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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • life personal guidance is supposedly necessary. The nature of such
    • cannot be made in vain, but should become the soul's nature later on.
    • and see if it is not associated with something of a transitory nature.
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • look more deeply into the nature of the human being, into the nature
    • into the nature of the human being.
    • and daredevilry. Mobius finds the basic feature of the female nature
    • are speaking of things which must follow from the very nature of
    • culture, and it is simply the quality and nature of this culture that
    • time through the whole nature of our culture.
    • picture, sketching human nature in broad outline.
    • and substances that are found outside in so-called inanimate nature.
    • spiritual-scientific world-view sees a second body in man's nature,
    • in the human being, with which his external nature ends and his
    • the savage is completely surrounded by the forces of Nature, but the
    • which is given by Nature, by divine powers; and the other is that
    • which go more deeply still into the nature of man, where the
    • different members of the human nature, it would convince you that it
    • nature. One must be quite clear what kind of difference exists
    • being, at this nature of Man. A riddle in the relations between man
    • nature itself. It is precisely occultism, or the intimate observation
    • of the human nature, that guides us into the physical body, the
    • recognise that in a man there is something of the feminine nature,
    • and in a woman, a more masculine nature. From this it can be
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • nature that he can have inner experiences. So, while the etheric
    • earthly life, need not necessarily grow out of the virginal nature
    • I am speaking here of human nature in general,
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • Before we investigate the nature of self-knowledge, two aspects of the
    • organism is of the nature of will. That we are not aware of this
    • form of currents of light, and what is of moral-aesthetic nature
    • reason of all that has been said concerning the nature of Jesus of
    • progress in mastering the forces of nature, is something small and
    • things. Even when building palaces they summoned nature to their aid
    • to make known to men what the nature of these wonderful forms of pure
    • development gives no intimation of the nature of the individuality
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • exact idea of the nature of man and his relationship to the cosmos.
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • of single events in nature is inadequate. It is recognized that the
    • human nature. Only when I have a deeper experience of myself within my
    • of all human nature, that is, Dionysos.
    • nature far more intensely than is normally done. Whereas we normally
    • of nature because he felt he lived within the very soul of the
    • longer receive because individual human nature had lost the capacity
    • through Christ's own nature we can recognize that He once must have
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • life of nature, show how a relationship can be established between man's
    • nature contains something we must look upon as the expression of man's
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • lived in the spiritual worlds as a spiritual Being of the nature of
    • of its nature and form. (There are exceptions in the animal world, but
    • nature. But like so many of the comparisons which are made this one is
    • to our Earth, the Being — at that time, however, of an angelic nature
    • the aptitude for which, however, is deeply embedded in human nature.
    • within the unconscious nature and that the Christ-Force lives in the
    • conscious utterance of the nature of thought, that is to say, until
    • into the nature of the Christ-Impulse and its sovereignty in man, in
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • something of a similar nature occurred, not as yet on earth but in the
    • the splendor of surrounding nature is Christ's first sacrifice. By ensouling
    • and religious feeling when he is confronted with the beauty of nature,
    • observation and enjoyment of nature will be permeated by Christ; when
    • of summer, or in any of the other delights of nature, will say to
    • nature? You need only think what it is like when injured by organic
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • order to do so, I must first say something about the nature and
    • the truth and effectiveness of his work, let us turn to the nature of
    • his own nature, making use of the only tool that he has at his
    • thinking. Let us take water as an example drawn from nature. Suppose
    • bodily nature. No one can discern the real facts of the soul-spiritual
    • from looking at the merely external bodily nature, any more than the
    • nature of hydrogen can be discerned without first extracting it from
    • when the soul-spiritual is recognized as distinct from the bodily nature by
    • delve into anthroposophy, has pointed to the spiritual nature of
    • free from our bodily nature. Again I refer you to my books for the
    • our bodily nature.
    • soul-spiritual element from our external bodily nature. First we get to
    • soul-spiritual from the bodily nature. The second is entering into
    • like taking someone out into nature and remarking, “Look, all this
    • around you is nature,” instead of saying, “Those are trees,
    • experience of nature to another, from one being to the next, and saying,
    • “All this is nature,” is to tell him nothing. The facts must
    • Giordano Bruno the need for a new science of nature was made evident
    • doesn't need any prophets because by its very nature it bases what it
    • concerning the nature of man and his destiny. Both are questions which
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • sciences is that nature does not make any leaps
    • striving is innermost nature. It was in Central Europe where the
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • nature. We must all be conscious that our Movement is significant not
    • is true that more delicately organized natures feel pain at the
    • connected with the mysteries was of such a nature that forces flowed
    • nature of spirit self is that it must pre-suppose the existence in
    • belief, and their work should be of the nature of cooperation among
    • salvation lies in the Russian nature and in the Russian form of life
    • their village communities there is still something of the nature of
    • producing something of the nature of a world document that would
    • everything in the world contradicts the divine nature. By what means,
    • would be vain, and everything we could say about a divine nature in
    • Thou gav'st me Nature as a kingdom grand,
    • nature and in the souls of men.
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • enlarge our horizon in regard to the true nature of man and to make us see
    • out to us the true nature of the evolutionary processes in which the human
    • forms in accordance with man's inner nature. In the case of an evil-minded
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • derived from this knowledge, concerning the spiritual nature of the human
    • “Ignorabimus”: — No matter how closely nature's secrets are
    • 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
    • and that within this entire human nature, in addition to the man of the
    • human life period, but its activity is of such a nature that the process
    • union with the human nature, an inner life makes its first appearance which
    • perceives this etheric body which human nature possesses in common with
    • recognizing a third member of human nature, the astral or soul body. Please
    • special super-sensible nature of the human ego. It happens that the human
    • human being who comprehends the nature of human powers of perception would
    • belong furthermore all things relating to the spiritual nature of human
    • by the very nature of the communication, cannot fall within our experience,
    • instance, he includes the spiritual nature of the human soul in that domain.
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • the bodily nature of man in a far distant epoch. How they did so, you
    • Only now are they finding their way into his soul-nature. For the
    • Universe, when to begin with they instil themselves into the nature of
    • reminiscence of outer physical life and thence receives its signature,
    • through the picture-nature of man to his spiritual archetype. And this
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • nature of our time — we touch upon public issues in respect of which
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • instinctive. Only when the instinctive nature which has appeared in
    • only when this instinctive nature becomes instead an active element,
    • emerging in human nature? We can, if you like, call these social
    • in human nature, one also finds the opposite. This fact must above all
    • realm of nature people are not surprised that they cannot burn ice,
    • speak English by nature (single cases may be different) — a
    • that the English-speaking people have to say about the nature of
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • the spirit, without a notion of its real nature, are the theosophists
    • In the nature of things, Hermann Grimm was one of those who
    • experience how in his study of nature the spirit remains dumb, silent,
    • man than for communicating truths about nature. Only a naive mind
    • the concepts of natural science, all its notions of laws of nature,
    • are investigating the laws of nature, no trace of the spirit is
    • with a number of scientific laws and ideas concerning nature — but he
    • soul in the scientific lore of nature, in the abstract, unspiritual
    • concepts commonly employed. Men must have insight into the nature of
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • nature of man's development is entirely different in the three different
    • similar, though, can be said about the forces of man's normal nature,
    • man's nature as it appears in ordinary life. Only there it is not so obvious.
    • of the nature of will, is subsensible.
    • to be taught; it must be man's own nature every time that determines
    • although certain forces appear to be of a spiritual-soul nature, they also
    • come to expression in our bodily nature. For the capacity is terribly
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • understanding of man's being and nature.
    • in the very nature of things water cannot become an organism, is bound
    • that which in reality reflects the inner bodily nature — without
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • penetrating study of human nature is able to build a bridge between
    • members of man's nature which we are accustomed to regard as such,
    • himself connected with his bodily nature. As an Ego he would feel no
    • the physical body, these higher members of our human nature are filled
    • evolve about the external world, about Nature in her finished array,
    • insight into Nature on the one side and Spirit on the other.
    • and the physical nature of the man are identical. This, of course,
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • will operates in us. It is not the case in human nature, nor is
    • what thus takes place. In everything that is of the nature of will,
    • nature of thought, will is present. It is essential to be quite clear
    • from outside, but its very life is of the nature of will. By
    • letting what is of the nature of will radiate into our thoughts. And
    • Let us now consider the other pole of man's nature, where the thoughts
    • his will-nature, with thoughts; deeds are performed in love. Such
    • bring thoughts into the will-nature, when we overcome the element of
    • thinking, which is, however, really of the nature of will? —
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • in nature. And with a certain understanding of this link between nature and
    • It thereby expresses the eternal, not the transitory nature of this event.
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • even earlier — humanity regarded its own life and the nature of
    • possessed a certain clairvoyant capacity of a dreamlike nature. And we
    • Of what nature were these preparations? These preparations for a
    • precious in an age when the nature of substance was somewhat
    • trying to penetrate into the nature of the event of Golgotha with
    • the forces of nature and heredity.
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • The Human Soul and the World of Nature.
    • and riddles. These two ideas are: the inner being of Nature and the
    • In his knowledge man feels himself outside Nature. What would induce
    • ordinary life, of entering more deeply into the Nature that presents
    • knowledge, that man feels separated from the inner being of Nature.
    • being of Nature to allow him to gain some degree of satisfaction from
    • last resort can be known concerning the being of Nature is somehow
    • being of Nature, on the other with the self-knowledge of man. Let us
    • In olden times, these two aims — knowledge of Nature and knowledge of
    • time, and man has thereby detached himself from surrounding Nature. He
    • over against Nature; he stands outside her, that he may then
    • inner being of Nature grows.
    • the inner being of Nature. They were afraid lest he be hurt in his
    • Nature. And believing that if he did so unprepared, he would sink into
    • ancients took such care to avoid. He acquires his knowledge of Nature;
    • intellect, we never penetrate to the inner being of Nature. I here
    • To Nature's heart
    • who shared Haller's attitude towards Nature, labeled such thinkers
    • the heart of Nature, shall carry the soul into her innermost being.
    • ‘To Nature's heart
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • the will is the most mysterious and secret element in human nature. It
    • But when we think of man's spiritual nature we cannot conceive that
    • forms of art or of nature, or in sympathies and antipathies connected
    • If you ask: What is the nature of the forces which make compensation
    • seers, something of which they said: Of its essential nature it is not
    • it was certainly present. To understand the Greek nature we must
    • source of Love. Eros — the sun-nature within the human being
    • the ocean-depths of the soul that man bears the sun-nature today. It
    • in sacred ritual and cult, they revealed to the people the true nature
    • that locality which, by its very nature, will bring it into complete
    • shadows of a purely external knowledge of nature. Thus the task of the
    • nature-knowledge in the best sense — only then will an important
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • extent that their nature is set forth in Anthroposophy, and of what crisis
    • is speech that elevates Man above the other kingdoms of nature.
    • the Hebrew equivalent, represents something of the nature of a wrapping, a
    • the spheres. In so far as it is of a vowel nature it echoes in the
    • consonant nature.
    • know his true nature, then his physical body actually ceases to be in
    • his own nature, in the way he learned about it in the Mysteries, then
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • nature of ideas. The child begins to take as his guideline what we say
    • closely into the nature and constitution of this body.
    • At its circumference it manifests something in the nature of stars,
    • nature and the moon nature.
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • sublime nature and lofty goal of all human endeavour. In epochs
    • evolution a part of human nature has, indeed, been lost. All these
    • Such goodness can lead the soul into the qualities, nature and
    • these forces are of such a nature that they actually instill into the
    • nature, when, to begin with, as he lives in his physical body, he is
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • eggs, and so on. We can follow the course of nature, follow the stages of
    • Life of nature. But as humanity developed further, those instincts, which
    • cycle of nature but these instincts have more or less died away, and
    • instinctive co-existence with nature. In his case it was more ensouled than
    • importantly, they learned to know the so-called three kingdoms of nature
    • realms of nature. Through concepts and ideas we learn to know mineral,
    • could then see, as it were, into the inner realms of nature. From the
    • of the soul. I can only describe the nature of the crisis by saying that when
    • he learned to look at the nature of the mineral as it was spread before him
    • the nature of man itself baffled him in his attempt. He was able to attain
    • ancient times could say: ‘Man does not reveal his true nature here on
    • the other realms of nature. His home is elsewhere than on the earth. His
    • nature of man they would have needed intellectual capacities themselves.
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • the physical nature that surrounds the human being in his earthly
    • like the external processes of earthly nature and fall to pieces. In
    • it would begin to break down as it does in outer nature and would
    • concerning poisons that occur in nature, for example the poison in
    • that is formed in outer nature similarly to the way in which our
    • activity, and finally a physical activity. In nature such an activity
    • nature. Atropine, the poison of the deadly nightshade, can thus be
    • with a proper knowledge of outer nature. We must come to know what
    • knowledge of nature. The knowledge of nature is abstracted, is driven
    • known about the human being's relationship to surrounding nature.
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • nature. It then applies the discoveries made through physics and
    • proceed outside in nature. Man takes the substances of the earth into
    • always permeated by nature processes. A substance only appears outwardly
    • in nature; but he transforms it immediately in his organism —
    • This something different, which develops out of the nature processes in
    • how some substance of nature which we introduce into the human
    • connection between any object of nature and its effect upon illness
    • boundary in medicine if we ask only for the actual nature of illness. What
    • From the head to the tip of the toes these are processes of nature. But then
    • natural processes! All healthy processes are processes of nature; all
    • processes of illness are also processes of nature. Why then is the human
    • processes of nature are normal, but the sick processes of nature are not.
    • nature with its forces to the health-giving and illness-generating forces
    • Let us direct our gaze to an ore which can be found in nature, so-called
    • extraordinarily interesting property. Its form in nature is such that certain
    • which we find outside in human nature in antimony if we subject
    • denies its mineral nature. It gets crystalline threads, so that even the
    • window, thereby showing the inner force of crystallization as in nature.
    • relationship between what is active in the objects of nature, as I have
    • nature and its processes for that which we call quartz, or silicic
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  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • waking life he lives in this bodily nature, so to speak, as a
    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • Penmaenmawr I tried to tell a little of the real spiritual nature of
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • into colour and form the very nature and being of Christianity itself —
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • extent that their nature is set forth in Anthroposophy, and of what crisis
    • higher soul-spiritual nature. I have already explained this before.
    • was at the most one dealing with the special nature of metamorphosis
    • spirit and soul continues. They thought about the nature of this
    • gods, we would never have learnt anything concerning the nature of
    • which is so full of disputes concerning the nature of Christianity in
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • in a far more unprejudiced way. The poet's adventurous nature explains
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • unprejudiced way. The poet's adventurous nature explains to some
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • be born. Life is formless it could (not?) live out its own nature in
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • developing organs which can perceive spiritual truths (just as Nature
    • circle which may be represented or met with in Nature. So it is in the
    • think of the essence of Nature and of Spiritual Being as independently
    • mathematics in our knowledge of Nature. This implies nothing else
    • It is not by the usual philosophical speculations upon the nature of
    • “self-knowledge” the inner nature of our own spiritual
    • will be the most wonderful creation of the world, for which Nature
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • may be compared with the animal nature in this sense. The dead,
    • nature; we ourselves build it up.
    • or pain, until, finally, the soul-nature is such that it can descend
    • The next is the human kingdom. Mineral Nature and the plant kingdom
    • knowledge, that in human nature there is an eternal core of being
    • only be danger for those who have not purified their natures through
    • intercourse is of a spiritual nature it is not sinful, but when it is
    • ‘animal’ in quality and nature is the basic element in which
    • Thus abstractly described, the nature of the process is easy to grasp;
    • realise vividly what was the nature of your particular interest in the
    • we understand the nature of clairvoyant connection with the dead. What
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • were a part of the workers' daily concerns. Nature with its mineral,
    • experiment; all we need to do is pay attention to how nature
    • becomes ill in any way, we discover that nature herself arranged such
    • nature that pulled up these mountains. In some places the forces were
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • hand and the physical bodily nature on the other, without becoming
    • impulse of reason and the impulse that comes from nature. Through a
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • coming from physical nature; this Schiller calls the influence of
    • natural necessity. It includes everything produced by the sense-nature
    • practise it as a law of his own nature. The necessity of the senses he
    • consideration is given today to this threefold nature of man, and so
    • corresponds to the middle element in man, his rhythmic nature. Third,
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • FOR a true understanding of the nature of the human being we have to
    • attracted to us by reason of our nature, work at the shaping of our
    • the subconscious parts of our nature in spiritual spheres. In
    • Up to that time one's teaching about nature should be entirely of the
    • kind where the description of nature and her processes is connected
    • life. Only at the ninth year may one begin to describe nature in a
    • of taking note of external nature in a more objective way. Earlier, he
    • unites whatever he sees in nature with his own being. Now the
    • nature, if in childhood he has not learned to pray. Prayer turns into
    • nature of Christianity. His book is page for page a description of the
    • but they refer paramountly to inner processes of human nature, for
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • whole nature and being. The Greek was right when he felt that the Sun
    • deeper feeling for Nature. The experience is not nearly as vivid as it
    • by virtue of their own inherent nature. They work here as Earth
    • understand the being of man by investigating the nature of the Earth
    • forces of a super-earthly nature.
    • were entirely earthly in their nature. But in the minerals, too,
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • Supersensible. As to what the mineral nature is, you may read of this
    • predisposition to a religious nature could not work on into an earthly
  • Title: Education for Adolescents
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    • questions about nature, about the cosmos and the entire world, about
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • the Epiphany. The lecture today, therefore, will be more in the nature of a
    • spirit and the world soul spread out around you then as nature spreads out
    • inner being; similarly the plant kingdom. What surrounds you in nature will
    • nature that surrounds us in the kingdoms of the minerals, plants and
    • animals. We take nature into ourselves. That nature exists is none of our
    • doing; all we can do is to make nature part of our own being. But what we
    • four kingdoms of nature, of which man is one. To bring spirit into the
    • it with nature. In times to come we shall have within us what is now spread
    • it will be with nature. We take nature into ourselves from outside and
    • nature will be within us as a power. That is the great thought at the basis
    • you breathe nature into yourselves. The act of sight does not pass away
    • use of the physical forces of nature, but without the essential degree of
    • stages in the development of human nature and of the human soul. Just think
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • concepts. The laws of nature are dead once they have been
    • human nature, and we can understand this when we consider the
    • nature of a crystal would be there. In the second state of
    • manifestations of the Gods in nature. During sleep we enter
    • within the nature of man to pass through death, thereafter to
    • has unlawfully assumed the god-nature. Just as in the Christian
    • mortality of human nature. We have the polar antithesis of
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • we shall consider its real nature, as it is beheld super-sensibly,
    • nature, in the shining stream which during earthly sleep flows from
    • morning to evening — but in a way that reveals the whole nature
    • according to their own essential nature, purpose to do for the being
    • of this kind — something of the nature of a Being underlies
    • And so one reaches the point of seeing man's soul and spirit-nature
    • within them what is of the nature of Soul, and who create what is
  • Title: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • and more reveal the nature of soul and spirit, and finally point to a
    • the divine inner nature of man — who had moreover represented
    • Mysteries really were in their true nature. All that was accomplished
    • he could unite his inner nature with the loftiest of all Beings, of
    • his innermost nature he bears the true Ego which passes from
    • fashioned the individual physical nature of man is living in me as It
    • concerned, not with a ‘man’ but with a Divine Nature
    • primordial nature is changed, in the vision of the mighty
    • organ akin to its own nature. The eye builds itself up in the light,
    • the Divine nature and in the human nature, the above sentence may
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • this the very thing that helps him to understand its nature? And will
    • blindly among the secrets of Nature with vague feelings, and Mysticism
    • the nature of Mysticism. In the first centuries of Christendom the
    • again we find Mystics describing the nature and mode of their
    • Beethoven): “The primal organs of creation and of nature are
    • And now let us briefly consider the nature of the Mysteries. What were
    • place in human nature in the course of the development of art?’ Man's
    • in human nature is in reality one and undivided but has been separated
    • insight into the mysteries of human nature. Herein he felt his call.
    • A way into the inner depths of human nature was thus opened up
    • expression to the higher nature of the human being that he could not
    • intimate relationship with Nature, with stone, plant and animal.
    • Nature around them; the rippling brooks were not inarticulate but the
    • actual expression of Nature's wisdom. Wisdom streamed into the men of
    • kind of consciousness he has to-day. He was shut off from outer Nature
    • connection with Nature, wisdom is uniform among them, for they live
    • human Ego. The universal Wisdom, once bestowed by Nature herself now
    • instruments verily as if they were the primal organs of Nature.
    •  And what my name and nature
    • Amfortas-mystery portrays how human nature in the course of evolution
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • evolution of man. The nature of this Being, how He had worked before
    • Naturally one could not have spoken to such men of outer Nature in the
    • sense in which we speak of Nature to-day. In their schools they spoke
    • of a spiritual world, and Nature — generally regarded nowadays as
    • human being to a lifeless nature. But Iamblichus would have
    • the dogma of the One Divine Nature or of the Two Divine Natures
    • every phenomenon of Nature. Julian the Apostate had heard from pupils
    • priests might determine the nature of the demon possessing him. And
    • In very creatures of nature they see the Divine-Spiritual. This is
    • Nature, in animal and in plant. Let no man be so sinful as to believe
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    • years and one could say: Something which has the nature of elemental
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    • nature.
    • of an Ego. The beings that belong to the other kingdoms of Nature,
    • kingdoms of Nature have received their stable forms through the
    • Nature and of Mankind”, the words of an ancient Roman:
    • the obtuse people of to-day consider as the everlasting human nature
    • they find as a model, outside, in Nature; thus the inner
    • connection with these members of human nature — those who
    • human nature is, in our time, inclined, as it were, to reveal certain
    • members of human nature are active so that in one brother one
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    • nature, a temple dedicated to Pallas Athene, to Apollo or to Zeus
    • The spiritual picture given by Anthroposophy of the physical nature
    • not been seen. But so it is ... In Nature, too, there is something
    • entrust to the sphere of his bodily nature. The mystery of Man as
    • modern age become mature enough to understand the nature of such a
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    • accordance with the great Laws of Nature. Two vistas lay before the
    • over everything else. Everything of a physical nature lived in the
    • a kind of Nature worship, reminiscent in many respects of Egyptian
    • connected with Nature. The belief prevailed that holiness was
    • with the Laws of Nature.” The civilization of the
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    • for the man of ancient time: the experience of Nature, and the
    • really connect with the necessities or laws of Nature. For the
    • till man at length should only see around him a world of Nature, void
    • by the human heart. Around us is the world of Nature, but where is
    • forgotten Christ. They saw the world of Nature around them, and there
    • things in this age, which bring us knowledge of external Nature) —
    • discovers in his soul the real nature of the thoughts of man. For the
    • and in the sphere of the elemental beings that underlie all Nature.
    • through this Death. We penetrate into Nature with our thoughts,
    • thoughts into the grave of Nature. For Nature does indeed become a
    • Thought as living Thought out of all Nature. With the dead Thought,
    • quartz, out of all Nature. As from the tomb of the mineral world,
    • plant-world of Nature, here too, where otherwise only our dead
    • out into Nature, or gaze into the Universe of stars with the
    • then in our vision of Nature it all becomes alive, and there arises
    • Knowledge of Nature. For He not only placed His own destiny upon the
    • Nature, from all existence in the Cosmos, the living Spirit speaks to
    • experience here on Earth, with our Science of the world of Nature, is
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    • relationship to external Nature was pre-eminently one of will, we
    • him from this or that fact in Nature, summoning him to defend
    • Read the descriptions I have given in my books of the nature of
    • man, while he stands right within the decaying processes of Nature,
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    • whose nature a much more highly spiritual mode of knowledge is
    • conception of Nature. When men spoke in Greece of the Fauns and
    • nature of these beings, we can also follow the processes of
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    • natural process of evolution it will enter into human nature.
    • call nature-spirits, but not only these. In it are also all those
    • imperceptible to those beings who by their very nature can perceive
    • plant and animal kingdoms of nature, and of the physical human
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    • acquainted with the nature of that thinking which underlies the mode
    • mind the nature of the thinking employed in the myths, how deeply, or
    • of the Osiris-nature of such Gods as primarily give judgment after
    • Salt. Could man — this was known to the investigator of nature
    • has sunk down deep into the nature of man was a more living one in
    • younger process which has also entered deep down into human nature
    • see, even superficial ideas can indicate to us that certain nature
    • processes of nature. Mythology was therefore at the same time a sort
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    • more inward-lying forces of human nature are connected with what come
    • with the macrocosm for what lay in his nature, in the deeper strata
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    • pervading Nature, as later on man is related between birth and death
    • catastrophe that is to come — like a catastrophe of nature.
    • archetypal forces working in nature and in man. If the Egyptian was
    • nature all about him.
    • such a nature that perhaps it can only be related today in a most
    • but she did not know its nature, she knew nothing of the being of
    • were elemental spirits of nature, could receive it from nature
    • scientific nature — still it was of paper. And she now had two
    • the new humanity about the nature of the new humanity, in so far as
    • must not now be as if something arises through the forces of nature
    • connection with all that I have said about the actual nature of
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    • human nature which take their direction from other constellations
    • forces of his thorax he is sensitive to all that goes on in nature
    • thorax, as it were, what was the nature of the other. He felt how the
    • perceived the inner nature through a process that one experienced
    • cosmos and what is to be found there of the Gemini nature — on
    • the one hand to the Light-nature, on the other hand to the
    • Darkness nature; the Twins-nature, this is connected with the
    • connected with man's head-nature. So that Mars, who at the same time
    • head-nature. In the fourth post-Atlantean epoch, which begins in the
    • that estrangement from reality which today is the signature of the
    • nature-researchers and other learned men proclaim him today a great
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    • through our nature, our physical forces. We have stated that in the
    • spirit nature. If today we wish to have a development of the soul and
    • spirit nature after our twenties, we must seek for this development
    • speak, our physical nature hands over nothing more, and through our
    • themselves from the spirit what is no longer given by nature. I
    • hand of its own freewill what nature no longer provides. We dare not
    • it is not true in respect of the full nature of man's life. Yet, we
    • are born; in fact, if we examine its true nature, it is old then and
    • ancient times nature itself brought it in its course, in modern times
    • the deepest needs of our age. For the nature of our age is such that
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    • for a right understanding of something of this nature. The point is,
    • itself shows this twofold nature: our head develops quickly, the rest
    • human being also of a twofold nature. One quickly acquires the
    • also ‘The Inner Nature of Man and Life between Death and
    • time: linked with it will be a complete transforming of the nature of
    • is all of such a nature that one only remembers what one has learnt,
    • day that it has a twofold nature, a head-nature and a heart-nature,
    • living experience, then man will know his twofold nature, he will
    • — and we understand that as soon as we look at the true nature
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    • just described. Thus we come into our bodily nature with what I have
    • physical out of the spirit, burying our spirit nature in the head, in
    • members of human nature enter into a real correspondence, when
    • patience to call on the rejuvenating forces in human nature. That is
    • human nature. For what is necessary for the present age does not lie
    • about nature is far more spiritual than what was formerly known. What
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    • work within the cosmos as forces. We commit to the cosmos the nature
    • two, the soul and the physical nature in such a total view, must
    • by freeing ourselves from the corporeal nature, we trace out the
    • bodily nature, descends from its ancestors; but the souls that
    • nature; for this soul-spirit nature does not trouble itself with
    • understanding of human nature and of the universe in so far as man is
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    • related, as it were, by nature to the limb-system. Just as the astral
    • nature. At every moment during the period of sleep, the Ego is
    • do the Archangeloi, who are connected with the inner nature of the
    • and built, depends upon the nature of the connection established with
    • cognition; their very nature is such that they affect a man's
    • bodily nature what we grasp in thoughts: Seraphim, Cherubim and
    • emerges from the depths of human nature, out of the ‘dreaming’
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    • that in order really to know something about the nature of man, quite
    • of appeal to what lives in Nature, saying something more enduring and
    • convey. Goethe appeals to the revelations of Nature rather than to
    • of Nature.
    • into a closer union with Nature, in whose arms he first of all seeks
    • Nature herself proceeds, and of which I am on the track.” —
    • environment enfilled with ideas much closer to Nature than those
    • Nature flashes up within him.
    • until we realise the fundamental nature of the change that had
    • the attitude of the Greeks to Nature, to the World, to Man.
    • study of external Nature since about the middle of the fifteenth
    • The Greek did not enter into what we call ‘inorganic Nature
    • in the way we do to-day. The very nature of his soul made this
    • unceasingly in the life of Nature. Their attention was turned not to
    • Greeks and our own, the nature of the human soul before, say, the
    • earlier times the life of soul was of a nature of which certain men,
    • of the sound, or the nature of the sound, but the rhythm,
    • Nature something higher than he can perceive through the medium of
    • the nature of an entirely different life of soul in an age when
    • filled with Imaginative instinct, prone by its very nature to
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    • bring before you anything in the nature of convincing proof; all that
    • approached the laws of Nature.
    • great problem concerning the eternal nature of the soul — it is
    • which, in their real nature, cannot be surveyed by the ordinary
    • will be no danger of succumbing to anything in the nature of
    • something of the nature of soul-and-spirit within the human being
    • body penetrates into and works within us. The whole nature and being
    • of man becomes clearly perceptible. His physical nature is recognised
    • true being and nature, he can recognise the events whereby his
    • between the experience of freedom and that of nature-necessity can be
    • In ordinary life we are enclosed in the web of this nature-necessity.
    • adhere to prejudiced scientific views: the same nature-necessity
    • warmed by the sun, the nature-necessity which inheres in electricity,
    • common with all other creatures in the kingdoms of nature, must be
    • subject to the domination of nature-necessity.
    • external, nature-necessity but to the necessity which runs through
    • — this is not nature-necessity but the necessity which runs
    • nature-necessity, nor due to the normal constitution of the human
    • understand the nature of the human bodily organisation, when we
    • stomach, brain, and so forth ... then we understand the nature of
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    • possesses a logical structure through his own nature. Thus we may say
    • were, on the other hand. permeated by the idea that Nature could be
    • other sphere, which contained a knowledge of Nature, to the extent in
    • Nature which existed up to that time, was an old traditional
    • this: their intellect was grappling with Nature, it was seeking
    • to gain a knowledge of Nature.
    • Nature? In order to grasp this, we should not follow preconceived
    • knowledge of Nature were fundamentally a continuation of what the
    • the modern conception of Nature has risen out of Scholasticism,
    • this modern science of Nature, are, however, the very offspring of
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    • been gained in regard to a knowledge of Nature, and nothing had been
    • knowledge of Nature. Something has thus arisen, which acquires a
    • for he had a poetical nature, an artistic nature and had published
    • nature existing within his sentient and volitive parts; he grows
    • outside, or through which we learn to know the laws of Nature and to
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    • members of his spiritual nature which can only be acquired in the
    • true nature we must, from now onwards, learn to know through
    • nature of Christ will only be grasped in the right way if we can see
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • universe of space and the nature of the spatial universe itself.
    • into human nature which had survived from ancient clairvoyant
    • sleep, but there he only arrives at pictures of nature other than
    • human nature. These pictures, if they are regarded as Bacon regarded
    • the external aspect of human nature before us. If they are inwardly
    • real knowledge of nature. Thus Bacon too, at the turn of the
    • to him was the vista of the outer world, of outer nature, of that
    • When man to-day speaks of himself, of his soul-nature, he gives voice
    • concrete reality. Outer nature lay there perceptible to the senses,
    • comprehensible to human reason. In this outer nature man learnt to
    • man from what he had been able to observe in nature. That is to say,
    • be outside man and in seeking thus to understand human nature by way
    • reflections of processes in outer nature. At the time of Bacon there
    • spirit-and-soul penetrates into the bodily nature, and traditions
    • study the bodily nature of man, we have to do with processes
    • nature but at the same time he tastes them, so that a
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    • members constituting human nature. We know that the soul-members of
    • human nature have been engaged for a long time in a special process
    • whole way of identifying ourselves feelingly with the whole of Nature
    • he walked as if led by a necessity of Nature, like the lightning
    • this, we must indeed observe the nature of sleep from the moment of
    • external forces of Nature. Yet behind all these forces of Nature live
    • behind the forces of Nature, thinking and directing them. Christ
    • are subjected to the necessity of Nature. Just as the single items of
    • grasp the nature of the longings of modern man. Let us not think that
    • and substances taken from Nature. They plan an experimental
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    • whereby he can act upon and transform external nature.”
    • human nature actually takes shape are nowhere contained in what man
    • He will pulsate, as it were, through the manifestations of nature;
    • to understand matters of a super-sensible nature.
    • of this nature must be understood. ... For in wrestling to acquire
    • happiness or have something in the nature of a new religion! This
    • kingdoms of nature, is behind the ego that is an image only. We must
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    • the nature of the ancient Mysteries knows that within these
    • a knowledge of the spiritual nature of the world. A pictorial
    • followed by the third stage, that of the revelation of the nature of
    • fulfill its real nature when it feels itself as the kernel of the
    • nature of the anthroposophical spirituality, must live and move in it
    • understand it grasp its essential nature and do not think that it is
    • feet. For everything of the nature of cult and ritual is finally
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    • the Ego. With these four members of human nature, we build up our
    • these things, the very nature of these things, should not approach
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    • Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
    • ORIGIN AND NATURE OF THE FINNISH NATION.
    • threefold nature and in which the three members of the soul appear
    • “threefold-ness”, and so that this threefold nature of
    • contains a clear consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • the Finnish nation and inspire the threefold nature of the soul.
    • out of the various elements of Nature. In “Kalevala”,
    • this Being, forged, as it were, out of all the atoms of Nature, the
    • its own nature. If we study the Finnish nation, we shall find that it
    • obliterates the consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • nature, striving after the unity of the Ego. At this still primitive
    • human being his Ego-nature.
    • the Ego-nature rays into a nation such as the old Finnish nation,
    • something more spiritual than the Ego-nature and more strongly
    • nature, temperament, character and soul, is related with everything
    • spiritual being, so that man’s earthly nature may obtain
    • [of] the spirituality of Nature in such a way that the sentient soul,
    • from out Nature by a force resembling Wainamoinen; it streams towards
    • me like a being of Nature and endows me with the force of the
    • Nature, almost through a kind of neck, if a being that has, as it
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    • moral, religious nature that had developed in the course of one's
    • moral, ethical and religious nature. Even if he makes compromises
    • experiencing the super-sensible nature of all truth. Sharing the
    • and those who do not as yet rightly conceive the nature of the
    • held that man was born evil and must overcome his nature, the
    • super-sensible with his mind or change his nature. Man's willingness
    • nature. Otherwise, though these enterprises may continue to flourish
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    • light-essence; pray Him to restrain the opposing Powers of Ahrimanic nature,
    • teaching than through their whole nature, imbue the children's souls with
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • opposite and considering the nature and significance of memory.
    • the stone a plant has its whole material nature permeated by an
    • a certain way irrevocably determined by the nature of the seed. It is
    • nature. Certain things can be traced in the permanent habits and
    • temperamental nature of a child that show similarities with the
    • case without our needing to educate it. That belongs to its nature.
    • his organic nature. Man keeps this part of the etheric body for his
    • a soul nature is not of much importance for man's life in general.
    • which they could take something in and transform their nature. All
    • of an ethical-moral nature. A warm-hearted disposition that does not
    • question as to whether forgetting is just a defect in human nature or
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • in view, we will start today by sketching the nature of illnesses,
    • would like to speak today about the nature of illness from the point
    • fourfold nature and for everybody to go repeating that man consists
    • tell you about the nature of the fourth member of man's being, the
    • know anything about the nature of blood. That would be quite
    • about the illnesses connected with the nature of the blood. For the
    • blood is the expression of the ego nature of man. And if Goethe's
    • manifold nature, with the complicity of his being; hence it is only
    • understood when we realise their connection with the nature of the
    • attitude to life but only in those of a frivolous nature. This can
    • the point of view of his soul nature. Sometimes, perhaps, just in
    • passed through a long evolution, and how the whole of outside nature
    • man, who, as it were, thrust forth the other kingdoms of nature: the
    • nature can make any judgment at all. These illnesses are simply
    • involves knowing the nature of everything connected with the human
    • much of a spiritual nature. When we have looked at the fourth type we
    • to any insight into the real, spiritual nature of man. What
    • always couched in the best language. Whilst discoursing on the nature
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • the people who talked of the purposes in nature, as though nature in
    • a much more delicate nature, and when human beings partook of
    • nature as soft as wax, he became more or less an impress of his
    • say the earthy nature of the earth intensified, this uniformity
    • worst part of man. Whoever looks deeper into human nature will find
    • him. That is, you suggest away everything in him of the nature of
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • of a physical nature is an expression of those beings — had to
    • nature of man can be understood only when we see these conditions. It
    • rhythms of outer nature. Since that time, that is, since the middle
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • they are beings of a much more spiritual nature than man. Therefore
    • Nature’, they want to bring life into reverse instead of
    • helping it forward. All this chatter about returning to nature
    • year because nature herself indicates this by making foods grow only
    • and has not yet attained a new inner one. Man has outgrown nature
    • if we call the outer expression of spirit ‘nature’ —
    • between nature and spirit. This is just what is characteristic of our
    • time. This floundering between nature and spirit reached its climax
    • nature. Today, when you see something that has been thought out, the
    • first thing that is bound to strike you is its chaotic nature, its
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • nature has to incarnate in the most suitable body possible, though it
    • lies hidden behind the inner conflict and disharmony in human nature.
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • purpose of coming more closely in touch with the whole nature of
    • reaches the spirit will really fathom man's real nature. Laughing and
    • alone can remove the preconception that would rank man's nature too
    • significant events if we want to throw light on the real nature of
    • the one about the nature of the temperaments, you will remember that
    • is essentially a twofold being: one part of his nature he inherits
    • already united with his physical bodily nature before birth, so you
    • animal nature, and these are just those qualities that find their
    • to incarnation. The basis of animal nature is the group soul, and we
    • the ego-hood within the bodily nature. What happens when a person
    • nature, pain and joy become forces that can work creatively in him.
    • human nature in their physical and etheric bodies but have at the
    • in a certain respect absolutely the expression of the ego nature of
    • can be seen to be a kind of expression of ego nature because if you
    • anyone who can read the great script of nature that a divine spark is
    • raises its ego nature above it without cause, then this ego nature
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • etheric body and were beings of a more ethereal nature, having only a
    • such a nature that we cannot even find remains; the substance was so
    • developing a strong consciousness of self within the bodily nature.
    • levels. There were people whose inner nature was correctly balanced
    • permeates his external being with the colour of his inner nature as
    • whose inner nature is showing itself right into his skin. Those
    • nature. On the other hand there are those peoples in Asia with
    • passive, self-effacing natures in whom just this passivity expresses
    • still spiritual, and the bodily nature was only developed to a small
    • degree. The bodily nature was certainly developed here, but the
    • wealth of inner nature permeating his outer nature, namely the
    • nature of reincarnation and karma, the principles of man's being, and
    • the various parts of their nature, but run around waiting for the
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    • insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting,
    • about the nature of cosmic evolution, if only you are prepared to
    • nature with it and lives it out. Man not only brings with him his
    • nature as a member of the general human species, but also what he has
    • a super-sensible nature is food and drink for these spirits of
    • Then there would be something which with regard to the nature of the
    • purely suggestive nature of conditions and unite with other people in
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    • show that the essential nature of these beings can be revealed only
    • nature of the encounter we may well be aware that we have hurt the
    • shall learn to understand the nature of the man standing before us;
    • do is to recognise and accept the burden fully and deepen our nature
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    • with a brief consideration of man's nature and constitution — a
    • case of everyone we meet; how much in his nature is Christ-like? But
    • whole nature of the Earth, and sustains that connection.
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    • the Buddha, in his true nature, was in no way concerned with
    • implied absolute surrender to what is super-sensible in human nature,
    • intellect, to what is of the nature of soul-and-spirit in the world;
    • enough into the spiritual nature of other planets and planetary
    • material nature of things. If these conditions on Mars had continued
    • forces are essentially of the nature of soul-and-spirit.
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    • acquiring knowledge of the nature of man, this observation is of
    • occultism and seership have to say about the nature of man. But this
    • the transformation that takes place in man’s nature when, after
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    • nature of man. That is essentially characteristic of the seven-year
    • principles approach him; their nature is such that they capture and
    • become better in their own inner nature, therefore the process of
    • teaching promised; he has continued to work for that in human nature
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    • real light upon his essential nature and being. For when we look
    • nature around us owe their existence to a certain retardation in
    • applies to the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms in outer nature.
    • weaving life and activity in the other kingdoms of nature. The body
    • rooms for the sick.] but it is connected with the very nature of
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    • them, understand their nature and essential characteristics, be able
    • as the human being could otherwise have received them. Their nature
    • nature. If children are allowed to grow up without having any ideas
    • people with a pious, even mystical nature emanating from egoism.
    • upon the nature of the relationship we sought to establish with them
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    • are forged on Earth and therefore belong by nature to the Earth. But
    • possible side whatever can throw light on the nature of the spiritual
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    • what I expressed by saying: The nature of this Mystery lies far, far
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    • was so poorly equipped to understand His nature, would another epoch
    • been in the highest degree capable of understanding the nature of
    • nature of Christ Jesus, we find endless theological wrangling; and
    • strange subconscious regions of human nature and soul-life. As though
    • where anything of a spiritual nature is concerned. Until quite recent
    • drawn to the fact that in comparatively recent times the nature of
    • nature of the struggle waged by the Christ against the Sibyls —
    • the elemental nature of the Earth, but in a distinctive region of the
    • Earth-nature with human beings, we need to pay attention to such
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    • Christianity, this question came up — How was the nature of
    • Christ related to the nature of Jesus? Now we already know that we
    • Jesus-child, on whose nature the Luke Gospel throws some gleams of
    • his innermost nature by the fact that human evolution could go no
    • At this time the physical nature of man was in order.
    • drive the Dragon out of the soul-nature of man. This was a
    • had actually to connect himself with the Dragon-nature; to take on as
    • Christ Being and the human nature of Jesus. This is possible for us.
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    • all nature grafted into the cultivated olive, how much more readily
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    • night, how he devoted himself to nature by day and to the stars by
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    • nature and in the gifts of Grace. This harmony is found both in
    • his signature. Numbers, shapes, the stars and nature in general,
    • the earth and the stars; hence the regularity of nature's
    • lower forces in human nature. And how he had succumbed is connected
    • by day and night, looking at Nature by day and with the symbol of the
    • the regularity of nature's processes. The fact that the earth
    • of a spiritual nature. How a man was led by his karma to the
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    • of the Nature of Thought
    • namely, the first rudiments of our physical bodily nature. What we
    • we seek therefore for forces having something of the nature-forces of
    • nature contains in the first place in the main no forces which
    • sheath of the maternal body was the whole nature during the Old Moon
    • in so far as they have a sheath-nature, but whole types of natural
    • line is really the hidden part of human nature. If we wish to study
    • Entelechy, what he gives as the members of the human soul nature
    • develops thought of such a nature that one can grasp it in merely
    • nature, in soul-life, but only the spirit that exists in the form of
    • about abstract being by means of logic, thoughts of nature, thoughts
    • nature.
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    • physical nature is only the external, the most external, revelation
    • outer and its inner nature, the Moon in our universe presents itself
    • peoples of a remote past — to men whose nature was quite
    • different from human nature as it is today.
    • nature of animals; these forces also sustain the animal element in
    • man and are connected with his sexual nature in its physical aspect.
    • So the lower nature of man is a product of what radiates from the
    • The nature of Saturn is such that he receives many diverse impulses
    • some quality in human nature enables him to make a man loquacious, he
    • external universe, she would lose her virginal nature. She is deeply
    • not interested in things of a physical, material nature as such, but
    • Nor can we grasp anything essential about the nature of the Sun as
    • the nature of the Sun only when we know something of its nature of
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    • their own inner nature they necessarily demand the continuation
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    • of imaginative natures — can emerge in him in a conscious
    • habits, the character, the very human nature of the one with whom he
    • have their origins in the habitual natures of those who have recently
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    • investigation of external nature and the development of technology.
    • more of the spiritual in all nature, but able to perceive it.
    • — in all the kingdoms of nature, in every star, in every
    • spirit-soul nature was able to experience on the waves of the
    • gain insight into that spiritual foundation of nature which external
    • earthen nature has as its foundation an elemental spirituality.
    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • is assumed to have slid down into deeper regions of human nature and
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    • the better it is, for these things, the very nature of these things,
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    • physical life — for no one can have the conceptual nature of
    • absent in the world, in spite of the fact that Nature would be just
    • human being living in a barren, lifeless, naked world of Nature, a
    • picture will show a woman as true to Nature as possible, and a still
    • Nature”, but that, on the contrary, they pass out after
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    • see three members of the human nature which have developed in the
    • especially at work and gives the general signature to that epoch, he
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    • does this affect? It acts on a threefold nature in the temperaments.
    • account penetrate deeply into human nature.
    • these other Folk-spirits, who are connected with the powers of Nature
    • These two kinds appear in human nature and in human
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    • inner nature of those Beings of whom we have spoken in the two
    • We must now look a little into the inner nature of such
    • nature of the human being, in which the human ‘ I ’
    • inner nature of man consists of three modifications of the astral
    • the Archangels is of the same nature. The ‘ I ’
    • life. In a certain respect the Archangel-nature, the one which guides
    • their whole soul-nature towards what we call the astral body. For
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    • and forces of Nature to work together in the cosmos, but that it was
    • according to their own nature, we find that their chief interest lies
    • nature, one might say, somewhere about the twentieth year of life: so
    • nature; all the people who have wandered over the face of the earth
    • appreciation of physical nature still sleeps, whilst the
    • man is compelled to reflect upon his own soul-nature, and why on the
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    • man. (Below him are the three kingdoms of Nature, the animal,
    • of Nature and Spirit knows only the domain of maya or illusion, the
    • substance.’ But one who penetrates into the nature of things,
    • everything there in the way of nature-forces and phenomena is
    • Nature — we have said that the three elements of Nature, water,
    • We may therefore say: In the forces of Nature which we
    • Nature which we call the strongest, the underground forces of Nature,
    • if we call to mind the nature of the various forces which manifest
    • themselves in space. If you consider the inner nature of the human
    • nature, you have the physical body, the etheric body and the astral
    • his nature, whereby this state of equilibrium can be prepared from
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    • being, which produces the average general human nature. Now into
    • himself the whole human nature. But now from the Mercury centre the
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    • peoples. It is in their nature, and if you remember what was said in
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    • another as regards their essential nature, he might make a great
    • The essential nature of these five civilizations can
    • Now what was the nature of the development which
    • nature are not yet differentiated, and men are as yet quite spiritual
    • Folk-souls, and we shall see what is the nature of our Western
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    • astral nature has affected the ‘ I ’ this too
    • whole constitution of human nature, later on other powers were able
    • great world of Nature surrounding man; so that the Ahrimanic
    • the Hœnir nature overcame the Balder nature. That is expressed by
    • elemental nature of the original impressions has been lost. The old
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    • foundation, a basis, to work from. For we shall deal with the nature
    • was still united to the group-soul nature, and yet the Celtic element
    • because it had a sort of expression of its nature in the etheric
    • external experience is that which pours forth from the inner nature
    • Then you will be able to understand the peculiar nature
    • the contents of the Spiritual Soul itself, and looks upon Nature
    • accounts for the peculiar nature of the Slav peoples at present
    • underlying all the forces of Nature and their creations. But this we
    • with the facts, creations and beings of Nature. We must conceive of
    • occurrence of Nature, of seeing not only the physically-sensible, but
    • the idea of Christ in His twofold nature comprehensible; they do not
    • qualities. There were, then, two natures which must first of all be
    • the higher nature will hold the lower nature under complete control.
    • nature, both really working together, so that they do not merely form
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    • memory kept alive of this union of the spiritual soul-nature which
    • the truth according to the inner nature of the facts.
    • special nature of the peoples inhabiting the various countries of the
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    • lectures I have given recently on the nature of
    • universe. If we ask: What is man in his true nature? — then
    • connection with the being of man, and with the kingdoms of Nature around him,
    • constitution adapted for existence upon the earth. By his very nature he was a
    • nature has become more spiritual, but with his spiritual faculties he thinks
    • millennium the bodily nature will be capable of development only until the 14th
    • understand the real nature and being of man. The mineral world is the only
    • grasp the real nature of plant or animal, and least of all that of the human
    • mineral nature of plant, animal and man. Materialists revel in such thoughts
    • nature, the crudely material nature in the minerals, plants and animals, nay
    • conclusion of my lectures on the nature of colours, when I said that the
    • real nature of colour go hand-in-hand with a perception of the world illumined
    • by Spiritual Science. We have seen how the nature of colour can be understood,
    • themselves with the nature of man's being. But in this way it is only possible
    • science as it is today is capable of grasping only the mineral nature, whether
    • really artistic conception of the world. For the world of Nature itself creates
    • as an artist. And until we realise that Nature is a world of creative art which
    • and are told that in this way they are acquiring knowledge of the nature of man
    • understood of the nature of man by such methods derives from an attitude of
    • when he really understands the nature of the concrete realities connected with
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    • mysteries of nature, spiritual science seeks to do for the spirit and
    • soul at the present time. In its fundamental nature, spiritual science
    • external nature. One who believes, for instance, that our spiritual
    • nature must investigate quite differently from the latter. It must find
    • educates itself by the facts of nature itself.
    • statue. The logic developed from the outer facts of nature has
    • of natural science must be made, in order to learn nature's
    • be isolated, separated from its connection with the bodily nature, and
    • spirit nature, which will continue to exist after death, which existed
    • simple manner of man's nature when he enumerates, “Man consists
    • showing how that which is human nature, when it is contemplated as a
    • man consists of different gradations, different shades of human nature.
    • What is of the nature of
    • spirit nature, and cannot be presented externally, for instance, in
    • nature. Spiritual research is able to enter the world through which man
    • life of man? Its very nature, however, prevents it from interposing
    • Because we gain a knowledge of nature, we shall not imagine that we are
    • able to create something in nature itself. Knowledge of nature does not
    • create anything in nature. Nor, because we gain knowledge of spiritual
    • illusion of being able to create something in nature. Hence the most
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    • mirror reality, through the very nature of the Imaginations of the
    • art the Greeks proceeded by the same laws by which Nature herself
    • he could point to his own heart, and say: Now I understand the nature
    • something about the nature of the Sun. Thus through the heart we
    • learn to know the nature of the Sun; that is to say, we proceed from
    • of all men learnt to know the nature of the Sun and then they
    • understood the nature of the human heart. In the modern age we learn
    • light in his nature is born out of the darkness prevailing in him.
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    • so that the artist did not need to look at outer nature or external
    • senses by close observation of outer nature and her structure.
    • nature things reappear in the same form and one day resembles another
    • means; he made himself sensitive to what was inward in outer nature.
    • this is a beautiful human body such as nature would wish to create —
    • outer nature.
    • nature. Each type of stone calls for its own specific form, and each
    • and nature as science had led to in its own sphere. It is not just a
    • heart of nature as she showed herself in his times, from one point of
    • development, the basic character and fundamental nature of his times.
    • And if Goethe once said that Nature had invented death in order that
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    • direct connection with Nature by life in cities and towns. And it is
    • procedure. Although it is understandable that weaker natures would
    • discover its real nature, they come out with a great deal of
    • men were not capable of studying Nature in a way that could have led
    • to an actual science of Nature; this has been done for the first time
    • freed themselves from the old way of observing Nature and now they
    • through knowledge of the laws of Nature, science has also succeeded
    • Nature. (This word, ‘unprecedented’, is very popular.)
    • know the laws of Nature and are able, with the aid of these laws, to
    • Nature and upon life. So they fill modern life with products of the
    • science and the mastery of Nature and her forces are therefore
    • Nature, but also the meaning they receive when the Cosmos is viewed
    • in its totality — in its manifestation as Nature and in its
    • Nature's coherence. Quarries are broken up and the stones carried
    • destruction, the demolition, of Nature as a coherent whole. At the
    • second stage, what has thus been extracted from Nature and shattered
    • know that when Nature is demolished — the mineral world first
    • Nature. We shall be less concerned with this point to-day. The
    • important thing is that we drive out of Nature the elemental spirits,
    • coherence of Nature is maintained. Elemental spiritual beings are
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    • kind of thinking can explain certain phenomena of nature, it is
    • capable of explaining the things and phenomena of Nature, and nothing
    • you have a true picture in your minds of the nature of these Indian
    • Universal behind the world of nature and the deeds of men. We must
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    • live in human nature. Ahriman lives in the etheric body and Lucifer
    • depths of earthly nature and we should beware of this. Lucifer is the
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    • consciousness of man's true nature. Things were not always as
    • were, so to speak, far more similar to the plant nature, whereas the
    • true nature of the Archangel cannot come to us if we only move in
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    • poetical natures, by people with a deeper capacity of feeling.
    • with the awakening of Nature outside; the daily course of human
    • Nature. Nevertheless they are not worth much, for they do not
    • one in which Nature's course of events is compared with the
    • corresponds to winter, when Nature outside is awake, and summer
    • of memory is one of human nature's oldest components, so the
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    • saw that none of these has anything to say about the real nature of
    • man is modified; the extent to which the animal nature of man differs
    • science, the more we learn of nature, the less we understand of
    • what his real nature is. While on the one hand we have more and more
    • inability of science to give man any light upon his own nature.
    • nature as man, and to fashion the social structure in such a way that
    • this human nature will thrive in it, and when, instead we try to
    • nature. He will have to say to himself: “It is true that I
    • into states of consciousness which are really of such a nature that
    • being growing in his inner nature beyond what he can be as earthly
    • nature as a cosmic being? All that I can establish on earth, all that
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    • on himself, and from this he can learn the true nature of egoism.
    • that we have to examine the inorganic processes in Nature in
    • fine perception of the nature of egoism, brings us right into the
    • content of the world is communicated to us through our bodily nature.
    • a harmonious soul-and-spirit nature, to form the new body in perfect
    • I need hardly say, I mean by this nothing of a mediumistic nature,
    • world of nature, with its secure and stable laws. The fact that we
    • have muscles and bones unites us with nature; our own physical nature
    • makes us feel at home in the physical nature of the world around. And
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    • seventh post-Atlantean epoch when learning to know nature will
    • nature as will enable us to understand the growing, developing human
    • religions. We must try to make the essential nature of the different
    • post-Atlantean epoch they were endowed by nature with sound
    • by Nature, as was still to some extent the case in the fourth
    • similar trifling with the mystery-loving element in human nature. But
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    • sounds and so on. We seek for laws of nature prevailing in the
    • kingdoms of nature, the men of those times beheld spirit and soul. They
    • We little understand the nature of man, especially
    • weather, were dream-creations woven into nature by fantasy. This was by no
    • surrounding nature. He felt the elements of nature within himself. Today
    • this feeling of being at one with nature is lost. In its place man has
    • exercises were good and suitable for the nature of humanity in ancient times;
    • world surrounded by nature. He felt carried back in memory to the time
    • soul, immersed in the phenomena of nature, partakes of every secret, steeping
    • nature. Meditation today is to begin always with an experience in thought,
    • ancient times in the nature of memory, whereas at the present time a
    • his spirit-soul nature drew out of his organism.
    • the soul-spiritual from the bodily nature. The first discovery, when such
    • is of an objective nature, and it is as if one had to fight one's way
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    • the nature of the event that befell him at
    • knowledge of the nature of the super-sensible world, and entirely fails to
    • spiritual nature such as Herman Grimm must needs think of the
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • time-relationships they copy the external processes of Nature. Yet in
    • Nature-processes. We need only call to mind one of the most important
    • Nature.
    • a high degree immersed in the general life of Nature, including the
    • throughout the “household of Nature,” as we have grown
    • farther. Everything that lives in the silicious nature contains
    • limestone natures; in the former, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars; and in
    • that as a creature of a comparatively lower kingdom of Nature, the
    • forces of Nature, whether or no we eat the plant and nourish
    • manifested here. Yet in the whole nexus of Nature's forces, it works
    • limestone nature. Suppose we were merely considering what emerges in
    • itself in the plant-nature of the Earth.
    • silicious nature, are concerned in the process. The silicious nature
    • silicious nature, namely, the forces that proceed from Saturn,
    • effects of these forces, which pass into the plant-nature via the
    • the transitory nature — that which surrounds the trees with
    • materialistically, the working of all Nature.
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • essential nature, in the best sense of the word, if it is conceived
    • only contains a certain life — a vegetative nature of its own
    • throughout the growth of Nature. The Earth's surface is a real organ,
    • For those plants in which the root-nature as such is important, we
    • All that is thus connected, by way of silicon, with the root-nature,
    • substance in the soil. Everything in the nature of clay is in
    • purely crystalline within the “household of Nature.” In
    • into a state of chaos. For plant-growth, Nature herself will see to
    • Nature's household.” For in the last resort man can but
    • the plant-life is absorbed by the whole Nature-process. To some
    • below we have the root. In the root there is the cosmic nature,
    • shading. If on the other hand the earthly nature is to live strongly
    • much-divided, then, as in the flower's colouring the cosmic nature is
    • working upward, so here the earthly nature is working downward.
    • earthly nature downward into the soil, just as in colour we have a
    • working-upward of the cosmic nature into the flower.
    • the midst between the two. The Sun-nature lives most of all in the
    • in which the limestone strongly draws the earthly nature downward
    • a stalk-like nature. Where, now, according to the indications we have
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • lecture we shall consider Nature's activity quite generally
    • of Nature wherein nitrogen is working, nor can they do so, so long as
    • spaces, into the wider aspects of Nature, and study the activities of
    • works in the life of Nature, has so to speak four sisters, whose
    • the functions and significance of nitrogen herself in Nature's
    • sulphur that the Spiritual works into the physical domain of Nature.
    • activity in the economy of Nature is so very fine and delicate, we
    • to-day in Nature in a broken, crumbled form, as coal or even graphite
    • or carbon truly is in Nature's household.
    • the bearer of all the creatively formative processes in Nature.
    • Whatever in Nature is formed and shaped be it the form of the plant
    • that is formed in Nature must ultimately proceed.
    • forms that are built up in Nature — makes use of sulphur in the
    • process. Truly to see the carbon as it works in Nature, we must
    • later stage was there added to it, for example, the limestone nature
    • — whether in man or anywhere in Nature there the ethereal
    • the spiritual essence which to begin with is in the carbon-nature.
    • nature and the nitrogen that surrounds us. It will not do for the
    • can penetrate into the intimate life of Nature if you can see the
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • methods for Agriculture, as it is for other spheres of life. Nature
    • and the working of the Spirit throughout Nature must be recognised on
    • manuring signifies in the economy of Nature. How often do we hear the
    • conceive it thus (although in Nature it does not go so far): Imagine
    • and living element. It does not happen so in Nature, but instead of
    • to become inwardly alive — akin to the plant-nature. Now the same
    • the nature of manured earth, or of earth treated in some similar way.
    • districts, we cannot reckon upon Nature herself letting fall into the
    • at any rate in certain districts — Nature herself sees to it that
    • really in the life of Nature. The point is now to recognise the following.
    • something in Nature, the excellence of which for Nature herself I have
    • rightly, once we perceive the whole nature of the process.
    • the horn you have something well adapted by its inherent nature, to
    • forces of a plant-like nature. For the forces we engender in
    • our digestive tract are of a plant-like nature. We ought to be very
    • to see Nature as a whole and not only as in the Baedeker guide-books.
    • as you have seen, is the entire household of Nature. It is always conceived
    • nature. This form of study and research is very different from what
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • into the great connections of Nature has been lost — as indeed
    • circumference of Nature's workings — that is the talk of
    • wider workings of Nature.
    • connection? Great Nature does not leave us so mercilessly in the lurch
    • for the true Nature-process to take place once more in the right way.
    • organic places. Yarrow stands out in Nature as though some creator of
    • no other plant do the Nature-spirits attain such perfection in the use
    • then you will trace it still farther, in its yarrow-nature, throughout
    • Moreover, this process itself is dependent on the substantial nature
    • more, need only be rightly exposed to the influences of Nature. Observe
    • vitality connected as nearly as possible with the earthy nature must
    • are almost as beneficial to the whole course of Nature as our own iron
    • where it grows wild in Nature. It should really grow around man's heart,
    • connections. And so it is in relation to plant-nature.
    • Moreover, plant-nature
    • in this respect is simpler than animal or human nature; therefore our
    • between plant-nature and the living earthy nature, quite in the way
    • it even transforms into nitrogen the limestone, the chalky nature, if
    • sensitive. We can bring about a wonderful interplay in Nature, by giving
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • as such — for the simple reason that in Nature's judgment
    • will naturally grow there through the prevailing conditions of Nature,
    • Nature is not so cruel as to punish man forthwith for his slight inattention
    • its cue from great Nature.
    • things in Nature being subject to a cycle of four years, after the fourth
    • something highly abnormal. To recognise its nature, we might equally
    • in the household of Nature. These are the things you must consider.
    • power lies inherent in seed-nature. It is the very property of the seed
    • must learn to see into the workings of Nature in all her different domains.
    • not only out of what the Earth provides. Nature is a great totality;
    • forces are working from everywhere. He alone can understand Nature who
    • macrocosm. Then we shall once more begin to understand Nature
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • occurring in Nature (minerals, plants, animals — we will leave
    • in Nature it is not so at all. In Nature — and, indeed, throughout
    • these more intimate relationships of Nature when we are dealing with
    • in Nature's household (I am speaking now of such fruit as grows on trees).
    • consider the tree. What is it in the household of Nature? If we look
    • at it with understanding, we must include in the plant-nature of the
    • encompasses the free has a different plant-nature in the air and outer
    • involve something of deep significance in the household of Nature as
    • a whole. Let us then enquire: what is the inner significance, for Nature,
    • and we can find how these things work themselves out in Nature's household.
    • have a further indication of the inner relationship between the root-nature
    • themselves, so to speak, from the tree-root-nature, and live more near
    • with the root-nature of herbaceous plants.
    • it is true, are already somewhat removed from the larval nature) develop
    • For in great Nature — again and again I must say it — everything,
    • Nature is wiser than man, even to this day. And we may well assume,
    • if there is forest by Nature in a given district, it has its good use
    • — that is, to the mineral nature of the earth; while the world
    • the chalky, limestone nature, whereby the ethereal is duly conducted
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    • relationships at work in nature and gives basic indications of the
    • Combustion is a process in mineral or lifeless Nature. Quite apart from
    • what is actually taking place in Nature. In this domain especially,
    • exactly when we describe this threefold nature of the body; for the
    • too. Thus, in a Sense, you mar the working of Nature when you take your
    • I need something in Nature that has a ray-like, radiating form, or that
    • gathers up the ray-like nature in a concentrated “tabloid”
    • another case. Let us look more towards the flowering nature and the
    • the fruiting tendency is not only there in the flower. Nature does not
    • process, where Nature has not yet carried it to the final stage, can
    • the flowers, Nature herself has enhanced the fruiting, flowering activity
    • up to human nature. If, on the other hand, we eat animal food from the
    • — for instance, turnips or beet, enlarged already in Nature by
    • own accord towards the fruiting nature, and that has received the proper
    • of a rooty-nature to the food, however small a dose.
    • no special function. Generally speaking, we can say, the root-nature
    • the rhythmic system with the substantial nature that belongs to it in
    • is the salt-nature. Very little of the food — whether of man or
    • assimilated in Nature — wild manure, so to speak. Take any kind
    • We should only eat just enough potatoes to stimulate our brain and head-nature.
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    • this chaste and unassuming nature we have the ideal of the
    • the outpouring of the Cosmic Spirit in nature is
    • to wine, so is the impersonal nature of man to the
    • transmuted in the higher nature, Christ Himself. The
    • that there is something in external nature which is an
    • Thus does man unite himself with his sevenfold nature in
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    • nature.
    • secondary nature. Man's primary occupations are:
    • nature. For a goat with a fish tail does not exist. But
    • complicated and modified, they placed man into nature. And
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    • varied impulses of a positive and negative nature are introduced into the
    • intercourse and communion between soul and soul of such a nature that the one
    • of our human nature we have carried in us since the Saturn time, the Sun time
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    • external Nature and also of the physical nature of the human
    • reveals most clearly of all the true nature of illusions,
    • Ordinary thinking (it suffices to bear in mind the true nature of the
    • of a theory of knowledge one may dispute about the true nature of
    • it shows us the true nature of man’s eternal being which he
    • science by meeting the demands of the being and nature both of man
    • with real, genuine knowledge of nature and history.
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    • rises like a force of nature in one who follows a spiritual path. He
    • intensified that it works like a force of nature. Within the ordinary
    • forces of nature; when lightning flashes, when thunder rolls, we have
    • appearing, developed into a force of nature, if it is only a
    • intensified and expanded, growing into a kind of force of nature.
    • love itself with the force of an event of nature, as it can be
    • be injured, man is protected by the wisdom-filled nature of his being
    • nature of the spiritual world. In a certain way one can carry up into
    • intellect does not perceive at all correctly the nature and essence
    • nature of the higher world. Because man is accustomed to approach
    • keep in view the significance and the real nature of spiritual
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    • the nature of inner tensions is only the ripples on the
    • life, and in the other direction makes his will nature consciously
    • man's inner soul nature. In ordinary life our thinking or visualising
    • of life or of external nature to work on him in such a way that he
    • arbitrarily but according to the phenomena of nature itself. But he
    • also has to free himself from this mere looking at nature. His newly
    • its bodily nature, from the rest of the body, particularly the limb
    • activated thinking, is related to the whole nature of the human
    • human nature within ourselves if each external impression did not
    • constantly at work in part of man's bodily nature. We learn that
    • to us the true, super-sensible nature of our ego, and enters into what
    • like this take place in nature, too. If we look at the evolving
    • days man was still to a great extent united with nature; he did not
    • feeling was still a part of nature. Not until the eighth century did
    • he free himself from nature and develop forces of intelligence and
    • isolated from outer nature than they had felt before, because in
    • to draw back from external nature, so to speak. Everything
    • withdrawal of man's inner being from nature that did not take place
    • Golgotha, the nature of which can never be understood if people try
    • nature. It took the next two-thirds of this epoch for these forces
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    • night our lower nature wakes, while with our higher nature we sleep,
    • while it is outwardly unfolding its physical nature — it is
    • What is the nature of the mineral consciousness of the
    • nature of this mineral consciousness, this consciousness of the great
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    • nature and the world. Therefore he says: In the firm hope that the
    • authority on man and nature:
    • nature and on man; words to which Faust replies, — for it is
    • the great authority on nature and on man.)
    • nature.’
    • ourselves to consider without prejudice the method and nature of
    • nature without the opposition that would arise if at least it were
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • innermost nature, than are the abstract truths current in the world
    • envelops the sense-nature of the individuals belonging to it,
    • years' study of the nature and being of man — a study which has
    • natural science — has led me to confirm this threefold nature
    • In his nature of soul and Spirit, man is also
    • of man's nature of soul and Spirit. These three members correspond to
    • individual forms and expressions of human nature in the different
    • of Nature in the environment of the oriental. Think of the Indian in
    • that Nature in her beauty and wonder gives to man. The oriental
    • roots. In his metabolic nature, the oriental has grown together with
    • his metabolic processes the oriental grows together with Nature
    • around him. Nature lives and works on, seethes and surges within him,
    • of the material world. Their innermost nature is one with the
    • Nature.
    • possesses by nature what the oriental has to develop from out of his
    • promptings of his own true nature, when he is not false to
    • human endeavour, that the representation of the human in Nature and
    • modern culture: “In that man is placed on Nature's pinnacle, he
    • regards himself as another entire Nature, whose task is to bring
    • production of a work of art.” Man's own spiritual nature gives
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    • this festival. Just as Nature herself is rejuvenated every
    • the forms of objects in the kingdoms of Nature. Everything
    • morning they saw everything around them in divine Nature
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    • evolution may have this or that appearance, the essential nature of
    • the terrible nature of present world-events, discovers what people
    • understood to-day. Nature, as studied by natural science to-day
    • body is built up like a natural product; it is a work of nature.
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    • The Gulf Between a Causal Explanation of Nature
    • of our culture, is of such a nature that it already affects every
    • hypothetical world conception the nature of the beginning and the end
    • causality, the necessary order of nature, there is no bridge leading
    • if one lives intuitively in the Nature of knowing. One understands
    • necessary. One can never penetrate the nature of thinking in an
    • the causal explanation of nature finds in its domain no place in the
    • recognised within the general nature Of man, which contains within
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    • nature of development in the sixth epoch of culture, it is well to consider
    • well to consider the nature of moral forces in individual souls in their
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • even bordering on very severe illnesses of human nature would be
    • nature, as you know, the physical body and the ethereal body are immediately
    • matter whether or no they are of such a nature as to leave a trace
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • of the nature of space in relation to our own being. Indeed, we
    • applicable to external nature; in the first place, to inorganic,
    • who knows the intrinsic nature of “mathematicising” knows
    • for our eternal human nature, mathematical thinking has all the
    • the whole inner nature of “mathematicising”. For example,
    • apprehend the inner nature of the spiritual present everywhere in the
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    • immersing oneself in that force by which Nature herself created and
    • shaped man. One forms as Nature herself forms. But then one's whole
    • nature's creative forces. Then one does not set to work on the
    • to survey the kingdoms of nature with the consciousness that such
    • body, but directly expressed. Nature sets the plant before us as a
    • plant would be bungling botchwork in face of what Nature herself
    • in the world of nature. To form plants of marble or wood contradicts
    • for wood is nearer to the plant's nature; but it would be inartistic.
    • But an animal sets its own nature against what is being formed from
    • said, the day before yesterday: If nature, the world, the cosmos are
    • creative nature, if our work is to be artistically spontaneous,
    • creative forces of nature; one immerses oneself in the way in which
    • becomes cosmic and creates something of a cosmic nature in its own
    • nature. In religion he is drawn to devotion; he seeks to find his way
    • back to the essential foundations of nature. He would be again a part
    • of nature, would sacrifice his freedom on the altar of the universe,
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • intrinsic nature — in the secret orders and secret societies of
    • nature is based: upon being able to throw back matter into chaos, to
    • your inner nature, below the powers of memory, you bear within you
    • to the investigation of external nature we shall not be able to
  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • call the laws of nature. But with ordinary consciousness we never get
    • with thought, for the laws of nature can be apprehended in
    • up the laws of nature I am bound eventually to apply them to the
    • some creature of nature. Then out of this being of nature, that is
    • external nature, we only built up abstract laws. We come, in other
    • recognise in man only the laws of nature. But in this centre of
    • destruction of which I have been speaking the laws of nature are
    • Within man matter is annihilated, and so are all the laws of nature.
    • Material life, together with all the laws of nature, is thrown back
    • into chaos; and out of the chaos a new nature is able to arise,
    • us of external nature. We can compare it only with a communication
    • setting and the rising world. We must feel how there is in nature a
    • perpetual dying. Nature wears, so to speak, a deathlike hue. But over
    • against this there is also in nature a continual glow of new
    • hue visible to the senses; yet if we open our hearts to nature, it
    • into nature and see the colours, all the colours of the spectrum, from
    • nature, we are looking in a certain sense at the spread-out colours
    • nature, only what is “setting” and passing away. In
    • the cosmos: the moon-nature directed towards pulverising and
    • scattering, and the quickening, life-giving nature of the sun.
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    • Christ spoke after the Resurrection. What was the nature of the
    • understand this, we must think of the nature of the human soul as
    • an ending. At most they enquired about the nature of the change
    • the bodily nature, then Ahriman must begin to abandon hope. Once
    • the nature of death. The Gods had perforce to send a Divine Being
    • might learn the nature of death. The deed which the Gods were
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • in Nature; the last trace of this was lost with scholastic Realism.
    • which men still had an insight into the true nature of such things through
    • Nature was characterized in such a way that people said — the
    • divine creative Father-principle lives in Nature, and Christ is the
    • still looks at Nature spiritually (for he brings the spirit with him
    • at birth) can only find the Father-principle in Nature. But since the
    • instead to grasp this Son in his own nature, then we must not
    • remain such as you were through birth, and see Nature merely through
    • your eyes and your other senses and then consider Nature with your
    • observing what we ought to see in Nature. But we find the Christ,
    • of man on earth. When Anthroposophy studies Nature it calls the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • consciousness the whole inner nature and essence of the
    • nature of, the Russians of Eastern Europe by saying: If we consider
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • ideas pertaining to the knowledge of Nature, and explaining this or
    • that thing in Nature, we also speak of ethical ideas, ethical ideals.
    • of these two streams: on the one hand, the knowledge of Nature, and
    • one hand, by the knowledge of Nature, and on the other hand, by
    • that he has to say about natural science, or the knowledge of Nature.
    • Nature?
    • contained both a knowledge of Nature, and an ethical knowledge. This
    • instance, of such a kind that men could read the laws of Nature in
    • their knowledge of Nature. Their spiritual wisdom also contained
    • were by Nature a prosaic, matter-of-fact nation — even denied
    • choose between the evidence of the senses in Nature and Aristotle's
    • Nature!” This is not an anecdote, but a true occurrence. After
    • knowledge of Nature.
    • If the knowledge of Nature
    • be able to produce moral impulses out of its own nature. A new
    • knowledge of Nature. This super-sensible knowledge will then contain
    • knowledge of Nature, a cosmic knowledge, an anthropogenesis and
    • admit that we obtain on the one hand, a knowledge of Nature, and on
    • the other hand, super-sensible knowledge. This knowledge of Nature is,
    • give themselves up wholly to the external knowledge of Nature,
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    • himself, in his own deepest nature, akin to the sun and moon
    • nature, that is, to all intents and purposes,
    • to nurse the instincts of altruism in human nature. And yet,
    • nature, and no possibility, for the moment, of realising it
    • paths, yet it lies in the Anglo-American nature to seek for
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    • before us only that which belongs to the outermost nature of
    • Latini now beheld the laws and principles of Nature's working
    • in the forms of Imagination. All Nature's laws — the
    • living and creative essence of Nature herself — came
    • abstractly of the Laws of Nature; they would on no account
    • totality of Nature's laws. Brunetto Latini, however, saw it
    • Nature, like a Word that held sway throughout this Nature,
    • manifold Nature-spirits, and Beings who belong to the
    • Nature. Initiates of old describe her living and creative
    • Nature — as the counsellor of nous, of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • nature, the other earthly. The cosmic nature works in such a
    • ways, determine the nature of the face and of the back of the
    • conditioned. We have therefore a cosmic nature influenced by
    • the earthly and an earthly nature cosmically influenced. Were
    • a conditioning effect upon him. Imagine man's earthly nature
    • nature within us but it works in us. As a basic influence it
    • nature of man's task on Earth unless we perceive the
    • his limb-system only the earthly nature developed through his
    • art. Then in art there will not be merely external nature as
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    • great world of Nature. They were full of thanksgiving for the
    • aware not only of the outer, physical aspect of Nature, but
    • was radiated to him from Nature; with his whole heart he
    • lived in communion with Nature. It was not only that in his
    • fires when the spirit of Nature shouted for joy and was
    • Nature, enabled echoes of ancient clairvoyance still to
    • full of joy and merriment, as though Nature herself were
    • said that Nature herself made it possible for these ancient
    • rejoicing, renewed resurrection in Nature. They were aware of
    • outside in Nature nothing indicated a future state of
    • Nature.
    • into the outer physical death of Nature; we also understand
    • physical death of Nature, into physical darkness, the
    • forces of Nature a soil was prepared into which there
    • plunge into darkness, into the death of outer Nature, there
    • experiences were akin to the manifestations of Nature
    • indicated a flowering of man's whole nature. In the first
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    • understanding of the essential nature of Buddhism — or rather
    • go back to prehistoric ages, we find that the nature of the soul and
    • man. In those early times the nature of the soul was such that in a
    • primal wisdom which was altogether different in its nature from the
    • nature of this world?
    • the essential nature of Buddha's illumination and teaching unless we
    • the very nature of the soul. Wisdom, knowledge and morality —
    • illusion and is taught that illusion is its very nature. The
    • original nature. There is a higher man. If this higher man
    • that higher nature which man's process of descent has veiled. He
  • Title: Lecture: Hygiene - a Social Problem
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    • the purely intellectualistic nature of the different conceptions is
    • “profession,” the inner nature of which he is not able to
    • undemocratic nature of this “trust in authority”
    • pass muster with those who really know the nature of materialism and
    • bodily nature and his nature of soul and Spirit, between physical
    • abstract tittle-tattle about a soul independent of the bodily nature
    • material processes is infinite, both outside in Nature and within the
    • science is bound, by its very nature, to speak. If as men and women
    • whole being of man. Such illumination is cast on the nature of
    • the influence of some disease, all that Nature reveals to us in the
    • relate his organisation to the various substances of Nature
    • nature, Spiritual Science is able to work upon and develop what is
    • thought to be of a physical nature and are to be found within the
    • nature — I refer to the domain of education. Without a
    • that by its very nature Spiritual Science has a living, vital
    • “spiritual” or “psychical” nature, because,
    • profession, and the laity who understand the nature of the
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    • gait and posture. This faculty is only incorporated in man's nature
    • have in speech something essential to our nature here on earth. And
    • him in external nature — is an image of the spiritual. Now when
    • his whole nature — body, soul and spirit — not only
    • their pure, original nature; eleven are quite distinct, only the
    • soul provides the vowel nature. Thus when you embody in speech the
    • through its consonantal nature shapes and forms the vowel
    • nature of the rhythmic breathing process. The poet of to-day still
    • vowel nature — the soul — strikes its chords.
    • we find in it everywhere the longing for the vowel nature, that is to
    • soul-nature, manifesting itself through the vowels, strikes upon the
    • consonantal nature, which is plastically shaped and formed in
    • moulded outwardly by the nature of the consonants, the sound is
    • soul-nature. Behind Aries maybe, is Saturn, a vowel element of soul.
    • sound dwells on earth in the element of air, so it is with the nature
    • man speaks, he makes use of his whole body. The consonant nature
    • liberate the consonant nature that permeates the human being for so
    • instrument in song — if we take the vowel nature out of the
    • Consonant-nature out of the human being, and there arises Form, which
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    • age, and it leads us from a mere knowledge of Nature to a knowledge of
    • consider the nature of the human soul in the ancient East, in an age
    • nature from the souls of men living to-day. The souls of men in those
    • the experience of the permanent, eternal nature of the soul in the
    • outer Nature. I am clothed in something that is foreign to my being.
    • Between birth and death I live in a body — a body of Nature. I
    • Nature. And it arose before him as he sensed the full inner
    • Spirit, to outer Nature as well — to Nature whose
    • lead only to inner knowledge, he can know and understand outer Nature
    • in the whole life of Nature. Thou art clothed in an outer physical
    • assumed the form of Nature-religions because man felt the need for a
    • justification of his physical birth in Nature. The riddle of Nature
    • Nascimur the riddle of Nature was solved and he could feel
    • What we to-day call “Nature” appeared before men as an
    • unfold the spirituality of Nature to the human soul. The purely
    • physical quality of outer Nature was now there as a question before
    • to explain to man the riddle of Nature. Ex Deo Nascimur —
    • to Nature, saying: “Out of God is this Nature born.” Now
    • riddle of Nature.
    • the Nature-forces in man from death. This was in the age of Ex Deo
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und
    • that time to imagine, at least abstractly, the spiritual in Nature.
    • spheres of Nature. So long as man remained within the light, within
    • of Nature.
    • forces of Nature, he would be looked upon as a complete fool! But if
    • power of vision, you will realize that electricity in Nature is not
    • merely a current but that electricity in Nature is, at the same time,
    • at the same time the moral element in Nature. Modern physicists have
    • sure, moral impulses, impulses of Nature, but these impulses are
    • true conception of evil in the order of Nature, if we do not realize
    • but when we electrify matter, Nature is conceived as something evil.
    • explanation of Nature set out along a path that really unites it with
    • we listen to a modern physicist blandly explaining that Nature
    • consists of electrons, we merely listen to him explaining that Nature
    • Nature in this form, we raise Evil to the rank of the ruling
    • that the electric element in Nature is endowed with morality in the
    • of Nature, so that, later on, they take on real shape, become a real
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    • understand, in a true and profound way, the nature of the Christ
    • passed from the nature of angel to the “Son nature”; he
    • shown as a child, whereas the deep- natured mystics looked for the
    • human nature, but we do not yet posses the Luciferic element. In
    • be innkeepers. The innkeeper nature is widespread in the world today;
    • “I perceive something of a spiritual nature.), there will
    • distinguish between the nature of an innkeeper and a shepherd; after
    • least in a small way, the innkeeper's nature within ourselves,
    • of their nature that is not derived from earthly experience — if
    • the world — those who have kept their shepherd nature — will
    • distinguish the innkeeper's nature from that of the shepherd,
    • nature is today.
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    • understanding when we speak of the physical bodily nature of man on
    • the soul-and-spirit works upon the bodily nature. But in the first
    • in our senses — i.e., in the bodily nature — are also processes
    • consider the nature of the will. To begin with, straightforward
    • experiences which every man can have in his own nature, and from
    • the other — our human nature, body and soul together, would not
    • perceive the peculiar nature of his world of Feeling.
    • inner nature and essence. An idea that remains at rest will not
    • spatial ideas — however diluted — of the soul's nature. But
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    • which by virtue of its nature and its special tasks is able not only
    • investigate the ground as to the nature of its rock-formations and
    • processes of a physical and chemical nature, which cannot be
    • Goethe, who besides being a great poet was also a great student of Nature
    • become attuned to higher contemplations of nature; and as the human
    • which by its whole nature showed that it could not contain anything living,
    • effects in nature. But they functioned; they were at work in that
    • the laws of nature; it is a state resulting from what was originally
    • mechanical nature were caught up and perpetuated by organic —
    • things as presented by a sound observation of nature, we shall say:
    • — Nowadays, things of a very secondary nature are often
    • physical-chemical nature are at work in the body of the earth-planet,
    • his intercourse with nature he enters into all that is beautifu1,
    • Nature has invented death in order to have abundant
    • is true to say, “Nature has invented death in order to have
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • of a spiritual nature, which are similar to those thought-forces in
    • nature. By the term “Nature” I am now including
    • colours of nature, and so on. (I have drawn an eye as a symbol of all
    • never remains the same for a moment. The present is of such a nature
    • nature? The present is similar to a dream, except for the fact that
    • quite impossible. If thoughts, — and the laws of Nature must
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    • room. These things are so related to the inner, more intimate nature
    • be done in a small hall anything of a theosophical nature can be
    • she had an impetuous nature and often said what she should not, for
    • his own peculiar nature.
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    • nature are the Spirits of Will. To begin with, we shall only
    • Time begins with the birth of time-beings — whose nature is
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    • soil-spiritual nature which is behind the heat and brings about the
    • psychic nature which we may experience in our souls.
    • grasp the nature of a being chiefly characterised by what I have just
    • no one learns the real nature of air who only describes it according
    • the nature of such a capacity of giving by saying that productivity
    • nature of the Christ-impulse. We are then able to understand the dim
    • will be our task to study the Christ-Being in the spiritual nature of
    • the Sun, in order to pass on from that to the spiritual nature of the
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    • Moon. Something of the nature of renunciation takes place in the
    • his nature. But, on the other hand, if man were incapable of
    • actual nature of water. But now the question may be raised: There is
    • order that beings of this nature might come into existence, the
    • whose very nature was resignation. Christ renounced that which would
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    • our ideas, seems to reveal so little of its spiritual nature, we have
    • tormenting nature of this mood with which is connected a certain
    • striving. We saw this when we tried to understand the nature of
    • comprehend the nature of the wisdom man can acquire, which we saw
    • ‘home-sickness’. If you investigate into the true nature
    • longing, we find that is of this nature. What kind of willing? It is
    • somewhat of this nature. What we may discover in the depths of our
    • was what is called ego-nature which comes out in every form? It is
    • Beings devoted to themselves, to their own Ego-nature, would in a
    • like the nature of thought. Every one knows the expression
    • noble character in whom dwells what is generated by their own natures
    • Spirits of Movement the inner nature which would otherwise have been
    • nature. And this is so imbedded in the subsoil of our Soul, that, as
    • grasp what it is that has come into our nature here on the Earth, we
    • When we have this before us we can trace the spiritual nature of the
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    • in the nature of man, actually leading the life of the soul to find
    • nature of His present life, but they will also be convinced just as
    • the other kingdoms of nature. When we wish to study the historical
    • that all Fire is sacrifice, everything of the nature of Air is the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • enquire into the essential nature of our will and intent. In
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • tremendous advances made as the laws of nature have been
    • provided by nature, even if they do have the same
    • these different aspects of human nature belong to entirely
    • of the secrets of human nature. We say, then, that when we
    • an effort. They want to take human nature as it presents
    • beyond time, and that human nature cannot be explained if we
    • deepen insight into nature in its spiritual aspect to a point
    • where deeper knowledge of the laws of nature also discovers
    • scheme which lies behind the world of nature if one is to
    • find the spirit in nature. Then one will also find the
    • only give you the surface of nature and the surface of social
    • life. Johann Valentin Andreae looked deep down to find nature
    • reality — there you have a peep-hole on nature on the
    • at some of the laws of nature at a surface level and will
    • left to nature. In the past, human beings naturally remained
    • an inner quest to look for the elements nature is unable to
    • of tradition but only what comes by nature, without undue
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • the particular nature of their life of instincts and drives,
    • physical nature makes sure this corruption does not go too
    • imposed by physical nature; they cannot get very far with
    • their instincts and have to obey the laws of nature. When we
    • physical nature, nor by social and traditional prejudices. We
    • evening that the sun had just come up, nature would soon
    • nature come to the fore. The potential dangers must be
    • true nature of the interest that formerly made them travel
    • Then the world will realize the infamous nature of the things
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • nature which are hidden from the sight of weak humanity
    • essential nature of these elemental spirits of birth and
    • their physical nature and their souls could make their bodies
    • depending on their inner nature. Please call this to mind again.
    • with inner nature, certain elemental spirits were serving the
    • have any illusions concerning the radical nature of this.
    • industry and commerce. But by its very nature such a
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • The nature of the human constitution was totally different in
    • insight into the world of the spirit. The changing nature of
    • become substantial. And human nature has become more inward.
    • inner nature; they do not gain the power to know themselves;
    • even properly understand human nature. Think of the seemingly
    • right. Knowledge of human nature at the time of St Augustine
    • want to be inspired by anything of a spiritual nature. This
    • expression in our physical nature, this will inevitably take
    • nature, for philistines always like to stick to the norm.
    • regard to the individual nature of others. Individuals differ
    • about the true nature of things, they are sliding more and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • today, we must consider something of the nature of the human
    • thoughts unless we first consider the true nature of the
    • you, but do not be frightened by the grotesque nature of this
    • all, if it really was not in your nature to get up and you
    • would only get up on reflection, against your nature, out of
    • be purely elemental by nature. In the head, everything would
    • cosmic hierarchies. If you visualize the essential nature of
    • idea of the true nature of the human being. Apart from the
    • nature. This image of the gods has been debased in human
    • become their lower nature. Please, do not forget that this is
    • an important secret of human nature. Our lower nature, which
    • our higher nature. This is the contradictory element in human
    • nature. Rightly understood, it will solve countless riddles
    • constantly emerging from the cosmos into his lower nature.
    • the lower nature and used in the past, symbols that today are
    • nature of man.
    • fact, is the luciferic element in our higher nature. Thus
    • past. Even the nature of clairvoyance is such that the
    • nature of human beings here on earth and also to that of the
    • essential nature still extended into it. People were aware of
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • quality of his true nature, quite independent of our own
    • the innermost nature of the materialistic human beings of the
    • knew full well the nature of this ahrimanic spirit. To some
    • today and closely bound up with human nature. As I have
    • the world must come to see the true nature of the spirit in
    • nature had this quality: Innocents who were utterly convinced
    • nature should come up, its origins are not in the divine
    • element which can be perceived in human nature.
    • know human nature and the different ways in which it comes to
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 8: Abstraction and Reality
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    • without reality. We have to come to the true nature of things
    • what we intend to create on this hill. The nature of the
    • we are going to show the true nature of the completely
    • be presented in accord with their true nature. The State
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • enquire into the nature of the ahrimanic powers which entered
    • laws of nature. Anyone who does not accept them is called an
    • the anthroposophical movement on the destiny and true nature
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • great perspectives of a social nature, which went far beyond
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • these considerations that human soul nature will essentially
    • said that human soul nature will become more inward we must
    • down into the hidden depths of human nature. And then the
    • people we see do not show their true nature in what we see on
    • They are etheric and spiritual by nature and have a real,
    • future. To teach children abstract notions of nature and the
    • laws of nature which people need to know will become an
    • laws of nature and able to establish harmony between what was
    • given to them in a living, vital form and the laws of nature.
    • abstract laws of nature. These are a few thoughts I wanted to
    • Germanic human nature presents itself in a very profound way
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • relationship as the signature for the way affairs were
    • nature taken back into the spiritual world. Humanity must
    • only part of my essential nature is united with the earth,
    • and rebirth with the whole of my essential nature.’ A
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • nature of it all is such that if one does not want to be
    • complex nature of these things, which can only be discovered
    • people must be introduced to the life of nature when still
    • whose approach to nature is entirely superficial. These would
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • sinless, incapable of sinning, like a mere creature of nature, he now
    • outer physical nature with it. Through mere intellect one can
    • concepts that they formed for themselves about nature, so that the
    • anything of a divine spiritual nature. Man's consciousness of sin had
    • nature, then we will also find the human being again.
    • speaks of the limits of our ability to know nature. I indicated how
    • sought in utter simplicity. Such naive natures — and they also
    • regard themselves as naive natures — are often the most proud
    • limits, in fact, to what we can know about nature, and that we cannot
    • unrespectable size. For, it simply lies in human nature for pride to
    • that intelligence holds sway in nature. And if you really study
    • nature, you can find this intelligence holding sway everywhere. And
    • nature, and secondly, it is only like a little bit of water that one
    • from nature. Intelligence is everywhere in nature; everything,
    • to truly keep our eye on the facts of nature. But facts are left out
    • nature, the Anthroposophical Society has thoroughly worked its
    • for Religious Renewal, when it follows its essential nature,
  • Title: Foredrag: Kristusimpulsen i tidens utvikling og dens virke i mennesket
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    • at de fra naturens side får en slik reisning. Som på
    • hvordan Kristus-kraften omstråler barnenaturen og lever i
    • dypt begrunnet i menneskenaturen. Talen er atter en menneskelig
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin,
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • limitations of our knowledge of Nature, really arises from the view
    • quite clearly the nature of the consciousness of our
    • the outer kingdoms of Nature, and to grasp human life with the methods
    • of thinking gained through the usual way of looking at Nature. To-day
    • observes Nature and thinks, is an unprejudiced conception. All kinds of
    • the observation of the outer phenomena of Nature. The process of
    • that a modern man's thoughts on Nature are really corpses, all our thoughts
    • on the kingdoms of Nature are dead thoughts. The life of these
    • thoughts that we form to-day on the kingdoms of Nature and on the
    • dead only as long as we apply it to Nature outside: as soon as we
    • speak of a lifeless thinking. Were they to speak of the true nature
    • something of the true nature of thinking only if he really advances
    • Darwinism arose in 1858, with its exterior theories on Nature's
    • from all the kingdoms of Nature, as the result of a habit of thinking
    • pre-earthly life, and a science of Nature arose which considered man
    • those who still possessed some feeling for the true nature of man were
    • farewell to the Bible and turns to Nature — consisted in this,
    • that man might approach a knowledge of Nature under the sign of man's
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  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • of Nature around him on the physical plane, he takes to be reality.
    • else that is revealed to us in surrounding nature is tantamount only
    • what they perceive are symbols, nothing but symbols. Nature herself
    • reality. When the spirit is being spoken of in images taken from Nature,
    • Nature — hence it can only be described in the form of a parable.
    • what may be compared in Nature outside with this rhythmic
    • desolation resembling that of Nature during winter, when the Earth's
    • physical Nature; everything buds and blossoms and lower elemental
    • which cause outer Nature to bud and blossom call forth the
    • the Beings with whom we are connected in the depths of our nature. We
    • intended to be intimations of man's physical connection with Nature.
    • and glory of outer physical Nature. And it was also known that the
    • The festival of physical Nature, the St John's festival, was
    • that of going to sleep. In the autumn, Nature withers away and the Spirit
    • external Nature is merely a symbol; more and more he will long to
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • task today is to say some thing about the nature of the spirit in the
    • research — even in the realm of the nature of plants — were
    • made in the nineteenth century, thoroughly illuminating the nature of
    • formations, these building blocks, the secret of the nature of plants
    • of the nature of plants may have appeared somewhat too early. Fechner
    • opponent of what Fechner wished to say concerning the soul nature of
    • piece of human bone by itself. The common nature of plants simply
    • that is in itself a living whole, bringing forth the nature of plants
    • precondition for the mineral. Everything of a mineral nature is first
    • quality, of a plant nature, was a structure of plant-like being, and
    • nature of sleep
    • able to encompass nature magnificently with his spirit: Novalis. He
    • succumbed to the fantasy that by attributing a soul nature to the
    • soul nature. If this is done, a soul should also be attributed to
    • to determine an inner soul nature of the plant, but rather that what
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    • manner; — no longer as normal forces of human nature
    • nature.
    • in human nature. To-day (I am not merely referring to
    • human nature. I refer to the following fact. The thoughts
    • environment to-day. For by their nature, such thoughts and
    • however, meet in human nature; they fertilise one another in
    • human nature, and lead to Ahrimanic formations in our time,
    • special logos — all that arises from human nature into
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    • own inner nature, and moreover, out of a comparatively lower
    • part of his nature. Man is exceedingly proud of his brain,
    • research into Nature. Goethe comes hack to this point again
    • according to their own nature, as pure phenomena; he wanted
    • recognise the latter in their virgin nature; It is none other
    • the intellect from mingling with the outer sensual nature, to
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    • sending the saps and fluids throughout man's nature, were
    • twofold nature; and this was well known to those Wise Men of
    • Star-Mysteries, or Easter Mysteries. Man is a twofold nature:
    • nature. With our head we go quicker than with the rest of our
    • Nature and History and Politics and Economics. But you can
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • the two sides of human nature which are usually incorrectly
    • consciousness. The dry ideas, the laws of Nature which we are
    • man's everlasting being, we can also recognize the true nature of
    • this law. The nature of my subject entails that I express myself
    • man's physical nature according to natural-scientific methods, we
    • i.e., to the etheric body, in laws of Nature — he also
    • into the inner art of Nature's creative process, we learn to
    • the rigid scientific necessity of Nature to which also the human
    • that everything of a soul-spiritual nature which man develops
    • mere Nature. To the extent in which they will feel that through
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • looked out into Nature, he thought that he could perceive
    • everywhere, behind the phenomena of Nature, spiritual Beings that
    • human being did not really possess a conception of Nature as
    • sin. Wherever they looked, they did not see phenomena of Nature
    • Nature. And at the present time our moral and religious world
    • existed, without a conception of Nature.
    • wonderfully developed conception of Nature and the human being
    • had been included in this conception of Nature, for the
    • the human being in the midst of Nature's order. We perceive
    • everywhere the laws of Nature, and we cannot think of them as
    • through the processes of Nature, the way in which animals develop
    • in connection with Nature, we cannot feel any religious reverence
    • towards the world's order of laws, if we only face that Nature
    • alone contains reality, in Nature. In spite of this, the longing
    • Nature; an impulse comes to the fore that seeks to have religious
    • of Nature. Modern man will grow more and more confused if he
    • contemplation of Nature can offer. Thus the human being of modern
    • that rises up before his soul out of the laws of Nature, when he
    • Nature, that derives from the laws of Nature and must end,
    • according to his hypotheses, through the laws of Nature.
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    • nature of these problems that in regard to these things I must
    • own nature. It must be said that at all times people sought to
    • super-sensible nature of the soul, and how to investigate the
    • influence exercised by the soul's super-sensible nature upon the
    • body's physical nature, tried to give many examples taken from
    • nature, which do not clearly appear in the form of illness, a
    • nature.
    • This leads us to a real perception of the true nature of the will
    • impulses in ordinary life, and to a perception of the true nature
    • nature of sleep.
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • Greece life consisted in a childlike joy over the nature of
    • nature. But these gods vanished from their sight. The Orientals
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the Intellect into Sin, the Spiritual
    • Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall und Spirituelle
    • A Living Knowledge of Nature, the Fall of the
    • Lebendiges Naturerkennen, Intellektueller Suendenfall
    • members of human nature interpenetrate in a way which cannot at
    • pertaining to the inner nature of minerals, which works its way
    • nature is also connected with the metals in the earth. In
    • human nature, in every detail connected with it, we shall
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • — the higher beings of the kingdoms of Nature: plants,
    • external Nature as an illusion, history began to lose its meaning
    • Nature may be
    • Nature, particularly in Goethe's meaning, if we give up
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • being disturbed by the fact that in approaching Nature with his
    • lifeless thoughts, Nature itself, with its living changing
    • mere existence. From the manifold impressions of Nature filling
    • his spirituality from every single creature in Nature. As already
    • Nature becomes an inwardly living comprehension. But there can be
    • defamation. The nature of such an opposition shows how well the
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature Permeated by Christ.
    • Anthroposophy, a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature
    • seeks as its content external Nature, the external life of
    • Nature. Hence the intellect is spirit, but it fills itself with
    • things pertaining to Nature.
    • are still active in the whole life of Nature; they enter into us
    • because we fill our own spirit with the life of Nature, and we
    • Nature is apparently spread out round about us; but this is only
    • apparent: for Ahriman lives in Nature. And by absorbing Nature,
    • Nature, we really absorb spiritual powers, even though we are not
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • in his inner being within his earthly nature. Spiritual Science makes
    • man-nature which Adam acquired after the fall. The tree of knowledge
    • learnt to recognise as the principles of human nature? Now we all
    • know that the highest member of human nature is the Ego. We learn to
    • nature. We ask a man we meet how old he is, and he gives as his age
    • Adam-nature, of which he left an imprint in the grave when he died in
    • his child-nature to him. This was no easy task, but in the very way
    • proceeded from some mysterious influence or anything of that nature;
    • forms, yet it lay in human nature to evolve this holy regard for the
    • child-nature, which is connected with what entered into the
    • the union with the child-nature, that pure and noble childlike
    • the nature of man that which allowed him to perceive the
    • development between birth and death, and can feel the child-nature in
    • age, he retained more than most people of the child-nature. There is
    • more of the child-nature in such men than in others. Men like these,
    • men who retain more of their child-nature, keep their youth and do
    • Christmas Mystery appeals to the child-nature within us. It points us
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • members we have come to know as the members of human nature? We know
    • to begin with that the highest member of human nature is the
    • bodily nature. When we meet a person we ask him, “How old are
    • on earth because of his Adam nature, you could say, of which he
    • human nature to develop this holy view toward the nature of the
    • like their bodily natures. Instead we must look at what they are now
    • nature that which permits the human being to look up into the
  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • of human nature during the various epochs. Superficial opinion may
    • Science shows us that the life of the human soul and the nature of
    • quite a different nature and we have reason to believe that, in the
    • are the subordinate forces behind the lower activities of Nature, and
    • nerves. And in that which is not of the nature of the nerves but
    • the realm of the lower Asuras and ascend to the higher. Your nature
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    • of their whole nature as human beings.
    • of Spiritual Science is cast upon the whole mode and nature of
    • nature. The pictures referred not to the physical world but to the
    • us in the mythologies are not merely phantastic concepts of Nature,
    • according to their own nature, temperament and race. These
    • underlying the purely external forces of Nature. We must also realise
    • ask ourselves: of what nature was the life of feeling and ideas among
    • of external Nature. The Egyptian legend of the God and Goddess,
    • envisage the nature of their upturned gaze to super-sensible,
    • case of the substances composing blood and bones in the bodily nature
    • nature without feeling any need to concern himself at the same time
    • Osiris-Isis nature is now subject to the forces which have condensed
    • decay even as the outer forces of Nature.”
    • forces which are subject to destruction in the realm of human nature.
    • nature of man. Into this coffin the Osiris-nature in man disappears
    • and is invisible to the outer world. The mysterious Isis-nature
    • physical nature of man. In the physical nature of man he was
    • they are forces of external Nature.”
    • Invisible, the Supersensible in human nature — Isis, or rather
    • understands his physical nature — the expression of his Ego. He
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • The Functioning of Spirit in Nature and in Man - The Being of Bees,
    • The Functioning of Spirit in Nature and in Man –
    • NATURE OF BUTTERFLIES.
    • Nature — as a rule people do so rather without thinking —
    • the moment we begin to reflect about the things of Nature, so much
    • of spiritual activity to be found in Nature. Now today I am going to
    • moisture. Nature comes to the rescue. Such things do not always dawn on
    • human understanding. Nature indeed is far cleverer than man. The egg,
    • way to observe things in Nature. First, quite a significant idea is
    • connection between all things in outer Nature. The butterfly you see is
    • nature the caterpillar cannot thrive in just earth and water (in other
    • over the whole world of Nature, it would be light. It is only my body
    • from outside. The whole world of nature is responsible for the lion's
    • mixing and blending all the colours correctly. You see Nature is forever
    • tail. You can see this in Nature — this is a tadpole and that a
    • We have viewed the world as it is and have observed Nature! What does
    • the scientist do? Generally speaking he takes scant notice of Nature
    • taken out into the world of nature where it would be of little use, but
    • happens to the egg after he has dissected it. Nature no longer acts, but
    • — which in regard to Nature's activities are mere folly —
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    • Art in its Spiritual Nature,
    • experienced without the support of the bodily nature. We might easily
    • experience; it is in the nature of the memory-picture itself that we
    • can be discovered by a close observation of human nature. One may say:
    • can give ear to what the tones express through their very nature, has a
    • pitchers stood on an altar: then something in the nature of incense was
    • becomes art. And when the artistic is grasped in its spiritual nature in
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • setting out to describe what is the essential nature of human knowledge,
    • true nature by following the method of external scientific investigation
    • self-observation enable us to penetrate to the nature and being of what
    • impulses of will-expressions, that is, of the inner nature and being of
    • up with the external bodily nature, and it is quite impossible to
    • are recognised today, the depths of man's soul-nature can never be
    • soul-nature does in some way or other persist during sleep. Here,
    • significance for our deep inner nature as human beings.
    • real and essential nature.
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    • conception of nature, — the conception which was so
    • knowledge; the things pertaining to external nature are palpable
    • nature.
    • nature in a matter-of-course way, and by means of trivialities,
    • of Nature's workings. His errors will rectify themselves. If he
    • miracles. He has come to the following conclusion:— Nature
    • from the laws of nature that a dead man cannot be made alive
    • explanation of nature showed a hiatus. We were able to
    • supernatural interference with the order of nature, — by a
    • animal species originate according to immutable laws of nature
    • inorganic forms. Our hiatus in the evolution of nature has been
    • miracle, not able to indicate a power of nature which could
    • indispensable. Darwin has proved this power of nature, this
    • method of nature, he has opened the door through which a happy
    • same laws of nature, from the higher species of ape? Further, do
    • knowledge of nature is by no means sufficient to conceive how
    • affirm is the result of a knowledge of nature.
    • lower kind of souls? We search in nature for conditions by means
    • the transformations which nature causes to take place are strong
    • and varied enough. And what happens in such a case? Nature
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    • from many an observation on the nature of death, or one which
    • form an antithesis which depends on the nature of that to
    • the nature of death is extremely characteristic. They have
    • But if the scientists wish to know the nature of the human
    • form, the nature of that with which we are dealing, they ask
    • of the physical nature of the seed of his ancestors; so the
    • something which is of a Spiritual nature. That is to say that
    • being. We must first gain an idea of the nature of fatigue. I
    • something which does not belong to its own nature must be
    • is of the same nature as these. We have absorbed it from our
    • indeed, in the nature of the Spiritual culture of to-day that
    • position of the human memory in general; what is the nature
    • met also perceive our inmost nature and being, we see what
    • that certainly in acceptable to the inner nature of the soul,
    • nature or these feelings will also show the nature of the
    • give as our answer to the question as to the nature of life
    • and death; “The nature of death is to be learnt from
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    • ELEMENTARY KINGDOMS.THE NATURE OF THE ELEMENTARY BEINGS,
    • clear idea as to the precise nature of these four kingdoms;
    • nature of these Beings. We would, indeed, find ourselves in a
    • everything of an astral nature must be found upon the astral
    • — nevertheless, the inner nature of a Being must be
    • your Ego has no physical nature, and lives nevertheless upon
    • to explain the nature of these Beings who become active when
    • mineral nature. When the human beings will have progressed,
    • form the foundations of Nature. In the future, it will be
    • nature of plants, animals, and of man — these are
    • belonging to the sphere of living Nature, without the help of
    • the Beings that lie behind nature, as long as such a work has
    • impulses and passions of an animal nature.
    • being are of a plant-like nature, and within all these
    • Godhead within him, but the nature and Being of this Godhead
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    • the phenomena of nature was an early predisposition. We see
    • other products of nature from which the spirit of nature
    • pious feelings to the great God of nature Who speaks through
    • in the beautiful prosahymn, in which he says: Nature, we are
    • “When the healthy nature of man acts as one whole; when
    • everything living and moving in outer nature celebrates a new
    • resurrection in the human soul, and how a higher nature
    • — a spiritual nature — is borne out of the soul
    • way to full clarity of spiritual knowledge of nature. And in
    • step-by-step, the real nature of the phenomena of the physical
    • and nature's creations on the other, as he studied the plant
    • knowledge of nature and as sure a conception of what can be
    • God”. Just as the great Spirit of Nature spoke to the
    • which I said that he endeavored to penetrate both nature and
    • Gavest me glorious nature for my realm,
    • everything living, in all the kingdoms of nature, in the
    • appearance in the magnitude of nature he knows him also
    • the three members of man's nature: the immortal spirit which
    • elements of the body out of all the kingdoms of nature in
    • have investigated the origin of nature and life.
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    • can feel this higher nature of Love over against Power and
    • earth. In the forces of nature that work down on to the earth
    • nature can achieve. Think of the might of the forces and powers
    • of nature near to the earth when the elements are storming;
    • transplant yourself into the powers of nature that hold sway,
    • the violence of the powers of nature, it would be swept away!
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    • Science did not refer to nature the observation of nature,
    • ought to go to the great book of Nature, which speaks so
    • Spirit in Nature. They should not rely entirely upon the
    • in Nature.” Such was the mental attitude which Galileo
    • nature, which is closely connected with the human physical
    • parts and principles of human nature.
    • however, who had studied in the book of Nature could not
    • book of Nature itself, which is available to each and all
    • Nature spreads herself out before us, with everything
    • nature”. Galileo says this many times, in various
    • Nature speaks the Divine Spiritual. We men approach Nature,
    • senses, is implanted in Nature by Divine Spiritual Beings. At
    • these Beings, come the visible things of Nature as the
    • Nature.”
    • believed that the manifestations of Nature, the things of
    • Nature, are as the letters of an alphabet, which express the
    • stars. Human nature exists that it may read the thoughts of
    • manifestations which Nature unfolds, by means of human
    • operation of the Divine Mind in Nature; on the contrary, just
    • because the Divine Mind manifests itself in Nature and
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    • inner nature of the human being and the failure, in spite of
    • the passage of time, as least as to their nature and purpose,
    • anatomist, Carl Gegenbaur. In accordance with his nature,
    • and that there is no such thing as a soul-nature independent
    • research. They cast a veil over the real nature of the facts.
    • must reflect that, considering the nature of the premise from
    • understand the laws of nature were everywhere fertilised by
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    • ‘mediumistic’ nature of man at once presents
    • human nature, in their relationship to spiritual world
    • somnambulistic-mediumistic nature. It is not its task to
    • of spiritual science are of such a nature that the seer
    • all that is destined, according to his nature, to flow into
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    • nature of human life is due. In describing certain human
    • discover in human nature what it is that really works in Karmic
    • and blood, from the hidden animal nature, and rising from the
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    • that which was there in the depths of her nature? Then, they
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    • something. An empty space cannot really be created; Nature has
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    • physical life of man as we look upon nature; we can thus look
    • to the mysterious nature of birth. Very seldom, indeed, but
    • occur within the mere course of nature; as events in which, on
    • world. And he is of such a nature that in his earliest years
    • materialism — he is of such a nature, this human being,
    • nature, while he is a child, is still undefined; it has as yet
    • laid small claim to the spiritual nature, which enters the
    • equality of the human nature in all men. We sense the child
    • nature with the greatest intensity when we see a child
    • first into the child's nature. All this is imparted to the
    • special insight into the nature of the prophetic gift. What
    • in the nature of the prophet, is born, indeed, with the person,
    • regard to the nature of the prophet, must disappear. New
    • permeate his whole nature with the Christ, in order that human
    • human nature: Out of the Spirit was He begotten — as this
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    • nature they create instruments for themselves. These
    • forces of nature, but in a form in which they are
    • the threefold lower nature of man; the physical body, the
    • to say he overcomes the lower astral nature. The viper is the
    • symbol for the lower astral nature; the sister is his own
    • soul-nature of that one who has until now guided the
    • By nature destined for repose and rest:
    • For when a man excels by gifts of nature,
    • guise the nature of their combined activity. The individual
    • same time a symbol for the four-fold nature of man, and in the
    • representing the astral nature of man. It was well known in
    • the lower life of the threefold bodily nature. This is
    • astral fire, which are part of man's physical nature, in this
    • the threefold physical nature of man, is expressed according to
    • nature expressed by the fiery dragon is overcome; and what has
    • beyond the dragon nature, was represented with profound
    • lower nature is transformed into the higher triad: our astral
    • higher nature, and in becoming one with this music of the
    • that the occurrences of external nature, such as thunder and
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    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • countries are of a different nature. Admittedly they preserve a
    • to penetrate deeply into human nature. In what respects has man been
    • Spirits who are associated with the forces of Nature and with man. We
    • this nature takes place therefore in the realms where the Folk
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    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • of the same nature, it is not identical with the human ‘I’.
    • is still gathered some of that part of the astral nature which we
    • perception; and just as we set out to conquer nature and transform it
    • the life and activities of man; with their whole soul-nature they
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • nature-forces in the Cosmos a necessity, but that for the creation of
    • period when man's response to physical nature is still dormant,
    • nourishment from the East. This urge is deeply rooted in the nature
    • they reveal what accords with the inner nature of the future mission
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    • Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
    • Hierarchical ladder. Below him are the three kingdoms of nature, the
    • normal perception of Nature and the Spirit man knows only the realm
    • substance”. What is the real nature of that upon which we stand
    • nature-forces and natural phenomena we encounter there are
    • sum up, therefore: In the forces of Nature upon our planet, in earth,
    • we have those forces of Nature which we recognize as the strongest —
    • the Nature-forces emanating from the centre of the Earth, the forces
    • worked together, but that the nature of this cooperative activity was
    • simplest way to conceive of it is to call to mind the nature of the
    • in man signify simply the creation of an active centre in his nature
    • Nature-spirits — the Spirits of Will: the Undines; the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • similar or even alike, but the point is to know what is the nature of
    • essential nature of these five civilizations can only be understood
    • what was the nature of the development which humanity could undergo
    • nature are not yet differentiated and men are still undivided and
    • dwells in the Folk Souls and we shall see what is the nature of our
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    • the entire constitution of human nature, other powers were able to
    • Hodur nature overcame the Baldur nature. This is expressed by Loki
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    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • nature of the Germanic and Scandinavian Folk Soul, and from the
    • itself and regards nature simply as the idea in its other aspect. The
    • nature and all animate beings. We must think of this as a wholly
    • phenomena, creations and beings of nature.
    • nature of this conception. He rejects the endless theological
    • nature of Christ, and because they fail to develop in us any
    • attributes. We must first of all understand the two natures of Christ
    • duality in whom the higher nature will curb the lower.
    • existence of a divine and human nature which can only be understood
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    • The lectures in this volume explore the nature and working of the
    • be the nature of the, etheric body in those few who develop
    • nature of the facts alone determine their truth. He must bear this in
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    • primeval times welled forth in human nature, so that clairvoyant
    • human soul directly out of elemental Nature the forces which led to
    • human nature. And then this ancient Greek said to himself: ‘In
    • whose knowledge of nature and her laws is assumed to be as useful for
    • ‘Wonders of Nature, Ordeals of the Soul and Revelations of the
    • the greatest wonders of Nature, she is an archetypal form which
    • Nature's wonder like the song of the lark. It was still felt
    • back to those far distant times when human nature was so unified that
    • human feeling, the whole marvel of human nature is immediately
    • human nature. When Demeter is on the stage we feel it streaming
    • electricity hold sway in the everyday wonders of Nature. Thus
    • of Nature, from the ordeals of the soul, from the redeeming
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    • nature of this act, and only one — a goddess — partook of
    • Nature changes in course of time. Our natural science is proud of its
    • interpretation of Nature. There seems little ground for this pride
    • of Nature as the female ruler of the wonders of Nature, the Greek
    • of Eleusis thus express to the nature of man himself? What in terms
    • doing today in human nature? In the opening chapters of a little book
    • lie deep in the subconscious, forces which in outer Nature are
    • still older ruler, both of the forces of external Nature and of the
    • fruitful forces of Nature appeared to him, what did he say? He said
    • spiritual world. The same forces of Nature which have given me my
    • him by the powers of Nature, by divine Beings. When man turned his
    • ‘Outside in Nature, forces are at work; through my breathing
    • place among the wonders of Nature. He feels this clairvoyant capacity
    • forces within human nature comes about as a result of the
    • expressions of the wonders of Nature within man himself. They show us
    • nature — her forces which were active in the plants and caused
    • her child to be born in that human nature. That is what Demeter did
    • fashion both with the forces of Nature and the wonders of Nature. How
    • gave him his food, also as the cosmic power of Nature who, when he
    • child Persephone lost in man's nature, saw her raped as it were
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    • certain scientific connotation. It is the word NATURE. When the word
    • nature’ is used in any context it at once arouses in
    • modern man a whole number of ideas. We think of nature as the
    • nature’ simply did not exist for Greek thought. You have
    • nature’ if you wish to enter into the thought of ancient
    • Greece. The contrast between nature and spirit which we today
    • mathematical-mechanical laws. Such a nature — a nature which is
    • laws, a nature which is not simply the physiognomy of
    • hear how the concept ‘nature’ as understood by modern man
    • times Spirit and Nature were in full harmony with one another.
    • it was obvious that everything which takes place in Nature is
    • happenings in the ordering of Nature and rarer events. The one kind
    • nature, things which follow the laws accepted today by the physicist,
    • caused in the human soul by this opposition between Nature and
    • vision, an event outside the ordinary processes of nature, affects
    • today there is a longing to reconcile the opposition between nature
    • to examine the activity and nature of laws in the physical world
    • opposition between spirit and nature. We must set to work out of new
    • of Nature, a wonder of the world, a miracle, as anything else. Amid
    • active which form the rainbow out of the ingredients of Nature; there
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    • outset of this course that the Greeks thought of the whole of Nature
    • as permeated by Spirit; they had no such conception of nature as we
    • — whom he really thought of as quite remote from human nature.
    • outside, a divine figure with a certain affinity with human nature,
    • of a superhuman nature, Beings who had already completed their human
    • soul-nature backward Angel Beings from the Moon. It was these
    • earthly being of sense. But in His essential nature the Christ is not
    • nature of Christ Himself, but also the nature of another figure, of
    • with them, nothing remains in His nature which could look back with
    • of the Luciferic nature seen from the cosmic aspect. Clairvoyant
    • insight — those wonders of the world, those wonders of Nature
    • To grasp this is to have a spiritualised conception of nature and of
    • pantheism which gives out that all Nature is permeated with a uniform
    • point of attraction of a material nature to which other material
    • possible to bring the universal nature of the Christ into a right
    • wonders of the world, those marvels of Nature, of which the Greeks
    • us to his inner nature, to the ordeals of his soul.
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    • finished on a note of interrogation as to his nature. As everybody
    • arisen in your minds as to the nature of the Greek gods in general. I
    • them knowledge of a Luciferic, a superhuman nature, so in the Greek
    • severs his essential soul-nature from his bodily part, as soon as
    • Dionysos really belonged, to a time when he infused into human nature
    • impulses of human nature, those which work in an animal, an
    • instinctive nature, from hunger and other allied instincts to the
    • lower nature? These lower instincts do constitute egohood, but there
    • is something in human nature which lifts us above them. It is the
    • nature plunged in its egotism. It is only because something else is
    • instincts in the erotic life, then human nature is being purified and
    • course of time, for at present there is much in human nature to give
    • man it merged with his bodily nature; this is wonderfully expressed
    • in the Greek myth in the fact that the Dionysos-nature is concealed
    • what emanates from man's lower bodily nature. Thus we see how
    • very nature allied with the Zeus hierarchy. Because of this, ancient
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    • concept of nature and natural existence which is generally accepted
    • Greek response to the riddle of the world was not a law of nature as
    • nature of things. For why is the world different today from what it
    • nature, and thus have called forth a reality of our own inner being
    • our hearts, to our whole soul-nature.
    • had been transplanted into a world to which, if the true nature of
    • the real ego, it is truly of such a nature that the real egos in Adam
    • only paid attention to the outer beauties of Nature, even the Greek
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    • true being of man, his fourfold nature, is taken into account, the
    • this, I can only say a few words about the nature of human knowledge.
    • have to ask ourselves where in human nature those processes take
    • penetrate into the nature of things. Hence in the lectures on
    • essential and most important in man's own nature, by what
    • Nature, which man in his present bodily form has really grown out of.
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    • into human nature, and we also saw how the Greeks experienced these forces
    • this nature is indicated towards the end of the second of my
    • influences play their part in man, in his whole nature and being. And
    • being plunges more deeply into his own nature and his own being that
    • such that when they condensed in accordance with their own nature
    • post-Atlantean epochs there have been at work in human nature not
    • Cronos began to crystallise, at once something hidden in the nature
    • were also called the gods of the underworld, gods in whose nature
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    • Spiritual Science as in their nature working through the Earth.
    • were the lion nature to work upon it and to modify its structure. The
    • which stand out separately in the Sphinx are in human nature inwardly
    • existed solely in the sun, and yet was akin to the nature of the
    • find in his writings a remarkable teaching about the nature of man, a
    • instrument of human nature. Owing to the way it has been formed since
    • of the instincts, desires, passions and emotions of human nature
    • man who has progressed to real spiritual knowledge of human nature
    • nature; there is something else working in me all the
    • kingdoms of Nature which are our environment. Yes; we must face the
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    • lies in the abstract ‘laws of nature’ of today, is the
    • through the laws of nature is like a squeezed-out lemon! This is
    • nature.
    • is there below in his astral, etheric and physical natures. Together
    • enters. What we ourselves have done to this divine nature of ours
    • wax strong and powerful, their will-nature comes to the fore. Whereas
    • a lower nature in ourselves, and are thrown back upon ourselves worse
    • own will-nature. This is what brings about the severe ordeals which
    • its start from the phenomena of external nature, and traced these
    • is of the nature of will, into which we should otherwise plunge as if
    • will-nature, and draw near to the cosmos, as soon as we thus emerge
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    • their whole nature and constitution, appears as a kind of middle epoch when
    • nature of this soul.
    • years later again the frescoes in the Camera dells Segnature
    • the inner nature of the soul of Raphael, let us allow the age in which
    • of Raphael with an element of harmony with their nature. After that,
    • him in the kingdom of Nature. Spiritual Science knows that man contains
    • in greater or lesser proximity to him in the kingdom of Nature. Man
    • to sense the nature of the Super-Earthly element in man. And gazing
    • signature strongly into the spiritual life that was developing on the
    • of the nature of a Savonarola. It was able to refresh and renew all
    • to everything of a cosmic nature, worked hand-in-hand with the Greek
    • of humanity to the effect that the life and nature does not advance
    • respect both life and nature do continually do so, as can be seen in
    • in the pictures in the Camera della Segnature in the Vatican! The ancient
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    • The Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature,
    • Kingdoms of Nature,
    • of a superhuman nature, as a Valkyrie figure.
    • of nature. But when we go further back, and consider how the human soul
    • clairvoyance and the union with Nature. At what period of transition
    • etheric body; we see a super-sensible body of human nature which underlies
    • hidden facts of Nature. In so far as the soul perceives these forces
    • have analysed the phenomena of Nature by means of the intellect; everything
    • etheric body was being sent down into human nature. Only later did it
    • as external powers of nature; he brought forth from his own nature the
    • into human nature, then brought forth to the external powers of civilisation,
    • being of human nature in its various principles. I can assure you that
    • facts regarding the development of human nature stood clearly before
    • depths of human nature has made the Finnish nationality assume a definite
    • came froth from such depths of human nature, from such fine and intimate
    • nature as they exist in the Finnish nation; in the representation of
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    • the various kingdoms of nature within it. This is the milieu in
    • sees nature sprouting and budding; he sees how the plants grow and
    • nature-beings who spend the winter there. Then, when spring comes,
    • the interweaving activities, the flow and ebb, of nature — only
    • nature unfolds, how the elemental spirits fly and whirl in a pattern
    • can enter into the life of nature only in the season of growth
    • fading and dying-off of nature when autumn begins.
    • waning of nature, just as we do in nature's growing time, we can do
    • away of nature in our own inner being. For if a man becomes more
    • sensitive to the secret workings of nature, and thus participates
    • actively in nature's germinating and fruiting, it follows that
    • this only in the form it takes in nature; if he were to come only to
    • a nature-consciousness concerning the secrets of autumn and winter,
    • to a nature-consciousness. On the contrary, he must then devote
    • himself to self-consciousness. In the time when external nature is
    • dying, he must oppose nature-consciousness with the force of
    • of Anthroposophy, a man enters thus into the enjoyment of nature, the
    • consciousness of nature, but then also awakes in himself an autumnal
    • overcoming of nature-consciousness by self-consciousness when autumn
    • Festival. If that is done, if nature-knowledge is true, spiritual
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    • everything of a spiritual nature which it had allowed to stream out
    • Earth. It is then that the Earth unfolds its own nature in the
    • deepest sense; the nature that makes it truly Earth.
    • nature for the general activity of quicksilver, leading quite
    • seed-production is nature's cookery; it approaches the sulphur-process.
    • seed-nature is continually showering down on the Earth, so that from
    • the whole nature of the Earth signifies when we look at it not from
    • Earth-creature, because it had been ordained by nature, by the world,
    • great instinctive knowledge of nature and the spirit which
    • self-consciousness out of nature-consciousness, nothing will do but
    • bring before us everything that can work from nature into our souls
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    • wholly Earth, with a concentrated Earth-nature. In high summer
    • particular to hope for from the realm of outer nature, because they
    • they will be able to spread their dragon-nature through nature at
    • is near, a truly clairvoyant observer of nature can witness a
    • of these illusions. He consumes the nature-products which flourish in
    • outer nature these hopes are shattered, but the Ahrimanic beings long
    • beings, we find they are of etheric nature. And it is impossible for
    • They are of a purely astral nature. Through everything that
    • to permeate their astral nature with the etheric, and to call forth
    • that part of man, his etheric nature, which is not dependent on
    • nature of man, could carry on their own existence.
    • beings, on the other hand, could absorb the etheric nature of man,
    • Luciferic beings accomplished their work in freeing man from nature,
    • nature and of the etheric guise they threaten to assume
    • Nature-forces and the direction they strive to take in spring and on
    • healing forces that reside in everything of a salt-like nature.
    • products and beings of nature, we learn to recognise their
    • Nature-spirits there arises the higher life of the spirit, as this
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    • up with the being of Nature. From spring onwards into summer, Nature
    • man with his whole being is woven into this mood of Nature. We can
    • Nature-consciousness. During spring, if he has the perception and
    • over the being of Nature, and a kind of Nature-consciousness arises
    • in him. Then, since in autumn Nature dies away and thus bears death
    • time of Michaelmas — means for Nature, must experience in
    • Nature-consciousness, a strengthening of his self-consciousness must
    • occur. But in the glow of summer, just because a Nature-consciousness
    • with Nature, but, if he has the right feeling and perception for it,
    • objective spirituality comes towards him from out of Nature's
    • Nature. Only in outward appearance is Nature the sprouting, budding
    • kind of sleeping Nature-life is given form. But in this sleeping
    • Nature, if only man has the perception for it, the spiritual which
    • animates and weaves through everything in Nature is revealed.
    • it is that if we follow Nature in high
    • can be discerned. It is as though Nature wishes to present her
    • weaving of Nature. As to how Gabriel — to use the old name
    • impulses. For whereas we habitually look at the realms of Nature and
    • formed in the normal course of Nature.
    • healing nature, of the healing cosmos. In a similar way, at St.
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    • nature is different as soon as it enters a human being. No process
    • nature. A flame that burns externally is dead fire; that which
    • souls the midsummer working of Uriel through nature into man —
    • for his activity works into the forces of nature — we must
    • nature, have the effect of making us citizens of the cosmos. For they
    • our heads. Thus Uriel works in nature at midsummer, and during the
    • nature, but as a spiritual being. And just as we can follow the
    • the forces of nature in spring, as I have described. I had to show
    • working in the springtime forces of nature as Uriel does in
    • autumn when Raphael came again. Until then this nature-memory in the
    • course of nature; he is not excluded from the way the world
    • Archangel Beings who, in conjunction with the forces of nature,
    • permeate and animate the bodily nature, the soul and the spirit in
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    • if with an understanding of the nature of Christianity
    • primitive natures who spread Christianity abroad in those
    • understood nothing of its real nature; it was opposed by a
    • understanding nothing of its real nature. And yet ... men bore
    • to comprehend the essential nature of the Christ Impulse? What
    • disguise its real nature? What is this power? — It
    • nature of foodstuffs. Similarly, the spread of Christianity
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    • what this remarkable phenomenon of nature perceived in the
    • of nature, but I cannot do otherwise than convey to you how one
    • of soul what it is that this happening of nature expresses.
    • contemplate the souls of those men and discern the nature
    • earthquake were ordinary happenings of nature, but one who
    • outpouring, of the Spirit. The nature and character of the
    • nature of indication may perhaps be discerned with far,
    • particularly things of this nature! And I myself should not be
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    • been in the nature of a fraud, condoned by Christ Jesus as an
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    • this Gospel, merely for the purpose of explaining the nature of
    • Baptism in the Jordan to know human nature in its darkest
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    • nature, to the whole greatness and splendour of nature.
    • anything that resembles the nature of this Fifth Gospel.
    • With things of this nature, based as they are upon the
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    • nature around us is a world upon which we look back, we can look back
    • comprehensive knowledge of human nature, is the virtue of wisdom. But
    • everything brought to us by nature and our experience, in such a way
    • nature. Between birth and death we are only outside our physical and
    • nature, with the physical organ, we retain for the brain the
    • give to Lucifer. We have seen how what is of the nature of courage
    • Humanity has had to experience in relation to the science of nature
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    • of nature. We need only recall those now outmoded branches of
    • knowledge, astrology and alchemy, to perceive how nature
    • pointing to what is noblest in our human nature, we feel
    • to look at human nature more deeply and without prejudice
    • fathom the nature of human freedom.
    • semblance nature of thinking and, by actually pursuing the
    • that nature, then we conclude: if it is only a semblance and
    • epochs human nature has experienced the most varied
    • developments. Something quite different suited human nature in
    • nature: the imagination was not all that unusually active.
    • and stream, in the creatures of nature's various realms, they
    • entity, but felt himself rather a part of nature's whole, which
    • therefore, the true nature of the human soul manifested
    • nature, which is after all the basis of human life between
    • come to know what once had a semblance nature in us — as
    • into nature than with ordinary thinking. In what way? Let me
    • reach the spiritual foundation of nature. We attain, in our
    • nature.” So long as our vital thinking does not pass on
    • we also reach deeper into the essence of nature. The philosophy
    • because the perceptions with which external nature
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    • has to ponder the question: Does the general process of nature
    • nature of both views has been perceived by recent
    • man's death, is given over to the general process of nature, so
    • what we ourselves can do through our own human nature; only
    • consciousness, we reach a view of our own psychic nature, one
    • spiritual world. It will now be able to look at the nature of
    • also about the concrete nature of this experience. These things
    • the image of death, in such a way that we now know the nature
    • eternal in human nature. And on this foundation there now
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    • it is revealed externally in nature, as opposed to what we
    • nature and by immersion in a fundamental natural science. No
    • super-sensible world. The nature of their thinking from
    • nature as a whole in the course of historical times. I mean
    • the observation of nature in the modern sense. The
    • concepts, then in the nature of our consciousness we separate
    • these artistic features — if nature and reality do in
    • manifestation of secret laws of nature — laws
    • we seek to comprehend nature or the world as a whole solely
    • nature. For this reason, the Indian yogi elicited thoughts from
    • in human nature than the religious experience we need within us
    • of nature? His artistic sense transformed itself naturally into
    • nature herself operates; I am on their track.” Here
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    • workings of nature and the world, affects us, it is often
    • concepts, our soul inevitably sees before it a nature similar
    • observation of nature;” indeed, it seems to me
    • Yet track them we must, if we wish to observe nature's workings
    • to its nature, and conjures up before our soul the symbols that
    • test what nature offers, and what should lead us to the world's
    • us into some of nature's shallows and solves some riddles, but
    • it does not take us to direct observation of nature. It is all
    • approach nature again. If as botanists we have used the
    • his soul as the reality self-evident to him. External nature,
    • nature are in complete harmony.
    • those of the realms of nature. There will then follow a view of
    • with which it felt closely linked, and that nature, and the
    • observe nature. His organs were finely attuned to its
    • something of the spirit shone. Nature revealed spirit to him,
    • concepts of nature as position, motion, dimensions and numbers.
    • If nature were to provide us with anything other than concepts,
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    • objective as the scientific study of nature.
    • question: Assuming that the limits of our knowledge of nature,
    • individual, whatever realm of nature it may belong to, as
    • essence of human nature is manifest, where man is in touch with
    • When we examine our own reaction to nature by means of this
    • given process of knowing nature, at this point it really goes
    • world, our ego goes as far as the frontiers of nature. Here,
    • dim. Our entire human nature must come to be like this, on the
    • outside world is reflected by the physical nature within us,
    • spiritual, abstract nature.
    • inner processes in human nature itself. It seems philistine to
    • “mind's eye,” and can perceive the nature of our
    • of man's nature leads outward from man to knowledge of
    • necessary to look at the nature of man in a way that is
    • what they comprehend in its abstractness and semblance nature
    • only then shall we reach man's physical nature and come in
    • Many people already sense the nature of the secret pertaining
    • other. And of this nature, moving to and fro in a pendulum
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    • man's nature, especially within the civilized world. These
    • their traffic with external nature. But the problem arises
    • inanimate nature, and that a man who desires only
    • only into inorganic, lifeless nature, but also into the forms
    • of living nature and into the heart of spiritual worlds. By
    • observer, reveal their true nature only when we can see into
    • very nature.
    • and those with a genuine experience of human nature know
    • the life of nature and classify it.
    • achieves by understanding nature can also see how he has
    • from nature serves him as an inspiration. Right down to the
    • of nature still goes on. There's inspiration for you!
    • this, because our knowledge of nature has had all this refined
    • true nature of our times, to be symptomatic. They are
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    • determine, from the centre of national life, the nature of
    • nature man experiences within himself a kind of world-memory.
    • nature could develop from their instinctive life by a kind of
    • awareness of how impulses from extra-terrestrial nature,
    • from spiritual entities, manifest themselves in human nature
    • nature, in every detail on behalf of the state. At this period
    • attitude. Out of this, out of a combination of the nature of
    • mould of this nature.
    • accordance with the nature of human agriculture, the theocratic
    • unions. We correctly perceive the nature of these only when we
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    • is regarded as having the function of healing man as nature
    • inherited from Asia — were endowed by nature with a
    • self. It was theirs by nature. Though they lived in groups,
    • provided by nature. The animal does not calculate; it does what
    • me this or that insight into connections between man and nature
    • groupings that are not given us by nature, but must be derived
    • interesting was the nature of objects, in the future the
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    • and judgment, from what appeals to human nature. And they grew
    • nature.
    • element in human nature. But if you want to warm people, if you
    • interpose something in front of our real inner nature, just as
    • nature. When we speak of drives, instincts and the like in man,
    • nature, and so projected what was subjective on to the
    • is, objectively, of a spiritual nature, as if it were something
    • nature of the masses of humanity, there must exist today a
    • human nature, and look down with contempt on anything that
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    • appeal to human nature. It could not have been otherwise, given
    • nature, is involved in the way we have grown into our rank or
    • nature of the state. That is why we find — not simply in
    • the nature of law in a way that is much deeper and much closer
    • the nature of law from man himself. And yet the democratic
    • the nature of law cannot spin it out of himself; he just has to
    • allow us to fashion the laws of nature out of our head; we
    • nature is already created, but that what exists in the legal
    • the boundless nature of the world. In real life, it should
    • it is not the nature of life to avoid contradictions; life is
    • Only when we have learnt to perceive the chaotic nature of
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    • gravity of the particles of chalk, and things of that nature, and would
    • clairvoyance, we no longer grasp a part of human nature, but
    • our human nature of pythic or prophetic clairvoyance, and because of this
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    • the gravity of the particles of chalk, and things of that nature,
    • part of human nature, we grasp the whole man. And fundamentally, it
    • thereby given some part of our human nature to pythic or prophetic
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    • mankind, and everything of a hindering nature In the
    • to the subjective nature of man, and generalise it over the
    • condition from which subjective nature in an older epoch, and
    • nature, there would be nothing born on the Earth, were it not
    • kingdoms of nature and man, is dependent on the activity of the
    • various kingdoms of nature. That is a deception, a Maya. It was
    • Nature, and whatever occurred in us would occur of necessity.
    • is the deceptive nature of our age to which all fantasy still
    • sensible phenomena of Nature super-sensible Spiritual beings
    • the external ordering of Nature. But we have no concepts by
    • means of which «e can come behind this external Nature to
    • everything of a deeper nature, — all that could lead one
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    • through out in nature. This brief recapitulation of the various
    • dependent merely on nature? No! We notice what we are dependent
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    • possible to find a method of studying nature, which goes to
    • idea had no significance for external, so-called objective nature.
    • of nature, but on the most difficult road, from which indeed any
    • weaker power would draw back. You take all nature as one in order
    • nature's structure the most complex of all, the human being. You
    • the manner of nature. A great and truly heroic idea which sufficiently
    • his nature. If he is a stimulating spirit in so many respects, why
    • this payment; I can be paid only with the fruits of nature.’
    • He cannot freely develop the powers of his nature, he is caught in
    • necessity of nature or the necessity of reason.
    • of nature, so that it can unfold its own powers.
    • sense? He must guide his nature down so that it proves true in
    • physical nature, and train the sense up, so that it prove true in
    • rational nature. Goethe uttered wonderful words concerning these
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    • by which it unfolds its nature bit by bit. Has the botanist, or even
    • considers determinative for the nature of the soul, is illustrated in
    • knowledge, and thereby attaining deeper insight into the nature of
    • you get concerning the nature of a stone is the correct one. But it
    • does not lie in the nature of the thing that it appears to you ugly
    • Goethe's nature is that he considers that all the powers of the human
    • Sympathy and Antipathy; nothing but the nature of the thing is
    • lead deeper into the nature of a thing, speaking however to other
    • the nature of the thing. When he has reached the point where the
    • only the nature of things to speak, so that he says: whatever
    • taken into consideration, then it lies in the nature of the
    • direction — then it is a declaration of the innermost nature of
    • stands, in his nature, free; he is capable, in a word, of
    • and the nature of things either by means of thinking, feeling or
    • current of events, in the inner nature of things. Of course only
    • nature of things in the external world. What man experiences in his
    • about the way in which nature should be regarded, was still of the
    • interpret the nature of things to us, are closely related to the
    • nature, cannot take us back again, for otherwise man would return,
    • nature-forces have brought us over into the kingdom of struggling
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    • its inner nature, and how they represent a crescendo in the whole
    • enlightened through his contemplation of Italian nature and of
    • regarding nature, but much in it resembles a kind of theory
    • of ideas and disconnected observations of nature. Nowhere
    • which he had erected to the ‘great God’ of Nature, a
    • This was a representation of nature the Mystics in the Middle Ages
    • curiously mixed up with signs of a chaotic nature, still
    • following words: I have found nothing. These seekers into nature
    • from the Strassburg people, it was through Nature and his observation
    • of Nature that many of life's puzzles were cleared up for him.
    • part of nature and ends in a vision of God. You find here no dry,
    • blamelessly for the spiritual forces in nature, were branded as
    •  Thee, boundless Nature, now make thee, my own.’
    • knowledge of nature and just as good an idea of that which we see
    • laws which guide nature, and on whose tracks I am.’ He is no
    • nature herself’ and understood by the Greeks, the divine will
    • nature.’ The creations of the artists are works of nature on
    • conclusion of nature. ‘For since man is the head of nature so
    • he regards himself as a complete nature, but also as one which can
    •  And for a kingdom gavest me the glorious nature
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    • upon human nature — we may say that in man are combined
    • how these parts of human nature combine. The spirit descends from
    • nature kingdoms. We are shown how the soul has to traverse again
    • Goethe's whole theory of nature, with its relationship
    • there in the world of nature, how Mephistopheles leads, as it were,
    • the spirits behind the forces of nature on to the battlefield:
    • realms, nature and history with its spirituality confront Faust, he
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    • help us to become more intimately conscious of the nature and
    • he was in nature from the Greek, and how still more different
    • have generated the Earth with its kingdoms of Nature, the Earth
    • nature of memory was connected with the setting up of signs and
    • experience of this nature is in reality a relic of the epoch of
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    • contained in the three kingdoms of nature, he had around him
    • the mere objects and processes of Nature, but where the ancient
    • Oriental felt the whole of Nature penetrated with the elemental
    • soul-nature. Such was the knowledge the Oriental of old had,
    • processes of Nature in this way, in their connection with
    • Everything outside in the kingdoms of Nature was transformed in
    • through a special endowment of Nature, experienced also the
    • further degree of consciousness. Of what nature was this? The
    • the same indication as to the essential nature of the initiate
    • heaven and understand by that their own land, the Nature that
    • entered deeply into Nature, into all natural existence. But now
    • whole of Nature, in the form in which we see it to-day, could
    • trials, had been initiated into the view of Nature, which
    • outside in Nature, nor to death in man, could the Greek adapt
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    • following nature. He knows that with the process of
    • the substances of the external kingdoms of Nature.
    • soul-and-spirit nature from his physical and etheric nature, he
    • conceive of his physical-etheric nature. Until this is clearly
    • dual nature, — that he has on the one hand the
    • spirit-and-soul nature into which the Gods descend, and on the
    • something of an insight into the nature of immortality did
    • evidence of the duality in man's nature. The one —
    • the descent of the Ego into the physical and etheric nature in
    • Everything of a spiritual or cultural nature that men received
    • everything that is of a plant-like nature. At first it was in
    • nature was communicated to them in the Mystery of Ephesus under
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    • us first form an idea of the nature of such an initiation, that
    • new knowledge. First of all, the real nature of human
    • of the Nature Spirits, and above, the presence of the Angels,
    • Nature that still contain the manifestations of the elemental
    • described — the entry of the Nature-elemental kingdoms,
    • of the Spiritual into the Physical in Nature, — were
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    • following nature.
    • these Mysteries — the Spirit of Nature was actually
    • the whole of Nature. Here we have something in the relation of
    • man to Nature, that was still living and present in the time
    • of Nature. This connection they perceived in the following way.
    • of the elementary spirits in Nature, and the working of the
    • of our nature, through the air that gives rise to the breathing
    • secrete, as it were, inwardly something plant-like in nature,
    • them their woody nature; the tree-nature in the world of plants
    • comes from the Earth. But the whole plant-nature as such has
    • relationship with everything of a plant-nature.
    • is connected with it. It was a sublime conception of Nature
    • conception of Nature and of Spirit in Nature. Later there were
    • of Nature and of Spirit in Nature. The Greek Mysteries are
    • That is the important change in the nature of the Mysteries
    • nature. The plant world, so it taught him, is yours; the Earth
    • adapted to the nature and character of the Greek. It was the
    • powers in specially gifted natures. The splendour and the
    • Knowledge of Nature in Asia, even as far as India. His early
    • Knowledge of Nature that he had received from Aristotle,
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    • into which only the highest part of our nature can find
    • beholding them in the several kingdoms of Nature. He was able,
    • point is that we should recognise for each period the nature of
    • observation of Nature, on an investigation of Nature with the
    • realm of Nature to tradition, written or oral, in the realm of
    • Alexander, the Nature knowledge of Aristotle was carried over
    • into Asia; a pure knowledge of Nature was spread abroad. Not in
    • brought it about that a true understanding of Nature was
    • parts that this knowledge of Nature and insight into the Being
    • of Nature were brought, by means of the expeditions of
    • nature of the changes in the human being himself in the
    • Nature knowledge carried over into Asia by the expeditions of
    • Nature that persisted so remarkably among simple country folk,
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    • human being with the deeper impulses and forces of Nature, or
    • rather of the Spirit that is in Nature. To-day, when we speak
    • real substance of man's nature to these material abstractions
    • similarly, if we would understand the nature and being of man,
    • working in all the kingdoms of Nature work in the human being;
    • kingdoms of Nature. In modern times however there is no longer
    • or less degree, and instinctively gifted natures were able
    • the human being to the Nature that he finds around him.
    • human being and those that are found in Nature. When we set out
    • to consider the various substances in man's physical nature,
    • Nature but are not at any rate quickly apparent in the human
    • inevitably from what they knew of the nature of man and of the
    • nature of the Universe. They knew that we can only come to a
    • whole of Nature, with all her impulses, with all the substances
    • when we meet with something outside in Nature that cannot be
    • thought a student of Nature of the 9th, 10th or 11th century.
    • occur to him to go any farther. The earlier student of Nature
    • student of Nature was fully aware of the very great importance
    • This was the kind of thought in which a student of Nature
    • entering deeply into the inner qualities of Nature, of
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    • descriptions of Nature, of relationships that can be observed
    • in Nature on Earth, and led from these up to the spiritual
    • their whole nature and being into close connection with what is
    • God was applied to all beings of a super-sensible nature,
    • nature originated and by Whom he was launched into the stream
    • Nature and in her smallest manifestations, and Whom we discover
    • passed through the gate of Death, the earthly nature strives as
    • where you may be able to bring your own spiritual nature into
    • physical nature with soul and spirit. The hard bones, the
    • bring my soul nature, but only into the element of warmth.
    • possible for the human soul to link its own nature on to the
    • bade man know himself in his cosmic nature, know himself as a
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    • into and control the natural world and Nature itself. In
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    • three or four hundred years was of such a nature that in the
    • and more etheric, it is still a sort of nature-spirit, which he
    • same way that we live among the creatures of nature and human
    • nature, love of all our work, love for what we do. All the love
    • of nature, among natural phenomena, among other people, so one
    • of moral or soul-nature with our soul-being, in order to bring
    • element of nature, but we understand nature by means of it. We
    • rely upon sound human nature. To build up Anthroposophy one
    • see when a man wants to think about outer nature, he needs his
    • expression: Art is a manifestation of secret laws of nature
    • that you feel: Man is created by nature as a work of art.
    • if nature works artistically, then man simply does not find out
    • learn the real secrets of nature.
    • manifestation of secret laws of nature which without art
    • laws according to which nature creates, and I am on the track
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    • closely into the nature of man in the period between going to sleep
    • nature of sleep; we must remember that it is just in the sleeping
    • have external nature around him, but would immediately feel in
    • psychic nature, we can feel ourselves to be free persons.
    • into our psychic, Spiritual nature, inspiring it, therefore
    • Spirits of Time, pulsate in our nature, filling it with their
    • the world of external nature one phenomenon is linked on to
    • illegally, as we night say, absorb our Spiritual, Psychic nature.
    • bound up with external nature, together with the Beings of
    • not see directly but only dimly into the external, sensible nature.
    • external nature which he perceived with his senses. At that time he
    • phenomena of nature, and expressed this in his interpretation of
    • external nature. He had no Natural Science such as we have to-day,
    • but he considered the phenomena of nature as brought about by this
    • Nature. It is an important fact, that this change took place in the
    • the ordering of Nature which consists contains no ideals, which of
    • one can never think that through what goes on in Nature, any ideal,
    • a mere external Ordering of Nature. But with the consciousness
    • able to enter into Nature, into the ordering of natural phenomena.
    • For that reason the Ordering of Nature and his own ideals appear to
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    • in himself and in nature both what we call growth and what we
    • himself or in nature, he perceives building up —
    • inner Nature builds up.
    • be built up again by the unconscious forces of nature in our
    • destroys what mere nature creates in the human organism; and
    • something in nature. We cannot build a house if we do not go
    • nature, we build up into our artistic creations. Strictly
    • miniature and imperceptibly in manes physical nature. We
    • physical world without destroying nature, so we cannot become
    • of sharing in the life of the whole course of nature and that
    • disinclination to look at the whole of nature, the tendency
    • together with nature that they are able to feel the decaying
    • the mysterious laws of nature. Today there is no longer any
    • nature is witness to this We live with the Christ, and feel
    • of dying Nature: IN CHRISTO MORIMUR, But by going forward
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    • results from spiritual science if the soul and spirit-nature
    • this part of the spirit-soul nature of man which is, or can
    • attained by raising the spirit-soul nature of the organ of
    • clairvoyance with reference to their intuitive nature.
    • tinge of colour to the shadowy nature of his experiences. And
    • physical nature; for spirit lies at the basis of everything
    • digest correctly, you live with your spiritual-psychic nature
    • way the spiritual nature standing behind human processes. But
    • spiritual beings, beings who merely express the nature of
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    • nature. From the facts adduced, we tried to prove that a
    • Mysteries, man's moral nature was shown in a special way to
    • bravery. In this respect human nature may diverge on one side
    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • regulated by nature, and were so far active that the right
    • a quality of human nature without being guided by wisdom and
    • nature this virtue must accord with and be guided by
    • his nature is something to which no reasonable person can
    • nature. Our attitude towards our fellow-men is our attitude
    • we must have a seeing eye for his nature. How do we obtain
    • understand him; by understanding his nature we attain to
    • qualities in human nature only shows thereby that he does not
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    • to the very nature of our modern culture. It may be asked how
    • sharing directly in everything that connects human nature with
    • individuality of the innate endowments and nature of Goethe.
    • living out of his own nature, free of everything that binds a
    • whether or not the servant sensed something of Goethe's nature,
    • similar nature was discussed. It cannot really be said that
    • was to investigate how various laws of nature conform to one
    • all the kingdoms of nature up to God. He then did this in a
    • grasped everything that was then known of the facts of nature
    • Herder to all that belongs to the life of nature and history,
    • had been passed on to him as the laws of nature while he was
    • by man, and into the relation between human nature and
    • universal nature. Earlier in Frankfurt he had become acquainted
    • what his own nature really was. Goethe's way of being
    • peculiar nature. When we read this autobiography, we see how,
    • result was that, for the most deeply endowed natures, a
    • of nature, the peaceful life of animals and plants.
    • between nature and human life. Letters written to beloved
    • return to nature in genuine Rousseau fashion. Raw chestnuts —
    • really a philosopher of nature who is quite familiar with its
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    • nature and has always behind his artistic fantasy the
    • stand to make of them an altar to the great God of Nature? He
    • to the great God of Nature. How impressive and beautiful is
    • in the phenomena of nature even in this boy of six or seven!
    • observe a remarkable harmony between his nature and
    • from this. There comes about in Goethe's complex nature a
    • a rebellion against what was in his environment. His nature,
    • functioning of his nature. I told you that he took the
    • has formed forcefully out of his own nature; Karl Moor is an
    • inner nature and the external world. Just as he does not alter
    • nature.
    • had wrenched his inner nature out of the corporeal connection,
    • reveals to us in a real sense that nature and the work of the
    • nature of man of day and night in the cosmos. It is natural, of
    • entirely different mood in spite of the fact that his nature
    • view of nature — I may say since 1879-80, and intensively
    • conception of nature, which contemporary scientists and
    • perfect in his views of nature in this incarnation. Many things
    • that are implicit in his view of nature have not yet even been
    • of nature something that points toward remote horizons. It is, however,
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    • nature. As I expressed it yesterday, he is put on a sort of
    • a personality as Goethe's, the lower nature, which we generally
    • the whole story. Their inner nature is something quite
    • did not know what their inner natures were going through as
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    • conclusion from what has been said since the nature of the
    • excluded that has no relation to human nature, and by this it
    • requirements of human nature. They would increasingly disregard
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    • Vischer was as true a Swabian by nature as might be found in
    • have to characterize in a loving way the nature of the school
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    • taking on the nature of China. As you can deduce from the
    • in the subconscious parts of her nature, would be politically
    • nature, confirms what Mill and Herzen already had sensed. He is
    • life. Ku Hung Ming represents the Chinese nature, the life of
    • brilliant from the standpoint of the Chinese nature, but is it
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    • have begun to think of how it may be possible to assist nature
    • nature. I did not have such a stock to live on. No pious
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    • expressed confession but the inclination of the feeling nature
    • egoism is of a social nature.
    • nature. Human beings do stand at least in a sort of
    • on the physical plane, when it is of such a nature as to
    • to rise above the egoistic limitation within our human nature.
    • could really not be produced; that nature had a certain horror
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    • the essential nature of things. Thus we face the highly
    • nature of the most ancient ancestral cults was such that men
    • nature, from without. He had to come into touch with human
    • every human being something supramundane in his nature comes to
    • feeling nature; only then shall we attain to its full truth.
    • for and attachment to his lower nature that Lucifer is not able
    • to remove the higher nature from it. Every time Lucifer
    • nature, they would have followed Lucifer. This is one of the
    • actually implanted in human nature so that it might have, as it
    • lower nature because this force, from the spiritual point of
    • being to his lower nature. Rather than tearing the souls out of
    • the lower nature and thereby preventing its concomitant
    • of his lower nature in full consciousness and would have sunk
    • nature of which man was not conscious and which he did not
    • flowed into his lower nature as a divine element. Especially
    • to represent the Jahve God as the god of the mere lower nature,
    • implanted in the lower nature.
    • the lower nature. Thus did those cosmic powers who desired to
    • placing the opponent of Lucifer in the lower nature of man was
    • subconscious, or unconscious, nature what strove against
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    • this in accordance with nature, to experience it as a matter
    • the disconnected and chaotic nature of our culture. We have,
    • descended and united Himself with human nature — with the
    • it with the mystery of nature. For you see what we have
    • the study of nature, the study of the world, cosmology, the
    • the bridge between the knowledge of nature, that is, the
    • give you diagrammatically something of a preparatory nature
    • hardest part of human nature. Its prototype has just nothing
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    • away from the purely diagrammatic away too, from what nature
    • physical nature, we should have to show him thus: Head part
    • this third part of man's nature, the extremities-man.) Thus
    • nature. This middle, thorax consciousness sometimes pushes up
    • as you separate the life of nature from that of the spirit,
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    • nature, that it is more — or it is less, however we can
    • space; but there is a certain member of man's nature, of the
    • the nature of what I have been trying to picture, namely
    • of an auric nature, something really perceptible. There is
    • that lived deeply in the Roman nature as concepts of rights,
    • true nature. (In Das Reich I have referred to this
    • nature, namely, the Movement for Ethical Culture. At that
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    • nature; and this factor is the one which is left out of
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    • contradictory and unsatisfactory nature in other
    • work in the subconscious, and how this subconscious nature
    • different nature from what can otherwise be found by normal
    • causes and real nature of the case are sought in vain. —
    • the basis of our bodily nature, our human nature, and this
    • means that we have to seek this basis in our human nature
    • substance, but are darkened and opaque. This is the nature of
    • real mysteries of his nature, we must apply the idea of
    • further physical life. The spirit-soul nature, which is the
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    • the nature and evolution of the human being himself. As we
    • for penetrating into the real nature of history. But if we then
    • south. For he derives the nature of the American and his
    • nature of the situation.
    • in the same way as nature. The same method of acquiring
    • of nature were applied to the historical evolution of humanity.
    • suited to studying nature, only he has applied it to history.
    • spirit works. The real nature of history, that humanity
    • not according to the comfortable notion that nature makes no
    • with this activity is another of quite a different nature that
    • on humanity due to the fact that the soul-spirit nature only
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    • studying the nature of man that the kind of science that
    • the real nature of life wherever his soul was engaged and he
    • of the nature of memory but comes about in another way. This is
    • experience something that goes against the laws of nature.
    • to be changed, just as the way we look at nature has changed
    • death, when death really divides the spirit-soul nature from
    • the physical-bodily nature. We really achieve what I would call
    • physical nature, from our ordinary soul life, and so on —
    • flower of all the beauty, the exalted nature and the glory of
    • exalted nature and beauty of the world evolves out of what we
    • the same nature as our physical organism, in the spiritual
    • world as spirit-man we are with beings of a spiritual nature.
    • the sphere of nature perceptible to our senses, and therefore
    • observing nature cannot lead to the spiritual world, but that
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    • nature of Anthroposophy, is intended to show you how little it
    • laws of nature as we are accustomed to regard them, we easily
    • nature. It has to accept that it has limits as far as the real
    • of nature so confidently, must at once lose its confidence when
    • of nature, and it must recognize on the other hand how some
    • both at the limits of our knowledge of nature and at the limits
    • of nature and of mystical self-immersion) than external nature,
    • and what is received by a man from this external nature into
    • something akin to the nature of thought, and which can be
    • first super-sensory member of man's nature, the body of
    • eternal in man's nature.
    • what is present in the physical, sensory nature, where the soul
    • body into the physical, sensory nature, which clothes it during
    • life. A great alteration in the nature of the will can then be
    • nature. Something now happens which again I can only describe
    • its own bodily nature but takes a selfless part in our whole
    • comes to know the environment in its soul and spirit nature.
    • death. — And just as our own bodily nature falls away
    • beyond the laws of nature — this world of soul and spirit
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    • and forms of nature can be explained in terms of the
    • investigating the nature of the smallest physical particle, the
    • in nature with our ordinary consciousness.
    • fathom the actual nature of the things that surround us
    • outlook upon nature and the world.
    • outlook upon nature and the world is due to the fact that my
    • its own nature. It can produce the experience of seriousness
    • nature of color, but he brings the soul into it, the
    • Normally, a scientist starts with nature as it is in the world
    • fact, have the effect of banishing everything in the nature of
    • nature of his being as also in the real source of his
    • nature, which casts it into the changing world of substance in
    • connection with nature and its beings and to the
    • nature of the outer world, and which can work its way up, and
    • does work its way up, through the astral nature and pours out
    • this spiritual nature in everything is much more helped by the
    • nature, and how the materialist today has only a one-sided idea
    • invades nature. In was 1869 that The Philosophy of the
    • unconscious, the part of us that is of a spirit-soul nature and
    • is connected with the spirit-soul nature of the world, and that
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    • for the very reason that all that is of the nature of Art
    • regarded as anything in the nature of dancing; it is a new
    • Our Eurhythmy, besides being of the nature of Art, is a kind
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    • what are usually understood as the connections of nature are
    • part in the present concept of nature.
    • speaks of the connections of nature, it is, as a rule, merely
    • the mineral connections in nature to which one refers. To
    • nature.
    • was of such a nature that it was one and the same, uniform,
    • an idea of the special nature of the Russian culture, if we
    • nature. Not even so much likeness still remains between the
    • products of nature with the instruments transmitted from the
    • in which economic use is made of what is derived from nature
    • such as Bergson, anything of this nature remains for the
    • nature.
    • thoroughly despises the European and American nature, because
    • within thee of an attractive or insinuating nature, but
    • expression of human nature. He wrote his Aesthetic letters,
    • same laws which nature herself follows, laws which Goethe
    • life of Nature. Now that is an Aesthetic view of the world,
    • connections, noting how in nature things stand side by side,
    • must say that humanity shares in the occurrences of nature,
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    • starry world, then reveals itself in its nature, in its
    • nature at the wrong time, inopportunely. These are the
    • nature of the Cosmos. That which shines down to us, which
    • nature of the Cosmos. It is that which is as it now is
    • He wants to make man of such a nature in this incarnation
    • things in Nature in the 12th centuries, but they do not read
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    • As we find Nature by perceiving her directly, so we find the
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    • nature of things there can be no possible kind of compromise
    • working, of the nature and essence of the Spirit which exists
    • dreaded more than pronouncement about the Threefold nature of
    • Egyptian-Chaldean epoch much more of the animal nature in him
    • Now what, for instance, has ceased in reference to the nature
    • nature. It was right in educating a man to apply oneself
    • merely to his bodily nature and by developing this in the
    • discover Nature, so through inner perception, we find the
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    • aphoristical suggestions, as to the nature of this world or
    • of much more qualitative a nature than the merely
    • experiences change their nature and content, as if on a world
    • outline the nature of the consciousness which must be
    • longer a unity such as we used to see when we look at nature.
    • and Shiva of nature, without finding the whole of nature
    • this period, perfectly definite forces out of human nature
    • acquired a knowledge of the nature of man. We should
    • nature of humanity and that is able to stimulate a living
    • changes. We cannot, however, say that the inner soul nature
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    • Intellect in Man and Nature Bereft of the Gods
    • impossible, but we will assume hypothetically a Nature
    • divested of the human being. In this Nature that is
    • what we must bring home to ourselves. In this Nature that is
    • Past. When we look at Nature we are looking at
    • man who felt most deeply of all that the Nature surrounding
    • connection with external Nature, you may ask: Where then, are
    • external Nature as it is to-day, and then a future lying
    • will be nothing left of all that now lives in external Nature
    • The Nature by which man is now surrounded will pass away, and
    • Nature — “will pass away but my words will not pass
    • Nature, for intellectual concepts are dead and by their means
    • he can unfold an admirable understanding of dead Nature. But
    • shall never understand the essential nature of the heart we
    • whatever to penetrate into the inner being and inner nature
    • Spiritual Beings whose nature in some way resembles the
    • nature of man. From these Beings the Divine pours its
    • highest kingdom of Nature are the point from which the Divine
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    • Goethe coined the words: “The man to whom nature begins
    • magically conjured within nature herself can be discovered
    • mysteries really are in the nature that surrounds us.
    • mysteries in nature around us, when spoken of, may perhaps
    • is in nature something which is not just the growing,
    • sprouting life that delights the healthy souls in nature,
    • man, something missing in the actual man hidden by nature.
    • secret is underlying the wide realms of nature everywhere.
    • Strictly speaking no colour, no line, appear in nature
    • in nature. When once what lies in this theory is brought
    • all-embracing perception nature has been unveiled, Goethe's
    • nature. From this example we can see how nature in all her
    • feeling that any form, anything at all in nature lacks the
    • well how in nature one life is constantly being overcome, and
    • have the ordinary human form, The reason why nature — not
    • magical quality running through the whole of nature
    • stand somewhere beyond nature, to choose something special
    • nature is seeking to do in one of her works — what can
    • become a whole but has not become so in nature herself.
    • possible for us to free nature from enchantment, to capture
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    • to understand the real nature of the connection between
    • matter what name may be given to the process. The nature of
    • to eliminate everything of a material nature or of the nature
    • painting, and so on. But in order to understand the nature of
    • nature of the seer's thinking and new life of feeling, by
    • different nature. Before he can establish connection with
    • those truly creative laws which govern all that Nature
    • Nature and of Spirit. The seer experiences flesh-colour in a
    • is as a being of will, and the nature of his relation to the
    • innermost nature. Seership realises speech to be the
    • degeneration of its fundamental nature. Those who have a
    • akin to poetry, to art. Artistic natures have a disagreeable
    • perception of the material process of Nature.
    • Nature (the sense world) can never produce knowledge of what
    • impregnates, saturates itself, within its own bodily natures
    • nature; the external sense-impression is eliminated. But
    • its real nature is not yet in existence, but then such
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    • nature of anthroposophical wisdom. They can still keep reiterating that
    • inasmuch as the structure and nature of his head differs essentially
    • from the structure and nature of the rest of his organism. The head
    • the subject of the nature of cognition, of knowledge, of truth, of wisdom.
    • mysterious connection that exists between the nature of a concept or
    • to make investigations into the nature of a grain of wheat. He would
    • nourishment.’ He would, in other words, be investigating the nature
    • to find out something about the real nature of wheat by investigating
    • why the nature of the grain is as it is, by studying the process of
    • is an entirely secondary consideration so far as the real nature of
    • and find that here we have in Nature something that is of value as a
    • the inner nature of the Good and the function of certain inner parts
    • Nature herself will help
    • of outer Nature. The knowledge we thus acquire passes over into a different
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    • nature. From the facts adduced, we tried to prove that a
    • Mysteries, man's moral nature was shown in a. special way to
    • bravery. In this respect human nature may diverge on one side
    • what we know about the nature of man leads us to a particular
    • regulated by nature, and were so far active that the right
    • a quality of human nature without being guided by wisdom and
    • nature this virtue must accord with and be guided by
    • his nature is something to which no reasonable person can
    • nature. Our attitude towards our fellow-men is our attitude
    • we must have a seeing eye for his nature. How do we obtain
    • understand him; by understanding his nature we attain to
    • qualities in human nature only shows thereby that he does not
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    • something of the nature of these beings of the higher
    • of the higher hierarchies was of a similar nature to the
    • knew the essential nature of what had entered his physical
    • soul nature.
    • Today we have no perception of the soul nature. Today, in
    • and experienced his soul nature. And it was impossible for him
    • way it was possessed by ancient humanity, unless nature lends
    • can be called a real perception of the immortal nature of the
    • perceive the psycho-spiritual nature as such, quite separate
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    • able to point to such facts: to facts of a spiritual nature
    • everything of a physical nature that still existed can be seen
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    • which alone a possible view into the eternal nature of the
    • of nature by measuring, by experiments in balance, through
    • more evidence of any nature can be captured in just the right way.
    • could therefore definitely think that any force of nature
    • are of the same nature as the power of growth, the same kind
    • dream images as realities; we recognize the awakened nature of
    • is the law of nature, the human mind will grasp. For that,
    • part of his true nature, as the physical body, as something
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    • leaves people dissatisfied. The reason is that human nature
    • attention was given to questions of this nature at the latest
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    • enemy of blood and for that reason demands the signature
    • once insight is gained into the spiritual nature of
    • question, similar in nature, which is again coming to the
    • truly the stream of life. Our inner bodily nature is in
    • nature's workshop, and in his popular works he quite rightly
    • sensed by thoughtful natures. In his autobiography, Jean Paul
    • innermost divine nature. With the “I” begins what
    • common with the whole inorganic nature, that is, that which
    • composed, are to be found outside in inorganic nature. If the
    • laws of inorganic nature. (A crystal can be formed only
    • within the whole surrounding nature.) No single entity could
    • nature, indeed of the whole cosmos. Georges Leopold
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    • caricature reveals the nature of the caricaturist. We learn
    • about the nature of his subject.
    • deeper aspects of human nature, it is to be hoped that an
    • understanding of our essential nature will also make clear
    • physical or bodily nature, but also of soul and spirit. What
    • inorganic nature, but we also know that it is called into
    • nature, which no other earthly being possesses. Spiritual
    • person's bodily nature; life constitutes the foundation of
    • cannot today go into detail about the nature of life, we can
    • must approach it gradually as we did the nature of life.
    • nature works against disintegration is a being possessing
    • nature. Only when this occurs is a higher consciousness and
    • earthly nature succumbs, the victory of eternal life over the
    • deeper aspects of human nature. Baser impulses that in a
    • highest, noblest and purest in human nature is born from
    • qualities of human nature are attained through suffering and
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    • connection between human beings' essential nature and evil?
    • understand evil one must enter deeply into the nature of
    • that planet. The human bodily nature, forsaken by the spirit,
    • will constitute a lower kingdom. Human nature is already
    • nature as “lower,” for it is in reality the most
    • characteristic of physical nature is wisdom; the evolution of
    • mistakes of nature incapable of evolution. Just as love
    • nature; a mortal's lower nature they cannot and must not
    • nature, the undeveloped element of love, they build a bridge
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    • everyone. Knowledge of human nature and problems of education
    • deal with this subject we must look once more at the nature
    • nature. The physical, bodily aspect that we can see and touch
    • man's nature.”
    • nature. Just as the physical body while still at the
    • free in all directions. Up to then an entity of like nature
    • the nature of human beings and confirmed by the results of
    • nature the sense of sight calls up the opposite colors. The
    • bodily nature benefits from correct gymnastic exercises, but
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    • by saying: All living creatures, in all realms of nature,
    • individual's nature can only be understood on the basis of
    • of its work — it works within the bodily nature, while
    • physical nature. As the physical principle is concentrated in
    • manages to purify and transform in his inner nature sustains
    • consuming it. The nature of the flame is to free itself and
    • the surrounding world of nature. Let us look at what takes
    • relationship with nature. If you look at the matter more
    • for cholera. There exists in nature something that relates to
    • spread throughout the whole of nature. This indicates how
    • nature acts upon a human being and why he must construct his
    • being from the materials of nature. Basically, everything
    • originated in external nature. When we understand the secret
    • must necessarily incorporate what is outside in nature. All
    • natures made weak by materialism and naturalism; when they
    • said: “Everything in nature is life; she only invented
    • as death, nature also invented illness in order to produce
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    • education on the basis of human nature and a person's
    • that of the child. Processes of nature must be described in
    • the whole cosmos. A feeling for nature will awaken in the
    • stimulated. Nature study and arithmetic train the power of
    • direct connection with life. The spirit of nature, in other
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • illness is deeply rooted in human nature where it must be
    • itself in human nature? To answer this question we must turn
    • artistic nature. Under this influence the astral body divides
    • understand the nature of what is physical, we must recognize
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    • made to serve egoism despite the fact that its very nature is
    • contemplate, so merge with the laws of nature that they
    • of this kind. He immersed himself in all aspects of nature
    • nature.
    • where the effect was painful in nature: A man was present
    • throughout nature. Strictly speaking, it is only a human
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    • aspects of an individual's nature into consideration, let us
    • satisfaction is lacking. This indicates the nature of the
    • to spiritual sight, are not part of a person's own nature,
    • right and healthy for the child's bodily nature. Regarding
    • his life of thoughts and feelings of a spiritual nature comes
    • otherwise flow into the bodily nature are becoming free and
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    • Nature retains her veil, despite our clamors,
    • the secrets nature holds, but not as impenetrably deep as
    • The human spirit is certainly capable of penetrating nature's
    • highest secrets of nature and the spiritual world, to that
    • nature. What comes into consideration here is too often
    • overlooked, that is, the immense differences in human nature.
    • rather than the path available where one stands. The nature
    • human nature was different from what it was to become a few
    • that a person's nature must be taken into account when
    • him to investigate nature's secrets. Nothing of the knowledge
    • essential nature
    • in regard to the whole of nature. As the human face, or the
    • nature is an expression of soul and spirit. Every stone,
    • in nature, when nature reveals its mysteries, and different
    • a moment at the true nature of the Holy Grail. This ideal is
    • being's development takes him through the kingdoms of nature.
    • fully possess once their lower nature is purified. A new
    • lower nature has been purified and chastely offers itself to
    • the spiritualized sun of the future. Then human nature, which
    • — mankind's highest ideal. He saw the whole of nature
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    • in his nature of which the observer with spiritual insight is
    • formed into the various creature's of the kingdoms of nature:
    • physical nature. He regards as real only what one person may
    • expressed movements in nature and movements of the stars. In
    • nature. Man in his own movements copied those in nature.
    • nature of art.
    • express what poetry by itself cannot express. Human nature
    • encompassed the depth of nature and spun its wisdom from
    • essence, its true nature, is depicted as a female figure
    • the words in his hymn to nature saying: “Nature
    • nature. On the one hand Wagner recognized that human beings
    • consciousness through overcoming their lower nature, shall
    • in nature. These thoughts were passing through Wagner's soul
    • desire nature. As an ideal this is depicted as a pure holy
    • perfecting its nature humanity itself strives towards
    • symbolize the victory of nature's resurrection.
    • nature. This can be seen especially in the case of the Easter
    • nature. When the spirit was regarded as a reality it was
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    • innermost nature, expressed what the spiritual leader had
    • nature. You will remember that in the Gospels Jesus often
    • the human being's deepest nature. This He does because He is
    • the name Jahve is expressed the nature of the inrushing
    • human being of the eternal aspect of his nature. Whether we
    • ago, the nature, the “Being of the I”
    • recognized the most inward nature of the “Eternal
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    • nature and all history, but everything done in the world, all human
    • become one with nature. Various other things sought a peaceful
    • of nature's force clearly to consciousness. Dr. Steiner's drawing for
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    • of the soul upon his entire nature in all its life-manifestations. We
    • his sense-nerve nature. For feeling, he is served by the rhythm living in
    • physical occurrence within the sense-nerve nature; and metabolism is the
    • a Yogi, he would have to become a refined egoist, for Nature has already
    • Nature in utter reality through his senses. What was the Maja of the senses
    • Western man discovers life in his reality of Nature, so that he shall see
    • inner nature of man the life of the spiritual world. The man of the East
    • cognition was once not directed toward Nature. He looked through Nature at
    • the spirit. When the adaptation to Nature began, man did not at once see
    • Nature; he saw the spirit by the way of Nature; he saw ghosts. The last
    • superstitious belief in ghosts. To the Western man, a knowledge of Nature
    • own inner nature in order to seek for the spirit. There the spirit was still
    • spirit through his own inner nature, as the ancient man of the East looked
    • upon the spirit through Nature. Through the world of the inner ghosts the
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    • during the night, when our higher nature is asleep, and this is
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    • up into his own organism what we call substances from nature, from the
    • as it is outside in nature, maybe just made ready in some way. Besides
    • the food. We can at most take up the inorganic nature so that it presents
    • in its inner nature right into the effective forces of the astral body,
    • has to know the higher members of human nature. It is impossible to
    • entire nature of man. The anatomy and physiology of man really changes
    • nature. Even God did not despise the creation of lower matter —
    • Heinrich”, where we see that healings of a moral nature are still
    • does not fructify the high spiritual nature of the spleen. But this
    • something which can really approach therapeutically the nature of man.
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    • there in nature, it will stay basically the same inside the human organism.
    • himself was luminous in the earlier light age, in the future nature
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    • conflicts in human nature, such as the one we have been
    • called an elemental body. Outside in nature, in external
    • say, deeper natures may feel that events not taking place on
    • purified part of his will nature, or made his feelings more
    • to develop one thought out of another. It lies in the nature of
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    • would like today to go on to show the serious nature of the
    • duality. Look at nature. Mere nature always bears the
    • This is how people observe nature. Observing natural phenomena
    • look out upon nature. On the one hand, we see rigid necessity;
    • necessity exists not only outside us in nature but also within
    • begins to examine nature, and finds necessity there. And in
    • necessities the natural scientist finds in nature are the
    • result of past events. What is nature as a whole, the whole
    • realm of nature with its necessity?
    • nature. Stones did not yet fall to the ground. Dense physical
    • of present nature that you understand with its necessity was
    • living, you see nature in the process of becoming within you.
    • place in nature now, it would not occur to us to see it as a
    • necessity. What we see of nature is only what has been left
    • behind. What is happening now in nature is spiritual, and we do
    • necessity, and not dense matter like outer nature because we
    • nature that remains in us as memory and is operative in what
    • external nature in the coming Jupiter and Venus conditions.
    • as nature was once the thoughts of the gods.
    • it has become nature. What the gods thought during
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    • natures produced its own results. I cannot say more than
    • In nature, too, we can only follow it up to a certain point,
    • outer nature may go very wrong.
    • our actual soul nature,
    • physical nature comes through the line of heredity,
    • will furthermore take our soul nature into the future in so far
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    • the matter so much that it ought to have become second nature
    • Nowadays when a person looks at nature, he believes it to be
    • green and the vault of heaven to be blue. He sees nature in
    • believe in the colors of nature. At present the physicists only
    • believe there are colors outside in nature? You do not
    • know that you are only dreaming inside yourself that nature has
    • these colors.” Outer nature will become more and
    • effect on a person. If all that mankind receives by nature
    • believe it. We believe that the nature we live in on the
    • something more, something of an etheric-spiritual nature,
    • their environment. When they look at outer, physical nature,
    • astral body back to you. Anyone observing nature or making an
    • what it presents to him. He only dreams of nature. The moment
    • he were to approach nature as spiritual science does, he would
    • fifth post-Atlantean epoch people only dream of nature. Human
    • nature.”
    • relation to external nature he is dreaming most of all.
    • This is perfectly natural. If external nature is only
    • are beautiful flowers and nature necessarily makes them so.
    • good to others, and they also are like that by nature.”
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    • its relationship to nature. The gestures of nature no longer
    • relation to the whole of nature must be gained so that man
    • can feel once more his identity with all nature.
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    • of people on earth, really out of knowledge of human nature,
    • nature. We must learn to penetrate through the abstract
    • perception of nature to a concrete perception of nature. Our
    • yesterday, by a healthy paganism. Nature must again become
    • nature. Certainly men still have a feeling for nature, they
    • like being with nature, they are able to appreciate nature
    • heights of experiencing the inward life of nature, so that
    • nature speaks to them as one man speaks to another. This is
    • the details that connect them with nature. Today we can say
    • we can think in the abstract out of the nature of things: but
    • whole of nature as today the animals instinctively possess.
    • there is veneration and penetration of nature that there will
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    • notion of, that is, a particular faculty of seeing into the nature of
    • a concept, the nature of an idea, and so on. To put it briefly, these
    • of course, according to the nature of the being. The spine is above
    • and the animal nature. At all events man roes through the experience
    • this unconscious appearance of animal nature hold man back from going
    • of nature, when its organisation is looked at in relation to the ordering
    • of nature, what exactly is the animal? You see when the old Moon evolution
    • animal in the form of its organisation? Nature becomes sick and the
    • sickness of nature is the animal, especially the higher animal. In the
    • animal organisation there holds sway the sickness of nature, the sickness
    • nature, not so much the lower animals but those that are higher. But this
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    • things of a disconcerting nature will proceed from what is contained
    • is indeed the view that in everything spread out in Nature, spread out
    • way, nature herself is to be looked upon as direct revelation of the
    • has no wish to separate outer nature from the divine spiritual but would
    • nature. Whoever can think in accordance with reality will be unable
    • individual beings of the hierarchies with nature, is concerned.
    • nature ceases. This he admits.
    • drop in the ocean of the divine, therefore having itself a divine nature,
    • nature an the water of the ocean as a whole—should this be understood
    • gaze upon nature as she is presented to him by modern science. But the
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    • of such a nature that they can throw light, it may be said, from another
    • to look for a new relation to external nature since the old means to
    • only by manifestations of the being of nature, and the being of his
    • of Nature. But now, when one presses on to knowledge, when one trains
    • plant nature where their inner organisation is concerned, and having
    • position of man where his relation to nature around him is concerned.
    • In the same way as the plant-animal is unable to enter external nature,
    • nature which can be put thoughts. Goethe never looked for laws of nature,
    • the whole of mankind, man has on the one side the robust, crude nature
    • may say. Those prophetic natures like the Hebrew prophets to whom such
    • prophetic natures but in the time of the Greeks men still had their
    • up to the nineteenth century, the other nature, man's breast nature
    • during the Greco-Latin period. The breast nature was inured to this,
    • thoughts dictated by nature, for what they like best is merely to make
    • about their nature, about what they are and their character. By bringing
    • saying, the venerable nature is certainly not to be disparaged, which,
    • has to judge the world in a certain way, the world of nature as well
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    • much also could be said of a similar nature to what can still be said
    • to as the thinking about nature and natural phenomena. It is on this
    • is revealed every time there is real deep observation of nature, namely.
    • that the spiritual holds sway behind all-phenomena of nature, all facts
    • of nature. This lack of interest in the spirit is particularly noticeable
    • nature are concerned we actually go to sleep in the presence of another
    • to nature at night, something is sent to sleep in us by the presence
    • superphysical nature. (cf. Z-234)
    • child which obviously springs from the very sources of nature—try
    • himself is of a divine spiritual nature, and shall learn not to recognise
    • divine spiritual nature, in the recognition that what goes around on
    • fellow our inmost human nature there is never any possibility for our
    • speaks of human nature being fundamentally evil. And how widespread
    • nature in its actual depths is evil: In the civilised world of Europe
    • and its American sister country it is said that if human nature is not
    • is by nature good. Here is a mighty difference which would play a much
    • the conviction that man is by nature good, or the European holds that
    • human nature is fundamentally weighed down by evil—from the standpoint
    • in the depths of the inner nature.
    • something, for example, in the nature of uncertainty may enter the soul.
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    • be found in nature. Pagan religion is at the same time essentially the
    • perception of nature. In the heathen the contemplation of nature is
    • man arises out of the becoming and the weaving of the phenomena of nature,
    • evolving, with what is there in nature and what is coming into existence
    • through nature. Then, to crown what he is able to gain by his perception
    • of nature, the heathen seeks to grasp as it were with his soul what
    • is living in this nature as divine and spiritual. We see this in those
    • ancient times by the way which man out of his own bodily nature becomes
    • the contemplation, of nature to the crowning point of her edifice—the
    • perception of the divine spiritual within nature.
    • human race. For however hard it is sought to recognise from nature the
    • Nature. The God Jahve, Jehovah, waves and weaves through the life of
    • the events of nature into which man also is interwoven on earth, then
    • there is no doubt it becomes impossible to bring the events of nature
    • this impossibility of reconciling what happens in nature with the impulse
    • in the course of nature, the just can suffer, can be brought to misery,
    • and how in contradiction with what nature brings, the just man has to
    • nature, from the cosmos, shows us what difficulty exists between the
    • by being so polarically opposed to the outlook on nature prominent in
    • to the Jahve impulse, a being having a part in human nature as this
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha, we find on close scrutiny that the bodily nature
    • of man was more spiritual than it is today. And it was this bodily nature
    • of the spiritual had sunk to its lowest degree in man's bodily nature.
    • clearly if we look at the nature of the old Mysteries. What purpose
    • this instinctive nature would never have been able to find their way
    • experiences of soul, the man's nature really became so transformed that
    • a man's nature could no longer be straightway transformed in this manner
    • to the understanding which can be employed quite well where nature is
    • nature. And it is only honourable to admit that the farther men progress
    • directed to external nature. We can put it like this—anyone only
    • to Nature, must in honesty gradually come to own that he does not understand
    • but absorbed into the Latin nature, still there in the language and
    • and the various natures of those sections of the people looked upon
    • understood there, will have to be grasped. Something of the nature of
    • of the German nature just because he is so entirely without national
    • pagan altar to Nature, then the man Goethe was most strongly influenced
    • to which nature herself proceeds. He goes on his own path, his own individual,
    • to Nature just recited to you by Frau Dr. Steiner—compare
    • Nature! we are surrounded and enveloped by her, unable to step
    • is Nature . . . Everything is her life; and death is merely her ingenious
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    • nature. We are surrounded by minerals, plants, animals and
    • have acquired their current nature through good and bad still
    • the astral nature of the plant.
    • existing or contradictory feelings of a pure spiritual nature.
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    • laws of nature and of humanity. No, in fact Goethe didn't
    • What did this knowledge of nature become? It was much spoken
    • of nature, between self knowledge and world knowledge. When one
    • looks at Goethe's method of nature observation, one discovers
    • point, we will never understand Goethe's nature observation.
    • reach, though his nature observation, what really lies behind
    • confronted him, deepen a satisfactory nature observational
    • understood in the same manner as we understand Goethe's nature
    • nature, biological and other metamorphosis-knowledge, brought
    • nature's mysteries. As he observed the Greek civilization,
    • His struggles with nature's manifestations and nature's powers
    • expressed in his nature observation, led Faust into the wide
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    • the complexity of human nature when we remember what we all
    • the Self, with all these members linked to human nature, we
    • human nature — according to the present relationships
    • least see the beginnings of transformation in our own nature.
    • What kind of rule in human nature will now express its
    • and the nature of the entire sea, you are equal in being to the
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    • representation of that which is of a spiritual nature, was lacking in
    • the real nature of man than does modern science, which does not even
    • no suspicion. It may be said that in nature there are organic forms.
    • forms in nature, structural forms which in a sense are a symbolical
    • expression of the organic forms of nature. But nothing of that kind
    • has been done. There is no direct prototype in nature of structural
    • forms here. And if a man seeks for such in nature, it only shows that
    • to find organic structural forms quite independently of nature. But
    • if they result from a real living structural thought, bear the nature
    • of the organic. What then is the nature of the organic? Well, take as
    • from nature. And if these forms remind anyone of this, that or the other,
    • been made, just as it is in nature itself, to cause one motive to proceed
    • persons of artistic natures who happened to come among us were often
    • form constructed from out of that which is organically creative in nature
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    • is in accordance with the nature of evolution. Evolution proceeds from
    • that VT identify ourselves with the real principle of evolution in nature
    • of evolution in the world and in nature, then you get an inner vision
    • in an artistic manner out of its own nature that when the most complicated
    • form); that is if you are really immersed in that which in nature is
    • Then you would get a development which is really modelled from nature
    • really is in nature. You see how we are led in this way to something
    • what is seen outwardly, that is actually to in nature. Man has no appendix
    • of forms demands, we grow into the creative principle of nature herself.
    • nature, and here, dear friend; you can see how necessary it is in order
    • to know nature not only in intellectual ideas but to grasp her forms
    • in the way that science till now has done to get at nature with ideas
    • and conceptions of an intellectual kind one will never grasp nature
    • in her fullness of evolution. One will, only grasp nature in her fullness
    • are otherwise intellectual ideas and so-called natural laws, for nature
    • Building the principle that lives and works creatively in nature can
    • marvellous thing about this is that through the harmony between nature
    • in nature certain realities are born in progressive metamorphosis which
    • in the same way as nature herself creates. Next picture. Here you see
    • and a small one. It would he against the laws of nature. In order to
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    • nature of colour. For a greater part of that which is living, which
    • from nature. But to break adrift from nature means to identify oneself
    • in its whole nature, portrays the shining-in of the spiritual world
    • drying-up a principle of he appeared for instance in his full nature.
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    • spiritual world through its dealings with nature but no
    • Nature and all her holy rounds to scan;
    • order to penetrate into the secrets of nature. And through
    • into nature in order to reach her spirit, Wagner thinks only
    • the hidden forces of nature in order to experience them, and
    • himself into the living and weaving of the spirit in nature,
    • magical and mystical wisdom about nature. There are two
    • complete renewal of his nature, the removal of evil,
    • nature
    • from nature men strove to stimulate the body, that is, to
    • endeavour, but through the medium of nature herself, applied
    • of that kind; they belong to it, along to its nature and
    • controlled nature has to be regained only through spiritual
    • but the capacity to control nature, and from that to give man
    • for this reason, men had to keep the handling of nature
    • nature, did not consist merely of concepts, ideas and
    • over nature, exclusively to the service of the social order.
    • their nature-influences, have been made into a kind of
    • through inner moral forces alone. Thus, nature becomes veiled
    • a way back into the secrets of nature. At the same time it
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    • nature.
    • of an airy nature in the world, though not what is solid. Of
    • nature too, for nature is saturated with fluid. All that is
    • surprised that here, through nature herself, through nothing
    • out, and what I might call a kind of Nature-initiation, that
    • Concerning the Objectionable Nature of the Superstitious
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    • those more philosophically constituted natures sought to
    • perception of the living in spiritual and all nature and in
    • unimaginative, unobservant nature, from which, often, he
    • of nature, and now take into himself the physical body unites
    • traversing the rounds of nature Helen becomes, externally on
    • one hand they have a purely mechanical knowledge of nature
    • have an insight into the concrete nature of animals. For, man
    • despises concepts of this nature; it will have nothing to do
    • with them. Where knowledge of nature is concerned this leads
    • natures, but they are the idealists of a materialistic age,
    • as regards knowledge of nature the capacity to understand her
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    • “Faust”; this scene, however, is of such a nature
    • that nature, about the exercises for gaining admittance into
    • to remark upon this to show you how today the real nature of
    • nature of the astrologer's art is brought home to us. That is
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    • Scientifically he will have to solve the nature and essence
    • derived as it is from the very nature of human evolution
    • would only be able to enter fully into the very nature of
    • characteristic of the Ahrimanic nature of commerce in the
    • seized by apoplexy, he is paralysed. His soul-nature has
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • so-called “course of Nature,” as Birth and
    • quite different mastery over the forces of Nature, the
    • more make clear to ourselves, what was the nature of the
    • able to understand what is the nature of their efforts in our
    • beings: “Avoid these rebel natures! Avoid the Ahrimanic,
    • the bonds of blood, but one who by the very laws of Nature
    • very laws of Nature, forces of Nature. Then they will learn
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    • actually belong to man's nature, but which is, so to say, for
    • different light upon the nature of man than a man can gain
    • surrounding us in the kingdoms of nature can combine to form
    • been watching, with ever increasing admiration, the nature
    • offered by the rest of nature, in order at length in your
    • mind to put together man out of the sum-total of nature's
    • of man as made up of the various ingredients of nature
    • knowledge of the kingdoms of nature. And that is actually the
    • nature, to cosmic existence, be quickened so that it may, in
    • nearer nature — such as the Greek age. It, was Goethe's
    • any real knowledge could be acquired of the nature of man in
    • spiritual nature, something of the essence of the elemental
    • part played by fire in nature's economy. This is what the
    • firm? What was it that took hold of man? The Sphinx-nature!
    • nature of the Sphinx.
    • nature he will be better able to characterise all that man
    • physical nature on earth, the pygmies and the dactyls are
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    • as man by nature reaches. Those who believe that what is
    • possible to put more into his human nature that can't be
    • a complete human being, how to widen human nature. But Goethe
    • Mysteries, where something of man's nature could be known, if
    • which, in their nature, the ants, the comets, and also the
    • like the comets, for example, really belonged by nature to a
    • give him the opportunity to enrich human nature through his
    • subconscious forces in man. They work in man's nature and
    • relation to Nature out of his subconscious, that never comes
    • the lower nature of man, and is to be awakened in
    • implanted into human nature by those members of the higher
    • nature was not yet awakened to full consciousness, as it is
    • develop the impulse for goodness out of his own nature. For
    • arose as human nature on ancient Saturn, Sun and Moon, and
    • can develop out of his own nature. This is if he has
    • man may develop goodness out of his own nature with all
    • those in nature that cannot fit into the physical
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    • individual way, in which Goethe looked upon nature. You know
    • explanation of nature? bince the eighties of the last century
    • primal phenomenon in inanimate nature when we consider how he
    • nature — never to seek for theories or hypotheses.
    • conception of nature.
    • that he was trying to do where inanimate nature is concerned.
    • is nature herself while creating; that is, she does not hold
    • in their forms that change as they do in nature. But then,
    • their essential nature. One can indeed put this in a paradox.
    • that, for the phenomena of external nature, he did not
    • theories and hypotheses what nature herself offers, we may
    • think about nature in the way that is possible during human
    • that do not arise from pure nature and from the simple
    • observation of nature; all these theories and hypotheses make
    • sound nature turned against the destruction of the forms
    • sound nature and of how he, as microcosm, was in harmony with
    • we look at nature in its purely natural aspect, as did
    • regarding the primal phenomena thus, is of such a nature that
    • theories the purity of its outlook on nature by influencing
    • abstract that with them external nature cannot be man
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    • own nature by merely acquiring knowledge received through the
    • nature that a human being could be intellectually put
    • concerning the nature of man. He was by no means one of those
    • nature of the sojourn of soul and spirit outside the body.
    • developed atavistic clairvoyance, man contemplated nature
    • and so on. That is how the nature of man should first be
    • confusion by most fearful volcanic storms. The nature-demons
    • true nature when we regard him as a being enclosed within his
    • whole of nature's becoming; the connection of man's becoming
    • with the becoming of nature was involved when, later, the
    • abstract nature is, regarded inwardly, much worse than any
    • It was Thales, the old philosopher of nature, whom
    • existence. And if we then say: The whole of nature is
    • outside in nature where the minerals and plants make manifest
    • active of the forces of nature — then we are speaking of
    • nature.
    • nature — how one form develops out of another. Now
    • accordance with the same forces as does nature, in her
    • the forces creating in nature; he creates his forms, and all
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    • natured minds. Now let us bring again before our souls just
    • external nature, the physical understanding was able to put
    • that the problem of human nature con only be solved by a
    • him, all that surrounds him of a soul and spirit nature.
    • are conceptions of nature transformed by fantasy. These
    • to what, in the spiritual connection of nature, is the other
    • worked so intensively out of Goethe's very nature
    • lives in the whole of external nature. All that contributes
    • pulsing through every process of nature. But we have to be
    • which we participate in external nature, in the experiences
    • initiation — how in nature conception and birth are
    • Outside in nature the Greek perceived in another form what is
    • shell-chariot is the generating force in external nature
    • nature. Even before he brought Homunculus into contact with
    • that is demonic, the elemental beings of a spiritual nature,
    • works of art, worked in accordance with the laws nature
    • beautifully expresses it in this book, nature becomes
    • artistic conception of nature — seen from the other
    • generative force of nature in so far as it shows itself
    • — the generative force of nature with which
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    • by nature subject in the life between birth and death. And it
    • a man cannot arrive at knowledge of his own nature. As human
    • arrive at our own human nature, cannot with our thinking
    • and fall, and no one finds what is hidden in nature who does
    • knowledge of nature and a merely abstract mysticism.
    • nature, remote from all reality,a path that leads to
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    • that his own true being must be of supersensible nature, that
    • bears this world of nature within himself in his outer physical
    • of it. Through this we can feel connected with physical nature.
    • We would not feel that we existed in this physical nature if we
    • between that which in outer nature is to it a brutal - as I
    • that which does not come from his physical nature, the moral
    • forces of physical nature.
    • again I must be inside, for nature as it usually surrounds me
    • them, when we have the second kind of dream, for nature does
    • able to lay hold of the actual nature of the soul in the
    • it surrounds itself with pictures of its own bodily nature and
    • of symbols of its own bodily nature. Therefore we have to
    • symbolically for us our own bodily nature.
    • nature give us symbols — strictly systematically to
    • the nature of the illusionary. One knows: You imagine nothing,
    • spiritual nature of the human being just as the usual memory
    • pictures reflect the outer nature, in this other memory tableau
    • something like the laws of nature but — you are already
    • nature.
    • the whole of nature which makes an impression on us, is
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    • members of human nature, so you must imagine the Being who
    • Physical powers of nature were employed to guide the masses.
    • formed from mineral nature, the ether body from the etheric in
    • nature, and the astral body from that realm where the animal
    • of human nature, having originated from the rest of nature,
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    • way of recognising the soul nature of plants and stones, for
    • but to have compassion for the whole of the rest of nature, and
    • the rest of nature becomes understandable in a wonderful way.
    • wisdom of nature, the plant soul experiences pleasure when we
    • nature when we go through life this way.
    • forces of nature and humanity were not as separate as they are
    • and human feelings influenced forces of nature. When we go even
    • what we call forces of nature, were linked to human thinking
    • to influence the forces of nature through the will. Gradually
    • human beings withdrew from the influence of nature forces. This
    • still see the spiritual world were able to influence nature's
    • nature, in comparison to humanity as a whole, and when we
    • forces of nature, still takes place today through Ahriman and
    • something which shows how nature and spirit are connected.
    • nature elements to come to peace and harmony.
    • of nature, and the earth itself become an expression of the
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    • Nature — indeed, by very reason of the wonderful
    • regard to Nature need not necessarily and under all
    • humanity. By this means everything of a spiritual nature became
    • Nature life is conditioned by a series of steps, proceeding
    • teaches the laws by which the living kingdoms in Nature are
    • study of Nature.
    • placed to natural science and to our knowledge of Nature.
    • Nature bear the stamp of utility to a degree only met with
    • delivered on the “Limits of Inquiry into Nature,”
    • nature will appear. The ordinary human being is not capable of
    • materialism as utterly foreign to their nature, are
    • everything that materialism puts forward of this nature rests
    • the forces of Nature.
    • seek outside in Nature, because we can also seek Him within
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    • the origin of his material, bodily nature to the mineral, plant and
    • no longer any insight into his true nature.
    • fifteenth century have led man to wrench himself from his true nature
    • honesty, on the eternal nature of the human soul. But get to the root
    • innermost being. Interest must be awakened in the whole nature
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    • penetrate to the other side. And whereas we experience Nature here
    • plants, minerals — the three kingdoms of Nature belonging to the
    • three kingdoms of Nature here in the world of sense. Even if at first
    • kingdoms of Nature can be intimate or superficial. And it is the same
    • The Inner Nature of Man and the Life between Death and a new Birth.
    • form, his stages of life, his nature of soul-and-spirit, man must
    • nature of soul-and-spirit die when he is born into the physical
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    • the nature and destiny of man. We heard that the human physical body
    • perceived by the senses and that this bodily nature of man can only be
    • able, as a free individual, to take hold of his human nature. We also
    • the inner nature of man, this life between death and a new birth must
    • nature, not merely of human egotism.
    • unfold, paramountly, their nature of will. As they send their
    • contemplative nature.
    • depths of human nature in order to acquire a real knowledge of life.
    • Nature met with little response in the East; those who wandered
    • Nature.
    • during sleep, in the form of an intimate knowledge of Nature of which
    • unconscious Nature-wisdom, this concrete knowledge of spirituality in
    • the plants, the stones and the other phenomena. of Nature.
    • regard to the secrets of Nature here on the Earth. For in the
    • is less capable of penetrating the secrets of Nature during sleep.
    • unreceptive to the knowledge of Nature which should be infused into
    • nature is injured at the same time. In a way this is fortunate, for if
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    • the thoughts which filled his soul. It was not in his nature to
    • from his own devout nature, from his meditation on the divine
    • ideas now passing through the world. He was so independent a nature
    • in the nature of things were bound to be the chief authors of
    • of those who point to the unpractical nature of idealism, of the
    • doubt; as to these others, may kindly nature have them in her
    • then Fichte's was a nature which stood by itself. He may be called
    • given to disorder. As we have seen, Fichte was a rugged nature, not
    • “These ideas are indeed now in harmony with nature;
    • to be the innermost promptings of his own nature. Accordingly, at a
    • was able to depict German nature and character from the loftiest
    • direction, lost in the mysteries of nature till the shepherd passed
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    • that the Christmas festival can do to deepen man's inner nature,
    • nature of the artistic element in these plays can only be reached by
    • elementary phenomena of nature, and at the same time, what they saw in
    • of Nature by merging with her through feeling. That was only possible
    • way into nature when the Christmas festival approached. They did this
    • out of their sensing and feeling of the elements of Nature. If I may
    • only through one single line, how the elements of Nature spoke
    • if you listen more carefully you will be able to observe this Nature
    • Now I ask you, please notice what this means: to call upon Nature in
    • That is empathy for Nature's own mood. — Thus we must recognize
    • us to a well-spring in human nature that lies deeper, to a wellspring
    • of human nature which, in a certain sense, is independent of external
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    • human natures, and not to think it too easy for a Western soul to
    • understand a nature like that of Krishna or Arjuna. Arjuna is a man,
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    • generation in mankind is bound up with the woman nature; while
    • nature. What a man inherits as common, generic qualities is
    • not then have an evil effect on the laws that rule woman's nature,”
    • We only have to recognize the super-sensible nature of our concepts
    • nature of all outer transformations. They must have experienced the
    • because it corresponds to the superficial nature of our age; and
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    • tells me that man belongs to other realms, that my human nature
    • birth and death. Man is impelled to ask the very nature, not of
    • Beings. In the physical world we often speak of the forces of nature.
    • them as we investigate the external facts of nature. Just as it would
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    • into the nature of definitions, once set out to give a definition of
    • sounds rather like a silly epigram it does represent the nature of
    • nature of sleep if we realize that in the present epoch the soul
    • his nature as deeply as we might imagine. We could expect people who
    • this is contrary to the child's nature, since he himself has observed
    • working unrecognizably in the depths of human nature. The junction of
    • was a good preparation for the mighty goal of human nature because in
    • does he make, this master-builder of the human ego-nature? He has to
    • presence of this divine builder of his nature. There we have one
    • aspect of Krishna's nature. In the succeeding lectures we shall learn
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    • kingdoms of nature. The point is, however, that man gains knowledge
    • kingdoms of nature outside him. The forces active within him which
    • methods of knowing nature — not in the least. It is just what
    • man has within himself over and above the kingdoms of nature that
    • the animal nature are ordinarily unobservable in him. When science
    • to be of such a nature that they cannot be revealed externally to the
    • other forces of nature. We are here approaching a difficult subject,
    • us, which we know in the forces of nature throughout the mineral,
    • ordinary science is to the reality in the forces of nature as the
    • out in the three kingdoms of nature. At present I cannot deal fully
    • the real nature of things. By introducing animal sleep into the
    • function in different realms of nature. Sleep is an altogether
    • attention to forces at work in man's nature that we find at first in
    • the other parts of human nature in which they are mingled. Invisibly
    • All this time his nature is permeated by these sleeping forces. This
    • lower nature, they are so wonderful because they really breathe the
    • perceive how wonderfully human nature is composed. The generative
    • Thus man's nature falls
    • are continually at pains to wear and worry our nature down to the
    • thing in the double nature of man is, that behind all that the senses
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    • in the widest circles has remained unknown as to its real nature,
    • man experiences nature when he enters intelligently into the three
    • to investigate and analyze nature from a physical-chemical
    • understanding the three kingdoms of nature call forth conditions of
    • darkness is — our human nature must be in the condition of
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    • external nature a rajas impression would be that of a moderately
    • For the ancient Indian, to know well about this threefold nature of
    • glory of nature around him — the early morning sky, the sun and
    • nature spirits, those behind the immediate beings of nature. Such men
    • spiritual nature is nearest to the material. So, in regard to
    • pour forth their subjective nature in the Aum.
    • with the altogether different nature of our everyday world.
    • more into the tragedy of estrangement from the divine in nature, from
    • concretely, and with real love, into the special nature of every
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    • nature of the Mysteries and their connection with the spiritual life
    • Everything that belongs to the Mysteries in their true nature is
    • everything that we call the nature of the Mysteries. It is not for
    • outward nature. Only think, the blue vault of heaven becomes
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    • domain the events are subject to the laws of nature; in the other they
    • the events of nature, even when we ascend to the animal kingdom, we
    • his relations with nature are somewhat altered. For instance, he will
    • feelings towards nature now forsaken by Sun and Stars to the feelings
    • the quite different nature of the spiritual world as compared with the
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    • different kingdoms of nature in the sense-world. He sees the whole
    • innermost nature, what you yourself really are, is veiled from your
    • when Thou tellest me this can I know what my innermost nature is as
    • perceived it as masculine, of solar nature; the Egyptian perceived it
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    • Calot bobot. Chastel Merveille. Dual nature in Goethe and in many men
    • after-effect of the Grail Mystery. The Amfortas nature in man must be
    • nature.
    • described as characteristic of the nature of all Mysteries these four
    • modern man, acquainted with the nature of the Mysteries, when he looks
    • nature of our times. The Holy Grail is surrounded by many, many
    • the Holy Grail. In the Holy Grail, if understood in its true nature,
    • his nature is withdrawn from the rule of the soul, something that is
    • acquainted with the nature of the Mysteries: a personality who was
    • revealed to him who has come to know the nature of the Mysteries. In
    • something that can be called, in a crude sense, a double nature. To a
    • expression to many deep secrets of human nature in the
    • him and often causing him pangs of conscience, his other nature,
    • the two natures of man were not so widely separate in their
    • there now exists in human nature something we have already spoken of
    • nature, which then lies open to the influence of evil forces.
    • That is what is mysterious and so hard to understand in a nature such
    • the duality of human nature lays hold, in the first place, of the
    • nature strong enough to penetrate into the mysteries of the spiritual
    • It is false to suggest that the nature of Initiation has not changed
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    • What has happened in the inner nature of man to justify this
    • Joph, meaning God, Nature, Man; or again, the inexpressible
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    • same nature. Let us then rise to the thought of the ideal of humanity
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    • analogies, is that Nature can reveal to us what is taking place within
    • mystery we must penetrate into the laboratory of Nature even more
    • Thus we see that the power of transmutation in Nature is represented
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    • In the lasting creations of Nature, nothing is without its use. The
    • visionary, allegoric nature. Currents of warmth evoked in him the
    • The bodily nature of man lies at the root of certain dreams but others
    • of the phenomena of Nature. If, however, we study certain
    • nature of man's body in olden times.
    • Nature are, in fact, already contained in her being. He imagines that
    • we infuse our thoughts into Nature.
    • in regard to the ideas we find expressed in Nature. They must have
    • living powers forever. The Art of today will be the Nature of tomorrow
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    • Could we be said to understand the nature of a magnet if we described
    • the result of science, a certain number of truths pertaining to Nature
    • nature of man and the seven fundamental principles of his being.
    • We are touching here upon a marvelous law of human nature, proving
    • Nature.
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    • before the divine soul comes forth from the desire-nature of man. The
    • the aid of plant-nourishment. Prolonged meditation changes the nature
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    • of logical and scientific understanding of Nature. The knowledge of
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    • all beings in Nature. The scene is really an allusion to the law that
    • intense sympathy with all living beings and the whole of Nature. Such
    • the heart of Nature herself.
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    • as the language of Nature:
    • “It is useless to attempt to express the nature of a thing
    • effects would, in fact, sufficiently define the nature of the thing
    • of both as belonging to Nature as a whole, for it is Nature as a whole
    • “The completeness of Nature displays itself to another sense in a
    • impassioned cry to the gentlest word of reason, still it is Nature
    • “And thus as we descend the scale of being, Nature speaks to the
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    • divided into a lower and higher nature.
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    • Nature is governed by one sovereign law which is that rhythm must
    • new Nature. For all have evolved and he can enter a new
    • moulding of Nature is measured by the extent to which his
    • Thus man is bound up with all the kingdoms of Nature.
    • of Nature. In contrast to the human being, the plant has its root
    • lower kingdoms of Nature. The consciousness of man will govern the
    • In future ages man will learn to mould all the kingdoms of Nature with
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    • peoples, still nearer to the animal nature — the Lemurian race. Science
    • endless philosophical discussions on the objective nature and reality
    • Objective consciousness is by nature analytic subjective consciousness
    • is by nature plastic and has magical power. (This is indicated by the
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    • constituted by the life-forces (the plant-nature of man), in the
    • animal-nature), and finally in the Ego.
    • planetary body was composed of a substance somewhat akin to the nature
    • turf. It brought forth beings by nature half-plant, half-mollusc, and
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    • Nature, very different from those we know. Our mineral kingdom did not
    • occurred in the innermost nature of the beings dwelling in the Old
    • bound by a lower nature to the Earth — the other more developed and free
    • The Gods of the nature of Jahve were able to descend into the human
    • home in the animal nature of man where the passions unfold, and at the
    • until the end of his evolution, when his nature will be truly
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    • manifestly belong, according to whether the lower nature has been
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    • truth of a different nature to that proceeding from other
    • condition. To understand the nature of sleep, let us remind
    • experience in the astral world. Descriptions of this nature
    • of the complete extinction, the death of the lower nature. He
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    • did not know how to use the forces of nature in everyday
    • materials with which nature provides him. He creates works of
    • skeleton, the symbol for the lifeless in nature. Through this
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    • the nature and being of man. When someone comes into our presence, we
    • the nature of the etheric body by direct vision must be able to maintain
    • of Assisi, or a Schiller. A refinement of the moral nature produces
    • Manas. Manas is the fifth member of man's nature. A man has just
    • sixth member of man's nature, the transformed etheric body.
    • nature; through them he can participate in three worlds.
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    • the forces of nature. In Winter these forces were asleep, but in Spring
    • power to the great laws of nature, it was the wisdom of nature which
    • soul there. Again, an elevated aesthetic enjoyment of nature is
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    • know a little about the nature of Devachan; now we have to ask how the
    • the physical form of the solid Earth. Even in the forces of nature we
    • or, as materialists would say, by the forces of nature; and man was
    • impregnation, and the passional nature of the child is determined by
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    • arises from the chrysalis to a new life. Everywhere in nature we can
    • the scale of nature towards man, the more individual does destiny become.
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    • longer any evil, but that there will also be a race evil by nature,
    • quite radically those who by nature are wholly evil. And then the
    • explanation lies in the fact that certain members of man's higher nature
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    • fertilising Beings in the astral atmosphere permeated the nature-forms
    • nature around them, and they were self-less. They were complete
    • vegetarians, absorbing only what nature freely offered, and living on
    • They could establish themselves only in one part of human nature, so
    • they exercised a powerful influence over nature. Their sense-organs
    • pressed the powers of nature into their service; their dwellings were
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    • He discerned something holy in nature as a keynote of the Divine; it
    • pervaded the whole of nature. When he touched a leaf, or saw a flash
    • with him, so the Atlantean, when he took hold of a form in nature, felt
    • externally, and so nature was increasingly divested of divinity. People
    • nature as the body of the Godhead. Gradually they came to see before
    • it was written: Behind nature there must be God. And he came to realise
    • external nature as he saw it was unreal, and that behind it the Godhead
    • The Indian could find no Divinity in nature; it was in great and powerful
    • but shaped anew. The Persian wished to transform nature by work; he
    • can be found in nature; he was aware only of nature's resistance to
    • but for them these laws of nature were not merely abstract, nor were
    • come by the path of knowledge to recognise the wisdom in external nature,
    • spirit into nature. The Greek went further than the Egyptian: instead of
    • taking the finished forms of nature, he took the still unformed substance
    • of nature and use them to alter the world. They discover the laws of
    • The Chaldeans, Babylonians and Egyptians recognised the wisdom in nature.
    • with the laws of nature on the physical plane. From now onwards mankind
    • world by means of the laws of nature they had discovered, they had to
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    • the nature of reality is disclosed to the pupil in dream, and he can
    • of nature is rhythmical — the course of the Sun, the passage of
    • It is true that the higher we go in the kingdoms of nature, the less
    • unrhythmical, chaotic life: nature has deserted him.
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    • plant-nature into himself and accomplish the whole plant-process within
    • only by a very little, towards bringing the plant-nature back into man,
    • man should recognise what he owes to all the rest of nature. So also,
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    • on this point under definite guidance, he will come to know the nature
    • part of the eye; through this one learns to know the inner nature of light
    • and of the sun. The nature of the astral can be learnt by concentrating
    • beginning the nature of the Earth's body was such as to hold subsequent
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    • recently raised the question of whether something of a medical nature
    • nothing of a medical nature. In the main it contains, first, the
    • outer nature. Second, the process that is active in the realm of a
    • have seen how doctoring, healing, by its very nature leads from the
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    • nature can be understood with the methods of knowledge that are
    • medicine and theology a real insight into human nature. One must be
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    • pathological tendencies of human nature and the stream of initiation;
    • Nature herself.
    • human nature when one learns to know it with all its complications.
    • the opposing forces. Therefore you can study human nature and you
    • nature they are causally conditioned in all respects.
    • nature of human beings from the viewpoint of materialism, you do not
    • them from the point of view of nature or from the point of view of
    • either in balance or not in balance between spirit and nature.
    • knowledge of human nature. The problem of freedom in connection with
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    • inner astrality and ego nature, which in turn makes the etheric body
    • further. But someone who really studies the nature of humanity will
    • that is working? In reality, whatever has to do with an ego nature.
    • beings who have something to do with an ego nature, above all, beings
    • purely in the realm of soul, its nature depending upon the
    • depths of human nature. During the first seven years these soul
    • behind, but they are now of an astral nature, and they are now
    • understand the real nature of the human being.
    • capacity which is determined neither by nature nor by the world. Here
    • her inner nature from developing complete freedom of soul and is too
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    • which a person rests in outer nature, that is, in the hidden forces
    • of nature. They can no longer manifest as a human being. They live
    • “rest in Nature.” It has to do with the various paranoid
    • way to see into the nature of the human being.
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    • the materialistic world conception has turned into nature worship
    • possibilities, with their knowledge of nature and spirit, to pursue
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    • physical-chemical processes of outer nature, that is, of nature
    • nature and a spiritual nature, and do not have just a physical
    • if one works separately from the spirit on one side and from nature
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    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • desire nature — they want to capture and draw down the sun
    • restore it to order again, we must search in outer nature for a
    • that an individual is by nature continually
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    • the nature of illness.
    • our search in inorganic nature around us for medicinal remedies for
    • spirit in nature, the spirit that is in the mineral and plant
    • spirit that is in the mineral and in the plant. In its nature
    • nature was experienced in the opposite condition by the
    • reverse process of nature. But now suppose the person is outside the
    • experiences of the spiritual aspect of external nature. Suppose the
    • elemental life of nature comes into dreams, the person experiences
    • physician's task to inquire into the nature of humanity from a
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    • their very nature they themselves are creative. One must re-create if
    • human and the animal. The essential nature of the human physical body
    • 25,920 years: in that span of time the nature of our physical body is
    • alternation is within the element of time; and for so-called nature,
    • winter nature, works in the building up of our head, of our
    • nerve-sense organization. Everything of a summer nature, everything
    • nerve-sense system will be healed by the spirit in outer nature, so
    • of nature that led to mere experimentation. We must find the way back
    • one is getting further and further away from the true nature of the
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    • gods who are unfolding their activity below the level of nature.
    • have learned to know the nature of human illnesses. For that leads to
    • nature, subnature, supernature. Visionary life, through the
    • say nature, subnature, supernature, illness, visionary life, then I
    • nature; then above, it leads to a circle; below, it leads to a
    • sense to subnature. How are we to think about the Father God with
    • nature they stand within the sphere of the earth. In waking condition
    • they stand on a level with nature.
    • what lies there on the bed. Nature has progressed from Moon existence
    • essential to us means that nature preserves in the sleeping human
    • being a nature that is now below, a nature that only existed during
    • the Saturn and Sun periods. That is subnature. That lies at the
    • Humans fall during sleep into subnature, and from this fall illnesses
    • the realm of the Father God, we enter subnature, the realm of the
    • go out from nature in two directions, in the direction of subnature
    • to the Father, and in the direction of supernature to the Spirit.
    • worlds. He is the one who permeates the world of nature, the one who
    • between subnature and supernature. Subnature is always kept in
    • balance by the normal course of sleeping and waking. Supernature is
    • sleep to balance what is experienced in subnature, then there is
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    • recently raised the question of whether something of a medical nature
    • nothing of a medical nature. In the main it contains, first, the
    • outer nature. Second, the process that is active in the realm of a
    • have seen how doctoring, healing, by its very nature leads from the
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    • nature can be understood with the methods of knowledge that are
    • medicine and theology a real insight into human nature. One must be
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    • pathological tendencies of human nature and the stream of initiation;
    • Nature herself.
    • human nature when one learns to know it with all its complications.
    • the opposing forces. Therefore you can study human nature and you
    • nature they are causally conditioned in all respects.
    • nature of human beings from the viewpoint of materialism, you do not
    • them from the point of view of nature or from the point of view of
    • either in balance or not in balance between spirit and nature.
    • knowledge of human nature. The problem of freedom in connection with
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    • inner astrality and ego nature, which in turn makes the etheric body
    • further. But someone who really studies the nature of humanity will
    • that is working? In reality, whatever has to do with an ego nature.
    • beings who have something to do with an ego nature, above all, beings
    • purely in the realm of soul, its nature depending upon the
    • depths of human nature. During the first seven years these soul
    • behind, but they are now of an astral nature, and they are now
    • understand the real nature of the human being.
    • capacity which is determined neither by nature nor by the world. Here
    • her inner nature from developing complete freedom of soul and is too
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    • which a person rests in outer nature, that is, in the hidden forces
    • of nature. They can no longer manifest as a human being. They live
    • “rest in Nature.” It has to do with the various paranoid
    • way to see into the nature of the human being.
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    • the materialistic world conception has turned into nature worship
    • possibilities, with their knowledge of nature and spirit, to pursue
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    • physical-chemical processes of outer nature, that is, of nature
    • nature and a spiritual nature, and do not have just a physical
    • if one works separately from the spirit on one side and from nature
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    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • desire nature — they want to capture and draw down the sun
    • restore it to order again, we must search in outer nature for a
    • that an individual is by nature continually
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    • the nature of illness.
    • our search in inorganic nature around us for medicinal remedies for
    • spirit in nature, the spirit that is in the mineral and plant
    • spirit that is in the mineral and in the plant. In its nature
    • nature was experienced in the opposite condition by the
    • reverse process of nature. But now suppose the person is outside the
    • experiences of the spiritual aspect of external nature. Suppose the
    • elemental life of nature comes into dreams, the person experiences
    • physician's task to inquire into the nature of humanity from a
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    • their very nature they themselves are creative. One must re-create if
    • human and the animal. The essential nature of the human physical body
    • 25,920 years: in that span of time the nature of our physical body is
    • alternation is within the element of time; and for so-called nature,
    • winter nature, works in the building up of our head, of our
    • nerve-sense organization. Everything of a summer nature, everything
    • nerve-sense system will be healed by the spirit in outer nature, so
    • of nature that led to mere experimentation. We must find the way back
    • one is getting further and further away from the true nature of the
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    • gods who are unfolding their activity below the level of nature.
    • have learned to know the nature of human illnesses. For that leads to
    • nature, subnature, supernature. Visionary life, through the
    • say nature, subnature, supernature, illness, visionary life, then I
    • nature; then above, it leads to a circle; below, it leads to a
    • sense to subnature. How are we to think about the Father God with
    • nature they stand within the sphere of the earth. In waking condition
    • they stand on a level with nature.
    • what lies there on the bed. Nature has progressed from Moon existence
    • essential to us means that nature preserves in the sleeping human
    • being a nature that is now below, a nature that only existed during
    • the Saturn and Sun periods. That is subnature. That lies at the
    • Humans fall during sleep into subnature, and from this fall illnesses
    • the realm of the Father God, we enter subnature, the realm of the
    • go out from nature in two directions, in the direction of subnature
    • to the Father, and in the direction of supernature to the Spirit.
    • worlds. He is the one who permeates the world of nature, the one who
    • between subnature and supernature. Subnature is always kept in
    • balance by the normal course of sleeping and waking. Supernature is
    • sleep to balance what is experienced in subnature, then there is
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    • into a part which is Sun and a part which retains the Moon nature. It
    • one of the nature of thought or ideation, that is, one which
    • another of the nature of desire, which lives in inner movement, inner
    • the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolutions were of a different nature from
    • Then we shall be able to get at least some idea of their nature. They
    • that. But we understand the nature of these Beings best if we realise
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    • different in its very nature from modern tongues — can only be
    • of the nature of desire or will. The one complex contains all that
    • nature a certain cleavage. When we speak of man today, we do not
    • get a closer understanding of the activity and nature of this human
    • and to combine substances, but is in reality of the nature of sound,
    • from warmth to light, and from light to what is of the nature of
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    • around them. An animal nature, an inwardly living animal nature, a
    • nature capable of consciousness, is dependent for its existence upon
    • separation between sun and earth elements. The animal nature first
    • but in such a okay that elements of two different natures
    • emerged — one of the nature of air, with a tendency to expand in
    • all directions, the other of the nature of water, with the tendency
    • separated the airy from the fluid nature.” That is a quite
    • nature in the tenuous airy element of the Sun — which had then
    • plant nature is wonderfully described in the Bible. I will deal later
    • The solid now brings forth a recapitulation of the plant nature out
    • Moon, nor even on the earth at the moment when the plant nature
    • it means is that the plant nature was there in the form of group-souls,
    • of the group-soul nature. You must clearly understand that no plants, as
    • possible as regards the animal nature. We have already described how
    • the animal nature made its first appearance during the Moon
    • advance from the plant to the animal nature. Therefore after the
    • there had developed as much of an animal nature as could live in the
    • before, but on the sixth “day” the earth-nature comes
    • ego, the fourth member of human nature, into a being in this whole
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    • Everything of a solid material nature is earth in the sense of
    • elements of the earth's nature a successive activity of warmth,
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    • see something of the nature of Being behind what is described as
    • perhaps have to see manifestations of a deeper spiritual nature in
    • By the fact that they had not acquired the light nature, which was of
    • essential nature of the Goethean theory, know too little about
    • of space is filled out with something of a soul-spiritual nature,
    • Beings who are inwardly connected with everything of a sun nature,
    • nature, then these Beings, who had gone through their most important
    • nature associated with the Sun, naturally remained united with the
    • Before an animal nature with an inner life could come about there had
    • evolution that anything of an animal nature could arise. An influence
    • nature until after we have been told of forces working upon the earth
    • nature; all the beings on the earth were at the plant stage. The
    • animal nature could not begin until light Beings were influencing the
    • only can the plant species shoot up, but also the animal nature,
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    • life-ether. We try to acquire ideas about the nature of earth, water,
    • the nature of the earth element. We know well by now that there was
    • bringing forth once more the objective in its own substantial nature.
    • beginning in everything of an earth nature.
    • nature, so the Spirits of Movement — the Dynameis, the Mights, as
    • at work in the aeriform. And when we come to the warmth nature, to
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    • which characterised our own nature in former times has developed into
    • clairvoyant consciousness is of such a nature that to begin with it
    • of the moon nature and of the sun nature change, become different. If
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    • maturity in the fruit is already inherent in the nature of the plant.
    • Jahve-Elohim, a change in their nature was involved. This change
    • nature further and further from the state of warmth to that of earth
    • beings who sought their bodily nature in the element of air. They
    • Jahve-Elohim was able to form the earthly nature of man by breathing
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    • The Moon Nature in Man
    • The Moon Nature in Man
    • the reference was to something of a group-soul nature, the second
    • soul-spiritual nature in man is on the neighbouring planets in the
    • enabled man to assume his proper nature were none other than the very
    • until the right dose of its nature had been injected into man
    • moon have actually introduced into the human bodily nature something
    • with this moon-nature, it means that it is Jahve-Elohim who has
    • imprinted in man's bodily nature the moon-earth-dust,” the tale
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    • of man depended upon his being able to wait in his spiritual nature
    • nature which enabled him to become a mature being. Had he come down
    • his bodily nature. What was he like — this man brought into
    • often said about the character and nature of the man of today. It is
    • At that time all human beings had a bodily nature in common. We can best
    • same way as the other, lower beings, whose nature is described as
    • characteristic tendencies were formed. But this inner soul-nature was
    • whose bodily nature had been built up from another direction. Thus it
    • predisposition to, the rudiments of, the ego nature. For these old
    • — and which first enables us to understand the inner nature of
    • nature was thereby brought down a stage and became differentiated.
    • his place beside the animal natures which had descended much earlier.
    • nature more and more of the spiritual forces which in the course of
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    • was thus well equipped to judge of the nature of the event that befell
    • materialism. Even theology has no longer any knowledge of the nature
    • pointed out what a fine spiritual nature such as Herman Grimm must
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    • it came about so gradually. When men looked out at nature in olden
    • from the unity of nature and spirit.
    • was conscious of the eternal nature of his own being, because he knew
    • This being so, it was necessary that man's consciousness of his nature
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    • as a Bodhisattva or a Buddha; the nature of such a Being is beyond
    • the nature of Christ to a Buddhist who has become an anthroposophist,
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    • think, get the upper hand of his transient, mortal nature — at
    • Who could no longer be comprehended in His spiritual nature but in His
    • bodily nature only. And the greater the emphasis that was laid on the
    • — of the real nature of the Being of Christ.
    • man will not be satisfied with investigating the laws of nature only,
    • or the laws of history which are akin to those of nature, but will
    • inner freedom, and of the real nature of the will which bears
    • him through and beyond the gate of death, but which in its true nature
    • betoken the resurrection of the spiritual nature. The purpose of the
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    • primeval man was clearly aware of what was still his nature even after
    •  “to which all earthly laws of nature are inapplicable. If
    •  “nature, you will, it is true, be able to observe death, but
    • understand the eternal nature of his own soul. This understanding,
    • this insight into the eternal nature of the human soul can never be
    • nature comes to the help of man, through the kind of knowledge that
    • sacred books. Real and fundamental knowledge of the divine nature of
    • Nothing of a material nature is at work in Intuition as described in
    • need to re-acquire a knowledge of the eternal nature of the human
    • surpassed. To one who understands the nature of its founding it is
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    • consciousness. Man is no longer able to see into the innermost nature
    • his own existence and that of the three kingdoms of nature, but also
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    • Himself in the element of fire in nature. The message of the Old
    • fire-element of nature, in which He is manifest. The same Being Who
    • of nature to realise that the God Who proclaimed Himself in the
    • kindled in the external world by the elements of nature and the warmth
    • constitutes his spiritual nature and has clothed himself in physical
    • saying unambiguously what the nature of an Avatar is. He Himself
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    • of man and his nature. So we will think once again of the Easter
    • try to understand the nature of the miraculous fire into which the
    • man's whole nature and existence?
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    • nature to the original human couple on earth. And as we can understand
    • men in their bodily nature only as descending through the generations
    • in somewhat the following way: If once again we enter into the nature
    • mankind? May it not be part of a man's very nature to believe?
    • is very distinctly to be seen in a man's external nature. For the
    • being to carry on in his fourfold nature if his three sheaths are not
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    • present state of detachment from the outer manifestations of nature
    • of the nature of faith of the astral body. In the sixth post-Atlantean
    • epoch there will be a reflection within man of the love-nature of the
    • reflection of the nature of hope of the physical body.
    • the cosmos, with the nature of the various individualities both on the
    • man's nature quite special forces of the etheric body will make
    • profoundest instruction concerning the nature of the Mystery of
    • magically, the nature of the Mystery of Golgotha. Hence in this
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    • transcends external nature, very soon knowledge will arise of how
    • concerning the laws of nature — which knowledge we acquire
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    • profound nature of their studies, and by the will which may itself be
    • penetrates the nature of these conceptions of ours and who above all
    • fail to feel the entirely different nature of that which Spiritual
    • called the Kamaloka life. This life follows. It is of such a nature
    • nature around us. What we here regard in the physical world as nature
    • and rebirth. To see nature here we have our physical eyes, ears, and
    • the whole physical apparatus of perception. And this nature as it
    • nature. After death, in the place of what is here around us as nature,
    • will work more through his inner nature, without being so definitely
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    • human nature, makes a greater or less individual progress in the
    • principles of the human nature. In a narrower sense, in our age we
    • principles of human nature (etheric body, astral body, and Ego), are
    • — I have already spoken of the prophetic nature of the etheric
    • which indicates our future life, something of a prophetic nature.
    • Here man stands on the earth, and is surrounded by nature. But the
    • is not there without further ado. To have nature around one requires
    • materialistic love to have nature around them. But in the spiritual
    • world nature is no longer there. For man, there only exists in the
    • Certainly nature is there, great and significant. But what would this
    • whole human life be if existing nature alone were there, be it ever so
    • by a shell. The principles of his human nature are suddenly sundered
    • death of sacrifice. The devotional natures, those given up to the
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    • occurrences of nature, the external beings, and events of nature. They
    • world. The human soul is aware that if nature and history merely ran
    • existence something above and beyond the course of nature and
    • pertaining to nature and history. Just think what the world would miss
    • not there, all the necessities of nature might still go on. One may
    • suppose that even if no single copy of nature had been made and no
    • processes: the necessities of nature and history, and the stream of
    • nature and history would be to us, if it ran on simply of itself,
    • intimate and delicate nature. How often does it happen that we plan
    • the nature of the experience connected with another sphere.
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    • Neither writing nor signature betrayed a trace of even the slightest
    • nature and investigate that which lies behind the phenomena of
    • external nature. In the second we push through the veil of our own
    • observe nature directly, or through experiments, and then think it
    • through the knowledge of nature, turning them over and over again in
    • on that which presents itself in outer nature. I expressed this as
    • secrets of nature by means of reflection, but by quite different
    • world comes to us through grace, we then behold nature quite
    • then approach nature, and while taking in any process or object or
    • sensible perception; so that as regards external nature a previous
    • secrets of nature through afterthought, but through forethought. Just
    • physical body he is among the forces of nature. He was among the
    • which one can see behind the veil of nature. For those who are
    • of nature may come about through external experiments.
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    • nature. We know that during these days when in a sense the deepest
    • mingles its spiritual nature with what the spirit of the earth then
    • nature, rise to a vision of the spiritual world such as humanity as a
    • pours into the external nature of man. External Science really only
    • nature in whom we live, undergo states of spiritual transformations as
    • Nature and the experiencing of it, the spiritual living with it has a
    • nature, and expressed this by relating in pictorial fashion how beings
    • nature, but is rather, in a sense, destructive. Through our power of
    • his inner nature. In our present age those concepts and ideas are
    • external nature must also exist; but which we must perceive and of the
    • when we thus discover the image nature of our perception? Whence does
    • reflected image, the whole story of this image nature of our
    • the man who had written such a book is of the following nature:
    • and thus it is the Luciferic nature which really urges the men of
    • when a man bears this Luciferic nature within him, then, while he
    • with Lucifer in his nature begins to contemplate the world, he then
    • Christmas. For this can unite itself very deeply with a man's nature
    • during the night they saw a phenomenon of nature. It is desirable to
    • unfathomable nature? Gradually the whole became fainter and fainter,
    • of nature. They were discovered, brought back to the house, and the
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • religious symbols are however drawn out of the very nature of the
    • pupils endowed each being in the realm of Nature with the appropriate
    • up within the kingdoms of Nature, so that he is able to say to which
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • with parts of human nature. These may be said to form guiding threads
    • The second guiding thread in human nature and in the universe is
    • lower nature continually beside them. That is a special kind of
    • Christianity much that is of a communal nature has been brought about,
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    • Stages of Consciousness in the three kingdoms of Nature and of Man.
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • Stone. Relationship of the kingdoms of Nature to each other. The being
    • nature. Man's organs have an organ-consciousness; this consciousness
    • In Nature everything is ordered with infinite wisdom, with an
    • piece of coal. Nature has created the diamond from a coal still older
    • a house, when he builds a cathedral, all this changes the nature of
    • nothing in all Nature that we can obliterate through thinking without
    • thereby disturbing Nature as a whole.
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • These have a more god-like or deva-character. Beings whose nature is
    • beings are of a manifesting nature. Elemental beings are of a
    • receptive nature.
    • what is revealed we must assume the revealers, beings of will nature;
    • other into his nature. This pure man was called Adam Cadmon. When at
    • which is of the nature of Kama, man also could have within himself; but
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    • Society; in their case the lower nature made its appearance without
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • that time the dual nature of the world was understood, the opposing
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • that nature is looked at in pure contemplation, for usually many other
    • nature is of the very greatest importance; for only so can man have a
    • nature a picture consciousness. Even though this was a vivid
    • In the first place man stands before us in his physical nature. He
    • Now we can also understand the nature of sleeping and dreaming. To
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    • physical but in its very nature this is something quite different from
    • nature of the physical eye. So too one must abstract from the entire
    • development is of such a nature that the human being, starting from
    • time for external needs. He found his nourishment in outer nature. He
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • nature of the Devas and the Planetary Spirits.
    • and the nature of the Devas.
    • Above the Seraphim stand divine Beings whose nature is so exalted that
    • Nature, are influenced from the Arupa Plane, (Higher Devachan). There,
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • this being conditioned by nature. For instance a bond of intimate
    • through friendship of a purely soul nature, in Devachan is wisdom, the
    • attachments of a purely soul nature. By so doing we do away with the
    • nature. The initiate describes the world as it is on the other side,
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • Nature had first to be created. The mineral, plant and animal
    • sculptor is not in fact there; it is no product of Nature. In Nature
    • relationships. This is why it is often said that the very nature of
    • must be clearly differentiated. Everything that surrounds us in Nature
    • This is why at that time beings of this nature had to come down from
    • life is of such a nature that we seem to be surrounded by the
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • nevertheless beings of a spiritual nature are active with us in our
    • around us as mineral existence, as purely physical nature, Intuitions
    • perception, of consciousness, everything of an animal nature and what
    • outside in the creative forces of Nature he calls it ‘Holy Spirit’.
    • body, through man's external nature. Thus we create in the body, in
    • nature. These are nothing other than thoughts; it is the creative
    • born. What we carry out through Rupa, our bodily nature, that is our
    • produced out of imagination. This is his desire-nature = Sanskara.
    • addition, working with Sanskara, the desire nature, and Vijnana, the
    • physical body. In their essential nature the Skandhas are identical
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    • origin of human nature and their union in the Lemurian Age. The Eighth
    • growth forces of nature, of the vegetation, a power which present day
    • nature. It had a form which was not entirely egg-shaped, but more like
    • Lemurian Age, of the nature of reptiles; animals of grotesque shapes
    • Threshold, the lower nature of man, frequently appears in a form of
    • this kind. It represents the lower nature with the open formation of
    • half, the lower nature, and transform it. In so far as man today
    • actually the physical nature of the human being is also male-female.
    • The etheric body consists of two members, that part of human nature
    • have to differentiate in it a lower and a higher nature. The higher
    • nature was originally connected with the mental body. This part of the
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • nature as its other beings. On the astral plane there becomes visible
    • that we are continually surrounded by beings whose higher nature is
    • When people whose nature is not yet purified, not yet free from
    • make man independent, but then the Buddhi nature was necessary. The
    • early, have missed this impulse of the Buddhi nature. On the one hand
    • it backwards, when we see it in its ever higher and higher nature,
    • forces of our own lower nature.
    • Every animal draws its own nature after it astrally like a trail. What
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    • consider the nature of the sleeping human being. Man consists, as we
    • nature of this process. The higher self of man does not live within
    • passions and so on. Now everything which is of a higher nature lifts
    • happen that strongly somnambulistic or mediumistic natures can be
    • Then part of his manasic nature unites with these lower desires. In
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    • Nature. In Newton's writings this is stated in many places. It also
    • When in Nature an effect like heat arises this heat must be withdrawn
    • Actually this is brought about by a certain contemplation of Nature.
    • nature. Hence the saying holds good: What you think today you are
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    • the Nature forces and beings which surround us today were at that time
    • of Nature and everything depends on how strongly they are connected.
    • the etheric body only hold together to a certain degree. Human nature
    • kingdoms of Nature, which then reflected themselves back into him.
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    • noblest components, received at that time help of a special nature,
    • lower nature. They mingled with the animals. From them proceeded the
    • inhabit the Earth. This discrepancy between higher and lower Nature
    • Lion-Nature, a Sun Pitri.
    • man is not only able to develop his higher nature upwards, but working
    • creatively is able to renounce completely his lower nature, then will
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    • influences, the kingdoms of nature, various myths and symbols, human
    • a quite different nature.
    • to their lower nature. Present-day animals are Moon-men descended to a
    • kingdom, so that no particle will then remain whose nature has not
    • Just as now human circumstances conform to fundamental laws of Nature,
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    • taken on the nature of a plant. Then too all that develops separate
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    • nature that in fact we have not yet to do with a form, but the form is
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    • order to make their nature comprehensible let us be clear about what
    • what the natural scientist today calls laws of nature are the thoughts
    • astral plane. When in physics we have to do with laws of nature we can
    • plane. The forces of nature are creative beings and natural laws are
    • alterations in other spheres of the elements and the forces of Nature
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    • that everything was of a watery nature. In the same way as the Light
    • the microcosmic nature of man stand in relationship to each other.
    • fire. To kindle fire in Nature first became possible when fire
    • certain way man works destructively on the elemental forces of Nature.
    • still today continually creates new conditions, new forces of Nature
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    • What then is the origin of those disturbers of human physical nature?
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    • Nature around him, somewhat in the manner in which today the embryo is
    • Earth. At that time the nature of the Earth was such that everywhere
    • Occultists know how man is connected with Nature.
    • milk. Before the time when milk was imbibed from Nature, there was an
    • He was the nourishing force of Nature; this flowed towards Abel and he
    • lowest part of animal nature, what is saturated with, blood, has
    • Everything of the nature of salt is the dead nature of the mineral
    • a general nature. The next thing will be that wine is again turned
    • far as he no longer takes his nourishment from Nature, but gains it
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    • the Atlanteans were still of the nature of pictures. The rounded shape
    • that it now sought to bring both directions — the inner nature of
    • the connection between human work and the forces of Nature. This is an
    • another. Now man tries to bring the different nature forces or beings
    • consciousness developed that one does not master nature only by means
    • Nature. So it came about that man directed his gaze to the stars, and
    • nature is vulnerable, just as Hephaistos is lame. The German Siegfried
    • achieves what is now actually developing in human nature. The
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    • between hereditary factors and the inner spiritual nature.
    • However, this inheritance gives us only one side of his nature. Joined
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    • true to himself and understand the nature of his own acts of
    • in space and time. When we look at the lifeless realm of nature, we
    • to try to understand the nature of instinct. Our study has already
    • certain way bound up with the bodily nature. It is a delightful sight
    • only when we look for it in the self enjoyment of its bodily nature.
    • nature of an animal by watching the delight it takes in the outer
    • when man keeps them in captivity. But in the freedom of nature, when
    • emancipated itself from his bodily nature, but at a cost.
    • organs, through the bodily nature, whereas the animal is dependent
    • nature, has separated from the inward bodily experience of the spirit
    • understand the nature of soul life in the animal. Above all we shall
    • bound up with the bodily nature, this soul experience will be much
    • higher animal, being so closely bound up with its bodily nature,
    • So we see that in rising above this bodily nature, man draws out
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    • experienced through its soul nature. Thereby the animal enters
    • course of nature this is transmitted through lineal descent, he
    • the bodily nature in animal and man — the soul lying between
    • the spirit and bodily nature. In the way the animal appears to us as
    • nature. The organic body in which the animal experiences its life of
    • the closest relation between spirit and bodily nature.
    • nature which we need not take into consideration in the animal. This
    • nature is expressed in what we call the self-conscious ego. I do not
    • self-conscious ego stands between his spirit and his bodily nature.
    • nature.
    • appears rather as poured into the soul-nature and intensified. What
    • individual differences in men's inner nature. It goes without
    • development remain open where perception of the inner nature of
    • sound, the inner nature of concept and idea, and the inner nature of
    • gestures and physiognomy determined by the nature of the species.
    • indeed overlook it in its content, in its inner nature — I am
    • not speaking here of word content — in the inner nature of the
    • “how” in the word content, in the inner nature of the
    • look back on how the human soul pours itself into the bodily nature.
    • and bodily nature, we see the direct activity of the spirit. Now let
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    • mission it is to direct and govern the phenomena of Nature. Such
    • symbol of all waking life — not only in Nature, but also in the
    • nature of a revelation. He must wait — and this is easy for him
    • cosmic in their nature, and those which are cosmic and spiritual. The
    • of will which are altogether spiritual in their nature. The sunlight
    • though it may be, in which all that is of the nature of will upon the
    • similar in their nature to the forces of will in the earth. The
    • apply to the whole realm of nature truths which first come to us as
    • cooking-salt, we find the cube again in nature herself, and here we
    • nature. But I ask you: — What does the average man of today know
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    • dissolution of his physical body is of the nature of will and thus
    • the nature of spirit-and-soul.
    • sun is only the symbol for that sun-nature towards which the human
    • for the Moon-nature which in streams of thoughts pours continually
    • What was the nature of these latter questions that were sent out into
    • In this way, happenings and processes in nature, and also those in
    • significance of the Sun-forces is that they draw man's will-nature
    • to that of the Venus-forces, they discovered that the nature of the
    • forces in the metal copper is the same as the nature of those of the
    • innermost essence of man's nature. We speak of a “sour” or a
    • human being gives expression to his nature as a whole depends upon the
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    • speak of him from the inner aspect, we speak of his nature of
    • place only on the physical foundations of the bodily nature. Such
    • one “manhood,” one human nature.
    • world — and only one human nature. When from our life between
    • their manifoldness but all are embraced in one single human nature.
    • the Sun-nature on the one side and to the Moon-nature on the other,
    • but also to the natures of the several planets. This was all
    • in which man is related to the Venus-nature, to the Mercury-nature,
    • possess between death and a new birth, the real nature of man's life
    • The essential nature of the life of instinct which wells up in man
    • Saturn-nature from the viewpoint of the Earth, we gain an idea of the
    • implant instincts into man's nature.
    • definitely of the nature of soul than are his instincts, namely, his
    • still entirely of an animal nature, in inclinations an element of soul
    • instincts from the whole organism is of the nature of Saturn; what
    • wells up in the form of inclinations, sympathies, is of the nature of
    • is bound up with the organism, is of the nature of Mars.
    • from forces in the cosmos. Leaving aside the Sun-nature for the
    • sagacity — these forces pertain to the Mercury-nature in the
    • The Venus-nature has been amply described in traditions and manifests
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    • ultimately with man's will-nature; and we cannot understand the
    • spatial coincidence, but with apprehending the nature of the
    • its organic life and its nature of soul-and-spirit.
    • everything of a slate-nature is spread all over the earth is connected
    • To account for the nature of the slaty element in the earth is
    • with the structural nature of the plant-world, how the lime-formation
    • is connected with the structural nature of the animal-world.
    • comprehensive knowledge that combines nature-knowledge and spiritual
    • Now it is always interesting when observing anything in nature or in
    • known about carbon? That it is to be found in nature as coal, as
    • when we understand the true nature of things; but they also have their
    • meant when it was said that lead is to be found everywhere in nature.
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    • in our time relative to nature; how humanity has sought its goal
    • nature, and of all that is concealed in it. The Greeks could never
    • could have understood this estrangement from nature, this emphasis on
    • be an insult to the plastic, living nature of a work of art. That
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    • and evolution, we must try to probe into the essential nature of all
    • experience the deepest longing to discover the nature of the worlds
    • nature. Side by side with all these ideas of ours, there exists in
    • of the senses, when describing the world of nature, to rid ourselves
    • nature requires that we should free ourselves from moral concepts so
    • processes of nature by calling moral ideas to his aid. In speaking,
    • were the expression of something in his moral nature, in what concerns
    • were we confined to a description of nature in the world of the
    • see that it is above all the inner nature of the soul that determines
    • his inmost nature.
    • neighbourhood. He will always find that the nature of the being's
    • that nature. This light-body may be the expression of what such a
    • unable directly to express, to manifest, their real nature in their
    • willing to expose their inner nature, to reveal what is within them,
    • perfectly frank, that the difference lies in their natures. Their
    • their natures are concerned. In the super-sensible worlds, however,
    • their natures in their external form are felt to be ugly. Thus, if we
    • can put it so, beauty or ugliness depends upon the fundamental natures
    • nature.” Christian tradition expresses this in the words:
    • only be judged morally, as the most direct ordering of nature. The
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    • nature of records you will find allusions to how at a certain stage
    • the finer and more hidden parts of its nature, is intimately connected
    • human being is of such a nature that he bears his own being through
    • nature and tending in the same direction — in the book
    • feeling that a super-sensible world of an etheric nature is around
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    • of nature, insofar as we are justified in calling them so, we are
    • within the laws of nature. In short, in the life of the senses we must
    • distinguish between the course of nature, and the beings who live out
    • the substances and forces there. We have, then, the course of nature
    • these beings there is no such thing as the so-called course of nature.
    • ever further into the nature of these beings.
    • something of this nature. So far as you feel anything at all of a
    • a being in whose nature as a whole, progressive, divine beings must
    • nature, that at first has nothing in it of the ego. But then, within,
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    • and variable nature, such figures as Lucifer and Ahriman whom we shall
    • impulse to get to know the order of nature, the laws of nature, that
    • the materialistic mind to be inconsistent with the order of nature. We
    • much of the nature and essential being of physical man. How then do
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    • strange about the occult nature of thinking. A materialistic science
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    • in their value and constitute man's true inner nature. Feeling
    • they are the emotions and passions of criminal natures hostile to
    • spheres of the soul-nature of man, there appears a significant
    • of human nature in the following manner.
    • nature, or, shall we say, a human work of art, and through this
    • develop our feelings, we know that fundamentally our human nature
    • inner nature.
    • soul-being as his own human nature outside the body, then a new world
    • soul-nature which corresponds. to feeling is awakened outside the
    • body, the soul-nature begins to develop a knowledge through which all
    • the physical nature, so that it appears as it does in thy
    • how into the nature of man flows that which divine Spiritual Beings
    • nature differently from what we did before, we now know in a
    • different manner than formerly that human nature is permeated by the
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    • nature of man. To-day I shall try to bring forward other experiences
    • very similar in quality and in their whole nature to the contents of
    • life, is nevertheless our deepest inner-soul nature; when we try to
    • become aware of this soul-nature which is so deeply hidden within us,
    • and then try to realise that the Gods rule in this soul-nature which
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    • which will enable us to penetrate into the nature of man and will
    • with human nature really work together with one object, that of
    • light, our human nature is permeated by something that has to die in
    • great deal really takes place in the inner part of human nature, and
    • human nature and the fulfilment of all the possibilities that may be
    • the future, they attain at last to their true nature. That which we
    • inner nature. What we have within us as feeling, what enters our
    • even comprehend this soul-seed in its fourfold nature. When we have a
    • given, I must add that the nature of man has changed in the course of
    • nature of the thing we can really understand the task of the
    • reflect upon active forces of such a nature may laugh about them and
    • from its very nature, the mission of our Anthroposophical Movement
    • higher and the lower natures of man still met, what was below and
    • when no more thoughts came forth from out human nature to meet the
    • enter into and become a part of human nature. We must become fully
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    • On Earth, Nature does not yield
    • the right thing. Karma and the cure of illness. As nature surrounds
    • spiritual. In the physical world we are always questioning nature; in
    • reality out of wisdom as something creative. The form of nature
    • but by Himself. God the Father we find in life and nature. Christ is
    • acquisition of knowledge demands mental work. Nature, that is to say
    • passive experience, the wisdom and the law that Nature contains.
    • surrounding nature is ours in the physical world. It is always there,
    • there surrounds us as the phenomena of nature do here. We must have
    • is to be found in external nature’ — in the case of such
    • first concrete fact we mentioned, namely: that just as nature
    • a way that we may ask: What is the principle or nature of this
    • we have Nature, and our task is to lead Spirit to Nature. A beautiful
    • beautiful and very true: ‘Nature and the form of nature is the
    • philosophers go; they observe Nature and are profound enough not to
    • with its effect, we must not merely inquire into the nature of the
    • cause at all. The cause remains the same in its own nature whether it
    • causes or not. That changes nothing in the nature of the cause. And
    • of nature it may be demonstrated that there is a God; but it can
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    • the inner being of the person who has died, his human soul nature,
    • feeling and experience of our inmost earthly nature being outside us.
    • time-signature. Under these conditions time becomes the immediate
    • learn the nature of the elemental world and thereby prepare ourselves
    • nature of the force which we have now to overcome, and this
    • in our soul and spiritual nature outside our body. We return, because
    • in our soul and spirit nature we have the impulse to return, because
    • to awaken and you must will to waken. In the spirit and soul-nature
    • Nature and the Divinity which pervades Nature, from which we are born
    • in the earth's aura, that is, in the aura of physical nature.
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    • destroy itself. That which in one sphere works as nature works, may
    • spiritual nature. Enjoyments and pleasures which can only be
    • soul-spiritual nature is entirely submerged, that the enjoyment or
    • When we consider nature, the remarkable spectacle is presented to us
    • other purposes. A great deal more has to be produced by nature than
    • existence. This is a wise regulation of nature; for in nature order
    • in reality nothing is lost in the works of nature. Spirit rules in
    • nature and the fact that something is apparently lost from the
    • in the order of nature, or in the case which we consider to be our
    • to the principle upon which nature works. Nature is carried into the
    • one field, in one sphere, must work as nature works, is seen by one
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    • relationship to nature and to the cosmos. Accordingly, it is ineffective
    • kingdoms of Nature — if we contemplate all this in the light of
    • kingdoms of Nature to work on our minds. Then we can say: “The
    • must feel itself to stand higher in the order of Nature than the mere
    • striving from the depths of human nature. We can cultivate this in
    • Spiritual Science is only beginning to show how human nature and
    • nature of each of these persons, in place of our own. After a time we
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    • relationship to nature and to the cosmos. Accordingly, it is ineffective
    • out of the soul-nature, certainly, but none the less egoistic. Of
    • that they may reveal to you man's threefold nature which demands also
    • Nature of Christianity; in it he speaks a great deal about the
    • reason the whole book, The Nature of Christianity, is inwardly
    • health, given by nature. For we know that the Mystery of Golgotha was
    • merely discover our human nature between birth and death: we must
    • draw near to the Christ. And this rediscovery of our human nature
    • idealism implanted in us by nature. This is the way to the Christ
    • develop this second idealism through a rebirth of his moral nature
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    • relationship to nature and to the cosmos. Accordingly, it is ineffective
    • at nature to-day. But anyone who makes them, and has got used to them
    • nature: anything in nature which no longer has full reality, such as
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    • nature.
    • of nature and of spirit. In contradistinction to that, we have
    • nature; they must also find a way that unites their thinking with
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    • you in forming your outlook upon Nature. I hope that in no very
    • Nature in our time has been subject, for the teacher and educator it
    • of Nature in the customary manner of our time, generally have no very
    • Nature” has grown to be a rather vague and undefined
    • idea of what Nature is, but from the way in which the scientist of
    • seeks to approach Nature from three vantage-points. In the first
    • place he is at pains to observe Nature in such a way that from her
    • Nature. You need only recall how in external, sensory experience so
    • Nature. He takes the phenomena to begin with — say, such a
    • calls a “Law of Nature”. This statement for example would
    • be regarded as a simple “Law of Nature”: “Every
    • Nature. Now I will emphasize at the very outset that the Goethean
    • outlook upon Nature strives for the very opposite in all three
    • creatures or of the facts and events of Nature, at once became
    • entities and facts of Nature reduced to all these rigid concepts of
    • the quest of so-called “causes” in Nature, which Science
    • approach to Nature.
    • researches into Nature he does not try to proceed from the so-called
    • Nature and the World. Goethe therefore remains amid the sequence of
    • properly be called “Laws of Nature”. He is not looking
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    • how in our study of Nature we have upon the one hand the purely
    • also prove applicable to the processes of Nature. Yet on the other
    • Nature's processes in our own inner life, we now have to leap across
    • outer Nature, — not even to what is mechanical in Nature. To
    • approach Nature we must consider how the point comes to be moving.
    • Nature which, if it does unite with our consciousness, eliminates it,
    • is in Nature, you must bring in the states of consciousness. Without
    • to how we live in Nature with our Will, — I will now try to
    • Nature. We need a knowledge with a strongly spiritual content,
    • — strong enough to dive down into the phenomena of Nature and
    • Nature and should be studied accordingly. To go ahead at once to what
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    • undergo instils this mental habit. Thinking of outer Nature, people
    • our study of the nature of the human eye. Here is a model of it
    • cornea, — a man in his bodily nature is quite of a piece with
    • nature of the outer light is here at work, bringing about that
    • wisdom, if I may so put it, from the side of Nature — this you
    • Nature” — so they correct her to their liking. You
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    • IVi). Goethe said: Well, at a pinch, that might do. If Nature
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    • come into relation to the light, changing it through their own nature
    • prevails that what is actually given in real Nature in such a case is
    • the prevailing opinion. And yet in Nature it is not so. Of the three
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    • Nature. Problems of method which this task involves can best be
    • their nature to approach each other, we cannot but look for some
    • those things in Nature which are only parts, and by mere theories
    • in Nature we have to ask: What is the whole to which this thing
    • longer be. Our need is therefore to give up looking at Nature in the
    • looking at Nature in this fragmentary way that Science since the 16th
    • Nature. There is indeed no such thing, just as in this sense there is
    • inorganic Nature cannot exist without the whole of Nature —
    • soul and Spirit-Nature — that underlies it. Lifeless Nature is
    • the bony system, abstracted from Nature as a whole. It is impossible
    • so-called inorganic Nature, treating it then as something
    • self-contained. This “inorganic Nature” only exists
    • parts of Nature. And here we come to something radically different.
    • What we are wont to call “inorganic” in Nature herself,
    • is placed in the totality of Nature in quite another way. The only
    • insofar as they are pieced together from sundry forces of Nature by
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    • researches to show the real nature of coloured shadows.]
    • come nearer the real processes of Nature — far nearer than by
    • Friends, our bodily nature is indeed of the greatest interest even
    • warmth-element of your environment with your whole bodily nature.
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    • the processes of Nature, — not to penetrate to the spiritual
    • in Nature. The spiritual should be reserved for the religious life.
    • to the phenomena of Nature spiritual forms of thought such as we
    • Nature in purely materialistic ways, — not to approach Nature
    • so-called physical Nature. A few days ago we were demonstrating and
    • any spiritual view of Nature. Think for example of what Goethe does
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    • foundation of all the so-called “forces of Nature”. It
    • applied it to the most manifold phenomena of Nature, — nor
    • especially this so-called transformation of Nature's forces on
    • between the diverse forces of Nature so-called, — trying to
    • — of a material nature.
    • nature. On the other hand, in going through a plate of aluminium
    • we have no direct experience of the electrical phenomena of Nature.
    • somewhere in Nature — of a quite universal phenomenon which
    • when in Nature we pass on from the phenomena of light, sound and
    • realm of Nature — into phenomena which are related to the
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    • which may help you in developing such thoughts about Nature for
    • presented to us by Nature. You will remember what I was trying to
    • but into those of Nature generally. The Physics of the 19th century
    • man sought to follow up the phenomena of Nature, was not
    • presented by Nature. Meanwhile however, for the thinkers of the
    • in outer Nature. We calculate Nature's phenomena in the realm of
    • penetrating to what is real in Nature when we do so? What is there
    • when we go into the outer facts of Nature and work upon them with
    • Nature. Cool and sober as it may seem, it is a dream — a
    • most exact of Sciences, is modern mankind's dream of Nature.
    • Nature is truly equivalent to the Will in Man. The realm of Will in
    • therefore are the realms, in Nature and in Man, which we may truly
    • say: By all means let us calculate some law of Nature; it will hold
    • instance, starting from certain rigid ideas about the nature of a
    • between Thought and Will, so is the outer warmth in Nature
    • Nature. It can indeed become so if we follow up all that is latent
    • of the phenomena of Nature. Between the two lies what we meet with
    • dream-picture which has been made of Nature represents actual
    • inorganic Nature there are many features like the theory of Kant
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    • that leads into greater depths of our inner nature, behind our
    • pay more and more attention to their own inner nature, to their own
    • aware of their inner nature. These two sheaths make possible our life
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    • third influence. The human soul has a threefold nature, and it can be
    • supposed. Our human nature is comprehensible only if we take account
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    • into my bodily nature and to make myself spiritually worthy of
    • seeking to explore the inner nature of man must cross this frontier;
    • nature of which we can grasp by picturing the simplest of them. Man
    • Nature, we can experience a cycle in our life of soul. But as these
    • of outer Nature. He learnt to feel with great intensity, no longer
    • faintly as in ordinary life, the awakening of Nature and the sprouting
    • feeling of the death of all Nature at midwinter.
    • the cycle of Nature throughout the year. All the experiences which
    • of the crescendo of hope to exultation shared with Nature. The
    • autumn — the decline and death of Nature.
    • intellectuality, the capacity for this experience of Nature was lost.
    • experience of the happenings in external Nature but by accounts and
    • Nature herself must be influenced. This is how writings should be
    • read the great script of Nature were still active in these peoples at
    • cyclic course of Nature herself or by concepts and ideas such as those
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    • They are: firstly, the Will. Everything of the nature of Will is one
    • urge to activity and the inner light were disrupted, the bodily nature
    • nature, namely, our Sentient Body (Empfindungsleib). We have
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    • still more deeply, into parts of human nature which manifest in
    • In ancient Egypt something was necessary against which human nature,
    • When we descend in the morning into our bodily nature, our soul is
    • of the inner nature of the astral body. We will now consider what the
    • with his inborn nature, incarnates in a particular family, in a
    • his etheric body man learns to know his “upper” nature. The
    • essential nature of the etheric body can only become known by
    • nature of our physical body. And when we speak of the etheric body we
    • When we look out into the world today, three kingdoms of Nature
    • owing to the progressive development of human nature and its
    • because the time was approaching when human nature would rebel against
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    • himself, outside his ordinary nature; he lets his Ego flow out of him.
    • example to the budding life of nature in Spring. Certainly, any human
    • world; but he takes his own nature, what he is as man, into it. He
    • penetrating into the Macrocosm, transmit his whole astral nature to
    • from his astral nature. When he returns into the physical world they
    • more deeply lying, invisible members of man's nature belong? They all
    • being, his external, bodily nature too, has become possible only
    • nature. All the higher members of man work on his physical body; the
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    • into the temperaments which work right down into the bodily nature, is
    • with a knowledge of human nature may often be able to call the
    • lying in your deeper nature, then you can become a being such as the
    • We have now heard how our own nature is related to the Elementary
    • distinguish between the developing Beings themselves and their nature
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    • of the spiritual world at the building up of his nature and
    • Man is always surrounded by a spiritual cloud of this nature. The Ego
    • of Spirit? Just what his nerves reflect for him. The Laws of Nature as
    • to error, neither has it a higher and a lower nature. It has no
    • nature has won the victory over the lower, when his red blood has
    • become when he masters his lower nature. We see the rose as an emblem,
    • nature over the lower. In man, unlike the plant, the lower nature must
    • the vanquished lower nature, in the roses the emblem of the
    • development of the higher nature. The Rose-Cross is an emblem of man's
    • is we ourselves who have created the nature of this relationship. We
    • Nature. We now become conscious of the Beings and their activities
    • Nature.
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    • into the nature of the soul knows that a very definite quality of this
    • nature, to the natural sciences, cannot be applied in the same way to
    • — he is introducing matters of a different nature, and in another
    • the expression of its material nature. The seer directs his gaze into
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    • time. For a genuine seeker, however, the nature of this
    • And now we can really form some idea of the nature of a primeval man.
    • now look rather more closely into the nature of man if we want to
    • our bodily nature by way of the heart to the point of causing actual
    • conception of man's external bodily nature. The several organs are not
    • true nature of man. Spiritual Science must supply the key for
    • and its activity; (3) Man of the future, of whose nature we can have a
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    • understand their own nature, can agree with him spontaneously, even if
    • nature we are therefore akin to the plant only in so far as the plant
    • animal nature; he need not, unless he so chooses, feed on animal
    • but they too, together with dying nature, lose something of the
    • integrating astral body and Ego into our plant-like nature. The plant
    • a healthy human nature. This may be regarded as indicative. One must
    • the nature that once was ours before there was within us the
    • nature in a primeval epoch when it was not yet filled with impulses
    • plant-nature, as it is now, is independent of the relative position of
    • water could not have existed in a cosmic body of that nature. But the
    • and etheric body. The physical body cannot exist in material nature
    • If an impression of a soul-and-spiritual nature warms man, it would be
    • impression of a spiritual nature, but they find this incomprehensible
    • individuals who in the essential part of their nature are related in
    • nature of things that only little can have been given. The finest
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    • human evolution. In those earlier times people looked at nature
    • people looked at nature and its processes they took something
    • spiritual, something of a soul nature, into their own soul and
    • spirit life. It was not like today when the phenomena of nature
    • eliminating everything of a spirit-soul nature.
    • to its efforts to eliminate everything of a spirit-soul nature
    • concentrates solely on observing processes in nature without
    • nature. On the other hand it has become absolutely necessary to
    • eliminate spirit-soul nature that a science of spirit, based on
    • the spirit, about the eternal nature of the being of man, about
    • eternal in human nature.
    • — the question of the eternal nature
    • In examining our physical nature the ordinary scientist
    • by investigating inwardly the nature of the soul, which surges
    • everyday consciousness is concerned, our physical nature only
    • this soul life. And this spiritual nature has naturally to be
    • the soul and the bodily nature? And here he lighted upon a real
    • Vischer says: it is quite certain that the soul nature cannot
    • be in the bodily nature, but it is also just as certain that it
    • is no longer dependent on the bodily nature, but proceeds
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    • outlook toward the nature and the entire method of the science
    • nature. For this reason the existence of one border area at
    • follows that with experience of a spiritual nature we are
    • spiritual nature. But then they are all the more surprised when
    • Experience of a spiritual nature has therefore a quite
    • nature, which we quite rightly divide into categories, if
    • creature belongs to physical nature and its
    • know the nature of it.
    • on to if we are to investigate the nature of
    • method of observation cannot get at the real nature of
    • something individual through its own particular nature, it
    • their nature, for the simple reason that by means of the
    • nature of man independently of the bodily nature. However great
    • when a human being has fallen asleep, his spirit-soul nature
    • nature experiences from the moment of going to sleep to waking.
    • He experiences the spirit-soul nature unconsciously in the
    • significant things also happen to the spirit-soul nature
    • — that the spirit-soul nature simply
    • that the forces, the content that the spirit-soul nature has
    • nature living in man, of the super-sensible. The scientist
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    • not acquire any answers about the eternal nature of the human
    • you investigate nature as has been done in recent centuries?
    • always said to themselves: When I investigate nature it
    • nature are concerned we are fundamentally in the same position
    • approach the whole of nature anew in the same way that the
    • acquire quite a new insight into nature and into human
    • it is not connected with physical nature,
    • nature which is connected with the eternal character of the
    • the nature of the soul. And these people had a very real
    • nature. They perceived spirit-soul nature in every stone, in
    • the whole of nature. The human being felt this spirit-soul
    • nature in himself, and what he felt in himself he found spread
    • human being were to be told about the nature of the
    • everything that belongs to the kingdoms of nature arise like a
    • appears and since our eternal nature appears before the eye of
    • life the connection with nature has been lost, for we have no
    • real picture of nature. This or the other substance is tried to
    • spiritual nature lie behind the life of the roots, the leaves,
    • stands in relation to this world of nature, out of which he has
    • logical, abstract and limited concepts about nature and human
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    • These lectures reveal the Christocentric nature of Steiner's teachings
    • the Primal Principle, the essential nature of which can hardly be
    • remember those that are past if we can grasp the true nature of the
    • of the constitution and nature of the soul, and if he has no such
    • the study of the intrinsic nature of the soul, we prepare in
    • region of the heart. By means of this organ the nature of the earlier
  • Title: Lecture: Christ at the Time of the Mystery of Golgotha and Christ in the Twentieth Century
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    • These lectures reveal the Christocentric nature of Steiner's teachings
    • consider the nature of the Being who revealed himself in those times
    • now think of the laws of Nature. A great deal can be understood by studying
    • evolutionary period of the earth. A Being of unique nature who until
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    • only at the immediate present. The actual nature of scientific
    • Cusanus, on the other hand, was by nature disposed to be active in
    • what surrounds us in the kingdom of nature. But these concepts grow
    • surrounding man in nature; how it then tries to raise itself above
    • seeking the deepest nature of my own being. I am in nothingness when
    • search for the “I,” although all the kingdoms of nature
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    • this, we can describe the basic nature of successive time periods.
    • A third aspect was external nature with all that today is called the
    • spirit was likewise recognized in what we call nature today, the
    • thing or form of nature, they beheld an image of the spirit, because
    • they were still capable of seeing the spirit, a fragment of nature.
    • Inasmuch as all other phenomena of nature were images of the spirit,
    • or between nature and spirit; because one knew: Spirit is in man in
    • contract was felt between man and surrounding nature because one bore
    • every body in external nature. Hence, an inner kinship was
    • experienced between one's own body and those in outer nature,
    • and nature was not felt to be different from oneself. Man felt
    • external nature out of what lives in our memory, ancient man could
    • nature, he beheld the same image of spirit. No contrast existed
    • between man himself and nature, and there was none between soul and
    • Not only the human body, but in all of nature, too, forces had to be
    • pictured everywhere. Whereas formerly, nature in all its aspects had
    • spirit. This, however, implied that nature began to be something more
    • there arose the contrast between body and soul, man and nature. Now
    • as well from nature, something that also had not been the case in the
    • Nature
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    • to dominate the so-called phenomena of nature, arose in this form
    • out is then found to fit the phenomena of nature. But why this is so
    • nature — one experienced as mathematics through one's own
    • corporeal nature the mathematical images of what one had experienced
    • with one's own divine nature. The bodies of external nature
    • feeling himself within the nature of the gravitational force, man
    • be seen as arising inevitably out of human nature and evolution. In
    • glorifies the modern view of nature, glorifies Copernicanism. One must have
    • the way Giordano Bruno describes the modern conception of nature. Why
    • phenomena of nature with abstract mathematical thinking. Hence, as a
    • Their nature is such that we experience them simply through our
    • common human nature and must take them as they come. A successor of
    • spatial phenomena and processes of nature with abstract mathematics.
    • Newton's physics we meet for the first time ideas of nature
    • were conceptions of nature so torn away from man as they are in
    • nature.
    • a sort of brain or sense organ of God. Newton had torn nature asunder into
    • Goethe's nature. Goethe always had the feeling that man has to
    • was by nature Newton's adversary.
    • phenomena. It was evident to him that when nature is utterly severed
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    • something out there in the world that is somehow of a corporeal nature
    • pushed into one's own human nature, since no other place could
    • there. There was no connection with external nature, because it was
    • interminably. The basic nature of man's relation to cognition
    • events in nature. Without a coastline, as it were, the inner land of
    • concerning the nature of matter; whether it should be thought of as
    • inorganic nature, and they view even the organic in inorganic terms.
    • nature of the animate requires that I conceive of it
    • continuistically, whereas the nature of the inanimate requires that I
    • the arbitrary nature of the human mind. On the contrary, it
    • one recognizes the animate in nature in continual form and the
    • get back to our own nature and comprehend ourselves as living beings.
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    • the nature of physical corporeality.
    • To a certain extent science investigates man's inner nature,
    • qualities cannot be found in this inner nature. Therefore it has no
    • we want to discover the nature of geometry and space, if we want to
    • whereas, in accordance with their reality, their true nature, they
    • if we wish to comprehend the true nature of sound, for example, we
    • that if we want to acquaint ourselves with the true nature of sound,
    • consider the totality of human nature, the true being of man.
    • qualities in this unknown human nature; and they did not find the
    • world. The thinkers no longer understand human nature. They did not
    • abstract relationships in inorganic nature. It could not develop an
    • essential nature. Goethe's approach out of instinctive
    • theories of animal and man do not penetrate the true nature of man.
    • essential nature of man. We were not really aware of the extent to
    • that, instead of dealing with the true nature of man, they are
    • real nature, recognizing only what might make him into a
    • about nature, all understanding was gradually lost. This is what
    • from it the true nature of man, discarding it and retaining what this
    • nature, just as chemist needs deoxygenized hydrogen and therefore has
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    • scientific world conception to grasp the nature of man, we can say
    • nature. When he observed the fall of a stone, for example, in
    • external nature (an event physically separated from him) he
    • life of man. Man experienced them in unison with nature. But with the
    • Man's idea about nature began to change radically; not just the
    • be observed in nature.
    • through separation of nature's phenomena from man's
    • existence along with this separation of certain processes of nature
    • Looking at what lived in external nature and
    • see these if we look at nature. But, looking inward and focusing on
    • what is pictured as the inner nature of chemical processes is
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    • processes of nature.
    • modern conceptions about nature. They were ideas of quite a different
    • realm of nature were grasped in concepts and ideas that today are
    • Naturae (Concerning the Division of Nature) by John Scotus Erigena
    • Erigena on the division of nature, where even the term nature
    • element. He sensed that the basis of the external process in nature
    • something that is mere description of an external nature and its
    • In those ages when men felt external nature in their physical and
    • corresponds in outer nature to the processes in his physical body. It
    • breathing they were related to both outer and inner nature, hence
    • world with physics and chemistry; whereas he squeezed external nature
    • and came to grasp external nature only with his concepts of physics
    • developed conceptions from which he eliminated outer nature and came
    • to experience only so much of nature as remained in his concepts. In
    • broken with everything that was formerly known of human nature., On
    • start from the movements of man's fluids, his fluid nature. But
    • Holbach's Systeme de la nature,
    • with the ideas that prevailed at that time in outer nature. The whole
    • his own nature, he applied to himself what was well suited for a
    • speaking, so robust that they can grasp outer nature. Unfortunately,
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    • the nature of the case that the subject of a lecture course like this
    • function merely as a science that observes outer nature. During the
    • have as science of external nature what was once inner experience,
    • while our science of man's inner nature is what was once
    • human nature, in his physical body. This experience, after the great
    • our attitude toward nature, the idea prevails that what is observed
    • then we have something that lies in the nature of the body. We assert
    • property of it, something that belongs to its nature. You can
    • when we say: The nature of what is out there in space is of no
    • physical aspect is the sole object of our study of nature. You must
    • outer nature a remnant of life, it will observe what is dead I
    • what is dead. Therefore, our physics is dead by its nature.
    • at nature with the eyes of modern mechanics and physics, we must
    • Nature was not always like this. It was different at one time. If I
    • modern mechanics and physics lead you to view nature in this way, you
    • will see that nature is now a corpse so far as physics is concerned.
    • has reached the point of observing what is corpse-like in nature.
    • one time, the processes of nature were totally different. Today, we
    • nature, we study only the phenomenon in psychology and pneumatology.
    • reached by outer nature — because they even surpass this final
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    • Rudolf Steiner discusses the nature of warmth, its relationship
    • nature of heat, from its being, and to direct it to the mechanical
    • nature of heat. This is obvious to anyone who has an eye to see the
    • understand that much of our thinking misses the phenomena of nature if
    • to a greater or lesser extent, are of such a nature that in order to
    • in our relation to nature.
    • questions of the following sort: to what extent within nature are heat
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    • Rudolf Steiner discusses the nature of warmth, its relationship
    • not according to variations in the nature of the matter composing
    • enter into the inner nature of the phenomena, then only can these
    • of nature would be peculiarly affected. If you observe a basin filled
    • importance in the household of nature. Now the manner of forming a
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    • facts together so that we can reach a general conception of the nature
    • activity of this something changes the entire nature and being of what
    • as different entirely in its nature from space quantities. You must
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    • Rudolf Steiner discusses the nature of warmth, its relationship
    • manner that the real nature of warmth may be obvious to us from these
    • ourselves mentally the nature of form in solid bodies, fluids and
    • importance if we really wish to force our way through to the nature of
    • these must be placed side by side if we are to approach the nature of
    • nature of heat.
    • Please picture vividly to ourselves that when we consider the nature
    • in the sphere of outer nature heat always appears in external
    • have to consider that when external nature is observed, we simply do
    • from observation of my external bodily nature that something has been
    • to consider in external nature even lifeless inorganic nature, a being
    • We can say there is an inner kinship between the nature of our
    • immediate perception we have no organ. There are aspects of nature,
    • thus, for which we have organs and aspects of nature for which we do
    • But within the soul nature, from another side, comes the will, and you
    • human nature from that which is immediately alive in consciousness to
    • to the outer phenomena of nature and find our eye intimately connected
    • phenomena of nature which have immediate connection with us through
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    • Rudolf Steiner discusses the nature of warmth, its relationship
    • our own selves, that we carry our will nature into them. Only what
    • non-spatial in nature.
    • we wish to follow the nature of heat. In this case we have to set out
    • abstract thing, will be relatively powerless in the face of nature. He
    • before us but in order to get an intelligent idea of the nature of
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    • an important principle for our view of the nature of heat phenomena.
    • let fall, and nature herself will show you what you have said in this
    • the real nature of heat itself. The possibility then exists for us
    • state, we can explain its nature even though we are obliged to admit
    • the nature of this entity, although we can do it best in the gaseous
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    • contributed by the nature of the air itself when the pencil passes
    • nature conjures up before our eyes, as it were, pictures of processes
    • there is no necessity to enter into its real nature. A certain concept
    • in the way of tools to reveal the essential physical nature of things.
    • the real physical nature of things. This group then will have to find
    • nature of heat in all the ways we can, to approach it by all possible
    • really to include the physical. They immerse themselves in the nature
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    • a liquid we can actually lay our hands on nature's attempt to attain a
    • that nature strives universally for that which it holds as impossible.
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    • revelation of nature that is given us in the musician's ear itself.
    • his inner nature.
    • his rainbow or spectrum conjured up before us by nature herself, never
    • clear to ourselves that something of a unique nature is in the center
    • with a representation in the greatness of nature herself, which is an
    • I produce a spectrum experimentally, I grasp nature only at one pole,
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture X
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    • Rudolf Steiner discusses the nature of warmth, its relationship
    • with our considerations. When we study the nature of heat we can do so
    • nature. The whole of nature is included in it. For you cannot in the
    • whole of nature find anything not included in the form categories we
    • have mentioned. Nature disappears from us on the one hand when we go
    • follow nature in one direction until we meet what streams from the
    • the questions that nature puts to us cannot be drawn from speculation
    • When we place human nature before us in thought, we can state the
    • look at human nature in an unprejudiced way, you have to ask
    • through a certain interaction with the heat being of outer nature in
    • order to function in our will nature. Indeed heat must appear if
    • When I see form in outer nature, what brings about the form is not
    • unprejudiced way towards outer nature I have to say: Something works
    • If I experience heat in nature, then I experience what works in a certain way as my will. In the thinking and willing man we have what meets us in outer nature as form and heat respectively.
    • by will, we experience truly and essentially the outer forms of nature
    • and the outer heat being of nature. There is only one possibility for
    • us in outer nature.
    • of nature in accordance with facts obliges us to leave space when we
    • approach man, provided we properly place him in the being of nature.
    • of nature meet us in the being of man. Nature properly conceived,
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    • Thus you see that I draw near to the heat nature when I see in it a
    • striving for materialization. (If I wish to grasp its nature I can do
    • between this conception of heat based on reality and the nature of
    • longer partake of the space nature. In myself I experience in fact
    • extension that which is “intensive” in its nature. In this
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    • the other side that which we meet, so to speak, as the fluid nature in
    • certain bodies is not to be immediately derived from the nature of
    • from the nature of this influence derive anything that will show use
    • The same difficulty that meets us in the phenomena of nature
    • the limits of knowledge of nature. At least the conclusions would be
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    • manifested otherwise in the case of heat. The nature of heat is set
    • etheric natures. But since it occupied an intermediate position, it
    • at the same time and indicates by its dual nature what we actually
    • laws to former ages and infer the nature of earth evolution from what
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    • of course, understand that it belongs to the nature of matter that
    • between the inner laws of tone and the whole nature of matter as it
    • we leave out the subject when we consider tone in its inner nature as
    • inner chemical process in our fluid nature and is a part of our being.
    • phosphorescent marvel in this fluid nature. We are in our inner nature
    • technology will flow from a popularizing of science of such a nature
    • nature takes place in a mutual interaction with the outer cosmos. We
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    • nature of man. On the other hand the astral nature can be comprehended
    • as a member of the Cosmos, for this enters the physical nature at
    • nature, the cause of his existence between birth and death, but also
    • astral nature. Through such an experience man felt himself to be in a
    • nature of the ‘Ego’, and this power has been lost to modern
    • in respect of his physical nature. He must be recognized
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    • by their very nature their real content, but in waking dreams, which
    • of the true nature of the Ego, which in reality is sunk into
    • where the processes of Nature can be copied without man himself
    • contributing anything to these pictures. We attain a copy of Nature,
    • nature-knowledge and his own moral freedom.
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    • and etheric human nature.
    • through a higher inspiration a picture of the psychic-spiritual nature
    • the idea of the true nature of this imaginative presentation; for in
    • life has gone out of it. If we understand the nature of the corpse, we
    • physical man. The external forces of Nature, to which the corpse is
    • the spiritual, psychic world into his life on earth. The nature of
    • completely see the nature of earthly will. This is recognized in a
    • nature of the soul only indirectly. It can examine the nature of human
    • of this condition, from the nature of which we can realize that it is
    • dissolution of the body, because its nature shows itself, even during
    • true nature of the human soul.
    • physical Cosmology, built up on the nature-knowledge of the physical
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    • form an outer world for his psycho-spiritual nature. They remain there
    • nature acts upon man, revealing itself from the outside. But with this
    • memory. This explains in some measure the nature of philosophy which
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    • If one does not realize in one's own physical nature how something
    • understanding with one's whole nature and being what observation has
    • pre-earthly soul-nature as an echo of what he had gone through. On the
    • to the physical nature of man, death became a disturbing problem for
    • leads to an aspect of Christ's nature within the spiritual world.
    • way what had thus been given him in primæval time by nature, through
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    • before had indeed lain hidden in one's own nature, but had not surged
    • knowledge for something of a visionary nature. It tends, on the
    • And thus the soul is faced with its own eternal nature. In the
    • being — man. It sees how the spiritual centre of man's nature
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    • nature were also experienced during the state of sleep. But this
    • by its own nature on earth be so light that its antithesis which will
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    • organism of the will the true nature of the Ego. While something
    • physical and etheric event. This will-part is by its own nature
    • supernaturally-derived knowledge of the human nature complete in its
    • physical, etheric and astral organism, as well as to the nature of the
    • Therefore man strives through this spiritual-psychic being or nature
    • spiritual-psychic nature through the gates of death into the
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    • esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being;
    • such control of outer nature that the physical plane came truly under
    • outer observation. But spiritual wisdom, by its very nature, penetrates
    • as the picture of outer nature changes, so, too, does the picture of
    • in nature. Moses, however, beheld in the burning thorn bush the Being
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    • esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being;
    • before us has in it nothing of the nature of soul. But what is essential
    • salt crystal comes into existence in nature it need not necessarily
    • also the case with the animal nature of the human being. Here we are
    • the kingdoms of nature ascends, the nearer we come to beings whose center
    • nature of the animal is to be found, the astral world. Thirdly, the
    • by the mineral as such, nothing of the nature of soul is present. This
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    • esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being;
    • The Nature and Being of Man
    • around us. Today we will study the nature and being of man himself in
    • known. We will think, to begin with, of facts connected with the nature
    • the other members of man's nature, so that the structure of flesh and
    • as it does is due to the fact that the other members of man's nature
    • all the higher members of man's nature. When it is left to itself
    • is a fact of great significance and many riddles of human nature are
    • of man's nature and the first.
    • which in external nature is comparable with the mineral, then his etheric
    • member of man's nature, is seen as a kind of oval form, the source of
    • bodies in common with the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms of nature.
    • nature of man we have actually been envisaging the dowry he has received
    • present in man's nature because he has worked unconsciously upon his own
    • nature and constitution.
    • etheric body in the glandular system and the physical nature of man
    • because the physical nature remains the same, as does the glandular
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    • esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being;
    • of the nature of soul and spirit remains. The relationship between mother
    • nature; it becomes more spiritual as time goes on, until finally the
    • factors provided by nature are eliminated but the bond that has been
    • transmitted one's own nature to them would thereby be lessened.
    • the whole of man's nature. For the child's development it is not a matter
    • memory. It is often argued that nature sees to it that the child uses
    • work that is accompanied by nature. The eyes of a child have been made
    • ready by nature before birth in the mother's body, but what would
    • effect upon the eye, the preliminary work upon it must be done by nature,
    • Nature produces them in advance but they are protected by the outer
    • the child's memory should be worked upon by nature in order that then,
    • memory? Just in the way that nature works until the child's physical
    • intense absorption in the mysteries and beauties of nature.
    • nature emerging from the physical body. But naturally, when we tell
    • are to be found in nature everywhere. The occultist knows that the imagery
    • prototypes, the great processes in nature; only between the fourteenth
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    • human body at that time with the form proceeding from their own nature.
    • of the nature of soul; soul warmth was present, and not until the midpoint
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
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    • on the earth according to their nature and their stage of evolution,
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    • esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being;
    • of the Lemurian epoch man had not, as yet, his later bodily nature,
    • nature and the will of man. In this connection an evil man today would
    • be unable to cause any special damage to nature. He would be incapable
    • of man had a visible, magical effect in nature; they attracted the forces
    • man set the forces of nature ablaze. Today this is no longer possible,
    • those of Lucifer who assails man in his inner nature, in the astral
    • magical forces, men had a strong effect upon nature. They could, for
    • mastered the forces of nature and in a certain way was still able to
    • in matter itself the ideal of beauty and perfection of what nature has
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    • esoteric knowledge elaborating on the nature of the human being;
    • descended; it has also descended into everything in external nature,
    • descend into these forms that harmonize so perfectly with his nature
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    • nature and of the laws of cycles, was given out as something which,
    • let the lower nature die out, and to allow that which dwells in the
    • purposes of nature, those purposes which run through the plan of the
    • penetrated them by means of the laws of nature, — this state of
    • act according to the laws of nature is transmuted into a free gift of
    • of free love, what he was formerly driven to do by his own nature,
    • his spiritual nature is concerned, comes originally from higher
    • of nature, we cannot speak of good or evil. When we study nature in
    • forms part of a man's nature, it makes him self-seeking and
    • desire-forces of his nature, so that he purifies the sense-nature
    • within him and casts this purified nature into the River, and thereby
    • He alone understands freedom who has set his own nature free; —
    • when the outer sense-nature is so ennobled that it seeks for the good
    • with the fruits of the Earth so that our sense-nature itself is taken
    • gifted with the highest forces of human nature, which theosophy calls
    • stage of development at which his higher self, his selfless nature
    • nature, in which the noble forces of Wisdom, Beauty, and Strength
    • lower natures, though there they are chaotic and inharmonious. This
    • forces of nature. Its shadow is sometimes able, when the light is no
    • forces of nature come, if not from the technique, from the
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    • after wisdom, yet do not mingle it with their nature, but give it
    • he can then see things in their true nature, without the veil of
    • flower. The physical nature of man must be purified in its shell. We
    • plant-nature, he remains in debt. Then the actual bodily nature of
    • the things of sense, to nature-conditions, now points to the even and
  • Title: Signs and Symbols: Lecture 1: The Birth of the Light
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    • the Bull. The Mediator who killed the lower nature by thrusting the
    • point is reached. The light increases, days grow longer and nature
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    • Modern man, more than he thinks, confronts nature as a stranger —
    • a hymn or prayer to nature with its mysterious forces:
    • Nature! By her we are encompassed and enfolded, unable to withdraw
    • We are all children of nature and when we believe we are not acting in
    • into the hidden forces common to himself and nature? Here Goethe
    • addresses nature not as a lifeless being, as modern materialistic
    • Thou gav'st me glorious nature as a royal realm,
    • for nature, endeavored to enliven what flowed out of feeling allied
    • with nature and there were created those signs of feeling united with
    • nature and the universe, which we in spiritual science recognize in
    • the great creative Word that lives in nature and the whole universe
    • provided throughout the course of nature, was to make men conscious of
    • What was the nature of this primeval festival that was celebrated all
    • What was the nature of their celebration? They celebrated the end of
    • proclaims itself in nature at this time that is the symbol of hope,
    • the counter forces of nature was expressed in most languages. Today we
    • the withering and falling asleep of the forces of nature, and this
    • place in nature at Christmas time that was considered a monument, a
    • his physical nature nevertheless harbors forces that are active in
    • nature of man. It was the human soul that gradually built up the lower
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    • profounder depths, and the nature of it shall be the leitmotif of our
    • itself. Its nature differed from the present sunlight, which shines
    • inner nature of every earthly being. Then the moment arrived when the
    • his inner nature. Man must learn to know the things of earth by means
    • of his outer nature. He will evolve to the time when in his inner
    • nature the higher man, the spirit man, will glow and radiate again.
    • radiant in their innermost nature through the spiritual Light. Earth
    • significance. Rhythm rules all nature, right up to man. Only with man
    • inner nature. He must so fashion his life out of his will that it
    • Tree of Paradise, which represents all of material nature. Spiritual
    • nature is represented by the tree in Paradise that encompassed all
    • nature and, springing from it, the resurrection of the higher. Goethe
    • The square is the symbol of the fourfold nature of man: physical body,
    • nature. What speaks to him today in the lapping and surging of the
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • of nature and in the heavenly bodies.
    • warmth, cold, all that is embodied in the laws of nature
    • We will not today speak of still higher principles of human nature,
    • sight can do something similar with regard to Nature around us. Just
    • we can look with occult vision at external nature in her colors,
    • the whole of physical nature. Only there is an immense difference
    • between the etheric body of all physical nature and that of man. When
    • figure. When the occult vision penetrates all that external nature
    • discovered that in physical nature the etheric body is a plurality
    • nature.
    • multiplicity of differentiated beings, behind our physical nature. To
    • behind physical nature when we begin to have a moral perception of the
    • another way attune ourselves in moral harmony with external nature.
    • external nature meets us as green. If once more we are so
    • understand the inmost parts of my soul through external nature when
    • nature is transmuted into a moral feeling.
    • upon us; we could in this way let all that we perceive in nature
    • world itself. Then, as it were, the external veil of nature is drawn
    • the etheric world of nature is a plurality, a multiplicity. How then
    • us from behind external nature? Well, we can do so, if by way of
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    • nature-spirits. The one is disclosed to trained occult sight when we
    • summer or autumn, the dying of nature-beings in general. As soon as
    • of nature. We were able to describe yesterday, that in spring the
    • in the kingdoms of nature; the ripening process comes about because
    • possible. We have described the second sort of nature-beings by saying
    • nature-spirits of solid substance, or the nature-spirits of Earth. The
    • nature-spirits of earth, of water, and of air. There is a fourth
    • nature. As guardians they carry the seed from one generation of plants
    • or other nature-beings, to the next. We can observe that these beings,
    • can also be called the nature-spirits of Fire, or of Heat. So that, to
    • have become acquainted with four categories of nature-spirits, having
    • world, for the earth as a whole with its various kingdoms of nature,
    • of many, many such nature-spirits, which are, moreover, divided into
    • four classes. The living cooperation of these nature-spirits is the
    • principles of man's nature, we may say that we have first of all in
    • behind that the astral body. It is just the same in external nature;
    • kingdoms of nature. Now can we also speak of a sort of astral body of
    • nature-spirits — but another and still more spiritual world. When
    • man now perceives have as it were command over the nature-spirits. Let
    • those beings which we call the nature-spirits of the water, work
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    • correct conception of the nature of the spiritual beings of which we
    • for this purpose to begin to-day from the nature of man himself and to
    • make clear certain attributes of human nature, and we can then proceed
    • attribute of human nature shall be brought into very special
    • his own nature. Thus in a certain sense for these beings of a higher
    • instance, he loses himself in the various kingdoms of nature. But when
    • long as they retain their nature. The possibility of untruth does not
    • nature. For what would be the result if a being of this Hierarchy
    • can only perceive their inner nature. They would, under the impression
    • their own nature live in the realm of absolute truth and sincerity.
    • define it, to fathom the nature of love. Love is complex; we perceive
    • descend from the environment of man into the kingdoms of nature; and
    • the nature-spirits, are detached from the beings of the Third
    • namely, service to nature. Indeed, certain offspring of the Archai are
    • the beings we have learnt to know as the nature-spirits of the earth;
    • those separated from the Archangels and sent down into nature, are the
    • nature-spirits of water; and those detached from the Angels we have
    • recognized as the nature-spirits of the air. With the nature-spirits
    • nature-spirits.
    • Thus we can speak of a relationship between the nature-spirits and the
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    • IF we wish to know the nature of the spiritual forces powers active in
    • the different kingdoms of nature in the heavenly bodies, we must first
    • We tried to characterise the so-called nature-spirits, and then
    • Hierarchy and of their off-spring, the nature-spirits. If we wish to
    • more closely on the nature of sympathy and love — this was
    • with a view of what goes on in the inner nature of those beings. We
    • remains. So it is with the actual nature, with the selfhood of the
    • qualities described to-day, to everything around us in nature which
    • besides the form in the beings around us in nature. We know indeed,
    • the Second Hierarchy permeate all nature, and find expression in the
    • nature. Flowing Wisdom passes full of life through all beings, through
    • all the realms of nature; and not merely a general flowing wisdom, for
    • kingdoms of nature, just as the nature-spirits by the Third Hierarchy
    • miniature in the Kingdom of Nature. — Now the spiritual beings
    • sink down into the kingdoms of nature, are those designated in
    • Hierarchy, just as the nature-spirits are the offspring of the Third
    • matter, there rule the nature-spirits which are the offspring of the
    • earth, water, and air, to that which lives in the nature kingdoms by
    • animate and interpenetrate the beings of these nature-kingdoms, and
    • exist in the various kingdoms of Nature. Still more difficult is the
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    • soul must do if it would penetrate to the nature of the Second
    • clairvoyance plunges down into some being of the kingdom of nature; he
    • conveying the nature of his experiences, then again we gain something
    • nature, and we have learnt that the offspring of the Third Hierarchy
    • are the nature-spirits, while the offspring of the Second Hierarchy
    • of nature in rhythmic succession and repetition. The beings of the
    • too which takes place in the kingdom of nature rhythmically and in
    • 3rd Hierarchy:Manifestation.Being filled with Spirit.Nature-Spirits.
    • following lectures, the whole life and being of the Kingdoms of Nature
    • described are connected with the kingdoms of nature and with the
    • nature. In ordinary life we regard them as the inner soul-life; and
    • nature, from the physical body to the consciousness soul, are already
    • fact is the innermost part of man's nature but which, as far as the
    • consciousness. These principles of human nature are such that we speak
    • are the other principles of human nature. The whole man is a unity,
    • are beings so far exalted above human nature that they do not consist
    • nature of the hierarchies. Just as we speak of our Manas, Buddhi, Atma
    • exists above the hierarchies as the spiritual nature of the highest
    • drew near to what is so far above man and in its very nature
    • soul. Just as in man we ascend to his higher spirit-nature, to that
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    • be untrue to their nature so that their thoughts and feelings did not
    • desire to be untrue to their own nature, what would be the result?
    • be consistent with their own nature. Every untruth would be a denial
    • of their nature. That would mean nothing less than a deadening, a
    • beings had the desire to experience something in their inner nature
    • take on another nature.
    • What I have just described as the denial of their own nature by beings
    • of the Third Hierarchy, the taking on of another nature, did actually
    • nature which they need not manifest externally. That is, they had the
    • wish to deny their own nature. What did this bring about in these
    • Hierarchy which retained their own nature, cannot have. The beings of
    • Hence the necessity arose of denying their own nature and taking on
    • another nature. To develop an inner life of their own, to attain inner
    • their own nature, to deny it. They had, so to speak, to bring about in
    • within them? If we fix our attention upon the nature of the beings of
    • number of them to deny their nature was a feeling of power, of
    • own nature; untruth, falsehood. You see, it is important that you
    • this way, through betraying their own nature, arose as a second
    • independent side to their nature. This concept can provide an
    • own beings, belonging to the kingdoms of nature on the planet in
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • observable in its most external nature. With the hypotheses given us
    • nature-spirits, descend into the world of nature, and work there. We
    • over the nature of the Sun; they alone are active for the development
    • human nature (the human ego, or astral body) to be in existence under
    • fix our attention upon the nature of those spiritual beings whom we
    • different nature. We may say that what in man is his liver or his
    • its true nature. And as in man, so it is in the heavenly system. A
    • everything of a cometary or meteoric nature is ever striving to
    • nature of the Cherubim and Seraphim, in order to understand the
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    • kingdoms of nature and observe our earth clairvoyantly, we see that
    • moon-nature in the whole planetary system; and as far as we can,
    • might learn to know the sun in its peculiar nature when it is least
    • through the special nature of its composition. I have given this as an
    • nature, we must also create, at least approximately, an idea from the
    • vision when we allow the separate kingdoms of nature to work upon us.
    • Let us proceed to the consideration of the kingdoms of nature,
    • “Ego-nature,” the “I” itself. Where is this
    • a certain well-known student of nature, Raoul France, ascribed a soul
    • “Wherever facts appear in nature externally, analogous to the
    • resembling the beings which, from something of an inner soul-nature,
    • nature-philosophers, then, just as they attribute a soul to the plant
    • little as we can speak of a soul-nature resembling the animal soul
    • super-sensible nature we can find the ego of the animals. There it
    • springing forth of nature in the spring, with the waking — and
    • mineral nature which reveals sensation. Yet even the mineral reveals
    • nature in their relation to the higher worlds, and this alone can give
    • nature to the creative beings of the hierarchies, who are active and
    • Public lecture given at Helsingfors, 9th April, 1912. ‘The Nature
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    • forces which work in the beings of the kingdoms of nature on earth and
    • kingdoms of nature. We stated that man has the four principles of his
    • nature are the spirits which we have now described as the group-souls
    • nature-spirits we have to see the offspring of the Third Hierarchy,
    • clothed their concept of the nature of this Spirit in the legend that
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • kingdoms of nature, there still remains the mineral kingdom to be
    • this formation as suitable to the mineral nature. If we look at a
    • certain way with the nature of the mineral. Now occult investigation
    • the nature of the minerals we must be quite clear that, to physical
    • nature-spirits, of which we have spoken.
    • the planets create, each through its own original nature, is expressed
    • the nature of mineral substances to activities in the planetary system
    • understand, and occult vision tells us, that the astral nature of the
    • content, the inner nature expressed in the etheric stream is, by means
    • comet acquires a mineral nature; appears as a mineral intervention in
    • humanity, which works against the Luciferic influence in human nature,
    • works down into our kingdoms of nature, and is the foundation of all
    • the wonders of the heavens. For even in our kingdoms of nature either
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    • human nature than has previously been possible through anthroposophy.
    • discussion of the nature and meaning of the Ten Commandments of Moses.
    • examine more closely the fundamental nature of this remarkable
    • divine nature working forth. If you do not recognize Me in you, I
    • shall pass away as your divine nature in your children, grandchildren
    • that man has within himself is to be found in all the rest of nature.
    • nature working forth — not ‘I am a zealous God!’; that says
    • nature of the consciousness that should flow into the people.
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    • meaning. They indicate that something of a most essential nature took
    • from the good powers, but was of demoniacal nature. All the strange
    • and true nature of Christ, whose second coming indicates a maturing of
    • nature. Abraham realized that behind the phenomena of the sense world
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    • natures (and these are not the irreligious), begin to have no further
    • his whole organization and on the nature of the forces in him) begins
    • human nature?
    • approve of it completely. For example, human nature in the first seven
    • nature, lie the Luciferic forces. Knowledge of such a fact is given
    • unjustified egoism in our nature, all withdrawing from the activities
    • organic forces of our human nature, which are intended to develop in
    • nothing else in nature or in the spiritual life in the course of human
    • emancipated Ego, come into full harmony with his nature. Were there
    • — In the nature of things this man could never find his way with
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    • with the spirits of nature; but we cannot go into this today. In the
    • initiation should, according to its whole nature, work impersonally.
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    • life, we then see how in his physical existence the spiritual nature,
    • fact, be different, but the succession according to nature is just
    • vertical nature. What comes about in man, taking place in the ego,
    • the nature of conscience, the child places himself just as into the
    • darts into man the moral human nature — indeed, the religious
    • permeation of the nature of man. These are truly lofty forces which
    • ourselves: For the real nature of man, the state of sleep, out of
    • being is not only that entity living in flesh, but in his inner nature
    • our own nature only as bodily, the corresponding forces are then
    • ourselves from the very nature of man.
    • The nature of our link in association with these Beings is of
    • every thought passes over into our whole spiritual human nature. We
    • death, he has in a certain way formed his nature morally. Always
    • but also the nature of a living or dying branch of language, a
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    • only the soul-spiritual nature, thoughts were something entirely
    • nature. We know it is the residue of a living human being. The living
    • nature can never give to a corpse the form in which it exists. The
    • as one looks back from the corpse, in which only the forces of nature
    • something out of the pre-earthly life. The living nature of ancient
    • first period of Christian evolution as the nature of Christianity:
    • feeling nature, since living thinking was then still in existence.
    • disappear, and that the nature of anthroposophy would have to be
    • form of the conception of nature. You know that Augustine is said to
    • Golgotha. But this Event of Golgotha is of such a nature as can be
    • manner in which they had lived with manifestations of nature had come
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • I say clarity of soul rather than merely of an intellectual nature.
    • nature, as well as the opposite tendencies which preceded and had
    • a being whose nature is not understood today, and yet it is clear
    • Nature herself works according to artistic impulses? If it were so,
    • human science, according to Nature, would have to become an artist,
    • for otherwise there would be no possibility of understanding Nature.
    • scientist. His standpoint is: Nature may be an artist or a dreamer;
    • cultivate science. What does it matter to us if Nature is an artist?
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • Nature. But — to take a significant point — you cannot
    • help saying: Nature is round the young child too, for example. But in
    • Nature. The little child has to get something from Nature by coming
    • into relation with human beings with whom it can experience Nature in
    • can experience Nature in common. This was not possible during the
    • Nature. When the old speak of Nature it is as though they were
    • nature. People do not know any longer what it means to be young and
    • profounder natures in the modern youth movement. By no means
    • real question is: How is man to awaken the deepest nature within him,
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • around the whole of Nature there seemed to hover a spiritual aura,
    • consciousness he can work very little upon his own nature. if we were
    • full of Nature-forces. People entered sleep — or if they were
    • and the ideas of nature evolved in “childish” times. No
    • well-nigh absorbed by the spirituality of Nature when he leaves his
    • spirituality of Nature, you should see what a ghastly, shrunken
    • stretches out into the world of spiritual Nature between sleeping and
    • of such a nature that for Father Mager it amounts to a lot of
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • man's deeper spiritual nature, that for the future, moral
    • Paul Rée. Paul Rée treated the moral nature and its
    • illuminate both Nature and his own life — this had passed away.
    • materialism is in itself of the nature of the empty phrase, and no
    • our human nature. The soul is most of all like the Spirit, therefore
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • the individual is able to call forth from his inmost nature. I
    • of which he had a picture as real as the world of Nature when he
    • opened his eyes in the morning. Outside he saw Nature around him, the
    • gift to his inner nature from some living divine being outside him.
    • knowledge of Nature. He said that supernaturalism could not be
    • through the forces of nature, but must be the remains of a living
    • experience. If we look at outer Nature, we reach first Imagination,
    • Imaginations as such, then with Imaginations of Nature we have at the
    • immediately upon outer perception. In the world of Nature, however,
    • acknowledge that outer science by its very nature can only comprehend
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • that the question of the nature of the universe has resounded from
    • whole nature of man. And that is what is needed.
    • times in three months, Nature will ruin some particular crop on the
    • into the present, as through his bodily nature he is led onwards in
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • that is the mood that has crept into the whole nature of knowledge
    • same time of the nature of remembrance. Where tradition is concerned,
    • The other has nothing to do with the essential nature of knowledge.
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • to understand rightly the nature of thought which had, as it were,
    • from Nature. Kepler felt himself to be partly an Initiate, and for
    • thinking about Nature has become an impossibility for later science.
    • by youth: How can we find the Spiritual in Nature, how can we find it
    • unscientific this bringing the Spirit into the study of Nature and of
    • gather the nature of their soul-life from their books were, even in
    • profounder natures were living in the midst of the superficial ones
    • these profounder natures, which is possible through Spiritual
    • others of a deeper nature looked with disturbed feelings upon the
    • nature of what is living. But others felt that this whole business
    • only wish to indicate to you by these examples the nature of those
    • activity we must reconquer the divine nature of thinking.
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • differentiate in the soul between what was active in human nature up
    • lively conviction of individual human nature, so that they thus
    • older cultural order; it was of the nature of art. Today too we need
    • manifestation of secret forces of Nature,” which simply means
    • be achieved with concepts that lead us in the domain of outer Nature.
    • subordinate super-sensible member of man's nature can arise only
    • everything of the nature of art, the more are they led away from
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • possibility of differentiating between human beings. For human nature
    • bring an offering to the great God of Nature by lighting a
    • sacrificial fire, kindled from Nature herself.
    • humanity. Man has more and more to experience out of Nature
    • of my own nature I could not previously have done, just as I should
    • they were to have these experiences out of their own nature. Freedom
    • has become possible only by the withdrawal of Nature. To the extent
    • Nature ceases freedom becomes possible. Through his own striving,
    • deeper sense than the external knowledge of Nature, but it is at the
    • from that time onwards the force of the ego nature first begins to
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • a connection with Nature formed between her and his head. Everything
    • from Nature through the head. Between man and Nature today there
    • to an ideal condition, because the rest of human nature asserts its
    • has felt becomes part of his own nature. But this living ourselves
    • described yesterday, so that through the outer man the soul-nature of
    • deeper forces must work up out of human nature if men are to give
    • a phenomenon of Nature is observed — except that this
    • accordance with nature. If you were to devise an apparatus for a
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • the physical body is perceived as being of the nature of soul and
    • truth is that outer Nature draws it forth. In olden times men saw the
    • soul-spiritual nature. But these men did not ascribe any great
    • way of comprehending what is of the nature of soul and spirit.
    • to imagine that what they saw as dumb show in Nature — the
    • into the being of Nature. It would never have occurred to human
    • beings who felt in this way to look out into Nature at animals,
    • dance of atoms for his calculations about Nature.” Yes, that is
    • make calculations about Nature. Calculations in those days meant
    • already saw more deeply into things. It was more in the nature of a
    • Nature. The outer had become clearly perceptible and man is beginning
    • content, is of the nature of gesture, of surface; it expresses itself
    • nature and being of man. This insight into the nature of man will
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    • languages." Youth longs to find spirit in nature, warm community life,
    • still of a spiritual nature; it wafted like a magic breath through
    • concepts from observation of external Nature, and from outer
    • from outside today, from external Nature observed by the senses. And
    • scientifically and verified by Nature, it becomes the ideal towards
    • Yet these concepts have taken on new life from outer Nature. Inasmuch
    • which acquire new life from outer Nature. But it is a life which
    • bound to Nature but which devours the human being. How does it devour
    • draws from Nature, we can never understand man. What does our
    • understood the kingdoms of Nature as arising out of man, modern
    • civilization grasps man as arising out of Nature, as the highest
    • If we fill our soul with what our thinking has become through Nature,
    • leading to man. There the dragon has entirely devoured human nature.
    • nature, in their development. Many things could be found in such
    • nature of monuments upon which was inscribed what was intended to
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    • organically driven into phantasms. The bones may spread their nature
    • the concept of the threefold nature of the human organism or the human
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    • way that the attempt is made to explain their nature externally. The
    • falling asleep to awakening and also in that part of his nature which
    • Luciferic nature into the human head formation. “And he cast his
    • nature in the organism apart from the head.
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    • of coercive nature. You cannot make the intelligence of mankind your
    • Christ impulse, through its very nature, will become the same for
    • head. And here we touch a well-known secret of human nature, a secret
    • our fantasies become realities is connected with our human nature, and
    • of vitality through its very nature. Into these forces of vitality the
    • desire-nature which underlies the willing; and through the fact that
    • the personal element is concealed in our desire-nature, our human
    • nature on this path.
    • human nature, and I have shown you by Milton's Paradise Lost,
    • regard to the mineral nature. Let us deal at once with the most
    • this is only an activity of the human being, an effect of his nature.
    • in his being the signature of mineral nature, of external physical
    • nature. The outer mineral is heavy. But that which gives us, for
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    • used for the comprehension of the real nature of the Mystery of
    • in order to see what was the nature of this human primeval
    • which is gradually derived from the nature processes in the way the
    • nature. To be sure, since the appearance of Greek thinking the
    • transformation of mankind indicates by its very nature that human
    • nature of this special experience which will suggest to human beings
    • nature said something entirely different, as if outer nature demanded
    • and what external nature says, they have been ridiculed. Hegel, for
    • thoughts about nature — and not all of Hegel's thoughts are
    • nature; but just look at this or that process in nature: it does not
    • agree with your ideas. Then Hegel answered: Too bad for nature!
    • nature were really to correspond to this thinking, she would have to
    • become accustomed to that which nature teaches. Most people who find
    • nature observation they really bear two souls within themselves, two
    • really forces me to form a picture about nature. But this does not
    • coincide with nature herself. Then, as I become more familiar with
    • life, I also acquire in the course of time what nature herself
    • which works in us, to be sure, but whose nature we do not recognize in
    • observation of nature and the truths that are found in the sciences,
    • to understand external nature.
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    • nature and human freedom. The natural-scientific thinking
    • the human being as a member of the rest of nature, the latter being
    • the necessity of nature be reconciled with freedom? It shows, in other
    • omnipotence of the necessity of nature. One does not express it in
    • The matter is similar in regard to the necessity of nature. During the
    • Wisdom was considered the fundamental attribute of the Divine Being. The concept of Omnipotence only gradually penetrated the idea of the Divine Being, from the fourth century onward. It continued to develop. The concept of personality was abandoned and the predicate was transmitted to the mere order of nature, which is conceived of more and more mechanically. And the modern concept of the necessity of nature, the omnipotence of nature, is nothing but the result of the evolution of the concept of God from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Only, the qualities of personality were abandoned and that which constituted the concept of God was taken over into the structure of thinking about nature.
    • which then became the leading upper current: the nature necessity.
    • prepared in the form of a sub-current of nature-necessity must
    • This is a problem, terrifying in its nature. If we investigate it
    • forth, one will not gain an insight into that nature which, according
    • to Goethe's prose Hymn to Nature, comprises man. For nature, as
    • with a conception of nature which, to be sure, for the time being only
    • own nature and being. Therefore they show something in their
    • It is very necessary today that we recognize the nature of the
    • is dangerous today to cling to mere nature necessity, to that kind of
    • fatalism which is expressed in nature necessity. For education,
    • based upon nature necessity, upon the omnipotence of nature
    • we clearly elaborate the Ahrimanic element and know the nature of the
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    • nature herself for the soul element, for the spiritual element, whose
    • time about that which we call today the order of nature, he would not
    • have understood a word of it. An order of nature in our sense did not
    • the spiritual as well as the nature powers. For him, there existed no
    • will and the necessity of nature did not exist for him. Everything was
    • inkling of a certain necessity of nature enters human thoughts. But
    • this necessity of nature is still far removed from that which we call
    • today the mechanical or even the vital order of nature; at that time,
    • Providence. Providence and nature events are still one. Man knew that
    • he was, however, conceived of as unitary, the God in nature, the God
    • nature and Providence that is inside in man meet one another.
    • am a being of nature outside and at the same time I am myself.
    • This line represents, on the one hand, the existence of nature
    • outside-inside, of nature existence and human existence. Man begins to
    • feel the contrast between himself and nature. And if I am again to
    • What man has in common with nature remains outside his consciousness.
    • We have, through our head organization, an incomplete nature
    • beings of elemental nature of whom I have spoken yesterday,
    • grasping, in a sensitive way, the peculiar nature of the sense process
    • imparted to us that of like nature to that which was imparted to human
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    • the nature of our consciousness.
    • of nature known to us, but also of the forces of the higher spiritual
    • when observing nature. But no one asks whether it is permissible to
    • observe historical life in the same way one observes external nature.
    • to know the real nature of these two moments, we all, in a certain
    • strengthening this or that force in human nature. It can easily be
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    • clear-cut concepts about nature. One does not dare to acknowledge that
    • more spiritual nature than events in general. This is connected with
    • soul dwelt in the body, and that it now becomes a nature-being, given
    • over to the nature forces, to the external physical forces. The
    • physical nature forces. If a human being suffers a violent death, he
    • is suddenly delivered not only to the normal nature forces, but his
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    • that was not in the outside world and is of a soul nature. This
    • function of an irrational nature. ...”
    • function of an irrational nature, which has nothing to do with
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    • before us the mirror of our bodily nature. That is the
    • to withering and destruction. And there the laws of nature are
    • of nature and the spiritual laws do not follow two separate
    • his spiritual and soul nature so that the natural law at once
    • is only a law of objective nature.” Behind this objective
    • without thinking that behind the facts of nature are spiritual
    • event, whether a mere activity of nature or not, is at bottom
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    • nature and neither the eye nor the consciousness has any
    • space but is the creation of our own subjective nature. Well,
    • as images developed by his own inner nature. It could
    • really express the essential nature of sight? Then we see the
    • reality and the nature of the connection between human beings
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    • When we concentrate upon the whole soul nature we must not say:
    • which it can then follow the path through the paternal nature.
    • Inner Nature of Man,
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    • him of himself, that he was permeated by the same soul-nature as
    • other group-soul qualities be shed, and the individual nature of each
    • to Truth. That is indeed the peculiar [eigenartige] nature of
    • prefers the nature, the laws of the world as existing in the Oriental
    • a living being performs out of its inner living nature, when it pushes
    • express itself more and more in the external nature of man; and that
    • has attained the Christ nature in himself. That is the meaning of a
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    • touching human nature can be learnt. And so today, something can be
    • and from thence will show the nature of Zarathustrianism today; for he
    • the physical brain. Something of this nature can only be implanted
    • knew something of Mars, Saturn, etc., because the nature of these
    • nature of his mission, then this people itself, which is his mission,
    • faculties, according to their nature, by expressions derived from the
    • were not independent; the I-ness or Ego-hood, Ego-nature, did not come
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    • mankind, and everything of a hindering nature in the
    • to the subjective nature of man, and generalise it over the
    • condition from which subjective nature in an older epoch, and
    • nature, there would be nothing born on the Earth, were it not
    • kingdoms of nature and man, is dependent on the activity of the
    • various kingdoms of nature. That is a deception, a maya. It was
    • simply be woven into an ordering of Nature, and whatever
    • is the deceptive nature of our age to which all fantasy still
    • sensible phenomena of Nature supersensible Spiritual beings
    • the external ordering of Nature. But we have no concepts by
    • means of which we can come behind this external Nature to that
    • everything of a deeper nature, — all that could lead one
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    • the nature of man in the period between going to sleep and
    • into the nature of sleep, we must remember that it is just in
    • may use that expression, he would not have external nature
    • nature wean feel ourselves to be free persons.
    • psychic, Spiritual nature, inspiring it, therefore we rea11y
    • in our nature, filling it with their Intuition, therefore we
    • in the world of external nature one phenomenon is linked on to
    • say, absorb our Spiritual, Psychic nature. They permeate
    • external nature, together with the Beings of the third
    • into the external, sensible nature. Modern man, in the delusion
    • third Hierarchy were bound up with the external nature which he
    • Beings of the third Hierarchy with the phenomena of nature, and
    • placed the Beings of the third Hierarchy in external nature. He
    • considered the phenomena of nature as brought about by this or
    • phenomena of nature. It is an important fact, that this change
    • ordering of Nature which consists contains no ideals, which of
    • that one can never think that through what goes on in Nature,
    • something else than a mere external Ordering of Nature. But
    • — so, that the ideals are able to enter into Nature, into
    • of Nature and his own ideals appear to him side by side, but he
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    • Atlantean man was still able to subjugate living nature; the spirit of
    • the fifth root-race can only control lifeless nature, the latent
    • in Kama-Manas man frees himself again from the pure nature-basis.
    • organ through which man is severed from his nature-basis. There is an
    • because man is chained to mineral nature, to Peter, to the rock, the
    • The human being who still has a connection with the animal nature
    • for earthly sight, who still belongs to the Uranus-nature, to heaven.
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    • belonged in their whole nature to what we call the Moon evolution.
    • twofold nature (it stood under the sign of the gods Ormuzd and
    • feminine, it is always the feminine nature that is chosen as the
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    • into human nature. By so doing she was the sole cause of the first war
    • of the lower nature; it is what draws us downwards, the great signpost
    • showing us what we can come to if we succumb to our lower nature.
    • meet this everywhere in writings of an esoteric nature. It is also a
    • innermost nature.
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    • course, lies in the nature of the material because lectures on
    • today, the natural scientist, probing into nature, speaks of the
    • misunderstanding of what the nature of sensitivity is. We come to a
    • also existed a kind of mineral. These were the two kingdoms of nature
    • very nature. Today, this is no longer done. Uranus, for example does
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    • because, in accordance with the nature of its being, it goes back to
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    • oneself in the nature of numbers in order to gain an insight into the
    • possible to gain knowledge of the nature of things. There was,
    • that knowledge concerning the nature of numbers would lead to the
    • unfathomable. Everywhere in nature you find that nothing reveals
    • him, On the Divisions in Nature which reveals a great
    • Before that there is not much else he can do than to let nature take
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    • realized that everything spread out in the rest of nature is
    • rest of nature, of all materials and forces. If you study the nature
    • able to point to something in it that is of like nature in the human
    • there in nature. Let us look back to an earlier time when there were
    • constituted heart. To be sure, everywhere in nature there are obscure
    • being with nature. He said that the individual beings in nature are
    • destructive forces resting in his lower human nature will have been
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • entered so deeply into the processes of nature and realised so well
    • us at the other phenomena and occurrences of nature and see how these
    • all observations of nature, because fire is, so to speak, the portal
    • fire amongst the objects of nature. One touches some object and
    • something of the nature of smoke. Thus you see how warmth or fire
    • one who does not simply stare at a metal, but ponders over its nature
    • towards outer nature, either to release those elemental spirits which
    • here at all of the human Ego, it speaks of those nature spirits, of
    • religion; he has religious understanding of the processes of nature,
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • their own inner nature were progressing and developing, rising from
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • his human nature of four parts which are the key to all spiritual
    • such a nature that it can contain the Spirit-self or Manas. It is the
    • exceptionally sublime nature; they have power to receive the
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • spiritual Beings who are of a supremely high, sublime nature.
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • very special place, they are of such a nature that their sphere of
    • to-morrow we shall have to consider the nature of the sons of Mercury
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • To-day we shall consider more in detail the nature of those members
    • nature of man and of his developments, can we rise to the
    • consideration of the nature of the members of the higher Hierarchies.
    • (6) and Atma (7). If you want to be clear about the nature of an
    • study the nature of an Angel one would have to say that the Angel has
    • two-fold nature, as if behind the physical man, growing out of
    • should look into this wonderful complexity of the human nature. Many
    • we may recognise the true nature of those personalities who, when met
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    • illuminating the actions of the spiritual beings in the kingdoms of nature
    • breastplate from nature — Cancer, the Crab; that which is out
    • which the Crab has from nature, hence that region was called ‘the
    • ancient consciousness, in the bull nature of man. And. the name given
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    • consider the nature of the Angels, for instance, do we see in them
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    • idea of this in seeing towns which have been given over to nature.
    • into their bodily nature; (which they received on the Moon) all the
    • old Nature. Thus, as far down as the Angels, or part of them, we have
    • a different nature from those other Beings who formerly descended to
    • quite different nature, who did nothing, nothing at all, to force
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    • of life. Failures are inevitable, and we must not grieve over them. Nature
    • Nature know that the higher spiritual law is bound to bring to pass
    • penetrate beyond the outer nature of things. The star of Lucifer,
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    • about the nature of the higher worlds. Not only in olden times were
    • nature, the physical body, the etheric body, the astral body and the
    • principles of man's nature that we possess — the ego,
    • of human nature between death and a new birth; we will only clearly
    • out; we must, so to say, acquire this twofold nature. On the one hand
    • water and in what surrounds us in the different realms of nature.
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    • The Nature of the Physical and the Astral Worlds
    • minerals, belonging to the lower realms of nature, may arouse an
    • passions, or cultivates thoughts of different nature according to the
    • character. Self-metamorphosis, then, is of the very nature of the
    • remain as to their essential nature in the higher region. This holds
    • who has spiritual sight knows that the nature of these things changes
    • thinking about the nature of conscience; they recognise as a kind of
    • exists in his astral aura as a form or shape of the nature of thought
    • spiritual evolution. The phrase ‘nature makes no jumps’
    • is untrue; Nature continually makes jumps at decisive moments. And
    • disappeared. The spiritual beings are of such a nature that our inner
    • left behind, since the nature of his evolution demanded the
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    • statements of a non-historical nature in Oriental spiritual life. But
    • because a being can only reflect in accordance with its own nature.
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    • nature. Let us say — and do not take the word amiss — the
    • soul life by sinking into the mystical depths of their inner nature.
    • sank into his inner nature he found his Brahman; and he knew what he
    • the powers and forces of external nature. It may be said that the
    • contacts in his inner nature, who arouse a certain fear and dread,
    • to his own nature; if he is morally, developed he confronts these
    • world a preliminary development of the moral nature was imperatively
    • accordance with the nature of the powers holding sway in the
    • divine in its nature, illumined in the inner being of man by a light
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    • fact that man is of the same nature and essence as the ‘That,’
    • penetration of the ultimate nature of our world) was combined in the
    • to be found along the path through the inner nature were reserved for
    • physical world, although He is a being of the same nature and essence
    • and enters into the inner nature of man. This has been an event of
    • enter into it more and more. In the mysteries, too, the nature of the
    • physically within, or understood in His Dionysian nature; He had
    • within, of finding the mystical Christ in His Dionysian nature. First
    • soul of such a nature that a mystical Christ within human evolution
    • being within man's inner nature, a purely earthly being such as he
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    • let us call up before our minds the most radical change in the nature
    • this the different members of our human nature were connected
    • characteristic of etheric nature. It arose from all things, for they
    • physical bodily nature, and they will eventually have the possibility
    • whole nature of man again to understand the light of Lucifer's realm,
    • straight line, but runs its course, as does everything in nature. I
    • nature in the course of time, and that the same thing has to be
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    • again say a few words about the nature of the Lucifer.
    • observing external nature or by descending into the inner life of the
    • Now the whole nature
    • nature so far as its lower members were concerned, and that its
    • we see how the essential nature of an entire people expressed itself
    • under the laws of time is regulated by the measure and the nature of
    • we speak of beings existing simultaneously, in whose nature,
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    • other intuitions and inspirations which pertain to the moral nature,
    • down into the world, the more allusion is made to the nature and
    • it were the nature of permanence, they are far more sublime than that
    • considers its real nature — not an abstraction, but something
    • the nature of the European mysteries knows that Skythianos is the
    • investigation from out its very nature. The elements of what we learn
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • himself: between nature and the spiritual world. What is above
    • above. At the same time he sees what is merely nature beneath him; it
    • Take your stand between God and Nature and let the human being in
    • all that can be gleaned from nature, everything necessary for
    • nature.
    • relationship between man and nature has become a more intimate one.
    • to us in the sense of smell, something of their inner nature in
    • example, when the eye sees a rose as red, the inner nature of the
    • this is conditioned by the inner nature of the rose we become
    • acquainted, to a certain extent, with this inner nature. If we touch
    • the inner nature are revealed, but the real consistency as well
    • the nature of objects still more deeply than through this seventh
    • nature through and through, as in the case of temperature, but their
    • nature to vibrate, and it is through tone that we perceive the inner
    • mobility of objects. When we strike an object its inner nature is
    • according to their inner nature, according to their inner vibration,
    • enter the soul-nature of things, and we shall see that by means of
    • spirit as well: we enter the spirit of nature. Each sense has a
    • different nature and a different character.
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    • in the order that accords with the nature of man. Today it shall be
    • the nature of things.
    • to master the nature of these three senses. Theosophy enables us to
    • in his entirety must be comprehended through his own inner nature.
    • not enquire further into the nature of the phenomenon. But from the
    • nature. Let us first recall and examine the sense of smell. What is
    • the nature of the stream emanating from the astral body in smelling?
    • It is none other than the nature of will. The impulse of will that
    • stream is of the nature of will, it pertains to feeling
    • effect partakes of the nature of thought. It represents a
    • body itself, which is of an astral nature. It transmits the sense of
    • these beings we are carried into the innermost nature, the soul, of
    • are here active, but they are of the same nature as his own astral
    • and helped by beings of a substance similar in its nature to that of
    • its meaning. Thus we can experience the inner nature of a sound we
    • of that people must feel the nature of the ego to be such as
    • inspired in man. The truth concerning the nature of speech is that it
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    • and to surrounding nature, to the whole world. We have ascended to
    • The nature of this spiritual being helps us to
    • would be the nature of an organ in which these four currents work
    • becomes the retina. That is the way nature's architects work. A
    • will interpolate a few elucidating remarks in the nature of
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    • had no use for the fish nature, that he had to expel it before
    • not of his nature. He could not have become a human being if he had
    • reasoning in a way that ignores the true nature of the countenance as
    • nature as the one that runs from right to left in man, but while the
    • soul overlap, and we can actually understand the nature of the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • the organization of the nature of man as body, soul, and spirit, from
    • a mental picture of the nature of the soul as it has its being on the
    • them their true form; ergo, it must be of a permanent nature.
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    • this conflict, to this dual nature of soul life.
    • from his environment, his milieu. The nature of his
    • What is the nature of this inability to understand?
    • shows the soul life to be of such a nature that the conceptions
    • bored is a poor observer of nature. People, on the other hand, can
    • conceptions regarding the nature of body, soul, and spirit. These
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    • Today, we gained an insight into the nature of desires
    • of our existence much depends upon the nature of the lives they lead.
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    • the manifold nature of the soul life. In Hegel we find a thought
    • riddles of consciousness will be solved and the whole peculiar nature
    • There is something else, something in the nature of a
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • point of view. Two years ago the physical nature of man was discussed
    • psychosophy, our subject was the nature of the human soul; this year
    • we shall discuss the spiritual nature of man. Today's lecture will be
    • in the nature of a preparatory introduction.
    • spiritual nature might attract notice, but within the realm of
    • the total nature of man is thought of as consisting of but two parts,
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • it can arise in man's nature and achieve being there.
    • of the nature of man.
    • receives his super-sensible nature from the God, so that through a
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    • could be shown that at bottom it is only through his own nature and
    • because the nature of his organization is such as to cause him to
    • which, as your inner feeling tells you, is not of the nature of the
    • spiritual, super-sensible nature and can enter the realm of our
    • something else. All error is of a spiritual nature, and we must have
    • that he feels he must strive to realize his own higher nature, a
    • nature that would give him complete mastery over all that in his
    • nature of the divine-spiritual.
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    • whole nature, must be counted among the super-sensible worlds. We
    • enthusiasm for the beauty and grandeur of God's nature, for
    • cases quite agreeable. As a rule, people disregard the nature of what
    • glorious divine nature, whereas we could make so much of it if we
    • nature, and how little opportunity he has to find peace and inner
    • adapted we are to what lives in the great realm of nature. Another
    • voices the tranquility of earth's lovely nature. Beneath him lies
    • eyes, and he senses the greatness of nature's laws — repose in
    • pendulum, the inner tone in the nature of man.
    • When we study the laws of nature, study what still lives
    • natural laws — the true laws of nature out there in space —
    • reveals itself in the laws of nature with that inner quiet
    • really understand the essence of nature's laws we know, indeed, that
    • laws of nature gives assurance that in it, man must find the
    • inherent verity of the laws of nature, and it applies even when man
    • spread out in nature as spirit deeds manifested in natural laws, and
    • inner peace and harmony of nature's laws are always held up as the
    • of that sort of spiritual cognition, including the nature of man,
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    • The man of to-day confronts Nature around him as a stranger. He is far
    • more of a stranger to Nature than he thinks, far more even than he was
    • life? He addressed a Hymn, a kind of prayer to Nature with all her
    • Nature! — we are surrounded and embraced by her; we cannot draw back
    • would fain oppose them ... She (Nature) is all in all. She alone
    • Verily, we are all Nature's children. And when we think we are least
    • Nature and stream into our own being. Again, there are so few who
    • common to Nature and to the human being. I refer to that passage in
    • Faust where Goethe addresses Nature, not as the dead, lifeless being
    • Thou gav'st me Nature as a kingdom grand,
    • Nature awakened in him and these words were an attempt to bring to
    • itself was still organically united by living ties to Nature. And it
    • was as tokens of this ‘feeling at one’ with Nature and the universe
    • representative, the symbol of the Word Creative in Nature around us,
    • understand the course of Nature. It was for this that the Festivals
    • falls while it is still winter, but Nature is already heralding a
    • ascendant, will be victorious over the opposing powers of Nature. The
    • the Nature-forces. The days grow shorter and shorter up to the time
    • forces of the animal nature.” It was verily a victory of the Sun when,
    • lower nature of man in order then to take up its abode in the
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    • place in the universe. Rhythm holds sway in the whole of nature, up to
    • Paradise, representing all-embracing material nature. Spiritual Nature
    • The Rose Cross is also a symbol of the death of the lower nature and
    • The square is the symbol of the fourfold nature of man; physical body,
    • At that time man understood the language of nature. To-day he no
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • even in a far distant past. For in the autumn, when outer Nature
    • soul shining into the darkness of Nature seems to be an eternal
    • festival. Just as Divine wisdom can be perceived in outer nature if we
    • Luciferic forces began their work, man had a nature, an entelechy that
    • can be victorious over the lower nature which clings to you as the
    • human soul in its original nature, the childhood-spirit of man as it
    • nature, man believes, because he sees it with his eyes, that what the
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    • nature of the union of Christ with Jesus, but the relationship of
    • This, in the nature of things, might give rise to arrogance. If the
    • to the obliteration of insight into the essential nature of Christ.
    • and directly connected with the existence of the stars, with nature,
    • Nature-Mysteries. The Southern practice spread towards the North,
    • like nature to the Father.
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    • sought in an epoch when understanding of the nature of substances was
    • book Christianity as Mystical Fact I have indicated the special nature
    • outer nature shall be gained through the forces within man. ‘Schools
    • the inner nature of the world before we can acquire super-sensible
    • knowledge, and it is only then that we can penetrate into the nature
    • the earth, proceeding from their bodily nature. In a state of dream
    • nature — Jahve. Thus we have the Christmas Tree on the one side, and
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • spread. But by its very nature Christianity was not intended to be a
    • realisation of the nature of man's own soul-being was intimately
    • nature in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
    • longer possible. The possibility of understanding the real nature of
    • illumined the discussions that were held on the nature of this
    • in which the two natures — the Divine and the Human — had been
    • human nature in its primal purity when he celebrates the Festival of
    • the difference in nature between the Father God and the Son God. And
    • defined feeling of the difference in the nature of the Son God on the
    • Nature Who had ensouled a human being in a way that had never before
    • Nature, by the Christ, imparts meaning and purpose to the whole of
    • death in human nature — then he confronted the very deepest
    • becomes visible and is known in its spiritual nature. Such knowledge
    • knowledge of the nature of Christ. We need a new understanding of the
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ Within Us
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    • and greater understanding of the real nature of Christ. And we have
    • nature, but have no single word to say about the forces that have
    • they can be discerned; but to describe the intrinsic, essential nature
    • man? The higher members of human nature are no longer in the corpse
    • man's being and nature are indissolubly connected with all cosmic
    • cosmic being are connected with the inmost nature of man was
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    • years. Let us consider the nature of this progress. After the great
    • nature of these Teachers of humanity if we are clear as to the way
    • a different nature, could in that particular brain take the form which
    • different Being altogether. He was an individual of such a nature that
    • represented a sort of double nature; a spiritual being lived in this
    • extent, of the nature of a necessity. In the 5th to the 6th century
    • of quite a different nature; they had but little of the forces of the
    • such, for the inner nature of man evolved gradually, stage by stage.
    • the inner nature of man, so to speak. For indeed we cannot but say to
    • different side. He had to draw into human nature itself, to incarnate
    • within it. The Bodhisattvas transformed the inner nature of man; this
    • Being transformed his whole nature. He made it possible for the
    • of quite a different nature. Whereas in the case of the other great
    • nature of man from the other side. He also works, from the other side,
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • nature of man, reincarnation and karma, and the evolution of humanity
    • may say: — Causes and effects of this nature are connected with
    • mature enough to do so. A noble nature will, even in childhood, be
    • natures, less ‘wobbly’ in their astral bodies, or, as
    • nature of their being, something invisible flows forth from them to
    • the souls around them. Through their very nature they radiate a
    • be right! People wish to stamp their own nature, with its personal
    • nature, prematurely old, for the very core of their being is killed.
    • first of all be quite clear as to the nature of the trouble in a
    • spiritual sense. It will be well to begin with the nature of pain, and
    • then pass on to the spiritual understanding of the nature of illness.
    • What is the nature of pain? We will now consider external pain, such,
    • — We shall never be able to explain the nature of pain from the
    • physical, he will have a weak inner nature, he will be the victim of
    • does not build up strength in his spiritual nature. If he does this, a
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • ‘inoculated’ with the luciferic influence. The whole nature
    • influence, something entered human nature which would otherwise have
    • his ego he had something of Divine substance and of Divine nature. The
    • therefore say that with the reception into the inner nature of man of
    • they could only see the physical world of nature.
    • the very depths of the nature and being of man, those words in St.
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    • capacities at that time were of this nature, and because the human ego
    • those qualities. Now we know that the four principles of man's nature,
    • the seven principles of man's nature were present. In other words: If
    • possessed the germ of the seven-principled-nature — although not
    • We can now perhaps feel and realise the intrinsic nature of the
    • called to the deepest part of man's nature. What was to be made
    • there but the pure ego-nature; for they will recognise God therein,
    • entered humanity through the ego-nature — as indeed it still does
    • the founders of peace in that part of human nature which in the future
    • forces in their nature, whereby what we know as the etheric body will
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • understanding of the nature of man. This sign can teach every one of
    • Comet and the Moon. If we wish to understand the nature of a Comet,
    • but, as regards its motion and its nature, it has remained behind at
    • condition into present-day existence. The nature of the Comet is one
    • we can find in the Cosmos between the natures of Moon and Comets.
    • the fact that Spiritual investigation from its knowledge of the nature
    • cometary nature must contain cyanogen in some form. During the last
    • exponent for instance in Holbach's Systeme de la Nature, are
    • forces, they will teach him how he may himself see the etheric nature
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    • soul at the present time, and if we understand something of the nature
    • encompassed his soul on all sides. There was nothing of the nature of
    • attach to Shakespeare for representing something of the nature of an
    • without any distinct feeling of the ego-nature, absorbed the sublime
    • ego somewhat of a retiring nature; man still took in more from the
    • Day will be to point out the living nature of the movement of
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    • find another stream of like nature in that which came to the old
    • prove that none of the other records of a purely historical nature
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    • information about the nature of the spiritual world. In fact, the
    • must realize that the deepest part of man's nature can
    • historical Christ, but instead acknowledge the divine nature that
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    • undergo an important experience of a moral nature. If Christ has
    • passions, who lives strongly in what we might call his animal nature,
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    • astral and etheric nature, and it extends far less to his physical
    • nature. Although perpetual destruction of these members is taking
    • nature creates a kind of barrier that prevents him from reaching the
    • has been made towards discovering the nature of a religion that has
    • what we have to say about the nature of the Christ impulse and its
    • the etheric body and partake of the nature of the Sun. We shall
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    • that we truly know the nature and being of the Sun spirits and above
    • The nature of Lucifer cannot be rightly evaluated after death unless
    • This can be proved historically with reference to the natures of the
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    • the nature of the relationship is there, but in spite of the full
    • in the physical world we do not immediately perceive the inner nature
    • the connection of our finite with our infinite nature, the human
    • the religions had to be adjusted. It is therefore in the nature of
    • period we learn to know the nature of the Sun, which is quite other
    • the divine in his own nature. These words of the Christ resound into
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    • enclosed within the atmosphere of his own astral nature acquired on
    • are dependent upon the nature of his inner life, the disposition of
    • It should be borne in mind that by the very nature of the soul
    • by the mere nature of the relationship he would find some limited
    • nature directs itself according to spiritual-scientific
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    • view of the twofold festive nature of this event, it is appropriate
    • of a divine spiritual nature.
    • result of his positive attraction to the bodily nature. This is left
    • a lasting nature, an impulse is formed in the soul by means of which
    • nature. If a person investigates his astral consciousness, his
    • nature as if the dead were there with him, he performs a great
    • nature, that he can become like God. You can become God-like, a
    • This is the mystery of man's nature between death and a new
    • the spirit in which the study itself takes on the nature of a prayer.
    • in a one-sided sentimental sense but by virtue of its own nature.
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    • towards it. Life not only presents us with a maya in nature but also
    • soul-spiritual nature separated from the cosmos and become the “I”
    • in the soul sphere. People who tend to live more in the bodily nature
    • Many attempts are being made to explain the nature of sleep. Sleep is
    • asleep and waking up. Similarly, as we see nature wither in winter,
    • after death. In nature this stage will be accomplished when the earth
    • The bodily nature was most strongly illumined during the Greco-Latin
    • such forces are no longer exercised on the bodily nature. Man,
    • inasmuch as he sleeps, is on the decline. The bodily nature has been
    • evolution of humanity the bodily nature will be most barren. In
    • developed. Through the soul-spiritual decline the bodily nature rose
    • Insofar as this withering process increases, the inner nature of the
    • Greek games. The more a person leaves his soul-spiritual nature in
    • do with life after death, but if nothing of a soul-spiritual nature
    • dead. We shall gradually penetrate further into the nature of man's
    • nature.
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    • If we question the seer further regarding the nature of life after
    • of nature. We go through the world and carry our thoughts,
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    • ourselves with things of a spiritual nature, but that we can afford
    • the nature of that planet, the strange theories that physics and
    • with the nature of man. Only one form of communication is possible
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    • A configuration of this nature indicates again that the soul cannot
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    • beings of the three kingdoms of nature, and among men. By various
    • surrounded only by the beings of the different kingdoms of nature,
    • inculcate peace and harmony into the aggressive nature of Mars. Since
    • experiences if it is fitted by nature to gain something from the Mars
    • followed him in pre-Christian times. The development of natures such
    • the planetary constellations have an effect upon man's nature.
    • sin against the true nature of man to trace his source and origin to
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    • There is something of a similar nature to death in the super-sensible
    • a soul nature. We need these also in order not to be lonely. It is,
    • recognize the nature of a particular encounter that occurs at this
    • in his journey. Qualities of the same nature in the wrong sphere have
    • preserves his soul nature with the total assets that his soul has
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    • through the gate of death are of a spiritual nature, materialistic
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    • contribution to the nature-study of his time.
    • By discussing first the nature of general concepts, and then the
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    • dignity of human nature! Everyone must think for himself. That is the
    • in general. As applied to the nature of numbers, Nominalism is
    • accordance with their nature. Let us say they stick at something that
    • thinker who can penetrate into the nature of thought, there is not
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    • sublimity of nature; they are not Gnostics of Realism.
    • will. The forces of nature, the hardness of a stone, have this
    • world-picture? ... In Logicism the nature of the world does not
    • essential nature of things can flow into his soul, as does the
    • I perceive things, their nature approaches me; but I do not perceive
    • cognition, to thrust away the nature of things still further than the
    • Transcendentalist does. He can say; “The essential nature of
    • sense-appearance, in Maya, the essential nature of things does not
    • the inner nature of truth if they remain one-sided. One must
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    • into account here. But one can say: A certain soul is by nature such
    • ourselves. But as little as we, in our soul-spiritual nature, are our
    • — and if he would inquire into the nature of mathematical
    • this one-sidedness appear. Hence we see that knowledge of the nature
    • to all true knowledge of the nature of thought and the nature of the
    • comes to feel what human thinking is: that in its true nature it has
    • inwardly within the cosmic, and our knowledge of the true nature of
    • true, eternal nature. Thus I feel myself within the thought-world of
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    • contribution to the nature-study of his time.
    • By discussing first the nature of general concepts, and then the
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    • dignity of human nature! Everyone must think for himself. That is the
    • in general. As applied to the nature of numbers, Nominalism is
    • accordance with their nature. Let us say they stick at something that
    • thinker who can penetrate into the nature of thought, there is not
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    • sublimity of nature; they are not Gnostics of Realism.
    • will. The forces of nature, the hardness of a stone, have this
    • world-picture? ... In Logicism the nature of the world does not
    • essential nature of things can flow into his soul, as does the
    • I perceive things, their nature approaches me; but I do not perceive
    • cognition, to thrust away the nature of things still further than the
    • Transcendentalist does. He can say; “The essential nature of
    • sense-appearance, in Maya, the essential nature of things does not
    • the inner nature of truth if they remain one-sided. One must
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    • into account here. But one can say: A certain soul is by nature such
    • ourselves. But as little as we, in our soul-spiritual nature, are our
    • — and if he would inquire into the nature of mathematical
    • this one-sidedness appear. Hence we see that knowledge of the nature
    • to all true knowledge of the nature of thought and the nature of the
    • comes to feel what human thinking is: that in its true nature it has
    • inwardly within the cosmic, and our knowledge of the true nature of
    • true, eternal nature. Thus I feel myself within the thought-world of
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    • impulses of his nature be brought so sublimely before the eyes as by
    • form the elemental part of the whole of human nature and
    • but, if we nevertheless examine human nature more closely, we shall
    • in human nature then we may hope that through a grasp of the actual
    • nature of man the origin of pain and suffering can also become clear
    • a fruit of physical nature from which it proceeds.
    • nature, is to spiritual research nothing but the first member of the
    • to oneself, is the crown of human nature, which man has in common
    • been able to give few clues to the meaning and nature of life. One
    • nature of life today, yet one phenomenon can point to something that
    • comprehend the nature of consciousness, we shall not do so
    • soul, just as we could explain a little the nature of life.
    • Whenever life comes up against external nature destruction takes
    • over the nature that had developed up to the human being. But it has
    • Nature sighs every creature in pain, full of earnest expectation to
    • German philosopher says that when one looks at all Nature around one,
    • kind of destruction-process enters the lower human nature. Then the
    • in human nature: thinking, feeling and willing. These three depend on
    • destruction of the earthly nature of Christ Jesus in pain and
    • purification, the lifting up of human nature, lies in pain. When the
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    • human wisdom which penetrates to the actual nature of things lying
    • connected with actual human nature? It has often been sought to
    • evil is to be understood out of the depths of human nature and the
    • whole nature of the cosmos. If one denies it one can in no way grasp
    • We bear in us now a double nature: that which will rule on the next
    • physical human nature, for it is really the most perfected form of
    • nature, in plant, animal and man from the lowest sex-love to the
    • characteristic of physical nature and where this wisdom is permeated
    • Remarkable fabulous beings wandered about — errors of nature
    • nature, just as wisdom was once brought to Earth. The humanity of the
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    • anyone has solved the question of its nature he has also solved that
    • other question — the nature of life. Frequently we hear it said
    • answer to this question concerning the nature of death, one that has
    • the nature of illness and death.
    • nature and individuality, much that is said today will be applicable
    • consider how complicated human nature is in the sense of spiritual
    • science; and we must understand its nature in accordance with
    • deeper insight into nature this change of teeth holds a quite
    • nature. As we have the physical principle concentrated in the teeth,
    • at the same time consuming it. It is in the nature of a flame to get
    • way we learn to know the nature of illness, which throws still more
    • light on the nature of death. Every illness is seen to be in some way
    • being confronts the rest of nature. With every breath, with every
    • enters into a mutual relation with the nature all around him. If you
    • each of man's organs and what is around him in nature; we need only
    • single letters of an alphabet are set out in the whole of nature, and
    • whole of nature works upon man, and how he is called upon to piece
    • his being together out of nature. Strictly speaking, everything in us
    • is drawn from nature outside and taken up into the process of life.
    • substance to life, we shall be able to form a concept of the nature
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    • him pain and suffering. Now, if our observations are of such a nature
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    • ignorance concerning the animal soul nature, we must not on the other
    • evolutions of all the kingdoms of nature do not by any means proceed
    • kingdoms of nature around us, and see in them something which had to
    • subordinate kingdoms of nature from the proper aspect.
    • system, the other three kingdoms of nature were also affected —
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    • karma, but owing to the contrary nature of present currents of thought
    • of the nature of disease?’
    • nature. Or they may be traced to the influence of parasites which live
    • something to arrive at its nature, and we have gained something which
    • and is in a certain sense independent of it. Now the nature of the
    • form and organises the forces of physical nature, these forces react
    • astral body unites the inner nature of a being with the outer world,
    • about that our actions and the whole nature of our previous life
    • they have proceeded from an egotistic nature in the previous life,
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    • understand the epidemic nature of diseases. We could bring forward
    • develop the self-healing forces, or assist him to aid nature, so that
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    • satisfactorily explained either by the laws of nature, or by the laws
    • nature. If this psychologist had, truly learnt why a reason is
    • Thus we shall learn to understand that it is not the nature of facts
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    • true nature of karma, we shall learn not merely to understand how
    • indeed penetrate somewhat deeper into the whole nature of man's being
    • examining still more closely the nature of sickness and health. (We
    • this nature happens when man in falling asleep leaves his physical and
    • experience their inner nature. But this does not happen, for at the
    • moment of waking we are prevented from regarding the inner nature of
    • understanding of human nature. Now let us examine how these four
    • Thus from the deeper nature of disease and illness we shall understand
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    • nature of pain, which may be connected with an illness; we also
    • We must now consider the nature of pain in somewhat more detail. We
    • as to the nature of this consciousness, which is merely an image or
    • alleged visions, which by their nature are not capable of being
    • complicated structure of human nature, and we shall arrive at the
    • entangled in Earth existence. They received in their innermost nature
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    • weak natures will be propagated. This of course is not justifiable,
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    • her materiality more flexible. It is characteristic of woman's nature that
    • law, that in a movement whose very nature deals with spirituality,
    • Man's nature is more condensed, more concentrated; it has been
    • a nature that we became closely united with matter, thereby effacing
    • onward a strong reciprocal activity between his own bodily nature and
    • course. Never can the external appearance prove the inner nature of a
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    • We are now speaking, on the one hand, of the deeper nature of material
    • existence, and on the other, of the nature of soul existence. We must
    • matter. We described yesterday the nature of the male by saying that
    • nature?
    • the deeper foundations of his own nature; so that the answer to this
    • through inner combinations, through the nature of its inner elementary
    • regarding the nature of material existence and matter; and in order to
    • nature, but through external circumstances. It at once ceases to be a
    • Remembering the answer to our question as to the nature of the soul,
    • periphery of human nature, and by such factors of healing that which
    • connected with the nature of the physical body, lead to the use of
    • surrounding nature, which now appears to us as the world, that which
    • what is in man himself, good or bad. We can rejoice in nature, not
    • that this nature which causes us to rejoice has within it at the same
    • Somewhere in nature the remedy is concealed. It is a question, not
    • for us to hear the voice of healing nature because our
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    • nature of Light. At the present day science itself is subject to
    • manifold deceptions as to the nature of light. Many of us believe that
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    • each one, according to his own special nature, character, temperament
    • Nevertheless for human nature to concede that in clear words an
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    • of nature. Plants, animals, human beings — all are permeated,
    • lawful rule of Ahriman. In what surrounds us as external nature,
    • out continuously. In the higher kingdoms of nature Ahriman is the
    • Ahriman is a more spiritual being; Lucifer is more soul nature.
    • nature; Lucifer penetrates with his impulses into the inner nature of
    • kingdom set up as an isolated kingdom similar to his own nature, in
    • belonging to another kingdom of nature in the physical world, that
    • egoism and egotism. Thus there enters into the emotional soul nature
    • Nature and its laws take care that in everyday life man does not
    • But nature does not permit us to use the ostrich strategy in her
    • spiritual world is alive, but people who deaden their soul nature are
    • inner nature were such that at the moment of receiving the memories
    • They are spiritual insights of a thoroughly luciferic nature. He may
    • according to the egoism rooted in his nature — Lucifer wants to
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    • nothing in the nature and individuality of a person, for everything
    • entering that consciousness was already long present in man's nature.
    • nature of the human being is hidden in the very depths of his
    • nature of man's being cannot be brought to light in any other way
    • limited to the sense world, the being of man, the true, inmost nature
    • independent, more true to their own nature. What we experience as
    • spiritual knowledge throws new light on the true nature of thinking.
    • anything of the real nature of thinking; only a knowledge based on
    • The same thing holds good with the nature of our
    • There we look into the true nature of the will, again something that
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    • correctness of atomism and a mechanistic view of nature. He was not
    • soul this conception of nature is. How poorly it supports any ideas
    • phenomena of nature, but on the other hand how barren and
    • nature of lonely, personal, inner thinking, said, Now let us look at
    • polarity in external physical nature, we will also have to agree that
    • nature of number in world evolution. Now too, the nature of measure
    • nature.”
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    • to our inner nature where these arts directly meet the luciferic
    • second self acts inspiringly in man's nature. What does it inspire?
    • resemblance of Lucifer to the microcosmic nature of the human soul as
    • to lead us toward understanding our true nature.
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    • nature of an elemental phenomenon. It can happen as a result of
    • for karma belongs to the essential nature of a human being —
    • as you will remember; the nature of this experience is due to the
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    • science. Ever and again we have well-meaning, good-natured friends
    • enters deeply into the fundamental nature of the Greco-Roman
    • nature than those of the Guardian of the Threshold. He arrays himself
    • human being, his true nature in which he lives between death and a
    • and in the drama cycle to characterize the nature of the cosmos and
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    • how the beings of external nature arise and decay. We can observe
    • the great world of nature, is the realm of the lifeless. Especially
    • do we know that even in the greatest phenomena of nature there rules
    • annual growth and decay in physical nature, the life, growth and
    • Spring in nature; and the time of our awakening, the time in which
    • etheric bodies, with Autumn, in external nature. Spring corresponds
    • nature and watches what takes place there in the course of the year?
    • with the body, yet there is a distinction. Man has a single nature
    • psycho-spiritual nature belongs to that which is his physical human
    • nature is a unity, is, as regards that of the earth, a multiplicity.
    • in nature without. Thus you can form an idea of what will be possible
    • nature, some idea of the composition of man and the connection of his
    • ourselves to stray in the consideration of the nature of each
    • views on life which are of a more oriental nature, and others which
    • Christianity. That is a fact of an occult nature, for no one reaches
    • nature of this connection, a fact which is not invented, but has been
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    • impressions of the nature of sounds, smell, taste and light. This
    • call wolves. Let us now assume that the soul nature and
    • wolf-nature; he would feel the ferocity of the wolf, the patience of
    • So our inner nature, through that which it inwardly evolves, is in
    • further development is implanted in the inner nature of man. Let us
    • spiritual beings. He has become so through his whole nature. What he
    • is has come about through his whole nature. He must exist, and
    • world of stars, the clouds, the kingdoms of nature, with all that
    • understand that, if our inner nature is not right, we sow wrong
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    • depending upon their nature. Thus, our study will only lead to full
    • understanding of the German nature and am able only to understand the
    • own nature of what is so deeply characteristic of Greece. The Romans
    • not steeped in a profound realization of the directly cosmic nature of
    • and Rome infected everything, grafting its own nature onto European
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    • the faculty to see the world of external nature without the
    • in, and holds sway throughout, nature. The intentions of humanity that
    • phenomenon of nature. On the one hand, men will have to direct their
    • down into the bodily nature. This life of imagination, which does not
    • belong in the bodily nature but should develop freely, hovering in and
    • deepest interest. The kind of understanding men have of the nature and
    • examples of various kinds of understanding of His nature and being
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    • nature of indications. Moreover, there is a further reason, which is
    • surging and welling up in his own subsensory nature. At best, it
    • experience its inner meaning, they then learned the nature of the
    • displayed much more of a soul nature. Quetzalcoatl also never appeared
    • — an external condition when compared with the inner soul nature.
    • inner nature by meeting other people with full interest. But this
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    • it, just as one can only get to know nature when one knows in its true
    • sentences. What we call the laws of nature can be compared with
    • seen. When we have learned to do so, both the facts of nature and
    • Nature, it is said, knows no leaps. In reality, however, we see how
    • whose foundations already exist in man's general nature, did not
    • Now, what is the nature of these special faculties that evolved in man
    • What is the nature of this dead element? It is not human beings, that
    • nature during the last three or four centuries. All that is necessary
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    • When we picture the nature of the Greco-Roman epoch, it appears to us
    • that had constituted the essential nature of Atlantean culture should
    • received into his nature such a joy in the life of earth and of the
    • full knowledge of the nature of the Atlantean impulses and was able to
    • nature of the Western world. As I have said, this impulse in the
    • Europeans of the wealth of external nature in America gave an intense
    • mortify the bodily nature, which flood the body with death, as it
    • bodily nature is shunned. This was to satisfy the aims of Lucifer.
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    • equally in his conception of nature and in his imaginative world,
    • procedures of the vilest nature; that they did not conduct the
    • impulse for everything of a spiritually scientific nature lies in
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    • individualistic nature since the old customs, ceremonies and rituals
    • spiritual force. Everything of an ecclesiastical nature was preserved,
    • nature of thinking in astronomical fields, that wonderfully effective
    • outer nature so that they might not be merged in the external events
    • nature. This deepening of our inner faculties that must be striven for
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    • the nature of man by means of the facts of the world of the Heavens,
    • too. We speak of “Laws of Nature”. The Oriental would never
    • have spoken of the Laws of Nature, but of the Rule of Cosmic Will. The
    • Jurisprudence. It crept into nature knowledge as through a window and
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    • placed man within it in a world-order in which human nature contained
    • Wesen des Christentums (The Nature of Christianity), by Adolf
    • just as he permeates and controls Nature; if the name of Christ were
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    • when awake never experiences consciously the real nature of his Will.
    • When awake he experiences consciously the nature of his Conceptions,
    • when in a dreaming state he experiences the nature of his Feelings,
    • it, related to the processes of destruction in outer nature? How is
    • nature?” Here is something which stands before the man of today
    • do when he looks at Nature? He says, “Here a natural process is
    • chain of causes and effects in the working of Nature and he is very
    • within external nature.” That which takes place later is the
    • is essential in the processes of Nature convinces us of the mistake we
    • Nature lie? That can only be determined by spiritual perception; these
    • gain an insight into the actual primal causes of the course of Nature
    • in the course of external nature is dependent upon man's relation to
    • significant example as to the course of Nature, but it serves for the
    • course of Nature as a whole. I have often pointed out that during the
    • comprehensive sense, the whole course of Nature really is the result
    • course of Nature went on there, this being would not describe Nature
    • of Nature proceeds. But these points would not lie for him in outer
    • Nature, but always within man. He, looking from without, would find
    • cause of what takes place in the course of Nature. This insight into
    • the connection of the human Will with the course of Nature as a whole
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    • deep need in the German nature. It does not enter our mind to wish to
    • outward aspect of Nature, which enabled the Greeks to create their
    • toward the apparently hidden, deeper origins of the Nature which
    • within himself, less open to Nature but on that account more with his
    • attitude in life towards everything that surges up from human nature
    • that way about Nature or about mankind himself. Men deliver themselves
    • three members of human nature as Body, Soul and Spirit; to forbid him,
    • nature — has been the outcome.
    • Human needs, needs arising first out of his purely physical nature,
    • works in the needs of human nature. The dogma of mere external
    • whereas human nature is inwardly alive, permeated by soul, permeated
    • forty years, the essential nature of the German people would not turn
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    • science of initiation which is exact and of the nature of knowledge,
    • and not of the nature of vague kinds of mysticism. But to understand
    • intensity and living nature of the sense experiences. Now, when this
    • to us, something which is not of the nature of a reflection, a memory
    • nature. Into the consciousness that we have had the strength to train
    • to perceive and recognize in full consciousness, the inner soul nature
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    • nature, could not do. The architectural forms of the Goetheanum are
    • subjective nature of that imaginative picture-world. He knows too,
    • as he comprehends, in a certain sense, only lifeless nature. It is an
    • representing only lifeless nature; they will be able to create organic
    • of Nature in a spiritual way. He saw and described not only the
    • everything in external nature. It is only since the third or fourth
    • when he looked out upon the physical phenomena of the world of Nature.
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    • kingdoms of nature, up to the form of the physical-sensible human
    • being. But when the soul's eye is directed to what physical nature
    • other, with the physical-etheric part, he was to belong to that nature
    • which came into being as earth-nature, as a new cosmic body — the
    • external nature out of previous nature kingdoms, tending toward and
    • words, what we are accustomed to call extra-human nature. What was
    • his Gemüt, can look out upon external nature, upon the
    • nature in its condition of death, as it were; of not being alive. But
    • nature can be regarded as a further reflection of what originally
    • nature and may feel that this extra-human nature is a mirror of the
    • divine in the world. And after all, that is what nature is intended to
    • this or that manifestation of nature, feel inner jubilation and
    • enthusiasm when he experiences creative nature in its sprouting and
    • this enthusiasm, this overflowing joy in nature — that is what
    • Gemüt is so intimately related to this nature that he can
    • elation and joy in nature, all that rises in us as a feeling of
    • release when we participate vividly in the freshness of nature, all
    • human Gemüt and what lives out there in nature as a mirror
    • nature into himself — takes it in through nourishment, through
    • perceiving it with his senses. In these three ways external nature
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    • If we observe our present relation to nature and to the whole world,
    • of the nature of the connection between his earthly existence and his
    • nature that surround him on earth — the manifold beauty of
    • with the great spaces of nature, lest he might lose his ingenuous
    • a warm heart, a love of nature, love for every being. This human
    • cannot take a step in the realm of nature without coming under the
    • that continually approach man out of the things of nature when he
    • through the elemental spirituality of nature. And it flows into him:
    • spirituality poured out over outer nature, which is a mirror of the
    • that he exists only in man, because outer nature cannot harbor him.
    • Outer nature, image of divine spirituality, has in its innocence
    • of nature and unites with them, with the result that man, instead of
    • with the Dragon in his lower nature. For everything in the world moves
    • nature, world evolution actually progressed in such a way that the
    • his very nature to hunger and thirst for these elemental beings: to
    • with the elemental beings of nature. For with them he wants to unite,
    • and with them to permeate his own being. In extrahuman nature he
    • cannot do this, but only in the inner nature of man, for only there is
    • saturating himself, as it were, with elemental beings in human nature,
    • purely material outer world, as assumed by nature research today; he
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    • the nature of man the dream content as it pertains to the conception
    • etheric bodies. The nature of such super-sensible experiences is of
    • constraint of the laws of nature, exactly as does the world of dreams.
    • the laws of nature, but laws that bear an entirely different inner
    • impossibility of merely extending the laws of nature when we penetrate
    • even penetrate into the system of physical nature laws, because
    • of the distance, why should not the validity of the system of nature
    • our earthly research. The nature of our present-day education is such
    • where even in the spiritual life of nature there is so much that has a
    • different effect from that of nature elsewhere, what I have set forth
    • abstraction, for it lets outer nature go its way, so to speak, without
    • arrive at the solution one must know the nature of the training
    • say, Now the metabolism in my organism is of this nature, now it is of
    • the inner man — the whole course of outer nature.
    • knowledge! Man bears within him the animal nature, and truly he does
    • riding on his lower nature; and therefore it was fitting that
    • contrast is able to see clearly into the nature of the new impulses
    • by anthroposophy about the nature of the moon.
    • was simply wisdom of an entirely different nature, and what took place
    • was the sediment — meaning the present nature of the forces of
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    • true nature of the planets: that they are not the mere physical bodies
    • spiritual beings, as it were, that dwell in the kingdoms of nature.
    • earth. In winter he sought his kindred elemental nature-beings in the
    • from that of a lifeless thing, so nature, hitherto mute, will begin to
    • something very special will speak to us out of nature. One who has
    • gradually acquired the sensitive feeling for nature just described
    • between nature-consciousness, engendered during the spring and summer,
    • What is nature consciousness? When spring comes, the earth develops
    • I feel a true concord with nature and can say, my ego blooms in the
    • flower, my ego germinates in the plant. Nature-consciousness is
    • burgeoning and unfolding life of nature. To be able to germinate with
    • self” and by “becoming one with outer nature.” Truly,
    • and the bearing fruit, man develops this delicate feeling for nature
    • But then — if we have learned to feel with nature, to blossom
    • nature with our own being, we cannot help co-experiencing the essence
    • of the fall and winter as well. He who has learned to live with nature
    • in the spring learns also to die with nature in the autumn. Thus we
    • can live united with burgeoning, blossoming nature, and in doing so he
    • can develop his nature-consciousness; but when he experiences the dying
    • in nature the experience is a challenge to oppose this dying with the
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    • get away from it. If we can develop memories of such a nature that
    • was at that time; or anything of a like nature which may bring the
    • experience the warmth of the dawn as something of a prophetic nature,
    • life of nature, and he thus gains the impression that there is
    • something behind the existence of nature, that the light with which
    • He feels that he is bound with his entire human nature to this earth.
    • nature of man. I shall not be bringing the right spirit into this
    • nature of the Seraphim.
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    • The Activity of the Soul-Nature in Physical Man
    • and in Nature
    • we seek to continue the study of the soul-nature to which we devoted
    • the soul-nature in physical man in reference to those things which we
    • lecture, gesture. In observing gesture and its nature we have
    • with the physical bodily nature which man as an individual being
    • fellowman, and also through intercourse with external nature. From
    • the habits acquired through observing the lower kingdoms of nature,
    • develop him towards a psychic and spiritual nature, which should now
    • Ahrimanic beings their point of attack on the nature of man. The
    • nature into which the ego cannot enter very satisfactorily. It is
    • everything in himself independently of external nature. He was thus
    • made to drive back into his inner nature all the forces which human
    • nature can develop, and not to bring them out.
    • becomes clear that man is brought under the influence of nature
    • are incorporated into the phenomena of external nature. When we study
    • into nature. If we observe phenomena of nature such as the rising
    • Luciferic beings unite themselves with nature. But the approach of
    • the human soul and spirit to nature through heredity and adaptation
    • when we look at man's nature we find in it the Luciferic and the
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    • Inner Life of Nature, through Imagination and Will
    • We have seen how memory, everything in the nature of
    • nature. We can therefore say: All that lives as astral body in these
    • nature there are only material atoms. Not with material atoms do our
    • the phenomena of nature, with the spiritually active forces. It is
    • memories dives down into the inner being of nature, and you are
    • nature.” You may go for a walk and see by the wayside yellow
    • for nature to have with the rose-bush not only an external
    • is far more united than he realizes with the outer world of nature,
    • case that the spiritual inner part of nature takes into itself of our
    • is not taken up from the child into the inner part of nature will be
    • inherited that is of a bodily nature. The first teeth are entirely
    • inherited; everything of a material nature which we have within us in
    • which he carries in sleep into the inner being of nature. If one then
    • also with forces in the inner being of nature. If we have been
    • friendly and kind nature is inclined, as soon as this kindliness has
    • during our sleep into its own being. Nature takes up our memories
    • the nature-beings.
    • Man is so intimately connected with external nature that
    • significance to external nature, as is also the way in which he
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    • inner nature of these rocks reveals itself as permeable to
    • metallic nature generally. Here we penetrate under the surface of the
    • Metals have something of an independent nature in them, they can be
    • the forces of nature, for instance, to, fire or similar natural
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    • which was of an exceedingly fine fluid nature, of a consistency
    • halfway between our present air and water. It was of a fluid nature,
    • oxygen, but there is a substance of a higher nature. As I have said,
    • Anyone who has looked round a little on nature knows quite well that
    • today rises in mist and falls as rain was of a chalk nature which
    • from thee. Thou hast also cast off the animal nature. In the form of
    • animal nature should become a separate product from thyself. But in
    • preparation for the earthly nature of man.
    • still of a psychic and spiritual nature, sinking itself in the ether.
    • much finer, more psychic nature. Then humanity came down again. You
    • from him, and which then became the other kingdoms of nature. They
    • which is of a metallic nature in the earth. For when one is united
    • indications of bones in the animal nature of the earth; how in this
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    • ennobled and elevated his own human nature, in that he felt it as a
    • by ennobling and elevating his human nature, in that he had been able
    • drops again as rain. The chalk was of a fluid nature. As it ascended
    • answered with that which it had taken up as the sense nature of the
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    • that he should get to understand the nature of this riddle — on
    • the one hand that he should understand the nature of this riddle, and
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    • firstly, the nature of these statues and secondly, through what
    • a nature that things which have power, because of their inner nature,
    • self-possession and feeling of kinship in his innermost human nature,
    • rightly symbolized in outer nature in snow and ice, unless Initiation
    • freezing and frozen nature. Annihilation exists here everywhere. Out
    • of this annihilation first of all something like nature-dreams are
    • born. And nature-dreams contain the germs for the World future. But
    • has struggled through to explanations concerning external nature and
    • concerning himself; he has become closely related to external nature
    • experienced, when external nature showed itself in summer landscape,
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    • HAVE related to you different things concerning the nature of the
    • insight into Nature dying and continually being re-born, because of
    • a mineral was of a hard horny nature. It has such a structure that
    • This element is really nothing but Nature-goodness, for I feel
    • Nature-goodness (thus he might have spoken) for from all around
    • goodness. It is goodness, but a Nature-goodness which is all around
    • me. But this Nature-goodness is not only goodness, it is creative
    • nature-existence as Summer landscape, if he came into this condition,
    • the nature-soul experiences as earth-man with ordinary consciousness.
    • perhaps by his commonplace nature, but by such experiences we mean
    • from the spiritual deepening of the inner nature of man, from the
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    • world in spirit, while the other investigated the mysteries of nature
    • and that which rules in nature, especially the forces and beings
    • and side by side with this, a conception of nature which was capable
    • external substances of nature in his being while certain other
    • substances of nature he does not carry in his being; this was
    • substances which we can also find in outer nature, but does not, for
    • earth, for that belongs to the Mars nature, that which thou now seest
    • Look around at the metallic nature in the earth today.
    • from the earth. The metal-nature streamed in from the cosmos, and
    • which is in reality the nature-processes of the earth.
    • products of nature, he finds everything dead, there is nothing but a
    • doing with nature really anything else in our science than what the
    • Thus in our science and physics we cut into living nature.
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    • connection with the secrets of nature underlies the Aristotelian
    • whose teaching led men away from the secrets of nature, whereas
    • authentic way about nature, people did not understand by the word
    • nature” that which our modern natural scientists
    • into the world of nature in the very widest sense of the words. This
    • could be done, because, at that time men sought the spirit in nature;
    • This Mystery-instruction taught men to regard nature in
    • connected with a complete transformation of human nature; with an
    • to bring about this transformation of man's nature by causing to work
    • exhorted to feel himself intensely as man in his relation to nature
    • instruction. The connection with nature was not made by saying: “Here
    • which is of the nature of warm air. Man felt this contrast
    • the same time connected with a knowledge of nature; only the disciple
    • approaches nature, he could, through the deeper experience of its
    • lead-grayness. Saturn nature revealed itself.
    • gradually to comprehend the nature of the sun; he felt the
    • intention that thereby one should learn to know the true nature of
    • an extraordinary amount through study of the manifold nature of man
    • nature on man;
    • The relationship between the manifold nature of man and
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    • directly with the life of nature, with the spirit of nature. These
    • spiritual as well as an individual personal nature, the Mysteries of
    • say that as in the world of external nature the different regions of
    • nature was seen directly as the body of divine spiritual beings, who
    • revealed themselves in the whole of nature. Today we can go out into
    • of a soul-spiritual nature in their perception of the whole cosmos
    • processes of nature, and the great Gods, who expressed the beings of
    • You see it is not only the processes and being of nature
    • morality and nature flowed together in unity; and that was just the
    • consciousness directly: “Nature is spirit; spirit is nature.”
    • we describe the plant when we seek to know the nature of the seed. We
    • cannot recognise a seed, we cannot get to know the nature of a seed,
    • living nature of your own humanity.”
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    • nature of the Mysteries. That is the time which in the evolution of
    • different relation to the secrets of nature and of the spirit, to
    • consider any phenomenon, any event in nature by itself, isolated. He
    • regarded every event in nature as the expression of a God, a God who
    • nature in which each single thing, each single occurrence, was a
    • knowledge of what is divine in nature gradually withdraws from
    • cognition of the events and phenomena of nature and whereas, in olden
    • times, the things and processes of nature were revelations of the
    • processes of nature are simply pictures; no longer manifestations,
    • extent the processes of nature are images of the divine. I should
    • that natural events and processes of nature are pictures of the
    • take place in great nature? For concerning this process, which I have
    • the life and activity of nature this transforming process is also
    • nature was regarded as the work of the divine, whether the divine in
    • man or the divine in the great world of nature, the following demand
    • on the other into the investigation of the great world of nature.
    • spirits of nature in the processes of nature, so that he could have
    • intercourse with them; so that the spirits of nature could tell him
    • was intercourse with the spirits of nature. This it is necessary to
    • of the great world of nature, this medieval investigator would have
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    • you the nature of the Mysteries at any rate from one point of view,
    • not of such a nature that man looked up to the planets and saw the
    • in man or in nature; then, just as gold is obstinate in the face of
    • and so on, and thinks that they are all substances of a like nature.
    • his soul nature to this light he learnt to know what Intelligences
    • could only get as far as the spirits of nature; and while these
    • things of nature, they could only do so when they had prepared
    • experiments, the spirits of nature could speak to them. Let us
    • make various experiments. When I direct my questionings to Nature
    • nature spirits with their revelations.”
    • nature spirits appeared to the Rosicrucian investigator who was
    • merely to the nature spirits, but to the higher Cosmic Intelligences,
    • the Spirits of Nature, the spirits behind the elements, when certain
    • observations of nature were made, or certain experiments performed —
    • of Nature, then certain Spirits of Nature came around them and told
    • pain to the investigators when the Spirits of Nature spoke to him of
    • say: “These Spirits of Nature tell of a still earlier age, now
    • Nature was really of a dubious nature. While on the one hand they
    • could come to the Spirits of Nature, to the spirits of the air, water
    • humanity not only stood in connection with the Spirits of Nature, but
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    • super-sensible with the nature and constitution of the human
    • much a part of human nature as colors, forms, and inorganic
    • perceive nature as the ancients perceived her, in all domains
    • great, nature is not simple but highly complicated. We can
    • really grapple with nature itself only if we realize from the
    • found again in the structure of the brain. It is as if nature
    • In the brain, nature itself has given us as a real Imagination,
    • the material nature of the physical organism.
    • familiar with the nature of sulphide of mercury, so by chemical
    • part of the human being, his solid bodily nature, hardly
    • the organs within human nature.
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    • whole is involved in the fluid nature within the human
    • functions that can be grasped directly in this fluid nature.
    • outer, inorganic nature. This is the sense in which we say that
    • to enter into hypotheses about the nature of life but merely to
    • that the fluid nature in the human being is likewise permeated
    • being — as living but of the fluid nature in its totality
    • when we come to the airy nature of the human being, it appears
    • not eliminate the nature of the substances introduced to its
    • which otherwise could be only of a purely super-sensible nature
    • his solid and fluid nature, permeating the solid and fluid
    • organs. This astral nature, too, needs a physical system of
    • start from the physical organs but from the airy nature (not
    • only the fluid nature) that is connected with these particular
    • in addition to this, in their underlying airy nature, they are
    • permeates the airy nature and from there works directly into
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    • Riddles of the Soul, the threefold nature of the
    • threefold nature of the physical human being is of the greatest
    • with this threefold nature of the physical human being, the
    • this threefold nature of the human being, we find that the
    • short, in his threefold physical nature the human being is
    • child's organization as follows: the astral nature radiates
    • in nature is interrelated, just as everything is interrelated
    • point is to understand the relationships. Everything in nature
    • to the nature of leaves in the plant. I am speaking in the old
    • considered in connection with the workings of the petal nature
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    • life force in the root nature, and there is a gradual process
    • activity of the astral nature, of sugar (not, of course,
    • no sense for this artistry in nature — an artistry
    • being in nature for the descending curve. In this way we will
    • there must be an entirely different understanding of the nature
    • learn by observing nature. Although it is fine to produce
    • certain way by nature herself. Even in the production of
    • what is going on outside in nature.
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    • to nature that underlies our modern view of natural events.
    • nature. And yet how is one process related to the other? It is precisely the
    • In contrasting clearly and plainly these two processes of nature — the
    • nature, it is possible, you could say, to begin at any corner. Let us take an
    • unknown depths and to insert itself into the ordinary course of nature,
    • which the organizing force of nature appears within the organism,
    • considerations and to immerse himself in a real study of nature itself,
    • of the soul life, a remarkable saying. “To know nature,” he says,
    • “means to create nature.” Indeed, if what is expressed in this
    • that creative nature follows. The empirical view states quite simply that
    • unrealizable nature of this demand exceeding human capacity, which
    • unable to pursue the creation of nature directly with our knowing, we are
    • highly gifted man that “to know nature means to create nature”
    • — by putting together the unrealizable nature of this demand with what
    • sentence stands as: “To know nature means to create nature,” which we
    • destroy the spirit.” If we are unable to create nature, so we are also
    • create nature in knowing it and those that are unable to destroy the spirit
    • consciousness into a relationship of the human being to nature. We will
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    • entire practical conception of the nature of the healthy and sick
    • which show a kind of daring. He simply said, “To know nature means to
    • create nature.” Generally what is first noticed when a genius comes
    • the physical body, of creating anything out of nature simply by
    • knowing nature. Obviously in technology there is continuous creation,
    • composition of the forces of nature, nature in turn is given the
    • “To know nature means to create nature,” and this sentence would be,
    • When we consider outer nature in relation to the finished processes of
    • nature, we can say nothing more than that “To know nature means at
    • most to recreate nature in thoughts.” Therefore what we call our
    • thoughts bring us no further than recreating nature since they lack
    • nature; we see it creating within our own organism. Thus if a child
    • nature but rather about what goes on within him, if the child were
    • able to look within to his inner nature and penetrate nature there, he
    • would say, “To know this nature means to create this nature.” The
    • Schelling as I have indicated? It is true, isn't it, that the nature
    • penetrated. Just as the sentence, “To know nature means to create
    • nature,” points us to the first age of childhood, and actually to life
    • the same way that outer nature is taken up, then that individual would
    • wishes to know the nature of melancholia or hypochondria driven to the
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    • of the nature of the human being that has been presented here
    • today: this is the view of the threefold nature of the human organism.
    • On the one hand we have to do with a threefold nature of the soul
    • This threefold nature of the soul being, however, corresponds very
    • If we thus wish to encompass the entire nature of the human being, we
    • being to the observation of all nature, if one is able to grasp all
    • nature in a spiritual scientific sense. If you look at the
    • first elements that are to be studied about the nature of the plant in
    • bodily nature, this penetration expressing itself within the body,
    • taking place outside in nature and at what takes place within the
    • outside in nature and what is active within the human being. In other
    • looking together at the outer workings of nature and the workings of
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    • nature of medicine so that a kind of social influence can emanate from
    • of the nature of medicine, the more effectively will medicine be able
    • organization of human nature, we can see in the phenomenon I have just
    • attempting not only to penetrate what goes on in human nature but at
    • the same time to penetrate what goes on in outer nature. Processes
    • take place in outer nature which, if penetrated in the right way, can
    • substances. Because outer nature — the plant nature, for example —
    • as the one behind which nature reveals its
    • that are normally anchored in phosphorus outside in nature are active
    • similar to the one that takes place outside in nature in the
    • in the human being is also present outside in the rest of nature,
    • nature for you to be able to see what actually lies at the basis of
    • human being with outer, inorganic nature becomes transparent. What I
    • that broadening one's knowledge about all of human nature leads into
    • You can see that if the nature of medicine is illuminated in this way
    • place within the human being and the process in outer nature; one
    • actually active in human nature. Now I would like to present something
    • nature, out of the cosmos, in such a way that there is a predominance
    • extraterrestrial element into general human nature. What draws the
    • right way at nature in the cases where nature reveals her manifest
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    • super-sensible with the nature and constitution of man, but in those
    • shall we perceive Nature as the ancients perceived her, in all
    • In all her manifestations, small and great, Nature is highly
    • complicated, never simple. We can really grapple with Nature only if
    • the structure of the brain. It is as if Nature herself had intended
    • expresses the life of soul. In the brain, Nature has given us as a
    • which plays right down into the material nature of the physical
    • Something that is of the nature of substance must be destroyed before
    • Just as in the laboratory I can become familiar with the nature of
    • solid bodily nature, hardly differs at all from the state in which
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    • everything of a fluid, watery nature in the human organism.
    • of outer Nature. This is the sense in which we say that man has an
    • nature of life, but merely to understand what is implied by saying
    • direct perception to which I am referring shows that the fluid nature
    • being embedded in the fluid nature. And here already we have a
    • man — as living, but of the fluid nature in its totality as
    • when we come to the airy nature of man, it appears that the gases in
    • because the presence of an organised astral nature gives it definite,
    • does not eliminate the nature of the substances introduced to its
    • vegetable and animal nature and proceed on into the blood-stream
    • physical nature comes to expression in the region where the chyle
    • his etheric nature is made physical by the absorption of oxygen. The
    • through the system of heart and lungs; the astral nature makes its
    • This astral nature, too, needs a physical system of organs. I am
    • physical organs but from the airy nature (not only the fluid
    • nature) that is connected with these particular organs — that
    • vitality), but besides this, in their underlying airy nature, they
    • radiate the astral forces which now permeate the airy nature and
    • the nature of the excretions.
    • that the nature of the substances in the petals and leaves, for
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    • we consider this threefold nature of man, we find that the
    • human being. In short, in his threefold physical nature man is
    • is of quite a different nature from the tendency to illness after
    • as follows: The astral nature radiates from the kidney system, and
    • everything in Nature is interrelated, just as everything is
    • in Nature is interrelated, and by a simpler classification of
    • nature, not the substance of quicksilver in our sense. (To use
    • and everything akin to the nature of leaves in the plant. I am
    • connection with the workings of the petal nature of plants.
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    • summer. The strongest life-force inheres in the root-nature, and
    • substances in outer Nature, and to a much higher degree with
    • in the nature of things it is nonsense to be fanatical about medicine
    • physical-organic nature of man is by no means so simple in the
    • being held back. In such cases the astral nature is being checked,
    • must be able to judge of the nature of these symptoms. Suppose we are
    • which do much to relieve the nerve-activity of the astral nature;
    • who have no feeling for this artistry in Nature — an artistry
    • must seek outside man, in Nature, for the descending curve. In
    • that there must be an entirely different understanding of the nature
    • observing Nature. Although it is not difficult to produce a synthetic
    • to know how all these substances are brought together by Nature
    • Nature outside.
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    • spirituality of his own nature. However we may regard those old
    • concerned with more or less abstract laws of nature, and facts of the
    • the phenomena of nature, it reveals much regarding the physical
    • nature. It was felt to be ideology. In this way a division arose
    • nature., while with their heads they accepted the scientific
    • of Nature, it leaves the human soul empty and cold. The fruits of the
    • to us of the social question as being of a spiritual nature? The
    • only develop in accordance with its own nature, if a social structure
    • his nature, his talents and capacities permit? We shall be led to the
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    • everything of this nature is dependent upon the whole of economic
    • themselves as truths to our consciousness by their inner nature. Our
    • own inner nature, out of the inner nature of the social conditions
    • governed in accordance with the conditions of its own nature. The
    • absolutely foreign to its nature. But by far the greater number of
    • nature and, by producing this imaginary effect, at the same time
    • circumstances. Work is by its nature so entirely different from
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    • cultural life. The equity state, due to its particular nature and
    • regarding the nature and meaning of law, but what is generally
    • altogether. And to omit feeling in the study of human nature is to
    • an effort to develop language out of human nature alone. It has often
    • understand the nature of the democratic demands unless we look at
    • the cause of those forces in human nature which bring about the
    • look at the inner nature of that which develops. Search as you may
    • the inner nature of the human being himself. He who learns to study
    • Nature in accordance with her own laws can transfer this method of
    • of the earth, has been growing out of the depths of human nature.
    • has grown out of the depths of human nature. The demand of modern
    • democratic measures. Everything in the nature of education and
    • by their inner nature to the evolution of man. Only he who has the
    • nature of the human being can we arrive at really modern conceptions
    • life. All individual interests are of this nature. Such cases fall
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    • THE NATURE OF EDUCATION. SOCIAL ART.
    • world-improvement; from its very nature, human evolution demands a
    • does it express? How far is external nature or human life reflected
    • laws of nature in their work? Is it not their chief aim to tell us
    • Nature's: own landscape. Precisely the rise of landscape painting
    • nature, which it can never equal. Art turned to landscape painting
    • itself from life. Art which merely imitates nature cannot design
    • These objects must transcend nature as human life transcends itself.
    • of his life than that with which nature has endowed him. We first
    • nature, but which he can make of himself by awakening the real
    • can only then become free. Man's freedom is not a gift of nature.
    • of Goethe's lyrics, so must the man feel towards nature, the cosmos,
    • understand what is written in the book of nature and the universe, he
    • riddles of life. Into one region of life, that of inanimate nature,
    • depths of our own nature, deeper than those reached by mere
    • depths of our own inner nature, we find there not only thoughts and
    • same kind as those within nature herself, of the same kind as those
    • which happen in the world. Then, within our own nature, we learn to
    • know the nature of the world. We cannot learn to know that life of
    • laws of nature. We must penetrate so far that our own inmost being
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    • merchandise, is already possessed of a threefold nature, in that the
    • of course, to do with our bodily nature. For the bodily nature
    • the degree that by its nature it is more or less serviceable,
    • the community, however, can develop his own nature and individuality
    • nature; it will include, especially, human life itself, because the
    • from his spiritual nature, will then be strong enough to take its
    • moral, and bodily nature. This is imperative.
    • science, which applies merely to external nature, and which can never
    • these words: Learn to recognize the reality of your spiritual nature.
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    • penetrate to these sources of human nature which can only be found
    • spirit and soul-nature arise out of man's inner being in various
    • the nature of creative fantasy, of imaginative creation arises out of
    • species is that characteristic of human nature which develops as
    • nationalism arises out of our own nature. Nationalism is a blossom on
    • of nature; through this contemplation we are impelled to love, to
    • human nature from which arise, respectively, nationalism and
    • ourselves to a wide understanding of human nature. We must regard the
    • nature lies at the root of requirement, of consumption? Egoism is at
    • of the individual development of human nature. It springs from the
    • human nature. For this reason it rises not only to subjective,
    • higher; it is rooted in the objective depths of human nature, and
    • that, if we only descend deeply enough into human nature, we may
    • own inner nature, can bring full understanding to bear on the matters
    • materialistic study of outer nature will be carried on, but in which
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    • like an event of Nature. In Germany, it is true, the medieval
    • economics? It is this: Nature provides the products, and the animal as
    • which is visible as light. That which reaches down into Nature would
    • two regions, of which the one leads downward into Nature and the other
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    • course. They are: Nature, human Labour and Capital. It is true that we
    • three: that which comes from Nature, that which is achieved by human
    • Capital. But if we take Nature, Labour and Capital simply side by side
    • witness. Some say that all Value is inherent in Nature and that no
    • comparatively simple to form concepts of the phenomena of Nature
    • in Nature — more fluctuating, less capable of being grasped with
    • now consider, three things contribute: Nature, human Labour and
    • Here, you see at once, Nature is the basis of economy. True, even the
    • such cases Nature is taken just as she is, and the single creature,
    • Consider the animal economy once more. There we may say: Nature alone
    • Nature — the same starting-point of “Nature Value.”
    • moment a man no longer uses the Nature-products for himself, but
    • becomes, in relation to Nature, “human Labour.” Here we
    • thus: Human Labour is expended on the products of Nature, and we have
    • before us in economic circulation Nature-products transformed by human
    • long as the Nature-product is untouched, at the place where it is
    • found in Nature, it has no other value than it has, for instance, for
    • Nature-product into the process of economic circulation, the
    • Nature-product so transformed begins to have economic value. We may
    • economic value, seen from this one aspect, is a Nature-product
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    • theoretical nature) we ascertain that in a given place, in a given
    • It arises in this way. Here we have Nature on the one side.
    • Nature, and this is one point at which values are created. On the
    • then it will be to his interest that the products of Nature should
    • Nature, it will be to his interest that the other kind of products
    • interest either in Nature or Spirituality or Capital. When is it so in
    • interests of those producers who are on the side of Nature, nor of
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    • Let us begin today with Nature. In the first place, human Labour must
    • set to work on Nature, transforming Nature's products. The product of
    • Nature thus receives the stamp of human Labour; as transformed by
    • to Nature, we come with the further evolution of the economic life to
    • of their Labour — to a place where some particular Nature-product
    • this work upon Nature; they' must walk there. But now someone
    • in this: Where human Labour hitherto was determined only by Nature, it
    • which man has with Nature when he works upon her, is always loosened.
    • elaboration of Nature, all that we have to do with is the
    • Nature-products which, being transformed by human Labour, acquire an
    • workers from one place to another) — an emancipation from Nature
    • if I may put it so, we still see Nature shining through human
    • nevertheless the Nature-product still shines through the human Labour.
    • the Spirit emancipates itself from Nature, is lifted away from
    • Nature, until at length we have the capitalist, to whom the relation
    • of the Labour which he organises to Nature may be a matter of complete
    • becoming emancipated from the Nature-foundation. Here, then, you
    • have the emancipation of Capital from the Nature-foundation of
    • Spirit is narrowly bound to a certain kind of Labour, Nature will
    • it of the nature of the Labour. Look at a miner, for example; in him
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    • working upon Nature, so that from the mere raw Nature-product —
    • Nature-product transformed by human Labour. At the next stage, Labour
    • may say: Nature goes under in human Labour (see
    • We have therefore this stream from Nature into Labour. Nature goes under in
    • into Nature. But you must first call to your aid another idea if you
    • the present. First the elaboration of Nature by human Labour, then the
    • application of Labour to Nature; values arise through the application
    • particular products of Nature; but we can never understand rarity as a
    • from Nature through
    • Capital returns to Nature and simply unites with Nature in the form of
    • land, that is to say, with Nature), then the economic process will
    • not to preserve itself in Nature but rather to vanish into Nature. How
    • then can Capital vanish into Nature? So long as it is at all possible
    • to unite Capital with Nature — that is to say, so long as you can
    • make Nature in its original unelaborated condition more and more
    • is possible, Capital cannot vanish into Nature; on the contrary, it
    • penetrates into Nature and maintains itself there. Thus in all
    • unite with Nature, we shall find a congestion of Capital in Nature,
    • at Nature (see the diagram). If on the other hand we unite it with the
    • Capital vanishes. As it reaches Nature at this point, it will not
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    • Nature, Labour, Capital — that is, Capital endued with value by
    • Nature transformed by Labour.” For such commodities I
    • interest on Nature-property right up to 100% by transmitting as much
    • Nature-property as possible in the shape of free gifts to those who
    • Capital away from Nature — we can attain by the life and system
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    • nature of separate economic problems. In this respect our present
    • agriculture of a social organism forms of its own nature a single
    • the values accruing to those goods in the production of which Nature
    • Economics, but we saw that the mere enumeration of Nature, Capital and
    • valuing of Nature-products does not come about through purely economic
    • There is Nature, but value only arises through Nature elaborated, that
    • is to say, it only arises when Nature moves in the direction of human
    • tendency arises to return again to Nature. This, as we saw, can be
    • seen, gives rise to elaborated Nature, organised or articulated
    • at this point “Spirit” — which gives us Nature,
    • elaborated Nature (Nature transformed by Labour) — when it does
    • from a Nature-product which has been elaborated for consumption. It is
    • a Nature-product taken in charge by the Spirit — a Nature-product
    • are, as it were, Nature grasped by the Spirit. Nature can be
    • Just as Nature is here received by the Spirit, so can the means of
    • And if this movement be now continued, so that Nature (albeit another
    • portion of Nature) from time to time receives what has been produced
    • once taken over by the process of Nature. Either it is eaten, in which
    • case it is taken up very decidedly by Nature; or it is used or
    • fact that it returns to Nature.
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    • we spoke of Nature, Elaborated Nature, and Labour divided and
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    • is that human nature does not tend so much to the use of force. We
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    • that which happens when Nature is transformed and elaborated into an
    • Nature-product, as such, comes into economic circulation by being
    • Now the point is: If we have any kind of elaborated Nature or divided
    • consists of nature-products (plant or animal) which have died and have
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    • nature of the evolution of economic life upon the Earth. It
    • are quite clearly perceptible, but which cannot in the nature of
    • Labour the Nature-products which subsequently serve for human
    • the products we receive from Nature. This may be done in many
    • created by the elaboration of Nature, where the productive process
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    • statements on the nature of money. For instance, you will find a list
    • You see, we must not only be clear on this, that Nature as such only
    • once more with Nature-products, Nature-products which are just
    • where the Nature-process begins. There can be no economic difficulty
    • It is necessary above all to grasp the essential nature of money.
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    • can become, how many factors converge in the nature of value and how
    • We saw how Nature, to acquire an economic value, must be transformed
    • Labour. There is the Nature-product. In an economic organisation based
    • on division of Labour, the Nature-product has, properly speaking, no
    • Values arise by the joining together of the material of Nature, if we
    • Labour upon the Nature-element. For the Labour changes the
    • Nature-element. It cannot be a merely additive function. It will be
    • said; we see the economic value arise where the Nature-product is
    • the Nature-product by human Labour — is direct work on the land.
    • Nature times Labour” as the value which comes up from the
    • compare Nature with the Spirit, for we shall find no point of
    • Nature times Labour,” in the other we must call it
    • that is in any way related to Nature, to the soil, the land; while the
    • valuation, valuing what comes from Nature on the one hand and from the
    • Nature. All that is done of physical Labour helps to create values.
    • very nature of the case, as between the production from the land on
    • find the amoebae crawling about free in external Nature and do we not
    • The different historical stages even in Nature live side by side to
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    • showed yesterday, that which is gained from Nature to begin with, and
    • united with an object of Nature.” In a certain sense, we can
    • Nature. But in the economic process there is also the contrary stream,
    • those which are mainly based on the elaboration of Nature, i.e., on
    • united with Nature,” or another item — B — will
    • Nature-product united with human Labour: “Potato”
    • signifies a Nature-product united with human Labour. And then we can
    • production, including Nature herself. At a given time it is quite a
    • whatsoever kind — eventually takes us back to Nature. There is no
    • other possibility. The farmer works upon Nature directly. One who
    • provides, shall we say, clothing, works not directly upon Nature, but
    • ultimately his work goes back to Nature. His Labour will contain an
    • connection with Nature. Everything, right up to the most complicated
    • of spiritual services, eventually goes back to Nature — to Labour
    • traced back in the long run to bodily work upon Nature. The process
    • begins from Nature; values are created there by the application of
    • still as close to Nature as possible — which have to be
    • upon Nature for themselves. Say that the village economy consists of
    • Nature.” For we shall then have this result: Say there is
    • one in every moment will then have his connection with Nature, even in
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    • common understanding of the inmost nature of the Being
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    • achieve when the physical body in its true nature is being formed.
    • is, we have two eyes because if it were our nature to see with a
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    • is necessary first to come to a clearer perception of the nature of
    • phenomena of the various kingdoms of Nature. But this is not all. Man
    • anxiety, that is, of a spiritual nature; and particularly at the
    • nature. The forces of the plants tend perpetually to carry him out —
    • morning, — back into his own animal nature.
    • Nature and with all that goes on in her world. People cannot do this
    • the Greeks it was a matter of looking into Nature, of
    • beholding Nature. But the initiate of modern times has to set
    • Cosmos. That is the nature of the task modern initiation
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    • Nature; but we cannot help feeling that we have in us something more
    • Nature, but without any moral element discernible within it; the
    • beholding Nature; but strange as it may sound, we leave behind us our
    • Man, of course, carries in him all the time the part of his nature
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    • Luciferic and Ahrimanic Forces Fight in Human Nature
    • human relationships, about the nature and activities of these
    • have around us, to begin with, the world of Nature in her various
    • concerned. Behind Nature lies a kind of second Nature, — a
    • spiritual, super-sensible Nature. The first, the Nature to which we
    • Nature that is behind, he does not perceive. It has, for all that, a
    • physical Nature also within us. When we look within, we perceive this
    • physical nature in our instincts and our passions. These are of
    • course astral, but they rise up from the physical Nature. And this
    • physical Nature that we have within us and that we perceive in our
    • of Nature, her external appearance; and behind it we have to divine
    • the presence of a super-sensible nature. When on the other hand we
    • Nature.
    • super-sensible Nature that is around us can be understood and
    • on the strict laws of Nature and on what takes place within their
    • Nature. The super-sensible that is behind external Nature will
    • nature, so that under no circumstances shall he find himself tempted
    • nature, to whom I alluded in my last lecture in another connection.
    • instinctive nature and seize hold of it. The man then falls victim to
    • these powers will be able to hold on to his instinctive nature
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    • Taurus sphere. You may imagine therefore, what is the nature of the
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    • common understanding of the inmost nature of the Being
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    • achieve when the physical body in its true nature is being formed.
    • is, we have two eyes because if it were our nature to see with a
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    • is necessary first to come to a clearer perception of the nature of
    • phenomena of the various kingdoms of Nature. But this is not all. Man
    • anxiety, that is, of a spiritual nature; and particularly at the
    • nature. The forces of the plants tend perpetually to carry him out —
    • morning, — back into his own animal nature.
    • Nature and with all that goes on in her world. People cannot do this
    • the Greeks it was a matter of looking into Nature, of
    • beholding Nature. But the initiate of modern times has to set
    • Cosmos. That is the nature of the task modern initiation
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    • Nature; but we cannot help feeling that we have in us something more
    • Nature, but without any moral element discernible within it; the
    • beholding Nature; but strange as it may sound, we leave behind us our
    • Man, of course, carries in him all the time the part of his nature
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    • Luciferic and Ahrimanic Forces Fight in Human Nature
    • human relationships, about the nature and activities of these
    • have around us, to begin with, the world of Nature in her various
    • concerned. Behind Nature lies a kind of second Nature, — a
    • spiritual, super-sensible Nature. The first, the Nature to which we
    • Nature that is behind, he does not perceive. It has, for all that, a
    • physical Nature also within us. When we look within, we perceive this
    • physical nature in our instincts and our passions. These are of
    • course astral, but they rise up from the physical Nature. And this
    • physical Nature that we have within us and that we perceive in our
    • of Nature, her external appearance; and behind it we have to divine
    • the presence of a super-sensible nature. When on the other hand we
    • Nature.
    • super-sensible Nature that is around us can be understood and
    • on the strict laws of Nature and on what takes place within their
    • Nature. The super-sensible that is behind external Nature will
    • nature, so that under no circumstances shall he find himself tempted
    • nature, to whom I alluded in my last lecture in another connection.
    • instinctive nature and seize hold of it. The man then falls victim to
    • these powers will be able to hold on to his instinctive nature
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    • The True Nature of the Second Coming
    • before our mind's eye as distinctly as possible the nature of our
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    • true nature of the second coming of Christ is His appearance to human
    • without meaning: “Nature makes no leaps.” This sounds
    • objective, yet it is senseless, because nature continually makes
    • stamen, and so on. After nature has developed gradually for some
    • Therein lies the essential nature of evolution, that crises and leaps
    • nature makes no leaps”; in reality it makes many leaps.
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    • was for Goethe who, as a child, kindled his small altar to nature
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    • true nature of the second coming of Christ is His appearance to human
    • between head and limbs we have evidence of the microcosmic nature of
    • contrast between the cometary and lunar natures, between comets and
    • of human nature that can confront us in the physical body are in
    • and the cometary nature, representing the feminine in the universe,
    • humanity. The cometary nature is as though feminine, and in the
    • feminine nature in the cosmos. It is something that really gives the
    • existence from the depths of a nature existing before the dawn of
    • The cometary nature is something elemental; it stirs
    • nature is connected in some way with earthly existence. It is only in
    • human nature? There is, for example, Halley's Comet, which now again
    • aspect — has the task of impressing on human nature its own
    • special being in such a way that this human nature and essence take a
    • the two lower members of human nature, on what is masculine and
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    • The True Nature of the Second Coming
    • of nature, in the various elements.
    • Godhead behind the appearances of nature, and this possibility
    • nature. All of this undergoes an intensification in the age of
    • man sought to grasp the nature and essential character of the Christ
    • out into the world, toward outer physical nature, in order to find
    • revealed Himself to Moses out of the elements of nature, He revealed
    • ground as if dead. This means that everything of a lower nature in
    • occur. It is inherent in the fundamental nature of the human soul
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    • nature. All the strange illnesses described in the Gospels in which
    • nature.
    • true nature of Christ, whose second coming indicates a maturing of
    • I-nature. Abraham realized that behind the phenomena of the world of
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    • Before we investigate the nature of this self-knowledge,
    • nature of will. That we do not perceive this activity of the will,
    • Endeavors to disguise one's nature by day are useless. In the face of
    • moral-aesthetic nature streams downward from above. At the moment of
    • been described as the nature of Jesus of Nazareth, it must be
    • pass; it is an event of nature. That it will come to pass is as true
    • nature, is something small and insignificant compared with the
    • summoned nature to their aid by having plants and branches of trees
    • his development gives no intimation of the nature of the
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    • exists a soul nature beyond consciousness; they search for a soul
    • will be of a more historic nature, with what I will add tomorrow.
    • are nothing other than certain forces of nature.
    • that they are dealing with higher forces of nature. People are made
    • to believe that these are higher forces of nature, that psychism and
    • the like are only higher forces of nature. The true concept of soul
    • nature. Then they were disappointed, these brothers of the left, that
    • in a vague way. It is very easy to be a materialist when all nature
    • who is of a strong Ahrimanic nature, in place of Christ.
    • that is akin to the forces of nature; in its will it is much more
    • closely related to the forces of nature than is man. I must emphasize
    • mineralogist, and paleontologist describe only its mineral nature
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    • What man has before him as a realm of nature
    • together in all that man calls nature and includes in natural science
    • on the one hand and nature worship, aesthetics of nature, etc., on
    • through the wisdom-filled guidance of the world: man can grasp nature
    • being as experience from nature through sense perception. Behind the
    • tapestry of nature lies something quite different, which is
    • however, when man perceives nature. What man calls nature is
    • sifted. When we perceive through our senses, nature is, as it were,
    • and nature is transmitted to us as an undivided system. At the moment
    • bringing clarification into nature — the elemental spirits or
    • influences upon human souls that could also be regulated by nature
    • one is no longer in a position to speak about