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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • any means under any sort of dependence upon another. Nobody evaluates
    • of human society, will soon discover that by these means least is
    • would lead too far today to disclose the ways and means by which the
    • several profound meanings but among the many interpretations it
    • point and there are means and directions that will call forth this
    • sufficient to assume that one comprehends the meaning of these
    • extraordinarily effective means for the development of the soul eyes.
    • and everyone is required and this is what is meant with higher, occult
    • emerge. On the level of enlightenment man gains the means of
    • called, “Music of the spheres.” This is by no means meant
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • something absurd, something to be suppressed by all possible means.
    • with all means at their disposal to get their women out of the
    • made by means of a microscope concerning the life and immortality of
    • and mean me. The word ‘I’ can never fall on our ears when
    • it means me. People have always felt this to be something of
    • means: “I am the I-am”.
    • are working on your astral body. But there are other cultural means
    • culture because it was meant to be a material culture. But we must
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • antithesis of men, and the animals represent the mean between the
    • means. When a man eats vegetarian food, it demands a great deal of
    • means of the right kind of food. A time will come when a vegetarian
    • forces. What I mean can be seen in the tendency of gossips at a
    • means of developing certain forces in ourselves. Those who are
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • means as easy to achieve as many people believe —
    • mean to speak truly of his inner life, his life of soul, we shall not
    • that means develop to a higher stage.
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • meant to be taken pragmatically, gradually comes to carry conviction
    • improvement in the near future. The prospects of change are by no means
    • means of remembering where it is. This does not, of course, apply to all
    • mean that we need become fanatical about the indifferent use of our right
    • A most important means of strengthening the control of the ego over the
    • The results to be attained by these means can be clarified by an example.
    • them were experienced in our souls. Our lives would by no means be
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • external life is not meant to be taken metaphorically. It is intended
    • External facts must be used as a language, as a means of
    • own being am I a man in the fullest meaning of the word.” This
    • fulfill its end, because he was the meaning of the cosmos.
    • its youth, had lost their meaning. Furthermore, something happened
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Christ Jesus; there are no means whereby we can make him understand
    • approached in these first stages of his life by means of our external
    • to everyone able by means of Spiritual Science to look into the
    • ideas about Christ without dogma, and all we can convey by means of
    • still unable to work on the child by physical means, he will look upon
    • Ego-consciousness has awakened, is destined by means of the rudiments
    • force by means of which man raised himself into an upright position. Thus,
    • Thus, by means of two principles, viz., the upright position and
    • man. If, by means of training or other methods, animals were to be
    • for the power of speech to create, by means of words, actual signs
    • create language as a means of communication between the different
    • When we take into our hearts the meaning of such words as these, we
    • Science, what it means for the full development of the individual soul
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • was thus permeated by the Christ. Through this means a force was
    • pain. To be ill means that an organ has become selfish and is leading its
    • We see also the meaning of the extraordinary pronouncement of Justin
    • Mystery of Golgotha! Then we shall know the meaning of the spiritually
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • significance of what is meant by spiritual science, about the point of
    • into hydrogen and oxygen, the spiritual scientist, by means of an
    • statement that previously meant nothing to him: “I know that I am
    • clothed in its thoughts. We know what it means to have separated our
    • out that entering the spiritual world means entering a world of real,
    • science presents its findings, although this means that spiritual
    • to delve into the spiritual world by means of the spiritual scientific
    • third year? Does this mean that what lives in him now was not already
    • words, it means to behave just like those who condemned Copernicus,
    • science about Christianity mean anything to them. That depends on what
    • need fresh means of understanding ancient wisdom and need to continue
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • what Steiner meant.
    • see how the meaning of this interaction could easily be misunderstood.
    • purely by intellectual means, it is not surprising to find that there
    • whoever wants to elevate himself to spiritual heights by means of a
    • was meant to influence evolution on earth, when the Christ is not
    • means to him. But this notion held by Frenchmen or by anyone else from
    • explain by means of a comparison: causes are mistaken for effects, and
    • with great fervor, endless variations of absolutely meaningless
    • with the meaning of the rose cross so that we can perceive it in the
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • spiritual science. It is not without meaning that among us there are
    • meaning of the idea of community, saying to ourselves: Apart from the
    • to the city meant something different to the individual from what
    • community between human beings means today. In our time the individual
    • factor of blood is not meant to encompass great communities of human
    • many other things to grasp the meaning of death, the significance of
    • everything in the world contradicts the divine nature. By what means,
    • Christ had not risen, the world would be meaningless, therefore Christ
    • in the attempt to understand by what means God reveals indisputably
    • the world has meaning, significance and purpose, and that the world is
    • through direct knowledge that the world has meaning. By this
    • what He means by the words: “I am with you always even unto the
    • meaning and purpose are revealed. Faust expressed the same truth when
    • worlds, of universal purpose, of the meaning of death itself and the
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • characteristics of our race. But these things will have no meaning
    • delle Grazie would like to proceed, but she lacks the means enabling
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • is no more intended to be what is ordinarily meant by the word
    • knowing something about the meaning and essential significance of life.
    • life. In this way the eternal meaning is disclosed of what occurs in the
    • existence by the means at its disposal. But anyone possessed of intensified
    • science could give a comprehensive explanation of the meaning of the
    • the light of natural science, and the life of religion. If the meaning of
    • revolved by means of a pin. And behold! tiny particles do actually sever
    • must emphasize the fact that by no means everyone desiring to make
    • prepares, so to say, only the means which communicate the knowledge of
    • researcher is in the position to form such means by which everyone who is
    • nature of this means. While on the one hand anyone who constructs the
    • assemble external things by means of which some secrets of nature may be
    • — that the living ideas contained in it can become a means in the
    • means of the senses alone, and of the intellect bound fast to the senses.
    • which does not merely impart results of knowledge, but we can secure by means
    • the spiritual researcher discovers that even as we behold color by means of
    • — by means of the “spiritual eye,” within this physical man,
    • is hardly necessary to state that in saying this it is not meant to imply that
    • the plants, but this by no means exhausts the possibility of further
    • time. Observation of this activity by means of the “spiritual eye”
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • are by no means comfortable.
    • from a certain point of view — I mean, to comprehend him pictorially.
    • listen to a serious warning of what it will really mean for the world
    • any means with better ones.
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • the full $5. What does it mean that you go out with a $5 note in your
    • mean possession of adequate insight, really have no knowledge. Thus
    • from the past does not mean denial of the past. We gain it in another
    • What will then have been achieved? You will discover the whole meaning
    • Nowadays Spiritual Science is the only means of seeing things truly in
    • their totality; it is the only means for understanding our time. Just
    • wishes by this means to become a politician — then one easily becomes
    • instruments; for example, hunger and social chaos. By this means,
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • which can have meaning only when the threefold social order becomes
    • culture was devoid of spirit. What is meant here, of course, is spirit
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • super-sensible knowledge by means of certain forces in man. But what the
    • are spread out around us. Let us represent diagrammatically by means of
    • forces by means of our ordinary senses nor by means of our intellect
    • cannot carry out unconsciously any more by means of our blood, we have
    • were no means of resorting to doing consciously what was once done
    • In every department you find well-meaning people today, who want to
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • member of his constitution. We shall presently see what I mean by
    • condition. But that ‘organism’ is by no means identical with the
    • means that, without being conscious of it, we look into a void, a
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • as the moral. By the ‘moral’ I do not of course mean what
    • philistines mean by it, but I mean the moral in its totality, that is to say,
    • — I mean the impulses that come to us when the knowledge yielded
    • death by cunning means. There are reasons which induce certain occult
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • But by what means do our actions evolve to greater perfection? To use
    • apriority, means "from what is before."
    • with the heart. This means of union is the life of feeling, which is
    • thoughts. In our ordinary consciousness we live in an element by means
    • part of our manhood, but also means something in the cosmos. Think of
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • and meaning that the evolution of the earth has acquired through the fact
    • it — from a point of view which can reveal, as it were, the meaning of all
    • between the powers of heaven and the powers of earth in a deeply meaningful
    • meaningful way. The Egyptians not only recorded what they knew as the
    • what he means for us, cannot be lost.
    • morality, so that the moral meaning of the world's order cannot be found
    • has come to look upon Christ merely as the man from Nazareth. That means
    • would raise humankind to the comprehension of the meaning of its existence.
    • understanding of the meaning of its evolution on earth! All the problems
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • tradition sees the meaning of all earth-evolution. These three
    • planet. By means of an inner soul-language, in a certain sense, they
    • Our modern conceptions of these things are by no means always
    • grasp of what it might mean to take in the sciences of arithmetic and
    • “a priori” truth. With “a priori” he means a truth
    • nothing at all is said with this “a priori”! A meaning
    • and by its means they knew of the advent of the Christ-Being.
    • What does one experience by means of the forces peculiar to man
    • And what does one experience by means of the forces which rise up from
    • itself known by means of the wisdom of the heavens, which knew that
    • fill the festival of Christmas with a certain meaning. Has the
    • Christmas festival any meaning for most human beings nowadays? It is a
    • Christmas Tree really? It is not so easy to find its meaning. In
    • the world. We fail to grasp the meaning of the world's redemption, and
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • by no means easy of fulfillment.
    • processes in the life of soul, cannot bear the same meaning for
    • present-day mankind. What man meant in olden times when he spoke of
    • means of an exact and thoroughgoing discipline of the will — a
    • enhanced self-consciousness; which means, that his detachment from the
    • say, with a thought-content that is the means of detaching him from
    • This means that in order to form a judgment we do not merely pass in
    • We discover that our feeling life is by no means so illumined with the
    • schools of philosophy, themselves originate in the feelings. By means
    • men of old wanted to avoid. This does not mean, however, that we are
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • means of sleep? We have no knowledge at all of how this inner will
    • that the priests of the Mysteries there saw in it the means whereby,
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • convey the meaning of Alpha, these would be: ‘The one who experiences
    • receiving into himself consciousness of his breathing, is meant to be
    • expression to a concept, a meaning, a truth about Man simply by saying
    • is something quite different. We can get an idea of this by means of a
    • add this S in the middle of it, and this would mean that not only the
    • What is meant to be expressed here in a more abstract way, was more
    • does not enter the curriculum. But that was once the meaning of rising
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • more beautiful than has ever been wrought by mechanical means — a
    • there — the intentions and ideas, I mean, out of which we perform our
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • blood, we know that he is one among many. Yet the one has no meaning
    • If man is to be true in a higher, this means spiritual, sense, he must
    • To glow in response to beauty means that in his soul man must create
    • by means of a picture, to the spirit he has left because of his
    • beauty means that in the physical world we do not disown our
    • this future to be bestowed on him, may be by means of some outer
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • of Golgotha. And we have often considered what it meant to live before the
    • civilization was based. It meant that really enlightened people in those
    • immediately after death.’ A more modern man, who has meanwhile lived
    • man is able to develop an awareness of what St. Paul meant when he said
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • and healing consists of supporting, by external means, what is
    • a case, by what means the etheric organization, permeated in the
    • body, restraining them to their proper degree. By this means we can
    • organization must be supported. This means that it has to be given a
    • and breath. If we then come to know by what outer means one or the
    • What outer means we use is
    • the means were available for diverting the forces from one to the
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • penetrate into what is actually meant with this membering. He said: these
    • in turn works upon the other systems. Some remedies are meant to be
    • and it is up to others to find the ways and means to make use of them.
    • That is the essential point. People must find the right ways and means to
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • in his poetry with a well-nigh heavenly splendour. The meanest and simplest
    • meaning of Michael.
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • utterances. Paul's words acquire a particular meaning, for he assures
    • clairvoyant capacities. This means nothing less than this: Divine
    • birth and death had no meaning for life. Life alone was known —
    • has a meaning and that life on earth is something that ends.This, of
    • Golgotha meant this for the gods: a greater wealth of knowledge
    • upon as something earthly, but as something having a meaning for the
    • to him in the event at Damascus. What did this mean for Saul? It
    • meant that a divine wisdom no longer existed, for the Ahrimanic
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • would be difficult to trace a concept of guilt in this meaning in any
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • means of the different viewpoint.
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • What is the meaning of the utterance of Manes that he is the
    • Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, the Son of the Widow? It means that he
    • because Cathari means ‘the Pure Ones.’ They were human
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • Now Plato looked upon mathematical science as a means of training for
    • Mathesis.” They did not mean by this that the essence of the
    • considered. This will certainly mean, for many, a giddy height of
    • educational means.
    • super-sensible. We comprehend the sensible by means of its
    • magnitudes has become in recent years a powerful educational means for
    • means of education, and no more than this is here implied about
    • it does present itself as a good educational means. It teaches him to
    • truths are acquired by super-sensible means, they can always be
    • realms of being. But one here has the means to see at least an
    • the words of the Occultist must at first seem devoid of all meaning.
    • mathematical science itself ceases. For in its direct meaning
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • investigated by means of Spiritual Science, but they can be understood
    • is the animal kingdom. I do not of course mean the individual animals
    • be outside them means that we do not notice them. If we look at some
    • meaning for man so long as he has not developed his clairvoyant
    • world than waking and sleeping life as such. I mean the actual act of
    • That an event is past means simply that it is farther away from us. I
    • sphere of earthly man. The meaning of this difference can also be
    • significance for the soul; the Catholic ritual will mean less in such
    • — not only by remembering things he said which meant a great deal
    • Just think what it means at the present time when so many human beings
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • means when a person has a healthy left convolution of the brain. But
    • means that something happened to the brain while the child learned to
    • All of this is imitation. This means that children take in, see,
    • the brain. This means that even while the child is crying —
    • languages differ in different regions of the earth. What does it mean
    • consonants? It means that he or she experiences the outer world more,
    • Northern Hemisphere. This means that we could draw a map of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • mean? It means that the person will to some extent inwardly alter his
    • physical by means of the spirit. Materialism has brought not only an
    • abstractions, which have no meaning but are only admissions of
    • of course, the way of a modern materialist) means by catharsis a
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • means that while an unfree man may serve his friends as a duty, in
    • particularly by socialising the means of production. We must appeal to
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • subjectively present in consciousness. What do I mean by that? I mean
    • feeling, are by no means our own individual property. They take place
    • world-processes. This means that when you feel, you have of course an
    • in the meantime elemental beings have concerned themselves with it,
    • great change in the meantime.
    • an origin, it does not by any means follow that nothing of the kind
    • Mystery of Golgotha. What meaning can it have for people who are
    • The more exact domains of knowledge are by no means yet at their
    • means that we must take full cognisance of the environment of Man; we
    • means the external metal. But in the book from which he is quoting the
    • words mean something quite different. They do not refer to the
    • but then one gets no meaning out of it! One is bound to regard it all
    • as nonsense. It has meaning, however, as soon as we know what
    • was meant by the words antimony, mercury, and so forth in those times.
    • which one had other means of approach than those we have today. The
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • the colour of which the Greeks used a word which simply meant
    • beyond the Earth. By means of spectro-analysis and other methods
    • The processes that take place within the human being are by no means
    • ‘upper’ man. By ‘upper’ man I mean, in this case,
    • Please do not misunderstand me This does not mean that Saturn is not
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • different. When you speak of the ‘look’ of a man, you mean
    • 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
    • meaning. Musical experience is already a foretaste, if I may so
    • spiritual knowledge. I do not mean through clairvoyance — that is
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • this I do not mean that you should make as many mistakes as possible
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • subject next time. A week from now I shall speak about the meaning of the
    • exercises of different kinds, by means of which societies and brotherhoods
    • contribute nothing at all to your own means of subsistence. What has still
    • within us. Think of what this means. — You are building a house. You
    • means nothing else than to spiritualize the mineral world. He knew that the
    • meaning and purpose; they are in line with the structure of our period of
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • feelings of anxiety, of joy, of compulsion. The meaning of the
    • the life of the cosmic formative forces. This means that, when
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • mean can be described, quite in accordance with the intentions of the
    • they meant something very much more significant than is generally meant
    • to-day. We have to learn to find again a deeper and deeper meaning in
    • meant by these members of man's being. It is always possible to go
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • — not by means of modern habits of thought, but with faculties
    • spiritually by means of the inner faculties of soul.
    • referring to a God and that the stories only have meaning and
    • process would be meaningless if the ideas which surge into the souls
    • attainable only by means of spiritual-scientific, super-sensible
    • the soul. The soul was freed from the body by external means, and
    • show what is the whole meaning and purpose of human evolution,
    • mean that the Christ brings into the world the principle of the
    • gives him an image of the world, but which is a powerful means of
    • portrays a world to him, but its laws will become a means of
    • “The world is my Idea.” In other words this means:
    • of inner redemption man will learn to know the meaning
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • speaking of Richard Wagner, I certainly do not mean to imply
    • that he was fully conscious of this impulse. It is so meaningless when
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • they could work only by means of commandments and decrees. When Wotan,
    • that to ask about his birth, name, rank or calling, is meaningless. To
    • name means “I am the I am,” and the latter the Luciferic
    • the cross — All other interpretations are meaningless.
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • revelation, in its more scholastic form, was by no means a body of
    • have been at a loss to know what was meant. It would have been
    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • the time of the Mystery of Golgotha men were trying to answer by means
    • could still have been discovered by means of the old
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • human being together with humanity. What does this mean?
    • of “Christ” — yet they always mean nothing but their
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • expanded.” This means that in his fantasy he had caught, a
    • this be termed realistic, in the true meaning of the word? I do not
    • is meant by physical body, etheric body, astral body and Ego, we
    • they really achieved extraordinary things in the meaning of
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • to-day. In ancient times, human beings had at their disposal means of
    • made to Solomon's Temple. We know that this temple was meant to
    • is tautology, but for all that it underlines what is here meant,
    • the point clear to you, very briefly, by means of an example.
    • Masters and must finally be freed by means of the powers he has
  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • teaching of reincarnation was by no means of cardinal importance. For
    • about by the Manu. Meanwhile, out of the suppressed Lemurians came the
    • Church means nothing to us. But we proclaim the Christ who walked in
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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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
    • meaning which belongs to the Mystery of Golgotha, the Being from a
    • meaning Christ the Saviour] the healing Saviour.
    • descendants of primæval humanity, which was by no means animal-like
    • Meanwhile the simple and primitive among mankind felt as
    • expressed in the words I am now speaking — such was the meaning
    • Mystery of Golgotha as the true meaning of all Earth-existence. Then
  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • studying something that has to do with the Earth, it is by no means
    • had to be sought there by means of Intuition. “The Word was
    • The Archangels had to transpose themselves by means of Intuition into
    • ourselves. And as we are able to enter into their deeper meaning we
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • physical life of humanity. It is by no means enough to admit that the
    • Middle Ages, then, were the period during which man was meant to
    • try now by means of historical documents and an external mode of
    • needing to convince them by means of speech.
  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • fettering of the legs in this case I mean the presence of modern
    • are by no means far away from us; they are far nearer to us than we
    • one main point, and you will understand what I mean in this
    • rid of it. Think what this means: to get rid of that which has
    • Science bear the fruits which it is meant to bear, and which it truly
    • One more remark in conclusion. Think what it means that at a certain
  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • Ancient Myths: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution
    • themselves were concerned, had meant nothing but astronomical,
    • piece, by means of spices and all sorts of other arts she made a
    • something very deep and of great meaning. It shows that in those
    • what these Gods were — I mean now in the Greek consciousness,
    • that the Greeks had the idea that what they meant by Zeus had been
    • with what the Greek meant when he spoke of Uranus-Gaea, or
    • [Schwefel (Sulphur) has also a slang meaning of ‘hot air’.
    • Alchemists something different is meant from the ordinary earthly
  • Title: Lecture II: Ancient Myths
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    • Ancient Myths: Their Meaning and Connection with Evolution
    • Imaginations was the age when Osiris wandered upon Earth. They meant
    • said: Osiris was slain. They meant to say: the old life in the
    • find the corpse; that means to find the picture-script transformed
    • the meaning of the Old Testament — be led from that living in
    • that the ancients meant by the divine, which as you can now readily
    • arrange social conditions in the Roman Kingdom. This, however, means
    • cock ... I don't mean any special one, not simply Clemenceau ... one
    • without meaning anything foolish by it — he is a learned man.
    • the cross-sign means nothing else than that the human being takes
    • moon, that is the star. But the deeper meaning lies precisely in the
    • the meantime man does not know how he is to unite the abstract ideas
    • alive again, we must find ways and means to bring Osiris to life. I
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    • meaning of the concepts which perhaps do not come to clear
    • Osiris-myth. We have seen that this early age meant to say: there
    • collected the pieces; with the use of spices and by other means she
    • from ancient times into newer times, which lost its meaning through
    • is meant.)
    • her clairvoyance there one day arose in her the deep meaning, as far
    • age, deeply justified in what this age is meant to become and must
    • men's words and concepts have only an abstract meaning, where man
    • And so the owl ... I mean the modern scientific profundity, sees in
    • man of what is meant by the Mystery of Golgotha, by the true
    • experience. The letter ... by this is meant, as you know, the
    • not what is meant, but the sentence is connected with impulses of
    • what it originally meant. And in many instances, Just as in this one,
    • every day, then this really means a meeting with spiritual beings,
    • just as it means a descent from physical beings, that one is born and
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    • that the saying on the Statue at Sais actually meant: He who will
    • a means of further studying the riddle that was first propounded.
    • however, meant that observation of the universe was taken into the
    • endless possibilities just in our age. Only, meanwhile, men do not as
    • the time must come in which the child learns what it means to become
    • Thus in our present time it means a good deal if someone simply
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    • realize the tolerance that he means — a tolerance not inclining
    • nowhere has what is meant by the actual Christ-Impulse penetrated in
    • away from it so strongly that in the meantime he has become an
    • not meant to be merely something for people who have cut themselves
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    • means that man will learn to solve his own riddle, to say to himself:
    • Very much lies in these words and it means very much when man is so
    • a man as Schlegel suggested unsuitable means — since he was
    • stood to the rest of Europe. I do not now mean merely the political
    • relation, I mean the whole relation of France to the rest of Europe,
    • and by this I mean all that any European could feel in the course of
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    • find water or metals under the earth by means of the divining-rod. In
    • we mean much more spiritual elements in man than this lowest, almost
    • means in the camera obscura. Still there is a connection. Precisely
    • right meaning to such customs. I will remind you of one.
    • materialism had become general, has a deeper meaning. In recent
    • now comes the sentence which I mean:
    • and in Lenin and Trotsky’, (he means that enthusiasm for the
    • mean that every single person can go in for such study, but men whose
  • Title: Lecture: The Souls Progress through Repeated Earth Lives
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    • means of his intellectual life, his feeling life, his will, that is,
    • by means of his morality, is imparted to the whole cosmos. In the
    • word for you, is it not? It means “there from the very
    • by means of physical heredity or what is handed down to them through
    • ways and means. They do not shrink from any sort of defamation. I
    • already today many unsavory methods are employed. The meanness of our
    • courage, we do not really understand what Anthroposophy means for the
  • Title: Lecture: The Forming of Destiny in Sleeping and Waking
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    • human activity is at rest. But sleep is by no means merely rest; we
    • world. This means the child can move freely in any direction without
    • by artificial means; in all those who are not born dumb, thinking is
    • human organism is thought to be. But it is by no means so.
    • with whom life brings us into contact. I do not mean sympathy or
    • This means that in a previous life feelings of strong antipathy or
    • this period is not rightly spent, it means that weaknesses are
    • world-justice. Understanding of karma means that a man has a true
    • perception of world-justice. It does not mean that he becomes
    • phlegmatic towards happiness or unhappiness, joy or pain; it means
    • Ego and astral body are working in the physical body. This means that
    • this is by no means a mere naming of particular stages, but we are
    • German word here is ‘Gemut’ — a word that means
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    • We can have no clear idea of what this really means unless we
    • any means the abstract concept — was imbued with life.
    • To live in the word as the Greeks lived in the word meant that
    • repeated one after the other, really meant something. World-mysteries
    • meant, namely, the Imaginative element of speech, the instinctively
    • meaning of the word, to the world where speech itself is shaped and
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    • in this way, by means of certain exercises carried out by the faculty
    • now, by means of this living, pictorial thinking, I experience
    • means of which we grow, the sum-total of the forces which work, also,
    • What has here been said is by no means as unessential as might
    • Let me try to explain by means of a simple
    • before the soul. But what is it that is grasped by means of
    • By means of the exercises indicated in my books, we must be armed
    • Theorising is by no means sufficient when it is a matter of treading
    • earthly lives spoken of by Anthroposophy is filled with meaning. The
    • confidence inasmuch as the purpose and meaning of earthly life become
    • Science strives to tread by means of genuine research and not through
    • Anthroposophy is a means whereby the religious feelings, the
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    • wisdom, gained through super-sensible means, is still alive in a
    • connecting a meaning with what had once been given to man in a
    • meaning with the old spiritual wisdom, reaches its climax in the
    • which originated from old traditions, but their meaning could no
    • of considering things. The spirit and the meaning contained within
    • never became a Darwinist in Haeckel's meaning. Gegenbauer, who
    • Gegenbauer meant to say
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    • Haeckel, and meant by this that he was celebrating the sixtieth
    • observance of this commandment is, in a Christian meaning, far more
    • natural science. But what was meanwhile raging in the
    • world-conception really has a true meaning, that it is not merely
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    • age. What does this really mean? — A concrete example, already
    • the aid of an example, which was only meant, as a comparison. Take
    • body. Now I do not mean to speak of the further path taken by the
    • the tremendous importance of this fact! It means, that it will depend
    • representative in the highest meaning of the word. And if we see the
    • with the thought: “That is meant to be the Christ”, for
    • meant to be Lucifer.
    • this with the artistic means of the past. Every movement of the
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    • words are entirely devoid of meaning. They were used, of course, by
    • Boehme with a different meaning.
    • these expressions — salt, mercury, sulphur — still mean
    • it is first dissolved by means of the fluids in the organism, but we
    • mystical meanings. Jacob Boehme connected the thinking — the
    • meaning but who still felt that some great value was contained in
    • but of a salt-process, of a sulphur-process, and they meant thereby,
    • are by no means so opposed to Philistinism that they would find it
    • ancestor of the Three Kings. Such people have by no means grown
    • tried by means of dogma to replace the new form of knowledge by mere
    • universe and the universe in man, not by means of a recrudescence of
    • inner clairvoyance but by means of new clairvoyant faculties acquired
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • who wish to study human evolution in the meaning of spiritual
    • intellect, the thinking, into our consciousness soul. That means a
    • longer able to understand anything. Hypochondria for instance, means
    • formations in certain parts of the body. These names mean far more
    • excogitating means of educating the human being materialistically, of
    • end not by means of psychic influences, but by means of ingredients
    • material means, so that its capacities may develop in a bodily way.
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    • called Ahura Mazdao, a golden dagger, by means of which he was to
    • by no means without significance for what we do during our earthly
    • for men — by no means for their good — to be held in the
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • what corresponds to them nowadays, this would by no means conduce to
    • Arithmetic, Dialectic, Rhetoric, and so on. This no longer means
    • because it means tearing themselves away from the convenient things
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • presentation in the plastic arts and presentation by means of tone
    • rites were the means whereby the external actions of man’s will
    • or allegorical art, but true art — which means creative,
    • only assumes its true significance and meaning when it lays hold of a
    • by means of their ordinary, sound human intellect — provided it
    • true aims when it adheres with intelligence and vigor to the meaning
    • neither as regards the acquisition of material means — in order
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    • a real event, in the true meaning of the word, because spiritual
    • materialistic meaning, will argue: “We are thoroughly
    • be studied from outside, this spatial interior is not what I mean
    • meaning. For we can hand over to the earth only those parts of our
    • grows tired, yet this weariness means that a knowledge of the heart's
    • live. If we grasp this, in the meaning of a spiritual-scientific
    • would mean if spiritual science were to disappear, and if no one were
    • this would mean! In that case, all those forces would become the
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    • meaning of these forms. They are the expression of an inner being.
    • disappear after having fulfilled its mission, has its meaning within
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    • that what I am about to say could serve many a listener as a means to
    • harmonious and consistent with them. But they are by no means an
    • with “Sophia,” meaning the content of consciousness, the
    • to the totality of that life. Just as growing old can mean developing
    • feels dissatisfied not only because other people are so mean and
    • invariably a featherbed. Living means work. Here one has this hard
    • practice. That means making one single whole again of the person
    • is not meant as a criticism of any of our institutions. The Waldorf
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    • alter and improve the plant by means of all sorts of horticultural
    • “forgotten”, has by no means disappeared from your whole
    • is meant to develop and yet is not helped in its development creates
    • things are facts, and they help us see even more meaning in the
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    • and meaning of the
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    • series of aspects the comprehensive meaning of which will not dawn on
    • because we want to enquire into the meaning of the arising of the two
    • can enquire into such a meaning, for physical evolution receives its
    • meaning from higher worlds. As long as we are in the physical world,
    • spiritual. Thus purpose, meaning and goal are words that we can apply
    • meaning behind the two sexes gradually developing and then
    • meaning will become clear to you when you see what we call
    • individual characters from birth. So the significance and meaning of
    • this is the true meaning of ‘original sin’. That is the
    • person by means of spiritual treatment.
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    • temperature. For the human body is meant to be healthy, and that is
    • makes the astral body even-tempered, as it were. By means of careful
    • of divinity. This is the meaning behind rhythm becoming independent.
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    • meanwhile moved on to one. It will be roughly another five minutes
    • around its planet is by no means mere chance, nor is it unconnected
    • modern physicist explains the Kant-Laplace theory by means of his
    • four quarters of the moon. It is by no means nonsense to look for a
    • soul. Men have freed themselves from external rhythm. By means of
    • only point out what men meant by the ‘inner number’ at
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    • in his development. This is what the pilgrimage of life means for me,
    • no means always be worked out in a single life. It can then happen
    • destroyed and rebuilt afresh. And by means of this rebuilding of the
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    • animal soul, into man, it does not mean He created it at that moment,
    • meaninglessly. However, as he has his ego within him and can work
    • even man's breathing process itself changes. By means of this example
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    • contrasts that acquired a meaning the moment the sun began to shine
    • also wanted to conquer what was external by means of the inner being.
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    • way. By means of connecting-nerves running from one part of the brain
    • means of which man goes beyond himself and then advances further and
    • something new that he himself creates? And what does it mean that man
    • brotherhood. This means nothing else than that each individual is
    • as it really is. Only by this means shall we arrive at accurate
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    • of what I mean is our study of the four Gospels. This autumn I
    • a more inward call. Before 1899 such calls were made by means of
    • we form for ourselves by means of our intellect, so in the spiritual
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    • of himself, and there is nothing further to be learnt by this means
    • be maintained only by means of ‘collisions’.
    • took place — which means, of course, the less we are
    • deepest roots and from the very beginning Christianity was meant to
    • understand his words can realise something of what they mean,
    • for all men! This is indeed what St. Paul meant in the words
    • earthly life has meaning and significance for all that life.
    • understanding. And what this means can best be explained by referring
    • impresses the meaning of this utterance forcibly upon us. From then
    • utterance will have no meaning for us in the Sun sphere if by our
    • result of different means is drawing nearer and nearer to a close as
    • What has been said is meant to indicate a fact of
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    • because human beings of the present age are by no means particularly
    • and means to break through the boundaries of the physical world and
    • other means makes his thinking more mobile, will have moments in his
    • manifest as genuine dream-experiences which have meaning and point to
    • Anthroposophy, this will be a means of educating humanity to be
    • of men as a living force and when by its means we not only comprehend
    • the bodily constitution. An analogy may be the only means of helping
    • between this method and what is done by means of the electric
    • Paris could be sent by means other than the electric telegraph. The
    • head above provides the most convenient means, in the conditions of
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    • qualities during life on Earth. Man is not meant to witness what
    • consciousness. Why not? The reason is that he is not meant to witness
    • during waking life are restored and man is not meant to witness this
    • is in our meaning of the word, for logical thinking did not yet
    • be meant by ‘proof’, he would still have insisted that it
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    • what that ascent means and also of the world-wide significance of the
    • it meant withdrawal from all the externalities of life and absolute
    • as a means of strengthening the heart and the forces of the soul. We
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    • Ego-consciousness dawns in him. This experience does not by any means
    • stops, this means that formative forces approaching from outside are
    • at present. By no means was it so! And in certain cases we need go
    • centuries ago. It is what we today mean by the expression ‘public
    • try to grasp material conditions by means of material thinking. When
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    • Now the human body — and here I mean the physical
    • Earth does not by any means derive in all details from the physical
    • inner man in process of coming into being. This means that we are
    • vision of what is in process of coming into being; and what is meant
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    • earthly life means loneliness and darkness in the spiritual world
    • there is indeed a future life, and meanwhile if here on Earth we
    • body, even the very convolutions of his brain, by means of the forces
    • from the spiritual world forces by means of which we have been able
    • the light means that all the gifts have a particular colouring and
    • cleric cannot propagate his ideas by means of his logic, for both he
    • attitude to life, we shall be able, by means of spiritual
    • external regulations are the sole means of promoting health.
    • This does not by any means suggest that such work should be
    • This by no means applies to everybody. There are some people who take
    • replace one that has been torn off; that again means that they cannot
    • example, a being is meant to assimilate certain things on Earth, it
    • seemed that he was trying to make himself noticed by means of all
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    • yearns to be able to think by means of a brain such as was available
    • the soul acquires the forces by means of which it can build up a new
    • This means liberation from everything that is significant on the
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • to bring livingly before one's soul what thinking meant for
    • be reached by any of the means that are applied nowadays to
    • One can get a clear idea of what is meant by this
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • will be given later — in the epoch when all the means of
    • into this way of putting it will be able to grasp the deeper meaning
    • are studied with the means of Spiritual Science — it seems as
    • significance exists and should give occasion for reflection. I mean
    • contrasting remarkably with his meditative demeanour. She raises her
    • but it became less and less authoritative as a means of fathoming the
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • centre. What is really meant by the themes will then gradually
    • anthroposophical explanations. I mean the Jesus in whom lived the Ego
    • soul-organs would have become disordered. I mean that willing would
    • Pythia, who was imbued with the dragon-vapours. It meant that Apollo
    • openly; only in the Mysteries was the meaning of it understood.
    • language means “He who heals through God”. He is the
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    • should find them permeated with Geology, in the sense meant here.
    • so to save some of them. For if their rejection has meant the
    • reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean? Nothing
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • Many of you will perhaps guess something of what I mean
    • I knew that many meanings can be attached to the Holy
    • clarified their meaning. In occult investigation, too, one is, led
    • work of art (this was a leading of the kind I mean), there came to
    • (Christ is often called the Bridegroom), the picture had a meaning,
    • done anything about it — had a meaning also.
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    • spiritual development in its search for the meaning of existence. He
    • we can be sure that for such a purpose any means would serve.
    • vernal sun, which means the sun that is gathering strength —
    • strength, must be within it. This means that, according to an ancient
    • mean an animal in the ordinary sense, but a living organism.] “One
    • denied, he wrote, that such spirits — he means spirits which
    • through the air, and by this means, with God's permission, much
    • which means that it will be necessary to learn to read the stellar
    • how it was that a spirit such as Kepler's could in the meantime
    • Anthroposophy should mean to us — must be deeply grounded in
    • one day find themselves in agreement with what is here meant by the
    • Was that meant to be a hint, in the
    • Impulse, as was meant to happen, in accordance with the Parsifal
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    • philosophy, presented in such a way as was possible in a book meant
    • about abstract being by means of logic, thoughts of nature, thoughts
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    • never be based upon the argument that the world has a meaning only if
    • the world only has a meaning if it presents a certain definite
    • which mean to us far more than those we otherwise make in the course
    • course of many years and decades. I do not mean that it comprises
    • really means to him. We could ask each person: “Why have you
    • discover that in the meantime an accident has occurred along the way,
    • meaning which I have explained to you on various occasions and
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    • every-day life, they are by no means without significance for us. No,
    • I mean not the inner life that lives in clear, well-defined memories,
    • etheric body — only by this means can we, who are here in the
    • relationships to other people (I mean precisely those relationships
    • human love arises in the dead. This does not mean that he cannot
    • described is not without its results, for it means that an
    • the leading spirits in education — I mean not the charlatans
    • — I mean to influence them directly, working right into their
    • age’ (I mean now, spiritually speaking, not in the legal sense)
    • is not what I mean; that is a different matter. I really mean the
    • from the influences — even the well-meant influences —
    • this very means, the continuity of evolution is preserved — out
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    • when knowledge is no longer obtained by means of combining abstract,
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    • spiritual science does death become a real event in the true meaning
    • ordinary science, in the usual materialistic meaning, will
    • interior, is not what I mean when I speak of man's inner being. Even
    • this is not the case, in this meaning. For we can hand over to the
    • weariness means that a knowledge of the heart's structure becomes
    • meaning of a spiritual-scientific knowledge, it will spontaneously
    • Imagine what it would mean if spiritual science were to
    • self-sacrifice! Imagine what this would mean! In that case, all
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    • intervals, and by what means they are established — this we
    • eyes and could speak to us by means of the instrument of the physical
    • course, just when the human being, by means of his opened soul,
    • world even by means of concepts. In fact, many people believe that it
    • with the earth, be it by means of fire or decay — these differ,
    • even this fact only with regard to its meaning for the physical
    • Consider now, for a moment, what this means. When we
    • his birth through physical means alone, indeed, no one knows anything
    • is the experimental rabbit. He must register, by means of another
    • compared, but the comparison is a lame one — for it means for
    • means of atavistic clairvoyance — as we may call it — to
    • wishes to do so to-day, can show by means of what is strictly
    • mentality. And here you have an example of what I mean: People simply
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    • Perhaps you will better understand what we mean if you
    • complete consciousness to work on his astral body, and by means of
    • in the meanwhile going through their own evolution, and then that one
    • to the progressed humanity, by means of intuition, that which he
    • himself has in the meanwhile acquired for his higher mission. We look
    • by the otherwise meaningless name of Spirit of the Age, and may say:
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    • Spirits of Form or Powers, and by means of certain attributes can do
    • really guide human progress by means of intuition?’ They do it
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    • only able by means of abstractions such as the truths of mathematics,
    • impressions of it by means of his senses, it does not exist at all to
    • everything which you have received by means of external perceptions,
    • think about that which comes to us from the outer world by means of
    • were inwards, but can, by means of the senses, open itself outwards
    • Now just as man by means of his sense-perception looks
    • several souls, and by means of this agency is brought about what a
    • however, something takes place which closely concerns man; by means
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    • humanity, is not comprised in the middle third of life. By means of
    • be no sense according to the real meaning of the word in speaking of
    • civilization bloom, those which do not experience a revival by means
    • arrive at nothing; for to speak against it means to put hindrances in
    • That is the reason why precisely in Europe, — I mean in the
    • character of Rosicrucianism. Rosicrucianism means acting in
    • mean to act in harmony with the evolution of humanity.
    • Archangels down to the Angels, we see the means which were necessary
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    • you by means of an example, that man knows only the most external
    • thought, feeling and will within himself, by means of which he can
    • been expressed in quite a special way by means of a geometrical
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    • activity of the three hierarchies. These things are by no means so
    • devoted to the influence of Jupiter or Zeus, and by that means this
    • of external form, external life, contained important meanings for
    • in black shapes, as little dwarf-like beings — he meant the
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    • spiritual forces and spiritual capacities by means of which they
    • grasped by means of the forces which had developed out of the Indian
    • viz., seeing how the soul worked its way up by means of the various
    • through what is represented to us as the initiation by means of the
    • everywhere ruling in the wind, he saw how he formed speech by means
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    • Atlantis to look into a spiritual world by means of the old
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    • this again occurred at a time when man could perceive by means of the
    • to be found in the world of the East. By means of these feelings this
    • meaning in it unless one accepts the facts of a divine and a human
    • civilization. By means of this the whole Christ-Being and the whole
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    • which they had received by means of their clairvoyant capacities. In
    • northern people by means of these pictures, really comes from the
    • possession of his free will, although by means of his perception —
    • its means a sufficient number of persons will be developed enough to
    • Folk-spirit, by means of which the things we now find clairvoyantly
    • when other forces have meanwhile been at work upon the human soul.
    • which had in the meanwhile been educated on the physical plane. Freyr
    • clairvoyance, — instead of developing the new by means of new
    • correctness of what has been said. Make use of all the means you can
    • have said about Christ Jesus, test by means of all the sources at
    • possible by all the means at your disposal on the physical plane; I
    • By means of Anthroposophy — as we shall see more
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    • means so very far distant. Humanity as such is becoming younger and younger.
    • evolution. He must know what it means to say that the moon once left the earth
    • in the ordinary way. We shall be connected with the earth by other means than
    • time. And we must learn to connect what is happening today — I mean the fact
    • of an animal can be understood by the means employed by anatomists and
    • and personality. It is a phase by no means to be undervalued. It was necessary
    • Science means to open the doors to those influences from beyond the earth which
    • future. I do not know what meaning has been read into the chapter in
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    • means of which he thinks he can understand it. Anthroposophy and the
    • “Anthroposophy” is by no means a new name. When some years
    • to something new. For us it does not mean, “Knowledge of human
    • meant for mankind when three or four centuries ago the revolution took
    • ways and means of penetrating into the sphere of the spiritual, a
    • speak intelligibly about the ways and means found by spiritual science
    • life, and which he also uses in ordinary science, are by no means able
    • can. By means of the soul-exercises undertaken and carried out by the
    • meant not something merely imagined, but it is meant that man, by
    • is that the spiritual is actually experienced as a fact by means of
    • meant by these principles of man's being. Spiritual science shows that
    • research in the true sense of the words, as it is here meant, that must
    • ordinary spiritualism. By this it is not meant that all manner of facts
    • spiritualism is presented to the outer senses, whether by means of
    • meaning in the universe if the Mystery of Golgotha had not taken place
    • earth and see what it is, they would see no meaning in the whole
    • upon it.” The event of Golgotha gives meaning and purpose to
    • means of the passage in which Nathanael is spoken of. It has been
    • that the ideas of spiritual science are pictured by means of symbols or
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    • time of Summer. To understand the essential meaning of these
    • revelations. But this meant that he did not live in his thoughts in
    • This act was merely meant to signify that the offering made by man's
    • Midsummer festivals had meaning only as long as men received their
    • by men to be a means of escape from the Luciferic powers. They strove
    • This meant that the festival once
    • beneath the soil of the earth. — But the meaning of this must
    • this means, he endeavors to protect himself from the Ahrimanic
    • Try to grasp the full meaning of this
    • meaning in the fact that at the time when the Earth is shrouded in
    • indicate that he has by no means always done so but has very often
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    • epoch to another, are the souls of human beings. Sense and meaning
    • this way we can see a meaning in the study of single epochs; their
    • every means to understand the secrets of our existence, we shall find
    • we all know has two horns; but it is by no means sufficient just to
    • that is by no means all, there is something else equally important.
    • different means. While he was still quite young, in 1498,
    • means; he made himself sensitive to what was inward in outer nature.
    • realistically through the natural means which Michelangelo had
    • means. In the end we feel that the block was presented us with what
    • was held up by the multifarious jobs to which in the meantime he had
    • there today in Rome is by no means what Michelangelo painted. Not
    • allegories without force and without vitality. Use every means that
    • ourselves stand, was also well aware what it means if the soul and
    • just the greatest spirits that teach us most vividly how the meaning
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    • If we are to understand what is really meant by these
    • What I mean by this arrogance is that someone may say to himself: “I
    • have not only the meaning resulting from observation of external
    • Nature, but also the meaning they receive when the Cosmos is viewed
    • A construction of this kind is by no means devoid of
    • milieu of applied technology, means that we create a thoroughly
    • soul if any real headway is to be made. “Well-meaning”
    • means whereby he could do so. And if anyone were to long to retire
    • give them a new shade of meaning. This shade of meaning is always
    • verbal sequence, too; but the nuances and shades of meaning are
    • Speech is by no means only what modern materialistic
    • Rhine,” what does he mean by this? Surely such an expression
    • mean? I hardly think that when people speak of the “ancient
    • When with the means afforded by Spiritual Science we
    • and the sound is experienced as something that carries meaning. In
    • means of support different from those available in former times. And
    • I said that in our Building it is not meant to be so, but that our
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    • means sufficient. Everything depends upon understanding conditions as
    • there is meaning and purpose in it all. Having investigated the
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    • meaning of the word. Of course, all theosophical facts discovered
  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • wake up to the meaning of Goethe and proceed from the study of
    • lifeless things to that of living things. This is what I mean when I
    • mean, when they speak of God? It is an Angel, an Angelos —
    • nevertheless only mean their Angel. The selfish note of religious
    • Hierarchies in thoughts and concepts, with the aid of the means just
    • social question; namely, that through a means such as the Goetheanum,
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Being in the Physical Human Being
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    • Sleeping man is indeed a beautiful sight — I mean, to the
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    • utterances have absolutely no meaning — Woodrow Wilson, who
    • For the earth can by no means satisfy man; it will have to be
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    • retains this older meaning as well. “True” meant “true
    • to the Divine Order”; the abstract meaning came later. When the
    • means of nourishment man has a feeling of well-being. Conditions,
    • to-day, useful though it be, and by no means to be disparaged. From a
    • approach the world, feeling our way towards it by means of our
    • of cognition. It is by no means so easy as some people think, to
    • found that “true” comes to mean for us sound or healthy,
    • I need hardly say, I mean by this nothing of a mediumistic nature,
    • not present in earlier and other paths to initiation. I mean the
    • being, we know how to give personality its right place and meaning in
    • The meaning we have been led to discern in our personal,
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    • mean? This abstract statement, rightly understood, contains the
    • element in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch has no longer any meaning
    • people see what this means and feel how necessary it is that we
    • the right means to this end. For social understanding, what would be
    • means that the members of it must constitute the chief reason for its
    • judgment upon the results of medicine in public life. If what I mean
    • post-Atlantean epoch. For very much is contained in what I mean by
    • experience here in a small way” (he means by ‘a small
    • as a means of deepening life and as a remedy for destitution of soul,
    • of the spirit, to concrete knowledge of the spirit; which means that
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    • means the case. Just as we perceive red or blue and hear C sharp or G,
    • the system of nerves and senses. Therefore, when we think, we by no means
    • Something extraordinary happened to the yogi by this means. The process of
    • reproductions of memories, called up by means of yoga breathing, of the
    • north-south direction means something special, for the manifestation of
    • recognize what it means when the spine is horizontal or vertical. We
    • ascetic suppressed some function of the body by means of physical pain,
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    • The Meaning of Easter
    • means for bringing to expression man's connection with the worlds beyond
    • meaning still in this plan of a movable time for the Easter festival. It
    • Paul was a man who could not be persuaded of the meaning of the Christ
    • of death means can be understood only from the point of view of
    • mean a very great deal for us; only it is necessary to realise that the
    • can be placed in the realm of reality, then Christianity has meaning; or
    • meaning. It is important that people should face such conclusions, for
    • absolutely essential for us to take things in all their depth of meaning
    • time. For in very deed a world-catastrophe is upon us. I do not mean
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    • beautiful atmosphere there is in Koberwitz — I mean also the
    • receive them especially from me. I know what it means to give
    • Anthroposophical Movement, were meant to counteract these things.
    • means to grow mangolds, potatoes and corn! Without this foundation
    • and in these Calendars, beside the proverbs full of deep meaning for
    • the silicious element. I mean the chalk or limestone substances and
    • in the life of plants, by what means can the process be more or lese
    • quickened or restrained? By what means can the influences of Moon or
    • Saturn on the life of plants be hindered, and by what means
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    • are seized and held by means of the stones and the rock, which may
    • reality a means of transport, for the influences of cosmic entities
    • effective for the growth of plants. I mean, the crystalline forces
    • mother-animal, does not by any means simply continue its existence in
    • sparingly replace by artificial means the fertility the Earth itself
    • fodder plants — I do not mean turnips or the like, but plants
    • means we cause the cosmic to be strongly retained — held up
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    • clear to the outer science of to-day. I mean the four sisters,
    • alchemists and such people spoke of the Stone of the Wise, they meant
    • breathing process reveal its meaning. In breathing we absorb
    • less in need of it—I mean now the nitrogen in the air we
    • Stegemann. I mean this working-together of the soul and Spirit in us,
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    • Science has corrected itself in the meantime. To-day as everybody knows,
    • kind of manure. I mean the compost, which is sometimes even
    • despised. In compost we have a means of kindling the life within the
    • even from dead animals ... These things should not by any means be
    • powers, which, pressing inward, are meant to penetrate right into the
    • Meanwhile, let us proceed).
    • mean that you should water them with it in a crude way; you spray the
    • by such methods too, something is attained, which I by no means wish
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    • of the materialistic world conception. Meanwhile, in all the different
    • positive ways and means at the same time. No doubt, what I have now
    • I mean, in the sense that you like to stroke what you are fond of. This
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    • because a continuous stream reforms it, ever anew. I mean, for example,
    • called so in a meaningless way. To attain our end within the plant world
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    • of the tree? In other words, what happens by means of the cambium? What
    • I mean
    • very essence of good farming, and we shall attain far more by such means,
    • — by means of its metabolic and a portion of its breathing system.The
    • day they do not understand what Goethe meant when he spoke of “give
    • of plants over the earth's surface. Meanwhile beneath the earth the
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    • theory — I really mean it, brilliant. And when people begin to
    • by no means a matter of indifference, in practice. Suppose you are using
    • be combated by means of the tomato.
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    • The Mystical Meaning of the Mass
    • The Mystical Meaning of the Mass,
    • which means to “see a Mystery.” Those who were
    • means The Way. Moses means The Truth (ethical or moral
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    • Perhaps we obtain the best picture of what I mean by this,
    • must therefore try to grasp what I really mean.
    • things really mean. For it is necessary to consider them in
    • possible to speak of the Zodiac in the old meaning, you
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • had gained the power actually to attain Christian initiation by means of the
    • these powers Philippe le Bel knew what it would have meant if, into the
    • objective spiritual stream. And this could only be accomplished by means of a
    • particularly cruel deed, by means of a terrible act of
    • who committed them for trial knew what this torture on the rack meant. The
    • consciousness was by this means placed outside, objectified, and embodied in
    • soul who strives by means of inward purification to attain the life which the
    • means of which an ether body that is being prepared from out of the far
    • means of its light. And it also breathes in light. As we breathe in and out
    • of this mystery. For the failure to comply with the conditions would mean, as
    • in the manner described. And the ether body is the means or medium whereby
    • into Man's hand a means whereby he may find blessing in his own soul.
    • Man, the body that works by means of the etheric principle in the human
    • have meaning when Man is seen as a trinity were aspired to as the ideals for
    • for the physical body of Man. Freedom only has meaning when it is referred to
    • then is one speaking in a sense and meaning that is in accord with the inner
    • meaning of the spiritual world.
    • the way it has been understood in the 19th century, it can only mean social
    • beginning of all the discoveries that rule the earth today by means of the
    • means to sound through. All this is closely connected with the evolution of
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    • meaning of the word, is not understood in the right way if people
    • is not meant personally, but, as you will readily admit, it belongs
    • mean.
    • upper thigh bone. This means that the inner side of the thigh bone
    • Please do not misunderstand me. I do not mean that the forces which
    • of Anthroposophy, as it is meant here, treads the paths leading to
    • Even as a person is a full human being in the true meaning of the
    • the full meaning of the word if it is not a mere knowledge of the
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    • Losing consciousness in the spiritual world means a stupor, a
    • fogging; it means the saturation of consciousness with all that can
    • mean exactly the same in relation to the super-sensible world if a
    • What does this mean, however? It means nothing less than the
    • appears as described. This means to be in the position of allowing
    • yet one need not come by this means to a real understanding of the
    • possessed by a leaning toward phenomenalism. This means that they
    • losing consciousness regarding the spiritual world means
    • notice, however, that all this actually has no particular meaning and
    • the spiritual investigator cannot be grasped by means of the ordinary
    • circle”; that is, one would seek by means of a
    • circle would have to be to equal a particular square. This means that
    • it alone gives meaning to life. The goodness of a belief, however, is
    • meantime. So it goes with the course of the spiritual evolution of
    • means wanting to enter the spiritual world with inadequate organs of
    • investigation but also victories over error, victory by means
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    • characterise the paths by which the kind of spiritual science we mean
    • mobile limbs and everything that is connected with these. By means of
    • For as our soul development progresses by means of this active
    • of memory means for the cohesion of the human personality in
    • something unconsciously into the body by means of which we can later
    • people do not like the term yet. Again it is by means of direct
    • So they look at anthroposophy and say: They mean well, these people,
    • sense of the word, as an attempt (we mean this modestly) to bring
    • it encounters, even those from well-meaning people.
    • inexactly. I will give you one example of what I mean: There is a
    • materialistic outlook by means of some very clever philosophy,
    • with eastern animalisation, which means that social demands
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    • but one consciousness, which means that these two consciousnesses
    • He meant the great cosmic years of which I have spoken to you to-day.
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    • — who is not convinced that one cannot by any means arrive at
    • evoke within itself by means of its nervous or other activities. When
    • connected with this. This I will explain by means of a
    • accidental-senses, which means that supposing that we had not our
    • Goethe really has given to mankind, for he has no other means of
    • Goethe had to express his whole genius by means of twenty-three
    • in such things, I mean the things concerned with the true efforts of
    • every other means, something in which they can feel confidence? Nothing
    • does not only mean that those who have no faith in the medical
    • understand in their true meaning the teaching of Spiritual
    • means of furthering Natural Science increased in rapid succession.
    • Natural Science to-day by no means excludes the most superficial
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    • — the so-called system of nerves and senses. By means of
    • organisation they are by no means absolutely the same the whole Earth
    • being, in which man is firmly rooted and by means of which he relates
    • only means he has of approaching these cosmic, super-sensible gifts is
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    • and perceptions are so pregnant with meaning that they are well
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    • believe them. But what does this mean? It only means that they want
    • revolution of the soul. This means throwing off one's absorption in
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    • super-sensible cognition by means of Imagination, Inspiration and
    • Today, in so far as we wish to understand man by means of natural
    • a stable connection with the world, not only by means of thinking but
    • through anthroposophical spiritual science, by means of Imagination,
    • takes by means of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. I
    • entirely personal experience. By this means we prepare ourselves
    • stage, then by means of all these practices we are able to strengthen
    • means of Inspired cognition.
    • of our whole life as man, that means, if we have acquired the forces
    • forget this Ego in its present stage, that means, to thrust out its
    • lives for the first time within his own thoughts, by means of
    • means the nerve-sense system can be the basis for thinking, for
    • means nothing else than that in so far as a man consistently follows
    • can be destroyed, sets itself there within him as a means of
    • be proved afterwards, by means of pure thinking, since the spiritual
    • dutiful.’ For in the Kantian sense, Schiller meant, one must
    • penetrate the human being by means of anthroposophical knowledge of
    • in true human love. For one can show by means of anthroposophy
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • induced. Magical effects were produced by means of these symbols and
    • effect that in earlier times was produced by means of these
    • therefore by no means long ago — the name of Gautama Buddha was
    • Buddha means that the Individuality concerned does not incarnate
    • of Christ Jesus. This means that our Karma is linked with Christ,
    • can be substantiated only by means of occult investigation. Yet
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    • The prospects are by no means hopeful; for there are many harmful factors
    • means of strengthening the control of the Ego over the astral body is to
    • of them were to be formed in our minds; it would by no means
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • back then, we are by no means where we were when we found our way
    • “In the moment when I learnt to know the inner meaning of what
    • Grammar meant the practical use of language. Rhetoric
    • meant more: the artistic use of language. Dialectic was the
    • different epochs had to advance by means of exercises — in
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    • ask: What does this mean? What does that signify? In Dornach no
    • single form is intended to mean anything — in this sense. Every
    • means itself, expresses itself.
    • everything in relation to it, instead of to a point by means of
    • meaning of the word. Beauty is indeed the imprint of the cosmos, made
    • beauty by means of plastic art, we must become aware that the beauty
    • nose, this wonderful means of expression, one can say: As a man is in
    • grasping the external world, not only by means of thoughts or natural
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    • this quite clear. I mean a sage of the ancient Eastern civilisation would
    • But by means of all that the men of the East brought to the Western
    • self-knowledge was to be approached. The precept I mean is frequently
    • around him by means of his sense-perceptions. What he sees, he orders
    • what they saw they afterwards uttered those words which were meant to
    • that one can go further only by means of devotion and love, by a
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    • to have meaning for modern man, who has been occupied in developing
    • fact, entered a realm where it is meaningless to speak of subjective and
    • distinction between subjective and objective loses meaning. We stand
    • and weave. To begin with, he perceives these Beings by means of
    • By means of
    • For what we see of the stars by means of our senses — that too
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    • what it meant to Paul — who to a certain extent had been
    • means that it was actually possible for humanity to be taught by
    • mean? If Ahriman were to succeed in imbuing man with the
    • by which means they could speak to us again. And this way was
    • no means identical with simple forms of mysticism. To argue that
    • this means: when man is thinking he does not truly live; he pours
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    • If we take the meaning of
    • what was meant by medieval scholastic Realism. It was not called
    • lamb into the wolf! If an idea really means nothing at all, the wolf
    • any more about such ideas) is a Nominalist in the widest meaning.
    • as mere names, no meaning whatever as far as reality is
    • the following instance, and you will see that the entire meaning is
    • lost as soon as Realism loses its meaning.
    • lost its meaning, it became possible to speak of atheism within the
    • Golgotha it finds the central point and meaning of the entire history
    • Theosophists — I mean the members of the Theosophical Society
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    • Is there a prophetic meaning in the terrible torch of war burning
    • above our heads, does this have a prophetic meaning for the whole
    • somewhat into the meaning of these words. If this is the task of the
    • real meaning The man in whose veins flows the blood of his ancestors.
    • means to us should enable us to have an open spiritual eye for such
    • these legends in history have a meaning far deeper than any
    • meaning, a truly prophetic meaning, for they indicate something that
    • “Indeed, what can man mean to you? — He takes you by the
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    • sense and meaning which I have often explained to you: namely, that
    • longer knew what was meant by the expression “Word”.
    • that this primeval knowledge had any meaning at all, and they
    • in our modern meaning. For this arises towards the middle of the 15th
    • and by “several” I mean many — particularly those
    • paths which are meant to lead into spiritual science.
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    • socialise with anti-social forces. For socialising means
    • must be by means of the forces that are actually present in
    • have been describing it — I mean, if it were like that
    • is true?” — they mean, “What is true
    • them. But they were not endeavouring through these means to
    • full meaning of this, it is, I need hardly say, necessary to
    • means a proof that the impulse of freedom itself is really
    • materialistic man of our day, the “Nation” meant
    • Müller used the simile, he can only have meant, that he,
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    • — things that were not by any means a secret to the
    • means attribute to ourselves in ordinary life. We see it as
    • meaning to do so.
    • my meaning at this point to be quite fully understood. No
    • means that they describe as foolishness and as absurdity all
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • mean. For each has only one meaning. The fact that the
    • form these things always have the same meaning. There is
    • That means:
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    • a past by no means far distant surrounded this most
    • means of developing the perceptions, experiences and
    • speaking to the heart by means of symbols: ‘Where you
    • artistically that hardly more than the intellectual meaning
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    • meaning as are our dream pictures to-day but were related to
    • meaning of it all did not wholly penetrate his consciousness. The
    • hand, a meaningless thirst for existence on the other. And so
    • suffering.” Buddha then sought the means whereby man could be
    • ideas have arisen as to the meaning of “Nirvana.” One who
    • earthly wisdom. Treading this path a man will find the means
    • the world of sense and co-ordinate my impressions by means of
    • earthly lives, he can resolve to use them as a means whereby the goal
    • Christ Event could be repeated is as meaningless as to suppose there
    • endless repetition to the belief that there is meaning and an
    • true meaning of human life may again and again be implanted in him,
    • strives upwards, for a yet deeper meaning lies in the striving of
    • alone give meaning to man's earthly life.
    • impulses, perceptions and feelings as give meaning to human
    • knowledge.” In the Kantian sense resignation means that man is
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    • and moral life — I mean the intellectualism obtaining in our
    • people here or there have come to this conclusion does not mean that
    • meaning of life will arise.
    • mean if Spiritual Science succeeds in transforming science in this
    • what it would mean if the care of health were taken in hand by the
    • teacher who is continually giving instruction and indicating means
    • teacher realise what it means if he helps the child to speak
    • sense this means: If the body is healthy, if it has been made healthy
    • meaning of the phrase is this: a healthy body bears witness to the
    • based on practical experience this simply means that they interpret
    • “physical” means — by healing the organs of man,
    • sleep — I mean processes that ought not to take place, because
    • what it would mean to explain the right proportions of sleeping and
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    • Nor is this confined by any means to the organs of speech and song
    • here meant. For when the human being brings forth a musical note in
    • though by earthly means — of that which we experienced in the
    • earth can only speak and sing by means of the air, we have in the
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    • evolution was not by any means the same as in the epoch crowned by
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    • final scene of my first Mystery Play can show you what it means to
  • Title: Lecture: The Problem of Jesus and Christ in Earlier Times
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    • this means that the angel was sent by the Christ. He states
    • hidden meaning. This would indeed be superstition, and Harnack could
    • theology means “wisdom of God,” but it is just this
    • consider what all of this means. It is indeed tremendously important
    • greatest, most meaningful human need of our time. Until now, human
    • says, “I think I see a light yonder” (which means,
    • mean.
  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • ‘where’ we feel the prick-meaning
    • is meaningless merely to speak of the contrast between the
    • and bodily. It is meaningless, for if we wish to discover the
    • the modern consciousness. Hence even the most well-meaning people
    • — well-meaning for the conception of spiritual things
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • and so on. So that it is by no means an easy task for the geologist
    • of the. Earth — by no means thought of as fiery — made it
    • And what, with the means elucidated, in the lectures given so far, has
    • which were the means whereby forces of spirit-and-soul worked upon
    • processes of destruction in the first place — are the means of
    • spirit and meaning of this exposition, we shall in no wise be taken
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • carry out by means of our will, even then experience lies at the back
    • thought as a means of building up his body. ... Particularly
    • quite meaninglessly, purely out of the activity of the physical body,
    • these movements so that they become imbued with meaning. Thus there
    • sense-qualities, and that the faculty by means of which I am able to
    • more to say later. The point is that it is only by means of thought
    • penetrate behind the tapestry of the senses by means of this power?
    • that we cannot understand it by means of purely mathematically
    • constructed thoughts. What we are able to understand by means
    • be fathomed by means of pictures. You must take up a position
    • To live according to the laws of logic means that each concept is
    • induced by the one which went before, it means that one passes
    • make this clearer by means of a simple illustration. For instance,
    • Law by means of the senses. We understand it with our whole human being.
    • The present we comprehend by means of imaginations.
    • to understand and experience these pictures by means of inner effort
    • matter coming from the rest of the organism. By means of his thinking
    • concerned. When we develop Imagination by special means we are
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 1: Introductory Lecture
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    • work in Munich, it is inevitable — if by means of all that may
    • understand Christianity by means of Eastern conceptions. These only
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • or, in the same way as the physical body does for its means of
    • cosmic appearance of ancient Saturn. This means that a man who wishes
    • of time endeavour to seek the origin of things by means of
    • ideas than anything else: space ceases! It no longer has any meaning
    • or ‘left,’ these have no longer any meaning. In this
    • Saturn.’ ‘Before’ has no longer any meaning because
    • nonsense. Just think what it would mean if we were to say,
    • intellectually. And you must comprehend what is meant when some
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • Cherubim. The condition by means of which the Beings of Time
    • conception of what it means; to be ready to sacrifice what he has,
    • what is meant here. And if a man should make a sacrifice, not because
    • everyday thought work out whatever self-will has created by means of
    • means the manifestation of the bestowing virtue of the macrocosm, and
    • was meant by describing ancient Sun as consisting of air. We now know
    • might be told concerning the meaning of the Earth would become clear
    • to him. He would understand that the Earth had a meaning, and he
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • means of which anything is described must necessarily be drawn from
    • means universal. We have seen that the deepest being of all
    • mind to bring something about in the world by means of inner
    • means, we repress and control our wishes and desires; (this is only a
    • gradually to grasp, by means of meditation, what is comprised in the
    • itself. Thus when we say that Time is continuous it means that when
    • subject to Time, which means that all arising and passing away which
    • as it were, we have before us the meaning of the earth, the Christ.
    • While trying to penetrate the whole meaning of the picture, let us
    • teach him the meaning of the earth. The incident represented in the
    • believes the evolution of the world is accomplished by means of
    • the artistic ways and means to convey to the consciousness and
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • regarding them which only have meaning in our ordinary life. It will
    • is here meant.
    • these conditions by means of thought, we must once again turn to
    • overcome one-sidedness of longing by means of variety, by change and
    • unable to grasp the meaning of life, just because he was an
    • very clearly that he could not possibly gain the victory by means of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • comprehend by means of our own souls. Now if we are really to
    • service, as the flowing sacrifice in the world, it means precisely
    • exactly like a man who cannot be contented within himself by means of
    • attain its real meaning, if it could be offered up.
    • actual meaning, their great Cosmic purpose.’ Certain Beings
    • it had a meaning. The physical body without the etheric body, astral
    • body, and Ego has no meaning, it is purposeless; at that moment it is
    • meaning in the spiritual; and as soon as it enters Maya it encounters
    • condensed out of that. The death of an animal means the casting off a
    • death has only meaning for the Earth-existence of man.
    • higher than man, is there any meaning in speaking of actual death.
    • said, be renewed for an ample multitude of mankind. This means, that
    • becoming able to perceive the Christ by means of the higher faculties
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • that was created hundreds of years ago. Events which meant
    • bloodshed are really not necessary as a means of helping them
    • vengeance, the inner meaning of which is quite clear, though
    • have meant that the powers of destruction were paid off! If
    • real feeling for what it means when a miserable individual of
    • know what I mean. You know I am referring to the Papal Note
    • asking themselves the question: What does it really mean that
    • statements it contains, but to know that a statement can mean
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • development of humanity. Just think what it means —
    • means we are challenged to do everything we can to encourage
    • 27 years old even if they live to be 100. It means they have
    • To get oneself elected to parliament means one has committed
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • ‘the present time’ I mean quite a long period of
    • What do I mean
    • illusions come in all shades of meaning; they are coloured by
    • can they gain an idea of what Jesus Christ meant when he
    • meantime? We have some time to spare. Tell me about your
    • meaningless. But people are able to imagine they could be
    • little. This loosening should only be a means of gaining
    • attitude. The specific constellation created by the war means
    • does not harm anyone's esoteric development. Ways and means
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • it means to enter into iron necessity. Looking for an easy
    • necessarily mean that much will have to change in the frame
    • means that when the pendulum travels this distance, the
    • anthroposophy — which is the only means of finding the
    • meant. Ricarda Huch says: People who did not even have what
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • mean.
    • means that they continue in something which is below them.
    • it only has come to have meaning in more recent times and it
    • would have been meaningless at the time of the ancient Greeks
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • power, or the gift, of the intellect. What does this mean? It
    • means that we are able to form ideas. For the moment we need
    • was not meant to be as visible as it is now. These things
    • human evolution on earth. The rest of the body was meant to
    • has turned into chaotic dreams as a means of entering into
    • joke. The point is that some ideas mean one thing in the
    • sense. He means something quite different, something he keeps
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • feelings, and this meant that he did not really understand
    • raised, and this is what should be done. It means that due
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • — which in our time means the most abstract —
    • saying to you since my return. It does, however, mean that
    • are able to make comparisons certainly does not mean that we
    • correct. Well, in saying that it is correct I meant that it
    • mean something quite specific. But far be it from me to mean
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • means they are no longer to be found in the heavens, to use
    • realms, which means that the late 1870s were a particular
    • use physical means to put protein on a wall where it will
    • their heads; they are meant as a challenge to see things
    • only possible to say what I mean by using an analogy.
    • philosopher Soloviev it is possible to express by means of an
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • atmosphere of spiritual life. This means, however, that
    • consider anything which is ‘real’, meaning anything which can
    • others were not lifted until 1835. This means that until then
    • it is, of course, possible to find ways and means of speaking
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • will know what I mean.
    • Adolf Keller's article, which is decent and well-meant and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • means to say that a battle raged for decades in the spiritual
    • have meant that people would have become spiritual very
    • take effect. This means that from the last third of the
    • blood principle meant progress for as long as it was under
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • literature — here I mean not only fine literature
    • the progressive spirits of light guided humanity by means of
    • were on earth. From the 1840s onwards these souls were meant
    • mediums, that is essentially by physical means. If this had
    • point in time. It would have been the means by which people's
    • it would have been the only means if the spirits of darkness
    • physical means. I have told you that the spirits of darkness
    • to discover their deeper meaning in Part 2 of
    • as something different from what they actually mean to
    • though in the eighteenth century this meant something
    • different from what it means today. Goethe's viewpoint
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • deflected from the truth. Just think what it really meant
    • to go against it. What I mean is this: never before in the
    • ‘history’ will only have real meaning when
    • It means that
    • present-day life. It means, of course, that initially you
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • from this point of view, to characterize what is meant by the fall of
    • preparation for the fact that earthly humanity is meant to acquire a
    • ‘sinful’ meaning separated from the divine spiritual
    • spiritual raising of man mean? It means nothing other, in fact, than
    • means that we must not limit our knowledge merely to the earth, for,
    • that is only meant, in fact, to satisfy a voluptuousness of soul that
    • that only our opponents, who mean to tell untruths, can still call
    • Renewal, which is not meant to be sectarian, it is not gripped right
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • their brilliant results arose (I do not mean to contest them to-day),
    • meaning of the word. We do not even know what the Greek meant by
    • Cosmos does not only mean Universe — it means Nature's order of
    • Plato's definitions we can feel what the Greek meant when he wished
    • means more or less the following: “Here on earth man is not at
    • say that “beautiful” meant for the Greek that which reveals
    • its heavenly meaning. In this way the idea of beauty becomes concrete.
    • an important book on aesthetics (important, in the meaning of our
    • by his own forelock. What is the meaning of the expression “the
    • what is meant by “the idea.” If the thought-corpse that
    • Greek sense. The Greek definition has a meaning and gives us
    • (excellent, in the meaning of our present age) — they write of
    • the need of taking a true Christology seriously. This means that
    • humanity will be unable to raise itself. This means that it will not
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • really mean? Which are the most important parables in which Christ Jesus
    • approach of winter means an awakening of the divine forces, a union
    • ancient consciousness placed in midwinter the festival that was meant
    • gives it meaning, and this for the sake of material, industrial
    • ought to preserve if men were to forget the essential meaning of such
    • had meaning for ancient clairvoyant consciousness have been handed down
    • Aries was full of meaning and living content to the men of old; the
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • and animal realms, etc. To enter into the means by which the spirit
    • suggest to you what is significant here first by means of a
    • themselves belong to our earth. This means that we may not look at
    • earth's center if we extended them to that point. This means
    • means the digestion of the soul by the body. Novalis is always
    • order to look at itself, to feel, to sense, to think by means of this
    • means that we would have to look exactly into the structure of the
    • plant does not see by means of them; rather the sun being looks
    • open their blossoms at 5 a.m. and at no other time. This means that
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 1
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    • Heine greeted Jesus. I mean the character of bourgeois
    • people; for only by such means could they be ruled and
    • are voiced by an individual like Dupuis, it only means that
    • the intellectual sciences generally. I mean for instance all
    • had their good meaning and their real value in those olden
    • I mean, over against the higher spiritual Powers) to keep
    • glitter means than by knowledge. The leaders of the ancient
    • this means can we drive out what works in the direction I
    • part, humanity to-day has not an inkling of what it means to
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 2
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    • deep meaning of the Christmas Festival. It is to remind us
    • yet deeper meaning in it, that the time between Christmas and
    • by no means all of equal intensity; some of them work more
    • you will ask, is there any sense or meaning in this? Is it
    • a meaning in it — important, significant, immense.
    • gives an answer to this question (I mean, however, the
    • result, — if only humanity finds ways and means to
    • fulfilment in it, — I mean the word of the poet who
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    • something quite different is meant by ‘the
    • times, I mean, before the arrival of the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • different means, it is true — but a true science none
    • means an abstract knowledge which they had, of man's relation
    • fraught with meaning, though for the clever people of to-day,
    • no doubt, it may seem nonsense. It meant that among all other
    • Meanwhile the Science of to-day, which concerns itself
    • also means the building of it bridge, once more, between
    • celestial machinery. Meanwhile, all that takes place on Earth
    • means simple. Suppose for a moment that Christianity had not
    • the Spirit, to-day, is nowhere contained in the words. I mean
    • — this means to go beyond the words to the Spirit. This
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • this in the fullest meaning of the word only when super-sensible
    • most felt darkly. This enigmatic something which I mean and which
    • people believe that it is well meant … they nevertheless
    • meaning of a modern natural scientist. He does not bring any
    • contemplates the external physical world in the meaning of
    • it has a real meaning to say: Man belongs to the development of
    • in the meaning of modern civilization, we find on the one hand
    • the natural-scientific demands we now consider, in the meaning of
    • the anthroposophical meaning, if we approach many other sayings
    • development of the earth only acquires its true meaning through
    • spiritual science in the meaning of Anthroposophy strives above
    • spiritual science in the meaning of Anthroposophy they do not
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • in our modern meaning, but they perceived instead the ruling
    • anthroposophical spiritual science which is meant here speaks of
    • spiritual science as it is meant here because, as a human being
    • in the full meaning of the word, he is predisposed to truth, not
    • comparison may help to explain what I really mean. Take, for
    • (please do not misunderstand the comparison; it is not meant to
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • means, who goes to a more solid concert or to a lecture, not late
    • sensory perception. Imaginative knowledge shows us what it means
    • shows us what it means to dive down into the physical organism
    • mean to be irreverent, nor do I destroy any ideal through lack of
    • meaning, should not only strengthen his thinking through
    • will. The ordinary will in life acquires a meaning when directed
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • meant to express in the language of the East the characteristic
    • meaning. The great impression made upon mankind by the star
    • deeper meaning which is to be revealed by the Mystery of Golgotha
    • meaning lies in the words of Angelus Silesius: “Though
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • not; even in other cases, one does not look so much at the means
    • meaning of human self-knowledge. In physical life this also
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • of the earth, and it obtained its meaning through the conceptions
    • united with a divine spiritual weaving. History has a meaning. If
    • history acquires a meaning. Whereas the conception of the end of
    • which gives a meaning to history. The significant, peculiar fact
    • external Nature as an illusion, history began to lose its meaning
    • appears to have no meaning. Let us realize this.
    • courage to admit that history has no meaning; it is meaningless,
    • of meaning in history, when one sets out from occidental beliefs.
    • meaning in history. We should be filled with the longing to
    • rediscover the meaning of history in some other way. The world of
    • Nature, particularly in Goethe's meaning, if we give up
    • most intimate means of an education towards freedom.
    • ceased to have a meaning, because beginning and end were lost; it
    • obtains a new meaning when it receives it anew from the centre.
    • more acquires a meaning, whereas otherwise it is an illusory
    • with the Mystery of Golgotha and the meaning of the historical
    • world's beginning and end, this no longer means what it meant in
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • spontaneous generation in the meaning of modern scientific
    • (by this one meant the Father-God), and the Logos was God.”
    • spirituality, and this style of art, which was meant to exercise
    • — I mean, the leading opponents — know that truth as
    • would soon discover ways and means of ousting the foe. Observe
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • saying and its deep cosmic meaning?’ That deep cosmic meaning
    • means into the line of generations, into the original family from
    • from a deeper point of view. A deep meaning lies in the fact that in
    • shell. Have these thoughts of the wisdom of Providence any meaning in
    • the play of endless atoms, has the life of man any meaning in
    • for a meaning to the earth. That it is denied to humanity to seek in
    • a spiritual way for a meaning!
    • meaning. Then it is as Haeckel says. And at that it has to remain,
    • that is, that this life has no meaning! That is his opinion. A
    • ‘Just because no meaning can be found in the external, it must
    • as he does to-day to deny all meaning to Earth-existence. It may seem
    • as such has no meaning. But if we grasp it in our way — as we
    • external world, it is impossible for them to find a real true meaning
    • sense and meaning as to a meaning for the Earth, just as in any other
    • of which Haeckel is a follower may lead either to sense and meaning
    • or to nonsense and lack of meaning, so, in spite of its greatness, it
    • man can reach by means of science.
    • to birth of that which in the thoughts of man gives a meaning to the
    • Earth, that meaning which became the objective of the Earth when the
    • men which has a meaning for all times, whether in such times as men
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • that unite us with these words and their deep and universal meaning
    • — that deep meaning for the world experienced by countless
    • came by some means into the sequence of generations that were the
    • deeper foundations. There is a deep meaning in the fact that in
    • this meaning holds good for the present as well. It will become clear
    • the portal of death and follows this path in reverse. This means
    • (this is meant in a specific sense). Humanity ought to become
    • to present a deep meaning it was considered important that those
    • thoughts of divine providence, have any meaning? Must not just such
    • does human life really provide a meaning for earthly
    • book is also a Christmas book! It is a Christmas book meant very
    • seek in a spiritual way for the earth's meaning, that humanity is
    • prohibited from looking for a meaning of the earth in a spiritual
    • this meaning. This is what happens to Haeckel. Then the situation
    • must remain with the recognition that this life has no meaning.
    • This is what Haeckel means. Looking for meaning is not permitted!
    • we look only at these events and no meaning results, then precisely
    • because of this we must seek for this meaning in a deeper way. It
    • for and believe in meaning by looking just at what is going on now
    • person could come and say that precisely because no meaning can be
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    • questions arise in Spiritual Science, among them that of the meaning
    • Science, we find that there is a very deep meaning behind the fact
    • that of Buddha, which would mean that he lived some five or six
    • meaningless reminiscences of the outer world. Interwoven though they
    • means of inner contemplation, in your own soul life.” On the
    • To get at some conception of the meaning of
    • Amschaspands. There are twelve pairs of nerves and by their means man
    • understands their meaning as I speak them will experience much evil
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    • the way in which we grasp the outer world by means of our senses and
    • world of dreams. But whereas our dreams are chaotic and meaningless
    • descended upon Isis from Osiris, who had meanwhile passed into
    • be used as a means whereby we are led into the whole world of feeling
    • Egyptian this path was a means whereby man could learn to know the
    • Isis-power. Yet there is a means whereby he can pierce through to
  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • butterfly does not start life as such, but evolves by means of a very
    • or other such means. The matter, however, is not so simple. One has to
    • Jahve had the same meaning as “I.” In old Hebrew, Jahve
    • butterflies by means of light. The ego thinks thoughts and these
    • moves in the water by means of a tail. Then his blood vessels extend
    • the blood has already evolved a heart, these feet move by means of the
    • extracts means of nourishment from Nature, but no longer understands its
    • China. Of course this means that ideas have solidified in his head.
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    • life through love. For love discloses its meaning when with his ego and
    • listen to speech without taking the meaning into consideration, whoever
    • essential glory of art: it takes us by simple means into the spiritual
    • know what I mean — what mere colour-grinding implies, science
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • external world by means of observation and experiment, aided by the
    • want to restrict ourselves to those means of attaining knowledge which
    • We fully accept the fact that with such means of acquiring knowledge as
    • fathomed. We fully accept the fact that as far as these means go we can
    • with the ordinary means of attaining knowledge, it is impossible to
    • open-minded person can, with no more than the ordinary means of
    • ordinary means of knowledge, must, on the other hand, endeavour to find
    • other means of knowing the world. And, as you are aware, such have been
    • Inspired, Intuitive Knowledge. By means of these special ways of knowing
    • ordinary means of knowledge clarity can never be attained.
    • man cannot, with ordinary means of knowledge, tell what his soul does
    • farther into these experiences. Do not suppose that we can by this means
    • about dreams in daytime consciousness with the ordinary means of
    • we have a knowledge about sleep itself by some other means. He who truly
    • physical. The means of knowledge that hold good today admit only a
    • is quite possible to recognise by means of ordinary natural science
    • that they may be continually carrying the means of nourishment to the
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    • thought that the soul originated by means of spontaneous
    • Natural Science as a means of proving its truth. What
    • do not, however, mean to assert that careful thought and
    • nature in a matter-of-course way, and by means of trivialities,
    • and that by its means, Darwin has thrown light into dark regions
    • means of their intrinsic forces have clustered into balls in
    • knowledge of nature is by no means sufficient to conceive how
    • and reflections of later days have, however, by no means
    • lower kind of souls? We search in nature for conditions by means
    • of the soul, or of reincarnation, and miracle is his means of
    • if we meant that the most eminent among the new believers were
    • explain his meaning accurately. For that reason I will now
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • maintain the breathing by artificial means, we might quite
    • That means that life would continue, even if the brain were
    • means of it consciousness, the organs concerned becomes
    • this means of intervening in life. If we are able to instil
    • artificial means and should man at the same time lead a life
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • for this is by no means clear to the average person. And for
    • abandoned it. By what means do they accomplish this? And what
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • apply the means and methods calculated to develop these
    • means of entry. But Goethe never was identical with Faust in
    • enormously profound meaning for the soul. Before the soul
    • the true spiritual perception. This does not mean that man
    • against Goethe to say that here he means the female sex. He
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • it, must lie very close to our hearts: I mean the
    • spiritual light or means of light to the dawn of the great
    • thought, deepening and penetrating into the meaning of
    • is meant to express the highest human striving, yet at the same
    • Into his arms by means of magic craft.
    • have a meaning where a contrary power comes into play. But the
    • powerlessness! For it would be meaningless to approach the
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • people, their sole means of participating in Spiritual and
    • clearly to man, and learn from there the meaning of the
    • investigation of the human body, carried out by means of his
    • of demonstrating more clearly the most acceptable meaning of
    • heart. The meaning of this statement is hidden. We can only
    • it is he really meant. Thus, when he speaks of nerves, we
    • must not ascribe to the word the meaning given to it to-day,
    • nor the meaning it had even in the time of Galileo and
    • Aristotle speaks of the nervous system, he means the Etheric
    • Body of man. By which we mean the super-sensible part of human
    • currents he did not mean nerves in our sense of the word, but
    • he meant super-sensible currents, super-sensible forces. These
    • learnt by means of Spiritual Science about the super-sensible
    • Current. They thought he meant the physical nerves, so they
    • to penetrate to the real meaning of the works of Aristotle.
    • means that it was from the Spiritual forces of Michelangelo
    • the letters of a book, and to arrive at the author's meaning,
    • wish to know the, true meaning of the wonderful
    • manifestations which Nature unfolds, by means of human
    • a discovery had been made in Holland, by means of which it
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    • in our day, — I mean mathematics, although even here we
    • taken seriously as a philosopher, by philosophers. I mean
    • — unless the acquaintance with theosophy has meantime
    • see what I mean. You will see that the latter contains an
    • meaning of the word theosophy, or spiritual science, when it
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • however, employs as means of investigation, what he can
    • forsaken by all the ordinary means of help. One will then
    • lazy in applying expressly a right meaning and understanding
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    • to bear on the vocational life. Frequently, though by no means
    • outlining for the ‘Karma of vocation’ are by no means
    • such a man need not by any means have the corresponding vocation.
    • another thing as well. It is by no means easy rightly to
    • she has married meantime according to her station. For her
    • forgotten has by no means disappeared. The soul is not
    • means: all that is rooted in life, coming, so to speak, from flesh
    • conclusions on these matters. Meanwhile these people are quite
    • meaning this wrecking of a plan in life may have for the human
    • soul's life’ (though, as I said, the expression is by no means
    • from literature to explain what I now mean.
    • this or that human being. (I mean now, not in a
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    • really meant. In this way many a misunderstanding can
    • What does it mean when a biographer — in this case it is
    • not otherwise — not by any means.
    • given a more modern form. Meanwhile, however, while he
    • system. Now he is a first-class lawyer. What does it mean to be
    • means, to devise all manner of clever points, completely to
    • conducted brilliantly), — meanwhile, he has not given the
    • able to get hold of them properly. And many means have been
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    • At the portals of the old world (meaning Europe) there stands
    • — our time must concentrate on the Reality (meaning
    • choosing the right places and using the right words, (I mean
    • purpose. One only need know the ways and means that are
    • applied the word with this meaning. Into the midst of
    • exposed, once people see things clearly. I mean the connection
    • especially if you also know the ways and means of joining
    • commonly imagined. I mean the stream proceeding from certain
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • God? Are they conceiving what the word God must mean when the
    • meaning through the Mystery of Golgotha. Indeed we have already
    • and more exactly, to recognise its full meaning. To-day men
    • by means of the machine, and that is all. But to give oneself
    • — fear of the void. They meant something quite objective.
    • They meant that space itself always wants to be filled with
    • one can sensibly imagine that this is meant to imply that the
    • to be abolished, for the steam-engine is by no means the most
    • are not meant to be abolished. We cannot be reactionary or
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    • “Ex deo nascimur,” he meant the human
    • acquire by means of his physical body — that he entombs
    • achieving by means of this burial in the body capacities which
    • humanity in its true meaning only when we know that truths are
    • united, which is to find its deeper meaning in the new
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    • this legend there is profound meaning. We are to
    • symbolic meaning of these three kings, these three wise men of
    • for him to understand in ideas the meaning of this profound
    • inner meaning. What is the meaning of the Cross? He knows that
    • at a place where the profoundest meaning of Christianity is
    • The meaning of the symbol clearly showing.
    • kings, and with its inner meaning. This star has an enduring
    • meaning. The Brothers have experienced life's joys and sorrows;
    • but that does not mean that their work is at an end; the
    • This is the meaning of Goethe's lines:
    • at Christmas time. This is the meaning underlying the words in
    • the spiritual power of the sun, he must learn the meaning of
    • the Christmas festival. For those who do not know this meaning
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • what is meant by the term Folk Soul or Folk Spirit which one hears
    • consciousness and, by means of his ego, transmute his astral body
    • so on. The earlier Spirits, meanwhile, continue their own
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • should by no means have exhausted the characteristics of a people if
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • various folk-souls, their influences, and their meaning in the modern
    • world. Just as man sees colours and hears sounds by means of his
    • task; the Angels are nearing the end of this task but are by no means
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • the Earth-evolution, to bestow upon man, who is by no means mature
    • because people might take offence. By no means everything can be
    • associated with these processes by means of which all these higher
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • propose to illustrate this by means of an example.
    • thought, feeling and will within himself by means of which he himself
    • special way by means of a geometrical figure. Amongst geometrical
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    • Hierarchies. These things are by no means so simple, and in order to
    • of external life were imbued with deeper meaning. They perceived the
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    • post-Atlantean epoch. Meanwhile the other peoples of Asia who were
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • various folk-souls, their influences, and their meaning in the modern
    • of how the soul, the inner life, was gradually developed by means of
    • remarkable way. It was described as a Divine Initiation. The means by
    • cosmic element of the air, saw how he formed speech by means of his
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    • various folk-souls, their influences, and their meaning in the modern
    • spiritual world by means of the old clairvoyance still prevalent at
    • then, was the destiny of these Indian peoples meanwhile? For the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • again at a time when man could perceive by means of the forces of the
    • that this conception can be meaningful only if one accepts the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • The Festivals and their Meaning. Vol. 1. Christmas.
    • the mind and soul of this Northern people by means of these symbols
    • again in an epoch when other forces meanwhile have been at work upon
    • which meanwhile had been developed on the physical plane. Freyr was
    • can be investigated by means of spiritual perception. To us the
    • will realize how right I am. Avail yourselves of every means at your
    • means at your command on the physical plane. I am convinced that the
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 1
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    • organised this year is meant to be a direct expression of this
    • is in accordance with spiritual science, in the literal meaning of
    • meanwhile
    • are thirsting for as a means for the spiritual deepening of their
    • reconstruction of the Mystery of Eleusis, represents the means
    • means easy sacrificial task actually experiences something spiritual.
    • meaningful, and that the Baroness should feel this is among the
    • meaning of the three figures Philia, Astrid and Luna can only partly
    • subtlety of meaning expressed by such figures as Luna, Astrid and
    • us — that Spiritual Science is not meant to be something
    • the German word meaning miracle; when we experience some premonition
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    • what does it mean, when we apply what Greek mythology and the Mystery
    • time no laws in the later meaning of the term, there were no
    • profoundly meaningful figure is regarded in our materialistic age is
    • we know once more what they mean! When the soul steeped in Spiritual
    • him. There we are saying in a modern way what the Greek meant when he
    • meaning of the development of our European civilisation. Going back
    • must become ever higher, and that it would mean stagnation if in our
    • meaning in the old Rosicrucian formula about God the Son, who once,
  • Title: Lecture: Wonders of the World: Lecture 3
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    • opposite of soul or spirit. Now what the man of today means by
    • to eliminate altogether what you mean today by the term
    • for you. For these relationships can only be expressed by means of a
    • shaded by means of horizontal lines. If you compare the size of the
    • this script means to read the signs of the great world-wonders, which
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    • lecture will have enabled you to see what I meant when I said at the
    • meant these Angelic Beings, and the ancient Egyptians who were
    • anew in human evolution, having meanwhile reached a greater degree of
    • events took place. That means that as time went on Christ brought
    • epoch, and it is because of this, because they have meanwhile been
    • ‘Christ-ened’, have meanwhile absorbed the Christ
    • the Indian epoch, have also meanwhile absorbed the Christ Impulse,
    • Christ Impulse means in human evolution.
    • mean Lucifer. Let us consider these two individualities, Christ on
    • in mind for it shows that the whole meaning of the Mystery of
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    • antiquity, and the profound meaning of which will only gradually be
    • powerful, in these words, and they can only mean that union with
    • Jahve, as the extract of the Elohim, means life itself to the ancient
    • union with any other hierarchy would mean turning away from this
    • progressive principle of human evolution, would mean death to human
    • substance of the Elohim, or of Jahve, meant to die.
    • meaning. For a modern consciousness it is somewhat difficult to come
    • that he saw through his eyes by means of his physical body, but he
    • meaning by that the satisfaction of hunger and other lower
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    • because there is so much unclear thinking, that what I mean by the
    • as he now is. That could only happen by means of clairvoyant
    • consciousness. What then does it mean that Semele was to see Zeus for
    • a moment as he now is? It simply means that Semele became for a
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    • everything which had to do with the upper gods exoterically, by means
    • attain!’ In terms of Spiritual Science that means that no
    • knowledge which man can acquire by exoteric means will lead to any
    • ‘Is there really any means of penetrating into what is
    • Ages; it means no more than to have been born in Germany, but in this
    • are changed, that they even take on a completely opposite meaning,
    • What was the meaning
    • instructed by the gods, it was the truth. They meant that men who
    • means beautiful — or at any rate they can only be regarded as
    • realises the profound meaning of Greek history if one enters into
    • the meaning of Greek spiritual culture in the sense of ancient Greek
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    • then is meant by the expression ‘ordeals of the soul’?
    • at the meaning of what he reads, as he would do whatever he was
    • into the meaning and the true significance of Spiritual Science, we
    • and the heart mean to us? They are the ether-world condensed, they
    • state in which they entered it. All that man has meanwhile developed
    • whose range is properly speaking more comprehensive, I mean those who
    • soul: it thinks. What does it mean, to think? It means to bring
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    • understand fully what is meant by ‘Wonders of the World,
    • continued to develop, since it was by no means the solid lump of
    • up the human being and which have a profound meaning for human
    • being no longer at his disposal. But if by means of the esotericism
    • is what is meant by the halo, that is what becomes visible to the
    • means of occultism. Let me draw your attention to the fact that in
    • would mean the death of true spiritual life. We have to recognise
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    • materialistic phase. And unless meanwhile man has become much more
    • to undergo this ordeal if it wants to experience the meaning and the
    • ‘If a healthy soul with the means available to modern knowledge
    • life — then it is seen that, by means of systematic activity
    • is only meant to give a slight indication of how it is possible to
    • light and warmth themselves by means of atoms or atomic vibrations;
    • you all know that I do not mean anything that the orthodox creeds
    • Willing thoughts — but that means divine Beings, spiritual
    • the widths of space as thoughts filled with will, which means real
    • meant by this. What he really meant will not be grasped until it is
    • confidence that the human soul is meant to bear aloft her divine self
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    • first time what it means that the being of man should appear again and
    • of humanity. Spiritual Science is seeking the meaning and purpose in the
    • That could only be if one were able by some means to place his pictures
    • living in Raphael's soul, — I mean the Sistine Madonna which is
    • was meant to signify. Then during the age of the Emperors, when Rome
    • soil of Italy, I mean, Christendom. The mission of this inward deepening
    • human soul that had meantime passed through a new phase. It was buried,
    • of the feeling living in the soul of a man of our own time, — I mean
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • immediately the fact shines forth, that by means of these national epics
    • years ago, — I mean Hermann Grimm, the nephew of the great philologist
    • at all understand the sense, and spirit, and meaning of it all unless
    • to ask ourselves: — What do they actually mean?
    • mean to man. Thus Hermann Grimm always spoke of the creative imagination
    • acquired, won, the treasure of the Niebelungen, By means of what he
    • mortal. By means of his special powers which he has as the possessor
    • us that in Brunnhilde is meant something which belongs directly to the
    • And thus by means of Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy, we are led
    • as if we meant to say that before this time men acted from such instincts
    • within him. Man felt himself to be a vessel by means of which super-sensible
    • the meaning of the progressive evolution of humanity. Man would have
    • does the human soul by means of the clairvoyant forces see into the
    • — to call forth the clairvoyant condition by means of spiritual
    • world not merely by means of the external senses, but by means of something
    • by means of which man can make the spiritual, super-sensible inner being,
    • or ether body. This etheric body lies within our sense body. By means
    • longer see by means of our physical body, we no longer hear through
    • our physical body, we no longer think by means of the brain connected
    • body. And then we have a still finer body, by means of which we reach
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    • this means that strong forces play in on the Earth as a whole.
    • sulphur, mercury and salt; while the arrival of deep winter means
    • salt-crust, the Moon-forces are particularly active — I mean
    • of Mary is like a radiant star, which means that her whole
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    • The Festivals and their Meaning, Vol. I: Christmas.
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    • time of Michaelmas — means for Nature, must experience in
    • Its meaning first dawns upon the mind when as human beings we learn
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    • Think what they mean:
    • on the nourishment to Raphael, and it then becomes a means of
    • on further there, they become not only a means of quenching hunger
    • can act as a means of healing, in this or that case. The healing
    • tremendous impression on him. But the meaning I have been able to
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    • means very far distant, when countless human hearts turned to
    • theosophists, were by no means highly educated people. The
    • restored to words a living meaning lets us recognise him as a
    • nourished? It would certainly mean starvation if scientific
    • is forthcoming from Spiritual Science as to what is meant when
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    • as it is meant. I ask explicitly that what I have to say
    • better understand what I mean by “overcoming
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    • dear friends, to understand this in its true meaning and
    • read by Beings in the higher worlds. This was a means of
    • many meaningless passages in this book there is also the
    • does it mean — that this Spirit had lived in conditions
    • earth? In theosophical parlance it means that this Spirit was
    • not always taken in their deep and essential meaning. When they
    • effective means of making a stir among the people! He goes so
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    • took place around Christ Jesus are not by any means all
    • it, is by no means without resemblance to the ancient Attis
    • “Essin” or “Assin.” This means
    • happened one day ... I know what it means to narrate these
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    • have for mankind? All this is, in reality, meaningless. If
    • teacher. Jesus knew well what the aged Hillel had meant for
    • ears to hear. It is useless and meaningless to speak of these
    • that men on the earth below must nourish themselves by means of
    • which they all shared, and what it meant to them when after the
    • the people ... and the one who spoke was by no means always
    • experience what it means to turn stones into bread. For Ahriman
    • worked, there would have been no spiritual means of discovering
    • there was one who employed the means which Christ did not
    • was working could He be seized. The only means of recognising
    • also come to light. What I have tried to do by means of the
    • Gospel means. It means that together with the truth known to us
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    • sense be learned. It is not easy to describe what its meaning for us
    • meanings of the word are rather different. (Tr.)] A Philistine
    • from the past. To become wise means that one develops what has been
    • life means to abandon a number of forces to Lucifer; and these are
    • others. That is what all-comprehending Justice means. To live in
    • Wisdom means to derive the best fruits from the forces we have stored
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    • quite different. I mean the function it long ago assumed
    • means of arranging phenomena so that through their own
    • great. It means that we must look upon thinking as something
    • be a genuine means of cognition was later perhaps used only to
    • knowledge. I do not, of course, mean that it is right to
    • transformation of thinking by other means, so that through this
    • and other books of mine. By these means, one gradually succeeds
    • the man. How this works I can only suggest by means of an
    • penetrate with exactitude into the meaning of human
    • by means of diagrams, but the diagrams are not essential to the
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    • looking from within, we ourselves, by means of ordinary
    • but that we cannot deal with the soul by means of ordinary
    • sublime.” He means the highest form of the sublime. This
    • which, by means of an advanced psychology, penetrates to the
    • means to the community of souls, the sympathy and togetherness
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    • many people; but it is not meant to be banal. No one can say: I
    • nature as a whole in the course of historical times. I mean
    • meant something different from what we mean when we speak of a
    • meanwhile, we still have the remnants of that early unity
    • spirituality in Goethe's sense. This is what he meant by
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    • through the world! How we regard it by means of abstract
    • is “ideology,” by which is meant “idealistic
    • spiritual world, as I have described; that we can see by means
    • meaning of the world had to become “ideology” for
    • meaning. At the same time, it must be able to perceive that
    • meaning in its own way, just as the Orient did.
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    • mean the endeavour to draw from the soul dormant powers of
    • When we examine our own reaction to nature by means of this
    • provides a means of systematizing external phenomena, our
    • move into the super-sensible world by means of higher knowledge.
    • psychic health by means of preparatory exercises that emphasize
    • states of the earth by means of this world-memory, how can we
    • and rotating the drop of oil by means of the pin. Individual
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    • have made already. I do not mean by this that we can say anything
    • really mean something different; they mean man's feeling that
    • to create social configurations by means of the
    • People need only look, for example, at what capital meant in
    • it means in England itself. In England, simply because of the
    • not at all what people mean by any particular concept; it is a
    • When we contemplate human life itself by means of a spiritual
    • mean in this way: quite certainly, there are on the staff of
    • But what people often mean by it is simply that they will
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    • the perspectives of Europe. I mean Plato.
    • but in a geometrical progression. Meanwhile, the particular
    • Aristotle means by pity and fear more extensively than it is
    • usually interpreted. He means in fact, as we come to perceive,
    • really means that, in looking at tragedy, man enters a world of
    • existence. This is not what it meant for the Greeks; it meant
    • ensues, ways and means of integrating this whole man, but also
    • body, soul and spirit really means. This is what a social order
    • This will also mean, however, that everything connected with
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    • marketing of the finished product and the means by which it
    • — into the great modern means of acquiring knowledge of
    • we mean only the psyche obscured, so to speak, by our own
    • orders by means of the spirit was definitely there in those
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    • social problem are not by any means located where they
    • do not mean to suggest that today we must still attach any
    • foundations of law had been lost also meant, therefore, that it
    • that a life may come about that shall infuse the meaning of
    • People tried increasingly to run their lives by means of
    • capital is represented by the means of production. The
    • of no importance to argue about the way in which the means of
    • This will mean much for the solution of the social problem, and
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    • our blood, into all the blood-vessels. This means, if you could follow
    • of the Tree of Life meant this inner gratification. That might
    • society would have no meaning) develop a certain brotherliness and unity
    • Thus the inner meaning
    • of the life-principle of our building, and the inner meaning of the
    • thus the inner meaning of the co-operation in the forms of our building
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    • Life. Eating of the Tree of Life would mean this inner
    • (otherwise the society would have no meaning) develop a certain
    • Thus the inner meaning of the
    • life-principle of our building, and the inner meaning of the
    • Thus the inner meaning of the co-operation in the forms of our
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    • Buddha, that suffering must be overcome, A means must be found
    • which means, only by grasping Spiritual Science with one's
    • with those means possessed by St. Augustine, the means
    • in St. Augustine a personality who, with all the means which
    • with the ordinary means of the 5th Post Atlantean age; he seeks
    • means of which «e can come behind this external Nature to
    • Golgotha; which means that one could never come to understand
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    • out of work, whose means of livelihood are insufficient,
    • inequality has no meaning for contemporary life. When the
    • advocating the use of democratic means to achieve a gradual
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    • ideas with my eyes!’ He meant that just as an individual
    • experience, so his proto-plant, although invisible by means of an
    • one does by means of external sense perceptions.
    • on what they are meant to illumine. He used the phrase, speaking of
    • He repeatedly emphasizes how unreal and meaningless Fichte's
    • ever higher and higher by means of methods applied to inner
    • mean when I remind you of a picture which many to-day cherish. You
    • not to leave any doubt as to his meaning he adds: ‘It must
    • essential secret meaning. In accordance with ancient custom we
    • No one will doubt that these words are not meant to give
    • Canary are put inside it. By this means — and the Snake
    • of meaning are exchanged between the newcomers and the Kings.
    • it. But it turns out that the Giant's coming has a good meaning.
    • to examine the means whereby man has to develop himself upwards to
    • By what means can a man develop his inner powers? Schiller
    • great means of education, a means of aesthetic education, a freeing
    • means of the narrative events how Goethe shows the way in which
    • The meaning is that man must acquire such truths that when
    • These addresses, which are meant to bring Goethe nearer,
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    • this to-day that symbolic and allegoric meanings are forced out
    • to explore the deeper meaning of Goethe's ‘Fairy Tale of the
    • ‘Oh, all sorts of symbols and meanings with profound
    • going to be caught by such symbolic meanings of poetic
    • means this or that, there we have a Golden, a Silver, and a Brazen
    • is able to increase the capabilities in him and to discover by means
    • ‘principle of initiation.’ This initiation means nothing
    • and by this one understands so frequently is meant only the
    • means of well-founded methods of the teaching of cognition) for such
    • comprehension by means of thought, of feeling and will as required,
    • and the nature of things either by means of thinking, feeling or
    • meant, but used it to express what he felt himself, then we
    • question of the characters meaning this or that. That is certainly
    • what creative spirits have produced in literature. I do not mean to
    • faculty of soul, there would not be the means to open the Temple for
    • philosophy not as a theory, but as what it is meant to be, he who
    • knows that just such conceptions, even the highest, are meant
    • is a means to throw light on things, so Goethe illuminates the things
    • round him by means of his ideas.
    • never have the feeling: that is Goethe's ‘meaning.’ He
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    • of a spiritual kind by means of which man climbs the stages of
    • appearance, the higher meaning will not escape the observation of
    • show how Goethe's Faust poem, in the true meaning of the word, is a
    • world; men who in the fullest meaning of the word, felt in
    • speak in direct way of the real grandeur and meaning of these
    • souls, for the meaning was hidden under an outer garb which
    • penetrate behind these secrets and arrive at the real meaning. But
    • a way of penetrating to the deeper meaning. So Goethe left
    • possessing a very deep meaning. Through formulae and retorts all
    • At that time Goethe did not understand the deep meaning of
    • ‘student scene.’ Only later did Goethe find the means
    • choice, order, harmony, and meaning, and at last rises to the
    • inner forces, even if that means waiting a very long time!’
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    • The idea, as the now meaningless stage instruction tells us, was that
    • different meaning from what they have in ordinary external life.
    • some meaning, becomes for Faust the expression of the fact that one
    • during his Frankfort period. He knew what it meant to penetrate
    • Faust shudders. He knows what it means — that lie touches on
    • has to be prepared by means of worthy symbols. One of these is
    • this scene is meant to be: Faust's penetration to the first stages
    • detail would be a proof of its meaning. The Homunculus seeks
    • robe and veil. The man who goes deeper into the meaning of such
    • things, knows what Goethe meant with the ‘robe and
    • What does this mean? Nothing else than that he may not
    • that it may be a touchstone for us of what his meaning is:
    • We must take these words to mean that personal egoism
    • learnt what it means to say: ‘The act is all, the glory is
    • have been overcome by means of the keys which lead into the
    • intentions a delimiting form and firmness by means of the
    • supposed to mean):
    • who make it mean that Wagner has the conviction that the Homunculus
    • grasping its deeper meaning, could not explain these words
    • otherwise. Their true meaning, however, is this: that which
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    • exactly what that really means. Ten years ago you experienced
    • great experience it was for him, and one of deep meaning, when
    • know how much the power of memory means for the man of to-day.
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    • the temporal memory. This means that the Asiatic period of
    • spirits of water and of earth. This was Asia. Asia meant the
    • consciousness. The Initiates, by means of their developed
    • land by every means in their power; for it would be quite clear
    • him: He can write, he makes signs on paper that mean something,
    • to-day lost their chief meaning. At that time these differences
    • youth-forces. Now what does it mean to-day to be young? What
    • does it mean for men of our present epoch of evolution? It
    • means to bear within one in every moment of life sufficient of
    • means look on the knowledge thus attained with the indifference
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • there, as memorials by means of which he put himself into
    • not as built up from below by means of physical and etheric
    • the evolution we have now to consider, — I mean, the Epic
    • Cosmos. It was, however, in the meaning of those times, what I
    • on finding his way by some means or other into the very heart
    • immortality, betokened something full of meaning for
    • for him, of which he then partook, and by means of them
    • is, however, one thing by means of an initiation to acquire
    • incarnations on Earth, had a clairvoyant knowledge, by means of
    • indeed! For only by means of spiritual vision can one penetrate
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    • pupils were by this means trained to content themselves,
    • Very well then, we must remain in the illusion. That means,
    • of Truth means, in short, that he tears out of him his own
    • human feeling. For unless one has learned what it means to live
    • harmony. This is what it really means when we say that our
    • meaning and import; he saw too how it went upward to the
    • who understood what this meant. Men of the present day build up
    • must not imagine this to mean that when one travels to Asia one
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    • accomplishing things by means of our will, we with our feelings
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    • last of the hierophants of the Eleusinian Mysteries. This means
    • that meant a great deal. For Aristotle's works have a character
    • of Nature were brought, by means of the expeditions of
    • Universe. The recognised scholars meanwhile were occupying
  • Title: World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
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    • and tries by some means or other to study these same chemical
    • means of processes that are many times more delicate than the
    • albumen can by some means or other be held together in inward
    • to transform any substances within it into inner means of
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    • but through spiritual means of communication. Notwithstanding
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    • and education means that he enters the spiritual world
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    • value of Anthroposophy — that by means of the living
    • should lead to the misunderstanding that it was meant for the
    • gradually to be held that, by means of the strict methods
    • like to do it by means of a sort of comparison, which is,
    • means to be denied, they are nevertheless connected with what
    • point of view, by means of the way we are then related to the
    • means of the body — we at first regard it as
    • idea, quite independently of the outer meaning of the concepts
    • Therefore this obliteration means something entirely
    • thought-life, by means of which he comes to self-knowledge in
    • pre-earthly existence, but when he now learns by means of this
    • means of it to the perception of the true ego, that ego which
    • element of nature, but we understand nature by means of it. We
    • must first produce geometry within ourselves, and by means of
    • so — we must mean exact clairvoyance, just as we
    • which without art would never be revealed. This means that
    • This is what Goethe meant when he said: “Art is a
    • would never be revealed.” And this is what Goethe meant
    • This does not mean that Anthroposophy has anything to do with
    • that the building had a symbolic meaning, he speaks as one who
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    • — that means members not only of the present humanity, but of
    • consciousness by day — that means an Ahriman-free
    • means, only that which can be related to the external sensible
    • “The good (that means what should be striven for as an ideal)
    • possible. (That means, of course, what is put forward as the
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    • Consciousness means spreading the destroying, withering life
    • picture of what astrology is really meant to be, if it is at
    • spirit realm. It is not without meaning when in folklore we
    • that has absolutely no meaning for them. It may actually
    • a reporter wrote: “What is this spiritual science meant
    • spiritual science must mean both familiarizing ourselves with
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    • concentrate and unite by means of his life-forces into what
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    • mean between the two.
    • words: “Thou must find the mean,” so that through
    • balance, the mean between the two.
    • the mean at once, he will attain gradually in the course of
    • then, the happy mean, which must be found and followed if a
    • Moon, and the meaning of Karma and so on. It really comes
    • enthusiasms or interests, and thus observe the happy mean.
    • gift of the gods to find at that time the happy mean in
    • Egypto-Chaldaic age, the wise and happy mean was easily
    • full weight and meaning of the word “truth” and
    • to another until he has exhausted every means to ascertain
    • bravery and valour is the mean between foolhardiness and
    • who overwhelm others with their sympathy are by no means
    • it as a state of balance, as the mean of what exists in the
    • nor gluttony, but the happy mean between these two; and this
    • the means to gain the right consciousness in this realm also.
    • balance, the mean, may come and thus the goal be gradually
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    • conditions clearly of much meaning for his life. The family of
    • in a somewhat pedantic humor, have more meaning than may be
    • that Gottsched's entire demeanor corresponded little with that
    • lacking in skill as a lawyer. That was by no means the case. He
    • universal meaning. And this is what distinguishes Goethe from
    • have seen it. This was what he needed. To him, this meant
    • meaning for him. He took this tedious, badly written
    • disclosed by means of the badly written history of Gottfried of
    • Goethe was by no means a bad statesman and performed his
    • legend of Iphigenia was only the means for solving this life
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    • no means suppose that America would never have been discovered
    • Schiller, this would by no means be so hard to prove; as the
    • far from being a revolutionist. But by no means is he so remote
    • the delicate manner in which he renders assistance by means of
    • spiritual meaning.
    • understand what such an event means to his life. I know how
    • the life of sleep is by no means a direct effect of the
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    • it mean to say that a more intimate relationship comes about
    • with the ganglionic and spinal cord systems? It means that the
    • then fully understand what it means for a person to be fitted
    • that the real meaning of human external labor is enveloped now
    • by means of this nail is not of further concern to the worker;
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    • real vocational life is by no means so insignificant for the
    • means of those points of view that may be developed through
    • what he was producing and what this meant for the world. He
    • is by no means especially intelligent for people to criticize
    • profession will take on an entirely different meaning. Today we
    • be said that we must first begin to understand the meaning of
    • also understand that this meaning is not clarified until we
    • meaningful for the Vulcan evolution, but something else is
    • will most clearly understand what I mean if you consider it in
    • in them. This means that each human being should fill his soul
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    • vocational karma are by no means the sole determinants in
    • through all sorts of means that are well-known and need not be
    • means, although in most cases patients only seem to be cured.
    • means grow from the manure, in spite of the fact that it must
    • death and continues further. This constitutes a means of
    • the character and demeanor of the corporeality. This is so,
    • how the human being has placed himself in the world by means of
    • lived with others in previous incarnations. By this I mean how
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    • such concepts, he actually slashes — spiritually, I mean
    • acquiring the means for performing black magic by having the
    • no meaning whatever. Now, beginnings toward some understanding
    • mean when one, as a judge, is a competent jurist? It means such
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    • world in any vocation is by no means something to be set aside
    • our souls with what is really meaningful for life. I have often
    • discussing the problem of heredity today mean that children
    • the portal of the old world (he meant Europe), there stands no
    • you by means of a simple example how those who are craving
    • light from Indian sources, they are by no means able to disturb
    • well-being of European humanity. What I mean to say is that we
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    • real meaning only if we do not take them in a merely
    • life. This means that we must learn to compare the nature of
    • example, a kind of illustration of what I mean. We are now
    • through his genius has meaning for the physical world. The fact
    • meaning, but is, on the contrary, most meaningful. There also
    • that even well-meaning persons are by no means inclined to
    • I wanted to present to you a by no means isolated example of
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    • manner, does he conceive of what must be meant by the term
    • his soul by means of this untruthful conception. This
    • Just bear in mind how we endeavor by means of spiritual science
    • the evolution of the world really acquires meaning only through
    • indicated — and means only his or her own angel, but it is
    • different meaning during the time when the ancient atavistic
    • means of the words, “Thine angel holds thee dear.” That can no
    • in the Gospels are not taken according to their true meaning
    • be brought about by means of it. But to give oneself up to such
    • a belief means to establish what may be called negative
    • by no means old? What is the basis of this possibility? You
    • means far removed from Goethe's conception of the Faust.
    • Something objective was indicated thereby. It meant that space
    • Watt had finally made his machine really workable by means of
    • because they are by no means the most demoniacal. Whenever
    • way to the physical stars and into the cosmos by means of the
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    • soul must find the way to Him for himself with those means that
    • truth, it cannot represent anything but the meaning of the
    • no means is it so, but the relationship of the two is just as
    • meet us, something not to be understood by earthly human means.
    • profounder meaning of the luciferic temptation. What does
    • does it mean that the earth has a moon as its satellite? It
    • means nothing more than that it acquired a force through which
    • means that we must change to a sacramentalism in which man's
    • Christianity in its deepest meaning must get beyond the problem
    • means to get in touch with the realms of the spirit.
    • employ improper and incorrect means in order to reach any goals
    • very means. This may not be clear at first blush, but it is
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    • the present confusion is not what we are meant to be striving
    • the following. What I am now sketching is only meant as a
    • merely a picture, an image, having no meaning in itself, in
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    • the place where he is destined to meet his death. The meaning
    • our head means to have a headache. Men only know about their
    • you have what has meantime been passing since that
    • your senses outward. There by means of your senses you find
    • mechanism. Just imagine what it really means when a man has
    • Not without justification has an old and by no means foolish
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    • arise in man to which by the means today called scientific
    • right meaning with these questions and has no idea that there
    • no meaning. Between death and a new birth there is only
    • meaning when we speak of the spiritual-Sun Plato still
    • find my meaning so puzzling. Now let us assume you possess
    • bring meaning and significance into this confusion if he does
    • itself Maya. The higher self has only one meaning when we
    • without reference to this world, means that we are speaking
    • themselves about basic questions they would find means and
    • buttery ideals, by means of which you would bring universal
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    • kind; but now, in the meantime, during the period which had
    • existence of certain laws does not mean that man's free will
    • must die too! Statistics are meant for something quite
    • productions; it was in those days by no means a matter of
    • meant by it always is something purely abstract, which figures as
    • by means of which I defraud other people, this proceeds from
    • all sides. I don't mean a kind of spiritual science that
    • way upon the human will? By means of the
    • various branches of business; and this gives the means of
    • life only are produced, the extent of their production means
    • spiritual” parts of Man; but all it really means in
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    • that of propaganda; a how and through what means the
    • hardly very profitable, to-day, to discuss the ways and means
    • understand to-day, it simply means that he has no feeling for
    • the moment they are actually realised, will mean the
    • said in the most good-natured, well-meaning way: ‘Here,
    • these days. And until we find means to put a clear
    • until we find means to do this, we shall get no further. When
    • else about it is, that well-meaning people keep coming and
    • for a moment what it means: 49 numbers of the Threefold.
    • every petty detail of ways and means. We shall only begin to
    • meaning as a rule themselves only and their own intellectual
    • might be done by means of combining the various
    • party-shibboleths have lost their meaning for present-day
    • bye-gone things like Syndicalism, has no real meaning any
    • might be able, by means of a still more plastic brain, to
    • in German means ‘fellow.’]
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    • means of the ordinary senses, and which are far removed from
    • means that we have to seek this basis in our human nature
    • perceived with the ordinary means of acquiring knowledge.
    • meditating, and by this I mean meditating in the proper
    • Staring at shining objects, for example, by means of which
    • self-directed mental images by means of meditation, results in
    • the development of our imaginative life. This means that we no
    • statement he proves how far he is from what is meant
    • captivate a public without thinking as to the means by which it
    • imaginative knowledge is by no means satisfied with this world
    • of pictures. He regards it only as a means for proceeding
    • accompanied by a strengthening of our means of
    • the important factor, for by these means the soul becomes
    • pictures, but that we have the means to penetrate into this
    • by taking into our souls the first available means to penetrate
    • pictures for itself, but by means of this inner strength it no
    • spiritual world is only a lot of meaningless words, is quite
    • important to grasp this. We know that by means of imaginative
    • cannot be attained by empty phrases or meaningless mystical
    • This is quite irresponsible and is certainly not meant here.
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    • that it is an attempt to use every possible means that are
    • by means of the understanding that is confined to our ordinary
    • meaning and into the forces existing over the whole earth that
    • experience of the body, becomes younger. This means that it
    • spiritual world by means of his instinctive knowledge. This
    • necessary mean attitude, it is easy to be so very clever, much
    • way that I meant. If Planck were alive today in conditions that
    • means of imagination, inspiration and intuition it will be
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    • to the ordinary means of thinking, into an impossible
    • By means of it the soul now manages to experience itself in the
    • or perhaps even an allegory were meant. But this is not the
    • person within him, we would frequently be understood to mean
    • something pictorial or contrived. This is not what is meant
    • who is by no means averse to including the more marginal areas
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    • the meaning of the human memory in the whole life of the soul.
    • think” is by no means fully justified. Anthroposophical
    • what is meant by the great picture of our lives described here,
    • What is meant by this can become clear when we consider
    • Nothing superstitious or traditional is meant by this, but
    • the soul which many are unwilling to accept as a means of
    • a means of knowledge as it exists in ordinary life. But through
    • its further development it becomes such a means. This is the
    • For moral action it receives meaning, security, and purpose for
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    • by means of steam, electricity, modern economic and social
    • cells, by means of which it was hoped to explain the
    • Naegeli therefore proves by means of his own scientific
    • with our normal consciousness by means of a study of the very
    • perceptive consciousness is. It is not acquired by means
    • what we call our self, by means of true and intimate
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world by means of the science
    • for us to find it. It does not come into being by means of any
    • do not need to quote the rest. He means that there must be a
    • mean no more than do different photographs of a tree
    • released by means of the energetic pursuit of these
    • freer and freer, and more and more spiritual. By these means we
    • to use the spiritual eye in the etheric body by means of the
    • expressions but what he means is quite clear even without going
    • into what these expressions mean.
    • means of empty theories. This is what he meant. And similarly
    • translator really meant solipsism - e.Ed] (that is, to a
    • spiritual world, will not mean an end to the wonders that
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    • transformed into finer vibratory movements which by means of
    • music, is represented in Eurhythmy by means of a different
    • instance, by means of evolutions which precede and follow it,
    • of which are full of meaning, then the whole of its being,
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    • the universe, in its entirety — which means when we
    • placed on the earth through birth, and by means of the
    • uniform thing. When I naw speak of knowledge, I mean not merely
    • into a position of being able to produce only; that means, of
    • the East by the West in an economic way. That means making
    • and obvious. There exists no other means of
    • realise in their inner being that there exists no other means
    • believed he was now on the track of. That means, Goethe is
    • they will not learn from each other. Because that would mean
    • remained behind in humanity — that one means something
    • by no means so easy to reckon with this fact, that Spiritual
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    • impulse which will come to mankind in this way. That means,
    • Spiritual knowledge, simply means the mechanising of the
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    • touched upon here. This keynote is meant as an indication
    • spiritual deepening by the appropriate new means to spiritual
    • spiritual deepening with the new means to knowledge, how
    • how really to take seriously what today is meant by striving
    • illustrate what I mean by an example. Now I recently had a
    • all this mean? Today I shall consider the matter entirely
    • mean? The man is in theoretical agreement with the lecture.
    • with anything. It means that the man has no feeling for the
    • notice how in the one case — I mean this quite
    • our instincts. We have therefore to seek the means of finding
    • meaningless beyond reason is the prevailing tendency of our
    • this mean when grasped in the light of reality? Let us put it
    • feel the anomaly of this pedagogic law-giving, would mean
    • spirit in earnest. Taking the spirit in earnest means if we
    • worthy of your consideration — what it means to bring
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    • about by means of those new methods of obtaining spiritual
    • illustrate what I mean by an example, Not very long ago I got
    • to absorb the content of anything many only mean that one has
    • What does this mean — if we look at it
    • official paper gives well-meaning instruction, in all
    • that means that we may find a starting point for an
    • thing means — would do far more for the healthy
    • earnest, means that when anyone enters a lecture hall he is
    • what this means, to cause harm through the proclaiming and
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    • (Naturally I mean the consciousness of Space in a wide
    • physical means that such an investigation can only come to
    • pass by means of spiritual science And that it can
    • moving. But what I mean here is not that. I want to point out
    • know, not by means of external mathematical considerations,
    • the reality of this world journey. Yet there is a means
    • authority. Everyone can understand it by means of an ordinary
    • understand what is meant when it is said that man is within a
    • something in this way — I mean those of us who have
    • is by no means rare in our modern days, and it deserves to be
    • means easy nowadays. Much may be said in this direction but
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    • this thought is by no means popular; people will not accept
    • being necessary an his part. By no means is it so. A man may
    • Nature, for intellectual concepts are dead and by their means
    • not the pumping machine by means of which the blood is driven
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    • experienced in spirit — not by means of empty symbols or
    • passes over into another — in the sense Goethe meant when
    • meaning here answers the question: Why is it impossible to
    • alone That would mean erring in two directions, But what art
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    • clairvoyant vision of the spiritual world. For what we mean
    • mean by seership — even by those who believe themselves
    • point is to understand what is meant by genuine seership.
    • from this gaze into ‘Nothingness.’ I mean this:
    • imagination. I do not mean by this that the seer, when in
    • ordinary meaning. Each of the several arts, from the
    • introduces into his buildings, by means of the thinking that
    • inherent life. These are the thought-forms by means of which
    • nevertheless attempts to form something by means of
    • image, is obliged by means of compasses and lines to
    • of speech, as a means of everyday mutual understanding and
    • as the means of everyday mutual understanding is really a
    • think always of the ordinary meaning of words, they find it
    • question arises: By means of what process does the musician
    • power of cognition. The only means for overcoming it, is for
    • meant to remain such, and also those impulses which the
    • What is meant
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    • ask ourselves: By what means are the forces contained in our present
    • you by means of a picture. Suppose a botanist or an horticulturist wished
    • of the grain of wheat from the point of view of wheat as a means of
    • and purpose of what we call the True?—I mean, in the sense in
    • outstanding example of the ‘golden mean’ in this respect.
    • That they were able to hold this ‘golden mean’ was not due
    • can become the means of nourishing higher Spiritual Beings. Our concepts
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    • mean between the two.
    • words: “Thou must find the mean,” so that through
    • balance, the mean between the two.
    • the mean at once, he will attain gradually in the course of
    • then, the happy mean, which must be found and followed if a
    • Moon, and the meaning of Karma and so on. It really comes
    • enthusiasms or interests, and thus observe the happy mean.
    • gift of the gods to find at that time the happy mean in
    • Egypto-Chaldaic age, the wise and happy mean was easily
    • full weight and meaning of the word “truth” and
    • to another until he has exhausted every means to ascertain
    • bravery and valour is the mean between foolhardiness and
    • who overwhelm others with their sympathy are by no means
    • it as a state of balance, as the mean of what exists in the
    • nor gluttony, but the happy mean between these two; and this
    • the means to gain the right consciousness in this realm also.
    • balance, the mean, may come and thus the goal be gradually
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    • these beings communicated to the human entity by means of the
    • instinctive clairvoyance, and by means of this instinctive
    • more and more aware that death means a big break in human life,
    • means of the explanation of the latter as it is possible at
    • without meaning that the teachers who then appeared
    • attentive study can discover, by external means, how much
    • possess a day-waking consciousness by means of which he would
    • beheld by earthly means, which can only be perceived by means
    • meaning only through the fact that in the middle of earth
    • believe and know through earthly means!” It is
    • the ability to know what can be fathomed by earthly means. Even
    • by earthly means. If he is willing to acknowledge the fact that
    • see, to perceive by means of this crude-material substance.
    • must realize what it means that Nietzsche partook of certain
    • Nietzsche's Zarathustra. By means of intuition we
    • meaning, unless a meaning is first inserted into it. The
    • event which has given the earth its meaning is of such a
    • soul. And all the means at our command concerning human
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    • who have by no means gone through various incarnations
    • something like a copy of Shem's etheric body. Now by what means
    • of a human being. What does it mean, then, that a man like
    • should have an Avatar-being woven into his body? It means that
    • was set upon being able to prove by means of such physical
    • could by no means equal what his etheric body contained, for
    • development by no means equalled what their astral body
    • of the human being is solved for us by means of just such knowledge.
    • wishes, but through several centuries, simply by means of this
    • its content, but as a means of cultivating and disciplining the
    • That is the reality. By this means humanity has learned to
    • scholasticism of the Middle Ages. Everything by means of which
    • Middle Ages. This, indeed, would mean to observe world history
    • Christ Himself. And by what means must this come to pass? By a
    • meaning. We comprehend more and more what we have to do,
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    • that we understand by such means this different cognitive
    • But let us consider: by what means in
    • longer a finger; the finger has meaning only in the context of
    • Spiritual science in the sense meant here
    • the image. But by what means are the images images? By the fact
    • of illustration, although this is not meant to be personal,
    • but is meant rather to be entirely objective.
    • things if I did not try by all means to bring down what arises
    • Spiritual science as it is meant here wants
    • meaning to all earthly goals.
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    • meant as an introduction. The aim is to acquaint the
    • this winter's programme that will demonstrate what is meant
    • a means to make Christianity more accessible to the scholarly
    • we are meant to obtain answers to the crucial questions of
    • comes to questions about the meaning of life or mankind's
    • To questions concerning eternity or the meaning of death? At
    • life that can answer questions about the meaning of life? No
    • meaningless words that appeals only to people with an
    • secure, aware that their lives have a higher meaning, it has
    • means of the following comparison what I mean by that.
    • say: Give me the means to see for myself. Actually, anyone
    • can attain the means, provided that person seeks guidance of
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    • undoubtedly meant the words spoken by Mephistopheles at this
    • described in exact terms by means of modern spiritual
    • means that a person's soul impulses come to expression on the
    • and finally build up and sustain the body by means of the
    • meaning, it is not always the ideas that are at fault. In
    • means that not only do currents of fluid move within it, but
    • people would dimly sense the meaning contained in the words
    • sense, it is not what can be seen physically that is meant,
    • plants and animals also possess, and by means of which they
    • within the blood, whereas when they, by means of sense organs
    • peoples. It heralds the birth of the intellect, which means
    • over his or her blood. That is the profound meaning of the
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    • greatest riddles. When attempts are made to find meaning in
    • shows, or is meant to show, that undeserved suffering can
    • The meaning and
    • When a substance contains life it means that disintegration
    • Life means that
    • initiation by means of which a higher consciousness is
    • This is meant
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    • to insight that cannot be attained by means of the five
    • nectar and ambrosia, both words meaning love. Love comes into
    • were naked.” That means that human beings saw
    • comparable to what the leaven of the old dough means for the
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    • birth. That means that the ether body is born and becomes
    • Meanwhile the astral body is still surrounded by its
    • understand what things mean is a faculty of the ether body,
    • feelings can be awakened in the following way: by means of
    • sense and meaning but sound; the children were made aware of
    • meaningless. For example: “Fly beetle fly, your father
    • “Pommerland” meant motherland. The expression
    • origin. Yet it was not the meaning in such rhymes that was
    • do meaningless things like, for example, braiding. Talents
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    • words have lost their meaning for most educated people.
    • In the course of centuries their meaning has changed,
    • alter the original meaning; we must endeavor to transform the
    • meaning given by modern theology into the original one. It
    • which means that when we are born we bring with ourselves the
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    • has meaning will emerge from their time at school.
    • symbolic meaning. But most important is that the child is not
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • This means that the “I,” together with the
    • is quite useless to attempt a cure by means of abstract
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    • meaningless suppositions was pointless. The most significant
    • the power to eradicate unhealthy conditions, which means that
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • is all too easily misunderstood. The real meaning points to
    • person's higher self to be found? We can by means of a
    • the saying means: We know for certain that without eyes we
    • self-knowledge rightly understood means self-development.
    • However, it also means that forces are released as they no
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • transforming base metals into gold, they meant that it was
    • scholars. The disputes were by no means confined to the usual
    • the author meant the books to be taken seriously or whether
    • they were meant as satire, mocking a certain secret brotherhood
    • discussion in our circles To be initiated means that
    • pedantic. But in this case what is meant has nothing to do
    • no dose connection. What is here meant by study is something
    • we are discussing now is not what is generally meant by
    • is meant by imaginative thinking?
    • meant by imaginative knowledge.
    • World-Body. He meant that human beings represent the highest
    • pupil grasped all of this in its spiritual meaning. He
    • permeating and glowing with spiritual meaning. When everything
    • will have meaning: “Who added to the cross the wreath
    • grasp what is meant by the overcoming of the lower, narrow
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    • What is meant
    • arts; he saw this as a powerful means of pouring into human
    • is meant by this, let us look at a significant legend from
    • meaning, is aware that this legend expresses a spiritual
    • entangled in matter. What does that mean? Existence keeps
    • means of attaining perfection. He who lacked the urge, who
    • to evolve, by the power of love, which is the means to ascend
    • human feelings, but had no means of expressing impulses once
    • cannot be portrayed through external means; the outer aspect
    • Nebelheim (Nebel means “mist”),
    • Grail. At one time he meant to incorporate the idea into his
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • so-called harmonizing of the Gospels took place. This meant
    • Christianity was by no means the same as that of modern
    • What do we mean
    • by the inner disposition of the spiritual scientist? We mean
    • happen. It means never to lose sight of the fact that not
    • what is here meant by heaven is something existing in an
    • This word had a different meaning; it did not indicate "being
    • Their deeper meaning can be understood only if approached
    • contained in the Bible. We shall understand what it means
    • the name Jehovah, we find that it means something like
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    • dem Steine eingegliedert - meaning unclear. Trans.]
    • not only by means of philosophy and science, to lead us to freedom,
    • souls to the meaning of those more distant tasks which must grow from
    • is not meant to be doubted in any way.
    • what is meant.
    • in Munich and above all the meaningful beginnings in Stuttgart; and
    • be interpreted [sic]. This means that by that time a number of
    • Meanwhile work was undertaken in various areas through the nomination
    • knowledge of jewelry art by means of Dr. Steiner's suggestions. A
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    • it would have been meaningless to say, for instance, that human
    • in harmony with the times, and this is not meant trivially.
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    • (he means by this: when the drops of Christ shall all have entered
    • literally, in the meaning that the earth is the body of Christ
    • word “grace” in verse 14 has for St. John the same meaning as
    • following meaning: When the initiate sits there
    • upon Jesus' heart. This means that all the lower forces, every
    • general meaning of “Mother name.” The Gospel records:
    • had to flow. A special meaning is attached to this. Wherever
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    • does it mean: man sees the surrounding world? If, for once, we look
    • merely on the factual act, it means that something makes an impression
    • also radiates into the eye, is by all means not a dead watery substance,
    • under the impulse of the ego. On the ways and means, how these two currents
    • because they have to meet in the right way. What does that mean: to
    • for human life, basically it really means the whole of human life.
    • great importance for life. It means, for example, that everything we
    • meaning. It has for example, the meaning that a very bad form of illness,
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    • be revived anew on the way to the heart. Being enlivened anew means,
    • in the finest way. Otherwise it will not work. Being ill means, that
    • The simplest means to achieve
    • but it is not the same. Sälde means being penetrated by
    • of today. Those, I mean, were the writers of the Old Testament, where
    • But to become sleepy through Anthroposophy means that one gives much
    • urea, uric acid, which is not meant to be contained in the sphere of
    • had written “sulphur — shack”.) That I don't mean. But
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    • that they meant that the transition from the Dark to the Light Age would
    • what the difference is between a Light Age — meant in this way
    • conscious that this dead light was of no meaning to them.
    • taken to mean the ether body and blood, those vibrations which
    • means overcome it. If finally I push a rusty nail into myself and my
    • plants might give help. Yes, you see that is what was once meant, and
    • What I mean is the question
    • ourselves will have a reviving effect on the light. This means we must
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    • can show you this by means of a very simple example. As
    • of the physical plane by means of thoughts. And as we watch
    • means finding the inevitability. If you look with sufficient
    • a way we can penetrate by means of our concepts and their
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    • wonder just how many people's souls he had helped by means of
    • whole series of good deeds by means of one single deed. So this
    • done by means of his judgment.
    • objectivity of judgment. Does this mean they are bad, however,
    • this mean? I approach an object or a process accompanied
    • What does this signify? It means that sympathy and antipathy,
    • means bearing a necessity within him. What belongs to the
    • you now put your hand on a solid object, what does that mean?
    • It means that what is in the solid object was once being
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    • the meantime the former headmaster, because of his insight into
    • pupils I have.' And by that he meant that he can in a certain
    • living way on themselves; they thought the only means to gain
    • in what took place previously. But that does not mean at all
    • between his previous death and rebirth. This means that we must
    • in a certain sense by way of a mirror. Knowing always means
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    • if we look at things this way we do not by any means exhaust
    • done. A bad deed is not willed. And repenting means that the
    • law, yet complying with it does not mean one is not free.
    • and saw that it was good. This means that what comes first for
    • us look at what this means. You cannot say we are completely
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • that he could mean your I. He can only mean his own
    • efforts to strengthen themselves by means of the impulses
    • hatefulness be explained as meaning more than a flower's beauty
    • human being by means of ecstasy.
    • This means giving people spiritual science that, far from
    • science, they mean nothing to him; he cannot understand a
    • it makes my head spin.” Which means he plops down with a
    • is, “But how can you prove that?” meaning that
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    • is by means of thoughts that one does communicate with the
    • concretely. To speak of a germ does not generally mean that a
    • something that moves; which means that you go from the
    • and rechten, meaning “to judge”,
    • means of such things that one can succeed in linking concrete
    • is meant in order to come to terms with the book at all. The
    • whole meaning of such discussions depends upon the
    • know what they mean by these vibrations, in any case they
    • means of many-sided conditions of the conceptions in
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    • judgment rightly on what I am now meaning. We Germans, for
    • of meaning; but in so far as we use the uniform educated, we
    • word from one's own language is taken to mean exactly the
    • certainly mean the same, but it does not do so where inner
    • one form one's thoughts so that one gets the shade of meaning
    • experienced as the only meaning of speech in ordinary life
    • consideration in it as a means of making themselves
    • speaks of a table he means a chair, or when speaking of a
    • chair he means a table. For that men here on the earth merely
    • merely as a means of making ourselves mutually understood is
    • mankind language is not much more than the means by which
    • note this communicating by means of speech comes from other
    • deepening. Language as a means of mutual copper hedging could
    • a mere means of communication it depends very much upon
    • means one thing in one language and in another something
    • means to man is utterly lost. Yet the economic life, as I
    • life. For by that means this subconscious soul like is
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    • best they allow that a spiritual world can be disclosed by means of
    • difficult, but nothing ought to be too difficult for us and we are meant
    • for in the meantime I have never come across this Revision of Logic.
    • mean by this that were he not a witty do-nothing ha could do tremendously
    • affair will meet you in its true meaning. For you see when we start
    • do not draw them up, bring them into consciousness, as they are meant
    • does this mean? It means, as I have shown you several times, that we are
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    • mean by Spiritual Science is its being pantheistic. One of the chief
    • are concerned or consciously lives in them—what I mean is, he
    • by means of the intellect.
    • statement mean that God Himself is alone active in the soul, when it
    • means further that nobody may assert it to be heretical if it is said:
    • theveils are removed from Him”. (He means God). At the time when
    • and the divine will, becoming uniform, which means, when there is nothing
    • conceptions. For what does it actually mean to be permeated by a scientific
    • today on the path to supersensible knowledge” mean something else.
    • honestly meant when it is said Rituals that are very old can do no harm
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture III: Clairvoyant Vision Looks at Mineral, Plant, Animal, Man
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    • to look for a new relation to external nature since the old means to
    • this is what I meant were there beings who on being examined anatomically
    • Now look! Were you able to fly—I don't mean with a machine but
    • soul, which means the age of the intellect, lives as I have explained
    • what is permeating the region of his will. By this means an ordered
    • wave of events, is not an affair only affecting mean subjectively; it
    • will forgive mel To become headless means that the head could no longer
    • if some means is not found to compensate, s0 that the evaporation of
    • is made active, this means the spiritual world is coming into play.
    • men are meant to live in social co-operation. This is recognised by
    • neither two men (I mean physical men) nor two things (physical things)
    • such as is meant here with something else drawn, more than ever from
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    • penetrating to the spiritual world always means pain. Therefore we have
    • by means of microscope or telescope; but they take no interest in what
    • what I mean by this. The solving of present-day social demands depends
    • as physical men on the physical earth we should by no means be able
    • not meant as a criticism of the culture and conditions of the times;
    • the Chinese—I don't mean Europeans who know them but those who,
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    • not have been possible for Christianity to arise. This means, the greatest
    • of the earth, for the evolution of the earth to acquire its meaning.
    • is logic meant for? Logic is meant to do away with contradictions wherever
    • death of the spirit that was to give the earth its meaning. Highest
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    • did not mean that He would be inactive among men but that He would be
    • masses of our forefathers (which means of ourselves, for in our former
    • East and the North of Europe, who by no manner of means possessed the
    • these there rises the Temple, the new temple, by means of which the
    • about nature, into something by means of which the supersensible world
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    • Ancient art was mostly produced with meaningful symbols and
    • human being has no idea what it means to live in an endless
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    • the form of conceptual knowledge. By this is meant: whoever has
    • as is usually meant. Goethe had as a younger man turned to mere
    • work, containing specific meaning, which shouldn't only be
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    • means something which the human being represents basically as
    • in a normal life? I must straight away indicate the means which
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    • possess the means of giving man an explanation as to himself. People
    • when you are confronted with that which is meant to be representative
    • of a living organism. No one will understand what I mean by this, unless
    • is symbolically expressed in the structural forms, it means that in
    • will feel what the whole structure means. The attempt has here been
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    • an understanding of what is meant, then you will of course be wrong
    • change from Saturn formation into the Sun formation. I do not mean to
    • say that these pillars are symbolic of Saturn and Sun, I simply mean
    • in their actual inner reality by means of such simple forms. In this
    • have given a false meaning to that which this building is meant to express,
    • easily follow what I mean. But it becomes easier and easier as time
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    • an idea from these copies of what is meant by the paintings of the dome,
    • Certainly it does not mean
    • as such. To see blue means to feel an intense desire, longing, to go
    • red will always help if we wish to express physiognomy. But what I mean
    • from nature. But to break adrift from nature means to identify oneself
    • a question as: What does this or that mean? The inartistic man will
    • stand before this figure and say: What do there two or three heads mean
    • whatever with which to meet the question: What does that mean? —
    • attempt has been made to draw out of the colours just what is meant
    • been made to find the true Representative of, Humanity by every means
    • certainly find that which is meant to be expressed., may be experienced
    • about which man can enquire the meaning, but when you — rather,
    • And it means that true Spiritual Science is not understood if men will
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    • was looked upon in centuries long past, was by no means so
    • and just what is recorded in books by material means. It does
    • means that we find our will transformed, so that we know that
    • it has been noticed that this is what Goethe meant is still
    • Goethe had meant it to be accepted as such deep wisdom, he
    • profound wisdom, whereas Goethe simply means to represent how
    • from reaching the inner meaning of the Gospel. Why does the
    • appearance. This is what he means, and this is how it was
    • Thus, by means of the art he describes
    • of what was striven for olden times. By external means taken
    • books have no means of knowing why in the olden days Sun and
    • culture said ‘Silver’ he did not mean only what
    • we mean when we say ‘Silver’. In the language of
    • faculties, and he meant a certain kind of force-activity
    • the Gold, we live in Copper, we live in Silver. He meant
    • methods of investigation; then, with the means of modern
    • it! by external means we could make man more efficient. It
    • meaning and there is wisdom in human evolution; I have tried
    • in history happens — although often by means of most
    • meaning man imagines and he has to suffer much on the paths
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    • A voice from below answers (and this means
    • clambered for three hundred years. That means that Goethe
    • That means he
    • be no doubt that Nikolai is meant, he makes the
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    • By this means he sought to feel the union of the inner human
    • easily lead into luciferic channels it meant danger.
    • find some way, but was by no means clear how to find it.
    • shows how homunculi may be produced by means of certain
    • Paracelsus expressly assures us that by means of certain
    • by means of concepts — concepts that do not float in
    • By the ‘misty ages’ he means the Middle
    • expression, to ‘become young’ meant to ‘be
    • Spiritual Science gives us concepts by means of which we can
    • understanding is there, that it makes us see the meaning of
    • meaning of those words of Mephistopheles:
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    • import Goethe meaning is.
    • so full of meaning: “Mothers, Mothers! How strange that
    • those worlds, goes no farther than the means by which
    • he himself must undertake the action. But in what is meant to
    • set up by means of the whole earth, the current goes down
    • the one meaning of the sentence. The other is connected with
    • here with double meaning. Goethe employs this ambiguity
    • performed, ha meant to show that these impulses had already
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    • ask ourselves more precisely: “What is the meaning of
    • outwardly, whether by smoke or any other means. For him to
    • indicates his meaning with the greatest possible intensity.
    • without meaning that it is Mephistopheles who acts as
    • achieved by means of the impulse of Evil.
    • illusion of the economic life. What does he mean to tell us
    • illusion. Illusion lives — this was what Goethe meant
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    • not mean it trivially — as Faust's competitor or rival?
    • placed into the midst of evolution that which is meant to
    • into our consciousness. Only by this means is it possible to
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    • interplay of earthly forces, I mean that these divine beings
    • and to supply by means of your imagination what did not
    • are with our waking consciousness, no longer have meaning, As
    • earth. It has no meaning at all to talk of such things when
    • mean the physical vapour or the mist we have now, but this
    • myth means, this is what Goethe means. And his presentation
    • men; they first begin to have meaning when translated into
    • I could add, perhaps tomorrow. In the meantime I shall only
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    • then you will know what I mean by saying: In sleep you speak
    • meditation, a meditative dream, yet is full of meaning and,
    • the meaningful course these pictures take. If we pay
    • different. Cosmos is a word meaning beautiful world-order, as
    • humanity. For it means handing men over to the forces of
    • knowledge of the right-man by means of the left, we arrive at
    • one tooth. This implies that the senses are not meant to be
    • the hidden meaning to the observant by dint of contrasted
    • come to truth by means of mutually reflected concepts. Thus,
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    • a kind of supersensible entity, and that by means of the
    • what is earthly by means of a sound knowledge of the earth,
    • means directing the we to the phenomenon to what appears,
    • the phenomena; it means making merely a useful servant of
    • then too, my dear friends, by means of what this reflection
    • has not sufficient/go upon — it works with inadequate means.
    • at present an impossibility, it has not done so? It means
    • Christians and should be better ones, if what is meant by
    • one meaning and ran on one track. Then we accustom ourselves
    • with only one meaning and on only one track; it demands of us
    • only one meaning, with life that has only one meaning. There
    • dear friends, the world has not only one meaning. I do not
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    • Initiate, however, is meant to find there profound secrets of
    • great deal that is veiled, and is meant actually to introduce
    • means, such ideally conceived means as would. naturally be
    • concerning the nature of man. He was by no means one of those
    • Hercules. This meant that he sails out into the limitless,
    • any coast. For man today that has ceased to mean very much,
    • but for the Greek it meant entering a completely different
    • be transformed into Home. In the meantime, while they are on
    • answer the weighty question: What do you mean exactly by the
    • prefer to forgo the spirit — I mean, of course, only in
    • (1918). It is shown there how, and by means of what forces, a
    • he grows old with a certain gift. I mean here with a gift of
    • way, that outside lives the spirit, means nothing at all,
    • himself tried every means of approaching the secret of life
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    • then touch upon. I mean, the conclusion of the scene.
    • meant to be represented merely as a man striving after the
    • deeply into what Goethe meant to convey in his Homunculus,
    • us consider his more obvious meaning. In his Homunculus-idea
    • world-conception — by no means confined to what is
    • they mean, what they stand for, passes over into the
    • being shown by means of the sailor boys, and the Dorides who
    • shell-chariot of Galatea. There is deep meaning in the
    • century. By then he had grown older, and that means younger
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    • evil, in a way overcame it, by what men were meant to be in
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    • meaningful.
    • kind. That means we must actually be outside our physical body
    • believe to have certainty by means of an ordinary backward
    • that means, the dream must be strengthened.
    • knows that one makes them oneself. Then one is by no means a
    • realised what it means to experience oneself free of the body
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    • actual meaning is: “I am the god working continually from
    • - It actually means that a soul is inwardly strong because it
    • Here you have the meaningless: “Honour father and mother,
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    • milk from its mother it does not mean there is pain, but a
    • what it means when spiritual science considers not a single
    • of years, a spiritual and meaningful stages were reached. High
    • the body of Christ! How meaningful this becomes with reference
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    • can be investigated by means of instruments, there still
    • (apes). At that time this could but mean that man was descended
    • humanity. By this means everything of a spiritual nature became
    • means of help, since these two parts of his being have never
    • fairly bears out my meaning.
    • science means to ‘understand’ this atomic motion to its
    • the use of such means as serve for natural science we are
    • scientist perceives by means of his senses, but he is no
    • Yet, if they, by such means, obtain an insight into the
    • of a dream or by means of the senses. Let us, for instance,
    • convey to the seer a new meaning. In the language of the
    • who can grasp Goethe's meaning from this point of view will be
    • revealing, as it must, an entirely new meaning. According to
    • upon an error of thought. This error may be cleared up by means
    • those animals, down to the meanest living creatures, are but
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    • mainly in Europe. The time I mean lies in the 14th or 15th
    • was by no means yet accompanied by the same feeling with which
    • never have come to expression in the fullest sense: I mean the
    • 12th centuries, was by no means in a position merely to submit
    • evolved under the most appalling inner conflicts. I mean that
    • are dry. Those who wrote these works were by no means dry in
    • Speaking of the ghosts of the dead, they meant precisely what I
    • by no means very far behind us. Imagine a Scholastic thinker or
    • Meanwhile in others, who always sleep soundly because they are
    • under an influence which has really killed all meaning. To
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    • understand what it means. The peace of the world depends upon this,
    • telescopes, examine their substance by means of the spectroscope and
    • The meaning attaching to the word ‘deathlessness’ nowadays is very far
    • apparent — I mean the chest-structure. Try to conceive
    • of meaning. Once again, and this time in full consciousness not with
    • means without significance in life. In the following lectures we shall
    • consciousness means that the forces of nourishment and of growth are
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    • consciously, by means of the experiences described, what takes place
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    • brings with him through birth is brought out by these means. But it
    • in the period after death, with the means at the disposal of spiritual
    • you that I mean it seriously when I say that separation in space is no
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    • Meissen. ... Young Gottlieb, however, felt by no means at home in
    • by any means suit him. He observed that the manner in which the
    • meantime his benefactor Baron von Miltitz had died. The funds so
    • means the man to circumscribe within the limits of his profession
    • quarter. Meanwhile Fichte, again through Kant's intervention, had secured
    • can only grasp the inner meaning of my lectures by really reciting
    • for it must be admitted that Fichte was not by any means the
    • human spirit, would mean an offence against honour, not his
    • accept the resignation which Fichte had not really meant to
    • point the way towards a meaningless view of the world. The gist of
    • inability will mean small loss to them, and none to the world. It
    • will simply mean that they do not count in the process towards the
    • however, does not mean that there was any lack of harmony between
    • and by no means adopted a negative attitude towards it, is proved
    • intelligence. Only imagine what a blessing it would mean if such a
    • philosopher, Robert Zimmerman, by no means in accord with Fichte in his
    • self, if we mean to experience that existence in the spirit which
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    • Here he surveys the meaning of Christmas in past, present, and future.
    • Steiner goes on to outline the history and meaning of the traditional
    • what is meant to flow through the souls and hearts of man?
    • “What can this ‘Christ festival’ mean to us?”. And in their
    • festival of gifts cannot be said to have the same meaning as what the
    • Christmas festival meant to people for many centuries in the past.
    • life on earth, so that they can mean humanly as much as possible to
    • mood was achieved by the simplest means. But perhaps only the
    • what it would mean not to be allowed to participate in these Christmas
    • they presented with the simplest, most primitive means the holy
    • says, “The time has come, I see a little child”, this means
    • we find that people knew full well that something spiritual is meant
    • means to introduce the secrets of Christ into the hearts and souls of
    • more meaningful deepening of the soul. This is the same
    • Child in the manger. Today we need other means to awaken this mood in
    • in a primitive time. Today we need other means.
    • Now I ask you, please notice what this means: to call upon Nature in
    • Today we need to make use of other means. We need ways which will lead
    • and these candles, through the symbolism of their light, are meant to
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • have a beautiful, poetic picture that Western man knows and that means much
    • I do not mean to censure them — in whom this wonderful scene
    • the spiritual worlds, that it needs him to do this by means of the
    • full of meaning. (Are not the opening words of
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • what it means to be ripe for occult development: To be able to
    • for the benefit of my dear friends here in Finland, that I mean by
    • natural — this thinking activity was by no means always so
    • “fish,” it was by no means natural for primitive peoples
    • concepts is by no means natural to primitive races even in the
    • cannot now discuss what they really meant by it — that gold
    • prefaces it with the other chapters, he is by no means a dogmatist
    • Krishna means by this exhortation. He does not mean that the contents
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    • perception even though in a more hidden way. I mean that
    • free ourselves from them in quite another way if we really mean to
    • means we are struggling against the very forces that allow the images
    • who try to apply external means that can have certain effects in
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    • something else was still present in the self; I mean, primeval
    • power, by means of which there arises in the soul the instinctive
    • their time speculating on the meaning and purpose of life? How does
    • thought, for it is by no means so banal as it might appear at first
    • by means of the brain-bound intellect, something steals into his soul
    • soul life is meaningless if life really ends with death; if man has
    • meaningless, unreal, if the whole of existence were included between
    • of our description must remain meaningless for the physical world.
    • Perhaps he who uses words most lacking in meaning for the physical
    • of raising one's soul into the higher worlds than by means of vain
    • they became foolish in their fury. I mean the point where I had to
    • have no meaning to ask of a flower whether it is true or false, there
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    • fix our attention on a great law of existence, I mean what is called
    • what is meant by the cyclic course of life, for alongside the actual
    • came to an end with the discovery that by means of the spectroscope
    • thought is needed to understand anthroposophy. I mean the habit of
    • self-consciousness. Meanwhile people had to live quite differently
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    • the higher worlds the matter is by no means so self-evident. I have
    • higher worlds, however, we do not perceive by means of sense organs
    • wonderful way, so filled with meaning. For those who are able to
    • really means when a new impulse is given for a new epoch in the
    • be reached through Yoga, we shall begin to lay hold on the meaning
    • are able to do by means of what is given, for example, in our occult
    • who can think specifically, “all mankind” by no means
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    • know in himself those forces that are the actual means of knowledge.
    • a certain unconsciousness. I mean the forces having to do with the
    • in such a way as to give it sense and meaning for those who can
    • construction. I do not mean to lay this down as a general rule for
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    • in abundance, but not a deep perception of its meaning. This is
    • approach to the meaning of that poem than to the deeper contents of
    • whatever. I do not mean to say anything against it, rather I would
    • meaning. We can understand how the Eastern man looks up with
    • dreamlike, picture consciousness, by no means the same as it was in
    • depths of the future for them. I mean what we call Imaginative
    • out the meaning of concepts in commentaries. He would just set to
    • sattwa, rajas, tamas is meant a certain kind of living one's way into
    • a little nearer to an idea of their meaning. When man today
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    • is permeated by feelings and shades of meaning saturated with ideas of sattwa,
    • constitution meat is essentially a tamas food, but the Indian meant
    • his surroundings meant not only a certain understanding of the outer
    • world, it also meant bringing to life his own inner being. He felt it
    • person. To follow his teaching exclusively means to strive for the
    • progress of humanity. To understand the Christ means not merely to
    • become a means of shedding light on all religions. He must learn to
    • in this way do we understand what it means to seek a unity in all
    • have tried by means of a particular instance to indicate how
  • Title: Mysteries of the East: Lecture 1
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    • means of experiencing what lies behind them. "Opinions" and
    • harm, and by this means he can go very far along the Way. The path to
    • figure in ordinary soul-life must all become a means to higher
    • them a means to higher ends. In ordinary life a man looks out on a
    • a means of experiencing what lies behind them.
    • object of the life of the soul, thinking must become merely a means to
    • certain stage of Initiation these opinions no longer have any meaning
    • we develop so assiduously for the physical plane can be only a means
    • in themselves but a means of expressing what he wants to say in his
    • themselves; for the Initiate they become the means of expressing what
    • when the entire soul-life is reduced to being a means, instead of
    • by means of definite meditations. It can be done. Only, generally
    • expressions have a valid meaning and can be rendered somewhat as
    • phrases mean and must be capable, so to speak, of living in two worlds
    • what is meant by having “come into contact with Death”, by
    • the Initiated a mere means to an end. Let us try now to be quite clear
    • experiences of his soul. All this must become merely a means, as soon
    • things with the usual and familiar means ceases completely. Try to
    • vault of heaven at all. This means that the first moment in the
    • to the Gate of Death.” For the person knows now what is meant by
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    • falls at once into unconsciousness. This means that in normal life the
    • entry — which means that even in this realm one can discern good
    • fall. And behold, Frau Professor Schleiden was by no means in
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    • enters by means of this training into the spiritual worlds; and there
    • to his having prepared himself by means of his yearning for the
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    • Creative Word and its meaning, which represent the ground-forces of
    • meant in any figurative sense. In our own time it must be said that
    • by this means can human soul-development advance fruitfully from the
    • searches with the means normally available to-day, the more does he
    • that means we shall draw into our inner being such a self as will be a
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • no means comfortable, man still lived with his head in the heavens.
    • said to the High Priest: Shem-Ham-Phores, which means: What is his
    • Joph, meaning God, Nature, Man; or again, the inexpressible
    • forces by means of which humanity en masse passed from the
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    • body by means of his blood, just as the plant works with the carbonic
    • The interest of the Gods is the element of human love by means of
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    • guiding his way by means of this organ. His perceptions were of a
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture V: Yoga In East and West
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    • his etheric body and by this means ‘affix his seal’ to the
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    • ancient and have been used for centuries by Initiates. Their meaning
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    • Cana, water is changed into wine. The symbolic meaning of this miracle
    • wine was the means to this end.
    • significance must be attached.) Such, too, is the symbolic meaning of
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    • evolution. The esoteric meaning of the Washing of the Feet is that
    • To identify oneself with all beings does not mean that the body is to
    • following comparison will give us some idea of what is meant. We
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    • which manifests itself by their means in an especial manner to the
    • by means of another organ.
    • being bereft of the physical body, has no means of satisfying them.
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    • etheric body by means of fasting. Harmony is brought into life
    • new meaning to the incarnations occurring in them. 2,160 years is
    • to the body of the world as it were upon a Cross. What is the meaning of
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    • meaning. It becomes more and more possible to decipher the meaning of
    • Runic scripts — every letter of which has ideographic meaning
    • means of which man was enabled to penetrate the world of Devachan. A
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    • thought limited to the search for food and means for defending his
    • by means of an inherent, plastic force. The further we go into the
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIV: The Logos and Man
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    • perceive by means of the senses but by the sympathy which makes us
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    • The spinal column of the animal is in the horizontal. It is by means
    • abstract these three layers by means of our thinking, we would then
    • of the moon. If one is able by means of concentration to attain a
    • These various layers are connected by means of rays which unite the
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    • birth as we know it, but by some other means. Certain parts of the
    • world by means of the senses owes its existence to the Luciferian
    • St. Paul meant when he said that freedom and love are the highest
    • them. Karma and Christ — the means of salvation and the Saviour.
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    • beautiful language. This was what Angelus Silesius meant when
    • what is called meditation. This means that the soul sinks
    • sets forth the means whereby his soul was led to perception
    • it; so it is meant.
    • is what it means: The Word came forth, came forth out of the
    • primal forces. Thus “in the beginning” means:
    • seven meanings. For the mystic, immersed in contemplation it
    • has however this meaning: The knowledge, the Word which
    • does it mean to say: something becomes conscious. Can we
    • will use a crude comparison to make clear what I mean. You
    • John means nothing more nor less than what is described in
    • able in this way to find the deeper meaning of the John
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    • means, when he says:
    • Christianity attains its real meaning when it is followed as
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    • meaning on the gospel, but that by means of occult teaching
    • sayings. This does not mean that the ordinary person cannot
    • Meanwhile the consciousness of a person who has passed
    • people. All these names have a hidden meaning. For instance,
    • meaning when one spoke of souls initiated to the fifth grade.
    • grade. This means that he had learned to know what for us men
    • the fig tree, I saw thee.’” This means, we are
    • mean to be born anew and to see the Kingdom of God? It means
    • eternal core of one's being is awakened. What does it mean to
    • enter the kingdom of heaven? It means to see not only the
    • a comparison. Take it literally. To be born means to proceed
    • meaning of ordinary life. It could be quite easy for someone
    • heaven, which means to be born again. Man has to go through
    • realise that everything we do by means of our eyes, ears and
    • meant.
    • God of Jacob, it was the higher self that was meant. One can
    • Think, if someone meant what is supposed to be said here: The
    • noble meaning.
    • John. This is significant. Let us clarify the meaning of this
    • Peter, James and John — up a mountain: this means into
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    • brotherhoods; ordinary people were meant to have only the fruits of
    • means by which an Initiate could work in those times. For instance,
    • though the reader had not consciously taken in their meaning. Trithemius
    • to satisfy idle curiosity or inquisitiveness; it was meant to be put
    • means of growth and so forth. This is the etheric body.
    • us to show what this means.
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    • It is by no means useless
    • has been written about this saying, but to the pupil its true meaning
    • Goethe means the spirit
    • the world of Devachan. We can see that this is indeed what Goethe means
    • external means. Hence they often play a part in spiritualistic
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture III: Life of the Soul in Kamaloka
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    • means of enjoyment: thus we need gums and so forth in order to eat.
    • death. But the man no longer has any means of satisfying his desires,
    • All the Gospel sayings have a deep meaning, and we come to know their
    • meaning in Kamaloka. During his life a man does not merely do things
    • These rays indicate the forces by means of which a man gains power over
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    • This means that there
    • something important was connected, for it meant that the Sun's rays
    • by the light for the light.” He means that light is the creator
    • his tasks in Devachan; but he has many others also. He is by no means
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    • by lesson-books or verbal teaching, but by means of example and imitation.
    • and in feeling is the best means of education at this stage. It is not
    • couldn't do anything because it would mean interfering with the state
    • reincarnation. This does not mean that each one must bear the consequence
    • mankind, this means that he does not understand karma. The same is true
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    • use anyone as a means to an end but has to treat everyone as an end
    • of the Huns, is called in the Nordic language, Atli — meaning someone
    • way; and this meant that many passages were not expounded but undermined.
    • ago a “nervous” man meant one with iron nerves. Simply from
    • the change in the meaning of the word you can see that something quite
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • surrounds us: this means that man at one time contained everything within
    • mission of evil. In all such relationships there is a deep meaning.
    • By this means the members of his being learnt how to acquire good eyes,
    • will have to be a karmic adjustment between them, which means that the
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    • that this meant 343. The Secret Doctrine gives the riddle but not the
    • In the meantime, however, man had gained the power to separate something
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    • means after millions of years — the Earth became more solid. The
    • Meanwhile, the Earth had
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    • — he meant their books — “from which you learn the
    • that he must seek for God with his spirit. That is in fact the meaning
    • with the Godhead; religere means to re-unite.
    • world by means of the laws of nature they had discovered, they had to
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    • of fellowship, which means overcoming all regard for your own Ego if
    • to listen to him. By this means his own powers are enhanced, and his
    • dreams have a meaning, but not that of experiences in waking life. When
    • that your dreams become more regular and meaningful. Above all, you
    • what he sees is true. This means that it is wrong to use dream-pictures
    • has a consistent meaning. But when you reach a certain stage, one image
    • has available certain means through which he can bring this harmony
    • The means available consist
    • This means preventing, at least for a short time every day, all sorts
    • Tranquillity means that you are master of yourself in the most intense
    • from its ordinary meaning. During occult development you must never
    • experiences; by this means your physical and etheric bodies will be
    • higher powers through some artificial means without attending to all
    • the means available on the physical plane. A penetrative thinking can
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    • private means whose capital is invested without his knowledge in a
    • nothing, is especially hard to carry out. It means that the pupil
    • means the observance of religious customs. In India, where these rules
    • 3. Asanam means
    • surroundings.” What does this mean? We breathe the air in, use it
    • poison; and this means that with every breath we draw we are dealing death
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    • by this means we cannot reach the higher self. When we look into ourselves
    • to know the Divine. “Know thyself” means also “Overcome
    • pupil should find no book too difficult; if he does, it means only that
    • All this stimulates the Imagination, and by this means the pupil
    • means one comes to see things surrounded by their astral element.
    • example will show you more exactly what I mean. With the close of the
    • between Microcosm and Macrocosm is emphasised. This means the
    • self-development, when the pupil is taken out of himself by means of each
    • for birth, who worked their way down into the physical world by means
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    • understood to mean any dilettantish interference by one side into the
    • work of the other side. It certainly does not mean that the
    • consciousness means that you are intervening directly in the ordering
    • say, a fever is suddenly lowered by some therapeutic means. In this
    • can it mean that they work together? Surely not that the priest does
    • work together. It means that one offers help to the other out of
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    • the meaning of the first verse of the Gospel of St. John: “In
    • the beginning was the Word.” “The Word” is meant
    • priest must find ways and means to relate to what such a person
    • conceptions of health and illness cease to have any meaning. If such
    • have no meaning in a higher sense. For as a matter of fact, very much
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    • abnormal conditions do not have such meanings in our everyday speech.
    • and draws the intestines out with it. This means that the person
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    • super-sensible worlds into the sense world: that means, they combine
    • What does that mean?
    • stars, acquires meaning for human comprehension. And one begins to
    • instance, a person thirty-five years old — and I mean
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    • concerned and we should find the means — physical, soul, and
    • spiritual means — to cure what is already pathological. It is
    • place in a human being's karma, although it may mean misery in that
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    • once what I mean.
    • accordingly. It was based on finding the means to bring out of the
    • cruelly. Even as a boy he tormented them, he was mean to them; in
    • — namely, that illness comes from sin — which means that
    • This does not mean one becomes sentimental and goes calling on a
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    • If one had no other means of investigation
    • cannot reach the human being by this means, because in human life in
    • means that modern science provides it is not possible to gain an
    • means of modern science at our disposal.
    • research they are able to do in this field with physical means, and
    • can merely mean anger. On the other hand, what piles up there because
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    • is by no means a childish image to think of the sun as a receptacle
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    • are permeated by ego — that means, by all the hierarchies who
    • etheric bodies. In other words, to be a materialist means in a finer
    • spiritualism does not by any means offer a remedy for materialism,
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    • direction. This means that in the course of time there is a gradual
    • has come back to the same spot. That means after a certain period of
    • days, which would mean 360 human lives. Then we would get 360 human
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    • spiritual research that has meaning when humankind once more
    • physical-earth world than they were originally meant to. Although
    • “upper and lower gods.” What does that mean? We have
    • essential to us means that nature preserves in the sleeping human
    • medicine in this sense and as it was meant in this pastoral medicine
    • meaning of Christ's path after the death on Golgotha. For his going
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    • understood to mean any dilettantish interference by one side into the
    • work of the other side. It certainly does not mean that the
    • consciousness means that you are intervening directly in the ordering
    • say, a fever is suddenly lowered by some therapeutic means. In this
    • can it mean that they work together? Surely not that the priest does
    • work together. It means that one offers help to the other out of
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    • the meaning of the first verse of the Gospel of St. John: “In
    • the beginning was the Word.” “The Word” is meant
    • priest must find ways and means to relate to what such a person
    • conceptions of health and illness cease to have any meaning. If such
    • have no meaning in a higher sense. For as a matter of fact, very much
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    • abnormal conditions do not have such meanings in our everyday speech.
    • and draws the intestines out with it. This means that the person
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    • supersensible worlds into the sense world: that means, they combine
    • What does that mean?
    • stars, acquires meaning for human comprehension. And one begins to
    • instance, a person thirty-five years old — and I mean
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    • concerned and we should find the means — physical, soul, and
    • spiritual means — to cure what is already pathological. It is
    • place in a human being's karma, although it may mean misery in that
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    • once what I mean.
    • accordingly. It was based on finding the means to bring out of the
    • cruelly. Even as a boy he tormented them, he was mean to them; in
    • — namely, that illness comes from sin — which means that
    • This does not mean one becomes sentimental and goes calling on a
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    • MEANS OF INVESTIGATION than that provided by modern science, one
    • cannot reach the human being by this means, because in human life in
    • means that modern science provides it is not possible to gain an
    • means of modern science at our disposal.
    • research they are able to do in this field with physical means, and
    • can merely mean anger. On the other hand, what piles up there because
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    • is by no means a childish image to think of the sun as a receptacle
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    • are permeated by ego — that means, by all the hierarchies who
    • etheric bodies. In other words, to be a materialist means in a finer
    • spiritualism does not by any means offer a remedy for materialism,
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    • direction. This means that in the course of time there is a gradual
    • has come back to the same spot. That means after a certain period of
    • days, which would mean 360 human lives. Then we would get 360 human
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    • spiritual research that has meaning when humankind once more
    • physical-earth world than they were originally meant to. Although
    • “upper and lower gods.” What does that mean? We have
    • essential to us means that nature preserves in the sleeping human
    • medicine in this sense and as it was meant in this pastoral medicine
    • meaning of Christ's path after the death on Golgotha. For his going
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    • the means of expression for moving, weaving spirit which, during the
    • as a means of manifestation, a force of very revelation which, as it
    • near to the meaning of that word. Where can we turn for help? The
    • spirit. And anyone who wishes to grasp the meaning of the word bara,
    • quickens itself inwardly; then we have what expresses the meaning of
    • reach in some measure the meaning of this archetypal word
    • meaning and a definite goal. What was this meaning and this goal?
    • can only have a meaning, if during its course something arises which
    • there would be a meaningless existence, and unless the Hebrew sage of
    • would have regarded its genesis as meaningless. Through the coming
    • the potent meaning of the ancient Bible words. Let us consider those
    • our souls in the next few days as the true meaning of those
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    • — without form and void. To understand what is meant by
    • meaning of the phrase inadequately translated as without form and
    • earth evolution means that the light, which it still had so long as
    • help to bring out the meaning.) And if you think of the energy of
    • the meaning of the verb used here to convey what the spirit does in
    • activity of brooding conveys today is not what is meant. What is
    • meant to be conveyed is the activity of the outraying warmth. As
    • means of the warmth element into the other elementary states. When
    • you think of this, you have a picture of what is meant by the words:
    • this higher ether permeates the sound-ether just as the meaning of
    • transforms tone into a word full of meaning; then you will have some
    • sound-ether and giving meaning to it — the Word which
    • I mean, what he is to the spiritual scientist, not to ordinary
    • — a script which by means of its very characters is capable of
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    • moment indicated by those meaningful words of the Bible: And God
    • sea over the true meaning of the impressive words of Genesis. Thus we
    • This word means something which should not be interpreted in a
    • phenomenal sense — it simply means the separation of two
    • exact rendering of what is meant; the Elohim separated what tends to
    • it means is that the plant nature was there in the form of group-souls,
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    • standpoint, without further reference to well-meant objections. In
    • externally by means of warmth, light and air. It is somewhat as if we
    • a Being who disseminates this warmth, and finds thereby means of
    • Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters really mean that
    • had to say about the real meaning of the words with which our Bible
    • those who try to find a way out by giving a geological meaning to
    • meaning of the word yom, which is usually translated as
    • not mean periods of time, but Beings. They mean that a first Aeon
    • Aeons, they meant Beings guiding development in succession, one
    • Tuesday and so on, one did not mean simply periods of time, but the
    • “day,” to mean a spiritual Being; then you have the
    • first day.” We shall only understand the still deeper meaning
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    • time which is what the word “day” means now, but refers to the
    • particular stage of development, it means something; it has
    • does it really mean to be awake? All the activity of our souls, all
    • And lay'lah does not mean our abstract night, but lay'lah are the Saturn
    • circumference. That means that through the constellations of the
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    • means of making existence comprehensible. We must be clear that when
    • meaning when we can penetrate through all the details of that
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    • images of outer objects by means of external perception. But that
    • greater error if in these early stages by some means or other it were
    • Let there be light, it meant that something new had happened, that
    • document there is nothing superfluous, nothing meaningless. If only
    • to ascribe to it nothing that is not pregnant with meaning, to take
    • still an echo of what it meant. The word “beautiful”
    • covers all words in all languages which mean that an inner spiritual
    • element reveals itself in an external form. To be beautiful means
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    • learn to understand more exactly what “Adam” means. The
    • what this means. When today can we study the laws of the astral body,
    • meaning in complete harmony with what clairvoyant investigation has
    • Jahve-Elohim, to enable them to fulfil the meaning of earth
    • the deeper meaning behind this, and only Spiritual Science will
    • influence. To express more precisely what we mean by this, we must
    • understand what this means if we say that man's life of wish, of
    • true meaning of the Bible, and so clear the way for the tremendous
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    • could not have given to man his true earthly meaning. All that we
    • — that by no means all human souls abandoned the
    • developed further. But meanwhile, on the earth, those who, as the
    • souls were preserved on the earth. By that means the etheric and
    • night: he made the stars also. For by the stars are meant the
    • water, which means that it is far denser than the earth. It therefore
    • with this moon-nature, it means that it is Jahve-Elohim who has
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    • the meaning of the words translated male and female created he
    • (phtheiresthai). By this he meant to say, “Of course,
    • principle.” That is the meaning of the word
    • actually mean? We only understand it aright if we realise that this
    • evolution. That is what is meant by rest from earthly work, by the
    • reasonable meaning for it. Anyone who claims to do so had better not
    • which means “subsequent generations”;
    • discoverable by external means, and the farther back we go in
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    • such traditions were a means for bringing to expression man's
    • worlds beyond the earth. And there is deeper meaning still in this
    • who could not be persuaded of the meaning of the Christ Impulse by
    • the gate of death means can be understood only from the point of view
    • connection aright would mean a very great deal for us; only it is
    • be placed in the realm of reality, then Christianity has meaning;
    • Christianity has no meaning. It is important that people should face
    • all their depth of meaning and to be ready to contemplate the
    • a world-catastrophe is upon us. I do not mean merely the catastrophe
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    • least of all is it possible by means of compromises — which are
    • this hatred of the spirit means to-day, what nationalism means to-day!
    • King” which appears on every ministerial decree, really mean
    • — that and that alone can give meaning to present existence.
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    • and everywhere else? It is all a means of providing humanity with food
    • could not immediately be understood. To grasp the full meaning of this
    • means are incapable of portraying an Event which is an affair of the
    • So stood the Cross, weighty with solemn meaning,
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    • The all-embracing wisdom by means of which in the first centuries
    • this Chrestos was meant to kindle in the soul the power that makes man
    • triumphant from the inmost being. The sight of pain was meant to
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    • that which was possible later on. It is not without meaning that at
    • external means what value was placed upon the testimony: I have had a
    •  “by earthly means, but only by means higher than those
    •  “for the first time received its true meaning and purpose,
    •  “beyond the comprehension of earthly means of perception,
    • through faith what I can never know by earthly means. This is a
    • be fathomed merely by earthly means.” A man is lacking, even were
    • embrace only what can be grasped by earthly means. To perceive the
    • perceive, by means of the crude outer materiality. This was a
    • which lie at the opposite pole. We must understand what it means that
    • the sacrament at the altar was conceived as a means of pointing to the
    • the Bible, can obviously have no meaning unless meaning is imbued into
    • the human destiny of birth and death, the earth received its meaning
    • the inner forces of the soul. All the means, therefore, at the
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    • This will help you to understand what I mean when I tell you that the
    • It is also significant — and here again I mean something more
    • meaning of Christmas in the light of the Mystery-knowledge. If from a
    • ancient human times. If meanwhile he has lost consciousness of the
    • What will the Christ Mystery, the Christ Deed, come to mean in the
    • no means far distant, man will find that the physical world is losing
    • To confront a reality that is unrecognisable, means to be shattered
    • To know Christ means to know man as a spiritual being. To be filled
    • with the Christ Mystery in the future will mean that Christianity as
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    • insight how the festivals are meant to link the soul with all that
    • understand what this means we shall have to penetrate into deep
    • legends. But so profound is their truth that we need all the means
    • meaning as that of Easter — then the soul will realise something
    • of what it means to live no longer within its own narrow, personal
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    • of meaning as the Easter festival is that they make our hearts and
    • without meaning that Faust is called back by the Easter bells from the
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    • these lectures the meaning of the altar in early Christianity.
    • around it; it has no means of expressing what is going on within it or
    • world-history people are meant to learn through Spiritual Science, to
    • ceasing to have a right meaning. Something that held good in earlier
    • significance. Hence anyone who thoroughly understands the meaning of
    • other questions must be put: Does faith, as such, mean anything for
    • would soon see what it means for evolution. By losing the forces of
    • what have they meant for people up to now? They have been something
    • the clouds, interpreted His meaning in a materialistic way.
    • meant to gather together a large number of people, until fulfilment
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    • so full of meaning, so infinitely deep and holy. They compensated for
    • means the re-awakening of faculties that will lead the soul once more
    • does not mean neglecting — let us say — mere theories; it is
    • refusing to look into Spiritual Science, or Anthroposophy, means
    • ego must come for all souls; but it will mean disaster for those who
    • means is to harmonise what has been said in successive epochs, just as
    • region, by means of all kinds of perfected appliances, something for
    • thoughts are cheerless; more-over, since we have had our present means
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    • nothing of it by human means, goes somewhat further. If one does not
    • that by means of ordinary knowledge, we can really know but very
    • acquire between birth and death through the external means of the
    • fashion individually. That means that when at birth we enter the
    • For as you know, no man can with ordinary physical means of cognition
    • precisely the means by which we retain our Ego-consciousness after
    • long, long labour, and is accomplished by means of forces of the
    • I am saying, than I know myself. But what I mean is this — and I
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    • spiritual means. The trust in our cause that we require, will often be
    • those times. That means that the events to which we have alluded, are
    • and again leveled against us that with the accepted means of cognition
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    • everything which can be experienced by means of the interaction with
    • view. By what means does it come about in the general cosmic relations
    • exists in the astral body a true thought, I mean a kind of knowledge
    • does it mean for his epoch when a man, as in the case quoted, really
    • of being.’ What do I really mean by this? Nowadays hardly
    • of it. ‘Existence’ means the forcible realisation of that
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    • bear upon this outer reality of his. And if at any time by some means
    • without by means of its physical embodiments, becomes nothing but a
    • do they mean to him? Now in spiritual investigation when such a
    • For it always meant the flashing up of something beautiful for the
    • other souls and relates itself to us. That really means the insertion
    • not form this friendship for its own sake, but as a means to something
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    • ordinary consciousness. By means of a widening of this consciousness
    • certain meaning for us — we are unconsciously conscious.
    • memory. That does not mean that we necessarily lose our memory on
    • acquiring spiritual sight, but it does mean as already characterised
    • secrets of nature by means of reflection, but by quite different
    • means. If, as I have described in my public lectures, we strengthen
    • ultimate aim of the Path of the Gods.’ He meant that when we are
    • — I mean this to be taken in the above-mentioned sense, for that
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    • Cosmic elements, we are enabled to create the organ by means of which
    • investigating it by means of critical knowledge. And many to-day call
    • shall just make clear to you, by means of the same comparison of the
    • expound all these things to man by means of thoughts of infinite
    • just said: that the Christ can be known by spiritual means — thus
    • whole meaning and significance of our conception of the world. And
    • There lies a deeper meaning in this when it is said — as we have
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    • became visible to themselves. By means of the so-called Kundalini Fire
    • now become their servant. Not many people understand the meaning of
    • by means of stories. Even today such teachers have a concept of what
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    • activity we usually mean something very general. The esotericist
    • they are extremely numerous they balance each other. By means of an
    • creating willing servants by this means. It is the rule of white
    • continual self-knowledge, self-observation. By this means, at the
    • receives a quite other significance. This is what is meant by the
    • have the sign ICH to express the inmost being of man. By this means a
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    • We can regard plants and lower animals as the means whereby higher
    • The plant has its roots in the mental plane and man by means of his
    • not know the means whereby it can be achieved. Rationalised
    • consciousness can direct the means. Blavatsky says quite rightly: ‘A
    • The real meaning of the cross is infinitely deep. The old sagas also
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    • the mineral kingdom by artificial means. In the Fourth Round man can
    • new remedies are sought by means of experiment, in which one tests
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    • Maha-para-nirvana plane one acquired another means of perception. When
    • element, one finds oneself on the Nirvana plane. Nirvana means
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    • first the pure man had found no means of incarnating on the earth. He
    • and has thus become a creator, is called a Bodhisattva, which means a
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    • the former means of reproduction. Through speech man propagates
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    • child he must learn to write. The stream of culture has meanwhile
    • various occasions. ‘On the mountain’ means: in the mystery, in the
    • reincarnation. By his coming again Christ means his reappearance in
    • that rebirth has meaning. The human being is reborn approximately
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    • something lives in us which is beyond space and time. This is a means,
    • dream means to turn towards the inner Deva-forces. Man dreams almost
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    • The origin of the physical body. The Kundalini fire as means of
    • adapted itself to its environment by means of a hard shell that it had
    • the organ of consciousness. That means the paths he had previously
    • Everything that is now known only by means of anatomy was at that time
    • his way by means of intellect and concepts — but the Master spoke
    • for ten hours. By this means he very soon progressed so far that he
    • by means of the driving, organising power of the astral body.
    • physical environment. The word ‘verwesen’ (decay) does not mean only a
    • body. The Dutch word ‘Lichaam’ does not mean ‘Leichnam’ (corpse) but
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    • heavens and the earth.’ This means: The God of the Beginnings, who
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    • powerful means of developing devachanic organs. In no way can
    • means of awakening the organs for Devachan exists other than spiritual
    • existence’ means, will now become clear to us. Before we descended to
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    • language of symbols. No value was laid on the spoken word as a means
    • order by their means to mount still higher to a complete
    • is meant everything that lives itself out in the will. In these three
    • domains the mediaeval esotericist saw the means for the further
    • meaning of Nidana is string, loop.) There are three groups which
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    • world by means of another activity having a form quite different from
    • we explain the world by means of thought, this world-explanation is
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    • speak, then he is a Chela, an occult pupil. To be a Master means: To
    • must think in pictures, in images; that means ‘to imagine’. In this
    • expression there already lies what is meant: ‘By means of a certain
    • it reveals itself to the senses; it is however created by means of
    • actual is meant. This spirit who stands behind everything living is
    • means ‘heil sein’, to be well: it expresses the fact that the Spirit
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    • beings with its rays ... [Gap in text ...]. If one had found the means
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    • The overpowering of a human being by means of hypnotism is a still
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    • are united. To be a black magician means to develop more and more the
    • there, but the means for its satisfaction are not to be found.
    • something living, by no means a rigid automaton.
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    • feeling known outwardly by means of an action and yet we can feel
    • what the following means: ‘I need no other person in order to know
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    • force. The astral body is built up by means of the pictures of the
    • Meanwhile the astral body has become ever finer and finer, so that at
    • Meanwhile in the upper region the opposite evolutionary processes have
    • means looking out into the surrounding world. Man now consists of four
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    • When in Christian esotericism we speak of Power we mean ‘going through
    • meaning through living consciousness, then once more religions will be
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    • others would be too quickly spiritualised through Lucifer. Means of
    • Deep meaning lies in many other things. The separation of the Moon
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    • produces by means of combining. When out of one substance something
    • nothing. Creation out of nothing is however not meant in such a way as
    • thoughts through clearly, we have the meaning of church ritual: that
    • except such as have meaning, whereby meaningful beings arise on the
    • would produce meaningless creatures for the next Globe. This is Karma
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    • The sense of sight perceives by means of the light ether the objects
    • order to illuminate the world for him. The divine being had no means
    • being was the mediator for the Godhead. The latter wished by means of
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    • to wish to arrest such things. The appropriate and serviceable means
    • brotherhood dissolves what streams into the world as means of decay,
    • spirit was called: Air, Wind = Pneuma. Pneuma means a current of air
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    • gained from minerals, that is to say, by means of a chemical process.
    • This is indicated in Genesis. What is it that was gained by means of a
    • wine. By means of a mineral-chemical process something was produced
    • stage of development. This means that we stand before a new so-called
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    • beginning of the Atlantean civilisation there were no tools. By means
    • teaching of the Brahmans became is by no means only religion in the
    • The Indian teaching was expressed in the Vedas. ‘Veda’ means the same
    • consciousness developed that one does not master nature only by means
    • were called Druids: Drys means Oak. The strong oak was the symbol of
    • powerful way. Esau is still a hairy man, that means he represents the
    • but what must of necessity come about. ‘Israel’ means: He who leads
    • man to the invisible God, who dwells within. Isra-el: El means the
    • Jesus Christ was a native of Galilee ... ‘Galilean’ means: ‘The
    • Stranger’, someone who does not really belong; ‘Galilee’ means a small
    • provide the means, the human material for what is here being founded
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    • does not mean that the human riddle can be solved by means of natural
    • authority. Instead of winning affection by means of personal
    • postulating abstract ideas and concepts, but by means of pictures.
    • the basis for society. This is what we mean when we say we must solve
    • Anthroposophy acts not by means of sermons, exhortations, or
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Soul and the Animal Soul
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    • been given. In the meantime let it be emphasized that when life and
    • said that thinking can apprehend what is meant when reference is made
    • What do we really mean when we speak of “spirit”? We
    • soul experiences of the animal. This means that soul experience in
    • means of it he instructs his organs afresh, teaching them what they
    • occurs, this can only mean that the etheric body cannot carry out an
    • of his soul, the means to struggle against bodily pain; whereas the
    • That is what Goethe meant by the words: “The animal is
    • points the way to, and is the seed for, the future, the means whereby
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    • in the fact that — I beg you not to misunderstand me, I mean
    • consciousness. Meanwhile we find in the animal the expression of how
    • the word content. To give you an example of what I mean, really not
    • development of a concept is quite a different story from the means of
  • Title: Lecture I: Human Questions and Cosmic Answers
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    • Mysteries. That was why they relied upon other and more external means
    • paper in front of him, and by means of the human brain alone solve the
    • By means of an initiation suited to modern times, however, we are
    • True, he receives external impressions by means of his senses, but
    • consideration merely its physical aspect. By such means the intellect
    • out of them, then we have the means to prove how such a powder is
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    • meant. For it must not be thought that in these happenings the actual
    • rightly what is meant when, in what follows, I shall be speaking of
    • sent out into the universe, were the means whereby the Mars-forces
    • infinitely varied. They meant nothing at all unless a man was inspired
    • is an answer to a question asked by means of ritualistic acts.
    • means of which, from out of the spirit, we permeate our bones and
    • If, therefore, a man speaks out of real knowledge of copper as a means
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    • with their ordinary meanings is an absurdity.
    • existence — to understand, by means of all the faculties we
    • understood by means of the faculties acquired only on the Earth; it
    • earth by means of the senses. It is quite understandable that he
    • meaning for him. As long as the words of human language have to be
    • of the mystery of number, because even number itself has meaning only
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    • We must therefore be clear in our mind what it means to study the
    • earth in terms of geology. It means forgoing at once any chance of
    • no means coincide with the slate-formation, just as, for instance, a
    • this slaty formation by means of spiritual investigation. Then we
    • tendency to skeleton-formation. I do not mean that they have a strong
    • and slate element — by which, of course, I mean the inner forces
    • physical and chemical means. In reality, carbon is the element which
    • This means that a constant struggle is waged in us between the forces
    • meant when it was said that lead is to be found everywhere in nature.
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • evolution of humanity — I mean the moment in relation to world
    • no means personal to me.
    • to life. How could anyone with genuine feeling for what it means for a
    • modern soul. Let us consider an early Greek soul. Let us try by means
    • would mean applying rigid concepts of the intellect to all that lives
    • presenting the matter out of himself, quite freely, by means of his
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • by means of what we may term “the perceiving of worlds outside
    • belonging to the soul and to illustrate it by means of the following
    • in the body that one only succeeds in reaching by means of a journey
    • and all the enrichment that it means for man. We do not acquire much
    • objectively and is there, yet it would be meaningless to speak of this
    • initiated like other initiates, of Whom it would be quite meaningless
    • that anyone possesses through the body by means of which we speak in
    • Individuality without the aid of education, simply by means of
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • hate” he does not mean a burning like the burning of a fire in
    • the super-sensible worlds are concerned, but it would have no meaning
    • called desires, but by means of a real process. If the clairvoyant
    • beautiful and ugly with approximately the meaning we have in the world
    • case, and between ugly and untrue in the other, loses all meaning. So
    • form some idea of what is meant when, for the sake of simplicity, we
    • can be learned during incarnation has no further meaning.” It is
    • meaning. If this becomes a living feeling, then one has a living
    • mystery play, The Guardian of the Threshold, is meant to be
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • the means described in
    • fast in memory what has been experienced.” To be immortal means
    • that.” Were we unable to speak thus, it would mean a break, a
    • thing will be noticed, that, when by means of any particular measure
    • make this clear by means of a comparison.
    • astral body, means in the first place that one feels oneself to be a
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • the life that runs its course by means of external natural forces
    • outside them,” lose all meaning. You are with them, just
    • is a feeling that perhaps I can picture to you by means of a contrast.
    • works of the world as a reflection, an echo. What I mean is that if a
    • something else accompanies it. It is only by means of a concept that I
    • the words before and after cease to have meaning because as you go to
    • before and after have ceased to have meaning. If I now use the
    • there an eternal being has no meaning for spiritual consciousness.
    • Real meaning lies in something quite different. What underlies
    • because there they cease to have any meaning. There we have to speak
    • existence has acquired meaning. Do you think it unnatural that when he
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • investigated by means of the scientific methods recognised today about
    • done. I should like here to describe what I mean by a comparison. By
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    • Christ, who gave the earth its meaning by working from within the
    • existence understanding must come after seeing. That is by no means
    • From the whole spirit and meaning of these lectures, it will have
    • able by means of education to read and write, and the public at large
    • confiding love, so that — and I mean this in a higher sense there
    • you appreciate the whole meaning of what is said in
    • means of initiation he comes to direct experience and perception in
    • with the cosmos; by means of this we should keep in view how the
    • more comprehensive picture than is possible by means of mere theories
    • the means given in the etheric. What thus we are allowed to tell of
    • — if men looked for the meaning in all they have been given, they
    • much opposition may arise, it cannot mean the extinction of occultism
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 1: The Four Spheres of the Inner Life
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    • means of which we create knowledge for ourselves regarding what is
    • distant, as that, by means of which we make the outer world into our
    • of the senses means that our inner life is impoverished through our
    • means of thought.
    • which can then be observed, is by no means always the same. Were a
    • meaning and existence only within the physical body, but it is that
    • One now finds, not what one formerly saw by means of the body and its
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 2: The Vision of the Ideal Human Being
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    • means of leaving the body by going into Space. Lecture 2 describes
    • of space itself; space ceases to have any meaning for him. He leaves
    • to have any meaning, for outside signifies a relationship in space.
    • to be of value in this world; we act consciously by means of our
    • Anyone who means to bring up a child seriously will take care not to
    • The Gods have meant well by us;
    • they have given us all they could in the meantime; they have made us
    • This means, in other words, that we should force our way into the
    • all that thou has acquired!’ Lucifer tries by every means to
    • sees the world by means of his bodily senses and his bodily
    • consciously all that occurs in our lives, we could by no means go
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 3: The Senses and the Luciferic Temptation
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    • physical body. The meaning of 'before' and 'afterwards.'
    • rest remains outside our consciousness. What does it really mean when
    • When through spiritual science we really recognise the meaning of
  • Title: Inner Nature of Man: Lecture 4: Wisdom in the Spiritual World
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    • meaning death in the physical or going forth from the physical to
    • means whereby we can enter more deeply into this subject than was
    • obvious,’ says Lotze. He means that one God cannot be the son
    • never be proved by external means from the chain of causes and
    • for to be a materialist means at the same time to be illogical.
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    • means of the light streaming from within. We now reach half-way
    • being is the Holy Ghost. 'Holy' means a Spirit without
    • the portal of death. To him the leaving of the physical body means an
    • connected with this leaving of the body. To him it means an inner
    • the physical body, he has left all that he was able to see by means
    • creating a new world-light which illuminates our being and by means
    • without a body — (for this is meant by the word Holy, namely, a
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    • By means of early death, forces are accumulated before the
    • companionship, but one is meantime constructing a spiritual
    • mean that we should ever say, when on the physical plane: ‘At
  • Title: Inner Aspect of the Social Question: Lecture I
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    • existence its true meaning and purpose, cannot be dealt with in that
    • questions stir in you and make it a means of working for mankind
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    • — I mean the practice of religion, as this takes its course in
    • experiencing similar needs. The upbringing of a child means that one
    • aberrations have a relation full of meaning to all that we experience
    • it is solely by political means that I am given an exclusive right
    • law, together with the means taken to protect a society from external
    • creeds, in their deeper meaning, bear witness is as follows. The
    • What is the meaning of
    • reach the meaning. The usurping Prince of this world rules whenever
    • always, even unto the end of the world.” This means: Christ did
    • if one comes close to what these people mean by the Christ, one finds
    • sort of illness in mankind. To deny God, to be an atheist, means that
    • way, we can by no means find the Christ. This is possible only if we
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    • the symptomatic meaning of certain things to-day.
    • find terrible. Suppose one asks: What do you mean by
    • this is how you should organise private property as a means of
    • production, or public property as a means of production. I am bound
    • contract must by no means be settled in terms of so much labour; the
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    • and simply as a means of grouping the phenomena. Staying amid the
    • to outer Nature. I mean Geometry, — all that is known by means
    • of action in certain directions. And we have sundry means of
    • impregnable, is none the less beginning to be undermined. I mean the
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    • impossible ever to gain valid ideas of what is meant or should be
    • meant by the word “Ether” in Physics. As I said
    • Truth is, the brain by no means weighs with the full 1250 grammes
    • — I wish to speak today. I mean the relation to the outer world
    • dimness, and by this means the dark or bluish colours are
    • bodily part and is by no means independent. In the eye too it is
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    • I really must ask you to swallow the bitter pill (I mean, those of
    • Goethe had to pack the instruments to send them back again. Meanwhile
    • the other colours in between. By means of such a double prism I
    • In our attempts to follow up the phenomena of light by means of lines
    • mean measured. I now only refer to the main principle. To what can
    • the object thither. What is the meaning of this? In the conventional
    • movable by means of muscles. From the lens onward the light then
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    • light, and by this means the bluish and violet shades are here
    • get pictures by means of the one mirror and also pictures by means of
    • light it up. Meanwhile, the others are recoiling from the lower
    • arises within the light itself by means of this apparatus, so that a
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    • By means of this
    • — by means of the pure facts. Fact upon fact in proper sequence
    • “phosphores” or light-bearers. This is what they meant:
    • of that time, you need not take it to mean what is called
    • velocity”. By means of space and time we only measure the
    • with the old Konigsberg habit, by which I mean, the Kantian idea. The
    • them by means of light. We ought not to ascribe objectivity to light
    • mean now, a phenomenon that takes its course purely within the light.
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    • in a too trivial meaning. You have to learn to sense the facts, and
    • in debt. I will by all means distinguish between more and less
    • by means of which my forehead would attract my right hand. But in
    • sensation of light is produced by means of this vibrating ether. And
    • ascertain by means of such phenomena as we have seen in our
    • means that we shall now have to explain these radiations themselves
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    • saying which I do not mean to imply that it would be better if I
    • in the meantime as a kind of preparation. We are not advancing in
    • if I engendered red by means of green, it would stay red. Goethe in
    • real process by means of which I see the green when I see it thus,
    • think it over in the meantime. Taking our start from this, we will
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    • phenomenon. I mean the following for instance, — it has in
    • which we aspire to, are not so easy to conceive. It is by no means
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    • means of different metals with the help of liquids. The other thing
    • itself, we perceive it by means of a phenomenon of light. This led
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    • was that they could explain the phenomena so beautifully by means
    • presented by Nature. Meanwhile however, for the thinkers of the
    • triangle is by no means 180°.
    • have at first no means whatever of deciding, how our own
    • phenomena of warmth) — by means of geometrical, arithmetical
    • say: By all means let us calculate some law of Nature; it will hold
    • a former lecture — means that he enters into the sound or
    • was meant as a beginning in a real work for the evolution of our
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • means of everyday occurrence. Let it again be emphasised that ecstasy
    • real meaning, but call it a world of apparitions, of phantasms. The
    • this ecstatic condition can be induced by natural means only if what
    • Macrocosm, means that at the moment of passing out of the Microcosm
    • By what means, then, can man, provided he deepens himself inwardly, to
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • be done in the following way, but I emphasise that it is meant only as
    • slow and the other quicker — means. The child will eventually be
    • time is half-past nine. But that would not mean very much. The child
    • planetary system becomes for us a kind of cosmic clock, a means of
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    • was by no means as general in those times as it is today. Men's
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    • we can do very little by means of our own forces to transform these
    • There is only one means of counteracting this destruction, only one
    • means can at this crucial moment enable us to stand firm. It is that
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • idea of what it means to pass the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold. In
    • his external bodily sheaths. What this means, and the preparation it
    • The lecture yesterday described what is meant by acquiring knowledge
    • the “Upper” — meaning the heavenly or spiritual man.
    • But again this is by no means an easy matter. Under his teacher's
    • realises what it means to see the physical body from within. To see
    • man consists of physical, etheric and astral bodies, this means that
    • ‘Friend of God from the Oberland.’] By what means did
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • Ecstasy, therefore, can by no means be considered a desirable way of
    • means of expression for the physical world. If therefore the spiritual
    • meant; physical water is only an external simile for what is seen at
    • And now we can realise that the comparison with a clock is by no means
    • stages, for the Macrocosm has by no means been exhaustively portrayed
    • upright, to think by means of the brain and to develop intelligence,
    • prevailing materialism. But in a past by no means very distant the
    • word still conveyed its original meaning. The faculty man unfolds here
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 7: The Four Spheres of the Higher Worlds
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    • is by no means easy. It is relatively easy to acquire knowledge of
    • when we can endure this spectacle. To have this experience means to
    • Beings and to witness their evolution means to live in the World of
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 8: Mirror-images of the Macrocosm in Man. Rosicrucian Symbols.
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    • any means wholly within man during the hours of waking consciousness.
    • ourselves in inner contemplation to the meaning of these symbols, we
    • means of which we can mould the substance of our soul. By working thus
    • building up the pictures. This means that we direct our attention to
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • anything by means of the lotus-flowers, nevertheless during sleep
    • mean the physical heart but the spiritual organ that develops in the
    • or through enhancements of sense-perceptions by means of instruments
    • is true or false. To put it exactly, this means that whereas in
    • unity and means impoverishment. Philosophers whose only aim is to
    • and again from another. By such means we train ourselves to acquire
    • saying, “That am I”, he means the sum-total of what he
    • these impressions by means of the thinking of the heart, just as the
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    • future. From this we can also perceive what evolution means, namely,
    • spiritual world there is no such convenient means for correcting
    • by means of the organs of the brain and spine. Brain and spine were
    • expressed physically as well. This means that we must picture a man of
    • find our bearings by means of a kind of Ariadne-thread, we must
    • of it ordinary questioning ceases to have meaning. We must also learn
    • intellectual questioning no longer has any meaning. There we must
    • resort to other means of enquiry, other means of cognition. People who
    • only by means of the forces which find expression in the thinking of
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    • logic of the heart is not by any means active yet to any great extent
    • existence. We see here that questioning ceases to have meaning when
    • that by means of questions. And so when great cosmic truths are
    • presented, questioning ceases to have meaning at a certain point.
    • are by no means fully developed today but they will reach greater
    • individuality. Intervention in the breathing process means penetration
    • knowledge in its true meaning, something works within our soul like a
    • We do not promulgate human brotherhood by means of programmes, but we
  • Title: Man/Being/Spirit/Soul: Lecture I: Man as a Being of Spirit and Soul
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    • questions of the soul or spirit with the means at his disposal,
    • the means of a stringent science. On one page he says this
    • meant by dividing man not only into a being with a soul and a
    • different from the means employed by natural science. And so my
    • and really experiencing them, and this means giving up the
    • accustomed to, just as the Copernican outlook meant a
    • of the soul, is not what is meant by true self-observation by
    • the soul itself. This means that we have to observe how one
    • science of spirit, by means of which we can really penetrate
    • by means of the inner functions or exercises which you can find
    • means of the mood of renunciation. And we gradually notice that
    • anything in the sense world, we know what it means to say that
    • acquired in inner strength by means of true
    • become quite different. This happens, above all, when, by means
    • of will. By means of
    • more by intensifying our spiritual observation by means of the
  • Title: Man/Being/Spirit/Soul: Lecture II: The Psychological Expression of the Unconscious
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    • kind of border area by ordinary scientific means.
    • one usually means what rises up from unknown regions and
    • the view that this unconscious can be reached only by means of
    • means of hypotheses and logical deductions, but by bringing out
    • raised into our consciousness by means of a strengthening
    • to the super-sensible world in full consciousness by means
    • means of inner processes in the soul (if we wish to be
    • means of scientific observation. Having acquired this
    • mean by the science of spirit it is easy enough to say that the
    • this soul life. What is meant here belongs to the border areas
    • their nature, for the simple reason that by means of the
    • This is the one thing. By means of this he acquires a view
    • scientist of spirit therefore knows what it means to be outside
    • uses the body as a means of perception. But it can also happen
    • psychoanalysts know that dreams only have a symbolical meaning.
    • means a lot to them by seeing how their dream life is
    • they see how it becomes increasingly full of meaning, and that
    • spiritual knowledge. In fact, it is by means of this
    • of the whole body by means of which it establishes a
    • means of sending mediums and somnambulists to him. Sir Oliver
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    • soul, about the meaning of the whole world and about the
    • meaning of human activity, he can only link them to what his
    • being or about the meaning of the world and of existence; on
    • the contrary, we acquire deeper and more meaningful questions.
    • means of our enormous and widespread industrial life and world
    • why this was so by means of a simple example.
    • world. By means of our heightened self-consciousness we have to
    • what it means when part of our life is extinguished, when we
    • realize what it means to live outside the human body. With our
    • The power of love can be developed, if by means of it we are
    • whole human organization by means of abstract laws or
    • meaning of Christianity. For what has become of the Christ
    • human body, who gave the earth a new meaning? He has been made
    • action only has a meaning between birth and death, but what I
    • do on the earth has a meaning for the whole world
    • that has meaning for the whole world.
    • meaning for the whole world. His social life also becomes
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    • a seer, using the means at his disposal, were to come into contact with
    • that man is able to perceive by means of his senses, whereas — as in
    • mission of human life upon earth is by no means without purpose; on
    • the contrary it has very deep meaning and purpose. If human souls had
    • used for the acquisition of data of knowledge produced by means of
    • acquired by means of the senses, which needs the organ of the
    • means, the physical instrument, for the application of certain powers
    • the present one. For this physical organ will be the physical means
    • destroys something in the brain. Every thought means that a minute
    • this example, by means of meditation we hold the thought back so far
    • 256–61.] by means of which he can become aware of his
    • sixteen-petalled lotus-flower in the region of the larynx. By means
    • until its end. By means of this organ he also learns to recognise the
    • region of the heart. By means of this organ the nature of the earlier
    • you will now realise, occult development is achieved by means of
    • remembrance results from the study of occult science, which means
    • way to occult development are vitally necessary. It is not by means of
  • Title: Lecture: Christ at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ in the Twentieth Century
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    • always looks for a standard of comparison by means of which things
    • of grasping reality by means of the intellect alone, ceases. The
    • a useful instrument, it is no longer in itself a means of acquiring
    • because realities cannot be grasped by their means. There are, of
    • earth its meaning and purpose.
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    • If we want to acquaint ourselves with the real meaning of scientific
    • with our concepts and thoughts. By means of these we can take hold of
    • the I. — In the meantime, however, in humanity's forward
    • to understand the true meaning of science, we must study the
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    • was named by means of words customary for that time. Translated into our
    • soul being. Thirdly, man experienced his corporeality; and by means
    • atom-filled space. This has meaning only within a consciousness that
    • I mean that it is dead for us since, of course, nature contains life
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    • I mean by that?
    • whereas mathesis, the other mysticism, as experienced by means of an
    • meaning the physical one — into the nerve-sense system, the
    • has that of the blood. Try to picture vividly what I mean. Imagine
    • means of the different colors, is a time experience, a sequence of
    • know himself as well. He learns to know what it means to experience a
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    • The kind of mathematics prevalent today, by means of which man wants
    • Here I do not mean single mathematical deductions, but mathematical
    • is juggling with ideas. This is not meant in a derogatory way; I only
    • Modern science set out to master the natural phenomena by means of a
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    • pictured by means of spatial forms. I can visualize their course in
    • and finally somehow entered the brain. Our thoughts were a means of
    • with the means available today to examine the nerves in every
    • existence of a corpse. This means that the concept of death is not
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    • see how man is in a position to comprehend right-left by means of the
    • inner soul-spirit means, one looked for it in such external features
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    • by means of opposite effects (“opposite” in the sense
    • begins to mean something only in the Seventeenth Century.
    • term for inertia, Trägheit, really means laziness.)
    • with uniform velocity. This means that throughout all time-spans it
    • felt the following. In the complicated lines, by means of which the
    • to one another, and so forth. This means that, although the inner
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    • into their deeper meaning. Reading his works, we find ourselves
    • gall, blood, phlegm, and the ordinary means of the intermingling of
    • meaning in them. Awkwardly and with great difficulty Boehme presents
    • by means of the external processes. Therefore they seized the idea of
    • dealt with by means of physics, which had in the meantime also been
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    • In the beginning man experienced all this inwardly by means of his
    • ago, man accompanied motion by means of inward experience and judged
    • velocity as movement per second, hence by means of space. This means,
    • its motion, meaning its change of position in space. We can do that
    • only if we find ways and means to inwardly take hold of the spatial,
    • You see, here lie the great tasks that, by means of the historical
    • chemistry, meaning a chemistry that is also a knowledge of man.
    • mean it in such a radical sense in this case — you say: These
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    • create a body of meaningful views of a physical sort within a general
    • itself, a relation which must be all means be established in certain
    • What then does it really mean when I say, if I put my fingers in the
    • thinking by means of reality and abandon the pure thought process.
    • spectrum analysis. The method is to be by means of instruments not
    • of gas by any means. Consider a moment, you have matter here on the
    • than zero. It has a very real meaning. As his father, you really have
    • They are very different things. Only meaningless abstractions result
    • instance, where I secure motion by means of heat. A very convenient
    • means of the differential concept. When the observed conditions in a
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    • rod, differed for different substances. If by means of further
    • give attention to the enormous meaning that the being of the sun has
    • I have already said that the real meaning of those ideas and concepts
    • It is quite erroneous to think that we carry our own meaning of the
    • the same meaning there. When in old writings, we come across the word
    • correctly translate old writings. But a profound meaning lies in this.
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    • aggregation I mean what I referred to yesterday as called in the
    • the fluid condition. By means of a thermometer we can determine that
    • determined it by means of the expansion of quicksilver. The expansion
    • condition, in so far as the temperature shows this condition, by means
    • have to exert pressure. This means nothing else but that you have to
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    • heat that by means of this we bring about the gaseous condition, and
    • cannot by any means interpenetrate this solid with another. The
    • physicist announces that he explains all phenomena by means of purely
    • really mean then when I say: Heat as it is applied in the steam engine
    • shows itself as motion, as mechanical work? What does it mean when I
    • the heat condition by means of your organism, that you can do it with
    • that we have certain organs within our bodies by means of which we
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    • sort of thing. I mean all that is obtained from pure mathematics. Such
    • has a very real meaning for us. If space were inside of us, it would
    • have no meaning for a person whether he were born in Moscow or Vienna.
    • stated but are meant when it is said over and over again: The
    • meaning as an organism if it is considered in its relation to the
    • whole organism. The meaning that the solid has in itself, can
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    • do by hanging a weight over the ice by means of a thin wire. The ice
    • meanwhile. The alloy finally solidifies. By measuring the temperature
    • What is really involved here and what does it mean? What we are
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    • Now what does it mean when one speaks in such a fashion? It means that
    • so that the paddle rotated by means of this apparatus will transmit
    • we now have to the fluid. This means nothing more or less than that we
    • a meaning. Gravity rules only solid planetary bodies and is only
    • this heat condition. By dawn we mean that after the earth has sought
    • region. By this means you see how to attempt to build such real
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    • mechanical effect by means of heat, in a way similar to that by which
    • confused theory which as he worked it out meant little more than this,
    • These two principles fundamentally, then, mean precisely the same
    • evaporation of matter means a becoming similar of this matter to heat.
    • arising in this way: I can by any suitable means bring about this
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    • instance, in the realm of the gaseous by means of the forces of form.
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    • by means of the alum solution.
    • But what does this mean mathematically? Suppose you set down the
    • being have to be made negative. What is meant by positive and negative
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    • means of the alcohol column, let us show the chemical activity of the
    • this spectrum we can only do so by means of a mental picture. The
    • What do we mean by a “development of rarefaction”? Well,
    • the possibility of also making fruitful these suction forces. (I mean
    • “There is no meaning in expressing as work a heat quantity which
    • fact, that I cannot turn into work, but there is no meaning in simply
    • below the melting point of its constituents, and what it really means
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    • it is a statement of a preconceived theory and is not by any means to
    • means of our formula. How must we represent qualitatively the relation
    • today are only vaguely felt and not by any means explained, namely the
    • handled mathematically and have, so to speak, more than one meaning.
    • What I mean my friends, is this. The same sort of difficulty that
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    • effect by means of an alum solution, the light portion by a solution
    • really mean something to you, you must work them over within
    • entities, these considerations of ours are limited in their meaning by
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    • place through the earth. By means of the forces of the earth, the
    • meaning of tone in the air, namely that an opposite kind of force is
    • of tone by means of our sensations without paying the slightest
    • effects in the world itself. It is by no means without interest to
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    • subject of the super-sensible world by means of the strictly controlled
    • conducted by means of the senses, and what Reason thinks
    • Religion in its original meaning is based on that experience whereby
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    • reality. Therefore we seek after all possible theoretical means to
    • pointed to reality precisely by means of this content. Nor had such a
    • rest. By this means we finally realize, if such a process is
    • This ‘imaginative knowledge’ is the means whereby we can
    • can only come into being by means of this imaginative knowledge. And
    • embryonic life and birth, to lay it down again in death. By means of
    • speech, and in this form have a meaning which throws religious light
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    • When success is reached by means of such exercises, we find ourselves
    • has progressed by means of the powers of growth from childhood
    • in which the Spirit of the Cosmos could still be seen by means of
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    • By means of developing intuition by exercises of the will it comes
    • mind. Through these exercises man is brought into a condition by means
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    • example, we speak of ‘longing’ we shall mean an
    • life both awake and in dream by means of that conception of the soul
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    • ‘Cell’ we usually mean the small physical beginning of a
    • meanwhile has taken over her etheric organism, can unite. She can
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    • meaning. Previously man knew, as I have described, of the central
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    • researcher into the spirit. He does by no means replace the ordinary
    • physical functions than the man who perceives the outer world by means
    • its being, and can contemplate this by means of the continuation of
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    • strength from the rest of the physical organization by means of which
    • This actually means that the etheric body dissolves after a very short
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    • ego; and the cure can be found only by means of such knowledge. For in
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    • beings in the religions or by other means, were able to satisfy their needs
    • all that they insist upon testing things by means of this intellect.”
    • of the inner character of this ancient Chaldean culture. External means
    • inner means. Theosophists and Rosicrucians, however, have the spiritual,
    • by means of the intellect and the external devices of our civilization
    • the Rosicrucians was to formulate a science by means of which they would
    • science today investigate the effects of its remedies? By means of the
    • means the elaboration and later manifestation of the new.
    • which is possible by external means, it can be observed how on the top
    • and perceive. The true meaning of the mandate, “Know thyself!”
    • there the true meaning of the word, self-knowledge.
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    • is turned out to graze, it means happiness for the plant souls, not
    • when a certain degree of maturity has been reached, means bliss for
    • forgotten that these points of view are by no means always authoritative
    • and suffering mean in the plant kingdom, we must turn to the study of
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    • much love in him that willy-nilly he will do what is good, meaningful and
    • astral bodies into the three higher members. Meanwhile, you have heard
    • is at present can perceive only by means of physical organs. There are
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    • picture. Let us try to make this clear by means of an example. We see
    • by means of which his greed can be satisfied. His condition —
    • what it means to have desires that can be satisfied only through physical
    • the methods by means of which it can be observed. It is difficult to
    • an idea of the Spiritland by means of analogy. A solid land can be found
    • to meditate on the “That art thou,” it means that already in
    • this by means of a comparison. What enables man to have sight in the
    • Thus, it is by no means
    • beings meanwhile incorporate into the individual concerned the etheric
    • which means that he struggles against entering into the physical body.
    • but by no means all, emphatically not all.
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    • and more beautiful meaning when we realize that in a certain sense the
    • You will grasp what this means if you realize that there is never a
    • that spiritual science, in a time by no means far distant, will prove
    • means for working on the astral body. Ideation, mental pictures, should
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    • and ego — the bearer of the ego, which means complete independence.
    • Because of its longings, the astral body needs to have the means for
    • no means fortuitous but of deep significance. The name given to a thing
    • this no longer has meaning; what modern science calls an element does not
    • coincide with what the occultist means by the word. The modern expression
    • “aggregate condition” means roughly the same as
    • I will describe it to you by means of an example of conditions that are
    • what this means I will give an illustration. Think of a metal plate
    • and weight. The inner oscillation is here meant.
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    • by means of an experiment. A globule of oil in liquid of equal density
    • then on began to have a certain meaning, a certain significance. Race
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    • to be understood in the physical sense but as meaning in respect of
    • it must not be thought that this means hard and dense in the modern
    • man's astral body, but man himself had meantime progressed and the ego
    • process means that he controls the lifeless, mineral force in the coal.
    • say — can be applied by magical means without at the same time
    • powerful magicians who worked by means of magical forces and were able
    • and by this means develop the forces of the soul, and let the Eastern
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    • would have meant that these souls would bring egoism with them into
    • begin to change for souls after death. This was the meaning of Christ's
    • physical eyes and then with clairvoyant sight, they are by no means
    • earthly world and also into the world of the dead was meant to establish
    • earth. This means that in the future man will again have powers whereby
    • does this mean? It means that the body was immediately transported into
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    • example, the death of a lion here on the physical plane means as much
    • as it means to you to cut a fingernail. A lion is at first an astral
    • first began to have meaning during the Lemurian epoch and in time will
    • involved can achieve what, through the old initiation, was meant to be
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    • I should like to ask you, by means of the example of a great
    • and what he meant was that a man who enjoyed “Faust”
    • by means of symbols, they therefore spoke of one substance being
    • penetrated them by means of the laws of nature, — this state of
    • same meaning is applied to this word as we find in Goethe. In the New
    • which go ahead of our actions. By means of these forces we feel
    • means can man attain his development? By ennobling the lower
    • that means that man tries to follow his own way of life further.
    • River. This means that at the present age there are moments in a
    • hold of you unawares.” The meaning of the giant is moreover
    • detail; every single word is fraught with meaning. But it would lead
    • Mysteries.” He did not teach his pupils by means of abstract
    • of the word a Theosophist. He understood what it means that all the
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    • purified by the Soul-life. This means that if man cannot pay with the
    • Goethe by this meant
    • itself. And now we understand the meaning of love, it is a Sacrifice
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    • In the first Christian centuries, December 25th was by no means
    • I said, and we shall see presently in what sense it is meant, that the
    • one who is able to look at history with different means can gain
    • We can understand the deeper meaning of the Christmas festival only if
    • conventional meanings and gain new significance. Thus, to read the
    • great cosmic truths in this manner, means to celebrate the cosmic
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    • the word, which we can dispute or swear by, means more than what it
    • in divine heights. “Glory” means “revelation.” “Today God reveals
    • means. It is the expression of the glory permeating the world. This
    • Divine” (Vergottung). What does this word signify? It means that those
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    • We shall now hear the words that reflect the deepest meaning of the
    • his inner nature. Man must learn to know the things of earth by means
    • arrived when, as chosen ones, they experienced by means of their
    • Thus, in the meaning of the Christmas Festival, we feel something
    • meaning of the pentagram may not now be mentioned, but it is the star
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    • world influence us, and transforming our souls by means of this
    • world lying around us. What is meant by perceiving the whole world
    • Let us now reflect upon another feeling by means of which we can in
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    • means of his occult vision, he perceives them as beings connected with
    • memory means very much more in the sphere of occultism than it does in
    • important events of one's life. In occultism a right memory means that
    • consciousness realizes the sense-world by means of its perceptions;
    • they seek for a meaning behind things. Why does the plant-world
    • phenomena of nature, and wish to analyze the meaning, and to combine
    • in this seeking after the meaning of existence. Through feeling, one
    • If we still seek a meaning as to the laws of nature in the things of
    • this meaning as the imprint of the Planetary Spirit in the
    • meaning in fact to the whole planet. In this Maya lies the direct
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    • meant when allusion is made to spiritual beings. It will be necessary
    • he would, simply by means of his Will, immediately have to pass over
    • simply bring about in themselves just as they are, by means of their
    • We might, by means of a crude comparison from life, define the
    • external world by means of an untruth. This is a possibility which
    • moment what it actually means “to be free from oneself.”
    • to let anything be revealed to them by this means. Fundamentally,
    • water, but you must imagine that in the half-filled glass by means of
    • that the forming of such symbolical conceptions is a powerful means
    • By this means a man succeeds in recognizing something like a world
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    • interests in order, by that means, to rise into a sphere which he
    • is meant by these beings of Third Hierarchy, but even if he goes
    • means not to see with our eyes, hear with our ears, or think with our
    • his etheric body. By means of this he can even in ordinary, normal
    • consciousness can by means of sympathy and love plunge into the
    • vision. He must perform these; and not educate himself by means of his
    • plant-world and educate oneself further by means of this. Here someone
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    • means of a special enhancement of the experiences which we have in
    • the being of other men or of the higher animals, and by that means
    • educate ourselves by that means and perceive behind the human beings
    • by means of which they have, in a certain sense become quite
    • by means of an analogy. Let us consider a bee-hive or an ant-hill, and
    • occultist when he looks up to the Seraphim, we try to grasp such means
    • the concepts taken from ordinary life, nor by means of all sorts of
    • cannot by means of such ideas describe, even approximately, these
    • between one fixed star and another. By this means alone does the
    • which alone gives meaning to the whole system up to the consciousness
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    • other heavenly bodies, as a man by means of his speech enters into
    • do not wish to manifest externally they have no other means of
    • of their nature. That would mean nothing less than a deadening, a
    • filled their own inner being with it, and by that means developed an
    • Sun. That means that the Spirits of Form corresponding to our planets,
    • opposition, and by that means a notch is hollowed out, so also do the
    • quite clear and comprehensible, the children are shown by means of a
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    • means of the Seraphim. They are, as it were, to the whole system, that
    • means the world of planetary systems is integrated and forms a whole.
    • system belongs to other planets. When man, with all the means at his
    • does for other men; we cannot regard this activity as directly meaning
    • expressions he means something essentially different. It certainly
    • fix our attention on the forces by means of which the Archangels
    • comparing them by means of occult vision, he can gain from the form
    • plant-bodies and make use of those means which the practical occultist
    • first trouble about the astral body, for we already have that by means
    • you consider human life upon the earth, you will admit that by means
    • existence in the meantime. The Anthroposophist should be able to
    • evil astral matter by means of its comets.
    • undertaken with occult means, one can raise oneself up to the Thrones.
    • note that we can never grasp these matters by means of merely
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    • means that to those beings, to the Angels or Angeloi, the whole cosmic
    • consciousness of such a being. For clairvoyance simply means calling
    • Let us examine the matter still more closely by means of a concrete
    • a comparison which will make clear what I actually mean. Suppose you
    • in which the one will always throw light on the other. By means of
    • impression, we can only do so by means of a comparison. I must admit
    • experience has a faint conception of what is meant when it is said:
    • condition in which a separate sun no longer has any meaning.” For
    • sorts of nice, neat symbols, what is meant by “seeing the sun at
    • made to explain them by means of symbols, but are taken as literally
    • quite different meaning in them all. I admit that the intellectual
    • the physical world, has no meaning except to certain modern
    • natural-philosopher would certainly not ascribe a soul; I mean a
    • a meaning for the inner relations of the forces of animals. I should
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    • We will now pass on to show more in detail what all this really means.
    • what is actually meant when we speak of group-egos of the animals. It
    • means that in the animal dwell spiritual forces, belonging to beings
    • it sees in another. Space is by no means a homogeneous affair; it is
    • astral plane,” that really means that when occult vision wishes
    • Mercury. That means the Individuality who was the Leader of Buddhism
    • a Boddhisattva therewith became a Buddha. That means that his spirit
    • means of studying the actual orbits of the individual planets through
    • Rishis knew, as also did Zarathustra, that what is meant by
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    • forth; but the active forces by means of which it is put forth are not
    • are not created from the planets by means of these planetary streams,
    • content, the inner nature expressed in the etheric stream is, by means
    • certain things work in such a way that one might explain it by means
    • everywhere be broken through. If anyone were to prove by means of a
    • with a merely symbolical explanation; for what the Bible means by good
    • meant as good and evil is that which is seen externally, not as
    • the Luciferic temptation. That means that the fixed stars as directed
    • We have pointed out what meaning this life has in the planetary
    • fructification of the group-ego by the astral body, and by this means
    • means of attaining the high ideals of our Anthroposophical life is to
    • they belong to all men. This might be explained by means of a physical
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    • discussion of the nature and meaning of the Ten Commandments of Moses.
    • these concepts gain new meaning in the light of our latest
    • is not at all in the spirit of their original meaning. When we enter
    • observe how these Ten Commandments are not meant to be merely external
    • laws, how they are actually meant to be just what has been discussed,
    • That means that when the ego has become permeated with the essence of
    • transformed it to buddhi or spirit self, when by means of his ego, he
    • sublime; all gods who are served by this means are lower gods than the
    • meaning of the Egyptian temple sleep and how it affected the health of
    • Only people familiar with spiritual science will know what it means to
    • to imagine that beyond all that can be spiritually expressed by means
    • We see that what is meant is not merely an abstraction, but something
    • means to foster his existence. He develops what we refer to as
    • the means with which to become integrated into the external
    • possible manner, but its true meaning is as follows. “The strong ego
    • correct sense only by means of spiritual science. Everything connected
    • them because by means of these Commandments their external life was to
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    • meaning. They indicate that something of a most essential nature took
    • means could be known and understood in the dark age of Kali Yuga.
    • instance, derive healing and refreshment by means of this ecstatic
    • of consciousness, and the time came when only by means of a long and
    • this by means of his own ego. But when the promised time came it had
    • Still, by these means alone the change would not have been possible. A
    • This was by no means a sermon for the masses. The Gospels read, “When
    • fairyland but meant to be the spiritual world, the Land of Shamballa.
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    • souls of the present day, doubt and insecurity as to the means used up
    • itself in a position to create clarity on these points by means of its
    • force, what life-meaning they gained through these pictures —
    • written them not with earthly means, but with impulses from the
    • does it mean that the bearer of the Ego first becomes really active in
    • the 20th or 21st year of life? Here we must observe, by occult means,
    • means, one can say that only around the 20th year does man develop his
    • year on? This means that in the present cycle of man's development he
    • not meant in a bad sense, but in such a way that each of you would
    • the means of the old religious confessions; in the ancient
    • we mean a form of human feeling in which there was an especially
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    • meaning that as a spiritual revelation it will show itself to men.
    • and these deaths mean in the course of evolution?
    • learn to know the unending pains of men, which mean something entirely
    • different for a god from what they mean for a man. Therewith the gods
    • single physical incarnations meant for them.
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    • learning, not through the means which one believed at the time,
    • to re-discover Christianity, but with the means of
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    • of life. Such is this meaningful order of occurrence. We shall soon
    • see why it must be this meaningful succession. It can, as a matter of
    • understand one another in the relation of man to man by means of the
    • understand one another here by means of thinking, — this we have
    • manifestation in the forces of the earthly life of speech, by means of
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    • responsibilities, such as he can discharge only by means of his
    • means of certain instinct, even though an instinct humanly formed. We
    • the vessel into which we draw the thoughts by means of our ego. But
    • soul which are by no means the same as our present activity in
    • oneself to think means to inject human will into this thinking, and
    • human soul life, it becomes clear to us that there is meaning in the
    • thinking occurred in the fourth Christian century. I mean that in the
    • intellectual, abstract thinking. This means, however, nothing else
    • although only by means of spiritual research — with persons even
    • means of external thinking. What Augustine called Manicheanism, what
    • arrive in which the human being must bring about a kingdom by means of
    • means of his own forces. This was a prophecy at the time of the
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    • by no means an unpleasing relic, quite the contrary, and in many
    • not get any nearer to each other by such means. We can only come
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    • nature. People do not know any longer what it means to be young and
    • what it means to be old. Nothing is known about it and that is why
    • means an unwritten page. Before then, many things rose up of
    • refusing the legacy has been missed. But this means a definite amount
    • profounder natures in the modern youth movement. By no means
    • life, must mean something to one another. It is this that has from
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    • fundamental feeling for what is here meant by the Spirit.
    • what they meant by reality anything in addition to what they
    • things in the meaning which people are anxious to exclude today.
    • Everything is assimilated by means of the head, formally and
    • theosophy is by no means essentially different. It comes down to
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    • have known what was meant. In earlier times they would have known
    • thinking, by which I mean the unfolding of primary, original
    • living means first to attain vision. What we need to reach the living
    • meant something but had real existence. Then indeed they would not be
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    • that the world-riddle has been solved by means of a cognitional
    • But such a statement is meaningless. It is just as sensible as if
    • means of head knowledge.
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    • because what I really mean is only fully intelligible to those who
    • kind of knowledge. I mean times when those possessing a certain
    • Science — I mean science as it was actually pursued, not what
    • does not mean merely to lose oneself in phantastic mysticism and to
    • means in the face of life itself to speak about actual realities. We
    • Brahmin schools spoke of four means to knowledge on the path of life.
    • And these four means for gaining knowledge are — well, it is
    • four means to knowledge in the following way. First, there was that
    • was the first means of acquiring knowledge.
    • second means for acquiring knowledge was what we might describe as
    • third means to knowledge was what we might call thinking that aims at
    • a fourth means for acquiring knowledge was also taught with all
    • This was a fourth means for the attainment of knowledge. Perhaps this
    • as one of the means of acquiring knowledge. A philosopher who dabbled
    • others as a means to knowledge would never get through with his
    • us to contribute towards a Solution, but a solution which may mean
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    • by no means convinced that the human being could create his
    • I mean for the external science of the times following his; for
    • is God-given — I mean that there was no longer even an echo of
    • scientists' meaning of the word. These souls not dried up
    • a material means, possibly in the meteor-showers flying through
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    • soul and consciousness soul, which means for modern humanity the
    • may at first seem grotesque. But it is not meant to be so. Now let us
    • one. I shall explain this by means of an example in the monastery
    • meant that to begin with one avoided giving them definite knowledge.
    • manifestation of secret forces of Nature,” which simply means
    • permeate ourselves with the meaning of the path, [that] only through the
    • mean this in all seriousness. There are vast numbers of very clever
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    • only way to listen to lectures on Spiritual Science, as meant here,
    • inner activity. To listen to Spiritual Science means to invite the
    • spiritual. In this respect my book was intended as a means of
    • meaning of the terms, “life body” or “ether body”.
    • means to look at black, red, green, yellow, white. Let us call up in
    • But what is found in a botanical textbook cannot mean anything to a
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    • head observes and what can be worked out by means of the head.
    • in the right way what is meant by the
    • what does it mean to experience another human being? We cannot
    • about chemistry, how do we set about it? We have no other means than
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    • perceive it anew with the spiritual means of today. We must permeate
    • the senses. This was by no means the case. They had a much fuller
    • mean — as when the peasant out in the country puts potatoes
    • make calculations about Nature. Calculations in those days meant
    • indifferent to it by means of what I described yesterday as the web
    • meant to do this in such-and-such a way.” Knowledge of man —
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    • better what I mean.
    • meaning and pointed to what would come in the future. But olden times
    • universal death, yet such a view is not sincere. And by no means
    • sincere, by no means honest, was the view that considered moral
    • of energy simply means that science has entirely barred the way
    • means of which to enter our civilization. And this chariot reveals
    • what becomes the chariot by means of which Michael will enter our
    • progress in their evolution. This means to bring knowledge to life
    • again, it means to call forth in full consciousness what once was
    • the means available at present, we shall have to guide man again to
    • lectures were actually meant. Their aim was that you should not
    • your hearts. If hearts have found some connection with what is meant
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    • powers; that means, on the one hand, to use the Luciferic tendency
    • other Christ does not mean that it is the Christ. If one wishes to
    • wishes to point to the Christ impulse in its true meaning, it is
    • Divine, but for the paradise that has been lost, that means, the
    • This does not mean that we ourselves have to become denouncers of
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    • sense perception by means of the brain processes does not know at all
    • its real meaning. The earth would not have its meaning if man were to
    • meaning, for the waking human being and the earth belong together. The
    • meaning. The possibility has arisen for the human being gradually to
    • accomplishes in the world by means of his head he owes to the wisdom
    • of the Gospel, we read that much has been left unsaid. By this means
    • end of the earth cycles.” That means: “I have revealed
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    • everyone. That means, human beings are brought together through
    • forces of the human head means, in truth, to be able to diagnose all
    • means to think in the sense of Michael, to have Michaelic thoughts.
    • I will characterize more precisely what it means to think in the
    • walk among invisible human beings — this means to think Michaelically.
    • way means simply that we have to learn to know them in a different
    • the super-sensible beings means to think in the spirit of Michael.
    • live by means of what draws us away from the earth. This may be stated
    • Michael wills to speak to us. That means, we must try to recognize our
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    • evolution received its meaning, its true inner content.
    • In the occident this is, at the outset, comprehended by means of this
    • they are lacking, because mankind in the meantime will have become
    • his new life, but he does by no means completely take up into this
    • ordinary life. The life of thought means complete wakefulness. We are
    • through external observations; we know the facts, but with the means
    • And what does it mean if we do not find the Spirit? To be unable to
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    • the All-Mighty. Few people know that it would have had no meaning
    • explained to you recently what it means to be externally visible, and
    • countries, unite! What does this mean? It means: Foster your antipathy
    • hate, and unite; that means, love one another, unite your feelings of
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    • line. (It will receive its full meaning only through that which will
    • lost. That means, we have to acquire the ability of taking hold of
    • am now saying. For just consider what it means that reality itself, in
    • oneself with this consciousness means to permit the Michael culture to
    • be built, for people who would use such a means of transportation
    • Mass, the meaning of every single piece of his priestly garments, if
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    • falling asleep. We are by no means awake with our entire being between
    • detrimental to European conditions at the time; it was well meant.
    • influence over others by means of personal magnetism or by
    • reasonable sense, without attaching to it any secondary meaning. We
    • This is not meant as a reproof, for such pain and mourning are
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    • do we really mean if we say: “ours is a spiritual time”?
    • Most spiritual conceptions today, although well-meant, mean very
    • mean extraordinarily much to them. It is an interesting fact that
    • body. What do I really mean by pointing to the natural-scientific
    • Michael, which means that the counter-striving powers have been
    • inadequate means; to reveal the spiritual worlds materialistically.
    • what I really mean.
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    • themselves with these things today lack the means of knowledge
    • means of hypnosis he drew from her little by little all the
    • general inadequacy of their means of cognition. But I must
    • to be true, which means that he has a demon which torments him,
    • devil is everywhere at their heels; I mean that they are
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    • soul realm by inadequate means of cognition. Perhaps nothing is
    • take mysticism to mean a desire to swim about in all sorts of
    • is made of means, if more clever a better choice. In this case
    • improper, allowed or not allowed, the right means could not
    • attitude that “the end justifies the means,”
    • It cannot be possible that he means himself. In this case he
    • reliable means of knowledge. He must so submerge if he spends
    • therapeutic instructions of the psychoanalysts are meant, but
    • his work. I do not mean to say that egoism is always bad. But
    • means of our ordinary consciousness. The wise guidance of the
    • tries to master by such inadequate means of knowledge, but
    • may be handled by means of mere ideas. Such connections lead
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    • means that the human being must submerge himself in the
    • his works by means of logic or outer observation. He knows
    • further and further we acquire real discrimination. This means
    • that by means of this experiment we accustom ourselves to look
    • give us the kingdoms. This means that our own inner self
    • is this meant? In the following way: Let us suppose that
    • our own desires that at last they are overcome. By this means
    • same. What does that mean? Well, is it not true that in the
    • carefully worked out personal possession of the means and
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    • before himself he will be able by its means to exert an
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    • independent members; I mean, in regard to the formative forces
    • truths concerning repeated earth lives remain by no means
    • organs, naturally by means of spiritual sight. What exactly is
    • they called it hypochondria, meaning a process of
    • They have meaning only if we can enter upon the single concrete
    • human metabolism is by no means a mere simmering and seething
    • examined by means of physiology and chemistry, but bears within
    • in his entirety means to find in him the forces which reach
    • more exact diagnosis can be made than by the means in ordinary
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    • are naturally not meant as if any one epoch of evolution sharply came
    • descent of man into the physical world. But by no means should things
    • idea whereby the group-soulness chiefly expresses itself loses meaning
    • meaning, especially in our age.
    • this, that he knows by means of the anthroposophical view of the
    • clairvoyance, their word then meant something which existed in the
    • “air,” then he means something external, physical. The word
    • employed, one did not merely mean something external, physical, but a
    • busy themselves seeing only a materialistic meaning, even behind those
    • in the speech of the time. This has no longer any meaning for a
    • disembodied soul, because it only has meaning for what is the physical
    • speak of things in this way ceases to have any meaning. Then indeed it
    • progressive methods of evolution appearing. By progress we do not mean
    • meaning for the sixth period. Races have only in themselves the
    • This is the meaning of earthly evolution, that man acquires more and
    • has attained the Christ nature in himself. That is the meaning of a
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    • modern spread of books, when these Gospels were by no means in all
    • will express such powers as Zarathustra possessed. That means, one
    • the great main stream of our present spiritual life. That means, just
    • nothing called the discoverer of arithmetic, that means, that faculty
    • physically from one generation to the other. That means, this perfect
    • arranged in harmonious relationships of number. That means these
    • stream in; that means, we have to conceive that
    • through an external revelation. That means, the Jews had to go over to
    • Mysteries, they attained through external means what they needed to
    • Canaan: that means, the soul of Zarathustra; and the three Magi
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    • Greek speech still meant with a word. And if we read the Bible today,
    • to the meaning of one quite definite word, when one uses it of
    • truly absolute nonsense. What is meant by it? Everybody in ancient
    • was meant thereby which was connected with the soul-progress of the
    • it, for the I,” then you have a meaning in these significant
    • receive the sun-initiation, that means, enter the secrets of the
    • of the heavens as a means of expression. So that John the Baptist
    • drew to the sea of Galilee — that means, when the sun was so far
    • understand it, unless we enter a little more closely into the means of
    • Our modern means of expression is pedantic. If a man stands before us,
    • meant by such designations. One did not give names as one does today,
    • Gospel where we have mention of the Christ, the sun-force is meant,
    • then the Spirit drove him into the wilderness — (really it means
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    • suffering must be overcome, A means must be found to be able to
    • which means, only by grasping Spiritual Science with one's
    • with those means possessed by St. Augustine, the means
    • in St. Augustine a personality who, with all the means which
    • with the ordinary means of the 5th Post-Atlantean age; he seeks
    • means of which we can come behind this external Nature to that
    • Golgotha; which means that one could never come to understand
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    • feel ourselves as earthly human beings — that means
    • — that means an Ahriman-free consciousness — so
    • to have any value. That means, only that which can be related
    • which Bentham put forward: “The good (that means what
    • combated in the sharpest way possible. (That means, of course,
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    • the peoples and are understood exoterically in their literal meaning.
    • people search for their symbolic meaning. Behind these two
    • and what she writes will enable you to see what a profound meaning is
    • sons of the ancient Greek god Uranus and his wife Gaia. Uranus means
    • means whereby they could save themselves and be no longer entirely
    • they were meant to see the past and the future of the whole of the
    • entire root-race. His brother is Epimetheus. Prometheus means
    • ‘thinking in advance’, Epimetheus means ‘thinking afterwards,
    • Try to acquire an idea of what we mean when we speak of this
    • This does not mean that people were given a vague abstract account of
    • after another. Uranus means heaven, Gaia the earth. If we go back
    • exoteric meaning, secondly the allegoric — the human struggle
    • Chela means pupil of the Mysteries; Master means teacher in the Mysteries.
    • Manas. Here is meant the higher Manas. In the book Theosophy Rudolf Steiner calls it ‘the spirit-filled Consciousness-soul’ or ‘Spirit-Self’. (p. 57, revised English edition, 1954).
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    • Mysteries were taught the occult meaning of this saga. They were
    • means simply that an earlier race — the Persian-Iranian, with its
    • aspires. Read Homer's Odyssey! He means that man is in search of his
    • Cyclopes only mean that Etna had erupted and that the scene of the
    • property. This means that the man who had recognized the unimportance
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    • into tragedy. Hence he is also called Sieg-urt, which means, “he
    • means, “that which leads to death, to destruction.” It is still
    • what is meant. Attila shrank from nothing that he encountered in
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    • same time they have an external meaning on the physical plane, that is
    • deep esoteric meaning is hidden. You must realise that what I put
    • pontoi pilatoi”, which means merely “in compressed
    • means to be dead to the earthly and withdrawn to a higher plane of
    • a symbolic meaning as well, they are mystical facts. The concept of
    • For the fifth root-race music will be not merely art, but the means of
    • Hence their betrayal would mean the public announcement by someone of
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    • them will be set forth in their deeper meaning. I bid you note that
    • clarity. If you should now ask about the meaning of such things, then
    • you could hear or read that it means this or that — a triangle,
    • for instance, would mean the higher trinity and the like. Frequently
    • interpreted; they are said to “mean something”. To reach
    • behind the sense, behind the meaning, to recognize the reality of
    • meant we can make clear with an example.
    • meaning of a symbol. All signs and symbols that we meet in occultism
    • figures. They then are the means toward reaching cognition or
    • thinking out contrived, arbitrary meanings for these signs. One must
    • give meaningful names to things. It was given its name out of its
    • shows many regularities that have a deeper meaning. One of these is
    • Meaning, the first book of Moses, Genesis. e.Ed]
    • into the meaning of these biblical words.
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    • The Symbolic Meaning of Noah's Ark and the Gothic
    • e.Ed] Now, in order to understand the meaning of this Ark
    • mentioned in the Bible (I Moses 6, 15), [Meaning, the
    • what it means that a vessel through which man should be rescued has
    • God that should express or mean this or that. Something much deeper
    • comic journals. This is not meant to be a fanatical agitation against
    • and fourteenth centuries did not have the meaning it has today, but
    • meant to become. Hence it is that at a definite time, they form
    • on earth is meant, but all that is fluid. Then all the gaseous
    • the meaning of this development. On Saturn the germinal foundation
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    • proportions have a certain meaning for the cosmos and the world. It
    • intimate numerical symbolism, the meaning of which we can only touch
    • an idea of what is meant when it is said of the old occult
    • and magic, nor of a superstitious meaning of some number. Its
    • the number of revelation in occultism. This means that whatever
    • What does this mean? From the time of Augustine to the sixteenth
    • This is what is meant when certain religious systems speak of the
    • that men today stand in the mineral kingdom. What does this mean?
    • has meaning for outer events.
    • a meaningful development through which you can attain spiritual
    • today was meant to give you roughly sketched thoughts.
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    • meaning. In man there is to be found a kind of extract of all the
    • Word!” This does not mean a philosophical word in the
    • wonderful way, as a summation of the meaning of the other seals.
    • we find its meaning in the mystery of the Redeemer. Just as we are
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    • means that our souls' gaze must rise to those beings who, in
    • those of the Eastern wisdom, but renewed by means of fresh forces
    • would have had no meaning to speak of physical stars, when the
    • an example), did they mean by it the physical orb of that name? No! —
    • even the ancient Greeks did not use it in that sense; what they meant
    • part is meant of that which was originally understood by Moon,
    • the same words something ever more different may be meant. In spite
    • and ‘Powers’ the same worlds were meant. With the name
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    • meaning as it has nowadays. It stood for a certain state in the
    • the solid, the watery, the gaseous, by means of the light. One does
    • festival comprehending its meaning. Such a man has not only an outer
    • really means. If anyone thinks that man is here spoken of, he does
    • have had to show, by means of a comparatively difficult example, how
    • the true meaning of life and to realise its importance, so that this
    • stream void of meaning.
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    • mean by it our present moon which is only a part, a residue of the
    • ancient moon, we mean a former condition of the earth, which existed
    • not mean only one degree of the gods, but he meant the whole sequence
    • ‘But warmth can only come about, only be perceived by means of
    • placed it on the altar there, meaning that he was conscious of owing
    • men on Saturn. What does it mean to become men? It means to attain
    • fire and smoke or air. By means of the light they let their shining
    • force stream out into universal space; by means of fire they lived
    • are the messengers, the heralds of the Archai.’ Angel means
    • Messenger, Archai means the Beginnings. The Archangels were nothing
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    • give. Fundamentally, the whole meaning and spirit of evolution rests
    • the deeper meaning of the thing itself.
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    • brought before our souls by means of two examples, that on ancient
    • means, that when the Sun has got so far as to be reunited with its
    • which mean Powers.
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    • time. You have here to do with that which represents the meaning and
    • could describe the meaning and the mission of, for instance, the
    • has to appear in harmony with the meaning of the whole earth's
    • meant, when it is said, that fundamentally the great guiding
    • meant when she pointed out that the Buddhas represented Maya. You can
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    • Angels; behind this physical body, which is by no means so limited as
    • actions had a meaning, an influence on the whole concatinations of
    • recognise in connexion with the whole manner and means by which the
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    • advised to move it by the means of ice, what would he say? Thus,
    • density. Just as one cannot move a mill by means of ice, one also
    • meaning is to be made clear.
    • detail, for the meaning of these designations and the whole procedure
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    • found by this means the impulse for movement within itself.
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    • Thoughts in the sense of to-day — I do not mean scientific
    • three dimensions. In the meantime, it is in other dimensions.
    • although in the name Uranus some meaning still is left; it was given
    • when people still had some feeling for the meaning of names;
    • which the mind of man could ever imagine. What did this mean? To show
    • where it is specially clearly expressed. It is, of course, not meant
    • the Godhead who, by means of evil, wishes to develop more powerful
    • Cosmos, it can happen only through Freedom, that means, only through
    • knowledge. This means that the knowledge gained through spiritual
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    • participators of its working if we endeavour to apply all means at
    • means of the Christ principle, it had to ripen by the aid of the
    • the whole of the deep, inner meaning of the Christ; but side by side
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    • mathematics or geography today by means of old documents, written in
    • is the meaning of unnatural forms being built into the astral body?
    • It means that forms are built into it, which contradict the great
    • what means can man acquire such independence of his physical body,
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    • world experienced by means of the sense organs they are to be found
    • threefold constitution on Earth. Evolution is by no means such a
    • us now enquire as to the spiritual meaning of this separation. We
    • the meaning of the separation of Sun from Earth.
    • was the meaning of the separation of Moon? Man could not have kept
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    • Sun and Old Moon has evolved into our Earth. In its concrete meaning
    • discovered by means of super-sensible investigation without the aid of
    • and Chthon. Now what precisely did he mean by these names? It will at
    • meaning when used in ancient times, for it was applied to spiritual
    • for to believe in reincarnation seriously means to realise its goal
    • idea of historical progress, he may easily lose sight of the meaning
    • a conception of that being by means of spiritual sight. We have
    • this example I have tried to show what it means to throw light upon
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    • a human ego consciousness in the spiritual world had neither meaning
    • am the All.’ And they took the two together to mean the
    • the Western mystery schools of the Rosicrucians. When by means of the
    • Substance into the human soul is understood henceforth by means of
    • understands by Lucifer what is here meant, must necessarily have
    • and develops those faculties by means of which we have to penetrate
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    • At the present day the human soul can only attain to it by means of
    • would be understood if this were known. But all this has a meaning
    • observed by means of the instrument of the human physical body. This
    • means of the senses means nothing much to me; in order to realise the
    • super-sensible worlds by means of systematic training.
    • of being able to send it out empty. What does that mean? The etheric
    • when by means of suitable preparation, that which was manifest
    • experienced by means of that kind of clairvoyant research which is
    • usual conception that man perceives the outer world by means of his
    • means of the spiritual faculty that is bound up with the physical
    • is non-existent for the realistic thinker. Sense perception by means
    • speaking of feeling in a superficial way we mean the sense of touch,
    • true that by means of occult research we can substantiate the fact
    • known by means of clairvoyance. The Greek consciousness would say:
    • that what comes from spiritual worlds will once again mean something
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    • soul in the way that it has become today, would have had no meaning
    • That is the meaning of the deep expression, an expression which is
    • were the essential means of approach to all the wisdom of the first
    • laws, which the initiate — for it was he who by means of
    • by means of the astral body he had still to a certain extent astral
    • to have the same super-sensible meaning and the connotation of
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    • a framework built up by means of the number seven. We must not build
    • and speculate and attribute all kinds of meanings to the number
    • number seven. In the first place this number seven is only a means of
    • meaning as regards the evolution of the earth.
    • and evil have their meaning in evolution and seven is the key number.
    • inner meaning of these things.
    • must be things whose meaning is very hard to fathom.
    • external vision — is designated, by means of an expression
    • completeness by means of the highest teaching.
    • to come into the world just at a time when the means of understanding
    • consult with them as to the means of reintroducing the wisdom that
    • knows, if it can decipher the name of Josaphat, the meaning of that
    • word. This cultivation of occult knowledge in the West by means of
    • means of tradition — so they may also believe that it accords
    • means of making one such beginning, by bringing the teachings of
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • employment of quite special means the possibility of seeing anything
    • theosophy; unless the above-mentioned means are employed to see with
    • as those means are employed. Then we can say that theosophy is what
    • top but is not in a position to do so with the right means? We can
    • theosophical, but what means does he employ to attain the summit?
    • that they should no longer be open to the ordinary means of
    • heights, but for its means it depends upon something that was once
    • of theosophy, with the wrong, inadequate means of a defunct
    • philosophy. The meaning of philosophy can really no longer be
    • proclaimed these, by means of his partial initiation, in a way that
    • attempted to transcend anthropology without employing the right means
    • through theosophy; the latter must provide the means for recognizing
    • something within himself, as it were; by their means he feels
    • mental activity of the individual. The perception of the meaning of a
    • the meaning of what is expressed in speech. That is why the child
    • tossed in with our seventh sense, temperature. Only in this meaning,
    • mean “to touch.” Indeed, the sense of touch is der
    • “groping,” as one gropes in the dark by means of the
    • sense, the second (berühren) as meaning “to come in
    • world, the fourth sense leads us into this outer world, and by means
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    • entice and snap up its nourishment by means of certain contrivances,
    • anthroposophically. By means of spiritual-scientific observation, man
    • smelling. We shall see why all such things are accomplished by means
    • significance that Gefühl can mean “touch” as
    • mean nothing to sound thinking. Somebody would have to be inside to
    • the consciousness soul. This path can be readily visualized by means
    • consciousness soul; one effort can be sensed by means of the other.
    • must be brought about by means other than through the sense of
    • nothing by means of which he might develop out of himself a sense
    • its meaning. Thus we can experience the inner nature of a sound we
    • sense of sound by means of the lymphatic current.
    • [TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: Ich means I (or also,
    • by no means immaterial, for example, that the word “Adam”
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • concept, but in its everyday meaning. That is, I hear a word spoken
    • and I visualize its meaning. This sense could also be called the
    • verb vorstellen means imagine, in the loose sense (“I
    • or sound, asking ourselves what it means “to have a sense of
    • the spoken sound is meant.] come about?
    • artificial means. Under favorable conditions some three to five of
    • when we hear a word we understand its meaning by means of the word
    • we achieve this power over the harmonics, which means nothing else
    • but it should be understood that only the meaning it has, for
    • By means of this imaginative sense we are able to “sense”
    • that we have a back, and we know it by means of the various senses,
    • should be understood as meaning that it operates in a current upward
    • Higher up lies what in the narrower meaning we can call our senses.
    • body. That would mean that the ego and the astral body act together.
    • sense world by means of his senses, and with his mind understand the
    • latter by means of the former. The building of each of our organs can
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    • action, owing precisely to this separation that meant a higher
    • be properly studied with the ordinary means of human observation. As
    • of embarrassment. This judgment expressed through feeling means that
    • countenance by means of the senses, the sense image is true. That is
    • the sense of sound develops, and then, by means of this, the sense of
    • by means of the speech man had acquired, but in order to do this he
    • soul was developed. Reading by means of the intellectual soul had its
    • In such considerations we find the means for comprehending all cultural
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • transcription of it could have any meaning for those unacquainted
    • of means for passing the time and how these, in turn, affect the soul
    • a conception what we mean by the pure soul principle. We must acquire
    • NOTE: Knüpfen means literally to knot together.]
    • psychologists, no matter how well-meaning, invariably overshoot the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • contradiction. Keep it firmly in mind, for it is by no means easy to
    • Boredom is by no means something that arises simply of
    • the future; that means that he has a soul life directed toward the
    • means of more clairvoyant observation has gradually been forgotten
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • Laid upon meaner spirits: never to make known
    • in addition to meaning “sensation” (as here translated)
    • stimulated by our own soul lives. By means of outer experiences we
    • commonly used word meaning distaste, antipathy, disgust. The English
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: IV. Consciousness and the Soul Life.
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    • reasoning we mean mental activity, the faculty that desires to
    • to get a picture of this by means of which we can describe the
    • that occurred before the ego became a means of reflection. If
    • can impair his health. That means that in the etheric body there live
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • fact, it is our aim to bridge by means of these lectures the gap
    • mention the meaning of visualization again, nor, in view of what we
    • to “willing,” wollen can also mean “desiring”
    • interesting double meanings can be explained but not translated, so
    • meaning later on. Had the God created the spirit-man without having
    • enable it to continue its development. But within Aristotle's meaning
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • possible to a slight degree to convince our opponents by means of any
    • are ways and means of meeting that science, and that in championing
    • derived through a method of observation that must be created by means
    • taken seriously the refutation of the first objection by means of the
    • of an independent activity of the spirit, meaning the independent
    • material objects bring about the image by means of the mirror. You
    • super-sensible world by artificial means. The super-sensible world
    • penetrating into the super-sensible world by means of an error
    • that cannot lie within Aristotle's meaning either. We cannot admit a
    • into worlds in which it means nothing. Quite different is the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: III. Imagination--Imagination; Inspiration--Self-fulfillment; Intuition--Conscience.
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    • practically never used in German to mean ‘imagination’ in
    • commas, but without these it has the technical meaning. If the reader
    • mere combination of visualizations. Our psychologist by no means sees
    • soul but with which the soul makes contact. That means that there is
    • judgment within the present meaning.
    • could first point out that when living in them we by no means feel as
    • it. There is, indeed, a means of overcoming error, as everyone knows.
    • primarily through visualization. It is by means of visualizations,
    • sense, he himself can by no means approve, with whom he cannot be
    • development. By means of a visualization that is outwardly an error
    • imagination is not visualization either. By means of perception, the
    • outer world. By means of the process described, visualization adapts
    • all the ways and means by which visualizations are ordinarily given a
    • means something that arbitrarily manipulates cosmic laws, but that it
    • this, something external as well, lies by no means outside the circle
    • would have to be able to think out all that and realize it by means
    • with intuition in the higher sense, such as is meant in my book,
    • The other part I will explain to you by means of another
    • imagination has prepared us, we then perceive by means of the event
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • the meaning of reincarnation, anyone developing a justified
    • learn its true meaning, is a matter of development. As a human being
    • does that mean, that a man must learn to know himself through
    • imaginative cognition? It means that through the agency of the images
    • realize that we are by no means as well adapted to this world as we
    • really, in life? Well, by means of logic and the theory of knowledge
    • ideal for man's inner law. It was by no means fortuitous that in the
    • concept, “the goal of God's ways.” It means that by
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Festival: A Token of the Victory of the Sun
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    • Festival, have any clear or profound idea of what it means? How seldom
    • mean any kind of pedantic summary; I mean a gathering-together of all
    • means more than the Word conceived as the power by which the world
    • This brings us to the true meaning of Christmas as a Festival of the
    • religion we have the ‘Gloria in excelsis.’ The meaning of ‘gloria’
  • Title: Lecture: Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
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    • contemplation they were to be made aware of the meaning and import of
    • Hero. We must understand the meaning of this appellation. Then we
    • There is a legend which gives expression to the true meaning of the
    • more death. But in the meantime only he who is an Initiate may take
    • of the tree. Of the deepest meaning of the pentagram we may not now
    • symbolises the very essence and meaning of earth-existence. It comes
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • was meant to revive in human souls the remembrance of the descent of
    • festival of the 6th of January ceased to have any essential meaning.
    • point to the loss of a great truth, such profound meaning lay behind
    • all, the import and meaning of the Baptism by John in the Jordan.
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    • earth-evolution in order to give that evolution its meaning, has for
    • meaning of the union of Christ with Jesus, in the Being whose physical
    • physical man, to impart meaning to earth-evolution. And in Jesus we
    • the Temple of Solomon was to inculcate the meaning of worlds into the
    • this means, realising that these old Initiates of the Temple of
    • its meaning. It was the central star of the earth, shining out with
    • concept of Jesus emerged was by no means very sublime, but it gripped
    • meaning, the far deeper significance, remains in the subconsciousness.
    • But they had forgotten the import and meaning of these ancient
    • became Ahrimanic. This meant that the union of the woman with the
    • the Germanic languages, but no one understands their meaning. They are
    • whom the whole meaning of the earth was to be made new, he in whom the
    • discloses this to-day and this alone explains the meaning of the
    • and more deeply and thereby grasp in concrete reality the meaning of
    • deeper meaning, will become fully comprehensible when its place in the
    • no meaning!
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    • whole of earth-evolution receives purpose and meaning.
    • meaning is rightly understood.
    • there any understanding of what is meant by saying that our
    • they are a priori. By this he means that they are determined before
    • meaning only when we realise from spiritual-scientific knowledge that
    • is meaningless to base spiritual science upon knowledge acquired
    • this Festival still has any real meaning for the majority of people?
    • Tree, in reality? When we endeavour to discover its meaning and know
    • meaning of world-redemption is not understood and the mind turns again
  • Title: Lecture: On The Three Magi
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    • You will remember that I have spoken of the meaning of the Christmas
    • These three offerings are full of meaning and in keeping with the
    • Festival is pregnant with meaning. The 6th of January is the same date
    • death. What is the meaning of dying and of resurrection, as
    • representing the Third Root Race (Lemurian). A deep meaning lies in
    • the Cross. What other meaning could these words contain: “My God, my
    • very largely lost their meaning to-day; the feeling of their
    • so-called lower, or astral mysteries. To be led by a Star means
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • Nature, by the Christ, imparts meaning and purpose to the whole of
    • word ‘Immortality.’ Indeed all that the word ‘Unborn-ness’ can mean to
    • the Christ Being in Jesus of Nazareth, it has lost its meaning and
    • purpose. The meaning and essence of Christianity must be found again.
    • to look with unprejudiced eyes, the old meaning is still discernible.
    • This is the meaning of the words which will now be given and which are
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ Within Us
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    • Who pervades all earthly evolution, giving it meaning and purpose.
    • the earth, giving the earth meaning and purpose.
    • with a new impulse, be fraught with the meaning and purpose imparted
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • that means, that what was at first outside, then entered into the soul
    • sufficient unto itself, as we might say. What does this mean? It means
    • you meant. To him such words would have been mere sounds, without
    • meaning. The great Teachers could not have taught the Old Indians by
    • had to communicate through the etheric body. That means that the
    • would mean to deceive oneself utterly; for while the outer appearance
    • Bodhisattva became Buddha, which means that he really rose a stage
    • fully developed, man will, by its means, gradually become sufficiently
    • the physical plane by means of music, and he taught in such a way that
    • he must not look around him; for that would mean inner death; —
    • etheric body. That means that when some day man, through Spirit-Self,
    • meantime it is necessary that they should learn that the Christ-Being
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • the light of the Anthroposophical conception. It is by no means
    • If the illness takes such a course that we recover from it, it means
    • Anthroposophy is, when they feel that it furnishes us with the means
    • should regard themselves as pioneers for Anthroposophy as a means of
    • and by this means they become active. Not only is this a wrong
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • in the meanwhile intervened, was afterwards given to him through the
    • gods before he was meant to do so, we have to describe a delay of the
    • was the preparation by means of which the ego was to learn in its most
    • as that deed of Christ Jesus by means of which he turned what was
    • 1940, and by means of these a number of people will enter into new
    • half of this century. For it is only by means of that which Spiritual
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 4: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • mean that the activity of the astral body will suddenly cease, or that
    • by normal means or not, — the gift of clairvoyance. But this
    • the spirit!’ That means, those who can no longer rise into
    • for by this means they will, through themselves, discover the Earth.
    • translated contains a meaningless word, tells us the following: Those
    • but rather those are true Christians who understand the meaning of the
    • Spiritual Standpoint! — What does this mean?
    • faculties by means of which the event of Damascus becomes a personal
    • of clairvoyance. They must ascend to Christ by means of the capacities
    • souls, can we realise what it means to each human soul and what it
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • any means signify that we know the last truth about it; rather must we
    • world is Maya,’ but a man cannot grasp its meaning, if he does
    • inkling of what it means to think in the spirit, to live in the
    • brought this forward as an example by means of which we can gain some
    • characterise what I mean, by referring to the three last appearances
    • does not mean a descent into matter, but rather the driving of that
    • understand this decision; if he does not, that means that he has not
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 6: The Birth of Conscience
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    • that world and are therefore able, by means of those thoughts and
    • Those public lectures have indeed the mission, by means of the
    • the possibility of having even an inkling of what we mean to-day by
    • Egyptian-Chaldean epoch. That means that we had at one time to be
    • further complications thus arise in evolution. By this means more is
    • meaning of what thus flows forth is not to be found in the content of
    • by means of which man could grow in the East, desiring to preserve for
    • together with the ego-consciousness and by means of it, brings the
    • Christ by means of a certain etheric clairvoyance, and of
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 7: The Further Development of Conscience
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    • human being. This means that the author of The Christ Myth
    • also feel an urge to prove everything by means of such external
    • by means of which men will be able to obtain spiritual truth in a new
    • the person in question may be the means by which the spiritual life
    • Theosophy which does not provide the means of understanding
    • events in Palestine proves nothing. I will show you by means of an
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    • which we are fixed, by means of our thinking activity. We must, as it
    • to that of the initiate. This should not be taken, however, to mean
    • earth we receive our perceptions by means of the senses, so after
    • means of our eyes and ears. Now, however, we encounter a difficulty
    • that would mean a dimming of consciousness for every soul were it not
    • until the time the Greeks experienced the meaning of the Mystery of
    • receive from without the impulse by means of which he could gain
    • transmitted by means of tradition, that gave the power to maintain
    • that means to have become an “I.” The possibility of
    • consciousness across an abyss, and this is done by means of the
    • with a necessary form of nourishment. By means of an understanding of
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    • life on earth by means of visions, not through the senses. During
    • on earth can be recalled by means of initiation, we discover that
    • former conditions of clairvoyant knowledge, and by means of
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    • What does it mean to work at the development of the “I?”
    • and death a certain means is at our disposal. We can always make
    • from there, we cannot have an astral body. What does that mean? It
    • means that after death, and it is also the case in the process of
    • clairvoyant, he knows everything! It is by no means so. In the
    • take? With the means of perception at his disposal after the period
    • is not meant as an attack upon the Monistic Union. It is merely a
    • forces we need; which means that in the next incarnation we shall
    • been used up, reserve forces, as it were, by means of which the
    • and the same saying means something different when made from two
    • Christ Jesus means by these words
    • The meaning here is entirely different. The same
    • examination will show what depth of meaning lies in the few words
    • Hindu need not reject Christ. Just think what it would mean if some
    • earth to realize the deep meaning of Christ's words, “When
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    • knowledge acquired in the sense world by means of our senses and
    • means of our eyes and ears come to us. Only in the higher realms of
    • struck by lightning. Such events are by no means rare in history. A
    • meant by it. Actually, the whole of our life after death once
    • the physical world by means of colors that the eye conjures forth for
    • after death by means of visions in which we are enveloped.
    • in kamaloca, which means that we are still longing to be connected
    • One learns to know these strange facts by means of spiritual
    • to know when the corresponding discovery has been made by means of
    • Europe. Through the understanding given by means of spiritual science
    • we have previously done so by means of spiritual science or
    • for us. Increasingly what we hear spiritually grows meaningful. The
    • become quite meaningless. The Sun still has a limited influence on
    • with meaning, expressive of its actual being. The harmony of the
    • a moral inclination, it means that on the return journey during the
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    • although it can only be done in outline. This does not mean that what
    • by means of occult research but we will take two. For instance, let
    • This is not meant to be a principle on which to base judgments. It is
    • unintelligible. The true meaning of the Christ Mystery has only been
    • human beings we have met during life on earth. The forces by means of
    • but the two utterances mean the opposite for man. Indeed, shattering
    • sense, receive enough of what is meant by them.
    • This understanding, however, is meant in quite a different way from
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    • merely mean to create future obstacles in one's path.
    • means of spirituality bridges of communication are created between
    • not only a lack of knowledge. It also means that we dwell within a
    • he has arrived somewhere. He knows this by means of sense perception,
    • That means that knowledge of the different possibilities is withheld
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    • Now by means of forms as they have been created here, our studies can
    • can mean for us. We look in all directions and feel the power of
    • different meaning after death than during physical existence. All the
    • another. Yet this interpenetration does not mean togetherness. The
    • can be accurately investigated by means of spiritual science. A
    • a lasting nature, an impulse is formed in the soul by means of which
    • behind on earth can know by means of spiritual science that the
    • all present. By this means the living can help the dead.
    • senses and what he can construe by means of his intellect in relation
    • means of sense perception. But there is much else that does not
    • happen and yet is of considerable importance. What does this mean?
    • would have been run over. That means that had we left at the right
    • the gift of language on humanity by means of fire. A great fire was
    • a totally different meaning according to whether spoke by Lucifer,
    • time this is only possible by means of anthroposophy. The
    • independent etheric body, expressed by means of the forms of the
    • meaning of the legend that tells that when Michelangelo was alone in
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    • spiritual science can mean quite practically. Spiritual science is
    • because for a cold, abstract view of life they are quite meaningless.
    • What is an earthly language? Every language has meaning only for
    • moon. This justifies what the initiate means when he says man has
    • in the underworld meant to lead a miserable existence. Before the
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    • means of earthly words. It is different and one has to translate it.
    • possessed a spiritual heritage by means of which he was linked to the
    • cannot be propagated by the means usually available and is commonly
    • place by means of which we can acquire the possibility of developing
    • a phenomenon by means of super-sensible cognition that might appear to
    • If, however, such a phenomenon is carefully studied by means of
    • surrounding world because to him life is meaningless. To extinguish
    • in the world means to be condemned to loneliness in the spiritual
    • any means of communication. This is what one achieves if one excludes
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    • still there.” Obviously this is not conveyed by means of
    • is nothing that could permeate the soul with that substance by means
    • unless a link is forged from soul to soul by means of spiritual
    • importance than sense reality. I do not mean the super-sensible world,
    • responsibility may be created by means of which much can be achieved
    • spiritual truths. The old means of orientation are no longer
    • to explain what I mean by way of an example. There are a number of
    • forces that in fact enable us to reincarnate. That means that we have
    • of special descriptive means, to evoke at least a limited concept of
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    • From whence comes the light by means of which we can illumine the
    • last earthly life by means of our interest in the spiritual world.
    • bodhisattva to that of Buddha. This means that he became a Buddha and
    • means of spiritual science. If he fails to draw near to spiritual
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    • possible by means of a remarkably complex structure of forces that he
    • is obtained by means of heredity.
    • appears as chance occurrence in life is actually conditioned by means
    • In order to clarify still further what is meant, let us consider the
    • responsible for it appears well-meaning and no doubt thoroughly
    • means of super-sensible cognition, for example, we can follow souls in
    • in our surroundings are only partly explained by means of the current
    • by means of super-sensible forces directed by beings of higher
    • by karma by means of external events. That we suffer such a fate
    • — this comes about by means of forces directed from the
    • meant here because in respect to their external occurrence they are
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    • such feelings as can be satisfied by means of bodily organs and
    • person has not available the means to rid himself of anxiety. From
    • meaning and purpose of these inscriptions in the Akasha Chronicle.
    • means we come into contact with the souls who in their life after
    • spiritual environment. Realization of what these things mean can then
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    • clairvoyance. They not only saw the sense world by means of the eyes.
    • can receive by means of a spiritual scientific understanding of the
    • his mind. He therefore was able to say, “I know by means of my
    • we see that spiritual science is like a language by means of which
    • thoughts in sleep is the substance by means of which, in a certain
    • others, but it does not mean that because of this you are aware of
    • with what is inherited out of the physical substances. By means of
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    • has no meaning in the super-sensible world. This is even the case for
    • A flower, for example, investigated by means of natural science, will
    • have to call it in human language, loneliness. Death can never mean
    • this fully means when it happens, that is, to know nothing except to
    • himself. This is not meant trivially because it is truly a shattering
    • created by an immoral person, but you will understand what I mean
    • is a sick member of humanity. This means that through this immoral
    • To be moral also means to acknowledge that one has a relationship to
    • in the midst of them.” Christ did not mean wherever two Hindus
    • decided that involves a deeply stirring activity. By means of our
    • being. All this has to be determined long in advance. But this means
    • meaningful. Let me relate an actual instance. I met a hydrocephalic
    • dangers of loneliness by means of one's relationships to other
    • human beings, by means of moral and religious connections. Then one
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    • In the physical world, by the physical in man we mean that which is
    • world, what we have experienced by means of our organs that make us
    • into physical, earthly beings, and what we have done by means of
    • world consists of what he has been able to experience by means of his
    • they have no meaning for the dead. These thoughts create an external
    • so forth has no sense because these laws are meaningless in the
    • spiritual world. This enables one to understand rightly the meaning
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    • thing-in-general whether we clarify the question by means of the
    • means that the whole is in movement, and each entity brought forth by
    • idea is meant to evoke — the general thought is in motion, and
    • forms. The philosophers I mean have never made up their minds to go
    • that subsequent events are always explained by means of preceding
    • have described, and it is by no means rare. Indeed in the nineteenth
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    • present day. This is what gives its deeper meaning to my remark of
    • stretched; then the world-nails were added, and by means of them the
    • word had a different meaning then). The Realists maintained that
    • even to listen to what such characterisations are supposed to mean.
    • material phenomena is in itself devoid of meaning. It has no real
    • meaning unless there is within it a progressive tendency; unless from
    • external life its due; their view is that life has meaning only if
    • show that the world would be purposeless and meaningless if ideas
    • in this realm Idealism is fully justified. But by means of it one
    • real science as there is mathematics. This means that from being a
    • this means one obtains very fine results, which show that this way of
    • Hierarchies. For to stop short at Pneumatism would in this case mean
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    • human soul. I mean this in the following sense.
    • Voluntarism, therefore, is not the mood that I mean here, neither is
    • ordinary means of cognition.” Occultism! The psychic
    • experience what it means to be a Gnostic, a Logician, a Voluntarist,
    • Scorpio. In short, by means of the constellation given through the
    • with imagination, so the occultist, the Intuitionist, as we mean him
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    • means of a special example.
    • oneself externally in the world” I mean placing by means of
    • education, by means of external conditions; they come into account
    • some sort of movement; by this means they become a mirror-apparatus;
    • that is here worked up in this way by means of the psychic-spiritual.
    • does it mean? It means that through an earlier incarnation Nietzsche
    • If only one thing were to be achieved by means of such a
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    • thing-in-general whether we clarify the question by means of the
    • means that the whole is in movement, and each entity brought forth by
    • idea is meant to evoke — the general thought is in motion, and
    • forms. The philosophers I mean have never made up their minds to go
    • that subsequent events are always explained by means of preceding
    • have described, and it is by no means rare. Indeed in the nineteenth
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    • present day. This is what gives its deeper meaning to my remark of
    • stretched; then the world-nails were added, and by means of them the
    • word had a different meaning then). The Realists maintained that
    • even to listen to what such characterisations are supposed to mean.
    • material phenomena is in itself devoid of meaning. It has no real
    • meaning unless there is within it a progressive tendency; unless from
    • external life its due; their view is that life has meaning only if
    • show that the world would be purposeless and meaningless if ideas
    • in this realm Idealism is fully justified. But by means of it one
    • real science as there is mathematics. This means that from being a
    • this means one obtains very fine results, which show that this way of
    • Hierarchies. For to stop short at Pneumatism would in this case mean
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    • human soul. I mean this in the following sense.
    • Voluntarism, therefore, is not the mood that I mean here, neither is
    • ordinary means of cognition.” Occultism! The psychic
    • experience what it means to be a Gnostic, a Logician, a Voluntarist,
    • Scorpio. In short, by means of the constellation given through the
    • with imagination, so the occultist, the Intuitionist, as we mean him
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    • means of a special example.
    • oneself externally in the world” I mean placing by means of
    • education, by means of external conditions; they come into account
    • some sort of movement; by this means they become a mirror-apparatus;
    • that is here worked up in this way by means of the psychic-spiritual.
    • does it mean? It means that through an earlier incarnation Nietzsche
    • If only one thing were to be achieved by means of such a
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    • the meaning and significance of life, he finds before life's door a
    • find its meaning, people have above all tried to recognize the role
    • found to be not so meaningless to believe in such a connection. The
    • of Job. It is a figure which shows us, or is meant to show us, how
    • was only meant to point to a basic impulse of the human soul which
    • the actual meaning of life and its origin. Modern natural science has
    • been able to give few clues to the meaning and nature of life. One
    • in its substance. Life in substance means: resistance to decay.
    • the food taken in becomes enjoyment because it is the means of
    • is meant to be only a sketch which is to point to the connection
    • we can realise the meaning of suffering and pain when we see how they
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    • means that human beings saw themselves for the first time; previously
    • old dough means for the new bread: this, from the earlier planet,
    • Lucifer means for us. Evil is good in its place; with us it is no
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    • lived in his day did not attribute at all the same meaning to the
    • inverted. And if we do modify them, not by altering their meaning but
    • by making it clear that we change the present theological meaning
    • kind of snake poison in order to use his saliva as a means to heal
    • something which proves itself in life to be a spiritual means of
    • proof of it is demanded. Anthroposophy is not meant simply to be
    • means of healing, and then works in life in a fructifying way. It
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    • of spiritual laws. The Greek loved life. This means the Greek
    • Christ. The meaning of the events of Golgotha we considered in
    • be reported over there, which was meaningful for the Other
    • something happened which also had meaning for the Other Side.
    • discoveries, are used to generate external cultural means
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    • no means gratifying impression. For if we consider impartially what
    • possibility of influencing life by means of anthroposophy; moreover,
    • influence the world by means of them. So that in these lectures there
    • of making clear what is meant when one uses such and such a word. In
    • no means superfluous; for if real progress is to be made in
    • not have been thus bored if, for example, in the meantime he had
    • and means to neutralise the harm which has been done to him. The
    • certainly done so by means of powers which have unfolded and developed
    • in this way?’ is by no means futile. If we follow up this
    • connection by means of Spiritual Science.
    • that something spiritual lies behind a phenomenon observed by means of
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    • somewhat strongly expressed, but you will understand what I mean. Now,
    • common to both. What then has happened in the meantime that the animal
    • behaved in the meantime that he now no longer possesses all he once
    • which the animals manifest outwardly, and by this means he has brought
    • evolutions of all the kingdoms of nature do not by any means proceed
    • later the animal kingdom. By means of this separation man was able to
    • meanwhile had not been united with the Earth, and must now return to
    • but each pain is for us a means to perfection; through overcoming it
    • power to raise itself above pain, and to triumph by means of it. That
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    • actual knowledge and discoveries of Natural Science are by no means
    • for the modern consciousness have lost the meaning they possessed at
    • can make this very clear by means of an illustration.
    • the other and study his meaning. One must carefully take into
    • of means its growth and development, and heal the injury. Notice for
    • would mean a considerable risk to health. The lower animal on the
    • another member by means of its etheric body.
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    • means of proving it and had not even the words to describe exactly the
    • again received the means by which to rid himself of the luciferic
    • itself that forces are imprinted in him by means of which he will
    • means of that which he has acquired through illness. Then the healing
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • end of certain period. By means of statistics he was able to prove
    • by means of which it is trying to develop. We shall also be able to
    • produced for no other reason than to provide the means of a cure. And
    • means of his work upon the physical plane. In other words, if the
    • half ill and half well. If the patient by means of a strong discipline
    • combination by means of which someone then produced a telescope.
    • different lines. Let us try to find a meaning in human evolution, and
    • We are aware what Luther's translation of the Bible means to the
    • perceive a meaning in this, and then let us consider the following
    • cognition of the whole meaning for human life of illness and health.
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    • them by means of those forces which only the Ego can bring to bear
    • ‘The sleeping’ of the astral body means that we are in
    • necessarily mean that a person in this consciousness cannot perform
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • himself against such delusions. The means which external science
    • no means by which to oppose Ahriman other than a power of judgement
    • work of Ahriman upon earth. By means of the organ which owes its
    • not good to ask what is the meaning of this or that. We must be
    • Earth evolution they influence human life by means of forces which are
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    • us by means of all that confronts us externally. Thus it is Ahriman
    • the person in question by means of revelations of Spiritual Science.
    • body. In the course of time, into these sheaths we have built by means
    • incarnation by the ordinary means of external reason.
    • mad ideas we shall not succeed in healing him by means of logical
    • aware of it. But this does not necessarily mean that we are inactive
    • meant by an effect of luciferic influence in an earlier life, and, as
    • which in spite of all means at our disposal we can find no causes in
    • have still the possibility of influencing our inner being by means of
    • lack of charity will be counteracted. By these means, however, the soul
    • a person by means of a corresponding spiritual education. This would
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    • ‘influencing’ does not mean that we have removed it, but
    • That is why such people rush from sensation to sensation. When means
    • tendency towards deeper intervention in the organism by means of the
    • must be educated by all sorts of means before it can lose its
    • meanwhile, we may perhaps find that the one has been standing there
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • really healed through human assistance by means of remedies or other
    • can never, by means of the methods at its disposal, bring the
    • transmuted. It is not possible today, by scientific means, to bring
    • consist?’ If we were to make research in the same way, by means
    • that which must be called, if we truly realise the fundamental meaning
    • find the means, in the case of a man who has the luciferic element in
    • by the luciferic element on our earth? It is love! Hence only by means
    • psychic means — by love — or by the external means of
    • not mean that it absolutely could not be done.
    • according to the means which offer and they are able to work
    • of the spiritual world — I mean the late Frederick Myers —
    • means of radiations from the spiritual world and by the help of the
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • evolution of mankind itself both meaning and significance are to be
    • — the impulse to extend its frontiers by means of physical force.
    • treasures of Eastern culture which could then be transformed by means
    • forward to the West by means of purely external force. The Roman
    • by means of Anthroposophy.
    • only by means of knowledge. Firstly, through self-knowledge, we make
    • within our Ego by means of which we are able to resist the luciferic
    • mastery by means of the knowledge of the external world, which must be
    • means of the Divine Breath, the capacity for absorbing the Ego. If
    • By this means Love and Wisdom will enter the human soul. Love and
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    • have a special meaning, as well as what is connected with them during
    • Lucifer: I mean to fight.
    • places, they can be spoken so that in each place they mean something
    • quite different. What they mean at the end of Scene Ten of
    • the end of Scene Ten: “I mean to fight” —
    • realize that the same words in a different context mean something
    • physical plane — must always mean the same thing. Here we have
    • I feel the secret meaning they contain.
    • conceal dark meaning in transparent words ...
    • this or that person can hide meaning — clear meaning — in
    • people that an obscure meaning can be hidden in clear words.
    • obscure meaning may be hidden is of the two the higher
    • obscure meaning. Something important would take place if the many
    • of what you say has meaning for me now.
    • conceal dark meaning in transparent words.
    • seem to hide a dark meaning in clear words.”
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    • world by means of the various methods we have apprehended, that is,
    • into his own special kingdom. This means that all love that can be
    • spiritual world means that a person will most easily become the prey
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    • elemental world is antipathetic, it means that it has a distinct
    • have to will the feeling of ego; we have to find out what it means
    • himself by means of his own elemental or etheric capacities. These
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    • of arbitrary signs to their meaning. Learning to read as we have to
    • because what one is experiencing there is truly reading. The meaning
    • by a man who means well and who would like very much to come by
    • absurd. It is an interesting phenomenon that a well-meaning man,
    • using the thinking habits of today, becomes foolish. I do not mean
    • of the existence of the spiritual world by means of experiments
    • physical means prove to me the things of the spiritual world.”
    • spiritual science we will get from the most well-meaning people the
    • theorizing; we bring about a life in the realm of spirit by means of
    • understand its meaning at the present time, however, we have to
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    • so that you can perceive in them their meaning. They themselves
    • speak out their inner, essential meaning. The further you go back in
    • language groups means that the spoken word moved halfway towards the
    • to discover anything further of meaning, for every word revealed its
    • spoken word, pronounces them correctly. When you mean the Sonne,
    • obviously at work, for this would mean forbidding solitary thought.
    • way of the spoken word — for indeed the Word was meant to be
    • mean bringing Lucifer into the right relationship to the Word. We
    • the stream of death: writing is the best means of keeping thoughts on
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    • sense of the word, the harmonious balance of polarities by means of
    • future have no meaning for you; your being is made up of what you
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    • spiritual world for the first time. This means that he is able to
    • A person who has this important, meaningful
    • itself is complex. To approach it means to ascend step by step into
    • spiritual realms. It means also that you become a being of memory, a
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    • science. Ever and again we have well-meaning, good-natured friends
    • phenomena, according to this gentleman, if we explain it by means of
    • won't find much meaning in the phrase: it is oneself. Of course, we
    • rightly what Benedictus means when he describes his clairvoyance as
    • meant as a reproof — far from it. No, it is said because almost
    • those who are sensitive to the meaning of responsibility would be
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    • On the Meaning of Life
    • urgently put: “What is the meaning of life?” If in these
    • What is the meaning of it all? Ever an arising, ever a passing away
    • all around us! What is the meaning of this arising and this passing
    • problem, with the question: “What is the meaning of existence
    • question which we formulated as to the meaning of life, and
    • especially as to the meaning of man, occurs not only to man, but to
    • Adam.” (Adam is related to Adama, and means: “Out of the
    • earth.” The Angels now began to have an idea of the meaning of
    • penetrate into the meaning behind them. If we succeed in this, great
    • the meaning and value of life by placing it in a wonderful form into
    • religion the meaning of life can be summed up by saying: “Life,
    • which is suffering, only acquires a meaning when it is conquered,
    • the question as to the meaning of life. Now, we are not going to
    • approach this question as to the meaning of life. Let us take the
    • occultism, in order to decipher the meaning of existence, gives no
    • ourselves, we have something which throws light on the meaning of
    • impulse is at hand (he means the Christ-Impulse). Therefore I say
    • meant for children’s heads or angels!” Goethe heard this
    • the riddles of life; things which so truly can illuminate the meaning
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    • the meaning of life and existence could be put in such a simple way
    • that one could ask: “What is the meaning of life and
    • few words, saying perhaps: “This or that is the meaning of
    • question as to the meaning of life. It is true that an abstract
    • that the meaning of life consists in the fact that spiritual beings
    • ourselves what is the meaning of it all. But there is something that
    • with all the means at our disposal; for only then does spiritual
    • in a nutshell, as it were, we can grasp the meaning of existence,
    • that it is precisely in this that wisdom and meaning in existence are
    • place understand what this boundless world of vision really means. It
    • can perceive by means of his clairvoyance. Let us impress this on our
    • wolf-substance. Let us suppose that with all the means and methods of
    • meant) of a community of Amazons where never a man was allowed, which
    • clairvoyant, or is by any other means in his visionary world; and the
    • approach it. That which lives within us is by no means a mere
    • is the meaning of life?” although, after all, the abstract
    • the evolution of the world may proceed. Our meaning, the meaning of
    • the whole meaning of life and realise that that, which at first is
    • Now we see in what way we have to think of the meaning of our life.
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    • Rome. Let us try to picture to ourselves what the Greek world means to
    • Today, when we ask what the Greeks mean to us, we must give far more
    • what was meant, later changed it to the more common term
    • means that, as the fourth post-Atlantean age was passing over into the
    • it is something that had its proper meaning only in an earlier time
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    • this means. They had expected the civilization of Greece, the fourth
    • Ahriman, who works with much more external means than Lucifer.
    • this task. Free imaginations as sought through spiritual science means
    • unfettered and undistilled into fantasy. It means imaginations in
    • me.” He means by this how the imaginations arise in him.
    • divide the world between them.” Things are by no means so simple
    • You can hardly find a more telling description of what I mean than in
    • hear why, and Soloviev's conception of the meaning of the Christ event
    • meaningless to portray an abstract Socrates who might have lived
    • anywhere, anytime, and it would have been equally meaningless for him
    • means can be truly understood as a real and actual super-sensible Being
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    • epoch, for they mean to try again to achieve their purpose.
    • meanwhile been developed in the Eastern Hemisphere of Europe and Asia.
    • fuller and wider measure by means of the most frightful magical arts.
    • experience its inner meaning, they then learned the nature of the
    • and experiences were to be created on earth by their means. Now,
    • examines the matter with occult means. This being set himself a quite
    • place his soul under a ban, by this means rendering its activities
    • I wished to indicate to you by means of this description the sort of
    • By these means earthly humanity would tend to be enclosed increasingly
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    • description of what is on the page to the meaning of the words. We can
    • only learn to know this meaning when we advance from describing what
    • — can make of it. By these means, we unite ourselves with the
    • like letters that can be read. In this domain the meaning of existence
    • is revealed, that is, the meaning of life and all human activity
    • way the meaning of historical evolution and the concrete forces that
    • Now, we have tried to study the fundamental meaning of this modern
    • is completely false when understood in the way it is usually meant.
    • of evolution powerful forces are to be observed that by means of
    • only by their means can man go through a certain stage of his
    • to research the spirit by materialistic means.
    • verified by means of investigation in a laboratory or clinic. Now, in
    • — of these methods. Today I want to make clear what meaning it
    • What was to be expected was that by these means a knowledge would come
    • of the old means and methods.
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    • driven souls away from the earth. By this means the service performed
    • influence of a bird having drawn near to her. If by occult means, so
    • super-sensible being but in human form, battled with every means at his
    • only be discovered by occult means — in the year 33 A.D.
    • By these means the ahrimanic impulse was inculcated into the etheric
    • Europeans were meant to acquire knowledge of this world, and indeed
    • means to institute a culture of mere prosperity. This would mean
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    • counted for little, but he meant much to those who were his vassals,
    • found the means of incorporating such impulses into humanity's
    • deep insight into the Mystery of Golgotha and its meaning and into
    • meant here of which gold is a real symbol. Read once more
    • question of the gold in Goethe's fairy tale, the meaning of the story
    • So stands the Cross weighty with solemn meaning
    • One only learns the meaning of history when one turns one's gaze to
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    • In our previous studies I have tried to show that a meaning, a
    • know them in their deeper meaning. One can understand why this
    • French or English. This means that one accepts it as something that is
    • the religion of England by Henry VIII. That is the inner meaning of
    • is by no means rooted in reality; it is far less so than was an
    • what all this means. The true reality was of no consequence at all to
    • the man say who knows this and who also possesses the means to confirm
    • has he let me sleep?” This means putting oneself with one's
    • veil means that one cannot penetrate behind wisdom, that one will
    • stands there, one must explain it as meaning that the veil is not
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    • physical sense world. That means he has to go through, as it were, by
    • Three-fold Division of the Social Organism. By this means the eyes of
    • the stream of the Spiritual Life (in the full meaning of the word
    • amongst us in our social life. By this means we are linked to our
    • the nature of man by means of the facts of the world of the Heavens,
    • meaning, because this once only had meaning as long as the leaders
    • History tells us that that which had a meaning in ancient times is
    • Greek civilization still grouped in a way which had a meaning for that
    • division of mankind was still there, but the meaning had been
    • gradually lost. And that which for the Greeks still had much meaning,
    • abstraction without meaning for those whose lives are cast in it. From
    • others, meaningless. No one thinks any more about the meaning, because
    • what is meant by this term he could only say: “It is that which
    • meaning, but today it has lost all meaning. And if anyone wishes to
    • something of the meaning of the life of Economy. Just as in the
    • caste system still prevails, we find something of the meaning of that
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    • of the true meaning of what entered human evolution at the Mystery of
    • thoughts. This means that these men have remained in a life of thought
    • some meaning.
    • It hardly means anything to thousands, to millions of people at the
    • What I mean by this will become quite clear to you through the
    • Christ Jesus the Divine Leader of the whole human race. This means
    • recall how that which gives its own particular meaning, its true
    • meaning to the Earth, entered into human evolution.
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    • hand, which means bringing his Will into operation, of this the
    • ordinary man knows absolutely nothing. This means that the Mystery of
    • those means given by Spiritual Science of which I have often spoken to
    • spirit-life by means of the apparatus of the nerves and the brain;
    • These things are in preparation. Among the most important means
    • these theories, knowledge gained by means of experience is abstract,
    • Spiritual Science, but through Spiritual Science alone. That means
    • understanding with the former has absolutely no sense and no meaning;
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    • with the usual means of knowledge we are really unable to see
    • hasten to step behind the mirror — which means facing the future
    • have first strengthened them through that, which, by means of
    • what it means when an official representative of religion says:
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    • human body. Now, consider the spiritual meaning of that which has been
    • in a physical human frame, is the means by which the Luciferic Powers
    • The means which can be used so that man shall appeal to this inner
    • of those who raised the warning cry: “We must prevent by means of
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    • means of our ordinary self-knowledge as the three forces or faculties
    • the next stage if, by means of the exercises referred to earlier, we
    • anthroposophical science of medicine. By its means we learn to see how
    • way. By this means we develop strong forces of will and carry the
    • raise our arm; that will-process by means of which we pass from
    • anthroposophist would by no means decry, but would maintain that the
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    • science of initiation. That insight is by no means something which,
    • imagination and concentration, by means of certain exercises, the
    • This is how we can regard the Mystery of Golgotha by means of the
    • modern initiate can understand it by means of the new science of
    • into his physical life. Death to him did not mean that tragedy which
    • it was to mean later when the soul-life had been drawn into the
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    • of the Dragon — at least, the image means something to him.
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    • way back to spirit must be achieved by means of the strength that can
    • never have had any meaning in the world had it not commemorated what
    • cover the meaning, but they do express the realities inherent in
    • longer sees spirit in things, which in the meantime has entered into
    • But in the meantime much has happened in the world. Man has in a sense
    • of divine-spiritual forces by means of his loving will. For the
    • — not in the first instance by means of some sort of
    • means of kindling it so it may pervade him with its fire. And just as
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    • connection with the cosmos. True, by means of their materialistically
    • faint echo of what they once meant, expressing themselves in all sorts
    • first create a feeling for what it might signify; for by no means must
    • To illustrate what I really mean by all that, I need only ask you to
    • penetrate the spiritual world by means of the ordinary
    • to imagine that the spiritual world can be comprehended by means of
    • means of the mental capacities developed in the course of the last
    • candle. When spiritual science reveals the truth by means of such
    • before the mind's eye. And this means something different from having
    • again at once. The same is true of imaginations by means of which we
    • holding sway within him. Light is by no means mere phos: it is
    • shadow formations and by means of them determine accurately, this is
    • stellar script by means of the methods known to the Druid priests. But
    • latter has no means of establishing the interrelationships that can
    • provide clues to the meaning of this man on the bull. In order to
    • relation to the functions mentioned. Subconsciously by means of the
    • amazed to learn how they can establish, by means very different from
    • perceive the course of the seasons within himself by means of his
    • Mithras followers perceived by means of their heart-science could not
    • Here the symbol begins to take on significance. By means of ordinary
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    • such a universal grasp of reality; and by means of such methods as I
    • winter mean in a spiritual sense? It means that those spiritual beings
    • years: well-meaning people who do not want the Easter Festival to be
    • that is what is meant by “passing out of one's own inner
    • the term “to develop spirituality” does not mean to become
    • abstract: it means to be able to follow the spirit in its being and
    • What possible meaning could that have? The term spirit takes on
    • meaning only when it speaks to us in concrete details, when it keeps
    • speculations means nothing whatever. Only the living spirit, that
    • same intellectual means. But never in the world will anything but
    • offer, and what this anthroposophy can mean to the human
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    • but it is meant to imply that when a man really experiences thinking,
    • you, and by means of them you will live intensely in the past. Or
    • by means of an old garment perhaps can have the powerful effect I
    • meaning with this prophetic force, so that you get a feeling, which
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    • brings into it. I mean, everything which we are accustomed from our
    • through the gate of death, he can only reproduce, which means
    • by means of the body alone. Therefore the Spartan boy was urged to do
    • himself, by means of all kinds of massage with oil; indeed with
    • the adaptation of man to his environment by means of a corresponding
    • Karma; for that which comes from the outer world by no means always
    • lies in Karma, but has first to be woven into a man's Karma by means
    • Now by means of certain
    • weigh down his own will. He can do this by means of exercises which
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    • means to about the seventh year of life — the soul-element
    • This means in reality that you are living with this
    • That means, the thoughts which are first experienced in
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    • the hardest on the earth, he penetrates by their means directly into
    • That is the first acquaintance which man makes by means
    • the metals we also learn that metals are by no means confined to the
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    • today man speaks of the “word” he means, as a rule, only
    • meant by this Logos, this Word? And how is this meaning connected
    • trickles downwards as water, as a fluid element. By means of this
    • brought before the soul of the pupil by means of his own speech it
    • investigate the meaning of “In the Primal Beginning was the
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    • the external letters by means of which they must begin to decipher
    • character which placed before the pupil the meaning which lies in
    • meaning — after the pupil, through all that he had experienced,
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    • the spirit-world, so that by means of specially impressive inner
    • gazed by means of the new consciousness born of the numbness would be
    • still deeper meaning — in that, at the stage where I closed the
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    • Imaginations that he was about to penetrate further by means of these
    • perhaps by his commonplace nature, but by such experiences we mean
    • the inner meaning of these writings. He himself understands nothing
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    • of speaking, dimmed; that means that they could not develop any
    • Initiates with their pupils; and there, without any means for the
    • mystery of Golgotha, which is really only comprehensible by means of
    • metals within by means of ordinary scientific methods, if one
    • analysed the substances in man, then by means of this external
    • that man is a real microcosm; that means that everything which is to
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    • wouldst like simply to observe it in its results, by means of thy
    • have no meaning; but such phrases as “warm airiness,”
    • “cold wateriness” mean a great deal. These are contrasts
    • cosmic spaces and then, in a penetrating way, though only by means of
    • system by means of the different metals, and the pupil, who did not
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    • man of today. It meant a great deal to look at the earth as a divine
    • Samothracian Mysteries something else existed by means of which man
    • the Kabiri was experienced by means of the mantric words in which the
    • means logically and abstractly, there lives in his head only the
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    • when we investigate the ancient Mysteries by means of the Akashic
    • mean that his etheric body would have no basis in his organism. If
    • initiated into the ancient Mysteries had been asked whether by means
    • means if he does not reveal them to you. Just imagine for a moment
    • that a man should seek to investigate by means of experiment the
    • means of observation; it was intercourse with the Cosmic
    • of Christianity this ancient Astrology, that means, intercourse with
    • no longer find his way to them by means of the path of knowledge
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    • knows what was known by this means in these olden times, and which
    • really was evoked by means of these many exercises and through
    • preparation. I mean that this direction of the vision inward into the
    • means of a still further preparation of his soul he could also
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    • understand the meaning and significance of our studies, for it
    • civilization, we find that although they were by no means as
    • as we see them today by means of our senses and the products of
    • glasses, and by this means the contours of objects become
    • facts. Yes, but now suppose that this is by no means correct,
    • connection will mean something especially to those who are
    • The squabbles in such realms are by no means different from the
    • say as if it were meant to tend in the direction of
    • pictures than the pictures alone yielded me. I know by means of
    • observed under a microscope, through a telescope, or by means
    • the complicated association of ideas — I mean a picture
    • whole meaning of the breathing process, just as Imaginative
    • knowledge leads to an understanding of the meaning of the
    • breathing process cannot be understood by means of Imagination;
    • unfortunately, be followed by means of merely empirical
    • research but only by means of Intuitive knowledge. This
    • in the human being unless you investigate them by means of this
    • of the human being can well be understood by means of ordinary
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    • the subsequent processes must be studied by a different means
    • transformations of substance by means of analogies, just as we
    • — the vascular system — is the means whereby the
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    • human being. This means that when the human organization is
    • metabolic organization at the age of seven. This means that the
    • environment in his breathing, by inhaling the air and by means
    • observed in the plant — I mean, the contrast between the
    • no means want to renew; I only mention it so that we can
    • factors. This means that it is necessary for us to look into
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    • iron-bearing blood corpuscles must mean for the whole life of
    • spiritual science, this means that the relationship of the
    • fall into disorder. You can provide the means, however, of
    • organism is by no means as simple in the case of the
    • means that a process is strongly on its way to the inorganic, a
    • the possibility of counteracting the congestion above by means
    • active. This means that it is not performing its form-giving
    • as it were, by means of everything that underlies the silicea,
    • nerve-sense organism by means of alkaline salts. Then in the
    • results than pure experimentation. I am not by any means saying
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    • course along the proper path by means of calming, supportive measures
    • could then be explained by means of movement, for then light would be
    • means to create nature.” Indeed, if what is expressed in this
    • unable to see into the place where new formations appear; this means that
    • highly gifted man that “to know nature means to create nature”
    • sentence stands as: “To know nature means to create nature,” which we
    • as, “To know the spirit means to destroy the spirit.” This sentence
    • shrouded in a certain mysterious darkness: “To know the spirit means to
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    • which show a kind of daring. He simply said, “To know nature means to
    • that Schelling meant; rather, by putting things together, by a
    • “To know nature means to create nature,” and this sentence would be,
    • “To know the spirit means to destroy the spirit.” This last sentence
    • inspiration. Schelling, who certainly was by no means an initiate but
    • nature, we can say nothing more than that “To know nature means at
    • would say, “To know this nature means to create this nature.” The
    • as a child, one would have to say that to know actually means to
    • create, means to develop creative activity. We are able to see this
    • The sentence, “To know the spirit means to destroy the spirit,” is
    • penetrated. Just as the sentence, “To know nature means to create
    • “To know the spirit means to destroy the spirit,” leads us to the end
    • to this sentence in a paradoxical way — “To know the spirit means to
    • develops self-perception in the right way, to know the spirit means to
    • means to destroy the spirit,” is this: if a person wishes only to gaze
    • means that in such a moment a person would have to diminish, to
    • spirit, and it tries to pursue its effects and succeeds by means of
    • illnesses abstractly by mental means; instead it leads, particularly
    • What does that mean — spiritualism in the material realm? It means
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    • Healing, then, means simply that if the head system, for example, is
    • strongly poisonous on the head system, which means working over
    • the human being, by means of which we can bring about a healing,
    • the ability to see organs. Such organs are by no means at rest and can
    • in a certain way polarically. By this means we can be guided into
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    • conscious soul life, has its physical carrier by means of which it
    • means only physically — to the way it normally works when
    • are connected; by means of a specific case, which is actually only
    • were, diluting it. By means of this dilution the restrained rickets of
    • that must be undertaken by means of the human head's mediation.
    • known what it means to bring about a partial consciousness in the arms
    • and hands through massage. It means that the soul-spiritual element in
    • degree of consciousness brought about by means of the massage.
    • to help the person afflicted with this illness particularly by means
    • gives the earthly evolution of the human being its full meaning. We
    • extraterrestrial female organism by means of the fertilization.
    • to whom they give birth will contract hemophilia. This means that
    • was first known by spiritual scientific means. The objection often
    • We are not dream-spinners in any realm. We do not by any means want
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    • always be remembered if we would understand the meaning and
    • by no means so childish as many people imagine nowadays, they did
    • sight looks through spectacles, and by this means the contours of
    • now suppose that this is by no means correct; that by virtue of its
    • raising of questions. If questions never arise, it means that a
    • mean something to those who are specialists in their particular
    • form. They are by no means dissimilar to the seemingly trivial
    • to take what I have to say as if it were meant to tend in the
    • a microscope, through a telescope, or by means of Röntgen
    • ideas — I mean a picture of the ideas which associate and not
    • Inspiration, we learn to understand the whole meaning of the
    • means of Imagination; here we must have Inspiration, we must rise
    • unfortunately, be followed by means of purely empirical research, but
    • only by means of Intuition. Intuition leads us beyond the mere
    • investigate them by its means.
    • man can well be understood by means of ordinary objective cognition.
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    • I mean the physically solid system — is directly related to its
    • substance by means of analogies, just as we study things in the outer
    • the means whereby the foodstuffs (which have now entered the
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    • mean the rhythm of day and night, of sleeping and waking. Then there
    • system. I mean that the metabolism is not quite able to adapt itself
    • the air and by means of all that arises in his blood circulation as a
    • activities. In the outer sense this means that up to the seventh year
    • I mean, the contrast between the principle of growth which is derived
    • called in ancient terminology. This, of course, means the mercurial
    • which results in a formation composed of both factors. This means
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    • blood corpuscles must mean for the whole life of feeling and
    • terms of Spiritual Science, this means that the relation of the
    • physical-organic nature of man is by no means so simple in the
    • If a flower contains a certain amount of sulphur, this means that
    • above by means of a strong counter-pressure from below. (The forces
    • astral and become as active as the astral organism itself. This means
    • the astral organisation out, as it were, by means of the forces
    • by means of alkaline salts. Then in the middle, rhythmic system of
    • mere experimentation. I do not by any means say that this cannot also
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    • I do not by any means
    • in later times also knows the meaning of a word which occurs
    • well-meaning philanthropists, exclaim ‘Utopia!’ and they
    • the means of power must be taken away from the various trusts, that
    • private ownership of means of production into public ownership, has
    • words. They mean that the holders of such views desire that something
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    • to mean that an independent administration is demanded for the
    • look for their true meaning we shall find that there is an authentic
    • other. If the cry for democracy has any real meaning at all, everyone
    • shall be its administrators. This means that from the lowest class in
    • the means of production are in the hands of individual owners. When
    • in control of the means of production, the evils will cease.
    • means of production, or capital which is its equivalent, should be
    • of certain means of production has led, for instance of European post
    • administration of the means of production the very powers to which
    • present rule. It means extinction and death to the economic body when
    • his intellect and take part in the ordering of the means of
    • What do we mean by
    • of companies? We mean that whoever takes his stand on the
    • as of equal value. This means that people are forced to produce if
    • purchased. That means wages are produced by capital. One argument can
    • use has a meaning in social life. We must look at the result of the
    • means available to make the demand possible. We may want things; if
    • we do not possess the means to satisfy our wants, we shall not be
    • workers on that particular product. This means that in the future the
    • possible in future to carry on business by means of money and for
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    • the means of a livelihood, upon whether they work for him in such a
    • way that he can support himself out of his own means. To put this in
    • regarding the nature and meaning of law, but what is generally
    • capacities in the teacher, in the educator, which by no means belong
    • efficiency will be formed by means of contract. These are the facts
    • ‘What is really meant by public rights? It is neither more nor
    • often emphasize the fact that the worker is separated from his means
    • characteristic of what I mean. I once entered a barber's shop in an
    • for the means of restoring health to the social organism must look
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    • the aims and object of this building and the meaning of the movement
    • regarding this movement of spiritual life. In reality, the meaning of
    • understanding. What is really the meaning of all the subconscious
    • conscious thought of our present humanity? What do they mean, above
    • in art? One need only ask, what meaning has such a criterion with
    • means the measure of their greatness? Do we not see the measure of
    • understand — forgive the personal remark — what it means
    • but these have been by no means decided enough, though much has been
    • means than the dry, sober intellect and the investigation by
    • can by this means get away far enough from the reality to judge it,
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world by means of spiritual science
    • structure in these three regions of culture. To explain what I mean,
    • the political life of the present day. But what does he mean by
    • freedom? We arrive at an understanding of his meaning when we read
    • book may appear to some to be pedantic, though this was by no means
    • desire this today. I will explain what I mean by this quality of
    • impotence to penetrate the universe with understanding by means of
    • the knowledge that is meant here, which we gain for ourselves when we
    • perception by means of the intellect, but is instead saturated with
    • psychology, and you will find that there is no profound meaning
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    • of the present day. But, as we all see today it can by no means be
    • the conditions of ownership. and that means neither more nor less
    • means free. It is a portion of the spiritual life, torn away from the
    • the highest degree. Those who possess the economic means today
    • spring from the human soul and spirit, by means of taxation, namely,
    • for it is plain that the value of such measures is by no means beyond
    • a lack of understanding of the means by which that spiritual
    • handing over the means of production to the community, we transfer it
    • means of production is circulated within the community; this
    • brought to pass. Today we are absolutely convinced that the means of
    • to reach a just determination of price as long as the means of
    • its ownership, and the disposal of the finished means of production
    • transference through the legal means, on the principles of the
    • spiritual organization. The means of production through which
    • personally use his capacities. But the finished means of production
    • land, and to the right of disposal of the means of production, will
    • confused, by no means reasonable, manner. Just as in the society of
    • familiar. That means that the spirit and soul which live in the
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    • say that these lectures have not dealt with the means by which bread,
    • chances of the market are the means of bringing about the
    • there is no means of communication between them through the exercise
    • over the evils of life seize upon the first means at hand to carry
    • the concrete one, found through spiritual perception, will find means
    • of expression in manifold ways. By this means the many will be able
    • sincere self-conquest, by means of the impulse of the spirit. Men and
    • well-meaning, full of insight and permeated by social ethics, would
    • precisely the means for the understanding of other social bodies, and
    • will thus become the means by which true world-economy will be
    • carried on. Unless such means are created, the old so-called national
    • out that the so-called idealists are by no means the most ignorant
    • meant by such an assertion. He who knows the relationship of idea to
    • It is not the point whether or not we agree with the literal meaning
    • judge the extent to which this meaning accords with reality. In this
    • Here are two examples of what is meant.
    • conclude with words that are, indeed, truly and earnestly meant. I
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    • near, the German State was consolidated purely by means of external
    • that was consolidated, and moreover by means of sheer force. And this
    • Order. Set to work with the Threefold Order. That is the only means of
    • meant to do. They did not understand it, however often they declared
    • that the principle of Archimedes holds good. I mean that every body
    • be done.” Meanwhile, the great calamity was taking place: the
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    • Price, but it is by no means a simple problem. You need only consider
    • that in the meantime many other houses have been built around it: the
    • — the most important in Economics (I mean the concept of Price)
    • science of Economics we can make no progress by this means: quite
    • Labour and that which is derived from, or directed by means of,
    • economic value? It is by no means a faulty image if we say, for
    • human being's forces. I mean it is unjustifiable in this connection,
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    • have a real meaning when we regard prices and values much as we regard
    • less closely merged. I mean, of course, religious organisations in the
    • be complete. For it would mean that the maximum concentration of work,
    • Meanwhile it is absolutely true — and indeed self-evident —
    • though not perhaps in the severe meaning we attach to it today. But
    • fellow-men. We must realise how by this means each individual will, in
    • — though he by no means makes his products for himself — a
    • it is of course impossible, but I mean mainly in this sphere — if
    • Mean Price midway between the two poles where we have two persons
    • prices will tend towards a mean. If under normal conditions (we shall
    • mean position. To find, the mean price-level, we must not go to the
    • trades with middleman, buying and selling. Here it is that the mean
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    • domestic economy. I did not mean that the tailor has not a perfect
    • workers have no other means of arriving at the place where they' do
    • very likely mean that the new-comer will only be concerned in
    • means of a different kind of Spirit. He will then turn the values to
    • becomes the means of expression, the instrument, the medium for the
    • value by spiritual means. Therein lies its true economic significance.
    • meaning of this will only emerge in the further course of these
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    • yesterday, the man who produces by means of Spirit becomes a debtor.
    • this means very much in the economic process. It means that, when
    • instructions, the thing will be improved.” By such means it will
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    • work it out economically. I mean the question: How far (if at all)
    • how means of production, for instance, are to be transferred, by a
    • economic knowledge is by no means great. People are little inclined to
    • V1 alone. All it means is that the two together will now do
    • that it is by no means a matter of indifference whether in a given
    • economic process, we can give them a very good means of regulating the
    • done in the one case or in the other. I do not by any means wish to
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    • mean that the commodities decrease in value; it only means that the
    • “power” or “right.” By means of power, rights
    • this has a very real meaning, albeit you may have to think a very long
    • time to find your way to that meaning. But in respect to agriculture
    • and forestry it has no meaning. We must never forget that, when we are
    • in other walks of life. What is a means of healing for the head, is
    • pernicious — is a means to disease — for the stomach; and
    • in the economic process. For then we shall see that it is by no means
    • will see what I mean directly. Remember that Capital is, properly
    • counter-clockwise movement, but absorbs it — Means of
    • Production arise. What we call means of production is something
    • which the Spirit needs. From the pen which I possess as my means of
    • production to the most complicated machinery in a factory, means of
    • becomes means of production.
    • And now, what arises at this point with the help of means of
    • Just as Nature is here received by the Spirit, so can the means of
    • Labour. What have we then, when Labour receives the means of
    • production — when means of production and Labour are united? It
    • get a movement whereby means of production and industrial Capital coalesce.
    • with the help of means of production a and industrial Capital, then
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    • and P (price), as mutually independent variables and by that means
    • perhaps defend themselves. In that case they must have the means to do
    • will by no means be recognised that I am allowed to keep what I have
    • in the number of picture postcards will mean that new postmen will
    • means of consumption in the very least. You merely bring about a
    • available means of consumption.”
    • social reforms in this way, merely giving means of subsistence to the
    • I do not mean that there is deliberate deceit, but that the whole
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    • lose on it.” What does this really mean? To begin with, it means
    • From all this you can see: It can by no means be said with certainty,
    • I mean the material life.
    • example — I mean the so-called “Opium War,” whereby
    • did not go quite so easily by purely military means; even there —
    • politics by other means.” Such definitions are all very well,
    • “Divorce is the continuation of marriage by other means.”
    • the continuation of marriage by other means,” but when it is
    • by other means,” they do not notice the absurdity, but on the
    • great economic progress. This she did by means of trade; and
    • recent times England has been chosen by Marx as a means of studying
    • especially serve the process of lending — I mean the banking
    • I mean, as contains a real economic substance — economic meaning.
    • colonies we must pay for them — and that means that they at once
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    • speaking to a few among you. I mean the relation between Labour and
    • you can by no means admit that the seller alone makes a profit in the
    • — for peas, I get the peas by means of barter and I can, if I
    • economic process. I mean it literally, in the true sense of the word
    • pictures taken from what is immediate perception. This means, in other
    • an undertaking or an institution and to produce by means of it. He
    • element in man, in the most comprehensive meaning of the term. It
    • This was the real meaning of The Threefold Commonwealth —
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    • at any rate, adduced for their assertion, you would by no means be
    • the one private economy or business will gain by means of the other
    • radical example of what I mean by their working together industrially.
    • Earth stealing advantages at the expense of another by means of
    • To conceive what world-economics really means, we must see clearly, to
    • it only means that progress is partial. This state of affairs is
    • other people do the work. Unless he himself in the meantime sees to it
    • can somehow get the means to pay for it, and pay more or less dearly.
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    • greater or less value to a certain sum of money. I mean value not only
    • buying and selling? It comes about by this means: He who makes use of
    • own household — the slave was, of course, a means of production.
    • Your money may in the meantime have acquired a different value in
    • of origin has a real meaning (and by “growing old” I mean
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    • We have now therefore a means of comparison, namely, Labour on the one
    • The direction is exactly opposite. Physical Labour only has meaning
    • someone who did nothing but save himself Labour by means of his
    • signifies a saving of work. Only by this means is an effectual
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    • always many-sided and contains many meanings. Many of you may
    • manual Labour, upon, say, means of production. On the one side we must
    • have Labour uniting itself with the means of production, while on the
    • book-keeping must mean something. An item — A — which I
    • Every such item must have concrete meaning. But it can only have a
    • meaning if it represents something which is comparable, or which is at
    • amount of physical Labour upon some means of production which is saved
    • another angle, we shall find means of reaching such an assessment. For
    • on the one hand we have the physical Labour spent on the means of
    • definite amount of Labour. I mean that at a given time a definite
    • that is expended upon the means of production. Think it through
    • Labour expended on means of production, Labour invested in economic
    • other than an expressions of the sum-total of means of production
    • available in a given region — means of production including in
    • precisely, but you will soon see what I mean). What would you have to
    • own accord, Of course you will not believe that I mean what I am now
    • after a time prices are different, it can only mean that one has taken
    • start from — our figures must mean something. It simply leads
    • made evident. Our currency will be referred to the usable means of
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    • mean is a much more ancient teacher of mankind. In those olden times
    • the initiates, was a language by means of which, it was in those
    • you feel an urge to do so will mean that you are awake to the fact of
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    • saying this, we mean: Beneath us is all that which is preparing the
    • with the one in yonder world. Now he must find some means of mutual
    • insisting no longer on the abstract meaning of the words but entering
    • at long last I am entirely within it. It is with this kind of meaning
    • meaning that issues from the sounds themselves — that
    • than empty. Few people have an adequate idea of what this means. Now
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    • Yet it is surely not without meaning that the guiding Spiritual
    • that all who give any thought at all to the meaning of existence on
    • not mean to imply that man's astral body assumes every night the
    • not mean of course that we receive into us every night the entire
    • means of his heart-eye. There are however, dreams in which we can
    • And now man comes into the next sphere. This does not mean, he leaves
    • by means of his Sun-eye man
    • the Mystery of Golgotha. If we have once felt what it means for the
    • are your organism, your cosmic organism by means of which you
    • meaning is that he is going through an initiation which yields him
    • that it was given her at last to have her real meaning.
    • something new, something that means a new step forward. What he does
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    • goes forth, from the planetary spheres — we mean of course the
    • and origin of the moral ether; but when the Sun shines, then by means
    • means that the moral ordering of the world has gone out of the ether.
    • conscience, — and this will mean of course at the same time
    • danger has by no means always been so great as it is today. In the
    • weaker; and that meant also that during sleep he did not sail so
    • for a moment dear friends, that I mean to speak scornfully or
    • depends on the decision; for it is by no means a matter of
    • means, we cannot see it at all — then the soul that is
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    • that is possible, — namely, in pictures. This will mean that I
    • will mean, I shall be able to stay on the Earth. I shall not die any
    • entirely with such Ahrimanic sub-human beings. By this means they
    • nature of man. Man is by no means merely an earthly being; influences
    • of which I have been telling you. And a prime means for them to
    • are confident they will be able to achieve their end by means of
    • Sickness, whether in mind or body, means disappointment for Lucifer
    • description shows itself in a man's physical nature, it means that
    • means left to the good Powers, to rescue man from the fangs of
    • out-and-out egoist. But that will mean that he, as an egoist,
    • it is the Christ who provides now for man the means of reconciliation
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    • ask: What does it mean for the physical body to be thus laid aside by
    • your astral body. Once more, the “laying aside” means
    • point out what it really means, when we are out yonder in the world
    • ancient world-conceptions. Though it was meant to typify the
    • with the Hierarchy of that constellation, meanwhile the planets are
    • the meantime, from the planetary spheres, shines up into the sphere
    • consciousness was darkened for a longer time, — I mean the
    • Meanwhile the forces of the Moon arise within us. We feel once more:
    • only means of re-uniting with it — we now begin to draw to
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    • mean is a much more ancient teacher of mankind. In those olden times
    • the initiates, was a language by means of which, it was in those
    • you feel an urge to do so will mean that you are awake to the fact of
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    • saying this, we mean: Beneath us is all that which is preparing the
    • with the one in yonder world. Now he must find some means of mutual
    • insisting no longer on the abstract meaning of the words but entering
    • at long last I am entirely within it. It is with this kind of meaning
    • meaning that issues from the sounds themselves — that
    • than empty. Few people have an adequate idea of what this means. Now
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    • Yet it is surely not without meaning that the guiding Spiritual
    • that all who give any thought at all to the meaning of existence on
    • not mean to imply that man's astral body assumes every night the
    • not mean of course that we receive into us every night the entire
    • means of his heart-eye. There are however, dreams in which we can
    • And now man comes into the next sphere. This does not mean, he leaves
    • by means of his Sun-eye man
    • the Mystery of Golgotha. If we have once felt what it means for the
    • are your organism, your cosmic organism by means of which you
    • meaning is that he is going through an initiation which yields him
    • that it was given her at last to have her real meaning.
    • something new, something that means a new step forward. What he does
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    • goes forth, from the planetary spheres — we mean of course the
    • and origin of the moral ether; but when the Sun shines, then by means
    • means that the moral ordering of the world has gone out of the ether.
    • conscience, — and this will mean of course at the same time
    • danger has by no means always been so great as it is today. In the
    • weaker; and that meant also that during sleep he did not sail so
    • for a moment dear friends, that I mean to speak scornfully or
    • depends on the decision; for it is by no means a matter of
    • means, we cannot see it at all — then the soul that is
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    • that is possible, — namely, in pictures. This will mean that I
    • will mean, I shall be able to stay on the Earth. I shall not die any
    • entirely with such Ahrimanic sub-human beings. By this means they
    • nature of man. Man is by no means merely an earthly being; influences
    • of which I have been telling you. And a prime means for them to
    • are confident they will be able to achieve their end by means of
    • Sickness, whether in mind or body, means disappointment for Lucifer
    • description shows itself in a man's physical nature, it means that
    • means left to the good Powers, to rescue man from the fangs of
    • out-and-out egoist. But that will mean that he, as an egoist,
    • it is the Christ who provides now for man the means of reconciliation
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    • ask: What does it mean for the physical body to be thus laid aside by
    • your astral body. Once more, the “laying aside” means
    • point out what it really means, when we are out yonder in the world
    • ancient world-conceptions. Though it was meant to typify the
    • with the Hierarchy of that constellation, meanwhile the planets are
    • the meantime, from the planetary spheres, shines up into the sphere
    • consciousness was darkened for a longer time, — I mean the
    • Meanwhile the forces of the Moon arise within us. We feel once more:
    • only means of re-uniting with it — we now begin to draw to
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    • and again in new embodiments, what can be the deeper meaning of this
    • the whole meaning of earthly life that we penetrate the significance
    • their real meaning for us lies in the fact that each of these
    • this means for our souls. Toward this end we must link together many
    • world. This is the lowest means by which something about the
    • who comprehended that moment in time, who knew what it meant that
    • might, by means of these naturally developed faculties, be understood
    • means that the human spirit, who had previously been permeated by
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    • meaning. At the same time, we must also ask ourselves if it is not
    • which he is able to apply to sense perception and by means of which
    • without meaning: “Nature makes no leaps.” This sounds
    • should and can mean to us, how it should prepare us to fulfill our
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    • impulse. This is not meant to place these streams in opposition to
    • 3,000 years. “Maitreya Buddha” means the “Buddha of
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    • feminine spiritual life. Mark well — I do not mean the
    • imply by any means that many a brain in a woman's body has not
    • will speak tomorrow about the great spiritual meaning of our time.
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    • event. It was by means of what man had learned through the wisdom of
    • ground as if dead. This means that everything of a lower nature in
    • for human beings to acquire by means of these human faculties —
    • from this deed — it can have no other meaning than to show me
    • that death would mean nothing other than another physical event for
    • Christianity by means of the mere story. Those whose intentions are
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    • of the deepest meaning, because they indicate that something most
    • refreshment by means of this ecstasy.
    • Still, by these means alone the change would not have
    • as it is called. This was by no means a sermon for the masses. The
    • writings as a remote fairyland, which means the spiritual world, the
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    • world of the senses to be able, by means of a growing capacity for
    • being in direct connection with a physical body. This means that the
    • faculties that today can be acquired by means of initiation will in
    • He will appear in an etheric body. By means of spiritual science we
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    • meaning; every ant feels itself to be a member of a whole. Human
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    • the human soul is by no means as easy to achieve as many people
    • reality, but a thought is only a thought. By this is meant that one
    • this corpse, since they themselves will by that means develop to a
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    • therapy, and soon, most likely, social and political means, the
    • allowing this or that to be publicized by such means as would be
    • things are; meanwhile it is not at all necessary to occupy ourselves
    • some causes by using words with antithetical meaning. How this is
    • variety of things and by means of which one can come to special
    • exist or that their activities are harmless. They are by no means
    • lodge (see drawing, orange). This means that dead people have been
    • circumstances. This means that we are not only a fusion of body,
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    • Well-meaning, spiritual members of the brotherhood thus
    • these well-meaning members of the brotherhood had surmised would
    • manifestations of the spirits of the departed. The well-meaning,
    • in human evolution as a means for power. It is self-evident that
    • over the whole field. The well-meaning initiates gradually lost all
    • all a system. Meanwhile the life of thinking leads to one world (W1),
    • frequently discussed what this means. It cannot be otherwise than
    • devoutness. It gives new meaning to the legend about which I just
    • one workman to another. Then he worked with arithmetic means. You
    • know that it does not matter if one uses arithmetic means in
    • mechanics, but with human beings one cannot employ arithmetic means,
    • arithmetic means, however: he selected those workers who recovered
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    • tackles these situations. The what lies simply in the meaning of
    • to these forces by artificial means, to forces emanating from certain
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    • relationships are added to immediate ones. I mean this in the
    • existence, for all cosmic existence. It means that actually, in a
    • through the rest of life. This means nothing other than that, beyond
    • destiny in the world, in great events and small. What do I mean by
    • which will show you what I mean, and it is only one case out of
    • means severed by death; they continue. This enrichment of life is the
    • time, however, and I am sure other ways and means will be found by
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    • Italy is the means through which the nation-spirit impresses his
    • It can be asked: how is it with the other nation-spirits? What means
    • point of view. A central Europe is meant to which France and Italy do
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    • make the man of today understand what is meant by “glowing
    • clearer to you what I mean. Let us suppose you have an affection for
    • its true meaning. Red — surely you do not think that red is, in
    • Hierarchy was not meant the two-legged being that goes about the
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    • chance. In those days one could not find a teacher by means of books,
    • conversation between them. I do not of course mean that only one
    • the objects of Nature are in their deeper meaning, when one observes
    • and the meaning and significance of each for the whole. And he felt
    • much misunderstood, and it is by no means easy for us to find out
    • Logos by means of that self-knowledge for which so powerful an
    • means fully clear to Raimon Lull; with him it was more of a dim,
    • the pupil had come to know the meaning and significance of
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    • to human thinking as the means of attaining knowledge.
    • period. One has to discover for oneself what it really means, by
    • the spiritual world — may have very deep meaning; from it can
    • really meant, and asked about them. But they received from these wise
    • knowledge that lives in me, a knowledge I can by no means enclose in
    • intercourse went on among men by means of a silencing of thought. No
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    • the symbolic meaning of this or that sign, concerning all of which
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    • We have seen how the old knowledge that was once acquired by means
    • still able to learn how the true meaning of such symbols is only
    • means of the inner knowledge and feeling of his skeleton. A man does
    • By this means did the
    • interchange with the astral light, and to perceive by means of the
    • by means of the inside of the bones of the lower leg, and you
    • Form by means of his experience of the inside of the thigh-bone, its
    • Substance once more by means of the organ of the head, the
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    • have written in it. For what does it mean to say that the ancient
    • repelling it, driving it away with deprecation. He means to show that
    • the writing has them. What does it mean, “the writing has
    • them”? It means that in our wrist, in our hand, we have a
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    • First of all there is a challenge to discover what is actually meant.
    • forth of the meteoric element that sets us free by means of the iron
    • something by means of it, so can we turn to the service of our will
    • meaning which has to be ascribed to that brazen writing in the astral
    • merely as a rarity, or as something one seeks to explain by means of a
    • does not mean that such an Imagination is merely built up out of
    • added a spiritual element penetrated with the meaning and sense of
    • not be understood as meaning that here or there one celebrates a
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    • repelling it, driving it away with deprecation. He means to show that
    • them. What does it mean, ‘the writing has them’? It means
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    • undoubtedly use every available means to fight against it, it will yet
    • past epoch were by no means inactive. What an external physiology
    • This is what the Michael Rulership means.
    • will be able to remember, — that is, those who by means of occult
    • Science means fundamentally nothing else than to have a true feeling
    • understand this. It means that something which in all previous epochs
    • world-conception means for individual souls, we shall learn to
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    • when one means his face or countenance.
    • observation we study the things around us, we learn to know by means
    • ideas. Yes, — to be an Anthroposophist in our age means to know
    • and out, means to have the right consciousness to-day in relation to
    • a sensitive understanding of them, and to consider what it means now
    • the Dragon which is now meant was not yet a Dragon; it will become a
    • future. To defeat this means to stand in the service of Michael. That
    • again, which for earlier times had another meaning and which must now
    • acquire the right meaning for our age. When we are conscious of the
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    • What do I mean by saying that men experienced the “course of
    • the year”? It means that they knew through immediate perception,
    • Jehovah” and by “countenance” it meant the
    • Michael” means that we should not organise our life merely out of
    • time mathematically, by our earthly means alone, whereas for the real
    • through death in the right way. This means that death and
    • it means for us and for our age that the soul of the earth is exhaled
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    • What I mean by this will become quite clear to you through the
    • Christ Jesus the divine leader of the whole human race. This means
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    • The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales
    • This edition of The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales was prepared
    • things that seem to have a personal coloring; it is not meant to be
    • world, how the soul can be understood only through spiritual means,
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    • This edition of The Poetry and Meaning of Fairy Tales was prepared
    • meaning. What is built on a good foundation will work out well, but
    • it all meant. “Well,” said the latter, “just look
    • first thing we must do in order to understand the meaning of genuine
    • strength nor any rough force. By means of the consciousness soul we
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    • that the Christian Easter is by no means coincident as to its inner
    • essence and meaning with the Heathen festivals of the Spring Equinox.
    • himself. Such was the meaning and intention of the Mysteries: the
    • meaning and purpose of this ancient Pagan festival which was connected
    • (Charfreitag is Good Friday; Chara means mourning).
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    • are plenty of formal explanations, but of the substantial meaning of
    • earthly creatures. Here they represent medicaments and means of
    • celebrated the Easter Festival in its full human form, by which I mean
    • inconceivable what it would mean to husbands and wives, for instance,
    • the same meaning I can only tell you of these things in modern
    • by calculation and the like, was considered altogether meaningless. In
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    • To understand what this really means we must look back to the event
    • meant to say in the ancient Mysteries: “Oh Man, remember that
    • become a light being of the Moon. I do not mean it in a symbolic sense
    • that which determines the whole meaning of the year.
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    • Doubly esoteric is the meaning that dwells within these eight or nine
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    • may soon be found. What does this mean in Tibet? The Tibetans are
    • Meanwhile the sinner is thrown into prison together with his family,
    • by the Count. In the meantime the mother has died. The child had told
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    • and this means in our future incarnations — men must be
    • arts. For example, it was possible by their means to observe the
    • when this body died, the individuality would meanwhile be in the
    • pedagogical means for the development of the free will. We have
    • evil” (which means to search for the ideas in the outer world)
    • read this non-Christian literature, and what it meant to him
    • who cannot grasp the meaning of the Mystery of Golgotha confronts
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    • our age — and “our age” means the last three or
    • means of the recognised science of today. Spiritual science points
    • man is in his inner being. — So there is meaning, indeed a
    • thoughts. A good means for turning the dreams of materialists into
    • lies with men by means of a different world-conception, to prevent
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    • totally different. The energies and laws by means of which food is changed
    • problem of means was a fundamental concern; when (for this is
    • dear ones, to help them find the lines, planes, forms, by means of which
    • Which does not mean that we should wish to retrieve the past; only to
    • — dimensions which had no meaning
    • tone melodies, have very much meaning in the spiritual world.”
    • artistic meaning of the colors and styles of dress, the art of costuming
    • to find meaningful costumes, you must go back to more ancient times.
    • lies the meaning of costuming. Modern man may say that clothes
    • certainly, that is one of their materialistic meanings. But it
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    • means seeing man artistically.
    • into that body. Which means a sharp contrast: whereas architecture begins
    • be overcome. This does not mean that in the future painters should be
    • is placed into space full of present meaning. None of this concerns
    • who knew a great deal about these matters, meant by the lyre of Apollo.
    • poem, the thought element of the cosmos. Epic poetry always means letting
    • the upper gods speak; means putting one's person at their disposal. Homer
    • ingenious hero who wandered afar,” meaning Odysseus. Never would it
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    • perhaps awakens him to the full meaning of earthly existence by making him
    • felt what it means, on the one hand, to be dependent solely upon one's
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    • merely of phantasy but of spiritual perception; and it was by this means
    • beyond the prose meanings of words into rhythm, rhyme and imagination.
    • words are but a means, the fact that poetry's aura of mood echoes cosmic
    • We still can divine what it meant for Homer when he said: “Sing,
    • in the present case, poetry — makes use of is only a means to
    • To repeat: today “science” has only an earthly meaning; its
    • carried out scientifically has meaning only for the earth. Having acted
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    • a meaning which is independent of man because rooted in the spirit.
    • means that the beautiful bears a relation to the spiritual outside us.
    • thing is how the whole world acts upon his subject; and his means of
    • not mean to do away with drawing, but to let it rise out of the colors,
    • soon as a painter represents the virtuous, meaning that which man realizes
    • become free is the whole meaning of the fifth post-Atlantean age. But
    • means of his creation, something spiritual into the world, so that it
    • subjects appear side by side. Painting lost meaning when it passed from
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    • Acceptance of modern science means yielding to dead thoughts and looking
    • as it were, naked to the world. The need is to see, by means of a purely
    • starting point of architecture had great meaning. Primeval instinctive
    • of costuming merges with the other arts. It is not without meaning that
    • to fashion it artistically by means of architecture, sculpture, painting,
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    • the very source of such activity. And I indicated how the meaning of
    • dead mineral components, it is yet the means whereby the living shows
    • important to focus attention upon its meaning within the evolution of
    • direction, which always means taking hold of the spirit. On the stage,
    • what it means when an actor walks from left to right, or from right
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    • highly developed. By means of Biology, Physiology and Anatomy we have
    • You must not deny Anthroposophy, for it is only by this means that
    • easy to be a grown-up person — easy for the spirit, I mean, for
    • what you ought to be doing with him; I mean, you must take the
    • means, with the first simple beginnings of Arithmetic. All this must
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    • the meaning and spirit of what man wanted to express in picture
    • image and each picture could have but one meaning.
    • ways and means of your own. The teacher must be inventive, he must
    • Europeans, communicate with each other by means of little devils,
    • is just what letters are for children. They mean nothing to them. The
    • have already become a means of magic because they are merely
    • cleverly thought out: what is intellectual has but one meaning and it
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    • living by means of manure. It is impossible that they should
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    • according to his temperament, means that you have done something to
    • this; it only has meaning if you talk about it first for a time,
    • all means remember what he can, but what he has forgotten is of no
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    • real meaning for man when he knows something of his former earth
    • by means of external things which he can see, and keep him as far
    • way.” Then Henry said: “What does that mean, divide it in
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    • and to find ways and means of making faithful reproductions of the
    • little crude, but which will make clear to you what I mean. I do not
    • come to feel what it means for their own musical being to flow over
    • not mean any interference with Gymnastics, the teaching of physical
    • By means
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    • found everything that is metamorphosed by means of the different
    • newspapers. I should like to know what meaning a sum like that can
    • years together certainly have no meaning; they will all of them be
    • receiving teaching which is meant for an age of life different from
    • giving of reports. I could never in my life imagine what it means to
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    • meant 30 nuts. The farmers' only concern was to gather the nuts
    • untruth. What does drawing mean? It means representing something by
    • meaning in it than this, namely, that we ought not to make the child
    • meant to bring into the school a philosophy of life or anything
    • do not mean that everyone who has passed a State examination is
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    • give any direct impetus to such reform by means of a course of
    • been baffled by the question: “What does sickness mean and what is a
    • meaning what we describe simply as warmth. They held that these four
    • human organism must therefore function by means of the correct
    • Meanwhile a quite new current made its appearance. We have followed up
    • systems of underjaw, arm, leg, foot — by means of this
    • means for material. This is quite justifiable in certain departments,
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    • infections. A case which may be by no means hopeless, becomes serious
    • If we take all these symptoms together what do they mean? They are,
    • necessary to stimulate coughing by artificial means. If the lower
    • must be subsequently countered, at the appropriate moment, by means of
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    • basis of medicine as practised today. This means very “heavy going,”
    • between man and the external world, from which we take our means of
    • certain external processes and human processes, by means of examples
    • middle and hind portion, independently. This means that if the
    • — by means of a plant product or some other substance used as a
    • means of vegetable and animal substances, we help the organism thus
    • addition of iron. This means that a continuous healing process is
    • heal by means of the administration of the requisite mineral, iron. To
    • depict what happens to our blood by means of a graph, we must show the
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    • simple means whereby these cures would become more and more
    • not use this means although one might be led to use it. And I can, of
    • investigations by means of the methods proper to physics; but you will
    • or animal micro-organism. They mean this and nothing more.
    • What does it mean? What arises in your thoughts is entirely within the
    • metamorphosis of light. This means that man does not only transform
    • transmuted light, by means of what can be drawn from the remedial
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    • capacity to grip the lower human sphere by means of the higher
    • get much further by means of chemical research into various
    • means that they tend to reverse the process of depositing salt. They
    • And what does this opposition to earth-solidifying forces mean? It
    • means nothing less, in essence, than the liberation of the lower man
    • are particularly vivid and frequent dreams. This means that the astral
    • herbal plant springs up out of the earth. This means that we must
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    • laymen, in a rough and obvious way, by means of the following
    • planetary forces means that various other planetary influences combine
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    • consideration of Time. Only by these means can we learn correctly to
    • during childhood. This means, one should try to ensure the most normal
    • waking state, but its “installation” means that the collaboration
    • but retains the globular form. This means that the mercurial element
    • This means that the region below the heart and above the organs of
    • What I have said does not mean any “pushing” of certain remedies. But
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    • process of taste. I mean that in the act of seeing, we are performing
    • inwardly free. But by means of the blood, our whole organism works
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    • relationship with the meteorological world, in its widest meaning. And
    • artificial means or better still by natural ones) into a more highly
    • lime has been withheld. Of course, the ways and means to carry this
    • internal structure of the lung; I do not mean the function of
    • cardiac activity towards the pulmonary; I mean the inner organic
    • there must be a meaning in the fact that quartz exhibits very regular
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    • every human individual with the means to observe nature independently.
    • away from the blood the forces working normally by means of the iron,
    • stimulation means a certain risk, if too much silicic acid is
    • man in this way means to look on him somewhat as a finger which is an
    • malformations showing in anatomical deformities, but I mean
    • circumstances mean nothing at all in the examination of the organism
    • is the true meaning of this duality in the human organism, between the
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    • have heard these lectures, especially Dr. K.'s, will grasp my meaning.
    • appropriate to plot out the different effect of potencies by means of
    • one hand, to the generation of light. You will realise the meaning of
    • blood; and on the other hand, by means of the secretion of the gall,
    • there is a means of studying this extra-telluric sphere in all the
    • people actually think that anything can be explained by means of such
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    • so forth, we should not limit their meaning to the inherent forces and
    • susceptibility to the iron within one's self, by means of some remedy,
    • first period, ending with the cutting of the permanent teeth, means,
    • should and can then be counteracted by means of administering either
    • application of remedies, through friction, by means of ointments, and
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    • with their culmination in cancer, by means of merely physical methods,
    • organic forces is opposed. Let us try to elucidate this by means of a
    • You may corroborate this statement by means of a test which can only
    • Mistletoe provides, beyond question, a means which — when given in
    • thought by means of stimulation through coffee: that is to say, a
    • promoted by other means than this or that form of diet. But in order
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    • into the operation of intellect and judgment. This will not yet mean
    • world by means of the eye, represents par excellence the erecting of
    • This consolidation takes place because by means of the formic acid the
    • by means of folding inwards and invaginations. In following up the
    • in the processes outside ourselves. To understand this rightly means
    • it to your aid; not this time by means of immersion in any bath, but
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    • organism indicates too strong an ego. It is just the contrary it means
    • the bath water and treating the patient by means of oil-baths. It is
    • question, by means of such vegetable life tendencies. Now, however,
    • foliage; and this means a tendency to beneficial action in cases of
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    • imbue it with a certain awareness, by means of massage, we take action
    • will understand what I mean. Let us take an individual case, in which
    • the condition will mean that the best remedy can only be sought in
    • so thou strengthenest the actual forces of the ego”: — the meaning would be
    • something of this sort; for the things are of course meaningless
    • would call them — are built up, which are not meant for use during
    • certainly be diagnosed by means of a psychoanalytic method, wisely
    • substances which they in fact possess. That means one is estranged
    • and above all, it means the loss of the perception that every organ of
    • inquire: what is it that the teeth draw into the body by means of this
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    • the soul into the fingers means to promote all the forces that go to
    • possible — of course if it has not been started too late — by means
    • conquest of something distasteful means the reconstruction of an organ
    • treatment by means of suggestion we are placing the human being wholly
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    • break through into the lower. This means that an etheric breach takes
    • later states of our university education, it is possible (by means of
    • with the extra-terrestrial world. These hints are not meant to
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    • influence which springs from the earth-forces in heredity, by means of
    • forces of crystallisation. By means of the smelting process we can
    • nightshade, Atropa Belladonna. I have tried to show by means of
    • As I have already described, the birth of the belladonna means a
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    • promoted by means of the limb exercises which I have already mentioned
    • means very much for the constitutional health of mankind that man
    • receive sensation by means of an interior, so to speak “turned inside
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    • thinking, feeling and willing, this means no more than that it has
    • the “being ill” really means. And in this connection I
    • What do I mean by that? It brings together all the activities of the
    • of heredity means that before conception there was a lack of
    • world; and this would mean that when they passed afterwards through
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    • irrefutable. The lecturer had even confiscated — I mean, had
    • pupils. You must envisage quite exactly what this would mean.
    • we set out to investigate with all the means afforded by Spiritual
    • means that the thinking, and the forming of mental pictures, which
    • does this mean in practice? If you find that the etheric body of a
    • alternative. This will mean that while we must do our best to come to
    • using occult means for practical ends; won't that be steering too
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    • world, of the forces of the external world. What does this mean?
    • however, at the moment is to know that this is what we mean by
    • directly. And this is very important, for it means that, while he is
    • being has no possibility of making direct connection, by means of
    • and exercises, and work primarily by means of internal therapy.
    • clear what that means. When you meet with the characteristic
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    • pre-natal education — meaning education in the embryonic
    • cannot fill it in a right relationship. This will mean, that they are
    • means. He has difficulty in taking hold rightly of the equilibrium
    • means of curative education, then, when the child attains puberty,
    • mean that the child is then obliged to let, not the feeling of
    • the tempo. By such means you will find you can work very strongly
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    • organism, and the moment something is caught and held fast, by means
    • does this mean? When metabolism and limbs are too weakly developed,
    • means of such rhythmical repetition. You can change the impressions,
    • child. Naturally, this does not mean we are to sprinkle his food
    • he does not convey their meaning to his legs; it is as though the
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    • I do not mean an attentiveness merely of the intellect, but a
    • Believe it or not, the boy is a genius. What do I mean by that? (He
    • doesn't understand what we are saying.) I mean that, in accordance
    • part; for it will mean he has roused himself to inner mobility.
    • and by means of baths or lotions. When you give a person medicine to
    • is certainly meant.] For this gives, as it were, a helping
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    • following her calling with enthusiasm and devotion. This meant that a
    • parallel with one another, especially in a child. This does not mean
    • means, you see, that by the time the child reached the third year,
    • by any other means. Indeed, it is quite possible you may fare like
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    • it has a more individual significance. It may mean nothing else than
    • appetite. A poor appetite, which means then of course impaired
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    • His interest is in "discovery". Good and bad mean liking
    • has no means of access to the capacity for judgement that ordinarily
    • and thine” has no meaning for him. His astral body does not get
    • attach any meaning at all to what he hears people say about
    • meaning of “good” — by bringing it about that the
    • learned, I mean, before the change of teeth — if we notice, for
    • is here looked upon by no means merely as a necessity, but as
    • these means, for the child is actually not yet responsive to light.
    • other means. Nectar was given — the content of the nectaries
    • most effective means of inducing decomposition, disintegration.
    • what this means. You introduce the lead, by means of injection, into
    • keep her still, we have to resort to mechanical means. First of all,
    • mean? For when we divide the human being into
    • set out to develop Waldorf School pedagogy and really mean our work
    • means nothing else than that they want to be God-forsaken, they want
    • spirit-man. It means, they would rather not have any knowledge of the
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    • has been castrated, means that in his case we have to reckon with a
    • Movement. I mean a certain vanity that shows itself there on every
    • are by no means written plain for all to see; and you may take it
    • please do not think I mean just persuading yourself of this truth
    • the old. But now consider what it means, That they can stand there so
    • Nietzsche meant it? Why, you should be leading lives of joy —
    • means of algae injections, healthy astrality will be
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    • inflammation require to be neutralised, and can be by this means.
    • he has never attempted to imitate. This means, in other words,
    • also into the alternating conditions that can be induced by means
    • moderate temperature. You will by this means call to life that which
    • he has learned to place in you, contrive some means to make his
    • the Moon is at the same time standing before Libra. This means, the
    • the eyes at all — I mean, without any reading. On the other
    • sift the pyrites powder finely on to it. By this means you can bring
    • do you mean? That Trüper was the first to concern himself with
    • have really no means of discovering the simplest facts without the
    • will provide another means of stimulating the ego.
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    • indeed to be brought into it by means of education, these men of an
    • what has to be done by the head by means of a gentle admixture of
    • with the conditions — I do not mean merely knowing them in
    • theory, I mean faithfully fulfilling in real earnest the conditions
    • attention upon his own I, values his I too highly. What does it mean
    • for a living connection. This will mean that anyone who practises
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    • carried further by means of the reason and intellect. It is the
    • questions regarding the meaning of life, the duties of life,
    • he can progress by means of this development to still further
    • further; and Anthroposophy provides the only means in
    • can never be experienced by means of any ordinary science or
    • between birth and death by their means.
    • of this is learnt by means of theorising, or by subtle
    • explanation of our real human nature by any other means; and if
    • From this moment we know what it will mean when we lay aside
    • true they are. But no thinking is developed by means of
    • we do not as a rule mean that “there is the river-bed
    • `Rhine,'“ but we mean the flowing water which we look at.
    • do not mean to say that in recent times Medicine has not made
    • learns to heal by means of a real and artistic conception of an
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    • to point out how by means of the kind of knowledge cultivated
    • physical organisation which is perceptible by means of the
    • as regards the actual Ego-organisation, by means of which man
    • created by means of the nervous-system. The
    • man ‘perceives’ by means of his separate senses — sight,
    • the means are there by which it can
    • injections. By this means we introduce a substance
    • means to introduce just this silicic acid process into the
    • means of spiritual scientific investigation. Precisely
    • who can really perceive what is meant will certainly not have
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    • the general principles by means of which the knowledge of healing
    • body which we know by means of our senses, but the
    • to sleep but do not bring about total sleep — I mean
    • head by means of lead and cause comatose conditions, etc., so
    • the sufferer — I mean migraine.
    • the Ego by means of silicic acid; (3) regulation of the
    • despised by ordinary medicine but it is by no means so
    • means if we pick gentian, for instance, in the first weeks of
    • system, we shall arrive at a possible means of healing.
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    • and carried further by means of the reason and intellect. It is
    • find the answers to questions regarding the meaning of life,
    • means of this development to still further knowledge, and to a
    • and Anthroposophy provides the only means in this our modern
    • by means of any ordinary science or through the ordinary
    • means.
    • existence. But none of this is learnt by means of theorising,
    • by any other means; and if we can learn it in this way, then we
    • we know what it will mean when we lay aside our body in this
    • true they are. But no thinking is developed by means of
    • the Rhine,’ we do not as a rule mean that there is the
    • river bed ‘Rhine,’ but we mean the flowing water
    • I do not mean to
    • heal by means of a real and artistic conception of an art that
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    • means of the kind of knowledge cultivated by Anthroposophy, man
    • physical organisation which is perceptible by means of the
    • Ego-organisation, by means of which man is raised above all the
    • by means of his separate senses — sight, hearing and so
    • instruments at our disposal, though all the means are there by
    • digestive tract. The second way is by injections. By this means
    • it. How can we find ways and means to introduce just this
    • into the art of Healing by means of spiritual scientific
    • be cured. Anyone who can really perceive what is meant will
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    • means of which the knowledge of healing can be made fruitful
    • we know by means of our senses, but the substance of which is
    • sleep but do not bring about total sleep — I mean
    • head; just as we drive them out of the head by means of lead
    • sufferer — I mean migraine.
    • of the nervous and sensory activity of the Ego by means of
    • but it is by no means so complicated as it appears when we
    • medicaments we must also learn to know what it means if we pick
    • at a possible means of healing.
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    • either by means of experiment, or by direct observation — and
    • means of his physical senses and his reason alone — because he is
    • be observed by ordinary physiological means. But, out of all this
    • attributes of the human being by means of which he attains his “sense
    • purely physical means of healing to a knowledge which works with
    • spiritual means.
    • said. Let us suppose that by means of this kind of spiritual diagnosis
    • means to combat it. This is just one example of how illnesses can be
    • physical phenomenon by means of the blood. A remarkable example of
    • the human being by means of the mistletoe, and the etheric substance
    • of the tree, carried over by means of the mistletoe, works as a
    • that it is only possible to reach it by means of the spiritual vision
    • not instruct their pupils by means of mere abstract concepts, but by
    • means of pictures — of imagery. These pictures, by reason of
    • consciousness which we have evolved in ourselves by means of exact
    • the human soul with its origins by means of inwardly conceived ideas,
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    • either by means of experiment, or by direct observation — and
    • means of his physical senses and his reason alone — because he is
    • be observed by ordinary physiological means. But, out of all this
    • attributes of the human being by means of which he attains his “sense
    • purely physical means of healing to a knowledge which works with
    • spiritual means.
    • said. Let us suppose that by means of this kind of spiritual diagnosis
    • means to combat it. This is just one example of how illnesses can be
    • physical phenomenon by means of the blood. A remarkable example of
    • the human being by means of the mistletoe, and the etheric substance
    • of the tree, carried over by means of the mistletoe, works as a
    • that it is only possible to reach it by means of the spiritual vision
    • not instruct their pupils by means of mere abstract concepts, but by
    • means of pictures — of imagery. These pictures, by reason of
    • consciousness which we have evolved in ourselves by means of exact
    • the human soul with its origins by means of inwardly conceived ideas,
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    • evolved forms, in which the means of production have gradually
    • means of production, didn1t lead to what was
    • future, — this, and what this means, — the whole
    • What do we mean by Capitalism? By Capitalism we
    • simply mean, in other words, the private ownership of the means
    • the means of production, and the use of these for the same
    • and the conditions arising from the means of production. Our
    • from the soil, and from the means of production. And into this
    • the Rights arising from the means of production; and we must
    • be a means of production, and nothing more; and that a
    • means of production can only accumulate labour-value until it
    • is a thing against nature; that land and ready-finished means
    • to man by some other means than by exchanging them for
    • coerce me by unjust economic power through the means of Wages!’
    • Wilson-Utopia’ I simply meant what the previous speaker, Mr.
    • fine words and words which are meant to be very ideal, but
    • also to this Utopia, I meant to say that in those days people
    • this means, that we must give our minds in deepest earnest to
    • as well as for the present time, is that we should find means
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    • By this we mean not only that they should be well prepared in
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    • Shem's etheric body woven into it. Now, by what means
    • body alone. From this example we can study what it means when
    • of a human being. What does it mean, then, when a human being
    • into his body? It means that every time the essence of an
    • language, but this does not mean that the language in
    • innumerable times; by ego, I mean the “I” as an
    • by means of just such knowledge.
    • body and this is My blood.” Christ meant with these
    • the meaning of the Lord's Supper. Just think about the
    • discussions about the meaning of the Lord's Supper
    • look not at its content, but perceive it as a means of
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    • meant to be revealed that is presented to the earth in the
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    • According to divine providence, mankind was certainly meant
    • me-phis-to-pel, which means the liar, the cheater.
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    • means “paying attention,” but was erroneously
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    • spiritual message that is meant to have an effect on the
    • a spiritual life that is meant to lay the foundation for
    • hearts. We will also learn what it means to behold the sun
    • meaning of death for this spiritual world through this
    • that to be united with what one does not love means
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    • to grasp the meaning of these legends quickly with our dry
    • meaning of this requires that we enter deep shafts of
    • so profound that we need all the means available to Spiritual
    • Christ, however, saved mankind by means of what He Himself
    • express this certainty is the meaning of today's
    • something of what it means to live not simply in one's
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    • beings desire only what they are meant to receive. They no
    • longer suffer from the lack of things, for if they are meant
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    • was meant to receive a special mission had to use this
    • the means the student himself has been instructed to utilize
    • prepared something positive, and since anthroposophy is meant
    • anthroposophy within yourself means to change the soul in
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture X: The God of the Alpha and the God of the Omega
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    • content of the human soul: that which gives life its meaning.
    • study means that the soul reaches out beyond the concerns of
    • wooden box similar to a casket. This means that Osiris did
    • The fact that this is dimly divined in many a soul means that
    • Zarathustra's soul understood the meaning of this
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    • in the means employed by anyone seriously trying to struggle
    • original meaning had faded, Rosicrucianism, received the task
    • mean when we say we work on ourselves? It means that we
    • contribute to the founding of a new culture. They were meant
    • words as I say them and to the meaning that I give to them
    • spiritual means everything that one can perceive with
    • into the water. What does that mean? It means that he was
    • name was Michael Lomonosov. Unknown and without means, he
    • Buddha. This means that such an individuality does not
  • Title: Lecture I: Man in the Past, the Present and the Future
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    • that is the only means by which he can draw on his inner powers and
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    • increasingly arose. Men felt — I mean of course those who were
    • had means to feel their way consciously into sleep and so got to know
    • during deep sleep. Only the priest of the Mysteries by means of his
    • least he could raise his spirit into the starry spaces. By means of
    • the very greatest — I mean the experience of free-will, of
    • possible to be initiated into the secrets of the stars by this means.
    • spirituality of the Sun's being penetrates also. By means of a sort of
    • nowadays (and by nowadays I mean our present epoch of history which may of
    • This was meant as a serious scientific statement, and there is nothing
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    • it is part, not of ourselves only, but also of the Cosmos. The meaning
    • of Golgotha is related closely to the meaning of earthly revolution
    • means of which we may move further over the ocean of life. Thus we
    • Golgotha is therefore closely related to the whole meaning of earthly
    • remain just things which can be studied but convey no real meaning.
    • Now people who are unable to see with insight into the meaning of the
    • mean that in the future men will dream the whole night through, but
    • meaning we have to develop a new faculty; we have to pass with right
    • you remember what I have told you, you will understand what it means.
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    • which I mean, of course, the more ancient epochs of civilization,
    • degree into the Druid culture. With the means accessible today to
    • lived in the impulses by means of which these Druid priests guided
    • epoch when the Druid Mysteries were in their prime. And with the means
    • was created by means of the stones, which were fitted into the soil
    • healed. And at length they said: We have many means of healing, but
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    • the living and the dead by means of Spiritual Science.
    • means to the dead. It creates an obstacle to his good intentions in
    • tried to drink as much beer as they can hold! That means that the
    • him. By means of these glimpses we can learn much as to the relation
    • mean what is known as “Reading to the Dead.” It has been
    • Thus we see that it is by no means necessary that the dead we wish to
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    • The forces by means of which we look back later at our former
    • grey brain-substance. This grey brain-matter was by no means so highly
    • way means are gradually created by which we can really perceive the
    • between death and rebirth, forces by means of which he can contemplate
    • easier to bear. We shall know that it was a trial, a means of
    • should like to show, by means of a few examples, how life before birth
    • certain spiritual regions. That is why other means are generally used
    • means, one of which may strike one as strange, but it rests upon a
    • means, which many suppose to be merely accidental. He may meet a man
    • This is a case of outer means being resorted to. The man in question
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    • spiritual cosmic connections, the meaning of the festival year. And I
    • initiation connected a deep meaning with the view which placed the
    • the Spirit of the Universe. And the meaning of this manifestation was
    • reads the meaning of letters on a sheet of paper, in those times
    • meaning was read in the relation of Aries, or of Taurus, of Venus, or
    • into words. And according to the meaning of what was thus put into
    • the following: They began to understand the inner meaning of the Earth
    • Europe, felt most livingly the inner meaning and spirit of this time
    • souls. This was the meaning they saw in the cycle of the year.
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    • earth-evolution, man had a certain instinctive clairvoyance by means
    • means of this initiation, man forsook in a certain way the periphery
    • could by no means have accomplished.
    • to the will-powers: to take up the Michael force, which means to
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    • meant to them.
    • meant for the most part permeating with spirit not only what they saw
    • out her soul. What does this mean?
    • It means that certain elemental beings which are just as much in the
    • (Erganzung) of the Easter mood. But by means of this, something
    • Christ. This means, taking the risen Christ into one's soul during
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    • consciousness by means of which they perceive very clearly the plant
    • songs and such dances, by means of which there could arise what I have
    • but in the meantime it has been filled with the content of the
    • to discover a meaning in what was given in signs. Let us say that the
    • divine its meaning.
    • discovers that it takes on shapes whose meaning is then supposed to be
    • by means of festivals. And these festivals could be celebrated only at
    • the Earth which cannot be gained by means of geology or mineralogy but
    • an inner understanding of what the cycle of the year can mean to man
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    • These people believed that by means of the ceremonies I have
    • world in which it revealed itself was by no means regarded in such a
    • “Light,” spiritual wisdom was meant. It designated that
    • particular meaning. This meaning emerges when one can perceive the
    • two shades of meaning. One is “recollection” or
    • speaking in meaningful cosmic language. The trees are becoming bare;
  • Title: Lecture I: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • legends are full of meaning: Mephistopheles is very often depicted
    • means nothing to him, whereas the man of ancient Greece was vitally
    • basic meanings must be understood.
    • theology is a nerve-process. But this means that wisdom is shackled to
  • Title: Lecture II: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • the head are very similar. This means that the forces of left and
    • liver. The stomach is the means with which Lucifer fights from left to
    • of occultism, this means nothing else than that he is placed in still
    • how Lucifer and Ahriman work in the human being of space by means of
    • with the true cosmic working in the world. I mean our building here in
    • That is, however, by no means the case. The most important part is
    • nothing beautiful in it!” We mean, I see no beautiful cake mould —
    • meaning and significance of the step forward in spiritual evolution
  • Title: Lecture III: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • there by means of thought. There are also places which seem to be full
    • two ideas of duty and of right — I mean, the
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    • and are not meant to be symbolic or allegorical figures. They are
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture II: The Art of Recitation and Declamation
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    • feeling had been completely lost for what Homer meant to convey
    • real meaning of this expression, maer –
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    • stress on the meaning, this is an
    • to start with the handling of speech, the material by means of
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VI: Speech-Formation and Poetic Form
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    • tendency towards materialism. In our words and their meaning lies
    • which Anthroposophy aspires means precisely the reimmersing of
    • demeanour of Anthroposophy.
    • meaning-content of the words. A stress on the word-for-word content
    • If we look at the means by which
    • experiences, the intellectual significance or literal meaning must
    • Apollo’s lyre, meaning man himself as a work of art: a
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    • We shall see most clearly what is meant by this
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    • upon spiritual reality. The moment we arrive by means of logic at a
    • meaning. For this reason it has become necessary for our own
    • declamation, where what has been debased through the means of
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    • [Though by different means, Sir John Davies also
    • Or by what meanes were they
    • weaves within corporeal man, and how artistic creation means making
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture IX: The Alliteration and Terminal Rhyme
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    • about the art of poetry by means of an illustration. It must,
    • artistic will grasp what I mean.
    • the outer physical world of the senses. To create poetry means to
    • well-meaning one – which does not always accord with the
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture I: Jesuit and Rosicrucian Training
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    • flesh’ is meant everything that lies more in the subconscious.
    • powerful means; or to see the will-power of one person working
    • Cognition should be the means whereby one soul comes to an
    • itself directly in the Jesus-element of the Son, which means in the
    • exercises mean for the whole man. But this Imaginative presentation
    • earth, and we who belong to His army have to employ every means to
    • Imaginations, which means by occult methods, it acquires the capacity
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture II: Rosicrucian Training and Anthroposophical Training
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    • Rosicrucianism. So it is that persons who by means of our
    • have any meaning at all. For it would have no meaning if one soul
    • soul only in the New Testament epoch. It has meaning only if souls
    • earth-lives as logical — which means hypothetically true. So do
    • This means that
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture III: Sources of Knowledge of Christ, Lord of Karma
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    • ensuing period that it will provide a direct means of perceiving the
    • every means available to occult research. We will now enter more
    • existence. It would be meaningless if the soul were to end with
    • spiritual, meaning an empty abstract thought-world which pervades all
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IV: Experiencing the Christ Impulse, Jerome and the Gospel of St. Matthew
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    • means to an experience of the Christ-Impulse — an experience
    • apart from the fact that in the West no meaning could then be
    • grasp Christianity truly as a mystical fact, the full meaning of
    • special degree. What does this mean?
    • It means that today
    • meanings, which can no longer be found simply by reading the
    • unworthiness, of their inability to grasp the true kernel and meaning
    • recognise what He means by saying ‘Thou sayest it’. If He
    • means ‘Thou art right’, there is no meaning m it, for the
    • then can this be an answer full of meaning? Or, from the side of
    • mayest give as answer’, which means, when we understand it
    • it have a meaning.’
    • the secret meaning of certain things?
    • Initiation, when by means of it a man attains clairvoyant power,
    • There are no means
    • one can be compelled — by any means available on the physical
    • what Jerome meant when he said that they would serve not for
    • task is to go back to the true meaning of Christianity, concerning
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture V: Redemption of the Physical Body
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    • of mind and spirit is needed to understand its full meaning and range
    • external sheath. This means transforming the individuality so that it
    • Nagasena meant to say, has just as much in common with the man of his
    • next incarnation, and so on. This means that what goes through the
    • mean? To die means to throw off the physical body. External Maya
    • physical body may disappear!’ It could not mean anything else,
    • understand anything only if he can understand the means whereby God
    • set before us. And they mean that we shall have to widen in a certain
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VI: St. John and St. Paul, First Adam and Second Adam
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    • means can we see into the heart of what the Christ-Impulse has become
    • meaning, if the Resurrection is not true! That is what is said by
    • starting-point. And it means that anyone who is willing to give up
    • (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her,
    • meaning if it did not refer to a fact. Attention was drawn on a
    • or these words would have no meaning.
    • attention. There must be a meaning in the words, ‘For they did
    • the words have no meaning. The more deeply you enter into the text,
    • Paul wishes to say by means of a simple diagram:
    • writings; one ought not to twist the meaning of something so clearly
    • allegorically and to say it was meant in such and such a way; but all
    • these interpretations make no sense. If we wish to connect a meaning
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VII: The Mystery of Golgotha, Greek, Hebrew and Buddhist Thought
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    • endeavour we have tried by means of words to bring the Christ-Being
    • with it. Thereby he can go through a development by means of which he
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture VIII: The Two Jesus Children, Zoroaster and Buddha
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    • means the bodily instrument, the entire organism, of the Nathan Jesus
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IX: The Exoteric Path to Christ
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    • way, are by no means new in Western history. Anyone, however, who
    • objectivity of the act of Redemption. One cannot by any means treat
    • something concrete, something real. By means of meditation,
    • meant here by ‘bad enough’. No censure is intended, for
    • men sought to conquer the Bible by means of a science worthy of
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture X: The Esoteric Path to Christ
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    • today, as it could especially in earlier times, by exoteric means. We
    • meaning of this Christian Initiation, and he will see also that still
    • is also attained, only by somewhat different means. A bond of
    • repetition of the incarnation of this Being, it simply means that the
    • Karma.’ This means that in future the ordering of karmic
    • earth-lives.’ Then men will see what it means for them to
  • Title: Deed of Christ: Lecture 2: The Deed of Christ and the Opposing Spiritual Powers. Lucifer, Ahriman, Asuras.
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    • existence are there; people endeavor with every possible means at
    • become firmly fixed in your life it would mean nothing less than that
    • bestowed. What does this blessing mean for man? Is karma something at
    • various means into thinking that his ‘I’ is a product of the physical
    • what this has meant for man. We have described what was wrought by Him
    • Thus to ‘cultivate’ spiritual science means to understand that the
    • — By no means does that suffice. A man who does not concern himself with
    • if he knows it not,” — What he meant was: Of what use is the
    • understand what is meant when we are told that the Buddha attained his
    • actually has a deep meaning, namely that the Buddha imparted to those
    • then our answer will be: everyone who is aware of what is really meant,
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    • world through means dependent upon the efforts and labors of physical
    • help human beings because we may be sure that our help means something
    • means so. To believe any such thing would be as “clever” as to say:
    • of the materialistic research pursued here on earth. It is by no means
    • mean that the mysterious connection between earthquakes and the karma
  • Title: Lecture: (On) Apocalyptic Writings - I
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    • the plants. By means of the Prana (life-force) of plants he propelled
    • meaning. In the course of some of these lectures, I shall speak of
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    • to understand the whole meaning and spirit of a work like the
    • of understanding the meaning and spirit of a work like the Apocalypse
    • mean anything. Those who did not participate in the Mysteries were not
    • he was on the island of Patmos, meaning a place of initiation, and
    • only by means of a comparison. The highest to which man can raise
    • tries to twist the meaning of the God made Flesh, this Word which is
    • passed away, are immediately present. This means, therefore, that at
    • messengers of the Godhead. “Angel” means the Messenger of
  • Title: Lecture: (On) Apocalyptic Writings - III
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    • “Promise” means nothing else than that what took place in
    • but in the Word made Flesh. That is the meaning of this utterance. It
    • the opening of seals mean, in the language in which the Apocalypse is
    • opening of a seal means nothing else than the proclamation of
    • words of the Apocalypse in their true meaning. We shall learn more and
    • unshakable confidence but can never come to an end of their meaning.
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    • indeed it involved a radical change from customs by no means very ancient.
    • opens between knowledge and art, and man no longer finds any means of
    • demonstrated to the eye, illustrated by means of lantern-slides or
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    • will be made to explore the means by which, in this particular age,
    • of man. But there is a total misunderstanding of what was meant in
    • see no meaning or purpose in Greek education. Thus by studying the
    • perception to the meaning of these ordered movements in a Greek
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    • ‘divine gymnastic’ by means of education.
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    • of the spirit. I do not here mean a nebulous and absolutely
    • held together by external means and are fixed one above the other,
    • by means of which we observe men, shall become human. We must learn
    • What Socrates meant is seen at a higher level.
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    • insignificant meaning we have when we express ‘word’ was
    • the line. He would mean something quite different. With us, the
    • to educate by means of sense-perception, because the
    • have to find to-day, however, are the means which will lead us to
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    • educational measure very frequently applied in earlier days, I mean
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    • it is essential to develop by means of a true observation of the nature of
    • observe this we must by our demeanour respond to it. It need not be
    • spirits to be tangible, to reveal themselves materially by means of
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    • is, from the beginning to carry out any special activity by means of
    • and so forth, has absolutely no meaning for human life, or at most
    • no meaning apart from the human head. Its meaning lies simply and
    • Similarly, the plant only has meaning in its relation to the earth,
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    • Moreover, at the same time and by other means we can give an idea of
    • teaching means that one lesson shall not perpetually encroach upon
    • mean that it should be a matter for rejoicing whenever children forget.
    • has a fertile, inventive mind, he can find other ways and means of
    • as that. At all events, we must try by every possible means to awaken
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    • engine! This means that they are surrounded on all hands by
    • seven. By this means we endeavour to give our children something that
    • This again is irrational, for it means nothing else than that in some
    • about the world, but about himself as well. To think about oneself means,
    • All other study, all other books and reading, should be a means of
    • by ‘universal divinity’ I mean the divine
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    • thing has to be done. It means that Dr. Karl Schubert to whom, on
    • that is why a true knowledge of the human being, by means of which
    • musical instruction is not only a means of unfolding his artistic
    • profound meaning in these words of a German poet: ‘Only through
  • Title: Human Values in Education: Lecture I
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    • means of healing. Whether in this case there has been a cure,
    • external means and the following questions arise: what sort of
    • mean this ironically, but quite seriously. There has never been
    • such games are imitated they have no meaning whatever.
    • has therefore no means of learning to know the child, while
    • meant here leads the teacher, in his task of educating, of
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    • the whole of human life can be observed by means of spiritual
    • we are to comprehend the being of man by means of true human
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    • are more profound than can be discovered by means of the
    • thinking. He thinks: 5 + 7 = 12, and by means of suggestion the
    • be stimulated from outside, as, in this case, by means of
    • must do so by means of an unquestioned authority. When I want
    • what the naturally accepted authority of the teacher, by means
    • one and only means of salvation. But through the very fact of
    • I am a philosopher and by no means of thought can I convince
    • what this means for a child! When they are grown-up, people
    • learn by means of the consonants to imitate inwardly outer
    • which were related to their meaning. Up to a certain point the
    • What does this mean? To begin with I call up in the child's
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    • speculation. Anthroposophy as a means of knowledge rejects all
    • educate the child by means of pictures, when we build up
    • Now, just as we teach the child by means of pictures, just as,
    • out of your head. The hair only has meaning when it is
    • he have meant? Of course in actual fact this statement of
    • studied by means of an anthroposophical knowledge of man.
    • are introduced. By means of gymnastics, however, we do not
    • about eurythmy. On that occasion I said that as a means of
    • gymnastics may have their justification as a means of
    • must say that gymnastics as a means of education are nothing
    • early, especially if it is done by means of crude external
    • externally visible by means of some kind of machine in which by
    • forth and this is prepared and examined, but by means of
    • sense. In saying this I do not mean the
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    • knowledge of man. It means of course that this knowledge must
    • the child must be estimated rightly by means of inner
    • misdemeanour; but there will be an awareness when something
    • there is no means of knowing in which subject he is a
    • misdemeanour noticed by the teacher and nevertheless it had
    • each school and class by means of regulations which apportion
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    • by this means the mutual understanding between teachers and
    • of teachers and the parent-body by means of an understanding
    • back to your own childhood; realise what it means, particularly
    • all kinds of rather meaningless activities which have
    • have the path of learning made smooth for him by means of
    • do much better — today we actually have the means whereby
    • has meaning if eurythmy is first introduced as an art; for then
    • simple concepts by means of which we would seek to explain
    • to assert that the child should be taught pictorially, by means
    • and the joy of saying: “Ah, so that was the meaning of
    • not mean that gratitude should cease with the 7th year or love
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    • spirit. In anthroposophy physical man is contemplated by means
    • beholding the spiritual by means of sense-perceptible pictures
    • together that, as a means of getting rid of this boredom, they
    • child broods more than ever. All these means of effecting a
    • can be induced just by this means.
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    • the human being. The following explanation will make my meaning
    • cannot be comprehended by means of the intellect, but rather by
    • wanted to portray plants by means of sculpture! Out of sheer
    • college, for it provides the means whereby the teacher may
    • inwardly, so that he is able by means of this inner perception
    • other hand, can only be grasped by means of a deep and
    • which enables one person to speak to another. There is a means
    • you the means of doing so. Then you say testa. You give
    • development of this or that human being, and by means of the
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    • done by means of direct instruction. Schooling of this kind
    • corn merchant or an outfitter; for trousers mean as much to him
    • again. Then people will understand what it once meant when
    • education was looked upon as a means of healing, and this
    • of what is meant by the Waldorf School. A sectarian striving
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    • anthroposophy can work fruitfully: I mean the sphere of
    • very precarious. Less than six weeks ago there was no means of
    • It was by no means unnatural that such a suggestion was put
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    • will have to use them as the means of rightly developing the
    • culture have no direct meaning for super-physical humanity, for
    • a fact, it is in the form of special translation by means of
    • a meaning in them. While cultivating further what the child has
    • will have a better idea of what “together” means,
    • “sum” means in contrast to the
    • authority should be cultivated, that does not mean that a
    • willing by false means into the wrong direction, but to secure
    • the strengthening of the will by artistic means. To this end,
    • to the nose result. The inner meaning for forms one would never
    • meaning. Try to act through your whole intimacy with the
    • myself. No kind of concept can make immortality mean anything
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    • the meaning of sounds?” People have not realized that
    • u are all sounded, it means a feeling, at
    • this linguistic study of meanings, is completely absent in
    • sleeping really mean? The meaning of waking and sleeping is
    • course, mean the collapse of earthly civilization. The rise of
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    • it would mean if people were to say: “As the head is a
    • individual who means well to humanity is faced with to-day,
    • expresses the meaningful wisdom from which the world is built.
    • would mean a certain progress if one were to pursue the attempt
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    • children by all possible means: the child must look up with
    • knowledge of life, is like playing at things; it is meaningless
    • of address of which we must become conscious by all means. When
    • language works at its construction means a great deal. This
    • What I have just said is meant to permeate you as educators and
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    • what you mean when you say Bath and when you give a name to
    • means. But then people did not want to write so complicatedly;
    • That is what I meant when I said: “The transition must be
    • of imitation to that of authority.” What I meant by this
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    • far more exactly what the Waldorf School really means than can be
    • means of acquiring such psychological laboratories and of
    • concerned to the meaning of such a reading passage. Then, after
    • with the meaning, by making “scheme” or plan, it is
    • first the process of familiarizing himself with the meaning of
    • have understood the meaning than when you have not
    • understood the meaning. It has been “determined by
    • it is useful firstly to understand the meaning of a reading
    • when its meaning has been understood than when this has not
    • This heretical statement is meant particularly for the
    • first understand the meaning of a thing which is to be
    • assimilated by understanding the meaning, only affects the
    • analysing the meaning of everything that he absorbs. And, in
    • fact, if we were to analyse merely the meaning of things, we
    • light on the meaning of a thing. The will likes to sleep, and
    • call the perpetual unchaste laying bare of the meaning. And the
    • upon this simple truth of the value of revealing meanings, so
    • lay bare the meaning. Then we shall educate his will.
    • principles of explaining the meanings have been
    • human life to interpret symbolically what is meant to be
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    • be aimed at in the child by means of natural history teaching
    • history. You must know, in the meantime, that in man we have,
    • cuttle-fish — I mean, a transformed lower animal, for the
    • means of its head, man cannot do this. The head must be poised
    • have any concrete meaning.
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    • that, by means of different devices, by means of the Morse
    • be produced, in the case of a closed circuit, by means of the
    • it succumbs to gravitation.” But that really means
    • gravitation” is actually meaningless; it is one of
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    • only be followed in so far as the means — in this case
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    • means that in our civilized life we are no longer capable of
    • way. Everybody to-day tries to ascertain facts by means of
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    • of streams and rivers. In short, we try by means of the map to
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    • means public life is carried on with colossal extravagance. It
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    • We teach him the elements of listening by means of
    • which have no meaning for the child at this age.
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    • education has been done in the light of the old education; I mean in
    • meaning. We are asked how so-called pre-natal education should be
    • soul — meaning by spirit what for the physical world of to-day is
    • aware that this breathing cannot yet, by any means, function so as
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    • meaningless, as I have often explained to you.
    • are by no means such simple beings as it might seem. In three parts of
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    • spirit, are regarded as meaning much the same thing.* Nearly all
    • laws, but if they have been discovered by means of the intellect and
    • prehensile arms cannot of course be perceived by means of the senses;
    • or if the touching of left and right meant as little as it does with
    • faculties and through their means he grasps all that is dead in
    • this means that men are quite unaware that the continuous giving over
    • Hence it is by no means a matter of indifference whether man is living
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    • picture of the relation of man to the animals. I mean a mental picture
    • The beaver makes his dam by means of the organisation of his body. He
    • meaning into the world. We contemplate the animal bodies and see them
    • mean what is more of the nature of mental picture or idea in the will
    • what I mean. I mean something that can be faintly heard beneath the
    • is, the wish. I do not now mean the strongly developed wishes
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    • by this means that the feeling of antipathy in sense-perception is
    • into them. When we pour antipathy into them we do it by means of our
    • at all if one imagined that feeling played into it.” He meant
    • arising out of a mistaken conception — I mean mistaken on both
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    • do not by any means completely grasp with the light of consciousness.
    • will in a child of this kind. That means that you must work into his
    • of sleep. For if you were awake it would mean the greatest pain
    • and has avowed to come into their fully awake consciousness by means
    • conditions. Suppose you have a nightmare. This means that the
    • indicated to you they would mean fearful pain. So that we can add a
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    • have a meaning which differs entirely from that we would give them in
    • is more to a Hungarian College — and that meant something in the
    • child with the life in the body of an old person. By means of this
    • standing on its head, and we have to set it on its legs again by means
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    • speech that they believe that thought is always conveyed by means of
    • perception of movements by means of these senses the will works in.
    • in by means of your sense of movement comes up into knowledge, that
    • Now you see into the deep meaning of our connection with the world. If
    • must be grasped by means of conditions of consciousness such as
    • waking, sleeping and dreaming. The soul in man is grasped by means of
    • sympathy and antipathy that is by means of conditions of life. These
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    • knowledge must be truly real, which means it must rest upon a true
    • means of this activity that you can lead a conscious life which
    • can it have a healthy life; that means: the conclusion is only
    • Now what does this really mean? What is this dreaming soul? It is more
    • or tenth year you graft into him concepts which are meant to retain
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    • mean? Muscles and blood are the organic instrument of the will, as we
    • vertebral theory of the skull, as it is termed. What is meant by this?
    • It means the application of the idea of metamorphosis to man and to
    • — for the macrocosm. Think what it means when this is felt in a
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    • Nature has made use of the adult merely as a means to the process of
    • him you should realise that he must grow rightly. What does this mean?
    • It means that you must not by your teaching, by your education,
    • do not know by what means you can work through the soul to retard or
    • also by means of the powers of imagination and memory themselves; for
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    • But by means of your trunk and your limbs you prevent a whole animal
    • Nature's processes. And this means that the soul life, which is the
    • nothing of the man, should be photographed; I mean the forces
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    • example, when a man does bodily work he moves his limbs. This means he
    • here within us by means of this damming up, matter is constantly being
    • outside world, He introduces meaning into his activities. That is the
    • there is meaning in the movements we carry out in our work we
    • movements, movements penetrated with meaning, so that the child does
    • and has a meaning — the more we can alternate gymnastics with
    • moreover, has become void of all sense or meaning, that we have made
    • and not only lack all sense and meaning, but are contrary to sense and
    • meaning — this fact is typical of the endeavour to drag
    • difference between outward activity which has meaning and purpose and
    • that which has no meaning, so there is a difference between the inner
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    • is mostly meaningless. For one cannot explain well what one does not
    • grasp the theorem of Pythagoras by means of the flying and settling
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    • means of a creative activity of the spirit.
    • means of his senses — observes unconsciously. The whole life of
    • We can perceive by means of a fine physiology what the development of
    • childhood by means of these plastic forces of which I have spoken. And
    • every idea: is it logical? No, but a knowledge by means of which the
    • reverence, to learn, in the most comprehensive meaning of the word, to
    • and the work and meaning of the world, pictures which we create for
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    • people take it to mean something like ‘intellectual’ or to
    • mean much the same as the English word ‘mind.’ But what I
    • mean here by ‘spiritual’ and by ‘spirit’ (Geist)
    • meant by intellect or mind.
    • If I may use an image to indicate what is meant — not to explain
    • means of vowels. The vowels, as it were provide the substance, the
    • for help (The gesture of M is meant. See Eurhythmy.). A by itself
    • seeking, so that we may agree upon the meaning of spirit and soul when
    • East by means of the so-called Yoga method, Now the mention of Yoga
    • our lungs, we breathe with our brain. But this means that our brain is
    • not the means whereby men of to-day should come into spiritual realms.
    • apprehend it artistically, not logically. Then logic would be a means
    • by means of their sound judgment and sound observation. Just as not
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    • knowledge by means of asceticism. Hence just as we must replace the
    • training the body by means of pain and suffering, by mortification,
    • Let me make my meaning clear by an example: Suppose we observe the
    • impressions of light to the human being. What is the sole means
    • This is meant relatively of course, but things must be stated in a
    • meant of course in a spiritual-psychic sense — then we must, as
    • Certainly I do not mean to say that our physical organism as it stands
    • nothing of the spiritual world by means of it, — just as one can
    • know nothing of light by means of an eye that has cataract. And when
    • psychic-spiritual means without damaging our bodies' fitness by
    • by means of this natural-scientific development. What I am now
    • the ascetic of old achieved by external means.
    • time. And this means that one has to take into consideration the whole
    • But just consider what it means when, say, in my thirty-fifth year
    • must possess the means of penetrating into human nature in the proper
    • by means of the nerves, just as we perceive light or colour outwardly.
    • modern means.
    • It is of particular interest to see by means of a scientific spiritual
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    • — that, indeed, would mean that we were very bad teachers. We
    • means that there is something in a man which we may not touch,
    • healthy as it possibly can be; this means, to use every spiritual
    • cannot attain this inner satisfaction by means of abstract moral
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    • means of educating.
    • child's organism really means. It is just as if we habituated the
    • By this means we avoid introducing an utterly alien F, a thing which
    • really mean it — one can think out the most splendid things in
    • teach writing by means of art. Then reading can be learned afterwards
    • the change of teeth and puberty a child can by no means distinguish
    • the time of instruction by means of suitable preparation beforehand.
    • later. In the meantime we must be aware that such a differentiation
    • It means this, that later in life we shall find him suffering from
    • satisfied. This means that we shall have some children further
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    • the skeletal system. This means: Between the 11th and 12th year the
    • especially the art of dealing with human beings. This means that part
    • raging by means of artistic sensibility. You will see the child will
    • with the sanguinis and the phlegmatics. By means of this social
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    • organisation of the Waldorf School I do not and cannot mean it in this
    • school. Similarly with regard to the children, — I mean, of
    • by this I do not mean the kind of love which is often spoken about,
    • also, the child learns the language without the meaning being
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    • my meaning by a concrete example than in abstract sentences.
    • to perceive himself by means of the liver, to perceive, that is, what
    • how — by means of figures: 1, 2, 3, 4; each number means that a
    • This we inscribe in his report. It is meant as a guiding line for the
    • up between individual teachers and individual children. This means
    • talk of Anthroposophy they think it means something sectarian, because
    • at most they have looked up the meaning of the word in the dictionary.
    • the literal meaning of the word. And they take it to be some kind of
    • No, indeed, I mean no offence in saying this, but others have taken us
    • methodical means, by a method based on knowledge of man. And its aim
    • the meaning of speech can be put, — and into a movement which can
    • those on the right slack — as is expressed here by means of the
    • Naturally, when I speak of veils this does not mean that one can
    • means of the movements.
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    • advocates a thing so alien to the world — not that I mean that
    • somewhat drastic mode of expression which brings out my meaning —
    • historical epochs, the meaning of present day life, etc. And these
    • perceive them all By problems I do not only mean those things for
    • details of life. When I say the world sets us many problems, I mean
    • If one desires to be a Waldorf teacher, which means to work from a
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    • certain points of contact appear, by means of which it will be possible
    • respiratory system. It is by means of the transformation of the movement
    • have given today was meant as an introduction to guide you to the path
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    • In speaking of vowels today, we will speak purely of the meaning of
    • with their steps, it always means that the circulation suffers under it.
    • easily tired when standing. It would also mean, for example, that one
    • outside with healing by such spiritual means, this too must of course
    • be applied with caution. That means that one must inspire a child who
    • along his breastbone, thus by means of feeling, closing the whole to
    • distinct articulation of the consonants by means of these exercises,
    • digestion is too weak or too slow, that by means of these exercises
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    • one expresses by means of the blowing the fact that one really wants
    • palatal R rather more upwards. By this means one can modify the R-sound
    • to become fat can be combated by means of the O and the tendency to
    • That is the peculiarity of it — one must explain by means of such
    • outward physical studies, but also by outward means, this process of
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    • the person with whom one hopes to accomplish something by means of the
    • by other means. I want to point out that if the effect of the N-movement
    • to be achieved. Thus one can balance one by means of the other.
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    • means counter a tendency to shortness of breath. You can for example
    • of breath may be the symptom of, by this means one will be able to
    • by means of this detour through the etheric body this constitutes what
    • human constitution by means of the byway through the etheric body.
    • to the body than it usually is. And by means of such a movement the
    • alternating it with the movement for U. This means that the astral will
    • pains, what we have demonstrated as a means of combating clumsiness
    • will become supple and inwardly flexible. And by means of them one will
    • materialism, since by means of it materialistic thought is transformed
    • — those described today, I mean — carried out by adults
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    • something which is in essence the meaningful word, a meaningful
    • apparent as well. The result is that by means of the physical movement
    • One stimulates the astral body and the ego by means of this detour through
    • crash against the resistance of organism and metamorphose; that means
    • What does it actually mean when man becomes egoistic? Organically
    • expressed it means that the force of plasticity in the organs is
    • more crystalline. By means of consonantal eurythmy this tendency can
    • really meant only to enlighten, one must have time if one wishes to
    • We could stimulate them by outward means as well; it would be natural
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    • is rampant. What does it mean, when we say that something of a plastic
    • nature is growing uncontrolledly? It means that the plastic
    • by means of eurythmic vowel exercises (in accordance with the diagnosis
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    • I would like to speak to you about the whole purpose and meaning of
    • the whole is carried over into the air by means of the speech-system,
    • means, something entirely different is achieved than when I pass over
    • the head. When it is fitting to treat corpulent children by means of
    • the whole physiological and therapeutic meaning of eurythmy. Of course,
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    • means of expression, embody itself in a new form of art. It will
    • Speech is a universal means of expression for the human soul. And one
    • and is by no means unusual at the present day, of putting one's hands
    • most striking characteristic was, that by means of this piece of
    • organs of speech and song, when vocalised and given form by means of
    • have become simply a means of expression for scientific knowledge, a
    • means of communicating the things of everyday life. They have lost
    • means of the teeth, tongue and palate. While the consonants are formed
    • himself at liberty to express himself by means of other sounds if he
    • these things by purely scientific means. Science, however, although on
    • acquires for himself by means of movement of the right arm. In the
    • movement of the hands and arms in much the same way that we find means
    • purely Eurythmic movements are the truest means of giving outward and
    • — when such movements arise as a means of artistic expression,
    • provides a means whereby these feelings can be brought to expression
    • principle were to be more generally adopted — I mean the
    • discovered that Eurythmy can serve as a very important means of
    • when, as in the Waldorf School, it is used as a means of education.
    • being, and offering to the human being a means of expression suited to
    • The fingers are quite meaningless when they are inactive. They only
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    • himself by any other means. Only think for a moment how strong people
    • mean? I have crushed them into tiny, tiny pieces. And you see. what I
    • means, then the stomach does not have so much to do, or the intestines
    • which means one must eat the right kind of protein, which will be
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    • That means that you carry in you something that the body can develop
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    • because he feels like a victor over his etheric body by means of his
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    • means that which passes from space into time.
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    • language, and here we acquire the means that serve to express our
    • means of recalling the experience of pre-earthly existence. We stand
    • one first acquires imagination, imaginative cognition. Meanwhile, one
    • earth, we can speak and sing only by means of air, and in the air
    • of the cosmos, one has the human body. This means that if one has the
    • prosaic age; nevertheless, I did not mean all this figuratively or
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    • physiology only for sounds; there is none for tones. With the means
    • now began to have meaning that would have had none in the ages of the
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    • means that within the experience of the fifth, man with his “I”
    • intuition is. What I mean is that in the experience of the seventh
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    • in the same way as one describes the physical-etheric world by means
    • but this is only an approximation, a mean point in time, as it were.
    • A.D. The fourth century is just the mean
    • meaningful thing for them to say was, “I live in music made by
    • again what Goethe meant when he said, “Beauty is a
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    • of meaning and purpose — either good or bad. And if by what may
    • ensure that such means of power come into the hands of worthy men.
    • certain dread of those whose death was brought about by violent means
    • that these souls who met their death by violent means come into
    • It is very remarkable that both meaning and purpose are revealed in
    • simply out to draw attention to misery in the world; it is a means of
    • meaning suddenly becomes clear in the light of the knowledge that
    • was evidence here of an attempt made with ineffective means, or
    • rather, with means that had been deprived of their effectiveness. It
    • that all these attempts by means of assassinations of which I have
    • Asia, did not arise out of mere desire — the desire, I mean, of its
    • secrets which can only be disclosed by this means, namely, that in
    • are instilling by such means.
    • inject them into the Earth by rightful means. This, indeed, is an
    • means whereby factors connected with processes of disease, with the
    • viruses have been discovered as means of protection against illnesses,
    • attended those previous attempts — by means of such premature
    • with full knowledge of the means required.
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    • Intimate and penetrating knowledge of these things is the only means
    • being with super-sensible meaning, that he might be able to find in
    • significance for him. And it is by no means a matter of no consequence
    • inadequate means of knowledge and it is a very dangerous game. It is,
    • Let me make myself clear by means of a comparison. You will say:
    • means of a simple and trivial analogy. There are bad chess players and
    • that does not mean that his skill — the skill of a really good
    • sure you will see what I mean.
    • knowledge of the future by such improper means as I described last
    • achieve their end by such illicit means as I described last time,
    • Truly, the service to be rendered by Spiritual Science is by no means
    • done with. By no means! The events of the present time are portentous
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    • means comprise all its depths. It is possible to penetrate these
    • means of his intellect and the other faculties of his soul. Beyond
    • learnt to express their visions of that world through means made
    • Chronicle’ is by no means as easy as observation of events in
    • means the same in which the Ego was formerly incarnated. And the same
    • question of grasping the meaning of the information regarding the
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    • recognize this or that truth by means of my intelligence and my
    • man can accomplish to-day by means of his own capacities, he had at
    • means of which they themselves are able to think logically to-day,
    • simply been handed down from ancient time. Human beings were meant,
    • means of ascent into the spiritual world. Being himself proof against
    • simply by means of fasting and external measures of the kind, without
    • means of these faculties.
    • mean simply: Hitherto the Bodhisattva has taught you what is
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    • everyone. What does it mean — to be ‘dimly clairvoyant’,
    • or ‘clairvoyant’? To be clairvoyant means to be able to use the
    • experience the very essence and meaning of human existence in the
    • attainable by means of the strongest forces of the astral body, and
    • best understand what Buddha meant by this, if we remember how many
    • be the orthodox religion. But in the meantime Buddha himself had
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    • from the normal, the facts must be approached by means of a
    • this is a hypothetical experiment only and is not meant to be
    • formed meanwhile out of the universal substance. Certain souls were
    • out of strength simply means ‘growing old’. Civilization after
    • means that certain of the forces of the etheric body were kept back
    • the form of the angelic host, for they are meant to behold in vision
    • meaning a place where the intentions of spiritual Beings are
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    • Buddha succeeded in ‘turning the Wheel of the Law’. This means
    • (Zarathustra) means ‘Golden Star’, or ‘Star of
    • existence are by no means simple. What had happened on this occasion
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    • described what this most significant event meant for humanity and we
    • simultaneously. The transition from Bodhisattva to Buddha meant that
    • he was ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’ — meaning that the
    • reveal it. But the evolution of humanity does not by any means
    • meant the beneficial or harmful workings which run counter to each
    • ‘huma