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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • given at all in public, they will form the topic of a later
    • The information that can be related here is but a scant outline of
    • not express itself in any particular external formalities, nor does it
    • innermost depth of being. Precisely here a transformation takes place
    • former incarnation had already attained to a certain level of
    • truths for you.” It appears as if this is to be achieved by a form of
    • make the attempt to give up certain formerly held inclinations. Then,
    • through sheer force of will. A formerly careless person must get
    • all but that he learns to love it more and more. Thus he performs a
    • utterances are formed out of this clarity. Only if this has become the
    • The rules presented in this book were never made public in former
    • fragmentary form in one place or another. All the instruction that one
    • person is seen like a nebulous cloud formation. When a person sleeps,
    • spiral formations become clearly organized. They become increasingly
    • disseminated than formerly. It must be placed within reach of
    • older times. Hence, the book replaces the former oral
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • everyday life, and which since then, has transformed the whole of our
    • all the opinions in this area that have been formed out of theory
    • differing opinions people have tried to form a view concerning the
    • than was ever formerly the case in the public world, Spiritual
    • volumes of The Secret doctrine give information on almost all
    • one will see how far the latter surpasses the former. Thus it is a
    • Outside are the forces which form the dead stone and are the
    • forces would never crystallise themselves into a life form if they
    • were not formed principally by that which permeates every living body
    • these’ — for he has transformed his astral body. And it
    • has been transformed even more by such a personality as Schiller, and
    • part transformed by the ‘I’, we call Spirit-Self or
    • transformations of your astral body. But now think how little in most
    • etheric body is gradually transformed.
    • individuality. The human soul forms for itself a body with two poles,
    • just as a magnet does. It forms for itself a masculine and a feminine
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • to be reformative. The spiritual scientist is obliged to state the
    • various functions the body has to perform, we see that man utilizes
    • must be stressed. The body permeated by the ego performs an action
    • various animals forms. If one were to picture all the individual
    • who abandons the task of fat formation by eating meat will notice
    • perform functions that we otherwise would have to produce through
    • weakest possible form the animalistic process brought forth by the
    • The wrong food can easily transform us into what
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • varied kinds are at work there in the form of teeming concepts and
    • and sympathy and those of displeasure and antipathy. The former are
    • from, the mere forming of concepts. We form concepts of things
    • ugly and evil. Just as everything that takes place in man in the form
    • actually performing some such deed. I will call pleasure in good deeds
    • the moral element that impels a man to perform some good deed.
    • where Divine Forces transform into the power of will the moral
    • can give themselves up in this way form a connection with something
    • of the heart there is a continual transformation of the blood into
    • form of currents of light, and what is of moral-aesthetic nature
    • being transformed into etheric substance, a similar process takes
    • blood — now transformed — which flowed on Golgotha. This
    • understanding must be acquired in the form suitable for that
    • number of individuals through a form of natural clairvoyance. Then in
    • the chemical force that undergoes a transformation in the process of
    • physical form. What will be accomplished in humanity through this
    • impulses. Man will transform the earth by feeling with ever-increasing
    • but not the actual form it would take. The mind could picture that
    • Enlightenment, pure Akashic forms, bathed in fire, lit by the sun,
    • not in physically embodiment but as pure Akashic forms within the
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  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • form of nervousness. Another is one in which people do not know what
    • that may finally be expressed in various forms of disease that simulate
    • thought in mind that I have put it in a particular spot. Then I will form a
    • consciously into connection with the deed he does, and also that he forms
    • occult foundation of every form of cramp or convulsion. Here the
    • practicing for fifteen minutes a day to pay attention to the way he forms
    • The etheric body can be strengthened by performing another exercise, in
    • way he walks, moves his head, laughs, etc. In short, he should try to form
    • and let this, rather than what he has done to us, form a basis for our
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • hand, transform itself and thereby acquire the possibility of
    • dispute. This law, first formulated by
    • another, it has taken on various forms. We need only assume that the
    • forms in the various ages of life.
    • look back from this present life to former lives on earth. We see that
    • gained for ourselves in former lives.
    • former lives on earth and brought with us from the spiritual world
    • kernel forms itself within us. Up until our thirtieth to thirty-fifth
    • performed at centers that served both as schools and churches. Through
    • cultic rites intended to transform the everyday life of soul, these
    • schools took different forms in different countries, but at all
    • thought that through this inner training the soul could transform
    • possessed those strengthened powers of soul formerly acquired by
    • expression in immediate form and as historical fact in Christ Jesus.
    • at the Mystery of Golgotha, a force that formerly lived outside the
    • something formerly experienced by every disciple of the mysteries
    • transform itself.
    • never understand Christ were it not able so to transform itself that it could
    • eyes could not exist had there been no light to form them from the
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • was performed for them. It really seems as if that simple, loving joy could
    • we have just seen, were performed for people who could experience them
    • the connection between the human soul and the forms of the eternal. Further
    • flames as if from a crater we can see the forms of the flying devils.
    • the spiritual world keep their childish form.
    • with the forms of children borne by angels into the land of the blessed. In
    • the same way we must see in the form of the innocent child the Being that
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • pointed out in former lectures, precede the awakening of the Ego in
    • of its nature and form. (There are exceptions in the animal world, but
    • about because, during the Earth development, the Spirits of Form
    • have had the form of an angel, took on human form (not of flesh, but a
    • human etheric form). In the super-earthly region Jesus of Nazareth is
    • to be found as an etheric angel-form. Through permeation with the
    • Christ he then assumed etheric human form. Thereby something new
    • man, the physical earthly human form, into whom streamed the force of
    • destruction which must have overtaken him had not the Formative Force,
    • form-giving force, which was able to stream into mankind because of
    • being the human etheric form as the result of that permeation.
    • Spirits of Form poured themselves into man and permeated him, and
    • heights through that which the Spirits of Form poured into him, and we
    • will consider how he has transformed himself from a dumb into a
    • connected with the former — that he would only have been capable of
    • which, through the working of the cosmic forces into the whole form
    • they erected the enigmatic Sphinx with its dumb, granite form which
    • had to be said to mankind. In the forming of the word-movement lies
    • to the Ego-consciousness is to form ideas, to think. This power of
    • on such forms as live within him — forms such as that which flowed
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  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • in an etheric spirit form,” for such is the form of those we call
    • form of an archangel.”
    • Christ Being Who had ensouled Himself three times in archangelic form
    • ensouled three times in an archangelic form, and then incarnated in a
    • angelic form. So it may seem to us. Yet, even though it is claimed that the
    • archangelic form, leaving out the angelic form, and then made use of a
    • control. Equally, we have not under our control all that we perform in the
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • has to undergo a transformation that enables him to look into the
    • to them and forms mental images about them. As a rule he does nothing
    • We must choose mental images which we ourselves can form for ourselves
    • training our souls in conformity with the natural scientific approach,
    • blossoms develop, and how the fruit forms, producing new seed. We
    • — the baptism in the Jordan — when Jesus was transformed.
    • world. Human souls on earth have been transformed by the Mystery of
    • in a new form because it has understood the depth, truth and
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • take form as a sculpture that will be set up in a significant place in
    • For this reason, legends inform us that unusually endowed people, who
    • as imaginative forms.
    • of Asia will inform us that it contains much of what mankind as a
    • informed that the child was missing we tried to heave the vehicle up
    • Titles of books and articles are given in their German form; they are
    • In this form the
    • Volume I was published in 1883; it contained writings on the formation and
    • transformation of organisms. Rudolf Steiner's introductions and
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • spiritual science without forming ourselves into groups, but simply by
    • within these worlds. In the spiritual world, the work performed by
    • has, on the one side, to cultivate a particular form of culture and of
    • which the form of external life belonging to the next epoch of culture
    • Collective beliefs that exist in so many forms today among the various
    • his whole form must pass into the spiritual world. He thinks
    • matter of course will accept as science only such forms of knowledge
    • earth in the sixth epoch of civilization. In our groups we perform
    • higher form of community, founded in the freedom of love among
    • particularly striking form, especially among the civilized Greeks, a
    • hovers before us as a high ideal a form of community that will so
    • the forces now within them in an elementary form. The mission of
    • salvation lies in the Russian nature and in the Russian form of life
    • at all, for it is the old form of group soul existence. If it
    • continued it would be a Luciferic group soul, a form of life that has
    • remained at an earlier stage, whereas the form of group soul life that
    • preserve in an external form, namely, an old Luciferic-Ahrimanic form
    • which brotherhood prevails. That other form of community would like to
    • group soul, or for conformity. But this striving for life in a group
    • a form of existence, how the soul is transformed in death into another
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • form of modern science. It wishes to draw our attention to epochs of human
    • was to look out for suitable human bodies formed out of the material, the
    • from the heavenly worlds could still form and shape their bodies.
    • change of its form; there will be a change to some extent, but not a very
    • was at that time able to transform his outward form and he possessed this
    • capacity of transformation was far less conspicuous, although they also
    • and they could only transform it gradually. The animals could transform
    • forms. To-day, we are still able to move our hands and our face can still
    • change expression, but in a certain way the bodily form has grown firm
    • and hard. The animal forms are however quite hardened, so that their
    • forms in accordance with man's inner nature. In the case of an evil-minded
    • something which allows it to be transformed. But even the etheric body
    • has taken on rigid forms from the Atlantean epoch onwards, up to our
    • rigid, solid forms from the fifth post-Atlantean epoch onwards, into the
    • forms penetrate into the physical body, will assert itself very strongly.
    • whatever during the sixth epoch, our bodily form will then obtain its
    • that have taken on the most rigid forms. Thus, even the earth and its
    • real prophets. At the present time, that peculiar formation of the
    • transformable. Strong measures, quite different and far stronger
    • tremendously earnest thoughts. A good way of transforming the dreams of
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • The following remarks formed the content of a lecture I delivered on
    • upon physical life is transformed for him into the portal to the everlasting
    • will, in the form of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, force its way
    • particular form to this life which compels us today to regard all questions
    • Only today are those questions taking on tangible form. Prime evidence of
    • Now the individuals who unite to form the Anthroposophical Society are in
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • is that inhabits the human soul in the form of consciousness; nay more, we
    • which contained nothing but forces belonging to a misty form. The rotation
    • perform a simple experiment for the children in order to believe that the
    • children are now being taught this — the central gaseous sphere is formed
    • excrement of creation, the final form in which our earth would eventually be
    • pamphlet form bearing the title “The Mission of Spiritual Science and its
    • researcher is in the position to form such means by which everyone who is
    • there we have more than a mere dead result about which information has been
    • a year, lives in the human organism in the form of an enclosed etheric body.
    • inner formation and structure, in the solidifying of its parts, etc., etc.
    • the form of memory. When this perception of a spiritual element in the
    • heavenly body out of which the earth subsequently took form, that which is
    • of its life, and is formed to be its bearer. However, about the fourteenth
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • death — were attempted again and again in picture form. But these
    • Anyone who truly enters, for instance, into the artistic forms created
    • transparent to his fellow-man. The way his head is formed, the way he
    • forms, human movements, and all that goes with them as a picture of
    • All that is said here is said not merely in order to formulate certain
    • very primitive form, when we consume one food-stuff or another. In the
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • independence, but that social forms provide a balance to this
    • reforms and the like when he has never learned those things which we
    • It is therefore tremendously important that those things which form
    • acquired consciously in working with one's soul forces, while formerly
    • areas. Of course we cannot immediately take in hand the reform of the
    • must be done so that social life and forms are consciously established
    • people form. They do not provide any opportunity for people to get to
    • forms part of us could not be there at all unless this or that person
    • of man. All thinking about social forms can bear no fruit if we do not
    • structures of humanity, people fancy that the same social form, based
    • cannot simply create identical forms at will all over the globe. This
    • thoughts, even if the aesthetic shaping has a logical form. It is
    • thoughts of value appear in dialectical form, shaped by an aesthetic
    • strives for aesthetic form, which can become untrue, an illusion, a
    • truth of these things. I will tell you of a formula which was
    • forms, but in His present form He wishes to help humanity realize that
    • where hatred forms a foundation for love as in the cry, “Workers of
    • manner — and which is tragic to behold in its true form. But you will
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • restrictions by cultivating a form of spiritual life fundamentally
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • straightforward way. The transformation of the old impenetrable
    • Thus the economic sphere and the political sphere, the former coloured
    • shows unmistakably how Roman influences in the form of jurisprudence
    • influence of human thinking and feeling, to take the form that is
    • they yield to these thoughts; they prefer to have them in the form of
    • receptiveness of people to a form of soul-life entirely foreign to
    • with an outworn form of Greek culture, and this was the source of all
    • former ages and modern times as regards the living side-by-side of
    • had formerly depended entirely upon the way in which the souls
    • sympathetically attracted by the bodily form and constitution of the
    • forms over the earth. Truly, man is not simply the being he appears
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • and form the power of Inspiration. And the forces that in bygone times
    • remember is the same force that transforms the food we eat into the sort
    • and this bread is transformed inside your body into the sort of substance
    • understanding. And these are the same forces that also form our head. So
    • seventh year. They are bodily processes that are formed by the circulating
    • fact actual transformations of bodily organs are brought about;
    • same force that transforms food into substances man needs for his
    • be transformed in man, like for instance the force with which we
    • reform everything, even revolutionize them. But if you talk to these
    • admit quite honestly to a particular conviction about reforming things.
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • It is, of course, acknowledged that the fluid and the aeriform
    • have shown by the example of the cerebral fluid, and the aeriform
    • uniform fluid, but as being differentiated and organized — though
    • ‘fluid man’ and also the ‘aeriform man.’ For
    • only it is gaseous, aeriform, and in motion. And finally, the warmth in us
    • is not a uniform warmth extending over the whole human being, but is also
    • Thirdly, there is the aeriform organism which again cannot be studied
    • Aeriform organism         Astral body
    • aeriform organism which is permeated by the forces of the astral body.
    • the aeriform element all the time. We can really think of the air as
    • becomes an integral part of us. In our aeriform organism we actually
    • process takes place whenever we breathe out. Our aeriform organism
    • and when we breathe out. When we breathe out, the aeriform organism
    • constant interaction between the aeriform organism within us and the
    • degree of difference between the aeriform organism and the solid
    • organism and to ignore the fluid organism, the aeriform organism, and
    • warmth-organism, an aeriform organism, a fluid organism, and an earth
    • disregard this, also the fluid organism, and the aeriform organism.
    • man's aeriform organism.
    • manifest in the aeriform organism. And when we come to the etheric
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  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • organism, an aeriform organism, and a warmth-organism must also be
    • in everything aeriform, the astral body is paramountly active, and in
    • constitution, comprising as it does the fluid organism, the aeriform
    • of the fact that man also has within him a fluid organism, an aeriform
    • aeriform organism — though these are of course fluctuating and
    • moral deeds performed. But this is merely a matter of remembrance, and
    • formulate theoretical ideas a universe dies in them. Thus do we bear
    • nullity through the fact that we formulate theoretical thoughts. But
    • organism through the fluid and aeriform organisms to the
    • nothing but theoretical thinking, and the ideas thus formulated
    • within us in the form of thoughts, of ideas.
    • remained of it are those traditions which in the form in which they
    • Post-Atlantean peoples saw the heavenly bodies as spirit forms, spirit
    • formulating something that is not understood.
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • again, when we are performing deeds, thought is active in us. It is
    • If we review all the thoughts we have formulated, we shall find in
    • element of will which streams through our thoughts when we form
    • and in such a way that you are no longer obliged to formulate each
    • mirror-pictures if we turn to thinking in its purest form — in
    • formal.
    • stream down towards the sphere of will, where deeds are performed in
    • is filled more and more with thoughts. And what forms the bridge
    • must come to life again, but in an entirely different form
    • his will-nature, with thoughts; deeds are performed in love. Such
    • his skin in the form of deeds, has significance not only for him but
    • transformed into semblance and semblance is transformed to reality by
    • is transformed into semblance; and a new creation takes place in that
    • cosmos, semblance is again transformed into Being (Sein.)
    • more unfolded in love? It operates in that, as man performs such
    • way, now in that. At one time they mingle to form hydrogen, at
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • center of the view found in the cultic rituals performed by the priests in
    • that belongs to it as a mere metamorphosis, a transformation, of ancient
    • to Egypt and how he then became active in another form, namely, from out of
    • different form during our fifth post-Atlantean age. Humankind must
    • the mysteries of the Egyptian priests in a form appropriate to our own age,
    • time. We cannot lose the Christ and what he, in a higher form than Osiris,
    • renewed, then it must not simply follow the old form — Osiris, killed by
    • then human beings see their picture of the world in a luciferic form. How
    • appear again in his spiritual form during the course of the twentieth
    • souls arises in which all forms of envy and the like disappear, and in which
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • Thus what we may call the secret of Christianity is given form in
    • mathematical forms and reckoning to them, we are spreading out again
    • a dreamlike condition, they perceived what was happening in the form
    • form at the time when the Mystery of Golgotha occurred. But all this
    • in many shapes and forms to-day. For Jahve was once rightly worshipped
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • perform is truly free.
    • This means that in order to form a judgment we do not merely pass in
    • performing the action — all this lives in me in no other way than do
    • birth or conception, and itself forms and organises the body. In
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • WE HAVE BEEN studying how the living form of man, his soul and his
    • life; everything experienced by the soul in the form of pricks of
    • rise into our consciousness inasmuch as we can form mental concepts
    • when we are walking; but we can see ourselves stepping forward. We form
    • to expression in the form of feeling, surge upwards. We know that
    • sympathies and antipathies aroused by different forms of life, by
    • forms of art or of nature, or in sympathies and antipathies connected
    • give rise to persecution mania in all its forms. When feelings of
    • and persecution mania in all forms is nothing but superabundant,
    • it comes to expression in the form of negative judgments, judgments of
    • This, then, is a purely mental, concept-forming activity, which can be
    • concept-forming activity but it is still our own. What takes place
    • forms give expression to sympathetic affirmation or antipathetic
    • form which denies the sun.
    • the forms of the ancient wisdom, upon preserving for humanity those
    • ancient memorials which Christianity, assuming a material form for the
    • Christianity in Rome in its rigid, mechanical forms. In the
    • Constantine, in giving an externalized form of Christianity to the
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • in the form of ‘anthroposophical history’ in the
    • something that Man formed out of himself as his most primal ability;
    • just ‘A’, the letters conformed to outer convention, to the prosaic
    • Testament words: ‘And God formed Man ... and breathed into nostrils
    • the inner experience, the inner feeling, the inner formation of
    • waking state. It remains unconscious and essentially forms the actual
    • are cosmic music, they are consonants. And the forming of consonants
    • formations of the Zodiac, whereas the formation of vowels within the
    • reflections of the formative forces of the cosmos, build up the speech
    • organs. The more interior speech organs are so formed out of Man's
    • contributes to the form of the physical body, are built up in such a
    • the formative forces taken up into the physical body, and also into
    • do with formative activity.) Thus when we speak, we bring to
    • letters of the alphabet are actually formed as images of what lives in
    • forming of vowels within the planetary spheres is expressed, but also
    • formed of all that is said by the planetary spheres and this echo is
    • Everything that is formed as inward sound, in the most manifold way,
    • the form of an axiomatic truth or as part of an axiomatic truth. Thus
    • today learns geometry and as he proceeds begins to experience forms as
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart.
    • information about the external world. It is the same with the other
    • even in the forming of our thoughts and feelings, which the child
    • time of puberty. Not until then can the child begin to form real
    • himself the forces of the etheric world, and, in so doing, he forms
    • The etheric body, as it forms and develops itself in the human being,
    • is a universe in itself — a universe, one might say, in picture form.
    • of teeth — these forms that we behold in the etheric body begin to
    • that these rays, having grown together here in the center, form as it
    • the whole cosmic sphere we brought with us as an ether form, a
    • puberty, a distinct change in the whole etheric form that the human
    • the etheric heart formed out of his own etheric body, and not supplied
    • astral body — as a multitude of single forms and structures —
    • life, slip by degrees into the brain formation and saturate the organs
    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
    • the physical organs the concrete forms which it brings with it from
    • more intense. Gradually these forms disappear, they slide into the
    • enter into many forms of activity. This activity expresses itself, as
    • influences collect together and form a kind of astral center.
    • has formed itself, we now have an astral structure too, which gathers
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • How the single organs, the form and functions of the body have been
    • the spiritual prototype, the spirit-form of his physical body. The
    • form an idea that harmonizes strictly with it and thus is true, or,
    • forms an idea that is not in accordance with the fact, it is as if he
    • We acquire the etheric body (or body of “formative forces”) only a
    • the etheric body of formative forces. Whereas Truth is connected with
    • more perfectly we represent the human form, say, in sculpture or
    • with love for the beautiful, this too forms a bond with pre-earthly
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • according to the time of year it will form a chrysalis (pupate), at another
    • season it will emerge and shed its chrysalis-form, at another time lay its
    • history, and which will form a whole within the long planetary development
    • more conscious form. Yet we find that man, in spite of his higher soul-life
    • human race, of this or that century. And just as, for a lower form of life,
    • or animal — of what grew there, took form, and unfolded within them. This
    • richly diverse in form and colour, and sounding with inner music — this
    • of forms, diversity, and constant flux, this world that trembled with
    • is always dependent on the subhuman. What was seen by that high form of
    • With their non-intellectual form of knowledge they could only grasp the
    • development than he could in former ages.
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • formative forces), and the physical organization. Of course in the
    • if we absorbed more oxygen. The more the carbonic acid formation
    • formations. These foreign formations may not manifest immediately in
    • pathways of the blood, they cannot dissolve. These formations have
    • the tendency to form tumor-like accumulations in the body and then to
    • fragment within. If the blood-formation process confronts them in the
    • of the organs. Foreign bodies are then formed, which are first
    • these tumor-like formations develop somewhere, which then decompose
    • formation arises, it is a symptom of the ego activity from the stream
    • is introduced, it is at once transformed into its opposite within the
    • forces. In absorbing them, the organism transforms them at once into
    • activity there. Then an exudate-like formation begins to encapsulate
    • form that is filled out only with the etheric. We have within us a
    • something foreign is formed purely out of the organism. This must be
    • the blood activity and does not permit an exudate to form. Instead it
    • stimulates a secretory process, leading to the formation of pus
    • carry in us, in incipient form, in the moment of coming into being,
    • however, the tumor-forming force that is directed inward and the
    • that is formed in outer nature similarly to the way in which our
    • invisible man is formed. We take into us something that proceeds from
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    • never proceed within the human organism in the same form in which they
    • in nature; but he transforms it immediately in his organism —
    • That results then in the various forms of the illness treated by medicine
    • humanity because these various forms of illness are known everywhere.
    • What develops is known as the various forms of migraine. In order to
    • understand migraine in its various forms we must comprehend this
    • activity in the lower body. If they break through then such forms of
    • And just as we can point to two especially characteristic forms of illness,
    • so can we point to other forms of illness which always develop when an
    • extraordinarily interesting property. Its form in nature is such that certain
    • in the human organism and how they take on all kinds of forms of forces
    • to briefly sketch for you what is inherent in these forms of activity. These
    • organism it takes on forms of the kind which I have just explained to you.
    • where the plastically active forces, for example, the cell-forming forces
    • occur. These are the forces which round out the cells, which form the
    • an etheric body — a body of formative forces, an astral and an ego
    • the formative force body, and on the other, between the ego and the astral
    • formative force body, for they separate every night.
    • astral body. Instead of transforming itself into metabolic activity, it
    • of the effect of that which lies in the silicic acid formation process. Thus
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  • 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
    • and underwent by day and while awake, as though they were to form a
    • form of human consciousness — we call ourselves an ‘I,’ this
    • Bearing all this in mind, we only see this outer form of man aright if
    • the detail of its form; look at the rest of the body in its human
    • form. I do not look at it truly if I describe it as a reality — as a
    • between death and a new birth, and also — more in picture-form
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    • into colour and form the very nature and being of Christianity itself —
    • mankind in colours and forms of rarest loveliness. We see, thus following
    • association with the great Cosmic Healers, he transforms for his
    • transformation of the human heart.
    • forms, preparing through art and through poetry the true Michael mood of
    • Worlds, which can transform the Logos of the Worlds into the Logos of
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • the form of moral impulses.
    • in the form of ‘anthroposophical history’ in the communications
    • the most, in the form of outer historical records kept by some secret
    • dependent on the outer form of speech, or spoken words. They did not
    • course, did not assume the form of a problem formulated in a
    • that have formed Saturn, the Sun, the Moon and finally the Earth. If
    • have said: We can form the Earth out of Saturn, Sun and Moon. But if
    • for us, higher hierarchies, to form the Earth in such a way that it
    • designate that which existed in the form of an esoteric Christianity,
    • living development, but the form in which it reached a later mankind
    • past, in the spiritual form which I have described. Then, this was
    • through a weaker form of life when nothing was known of death;
    • their knowledge of the divine worlds in the form of images and inner
    • formed by our intellect, a creative, living activity inspite of all.
    • awakened into life in the form of moral impulses, and thus be led to
    • man in the form of images, in order to form a thread leading from the
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    • were thefts, based on stenographic notes taken during a performance
    • form. One of these investigators is Eugen Reichel, who thinks to
    • that the plays, in the form in which they now exist, are able to
    • was proved by a performance of “HENRY V” at the
    • while they were enjoying the performance. He then became supervisor of
    • when performed in the poorest way.
    • informed on currently applicable copyright laws.
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    • performances, so that the texts did not completely correspond to
    • have existed in quite a different form. One of these researchers
    • opinions are contradicted by the fact that the plays, in the form
    • performance of  Henry V under the direction of
    • flight of his fantasy, his sudden transformations in the action,
    • of the visitors while they were enjoying the performance. He then
    • performed badly.
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    • explain the confluence of Life and Form out of the cooperation of Good
    • and Evil. Life becomes form through finding opposition. It does not
    • all at once express itself in a form. Only consider how Life hurries
    • from form to form. Life has fashioned the lily, then Life overcomes
    • the Form and it passes over into the seed out of which a new form will
    • be born. Life is formless it could (not?) live out its own nature in
    • itself. Life is everywhere. The limited form is the hindrance. There
    • would be no forms if Life were not obstructed and arrested in its
    • forces which stream out in every direction. Form grows precisely out
    • example in the Christian Mystics.) The form is nothing else than the
    • surrendered its Life to the Form. (The old offices of the state were
    • poured into the old Form. What was formerly Life, later becomes Form
    • The fructification of Manes is today the Life of men. The Form is what
    • evolution was the Life of men. Now this is its outer shell, its form.
    • In the confluence of Life and Form, the other is given at the same
    • Christianity. Christianity will appear in its perfected form in the
    • Life as such overcomes every Form. It propagates itself through
    • Christianity and lives in all forms and confessions. Whoever seeks the
    • Christian Life will find it. It creates Forms and shatters Forms. But,
    • in addition, a form for the Christian Life of the Sixth Root Race must
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    • hover over innumerable, manifold sense-perceptible forms. When I think
    • and of which the concrete form is a mere representation. I could learn
    • sense-perceptible form leads me beyond itself; it can only be for me a
    • of geometrical forms and arithmetical relations of numbers, then he is
    • than that by reducing to mathematical formulae all natural
    • only after I have reduced it to mathematical formulae. To express by
    • such formulae the processes presented to the senses is the ideal of
    • mathematical formulae only what can be described and constructed
    • sense-perception in form, to formless thought. The idea of a triangle,
    • of a circle, etc., is still qualified by form, even though this form
    • is limited by finite form to that which does not yet possess any form,
    • but which contains within itself the possibility of form-creation,
    • forms of plants with the accuracy and clearness of mathematical
    • formula a multiplicity of single cases, so does Goethe seek for the
    • formless protoplant, and he endeavours to derive therefrom the actual
    • plant-forms just as the mathematician gets from an equation the
    • special forms of lines and surfaces. In these realms Goethe's trend of
    • plans by which the Occultist works upon the qualitative forms of life
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    • actions are performed by us. (Spiritually considered, of course, the
    • these kingdoms are present in quite a different form. They are not
    • present in the spiritual world in the form in which we know them here,
    • particles, is formed out of the Cosmos. For we ourselves prepare this
    • without further thought in the case of an egg forming within the hen.
    • But when the egg is forming within the hen the whole Cosmos is, in
    • physical form.
    • had been no Earth life we should be unable to form links with human
    • formed on Earth,
    • In what I have now told you, you have as it were the fundamental form
    • described. That is one form of knowledge of the spiritual world. The
    • difficulties than the first form of knowledge, which is easy to
    • Strange and grotesque as it may seem, the whole form of intercourse to
    • form of intercourse is exceedingly difficult. The dead are always
    • form of intercourse. On the physical plane we think that when anything
    • to explain how the head, in its physical form, can only be understood
    • aright when it is conceived as a complete transformation of the other
    • two forms of pain: egotistical pain in regard to the old, a pain
    • remembrance should take a more universal form, giving the child, who
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • possible; these lectures may not conform to literary standards, but
    • we find that this portion constitutes a fairly uniform, mushlike
    • whorls develop here. They continue to form in an artful way. In other
    • just as wrong for me to say that the brain has formed these
    • child begins to utter sounds, this uniform mush is transformed into
    • consonants. First they form the sound A; then they add
    • out of their crying children gradually manage to form words by adding
    • form these consonants? All you need to do is to pay attention to how
    • imitation. The more the child moves beyond the vowels formed in mere
    • activity, forms the brain. Just as a carver shapes a piece of wood or
    • there. In other words, the L produces forms in which one
    • the ability to speak, it became possible to know that the formation
    • convolution, which is beautifully formed, as I said before. On the
    • formation of the brain.
    • intelligent in later life, but more so, because I gradually transform
    • surface, the left cerebral convolution would be more artfully formed;
    • right-handed child. How is the brain of such a child being formed?
    • coat, so to speak, of blood vessels. Then nerve tracts begin to form.
    • for the consonants are formed in the experience of the surroundings.
    • was unformed mush. The mountains first had to be pulled out of this
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • expressed in the form of the spiritual sympathies and antipathies we
    • example, very beautiful descriptions of the outer forms of courageous
    • the effect is to transform the sense-process in the sense-region into
    • a kind of symbiosis occurs; when these life-processes form a unity,
    • when they are imbued with activity of soul, they form a unity. They
    • association. An inward community is formed by the processes of
    • and reproduction are united and also form a process embracing
    • in that form.
    • and yet a form of comprehension arises which has a certain similarity
    • transformed most if they are to be led back halfway to the Old Moon
    • physical world, have to be completely transformed if they are to
    • is actually present form a way back towards that reanimation of the
    • transformation of the senses. The life-processes, I said,
    • description which is intended to inform us about the appearance of
    • to convey information, we do not understand the poem. The poem is
    • be accompanied by life-processes which are ensouled, transformed in
    • this, that all the realms of the senses can be transformed in such a
    • be transformed in such a way that they appear as processes of the
    • have just heard here, though with him it takes the form of
    • abstract conceptual form, that can be traced in Schiller's
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  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • Goetheanism as an Impulse for Transformation ...
    • merely to write a literary essay, but to perform a political deed. At
    • the right form to the social institutions in which they lived. He asks
    • giving matter form. Through the formal pattern (Gestalt) that
    • these human beings form a social order, it will turn out to be a good
    • described, not in concepts, but in pictorial forms, open to various
    • not only in its form, but also in its content, very remote from
    • his “Tale” is evidently hinting at political forms?
    • question, or if life puts a task before me, I myself form a judgment,
    • the middle” who has the capacity to form a judgment and to act
    • religion or some other form of spiritual revelation and viewed as
    • transform it by my understanding; I take it into my soul, as I take
    • Thrones. Hence in your food you have something cosmically formative,
    • of teeth, for adolescence, and for the later transformations of the
    • system of legal regulations. Everything economic forms an independent
    • does: that the necessity of reason is transformed into inclination,
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • of time depends on the whole form and character of the individual
    • often presented to you in a Eurythmy performance. Here you can see how
    • feeling. For these always come back to us in a changed form. They
    • swim. Here then you may see how experiences can come back in the form
    • ego-consciousness receives then a new form. The child becomes capable
    • comes back in a more spiritual form, whereas in the second or third
    • always comes back in some form or other. You will probably remember
    • ready to form any idea of their reciprocal relation to the very realm
    • Impulse is not very noticeable in the concept-forming activity of our
    • the lines of abstract formulae solely because the Christ Impulse has
    • it returns to its source in a changed form. The sunlight does not go
    • So it is in reality with every form of light. And so it is with every
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • the Ego is associated with the intelligence and the faculty of forming
    • owe to the rays of the Sun the power which moulds the human form into
    • an image of the Ego. The forces which determine the human form from
    • rests there in the body of the mother and is given form by the Sun
    • say: the Sun forces give form to the human being from outside. The
    • metabolic system and work as it were by attraction upon the forming of
    • receives his shape and form from the Cosmos; he is an offspring of the
    • aeriform condition, are taken in by the human being and worked upon by
    • that is organically connected with the head. The formation of this
    • man can achieve nothing better than the forming of abstract concepts
    • the inner being of man, and it is only in connection with the forming
    • cosmic environment of the Earth. The crystallised forms of the metals
    • were given shape and form at a time when the Earth's forces were not
    • metals were formed within the Earth by the working of cosmic forces.
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    • understand why, for example, salt assumes a cubical form. True, these
    • perceive. Nor can they arise within this domain. The form of the eye
    • or of the ear — both the inward form and the outer configuration
    • form of the eye or of the ear is already planned and laid out as it
    • and a new birth builds up his own physical body in a spirit-form
    • form — the inner form for instance of an eye, or of an ear —
    • is formed and moulded by the work man does between death and a new
    • formed and created out of the super-sensible world; and only after it
    • has thus been formed can it undertake its task as a sense-organ —
    • Let us consider such a thing in detail. Observe the inner formation of
    • appears as a transformed knee-cap. Finally, that which passes from the
    • — a transformed metamorphosed limb. You might also describe it
    • formed. Coarsely you feel the ground with the sole of your foot, while
    • transformed, and this is one of them.
    • life, it is above all the head that is planned and formed. The other
    • the ear, transforms it and re-shapes it. And so it becomes the lower
    • these inner relationships of sound the human ear is formed. Hence we
    • principle of weight. Thus if we rightly understand how the form of man
    • world. We human beings are altogether formed in this way. Partly we
    • These transformations, however, not only take their course in the
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    • can now be used for formulating these riddles. But when these riddles
    • transform themselves into what they become in most young people today.
    • The capacity for forming judgments is blossoming at this time and
    • If a student is unable to formulate a question which he experiences
    • he can bring about such a formulation in class, and he must be able to
    • poisonous substances is produced by the unformulated questions. These
    • really to be broken down and transformed instead of created. Poisons
    • If we spend too much time pouring a mass of information over young
    • transformation of the courses one gives that the pedagogy must concern
    • every kind of social reform but within their souls actually bring
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • against All. The significance of forms in connection with future
    • the other hand, everything that is performed without regard to self, that
    • survived of the good old Freemasonry takes the form nowadays of charitable
    • science well knows in what way the human being can perform selfless actions
    • setting up a wave-movement here and causing it to take a particular form at
    • terrible form. Great and mighty forces will be let loose by the
    • before, why the “good and proper form” as it has been called,
    • the future by using the good old forms than by having to struggle out of
    • forms,” as they say ... but those forms have nevertheless a deep
    • together with a new knowledge into these forms, much good would accrue, for
    • form, however belong to the whole. The state of affairs today is that the
    • form, strife in the sphere of investment and profit, industrial
    • ennobled, this will lead to brutality in every possible form. This state of
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • formulas, science of the spirit provides something with which
    • formulated into concepts, whereas spiritual-scientific truths
    • coming to the point of definitely formulating questions as to
    • speculation and into the forming of all kinds of philosophies
    • dream transforms things in this way. Anxiety becomes terror,
    • body, then these pictures are formed out of life. For in
    • body. These dream pictures taken from ordinary life are formed
    • described may be called the formative forces of the cosmos,
    • the cosmic formative forces if we have first acquired
    • within these formative forces of the cosmos, within the cosmic
    • is everyone immersed, in sleep, in the formative forces of the
    • this life within the formative forces of the cosmos there are
    • the life of the cosmic formative forces. This means that, when
    • formative forces of the cosmos. It is as though we were
    • becomes indefinite and forms itself into a kind of sphere or
    • these lines of form to the apex, and back again. You would
    • would you experience the form, but also the inner forces. In
    • transformation. Christ, Who until the time of the Mystery of
    • death upon Himself, that is, assumed a human form in order to
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    • form, so as to make use of his senses. The relation of the external
    • music, which resounds in an individualised form in the human etheric
    • the senses and from the whole skin, is formed into a shell-like copy
    • then forms a kind of etheric organism which is compounded of the
    • influence one another mutually, and form an organism — the
    • bound to describe it as consisting simply of the forms of thoughts,
    • moment, one would draw of course lines, or coloured forms. But to
    • describe the substance of these lines or coloured forms one could only
    • individualised Logos. One cannot really say: this forming of
    • individual form, expressing in an inner Word, that can be perceived
    • the ears of our fellow men, is as if transformed, turned inwards
    • work together to form a structure that lies towards the front of man,
    • forming the Lotus-flowers — man finds his connection with the
    • streaming, flowing, resounding, speaking activity, and form the human
    • formed and made individual, which shines and warms and sounds and
    • the forms of the physical body. During sleep he lives with the etheric
    • the spiritual beings, in accordance with the forms of the physical
    • again. The human being must not live on after death in those forms
    • spiritual Form can be found in this way. And these full spiritual
    • Forms are the only real things in the universe. In the old dreamy
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    • external physical, but to spiritual forms, — agree with
    • Christ Being has of course assumed the forms which were suited to the
    • the Christ which later formed the content of the doctrines of the
    • origin of man led us back to a form still hovering in spiritual
    • spiritual form, gradually descended to become the material being we
    • forms, whereas Spiritual Science leads us back to forms which more
    • lives, so that they can say: ‘In comparison to my former life
    • whereby the soul can be transformed into an instrument for perceiving
    • sanctuaries of learning as we should say to-day — performed for
    • and mythologies have preserved information, stepped forth upon the
    • Divinity is the creative formative impulse.’ Now however he
    • is revealed to men in its complete form. Only when man senses
    • obstacles which hinder him from seeing the world in its true form.
    • will realise, after he has thus formed a photographic image of the
    • light.” Just as the eye is formed by the light and the
    • overcomes himself shall he so come into his own that the form he has
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • we realise that its impulse has already made itself felt in the form
    • impulse of which we shall speak lived in Richard Wagner in the form of
    • which he does not see. But if a successful operation is performed upon
    • in the form of ritual to the eyes of the spectators. And what they saw
    • and art arose. Truth was expressed in the form of art, in
    • action and the music — albeit in a form not always understood. I
    • of our ancient forefathers whose form was very unlike our own. As I
    • connection with Nature, wisdom is uniform among them, for they live
    • This was a theme which Richard Wagner could reproduce in the form of
    • could no longer work through a wisdom possessed uniformly by all men;
    • in evolution: love that is dependent upon uniformity of flesh and
    • freedom. The former represented the power of Jehovah, whose
    • in simple dialogue form what the pupils of the Grail were made to
    • gaze — these together form the cross. To the pupils of the Grail
    • transformed. The idea living in the minds of the Knights of the Grail
    • ideal was known as the Holy Grail the transformed reproductive organs
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    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • The information contained in text-books on the history of philosophy
    • eyes of men was brought down in more ancient times merely in the form
    • in the form of revelation. There is no fundamental difference between
    • already beginning to assume a more intellectual form. Now in those
    • We can form some idea of how such men were wont to speak, if we study
    • although it no longer exists in that form to-day, indeed cannot do so
    • form it afterwards assumed, but adhered to all the more firmly because
    • Jesus in the form of an abstract dogma laid down by the Councils and
    • of Isis, performing all the ritual acts still possible at that time,
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • Everything which comes from other directions and seeks to transform
    • goal of transforming social life in a real and true way, and this can
    • “lack of guilt”. Even if we discard the most extreme form
    • we develop in the physical world in the form of SPIRITUAL LIFE. It
    • form of impulses. In the same way in which we bring along with us
    • life in the form of love for humanity and brotherliness. These forces
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • form of a plan with real ideas relating to those things which can at
    • everything which has thus been given in a schematic form. We already
    • recollect that man’s physical body, in the form in which it
    • underwent a constant transformation. It was gradually
    • transformed under the influence of the processes which were taking
    • place: it was transformed through the fact that the etheric body was
    • body has been transformed through the fact that the etheric body
    • Spirits of the Will or the Thrones, so the transformation during
    • transformation during, the Moon-epoch through the Spirits of
    • Movement. The transformation during the Earth-epoch, that is to say,
    • Form, This is a most significant fact, which we must bear in mind.
    • form, the form which is most appropriate to it. During the Moon
    • adapted to it. The form which was most suited to it, is a gift of the
    • Spirits of Form, and is in keeping with the fact that an Ego had to
    • earthly body, which has a physical form, has been formed in such a
    • Spirits of Form gave the human physical body the form which it
    • have received their forms later. If you read the more intimate
    • their forms at that time. They are described with a certain mobility.
    • kingdoms of Nature have received their stable forms through the
    • Spirits of Form, during the Earth-epoch. Let us now contemplate the
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  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • the life of the human soul which express themselves in the forms of
    • sacred buildings and give birth to new forms as the evolution of
    • motifs of the windows in the Goetheanum expressed in the form of
    • themselves in the forms of sacred buildings and give birth to new
    • forms as the evolution of humanity advances. The forms of
    • Material through new forms which through metamorphoses from within,
    • great building of wood, with its hand-carved, weaving forms and
    • rented in Munich for performances of these Mystery Plays had brought
    • chosen by the Association formed for the purpose of carrying this
    • forms, the colours and so on. For in those times the Gods themselves
    • is afforded by the forms of temples belonging to the Second
    • original form can only be dimly pictured or reconstructed from the
    • Akasha Chronicle. Something reminiscent of their forms did indeed
    • have little information to give on the subject. But if, assuming that
    • Riddle.” The upward-rising form of the pyramid in which there
    • any rate, a façade is indicated only in the form of a riddle
    • presented to us. In the interior, as well as information on manifold
    • dynamic power, of inner forces weaving in the forms, it is whole and
    • embodied, within Earth-existence. This is expressed in the whole form
    • minds of the Faithful; and every one of the forms in the space we
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    • teaching exists in a very beautiful form. This was the result brought
    • teaching into a new form. A less definite doctrine of reincarnation
    • racial stock was grafted upon the former Turanian people who in
    • revival, in a new form, of the ancient magical achievements.
    • in the first place — and these form what is known as the ancient
    • Rome) The task of these Initiates was to take in hand the formation of
    • passions. This takes place in forms adapted to the different peoples
    • its civilization to carry the outer form of organization out on to the
    • personal in its highest form, given expression on the physical plane
    • people who had received the highest form of the law, were of such a
    • existing forms, taking the form of the law from the theocratic State,
    • from Judaism. Judaism could not accept the new form. It had its
    • own, which was the highest existing form of the law. But Christ had
    • the physical plane. Therefore He uttered His wisdom through the form
    • this idea very life. The Christ is given form in the Jewish
    • The Jews provide form for Christ
    • Jerusalem and had a definitely Roman form. In Rome, the physical
    • Rishis who now experience the teaching in a Christian form and want
    • From this stems the adaptation of the original form in which Christianity
    • that man himself is born out of these constellations, in conformity
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    • unconscious and unformulated. It was a time of questioning, when
    • as modern Science conceives; for within the outer form, however like
    • would come down and would take on a human form. And they knew that
    • what human souls had formerly experienced in their pre-earthly life,
    • form, so that man could see Him and behold Him, and future History
    • earthly life. Now He could say to His disciples upon Earth: In former
    • in a tragic situation. For when he unites his soul with that form of
    • It is no formula devised by human cleverness: the
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    • difference it makes to man whether the words he speaks are formed in
    • sounds of his words and into the whole way the sounds were formed and
    • forming of words. But in order to study the times when man's
    • interested him, and he formed his words accordingly. So that in those
    • enabled them to put the speech-forming power into human life on
    • then their speech-forming power flows no longer out of Intuition but
    • out of this Inspiration they pour down to Earth the speech-forming
    • of will, as in former times, we have now a language of feeling. We
    • into the whole way in which a Greek thinks and forms his ideas.
    • detect in the speech-forming power of man the element of Inspiration,
    • speech-forming faculty, he retains the Inspirations longer. Dates can
    • past the pictures of the speech-forming power, — for that is
    • present flow of the speech-forming power. And inasmuch as speech now
    • changes from one form of life into another. The actual event of death
    • the possibility of forming Imaginations from above. Consequently Man
    • to be noted if we want to form a true picture of the significance of
    • Archangels lost the possibility of forming Imaginations from the
    • living Christ Impulse, the speech-forming power.
    • language-forming power. A quite new kind will begin to work. I have
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • of this mystery took many different forms but no essential purpose
    • respective merits of two epochs of time, or of forming an opinion of
    • thought is formal, short-winded, often inconsistent. Men should
    • into Western culture in its most characteristic form. As a matter of
    • inform themselves about the dark secrets of existence. The
    • highly spiritual form of knowledge has become corrupt; the life of
    • the material world in an Ahrimanic form and were applied not only on
    • through the centuries to our own day, an Ahrimanic form of magic
    • Ahrimanic beings who practise an earthly, materialised form of magic.
    • this cosmic background the faculty of thought in its pure form began
    • the earthly world and apply them in an earthly, Ahrimanic form of
    • inwardly active form of thought. This astral world was ever-present
    • provided by magic arts which are the debased, materialised form of
    • their present state, the goat-form which constitutes the lower part
    • half bear-, half goat-like in form, with semi-human countenances
    • made to consummate a union between a certain form of magic and
    • incomprehensible to the modern mind. Luciferic elements in the form
    • these cloud-like, spiritual forms seem to gather together into a mass
    • form has coarsened to a bear-like form and the further West they come
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    • all know, we are formed of solid matter only to a very small extent.
    • choice. We form our friendships for ourselves, likewise our other
    • the Monism that is formed by the working together of the living and
    • physical in a more inward way. In former times, the outer life was
    • into us from within, whereas they formerly worked into us from
    • transformed into inner feeling. Even if all the ideas developed in
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    • myths. They brought to expression in the form of a myth what they
    • are formed about the origin of myths, the creation of mythology,
    • sometimes how myths have been formed among neighbouring peoples of
    • them in the form of myth.
    • through the Gate of Death and in new form experiences new destinies
    • have often already expressed it in another form — that is
    • being again which had the complete form of Osiris. She then gave to
    • hand, what the Egyptians in a certain sense formed as their highest
    • The point is not merely to form concepts, the point is that one is
    • able to form concepts that connect one with reality; the especially
    • for the Greek consciousness? To form even an historical concept of
    • to conduct his affairs he took on all sorts of forms, did he not —
    • of the being of Zeus — please note exactly how I form the
    • will examine the words a little, so that we can form an idea of what
    • did the Greek form this conception — that there was once a
    • as a super-sensible being — why did the Greek form this concept?
    • man's forming of concepts, his observation and perception were
    • ideas they formed of the Gods. Thus they looked back to Zeus, Hera,
    • has been left; the fluid in man that can take a drop formation; that
    • could transform the sulphur through Imagination into reality, if he
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    • taken, not from animal or earthly forms, but from the
    • form, as signs — such signs then are images of Imaginations.
    • find the corpse; that means to find the picture-script transformed
    • himself out of the atmosphere. Formerly he had seen it outside; now
    • more concrete form of the Osiris-Isis-myth: it is universal wisdom in
    • etherically, by having perceived it formerly as it were, outside, and
    • experience in its concrete form I have described for you with
    • formerly I saw in Imaginations. The air transmits to me the true
    • man.’ In the doctrine of the Old Testament this was transformed
    • only the air, but man himself has become coarser. That which formerly
    • the Nymph Egeria to receive information from her as to how he should
    • form over the earth today, without people having any idea of how out
    • A former age could
    • had grown to such a pitch that they asked themselves: When I form a
    • as it were, what as a child they had formerly perceived; they
    • That was supposed to have been the cross of former times.
    • the sign is this: man in the form of a cross. People today know so
    • Imaginations. One could say in another form: Osiris must become
    • find forms of experience which are common to the dead and the
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    • uniform source; they have very different origins, and we bear much
    • speak in common have formed the individually sounding languages,
    • all the deepest thoughts the Egyptians were able to form about the
    • inscription once stood on the veiled form at Sais. In fact the
    • genuine form she could accept it again from a group of spirits who
    • the ancient Isis must take on quite a different form.
    • spiritual science, to transform the cow-horns, so that even the paper
    • someone came before the provisional form of the statue of the new
    • living between birth and death, if one can form a few ideas of the
    • the force of the thought, the force of the idea in a new form. It
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    • quite a wrong interpretation. As the priests transformed the
    • very great, greater from a certain aspect than they were in former
    • the spring, the autumn, and he formed his concepts accordingly. And
    • as modern humanity forms its abstract, its straw-like abstract,
    • post-Atlantean period, the Cancer-culture, mankind formed concepts
    • abstractions one cannot form much idea of the intimate relation
    • different from the earlier forms of knowing. In this epoch
    • Aries-civilization formed a special relation to the surrounding world
    • more terrible than formerly, yet they are stragglers, out of date. We
    • made a complete revolution. What man had formerly received from the
    • post-Atlantean periods. Hence Jupiter has to perform the same service
    • to man in the fifth epoch as Mars had to perform in the fourth. And
    • with the human head, the human countenance, the human word-formation.
    • then through the Jupiter force one transforms the force coming from
    • form judgments in the way I have described: If I have one coin, then
    • at all is stated in the form, in the definite form, in which the
    • quite a different formulation, in fact in a reasonable formulation!
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    • transformations. Now we have already described in what sense I a
    • growing older was connected with a transformation of the soul and
    • from what lucid conceptions men have spoken formerly of science and
    • for instance, forms the spiritual challenge of the anthroposophical
    • etheric body or the body of formative forces, and then the astral
    • of formative forces, we see that we bear it within us between birth
    • blood and bones. We carry in us this etheric body of formative
    • ever older, the etheric or body of formative forces is old when we
    • transformed, and that one reacts to what one takes in just as the
    • what it will be like in later centuries; for them the right form will
    • crude materialistic form in which it appears today, attempts to force
    • our Group, in all his forms. If the false freedom of thought, which
  • Title: Lecture VI: Ancient Myths
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    • physical form that wanders about before our eyes as man — far,
    • say: Not only can one recognize in the human form, in the physical
    • of soul. One must only develop a feeling that this human form is a
    • spherical form. If one desires to express in a diagram what the human
    • head is, we can say: man is ruled by the spherical form (see
    • as a sphere, so one can picture the rest of man in such a form as
    • this (see diagram: moon form), only, of course, the two circles must
    • really conceive of man so — as spherical form and as moon-form.
    • meets us in its globular form, an image of the whole cosmos, as the
    • confronts us is externally complete. All that is spiritual has formed
    • slowly, is destined to transform the head-knowledge gradually into
    • call him the heart-man — to transform head-knowledge into
    • transform head-knowledge into heart-knowledge than to assimilate the
    • is transformed through what ascends from man as heart-warmth or love.
    • been transformed into heart-knowledge because people — I
    • transformed into heart-knowledge. And that is precisely the task
    • transformed into heart-knowledge. A real miracle will happen if
    • head-knowledge is transformed into heart-knowledge! One is completely
    • if it is transformed into what can flow to the head from the rest of
    • will be linked a complete transforming which can be felt by one who
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    • two-fold form something of the solution of the world-riddle. In
    • more deeply of the formula: The world as totality is a riddle, and
    • solution of the world-riddle. So this is a very serviceable formula:
    • we regard man's external physical form, we can distinguish in it the
    • its spherical form as an image of the whole cosmos, not only as a
    • starry heaven is at work to bring about the form, the shaping, the
    • case of man, it is with the formation of his head that the whole
    • ancestors is not the form of the head nor its inner forces, and that
    • the instreaming forces. Hence its formation and development are
    • be brought into a formula, into an essentially important formula. For
    • physical matter. Since our head has been formed and shaped by the
    • space, in order to form its spiritual element. And whilst our
    • Spiritual-Science, since we know that the Earth will be transformed
    • piece what is to form this new planetary existence. We human beings —
    • these two Zurich performances by Pulver and Reinhart have really
    • Swiss first performances by Pulver and Reinhart were discussed, where
    • not always held good. That we may be informed at least about the most
    • different form. (You can read in
    • time, so that man can find on earth what he formerly received from
    • about nature is far more spiritual than what was formerly known. What
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    • One. No person is held qualified to form a judgment on the contents
    • is an aggregate of what I would call form structures. This aggregate
    • of form structures, becoming ever more widely diffused, actually
    • human beings who have lived in former times. That which through our
    • impulses; and with the form it has acquired as the result of these
    • takes place a kind of union between the metamorphosed, transformed
    • follow this up in the outer human form, if we look at the being of
    • on earth, is really formed from two directions. I have described to
    • Figuratively speaking, it approaches in the form of a hollow sphere,
    • transformed astral body, and the ego after having completed the
    • skin-sense formation, is organized by the earth.
    • intellect, our power of forming mental pictures, is deeply akin and
    • of forming mental pictures points in fact to our previous earth life.
    • We acquire this power of forming mental pictures by virtue of the
    • been formed from without as a skin-sense organ. The rest of the
    • circuit of the former astral body, and our will organization, which
    • just in our head organization something formed by the macrocosm, we
    • thus referred to our former earth lives.
    • thought that some kind of evolution, some nerves underlie the forming
    • processes which had formed his brain really point back to former
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  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking.
    • THE FORMING OF DESTINY IN SLEEPING AND WAKING
    • We can most easily form an accurate conception of the way in which
    • the child's consciousness does not take a form which can be
    • animals make uniform use of their four limbs, whereas in the human
    • If you can perceive how a human being speaks, how he forms his words,
    • qualities of speech. The forming of the words, the nuances of tone,
    • the Ego involved in what the human being performs with his limbs,
    • Spiritualism is veritably the most extreme form of materialism. It is
    • imbued with the Spiritual, in the form of idealism.
    • sleeping state as an echo of what has been performed by arms and legs
    • satisfied with what I have performed with my arms and legs.’
    • human being works at the formation of his own karma. He weaves it
    • needs for its texture. He weaves the threads that are formed out of
    • these are creative forces in the forming and shaping of karma.
    • being formulates in thought — something that has nothing to do
    • Again, when through universal human love a man forms a real link with
    • judgments that he forms — satisfaction or dissatisfaction with
    • the actions performed by legs and hands. This cannot be achieved by
    • condition and for our moral forces to perform their true functions in
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    • must make our ideas plastic and form quite a different conception of
    • former epochs of history from that to which we are accustomed to-day.
    • in Italy Goethe begins to see the transformation of leaf into petal
    • they observed the changes and transformations taking place
    • the world. The Greeks formed a picture of the world by contemplating
    • When Schiller had conquered his former dislike of Goethe and had
    • itself. The poet of modern times has to give language artistic form
    • were revealed in this poetic form of speech, mysteries which cannot
    • element by which the sounds of speech themselves were formed and
    • oriental civilisation points to former conditions of life in its
    • the form in which it still exists in the East — points to a
    • listen to the words uttered by another human being, we can form an
    • it is necessary for us to transform our attitude of soul if we are to
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    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • different form.
    • form of mysticism which simply calls up memories in a different garb
    • present in any healthy life of soul and which forms a boundary
    • it takes its start from faculties of ordinary life, but transforms
    • organ, allowing the formative forces of the soul to express
    • illusory form ... When a man has this experience as a result of
    • of this oppression all that was previously within us in the form of
    • the ether body, or the body of formative forces.
    • member which works at the forming of the earthly body, is discovered
    • All the faculties that were formerly his, remain, and he can at any
    • moment, and at will, look back to what formed part of his
    • in a form that is intelligible at every point to ordinary healthy
    • practised over in Asia as a decadent form of Yoga, by men whose
    • way, but deliberately and systematically; he transformed the ordinary
    • which I have here described in the form in which it is suitable for
    • the body of formative forces working in us during earthly
    • existence. This body of formative forces has now been suppressed and
    • in and through the ether-body or body of formative forces, just as
    • formative forces although its life lies in other worlds. And when we
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    • The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages
    • The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and
    • Europe in the form of an ancient wisdom, from what could still be
    • super-sensible vision. This older form of wisdom, the last echoes of
    • evinced that the older form of spirituality had ceased to exist and
    • traditional form. Aristotle is aware of this older form of wisdom; he
    • super-sensible form. This stage, of not being able to connect any
    • accepts what the Catholic Church presents to him in the form of
    • the form of dogmas, that is to say, of intellectual forms of thought.
    • in the form of memories. It was no longer possible to gain an insight
    • their capacity of forming concepts by studying the conceptual
    • scholastics it was a conceptual form with clearly defined outlines,
    • things were altogether considered as forming part —
    • the form which this development took on just about the middle of the
    • other form of materialism which has come to the fore in spiritism,
    • laws. This forms part of what has been achieved from 1840 onwards.
    • “as-if principle”, in the form which it took on in a
    • things in the form of intellectual concepts and these things had
    • the super-sensible. Man himself, in the form in which he appears
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    • conveyed, in this comprehensive form, a picture of the world. You
    • Haeckel had formed a world-conception; he was one of those who
    • know anything about the possibility of forming a conception of the
    • unfolded in its most perfect form before the natural-scientific
    • regard to all the thought-forms connected with what the human beings
    • dwindling minority. Indeed, formulated concepts may be found there,
    • feelings. What we experience in the form of feelings, is permeated by
    • lives in a corporeal form within the sentient part of man? Rhythm:
    • element of the instincts. This has been formed, if I may use this
    • symptomatic form, it reflects itself in what I have already
    • formed the foundation of what has kindled instincts in a spiritual
    • Outside, is everything which forms the object of man's thoughts. (A
    • nineteenth century, with the particular form of materialism which has
    • the proof of every form of unsocial and anti-social life.
    • which are given in the form of spiritual-scientific ideas, from out a
    • the form in which we can understand it, if we allow things to take
    • which forms part of materialism has furthered human development in
    • transformed itself into the intellectualistic, materialistic
    • throughout our life this moment is contained within us in the form of
    • see, an older and more instinctive form of wisdom could feel
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    • forces never go lost, but transform themselves. Natural science
    • life; it admits that forces do not go lost, but merely transform
    • spiritual world, which are needed to create the forms and the
    • pertains to the physical body only if we realise that its forms
    • heavenly forces of imagination are transformed into life-forces
    • Thus we cannot speak of our etheric body merely as a misty form, but
    • we should rather speak of it as a microcosmic form reflecting
    • as a specially perfect form. When we are born, our etheric body
    • already explained to you how wonderful are the imaginative forms
    • nationalism were to spread out exclusively in the form of passion,
    • is built in such a way that its forms are an artistic expression of
    • forms themselves reveal.
    • can only say, resembling) a human head. It is really formed in such a
    • and become his larynx. The lobe of the larynx grows upwards and forms
    • formed by the forehead. On the other side, we can see two
    • a form that, as a whole resembles a transformed human countenance.
    • The wings, larynx and ear are one form. We may therefore say that
    • should be transformed into something artistic. We should therefore
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    • lifeless nature are all, to begin with, given form. That which exists
    • on earth without form, in lifeless nature, is really cloven asunder.
    • which we do not find in crystallised form, but formless, in dust and
    • builds them up into that form which is peculiar to its own nature.
    • say: Out there in nature, everything has its form, its configuration.
    • When man takes in these forms, he dissolves them. This is one form of
    • the process which goes on in man’s organism. The forms, as they
    • the substances have been absorbed and transmuted into fluid, forms
    • then give it form again. When we eat substances drawn from plants,
    • they are dissolved and then inwardly reformed, not, this time, in the
    • salt. It was dissolved and re-formed in his etheric body but he was
    • thought-experience of the formative process undergone by the salt.
    • he experienced as imaginations, as dreamlike imaginations, were forms
    • forms, cosmic configurations.
    • inner experience to him that salt is cubic in form. He was obliged to
    • on earth. And man again gives form to these cosmic thoughts in his
    • re-forming process undergone by substance within the organism of man.
    • embodied in the crystal-formations of the earth, to which man gives
    • form in his etheric body and consciously experiences - such was the
    • the Logos is working. The crystal-formations of the earth are the
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    • of transformation, in a special course of development. We know that
    • do with a particular forming of man's etheric body, during a very old
    • time of development in India; a particular forming of the astral body
    • formerly were those incarnated souls — into the fifth
    • formations in certain parts of the body. These names mean far more
    • (which is quite true, as far as an altogether external form of
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    • Spiritual and Social Transformations in Human Evolution
    • Spiritual and Social Transformations in Human Evolution
    • whereby he can act upon and transform external nature.”
    • is able to know and experience in the material world. To form an idea
    • same form of physical life beyond this time in the sixth or seventh
    • Although there is not complete conformity between the way in which,
    • formulating what happens here in the physical world.
    • concerned to formulate something they have experienced in such a way
    • formulate things as they want them to be, in the way that suits
    • information about Anthroposophy.] They certainly do not. For
    • ordinary form, they like to get hold of something new; but for all
    • hence they found Anthroposophy more opportune than some other form of
    • time in such ugly forms is simply this: People realise that here it
    • the formula current at universities were once realities. The title,
    • is as free as are those forms out of which, in architecture,
    • things shall be said not through words alone, but also through forms.
    • Men should feel that here, through these forms, something different
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    • evolution of humanity, science, art, and religion formed a harmonious
    • picture form, in the way that was possible in those times. That way
    • not merely by being communicated in words, but through forms which
    • formative activity in tones and in words — an art which also
    • Movement will become clear if we take our start from the forms in
    • assumed forms that do not really enable it to instil into its
    • Golgotha, from the consciousness that the Christ Being Who formerly
    • teach and perform the duties of pastors, but above all those —
    • I pointed out that it was a matter of forming communities; that what
    • by forming communities in which heart and soul and spirit work
    • drawn into the forms of thinking and ideation prevailing in various
    • world. When I gave this advice I never performed a ritualistic act
    • ceremonies, how they have to be performed. That was necessary. And
    • only gave advice. The one who started it, the one who performed the
    • very first ceremony in this Movement, performed it under my guidance,
    • religious Movement into a real spiritual community in a form suited
    • of itself, that it has formed — not, it is true, the content of
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    • pass through births and deaths and take on a special form of
    • existence between birth and death, in order to assume another form of
    • the senses. We then proceed, by studying that form of organisation
    • complicated structure, formed during long periods of development that
    • That form of
    • contemplation and ordinary science, in the form in which it now lives
    • descriptions contained in our spiritual science — were formed
    • formed our stomach, or everything that exists, spatially speaking,
    • possess was still formed from outside. Since that time, we have
    • super-sensible world has formed it, and when we look upon the physical
    • world, to begin with, as a form, — we return to the earth only
    • most spiritual form, this spiritually conceived idea would give you
    • death, we dive down with lightning speed into that which forms our
    • physical body in the form of super-sensible forces. We are
    • something that forms part of it.
    • elementary forms of description only enable us to explain
    • really requires to be explained in the form of images. In order to
    • with our physical body. Our recollections rise up in the form of
    • life-experiences now rise up in the form of imaginations. We can only
    • experience these things? — In the form of thoughts, connected
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    • express the fact that this form of consciousness once existed in a
    • time the human being was really formed out of these three soul-parts
    • mentioned to you: a uniform character of the soul, a soul-element
    • expressing this uniform character in the qualities of its character,
    • Graeco-Byzantine culture into Slavism, a particular form of the
    • of Golgotha, to a uniform soul-essence and may thus prepare these
    • souls having a uniform character for Christianity, and on the other
    • form, resembling an inspiration or an influence coming from the
    • Mystery of Golgotha, in the form in which it went out of the
    • form, the strivings after unity, in the manner in which they existed
    • case with nations. A nation is not an entirely uniform, homogeneous
    • remnant of the formerly great and widely spread nation) had souls
    • that possessed, in addition to a certain ancient form of
    • that lives upon the earth in the form of watery element, of liquid,
    • time is the earthly element, the Ego-forming element. When another
    • in its relation to man, only if we can contemplate the forms that we
    • thoughtless manner, but if we are able to understand what these forms
    • instance: The face has certain definite forms; flesh and air contact
    • the threshold of consciousness and the Spirits of Form have not in
    • vain set definite forms into Nature. It is possible to grasp the
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    • indeed in a not too distant future, that older forms have come down
    • impulses and from the religious forms in which man's moral life finds
    • he longs to flee received their present form from the fact that man
    • super-sensible realm as the basis of knowledge. Externalized forms of
    • person impelled to regard these forms as subhuman rather than as
    • comes a second, one already contained in seed form in the first. It
    • three people once joined forces and formed the executive committee of
    • his will into channels formed by the way things have developed in
    • formed groups of this sort and sent out good thoughts, escaping from
    • another, violently compulsive form, and so we need not be surprised
    • have had to call away individuals who formerly guided activities in
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    • we thus remember a man and our former meeting with him?
    • of the etheric body are transformed into memory pictures. These light
    • grown man is very clever today] that the clever man can form an opinion
    • will be forbidden that is said otherwise than in the form patented and
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    • were just as enclosed within the limits of a certain form of growth
    • in embryonic form as with a bean. The bean grows from the seed in any
    • of forming an idea of this participation is to get to know a fact
    • have basically retained the same form. If, however, you compare the
    • which they could take something in and transform their nature. All
    • mental picture we have formed of an external impression, and now have
    • that happens, however, happens in conformity to law. Everything that
    • remains behind, but in a concentrated form. The astral body is the
    • sculptors and overseers working on the form of the life to come. For
    • man largely spends his time in Devachan working on the new form he is
    • groundwork for his future form. The life in Devachan is always spent
    • prototype of his next form. He forms this prototype by working into
    • forgetting assume a slightly different form. They change in such a
    • another form, and arise before man in the Akashic Record. Then he
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    • incumbent upon men to form each lecture so that it is part of a
    • medicine, irrespective of its various forms, still makes itself felt
    • you will know that definite forms of chronic illnesses are connected
    • national character and therefore take quite different forms. Thus for
    • will see that any form of one-sidedness must be avoided in the field
    • strongest justification for this form of illness and should not be
    • five different forms of human illness, that stem from the ego, the
    • a modern form, you must realise that this wisdom is, in some
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    • shape was formed differently, and both sexes were in a way contained
    • within it undifferentiated. We can form an external picture of the
    • individualities, which expresses itself in the multiformity of life
    • before the arising of the sexes. A great uniformity was there then.
    • say the earthy nature of the earth intensified, this uniformity
    • became less and less capable of transforming himself through the
    • everything that formerly helped to form man came from the
    • incarnates he comes down from the Devachanic world and forms his
    • human form. You have before you a human form, a human phantom
    • has taken antimony, you have before you a human form of very finely
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    • protective measures. This revolt is usually in the form of a
    • can see, then, that spiritual science helps us to form a judgment of
    • external form, it can be classified in species according to the
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    • up to form a deeper understanding of the being of man and various
    • movements of the planetary spheres that form a correlated system —
    • matter of course that man in his inner rhythm conformed with outer
    • us come back to the clock. In a certain respect this also conforms to
    • absolutely conformed to cosmic relationships. Man really was a clock.
    • And if he had not conformed to the cosmic situation, exactly the same
    • man's. In spiritual matters they conform absolutely to the cosmic
    • earth in his present form he fell out of this rhythm, hence the lack
    • without rhythm. Just as his inner life was formed from outside
    • covered with this basic formula of spiritual science. Think of the
    • the transformation of the three lower members: the third into the
    • count those that form the foundation of these, namely the physical
    • spiritualised form at the fifth stage as Jupiter, the Sun at the
    • transformed and spiritualised. So that here too, when we look at the
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    • beyond it. This is the moment you form the intention of getting rid
    • this good resolution forms a bond of attraction between B and A and
    • that we form connections with a great number of people in one life,
    • particular example. In Kamaloca we form the intention of carrying out
    • heredity, and is capable of re-forming the organism during the course
    • through our line of heredity. Its delicate convolutions are formed in
    • its effect. This effect appears in the form of some illness, and here
    • unfit to perform the task, is rebuilt through the illness so as to be
    • capable of performing it, although by the time the illness is over it
    • development. In order that the soul develops the power to form an
    • ancient time in which man came into being in his present form, the
    • therefore also capable of producing wrong formations of his organs
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    • at what moment this kernel of individuality can start its formative
    • to transform man's organism, assuming that circumstances are normal,
    • gradually transforms the organism, so that it becomes not only the
    • animal has a group soul, or we could say a group ego. Its form is
    • definite form, a form that is complete in itself? This is because
    • this form is imprinted upon it out of the astral world, and
    • essentially it has to keep it. Man has a form, which, as we have
    • stressed many a time, contains as it were all the other animal forms
    • within it as a harmonious whole. But this harmonious human form, the
    • animal body. It must not have such a rigid form as an animal body. We
    • compare that with the mobile human form, with its change of gesture,
    • him to imprint his own form on himself because his ego dwells within
    • we can see the way his particular individual soul forms itself more
    • still has this mobility because man can give himself his own form
    • itself in an external form like laughter and weeping.
    • all that forms man is in continuous development. That man has the
    • that cannot adapt themselves to the forms of the astral body, then
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    • man takes on a different form in different regions of the earth.
    • begun to acquire a form that is anything like our present-day one. We
    • Man could only acquire his present-day form because the sun shone on
    • descend, as it were, and to incarnate in a physical human form in
    • consisted of transparent forms that were therefore not actually
    • physical form they showed a lower form of humanity. They lived in an
    • strings from above, the deeds they performed were perfectly
    • belonged to a number of forms below. Up in the North they were group
    • take on the physical human form of the Lemurian people.
    • migrated to Atlantis, the human body evolved its form to the extent
    • acquired this form in the regions corresponding to the present
    • confined to rigid forms, and the highly developed human beings, those
    • of transformation. Just at the time when Atlantis began to sink there
    • of soul, and were a race of little men, and the giant forms who were
    • we see that in Atlantean times the human body could still form itself
    • on the form which enabled it to mould all the organs, heart, brain,
    • representing combinations: those on European soil, forming the root
    • bring the right form of culture to each different shade of the
    • but it happens again in ever new forms. The anthroposophical movement
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    • the bell do not immediately combine to form the thought that the bell
    • within it. The plant emerges from the seed, forms its physical body,
    • transformed more and more by education and life, and it will have
    • Here you have the plant before you in another form, as a small seed.
    • interpenetrate to form the physical, and the spiritual
    • our ego. Henceforth, however, they will need what is formed by the
    • thought, aesthetic judgment or the fulfillment of duty, forms a
    • not have been able to perform any action that can be created out of
    • connections into which he is placed so as to form the foundation for
    • educated by all manner of circumstances; these influence him and form
    • metamorphosis into different forms, but the old is perfected and
    • prove itself to be something new, will continually build new forms
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    • is not enough to form a simple concept or give an ordinary definition
    • the content of which was first given in the form of lectures, before the
    • fatal, but his whole being was transformed. There are many such
    • world-karma. The man was chosen to perform a task of special
    • higher knowledge will be attained by one who attempts to formulate it
    • we form for ourselves by means of our intellect, so in the spiritual
    • fact that mutual relationships are continually being formed between
    • the life after death in a kind of formula, although as our language
    • long as we are out of the body. If we have formed an erroneous
    • feelings they form the basis for a new conception of life. A monistic
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    • the gate of death we can make compensation in some form for
    • views of the world. But it is through what is thereby formed in our
    • universal”. It is also true that a great transformation will
    • relationship which ensures freedom from any still imperfect form of
    • sphere does not appear empty to us but that the deeds He performed
    • etheric body shall be rightly formed in his next incarnation. The
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    • Anthroposophy in the upper consciousness may take the form of longing
    • first, the same as was formed during our existence on Earth and we
    • the form of longing in the subconsciousness. It does not necessarily
    • possibilities; this may not be in the form of definite ideas but of
    • use of a differently formed body, just as the message from Berlin to
    • to a quite different planetary existence. The particular formation of
    • very little relationship with the former earthly body.
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    • remembrance of what had formerly been direct vision. By the time of
    • form of an oval (A) but during sleep divides into two parts (B), one
    • Ego-aura seems to envelop the human form.
    • information available to one who studies ancient records or records
    • are still well-informed about the starry sky will steadily decrease.
    • You can form an idea of this experience by picturing
    • with it. You then form an idea of the rose. It was in this way that
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch of the faculty of judgement and the formation
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    • tree in the form of an anthroposophical Christmas study — a
    • he performed towards the end of the sixteenth century. This deed is
    • continued to work, perceptible to those who through some form of
    • propagating Buddhism in its old form, for he too had advanced with
    • to be transmitted of the old form of Buddhism came to expression in
    • Christian form. It may truly be said that when the Buddha had become
    • great transformation which could have been achieved only by
    • industry only, of external forms of culture on the Earth.
    • to be formed entirely under the influence of certain old Mars forces
    • the souls of men. But this would have led to the formation of a class
    • of participating in external, material forms of civilisation. These
    • sound natural scientific principles, to formulate ideas and concepts
    • in the sphere of the Earth as he had formerly worked in the Mystery
    • of Christmas gift, certain information about Christian Rosenkreutz.
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    • correspondence between the true form of man and those faculties. The
    • human form stems from the Spirits of Form. These Spirits are opposed
    • to the Ego. The bodily organs are pervaded by the Spirits of Form
    • experience connected with Buddha in the form that is right for the
    • spreading in the world in the form of occult teachings, of Spiritual
    • presentation of Christianity in its more advanced form?
    • to the further transformation undergone by the human being between
    • much, much deeper! How can we form an idea of this real ‘I’,
    • We can form a valid idea if we say to ourselves: the ‘I’
    • utter the first word of which you were capable and to formulate the
    • upright, walk, speak and think, he is an expression of the form
    • between the true form of man and the faculties of standing and
    • talk only because its form is upright. The fact that it is able to
    • in the spheres of the Spirits of Form, the Exusiai. These Spirits of
    • Form, known in the Bible as the Elohim, are the Beings from whom the
    • human form actually stems; it is the form in which the human ‘I’
    • down to a level below that of these Spirits of Form. To what category
    • The Spirits of Form are the Beings who enable man to
    • him, to begin with, a perverted form. These Spirits ought really to
    • Form. They are Luciferic Spirits who have come to a standstill in
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    • teeth marks the culmination of the formative process which works from
    • act of what may be called the formative principle. The last
    • contribution made by the forces that give the human being his form is
    • formative process, for the principle which builds up the human form
    • is no longer in action. With the seventh year the formative principle
    • of what has already been established as form. After the seventh year
    • of what is already established as basic form. Therefore we can say
    • that the principle of form unfolds its activity specifically in the
    • first seven years of the life of a human being. The principle of form
    • stems from the Spirits of Form; thus these Spirits of Form are active
    • birth, his actual form is not complete. What happens is that the
    • Spirits of Form continue their active intervention during the first
    • his form merely needs to grow. The basis for the form has been
    • formative principle still produces out of the human being. The
    • formative principle has now come to its conclusion. Were its activity
    • we may ask: When these Spirits of Form have worked on the human being
    • on growing and the basic principles of his form develop still
    • without interruption. If we think only of the principles of form that
    • forms should not continue to grow if nothing were to intervene. But
    • principles of form still have an effect upon him. They have already
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    • everyday life we want to think or form judgements, but for that very
    • within us the transformed Saturn foundation, the transformed Sun and
    • transformed physical conditions. The only part of all this that is
    • substances of the Earth, transforms them into his blood and permeates
    • blood and what has been transformed by the blood, that is to say, a
    • containing invisible currents — all this exists in the form of
    • have been transformed into blood. It is through this process that the
    • And Seeming's changeful forms, around you flowing,
    • former we behold what is already in existence and in the latter what
    • detail. It is not only our present form of education that helps to
    • its indifference to form and colour is in such contrast to what we
    • assimilated is transformed into faculties for the new incarnation.
    • form a judgement of the mission of Anthroposophy.
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    • appropriately formed brain which, on passing through birth we formed
    • and mould his organs; he can fashion them in an imperfect form only
    • Earth he can certainly form and mould his body, but he moulds it then
    • form in which it will be revealed depends entirely upon how we have
    • could only be received by him in a form that would finally result in
    • in the form of Anthroposophy. We need not, however, be dejected by
    • A certain form of mediation is, however, possible in
    • can help them either by putting what we have to say into the form of
    • information given during this Winter about the life between death and
    • allow Anthroposophy to transform our lives in a way commensurate with
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    • question: How is the information given, for example, in the book
    • soul, it will be easy for you to form an idea of what remains of
    • become compared with their former vividness; that will give you some
    • can possibly have sense-organs formed entirely of substance of the
    • recognises that thoughts such as are formed on Earth have
    • differ in youth, in middle life and in old age, a particular form of
    • wishing continues throughout a man's earthly life. This form and
    • ceases to long for sense-impressions or for thoughts formed by his
    • because material existence is not the only form of existence evolving
    • only enter into the form of existence that has its archetypes in the
    • adopted a creed; without religion in some form it would be lonely and
    • of all forms of religious life; but when it reaches the Jupiter
    • lectures and lecture-courses, we should be able to form our own
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    • Among the varied forms of knowledge that we try to reach
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • philosophy in its much profounder form, struggled to bring all the
    • when they can say to themselves: “This or that rarefied form of
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    • bodily form. They formed the idea that it was only a phantom body —
    • apparent to us in — one might say — an abstract form.
    • the form handed down by external tradition, show that they arose from
    • much more effectively expressed in paintings and other forms of art
    • thirsted in vain. They had it all, but in what form did they have it?
    • attenuated form of the spiritual world, a world which had in it the
    • through meditation, a little of that confidence in the forming of
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    • strongly, while he was assuming a form of body on the different
    • Nathan Jesus-child assumed a cosmic form such that his life was in a
    • it were the form of the Dragon in order to hold off the Dragon from
    • dragon, as it rose from the cleft in the form of turbulent vapours.
    • the Greeks the son of Apollo, the healing god. The weakened form of
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    • rushing through the storm. What form then did the world-picture —
    • the subject of the creative work performed by Jahve together with the
    • form into man something taken from the Earth itself. He wishes to
    • precisely the god who forms man out of the Earth — that is, out
    • this teaching about man, that he is formed out of the forces of the
    • Adam — he who was formed out of earth! That is the significant
    • engaged in the forming of man. Athene lends her aid and causes a
    • spark from spiritual heights to be united with man. Prometheus forms
    • the soul in the symbolic likeness of a butterfly. The Jahve-god forms
    • breath with what he has formed out of earth. And he wishes to dwell
    • Thus we are told how Jahve, when he was forming man out of earth,
    • commandment. The form of commandment found in the Decalogue is
    • had formerly been done for the harmonising of thinking, feeling and
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    • indeed to reappear in another form, a form purified by the Christ
    • seen up above and one may form the strangest conjectures about it, so
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    • Sun-spirit appears within the moon's vessel in the form of the
    • Impulse; and in this moderated form it had to reappear, so that it
    • Ruler of Earth-history, and we have a form which is quite as valid as
    • the Sibylline forces have been transformed in the subconscious depths
    • the transformation of a Sibyl under the influence of the Christ
    • see in what a gentle, tender form, imbued with the noblest qualities
    • form, a Christ-filled form, and then, if one can practise it
    • the sea are its drink. The earth has a formative power, a kind of
    • forms or impressions of itself in all directions, and in this way
    • Holy Spirit the uniformity of the distance from centre to surface
    • people had formerly made use — at first rightly and afterwards
    • “It cannot be denied that such spirits formerly
    • was intimated to men in former times. Even today we hear stories of
    • itself — how it represents the renewing in a different form of
    • script again in a new form.
    • try to read the stellar script in the form now given to us. For in
    • try to learn to understand the significance of that which formerly
    • gradually into the consciousness of men. Let us try to transform that
    • centre, the Son the surface, and the Holy Spirit the uniformity of
    • drink. The earth has a formative power, a kind of imagination; it has
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    • formed their peculiar characteristics has passed away with them and
    • externally and observe his form it is solely this embodiment of the
    • that goes beyond the single human life, that forms a connection
    • ancient philosophers formed their philosophies from the human
    • see thoughts as perception. In the former Greek thinking that would
    • nature, in soul-life, but only the spirit that exists in the form of
    • the forming of world concepts. It is difficult to give clear
    • see from this that very many impulses of transformation as regards
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    • forms the sum-total of the forces which sustain the animal world of
    • other knowledge is only like information we could glean about a human
    • informant concerning what has come to pass in the planetary system,
    • contains, in the form of thoughts, all the formative forces for the
    • revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a
    • Jupiter and Saturn together formed a certain constellation, many
    • the form of thoughts. Mars is constantly blurting out to the souls in
    • transforms everything, just as a dream transforms the happenings of
    • physical existence. Venus transforms the occurrences of earthly life
    • are transformed by Venus into dream-pictures of infinite diversity.
    • utterances of Mars. She transforms and illumines her dreamlike
    • the forces which underlie the organs connected with the formation of
    • the formation of human speech, we must turn our gaze to this strange
    • the universe, builds and fashions the outer form, the body of man. It
    • Biblical words in a somewhat changed form might be used as follows.
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    • absurd and easily detectable form, but also under the mask of all
    • form of destiny, between birth and death — everything we
    • experience in the form of destiny. This word contains many,
    • may have been destroyed. These experiences form part of life; but
    • they also form part of all the experiences in common which we are
    • which has been formed here, in the physical world. If we investigate
    • form of violent death, and a man who attains a great age before he
    • appear as a coincidence are not at all a coincidence, but they form
    • any way realise what this more encompassing form of consciousness
    • in part lost his former relationship with the spiritual world and
    • they will form something after death enabling him, not only to
    • him forms the link between here and beyond and constitutes the force
    • present time in such an intensive form, is established because here
    • physical world in the form of ordinary science consists of thoughts
    • bring with us through the portal of death in the form of acquirements
    • with them from the earth, but in a changed form, according to what
    • then it streams down again in this changed form.
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    • our spiritual-scientific endeavour to form concrete ideas of how we,
    • form.
    • being's death we may have to do, in one form or another, with what is
    • form.
    • world also conveys his form to us by the picture which he calls forth
    • life between birth and death, or out of former incarnations.
    • that come from the dead who were formerly related to us. Many a human
    • transform himself as to receive into his own being something of the
    • physical body are subject to the influences of this our present form
    • can observe it if we consider ways of life, formerly very
    • of evolution goes ever onward to new forms of life. In bygone times
    • dead. What, then, did they do? You need only think of former times,
    • connect their life with the life-habits of former times — with
    • work in a purely spiritual way into other egos. Formerly he worked by
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    • forces to form his etheric body as he descends to earthly life. We
    • to pour into man's earthly existence. The present forms a link in
    • nowadays provide mankind with a vast amount of popular information.
    • ones of solid, liquid, aeriform bodies and conditions of heat. When
    • use; nor is any other form of calculation, for they immediately play
    • that these elemental beings will gather together to form a kind of
    • certain age know that formerly one gained insight into another human
    • good. There are conditions which formerly were simply accepted but
    • elements or whatever chemical formulae are produced, all these
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    • take on a special form of existence between birth and death, in order
    • to assume another form of existence after their passage through the
    • proceed by studying that form of organization which we designate as
    • physical body is a very complicated structure, formed during long
    • That form of contemplation which is, to begin with,
    • ordinary physical contemplation and ordinary science, in the form in
    • science were formed already during the Saturn period and we carry
    • spiritual than those that formed our stomach or everything that
    • which we now possess was still formed from outside. Since that time,
    • super-sensible; the super-sensible world has formed it, and when we
    • in the world, to begin with, as a form — we return to the earth
    • stars, if you imagine this in the most spiritual form, this
    • speed into that which forms our physical body from out of all the
    • at the foundation of our physical body in the form of super-sensible
    • within the world as something that forms part of it.
    • our physical body. The more elementary forms of description only
    • spiritual world that really requires to be explained in the form of
    • Our recollections rise up in the form of thoughts; through the power
    • now rise up in the form of imaginations. We can only say that we now
    • is woven into it. How did we experience these things? In the form of
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    • reality, the concepts, the percepts and ideas which we form
    • concerning the world, since we form them as we do because we are in a
    • perception of his surroundings, and thus he also forms concepts
    • we must consider and notice carefully how the human being forms
    • transforms itself, in reality, in one way or another, in a short or a
    • Man does not transform himself into air, water, etc. These are only
    • after thousands of years, it is transformed finally into warmth.
    • What is an experience? Well, you can form a conception
    • in the form of thoughts while we were alive — we survey, as it
    • we see that, after death, it forms part of our surrounding
    • an entirely different form. And, of course, we can approach the way
    • Spiritual Science can give us, to help us to transform those
    • about it. You can form a conceptual idea of the colour. But it is
    • the Building, must himself create all that is in it — its forms
    • with the Dornach Building — forms the aura of the Dornach
    • what the dead leave behind them, in etheric form, in our world. But
    • can gauge to what extent we must transform our conceptions, if you
    • thoughts which he formed during his life, and which he then
    • of ability to render our concepts more fluid, to transform our
    • objective world. We see, as it were, in the form of imaginations,
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    • openly and honestly to form the thought, that there are beings who do
    • himself in an external form that can be perceived or felt by the
    • Today we shall endeavor to form a sort of conception of
    • we wish to form an idea of a real being? A characteristic example of
    • spiritualizes them, transforming them from the present lower into the
    • future higher forms. The ‘ I ’ will remodel and
    • transform the astral, so that it will become something different from
    • etheric or life-body, by transforming it and remodeling it into what
    • physical body; he will transform it and change it into the spiritual.
    • seems grossest and most material, will, when transformed by the
    • that which will be done in the future to form the three higher
    • it with his ‘ I ’ and forming within it the
    • to form the first foundations of his physical body, then those of his
    • etheric body, and finally, to form those of his astral body and then
    • or mind-soul, were first formed in our present earth-existence. The
    • formerly passed through the human stage, should now be already at the
    • stage at which they are transforming their astral body into
    • earth, during the Jupiter state, shall finish the transforming of our
    • beings who were men in the Moon-period, finished the transforming of
    • with his ‘ I ’, [when] he transforms his etheric or
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    • expressed in some form or other. And this physical form in which the
    • countries in various parts of the earth knows that the peculiar form of
    • spiritual cloudlike formation which we must designate as the etheric
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • an abstract form, but if concrete connections are sought for, it is
    • of the egos of these beings. Now in order to form quite a concrete
    • 5. Powers, or Spirits of Form.
    • Beings whom we call Spirits of Form or Powers, who are now two stages
    • behind. Among these laggards are also some of these Spirits of Form
    • Spirits of Form or Powers, and by means of certain attributes can do
    • what at the present day can only be done by the Spirits of Form who
    • these Spirits of Form, tower four stages above the human stage. They
    • are possessed by the other Spirits of Form, and who can on that
    • For what have the Spirits of Form made of man during the earth
    • to himself if the Spirits of Form had not formed the brain into that
    • these are able to work even into the physical form, although they are
    • that which could not come about without the whole structure and form
    • those Spirits of Form who have remained behind at the Archangel stage
    • power so to transform the larynx, so to transform the entire
    • those Spirits of Form who are united with the Folk-spirits can only
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    • man, Beings who are working at the transformation of their etheric
    • bodies, who are now at the present time engaged in transforming their
    • body, prepare the transformation of the astral body itself, of the
    • etheric body and of the physical body. But these transformations are
    • in the soul-life of man. Hence also you must think of the form of
    • You may nevertheless form an idea of it if you will patiently follow
    • this external experience can never inform you that these three angles
    • make 180 deg., but you will at once be informed, whether you draw
    • figure in thought, without externally drawing it. You thus perform an
    • Now the Archangels are not Beings who can form
    • bring before him, does not affect the Archangels at all. In that form
    • transform it into our instruments, so are we the objects in so far as
    • finished the transforming of their astral bodies into Spirit-self or
    • Manas, and are now transforming their etheric body or life-body into
    • corresponds to the great ordinances of the Archangels. You will form
    • are formed, having special tasks. The action of the Spirits of
    • groups are formed having special tasks. This may last for several
    • of to form a special people, — there were not many such
    • opportunities. The Spanish people and the Portuguese formed one
    • themselves to us as being actually Spirits of Form or Powers, only
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    • of many, many of the Beings in the universe could his present form
    • other observations on the evolution of man, that formerly our earth
    • Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom, of Motion, of Form, of
    • woven out of many and various forms. It must be quite clear to us,
    • that this possibility was first given by the Spirits of Form, those
    • his physical body. These Spirits of Form have no particular interest
    • which the Spirits of Form take no particular interest; for that is a
    • repetition of the old Sun-period, and the Spirits of Form wished to
    • repetition. There too, those Spirits of Form who are evolving
    • for the Spirits of Form. They only intervene, out of their own
    • strange, that so far as the actual intentions of the Spirits of Form
    • of Form a kind of embryonic state, a sort of germinal condition, and
    • that these Spirits of Form who have developed themselves normally
    • one interfered with these Spirits of Form until the twentieth year,
    • consideration the activity of the Spirits of Form, man attains his
    • physical birth. It would not awake in the form in which it sees the
    • who remained at the stage of the Spirits of Form and are now active
    • as Spirits of Form in the Earth-evolution. Thus they are able, during
    • earlier epoch. They can bestow that which in the normal form of
    • from the abnormal Spirits of Form, which he would otherwise only
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    • namely, that in a race a normal and abnormal Spirit of Form must so
    • 1. Spirits of Form or Powers,
    • outstreaming forces; and where they come together they form as one
    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • not be an element forming and throwing up waves so easily as water,
    • but it would form and throw up waves in a denser substance.
    • Now if you wish to form an idea of how the Spirits of
    • mighty wave in primeval ages formed the solid Alps. This conclusion
    • established, — the remarkable wave-like formation, which was
    • Spirits of Motion, the earth would be still in that form, if another
    • was added that which we call the activity of the Spirits of Form. You
    • may therefore imagine that these Spirits of Form, dancing as it were
    • forms; so that we have to describe the co-operative workings of three
    • Beings. You see the Spirits of Form at work, their influence
    • element, which was brought to rest by the Spirits of Form, —
    • formed; upon this surface the Spirits of Form literally dance upon
    • the waves, and bring them to rest and into form. For this reason
    • Form, who permeate the air and heat with their element, up to the
    • Seraphim — do the Spirits of Form manifest themselves? They are
    • the Spirits of Form weave and live. Since, however, the activities of
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    • You will therefore only be able to form a complete idea
    • Form, which brings about in our life on earth that there should be
    • races. For that uniform humanity, which man can only attain to again
    • normal Spirits of Form would have been necessary. These are the same
    • really recognize seven of these normal Spirits of Form in the entire
    • There are seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we
    • wish to form a conception of these seven with their various missions,
    • Spirits of Form so co-operate that what we have described in one of
    • Form could work in the way they have proposed among themselves, the
    • as other spiritual Beings co-operate with them, and vary this uniform
    • normal Spirits of Form are active, those Beings who, as described in
    • the universe, in which these Spirits of Form take counsel together
    • abnormal Spirits of Form should not by their activity produce too
    • of the Spirits of Form should detach Himself from the community; so
    • that, in reality, you have only to look for six Spirits of Form or
    • Form, who are really Spirits of Motion, the equilibrium should not be
    • aspect, when it is shown that the Spirits of Form go away with the
    • of Form, for they stand higher in the rank of the hierarchies —
    • had decided to remain behind, the normal Spirits of Form had to
    • activities of these normal Spirits of Form, it is best to think of
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    • hierarchy intervene and guide, how for instance the Spirits of Form
    • formed the black or Ethiopian race; when those other peoples came to
    • Spirit of the Age. It was that stream of peoples who formed the
    • formerly devolved upon the Chaldean Archangel; so that the leader in
    • has acquired its manifold representations and forms.
    • without the former. Therefore we must recognize the necessity for
    • were even already expecting to transform themselves from Spirits of
    • the Age to the next higher stage, to Spirits of Form, — just as
    • in certain respects already risen to the rank of a Spirit of Form, —
    • be a sort of Spirit of Form. What we are now coming to is something
    • had formerly gone through, he could pass comparatively quickly
    • ascent into the region of the Spirits of Form, which would at that
    • Archangels, in order to form individual peoples in various ways. It
    • form. It passed from the several guiding Archangels, — who had
    • a Spirit of Form. Thus it comes about that our fifth post-Atlantean
    • impulses of the old Egyptian civilization, and of a Spirit of Form
    • had raised himself to a certain rank among the Spirits of Form. Now
    • unique form of the Scandinavian mythology. If we compare, in the
    • their original form, such as we would have to see in a child, when
    • tendencies which were expressed later in the unique form of the
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    • the South, a uniform view of mythology, and on the whole a similar
    • this mythology, in one form or another, was outspread. That which the
    • acquaintance of a man; he wore a uniform made in such and such a way,
    • uniform, and ten years ago I met another who also wore the same
    • uniform.’ Now if the person in question were to believe that
    • ten years ago wore the same uniform, they could be compared with one
    • that uniform at those different times; and the essential thing is to
    • know what sort of man is in the uniform. This comparison may seem
    • the outer uniform. The apparel and the qualities of the Beings in the
    • comparison has only the value of a comparing of the uniform.
    • Indian civilization — which then acquired a literary form in
    • form an idea of what this difference consisted in we must realize
    • Record all that had formerly taken place in the evolution of
    • development sprang forth, so to speak, from the Spirits of Form or
    • domain they had already been formerly, and who were therefore no
    • the Powers or Spirits of Form. With these they were especially
    • Powers or Spirits of Form, whom they thought of collectively as
    • Spirits of Form or Powers, and which, from their point of view, the
    • comparing the uniforms. The important point is, the way in which they
    • look into the world of the Powers or Spirits of Form. That which is
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    • heard from former presentations given on similar themes, that the
    • stone, makes no difference to the purely formal act of cognition. But
    • like philosophical formulas, we might express it thus: The Indian
    • of this antithesis in a purely formal manner, then we shall also
    • relations to the outer world. Formerly, before man saw his ‘ I ’,
    • the various peoples, where these views are expressed in the form of
    • which was even then still participating in the formation of the races
    • form and coloring to man and made him an independent, active being in
    • form. Because the Northman could then see the reality, he saw that
    • seeing things in their true form. Whenever any part of the external
    • the influence of Loki or Lucifer, in the form in which the old
    • then find that this myth is formed for that clairvoyance. What does
    • memory of something experienced in former times, expressed in plastic
    • form. In Greek mythology there is no longer a direct connection with
    • Scandinavians. They then felt: ‘Everything we formerly
    • one day appear different from what they were formerly accustomed to
    • Formerly you looked into the divine spiritual world, and there
    • himself as receiving all that comes from former ages as the origin
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    • of the ‘Twilight of the Gods’, it will be well to form a
    • different stages of the human being, to form it and gradually to
    • Celts — of whom from former lectures we know that later he
    • surface as was necessary to form a foundation for the whole culture
    • body. But this form of world-conception which now appeared in Greece
    • Pyrenean peninsulas that which could be formed in the ‘ I ’
    • from the founding of the external constitutional form. The union of
    • founding of the parliamentary forms of government at once becomes
    • clairvoyantly experienced things of the spiritual world of former
    • more inward clairvoyant experience gone through in a former age. The
    • is for instance an individual man who performs his daily duties, let
    • something which existed in former times. I can only indicate these
    • in a differently developed form of conception and feeling, —
    • comprehended as such, although at a higher stage they again form
    • realized Christ in His complete form. This can, however, only be done
    • nature, both really working together, so that they do not merely form
    • was suckled and fed by that which, as we have seen, was formed out of
    • also show that we must form our ideals from such knowledge. We shall
    • gradually transforms himself into a Spirit of the Age.
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    • imaginative form is wonderfully connected with everything we can
    • the form of clouds; that was the condition when the descent of those
    • the bodies being formed upon earth.
    • rite, a ceremony; formerly it was a matter of observation. This
    • been preserved in the greatest purity in the Sagas which in former
    • the one who continued all that had been formerly received in
    • especially well and to transform it in the manner corresponding to
    • of future capacities are being formed.
    • be able to perceive from the physical plane that which could formerly
    • the Mystery-training will, by the transformation of the physical
    • of Christ will be repeated in the same form which was necessary
    • East; there, however, it assumes another form. It may happen that
    • again be repeated, that materialistic thinking will transform the
    • form of materialism. It would only be a continuation of what has
    • what was formerly the old clairvoyance must take a different form
    • see that it can no longer retain the old forms of the forces which
    • there exists the etheric form in which will embody that which we
    • shall once again see as the etheric form of Christ. And this alone
    • culture of the Holy Rishis in its true form; we lovingly accept the
    • sublimated spiritual perception in the form of philosophy. This must
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    • clairvoyant pictures densified into the forms of intellectual consciousness, as
    • year of life. Women will then become barren. An entirely different form of
    • go on dreaming, vaguely and in the abstract, of some form of Divinity, but he
    • being given to him in the form of new Imaginations, in which cosmic existence
    • men of earth, if they so wish, to develop a more and more automatic form of
    • complete manhood, however, cannot come to expression in such a form of
    • has not allowed itself to be quickened by the new form of Imaginative Knowledge
    • I have been speaking today of a matter upon which we cannot form a
    • A form of knowledge must develop which produces quite a
    • when applied to the plant kingdom, science must become a form of art, and still
    • more so in the case of the animal kingdom. To think that the form and structure
    • nonsense, the shadowy intellect cannot be transformed into a living, spiritual
    • abstract a form in the universities must be transformed and must lead to a
    • woman began with the departure of the moon, but this physical form of birth is
    • them if they lend themselves to what an ancient form of spiritual knowledge
    • an amazing network of intricate forms.
    • expression in the actual shaping and form of the surfaces of things in the
    • metamorphosis to the forms of the vertebras and cranial bones. But the process
    • whereby the forms of a previous existence are transformed, whereby the body of
    • the earlier life is transformed into the head of the subsequent life — it is
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    • than they formerly were, through the building at Dornach.
    • That which now forms the
    • it became necessary to represent in an artistic, dramatic form that
    • performances were at first given in an ordinary theatre. But it soon
    • belongs to it; a building which, moreover, in its form of architecture
    • through some form. of asceticism, or on something for which the nervous
    • investigator in natural science I would compare with the forms of a
    • thought-forms, just as the forms of a statue are forms.
    • lifeless form, were suddenly to begin to walk and to become living.
    • transformed that it no longer leads merely to images, but becomes
    • form that it takes involuntarily when he goes to sleep. He orders his
    • changed consciousness is active. The former has been transformed into a
    • experience which has been described there is formed a comprehensive
    • part of a refined physiology, a refined form of natural science.
    • putting into form of that which is aroused in our perceptions and
    • allegories in the forms of the building. Of that there is no question
    • is in the building was taken into account. If anyone explains the form
    • in what he constructs, to form a shell for what is within it, a shell
    • as it were in conformity with nature, so that the outer form is the
    • artistic in forms, colours and so forth. We have striven to make the
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    • form of existence; but the thoughts came with the pictures. One may
    • old humanity; but the thoughts were not formulated by dint of effort;
    • made between belief and knowledge. Knowledge came in the form of
    • saying: What man acquires in the form of wisdom must be true; but
    • in which he built up for himself a picture of the plant-form and
    • animal-form in his botanical and zoological studies was identical as
    • revelation of this spiritual vision presented to them in the form of
    • ascribes it to his own activity of thinking. He forms chains of
    • between thoughts should be formulated, for they came to him as
    • medium — the rising smoke — through form-creating words.
    • in him an entirely different mood. Whereas formerly he had felt that
    • dramatic form in keeping with this attitude. The leaders of the
    • their thoughts as produced by themselves. Whereas formerly man felt
    • Christianity. It was not until then that the old forms of the
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    • particular form, a second or third time. The author argues as
    • into the basic ideas and forms which are to be found in the
    • the forms in which it appeared, must have spoken to the Greeks like a
    • message from another world. This creation of form was possible to the
    • organism is formed. The whole of a Greek's general education
    • models in order to create his forms. An inner knowledge gave them the
    • appropriate form. He put his soul into matter. It is natural that at
    • state, to appear again later in strengthened form. The achievements
    • of Greek sculpture had to pass through a sort of formative period in
    • the day of wakening, in a new form, in Michelangelo. But whereas in
    • nature things reappear in the same form and one day resembles another
    • and the plant its earlier form, the progress of humanity shows this
    • receive from the form of the hard stone the feeling that what lies
    • nature. Each type of stone calls for its own specific form, and each
    • from that in which Zeus or Hera or Apollo even in the form of the
    • sculpture to his painting the vital creative principle which informed
    • through them; they put into words, though often in confused form,
    • ourselves, and he expresses all this in external forms. If we then
    • Libyan, we see in them, though transformed, what we must call the
    • forms so directly to express what was wanted as this juxtaposition of
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    • life. Steiner depicts here the transforming power of art as
    • civilisation to work upon himself, he has experiences which inform
    • is that in the former case the experiences become conscious; the
    • waking consciousness — is fully aware how little it conforms
    • into application. What happens is, fundamentally, a performance that
    • modern life in the form of machinery and the like presses into the
    • form of art leads him out of the material into the spiritual, but by
    • whereas formerly the pendulum of life swung now to the one side, now
    • the human soul and is also able to transform them; hence it is
    • are active in human speech, and when man formulates words, elemental
    • boundary between the two forms of experience was established during
    • souls of men. In the form in which they took their course in the
    • groupings are formed among the nationalities of Europe. Previously,
    • different impulses. How the single nationalities form alliances in
    • means of support different from those available in former times. And
    • very first steps — towards a new form of art. The attempt that
    • An ancient work of art made its effect through its forms
    • and colours; the forms and colours in the space they occupied worked
    • Building, it flows out to the boundaries of the forms.
    • the influence of the forms. This, in fact, is the work of art: not
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    • of knowledge which form the basis for a true understanding of life.
    • suppose he wants to inform himself about things that are actually
    • the fragmentary history that forms part of popular education. But
    • souls which expressed itself in a universal, pantheistic form of
    • were souls who had had no contact with Christianity in former
    • Europe and who received Christianity in a form altogether different
    • and received Christianity in this form, are, speaking broadly,
    • surrounded from childhood by the decadent forms of ancient Oriental
    • culture which have remained in the language and other forms of
    • great many men were able to form very clear and definite conceptions
    • is absolutely right to refrain from uttering the bald, dogmatic form
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    • hold good, life itself must take on a form which shows us how Karma
    • Envy does not always take on the form of conscious green envy. Of
    • everything in them bad. This is a secret form of envy which creeps
    • into our etheric body. There it takes on the form of an opinion, of a
    • in a masked form. What has taken place? A very significant process
    • Lucifer and Ahriman, crept into the human soul. In what form do
    • into the astral body which appears in the form of an extremely
    • were the object of his former envy. What can we now do for him? If
    • feel this forms part of a deep understanding of Karma and its laws.
    • far as real understanding. Rebuke recoils upon ourselves and forms
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    • Egyptian culture through an instinctive form of cognition. Even
    • deep influence proceeding form the astral body; during the third
    • concepts unless we take the trouble to unite the elements which form
    • whole world, which never existed before in this form, a battle which
    • induce people to form groups. And if these groups are sufficiently
    • acquired a form which transcends the purely personal destiny and
    • formulated questions, something about the great destiny-goals of
    • information concerning the great destiny aims of humanity, not
    • explained. For the Spirits of Form, which come after the Archai, are
    • transforming him into a “resigned” member within the
    • sentences, elastic forms. It is therefore necessary, as I frequently
    • explained to you, to consider not only the transformation of single
    • architectural forms, the great destinies of humanity. And it is good
    • with its forms which are stronger than any other architectonic forms
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    • the physical world gradually transforms itself and assumes the
    • horizon of our consciousness appear forms, beings, and events
    • need to sleep which appears in the form of fatigue.
    • multiplied form. What is so alarming is that the oneness, the
    • foundation of memory, began to form part of man's structure
    • something which we may designate as having been formed upon the
    • form, many things will be pressed into their organism; they will
    • the form in which it now exists in the animals of the earth. The
    • with something of which we may say that it forms part of us when
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    • line. Science ignores how far the form in which the animal appears in
    • have to wait for the transformation of the earth into its three
    • the future I shall be able to shape my outer form in the way which it
    • states of consciousness tend to transform him even as regards his
    • of any other form of Chauvinism that spreads over the world, will be
    • transformed into other conditions before it can do that.
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    • form, as it were, a garment for our souls, has in it no moral
    • a purely formal compensatory effect. But this physical world is
    • body; and in forming it we build, from within, our own destiny. For
    • a harmonious soul-and-spirit nature, to form the new body in perfect
    • cripple, we may find ourselves able only to form and guide the new
    • spiritual world we find the formative forces that belong to our moral
    • personal experiences of the Christ Who appeared in a personal form.
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    • after long acquaintance — if at all — in former
    • necessary to a group of people forming themselves into a community.
    • connections formed at a stroke are no longer even beneficial, and
    • the transition period of formal acquaintanceship.
    • of forming fresh connections. But through repeated earth-lives we
    • meet anyone with whom in former incarnations we have not shared
    • appear by chance but in reality because in former incarnations we had
    • solitude as the result of former incarnations. In the
    • in a feeling, instinctive way, of what they formerly lived through
    • instinctive reminiscences and after-effects of former
    • the relations leading over from former incarnations. Stirred by
    • for the fifth. A conscious form of social understanding must take its
    • welfare and human happiness, this or that form of socialism, have
    • form in the nineteenth century but are gaining the upper hand more
    • The various forms assumed by Christianity were established in the
    • the Graeco-Roman civilisation. As Church-forms they are already
    • is only a special instance of other less noticeable performances in
    • other spheres of life. In a form hardly differing from the Jesuitism
    • Now when a society is formed, this should take place in
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    • in everything fluid or aeriform. Today's intellectual outlook declares
    • periods of his exercises the yogi transformed his breathing into a
    • as such. His senses inform him about the external world and when he looks
    • transformed breathing his thoughts were submerged in the currents of
    • and formed of themselves rhythmic speech. Thus the changed breathing led,
    • whereas, formerly, the process and experience of breathing was the
    • today is to transform, in meditation and concentration, the otherwise
    • form concepts of our natural environment is not only connected with nerves
    • modern man to form an adequate idea of the extremes to which such
    • exercises were carried by ascetics in former times. Modern man prefers to
    • truths in former times did not take this view. They were quite clear about
    • The ascetics in former times sought spiritual experiences by suppressing
    • separated. Knowledge of the external world, in the form of natural
    • again today by describing how they were trodden in former times and how
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    • Paul had had abundant opportunity to inform himself, by external observation,
    • able to form the right ideas when he reads the words of Paul. Many
    • elemental form, with everything that lived in the air and on earth. But
    • ready to admit of the former that it is complicated, that it is real and
    • formula to which they have long been accustomed. But have we any right
    • very far indeed from forming any true idea of the Resurrection of which
    • they speak; for a true idea of it can only be formed with spiritual and
    • how he is formed and constituted out of the super-sensible, then he will
    • the beings of which you can form an idea. The ultimate consequences of
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • and Countess Keyserlingk. I know from my former visits what a
    • very destructive form especially as regards the economic realm,
    • Agriculture, not even of the social forms it should assume, unless
    • the beautiful mineral quartz, enclosed in the form of a prism and
    • does in rocks like quartz, appears in such a form that it does not
    • silicon do? In a hypothetical form, let us ask ourselves this
    • less pyramidal forms. The flowers would all be stunted. Practically
    • all plants would have the form of the cactus, which strikes us as
    • would provide practically no nourishment. Plant-life in the form in
    • limestone natures; in the former, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars; and in
    • may well seem a matter of complete indifference to the formative
    • doubt this appears as a simple piece of information. But truths like
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • processes connected with it, are in a way related to the form and
    • ideas can give no real information as to the exact relationships,
    • elements, at most, inasmuch as there is formation of humus, or manure
    • — in the form of silicic acid, for instance, and in other
    • silicious soil, according as we have to plant it with one form of
    • strongest formative-forces of crystallisation, the strongest forces
    • of form, can be developed for the mineral substances within the
    • crystal-forming forces that are there in the wide spaces of the
    • point of passing over into the crystalline element of form and shape
    • conditions, let us take our start from the seed-forming process. The
    • seed-formation, the earthly process of organisation is carried to the
    • is, until the seed-forming process occurs once more.
    • receives its special form. Now, the moment it is planted in the
    • Earth does not really want to preserve this form.
    • later stages also — over against the cosmic form which is
    • living as the plant-form in the seed we need to bring the earthly
    • of seed-formation — life, that is to say, which came to an end
    • seed-formation.
    • humus-formation comes very largely to man's assistance in
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • Universe — the formative power of the Spiritual — and the
    • a man of whose outer form we caught a glimpse as we passed by him in
    • to-day in Nature in a broken, crumbled form, as coal or even graphite
    • amorphous, formless substance which we see as coal or carbon proves
    • the bearer of all the creatively formative processes in Nature.
    • Whatever in Nature is formed and shaped be it the form of the plant
    • mobility, it bears within it the creative and formative cosmic
    • that is formed in Nature must ultimately proceed.
    • forms that are built up in Nature — makes use of sulphur in the
    • building with the help of carbon the more firm and well-defined form
    • of the plant, or again, building the form in man, which passes away
    • destroy the form as soon as it arises; for he excretes the carbon,
    • body would form us too stiffly and firmly — it would stiffen
    • our form like a palm. Carbon is constantly about to make us still and
    • outward. So we are formed in the mobility which we as human beings
    • however, it is in the carbon — weaving and wielding, forming
    • itself, dissolving the form again. It is on the paths of this carbon
    • carbon as it forms itself and ever again dissolves the form.
    • his ever-mobile carbon-formative process, man lifts himself out of
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • wrong to set up the formula: “Food received — Passage through
    • The true formula is thus: “Breathing, or reception of substances
    • growing what leads eventually to the formation of the tree as a whole.
    • this hillock of earth being formed, with a hollow in the middle —
    • form of evolution — is gathered up around the plant so as to enclose
    • process takes place in the forming of the tree. The earth itself is
    • in liquid manure, yet in a more stable form. The ethereal and astral
    • or limestone element. Bring some of this perhaps in the form
    • stalk-formation. The process we here communicate to the Earth —
    • which strongly tends to seek the wide expanse — in manifold forms
    • is formed which sends the currents inward with more than usual intensity.
    • the horn-formation is connected with the entire shaping of the animal.
    • The forming of horns and hoofs is connected with the whole shape and
    • form of the creature.
    • forming of antlers it is altogether different. Here the point
    • aeriform; they may also be currents of forces, localised in
    • has horns in order to send into itself the astral-ethereal formative
    • now: we take this mass and give it over to the earth, in one form or
    • thus give over to the earth must of course have lost its original form,
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • possible of atomistic forms of thought.
    • instances, i.e. which bring about the formation of trunk or
    • stem or the like. The potash-content will hold back the growth in forming
    • In this form you can now
    • Unlike the former instance (the cow, which is quite different), these
    • are these: Yarrow mainly develops its sulphur-force in the potash-formative
    • it even transforms into nitrogen the limestone, the chalky nature, if
    • And the nitrogen which is formed in this way is of the greatest benefit
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • gained into plant-growth, and into animal Formations too. Aphoristically
    • in a single year and culminates in seed-formation. From the seed a new
    • all that is transformed in the plant so that it spreads out and expands
    • because a continuous stream reforms it, ever anew. I mean, for example,
    • fruiting process. If on any occasion we perform what tends to fertilisation,
    • root, right up into the seed-formation. Thus we shall get the strongest
    • the Earth also receives for the formation of the cockchafer-grubs, which
    • is necessary to perform this operation when the Sun is in the sign of
    • way we come again to what was formerly described as “Wisdom of the
    • nor can we put it to any other use. It was not so in former ages. Time
    • Earth — albeit not so intensely as to bring forth plant forms,
    • occur in the seed-formation will occur at an earlier stage. Precisely
    • regions. As a result of the strong Moon influence, the seed-formation
    • see the forming of mildew, blight, rust, and similar diseases. The over-intense
    • when you transform it as described, into a kind of liquid manure, and
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • all my plants. Down there, all the roots coalesce, until they form a
    • growing layer, constantly forming new cells, so that the plant-life
    • is the free with its cambium layer, the growing formative layer, which
    • In the tree with its cambium or formative layer, the earth-realm itself
    • and the scent of trees. Then, in the former case you will become clair-sentient
    • beside it, to transform what it brings about into good use and benefit.
    • may you look at their outer forms! You can dissect them, if you will,
    • till you get down to the skeleton, in the forms of which you may well
    • out of the warmth its bony system is formed — where the Moon-
    • of the air, its muscular system is formed. Here again, the forces of
    • way regulators to give the right form and development to the growth
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    • a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as 'premium
    • are, however, extremely difficult to clothe in general formulae or the
    • more or less. True, they conceive all kinds of transformations in the
    • as I have often called it. They — the professors — transform,
    • (as happens in the fruit-formation), something available as foodstuff
    • though it were formed by the physical matter which the animal eats somehow
    • way to Ego-formation. In man it goes on and on — to the full forming
    • as much as possible of the belly-manure is transformed into brain-manure,
    • I need something in Nature that has a ray-like, radiating form, or that
    • form, so to speak. What shall I use, then, as a second foodstuff? Once
    • Milk is a transformed sexual gland secretion. A substance which is on
    • into it and so transforming it. You can see right into this process.
    • we wish the processes to form themselves in this way, we must look around
    • but when she calves (for the fodder-reforms you introduce along these
    • to be taken are thus transformed into great complication.
    • form in which it was excreted or otherwise separated out of the animal
    • containing as much as possible in the form in which it just arose —
    • Circle” that has been formed — will fix the point of time
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    • popular form in the stream of civilization that came from
    • everywhere took form, how it could be seen in minerals,
    • lower animal forms are decadent products of man. What is
    • the return journey to the original chaste created form.
    • developed into the present form, Horus, and the present man
    • then a transformed and consecrated being. One who is
    • transformed in this way can perceive the light bodies of
    • transformation of man in his
    • astral form was the third stage of the Mysteries. The pupil
    • consciously all that he formerly did unconsciously. This
    • fourth event in the Mysteries. Only one who was transformed
    • Earth. His appearance exemplified what formerly took place
    • in physical space. Formerly single individuals were led
    • human being are: Atma, Buddhi, Manas. Formerly in speaking
    • took over the whole Sacrifice which was formerly
    • represents the higher man as formerly man sacrificed
    • Sacrifice brings about the transformation of man. This Act
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    • Forming of Man through Cosmic Influences - 1,
    • Forming of Man through Cosmic Influences - 1,
    • in regard to his form, and from this standpoint widen and
    • begin with, the fact that the human form, of course,
    • whole, in order to grasp the human form from within, in a
    • concrete way. To begin with, the human being forms part of
    • mind that in regard to the formation of the head, the human
    • us first consider the human form
    • through feeling into your form, insofar as it is enclosed
    • gradual process of man's formation from outside
    • dissolves the form, devolving it into something which does
    • form part of him. There are many erroneous conceptions in
    • forming of man out of the universe, proceeded to the
    • forming of man from within, and arrived at the point where
    • the human being forms himself (at
    • least, his life and to some extent also his real form) in
    • characterizes man in regard to his form and the way he
    • farmer, or trader. These are forms of human activities, of
    • human being upon the earth. In regard to these four form
    • circumference; that is to say, he would be formed from out
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    • single human being, but turns into objective forces which were formerly not
    • come to birth and are there. When a person performs his daily task with his
    • Mystery of Golgotha, which was formerly not there.
    • ineffective the Templar Movement in the form it had first of all
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, of not using the right formula in the act of
    • consciousness in order to make it objective, in order to form it objectively
    • that we may be able to give form to these beginnings and make further and
    • small, and all attempts to give form to human activity and creation shall
    • able to follow the beautiful forms that live in an art that really has its
    • nonsense; for equality would be uniformity. Everything in the world is
    • go through a multitude of forms. But in all the multiple and manifold life of
    • And seeming's changeful forms, around you flowing,
    • And seeming's changeful forms, around you flowing,
    • there the Eternal stands at rest in the form of an enduring thought, and we
    • into seeming's changeful forms as enduring thoughts, as the beauty that
    • thought which in its newest form Ahriman-Mephistopheles has placed into
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    • to enter human consciousness in the form of suggestions, illusions,
    • Philosophy of Spiritual Activity already employs that form of
    • also contained in our physical formulae. In short, we finally must
    • in which we think in forms.
    • from the head to any other form, but must first pass over to the
    • produces one form out of another, by constantly growing and producing
    • forms and pictures, enables us to reach the first stage in the
    • knowledge brings forms into our consciousness, forms which are
    • has to say, cannot, as it were, be transmitted day by day in the form
    • onwards. Inwardly we perceive the creative formative forces which
    • of formative forces, which represents on the one hand a soul-element,
    • physical organism which he formerly required. The forces which push
    • whereas formerly they were submerged in the physical organism.
    • form.
    • bones of the skull Goethe perceived transformations of the vertebra.
    • only envisage a transformation, but something very different. Let us
    • which one form gives rise to the other can only be grasped if we bear
    • undergoes a change. A new form arises. It is as if the glove is not
    • does not only live in constantly changing forms, but it is able to
    • reverse the inner structure, so as to change its form.
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    • that the first form (Gestalt) in which the new, super-sensible world
    • world in its first form; he must not only recognize it as a
    • has transformed itself into an organ of perception for the spiritual
    • area or the circumference of the circle. This task of transforming
    • always strove: the transforming of the circle into a square. Now, no
    • cannot take on the form of the universally reigning error. Thus she
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    • forms his mental pictures as a passive spectator. With the
    • a tremendous difference is to be seen between the form of man's head
    • forming mental images of it via our sense perception, this force
    • etheric body or body of formative forces. We
    • organisation. This finer body is the formative force — a thing
    • man's being than the etheric body or body of formative forces. We
    • then the transformation into petals, we see a leap from the
    • of lives he spends in a physical body and another form of existence
    • the hope of a re-awakening, in a new form, of the spiritual life of
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    • form the basis from which we can work in a higher way for the
    • If information on any subject be desired, people go to
    • form. Let us take a philosophical idea and watch how it has
    • absolutely retain the form and character of the thought, but
    • One cannot form any idea of what such a genius as
    • what has been pointed out in a somewhat crude form.
    • Greeks and the Romans, men tried to form a picture of the world in
    • conditions of life, we can then form some picture of what we have to
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    • laying stress upon this. There is indeed a striving for a uniform
    • individual forms and expressions of human nature in the different
    • that it flows in an individual form from a human personality. Through
    • the East, what form does it take? The injunction given to pupils by
    • When he forms a concrete ideal of how he can become higher
    • the artistic conceptions of Greece that the human form was first
    • individual forms by the different peoples. Our whole attitude should
    • in mathematical and mechanical formulae. The Westerner must realise
    • Goethe assumed this form. It is this kind of internationalism that
    • today. In its present form, internationalism is not a living
    • pulse in the world; it is preached throughout the world in the form
    • Internationalism nowadays is a more or less weakened form of Marxism.
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    • formed by the Christ-Power. The Christ-Power within the eye
    • body will gradually be transformed. A wonderful vista of the
    • of ancient times is still contained, transformed into the
    • Schiller's time the Christmas Tree in its now familiar form
    • can speak of human beings in their present form or having the
    • rudiments of that form, we shall everywhere find an
    • find it in constantly new forms among the widespread masses
    • reality from which new forms ever and again spring forth.
    • keeping with the times, as outward forms of expression for
    • year and her eternal forces bud forth in forms that are
    • the forms of objects in the kingdoms of Nature. Everything
    • alternated with a form of clairvoyance that had remained as a
    • the seed of a new plant; the blossom forms itself into a new
    • outer form of the physical world as the expression of the
    • expanse, lives a Being now revealed to man in veiled form
    • temple towering before us. In its forms, in its perfection and
    • world an event of the physical world which forms the
    • formed for those new Gods of the future, of whom Christ is
    • out of the formless haze of the Spiritual? As a prophetic
    • the Egyptian portrayal of another female form: Isis with the
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    • these children, almost from birth. It was not there formerly. In
    • social catastrophe. Yet all the thoughts they form about it are only
    • strongly upon themselves, or they will not form a strong resolution
    • etheric body, i.e., with the body of formative forces
    • one wants to retain the old forms of thinking. But to-day it is
    • necessary to overcome these old forms, re-modelling one's whole soul
    • form” [Bildgestalt] even though it is a
    • form” in constant motion. The “astral body,”
    • however, is really formless. When we speak of it, we are speaking of
    • body,” for this is really formless. The “astral
    • to-day cannot form sensible decisions at all if he does not wake up
    • however, a thought arises that you have not already formed in the
    • though it will assume other forms — until he boldly determines
    • to undertake the inner transformation of his soul.
    • being made known to-day in another form through our “Threefold
    • spiritual revelations clothed in external forms. They are what men
    • learning anew to transform their thinking. It is this that is so
    • to put before you in a form in which it must appear to one to-day in
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • learns about existence in conformity with today's thinking as it is
    • uniform explanation of the world, simply out of a desire for
    • say? Granted that one accepts a formal division between knowledge and
    • exhaustion, to what kind of social form this division in the human
    • lives in memory. Behind what rises up in the form of memories,
    • one reaches ideas, which in a purely formal way are like memory
    • of the former subjective imaginations, objective imaginations light
    • where our thinking takes place on the platform of our human
    • knowledge gives us only the forms. Through it we are as it were
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    • produce such wonderful sculptures, in which the human form was given
    • experience the Christ Being in an etheric form on the astral plane,
    • in a physical form.
    • takes the following form. — At the beginning of life in
    • will enable them to see the etheric Form of Christ, as at the time of
    • shall understand how a transformation of the Moses-figure can be
    • extent, the figure of Moses will be transformed after death into that
    • opportunity of beholding Christ in his present etheric Form.
    • passed. Much of his teaching can also be expressed in symbolic forms.
    • to-day is to be a synthesis of religions. We can conceive of one form of
    • religion being comprised in Buddhism, another form in Christianity,
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    • the inner life is one of the easiest forms of nervousness. There is
    • also another form, where people do not know what to do with
    • manifold forms of disease, even imitating organic diseases —
    • performs all manner of movements on its own. Here again —
    • it now more upright, with a different form. Cultivate the habit of
    • of the ethereal body. Nay, we may even assert that many forms of illness
    • to strengthen the ethereal body is to perform yet another exercise for
    • I have already pointed out how often nervousness will take the form
    • to day how he acts and speaks, and let this form a basis for our
    • of them were to be formed in our minds; it would by no means
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    • to offer in an easier and, perhaps, more agreeable form in the next
    • born upright, but, in accord with the formative laws of our earthly
    • that form us — just as we experience our achievement of
    • unconsciously out of our own being and the laws that form us.
    • lifeless forms, though it can also be applied to the spatial and
    • formed geometrically within space; we feel thereby that we are on
    • formed so earnestly from out of ourselves. In these
    • experienced subjectively in ourselves, transforming it, in the case
    • shape is identical with the spatial concept we have formed. If we
    • construct for ourselves the form of space out of our human
    • constitution and then, having transformed it, find it again in the
    • forms externally. But the perception that is developed in
    • — but simply accept it in its already transformed shape,
    • now describing is not formal mathematics, but the reality of spiritual
    • perception. It is a path in real conformity with the spiritual and in
    • not only to approach forms externally, but to grasp them in their
    • mutual relationships — one starts from forms, not from external
    • apprehend forms but only the ends of the co-ordinates; we join up
    • lay hold of the forms, whereas in synthetic geometry we live within
    • present in its most primitive form: in the construction of
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    • forms.
    • expressed in thought forms — as one expects of any view of the
    • or insipidly allegorical form. (This is frequently done when
    • from artistic perception, came to birth in the moulding of forms, in
    • single form is intended to mean anything — in this sense. Every
    • form is intended to be
    • forms, through the architecture, through the paintings. The
    • pictorial forms — i.e. in the visual art of our building. No
    • form. For, after all, everything in visual art points to, and
    • proceeds from, the human form. We must understand the human form in a
    • forms underlying our world, can be derived from the human form. But
    • finds oneself when, for example, one forms — also in
    • “space”, as we say — the human form plastically.
    • our minds' eyes in a much more concrete form.
    • hollow sphere is vague; I can form no mental picture when I try to
    • think it. Well, you would be right; one can form no mental picture.
    • vaulted sky where the stars are closely clustered, almost forming
    • and form constellations (as they are called). And so on. If you
    • patch of sky where the stars are close together and form almost a
    • face of these clusters of stars, pictures form themselves within the
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    • make it impossible to see these things in their original form; they
    • sometimes adopted strange forms of outer life, as for instance Bulwer
    • quiet formal, conventional way. He would come on in his rather
    • transformed by impulses of feeling and of will, together with
    • have what forms the content of the soul, the content of life in which
    • transformed by feeling and will. One finds only the
    • impressions are transformed by feeling and will, man is still unable
    • transformed reflection of the outer world, and takes it, perhaps, as
    • self-knowledge is only the transformed outer world, which is
    • body which forms the basis of growth, but which is equally the source
    • transformation sets in of that material existence which is within the
    • that which exists there in material form. For the purpose of
    • decline can be transformed into forces of ascent only if he becomes
    • One can formulate
    • looks at it and then forms ideas about it. The ideas thus arrived at
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    • intermediate states of transformation the Jupiter existence will
    • being formed to-day in man within this centre of destruction. It is
    • being formed out of man's moral ideals, but also out of his
    • Oriental wisdom penetrated it with a consciousness informed by
    • of forming a true idea of Christ.
    • necessary to change the whole form of our consciousness. The abstract
    • form of consciousness in which modern man is born and bred, and which
    • right form for these truths — a form which would enable
    • word” that is formed in the inner chaos of man, in the centre
    • the Christ Impulse, when he forms and fashions them as they should be
    • formed and fashioned through the fact that the Christ has come to
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    • the form of moral impulses.
    • in the form of fragments in the possession of a few isolated
    • clothed in a form of tradition adapted for naive and simple minds
    • the Earth had no knowledge or science in the form familiar to us
    • they formed some other picture of the life of soul-and-spirit in
    • question was not formulated in philosophical or scientific terms;
    • process of bone-formation that has been arrested before
    • between Gods, and this also formed part of the esoteric teachings
    • obliged to perform in order to lead earthly evolution it its
    • hitherto unknown to man. We are being taught of deeds performed
    • but in the form in which the tradition came down to a later
    • understood, and the new form of wisdom was still undeveloped. For
    • In its original form it had been Divine revelation, received
    • error which, in its most extreme form, becomes the error
    • no means identical with simple forms of mysticism. To argue that
    • world of which death formed no part.
    • out his life into empty, intellectual forms and he needs a
    • strong, robust sense of life if these dead forms are to be
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    • material aspect does not matter; what matters is the form,
    • who was a Realist in the medieval scholastic sense, to form the following
    • conception: — What matters, is the form in which the
    • argued that ideas and conceptions — that is, forms taken up by
    • vegetable world and into the animal world; I form thoughts on quartz,
    • sulphide of mercury and malachite. I form thoughts on the wolf, the
    • the thought which we shall form now. Imagine that someone tells you
    • to all these forms of thought adhering to the stream which came from the
    • Godly Persons, were supposed to form one Godhead. The Realists
    • be formed concerning this Godly Trinity. A living conception of the
    • they were unable to form any real thought. And when the Christ came
    • material quality of the body, formed all kinds of ideas about these
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    • it is essentially, but in an entirely different form, an echo, a
    • Although there it appeared in a different form, the fourth
    • now living is a new form; it is something quite new which has
    • Supper should be eaten in this or in that form, and whether this or
    • that should be interpreted by this or that formula, — while the
    • of Orleans. This fact gave Europe a completely new form.
    • world we must look for transformed forces; they are the unused
    • body, but also when they take on forms of existence through which
    • spiritual life, not only in the form of idealism, but a 1iving
    • transform into feeling what I have indicated in words fraught with
    • battlefields. These etheric bodies will form a great complex of
    • regions in the formation of a spiritual world-conception which will
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    • which science supplies to us, in the form in which science now exists
    • really forms a deep incision in the whole evolution of humanity. And
    • culture had a uniform character. It was principally based upon
    • Aristotle everything has been transformed into human
    • transformed everything into abstractions. The course which I
    • in the form, I might say, of moral impulses. This had to be
    • the form of true science, true wisdom, up to the 8th or 9th century
    • the connection with everything that existed in the form of ancient
    • Bruno — abuse everything which existed in the form of
    • the ancient wisdom disappears, even in its traditional form. We
    • may say that it continues to drip like water, in the form of
    • You see, it is a wisdom which, to begin with, in the form in which it
    • were to continue only in accordance with its own form, it would not
    • natural science there is also a spiritual knowledge; in the form of
    • spiritual-scientific results. Many things which appear to form part
    • this immediately, in the many forms in which it exists on all sides.
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    • form any sort of link between the people of those elder
    • were conscious of forming part of a creation not exhausted
    • system of concepts; but we have no real science forming a
    • which has come in with the more modern forms of religious
    • in the second, for an actual, altruistic, industrial form of
    • freedom as an idea the Europeans can form the loftiest
    • Anglo-American world knows, that formalistic and
    • arrive at a science of the formalist kind that you get, for
    • various parliaments throughout the world in former days, say,
    • population which has an interest in preserving certain forms
    • — that the form of civilisation in which we have been
    • push forward to a civilisation formed upon real
    • a kind that lie deeper than forms of civilisation in city or
    • democratic forms — but no democracy. We have a republic
    • form of words, certainly nothing real. If one talks about the
    • in its present form would be to work against one's age, not
    • bones, is a vertebral column and spinal marrow transformed.
    • until you realise that this head is the transformed man of
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    • into the physical forms wherein it finds expression.
    • to me than my own special type.’ He had formed an idea
    • self-knowledge of men, even as regards their outer form. As
    • in the forms of Imagination. All Nature's laws — the
    • in the form of Imagination, as a woman, out of whose spirit
    • when he saw his own form, which was distasteful to him. We do
    • receive the Holy Communion in one or in two forms, and the
    • petty changes and reforms of the old, we cannot serve this
    • and vital result they must find expression in the outer form.
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    • form is an expression of the course of his entire life.
    • recognise that the special moulding, the special formation of
    • the head is connected with former lives which have been
    • formation beyond death of the future human head. At the same
    • time, however, the human form points to man's connection with
    • certainly say that the particular formation of his head is a
    • metamorphosis of his previous limb-formation. But the fact of
    • his having any such formation of the head as the one he
    • he set foot on the Earth. In essentials, the head-formation
    • us in the human head is formed out of the three preceding
    • from its earthly form to what it was as Saturn organism, Sun
    • one. Hence we can study the formation of the human head while
    • of man; and so we are less able to form an opinion of it from
    • our earthly point of view. On the other hand we can form a
    • certain secrets concerning the formation of the human
    • — in the form of a diagram — a man standing on
    • proceeding from the Moon are those that give form to the
    • human ovum, starting with the formation of the head. For in
    • first passes by and works upon the formation of the human
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    • forms.
    • reminiscent of past forms in which the Eternal, manifesting
    • transformed in the soul in such a way that a man was, as it
    • animal forms. And those men tried to give expression to this.
    • symbols what the astral body reveals, imitated it in the form
    • directly transformed into that mood of unbridled abandonment
    • however, these Plays were already being performed in a
    • fragments remained of the Christmas Plays that were performed
    • early Christmas Plays were still performed in a village near
    • icicles forming on the trees — such feelings were
    • of Jesus on the 25th, a performance of the Paradise Play was
    • that the Paradise Play must be performed in the mood of piety
    • performers in the Christmas Plays rehearsed, how they
    • performances of the Plays, we may well say: Is this not
    • Art has degenerated, for example, into formalism, much could
    • in us as the life of the spirit, transformed through
    • men's hearts during performances of the Paradise and
    • forms through the evolution of humanity. Hence the spectacle
    • lonely places in which there will be born, as yet in the form
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    • events in the form in which this truth is now often conceived. For to
    • we examine objects with our senses and form chains of thought with
    • current among ancient peoples, though clothed in pictorial forms.
    • men's former union with the spiritual world. Consider the Sankhya
    • therefore, looked back to former Buddhas, of whom five had already
    • former earthly lives. The legend is well-known and we need only
    • form an idea of the realm entered by one who has been liberated from
    • for an act arising out of an earlier consciousness. This former
    • page I look back upon my former lives as upon an open book; I see how
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    • contradictory form.
    • in the form of disease, nor to support the modern superstitions that
    • observing the single part, to form a picture of the human being as
    • a whole. We should reach a universal principle able to form part
    • mean if Spiritual Science succeeds in transforming science in this
    • way — succeeds in developing forms of knowledge relating to men
    • Then indeed it would be realised that social reform and
    • may come to expression in later life in the form of some familiar
    • from external observation. On all sides to-day people form entirely
    • specialised branches of knowledge to be brought together to form a
    • Inherentwithin them, penetrating them with a plastic formativeforce,
    • the doctor — the layman can form an intelligent idea of
  • Title: Lecture: Speech and Song
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    • physical body of man in all its form is the result of a mighty
    • spiritual activity — an activity which man performs in unison
    • that which man forms and creates in this activity — we may call
    • — is not so formed as already to contain the faculty of upright
    • earthly life. He has left the former and has not yet entered into the
    • earthly information and earthly knowledge; and to all this our
    • these days to be having so excellent a performance of song, here in
    • fact that something or other in our body has a certain plastic form.
    • its plastic form and structure, may really be conceived as
    • each of them can at the same time be conceived as a form), these
    • these you can best understand by somehow perceiving in their form and
    • considering the speech that forms a part of present-day civilisation,
    • through its consonantal nature shapes and forms the vowel
    • consonantal nature, which is plastically shaped and formed in
    • contain our present form of J or V. It consisted only
    • Physics to believe that the peculiar forms in the air are the reality
    • airy forming of the sound the earthly image of a thing of soul and
    • now formed for his earthly needs, just as his walking is transformed,
    • clairvoyance in an earthly form. We are tempted to say: — As
    • solid form, to play upon this plastic instrument of music and now, in
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    • fourteen lectures on Education will shortly be published in book form
    • his destiny. And always this riddle has assumed a different form
    • the soul of man to-day, did not bear the same form in the souls of
    • moving through his body, forming part of his true manhood, but in
    • the soul in this form: Through conception and birth I pass into
    • assumed the form of Nature-religions because man felt the need for a
    • this second riddle of death, even as he had formerly solved the
    • human form on the Cross. And just as Buddha believed that in the
    • in a human form, he himself as man, will conquer death.
    • became a powerful argument (which formerly had not been
    • plants has spread abroad in the form of a pure science of Nature. It
  • Title: Lecture: Concerning Electricity
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    • when we transform an atom into an electron, we do not transform it
    • that through the electrification of the atoms we transform them into
    • carriers of evil; we do not only transform them into carriers of
    • the form of atoms, we transform these atoms into carriers of death;
    • Nature in this form, we raise Evil to the rank of the ruling
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    • its purpose in the form of a primitive clairvoyance that then
    • gradually grew dim and faded away — a higher form of knowledge
    • spiritual being. But this form of knowledge, as we said, had
    • the concept they had to form.
    • form, and to another as a different angel. Thus he appeared to human
    • beings in many and various forms. Later, however, he appeared in the
    • one form as the “Son.”
    • were to outline it in the form of a diagram, I might say something
    • These all united and formed humankind. It is possible to form such an
    • heretical was the fact that people wished to renounce any form of
    • ancient form of spiritual wisdom had established itself extensively
    • in a distributed form had to disappear from the earth by becoming
    • And we encounter in a myriad of forms.
    • dramatic performances, did they begin to form an idea of what took
    • We have seen the Christmas plays performed for us here. We could
    • could feel Jesus in his purity of form in the first play, which is so
    • Christmas plays; Jesus is sought in the most external form
    • possible — in the form of a direct physical
    • completely changed form, within the soul, a Christ far removed from
    • gradually. His achievements took the form of actual facts. The points
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    • extended in space. They can even represent it spatially. Man forms
    • its three dimensions gives to him, in forming his ideas about things
    • itself a kind of spiritual essence, manifests itself in outer forms
    • and spirit, they are transformed into something non-spatial.
    • is invariably, when men try to form a conception of the existence of
    • shadow-forms, in pictures, the influences
    • the inner defensive movement which we perform in the motion of
    • plane and line as an inwardly living form. It
    • accustomed only to form spatial ideas. Hence they would like to have
    • in this form they only have the element of Will.
    • the soul-and-spirit in the same form
    • such ideas we gain a deeper insight too into the human form and
    • this artistic perception of the human form, we
    • formed, as a being of united and harmonious Feeling.
    • symmetrical form. It has five rays. Of course you can pass it by
    • one side, then by the whole arrangement of its form it will
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • as well as into the origin and evolving forms of the creatures
    • spiritual science — that knowledge which has always formed the
    • — within the earth's strata — it forms its
    • regard to their rock formations or other contents, that these layers
    • investigate the ground as to the nature of its rock-formations and
    • formed. Over one layer which originated in that way we have to
    • strata of the earth all kinds of forms have been embedded,
    • this way it is possible to form some idea of the appearance
    • contain fossils of more highly developed forms of animal- and
    • of less developed forms of life, which today we are accustomed to
    • geology seems to be fully in conformity with what natural science
    • from quite primitive to more perfect forms. When we now examine
    • forms, which as yet had no skeleton and were the first predecessors
    • remained unchanged, while others developed towards vertebrate forms and
    • primitive and simple forms of animal- and plant-life gradually
    • evolved to higher forms. That would give a clearly outlined picture
    • instance, one observes how certain layers are still being formed
    • surface, form mountains, and thus become visible. The tenets of
    • fire-process the oldest rock-formations and minerals
    • conceives the earth before the time of the first rock-formation as
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  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • referred. Try to formulate the question clearly, basing it on what
    • way be altered thereby. Just as little can you perform any kind
    • comes about that we draw forth from our inner being in the form of
    • slightest effort. Everything is revealed to us in form of
    • thinking. Then not only does one see the present in the form of
    • take the crudest form of desire. What is it? Hunger. It follows,
    • Ahriman. When we form ideas with regard to our desires and wishes:
    • purely material facts, and has succeeded in formulating these facts
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    • aus unserem Inneren in Form des Gedankenlebens hervorholen und in die
    • geht aus dem Begehren hervor. Nun, nehmen Sie die gröbste Form
    • des Begehrens. Die gröbste Form des Begehrens, welche ist sie?
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    • reflect for instance that in Neuchatel a Lodge was formed wanting to
    • an enormous amount for it. How did she do this? Was it by forming the
    • from this she formed the idea that Christ had never lived at all,
    • form. Nothing more could be said against this — from our
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • the studies we have carried on in our Lodge evenings in former years,
    • it is quite obvious that the former embodiments are equally detailed,
    • old Saturn-existence. And in order that we may form a conception of
    • you must form a conception of what is necessary, to be able to feel
    • wish to form an idea of that soul-disposition which a man must have
    • concepts, or to form concepts and ideas on it; it is far more
    • will keep to the same order as formerly: Saturn-Sun-Moon; though it
    • difficult to form an idea, except for one who has taken the trouble,
    • formerly experienced you experienced formerly; you are fastened to
    • of Rosicrucian initiation is the forming of imagination. The
    • to-day as transformed into an ‘imagination’: we can
    • we have to attain; we must be able to transform the ideas we receive
    • formed, even if they are anthropomorphic, even if the beings appear
    • formerly much used by students for examinations, but now no longer
    • these things are transformed on the Sun, and other glorious events of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • being; and we have seen that spiritual achievements formed in truth
    • the very existence of ancient Saturn; and we have formed a picture of
    • of the soul. No man can know what heat is who is not able to form a
    • Sun, we must again first form an idea by which we can imagine the
    • devotion. Sacrifice is devotion transformed into activity. The
    • in the form of prejudice, and prejudices always destroy the higher
    • which the best is the artistic longing to master colour or form in
    • very hard to understand something, or to form some sort of thought.
    • Suppose you have formed the thought. The next day you will make your
    • mind as clear as possible so that the thought you formed yesterday
    • may come back into it. What you formed yesterday is received by you
    • reflected. What formerly was received is now reflected. Everything
    • that formerly existed is recapitulated. So that we have to think of
    • later are transformed into the inner and the outer; and spate is
    • what was formerly there, the earlier. The gifts they receive they
    • conception of what has just been described and transform that into an
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • from the outermost periphery of the Sun, in the form of light. But
    • back by the Archangels in the form of light, but also that smoke
    • these intrinsically Spiritual cloud-formations is seen to take place
    • light. Let us try to form a picture of this in our minds. We must
    • the centre of this globular formation the meeting of the accepted and
    • image, we can only compare it with the form of our present Saturn
    • then form an element in everything that happens in evolution. We
    • re-issuing in the form of heat. All that remained as heat on ancient
    • clouds of the air; that is to say: In the outer form of the air would
    • forms part of the Divine resignation, for the gods created evolution
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    • peculiar form stands behind them, as we experience this spiritual in
    • feeling is represented in an accentuated form. Hence we do not find
    • what he had formerly endured is rising to the surface, he may have
    • form, is — longing. We also know the names by which this force
    • every one. Sometimes it takes one form and sometimes another. One
    • be active in a thousand forms, and would be more accurately defined
    • a will towards an inclination which in its immediate form cannot be
    • was what is called ego-nature which comes out in every form? It is
    • egoism flashing up in the weakest form, as longing, but we can also
    • one place to another, for that is only one of the many forms of
    • We can form an idea of
    • form of boredom? But between the boredom which is as a rule only
    • suffer from it incessantly seek to form relationships to new Beings.
    • but one form of the more comprehensive movement which has just been
    • one particular form of change. In this connection let us imagine a
    • place is but one of the many forms of change. And the Spirits of
    • with the Will now transformed into longing, and within these Beings
    • Soul-form, came at that time into our being and that of other
    • the balm which flowed into these Beings in the form of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • wonder, this astonishment, from which every form of learning must
    • conveyed the impression of a presented sacrifice. We can form a
    • form it is fundamentally the same thing. For when we look at a corpse
    • something in a concrete form, showing how the solid was formed from
    • sense. Suppose ice forms in a pond; the water then becomes solid. The
    • organism of the earth of which the plants everywhere form part. And
    • change, metamorphosis, transformation. Only with regard to man can we
    • which we call death, nothing but transformation, metamorphosis.
    • already formed. But once more let it be said that if we wish to
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • whichever form they may take in the minds of individual
    • concrete realities and not merely as abstract formulations.
    • one has to have a basis which to form an opinion.
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    • educationists and others today think will reform the world;
    • beyond this. In modern life this could take the form, for
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • growing tendency to form utterly wrong opinions about what in
    • the gospels to show that Christ intended to reform this outer
    • another form and a different, inner certainty is needed. This
    • true nature of the interest that formerly made them travel
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • you a general formula, but it will be better to use the
    • actual form it is taking now and in the immediate future to
    • new forms over and over again. This is what really
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • brush-strokes he presents the outer conformation of the earth
    • properties of minerals, rocks and the different formations to
    • of organic life forms in the realm of the earth. Basing
    • human form; they did not need the models we need today,
    • because they felt the form inside themselves. We are thus
    • form an idea; they have to base their ideas on the things
    • first of all notes a form of hatred or dislike arising
    • would do so, and so on. They want to gain information on the
    • filled with the ahrimanic spirit which wants them to form
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    • means that we are able to form ideas. For the moment we need
    • you are following impulses given by the Spirits of Form, the
    • into it, but it is not your own thought. The form of movement
    • but those of the Spirits of Form.
    • with only the form of the head emerging somewhat more
    • transformed by earth; let us call it ‘a’. But
    • this inherited Moon existence transformed by earth is the
    • hierarchies, from the Spirits of Form downwards. The right
    • if news were to get around — not in the old form but in a
    • the form will be different, but this appeal to the spirit
    • a more refined, subtle form of this world, and they fail to
    • knowledge that the outer form is withering and splitting up,
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    • entirely in the realm of the spirit. Nothing is transformed,
    • have been transformed into something else today. As I said,
    • have undergone a transformation. In the past, individuals who
    • except that the powers which formerly enabled people to walk
    • through fire have been transformed and become more
    • modified vertebrae which form part of the human head look
    • ends and may even be transformed into coming to the
    • reality. Today, people want to take their thought-forms into
    • thought-forms. Uniformity is what they are after. But
    • uniformity cannot be justified in the light of the spirit;
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    • form of thinking like a net over everything in order to
    • where this shows itself in its true form — that is, in
    • this case in its untrue form, which is its true form. The
    • also provide the background to the forms we are now seeking
    • therefore need different forms from those one generally sees
    • forms created out of the concrete itself, is a pioneering
    • effort. And it matters not only that these forms have been
    • whole is such that the forms now coming into existence here
    • contradict and are in utter conflict with the forms created
    • State as a life form, was written by the Scandinavian writer
    • put this more accurately in symbolic form. We may certainly
    • coming, the idea sometimes took a very odd form. One idea,
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • forms taken by the ahrimanic way of thinking.
    • is also spiritual; it is merely a different form of
    • life-forms which the medical profession now calls bacilli.
    • study the surface formation of the earth and the residues and
    • will come when we must have transformed our materialistic
    • spiritual form of existence, but by then the earth will have
    • prepared to admit. And the human actions performed under the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • abstract formula will get us nowhere. At the present time
    • powers by simply using the abstract formula: ‘Those powers
    • scientific view or to fight it out of ignorance. Uninformed
    • shown in diagrammatic form; this is what we have
    • and remains only in a hardened form. You need to find the
    • perform their proper function in the spiritual world that is
    • not have been cast down in 1879. They now want to perform
    • well informed in a particular field of ahrimanic science,
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • linear evolution from incomplete life-forms all the way to
    • It is very much alive, and we can observe many forms of
    • given to them in a living, vital form and the laws of nature.
    • — and other abstract formulations of this kind. Of
    • grasped in exactly the form it will take in the immediate
    • forms of the present life of mind and intellect — new
    • and economic structure and they formed the idea on that
    • pulse through our forms of existence.
    • relationship between different forms of culture, such as
    • different forms of art, for instance, and political forms, is
    • significance of the Reformation and was written by Adolf Keller.
    • Reformation is discussed from different points of view in
    • again and again the same abstractions: the Reformation
    • through the Reformation; when the Reformation was in
    • The Reformation and mysticism have it in common that the
    • experience; what separates them is that the Reformation
    • With his limited ideas he says that the Reformation had
    • adherents of the Reformation should not have, for if they did
    • Reformation must not be a ‘seething and boiling’
    • in the depths of the soul, yet this same Reformation can only
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    • times; they had specific tasks to perform during the whole of
    • task those spirits of darkness had to perform through
    • tasks to perform from Lemurian and Atlantean times, is
    • who is to appear in a specific form in the course of the
    • Wilsonian world programmes in a form which still has power to
    • diagrammatic form, we may put it like this: before Lucifer
    • considerable difference in physical form between Americans
    • revived in time, though in a European form. This sounds
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    • spiritual world form the background to these events. I have
    • time which has come upon us to form an objective opinion on
    • inculcated into people's heads. And it is difficult to form
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    • earth enter into a form of existence in soul and spirit. The
    • on the facts. We have seen strange forms of social and
    • to avoid any form of allegory, nor should you speak of
    • into spiritual science can really know this today. Forms
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    • concepts that they formed for themselves about nature, so that the
    • proceeded formerly in such a way that we more and more viewed man as
    • and the same thing — only in a somewhat different form
    • understanding of Christ, and the form this resistance takes is
    • something very problematical about formulating this ideal, for you
    • Formerly one was awake in one's consciousness of sin; one said
    • natural way. It is out of pride that one sets up a program of reform
    • they emerge and transform themselves are they able to do
    • views are being formulated; for, the facts contradict the modern
    • the Anthroposophical Society was transformed from a sectarian one
    • Anthroposophical Society. Although for now even our artistic forms
    • building on the night of December 31, 1922], these forms live on, in
  • Title: Foredrag: Kristusimpulsen i tidens utvikling og dens virke i mennesket
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    • dyreblikket - ut fra dyrets form - stadig må være
    • jordutviklingen innforlivet Formens Ånder noe av sin egen
    • jord-menneskeform som den eteriske overjordiske Kristuskraft er
    • form-kraften hadde kunnet stråle inn fra kosmos og levende
    • gjennemtrenge mennesket. - Det er denne formkraft som gjør
    • formkraft som helt og holdent skyldes den første
    • som anlegg av de guddommelige vesener. Formens Ånder har
    • hvordan de kosmiske krefter virker inn i hele pyramidens form,
    • former som lever i dets eget indre), når det lar denne sin
    • tenkning trenge inn i de former som ved Golgatamysteriet er
    • tør bruke en annen form for de første ord i
    • formørkede jegbevissthet ville bli stadig mere
    • utformet videre gjennem Kristus. Enten vi skuer utad, hvordan
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    • and willing. I have pointed out the more formal aspect of the fall of
    • of thought is contemplated only in the form in which it is applied in
    • thoughts that we form to-day on the kingdoms of Nature and on the
    • lifeless thoughts that we form here on earth in accordance with modern
    • thoughts makes us grow and forms our organs. Thus, when the
    • that forms thoughts and ideas, our gaze opens out into pre-earthly
    • skull-bones are transformed vertebrae, but he could not develop
    • a transformed spinal ganglion. Again, he left it at this point. These
    • in his earliest embryonic stages, we find that the form of the
    • transformed vertebrae. For this reason we can indeed say that when
    • saw before him a beautiful work of art, or when he wished to mould the form
    • of a human being, how did he set to work? By forming it in beauty. Even in
    • to form the human being artistically. The expression that Plato used
    • his form that men may see in it his heavenly origin.” The Greek
    • where of course, his exterior form does not resemble that of ordinary
    • just descended from heaven. Their form shows everywhere the
    • age), and the formalist Robert Zimmermann, who wrote another book on
    • aesthetics. The former, V-Vischer defines beauty as the manifestation
    • of the idea in sensible form. Zimmermann defines beauty as the
    • more according to form, Vischer more according to content.
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    • Real Form.
    • their true form.’
    • are realities in the forms in which they appear. But in truth it is
    • forms of destiny.
    • Nature — hence it can only be described in the form of a parable.
    • blossoming, the ripening of the fruits, the forming of the
    • may then feel reverence which takes the form of a prayer to these
    • although in the form of dreamlike, clairvoyant consciousness;
    • of spring is a symbol of an event performed by the Spirit — namely,
    • individuals. It is present even now, only we must seek it in a new form,
    • here we are promoting theosophy in a form patterned entirely in accordance
    • uniform and fixed there is the impress of death, and our Calendar is
    • constellations. These formulae for meditation do in all reality lead
    • tried to justify the deed that has taken the form of the Calendar. It is
    • in 1958 (Vol. 3, No. 1) and contains information on
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    • this or that form of existence, is not yet given much thought in the
    • particular forms, its particular ways, how it makes itself felt
    • microscopic formations — the plant cells. No wonder such a
    • formations, these building blocks, the secret of the nature of plants
    • at the forms, the structures, of individual plants, he was led to
    • individual plant forms and structures.
    • such a formation other than in connection with an entire being.
    • entire planet earth and forms a whole with the earth, just as the
    • finger or piece of bone or the brain forms a whole with our organism.
    • the earth planet as a dead rock formation but rather as something
    • of the earth's crust and were then transformed chemically in
    • earth's rock formations as the great skeleton of the earth
    • out and float over him like a cloud formation; rather this whole
    • it forms a unity, the forces it needs in order to replace what the
    • unless we understand him as formed out of the entire macrocosm.
    • to everything that comes down from the sun and forms itself as it
    • should form itself under the influence of the sun activity. In that
    • belongs to the earth itself. In this ex change the organs are formed
    • transformations that plants go through in winter and summer, but it
    • active in the plant world and how in the plant the leaf is formed out
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    • form in which we observe it to-day, permeating all human
    • important transformations that have taken place in the new
    • sense, an echo or aftermath of earlier transformations. I
    • transformation, at the end of the 18th century, the
    • he has the special faculty to formulate them. These things
    • were known. Only, as forming part of physical science, they
    • passing from form to form — from one form to another.
    • this transformation.
    • given out in the form of myths and legends. It was a
    • human nature, and lead to Ahrimanic formations in our time,
    • form to certain forces that emerged in the fourteenth or
    • thoroughgoing transformation which was inaugurated for
    • which in the sequel many other, smaller transformations have
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    • often been made in one form or another. It is in fact the
    • action we perform, be it the most trivial and everyday.
    • say, in an Imaginative form did endeavour to point out these
    • it performs when, as it mere transmuted sense of smell, it
    • But it is necessary to see things in their true form and
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    • which belongs to the secret of death. While the former is
    • secrets. Take the length of the four basic sides, forming the
    • And it is perfectly true the human head is formed by the
    • the head — is informed and filled with forces, within
    • to seek in a new form for what the stars can say to us. But
    • we shall only find it in its new form if we are able once
    • science have been planted again in a new form, and they must
    • this form to-day: it wants to destroy — this time, in
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    • the body of formative forces, and then this sentient-volitional
    • so to speak, of the etheric body's woof of formative forces. In
    • acquires plastic form, even as our physical body and our etheric
    • body acquire plastic form in the senses and in the organs of
    • plastic form.
    • perception), thus acquires plastic form and enters in connection
    • physical body filled with substance and the body of formative
    • form of old presentiments handed over traditionally in the
    • evolution of humanity forms part of the evolution of the world.
    • which man's physical form gradually developed out of lower beings
    • that a CONTEMPLATION OF THE FORM into which we penetrate through
    • super-sensible knowledge, shows us all the SIGNIFICANCE OF FORMS,
    • of these forms.
    • We learn to know the animal's whole form, as it were, from
    • perceive the transformation, the metamorphosis in the human form,
    • distinguish the human form from the animal form; we recognize
    • which are inwardly filled with life, which form themselves
    • in the manner described, but for the physical world, the forms in
    • rise up to art, to an artistic comprehension of forms; but if the
    • world is formed in such a way that it can only be comprehended
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  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • and capacity, and, above all, our survey of life, unless we form
    • antagonism derives from what we were able to gain in the form of
    • triumphs and transformed the whole life of modern times.
    • natural-scientific way of thinking, in the form in which it
    • gradually evolved from lower animal forms. The Nineteenth Century
    • cannot turn towards that which faces it merely in the form of
    • realize that these in particular, and their transformation and
    • beings in the form of speech, to draw in the world's soul life in
    • the form of thoughts — all this was experienced by an older
    • human being, where it lives and weaves in the form of
    • sensory world, turns his speech inwards, then he transforms this
    • with a singing recitative form of uttering certain verses that
    • form of thinking that only lived within his own being, for the
    • his organism, in a super-sensible form.
    • universe. Everything that has been handed down to us in the form
    • of a religious world conception, in the form of a moral world
    • man's birth and that appeared in the form of natural processes in
    • other forms of development. If this had not been the case, man
    • intensively than in the bodies of the men of former times who
    • and its capacity of thinking — what formerly lived within
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  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • the universe of which the human being forms part.
    • interest in the problems which will form the subject of my three
    • shall see how this is possible) becomes transformed and thus
    • nature, which do not clearly appear in the form of illness, a
    • person may foresee, in the form of a picture, that he will, for
    • penetrate as a transformed human being into the super-sensible
    • problems. Although they form part of ordinary life, one easily
    • and also with transformed forces of the will.
    • thought to such an extent that it becomes a transformed memory.
    • develops which may be designated as a plastic, form-giving,
    • meditation, but he should also transform his desires through
    • the transformation of a habit may be compared with the gymnastic
    • transformations in the external world once produced by the
    • effects of the will, now become transformations within human
    • reach the point of transforming our life of desires, so that
    • thinking which we acquire, and on the other hand our transformed
    • with the body and fill it in the shape of formative forces. We
    • or the physical body and the body of formative forces. We abandon
    • of formative forces, consisting of a woof of thoughts, but active
    • we are confronted by the strange fact that whereas formerly we
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  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • stated, this exists only in a decadent form) thus faces the
    • we consider the primeval wisdom of the East, the poetical form
    • which it assumed later on in the Vedas, the philosophical form of
    • more profound souls almost in the form of a prayer by saying: the
    • did not have thought in the form in which we have it now. The
    • thought, the purest, most light-filled form of soul life. But the
    • hung upon the cross. What was formerly sought outside in the
    • cosmic spaces became visible in a human being. What formerly
    • born not only in empty words, but in every form of wisdom and
    • living Christ should be brought into every form of knowledge. The
    • Sacrifices should be offered to Christ, who transforms the Maya
    • present misery we strive to transform into a spiritual reality
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • penetrate, as it were, below the surface of the human form, into
    • We may therefore say: Everything in man existing in the form of
    • forming representations or thoughts.
    • you to form, even approximately and vaguely, a picture of what
    • longer corresponds to the living human being. The form which lies
    • For a while they maintain the form given to them, but a corpse is
    • really an untruth, for it cannot exist in the form in which it
    • up through us and takes on the form of imaginations or pictures.
    • we are influenced from above by the movements and forms of the
    • direction, but exists in form of forces which descend from above,
    • of idea of things which now arise in form of knowledge, and which
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • re-appearing in another form; that is to say, we then no longer
    • grasp it in the form of clear concepts, at least in the form of
    • always exist in this form in mankind's historical evolution.
    • Man perceives the world, but in the form of semblance.
    • to see; he may collect his perceptions in the form of thoughts,
    • Fifteenth Century, through the form of knowledge which has arisen
    • in a form accessible to man, which enabled him to grasp his own
    • everything will end in uniform heat. Man's whole being dissolves,
    • of past epochs view history? No matter in what form they saw it,
    • development, from which undefined forms first condensed
    • before his soul in the form of concepts and become images —
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • when by his intellectual power he could form a picture of the
    • Century formed and described his ideas, shows us that he believed
    • though later on a somewhat cooler form of discussion set in, we
    • older forms of thinking can show us that in the past everything
    • essential transformation. Scientific knowledge, for example, is
    • are accustomed to form their ideas by assuming that their
    • boast of modern progress, the thoughts which they now form have
    • things, this is something quite passive. For he can form his
    • does not change, and he forms his concepts of physics without
    • whole extent of facts and grasped in the form of ideas, then
    • but thoughts conforming with the ever-changing, living form of
    • can be formed without much effort. This tendency to rigid
    • into ancient times, we find that each cloud formation, the
    • to expression in many forms of past religious life, through the
    • imagined in a purely spiritual form. Christ, the Son of God, was
    • one was attacked — our only form of “agitation”
    • to emerge from the rest of mankind as small groups forming a kind
    • more harm than success in setting forth our truths in the form of
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • will repeat the same words in a slightly altered form:
    • was presented in more or less detail in the performances which
    • union with the Luciferic principle. He forms part of the Earth. And
    • death. But we surrender our external form in some manner to the
    • body is for the Earth, that which has been stamped in its Earth form,
    • would have been according to the original Divine decree. We form an
    • which we must form quite definite conceptions if we want to
    • form such ideas as these, if we wish to understand correctly. We must
    • formatively upon us, up to the moment when we have a conscious
    • form in which it was bestowed on us by the Spirits of Form. The Ego
    • connected with the performance of these plays may sink deeply into
    • perform this play at Christmas before the people of the place. The
    • Christmas to the performance of such plays, for they could not be
    • performed in the quite worldly atmosphere. They were performed with
    • prevailed in the entire performance. In all the plays collected by
    • holiness on a performance which could not at first have been called
    • to such an extent that in the performance of their plays, they
    • forms, yet it lay in human nature to evolve this holy regard for the
    • to form the new union.
    • character that appeared in a new form in the Jesus-Child. When we so
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • indeed he forms a part of the earth. And when we lay his body into
    • unites him to the earth. Our outer form, however, which we surrender
    • grow out of what forms the physical body for the earth, which was
    • stamped in its earthly form by that which permits the human being to
    • accordance with the gods' original intention. We form an earthly existence
    • into it, and we must form very definite pictures of this if we wish
    • “I” itself was active in forming and structuring us. This
    • its first task is to form our body. To begin with it creates the
    • remains in the form in which it has been conferred on us, as we
    • know, by the Spirits of Form.
    • heavenly heights. In the form of the child, the human being should
    • performed at Christmas and in which the story of Creation was
    • Schröer was able to find at that time of the performance of
    • people began thinking about having to perform these plays during
    • assumed by those who were to devote themselves to the performance
    • be performed out of ordinary worldliness.
    • performed with all the naïveté with which the peasants
    • could perform something like that. And yet the whole performance
    • scene in Latin, because in the old churches, if the performance was
    • what was performed in front of them. Gradually there was a
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  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • sub-human element which formerly he did not know, and from which he
    • a line which returns on itself, forming a circle as the expression of
    • Zodiac, the Amschaspands have to perform the specialised activities
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • In the successive epochs different forms of
    • world of form subject to these laws but man's qualities of soul and
    • in forms not wholly human; we often find human bodies and animals
    • heads, or an amalgamation of human and animal forms. Wonderful
    • deeper wisdom and their purpose was to convey in picture form,
    • the form that has been built up by our active thinking. Now the act
    • within him substances living in his blood or forming his bones, but
    • substances which have now passed into the human form, whereas they
    • man. Just as the substances in the blood now live in the human form
    • but were formerly spread over cosmic space — so the
    • in search of some form of language, some kind of script in which to
    • within a form that is the “coffin” of the spiritual
    • kingdoms of Nature: in the stones with their forms based on
    • mathematical laws, in the plants with their life-filled forms which
    • he beholds Man he must penetrate through the outer form to the
    • is formed from Nature. Now the system of nerves is the physical
    • shown in picture form the processes taking place in his inner being.
    • experienced in clairvoyant form. The forms were of course not so
    • learnt to know how air enters the body in the form of oxygen; he
    • exoterically to the people in the form of legends. Those who were
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • considered. Aviation, however would only assume its right form could it
    • body it spins threads out of which it forms a hard covering. Gradually
    • has entirely transformed itself into a caterpillar. Inner sensation is
    • in the sunlight and rolls it up again at night. In this way it forms its
    • threads and so forms the cocoon — as threads spun in this way are
    • the case. It wants to reappear in another form. It would fain be
    • transformed by the flame. This is always so in death. Death does not
    • annihilate, but when it comes about in the right way it transforms the
    • created out of light, but light had first to take up matter, form a case
    • itself in the form of a cocoon. The caterpillar has an urge towards the
    • alters the form of its blood vessels; they become quite different. It
    • vessels formerly belonging to the tail are withdrawn and thus feet are
    • grown. The blood vessels formerly in the tail now go to the feet
    • live in water. When it reaches the air it inwardly performs what the
    • its body, and what once formed part of blood vessels and gills now
    • no longer believe what follows, but formerly they would say: Here we
    • known as the theory of pre-formation. The theories we still have today
    • general public cannot form an opinion and allows itself to be guided in
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    • spiritual beings. With the help of spiritual beings we form the
    • when, outside himself, he has to experience the actions he performed
    • physiological basis of love: together they form tone in speech and in
    • after-vibration of the self? Who recognises in the plastic forming of
    • consciousness receives? Why then do we transform ordinary speech that we
    • have here on earth as a utilitarian faculty — why do we transform
    • express our own being in declamation, in song? Why do we transform it?
    • cults. The images men formed of their gods was the source of plastic
    • “Goetheanism as an impulse for man's transformation”
    • today — the smoke of the incense was formed into the desired image of the
    • religion and science were formerly one, and we should still have a sense
  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • reflejaban para ellos una forma espiritual de existencia, pero los
    • antigua, pero esos pensamientos no se formularon mediante el esfuerzo,
    • conocimiento llegaba en la forma de imágenes; pero la creencia se
    • materiales en obras de arte, y lo que adquirían en forma de
    • que el hombre adquiere en forma de sabiduría debe ser verdad; pero
    • en la hoja y la flor de la planta. Y la forma en que él
    • construyó para sí mismo una imagen de la forma de la planta y
    • la forma del animal en sus estudios botánicos y zoológicos era
    • presentan en forma de mitos, cuentos de hadas y leyendas por aquellos
    • pensar. Él forma cadenas de pensamientos, en conformidad con las
    • conexiones entre los pensamientos debían ser formulados, porque
    • él no vivía en sus pensamientos de la forma en que nosotros
    • pensamiento en esta forma. Eran iluminaciones; habían venido a
    • en los Misterios hablaban a sus alumnos de una forma como la que sigue.
    • convocaban a los que eran de alguna forma sus alumnos y en su presencia
    • ahora, en forma de elevación de sus sentimientos.
    • ascendente que de esta forma se expandía en ondas. Este acto estaba
    • través de palabras que creaban formas. Las palabras de la
    • hacia sí mismo, pero siempre devuelve afuera; de la misma forma
    • propios festivales se les dio una forma dramática, de acuerdo con
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    • when we try to form a picture of the breathing process or of the
    • of the same power that was formerly given from the Mysteries, by
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • Pasteur's researches there can be no doubt that the former
    • execution by journalism has taken the place of the former
    • form the erroneous opinion that Anthroposophy is trying to use
    • verified in a corresponding form if you descend to the region
    • in a corresponding form, and that Natural Science can be naught
    • neither the former nor the latter doubted the sentence:
    • scientific convictions. He who wants to explain the form and
    • swinging without having formed the above conclusion. The point
    • physical-animal heredity ceases. The form of Schiller's nose and
    • in the same way as we derive the form and habits of life of the
    • to the development of one form of life from another, and this
    • has spurred people on to find the connection between such forms.
    • revelations of Natural Science were to form the basis for this
    • animals and man himself originated we were unable to form any
    • inorganic forms. Our hiatus in the evolution of nature has been
    • animals? Can we doubt that animals, when their form grew more
    • perfect, when it evolved into the human form, merely on the
    • are many people who are anxious to gather information on
    • light as to form a basis for Anthroposophical system. They
    • animals with higher types of souls have evolved form those with
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  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • form an antithesis which depends on the nature of that to
    • to form a conception of what is around him or of what is
    • natural science is not at all applicable to man in this form.
    • forming a new plant. One can therefore say quite certainly of
    • plant-forms, like parasites, are, as it were, planted on to
    • originate because a former living organism leaves behind it a
    • form, the different capacities and talents develop. (We will
    • form, the nature of that with which we are dealing, they ask
    • upon the egg. In what is formed as disposition, as different
    • man is. Every man is working towards the formation of what is
    • formation of the species. Every development, every advance in
    • are led from our own individual life back to a former
    • outer living form, but continues to work even into the most
    • elementary formations and functions of life. When man arrives
    • and form organs according as it required them, while now in
    • we look at it for once in a lower form and take under
    • order to form, as it were, conceptions and ideas concerning
    • that the individual life-kernel is transformed during
    • what has become wooden, as it were, what it has itself formed
    • might express thus; “We purchase the higher form, the
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    • man. This is common knowledge. Let us now try to form some
    • rise and fall of colors and forms, which change at every
    • Their astral bodies do not form part of the physical body,
    • is directed by its Ego. If you wish to form a rough picture
    • All groups of animals which have a similar form, have also a
    • emphasized here, how very important it is to form a clear
    • minerals are the youngest forms in evolution. Upon Saturn,
    • time, an etheric, or life-body, entered into it, transforming
    • consciousness soul; and at the same time, it formed the bones
    • We can form
    • form the foundations of Nature. In the future, it will be
    • kingdom. The Ego of man lives within a human form, but when
    • man's other bodies and transforms the astral body into the
    • upon the transformation of his physical body, the laws of the
    • successive stages of evolution; they form the hidden
    • Elementary Kingdom: it is the kingdom which forms
    • for it moulds and forms the shapes of the plants. But it's
    • other Beings work upon it from without — forming it,
    • its own; instead the entire astral body of the Earth forms
    • second Elementary Kingdom, and help it to take form, fly
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  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • not penetrated this field sufficiently or formed a merely
    • perception. But when we are lucky enough to perform a
    • but issuing from a former life. We see how, from birth
    • the heretic is not treated as he was formally. He is no
    • explained by their earlier creation in former life
    • formed today do not cease to be when death passes over
    • his former earth experiences — those psycho-spiritual
    • stand from his father's effects and transforms it into an
    • transform his knowledge again and again and so to rise to a
    • transform what natural science offered him, into that urge
    • erected a wonderful monument to her in the form of “The
    • fact, something like a spiritual eye operation is performed
    • secrets of existence at one bound, not through formula and
    • arise in the soul. True, but it arises in its true form only
    • transformed by the artistic treatment, in his
    • From crag to dewy grove, the silvery forms
    • things physical are formed, as is ice out of water. There, at
    • able to understand only the things formed in outer space,
    • conceals the soul in that wonderful form about which
    • therein the archetype of the soul. That form is nothing else
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    • form that He has attained. For as high a being as Zarathustra
    • evolution is re-formed. Highest power through the cosmic
    • merrymaking form of the Saturnalia, and this also testifies to
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • cry from the great Zarathustra or Zoroaster, who formed the
    • true.” Galileo, who based his information upon the
    • former is truly the origin of certain currents. For
    • written there, written in the form of minerals, in the course
    • single manifestation of the visible, whose bodily form is the
    • able to take on another form. For each Monad is obliged to
    • take on, not only the form by which we know it here, but
    • every form which it is possible to take on in the Universe.
    • Giordano Bruno conceives of a procession through every form.
    • of sense have to give him, he enters (forming the picture
    • has its bodily form in all things, possesses that of which we
    • everything is the Spirit in Nature, as form, he replies, by
    • Spirit is in the crystal, which has a form; it is in the
    • plant, which has a form; in the animal, which has a form; it
    • is in the human body, which has a form Of all visible things
    • which have form, a counterpart exists in the human soul as
    • thereby. While we are forming our concepts, the Divine
    • merely recast the words of Giordano Bruno in a poetical form.
    • that that which existed in Nature as form was capable of
    • from the clairvoyant stages of perception to a material form
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    • the kind of apotheosis which forms the present conclusion of
    • forms of vibration, once cultivated with such extreme
    • investigations dealing with the relationship of forms among
    • forms of life, the most complicated structures have arisen
    • forms of living creatures could be traced. Let us suppose
    • returned to the older forms of the Darwinian theory. Katsch,
    • any animal form whatever now extant. All shades of opinion
    • animals of which we can form no representation, and that from
    • scientists employ the forms familiar to us at present, in
    • existing physical forms dissolve into a nebulous mass;
    • arrive at the spiritual, primal form of man, the fruit of an
    • a position to formulate such a thought at all, must also
    • the vibratory, energetics and all other forms of
    • in their work, in the same or another form. Finally we can
    • forms of modern science. If you read my book, “Goethe's
    • another. We can form an idea of the living cooperation of the
    • to form such an idea, and we are helped by the fact that a
    • a fleshly form in which there dwells a great spirit whom we
    • speaks to us in the forms of modern, intellectual life, when,
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • the cloak of truth, in a form difficult to discern, not only
    • the paths of spiritual investigation must transform his soul
    • and the latter works directly into the former, thus being in
    • pronouncements are obtained concerning world-formations; and
    • former feels spiritual beings as he is accustomed to imagine
    • the medium, coming to a special form in each. In all these
    • formed itself in life? and no more regards the material than
    • seeking to deceive us, by presenting themselves in lying form
    • on the Threshold. One can only gradually form for oneself an
    • investigator. Finally one can regard everything formerly seen
    • to what one no longer so utterly is as formerly. These
    • of feeling THAT outside of one, which formerly was
    • does not progress thus far in the transformation of his soul,
    • personality, and separate his former self from the
    • distorted form and describe them correspondingly. The moral
    • form. If, e.g. one has prejudged a mood regarding some
    • incorrect form, and therein lie many sources of error in the
    • Souls often yearn for its information, but are as often as
    • She cannot adopt the form of traditional, general error, and
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • living in a time which is slowly undergoing a certain transformation.
    • former lectures we have mentioned specific things which
    • next life on Earth it assumes its predestined form, which, on
    • his present incarnation, while the head is the result of former
    • related to the man's former incarnations. If you consider this,
    • the dream-formations truly. We say, Dreams are
    • This explains the forming of the dream in the boy's
    • It is the effect of his vocation in the former life on Earth.
    • of the former incarnation; and when this period is at an
    • The one set of forces mould and form him; these arise more from
    • paralysing the former, come more from the astral body. Through
    • these latter forces, man is impelled to transform what was
    • stamped upon him by his vocational Karma of the former
    • etheric body is formative. (All that appears as
    • transformative. And in the interplay of the two
    • from the vocational aspect of our former incarnation, but
    • former incarnation we stood in this or that relation to
    • of life in former lives. The way we find our connections in
    • Forming.
    • Transforming or
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    • a woman — sets to work and forms her ideas in such a way
    • in question. Forming ideas like that, one simply cuts as with a
    • in a new way; it was not so at all in former epochs.
    • looked for in former epochs. Moreover, it is often just the
    • this modern life, through the peculiar form of their
    • produced a very good report, a really excellent plan of reform.
    • given a more modern form. Meanwhile, however, while he
    • conditions. The other, being well-informed and very much on the
    • And now, some story of espionage forms part of the plot, which
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • qualities from former incarnations.
    • former incarnation are especially at work. When
    • conditions of the former incarnation. Observe the
    • the fourteenth year — our former incarnation,
    • former calling. But in the following period the impulses no
    • people of former centuries and millennia — they could
    • question, which for him assumed a tragic form: Into what
    • The Bourgeois differs in this respect: In former times
    • the same in other words.) Through the man of former time, a
    • of former ages has been replaced by the yard-rule, the bible by
    • atavistic secret doctrine. And as you also know from former
    • precisely to that form of Spiritual Science which has to live
    • possible to form concepts in a certain manner. If only people
    • knew how concepts are formed in public life to-day, in order to
    • that having prevailed in former times, each at its proper place
    • transform you into a man who sees clearly and has the will to
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • sentences and formulae which had a greater influence than other
    • commonly spoken. Such formulae of words, which had an influence
    • be betrayed. For with his very knowledge of such formulae,
    • the Mystery-formulae before an unauthorised person
    • until then were the former attempts turned to practical
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • formed for themselves the great and powerful imagination of the
    • new form and in a glorious way. It will be our task to hear in
    • his own human form, that which he would wear after his birth
    • body, the true ego actually vanishes out of the physical form,
    • of a higher life. The right form of expression would be to
    • ultimate form: that it first appears, as it were, tumultuously,
    • Christ impulse, but at first in a premature form — is the
    • impulses, and transforms from the spiritual world gifts
    • bringing about the transformation of the Luciferic —
    • Christ impulse in the second form.
    • abstract in a single form. And if we feel ourselves as
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • Later the idea was formed that the first king was the
    • legend received this form those who had penetrated into the
    • forces of nature, but in a form in which they are
    • forms, he pointed to quite definite single gestures, single
    • spirit as was every other bodily form an expression of
    • form, that he saw in the Beings whose external expression the
    • see that all forms of life which desire to unfold their
    • in formal words what we have just seen to be the esoteric
    • these ideas live, transformed into feeling. It is not easy to
    • thoughts and conceptions are transformed into feelings and
    • perceptions. How does this transformation take place?
    • come to life with the fruits of our former life, with the
    • highest wisdom, which is a fruit of former knowledge. He has
    • transformed this knowledge into feeling and experience and is
    • in the form of concepts. Such a pilgrim, with a ripe soul,
    • which has transformed into direct feeling and experience much
    • power that transforms the astral body into the Spirit Self, the
    • of the twelve religions is ripe to form a basis of harmony, the
    • his stern father. The soul transforms its knowledge into ideas
    • world behind our external world, of that world which transforms
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    • the information I propose to offer without occasionally arousing a
    • that man's external form is known through the medium of the
    • we shall endeavour as far as possible to form an idea of such a
    • Being. How do we proceed in Spiritual Science if we wish to form an
    • spiritualizes them and transmutes them from the present lower form
    • into the higher form of the future. The ego will transmute the astral
    • by permeating it with his ego and forming the Sentient Soul within
    • Spirit Man or Atma. Thus, apart from the limited transformation of
    • performing the work which will be the prerogative of man when, in his
    • when from within our ego, we shall transform the life-body into Life
    • question now is: what form does the activity of these higher Beings
    • extent an interrelated whole and forms, as it were, an unbroken
    • a transformation of man's present condition. Here materialistic
    • to form an idea of Beings living and working as it were with their
    • transformed the astral body and who with their fully developed Spirit
    • transforming our etheric or life body; Beings who are themselves at
    • perform or undertake is inspired by them, i.e. the Archangels. Hence
    • Earth at the transformation of the Earth and are thus undergoing the
    • last stage in the transformation of their physical body into Spirit
    • Spirits of Personality is to perform cyclic revolutions and return to
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    • express their corporeality in some form or other. And these Beings
    • whose activity is expressed in this physical form must give some
    • transformation of this body. Here we must first of all refer to the
    • cloud-like formation that we call the etheric aura of that particular
    • be inwardly transformed, develops a certain inner light, a luminous
    • to sudden transformations which may even have their source in
    • Powers (Exusiai) or Spirits of Form
    • detailed description in the information contained in my books
    • those Beings whom we call Spirits of Form or Powers, who are now two
    • behind and amongst them are also certain Spirits of Form or Powers.
    • Their deferred development took a very singular form. Whilst they are
    • Spirits of Form or Powers in terms of certain attributes, and by
    • belong at the present time solely to the Spirits of Form who have
    • consequently still related to him, these Spirits of Form are four
    • are possessed by the other Spirits of Form and who are able therefore
    • influenced by the Spirits of Form during his Earth existence? He
    • could not have developed ego-consciousness if the Spirits of Form had
    • not given the brain its present form. Beings such as these are able
    • to work even into the configuration of the human form although they
    • arise without the fully developed form and structure of the human
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    • astral body. These modifications prepare the transformation of the
    • These transformations, however, are not to be confused with the real
    • think of the form of consciousness, of the entire soul-life of these
    • your mind's eye without the need to draw it. You thus perform
    • perception; and just as we set out to conquer nature and transform it
    • the light of this information we may say that in certain respects a
    • completed the transformation of their astral bodies into Spirit Self
    • opportunities were few and far between — to form a special
    • people. The Spanish people formed with the Portuguese a homogeneous
    • of Form or Powers who have only renounced in part the attributes of
    • of the normal Spirits of Form? The normal Spirits of Form are four
    • Spirits of Form do not occupy the highest rank. Above them are the
    • up with human evolution as if they were now only Spirits of Form or
    • sacrificed, they are Spirits of Form. Thus there are normal Spirits
    • of Form four stages beyond man and other Beings working in the same
    • sphere as the Spirits of Form, but who are really Spirits of
    • abnormal Spirits of Form, the abnormal Spirits of Movement,
    • cooperate. Through this interplay are formed the races of mankind.
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    • present form and inner being could only have arisen through the
    • of Movement, of Form, of Personality, the Archangels down to the
    • provided by the Spirits of Form, the Beings whom we call Powers or
    • principally the physical body. The Spirits of Form have no particular
    • holds little interest for the Spirits of Form since it is a
    • Spirits of Form only wished to embark on their chief activity, the
    • normal Spirits of Form show no interest. The three life-periods,
    • approximately, have no immediate appeal. The Spirits of Form only
    • Spirits of Form intended, in fact, that man should incarnate only at
    • the eyes of these Spirits of Form all that has been developed in man
    • say that the Spirits of Form who have developed normally would far
    • Form had free rein until man's twentieth year, then in the
    • that age and perceive the external world in the form that is familiar
    • we only take into account the activity of the Spirits of Form it is
    • remained at the stage of the Spirits of Form and are now active in
    • the Earth-evolution as Spirits of Form. Thus they are able, during
    • of twenty. Hence the abnormal Spirits of Form endow man with
    • embryonic development. Indeed through these abnormal Spirits of Form,
    • participate in evolution, we do not possess therefore the form that
    • of life which is under the influence of normal Spirits of Form only,
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    • of Form, and a people the product of a normal and abnormal Archangel;
    • Spirits of Form — Powers (Exusiai)
    • all spiritual Beings manifest in some form or other and are to be
    • spread out before him. He will describe this solid rock formation in
    • present planetary form. The forces of the Spirits of Will and the
    • the ever moving forms could not be brought to rest. In that event, it
    • you wish to form an idea of how
    • attention to the Alps, which today form a solid mountain chain so
    • left (to the West). In primeval times this mighty wave formed the
    • formation which dates from the time when the primeval mass of the
    • of the activity of the Spirits of Form with the Spirits of Will (the
    • may picture therefore that these Spirits of Form, dancing as it were
    • upon the waves, brought the ever moving forms to rest and moulded
    • them into form. We can therefore point to the cooperative activity on
    • Beings. On the one hand we see the activity of the Spirits of Form
    • element which was brought to rest by the Spirits of Form — this
    • aeriform which permeates the apparent solid substance of the Earth.
    • surface is formed. Upon this surface the Spirits of Form literally
    • dance upon the waves and bring them to rest and mould them into form.
    • we perceive first of all beyond the realm of the Spirits of Form who
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    • of these forces in the former aspect but only in the latter aspect
    • will only be able, therefore, to form a complete picture of the very
    • in my last lecture with the more detailed information about the
    • abnormal Spirits of Form, a cooperation which ensures that the
    • of Form to act independently. These are the same spiritual Beings who
    • surrounds the Earth and together with the Earth forms a single whole,
    • we can distinguish seven of these normal Spirits of Form. There are
    • therefore seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we wish to form a
    • Form cooperate in such a way that what we described in Lecture Four
    • reality. Thus, if all these seven Spirits of Form could work in
    • cooperate with them and diversify this uniform humanity, it was found
    • Spirits of Form — those Beings who, as I described yesterday,
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • activity of the abnormal Spirits of Form should provoke too great a
    • from the community. In reality, therefore, only six Spirits of Form
    • lest the simultaneous activity of the abnormal Spirits of Form, who
    • Spirits of Form withdraw with the separation of the Sun, but in the
    • forces than the Spirits of Form — for they stand higher in the
    • normal Spirits of Form were obliged to modify their activity by
    • Spirits of Form it is best to think of them as streaming down to us
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    • normal and abnormal Spirits of Form they cooperate to organize the
    • merged with the original inhabitants of India and formed the ruling
    • of that which formerly devolved upon the Chaldean Archangel. The
    • of monads as formulated by Leibnitz. Monism: the doctrine that
    • Wherever you turn you will find that in some form or other the
    • Gods, but also to philosophies where we meet it again in the form of
    • wide variety of forms.
    • were expecting to transform themselves from Time Spirits to the next
    • higher rank, to Spirits of Form — just as, for example, that
    • certain respects to the rank of the Spirits of Form — the
    • evolution towards the Hierarchy of the Spirits of Form. We are now
    • Spirits of Form and became the guiding Time Spirit who then works on
    • the guiding Spirit of the Greeks, himself formed the vanguard of the
    • compromise with one of the former Time Spirits who were active before
    • to the rank of a Spirit of Form. Thus, our present fifth
    • Time Spirit of ancient Egypt and who is a Spirit of Form at an
    • advanced to a certain rank among the Spirits of Form. Now precisely
    • will be of particular interest to you: What form did the activity of
    • predisposition which has retained its original form and which is
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    • a uniform view of mythology to exist and, on the whole, a similar
    • countries where this mythology, in one form or another, existed. The
    • years ago I made the acquaintance of a man; he wore a uniform
    • became acquainted with a man who wore the same uniform and ten years
    • ago I met another who also wore the same uniform.” Now if the
    • uniform, they could therefore be compared with one another in respect
    • different person might be wearing that uniform at those different
    • behind the uniform. This parallel may seem farfetched, yet in
    • all that had formerly taken place in the evolution of humanity, so
    • Spirits of Form or Powers, but were more intimately associated with
    • already shared in former times and who therefore were no longer of
    • of Form. With these they were especially familiar; they could
    • Persians were conversant with the Powers or Spirits of Form, known
    • radiations which we know as Spirits of Form or Powers and which, from
    • Personality, but in a different form. In their case there was an
    • into the world of the Powers or Spirits of Form. That which is to be
    • in former times. The Germanic peoples responded to these experiences
    • recall in retrospect how the souls of men had been ‘in-formed’
    • soul are gradually formed and crystallized into the body. In the
    • Odin? Who or what was he? In what form did Nordic man learn to love
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    • cognition of the ego is totally different from other forms of
    • agent, and the known. In the formal act of cognition it is irrelevant
    • formal manner; then we shall also comprehend why Europe in particular
    • world. Formerly, before man was aware of his ego, before he perceived
    • the form of mythology are not always aware of Lucifer and Ahriman to
    • his external form and pigmentation and made him an independent,
    • remarkably iridescent form. Because Nordic man could perceive the
    • with a Luciferic influence which takes the form of selfishness. The
    • mythology in the form of a wolf. That is the astral form for lying
    • does not see things in their true form. Whenever the ancient Teutons
    • facts in the form of pictures and I could perhaps enumerate many
    • representations of the influence of Loki or Lucifer in the form in
    • mythology is only a memory of something experienced in former times,
    • expressed in sculptural form. Greek mythology has no longer that
    • appear transformed. They explained this to him somewhat as follows:
    • Formerly you looked into the spiritual world and there you saw
    • it transformed.”
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    • still more refined form in the Vedanta philosophy. This was only
    • form of cosmogony that now emerged in Greece was, to some extent,
    • the form of cognition in the ancient Indian culture was directly
    • that which could be formed in the ‘I’ through the
    • of the British Empire is also associated parliamentary forms of
    • establishment of parliamentary forms of government at once becomes
    • into the spiritual world of former times. In the Germanic and
    • experienced in a former age. The task of the Southern Germanic
    • in the form of pure concepts that which Nordic man still saw as
    • what form it takes. When we look back into ancient times we observe a
    • China with what had once existed in former times. I can give only the
    • if one recognizes that their cooperation is a reality, that they form
    • significance of the Christ Being in their original form which
    • will be like, a future that will ensure that we must form our ideals
    • transformed into a Time Spirit.
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    • form, is connected in a remarkable way with the knowledge derived
    • waters. Later on this survived as a solemn ritual; formerly it had
    • in former times in these Northern regions. Hence in the Sagas of the
    • hitherto been received in a clairvoyant form. He was the living
    • Science and to transform it in the appropriate manner to satisfy the
    • A man performs some act and at the same time feels himself impelled
    • world-events conform to law, he will then realize, little by little,
    • perceive from the physical plane that which formerly could be
    • occult training will, by the transformation of the physical body,
    • manifestation of Christ will be repeated in the form which was valid
    • invaded the East. There, however, it assumes another form. One
    • result would simply be another form of materialism, a continuation of
    • feeling or whether they are only a disguised form of materialism. It
    • must assume a different form after man has undergone development on
    • form. All the forces opposed to Odin and Thor, everything which has
    • existence. It knows that the etheric form exists in which shall be
    • embodied what we are now to see again — Christ in etheric form.
    • peoples of the West and the East and this Being must conform to man's
    • Rishis in its true form. We accept with gratitude the Persian
    • experienced in the form it was experienced at that time. We refuse to
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • performances themselves some observations linking them with the
    • These performances
    • took forms which were none other than those of art. Religious life
    • overflowed into bold forms, and religion was one with art. Art was
    • and saw religious life pouring itself into the forms of art.
    • enthusiasm for what as religion overflowed into artistic form, then
    • specific form. Today it is possible to think of Anthroposophy or
    • evolutionary forces at work in man, but they think in conformity with
    • form their opinions out of feelings and personal motives, but
    • cherishing an unselfish ideal. We can only form an opinion about what
    • some form or other of ancient occultism, let us suppress this, and
    • European countries, will assume ever further forms. The book is
    • or that form of spiritual science, but because we see that the
    • later form. The ancient Greek partly felt that in his own time the
    • rule our efforts, that this performance of The Mystery of Eleusis is
    • practical and aggressive forms it takes — so Persephone is the
    • the greatest wonders of Nature, she is an archetypal form which
    • something which dawns in us today in a form as yet impersonal; it is
    • performances of this important work in the way which should come
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • world and how cosmic forces appeared to them as actual forms or
    • again in the form of modern spiritual wisdom. It is worth while to
    • disappears, things are really only transformed. Whither, then, has
    • development and formation of the ego principle, making it firmer and
    • changing forms, the archetypal mother of the human soul and of the
    • form his own clairvoyant faculty, but both these things were given to
    • transformed into the faculty of clairvoyance.’ (We may call
    • formerly he had been more under the sway of forces connected with the
    • shortsighted to think that the human being was always formed as he is
    • took in foodstuffs, so transformed their forces within him that they
    • whole of their outer conduct. When the gods assumed the forms they
    • substitute, a new form of law, for the old law which worked through
    • law in a more abstract form through their messengers in the
    • became denser and denser, as it became transformed, what happened to
    • because ice is in another form. In the same way one cannot do with
    • forces. She is transformed by Hecate, so transformed that she now
    • and which has also transformed the astral body. For these three
    • most important part in this process of transformation, in this
    • compact; it so transforms the astral body that it no longer develops
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • I shall still often have occasion to refer to the performances we
    • be quite clear that there are things which form part of a system of
    • active which form the rainbow out of the ingredients of Nature; there
    • clearly defined form, but one could not get an idea of him without
    • distinguished from the forces of the astral body — the former
    • body of his, then there comes to him a spiritualised form of taste
    • knowledge of a man's own astral body is first and formost
    • there a numerical formula, or any other formula, which can express
    • perfected as the ego transforms the astral body more and more into
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    • epoch did not tread the Earth in human form. There were however men
    • dwelt among men in physical bodies); their human form was
    • in its purest form the human individuality. It could be said that
    • fleshly form, that is to say, those who had not reached their full
    • into themselves the Christ Impulse, which formerly they did not have,
    • bodies, the Christ in a certain respect forms an exception, since He
    • Christ Being, that in a wholly spiritualised form He continues to
    • longing towards the star formed of earthly dross, and not only would
    • pantheism which gives out that all Nature is permeated with a uniform
    • substance would attach itself to form a star which in the future
    • feelings, the impulses of soul which awoke in the informed Greek when
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • incarnated directly in human form! There seems here to be an
    • together into separate human forms could only be made by someone who
    • formerly he only looked at; and in a way every soul is spread out
    • having plunged into the cosmic, the historical form of his previous
    • bodily form and looked upon the latter merely as a possession of the
    • added to this all that went to form the ego. A new element united
    • Earth had an influence upon man and thereby upon the formation of his
    • which souls were united with one another and formed a unity, a
    • had assumed intellectual form, this later consciousness, no longer
    • clairvoyant but intellectual, is able to form an image of the world
    • clairvoyantly, he can at least form intelligent pictures of the
    • his own bodily form, each imprisoned in those microcosmic forces of
    • to the thought which formed the starting point of this lecture, the
    • to us by modern historians in such a hopelessly dry-as-dust form, and
    • into the world and forms the mental atmosphere of the banking and
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    • of the dramatic performances which preceded them, but it is a subject
    • the form it took. Since our actual subject is ‘Wonders of the
    • to get to know the physical body in its true form we have to rise,
    • if we wish to learn to know the physical body in its true form. Here
    • bodies, bodies which expressed the ego in its true form. We see that
    • even the Bible recognises that quite a different bodily form, one
    • formerly belonged, denser matter than had been theirs formerly had
    • ego-consciousness could arise. To this end the old form of the ego,
    • is also implicit in the wonderful, wisdom-filled form of the Dionysos
    • Semele saw Zeus in his true form, not as the old Atlantean hero, but
    • If this essential human ego is to manifest in a bodily form, can we
    • expect to see it in the human form we have in the physical world? No,
    • for this form is maya, it is not at all a manifestation of
    • felt the self-contradiction in the external human form. He was not a
    • felt profoundly that the human form as it walks the Earth today is a
    • it ought to be. Suppose for a moment that the human form had only
    • suppose that no ego had entered into this human form, then it would
    • Then the human form would be different from what it actually is. If
    • about with quite different-looking physical forms. Secretly, in the
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    • happens in our souls in the forming of ideas and in thinking, the
    • to express in correct diagrammatic form the human process of
    • man on Earth was so formed that he could develop his physical brain
    • us, we experience in the form of mirrored image. The process does not
    • is not presented in this form is accepted as
    • intelligence while nevertheless withdrawing from that form of
    • common sense within certain moulds, namely in those forms which in
    • world—and within the forms appropriate to that kind of
    • journey from information about external things to information about
    • Dionysos appeared in an etheric form in the holy Mysteries, and from
    • plane. In the Mysteries he appeared in his spirit-form.
    • often be surprised to know in what simple, unassuming human form
    • spiritual forms. In a certain way that is true today as it was in the
    • the aspirants learned to know Dionysos as a spirit-form. In the
    • recognise him as a spirit-form governed entirely by what was most
    • seen Dionysos there as a beautiful, sublime human form. I expressly
    • embodiment of the spiritual form which he met in the Mystery is
    • not represented as such a perfect divine form as Zeus, is in fact the
    • them in their physical human forms, these exalted beings are by no
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    • treasure out of the unconscious? We give it a different form from the
    • we give it back again to the gods in the form which it has acquired
    • worlds, in the changed form which it has acquired through us, the
    • one. When we look back into our former incarnation, when we see how
    • most unselfish actions are performed for our own sakes, for by
    • his present stage. We know that in order to reach his present form he
    • prepared and formed through the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions. By
    • — forces with the capacity to call forth physical forms, but
    • only in a spiritual form, a spiritual form which was capable of
    • form as physical body. What today is physical was at that time, even
    • where it was densest, still only in etheric form; that is to say, the
    • physical form. But had the forces of the physical body condensed in
    • form, but other forces as well. If we wish to form an idea of what
    • from a solution of common salt in water, just as a crystalline form
    • is dissolved and returns to the etheric form. Just as the blood has
    • gradually been formed in the ether, so in the human body of the
    • etheric during the early part of Lemuria to form the human blood
    • circulation and the heart we now see returning to the etheric form
    • which will cause us to revert to the form we had during the Saturn,
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    • world can be reawakened today in a modern form through spiritual science
    • have seen further that it is in fact because this newly-formed
    • preceding evolutions had resulted in the formation of an etheric man
    • physical forces, a purely etheric form. A physically solid man such
    • still in etheric form. This etheric human form was shadowy and
    • somewhat closely into this formation of man, we must see just how man
    • gradually solidified out of that original shadow-form. Today let us
    • pre-Lemurian era. At that time man had only a kind of shadowy form,
    • man lived upon the Earth in this way in phantom-form, the Earth too
    • afterwards, streamed into man and co-operated in his formation
    • to beings of another kingdom, in the formation of which they were
    • complicated has really been the formation out of the spiritual world
    • mammal very different formative forces are at work. The mammals which
    • group-souls upon their physical forms. The influences which resulted
    • — are connected with what worked as formative force upon our
    • influence upon man himself, working into his formation as if from the
    • his external form have resembled the bull. If these forces alone had
    • organisation. The complex human form has come into existence because
    • You can now form some
    • forms which underlay them were not organised in the same way as the
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    • widely different epochs men have formed conceptions of what really lies
    • behind the world and its happenings. By forming stable ideas, stable
    • spirit-forms were at work which were represented by the figures and
    • Beings of Greek mythology, his feeling of wonder transformed itself
    • just as the progress of humanity has advanced beyond the form of
    • world, intellectual in form and idea, which is least able to enter
    • thought-forms of modern times. If I represent the thoughts of the
    • soul-stuff, soul-substance. In forming the ideas of today the human
    • namely that the Greeks formed pictures of their gods out of fantasy,
    • entanglement in maya as in the thought-forms of present-day
    • academic learning or by some form of belief in authority has been
    • and shadowy forms they are!’ That sentiment could even be
    • formulated in the terms of ordinary science and you will find it so
    • formulated in my little book
    • through millions of years, he does not encounter in a pure form what
    • they form a dense mass; and it is into this dense mass that he first
    • formidable dangers. If we expand into universal space we are in
    • formation and perfecting of man a little more concrete. Throughout
    • form? Here we encounter once more a characteristic phenomenon of the
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    • element, and that a uniform stream of spiritual development has flowed
    • pictures we feel that something would be lacking if the creative, formative
    • centuries but his creations form one organic whole with all preceding
    • great significance when we thus see how a uniform spiritual essence
    • the Reformation. The experiences and writings of Augustine as compared
    • rise up before us in picture form and our immediate impression is that
    • transformed Florence as if the direct radiation of the Reformer of
    • of scorn, the Reformers their attacks. Yet this Papacy was the Patron
    • his soul flow creations which give a new form to Christian conceptions
    • naturally to form themselves into human figures, one being the Child
    • beautiful forms. Raphael, however, remained with me as a breath, as
    • one of those revelations sent to one in women's form by the Gods of
    • it form in a picture like the Sistine Madonna, stands there in its inner
    • form to the figures of Christian tradition in an age when treasures
    • State, Greek sculpture, or Greek philosophy. A formless element
    • and noblest in external form confronts us in Raphael and his contemporaries.
    • forms in all their objectivity and roundness could not have been created
    • an age when Christianity was not yet expressed in picture form or in
    • turn once again to the forms that had been created by this Greek spirit.
    • outward manifestation in a world of artistic forms permeated with the
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    • they decided to observe these facts more closely, since the information
    • concerning the fine things performed by “clever Hans” seemed
    • we generally imagine. For mathematical conclusions are formed, as it
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • Iliad, of events which form the connecting link with the facts of the
    • form and manner of thinking and perceiving we have acquired in the process
    • what historical powers and impulses perform in the evolution of humanity,
    • Agamemnon belonged. Thus he considers that there is a certain uniformity
    • all the special form of the intervention of the Gods in Homer. Let us
    • by taking the forms of mortal men, inspiring them as it were, leading
    • permeated by invisible powers which could not appear in their own form,
    • a human form. But we recognise even here, how the Divine resounds through
    • soul-forces. If we only consider these three forms externally, how they
    • into the epic — I say expressly a very remarkable form of Christianity
    • transformation of animal forms from the most imperfect to the perfect;
    • and it acknowledge the connection between the external human form and
    • the most perfect animal form; but it cannot at all remain at such a
    • surrounds us, at the various animal forms; we look at the — in
    • a certain way — uniform human race distributed over the earth;
    • in the external form everything tells in favour of the relationship
    • the present human form, the present man, as arising out of any animal
    • form which we know in the present. If we go back into the evolution
    • in the present day developed in man in more and more primitive form.
    • — certainly in a more primitive but yet in a great and noble form
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    • humanity, and these tests will become harder still. Many old forms of
    • be formed unless we consider also the determining, directing
    • this only in the form it takes in nature; if he were to come only to
    • then the form of Michael stands before us again. If, under the impulse
    • stand majestically before him, revealing in picture-form the
    • a definite form in the outer world go on also within the human
    • how the dragon-like serpent-form of Ahriman winds its way among the
    • forms of men. The force which falls on the earth in the meteoric iron
    • over all the earth through his coiling serpent-form, and while they
    • taking form: my life is full of shooting-stars, miniature
    • in clouds from the lower part of man towards his head, the iron-forming
    • out of the cosmos. The Dragon paints himself for us, forming his body
    • meteoric iron. These showers take form from the power that streams
    • steel, which is only iron transformed. And all the uses to which iron
    • observation of matter. Now, just as you must transform your vision of
    • Spiritual Science, so must you rise from your former idea of iron to
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    • forms. Thus in the structure as a whole we observe [the general
    • spherical form of quick]silver. Ordinary
    • definitely to a spherical form. Embedded in the whole sphere are the
    • forms. Hence we have before us this formation of warmth, water, air:
    • its tendency, as I have said, is to assume a spherical form, with
    • individual crystal forms within it
    • acid-formation process, and especially to the salt-process, for
    • the Earth to form itself into a cosmic water-drop, we are really
    • springtime life and growth. For the roots of plants, in forming
    • relation to the salt-formations in the soil. It is these
    • salt-formations — in the widest sense of the term — which
    • the sulphurising and salt-forming elements. If at this season we
    • form; but the outcome of every combustion process is ash. And in
    • addition to the salt-formation, which comes from quite another
    • role which is usually overlooked. For in the course of seed-formation
    • October onwards the Earth is quite impregnated with this form of ash.
    • the internal tendency to salt-formation; besides this we have the
    • mercurial shaping-process in its most strongly marked form; and while
    • the cosmos outside the Earth, we now have in winter the ash-forming process.
    • itself in mercurial formation, salt-formation, ash-formation. What
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    • the limestone formations during the winter season.
    • through the process of limestone formation, we perceive this winter
    • of the winter-limestone by mobile, ever-changing forms —
    • living, spiritual forms which appear as Imaginations.
    • crude outward form, but in a subtle, intimate way they do occur. The
    • would transform the Earth into an ensouled being — or at least
    • have new hope of being able to transform the Earth into an ensouled,
    • themselves with the cloud-formations and acquire an inner activity
    • bodily form into one that looked quite different — a sclerotic
    • form with something like bat's wings and a head like this
    • This form would then be able to merge gradually into the
    • then out of them would arise something like an etheric form, in which
    • more or less absent, with the upper part transformed. The body would
    • be formed of Earth-vapour
    • form through the figure of Ahriman in the painting in the dome of the
    • — such is the form of the Christ as He appears every year in
    • forms, the Risen Christ in his Resurrection form as the Easter picture;
    • Christ in the form you see here — a form born out of cosmic
    • between the forms of Lucifer and Ahriman as the One who works in
    • out of a bluish-violet vapour a kind of breast-form for the Luciferic
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    • which earthly mineral limestone is gradually transformed, and
    • kind of sleeping Nature-life is given form. But in this sleeping
    • that the minerals down there send their inner crystal-forming process
    • crystalline forms in which the hard earth consolidates itself —
    • the very crystalline forms which gain their full beauty at the height
    • line-like forms, suffused with blue, and everywhere the blue is shot
    • formative power in a wonderful plastic design, but a design that
    • oneself, part of oneself. One feels that as a human form one has
    • appears — I cannot put it otherwise — a Form. When we
    • We have the impression that this figure forms its
    • just mentioned takes form.
    • form was divined by the old instinctive clairvoyance, and we can
    • which are reflected up above the blue crystal-formations of the earth
    • below, just as these blue crystal-formations mirror in turn the
    • of something that completes the form of Michael, already
    • is formed in the heights through the upward-raying silver and the
    • Sun-gold, formed in the heights, in the dominion of Uriel, during
    • growing crystal forms, are searchingly surveyed. Here it is that from
    • formed in the normal course of Nature.
    • concentrated in the flowing form above we feel and experience the
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    • Michael, forces stream out through the cosmos and as formative forces
    • to transform their faults into virtues. For up above in the clouds
    • it and giving it his blessing. And we shall form a true picture of
    • that is effected by the plastic, formative forces of nourishment. At
    • form into musical sound, universally resounding harmony.
    • indeed observe carefully the transformation which external substances
    • forged, transforms these thought-forces into forces of will, so that
    • could not be a uniformly developing being all the year round.
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    • certainly be put into definite form. In a certain sense,
    • ancient Greek dramas, especially in their earlier forms. When
    • records presented to man to-day in the form of the New
    • has continued to our own time, were not well-informed
    • forms of thought and belief. And in no very distant future,
    • in the form in which it is presented to-day, without
    • lower animal forms but must have a spiritual origin. He is led
    • an inverted form in the domain of modern materialism. But what
    • impulses, taking form in the souls of thousands and tens of
  • Title: Fifth Gospel (1950): Lecture II
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    • Apostles or Disciples of Christ Jesus. It is not easy to form
    • people as if these men had been transformed, as if their very
    • transformation could take place in a number of men. But these
    • men themselves in whom the transformation had come about,
    • certain form of cosmic-spiritual life belonging to the
    • science form what opinion they like, bring forward all kinds of
    • about with Him, but they did not recognise Him in the Form
    • — in the quite different Form in which He appeared after
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    • only in a somewhat different form.
    • completely transformed. After the brief intermediate period
    • the heavenly Being, might be transformed into Christ, the
    • Himself the form in which alone it would be possible for Him to
    • the Form which enabled Him to live in communion with human
    • earth-sphere shall have been duly transformed. Since the days
    • form a really clear conception of the event of Pentecost
    • certain things we need to know in order to perform some deed.
    • they are transformed. Peoples are born and peoples die —
    • of Nazareth. The connection between the bodily form and the
    • with the form of the human microcosm, narrows and
    • entirely super-earthly power. Cures were performed such as no
    • human power could have performed. In His discourse with
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    • in the form of Hebrew learning. At first the boy listened with
    • form of Mithraic worship. Temples and centres dedicated to the
    • It was a form of ancient heathen religion but comprised many
    • say that in its outward form the ceremonial practised in
    • transformed; moreover the voice came to Jesus of Nazareth from
    • transformed voice of the Bath-Kol on the occasion of
    • Nazareth heard at that time as the transformed voice of the
    • direst, most concentrated form ... had seen how sacred rites
    • physical form of John the Baptist disappear and there came to
    • he perceived spirit-forms around them; at either side of these
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    • Hillel's door and shouted rudely, without any form of
    • were performed and of what he had experienced there.
    • the Bath-Kol in its altered form. And then there flashed up
    • were united into one and all that former greatness could be
    • the mother. And she felt as if she herself were transformed,
    • he too, after that conversation, was as if transformed —
    • his last resolution took the form of impelling him to leave the
    • His outward form ... only now the light in His eyes was
    • went forth from Him. If in former days they had merely felt
    • Christ Jesus was able to perform the deeds described in the
    • demons had gathered and where He had not been able to perform
    • transposed into the form suitable for the ears of men now,
    • in a watered-down form to America, where he has given out a
    • information contained in the then unpublished
    • but in a bigoted, Jesuitical form; this kind of thought can
    • concrete form as was necessary in describing the
    • later on, is found to be worshipped in forms of cult the same
    • that the Christ Being clothed Himself in these forms as a
    • old ritualistic forms now, is the Christ Being Himself.
    • Those who like to compromise and are unwilling to form a clear
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    • who look down upon it as something of which they know that it informs
    • used them well, supposing we formed harsh judgments in our youth, if
    • to form a picture of wisdom. We should not attempt a definition of
    • used only as the instrument for the lowest form of wisdom, earthly
    • of our strength in the movement of the hand. If we form a wise
    • achieve a form in the future, of which they contain at present only
    • form. Here the soul is absorbed into bodily desire, and we live
    • development and have to be fundamentally transformed. When we
    • becoming wise we transform the astral into the Spirit-Self, and only
    • Lucifer. Egoism is of itself transformed into selflessness when it is
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    • transformation of our whole life brought about by the
    • research is a transformation of human thinking. Any impartial
    • was approached in former times — how human thinking as a
    • conformity to law. And we make it our duty not to add any of
    • to investigating the conformity to law of external
    • into with the world. It has become a purely formal aid for
    • can intervene only formally, in clarification, combination and
    • For, with its conformity to law, science does easily lead, in
    • who form their picture of the earlier epochs of mankind only
    • have a way which in its pure form was followed by individuals
    • transformed the process of respiration. He did so by
    • conscious. The transformed respiratory rhythm, with its timing
    • transformation of thinking by other means, so that through this
    • transformed thinking we can reach knowledge that will be a kind
    • not form a part of Eastern spirit-training — for, even if
    • thought for longish periods. We perform, in the realm of the
    • clear-cut concepts which we have formed ourselves or have been
    • abstract, we are not in a position — once we have formed
    • advanced to vital thinking, we do indeed form a mental image
    • profound conformity to law that the abnormality is
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    • feel it informing our senses, feel too that our psychic
    • into our body; we inform our organs of will with it and become
    • it informs our muscles, and how finally there comes about what
    • hidden the spiritual element that informs this wonderful
    • different form, to psychology itself. It would need a great
    • men are inclined to say: the form of consciousness I have once
    • give us any information about any kind of outside world, not
    • survey our life; but we see it as it informs our growth and the
    • physical life on earth has been informed by what the tableau
    • finer body (which yet informs our growth and our memory), a
    • man and see how the spiritual informs the bodily organs.
    • sublime.” He means the highest form of the sublime. This
    • highest form can be experienced only in the human organism
    • men today and forms a basis for true inner piety and true inner
    • formed; how soul finds its way to soul, moving outside the
    • it forms the pain, the sorrow, the privation, the wish of
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    • take on the forms appropriate to that science. Thus the
    • this change the expression of great transformations in human
    • brings us in the end to thinking and to the transformation of
    • religious life separate in his soul. He even endeavours to form
    • can recreate the creative human form. All we need is to retain
    • common sense and a sound, spiritually informed eye, you
    • experience. In forming the muscle, the bent arm, the hand, he
    • flow together, informs Soloviev's East European
    • scientific thinking, whereas in art forms and religious
    • This religious strain forms part of the temperament of East
    • of nature? His artistic sense transformed itself naturally into
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    • (including such forms of these as have survived in the East
    • quite different form, further West — and in this
    • and sun! We may say: what we formulate in our sharply
    • microscope extensively and learnt about cell-life, and formed
    • world of plants as it grows and flowers. If we have formed a
    • concrete in its individual forms as the world of the senses in
    • transformed external perceptions. Within man, memories are not
    • only faithfully preserved; they are also transformed in many
    • transformed external experience. Of course, we need only
    • hand we know that the material forms operating within us are
    • themselves simply a transformed reflection of the spiritual
    • because, in transforming itself into mortal man, the spiritual
    • assumed the most varied forms — we can see how the sense
    • assume the most formidable dimensions unless it can be set on
    • spirit informing this life turns into abstract concepts and
    • to conform to mirror-images, which in themselves are powerless,
    • extreme form an attitude that we really need in face of such
    • spiritually real form of the higher world infuse these
    • must emerge for man a new form of the spiritual world. And when
    • transformation of the spiritual world, which was
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    • that takes the form of general concepts and ideas, a vague
    • spiritual form of existence. The reaction of the rationalist to
    • older forms of humanity's mystical endeavour. Yet in face of
    • organic process, and then appears again in an altered form.
    • Anything observed can undergo a transformation or metamorphosis
    • terms. When we observe the outside world and inwardly transform
    • cognition, so that by attaining a different form of
    • the outside world, and that the act of cognition transforms
    • will transform the love that rightfully exists on earth into a
    • transformed memories; but they often contain an admixture of
    • the formation of a healthy memory, pierces this mirror of
    • more or less abstract form suffers from a marked semblance
    • drop. A miniature solar system forms, and from the standpoint
    • of the world's history: we form concepts of a purely physical
    • arise cloud-formations, and indeed shapes thinner even than
    • another.” We need to attain this attitude, in a form
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    • social reforms from first principles, in an abstract and
    • expounded here could, if transformed into impulses of the whole
    • political party. Then, you have a platform, you have ready-made
    • that we can form a life-like picture of them.
    • formulated, almost as an abstract theory, however, is a feature
    • form no longer appropriate to the present time, in earlier
    • ordinarily formulated, can only express a superficial outlook,
    • develop into human social configurations informed by
    • soul, the forces that have been formative in social
    • mathematically formulated laws; to comprehend something so
    • away from the instinctive forces that previously formed
    • only into inorganic, lifeless nature, but also into the forms
    • even of something that forms as much a part of the social
    • can transform itself into social impulses such as arose from
    • this life in its individual concrete forms in accordance with
    • end-result of this is that we form ideas of what is going on in
    • among mere memories, untransformed.
    • sharply delineated concepts but vital ones. The former, it is
    • immediately take on sharp contours) all informed by the
    • the platform, her way of speaking was ... well, I will quote an
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    • transformation now taking place in the social structure of the
    • tending to transform themselves into a totality, a single
    • spiritual transformation throughout the world, of which perhaps
    • expected to shape laws and inform administrative principles,
    • dogmatic and formula-ridden Marxism that occupied the souls of
    • so many of these, a great deal survives in a disguised form, so
    • an increasingly attenuated form, this has survived in all the
    • attenuated form. There is much in present-day social structures
    • religious views themselves have taken on quite different forms,
    • forms that have detached themselves from economic life,
    • impulses that inform them. For the description often given
    • that appear the same in their outward form are not the same
    • that the particular form of the theocratic state — or
    • was theocratic in form has gradually assumed a quite
    • transitional form in the Platonic Utopian state. There is
    • about society; and in it we can recognize a form into which
    • encounter this relationship in its purest form when we look
    • very diluted form, metaphorically speaking; so that,
    • transformed itself into the legal attitude, the political
    • take on legal forms.
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    • spirits in a simple formula — the Apolline dictum:
    • and science were combined: in performing the ritual actions,
    • religious elements gave to knowledge its original form.
    • undergo a complete transformation as a man, a kind of
    • This is the old religious form of catharsis, the purification
    • What existed in the East passed over in another form to Greece
    • doing the work. The masses merely formed an appendage to the
    • those who performed it as a natural datum. Human society really
    • supply, which with us forms part of the social organization, is
    • experience of the different forms of mankind. These differences
    • formation of trusts and combines, in the trade union movement,
    • spiritual sphere. What we perform in the outside world needs to
    • of life becomes of interest. Whereas formerly what was
    • formerly we looked at the product, we shall now look at the man
    • who requires the product. Whereas formerly the product was
    • expressed in so extreme a form is justified, and whether people
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    • conceivably interest them. They perform it as if faced with
    • tend to be formed in these circles are indeed organized on the
    • on to the outside world. These assumed the most varied forms,
    • superstition formerly interposed ghosts in front of external
    • obliged to adopt the scientific forms of expression customary
    • philosophy of life in the form of an anthroposophically
    • developed over there a distinct form of primitive
    • developed represents a primitive form of the exercises by which
    • will. It sometimes takes curious forms, this conscious
    • in one form or another with us Western men, in his heart there
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    • circulation of capital might be transformed so that it
    • formulae and recommending their indiscriminate
    • transformation, and that forces of decline must always operate
    • you could see that, whenever capitalism formed part of an
    • transformed broad areas of social life. Ask yourselves what is
    • a very popular form, at the end of the eighteenth and beginning
    • them and becomes an empty form. And then they say: This empty
    • form must be given a content; the economic element must
    • that inform the social structures; economic associations come
    • lives a certain formalized element of social thinking.
    • formalized thought. But humanity, on its way down the ages,
    • economy was formed, it was the general opinion that the state
    • connection with the circulation of capital. The formation of
    • formation of capital. In recent times, this has been
    • that are part of a legitimate formation of capital, but on the
    • When people realize this, they become social reformers and work
    • all-important — inhabits this triform social organism in
    • uniformly in the monolithic state has led to a
    • we shall be able to form some idea of how the three spheres in
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    • for the transformation of the present age, belongs an ever wider and
    • while man is awake is similarly performed in a half-sleeping condition.
    • would follow the actions we perform right into the body; with everything
    • It is in this way those forms arise which belong to the old clairvoyance.
    • — did not exist at that time in the form it does now although
    • existed at that time as the tendencies to the formation of nerves a
    • an imagination of taste but does not work formatively, so in many people,
    • it has extinguished what was formerly a general feeling — the
    • which in any case was formerly more general — can therefore give
    • transformation which has taken place in this connection
    • things for their people, performed what they did, and received their
    • ponder in a living way this three-fold form of knowledge of higher worlds,
    • harmony as is attempted in the forms of our building, where the separate
    • forms pass over into each other, and all are in harmony one with another;
    • thus the inner meaning of the co-operation in the forms of our building
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    • transformation of the present age belongs an ever wider and more
    • similarly performed in a half-sleeping condition.
    • follow the actions we perform right into the body; everything we
    • parts of the blood and nerves. It was in this way that those forms
    • blood, did not exist at that time in the form it does now, although
    • time in the tendencies toward the formation of nerves, a man was
    • not work formatively, so in many people a refined inner enjoyment arises,
    • extinguished what was formerly a general feeling — the passing of
    • face” and transformation which has taken place in this
    • things for their people, performed what they did and received their
    • body belongs. The earlier forms are stages of development which
    • a living way this threefold form of knowledge of higher worlds, so
    • harmony as is attempted in the forms of our building, where the
    • separate forms pass over into each other, and all are in harmony
    • Thus the inner meaning of the co-operation in the forms of our
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    • the spirit in a material form. That, of course, is a mistake
    • admittance of an indisputable truth, formed one of the
    • forms. Their waking life of truth dived down, as it were, into
    • transformation which appeared in earthly evolution through the
    • the true life of man. Thereby Schelling — formed the
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    • concerned about, and that all speculation and reforming must
    • former centuries. That is not the case. We would decisively be
    • undergone a transformation.
    • This transformation of the soul we have to study more closely.
    • recapitulates the forms of life that have previously been gone
    • also—by contrast—have had to form a picture of
    • future evolution. He would have had to form a picture for the
    • different form. If we consider cultural progress from the
    • Theosophical Society: “To form a nucleus of the universal
    • time work has greatly changed its form.
    • performance out of the recognition of necessity, out of the
    • realization that it must be done. People perform it because
    • performed because it had to be performed. And what is the labor
    • formed the first Soviet (Council).
    • Simon (Claude Henri de Rouvroy), 1760-1825: social reformer.
    • vigilant, so that they anticipate them with timely reforms
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    • Organic Forms in Architecture,
    • Stilformen des Organisch-Lebendigen
    • ARCHITECTURAL FORMS
    • Whatever pain they have had to suffer formerly, the experience
    • form of this building; that is, of so building this place, that
    • in its form, in its very essence, it should be to the world a
    • very forms express the Greek experience of culture: they are
    • this culture crystallised, moulded, made to live in forms.
    • which gives its form the appearance of growing out of the
    • Golgotha, new architectural forms. We see that man has
    • express, in form, the action and speech of the soul on the
    • the forms of art.
    • form and works of art. We no longer see the soul's urge to
    • for itself a real, appropriate form of art.
    • academic form — a renewal of antique art, not more than a
    • classical forms concealing all too human Rococo forms, where
    • perceptions in the forms which appear around it on the
    • frothing into forms. We see the Rococo Voltairianism of thought
    • artistic form. This, however, is not adapted, like Greek or
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    • that only the human spirit could form such ideas, and that such an
    • sense-observations and the formal working out by the mind of what
    • come remarkable forms — Will-o'-the-Wisps. They want to be
    • the Snake moreover if she could not inform them how to come
    • formerly found metals and so on, she now sees remarkable forms.
    • former power and strength, and we learn from their conversation how
    • The Snake next forms a Magic Circle; and the Youth and the
    • the Old Man sinks in the River and thereby a bridge is formed over
    • This work is written in letter-form to the Duke
    • formulate a complete picture of the soul, so that it can develop
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    • formulating ideas. You will constantly hear it: that alone can be
    • reason and capacity to formulate thoughts to these
    • formulate ideas and concepts is a capacity of the human soul among
    • formulating ideas, limited as it is to observation, may lead to
    • thinking capacity, the one-sided capacity to form ideas. The
    • the personal in the case of thought and the capacity to formulate
    • that soul-activity and transformed his feelings in connection
    • Will-o'-the-Wisps and the Green Snake, and that the former cross over
    • or feeling, but which can nevertheless grasp in beautiful forms
    • follows from step to step how the spiritual reality or form creeps
    • into every physical form. He himself creeps about like the Snake in
    • (gestalten, forms)
    • rises and each soul-power performs its service. This is meant to show
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    • Weimar, we to-day possess the form in which it was when he took it
    • there. We therefore know the form in which Faust was printed for
    • recognized that Goethe had worked at it and transformed it out of a
    • In the form in which Faust appears in 1808 it seems as if
    • included all kinds of physical and chemical forms. For those who
    • rise in the perception of a form which at that time followed him
    • the heights, and out of it formed their ideas, they were able to
    • the books, although they were really only an outer form, but
    • possessing a very deep meaning. Through formulae and retorts all
    • and historical growth of man. This ruler has no visible form, but
    • If we could penetrate every word of this formula we should
    • consider Faust in this first form, we see what difficulties Goethe
    • outward form, but would have presented itself in such a way
    • that its outward form seemed Maya or illusion, as if it were not
    • presenting the outer world to the view of a man in an untrue form
    • true form, was called Mephistopheles. This figure was called in
    • over into the West in the Middle Ages in the form of
    • forms of Lucifer and of Mephistopheles. In the age following
    • forms. Men no longer knew how to distinguish between Lucifer and
    • Ahriman, and they united them in the form of the Devil or Satan;
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    • form ideas, but they are guided by spiritual beings behind the
    • perform, in meditation, concentration, and so on, which are
    • mountains, crystals form themselves out of their mother-substances
    • everlasting, the permanent residue when the physical form of
    • forms of the sense-world of what penetrates into this sense-world
    •  To shapeless forms in liberated spaces!
    • presented thus. ‘To shapeless forms of liberated
    • spheres,’ i.e., into that realm where the forms of the
    • embodied in a physical form — this we call
    • combined in the formation of a human being.
    • the tie is formed, when the spirit comes into the physical world.
    • form of the astral body.
    • how one can proceed to a physical form, when one is spiritual. All
    • information from Proteus and Nereus
    • body is formed by degrees round him. Finally comes the moment of
    •  Through thousand, myriad forms ascending,
    • assume from them a higher form. The Homunculus is shattered
    • three realms, to form a human being — and before us stands
    • presents in pictorial form the experience of the clairvoyant
    • intentions a delimiting form and firmness by means of the
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    • back, we picture man in a kind of animal form. Thus, in the
    • all this rests on an extraordinary prejudice, for in forming
    • personality in some other way, we form an idea, a concept, and
    • men and women. You formed an idea of each one of these persons,
    • form of pictures, may arise before you to-day. It is an inner
    • of course, experienced by man to-day in an extremely weak form,
    • We form pictures in thought of what we have experienced as
    • head. He could not form memory pictures. And so, in those
    • formed. If his experience of a cow, for instance, suggested
    • formation of many words to-day; and you can observe how little
    • rhythmic form, — in repetitions, in rhythmic repetition.
    • the memory whereby we evoke some-thing in picture-form, no
    • to-day forms the bed of the Atlantic Ocean — right across
    • to us from ancient Asia, coming to us in the form of legend and
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    • conception of the work of the fire-brigade that can be formed
    • Everything outside in the kingdoms of Nature was transformed in
    • sleep man had still a dull form of consciousness. While on the
    • was different. Of course the abstract forms of letters which we
    • period in a natural way had in former epochs to be won through
    • whole of Nature, in the form in which we see it to-day, could
    • this, understood as giving form to the social life of humanity,
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    • continent, which continent forms to-day the floor of the
    • the ruins of a palace of Assurbanipal written in cuneiform
    • the city is named Uruk in the cuneiform text.]
    • incarnations on Earth and had now entered into the new form of
    • [The cuneiform text has Enkidu or Engidu.]
    • this second individuality formed an intimate friendship
    • to those Powers Who in former times were accessible to man in
    • they could observe from the different forms and shapes of the
    • based on the archives of the Temple in Babylon. In cuneiform script
    • changed form, as must of necessity be the case after so long a
    • information thence.
    • receive information from a personality who is in the
    • material only another form of the spiritual.
    • of a female form with many breasts. This is because we have no
    • divine image; they beheld and understood how formerly
    • These Imaginations had the form of gigantic, plant-like
    • the environment of the Earth, in volatile, fluid form; only
    • formed itself as plant in the Earth through Imagination, he
    • they now received as Earth-wisdom what had formerly been
    • on the Earth was formed out of a primeval substance, which
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    • way is man only a being having some form or other, whether in
    • us first form an idea of the nature of such an initiation, that
    • the ancient Mysteries, we to-day can scarcely form any idea.
    • ceased to press, the form restored itself.
    • the form. He dug a hole in the body.
    • elasticity, the form was always re-established, and how in the
    • deformations he had caused in the plastic non-elastic female
    • this breath, formed into words, streams outwards from the
    • fluid element, so in the Earth the Earth-formations, the
    • element we are ourselves formed and moulded out of speech,
    • Ages. Not only so; it was present in so concrete a form that
    • are clothed in logical form.
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    • hundreds of years, forming a bark on the outside, hardening to
    • growing up, being changed, taking on different shapes and forms
    • overcoming the animal form, by leaving the animals behind him
    • form in the right way. He thrust the animals from him; they
    • men could have the pictures when they had performed this or
    • phantom form. In this way the Mysteries of Greece prepared the
    • experienced formerly during the Gilgamesh time more or less
    • Asia — in the form that it had assumed in Greece, and in
    • between Alexander the Great and Aristotle, in a new form.
    • form a idea of this, we can rightly estimate the fact that on
    • lost; to restore it at least in the form in which it was
    • — albeit in the shadow form in which it still existed in
    • marvellous feat was thus performed! The light that had come
    • up sacrifices and perform certain exercises that enabled him so
    • that there came into Asia in picture-form what she had lost in
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    • they form, as it were, the last Act in that civilisation of the
    • and ideas that suffice for the world of to-day. We need to form
    • on into our own time, a civilisation that has been formed on
    • prepared through the performance of certain rites that at the
    • Alexander. Only later in a diluted form did they come over into
    • or, as we might say, sifted form.
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    • perhaps he tries to form an idea — generally he fails!
    • macrocosm, is present in some form or other in him. And this
    • for breathing too is a form of assimilation. But it would not
    • it is good to begin with them, each person can form from them
    • stone. If it is formed into a crystal, then form-building
    • will remember that the most important substance that forms the
    • animal or man, is albumen. And albumen also forms the basis for
    • albumen that forms the basis for propagation is distinguished
    • are tossed and jumbled together to form a mere accumulation
    • forms the basis for reproduction. This tiny particle is an
    • can actually perceive in the form of man where the one kind and
    • obvious, their form is due to the fact that they are more
    • animal in this case is in some way unable to form albumenous
    • you can see these strange formations. Within each one is the
    • oak-apple is formed, holding within it the egg, which is
    • to transform any substances within it into inner means of
    • cells, and similar in form to something else we find in Nature,
    • find you can draw them, too, in that form. The drawing will, it
    • form will be similar to the form of the bee-cells that are
    • quartz-crystal was first formed in the mountains. It was formed
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    • — to every form of being that had no need to appear on
    • disappearance of the Mysteries in their ancient form.
    • form that belongs to a more modern age — how the Wisdom
    • here. And if they have once assumed a certain form, they can
    • preserve this form by virtue of the Earthly forces. Look at the
    • crystal; it bears its form within it. The Earth enables it to
    • keep the form which belongs to its own being. Your physical
    • body. It has the power to form and also to maintain the
    • configuration; but the Earth has no power to maintain the form
    • To Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones belongs the form and figure
    • the Earth. But that which is within you transforms these
    • receive within you the mineral kingdom and transform it, you
    • through the solid, the fluid and the aeriform — with the
    • a form of speech as needed to be found for the Spiritual Beings
    • forms of the Goetheanum that was destroyed by fire a year ago.
    • In very truth, the forms were built and moulded to that end,
    • that what was spoken from the platform in ideas should speak on
    • we had something that could awaken in an altogether new form a
    • enfeebled form it could still continue to work.
    • you looked upon the forms of the columns and of the architrave,
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    • Many a legend, many a saga — for it is in this form, not
    • in the form of historical tradition that things of the greatest
    • encounter the Guardian of the Threshold in some form, one finds
    • see, modern civilisation adopts the form of spiritual life that
    • And through the West be formed,
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    • performances, and so on.
    • forms without and within, and so forth. But this building
    • anthroposophical world-view. Therefore, I shall be able to form
    • the dreamer has experienced — only a natural formative
    • when we wake up can we truly form a judgment, from the waking
    • life-reminiscences, or to bodily conditions. To form a judgment
    • him as his soul-spirit-being related to the transformations and
    • can a different form of knowledge-concept be produced from that
    • earth, we should see the world in a sort of dream-form. We have
    • grown out of this dream-form.
    • acquire a further soul-force, a transformation as it were
    • sense-perceptions; then from these sense-perceptions we form
    • opinion can be formed about it. But when anyone does come to
    • recollections the concepts are passively formed, and contain
    • formed; or again, we experience the effect upon us of some
    • of the kind. The exercises must be performed in the soul
    • from the language of words, a language formed in such a way
    • using words formed from sense-perception.
    • life-tableau, which you yourself have formed, which has brought
    • prototypes of the forms produced during the physical
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    • would experience not a mirror-image, as by day, but the true form
    • the true form of the Astral body and Ego appear in such a way to
    • reflection. To say that this fleshly form we carry round with us is
    • our astral body and ego, forming the mirror-image which, while we
    • constitutes our ideal Order, forms the continuation of the Ordering
    • true form, but saw the Beings of the Higher Hierarchies as demons.
    • bring some kind of order into human intercourse. As formerly it was
    • truth itself has undergone a complete transformation.
    • foresee,” is the radical transformation of the concept
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    • instinctively forms his ideas in such a way that he is
    • growth: He forms ideas about what in a sense goes outside
    • especially important that we should form a concept which is
    • especially of the brain, in this form of a fiery wave. Now
    • forms the content of conscious being. Every time we display
    • and discard the whole body. And the act we thus perform, this
    • cannot think otherwise, since he can never form ideas about
    • that today when we speak of the spiritual, people can form no
    • merely call upon man's faculty for forming concepts and
    • namely, that it is necessary for us to give a new form to the
    • different in form from that of Michelangelo's . Our thinking
    • and feeling have to be thoroughly transformed in face of the
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    • whole, as a unified formation; and those people who to a
    • three worlds through the whole formation of our physical
    • the formation of our head, the formation of everything that
    • of the physical head, be clear that the formative forces of
    • formative forces, belong to suite another world from that of
    • the formative forces of our breast, for instance, and the
    • formative forces of everything belonging to our heart,
    • if the formative forces of these material parts of man
    • belonged to quite another world than the formative forces of
    • realize, that stomach clairvoyance can inform man but little
    • it informs him essentially about what man is, of what goes on
    • contain information which has importance — I beg you to
    • of these, and we then form our scientific judgments. This
    • most beautiful clairvoyant forms, because you have not now to
    • glorious most magnificent sequences of colour and form, which
    • from shadow forms, and only laboriously acquires a tinge of
    • if clairvoyance begins with magnificent forms, especially
    • with coloured forms, then it is a clairvoyance that relates
    • undergoes a transformation the moment we make ourselves free;
    • is generally deduced, abstract truths and beings would form
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    • investigations of the thoughts of the gods. In former times
    • that in us it shall be transformed into moral impulses, so
    • Anthroposophy be transformed? We must here touch upon a point
    • finds certain information, and afterwards it transpires that
    • effort a certain transformation must take place. We have seen
    • the transformation in Francis of Assisi of that divine gift
    • the transformation came about as the result of an inner moral
    • the Christ-impulse; the transformation of valour and bravery
    • as transformed temperance. The ideal of practical wisdom
    • deeds he performs in the world, he acts in such a way that he
    • Euripides is transformed into conscience. From this we see
    • in all the external things which have been formed in the
    • Christ? The actions performed in accordance with the
    • acts of faith and trust, all acts performed as the result of
    • We form the
    • We form the
    • impulses of conscience we form for the Christ-impulse that
    • which is formed through faith, through all the deeds of
    • formed through deeds of love; and by something which envelops
    • it like a physical body, formed through the deeds of
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    • man in a fixed, pedantic way to those certain forms of one or
    • was to investigate how various laws of nature conform to one
    • of form that is found in Corneille and Racine,
    • fresh air. Here was a poet free from everything formal — who
    • into the interrelationships of the world by formal rules and
    • — evidences at once, as Goethe forms it into a work of art,
    • degree, taken on individual forms. How this came about is not
    • all-encompassing conformity spread over the area where he lived
    • Goethe was by no means a bad statesman and performed his
    • that I have done — of the way in which he performed his
    • human. The immediately human took form with him as art. Thus we
    • with whom he formed a friendship, became a life problem for
    • He wished to put into artistic form what
    • you in order that we may form a spiritual scientific contact
    • traced the idea throughout the multiplicity of forms of plants,
    • comes into form as the unit, this he allowed to work upon
    • previously felt and surmised now took form. Scenes of great
    • something peculiar now took form in his soul. He sensed a
    • abstract way, Goethe presented it in a magnificent visible form
    • the generator and air pump and would have performed other
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    • after he had experienced his Roman transformation.
    • had formerly possessed.
    • really makes it possible to form concepts, to think. Abstract
    • the physical but retains them. This explains the transformation
    • has formed forcefully out of his own nature; Karl Moor is an
    • he later reduced to artistic form in Werther. His own
    • form greatly but takes life and retouches it a little. Through
    • his etheric body, life is transformed into a work of art. But
    • delicately modifies its form, he also does not carry his
    • body finds that it easily takes objective form when the etheric
    • and were to be performed for them by some large municipal
    • necessary to give such form to these scenes would have been
    • was so deeply formed. In the end, in spite of all his depth,
    • be possible for him to work formatively on what he could not
    • and animal, took form during his journey in Italy; how upon his
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    • first formation, so that our brain system really has its most
    • his head is in many ways a later formation of the Moon period,
    • form of the body and unites with it when you inhale. It is only
    • these various animals performed feats of arithmetic. A great
    • educated ape had simply formed the habit of being guided by the
    • animals perform something that is seemingly human. How much
    • lay the sheet down in another row, thus performing what seemed
    • but through the wisdom implanted in them, they can perform
    • other people become, in a certain sense, dream-forms of life
    • itself. You can form a faint idea of what would happen if you
    • performing their functions and are separated completely from
    • things are also exceedingly useful in forming our moral
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    • people, but that in its form and time of occurrence men knew
    • undergone a tremendous transformation since the beginning of
    • objective aspects of vocational life can we form suitable
    • thereby would take an interest in the forming and shaping of
    • but their profession, you will be able to form an impression of
    • has absorbed; that is, if he now plays the role of a reformer
    • consisting of the fact that men shall be able to form concrete
    • transformed into reality and people fail to have spiritual
    • quite definite goal. Anyone who can form a vague conception of
    • human beings will again perform their work from different
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    • these reflections on the segment of human life that is formed
    • transformed, but the things we must mention here relative to
    • strengthened and thereby enabled to gain its true form between
    • investigate fine and intimate formations of the threads
    • be carried through the portal of death as a germ formed from
    • dreams. We must learn, however, to judge the formation of
    • not form our judgments so superficially. It might well be that
    • of the teacher from his soul. Thus, the dream took on a form in
    • of his life. I refer to what is there taking solid form; not
    • transforms what had resulted from the purely vocational karma
    • group of forces gives him form; these come more from the
    • he is compelled to transform what has been forced upon him by
    • words, we may say that the etheric body works in a formative
    • astral body works in a transforming way. Through the interplay
    • definitely formed body, but this is not all. Just think how
    • ego, transformative of the life situation. Through the united
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    • have really when a biographer sits down and so forms his
    • understanding of the personality concerned. When someone forms
    • acquiring the means for performing black magic by having the
    • without taking into consideration that what appears in the form
    • gifted with genius — Max Eyth was a genius — but those formed
    • their minds are formed in a special way.
    • really an excellent plan of reform that looked to liberalizing
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    • see, such things as I have explained to you in the form of the
    • among the uninformed that the interested individual can best
    • possible to form concepts in more than one way. If it were
    • known how concepts are really formed publicly today in order to
    • are to be formed. I have already pointed out that the
    • form of mysticism or occultism. Those of you who take into
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    • get into the habit of forming opinions about this or that, not
    • Highness to form in regard to my person. But if, as we may
    • external life? Do they not mold and form this external life?
    • materialism takes hold of humanity and forms the social order.
    • fumes in here, and you will see that figures take form in your
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    • form of their god, what is really represented in such concepts?
    • performed more or less consciously, leads also more or less
    • the spirits of a time. People will embrace them in the forms in
    • future humanity will be convinced that much that man performs
    • informed about certain things that he was obligated not to
    • to you and asks for information about something seemingly of
    • words, certain word formulas, that had a greater effect than
    • others that were in general oral use. Such word formulas,
    • communicated in the mysteries. Because these formulas gave the
    • to speak the mystery formulas to one to whom they should not be
    • of the cosmos is driven out through what is created in the form
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    • human form elevated to a lofty level, but something entirely
    • really concealed behind this spirit form, we must realize that
    • etheric world. Since this man had performed something lasting
    • the form of the Roman Caesars, been found? In man himself; no
    • evolution in the form of the human element would have remained
    • lead this away in the form of the soul from the earthly
    • evolution after it had remained for a time in the earthly form
    • that comes from the exusiai, the spirits of form. In other
    • formed, revolving in its orbit around the sun, but it was provided
    • not Christ performed miracles and, for example, drove out
    • was once performed only on the altar must take hold of the
    • publication he has informed himself about spiritual science
    • I am about to add I shall have to formulate, at least for the
    • However, this message was couched in the classical form of a
    • American medium in August that Myers, formerly chairman of the
    • will the world be informed about this? The world will learn
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    • outlines, the hard form of the corpse. The concepts that are
    • to address his flock. Now formerly he had naturally told his
    • man — when all these form a unity. In a certain sphere it
    • form that is the image of something else, but through being
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    • form of being. You can picture to yourselves the human
    • is, as you saw yesterday, a young formation (see small yellow
    • formation whereas the head itself is an old physical
    • formation, a physical form-being. For the head, what is
    • head-man, as physical form, is something that is not man
    • it is organized as it is because certain formative principles
    • head, in all its complicated formation, would not be as it is
    • had it not received its first form in those primeval days of
    • formative principles today projected into the earth-sphere,
    • the luciferic; its formative principles are not yet complete
    • these formative principles will be working at their full
    • intensity, in their correct form. (He might say that today
    • Venus, and make an incomplete picture of it in seed form, not
    • letting it go beyond the seed form.
    • cosmically at our formation, in our heats-forces we are
    • your head unconsciously, you are dreaming of your former
    • over the former incarnation, over the life of that
    • centuries, these last two centuries; this has formed men's
    • real thoughts, that have given the world its present form,
    • Theosophical Society was first formed it had as its basis
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    • cultural life of the earth giving men, in conformity with the
    • representation we form of the world. It is not taken
    • color,this lilac, and forms in man a part of his
    • same, only the head is a very old formation, it is
    • overformed. That is why it has the holes; so far the
    • form concepts by which all this can be understood. Whereas
    • the formation of concepts, with Goethe the faculty of forming
    • forces and you take them with you, you take the forms with
    • there are spirits of form, Elohim, they think cosmic
    • form are building into these shapes their cosmic
    • form, the Elohim. These cosmic thoughts make themselves
    • spirits of form separate their cosmic thoughts from those of
    • the spirits of wisdom. The spirits of form take their
    • of wisdom still exists when the spirits of form have taken
    • which form a thick mist. That is why your body appears as a
    • kind of shadow-form, because the thoughts of the spirits of
    • form penetrate those of the spirits of wisdom, the formative
    • form may have struck you as something strange. But what is
    • in a form that is ripe today of how man is permitted to know
    • to the world that consists of the spirits of form and the
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    • his ideas about reforming the basis of society in three fundamental,
    • instance, takes a particular form of economic life, and
    • take the insurance statistics, as forming the basis of that
    • performed there! This unnecessary work might well be saved;
    • is needed, is to bring our general economy into a form in
    • from mere continuations, in some form or other, of what
    • closely involved with whether necessary work is performed, or
    • a certain price. And anyone, then, who performs unnecessary
    • forms of production, not merely unnecessary, like
    • know: what forms these crises would assume?
    • would soon be found, if once unnecessary forms of production
    • did not lead to the performance of unnecessary work.
    • itself. The unity which grows up as the final form of
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    • his ideas about reforming the basis of society in three fundamental,
    • to us, asking for information about some point or other. They
    • are always asking for information about this point or that.
    • party forms, of the socalled Independent Socialists. If these
    • were to come into power, a new party again would form in
    • one side, the classes who formerly held the reins. These
    • destruction of everything we possess in the form of human
    • task they had to perform. And do you think, then, that from
    • then, when one really sets to work to try and form even some
    • under what forms of superstition they are living as a matter
    • would but form a conception of what can be done by the power
    • imagine that it was a form of speech, that it was a phrase,
    • reforms in the spiritual life, until one is clear, that one
    • cannot reform anything.
    • the bank-system has taken the economic form that it has
    • These are all questions which are based on the old forms of
    • put forward just now in this form, that ‘the gentleman should
    • reconstruction of the forms of life, — not merely to twisting
    • those forms of social life which happen to be in force at the
    • transforming of human thoughts and feelings in their
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    • where they can obtain no information.
    • happens in the human soul when an action is performed where a
    • detailed information about these matters can be found, I have
    • second power. You can find more detailed information in my
    • imaginations. It is not that we develop a lower form of
    • the spiritual world by the transformation of the soul. It
    • differently from animals in the formation of man's extremities,
    • unconscious form of inspiration to the human being. This is the
    • thing and accept another. This is an unconscious form of
    • that is, everything connected with the formation of our
    • established in the evolution of the head. Even the form
    • life after death in two different ways, the former as
    • and respect his inmost being. When we perform an action out of
    • being performed out of love: this is the truly free
    • human being performs many actions arising out of the needs of
    • always has the ideal of performing actions where he can say:
    • modified form, the words of a German thinker. The science of
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    • form a more or less united family in which there could be all
    • to form judgments about what is going on around us. In such
    • English, French and so on, all came together and formed
    • bearing the future if we use only the form of knowledge that
    • unconsciously, they sought their information about social
    • from the formation of the mental image. This activity that
    • takes place parallel with the formation of the image is
    • mental image is formed anew, it is something different from the
    • Every time we use our memory the mental image has to be formed
    • of forming images, — what have we then? It is the same
    • forms the organism. We penetrate below the thresh-hold of
    • soul-spirit in the life of the body. But it does form the
    • of the body he was granted a special form of spirituality. We
    • part of us is to be found not only what inspires us, but forms
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    • brain, as is more or less believed by the materialistic form of
    • go into the things that the thinking has to perform to get, as
    • Let us assume we perform an external action connected with our
    • leads him to perform the same action every day. This is the
    • remarkable thing happened that later he forgot the form in
    • definite form. Then imagine that the moment could arrive when
    • compared with the forms of a statue. Here I have no intention
    • that it has been transformed in the way I have described, we
    • come to understand why it appears like this in the form of
    • to us at first in the form of pain and suffering. In the form
    • prepares the forces in its growth that lead to the formation of
    • being. The experiences of former lives on earth come into view.
    • these same faculties first have to transform our thinking and
    • form it has contributed much to science), but becomes
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    • original form, but changed in such a way that it will only be
    • really only a transformed sense impression, which has
    • some way transformed, as we shall see. To begin with, we are
    • behind in our soul the thoughts formed through these
    • This thinking is transformed, however. It does not appear
    • the books I have mentioned the body of formative forces, or if
    • pictorial form and is itself knowledge. And so one experiences
    • everything that has worked from within upon our form, as far
    • This body of formative forces, which is the first element in
    • formative forces, or etheric body.
    • mobile forming our body from within. This life picture is our
    • inner, etheric, earthly manhood, our body of formative
    • life picture, the body of formative forces — then there
    • one can perform an exercise of the will by thinking
    • the lowest step. The more one forms ideas in this way in an
    • thus forming our entire physical organism into a transparent
    • sense used in ordinary life, but in this developed form as I
    • transparent, has transformed it into a sense organ.
    • exercise of the will, we have transformed our whole organism
    • Through astronomy and astrophysics we form a definite picture
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    • one form of belief or another, but only from the facts of
    • and forms of nature can be explained in terms of the
    • formulation of particular ideas about the world of the smallest
    • analysis. He formulated his views on the basis of everything
    • species below him. And in following the transformation of
    • simplest animal form in the world. Once again the path was
    • be completely without any form of order, ft is our experience
    • be a similar transformation in our soul life, in the ordinary
    • soul life we have in the day, in relation to the transformation
    • And a transformation can come about by working arduously
    • present form physics does not allow for any possibilities of
    • mental images that we have formed at an earlier time. First of
    • connection for the formation of a judgment about anthroposophy.
    • not possible to find the unifying form principle of the
    • of this, formed out of the never-ceasing digestion may
    • in a certain formal structure like a magnetic force.
    • formulate the life of the soul theoretically, but to take it
    • transformation of an earlier planet, in which we existed
    • the nature we have today in a spiritual form. The animals have
    • an earlier planet, which has been transformed into the present
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    • performance of Eurhythmy, given at Dornach, December 12th, 1920.
    • performance of Eurhythmy, given at Dornach, December 12th, 1920.
    • at a performance of Eurhythmy,
    • attempt to give a performance of Eurhythmy. It is not my
    • purpose to try to explain the content of this performance,
    • and makes use of an artistic language whose forms are
    • transformed into finer vibratory movements which by means of
    • forms the basis of this Art. Everything that we do here is
    • organic functions and development and then transformed into
    • artistic medium, by a different form of speech. Hence, as you
    • element, the rhythm, the metre, and the inner form of the
    • the Iambic formation of his verses thin to their verbal
    • which forms the artistic basis of Eurhythmy.
    • introduction to the Eurhythmy, and also saw the performance.
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    • was of such a nature that it was one and the same, uniform,
    • uniform thing. When I naw speak of knowledge, I mean not merely
    • forms the Indian civilisation and the climatic geographical
    • of fashioning the future of humanity into a form worthy of
    • East”. One can say that the form in which the East,
    • ethical truths, the form of its general cosmology, and so
    • another form. And so although this ethical standpoint of the
    • I have just described. Books are written, form instance, much
    • another form — that which certain Nietzsche-fops
    • chauvinism, you transform them thereby into the opposite. It
    • must be ethical and form an extract of the best
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    • view, and from that, form certain ideas concerning the real
    • it forms the firm basis on which we develop our life between
    • and of whom you will already have formed the idea that the
    • themselves now in that form which they should rightly attain
    • defined thinking, who rebel against forming clear concepts of
    • clever that in his cleverness he can form ideas for himself
    • form clear concepts of life. That is one thing which may
    • Earth. If I look up to the world of the Stars and form ideas
    • and Form. Then only do I find equilibrium”.
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    • valuable information and inspiration which he has repeatedly
    • acknowledged in public. In addition, however, he informed me
    • we can come to a really new social form only by recognising
    • presenting a picture of completion. Hence in former times
    • formerly he was caused by his body to develop instinctively
    • former times it was justifiable to speak of certain people as
    • of modern man. Much of what was formerly said about man is
    • his metamorphosis. He is formed by what goes on working out
    • form. Then only will you be members of the order we
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    • say that he had got certain useful information from my book
    • formerly was the case (man had for instance during the
    • lost a certain interest in him which they formerly had. For
    • more guarded form, and yesterday, at the Opening speech at
    • century man's former relationship with them ceased and that
    • School. There we are trying to transform dead pedagogic
    • evolution” but of a sudden change or transformation in
    • complete. But only these perform what is necessary for the
    • easy matter to form a conception of even a new world concept,
    • externally logical form — but Truth in its essence. And
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    • world,is to try to obtain information through comparison of
    • what formed the horizon of the Greek's consciousness was the
    • appears to us as something uniform, a unity perceived through
    • passing over as living form into the future. Then through
    • transformed and resolved as it were, into the activities of
    • performed by modern education in that it allows certain
    • territorial consciousness was transformed into an Earth
    • undergoes concrete transformation. Then that abstract
    • in the place of the old uniform State; is it your opinion
    • information, in order to be in a position to give his lecture
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    • also arises in the soul in the form of ideas and concepts but
    • fundamentally involved in the forming of abstract thought.
    • inform themselves about the essentials of education there
    • crystal gives itself its form. Within the crystal there is
    • downwards — the force which gives the whole Earth form.
    • form, or rather the element of gravity gives the form. This
    • very same force also gives the crystal its form but in this
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    • hardly get beyond a refined form of illustration, imitation
    • in the form of art itself this feeling arises when, in the
    • a physical form — lights up in a form that is perceptible
    • subconscious and formerly not drawn from thence, have now
    • a certain respect — at least in comparison with former
    • than we recognise, to transform itself in the sense of this
    • external impression, an external form — for example, a
    • the morbid vision. This work of art then, this outer form of
    • vision to divine what form, what plastic impression, we have
    • lower life by one that is higher. The human form, permeated
    • This happens in such a way that the human form may be said to
    • approaching the human form the sculptor, if only
    • He finds that this human form is wishing for something that
    • forth from the human form what is not existing in the actual
    • transformed leaves, and which is then extended to all forms
    • metamorphosis of form, anyone. who can see how one form
    • perceived — to be capable of transformation into a human
    • more developed form contains the entire human organism,. The
    • perceiving this when inwardly we are able really to transform
    • when the head is transformed into the whole organism,
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    • transformation of what a man reproduces within himself from
    • a quite different form from that of ordinary life.
    • architectonic forms and proportions, into what the architect
    • nothing so closely akin as to the forms in which the
    • forms — they are living thought-forms — he penetrates
    • that expresses itself in forms of the world of space. The
    • harmonies of proportion and form, willing and feeling are
    • these forms which weave through proportion and the relations
    • forms. An activity of intellect is born, which thinks in
    • terms of objects and space-forms; and these space-forms shape
    • inherent life. These are the thought-forms by means of which
    • is felt to be related with all that lives in the forms
    • nevertheless attempts to form something by means of
    • transformed into spiritual intellectuality, the poetic art is
    • transformed into plastic, objective forces which the seer
    • beholds. He sees what is genuine, what has been formed out of
    • seer obliged to transpose into form, into substantiality, his
    • experience which is in the spiritual world, formless. To
    • inner, form-giving forces to the content of materiel
    • he so transforms what exists in space that it works in lines,
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    • Was durch den Westen sich formet;
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    • lo que por el occidente se forma;
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    • What through the west takes form;
    • form, it seems to me that this new translation should not be
  • Title: Lecture: Human Knowledge and Its Significance for Man and the Cosmos
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    • may say that the head disappears, and the rest of the body is then transformed
    • of man, with the exclusion of those of the head, are transformed during
    • body transformed in such a way that they can become a head in the next
    • transformed into a head. What is it, exactly, that makes this transformation
    • error here. The primary purpose of what lives within us in the form
    • of knowledge, idea, truth, wisdom, is not that of enabling us to form
    • forming mental pictures of the external world is just as secondary a
    • between birth and death whereby our organism will be transformed after
    • for it is these forces that will be transformed into the head of the
    • to be transformed into the head of the next incarnation. You will say:
    • much, and what we thus learn forms part of what is known as the substance
    • from one another—this wisdom is the weaving force which transforms
    • form after death and to transform our organism. Everything that is acquired
    • in the way of knowledge accumulates for the purpose of transforming
    • very few powers left over for the work of transforming the physical
    • very little transformation. The head would be exceedingly animal-like
    • comparatively few formative forces were preserved for the work of transformation.
    • of the transformation of our present body into the head of the next
    • all an inner and not an external form of knowledge. During the Graeco-Latin
    • may be transformed into the head of the next incarnation. And if the
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    • investigations of the thoughts of the gods. In former times
    • that in us it shall be transformed into moral impulses, so
    • Anthroposophy be transformed? We must here touch upon a point
    • finds certain information, and afterwards it transpires that
    • effort a certain transformation must take place. We have seen
    • the transformation in Francis of Assisi of that divine gift
    • the transformation came about as the result of an inner moral
    • the Christ-impulse; the transformation of valour and bravery
    • as transformed temperance. The ideal of practical wisdom
    • deeds he performs in the world, he acts in such a way that he
    • Euripides is transformed into conscience. From this we see
    • in all the external things which have been formed in the
    • Christ? The actions performed in accordance with the
    • acts of faith and trust, all acts performed as the result of
    • We form the
    • We form the
    • impulses of conscience we form for the Christ-impulse that
    • which is formed through faith, through all the deeds of
    • formed through deeds of love; and by something which envelops
    • it like a physical body, formed through the deeds of
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    • transformation of its existence without experiencing such a
    • birth and death in the form we experience them on earth, are
    • there is no birth, no death; there is only transformation,
    • satisfactory and no inward information about death. If at the
    • manner, does not, when performing his exercises, attain what
    • Golgotha in certain mantric forms, chiefly in the structural
    • forms of the mystery of Revelation, Offering,
    • wrapped in the mantric formulas of the Holy Mass, in the
    • fourfold form of the Mass — Gospel, Offering,
    • present, people gather who, in their writings, possess formulas
    • their formulas; they actually have no idea about all that these
    • formulas contain. But much could be gained from these formulas,
    • Teacher Who had come to His initiated disciples in a form
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    • qualified to form a judgment on the contents of these works
    • elementary a form as possible. It is, however, necessary also
    • find it at all in any former fleshly incarnation; but if we do,
    • form because into this very etheric body an Avatar had woven
    • numberless copies of the original to be formed; and these many
    • numberless copies of Shem's etheric body were formed, his
    • then had an ego which as ego was capable of forming very
    • Dominican, but that all the thought-forms employed in the
    • learned the thought-forms from the scholastic science of the
    • knowledge. Then for a time Christianity in its true form was
    • most various forms as the foundation.
    • existence, so is it true that the modern man with his ego-form,
    • the astral, the etheric, and the physical form of Christianity.
    • past, just so true is it that the ego-form of humanity can
    • appear only after the astral and etheric form of Christianity
    • arise in new form: the transformed astral body will
    • appear as the Christian Spirit Self; the transformed etheric
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    • works of the mathematician are in objective forms, while here
    • call a time-body. One can also call this an etheric or formative
    • experienced and then form a continuous stream of memory; yes,
    • — unplastic, amorphous brain to the wonderful form that
    • life on earth is. It is formed from that existence that he had
    • bodily-free activity if it is carried up and formed as a
    • whom we were in former earth lives, who is as strange to us in
    • has lived in former lives on earth, and then passed through the
    • knowledge; this then gives us an unsought insight into a former
    • former lives on earth. And we have so risen that we can see the
    • memories are usually formed or that usually apply in life can
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • longer be presented the way they were in former times.
    • that wisdom in a new form. In so doing, the old forms will
    • purpose. In fact, the hatred and intolerance that formerly
    • and that Truth takes on different forms in different souls.
    • rather Truth in all its forms should act as a unifying force.
    • questions, but the answers are formulated in a way that
    • physical data, the kind of answers that have formerly been
    • advent of the microscope had transformed all research. Now it
    • influence social life, just as was formerly the case with
    • forms, while the old forms that have become influenced by
    • person formulates about supersensible matters have an
    • always been due to religious faith. Such feelings transform
    • information of this spiritual research, thus making spiritual
    • political and social systems, bringing about a transformation
    • from all sides in various forms, we must acknowledge the need
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture II: Blood is a Very Special Fluid
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • from the wound, forms the words: “Oh man,
    • with his unsophisticated views, to depict in the form of
    • like crystallized pain; pain transformed into its
    • was formerly the case. It arises when cultivated people are
    • absorbing the oxygen, is transformed into red, life-giving
    • having formed the blood, absorb into it oxygen from the air
    • indication of blood formation. Only late in embryonic
    • development does formation of blood and blood vessels become
    • exists must conform to the faculties a person happens to
    • crystallized into the form of a person's physical body. When
    • form. The next member of our being is the ether body, which
    • are endowed with life. The ether body transforms physical
    • material into living form. In animal and human the ether body
    • substances transformed by the ether body into living matter
    • transforms inorganic substances into living fluids; the
    • astral body transforms living substance into sensitive
    • transformed into living substance, and living mobile
    • laws of inorganic nature. (A crystal can be formed only
    • forces exist that combine to form and sustain us, so too, in
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • No art form
    • freezing so that ice has formed. This ice is nothing but
    • water in solid form. Spirit relates to matter as water to
    • a certain form. We speak of material form, of life that
    • arises within that form, and of consciousness arising within
    • the living form. Thus, we speak of the three stages: physical
    • corresponding stages: form, life and consciousness. Not until
    • time. You only have to observe the simplest form of life and
    • new substances are formed and old ones thrown off. But life
    • only then can we speak of the lower form of consciousness,
    • Not every form
    • transform that death into life, then it is a conscious being.
    • begins to appear. A delicate form of destruction occurs that
    • of enjoyment because it becomes transformed into something
    • whole world differently, so the whole world is transformed
    • consciousness, transform out of compassion the suffering of
    • suffering in one life point to wrong done in former lives.
    • former life led to external action are transformed into
    • nobler ones. Sin is like a poison that when transformed
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • of the beings belonging to the forms of existence they have
    • carry the maximum weight, or think of the wonderful forms of
    • attacks the wise form of the heart. The astral body will need
    • conflict, but love will overcome the conflict and transform
    • were formerly guided by instinctive wisdom; then it withdrew
    • love of self; the former was good, the latter was bad.
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • through its senses as light and sound works formatively on
    • she should do no more than trace their form with paint.
    • child perceives, also in a moral sense, acts on the formation
    • information and narration, the lives of significant people
    • from the educator to the child forms and develops conscience,
    • formatively on the ether body of the child because they make
    • joy that influenced the forming of the Organs; from seven to
    • he forms out of the lifeless. Our materialistic age
    • opposite sex, the ability to judge, to form personal opinion,
    • has reached this age he is capable of forming independent
    • social impulses in the young during the formative years. What
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • alter the original meaning; we must endeavor to transform the
    • they are the architects and contain the formative forces. The
    • the formation of the second teeth, so is the principle of
    • purified and transformed them into moral feelings and ethical
    • or indeed the average civilized person has purified and transformed,
    • he will have transformed in his astral body all that is
    • manages to purify and transform in his inner nature sustains
    • exhausted, an individual loses the inclination to transform
    • whole natural world and give it human form, the result would
    • originally poisonous, form the human organism; today's
    • strength we must absorb weakness and transform it into
    • enhance life, transforming discontentment into contentment.
    • transformed, fructifies life and becomes a source of healing.
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • to the twenty-first year, corresponds to the Reformation, and
    • inwardly transformed. The day will come when a teacher will
    • portrayed; former epochs must come to life. The school must
    • what is taught bears fruit and forms the character. What the
    • that a person's character is formed partly by study and partly
    • will be rightly formed when study is also life.
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • matter be transformed into spirit.
    • that the spiritual, by transforming itself, adapts to the
    • way that they appear as reflected forms, approaching from
    • projected and appear as forms approaching from outside.
    • their true form, but if they become projected outwards due to
    • becomes apparent. The form of mental illness that results
    • distorted. The various forms of insanity are the distorted
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • innermost being. It is not through some magical formula that
    • as shadow is to reality; however, it can be transformed and
    • darkness if the eyes did not transform the light falling upon
    • eyes are active transforming light. Unless the soul creates
    • transform the concepts of spiritual science into vivid
    • and transformed his knowledge into vigorous inner forces.
    • error, they can transform so that it becomes wisdom once
    • attained through experiments; knowledge is transformed into
    • however, go further; he will transform such knowledge into
    • clairvoyant sees the spiritual in every plant whose very form
    • is transformed into wisdom, the spirit creates the
    • wisdom transforms his compassion into action. Basic to all
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • body its human form.
    • earthly experiences were transformed into abilities during
    • former lives. He has as it were added many pages to the
    • The core of his being, bringing the fruits of former
    • described as the essence or extract of the former physical
    • body is freed; this is what gives the physical its form,
    • that coaxes the inner organs to develop their inherent form.
    • principle, which is the principle of structure and form. The
    • former incarnations, begin to develop. Consequently, a true
    • formed the organs, but now our task is to instill into these
    • former life. This is also the reason why it is important that
    • should not be obliged to form personal opinions and
    • important beliefs and opinions; to be obliged to formulate
    • inner inclinations and talents brought over from former
    • former life experiences no longer have to be inwardly
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • are consulted, one is informed that the Rosicrucians are
    • information.
    • transformations represented symbolically how inner human
    • transforming base metals into gold, they meant that it was
    • possible to transform base vices into the gold of human
    • such as the transformation of metals, simply to demonstrate
    • information about Rosicrucianism stems from two writings that
    • by many others proffering all kinds of information about
    • seldom accurate information.
    • say that the ultimate truth attainable takes different forms.
    • oneself. Human beings must be able to formulate thoughts that
    • always found in every Rosicrucian school. The form it takes I
    • who first formulated the theory of evolution.
    • formative forces. As far as matter is concerned, the old
    • transform carbon into oxygen.
    • transformation of the inner life processes from one day to
    • future a person will be able to transform within his own
    • does for human beings — transforming the carbonic acid in
    • developing. An individual will accomplish the transformation
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • art, or takes some other form. He is strongly aware of the
    • forms was caused by what he called “their selfishness
    • and egoism. Instead of the various art forms going their
    • such an ideal form. He thought to recognize it in ancient
    • civilizations, art and science formed a unity that was looked
    • performances. We can conjure up before our mind's eye the
    • these things. The performances were dramatic musical
    • formed into the various creature's of the kingdoms of nature:
    • In other words, divine essence streamed into and formed
    • knowledge combined to depict in dramatic form the creation of
    • However, at that time one received, in the form of pictures,
    • hearts the selflessness that must form the Basis for a future
    • ancient Greece, to a time when various art forms still played
    • an integral part in performances, when music expressed what
    • dance became an art form in its own right, and poetry
    • established the accepted classical forms of the Symphony,
    • one-sidedness of this art form, strove to burst the Shell and
    • saw that formerly the bond between human beings was based on
    • recognized echoes of a former picture-consciousness that had
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    • illness, and the problems of education. These lectures form part of
    • about which they were not informed by the leading few who did
    • formulated the Nicene Creed in A.D. 325.
    • collating the Gospels and bringing them to present a uniform
    • the physical world, a relationship between animal forms and
    • the noble human form, it does not justify the assumption that
    • external bodily form, is closer to the highest evolved ape,
    • animal form and continues up to that of man. Spiritual
    • acknowledges the enormous difference between the lowest form
    • Everything physical is condensed, transformed spirit.
    • presented in a new form, and this is what spiritual science
    • the Gospels different forms of initiation. They differ
    • form an idea of this connection is to think of the
    • planet; the Being that endures through all transformations.
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    • develop new forms of being. Passing through death and the submergence
    • metamorphosing to higher forms of being. In the microcosm as in the
    • development to new forms of being rules.
    • inform this larger circle of an intention from the narrower circle of
    • theosophical art has already begun in many ways by the performances
    • occult laws what is a very small circle at first is formed which sees
    • are to be formed as the thing develops. As a tree in the next instant
    • time: If something happens, the members will be informed by Three
    • Kings Day. Nothing was informed and it is therefore obvious that the
    • self-evident because nobody informed anything. It is self-evident
    • that the information would have been sent if the thing had been
    • organically moving forms, warmed and waved by the human hands
    • dome paints derived. Weekly eurythmy performances provided the
    • a Jewelry art school, could have been arranged in Dornach. The form
    • formation
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    • knowledge that makes man free, transforming itself in man into the power of
    • as an appearance where there lives in shadowy form what he experiences as
    • controlled everything economic, there took form an independent economic
    • between man and man. into this was woven the labor which one performs for
    • complicated forms, It drew labor into itself when the structure of rights
    • the new forms. Disharmony arose between the conceptions of work and of
    • problem of the West. How labor can discover its form within the entity of
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    • make the greatest effort to form his ideas and concepts.
    • educated, for we must learn to form our thoughts on life. If we
    • progressed very far in the art of forming thoughts. One of the
    • us by our own effort this art of forming thoughts about the
    • encourage thought-efforts, they did not induce man to form
    • rightly so, as one of the first who stimulated man to form
    • own accord. He obtained his world-picture in the form of an
    • thoughts, in the form of an inspiration. The divine-spiritual
    • from former times and which enabled him to experience the
    • express this by saying that out of the former purely spiritual
    • transformation into sense-perception of the former,
    • strongly aware of the fact that it is man who forms the
    • thoughts. Nevertheless he cannot form them out of the blue, and
    • though it may be, and no matter in what form it may appear in
    • inspired by his thoughts. To-day, man forms his own thoughts,
    • spectres, and these must be transformed with man's co-operation
    • gods descended deeper into the human physical form, and man is
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    • Australia. There, man took on his present form through the fact
    • physical beings formed a kind of shell, a dwelling-place
    • began to shape the Subsequent form of the human body. In the
    • could then transform his organism more and more. He could lift
    • Spirit Self, but this only lived in them in a very weak form.
    • earth in this form. He entered the body of Jesus of Nazareth
    • beings. Finally the whole earth will be peopled by transformed,
    • thus appeared in the external form of twelve persons. At a
    • saw his soul-forces in the external form of persons, and
    • form of egoism, will be raised to the heart. At this point
    • that lived within him to the Disciple John; he transformed him
    • on Self might come to an end, All individual forms of egoism
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    • to-day, it is necessary to speak in the form of images which
    • be needed if one were to speak: in the form of concepts and not
    • consciousness which forms part of the mineral kingdom. We
    • the other side. This too is only a transformation of
    • the intellect which they think forms part of the physical
    • cosmos in the form of thought. Whereas we human beings walk
    • many mysteries which pass through his heart in many forms
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    • is formed by physical and etheric organism we have joined the astral
    • soul-spiritual being in pre-earthly life. The head is formed by plastic
    • retains really only the power to give form. If the human head did not
    • have this power to give form (zu gestalten) it would be indeed
    • worlds into earthly existence. The head forms itself truly as an image
    • and retains only the plastic formative forces. If we look at the child
    • we see that all plastic formative forces start from the head. Man receives
    • the plastic forming force, which goes out from the head. If something
    • in a way that a force is forming which wants to give shape. What is
    • it wants to form the nerves,'the nervous system, in a way that in the
    • from above downward) from the senses going inside, goes a forming force.
    • dissolves. What wants to be formed there? Imagine, how that is. If I
    • eye a very fine picture wants to form; up to a physical shaping of forms
    • for form shaping. Now, from below there always arises a tendency to
    • to take form in you. If it can take on form, then it stays in you as
    • with the etheric body comes to meet the plastic formative forces, dissolves
    • one must not get such a rigid inner salt-formation right away, when
    • call forth a sort of mineral salt-like formation. But it is good when
    • present no rigid form can come about. Since, at present, it cannot become
    • is fixed so firmly, that this plastic formation (Gebilde),
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    • These underlie the least transformations in us; they really undergo
    • only a transformation, which one could accomplish already also in an
    • the earthly state, what other wise by itself would form only as something
    • that had been formed up to the heart-lung activity, will be taken up
    • heart, will be formed now into the special organs. We would not have
    • to be formed during childhood, but continuously because our organs are
    • form — giving forces existent, which renew these organs. Still
    • form — giving forces are also there.
    • for example, it would form one lobe of the lung in a way that it would
    • will be formed by the head; so that the single different forms of the
    • human being are always formed in a way that the kidney radiates forth
    • head the surfaces are formed at the exterior. But the kidney delivers
    • which really radiate and are formed. It is in such a way that the organs
    • are formed by the kidney-system in connection with the head system and
    • off from the human race, they still have it, but it is deformed 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
    • strongly. Then some tumorous formations will arise. Here the plastic,
    • to the formation of the development of membranes and the whole digestive
    • so that one knows how such transformations regarding outer phenomena
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    • call pneumonia today. The form of illness in case of pneumonia was of
    • ill — in the same way one formed an opinion about his state of health
    • manifold Imaginations of plant forms. And just with the help of these
    • plant forms, luminously shining forth, will we be able to find new remedies
    • such waves (blue) are coming from the head-system, which give form,
    • times faster — which are broken off and formed by the waves (red)
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    • extreme form of determinism is fatalism, which clings so
    • form.
    • delicate form right into the fourteenth and fifteenth
    • Think how sensitively this story has been formed. The same
    • both together form a whole.
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    • namely in the form of the clock itself. We see that the
    • that it is difficult to form a true, permanent judgment
    • to point out how extremely difficult it is to form a judgment
    • questions we started with. We can form a judgment of ourselves
    • in the world only if we apply to ourselves a uniform method of
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    • the meantime the former headmaster, because of his insight into
    • the pupils are like, then I can form my schedule from week to
    • the former headmaster. “You cannot anticipate anything.
    • selected the more successful ones. The former headmaster
    • progress than those of the first two. But the former headmaster
    • traced the subsequent life of the former pupils of these
    • social status. It is not just our particular form with its
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    • forms of bad deeds. The bad deed as such is never really
    • surface.” The material has a very definite conformity to
    • through a human being into the physical world in the form of
    • human beings want to do something, we consider what form our
    • form, but because they have the right intentions. These right
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    • is there. In the past people knew that if a person forms the
    • and produces this form of the muscles. If we were to go back as
    • the ancient Greeks used a model for the wonderful forms they
    • even gradually lose the capacity to form any idea of anything
    • yet create a world view. For if one does form a view of life
    • in its purest form with the Christ impulse is expressed in the
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    • one way or another in true thought-forms and those
    • germinates,” because you have used the verbal form you
    • The right is originally simply what is performed as
    • formative conceptions with the word. You see, such image
    • resounds formatively in speech. Everything no longer
    • picture, which is not formulated in pictures to produce an
    • transformations into vivid imagery but now is the first to
    • go. Then everything passes into verb form, or at least passes
    • consciously strive to put things in such a form as can be
    • in picture form. It is especially in the present-day
    • will again support imaginative thinking. Through forming
    • farther east one goes; because it is more in the form of
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    • of meaning; but in so far as we use the uniform educated, we
    • was created in language and we lived in what was formed in
    • language often strikes one, a dressed-up poetic performance
    • roundness, it's spherical form. So he who as a German calls
    • the head Kopf is: it's so with regard to its form.
    • one form one's thoughts so that one gets the shade of meaning
    • imaginative form thus produced. When the German word for the
    • form.
    • informative in language which alone comes into consideration
    • the form, is to be understood, as most noun formations in
    • languages, most noun formations originate in the stepping
    • to transform what one has to say into real gestures, into
    • back as visible speech. To perform eurhythmy is to transform
    • formally had before it became evident that the world that
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • of facts they themselves often advance concerning it and form their
    • literature, of protestant learning, of the reformed churches, lags far
    • to form their concepts really plastically. They have what the famous
    • has the capacity for forming deduced abstract concepts and of summing
    • to recognise that in man there lives a soul specially adapted for forming
    • life has no power of forming these abstract concepts.
    • intellectuality and the special information he possessed on the most
    • single observations afterwards forming abstract concepts by all manner
    • most abstract concepts which we men only form with much difficulty,
    • with those abstract concepts that we have first to form. We differ from
    • dogs, and he then forms the abstract concept “dog”. The
    • that me have, it has the quite exact concept without needing to form
    • it. We have first to form it which the animal has no need to do. The
    • to form abstract concepts that through such concepts we are to be
    • profound change in human conceptions is needed. For men have informed
    • or they have received the information from any doubtful source: what
    • that bit of space in the etheric body where the shadow is formed. This
    • bells were not ringing together) that man can form abstract concepts
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    • are concerned, to look back on many things connected in former times
    • You will be able to form
    • perform his action in accordance with the Church, in accordance with
    • when the soul sees itself bereft of its former enjoyments and palpable
    • to it than formerly.
    • and the divine will, becoming uniform, which means, when there is nothing
    • form of their thought. Anyone who looks at the world today in the way
    • need for knowledge must, because scientific conceptions inform him only
    • bemuse the time has come—formerly only for the few, now for all
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    • takes on a different form for the different epochs of mankind's evolution,
    • he had been in his different forms as man on Saturn, Sun and Moon. In
    • form merely a kind of repetition of what existed on another level of
    • looking at the mineral and plant kingdoms with this transformed power
    • On the contrary, When with transformed cognition we look at the animal
    • to s world from which it is banished. And in his outer physical form
    • in his physical form, is dried up. For what belongs to animal and man
    • animals and men—as far as men's physical forms are concerned—are
    • earth, too, and men with an outer form that recalls that of the animal
    • form of animal and man, which only develops in the world we enter through
    • in the same form. For today these things are not given to men by God
    • looking back to the time when thoughts were still formed. The matter
    • and living today in the sense of the evolution that conforms with Knowledge
    • in a more usual form of thought, preferring to remain with what is old
    • you are a Marxist or any other kind of thinker about the right form
    • for first making a conception. There can be no social reform without
    • where the formation of judgment between man and man is concerned: one
    • since the world has this dual form of expression.
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    • actual form of the spiritual life. Now today I should like to go into
    • by the spiritual investigator. In former times the Initiates were allowed
    • Science in the form this took in atavistic times; it is an experience
    • the weakened form which the weakened light of an object reflected back
    • softened down form from our body and its organs, because we should be
    • them then in their capacity for forming concepts , in their sound human
    • out of instinct. It is no wonder that as in the forming of conceptions
    • way. This is only found in a limited form here in the physical world,
    • out by the well-informed, even by those who are doing research work
    • them and not unreality. The only form of thought in human life that
    • social reformers and social thinkers. Try for once to let work upon
    • have preserved a great deal of these former cultural stages in which
    • do not hold this view, who have preserved another view from former times,
    • through this a certain life of soul in the form we call logic and science.
    • the so-called Theosophical Society and those who today form the Anthroposophical
    • from the so-called Akashic Record, information which I venture to say
    • it is persecuted, how many come to hate it who were formerly keen adherents,
    • really strikingly conspicuous, at times even taking grotesque forms.
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    • understanding when they want to give merely abstract, logical form to
    • transformed but entirely renewed. This is to begin with the external
    • outer form both had in man's view reached the highest point and there
    • historically, although outwardly it took the form, as it were, of a
    • Going farther back in former times it is found that to a certain extent
    • The Christ impulse had to be clothed in the form of the old pagan mysteries
    • when at the altar they elevate the Host, the Bread transformed into
    • experiences the pagan form of Christianity feels what he is intended
    • have a relation in which through the form of the pagan ritual it is
    • first arises in a quite different form, a form that is intimate and
    • form. And for a long time these barbarian Arians (cf. R. XLVII.) of
    • human nature what can only enter a highly developed mankind in the form
    • only in a pagan form.
    • was determined and was given form in the way it was possible to form
    • as formed by the Romans. There was nothing of this kind among the northern
    • development, of human life takes form throughout the earth.
    • Christ impulse, a new impulse for transforming mankind, brought about
    • to give you, not in the form this discovery often takes but a discovery
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    • masses of our forefathers (which means of ourselves, for in our former
    • experiences of soul, the man's nature really became so transformed that
    • a man's nature could no longer be straightway transformed in this manner
    • at which he already faced the entirely new form of grasping the Mystery
    • outer form. It would be shocking prejudice to think that English civilisation
    • inclination mankind has today for forming unprejudiced judgment on this
    • as German nationals of North Hungary, of Siebenburg and formerly of
    • hatred, let us look in conformity with the truth. It will then be discovered
    • leaven forming the basis of the Magyar culture over which is now simply
    • foresees what simply must be made clear also where the forming of human
    • outward reforms, were not in reality, closely related to him inwardly,
    • making every effort to model, to form the human, to work out of the
    • von Berlichingen; how then he formed a second figure out of him,
    • this time more transformed, having more shape—then a third. In
    • humanity, but out of the human he is wanting to form the superhuman.
    • what Linnaeus conscientiously placed next to each other as plant forms
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    • complete intimate transformation as experienced within the soul
    • different kingdoms we conclude that their form is firm,
    • outer form has remained constant. Similarly with the animal,
    • possess a continuously changing form, a shape which in many of
    • form which can be observed in the astral plane is the exact
    • continuously changing forms of the astral beings. Thus you have
    • don't cling to outer objects but flash with a definite form,
    • that some kind of regularity of form is out of the question.
    • The astral body only appears in a kind of firm, steady form as
    • this is the case, it retains this form. Already at night, when
    • evil feelings during the day, appear in quite another form
    • the day. In general the form of the astral body is steady at
    • its form essentially, but only essentially.
    • takes on a variable form right through the Kamaloka time. This
    • body completely matches its form and image to the soul life,
    • hateful feelings shows a withered form while a person who died
    • with beautiful feelings, show a sympathetic form as an astral
    • while really take on the forms of all kinds of grotesque
    • follow which forms are offered to the clairvoyant
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    • quite unique form, the world riddle. What is this, however?
    • the form of conceptual knowledge. By this is meant: whoever has
    • Faust encounters the Earth Spirit in such a form as it appears
    • It can appear to one with the deepest discernment in this form
    • knowledge within world knowledge is transformed. There had to
    • he justifies in his way — adapt traditional form. He
    • places Faust into the traditional form of the Christian church,
    • his life and had shared his own destiny, but in a higher form,
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    • Make an attempt to formulate a precise reckoning, drawing from
    • only slowly transforms talents. Yes, attention must be drawn to
    • in order for the transformation of talents to be carried out,
    • least see the beginnings of transformation in our own nature.
    • at a precise moment perform the right thing. It is a totally
    • allows the karmic line to weave and form links this way and
    • transform facts. It is necessary, that if karma is not to
    • transformed way. Whereas you had experienced great pain and
    • researchers who not only transformed their souls into
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    • conception of the whole may be formed.
    • artistic forms and figures. Once again, I should like to repeat what
    • with the housing of our activities, every detail of form and figure
    • any other education than that of thought. When forms have to be created,
    • succeeded in creating artistic forms. All that has been achieved is
    • new forms, or with giving shape to what is capable of representation.
    • of life in course of formation. modern humanity has not much living
    • in our human civilisation in the form of pictures; they dread it. But
    • again filled with a conception of the world not only capable of forming
    • from itself thoughts, but of creating forms and permeating the whole
    • (1st. Picture) which could be in no other form. This is the feeling
    • to study the different forms.
    • platform, not absolutely on the ground.
    • structure forms, and to discover organic ones. Of course those people
    • this introducing the forms of architecture into organic forms. All these
    • way of thinking. This does not imply that the form of an organic being
    • is symbolically expressed in the structural forms, it means that in
    • sort of intuitive thought-form is necessary. We shall have to become
    • accustomed to these intuitive forms of thought. And we then ought to
    • be able to find these architectural forms even coming of themselves
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    • humanity. The outward forms point to this something that is new in the
    • but that it is a part of the whole form, as if the organ had actually
    • out of the first and where also the architrave motive is transformed
    • in a developing metamorphosis, every succeeding form springing after
    • its own law from the form which precedes it. You see here how the second
    • you take the forms which reach up from below and those which reach down
    • the foregoing leaf, then you will realise how the form of the second
    • pillar develops out of the form of the first pillar. The whole of it
    • one form into another for it is just in this change from one form into
    • change from Saturn formation into the Sun formation. I do not mean to
    • here in the sequence of the form. (4) We will now see the second pillar
    • how the architrave motif progresses, each form building itself up out,
    • of the form that has gone before. Whenever you see a curve or a turn
    • own form but always in relation with the form that has gone before and
    • the simple forms to the more complicated. You see here that the fourth
    • from the simple form which was there at the beginning to these very
    • complicated forms.
    • 5th capital by itself. Perhaps the form of this capital suggests to
    • again change this form according to law and also according to the principle
    • of progressive change the next form will develop out of this one.
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    • in my Mystery Play The Portal of Initiation, to evolve form
    • at the initial stages. To allow form to appear as the creation of colour
    • formed in colour, if we are able to draw the form out of the colour.
    • the elemental beings which develop their forms of themselves out from
    • feel that the old forms of art are bankrupt, that they can go no further,
    • in colours, in forms, just as we think in ideas and thoughts. We must
    • be able to live in colours, in forms. If our Building is to be what
    • The spiritual is essentially brought to expression in the forms of the
    • the spirit, out of itself creating form. The psychic finds its manifestation,
    • course entirely derived from the colour; yet it also forms an element
    • of this child here if you keep in mind the two adjacent forms.
    • (the Graeco-Latin) period of civilisation. A sort of form is given here
    • of God, an Apollo-like form, as the inspirer. That which, through inspiration,
    • is able to enter a human form of the fourth post-Atlantean period of
    • a form on the wall, there is nothing in his soul that,can meet such
    • be willing to answer, because for him visions have to form pictorially,
    • they simply appear in space as forms in a vision. He perceives nothing
    • form, which is inspired just like this one, in the neighbourhood of
    • that which has already been-represented in human form.
    • model I have formed a face, and it resembles it. Not in this way will
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    • centuries to the sixteenth and seventeenth forms a remarkably
    • and needs in former centuries, is indeed nothing but
    • soul in former centuries, in centuries long past, while at
    • alchemy, and mysticism, all of which was the wisdom of former
    • were,all kinds of sound formulas from past ages and much real
    • of a former adept in the art of healing, must be
    • ridicule it. This is wonderfully presented now in the form of
    • means that we find our will transformed, so that we know that
    • performed.
    • in his true form. He then calls up the four elements and
    • wild impulses in poodle-form, which have been resisting the
    • under a changed form; it is only his other self. This
    • the past, the memory of an ancient wisdom formerly possessed
    • coarsest, most material form in the piece of silver. He
    • days, nor the forms of that wisdom. The knowledge of certain
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    • obtain information about the mixing of the magic ointment any
    • Moon, that unites itself with the former Moon-element, when
    • stand in their right form. Then I have taken upon myself to
    • suddenly old on the spot, or in his present form he is not
    • Everything is transformed — I think this is most
    • true form.
    • performed, but the whole of it is inserted into the Brocken
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    • experiences of his time is formulated and brought to full
    • he was giving form to the ideas thus living in him, the
    • formulate the divine spiritual dwelling in man's innermost
    • form, was thought ridiculous.
    • formulate his philosophy. And all this had been going on
    • hearts, we are able to form a very clear idea of the frame of
    • wanted to put into form in the striving of his Faust after
    • Mephistopheles meeting with his former pupil who has now
    • bodily form. But when Goethe wish to show Helen being fetched
    • we see how Goethe tries to form the
    • undergone a transformation, a metamorphosis, from the body of
    • a previous incarnation and is formed, as I have explained in
    • strive is to fit what is thus formed into the material world
    • — a world derived from the association-forming tendency
    • of the sense organs. So that what in the animal forms a whole
    • everything as a mechanism; and to be incapableof forming any
    • shadow concepts. Nothing more unreal and less in conformity
    • to form really clear concepts about all the various
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    • some kind of transformation. Leaving aside what one otherwise
    • there definite forms, definite outlines and boundaries. These
    • continual movement like petrified forms.
    • biassed notion if one imagines that there lie already formed
    • Mephistopheles who has to transform Faust's state of
    • consciousness. And it gives the former himself a sense of
    • mention in Plutarch of how the world has a triangular form.
    • form’ must not be taken in a heavy literal sense, for
    • cloud formation around it the 183 worlds welling and surging.
    • we find the “Mothers” that figure in another form
    • material fashion. It can be performed thus, but its reality
    • performed, ha meant to show that these impulses had already
    • Mephistopheles. All this is what forms the last part of the
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    • of spiritual science; we are thus gradually led to form real
    • post-Atlantean epoch in every conceivable form.
    • information. That was not what Goethe wanted. Goethe desired
    • remain only in the North, my soul will have a form of vision
    • atmosphere of the South in order to get other forms of
    • vision, — other forms of concept, other forms of
    • transformed by the atmosphere that there prevailed. We must
    • third form in the
    • more exact philosophic form in my forthcoming book
    • life he only has the idea in an abstract form. Now he
    • it transformed again to a living Imagination. Thus in the
    • transformed into Imagination; it is Feeling that has become
    • appear in double form,
    • concrete spiritual shape and form. Into this spiritual form.
    • form of ‘Hell.’ However remote the kinship is,
    • behold the esoteric form of the Greek legend.
    • inevitable battle with the most manifold forms of Evil. The
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • more physical form in the great Atlan Lean epoch. Notably in
    • the fourth post-Atlantean time in the form in which it had to
    • Initiates they were communicated in another form — in a
    • will appear increasingly in this form: — Human beings
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VII: Some Spiritual-Scientific Observations
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    • “Faust” which were to have been performed today.
    • Since, however, on account of illness, the performance is not
    • to be able to give this scene the form it has. It is true
    • creative beings set themselves the task of so forming man
    • way in which accurately given information about Spiritual
    • Science is then repeated in public in another form, changed
    • surrounding us in the kingdoms of nature can combine to form
    • something about Homunculus, not about Homo. The ideas we form
    • firm belief that, by entering into the style and the form of
    • significant dreams. In former years I have often told you
    • are therefore not to be accepted in their immediate form, but
    • which we have formed for use in the sense-world cannot be
    • different consciousness, through quite different forms of
    • has evolved. Former worlds, certainly the Sun-world — and
    • — the Sun-world was even so formed as a physical world that
    • however, that were formerly physically present, just as now
    • substantially one in former times, has now been
    • polaric opposites — water and air. Formerly it was a
    • the level of the water, with fire or heat above it, formerly
    • The same force that gave to the earth the form whereby it has
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    • nothing of the different planetary life-forms beyond the
    • today forming the content of theories, are terribly
    • person says to you. Well then, the wish is transformed into a
    • Königsberg to get information from Kant on how to become
    • only give information about what occurs in the world of the
    • features were formed by slow and gradual processes. You might
    • understanding. It is the shadow form of the concepts of the
    • Three-named, three-formed, enthroned eternally,
    • are three layers of consciousness, (that is the formula
    • will be able to form a concept of how he would approach these
    • pictures, caricatures, of the forms of the primeval age.
    • the form of ugliness, joins with it in going with the
    • He must be able to rise to ideas in conformity with the age
    • material way and form materialistic ideas about them. Thus,
    • he must be able to form both a materialistic and an
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • an insight should be gained into this particular form, this
    • investigations and experiements, what views he could form
    • over brightness, lightness any form of darkness is projeatd,
    • stem leaf was transformed, metamorphosed, and took on various
    • forms, growing afterwards into the petal, so that the blossom
    • is simply transformed stem leaf. Again this is an outlook
    • fast to forms but in ever transforming them. We must have
    • transformation, so that we are able livingly to follow them
    • in their forms that change as they do in nature. But then,
    • friends, has a further consequence. If we form theories, such
    • sound nature turned against the destruction of the forms
    • perceived that, when he formed concepts like those of Newton,
    • conformity with law. This is what Goethe did. And, why man is
    • and prepares himself as well to form a sound conception of
    • concepts of the spiritual world are formed, they are so
    • spiritual forms and realms of existence? Even if sound
    • something, possibly to form a world-outlook, enlighten
    • evolving the present form of thinking about nature, two quite
    • reasons. Fear transforms itself into logical reasons, with
    • formula man has even gone so far as to try to justify through
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    • end of the second act of Part II, forms the bridge for
    • simply the image of himself that a man can form with the help
    • Faust, knowledge in the form of pictures, that we call
    • forms. And, in the perception of the ancient Greeks, these
    • externally in picture-form, might equally be one of everyday
    • human form, visible to the external eye. Whoever wishes
    • three forces flowed together to form a unity. The higher
    • evolution; the conceptions must be transformed. The
    • conformity with all that man has since won for himself, to
    • figures of the ancient Gods, must try to form an idea of the
    • be transformed into Home. In the meantime, while they are on
    • though in a more tenuous form, is present, as the one leading
    • form what, at the beginning of that time, he had conceived.
    • metamorphosis, in which he follows up the different forms in
    • nature — how one form develops out of another. Now
    • his own becoming takes on such different forms, perhaps
    • dolphin, three forms appearing one after another.)
    • spinal vertebrae transforming themselves into the bones of
    • strove, indeed, form the most varied directions to approach
    • the forces creating in nature; he creates his forms, and all
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    • (After a Performance of the Classical Walpurgis-Night)
    • (After a Performance of the Classical Walpurgis-Night)
    • Faust that had just been performed, and I should like
    • form that, regarded merely from the theatrical standpoint,
    • Faust is his conviction that information concerning
    • he sought to give a new form to those of ancient Greece.
    • in his physical life, he can so transform it that it seizes
    • his feeling he was removed at least form the superstition of
    • are conceptions of nature transformed by fantasy. These
    • forms, then my soul frees itself from the body, and I see
    • here is put into external form. I will, however, point out
    • those who light-heartedly piece together information from
    • great gift of human understanding and knows how to transform
    • to the becoming of man exists in another form, weaving and
    • changing forms. Within all this weaving and pulsing through
    • formerly he perceived it with an atavistic sense of
    • Outside in nature the Greek perceived in another form what is
    • putting into new and artistic form what intimately and
    • changes in the living form, from the lowest order of beings
    • that the bones of the spinal column are transformed into the
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    • lectures following the performance of the later
    • from man having to think, having to form ideas, as he lives
    • and forming ideas, sometimes more of willing. Hence, for the
    • consider the one pole of forming ideas, thinking, and then
    • farther. And he says: Thinking, the forming of ideas, drives
    • transform, to metamorphose, the whole human being in certain
    • proceeds form ourselves; in willing we lose ourselves; but
    • here another seizes us — another cosmic being is formed
    • the particular formation from foliage leaf to foliage leaf,
    • forms, the saps also expand with their forces and again
    • the outward form, my dear friends. It is altogether grotesque
    • part of your body. Were that alone to form the head, were it
    • to form the head out of itself, the result would be a real
    • himself takes on the form of a Phorkyad, and in all his
    • intelligible what forms the conclusion of the Classical
    • enthusiast at all but a former finance minister bearing the
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    • picture form that which is outside too. Only as a general
    • former psychologists who have worked with dreams have developed
    • at it. When one looks at something in picture form one must be
    • outside of it. And so the former psychologists, which still
    • was a valid conviction for these former psychologists, that
    • which former psychologists said to themselves is absolutely
    • compositions of its experiences. The former psychologists have
    • formerly experienced within the body, and our own body in
    • former psychologists realised that the dream ultimately doesn't
    • forms of deprivations: in hunger, which instructs us to eat, in
    • remains, which formerly has fashioned us as a human being, the
    • rids itself of the earthly form of experiencing.
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    • cultural epoch onwards, a particular form of proclamation was
    • Moses be formulated then? Just consider the necessity to
    • in the Egyptian time. Here stands the form of Osiris, as we
    • kind of being is Osiris, mainly in his godly form? Consider
    • became considered the ideal human form, possessing all possible
    • forms. The form through which the Initiates of the Persian
    • them as a result of his etheric form, the sun aura, becoming
    • astral form. That divinity however, which the Jewish people
    • this. Merely under the form of the “I,” only under
    • formed from mineral nature, the ether body from the etheric in
    • astral body is also formed. From all which exits in the members
    • of the lively form in which Moses presented this to his people
    • understanding can be reached, no real picture formed regarding
    • in the genuine occult sense, when the human being forms the
    • being is placed and then formed with the divine
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    • work into us, it becomes transformed in us as feelings, as soul
    • when we transform our souls in such a way as to wake the
    • courses through the human body. We learn to transform these
    • the face of the earth was completely transformed. Previously
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    • apparent not alone in outward form, but also by that similarity
    • which compels attention in the evolution of form. He tells us
    • heretofore, all those curious formations which serve to
    • forms of life. It is thus that Haeckel constructs man's entire
    • undergoing a change, a transformation. Hence it was that Huxley
    • form of Leonardo da Vinci there was some “gaseous
    • how active is the Spirit in the moulding of the form, where, to
    • sees how form builds itself up, as it were, from the simplest living
    • transformation of organic forms by a study of his works. We
    • seeker. Thus, man must transform himself into an instrument for
    • confused. (Should anyone desire more information on this
    • concerned, this is true, although the hypothetical forms of
    • entirely conform with those known to theosophical research.
    • to a great extent in transforming the archetype of those
    • doing so is that the energy used at a former time for the
    • transforming of the organs has since been directing its whole
    • represented by the anthropoid apes. These, then, form, in the
    • “archetype” transformed the serviceable
    • so far as man's outward form is concerned, at a genealogical
    • deteriorated and degenerate forms occupying those lower stages
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    • which fought against the former one with the utmost intensity
    • the former stream — just because they were still vividly
    • expanded, it might even be reduced again, shape and form be
    • universality. The former stream is more like a vague intangible
    • contents from their former incarnations. They gave it an
    • compensate for the former heavenly reality, an earthly reality
    • Anthroposophical Movement speak without reserve in forms of
    • forms of dead thinking.
    • These things must not be grasped with the forms of dead
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    • menacing form. Those who were able to follow the course of events,
    • envisage, in their true form, the forces that are leading straight
    • form of senselessness. What went on between the years 1914 and 1918
    • into a certain decadence, but even in the form in which it still lives
    • attached to them because we fall back upon mathematical formulae when
    • structure, but the essential principle, namely its form, is
    • generally disregarded. Form, after all, is the most fundamental
    • The human form is a most marvellous structure. Think, to begin with,
    • universe. Its form is spherical, the spherical form being modified at
    • systems. The essential form of the head, however, is a copy of the
    • spherical form of the universe, as you can discover if you study the
    • basic formation of the embryo.
    • Linked to the head-structure is another formation which still retains
    • something of the spherical form, although this is not so immediately
    • this chest-structure imaginatively; it is as if a spherical form had
    • the primal, embryonic form of man. Spiritual Science alone will make
    • certain final traces of a spherical form although this is not very
    • When we study the threefold human form in its relation to the Cosmos,
    • — Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio. The human head receives its form
    • limb-structures, and in such a way that the spherical form cannot
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    • considered the human form and figure and its relation to the fixed
    • form and structure.
    • The planetary spheres work upon man's stages or forms of life.
    • way. But the human physical body has already received its form, its
    • We have thus considered the form of man's physical body, the
    • Inspiration, Intuition — these three forms of super-sensible
    • than was formerly the case. I have described the time through which
    • to work in what is provided, later on, in material form, by the stream
    • folk and our language. The former conditions never come to expression
    • in chauvinism or a superficial and aggressive form of patriotism. A
    • Science must assume that in former earthly lives many men became more
    • former earthly life they had little human love or idealism. Already in
    • the former earthly life their interests were merely utilitarian. And
    • to-day in such an evil form in the life of the West.
    • being when it is known that his form and structure derive from the
    • of a former earthly life.
    • freedom shows itself in the following way. Instead of forming free
    • To understand the human form, we must turn to the heaven of the
    • life are shaped by our former thinking. The forces working in the
    • in the last life, and give rise to the form of the brain.
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    • of a purely external kind, and that this, in its extreme form, leads
    • death assumes an egotistic form in the religious concepts of to-day.
    • world of Europe, expressing itself in many different forms. When we
    • the highest form of wisdom. A change comes about in this respect, but
    • externalised by the deed of Constantine into the political form of a
    • in a particular form in the North during the first centuries of the
    • Roman, Latin form of life which makes its way from the South towards
    • remarkable picture. The form of life that later on tends more towards
    • against the early, more characteristically Eastern form of
    • into the Roman-Latin form of civilisation. At that time something
    • certain mystical, oriental form. What was more a revelation from
    • during sleep, in the form of an intimate knowledge of Nature of which
    • life of feeling is really only another form of dream life. In our
    • form of culture.
    • transform their easy-going thoughts and feelings and experience
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    • the mansion, which formed so great a contrast with everything to
    • once individual and yet altogether in conformity with the Bible
    • the Bible in a form of his own. He did this in such a way that
    • element is distinguished from other forms of German life especially
    • which made a strong impression upon him. He formed a deep
    • Klopstock he formed a close intimacy, at first a friendship, which
    • form of spiritual expression which he sought as his object in life.
    • to enter formed the impression that Fichte's manners, which then
    • revision of those views of the world which he had formed for
    • which had formed itself within him. But Fichte was not a teacher like any
    • that is no real existence; or at least no opinion can be formed at
    • form which the Kantian philosophy had assumed in Fichte's soul. And
    • for a moment upon the wall. Well, you have now, I hope, formed a
    • in sentences this or that information, but strove ever and again to
    • author's will; however, he wrote in the form of a preface some
    • concerned are only misinformed, and will try to put them right. No
    • and evolution, and which, in the form of the moral impulses,
    • has never formed any true notion of the real all-embracing ideal of
    • it had to emerge sooner or later, albeit in a rugged form, this urge
    • enemy, surrounded by spies and informers, there was a man who yet
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    • former greatness. His habits prevent him from perceiving this
    • Christmas plays were performed when this time approached, in the
    • when these people performed these plays during the festival season.
    • Such art was actually performed by village lads who engaged in
    • those people who he felt were suitable to perform them. These plays
    • in the most primitive regions where such plays were performed, people
    • plays which I have just characterized were so primitively performed
    • plays were performed one after the other in that primitive way: the
    • must find it quite understandable that in the place of this former
    • would then perform at some place, they would first extend a greeting
    • happen in former times in a much more childlike mood, then we may
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    • the one that is to form the basis of our present studies.
    • transformed by its setting. Then again this setting leads us further
    • overcome by the strong desire to see the form, the spiritual form of
    • can in his true spirit form. Then Krishna appears to him (later we
    • shall return to this description) in his form — a form that
    • spirit form of the teacher is revealed to the clairvoyant eye of his
    • true form. That is a world of holiest blessedness, withdrawn from
    • bodily form.
    • transformations and incarnations in the search for life in external
    • form the subject of the following lectures.
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    • wonderfully composed, that it forms an artistic whole. I could show,
    • such records in their beauty of form and their dramatic power, we can
    • handed on to the descendants by the woman, whereas what forms him
    • that might appear even trivial to many Westerners in its given form.
    • essentially in Asia. Of course, America too forms part of the West.)
    • spirit is eternal and undergoes transformations, passing from
    • nature of all outer transformations. They must have experienced the
    • spirit living through outer transformations. To abstract
    • every form of dogmatism, and he does so radically. Here we come up
    • long as he is outside himself, takes on a form similar to that of the
    • In its climaxes, its inner artistic form, it reflects deep occult
    • I look back on all the transformations through which I have lived,
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    • the present day, which tends to the formation of abstract concepts,
    • transform one's sympathies and antipathies. To quote a passage from
    • we had not received something from the sense-world itself that formed
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    • permeated and transfused with something not unlike the cloud-forms
    • up there what meets us like floating forms is nothing else than the
    • conjectures and theories and forming opinions.
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    • the outside world, we are destroying delicate forms in our brain. In
    • form of Western spiritual life. Of course, we are at the beginning of
    • delicate organ has been formed which was not there before. Even
    • transforming his brain. These forces were perpetually at work in all
    • former cycles of evolution, the finer organ in the frontal cavity.
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    • perceives, for instance, forms, not indeed of gross matter, but forms
    • that appear as forms of light. One finds that he hears sounds like
    • sense world though in a refined form. In our world here man is
    • in their true form do not appear at all with sense qualities because
    • what we have experienced supersensibly by giving it form and color
    • I tried to give an idea of the form of the first four
    • What may we expect here, realizing the artistic form of the poem and
    • it can only be the holy and formless, the super-sensible, that appears
    • is without form or likeness. This is what happens at the beginning of
    • many eyes I see Thee, on every side endless in Thy Form. No end, no
    • behold in every form, I see Thee with diadem, with club and sword, a
    • wondrous, awesome Form. I see whole hosts of Gods approaching Thee,
    • Filled with wonder stand multitudes beholding Thee. Thy Form
    • unto me. I see within Thine awful form, like unto fire itself. I see
    • are able to form some lofty conception of the creative spirit, which
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    • force behind all the forms he perceives around him in the
    • senses in their true form. It will be possible to indicate their
    • the form they take, are really rubbish. They are themselves a kind of
    • original and essential form is the very same as those forces that in
    • of the child are those of the grown-up person, but in childlike form.
    • unmixed form; not during waking life nor even in sleep because in
    • never came down in bodily form. It did not strive like ordinary human
    • form. At the moment, however, of which the
    • that had gone through all the transformations of mankind. This
    • body that stands before us there, we have in concrete form what
    • by the human understanding. It was not discovered in the form I have
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    • difference — apart from differences of time, mood, form, and
    • right at hand. Europeans prefer the form in which it meets them in
    • understand that the external expressions themselves, the outer forms
    • era from the way we can experience them. We must study those forms of
    • is the same, the form of expression is different. Whoever would stop
    • have come nearer to the idea of life by producing external forms that
    • form of consciousness escapes our everyday intelligence far more than
    • sattwa, rajas and tamas. In effect what can enter the purest form of
    • the form that the natural element of life and force and spirit takes
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    • bright surface, say of green, a uniform green shade; a dark-colored
    • form in the most varied spheres of life. Then at length the
    • bodily shape and form — the materialists and spiritualists —
    • must attain to a transformation of these conditions in himself so
    • surrounding world are being formed. Today the soul must be more
    • dilettante method because it leads to nothing. One may form societies
    • together form a unity. If one tries with this truly modern occultism
    • Society and to the formation of the Anthroposophical Society. A full
    • that also is part of our obligation to truth. It is simpler to inform
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    • takes on different forms in successive periods, so is it with
    • world through his senses. He perceives it in colours, forms and sounds
    • physical plane he judges things and forms opinions about them. After a
    • everyday life it is impossible not to reflect and form judgments upon
    • things. On the physical plane we are forced to form judgments and to
    • transformed. In the first place there will be a quite new mode of
    • formed itself into a watch, so that the watch was there through the
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    • a rock crystal has the form of a six-sided column ending in two
    • aggregates itself in such a way that this crystal form appears. We
    • interests us in the animal kingdom, first of all, is its conformity to
    • encountering, and if he is to form any judgment of what their
    • so-called natural death is brought about through an inner conformity
    • grotesque form once pictured by a German poet, they are there in the
    • carpet over the Earth. Formerly he looked at the plants and was
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    • experienced when formerly they rose into the higher worlds. It might
    • work performed by these beings presented itself under a different
    • upon the physical form of the Sun but upon the spiritual beings who
    • able to send forth mould the human head and form the different parts
    • into it. These forces bring together the complex lobular formations of
    • physical and etheric bodies formed out of currents which stream forth
    • able to make use of his former ways of thinking and judging. If he
    • how the etheric and physical sheaths arise and are formed out of the
    • forget the art of understanding which formerly guided you through the
    • physical world, to lay aside your former power of judgment, your
    • impenetrable veil hides the form of Isis from mortal eyes.”
    • such a form that through the inner significance it expresses it can be
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    • The Being formerly known spiritually as the Creative Word first became
    • to form, as it were, the leit-motif of the exposition to be
    • only by saying to himself: “Formerly, when I entered the
    • form. We know that in the third post-Atlantean epoch the emphasis was
    • turn found legendary form in the saga of the Holy Grail. Everything
    • because their souls have forgotten those former impressions of the
    • When the Initiate of the Middle Ages wanted to present in picture form
    • transition from life in space and time into more spiritual forms of
    • see, expressed in a wonderfully dramatic form, all that the most
    • how a soul who in former incarnations could rule the entire man can be
    • form. And just as we can discern deep secrets of the human soul in old
    • though in another form.
    • formed itself. It has acquired its form through human beings having
    • brain would be an unformed mass — as to-day in cases of softening
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    • subject of public lectures. Formerly, these truths were only revealed
    • intellect, the period when this transformation took place, lies about
    • science, that is to say truth presented to the reason in the form of
    • logic. Before this age, truth presented itself in the form of
    • creates divine Love, the power which transforms man from within, the
    • under the form of dogma, as a kind of supernatural logic. And what is
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    • was to form and mould the future. Occult science is not abstract and
    • same form as his physical body, although extending a little beyond it.
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    • When Lucifer, in the form of the serpent, induces man to seek for
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    • will take another form. Raphael's pictures will fall into dust but the
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    • different. It takes on the form of the physical body, extending
    • (3) The astral body has neither the form of the etheric nor of the
    • The evolution of man consists in transforming the lower bodies with
    • transform the astral body.
    • transformation of the astral and etheric bodies in order, finally, to
    • faculties and these in turn influence the spiritual and divine form of
    • transformation of the lower bodies by the higher Self.
    • The transformation of the astral body goes hand in hand with the
    • When man has transformed the whole of his astral body we say that he
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    • clairvoyant vision; the former is left to its own devices if it has
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    • sun which in the course of ages has formed and built the eye in order
    • was a transformed, new-born being. The greatest Greek writers have
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    • Initiate in visible form. It is a form that is sometimes repugnant and
    • form must be conquered by man before he can find the higher Self. The
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture IX: The Astral World
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    • first time the forms and colours with which they have always been
    • Let us endeavour to form some conception of the astral world. We must
    • are expressed by plant and animal forms. When man begins to behold his
    • passions in the astral world he sees them as animal forms. These forms
    • in the animal forms which hurl, themselves upon him. A feeling of
    • form, a living force. The astral lie brings about an impact between
    • the false and true forms, resulting in death.
    • the form of actuality, event, fact. The nerve-storms that exhaust man
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    • sight these are changed into forms and colours. The astral body itself
    • is a cloud-like, ovoid form, permeating and enveloping man. We can
    • In man as a physical being, we have to consider the substance and form
    • seven years, but the form remains. Behind substance is the
    • thoughts then become living and visible forms, constituting the aura
    • these same forces can be transformed into clairvoyant faculties. Here
    • we are touching upon a deep mystery: the law of the transformation of
    • organs. Transformation of the organs constitutes man's evolution. The
    • appeared in man's being, where formerly there was but one single
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    • to perform the restorative work on the sleeping physical body which
    • (etheric body) and form (physical body). In other words, harmony
    • This gives us some idea of the function performed by the astral body
    • principles of form and inner structure remain the same under the
    • the physiognomy and bodily form of man from one incarnation to
    • another. The physiognomy and bodily form do not depend upon the will
    • Devas; they are an expression of the forms of Devachan.
    • form. In Kamaloca, man works at building up the animal kingdom.
    • vertically upright and with the animal form a Cross — the Cross
    • substances. He will give form to living beings and take upon himself
    • the labours of the Gods. Thus will he transform the Earth into
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    • man sees marvelous forms and hears words that are pregnant with
    • with clouds which gradually turn into living forms.
    • the basis of the animal forms chosen by the earliest Initiates to
    • In dream, man beholds his own bodily form from without. He sees his
    • empty form shines a radiant, ovoid form — the astral body. It has
    • — the ‘negative’ forms of the valleys, mountains and
    • Strife and passions appear in the form of lightning and thunder. Thus
    • the laboratory of the Cosmos wherein all forms are contained, whence
    • absolutely definite form which — if we could see it — is distinct
    • word by its form.
    • even speak. The astral form of Dante would speak as he spoke in his
    • answers to questions, for example, might be received from the form of
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    • the corresponding ether-form which extended beyond it on all sides. In
    • find rudimentary human forms, breathing not through the nasal organs
    • transformed both as to character and appearance. Thus primitive man
    • This great transformation was of cardinal importance to man. In
    • consciousness is that it is creative. It creates forms and
    • then shrinking back inside it. The soul first gave form to the body
    • through all and every form of evolution. But with this power alone, it
    • flash the form of a statue before his inner eye. He has never seen a
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    • the point of view of his form and his body. We will now consider the
    • astral world, we perceive the surrounding milieu only in the form of
    • Physical, objective consciousness-the normal waking state. The two former states are atavistic survivals.
    • states of form. Thus seven states of form always constitute one state
    • The seven states of life culminate in the formation of seven kingdoms,
    • through 7 x 7 states of form this brings us to 7 x 7 x 7 metamorphoses
    • If we could envisage in one single tableau the 343 states of form, we
    • Evolution consists in the mutual interaction of all these seven forms.
    • In order to pass from one form to the other, a new spirit is
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    • In the beginning, form was given to all created things by the Gods.
    • This power of giving form has passed from the Gods to men, in so far
    • taught that man must accomplish the task of transforming the Earth in
    • been built in vain. The Gods have given form to the crystal which we
    • Having transformed the mineral world, man will learn to transform the
    • form not only to living beings but to conscious beings. He will
    • process of the Earth's transformation, the whole atmosphere will
    • And now let us enquire into the form in which the Spirit of man lived
    • his element of life. But man changes this air, in that he transforms
    • will live as astral forms. Physical substance destroys itself by its
    • These examples serve to show that a close study of the transformation
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    • moon. They formed but one body which, little by little, became
    • which it contains taking on form.
    • the moon around the earth is a continuation of the motion formerly
    • formed like a skin around the living being of the earth. It is only a
    • transformation of feelings in the third.
    • form-earth, It is endowed with a remarkable property. Let us imagine a
    • substantial form, would now be spread around it; hence the term
    • ‘earth of form.’ Here this whirlwind of forms, instead of
    • the power of this sphere. It is the power of Love which will transform
    • alchemy capable of transforming, little by little, the organism and
    • Circle of forms
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    • possessing a brain and a human form and figure, but something would
    • had given him form were around him, behind him, not within him. They
    • cold form of the idea; but under the influence of these Spirits
    • against them. The Jehovistic Gods gave form and shape to the human
    • form given by Jehovah, he would have remained an impersonal
    • (form) and that of Lucifer (individualisation). He was divided between
    • definite moment in history. In human form, He revealed by His words
    • The Christ-Impulse transforms implacable Law into Freedom, and the
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    • the Initiates and its exoteric form which has been adapted to the
    • teaching; it is contained in the Apocalypse in the form of symbols
    • have changed in substance and in form. Is it possible to predict the
    • archetypal form. The plan of evolution is contained in archetypal
    • a later transformation of the Graeco-Roman culture, brought about by
    • been material. But the transformation can only be brought about by
    • the evil in him today will form a race of degenerate beings. In our
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    • called synoptic because they can be taken together to form a
    • must, in some form or other, face the two important
    • represent the forces which formed the corresponding organs.
    • form of a cloud. There are colours — violent passions
    • whole inner man is expressed in a luminous form. This is the
    • be formed. If a person does not practice exercises he remains
    • form the content of the first twelve chapters of the John
    • on the astral plane. The formula he used for meditation
    • This is the form of the meditation. Those for whom the John
    • first five sentences must be taken as a formula of
    • says: Do what I have done. Let the great formula, “In
    • without pain. All that forms this higher connection with the
    • marriage one can say this. One can look back on the former
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    • initiation. Those who know other forms of occult training and
    • over them in the form of a ring, in the case of an
    • undeveloped personality, and later, in the form of the
    • what formerly hurt one — to take upon oneself the
    • standing below him and the transformed lower self is the
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    • transforms something in us.
    • practised in the Persian Mithras cult. It was a form of
    • this sentence signifies. What one formerly considered as
    • sees a picture on the astral plane, which formerly he had not
    • principle, in different forms. We should not despise any
    • extreme form of this teaching was the dogma of eternal
    • punishment and eternal reward. This is an extreme form. What
    • much. In Lemurian times he had no skeleton. This was formed
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    • hidden behind his visible form? What happens after death? — all
    • and goes through the proper preliminary training. A very definite form
    • impulse, as colour and form in the astral body. For example, he sees
    • to the seer in a peculiar form. When he studies the astral body, everything
    • auric light streaming around it. This is the outer form of expression
    • body has been thus transformed by the “I” is called
    • thus attain mastery over the etheric body, and what he has transformed
    • sixth member of man's nature, the transformed etheric body.
    • in temperament or form to his previous incarnation. The Chela has the
    • members are fully formed, the fifth only partly, the sixth and seventh
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    • surrounded by black, malignant forms which threaten and terrify them
    • once felt himself to be in the presence of two female forms, one beautiful
    • renunciation. The two forms represent vice and virtue, and the story
    • they appear as the forms of two women with opposite qualities — vice
    • form of knowledge of the truth.
    • and form, and it will be a thought which gives strength to our neighbour.
    • in the main of forms and colours similar to those of the physical world,
    • and ever-changing forms and lines.
    • into the world of Devachan. Then for a moment he sees his physical form
    • physical forms are concerned. This is the region which provides as it
    • and pain, wherever they are active in the physical. Physical forms then
    • that has life forms its Ocean. Everything that pleasure and pain signify
    • of Devachan. But it is a highly significant boundary; it forms what
    • as he was in 1796, and if we are not properly informed we may confuse
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    • begin to form some conception of what the condition of life is after
    • desire as a brownish-red thought-form in the upper part of his astral
    • relatively easily. Even in apoplexy or any other sudden but natural form
    • of people vary widely in colour and form. The astral body of a primitive
    • it can even answer questions and give information, and can speak with
    • remained imperfect in his former life.
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    • but also this product of his former life. This is the “causal”
    • of the Earth has been transformed in a relatively short time. A man
    • negative. And if you see yourself in this negative form, as one among
    • once only, but by degrees you come to see yourself as you were in former
    • lives, and this has a deep purpose. Goethe says: “The eye is formed
    • had formerly nourished their eyes were diverted to another organ which
    • already possesses, were formed in an earlier incarnation. When after
    • of the others. Accordingly he forms for himself a picture of a new body,
    • of the fruits of his former lives he prepares the picture of his body
    • it; now he sees it flowing past and he uses it to animate the form he
    • qualities, and thus he endows with soul the body he had formed at the
    • his astral body no longer has this task to perform, and in proportion as
    • friendship. To form such relationships on Earth provides experiences
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    • forms of man, animal and plant, flows freely like the waters of the
    • form to another, one animal form to another, all embraced in the unity
    • of life. All forms of spiritual life, for example that of Christian
    • sees realised in visible form all the relationships that arise between
    • the forms of the plant-world. In this way he can collaborate in the
    • transformation of the Earth. Hence it is man himself who brings about
    • are active in the transformation of flora and fauna, and even in changing
    • the physical form of the solid Earth. Even in the forces of nature we
    • not even any tools. Everything existed in the form given to it by gods,
    • are the work of man. Thus the Earth is always being transformed by man.
    • the transformation of the physical Earth, and of its flora and fauna,
    • Besides these astral forms,
    • up of the fruits of his former lives, he now has to gather round him
    • after a bad one. The bell-shaped forms are made up of the causal body,
    • so that the whole process depends on the man himself. The form and colour
    • to the chosen parents; the “Maharajas” form the etheric
    • body to correspond with the astral form and with the contribution by
    • works on the earliest formation of the physical body.
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    • human life in the form of pictures, have a powerful effect. All this
    • he has the power to do so, and in this way the karma of the former is
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    • former life determines our external destiny.
    • so on which transform the astral body during a long life will produce
    • conscious intention. In former times it was done more often than it
    • There is a form of illness,
    • to the next. In a family, then, where a great deal of music is performed,
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • a more or less conscious form, came only gradually to be recognised.
    • man, though in a quite different form, was already there. His physical
    • the fish form which had been part of himself. These fish forms were huge,
    • transform evil in later generations.
    • The members of the Manichean Order are already learning how to transform
    • transformed evil will become a quite special good. The power to effect
    • a more solid form. Theosophy tells us that we are one with all that
    • had yet been separated off from man. Man was there, and he formed mental
    • we can see our own products, our own being which has taken solid form.
    • form of the physical body is moulded by purely physical inheritance.
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    • devised as to perform the maximum work with the minimum mass, in a way
    • have perceived him. The human form was like a kind of auric egg, and
    • to Arupa. These phases, called “Globes”, are Form-conditions.
    • planet which transforms itself, and its beings are transformed with
    • Round was its finally perfected form attained. Each Round has its seven
    • transformations, or Form-conditions, so that Saturn will have passed
    • Form-conditions, expressed as 777 in occult script. In that script, 7 in
    • transformations.
    • shell-like structures as hovering forms; the finer substances he retained
    • formed the minerals from out of himself, but these minerals were a kind
    • forms were quite different from those we know today.
    • again only a repetition of Saturn in a rather different form. The second
    • body in addition to the two earlier bodies. In his outward form we might
    • form itself. At this point an important event occurred: an encounter
    • form. But for this occurrence, the Earth would have had to remain as
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • united with the Sun and our present Moon. Sun, Moon and Earth formed
    • was present — millions of shell-like forms. These were the human
    • germs of the Saturn stage, now emerging as a recapitulation of the forms
    • forms. You must picture the spirit descending from above and enfolding each
    • individual body. A tentacle worked on a body and built up a human form.
    • When one form was complete, the tentacle withdrew, stretched itself
    • forms were thus brought forth directly by the spiritual worlds. In the
    • its arms to create the forms out of chaos. This first epoch of our Earth
    • created Heaven and Earth and the Earth was without form, and void, and
    • seen the Earth or the shell-like forms; they were resounding human forms,
    • note. The forms possessed no individuality, for individuality was still
    • dissolved in the spirit-atmosphere. Seven kinds of forms could be
    • The germinal human forms were differentiated and articulated; and because
    • the creator of the eyes. The germinal human forms, which had hitherto
    • Sun. They formed the spiritual population of the Sun and exerted their
    • influence on the Earth from the Sun. The etheric human forms were now
    • surrounding the separate physical forms, which in their turn had become
    • form could produce another out of its own substance — a sort of
    • fertilisation withdrew from one form, it sank into another without a
    • ancestors of humanity there were already forms of plants and animals,
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    • with him, so the Atlantean, when he took hold of a form in nature, felt
    • but shaped anew. The Persian wished to transform nature by work; he
    • ideas and concepts through which I may transform the world of external
    • more the form of a conflict between two powers — Ormuzd, representing
    • has to be transformed. But he found himself still at a loss in one respect:
    • taking the finished forms of nature, he took the still unformed substance
    • of marble and impressed on it his own stamp. He formed his own gods,
    • about the form of human society from his own inner life. The Roman went
    • transform the whole visible world. The mission of this fifth sub-race
    • of our race represents the highest point of man's power to transform
    • also a third form of movement — that the whole solar system moves
    • who imparted truth to them in the form of myths and legends. If we had
    • now brings to us in a different form. When we are reborn, we shall hear
    • the truth spoken in another and a higher form. Truth evolves, as does
    • everything else in the world. It is the form of the divine Spirit, but
    • the divine Spirit has many forms. If we thoroughly imbue ourselves with
    • forms. And we shall then look at modern humanity in a quite different
    • we shall become tolerant towards every form of truth. We come to a better
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    • rid of the following form of egoism. He must not say: “What good
    • on. You must therefore give up a little time to performing actions which
    • violent form. This may happen even if someone who has neglected moral
    • Devachan. Thus each plane has its own specific form of perception. But
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    • that you can be a good man and come to a form of the higher life without
    • for outer forms. The further a European has got away from religious
    • and no-one may touch them, but anyone is free to form his own opinion
    • in his opinions by conforming to a strict ritual.
    • been imposed on people, and the consequence is that formlessness has
    • all observances that could draw human beings together; every form that
    • the highest wisdom. No culture is possible without such formal observances;
    • founded with no forms or accepted customs. Clearly a colony such as
    • its inner character. Modern civilisation must recover the forms it has
    • formal customs. The ancient sages knew this, and hence they held firmly
    • to the nineteenth century a good deal of information about occult
    • carbon to form carbon dioxide, and then deposit the carbon again in
    • and a more transparent form of carbon. Hence we need not think that
    • found the Philosopher's Stone and he will transform his own body into
    • derive from sense-impressions. We have to form them for ourselves —
    • a transformation of the soul. In a certain sense you become clairvoyant
    • giving it the ground on which it can lead a higher form of life, and
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    • then needed a different form of training. Among the Initiates it was
    • form of instruction had to be created for those who felt within themselves
    • two forms of self-knowledge — the lower form, called by the
    • overcome the lower self, and the higher form of self-knowledge which is
    • What is the lower form of
    • and it, too, is related to the lower form of self-knowledge.
    • we come to form strictly logical thoughts ourselves. This kind of study,
    • saffron: in form and colour it is a symbol of mourning. Another flower,
    • stages and his various members have been formed in the course of evolution.
    • existence on the Sun, even in a preliminary form. The liver is an instance
    • oneself into, the Macrocosm. This is the same form of spiritual
    • life; it must be overcome. This form of training is particularly well
    • converted into pleasure, and vice versa. The original form of a feeling
    • or the “Form-Earth”. It produces in the material realm the
    • pictures of physical things. In the “Form-Earth” a cube
    • The form is as it were changed into its opposite; all its qualities
    • the forms of the layers above it.
    • thus implies a transformation of the Earth's interior. In the
    • developments in check. In the end, when human powers have transformed
    • Man transforms his
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    • a particular form of spiritual activity in our time. For what has so
    • one should certainly not think that therefore one can perform the
    • for instance, the anointing that the priest must perform at the
    • performed, and spirit streams into the actions. Spiritual reality is
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    • forces, images that can then be recognized again in the form of the
    • entire human being and in the forms of the single organs.
    • of it in musical forms. For instance, there is a musical character to
    • the formative forces that were poured into the skeletal system and
    • formation of the arm cannot be understood from a mechanical view of
    • even form quite lively thoughts. For thoughts depend, in the main,
    • body, certain physical organs in the lower body had been formed with
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    • stage where they transform the pain within themselves. This is
    • pain is transformed — one might say subjectively, but the
    • transformed into ecstasy. It is really so. First there is pain in the
    • is transformed to bliss. Such people speak of the presence of God, or
    • spiritual world. We know that the etheric body is formed before the
    • can extend much further. In the former, better days of the church,
    • with the way karma is formed, an illness in some incarnation, whether
    • such a form of karma as I have been describing. Perhaps it is
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    • from their form.
    • general form. Naturally, the universal human model must be preserved,
    • form; features of it definitely remain beyond the change of teeth.
    • participate very little. The etheric body forms a new physical human
    • except this spiritual reality in all the colors, all the forms, all
    • colors, forms, warmth, cold, roughness, smoothness work upon the
    • forms a second body from the original model. It grows and is finally
    • in the medical books by empty words and formal elucidations that do
    • transformation in the child's soul-life when the first life period
    • forces that are saved by not having to form a third set of teeth, the
    • transforming the soul. They were freed from their work on the body
    • reproduction. The forces of reproduction now gradually form the
    • life period in which we must form our own third body (the fourth when
    • when the world withdraws its formative forces — forces that
    • of teeth, when they are forming their first very own body from the
    • now given complete responsibility for our human form. This moment of
    • learned are in force; this gives the scales an exact form
    • competent to form this judgment, in the finest sense of the word.
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    • spiritual world. Dream is transformed into a state in which the
    • wanting to seize a physical organ. In the former situation there was
    • different forms of real epilepsy or epileptoid symptoms
    • for the saint. The saint goes through pain that is then transformed
    • entering the physical body. An etheric body was formed that does not
    • or very soon after, we see facial or bodily deformities that can give
    • of the pedagogy of former decades that a healthy pedagogy, such as
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    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • spiritual fantasy, but the ability to put into poetic form correct
    • torture that he formerly perpetrated. Genius and a pathological
    • be returned and transformed to a divine service, through proper
    • anthroposophical understanding. To transform everything in life and
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    • its present form, physical-etheric body and soul-and-spirit are
    • forming of carbon dioxide. The inhalation process shows itself in
    • a gaseous substance we inhale formative forces appropriate to our own
    • go from the inner activity of forming carbon dioxide to the process
    • forces forming metabolism. The metabolism is active in the element
    • “stop!” for the life ether. The life ether forms a human
    • the lymph formation and the lymph system.
    • investigates the nerve paths, if one investigates how they are formed
    • streams in. On the other hand, in the lymph formation one does not
    • forming. The lymph vessels are the beginning of the paths of future karma.
    • pushes itself in on mysterious waves. And as we form venous blood we
    • It forms a seed in the subconscious, a seed that we carry out with us
    • stays behind; the venous process is formed and karma comes into being
    • the new karma arising, beginning to be formed. Between past karma and
    • karma that is forming, in between stands the human earth-life, which
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    • properly, we already come to see through its form a relation between
    • one must have, the rounding form pushing into the ground.
    • in a linear direction. That is the archetypal form of the plant. And
    • must realize that these forces alone would not be able to form the
    • attain a compact, solid form. For it to unfold as one sees it, for
    • you eat the whole heaven.” The world is indeed formed in such
    • begin to emerge again (with the exception of earthly forms) as spirit
    • humankind sees the sun, for instance, in its physical form, and the
    • the spiritual sun rays stream in invisibly and are transformed as
    • in a weaker form as our active human love. This is the interplay of
    • lymph-blood formation inwardly, we find we are entering into the
    • formation, if we are not absolutely alert and in complete control of
    • abstraction, but a form permeated by forces.
    • How could such a form
    • striving to pull and draw the human image out. How could this form be
    • deeply enough from another side. Then the form remains in the human
    • What otherwise is a mere image now takes on physical form. For this
    • we find that the opposite happens. Then the human being is not formed
    • again in the human body, but the sun macrocosm is given form in the
    • is formed, a physical world arises within the human being that must
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    • person, the physically sick person, is in the former condition I was
    • human being, but outward. What has formerly been a kind of
    • everywhere. In the simplest form of everyday life that has deviated
    • sort of union or association or group should be formed is just an
    • seen clearly in former times, because people in those days had
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    • universe in its changing and becoming — say in the form of a circle.
    • the first form of the rhythm. Second, as we live our normal human
    • That is a second form of breathing that has the same rhythm. So we
    • third form of breathing: life and death. If we count life to be our
    • birth, then we have the largest form of breathing in the cosmic
    • form. Then we get the kind of mineral and plant remedies we need.
    • the large natural processes human beings change their form, so that,
    • for instance, successive racial forms appear, and so forth. We relate
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    • methods (although, of course, quite different in form) and the
    • the soul-spiritual entity undergoes a transformation by which it is
    • able to form a physical human body. We have described how this
    • brought through the individuality from former earth-lives. This
    • death would not have the form it now has; nor would illness come in
    • form. That was the first requirement. After that, the substance was
    • substance; formerly one started out from the process. And in fact any
    • substance is only a process suspended at a certain stage. Formerly
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    • a particular form of spiritual activity in our time. For what has so
    • one should certainly not think that therefore one can perform the
    • for instance, the anointing that the priest must perform at the
    • performed, and spirit streams into the actions. Spiritual reality is
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    • forces, images that can then be recognized again in the form of the
    • entire human being and in the forms of the single organs.
    • of it in musical forms. For instance, there is a musical character to
    • the formative forces that were poured into the skeletal system and
    • formation of the arm cannot be understood from a mechanical view of
    • even form quite lively thoughts. For thoughts depend, in the main,
    • body, certain physical organs in the lower body had been formed with
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    • stage where they transform the pain within themselves. This is
    • pain is transformed — one might say subjectively, but the
    • transformed into ecstasy. It is really so. First there is pain in the
    • is transformed to bliss. Such people speak of the presence of God, or
    • spiritual world. We know that the etheric body is formed before the
    • can extend much further. In the former, better days of the church,
    • with the way karma is formed, an illness in some incarnation, whether
    • such a form of karma as I have been describing. Perhaps it is
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    • from their form.
    • general form. Naturally, the universal human model must be preserved,
    • form; features of it definitely remain beyond the change of teeth.
    • participate very little. The etheric body forms a new physical human
    • except this spiritual reality in all the colors, all the forms, all
    • colors, forms, warmth, cold, roughness, smoothness work upon the
    • forms a second body from the original model. It grows and is finally
    • in the medical books by empty words and formal elucidations that do
    • transformation in the child's soul-life when the first life period
    • forces that are saved by not having to form a third set of teeth, the
    • transforming the soul. They were freed from their work on the body
    • reproduction. The forces of reproduction now gradually form the
    • life period in which we must form our own third body (the fourth when
    • when the world withdraws its formative forces — forces that
    • of teeth, when they are forming their first very own body from the
    • now given complete responsibility for our human form. This moment of
    • learned are in force; this gives the scales an exact form
    • competent to form this judgment, in the finest sense of the word.
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    • spiritual world. Dream is transformed into a state in which the
    • wanting to seize a physical organ. In the former situation there was
    • different forms of real epilepsy or epileptoid symptoms
    • for the saint. The saint goes through pain that is then transformed
    • entering the physical body. An etheric body was formed that does not
    • or very soon after, we see facial or bodily deformities that can give
    • of the pedagogy of former decades that a healthy pedagogy, such as
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    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • spiritual fantasy, but the ability to put into poetic form correct
    • torture that he formerly perpetrated. Genius and a pathological
    • returned and transformed to a divine service, through proper
    • anthroposophical understanding. To transform everything in life and
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    • its present form, physical-etheric body and soul-and-spirit are
    • forming of carbon dioxide. The inhalation process shows itself in
    • a gaseous substance we inhale formative forces appropriate to our own
    • go from the inner activity of forming carbon dioxide to the process
    • forces forming metabolism. The metabolism is active in the element
    • “stop!” for the life ether. The life ether forms a human
    • the lymph formation and the lymph system.
    • investigates the nerve paths, if one investigates how they are formed
    • streams in. On the other hand, in the lymph formation one does not
    • forming. The lymph vessels are the beginning of the paths of future
    • pushes itself in on mysterious waves. And as we form venous blood we
    • It forms a seed in the subconscious, a seed that we carry out with us
    • stays behind; the venous process is formed and karma comes into being
    • the new karma arising, beginning to be formed. Between past karma and
    • karma that is forming, in between stands the human earth-life, which
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    • properly, we already come to see through its form a relation between
    • one must have, the rounding form pushing into the ground. We must see
    • in a linear direction. That is the archetypal form of the plant. And
    • must realize that these forces alone would not be able to form the
    • attain a compact, solid form. For it to unfold as one sees it, for
    • you eat the whole heaven.” The world is indeed formed in such
    • begin to emerge again (with the exception of earthly forms) as spirit
    • humankind sees the sun, for instance, in its physical form, and the
    • the spiritual sun rays stream in invisibly and are transformed as
    • in a weaker form as our active human love. This is the interplay of
    • lymph-blood formation inwardly, we find we are entering into the
    • formation, if we are not absolutely alert and in complete control of
    • abstraction, but a form permeated by forces.
    • How could such a form
    • striving to pull and draw the human image out. How could this form be
    • deeply enough from another side. Then the form remains in the human
    • What otherwise is a mere image now takes on physical form. For this
    • we find that the opposite happens. Then the human being is not formed
    • again in the human body, but the sun macrocosm is given form in the
    • is formed, a physical world arises within the human being that must
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    • person, the physically sick person, is in the former condition I was
    • human being, but outward. What has formerly been a kind of
    • everywhere. In the simplest form of everyday life that has deviated
    • sort of union or association or group should be formed is just an
    • seen clearly in former times, because people in those days had
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    • universe in its changing and becoming — say in the form of a
    • the first form of the rhythm. Second, as we live our normal human
    • That is a second form of breathing that has the same rhythm. So we
    • third form of breathing: life and death. If we count life to be our
    • birth, then we have the largest form of breathing in the cosmic
    • form. Then we get the kind of mineral and plant remedies we need.
    • the large natural processes human beings change their form, so that,
    • for instance, successive racial forms appear, and so forth. We relate
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    • methods (although, of course, quite different in form) and the
    • the soul-spiritual entity undergoes a transformation by which it is
    • able to form a physical human body. We have described how this
    • brought through the individuality from former earth-lives. This
    • death would not have the form it now has; nor would illness come in
    • form. That was the first requirement. After that, the substance was
    • substance; formerly one started out from the process. And in fact any
    • substance is only a process suspended at a certain stage. Formerly
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • that what we today call solid is able to form.
    • this moment, when the sun withdraws from its former state of union
    • of water, air and fire. Let us think of spirit, in the form of
    • think of this activity, which man can only perform with his mental
    • before us in picture form what lives in these all-powerful archetypal
    • the form of man. And the first-fruits of their musing is the idea of
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • your souls in picture form, there comes a description of one of the
    • — without form and void. To understand what is meant by
    • meaning of the phrase inadequately translated as without form and
    • — that is bohu. And if you have formed this idea, and
    • even his outer form bears testimony to the fact that his being lives
    • Thus we distinguish in the external human form certain parts as the
    • have to think of the earth-sphere as enclosed within the Sun, forming
    • part of the Sun, not receiving light, but itself forming part of the
    • solid, then coming to the watery, next to the gaseous or aeriform and
    • transforming tone into word. Try to comprehend what it is that
    • transforms tone into a word full of meaning; then you will have some
    • withdrew as spiritual light, as sound, as the uttering and formative
    • existence in the tohu wabohu as the lowest form of this
    • body; of the warmth as a somewhat higher form; and we must think of
    • the power which organises the human form? There can be no human form
    • form is organised by the highest spiritual forces streaming out from
    • him? What is it which weaves throughout this human form? If one does
    • is what makes him man. Think of the form of the animal and ask
    • yourselves how it could be raised to the level of the human form.
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • life again from the soul of the Elohim in a new form, a modified
    • form. In fact all that is narrated in the Bible of the six or seven
    • conditions, not in the same but in a new form.
    • form. We must get a firm grasp of that, otherwise we shall be all at
    • Sun and Moon evolutions emerging in a new form.
    • these three planetary forms? On Saturn everything was in a kind of
    • mineral form. But in saying this we must not think of the mineral of
    • But at the same time we have a new formation in the ascending mode, a
    • present form; it is only that the same laws were at work there in the
    • cannot exist physically at all. The form of activity which at that
    • pierces through the outer forms to the spirit region where the
    • gaseous forms were actually the same as the plant species which can
    • existence, and his bodily form was among those light forms in
    • even the most primitive forms of consciousness involves very special
    • passed through a kind of cosmic night, the whole formation appeared
    • three forms, warmth, gas and water, on the Moon, had been distinct
    • of air, the water turns to vaporous formations, and has the tendency
    • watery transforming itself to the gaseous; the other had the tendency
    • forms of energy which I have just described. You could also put it
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    • The Forming and Creating of Beings by the Elohim.
    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • The Forming and Creating of Beings by the Elohim.
    • aeriform. Thus in the elementary existence of the Sun we have to
    • without we have to see, in elementary form, warmth, air, water, light
    • the sound-forms of Chladni appear. There would have to be a
    • we call Exusiai or Powers, or Spirits of Form. We know from what we
    • of Personality we have the Spirits of Form, the Exusiai, who are also
    • are, limited to the creation of thought forms. Because the meditative
    • thought, but it forms and creates existence.
    • “day”? Only those can form a judgment about this who are
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • by Beings at the stage of the Exusiai, the Spirits of Form, so that
    • our physical eyes — that is a subsequent form of light. In the
    • night, is a later form of what is called darkness in Genesis. None of
    • rudiments of our physical body could never have been formed. For
    • of the weaving of the light forces, of the work which is performed
    • of Form and the Spirits of Personality, out of advanced Beings and
    • from the Spirits of Form, first the Archai, the Spirits of
    • indicated that in the evolution from Saturn to Sun, the highest form
    • themselves known in the form of successive events in time. A correct
    • tasks performed by the Time-Spirits, the Archai, lie a stage lower
    • when it has been said that the Elohim or Spirits of Form manifested
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • ourselves have lived through in other bodies; we are able to form a
    • preceding lectures to form an idea as to how spiritual Beings, whom
    • element could be added to the warmth of Saturn, to the aeriform
    • the first rudiments of the human physical body were formed.
    • a specific stage. Although they performed their main task on Saturn,
    • element transformed itself in the downward direction, that is, in the
    • still lower hierarchy at work. In the airy formations around us, to
    • at work in the aeriform. And when we come to the warmth nature, to
    • the Spirits of Form — the Exusiai — who live and weave
    • direction, characterised the Spirits of Form as the Spirits who
    • back to our Elohim, to the Spirits of Form. You see how everything
    • truth live the Spirits of Form, the Elohim.
    • subsists in the fact that watery, aeriform and solid are working one
    • of warmth, which is the manifestation of the Spirits of Form,
    • interwoven by the Elohim themselves, by the Spirits of Form.
    • Spirits of Form, the Elohim. That is something which lies in the
    • by the activity of the Spirits of Form. And how is that projected
    • amorphous, the formless, only results from the fact that all
    • existence which tends towards form gets crushed or ground down. None
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • was preceded by another form of consciousness. We have often
    • described this earlier form as a kind of lower clairvoyant
    • earth is that the old form of clairvoyance, a kind of
    • this, and years ago I was able to give information out of the Akasha
    • book form as
    • which characterised our own nature in former times has developed into
    • but felt that while you were forming a mental image of the sun it was
    • Strader. He knew them on the physical plane, and there formed certain
    • in remarkable forms. He sees Capesius as a young man, as he was at
    • power of sight can be projected outwards in the form of two globes.
    • inner process; and while what appears in picture form, in colour,
    • has been formed by the light for the light.” This saying should
    • be taken quite seriously. All man's organs have been formed by
    • is due to the fact that organs have first been formed for it. The
    • sense organs, as purely physical organs, had already been formed on
    • so formed that it was merely a physical apparatus; at the Moon stage,
    • transformed into an organ of perception, an organ of consciousness.
    • was this work upon his own organs. He perceived it in the form of
    • inner formation of soul. Thus the Moon-man was enveloped in the
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • And out of the ground the LORD God formCh. II, v.19
    • species form; the earth brings forth the foundations of plant life
    • us when we are asleep, though the astral form is now quite different
    • winds its way in spiral form out of the physical body. It moves as a
    • cloud in spiral form. What we see is only the beginning of the
    • yourselves: “Then surely the first influences which formed this
    • should express as “the human astral body is formed in
    • time, he could not have acquired the form and substance which in fact
    • this form. Man had to wait in the spiritual realm and to allow the
    • assume an animal form. It is in fact because the soul-spiritual
    • being, the group-soul, of these animal forms, descended when the
    • earth was not yet ready for the human form, when it could not provide
    • the necessary conditions for the earthly human form, that animals
    • human form.
    • Jahve-Elohim was able to form the earthly nature of man by breathing
    • himself. Man was certainly there in a physical form — but then
    • physical existence on Saturn, even though only in the form of warmth.
    • Thus man on the sixth day was not to be found in solid fleshly form.
    • He was to be found in physical form, as an earth being, but only in
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • time assumed liquid form. Much which today is solid at that time
    • still permeated the atmosphere in the form of steam. And far on into
    • condition began to take on physical form. In the condition described
    • forms of individual plants, as we know them today, sprouted from the
    • kind,” that is, in species form; the reference is rather to the
    • lighter, that what previously had been etheric became transformed
    • to be transformed into the crust of the earth. The beings
    • forms of the plants had arisen in species form. On the first occasion
    • individual physical form. And the Atlantean mist is described as in
    • that through the formation of the sound-ether the upper substances
    • formed later out of earthly substance. All there was of the human
    • seen dense formations of misty, smoky and steaming cloud upon its
    • in the circumference of the earth the form which the development of
    • that Jahve-Elohim formed man of the dust of the earth. For that is
    • formed man out of “a clod of earth” make any sense.
    • And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground.]
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    • Steiner describes the formative work of the Elohim, as well as other
    • came about conditions favourable to the formation of the prototype of
    • regards his external form, man belongs to the highest stage of the
    • know that these first arose in their soul-spiritual form during the
    • characteristic tendencies were formed. But this inner soul-nature was
    • not clothed in physical form, was not, so to say, impressed into a
    • of the more etheric, more delicate man who was formed on the sixth
    • form, of the etheric man. If one wanted to describe the Jahve-man who
    • who was formed by the Elohim on the sixth ‘day' of creation
    • is in fact a descendant of the heavenly man, the man who was formed
    • Bible account is in a more or less pictorial form. What do these
    • physical life and physical origins the more hazy the physical forms
    • formed out of the spiritual.
    • out of the spiritual, just as ice is formed out of water and
    • utterly absurd to imagine that an animal form can be transformed into
    • the higher, human form. During the time when the animal forms came
    • into being, forming their physical bodies below, man had already long
    • with all the strength of our inner life to ever higher forms of
    • Jahve-Elohim, into that higher form of evolution, in order to bring
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    • figure of St. Paul. Paul had had abundant opportunity to inform
    • thought of the present day, is far from being able to form the right
    • spiritual came to them in elemental form, with everything that lived
    • and faith. Modern theology is ready to admit of the former that it is
    • the same renunciation in the same formula to which they have long been
    • and are at the same time very far indeed from forming any true idea of
    • be formed with spiritual and super-sensible knowledge.
    • reflection of the super-sensible, if he recognises how he is formed and
    • are the highest of all the beings of which you can form an idea. The
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    • humanity in a new form by the impulse proceeding from the Mystery of
    • various peoples in the form appropriate to each of them, for it was
    • spiritual was dependent on the blood, and the particular form
    • although their particular form of the primeval wisdom was bound up
    • spirit-and-soul knowledge. Formerly, this was possible because the
    • transformation, to allow the soul to develop, to be reborn in Christ,
    • untransformed, he lost sight of it altogether, and in the
    • foremost in the form of nationalism. The old Luciferic principle of
    • This manifests itself, on the one side, in formalism of
    • These two impulses, Nationalism, the Luciferic form of
    • and Trotsky, the Ahrimanic form of anti-Christianity, have insinuated
    • dug to-day. And wherever these principles, even in a mild form, become
    • forms of Bolshevism. It now behoves humanity to inaugurate the epoch
    • nationalistic passions and false forms of socialism; until they learn
    • — Does the formula “In the Name of His Majesty the
    • demanded by the spirit were to prevail, such a formula would simply
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    • past, the idea of a world-body peopled by a humanity forming one whole
    • peoples separated by vast distances are formed as it were into a
    • marriage of spirit with form. And in Roman culture, in Roman civic
    • transformation, metamorphosis — no death. Death is the
    • what it is. They alone who still possess some remote information of
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    • civilisation this Easter thought assumed a form which has influenced
    • of death — this was the essence of the Easter thought in the form
    • and hardly noticeable tendencies were transformed into the materialism
    • was not part of Christianity in its original form: the picture of
    • Easter thought was transformed in an altogether egotistic direction.
    • Good Friday thought which, in truth, should merely have formed the
    • capable of grasping the Easter thought in its true form. The same
    • transformed. The Good Friday mood must be one that realises when
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    • earliest form of the life of primitive man lay, in a certain respect,
    • The animal accepts death. It is simply transformation of its
    • immortal, eternal being lives in me,’ the transformation taking place
    • realms. For birth and death, in the form in which they are experienced
    • transformation, metamorphosis from one state of existence into
    • traditions the fact that they had received information concerning
    • the Mystery of Golgotha in ritual, in mantric formulae, above all in
    • the Lord's Supper, clothed in what arises from the mantric formulae of
    • It is difficult for men to-day to form any conception of this
    • societies existing at the present time contain formulae which, for
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    • IN A former lecture I pointed out that Christianity is wider in
    • Christianity will have thrown off the outmoded forms of religious life
    • the forms in which, in the cultural development of our day, we quite
    • announcements of the last performance at the Opera of Wagner's
    • This motif and trend of the Nordic sagas reappears in a medieval form
    • form, outside the narrow bounds of ordinary religion.
    • transformation, on a wider scale, of what already lives in
    • remember that these colourforms surrounding and blurring the sharp
    • colour-forms and tones, with impressions of smell, taste and so forth.
    • still earlier form, the sun in the heavens rose at the vernal equinox
    • experiences of the earlier form of Atlantean consciousness. These
    • cultivated in the Mysteries was preserved in the form of an ancient
    • all-embracing vista of the universe. But forms of consciousness which
    • coincided with it. This gave rise to the later form of consciousness
    • form of atavistic remains of an earlier age. Later, during Greco-Roman
    • which we have been trying to form a concrete picture, we can say that
    • religion in our modern sense. What now forms the content of the various
    • preserved was expressed in the form of the folk-religion — here
    • expressed in varied form according to the needs and conditions
    • same stages as on the descent, but now in a higher form. To-day man
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    • Our Christian festival of Easter is only one of the forms of the
    • mankind announces Himself, not in a human form, but in the
    • forms.
    • Lightning in the formations of the air, and we hear the rolling
    • Jesus of Nazareth. Christ, descending into a human form, was manifest
    • form. The sublime mysteries of the life of mankind are derived from
    • ‘I’, he himself transforms the astral body into Spirit-Self (Manas),
    • begins with the spiritualisation of the breath, that the transformed,
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    • proclaimer of the primeval wisdom in a new form, the Maitreya Buddha,
    • Buddha to appear and perform his deed on the uncorrupted body of
    • microcosmic form in Palestine.
    • spiritual heights and took human form in order that mankind should be
    • form; it had to be accomplished by a man in the real sense, a man with
    • encountered: life in its diverse forms and manifestations. He comes
    • given form by the great painters and sculptors.
    • us a guarantee that men who are Christ-inspired will be transformed
    • different form; they will behold Him for the first time in His true
    • form, in a spiritual fire.
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    • Spiritual Guidance of Humanity.” In August the first performance
    • of formulating in thought what affects its soul. To begin with, the
    • Sinai in the form of the Ten Commandments. Anyone going more deeply
    • to-day and forms the basis of the law in all countries, in so far as,
    • into it, that a man is enabled to conform to the norms, the laws,
    • But this form of karmic perception will arise in such a way that here
    • stead the great Counselor will appear, in etheric form.
    • judge of a man's karma; knowledge, that is, of Christ in His new form.
    • gradually transforms all the most important events into the spiritual
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    • form that the dreamer is scarcely ever able to interpret rightly their
    • transformed into familiar images. Whereas, if they could have clearly
    • ego-consciousness took on the form it has now. Before then, the
    • everywhere in the form of ancestor-worship. This was founded on belief
    • Formerly our souls could rise to the world we call that of the
    • God, the service of the spirit, was reverently performed. As I have
    • observe the form of an altar, and allow our hearts to respond to this
    • already on the earth but living in another bodily form. We look back
    • new ones formed. All this is imminent, but it will be gradual.
    • that we see in the various forms of monism is belief of the blindest
    • different form — different even from that which can be called
    • enacted, needed only to be given a new form.
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    • which we as souls bring, into the form which we receive from our
    • parents; and out of the abstract soul-substance we form the individual
    • on the fact that the general human form, even in its finest
    • ourselves to all the different organs which form our body physically.
    • the forces, the inner psychic-spiritual formations, so that what we
    • quite clear to us, and then we shall be able to form an idea of what
    • in a practical form between death and rebirth. But we know that what
    • structural formation of man built up here between birth and death
    • into the spiritual world can immediately give information about
    • new forms. Even to those who do not yet see into the spiritual world,
    • Just consider — you get up every morning, you hardly form the
    • lecture. And that would be worked upon during sleep, and transformed
    • Now, perhaps one day the spiritual investigator forms the intention
    • them; we work upon them and transform them, as stated above. And what
    • require to enter a physical body. Thus the souls of the young form a
    • they will behold in stronger form when they come to see it again; they
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    • On the forming of Destiny
    • ON THE FORMING OF DESTINY
    • Munich in those early years, through the performances of the Mystery
    • — we reckon on those who have only changed the form of their
    • consciousness that those who formerly belonged to us, are still our
    • soul in so many different forms — and on this we laid stress in
    • with the people who in a sense formed the upper classes. And there
    • times and the forms in which such doings occur change; but the
    • dwell on the transformed world which will arise out of these difficult
    • sleep life in a special form during the time we call Kamaloka, and
    • forming, in a sense, a kind of central point of our cosmic horizon,
    • ourselves, we turn our gaze outwards. Now, if we want to form an idea
    • form. It is not yet perceptible, but it is there.’ To make it
    • while we are undergoing these effects, the experience is transformed
    • and through which we can form for ourselves a body suitable for our
    • the way in which he went through his former life. The objection is
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    • human soul, the entire human Ego, to form such connections with the
    • swelling of each single muscle, he felt the angle it formed. That is
    • feeling of the form of the arm, of the physiognomy, etc., and this to
    • body, whereas in Greece there was rather a struggle for form. Thus we
    • There we find a host of dexterities, a mass of information. For
    • evolutions are completed, will the Ego be formed, as the physical body
    • transforms the entire life following after death. It is just the same
    • not their true form; it is rather the expression of it. A child may
    • thus live more for universal humanity, have carried up in some form,
    • indicated in broad outlines. You can then form some idea how great is
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    • world, we form thoughts which can unite us to him. We surround him
    • friendship or enmity for him. Briefly, we form here in the physical
    • our souls had formed to him, the outer physical presentment itself
    • the man changed, we had to expect that the feelings we formerly had
    • eyes see him, or our hands grasp his.’ The picture we formed of
    • individual case, when a human soul which formerly impressed us from
    • course appear in many different forms, according to the preparation
    • our globe people visit a cathedral and behold those forms which they
    • death and rebirth receive. In such customs, which are formed in human
    • in conformity with what is active in the spiritual world, and without
    • because we are quite unaware of it, but we can at least form some idea
    • in reference to our actions, and to forming of intentions, it varies
    • forms a friendship for another. You may say: ‘I really cannot
    • understand why he has formed this friendship. I cannot make it out. No
    • other for something much later on. He formed a friendship with him,
    • not form this friendship for its own sake, but as a means to something
    • forming that friendship he attained some prospect, through which his
    • us in quite an easy and popular form. For example, a person has come
    • form conceptions different from those we can build so comfortably in
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    • referred in a recent lecture. This memory forms part of our experience
    • the spiritual world. If a student performs his occult exercises with
    • enables him to form real conceptions of these things. The concept
    • by the person to whom this information refers.’ (Hofrat
    • was begging to be let in. Involuntarily the question formed itself:
    • conduct was. His former iron will was in this respect weakened, and
    • noticed that he could no longer remember certain things which formerly
    • form of a novel. The novel is very cleverly written, and could only be
    • Markus Freund to be convicted. The force which formerly proceeded from
    • memory was transformed into the force of instinct, and this drives
    • then changed his civilian attire for his uniform, and for a long time
    • spiritual world and forms a man here, in whom arises, at first as a
    • ultimate aim of the Divine Path,’ forms to a certain extent the
    • former times men sought the spiritual path, but in their own way; but
    • another form. To-day it is necessary to find it in just the form most
    • the method of that science herself, the right scientific form must be
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    • primitive clairvoyance formerly existing in humanity. The story is the
    • transformation of the earth at the different seasons of the year; a
    • nature in whom we live, undergo states of spiritual transformations as
    • critical epoch has resulted in this: that man forms nothing but images
    • Now, Mauthner finally explains how man actually forms nouns,
    • thought, formed exactly after the style of the above thinker who wrote
    • poured on to the paper. With the few miserable forms of its accidental
    • streams on further and groups itself according to the formations
    • for cleverness expresses itself by a man forming in a certain logical
    • nevertheless not merely symbolical, but forms part of the reality.
    • comprised in our spiritual movement, it really forms part of it that
    • forms of thought. Everywhere we should lay aside in our own souls that
    • That should form part of the practical life of our Spiritual Science.
    • centuries passed; that which was formerly carried on below in the
    • reached him in a special form — (this is certainly a personal
    • underneath the stars, and formed a delicate arch through them. It had
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    • selfless undifferentiated gaze of the Earth Spirit, thus forming the
    • out in the world when the spinal cord was formed, and has remained at
    • forms that the soul is prepared. This is why in earlier times the
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    • with parts of human nature. These may be said to form guiding threads
    • surrounds us. The original form of the universe is for the esotericist
    • perceives its form. This astral body is in continuous transformation.
    • All wisdom, according to its form, is rhythm. In the astral body there
    • hand, the astral body is formed partly by other powers, partly by man
    • himself. That part of the astral body which is formed by man himself
    • transformed the whole of his astral body, has he reached the stage of
    • would be unable to form concepts about the physical world if he did
    • everything which man formerly perceived around him with his organs, is
    • transformed into wisdom. What has been worked over and transformed
    • preserved which he has worked over and transformed, also the very
    • When a human being has progressed so far that he has transformed his
    • transformed his etheric body so that it remains intact after death and
    • the collective form of his earlier desires still exists in Kamaloka;
    • This is a specific form of the Double.
    • next incarnation have the abnormal form of the Guardian of the
    • which could take the place of this old form of initiation. It is
    • substitute has been created for the old form of initiation. Through
    • relationship through a special form of the verb, in Latin for instance
    • can be transformed into rhythm. Rhythm must be instilled into them
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    • Sphinx as indication of the future form of man.
    • form, life and consciousness. Today we will speak about the different
    • extended by the higher beings; they gain information through the
    • structure in the form of a snail shell, filled with very fine little
    • of uttering the little word ‘I’ we might regard the human form
    • different forms of consciousness, the consciousness of the visible,
    • soul. The consciousness only becomes ‘manasic’ when its separate forms
    • light forms which are however only to be observed by the consciousness
    • consciousness to this level he then forms his physical body for
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    • processes transforms it into carbonic acid by uniting it with carbon.
    • The plants build up their bodily form out of the carbon which they
    • the dead plants; then the former forests of fern and equisetums were
    • transformed into the immense coal fields of the Earth. The rock
    • formations developed gradually, either from the plant kingdom or the
    • sea and are formed from the cast-off shells of sea-creatures. Thus the
    • kingdom will be spiritualised by man. He transforms it with the
    • world of industry, is the transformation of the mineral kingdom. When
    • kingdom will be transformed by man. To a great extent this will be
    • end of the Fourth Round he will have transformed the entire mineral
    • process of transforming carbon, which the plant now carries out
    • He will then transform matter just as today the plant transforms the air
    • the transformation which is now carried out by the plants and which
    • man will transform himself into a being who manifests himself through
    • But if formic acid had not been introduced, the whole earth would have
    • aware of the moment when formic acid had to be brought into the earth.
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    • mineral kingdom to be found? That is the highest form of
    • kind of ether, the Light Ether. Bodies which shine send out a form of
    • of ether is the bearer of everything which gives form to the finest
    • matter, the formative ether, which is also called the Chemical Ether.
    • Thirdly, when one transposes oneself in dream into the air-forming
    • is transformed into selflessness, into love. Those animals which
    • present time thinking is the form in which man can bring his will to
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    • needs other beings. Now man must incarnate in a bodily form determined
    • Now man tried to introduce Kama into the animal forms. Kama is first
    • to be found in the human form, in actual fact in the heart, in the
    • attempts to become human forms endowed with Kama. Everything in them
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    • development of speech in connection with consciousness, life and form.
    • The Old Moon was surrounded by Warmth Ether and other forms of
    • beautiful forms. The beings who only possessed the lower human
    • text ...] Now the remaining material could be condensed to form the
    • formed they interpenetrate one another. Through this, birth and death
    • the former means of reproduction. Through speech man propagates
    • remain, will be given form through the will, which then lives within
    • sense is ‘the word’ which undergoes a transformation from thinking,
    • warmth-permeated word), and lastly ‘form’, the word shaped through the
    • one another, we have: consciousness, life, form. Everything, which
    • today is form stems from earlier times and has arisen through such a
    • process. The physical body, the form, is the most perfected body; less
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    • disciples in actual form. Jesus once said to them: ‘Elias has come
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    • The formation of the etheric body as the opposite of the physical
    • of the woman. The forms and colours of the astral body and its sheath:
    • conditions of form of the earth. The membering of the human auric egg.
    • It is the body according to which the physical body is formed. Taking
    • the descending line, the form of the etheric body is the reverse of
    • Around the etheric body appears the astral body. It is the outer form
    • in forms of every description. The surrounding part shows cloud
    • formations; it radiates the most varied colours. Frequently somewhat
    • tattered formations are attached to it. The forms and colours are
    • To see how the auric egg has been formed we must consider the
    • Theosophical literature a condition of form is called a Globe and one
    • an astral form. This future astral condition of form however will
    • Seven conditions of form together make up a Round. At the present time
    • Earth will have become completely transformed, so that eventually
    • which forms can develop. The Earth then passes over into a Mental
    • its forms as the plant kingdom. In the Arupic condition of the Fifth
    • denser form. This takes place in the Rupa condition of the earth. This
    • more material form is called in occultism, for example in certain
    • radiates the third Globe (condition of form), the Astral-Earth; it
    • we have a solution of cooking salt it appears as a uniform grayish
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    • itself formless, but gains form through human life. Man gathers the
    • carries these, as firmly established forms in the soul, up into the
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    • forms from left behind stages of what was laid down earlier. It was
    • astonishing fact that the whole inner formation of the crab has a
    • between the internal formation of the crab and the human brain. Like
    • The third stage is that in which the whole is transformed by the
    • astral body working within it. This organic transformation is
    • and morality. Only after a gradual transformation of his desires can
    • form. So thought-forms, as they are called, are made out of a kernel
    • reincarnation, forms a central point, around which what is to be added
    • transformation of his etheric body. The stage of chelahood is
    • development and has transformed but very little of his etheric body he
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    • ordering of the world. Alteration in the forms of the flora, fauna and
    • Dionysius who formulated the teaching about the Gods. The Church
    • form. Dionysius had bequeathed to his pupils such a teaching in regard
    • animal kingdom, in the transformation of species. The force which
    • instincts so that animals undergo transformation, takes place through
    • transformation of the plant world is the result of Devachanic forces.
    • own world. They can, for a particular purpose, form for a short time
    • We can only form definite ideas about the Devas when we take our start
    • beautiful, form they possessed the teachings of Theosophy. These
    • again into the world. One finds the same idea in a deeper form in
    • formation of the earth were not yet able to recognise the underlying
    • sympathy and antipathy also arose in picture form within him. All this
    • passions approached him in the form of auric pictures in which lived
    • formed within him according to which later planetary activity is
    • as the rocks and stones form the foundation of the earth. In one
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    • Man's sojourn in Devachan between death and a new birth. The formation
    • three interpenetrating worlds. We can form the most correct idea of
    • prepared for Devachan. If he is unable to form such relationships he
    • Formerly I was not able to speak the word ‘I’, now I have become for
    • separateness must be overcome. This we do when we form human
    • But ever more and more spiritual organs are being formed in the Mental
    • form (Globes), a state of Pralaya that comes about when everything is
    • achieved that can be achieved in the physical condition of form and
    • the Earth is metamorphosed into a so-called astral condition of form
    • already forms itself as predisposition in the devachanic state. When a
    • religions have formulated the doctrine of hell.
    • names and form
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    • concepts, Wisdom, Beauty, Power, in connection with the transformation
    • future work formatively upon the organs. It was said to the pupils:
    • but they no longer know that thereby formative forces work on the
    • the building of a great cathedral. He knew that the forms of the
    • and Rosicrucianism. They sought the perfecting of the ego in the form
    • as the ego has been formed through these other kingdoms, so must it
    • transformation of our etheric, astral and ego bodies.’ These three
    • development of mankind. The transformation of the world was not given
    • transformed. When the Earth again becomes astral everything will have
    • been transformed in accordance with these three aspects. Thus it was
    • Leonardo da Vinci or the smallest piece of work, forms an organ in the
    • between name and form (Nama-rupa). Through this man reached the outer
    • Next comes what we form as mental image in connection with an external
    • depends on the object stands at the stage of Nama-rupa; whoever forms
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    • we are now going to approach, we must be able to form a conception of
    • past which at the same time shows its results in the forms around us.
    • one thing to another is something new; the forming of the shadow.
    • formed like strata around them. Relationships which make their
    • appearance as something altogether new form very little of the content
    • creates is not there in reality. The mere form worked upon by the
    • there is only the form pulsed through with life. A mere form would
    • performed actions. Then actions were something which only came from
    • language can never be entirely selfish, whereas the deeds performed by
    • individuality is like a thread which goes through all forms of
    • world by means of another activity having a form quite different from
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    • into a new formation of our earth. We therefore distinguish three
    • being is formed of the same substance as that of which thought
    • spiritual being because this higher being has a body formed of the
    • to form again for himself a picture out of every thought, then he has
    • As a rule man forms merely thoughts. The more highly developed man
    • formative spirit within him. Imagination corresponds to hidden
    • unconsciously. Behind them the spirit is forming the symbols. The
    • active. The completed form of the plant comes forth from Imagination
    • Spirit. Thus behind everything that lives in form as such, that can be
    • we are speaking remain behind, formative forces which create new
    • foundation for this form of Karma? Where is the Spirit of the Race
    • perceptions it would be the greatest folly on man's part to form
    • world, which form our destiny, through tendencies which have their
    • source in Karma. Thoughts form the character: the tendencies or
    • the form of great moral laws. Vijnana is the name used for the
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    • kind of fiery coloured formation was visible, which streamed out from
    • and formed additional organs of movement, so that he went on four
    • a crab-like form. The human being could stand on one pair of legs and
    • nature. It had a form which was not entirely egg-shaped, but more like
    • upright posture, the formation of the head, quite open in front, out
    • grotesque form at that time, reptile-like. The Guardian of the
    • Threshold, the lower nature of man, frequently appears in a form of
    • this kind. It represents the lower nature with the open formation of
    • the head. At that time, the union took place between these forms on the
    • head formation united with the winged-serpent body with its fiery
    • of the astral body, as it then was, fell away. One portion formed the
    • which was bound up with the form of the winged-serpent; it could no
    • longer have any further development on the Earth. It formed, as a
    • Horus. The merging of the serpent form with the etheric head, with the
    • newly acquired astral body and head formation, led to the conception
    • of the form of the sphinx. The sphinx is the expression of this
    • There were seven kinds or classes of such forms, all of which differed
    • developed formation of the human form down to those which were utterly
    • grotesque. These seven kinds of human forms had all to be fructified.
    • half, the lower nature, and transform it. In so far as man today
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    • When a thought penetrates into astral space it forms a denser layer
    • up. It is the thought-form which we then see. The astral substance
    • the case of certain animals too, such beings are formed, and indeed
    • impulses into its own astral form, so that it usually creates its own
    • form, its own image in astral space.
    • of noble form also arise and the elemental beings created in this way
    • in the astral forms which we ourselves create. They are the so-called
    • passions, meditate, creating strong thought forms, they conjure up
    • he has no counterbalance, such beings incarnate in his thought forms.
    • is thus formed can however not work so harmfully as what the human
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    • Necessity of a strict schooling for forming judgements about the
    • Yesterday we considered the forms in the astral world brought about by
    • the pupils with their Masters, in so far as someone who has formed a
    • for each part to form an ego. This is the black path. The white path
    • is the one which strives for what is common, which forms an ego in
    • formed between us, in our midst, then we are drawn together, then we
    • from forming judgements as long as possible.
    • desirous of incarnation, whirl towards the life-ether and now form a
    • In Devachan this is transformed from what is connected with the past
    • into what is connected with the future. These two moments can form an
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    • In order to form an exact concept in regard to the technique of
    • we study the structure of a crystal we can observe its form, its
    • be there first. These forces which create the forms on the physical
    • plane, that work there in a formative way, are not themselves on the
    • ourselves inwardly to its form, perhaps allowing its form to work upon
    • its forms in the disposition of our soul and finally allowing them to
    • not only let the form work upon us, but also its inner mobility, its
    • working on us, extinguishing its sensible form — one can practise
    • the etheric body. An artistically formed piece of sculpture or a
    • tries to create a form as unemotional as that created by the
    • Destiny is formed through yet other factors: feelings fashion the
    • opportunities, actions fashion the form.
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    • forms of development until their unification in the Lemurian Age. The
    • transformation. Then he would pass over consciously from one world
    • as an astral form. The astral man who was originally present was a
    • formation unlike the present astral body, a much more comprehensive
    • body, the latter gradually developed in a purer form. What had been
    • thrown off however remained as separated astral forms, beings with a
    • and what formerly he had had within him, now worked into him from
    • off ten different forms, which are now around him. Previously they
    • pictures arise in the purified astral body of the forms existing in
    • they are active within him, transforming the nobler, purified astral
    • these are now outside it as pictures and work upon it as formative
    • up in it a new body. Formerly man had had the macrocosm within him, he
    • then separated it off and now this formed within him the microcosm, a
    • Thus at a certain stage we find the human being in a form which is
    • physical human body. Thereby the human forms became more and more
    • later develop, forms at the same time a kind of central point in the
    • Because during Earth evolution we have manifold forms, the parts in
    • relationship. Harmony comes about in the former chaos and an astral
    • form arises which survives, remains living. In the physical and
    • the astral body. The latter retains its form for a short time only,
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    • separated off from man, the other beings had been formed which lived
    • form having a certain great beauty. Their substance was much softer
    • in their form.
    • They were formed out of a still nobler and even more delicate
    • formed out of a soft, pliant substance similar to a jellyfish, but
    • much warmer. The human beings with the best forms, consisting of the
    • differently formed, having only a physical body, much less dense than
    • Fourth Round the Hyperboreans lived in their soft forms, these Sons of
    • the Sun were in position to incarnate and they formed a particularly
    • Epoch they created for themselves an upright form, completely
    • transforming the Hyperborean bodies. This the other human beings were
    • biscuit formation developed.
    • able to form this specially favoured species, the Sons of the Sun,
    • Such forms of evolution take their course only under the special
    • forms, for he was indifferent to what is inward, intellectual. Jehovah
    • wished to produce beautifully formed human beings, like beautiful
    • that only bore upon it beautiful but completely motionless forms. If
    • would have developed into a completely rigid, frozen form. Jehovah
    • take on special forms. The force enters into the form with ever
    • grotesque forms were able to live on the quite differently constituted
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    • yet to follow. Seven Sub-Races together form a Root-Race.
    • from the astral Globe to the physical is a transformation of
    • Arupa Mental-Globe; ‘Arupa’ because no actual forms existed, but
    • however, they are four successive forms of the Earth. Thus we have
    • were still indeterminate, receiving their form from forces outside
    • give himself his own form. On the previous astral Earth Jehovah and
    • his hosts had given man his form. On the plastic-astral Earth however
    • man will give himself his form out of his inner force; hence this is
    • an undifferentiated, uniform sleep condition but very differentiated.
    • activity, he will have worked over and transformed the mineral
    • into pure astral forms.
    • redeemed the mineral kingdom, when he will have transformed it by his
    • One is not working in vain when one gives form to the mineral kingdom.
    • in living cloud formations everything which today has been painted.
    • Just as now human circumstances conform to fundamental laws of Nature,
    • so in the future will they conform to what is moral. They will be
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    • Rounds or elemental kingdoms, Globes or conditions of form; in
    • Going through the seven conditions of Form or Globes is called Glory.
    • form. The Lord's Prayer gives us in its final words: ‘For Thine is the
    • see there is a space with definite boundaries, a definite form. Of the
    • reflected light. The rays of the sun are reflected in a certain form.
    • compressed together to a spatial form. If one takes away the colour of
    • mineral kingdom that light and sound appear through such forms. Let us
    • through space and are not perceived in connection with definite forms.
    • without being bound to a form; then we have the Third Elemental
    • We will now take a further step forward. When we see a thought form,
    • draw the forms into space and then surround them with astral
    • interpenetrating lines: everything expressing beautiful forms having
    • was ordered according to measure, number, form. It is possible to
    • Kingdom which underlies the Third. Here we only have forms woven by
    • intention before the form has actually arisen, thus first into the
    • imagines a world filled with such thought-seeds. This formless world
    • The Second Elementary Kingdom is the formative element of the Third
    • belonging to the Third Elementary Kingdom. The plant reflects the form
    • of the Second Elementary Kingdom and thus develops the form out of
    • First Elementary Kingdom at the stage of physical form. In the
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    • Round and within this Round in the Fourth Condition of Form or Globe.
    • formless state as thoughts. We can gain a right concept of this when
    • this as thought seeds. The forms were not yet present, but only the
    • Now the Arupa-Sphere densified; everything emerged as thought-forms.
    • it as models were all the forms of human beings, animals and plants.
    • filling the forms with light and colour. Here are to be found all the
    • astral forms of human beings and animals, as well as the whole plant
    • still united with the Earth; they formed one body with the Earth.
    • the three remained together. There then arose a kind of biscuit form.
    • Only in the Fourth Earth Round did the body regain its spherical form;
    • then however there again arose the sack-like formations in the ether,
    • with all wisdom, but at the same time formed into a living statue.
    • Jehovah's aim was the perfection of form. Lucifer would have been able
    • would not be possible for wisdom alone to manifest in a form-creating
    • gold and silver formed drops just as water does now. The fact that
    • brought down from Mercury in etheric form. Had we not had quicksilver
    • It was at first in astral form and later densified. When we trace the
    • outwards. Then the Earth will be transformed into a sphere on which
    • man will create his form from within outwards. The Earth will then be
    • human being not only works plastically on his form, but will be able
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    • The Three Logoi, or Form, Life and Consciousness (Creation out of
    • consciousness, life and form.
    • Conditions of Form.
    • Our physical Earth is such a Condition of Form, the fourth Condition
    • of Form or Globe, in the fourth Kingdom of Life, of the fourth Planet,
    • construct a whole, a creation within a form. Now there are other ways
    • Arupa-form was a planet present, we are there even before the moment
    • Form
    • Producing new formations with new Life content out of existing
    • N and I also have a concept of the reversed N. I can also form a
    • negative, he has created a completely new form. This he could imbue
    • three Logoi. Let us form within the framework of our planetary system,
    • place all the parts are combined which then form his physical body. At
    • Forms of beings are fashioned. This is called the work of the Third
    • On Saturn man received from the Third Logos what in him is form. On
    • the head what may be called a focal point is formed through which the
    • ether). Let us keep to the four lower forms of our physical plane and
    • States of consciousness can lie in all four forms of the physical
    • Thus, on our Earth there exist various forms of consciousness, and
    • freemasons also bring about definite forms which manifest in
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    • through him, man himself was formed. Before the light had passed
    • form and light became necessary. God said: ‘Let there be light and
    • there was light.’ Then it was that man too first received his form.
    • also the whole Earth was still aeriform; the life, or the atomistic
    • spiral.) Formerly he was a source of light, now the light streamed
    • solid form. Through the introduction of the chemical ether he acquired
    • ether he acquired life. Thus through the eyes he acquired form;
    • when the heart was formed. The Lemurian landscape rises up within us.
    • Lemurian Age. There was a uniform temperature over the whole Earth.
    • in the form of fire. The Promethean-Saga
    • In the Fourth Sub-Race work was performed as tribute (Slave Labour).
    • In the Fifth Sub-Race work is performed as a commodity (sold).
    • In the Sixth Sub-Race work will be performed as an offering (free work).
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    • engendered in the Europeans created spiritual forms. If such an
    • decaying forms and these provide a source of nourishment for beings
    • such as bacilli. Later they incarnate in those material forms suitable
    • quite definite forms which work disturbingly in human life just in the
    • of the War of All against All would take on ever more menacing forms.
    • of the plant world. From this we can form a concept of how Worlds go
    • process on the Old Moon. We can form a picture of the earlier process
    • Lemurian Age the breathing process began to take on the form it has
    • exhaled warmth, transforming this into the circulation of the warm
    • blood, so the pupil of Hatha Yoga seeks to form the breathing process
    • Hatha Yoga rules signify the transformation of the breath into a
    • towards such forms as could breathe, which were endowed with lungs and
    • a condition where life in the same form was no longer possible. The
    • form had developed into something else and needed a new Planet. The
    • forms, a race of the good and a kingdom of the evil side by side. At
    • form out of the separated, downward-thrust evil of animality. Let us
    • Monad. Oxygen therefore in the Lemurian Age formed the body for the
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    • Development of the different forms of nourishment; origin and
    • the power of clairvoyance. We can however form a conception of this
    • nourished in the body of the mother. This was the old form of
    • 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
    • The taking of milk is a transformation of a primeval form of
    • of the plants, belongs to the Sun. Formerly their growth inclined
    • the second form of human food.
    • the transformed Moon food, was called by the Jewish people ‘Jehovah’.
    • is the first form of nourishment as it still is now in the first weeks
    • of life, and the Eastern healer relates this form of nourishment to
    • forms, at first in the case of the developing hunting peoples who
    • Later another form of food was added which did not exist earlier. Man
    • beginning the transformation of water into wine, for Christianity came
    • had to appear that changed water into wine. Formerly wine was strictly
    • be possible for the third form of nourishment to begin to make its
    • form the second part of the coming spiral. At the present time a
    • What belongs to the future is as yet unformed and naturally
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    • Concerning Old Atlantis and the formation of the Fifth Root-Race or
    • of the front of the brow, the formation of the part of the brain on
    • civilisation. They formed the Fifth Sub-Race of the Atlanteans.
    • in a form which elaborated matters in minute detail with subtle
    • new civilisations, but yet possessed in germinal form what in India
    • and further towards Asia. A common teaching formed its foundation, but
    • that which remained here in Europe in a more primitive form as the
    • it is true, was recognised by the Indian but was more uniform; the
    • varied way. In Europe too there were initiates who formed Mystery
    • the North was the thought that their old form of culture would
    • Northern Gods. Thus in what was still symbolic form, the battle of St.
    • knowledge attached to the personal human. This finds its form in the
    • The Graeco-Latin stream is a higher form of the Judaic; here the cult
    • all the ancient forms of culture.
    • fundamental character in a new-form, in a way in which it could now be
    • took on a more established form. At the same time as the epoch of the
    • This is a modernised Atlantis, in a new form, an atavism, a
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    • this riddle — the former by understanding the natural laws that
    • destroyed, it leaves nothing of its form that could be passed on to
    • particular form. When we move on to the world of plants, we notice
    • crystal. It can only originate from another, earlier plant. Form is
    • gradually in this paragraph. His point is not that a newly-forming
    • does the spiritual-psychic stream, of which man forms a part through
    • overall form.
    • the external form as mobile as possible. Whereas the choleric has
    • manifested in every outer detail, for example, in a slender form, a
    • never manifest themselves in such pure form. Every human being has one
    • different magic formula may be applied. For the sanguine child this
    • formula was love for a personality; for the choleric, it was respect
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    • believes he has learned anything from the concepts he has formed
    • organically formative. In an animal the sense organs, the functions
    • form, it remains inwardly alive in the animal. And we speak of this
    • is a creative force, we form a concept of intelligence, of reason, of
    • expression in the forms, in the law-determined workings of matter —
    • unfolds what man can perform only through his intelligence. Then the
    • astral body — expends itself in organic formations, in what the
    • specific formations, the spirit expends itself. The animal brings
    • the fashioning of the organs. In the formation of the organs,
    • same applies to the faculty of forming concepts, and the development
    • development beyond and apart form heredity, man has something that is
    • possibility of forming ideas, and in the experience of the Ego
    • hand, wrests his organs away form the life of soul and thus
    • familiar with the characteristic form of soul experience which is
    • connected with certain work that is being performed by the etheric
    • in men — either in a subtler or cruder form. If indigestion
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    • Particularly important for us were the views we were able to form,
    • contradistinction to the spirit life seen pre-eminently in formation
    • everywhere in the animal form, in the conditions of animal life,
    • species. And the external form — the external life in the same
    • is important. In the animal form and organization the spirit works as
    • making it possible for it to carry on its life. It is so formed that
    • form, or that this is also the case where the elephant is concerned?
    • riddle; how life is as it were discharged into the form, is caught up
    • into the form, appearing to us as if frozen there? Here, too, man has
    • come in a certain way to pour life into his own form. We need
    • form with open mind, we are interested far more in the universal, the
    • individual forms. What interests us in man's skeleton is the
    • of the spirit in man, this imprinting of the spirit into form and
    • form, these forces are really active and coming to expression. Then
    • appears in later life in a finer, deeper, more intimate form when,
    • external form, but still in movement, in mimicry and in the
    • justifiably interests us in man is the particular form of his skull,
    • we have to say: In this particular form of the skull of man something
    • broadly, this is the case, and that in the form of the brow, in the
    • form of the skull, of each human being, we shall always find
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    • It is only the later, more or less corrupt forms of such an
    • called up in the soul of the initiate. It is difficult today to form
    • related to the rays of the sun, how human forms of thinking are
    • has rendered up to the world outside rises up within him in the form
    • another form. It is, however, necessary to be quite clear about the
    • to form some idea of how a solar eclipse can affect these radiations
    • we must not absorb such teaching in its old form. Were we to do so, we
    • metamorphoses. Then, in a spiritual form, they approach the earth once
    • rays of thy light. These rays form a pathway to me upon earth —
    • “Man is surrounded by the physical universe and he can form no
    • the form of many different plants in order to discover how far each
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    • governing the gasiform or aeriform states, could ever have produced
    • an element of spirit-and-soul — not, it is true, uniform and
    • The purely materialistic way of thinking and of formulating hypotheses
    • will formulate this example by assuming that these beings who might
    • transformed from the Moon-existence into the Earth-existence. And
    • form of expression for what happens spiritually, was thus prepared by
    • will and then received the answers from the Moon in the form of
    • abstract, impersonal form, in the converse of which I am now speaking
    • formulate and send out their cherished questions in terms of thought.
    • of mantrams did not suffice; in this case the performance of certain
    • from these rites in the form, shall we say, of cosmic thought, came
    • form.
    • heavens they are concentrated in a physical-mineral form and so are
    • in a physical-mineral form at the definite point where Venus is seen.
    • If we can gradually form a conception of this by perceiving how
    • 3. The Moon-forces enable man to take hold of the aeriform element in
    • the fluids was evident — in other words, definite forms of
    • illness were present. A very definite form of illness sets in when,
    • in this material form. They are there, but in a different form, not
    • its share in the formation of the human constitution.
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    • I tried to show how man and the cosmos together form one whole, and
    • more information about matters which, at the beginning, are presented
    • Such questions have, of course, constantly formed part of
    • conform with the reality. Man must be willing to metamorphose his
    • stems from the cosmos, the universe; what wells up in the form of
    • wells up in the form of inclinations, sympathies, is of the nature of
    • Jupiter; what wells up in the form of active forces of initiative but
    • present in the forming and shaping of mental pictures, of
    • man has within him in the form of inclinations, sympathies and the
    • will realise that this is connected with the forming of karma, that
    • forming of karma. Between death and a new birth man acquires the
    • that concepts must be radically transformed if the universe is to be
    • formed part of mathematical science in the course of its evolution on
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    • entity.” In its finished form we can always see something
    • kinds of earth: the limy kind, the lime-formation which, especially as
    • and the slate-formation, where the rock, the mineral, is not in such a
    • compact form as in the limestone-formation, but where it is schistous.
    • opposites: slate-formation and lime-formation.
    • abstractions, to apprehend the earth with its various rock-formations
    • pervades the earth as slate-formation, we see that its external
    • compactness of the lime-formation. And indeed, if we make use of the
    • we have to trace the difference between the slate and lime formations
    • slate-formation, or the lime-formation, unless we connect them with
    • the tasks which these formations have to perform for what is also
    • intimate connection between all that is slate-formation and
    • plant-life; between all that is lime-formation and animal-life.
    • formations. But that is of less importance just now; the important
    • the slate-formation.
    • accumulation of slate-formation on it, and then the plants growing out
    • no means coincide with the slate-formation, just as, for instance, a
    • slate-formation when we try to do so not only through chemical and
    • this slaty formation by means of spiritual investigation. Then we
    • terrestrial plant-world as a whole, therefore, has one uniform, common
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    • and thoughts that, for rather a smaller circle of us, have formed
    • writer, when desiring to give life and form to the personalities he is
    • from epoch to epoch, the human soul has assumed different forms, and
    • Demeter was the personification or symbol of a primal form of the
    • henceforth will thirst after the forms revealed by the truths of
    • human form. On the other hand, now try to imagine how, in speaking of
    • the form in which we can now see it. But now we have it! We need only
    • the weeks preceding our Munich performance showed me that I was not
    • bear much that preparations for the performances demands. We must also
    • There were free days between our performances when many of our friends
    • deepest thoughts are often revealed in the simplest words, formulated
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    • re-formed by the Atlantean catastrophe. We have often spoken
    • accessible to the occultist alone, lived on in post-Atlantean form in
    • various forms of Christianity have accomplished during the last
    • life, seems to descend ever lower, how it takes other forms, but how,
    • he may call his sense of orientation. He must not form concepts about
    • our thoughts, how we form memory images within the etheric body, and
    • etheric body. What the hands perform has far more to do with the world
    • functions, work far more intuitively, more spiritually, and perform a
    • stands, exists in an incomplete form in the hands and their functions.
    • Thus there takes place a complete transformation of what man
    • consciousness, that one should grasp it as an inner transformation of
    • evolution one thing is transformed into another, how the seed of the
    • plant is transformed and becomes leaves, flower and fruit, we can say
    • themselves inwardly, how all becomes transformed that is at first only
    • with other organs. Outwardly, this transformation is not noticeable,
    • through anthroposophy or some other form of occultism. The external,
    • particular religion, something like an astral mist is formed through
    • because he then would not be able to form an objective judgement of
    • descended from his former spiritual heights. But the truth is simply
    • and quite wrong ideas may be formed about them. But in the course of
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    • and modes of thought to a certain change before we are able to form
    • a few words today about the transformation and re-molding of man's
    • super-sensible life, well knows that not only must he transform many
    • ideas we form about the natural world, about the forces and laws of
    • lose their significance. They must be transformed if we are rightly to
    • hand to perform a moral action. We can see the hand with our physical
    • have to do with a hand performing a moral or an immoral action. So far
    • have no business to mix with the question of how the hand is formed
    • whether it is the habit of performing moral actions or not.
    • doing him a great injustice by assuming that some physical deformity
    • actual natural causes and are there expressed in forms and processes.
    • when the corresponding physical organ is thus crippled or deformed.
    • the form of the body cannot be applied to physical existence, but it
    • of the etheric body, we can well say that such and such a form is due
    • him as an imperfection or moral flaw performs something real,
    • his own transformation, so that he may rid himself of his fault, of
    • us in a definite form and yet may be hiding within him the most
    • natural form, and I am well able to conceal what appears in my
    • super-sensible worlds; their external form is the most direct
    • their natures in their external form are felt to be ugly. Thus, if we
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    • the initiate has to experience, in a somewhat different form, how the
    • thus man experiences his former existence as memories in his future
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    • world then confronting us must be called, in conformity with my book,
    • body and of its form. It is indeed a matter of experience that this is
    • perception of the physical bodily form. They are essentially such as
    • have the very form and shape of your physical bodily form in sensory
    • life, as long as this form comes before you like an interpenetration
    • for us in fully conscious sleep, we can form an idea, as in the case
    • which one can form this concept, that such a mood is poured out as an
    • assumes a form that is temporal?” It simply comes from this, that
    • kind rather than his external physical form. Persevering with the
    • too, of his physical form. There is something else, however, connected
    • with the arising of this memory picture of one's physical form, and
    • he can look back on his body as form. He then feels his being as if
    • able to remember what you formerly called your ego. You now live in a
    • more highly organised ego that bears the same relation to the former
    • to form a true estimate of man on earth. As one looks back one begins
    • remembers physical man and the shape and form in which he goes about.
    • in sensory existence, were to reject the idea of forming a
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    • This makes it, however, particularly necessary that we should not form
    • evolution in sensory existence and is forever at pains so to transform
    • with a new form. Something has to be cast aside to give the being in
    • bad use of it. I must now form myself anew in another earth existence
    • imperfection what I have previously had in an imperfect form, so that
    • the new birth, during which man says for example, “Formerly, I
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    • easily the opinion may be formed that value and significance for the
    • so transformed one's own soul as to be able to look into those worlds.
    • lively imagination, you may be able to form some sort of picture from
    • which they seek, put it into the forms and concepts of human ideas,
    • also be asked, “Were there not in former times, too, men who out
    • unable to rid himself of all this love formed in sensory existence for
    • with the basic demands of super-sensible life, to form an objective
    • difference, that whereas in former times the people looked to their
    • capable of experiencing what your form was like, so that you would
    • transformed into true spiritual communion, so that in us the spiritual
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    • acquainted with the inner man, and one meets the human form. It is a
    • the inner life of man abstractly, it appears in the three forms we
    • have often mentioned; in the forms of thought, feeling and will. But
    • which thus flows out into the world and forms part of it. Whether
    • forth the smallest part and transform it into actual feeling ...
    • become inner world. Not as if one now carried within one this former
    • formerly thy sense-impressions were outspread and art regarding the
    • extent, the tiny being, the man, who formerly seemed to stand in the
    • look on it as we formerly looked on the whole of the outer world
    • that meets one is the human form itself? But how changed is this
    • human form! One cannot say it often enough: that one must go out of
    • this human form present itself! One knows: ‘That which thou art
    • now looking at, is thyself; yea, it is thee. Thou who formerly didst
    • might call the outer form of that which stands there; though changed.
    • thus do the eyes appear in the changed human form. The ears begin to
    • short, the human form appears to one as something which gives forth
    • permeating this shining form. Then one knows: That which thou seest
    • One now finds, not what one formerly saw by means of the body and its
    • moves in this outer world. It is as if the space, in which formerly
    • physical body in such a way that what formerly was only felt, now
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    • image of Divine Being in the form of man, as the highest divine work
    • ‘time’ that is outside space). A religion formed on
    • image which the human being has formed from his earthly existence, is
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    • Sun that is hidden from us though forming part of the Will. That
    • death. We re-create it as a new form of consciousness when we let it
    • really attains the form of ideas, only a tiny portion really enters
    • formed as the result of this sensation.
    • corpse were not formed through the war between Lucifer and his
    • at once into the spiritual world. The corpse forms the dead weight by
    • ours. Through this content, this corpse-phantom being formed in us,
    • spiritualisation. It is while this deposit is forming that what I
    • it enters our consciousness and forms those shadow-pictures of
    • ideas!’ A person who says this has never formed any idea as to
    • Intuition. In former times this consciousness was given to man as a
    • arose within this Divine Being to awaken a new form of consciousness.
    • When men acquire a different form of consciousness, they acquire
    • something of the utmost importance. When the Gods create a new form
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    • of it in order that the wisdom transformed may become the life forces
    • reality out of wisdom as something creative. The form of nature
    • What we thus take away we are able to transform within us so that the
    • transformed wisdom becomes the life-force which drives us towards the
    • it is. He is unable to form reality out of it. This dreadful
    • reality one had formerly believed in, A man is then choked or drowned
    • two sides of life have to supplement and balance each other. We form
    • appropriate feelings. Spiritual Science when accepted will transform
    • appears in one who takes up Spiritual Science. A person who performs
    • did formerly. This may be noticed in every realm of life; in every
    • mentioned will flow instinctively into the actions he performs. He
    • regions of the earth people who have preserved something from former
    • dreamy form, because it is a seeing into the spiritual world —
    • perfect man. As we have already said, in former times people had this
    • widespread and is a form of dreamlike clairvoyant consciousness which
    • beautiful and very true: ‘Nature and the form of nature is the
    • the wisdom we find there. The goal of the Gods is reality in form.
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    • before; thy former relationship to the world is radically reversed.
    • portal of death, the first idea he has to form in his soul is: ‘Thou
    • on the physical plane: for this star, this will-star, which now forms
    • because it is this inward experience which forms the basis of our
    • we have to transform them in order to be able to form memories. The
    • last great memory which we have after death in the form of the
    • never have formed the forces of memory. The forces which now develop
    • life were, during life, transformed into the power by which we
    • transformed memory-force is awakened within us as the first spiritual
    • forming thoughts, thou wast producing nothing but elemental beings.
    • tell us how long it is since they were formed. Time becomes space: it
    • elemental world which forms our environment to which we ourselves
    • give the fundamental tone through our transformed memories. We live
    • the physical world, these soul-powers we possess in this form,
    • then rays forth from us, has to be transformed during our physical
    • There, longing is a creative force; it transforms itself into
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    • to the world. But we become aware that the transformation will take
    • etheric-archetype for the next life in a spirit form. Within this
    • we feel unity with what withdrew from us as the fruit of our former
    • transformation of those enjoyments and pleasures which are of a
    • something that must be transformed if we do not wish to be slowly
    • suffocated in them. We feel the necessity for this transformation,
    • about this transformation.
    • stronger, and we are able to transform this strength into moral power
    • been connected in some way in former stages of existence. It is not
    • perform the actions whereby the imperfections we have caused upon
    • great inventors are often people who in former incarnations died
    • which are used to form the ground-work from which other beings can
    • as was formerly the case, when the tailors in the town only made a
    • When he has formed the tendencies
    • for his new earthly life in a purely spiritual form.
    • having formed our archetype in the spiritual world. In reality,
    • already mentioned that we transform the forces we bring over from the
    • it does not need to be transformed during our life on earth. The
    • that is brought from the spiritual world is transformed, so that only
    • the tiny amount of consciousness endures which informs us of our
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    • that was formerly revealed through atavistic clairvoyance now remains
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    • soul-experience, a certain human community is formed. This is an
    • yet it draws men together, and forms communities out of what they
    • the connections we form through our individual destiny and karma, and
    • outcome of relationships formed in earlier lives; some will bear
    • karmic fruit in future lives. Human beings form connections with one
    • another in manifold ways. The connections formed directly through our
    • religious formulae are no longer used, but the outcome of present-day
    • performs.
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    • modern man led by such a recognition to form conceptions which are
    • of these difficult conceptions. How do people usually form their
    • form? The rose, plucked from its stem, loses its form in a very much
    • a great deal which was formerly instinctive is now rising into the
    • to form conceptions of how the State should be constituted and what
    • most manifold forms. On the one hand we have the pious sheep who
    • form of existence. Hence the question arises: How can we gain a
    • who belonged to the leading classes — the former leading
    • social perceptions and no social instincts. Only in a rightly formed
    • on this can we form a right judgment of the momentous hour of history
    • forms of thought, and then you ask: How are we to think of such men?
    • the immediate spiritual and individual abilities, and also the former
    • it may not take so crass a form as in Anzengruber's play, is far from
    • form which this sense-perceptible reality has assumed in the social
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    • you in forming your outlook upon Nature. I hope that in no very
    • already undergoing transformation, and there are signs which we may
    • several creatures and phenomena he may form concepts of species, kind
    • transition of one phenomenon into another, or of one form of
    • tries to form ideas about the so-called causes that are supposed to
    • relation of natural phenomena to those mathematical formulations
    • the study of natural phenomena in terms of mathematical formulae
    • correct is altogether different from the way we contemplate and form
    • rather less. Thus, what we have to say concerning geometrical form is
    • outer drawing; I could simply have instructed you in thought to form
    • Forces, you have a clear and sharp formulation of the essential
    • Nature, which, in the form in which they first present themselves,
    • faster in each successive second, the former mass will have exerted a
    • we may formulate it. We look for centres which we then investigate as
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    • are able to gain simply from our own life of thought. We form our
    • can be counted, or which is spatial and kinematical in form and
    • thought. We derive mathematical formulae concerning all that can be
    • counted and computed or that is spatial in form and movement, and it
    • down a certain formula, putting it forward today simply as a
    • simply adduce the essential elements to bring the formula before your
    • onward not with uniform speed but more and more quickly. The velocity
    • us above all is this: — (I am reminding you of a formula which
    • side of this formula. You see in it the mass. You see from the
    • movement. To that extent, the formula is phoronomical. When I write
    • something: you thus acquaint yourself with the simplest form of
    • to blot it out. Thus when we write down the formula
    • buoyancy and is thus formulated: — Immersed in a liquid, every
    • at an angle to form a wedge. This hollow prism is then filled with
    • deflected from its path. It now forms a circle away up there, but if
    • the prismatically formed body of water, — neglecting, as we can
    • screen and there forming its picture of light (
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    • spatially formal, and kinematical. Called on to try and think in
    • was uniform white he saw nothing of the kind. Goethe was roused. He
    • They then overlap in the middle and form what we call a continuous
    • spectrum, while with the larger circle the colours formed at the
    • wide space within which such pictures could be formed. But as you
    • former instance but in cross-section as I am now drawing it (
    • have formed such a habit of drawing lines into the light, and from
    • The eye, they say, having received information by this ray of light,
    • IIIf). The human eye, as you know, is in form like a kind of
    • from within outward but by the forming of new cells from the
    • surrounding and more peripheral cells. I must conceive the forming of
    • humour in the anterior part of the eye, are formed from neighbouring
    • transformation whereby the aqueous humour and the lens originate. To
    • the eye, formations whose development is stimulated from without, and
    • as we have seen, they are quite different. The lens is formed more
    • longer see the colours. You are no doubt seeing a uniform grey. So we
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    • now they line up in formation. I have then dismembered the white
    • should not hit the former and drive them from their course, is
    • in the form of bright, luminous lines. From this you see that
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    • forming of ideas. There is another fundamental idea which you will
    • formula for a velocity, say v. A velocity is expressed, as
    • formula:
    • also have the phenomenon of colour in the form of a coloured surface.
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    • only thing we can legitimately do is to form our ideas and concepts
    • showing, — e.g. the forming of the spectrum. The explanation is
    • the form of light among the electro-magnetic effects. They think it
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    • we need, forming a circle as it were, — then to move forward
    • phenomena as we can before we try to theorize. We want to form a
    • the white. You then see green where you formerly saw red, though
    • differentiated form so that we may be able to perceive —
    • in the manifoldly formed and differentiated outer air. It is no
    • explained just now. In their whole form and structure, eye and ear
    • warmth or heat is simply the work transformed. Transformed, if you
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    • movements. These forms of movement are naturally conveyed to the
    • to the phenomena of Nature spiritual forms of thought such as we
    • spatial and temporal, kinematical and arithmetical forms, in place
    • his department) therefore transforms the waves into subjective
    • experiences, — transforms the vibrations of the vibrating
    • forms the inner end of this canal. Behind the drum are the minute
    • imagine the sound penetrating here in the form of air-waves and
    • falciform process, (blood-bearing organs, continued into the eye in
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    • interaction which can find expression in the form of an electric
    • especially this so-called transformation of Nature's forces on
    • has actually been transformed into the warmth. Again, they
    • warmth is actually transformed into the mechanical work that
    • “electricity” — notably in the form of current
    • through the wires, appears in the form in which you see it here
    • they thought of light for instance being propagated in the form of
    • modified form, therefore, of electricity — has the same
    • ... From the cathode rays he produced a modified form of rays, now
    • degree — bodies that should especially transform the rays
    • into some other form, e.g. into fluorescent rays. In pursuit of
    • magnet, so that it takes this form (
    • spiritual way to understand the formula, v = s/t. We said
    • described in former lectures. The same cannot be said so simply of
    • to the more penetrating form of Science which we are here at least
    • Wherever in the formulae of Physics we write m for
    • idea-forming, conscious life into our life of Will. All that is
    • Formerly, he says, we tried to imagine in all kinds of ways, how
    • space and having properties like those we formerly attributed to
    • former ones as is the Will in us to the life of Thought. This is
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    • of matter itself in its old form. Out of the old ways of thinking,
    • matter” — as a form of matter neither solid, liquid or
    • inner activity to receive the world of colour into his forming of
    • flowing electricity has become manifest to some extent, as a form
    • surfaces and bodily forms in space. But the phenomena in these
    • quadrilateral etc., — the way of thinking all these forms in
    • Euclidean geometry and all the formulae thereof?
    • calculating, or drawing it geometrically, or analyzing the forms of
    • arithmetical and kinematical ideas. The former we derive from our
    • little, my dear Friends, as the idea-forming faculty which you
    • which projected itself forward into the dream. The idea-forming
    • and kinematical thought-forms, is in point of fact a dreaming about
    • your thinking, with your forming of ideas, no longer fully
    • a former lecture — means that he enters into the sound or
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    • in this form should not be regarded as a desirable state; it is being
    • There is also a form of ecstasy in which a man is not only surrounded
    • more and more deeply into himself transforms certain feelings into
    • Through this inner deepening of experience the soul changes its former
    • Macrocosm, where we see fantastic forms, fantastic because there is no
    • least-to form an idea of why we lose hold of the Ego in that state.
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    • to turn his attention away from all that, to form thoughts whereby he
    • in order to hand them over, I am performing a deed; I am
    • called Mercury, then the planet now called Venus, [*In former times
    • planetary system having formed itself is easily refuted. You will all
    • have been taught in school about the formation of the planetary
    • around it, were formed by a process of separation from the nebula
    • minute scale, the formation of a planetary system and nobody will
    • planet that is called Mercury today was formerly called Venus,
    • and the planet called Venus today was formerly called Mercury.
    • Venus, (formerly Mercury) is nearer the Sun than the planet now
    • called Mercury (formerly Venus). Then, farther away than the Earth,
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    • very faint and weakened form only. That is what would come over a man
    • form an idea of this by ordinary reasoning. Anyone who with the help
    • passions and various forms of enjoyment. Activity destructive to the
    • see the Microcosm in its pure, spiritual form, but only the part that
    • has these feelings in normal life-in a weak form, like the sense of
    • with spring will be transformed into one of sadness, of melancholy;
    • transformations that take place from spring to summer and autumn and
    • enhancement of the fear he otherwise knows only in a weak form. Just
    • ideas it presents in an unpretentious form induce in the reader
    • super-sensible world we form in the soul! It is the spiritual knowledge
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    • picture how these experiences are transformed into faculties, we must
    • transformation possible.
    • — is transformed during sleep in such a way that it becomes our
    • transformed into the capacity to write. The power which has
    • transformed all these daily experiences into the faculty of writing is
    • transformed into faculties and the soul becomes more and more mature.
    • disposal in the form of faculties.
    • we can do very little by means of our own forces to transform these
    • physical body to be transformed to a certain extent. If we observe a
    • laid hold of his inner life, then after those ten years we can form an
    • intellect, of mind and of will, we can transform our outer sheaths,
    • Thinking: the capacity to form ideas of things.
    • three forces are transformed in our soul and assume different aspects.
    • that this, as it streams into us, is transformed into the force which
    • see somebody performing his daily work. What we draw into ourselves
    • streams into us and is so transformed as to become inwardly
    • everything possible so to transform our paltry thinking, feeling and
    • feeling is then transformed into an overwhelming obligation to promote
    • desires, impulses, urges, passions, and so on — are transformed
    • open in him; the true form of his own astral body, which on waking in
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    • to time to information belonging to the higher regions of spiritual
    • descend consciously into this astral body; and we were able to form an
    • ordinary life in a form less purely spiritual. Nevertheless, their
    • form until finally they are lost altogether.
    • acquaint ourselves with the information given by those who have
    • he began to form the archetype of his etheric body. It was then that
    • used because it was realised that these attributes had been formed and
    • in ever denser form, what confronts him as the last remnant from his
    • past life; as it becomes more and more definitely formed, its
    • the form his etheric body had assumed at the moment of his last death.
    • And now, after this form has still further condensed, has more and
    • made with forming the new one. This makes it evident that in fact a
    • entering into deeper forms of mystical experience learns to know
    • must be capable of transformation to the degree of being able to feel
    • present form first came into existence and it was therefore possible
    • formation. Under different conditions the plant kingdom was already in
    • at the time of the formation of the mineral kingdom on our Earth, man
    • was formed and at the same time man took the mineral kingdom into
    • me.’ He was one who had experienced this transformation; he had
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • that they should be led to the secrets of the Macrocosm through a form
    • To understand such a process we must be able to form an idea of the
    • give information about those worlds from his own experience. A team or
    • today, but in an entirely decadent form. As a rule in such societies
    • performed in the Northern Mysteries for the purposes of Initiation.
    • Elements the spiritual does not yet reveal itself in its true form as
    • form from those known in waking consciousness, are not yet the
    • The form in which this world reveals itself is such that the
    • physical world: solid, liquid or fluid, airy or aeriform, or warmth;
    • call solid, liquid, aeriform; and in addition there is also what we
    • conditions: solid, liquid, aecriform or gaseous, or as warmth. These,
    • body may be solid in the form of ice or also be liquid or gaseous when
    • we call ‘airy’ or ‘aeriform’ in the physical
    • disasters of every kind even in physical existence. Formidable dangers
    • in a social order, in certain forms of society, under definite social
    • We distinguish seven planets moving and performing deeds, and twelve
    • instrumental in forming an eleventh and a twelfth category. In this
    • been formed out of different spiritual worlds. To understand this we
    • saying of Goethe: “The eye is formed by the light for the
    • formed by the light for the light so that the inner light may meet the
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    • Elementary World given by people possessed of a lower form of
    • the Elementary World reveals itself in the form it does, and then this
    • belong to his temperament go to form it.
    • life I formed this or that definite opinion’ — let us
    • quite possible to form a sound judgment about the findings of
    • healthy judgment can be formed as to the correctness or incorrectness
    • opinions. In this way we transcend the ordinary way of forming human
    • forming our character and educating us.
    • so that he is able to form a judgment of the experiences in question.
    • Elementary World, the beings of that world confront him in the form
    • in such a way that we can now endure it — the form that is a
    • It is so necessary for the men of our time to form a clear idea of
    • outside us, for we have been formed out of the world that surrounds
    • Now we should be unable to form any conception of the still higher
    • beginning to form a true concept of this upper boundary of the
    • lived on in another form. As a Bodhisattva he was associated for many
    • Imagination. We shall show that the forces which form the organs in
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    • physical and etheric bodies in a certain consolidated form. But what
    • “eye is formed by the light for the light.”
    • That is to say, the eye is not formed by what is reflected, but by
    • we see or hear; but what we do let through is what has formed the
    • Elementary World there are forces which have formed our sense of sight
    • and also our other senses. As sense-beings we are formed out of the
    • through and are not reflected. These are the forces that form, for
    • If it is the case that the World of Spirit works at the forming of our
    • forces which have formed our nervous system, we shall certainly find a
    • brain is formed. If higher organs are to be formed, it must be
    • out of the soil, how it forms stem, leaves, flower and fruit. Through
    • Two serpent forms, one light and one dark, wind around a vertical
    • growing until the seed is formed and then gradually withering until
    • has otherwise accomplished in him without his aid, forming his brain
    • physical. Just as the eyes have been formed out of the Elementary
    • spiritual organs are formed and moulded, organs which gradually enable
    • in the shape of spiritual flower-forms budding forth from man and are
    • A second organ of this kind may be formed in the region of the larynx,
    • developed. So far they have been formed out of a world higher than
    • form taken by the process of preparation is that anyone who has
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    • or certain formulae in which great world-secrets are briefly
    • arises like the inner pictures he has formed for himself but is there
    • happened we shall find in most cases that we form a different judgment
    • are then formulated into laws with the help of the intellect.
    • concerned — all this forms part of the training for the thinking
    • There is something else too which forms part of the training. Whoever
    • certain category of phenomena he could have per