvoyance or,
    • evolution? Through this event, Earth evolution first received
    • occupies a unique position in the evolution of humanity. The first
    • first of all, the great error must be corrected which has preceded the
    • first millennium but which can be known in the Gospel of the second;
    • The Word becoming flesh is the first Michael revelation; the flesh
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    • Mankind's evolution was, in the first place, an ascending one; then it
    • with 104 photographs of the first Goetheanum.] When I developed the
    • forms for the capitals, I had to show the first, second, and third
    • delusion, maintained that there are, first, simple beings, as
    • We have thus indicated two things toward which we must strive. First,
    • of fermentation which first, have brought Europe to the brink of the
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    • pupils has remained and has become historical, first, in Greek
    • remember in ordinary life? That which he first has thought.
    • earth life. For we must first have thought about that which we are to
    • real takes place there. This first inner experience, which is still
    • first is our conceptual consciousness in which we live every
    • first does not seem to be permeated by anything.
    • This is the first thing we have to hold fast: atheism is a disease.
  • 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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    • man prevailed also in the times to which the first historical
    • three times. First, Creusa; through this marriage he acquired the
    • Dragon, we have to visualize, first, the Michael Being, and, secondly,
    • three-fold social order they are appealed to for the first time.
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
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    • The first indications of this we find toward the fifth and fourth
    • appears which is closer to our own world conception. There the first
    • Mystery of Golgotha occurred in the first third of this period, and it
    • mankind must first become mature in order to comprehend it. At the
    • asked, when the construction of the first railroad from Fuerth to
  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • Clairvoyant consciousness confirms, step by step, that which has been
    • example, first, because of its every-day character, and secondly,
    • carried out: this is the first demand if we wish to become aware of
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    • into cosmopolitan slogans in the eighteenth and the first half of the
    • the European folk souls. In the first of these lectures you may read
    • motion, the scale-beam descending first on the right side, and then on
    • firm foundation: We live here in this physical world; but we
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    • first two lectures constitute a critical examination of the principles
    • greatest danger begins. The matter is dangerous first, because
    • The first is called the extroverted type, the other the
    • introverted. The first would be the feeling man, the
    • subconsciousnesses: first the individual
    • the personal or individual subconsciousness. This is the first
    • — let us say — a fire demon. Men of earlier periods
    • believed in fire demons, had visions of them, knew about them.
    • conscious; no one explains that there are fire demons, so they
  • Title: Psychoanalysis: Lecture II: Anthroposophy and Psychoanalysis II
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    • another. First of all I wish to call to your attention
    • human being is in connection first with the world of the
    • affirms that he has studied a whole row of my books, I
    • that Dessoir thus strangely reveals himself. I said at first:
    • lecturers, and speaking in the first person. It would be
    • at the same time “Steiner's first book, the
    • to earth. Richard Wagner, born in 1813, took at first no part
    • first period.
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    • is, first of all, the belief that the human being possesses in
    • field affirms nothing less than would be asserted were
    • to be understood that you must first see a whole world before
    • it is well to regard what you first see only as the projection
    • Well, we construct for ourselves this human being. At first it
    • greatest mistake in the Theosophical Society was first made by
    • soul-depths (and every clairvoyant must do this,) we first come
    • [Region of Burning Desire, or of Cleansing Fire; also Purgatory.]
    • the immoral destroys itself as inevitably as fire consumes
    • right feeling, which must first be developed! This is
    • art, if he did not have to bring out upon the canvas, at first
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    • [Region of Burning Desire, or of Cleansing Fire; also Purgatory.]
    • world: the creative physical world. It is first perceived by
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    • a first result we realize the absolute folly of speaking of
    • spiritualized, our inner perception is, first of all, more and
    • say: The ego is more cosmic in the first half, up to the
    • brought about. The ego between death and rebirth goes first
    • That must be understood as follows: Let us proceed first from
    • be first expressed by analogies; yet they are not mere
    • earth-life first, but then continue into other metamorphoses.
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    • least, the last, in the first place. And when, after the present
    • unsuited to make a decision. One first begins to be objective when one
    • period of time is that of the first, complete conquest of the racial
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    • — of Christ Jesus. The attitude to the Gospels in the first
    • are first felt today as four mutually contradictory documents, and
    • Fundamentally, in the first centuries, only those had the Gospels in
    • first when we are in a position to form a complete representation from
    • the second post-Atlantean epoch, and first taught in the so-called
    • large number of people must, as it were, first begin in one.
    • first implanted from out of the spiritual world in that individuality
    • who is designated as Abraham or Abram. He was chosen first to develop
    • He was, as it were, the first of those, in whose soul-powers the old
    • periods of seven years. The first period extends from birth until the
    • twenty-first year the real “I” of man is first born, and
    • is the fate of the entire people. First, the whole people are led
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    • Now you know that the Mark Gospel had in its first lines as its basis
    • understand. One must first bring together those ideas which make it
    • indeed first became earthly man through the Ego and its development.
    • he was first subject to a Fish-initiation.
    • first apostles are fishermen. And we can find obvious what I have said
    • mother gave him birth, the first wonder of Zarathustra showed itself
    • The Mark Gospel already in its first lines places us within the
    • if one but first understands the words in the right sense — not
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    • firm substantial point. On the other hand, a man is present in
    • That firm basis for the admittance of an indisputable truth,
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • could stand firm, was still absolutely possible in the age of
    • added to this inner experience does man come to a really firm
    • Ideal; and in this stream he seeks to find a firm point. St.
    • Augustine sought that firm point. To-day we only want to bring
    • the first stage that the ideas of man tended mostly towards
    • Demonology. The first stage of evolution in the Comte sense is
    • demons and little demons. That was the first stage.
    • they first thought demons, elementary beings, were behind all
    • stream, the Ideal, that thereby he could get a firm point on
    • who, in a purely natural materialistic ordering, seek a firm
    • first abstractly and philosophically for a bridge between the
    • he came at first to all kinds of abstract thoughts in the
    • course of this bridge-building. While he first built on the
    • seen one spirit who seeks a firm starting point in Idealism
    • — A spirit, Auguste Comte, who seeks a firm starting
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    • remained. Then came the time of the first epoch after
    • In the first epoch after the Mystery of Golgotha, that was
    • Third Hierarchy. Thus in the first Christian Centuries it was
    • (Fürst), was the first, because some one had to be first,
    • just as in the Divine Hierarchies also, one had to be first. A
    • structure, was lost. First the Gods, later the metaphysical
    • concept of Truth simply did not exist in the First Christian
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    • in the understanding of saga. First, the sagas live in one or other of
    • way, be taken literally again. Of course, you have first to come to
    • of fire. Because of Zeus's anger Prometheus was chained to the
    • Pandora. She was sent to bring gifts to mankind, first to Epimetheus,
    • In the middle of Lemuria there came about for the first time what we
    • we call ‘the sons of the fire mist’. To-day the fifth root-race is
    • were still in their infancy, in order to teach them the first arts
    • of Gobi and later dispersed over the earth. Their first leader, the
    • first to be guided by an earthly Brother as its Manu. The earlier
    • that of fire. You must be quite clear about this, you must be quite
    • craftsmanship depends upon fire. I think that the engineer will agree
    • with me when I say that without fire nothing of modern engineering
    • would be possible, so that we may say that the discovery of fire was
    • Prometheus saga arose, the term ‘fire’ comprised everything in any way
    • connected with warmth. Fire was also understood to be the cause of
    • lightning. Fire was the comprehensive expression for the causes of all
    • the sign of fire is what is primarily expressed in the Prometheus
    • that was not there before. It is first there in thought and then the
    • First we have what we call the physical. This has an occult connection
    • firstly the physical basis of the human being, secondly his etheric
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    • influence, in the first place to the pupils of the Mysteries, and then
    • dispassionate science of knowledge did not exist. It first emerged at
    • knowledge first dawned in Greece. This intellectual knowledge had been
    • Let us first call to mind the whole of the myth. We are told that
    • First he had to overcome two fire-breathing bulls. Then he had to sow
    • transplanted. He had to experience the transition from the first half
    • come — so were the initiates instructed — to the first
    • acquainted with the first operations of those Beings of whom I have
    • The first periods of purely external physical culture were brought
    • first begins. It had gradually been prepared up to this point; it is
    • first come out of himself, broaden his view, by looking back on the
    • The article here mentioned, which first appeared in the periodical
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    • must first find its place in the great cosmic happenings in the world.
    • fifth. The first sub-race of the present race consists of the Indian
    • race was first given by the Manu in its spiritual form to this
    • Roman peoples, whose first representatives are mainly to be found in
    • Christianity first took root, in Asia Minor, Greece and Rome. But it
    • earth in the moment of becoming physical. It is a firmer hold on the
    • brings death to the ancient folk-soul. First we have the dawn of
    • Thus you have four levels which come one after another. First you have
    • This is the first line of the Nibelungenlied. Rudolf Steiner has
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    • The five sub-races that we know are: first, the sub-race of
    • everything emanates. The priest belongs to the first caste, the
    • Thus the first caste was the priestly one, the second the warrior
    • such a way that in the first sub-race, in all essential matters,
    • has its first beginning in the Greek folk. It is in Greece that we
    • first see worldly kings, and, as the Greek colonies become
    • And from this union sprang Achilles. He is the first initiate of this
    • first time in the middle of the fourth sub-race. For the first time we
    • could Say a lion was good or bad; good and evil first began in the
    • into human nature. By so doing she was the sole cause of the first war
    • Kundalini fire.1 It is a force which to-day still slumbers
    • fire will acquire great influence on what lives in the human heart.
    • The human heart will really have this fire. At first this seems to be
    • Kundalini fire! He will follow the principle of love as his own
    • root-race will become the true sons of the Kundalini fire. They will
    • divine fire; thus is kindled out of inmost depths with holy fervour
    • the next. This fire will live in single individuals; and in those who
    • a spark of this divine fire which is the capacity for brotherliness
    • Kundalini fire. And because it emerges in veiled form as premonition,
    • character. On the plane of illusion the divine fire is the divine
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    • much in the first two lectures will sound unusual and will only be
    • built up mathematically out of simple elements. Much that at first
    • occultist says about the pentagram, we must at first call to mind the
    • only the first germ for the physical body existed on Saturn. He
    • of great importance to do exercises such as the following. At first,
    • Earlier we mentioned that our earth developed gradually. At first, it
    • is still a Saturn in the heavens; in what relation does the first
    • which the firmament progresses is designated as the basic number. If
    • Meaning, the first book of Moses, Genesis. e.Ed]
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    • first book of Moses, Genesis. e.Ed] we must deepen our
    • knowledge of various things. We must at first make clear to ourselves
    • underlay this. Those who indicated the first ideas for these Gothic
    • pictures of the first Atlantean people. How different they were from
    • Atlantean epoch passed over into the post-Atlantean epoch? At first,
    • show themselves to him with firmly marked contours. Actually, they
    • acquired for the first time on the earth. Now we must turn our
    • first incarnation, while it was still Saturn. At that time rocks or
    • conditions. First, there is the solid, called Earth in occultism;
    • Fire. Of course, physicists of today do not accept this, but the
    • occultist knows that Fire can be compared with Earth, Water and Air,
    • that Fire is the first etheric condition, that it is finer than Air.
    • Where you find Fire or Warmth, something is present that is still
    • Warmth or Fire. Man lived within it, his body actually a kind of
    • the Sun. Air was added to Fire and was the densest condition on the
    • present air. The watery condition first arose on the Moon, and all
    • parts had densified sufficiently so that a kind of firm ground like
    • solid, the mineral, was added. The outer sheath became firm;
    • accordingly and gradually all beings became denser and firmer.
    • Gradually, man developed into a being of flesh — at first on
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    • Today we shall first
    • fruitful if we first consider the other numbers.
    • through to a consciousness for the first time on our earth. It is
    • here that a man first becomes a being who knew something of himself
    • first time on our earth. It is here that a man first became a being
    • direction this really takes. First, however let's examine a plant, a
    • about a rose, this thought first arises in the moment you make a
    • took outer form, what at first existed as new creations in his soul,
    • in the first. In the future on Jupiter, they will be able to create
    • the first, second, and third elementary kingdoms. Only when such a
    • study the illness in its development on the first and fifth days
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    • The first seal presents a person clad in white, his feet of
    • will have progressed to the form that existed on Saturn, to fire
    • seen them portrayed in the man with the feet of molten fire and the
    • development, these counter-dimensions first form themselves in a
    • first. Later, it becomes something else. It becomes ever more
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    • trivial example: the watchmaker has first the idea, then he makes the
    • him. Spiritual beings had first those imaginations, inspirations,
    • ancient, holy Rishis, the great teachers of India, during our first
    • taught man in the first epoch of civilisation after Atlantis; and if
    • to humanity in the first epoch after Atlantis. For all that is found
    • the larger part of humanity — books which will only be first
    • After the first ice had been broken in this way, the time came when
    • wisdom which were first revealed by the holy Rishis regarding
    • reborn or not. I will tell thee: Behold the fire, behold the day,
    • is high — those who die at that time, who die in fire, in the
    • die in the sign of the fire by day, with the moon waxing, and during
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    • teaching which came from the holy Rishis, during the first
    • phenomenon of fire. In all explanations of what exists and happens
    • the spiritual investigation of fire. If we want to understand what we
    • may call the Eastern teaching about fire, which was of such
    • elements are called Earth, Water, Air, Fire. But where spiritual
    • was called air. Fire was considered the fourth element. Those of you
    • not see in fire anything that could be compared with either earth,
    • fire something which has in it a still finer substance than air. Just
    • change gradually into the condition of fire — according to
    • spiritual science — and fire is so fine an element that it
    • interpenetrates all other elements. Fire interpenetrates the air and
    • element of fire interpenetrating them all.
    • what we call Earth, Water, Air, and what we call Fire or Warmth. How
    • air, can be realised only in the outer world, but warmth is the first
    • element which can also be felt within oneself. Thus, fire or warmth
    • modern spiritual science agree that warmth or fire is that wherein
    • we may speak of an outer fire which we realise in the other elements,
    • and of an inner psychic fire within our soul.
    • fire as the link between the outer material world on the one side,
    • within his inner being. Fire or warmth was placed in the centre of
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    • not appear at first as earth; it passed through a different
    • first planet to which we look back when speaking of incarnations of
    • The beings, who are the first to be invisible and who stand
    • Archangels, Archangeloi, also spirits of fire. Those who stand still
    • the kingdom of Angels, the Archangels or Spirits of Fire, the Archai
    • earth, as earth, water, air, fire. The three first elements did not
    • exist as yet upon ancient Saturn. Of the four there was only fire, or
    • warmth. In its first metamorphosis our earth's existence began
    • from fire.’ Yes, indeed! As the earth is nothing but
    • out of fire. Herakleitos knew of this truth from the ancient
    • teaching of primeval Saturnian fire was proclaimed in all its purity.
    • voyage through space during the first stage of the Saturn evolution,
    • made this voyage during the very first stages of ancient Saturn. You
    • realised outwardly, to that which we call external warmth, or fire.
    • on ancient Saturn; first they felt themselves inwardly warm,
    • to yourselves thus: At first we have the inner warming process of the
    • globe of Saturn. It is then first possible for the Spirits of
    • forth the first fire bodies. If we may so express it: within that
    • their inner warmth. Out of universal space the first fire bodies were
    • Asuras) were incarnated in these fire bodies. Saturn only consisted
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    • At this point we might say: Behold the Saturn fire, behold that which
    • is always spiritualised anew by that ancient fire, that which is ever
    • withdrawn again as inner soul's fire, as comfortable warmth
    • spiritual hierarchies whom we call Archangels, or Fire Spirits,
    • is the Archangels or Fire Spirits who lived in the outstreaming
    • Yes, but first something must exist, out of which the substance of
    • is the first, principle thing we must put before our minds, that
    • undifferentiated warmth, the fire itself. The spirits of Personality
    • warmth substance, that warmth or fire element?
    • that in the first place the astral body is changed in such a way as
    • in this, that in the first place they are in need of something, they
    • germ. There he had to content himself with receiving the first
    • need of on ancient Saturn: the substance of the warmth-fire.
    • of the fire-warmth streamed together from out [of] the universe, —
    • that help if we think of the Angels who are the first immediately
    • fire substance; and in between, to order and guide all the life on
    • who came to meet them. Just as earlier, the fire elements of the
    • the schools of the first post-Atlantean Initiates, these Cherubim,
    • of that Sun-mist was built the first foundation or germ of what we
    • so on the Sun, out of its smoke and gas was formed the first germ of
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    • view. During the first half of these lectures some things will have
    • In the ancient Moon we have the first heavenly body, which is outside
    • included in such a system, has at first to throw off its planets,
    • of Beings to execute its plan. These Beings must first prepare
    • We actually see, if we do but try to see with the soul, how the first
    • fire-substance of the Thrones. Thus the Thrones appear to us as those
    • which has been first thought out by the Cherubim. This takes place
    • the substance of the primeval original world-fire, into the space,
    • the Thrones poured out of their own Being the primeval fire into that
    • are those of the Second threefold Hierarchy. The First threefold
    • see the first threefold Hierarchy surrounding it, where then are the
    • gradually split off. At first there are rings. These then contract.
    • placing a primeval gas instead of a primeval fire at the outset, one
    • that mass which for us is of primeval fire, so that something begins
    • What then is the task of the first Beings of the second threefold
    • Archangels or Fire Spirits and the Angels. We shall turn our
    • ancient Saturn becomes Sun, is that the primeval fire changes into a
    • called the residue of the primeval fire. The primeval fire is
    • fire and a part of that fire which has condensed to gas or smoke —
    • which really consists of primeval fire and of what is called fire-mist
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    • Fire, and the primeval Beginnings, spirits of Personality.
    • First we have the Angels or Angeloi. They passed through their human
    • Archangeloi or Fire Spirits. These do not occupy themselves with
    • there lives and weaves what we call a fire-spirit or an Archangel; he
    • first thousands of years immediately after the Atlantean catastrophe.
    • be thought out first, the connexion with the whole evolution of
    • for mere physical observation, it coincides at first completely.
    • B.C. the sun in spring rose at the first point of spring in the
    • those Beings, whom we call Archangels or Fire Spirits. And now we
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    • First, we draw the Sun, in accordance with the Copernican system;
    • We know that man, as he first appeared upon earth, and as he has
    • We will draw these schematically to-day, as we have need. First we
    • world; at first he has really only Manas completely developed, the
    • short, all that surrounds us as the water, fire, and air of the
    • varied way in water, air, and fire. But if you want to look for the
    • fire. For instance you could not perceive the physical bodies of
    • only in air and in fire, and you would have to find clairvoyantly,
    • rushing wind and that fire. This is joined neither to his physical,
    • spiritual world. Such a physical Body can live only in fire; only in
    • flames of fire can you recognise the physical body of the Archai.
    • Whenever you see the flashing fire of the lightning you may say to
    • beings of Venus who have their physical body in fire, and those of
    • (occult Mercury) in the fire flames, and the spirits of Mercury
    • makes flames of fire into his servants and winds into his
    • transformation. On the earth man was for the first time imprisoned,
    • long ago. If we return to the first epoch of old Atlantean times, we
    • astronomical Venus first came down to the earth, to these helpless
    • physical body of the first inhabitants of the earth. Thus, we find
    • is not lost, but is preserved in the spiritual world. In the first
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    • feeing of opposition; but if one is firmly grounded in Occultism one
    • unity of the whole will first be revealed in the crown. With each
    • warmth or fire. And now let us imagine that this primeval globe of
    • something more, but we must first be clear, that when we speak of the
    • The Thrones were the first to exercise their activity upon that fire
    • only describe as a kind of neutral universal fire, which is,
    • fire, which is felt as an inner comfortable warmth, from the
    • outwardly perceptible fire. This neutral warmth is really within the
    • back from the neutral fire within. The really perceptible warmth is
    • first formed. When it reaches this point it remains stationary, it
    • only by degrees. It is the densest part of the fire substance, and
    • wisdom taught the following: On ancient Saturn the first foundation
    • of the human physical body was formed. That first foundation was
    • first movements which had been produced were brought to a stop, was
    • from the first stimulation to movement, arose the beginning of the
    • wishes to indicate the region out of which were laid the first
    • (Lion). Man received the first outline of his physical body projected
    • evolution, or new formation, began. What first took place was exactly
    • region occurred the first stimulation into life of the Sun-globe, of
    • the globe had first begun to be inwardly alive at this point, when it
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    • Cosmos, heard for the first time, some things should remain
    • became a separate, visible, planet. Now someone might affirm that
    • of the earth first began in the form of a huge warmth or fire-body,
    • of fire, thus reaching its highest point. It was in this manner that
    • And that self-movement, after it had received the first impulse, is
    • time which I described was that the Saturn development came first,
    • evolution of the earth. When the first Saturn was formed, Saturn was
    • backwards at those first planetary developments of our earth, the
    • development it is not so. Saturn first arises, then, by way of
    • In speaking of Saturn, I spoke of a globe of fire or of a large fiery
    • first Saturn condition, is revolving, the following is gradually
    • first to paint such a belt around it, with red if you like. One would
    • in formation, when all that mighty mass of fire out of which all our
    • existence; during the Sun formation the Archangels or Spirits of Fire
    • first foundations during the very earliest Saturn formation. That
    • the Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim who created the first beginnings
    • are speaking of the first Saturn development — the Saturn globe
    • The Karma of the first half of evolution, fulfills itself in the
    • in such a way that this astral body consists at first partly of Manas
    • further, and rises to higher Beings; we have learnt to know the first
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    • The first observation I have to make is difficult, perhaps even
    • not forget that Goethe, in his first journey to Italy, still saw that
    • The evolution of the individual is naturally the thing to be first
    • Beings formed first Uranus, and then Neptune during the Mars
    • These were not evil at first, one need not consider them as evil
    • those who stand nearest to man, the Angels, who first had it in their
    • certain orders, men first received the possibility of reaching their
    • could the Spirits of Personality, nor could the Spirits of Fire. For,
    • first who had the possibility of becoming evil were the Angels, for
    • We now come to two categories of Beings. First those Angels who fling
    • is first fully developed in men. When man entered the earth, he had
    • into him the highest Being — a Being who was at first united to
    • so the warmth or fire of the blood, which is the remnant of the
    • Saturn fire, is the expression of the Ego in the elements. This Being
    • had to find expression physically in a twofold way; first through
    • fire. It proclaimed itself to Moses through fire in the burning bush
    • not understand the Christ. The Christ did not in the first place act
    • been operative in the contents of its teaching? He who at first did
    • the Spirits of Personality, from the Fire Spirits the Archangels and
    • above, but as a first-born among many.
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    • in the womb of time. And the central point of this faith, its firm
    • stand on this firm support, we base upon it, not a blind belief, but
    • we must take a firm stand; we must be capable of acquiring knowledge
    • firmly rooted in spiritual life, we may become recipients of the
    • firmly on the rock of unquestioning conviction that nothing which is
    • in great matters. We shall say: we stand firmly rooted in our truths
    • we work from one point of time to another in the firm belief that if
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    • places, and only the most essential part is here repeated. The first
    • organs are of a different kind. Thus the first task which the person
    • although this at first lasts only for a short time. This has been
    • etc., we have first imprinted on our astral body. We imprint the
    • the next stage of clairvoyant research. The first stage, by which our
    • first experience, which occurs through the organisation of the astral
    • second personality, which has emerged from the first, is the first
    • fact must be emphasised that this first experience is an experience
    • This is the first great experience man has.
    • exists within the first, gradually becomes capable of really leaving
    • this first personality, of stepping out of it. This experience
    • it is moreover of much greater importance than the first. With it
    • us from an experience that we must first learn to bear. We must first
    • till now that I knew what fire is but that was only an illusion. For
    • what I have called fire up till now, would be like calling the tracks
    • which our senses see as flashing fire bears the same proportion to
    • which passed there. In fire we have only an outer expression. Behind
    • what our eyes see as fire and what we feel as heat is the real
    • fire. Behind what we inhale as air, behind what enters our eyes as
    • spiritual and divine, whose outer garments only we behold in fire, in
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    • adjoining it. The first region hidden behind our ordinary world is
    • world; permanence or continuity of the spiritual world. First we must
    • super-sensible faculties of perception. Man then first learns to know
    • expression of some being is found, as for example, fire or air, the
    • beings whose expression is physical fire, man must ascend to a region
    • fire, for instance, can only be discovered by rising from the
    • good not only for external phenomena such as fire, air, water or
    • scent, or as we say in Spiritual Science, behind fire, air, water and
    • metamorphosis of the first. Everything that a man thinks and feels
    • beings unconsciously, the first gnawing of an uneasy conscience is
    • Indian people in the first Post Atlantean epoch, and it in its turn
    • fire, but to look through it to the spirits of the element of fire.
    • see these astral forms. Just as fire conceals, the spirits of the
    • fire, so does human conscience — the inner voice —
    • confirms what I have just said. In the story of Orestes as related by
    • introduced for the first time. With this is connected the fact that
    • the outer expression of fire hides the spirits of the element of
    • fire.
    • spiritual element exists as it does behind fire, air, water or earth.
    • of Old Sun and Old Moon. The first germ of the physical body of man
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    • being essentially one of warmth, or of fire; on Old Sun this warmth
    • Earth the earth element appeared for the first time. But the
    • application of our concept of fire or warmth directly to the
    • fire of Saturn differed essentially from the fire of our Earth. There
    • Saturn fire, and that is the fire which permeates the blood as
    • composed, and the physical fire of today is a descendant, a later
    • product of the Saturn fire; in its external form as perceived in
    • space, it has appeared for the first time on the Earth. The warmth of
    • the Earth first appeared it had absorbed into itself three preceding
    • result of which that progress came to pass. We have first to consider
    • of the first post-Atlantean epoch may still be given today; what
    • the world, behind fire, air, water and earth, which are their
    • first the Christ light did not ray back from him. Since the point of
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    • impressions etc., or in the phenomena of the elements of fire, air,
    • southern peoples. There was, however, one race who in the first
    • first epochs at all events of the old Atlantean era, was possessed by
    • this thought first arose in Zarathustra, he set himself the task of
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    • in the first epoch after the great Atlantean catastrophe, the ancient
    • long periods of time developed from the first germ of human existence
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, a member of this group, founded his first
    • first to be experienced as the outer, historical Christ. But the
    • is first understood by external occult faculties. And all the
    • descriptions of this first occult Christian school are of a kind that
    • within, of finding the mystical Christ in His Dionysian nature. First
    • Christ, at first a divinity external to the soul, has become a
    • effect upon the other life. This effect will manifest first of all in
    • first to be able to do this. They strove to understand and see the
    • of Lucifer at first only the Rosicrucian initiates were capable of
    • initiate of the Rose Cross. He first prepares Himself by the
    • be warmed by their message, to be permeated by the fire and
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    • flames of fire. We may therefore say that even the air itself has
    • ‘air’; he would have called it ‘fire air,’
    • fire, air, and ether. Only in Greek times do we find a different
    • our understanding, viz. earth, water, air, fire and the other ethers.
    • sense. But what we today call air, to the old Indians was fire, for
    • they still saw the fire in the air — they described what they
    • saw as fire. We no longer see this fire in the air; we only feel it
    • In respect to fire and air, man's vision has been entirely
    • human soul, while Lucifer who at first was within man has become a
    • which in the first post-Atlantean epoch was what we call fire, is at
    • fire, was then seen as air. That which underlies human evolution is
    • then examine the external facts which confirm it. If what is
    • discovered in the spiritual world be true, it is confirmed in the
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    • correct to describe a leaf first from the upper side and then from
    • find them in the first place by turning his gaze to where they went
    • event of the withdrawal of the moon. If at first we look only at
    • first had to remain hidden, and who did not accompany the sun in its
    • beings who had given him inner light, but also and first, those
    • and the inner path both led to the Ego as an unity. In that first
    • would be recapitulated on a higher stage. The first epoch will
    • knowledge of the first post Atlantean epoch as permeated by the
    • characterised the first post-Atlantean epoch though at a lower stage.
    • time attained to the first post-Atlantean wisdom, knowledge and
    • the first period of civilisation of the post Atlantean time among the
    • an ideal; the ideal of the first period of civilisation at a higher
    • very high mountains yonder. The first one represents the first part
    • were the essential means of approach to all the wisdom of the first
    • of Fire Essence.
    • experience the very first activities of his lotus flowers.
    • the two, so that for the first time in Jahve we have a being
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    • unintelligible to persons who encounter them for the first time, for they
    • through the complex conditions of space. In the first place we
    • number seven. In the first place this number seven is only a means of
    • civilisations in post-Atlantean times. The old Indian is the first,
    • ancient times, had of necessity first to contact the inner life of a
    • relationship which was at first represented by brothers and sisters
    • firstborn of many Brethren.’ And the brotherhood relationship
    • seven and twelve should, in the first place, be one which apart from
    • twelve is in the first instance represented to us by the twelve
    • Being who as is natural, at first remains entirely concealed from
    • first centuries after the Christ event, who considers that which was
    • teacher of the first Christian centuries could tell him no more about
    • because the men of the first Christian centuries were pre-eminently
    • old Persian civilisation it was first possible dimly to sense the
    • sense-world. Accordingly in the first post-Christian centuries little
    • spiritual evolution of mankind. The first element will be that which
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    • called the cyclical course of world events. At the time of our first
    • First, I should like to make clear through a comparison
    • first instance theosophy differs from anthroposophy. The latter
    • the firm center of gravity provided by anthroposophy.
    • understanding of anthroposophy's aims, let us first ponder the
    • the product of a long evolution. Its first germinal potentiality came
    • actually designate Sun-organs, as having first appeared during the
    • constituted today it evolved late, but as regards its first germinal
    • pralaya the Earth evolution followed, during which the Sun first
    • sense, we ask what it is that must first engage our interest. It is
    • therefore these that anthroposophy must consider first. Let the study
    • of the human senses then constitute our first chapter. Thereafter we
    • The first sense in question is the one that in spiritual
    • remains unobserved. The sense of life furnishes the first human
    • becomes conscious of his corporeality. That is the first sense, and
    • an interaction with the outer world begins. The first of such
    • first one through which the human being enters into reciprocal
    • first step into matter itself, we have the fifth sense. We enter into
    • first years, exactly like hearing and sight. We cannot alter what a
    • become active, it must first be able to perceive the concept in
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    • research discloses first a peculiar co-operation of the physical and
    • nature. Let us first recall and examine the sense of smell. What is
    • soul, but that its first appearance is in the intellectual soul and
    • both eyes, we have two impressions that in the first instance do not
    • was used in old Hebrew to denote the first human form, but by the
    • Here we have the first hint of the mystery of speech, or
    • rather, of its first elements. What is involved is the activity of
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • There is one more detail to be studied, but first we
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    • old Moon, and the Earth respectively. In its first appearance on
    • first germ of the etheric body was also asymmetrical, with a current
    • a sense stunted, in comparison with the first, the older portion? It
    • contact objects, is the first inner member of the human being that
    • In the first instance we can form a judgment only of
    • the human mind joins in, at first subconsciously, and is at once
    • first in the course of human development? Did man learn first to
    • who first learns to talk and only later to perceive thoughts. Speech
    • perceives. Speech itself is at first mere imitation, and the child
    • imitates long before he has any idea of visualization whatever. First
    • themselves. Men had first to learn to utter sounds and to live in the
    • them. What at first permeated the sounds they uttered was sentience.
    • needed because the larynx had first to be transformed from a soft
    • In order to answer this question we will first consider
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    • itself within the soul. The point is to keep firmly in mind that the
    • first instance two conceptions that we can apply to man's pure soul
    • clearly first, the significance of reasoning within the soul life,
    • when an object is seen, the message of the sense organ is first
    • first example that occurs to us, to be met with everywhere in daily
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    • to this seeming contradiction. First of all, you must pay attention
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • Thou art that lofty purpose, that firm faith
    • that first of all. Think of the everyday life of the soul. In
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    • point of view. In the first lecture an altered version of a youthful
    • them we must first call them up out of the unconscious life of the
    • can contemplate it from two aspects. First, from that of the pure
    • first contradict observations made on the physical plane because the
    • latter must first be properly arranged but, when this is done, the
    • having time to intervene, feelings arise, but not at first reasoning.
    • What about this ego during the first three years of a
    • child's life? At first it receives all impressions unconsciously, so
    • themselves firmly in the ego. Nevertheless, even though this takes
    • an endless void, and at first that is man's view of the future. When
    • hear the first tone, the second, third, and so forth, in order; in a
    • the sixth the subjects of the second, in the seventh, of the first.
    • our ego perception, we have something that must first come into
    • namely, to spread the conviction that we base firmly on the physical
    • to no more than scholastic speculating, it was like a child's first
    • context. The first volume of his work appeared in the spring of 1874
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    • psychology. The first volume of this appeared in 1874, entitled
    • were to follow in rapid succession, but this first volume remained
    • this first volume has been published under the title A
    • In view of the promise contained in the first volume of
    • first volume. Brentano prided himself on proceeding from a purely
    • with the pity of his failure to get on. Only the first book was
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • anthroposophy one stands upon a firm foundation. So the aim is to
    • taken seriously the refutation of the first objection by means of the
    • in the affirmative, it would automatically show that materialism
    • knew for certain to be an error. Let us think an error. At first
    • concentrating without first having sought the frame of mind that has
    • though a superhuman force, leads us first into a super-sensible world
    • the first instance quite certainly not a good force. It can only
    • meet first is the devil, for at first you encounter a world in no
    • We can also say that our first acquaintance with the super-sensible
    • super-sensible world first in the shape of the Luciferic forces, and
    • is the first point, and the second is that if we assume that man, in
    • first element of the super-sensible world accessible to man —
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    • the first stage, second stage, and so forth, up to seven. Now, Huber
    • At first the caterpillar felt shocked, as one might interpret its
    • This shows further that in the first instance we know
    • could first point out that when living in them we by no means feel as
    • which, however, we must first awaken. The day before yesterday we
    • feels an indirect contact with a world that at first also appears to
    • beyond the soul is singular. What does it suggest first of all? Well,
    • — just as ingenious and just as firmly based on abiding
    • closely. How does imagination first of all penetrate consciousness?
    • Well, we found it first on the side of the emotions, but there,
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    • of which, in fact, really calls for elaboration to confirm it. In
    • our own soul and spirit, that we should, so to speak, first of all
    • problems of the first rank, he laments, “What would be the
    • The first thing man has always experienced when arriving
    • still presents at first the rudiments of the external world of the
    • To stand firmly in this imaginative world, to be able to
    • shape. When a man first faces the imaginative world, it is as though
    • but they yield the strongest confirmation of reincarnation.
    • The accuracy of what I have stated is confirmed by
    • the first instance only by confronting the outer world. For if man
    • in the first two thirds of the nineteenth century. In the eighteenth
    • left, and what I said in connection with the first two cycles,
    • far along as we might be after the first three months.
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    • Hast thou thy countenance revealed in fire.
    • The giant firs, in falling, neighbour bough
    • the year? Wonderful Fire Festivals in the northern and central regions
    • is determined by the fact that first the Sun and then, later, the Moon
    • for the first time. The immortal soul has been victorious over the
    • The first stage is attained when a man's ordinary feeling and thinking
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    • Herald the solemn hour; for them first brightens
    • A sea of fire-and what a fire! — hath penned us.
    • Mysteries were first taught of the cosmic significance of this
    • First, the degree of the Ravens who might approach only as far as the
    • a Sun Hero and was conceived as such in the first centuries of
    • Paradise, Seth finds the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge firmly
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • reality, we imagine that the lighted fir-tree shining out to us on
    • first time in Rome in the year A.D. 354. Before then this Festival was
    • during the first three centuries of our era. It was the Festival which
    • 6th of January as the Festival of Christ's birth. For during the first
    • have first to prepare what is to come to pass when the time is
    • before human beings had reached the point of the first physical
    • festival was lost, another affirmation was presented in its place,
    • the affirmation that at the beginning of earth revolution, before the
    • forces of this Child-Soul can give you the firm confidence that you
    • in the state of innocence in which the soul existed before the first
    • and strength. We are led to the first source when we look out into
    • soul will give birth to the firm assurance that the heights are within
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    • the first quarter of the year. Any sexual union outside the period
    • the time of the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Only then,
    • time of the first full moon after the vernal equinox. They experienced
    • was connected with the time of the first full moon after the vernal
    • first to be born in the ‘Holy Night.’ Among the Ingaevones
    • the first to be born in the Holy Night — the Holy Night of every third
    • "Ing was first seen among the East Danes. Later he went towards the
    • Danish peninsula. Hence the rune correctly says: "Ing was first seen
    • said: "Ing was first seen among the East Danes. Later he went towards the
    • destined for greatness is born. It is the child who is the first to be
    • was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria).
    • And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling
    • It was for Him, the first-born among men in whose souls true ego-hood
    • the height he reaches in later life if he had not first developed
    • was the first creature and the creator of the Universe, hence to be
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • forms of knowledge. We will think, first, of the knowledge possessed
    • late as the beginning of the first millennium B.C. (— it was to the
    • who first gave geometry to the world at large. The
    • wisdom remained. In the first centuries of our era, certain Gnostic
  • Title: Lecture: On The Three Magi
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    • desire). Kama is egotistic love. The first bringer of Love free of all
    • the Christ Love. Kama is purified in the fire of the Divine Love.
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    • century, for the first time actually in the year 354, in Rome, that
    • In the course of the first four centuries of Christendom this longing
    • Church Fathers in the first centuries of Christendom as to the manner
    • We turn our eyes first to the manger in Bethelehem, to the Child lying
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ Within Us
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    • named the First. What inwardly befalls individuals, belongs to the
    • ‘feeling of oneself as man’ arose for the first time from what came
    • the first level of esoteric truth, where he witnesses the delineation
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • that means, that what was at first outside, then entered into the soul
    • Now as man in the first Post-Atlantean period had quite different
    • to in the future, had first to be brought to him. The Indian teacher
    • saw, in advance, the first germ of what was to arise in man as
    • Compassion, was first introduced by Buddha, and its vibrations still
    • another journey. On his way from death to a new birth he first passes
    • to reach the true Being of the Individuality of Christ, one must first
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • in the first? Because the ball itself underwent a change before it was
    • present and future in this way, we shall be able to find it confirmed
    • little more carefully than usual, if they wish to find confirmation of
    • plenty of confirmation between birth and death of the existence of a
    • goes into trade in that way, will at first feel pleasure in the
    • first the interest he felt drove out the feelings and sentiments that
    • connection between the experiences a man has in the first half of his
    • confirmation of the law of karma even in the life between birth and
    • clenched its fist in noble anger in the first half of life, will not
    • sufficient merely to affirm that a remedy will have such and such an
    • firm support for all questions connected with that.
    • first of all be quite clear as to the nature of the trouble in a
    • for people are first of all talked into belief of the powers of such
    • taken away. First the power of the inherited tendencies is discovered,
    • first seems powerless. What is not equalised in one life is made good
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • that point in time when the first rudiment of the human ego was
    • first rudiments of the ego were implanted in the human being,’
    • What had to happen then? First of all man had to be shown what the
    • that law, with all he had become. Man could not at first have
    • (16th November, 1908) this is traced out in detail. Therein is first
    • contained in the first three Commandments. The next ones refer to
    • into Kali-Yuga, into the age of darkness. At first man was to be given
    • Thus Moses first put before mankind the Law, but Christ gave them the
    • the physical body. The trouble itself is first in the etheric body;
    • fall to his share. For when he is all afire for the things of earth,
    • first years of our era on earth, in the flesh. In accordance with the
    • wanted if people wish to understand what will take place in the first
    • new relation to Christ in the course of the first half of our century,
    • can be attained during the first half of our century by purely human
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 4: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • prepared long before. We have seen how during the first period
    • whereas the three first names signify the divine inner part. The
    • Thus the three first sentences of the Sermon on the Mount in their
    • The first sentence of the Sermon on the Mount refers to the physical
    • suffering — although he is first aware of it in the astral body
    • attain full consciousness in the spiritual soul where it first becomes
    • It is therefore necessary that those who first understand this
    • Christ-Impulse should stand firm on the basis thereof, quite permeated
    • firm on that foundation, they will then be blessed in a new sense; in
    • this they develop the force of firmness. ‘Blessed are they who
    • humanity; before the first half of our century has elapsed, those
    • and where He can be seen, at first sight, by those in the vanguard,
    • believe, just as firmly as did St. Paul himself! This is the immediate
    • look up, after first having acquired a sense and an understanding for
    • in this look upon it as matter of the first importance whether the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • rather that from the truths which in the first place are truths in
    • separation of the Moon from our Earth. That epoch also saw the first
    • we must in the first place make ourselves acquainted with them and
    • one does not feel firmly fastened into it, identifying oneself
    • These things can at first merely be hinted at, but if you allow them
    • externally. First of all, we see something of which we may say, it
    • during the first half of the 20th century an etheric clairvoyance will
    • first fore-runners during the next 2,500 years, and as it appeared to
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 6: The Birth of Conscience
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    • easy to understand that, in the first place, this subject can never be
    • phenomena of the soul-life, — introduced in the first place as
    • were, point to the very time when conscience was first discovered in
    • of Europe, that they might develop as early as possible a firm centre
    • developed in the consciousness of the Roman citizen, who stood firmly
    • firmly on his feet — already conscious of his ego. All this is
    • firm faith in the ego would follow, now that the outer had
    • psychic and spiritual form in the East, — for thus we first see
    • they first made themselves felt in the development of mankind. What
    • was the result of the Ego-consciousness being firmly established in
    • Therefore it throws its first rays like a rosy dawn, towards Greece
    • developed. We first meet with the word conscience, — conscientia
    • only find the first sporadic hints of it in Euripides, we find the
    • In this way we can trace the first rise of conscience among the
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    • We have repeatedly laid stress on the fact that the first thing for us
    • document, but first of all to enquire: What is revealed to clairvoyant
    • is wide of the mark in this first movement, and the Theosophical
    • given at first. If we inwardly feel these facts, they are as it were a
    • of our comrade H. C. Olcott, the first President of the Theosophical
    • that those who study various religions confirm what has come from the
    • the first state of the Theosophical movement comes strangely into line
    • more thoughtful, they will have an inner picture of the deed. At first
    • soon as they have done something the picture will be there; at first
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    • spiritual world. The first condition necessary for ascending into the
    • visions presents at first only a reflection of ourselves. When a man
    • first, one sees the effects of moral principles, in the second, the
    • first phase after death the moral disposition of soul was the
    • progressed mankind continually received new powers. During the first
    • ego, does he encounter a firm point of reference. I need only mention
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    • after death one meets a person one has known, one will at first
    • consider the following, which upon first hearing might be quite
    • the order of cosmic creation: Saturn, Sun and Moon, but first comes
    • reincarnation. In the first phase of his life after death he takes
    • being, but during the first stage of life after death we do not
    • is confirmed in its deeper significance by occultism. Those who have
    • analogy also contains an error. Suppose we referred to the first
    • confirmation, but an indication regarding these facts. On earth
    • confirmation of them everywhere.
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    • What is human consciousness? In the first place, we can say that in
    • is kindled for the first time during childhood. Now let us ask “How
    • into the planetary spheres. First of all, he expands as far as the
    • spiritual worlds he expands into the planetary system, first into the
    • refuted or confirmed by disputation or logic. It is put to the test
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    • order. At first he led a worldly, dissolute life. Then one day he was
    • soul. Firstly, love for the spiritual world, which leads to an active
    • necessary. In the first sphere we need moral inclination and in the
    • Being to the world. It was clearly understood for the first time
    • beings approach us. Again something remarkable occurs, confirmed by
    • in from the cosmos. First we have sensed it, then we have heard it as
    • it, but a true understanding must be created first through a
    • we see that the human being after death first lives in a world of
    • process. First you live on as a cloud that is not sufficiently
    • occult investigation has confirmed that the opposite is true. The one
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    • In the first period after death we perceive a soul through the image.
    • In the first period of kamaloca the soul is clothed, as in a cloud,
    • by its Imaginations. At first the cloud is dark. When some time has
    • system, though first into what the occultist calls the Mercury
    • cosmic twilight. Now for the first time the powers of the whole
    • confirmed by occultism. Both are the same — the starry heavens
    • that men are like the Gods is an absolute confirmation of this.
    • intelligible for the first time when these things are studied with
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    • During the first period after death man still bears the shells of
    • Suppose we come across a person who died before us. At first we feel
    • experience of the relation, forces are formed in our soul, at first
    • altered. Therefore, during the first period after death, for the
    • we are constantly going through life with firmly closed eyes? This is
    • Let us first consider the intellectual forces. How do they assist us
    • firmament after death is filled with what we truly are in heart and
    • behold the firmament of the heavens. Thus we have a firmament between
    • great cosmic panorama, a cosmic firmament between death and a new
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    • also the first occasion on which we have gathered in this room. Let
    • this can be so after the first five years of our work here in Bern
    • suffering during the period of kamaloca because during the first
    • the gift of language on humanity by means of fire. A great fire was
    • having men listen to the peculiarities of the sounds of the fire. So
    • were allowed to listen to how the fire was burning, and as they heard
    • preferred by the Estonians came first when the fire was still burning
    • quite strongly. When the fire was reaching its end the Germans had
    • Germans. In the feebly crackling fire one heard, “Deitsch,
    • “Lappen latchen” (Lapp, lash). By that time the fire was
    • which is quite characteristic. At first, I resisted it because it was
    • allegorical figures. These figures are well known, but at a first
    • Let us first deal with this wonderful statue, “Night.” It
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    • be developed after death unless one has first acquired it here on
    • spite of the first? One all too readily imagines that the findings of
    • birth. The first instrument on which man plays is his own organism,
    • The moment to which we look back as the first occasion on which we
    • Mystery of Golgotha took place, humanity received the first
    • may take fire and be carried forward out of true anthroposophical
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    • person in the spiritual world unless we have first met him on earth.
    • the mission of the earth unless we have first contacted them by way
    • spiritual science with the dead and, as the seer will confirm, the
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    • during the first stages after death, an individual looks back in
    • birth, first has to be fashioned in its finer aspects. This is made
    • Supersensible perception confirms that the human soul can journey
    • In such a way the possibility arises for such souls to be fired with
    • souls follow a particular pattern. First, an existence during which
    • following instance. In the spring, the first issue of the
    • our task to fire people's enthusiasm.
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    • The first period after a man's death is filled with experiences
    • from, growing away from, his last earthly life, and during the first
    • of deprivation is present during the first period after death. This
    • First it must be emphasized that as the person expands into other
    • being the record of an imperfection we ourselves first inscribed into
    • the man himself has first inscribed into these spheres.
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    • confirmed, that is, the need to give something to the hearts and
    • spiritual world. This requires preparation. He first must possess a
    • Christ life is such that one must first establish a connection with
    • not first gained a connection from Him on earth.
    • developed brain. He first must form it in accordance with the
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    • The first period after death is such that we can only establish a
    • For the first phases after death our world consists of the
    • the following. Firstly, we lost the possibility of having
    • the Christ is the only god who has gone through death and hence first
    • at the mid-point between death and rebirth. In fact, the first thing
    • ancestors one first has oneself instilled into them.
    • First the time and place of birth are determined; then the ancestry
    • shape it. First everything is woven into the astral body. The shape
    • In conclusion, during life after death one first has to overcome the
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    • the connection between Man and the Cosmos. I will first indicate what
    • I tried to rearrange the book quite thoroughly, first by prefacing it with an
    • know it really appeared first in a certain specific period. One might
    • say that it first appeared in the sixth or eighth century B.C. Before
    • triangle, the lion, or something else. At first it seems hopeless to
    • first make it all quite easy; we draw a triangle and have done with
    • not come to it. Thus their first ideas of things-in-themselves come
    • By discussing first the nature of general concepts, and then the
    • second stream would behave just as the first stream does if it were
    • the first stream into a waterfall. The gravitational force acts also
    • stream this is not at all obvious, whereas in the first stream every
    • below it.” Here is a noteworthy distinction. The first man
    • first third.” That is what is called “pragmatic history”,
    • do in the most varied domains of life; and that it is first of all
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    • first sketched, but there was another one who knew how to set about
    • his view; the first man contradicts his opponent with just as
    • arise in the world not, in the first place, because one person or
    • ways: first as a man does in the course of his life through the
    • that lead to a conception of the world must recognise that the first
    • has been devoted to the subject, and it holds good in the first place
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    • world-outlooks. You will best understand this if I first of all show
    • which arise in this manner, can appear in one of three ways. First,
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    • of 60 degrees from the first line, where Mysticism stood in the sign
    • face. That is, you must first prepare the material so that it can
    • “lion”, your thinking activity first sets in motion
    • mirror-pictures; what you first have to prepare so that the right
    • soul-spiritual element has to be there first. Then, through its
    • that when he wants to think something or other, he has first not
    • one always has, first, the task of carrying through the activity
    • first time we know how human thinking-activity is carried out. First,
    • thought. Thus we have to distinguish two phases: first the work on
    • must first be there; then, the soul-spiritual activity can make
    • engravings. The main substance and form of the brain must first be
    • the first place capable of becoming a mystical Idealist. Then his
    • for us the reflecting-apparatus which we first work up for our
    • appears in Idealism.” Imagine this first as the preparatory
    • first period of the incarnation he was then living through as Fichte)
    • that physiology had first to lose all understanding. Hence it is a
    • One first learns to recognize what thought is in the cosmos when one
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    • the connection between Man and the Cosmos. I will first indicate what
    • I tried to rearrange the book quite thoroughly, first by prefacing it with an
    • know it really appeared first in a certain specific period. One might
    • say that it first appeared in the sixth or eighth century B.C. Before
    • triangle, the lion, or something else. At first it seems hopeless to
    • first make it all quite easy; we draw a triangle and have done with
    • not come to it. Thus their first ideas of things-in-themselves come
    • By discussing first the nature of general concepts, and then the
    • second stream would behave just as the first stream does if it were
    • the first stream into a waterfall. The gravitational force acts also
    • stream this is not at all obvious, whereas in the first stream every
    • below it.” Here is a noteworthy distinction. The first man
    • first third.” That is what is called “pragmatic history”,
    • do in the most varied domains of life; and that it is first of all
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    • first sketched, but there was another one who knew how to set about
    • his view; the first man contradicts his opponent with just as
    • arise in the world not, in the first place, because one person or
    • ways: first as a man does in the course of his life through the
    • that lead to a conception of the world must recognise that the first
    • has been devoted to the subject, and it holds good in the first place
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    • world-outlooks. You will best understand this if I first of all show
    • which arise in this manner, can appear in one of three ways. First,
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    • of 60 degrees from the first line, where Mysticism stood in the sign
    • face. That is, you must first prepare the material so that it can
    • “lion”, your thinking activity first sets in motion
    • mirror-pictures; what you first have to prepare so that the right
    • soul-spiritual element has to be there first. Then, through its
    • that when he wants to think something or other, he has first not
    • one always has, first, the task of carrying through the activity
    • first time we know how human thinking-activity is carried out. First,
    • thought. Thus we have to distinguish two phases: first the work on
    • must first be there; then, the soul-spiritual activity can make
    • engravings. The main substance and form of the brain must first be
    • the first place capable of becoming a mystical Idealist. Then his
    • for us the reflecting-apparatus which we first work up for our
    • appears in Idealism.” Imagine this first as the preparatory
    • first period of the incarnation he was then living through as Fichte)
    • that physiology had first to lose all understanding. Hence it is a
    • One first learns to recognize what thought is in the cosmos when one
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Suffering
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    • can itself be first cause, so that what proceeds from it represents a
    • nature, is to spiritual research nothing but the first member of the
    • first. It has produced the physical body and likewise the etheric
    • must be reflected inwardly. Only then can we speak of the first
    • first element of consciousness? When in further investigation of the
    • substance, then consciousness arises. And as in the first place
    • consciousness arise. Consciousness first arises when these outer
    • therefore that first glimmers there in the substance? In what does
    • these three there appears for the first time the higher, new-born
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    • Myth of Ormuzd and Ahriman. Occult science is the first to show how
    • intellect and the five senses. Meditation in the first place leads
    • peculiar it seems at first, Love appears to begin with as sex-love
    • bridge between wisdom and love. Thus does wisdom first mingle with
    • means that human beings saw themselves for the first time; previously
    • bring the good to unfoldment. A good must first be broken on the rock
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    • the four members — first the outwardly visible physical body,
    • support man and give him a form sufficiently firm to move about
    • organs are built from. They are built by the first principle. On the
    • physically has the task of forming firm supports. What is expressed
    • wood and that you set it on fire; were the wood not constituted
    • confirmed by logical argument; it is something to make human beings
    • in a really living way. However firmly people today believe they are
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    • established from Central Asia. The first was the creation of
    • During the second post Atlantic culture, the Persian, the first
    • Christ appeared before them. For the first time something could
    • What now — in contrast to the first four cultural epochs
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    • karma in the different spheres of life. We must now first seek for the
    • manifestations of karma where we first meet with them — in
    • caused.’ Let us try in the first place, by mere observation of
    • experiences into which the young man has been driven will at first
    • borne fruit. Then, however, came the change which at first interested
    • Supposing we have brought up a child during the first seven years of
    • must first discover. What matter the rules by which I myself feel
    • must try first to develop tendencies latent in him and draw them out,
    • child in the first seven years of its life. If we now look at the
    • first years of its life. Observation of life reveals to us that the
    • death. In this period between birth and death we must first form the
    • in the first place we have a consciousness which extends over the time
    • way as the ordinary consciousness. We have, therefore, shown first of
    • our minerals first took on their present forms. But because the
    • had done this, they could only develop on a planet which had a firm
    • confirmed by Natural Science. In Paris, in 1906, I drew attention to
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    • that this important impulse in human evolution was first exercised in
    • beaver; and that he has first, with much pains, to acquire what these
    • first to learn everything which concerns the outer world. This is
    • first the separation of the Sun and then that of the Moon.
    • the Sun had first to go out and then after a time the Moon?’
    • three parts had first to be brought into a particular equilibrium, so
    • This could only take place through this threefold process: First, the
    • stage higher, to form a second kingdom and come forward as the first
    • first to go out. The possibility of this human organisation we owe
    • During the Earth evolution there came for the first time something we
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    • questions that are to occupy us, we must first realise that the cause
    • superstitious than to say as in the first case that the presence of
    • be found most easily by first considering how far the idea of disease
    • researches of Spiritual Science confirm that this is the true state of
    • confirms the following general conclusion: In the constituent parts of
    • first to heal itself and then the corresponding member in the physical
    • death. First of all we observe this great difference between the
    • up to the moment when a person can first remember, a great number of
    • consecutive incarnations: superficiality and fickleness in the first
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    • content of their conception they repeatedly affirmed that there must
    • principle, and so it came about that in his first incarnation on earth
    • one method or another, if it were first decided whether a luciferic or
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • remedy must exist upon earth. And it was firmly believed that by the
    • we first begin to remember our experiences; and our attention was
    • upon in the course of these lectures. First of all we must deal with
    • teacher of Theology in the first Wittenberg period. The fact that I
    • From what has been said we shall first of all conclude that perhaps
    • from the following aspect. First of all we shall have to try and
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • above illusion, we find that much of what we at first believe to have
    • That this is so can be confirmed from the reports of those mystics who
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • first succumbed to that of Lucifer. Through the luciferic influence
    • was formerly. For this reason it is essential first to ensure that
    • silence. He who has not first experienced the absolute silence and
    • questionable, and must in any case first be checked by the methods
    • morality which burns him like the most dreadful of fires. And there is
    • even although man cannot at first see it — because there is a
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • a downward grade, beget evil. We at first descend in order to develop
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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    • man; it has been made more material. A more rigid brain is first and
    • must first be thawed. Therefore a man will be inclined to absorb less
    • Lemurian period. It was then that the luciferic influence first acted
    • first cause of our failure to remember the events preceding our
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • A person will at first judge ‘matter’ according to what
    • first made fluidic and then turned into steam — into the final
    • Spiritual Science, will first of all ask: To what extent are love and
    • woven into love. In that way man first, in the course of his
    • only for what appeals at first sight, but the deeper we go into what
    • the balance inclining first to one side and then swinging back to the
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • Now various questions may arise in this connection, and the first one
    • the first place from the Greek point of view — represent
    • karma of man?’ Let us first of all consider what one might call
    • evolution one can in the first place clearly distinguish two currents.
    • we look back to the first civilisation of the Post-Atlantean age, and
    • productions. But that which the Indian culture first gained flowed
    • people, not by a people already grown old. The Indians had first to be
    • which are only beginning to change in our own day. For the first
    • So we must observe two things: first, something which must spring up
    • fire for the continuous progress of human development would be
    • only by means of knowledge. Firstly, through self-knowledge, we make
    • There will be people — at first only a few, for only in the
    • evolve in larger numbers, and these first forerunners will be born
    • before the end of the first half of the twentieth century — who
    • them a picture which arises from the act in question. At first, they
    • ahrimanic powers in the first half of the evolution sacrificed
    • knowledge. Then, however, this knowledge must — first of all in
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • consider in this lecture cycle. First of all, I would like to call to
    • Scene Nine is first of all directed to that
    • which indeed must first appear between death and a new birth, it is
    • One must first have experienced the feeling of one's own self moving
    • they have first fled away, until this soul mood has become a truth:
    • What at first was only an abstract soul force now steps before the
    • precisely the place where Ahriman has people most firmly by the
    • to the external intellectual life that has taken firm hold of every
    • quietly at first,
    • I've heard them often; for the first time now
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • with the inner eye, for it is only natural that at first everything
    • Ahriman, however, can overstep his bounds. In the first
    • upon its remaining in the sense world. First of all, if a person has
    • the human being develops in himself first and foremost an
    • really stands firmly in it and observes its laws, it is the same for
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • to the first world that the soul of a human being enters on becoming
    • may be quite the opposite of the firmly imprinted form of the
    • First of all then, we have to take note that the
    • ones. These imprint themselves as soul dispositions in firmness of
    • character and inner resolute calm. Inner courage and firmness of
    • becomes inner firmness; we can call it an elementary backbone. Both
    • aiming for moral firmness — but this no conscientious
    • these powers only by ascending into the spiritual world with firmly
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • first and still another parallel to the second; then come two
    • vertical lines, the second shorter than the first and connected at
    • all this when you open a book and look at the first thing that stands
    • first of all rather obvious; then, too, they can be very intelligent
    • In his first chapters the author shows that he wants to understand these
    • himself firmly upright in his soul to withstand thoughts that are
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • he met first his good friend Felix, whom he had gradually grown fond
    • same vision. First, they saw a powerful figure of light, which seemed
    • images of the story, for this was the first time Felicia had told
    • more and more complicated. At first Dame Felicia listened, clasping
    • different things: First, consider human thinking, human concepts, the
    • Benedictus expected from him. At the time when he had first heard the
    • number of such buildings, it did not at first affect him. In fact, he
    • Benedictus, who brought up other things, at first fairly simple ones,
    • thinking, mental images, or ideas. First of all you have mental
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • be perceived in the sense world. First, we have to strengthen the
    • physical world; we will speak first of the realm of art. In this we
    • at the side of the first self of Johannes Thomasius, summoning forth his
    • consciousness. There is nothing there at first that will provide new
    • endured this experience, then for the first time the human being will
    • has at first no content — just as a single dot has none, but
    • first to make its appearance is what lives in our memory. This is
    • is my past.” At first, without really knowing it, we ourselves
    • what our own past discusses with the living spiritual being. At first
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • crossing the threshold in its ascent, first passes through the
    • following way. At first we have a human being living in the physical
    • the objective world. In the course of these first two plays, Johannes
    • first stage of actual initiation — that Lucifer gains the
    • objective spiritual world. His work impels him at first to a more
    • spiritual world for the first time. This means that he is able to
    • At first Ahriman digs out the double. But there is more in Johannes's
    • deviates considerably from the normal. First of all, his double
    • another. That is what happens to Johannes Thomasius: first the Other
    • particular way he has developed. The first is with the Other Philia,
    • between birth and death stays firmly present in the soul between
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    • These lectures, given just after the first performance of The Souls'
    • ours. And in consideration of this, two things are essential: first,
    • one of our first lectures here as “the love for another
    • etheric body, we are at first within the astral body; in the astral
    • world. At first one stands, in a sense, in the very center of one's
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    • to create first of all a kind of foundation or basis, on which to
    • because we have to get behind their simplicity. We must first
    • the Flood. We passed through, as the first great post-Atlantean
    • presents itself to us in an unusual way. In the first place, we need
    • coarse opinion, so that at first he had no right appreciation of the
    • But because we have kept firmly in mind the Western view of life and
    • first directed its attention to the contemplation of the single
    • person. But this person had died and now first approaches him in the
    • nonsense. They are firmly convinced that a human will can never have
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    • first tells us to direct our attention to one particular picture, to
    • have called the limitless world of visions. Here we must in the first
    • thus simply surrenders himself to this visionary world. In the first
    • is no further advanced than the first, that his visions about the
    • memories and have forgotten what they related the first time. They
    • be taken as a principle that this visionary world is in the first
    • world, with these visions and inspirations? Here we must first of all
    • the whole meaning of life and realise that that, which at first is
    • not owing to us. At first we keep them apart. Their coming together
    • in which it is stated that first
    • existence. This Divine consciousness first forms copies of itself. In
    • content, so that in the first place the copies exist as a
    • same content as itself. But these beings must first fulfil the law,
    • regards the earthly period. On Saturn this activity created the first
    • outward direction; on the Sun it created the first beginnings of the
    • earth and that, which, through the Mystery of Golgotha, first united
    • first to develop apart from one another. Thus we see that it is
    • made the remarkable statement which at first may astound people: “I
    • ourselves and first of all we must kill out every tendency to
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    • working in the development of our own age. First, however, I must
    • find far more to interest him than he will in the first chapter.
    • attention to this chapter than the first, which can only provide
    • fourth post-Atlantean epoch, than to the first, the Greek stream.
    • to learn Greek first rather than the customary Latin because in his
    • history of Rome. It is the content of the first chapter that
    • persons and criminals and made them his first Roman citizens. They
    • In the first era of its conquests Rome took over Greece. Then we see
    • the first time, the Republic was developing into an empire, and Greek
    • imaginations, Rome formed a definite concept that first came to life
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    • another side that Ahriman's intention was hindered. It was, at first,
    • prevented by something that, at first sight, might be regarded as a
    • bodily forces — must be active. First, a clear perception of the
    • not only gave the first impulse for perceptions free of any visions
    • more or less instinctive, is nevertheless the first impulse to a free
    • strongly at first, but will continue to work in our time and on into
    • will first consider these phenomena in a purely historical way in
    • Let us take first a phenomenon in which we all necessarily feel the
    • that lie near at hand. We have first of all a modern instance in
    • from the times of the first beginnings of the earth to its final end,
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    • are largely lacking. They must first be acquired through spiritual
    • on volcanic ground; you only have to set fire to some paper to have
    • paper. Why is all this so? In the first place, because the ahrimanic
    • fifth post-Atlantean culture has been saved from the first attacks.
    • candidate after the first murder, but further and higher secrets were
    • future. Thus, out of this first impulse, the picture of each human
    • especially like to inscribe into your souls today. The first is: A man
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    • or written page and say that we can see first a stroke upwards to the
    • history, inasmuch as they first show themselves to us in forms that we
    • character of the present, that it completed the first small segment of
    • but a first stage reached its conclusion in the middle of the
    • have the least idea how deeply and firmly they themselves are still
    • them after they had undergone a certain severe moral test. First came
    • years ago as an important personality when his first book on European
    • Chinese civilization but rather the first part of his statement. It
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    • in a kind of fire going out from the eye to the objects. Plato,
    • attacks begin actually to operate first during the fourth or fifth
    • delusions. Later on it was possible to coarsen what was at first
    • under a soil that emits smoke if one sets fire to paper above it. This
    • men were directed primarily to two problems. First, the problem of
    • activity down to the very tilling of the soil. The first of these
    • men first felt as an impetus of the good, they perceived a vista of
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    • post-Atlantean epoch were first laid down in germ, back before the
    • earliest impulses were given. We learned about these first impulses of
    • among much that originated soon after the Crusaders won their first
    • Golgotha. Its first important home was close to the place where
    • superiors usual at that time, the first Knights Templar pledged
    • were not to flee but were to stand firm. In each moment of their lives
    • knights had accomplished for Jerusalem stood first, and then what
    • sacrificial service. At first in the Crusades, then in the spiritual
    • Chimera). In the very first canto of the third section of
    • Mosen speaks as he sends his Ahasver toward this region in the first
    • There the Great Spirit in a first embrace
    • Held the poor spouse, and from their ardent fire
    • When thus the first creation came to naught,
    • the first time in the eighties of the last century, I faced the
    • the Temple and the Beautiful Lily, who appears at first as without
    • short time ago how the first elementary scientific foundation for the
    • still but little understood; he must first become familiar in the
    • other works on Goethe. It is filled, however, from the first to the
    • I read to you some time ago to confirm the fact that this mystery,
    • as it would take too long, but one's eye is first turned to a part of
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    • VIII reigned from 1509 to 1547, and that he had six wives. The first,
    • Now, taken purely historically, the divorce of the first, Catharine of
    • events to see this. The first was that Henry VIII, the Defender of the
    • Let us first consider the fact that a religious body was created in
    • English spiritual culture became ever stronger, first in the West and
    • Founded in 1119, the Knights Templar were first active in the
    • that souls were carried up into the spiritual world having first
    • living. These causes, and many others, would first have to be
    • something fundamental. The first to speak of it, Julius Robert Mayer,
    • about when the earth turns back again toward the other side. The first
    • The first time, the human being moves up with the earth above the
    • the man say who knows this and who also possesses the means to confirm
    • yet time today; mankind must first have knowledge and know in
    • the past centuries. This mystery must first be grasped on its depths;
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    • the future, by the science of the spiritual worlds. First, above all
    • knowledge which, in the first place, aimed at directing the study of
    • was a path leading from above downwards. First, these Mystery leaders
    • souls they had received the first germ of intelligence, of reason.
    • clairvoyance impregnated with reason. These were the first Aryans, of
    • opposition there arose the first distinction into Caste, external,
    • particular with the Mysteries of Egypt. I called the first stream
    • Europe, and then, just as the first stream went through the life of
    • these have been received by us from outside — the first after it
    • of evolving. What people first had to say about the Mystery of
    • North or of the Earth. Now this stream which developed first as
    • first revealing itself as the Mysteries of the Heavens and of the
    • first time in the much-confused nineteenth century how men attempted
    • We see two things here. First, the moral degradation of a man who
    • themselves to go to the origin of what is affirmed.
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    • indicated, the indication refers to two different things: first, to
    • first, Ahriman's the second, and in the centre, between the two, is
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    • accept such knowledge, which at first can only be given out by few who
    • first, most primitive demands relative to the acceptance of the
    • In the first place, that which belongs to the Mystery of the Will of
    • It was through Luciferic wisdom that Christianity was first grasped in
    • of abstract thinking in Man. And because men cling so firmly today
    • become completely materialized. Our attention was first drawn to the
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    • more than it may seem to do at first. Striving a little to attain
    • that into which at first we cannot look, just as it is not possible to
    • world-mirror that reflects the past for us, and at first keeps the
    • ourselves at first just as little as we can see through an ordinary
    • this Ego is a firm point of support, but it is nevertheless only a
    • come to pass in full power, if we have first tested our forces, if we
    • have first strengthened them through that, which, by means of
    • first understand, must exert to the utmost his intellectual
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    • to life again amongst men. Every opinion that had taken firm hold
    • paths of abstraction in the Spiritual life. And for this we must first
    • Human needs, needs arising first out of his purely physical nature,
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    • in the first place what we know in the ordinary life of the soul by
    • tableau or picture a memory of our whole life; in the first place to a
    • imaginative knowledge is the first and necessary stage we must pass
    • knowledge for the first time. I must speak from the full freshness of
    • higher than was explained in the first part of this lecture. We are
    • the fifth Act back to the first. It may at first only be possible to
    • ground, his firm and sound judgment unhampered, entirely capable of
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    • [Refers to the first Goetheanum,
    • destroyed by fire on December 31, 1922. Rebuilt as the present Goetheanum.
    • — he is perceiving the first spiritual super-sensible thing that
    • the Mystery of Golgotha. The first human being to pass through
    • The abstract thinking of which I spoke in the first part of this
    • abstract thought. This may be confirmed by studying, without bias, the
    • first through the physical body of a human being, Jesus of Nazareth,
    • was this which enabled isolated human beings in the first three or
    • the first few centuries there was a certain understanding of the
    • The first initiates of the Christian era, looking upon the Mystery of
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    • Today we shall discuss first in what I might call a sort of historical
    • this of Michael at war with the Dragon; Michael, who first cast the
    • Then those glowing Michael thoughts would be the first harbingers of
    • fruit, when nature sends us her first frost and prepares to sink into
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    • shall be broken by human eyes comes about by the first human glance
    • the lily when he first lets his gaze rest upon it. — All about
    • The first type of reader cannot be counted upon at all when it is a
    • ideas that first present themselves to us merely as such, as ideas.
    • it, I become the instrument for its execution. First failure —
    • that man can cling firm as a rock to something he has seen to be
    • — not in the first instance by means of some sort of
    • means of kindling it so it may pervade him with its fire. And just as
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    • N the first of these lectures I endeavored to set forth how Michael's
    • first create a feeling for what it might signify; for by no means must
    • be found in the first half of the 19th Century, men for
    • sunlight you have first the physical sunlight. But this physical
    • Dornach which was destroyed by fire.
    • surrounded by the firmament, and particularly the signs of the zodiac.
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    • Through imagination we learn first how the spirit principle of the
    • inspiration, and we will direct our soul's gaze first to the winter.
    • first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. It was the stars
    • first Sunday in April; they want it all quite external and abstract. I
    • gleaning of other information. This is confirmed even by the fact that
    • devotion to the universe, to the firmament, precisely at the height of
    • summer. Every little firefly will be for him a mysterious revelation
    • into a human body. First death, then resurrection: that is the outer
    • so that he can find in the round of the seasons first of all the
    • rouse my soul through my inner forces before I die. First,
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    • experiences thinking, he is living, even if at first somewhat
    • may not at first believe that such a vivification of past experiences
    • you might at first regard as an illusion, that the dawn is related
    • have described. Let us take the first feeling which can be brought
    • the experience of the first Hierarchy.
    • Gesture-experience: first Hierarchy.
    • earth; and we learn how the Beings of the first Hierarchy work. When
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    • lived super-human beings who were the first great Teachers of
    • existence, he enters first into the sphere of activity of the moon,
    • Ahrimanic forms. It is absolutely a fact that, during the first
    • lies in Karma, but has first to be woven into a man's Karma by means
    • Let us fix that firmly in our minds today. We find
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    • mind, at the same time what was explained in the first of these
    • learned to speak and walk, during which we received our first, the
    • because they are the recipients of the very first memories of
    • memories of the first years of childhood are especially remarkable
    • In the first seven years of life everything has been
    • inherited that is of a bodily nature. The first teeth are entirely
    • the first seven years of life is essentially inherited. But after
    • especially for the child in the first periods of life, that it should
    • We find therefore first of all the spirits of nature,
    • age. I was given a school-book. The first thing that happened to it
    • the stream from east to west; and that is the stream of the first
    • which he himself had first given to nature. He can perceive on the
    • That means, the thoughts which are first experienced in
    • the head pass over into the whole body. They first fill the body and
    • flowing from west to east, the stream of the first Hierarchy, the
    • the first Hierarchy. But the Ahrimanic forces as they appear in
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    • studies we made here on the last occasion leads us today first of all
    • itself developed independence, whereas in the first Saturn period it
    • That is the first acquaintance which man makes by means
    • the earth there come to him the first impulses which accompany such a
    • But the first feeling of which I am speaking may be
    • here. The first necessity is to find the right approach to the
    • The first thing, for
    • the forces of nature, for instance, to, fire or similar natural
    • We can observe all metals when they are subjected to fire, and we see
    • the first years of its life a child learns to walk, speak, and think.
    • for these things can see in the way a child makes its first steps, in
    • child or a man walks — whether he first raises his toes or his
    • heel, whether he treads lightly or firmly, whether he bends the knees
    • other. It is always the case that we must first hear a truth, then
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    • have this firm solid earth-kernel and around it the atmosphere. A
    • the earth's atmosphere. The first thing to be fashioned from out of
    • the cosmos is what I described in the last lecture as the very first
    • We have, therefore, first of all to look upon the plants
    • coagulated jelly or gristle thou didst will first of all that the
    • First of all cloud-like structures, continually arising and
    • Such a form as this arose, which now developed more firmness within
    • Thus we have first a vegetable-animal creation
    • plants growing on the earth today with firm roots and solid leaves;
    • proud of its firmness, but those living round it generally are, for
    • they confound their own frequent weakness with the firmness of the
    • way they become somewhat denser and develop the first indications of
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    • the first verses of the John Gospel points to the Mysteries of the
    • Mysteries at Ephesus centred in the first place in that which sounds
    • intimate. Let us consider first of all the external side of speech,
    • The attention of the pupil was first directed to the way
    • from the mouth.” The pupil had first to notice how, to a
    • up towards the head something like heat, and this heat, this fire,
    • element, into fire, into heat, and draws down the thought from the
    • this sending up of fire, and the sending down of that which is
    • next higher element, into the element of heat or fire, and again into
    • the element of water, Fire-Water-Fire-Water.
    • fire-water-fire-water; but this is nothing more nor less than the
    • air is rarefied into fire on the one hand, and again it is condensed
    • The creatures which then arose, first of all, the animal
    • (fire-water-fire-water) thought is grasped in the fire.
    • himself. The Word was first of all sound. The Word was something
    • Then the Goetheanum was destroyed by fire. This terrible
    • cosmos, and we can decipher the cosmic mystery contained in the first
    • In the burning fire
    • The Akashic Record of the fire of last New Year's Eve
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    • we look into the preparation which, first of all, the candidates
    • things. The first was, that those who were to be prepared were led to
    • The other statue was such that first of all the eyes of
    • When they were led before this statue on the first
    • of the first, and in the second case the plasticity in which the
    • the first statue. And it then appeared as if the sun were further
    • which from time to time were like inwardly active flames of fire. So
    • that he felt himself as if consumed by inner fire, as if inwardly
    • These were, so to speak, the first two Acts of the
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    • firstly, the nature of these statues and secondly, through what
    • were first made in the case of both statues, for the impressions
    • significance. That which the pupil at first experienced when he gave
    • one to which I am wholly unaccustomed. I can actually at first make
    • This was first of all communicated to the pupil through
    • to work on the soul, manifested themselves first as bodily
    • first, which arose out of a numbness, he had clearly the feeling that
    • which first rises in pictures, out of which you wake with a beating
    • of this annihilation first of all something like nature-dreams are
    • now summarized for him by his Initiators. The first condition, when
    • World-Being first vanishes
    • World-Being first vanishes
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    • led them to gain an insight, first of all, into what is possible to
    • actually at first only in a watery, in a fluid condition, but not
    • the experience which now led him into his own inner being, first, to
    • That was the first condition, and the pupil again, by
    • actually when after the first Initiation, when the pupil leaving the
    • on his feet, with his legs firmly on the ground, was in fact a
    • undoubtedly in the first period of the devastating Thirty Years' War.
    • In the first half of the 17th century there flowed in that which was
    • But we cannot really fathom them if we have not first
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    • in the first centuries of Christian development, we find here and
    • knowledge, in order to find in the first Christian centuries those
    • These lead-forces first enter the etheric body of man, and from the
    • Child, a cosmic Child, Who must first grow up in the Cosmos. Those
    • Greek civilisation, as the fourth century began, this first
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    • Europe, yet he himself stood firmly based on the Greek Mysteries, and
    • reality they have not originated in the firm hard earth, they have
    • the metallic secret. First he learnt the secret of the plants,
    • But at first, that which was clothed in mere
    • natural knowledge. Alexander had first to bury these secrets of
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    • of the Northern Greek Mysteries through his gaze having been first
    • universe. Now he knew that the form assumed by the first of the
    • during the first few centuries after the foundation of Christianity.
    • the earth: humanity had first to pass through a transitional period
    • saw an earthly being, they said: In this there lives first of all
    • below first the earth itself, then the watery element, then the airy
    • and then came a middle epoch, which passed away in the first
    • fire, were separated in man's consciousness. They were split up into
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    • things, would nevertheless say: “I will go through all the fire
    • In the epoch during the first centuries after the rise
    • water, of fire, the spirits of the air. We can hear them in their
    • As when at first I went to school.”
    • we find a faint echo of this in the first part of Faust in the
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    • investigating first part of the liver and then part of the brain,
    • when the Venus Intelligences first began to combat the Intelligences
    • and fire, and could approach them in all their living reality, on the
    • various organs of the body. We find here a confirmation of
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    • first lecture to be a kind of introduction to the series I am
    • first of all, that an understanding of the human being in both
    • today in this way, we are not at first led all the way into the
    • an anthroposophical spiritual science must first concern
    • science we discover at first certain guidelines for empirical
    • right after I first passed the bank and may have just returned.
    • another side and says to the first person, “Your
    • act of will — I have, first of all, the mental image.
    • — within the metabolic processes. The will first removes
    • expression of my will. Something must first be done away with,
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    • sense after the first stage of sexual maturity, but there is a
    • solid and fluid but first of all penetrates the gaseous
    • ultimate conclusions — can be confirmed by an extended
    • point that our way of looking at things first becomes heretical
    • first formed by this very radiation, on its backward course. To
    • this is so when you receive your first results. If you study
    • confirmation of what I have said. Only in this way will you be
    • the earth in its yearly cycle, is impelled to grow, first and
    • grub of the cockchafer, and you will see that what you first
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    • confirmed empirically in every detail. In the process of man's
    • the first place to the fact that everything connected with the
    • arrival of the second teeth — the first seven years of
    • illness in the first period of life until the change of teeth
    • male voice. During the first period of life, up to the change
    • of teeth, is the origin for pathological phenomena in the first
    • first period of life, up to the change of teeth, these
    • above downward during the first epoch of human life, and the
    • nerve-sense organization. In the first period of human life, up
    • whereas during the first period of life external conditions
    • pathology confirms this absolutely. I need only call your
    • from the liver-kidney organization appears first in its
    • that proceeds from the rhythm of the blood must first be looked
    • we must first have ascertained its specific effect upon this or
    • brief exposition may at first be somewhat confusing, everything
    • will find confirmation from two sides in existing medicine for
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    • day, year by year, our organs must first be provided for by
    • effect of silicic acid is due, in the first place, to the fact
    • stimulates the healing process. The organism must first
    • appears antipathetic to me at first. If it really helps, I can
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    • consideration certain extreme cases of the pathological, first in abstract
    • At first we can only say that we find something appearing within the
    • have sketched here. Imagine that the first extreme did not reach the point
    • unable — we wish to present this first through an analogy, for then we
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    • create nature.” Generally what is first noticed when a genius comes
    • simply a man of genius, could arrive at the first sentence out of his
    • forces that permeate the organism in an organizing way in the first
    • which were active in a correspondingly heightened degree in the first
    • the first period of childhood were held back due to some process;
    • In this way — just as Troxler suggested in the first half of the
    • knowledge. First we must arrive at the point of recognizing that in an
    • actually an absurdity similar to the first sentence, yet this sentence
    • nature,” points us to the first age of childhood, and actually to life
    • confirmed absolutely in life, proving themselves in the most outward
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    • It must be firmly stressed that I have absolutely no intention of
    • the Plants there is a sketchy rendering of the first composition, the
    • first elements that are to be studied about the nature of the plant in
    • at least in accordance with certain types, at first in accordance with
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    • must first gain certain anthroposophical understandings of the human
    • now takes place from what was described in the first case today. Let
    • extraterrestrial into the human being, which must first be penetrated
    • confronting us in the outer world illustrate what was first gained
    • was first known by spiritual scientific means. The objection often
    • you apply it in life, if you ask life, it will be confirmed in the
    • points that matter. You will receive empirical confirmation everywhere
    • directions of thought. Spiritual science is firmly rooted in the
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    • want this first lecture to be a kind of introduction to the series I
    • endeavour to show, first of all, that an understanding of the human
    • have been sent out on quite a journey directly after I first passed
    • and says to the first man: ‘Your photograph is absolutely
    • say, to accomplish an act of will — I have, first of all, the
    • metabolic processes. The will first demolishes what exists somewhere
    • limb for the expression of my will. Something must first be done away
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    • sense after the first occurrence of sexual activity, but to a certain
    • into the solids and fluids but first of all into the airy
    • form of ultimate conclusions — can be confirmed by an extended
    • physical organ itself is first formed by this very radiation, on its
    • confirmation of what I have said. Only in this way will the mysteries
    • earth in its yearly cycle, is impelled to grow, first and foremost,
    • the cockchafer, and you will realise that what you first thought to
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    • activity in the organism unless — theoretically in the first
    • can be confirmed empirically in every detail. In the process of man's
    • of the second teeth is due in the first place to the fact that
    • of the second teeth — the first seven years of life. When the
    • to illness. Now the tendency to illness in the first period of life
    • the first period of life, up to the change of teeth, everything goes
    • form a general conception of pathological phenomena during the first
    • system of kidneys. We must realise that in the first life-period, up
    • upwards and the others from above downwards during the first epoch of
    • system of nerves and senses. In the first period of life, up to the
    • sanitary conditions, whereas during the first period of life external
    • system. Pathology confirms this, and I need only call your attention
    • kidneys emerges first in the reactions it calls forth, and in
    • rhythm of the blood must first be looked for in the counter-beat of
    • warmth, only we must first have ascertained its specific effect upon
    • this brief exposition may be first be somewhat confusing, everything
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    • year by year, our organs must first be provided for by all that
    • if flatulence in the complex of symptoms confirms the fact that the
    • strong action of silicic acid is due, in the first place, to the fact
    • The organism has first to accustom itself to the course of the
    • the case of colchicum autumnale, the autumn crocus. First you
    • be a doctor, and so I will turn to what, in the first place, seems
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    • naturally regard it in the first place as a question of economics; it
    • soon find confirmation of what has been so impressively stated by
    • is confirmed by the whole volume of historical thought in modern
    • been diffused increasingly over the whole human race, first over the
    • ideology. The emptiness of modern intellectual life is the first
    • question is in its first aspect a spiritual question.
    • the social question must in its first aspect be treated as a
    • Wilson's criticism of society, in the first place as criticism, with
    • question, that of law and equity. A foundation must first be sought
    • first of all possess individual capacity, individual talent, ability.
    • first of these the individual is dependent on human society for the
    • he can live in peace and harmony with his fellow-men. The first has
    • shall see the dependence of the intellectual life on the first
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    • will also show how these confirmations may be arrived at.
    • But first it will be
    • we must, in the first place, take our stand, not on the
    • the first thing is to join together, and form the company; then from
    • realities. It requires, in the first place, that men should be there,
    • are first produced and then brought to the consumer on the basis of
    • one of the first things to be considered, if we wish to understand
    • method of thinking, and how the belief that a tax on income is first
    • arouse opposition on all sides, that at first hardly anyone will
    • first hearing of the Three-Membered Social Organism, instead of
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    • first place from measures dictated by the will of man. And he who has
    • last few centuries, as I have already shown in the first lecture,
    • life. I pointed out in the first lecture that the social criticism of
    • arisen in the structure of the social organism. In the first two
    • the economic system must first be changed and everything else will
    • culture must first be created in order that a new cultural and a net
    • the course of centuries. And this dogma has become so firmly fixed
    • his capacities in the first instance arise out of his power of
    • must be continually fired and filled with enthusiasm, by feeling; but
    • but that the soil itself should be first prepared, so that human
    • first answer the question: Must not something else be there alongside
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    • of his life than that with which nature has endowed him. We first
    • inner development must carry us so far that we can stand firm in the
    • the first time large numbers of people will feel spiritual life to be
    • through the organs out to the surface. From the first year of school,
    • child's nature. No abstract normal training can confirm this sight;
    • and hurl fire towards heaven. Again and again events of elemental
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    • justified. Yet it is comprehensible, because in the first place we
    • value of a commodity which can satisfy our requirements? In the first
    • into the social organism. The first thing we see is that the really
    • Robert Wilbrand is no mere theorist. In the first place, he speaks
    • group of persons by law, or rather, by spiritual decisions confirmed
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    • first studied and observed intelligently the needs of consumption.
    • answered after we have first turned our attention to the form which
    • important to understand that the very first step towards the
    • over the evils of life seize upon the first means at hand to carry
    • individuals can confirm the truths of mathematics. Anyone acquainted
    • finished bridge must first exist ideally and can only become a real
    • reality. Today, the first necessity is not to waste time in
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    • during the first half of the century, what was practically the modern
    • first half of the nineteenth century: and those who wanted to think of
    • come into being by the first third of the nineteenth century. Through
    • as the first third of the nineteenth century. Starting from this time,
    • first third of the nineteenth century it still essentially
    • first third of the nineteenth century were essentially old:
    • from what it was in England during the first third, or even the first
    • half, of the nineteenth century. In England, during the first half of
    • system. In the first half of the nineteenth century Germany had been
    • character still existed in the first third of the nineteenth century.
    • This was the course of development. First the economic and industrial
    • remember when the “Threefold Commonwealth ” was first
    • perfectly. But, after all, the first thing needful is to counteract
    • time when men first began to think about Political Economy at all. If
    • with the buoyancy. The substance must first lose its weight. Only then
    • may say: Whatever foodstuffs we consume, they must first, to a very
    • quite wrong. The first thing needful is to describe the economic
    • The latter must indeed be understood, but we must first gain an
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    • It is precisely in this sphere of Political Economy that the first
    • in Price. We shall, therefore, first have to consider the problem of
    • bought there but is first transported to another place, B. Our
    • artificial measures. Economic Science must stand firmly on its feet,
    • everything is due in the first place to the capitalist, who can only
    • difficult in the first lessons: but as a result of it — you will
    • apparent Labour. And this must be our first object — to approach
    • Labour. It is only here that a true economic value first arises. So
    • the animals. But the moment you take the very first steps to put the
    • creating values, but we must first get our concepts pure and clear
    • of values and prices with the idea of finding a firm and fixed ground
    • This, therefore, must be said: The first thing needful in grappling
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    • Our first need is to discover what is really the proper form of
    • so as to give rise to acute distress. In the first place, then, we
    • the thermometer alone and stoke the fire. We get at the thing from
    • the first lecture, in former epochs — nay, even as late as the
    • interesting study — especially for the first centuries of the
    • feature, though a closer historical study would confirm the
    • Thus one of the first and most essential economic questions comes
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    • Let us begin today with Nature. In the first place, human Labour must
    • who uses it to stoke his fires. What is it that turns the substance
    • have, in the first place, nothing else than this: it is Labour
    • penetrated by the Spirit. The first phase of Capital always consists
    • of course, in the first place, Money. Money is nothing but the
    • now the man who first emerges as a creator of Capital, being able to
    • it again. In the first place, Money is an abstract thing, for, as we
    • Labour has disappeared ”? It is twofold: In the first place it
    • difference of level between the first position of the Capital and the
    • dividing up of those processes which were performed in the first place
    • the substance to which the Spirit first applies itself — but it
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    • into Nature. But you must first call to your aid another idea if you
    • the present. First the elaboration of Nature by human Labour, then the
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    • without first having to be manufactured, becomes dearer when the rate
    • out in practice. In all such cases, the first point is to see with
    • which must first be settled on economic grounds. Which is more
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    • their true level is as follows: First, forestry, then farming, then
    • rents harmless in the economic life? But in the first, place we must
    • taken on by the next, but goes in the opposite direction; the first
    • first movement, something arises through the former member always
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    • supply — namely, money — must also first have been evolved
    • also first have been evolved or produced.
    • supply and price. For he will in the first place arrange his supply of
    • economic process. Thus we may call our first equation — P = ƒ (S,
    • We may say: What I get for my own needs comes in the first place into
    • from someone else. Why not? Because first, it must somehow be
    • always have the first equation in his head. He himself will trade
    • process becomes confused and deceptive. We must first get to the root
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    • In the first place, everything that circulates within the total
    • arrive at a healthy economic process unless, in the first place, it is
    • part of the world. What I said in the first lecture is most decidedly
    • This is indeed the case. Right up to the first third of the nineteenth
    • before the War) — up to the first third of the nineteenth
    • nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. With the
    • word to express it — impersonally. Thus, as I said in my first
    • were brought about in the first place by very real forces afterwards
    • Down to the first third of the nineteenth century, there were true
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    • I refer in the first place to that which we may call economic
    • a money-lending firm and requires guarantors. It has always been the
    • money-lending firms always reckon on the probability that if B ever
    • matter whether the food is flesh or vegetable, the first thing
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    • economies, joined toget