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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • today you will be tomorrow.” He who believes in reincarnation must
    • believes that he comprehends them, then only has the right moment
    • secrets lie in each person's own inner being. Only earnest inner
    • this book, itself, is personal instruction. In earlier times, there
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • the interests of immediate life. People believe — some as a
    • believe that what, in effect, is a sort of parochial politics is the
    • following ingenious comment to make; One could not believe that this
    • examples where, believing they had a monopoly in practicality, people
    • of natural science it is hardly surprising that one believes those to
    • lie?’ Goethe, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche — all are dealt
    • the methods of this learned professor were applied to himself. After
    • earlier times, have women then had no influence at all? Have they
    • changed. One did not believe at that time that one needed a simple
    • the relation of man and woman in earlier times when quite different
    • labourer in earlier centuries. One cannot say that the peasant woman
    • than was the case in earlier economic life. Woman is not suited to
    • world-view is extracted. Earlier, however, like a spirit over
    • this world-view when one believes it to be nothing but the imaginings
    • believe nothing of the so-called occult teachings, the so-called
    • Doctrine’ — perhaps you believe nothing of this; but
    • In the belief of the
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • on such food. For survival, salvation lies in a diet of meat.
    • “No, the thought disgusts me,” replied the man.
    • called idealists in that they believe they view the common aspects
    • to believe that man is indeed physically nothing more than what he
    • corresponding results. If by eating meat a person is relieved of
    • investigate such matters knowing that what they believe today to be
    • requires for his organism. Although this applies only in a
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • which in the Macrocosm, the great Universe, lie one above the other.
    • the intellect which is awake by day, lies the sphere of aesthetic
    • streams of which I spoke earlier meet in man, but the human
    • believes that what he saw is a physical man. He will come to realise
    • Forces have to be applied for the purpose of destruction, in order
    • forced to do this; it will lie in the free will of each individual.
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • many people who complain of nervousness and all that this implies, and
    • Such a relationship between the physical and etheric bodies lies at the
    • exercises are practiced, an actual force is applied to the etheric body that
    • certainly could not be applied if the existence of this body were denied.
    • results that could be achieved if such exercises were carefully applied in
    • been neglected in our earlier education.
    • involved. This is really difficult to apply in life. When a man has lied to
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Here I can only indicate what in earlier lectures and in such books as
    • facts, however, this natural scientific method is not easily applied.
    • become severed from the direct impulses of humanity. An earlier
    • of man that lies between the thirtieth and thirty-fifth years.
    • centers those souls whom the leaders of the schools believed capable
    • mysteries that lie behind external phenomena.
    • initiation, led man to experience within himself what lies at the base
    • This truth lies at the foundation of St. Paul's significant words,
    • and dark for us. The same reasoning applies to the other senses. They
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • simple country life, whether they came from large cities or the loneliest
    • aware of what their rank on earth implies. The procession emerging from the
    • and others, but they lived much earlier and it is not
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • in the three earlier events, but not incarnated as physical man; he
    • had to be said to mankind. In the forming of the word-movement lies
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • act was preceded by three preparatory steps. Three times earlier
    • Mankind must become more and more selfless; therein lies the future of
    • Golgotha, incarnated in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. In this earlier age,
    • Atlantean era the soul organs, the organs that underlie thinking, feeling
    • critics may say, “You are a fool; you believe that spiritual powers
    • creates the bread that satisfies it — believed only by a crazy man
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • life. Granted, natural scientific logic must be applied to what most
    • reason. Granted, this way of thinking must be applied to the very
    • along comes the chemist and applies his methods to the water, breaking
    • These methods, however, cannot be applied in laboratories or
    • lie far in the past, our soul is actively involved in conjuring them
    • surroundings? He perceives things; he applies his brain-bound thinking
    • Why is it that so many people believe themselves to be already in the
    • Although the exoteric cultures of earlier times did not allow people
    • Christianity. Since then, every soul who applies the methods set forth
    • their prejudices believe that spiritual science undermines
    • find the ways described in the books mentioned earlier. But it is also
    • related to the truth. As a result, he believes — signs of the times
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • in World War I. He implies that Germany's and Austria's militarism and
    • Sir Edward Grey, could have prevented the war if he had taken earlier
    • belief that the fatherland was in peril and that Germany herself was
    • must oscillate to one side or the other. The same applies to man's
    • Christianity has remained stationary at an earlier stage of Christian
    • Central Europe, notice a person who earlier in his life did not yet
    • are isolated, sorted and tallied and the result is claimed to be
    • elements is that the German element lies in the middle and serves as
    • England, even though she has in the past always been allied with
    • the physical plane England and Russia are allies in the fight against
    • appear to be allied with England. This is due to the fact that the
    • that England and Russia are allied in the North only on the physical
    • necessity. It is naive to believe that war could have been avoided.
    • had been delayed there, otherwise he would have gone home earlier with
    • lies in such a relationship.
    • manner in which he goes through death that he believes in a continuity
    • of life alter this death. He believes that there is more to a people's
    • individuals and who admonish us to emulate their own belief in the
    • Das Traumlied von Olaf Åsteson” (“Cosmic New Year.
    • paucity of ideas! The relief which his overwrought brain received
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • of belief today will depend to a far, far higher degree than is the
    • men that what a man likes to believe, what religious convictions he
    • Collective beliefs that exist in so many forms today among the various
    • immortality with pure materialism, with the belief that an impress of
    • materialistically but believes in immortality. We, today, knowing from
    • regard such materialistic beliefs in immortality as superstition.
    • Similarly, in the sixth epoch all materialistic beliefs including
    • must be no dogmatic beliefs or any tendency to accept teaching simply
    • of men. The work achieved on earth by men in intimate assemblies
    • belief, and their work should be of the nature of cooperation among
    • significance of West European culture lies in the fact that the quest
    • elementary forces that now lie within them. We know that the Russian
    • much, much deeper level there lies in members of the Russian
    • salvation lies in the Russian nature and in the Russian form of life
    • remained at an earlier stage, whereas the form of group soul life that
    • will be coercion of belief as rigid as that established by the
    • our senses, how can we believe in a divine world, since a divine world
    • reveals a world of wickedness, a world of evil. Can we believe, asks
    • believe that a world that shows us death is a divine world. For in God
    • believe him to be God? No, we should not! He would have to establish
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • evolution which lie far back in time, for instance, to the Atlantean epoch,
    • believed that a man is a criminal if his posterior occipital lobe does
    • Many mysteries lie
    • materialistic world-conception is wrong — but it lies in our own power
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Liestal, October 16, 1916
    • the 16th of October, 1916, at Liestal. It was, to some extent, a sort
    • of continuation of another lecture, given also at Liestal on the 11th
    • They may believe that a few people, with little to do in their daily lives,
    • requirements of earlier times. New discoveries have been made relating to
    • quite different from those of earlier times, inasmuch as they are based upon
    • this fact is to be found in the belief held by many individuals during the
    • doubts its claims. Only a little while ago it was possible to hold the belief
    • the men of learning, took far too little account of this. They believed they
    • from the contributions made by the numerous scholars who believed
    • toils of this belief. The man I refer to was a peasant who lived a martyr's
    • and finally came to believe that it was pure folly
    • to imagine that any other sources save scientific ones could be relied upon
    • for information concerning any sort of spiritual world. He believed that the
    • They would go to prove that many people of today believe that natural
    • Society, inspired by the belief that in modern Spiritual Science, or
    • cannot even find a way of comprehending what underlies matter. Natural science
    • perform a simple experiment for the children in order to believe that the
    • generation swallows such things, and pretends to believe them, is a symptom of
    • physical human body lies the super-sensible etheric body not perceptible to
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • last third of the nineteenth century (though it also applies to a
    • one) altogether slovenly. And this applies especially to what goes by
    • language, compared with how it was in earlier times.
    • things without reserve. For in doing so — and this lies in the very
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • which in earlier periods man felt instinctively and judged
    • flows between us creating a bond. It is this fact which lies at the
    • In earlier periods the development of the anti-social forces was not
    • that which lies outside of the individual, that a counter-balance is
    • In earlier periods there were tribes and classes. Our age strives
    • is one of the differences between us and others, who believe that at the age
    • belief that people can master everything with the faculties they have
    • Therefore, the main consideration is not merely to think of what lies
    • objective about ourselves. Here we must also go back to our earlier
    • he or she were a stranger at an earlier time in our lives; of
    • imagination directly. This objectifying of our earlier years is
    • earlier years from yourself and when you make them objective. This is
    • applies to daily waking life, where the same forces which lead to
    • that a regular law underlies this phenomenon. But with the social
    • quality. Indeed herein lies the original phenomenon behind the
    • become politicians they either dream or they lie. I should add that
    • these things so that he can believe in their efficacy as impulses in
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • soul belonging to earlier centuries — by those decadent Nibelung
    • of mankind, he would have believed that he too could speak about the
    • spirit; he would have believed that by reiterating Spirit, spirit,
    • could believe that any natural law discovered by learned scientists
    • alien to them, namely the spiritual life of ancient Greece; this was
    • of an alien form of culture. This Greek culture was a cover for the
    • came an alien intrusion, one that had actually found a footing in the
    • souls of men in Middle Europe earlier than that of Greece, namely the
    • Of salient importance during this period was the increasing
    • alien elements and impulses were at work.
    • not absent. Herein, too, lies the tragic problem of
    • earlier times what took place was a ‘horizontal’ migration. This
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • Intuition. For the forces that are applied in the acquisition of intuitive
    • conception lies in its capacity to take what it has grasped in the spirit and
    • Nowadays this is of particular importance in teaching. In earlier times it
    • This too was done by the blood in earlier ages of history. When people
    • themselves. In earlier times it was sufficient to rely on life. The blood did
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • Ether which underlies the tone. Please distinguish carefully here. We
    • Light-Ether. Earlier conceptions of the world always emphasized this
    • penetrates into our air organism, and it underlies what there passes
    • It is generally believed that deep, dreamless sleep contributes
    • Inspiration, Intuition. These are the stages which lie above
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • — which relies entirely upon natural science for knowledge of the
    • outer physical world and can only resort to earlier religious beliefs
    • I said yesterday actually underlies the outer tone conveyed in the
    • female organism at a birth. This etheric seed which lies in the
    • the universe really is. Where are the sources of life? They lie in
    • seeds which lie in us as moral ideals.
    • Roman Catholic Church. No orthodox Catholic was allowed to believe it.
    • echoes of earlier thought — for example in the Ptolemaic view of
    • Entirely false ideas prevail today of how an earlier humanity acquired
    • instinctive-clairvoyant vision of the universe. The earliest
    • epoch there existed a knowledge — in earlier times a more
    • earlier times was known instinctively must now be acquired by
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • new edition of the book (1918). What is thus within us lies in the
    • Between these two poles lies the balancing factor that unites the two
    • our head that which, from an earlier time when it was reality, comes
    • happenings, world-happenings. In that what was reality in earlier
    • because people are incapable of any other belief than that what has
    • out again, and then they were to believe that what was carried in had
    • there lies the possibility of freedom, and there lies
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The motif of that earlier picture
    • Lucifer is the power wanting to retain the world-picture of an earlier
    • world-conception that which existed in earlier stages of human development.
    • He wants to give permanence to what existed in earlier periods. All that
    • was moral in earlier stages also exists of course today. (The significance
    • of morality always lies in the present, where, like seeds for the future,
    • courage needed to do this, then we share in the lie which keeps up the
    • representatives believes, that this new legend fills the holy eve of
    • the manger and bring to the Child our sacrifice and our gift, which lie in
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • Thus we are shown two ways by which this earlier humanity reached what
    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • lies not in the fact of their being unknown to us, but in the
    • earlier centuries — and in the appearance of the Christmas Tree
    • belonging to a much earlier period. There has been a retrogression
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • T will be clear, I think, from what has been said on earlier
    • present day in this connection if we go back to earlier ages and
    • men have had. In earlier times, quite another picture of the world
    • Now, this heliocentric picture of the world already existed in earlier
    • knowledge to-day, freely spoken of by everyone, was in earlier times a
    • In the ancient civilisations — and herein lies the great difference
    • Nature. And believing that if he did so unprepared, he would sink into
    • other condition, that of sleep, we lie still; our thoughts sink into
    • foundation for the whole method of spiritual scientific research lies
    • the old sense of the word. The men of olden times believed they would
    • Threshold that lies before our own inner being.
    • regions where hitherto we have relied only on external
    • lies in his own being, and finds himself in the presence of the
    • Goethe replies:
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • In the deep foundations of man's being lies the will. In many respects
    • will lies and which, like the experiences of deep sleep, is wrapt in
    • raises into greater clarity what lies in the ocean-depths of man's
    • as though our sympathies lie more on the surface, whereas antipathies
    • consciousness of what lies in the will that works in our organism
    • during sleep. What lives in this will lies — and rightly so for the
    • anyone through spiritual training, it is for him as it was for earlier
    • is a process fraught with danger and that evil lies in its deep
    • so the ancient Persians. The wise men among them did not believe that
    • before it; it lies in the depths of being as a mystery of which the
    • the external world lie forces and powers which give guidance from the
    • men to pass through the stage of believing that a globe of gas is
    • according to their own conditions — a belief reigned for centuries,
    • believed. At all events the Palladium is waiting, expecting to be
    • future is bound up with the holiest traditions of European
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • It might be said that what belongs to the alphabet was applied later
    • normally lies beneath the threshold of consciousness, we will hear
    • spheres of learning lies a half conscious recognition of something,
    • which in earlier days, existed in instinctive clarity. Today grammar
    • Greek culture, there lies something that may be expressed as follows:
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • the etheric heart formed out of his own etheric body, and not supplied
    • Precisely herein lies the key to a more intimate knowledge of the
    • earliest childhood, indeed, the ego is in a certain relation to the
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • earlier than our own there was a deeper knowledge of man's being and
    • does not know what this implies. We speak of Truth, little realizing
    • up our own etheric body. Now in earlier epochs of evolution man had a
    • in earlier ages. Nothing of the same kind is present in modern
    • experiences in earlier times — remain unconscious in man to-day, for
    • belies the good renounces his spiritual future; and yet he would like
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • larger human communities during earlier stages of the earth's evolution
    • earlier peoples. Their pictorial consciousness gradually diminished during
    • home lies essentially in the super-sensible world. And this belief was no
    • three days after death. There lies the peculiarity, that in ancient times
    • On a previous occasion we saw how in earlier times man looked up
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • the air. Thus something from the super-sensible man also underlies the
    • can see that we will never comprehend the pathology that underlies
    • say that, in a certain sense, what lies above the physical in the
    • about at the same time so that these things can really be applied.
    • excessively weak upbuilding organization that lies in the blood
    • astrology illuminated earthly processes in earlier times — then
    • understanding. It would be wrong to believe that everyone should know
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • science in turn believes itself to be moving with certainty only with what
    • nature. It then applies the discoveries made through physics and
    • What is actually going on when customary natural science is applied in
    • rods develop — stem-like, lance-like structures which lie next to one
    • process which I have described to you before in principle, and which lies
    • of the effect of that which lies in the silicic acid formation process. Thus
    • applied to it.
    • applies actual anthroposophical insights to the experiments which must
    • knowledge is more and more applied to bringing about a connection
    • example, harbor the belief that the so-called mental illnesses can be most
    • are applied specifically in support of those forces which earlier I have
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Yet as I said in those earlier lectures, that which goes on for man
    • We may believe we have no memory at all of what transpires during
    • Indeed if we look back into earlier epochs of human evolution upon
    • by night? The answer is that while the man lies asleep in bed, Beings
    • world can only be applied in practice if one is able to point out in
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • lived in earlier stages of Earth-evolution. We see how he unites himself
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • living teaching of the Risen Christ: resurrection. Today it lies in the
    • us that he was able to believe in Christ only from the moment in
    • at Damascus? We must bear in mind what it implied for Paul, initiated
    • death on the cross, something very deep and great is implied in this
    • forfeit the Earth, and Ahriman, whose sole interest lies in
    • mankind's evolution lies where man learns to know that the
    • spiritual world this implies that Ahriman was drawn into the
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • interest which they arouse does not so much lie in the
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
    • They will act through the power which lies in the description of the
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • they arouse does not so much lie in the action, as in the
    • Shakespeare believed in ghosts and witches, whether he was a
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • believe in the truth of the Gospels unless the authority of the
    • time. The Good of an earlier age unites with the Good of a newer age.
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • experiences within himself to its full extent what Plato here implies,
    • mathematics in our knowledge of Nature. This implies nothing else
    • perception which underlies mathematical science must not be lost.
    • means of education, and no more than this is here implied about
    • open to him. Through the schooling in the spirit of mathematics lies
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • lies with one end pointing towards the North and the other towards the
    • karmic connection on Earth, in the last or in an earlier incarnation.
    • us; his pain is thereby relieved.
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • S, W, so that one barely hears the vowels. What lies behind
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • consequences of the fact which underlies such knowledge. Above all,
    • very much tied to the physical, earthly world. The same applies to
    • before it, and contemplating it inwardly, he applies it in some way
    • to the physical world — although it should be applied only to
    • strong that it can fight the tendency of an atavistic vision to lie
    • external sense-organs themselves, but in what lies behind them, as I
    • excretion; but it should be the same process that underlies physical
    • it rests there is a lie; we have a reality before us only when we
    • as a lie, but a sense for reality demands that only the whole tree be
    • rosebud is a lie if regarded only as a rosebud.
    • point of view of the earth such works of art are lies; they are no
    • of the road, and to grasp this is very important: it applies not only
    • ask: Were things different in earlier times? Yes, in those times men
    • more concrete concepts. And in the earliest Greek times it was
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • this condition of freedom within the social order. Schiller believed
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • Schiller thought should be aimed at. And he believed that when human
    • from necessity to freedom was not as simple as Schiller had believed.
    • enter into earlier conditions in man's history. It would really be
    • Schiller or Goethe could not have believed that through self-education
    • looked at man, and believed it could find the world in man. The time
    • not believe in it. Most people today, when they have grey hair and
    • The essential thing in this other metabolism lies in the deeper forces
    • and therein lie the forces which provide imperceptibly for the change
    • distortion, which ignores the deeper life that underlies all created
    • The great mistake of current Socialism is its belief that a healthy
    • In earlier times, if a man wanted to be an outstanding jurist, he went
    • wanted to be an outstanding physician, he went to Montpellier or to
    • Schiller describes the middle condition that lies for man between the
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • lie beneath the life of feeling; and still more deeply unconscious
    • ideas lie beneath the life of will.
    • is of extraordinary interest to follow up the world-processes that lie
    • arrive at by this method are clearly marked in the earlier part of
    • be able to go back to some earlier event that affected him deeply. And
    • that have survived from earlier times, when Man lived in more
    • brought to expression in poems of earlier ages, where a destiny that
    • of taking note of external nature in a more objective way. Earlier, he
    • to be referred to earlier experiences. Whatever concerns our feelings
    • the soul that were present in earlier ages, when Man had a closer
    • connection with his spiritual environment. For in earlier times the
    • Earlier ages spoke from a different point of view of the close
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Spiritual Science. The Sun which the physicist believes to be a
    • the organism — that part which lies below the heart.
    • influences working upon that part of the human organism which lies
    • properly connected with his physical organisation. This lies at the
    • this intellectual activity tends to alienate him from the influences
    • the Earth and lie between the Earth and the Sun, whereas Saturn,
    • Jupiter and Mars lie on the other side of the Sun. The forces of these
    • Like the Moon, the centre, from which the Mercury forces work, lies in
    • forces work in the part of the human organism that lies below the
    • earlier incarnations a man has within his being forces which
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • can imagine, there inside the ear there lies a human being, whose head
    • reality. As soon as we come into the spiritual world which lies beyond
    • gestures to the soul that lies behind. Likewise the sunlight: it
    • really mean what lies behind the eye, within the soul. And if I now
    • speak of the Spiritual in the light, I too mean what lies
    • Spirit of the light, by that which lies ‘behind’. Thus
    • lie towards and within the mouth itself, we learn to speak and sing.
    • Earth — this applies to the present stage of human evolution
    • oneself in order to believe what the clairvoyants see. It is not so.
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • time between 14, 15 and 18 is one that implies in a pessimistically
    • school. For what you do at this earlier age works into their later
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • of building it for reasons which he believes to be entirely impersonal. You
    • for his clients. Part of his work may well be selfless, but the real
    • begun to attach such value to the human name; in earlier epochs, more
    • be that the blame will lie with human beings themselves.
    • secret lies in his deeds and in the overcoming of the “ I ”
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • course taken by these dream pictures lies more deeply within
    • imagine that the following experiment may be made. You lie down
    • ourselves in earlier incarnations — entered very often
    • This is connected with the Christ-force itself, not with belief
    • objective fact is wholly independent of belief. I will speak of
    • the significance of belief on another occasion, but what I am
    • belief.
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    • sense-perception. But it is a complete mistake to believe that the
    • work together to form a structure that lies towards the front of man,
    • column, and the vertebral canal, lie towards the back. In the physical
    • of this kind — something of the nature of a Being underlies
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • material phenomena, and what lies behind things perceptible to the
    • the personality of Jesus of Nazareth, and was only willing to believe
    • believed to refer. People tried to re-construct the life of Jesus of
    • materialistic research: ‘You are wrong if you believe that
    • make of a God in whom it cannot really believe? The only proof it has
    • history itself records, we see that whereas in earlier times the
    • history. So long as man does not believe that at a certain point of
    • Nazareth; so long as he does not believe that mighty forces stream
    • education, and that in the Ego which embraced the whole nation lie
    • Science and of History to actual disbelief in everything spiritual,
    • education. He will no longer merely believe that Natural Science
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    • surrounding spiritual world that lies near us, we give the name of the
    • of the inevitable course taken by evolution. He believed that the
    • all. The deep laws which underlie the soul are spun from the
    • one of Wagner's earliest works. Do we not feel that something is
    • maintained. Every ascent involves a descent and this implies that at a
    • being was felt to lie within himself, and, when he met another
    • to clouds. That is the kind of nonsense we are expected to believe!
    • element of wisdom common to all men in earlier times lived in water,
    • earlier phases of evolution on the earth, all love was bound up with
    • World-Soul lies crucified in the Body of the World. The World-Soul,
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    • men. And indeed there were many who applied their Initiation-wisdom
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
    • And so, as we look back to an earlier Spiritual Science (which
    • it was there in its earliest beginnings.
    • Out of this milieu came Julian, the so-called Apostate, who had
    • longer believe that a man could be inspired by the Divine Spirit and
    • Nature, in animal and in plant. Let no man be so sinful as to believe
    • newer must be pierced before we can reach those that lie below. It is
    • sometimes difficult to believe beneath what thick layers the history
    • of human evolution lies concealed. Thick indeed are the layers spread
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • to tasks connected with the things which lie closest at hand, and it
    • been applied to social life, as ruling laws. Mechanization of the spirit
    • which comes from earlier conditions of earthly existence,
    • to-day pertaining to religious beliefs; they should turn to feelings
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    • the etheric body lies at the foundation of the physical body. Let us,
    • What lies before us
    • which lies below our human kingdom.
    • body, believing that we carry it about as something that belongs to
    • live within our physical body, we believe that only the things we
    • is contained in the belief that we can quite well do without this
    • present time we easily yield to the erroneous belief that we can lead
    • things in between ... Undoubtedly, it is very easy to believe
    • this at the present time; nevertheless, such a belief is not
    • feeling that such beliefs are not based upon truth. For this
    • who believe that they really are in touch with the most practical
    • to-day that people actually believe that human life on earth is
    • Why do people believe such things? — Because they are so
    • mistaken are those who say: “Well, people simply believe that
    • present conditions arose, inducing men to believe that they can live
    • to believe that the archetypal mother Eve could have been so stupid
    • We may well believe
    • lies concealed beneath the surface of life. But in regard to
    • clever set and believe, above all, that the person who speaks in a
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • the inner constitution and attitude of the human soul in earlier
    • and in a certain sense it is an illusion to believe that in the
    • Post-Atlantean epoch already lies in the far past and our age is the
    • what the earlier temples in that part of the world may have been, it
    • too, are shrines around the holiest secret of humanity, namely.
    • capable of supporting what lies upon them, the God is enshrined in
    • museums? What principle underlies it all?
    • It is within man that we find the holy of holies —
    • nowhere — and here lies the enigma — is often put to men
    • but the same kind of treatment might also be applied to architectural
    • conditions of existence on Saturn, Sun and Moon, the earlier epochs
    • believe that the Johannesbau-Verein will help to make this aim
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    • difficult to see clearly in this chaos. Descendants of many earlier
    • of God is within you.” (Luke 17: 20 – 21) Everything earlier was
    • which had been of great importance in earlier times, now glimmered
    • earlier times had practiced magic. From here came the teachings of the
    • connected with Nature. The belief prevailed that holiness was
    • all earlier impulses and endow it with the Spirit of the whole Fifth
    • secret of the Fourth Subrace was to be made. In earlier times it had
    • was a fundamental tenet. Another was: “We again espouse belief in
    • the elemental forces that are present in the world. We believe that
    • gave them their important impulses during the earlier
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    • the essence and meaning of the whole evolution of the Earth lies in
    • picture he would discover that a far deeper meaning lies hidden in
    • reason the earliest Christian authors said that the most ancient
    • Jesus, what path did He take? In the earliest times of Christianity
    • and in the sphere of the elemental beings that underlie all Nature.
    • lies beyond. We know now why Christ sent us the Holy Spirit, for if
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    • not always so. If we go no farther back than to the earlier part of
    • If we go back to the earliest times of Post-Atlantean evolution, or
    • Hermann Grimm is aware of the distance that lies between the inner
    • approaches the abstract. And behind this lies a fact of great
    • what the Imaginations are. What came from an earlier time had to be
    • took its source from an earlier stage, into it crept an Ahrimanic
    • in earlier days.
    • spoken of this from other points of view in earlier lectures.
    • Deep truths, deep facts of evolution, lie hidden in the ancient
    • earlier part of the year is receiving death into itself, death and
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    • in still earlier times the intervention of Jehovah was regarded not
    • occurred after the passage of an earlier phase of the evolutionary
    • men in Greece who meditated upon the earliest stages of
    • realisation that spiritual foundations underlie this physical world
    • during the different epochs. In an earlier age, kinship with the
    • those decadent remains of earlier vision of the Pleroma which were
    • decadence has corrupted an earlier insight into the world known as
    • Pleroma. What ought to have been achieved, and in earlier times was
    • the material world in an Ahrimanic form and were applied not only on
    • scholars would have us believe. The Greeks knew the reality of the
    • applied merely to the purposes of physical existence and of the world
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    • believe.
    • is a half- or quarter-truth which underlies what is so frequently
    • but on a variety of factors which lie in the unconscious, beneath the
    • working. Notably it will go on working — so believe the
    • the gate of death 60, 70 or 80 years ago, or even earlier. He feels
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    • active in the social life. I stated that in earlier times men were
    • acquainted with the nature of that thinking which underlies the mode
    • Dupuis as a mere priest lie, that the priests as far as they
    • when man treads ways that lie on the other side.
    • better said: Gaea and Uranus. They were the earliest divine pair with
    • descendants of these earlier men. We must say then that the Greeks
    • calls ‘created’, but that men were there much earlier
    • really underlies them. Let us suppose that at some time a personality
    • they showed how they looked back to earlier states of consciousness
    • of what lies at the foundation of all this.
    • had ceased to exist, but that in earlier ages were also perceptible
    • be traced back to a common type? If the Greeks refer to earlier ages
    • look back in this way to earlier ages when the Gods walked among
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    • in mankind, we know that we have to look back to earlier times of
    • things take place in later times in connection with events of earlier
    • people remembered that it had been so earlier. They said — and
    • of course not one Osiris, but it was believed that there had
    • been elaborated there actually lies all that I have been stating. The
    • Such signs as the signs of the earliest writing were held to be holy.
    • All these things lie in
    • this that humanity has to look back to earlier evolutionary periods
    • true. The influence on boys is just as strong, though it lies in
    • to think; with the setting sun this ceases, since one lies down to
    • indeed as people do today though they don't think so and even believe
    • a deep wisdom lies in these things. With superficialities one cannot
    • especially of the earlier Osiris-age, said as follows: ‘The
    • man in Imaginations in earlier ages, so in man himself are the coarse
    • lie, in fact, very, very deep.
    • developed. There where the boundary lies between the fourth and fifth
    • many words this applies! And the next step is that then certain words
    • is all the learnedness applied to it! This sign
    • ‘cleverness’ has been applied to such things. I do not
    • moon, that is the star. But the deeper meaning lies precisely in the
  • Title: Lecture III: Ancient Myths
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    • expression, but which underlie the poetic myths of Egypt and Greece,
    • within us in which we believe, which we profess as modern men, that
    • lies as yet in our programme and we shall have to build it up in the
    • her special benefactor and loved him. And one day she believed in a
    • particular illusion, just as the visitor believed one day in a
    • spirit-visitor, who was none other than the new Typhon, believed that
    • into other lands, because she believed that she must do so. She
    • are not supposed to lie beneath the tombstone in Lauenburg, on which
    • then I have one franc. I believe it. So long as I only know that I
    • have a franc, I believe it! But then I get another and I now have
    • two. Now I believe that I have not one at all! — that is the
    • other reality, which indeed we have often studied, that lies for man
    • men think themselves nowadays when they believe that they are
    • man's evolution. It implies approximately: In ancient times,
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    • The belief that the physical human being must in a certain way take
    • just as what I earlier characterized was taken in through the thorax
    • connects man more with what lies distant from the earth, with what is
    • in man, to forces which lie between the regions of the heart and the
    • different from the earlier forms of knowing. In this epoch
    • which was brought to him from the opposite side in earlier
    • believed at that time in Russia that Lenin had said ‘Of all
    • the proceedings started, there was a general belief that it would not
    • brought forward supplied proof that Petrowski and Kameneff had
    • astounding, and can only be understood through the unbelievable way
    • considered which lies near our subject — Dr. Schmiedel has
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    • which moreover is not believed by external historical science, but
    • nineteen-year-olds and eighteen-year-olds will believe that they
    • evolutionary history of mankind which lies in the 15th Century. This
    • believe that, the future of humanity will come through with the
    • lies in the fact that men cannot lift themselves to a more
    • this motto because he believed that in the men of the 19th Century,
    • that one cannot stop short at the way in which earlier centuries had
    • historically up to his time. He believed that a movement could
    • they believed they could trace more strength in the Catholic life
    • truths of Christianity lies in the words: ‘I am with you always
    • forward one that lies to hand.
    • and it could be multiplied — of the way in which people stand
    • ancient times of which I have spoken to you earlier and today. Think
    • roof might have killed him when he was fifty years old or earlier. I
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    • this statement applies particularly to our own time. We know that
    • living lie somewhat far apart from one another today. The dead have a
    • the earlier ideas. We need not go back very far — only people
    • orbits of the planets, and believe that up there is a globe which
    • Very much lies in these words and it means very much when man is so
    • If I am not yet forty years old, that sum of mysteries cannot lie in
    • me that can lie in one who is already forty years old. And if he
    • Now do you believe that he can really grip life? Do you believe in
    • are coming over the European social structure. One need not believe
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    • mentioned on earlier occasions. It is not the aura of which we speak;
    • things, one can see for oneself externally the truth that lies in
    • human body, we use the forces that lie in this substance.
    • again lies what is to be the future of the earth. We do not live
    • friends, certain customs have remained from earlier times, when
    • frame of mind of modern men. The feelings of modern men lie along
    • ‘But Pulver's belief in Christ ought to grow out of depths of
    • human nature. For what is necessary for the present age does not lie
    • where today it is mostly sought; it lies in finer structures that
    • Lemurian civilization. It lies approximately 25,900 years before our
    • is unwilling to consider this; for modern man believes (forgive me if
    • of the spirit, as by the science of our time which does not believe
    • in it — that is to say, does not believe in itself — and
    • by our whole age, which does not believe in itself. Only because
    • war at all, but something else — and earlier wars. People today
    • No one would have spoken like that about earlier wars. In many other
    • take all earlier wars you will always find that fundamentally in
    • war, do not do it. No one knows what really lies behind things. And
    • the case in earlier wars. One can go through the whole of world
    • history and not find it. You can take such grievous events in earlier
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    • will from the earth. Between the two lies feeling, which is given to
    • thought that some kind of evolution, some nerves underlie the forming
    • certain that the germ of the next earth life lies buried within us,
    • underlies our inner being, we no longer speak in the Kantian fashion,
    • to the earlier phases of development of this people.
    • talk. This is, however, nothing but materialistic thinking applied to
    • earlier age lived in another part of the earth; but in doing all this
    • we are moving in a very complicated realm. We have said on an earlier
    • being. Their souls were permeated by the belief in this all-pervading
    • Great Spirit. Through all that was bound up with this belief in the
    • which admittedly lies in the external historical development of
    • its earliest times. The Mystery of Golgotha stands there for us as a
    • this applies only to a distinguishable few among the population. In
    • proceed, how they simply lie, stating the objective untruth. [*Bern,
    • the last degree. And the same applies in the historical field, where
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    • earliest period, as a tiny child, the human being as it were sleeps
    • of gravity in the body, whether standing or walking, lies at the
    • brain. This however only applies to people who use their right hand
    • organ of speech lies at the right side of the brain. These facts
    • sleep, the physical and etheric bodies lie resting in the physical
    • What underlies this? In accordance with the World Order the astral
    • will remember what I have said in earlier lecture courses, namely,
    • belief in the spiritual, for the ideal is a spiritual thing —
    • In our days it is often so that people who claim to believe
    • fundamentally, they are only willing to believe in a Spirit which can
    • earliest childhood, enables us, each in his own way, to learn to
    • great and far-reaching task lies before him in the karmic adjustment
    • need not necessarily be the consequence of earlier weaknesses of
    • some misfortune befalls us as consequence of an earlier weakness in
    • occurred because of an earlier weakness, it is to be welcomed, for it
    • any belief or creed but out of a perception of what the Ego and
    • free. The foundation for freedom lies in the activity of pure
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    • Faust which he had written earlier. After that journey he
    • world which was so alien to Goethe in his youth. But, when all is
    • number and weight as applied to the world, or with purely
    • thought will easily be misled into the belief that the world was
    • are used as pictures — pictures which are applied to the cosmos
    • lived upon the wings of the words. They believed that the concept was
    • earlier times the life of soul was of a nature of which certain men,
    • measure, number and weight. The second and earlier epoch is that for
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    • some measure, to fulfil the task which lies in front of me. I am
    • every scientific researcher is aware that this problem lies beyond
    • human heart can conjecture about what lies on yonder side of the
    • themselves to mere belief but who want to have knowledge of things
    • to take refuge in a kind of mysticism. They believe that what
    • into the depths of the life of soul. They believe that evidence of
    • down, mingling with these memories and remembrances, lie many factors
    • in later life in a different form. Many a man believes that in
    • This process is at work during earliest childhood; it comes to a halt
    • lies before the soul; the old forces have simply been strengthened,
    • pathological way. All these things lie below the level of
    • sense-experience. Imaginative Knowledge, on the contrary, lies in a
    • earlier, prehistoric epochs in the evolution of humanity. The methods
    • formative forces although its life lies in other worlds. And when we
    • earlier metamorphoses, preceded the Earth, and how the very make-up
    • a scientist in the modern sense, believing in the conservation of
    • body, but which streams in from earlier earthly lives. This no more
    • alienate a man from the world would be to sin against the Spiritual.
    • mere belief — this path is connected with man’s deepest
    • sense — however far off achievement still lies today —
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    • vision supplied what may be designated as an inner logical system. If
    • the task of the time which lies between the fourth and the fifteenth
    • gradually disappeared completely, and what lies before us in the
    • subject of faith, of belief.
    • sensualism implies a cognitive striving which excludes the
    • applied what Scholasticism used to voice in the manner which I have
    • for it is generally believed that modern natural science has arisen
    • better than, for instance, spiritism. In earlier times, I have often
    • of the nineteenth century. In more recent times, and these do not lie
    • philosophers, such as Otto Liebmann, strive, above all, to
    • relationship between a philosopher of Otto Liebmann's stamp, who
    • soul-spiritual element was sought in the wrong place. People believed
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    • world-conception; people believed that only this enabled them to
    • epoch. Then we have intellectualism applied to an external
    • may feel the anxiety for the future of human civilisation which lies
    • beliefs in regard to the feelings connected with a world-conception.
    • with everything which lies in between, may be proved through logic.
    • between that which lies enclosed within the skin of man and that
    • which lies outside the human skin, but it is a relation between that
    • which lies within the earth and that which is outside the earth. The
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    • etheric body spreading over the Building supplied the mediating
    • shape, in which the physical body lies embedded. Even the true aspect
    • being. On the bed lie his physical body and his etheric body; they do
    • applies to the present fateful times.
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    • living knowledge which in earlier epochs of human evolution it had
    • felt himself placed in the universe in earlier times not the faintest
    • civilisation. Even those who believe that they have grown out of it
    • faith and belief in the life after death. And so, in Giordano Bruno's
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • words and then to pass on to what I believe I must tell you, for it
    • implies the finest possible elaboration of EGOISM.
    • the earlier epochs of human evolution. We had to pass through
    • epoch. To-day people believe that they are awake in the same way in
    • painting portraits, we really lie. We look at people outwardly and
    • believe that then we bring forth something of what we experience. It
    • according to which a Christian who truly believes must acknowledge
    • science and technology, was also applied to theology. But what became
    • modern times, we do not only sleep when we lie in our bed at night
    • the human being? Why does the modern intellect believe that as far as
    • someone. A store of wisdom lies crystallized in the words we use, and
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    • Without the science of Initiation, understanding of these things lies
    • leagues away. Most people to-day still persist in believing that the
    • intelligible by the normal, rightly applied, human reason if only the
    • being applied to their interpretation are really worthless, and have
    • experiences are accessible, but healthy reason is not applied in
    • away without being understood. People are never willing to believe
    • lecture yesterday are possible — can you believe that many
    • avenues to the truth lie open? [Steiner was quoting
    • Applied to the experience beyond the Threshold, this would express
    • earlier period when through university life men strove to liberate
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    • accordance with the conditions which underlie it, and which consist
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    • Unserer Seelen bittende Liebe
    • Den Seelen, die sie liebend sucht!
    • Unsrer Seelen bittende Liebe
    • Den Seelen, die sie liebend sucht.
    • Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the great thinker Johann Gottlieb
    • order to experience it, we must be within it. The same thing applies
    • organs lie on the surface, the more spiritual are the forces from
    • which they come; and the more they lie inside our body, the less
    • processes lies in the length of time that they take up) the physical
    • with that part which, here on earth, lies at the foundation of our
    • stupid if we believe that here on earth, when we experience something
    • take an example: Imagine — this applies, both to good and to
    • is the earliest moment of life that we can recall, so we now lead a
    • order to produce our head, in order to mould that which lies,
    • mysteries of man. A true progress in spiritual science really lies in
    • world, we believe that we are constantly coming across new people. As
    • were. The word “to find” really applies to physical
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    • When something that lies below
    • formed at some earlier time of life, so the nations of a past time
    • have had at some earlier time of our life, still exist later on in
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    • by discussing how a society like ours comes into being. I believe
    • as human beings. This alienation from the spiritual, psychic and
    • soul's feeling of alienation from conditions existing in the world
    • Anthroposophical Society stirs him in his innermost holy of holies as
    • life of learning. Only a victim of prejudice could believe and say
    • be a quite unthinking person to say, “I feel my humanity alien
    • believes only in what his eyes see and what his mind makes of his
    • belief in the external and material and what the mind concludes about
    • the consequences this implies for an anthroposophically oriented
    • for matters intimately allied to freedom.
    • applied to stiffening and strengthening the wills involved.
    • a belief in the Fall. But whereas an earlier, moralistic view of it
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    • not allowed them to take it. Because I have believed in the Light I shall not
    • with the hidden things of the world is also profound. Because of this belief
    • with interest, that therein lies the main driving force of true progress. One
    • active magical powers as regards all that is believed by people throughout
    • always some who believe what one paper says, and others, again, who hold as
    • themselves. It is thus easy to see where the real fault and blame should lie.
    • qualities disappear behind two: He believes everything and he forgets
    • people read but one paper, and believe what they see there. Their ideas
    • the beliefs of their readers with tender care. A newspaper never brings to
    • share the belief in them has had in the decline of our culture, it is quite
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    • the reason why it is bad for a person to lie awake at night and not
    • we can say about everyday things of the moment also applies to things
    • things. If a man believes it is for his good — and this has to
    • him. But as long as he believes that it does not make any difference,
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    • there exists in this sphere a much more rabid belief in authority
    • one who applies the method is put in prison? These things are not
    • point. Life does not depend on what a man says or believes. That is
    • they only had a body, then however spiritually minded he believes
    • depend on what a person says or believes but on his ability to set in
    • and in the sick human being and what their interrelationship implies.
    • superstition to believe that when someone has a stomach or heart
    • how materialism has overtaken mankind. In earlier times people were
    • instances of materialism before, of course, and even earlier than
    • centred in Salerno, Montpellier, Paris and also certain parts of
    • Paracelsus said about this, therefore, still applies today, though
    • and in laboratories, and at the way research is applied to the
    • business, all those foreign doctors, to name those in Montpellier,
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    • moment in human evolution we want to recall lies a long way back. If
    • bisexuality occur earlier. But what we call the human kingdom did not
    • visualise how the earlier dual sexed human being gradually developed
    • achieved in earlier times by the whole surrounding environment was
    • that what applies to man also applies to animals. Health and illness,
    • in human beings than in animals. So what is being said applies solely
    • human beings have in physical life. Whilst in earlier times man still
    • earlier times the divine-spiritual beings — and they were
    • that the deepest causes of illness lie in the astral body and in its
    • been dosing himself in this way for a long time applies for treatment
    • nowadays people just do not see what lies in front of them and show
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    • than to an understanding that lies in our whole soul constitution,
    • a man lies asleep, the physical and etheric bodies lie in bed and the
    • the cosmic astral body any more, whilst in earlier times man was very
    • which would have worked destructively in earlier times but which is
    • feelings. This is hardly noticed today, though in earlier times it
    • Then the organism starts revolting against the defect and applies
    • etheric body seven days earlier coincides with its next quarter, the
    • science. In earlier times, up to about the middle of the earth
    • for instance that of the astral body. In earlier times man
    • at night. In earlier times this rhythm always coincided with the
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    • when we know things like this that lie behind the sense perceptible
    • the minute hand lies on top of the hour hand. The two hands coincide.
    • in earlier times certain conditions in man's life were
    • follow us, so the Atlantean epoch lies right in the middle. The
    • of his freedom lies in his having preserved his inner rhythm while
    • But it is important too that man should not believe he can live
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    • connected with causes made by man himself in earlier lives. In order
    • lies hidden behind the inner conflict and disharmony in human nature.
    • lies the karmic connection between what happened in a previous life
    • capacities are the result of our illnesses in earlier lives.
    • the religious beliefs of the Indians ‘Shiva’ represents
    • heredity and partly through our earlier incarnations. The range of
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    • from his forefathers, the other part he brings with him from earlier
    • neither laugh nor weep in its earliest days but only learns to do so
    • why man must laugh or weep; whereas if it only lies within man, we
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    • earlier times would not have provided them with the possibility of
    • Africa and the countries of Europe, too, in earlier times, you find a
    • these were regions in which in earlier times men had not descended
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    • course of his earlier incarnations work its way free.
    • passed through earlier incarnations and has developed what has been
    • planted in him in these previous incarnations. The same applies to
    • earlier times by mighty spirits on a higher level than man. And
    • Particularly in our moral judgment there lies the third element by
    • others for their part can progress. Nobody should believe that he
    • a share in working at creations which, today, not only lie in the
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    • earlier this year [From 25th to 31st August, 1912, eight lectures
    • will for truth which lies in the depths of his soul unless prejudices
    • more unjustified than to believe that by knowing the contents of that
    • The same applies in many cases — in that of Homer,
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    • children in whom this happens at an earlier age, the child begins to
    • that if from the earliest periods after birth a child were never to
    • namely that in the earlier periods of Earth evolution the individual
    • certain respect the earlier religions are racial religions,
    • be a religion for all men without distinction of belief, nationality,
    • clear that belief in Christ Jesus was not the prerogative of Judaism,
    • recognised this as a rightful claim when a man applies its
    • two utterances? It implies that from Lucifer this utterance leads to
    • can learn a very great deal from what may lie openly before us.
    • Let nobody believe that what I have been saying is
    • way if they alienate themselves from the Christ Event. True it is
    • conduct in the earlier incarnation, upon our moral and
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    • It might easily be believed that this is inevitably a
    • Ego-consciousness. To believe that would be to misunderstand entirely
    • The more deeply we believe in karma, the more firmly we shall also
    • believe in the existence of this cosmic aura which surrounds us and
    • man's thinking is far too materialistic, even if he often believes in
    • the body? A saying of Schiller, applied to man, is particularly
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    • during waking life. Processes of cognition lie within the field of
    • earlier lectures we have heard that the imperishable part of the
    • being is restored. In the very earliest years of childhood, when any
    • is the fact that he does not remember his earliest childhood. We can
    • perception, of cognition, lie within the field of his consciousness;
    • in any way imply reproach, for it lies in the natural course of
    • earlier periods. In those days men's insight into the heavens was
    • — was quite beyond the men of that earlier epoch. They lived
    • believing that a life in which such experiences occur is impossible
    • true especially of the earlier periods of the Egypto-Chaldean epoch —
    • remember what they had experienced of the Universe in earlier
    • of concepts. Hence the earlier vision was bound to recede and could
    • and through with spirituality. The same applies to his realisation
    • possible because the powers of vision and perception lie in such
    • experienced in earlier epochs is drawn forth. What souls could no
    • the forces of knowledge which lie deep in the souls of men. All human
    • and ideas; after death they are living forces! But this applies to
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    • implied absolute surrender to what is super-sensible in human nature,
    • The same applies to the heavenly spheres into which we
    • the work of that great Teacher was to continue in the life that lies
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    • simply extinguished. The real, true ‘I’ lies much deeper,
    • to acquire these capacities gradually. In the earliest period of his
    • in his earliest years of speaking and thinking in the real sense, are
    • Spirits of Movement but have remained at an earlier stage. We see the
    • earliest periods of his life the human being is only gradually
    • certain respect the strength of thinking lies in the ability of the
    • this applies, of course, to the conditions of existence in the Old
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    • believe that, in essentials, things were always the same as they are
    • deal is said nowadays against belief in authority, although in actual
    • in these earlier, often despised centuries. In earlier centuries
    • there were, of course, defects, but there was no blind belief in
    • authority such as exists at present. This blindness of belief in
    • when he is told that science has proved this or that. In earlier
    • is implied when it is said: ‘There is scientific proof of it.’
    • Such a saying urges belief in authority when confronted with
    • something incomprehensible. Such belief did not exist in earlier
    • primitive human being in earlier centuries endeavoured to have some
    • earliest youth the human being becomes dependent upon them and his
    • unwilling to believe this on the basis of the occult facts should
    • Adam and Eve, naturally. We can then ask: What lies at the basis of
    • Shades.’ We know that this saying was true when applied to the
    • of his own judgement very early in life. This applies particularly to
    • persons who believe that within the world of public opinion there can
    • earlier times Mars was said to be the planet of warlike traits, it is
    • say: truth lies in the middle, between two different standpoints. But
    • existed! They are not, of course, antithetic in the sense implied by
    • Earth had to undergo a process that lies below the level of progress.
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    • applies to the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms in outer nature.
    • and etheric bodies together — which lies in the bed during
    • Umfass' euch mit der Liebe holden Schranken,
    • as good as another. Something similar applies when between death and
    • that is to say when what lies behind a light- or colour-process is
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    • earlier lives on Earth. A person whose attitude in his last life on
    • said. The belief that we have, so to say, only to die in order to
    • we have made no preparation for it — this belief is utterly
    • through an earlier existence between death and rebirth groping in
    • genuine logic were applied the following would be obvious: If we were
    • can be applied to a small area only, and he does not notice that his
    • believe that we can wait until death to establish connection with the
    • materialistic superstition to believe that physical hygiene and
    • This by no means applies to everybody. There are some people who take
    • way known to you, but again the belief might arise that it is not
    • necessarily in the last incarnation only but in earlier lives as
    • realise, however, how false it is to believe that without any
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    • (fliessende Reizbarkeit), a region of ‘Wishes’
    • be memories of earlier sense-impressions. If, therefore, you think
    • of understanding of all such beliefs. The soul can pass through the
    • religious beliefs; and then it must free itself so completely from
    • the beliefs held in the last life that it can wholeheartedly adopt a
    • evolution as it is today was preceded by the earlier incarnation of
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    • the pupils of Socrates a little earlier; it had become popular in a
    • what I expressed by saying: The nature of this Mystery lies far, far
    • our world lie other worlds — the Astral, the Devachanic, and the Higher
    • Devachanic. Let us first remind ourselves that these three worlds lie
    • draw back from the physical world, you may disbelieve in a spiritual
    • soul says to itself — that in this third world lies the true
    • through it one has not relied on any kind of tradition, but has quite
    • cosmic evolution. They find it a great relief, these souls of today,
    • be reached by any of the means that are applied nowadays to
    • Gnosis — lies the ground of the world, and only in what
    • world. So not only sense perception, but human thinking, lies outside
    • standing at the summit of his time, if he is asked to believe in
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    • knowledge and faith — which implies a complete abandonment of
    • more widely than is generally believed by what came from the Sibyls.
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    • From earlier lectures we know that the Christ Being can
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • Jesus-child and who (as we have explained) dwelt in earlier times on
    • soul-powers was brought into good order. The two earlier Christ
    • stayed behind, atavistically, at an earlier stage.
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    • epoch? What I am now going to say applies not only to the Greek and
    • has come down from earlier times, from Saturn, Sun, Moon. Jahve is
    • men may talk about earlier commandments, Hammurabi, and so forth. I
    • cannot go now into the follies of modern scholarship. The
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    • gates. As on an earlier occasion another Sibylline oracle had guided
    • Parsifal, so that I could no longer avoid the belief that the two
    • Und unterliess die Frage.
    • Und blieb von seiner Gnade fern.”
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    • materialist wants us to believe, but also with a soul. He knew this
    • teach asceticism. Something much deeper lies behind.
    • to current beliefs — that the Christ power, still working
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    • and believed that it had sent him to gaol. Just as little as a legal
    • Ego. But deep in the background of your being lies your invisible
    • might say, the Saturn part of man, lies in lofty spiritual regions,
    • and that of ancient Greece. Our clumsy thinking believes that thought
    • that Thales believed that the world originated out of water,
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • Greece. It is completely foolish to believe that Plato thought he
    • perceived thoughts. To believe that Aristotle already thought in the
    • the second period it was the intense belief in the Christ Impulse
    • inwardly but in connection with what one can feel and believe; the
    • in my book for the public, though it lies in it. And if you read the
    • Angeloi evolve. And while men believe that they themselves
    • up to our present time; the Sun-evolution lies within it. This gives
    • must lose its configuration with death. Hegel's tragedy lies in
    • believe that what goes through thought, that is to say what I think
    • of the soul and up to philosophy — if I could believe that this
    • centuries B.C.; it lies before Homer, before historical times. But
    • And then only there lies further
    • “Ich will mein Licht vor eurem Licht verschliessen,
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    • Moon, while the highest wisdom once possessed by the Earth lies
    • We turn now to Saturn. In earlier times Saturn was regarded as the
    • the forces which underlie the organs connected with the formation of
  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Destiny
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    • and faculties — this applies particularly to the soul —
    • and a new birth. Just as our memory supplies us with an
    • present time. In earlier times it was not needed, because the human
    • thoughts and ideas supplied by spiritual science. Thus they learn
    • arisen in our present time. When we revert to earlier times we find
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    • outside the physical and the etheric; when our body that lies there
    • — by all that lies inherent in our subjective interest, our
    • within its several families, it was due to their divining this
    • life-habits of those who lived earlier must enter, but only when
    • facts, I do believe human life must receive that enrichment which it
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    • may not have applied to everyone but certainly to those who had
    • must rediscover what lies behind the knowledge provided by external
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    • great thinker Johann Gottlieb Fichte, to Troxler and others. Indeed,
    • within it. The same thing applies to the fourth member which must be
    • more our organs lie on the surface, the more spiritual are the forces
    • from which they come; and the more they lie inside our body, the less
    • difference between these two processes lies in the length of time
    • in the world; we live in it with that part which, here on earth, lies
    • the great world, we are fearfully stupid if we believe that here on
    • Imagine — this applies both to good and to evil thoughts and
    • acquire self-consciousness, which is the earliest moment of life
    • order to mould that which lies, spiritually, at the foundation of
    • spiritual science really lies in this purifying, spiritual warmth of
    • believe that we are constantly coming across new people. As far as
    • words ‘to find’ really applies to physical conditions,
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    • their bodies. It lies within the attitude which results from our
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • if we are not able to see into it. They believe this, however, only
    • earth — a mighty experience. The value of an experience lies in
    • whole life lies before us like a panorama, during the days in which
    • brief space of time, lies beyond our consciousness — beyond the
    • what thus lies just beyond the threshold, we make an important
    • great. When a deceased person (and exactly the same thing applies to
    • do the living. And, moreover, it never becomes alien to the dead.
    • conceptual ideas such as these, I believe, that we shall be able
    • thus find our way into what lies beyond the threshold — whence,
    • corrected. Indeed, it would be hard to believe how thoughtlessly, as
    • would be hard to believe. They make definitions which they are
    • that the reporter has written it up in the way that he believes will
    • take hold of lies, and allow truth to become inwardly distorted.
    • Of course, no direct proof can be supplied for this. Yet
    • spiritual world. Nor can we understand why we must believe to be
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    • with the conception of the Folk-spirit, — and which underlies
    • members, there lies something else. We know that we must think of the
    • through the earlier evolution of his being, for instance, the
    • earlier existence of the earth, in the Moon-existence. Just as we
    • perceive our present life to be the result of earlier earth lives, of
    • earlier incarnations, so do we look too, upon earlier incarnations of
    • earlier existence of our earth, in the old Sun-condition, the etheric
    • self-conscious human condition, so during the earlier conditions of
    • than man, because they completed their human stage one epoch earlier,
    • earlier. If we go still further, back to the first incarnation of our
    • who went through their human stage on the old Saturn, at the earliest
    • work in such a way that they relieve one another in turn and extend
    • Then he is relieved in the following epoch by another Spirit of the
    • through, when age after age he returns in a certain way to earlier
    • by this repetition of the characteristics of earlier forms. If you
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    • should have had at the earlier stages. Now throughout the evolution
    • behind’ at earlier epochs of evolution as a sort of sacrifice,
    • relief; at other times when the Spirit of the Age is using his
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    • conceptions of Zeus and Athena if they had only relied upon external
    • growth within him to lie fallow, if he did not trouble about them.
    • referred to the synopsis. The term abnormal is applied sometimes to
    • remaining behind, applies also to the higher Spirits, therefore that
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    • according to their own nature, we find that their chief interest lies
    • position to bring to man earlier that which he would otherwise only
    • earlier epoch. They can bestow that which in the normal form of
    • he descends earlier to the earth, — against the intentions of
    • You have here, for instance, a point which lies in
    • on which a man lives affects him most strongly in his earliest
    • America, the region where those forces are active which lie on the
    • This was preparatory developed even in the very earliest
    • repetitions of conditions gone through earlier in the physical body,
    • people who go to the country which lies more to the West, must again
    • more and more, the further the countries lie to the West. These great
    • character of humanity. There lies the great responsibility which one
    • reasoning, feeling and willing. The folk or nation lies between the
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    • believes to be there, is not there at all, it is a delusion. The most
    • really come into existence? There was a time, which lies far back in
    • with which he could gaze up at that which lies on the further side of
    • see that even during the earlier incarnations of our earth these
    • man, are always related to some earlier mission or other, which was
    • these three elements, each of which had the hegemony in an earlier
    • those elements which, in the three earlier incarnations of our earth,
    • equilibrium comes about between the three forces which in earlier
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    • families, etc. That is the great map, which is an image of the
    • Herein lies something that leads one into the deeper
    • peoples whose sign, so to speak, lies in the Venus-character, the
    • the earliest ages, when the races were divided, went over to the
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    • have to deal therefore with an earlier division and a later advance,
    • teachings and impulses which underlie esoteric Christianity; the real
    • now lies over Central Germany, but is really situated above the
    • of Detmold and Paderborn were to lie within it, you would then arrive
    • tendencies it has received at an earlier epoch.
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    • uniform.’ Now if the person in question were to believe that
    • the West awoke earlier and in a lower state of evolution. The old
    • again in Akashic Records and created pictures of the earlier
    • this direct transition. They had a remembrance of an earlier weaving
    • and an earlier life, of a time when they saw everything in an ocean
    • Then he understood how to go back to the earlier stages,
    • relation of the Angels to the Archangels, to the earlier stages when
    • of man, and that from thence the human body is supplied with the
    • anew after it has gone through the three earlier states, Saturn, Sun
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    • becoming active in the domain which lies outside. Hence he has his
    • the Luciferic powers lie hidden, he will have nothing to do even with
    • Lies and untruthfulness extend beyond the inner part of man. In the
    • that which to us is an abstract lie, expressed itself at once as an
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    • about in mankind, beginning from the earliest ages and proceeding
    • which has worked its way up out of the foundations of all that lies
    • ‘what is the abstract?’, he replied, ‘The abstract
    • our earlier lectures we called ‘The Great Spirit,’ you
    • Atlantis, which must be sought where the Atlantic Ocean now lies,
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    • of higher powers, and anyone who can believe that the manifestation
    • of Christ manifesting Himself, but will at the same time believe that
    • materialism of our day they will be believed, just as was Sabbatai in
    • prepared by Anthroposophy to recognize where the truth lies, a test
    • and Thor, about Christ Jesus Himself, I beg of you not to believe it
    • not being believed, but proved, not superficially by the superficial
    • must be believed. Test it by the healthy and mentally vigorous people
    • we make no appeal to belief in authority. The test is a sort of basic
    • of mankind. The sources of what we are able to contribute lie in the
    • the common goal that which lies in our own mission. This we can best
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    • Spiritual Science. For there are men who are actually conscious allies of this
    • when applied to the plant kingdom, science must become a form of art, and still
    • It is a hard destiny that power should lie in the hands of men who regard the truest
    • the earlier life is transformed into the head of the subsequent life — it is
    • where Nietzsche writes of the ‘ugliest man’ in the ‘valley of
    • he placed the figure of the ‘ugliest man.’ It was a kind of foreboding of what
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    • This lecture was given at Liestal, Bâle, on January 11th,
    • still earlier. The name, therefore, is an old one; we are applying it
    • intellect which relies upon sense-observation may be called
    • learned and ignorant alike, believed that the earth stood still in the
    • external nature. One who believes, for instance, that our spiritual
    • about the spiritual worlds and spiritual beings which lie behind
    • It cannot be at variance with any religious belief if, through the view
    • belief be in any way lessened by what is found in spiritual science.
    • alienated from all religious life by the half-truths of natural science
    • science, as such, is a religious belief. It desires neither to create a
    • religious belief, nor to change a man in any way with regard to the
    • religious belief which he holds. Nevertheless it seems as though people
    • such a thing cannot be said, for all religious beliefs are represented
    • practically exercising his religious belief in the fullest, most
    • “I have this or that to say about the Christ; do you believe
    • believe that, but more besides!” This he will not allow. He is
    • earlier incarnation, in which he saw Nathanael sitting under the
    • believe in these repeated earth-lives, for the simple reason that,
    • he did not believe in the existence of America because the Bible does
    • can be lessened to the Christian; one who believes this might also
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    • those men of an earlier epoch had no thoughts. They had thoughts, but
    • made between belief and knowledge. Knowledge came in the form of
    • pictures; but belief was based securely on knowledge.
    • blame must be placed; it lies in the clinging to habits, and in the
    • the earliest — as indeed was actually the case in Roman times.
    • allied himself with ignorance, with nescience. The Christmas thought
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    • repeating themselves, and begin to believe that the souls of human
    • significance lies in the new experiences which souls were unable to
    • successive epoch differs from the earlier one and human souls have
    • rose above the animal. If we look a little more deeply into earlier
    • different in those earlier periods and has changed considerably in
    • relation to artists of earlier ages who worked within the same field.
    • soul. Greek sculpture in general expresses what lies within the soul.
    • it remains alien to it.
    • not admire them because we should not believe in them. Yet
    • these extraordinary horns; and we are quite prepared to believe in
    • that we should believe in all the details of what is represented,
    • when in his heart he becomes fully aware of what lies before him; he
    • his deed. Earlier artists like
    • is given external expression, and we might well believe that the
    • earliest youth he displayed the faculties necessary for this task,
    • Greeks something quite alien to them had entered in. The natural life
    • was a fact that no image was to be made. The earliest Christians did
    • 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
    • There was an old block of marble from which some earlier sculptor had
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    • But what of the inner aspect? From earlier lectures we
    • milieu of applied technology, means that we create a thoroughly
    • about the occult side of modern life to those earlier times when
    • milieu created by modern technical science. Man is as it were torn
    • indication of spiritual cowardice. The real remedy lies, not in
    • the milieu of applied technical science we pass into an Ahrimanic
    • earth-evolution if in earlier times provision had not been made in
    • milieu created by technical science that it is possible to come into
    • in earlier incarnations could be submerged in a more essentially
    • discovery that all the sentences were already there in an earlier
    • spirituality, of this belief in spirituality. And a feeling —
    • earlier times it was different: speech was bathed in an element that
    • Ahrimanic milieu, so that we must strengthen our forces of soul in
    • by earlier buildings, by ancient works of art in general?”
    • as was the case in earlier art, but so that the soul's experience,
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    • be applied in every branch of existence, above all in those branches
    • happened in these earlier generations. He becomes familiar with the
    • Middle Europe in their earlier lives? Is it not possible that they
    • their earlier incarnations into the bodies of the present generation
    • incarnated who in earlier incarnations lived in quite different
    • It is not possible to be an honest believer in reincarnation on the
    • correct statement but it applies only to a certain number of souls.
    • over towards Russia in their earlier life on earth? If we investigate
    • which lived in these souls in an earlier incarnation, but a
    • are, of course, other souls, whose earlier incarnations during the
    • generations, say to the age of Charles the Great and even earlier,
    • Christian impulse in their earlier incarnation. They have carried
    • applied to life in a concrete way, although this is still far from
    • actual life any concrete expression of their abstract beliefs. They
    • the Mystery of Golgotha and in the earliest centuries of Christendom.
    • fact that in an earlier incarnation their souls were given up to
    • they are seeking to do now is to let their earlier experiences of the
    • in an earlier incarnation.
    • Again we find people saying: The only thing to do is to believe in
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    • truth implied by the spiritual-scientific doctrines, in the real
    • could not remember any real lie which he had told. Also Goethe found
    • a certain relief in being able to say that he had never harboured any
    • sharing another's grief and pain, but it also implies
    • was strongly addicted to telling lies. The law of Karma would in that
    • incarnation the connection which exists between an earlier and a
    • perhaps lost the habit of telling lies — for life itself is a
    • earlier period of life.
    • our youth are fully realized in our old age. This applies, of course,
    • assume that he told many lies during his past incarnation? We say to
    • determine our actions: He will have told us many lies during a past
    • influence upon them will be an immense relief to them and bring them
    • There are three ways in which we can face Karma: We may not believe
    • in it at all; we may believe in it, and then we may apply the test by
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    • we always have before us these four members, implies that the
    • cannot grasp life. To be sure, some investigators believe that if
    • condition particularly applies to the human head. I already explained
    • superficial facts can show you that religious beliefs have become
    • of people, but only human egoism, multiplied by so and so many
    • believe it, that there really exist societies in Anglo-American
    • People also do not believe that the Orientals, too, obtain
    • applied to Central Europe, but these explanations were not taken as
    • truly objective foundation of human evolution always rebounds, flies
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    • consider what lies nearest to us, the earthly plane.
    • multiplied form. What is so alarming is that the oneness, the
    • have, to begin with, the force which lies at the foundation of
    • the etheric body may engrave upon it the signs which lie at the
    • activity which lies at the foundation of thinking is part of
    • upon it tomorrow. The same applies to inner life. Man lives in
    • Through feeling, we may learn to know the things which lie
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    • element in human evolution. It is the belief in the authority of
    • impossible in earlier times.
    • oneself in the purely inherited characteristics will lie like a
    • And that is why so many lies have to find a camping-ground in the
    • spiritual conception of the world is to lie.
    • instincts of mankind belies the spirit utterly. ... We see on all
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    • to-day is comparatively new; it is a product of evolution. In earlier
    • some oilier reason. When this is so, man feeds on what is in his own
    • world, would alienate us from it, driving us back again and again
    • that we carry in our soul are there as a result of earlier lives on
    • earlier years, we discover with the eye of the spirit what we could
    • to recognise that the life we are now living is dependent on earlier
    • we may, on the one hand, be able, having brought from an earlier life
    • to causes in an earlier life on earth. In other words, we need to
    • applied to human destiny.
    • free of him with unbelievable force and certainty.
    • not present in earlier and other paths to initiation. I mean the
    • earlier years. In fact, I read these only when I must: for instance,
    • in solitude. In earlier limes, when the path of initiation knowledge
    • of earlier times provision was always made for the receiving of
    • merely man in general, but each single human being, is relied upon to
  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • unprofitable. And it is often applied in an unprofitable way,
    • karma had been accumulated in the earlier periods of earth
    • sight; it implies the gradual coming to the surface, little by little
    • where belief in authority is concerned. In our time putting faith in
    • understanding; now they must acquire it, develop it, and their belief
    • hand and foot to our belief in authority. Only think how helpless
    • convictions only serving to uphold belief in authority.
    • only in vague talk, however warm the feelings which underlie it;
    • little company rallied round the spiritual-scientific conception of
    • understanding to which it is allied, with the materialistic way of
  • Title: Lecture: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
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    • that of man in ancient times, if we believe that the spiritual beings
    • within the spiritual, which lies at the foundation of each single
    • instance, what it signifies that the spine of animals lies in the
    • through such practices. Nearly all of the earlier great religious
    • to advance to man's true being. The human soul and spirit lie deeply hidden
    • on that conquest he must know about what lies hidden within him. He must
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    • whose significance lies, not merely within the course of earth-evolution,
    • that is implied in this manner of dating the Easter festival, it will be
    • impulse of freedom inevitably implies that, if man would again have
    • In earlier times men had been familiar with
    • has brought with it a belief that is absurd and senseless.
    • believe that he had by his own power worked his way up little by little
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    • I cannot but believe:
    • believe that every single one of us has come here gladly for this
    • is scarcely a realm of human life which lies outside our subject.
    • whole Earth. Yet the same nonsense (as applied to the magnetic
    • needle) is considered good sense by the men of to-day when applied to
    • start from something which lies behind the physical and chemical
    • man (and to a certain extent it applies to animal life also), we
    • himself. To the plant world, however, it applies in the highest
    • peculiar way by silicon. (I do not say what lies in the senses
    • grows too strong, may even find relief in thunderstorms. How
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    • process the “head” beneath must be supplied with what it
    • needs. The “head” is supplied out of the Cosmos, but it
    • for this lies in all that which we bring to the plant by way of
    • influence. (What I am now saying applies especially, however, to the
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    • limestone disturbs it. Therefore it allies itself to silica. Silica
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    • science. And yet, to-day no man of science believes in this proposition.
    • This applies also to
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    • Here is a room; we find an extraordinary number of flies in it. Because
    • there are so many flies, we say the room is dirty. But the room is not
    • dirty because of the flies. On the contrary, the flies are there because
    • to increase the number of flies (imagining that they will eat the dirt
    • No doubt it arises from the experiences which they believe they have
    • will believe us, will they not, for even they speak of radium!)
    • which contains the crumbled oak-bark lie in the slime in the water).
    • unknown. If they were known, people would more readily believe such
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    • when it works through the air through all that lies above the level
    • all the resources that were once upon a time applied. They had exhausted
    • very earliest germinating activity within the Earth. So the old Indians
    • to-day will not believe it; such things were known and mastered once
    • believe that 150 workers will produce three times as much; you must
    • itself, it certainly applies to what we must do in counteracting it.
    • power lies inherent in seed-nature. It is the very property of the seed
    • occur in the seed-formation will occur at an earlier stage. Precisely
    • somehow relieve the earth of the excessive Moon-force that is in it.
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    • I must ask you to follow me in matters which lie yet a little farther
    • of insects and birds — all that flutters and flies stands in relation
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    • we have reason to believe could be increased, we shall certainly attain
    • into the leafing process. This applies for instance to the pod-bearing
    • indirectly the other parts of the plant also, notably those that lie
  • Title: Lecture: The Significance of the Mass
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    • everyone believed that each life was only one of a long
    • but he proclaims what has been believed for thousands of
  • Title: Lecture: The Universe
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    • go back into earlier times if we wish to grasp man in his
    • And what lies in the middle, would offer him the
    • the middle we have what lies in
    • characteristic lies in the gesture of looking back.
    • being reaches birth, the first four force impulses lie
    • cosmos, but on the other hand lies what may fill us, I
    • characteristic lies in the fact that it turns backwards;
    • that the characteristic of Gemini lies in the fact that
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • eyes he passes through the worlds that lie beyond the threshold of the world
    • holiest of all. (I speak of all true Templars — abuses can of course be
    • experienced in their holiest moments, what they had worked out and developed
    • all-too-human.” It arises in the mind of one who can believe that the
    • upward direction. But this lies in our own choice. In our age of time it is
    • actually believe that they place their children into existence all by
    • themselves. And as materialism spreads, it will be more and more believed
    • that lies beyond the threshold, one knows that both — the early death
    • grow old. Physically, one dies earlier and another later; seen from a
    • French Revolution that they believed in the physical plane alone. It may be
    • that in their consciousness they thought they believed in something else.
    • century, because everything was applied to the body, and ideals which only
    • they tried to comprehend them all together, believing as they did in the
    • Equality applied to the external physical world is
    • Freedom and Brotherhood, and applied all three to external physical life. In
    • Lemurian epoch. We find there a certain moment in evolution — it lies
    • learned to know earlier. Galvanism, the electricity of contact, which has a
    • earlier. Suddenly this thought emerges in a human being, in a perfectly
    • times to what he experienced earlier. Life takes its course in cycles, in
    • instance, knows what is contained and implied in the Word; he knows that in
  • Title: Paths to Knowledge of Higher Worlds
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    • against the efforts of natural science, as so many people believe; on
    • that the same applies to the forces of the soul. When certain
    • The same applies to that which we now allow to fill our consciousness
    • human soul is to live in a sound condition. This applies to the
    • ado. This even applies to the most elementary things in honest
    • should be applied to the soul-life, by observing it in a concrete
    • into a reality which lies beyond space and time.
    • ordinary physical world lies behind us like a memory. We must have it
    • soul-spiritual manner a later moment of our soul-life with an earlier
    • implies a striving after knowledge, an aesthetic striving and an
    • worlds must be conquered again. It is shortsighted to believe that
    • held fast for a time. This applies to every organ. What is retained
    • knowledge of man are applied to the developing human being, to the
  • Title: Errors in Spiritual Investigation
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    • city and, because he believed the city to be unsafe, his eye induced
    • about by a rightly applied concentration, contemplation, and
    • that he would believe himself destroyed if he could not look at what
    • lies only within us.
    • which has already been characterized and which underlies the
    • spiritual world. The error here, however, lies in considering a proof
    • valid only if it takes place in the realm of phenomenalism; it lies
    • to the spiritual world; it is demanded that proof be supplied that
    • between phenomenalism and ecstasy, in knowing both, lies the truth,
    • error, however, lies as much on the side of phenomenalism as on the
    • lie who lets himself indulge only the least bit in inaccuracy will
    • notice that it is only a tiny step from inaccuracy to lies and
    • He who believes that what comes from the communications of
    • only the ordinary sense objects with his concepts, he believes that
    • themselves but the kind he imagines (ertraeumt), which he believes
    • peculiarity arises: Maeterlinck takes to be merely a belief that
    • conviction, which would be akin to a certain primitive belief of
    • humanity). He calls it a belief, because he cannot perceive that what
    • we are concerned with here does not have to do with belief but with
    • existed a kind of belief, a certain mathematical-geometrical belief
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    • Insofar as the so-called believers in a simple faith point to the
    • people still disbelieve today — we are only at the beginning of
    • life, as materialists believe, but something that comes from the
    • people believe) or from the surface of the skin to the nerve centre
    • why people believe the motor nerves to be the bearer of the will is
    • present times? If we ignore what men believed in early stages of
    • preceding it. Earlier epochs of human evolution, it is true, also
    • scientific point of view, that whilst in earlier epochs the
    • time in which the earlier connection with the spirit, with the
    • conscious existence. This spiritual element, which in earlier times
    • believe to be the results of ‘simple faith.’ On the
    • plunge into this spiritual perception, making him believe that
    • and a light-irradiated, self-disciplined will are not applied to
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    • time, knows the secrets of the stars and applies them. Plants are
    • body, as in earlier times he used his astral body, in the cycle of
  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • much to do at the present time, that we cannot believe that with our
    • people may disbelieve it — the faith in authority has never
    • must believe in, they must recognise authority, that they must have
    • belief in authority. If he cannot find them — do not take it
    • ill of me, if I say — that the less he finds of this belief in
    • developed. Who is not convinced to-day, on the grounds of a belief in
    • accordance with which it progresses. How can man believe, that what
    • Clever such a man might be who believes that because
    • of the spiritual worlds. People will not believe that this is not
    • then applied to the conceptions of Spiritual Science. Because
    • So long as we allow ourselves to believe that he who blows his
    • — so long as we hold beliefs derived from the carelessly
    • nature and on man; words to which Faust replies, — for it is
    • greatest faults of our day lie, which are bringing about the decline
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • lie slumbering in his daily life, will gradually begin to see a
    • be different. The ideal of the European lies one stage higher; it is
    • something which applies to themselves also.
    • manhood lies in every individual, but it must be brought to
    • I believe, by that deeply spiritual writer, Rabindranath Tagore, the
    • Now here lies a great danger. Whereas the
    • of soul in a region where the soul does not dwell. Here lies the
    • lies at the root of the existence of the many sectarian movements in
    • element and he was misled with the belief that what man can know is
    • of Marxism — and Marxism believes only in human thinking.
    • is applied merely to the world of sense and has not penetrated to the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • for his was like a remembrance of an earlier incarnation. The
    • in earlier incarnations; there was a kind of consolidation of
    • spirituality, would have allied himself with Christ had he
    • earlier times men celebrated this festival in a different
    • an earlier humanity.
    • earlier Initiates, when they passed into the spiritual world,
    • could have proclaimed. When the earlier Initiates — let
    • from an old plant, from an earlier seed, but now the old has
    • (‘Marienlieder’) were recited by Marie von Sivers
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • catastrophe (as, I believe, everyone who is not asleep must do); we
    • question is presented here. What really lies at the base of all
    • lies something which is extraordinarily difficult for our
    • believe them. But what does this mean? It only means that they want
    • need to believe it; it was “only” art. People felt an
    • What lies behind this?
    • Behind this lies the
    • believe that nothing more than the instrument of the physical body is
    • People believe themselves Christians but have not even understood the
    • name of their God in vain every moment and believe themselves to be
    • reveal itself to one who, in the spiritual life, is the coolie of the
    • see what lies at the base of all this. But thoughts are
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • lies the dignity of man, wherein exists true human worth?” Here
    • the certainty of belief. Man looks within on that which shines in us
    • man must find within himself a certainty of belief. He must recognise
    • know and what he can believe, and can persuade themselves that this
    • belief, yet, even if one has already found a certainty of belief,
    • against the necessary exactions of science, certainty of belief can
    • through events which lie deep in the subconscious, disturbing that
    • consciously or unconsciously invoked, lies our physical and
    • So I believed I must speak in
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    • effect that in earlier times was produced by means of these
    • Our earlier stages of
    • suppose, for example, that because of his earlier death a man had no
    • to the smallest possible extent on belief in authority.
    • not appeal to your belief in authority but to your capacity for
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • ‘nervousness’ and all that this word implies; and we can
    • body lies at the occult foundation of every kind of cramp or
    • occult facts; we must believe in the existence and activity of the
    • applied became apparent, surely it proves the existence of the
    • not nearly as good as you believe. This is a universal truth —
    • difficult this is in life. For instance, when a man has lied to you,
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • respects, shaken old, traditional beliefs, and although many people
    • lifeless forms, though it can also be applied to the spatial and
    • spatial relations, we believe we are determining something completely
    • express myself about these things with radical honesty, I replied:
    • applies mathematics as it has been elaborated to date. But anyone who
    • for those earlier epochs in the evolution of man's cognition what
    • earlier conditions, but perhaps one can use it — required as
    • a very interesting thing — that what men had to strive for in earlier
    • self-understood, had been achieved in still earlier times through
    • breathing exercises of earlier times had been replaced by a more inward
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • what would have been done? Well, one would have applied to one or
    • underlies all visual art — with full consciousness. Precisely
    • into the cosmos. People believe to-day that the various drawings,
    • I am now about to say may sound heretical to many, but I believe it flows
    • It is repugnant to you. (I tried it recently, at least in relief.)
    • traditional, on old styles and motives. We believe we are
    • (Glieder). The whole human being is a more complicated
    • its exultations and all that lies between. And Anthroposophy must be
    • exultant and all that lies between. As one saw the stars clearly in
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • destroy matter utterly, within that sphere which lies deeper than
    • believed that he could speak in such a manner if he came back,
    • of destruction lies within, beyond the memory-mirror. But the life of
    • visionaries of natural science. What lies beyond the sphere of the
    • in that realm which lies within man as a centre of destruction. And
    • be found even among people who have come from the same milieu. But
    • crude understanding that has been applied in the last few centuries
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • and the reason is that beyond the tapestry of the senses lies that
    • implied in this. First, the belief that the message of the Father God cannot
    • the spiritual conflict that was fought out during the earliest
    • fast — as in earlier times men were told about the Fall and
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • living teaching of the Risen Christ: resurrection. Today it lies in the
    • testifies that he was only able to believe in Christ after He had
    • truth concerning the earliest periods in the evolution of earthly
    • the earliest dwellers on the Earth knew nothing of death —
    • evolution and progress of humanity from the earliest epochs to
    • earliest times, men were not faced with the question of death as
    • [The three earlier embodiments of the Earth. See:
    • earliest days of the Christian era.
    • that the earliest messengers of Christianity attached great
    • In those earlier
    • the spiritual world, facts which lie behind the veil of matter.
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    • quite clearly. In earlier days I explained the conceptions of Realism, by
    • earlier conceptions, far more concrete and essential.
    • In earlier ages, people did
    • this real being of an earlier age into the abstract idea.
    • reality indeed descended from earlier quite real beings, but people
    • with the divine spiritual creator of the beings. This implies that
    • Christ. Really, this is what lies at the foundation of the Wycliffe
    • lies deeper still. You cannot be content with what you bring with you
    • what lies buried in greater depths.
    • born with certain deficiencies. If we are atheists, this implies to a
    • took up the old ideas according to this or to that traditional belief;
    • conceptions of Anthroposophy with the earlier wisdom of the Father we
    • more or less on ancient traditional beliefs, and then pass on to
    • theosophists believed that the understanding of the materialistic
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • — for she actually achieved this — really implied that
    • thirteen days which lie between December 25th and January 6th, and on
    • A great deal lies concealed
    • to-day's lecture: to a deepened insight into things which lie
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    • To-day we shall first speak of something which lies in the
    • which science supplies to us, in the form in which science now exists
    • to be applied to the social sphere. If sound common sense were
    • That which lies behind the
    • evolution, the essence of that primeval science was lost. This lies
    • This Aristotelian thinker could not believe it. Galilei then
    • now have to believe what he saw with his own eyes. But his friend
    • statements, I prefer to believe in Aristotle, and not in
    • take up the facts supplied by the science of chemistry, physics,
    • the results which natural science supplies, or else we investigate
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    • whole course of man's evolution, we may observe that earlier
    • to-day only believe ourselves to have. These old
    • ask: Does not the root of the matter perhaps lie really
    • deeper? It does lie deeper. People to-day are too much bent
    • talents — lies in developing in the very highest degree
    • paths, yet it lies in the Anglo-American nature to seek for
    • Freedom lies in the European world; whilst the
    • that lies deeper; and one must, in every case, try to lift
    • living, is one whose strength lies in words. We must
    • a kind that lie deeper than forms of civilisation in city or
    • Central Europe, with all that it was, lies in the dust. What
    • they certainly do not believe in the reality of any sort of
    • National Being. And herein lies the profound inward falsity
    • to which men to-day do homage. They do not believe in the
    • entity — for men to believe in. It is just the same
    • and believe that they are talking about realities
    • really believe in this purely mathematical world, in the
    • analogy they found was a very thin one and lies chiefly in
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    • afterwards believed when he looked back on it). Then, when he
    • sanguine, and phlegmatic, and how this weaving together lies
    • significant truth lies behind these things! A man of today
    • which lies behind the physical. So do we see it in this
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • which, after certain metamorphoses, will underlie the
    • for its subsequent embodiments is all that underlies man's
    • the course of the year. We see also how in their earliest
    • actually underlie the forming of a human being. The fact that
    • spiritually between death and rebirth; and that which lies
    • difficulty in spreading Spiritual Science lies in this
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    • indeed a connection between the earlier conceptions of the
    • Child, by the birth of the Christ Child. And if we believe
    • even earlier period had experienced what I have been
    • are, of course, different from those of earlier times, and in
    • was left of Christmas Plays belonging to far, far earlier
    • can be said about the people of earlier times. What men felt
    • by a pure, unsullied, well-prepared soul and that it will not
    • Plays. We then have a conception of mankind's belief in
    • divine-spiritual reality — a belief acquired through
    • a kind of applied technology; in the future there will either
    • told: There lies the hope for the future of mankind!
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    • concludes with a confession of belief in repeated earthly
    • lies hidden behind the world of sense. Our consciousness to-day
    • an earlier time. Neither is it generally admitted that
    • not as yet fully conscious of this wisdom. In his earlier years he
    • these mysteries lie hidden beyond the region of the life that passes
    • conception of the world built upon such a foundation? It was believed
    • into maya. Yet he need not alienate himself from this world in order
    • truth. How great a contrast lies here between the wisdom of Buddha
    • for an act arising out of an earlier consciousness. This former
    • lies in his own innermost being. In the Christian sense, redemption
    • to a higher Ego whence it has descended. The Buddhist believes in the
    • succession of similar individualities, the Buddhas, and herein lies
    • endless repetition to the belief that there is meaning and an
    • strives upwards, for a yet deeper meaning lies in the striving of
    • facts tallies in a wonderful way with Spiritual Science, but we see
    • element of unbelief and paralysis of will, born of a feebleness of
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    • spiritualistic superstitions of earlier times, or with the
    • only convenient units of calculation (and here what is implied is
    • we believe, but how we explain — in a word, our attitude
    • Knowledge of the soul and Spirit must be applied to the very
    • experience. This applies very specially to the domain of health and
    • lie within them.
    • mental or psychical diseases lies in the organic system of the
    • merely said by way of example, for the same thing applies in other
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    • lies a most essential element of all earthly culture and
    • lies between, soul meets with soul through speech. We feel that we
    • nerves. In earlier ages of human evolution, this was not the case to
    • In earlier ages of human
    • Physics to believe that the peculiar forms in the air are the reality
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • earliest Greek period, we find that they were of quite a different
    • bodily life as was the case in earlier times. He looks upon birth as
    • in earlier times he had little sense of his body and a strong sense
    • earlier Greek age, the “Logos” — descended upon
    • God Who in earlier times only revealed Himself from the stars —
    • human form on the Cross. And just as Buddha believed that in the
    • this was the answer given by the Initiates in the earliest times
    • from the sleep of life? And so, just as the earliest Initiates had
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    • believe that this is utter nonsense. But this is only due to the fact
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    • EARLIER
    • earlier — that he had previously revealed himself through angels
    • evolutionary progress, in contrast to the earlier manifestations,
    • within him. The Christ is thus multiplied in them. All of this
    • priests. Believers were expected to participate in the Mass, which
    • and to point our simply that the resurrection belief — the belief
    • different than believing that the holy garment of Treves had some
    • of what one is able to believe, as a rational person might believe
    • honestly, it is impossible to believe that they refer to an ordinary human
    • during our earliest years we are far wiser than we are later
    • working on ourselves inwardly in this way, during our earliest
    • whatsoever with what lies outside the physical body.
    • disbelievers, even among the shepherds. When one of the shepherds
    • supplied by Rudolf Steiner Library, Ghent, NY). This edited version
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    • deposits from earlier and ever earlier times, successively overlaid
    • Some idea of the methods applied and of the manner in which research
    • in the tone applied in the present description), the events in the
    • the present and earlier evolutionary stages of the earth, more detailed
    • prerequisites for conditions prevailing in an earlier time?
    • the earth in earlier times and settled only by degrees. This must
    • spirit-and-soul, working into matter as they do, underlie external
    • further we go back, the nearer we come to that sphere in which lies
    • left from earlier — to begin with more living, organic
    • matter, and believes that together with man's desertion of the
    • must be examined with the sternness which should be applied to every
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • soul we may say that at the one pole of this soul-life lies the
    • carry out by means of our will, even then experience lies at the back
    • that which is to come, by what lies in the future. Feeling stands mid-way
    • gradually develop from the time of conception and birth lie the
    • an earlier life, and they have preserved the directing forces
    • thoughts of such people can be traced back to their earlier years.
    • In reality thought and nothing else lies behind this tapestry of the
    • senses. In other words, thought and thought alone lies behind
    • that we can penetrate into what lies at the back of the content of
    • which does not belong to the present, but to the past. The past lies
    • harmony with what exists outside us. But the way does not lie
    • striving towards the spirit. Matter lies far beneath me. In
    • tried to indicate to-day that thinking lies at the opposite pole. A
    • opposing forces, and both work in the human being. Equilibrium lies
    • point of course. Between these two lie Inspiration and
    • reality goes back to very much earlier times. In this poem there is
    • longer coincides with the thinking of earlier times. Those people who
    • Kingdom of his God, but the thinking of an earlier, time placed
    • An earlier humanity still understood rightly the contrast
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    • liegt, nach dem ändern Pol hin das Willenselement, zwischen
    • vornehmen, das wir durch den Willen dann ausführen, so liegen ja
    • Konzeption und seit der Geburt, da liegt zunächst der Wille, und
    • physischen Leibes herauskommt, seine Glieder bewegt, und wie nach und
    • Erdenleben, die verlieren wir eigentlich im Verlauf des
    • Verhältnis zur umliegenden Natur ins Auge fassen. Ich verstehe
    • in den Sinnesqualitäten liegt, mit dem Bewußtsein umfasse,
    • darangegliedert? Können Sie das nächste Ereignis logisch
    • Zählens liegen in unserem eigenen Inneren. Aber daß das
    • darinnen liegt, wenn Sie es in seiner Aufeinanderfolge betrachten,
    • betrachtet man es ja ziemlich ausschließlich als geistig, wenn
    • früherer Zeit stammt. In diesem Gedicht liegt etwas rein
    • Mitte liegt.
    • schließlich durch alles Denken. Sie wird nur wettgemacht
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    • into Art. For indeed it lies very near to our hearts that
    • easy. I believe that when course after course of lectures is followed
    • thought if I am really to believe in the Resurrection, and what is
    • believe that in the new book by Mrs. Besant Christ is in question.
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    • what underlies the world it does not suffice to speak of it in
    • no longer ‘earlier’ or ‘later.’ It is
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • expression of what lies behind it. Conditions of heat are the
    • an actual comprehension of what lies behind, when it is said:
    • understanding of what lies behind the phenomenon of beat. If it
    • deeds. And we must never believe that we can acquire any conception
    • deeds of the Spirits of Wisdom lie behind it. Weaving, active air
    • of Wisdom. They give at an earlier moment, and that which is
    • to-day. Thus it was on ancient Sun; what was given at an earlier time
    • given earlier, what was still there and could be reflected by the
    • Archangels. Thus we have on the Sun an earlier act of giving and a
    • at an earlier age could be reflected again at the present time. We
    • outer are the two opposites which we now meet. The earlier and the
    • what was formerly there, the earlier. The gifts they receive they
    • to preserve into later ages what belongs to the earlier, and so
    • inhabitant of Mars would then see that the Sun-existence must lie
    • in remembrance of me.”‘ The earlier preserved in the
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • will as a rule underlies it. Whatever he does, be it the
    • will underlies them. From his will proceeds everything that leads to
    • described at the beginning of this lecture. For what lies beneath all
    • discern what the realities are that underlie them. That resignation
    • underlies it. Now, we know that while the Sun progressed to Moon,
    • have always believed them able to give freedom to man without
    • the cosmic order. In earlier ages artists in dim consciousness were
    • believes the evolution of the world is accomplished by means of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • may just be mentioned here, that in earlier conceptions of the world
    • earthly conditions which have evolved out of the earlier ones, we
    • different concepts and ideas on the subject. But if his earlier
    • longing. Suppose that he, through living in an earlier age, in which
    • lies in the higher consciousness must be plunged into the
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    • own property intellectually and as he believes that he cannot have
    • clear idea of what this implies, if we think symbolically of the more
    • place, it is alienated from its origin.
    • which an alien character is imprinted from the outset. Thus there are
    • Beings in whose substance this alien stamp is imprinted from the
    • feeling, we are reminded of something in which an alien character is
    • astral body, and etheric body, alienated from that within which alone
    • spread out around our earth there really lies the virtue of giving, a
    • knows anything of this cannot but believe in them. It is a fruitless
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    • our physical world lies another, non-physical or spiritual
    • existed in earlier times. It is important to know this and be
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • also from the way they see themselves. People believe so
    • scheme which lies behind the world of nature if one is to
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    • accepted beliefs. The world holds opinions that not only
    • believe they have long since outgrown the illusions and
    • physical world and believe that if they realize this we shall
    • materialistic premises. Many say they believe in the world of
    • may pretend to themselves that they believe in something
    • else, in reality they believe only in the physical world. And
    • since they do not believe in anything more than just the
    • will be impressed and believe you. Yet it is all a matter of
    • otherworldly sects, but by groups whose beliefs spread far
    • believe in reincarnation if forced to do so. So you see, the
    • reason for believing in reincarnation is a highly peculiar
    • People are rather in the habit of believing in authority,
    • despite the fact that modern people do not believe in
    • Believe me, I
    • belief that Hermann Bahr had Jewish connections. Conversion
    • said there, and people are beginning to believe them, which
    • lies. I have better things to do than refute the tales told
    • a continuation of earlier practices: to have individual
    • lies, the rule would not have been necessary. But everything
    • you like. The truth will not be affected by the lies which
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    • As I said in my earlier lectures, the time
    • In my earlier
    • will need to know about in the time which lies just ahead.
    • other, higher worlds lie beyond it — which could only
    • with human birth and death. You should never believe that
    • do, of course, believe that all this — the telegraph,
    • earlier times, the elemental spirits of birth and death
    • perfect, I am kind, I am someone who does not believe in
    • harmful than belief in absolute ideals, for they are at odds
    • truths today because they simply do not believe truth to be
    • of the Spirit. Modern people believe truth must always be
    • eagerly fought for his own truth. Each of them believes that
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • seriously. Souls change much more than we believe, and it is
    • What lies
    • be confused with something else. People might well believe
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • head, which is their own, having come from earlier evolution,
    • come up through the whole human being. In earlier times, in
    • still had it for a long time afterwards. Those earlier people
    • does of course believe that Cimon had an ordinary dream and
    • this intellect to reflect on social phenomena. People believe
    • Intuitions from an earlier time. His followers included many
    • people do today, but find a way of going back to earlier
    • any earlier century so vain and so proud of being
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    • historical events or historical figures. This applies even to
    • but what you are able to believe; it must grow from your
    • not believe in a devil with horns and tail walking around in
    • this illusion. It lies at the root of all things which make
    • mentioned, in earlier ages, including the fourth
    • today and of course they do not believe them — there
    • with their teachers. They also believe everybody from their
    • teachers have come into the world a few years earlier than
    • must believe, they must be under the influence of authority,
    • intellect is cultivated by healthy belief in rightful
    • Consider how comfortable it is to have a goal and to believe
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    • in the spirit, and this also applies where humanity is
    • philosopher therefore applied his ideology to the question,
    • ideas. And what did he say? Believe it or not, he said:
    • applied to the dead, inorganic mineral world. If philosophers
    • apply to human life what applies only in the lifeless,
    • say about this book, but I believe it is something which has
    • comparison can be applied to anything. If you like, I can
    • proof of the pudding lies in the eating; it does not lie in
    • out of a dozen will believe the analogy to be valid for all
    • reality; we have developed a system of ideas and then applied
    • believe, of pure sense and reason.
    • earlier was drawn: that the premises do not have to be
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • admit that such laws do not signify much when applied to a
    • applies to the earth with reference to the time-scale used by
    • overlooked today, but very often is. It is the belief that
    • prepared to believe. Anyone who has the opportunity to go
    • happened earlier in the spiritual world. Let us assume this
    • people who believe in pantheism and similar philosophies
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • earlier times.’ You will recall all the things people tend to
    • going on in modern times. Who would believe, for example
    • terms of world history, but the same applies to major
    • into these things. But if you get a feeling of what lies behind
    • is implied.
    • of ancient Greece and Rome, people superstitiously believed
    • of principles which are applied today would achieve anything
    • of the future. Believe me, everything people achieve today in
    • believe it is possible to discover anything about the future
    • had not earlier thought in myths. You cannot have modern
    • scientists believe that they now have the theories of
    • and they believe only the things which can be perceived in
    • doing well if people believe that science gives a true image
    • applied in this field is one which is much sinned against
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    • Perhaps it is difficult to believe this today, but the time
    • between human beings and the universe. People today believe
    • lies the rhythmical life of the Moon.
    • taken into account in times like those which lie ahead; it
    • believed when this war started that it would last no longer
    • lies ahead life itself will have to be the subject for
    • of course, believe they are particularly clever and logical,
    • abstract — though here applied to things of the spirit
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • we believe that having got the definitions we have also
    • spiritual world, that is from heaven to earth, in earlier
    • proclamations of national ideals belonging to earlier
    • ‘ideals’ proclaimed by people today. In earlier
    • and people would believe it to be highly idealistic. We must
    • elevation to the highest spheres, for being applied to soul and
    • up in earlier times. To understand Darwin, one merely has to
    • people must gain the power of youth which lies in
    • In earlier
    • asceticism, believing this to consist in mortifying the
    • terms. This must continue, but it should not be applied to
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • blood bonds. They brought people together in families,
    • particular families, tribes, nations and races each time they
    • believe. Our age may be materialistic and want to become even
    • their lives people will believe only in the physical world
    • people can believe that this war, which is not a war of the
    • believe this. Many will believe it, of course, if outer
    • have; they will fail to realize what actually lies dormant
    • The belief that the tempest now raging is caused by the
    • in 1913, in the belief that the understanding they had in
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • significance which lies behind all these things. As you know,
    • postAtlantean period of civilization lie in the East of
    • spoke in an earlier lecture:
    • want to push people out into public life at an earlier time.
    • of majority down even further, into the 20s or even earlier
    • you wanted to compare it with earlier stages in natural
    • Anthroposophy can also enrich earlier history. The rubbish
    • whole civilized world. Salvation lies in making the whole of
    • sleep with concepts. They believe the fruits of their
    • the pulling if the others all believe they are doing it
    • believe the opposite of what is really true. This gives the
    • believe that a convinced majority is voting against a
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • earlier had felt himself to be sinful in his moral life —
    • Scholasticism believed that because the human intellect is limited,
    • his intellect. And one believed then that if one wanted to know
    • For, at least in the Realist stream, the Schoolmen totally believed
    • from within. Today we believe that thoughts are not given from
    • the higher animals. They only believe that they understand them.
    • a light color, we no longer believed ourselves connected with
    • Whereas in earlier ages one
    • Therefore I had to say earlier that we do not even understand the
    • fell asleep. Whereas earlier one felt oneself, with full
    • civilization replies: “Let it crack! It's old enough to have
    • unrespectable size. For, it simply lies in human nature for pride to
    • the most unbelievable stories about the spiritual world. If we are
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    • blitt født som menneske og som I Lukasevangeliet skildres
    • lys" ... disse evangeliets ord stammer fra den fjerde
    • Johannesevangeliet. Vi tør uttale dem slik:
    • evangeliene. Men vi blir som mennesker ennu forberedt til at
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • believe that this conception of the thinking human being, of man who
    • For, everything that a thinker applies when he is bent on his
    • arrange their life) has evolved from earlier ways of thinking. Modern
    • of thought is contemplated only in the form in which it is applied in
    • this lies in the considerations that I have already set forth. Once I said
    • thought corpses lies in man's pre-earthly existence. The
    • implies that the earth cannot reach the goal of its evolution as long
    • matter really lies far deeper than one generally thinks. Whereas in
    • obeyed the veto on belief in pre-existence or pre-earthly life. Then,
    • in his earliest embryonic stages, we find that the form of the
    • teaching of repeated lives on earth. This lies in a straight line
    • laws which has become universal beauty. This lies in the word
    • Modern man believes that the Greek thought just as he thinks now.
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    • and the Ego are outside, he believes that there is nothing within him
    • sublime Beings, to the divine Powers who have been allied to man from
    • naturally to be given physical expression too. Herein lies
    • that the divine forces allied with the Earth are waking. And with
    • misstatements are sometimes believed. It is anything but pleasant to
    • Das Lied von der initiation: eine Satire; Wahrsprüche
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    • plant-life — must lie in the lifeless, the mineral element.
    • permit what has been conquered in an earlier time to emerge again
    • superstitious to believe that the plant as such perceives or that the
    • person who irritated him earlier. It is said that here we can see
    • of an earlier cause. Only when a being truly looks back to something
    • that took place at an earlier time do we have to do with memory; in
    • elephant's soul if we wished to see how the stimulus applied results
    • Gottlieb Haberlandt — who simply presented the facts they
    • to its earlier position. Such starch cells are found in all plants
    • believes that this is a matter of a kind of sense perception by
    • myths, because it be longs to an earlier planetary condition of our
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    • thought will probably lie near at hand for all of you; it may
    • sense, an echo or aftermath of earlier transformations. I
    • were well aware of all these things. Far from believing that
    • ‘enlightened’ enough to believe in the mere play
    • believing, as they did, that this was necessary to delude the
    • Dupuis, the Mysteries were so many lie-factories, instituted
    • what was exoteric? This question must be applied especially
    • utterly false belief if we imagine that the ideas about God
    • or 15, over and above the forces he possessed in earlier
    • use of machines; moreover, he applies a certain mechanical
    • understand the texture of modern life. It lies not in the
    • Unbelievable as it may seem, there are still many people who
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    • ineffective in this sense; for it implies the fundamental
    • lies hidden in the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • large scale. Nevertheless, everything that lies along this
    • Herein lies the
    • always printed, though needless to say, only the ungodliest
    • not have been more remote; for this epoch believed that the
    • implies that the Wisdom which we have to seek in the sense of
    • the portions that lie farther back, For the frontal portions
    • theorizing and inquiring as to what might lie behind them
    • really underlies such a tendency as Goethe's, not to apply
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    • birth or with the secret of death, Not that it lies so
    • super-sensible Man who underlies the human being of the
    • super-sensible Man who underlies the man of the sense-world
    • ones which really underlie all that humanity possessed by way
    • earliest times man had an exact super-sensible vision of the
    • large number of decimal places. But it not only applies to
    • Pyramids, multiplied by a power of 18, give you the distance
    • to-day are not very prone to believe that there existed in
    • ancient Mysteries mere error and deceit. He believed that in
    • made the simple mistake of believing that the Ancients could
    • people associate with mere empty phrases. I do believe the
    • paramount task of those who believe in Anthroposophy to go
    • be liberated — from the belief in authority; from that
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • the portal of death, is not a belief to be accepted as a vague
    • religious beliefs, for they were trained to accept that certainty
    • which the external world can offer. In regard to that which lies
    • sciences of earlier times, based more on feeling. This
    • people believe that it is well meant … they nevertheless
    • knowledge supplied by super-sensible research, we see that the
    • earlier times of the past, we can only transfer into these
    • primordial epochs that part of man which lies at the foundation
    • course of his development man developed his head out of earlier
    • we conjure up before us a fog. Is it possible to believe that when
    • people still believe that they must halt with a mere thought at
    • believes that this can be its contribution to modern
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • in past times the human being derived everything that he believed
    • Particularly in more remote times, they believed that death had
    • opinions and exercises that lie far back in pre-Christian times;
    • also applied in natural science and if we strengthen and sharpen
    • extinguished. A modern man thus believes that his life arises
    • belief that our natural instincts, our blood, our flesh, our
    • come from a belief forced upon man! Every religious belief has
    • earlier to later events. Now we think contrary to the natural
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • It lies in the
    • perception and which lie beyond the sphere of ordinary
    • of ordinary science in order to investigate what lies beyond
    • applies to this sphere the same way of thinking, the same
    • given by the medium or, as Sir Oliver Lodge believed, with the
    • hand with an inky nib and who believed that he had blood
    • belief that he would have to die through blood poisoning. Thus it
    • supplies the critical objection which must be raised even against
    • believer. He briefly recapitulates what I have been giving you as
    • must stand before our souls. Those who believe that the
    • the aid of the ordinary scientific methods applied today, will
    • implies that we dive down into our body.
    • and by being applied inwardly instead of outwardly, the will
    • understanding, with ordinary thoughts which are applied to
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • the reproach that many people more and more believe that
    • thousands of years. We then look back into a time which lies 3000
    • cause lies deeply rooted in the soul development of humanity. If
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, which lies in the middle, in between
    • initiate in the mysteries of his time, could not believe in the
    • believed in the risen Christ, not in the living Jesus, and he
    • meaning lies in the words of Angelus Silesius: “Though
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • longer corresponds to the living human being. The form which lies
    • lies before us; it must dissolve. It is not a reality. Similarly
    • perceived, in its corresponding image. The same applies to the
    • derived from the stars, and this force is our will. What lies in
    • foundation of feeling lie the metal influences coming from the
    • earth. And the consciousness based on the will lies still deeper.
    • touching something. But everything that really lies in between,
    • body for the influences which come from the gold radiations, lies
    • ordinary one. And today it should not be applied to life in a
    • knowledge based on full consciousness. An earlier, more
    • are applied to hydrogen, oxygen, etc., or whether one adheres to
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • believe, as external science does, that it is possible to obtain
    • applies to our age — is a world of semblance, of illusion.
    • in short, into everything which, symbolically speaking, lies
    • surveyed, which lies between the beginning and end of the earth.
    • in which everything will perish. In between lies what we know,
    • of meaning in history, when one sets out from occidental beliefs.
    • clergyman who believes that he may gain knowledge of the
    • that lies concealed in them, all that has already been lost in
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • learning of that time, he believed that he had risen to a higher
    • intellectually, he believed that he was a human being in a higher
    • Century formed and described his ideas, shows us that he believed
    • centuries which induced men to believe that by rising up to
    • to a time which does not lie so very far back, by considering,
    • ideal-intellectualistic way and believed to be human beings in
    • past epochs. In earlier times, the world of ideas was linked up
    • as a mechanism. Consequently people believed in the possibility
    • thought, to thoughts with sharp outlines, can only be applied to
    • from a kind of alien position, as it were, to a transcendental
    • the belief that God might then express himself through man.
    • universe replied: God can become Man. This reply was given
    • only with the knowledge of lifeless things applied by modern men,
    • the world, and they believe that this can be done by personal
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    • by believing that it is only controlled by neutral laws of
    • victory, if man were alienated from his beginnings, from the
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    • were organised chiefly by the Christian Churches for believers in
    • from a deeper point of view. A deep meaning lies in the fact that in
    • implies that as regards our Ego we remain in a certain respect behind
    • this human body in childhood. This is what should underlie our
    • our hearts. These plays were there in manuscript in certain families
    • Schröer and earlier by Weinhold and others in many different
    • goes back to still earlier times. A manger was erected, a stall with
    • another Mary. In earlier times they spoke their parts in the Latin
    • religion endure by the side of this? Can one anyhow believe (he asks)
    • believe that a good Providence or wise cosmic ruling or anything of
    • it, that which lies on the further side of death, yet fives already
    • world after the time of our earliest recollection. Let us go back
    • public lecture on Johann Gottlieb Fichte, I might have added a few
    • materialists are not alone in this. Others, who believe themselves to
    • quoted were written by Johann Gottlieb Fichte. He is a case in point.
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    • believers of the mystery of Christmas night. Especially in these most
    • during childhood. This is what should lie at the basis of the
    • remained in the hands of certain families in the villages and were
    • but it goes back to still earlier times.) A manger was placed
    • using the dolls. In the earliest times they even presented the
    • child in a manger. Certainly earlier, when they were not permitted
    • events?” As Haeckel asks it, “Can one believe that
    • believing in any kind of beneficent providence or wise guidance of
    • for and believe in meaning by looking just at what is going on now
    • only if that which unites in the right way with what lies beyond death,
    • all this? It lies in everything we become in the world only after
    • lecture about Johann Gottlieb Fichte which I gave last Thursday, I
    • only materialists who do not know what to do. Others who believe
    • of Johann Gottlieb Fichte. If the Mystery of Golgotha continues to
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    • quite a different nature and we have reason to believe that, in the
    • of Zarathustra lies to the North of the land from which the great
    • Zarathustra called that which lies behind the physical
    • this Spirit. Herein lies the great significance of the doctrine.
    • Zervane Akarene — that which lies behind the light.
    • abstract conception of what underlies the Zarathustrian doctrine of
    • necessary contrast. This implies that one Primal Power was set over
    • what lies in the realm of the Asuras, and that he should therefore
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    • years before our era, perhaps even earlier still. This may be one
    • to look back to still earlier times when their leading
    • preserved, more especially by the earlier Egyptians, with great piety
    • more deeply into all that lies behind the physical world. And this
    • “Hermes,” and his disciples, believing that he had
    • Such beliefs as have been handed down to us
    • leads men to believe that the legend only contains symbolical images
    • wonderfully with what man believes at the present day, although he
    • the moving Planets and the Zodiac. The earlier forms of the letters
    • earlier than the last. So month by month the year receded until,
    • what lies behind the marvellous pyramids, for instance, and the
    • that Divine Powers had remained at an earlier stage of development in
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    • NATURE OF BUTTERFLIES.
    • manifold many-coloured fluttering of butterflies moving so freely.
    • made based on the flight of birds, dragon-flies, and so forth, but
    • am going to point out something regarding butterflies which does not
    • nothing happens. What I am telling you in regard to butterflies applies
    • implied in what I have told you. One might think that the insect by
    • created out of light. This applies to man as well, by reason of the
    • colour is produced and this applies to the butterfly as well. The
    • butterflies. The human ego actually has the power needed to create real
    • butterflies and insects in general. You see, men imagine everything to
    • surrounded by a flight of butterflies. If he failed to do so he would
    • pronounced the word with right inner feeling he saw actual butterflies.
    • butterflies, because the ego consists of light. But this you cannot do.
    • butterflies by means of light. The ego thinks thoughts and these
    • identical, that light when imprisoned creates butterflies, and that the
    • no longer believe what follows, but formerly they would say: Here we
    • gracious! He still believes in the egg as containing everything; and
    • pension. The same thing applies in the case of the scientist who
    • had told them that the other man was mad because he believed himself to
    • spirit to create the new being. This same thing applies to mankind.
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    • may seem. And this backward experience may be said to lie somewhere
    • after death lies pre-eminently in the unfolding of love.
    • It is only then that we can begin to build upon memory. Earlier than
    • you have the two elements together — from above what lies at the
    • physiological basis of memory — from below what lies at the
    • Herein lies
    • of this lies in the way art has developed. Originally it was one with
    • know what I mean — what mere colour-grinding implies, science
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    • relies on these methods alone can ever carry his observation of the life
    • of the blood which lies behind joy or sorrow. The facts are there, and
    • merely believed; it was for him a certainty; he experienced within
    • general statement that a divine ordering lies at the foundation of the
    • you the experiences that lie beyond birth and death.
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    • For the orthodox scholars of that day believed that worms,
    • belief in the origin of living organisms by spontaneous
    • lies the same disposition of thought as we find in the
    • impressing upon their readers what they ought to believe about
    • following sentence in Darwin's principal work: “I believe
    • applied to it those laws which psychologists have for a long
    • time applied to the soul. If he did not share with them that
    • thinking, which underlies the researches of Natural Science of
    • not apply only to Schiller; it also applies to plain Mrs.
    • as holding enlightened views, has ceased to believe, long before
    • natural idea. It is true, we believed that here as well as
    • contradict the belief that man himself evolved, according to the
    • Believers,” and if one reveals that which is to be found
    • but the opinions of the “New Believers” about man
    • subjects which they proudly believe to have completely
    • “New Believers.” On page 489, Vol II of the 4th
    • On account of this the “New Believer”
    • believer gaily proceeds with his explanations. The difference
    • necessary” laws. The “new believer” retires
    • souls.” And the “new believer” acknowledges
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    • which has taken away life from them lies in the new living
    • decaying organic matter. This was believed of worms and
    • lies in a seed left behind by another living creature; so
    • beliefs have changed in this respect, just as we do not now
    • believe that lower animals, fish, etc., could originate from
    • It lies,
    • earliest childhood. In the normal life of to-day man
    • the universe is only our idea of it. But that lies in the
    • Ego places itself before the ideas as a mirror; but what lies
    • what lies behind the individual Ego centre, which we
    • certainly there is. This lies in that inner soul-life of
    • meditation; but meditation is as a rule applied to the outer
    • remark applied to the process of dying, we will yet turn,
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • since the earliest times, is not so easy to understand as we
    • Elementary Kingdoms belong to what lies behind the world
    • no true goal can be reached, if we believe that a concept
    • about us, such forces and beings lie concealed. It is
    • applied also to the minerals.
    • etheric body lie upon the bed. But this physical body is very
    • physical body lies on the bed, in the human being is asleep?
    • the Beings that lie behind nature, as long as such a work has
    • kingdoms, the Elementary Kingdoms, which lie behind
    • this kingdom lies another, namely the second Elementary
    • them, without causing pain. At an earlier time however, the
    • toward the plant from all sides, like butterflies. The
    • supplies the instincts, the other the bodies, forming and
    • clock at once, but the world, people believe, can be
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • pleasure of speaking to you in earlier lectures.
    • point of view, the many and various religious beliefs and
    • dreaming of a few people alienated from the world and its
    • — is not the whole world, but that behind it all lies
    • a spiritual world. And this spiritual world lies not in some
    • scientists believed that from riverslime lower animals, even
    • definite being, to an earlier spiritual existence and realize
    • centuries to an earlier, psycho-spiritual condition. And if
    • psycho-spiritual condition already present in earlier stages
    • explained by their earlier creation in former life
    • events of earlier lives and conditions of existence.
    • consider an example taken from a time that lies very near to
    • earliest youth he began to incorporate into his poem all
    • were they applied today to any truly modern man, would appear
    • the belief that something exists which leads into the world
    • believed he could recognize the thought, the idea, behind it.
    • justifiable in reference to those who believed that only
    • but denies all that lies behind physical appearance, the
    • shall become alienated from this world — feel any
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • it, must lie very close to our hearts: I mean the
    • Olympus' height, where fools would make believe
    • itself — so does the child lie there. And if it is thrown
    • feel that separated there lies a picture of perfection,
    • body may lie — in order to set apart a tiny body; for the
    • the child-body might lie before us. The highest wisdom remains
    • every hour of the year is well applied, in which we realise it
    • to every child's soul in the loveliest way, and unites
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    • and to note how doctors and their colleagues relied upon the
    • contradiction here, I would believe in Aristotle rather than
    • believed to be the teaching of Aristotle on the subject. Thus
    • earlier, men possessed a certain clairvoyance and that the
    • believed that the manifestations of Nature, the things of
    • believed, as men had done for thousands of years before them:
    • see the Moons of Jupiter, which hardly anyone would believe
    • conception. It seemed so to Galileo, who applied the theory
    • believed the Divine Spirit to be self-existing; and Nature
    • God?” he asks, and replies: “The Spirit is in God
    • everything is the Spirit in Nature, as form, he replies, by
    • the mood which first appeared in Giordano Bruno applied by
    • Goethe applied the ideas of Giordano Bruno — to whom,
    • unsatisfying.” Goethe replied: — “It might
    • applies to the primal archetypal animal in all animals.
    • entire spiritual standpoint lies before us when we study the
  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • entertained thoughts which led him to believe that knowledge
    • applied to these discoveries up to the present day at all
    • ’seventies or ’eighties or earlier, the so-called
    • extended to the human being the theory apparently applied by
    • applied to the descent of man, by following up all the
    • earlier planetary evolution, — at that spiritual,
    • the present day. It denotes the most absolute unbelief in the
    • purpose of combining facts, and a failure to believe that the
    • systems of psychology, — one which really flies in the
    • however is no fault of the teaching; the fault lies in the
    • himself a proof that it is an absurdity to believe that the
    • to some degree of the truth, that the methods applied to the
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • out of her depths, believes she may grasp this world of
    • clear about the individualities of persons applied to
    • conceive then that the truth lies between two opposite
    • instead of on one! Goethe says: “Truth does not lie
    • alongside, who now perceive and feel all that man is, who lie
    • definite religious belief, he thinks something which could be
    • incorrect form, and therein lie many sources of error in the
    • critical mood. Then belief appears in place of objective
    • belief, prejudice, and deluded authority. A suspicious source
    • efforts, comfortably accepts everything on belief in
    • belief. The ideal condition on the contrary would be when the
    • of belief. This last will already fall away partially when
    • through the self correction of the truth. Belief in authority
    • revenges itself, and a faithful believer, who has not thought
    • being forced to believe on coming to far more important
    • who believed they had to reject under all circumstances the
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • applied to this the points of view which have here been brought
    • our time is impressed with a far-reaching belief in authority,
    • from the belief that what a soul feels and wills, wherewith it
    • — cravings which at some earlier time of life
    • Once more, these people believe that they can effect a cure by
    • there are many other things besides, which they believe are
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • believe ourselves to be unbiased in our thought; but it is
    • hit upon this milieu and no other — by an unfailing
    • must be multiplied to get the circumference. We find it,
    • Max Eyth much that lies deeply hidden in the old
    • clarity that the reader may believe it or not, as he pleases,
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • task lies in the sphere of learning are not too obtuse,
    • characteristics from their parents or earlier ancestors. And in
    • content of my recent lecture at Liestal, where I pointed
    • what really underlies this matter from the point of view of
    • which underlies heredity is likewise determined. And as
    • you know from an earlier lecture, the result of the past
    • the processes which lie between death and a new birth do not
    • calling, the human being believes — and others around him
    • too believe — that outer circumstances alone are in
    • differ from the earlier types of humanity which evolved in the
    • course of ages? He asked himself this question, and he replied,
    • modern China! Herzen replies: Not only England but all Europe!
    • that men will no longer seriously believe in anything belonging
    • mentioned this in the Liestal and in other public lectures) so
    • will choose the silliest example I can. Someone might say:
    • how the Numbers correspond among the three Allies!
    • of the silliest examples, of course, for if I were now to step
    • what lies behind it. Even in the example I have just
    • fateful year for the three Allies would have coincided with the
    • certain statements are then added. The origin lies in some
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • believe — though they do not comprehend it — that they
    • the Time-Spirits. These relations lie very far in the hidden
    • when they say ‘I believe in God’ they do admit
    • it is an aberration of belief, of faith, of world-outlook.
    • that it is nonsense (so they say) to believe that what a man
    • distant when men will believe this, for the simple reason that
    • up to this belief is to cultivate — what is indeed
    • superstition. Superstition is the belief in
    • believe in spirits where they are. That is
    • of Goethe's Faust, however far apart these things may lie. To
    • lies in the creation and useful application of the vacuum.
    • a kind of horror of the void. This belief in the
    • incarnation of demons. We need not believe in them if we do not
    • demonic. Wherever electricity is applied, and many
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • earliest times of the evolution of Christianity, when the Event
    • the earliest Christian centuries to feel in the Crucified One
    • and who shared in his earliest experiences. With the exception
    • world. And he is of such a nature that in his earliest years
    • that he reveals even in his earliest years how he has come out
    • conscious life. Every true believer of the Old Testament said
    • Hebrew believed was sanctified by Jahve in the unconscious
    • will find it easy to lie in the presence of spiritual thoughts
    • friends, the fact that we cannot at present be relieved of all
    • of a person who has applied himself to spiritual science guided
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • earliest times regarded the world. All he saw in the firmament
    • Mystery-pupils from the earliest times into the newer age.
    • feeling are in accord with our earlier incarnations.
    • of the knowledge which it has gathered in earlier
    • Below a softly sloping valley lies.
    • Whose destiny we scarcely can believe,
    • Do not believe that but of times gone by
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • asking a great deal of our present age to believe in the existence of
    • underlies this conception. If we were to ask — to take a case
    • further development in the future there lies an intermediate stage.
    • doubt, that man did not complete the earlier evolution of his being,
    • his astral body in an earlier Earth cycle, the Old Moon epoch. Just
    • as we recognize that our present life is the consequence of earlier
    • earlier incarnations. The Sentient Soul and the Intellectual Soul
    • during the epoch of the Old Moon, the etheric body in a still earlier
    • under-went during the earlier stages of our Earth-evolution, the
    • completed their stage of human evolution one epoch earlier. Their
    • earlier. If we go still further back to the first incarnation of our
    • ourselves from without. That is the essential step. And this implies
    • so on. The earlier Spirits, meanwhile, continue their own
    • returns to earlier conditions and repeats them in a higher form. Now
    • this repetition of the characteristics of earlier forms may surprise
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • peoples. The materialist believes that climate, vegetation, or
    • another or dominates it, and so on. Here lies the source of the
    • the mingling of temperaments in the single individuals. Therein lies
    • characteristics which belong to earlier stages. Throughout the
    • behind” at earlier stages of evolution as a kind of sacrifice
    • in bold relief; at other times, when the Spirit of the Age directs
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • relied solely upon external perception? Everything that is included
    • cold lie within our field of perception and constitute a world of
    • originate in his consciousness, but nevertheless is alien to him. It
    • because his latent capacities would otherwise lie fallow if he failed
    • development, applies also to the higher Beings, that the Spirits of
    • at the same time we speak of a Germanic race. Now what lies behind
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • of the ego-organization. And this implies that their chief interest
    • enough to receive it and has much to redeem from an earlier epoch,
    • Through the circumstances of the earlier years, through the
    • undertaken for the most part in the earliest period of the Earth's
    • been subject from earliest times. In the primeval past men owed their
    • conditions experienced earlier in the physical body, but which have
    • reveals a remarkable law which applies even to the continents. First
    • further countries lie to the West the more is the law thus revealed
    • the task that lies before us if we wish to raise ourselves to the
    • level of the all-human. Here lies the great responsibility which we
    • implies acting in accordance with the evolution of all mankind. If we
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • lecture-course I propose to show — and herein lies its real
    • man believes to have a real existence does not exist at all, it is an
    • first, no organs that would enable him to see what lies beyond these
    • the earlier incarnations of our Earth, these various spiritual Beings
    • lie before it, represent, and have represented, a particular stage in
    • related to some earlier mission which was connected with a former
    • were especially devoted to one of the salient aspects of our
    • predominant in an earlier incarnation of our Earth. The mission of
    • three earlier incarnations of our Earth. The deeds of the ‘I’
    • was predominant for a time in earlier planetary epochs in various
    • forces, which in earlier epochs were each in turn, the dominating
    • implies, in reality, transforming the Trinity into a Quaternary. To
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • up, charting the cosmic influences in relation to peoples, families,
    • This applies more or less to the Aryans, to the peoples of Asia Minor
    • in the earliest ages, at the time of the separation of the races,
    • letters, of which he understood nothing. All that was alien to him,
    • conquerors the bones of my brothers lie buried. Why are the feet of
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • therefore with an earlier distribution and a later expansion, with a
    • to propagate the doctrine that Single ultimate principle underlies
    • of post-Atlantean evolution. As a consequence of his earlier
    • Germanic tribes that district which now lies over Central Germany —
    • in the peculiar configuration of Scandinavian mythology. Here lies
    • lies the great significance which the understanding of this mythology
    • potentialities with which it was endowed at an earlier epoch. In this
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • person in question were to believe that, because the men with whom he
    • earlier epochs and created pictures of the earlier events out of
    • earlier weaving life, when everything was seen through the dim mists
    • to look back to earlier stages, to what had been told him about the
    • Archangels, to those earlier stages when man was born out of the
    • thoughts are woven and whence the body is supplied with the twelve
    • emerges after having passed through the three earlier incarnations of
    • Atlantean epoch is described as a continuation of earlier epochs and
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • difficulties, because they will have heard in the course of earlier
    • he senses danger. He directs his gaze outwards and believes the
    • begets in the etheric body the urge to falsehood and lying. Lies and
    • expression for everything that implied darkening of the light of
    • universally applied in the representations of Teutonic mythology.
    • earliest impressions. The old clairvoyance which had long vanished in
    • one who has received all that stems from earlier epochs as the origin
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • ancient Celtic Folk Spirit, who, as we know from earlier lectures,
    • question, “What is the abstract?” he replied: “The
    • directly related to what in our earlier lectures we called the “Great
    • now lies, between Africa and Europe on the one side and America on
    • multiplies in the material body is felt as something wholly
    • spiritual; and that which grows and multiplies in the soul is
    • community in which the Christ conception lies wholly in the future
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • we shall realize — and this applies to no other mythology —
    • soul-and-spirit with the terrestrial and physical. People believed
    • through his earlier clairvoyance. The name of his horse is Bluthuf,
    • progress and to develop higher powers. He who believes that the
    • Christ and yet believe that He will appear in a physical body. The
    • Spiritual Science to recognize where the truth lies, to know whether
    • Rosicrucian sources will be tested rather than believed, tested not
    • believed. Verify them by an exchange of views with people of able and
    • belief in authority. This need to test everything received from
    • of what we are able to contribute lie in our individual
    • to assist in imposing the confessional beliefs of one continent upon
    • view of life which lies so close to our hearts and is so deeply
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 1
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    • believe the best. Anthroposophy is not the only thing about which men
    • always liable to err, however much we may believe ourselves to be
    • From earlier lectures we know of an ancient clairvoyance which in
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    • one's admiration, for the profound cosmic wisdom which lies
    • from the earliest times right up to our own day; the old clairvoyant
    • lie deep in the subconscious, forces which in outer Nature are
    • to believe that what he took in as food was only physical substance,
    • For even in the earlier postAtlantean times the human organisation
    • modern man can scarcely believe it. Think of all that I have told you
    • earliest Greek period attributed the moral law to the same gods who
    • the origin of their earliest laws they did not refer to a parliament,
    • had to be alienated from the direct influence of Demeter, to become
    • lie!
    • physical body as it develops from the earliest times right up to the
    • physical body which did not exist earlier in a similar form have been
    • Whoever has faith in the progress of human nature, whoever believes
    • Herein lies the great
    • advance in the evolution of the human soul. Anyone who believes in
    • this progress, who believes that Spiritual Science has a mission to
    • well as by our own knowledge. Anyone who believes in human progress
    • believes in this Second Coming of the Christ, who will be visible to
    • those endowed with etheric sight. Those who refuse to believe in this
    • progress may well believe that the powers of the soul remain
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    • our hand from left to right, we know that a mental activity lies
    • line between what we believe to be governed by natural law and what
    • soul-forces which lie behind the will, find their expression in the
    • the macrocosm than in the microcosm. Therein lies the difference
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    • perceives there the Christ — something which at an earlier time
    • for the star Venus outside in the cosmos. That is the salient feature
    • Christ would only have to incarnate in some physical body to belie
    • with the name of Christ. To do so implies either an abuse of the name
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    • Zeus. And the same thing applies to Poseidon and to Pluto. In these
    • applied to the other Atlanteans who were really Greek gods. The world
    • monologue what he experienced while he was living through his earlier
    • that he had seen one of his earlier incarnations, but if you follow
    • takes place when one looks back in the Akasha Chronicle to earlier
    • periods of Earth evolution, in which one has gone through earlier
    • had to acquire. Why not? You will have gathered from all my earlier
    • still clairvoyant they did not believe that the soul is enclosed in
    • being, so to say, was still outside the body. Man did not believe
    • Greek too was aware of it. He was sensible of an earlier
    • it were, was something which in earlier times had indeed been vaguely
    • Persephone. Zeus's part in the creation of Dionysos lies in his
    • whereas Zeus had remained behind at an earlier stage. Whereas Zeus
    • instinctive nature, from hunger and other allied instincts to the
    • the lie to it. How often do we hear this sort of thing said:
    • very nature allied with the Zeus hierarchy. Because of this, ancient
    • universities, or to the intellectual training which is applied to
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    • date we are more perfect than we were earlier, it has come about
    • because we have got rid of our earlier condition, because we have
    • discovered our earlier state to be in contradiction to our own inner
    • but so long as he does not utter the lie so that it passes over into
    • naturalist in the sense in which modern man believes he was, but he
    • of prehistoric man, but Greek mythology has supplied the answer to
    • what underlies these things who can say, ‘I can't accept
    • sentimentality, lies in the abstract, empirical science of today,
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    • earlier lectures of this course I said that it was not for nothing
    • words in the light of present-day usage will believe that they are
    • expression there lies an awareness of the genius of language, thus of
    • which in the ego-man of today underlies his conscious life of
    • wants to characterise the things of the spiritual world, which lie
    • outside seem less perfect than an earlier one. In my second
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    • undergone a certain preparation. The ordeal thus lies in the fact
    • alienated him from the kind of scholarship he had hitherto pursued,
    • something lies in the depths of the human soul of which the normal
    • man there lies something which once upon a time the gods implanted in
    • one it had earlier in the body of the gods, but in a mysterious way
    • develops what lies within it, little by little, then the strength
    • age we come to still earlier periods of Earth evolution. But at the
    • that it has become sullied by our own being.
    • life by the same path which had been taken by those gods who earlier
    • that was said of Jahve applied to Himself, as the mirror-image is
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    • wrong to believe that one can draw a straight line from the very
    • later. If the earlier forces had not been there, if these forces
    • shadow-form lies behind the whole of human development, and that into
    • Phantom which underlies it, if one weaves these elements together,
    • which were there as the outcome of earlier evolution, this new
    • old traditions what in still earlier times it had been possible to
    • of man has been arrested earlier as a kind of inner aura in the
    • say, only what lies on the surface. When you realise that the
    • imagine how complex and manifold is the world that lies about us and
    • some time, believing him to be what he seemed to be, we were suddenly
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    • widely different epochs men have formed conceptions of what really lies
    • nothing to do with reality — when the man of today believes
    • just like earlier ones, only represents a phase which in its turn has
    • than was to be found in the earlier images. So that what the
    • lies in the abstract ‘laws of nature’ of today, is the
    • academic learning or by some form of belief in authority has been
    • poles between which lie all vicissitudes of soul — fear of the
    • human organisation was worked into man earlier by the Spirits of the
    • of speech and the understanding of its sounds does not lie in the
    • the organ of speech lies in the third convolution of the brain, and
    • be relieved from without by the use of the left hand — a thing
    • Impulse. Anyone who does not believe this has only to turn the pages
    • often the foolishness of earlier times. If anyone pities us for
    • lie hidden the ‘world-wonders’; wonder comes upon her as
  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of Raphael in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • populated by a passionate, tumultuous people. Noble families whose lives
    • persecutions among different patrician families, and of course, quarrels
    • earlier experiences, we understand why it is so illuminating and inwardly
    • already feels the existence of something that in an earlier life might
    • that having possessed to an intense degree in an earlier existence something
    • a spirit like Raphael's, who in an earlier existence was imbued, to
    • delight the senses too, just as in earlier times the Greeks expressed in
    • in an earlier. Just as the male and female must work in conjunction,
    • strengthen our belief in an advancing humanity. We feel that these works
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    • raised as to what lies behind the now so famous horses of Elberfeld
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    • the ending. I have heard that there are people who believe that this
    • be said, because that scientific method which is to-day believed to
    • into the forms of existence which lie behind the sense-world. It is
    • into a realm which as a super-sensible lies behind the sensible. In all
    • side by side. And lying much farther back than is usually believed to-day,
    • echo, and which in still earlier times existed in much greater measure.
    • one belonging to the ancient humanity who lived in a time which lies
    • super-sensible which lies behind the external physical human body. There
    • or ether body. This etheric body lies within our sense body. By means
    • etheric body; we see a super-sensible body of human nature which underlies
    • of it, in the inefficiency of the Sampo, in the episode which lies between
    • forces of the etheric body lie in the Sampo. Thus in the Sampo we have
    • that which lies in the depths of the soul, so that it can, as it were,
    • speak falsely and are in error, who believe that Väinemöinen
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    • the various kingdoms of nature within it. This is the milieu in
    • atmosphere, there lies another world, perceptible by spiritual
    • earlier times, when a more instinctive consciousness prevailed, was
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    • Hitherto, in homoeopathy, this has been merely a matter of belief;
    • which lies immediately below the Earth's surface. Here, in this
    • old Germanic belief. For these people had an instinctive feeling that
    • hovered so often before painters in earlier times, especially in
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    • the Earth's whole life. Naturally, what I shall be saying applies
    • round the year. But in earlier times, even in the later Atlantean
    • those earlier times, for example, human
    • year was brought about in earlier times by this Luciferic influence,
    • in earlier times the aims of the Luciferic beings were actually
    • human control. When in earlier times it became obvious that children
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    • healing element in the breathing system, which lies between the
    • healing forces in the human organism lie between the thoughts
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    • West. In earlier times these feelings of devotion were
    • centuries and centuries men have applied their noblest, most
    • applied to explain the figure of Christ, will rapidly rise, and
    • ancient Greek dramas, especially in their earlier forms. When
    • tell us anything about the figure of Christ, that the earliest
    • us realise that a real problem lies here. What power is
    • stronger relief when we study the course of history. As the
    • forms of thought and belief. And in no very distant future,
    • Christianity — which nevertheless lies in Darwinism
    • Darwinism and happens to believe in the idea of reincarnation,
    • W. Leadbeater.] Anyone who can believe this lacks all real
    • consistently elaborated, could lead to no such belief. In such
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    • an earthquake ... then I could only answer: You believe in all
    • only believes in what can at any time be re-confirmed by
    • like Renan not believe, let us say, in the Ice Age, although
    • all scientists believe in it. Equally impossible is it that
    • earthquake, for example, stood out in vivid relief. These
    • believe that the Spirit has led me to Christianity and to the
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    • earthly life in the real sense lies after the Mystery of
    • earlier times there were Mysteries, Initiations, that the human
    • folly here implied, that the physical body which is composed of
    • suffer; suffering lies always in the realm of soul.
    • style, Ernest Renan applies to Christ what one often finds
    • being applied at a lower level. For it does, after all, happen
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    • the other, the two families amalgamated into one and that the
    • scribes still believed it to be an inspiration from spiritual
    • between two Rabbinic schools. The famous Rabbi Eliezer
    • in the opposing school of the Rabbi Joshua did not believe in
    • it. And Rabbi Joshua retorted: “Even if Rabbi Eliezer
    • and in the heart of man; and if Rabbi Eliezer would convince
    • Nazareth — he believed that the Bath-Kol made known to
    • believed had been bestowed upon me, only lead to the
    • stands over the site of one of these earlier places of worship
    • into the believers participating in these rites. For reasons
    • priests and, as they believed, also by their god. And now, as
    • the people around who believed that their god had returned to
    • be brought into particularly strong relief because it can shed
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    • the amalgamation of the two families had for long years been
    • know what to make of him. Even in earlier years he had spoken
    • year. But he had concealed from his mother in earlier years the
    • replied: Be that as it may. If through me or through another it
    • believed had been bestowed upon me is valueless for the world
    • Babylonians have such narrow heads? Hillel replied gently: The
    • believe that the following description of the Temptation scene
    • There were families among whom Jesus of Nazareth had worked and
    • families were moved when He appeared to them in a vision in
    • extraordinary stir was created among such families, among the
    • clearly to these particular men. In earlier years they had felt
    • and the people might easily believe that the speaker was Christ
    • Humanity to-day has passed beyond the stage of believing
    • in daemons; one cannot any longer expect people to believe in
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    • about it earlier in our lives. If we pass through life in such a way,
    • earlier times, during the old Sun and Moon periods, what today
    • harvest from his earlier incarnations. Because we can live in wisdom
    • won in earlier incarnations for this life, bringing over this wisdom
    • from earlier incarnations.
    • which he has done and stored up in the course of earlier
    • earlier incarnations into the present, and if we do not wish to
    • become wise, so that we leave barren the wisdom developed in earlier
    • power to do it. We have gained far, far more in earlier incarnations
    • than we believe; we won far more during the times in which we passed
    • The Buddha as Tree of Wisdom (sandstone relief from Bharhut,
    • won in earlier incarnations in such a way that it fills us in this
    • up during earlier incarnations. If we have there to point towards
    • what was imparted to us during earlier incarnations, where we were
    • were in earlier times, in earlier incarnations in the times when we
    • justice and wisdom. What was theirs in earlier incarnations, what
    • many earthly lives. Before Giordano Bruno men believed that there was
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    • observer of earlier philosophical trends must conclude that,
    • many people today, I believe, are fully conscious of the force
    • possible for us today to believe that only those in some way
    • Much of what, it is believed today, should just remain an
    • but discovered by earlier paths of knowledge.
    • who form their picture of the earlier epochs of mankind only
    • knowledge in order to advocate them today. They suited earlier
    • a misapprehension, he applies them to himself. It is simply so
    • knowledge that I shall choose two earlier ways, describe them,
    • I have said, I could select others from the wealth of earlier
    • ancient epochs and in later ones. What could, in earlier times,
    • certainly not true of the earliest periods, the ones whose
    • knowledge earlier affected the ordinary, popular
    • certain brand of scholarship often mistakenly believes, people
    • in earlier times projected all sorts of imaginings on to
    • was a further consequence of this for earlier humanity: that no
    • earlier man was unable to regard himself as an independent
    • yogi raised himself above this view, which implied the
    • and, if we are adults, by our education, had in those earlier
    • history, who can immerse himself in these earlier times, it is
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    • — believe that we must regard the mental as the really
    • effective cause of the physical; others believe that we
    • myself in any way with their content, I believe that, from the
    • mental life. The ego, the psyche, everything that earlier
    • have struggled to achieve, believing we find in them realities
    • consciousness” (if only for a few moments) implies, can
    • willing and in what lies between, feeling. In an imaginally
    • so, we come to earlier lives on earth, in which were
    • beginnings of such a philosophy. But I believe I also know
    • many cases unconsciously, strive for. And I believe — if
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    • was a feature of earlier civilizations. The transition to
    • at a given point from what lies a little farther upstream, but
    • earlier times. Not only this: when we do develop
    • therein lies its vitality! We are brought back again to life as
    • rather different from that of earlier times.
    • quite considerably from that which we find in earlier ages of
    • something very different from that of earlier epochs.
    • thinking that is applied to observation and experiment
    • out. Earlier on, thought is an artistic element in
    • Ages, which stands at the meeting-place of earlier times and
    • Only then do we understand how deep in man lie the springs of
    • in the East we find an echo of an earlier unity of religion,
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    • applied to the outside world, because of their vagueness, their
    • in the civilization that lies between, these two currents flow
    • wrong to believe on this account that, in the pre-Buddhist
    • many a nebulous mystic believes that he can summon up eternal
    • many upper-class people today believe, is a consequence of the
    • applied to the spiritual sphere) is what is experienced in the
    • reality for us, must still be applied to it in the first
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    • so great that the mystic will believe he is drawing from the
    • reflecting device in order to reach what lies behind the
    • this, of course. He believes that he is piercing the internal
    • mirror that underlies memory. He is not piercing it. The
    • — the thoughts that lie along these lines will develop
    • believing that man resembled the rough sketch anatomy gives of
    • present back into earlier ages can only properly be completed
    • the earth. You can say that you don't believe it. But anyone
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    • far will agree that what has been expounded has not implied a
    • other hand, I do not believe that any party is completely
    • respect, the men of earlier epochs were actually much closer to
    • form no longer appropriate to the present time, in earlier
    • which social configurations and groupings arose in earlier
    • activity, earlier ages added something that resulted simply
    • inspire in men. What we discover is that, in earlier epochs,
    • re-approaches, with his consciousness, what in earlier epochs
    • instinctively in earlier epochs, fertilizing the imagination
    • existence of earlier stages in the country's economic life,
    • instincts in the earlier stages of human development.
    • effort to present the child solely with what, it is believed,
    • understands more than many people believe: not through
    • times when man believed he originated from some spiritual
    • believed itself to be true to life. It created a reality that
    • earlier epochs out of extraordinarily deep-rooted human
    • kinds of stakes applied to it, training it into a set shape. A
    • for violent interference. Any alien shaping of the personality
    • him in life. In earlier periods, as he instinctively grew into
    • technology gives us, gain moral impulses as earlier men
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    • Behind this English attitude there certainly lies something of
    • established contact with the spiritual world. They believed
    • may say: The subsequent belief, or rather superstition, that to
    • point of departure lies in the relations that the old
    • we come to modern times. We can say: in earlier periods,
    • sitting in this parliament, men who believe that the old order,
    • a duality developed, taking over from earlier times the
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    • developed inside European civilization. Even if we believe that
    • modern consciousness extraordinarily alien in many respects. We
    • sympathetic experience of alien sorrow and alien joy; he
    • they do on the belief that any attempt to assimilate art into
    • experience, implies its subordination to a merely utilitarian
    • and of his belief that man is entitled to develop his
    • slavery in earlier times, and if we are willing to sift this
    • seen as the central social problem, was also found in earlier
    • occurred in earlier times; but in the Oriental civilizations it
    • examples, which could be multiplied indefinitely), someone
    • and the social order lies at the root of many, indeed almost
    • treatment that was then applied to the soul, forces were
    • believe that he is entitled to payment for his work; but when
    • individuality — is what underlies all our social
    • of an earlier social order still made its mark upon the
    • the product of his labour, even when his work lies in the
    • interest will lie in our knowing how our every activity is
    • can still, through the development of what lies dormant in its
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    • representative replied: “Freedom is something we
    • only half-educated can now recognize the belief in ghosts as a
    • the influence of this belief. In so far as we are the
    • of will. Many people, indeed, believe that they can speak to
    • times has learnt to regard the old belief in ghosts as a
    • soul which lies within us — which is not even our
    • unconscious — and in the depths of this unconscious lies
    • I certainly believe that social influence of this kind must be
    • circles, something that in Europe lies in the subterranean
    • contrasts with an earlier age when forces existed to uphold the
    • cannot help understanding that, in earlier times, a prince
    • earlier periods. It was a definite legacy from the
    • the Orient. They have a profound belief in the spirit in
    • they believed that in what they experienced as the
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    • There is another reason why I do not believe there is any real
    • time, therefore, I believe we must reckon with the democratic
    • say to conjure up paradise, but at least to believe that they
    • man's innermost essence, socially speaking? They believed that,
    • of reason” or “natural law.” They believed
    • He believed that, if we are always
    • this applied more particularly, I would say, to the upper and
    • have indicated earlier, absorbed into the juridical
    • must, of course, realize that a belief in the predominance of
    • without the division of labour, and this in turn implies the
    • is prominent in Marxism, for example. The mistake lies in
    • already foreshadowed by earlier writers. Now I do not wish to
    • believed in the nineteenth century, however, and right down to
    • When we do so, however, we perceive that the theoretical belief
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    • leading us into true reality lies within those spheres which open to
    • in any warming-up of the results of an earlier clairvoyance. It is true
    • that many people aspire to such a warming-up of an earlier clairvoyance,
    • must lie at the basis of the new clairvoyance. We have often spoken
    • the whole a falling-back to an earlier stage of evolution. For what
    • prophetic gifts, just because they applied such infinite love to the
    • not as if I wished to blame these things so much, or believed they could
    • them as anything other than they are, or believe — if anyone thinks
    • but more intensely — that we do not believe these things are
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    • us above Maya and leading us into true reality, lies within those
    • earlier clairvoyance. It is true that many people aspire to such a
    • warming-up of an earlier clairvoyance, but the time for this
    • which must lie at the basis of the new clairvoyance. We have often
    • whole a falling back to an earlier stage of evolution. For what I
    • prophetic gifts because they applied such infinite love to the blood
    • body belongs. The earlier forms are stages of development which
    • believed they could be rooted out at once, between today and
    • other than what they are. We believe — if anyone thinks he
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    • this externally perceptible world, as it lies before us, can
    • believe that everything else the world says is subject to
    • Man.” To-day we must admit: The belief that one can come
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • believe that through the rays of the Sun falling on the Earth
    • be believers in demons. Thus the second stage is that of
    • sane basis as Johann Gottlieb Fichte, he went a little further,
    • been impossible in an earlier age. Auguste Comte feels it
    • “Who will most easily be a believer in any one of these
    • one-sided radical dogma to be applied very roughly with
    • believer?” but “Who will most easily be a
    • believer in any one of these directions?” From a
    • becomes a believer in Theology (please, not a bearer, not a
    • theologian, nor worker, but simply a believer; I am not
    • the Soldier. The person who most easily becomes a believer in
    • the person who most easily becomes a believer in Positivistic
    • most easily a believer not merely of Christian but of any
    • Theology, and the Official most easily a believer, a follower
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    • apply to human life, as the engineer builds bridges and applies
    • quality. Non-Theosophists may believe it or not, but one who
    • is correct in practice. One that has applied himself to how, in
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    • another stage of their existence, in an earlier incarnation.
    • function of one life. Whoever believes that the one life is of
    • production, or one believes one can achieve something with the
    • work applies. One has to know this. Certain people who are used
    • world with gray theories, alien to life. Then it could turn out
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    • discovered, in addition to his earlier experience, that
    • antiquated. But we may well believe that our spiritual science
    • of its own; such forms, indeed, as we believe to have proceeded
    • could be multiplied by hundreds and thousands —
    • on the other hand, we had to keep ourselves unsullied by
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    • The elder man replied: ‘It might perhaps be
    • at all, for he replied: ‘If that is an idea, then I see my
    • sets in motion higher spiritual forces, which are not applied to
    • incapable of realizing what lay behind, when he believed that
    • students can fight from opposite camps, but both believe they may
    • ever higher and higher by means of methods applied to inner
    • Now one might believe that in these things Goethe belonged
    • traditions, and his preference for the Greeks; one might believe
    • have been extremely clumsy to have made the Holy Company lie
    • same time lies deeper.
    • the secrets which lie there. Here Goethe is pointing out in Part II
    • ‘The open one,’ replies the Old
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    • It lies thus in the purview of Spiritual Science that man
    • and powers that lie in him? One may say that Spiritual Science is as
    • think about such things and believe themselves to have an
    • that he who believes himself able to stand on the firm ground of
    • does not lie in the nature of the thing that it appears to you ugly
    • applied to the acquirement of knowledge, that, in fact they would
    • and striving after it in no casual way, (that lies in intention of
    • the personality) must take pains to be stirred only by what lies in
    • taken into consideration, then it lies in the nature of the
    • There are people whose inclination lies in the
    • are alien to them. They have not the will unselfishly to yield
    • not merely lives in the conceptions, but applies them to life and
    • to be applied in such a way that they merge into life and are
    • secrets he knows. ‘Three,’ he replies. To the Silver
    • what he had written earlier.
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    • from his earliest youth, having worked energetically from the
    • will be to consider something of what lies in it. To-day we will
    • of Goethe's life lie
    • believed to see. The study of these mystical, alchemistic,
    • which he referred — in which Faust perceived the sign of (lie
    • surroundings. Then the magic word, which if rightly applied can
    • spiritual world. He could believe that he came into contact with
    • Out of the old traditions he gained the belief that he was
    • that which was false became mingled with (lie outer appearance, so
    • wonderful way in the figure of Mephistopheles, who does not believe
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    • rightly in Goethe's sense, also sees that deeper things lie behind.
    •  The world unfolded lies in twilight glimmer,
    • believe they can control the course of time, is the expression of
    • and mummery. But we are soon led out of the world which lies before
    • is behind the whole sense-world, what lies behind all matter, what
    • Faust shudders. He knows what it means — that lie touches on
    • all personal wishes and desires, there lies not only one human
    • subordinate plane. This participation of a world that lies below
    • and storerooms where lie the old helmets, come those beings
    • believe that anything of this world could still belong to his
    • egoisms. And as little as some can perhaps believe that when Care
    • There lies the dying Faust. Mephistopheles fights for the
    • power of love. Mephistopheles believes Faust's soul to be ready for
    • ‘Masters’ is often applied,
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    • commonly believed that, as regards his life of soul and spirit,
    • human beings were childlike, that they believed in all kinds of
    • memory of the Earth. The Earth existed earlier; my head later.
    • him. We judge quite wrongly when we believe that what we call
    • within this evolution of memory lies the whole
    • with the earlier experiences of his life. Memory did not
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    • have when we lie, as we say, ‘like a log’ and know nothing of
    • ourselves. I believe there are people who sleep so in these
    • Therein lies the whole difference between the initiates of
    • enslavement of its population is a salient feature of the
    • in truth but faint shadows of what went on in earlier ages.
    • ancient East. And the driving force for further evolution lies
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    • leading up to our own time. Of the two earliest of these we
    • then, as we have described in an earlier lecture, a memory that
    • rhythmic memory proceeded from a still earlier memory that was
    • were in earlier times. Thus did heaven and earth work together
    • him, penetrate him and become part of him. In that earlier age,
    • characteristics of the humanity of earlier times. Clear though
    • earlier, some later, from the different planets, having
    • before him earlier conditions of Earth-experience and of man's
    • experience on Earth. He began to see what these earlier
    • to the conditions that prevailed in the earliest primeval
    • earlier incarnations. And now, as the origin of the kingdoms of
    • connected, not merely with that which lies spread out
    • personalities, who had worked together in the earlier
    • the experiences of the soul in earlier times — these
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    • was present in earlier epochs and will again be present in a
    • him earlier, but it was established and confirmed in full
    • whole milieu and environment that radiated out from the
    • Mysteries. For all culture, all civilisation, was in earlier
    • Alexanderlied
    • and Warm lies the element where the Air holds dominion.
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    • Mystery of Ephesus. Let us try to see wherein lies the peculiar
    • can only grasp the significance of the events of earlier and of
    • earlier stage of our evolution; and the Earth has received
    • itself, the power of Rome. Rome, and all the word implies, is a
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    • West in its relation to the East is the period that lies
    • want to look back beyond this period into the earlier evolution
    • we want to comprehend what lies beyond the period I have
    • appearance. There in earlier incarnations Aristotle and
    • it was preceded by an actual living within those earlier times.
    • transition from what comes earlier to what comes later. The
    • tradition. Only in the very earliest centuries were there those
    • believe that all of you have felt an impulse that calls you to
    • do not believe, my dear friends, that this can come to pass in
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    • organism. The men of these earlier times said: Man is a
    • occur to him to go any farther. The earlier student of Nature
    • nourishment. The example of the bee lies near at hand. The bee
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    • this physical world, this word is, I verily believe, one of the
    • God was applied to all beings of a super-sensible nature,
    • when we come to our own time, then that which in earlier ages
    • supplies this body with the forces which make it visible. This
    • those earlier times and on into the first third of the
    • ancient holier years of mankind's history and had worked
    • not at all unlike that which befell Ephesus in earlier time,
    • believe, with redoubled power just because the Goetheanum is no
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    • earlier times, this or that personality met the Guardian of the
    • the abstract ideas which man applies to everything to-day. With
    • said at this Christmas Meeting is sincerely applied in the life
    • Just compare the civilisation of to-day with that of earlier
    • from pain. May our own pain be applied in such a way that a
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    • he will believe — no matter what he may think of the true
    • believe, can take exception to it. For the rest, it is quite
    • must be satisfied with concepts of belief.
    • belief are handed down from ancient times. It is not known that
    • attained at earlier stages, and that' these are still contained
    • accepted just as concepts of belief, then the soul is brought
    • but the real cause lies in what I have said.
    • spiritual world, not for concepts of belief. Such
    • development achieved since earliest childhood. And anyone who
    • memory-concept of something witnessed in earlier years in which
    • earth-life up to this moment lies spread out in mighty pictures
    • dependent upon an earlier earth-life. I said that one learns of
    • we have woven for ourselves out of earlier earth-lives, out of
    • believed he had attained his ideal of art. He said: “When
    • traditional concepts of belief; that concepts of knowledge must
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    • before a mirror, believes it produces him, because it radiates his
    • and believe that the mirror is producing your hand. Yet the whole
    • Science believes that what we as individual persons experiences
    • deception, Before Golgotha man did not believe that his
    • his consciousness but in his life. He believed that his soul was
    • the third Hierarchy, just as modern man believes his soul to be
    • delusion in consciousness, he believes that his soul is united with
    • A modern man, in the delusion of his consciousness, believes
    • that his soul is bound up with his body; the man of old believed
    • flesh and blood, he would no longer believe that the external
    • physicist believes that this Nature is maintained by a conservation
    • to believe that the atoms and forces around us are the eternal.
    • brought disbelief in the abstract concepts, in metaphysics.
    • Men could now only believe in the external sense-phenomena, even in
    • delusion. Men believe, for instance, that they can grasp historical
    • nations, one can find characterised in a certain way what lies
    • sense. A certain basic sentence lies at the bottom of the ideal
    • national philosophy. That is something which lies in the soil of
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    • permeated with a certain belief in reality when, whether in
    • to believe that man's waking life is to be compared with life
    • strictly speaking, lies at the root of all works of human
    • physical life, lie at the foundation of memory, Were
    • sprouting world. It is childish to believe that the
    • being. We are wrong in thinking that the man lies there with
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    • makes it possible for one to believe in this Unity-demon,
    • But the forces which set the lotus-flowers in motion lie in
    • efforts which lie on this path, does the shadowy character of
    • physical nature; for spirit lies at the basis of everything
    • would be quite false to believe that any material processes
    • this to yourselves: Suppose you lie down after a more or less
    • believed that such a clairvoyance, appearing without the
    • believed that through such a clairvoyance, one could approach
    • combated the idea of immortality, opposed all belief in a
    • super-sensible world, because he held this to be the belief
    • not lie with the heavens. The Gods are giving wisdom to man:
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    • foundation of morality and goodness lies at the bottom of the
    • avoid these extremes. Temperance implies neither asceticism
    • manifest itself as the belief in super-sensible knowledge.
    • earth mission, lies in man's forming one whole with this
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • presents this as his own innermost sentiment and believes that
    • From his earliest youth, everything pointed to a definite
    • universal nature. Earlier in Frankfurt he had become acquainted
    • belies the recurring belief that a great spirit, living in the
    • for was felt to be a great relief. To get into such a
    • badly. Here all false yearning after authoritarian belief is
    • from his earliest youth. This was his first introduction to the
    • that, although many people nowadays believe they are capable of
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • the Kamchadales believe that the water wagtails or similar
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    • we see his foreordained karma clearly at work from his earliest
    • lets the earliest rays of the morning sun pass through a
    • applies to the genesis of Faust. We should have to
    • places him in the world in a most unusual way, even in earliest
    • before. We must believe this even took place in the same way we
    • believe anything else he relates. Considering the love of truth
    • Wagner types believe they are able to transplant themselves
    • the earliest parts of Faust, of that wisdom that is
    • earlier age, when he had rebelled against them. It is peculiar
    • Goethe would not have ventured to write this scene earlier.
    • earlier. These two scenes — the rejuvenation scene in
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • constructing an apparatus to do so — I believe it took him ten
    • he did earlier. Such sciences as jurisprudence, for instance,
    • not believe he is a poet or painter or something! The world
    • The forces with which they dream must first be applied in the
    • really applied? If we observe their application in a spiritual
    • way, they are ultimately applied to deep sleep even though you
    • may like them to be applied to dreams. More concretely, they
    • are applied to all that is spread out over human evolution in
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • comparison with those that prevailed in earlier periods of the
    • freedom, bring more with him than in earlier ages when his
    • other cultures of earlier times, we shall find that the measure
    • him in earlier times. During the Egypto-Chaldean period, the
    • course in earlier times. Suppose that today the Christmas
    • earlier handicraft life with the factory life of today, we are
    • since these potentialities were far simpler in earlier times.
    • or by mental labor, there lies the possibility for the
    • present for humanity in its earlier evolutionary stages.
    • before. But when you look back at earlier cultural periods, if
    • important that we come to see more clearly how in earlier times
    • was earlier. What was this element that was added earlier to
    • substances that are used in medicines. People still believe
    • men. Because this applies to the sensory world, people
    • as the earlier evolutionary periods required the abstract
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • subconscious that lies below the threshold. In previous
    • that really lie in the subconscious and rise up into
    • To be sure, a great deal lies below in the depths of consciousness.
    • appetites of an earlier time are said to agitate in the
    • her suppressed anxiety about the incident earlier in her life.
    • this case, too, the “experts” believe the man can be cured
    • where the “primeval slime” lies, a demonic teaching such as
    • contact with what lies, works and weaves below the conscious
    • of earlier stages of the evolution of the earth and is
    • be traced back, in turn, to our relationships in earlier lives.
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • something to do with this; if he had seen a map earlier, a
    • diameter of a circle must be multiplied in order to arrive at
    • relied more on atavistic clairvoyance; this later disappeared
    • new way that is different from that of earlier epochs.
    • those of earlier periods. How frequently it happents that the
    • now, can you do this?” The man replied, “No, that I cannot do!”
    • administration, replied, “Of course, that simply has to be
    • reader may believe the story or not; or better, he may consider
    • get somewhere, as the expression goes, believe they make a
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • of my lecture delivered a short time ago in Liestal,
    • out from the spiritual scientific view what really lies at the
    • time lie those processes I have often described in mere
    • believes along with others that he would be impelled to enter
    • growing within us. In earlier ages men could face life without
    • differs from earlier human types. He answered by saying that in
    • earlier times the individual was more significant; that more
    • individuality spoke through the earlier human being. I will
    • what has come about earlier in China as the goal toward which
    • carried so far that no one will any longer believe in anything
    • scepter of earlier times, the account book has usurped the
    • His mistake lies in not going beyond the mere criticism of
    • forth what I myself believe, but that what I have expressed is
    • they believe they can most effectually discredit an opponent.
    • They believe they can accomplish most when they choose the
    • ignorance as I have indicated in my Liestal lecture
    • however, to produce what lies within these ideals but rather
    • see how the numbers agree among these three Allies!
    • three Allies, any kind of numbers can, after all, be put
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • things were not entirely as he wished them. So he applied to
    • not believe that I could have greater leisure elsewhere than I
    • individual, they could be applied to the art of poetry, and in
    • is identical with that of how families may be assisted to have
    • prevent the possible generation of ten-member families, but
    • after fifty years such families may no longer exist.
    • simply talked about by stupid people of earlier and present
    • (Der rechte Liebhaber des Schicksals),
    • sense of the word, human. He applied all his powers to the
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • many theologians and others who believe they stand on a
    • and so on. The person of the present day who believes, but
    • and so forth. Especially the people who believe themselves to
    • bottom of this lies a certain concealed egoism but people will
    • this, believing on the contrary that he is looking up to God,
    • archangel. Something egoistic lies at the basis of this as is
    • when they say, “I believe in God,” they admit this in the false
    • luciferic angel, it is a confusion in belief, in acknowledgment
    • when men will believe this simply because they will be able to
    • believe that today's science is capable of thinking of the
    • constructs a machine today and believes that nothing further
    • a belief means to establish what may be called negative
    • belief in spirits when none exist, but a person may also
    • express a disbelief in spirits when they are present, and this
    • Although they lie far apart, perhaps we might discover in our
    • of a vacuum. First, the belief in the horror of a vacuum had to
    • is unwilling to believe in them, he need not do so; that is
    • But the beginning lies in the fact that the movement of the sun
    • they radiate inward, do you believe that they possess no
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    • can be determined by rhythms and cycles that are a result of earlier lives.
    • is that the human being has come over from earlier worlds and
    • over from earlier planetary stages in which the spiritual
    • what men possessed at an earlier time as an atavistic wisdom,
    • earlier stages of human evolution, a person who looked up to an
    • abyss if men had come to believe that the moon was really the
    • lies in this comparison, immeasurably much! It is for this
    • lunatic in what I believe was the waiting room of a station.
    • indicated earlier that materialism reached its zenith in the
    • subscribes to the belief that the dissemination of the
    • they became believers, too. Sir Oliver himself seems to have
    • attained in this way than people are accustomed to believe. We
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    • this age lies in man refusing, out of these wider
    • Sun, at the basis of which lies what is of the soul and what
    • knowledge. Although modern man is not a believer in
    • always believe their brethren concerning a matter outside
    • instance, they have today applied their way of thinking,
    • believe that they are talking, have talked, more
    • Jesus. In the twofold name Christ-Jesus there lies what it is
    • use the same comparison as I did earlier with the four
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    • applied to man in general is pre-eminently right; it is not
    • right when applied thus in general but for the head it is
    • consciousness lies another, a kind of dream consciousness,
    • lies in the feeling, what man experiences only in his
    • man the riddle is solved of what lies between our last
    • consciousness, however, lies another that stretches itself
    • will draw diagrammatically what lies around us outside as
    • Everything hidden from sense perception lies there stored up.
    • as the other record for the whole world-evolution and lies on
    • consciousness seven senses lie in the light (above in diagram
    • makes his own there lies what lets us see quite clearly all
    • agree that men believe that, shall we say, for two hundred
    • when there is no need to believe in them, and when it is not
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    • You see how this part I am now drawing lies beyond the
    • development in time. Many mysteries lie in this particular
    • which we believe to have reality. Thus, as far as the
    • from the time of Augustus on and actually from an earlier
    • completely abstract. This applies to the rest of their
    • There lies the essential point. Goethe's concepts of
  • Title: Threefold Order II: Lecture 1: Influence of the human will upon the course of economic life
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    • hundred years should give rise to this belief in an
    • Materialism. And now they believe in this
    • not have been possible 150 years earlier.
    • earlier, purely economic conditions controlling
    • principles are abstract; and, like them, it can be applied to
    • Spiritual Science, rightly applied, is an education for life,
    • difference? — Dr. Steiner replied:)
    • have not really quite thought out where the point lies. The
    • conclusion Dr. Steiner replied:)
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    • there is no getting on. This understanding applies
    • what does the trouble lie in our present age? I can only
    • answer: The trouble lies just in this fact, that people can
    • of it, found it easy to step in and alienate the workers from
    • really implies, that the person wants to import the old
    • longer exist; they only exist any longer as lies and phrases,
    • earlier date, have since been incapable of learning new
    • really lie. And one centre of injury lies in the fact, that
    • substanceless abstraction is, that flies away to its airy
    • tendency that lies in the Threefold idea, you will see that,
    • "Dreigliederung des sozialen Organismus," of which the
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    • get anywhere with questions which lie so close to the efforts
    • two problems that is humanly satisfying, but it believes it
    • affects the self, and not what lies behind it. To put the
    • Most people maintain that this is a subject for belief only,
    • spirit proves that it is not just a belief that is acquired,
    • gradually cease to believe that we can arrange the pictures as
    • must be emphasized that whoever believes it is possible to
    • spirit, because spirit lies at the roof of all matter. If you
    • room for soul experience. If we believe that evolution simply
    • there lights up what lies before birth or conception. This
    • actions where what lies before birth plays a part in us in our
    • What lies beyond death is really not connected with us at all,
    • investigation, courage to believe that we do not immediately
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    • — and there were quite a few of them — believed
    • has the impression that Schiller believed he could arrive at
    • assumptions that lie close at hand.
    • this. Whereas in the earlier period it is clear that the
    • view, lies at the root of history, leads to the fact that
    • around the middle of the 15th century. He believes that the
    • individualism. Lamprecht differentiates it from the earlier
    • earlier centuries which prevailed in the relations of the
    • investigate how Lamprecht applies the ideas outlined in his
    • personality, and this is Hermann Grimm, who applied his
    • of nature were applied to the historical evolution of humanity.
    • suited to studying nature, only he has applied it to history.
    • sphere. For their way of thinking can be applied only to the
    • This is why in earlier times, when people were still connected
    • ways, but the impulses which lie at the root of historical
    • ordinary documents for its study of earlier epochs. As I have
    • Now people usually believe that we master a mental image of
    • involved in it. Then we are able to reach back into earlier
    • the 15th century. We reach back into earlier times than this,
    • as having taken place earlier than is normally believed —
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    • brain, as is more or less believed by the materialistic form of
    • is Johann Gottlieb Fichte. And he tried in what one might call
    • naturally has quite a different significance, must be applied
    • earlier lectures here, and it can frequently be referred
    • earlier times, hundreds or even thousands of years ago, there
    • everyday lives, namely, what lies at the root of our ordinary
    • this consciousness which lies in the soul into a condition
    • completely understands when such people must believe for
    • true origin, our true task and our true purpose lie.
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    • believe that they are standing on the firm basis of present-day
    • changed. He who has taken hold of it may believe that what is
    • is easy to believe, and many people do believe, that
    • beings, lies the whole realm of our feelings. For
    • to something which happened ten years earlier. What now is
    • soul, do not lie so far apart in the real life of the soul, but
    • senses lies before us with all its beings, there lies before
    • would believe that the representatives of religious faiths must
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    • disregard hunger by the use of certain drugs and to believe
    • different kind from those of earlier times. The science of
    • one form of belief or another, but only from the facts of
    • the scientific outlook began to believe (around the middle of
    • with the methods of modern science. Years ago it was believed
    • perceptions weak beginnings which can be applied much more to
    • Goethe's attitude to color has to be applied by those who wish
    • mental images that we have formed at an earlier time. First of
    • “Even in earlier times philosophers distinguished a
    • Gottlieb Fichte, the important philosopher, Immanuel Herman
    • use of the eye of the spirit, as I called it earlier, in the
    • science of spirit teaches as a fact. Only he believed that this
    • executed more brilliantly for people who constantly believe
    • but also to gain experience of ourselves at earlier
    • ourselves back to the time in our earliest childhood when
    • of our earliest childhood, but the ego that has brought our
    • transformation of an earlier planet, in which we existed
    • as human beings at an earlier stage, not yet with the
    • an earlier planet, which has been transformed into the present
    • already started to refute everything that existed earlier in
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    • the simple way in which Goethe applied this teaching of the
    • lies as idea within each single leaf. The whole plant is, in
    • conception to cover all organisms — can be applied to
    • visible speech. And what lies at the basis of our Eurhythmy
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    • to believe that, simply from being Born as human beings on
    • lies completely outside his being. He can grasp as an
    • believed he was now on the track of. That means, Goethe is
    • true. No, Goethe was of the opinion that what lies in a true
    • understand what underlies the statement that we must learn
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    • do the epochs of time which lie between his death and
    • when we can penetrate to those Beings who lie at the bottom
    • truth, the Being , lies behind this illusion. That illusion
    • birth and death we may become too allied to the Earth; we
    • revealed cells in an earlier Cosmic age; and the Ahrimanic
    • to-day, they appear at an earlier stage of existence.
    • because it has remained behind at an earlier stage of its
    • important thing in earthly development does not lie in the
    • What lies in
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    • intentions go, can still lie in what has already happened and
    • of culture today we are living more than we believe Am a wave
    • have believed that on a basis of science “free of
    • believe a thing to be right that we do at the dictates of
    • which man is a different being from what he was in earlier
    • founded on the old belief in a physiologically-gifted
    • beliefs. And why shouldn't we be kindly disposed towards what
    • So often today people value the words and then believe they
    • decrees, how they should teach. And what underlies this is
    • fact, isn't it, that these principles lie at the basis of
    • believe it will be a failure — for it will be a
    • those believe who speak of inwardness — more deeply
    • than the spreading of actual lies. This, my dear friends, is
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    • things. For there is a general belief among men to-day that
    • philosophers came to believe as a result of this, that when
    • the standpoint of the religious beliefs and creeds. So there
    • from what he was in earlier periods of the Earth evolution.
    • will, arose in men in earlier times as the result of the work
    • this interest again. As in earlier times through his body and
    • of evolving humanity? In earlier times it was quite correct
    • life is the repetition of earlier incarnations. To-day we
    • present day humanity, for much of what was said in earlier
    • been built up out of old beliefs which in their time were
    • justifiable — beliefs which had reference to the
    • when, in the face of the old beliefs, they began to build up
    • Truth even if one only believes this to be necessary from a
    • is found to lie in nothing else than the fact that men are so
    • then to believe that one really knows something about the
    • believe it — we are actually told how the instruction
    • to-day believe that they are speaking about inner things, is
    • the spread of a lie. It is very well worth while to ponder on
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    • with the mission of our epoch, attain with earlier stages of
    • believes to be standing still on the earth, whereas as a
    • willing lies that which we psychically experience. But now,
    • about it. Their ignorance can be compared to the belief which
    • train. Now why is this belief general? In the first place the
    • there is the so-called Beseel correction, and it is applied
    • this fact is put down as a fool! It is scientific to believe
    • consciousness does not lie in the fact that through it a man
    • is now the case when he believes the Copernican world
    • insight — and it is believed that these standards of
    • have this belief to-day that just by “learning”
    • “We would rather be a province of the Allies before we
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    • it because they cherish the belief that the soul-and-spirit
    • understand this let us consider the world as it lies before
    • the individual human being, namely all that lies inside the
    • inherent laziness. He must be led to believe that it is not
    • depends, but also that it lies within the powers of the human
    • present and will dominate the future, lies inside
    • allied with gravity, in the life between death and rebirth he
    • is allied with light, for ‘light’ too is
    • lose ourselves in speculation as to what presumably lies
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    • difficulty in approaching art psychologically lies in people
    • expressionism — than was the case earlier, when the
    • visionary. I believe that many of the modern ways of approach
    • talking lies in a certain constitution of the human soul, in
    • conception. The other source lies in this — that secrets
    • in nature. When once what lies in this theory is brought
    • that lies in the human form, as arising from impulses and
    • I believe
    • themselves impressionism, I believe we may perceive in all
    • again as we stand in front of his works. We believe we are
    • physical-superphysical lies hidden in nature in as many
    • believe that the processes of art lie in many respects
    • physical-superphysical. I believe that in the soul there
    • higher sense than ordinary consciousness believes. What we
    • believe, be developed in the soul in such a way that they
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    • mean by seership — even by those who believe themselves
    • which lies quite outside ordinary life. This is not correct.
    • degradation of speech to something that is alien to its
    • artistic creation and seership; he did not believe that
    • his inner life. An abyss lies between. This abyss, the
    • healing of mankind in the present and future lies in the
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    • Du lebest in den Gliedern,
    • Die Weltgedanken erschliesset:
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    • present epoch of civilisation, when knowledge is so universally applied
    • world to which Greek knowledge could be applied. For this reason it
    • of his inner development. But even the Greeks applied less of their
    • from the realm of Imagination, my dear friends, can be multiplied over
    • the cause of wheat being used as a foodstuff lies in the grain of wheat
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    • development of morality is based on the belief in the Divine at the bottom
    • of every human soul, on the boundless love that springs from this belief,
    • development of morality is based on the belief in the Divine at the bottom
    • of every human soul, on the boundless love that springs from this belief,
    • foundation of morality and goodness lies at the bottom of the
    • avoid these extremes. Temperance implies neither asceticism
    • manifest itself as the belief in super-sensible knowledge.
    • earth mission, lies in man's forming one whole with this
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    • facts of present-day animal life. This life lies below the
    • believe, I know through faith what I shall never be able to
    • believe and know through earthly means!” It is
    • impulse to develop such an inner activity lies in our
    • Christianity were we to believe that a new religion could be
    • it be, at that time, with those who do not believe in Christ?
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    • just as other men have. We can perhaps illustrate what lies at
    • the Christ-Being quite in vain in an earlier human embodiment,
    • multiplied, of being split into many parts.
    • individuality of Shem was multiplied, because an Avatar-being
    • which lie behind the physical ones. History can never be
    • multiplied and transmitted to other human beings, and appear in
    • of Jesus of Nazareth to be multiplied innumerable times, as
    • of Jesus of Nazareth could be multiplied.
    • etheric body or an astral body is multiplied, the copies of it
    • Nazareth were multiplied, and these copies were preserved as
    • I believe in the truths of Christianity? Because the
    • those centuries the multiplied copies of the etheric body
    • phases of the astral body were multiplied because the exalted
    • been possible earlier, because there was still a direct
    • Christianity, and applied the thoughts to the outer
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    • beliefs, within the same things said about these things as are
    • their highest success. But if one applies only the same methods
    • actually occurring here? There lies before us something in
    • For we recognize that the powers that lie in this space-body
    • applied than would otherwise be applied. But this is good,
    • described earlier, where you feel that the time-body is already
    • Do not believe, if you are honest, that you
    • not given back earlier to us, not until we can grasp it in love
    • time that lies between death and a new birth.
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    • for its further evolution. If these seeds are allowed to lie
    • implied in what has just been said. It is obvious to deeper
    • An individual is a bad practitioner who believes that
    • lie in fighting it, but — in change and progress of the
    • spiritual life. In earlier times people turned to the priest
    • human thought and beliefs. Indeed, even the most
    • believe that morality exists without a foundation of
    • mere fantasy can act morally. Many believe they have overcome
    • can believe in a supersensible world. Such views demonstrate
    • supersensible issues. As they believe they are practical
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    • of the passage is that Goethe, as well as earlier writers of
    • evil believes, or rather is convinced, that he will gain a
    • about blood is important, because in earlier times an
    • axiom, As above, so below, when applied to a human being,
    • strength and relieves a person of what is useless. It is
    • embryos human beings repeat once more the earlier stages of
    • of scientists believes that sensation should be ascribed also
    • which it applies. To me, everyone else is a
    • earlier cultural epochs, and still in the Hebrew religion,
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    • immemorial, the belief has existed that life on this planet
    • learned through spiritual research to look back into earlier
    • substances are concerned. The only difference lies in the
    • became alien. There had been harmony for a time, but through
    • visible world. Herein lies the strength of the spirit: It
    • we absorb and make our own what lies beyond our own self.
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    • through earlier ones. Human beings will be gods on the next
    • interdependence applies to all stages and kingdoms. Just as
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    • creation. This name can only be applied to himself; it
    • The same applies to the astral body before puberty. We
    • self-contained. The same applies between the seventh and the
    • stemmed from a time when it was still believed that human
    • physical body. During the earlier period it was happiness and
    • connection exists between today's lack of religious belief
    • judgment, let alone do so earlier. It is absurd for such
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    • comprehensible, we must restrict it to that which applies to
    • fruits, the outcome of earlier lives. These fruits are
    • area where there is an abundance of tsetse flies and let them
    • intellect has once fully grasped all that is implied, it will
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    • earlier epochs. Even the embryo repeats all primordial stages
    • repeats earlier human evolutionary epochs.
    • earlier cultural epochs.
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    • also applies to the physical body, but only to a very slight
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    • the proof will be seen when it is assimilated, then applied
    • believes we must just wait for some nebulous manifestation of
    • images. Hypnotism relies on this fact. The hypnotist excludes
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • physical principle did earlier on the physical body.
    • important beliefs and opinions; to be obliged to formulate
    • have opinions about this or that belief or confession, but it
    • world. If a person is obliged to do so earlier, his best
    • earlier age. Now a person matures; the time has come when
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    • implies. For most people it remains extremely vague. If books
    • product. An initiate is someone who has applied the method of
    • out as those applied in chemistry, physics or any other
    • not applied to begin with to anything external, but only to
    • another path. The same applies to the path of higher
    • training that applies to spiritual scientific training,
    • and others. Earlier than that the sun rose in spring in the
    • spends five. Something similar applies to breathing. However,
    • lies hidden in the rhythm of the breath.
    • to earlier. But what is it that human beings will learn in
    • the rhythm of the breath lies hidden what is alluded to as
    • brooding within oneself nor in believing, as is often taught
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    • person believes he will discover finds expression through
    • work The Flying Dutchman bears witness to his belief in the
    • enclosed within their bodies. He consequently believes that
    • part of mankind believes to be the mystical effect of
    • destiny is caused by the fact that he cannot believe in a
    • Redeemer; he cannot believe that someone can guide mankind
    • What lies hidden in the deep,
    • aristocratic families. The fact that they came from such a
    • applies to Wagner's comprehension of the Holy Grail. We
    • also the source of a Christian belief that life will
    • life of spring and the Good Friday belief in Redemption, the
    • belief that from Death on the Cross springs Eternal Life.
    • the Holy Grail. On the one hand stands the belief that
    • redemption; the belief that the Spirit permeating
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    • approach, we start with the New Testament. In the earlier
    • of how differently one approached the Bible in an earlier
    • impossible for them to believe that fault could be found in
    • subjecting the Gospels to detailed scrutiny we believe to
    • are now criticized. It is difficult to believe that only very
    • have access to the Bible. But are we really to believe that
    • Bible, which suggests that they certainly had the belief that
    • evolution. One person's interest lies in the realm of modern
    • mankind in general attained today. They reached at an earlier
    • progressed too far, he is no longer able to believe in the
    • aspect of a person's being, to that which lies deeply hidden
    • ‘I am’ sent thee.” A divine seed lies
    • These words applied to the followers of Christ. But how could
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    • ideals by those who believe in them and are in the service of them
    • that is the case. It is the case with respect to the belief and
    • not lie in the physical world and have nothing to do with Ahriman
    • replied: the fact that it didn't happened could be considered an
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    • will no longer condemn the intuitively feeling Eastern man as an alien to
    • superstitious belief in ghosts. To the Western man, a knowledge of Nature
    • superstitious belief in ghosts is the end of the knowledge of spirit. Men
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    • that I am telling you now, applies to the present-day human
    • Nowadays we frequently look back into earlier epochs of human
    • differently the men of earlier epochs regarded education in the
    • Egypt and unriddles its documents, he believes that the
    • although this only applies to the more intimate and finer
    • Earlier he had experienced these divine-spiritual deeds in
    • contemplation of divine-spiritual beings a belief in ghosts
    • This belief in ghosts does not reach back into very
    • divine-spiritual beings is very ancient. The belief in ghosts
    • East brought with them also the belief in ghosts.
    • already becoming decadent and a kind of belief in ghosts became
    • widely prevalent among the masses of mankind. This belief came
    • that the belief in ghosts is the last ramification, the end of
    • view. Americans describe what lies immediately before them; even
    • Luciferic beings lie hidden within him, but these are spiritual
    • the final product was the belief in ghosts, in seeing
    • on the one hand we see how the belief in ghosts arose out of an
    • To-day, however, there is still an inner belief in ghosts. Just
    • as those who believe in ghosts think that ghosts are sensory
    • ghosts in which people believed succeeded the spirituality of
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    • Die Christliche Mysterium. Die Wahrheitsprache der Evangelien.
    • the Earth was Moon, it was Sun, and at a still earlier stage it
    • consciousness which made his body lie inert in a kind of deep
    • men through him might believe.
    • Those who believe in his name, are born not of blood, nor of
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    • explained to you that in reality this only applies to our blood
    • other lectures) this only applies to the vegetable
    • supplied the chief foundation of consciousness.
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    • and coarse view, if one believes that arterial blood immediately goes
    • regard to what underlies the sire„ rhythm exposed to a high degree
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    • aided by physiology. The earlier physiologists, of course, were better
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    • several earlier contemplations, that I do not like the phrase: “We
    • transition — a transition from the earlier time to the later one.
    • earlier Light Age, and they expressed the opinion that, after the Dark
    • before his 40th year or earlier by pneumonia, then he simply has not
    • one has to give him relief — one has to bring super-earthly forces
    • at least, of the earlier healing through the ether body. One really
    • to know something the earlier times had known in an exact way. Today
    • simply become dark. In earlier times one looked at the light ether-body,
    • himself was luminous in the earlier light age, in the future nature
    • in the plants. This necessity confronts us. While man in the earlier
    • This also has its forerunners. The great German philosopher Johann Gottlieb
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    • another thing will happen in which we believe we may be
    • firmly to the belief that the world is pervaded by spiritual
    • questions that lie beyond the limits of human knowledge,
    • side. But as soon as Lucifer is there, he always allies himself
    • to develop one thought out of another. It lies in the nature of
    • for a moment that if someone were to believe he could prove
    • I have already mentioned it earlier. These
    • his recently published book that people believe in
    • prove clearly enough that any such belief is ridiculous, for we
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    • thinking and believe we can solve it that way. I showed that in
    • such good effects. People do not believe it when they see
    • lies the very point we must take to heart and examine closely,
    • who believed what he wrote. Now imagine what would have
    • believe that they are subject only to freedom and are connected
    • free, so earth's present state was once free in earlier stages
    • earlier planetary conditions has been externalized and we see
    • living with other thoughts, the earlier thoughts live on, only
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    • way to proceed in the coming year. The teacher replies,
    • coming year.” “No,” replied the
    • I have just observed what I believe had to happen out of a
    • class?” To this the teacher replied, “I will see
    • what kinds of pupils I will have this year. And I believe I
    • I believe the first two gentlemen ought to take a little
    • thing.” To which the present headmaster replied,
    • which the new headmaster replied, “You know, I once
    • realize that the cause of what takes place later obviously lies
    • that this principle applies to every process in the world. For
    • but not necessary in the way one might believe if one
    • Again, if you believe you can find the cause by assuming
    • that people are terrible dualists if they believe water
    • postman the causes for the second man's actions lie in the
    • difficulties. And those who believe they can solve this problem
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    • is that we should extend our view beyond what lies on the
    • “If it had consciousness it would believe” —
    • This is a striking case, but in a certain way it applies to all
    • between yourself and your deed, as implied in the fact that you
    • Nibelungenlied,
    • Someone bringing with him from earlier incarnations impulses of
    • the least implied. He will not know what it looks like until it
    • for instance — and I compared them earlier to the
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • but in earlier centuries it was still quite an ordinary,
    • fact that painters believe they can no longer manage
    • Nowadays when a person looks at nature, he believes it to be
    • such a way that he believes the colors to be the outcome of a
    • believe in the colors of nature. At present the physicists only
    • believe there are colors outside in nature? You do not
    • world outside do not believe that it exists, people in the
    • future will not believe that the capacity to see colors in the
    • will have less belief in moral ideals. Outer dictates will be
    • — there is still the belief that colors really do exist
    • pale face. Nowadays we still believe this. We can of course
    • believe it. We believe that the nature we live in on the
    • conscious of the fact that what existed in earlier times
    • science will enable his belief to deepen into concrete
    • certain necessity underlies our program. The kind of lecture I
    • Catholic priest.” Our friends very often believe that if
    • position to say that you are people who do not believe in
    • who do not believe in Christ. They do not belong to us.
    • cannot find the will that underlies an action. He puts it like
    • world is concerned, a person who applies dream-logic does of
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    • human beings in their earliest years; one must indeed develop
    • Wherein lies
    • the cause? You realise that it lies not in the dead but in
    • that picture conceptions underlie it, then as a rule one gets
    • medium, through the medium of gesture, what lies within the
    • the difficulty of bringing mankind forward will lie: for all
    • events. When men once more realise that no one can lie
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    • believed. Language contains great and powerful mysteries; the
    • really lies like an outer layer on the surface of speech. A
    • applies. The point is that we do not think that when someone
    • what lies deeper is not taken into account: whether the one
    • mystery is lie hidden in language.
    • lived . . . and all that that implies. They are of course the
    • believed that there is no way out at all from these
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • no one else knows, others can at best only believe it.” Such a
    • arising in this way we may include the belief that Spiritual Science
    • personalities outside the pale of Spiritual Science. Here too lies mere
    • opinion that the only salvation for mankind lies in turning to a supreme
    • Church whether he was inclined to the belief that the old conceptions
    • much as possible, to arouse as much belief as they can that men as a
    • be applied to comets; but they first gave way only where the nucleus
    • what is most essential. We believe because men must develop the capacity
    • towards the belief that animals really see their environment in the same
    • believes that the dog is seeing the world in the same way as he does
    • lies at the root of this. For with regard to such things the crass
    • for then man would come back to the earlier stages of his development,
    • to earlier ages we frequently find among talented men that they still
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    • a question of spiritual events that lie at the basis of the physical
    • to recognise tulips, roses or lilies as anything but plants, plants,
    • the spirit. Another characteristic of Pantheism lies in saying: Pantheism
    • to make it appear that it is believed where the actual ranks of the
    • existence in themselves—it is believed that there can be any question
    • Science, as this would come from a modern believer.
    • man can receive as a believing Catholic. The one kind of gift is the
    • around him a physical world. This is familiar even among those who believe
    • they are standing on the firm ground of Christian belief dictated by
    • not be so egoistic as to think that because one has ceased to believe
    • in thaw oneself (and this too is only a matter of belief) there is no
    • They go back to the Church Fathers of earlier centuries and from their
    • sayings take what they believe to be in harmony with all I have just
    • be said to get beyond the mere general belief of the Church and rise
    • purely general belief. But it forbids him to get as far as superphysical
    • which today according to preaching and believing clerics is heresy.
    • develop by belief, and the enhancement of belief that is expressed in
    • seeing only darkly through belief, whereas with perception of the soul
    • and cast its shell. And by then taking beliefs which has nothing to
    • the path of individual knowledge should be barred to the mere believers
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    • existence was a recapitulation of the earlier existence of Saturn, Sun
    • to him. And when people believe they can succeed in doing so this comes
    • man brings to life within him what can be made living, when he applies
    • children. The simple truth is that far more lies hidden in a man between
    • to the animal and human kingdoms, but lie between them. He bases his
    • For Goethe only examined the phenomenon, and did not believe that in
    • were I to believe these reflected images would still be there after
    • as if I believed that there were coming towards me out of my mirror
    • of getting some kind of relief or redress. No, it is something connected
    • into believing that these men often read newspapers in a different way
    • and then believe they have really followed the thoughts. They have not
    • however, has need of explanation when applied in a new epoch—he
    • old way of John of the Cross applied to modern man, as indeed it is
    • I believe that out of right feeling for the very things which men find
    • account: he becomes much more practical. It is just this belief that
    • Herein lies something of tremendous importance which man really must
    • lies in this presentation of Spiritual Science being no personal affair,
    • who brings to Spiritual Science the Philistine tendencies of his earlier
    • life and then believes he will find what he is only too willing to acknowledge
    • him substantiated, he may just fall into the worst form of belief in
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    • accept some particular thing through belief in authority. There is really
    • excluded, it must be actively, diligently, applied. If for sometime
    • is an experience made in earlier ages by countless teachers of Spiritual
    • When the sleeping condition is unbroken by dreams which implies a certain
    • for naturally I am not expecting each of you to do this, I only believe,
    • cleverness nor of belief in what is learned; it is a question of enhancing
    • of mankind today lies in the direction of distinguishing between hatred
    • Men, however, who have remained behind at earlier stages of culture
    • men. To be sure, speaking of these things today, people believe one
    • since they do not have the thing, because, what Europeans believe to
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    • of all ancient Jewish religion lies in the essential pulsing and weaving
    • believe in the justice of his Jahve impulse. The whole underlying tone,
    • existence. A believer in the Old Testament must look upon the Jahve-God
    • mere dilettantism to believe that it is very scholarly to establish
    • But this evolution is not like that; another evolution lies at the basis
    • to its zenith, at the same time inwardly, spiritually, implied the necessity
    • a peculiar significance underlies this very spreading of the Christian
    • earlier by men in the south. It is important to bear this in mind. For
    • stood at an earlier epoch? An the answer to the question is, at the
    • period lies between these two.
    • of ancient culture in a grandiose way. There meets us what lies in Plato's
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    • Leyh died. I believe from the very fact of her expending so much energy
    • to come up and down here—I believe that from the keenness with
    • in question, but incomprehensible to the intellect that is applied to
    • conscious of the way the ordinary intellect is applied when directed
    • prejudiced to believe that what today is Italian culture, Italian civilisation,
    • from this turning a fact becomes clear—it may be believed or not,
    • what lies in the aims of the threefold ordering of social existence,
    • in doing when, on his Italian travels (read his letters), he believes
    • not lie only in that he accomplished; it lies above all In what he does
    • feeling that in this very incompletion there lies something that must
    • great share in letting Goetheanism lie in its grave. In every sphere
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    • experiences in the anthroposophic world view lies in the
    • when we come to grips with it completely. Don't believe that
    • distinctions of good and bad can't be applied. The concept of
    • which had cared for the plants during summer. Here lies another
    • as mentioned earlier. Next, what has to be observed is what the
    • right way for the astral plane, then this applies. Neither rest
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    • This ever fresh insight may bring about the belief that we can
    • notices this is actually not so. Here exactly lie difficulties
    • Exactly that which I express now, applies in a particular
    • this lies Goethe's entire withdrawal during the seventies of
    • universe. Goethe believed he had reached clarity in the thought
    • lies in the depths of his very own being. For most of humanity,
    • didn't desire world knowledge. He believed everything can be
    • and of desire into this outer knowledge. We often believe we
    • discover reality. What we are led to believe is suffused with
    • into self knowledge. He believes the human being can be driven
    • reach, though his nature observation, what really lies behind
    • with world knowledge. Earlier he had believed that through self
    • macrocosm, from which he had turned away earlier. It had to be
    • mixed up in his youth. I don't believe that Goethe, due to a
    • struggles with the spiritual riddles of mankind. This I believe
    • central European people. I believe, that all man's weaknesses,
    • search in mankind, I also believe that Goethe, through his
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    • earlier rather than leading towards it. Goethe, with many
    • easily believe that we need to look within and thus investigate
    • earlier in Moscow? What kind of experiences, feelings,
    • something which had originated earlier and reaches into the
    • earlier immobility. It was mentioned already — not
    • higher development and is unable to know what lies within his
    • applied intensively, the tool with which to understand karma.
    • learn to feel how present setbacks originate from an earlier life.
    • there in earlier times and is still there today: authority in
    • people can there come into the world, what must come. Belief in
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    • who are quite accustomed to the old conception and who believe that
    • in the other; what in its earlier state as in a more primitive form,
    • lies, whereas in the present-day conception of architecture there is
    • and pass from the outer to the inner architecture. I believe that when
    • all that underlies the conception of our Building is made known to the
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    • merely intellectually, then it is easy to believe that humanity is the
    • future of mankind. The old world beliefs were developed from imaginations.
    • You know the root of world beliefs is not to be found in intellectual
    • the pseudo-mystical, even among those who believe that they are on a
    • better path But they only believe it. But there is still much too much
    • I can show you how these lies are being systematically spread and the
    • very lies that people are spreading, themselves, they use as further
    • people in our Society who will not believe how low is the condition
    • will lie. But it is not a matter of convincing liars of the truth; they
    • lie the more. But we have to see through it, dear friends, and then
    • those who lie but it is a question of showing to the world that is still
    • ourselves with those who slander and lie and to endeavour to meet them
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    • and from the colour itself that will be drawn out which already lies
    • For now we are not going back simply to the earlier second post-Atlantean
    • earlier source of inspiration. Hence this angel-like form which here
    • the whole effect lies in the colour composition, which, naturally, is
    • that he accept it as a dogma of belief, for myself I am quite clear
    • individual men among the earlier followers of Anthroposophical Spiritual
    • with all sorts of slander and lies against Anthroposophical Spiritual
    • Science. Men do not want to believe this, but it is true; Spiritual
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    • colourless theory. In the souls of men in the earlier
    • that was right for an earlier age. The art of healing, as it
    • I believe Him?
    • Can say: I believe Him not?
    • Lieth not Earth firm — ’stablished
    • how in earlier lectures I explained that even Wagner was to
    • believe they understand a quotation of this kind. Let me read
    • closely allied.”
    • endeavour, but through the medium of nature herself, applied
    • epoch from earlier epochs. Today it is quite the thing to
    • know that in books of an even earlier date tan this
    • quite differently applied. Such a man had the spiritual
    • they believe that it consisted of silver. It was not so,
    • earth-sphere; it was known that in the silver lies the force
    • force alienating the whole body of the earth lies within the
    • are dependent on the same system of forces. And these lie in
    • lies hidden. The two like poles must meet each other. And as
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    • Walpurgis-night dream. This of course applies only to the
    • dream was actually written a year earlier than the
    • prevent people from believing things that were objectionable
    • believed that spiritual forces do work through such
    • declared that he simply did not believe in the thing, and
    • veracity. But first priest replied: I would rather believe
    • origin of Faust lies three hundred years back; the Faust
    • present-day half witch, for the voice that earlier cried:
    • Belief in a Spiritual World. And he was in a position to
    • antidote of the time; he had leeches applied to a certain
    • “To seek relief, as usual in a
    • Wherein doth lie man's greatest might!
    • Let but the spirit of lies enamour
    • it, they are silent about it, and that is one of the lies of
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    • unfolding in Goethe's mind. It was then that Johann Gottlieb
    • applied to the different branches of human knowledge what to
    • itself with all that was a lie that created the past epoch
    • milieu in which we now find ourselves is changed by
    • of Kant and Fichte that he did actually believe he had
    • asked to believe this phantasy of Paracelsus'. — True,
    • as far as I'm concerned nobody need believe. But it is well
    • belief that Homunculus is entirely a material production. He
    • disposal. These spiritual forces are supplied when
    • lies in such a story of endeavour might take more hold on
    • they lie down to digest. It is very interesting to watch this
    • body. It lies there and watches itself digesting and this
    • see a cow, for instance, digesting spiritually as she lies
    • other, still wishing to play Mephistopheles, replied: But, my
    • the kind. They do not see where the harm lies in these
    • children who can believe that it is possible to rule the
    • believe the world can be governed by shadow concepts, do not
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    • biassed notion if one imagines that there lie already formed
    • that Goethe applied the knowledge he had. personally received
    • one believes that, for were the water not there no one would
    • And herein is where lies the decadence of the future of the
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    • that the Greeks fought; they would not believe the Trojans
    • Mephistopheles-Phorkyas replies:
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    • approach the groups. The individual will believe that he is
    • quarter. Part of what modern humanity believed thus fondly,
    • illusion was allied with destructive power. From many another
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    • we ask where the blame lies for this, we come to the other
    • penetrating influence which he believed it impossible to
    • would have lived within you from your earliest youth.
    • belief of Goethe's that the only ideas which could be
    • believed that one could do better by endeavouring to clothe
    • firm belief that, by entering into the style and the form of
    • lies at the root of his taking Faust to Greece, of his
    • — what he believed the men of his circle actually
    • had arisen — Helen only supplied the point of contact
    • believes that Goethe was a rationalistic philistine —
    • rationalistic — whoever believes that Goethe was this
    • dear friends, who believes that he could for a single instant
    • this life so highly valued by all the pedants, lies
    • properly applied to what takes place down there. Take for
    • words applied in the same way as for the world in which we
    • we must picture earlier conditions of our evolution as similar
    • between falling asleep and waking. And he believed this can
    • bear within them faint indications of earlier earth-epochs.
    • earlier cosmic evolution, and as one sees it in another
    • it is fully developed, something which points to earlier
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    • as man by nature reaches. Those who believe that what is
    • those applied by modern science. However far modern science
    • consciousness lies much from the regions of which dream
    • consciousness there also lies a very great deal of what a men
    • While passing through the earlier stages of our evolution we
    • try honestly to find what lies behind the dream-pictures,
    • these earth-lives, as men we passed through earlier stages of
    • believing that by so living in their more pliable and
    • “Reason as applied to what is becoming, understanding
    • the abstract mineral ball he believes to revolve out there,
    • tidings of it. And his belief in the Greek world changed to a
    • the Greeks, that beauty is so closely allied to truth, and
    • feeling was developed by Goethe. And he believed he might
    • are thus led by evil into the follies of life.
    • Saturn. On a higher level, the earlier appears in the later.
    • one tooth. This implies that the senses are not meant to be
    • To which Mephistopheles replies:
    • when offered anything they are not actually bound to believe;
    • must underlie our endeavours. It may be said that there
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • nineties of the eighteenth century he believed, as did other
    • glance through a prism, believing that if he looked through
    • this lies some kind of working together of super imposed
    • believe it possibel to found a world-conception either
    • they may be suitably applied to man. in Then in the human
    • life perhaps even earlier — he wants to discover
    • concerned man makes the greatest mistake in believing that
    • is alive and rut thought out, thinking being applied simply
    • phenomenon of the spirit where again thinking is applied
    • should it be otherwise? Whoever believes that it is not possible
    • theories, right within it, there lies something entirely
    • subconscious lies beneath it (see diagram). Now how stands
    • belief in limits of knowledge
    • garments, aid these are beliefs in limits to knowledge, quite
    • alienated from continental Protestantism to such a degree
    • much perverted belief in authority we still carry in us — to
    • actually leads us away from belief in authority, and if its
    • Goethe's. For it frees us from the false belief — really a
    • kinds of untruth and by your belief in limits to knowledge.
    • experiences that give happiness to the soul lie in the
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    • Part II of “Faust”, applies especially to this
    • vision, Goethe believed he could change the idea of a
    • this harmony, preferring to believe that what has arisen from
    • believing this mixed product we see before us as man in his
    • feel that a whole world, containing the secret of man, lies
    • say they believe in the spirit. Certainly, it is not a bad
    • thing at least to believe in the spirit; but how do they
    • ‘spirit’ in which you believe? What is the
    • an earlier life on earth; the rest of his body in this
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    • the mystery of the Sirens' song, lies in these demonic beings
    • Homunculus can never become Homo. Thus Goethe believes in all
    • Samothrace; he believed something was to be found there over
    • inner development that there lies the significance of this
    • the world lies the impulse of becoming. But modern man no
    • most closely allied to his theory of metamorphosis. He has
    • becomes the stamen and pistil of the flower. He also believed
    • applied, the same laws that he himself was tracking down. And
    • conception of the riddle of the world, what he believed that
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    • to think but also to will. And feeling lies midway between
    • what direction it lies. He wants to hasten towards it, but
    • and self-satisfaction that the superficiality of life. lies.
    • There does not lie here what makes it possible in life's
    • belief in Christ, by a passive feeling of being united with
    • the earlier — this is an abnormal idea of present-day
    • applies to the understanding of man's historical life. In the
    • these aptitudes, good as they may be in animals, there lies
    • that is where the possibility of such a monstrosity lies.
    • Imagine how Schiller believed that in these letters, written
    • mankind at this time should take. What lies in true
    • lies in true Goetheanism is what mankind must seek. This is
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    • satisfied with what is called a belief, an assumption arising
    • with this, as one believes, fully proven acceptance of limits
    • believe that because I start from the dream I already give it
    • things in a connection with was not supplied by life.
    • outside our body, that is not the case, although they believed
    • believe to have certainty by means of an ordinary backward
    • cultivated by the investigator of spirit. One usually believes,
    • can have the most unbelievable experiences in this regard.
    • that which lies between these two pictures as a night-abyss,
    • something lies between the two. But if one wants to acquire
    • And that which otherwise is only the object of belief,
    • his longing for immortality, that it becomes a mere belief if
    • only believe blindly is absolutely unjustified. Especially in
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    • of culture. Don't believe that these orders were given as they
    • happening when the word “suggestion” is implied.
    • India the Holy Rishis applied even higher spiritual powers.
    • Initiates applied their psychic powers which the people
    • Yet at the same time the earlier proclamation was given, that
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    • about these things they come to believe that everything
    • human beings, and because of this belief, they find it so
    • incorrect objection if we believe Anthroposophy has no meaning.
    • Christ. Paul didn't become a believer through sharing the life
    • the mystery which lies in this important stage of earthly
    • being, then we can become conscious of what lies in the stone
    • These are the facts that lie at the basis of Paul's words after
    • supporters to exert their influence earlier. The Atlantean was
    • is lost in the development of humanity which is applied in such
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    • contained in Haeckel's conception of the universe. I believe
    • between animals; and Johannes Müller once more replied
    • considered an evidence of childish fancy, belonging to earlier
    • Huxley, in polite English, gave the lie direct, and pledged
    • asking him ‘as to his belief in being descended from an ape. Is
    • believe ourselves enabled to look within at the development of
    • to allow anyone to attempt to make us believe that besides the
    • everyone finds himself who chooses to assert his belief in the
    • these lies beyond the ken of natural science.”
    • even be believed; it may just be accepted as an assertion in an
    • believers in the
    • applies occult methods of investigation this incapacity ceases,
    • spiritually to an earlier condition of consciousness.
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    • mainly in Europe. The time I mean lies in the 14th or 15th
    • longer could nor dared believe in.
    • and we shall do so if we dwell upon such facts of life as lie
    • times can but receive what lies behind the words with such
    • certain nights they lie on their beds and listen to the void,
    • earlier times.
    • the Scholasticism of an earlier time, had already fallen into
    • older man replied, ‘In thinking, through the very fact that man
  • Title: Cosmic Forces in Man: Lecture I: Cosmic Forces in Man
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    • spin all kinds of fantastic notions, believing that if they take
    • realities of the situation, hold no such belief. Far from it.
    • to lie fallow in the culture which has been developing since the
    • treasure in this culture, but it lies fallow.
    • there lies a living spirituality which can shine into the world even
    • applies to him, that this name was once given to him as a being who
    • The other four constellations lie beneath the Earth; their forces work
    • the Earth. When the constellations lie beneath the Earth, they work
    • concerned with the care of animals in general. This is implied in
    • dolphin's head at the prow of vessels. This is what underlies the
    • two poles lies that part of his being which manifests in the rhythms
    • universe beyond the Earth. He must find what lies beyond the
    • into the domain of moral and social life too, for we believe that
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    • may be called the inner essence of things, for that lies beyond the
    • tapestry spread out around us. What lies this side of the tapestry we
    • perceive with our senses; what lies on the other side of the tapestry
    • consciousness. He invents molecules, atoms and the like, and believes
    • cognition — give us knowledge of what lies on the other side of
    • regard himself as belonging to a world which lies outside the
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    • the planetary spheres work upon what lies within the outer covering of
    • satisfied. When the religions believe that they have helped the
    • now think of the remarkable character — and this applies even at
    • depend upon actual birth into a Norwegian milieu. What develops in the
    • go away from you. I believe you can always realise this, if you wish
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    • Gottlieb Fichte!
    • “Why, Gottlieb, whatever are you thinking of? You are
    • his son Gottlieb, who till then had had no acquaintance with
    • really happened? Hitherto young Gottlieb had received with the most
    • Gottlieb plunged deeply into the study of this book, with
    • Gottlieb at this stage of his life into other situations. For
    • do so.” And so Gottlieb, now nine years of age, was fetched,
    • the nine-year-old Gottlieb recited the whole sermon. ... This
    • nine-year-old Gottlieb was the son of Christian Fichte, the
    • the straitened circumstances of the boy's parents, the relief from
    • even though they deeply loved the boy. For after Gottlieb many
    • to take young Gottlieb away with him immediately. And so he took
    • Meissen. ... Young Gottlieb, however, felt by no means at home in
    • Gottlieb grew up in an environment full of intimacy and affection,
    • pastor. And when Gottlieb reached the age of thirteen he was able,
    • boys were set in authority over the younger as prefects. Gottlieb
    • Gottlieb to relate the whole affair to him and showed deep
    • for Gottlieb to be on happier terms with himself and his
    • Gottlieb in these early years imbibed from this Anti-Goeze all
    • And so Gottlieb's schooldays
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    • piritual mood connected with advent and Christmas in earlier times,
    • in earlier times with regard to this festival. It would not be right
    • breeze permeated the mood of soul of those who believed that they bore
    • truly most holy mood. There are people today, who believe that
    • believe that it is essential for them to make a real automaton of
    • through these plays we can look back into earlier times, into the
    • lies in the Christ-Impulse. But it should be perfectly clear that to
    • those earlier times. People belonged together, and the whole gathering
    • us to a well-spring in human nature that lies deeper, to a wellspring
    • still earlier times, in the church. They used to look at the little
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • things that lie so deeply on our hearts, those things that we believe
    • perceptions and thoughts that lie behind it. For what did Western
    • lies the wild battlefield where much blood will have to flow and
    • true form. That is a world of holiest blessedness, withdrawn from
    • obvious. The difficulty for him lies rather in being able to lift
    • once to see clearly the mighty gulfs that can lie between different
    • really believe that this being of Krishna once appeared before
    • matter of belief, but of knowledge. We are however only at the
    • intention of bringing the souls of the men around him to believe in
    • what they could no longer have knowledge; believe in what was for
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    • “Western” all that lies to the west of the Ural
    • words. All the people in Arjuna's environment believed definitely in
    • not value the pearl that lies there in full view before them. What
    • only the ego that lies between the limits of birth and death but what
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    • worlds. There are those who really believe that a dream has given
    • realm? Because, whether we confess it or not, we have the liveliest
    • in us that lies behind the everyday consciousness with which every
    • you do not want to.” The pupil honestly believes he has the
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    • The philosopher replied, “Look at a fair or market; men come to
    • what is going on.” The philosopher implied that the market
    • old clairvoyance gradually became lost. In this lies the deep
    • call our everyday consciousness the lowest realm. About it lies a
    • earlier time than the present; that we are now drawing out of the
    • depths of our soul what we acquired in an earlier time and are
    • than to speculate as to who they may have been earlier. Let us say
    • you wanted to investigate the earlier incarnations of Robespierre.
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    • open the blue vault of heaven. Until their time it was believed that
    • only boundaries set by the human soul itself. Just as in earlier
    • will lie before man's gaze in the infinite sea of time all the
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    • as the teaching of Christ Jesus is to be found in some earlier work
    • the Gospels occur in earlier spiritual works. Yet, though such a
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    • things being equal, it can believe in itself. With the faculty of
    • that is actually impossible, for the very reasons implied in what we
    • shillings in my pocket,” replies, “Not so, you have
    • knife,” and another person replied, “That is impossible,
    • What in earlier life
    • born in different families, both from the house of David. The one
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    • feeling that really lies at the basis of such a work. This is
    • following there grew up a certain religious belief in its teachings,
    • We will find enthusiasm, strong feeling and fervent belief
    • so he implied — if one entered deeply into Hegel and Fichte. In
    • spirits of earlier times, whose activity flows through the Vedantic
    • evolution. Still earlier was what we call sleep-consciousness, a
    • lies something far more important, that if the man of today will only
    • era strove for with all their might lies
    • different from those of Hegel and Fichte. The difference lies in the
    • lies below and then lay above — though the content of thought
    • actually lies in these words? Without a living sympathy with what was
    • academic way. In them lies the feeling of the whole period of the
    • yet lie in the widespread, fossilized thinking of the West. By
    • belief, of faith that builds on authority, we are in the rajas
    • while faith, religious belief resting on authority, brings about the
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    • penetrating what lies around him, so that he does not give himself up
    • If a man raises his belief to the divine creators of the world he is
    • who, in a material or spiritual sense, will only believe in what has
    • in whom he may believe; he is quite prepared to believe in them, but
    • indicates to Arjuna how the different religious beliefs may be
    • Herein lies all the trouble in our education. We have to educate
    • obligation to truth will guide that movement that underlies this
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    • means of experiencing what lies behind them. "Opinions" and
    • a means of experiencing what lies behind them.
    • only deliverance lies in having developed the inner life — in
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    • and in earlier times afflicted by well-known pestilences. One need but
    • recall those devastating visitations among earlier European peoples
    • thinker who applied himself in a thoroughly scientific way to studying
    • replied (conditions then were somewhat more patriarchal than they are
    • But what is man when as physical and etheric body he lies asleep, with
    • world of the Stars and Sun. This same direction of feeling applies to
  • Title: Mysteries of the East: Lecture 3
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    • that in earlier incarnations your own soul took part in what these men
    • this Being lie the forces which bring the soul from one incarnation to
    • experienced in earlier times in the super-sensible worlds — that
    • which in earlier Initiations man had been able to enter. The
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    • Repetition in every epoch of the earlier experiences of humanity.
    • The Being who had been known spiritually to human souls in earlier
    • physical world the Voice that in earlier ages had been heard only in
    • earlier experiences of humanity must appear again, but in a fresh
    • As in earlier ages, so also in this later age, that which was enacted
    • Much of what modern man finds so baffling in his inner experience lies
    • successors of the evil spiritual beings of earlier times who had
    • earlier times it was said that one had to travel to a particular
    • allied himself from his Duchy of Terra de Labur, across the Straits of
    • “human, all-too-human”, in many respects. In earlier times
    • in earlier times. It has become possible only in later days, because
    • nature, which then lies open to the influence of evil forces.
    • Table represent the repetition of the experiences of earlier ages in
    • characteristic belonging to an earlier epoch will persist into a later
    • all-too-human”. Persons who in earlier incarnations showed no
    • be judged in accordance with the views of someone who, believing he is
    • life may perhaps never dawn on people who believe that real knowledge
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • many, many things and the relations among human beings have multiplied
    • intellect, the period when this transformation took place, lies about
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    • whole range. Only so can we see its high ideal. To believe that an
    • lies within the physical head, a little higher than the nose.
    • from the same father. What should we think of a man who believed that
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    • ascending life of man, lies at the time of the separation of the
    • mysterious, that tropical butterflies of different sexes, brought to
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    • The bodily nature of man lies at the root of certain dreams but others
    • summer lie down to rest on the ground at midday instead of going to
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    • physical body as naturalists might be led to believe; on the contrary,
    • The difference between Eastern and Western Initiation lies in the
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    • lies latent in every human being. The astral body is faced with
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    • believed, of course, in the actual and historic existence of the
    • Belief in reincarnation and the law of Karma had a great
    • believed,” refer to the new epoch when man — wholly given up to his
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    • complete. We finally begin to be aware of what lies beyond the
    • Thus do we need to lose all in order to regain all, and this applies
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    • A lie in the physical world becomes an agent of destruction in the
    • astral world. A lie is a murder in the astral world. This phenomenon
    • lie, in reference to the astral world. The lie is nothing but a
    • form, a living force. The astral lie brings about an impact between
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    • with sixteen petals lies in the region of the larynx. In very ancient
    • earlier times, eight of the sixteen petals were visible, the others
    • the heart. In earlier times, six petals only were visible. The
    • This truth underlies the rites and ceremonies of the various
    • The two-petalled lotus-flower lies beneath the forehead, at the root
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    • the long period that lies between two incarnations.
    • can man arrive at the point of being able to relieve his astral body
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    • the basis of the animal forms chosen by the earliest Initiates to
    • own milieu. It is almost invariably this kind of image that is seen in
    • ‘fixed’ in the etheric milieu of his time.
    • authority may not be doubted. By his words he must be believed; by the
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    • other hand, the earliest Atlanteans possessed a far stronger and truer
    • What underlies this great process of evolution? Where was the home of
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    • astral world, we perceive the surrounding milieu only in the form of
    • his impressions from a milieu which he perceives very distinctly
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    • kingdom, he is not merely referring to the stones but to the milieu at
    • a reincarnation of an earlier planet — of the Old Moon. In this
    • temperature. Atlantis was bathed in hot vapours. In earlier times
    • processes of metamorphosis which took place during the earlier periods
    • of the Earth's evolution. At a stage still earlier than that of the
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    • heavenward. We have seen in an earlier lecture (XI) that the plants
    • this layer the plant or the crystal would appear multiplied
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    • reflections of the Divine — not knowledge but belief. The contradiction
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    • dramatic ritual of the Mysteries. Since then, we have believed in it
    • multitude and expressed in the religions. The same applies to
    • earlier stages of man's existence, but it looks forward through the
    • what he is today and what lies before him in the future. We have
    • superiority of the scholar in our modern age lies in a knowledge
    • surroundings. The future lies within man. He is free to make it good
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    • The third way is thus a half believing, but arbitrary,
    • gotten to know the realities of the astral world which lies
    • world) which lies even deeper, will come to a new and higher
    • lotus flower lies between the eyes — between the
    • eye-brows, the sixteen-petalled lies in the region of the
    • larynx, the twelve-petalled lies in the heart region. If
    • — but to release capacities which lie slumbering under
    • five sentences lie the eternal verities which loosed the
    • emerges, is not something that merely applies to yesterday
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    • resemblance of worker to machine applies even better when the
    • person lies asleep. The astral body then works from outside.
    • At the same time he learns to recognise what lies at the
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    • what profound mystical power lies hidden within this
    • which were kindred enlarged families. How did one regard such
    • Judah is the term applied to someone who had reached such a
    • is the essence of life, the Tree of Life. Earlier in life one
    • grade learns what relieves this concern and what raises one
    • Nathanael is addressed as one who knows. It is implied: We
    • fig tree, thou believest; thou shalt see greater things than
    • physical world and to believe that one cannot depart from it
    • While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the
    • the temporal, and the disciples see into a world which lies
    • Mount Tabor. What lies behind this declaration is something
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    • In earlier times, only
    • publicly. This is necessary because the earlier methods, whereby only the
    • these earlier methods we must include religions, and this wisdom was a
    • to the public. Whence does man originate? What is his goal? What lies
    • been known to the Initiates, implies a condition of consciousness different
    • whole of language there is no other name which cannot be applied by all
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    • The same law applies also
    • a saying which can now be made known: In the astral world, every lie
    • and lends him strength and vigour. If I speak lies about him, I pour
    • every lie is an act of murder. Every spoken truth creates a life-promoting
    • element; every lie, an element hostile to life. Anyone who knows this
    • will take much greater care to speak the truth and avoid lies than if
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    • the etheric body which has got loose. Herein also lies the danger of
    • for the appropriate organs are absent. And this applies to all kinds
    • time, and may come to speak through a medium. People then begin to believe
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    • already possesses, were formed in an earlier incarnation. When after
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    • earlier astral corpse is not wholly dissolved when its original bearer
    • the forces of the earlier astral body and the new astral body. The germinal
    • works on the earliest formation of the physical body.
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    • or sixteenth year — earlier with girls, later with boys. Then there
    • quite naturally, so that the child will believe before it has knowledge
    • to live in caves. Thus an earlier experience shapes a later destiny,
    • cause lies in earlier lives. In a previous life a man has prepared his
    • him to recover, it would be nonsense if his friend replied that he really
    • the law of karma. However firmly I believe in the law of karma, there
    • is nothing to prevent me from relieving any misery and poverty. On the
    • contrary, if I did not believe in the law, I might doubt whether my
    • needs to see clearly that because he believes in karma he does not depend
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    • The same thing applies
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    • earliest times, language had no word for it. In Greek literature it
    • appears quite late, and in the language of the earlier Greeks no word
    • experienced. He was in fact a survival from an earlier stage of
    • stragglers from an earlier group of beings, even further removed from
    • manure of evil in order to attain to the highest holiness. And herein lies
    • was quite different in earlier times; only by relating the present to the
    • explanation lies in the fact that certain members of man's higher nature
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    • developed since the earliest times up to the present day, we must first
    • applies universally. All beings, and all the planets, are subject to
    • earlier incarnations, of which three in particular are our immediate
    • body in addition to the two earlier bodies. In his outward form we might
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    • in the spiritual atmosphere. The ether, which had earlier existed as
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    • How different earlier
    • idea that the Earth stands still. It was an error, he taught, to believe
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    • them for myself? That implies a lack of trust. He must trust a person
    • comes faith, which in its occult sense implies something rather different
    • The occultist must always leave a way open to believe. He must go so
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    • As I said earlier, the
    • Do not lie, do not kill, do not steal, do not lead a dissolute life,
    • not kill, is very stringent and applies to all creatures. No living
    • command, Do not lie, if you recall what I said about the astral
    • plane, where to lie is to kill and every lie is a murder. Lying therefore
    • steal, also has to be applied most strictly. A European might claim
    • are chiefly applied, a problem is solved which causes many difficulties
    • to believe otherwise is an illusion. Suppose for instance a colony is
    • is improved, slowly but surely. Here the old saying applies drops of
    • a firm belief in the presence and the life on Earth of the Christ. Without
    • something we merely believe. Whoever has absorbed it in the right way
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    • belief by what they take to be science can learn to understand Christianity
    • activity may not be wrongly applied. Quickness, too, is one-sided; it
    • the word “I” — “I think, I believe, I consider
    • hard”, applies here.
    • appears to be multiplied, and so with everything else. But the essential
    • thus implies a transformation of the Earth's interior. In the
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    • medical measures that cannot possibly lie in their sphere of work. On
    • significance the earlier pastoral medicine attributed to a person's
    • earlier days, and it was taken care of through the centuries rather
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    • with the karma that works over from earlier incarnations.
    • commentators of the Gospels usually present it. If this is applied
    • the thoughts become livelier. Sense impressions can appear almost
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    • lies between certain pathological trends that are developing in human
    • stream in human evolution. This phenomenon lies midway between the
    • earlier they had become angry when others told them of their own
    • experience lies in this pushing. That is the exact process. If
    • in their karma. For instance, think of St. Teresa. She had an earlier
    • body and ego, which are also especially strong from an earlier
    • illness lies somewhat in the same direction. In fact, the most
    • degenerated to a superstitious worship of relics and belief in magic.
    • spirit, you do not come to freedom. Freedom lies in the middle at the
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    • what is given them by heredity with what they bring from earlier
    • course, more complicated than is implied in the brief statement that
    • lies far away from present-day ideas.
    • goes over into the second. The etheric body is now relieved of the
    • — to build the second body. It is relieved, freed. How it is
    • show clearly that the earlier forces of growth are now completely
    • Earlier he had already begun to
    • decide that the point is normal. If it lies too far back toward youth
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    • and goes into the most unbelievable details. You think, “If I
    • picture and it was the same one I'd seen thirty years earlier in
    • obtain an earlier case history and put those things together with
    • members, so that earlier karmic forces no longer operate sufficiently
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    • belief. There had to be a spiritual error or failure somewhere as the
    • further. It was believed of a person in whom the spiritual fault lay
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • a spiritual offense. Basically this was the belief that one does not
    • belief that came later, pronouncing exactly the opposite view —
    • fashion. The new belief said that every sin can be traced to illness.
    • believed that illness comes from sin. For they know they themselves
    • of the organism. In earlier times the healers worked to remove a host
    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • materialistic beliefs. These things must simply be looked at without
    • want to take you back to one of his earlier incarnations that had
    • karmic compulsion from an earlier life.
    • his earlier life everything he had experienced of the oriental
    • whose dramatic poems show how he has brought from earlier
    • “necessity” to him in that earlier incarnation; he
    • organization. There lies the impulse one brings with one as talent.
    • rhythmic system, nerve-sense system. What comes from an earlier
    • that earlier incarnation, in his life between death and a new birth,
    • something such as Raimund had in his head system from earlier
    • but is directed inward. For it lies in the rhythmic system, which is
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    • hypotheses that appear to be perfectly plausible. Earlier conditions
    • thermodynamics. We also have living in us our karma from earlier
    • being. If sometimes we have shortness of breath, some alien elemental
    • occurs in the fluid element, the element that in earlier times was
    • entire process, which lies over the air-breathing process and which
    • entirely into a conscious inhalation process; what lies behind it,
    • the breathing activity. You see, in earlier world conceptions, such
    • that in earlier epochs was called earth, the name for everything in
    • thinking is unsubstantial. Behind it lies all I have described to you
    • relation between outer and inner. Very much lies behind the
    • nerve-sense inhalation. It is an incoming activity, and in what lies
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    • what lies in the astral body and ego, one would never reach the sun,
    • entities. Where earlier in ordinary consciousness one had seen the
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    • These are sleepwalkers, whose peculiar state is not make-believe; it
    • happen where the world has been thrown into chaos and its pieces lie
    • they even occur in separate incarnations. In earlier epochs they were
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    • activity to be found in human thought and feeling. What really lies
    • seeds are strewn in every direction of something that in earlier
    • goal that lies at the end of a long perspective, but that can make
    • observe it again, we find it is not in the same place; it lies
    • on earth lies between these two things — our own breathing and
    • ego is ruled by the breath. And the life of our physical body lies
    • the rhythm of our breathing. Human life lies in between those two
    • human life on earth lies between physical body-etheric body and
    • aspect, we can say human life on earth lies between a day's breathing
    • consider from the cosmic standpoint what lies between human
    • simply “doesn't come out right” when numbers are applied
    • Earlier they had to get the names from heaven. When you come to more
    • made one mistake. He believed the astronomers were carrying on their
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    • spiritual powers who direct humanity. It was always believed that
    • except other initiates? How could they have implied that they had
    • earth has had earlier stages of evolution — Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • be recognized as the result of those earlier evolutionary periods. In
    • bodies lie on the bed, and our astral body and ego are outside them.
    • what lies there on the bed. Nature has progressed from Moon existence
    • the Saturn and Sun periods. That is subnature. That lies at the
    • the death on Golgotha. That is the mystery. One may not believe at
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    • medical measures that cannot possibly lie in their sphere of work. On
    • significance the earlier pastoral medicine attributed to a person's
    • earlier days, and it was taken care of through the centuries rather
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    • with the karma that works over from earlier incarnations.
    • commentators of the Gospels usually present it. If this is applied
    • the thoughts become livelier. Sense impressions can appear almost
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    • lies between certain pathological trends that are developing in human
    • stream in human evolution. This phenomenon lies midway between the
    • earlier they had become angry when others told them of their own
    • experience lies in this pushing. That is the exact process. If
    • in their karma. For instance, think of St. Teresa. She had an earlier
    • body and ego, which are also especially strong from an earlier
    • illness lies somewhat in the same direction. In fact, the most
    • degenerated to a superstitious worship of relics and belief in magic.
    • spirit, you do not come to freedom. Freedom lies in the middle at the
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    • what is given them by heredity with what they bring from earlier
    • course, more complicated than is implied in the brief statement that
    • lies far away from present-day ideas.
    • goes over into the second. The etheric body is now relieved of the
    • — to build the second body. It is relieved, freed. How it is
    • show clearly that the earlier forces of growth are now completely
    • Earlier he had already begun to
    • decide that the point is normal. If it lies too far back toward youth
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    • and goes into the most unbelievable details. You think, “If I
    • picture and it was the same one I'd seen thirty years earlier in
    • obtain an earlier case history and put those things together with
    • members, so that earlier karmic forces no longer operate sufficiently
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    • belief. There had to be a spiritual error or failure somewhere as the
    • further. It was believed of a person in whom the spiritual fault lay
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • a spiritual offense. Basically this was the belief that one does not
    • belief that came later, pronouncing exactly the opposite view —
    • fashion. The new belief said that every sin can be traced to illness.
    • believed that illness comes from sin. For they know they themselves
    • of the organism. In earlier times the healers worked to remove a host
    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • materialistic beliefs. These things must simply be looked at without
    • want to take you back to one of his earlier incarnations that had
    • karmic compulsion from an earlier life.
    • his earlier life everything he had experienced of the oriental
    • whose dramatic poems show how he has brought from earlier
    • “necessity” to him in that earlier incarnation; he
    • organization. There lies the impulse one brings with one as talent.
    • rhythmic system, nerve-sense system. What comes from an earlier
    • that earlier incarnation, in his life between death and a new birth,
    • something such as Raimund had in his head system from earlier
    • but is directed inward. For it lies in the rhythmic system, which is
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    • hypotheses that appear to be perfectly plausible. Earlier conditions
    • thermodynamics. We also have living in us our karma from earlier
    • being. If sometimes we have shortness of breath, some alien elemental
    • occurs in the fluid element, the element that in earlier times was
    • entire process, which lies over the air-breathing process and which
    • entirely into a conscious inhalation process; what lies behind it,
    • the breathing activity. You see, in earlier world conceptions, such
    • that in earlier epochs was called earth, the name for everything in
    • thinking is unsubstantial. Behind it lies all I have described to you
    • relation between outer and inner. Very much lies behind the
    • nerve-sense inhalation. It is an incoming activity, and in what lies
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    • what lies in the astral body and ego, one would never reach the sun,
    • entities. Where earlier in ordinary consciousness one had seen the
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    • These are sleepwalkers, whose peculiar state is not make-believe; it
    • happen where the world has been thrown into chaos and its pieces lie
    • they even occur in separate incarnations. In earlier epochs they were
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    • activity to be found in human thought and feeling. What really lies
    • seeds are strewn in every direction of something that in earlier
    • goal that lies at the end of a long perspective, but that can make
    • observe it again, we find it is not in the same place; it lies
    • on earth lies between these two things — our own breathing and
    • ego is ruled by the breath. And the life of our physical body lies
    • the rhythm of our breathing. Human life lies in between those two
    • human life on earth lies between physical body-etheric body and
    • aspect, we can say human life on earth lies between a day's breathing
    • consider from the cosmic standpoint what lies between human
    • simply “doesn't come out right” when numbers are applied
    • Earlier they had to get the names from heaven. When you come to more
    • made one mistake. He believed the astronomers were carrying on their
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    • spiritual powers who direct humanity. It was always believed that
    • except other initiates? How could they have implied that they had
    • earth has had earlier stages of evolution — Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • be recognized as the result of those earlier evolutionary periods. In
    • bodies lie on the bed, and our astral body and ego are outside them.
    • what lies there on the bed. Nature has progressed from Moon existence
    • the Saturn and Sun periods. That is subnature. That lies at the
    • the death on Golgotha. That is the mystery. One may not believe at
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    • which does indeed underlie and maintain the ordinary sense-world of
    • Wherein lies their
    • peculiar secret? It lies in the fact that they are written in the
    • that the earth element is added to the earlier warmth, gaseous and
    • were, pricks outward into manifestation from what lies hidden in the
    • word implies something which lies very near the boundary where the
    • possible for man to become man as we know him. In none of the earlier
    • possible in earlier stages. And those spiritual Beings who directed
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    • once more the earlier conditions. From the earth we can look back to
    • earlier lectures that we are accustomed to enumerate what we call the
    • which as the highest etheric entity lies behind their activity, there
    • lies the lofty discipline which led the sage to the pictures which
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    • earlier stage of evolution. I must keep on using the illustration of
    • existed at an earlier time now came forth in etheric, in elementary
    • single cosmic body. In contrast to the earlier Saturn, a
    • the supersensible world where are the spiritual Beings who lie behind
    • in a certain way is a recapitulation of an earlier condition; it is a
    • unitary body at an earlier stage, the Elohim in their cosmic musing
    • recapitulating the earlier stages at a higher level throughout the
    • form into what had been brought about by a recapitulation of earlier
    • Earlier it says “the Elohim created,” or “the
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    • recapitulation of those earlier stages of evolution which today can
    • lies spiritually behind all existence. We might call it
    • earlier conditions are in some way recapitulated in earth existence,
    • account by the same method that we used in earlier lectures. In the
    • — how much fruitless labour-has been applied to the task of
    • of a twenty-four-hour day earlier than that. Thus anyone who tries to
    • adhere to the naive belief that the day of the creation story is a
    • relationship between this pair of words; in earlier times the
    • of this first day when we also understand what lies behind the verse:
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    • of this, we must again go back to the earliest point we can reach in
    • the darkness there of itself; or does spiritual Being lie behind this
    • earlier stage of evolution, they will appear earlier than the light
    • earlier stage does not just go on for a time and then disappear.
    • earlier existence, it comes about that darkness is interwoven therein
    • at an earlier stage. Thus we can say that all that manifests itself
    • functions for which Beings are needed who remain at an earlier stage.
    • forces of light and darkness lies one of the secrets of cosmic
    • possible for there to be a recapitulation of earlier stages of
    • really make any sense of these words. What really lies behind
    • tasks performed by the Time-Spirits, the Archai, lie a stage lower
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    • we can acquire no ideas of what lies behind it.
    • lies spiritual weaving, spiritual being, spiritual activity. And
    • that in what lies nearest to us, and which we often regard as very
    • say that behind all we see around us through our senses there lies an
    • Spirits of Form, the Elohim. That is something which lies in the
    • too, and that for him nothing makes sense unless he applies the same
    • laws to the formation of the clouds around our earth as he applies to
    • only applies on the earth from its centre point up to the surface
    • capacities which they had brought over from earlier stages they
    • because he could not believe that two such different things as the
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    • described this earlier form as a kind of lower clairvoyant
    • other earlier consciousness can best be studied if we look back to
    • earthly consciousness; and the same thing applies today in the early
    • develop at an earlier stage of evolution. To us an object is
    • something outside us; earlier, all the Beings of whom we can speak
    • to be expected that what applied to light on the Moon should during
    • spiritual investigation what lies behind things might well say to
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    • how the earlier, preparatory stages of the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • it that we find no earlier mention of man in the Genesis account?
    • We shall not discover man in the earlier “days” of
    • there lies in the spiritual periphery the sentient soul of man. To
    • emphasise that it would be quite wrong to believe that you would have
    • — so long as we believe that a man of flesh and blood was
    • is alien to present-day consciousness to think in this way, but it is
    • an alien influence. Out of the astral body as it had been hitherto,
    • I relied solely upon spiritual investigation. Now in a certain
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    • heard some of my earlier lectures, and also those who have studied
    • shrubs, on the earth, although it had been said earlier that the
    • lies a finer, and behind the physical lies a spiritual. With the exit
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    • into his body earlier, let us say, during the events of the fifth
    • and have sought to throw ridicule on what earlier distinguished
    • living creature, is applied to these animals as is ultimately applied
    • to man. But how is it applied to man? At the moment when Jahve-Elohim
    • the human being by Jahve-Elohim had already been prepared earlier. It
    • The same truth lies
    • man has acquired a higher member. But his earlier, more etheric
    • like a crystallisation. It follows that at an earlier time physical
    • his place beside the animal natures which had descended much earlier.
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    • intended to remind us of an event whose significance lies, not merely
    • To understand all that is implied in this manner of dating the
    • of freedom inevitably implies that, if man would again have vision of
    • In earlier times men had been familiar with
    • Christianity has brought with it a belief that is absurd and
    • rather believe that he had by his own force worked his way up little
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    • racial Divinities, the Jewish people believed their God to be the God
    • earlier times. For Paul was the first to declare that neither blood
    • designated as Christians, a community to which man allies himself in
    • belief professed by the vast majority of those calling themselves
    • belief; on the other, in Bolshevism. Bolshevism owes its
    • thinking is applied, as it is in Leninism and Trotskyism, to the
    • mood of Easter Saturday. Christianity lies in the grave and men place
    • profess belief in Christ, the Angel can only give the same answer as
    • replacement is a human lie. Men must seek for the spirit
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    • elementary beliefs, long since outgrown by those who have grasped the
    • itself to these elementary beliefs.
    • religions? It seeks for something that lies beyond the reach of the
    • tenets of belief that have been instilled into the hearts of men
    • truth you must believe what I believe’ ... and the Buddhist rejoins by
    • from the realm of man and are called Bodhisattvas. Herein lies the
    • and believe what you understand and believe. No one who has come to
    • Teacher. But to believe that the same is true of Christianity
    • Christianity lies in the Christ Impulse which came to the earth
    • good reason why no proof exists, for this is an Event which lies
    • to believe that the Being Whom you call Christ is subject to
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    • The thought underlying the Easter festival lies at the other pole
    • at the Eighth Ecumenical Council in Constantinople, declared belief in
    • thinking must be applied.
    • It would be foolishness to believe that because Christ passed through
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    • his intercourse with them has, as it were, been broken off. In earlier
    • the animal to-day. This lies at a level below the human, whereas the
    • earliest form of the life of primitive man lay, in a certain respect,
    • This condition was very marked in the earliest epochs of human
    • tragedy. The knowledge received by men from their earliest, divine
    • from the earliest Church Fathers and other Christian teachers —
    •  “if you, like the men of earlier times, could feel no intense
    •  “you can include in your beliefs only the laws of earthly
    • Strength of soul is expressed when a man says: “I believe! I know
    • never in any real sense be acquired unless, as in earlier times,
    • style in Thus Spake Zarathustra lies in the fact that he
    • which lie at the opposite pole. We must understand what it means that
    • primeval man. But on the basis of the earliest Christian teachings,
    • religion after Christianity. To believe such a thing possible would be
    • who cannot believe in Christ?” Here let me give you reassurance.
    • applied, in order that in the further course of earth-evolution the
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    • of the ancient Gods — lies the first Germanic version of the
    • document should lie where it does, a strange occurrence played a part
    • they now lie, together with the rest of the first Germanic translation
    • humanity. We have learnt, from earlier studies, of the mighty changes
    • ensues. The physical and etheric bodies lie in the bed, but the Ego
    • still earlier form, the sun in the heavens rose at the vernal equinox
    • experiences of the earlier form of Atlantean consciousness. These
    • In earlier times, when the etheric body was still partly outside
    • Nevertheless, in the earliest periods of the Post-Atlantean epoch
    • form of atavistic remains of an earlier age. Later, during Greco-Roman
    • all belief in the very existence of those worlds. There you have the
    • sunk so deeply into the physical body that he has lost even belief! In
    • a very large number of people, belief in the existence of a spiritual
    • man was still living with and among his gods. He believed not only in
    • in order to believe in the existence of roses or lilies, rocks or
    • trees, as little did the Atlantean need religion in order to believe
    • body while men still believe only in the reality of the physical
    • physical existence has lost all belief in, all consciousness of, the
    • body that he has been able to retain nothing save the belief that the
    • spiritual world, has come to believe that life in the physical body
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    • man's being lies a fount of eternal, divine existence, a fount of
    • Western, Christian account of Easter, that there lies the possibility
    • the horizon of the Spirit, two inwardly allied tokens of reality. They
    • Mystery of Golgotha, wielded earlier an invisible sway, announcing
    • Thoughts are kindled in him in a way that applies to no other being
    • stage of evolution had been completed in an earlier world-cycle. They
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    • example, was Krishna, one of the Avatars of Vishnu. In earlier times
    • the Power of the indwelling Christ they were multiplied and
    • of events on the physical plane, but who became a believer through an
    • this replica of the ‘I’ of Jesus of Nazareth was multiplied many
    • — this is what lies before us in the symbol of the Easter bells.
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    • of the most precious gift bestowed on our soul, that holiest, most
    • — and certainly this applies to the young people of to-day —
    • ceasing to have a right meaning. Something that held good in earlier
    • — only these persons can declare that what is implied by the
    • merely believe.” Now that may sound all very well, but it does
    • mankind? May it not be part of a man's very nature to believe?
    • important point is not whether we believe or not, but that the forces
    • said: “I believe what I do not know.” They said: “I
    • believe what I know for certain.” Knowledge is the only
    • because, imperceptible at first for ordinary consciousness, there lies
    • believe Christ to have foretold how His actual coming would be from
    • beliefs of His time and looked for the impending approach to earth of
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    • state — a state well understood in earlier times — let us
    • faithful copies of what underlies them. We are obliged to say:
    • everywhere in the form of ancestor-worship. This was founded on belief
    • that, for the same reason, he is unable yet to remember his earlier
    • earlier incarnations of my own.
    • are striving to rise and bear witness to earlier times, but this
    • “The Soul's Probation,” where we are shown earlier
    • the case of those who hold to old beliefs, but to-day so many people
    • are too mature for that, and they look down on such old beliefs as
    • be that people who say they are monists believe they do not believe,
    • themselves believers. For, though monists are not conscious of it, all
    • that we see in the various forms of monism is belief of the blindest
    • kind, believed by the monists to be knowledge. We cannot describe
    • their doings at all without mentioning belief. And, apart from the
    • belief of those who believe they do not believe, we find that,
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    • course, born into definite families; and let us only regard physical
    • we have assimilated in earlier earth-lives. And so, just as in a
    • the later epochs are based on the earlier ones. Not only is the
    • earlier life. He may, for instance, go to the station, and buy a
    • life, but always so that the whole life is there before him. It lies
    • Death is a Maya, an illusion. Herein lies the great difference between
    • which cannot be seen by the human eye here in physical life. It lies
    • physically.” Thus lie the facts for our Ego. The Ego is
    • spiritual world. It is mere prejudice to believe that anyone who looks
    • earnestly consider what lies in these phases of life you will see that
    • tableau, but immediately behind that lies the spiritual world. He can
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    • have the deep and earnest belief in the success of our cause in the
    • feel that great connections lie concealed behind such events as those
    • course of cosmic events and compares earlier times with the present,
    • of the earlier configuration of the European World there has arisen a
    • the following centuries, the facts lie thus: the events of these
    • those, who deny the spirit and believe nothing of the spiritual, are
    • earth. And the distinction lies in a man's knowing which kind of soul
    • and the task of these years really lies in our experiencing them. Now,
    • essential of the time in Kamaloka lies in the fact that it gives us
    • depends on the earlier ones. We see how our following incarnations are
    • for instance, men who so behave that from their earliest youth we can
    • And if a man — I have already mentioned this case earlier —
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    • changed in like manner. Man allies himself more closely with his
    • Now, within the physical body there naturally lies the etheric body.
    • hand moves with it, and lies at the basis of the physical movement.
    • wisdom. These lie in the depths of our soul, within the etheric body.
    • does not lie in man having little wisdom within him, but in his
    • relatively early age that which lies within the etheric body. But man
    • time has not been believed, but which reveals itself clearly to
    • immediate cognisance of it, it is easy there to believe in the
    • I would willingly believe in one if I could only see it! If I could
    • And if here someone is a practical materialist and does not believe in
    • to believe in ideals and their efficacy, in the power of Idealism in
    • earlier than should have been done according to plan. Thus we may say
    • make it possible to believe in the heights of earth-life. They make it
    • possible for those yonder to believe that earth-life really contains
    • an earlier incarnation, and perhaps just in his forty-ninth year, this
    • from some earlier incarnation, such life ‘which ought to
    • those who in earlier incarnations, have in some way or other died a
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    • we usually believe. We do not value the wisdom of our astral body
    • they believe in a ruling wisdom. They are permeated with a feeling
    • ruling wisdom. It is often very difficult to believe in a ruling
    • becoming indolent or lazy, without believing that this wisdom works
    • believes it attains far more through what it gropes for, than through
    • great cunning in doing something at an earlier stage of their life
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    • wisdom that lies beneath the threshold of consciousness. One cannot
    • one knows the connection, one discovers that wisdom lies in the entire
    • be well known to us from earlier lectures.
    • lie behind the ordinary consciousness, and especially behind that veil
    • we notice in memory there lies that which is seen with spiritual eyes
    • there lies another, a life following definite laws, which we do not
    • ‘You need not believe these things. You need not think of that
    • a connection which lies beneath the threshold of ordinary life. This
    • nobody need believe it; if it merely amuses people that is all
    • nature and investigate that which lies behind the phenomena of
    • soul life, and seek what lies behind that. The ordinary philosophers
    • the spiritual; therein lies the memory, the memory of the previous
    • spiritual world for a next incarnation. Thus in man there lies this
    • as the editor of Oetinger, says that what the latter implies
    • I said that in two directions lies the path to the spiritual world, in
    • enter the spiritual world? Well, the reason for that lies beneath the
    • time, there lies an instinctive expression of something resting
    • consciousness what lies beneath it, so that man may know something of
    • events of this epoch, there lie significant subconscious processes
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    • the lamps must be lit earlier, and that it is cold in winter and warm
    • in summer. In earlier times humanity really lived together with
    • external man, there lies a spiritual kernel of man's being which in a
    • of belief in authority; and so we must listen to the theologians, who
    • from the belief in authority, it has not led each man to think more
    • we have got beyond the epoch of belief in authority we must leave it
    • which desires to be so free from belief in authority, we go to the
    • Infinite sagacity (I now speak in full earnestness) has been applied
    • fool to believe that that only took place in the mirror. Thus:
    • work. And in our time, in which ‘Belief in Authority’ is
    • which Fritz Mauthner wrote; for to-day ‘there exists no belief in
    • when he no longer believes what these accidental senses can give. A
    • what has just been read. I have applied exactly the same thought to
    • of accidental senses, that we can never get to what really underlies
    • is here implied against the significance and the great achievements of
    • each day. You must develop the belief that your ideas can lead you
    • believes it knows it, but in reality it knows it no longer. And the
    • belief in authority which to-day appears under the mask of freedom.
    • There lies a deeper meaning in this when it is said — as we have
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    • forms that the soul is prepared. This is why in earlier times the
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    • Desire underlies all those things involving human activity or karma.
    • the collective form of his earlier desires still exists in Kamaloka;
    • the Threshold. He then has his earlier karma continually before him.
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    • these starch granules actually lie in a symmetrical relationship to
    • direction of the animal lies midway between them. The plant has sunk
    • In the plant the organ of direction lies in the root-tips. In man it
    • but its consciousness lies on the devachanic plane, on the mental
    • The minerals also have consciousness. This lies on the higher mental
    • on the human soul by the sagas, as long as man in earlier times could
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    • filled with inner power. So it was also in earlier times. The pupil
    • In earlier times the appearance of the Earth was quite different from
    • head lies the thinking part, above, the part of feeling, to the back
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    • gradually distinguish them in this way. Our description tallies with
    • evolution the ear was present much earlier than speech. The ear is the
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    • to attention. Here we find an example which points to a still earlier
    • an earlier Earth evolution. The two next impulses, Kama and Manas, he
    • could not have found on the Earth; they do not lie in its evolutionary
    • speaks about this, for in earlier times
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    • conventional milieu had observed ordinary moral standards, takes up
    • today is form stems from earlier times and has arisen through such a
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    • life of humanity, mighty changes also occur in the cosmos. Earlier than
    • alive today had their earlier incarnation. The souls who are now
    • at various times, some earlier, some later. But there is another way
    • essentially different from the earlier conditions.
    • stood in the constellation of Aries. Earlier it stood in the
    • constellation of Taurus, still earlier in Gemini and still earlier in
    • traditional Christianity, which lies in the fact that the Beyond is
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    • upon by man. In earlier times these atoms became more and more
    • Radioactivity did not exist in earlier times and could not therefore
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    • lies the importance of the physical plane. If man had not set foot on
    • a repetition of earlier development. On the Astral Plane he was in a
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    • forms from left behind stages of what was laid down earlier. It was
    • animals. In earlier times his organism was still somewhat similar to
    • earlier stage whereas the crab has remained stationary. It is an
    • the large brain there lies, more towards the back of the head, the
    • advanced sometimes reincarnate earlier for other reasons, for
    • them lies Kamaloka, a place of transition, a transitional stage, an
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    • towards religion and still believe in the Gods, no longer have any
    • to allow what he began earlier to come to fruition. But man is not
    • conditions which are totally different from the earlier ones. In
    • materialist believes that human beings have adapted themselves to
    • the Seventh Round. They can make use of regions that lie below their
    • Dhyan-Chohanic beings who earlier reached the stage which human beings
    • is to say, mediumship, is a relapse into an earlier age.
    • It is a primeval wisdom that was absorbed earlier and is now being
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    • in connection with those who were dear to them. The earlier
    • was brought about by a Deva. In earlier times sympathy and antipathy
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    • derived from the very earliest Indians, who had received their
    • Then comes individual existence itself, the sum of all the earlier
    • existence, the force of the totality of earlier incarnations. Previous
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    • about as the result of earlier causes, but that appear in the present.
    • simple moral action lies in relationships. Such moral action consists
    • the result of earlier deeds. What is now being built up around us by
    • part, is entirely the result of earlier deeds.
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    • affects the karma of the group or race. In words lies a greater
    • More lies in these things than in a whole world-history. Through them
    • great religious teachers of earlier times spoke pictorially, for
    • expression there already lies what is meant: ‘By means of a certain
    • Intuitions. Behind the entire physical world lies a cosmos of
    • This is what underlies all perception and consciousness. Illness
    • Behind these alterations however there lies also an alteration in the
    • impressions in a world behind which lies not only what is physical,
    • words of earlier races. This is embodied in our race. In addition we
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    • stage of intelligence and then to regain what he could do earlier. At
    • In this earlier period he did not yet possess this etheric head with
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    • the physical matter of today. On the earlier planet there was not as
    • killing. You therefore kill something in a person when through a lie
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    • experienced in earlier incarnations. Everything else is outside us.
    • earlier stage he held opinions which those he held later contradicted.
    • parts, he will be able to see his earlier incarnations. The
    • hundred years, an Akasha-picture gives the impression of the earlier
    • the Akasha-pictures from earlier times. So one can easily fall into
    • the error of believing that one is speaking to Dante, whereas today
    • sometimes hear them tell of such things, in their earliest years, so
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    • into a crystal; because in the crystal lies a great purity. In it
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    • world it has thrown off and which were earlier within it. They build
    • Earlier the astral body had purified itself by casting off everything
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    • earlier stage of evolution, they were still more beautiful and nobler
    • for beings were still connected with the Earth who had earlier reached
    • reproduction. Everything else (intellect) did not lie in the
    • sexes. This had taken place earlier with the animals. Side by side
    • referring to those earlier
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    • Earlier the astral Globe was still finer and indeed consisted of
    • one which follows, five further conditions lie on the other side of
    • further ascent. The first three Rounds were repetitions of earlier
    • time man was still a sleeping plant. A still earlier condition, that
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    • Kingdom which underlies the Third. Here we only have forms woven by
    • itself. The animal kingdom also reflects the intentions which lie in
    • constitutes the atom. This multiplies itself, creating itself out of
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    • number still lie before us. But if we were standing on the Old Moon,
    • that was his in earlier epochs of his development. At the end of the
    • the Monad into himself earlier, he would have received with it Manas,
    • is mere wisdom; this must be overcome. True wisdom lies in the heart;
    • Deep meaning lies in many other things. The separation of the Moon
    • preceded the Mars-Age. The Moon contains silver. Still earlier took
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    • consciousness; out of the content of the earlier, out of memory,
    • Here we have three definitions of Beings who bring about, who underlie
    • things that were there earlier stream out. What arises in this way is
    • earlier experiences. Therein is contained the substance out of which
    • consciousness lies in front of the head, in the astral: from there it
    • physical plane whose consciousness however lies on different planes.
    • States of consciousness can lie in all four forms of the physical
    • plane while the body of such a being lies in the astral. We must think
    • as the effects of all the earlier physical processes. This is why man
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    • earlier forces however had to be retained. Now we have reached the
    • an individualised being. This underlies the occult saying that,
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    • They come from earlier spiritual causes, from sinfulness. This is
    • of the future. It lies in the power of a nation to care for its
    • in earlier times, are brought about by the god Mammon.
    • one were to believe that this downfall could be delayed and contained
    • process on the Old Moon. We can form a picture of the earlier process
    • all these things lie deep thoughts concerning evolution which ought to
    • In the earlier Planetary conditions, the forerunners of our Earth, we
    • it was through the Sphinx that the milieu for initiation was already
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    • should believe that one immediately becomes an adept simply by going
    • of reproduction this kind of nutrition also appeared. Earlier human
    • Later another form of food was added which did not exist earlier. Man
    • applied to plants, to fruit. Out of this wine arose. This did not
    • Sub-Races were repetitions of what came earlier. The Fourth Sub-Race
    • seven hundred years earlier announced its mission through the
    • If at an earlier time water had not changed into wine, man would not
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    • intricacy, think of this faculty applied to lofty cosmic thoughts.
    • a much earlier stage. What had its start in Europe moved ever further
    • and evil. If you believe that something evil exists, you have not
    • It was otherwise with the Second Sub-Race. There, with the earliest of
    • The earliest initiates, who founded the ancient Indian teaching, were
    • Achilles you have the initiate of the Fourth Sub-Race which lies on
    • represents one who relies on his intelligence and guile and thereby
    • native milieu had to take into himself, not only the Jewish, but also
    • Now here in the North, everything that has remained from earlier times
    • The inherent culture of the future lies in the unfolding of what is
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    • lie the four main groups of human temperaments: phlegmatic, sanguine,
    • crystal. It can only originate from another, earlier plant. Form is
    • likelier explanation is that Steiner, whose audience was very likely
    • during the embryo phase recapitulates the earlier phases of its
    • earlier life. The views that stand in the way of this doctrine will be
    • overcome, just as was the scholarly opinion of an earlier century,
    • substances. As recently as three hundred years ago, scholars believed
    • to earlier psycho-spiritual entities, he won't exactly be burned at
    • when the real foolishness will be to believe that the human being
    • earlier incarnations. Temperament strikes a balance between the
    • Gottlieb Fichte, that famous German choleric, was recognizable as such
    • each into the proper track, for in every temperament there lie two
    • that the child's belief in his teacher's ability remains unshaken. The
    • persist in the belief that his teacher is competent, or all authority
    • different magic formula may be applied. For the sanguine child this
    • also be applied to oneself, for purposes of self-improvement. For
    • however, only by knowing what lies in the depths of the soul. Slowly
    • Johann Gottlieb Fichte, 1762-1814. German Idealist philosopher.
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    • believes he has learned anything from the concepts he has formed
    • man are realities, and as invisible members underlie the visible
    • which makes it obvious that they lie in the line of heredity, they
    • that something which lies in the line of heredity can emerge only
    • same applies to the faculty of forming concepts, and the development
    • concept, there lies what man himself so brings into the world that by
    • which lie within the line of heredity. Man unfolds something which
    • animal lies within the boundaries of the organs. In its soul
    • But this experience lies in the activity of what lives in its organs
    • “soul,” since “soul” implies the notion of
    • refuses to believe that a being lives according to what it
    • investigation relies on direct vision and can bring from quite
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    • essential feature of man's life of soul lies in the human soul
    • what is most important lies so near that there is no need for us to
    • Certainly from the point of view of those who believe they are
    • this learning to stand, a great deal in human life lies concealed;
    • organization there lies a predetermined balance, to human beings the
    • is open to what lies at the basis of the human ego — to what is
    • life, when he applies the same force to the development of his
    • recourse to the same force he applied to the effort of gaining a
    • worked more directly in the earlier days of the human being is caught
    • consider according to universal rules what in an artistic sense lies
    • from within; we see, too, however, that what lies at the basis of the
    • something far more profound lies at the basis of speech, of the way
    • the environment. What lies at their basis is the fact that man
    • believed that the theory of the blood circulation is complete in
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    • “believe” in such things. The moment, however, he begins to
    • Mysteries. That was why they relied upon other and more external means
    • constantly applied himself. He tried to become spiritually receptive
    • not so conceited as to believe that he could sit down with a piece of
    • great riddles of existence. Rather did he believe that he must hold
    • believe that answers to the most burning riddles of existence could be
    • behind which there lies a significant spiritual reality.
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    • actually looking at something that is the product of an earlier stage
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    • view it from outside. The concepts that must be applied here will be
    • applied.
    • actually lies midway between what is seen from the earthly viewpoint
    • believed that man's cleverness, his sagacity, is also
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    • methods which have been applied to the broad outlines of
    • through by spirit-and-soul. These forces of spirit-and-soul are allied
    • — this applies, for example, to all cases of illness due to
    • existence but also to the methods which must be applied when human
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    • What belief were we able to hold at the beginning, and later in the
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    • lies at the basis of so-called initiation and, after having indicated
    • external physical hands and their tasks, and what lies at the basis of
    • compared with the earlier. If we are clear how in the course of
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    • we find that the reason for the imperfect development lies in a moral
    • the form of the body cannot be applied to physical existence, but it
    • longer be applied when we ascend into super-sensible worlds. Indeed,
    • what they are lies fully open to view. But there are other beings
    • perfectly frank, that the difference lies in their natures. Their
    • consciousness. But there is the further feeling that he lies and does
    • right in calling it beautiful. It may really be the ugliest being in
    • beings to lie to us, or we compel them to show themselves in their
    • believe it, for did he not see it all? But he did not see what he
    • acquired in the sense world are applied there, they are of no use and
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    • Now it is part of initiation that the elements of being that lie in
    • bliss. Such things must be gone into because in them lie the seeds of
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    • mental plane. It would be wrong if something derogatory is implied by
    • Yes, when the conceptions of the life of the senses are applied to
    • spiritual world that lies — to speak from a transitory point of
    • Real meaning lies in something quite different. What underlies
    • ‘immortality.’ Anyone might believe — at least to a
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    • this or that and giving rise to the belief that it is possible by
    • belief that a few rules will suffice in these matters —
    • applied with prejudice. This lucid classification has been a worthy
    • under the influence of the Light-bearer, lies a reflection of what
    • Thus, man can unfold what lies in his own forces alone for the
    • here repeat why as this has been told you frequently in earlier
    • them?” This belief is widely spread throughout the world. You
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    • refusal of all authority and all authorised belief, we gain special
    • up to the belief that already in earliest youth it is possible to
    • necessity become as believing as a Buddhist; he will know that in the
    • At length, however, you come to an earlier time when you can no longer
    • earth, “ because then you have to follow him to an earlier abode,
    • of time (whoever has heard my earlier lectures will know that this
    • These things lie far afield and may appear inconsistent with the
    • sufficient use of his sound judgement. This applies today to many
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    • either case we are always dealing with what lies in the realm of
    • what lies deep down in the soul, through our feeling and our will.
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    • it has not realised on its path so far, and which lie in the
    • these words is another mystery which lies behind human existence. I
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    • feelings. How can this pressure be relieved? Now this pressure is
    • and useful human beings. Here lies the real reason for all inner
    • his evolution. What I have just described applies particularly to the
    • religious belief, in order that he might not lose all uplifting power
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    • the substance received from our parents. A lie - its effect in
    • believe in spirit here, he is overflooded by it there. His task is
    • last life here on the physical plane he relied only upon reality,
    • reality one had formerly believed in, A man is then choked or drowned
    • concrete, individual example. Suppose we have told a lie to someone
    • tell a lie to someone, it happens at a certain point of time and what
    • rebirth. Let us suppose we have told a lie to someone at some
    • we deviated from it when we told the lie. Thus one need only tell a
    • lie on the physical plane in order to bring about a time in the
    • opposite of the lie. There the truth torments us because it lives in
    • clearly understand that something like a shadow lies over this
    • arrive at the other truths which lie in the realm of the Father-God,
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    • earlier period of time, the fruit of our life hurries forward, it
    • now lie outspread before us, illumined by the light that is born of
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    • them in the next incarnation. Concrete example of a lie and its
    • is past; the time when we enjoyed it does indeed lie behind us, but
    • lied to some one. Then comes the time, when in the spiritual world
    • opposite to our lie. Our relation to this person to whom we have lied
    • opposite to the lie we have told, to rise within us and this torments
    • done in telling the lie; for here in the spiritual world thou canst
    • not compensate what has been brought about through thy lie, here thou
    • canst only see quite clearly the effect of a lie in the cosmos. What
    • Let us take the case of a person who through illness dies earlier
    • Christ-impulse supplies us with more than barely sufficient force
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    • conceived as having emerged from the earlier incarnations, so to
    • existence. In thankfulness I bow before the ground which lies beneath
    • which the proletarian of to-day applies to man and embodies in his
    • believe that the entire substance of Christianity is contained once
    • as a dead force, calling merely for belief, but as a living power
    • earlier times the aims of men were unconscious, instinctive, just
    • thorough thought to these words. Much lies in them. They point to the
    • Because in earlier times the gods were directly concerned with the
    • further aspect. In earlier times all self-knowledge, all
    • deal in his own being remains hidden from him. And this applies not
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    • outcome of relationships formed in earlier lives; some will bear
    • a fellowship of belief, and also from those that come through reading
    • related to us karmically from an earlier life. Certainly, there are
    • communities which point to a common destiny in earlier lives; but
    • chosen people, and they believed that happiness would come to the
    • was a well-founded belief, for Jehovah, the God of this people, had
    • all over the world Christ is spoken of, and people believe, simply
    • lies at the root of the deepest ailments of our time.
    • into an inner lie — have thoroughly good intentions, in their
    • believe that the healthy human organism can have other than a divine
    • Christ lies open. This is the way which must to-day be characterised
    • longer speak in such a way that our speech is an inward lie. Then we
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    • and see clearly” (he says, referring to his earlier remarks),
    • the most vehement attacks come. Real spiritual life, one that relies
    • appearance of reality which is not reality: the appearance is a lie.
    • reality; it may be a living lie. And this distinction between living
    • truths and living lies is something which should be deeply engraved
    • for those things which are not lies, but living truths ... and the
    • a crystal — he might well believe, if a crystal and a rose were
    • living lie.
    • classes — a gulf which lies at the root of our life to-day and
    • point which permits us to believe in enduring peace. That, in May,
    • is one — which lies in all that is now coming to expression out
    • life of the spirit. And the loneliest of all were the great thinkers,
    • Gottlieb Fichte. You will have heard and learnt a great deal about
    • you will be impelled to ask: What really lies at the bottom of all
    • Take Johann Gottlieb
    • this arrangement applies only to spiritual property, where it shocks
    • share amounts to a living lie. But what does this denial depend on?
    • recover belief in the spirit. Oh, there are plenty of prophets ready
    • to speak of the necessity of belief in the spirit! But it gets
    • materialism to the spirit.” ... No, mere belief in the spirit
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    • realm of thought, and those that lie beyond the range of thoughts and
    • that is pieced together by Man from elements supplied by Nature
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    • what is implied when we write down the m. All that is
    • extent, we can bear it no longer. What underlies it is the same in
    • implied in the letter m, yet with our full human being we do
    • that are beneath it that it would not get properly supplied with
    • explaining applies however only to our brain. The remaining portions
    • underlies it, bring about upon the one hand the submersion of the
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    • activity. With space and time we are one. Much is implied in what I
    • credulous believers in the Physics of today, nor need we be of
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    • adventitious theories, however, relieve one of the need of making one
    • soul and Spirit-Nature — that underlies it. Lifeless Nature is
    • what underlies the phenomena of light and colour: namely, undulations
    • oblige us no longer to believe in the undulating ether. And when
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    • true conception of what underlies this interplay of light and
    • said in an earlier lecture: You, your subjective being, do not live
    • we have the faculty of living in what really underlies the light;
    • the air we push our diaphragm upward. This involves a relief of
    • thus relieve the organic system beneath the diaphragm, the
    • from inner warmth. Your life in the light-element however lies
    • is completely different from the ear. The one indeed lies above and
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    • century at the earliest. By such examples you will most readily
    • of the earliest things to which men became attentive in this
    • phenomenon that underlies it — or, shall we rather say,
    • people fail to reflect that this whole way of thinking, applied to
    • earlier lecture. I said that we must carefully distinguish all that
    • not believe that the sensory impression he experiences is only
    • larynx and that lies farther forward. Etherically we are talking to
    • I do believe,
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    • applied it to the most manifold phenomena of Nature, — nor
    • assumed that when warmth is applied in the steam-engine, this
    • what we believe to be matter, to be in fact no more than flowing
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    • this applies above all to the teacher — it is most important
    • This way of thinking was now applied to the external phenomena
    • believe that we get them on the same basis as the ideas we gain
    • our Science gives us reality. What people fondly believe to be the
    • of the phenomena of Nature. Between the two lies what we meet with
    • untenable ideas — ideas derived from the belief that the
    • Waldorf School. I believe therefore that in arranging these
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    • sounds, and experience what lies behind them. We have to experience
    • substance, it soon becomes obvious that what is thus assumed to lie
    • there is reality in what is alleged to lie behind the
    • who is utterly alien to any kind of mystical experience — suffers
    • through to what lies behind the veil of the sense-world and that is
    • believes himself lost. He experiences something like a loss of his Ego
    • beings appear and exert influence upon him. There lies the danger of
    • lies the stream of forgetfulness. On this stream of
    • What lies there is again twofold. One part of it is what we experience
    • penetrate below the inner world of the mystic into a realm that lies
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    • This is the force that works upon the Sentient Soul. The same applies
    • sleep, the whole tapestry of the sense-world lies outspread before
    • what really underlies it, with what is learnt by a child about the
    • expression for what lies behind the heavenly bodies and their
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    • of inner experience and what spiritually underlies the world of the
    • enter into his own inner world, into that which spiritually underlies
    • sight of what spiritually underlies the physical and etheric bodies
    • makes him capable of enduring whatever obstacles may lie in his path
    • causes of our sense-perceptions are hidden from us. What lies behind
    • realities which cannot be outwardly perceived, which underlie the
    • The book gives, for example, an account of the earlier embodiments of
    • an earlier life in feeling to intellectuality, to thinking; hence it
    • literature lies not so much in the fact that unusual things are
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    • thoughts. All our earlier efforts to shape the letters have been
    • present with his earlier appearance and perceiving how the knowledge
    • continually supplied to it. The etheric or life-body in turn receives
    • truth that spirit lies behind all material existence, then we must
    • Theoretical reflection might easily be tempted to believe that what
    • light in the form of darkness. The same applies to sins of omission in
    • very probable — if we hold the belief that what we do not see is
    • self-knowledge, and therein lies its value. Error would begin only if
    • the clairvoyant were to believe the mirror-image to be another entity,
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    • earlier experiences made him capable of being a leader because he was
    • encounters his earliest ancestor. The time is in the ratio of five to
    • age of civilisation. Then he finds that as an earlier personality he
    • Greco-Latin epoch; earlier still in the Egyptian, in the ancient
    • on the Earth. Then it is found that all the earlier incarnations
    • earlier than the plant and animal kingdoms? Anyone who thinks
    • America on the other. This was the Atlantean epoch. In a still earlier
    • beings-we ourselves in earlier incarnations-lived on a continent
    • their self-seeking Ego asserts its claims, they begin to lie
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    • little conception of such fervent self-sacrifice. In earlier times
    • a manifestation of the spiritual, that the spiritual lies behind
    • spiritual Beings and spiritual realities lie behind the physical
    • what lies behind colours, sounds and so forth is not material but the
    • in the negative sense for the sustenance with which he supplies them
    • Only a fantasy-ridden, materialistic mind can believe that it would be
    • organs have been formed by something that underlies everything we see
    • ‘Intelligence’ in the spiritual science of that earlier
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    • and the earlier German word Vernunft (reason) is now used in a
    • set a limit to his knowledge which he believes he is unable to
    • being we may have been choleric in an earlier life and may become
    • Previously, in his earlier incarnations, this Being was a Bodhisattva
    • rise to the rank of Buddhahood. Yet in the earlier periods of time he
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    • spinal cord that lie behind the nerves. In our brain itself and its
    • fantastic mind-although there are many such — could believe that
    • visible to normal consciousness because they lie in a realm beyond the
    • the word inevitably implies a contradiction but there is no better
    • own activity. At an earlier stage we held back the World of Archetypal
    • already been applied to our development as human beings. We have
    • already been applied to us. Just as our physical constitution has been
    • possible. Those who believe that what is actually there has risen from
    • earlier Stages of existence to the present one must also admit that
    • therefore also change. Different methods were necessary in earlier
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    • nothing except the methods he deliberately applies to his soul, the
    • thinking applied in such cases will usually produce something that is
    • that truth are reluctant to let these beliefs be affected by the
    • thinking that is applied to machines, to the phenomena of outer
    • nature, to the natural sciences, cannot be applied in the same way to
    • inasmuch as it is applied to the immediate objects.
    • of a faculty that must be behind us when it has to be applied; it has
    • We listen to him and believe what he says. The other may say about the
    • most unhealthy spot. Again we can only believe him. In fact, both of
    • statements contradict each other. — Suppose that in an earlier
    • must be applied to the material world only. We must comprehend these
    • believe there are two little demons sitting inside it and making the
    • hands go round. I do not believe in machinery,’ — such a man
    • mechanical system. The mistake does not lie in materialistic thinking
    • be applied to whatever is subject to the laws of spirituality and not
    • domain he is making the same mistake as the man who believes in the
    • believes and stands for. One who rises into a higher world, however,
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    • that our present state of development points back to an earlier one
    • that to what has been acquired at an earlier stage something new is
    • happened a day earlier.” There you have an obvious case where
    • reverse side, and this applies also to the development of the faculty
    • be affirmed that in earlier epochs man already possessed a kind of
    • absorbed and elaborated. But in the earlier stage of a logic of the
    • earlier stages of evolution. All these things are explored in order
    • We are now looking back to an earlier stage of humanity when man had
    • Space. This gives us a clue to an earlier stage of the human soul when
    • referred to an earlier state, because it resembles one which man must
    • earlier to the future state would, of course, be inconceivable; the
    • earlier stage of development was formed out of the World of Spirit. We
    • earlier logic of the heart preceded the logic of the intellect. The
    • example the faculty of memory which points back to an earlier memory,
    • there lies a kind of darkening. The spiritual investigator finds
    • side, but at an earlier stage there was not much connection between
    • him. Between the two states lies a Pralaya, when human development is
    • developed a new organ. Just as the brain now lies above the heart, the
    • is made to an earlier stage of man, to the earlier heart-man, we must
    • picture to ourselves that just as man has evolved from an earlier
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    • he knows that the same sense of truth which lies in his own heart is
    • even earlier incarnations? This is a quite natural question. In order
    • therefore turned to a much earlier age when man evolved out of the
    • man's physical and etheric bodies the children of an earlier
    • Therefore if we are looking for an earlier state of our planet we can
    • ‘warmth ether’. We are thus led back to an earlier planetary
    • even earlier incarnation of the Earth. On the Old Sun, man was in an
    • aeriform condition and earlier still he consisted only of warmth. A
    • back into your earlier incarnations you would find yourself
    • regulating the breathing process, the utmost caution must be applied
    • is so little consciousness of the truth that the spiritual underlies
    • everything material, people will believe all too readily that this or
    • der Liebe Macht in sich
    • who revere the same holiest treasure, then we are right to assume that
    • achieved! However lengthy the lectures may have been it lies in the
  • Title: Man/Being/Spirit/Soul: Lecture I: Man as a Being of Spirit and Soul
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    • other places, is, I believe, based upon a need arising out of
    • as the latter could not have existed at an earlier period, so,
    • human evolution. In those earlier times people looked at nature
    • the last two, three, four hundred years. In earlier times when
    • People then believe that a departure from the sense
    • who believe they understand a lot about the scientific outlook
    • experience to find the spiritual reality that underlies
    • life and proceed from there to what lies spiritually outside
    • I have pointed out in earlier lectures that it is
    • logical approach where it can no longer be applied. We
    • It is here that the main obstacles lie for most people in
    • out in earlier lectures that when philosophers speak about the
    • nature lives in the life of the soul. Whoever believes that we
    • outlook lies. It can be characterized in the following way. If
    • and minerals. And we discover further where lies the mystery of
    • we arrive at the judgment or belief that a stringent science is
    • says. And we should not believe that the scientist of spirit
    • misunderstanding of all to believe that we wish to set up any
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    • now it is intended to investigate what lies beyond normal
    • human soul life, inasmuch as this lies within the conscious
    • to underlie the sense world, if it is unconscious? For then the
    • case of the experience following the same laws that underlie
    • People believe that law is to be found in the world of
    • fraud. But the important thing is that after, I believe, two
    • oneself that the pictures tallied exactly with the description.
    • experienced earlier. But now, what the human being does of his
    • earlier experiences in life, which we have gone through and
    • destiny, what is derived as a germinal force from earlier lives
    • I believe that in expressing the harmonious
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    • to men of earlier ages. Earlier he would have received the
    • fact, which lies behind our sense world. And although we
    • This then is what lies at the root of the world of the natural
    • followed by men of earlier times. But of course humanity has
    • people long to go back to these earlier soul conditions. They
    • people of earlier times. These people developed a heightening
    • the super-sensible world, to what lies spiritually behind the
    • spiritual nature lie behind the life of the roots, the leaves,
    • same sense of reality which artists worked with earlier where
    • the outward reality was idealized. Earlier the artist
    • — The latter is believed by those who
    • little connection with life. People believe they have already
    • happened, despite the bitter war years which lie in between:
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    • are many who believe that it is only necessary to have passed through the
    • Such people also believe that after death a man will be able to
    • applied his faculties for the acquisition of knowledge to aims other
    • subconscious soul-life which lies submerged as if in the depths
    • depths of the soul there lies, for example, the fear that is present
    • are not devised on a logical basis, although it may be believed that
    • contradictory or impossible of belief but that in the inmost depths
    • forgotten all doubt and disbelief in what they had been wont to
    • belonged to earlier periods of culture. Each individual soul advances
    • for remembering an earlier incarnation — which in the case of
    • often hears it asked: What is the use of believing in former lives
    • to which he never gave a thought in the earlier incarnation?
    • body lies in the bed and we are actually outside it, just as is the
    • can, as a rule, look back only to a certain point that lies before
    • back into earlier incarnations themselves. To do this at the present
    • applied in speaking, we develop meditation from these thoughts that
    • back into earlier lives on earth and also to investigate the period
    • between earthly lives, the period which always lies between death and
    • experiences connected with earlier planetary incarnations of our
    • region of the heart. By means of this organ the nature of the earlier
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    • man, just as a person's thoughts, his sorrows and cares, lie
    • believe that through scientific knowledge a fundamental understanding
    • Golgotha, signifies. But in that earlier time Michael was the
    • greater intensity than hitherto arose in mankind. In earlier times
    • of the Mystery of Golgotha in those worlds that lie immediately behind
    • consciousness which was earlier hidden in human souls on earth. The
    • incapable of believing what a stupendous event had taken place in the
    • depend upon our belief in this revelation but simply and solely upon
  • Title: Origins of Natural Science: Lecture I
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    • Christmas, yet inwardly, I believe, they are so related. In all that
    • underlie it, we must go back several centuries into the past. The
    • can see, as it were, the whole transition from an earlier to a later
    • absorbed his earliest impressions, which were of a peculiar kind. It
    • As I said earlier, Nicholas probably understood himself quite well,
    • nothingness as it realizes that the divine lies beyond that void into
    • I would like to describe it as follows. Though living earlier than
    • world to seeking the I? Why? If we go back into earlier times, we
    • An earlier figure such as John Scotus Erigena (810–880) would
    • to mankind in earlier centuries was no longer open in Meister
    • believed that they confronted the spirit-realm in close perspective.
    • 1440, Nicholas Cusanus applied mathematical thinking and mathematical
    • symbols; but now Nicholas Copernicus boldly and firmly applied them to
    • One century lies between the two. During this century Western science
    • was born. Earlier, it had been in an embryonic state. Whoever wants
    • understand this century that lies between the Docta Ignorantia
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    • man lived 2,000 years earlier and for his time he was as
    • how, out of the widths of space, the cosmic phenomena replied to
    • content for the earliest wise men of the Post-Atlantean age,
    • If we put into a diagram what was actually seen in those earliest
    • If we put into a diagram what was actually seen in those earliest
    • were speaking to him only out of a tradition preserved from earlier
    • spirit. This, however, implied that nature began to be something more
    • had gained in robustness. Earlier, as an image, it still possessed
    • Earlier, the unity of spirit had been perceived in all things. Now,
    • contrast, which was experienced by everyone in that earlier epoch, we
    • fullness is not more than emptiness?” It implies that
    • In place of the earlier concrete contrast of soul and body, man and
    • The earlier contrast of soul and body, man and nature, increasingly
    • experienced as something alien to man, something that is examined
    • into the inner essence. For this reason, Cusanus applied mathematics
    • emerging from earlier faculties of mankind. A time had to come when
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    • from earlier ones, is based on the mathematical pattern. By and by it
    • back into earlier ages with true psychological insight, one would
    • So what can we say when we look back at the geometry of earlier
    • to him. Imagine what this implies: Man tears mathematics free from
    • Earlier, the soul had a different mood than later. Formerly, it
    • man who lived in the earlier age, when mathesis was still mysticism,
    • keeps himself out of it. Earlier, man sensed a blood experience with
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    • our contemporaries, who believe in the present world view far more
    • fervently than the sectarians of olden days believed in their dogmas.
    • that have been completely divorced from man. Nowhere in earlier times
    • from God. And in this utterly abstract form, Newton now applies
    • simply applies this abstracted mathematics, this idea of space (which
    • and applies his abstract mathematics to it, thus severing it from any
    • differentiation really implies annihilation, while integration is the
    • gathering up of bones and dust, so that the earlier forms of the
    • in it. In earlier times, the coming-into-being, the germinating, had
    • had a vivid recollection of earlier views and how they clung to
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    • and so forth in the surrounding world. Certainly, in earlier times,
    • thinkers of earlier ages, whose ideas no longer receive proper
    • earlier thinkers.
    • valid for the way of perception that belonged to earlier times.
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    • belonging to the external world as well as to man; whereas an earlier
    • applied to everything concerned with geometry, number, weight, etc.
    • As few isolated thinkers, who still retained traditions of earlier
    • coordinates himself in this direction in his earliest years. If we
    • man and animals must lie in the human form as a whole, not in any
    • At the same time we believe that the three dimensions of space exist
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    • Galileo thought out and applied to matters close to man, such as the
    • law of inertia, was not applied in a wide context. And it was indeed
    • earlier astronomy tried to grasp the solar system, it not only summed
    • Now Newton applies Galileo's abstracted principle to the
    • as long as one believes in the whole business; but when one no longer
    • mode of conception becomes generalized so far that is applied to the
    • it. But this was separated from man even earlier and more radically.
    • partake of it with my own experience. This applies, if I may say so,
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    • was thenceforth applied in physics, what was inwardly experienced is
    • told you earlier — that in each new epoch we see new
    • return to an earlier stage.
    • fermentation, which could be observed externally, and applied it to
    • fermentation and similar processes, and these were rashly applied to
    • cast out of the human being. Physics was now applied externally to
    • same physics was reapplied to man. Thus one no longer had the living
    • his own nature, he applied to himself what was well suited for a
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    • then we have something that lies in the nature of the body. We assert
    • look at a corpse, it would be foolish to believe that it was always
    • will not be what we found earlier in our physics and chemistry, it
    • You see, here lie the great tasks that, by means of the historical
    • the anthroposophical way of thinking is applied in earnest to
    • are right, and if we in our replies to them stop short at the
    • Here lie the tasks of the specialists, here lie the tasks of those
    • the chemical processes in nature lies in the processes of the etheric
    • possible. I believe that these tasks of the Anthroposophical Society
    • wonderful has arisen through modern science. In earlier times, the
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    • will do no better than you did when you applied your thinking to the
    • applies to the small as well as to the large. You remember how I have
    • under earth conditions. Such a method has led to the belief that the
    • The same sort of thing, now, applies to the condition on the sun. It
    • applied concepts verifiable only by observation to a realm not
    • accessible to observation. Everyone who believes himself able to
    • then the belief follows that by integrating something real is evolved.
    • extent to which this reversal applies to the inorganic in the realm of
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    • applied, the outer glass is heated at the start and expands. The space
    • correctly translate old writings. But a profound meaning lies in this.
    • implied especially that this solid condition falls under the laws
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    • there lie a number of points a, b, c, d, etc. If you wish to
    • the laws relating to such things as they applied in a single
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    • as it were, the milieu in which heat is observed. The being of heat is
    • ordinary steam locomotive where heat is applied and forward motion
    • really mean then when I say: Heat as it is applied in the steam engine
    • with it, and the same thing applies if you imagine it lowered several
    • lies outside us.
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    • find it necessary to become acquainted with the ideas that underlie
    • what escapes us, and lies in the concepts of the reciter and what
    • persons if you had been born 20 years earlier. That is to say, your
    • obliged to extend our considerations not only to what actually lies
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    • out how these crystals originate. What forces lie at the foundation of
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    • Does not that which is active in the gas really lie on the far side of
    • The whole matter as it is understood now rests on the belief that we
    • only operate where there are solids. The fluid realm lies between the
    • aggregation, as it is called, to heat. This lies above the gaseous,
    • just as the fluid lies above the solid. We may tabulate these things
    • and our acoustic phenomena playing themselves out in the air would lie
    • the being of heat, just as the fluid condition lies between the
    • paths. And when you say to yourselves: the fluid condition lies
    • lies on the far side of the heat region just as for instance the tone
    • world as it is expressed in the air lies on this side of the heat
    • what lies at the foundation of the “Free Waldorf School.”
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    • supplied. In this case, we could not say that the heat has been
    • underlies the process and this law is related to the quality of the
    • so-called entropy concept. For the present our interest lies in the
    • in empty space. And even when I believe myself to be standing in empty
    • a vessel containing a liquid with its liquid surface which implies an
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    • attention to the problem of indicating what really lies behind these
    • work. For the turning of the wheel can be applied in any machine, and
    • and which really lies in the realm beneath the solid realm? For we do,
    • as a matter of fact, look into a realm here that underlies the world
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    • second, the third, the fourth, etc. When the physicist applies heat at
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    • effects of light take place, that we consider so little allied to the
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    • infinity and entering the plane on the other side. This implies that
    • peculiar. He finds something which, I believe, furnishes a real
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    • The madness of the Kant-Laplace theory consists in the belief that it
    • also shows the same madness to the belief that what can be abstracted
    • from terrestrial physical conditions can be applied to the
    • include in it what lies in the various realms. But we have had no
    • as it were, do not lie in the plane. In them we have something new and
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    • inner order, but that which lies before us as a subjective experience
    • and that which lies outside this condition constitutes our perception.
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    • of them, and the super-sensible world lies before him. The student of
    • Science on the one he applied to the world of the senses.
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    • in the modern spiritual development of mankind. In earlier periods of
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    • intuitive knowledge are allowed their place, and their results applied
    • What has had to be said concerning Cosmology applies still more to
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    • dreams, but still less clear. This lack of clearness applies also to
    • religious beliefs the antidote which carried over into the condition
    • cannot believe in the reality of what outwardly represents itself to
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    • of it. The formative creative work which man unconsciously applies to
    • of the child's earliest experience, lies in this active unconscious
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    • attention of believers to the historical tradition concerning the
    • knowledge in ‘Dogmas of Belief’ for the Earth. The
    • in which they affect the soul, whether through faith, belief or
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    • the universe underlies the etheric organism just as this underlies the
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    • This strength lies in the etheric organism, which grows less and less
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    • state of health are not applied or stimulated. A genuine medical
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    • in earlier times the communications of spiritual teaching made to human
    • in the form in which we now possess it. But its acceptance demands belief
    • judgment increases, the less will be their belief in those who teach them.
    • Belief and trust were preconditions for the earlier form of
    • any similar movement of an earlier period, because their initial activity
    • from those of earlier epochs. Occultists are aware of this. Modern
    • practical life. This element is simply not present in the earlier forms
    • souls, were incarnated in earlier times, have lived through all the
    • ago, so, too, in earlier epochs, were the beings now revealing themselves.
    • previously have been possible. Earlier than two thousand years ago Christ
    • revelation was possible. Earlier than two thousand years ago this could
    • the course of time. In this radiance lie the forces that create the
    • Spirit of the Earth. The microcosmic invariably tallies with the
    • lies in our following in this way the evolution of the cosmos. Where is
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    • with the principles of occult investigation may believe that it would
    • about the result obtained by the first clairvoyant. If you were to believe
    • note of the results of clairvoyant investigation. The stone as it lies
    • be true. The same principle applies to the spiritual investigator and
    • and souls for which the plant world supplies the bodies. We will now
    • It is a superficial belief
    • soul of the plant there. The essential difference lies in the fact that
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    • in the physical body and in the etheric body. The physical heart lies
    • the etheric heart, which lies to the right. The greatest difference,
    • and with which a sacred trinity was allied, consciously forming a
    • the bed. The same applies to the blood system; a divine-spiritual ego
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    • applies to the memory tableau after death. It appears directly the etheric
    • the same applies in different circumstances — is comparable with
    • and promotes harmony among them; what divides us, what is alien to us here,
    • does not yet lie within the power of human will. In the present cycle
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    • time that here on earth lie like veils over these relationships of the
    • bell, widening from above downwards as it flies through astral space, the
    • accordance with the earlier faculties. That the human being is an
    • underlies the physical creation, a great deal will become intelligible
    • hear presently that in earlier times, before the separation of the sexes,
    • earth the product of earlier existence. That there is harmony between what
    • lies hidden the formative force that brings forth the new human being.
    • to use your hands, they would atrophy. The same applies to all organs;
    • before birth. The same applies to the other organs before physical birth.
    • then should the power of judgment begin to be exercised. The earlier
    • principle applies here as in the case of the young child; he understands
    • this to the child, we must believe it ourselves, for otherwise the child
    • will not believe it either. Facts that confirm the truth of this imagery
    • at a much higher level. We must learn to believe again in what only
    • is a lie that in the past there were people who were expected to believe
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    • through life against attacks! The same applies to all the other organs
    • still earlier embodiment was the Old Sun, not the present sun, which
    • that in certain respects tallies with occult cosmology. The girl was
    • delineating it. To understand what this implies we must consider other
    • the earlier stages to which fluid or watery substance is now added.
    • numerical rhythms. Earlier, on Saturn, it had been warmth formations that
    • now, firstly, come into existence again the earlier structures of the
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    • belong to an earlier, cosmic stage of consciousness. Clairvoyant vision
    • at an earlier time, man would have remained at a much lower evolutionary
    • believed that they, too, could accompany the sun because this had formerly
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    • deep secrets lie hidden — the forces of air and water. Fire was
    • say — can be applied by magical means without at the same time
    • forces that, in the wise hands of worthy guides, can be applied in the
    • they were not able to wait. Out of the earliest human figures who had
    • more of ancient Atlantean culture. In the earliest period man possessed
    • applied. by the Atlantean magicians at the time when their application
    • of divine-spiritual reality, that behind it lies what Ahriman had hidden
    • from man. What thus lies behind the world of sense must be disclosed
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    • shall ye believe me if ye have not believed )Moses and the prophets?”
    • earth, rebelled against the belief that this being could have died on the
    • he did not believe that this great spirit had dwelt on the earth in
    • group ego declined. In earlier times the human being belonged to a communal
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    • and applied to it the intellectual faculty that was then developing.
    • The future of humanity lies in giving shape to the soul and spiritual
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    • und der schönen Lilie — von Goethe
    • effectively be contradicted. For it is easy to believe that any
    • itself could not be believed; hence it is only natural that the
    • belief that Theosophy could bring in or want to bring in anything
    • may come in particular to those who believe profoundly in the
    • truths, who believed that a particular sort of mood, a sort of
    • man before the Holy of Holies; he had to understand that truth is
    • him, he was then led into the Holy of Holies. He was then initiated,
    • and supplied with the teachings which instructed him as to the
    • same meaning is applied to this word as we find in Goethe. In the New
    • the solution of the riddle and he replied “The solution of the
    • riddle lies in the fairy tale itself, and not in one word alone.”
    • the commandment given in the Bible. He applied these words to the
    • small Temple, a Holy of Holies. This hut which represents the holiest
    • the memory of this stands as a Holy of Holies within the Temple. —
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    • earlier youth he had already concealed his conceptions in Faust.
    • loveliest part of me” The very part of man which distinguishes
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    • mysteries of existence were understood in earlier times. The one who
    • believed”
    • (Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast belieJohn 20:29).
    • the Truth and the Life. The great difference between earlier religions
    • But another mood also arises. The belief in this archetypal image of
    • thinking, feeling and willing lies in the individual personality of
    • must come, bringing with it a belief in the new initiates, the
    • earlier periods, and man must once again pass through briefly the way
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    • this. There is hardly anything more hopeless and alien to a true
    • We are all children of nature and when we believe we are not acting in
    • for nature, endeavored to enliven what flowed out of feeling allied
    • secret shrines, in those earlier times.
    • In all earlier times, man's course through his earth development was
    • fraction of a second and the unbelievable, indescribable disorder that
    • earlier times, were to be leaders of mankind. In all times and
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    • Now lies the world revealed in twilight glimmer,
    • The vales where mist flows in and out lie dimmer,
    • Yet how superb above this tumult sallies
    • Now lost in air, now clearly drawn, it dailies,
    • believe that to have a tree symbolizing Christmas is a traditional
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    • men experience, there lies a world of spirit — a spiritual world;
    • spiritual world, this self-education to a perception of what lies
    • understanding. We should not believe that we can acquire a spiritual
    • intellect, but which lie behind the physical world. Then, as he
    • of all that lies behind our sense-world, then, in accordance with the
    • aside, and we enter a world which lies behind this external veil. Just
    • spoken, are the Elemental Spirits that lie hidden behind all that
    • multiplicity that lies behind the physical world, we first find beings
    • which lie so far from the present consciousness of man, we must keep
    • lies, as spirit, at the foundations of our physical universe and its
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    • lies directly behind this veil becomes visible. Now, how is it, when
    • already accomplished in the past, so that he applies no other value to
    • the present incarnation is also the result of earlier incarnations; it
    • development, many people begin to tell lies who never did so before,
    • not deceive us into believing ourselves to be other than our actions
    • not suppose that this implies an advanced degree of clairvoyance; this
    • applies to the Spirits of the Rotation of Time, as well as to the
    • impression, the traces, of those worlds which lie behind; as if we
    • beings of Maya, behind which, in reality, lies the world of the
    • still do so are no longer quite believed. The poets, the artists do;
    • the external world. To-day, however, nobody really believes any longer
    • still believes a little, but science no longer wishes to know of what
    • meaning in fact to the whole planet. In this Maya lies the direct
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    • result is a lie. In order to make this clearer, we can express a
    • wished to lie? Then, in its inner being, it must experience something
    • were to lie, that is, had something in their inner being which in
    • however, the same thing applies to the inner revelation of moral
    • if one applies this idea to the physical world, then, naturally, it is
    • applied to the spiritual world. It can be applied in a singular
    • relieved after a definite time by other Time-leaders. Just as the
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    • of our ascent, first of all gain some idea of all that underlies the
    • nothing but conjecture, a supposition of what may lie behind the
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    • people who have applied the many experiences of their life to the
    • gaining of wisdom — who after many applied years of rich
    • experience of the beings of the First Hierarchy, lies in creation, in
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    • mentioned in one of the former lectures, they cannot lie, they cannot
    • words, Spirits of Lies. It is as though someone were to take a journey
    • space: (the wide crosslines). That which lies within this orbit we
    • him, Jupiter is all that lies within the orbit of Jupiter (narrow
    • etheric substance of the planet, where the physical eye believes it
    • where, in the sense of Maya-perception you believe yourselves to be
    • behind this Maya does the truth lie; for the truth behind the material
    • Kant-Laplace theory would thus only be possible if those who believe
    • heavenly bodies. This should be the answer to those who would believe
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    • earlier lectures in considering this more external way, which starts
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    • not speak at all of the whole super-sensible world which lies behind
    • which lies in your soul, differs from the picture-concept of an object
    • back in the Akashic Chronicles to an earlier condition of our
    • recalled an earlier condition of our planetary system. If we now try
    • lies. The difference is ascertained by trying to bring the two
    • planet, into its earlier conditions. The question now is: Can we look
    • impression of a still earlier condition of our planetary system, to
    • An approximate repression of a yet earlier condition of our
    • All this takes place in those beings which lie behind the mineral
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    • There is no question of that. In this sphere lies the foundation of
    • believe that everything is actually of like form; but this is not the
    • the corresponding result upon the earth below. Here lie the forces
    • itself, whilst the ancient moon was an earlier incarnation of our
    • recollection in the soul of each of what had been given earlier by the
    • civilizations of the seven successive periods of time, lies something
    • Rishis point to epochs of civilisation which lie beyond the sphere of
    • lies in the first impulses of the Theosophical Movement. When H. P.
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • that which lies behind the mineral kingdom as its etheric body. Now we
    • simply remain behind at an earlier stage, just as we know in our own
    • behind at an earlier stage are rebels in the Cosmos. The Luciferic
    • was represented earlier, we must always understand that these
    • earlier like this (see below). The facts of the Akasha Chronicle show
    • the Spirits of Will; but above them lie the beings who essentially
    • earlier stage. It would certainly be very fascinating to trace the
    • lies the Universal, Divine Fatherhood, an Omnipresent and ever-working
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    • lowlier images of the highest god are also destructive to health.
    • the extent to which the seeds of illness lie in this kind of
    • becomes sicklier, the grandson more sickly and finally there is
    • will remain with you as your property.” In addition, it lies at the
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    • In order for an individual to enter the spiritual world in earlier
    • concerned, we must bear in mind what was given them in earlier realms.
    • Man must not believe that Christ will reappear in the flesh, as some
    • believe in the progressive development of man's faculties, and we
    • At that time such a deceptive belief did not do so much damage. But
    • recognize that it is a mistake to believe in Christ's second coming in
    • serious consequences. We cannot believe in an alleged Christ who
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • Gospel-readers of earlier centuries, and still does not occur to many
    • character of the events of Palestine. The men of earlier times did not
    • holiest knowledge, with the spiritual impulses of humanity, they had
    • Earlier this Ego-bearer is not yet formed; earlier the human
    • in his 20th or 21st year, not earlier.
    • nature, lie the Luciferic forces. Knowledge of such a fact is given
    • something which lies above our sphere.” Vishvakarman, this was
    • time there is something in humanity which was not there earlier.
    • of Golgotha that is possible which earlier was not possible: that of
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    • way that one man shall not impose an alien opinion on others, then we
    • brought this upon themselves in earlier incarnations through
    • believe in the super-sensible can form no conception of this death on
    • applied to that which was not written out of historical observation.
    • The initiate knows that this is so; the believing-trusting man feels
    • if he can only develop enough belief and trust. This will develop
    • initiator of a certain line of Greek culture, in an earlier
    • had until then believed — “Better to be a beggar on earth
    • compulsion; for we believe that what has been given to him, and is the
    • believe above all things in his own truth; we will not injure the
    • you believe that the Christ comes again in a physical body; you
    • believes that the Buddha would appear in a fleshly body.” What
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    • comparatively young he believed that within such an Order,
    • belief that was absolutely democratic: domination of the gods
    • him to Florence, he said: Do you believe that Lorenzo de Medici
    • flooding Christian life, the entire declaration of belief of
    • After the unbelievable agony of torture and falsified evidence
    • learning, not through the means which one believed at the time,
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    • gaseous. In all of this lies the basis for something else. While the
    • show us how this exists in the pre-earthly life. The earliest sounds
    • scattered in the realm of Ahrimanic elemental Beings: we alienate
    • If we now observe the child during the earliest years of life, we
    • how still earlier actions are carried out with delicacy, with
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    • mind that earlier periods did not have the same occasion for giving
    • consciousness, whereas earlier responsibilities could be discharged by
    • taking a glass of water to himself should believe that the water comes
    • thought at an earlier time; he himself begins to think. But beginning
    • But we will now once more return to somewhat earlier times. That which
    • dominant in human consciousness that man believed he creates his
    • they were continuing an earlier, pre-earthly existence, even though in
    • conceptions; but people believe that this could be the same from all
    • human beings. This is the magnificent element in the belief of
    • the belief that death is something final. Ancient humanity had little
    • during the earliest Christian centuries, had to disappear. That is,
    • lies back of these things can no longer be rightly seen through by
    • of an earlier time that men experienced in deepest inwardness what can
    • more become understandable to us which in an earlier time was
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    • Society, for example. I don't believe you will say it, so I
    • became more and more alienated from one another. The louder the call
    • community of life, so long as the heritage from earlier generations
    • all, it is quite a different matter if in earlier centuries —
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    • the repetition of earlier world-existences. On the earth there have
    • earlier conditions.
    • question of studying earlier conditions and cramming themselves with
    • occur somewhat earlier than the time when the old inheritance had
    • They find every single word in earlier books. But when one wants to
    • with the intellect that is applied to observation and experiment, it
    • lies at the root of a striving in many different forms during the
    • another. Naturally evolution cannot be turned back to an earlier
    • earth. In earlier times this was grasped with ancient powers of the
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    • was it not always so? Did human beings in earlier times include in
    • back to the conditions in earlier epochs of civilization. That is not
    • this knowledge as a basis we cannot understand earlier times. Later
    • nearest spiritual horizon: people believe they at last know the truth
    • us think of some earlier book on natural science. From the modern
    • more they love it. In earlier times people felt a tingling when they
    • People are made to believe that thinking was always as it is today.
    • But modern thinking is a product of the brain; earlier thinking was
    • imagined. People believe that materialism is a wrong philosophy. That
    • earlier kind of thinking could be carried over into sleep when the
    • happened when a man of earlier times passed with his soul into sleep?
    • himself believe if he wants to give his faith a reasonable content.
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    • underlies all judgments of human characteristics and actions, namely,
    • century, yet it was already there earlier, in a form that made itself
    • freedom from the confusion of the age. As long as anyone believes
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    • earlier times people also spoke of moral intuitions, that is to say,
    • have known what was meant. In earlier times they would have known
    • “conscience.” But the term was always applied in the
    • how the life of soul developed from the earliest times until the
    • indicating an earlier form of life, so in fossilized moral ideas we
    • which people were expected merely to believe, whereas formerly they
    • earlier times the outer man received moral impulses from outside. Now
    • good deal of philosophy and this lies outside the scope of our
    • earlier time. But upon sound reflection I must say to myself: “This
    • puberty, whereas in earlier days he had God-given intuitions;
    • what they had assimilated in earlier youth.
    • and so begin to seek in the right way. The divine lies precisely in
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    • saying this I want to describe an impression which, I believe, may be
    • what lies in the words “Man, know thyself!” expresses
    • own being and know: Within thyself lies the solution of this cosmic
    • later age in a way suitable to an earlier epoch. Perhaps that would
    • relied, all such feelings will in future be as nothing compared with
    • of the riddle lies in Man.” — And there indeed it does
    • lie. But anyone who teaches has to work unceasingly, in a living way,
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    • Tiredness existed among the young in earlier times, too, when they
    • century, to implicit belief in all we find there. We shall certainly
    • as the word is applied in ordinary intercourse today, but literally —
    • believe me? How can I introduce a method which perceptibly proves? No
    • prove that for me; you have no right to ask us to believe you!”
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    • another, there was still an invincibly strong, intense belief that
    • which souls living in the Middle Ages had in an earlier earth-life
    • Kepler. Johannes Kepler was as much a natural scientist of an earlier
    • create a movement where the infant would believe himself able to draw
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    • have heard something, may believe something on authority. But one
    • about this or that which does not lie in a region accessible to mere
    • In the earliest of those times it was definitely realized that no one
    • believe in what we, according to our knowledge, hold to be true.”
    • And to lead the young to believe was a sacred task.
    • this is all upside-down, because what in earlier times was demanded
    • only of the young, namely, belief, is now demanded in connection with
    • of belief was only there for those who were young. But it was
    • had failed to make the young believe in him out of the freshness and
    • all necessary to justify the claim that the young should believe in
    • the belief of the young was to be founded. A man did not think, just
    • diploma or given him a post, that the young had to believe in him. It
    • of instruction given to the young of earlier times, with the result
    • knowledge in the form of truth. In earlier times it was said: Before
    • through ability to knowledge which he accepts first as belief;
    • reckoning first upon trust and belief and later upon his own
    • belief that in the future there will be more progress in
    • earlier epoch — grammar dialectic, rhetoric stood, that is to
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    • drew attention to how in earlier times the teacher took his start
    • convey what was experienced. In the earliest times philosophy was
    • today only in earliest youth existed then for the whole evolution of
    • could no longer believe in the ideas imparted by the older people in
    • earlier times men were not free in their organization, destined as
    • still take me in.” But he will not believe the other to be his
    • there lies something of extraordinary significance. Just suppose you
    • such a way that it believes it must be given as a matter of course to
    • does not leave the human being alone even in earliest childhood. It
    • systematized botany) that he believes he is committing a sin if he
    • believed in other human beings; now I need something that somebody
    • says to me so that I may believe in him or in others in my
    • — in whom he can believe with the help of the artistic
    • this can be created something in an educational way which, applied in
    • the consciousness soul, which, in fact, in the earliest times of the
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    • Gottlieb Fichte, for example, in various ways. Every way is right. I
    • firmly on the ground. The experience of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's
    • themselves to their head and have forced themselves to believe that
    • It would be terrible if anyone were to believe it possible to teach
    • when we meet as adults is what shines through from earlier lives on
    • Is he like me or is he different? And if we believe him to be like
    • ourselves, the most we can do is sometimes to believe — because
    • a spider in its own web, but like countless flies which have got
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    • misunderstand them if we believe that in the first post-Atlantean
    • growth of the hair. People today are prone to believe that the hair
    • importance to the soul and spirit. People readily believe that in the
    • which today lies deep beneath the threshold of consciousness. Why do
    • interchanging relation to the cosmos there lies something that is not
    • just it, people believe they need the dance of atoms to be able to
    • the bodily and the soul-spiritual. Thus in earlier epochs man really
    • in older cultural epochs. Education was not talked about in earlier
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    • this belief with any depth of conviction, not even the peasant. When
    • implies coercion. Freedom could only arise by concepts becoming dead.
    • to complete belief in the material world. As a result it had become
    • energy, and believed that matter is also conserved in the human
    • pictorially — to make ourselves allies of the approaching
    • confederates, allies of the spiritual being who is entering the
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    • of the triad and if one makes him believe that the world structure is
    • consideration. While human beings believe they are dealing with the
    • was then established that the Christian does not have to believe in
    • belief in body, soul and spirit was tabooed, and medieval theologians
    • Die Stimmen der Zeit by stating that it applies, above
    • spirit, and thus teaches a heresy opposed to the orthodox belief that
    • believe that they carry on unbiased, objective science; they believe
    • the course of modern human evolution. Do not believe that you will be
    • slander Anthroposophy; do not believe that you will prevail upon them
    • lies behind the manifest in the sphere of truth.
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    • earlier animal formation. The human head is a transformed animal
    • retrogressive evolution. That which in earlier states of evolution was
    • what processes occur in the head; he believes the processes occurring
    • evolution, and we must not believe that it has no part in the
    • able to behold, through day-revelation, that which in earlier times
    • particular time consists. The transition in our time lies in man's
    • faster than we believe today had to be preceded by a great error, in
    • through which his divine creators spoke to him in earlier ages during
    • being with the fictitious belief that the whole of man descended from
    • turning point, the error which lies in the materialistic
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    • outside this atmosphere. But we have become accustomed to believe that
    • men of earlier periods spoke about subjects like the air in the way
    • human will, not upon intelligence. Wish, desire underlie human
    • desire-nature which underlies the willing; and through the fact that
    • much earlier period; already at the time which preceded our last ice
    • organism is still in the ascending evolution. If we believe that
    • precisely the delusion that we believe we see the human beings. We do
    • have to develop the belief, modestly and humbly, that it takes a great
    • is of no avail. Only if we really do not believe that what confronts
    • belief that thinking is permeated by substance. Thinking contains no
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    • remember later. Only those who, in earlier ages, through initiation
    • waking life of thoughts; we deceive ourselves in believing that we are
    • My dear friends, the person who earnestly applies to his own soul the
    • very primitive, may be recognized by the one who applies, even to some
    • that below this there lies another stratum of his consciousness which
    • our consciousness. And out of a still deeper stratum, which lies below
    • consciousness is also clear in us. What lies between the two reaches
    • element. The Luciferic element lies in our clear head, the Ahrimanic
    • lies between the two. That man permeates himself with the Christ
    • something is organically disturbed. To be sure, this may lie in very
    • agree with Christian precepts, they believe in the freedom of the
    • general Father god who lies at the foundation of the world. There is
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    • show that it is a prejudice to believe that the soul mood of modern
    • an earlier time, around the middle of the fifteenth century; but it
    • which I have mentioned frequently. Modern thinkers believe that they
    • philosophers who consider themselves unbiased in their belief that man
    • know that they are merely following a church law. They believe they
    • oppose such statements vigorously. Just as many philosophers believe
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
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    • back, atavistically, that which mankind had possessed at earlier
    • believe it would gain thereby? one has to answer: What was intended to
    • Vol. IV: Dreigliederung und soziales Vertrauen (The Threefold
    • belief in the pre-existence of the soul — not because
    • sense, that pre-existence lies at the basis of our soul existence. We
    • accustomed to see in it. We must entirely cease to believe that merely
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    • ordinary life we believe that we sleep from falling asleep until
    • even though we believe we are. The degree, the intensity of
    • bodily organs for perception and thinking. Many physiologists believe
    • think do not believe this.
    • literature of earlier times knows that what today is called the
    • inspiration, we might say, if we believe in such things. But also in
    • certainly have a conception of his being! — I do not believe this
    • each other very, very little. This may not alienate us from the other
    • being here in the physical world; but it alienates us from the being
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    • processes which lie immediately behind the events our age that speak
    • what it is spiritually that under-lies such a difficult time. To be
    • earlier periods of time, great changes took place in human evolution.
    • people who consider themselves spiritually developed believe that our
    • time is not materialistic; but as far as the belief of many people and
    • frequently erroneous belief produced by what people experience in the
    • believed to relate only to material things. The materialistic
    • refined feeling which did not exist in the art development of earlier
    • lies of our age. For the spirits that have been pushed out of heaven
    • if the line of time reversed itself, and the events which lie back of
    • a certain point of time placed themselves behind the events which lie
    • it is really unbelievable how little understanding exists among people
    • complete revision of all that people have believed prior to 1914.
    • progression, as historians imagine. They believe that the later event
    • that lies in the foreground; but you will appreciate the reasons why
    • sharp relief; but it also arouses in the human soul the urge —
    • must not believe that Michael fails to do the right thing. In the
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    • professor. We may well believe that if Breuer, instead of
    • ideas, but sought the real conditions. And Freud believed that
    • you go back to his earliest childhood, that the patient as an
    • — let us say — a fire demon. Men of earlier periods
    • believed in fire demons, had visions of them, knew about them.
    • have been handled earlier.
    • lies the psychological reason why men have always needed
    • belief in authority. There has never been such faith in
    • do that; so only think how much of it must lie in the
    • destruction, the flood of lies, and men's inability to halt the
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    • that the facts which lie before the psychoanalyst really point
    • offered itself, supported by association with the earlier
    • men imagine they have long since got rid of — belief in
    • authoritative belief is not broken through, there can be no
    • achievements of natural science. That these things are applied
    • upward must become the milieu — not a transaction
    • Here, you see, lies the great mistake that is being made. It
    • a Cretan, and it is true, then it would be a lie, which causes
    • as the statement that all Cretans are liars would be a lie if
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    • is, first of all, the belief that the human being possesses in
    • before you, then you may also believe that parts of the brain
    • consciousness lie the things that rise up into our
    • believe that such things are part of the outer world would be a
    • believes that she recalls events surrounding Mary Magdalene,
    • then no possibility of differentiation. This possibility lies
    • the physical world had stolen or lied and, seeking the
    • at the same time a moral deed, even though its morality may lie
    • seriously — no matter though people believe you to have
    • point where these nuances burst asunder, and there lies before
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    • Below the threshold of this ordinary consciousness lies
    • pleasure in a lie he has told, if he is not horrified at it
    • — this being the normal feeling about lies — if
    • felt the normal horror and disgust at his lie. In the
    • latter case, his disgust would have worked against the lie,
    • felt in the physical world the impulse to lie or were tolerant
    • result would cease to lie. If the direct physical effect upon
    • tolerant attitude toward a lie is such that it does bite off
    • he believes to extend throughout the entire Atlantean world,
    • group-soul of the rose and which underlies its
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    • existence, throughout the realms which lie between death
    • have in the head the transformation of the earlier metabolic
    • absurd can be believed, for the heart has nothing to do with
    • been somewhere else, and still earlier somewhere else again.
    • inception of what is now the world lies far back within man of
    • positive denomination wish to be believers in the Bible and, at
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    • Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien.
    • in you lies.” The possibility of thus making preparations for the
    • still not yet overcome, and whoever believes that it is completely
    • often said to him: “Look, if you earnestly believe this as a
    • content of life, why do you continually tell lies?” He really
    • lied, continually, because he never said: “My brain feels, my
    • unconscious untruthfulness lies at the basis of our present education.
    • from what race, nation, etc., he is born, because it applies itself
    • ancient times, one did not believe one inhaled material air, but then
    • There is, indeed, something else, you may believe it or not. For one
    • and develops like the earlier races. Progress is made by ever-new
    • that what was valid as ideas for earlier times should also hold for
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    • Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien.
    • faculties which come over from an earlier incarnation. And so, in the
    • Something absolutely correct lies behind that if we go back along the
    • We have said: If we go back to earlier times, we find that human
    • brain was so developed, that it was applied most of all to external
    • perception on the physical plane, whereas all human beings earlier
    • its formations to the revelations from outside, just as earlier the
    • atavistic relics of the earlier appear in all, and so it came about
    • did not lie purely in the blood. The carrying over of these faculties
    • because it contains a truth which lies as far as possible from modern
    • Esau has remained at an earlier stage. It is he who is the simpleton,
    • happened earlier is repeated at a higher stage. Modern science has it
    • repetition in short of what was there earlier. Oh, how deeply these
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    • Die Tieferen Geheimnisse des Menschheitswerdens im Lichte der Evangelien.
    • not also believe that one can give everything in our speech? He cannot
    • Gospel, as it lies before us today. In any case we must not do that.
    • expression was applied to Christ Jesus Himself. How must one have
    • expression for the fact that in earliest childhood, Zarathustra had to
    • lies behind, when it runs: “Behold, I send my angel before
  • Title: Bridge between the Ideal and the Real: Lecture I
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    • externally perceptible world, as it lies before us, can offer
    • to no possibility of deception. One can relieve that everything
    • Man.” To-day we must admit: The belief that one can come
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • believe that through the rays of the Sun falling on the Earth
    • to be believers in demons. Thus the second stage is that of
    • same basis as Johann Gottlieb Fichte, he went a little further,
    • been impossible in an earlier age. Auguste Comte feels it
    • “Who will most easily be a believer in any one of these
    • as a one-sided radical dogma to be applied very roughly with
    • a believer?” but “Who will most easily be a
    • believer in any one of these directions? From a very
    • believer in Theology (please, not a bearer, not a theologian,
    • nor a worker, but simply a believer; I am not speaking of
    • person who most easily becomes a believer in Metaphysics is the
    • most easily becomes a believer in Positivistic Science is the
    • Science; the Soldier most easily a believer not merely of
    • believer, a follower of Metaphysics.
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    • standing before a mirror, believes it produces him, because it
    • hand before a mirror and believe that the mirror is producing
    • deception. All modern Science believes that what we as
    • kind of deception. Before Golgotha man did not believe that his
    • but in his life. He believed that his soul was bound up with
    • Hierarchy, just as modern man believes his soul to be bound up
    • delusion in consciousness, he believes that his soul is united
    • of his consciousness, believes that his soul is bound up
    • with his body; the man of old believed that the Beings of the
    • with flesh and blood, he would no longer believe that the
    • believes that this nature is maintained by a conservation of
    • the Nature of the future. It is a great delusion to believe
    • then came the modern age. This newer age brought disbelief in
    • believe in the external sense-phenomena, even inhuman life.
    • delusion. Men believe, for instance, that they can grasp
    • nations, one can find characterised in a certain way what lies
    • lies at the bottom of the Ideal World-Ordering according to
    • national philosophy. That is something which lies in the soil
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    • significance underlies the world of saga, that myths are the
    • Then disbelief in their literal interpretation begins, and educated
    • This is the exoteric saga of Prometheus. In it lies the whole history
    • did not undergo their earlier evolution on our earth planet, but in
    • first to be guided by an earthly Brother as its Manu. The earlier
    • forces that lie in stone, in minerals. Thus the Manas of the fifth
    • intelligence, the power of Manas is applied to the inorganic, to the
    • human egotism, of men's personal interests. Starting from the earliest
    • said earlier of the control by the Atlanteans over Prana (the
    • earlier times must be sacrificed. The sacrifice of the centaur is as
  • Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture II - The Argonaut Saga and the Odyssey
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    • experienced as the repetition of an earlier passage through the same
    • the alien people of Colchis. Through winning the hand of the king's
    • means simply that an earlier race — the Persian-Iranian, with its
    • race had borne the fleece to hidden realms. Still earlier, in
    • concerned has been initiated, made acquainted with things that lie
    • applied to it. Intelligence is a network which is spun around things
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    • was introduced into these regions, and even earlier, ancient Druid
    • content of the Nibelungenlied. The second part of the Nibelungenlied
    • earlier phases of evolution have to undergo a brief repetition. This
    • initiate Siegfried. Let us briefly run through the salient points of
    • It expresses the fact that the northern peoples supplied the basis
    • Brunhild, who believes that it is her suitor Gunther who has conquered
    • earlier Druid stream. Hagen therefore is sent for to bring about
    • earlier stages of northern culture. Hagen kills him and thus
    • remnants of Atlantean culture. An earlier stage of culture has been
    • belonged to an earlier culture, and who were represented by Hagen, had
    • that in the earlier time the tragic outcome had not taken hold of
    • earlier culture avenges itself on the culture which has brought about
    • This is the first line of the Nibelungenlied. Rudolf Steiner has
    • Nibelungenlied and Wilhelm Jordan” given in Dornach, 28th
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    • important impulses during the earlier root-races, went through their
    • about. The earlier leaders of the world were free from kama, for they
    • separation, caused beings to turn against one another. Earlier, too,
    • Athene and Aphrodite — that is to Say, all that earlier was
    • through this. Here lies the crux of the matter, this is where it
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    • course, lies in the nature of the material because lectures on
    • earth itself was in an earlier embodiment called the Saturn
    • environment earlier. You can picture the old Sun thus, not of rocks,
    • Earlier we mentioned that our earth developed gradually. At first, it
    • gradually. What man saw earlier was a kind of astral colour, and the
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    • his soul. Many people believe that the materialism of our modern time
    • is alien to the inner soul processes; it is related only to the outer
    • people today! Do not believe, however, that this change occurred by
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    • if it is believed that, through a consideration of numbers, it is
    • should not believe, however, that anything is to be gained by
    • destiny of his body. Earlier, when he still hovered over it, this was
    • believes something else today is counted a fool. We see Galileo, who
    • light and shadow appear in the manifest world, and behind these lies
    • strongly believe that this is the right thing. It makes sense,
    • Zeitlichkeit - 2 - schon enthält. Und das, liebe Freunde,
    • sehen, dass er drinnen war! Und nun meine lieben Freunde - es
    • es steht ja, und darauf ist hinzuweisen, meine lieben Freunde,
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    • there in nature. Let us look back to an earlier time when there were
    • In earlier times, men also had group souls. Only gradually
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    • bring those facts which lie so far afield near to you and make them
    • system in that way, as people of earlier times also did. To-day’
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    • itself one can no longer perceive outwardly. If you believe that when
    • material process there lies something essentially different. When you
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    • planetary condition, was the reincarnation of a still earlier
    • philosopher's belief but it is not true. If you could have
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    • On ancient Saturn, man existed only as the earliest human physical
    • who came to meet them. Just as earlier, the fire elements of the
    • call to-day the animal kingdom. Just as the earliest foundations of
    • nights, the earliest germinal beginnings of the animal kingdom. The
    • On the Sun was laid down the earliest beginnings of the Animal
    • substance of the earlier planet.
    • materially the Zodiac to-day (from the Greek word which implies
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    • Saturn needs? Because they have prepared themselves in an earlier
    • evolved, it must have been a solar system at an earlier stage; which
    • Beings, are the results that have come over to us from an earlier
    • Beings who surround it, and who acquired their faculties in earlier
    • one could not believe it really, but it stands there in a little
    • two planetary frontiers in the heavens lies the great battlefield of
  • Title: Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 6
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    • known as the Ptolemaic System. People then believed that the earth
    • perception of spiritual co-relations and of what lies spiritually at
    • reported text. The difference lies in the calculation of the dates.
    • that between these lies the battlefield which the fight in Heaven has
    • which is said about Venus has to be applied to the Mercury of to-day,
    • traverse the surrounding air and that which lies beyond it up to the
  • Title: Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 7
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    • the constellation Gemini, we take these points which simply lie in
    • applies to man only. It is important that we should not generalise,
    • the case is different. This scheme applies to man, but not to the
    • when we look back to earlier undeveloped men, that among these men we
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    • in an earlier lecture that we can distinguish the inner soul's
    • Crab.’ It lies on one side of the Lion. The other regions of
    • stimulus, after having rotated once, was ripe to receive the earliest
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    • first foundations during the very earliest Saturn formation. That
    • member by member, took on its earliest form. When Saturn stood under
    • comprises all that man has within him. Profound truth lies in the
    • had reached their maturity in earlier times; but when this height is
  • Title: Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 10
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    • therefore, all that lies outside our circle was generically called
    • overshadowed by earlier Beings, because Angels who had remained
  • Title: The East in the Light of the West: Lecture I
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    • water of life from the source, we then have the kind of belief which
    • stand on this firm support, we base upon it, not a blind belief, but
    • a belief permeated by wisdom, truth and knowledge, and we may say:
    • energies into what we believe to be inevitable. Belief is the real
    • death not only for itself but for all mankind.’ From belief
    • spring courage and perseverance. But courage, perseverance and belief
    • faltering, though we believe that the Christ-force is working in the
    • belief to our right understanding; but the star of the light-bearer,
    • warmth of the soul which trusts and believes that that will come
    • we work from one point of time to another in the firm belief that if
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    • not developed in the right way. In these words lies much of the key
    • real belief in the force of the spiritual worlds. For purely
    • form on the etheric body implies that in a spiritual sense, light
    • a sword which does not lie loosely in its scabbard but is one with
    • believed the marks left by the wheels to be something complete in
    • the elementary worlds. Whereas previously one had lived in the belief
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    • them. The physical world lies before him the other worlds open up to
    • the fifth century BC where an earlier tragic poet makes no mention of
    • condition and arose later as Earth. During the earliest period of
    • spiritual sun elements. Ask what lies at the basis of inner
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    • studied earlier lectures on these subjects, will realise that a host of
    • with a being active during the Old Sun period it cannot be applied in
    • which can be compared in any way with the qualities of these earlier
    • the fundamental elements brought over from the earlier evolutionary
    • Earth, from which the Sun had withdrawn still earlier, was then in a
    • meaning when used in ancient times, for it was applied to spiritual
    • they must learn after that event. Anyone who believes that man
    • for to believe in reincarnation seriously means to realise its goal
    • whole point. And here lies the difference between Eastern and Western
    • historical conception implies the idea of progress, not of mere
    • now reveals something different from his earliest revelations; for at
    • which underlie all that is physical, we have grasped two principles
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    • purpose of human evolution implies that men are gradually to rise up
    • spiritual life. It is quite false to believe that in spiritual life a
    • are even earlier.] Other peoples remained behind in Asia and
    • find in that wonderful Celtic culture which really underlies all
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    • deepen the power of penetration to the spiritual world which lies
    • can be applied to everything that in a spiritual sense is spread out
    • will bring Christianity into glory. Those who today believe
    • materialism, would persist in the belief that there is nothing except
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    • experiences would not have been possible at an earlier time. Abstract
    • But the whole of this world which lies spread out before the present
    • receives spontaneously everything which in earlier times it possessed
    • fire, was then seen as air. That which underlies human evolution is
    • felt the unity of that which lies deep down in the soul with that
    • his life. In earlier times there existed a much closer connection
    • earlier, more spiritual ages, when men had more wisdom than has
    • consciousness of the fact that at a still earlier epoch man had
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    • which actually came to pass at an earlier epoch would have come to
    • was a question of leading man into those realms which lie on the
    • for we are in the intermediate epoch — is the somewhat alien
    • latter realised through their wisdom what lies behind the world in
    • beyond the senses, and on the other to the world that underlies the
    • pass from the later back to the earlier, as from child to father. On
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    • We look back at earlier incarnations of man, of races and
    • therefore the interest lies in the approach through space, not in the
    • being. And it is unnecessary to believe that a Bodhisattva incarnated
    • as there is a Bodhisattva who underlies our seven successive
    • for humanity of that time. To believe that in the age following
    • progress of the human race. He who believes only the teaching of the
    • more of existence was seen than that which lies between birth and
    • have the proper comprehension, much lies hidden — an
    • assemblies of the spiritual world connected with the earth that ever
    • traditions may exist, as men may believe today that which was
    • believed thousands of years ago, and which has been propagated by
    • means of tradition — so they may also believe that it accords
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • implies the ability to see with the organs of this higher self. The
    • peak attained by theosophy lies above man, ordinary human knowledge,
    • below, and what lies half-way between, that is the human being
    • developed and incorporated earlier, another later. Some organs we can
    • stones that must lie in a certain position if the animal is to
    • which implies that it must have some effect upon us. This takes place
    • other through speech. A real sense underlies the perception of what
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: II. Supersensible Processes in the Activities of the Human Senses.
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    • little stone formations in them, the so-called otoliths, that lie in
    • last of them lies close to the boundary line between what we
    • sense organs can be applied quite as logically to the mousetrap as to
    • and Liebe are very different things. When the Folk Spirit says
    • when he says Liebe. Here we see the Folk Spirit at work, and
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • melody, and the harmony. Harmony implies perception of tones
    • (amor and Liebe), it nevertheless points the path to an
    • or Liebe, it appeals to the sense of visualization underlying
    • visualization. This implies that the visualization reaching us
    • through the harmonics. But what underlies the harmonic series is the
    • Higher up lies what in the narrower meaning we can call our senses.
    • We have said that the standpoint of anthropology lies
    • laws governing there. For this reason most people believe
    • concerning the existence of spiritual worlds and the belief that
    • difference between the belief that there are Spirits of Will and the
    • belief that there was a Frederick the Great. When someone constructs
    • believe that there was a person with the attributes set forth. The
    • distinguish intelligently that there is a sense perception; I believe
    • because I can see it. There is a spiritual perception; I believe
    • believe in it; in fact, I should be a perfect fool not to believe in
    • You would be justified in believing him, even though you could not
    • its physical organ have to lie? The physical organ of the ego is the
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    • For the thinker this fact alone points to an earlier,
    • Man must have passed through earlier stages in which he possessed a
    • lie open in the sense world, that are not hidden from us. There we
    • example, or in visualization. The essence of memory lies in the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • peaks, and you experience joy in your soul. What underlies this is
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • sensation — one that should underlie this lecture cycle. It is
    • Goethe wrote the poem in his earliest youth, but the content of the
    • to unearth the earliest works of great men, if possible in their
    • from his environment, his milieu. The nature of his
    • believed.
    • being can be bored, not animals. Whoever believes that animals can be
    • implies this. I express what is true now, what will be true three
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • Returning thought, in fearsome alienation,
    • And horror seizes him, that holiest thing,
    • Stir him to wroth even with the holiest, — lest it should be
    • Is in its echo upon alien tongues.
    • for truth lies without, and the decision is the union with truth. For
    • directions, we find the origin of desire again to lie primarily
    • the end of desires, satisfaction, lies within. In the matter of
    • developed the fulfillment of psychic activity lies not within but
    • lectures we learned that certain experiences allied to feeling, like
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    • streams. The answer lies in the fact that the two currents meet in
    • become a mirror. This tallies strikingly with the facts. If the ego
    • religiously to become absorbed in it with the feeling of that earlier
    • soul life, must be applied to the ego, it follows that the ego must
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • third, possibly a life of lies and crime. Upon this it bases its
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • simply that man has a mind and the mind can be applied to objects.
    • as clairvoyants or believe what clairvoyants have to tell. It would
    • reflected as error, the cause of error must lie elsewhere than in the
    • applied here, “These fellows would not scent the devil out,
    • that cannot lie within Aristotle's meaning either. We cannot admit a
    • that sort can in no way be applied to the super-sensible world. That
    • greater compulsion to believe in the devil than in anything else that
    • that with him it is congenital to believe that external corporeality
    • potency; a world imagination, as was explained earlier.”
    • Now we are to believe that this subject is but a process for
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    • everybody will doubtless believe even more readily than that this is
    • this, something external as well, lies by no means outside the circle
    • believe an unprejudiced observer of life can deny the possibility of
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • lies in ambush. You can see a great variety of things in the
    • that we can observe in ordinary life, the attributes we believe to be
    • this “refrain” implies. It includes, for example, the
    • one must accept such things, but anyone who seriously believes in
    • glorious and mighty magnificence. I have every reason to believe that
    • voices the tranquility of earth's lovely nature. Beneath him lies
    • inherent verity of the laws of nature, and it applies even when man
    • receive because it lies potentially within the scope of one
    • Anthroposophy and Psychosophy, applies here as well.
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    • scientists believe, but the higher part of their being, the divine
    • In earlier times this cosmic harmony was placed as a great Ideal
    • When in all that pertains to his daily life man applies spiritual
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    • Unfolded lies the world in twilight-shimmer;
    • The dales, where through the mist-wreaths wind, lie dimmer,
    • He sallies forth, and I mine overpowered
    • to-day, believe that it is a very ancient institution — but this is
    • is very ancient. It was celebrated in the earliest Mysteries of all
    • appears at the midnight hour, when the world around lies at rest in
    • seemingly dead. Thus were the pupils led on to believe in the power of
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    • For centuries and centuries men could not bring themselves to believe
    • The birth of Christ was placed thirteen days earlier and envisaged as
    • caused the date of Christ's birth to be placed thirteen days earlier
    • of purity, unsullied by the effects of physical incarnation; and the
    • remained in the guardianship of the holiest Mysteries through the
    • believe to be born anew symbolically every Christmas Night, is the
    • nature, man believes, because he sees it with his eyes, that what the
    • man believes that the seed of the plant passes through a yearly cycle,
    • under Lucifer's influence, he alienated himself from the Powers by
    • that man must undergo because of his alienation from the Christ
    • to the people, although its origin is, of course, very much earlier.
    • opinions but by the cosmic wisdom which so often lies beyond the reach
    • believest that the goals of earth-existence are beyond thy reach,
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    • believed themselves to be good Christians, but the real cause was that
    • believe that these trivialities kindle emotions capable of storming
    • human evolution. And to believe that such Mystery-truths are now being
    • before Christ, perhaps even earlier — to understand what was alive in
    • among those who might believe themselves united with the spiritual
    • Nertus, that is, Mother Earth, and they believe that she
    • Easter, when human beings believed in their inmost soul that the time
    • Here lies the explanation of the institution of the Walpurgis Night
    • through spiritual science — turns into the very betrayer of what lies
    • elk, families came together in their snowcovered huts and under their
    • behind this lies necessity. But it is none the less true that men have
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    • to men in earlier times. This is again a matter of which the modern
    • fundamentally the same as they are to-day, except that in earlier
    • of the science belonging to an earlier epoch. Men sought in the stars
    • taught to children at school. The mystery does not lie in the fact
    • alienation from reality, is incapable of grasping these things. Nor is
    • naturalism invaded this domain of belief. There was no longer any
    • With the forces of knowledge, feeling and belief possessed by modern
    • presented in the Christmas Plays of earlier centuries, is gradually
    • the conceptions belonging to a much earlier epoch. The assertion of
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    • Festival lies in this very connection both in respect of the past and
    • representing the Third Root Race (Lemurian). A deep meaning lies in
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    • again with the Fathers. And what does this imply? It implies that in
    • from earlier centuries of Christendom. If we let these things work
    • us is of greater significance than what is implied by the word
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    • What this implies will become clear from the lecture to-day.
    • But what is it that underlies these esoteric feelings and experiences?
    • clairvoyance was bound to recede, how it was received in the earliest
    • spiritual worlds lies before you, will you ever say: This is a man?
    • Licht ist Liebe ... Sonnen-Weben
    • Liebes-Strahlung einer Welt
    • very quintessence of history lies in the Mystery of Bethlehem. But
    • Those who have allied themselves with spiritual science can receive
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • might easily believe that as long as man has inhabited the earth,
    • hearer. In the earliest times of the Old Indian period the word was
    • instrument that had been used by man in earlier times and had been
    • Buddha repeated a human organisation belonging to earlier times,
    • germ and stimulated at an earlier period.
    • and may perhaps not believe it possible, yet such was the case. Before
    • language. Therefore, what lie beyond the Devachanic world has been
    • Theosophy calls Nirvana and which lies above the ‘World of
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • Anthroposophy do not lie in the spreading of this knowledge, but are
    • one no good simply to believe that man lives more than once and that
    • mere belief in this will not carry one far. As regards the real depths
    • beyond the end of their noses. What lies beyond that, they do not
    • whom I had charge, but I had many opportunities when other families
    • phenomena of life which lie apparently very far apart; and we shall
    • with the experiences of the earlier.
    • provide the world with newspaper articles, believe that they can judge
    • a law of karma, a connection between the earlier and the later,’
    • Many people when they are stricken with some malady believe that
    • for people are first of all talked into belief of the powers of such
    • tendencies and are deprived of what counteracts them. The belief in
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    • drawn there from can be usefully applied by those who now form part of
    • point in evolution earlier than was intended, earlier than the wise
    • descent to earth; but that influence caused him to descend earlier. It
    • him to begin at an earlier stage to decide between good and evil; not
    • evil, underlies all the deeper sayings of the New Testament. We may
    • done less well than would otherwise have been the case. This applies
    • in the Third Age. Men then knew: ‘In earlier ages we had
    • applied to larger spans. We are now speaking of the divisions of time
    • Christ-Event many people in Rome believed Jesus was a contemporary of
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    • physical plane. For it cannot be said that the earlier records of
    • the later is not being prepared in the earlier. In a certain respect
    • applies also to Spirit-man. Therefore, all the seven principles of the
    • by laws, which lie behind the evolution of mankind.
    • no longer to believe that they could only enter the Spiritual world in
    • way that something still remains from the earlier stages of evolution.
    • believe themselves to be true Christians because they try to find
    • to believe that what was considered Christian in the words spoken two
    • The centuries that lie behind us were fitted for cultivating to an
    • materialistic influence it was easy to believe that the Christ-Impulse
    • see Him in His etheric body — it was believed that Christ would
    • of those who refuse to believe in the spirit, and who will not believe
    • people astray, because the belief in him had arisen through their
    • materialistic ideas, for it was believed the Messiah would come in the
    • faithful disciples and all must believe in him who are willing to see
    • believe, just as firmly as did St. Paul himself! This is the immediate
    • the temptation. Although they believe in Christ they will believe in
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    • underlies all our teaching — that man as a little world, as a
    • applies the polarity between man and woman — taking it simply as
    • is about to be said were to be applied to the human being as such, it
    • evolved out of an earlier single form, which had not yet divided into
    • between man and woman. Now we know too, that the earlier uni-form was
    • a thing, did not completely pass from the earlier form into the normal
    • dense and material, but at the same time it has retained an earlier,
    • body of woman has, as it were, retained an earlier, more spiritual
    • say: Woman is a manifestation of an earlier formation which was
    • that point, she crystallised an earlier form. To one who can really
    • Thus the saying that the world is ‘Maya’ can be applied to
    • the spirit in matter but crystallised at an earlier stage, so the male
    • influenced by the fact of its having remained behind at an earlier
    • at an earlier stage, and one which has jumped on beyond the present
    • but presents it as a caricature. The female has preserved an earlier
    • shows us a development which has retained earlier forms and carried
    • an old Moon existence belonging to an earlier stage? And is there in
    • into the present; just as the woman's body carries an earlier
    • in the woman and the female in the man. It applies to the male and
    • Baptist: ‘Change the disposition of your souls,’ applies to
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    • such — of believing that everything to be found in the human soul
    • materialistic belief that a wrong can take place without anything
    • it is quite clean no flies will enter it; there are no flies in a
    • the flies come immediately — so, the moment a man radiates
    • parts of the earth. If we were to allow ourselves to believe, in an
    • ought not to believe that we have exhausted everything, when we say
    • believe otherwise than that in a few centuries of time our
    • done to-day. Anyone who believes that the Copernican conception of the
    • towards the earlier and to put on the disposition for the new; to ring
    • great depths lie concealed. Empedokles, — the great Sage who was
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    • who believe themselves to be good and religious, is all the stronger
    • Drews himself replies: ‘The advance made by St. Paul on the
    • earlier conceptions is that he does not represent a God hovering in
    • The reason is that what men believe or think at any given period, is
    • sentiments; they believe and think what they wish to think. In
    • me.’ Most people do not realise what dreadful egoism underlies
    • told that he must believe the three sides of a triangle make a hundred
    • do we by any chance believe that our modern philosophers are
    • personal festival, dedicated to one person. Now, although the belief
    • personality and belief in Authority is particularly great. We are,
    • therefore, believe in the whole thing?”
    • not encumber him with belief in Authority, as people are so fond of
    • injure it. Most of all do we injure it if we blindly believe in her,
    • blindly believing in her authority. We revere and help her most if we
    • earlier. She did not deny His existence, but she did not recognise
    • a union of persons who do not simply believe in books or in
    • live on after her death, but who believe in such a living way in what
    • believe in the evolution of the soul, from incarnation to incarnation,
    • sound no longer appear spiritual. Dost thou believe that colour and
    • Herein lies a great impulse for the life of the countries of the West,
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    • ego. The reason for this lies in the fact that in earlier times
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    • preserved our memory of earlier conditions on earth and protected us
    • the remarkable observation that in its earliest stages the embryo
    • Many people say that they cannot believe in reincarnation because
    • childhood?” The answer lies in the fact that we do not
    • one case consciousness after death might be dimmed earlier than in
    • unconsciousness earlier experiences it more rapidly. Time passes at a
    • die after their thirty-fifth year and those who die earlier. Only
    • early death and therefore one is innocently involved in an earlier
    • earth. He lives with all the inheritance from earlier periods, and he
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    • answered, although the answer may seem to lie very near at hand. How
    • repaired. The materialistic belief that all the conditions needed for
    • in order to repair the astral body lie in Mercury, Venus, Mars,
    • obtained. Now people are apt to believe that if someone has become
    • etheric body could again be built up. But it lies in the very essence
    • single trace of egoism. The supremacy of this religion lies in the
    • specially adapted for the Hindu people, and the same applies to other
    • acknowledged the Christ, and Christ was not a Westerner, but an alien
    • that in every human breast lies a spark that is Divine. This spark
    • examination will show what depth of meaning lies in the few words
    • soul of man because what it can bestow need not remain alien to any
    • it is against the principles of Buddhism to believe in the truth of
    • in His books? What applied to the Copernican theory applies equally
    • belief in Christ has nothing fundamentally to do with any particular
    • Chinese, a Hindu, or whoever he may be. In a man who avows his belief
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    • soul-awakening. In earlier times it was produced by external stimuli
    • Now let us go over to “Day” which lies on the opposite
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    • justification of religious beliefs.
    • rightly understood, it too applies to a particular community. But now
    • accepted, but, inasmuch as his external lie is concerned, an alien
    • beliefs?” Because man must increasingly acquire consciousness
    • in accordance with our earlier earth existence, had brought with us
    • these forces to lie fallow.
    • later and earlier lives. This indicates how the knowledge that we
    • understand every soul, irrespective of its belief. Above all, one
    • that belief. The possibility of Him being among them is provided
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    • passed somewhat earlier through the gate of death. Both are in
    • representations of them, too, but below this lies the
    • leaving a few minutes earlier or later. Nevertheless, this may be of
    • creatively in life. Earlier we considered how influences from the
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    • power that lies far beyond our consciousness. Thoughts must be
    • not enter our consciousness. It lies beyond our consciousness and is
    • earth we live in our ego. Below the ego-consciousness lies the astral
    • people are on the friendliest of terms with each other. One develops
    • believes that he cannot know anything apart from what he observes by
    • therein lies the temptation — with the words, “You shall
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    • concern themselves with what lies beyond material existence are also
    • those who awaken to physical life. Referring to our earlier
    • When man sleeps, where is his sun? What lies in the bed we also
    • this process we eventually die. The fundamental reason for death lies
    • earlier epochs men were clairvoyant and the soul was highly
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    • The difference lies in the fact that in earlier times man still
    • existence of roses and lilies. The spiritual world could not be
    • from within. Therefore, today the soul that relies merely on the
    • earlier.
    • In earlier periods of human evolution souls received much because
    • It is also a fallacy to believe that we can wait until we have
    • are not as bad as one is inclined to believe. It was not out of bad
    • Ahriman is master. He applies the brakes to life and to human beings.
    • causes when they are justified. Spiritual science supplies the
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    • the feeling, “An enormous amount lies hidden in the very ground
    • something happens externally a hidden something lies behind it. Each
    • nothing can be concealed. Here on earth one can lie and pretend but
    • and on occasion earlier, we find that the language of the spirit is
    • of death and disease. The cause lies in a lack of conscience in such
    • others after death. For some this point lies earlier, for others,
    • The important moment between death and rebirth lies at the point
    • between the recollection of the earlier existence and the transition
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    • in earlier incarnations people had been in contact with the
    • In that case what has been said earlier applies. We cannot meet a
    • which souls who have not been together with Buddha in earlier
    • applies to the earth. Consider that a human being living between
    • who weaves theories might easily believe that spiritual science is
    • Today anthroposophists still conceive of many tasks that lie merely
    • An echo of the earlier connection on earth is now felt, and this
    • constantly lie concealed behind the actual events. The events of a
    • them lies an entire world of possibilities.
    • earlier, marks an opportune occasion for the spiritual world to light
    • belief in the spiritual world, the lack of connection to the spirit,
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    • him to bring about precisely what lies in his karma. This indicates
    • of forces from earlier incarnations, a further opportunity is given
    • prevailed in many parts of the world than is currently believed
    • the spiritual world and although they believe in a beyond, they
    • we find two incarnations as described earlier. This can also shed
    • in an earlier physical existence. We do in fact discover that souls
    • phenomena, we can nevertheless sense a definite relief when we
    • earlier from progressive evolution because they would be totally
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    • development to relieve him of this anxiety. We ease the life of
    • someone who has died by relieving him, for example, of anxiety about
    • for the child, we relieve the dead person of anxiety, and this is a
    • about life after death tallies only in a pictorial sense, it need not
    • sphere as strangers, as alien beings. But the Mars beings, too, at a
    • transferred into the midst of what was completely alien to him, into
    • from his earlier incarnations. We are justified in speaking of him as
    • only those forces present in the earth sphere could be applied to his
    • The imperfections of an earlier epoch are still more important for
    • justifiable imperfection of an earlier period. What has been
    • perfected in an earlier epoch is there to be enjoyed. Imperfection,
    • prompts him to believe not that he may squander his powers, but that
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    • in a period like our own, when world-conceptions that are alien to
    • belief. The attitude that one should develop is that wherever we meet
    • found. The Hindu will not believe that his god dwells in every man.
    • incarnation. It is sheer nonsense to believe as materialistic science
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    • when applied to the outer phenomena of nature can only tell us
    • earlier period. One also sees how many come together with a number of
    • moral human being lies for the whole of humanity, and on the harm
    • soul disposition he alienates himself increasingly from other people.
    • Science believes that a person takes on the characteristics of his
    • eighty. The same criterion therefore cannot be applied.
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    • does stand at a boundary-line. But this applies only to conventional
    • weak spot of the argument lies — as, for example, in the
    • altogether believe what you tell me about the force of gravity, nor
    • do I believe in the obstructing force. Is the mountain the cause of
    • the stream taking a particular path? I don't believe it.”
    • “Well, what do you believe?” one might ask. He replies:
    • “I believe that part of the water is down there, above it is
    • more water, above that more water again, and so on. I believe the
    • believe of what you tell me is this: we are now living in the
    • get an idea of where the boundary lies between the realm of the
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    • attitude in other realms of life. No one feels committed to belief in
    • widespread product nowadays. I believe this can be quite easily
    • where lies the root of countless misunderstandings with regard to the
    • you will see that herein lies something important for us with regard
    • in general. As applied to the nature of numbers, Nominalism is
    • have no existence” is not false, for when applied to the
    • implies that there must also be in the world some sort of beings in
    • nineteenth century the belief existed that ideas rule history. But
    • that world-outlook and abide by it, going no further. All the beliefs
    • Then one may say: “No, to believe in ‘forces’ is
    • I believe in the world that is spread out around me, but I do not
    • certainly have around us, but all that we believe we have in these
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    • applied to Spiritism. One might say that Gnosis is thoroughly at home
    • mystic believes that this something behind flows into his soul. I do
    • being of things lies hidden; but he does not suppose that this
    • blue, but lies hidden behind it. You must use your eyes; then you can
    • get to the essential being of the thing. It lies behind.” But
    • through the world and relies only on the Sun, who accepts only what
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    • for all that lies above the line running from Idealism to Realism.
    • Spiritual Science, comes into account for all that lies below the
    • does it mean? It means that through an earlier incarnation Nietzsche
    • virtue of his earlier incarnation, the forces of Idealism and of
    • his, he turns what lies within his range into a complete philosophy.
    • world-outlook-moods, and so on, lie the concepts of the Hierarchies;
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    • does stand at a boundary-line. But this applies only to conventional
    • weak spot of the argument lies — as, for example, in the
    • altogether believe what you tell me about the force of gravity, nor
    • do I believe in the obstructing force. Is the mountain the cause of
    • the stream taking a particular path? I don't believe it.”
    • “Well, what do you believe?” one might ask. He replies:
    • “I believe that part of the water is down there, above it is
    • more water, above that more water again, and so on. I believe the
    • believe of what you tell me is this: we are now living in the
    • get an idea of where the boundary lies between the realm of the
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    • attitude in other realms of life. No one feels committed to belief in
    • widespread product nowadays. I believe this can be quite easily
    • where lies the root of countless misunderstandings with regard to the
    • you will see that herein lies something important for us with regard
    • in general. As applied to the nature of numbers, Nominalism is
    • have no existence” is not false, for when applied to the
    • implies that there must also be in the world some sort of beings in
    • nineteenth century the belief existed that ideas rule history. But
    • that world-outlook and abide by it, going no further. All the beliefs
    • Then one may say: “No, to believe in ‘forces’ is
    • I believe in the world that is spread out around me, but I do not
    • certainly have around us, but all that we believe we have in these
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    • applied to Spiritism. One might say that Gnosis is thoroughly at home
    • mystic believes that this something behind flows into his soul. I do
    • being of things lies hidden; but he does not suppose that this
    • blue, but lies hidden behind it. You must use your eyes; then you can
    • get to the essential being of the thing. It lies behind.” But
    • through the world and relies only on the Sun, who accepts only what
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    • for all that lies above the line running from Idealism to Realism.
    • Spiritual Science, comes into account for all that lies below the
    • does it mean? It means that through an earlier incarnation Nietzsche
    • virtue of his earlier incarnation, the forces of Idealism and of
    • his, he turns what lies within his range into a complete philosophy.
    • world-outlook-moods, and so on, lie the concepts of the Hierarchies;
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    • of suffering has occupied the human race since earliest times, and
    • which we find in one of the earliest Greek tragedians, Aeschylos,
    • have believed that they must recognise that life and suffering are
    • research and the power to look back into earlier ages, it will be
    • found to be not so meaningless to believe in such a connection. The
    • more perfect phase of human life. All of that lies somewhat remote
    • climax and finds relief in the end of the physical body. Then there
    • outer creation is possible. In some way creation lies at the base of
    • what lies outside our own self, when we can enter into the life that
    • This also underlies the
    • The same too underlies
    • countenance of the thinker something lies like a repressed pain.
    • purification, the lifting up of human nature, lies in pain. When the
    • in earlier lives, then we understand such a connection only out of
    • an earlier life is transformed from base forces into lofty ones. Sin
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    • behind the purely external appearance. In earlier ages this wisdom
    • earlier processes of evolution. Just as the human beings will be the
    • processes which lie in the past and in the future. The present stage
    • conflict on the earth so was error to be found on the earlier planet.
    • the earlier planet. All the kingdoms of the world are connected with
    • true then there can be no evil. But wisdom underlies the world, love
    • love. That which applies only to the impersonal is thus entangled
    • with personality. On the earlier planet wisdom was an instinct
    • old dough means for the new bread: this, from the earlier planet,
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    • there lies what calls these substances to life, and this etheric body
    • coming life. One man — because earlier he has brought things to
    • where there is an abundance of tsetse flies and let these animals be
    • in a really living way. However firmly people today believe they are
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    • if we ourselves earnestly and steadfastly believe in karma, we must
    • real importance lies in the fact that it is founded on the universal
    • starting out in the belief that if a man is to lead a good and useful
    • actual results of what was put into the child's soul in its earliest
    • treatment of a person is in earliest childhood. This is something in
    • earliest years comes out as effect in the latest ones. But in addition
    • whole life-time. If you call to mind the earliest parts of your life,
    • cause in his earlier life; yet he could do so if he were only
    • sense, between earlier and later events, he would arrive at the
    • happened to me in earlier life, and I must now suffer for the wrong
    • his earliest childhood it will then perhaps be very difficult for him
    • happened in the Egyptian-Chaldean civilisation. The Greco-Latin lies
    • happened in earlier ones. On the earth is fulfilled what was on the
    • earlier and what came to pass later — but this is also a
    • that something spiritual lies behind a phenomenon observed by means of
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    • kingdom. And if we were to believe that in an individual animal which
    • one may easily believe, when observing the life of an animal between
    • which differs from what the animals possess. They have applied them to
    • more perfect constitution, it is due to the fact that we have applied
    • nervous system, the brain, etc. They applied their forces, as it were,
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    • other: ‘I have just seen a room full of flies. Someone said it
    • was quite natural the room should be full of flies, and I thought so
    • too, for the room was very dirty and so the flies thrive.’ It is
    • existence of the flies and it will be quite reasonable to say that if
    • the room were thoroughly cleaned the flies would disappear. But there
    • flies in the room, and that the real cause was that for a long time a
    • beckon, and then in came the flies! Surely the explanation which
    • attributes the presence of flies to the dirt is a better one. There
    • spiritual cause which lies deeper down, but to effect a cure they
    • the flies was due to a lazy housewife. And there is no need to be
    • angry if someone says that the flies would not be there if the room
    • the flies to come into the room; he will know that other material
    • The man of the present day would far rather believe that disease is
    • much dissatisfaction. When there is the belief that the disease must
    • more from what happens now to events which lie comparatively far back.
    • over what lies further back can be obtained. Especially is this so in
    • etheric body of a plant replies to a similar injury to itself. But
    • rise in the animal kingdom — and this applies externally to the
    • the physical body and the etheric body, and this applies in the
    • impression made upon a child in its earliest years and how something
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    • mixture by which the disease in question could be cured. This belief
    • circles. I may say that during the earlier years of my life many of
    • from pneumonia were cured or died as was the case in the earlier
    • purely narrative form it is not implied that you should take sides in
    • within us, including such voluntary errors as lies, etc., develop into
    • karma there also lies the curability or incurability of a disease. If
    • that it lies within the law of karma that — even if an illness
    • one included in our ordinary consciousness. In the world which lies
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    • a name, and which it was believed could be strictly defined, some
    • remedy must exist upon earth. And it was firmly believed that by the
    • to point to those forms of disease which lie nearer the surface, such
    • significance of the period which lies between birth and the time when
    • drawn to the fact that what at an earlier stage has been forgotten
    • the result of what at an earlier stage he held within his soul-life,
    • Ego-consciousness which has been engendered by the soul in an earlier
    • Those of us who took part in our earlier anthroposophical studies will
    • liberated, and if he applied them to something spiritual that would
    • of the karmic effects of those transgressions of our earlier lives
    • life. We meet many people to-day who believe that through
    • which is the physical karmic effect of an earlier life, how is it then
    • with the soul? For the earlier life will also result through karmic
    • self-deception we must see the psychic karmic result of this earlier
    • external causes and an illness where the cause lies exclusively in the
    • As a rule we believe chance to be something which cannot be
    • the real motive; that the real motive lies far deeper, being found
    • believing that the motive in question is within our soul, while in
    • — leads to the belief in chance. These foundations had to be laid
    • to show that karmic events, the results of earlier lives, are active
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    • earlier lives, but we shall also learn that accidents which befall us,
    • above illusion, we find that much of what we at first believe to have
    • between what we have brought from earlier incarnations and what we
    • country. There is operating here a motive allied to our innermost
    • might well believe that this has purely to do with the line of
    • impregnation by the Ego, the earlier connection between the astral
    • body and the etheric body was greatly loosened. The earlier and more
    • happens when man in an earlier life impregnated his astral body with
    • moral or intellectual transgression for that earlier life. This has
    • So we see how earlier thoughts, sensations, and feelings affect the
    • the astral body when, induced by the effects of earlier experiences,
    • condition, we had at an earlier stage to bring our astral body into a
    • be without pain; and when they are without pain they believe
    • in the absence of pain, people will believe themselves to be healthy.
    • We should be under a great delusion if we believed that the experience
    • mistake to believe that we are devoid of consciousness when we sleep.
    • no part in this; but that the tendency created in an earlier life
    • person has really in an earlier life done something that between death
    • consciousness which lies still one degree deeper.
    • flies into your eye, this causes an external stimulus and the eye
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    • whereby events of earlier incarnations are transformed into causes of
    • sign that the luciferic power lies at its roots. People who go in for
    • themselves into believing that they have comprehended much in this
    • the ahrimanic influence. Thus no one must believe that if we feel
    • into that external spirituality which lies behind the phenomena of the
    • being. When we penetrate the world which lies behind the physical
    • to hold. On the other hand, he is present, like the flies in the dirty
    • the very reason that it worked earlier and has been transformed into
    • We can now go back to an earlier epoch. If on the one side we perceive
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    • believes that knowledge of one thing or another has been specially
    • idea of how something may be carried from an earlier into the present
    • If he has committed it in an earlier incarnation, he now carries his
    • in an earlier incarnation which has already been woven into the
    • earlier incarnation, and we can actually demonstrate that the defect
    • towards balancing our earlier experiences. But let us suppose that the
    • astral consciousness, we must not believe that the other kinds of
    • Let us suppose that through the luciferic influence of an earlier
    • influence to which we had succumbed in an earlier incarnation; it will
    • direct contradiction to the earlier luciferic transgression.
    • earlier incarnation. Here we see the opposite process. This is what is
    • meant by an effect of luciferic influence in an earlier life, and, as
    • consequences of an earlier life. This standpoint cannot however be
    • earlier life, and you at that time brought it on yourself.’ Were
    • ‘This can be traced back to a good deed you did in an earlier
    • have known what happened in an earlier life which is supposed to have
    • produced this result. If he had knowledge of the earlier life, he
    • an earlier life, then we must conceive that this will be balanced in a
    • we can judge and justify earlier incarnations, for some of the events
    • of this life do not lie in the karmic path.
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    • that had disappeared in earlier periods, reappears by its reversed
    • were not invented before our epoch, for humanity in an earlier epoch
    • earlier periods. But, in removing these influences we only remove the
    • which lies outside the bounds of morality. For this reason occultism
    • It is not so easy to believe that intellectuality remains external and
    • determined by the earlier, and also that the deeds of a later life may
    • all memory of earlier experiences. Otherwise we should have retained
    • It would be a grave error to believe that only the coarser substances
    • have retained a memory of our earlier life, and would also have given
    • birth. Before man can again live in the spiritual world, his earlier
    • approach death with an assured prospect of what lies before us. Death
    • the spirit, if we believed that what appears identical externally is
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    • appears there is no longer matter, but something which lies beyond all
    • psychic factors. And these processes apparently lie very near the
    • Thus we find in quite an objective way, what may be applied to the
    • For such illnesses whose causes lie in the etheric body, science seeks
    • to believe in the super-sensible and in the saying: ‘Matter is a
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    • be impossible for us to believe that these events — looked at in
    • sort of illusion. Every one of them believed the particular
    • Anthroposophist to believe that the forms in which our knowledge is
    • If we glance back at the earlier civilisations, we see that ever since
    • involved where people believe they are striving for the highest? But
    • cause them to believe that they are able to receive this or that form
    • Anthroposophy is so bad because it believes in something new, ought to
    • impulse. The same applies of course to ahrimanic influences.
    • manifold deceptions as to the nature of light. Many of us believe that
    • honestly and straightforwardly believed in the might of the spiritual
    • powers. And when they themselves believed in it, they became filled
    • spiritual source of strength. And whosoever will believe in the
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    • calmness can perceive thoughts approaching, thoughts about earlier
    • have such a memory of the Cosmic Midnight must also lie in one's
    • in truth take flight; they do not come earlier into earthly
    • lies in these words which sound from Lucifer both in
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    • understanding of it will not believe that Ahriman can put his fingers
    • refuse to believe in a spiritual world are the ones particularly
    • Unremittingly he lies in wait when man's thinking is
    • Where the cause of love lies not in the one who loves
    • given to them and who believe that it is imperative for the
    • sticking his head in the sand and believing that the things he
    • doesn't see are not there. Materialistic minds believe that the
    • it is no longer aware of it. It therefore believes that it is not
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    • of man, lies in hidden worlds. Clairvoyant consciousness provides the
    • lies more or less in the shadow of thought beings. Here clairvoyant
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    • You might well believe that to represent
    • the soul directly to what lies behind the occult writing. Above all,
    • earlier lives on earth, we have to gain through a certain necessary
    • ideas, mental images in the soul that point back to an earlier life
    • reminiscence from an earlier life on earth. That can well be the
    • In true clairvoyance, impressions of an earlier life on
    • earlier lives on earth that come through scrupulous clairvoyance, are
    • too astonishing for the soul to believe it could bring them out of
    • one was like in an earlier life is something we ordinarily cannot
    • to draw near to. These things cannot be applied directly to practical
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    • multiplied itself. Almost every day he pondered the tale.
    • in a special way. Whereas earlier Capesius — perhaps because of
    • Capesius had earlier understood very little when
    • This is an extreme example from an earlier time, of
    • only to my own opinion, not only to what I myself believe or can
    • what Benedictus was explaining was quite different now from earlier
    • enlivening story of the fortress that multiplied itself into a great
    • in lonely thinking there lies the luciferic attraction, whereas in
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    • lies painting. In a way it is a neutral region but not such that we
    • have already absorbed everything in earlier lecture cycles and books.
    • carry into later periods of life the memories of earlier times, so
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    • Johannes's achieving impressions of earlier earth lives. This does
    • ask ourselves, what would have become of this now almost alien youth,
    • looks back to one's own youth as to something alien. We have to
    • be resolved in this incarnation. Much of this karma lies buried and
    • that was also dimly apparent in earlier clairvoyant and cognitive
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    • believe he has approached a spiritual world, because he has come as
    • that they really believe it's so, and yet, in their subconscious they
    • From earlier descriptions in
    • to bring about somewhat less naturally, as we have discussed earlier.
    • what was implied or even what was stated quite obviously. This is not
    • that insofar as it lies in us, what ought to happen, what must
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    • man replied, “Thou art the Lord of all created beings of the
    • night, when the latter lie in bed, separated from the astral body and
    • asleep and the earlier part of the sleep condition at night with
    • foolishness to-day — is applied to life and made fruitful. We
    • applied to many personalities. When, on the contrary, the name
    • Highest lies in the Ego,” and that this Ego found expression in
    • was able to demonstrate the impulses that lie in Christianity. He is
    • the knowledge which comes to us through Anthroposophy is applied to
    • this is something we have just to believe, when Elijah, John the
    • thing is that they must just believe. It is essentially the same as
    • have to believe, such as that this or that spectrum appears when
    • believe. But that is after all not the essential point. The essential
    • given a new direction and supplied with new impulses; how Raphael can
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    • would be a grave error if one were to believe that the question as to
    • gained of the sublimity, majesty, and power which lie behind this
    • Now danger lies in the fact that many people feel themselves extremely
    • as if we were to believe that the life-germs which do not come to
    • Here I must draw attention to one thing. You must not believe that the
    • not see them. Whoever believes that the clairvoyant has something
    • is not true. Whoever believes that the “wolf-hood” as
    • a lamb by that time. But you will not believe that the wolf by eating
    • It is the same with all animals. The group-soul, that which lies behind
    • But you must not believe that nothing takes place in the spiritual world
    • become conscious that in us lies the point where the North and the
    • thereby the Divine consciousness may be multiplied, That which
    • that which lies at the basis of the plant or animal germ, and then
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    • earlier age works over into our own. Thus may we perceive how the
    • than is usually believed. Recall, for example, how long the whole
    • entire Roman-Latin idiom. Much of what lies behind the Greek language
    • balanced. The salvation and healing of evolution lies in balancing
    • it is something that had its proper meaning only in an earlier time
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    • history, we must always take into account the forces that lie behind
    • decades earlier or later. In outer physical reality, which takes on
    • sense world is necessary. This did not exist in earlier times because,
    • streams, and we shall also find currents that flow from earlier times
    • that lie near at hand. We have first of all a modern instance in
    • century and went rapidly through many editions. I believe the
    • document of the times, then you must compare it with the earlier
    • matters as pictorial representation had in earlier times, you will
    • will only be revealed when we compare it with earlier accounts and
    • personality accounted for by the milieu in which He lived. That is
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    • soul lies something that one can only describe as eruptive forces. It
    • as evil as in earlier times, still cut out the stomach, as I
    • statement as it has now been expressed here, implies something that
    • statements, or rather in their realization in the world, lies true
    • to a love filled with insight. A realization of what lies in these
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    • the man of the present time than is believed today when people are so
    • It is, however, conveniently prejudicial to believe that human history
    • abruptly beside the earlier. Men, however, are not accustomed to
    • not present in the same way in an earlier period. One is entirely
    • mistaken if one believes, for instance, that the Copernican world
    • human evolution in an earlier century than the one in which they did.
    • puts forth what lies within its being is the fundamental fact of human
    • reason. Nowadays, people on the whole believe that the Ptolemaic world
    • believe we have made wonderful progress. Those in the Middle Ages were
    • scientifically all that lies on the surface? They have appeared because
    • In earlier ages man had other faculties. When we go back in historical
    • came over man in earlier ages somewhat in the way in which the desire
    • he had to be separated from the forces that, in earlier times, brought
    • spiritual activity lies behind the sense world. All that has been set
    • the new age from human consciousness and leads man back to earlier
    • been linked earlier. They did not unite with what was living in the
    • good. However improbable it seems to people who look on earlier ages
    • blood every week — in those earlier ages there was a conviction
    • objective events? Do you believe that these people possess the calm of
    • inevitable. Do not believe, however, that it can be prevented by any
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    • imagination where his soul would be alienated from earthly existence,
    • reality. This faculty could not operate in earlier times because then
    • ahrimanic powers is to alienate the souls of men from earthly life on
    • of will under the sway of a longing to be alienated from the earth, to
    • that would have caused the souls of men to believe in divine justice,
    • Remarkably, at the battle of Liegnitz in the thirteenth century, the
    • sin in the bodily carnal life, the souls might be alienated from earth
    • thought to lie in prosperity, and where the natural urges of men
    • a result of which souls are to be diverted from the earth, alienated
    • forces must be received. The battle lies in the fact that
    • — those forces that have been applied, for instance, to the
    • ahrimanic and the luciferic forces. In this state of balance lies the
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    • forces that underlie world historical evolution. We have seen how what
    • earliest impulses were given. We learned about these first impulses of
    • earlier ages yesterday. Today, we will learn about a similar impetus
    • persons as possible, and the torture was applied in the most cruel way
    • to learn, grounds that lie in the whole spiritual development of
    • believed they had committed all sorts of infamous crimes. Had someone
    • North America where the magnetic north pole lies, these magnetic
    • gold flow through the fairy tale, he is looking back into earlier
    • European evolution in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch lies concealed
    • impulse for everything of a spiritually scientific nature lies in
    • doctrine of reincarnation, of repeated earth lives, lies in Goethe's
    • lies implicit in it what I have often explained here; that is, the
    • needed in order to unravel what lies in Goethe. As a matter of fact,
    • Christianizing of the modern world conception. It did not lie in his
    • encircled with roses. In this lies ultimately all that is to flow from
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    • always considers what has happened earlier to be the cause of what
    • questionable manner. This implies that something can arise in history
    • world, yet it is precisely for such pictures that Johann Gottlieb
    • thoughts, too, from time to time!” So says Johann Gottlieb
    • ideas living in this book become familiar to the tenderest, earliest
    • this age. According to prevalent belief, it stands, not only with both
    • people believe they are standing deep in reality. They are immensely
    • earlier age. What will a later age teach? Well, it will naturally not
    • to the silly superstitions of people in earlier ages. In short, men
    • truth in place of the former error. Earlier humanity believed all
    • fall exactly on the earlier point; it lies somewhat above it. This is
    • the sun lying in a plane, then the orbit of the earth lies in this
    • all stand, as they believe, with both feet, both hands and the body in
    • to impart at fourteen different temples what earlier, in ancient
    • humanity has even become freer than it was in earlier centuries, and
    • in an earlier age when man was not yet ready for freedom. Today, the
    • present earlier appear again — investigations, for instance,
    • not because something lies behind it that one cannot know and that
    • Past, the Present and the Future” — and this implies that it
  • Title: Cosmic New Year: Lecture I: The Three Streams in the Life of Civilization. The Mysteries of Light, of Man, and of the Earth.
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    • undoubtedly believe that with their powers of cognition they are in a
    • does not lie within the consciousness of mankind. In his consciousness
    • lies this unconscious fear. And because men have this unconscious
    • Mysteries of the East, the origin of which lies undoubtedly thousands
    • earlier population. In the Sagas and Myths, and indeed also in
    • what kind of men these were who came down upon those earlier human
    • combined two qualities, one of which the earlier people did not
    • stream had another origin, which also lies far back in the evolution
    • political-legal system. This accounts for so many anomalies. Even
    • find theories built up scientifically, but devoid of Spirit, alien to
    • lies already in the unconscious part of man, but it is only Spiritual
    • Congregation, and it applies especially to Catholics — the decree
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    • During the years of the war we heard continually the universal lie:
    • human individuals, separate men. This lie is nothing else than the
    • Science. The matter lies thus, that we must resolve to seek the real
    • Whence comes this, my dear friends? What really lies before us? When
    • sternly that the picture must be finished forthwith. Leonardo replied
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    • “How is that which lies in the Will of man as I have described
    • Nature lie? That can only be determined by spiritual perception; these
    • causes lie in Mankind. Do you know where you must look if you wish to
    • of Nature proceeds. But these points would not lie for him in outer
    • which we might describe as the old Life of Wisdom of earlier times
    • the earlier instinctive Wisdom. The rising of pure logic, of pure
    • are the men who, during the nineteenth century, have applied to the
    • use of an external power commanding those who believe in, and submit
    • incarnation, which in time and space, lies before the Mystery of
    • spoken. It is foolish to believe we can come to an understanding with
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    • looking into a mirror and there in that mirror lies the past, of which
    • we know its reflection is in the mirror. Behind the mirror lies
    • see in space, what lies behind a mirror. Perhaps the question should
    • have an Ego. In earlier periods of earth evolution men knew more. Just
    • perceptions of the human beings of earlier periods emerged out of the
    • that which lies before him in Spiritual Science, then mankind will
    • we find such ideas arising among men, among people who believe that
    • years spread abroad the lie that I was a renegade priest:
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    • implies for the German people the loss of their own Self, a breaking
    • What, then, lies behind in everything brought to our notice when the
    • all that lies behind what we term Luciferic influences in the
    • lies everything that we term, again in an all-embracing sense, the
    • followers believe that only by passing through a transitory social
    • decided to forbid the belief in the Spirit in man. It was in that year
    • because he does not recognize that salvation lies in the state of
    • If man believes that capacities spring from the body, then man
    • believes in Lucifer, and if man believes that needs spring from the
    • human body, then man believes only in the Ahrimanic side of such
    • can explain what the fact implies that, during the last thirty to
    • This example could be multiplied many times. Those who write like the
    • following: “In No. 6 of the weekly paper, Dreigliederung des
    • and of the Dreigliederung people) rests upon the fullness of Steiner's
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    • belief, but we do not attain that clear knowledge which to-day is
    • earliest childhood, and were gradually taking possession of the whole
    • the next stage if, by means of the exercises referred to earlier, we
    • only have a sharp outline, the same applies to the moon. The external
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    • retrospect how, in earlier periods of human evolution, this
    • who, according to the primordial decree that underlies all, belongs in
    • he sees all this that is not alive as something that an earlier divine
    • But in all those earlier people of whom I have spoken today the eye of
    • appeared what follows: In earlier times the invisible, super-sensible
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    • all underlies all things and beings. And precisely this finding the
    • other touches the human soul very closely. But what lies between
    • that many lilies grow unseen by human eye: yes, but then the
    • conditions are different, and such lilies find their release in a
    • I said, we need not consider the lilies that are never seen by man but
    • Spiritually: no human being would ever arrive at the silly belief in a
    • variations lie between, but I am mentioning only the two extremes
    • apparatus applied to his knuckle. In the latter case he at least feels
    • That is a fact. True, many people believe present-day men to be
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    • Perhaps at this point he wakes up. — Now, something underlies
    • factor is what underlies the dream in the way of movements, tension
    • while writing, so to speak: he applied the pencil as he had seen
    • asked next why the spirits lied to him so; and they said, “Well,
    • we have to lie to you — that is our way.” Then he asked
    • upon the phrase, “we have to lie to you;” so he reflected
    • subconscious calls the conscious mind a muttonhead, and it lies; hence
    • believes that a light shining at a given point in space will appear
    • spot in England that lies exactly behind the island of Anglesea —
    • deciphered, and then applied to earthly things.
    • this sunlight. For a time these observations were applied to the
    • Century naturally refused to believe in any relation between the
    • soul, did believe in it. I have repeatedly told the story in our
    • something by themselves, apart. But for primeval man in earlier earth
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    • world-alien our civilization has become — this civilization that
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    • may not at first believe that such a vivification of past experiences
    • immediately replies with something unpleasant, and so on, we can know
    • oneself into the temperament of one's childhood, into one's earlier
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    • which lies before the entrance of man into earthly life?
    • have also pointed out that a spiritual cause underlies this exit of
    • that which lies in the impulses, instincts, and so on, and which
    • essential influence on what lies in heredity, so the Luciferic beings
    • lies in Karma, but has first to be woven into a man's Karma by means
    • of many threads and connections so that in the future it may lie in
    • exposed to those impulses which lie in his physical environment, in
    • climate and such like, also to the impulses which lie in his psychic,
    • feeling for what lies on the other side of the Threshold, for that
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    • within the spiritual substance which lies at the foundation of the
    • and out of each other. Experiences which lie far asunder in time and
    • during sleep with the forces which lie behind the phenomena of
    • memories forms a union with the forces that lie behind the minerals,
    • the plant forces, and the forces which lie behind the clouds, and so
    • memories unite during sleep, but with that which really lies behind
    • the rose-bush has this peculiarity, that it receives the earliest
    • Goethe replied: “You pedant! We are everywhere in the inner
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    • entirety, and this applies in a certain sense to his etheric body
    • of Imaginative cognition when it is applied to the hardest part of
    • language of earthly man. Spiritualists believe that the dead speak in
    • and butterflies, from the birds, and so on.
    • walking, in learning to speak and in learning to think lies that
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    • the earliest part of the Lemurian epoch we have those gigantic
    • this case thou hast had to see how earlier earth forces have taken
    • the successors of the earlier plants and earlier animals.
    • When we travel back into those earlier times we find
    • is a fleeting picture. Just think how fleeting those earlier forms
    • back from the present time to an earlier condition. There this
    • like a cloud-formation. At a still earlier period we find forms
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    • back into a time six or seven centuries or even earlier before the
    • Mystery-pupils at Ephesus concerning the primeval Word lies that
    • which lies behind it. And if, on the one hand, we have to accept this
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    • In earlier times of humanity there were the most
    • is guarded from ordinary consciousness, and I know wherein lies the
    • character which placed before the pupil the meaning which lies in
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    • feel himself as a unity, but in very fact he felt his ego multiplied
    • as many times as he had senses; he felt his ego multiplied twelve
    • times, and because he felt his ego multiplied twelve times there came
    • something by which he knew that it was not the earlier state of
    • which he had dreamed earlier, and again in reminiscence of that which
    • my human being, in that lies the future.” When the pupil had
    • multiplied in thy senses. Thou must make inwardly clear to thyself
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    • as to inner experience of the in-streaming sunlight. In earlier times
    • had earlier been capable, of dreaming in the waking-state of
    • into his heart which he had experienced earlier, just as I described
    • with the quiet of earlier and later times. For if you only consider
    • echo of the ancient instinctive earth-wisdom relied on the ancient
    • It is pure nonsense to believe that Valentine Andreae wrote the
    • the physical world below, when men more and more only believe in that
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    • divine what a colossal contradiction lies in the fact that the
    • the earth, he was led in Ancient Greece into the very holiest of all.
    • So we see how in the bosom of time there lies the demand
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    • connection with the secrets of nature underlies the Aristotelian
    • back into the earliest times; but it is no reality that they
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    • still earlier times, we naturally get a greater number than three,
    • and this applies to the African and European races as well as to the
    • believes that anything else exists in the cosmos but the Gods, the
    • applied during his Italian journey in order, through these
    • earlier epoch in a much more majestic and mighty way than we find
    • is only apparently that copper, tin, lead, etc., lie in the earth. In
    • has remained stationary in an earlier form.” That was the way
    • gradually came to speak of that which lies between the environment
    • and the earth. Now between the environment and the earth there lies
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    • divine;” and they then applied it inwardly for the advantage of
    • deficiency of force lies in another place. It lies where the oxalic
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    • the families of the planets, of the families of the heavenly bodies,
    • but gold has a direct relation to what lies in human thought, in
    • Just consider how far removed thinking lies from human
    • does lie at the basis of the true ancient alchemy. And this ancient
    • say: “These Spirits of Nature tell of a still earlier age, now
    • head, and at the same time he felt this as allied to a picture of the
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    • of earlier times.
    • Those earlier
    • applies to everything that may be said and discovered by
    • that in those earlier times man had a non-scientific (in our
    • with preconceptions will speak of those earlier ages in the
    • earlier is mere foolishness, will realize that even now we have
    • the medical views that were held in an earlier period of
    • foolish as many people believe nowadays, they did lack what we
    • that set the needle in the North-South direction lie in the
    • — but we reckon merely with processes observed to lie
    • I believe that
    • applied.
    • mystery that really underlies all this clears up only when we
    • concrete fact. I do not believe that anyone can speak
    • this world lies there tangibly before him when he observes the
    • soul, but is nonetheless believed to be there, is thrown into
    • accomplished fact lies the will, which plays right down into
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    • to the most important phenomena. I do not believe that this
    • many respects, but its goal still lies ahead.
    • the course of these lectures we will see what really lies
    • that I sketched earlier) that the etheric organization as a
    • understand what is implied, for example, by saying that the
    • lawfulness that directly underlies the airy or gaseous organism
    • applied equally well to the proteinaceous cell, the cell
    • usually applied to the cell by substituting a macroscopic study
    • have something that lies very far indeed from modern ways of
    • kidneys underlie the sentient system, this is expressed even in
    • the same thing and cold compresses have been applied to his
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    • supplied to the ego and astral organizations by the liver-gall
    • healthy period lies between the change of teeth and puberty;
    • sixteenth years, will see that symptoms that arise in earlier
    • every case a preparation of viscum (mistletoe), applied in the
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    • applied in certain specific details in the preparation of our
    • gravity is not the determining factor in what underlies the
    • buoyancy. It relies on the force that wants to alienate
    • in the eye lies in the domain of pure optics. A great deal in
    • as it were, by means of everything that underlies the silicea,
    • inorganic. Thus we can relieve the sense organs by
    • introduce by way of sugar relieves the sense organs. If you are
    • to relieve the nervous system of astral activity. These things
    • alkaline salts, which work very strongly to relieve the nerve
    • nerve-sense activity, which is thereby relieved of the astral
    • to work, receiving what is supplied to it by the channels of
    • material is again supplied to the renal activity; then this
    • material does not lie fallow without reaching the renal
    • applied. Everything that we would like to introduce from the
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    • It seems to me that a belief has arisen with a certain urgency in recent
    • to nature that underlies our modern view of natural events.
    • believing that from here, and from the side of an anthroposophically
    • insightful thinking, it becomes clear that what underlies them could never
    • actually lies at the basis of this, but I will show this from another angle,
    • unwillingly, where it relies more on a very crude empiricism. When the
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    • one seriously believes himself capable, as an earthly human being in
    • however, one has also acquired a capacity to observe what underlies
    • period of life points in this way back to earliest childhood, this
    • illnesses, we remain purely in abstractions if we believe that
    • anything can be gained from a half-baked phenomenology, if we believe
    • If what applies to the spirit is compelled to remain in matter,
    • remain honest enough to acknowledge it; instead it lies and maintains
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    • poisoning effect is relieved, its poisonous effect is taken away. If,
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    • earlier today how, with the metabolic-limb system on one side and the
    • nature for you to be able to see what actually lies at the basis of
    • has something to do with combustibility. Earlier I drew your attention
    • If these things are known, they can be applied so that phenomena
    • characteristic: males originating from hemophiliac families do not
    • families; women from hemophiliac families, on the other hand, do not
    • the results of spiritual science without dogmatism and belief in
    • say, “I believe them,” nor does one rashly refuse them; rather one
    • research that has developed the fundamental principle often applied
    • lie above all in the direction of the progress of humanity. For this
    • good spiritual scientist that he can only believe, can only bear this
  • Title: Anthroposophical Approach to Medicine: Lecture I
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    • earlier times. Those earlier conceptions arose in human thought at a
    • significance of our studies, for it applies to all that may be
    • those earlier times man had a real but non-scientific conception of
    • prejudice will speak of those earlier ages in the development of
    • that everything earlier is mere foolishness, will realise that even
    • in an earlier period of civilisation, we find that although they were
    • point we must be quite clear. But what lies in our power is to work
    • set the needle in this direction lie in the needle itself. He would
    • processes observed to lie immediately within the human being.
    • calculated to make us materialists. The mystery that really underlies
    • Imagination lies there, in concrete fact, before us. I do not believe
    • Spirit and soul, but this world lies there tangibly before him when
    • only rise to Imagination, which lies quite near the boundaries of
    • less believed to be there, is thrown into the reservoir of the
    • Between the intention and the accomplished fact lies the will,
    • research. No attack on this kind of research is implied. The only
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    • outstanding phenomena. I do not believe that this will prove to be as
    • lies ahead.
    • course of these lectures we shall see what really lies behind this
    • nature of life, but merely to understand what is implied by saying
    • Anthroposophy describes this complex of law, which underlies the
    • composed. But this mode of observation can be applied equally well to
    • observation that is usually applied to the cell by substituting a
    • something that lies very far indeed from modern habits of thought. I
    • kidneys underlie the sentient faculties, this is expressed even in
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    • forces supplied to the Ego and astral organisations by the systems of
    • The healthy period lies between the change of teeth and puberty; and
    • arise in earlier life in quite another form express themselves as
    • We may be sure that in every case a preparation of viscum, applied in
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    • factor in that which underlies the functions of the brain, in
    • strives to alienate the substance from the earth. In our
    • elements. Think how much in the eye lies in the domain of pure
    • inherent in everything that underlies the formation of silicic acid,
    • on to the inorganic state. Thus we can relieve the sense-organs by
    • introduce by way of sugar relieves the sense-organs. If conditions
    • alkaline salts, which are well calculated to relieve the nervous
    • which do much to relieve the nerve-activity of the astral nature;
    • thereby relieved of the astral functions.
    • supplied to it along the channels of the blood and radiating it out;
    • out how they must be applied in order to restore the disturbed
    • supplied to the kidneys, instead of lying fallow before it reaches
  • Title: Social Future: Lecture I: The Social Question as a Cultural Question, a Question of Equity, and a Question of Economics
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    • supplied with bread because it is produced for him by the community
    • discriminating observers of social life; of course, this applies only
    • usually applied in scientific research or study. And we have seen how
    • applied, views such as those of Adam Smith, etc., down to Marx,
    • which, they believe, would bring about desirable social conditions in
    • that about.’ In short, an absolute unbelief has arisen in the
    • aesthetic, artistic, religious, moral beliefs of former times. All
    • ideas in which no one believes; since everything without exception
    • science has applied its best methods to the study of political
    • cannot believe that the human intelligence is strong enough to master
    • in order that people may learn again to believe that the mind can
    • development lies in the fact that, notwithstanding the progress in
    • progress, but has lingered behind at an earlier stage. Woodrow Wilson
    • believed that the economic life could bring forth out of itself the
    • new political, and the new cultural conditions. So the belief arose
    • This lies at the basis
    • of the word. What a man can do, because someone believes him to be
    • confidence, belief in human capacity is beginning to be evident. In
  • Title: Social Future: Lecture II: The Organization of a Practical Economic Life on the Associative Basis
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    • applied it must hold good. It is also possible to wrestle with the
    • such independence will bring about precisely what is now believed,
    • will become practical, so that it may be said: practical and applied
    • the cultural body. Whoever believes that it is intended that a
    • understand where the fundamental error in this kind of thought lies,
    • and representations underlie such an economic scheme as this? Exactly
    • thinking that what they have learnt in politics can be applied in the
    • significance that facts like these, which might easily be multiplied,
    • occurred to them that the national income might be applied to pay the
    • comparative values of products. Labor must lie quite outside the
    • Appendix IV) Labor will lie entirely outside the sphere to
    • in the theories of so many economists. The consideration that lies at
    • need lies, in order that more of the lacking products may be
    • supplied. If a commodity tends to become too cheap, that is to say,
    • been applied may long have ceased to exist, but the money is still
    • modern mind, the belief that the imposition of a tax on income is a
    • method of thinking, and how the belief that a tax on income is first
  • Title: Social Future: Lecture III: The Task and Limitations of of Democracy, Public and Criminal Law
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    • economic system, even though they may not believe this. This has
    • They believe that culture and law result naturally as appendages to
    • starting-point a positive demand. Their fundamental belief was that
    • has learnt from the life and habits of the leading classes to believe
    • overcome. While in wide socialist circles the belief is current that
    • the belief that a social structure must be built up in which human
    • of the realm of economic life. And the same applies to the cultural
    • question, the belief that the economic life need only be transformed
    • which must lie at the root of modern democracy, and it must work in
    • in which it has to he decided how an existing law can be applied to a
  • Title: Social Future: Lecture IV: Cultural Questions, Spiritual Science, Art, Science, Religion
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    • science stimulates the belief that the views of society, of which we
    • more and more that the only criterion now applied in judging a, work
    • lies at the base of all sense-life? Little wonder that art has not
    • to carry on his work by intellectualism only; because he believes he
    • They believe they are doing this purely in the interests of exact
    • because spiritual science believes it understands the methods of
    • freedom as this lies the whole mechanical conception of the world,
    • developed and applied to external social life, so that these truths
    • difference lies within the child. He has developed so that he knows
    • powers of our being to see in that which lies spread out before the
    • will then no longer be led astray in the belief that his portrayal of
    • teaching as applied to modern human nature. An antiquated outlook on
    • was very different in earlier centuries from that even of many
    • to the Christ-Being was lost. Many who now believe that they are in
    • communion with the Christ, only believe this. They do not
    • renew religious life, the very great importance of which must lie
    • and such a thing when I was nine or ten years old; I believed it
    • ownership of the community and believe that by withdrawing them from
    • continues, though in another form. I believe that coming generations
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    • enter and influence external life. Hence the unbelief in that
    • removed from the laws which he applies in business, in his position
    • manner. This applies to every member. On the other hand, we can see
    • families can live for six months. Yet this is hung by the lady in
    • thinking today. So small is the belief in the power of the human
    • reason that monopolies are possible in our social life; that, for
    • be possible to oppose monopolies and other evils of the same kind by
    • monopolies; what matters are the feelings which prompt such
    • something is manufactured — a process which lies at the basis
    • of passion, or impelled by motives and emotions which often underlie
    • science, which applies merely to external nature, and which can never
  • Title: Social Future: Lecture VI: National and International Life in the Threefold Social Organism
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    • not the belief prevail within the widest circles — pre 1919
    • believe that it is possible to ennoble the feeling of egoism; and,
    • nature lies at the root of requirement, of consumption? Egoism is at
    • come about, where would the real difference lie between such a
    • were carried on in the various states, so what was supplied, to other
    • disbelief in the working of this spiritual element; this is
    • that someone comes across a new assertion and believes it. He accepts
    • the principal evils lie. Once discover and take the trouble to
    • Let us place this speech in its milieu. Then we must ask: Who
    • such medieval magnificence? A world-historical lie. From the literal
    • striving it is important to know that a lie, unconsciously persisted
    • in, causes just as much harm as a lie, consciously repeated. For it
    • believe that the world may very soon be ready for such things. I
    • which I believe would hasten the advancement of humanity to
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    • in comparison with earlier conditions. As this Course is intended
    • lies in the background a country which is, as it were, virgin economic
    • had been consolidated far earlier than the Mid-European, the English
    • this time I could not but believe in the possibility of finding human
    • What, after all, was the actual situation when we believed that we
    • can we think. We think with that which flies away from the earth.
    • attendant came out and told him, he simply would not believe his ears.
    • above the economic, there lies an ultra-economic life, which is
    • life of today, we must regard it thus: It lies in the midst between
    • upward into Capital. Between them lies the domain which we must
    • who did believe that there must be a new beginning, very soon fell
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    • price lies in the devaluation of money. On the contrary, let us assume
    • that this is not the case. The rise in price may simply lie in this:
    • Labour. Others believe that all true economic Value is really
    • different is needful — something that lies behind all these
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    • lies beneath it.
    • refer the varying levels of the mercury to that which underlies them.
    • due to the division of labour, could not be applied to this particular
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    • multiplied; clothes will become cheaper and the result will be that
    • lead to disaster if you let your thoughts be guided only by what lies
    • what is for ever fluctuating. What lies close to us we can grasp in
    • Capital always lies in the division, the qualitative division of
    • place and quite another kind of work. Wherever the Spirit is applied,
    • initial point where it applies itself merely to Nature. Spirit would
    • the man applies in turning the Money to good account (giving it value)
    • value by spiritual means. Therein lies its true economic significance.
    • with in an absolutely general way: We have human Labour applied to
    • as single completed Labour-processes applied to Nature and which now
    • the substance to which the Spirit first applies itself — but it
    • unfruitful, or whether he applies it in a useful way, this now emerges
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    • morbid symptoms lies in the inadequate absorption and removal of what
    • Labour must be applied. Thus it is that amount of Capital, which can
    • This of course implies a right observation of the economic process.
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    • (which, I believe, in spite of the shortness of the time, will really
    • should contain all the concrete details. I do believe, for the
    • hands of an unskilful doctor — he will have to lie in bed for
    • material sphere. You will see that he applies an immense amount of
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    • You see, for the same reason which underlies the tendency in the
    • the difficulty lies in the differentiation; the further the division
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    • out in every case what lies behind the processes which you are
    • does not include what lies behind the phenomenon of
    • become a supplier of money, or whether perhaps, at a given time in the
    • whole working of the economic process, he cannot become a supplier of
    • D) — the Trader's Equation. Adam Smith applied it to the economic
    • system as a whole. Thus applied, it is incorrect. For we can also form
    • the case of the trader we have to do with something that lies
    • which is in truth a threefold order — a Dreigliederung
    • that we think of this Dreigliederung in the right way.
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    • implies that the forming of price within any economic domain is an
    • the economic functions of industrialism; but in the earlier period
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    • which lies behind the actual process of purchase and sale. Thus, when
    • respect which does not lie within the sphere of consumption, he enters
    • in turn when need arises. It even applies to more complicated social
    • What underlies The Threefold Commonwealth is none of this
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    • earlier stages continue to exist side by side with the later.
    • somewhat like the earliest living creatures of Earth-evolution. Thus
    • eine gewisse Gliederung erfahren musz] if economic life is to
    • universal law and it applies equally to economic life. An
    • of an economic realm lies in the cultivation of the land, i.e., in the
    • congested in the land. That is to say, at an earlier stage in the
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    • importance than that which lies behind the forming of prices
    • money is beginning to tell a lie, for its real value has decreased. If
    • will die earlier than the other — earlier than the 1915 money.
    • dearer,” there lies inherent what I expounded to you today as
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    • work, which is desired, they must be relieved from the bodily work.
    • relieved. This is the measure for the valuation of their work. One man
    • whereas on the other side Labour has to be applied.
    • with it, but this could at most be computed by those who believe that
    • There are economists who believe that it is Labour which gives things
    • spiritual work increases in importance, and this implies that the
    • Physical strength is of course applied, and it must be so more and
    • is that this problem, which should really underlie our thinking about
    • things occur. We often find the most primitive functions applied once
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    • the money has real value (on the contrary I believe that up to a point
    • element of “Labour saved” to the extent that he applies
    • those believe it is, who invent Utopias without reference to reality.
    • own accord, Of course you will not believe that I mean what I am now
    • which originally underlies the formation of values. In effect, all the
    • heartily. I may express this thanks, for I believe I see how important
    • relieve us of it, for the benefit and progress of mankind. I believe
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    • initiation, the genuine initiation truths of earlier times have been
    • again for man to look back into those earlier epochs of his
    • of the Mystery of Golgotha does not lie in the fact that it teaches
    • earlier divine teachers taught.
    • divine teachers of earlier ages spoke to men of the secrets of birth,
    • world whence the earlier divine teachers descended to teach the
    • mistaken, in that he was ready to believe only what had hitherto been
    • were deeply initiated, the earliest Christian initiates; and they
    • present time — so said the earliest Christian initiates —
    • earlier incarnation worked strongly and showed themselves in the
    • on the one hand to have insight into the will and intention that lies
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    • earthly world — and yet they do not quite believe in what they
    • say. Deep down, they cherish the belief that things are as they look
    • These things still lie outside the range of human understanding,
    • is, at most, belief in freedom — in those affairs of human
    • course, our own. Look back into earlier times and conditions upon
    • explained does not believe it, but begins looking for the cause
    • only to believe them. So was the knowledge, which had in fact existed
    • alone, and on the other hand a mere faith, a mere belief in another
    • believers it is a set of dogmas they do not understand, while for
    • what is the substance of a modern man's belief, when he no longer
    • holds to the ancient dogmas about the Trinity? He believes in
    • something vaguely spiritual; the content of his belief is
    • believe, could not stay alive under these conditions. But if one
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    • throw our whole organism into disorder. And this applies not only to
    • verily believe, my dear friends, you might have traveled far and wide
    • experience lies much deeper within man than the heart-eye or even the
    • say: I have a relationship to this person; the lilies tell me so, the
    • lecture the tasks that lie before modern initiation.
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    • mischievous, for he is rightly called the father of lies; he
    • believing as he does that he has been guilty of many misdeeds. A bad
    • which make evil appear good. In earlier times of the evolution of
    • with the world of the stars. The man of an earlier time knew that he
    • fully into that which lies on my heart to say to you on the
    • exposed now in sleep to the temptations I described earlier in
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    • concerned. Behind Nature lies a kind of second Nature, — a
    • fact that the Ahrimanic beings persist in believing they will
    • Ahrimanic. But man's knowledge does not reach to that which lies
    • sallies from their strongholds not only upon the Ahrimanic powers,
    • what spiritual investigation can tell him concerning what lies behind
    • of beings never relinquish the belief that they will one day achieve
    • may look now in vain for the messengers of God who in an earlier age
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    • Truly it is so when a human being dies. There lies his physical body
    • body, hindered or helped according as we lied or told the truth. And
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    • initiation, the genuine initiation truths of earlier times have been
    • again for man to look back into those earlier epochs of his
    • of the Mystery of Golgotha does not lie in the fact that it teaches
    • earlier divine teachers taught.
    • divine teachers of earlier ages spoke to men of the secrets of birth,
    • world whence the earlier divine teachers descended to teach the
    • mistaken, in that he was ready to believe only what had hitherto been
    • were deeply initiated, the earliest Christian initiates; and they
    • present time — so said the earliest Christian initiates —
    • earlier incarnation worked strongly and showed themselves in the
    • on the one hand to have insight into the will and intention that lies
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    • earthly world — and yet they do not quite believe in what they
    • say. Deep down, they cherish the belief that things are as they look
    • These things still lie outside the range of human understanding,
    • is, at most, belief in freedom — in those affairs of human
    • course, our own. Look back into earlier times and conditions upon
    • explained does not believe it, but begins looking for the cause
    • only to believe them. So was the knowledge, which had in fact existed
    • alone, and on the other hand a mere faith, a mere belief in another
    • believers it is a set of dogmas they do not understand, while for
    • what is the substance of a modern man's belief, when he no longer
    • holds to the ancient dogmas about the Trinity? He believes in
    • something vaguely spiritual; the content of his belief is
    • believe, could not stay alive under these conditions. But if one
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    • throw our whole organism into disorder. And this applies not only to
    • verily believe, my dear friends, you might have traveled far and wide
    • experience lies much deeper within man than the heart-eye or even the
    • say: I have a relationship to this person; the lilies tell me so, the
    • lecture the tasks that lie before modern initiation.
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    • mischievous, for he is rightly called the father of lies; he
    • believing as he does that he has been guilty of many misdeeds. A bad
    • which make evil appear good. In earlier times of the evolution of
    • with the world of the stars. The man of an earlier time knew that he
    • fully into that which lies on my heart to say to you on the
    • exposed now in sleep to the temptations I described earlier in
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    • concerned. Behind Nature lies a kind of second Nature, — a
    • fact that the Ahrimanic beings persist in believing they will
    • Ahrimanic. But man's knowledge does not reach to that which lies
    • sallies from their strongholds not only upon the Ahrimanic powers,
    • what spiritual investigation can tell him concerning what lies behind
    • of beings never relinquish the belief that they will one day achieve
    • may look now in vain for the messengers of God who in an earlier age
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    • Truly it is so when a human being dies. There lies his physical body
    • body, hindered or helped according as we lied or told the truth. And
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    • their real meaning for us lies in the fact that each of these
    • and from your reading. To begin with, we must go back to earlier
    • earlier periods of our earthly evolution. We have remarked that we
    • today lies the Atlantic Ocean. This cataclysm gradually engulfed the
    • Then, going further back, we come upon still earlier periods that
    • continent, the civilizations of the Atlantean races. Even earlier
    • easily into the belief (although this is, even in relation to shorter
    • periods of time, an entirely unfounded belief) that things on earth
    • worlds with his ordinary consciousness. Earlier, however, he dwelt in
    • same souls, as it were — lived earlier among spiritual beings
    • lofty, direct knowledge of the spiritual world belonging to earlier
    • Krita Yuga, for example, may be applied to a much broader period,
    • these still earlier periods might be included in the term “Golden
    • believing in, the spiritual world.
    • then be possible. This should already have been implied in our having
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    • not as something we believe we can readily place before an unprepared
    • our earlier incarnations our souls possessed entirely different
    • during the earliest primeval Indian civilization. Now, if we go even
    • stems this physical world and which lies behind it we can penetrate
    • Therein lies the essential nature of evolution, that crises and leaps
    • disposition of your soul, so that you can believe that your soul life
    • gods in the old way. Herein lies the greatness of the event that took
    • world. “Change the disposition of your souls; do not believe
    • world by being enraptured; rather believe that through the
    • who are not deceived by such materialism that believes Christ can
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    • we live. From this we can be certain that much still lies before us
    • maya. It cannot be considered real, because therein lies maya, the
    • great illusion, that one believes it to be real. Man must strive to
    • Man was not always the way he is today. In earlier
    • lies, suffering, and so on. What was a cosmic event in Buddha's
    • finally see the realm of the spirit. We believed we saw the animal,
    • Now, however, man must learn to behold Christ and to believe that
    • as man believes that the ascent of the physical into the etheric has
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    • applies only to human and animal life on earth. This is an offense of
    • different degrees an expression of the spiritual that lies behind
    • you, things that lie side by side can be at different stages of
    • spiritual research was able to say earlier, and it has at last been
    • earlier times, when in a sense it was fruitful for humanity that it
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    • are referred to by spiritual science, one should not believe that
    • particularly. With the earlier periods we come back to old Atlantis.
    • shortsighted who will still be able to believe that one can preserve
    • This is what one can call the mighty event that lies
    • Anyone who believes that we have been put on the physical earth for
    • spiritual world. No one, therefore, should harbor the belief that the
    • again!” Since they will carry into this idea the belief that it
    • beliefs of human beings, who will use the materialistic thinking and
    • human beings will be most unbelieving regarding documents, the new
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    • To enter the spiritual world in earlier times, the
    • in earlier realms. It is only the rational or feeling soul that can
    • Man must not believe that Christ will reappear in the
    • impossible for one to believe in the progressive evolution of human
    • At that time such a deceptive belief did not do so much
    • able to recognize that it is a mistake to believe in Christ's second
    • Christ who reappears in the flesh is not to be believed but only a
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    • soul's faculties today are not the same as in earlier times. Human
    • Consequently, we see that in earlier ages the great leaders of
    • In earlier times one could approach the kingdom of
    • person lies to a certain extent in his own hands. When this etheric
    • even to the point that one will believe that Christ will
    • themselves by making believe that they are the Christ, and they will
    • find people who believe them. For the true anthroposophist, it will
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    • carefully. In earlier times, only a few individuals could advance
    • hospitals. Many will themselves believe that they have had
    • far in its evolution, and such bodies as have remained at an earlier
    • earlier Moon and therefore renews these ancient laws. It also brings
    • spiritual, and occult science is able to indicate what lies behind
    • the depths the relationships that lie at the foundation of the
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    • believe — anthroposophists sometimes among them. The
    • lies in various nuances between these two poles, and we shall come
    • we call Lower Devachan. Just as I could draw lines earlier between
    • three realms which, in the macrocosm, the great world, lie one above
    • night and that of the intellect that is awake by day, lies the sphere
    • night dreaming and day dreaming lies the condition that can live in
    • so that not only do these streams that I described earlier meet in
    • although he believes that what he sees is a physical man. He will
    • have to be applied to destroy the earth in order that man can become
    • humanity. Nobody will be forced to do this; it will lie in the free
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    • believe they are seeing the whole spirit. Since they represent the
    • basically because the knowledge of a spiritual world that lies on the
    • science but is actually an ancient knowledge. In earlier times it was
    • course — spread the doctrine in numerous assemblies, books, and
    • most when people deceive themselves by believing that they are no
    • materialists today who believe that material life is the only one,
    • into believing that these initiates are of the foolish opinion that
    • himself to the foolishness of believing in mere matter. There are
    • so that a large proportion of human beings believe only in
    • believe in the spirit — these initiate materialists are not so
    • clientele of souls is thus produced who remain within the realm of
    • to be deceived by the belief that such brotherhoods either do not
    • should believe, according to the thinking of such initiates, that
    • sphere after death. These would become a spiritual clientele for the
    • know that they are dealing with the dead but rather should believe
    • to believe that these are higher forces of nature, that psychism and
    • just this belief in the dead that these initiates wished to take from
    • those in which they actually believe consciously.
    • the belief that America did not exist. Only after the fifth
    • of consciousness. For itself, however, what lies down there is
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  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture XI: Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 2
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    • purposes of certain personalities who are allied in brotherhoods.
    • They are also allied with other beings who influence such
    • would then be possible, they believed, to impart to man higher truths
    • emerge. Since the participants believed themselves influenced by the
    • not in the way that we usually believe it to be justified. It is
    • tapestry of nature lies something quite different, which is
    • must never believe, however, that behind these beings stands someone
    • fourth post-Atlantean period. Earlier, however, out of the same
    • milieu, out of the whole spiritual substance from which later the
    • Just think what lies behind all the things into which
    • they did not believe that a single man could load much more than
    • The machine standard was applied through this to human social life.
    • He applied the mechanics of Darwin's theory to the life
    • of eighteen tons, as had been assumed earlier, but rather forty-seven
    • that are applied to human life. The impulse remains, however, and the
    • impulse will then be applied to the esoteric truths that will come in
    • fifth post-Atlantean era, an unbelievable power over human beings
    • truths can be misused if they are not applied in the sense of the
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture XII: Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 3
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    • following way: “The experience of being that lies behind things
    • from some direction someone has again observed that something lies
    • tackles these situations. The what lies simply in the meaning of
    • selfless way. Today many people believe that they are able to do
    • today works with his microscope, he believes that what he sees in the
    • learns to know the individual substances that lie on the surface of
    • strange machines but only ones that will relieve the human being from
    • inappropriate be applied when these problems appear; only elementary
    • forces that are part of nature should be applied. One will have to
    • a social order that humanity believes has been overcome since the end
    • individual strength, because behind individual strength often lies
    • something completely different from what lies behind the mere
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture XIII: The Three Realms of the Dead: Life Between Death and a New Birth
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    • earlier lecture given here in Bern and to pursue it further along the
    • a certain justification, in that it is believed that the animal world
    • earthly animals! I explicitly said earlier that our animals on earth
    • I spoke earlier of exceptions regarding the mineral and
    • words for it. One can only approach slowly and gradually what lies
    • permanently banished from the life I described earlier. They draw
    • would be to believe that the social life on earth that people develop
    • spread further and further. A kind of religious belief in them that
    • to grasp the Mystery of Golgotha. This could be seen in earlier
    • earlier!
    • realm of destiny works what I was describing earlier this evening.
    • you are all aware that the most unbelievable slanders are being
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    • Against this there works the rhythm of the breath; in this lies the
    • senses, the capacity of perception. A man of livelier spirit, who
    • East and America becomes most evident. Light, and even what lies
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  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture I: Research into the Life of the Spirit During the Middle Ages
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  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture II: Hidden Centres of the Mysteries in the Middle Ages
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    • Then the pupil replied:
    • place for him was really none other than what lies behind such
    • which lies high above Earth-man, and on the other hand that which
    • lies deep below Earth-man: these two must meet in man's own
    • owes its impulse to these earlier mediaeval Initiates.
    • Nature. They believed — and much of their belief was
    • earlier, original striving that preceded them all. And this earlier
    • light. If however we can look into what lies behind the literature of
    • those earlier times and are able to see that of which the literature
  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture III: The Time of Transition
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  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture IV: The Relationship of Earthly Man to the Sun
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    • belief concerning the Fall really goes back ultimately to this idea;
    • earlier times was life and at the same time knowledge that could pass
    • these men of the eighteenth century say applies just as well to our
  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture V: Occult Schools in the 18th and First Half of the 19th Century
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    • you in order that you may see how in a time that does not lie so very
    • as they were in still earlier times, for it is quite certain that the
    • pupil to learn to feel what lies in the words: “Light streams
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    • compared with the earlier experiences of mankind. You see, while
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    • an abstract manner of speaking, such as is applied to external,
    • impulses of recent times man has applied iron to this material
    • whosoever believes that one can paint the fight of Michael with the
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    • compared to the earlier experiences of mankind. You see, my dear
  • Title: Lecture: Michaelmas Va: The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha (Part I)
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    • in a position to look back on their earlier earthly lives.
    • troubled in the earlier incarnation to have thoughts about the nature
    • Hierarchy of the Archangels we can say that they ‘relieve’
    • longer lies in the character of the age. People still do so because
    • they simply carry forward what comes from the past. It lies in the
  • Title: Lecture: Michaelmas Vb: The Michael Impulse and the Mystery of Golgotha (Part II)
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    • may account for your belief in something that is given in Spiritual
    • have souls been more alien to one another than will be the souls of
    • who believe they stand firmly in materialistic Monism will be quite
    • every shade of current religious belief. We have also spoken at some
    • the world, compared with what we find earlier in the spiritual life of
    • life of the earth which we call the Event of Golgotha, the earlier
    • belief have gained a relation to the Mystery of Golgotha and its
    • believe that one could ever penetrate the laws of life as one can
    • materialistic outlook would have been impossible in earlier ages.
    • Age, — while in earlier ages it was Jehovah who sent Michael, it
    • evolution as a whole and describe what different impulses underlie it,
    • the super-sensible evolution which lies behind our sense evolution, we
    • the nature of the super-sensible world which underlies the sense world
    • Archangels who in earlier times had been used by the impulse of Jahve
    • Providence. For it lies in the true character of our age to do this.
    • earlier ages and will not put itself at the service of the new
    • again, which for earlier times had another meaning and which must now
  • Title: Lecture: Michaelmas VII: The Creation of A Michael Festival Out Of The Spirit (Extract)
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    • autumn simply lie there until next spring is quite false, the
    • stars. A deep wisdom lies in this, coming out of an age in which men
    • It implies a great deal for an insight into man's inner nature if I
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    • During the years of the war we heard continually the universal lie:
    • human individuals, separate men. This lie is nothing else than the
    • Spiritual Science. The matter lies thus; that we must resolve to seek
  • Title: Poetry/Fairy Tales: Lecture 1: The Poetry of Fairy Tales
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    • revised by her from an earlier edition published by the Anthroposophic
    • can call the true fairy tale mood lies deep down within the human
    • order to find this source. We little suspect how deeply hidden lie
    • very nature of fairy tale enchantment leads us to believe that
    • sources will find that they lie in far more profound depths of the
    • the source of fairy tale mood and fairy tale poetry lies still deeper
    • dilemma; what the fairy tale describes lies so completely in
    • organism. What lies in that further process, after our pleasure in
    • that also lie there within the soul and that are revealed in art, in
    • believe we are dreaming but we actually dream the whole day long. In
    • experiences from those today. In earlier lectures we spoke about
    • consciousness has developed out of the earlier forms in ancient
    • pictures. In the earlier times of mankind's evolution, the human soul
    • traditions in various parts of the world. In those earlier times the
    • playmate and tries to talk the child out of it, even believes it's a
    • give you three days' time,” he replies. “If you know my
    • the source of fairy tale mood and fairy tale poetry lies in the
    • for a bowl of milk soup. Flies by the dozen were buzzing around; some
    • dead flies on the table, he boasted, “A hundred with one blow!”
    • that they had to lie down to sleep off their greed. And now as they
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    • revised by her from an earlier edition published by the Anthroposophic
    • placed before him, a swarm of flies flew into it and when he had
    • finished his meal the plate was covered with buzzing flies. He struck
    • till they were gorged and then had to lie down. He cut off the head
    • perhaps you can.” The tailor replied: “Yes, I will do it,
    • true tales lies in time immemorial, in the time when those who
    • that lies behind sense perception peopled with such forms. In our
    • physical world the horse is only the shadow picture of what lies
    • involved or what hindrances there are. The earlier conditions
    • what lies behind physical phenomena can be found in the forces
    • should come forth out of the spiritual reality that lies in back of
    • established belief that everything around us is bewitched
    • in those earlier times that are still contained in the spiritual
    • fighting Creatures replied: “We are the sun and the dawn, we
    • horse. It flies through the air as quickly as thought.”
    • ‘I want the old saddle that lies over there on the ground,
    • fast shall we travel through the air?” And he replied: “With
  • Title: Lecture: Festivals and The Mysteries. The Adonis Mystery. The Easter Thought
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    • ceremonies which lie very near to the heart of large numbers of
    • Friday is held in memory of this fact. Christ Jesus lies in the grave.
    • ritual, what took place in the Holy of Holies of the Mysteries with
    • What is contained within this secret is one of the very holiest things
    • accomplished in the deep and inner Holy of Holies of the Mysteries.
    • or image of the God — was lifted out again, the true believer
    • The Michael thought, as was said at the proper season, must lie near
  • Title: Lecture: Moon-birth and Sun-birth. Necessity and Freedom. Stages of the Ancient
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    • the time we are now considering lies many thousands of years before
    • later times. Moreover his religious beliefs depended on this unfolding
    • revolutionary transformation, forgot their earlier life. They had to
    • sacred rituals and actions were applied to those initiated in the
    • like to ask any Orientalist or Sanskrit scholar (I believe our friend
    • really doing so. It would be childish to believe that he is.
  • Title: Lecture: The Moon-secret Spring and Autumn mysteries
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  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries of Ephesus The Aristotelian Categories
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    • different ways and it lies in the freedom of mankind to turn to good
    • resounded in his ears that which lies hidden in these verses. For he
    • all this lies buried. How shall I dig out of the grave what thus lies
    • Anthroposophy is there indeed; it lies at rest in human hearts, only
    • Und Merkurs gliedbewegendes Schwingen,
    • Und der Venus liebetragende Schönheit —
  • Title: Significant Facts: Lecture I: A Convulsive Element in Humanity in the Nineteenth Century
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    • an audience of orthodox believers that the existence of the two Jesus
    • sin that in a figure of one of the chief gods the nostrils should lie
    • shall believe him to be the lawful god — whereas the Yellow
    • and the stars, and she is not altogether disinclined to believe in
    • had believed himself to be the creator.
    • earth-evolution. The outward significance lies in the fact of
    • not understand this and believes that he had allied himself with evil
    • Who now appears to him shows him: Victory lies neither on the one
  • Title: Significant Facts: Lecture II: Ancient Occult Magic. The Ahasver Mystery.
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    • then existing was misused, applied in practices of black magic
    • clever. Radical educational methods have to be applied today if this
    • be applied in order to cause talents in ancestors to be transmitted,
    • is a very great deal in world-evolution which in an earlier age had
    • indeed been preserved but where nothing more was known of the earlier
    • individuality whom they believed should pass from one body into
    • they were not faithfully portrayed, any deviation amounted to a lie.
    • In those ancient times a lie had infinitely greater power than it has
    • nowadays. If at the present time everyone who tells a lie were to
    • people to risk telling lies! I assume that nowadays people will not
    • suffocate — but at that time a lie would have caused actual
    • In our present time an earlier knowledge of nature must
    • about this earlier knowledge of nature. Just think what kind of
    • editable for genius, through specific measures applied scientifically
    • as facts. Never was blind belief in authority greater than it is at
    • to be determined entirely by those in whom they happen to believe.
    • this principle applies in the scientific domain you can gather from
    • my essay “Truth and Science.” The belief that in the
    • spiritual path into our souls. The same applies to Darwinism.
    • the representatives of the different religions believe they possess
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    • free from any kind of belief in authority, and on the other side they
    • of science is propounded, belief in it becomes universal. Men do not
    • evoke all that lies in the depths of the soul in order to approach
    • born or educated. This certainly applies to a large number of souls
    • the beginning of the 19th century who believed, as did Fichte,
    • when it was believed that the riddles of the world can never be
    • their belief in the power of thinking in days in the second half of
    • people persuade themselves into believing that something or other is
    • the frailty of such belief will be evident.
    • as an object of belief. The man who wrote this treatise in 1821 —
    • materialists who believed that when the occipital bone does not
    • lies with men by means of a different world-conception, to prevent
    • is false; the point is that it lies in the hands of men to gain the
    • is present in all truth; but men can alienate themselves from it. <