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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • confronts each person. There is one golden rule that must be followed
    • essential for this comprehension. The golden rule is this, “Live your
    • contains is the one expressed here in the golden rule.
    • It is evident that the supposition inherent in this golden rule
    • he imprints in himself by constantly holding it in his mind, becomes
    • new inclinations must be acquired by constantly holding the thought of
    • illusion. The golden rule applying here is that, before even taking
    • Gita, the hymn of human perfection. Too, they are found in the Old
    • cannot get hold of a newspaper fast enough and tell the news to
    • though it is really easy, it does hold true here that the easy is
    • older times. Hence, the book replaces the former oral
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • with the great questions of Eternity, that it holds itself aloof from
    • is to fulfill a task, a mission, then it must take hold of what moves
    • of an old and good expert of the psyche, Hippel. He says that
    • cultural history and hold to what has always been said — that
    • she is engaged in the farmyard, in the house or in the old
    • last century. It was necessary that old religious feelings and
    • Old Testament, this name signified the annunciation of the Godhead in
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • to eat meat than to abstain and yet yearn for it, we are told
    • Dr. Steiner once told of a medical doctor, a
    • through an unsuitable diet. Is it not possible to mold the body in
    • man's nutritional needs of them. But spiritual science holds to the
    • respects the various aspects of the soul. When we behold man from
    • when we see in him this fourfold being. Only with the total
    • fourfold man before us can we do justice to the scope of the
    • spiritual viewpoint, the unfolding of this inner activity signifies
    • the unfolding of the actual inner life. When a man is forced to
    • himself. Yet, if he takes the opportunity to unfold his own inner
    • among the animals the various and manifold characteristics of men.
    • important for him to unfold certain external qualities such as
    • develop qualities enabling them to unfold their physical forces are
    • otherwise qualified, a man will be better able to unfold the best
    • manner. He can contribute toward the unfolding of free, independent
    • Spiritual science views man as a fourfold being:
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • what may be called ‘anthroposophical history’, told as an
    • So here again there is a threefold life of soul. The intellectual
    • reveals the threefold polarity of the intellectual, the aesthetic and
    • unfold true understanding of what is contained in the Christ Impulse.
    • ready to behold the Christ who will move among them in an etheric
    • the Pauline saying holds good, that the spirit is willing but the
    • Anthroposophy is the preparation for everything that the future holds
    • a fourth; it is of fourfold extension — it has the quality of
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • unable to hold a single thought in his head, let alone carry it through to a
    • It is extremely harmful for our time that many of the men who hold high
    • behave in such a way that these members unfold strongly and
    • brooch in a different place each evening, but as I do so I will hold the
    • becomes habit to hold such thoughts when things are put aside, it
    • himself wishes. What is hereby achieved is of untold importance. When,
    • Spritual science views man as a fourfold being:
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • creed, thereby interfering with what someone may hold precious. Anyone
    • youth or old age, so in these cultures mankind's experiences were not
    • body. We see how the soul and spirit takes hold of and works upon
    • earth grew cold, when its plant covering began to fade, he had to feel
    • unfolding fresh forces and lived in the stage of childhood, as it
    • man's origin can no longer be found on the old path; it must be found
    • spiritual world. The spiritual investigator can behold a variety of
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • hearts throughout the ages whenever one of the old plays, such as the one
    • "Behold in this reminder of death what you really are as human beings.
    • have the aspect of older people, whereas the souls that are borne away by
    • sentiments throughout life, no matter how old they grew, and that there
    • were others who grew old not only physically but also in their souls. This
    • old people, and the souls of those who have preserved their connection with
    • in order that man may take hold of what is expressed in the Campo Santo
    • destiny of the soul to remain young even though the body may grow old.
    • Mystery of Golgotha, even when the body grows old. The soul will then feel
    • Beholds the Spirit victory of the Sun
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • salvation of mankind: once in the old Lemurian epoch, then in the
    • upright position was acquired by slow stages in the old Lemurian
    • out of the condition he still occupied during the old Moon period when
    • parallel with the Moon's surface. During the old Lemurian time he
    • If, during the old Lemurian epoch, the first Christ-Event had not
    • old Lemurian epoch, in the realm which is the nearest spiritual sphere
    • that in that old Lemurian epoch — but in etheric spiritual heights
    • This which man received into himself in the old Lemurian epoch has
    • possible because the first Christ-Event took place in the old Lemurian
    • grasp Christianity in a living way, the following words will also hold
    • in our memory as our inner being — everywhere we behold the living
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • supramundane acts, one taking place in the old Lemurian period and two
    • this unselfishness if Lucifer, even in the old Lemurian age, had been left
    • constitution holds us up securely in the physical world only when we do
    • martyrs still knew that the old Greek sages, although they did not use the
    • keep a hold upon itself, and had it been delivered to these forces,
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • hundreds and even thousands of years old. But truth possesses powers
    • and The Threshold of the Spiritual World.
    • reminiscences produced by memory, don't hold up. For the spiritual
    • the old and familiar. These sick soul-figments appear to us in
    • situation with regard to his new spiritual surroundings. I've told you
    • of soul not present in external life. He must constantly hold on to
    • that in ancient times Buddhism spoke out of old traditions about
    • Lessing was getting senile in his old age.” That makes people more
    • old prejudices. This young spiritual knowledge wants to make itself
    • of old, who, in accordance with the ways of their times, were rightly
    • prophets in the old sense will simply be laughed at. Spiritual science
    • his soul from the physical body as a result of initiation can behold
    • thirty years old. Prejudiced humanity confronts spiritual science with
    • instantly invites prejudice. And the same holds true of almost
    • precisely those people who cannot be old-fashioned Christians who have
    • good old Europe. How do we know if the sun also rises in America,
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • would call the most sublime human principle ever to unfold on earth.
    • golden veins down in the rock depression to wind around Ahriman's body
    • dream before the battle in which he was told, “If you approach
    • spiritual level. The old way of spiritual interaction with the earth
    • Christ, but must set our sight on the threefold configuration: Christ,
    • in holding onto, and dwelling in, what the collective soul of his
    • is told that in Central Europe the close association of the “I” with
    • they unfold in external reality inasmuch as they reveal themselves as
    • to explain how the ether bodies of the young soldiers who have gone
    • This fall we witnessed in Dornach the death of little seven-year-old
    • military hospital. Little seven-year-old Theodor was really a sunny
    • again. Friends fetched tools and alerted Swiss soldiers to help us
    • the place of the accident.” I have told you this externally tragic
    • spiritual progress that must take hold on earth.
  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • conception that we hold of our Movement if we understand its inmost
    • own epoch, throughout its duration, will develop and unfold the
    • work, so in the sixth epoch a common consciousness will lay hold of
    • complete freedom of thought and a longing for it will so lay hold of
    • holds, will rest wholly within the power of his own individuality.
    • holds the view that no limb ought to be separated from his body at
    • materialistic consciousness have laid hold of the human being. This
    • peoples will not be ready until the sixth epoch of culture to unfold
    • the group soul to which they hold fast. What we call the group soul,
    • at all, for it is the old form of group soul existence. If it
    • preserve in an external form, namely, an old Luciferic-Ahrimanic form
    • retained in the forces of old age, but in his later years the human
    • our working groups. What holds Eastern Europe so firmly to the group
    • the world. If we, with our senses, behold the evil and wickedness, we
    • refutes the divinity of the world, for when we behold the world with
    • Not only cold, amazed acquaintance yield'st
    • The deep mysterious miracles unfold.
    • that is a mere survival of the old. Our efforts are to cherish and
    • accordance with them, the true spirit of our Movement will hold sway in
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • which now holds sway.
    • appeared to me at a certain moment and it has told me this or that. I
    • hold fast to this truth!
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • today, from infancy to old age, we obtain a very different picture from the
    • doubts its claims. Only a little while ago it was possible to hold the belief
    • nor do we wish to hold it back, for its life consists in the conquests needed
    • revolved by means of a pin. And behold! tiny particles do actually sever
    • the spiritual researcher discovers that even as we behold color by means of
    • physical eye, the spiritual researcher beholds an extra-terrestrial being
    • actual fact that this “spiritual eye” really beholds a stream of
    • physical plants growing out of the soil, spiritual sight beholds spiritual
    • winter because of seeing the snow and feeling the cold does not know that
    • cold weather which wraps the earth in snow is the season when the earth is
    • Spiritual sight beholds in the period of childhood the first member of this
    • evolution of the earth to what sense perception beholds in earth life. But
    • energy which operates to unfold and wither the plant world in the course of
    • and face as well. When we are seven years old, we give birth, as it were, to
    • longer being the only ones at work, and because the etheric body takes hold
    • a living being in its entirety. When the “spiritual eye” beholds how
    • From about the age of twenty-one a further super-sensible member lays hold
    • have to wait until the fourth stage of bodily life made the unfolding of the
    • has not told us his name, for he has the mind of a true scientist who knows
    • of controversial arguments championed by the world which holds itself to be
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • untold depths of the human being must be sounded when one begins to
    • of forces and impulses have been holding sway. From a certain point of
    • also take hold of man — bring him physical death. In the great
    • Universe certain impulses hold sway. Man belongs to the Universe;
    • The forces which we must describe as the forces of death took hold of
    • intensity, taking hold only of a portion of his being. If we would
    • pass the so-called Guardian of the Threshold and learn truly to know
    • this may be stated: He who crosses the threshold into the spiritual world
    • Universe these forces of Evil hold sway. Man must receive them, and in
    • behold and see his fellow-men in new and ever changing ways. To-day,
    • elements of this. Look at the human being — behold his head: it
    • Behold, the human being passes by us, and we shall not imagine that we
    • the eternal, will make us either warm or cold. It will have to fill us
    • either with inner warmth or with inner cold. We shall go through the
    • make us warm, another will make us cold. Worst of all will be those
    • who make us neither warm nor cold. Thus we shall have an inner
    • of to-day. Alas, almost at once, everyone falls back into the old
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • hold of the whole human being and making him entirely dependent on
    • that his power to work is sold; in this way something belonging to him
    • when I was ten years old? I will imagine myself entirely into the
    • of ten years old. I will try to forget that I was that; I will really
    • being less haunted at 30 by the impulses of a 10 year old. Detachment
    • moment: If the 10 year old child works on unconsciously in you, then
    • you are the 30 or 40 year old augmented by the 10 year old. It is just
    • the same with the 11, the 12 year old child and so on. Egoism has
    • the Silver King and the Golden King. Many remarkable things are spoken
    • with the Guardian of the Threshold”. There are marked differences in
    • suited for bringing to the Threshold those spiritual beings who
    • higher worlds, to the other side of the Threshold, and certain other
    • Threshold but who are invisible to ordinary consciousness. The Central
    • tragic suffering when nearing the Threshold. We must pay attention to
    • this struggle which takes place at the Threshold, between spirits
    • human selfishness. The Westerner who approaches the Threshold does not
    • Threshold of the spiritual world.
    • blindfolded their eyes, so that their attention was directed from the
    • blindfold their eyes to occult facts; to give no heed to them, to work
    • combat the unrighteous Prince of this world, who lays hold of all
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • The Golden Blade, 1954.
    • it necessary to speak at the present time of the threefold social
    • of the old knighthood, of the feudal overlords, of those in whom
    • vestiges of the old Nibelung characteristics still survived. These
    • Goethe, with all his power to unfold great, all-embracing ideas in
    • towards the threefold membering of a healthy social organism was
    • which can have meaning only when the threefold social order becomes
    • where it could unfold only in shackles. I am speaking here only of
    • straightforward way. The transformation of the old impenetrable
    • by the old Germanic way of life and the latter by the Latin-Roman
    • distinction consistent with the threefold membering of the body
    • relationships surviving from olden times against the political State,
    • international character, the old order was doomed. A man might have
    • science and of what had come out of the old Roman juristic system in
    • measles’, in a manner of speaking. In the old Imperium Romanum a
    • understand this, we must consider once more the threefold membering of
    • the material and the physical, thinks of this threefold membering, he
    • of threefold man: actually it is taken to be the whole man. One need
    • This threefold membering of the human being, which will ultimately
    • find expression in a threefold social order because its factual
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  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • Intuition are not just any old forces gotten from we do not know where,
    • happen if a time were to come when human beings completely lost hold
    • not eat in a physiological sense until we understand it. I told you once,
    • effect on our organism. And when I told you today that memory is the
    • sphere of economics and the life of the state. That is why our “Threefold
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • and is related in manifold ways to the solid earth as a whole. This is
    • does the Ego, which holds together the impulses of will, send these
    • By way of the warmth-body the Ego unfolds the clear
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • man's external constitution and what it unfolds, through
    • physical body. But it is paramountly the etheric body that takes hold
    • soul, the soul-and-spirit, takes hold of this warmth-organism and by
    • began, very gradually, to be unfolded in Greece,
    • Copernican view of the world, and even the old astrology, from what
    • societies to withhold vital secrets of world-existence, because by so
    • them but want to withhold them from the masses in order to enhance
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • in haphazard thoughts but in holding certain easily envisaged thoughts
    • stir us to action. But it is just through unfolding devotion to the
    • thoughts. We unfold love in our actions by letting thoughts radiate
    • and nothing more — so what we unfold as the life of thought is
    • unfolds whenever we raise an arm or turn the head, unless we take
    • figures of the Golden King, the Silver King, and the Brazen King. We
    • But what is it that is actually taking place as man unfolds his life
    • unfolds within him a new reality leading into the future. He is the
    • When, out of semblance, through fructification by the will, we unfold
    • Just as when a plant unfolds it contains in its blossom the seed to
    • grow, so what is unfolded through freedom must find an element in
    • man is a threefold being: as nerve-and-sense man he is the bearer of
    • more unfolded in love? It operates in that, as man performs such
    • unfolds in man when, as a free being, he finds his way into pure
    • Matter is born! — We behold the coming-into-being of matter! We
    • the old documents have been burned and new ones written. It is the
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • course of many years. I have told you: We look back into the first
    • Madonna. The Virgin is holding the child Jesus, and behind her are the
    • portrayed Isis holding the child Horus. The motif of that earlier picture
    • congruence between what appears in Christianity and the old pagan mysteries.
    • renewed, then it must not simply follow the old form — Osiris, killed by
    • popular for modern times and has taken hold of all circles of people who
    • the luciferic element holds sway in this world picture, just as the
    • enables us to see into the world with understanding, worked in a twofold
    • and that these things must be given a new content. Old habits must be left
    • world, where cliches and routine hold sway. Let us remember that our
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • manifold ways; and with the recurrence of the Christmas festival
    • In the Gospels we find a twofold announcement of the birth of Christ
    • Three Kings, the Three Wisemen from the Orient. We are told that
    • although they no longer had the old clairvoyance; gone also were their
    • old wise ways of fathoming the universe. The ancient wisdom-teachings
    • as well as the old instinctive clairvoyance had grown very dim as the
    • science of humanity in olden times, we find its content essentially
    • we hold of them with our present-day abstract, theoretical grasp of
    • same event, was announced in a twofold way to men.
    • permits only of that cold, natural-scientific observation of the outer
    • very beautiful custom, scarcely 150 years old, to have the Christmas
    • Thus the old Jehovah-religion again took the place of the
    • from grasping the Mystery of Golgotha to lay hold again on something
    • This fact is pointed to in the twofold annunciation of the Christmas
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • This lecture is from the Golden Blade, 1949. There is no GA# associated
    • men of olden times, on the one hand with the knowledge of the inner
    • In olden times, these two aims — knowledge of Nature and knowledge of
    • how man had to cross a “Threshold” in order to come into the
    • without fear the revelations that await him at the Threshold. Again, in
    • ordinary life man is protected from crossing the Threshold. Call it
    • protected by the “Guardian of the Threshold,” and of undergoing
    • “Threshold,” “Guardian of the Threshold.” Let me
    • the expressions which in olden times could be used to describe intimate
    • present-day mankind. What man meant in olden times when he spoke of
    • the Threshold and the Guardian of the Threshold was something
    • What was it of which the men of olden times were afraid? What was it
    • how it all looks to the eye, that, we are told, is a mere illusion,
    • concerning the men of olden times, and how they thought about the
    • olden times, however, this heliocentric conception of the world was a
    • considered a knowledge that lay “beyond the Threshold”;
    • man must needs first cross the Threshold before he can come into those
    • natural to us to-day, was for them on the other side of a Threshold that
    • has in the course of evolution been pushed across what was for Olden
    • times a Threshold on the path to higher knowledge. The apprehension
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • — unfolded by the human being. This is feeling which tends towards
    • unfolds the element of antipathy in his life of feeling so strongly
    • antipathy which then lays hold of his astral body; his astral body is
    • ordinary consciousness — on yonder side of the Threshold. He who comes
    • unfold sympathies and antipathies, there is still intensity of life.
    • is beyond his reach, because the Guardian of the Threshold stands
    • sun-mystery must remain untold, that a civilization knowing nothing of
    • passing on this ancient tradition of the threefold Mystery of the Sun.
    • Today, of course, it must be realized that the old instinctive wisdom
    • ruins of olden times, intent upon building again out of these ruins
    • necessary that men should hold for a time to the superstition of the
    • germinate in the darkness, who longed to preserve the old instinctive
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • his own breathing’. In this name we have a direct reference to the Old
    • the threshold of his consciousness. In ordinary consciousness memories
    • how, beneath the threshold of consciousness, there lives what may be
    • also bears of his own being beneath the threshold of consciousness he
    • normally lies beneath the threshold of consciousness, we will hear
    • Everything that is formed as inward sound, in the most manifold way,
    • those olden days was one and the same thing. The wisdom in the
    • piling them up. In olden days one did not count in this way. A start
    • the spheres. This is the difference between what holds good today and
    • into pure appearance, so strongly indeed that the whole manifold
    • abstraction took hold of European culture and thus resulted in the
    • persisted however, was a kind of desperate holding on to what this
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • lecture from The Golden Blade. 1978. The editor's permission
    • of teeth — these forms that we behold in the etheric body begin to
    • Yes, indeed, untold things can be inscribed in this astral body. When
    • you are forty-five years old, almost all your movements are inscribed
    • when we hold a pen in writing, all that we thus accomplish in the
    • in manifold ways through all our human actions.
    • This is a phenomenon of untold importance. For, my dear friends, we
    • hold together what he had first formed within him as an essence out of
    • speaking, begins only at the moment when the astral heart takes hold
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • cannot lead to such an understanding of each particular age. We may be told
    • unfolded, but that leaves us without any key to the position of each in the
    • or animal — of what grew there, took form, and unfolded within them. This
    • crossing the threshold of death the moment would come when he would not
    • On being initiated into this fact, the pupil in the Mysteries would be told
    • become fully human when he has crossed the threshold of death, and pure
    • Man reaches it only when he has gone through the threshold of death into
    • Only after crossing the threshold of death did one become spiritual man
    • lay hold of the inner strength of pure thinking in the act of self-knowledge.
    • alive in him. Previously it sat under the threshold of his consciousness,
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • the invisible man can lay hold of the physical organization.
    • etheric body; instead this stream lays hold of man's physical body
    • stream which, from the ego, takes hold of the physical organization
    • nerve-sense process, where the ego takes hold of the physical
    • itself with the astral forces, taking hold of oxygen and only then,
    • does it take hold of the organism with the help of the breathing
    • taken hold of by the nerve process going in the opposite direction.
    • excessive breakdown process from above downward, it takes hold of one
    • way that the invisible man takes insufficient hold of his physical
    • anthroposophy will be something that can take hold of modern
    • originating in older times.
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • that what I just told you about developed — this medical-therapeutic
    • Thus we can see how a fundamental understanding of this three-fold
    • organism in such a way that it appears to you in its three-foldness, then
    • all today but in older medicine it was widely used. This antimony mirror,
    • are consistent with an understanding of the threefold human organism,
    • unfolds its own, I would like to say, antimonizing force which has as its
    • direction of Frau Dr. Ita Wegman, who unfolds an activity full of blessing
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • what may be called ‘anthroposophical history’, told as an
    • as was said of old, the true Temple of the Godhead — of the Divine
    • threefold Being. Likewise our ether-body is the dwelling-place of the
    • behind when at a certain time of old Atlantis the great teachers of
    • event when I was ten or twelve years old; all that then followed was
    • from olden time, through which the Mystery was understood This wisdom
    • still preserve some relic of the old instinctive wisdom. They are the
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • taken hold in a number of human souls who will then be able to create the
    • When we look back into olden times, we see rise up before us within the
    • significance the prophet Elijah had for the people of the Old Testament, and
    • painter who let his artistic power unfold in marvellous depths of
    • behold, my dear friends, how Raphael enters the Moon sphere, and we see how
    • impregnated with the Divine. We behold Raphael as it were completely “at
    • Then we behold him wander through the Mercury sphere where, in
    • And thus was he, who on Earth had unfolded so great a love for art,
    • Jesus, — he now beholds all this pour its rays into the cosmic
    • had of the evolution of the later Eliphas Levi. And we behold too how he
    • to be a biography. What is it? Nothing but a reproduction of old anecdotes
    • told by Vasari! No biography of Raphael at all, but something altogether
    • And now we behold the wonderful artistic power of Raphael come to life
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • could not grasp that the old prophecies referred to a Being who had
    • it is so: the oldest inhabitants of the earth knew nothing of death,
    • outer aspect resembled that of animals, these oldest of men had a
    • oldest times to the Mystery of Golgotha, one may say: more and more,
    • acquainted with death. The old ages in which man knew nothing of
    • the intellect is only possible in a world where death holds sway.
    • in the human error which would hold sway if Ahriman alone were to
    • greater part in the older evolution of mankind, and that Ahriman
    • therein, that He told them: What took place on Golgotha, is the
    • the view that there is an old traditional teaching, which existed
    • cross. That is, man must have turned the old divine wisdom into
    • they had no need of the intellect. The older people who obtained
    • renders us cold and dead within. It paralyses us. When our intellect
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • “MACBETH”. The hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience
    • unfolds its thoughts and feelings.
    • to some extent some of the greatest qualities in his plays: the bold
    • career in the lowest ranks, by holding the horses of the visitors
    • a number of such boys who had to hold the horses' reins, and was at
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • hold of Shakespeare's plays on his audience was proved by a
    • conjures up before us a human character and unfolds his thoughts
    • extent some of the greatest qualities in his plays: the bold
    • theatrical career in the most menial way, by holding the horses
    • became supervisor of a number of such boys who had to hold the
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    • Tradition holds that his death he left the writings to his widow, who
    • to behold your own soul.’
    • Life of the old Roman Empire. What was first republic, and then
    • surrendered its Life to the Form. (The old offices of the state were
    • poured into the old Form. What was formerly Life, later becomes Form
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    • sense-perceptions.” This statement holds good, however, only for
    • hover over innumerable, manifold sense-perceptible forms. When I think
    • before his mind as if written in letters of gold. “Thou wilt
    • three dimensions, our truth will still hold good as the special case
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    • In what I have now told you, you have as it were the fundamental form
    • is forbidden in the Old Testament to have intercourse with the dead.
    • one has as it were to turn right round, then you will have taken hold
    • but in the time when we who are older were still young — people
    • As I told you, the moments of waking and falling asleep are of
    • it in our soul, holding it until the moment of falling asleep; for
    • who are not able to perceive them — this knowledge must unfold in
    • thing from the death of people older than ourselves. Experience of the
    • we do not lose them, they stay with us spiritually. Of older people
    • who die, the reverse may be said. Those who are older do not lose us.
    • We do not lose little children; older people do not lose us.
    • Older people when they die are strongly drawn to the spiritual world,
    • but older people are endowed with higher faculties of perception
    • than are children who die young. Those who are older retain us.
    • who died in old age live, through being able to enter more easily into
    • it is caused by the death of a child or of an older person.
    • On the other hand, the pain we feel at the death of older people
    • called egotistical pain. An older person who has died does not lose us
    • two forms of pain: egotistical pain in regard to the old, a pain
    • a case. The same distinction holds good for all our thought about the
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    • as old as I am. The discovery I am speaking of is the following.
    • I told you the
    • not feel warm or cold. These sensations have to do with the nerves.
    • has fewer and instead is more permeated with nerves. This holds true
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1975.
    • said that during the Old Moon period our present sense-organs were
    • once natural; a falling back, in this case into the Old Moon period.
    • imaginative way of looking at things that was characteristic of Old
    • for if this were so, and if all that man experienced during the Old
    • during the Old Moon period; that during the Old Moon period man was
    • Old Moon. But if someone has a Moon vision here during the Earth
    • relate himself to the world in the same way as during the Old Moon
    • thinking back into the Old Moon, not to the extent of having visions,
    • transformed most if they are to be led back halfway to the Old Moon
    • to the Old Moon period.
    • Science must renew the capacity to take hold of and comprehend the
    • — to get hold of the reality again. The only effect of renewing
    • have to think back to the good Aristotle, who was nearer to the old
    • vision than modern man. I will remind you of only one thing about old
    • old traditions of the Mysteries. In reading Aristotle's
    • spiritual, taken hold of intensively. What does Schiller say? He
    • be exactly grasped if one tries to lay hold of the living through the
    • is always present at the Threshold of the spiritual world. Listen to
    • what comes from beyond the Threshold and you will hear that
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1977.
    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1977.
    • interpretations. They are headed by the Golden King, who represents
    • present-day men. An intimate older friend of mine, Karl Julius
    • that in those days the very last remnant, the last echo of the old
    • — it was all an echo or in a sense a picture of the old atavistic
    • one can see man within it. Man is a threefold being. In every age
    • — except for our own — he has been active in a threefold
    • an old superstition that must be overcome! To experience, also, he
    • very young people who have not yet looked round in the world. Old
    • Thus man is a threefold being in practical life. If you read my book,
    • consideration is given today to this threefold nature of man, and so
    • really a trinity, a threefold being. Today both revelation and
    • In our time threefold man is put together in an unclear, chaotic way,
    • work without a threefold social order. It would be just as senseless
    • “Aesthetic Letters” he says boldly that man is fully man
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1984. It is also known as,
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    • for external physiology. The division into seven-year periods holds
    • outside you of which the elemental beings took hold, you receive also
    • Two golden spurs I'll give to thee!
    • A mountain of gold I'll give to thee!”
    • “To a mountain of gold I'll not say nay,
    • of illness and of death. Please note the words exactly. In old poems
    • times. (Herder took these verses from an old folk-poem). Of the poems
    • ego-consciousness unfolds, as you know, in the first seven-year stage
    • ten years old our children cannot read or do sums. The Romans were not
    • said: No-one will be able in old age to bestow blessing upon others,
    • very much as the Hebrews of old or the Jews today speak of their
    • Jahve. I told you a few days ago how one could take Harnack's book,
    • not taken hold of men inwardly, but has remained a tradition. Even
    • where it has taken hold of men subjectively, their inner experiences
    • to take hold of the life of the spirit in its actuality. When people
    • the Earth bears upon her today the unmistakable signs of old age; she
    • rests in very shaky foundations. These theories would indeed not hold
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    • Published in The Golden Blade, 1990.
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    • forces. If the substances of the foodstuffs were merely to unfold
    • they are active in the physical body and are then taken hold of by the
    • also take hold of the foodstuffs and work upon them in such a way that
    • a very important part in olden days. But the onward progress of
    • striving should be to unfold real vision, to attain Imagination. If
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    • Earth existence, wherein the forces of gravity and weight hold sway.
    • I spoke to you here, I told you how man between death and a new birth
    • The old Hebrews took this into account. Only the consonants are
    • hold of him. An organ like the human eye or ear has in fact been
    • But I think your heart will still be left cold. Let outer physical
    • science describe the ear to you; your heart is left cold, it is not
    • a science, the heart is immediately taken hold of by it. Thus,
    • to the head, it leaves the Feeling cold and does not in any way call
    • only the beginning). He may be quite an old man; he now becomes
    • eighteen years old again. He perceives his youth as vividly as he
    • perceived it when he was eighteen years old. Suppose for instance that
    • when you were eighteen years old you lost someone who was very dear to
    • away. The old instinctive clairvoyance is no longer there. In the
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    • years old.
    • If a teacher makes a mistake while teaching a 10 or 12 year old, then,
    • people in hand in a bold and generous way. You can much more easily
    • make mistakes with older students, let us say with those at medical
    • world-interest is not aroused in the 15 or 16 year old. If they learn
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    • survived of the good old Freemasonry takes the form nowadays of charitable
    • the thought and the atom is once comprehended, the way to get hold of the
    • the future by using the good old forms than by having to struggle out of
    • paths along which his “ I ” unfolds, and to regard his deeds,
    • substance called Kundalini which holds together, within the human being,
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    • threshold leading into the spiritual world. They can live in
    • during sleep. Imaginative consciousness is only able to behold
    • who steps across the threshold of consciousness. People may not
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    • was one of the arts of the old Mysteries — those Mysteries which
    • old Mysteries, thus: from words there must be drawn Spirit. But
    • when, in the old Mysteries, they spoke of Word, or Logos,
    • its resounding and its manifold effects of warmth, its inner language.
    • And beholding it more closely, one can see that this organ permeates
    • Once, in the old Mysteries, they knew how to speak about the Beings of
    • Forms are the only real things in the universe. In the old dreamy
    • take hold of Thinking, Feeling, and Willing in the astral body, as
    • Thus we see, when we have threefold Man before us: —
    • the individual Spirits. Between death and a new birth he must behold
    • achieve the passage from the beholding of the spiritual realities in
    • their true form to the order of Earth, in which he does not behold the
    • once more to behold, and to know, and to understand, through the outer
    • the true beholding of the outer garment. He must learn to penetrate to
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    • perception which hold sway at that particular time. We have also seen
    • spiritual world has taken immediate hold of the course of historical
    • beings, need something real and immediate that can take hold of
    • called upon to enter into those factors which have laid hold of human
    • extraordinary anomaly in our age for we are told by
    • historical world-conception that has been inaugurated by Leopold von
    • force or of the unfolding of power. Neither are they what the writer
    • in these Gospels, the reconstructed descriptions of the old
    • the generations onwards from Abraham; but beholding this Divine
    • one can discover within himself. The old Gods were Folk-Gods,
    • world — hold sway in the depths of this ‘becoming.’
    • that the same thing holds good both in historical development
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    • spoken of in the old Pythagorean Schools was no mere figure of speech,
    • it unfolds in outer happenings. He saw in Beethoven the artist who was
    • say, science is already beginning to speak of old Atlantis. An article
    • In old Atlantis, the atmosphere was quite different from the
    • Atlanteans. The old Germanic peoples looked back to the ages when
    • flowed out of the mists of old Atlantis. In those ancient times wisdom
    • of egoism was entirely absent. Now the age-old symbol of a wisdom that
    • is common to all is gold. This gold was brought over from
    • Nifelheim. What became of the gold? It became a possession of the
    • the old universal wisdom and they now forged the Ring which
    • world of phantasy and imagination. Gold represents the remaining
    • And now think once again of old Atlantis. — Clouds and mists,
    • And now let us consider the time of transition from the old phase of
    • realisation on his part. — The old Atlanteans were possessed
    • think of the beginning of the Rhinegold. Is not the coming of
    • spirit emerges from the old. Two ‘Spirits of an Age’ confront one
    • But later on, a different principle began to hold sway — the
    • The pupils of the Grail were told of a state to which man would attain
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    • man could unfold higher faculties of knowledge and that by these means
    • age when very much of the old Initiation-wisdom was still living in
    • But then we find that from the fifth century A.D. onwards, this old
    • were immediate pupils of the older Initiates. The wisdom might only be
    • could still have been discovered by means of the old
    • a forgery. In this document it was said: Behold the godless Hellenes!
    • the School which not only set out to exterminate the old principle of
    • Newer geological strata always overlay those that are older and the
    • through these layers and so rediscover that old wisdom which was swept
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    • The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
    • THE CROSSING OF THE THRESHOLD AND
    • which we designate as the “crossing of the threshold”. In
    • my book I have described this crossing of the threshold by pointing
    • that the human being crosses the threshold. In many respects, the
    • crossing of the threshold, must be experienced unconsciously by the
    • unconsciously crossing the threshold of a significant portal, a
    • passes through this crossing of the threshold in such a way that the
    • the “threefold social organism”, which is now being
    • reason I think that the necessity of a threefold social organism will
    • human evolution. We should realise over and over again that the old
    • close our accounts with the old time. For the NEW time can only be
    • foolishness which had taken hold of humanity during the past few
    • restlessness has taken hold of mankind, to that space of time which
    • the spiritual world forces that we unfold through it; and what we
    • unfold HERE, what pertains exclusively to the earth, is the
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    • that the physical body holds together the whole animal kingdom, the
    • different kinds of pincers taking hold of the clock’s parts,
    • that great symbol at the beginning of the Old Testament: Adam and
    • manifold in its forms, and attached to it was a human spine, a spinal
    • develop and consequently the old spiritual science had to recede.
    • still lives to-day upon the old inheritance in every sphere, upon the
    • old inheritance that entered human evolution with the ancient
    • others, in this book: the four sons of the old Karamasov, Ivan,
    • son is again the offspring of another mother (the old Karamasov
    • peculiar mother. One does not know if he is really the son of the old
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    • presented to us. In the interior, as well as information on manifold
    • men of old, for finding styles of architecture and of building and
    • published this year by Diederichs. It is an old legend of which many
    • knowledge — sevenfold knowledge. But in a certain respect he
    • Wise Masters. When the Emperor holds him responsible for his son's
    • climax are graphically told. And now, think of it: We take the book
    • olden times the secrets of the world were expressed in pictures, or
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    • neither shall they say, Lo here, or Lo there, for behold the kingdom
    • of the life between birth and death. (In the very oldest Vedas nothing
    • happenings are recounted in an old story of which there have been many
    • that the Persian stock would overshadow the Median. The old story of
    • Hyperborean strain in it, it could not hold its own and petered out in
    • result of this third migration is recorded in Genesis, in the Old
    • hold of, and becomes the principle making all men equal before God.
    • In this way, manifold attempts to bring about regeneration were made.
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    • such knowledge only takes hold of the thinking life of man. So long
    • The old experience of Sin: the modern man has it no
    • ill.” Sickness and Sin: for the man of olden time these two
    • consciousness grew on the souls of olden time: We need an Education
    • When the pupils crossed the threshold of the Mysteries and came into
    • that if a man had gone on evolving with the old consciousness of the
    • the real thing. The souls of olden time, looking out through the body
    • they said: We still behold Him in the spiritual worlds, but His
    • can now behold, though with ever lessening activity, in spiritual
    • form, so that man could see Him and behold Him, and future History
    • How shall the soul live on when the body falls into decay? In olden
    • initiate of olden time, and of the initiate of the time of the
    • our own souls. There we behold our thoughts — the thoughts we
    • living thoughts, but with dead ones. He can take hold of the dead
    • take hold in its deepest, inmost sense, of the word of St. Paul: Not
    • in the new Science of Initiation. Then only shall we take hold of the
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    • unfolds a certain idealism, so that every time he utters a word, the
    • symbol. The man of olden time entered with heart and soul into the
    • to say that in the evolution of speech and language we are beholding
    • older times we find words that express how man reacts, what he finds
    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • Greek of an older time to take words and force them, as it
    • behold first the evolution of the Archangels and all that takes place
    • unfolds before us when we look away from the present-day language
    • language of will, and behold there the wonderful working and
    • weaving of the Divine Archangels, behold too how their working and
    • those olden times, when man had the power to create festivals, the
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    • and acting being. For many centuries it was justifiable to hold such
    • certain point of view this was quite right. In times when the Old
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • unfold an inner faculty in his soul, namely the faculty of thought.
    • have unfolded that strong, inner activity of thought which came to
    • consequence of the trend of evolution of which I have told you. It
    • to the older science of the Earth which had been a reflection of
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • unfold the faculty of pure thought were gradually tinged with
    • happening here, their inner life will be taken hold of by the fiery
    • efforts for union between the beings known in olden times as the
    • to the mythological lore of olden times. For it is only by rising to
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    • even as it has been lost. Only the old Imaginative clairvoyance which
    • together with it, constitute a kind of sevenfold entity, as do the
    • planets and the Sun according to the older conception.
    • words of untold importance which have, however, never been rightly
    • Luciferic and Ahrimanic forces are working in the most manifold ways.
    • threshold of consciousness. There comes a man, feeling in a depressed
    • them. All in all, this conservative way of holding on to the same
    • through all the wishes and cravings which hold him to the physical
    • aware that it was not they themselves who were beholding, but that
    • old atavistic clairvoyance. Instead there must now come into us what
    • surrounding sphere, among all the beings whom we behold
    • find our own Ego-being; and we shall behold from outside the
    • possibility to behold, as it were with the eye of the soul of Christ
    • Himself, our relation within the spiritual world, to behold ourselves
    • Anthroposophy, holding together through such inner feelings born out
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    • ideas are not fitted to take hold of the impulses which must be
    • aided through older, what we call atavistic, knowledge, through
    • viewed in the most manifold ways, and in fact I pointed in these
    • generations of Gods. The oldest God-generation was linked with Gaia
    • you know, the oldest generation of Gods was around Uranus and Gaea or
    • then have this rulership of the older Gods succeeded by that of the
    • according to the Old Testament men were pointed to ancestors who had
    • was absolutely impossible within the Old Testament conception.
    • In the Old Testament those whom men looked upon as Gods were in the
    • a swan, golden rain, and so on; thus in ordinary life these Gods were
    • can only hold sway for the life that man knows between birth and
    • the old Gaea-Uranus time.
    • processes, the Salt, Mercury, Sulphur-processes, but in their older
    • mythology. Let us hold that fact to begin with. We must have such
    • Egyptians also point to an older age when Osiris or Osirises —
    • briefly upon the Old Testament teachings before we draw any
    • different way from in their own time. The old atavistic clairvoyance
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    • in a certain sense even the Old Testament teachings to which we will
    • man's evolution in which there existed an old clairvoyance, a
    • more. The forces active in the old clairvoyance are now amidst the
    • said: Osiris was slain. They meant to say: the old life in the
    • Osiris. Together with the dying away of the old life of the world in
    • whereas the Egyptians in their old mysteries in the Osiris-time had a
    • old concrete conception in the Imaginative-script to the newer
    • older experience in Imaginations. Real physiological wisdom is, in
    • conditions, but they hold that such things should still be kept under
    • old times men were clear that in this way, merely through head
    • described. And as in those old times people connected the ordinary
    • a pernicious sense today is found in all old religious rites: the
    • The Old Testament
    • man.’ In the doctrine of the Old Testament this was transformed
    • the meaning of the Old Testament — be led from that living in
    • doctrine as that of the Old Testament.
    • it thus: When we go back into the old Osiris-time, then the human
    • Everyone in older times knew: ‘The perception of the day is
    • those olden times thought to be in direct connection with the
    • and languages often contain memories of old conditions — we
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    • between the basis of these myths and the Old Testament doctrines.
    • These Old Testament doctrines have sprung from a different spirit
    • to the things of the senses. We have seen that for this old atavistic
    • contemplation of the Gods, is to be found in the Old Testament
    • between the mythology of Egypt and Greece and the Old Testament, I
    • told you that the divine spiritual Beings who stand at the
    • beginning of the Old Testament, the Elohim, Jahve, can only be
    • Egyptian and the Greek mythology traced man back to older times in
    • Old Testament doctrine the Gods who were revered were at the same
    • time the Gods who created the human race. Only because the Old
    • this was it possible for the Old Testament doctrine to insert at the
    • the immediate present bears much in it, that points back to the Old
    • the second, the Zarathustra, the Old Persian epoch will light up, and
    • the feeling of the old Egyptians she was not only a mysterious deity,
    • that in which the old clairvoyance united man with the spirit of
    • it could reproduce itself again, fourteen-fold. And Typhon could give
    • And lo and behold, when
    • set a crown on her head in the place where once the old Isis had had
    • actual golden crown of genuine substance.
    • the Logos, however, must be laid hold of again. The cow-horns of
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    • the old Egyptian inscription of Isis: ‘I am the All. I am
    • merchants; it is something else that we are told — that he
    • speak, the becoming older of man, the going-towards-death, just as
    • older. But these things cannot be so simply elucidated, and so one
    • in which attention must be unfolded. We learn by the events of
    • indicted. But at that time it was impossible to get hold of
    • principle of man's becoming old, the becoming old of his
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    • years go on becomes older. In a certain respect one can say that for
    • In so doing the man's physical forces undergo manifold changes and
    • growing older was connected with a transformation of the soul and
    • element far into old age, but he had also the joy of this dependence.
    • which we call the Old Persian, man remained still capable of
    • nineteen-year-olds and eighteen-year-olds will believe that they
    • with sorrowful feelings can one now behold such a motto: ‘For
    • has not told himself is that one of the deepest and most significant
    • days: men have forgotten how really to become old, and we must learn
    • again to become old. We must learn in a new way how to become old,
    • into a matter, the holding fast to old traditional prejudices, which
    • old; near him he saw someone of forty, fifty, sixty years. He said to
    • himself: What happiness someday to be as old as that, for as one
    • obvious, immense veneration for one who had grown old; a looking up
    • it is to become old! For in the same degree as one became weaker in
    • older. But only our physical body grows older. For from the spiritual
    • aspect it is not true that we grow older. It is a maya, an external
    • ever older, the etheric or body of formative forces is old when we
    • are born; in fact, if we examine its true nature, it is old then and
    • Schwabian, then seventy-two years old, who had just petitioned for
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    • is actually twofold, if one disregards everything else. One
    • itself shows this twofold nature: our head develops quickly, the rest
    • eighty, ninety years old. If he had still lived from thirty to ninety
    • human being also of a twofold nature. One quickly acquires the
    • not understand how to become old — or I could say, to remain
    • young in growing old. Because men do not keep the inner livingness
    • their heart grows cold; the heart warmth does not stream up to the
    • fructify the head. The head-knowledge remains cold theory. There is
    • no necessity for it to remain cold theory, all head-knowledge can be
    • humanity were to understand how to become old, or younger in old age
    • they are told is put into such words as contain what I am now
    • of this or that Confession at Church, feebly upholding the theistic
    • none of us could ever be older than twenty-seven years. Twenty-seven
    • finished when we are twenty-seven years old; if it depended on the
    • day that it has a twofold nature, a head-nature and a heart-nature,
    • will be a particular inner experience. Think of this two-fold human
    • living experience, then man will know his twofold nature, he will
    • forty, fifty, sixty years old, and as I grow older from decade to
    • decade, there comes towards me through growing older something of the
    • learn; I must first be as old as he before I can find it in myself.
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    • two-fold form something of the solution of the world-riddle. In
    • Since water was needed for the soldiers, persons able to use the
    • the etheric body, and which, while we are growing old physically,
    • able to hold his lectures at the University. But Michelet was
    • ninety-three years old. And Hartmann related how Michelet had just
    • is only seventy-two years old saying he cannot go on lecturing. I am
    • seventy-two-year-old Zeller, put in a claim to be pensioned off —
    • structure of the old grammar school was really built up on these
    • but one that — preserved atavistically from olden times —
    • and Peace’ is even boldly and courageously written in face of
    • I have said before that what holds good today on earth has naturally
    • begins to want to hold conversation with the reflection because one
    • longer to have faith in the becoming older, if he wanted to stop
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    • consciousness. The old Oriental could do that because his soul and
    • simply to practice this old oriental method today, without attaining
    • bodies of the old American Indians, although they certainly descend
    • absorb what has remained in the Orient of the old oriental traditions
    • and a new birth; they are thus in reality old souls. They are being
    • people, in a certain way, continue to pay homage to the old, but once
    • It will no longer be able to live with the old picture of the world!
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    • life. The reason why the Ego and astral body cannot unfold
    • period of sleep holds within itself, in the world of soul and spirit,
    • unfold inner enthusiasm for ideals, they speak, in reality, of
    • from the Archangel, does not unfold the strength he should really
    • life, unfolded love for his fellow men — a faculty that belongs
    • exist. What can be said, and with truth, is that we behold how the
    • beginning. Karma holds good, nevertheless. If an illness, a
    • workings of speech (and the same holds good for karma, too) accompany
    • When Anthroposophy speaks of the manifoldness of the spiritual world,
    • enabled gradually to behold the whole warp and woof of the world and
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    • Their golden urns reciprocally lending,”
    • of heavenly forces ascending and descending with their golden urns,
    • very growth and unfolding life of the plants. And this is an eloquent
    • how all that unfolded in Greek culture since the age of Pythagoras
    • measure, number and weight, another must unfold.
    • were still one, when instead of intellectuality man unfolded an
    • and of beholding in direct vision the world of sentient being.
    • in olden times and, the comparison often drawn is that a child who
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • lies before the soul; the old forces have simply been strengthened,
    • unfolds the activity of thinking. He thinks about something or other;
    • freely unfolding thought, we are protected from the danger of
    • of this we realise that what we are there beholding inwardly is none
    • unfolds of the higher worlds. The knowledge he communicates must be
    • human reason and discrimination. This holds good not only at the
    • tableau of earthly life is all that rises up, but it also holds good
    • olden times have persisted through tradition and even today are still
    • Out-breathing ... the pupil of Yoga in olden times was transported
    • existence is interwoven. The inner world is laid hold of, comprised
    • within the life of thought, of feeling, of will. In laying hold of
    • sphere. And when, in the way described, he beholds himself in his own
    • inner experimentation in order to unfold perception of higher worlds
    • necessity is at work when, as a human being, I act and unfold my
    • energy and matter and holding the view that no impulse of the human
    • is unfolded in a single earth-existence —
    • dependent upon the connection between this new life and the old. —
    • into vapid castles in the air; on the contrary, it holds that to
    • The Threefold Commonwealth.
    • must unfold if the true dignity of manhood is to be attained. And so
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    • particular, will be unfolded in the next few days. We may say that
    • from older traditions, from what existed in Asia, Africa and southern
    • super-sensible vision. This older form of wisdom, the last echoes of
    • evinced that the older form of spirituality had ceased to exist and
    • come across statements showing that the recollection of an old
    • traditional form. Aristotle is aware of this older form of wisdom; he
    • intellectual way of grasping the old spiritual contents. These can no
    • were, a shadow-outline of the old spiritual wisdom. We can see
    • meaning with the old spiritual wisdom, reaches its climax in the
    • technique which was unfolded by the scholastic thinkers of the
    • one good to take hold of a book such as Willmann's “History of
    • which originated from old traditions, but their meaning could no
    • grasped and explained by the unfolding intellect, and that ratio,
    • unfolded, but throughout that time it had not enriched itself
    • Nature which existed up to that time, was an old traditional
    • a time when the intellect did not merely unfold its technique,
    • was still supposed to uphold what had been preserved traditionally
    • from the old dogmas. In addition to this fact, the human beings were
    • were made to uphold Christianity even in the face of the enlightened
    • this development. I would only like you to hold fast in particular,
  • Title: Lecture: The Remedy for Our Diseased Civilisation
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    • unfolded in its most perfect form before the natural-scientific
    • in the threefold human being, namely the nerve-sensory part, with the
    • as their foundation and those in whom the old traditional thoughts
    • which there hold sway, are just as much hidden in the darkness of
    • merely lays claim on one third of the threefold human being: the
    • of man, which takes hold of the complete human structure, works out
    • hold of it, and then it is not active in a divine-spiritual sense,
    • earth in which the so-called civilisation has unfolded. We may
    • the abstract thinking logic, which merely takes hold of the head, and
    • see, an older and more instinctive form of wisdom could feel
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Body as a Reflexion of the Universe
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    • hope that these times also bear within them forces for the unfolding
    • of hope. Let me therefore unfold a few thoughts before your souls.
    • feel in the manifold events of the present time, is the fact that
    • grows older and older. But this is not the case with the etheric
    • body does not in any way grow older; the etheric body grows younger
    • older, until it reaches, as it were, a certain childlike stage of
    • physical body, is, comparatively speaking, old, and in the course of
    • were told that the son of our friend Faiss was missing — a
    • of him. This child (he was only seven years old) was an exceptionally
    • drawn out of our etheric body as we grow old in the course of our
    • threshold of death on the bloodstained battlefields, pass through
    • forces will in future hold sway in the world, so that the world may
    • the spiritual world; for this we would have to unfold far
    • kindled. If materialism were to take hold of every mind, or if
    • science, should take hold of those human beings who are capable of
    • developed. This Being is enwrapped in gold; it is the gold contained
    • in the earth. The gold of the earth takes on the shape of strong
    • Ahriman fettered by the gold of the earth.
    • imitate the mistake of the old theosophists, who always work with
    • as a result of materialism which took hold of man, must be overcome
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    • has any traditional ideas of the being of man. Of the old insight
    • a new experience. Indeed he could not do so, because the old reality
    • it were at the threshold of the knowledge of life after death but
    • which had been handed on from the old clairvoyant knowledge were not
    • Folk-Wisdom which told him: Man dissolves everything he assimilates
    • Boehme expressed in halting language that which in olden times was an
    • science in olden times, a wisdom which was experienced through inner
    • able to transfer ourselves into one of the old Mystery-sanctuaries
    • concrete and unerring intuition the Initiates of olden times were
    • have described to you was real knowledge among the sages of old; it
    • process. The astral lays hold of the airy element and spreads over
    • sulphur-process. And from the sulphur-process there unfolded that
    • In olden
    • but of the astral forces laying hold of the airy element in man, of
    • adopted by modern science, did not exist for the thinkers of olden
    • abstract concepts would have appeared to the thinkers of old. They
    • with concepts like this. For the thinkers of old never spoke of a
    • out into nature. I have told you that our concepts to-day would have
    • made the wise men of old feel like frogs exhausted by lack of air.
    • But precisely in our age it is possible to attain to what in olden
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  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • ramifications undoubtedly continue to hold mankind under their spell.
    • do with a particular forming of man's etheric body, during a very old
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • culture was unfolding, that which we call intellectual or
    • took hold of his thinking, his life of representations and his
    • Disciples of the Lord, still possessed something of that old
    • remains of an old clairvoyant knowledge, particularly clairvoyant
    • exist at that time. They grasped it through an old knowledge that had
    • traditions remained of the old Christological knowledge —
    • it was a hypocrisy to paint a golden background, but for a
    • any way painted after a model, for it is something in which the old
    • All those decades, that make us so much older than this little newly
    • political and economic impulses that should unfold as healing powers
    • science, a result of what I have told you to-day concerning waking
  • Title: Lecture: Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
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    • Published in The Golden Blade 1960
    • an old Persian legend. “Djemjdid was a king who led his people
    • called Ahura Mazdao, a golden dagger, by means of which he was to
    • life is possible only if we look beyond what can be told us by
    • However, if men really take hold of the best possibilities for their
    • activities of the Threefold Commonwealth Movement at the time it was
    • spheres is obviously a matter to be taken in earnest. I told you some
    • experiences connected with crossing the Threshold of the spiritual
    • Threshold is crossed man must become one with the light in his inmost
    • picture-thought, a thought-picture. And the moment the Threshold is
    • Applied to the experience beyond the Threshold, this would express
    • human reason does not unfold on bodily foundations; it unfolds in
    • still far too common. Because people are tired of the old in its
    • ordinary form, they like to get hold of something new; but for all
    • all the old, habitual conceptions. I have known many people —
    • spiritual science holding a different view of Christianity. In
    • the artist's imagination unfolds freely and independently of
    • grasped only by one who is intent upon unfolding really free
    • in order that through it the world may be told: If you go on thinking
    • in the old way, as for four centuries you have become accustomed to
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • Movement. The Anthroposophical Movement has laid hold of wider
    • only assumes its true significance and meaning when it lays hold of a
    • humanity should lay hold of men’s hearts and minds as
  • Title: Lecture: The Ego-consciousness of the So-called Dead
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    • we have been told so by others, and in the second place, because all
    • up, we grow older, and our strength gradually dwindles. Consequently,
    • we also grow tired in a wider sense. When we grow older, we know that
    • for instance the infirmities of old age. Our life consists therein
    • sake of comparison, like an old man of 80 or 85, whose limbs have
    • dry way that it does not take hold of our WHOLE being, and so that
    • our sentient life should more and more hold pace with our cognitive
    • should be able to unfold, I might say, more and more reverent
    • with their inner being. Their inner being unfolds only when we
    • that you TAKE HOLD of it ... and as you gradually ENCOMPASS IT
  • Title: Lecture: Concerning the Origin and Nature of the Finnish Nation
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    • threefold nature and in which the three members of the soul appear
    • “threefold-ness”, and so that this threefold nature of
    • experienced within the soul the soul's threefold character —
    • contains a clear consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • the Finnish nation and inspire the threefold nature of the soul.
    • soul its “one-ness”, not its “threefold-ness”,
    • threefold character; this threefold character and its connection with
    • obliterates the consciousness of the soul’s threefold nature.
    • soul something that entirely ignores the soul’s threefold
    • forces that penetrated into the soul’s “threefoldness”,
    • way into the soul, was experienced as a threefold R, as RRR. And just
    • threefold character it prepares the acceptance of that unity which is
    • Last time I told you that
    • I told you that in the
    • Wainamoinen, Ilmarinen and Lemminkainen express how this threefold
    • the Ego-nature rays into a nation such as the old Finnish nation,
    • being, as it were, to experience the threefold split of his soul.
    • this nation with that which constitutes the threefold soul.
    • the human beings belonging to that older race were connected with it
    • the threshold of consciousness and the Spirits of Form have not in
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    • indeed in a not too distant future, that older forms have come down
    • to the totality of that life. Just as growing old can mean developing
    • intellectualistic view holds that man cannot gain access to the
  • Title: Lecture: Perceiving and Remembering
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    • we saw him five days ago, that we spoke with him, that he told us his name.
    • cannot behold them. Demons continually keep the light-body of man in
    • prevent me from beholding what takes place in my light-body.’
    • Powers, let me consciously, in the light, from out of and by the light behold
    • not come near the upper Gods, that they may behold me. May great darkness
    • cover them and black darkness come over them; and do not let them behold me
    • saved on purpose to enable us to speak somewhat as follows: Behold, you
    • always some who believe what one paper says, and others, again, who hold as
    • Earth-year, and the possibility of beholding the Light by man by the
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    • inner laws which unfold from one seed to the next and have a definite
    • Yes it has! The older a man becomes — not so much in his youth
    • this holds good in general. Now we must look at the way all that we
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    • science holding the opinion that man consists merely of a physical
    • fourfold nature and for everybody to go repeating that man consists
    • manifold nature, with the complicity of his being; hence it is only
    • man's fourfold being in order to understand it. There have been
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    • olden times. Everything had the greatest influence on people, and so
    • man at birth has replaced the old kind of individualisation. What was
    • it light or sound, heat or cold, hardness or softness or this or that
    • who in older times were present on earth.
    • sexes. This holds good for human evolution, and you must not apply it
    • significance is that if you were to leave a man as he is and withhold
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • understood when we know that he has a fourfold structure of physical
    • manifold ways. Each member influences the other, and therefore they
    • sun. This is what it is like with man. Man has kept the old rhythm
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • Moon and Earth existence. If we look back to our old Moon we find
    • regulated by the physical, the more the old rhythm was preserved; but
    • went through their human stage on the old Sun condition of the earth,
    • of order in his life of thought and feeling. Regularity still holds
    • Man had to get away from the old rhythm; his progress depends on
    • salvation to return to the old rhythm and ask himself how he should
    • essential in olden times for man to be like an impress of the cosmos.
    • characteristic of our age that it has lost the old, external rhythm
    • the spheres that still possess good old traditions have something of
    • the old order left. In new spheres man has first of all to create a
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    • are very intricate and manifold, and we must study the more detailed
    • favourable, but his inner strength cannot take hold of his organs and
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    • and that we ought to take hold of them, so that in understanding them
    • is essentially a twofold being: one part of his nature he inherits
    • it is not yet actually active, and has as it were not yet taken hold
    • forces of the astral body. When, instead of holding the astral body
    • Old Testament ‘Nephesh’. This is really what we call the
    • something resembling exaggerated egoism holds sway. Why was this? It
    • of Andromache, when she is under the twofold grip of concern for her
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • are connected with the unfolding of man's inner being. Now if even
    • once the teachers of mankind descended from the cold North! We have
    • population. In those times we can distinguish as it were a twofold
    • remaining of the vision of spiritual beings, of the old European
    • old European clairvoyance had also led to there being an ancient
    • namely what is described in the Old Testament, the Greco-Roman
    • holding the balance with regard to their ego could develop into the
    • old religious traditions that have been handed down to us externally.
    • themselves and be prepared to wait until the ego has taken hold of
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • science should take hold of human life, and how it can become life,
    • and hold one idea before you, and you will soon notice the difference
    • Imagine holding the seed; there you have a minute structure. When you
    • It was the same on old Sun and also on old Moon, and the animals are
    • the old carriage but a new wheel. Suppose that after a while a second
    • wheel becomes faulty. You replace that, and you now have the old
    • you will actually have nothing left of the old carriage, but will
    • attacking a brave man who for a time holds his own but eventually
    • more advanced one will pay up, the other will hold it back for later
    • I told you, man adds something new to development, creates as it were
    • old causes will have disappeared, and out of which new light will
    • metamorphosis into different forms, but the old is perfected and
    • and discard the old, and what is thrown off will seek its own path.
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    • The Guardian of the Threshold,
    • beings. The aim of The Guardian of the Threshold was to
    • faced with a demand for self-development and told that he can only
    • exactly the opposite holds good. I am speaking always of the present
    • the advancement of a spiritual Movement, that these conditions hold
    • opposite of what holds good in the physical world.
    • physical body. The etheric body then unfolds its own activity and
    • another being, we can realise through the activity we then unfold
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    • world, this amounts to a slight collision and the same holds good
    • magnificently in the Old Testament in the passage describing the
    • Old Testament — about which there will be more to say. It is
    • the old religious communities, played no part in the spread of
    • Being. The Old Testament tells us in symbolic words at what point in
    • unconnected with the whole course of evolution. I have told you that
    • as in ancient days, to behold the Akashic picture of Christ as the
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    • in the way described in the last lecture, beholding and experiencing
    • Anthroposophy takes hold of our very life. We shall then no longer
    • sold the ticket and then heard of the disaster. Would your experience
    • karma just presented holds good only for the world of realities
    • between birth and death karma holds sway, Anthroposophy makes it
    • blossom to unfold Out yonder in cosmic space, therefore, are the
    • forces which cause the organs of the plant to fold up limply when
    • they withdraw or unfold when they are active. What is brought about
    • of his connection with the spiritual forces weaving and holding sway
    • story is graphically told and it has been narrated in greater detail
    • been described, from the Old Saturn period, through the periods of
    • Old Sun and Old Moon up to our Earth period, you will remember that
    • during the Old Moon period a separation took place; a second
    • widely separated from each other than was the case during the Old Sun
    • already during the Old Moon period, man's soul became more
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    • and rebirth, however, a man beholds how forces from the world of
    • twofold. During the waking state the Ego-aura holds together in the
    • development. What holds good for the soul now would have been utterly
    • you are merely holding it and what you experience is your own contact
    • death). Thus in the men of old it was a matter of direct knowledge
    • these men of old experienced the spiritual sphere that is connected,
    • knowledge of the pre-earthly conditions of Old Saturn, Old Sun and
    • Old Moon described in the book
    • the worlds of the stars, but in his writings he brings all the old
    • received in olden times. And how is this done? As we do it in
    • death, however, he actually beholds them. Here on Earth,
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    • the astral body of the Jesus Child of whom we are told in St. Luke's
    • propagating Buddhism in its old form, for he too had advanced with
    • to be transmitted of the old form of Buddhism came to expression in
    • to be formed entirely under the influence of certain old Mars forces
    • the other category would hold themselves aloof in a life patterned on
    • We are now at the threshold of a great mystery, a
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    • although Rosicrucianism must, we are told, be included in everything
    • the planetary stages of Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon.
    • hold the physical hands still and move the etheric hands only. To
    • hold mobile parts of the body still and move only the corresponding
    • clairvoyant were, for example, to hold his hands quite still in a
    • clairvoyant who while he holds his physical hands still, moves the
    • can be achieved only in the future. In the evolutionary period of Old
    • time. On the Old Moon the head was still exposed in several places
    • this applies, of course, to the conditions of existence in the Old
    • The section on the Old Moon period of evolution is included in
    • recapitulating the Old Moon period — even then it was still the
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    • be said to hold good in the later period of a man's life. Although
    • that the principle of form unfolds its activity specifically in the
    • his organism, lay hold of it, but in such a way that they now act as
    • Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon, they then pass to the Earth in the
    • Spirits of Form take what is presented to them and hold back its
    • inward, taking hold of the sentient soul and so on, in the
    • when he is told that science has proved this or that. In earlier
    • the old kind of leadership and therefore cannot make any direct
    • host of Luciferic beings. Admittedly, on the Old Moon there was no
    • rebirth Buddha unfolds what has developed from the teaching he gave
    • wonderfully how wisdom holds sway in the world, how everything that
    • Earth because at the North Pole people would freeze through cold and
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    • we behold what is hidden from waking life. Results of destructive
    • it is actually observing something, and the same holds good of the
    • are there beholding are the creative, life-giving principles working
    • accumulates and the natural death of old age ensues when the
    • the Earth. The physical body we bear is in itself fourfold. It has
    • first foundation was laid during the Old Saturn period; during the
    • Old Sun period the etheric body was woven into this foundation;
    • during the Old Moon period the astral body was added and then, during
    • this threefold entity is filled out, permeated by the foodstuffs that
    • period he can behold what is in process of coming into being. Truths
    • Umfass' euch mit der Liebe holden Schranken,
    • In bonds of love enfold you, mercy-fraught,
    • former we behold what is already in existence and in the latter what
    • behold is outer world. We must not allow ourselves to be shocked by
    • beholding the spiritual should gradually cease and man's gaze be
    • body, beholding a budding, burgeoning process and yet being obliged
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    • idea, assuming one can get hold of it, cancels itself out.
    • the manifold ways in which causes and effects are connected here in
    • passed through the several incarnations of Old Saturn, Old Sun and
    • Old Moon, and so forth. The most important and essential need is to
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    • Old Sun. The death on Golgotha was only seemingly a death; in reality
    • differ in youth, in middle life and in old age, a particular form of
    • is spiritual to the extent of being able to behold as something
    • the Earth, namely Old Moon. Now think of Old Moon as we have often
    • evolution between Old Moon and Earth something like a condition of
    • cosmic sleep took place. During the transition from Old Moon to
    • Earth, everything that had existed on Old Moon passed into a kind of
    • from that cosmic sleep. During the epoch of Old Moon, therefore, the
    • Old Moon passes into the cosmic sleep and out of this condition the
    • evolved in the Cosmos between the era of Old Moon and that of the
    • during the period of transition from Old Moon to Earth, but it
    • already belonged to the Old Sun and remained in the Sun sphere when
    • Old Moon eventually separated from it. The Christ Impulse continued
    • planetary spheres are a product of what took place when Old Moon
    • however, comes from Old Sun which preceded Old Moon.
    • rebirth; but when we gaze at the Sun we behold something that has
    • holds good, although light is shed upon it from the new points of
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • over to externals; we will draw on the old tradition as found in
    • hold of essential elements in the evolution of humanity. Let us
    • intellectual laying hold of the world, a life of ideas, had reached a
    • while steeping oneself in that past world of ideas, of anything told
    • happened which took hold of the innermost being of the soul on the
    • has a quality which sets the soul free, which lays hold of the soul
    • dependent on those worlds; in thinking you take hold of something
    • in yourself; in your thinking you lay hold, as it were, of your own
    • inner being, a memory comes to life within me. The element that holds
    • you feel that what I have told you is not an explanation; the more
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • If we go further and enter into the souls of the old
    • not endowed with the high spiritual resources of the old Indian
    • honoured their Sun-Spirit with an offering of shining gold, the
    • the world their manifold prophecies. And these prophecies, even in
    • then we see Sibyllism even gaining a foothold in Christianity. We
    • have been so easy for the old Indian Rishis, with their scarcely
    • astral bodies were laid hold of by that which streamed into them from
    • The Threshold of the Spiritual World, it is necessary to gain,
    • The second element which persisted from older times was
    • of the old way of knowing the world, prevalent during the first three
    • there rang out again the note of the old Prophets whom Michelangelo
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • Old Sun existence. [See
    • evolution the Old Sun period was especially important. I will not go
    • there rose to him a cry of distress, a cry that told of what human
    • it were the form of the Dragon in order to hold off the Dragon from
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • after effects, of the threefold Christ-event, for this, as we have
    • threefold Christ-event in the souls of post-Atlantean mankind. From
    • effect of the threefold Christ-event was that which arose from the
    • secret influence which had come into the world though the threefold
    • holds good, one might say, for all the West. Let us recall how the
    • still echoing the threefold Christ-event — take in the fourth
    • civilisation. This too was an after-echo of the threefold
    • Thus we are told how Jahve, when he was forming man out of earth,
    • these are the forces that the old Jewish Prophets wanted to repress.
    • Yesterday we came to know about the threefold
    • threefold Christ-event lives on. In his soul is the knowledge: “As
    • worked in the after-effects of the threefold Christ-event; we might
    • sound strange. But when we have sought out the threefold
    • reappeared as John the Baptist? And are we not expressly told of this
    • [“Behold,
    • Malachi, III. 1. “For this is he of whom it is written, Behold,
    • for lack of faith, and by faith you hold your place. Put away your
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • was the essential characteristic of the old Hebrew school of prophecy
    • Sibylline omens! We are told — and this is the significant
    • to the surface? That is the question. Where did it lay hold of souls
    • especially in the older ones, that what I have said in connection
    • could be told with confidence, but often, when I tried to trace the
    • errors, and again finds the way to the Holy Grail, he is told that
    • are told that the Lord often spoke in parables and only gradually
    • which prevail there, meets in the forest a young woman who is holding
    • Castle. The Fisher-King is old and feeble and has to rest on a couch.
    • by the old hermit to Parsifal, after he had made him acquainted, as
    • little, although he had arrived there on a Good Friday. The old
    • said the old hermit to Parsifal — “you have left your
    • death of the old Amfortas, the Fisher-King. Then it is that the
    • Parsifal, stands on the holy, gold-gleaming Vessel, in which is the
    • search among the stars in a way different from the old ways, but the
    • Doth fold his hands together
    • Then I tried once more to get back to Kyot, and behold
    • also to the image of the woman holding her dead bridegroom on her
    • gold-gleaming vessel in its reality is to be found, so that through
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    • and the Holy Grail, and a discussion of how to behold the picture of
    • psychology, which remains so superficial, gets hold of such
    • reached only after overcoming all the things which, as I told you
    • itself. I have pointed to the fact that in the gold-gleaming sickle
    • important fact. The gold-gleaming sickle becomes apparent because the
    • the moon shines out as the gold-gleaming vessel. Within it rests the
    • golden vessel is actually the spiritual power of the sun. So we can
    • power of the sun. In the gold-gleaming part, the vessel, we see
    • sun's rays and in this way brings into being the gold-gleaming
    • Now let us recall how in accordance with an old
    • to hold fast to the geological character of its revelations. I have
    • retained so much of the old ancestral spirituality that when men
    • that was the warning given by old Hebrew tradition to the pupil —
    • then we find it symbolised in the old Hebrew tradition through Eve.
    • to the English who hold him prisoner.
    • a time is coming when the old Astrology will live again in a new
    • especially among the old astronomers who appeared at that time, yet
    • oneself above those earthly ties and from the influence of the old
    • Astrology. A man had to raise himself if he was to find the old
    • him the gold-gleaming sickle of the moon, with the Host, the Christ
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    • prevailed within the old Saturn evolution.
    • old Saturn we have to go to the law of our personal karma. Only when
    • we proceed from the Old Saturn evolution to the Moon evolution we
    • resemble those of the Old Moon evolution. These forces of the Old
    • become spiritual to the same degree as the Old Saturn laws. The
    • Old Saturn evolution, the etheric from the Old Sun evolution; the
    • astral body from the Old Moon, and the Ego. And when we look at man
    • in the human being towards what still prevails in him from the Old
    • existed during the Old Moon evolution still playing an active part,
    • the Old Moon existence — or at any rate a part of them —
    • the human embryo before it draws the first breath, enfolding it and
    • sheath of the maternal body was the whole nature during the Old Moon
    • of the old Greek philosophers then we must say: Philosophic thought
    • Wisdom are pulsing through his soul. The Old Sun existence lives in
    • the Old Sun-evolution.
    • life, through the consciousness soul, must lay hold of what
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    • twofold aspect. It reveals itself in the environment of the Earth and
    • he holds its secrets of this kind within himself.
    • planetary system. Nor does he withhold the stories he can tell of
    • in the planetary system. Unlike Jupiter, who withholds his wisdom in
    • manifold ways to make statements about the mysteries of the cosmos.
    • the Sun unless he is able to behold this interweaving life of destiny
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    • physical world; below the threshold of consciousness this gives rise
    • into which we are placed unfolds in such a way that justice is done
    • the dead person enters when passing through the threshold of death,
    • not end with the threshold of consciousness, for the human being has
    • that man still possessed an old inheritance in regard to his
    • take with us certain definite results when we cross [the] threshold
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    • coldly and we would live with our contemporary world indifferently if
    • we did not unfold this imaginative life by living together with other
    • body, and with which we stand in manifold relations — specific
    • connected with warmth and cold, with all the things that become our
    • It is this unconscious fear which holds back the people in the outer
    • world. This is a part of that which holds them back, instinctively,
    • immediate future. Many an old custom has grown rotten to the core.
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    • inertia. Thoughts run along the old grooves but the intellect brings
    • Consider how in the older civilizations mankind in general perceived
    • that older folks used to see gnomes in everything earthy. However,
    • rose or feel enchanted when trees unfold their foliage. But these
    • dwelling in solids had, in a certain sense, to hold back and leave
    • ancient times, through whom certain teachings of the Old Testament
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    • physical body that comes from the Old Moon existence, nor that
    • part which comes from the Old Sun existence or from the Old Saturn
    • existence. For those parts that come from the Old Saturn existence,
    • have worked upon your physical body, ever since the time of Old
    • born, in the first place, because we have been told so by others, and
    • become used up, we grow older, and our strength gradually dwindles.
    • older, we know that we cannot adjust everything by sleeping. Thus we
    • the infirmities of life arise, for instance the infirmities of old
    • afterwards, for the sake of comparison, like an old man of 80 or 85,
    • spiritual science in such a dry way that it does not take hold of
    • more hold pace with our cognitive work. It is not good to remain
    • portion of spiritual science, we should be able to unfold, I might
    • acquainted with their inner being. Their inner being unfolds only
    • but that you take hold of it ... and as you gradually encompass it
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    • themselves upon our soul where it seeks to look across the threshold
    • for instance, to follow what the dead beholds: that part of himself
    • etheric world. Thus we may experience the dead in a twofold way, as
    • for man to hold fast, in some way, to this moment. He will see
    • threshold.
    • what thus lies just beyond the threshold, we make an important
    • if we were able to take even a little step across the threshold.
    • the capacity to behold thoughts in union with him, are we able to
    • with him, and so forth. The dead person, as I have said, beholds
    • thus find our way into what lies beyond the threshold — whence,
    • the threshold.
    • vision, the old way of looking at the spiritual world had to
    • take hold of lies, and allow truth to become inwardly distorted.
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    • must appear very unreasonable to our age, to be told about beings,
    • earlier existence of our earth, in the old Sun-condition, the etheric
    • our earth evolution, during the old Moon, Sun and Saturn conditions,
    • so that therefore these beings during the old Moon state were what we
    • still higher order, who went through their human evolution on the old
    • these beings, who were men in the primeval past, during the old
    • Beginnings, the Archai, were men on old Saturn; Archangels, or
    • Arch-Angeloi, were men on the old Sun; Angels or Angeloi were men on
    • the old Moon; men are men on our earth.
    • further back, to the beings who were men during the old
    • Life-spirit or Budhi. When we look up to these beings we behold them
    • post-Atlantean civilizations came forth: the old Indian, the Persian,
    • who went through their human stage on the old Saturn, at the earliest
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    • are very different conditions for the unfolding of the
    • its depths, holds good in the widest sense; everything seen outside
    • does this affect? It acts on a threefold nature in the temperaments.
    • through their human stage in the old Sun period. At that time those
    • just named as the Thought-Spirits, those who during the old
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    • of man, we find it necessary to picture it as being threefold, as
    • sounds, cold and warmth, but he also has the consciousness that
    • behind these perceptions of colors, sounds, warmth and cold, there is
    • cold are within our field of perception, and are for us the important
    • color, sound, warmth, cold, hardness and softness; what is data for
    • takes hold of a thing with his hand, he feels it to be either warm or
    • cold. The Archangel experiences something similar when he meets with
    • are to him as the world impression of warmth and cold are to the
    • of old age, so does the Archangel experience in the rise and fall of
    • the culture of a people, his youth and his old age.
    • old age. Man experiences his youth in feeling the members of his body
    • to be fresh, he feels that they are improving and developing. In old
    • be brought about by the transition of this people from youth to old
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    • a repetition of what happened to man on the old Saturn, and which has
    • repetition of the old Sun-period, and the Spirits of Form wished to
    • characteristics, of racial peculiarities, in the old Lemurian epoch,
    • several points, we get a remarkable line. This line still holds good
    • period. If we were to go back into the old Lemurian epoch we could
    • the old Indian civilization which appeared as the first
    • earth, a quality of the soul, namely, that of the old Indians, is
    • old age. Hence in the West they will still be able to accomplish much
    • man of the old Indian civilization look out into the world. That is
    • There is a great deal more that may not yet be told, that would help
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    • and West there were older elevations, which at that time had already
    • element, not however our present-day water, but the old fluidic
    • mission of old Saturn, of the old Sun and of the old Moon periods. It
    • to the old Saturn. The knowledge that he owes his physical body to
    • to it you connect feeling. You have already been told that the
    • etheric body may be traced back to the old Sun. The after-effects,
    • however, are such that man could later unfold the inner forces of
    • Thus therefore the mission of the old Saturn-state had
    • emanated from the Beings of the old Saturn, from the Spirits of Will,
    • In the same way the old Sun had to come into existence,
    • the actual soul-world of man then unfolds. As to how these
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    • unfolding its powers from out of the universe towards the centre of
    • was necessary for the following reasons: As soon as certain older
    • planets in the old way. You must therefore seek for the centre of
    • intermingled the forces of Mercury. Hence in that which here unfolds
    • Form. Thus we have, as it were, drawn the picture which holds good
    • of the Earth, again only holds good for a quite definite epoch of
    • evolution. It holds good for the epoch when, at a definite moment of
    • the old Atlantean evolution, the migration of peoples started from a
    • you will find it pointed out that in old Atlantis, in
    • period of time in old Atlantis. There we have that which sank down
    • twofold manner; that two races originate, by the blood of mankind
    • If you look at the pictures of the old American Indians,
    • nineteenth century, a representative of these old Indians speaks of
    • old Atlantean epoch, in which the division of the races had hardly
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    • At the time which we designate as the Old Persian age,
    • Hence, besides the ordinary, evolving Spirits of the Age of the Old
    • Indian, Old Persian and Old Chaldean peoples, there was yet another
    • has acquired its manifold representations and forms.
    • mind, and one who examines the continuation of the old Hebrew impulse
    • for instance that Spirit of the Age who was active in old India had
    • the Egyptian-Chaldæan-Babylonian, Old Persian, and Indian ages of
    • kind of compromise with one of the old Spirits of the Age who worked
    • impulses of the old Egyptian civilization, and of a Spirit of Form
    • the influence of old Egypt was also active, whose Spirit of the Age
    • of Detmold and Paderborn were to lie within it, you would then arrive
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    • another. For instance, the men who in old India founded the ancient
    • the West awoke earlier and in a lower state of evolution. The old
    • humanity could undergo in the post-Atlantean epoch? In the old
    • dim clairvoyance. With this old dim clairvoyance they saw into the
    • stepping-forth out of the old clairvoyance, and had already reached a
    • human souls, and their exertions to lift them out of their old dim
    • events that took place in old Atlantis.
    • In old Atlantis man looked up to the spiritual Powers
    • up with direct perception into the old primal states of development
    • this again was observed later by the old Indians in the Akashic
    • immediate present the transition from the old vision to the new. They
    • Beings immediately above man. The old gods, those who were active
    • Beings who were active in a very far-distant past, in the time of old
    • Man then passed on further from the old Atlantean epoch,
    • in olden times was thought of as being much more closely related to
    • working in the wind outside. But one who still possessed the old
    • The way in which the spiritual force holds the physical
    • when the soul and body are woven, holds them both together. The
    • also understand when Initiates told him how the world forms itself
    • to that which was told him about the events which represent the
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    • civilization were the very first who, after they had been able in old
    • Atlantis to look into a spiritual world by means of the old
    • developed comparatively early, whilst still in their old
    • old Indian cosmology from that prevailing in the European
    • set forth in the Old Testament. Only a certain consciousness of the
    • account given in the Old Testament of the Serpent, which is nothing
    • back to Loki; but through the old clairvoyance he was aware also that
    • threefold activity to Loki, to Lucifer? It had to say that Loki has
    • expressed in the old Germanic Scandinavian mythology as the figure of
    • light, i.e., the truth, appeared darkened to the old Northman, he
    • When the old Scandinavian wished to explain what he saw
    • old clairvoyance saw very differently from a man of the present day,
    • the old clairvoyance, into which, however, the ‘ I ’
    • mere superstition; that there is no wolf pursuing the sun. The old
    • the influence of Loki or Lucifer, in the form in which the old
    • vision, but contemplated it with the old clairvoyance, and you will
    • Hœnir, the old clairvoyant vision is extinguished. That is the
    • disappearance of the old unclouded knowledge, is expressed in the
    • that which we can draw from spiritual science: the twofold influence,
    • the old clairvoyance, which then began gradually to disappear.
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    • secret depths. At the time of the old Celts there was, through the
    • could only be given to European civilization by the old Celtic
    • of Europe. Now out of this old culture, through intermingling with
    • After the old Greek culture had to a certain extent
    • old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body. Hence the
    • wonderfully wise, clairvoyant character of the old Indian culture,
    • body. The essential thing in the old Indian culture is that the
    • of reality. Whereas in the old Indian culture there was a more direct
    • able to see into the spiritual world with the old clairvoyance, and
    • resulting from the old clairvoyance, but transposed on to the
    • most penetrating old clairvoyance, acquired by man when he worked in
    • old Northern peoples from the spiritual world, down to this
    • times we can see something remarkable. As we have said, in old India
    • are other civilizations besides, which have preserved the old
    • existed in the old Atlantean epoch.
    • Let us clairvoyantly observe the old continent of
    • it was drawn from the old Atlantean epoch. The stream that came down
    • the laying hold of the Spirit-Self by the Spiritual Soul, so that the
    • source in the old clairvoyance. The peculiarity attaching to the
    • the idea of Christ in His twofold nature comprehensible; they do not
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    • As a golden thread running through the last few
    • old Lemurian epoch, for particular reasons had ascended to the
    • souls could be perceived by the old clairvoyance of the Atlantean
    • older Sagas and legends which indicate the development of physical
    • Vanen you can still find one of the very oldest recollections of it.
    • his gradually evolving soul the workings of this old divine vision,
    • which was still ‘at home’ here in those old days when the
    • them to develop further, upon the physical plane, those old forces
    • into the immeasurable and can be folded together so that it can be
    • so does the miraculous ship expand and is then folded up again into
    • the folds of the brain; so that during the day-time it can be stowed
    • guiding Archangel or Folk-spirit of the North, of the old education
    • We are told that in future persons in whom the organs of
    • It is not only at home in the West but it has also taken hold of the
    • I have already indicated. I have told you that when a community of
    • what was formerly the old clairvoyance must take a different form
    • Here, for a while, that which spoke out of the old clairvoyance
    • see that it can no longer retain the old forms of the forces which
    • would come into play against that force which in olden times had to
    • the old clairvoyance. Thor once upon a time gave man his ‘ I ’;
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    • man's being only during this Earth period. During the stages of Saturn, old
    • Sun and old Moon, man had nothing mineral within him at all. Nor was his
    • man’ for a cosmic existence. In effect, the intellect began to evolve. The old
    • in the spiritual world. Whereas in the days of old Atlantis human beings came
    • earth-existence and seeking to gain a foothold there. And they will be able to
    • happen if men go on unfolding no other kinds of thoughts until the time is
    • today by many of those who try to hold humanity back from the knowledge of
    • background of what is often said today by people who out of old traditions
    • and are told that in this way they are acquiring knowledge of the nature of man
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    • still earlier. The name, therefore, is an old one; we are applying it
    • science resembled certain older views of the universe which are not
    • religious belief which he holds. Nevertheless it seems as though people
    • observation of that which, as spirit, holds sway through the whole
    • follows from what I have said here to-day — which takes hold of
    • not a new name for something old, but something really new — just
    • death into an infinity of time, and behold in it the development of the
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    • men of those olden times beheld of the spiritual-super-sensible world
    • old clairvoyance men knew that they were the expressions — not,
    • similar kind of activity was, it is true, exercised by the men of old
    • old humanity; but the thoughts were not formulated by dint of effort;
    • of those who did not hold this view. He regarded as truth both what
    • themselves the product of his own thinking. The man of olden times
    • ourselves, and we regard them as our property. The man of olden time
    • because the man of old held this view that he felt the need at
    • not contracted because of the cold or enveloped itself in a raiment
    • olden times tried to safeguard themselves from Luciferic influences.
    • thoughts as something unfolding within himself, belonging to him like
    • the blood in his veins. In olden times, thoughts had been regarded
    • was like a confession on the part of those sages of olden times. When
    • thoughts as had the sages of old, who with their thoughts lived
    • unfolding of the plant we still have the previous year and the
    • teachers in the Mysteries the man of olden time became aware through
    • Being. In contrast to the old Midsummer festivals where the aim was
    • The man of old did not feel that
    • in those old Mysteries, for it was the priests who enacted the
    • Christianity. It was not until then that the old forms of the
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    • place which Michelangelo holds in the spiritual life of the West.
    • space, the same world, in which we normally move and hold converse;
    • artist had firmly seized hold of some special inner condition of soul.
    • change between the old and the new, and from this point of view
    • some degree the old command, “Thou shalt not make any graven
    • for instance of the Pieta in which the youthful mother holds on her
    • from Rome to Florence we can see a remarkable drama unfolding itself.
    • There was an old block of marble from which some earlier sculptor had
    • great master of his times. When a man holds such a place in his
    • should not be surprised that the man who was bold enough to
    • everything that was subconscious or Sibyl-like, even if it foretold
    • first the Persian. She holds a book immediately before her eyes so
    • paintings, how the Christ-impulse was foretold. The whole of
    • earlier ages. The content of older Christian impulses still affected
    • life. He was a sort of hybrid, still part of the old but already
    • into ever new ages what has been experienced in older epochs of mankind.
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    • that it is armed against the influences of modern life, can hold its
    • freed themselves from the old way of observing Nature and now they
    • out of the spiritual-cosmic setting, and the forces he must unfold in
    • For when we grasp these trains of thoughts and ideas by dint of bold,
    • [The Secrets of the Threshold.
    • in the New Testament and sayings and precepts in the Old Testament
    • different in the Old Testament and the New Testament. What came to
    • against the old. If world-karma places us to-day in a strongly
    • merely hint at these things — the transformation of an old into
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    • life, swallow what is told them by men who appear by the force of
    • this old Oriental culture at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • old, instinctive clairvoyance. They spoke of how the world had come
    • not essential for children to get hold of the abstract idea of
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    • hold good, life itself must take on a form which shows us how Karma
    • could not remember any real lie which he had told. Also Goethe found
    • mysterious laws hold sway, which easily escape our observation, and
    • arise in old age, when envy appeared during youth. This is a faint
    • our youth are fully realized in our old age. This applies, of course,
    • the laws of Karma hold good, it will soon appear whether our attitude
    • assume that he told many lies during his past incarnation? We say to
    • determine our actions: He will have told us many lies during a past
    • certain result: a certain feeling of isolation will take hold of
    • This shows us that entirely different laws hold sway when we remain
    • from a real law, which holds good.
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    • a fourfold being. We
    • that of today. The human bodies of olden times, the mummies which you
    • What I told you now, essentially depends on the development of
    • uttered so carelessly. There were older times in the evolution of
    • humanity — though even in ancient Egypt these olden times had
    • to a great extent already waned — there were older times in
    • take hold of the lifeless, mineral essence of the world. But we must
    • the soul after death. I have also told you that it is now necessary
    • in which the human soul can still be shaped and molded; they are
    • show how they can unfold in the present time, if they are not dulled
    • Roman life fills modern law. Sometimes the old native law comes into
    • it is to set up certain truths contained in the threefold structure
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    • previous lectures. When the human soul unfolds in the way which I
    • touch the essential. I have therefore told you many times that a
    • If this were not so, we could not unfold the nucleus, the kernel,
    • them; feeling is older, thinking still older, and the activity
    • that lives in memory is the oldest, the old man among our soul
    • for the evolution of the earth was preceded by the old Moon
    • evolution, the old Sun evolution, and the old Saturn evolution.
    • unfold in our will, the will as it exists today, arose upon the
    • astral body, and the Ego began to unfold during the earthly stage
    • stressing the point that it should unfold its memory power
    • artificially. In regard to the unfolding of memory, the child
    • of memory is one of human nature's oldest components, so the
    • Sun. This too is relatively old. The Sun forces organized man's
    • thinking power they will not be able to unfold much in a
    • mind what I have explained to you: That in man a nucleus unfolds
    • us today. If the will had not to be unfolded here on earth, we
    • anything had happened, he told his aunt what he had dreamed. She
    • literally takes hold of you and pushes you out of bed.
    • room — something which we unfold here on earth in the
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1952.
    • the old instinctive clairvoyance could lead to it. But one has to be
    • what an immense gulf really exists between those who are old today
    • universal hold, right down to the least educated classes. It is true
    • we turn once more to the old oriental outlook, we find that man knew
    • grandparents and so on. Unlike men of old, they no longer feel that
    • supposed to lead the several nations, those who at any rate hold
    • germs of spirit-self, life-spirit and spirit-man can unfold. We shall
    • lauded to the skies — a twofold feeling will develop. On the
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1950.
    • criterion holds good for the material world; there we can rightly let
    • retains this older meaning as well. “True” meant “true
    • One who is already a little older and looks back in this way is able
    • the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms we begin to behold beings,
    • it stands there for others to behold. And if these, who are not
    • hold of the traveler in his entire being; but then, it wrests itself
    • takes hold of the entire human being. Ordinary intellectual knowledge
    • Guardian of the Threshold, we have the greatest trouble to bring to
    • old as I am, and produced some 40 years ago much of what one has to
    • was reading for the first time in an old book. Please understand me
    • will be able to do this, when once man begins to take hold of it. The
    • Man's own natural feeling for reality will enable him to take hold of
    • and suffering of which I told you — all the phases of inner
    • truths; he can grasp them, take hold of them with the entire forces
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    • teacher himself, that any real effort to uphold individuality as such
    • unfold this liberty.
    • religious life to unfold, must be kept clearly in view because it is
    • in authority holds them back from doing so. We are becoming bound
    • convictions only serving to uphold belief in authority.
    • with the tendency to uphold papal authority projected over from the
    • unfold itself, and in releasing his intellectual life from the
    • are told in spiritual science of a concrete spiritual world; of
    • mounting upwards to lay hold on every class.”
    • attained by man through the unfolding of the consciousness soul. And
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    • that these men of old, through their fantasy, dreamed all kinds of
    • so those men of old beheld realities of spirit and soul in external
    • the man of old did not feel like that. When he walked along a river
    • water — that is, by something material — so the man of old felt
    • breathe in, hold the breath and exhale; this becomes a conscious process
    • holding and exhaling of the breath differently, and so altered the
    • the breath into his thinking. With his thoughts he took hold, as it were,
    • Thus, it can be said that those sages of old rose
    • the plant as it grows and unfolds its blossoms. This thinking follows how
    • world. In this way we behold directly what we were before we descended
    • his body (blue) and live within the rhythm of the external world and behold
    • rightly developed cognition of pre-birth existence is a direct beholding
    • hold the arms outstretched for a long time; or he took up a certain
    • I will explain more fully on another occasion, the old yoga exercises are
  • Title: Lecture: The Meaning of Easter: St. Paul and the Christ Impulse
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    • older times, had run its course; it was finished for man. New experiences
    • man beholds the spiritual in the physical things all around him, he
    • wanted to reveal. He told how in ancient times, when men were
    • experience from the depths of their own being before they could behold
    • vision, not through any mere beholding with the senses. Should anyone
    • were able to understand it: that the old spiritual vision brings no
    • approach to Christ, that with this old vision one can only mistake some
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • hold fast to Christianity! It is precisely in such things that the
    • often unconscious but no less destructive on that account, has taken hold
    • festival, all their thinking about Easter runs along the lines of old
    • habits of thought; they use the old words, they go on uttering them more
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    • are able to hold this Agriculture Course here in the house of Count
    • told us that there may be some discomforts for one or another among
    • means to grow mangolds, potatoes and corn! Without this foundation
    • rules in the old “Peasants' Calendars.” How infinitely
    • return to the old instincts. We want to find, out of a deeper
    • spiritual insight, what the old instincts — as they are growing
    • true foundation to the story I have often told in other circles. In
    • But, lo and behold,
    • other planets of our planetary system. In an old instinctive science
    • throughout the “household of Nature,” as we have grown
    • sparingly after days of sunshine. Such things lay hidden in the old
    • warmth-conditions of the air. When the air is cold, they cannot
    • planetary forces which work via the forces of warmth and cold and
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    • unfolding of the growth-processes, and they depend throughout on the
    • purely crystalline within the “household of Nature.” In
    • beginnings of the plant are unfolding out of the seed, and at the
    • “Nature's household.” For in the last resort man can but
    • plant's growth, the effect is to hold fast in the plant what is
    • other hand the earthly process works in the unfolding of leaf,
    • another case. Suppose that we wish to hold back in the root-nature of
    • as it were to densify the cosmic and thereby hold it back more in the
    • manifold variety of our present fruits and fruit-trees, they would
    • lives in the whole complex of Nature's household. In form and colour
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    • so-called household. The four sisters of nitrogen are those that are
    • olden time they recognised in the out-spreading, sun-filled light,
    • the Wise” may be. Very little has emerged from it. When the old
    • with an idea from olden time, a point we need to understand again in
    • or carbon truly is in Nature's household.
    • plastic artist in carbon, and this plastician building the manifold
    • behold the Spirit-activity of the great Universe, moistening itself
    • There is an old
    • support — a solid scaffolding for his existence. Precisely in
    • scaffolding or framework — more or less rigid or fluctuating as
    • (Diagram 6). I will here draw a scaffolding or
    • holding fast to the beams of the framework — or it will also be
    • slide through into the empty void. It could not hold what it must
    • take hold of in the physical, earthly world, if it had not a physical
    • ether holds sway in it by using sulphur as its way of access.
    • life. And above all, you will remember what I told you yesterday and
    • forms as of a scaffolding or framework. This is in constant interplay
    • deep-seated scaffolding or framework. This is none other than the
    • vision we must unfold when we look out over he surface of the Earth,
    • the Earth. There we behold the oxygen-nature caught up by the
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    • the human being, and you recognise that the arterial sclerosis of old
    • by manifold streams of forces.
    • that inner quickness and a mobility which, as I told you, is so necessary.
    • which strongly tends to seek the wide expanse — in manifold forms
    • — the otherwise idle members of a farming household will take
    • as you have seen, is the entire household of Nature. It is always conceived
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    • stem or the like. The potash-content will hold back the growth in forming
    • this yarrow is. It contains that of which I told you that the Spirit
    • wish to get hold of the calcium influences, we need another plant, which
    • will say: “You have still not told us how to improve the nitrogen-content
    • I have told you of the significance of hydrogen. Now there is a mutual
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    • all that had been done since ancient times by an old instinctive science.
    • of the Moon-influences. It only holds fast in the plants, during the
    • very earliest germinating activity within the Earth. So the old Indians
    • try to get at these happy, simple-looking little creatures in untold
    • of olden time, you see, were not so stupid with their instinctive science!
    • knowledge. You cannot warm-up the old superstitions. You must make a
    • air whose temperature is seventy degrees centigrade, hot or cold, above
    • the Earth the tendency to unfold the potato-seedling — these forces
    • way, therefore, we can also hold the animal pests at bay. It is important
    • in the household of Nature. These are the things you must consider.
    • yet nevertheless with some intensity — manifold forces of growth
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    • 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
    • say: This plant which grows on the tree — unfolding up there its
    • unfolding the herbaceous plant that springs out of the earth directly
    • times he has male less use of this than in the time of the old clairvoyance.
    • involve something of deep significance in the household of Nature as
    • and we can find how these things work themselves out in Nature's household.
    • inside the Earth. These golden creatures — for they are of the
    • Earth by and by changes, through manifold cosmic and climatic influences.
    • away, as I told you a few days ago from another standpoint. This is
    • true feeling in the old time of instinctive clairvoyance. (I should
    • not trust myself to expound them with equal certainty.) The old instincts
    • have been lost. Intellect has lost all the old instincts — nay,
    • toadstools, more than the other plants, tend to hold together with these
    • the whole household of Nature. You will only perceive it if you observe
    • a part in the old instinctive knowledge of these things. The saying
    • the household of Nature gives, and the animal takes,” was universal
    • in an old instinctive and clairvoyant insight into Nature. In human
    • did not fully understand it any longer, but he revived it from old usage
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    • already told you, the significance of nutrition for the animal, and
    • gets taken hold of by the disease of “Psychopathia professoralis,”
    • animal there is no such sharply outlined three-folding of the organism
    • exactly when we describe this threefold nature of the body; for the
    • really speak of a two-foldness of the organism — such, however,
    • smell, going after the food, choosing for itself, unfolding all its
    • for the Ego. The animal has not yet the Ego. Let us hold fast to this
    • here you have the root; up there, the unfolding leaves and blossoms.
    • There, through the intercourse with air, astrality unfolds —the
    • the flower and the root that is, to the green foliage: all that unfolds
    • manifold elements of a fruit-like quality develop just life leaf and
    • traditions of old instinctive wisdom vanished from this sphere, a few
    • the old remedies. Though they no longer know why, they have kept them
    • certain things are known out of old tradition. People do not know why,
    • they work there chiefly by virtue of the forces they unfold, not by
    • only the foundation for manifold experiments, which will extend, no
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    • Thus does man unite himself with his sevenfold nature in
    • the initiation as enacted in the old Egyptian Pyramids.
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    • are taking hold of something which is your own self. You
    • take hold of one's own self. We also do it indirectly
    • take hold of himself and to encompass himself. (See
    • through the influence of a star region holding that which
    • the right way. If you look at an old picture of Aries, you
    • you look at old pictures of
    • human being particularly unfolds all that corresponds to
    • told you just now that we should
    • possible to speak of the Zodiac in the old meaning, you
    • man is a threefold being; he is formed out of the cosmos
    • before us a threefold being. Consider that when the human
    • within him; he unfolds them, but even then he is in a
    • incarnation. Man is therefore a threefold being also in
    • threefold character. Take the limbs and the metabolic
    • its infancy. This threefold aspect thus appears also in the
    • old, that is to say, middle-aged, in regard to the middle
    • part, the thoracic man, and quite old in regard to the
    • metabolic-limb man. People notice this, as they grow old.
    • Even in accordance with the old riddle, “When young,
    • it walks on four legs; in middle age on two, and in old age
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    • there in the spiritual stream that carried and upholds humanity. These forces
    • world. With a mysticism such as was unfolded by the Knights Templar,
    • greater extent, to be converted into temporal power. I have told you how,
    • through a kind of initiation with the evil principle of gold, Philippe le Bel
    • eyes he passes through the worlds that lie beyond the threshold of the world
    • Only through the fact that evil holds sway in the spiritual course of human
    • decadence and continue to hold to materialism, or strive upwards into the
    • where this secret of the ether world is unfolded dramatically.)
    • that lies beyond the threshold, one knows that both — the early death
    • grow old. Physically, one dies earlier and another later; seen from a
    • spiritual aspect, we all become old alike. If we die early, our physical body
    • — whereby this may have, as it were, something to hold on to for its
    • More and more was the gaze of Man turned away from beholding the spiritual,
    • And when we have gone through the gates of death, we shall again be threefold
    • physical body alone. As a matter of fact, of the threefold ideal,
    • Brotherhood, Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood is the only one that holds good
    • orderings, to the end that they acquire the faculty of holding the balance
    • to hold the balance between the lower and the higher forces in the human
    • have as their aim, Man holding the balance in his soul in regard to what
    • go through a multitude of forms. But in all the multiple and manifold life of
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    • thought, but the unfolding of the whole human being. But a beginning
    • already existed in the old Platonic school: That no one can penetrate
    • Then one comes to quite a new way of thinking. The old way of
    • might describe this new way of thinking which is added to the old way
    • us to a knowledge of the higher worlds; it is a beholding. Even as
    • unfold certain forces which are connected with the will and which
    • able to hold a purpose in mind and carry out at some later time
    • things which we once resolved to do. This unfolds strong forces which
    • moment. If a higher form of courage unfolds within our soul, if we
    • spiritual science of Anthro­posophy is the unfolding and the
    • knowledge grows out of the fully developed human being, who unfolds
    • my Threefold State the attempt has been made to face the great social
    • which now hold sway are largely due to the fact that people forget
    • already told you that Anthroposophy can also fructify religious life,
    • through love, into the super-sensible worlds) then we take hold of the
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    • SPIRITUAL INVESTIGATION:Meeting the Guardian of the Threshold
    • right way to make it possible to behold — in an analogy with
    • alluded to again and again. The unhealthy soul life, which beholds
    • one beholds the situation with a newly acquired, special faculty of
    • Guardian of the Threshold. I tried to describe something concrete
    • The Guardian of the Threshold.
    • soul-shaking event called the Meeting with the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • experience is called the Meeting with the Guardian of the Threshold
    • being is, as it were, twofold. In the soul not only does there exist
    • antipathy. This is something that holds sway in the depths of the
    • able to have the experience of meeting the Guardian of the Threshold
    • speaks of the experience of the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • behold. In short, instead of spirits they want to behold specters,
    • beholds only the remnants, the dying of the spiritual world, so he
    • feel himself obliged to hold firmly to the truth, to mix nothing with
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    • science and has taken general hold of people's minds. This scientific
    • is a gradual unfolding of
    • atavistic. This old spiritual vision cannot be the way of
    • of the spirit, may we find the strength, in this old middle Europe of
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    • reach the depths of that of which I shall speak to-day, if he holds
    • As I have just said, and as I have often explained, this only holds
    • while it is outwardly unfolding its physical nature — it is
    • thus able to unfold again in spring in accordance with the secrets of
    • unfoldment the whole mystery of the cosmos is contained, in the way
    • the consciousness-soul is unfolding, that this was preceded by that
    • of the unfolding of the rational or intellectual-soul, which was
    • — now in this winter time — to behold the light, which in
    • ‘Behold, now in the depths of the dark cold winter, the
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    • journalist. There is an old saw which says: ‘One crow does not
    • recognised, as I have often remarked) but they desired to hold to
    • ease that withholds us from being inwardly kindled, and set aflame by
    • — so long as we hold beliefs derived from the carelessly
    • or Luciferic characteristics which at once lay hold on people, so
    • work disappeared from the minds of educated people. Opposition to old
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • This lecture first appeared in English in The Golden Blade of 1980,
    • The Golden Blade, edited by
    • natural science — has led me to confirm this threefold nature
    • a threefold being. The spiritual will, the feeling-life of the
    • regions of the earth, we find that in terms of this threefold
    • of the very oldest — to the oriental, as expressed in many
    • Hegel or Schelling, it has never been a question of adopting the old
    • Fichte, Hegel, Schelling and Humboldt, are fundamentally the same
    • cold, barren mathematics is the only science which remains to him for
    • the West, just as it is fundamental to the oriental peoples to behold
    • by William Von Humboldt. It is the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • through contemplation of this Event, the seer beholds the
    • of spirit are open can themselves behold this Event, for in
    • working. The eye that beholds the Christ has itself been
    • beholds the Christ outside the eye.
    • Gods who through untold millions of years have moulded and
    • future. And whereas the men of old looked back to the
    • to man's eyes of soul in old Atlantis. But in Atlantean times
    • Beings whose outward expressions we behold in the celestial
    • of the Earth, the less capable he became of beholding the
    • man once had lived. But the Gods he was still able to behold
    • imparting the deeper teachings concerning the Gods of old
    • the blossom I see before me, and this blossom holds within it
    • unfolds!’
    • experienced among Gods in the age of old Atlantis. This
    • human soul has not reached the stage where it can unfold the
    • the blossom contains the seed, as truly does maya unfold the
    • will arise from the old. If you ponder on the power and the
    • beholding merely the physical expression of a spiritual
    • legend of Osiris conveyed to men? The legend is that in olden times
    • Initiate who can behold him, when he (the Initiate) is away
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    • the manifold stormy events of to-day. It is regarded as something
    • The old ways of
    • thought, the old ways of regarding world-events, came to full
    • world, for the old way can only lead again and again to chaos and
    • more could be achieved with the old methods of thought. Because of
    • these old points of view and conceptions of life and simply do
    • one wants to retain the old forms of thinking. But to-day it is
    • necessary to overcome these old forms, re-modelling one's whole soul
    • though it will assume other forms — until he boldly determines
    • unchristian. But if we hold we are making known what the Christ is
    • being made known to-day in another form through our “Threefold
    • the other, and it is more comfortable to say: those who hold the
    • if those who hold responsible positions to-day still harbour the old
    • thoughts. Whether they be old-fashioned aristocrats, or decadent
    • the will to turn their souls from the old to new thoughts. The
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • must hold fast to the current way of thinking about natural
    • with it into his deepest world experiences, and there take hold of it
    • can unfold itself, but that the material process itself must be
    • thinking unfolds itself a nothingness of material can be seen. It
    • for this retardation and renewal, which is certainly a two-fold
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold. \
    • 28:13 And thou shalt make ouches of gold; \
    • 28:14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches. \
    • 28:15 And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. \
    • 28:20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their enclosings. \
    • 28:22 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold. \
    • 28:23 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. \
    • 28:24 And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate. \
    • 28:26 And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward. \
    • 28:27 And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod. \
    • The Old Testament in the Jewish Church:
    • 14:20 And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man\'s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture. \
    • 14:26 And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath. \
    • 14:33 Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. \
    • 14:43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die. \
    • behold the Christ as an etheric Figure. This is even now beginning in
    • three thousand years the number of those able to behold the etheric
    • capable of beholding the physical Christ; He therefore came in a
    • they will gradually grow capable of beholding the etheric Christ. He
    • working of Karma after death is revealed to us by the Old Testament
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    • man or woman who is unable to hold fast a single thought, but
    • manifold forms of disease, even imitating organic diseases —
    • such a way that the several members unfold strongly and healthily. If
    • I will put it in different places; but as I do so, I will unfold the
    • of habit for people to hold such thoughts when they take things off
    • untold strengthening of the ethereal body.
    • to do them in one way. One need not become a fanatical upholder of
    • unfolded a strong force within me. Thus when you place yourself in
    • surroundings — not by withholding justified criticisms, but by
    • told you today are apparently small details, but it must also be our task,
    • differently we must take hold of life than we generally do. It is not
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    • respects, shaken old, traditional beliefs, and although many people
    • lay hold of the forms, whereas in synthetic geometry we live within
    • way. Though that author was so astonished at not being told the sort
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    • soul — pictures like those one sees on old maps, drawn when
    • “imaginations” took shape out of the old, instinctive
    • body — what an older, prescient, instinctive clairvoyance
    • into those forms. In the oldest works of sculpture it is the cosmos
    • old styles and reproduce what is no longer known to-day, but was
    • it unfolds from within. And by artistic penetration to
    • traditional, on old styles and motives. We believe we are
    • (Urkunden) speak from old, instinctive, clairvoyant
    • yesterday that, in olden times of human evolution, the view
    • older “imagination”, and was able to receive into one's
    • if we take hold of it scientifically, with ideas —
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    • Greek civilisation set in. The old eastern world-picture,
    • quoted. But in its full weight it was uttered only in the older
    • development; one can quite well picture to oneself people of older
    • inner being of man. For what does one then behold within?
    • speech savours of the old crude ideas and nothing essential is
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    • understanding, through all the manifold effects they have upon our
    • surrounded with sense-phenomena. We behold these phenomena spread
    • cannot hold its own in consciousness.
    • can come to the twofold experience, the experience of the Father and
    • the Ego of man is as it were submerged, where it cannot hold itself
    • fast — as in earlier times men were told about the Fall and
    • when we behold moral laws working upon matter which has been thrown
    • back into chaos, we are beholding a real activity of the spirit
    • Adolph Harnack, who hold by the Father God alone, are really expounders
    • Certainly (he is told) a time will come when the earth will be one
    • we come to behold in that which is dispersing and crumbling to dust the
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    • that the old prophecies could have been fulfilled by one who had
    • world where death holds sway.
    • been holding council among themselves before the Mystery of
    • beings could develop who, knowing death, are able to unfold
    • know nothing of death and therefore cannot unfold the faculty of
    • the loss of the old wisdom whereby these things could be
    • moment that there had been no regeneration of the old Hebrew
    • the old Divine wisdom. From these scribes came the judgment by
    • where the being of man is laid hold of by the Ahrimanic powers
    • The men of olden times received their knowledge of the Divine
    • cold, inwardly dead; it paralyses us. In the operations of the
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    • using the arguments of my old friend, Vincenz Knauer. Vincenz Knauer
    • After a certain time the wolf has changed his old substance; this
    • they had grown abstract. This was the last stage of the old
    • through the knowledge of an older age. For this reason, those who
    • something concerning a person called Miller; you are only told that
    • he is the son of the old Miller. Hence, the only thing you know about
    • from the person who has told you this. But he keeps on telling you:
    • — The old Miller is such and such a person, and he describes
    • old theology which considered the Christ only as the Son of the
    • spiritual way of looking at things had passed. Nominalism took hold of
    • Father-principle really played the greatest imaginable part in older
    • Consider the old history of dogmas; you will find throughout that the
    • scholastic Nominalism, these old ideas of the Spirit's descent from
    • took up the old ideas according to this or to that traditional belief;
    • concerning the Three Persons. The old dogma of the Trinity was
    • old Father-principle into new life, but when it studies history it
    • were to travel into a city where I make the acquaintance of an older
    • man. I become acquainted with the older and with the younger, each
    • up and find that the younger man is the son of the older one. In
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • children and grandchildren forces which enable them to hold out in
    • initiation which is a remnant of old initiations that took place more
    • in man's sub-conscious soul-forces. These old initiations continued
    • many things described in old legends and fairy-tales, for example
    • These old legends dealing
    • darkness unfold their greatest strength in the middle of the winter,
    • unfolding. And one may rightly say that it is in accordance with
    • take hold of Olaf Asteson, but of his sub-conscious
    • January 6th the Christ-Impulse must have taken hold of her soul,
    • evening. At about ten o'clock a friend came along and told us that
    • that the Central-European civilisation must uphold, when we feel that
    • unfold in the East, will have to unfold in such a way that the
    • but just when it unfolds its mission within the development of the
    • development, yet they must gradually unfold. In future the East will
    • Barefooted Brothers, which quickly spread and took hold of many
    • soul is exhausted. The East is really standing upon the threshold of
    • things to come, and it is now unfolding forces which are opposed to,
    • gradually take hold of mankind. But in order that the forces
    • of the life now unfolding within and around us will be followed by
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    • also told them how they were to behave and act here upon the earth.
    • which would later on become law was foretold prophetically.
    • only remains like an old legend. This is how matters stood with the
    • — that we can say: Once upon a time there was an old primeval
    • handed down traditionally. I have often told you the story of
    • old traditional wisdom. Bruno almost begins to rave when he rails
    • that which the Mystery of Golgotha carried from an older into a more
    • When the old pagan sage, or
    • here we have this twofold element: to watch the results, and
    • elevation should take hold of humanity, and who make use of the fact
    • we do not wish to lose our foothold in the midst of the confusion and
    • foothold. This is the essential thing.
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    • to-day only believe ourselves to have. These old
    • strangers. In all their daily transactions, these men of old
    • universe. The men of old possessed a Cosmogony.
    • compared with what man of old felt pulsing through him from
    • and world of stars. Thus, the old civilisations possessed a
    • than nursing the old religions and fanning their cold ashes.
    • will put it as follows. The old pre-Christian civilisations
    • Rome, for instance, took the old religious concepts, and
    • go back to the old religious concepts with an open mind, we
    • even laid hold for a time of Central Europe. And over and
    • see the old Asiatic spirit lighting up again in recent years.
    • there was even in old days of achieving a civilisation
    • to ourselves that the old civilisation is bursting through
    • old. The ruins of the old civilisation will gradually
    • does make bold to point out the absurd side of the matter,
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    • The manifold studies which we have
    • into the deeper regions of your own self. Then you behold the
    • manifold Nature-spirits, and Beings who belong to the
    • Nature. Initiates of old describe her living and creative
    • of the old powers. Now we are once more beginning, with a
    • Lecture-Cycle a year ago. They told him how he should act,
    • inner life of soul, so that it was taken hold of by those
    • this before you once more in order to show how old and dry
    • petty changes and reforms of the old, we cannot serve this
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • vivid idea of what took place during the old Moon-evolution,
    • movement and activity remaining over from the old Moon and
    • olden days has been called ‘beauty’. So we see
    • things have been told to me by a spiritual investigator, but
    • the Threefold Commonwealth, and people go to hear the
    • instinctive knowledge; and the old documents — which our
    • lecture I told you how the head cannot be understood if its
    • the higher truths will not be evident to a fifteen-year old
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • experiences connected with the old Yuletide Festival. It was
    • Plays. And as we turn from the description of the old
    • experience to make the acquaintance of older philologists and
    • Pressburg. And he — I am speaking of my old friend Karl
    • to discover what vestiges of these old Plays still survived
    • among the country people. Later on he told me a great deal
    • old man in whose family it was an inherited custom when
    • olden times. It now belongs to the past and must not be
    • the old man whom Karl Julius Schröer had known, who
    • although by then the old feelings associated with them had
    • for example, and were collecting the old Plays and Songs.
    • gathering evidence of old customs in regions which I have
    • these old Christmas Plays, however, lay in the fact that in
    • in the outer world has taken such a hold in every sphere that
    • told: There lies the hope for the future of mankind!
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    • descending path of evolution man loses hold of this wisdom and when
    • He saw an old man tottering wearily along his way — age creeps
    • world, what do we behold? Forces of destruction, sickness, old age,
    • death. Knowledge and wisdom cannot surely have brought old age,
    • innumerable lives will never solve the great riddles of old age, of
    • element void of wisdom as the cause of old age, sickness and
    • conception is based on the Old Testament, it points to a primal
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • an event which happened untold ages ago, the subconscious workings of
    • himself has veiled, in order that he may behold the world in its
    • in me, leading me to behold the world in its reality and not in
    • maya or illusion, while the Christian holds himself, as man,
    • an older Eastern conception has evolved into a new one. Man has
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    • of taking any particular side. I have no desire to uphold ancient
    • Spirit. Then we can behold the actual unity of the soul and Spirit
    • make is that a man who holds fast to the material can never reach a
    • Very briefly expressed, the Spirit unfolds like an organism.
    • material. We must know where to take hold of the material body (which
    • above all how to unfold and develop them in the true sense.
    • will never give a materialistic interpretation of the old saying,
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    • Beings of the Hierarchies — a relation manifold and
    • thinking system which takes hold of speech when speech becomes
    • told you. Now when we reach this point, we find that we have lost the
    • indeed coloured and shaded in manifold variety, but all the
    • course in a more complicated way, in a manifold and varied way.
    • especially the manifold intonations of the vowels — these he
    • Now, as I have told you,
    • “from in front?” (The Old Testament, as you know,
    • a twofold way we can turn once more to the Divine, what we thus are
    • Can we wonder that in olden
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • the course of human evolution is revealed in a threefold light. We
    • old Chaldean-Assyrian-Babylonian civilisation and on into the
    • education. It fell to the old Initiates, the teachers of that ancient
    • as well. Then he beholds the Spiritual not only in his inner being
    • otherwise beholds the Divine in man alone, also to behold the Divine
    • there also thou art born of God.” And all that the old Father
    • The old heathen cults
    • actual experience. It was the task of the old wise Initiates to
    • unfold the spirituality of Nature to the human soul. The purely
    • the soul. To the old riddle of man's earthly existence there was
    • riddle. Man confronted death, beholding in death the body's end. He
    • The old Initiates knew how
    • Spirit, of the Logos, of the Universe. The old Initiates had pointed
    • In Buddhism we are told
    • knew the truth of that which the old clairvoyant powers of the soul
    • once revealed to an old dreamlike clairvoyant consciousness as the
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    • knew nothing about the old Gnostic wisdom — or, at least, he did
    • that, when the Old Testament mentions the appearance of an angel,
    • the resurrection comes from there. We are expected to hold to this,
    • theologians are, in turn, holding more to the Christ. They study the
    • we must hold on to the Christ. But the Christ is the one of whom
    • we are told at Christmas, that war and strife arise. It is human
    • age — in other words, the Christ being. In a twofold way, through
  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • old, you would have grown out of your Thinking. But that
    • in relation to the world of Will with its threefold configuration.
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    • surface-layer, too, we discover very manifold variations when we
    • younger strata have overlaid the older ones so conveniently
    • evidence that sometimes older strata — recognisable by
    • the earth's development manifold disturbances have occurred through
    • of this oldest and lowest stratum of the earth's crust shows us that,
    • our earth-evolution to olden times when as it were out of a
    • fire-process the oldest rock-formations and minerals
    • in this way we look back into those oldest times of our earth when a
    • on the earth for a very long time. When we consider those oldest
    • rocks included in the Archaean System are only old gneiss-formations
    • so to speak, as a witness of the oldest times of our earth.
    • and of natural philosophy, found this oldest rock-formation of the earth
    • when face to face with this “oldest son of the earth” as
    • to the oldest, the first and deepest sense of truth.”
    • planet, that even the oldest strata are alluvial deposits from water
    • water can be thought responsible for the mysterious formation of this oldest
    • it was laid hold of by all such destructive processes —
    • into existence all that we perceive in the manifold forms of earthly
    • proceed in the opposite direction and say: In the old rock-material
    • is going on all the time. Granite is merely the oldest
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    • the thoughts that we unfold. Will holds sway in the sphere of our
    • really in this, that gradually the will is taken hold of by the
    • those for instance who live to be more than fifty years old, have as a rule
    • time proceed from persons who are more than fifty years old! As a rule the
    • in the same old habits of thought. Today it is hardly possible
    • to escape from this ambling on in the same old groove of thought if
    • actual fact that the time is rapidly approaching when old people will
    • unless man is laid hold of by those youthful elements which proceed
    • but hold fast to reality, you will know that this tapestry of the
    • under the surface of the tapestry of the senses, and we only behold
    • able to look into the spiritual world and behold the why and
    • unfold that intuitive activity which otherwise must be consciously
    • there is a poem belonging to the old German culture called
    • unfolded, reminds one of the old battles which took place
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    • the old Greek Dramas in a circus, so it is with Theosophy. (In
    • that until then a Bodhisattva will live in the manifold incarnations
    • consequence that even the old clairvoyants could only see so far as
    • these latter, if a man holds a contrary opinion we are compelled to
    • to say that the Buddha was about to reincarnate. He would be told
    • Rosenkreutz, to speak on the threefold principles of man and their
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • old Saturn-existence. And in order that we may form a conception of
    • of the Threshold Who conceals it from him. And it requires a certain
    • if he really holds the thought that everything is taken away and man
    • dreadful shuddering recoil from a coldness, tinged with nothing but
    • is true of the old Saturn existence, speaking very comparatively,
    • sacrifice to the Cherubim. This is the first scaffolding of our
    • a good one, — the so-called ‘Old Schwegler,’
    • spoilt. You can take old Schwegler's History of Philosophy and
    • inwardly, so to say, into this old planetary embodiment of our Earth.
    • when we look back to the old Saturn condition, and to the Thrones
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • the matter. For instance, the old Saturn period is described (and
    • cold.
    • sensation of passing through warmer and colder conditions; so
    • Let us hold firmly in
    • the spirit of these old expressions which have descended to us
    • might be told concerning the meaning of the Earth would become clear
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    • definite Beings to be met with in the old Saturn state of the Earth
    • gathering like clouds during the old Sun development coagulated as
    • significant picture of the offering made by the old patriarch, the
    • artist of old had no need to know what lay behind his works of art,
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    • accept the sacrifice, which as we were told, consisted for the most
    • holds sway in the secret depth of our Soul-life, and sometimes pushes
    • to do this, if they had been forced to withhold what they were
    • picture remain any length of time the old longing begins to glimmer
    • a man as heritage of the old Moon consciousness cannot be brought to
    • sides, and can lay hold in a delicate and subtle way of spiritual
    • This is a thought that we may well take hold of, which perhaps is
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • been told should find an echo in himself. He wishes it to become its
    • the case with the Beings belonging to the old Moon-existence.
    • adjustment was produced through the appearances on the old Moon
    • to a reality. I want you to hold clearly to the idea we have just
    • been considering. At the beginning of this course I told you that the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • remember from before this madness took hold of the world
    • when one lets the mind dwell on an old book or a work of art
    • hold of the human race. Failure to see the spiritual reality
    • or five hundred years old and something entirely different
    • found in Rome, is indeed older than our modern states. It had
    • own resources, and look back to the old priestly element as
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • regard to our innermost being that old, inherited and
    • summon up an age of wars and devastation did not hold true to
    • the same degree. It will, however, hold true in future.
    • which are generally read today. The old knowledge was still
    • may take hold of the physical body and the etheric body with
    • regard to the intellect, but cannot in any way take hold of
    • outward positions people hold in social life their true
    • 2, 3, 4, years old, and later 30, 35, 40, and so on, years
    • old; but the opposite is true for humanity as a whole.
    • Humanity was old to begin with and is getting younger and
    • end when they were old men and women. This is the reason why
    • people looked up with such humility to their old people.
    • capable of development into a ripe old age. Today people must
    • 27 years old even if they live to be 100. It means they have
    • the characteristics of 27-year-olds. And with people refusing
    • 27-year-old.
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    • accepted beliefs. The world holds opinions that not only
    • opinion and those who hold it react to these truths; nor do
    • people will simply have to face such a truth boldly and not
    • story is one I have told before. When I was a young fellow of
    • head aglow, absolutely fired with enthusiasm, and told me he
    • explain it all to me and then told him: You know, that is
    • represent before the world go to the dogs in any old way.
    • lies. I have better things to do than refute the tales told
    • and the whole truth could be told by everybody without
    • ever said to any member can be truthfully told. Our movement
    • are told; but it must not even appear to be affected, for it
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    • the threshold to the other world they enter into a sphere
    • generally receive truths. People do not like to be told
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • red in the world around them told them the thoughts which
    • physical bodies and yet be present on earth. Existence holds
    • conscious of the truth of everything I have just told you.
    • meetings, or individuals, with old ideas running on like
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • extraordinarily significant instrument and much older than
    • interpret the old symbols in a lower sense, even though they
    • anything about this, however, because they only hold human
    • things are, of course, considered to be an old superstition.
    • old superstition’, modern science does not know
    • campaign.’ The story was told by Horace.
    • if news were to get around — not in the old form but in a
    • through from older times to realize: If one wants to have
    • young and old. There is no other field where humanity has
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • kind of thing produced by someone who is not holding up a
    • illusion remains beyond the threshold of conscious awareness.
    • old lackadaisical and slovenly way, but must address itself
    • People consider this to be an old superstition today, but it
    • completely clear in your minds that this old superstition is
    • interesting if biographies told us more about the teachers;
    • story is told of this teacher, and it is really true. On one
    • It is as much nonsense as it would be to train a one-year-old
    • hold a government office. What would our attitude be then? It
    • must therefore also hold true in a more general sense that we
    • if I say: ‘Jack Miller has told me this or that,’
    • simply told me; the question as to why has little relevance.
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    • nineteenth century. Really, all one gets is old styles
    • enlightened today are often working with old ideas, without
    • incontrovertible ideas will not do if we want to take hold of
    • neighbours, and this also holds true for individual States,
    • abstract concept. Concepts based on reality hold within them
    • contradictions. People hold anything they love for the
    • you can reinterpret the most golden of ideas as ethical
    • changing of ways, for an effort to be made; the old easy ways
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • has taken hold of human minds.
    • observe a child when it is seven, eight or nine years old,
    • together with the moon. For all they want is to hold on to
    • impulses which act as numerous ties to hold human beings to
    • of it again. And unless people realize that the old ideas
    • this with the old ideas is barking up the wrong tree. The
    • threshold. Events in this world are not merely general but
    • things which are beyond the threshold in a specific and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • battle fought by St Michael against the dragon. I told you
    • point: The ahrimanic powers which have taken hold of the
    • that the future could be told from the way birds would be
    • things. They were silly old fools, of course. The fact is
    • on the fruits of that old science of the future. This,
    • itself to our eyes holds the whole future in it, though this
    • is not visible. It also holds the past, but this has withered
    • and look down on the old myths and tales. ‘Humanity was
    • the myths of old and you could no more have it today than you
    • of old, and on all the media of ancient superstition, having
    • they hold today would be tenable if it were not for those
    • science takes hold of the whole human being. It makes you
    • eighteenth century really saw the last remnants of the old
    • had some of the old atavistic wisdom and also considerable
    • on the toil and trouble of their schooldays, on the years of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • have told you, many people probably do not want to give it
    • will take hold of this very process of growing inwardness.
    • recall things they were told in childhood, and then be able
    • animal backbone passes through the human head; the old Moon
    • will take hold of the unconscious life. It would be utterly
    • stories should be told in a truly thoughtful way, rather than
    • is of no real consequence if the details which are told
    • is the botany children should be told. And they should be
    • told of how certain green-coloured crystals which dwell in
    • will be able to recall stories which were told out of an
    • the old style, even if it is thought to be in a very new
    • and how the improved takes hold of the unimproved, and how
    • holds the greatest power in the inner life. Man can only
    • opportunity of getting old and new absolutely side by side
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    • the human realm in the autumn of 1879, holds great
    • the ‘luciferic temptation’ of old held major
    • post-Atlantean ages, the old ways did not stop immediately.
    • us since 1879. They follow on after the old spirits of
    • descended to join them below. The power of the old rebels, of
    • to the old spirits of darkness to work within the blood
    • century. From this time onwards, the old impulses based on
    • extreme efforts to preserve the old hereditary
    • children as they get older, and their bodies then follow a
    • fifth; this, together with the sixth and seventh, will be old
    • old ideals can live on is no more intelligent than to think
    • things which no longer hold true for the fifth, sixth and
    • initiated a theory of evolution which holds the potential for
    • human beings, the older they get, will need to take in
    • gradually acquiring traits which recall the old Indian
    • excuse the expression — and present old-established
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    • behind the scenes of world history, can only unfold slowly
    • were, of course, guiding human evolution according to the old
    • centuries. The spirits of light were using the old measures
    • that I recently told you how the present age is dependent on
    • physical means. I have told you that the spirits of darkness
    • old kind, will tomorrow or the day after be followed by a
    • peace of the old kind. You have to be very superficial to
    • both subjective and objective. I grew older and finally old
    • Thus not only the paper spectre of the golden florin,
    • older times. These are now being used up. Every day brings
    • Will not be told to unenlightened souls;
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    • physiology. Using an older terminology I might also say:
    • capable of physical development well into ripe old age;
    • development up to their twenty-seventh year, as I told you.
    • the driver, saying it is an old superstition, a prejudice, to
    • rational mind and intellect. They cannot get hold of the
    • with the old slave rebellions; it is something entirely
    • see it take hold of the emotions, even, in the 1830s and
    • does not take much interest in these matters how old history
    • old. Before that, memorable events and
    • years old. Look at the stories or histories which preceded
    • is far from old. Other languages do not even have this word, for
    • present time, such as the theme I have just taken up: How old
    • would be like if natural science were only 100 years old and
    • reality and the allegorical, symbolic tales told by people
    • situation through the way in which the story is told, in the
    • and the shareholders pay him thirty thousand francs!’
    • thirty thousand francs from the shareholders! I think you
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    • speaking in Old Testament terms. If we look at this interpretation,
    • remained in his old state, in a state of instinctive guidance by
    • what they themselves have revealed either through the Old or the New
    • connection with the old moral fall of man is completely forgotten.
    • present between modern natural-scientific concepts and the old
    • — if the old theology speaks of sin or if Dubois-Reymond
    • the fish. I told you how moon and sun forces work into the water and
    • civilization replies: “Let it crack! It's old enough to have
    • that intelligence holds sway in nature. And if you really study
    • nature, you can find this intelligence holding sway everywhere. And
    • older anthroposophical members who were beside themselves when
    • Religious Renewal has given even a number of older
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    • tildragelser har helt og holdent foregått i den
    • formkraft som helt og holdent skyldes den første
    • utenfor dets legeme inntre forhold som vi først måtte
    • idag holde oss til menneskets normale utvikling og må da
    • sammenfatter de følelsesbetonte ord på et forholdsvis
    • menneskets oppreiste holdning. De innviede sørget for at
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    • older times and particularly during the Middle Ages. To-day I should
    • child does nothing but sleep and dream, thoughts take hold of its
    • that thought takes hold only of the elements of air and fire. When an
    • can say: When the intellectual age began to dawn, the old conception of
    • the right methods of thoughts, even such a bold conclusion as that of
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    • unfolds in the human being while he is asleep. And in the winter,
    • will. During that third epoch men were destined to unfold and
    • within a few days of the date foretold by Tycho de Brahe!
    • themselves with astrology will continue to cling to old traditions
    • from olden times without being understood. For example, the sign of
    • Aries was full of meaning and living content to the men of old; the
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    • history told as an outcome of research into the spiritual
    • earth. What unfolds itself as thoughts and sensations of the earth is
    • stream from the sun down to the earth, unfolding their spiritual
    • water lily, only at 7 a.m., and Calendula, the marigold, only
    • the folding together of the petals, is also limited to very specific
    • through which earth spirit and sun spirit behold each other.
    • expression only in the manifold plant being as in his own special
    • The person who beholds
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    • order to rule and guide them easily. Therefore they told, to
    • myths were told — the Isis and Osiris myth, for
    • Dupuis was bold enough to propound heavenly materialism; to
    • was practised by the priests of the old Mysteries.
    • and Osiris, the Suns of the Old Testament.
    • place this beside the other important truth which I have told
    • and the Gods were esoteric in those old Mysteries. What they
    • the Middle Ages, they endeavoured to withhold a certain
    • had their good meaning and their real value in those olden
    • Brotherhoods such as those of which I told you, when I
    • question arises: Why did the old Mystery-priests keep back
    • In olden times,
    • childhood. At the 14th or 15th year of life, in those olden
    • or 15 years old were simply there in his environment inasmuch
    • Spiritual Science., For in these olden times, the moment a man
    • possibility of the Time to hold these things in check by any
    • respect, has undergone a complete inversion. In the old time,
    • told you now, but many other things, are connected —
    • the old religious systems to preserve man from the harmful
    • The old
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    • transition from the old Mysteries to the new. I said that
    • it might claim, would be unfolding mere claims of power.
    • yourself of what I have told you, from the physiological and
    • epoch of which I have so often told you. But there was also a
    • comfortable way to work with the old concepts and ideas, but
    • understanding of man, of the whole man. For, as I told you in
    • old. Alas! to this day it is an all-pervading impulse of
    • mankind, to stop short at the old, because humanity can with
    • he unfolds the will, down to the very centre of his being, to
    • old things, but to make the new — the new that must be
    • an old political Pronunciamento of the year 1864,
    • one merely takes an old Brazilian document and copies it
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    • super-sensible Alan — perceptible, however, to an old
    • behold the secret of the constellations, It was, especially,
    • a customary art in certain Mysteries of olden time, to
    • birth as on a Question, in those ancient times; and the old
    • wont to do. No! in the times of the old Mysteries — the
    • are the image of what the old atavistic clairvoyance actually
    • saw in the starry sky; for the old atavistic consciousness
    • in olden times not only certain places in the Heavens were
    • Zodiac which represents it. It was said, of old time: When a
    • he carries a planetary system within him. Thus in the oldest
    • the manifold secrets of these constellations of the stars;
    • twofold nature; and this was well known to those Wise Men of
    • Star-Mysteries, or Easter Mysteries. Man is a twofold nature:
    • than the Sun. And the strange thing is (though for the old
    • signify, transferred to Man; For the old astronomers it was
    • things we also have in us this twofold, fixed-star and solar
    • stand as a microcosm in the macrocosm. In those olden times,
    • Mankind would have had to remain in their old state of
    • than words, for — as I told you — everything else
    • hold to the mere words, you can talk a lot nowadays about
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    • and thoughts, which as such, leave us cold. With a little
    • ideas, really leaves him cold. We must learn to know this in
    • How conscious we are of the fact that our inner life grows cold,
    • theoretically, though they leave us inwardly cold, these should
    • submit coldly to inner ideas. Of course, this gives rise to the
    • and enthusiasm; I would be a cold prosaic person if I were to
    • with a purely analytical artistic understanding, quite coldly and
    • form of old presentiments handed over traditionally in the
    • forces of growth hold sway in us, forces which develop in the
    • Neovitalism. This is full of speculations; the old vitalism was
    • the threshold of the super-sensible worlds, that feelings full of
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    • persists in maintaining the old traditions of a moral or
    • back to all sorts of old world conceptions. He warms them up,
    • the form of thoughts — all this was experienced by an older
    • heavenly spaces, this was considered by an older world conception
    • hold of man's inner life, he could only say to himself: Angelic,
    • they are not the oldest, but they were particularly connected
    • natural organism and the older human beings; they also try to
    • an older type of humanity. He would be unable to direct it
    • towards the super-sensible. The older type of human body, which
    • heat or of cold stream through your body, how living and
    • through the unfolding of the WILL. This is not achieved with the
    • still remnants of old world conceptions, which said: The human
    • they were told by initiates who were their teachers; they felt
    • also pass through the portal of death. The men of older times,
    • humanity; it was then that the real terror of death took hold of
    • Only an older
    • strength that the Christ unfolds within us, in accordance with
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • was not satisfied. He went to another doctor who told him exactly
    • was told that the man had died in the night.
    • were present at the seances, were told that Raymond Lodge; that
    • know if radical upholders of this theory can really say that
    • mere desires, if we are not able to take hold of the external
    • and the people whom we met, unfolded within us a side of our
    • hold of us; we look, as it were, upon the act of falling asleep
    • hold of the body when we wake up. The independent will takes hold
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • in another age and today it must seem frivolous to maintain old
    • that to keep up such old traditions and customs in almost …
    • viewed in the right way by those who hold that it is in the
    • old gods have vanished and are now behind the surface of the
    • civilization as highest inner treasure; thought unfolds on every
    • development – unfolds from a life deprived of the divine
    • out into the world, and among the manifold things which he
    • cold abstract knowledge which led us into the misery of the
    • misery is too great for the maintenance of old Christmas customs.
    • true soul-spiritual reality must unfold out of the inner Maya. If
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • upon the earth, he beholds them through his senses, as the
    • through air when we behold something. When we look through air,
    • imagine all the gold existing in some way in the caverns of the
    • corresponds to the gold in the earth. But this picture is an
    • heart, but every other organ. I have told you that the heart
    • perceives the gold which exists in the earth. But the heart alone
    • could never perceive the gold. This process takes place as
    • body for the influences which come from the gold radiations, lies
    • in the region of the heart, to procure gold. He may, however,
    • learn to know the heart when you recognize the gold contained in
    • above, streaming down from the sun's zenith, and of the gold
    • perceived below — if the gold contained in the earth stirs
    • of man will have to seek in every organ this threefold essence:
    • by perceiving that modern spiritual science must endow old
    • the old terminologies. The essential thing is to take in
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • semblance, so that freedom may unfold. But this life of
    • older times the semblance was viewed as the manifestation of a
    • in regard to the world of his perceptions. This world takes hold
    • hypnotize him, as if every sense perception were to take hold of
    • still another difference between the present time and older human
    • for example, the Old Testament, or other religious teachings of
    • the past. In the Old Testament we find ideas which are above all
    • in the Old Testament the beginning of the world was looked upon
    • Mystery of Golgotha and the old way of looking at the beginning
    • which the eye is able to perceive the Sun. In Christ an older
    • to know the difference between the teachings of the older
    • difference not evident? The older Theosophy warmed up the pagan
    • the past. What is missing in the writings of an older Theosophy?
    • between the older Theosophy and Anthroposophy.
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    • western humanity must unfold, and which we look upon as the
    • not yet described in such a pale, cold way as is so frequently
    • older forms of thinking can show us that in the past everything
    • a human being, enfold the God who came down to the earth. This is
    • find this consciousness: I, who am a human being, enfold the God
    • who came down to the earth. For the divine element was manifold.
    • Indian who felt himself at one with his Brahman whom he enfolded,
    • and blood, but in connection with that part of his being enfolded
    • stage of human development coming out of those older soul
    • longer thought that he enfolded a God, but he felt that he was
    • older epochs. In ancient Greece this truth: As a human being,
    • human being feel that he enfolded a divine essence or set forth
    • of ancient Greece. He will say: I enfold a divine essence. By
    • mere existence. From the manifold impressions of Nature filling
    • just because he could only go as far as the coldness, one might
    • feel in the cold regions of intellectualism the warm sun forces
    • life of modern and ancient man. The man of older epochs absorbed
    • animate his concepts, which have grown cold and lifeless: then he
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • unfolded its intellectual life in the course of many centuries.
    • intellect was still unfolding and still possessed the inheritance
    • of an old spiritual life, these Ahrimanic powers did not have
    • still rooted in the spiritual through an old inheritance, as was
    • that of clinging to an old spiritual inheritance, but of
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
    • THE GOLDEN LEGEND
    • regions. In olden times representations of the Christian Mysteries
    • and it was then shown how man was, as it were, embodied in the Old
    • the beginning of the Old Testament at this Christmas Eve festival
    • thought. But in olden times, for those who through deeper thinking,
    • God Who is introduced to man in the Old Testament gives to man, as
    • olden times profound thoughts were expressed in such pictures. And
    • heights to the Earth. If we unite this spiritually with that old
    • I behold this knowledge it becomes in me something different from
    • old relation does no more than allow the tree to grow.
    • nature. We ask a man we meet how old he is, and he gives as his age
    • further evolution of man, beholding how man recapitulates when he has
    • Jesus prepared, in the twofold manner we already know, that which had
    • remained from olden times a number of so-called Paradise Plays which
    • Schröer and earlier by Weinhold and others in many different
    • tongue, for in the old churches great stress was laid on this —
    • understand as little as possible of the matter and should only behold
    • wonderfully conquered the hearts and souls that on beholding the
    • often spoken of the old Mysteries, which were intended to awaken in
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  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • aka: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
    • The Tree of the Cross and the Golden Legend, and
    • The Golden Legend.
    • The Tree of the Cross and the Golden Legend
    • Der Baum des Kreuzes und die goldene Legende.
    • If we take hold of
    • beginning of the Old Testament with the mysterious story of the
    • presented to us in the Old Testament gives one commandment to the
    • this meaning holds good for the present as well. It will become clear
    • to us that it still holds true for today.
    • the same time the outer mold of what the human being is in his inner
    • relationship. For the old relationship allows this tree to grow. The
    • bodily nature. When we meet a person we ask him, “How old are
    • Himself, in the way we know, in a twofold way, what was to
    • which there are many. It comes from olden times and is one of the
    • scene in Latin, because in the old churches, if the performance was
    • In older times
    • as such has no meaning. But, if one takes hold of the problem in
    • that which we behold on the holy Christmas night if we experience it
    • in himself despite growing old. He retained more of the childlike
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    • course of human evolution. Human consciousness in olden times was of
    • the case in olden times; for he then entered into those intermediate
    • dim. A man of antiquity could say to himself: “I behold the
    • belong, at the expense of the old clairvoyant consciousness.
    • The old
    • world with its sounds, colours, sensations of warmth and cold
    • behind the encircling veil of colour, sound, warmth, cold and other
    • that we so greatly admire in the old Indian culture — which
    • to use the old expression — in distinction to his physical body
    • and the realm of darkness (Ahriman) proceed. Old Greek writers tell
    • sexes. In most old religious systems, Goddesses and Gods are
    • teachings of Zarathustra in olden times.
    • every soul to behold their radiance in the realms of earthly
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • regarded by the civilised world in general in olden times. An
    • consciousness have unfolded in humanity. Our consciousness to-day,
    • admitting what Spiritual Science tells us, namely, that in olden
    • we study the old mythologies and legends — not with the
    • spiritual reality permeates the old mythologies and religious systems.
    • stages between the old clairvoyant consciousness and the objective
    • general was concerned, the old clairvoyance died out entirely. Waking
    • The old clairvoyant powers gradually faded as the development of
    • All that we know from olden times, even what
    • external documents have told us in recent Egyptian research (if we
    • them aware, and they looked back to olden times when their
    • Priest-Sages were able, in the golden prime of Egyptian civilisation,
    • behold the external world.” These later Egyptians had, it is
    • old Wisdom-teaching — of which the Egyptian Sage spoke to Solon
    • as the embodiment of the primal glory of that old clairvoyant wisdom,
    • revived the primeval wisdom of the old Hermes, called this first
    • are told that if an Egyptian saw a dead animal, he dared not approach
    • and perception of the old Egyptians; for only so can our
    • old Egyptian said to himself: “Man as he stands here to-day has
    • This old consciousness could find no
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    • manifold many-coloured fluttering of butterflies moving so freely.
    • implied in what I have told you. One might think that the insect by
    • which is responsible for its manifold colours.
    • be so simple, but in olden times when people had knowledge of these
    • Jahve had the same meaning as “I.” In old Hebrew, Jahve
    • moreover have been true had he been too immature to behold spiritual
    • at work on the creature, but she works in a spiritual way. I have told
    • finds it easier to accept what it hears. The truth today is told only by
    • Anthroposophy! Nowhere else will you hear what I have just told you.
    • had told them that the other man was mad because he believed himself to
    • this a little thought you will grasp what I have told you. Instead of
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    • gather from what I said here last time that the forces holding us
    • we become old because the forces holding us in connection with the
    • physical earth weaken; over there the forces weaken which hold us in
    • unfold. That is the secret of life where love is concerned. If a man is
    • after death lies pre-eminently in the unfolding of love.
    • recollection, of memory, gradually unfolds. At first it is quite
    • pre-earthly life, and how the unfolding of love is the seed of what we
    • he is able to unfold here as a universal love of humanity is the
    • become one with their fellows, who unfold love, can unite this unfolding
    • in Golden Blade 1983
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    • opened for us to behold what the soul of man undergoes during sleep, and
    • first stage of sleep. We owe to sleep something that has untold
    • not one but manifold.
    • over to him from his ancestors. In a similar way the men of an older
    • existence. It was accordingly easier for the men of olden times to be
    • strength to hold their own against the anxiety described above. The
    • general world-ordering holds sway. Spiritual science has to show in
    • physical. The means of knowledge that hold good today admit only a
    • life of night-time is connected with an unfolding of inner forces,
    • comparable with the unfolding of the forces of breathing and of
    • indicated to you how in olden times before the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • Christ-experience what an older humanity had from the Mysteries.
    • take hold in his soul which lead him again into his physical
    • to enable us to unfold powers of initiative, were it not that the whole
    • to man remain silent within him by day in order that he may unfold his
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • the root of the Anthroposophical conception which we hold to-day
    • execution by the inquisition. Still, Anthroposophists hold their
    • as holding enlightened views, has ceased to believe, long before
    • Masterlinck presents; he says: “If I jump into icy cold
    • entirely by itself. The effects of the cold are psychic
    • in such an old-fashioned manner while they cling to the words of their
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • Might stop a bold to keep the wind away;
    • heart, but that this is a threefold condition which we could
    • really reduce into a twofold one; that, in fact, if we could
    • created, the dying off of the old one then begins. In the
    • being or beings, which have left no life behind in the old being.
    • the old stem. But there you can convince yourself that they
    • living is not yet old, for only a few centuries ago Francesco
    • of laying hold of the essentials. What is individual in man
    • being at birth, it appears to a certain extent in a. two-fold
    • old one and the old plant whose life is taken away from it by
    • and more, we see it coming into conflict with the old
    • outside world. The old, which was present in the germ, enters
    • would be possible if we could not thrust-off the old, for we
    • the old from us — as the tree does its bark — and
    • “Wait till the child is ten years old, he will then be
    • but in order that new life may come into being, the old must
    • the old plant when it is one year old dies off, so that the
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    • no longer holds true, for, in the astral world, there is
    • minerals, belong to this kingdom. You are told, to begin
    • fourfold human being is separated into parts, and is to be
    • fact: You have often been told that the Ego works upon the
    • Elementary Kingdom. And in everything which molds and works
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • the seven year old boy — Goethe — who could have
    • time there was one book, The Golden Chain of Homer — Aurea
    • letter: "This much is certain, the old artists possessed a
    • Not merely with a cold and wondering glance,
    • The oldest tag-and-rag
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    • if in any hour of the year we do anything that cannot hold good
    • threefold figure; and to-day at the Christ-festival this
    • threefold figure of the Christ-Impulse can have great
    • will take hold of the vehicle of that man who is himself the
    • itself quite immersed in the old Pagan spiritual
    • revival of the old legend of Cyprian, which pictures a man who
    • lived wholly in the world of the old heathen gods and could
    • Golgotha was still completely given up to the old heathen
    • use of the old heathen magical methods. All this is played out
    • old Pagan impulses with the Christ-Impulse. Apart from the
    • spiritual side of it, it works out magnificently in the old
    • we see the awful collision of the old pre-Christian world with
    • still far from the Christian faith, quite given up to the old
    • Behold my tears outpouring and then hear
    • Of purest gold: and on his head a diadem
    • The Great One's works, whom boldly challenging,
    • With manifold enchantments' drudgery.
    • from this confusion into which the old world brought him,
    • aside the old magic to understand the Christ-Impulse in its
    • have just brought before our souls in a twofold figure, was
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  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • in the brain. Galileo told this to one of his friends and
    • end of the period of the old clairvoyant consciousness.
    • old Science. The essence of this primeval Science was
    • manifestations which Nature unfolds, by means of human
    • nothing was then understood of the old super-sensible science,
    • pioneer, while Giordano Bruno, who was somewhat older, being
    • been content to grope about amongst the old ideas of
    • not only those parts of the plant which we hold in our hands,
    • And how what is born of the Spirit she holdeth fast in form.
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    • the poem, brought to an end in his extreme old age; but that,
    • his old age differed from that of his youth. But this was
    • boldly constructing pedigrees, showing how, from elementary
    • returned to the older forms of the Darwinian theory. Katsch,
    • conservation of energy must also hold good for psychology,
    • boldly affirm that it is evident to any unprejudiced observer
    • recall the time when old Karl Rosenkranz, the Hegel scholar,
    • lecture-hall and behold, nothing could be more unfavourable
    • risk a bold assertion or to make a statement difficult to
    • cold, it warms them, so that that warmth may communicate
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • has worked into him. Accordingly, one will strive to hold the
    • side. Thus it does not hold to answer the question ... What
    • learns to exclude himself from that which holds objectively.
    • on the Threshold. One can only gradually form for oneself an
    • prevents man perceiving the Dweller of the Threshold beside
    • appears, and how necessary it is to behold things in their
    • far as one looks away from the images and the scaffolding
    • cannot coldly face materialistic things; in addition, the
    • his activity, then the listeners also should hold themselves
    • is necessary that the listeners carefully hold watch over
    • faithful often hold the purest charlatanerai for pure truth,
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • depends on countless factors. To this, indeed, the manifold
    • time and constantly refers back to the ‘good old days.’
    • It admits that much is there beneath the threshold of
    • things the boy tells the following story: ‘Teacher told
    • said the father. ‘Yes, and after teacher had told us that in
    • manifold ways, the four strings of human life can play
    • can only decipher them if we are able to behold how the
    • another. (See the diagram at the end.) And in manifold other
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • thus to lead him to a fruitful grasp, a really practical hold
    • told how he grew out of straitened circumstances, — how
    • very outset we are told how even the grammar school education
    • have told you how they are wont, in certain schools of
    • Max Eyth much that lies deeply hidden in the old
    • that our civilization has in reality a twofold origin. There is
    • quite another science — a science connected with the old
    • course, such things occur in life in manifold variations. Here
    • — naturally had no suspicions when he was told this
    • little too bold as Director of the theatre (in the view of his
    • one of whom I have just told you, though, if I may say so, he
    • another in the most manifold directions, — the life of
    • already told you how there have remained over, from very
    • able to get hold of them properly. And many means have been
    • adopted to withhold from the remainder of mankind this
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • Here we can gain an outlook, of what untold importance it will
    • matters, more and more consciousness will have to take hold of
    • (remember what I told you about Jaurès) —
    • Unable to take hold either of individual Karma or of
    • declares: I see the unavoidable breakdown of old Europe.
    • At the portals of the old world (meaning Europe) there stands
    • I have told you, there are occult societies who have knowledge
    • of these things out of old tradition — out of the ancient
    • have received them from old atavistic tradition.
    • Number, even by the Pythagoreans of old, was held to contain
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    • member of the Anthroposophical Society, how old she is
    • old.
    • turn. I have told you how the ‘Grand Orient’ first made efforts
    • to get hold of her. But she made conditions which could not be
    • their tea-parties so many old maids of both sexes (I am really
    • almanac, which was sold for 40 francs. Here in this almanac,
    • supposed that he will rule after the old Emperor. This was
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  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • Hierarchies and Beings is a lapse into some old Polytheism, or,
    • through Angels, Archangels or the like. Many people hold that
    • living in a different spiritual context than the old
    • the old atavistic properties of the soul were still existing
    • (leading up even to the old clairvoyance), the word which one
    • his word. Hence you may estimate that in those olden times
    • they did in those olden times. For we are bound to speak in
    • The words have lost their virtue, they have lost their old
    • suggestive power. In olden times a power of human community
    • that in those olden times there could be certain words and
    • truth: When the old Hebrew temple-priest pronounced what in
    • real. For in those olden times it was so: every sequence of
    • among men if words had preserved their old significance. Men
    • of olden time had learned to think. Indeed, in olden time
    • cosmic-moral conception as against the old cosmic-moral
    • reality, as I have told you, answers only to the spirit of our
    • Think now of what I recently told you, what will happen in the
    • to the demon, whereby he may unfold his activity out into the
    • unfolding mighty effects into the cosmic spaces. It is
    • I told you on the one hand how men are entering more and
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • conception have approached in manifold ways the great
    • old conception, a call to a new revelation of the spirit. It
    • nothing is fitting for us save to behold the mighty thoughts
    • understood why the Old Testament occult conception possessed a
    • were the prophets who appear in the Old Testament? They were
    • conscious life. Every true believer of the Old Testament said
    • point here to a profound mystery of the Old Testament
    • conception. The Old Testament view, including that in
    • sanctify your gifts, sanctify even your genius as you behold it
    • hold fast to truth, then do you sense, in contrast with the
    • time — we then behold in the true way the historic birth
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • special memories for Cologne. An old legend tells us that some
    • him three chalices: the first chalice contained gold, the
    • the East who brought offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh
    • are symbolised in the gold, the frankincense and the myrrh:
    • self-knowledge in the gold; self-piety, that is the piety of
    • esoteric Christian saw the physiognomical expression of the old
    • Jehovah-principle, the expression of the religion of the old
    • in the Law, to prepare the way.” And so what lay in the old
    • Jehovah-principle, in the old Law — the spiritual light of
    • unfolding their fertility in these seasons, the esoteric
    • it unfolds the strongest physical power, the gods are asleep,
    • see that all forms of life which desire to unfold their
    • the threefold lower nature of man; the physical body, the
    • is-born. In the Rose-Cross we have the fourfold man: in the
    • With hope and peacefulness his soul enfolding,
    • A symbol full of mystery beholding.
    • The deep devotion of his heart unfolding;
    • A threefold ray from out one core is glowing;
    • holds sway — but that there rules here the higher Oneness
    • old member of the Brotherhood that lives there at whose behest
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    • his astral body in an earlier Earth cycle, the Old Moon epoch. Just
    • during the epoch of the Old Moon, the etheric body in a still earlier
    • stage, that of the Old Sun, and the physical body during ancient
    • speaking of Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon conditions another
    • stages of Old Moon, Old Sun and Old Saturn. It is immaterial whether
    • underwent their human stage on Old Moon and who therefore are one
    • mode of existence on the Old Moon differed from that of man on Earth
    • Beings of a higher order who underwent their human stage on the Old
    • Earth-existence, to Old Saturn, we find that those Beings whom we
    • stage on Old Saturn. If we take our starting-point from those Beings
    • who were men in the primeval past, on Old Saturn, and follow the
    • day. To summarize: the First Beginnings, the Archai, were men on Old
    • Saturn, the Archangels or Archangeloi were men on Old Sun, the Angels
    • or Angeloi were men on Old Moon and men are men on our Earth.
    • the human stage on Old Moon have completed the transmutation of their
    • Beings who underwent the human stage on Old Sun, we realize that they
    • already experienced on Old Moon the stage we shall have to experience
    • cultures — the old Indian, the Persian, the Egypto-Chaldean,
    • the old Indian culture is a matter of personal opinion. But he who is
    • Beings, the Archai, who underwent their human stage on Old Saturn and
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • conditions for the unfolding of attributes peculiar to the various
    • realities of life it is forgotten and people cling to their old
    • Archangels who underwent their human stage on Old Sun. At that time
    • not undergo their Archangelic stage on the Old Sun, but are now
    • that stage during the Old Sun condition of the Earth. Thus, other
    • of development on Old Sun and had not undergone their evolution on
    • in bold relief; at other times, when the Spirit of the Age directs
    • behind on the Old Moon, are at present not Spirits of Form or Powers
    • those Beings who remained behind in their evolution not at the Old
    • Sun stage, but only at the Old Moon stage, are now Spirits of
    • during the Old Moon cycle advanced to their present rank. Man is the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • confirm this axiom for all triangles. You can hold this figure in
    • the senses to perceive the external world of colours, sounds, cold
    • sounds, warmth and cold there exists a fundamental reality, namely,
    • cold lie within our field of perception and constitute a world of
    • cold, hardness and softness. The datum for Archangels is what appears
    • feels an object to be warm or cold when he takes hold of it. The
    • and psychically empty. He feels them as warm or cold respectively,
    • just as the human soul responds to impressions of warmth and cold.
    • an descending curve, the springtime of youth and the winter of old
    • age, so the Archangel experiences his youth and old age in, the rise
    • supple, to be growing) and developing. In old age they become flaccid
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    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • Old Moon and the Earth period itself up to the present moment. If you
    • a recapitulation of what man underwent on Old Saturn (which has often
    • holds little interest for the Spirits of Form since it is a
    • recapitulation of what man underwent on Old Sun. In reality the
    • body that normally belongs to the Old Moon epoch. And again the
    • but would live in a kind of dreamlike consciousness of the Old Moon
    • the origin of racial characteristics in the old Lemurian epoch; we
    • America, where the forces of old age, of the final third of life, are
    • history. If we were to go back to the old Lemurian epoch we would
    • plane. For instance, the old Indian civilization, the first
    • forces of youth, but is given over to the hardening forces of old
    • curiosity upon his environment, so does the man of the old Indian
    • full stature when the spiritual life must begin to unfold and the
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    • The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn,
    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn,
    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • there were already older eminencies which at that time had already
    • who work inward from the cosmic sphere and unfold their activity in
    • universal space, but now unfold their forces in the emanations
    • which these threefold forces are concentrated for our spiritual
    • the planetary epochs of Old Saturn, Old Sun, and Old Moon before it
    • extremely difficult to define what were the tasks of the Old Saturn,
    • Old Sun and Old Moon epochs. This is not easy because we must first
    • and life of will to Old Saturn. He is indebted to the Akashic Records
    • of the mission of the Old Sun epoch if you study the etheric body and
    • that the etheric body can be traced back to the Old Sun. The
    • inner life of feeling. Finally, we find that the Old Moon condition
    • mission of Old Saturn therefore had to be fulfilled otherwise man's
    • him. To the Old Sun he owed his etheric body and sentient life, and
    • finally to the Old Moon he owed the astral body and the power of
    • of Old Saturn, from the Spirits of Will, is simply Will that is
    • passed through the Old Sun epoch in order, on the one hand, to lay
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    • after certain older Spirits of Movement who possessed more potent
    • moment of time in the old Atlantean evolution, the peoples began to
    • old Atlantis specific Mystery Centres called the Atlantean Oracles
    • in old Atlantis. These Spirits of Form rayed down into the Atlantean
    • blood of mankind is thus subject to a twofold influence; two races
    • old American Indians the process of ossification described above is
    • old American Indians still preserves a memory of that great Atlantean
    • former greatness and majesty of a period which existed in the old
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    • the Old Persian epoch the Archangel became the Spirit of Personality,
    • evolving Time Spirits of the Old Indian, Old Persian and Old Chaldean
    • is concerned with the continuance of the old Hebraic impulse will
    • Spirits during the Egypto-Chaldean-Babylonian, Old Persian and Indian
    • describe an arc to include the towns of Detmold and Paderborn, you
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    • in the post-Atlantean epoch? In the old Atlantean times human beings
    • were still endowed with a high degree of the old dim clairvoyance
    • yourselves for a moment in old Atlantis before the migrations towards
    • old clairvoyance and had already reached a higher stage of
    • their efforts to emerge from their old twilight conditions of
    • bold, clear outlines of the influence or positive activity of the
    • these peoples were nearest to the events that took place in old
    • old Atlantis man beheld the spiritual Powers and spoke of a kind of
    • old primeval states of human evolution. At that time one could still
    • they experienced directly the transition from the old perception to
    • above man. The old Gods, however, who were active before the Gods
    • who were active in the very far distant past at the time of old
    • olden times was thought to be much more closely related to language
    • way in which the spiritual force holds together the physical body is
    • is that which holds together the soul and body in the formative
    • to look back to earlier stages, to what had been told him about the
    • understands when he is told that they are called Muspelheim. Thus,
    • encounter in the old Teutonic Genesis, as the origin of mankind out
    • Old Saturn, Old Sun, and Old Moon. The emergent world without form
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    • spiritual world by means of the old clairvoyance still prevalent at
    • comparatively early, whilst they still preserved the old
    • universe. Hence the completely different atmosphere in the old Indian
    • embodied in the Old Testament. Only a certain consciousness of the
    • this in the Old Testament account of the Serpent which is simply a
    • man could be traced to Loki. Through the old clairvoyance, however,
    • say if it had been obliged to ascribe this threefold influence to
    • perspective. This was generally expressed in the old Teutonic
    • of the Sun — in the epoch of the old clairvoyance of course,
    • This is because Teutonic mythology is a consequence of the old
    • wolf in pursuit of the Sun. The old imaginative Nordic man sees these
    • which his influence was perceived by the old dreamlike clairvoyance.
    • but contemplated it with the old clairvoyance, you will find that
    • old clairvoyant vision is extinguished. That is the slaying of
    • greatest historical events, the gradual loss of the old, unclouded
    • Spiritual Science: the twofold influence — the Luciferic and
    • ancient times and as a development of the myth out of the old
    • mythology adheres so closely to the old clairvoyant condition. Greek
    • earliest impressions. The old clairvoyance which had long vanished in
    • memories of the fact that once upon a time there had been an old
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    • Europe; hence the European felt this gradual unfolding of the
    • culture of mankind as it unfolds. But at the time when these European
    • were able to draw nourishment from this old culture by mingling with
    • the old Greek culture had to a certain extent reached its high point
    • follows: the old Indian culture worked upon the human etheric body.
    • important gift of the old clairvoyance which enabled them to see into
    • preserved the direct, original memory of the old clairvoyant insight
    • substance of the old clairvoyance, transposed now on to the physical
    • sublimation of the old clairvoyant insight, of the cooperation of the
    • preserved the old Atlantean culture and carried it over into the
    • existed in the old Atlantean epoch. One literally receives an occult,
    • illuminating they are. Let us consider clairvoyantly the old
    • old Atlantean epoch. The stream that flowed southward via Spitzbergen
    • the pre Indian culture, something surviving from old Atlantis.
    • source in the old clairvoyance. The peculiarity attaching to the
    • reveal to mankind a fraction of what it holds in store. But if we
    • Spirit Self, in order to hold it up as an ideal of the future to be
    • seen, had been developed out of the old Greek Time Spirit and had
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    • a golden thread running through the last few lectures was the idea
    • before the old Lemurian epoch, for very special reasons rose to other
    • old Atlantean clairvoyance the descent of these souls out of the
    • survived in all that has come down to us in the older sagas and
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • Vanir you can still find one of the oldest recollections of this
    • gradually evolving soul the workings of this old vision of the Gods
    • those old forces which they (the people) had received through their
    • disposal. It could span the sky or be folded up to fit into a tiny
    • magic ship spreads its sails and is then folded up again into the
    • cerebral folds to be stowed away in that tiny box — the human
    • North, much of the old education through clairvoyant perception has
    • survived, much of that which may unfold in a soul which, in the
    • Spiritual Science or spiritual research. We are told that in the
    • holds a twofold danger. The one which probably stems from the
    • already told you that in a folk community which has so recently left
    • flourished, then this people must realize that the old clairvoyance
    • the physical plane. The old clairvoyance was temporarily silenced;
    • etheric clairvoyance he will realize that the forces of the old Gods
    • no longer avail. If the old forces were to persist, then the
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    • overflowed into bold forms, and religion was one with art. Art was
    • is twofold. Firstly, if European cultural life is not to dry up, to
    • that it will be thought a bold assertion, but it is at any rate not
    • before us, as if inscribed in letters of gold, when we began some
    • been taken along that golden middle road between ancient occultism
    • Persephone, who was the regent of this old clairvoyance bound up with
    • when Socrates first wrested scientific thinking from the old unified
    • which points to an age when the old clairvoyant culture was still
    • glimmering darkness of the age a growing recognition that the old
    • unfolds. What are the forces which are at work with supporting
    • what holds sway in the drama, just as positive and negative
    • electricity hold sway in the everyday wonders of Nature. Thus
    • to us that spiritual forces hold sway in the world, that they help
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    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • from the earliest times right up to our own day; the old clairvoyant
    • Persephone gone? What is the Regent of the old clairvoyant forces
    • still older ruler, both of the forces of external Nature and of the
    • vision which belongs to the very oldest endowment of wisdom of
    • Thus the man of old
    • denser, it can also hold fast the clairvoyant forces in the
    • old, more delicate, rarefied body becoming denser, it is because he
    • hold over man; he densified the human body and in doing so abducted
    • modern man can scarcely believe it. Think of all that I have told you
    • gave him his morality, his rule of conduct. And the man of old said
    • of old was a law-giver, giving law which did not flash up into
    • substitute, a new form of law, for the old law which worked through
    • healthy? Just as of old it was Demeter, now it is Eros, it is what
    • when it eliminates the Eros forces, as it does when it becomes older,
    • gods! When in old age Eros begins to withdraw from the human body,
    • development, when we speak of old age, when we speak of the
    • delicate physical body of old was more subject to the spiritual
    • particular have become quite different. In olden times what we call
    • but when through the old Persephone clairvoyance he gazed into the
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    • a man of wild passions, impetuously laying hold of everything in his
    • doldrums, the modern man sees merely ‘nature’, and
    • has a self-knowledge which can properly distinguish this threefold
    • features of this threefold world.
    • clairsipience. This clairsipience can apply to the threefold human
    • can have in connection with his own threefold being.
    • strengths of these four impressions and can retain them, as we hold
    • exercise of the old Pythagorean schools. A man begins by meditating
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    • environment. What radiates into us from without, the golden rays of
    • ego-forces holding sway outside in space as far more closely related,
    • gods’. In the language of olden time ‘the gods’
    • and to permeate themselves with their substance. These old
    • to them, as it were, ‘Behold my body; enter into it, permeate
    • between them, and so long as we fanatically uphold one or the other
    • gaining an ever stronger hold upon the guidance of humanity. All the
    • our time comes from the Spirits who hinder, who hold progress back.
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    • the domination of a hierarchy which is seeking to lay hold of the
    • evolution on the Moon. But we are not told that the Greek gods
    • soul-experiences. You are even told how the human being has to ask
    • post-Atlantean culture-epoch, but during that epoch to hold the
    • us of an older Dionysos, Dionysos Zagreus. This older Dionysos was a
    • to their feeling that an old clairvoyant consciousness had preceded
    • was entirely a matter of feeling. This old clairvoyant consciousness
    • and surrounded by its walls!’ The old clairvoyant man did not
    • the house than when one is inside it. That is what the old
    • him on the Earth. And that is what the man who lived in olden times
    • have within me Persephone.’ In olden times man could not yet
    • and Zeus. In olden times, forces in earthly life which further the
    • but the forerunner of our present ego, when man had the old
    • was already intellectual. Only the oldest times still bear evidence
    • the Greek looked back to an older time, to a time to which the elder
    • recollection upon those olden times, and said to himself: ‘At
    • of old was endowed with clairvoyant consciousness as a universal
    • pieces the old unified consciousness, thereby driving it into
    • looked back with a sense of tragedy to that old clairvoyant
    • which rescued the dismembered Dionysos, rescued the old unified
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    • four-fold man, as we are accustomed to treat of him in the light of
    • ashamed. That is the expression of a most profound mystery. The Old
    • any real intellectual light; man only acquired that later. This old
    • ego-consciousness could arise. To this end the old form of the ego,
    • the old Dionysos Zagreus had to be destroyed.
    • old clairvoyant consciousness had to die out, had to sink below the
    • physical ears, the world that was there for the old clairvoyant
    • minerals, plants and animals, suddenly the world of old Atlantis were
    • Semele saw Zeus in his true form, not as the old Atlantean hero, but
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    • true being of man, his fourfold nature, is taken into account, the
    • I have pointed out what a beautiful expression there still was in old
    • be born’. In old German there was another expression for this. The
    • grow old in that life. Before we die we become old, and the forces
    • which make us old we carry over with us. In the first part of the
    • forces set in. Forces take hold of us which fashion us in such a way
    • must not lose hold of it on the way there.
    • told you was a real one, he who was followed by a train of sileni and
    • Dionysos of old, they impart them on the spiritual plane. And anyone
    • Dionysian Mysteries of old. Thus one of the tests we have to undergo
    • Mysteries the soul was exposed to yet another test. I told you that
    • I have told you that he journeyed from Europe to Asia and back again,
    • told something which is in fact the truth — that the teacher of
    • or illusion. Then we are told something which made a great impression
    • upon Nietzsche — we are told that King Midas asked Silenus, the
    • the teacher of Dionysos, old Silenus, otherwise than as with an ugly
    • an old, ugly, human form, and that the type of the individuality who
    • which belong together. The younger Dionysos, who, I told you, allowed
    • but in such a way that he did not keep his old form but added to his
    • things have to be told if Spiritual Science is not to stop at
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    • the course of yesterday's lecture we saw how manifold cosmic forces play
    • powers of endurance and its fruitfulness must uphold us when, as
    • to bear the true picture with which the Guardian of the Threshold
    • Thus what we have today as the fourfold human being has been slowly
    • find numerous currents, manifold directions of force, which are the
    • successively in the Saturn, Sun and Moon evolution, the other holding
    • laid hold of by a substantial reality ... that a particularly
    • heavens above us something remains from the old Sun evolution. For
    • great deed on Golgotha during the old Sun evolution, was first shown
    • important event for the Earth was prepared in the old Sun, we see
    • have spoken of Me.’ Christ knew well that when, of old, people
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    • told you. Let me remind you once more that Earth evolution was
    • outwards laid hold of the human organisation. They are the same
    • They had to behold the unconscious part of the human being in such a
    • four-foldness of humanity.
    • at that time the threefold body of Jesus of Nazareth, which had been
    • influence, which is the purest stream from above, will take hold of
    • become because it had been prepared for upon the Old Sun.
    • the Old Sun. We know from Spiritual Science that the condensation of
    • the Old Sun condensed to air or gas. If we gaze up into space, gaze
    • up to the sun, as though with the eye of Zarathustra of old, we have
    • superficial, and it often takes age-old truths to be age-old errors.
    • old traditions what in still earlier times it had been possible to
    • old-wives' tale. Happily we know better than that.’
    • old-wives' tale, it is the truth, a truth which originated in
    • necessity he only drew upon tradition, the old clairvoyant forces
    • was in olden times still visible was copied in men's clothing.
    • olden times, though not so very long ago, the colours of these auras
    • were reproduced in human clothing. If you look at pictures by the old
    • painter of old brought very clearly to expression that the raiment
    • have just been telling you shows the place man holds in the
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    • human being, came into play in the old clairvoyant days. To achieve
    • world. The old interpretations in times which were more or less
    • diagrammatically it is like this. The old clairvoyance, even the
    • Old Moon as astral body remains subconscious; it lights up in the
    • seizes hold of us and changes us so that we are obliged to follow it.
    • content. There this old atomic theory has no longer any validity
    • ourselves, the less is egotism able to get a hold upon us. We then
    • shown to us by the Guardian of the Threshold as the prompting to
  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of Raphael in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • man holds the balance between the Psychic-Spiritual and outer corporeality;
    • to all that the spirit might intuitively hold when giveing itself up
    • the existence of cyclic laws holding sway along the path to the spirit,
    • gaze at the golden gleaming morning sunrise, — and especially
    • the golden radiance arises before our soul the sense image of what it
    • Above all in Perugia we may feel that the eye is beholding the very
    • was now to draw into the souls of men and to be laid hold of by dint
    • they behold the inner in the outer. It is significant to see the inwardly
    • the soul like Raphael's, it is perhaps not too bold to say something of
    • — we see on the one side the reappearance of this old Greek culture
    • that the law holding sway in the course of human spiritual life finds
    • connection to quote one of the so-called “Golden sayings”
    • to a twofold continuation of life, one aspect of which has been described
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    • simultaneously in those old times. The further we go back, the more
    • with the old clairvoyant forces. Hence she stands in opposition to those
    • the soul receives through the old clairvoyance, she is a figure whose
    • from the consciousness, and which in the time of the old clairvoyance
    • In the times of the old clairvoyance these things were more or less
    • in its results as the three-fold soul forces. Then they perceived that
    • this threefold organisation is born from super-sensible, creative powers;
    • Thus the old clairvoyant saw the sentient soul connected with the astral
    • old clairvoyants as a superhuman Cosmic Power, working in man somewhat
    • receives human capabilities. The old clairvoyant saw how this
    • generation to generation. The old clairvoyant looked up to three powers,
    • body pass away, was at the same time to the old clairvoyants their direct
    • resounds into the world. And the old clairvoyants from whom —
    • figure in Kalevala, Ilmarinen; if we go back to the old clairvoyant
    • derive their being from the old clairvoyant conditions of the people,
    • a renewal, a re-fructification of the old national epics in the most
    • sang in olden times, is alluded to in the representation as if it were
    • derived from spirit, and with it the whole being of man. The old Finnish
    • born of matter, but of spirit and soul; so says this Old Folk-Rune,
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    • humanity, and these tests will become harder still. Many old forms of
    • nature unfolds, how the elemental spirits fly and whirl in a pattern
    • ease, against anxiety, and makes for the unfolding of inner
    • old pictures comes about if one can paint out of direct contemplation
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    • Earth. It is then that the Earth unfolds its own nature in the
    • metallic crystals, with the manifold variety of their own distinctive
    • the sulphur-process is driven back by meteoric iron, as I told you
    • told, consists of oxygen and nitrogen and other elements. But in fact
    • just been describing no longer holds good to-day, for in a certain
    • evolution, from the Earth's activities. If were to go back to the old
    • old instinctive clairvoyance knew this
    • in its own way. At one time in old Europe a remarkable idea
    • old Germanic belief. For these people had an instinctive feeling that
    • other time, old Germanic custom gave the father — at whose feet
    • by the cosmos, to be one. In such old customs there lives
    • Earth-forces in its folds. So we should have the garment down
    • arises the picture of Mary the mother, the folds of her robe
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    • endeavour, this illusion, lays hold of
    • fold in the garment should be thought of as placing the Christ-figure
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    • weaving of Nature. As to how Gabriel — to use the old name
    • form was divined by the old instinctive clairvoyance, and we can
    • sunlight, densifying into a glory of gold. One has the
    • alchemy into the cosmic gold which lives and weaves in the heights.
    • described. I told you what the sword of Michael is made of, and
    • golden sunshine and then shines forth inwardly as a silver-sparkling
    • radiance within the golden folds? Where does Michael acquire
    • this gold-woven, silver-sparkling raiment? It comes from that which
    • gold that flows to meet it; from the transmutation by the sun's power
    • see how the silver given by the Earth to the cosmos returns as gold,
    • Sun-gold, formed in the heights, in the dominion of Uriel, during
    • that is, with silver and gold.
    • crude sense; you must think of the silver and gold as diluted beyond
    • Spirit-Father of everything around us. And now we behold the outcome
    • and the gold of the heights. Between the Father and the Mother we
    • behold the Son
    • looking up to the heights we would be looking at the weaving gold of
    • light-filled gold and directing his gaze and his gesture down to the
    • Behold
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    • in the course of human evolution as an echo of old, instinctive
    • inspired men lay hold of these often wonderful voices which sound
    • Und sich die goldnen Eimer reichen,
    • their golden urns reciprocally lending:
    • of old traditions and his feeling for them — all this stands in
    • golden light in the golden radiance of the Sun
    • As I told you, we must picture him with grave, judicial eyes, for
    • appear the shining pictures of beauty, woven out of the Sun-gold, and
    • (red arrows), seeking to permeate us with the Sun-gold of summer,
    • the garment woven out of Sun-gold and shot through with the
    • to walk and work and take hold of things.
    • an old magical saying and were used again by Goethe:
    • sich die goldnen Eimer reichen,
    • golden urns reciprocally lending:
    • We have seen how the heavenly Powers with golden pinions — the
    • receives the golden vessel of nutrition from Gabriel; it is
    • in Galen, those old physicians, there survived something of what is
    • lay hold directly on the earthly in man; but the lower stage of the
    • forces of healing — in other words, he passes on his golden
    • vessel — and just as Raphael passes on his golden vessel to
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    • is no exaggeration to say that a force of untold strength and
    • comparatively rapid decline of the old Hellenic and Roman
    • poor understanding on the part of those who claim to hold fast
    • the ideas they hold concerning Him.
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    • clairvoyant gaze actually beholds a kind of darkening of the
    • gaze at the Cross raised on Golgotha, to behold the darkening
    • Among the manifold pictures crossing Peter's consciousness,
    • reluctance” if you will allow me not to withhold a
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    • When the sixth degree of the old Initiation had been attained,
    • too the saying of Paul holds good: that what may be wisdom in
    • Sun-Heroes of old had been transported into the higher worlds,
    • the old Initiates must rise during their Initiation, the Christ
    • the deprivation of the physical body. Anyone who holds the view
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    • compiled in the Old Testament. Heaviness oppressed his
    • events recorded in Old Testament history. And one day —
    • perpetuating the old Hebraic wisdom. Jesus of Nazareth felt as
    • Evils hold sway,
    • sway in much that was contained in the old heathen religion.
    • of outstanding wisdom. And they were deeply moved on being told
    • must be told ... it happened one day that while Jesus of
    • the happening of which I have just told you — of these
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    • that the penetrating insight with which he could behold those
    • men who would listen to the wisdom of Elias, of the older
    • of Nazareth — although the good old Hillel [Hillel lived
    • oldest and most important Jewish laws.] has disappeared
    • This legend is told as evidence of Hillel's patience with
    • of the prophets of old; many utterances of Hillel sound like a
    • nobody to listen; such teachings are untimely. In olden days
    • earth, for the old Jews have passed away; the ancient
    • within him something that was like a renewal of the old
    • Evils hold sway,
    • essentials hold good. The Temptation scene is, of course,
    • Gospels: Behold me! The other kingdoms into which man's
    • old. I will establish a new kingdom. If thou wilt enter my
    • in these old kingdoms. But thou must sever thyself from the
    • a certain hold upon thee. Thou knowest only how the Spirit
    • “gold.” That was the point where Ahriman still
    • what had become old and withered in humanity. He was
    • were no longer any ears to hear the voices of the old prophets.
    • transposed the last line of the old Prayer, adapting it
    • the third line from the end of the old Prayer: “In that
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    • threefold being — the head-system, the rhythmic system, and the
    • of the last echoes of the old religions, builds entirely upon the
    • the echoes of the ancient Mysteries. Under the influence of the old
    • aroused furious anger in us, and if when we are old we no longer grow
    • earlier times, during the old Sun and Moon periods, what today
    • which is our cerebellum and which then especially begins to unfold
    • through the old conditions of clairvoyance. Everyone could become
    • old age. If people read Goethe's Iphigenia or Schiller's Tell, they
    • are to take hold of life courageously, and not be afraid or withdraw
    • Old
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    • older paths that mankind has followed in order to arrive
    • of history back into age-old epochs of humanity. There, it
    • want to emphasize that I am not describing these older paths of
    • employing a length of time for inhaling, for holding the breath
    • consciousness of men in older civilizations. Not that, as a
    • quite natural for older civilizations not to see only pure
    • midst of life, that he should be able to hold his own with the
    • of human development with the unfolding of ego-consciousness,
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    • point is that these experiences take hold of the subconscious
    • sum up: we are concerned here not with the old nebulous
    • in growing older. He once put this to Goethe in the following
    • rather as we see the life of an old man. We should not say that
    • an old man's life simply exists “in its own right;”
    • What simple logic does for the old man's life is done for human
    • I have adumbrated does hold something of what countless souls
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    • life could unfold in complete harmony.
    • matters we take over older traditional material. We can see
    • everywhere old ones live on. The vital element in our time is
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    • Orient too: the flower of the lotus, as it folds its petals
    • against the old-established ones of the East. And in every soul
    • spiritual world unfolding before our “mind's eye”
    • just as the physical and sensuous world unfolds before our
    • that unfolds its causes and effects in time, the world, that
    • science must hold about these matters today. But on the other
    • life I have outlined. This philosophy has become old and
    • the Orient, so too the other was bound in its turn to take hold
    • one philosophy is old and jaded. Yet it contains things of such
    • still approach it as something venerable. We honour an old man
    • especially old and venerable ones. This will be possible if, as
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    • older forms of humanity's mystical endeavour. Yet in face of
    • ourselves we shall become aware of the flow of heat and cold in
    • its heat-death, which can be foretold on external scientific
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    • the limits beyond which their assertions cannot hold. On the
    • of freedom is really just as old as intellectual life. Only
    • today still shrink back when they are told: that which operated
    • take hold of immediate reality at a particular point, yet
    • Yet the material that in many cases the old generation nowadays
    • Older epochs developed in social life forces by which the old
    • the old instinctive power of looking at social forms, we can
    • this way that we can gain the strength to cast aside old fears
    • itself on old traditions, in the religious as well as the
    • symptomatic of the loss of the old instinctive
    • must also understand that the earth is incapable of withholding
    • That we cannot get by in the social sphere with the old
    • only the old regime could be cleared away as rapidly as
    • feeling and experience, simply by continuing the old
    • transformation. The unfruitfulness of the old slogans is
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    • old instinctive spiritual vision, as I have described in the
    • of these older views, towards which, however, objective science
    • point of departure lies in the relations that the old
    • structures we meet in the Old Testament. What was now
    • evolved from man's old relationship to the divine, we can say:
    • sitting in this parliament, men who believe that the old order,
    • patterns from what is old.
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    • another, and how they hold within them the seeds of further
    • yesterday how at the threshold of the spiritual life of the
    • This is the old religious form of catharsis, the purification
    • of man. A new man was to be born inside the old. Things that
    • leaders at that time told themselves: I must attempt to cure
    • only unfold a strong sense of self, but also connect this with
    • this, however, needs to take hold of the soul before people try
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    • The Threefold Commonwealth,
    • language to express it, then eyes light up and hearts unfold.
    • times has learnt to regard the old belief in ghosts as a
    • you start. But if you do adopt them, you are then told that you
    • a method of education by which it would be possible to lay hold
    • perceived that a modern human being must be taken hold of in
    • lay hold of his will through his thought-forces. And an
    • Europe, people tried to take hold of the will indirectly, via a
    • intellectual topics that would be capable of taking hold
    • early Oriental heritage they sought to take hold of the
    • contrasts with an earlier age when forces existed to uphold the
    • we must cease to try to maintain the old order at all costs,
    • things that must be overthrown. The old saying remains true:
    • still holds. In discerning what we need to abandon as decayed,
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    • Monolithic to Threefold Unity
    • The Threefold Commonwealth,
    • With this dogmatic faith that thus takes hold of men,
    • practical effect of the gold standard for example, was
    • countries were going over to the gold standard, you will be
    • considered that, under the influence of the gold standard,
    • reasons for the powerful hold of the caste system in the
    • The Threefold Commonwealth.
    • Threefold Commonwealth
    • a threefold articulation of it, which yet comes together
    • Only when we realize that a threefold social organism is
  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • of old clairvoyance. We will endeavour to consider once again that which
    • It is in this way those forms arise which belong to the old clairvoyance.
    • was the regular type of perception on the old Moon and in that which
    • has now fallen from him what was outside him on the old Moon has become
    • therefore a going-back to the old Moon evolution.
    • from what has just been told you. The prophets of different peoples
    • a laying hold involving desire of the physical body from without, nor
    • that he can really lay hold in a living way of that which in physical
    • ponder in a living way this three-fold form of knowledge of higher worlds,
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    • must surmount do not disclose themselves through a revival of old
    • arose that belong to the old clairvoyance. For what is reflected
    • kind of perception on the Old Moon, and in what existed at that
    • outside him on the old Moon has become inward, as the circulation
    • of the blood in earthly evolution. The old perception is therefore
    • a going-back to the Old Moon evolution.
    • has just been told you. The prophets of different peoples were of
    • hold of the physical body from without, nor as enjoyment of the
    • without so as to really lay hold in a living way of that which in
    • a living way this threefold form of knowledge of higher worlds, so
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    • correctly), by uniting certain old pre-Christian basic concepts
    • standpoint, as I have often told you, if it were
    • person boldly admits, as did St. Augustine, that you can only
    • and there are those who demand this two-fold courage of their
    • old atavistic clairvoyance. History to-day unfortunately
    • condition from which subjective nature in an older epoch, and
    • because, amongst other things, he beholds a corpse.
    • was really the case that in a certain connection the Old
    • Cosmos unless on« can go heck to the Riddle of the Old
    • before it became Earth was Old Moon, and in many of the
    • so to speak of the Old Moon, — (you can read [about] this
    • that the law of the Old Moon prevailed through this straggler,
    • or the other point of view — it is most manifold in
    • told you St. Augustine takes his stand in the twilight of the
    • Apercu results from a consideration of what I have told you, I
    • in Auguste Comte, is to be found in others. I have told you
    • threefold division, one can say in his sense, that this
    • threefold division is Theology, Metaphysics, and what he calls
    • the Soldier. The person who most easily becomes a believer in
    • is most easily a follower of Positivistic Sciences the Soldier
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    • from the editors of The Threefold Review.
    • that we take on. What is told here does not have the intention
    • reality, but will empower us to take hold of human
    • evolution itself, to take hold of the immediate conduct of
    • and bold, and admirable. But what he has written is a symptom
    • one can take hold of the matter, just as logic enables people
    • structure. It has been told over and over, but we can bring it
    • will find that a half freedom has taken over from the old
    • that will say, with good old Kolb: Studying theories of
    • and don't hold back until what is necessary is compelled
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    • later with our need for a place in which to hold our Mystery
    • without that permeating impulse of a world-vision. Old motifs,
    • old philosophies are hunted out; old ideas are to live
    • certain greatness, because it has wonderfully studied old forms
    • raised by those who still had sympathy with the old Christian
    • in the building, compared with the cold life of the present age
    • building. The old impulses can no longer be brought to that
    • forms. Anything created in the old forms can only be
    • Clouds of mist behold dispelling
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    • Batsch. Two men, one some ten years older than the other, listened
    • shows to what extent your spirit holds together the rich totality of
    • united. And when we proceed from these older times to our own, what
    • overboard old traditions, and create feelings, thoughts and ideas
    • preference for the old art, with its old, sound, artistic
    • of approximation to an uncertain, old-fashioned costume. It would
    • propose to pay him in an odd way. They shake themselves and golden
    • taking them over. The Ferryman is not enthusiastic about the golden
    • trouble of taking down the river the golden pieces you've thrown
    • sees the pieces of gold falling down through the cracks of the
    • therefore devours them and becomes, by thus taking the golden
    • shake out, the Snake, having acquired a taste for gold, taking up
    • The Will-o'-the-Wisps let themselves be told this, but the
    • light-giving power through swallowing the gold.
    • kingly figures standing in the four corners: a Golden King, a
    • figures, the Golden King puts the very significant question:
    • ‘From the crevices, where the gold
    • ‘What is more splendid than gold?’ asks
    • the Golden King.
    • where the four Kings live and there enters the Old Man with the
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    • by which it unfolds its nature bit by bit. Has the botanist, or even
    • means this or that, there we have a Golden, a Silver, and a Brazen
    • holds that we can educate them, and they can be developed still
    • old as human thought. It always took the view that man has before him
    • speak of purification or catharsis, as it was called in the old
    • The Golden King represents the initiation for the
    • in each of the four corners. In the first was the Golden, in the
    • Conception, pure as the Golden King (for nothing is mixed in
    • hold fast to a thought he once expressed: ‘Everything which
    • They absorb the gold greedily, even lick it from the walls of the Old
    • Man's room, and then throw it about prodigally. The same gold which
    • — this gold — what effect does it have in the body of the
    • that the Old Man at the critical moment calls upon the
    • up the gold wherever they find it; they lack any inventive faculty,
    • something valuable; in the Snake the Will-o'-the-Wisps' gold turns to
    • Snake's relatives, but of the vertical line. The gold-pieces fall
    • would become an empty picture, killing all life, as the gold, thrown
    • who has learned a cooking-book by heart, but cannot cook. As the gold
    • worthless gold (as spirits of bare sophistry) and the
    • dimly. By absorbing the ideal, the gold, she can illumine this shape,
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    • symbols and explanations from those old books, which worked
    • the sixteenth century, a time when many saw the setting of an old
    • dramatically as a man fallen away from the old traditions of
    • he wished to free himself in his own way from the old traditions.
    • Anything in the old folk-plays or pantomimes referring to
    • We see how he seizes on the old book — Goethe called it the
    •  Their golden urns reciprocally lending,
    • golden urns, with the forces flowing between them and filling the
    • or ‘The Golden Chain of Homer.’ We see it expressed
    • Out of the old traditions he gained the belief that he was
    • One power we call Lucifer. He lays hold of man in a more inward
    • this Power, also called the ‘old
    • ‘So much is certain, the old artists had quite as great a
    • fall, offering each the ‘golden urn,’ examine the
    •  A coldly astonished gaze didst thou grant to me
    • golden saying: ‘Wait in confidence for the development of thy
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    • Thus all such explanations as rest on a basis of old
    • get away from old symbols and to coin new and independent symbols
    • forcefully we are told what direction Faust's soul takes in order
    • Part I. Goethe says from deep experience what was always told the
    •  The world unfolded lies in twilight glimmer,
    •  I thus behold with rapture ever-growing.
    • Now it is wonderful how we are told the way in which Faust
    • me!’ That was a cry which in old times one heard only from a
    •  There whirls the press like clouds on clouds unfolding.’
    • unfolding,’ one recognizes again something which is
    • unfolding.’ Every word would be a living proof of what
    • from old Indian or Egyptian descriptions; he was able to put down
    • cannot hold her. He must penetrate further into the spiritual
    • can behold what he wants to behold. Helena must be brought back
    • Mephistopheles himself has a hand in it, and we are told in
    • becoming gradually ready to behold the secrets lying behind
    • And now he is able to behold the spirit of
    • real forces for the spiritual spectator. Out of the old armouries
    • and storerooms where lie the old helmets, come those beings
    • disappeared. On his wide territories there stands an old cottage on
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • old refer his entire head to the Earth-planet. A considerable
    • it was of special importance for the man of olden time to feel
    • the image of the Sun.’ In this way did the man of olden times
    • feeling-experience of the world, that the man of olden times
    • Grasping hold of something, feeling and touching with the
    • of olden times who did not have thoughts, but still had his
    • olden times, has arisen the whole custom of making monuments
    • experienced’ — was a principle of olden times.
    • unfolded in connection with the outer world. It is good
    • let my soul unfold an experience about certain things, only in
    • where we are told that Christ wrote something in the Earth.
    • With the men of olden time who had developed a localised
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • to be laid hold of, he cannot grasp it: even spiritually, he
    • soul-nature. Such was the knowledge the Oriental of old had,
    • those of still older times, for example the time of Atlantis or
    • kind of consciousness they had in those olden times, and you
    • olden time and the ordinary man of the present day. It is not a
    • of olden times. It is in point of fact always so in the course
    • region where an older people lived, a people which had in some
    • against the older and brought it into subjection. It was not
    • Already in those olden times the Initiates of the Mysteries saw
    • to-day. The men of olden time did not see it thus. They saw
    • only be attained in olden times through initiation. But
    • in the search for an adjustment between young races and old
    • with the old, with the souls of those whom they have brought
    • find a people who did indeed know how to grow old, but were
    • unable to permeate the growing old with full spirituality. I
    • frontier of Asia and Europe. Asia, in those olden times, had,
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • this experience of twofold-ness. He did not call his physical
    • characters on twelve tablets. This text is based on older
    • with the old custom, conquered and seized the city that in the
    • have in the one personality what remained of the old habits of
    • case in those olden times, the whole social structure of that
    • Spiritual Beings of the higher Hierarchies; for, as I told you
    • possible in those olden times. Man's life of thought and
    • followed. In those olden times, however, of which we are
    • what was revealed in its manifold configurations, in all that
    • as it were, of the old Atlantean Mysteries; only, of course, in a
    • felt that to know himself, man must behold and recognise his
    • its teachings unfolded the origin of the evolution of the Earth
    • idea how such things were experienced in olden times; and it
  • Title: World History: Lecture IV: Atlantean Wisdom in the Mysteries of Hibernia, Gilgamish and Eabani at Ephesus, Logos Mysteries of Artemis at Ephesus
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • deepening through the Mysteries of Ephesus. And I told you at
    • have told you how the personality who is concealed behind the
    • turn to a place where echoes of the old Atlantean initiation
    • Hibernian Mysteries, situated, as I told you, where the
    • Heraclitus also lived and where so much of the old Reality was
    • the old Asiatic Reality, a time when however on the other
    • still akin to the old understanding of all that had come to
    • distinctly shining through, an old and real experience which
    • Cold; in the direction of the South the Warm, the Fire element.
    • But the interplay of Moist and Cold, when one goes North-West
    • intermediate zone between Moist and Cold: — Water. A man
    • of Water holds dominion. In the intermediate zone between Moist
    • and Warm lies the element where the Air holds dominion.
    • in the zone between Cold and Dry — that it to say,
    • earthy, holds dominion — the element Earth, the hard and
    • must leave the Cold-Moist element and throw myself into the
  • Title: World History: Lecture V: Mysteries of the East, West, and of Ephesus
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • ancient times Ephesus holds a unique position. You will
    • (which were in reality the source whence all the older
    • When we look back into the older Mysteries of the East, we have
    • herbs and flowers, the trees that take firm hold into the Earth
    • olden times look upon the whole plant-world. Those who had been
    • he had folded the Earth about with a garment of plant growth,
    • and as though the Earth were thankful for this enfolding and
    • of humanity. Thus did the man of olden times — of the
    • statues of which I told you yesterday — the Sun Statue
    • epoch and the rise of the Macedonian. The Greece of olden time,
    • of the old Divine Presence wherein man had contact with the
    • that yet remained to man of the old time of the Gods. Scarcely
    • the older Grecian time there was no need to make written
    • Ephesus was the place where the old Oriental wisdom was
    • there of the heritage from the old knowledge of the Oriental
    • also living in their souls the treasure of untold value that
    • “beholding,” a “perceiving,” —
    • glory, the tremendous majesty of the olden time were gone. With
    • memories of these olden times. We can study no graver or more
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • left over for Europe and especially for Greece, of the old
    • that he entered into an experience of the old Divine secrets of
    • new, even as the humanity of olden times came forth from the
    • like an irresistible longing after the old world, and evinces a
    • effect. And the Mysteries were ordered and arranged in olden
    • Mysteries, as I have told you, had to be watchful for their own
    • beholding them in the several kingdoms of Nature. He was able,
    • is this all. There is something else, of which I have told you
    • suggestively on men, making it possible for them to behold the
    • over the world, into which man's old nearness with the Gods
    • the old materialism — and a great part of mankind does
    • behind him, holding him as one holds a sword, — or as it
    • scarcely recognisable. In the old alchemy, in the old knowledge
    • have told you on many occasions how the new life of the Spirit
    • transition in the spiritual unfolding of man. And if we are not
    • until we look beyond it to something more. We behold again the
    • behold at the same time in the background that other
  • Title: World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • told, nothing is known to-day of the real nature of the human
    • imagine the old hen has the complicated albumen. This is
    • arms, and this is not uninteresting. Hold your arms close to
    • oak-apple is formed, holding within it the egg, which is
    • broken down, it holds together too strongly.
    • that which has been brought over from olden times, all real
    • hold of her salt! They behave like two closely related things,
    • an object and do not yourself create your own warmth or cold,
    • within. If a person catches cold, his condition results from
    • create his own inner warmth, but has let the external cold
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • exactly a year ago in our old Goetheanum, — those of you
    • olden times the Spiritual Guides of the Universe spoke of the
    • in point of fact men of the old world, men of the old world who
    • olden time, and that were in use in the life of olden times in
    • after the Spirit falls victim to a tragic destiny. In olden
    • hung in olden time over Greece, Macedonia, Asia Minor, Northern
    • cloud-filled atmosphere we behold streaming down the warm and
    • it is being so played out. In olden times, when men thought of
    • have told you how the Mysteries were continued here and there
    • paths. In the olden times, before the burning of Ephesus,
    • were disciples who came to these old Rosicrucians; for in
    • look around you at your environment on Earth. Behold the
    • Behold your blood! It is the Exusiai, Dynamis and Kyriotetes
    • had received the instruction of which I told you, then, yes
    • hold of the entire human being, an instruction that made it
    • older times, that are so often pictured to us as times of
    • use of manifold signs and symbols; our speech has to be wide
    • memory of the old.
    • Cosmic Ether, and you will behold the earthly from out of the
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • Christmas Meeting, I spoke of manifold impulses at work in the
    • during sleep, approaching the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • the course of evolution the Guardian of the Threshold has been
    • Threshold and was instructed by him how to enter the spiritual
    • Guardian of the Threshold through all the ages of human
    • who succeeded in approaching the Guardian of the Threshold in
    • encounter the Guardian of the Threshold in some form, one finds
    • how souls during sleep approach the Guardian of the Threshold
    • are full of significance. The stern Guardian of the Threshold
    • this Guardian of the Threshold. They approach him while they
    • of the Threshold during the state of sleep plead with the
    • the threshold. And in numberless cases one then hears the voice
    • of the stern Guardian of the Threshold saying: For your own
    • well-being you may not cross the threshold. You may not be
    • For if the Guardian of the Threshold were to permit such souls
    • to enter the spiritual world, they would cross the threshold
    • Guardian of the Threshold were not to reject many human souls
    • experienced in the presence of the Guardian of the Threshold
    • existence of the Guardian of the Threshold and during sleep
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    • dreaming we feel that our whole soul-life is laid hold of by
    • a spirit-soul substantiality, which man also holds within
    • with the same objective coldness with which a geometric problem
    • Anyone who holds too firmly to his ego, through a theoretical
    • etheric being, he will no longer hold firmly to this ego. He
    • earth-life. As long as he was still beholding the life-tableau,
    • third experience, Man comes now to the conscious laying hold of
    • wishes to hold as the result of spiritual research. What is
    • Anthroposophy does indeed lay hold of the whole human being,
    • Goethe knew one lays hold in real knowledge of the ruling and
    • I behold these works of art, I have the notion that the Greeks
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    • world, I told you in yesterday's lecture that in his waking
    • We cannot say that we behold ourselves as
    • ourselves, is no cleverer than to hold your hand before a mirror
    • consists, as I have just told you, in the delusion that all that we
    • physical body; in olden times no man felt himself bound to his
    • for him. The man of old, although he had a consciousness that these
    • that his soul is bound up with his body; the man of old believed
    • blood, the man of old placed the Beings of the third Hierarchy in
    • From what I have told you, you can already, my
    • ordain what man does on the Earth. Therefore man of old was
    • they still had in their memories. The historic memory of the old
    • by men in olden times, and of which they still knew, there come
    • laboratory, how the war was going to end. In this the old concept
    • old concept of Truth.
    • Saint-Simon taught. But it cannot be done, even with the old
    • of old could look to his nationality, because he saw it determined
    • because he himself became altogether mystical in his old age. We
    • a certain sense, in a threefold way to the Spiritual striving of
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    • the. dream-like Imagination of the old spiritual vision, then
    • saying holds good: EX DEO NASCIMUR, and the other half which
    • that we can do very much if we hold to abstract ideas about
    • the truth of things and letting the truth of things take hold
    • spiritual investigation, is taken hold of by the cosmic
    • spiritual science; then one will be laid hold of and carried
    • take hold of one and carry the soul in feeling if not with
    • was in olden times, what it must again become — a
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    • personalities are typical, they are like an old gentleman who
    • met me one evening, and told me with the intense pleasure of
    • that as soon as we cross the threshold of the
    • spiritual world, we are really led into a threefold
    • the threshold of the spiritual world, nothing is left which
    • feel, as soon as the threshold of the spiritual world is
    • that after crossing this threshold, we have distinctly the
    • can become, and how one should hold oneself far removed from
    • ‘Secrets of the Threshold’)
    • ‘The Threshold of the Spiritual World.’
    • and we must acknowledge that darkness has laid hold of
    • finished, thoughts, not for half-thoughts; it never holds
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    • one side, now to the other, but he himself holds the correct
    • be lost to the world, the world lays hold on him, and crushes
    • the case in cowardice. In the Mysteries, the pupils were told
    • just told you was a golden rule in the ancient Mysteries. We
    • old principle in the Mysteries which had been received by
    • which, as regards man, holds the balance between the too-much
    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • the sentient-soul was chiefly developed in the old Chaldean
    • holding widely differing religious and philosophical views,
    • must hold the balance between two extremes. One extreme is
    • described as apathy and which, if it alone were to hold sway,
    • in the world would, of necessity, do untold harm.
    • humanity on earth, a certain power to hold the balance
    • we study what we have been told concerning the evolutions of
    • weaker and weaker, and is finally laid hold of by the
    • he who goes to excess, is laid hold of by the world-process
    • which appeared at a time when the old instinctive wisdom had
    • Greek. It can be shown that in the old Greek dramas, for
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    • century, whereas his mother's family, the Textors, was old,
    • force and seed” took a hold of him, especially in Strassburg
    • literally hundreds of years old. There “law and rights like an
    • forced by the events; but what holds these disparate episodes
    • Goethe had taken hold of human life. He had to, since his life
    • what was spiritually alive in plants. He wished to hold the
    • do so. Every stone and plant interested him. How the multifold
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    • functioning of his nature. I told you that he took the
    • things, as I might call it, without taking hold of them
    • he went there again many years later to visit his old
    • his relatives of his greatness in his advanced old age of
    • tragedy of the ninety-one year old Sophocles, however, will be
    • it will cause one who beholds it to linger long in an attitude of
    • took hold of still other things. You will then see that his
    • The cold amazement of a visit only
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    • on earth and include them in our deliberation of the molding of
    • properly what I have just told you. I have often stressed the
    • called your attention to the fact that the air that you hold
    • park. The people of Görlitz, as we were often told, called
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    • outside the earth. I have told you that at certain times — we
    • not separated from him, the old religious conceptions still
    • today at the threshold of new evolutionary developments. Many
    • the most external and cold technical development tends toward a
    • would require a weird person, indeed, to hold such a view since
    • impulses. These will really be no worse than those good old
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    • occupy this post. Such a person may hold a high position, yet
    • pessimistic way and referring to the good old times that are
    • and, as the Faust unfolds, you can see how
    • subconscious that lies below the threshold. In previous
    • world, they can produce only a caricature. A person holding the
    • questioning. The patients are told that such experiences still
    • boy says, “Just think, the teacher told us that we should
    • “Yes, indeed, and after the teacher told us this I had a dream
    • takes hold of life since two forces are omnipresent in an
    • do 2 and 3; but all four also work in the most manifold ways
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    • — that such a thing is written as I have just told you about
    • bottom of the soul than is ordinarily supposed. I have told you
    • told you, but he also lets the jurist read Schopenhauer and
    • manifold ways — for example, the life of the individual and
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    • remember what I told you about Jaurés
    • Herzen said, “I see the inevitable collapse of old Europe; at
    • the portal of the old world (he meant Europe), there stands no
    • wakeful eyes. Many people may hold views and opinions, but the
    • been a member of the Anthroposophical Society, how old she is
    • __46 years old
    • whole affair took a strange turn, however. I have told you how
    • what others wanted to do with her. I have told you how she was
    • will take in only such things as the old ladies, male and
    • that was sold for forty
    • successor to the old Emperor Franz Josef.
    • innocent as children, in spite of the fact that they may be old
    • can be achieved by getting hold of it in the right way,
    • Europe will take hold of the Chinese entity; from the other,
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    • contemporary to whom it was told by the man himself. Moreover,
    • service amounts to 520 gold gulden, which will be changed to an
    • assistance for the support of my household through having
    • told by Galileo's contemporaries. I am constantly being told
    • that Galileo had the dream of which I have told you; this was
    • attributed to him. I have already told you the story of his
    • told you. Thus, he was actually transferred from Padua back to
    • words, I first told you what his daily affairs were, but
    • considered solely in connection with it. I first told you the
    • a certain boldness in bringing to realization what occurred to
    • have already told you that those who are familiar with the
    • external life? Do they not mold and form this external life?
    • on the molding of the social world to work upon him.
    • materialism takes hold of humanity and forms the social order.
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    • conception is that those individuals really hold when they say,
    • is not the conception they hold, but rather something quite
    • means of the words, “Thine angel holds thee dear.” That can no
    • by no means old? What is the basis of this possibility? You
    • through which he can unfold his activity outward into cosmic
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    • expressed in a magnificent image at the beginning of the Old
    • developed so they could unfold within themselves what extended
    • it can attract and hold the moon nearby. Should the earth not
    • possess this power to hold the moon, then the spiritual
    • the God of the Old Testament, the Jahve God, was concerned that
    • Christ Jesus came to him to be baptized? “Behold, the Lamb of
    • was once performed only on the altar must take hold of the
    • that they, in a confused way, turn to old relations rather than
    • pastors holds that there was once a Socrates, and then one who
    • been told that Myers protects your son in the spiritual world
    • pronouncements similar to those of the old oracles: “Myers will
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    • Mysteries of the Sun and of the Threefold Man
    • seen how deeply and with what significance it has taken hold
    • where the Sun is, the man of that day saw what was threefold.
    • And with this three foldness then seen in the Sun, the men
    • the threefold Sun-mystery of the sages with the Christ
    • At the time of the Foundation of Rome the old possibility was
    • The Threefold Sun and the Risen Christ
    • for holding back the mystery of Christ, an institution for
    • Egyptology, and are thought to hold incontestable concepts in
    • to address his flock. Now formerly he had naturally told his
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, men of old naturally in
    • descended to earth. In those olden times Christ was seen to
    • Jesus. In the twofold name Christ-Jesus there lies what it is
    • some measure look back to the threefold Sun-Mystery of olden
    • really study this threefold man, and this study is of the
    • the understanding of threefold man. Tomorrow and the day
    • diagram), only the first is inside the second. Thus I boldly
    • you have threefold man.
    • threefold Sun. This again is connected with all the truths
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    • Mysteries of the Sun and of the Threefold Man
    • showed you threefold man diagrammatically. It is indeed true
    • threefold man that we are able to master also the most
    • just consider in detail this threefold man. Yesterday indeed
    • threefold man diagrammatically in accordance with his
    • formation whereas the head itself is an old physical
    • you will only do so by crossing this membering of threefold
    • the old Sun — the second stage of earth-evolution. Our
    • the old Sun-evolution. Thus they are actually old, primeval
    • old principles are always to be looked upon according to the
    • repeating the old Sun-period, in our breast we carry the
    • however, a connection with the secrets of the old Mysteries,
    • This is connected with the old Mystery-Knowledge.
    • the way familiar to you, under the threshold of
    • other knowledge we have of threefold man. This crossing takes
    • part the threefold man has this turnabout where the inner
    • without reason that I once told you that man actually has
    • And with these connections, the wise men of the Old Mysteries
    • mankind's evolution of the old hand-weaving; that from the
    • old completely moribund world-conception bereft of the
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    • Mysteries of the Sun and of the Threefold Man
    • everyday life; certain men die young, others in old age,
    • to old age and then die — concerning this fact questions
    • normal period of life? Why do other die old? What
    • wisdom. In those olden times before the eighth pre-Christian
    • attention to how in all the old world-conceptions they spoke
    • of the Sun as being threefold; the same sun that is perceived
    • cosmic space. But behind this sun the wise men of old saw the
    • cannot hold water in face of true physical perception that is
    • they are told that less than nothing is there. The man of the
    • to lay hold of our soul-life, physically to lay hold of it.
    • same, only the head is a very old formation, it is
    • metamorphosis — the head an old metamorphosis. And
    • beings die as mere children, many in old age, others in
    • in olden days there were group-souls and each of these split up
    • would have found in the old Mysteries, in the Pythagorean
    • go back to our old human ancestors and take this germ cell
    • moral concepts. Thus, in place of all that in olden days was
    • those who hold meetings about ethics are really thoroughly
    • old. The time has come when men must bear the shock of seeing
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    • The Threefold Order of the Body Social - Study Series II
    • it soon became impossible to bring about a 'threefold social order' and
    • years old, will be still living in 30 years time, and how
    • so many persons of 20 years old, only so and so many will be
    • should happen, that at 50 years old you came to look round
    • were dead, of those who at 20 years old were calculated to
    • is the dog ‘Trusty,’ and you hold out a piece of
    • Consumption has a peculiar property. It holds a definite
    • holds an opposite relation as regards man's psychic
    • in the old economic style, because they make no connection
    • change in old habits of mind, a change of thinking, I
    • The Threefold Commonwealth.],
    • The Threefold Commonwealth.],
    • the Threefold Social Order.
    • Press in Berlin. It has never had books that were not sold.
    • up and don't get sold. It was always carried on on the basis
    • anything; but simply of laying hold of actual life in such a
    • recurred to this question in the paper of the Threefold
    • (the times are not quite identical) hold the same relation as
    • conception: to the conception of the threefold order of the
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    • On Propaganda of the Threefold Social Order
    • it soon became impossible to bring about a 'threefold social order' and
    • (On Propaganda of the Threefold Social Order)
    • further work of propagating the Threefold Social Order.
    • idea of the Threefold Order can best be propagated during the
    • in which the propaganda of the Threefold Order should be
    • the Threefold idea does not succeed in making its way through
    • understanding of the threefold idea, as an active
    • of people who really understand this Threefold idea,
    • ad infinitum. This is laying hold of the whole matter by the
    • off coming. They produced all their old stock-in-trade of
    • life, and does not merely go crying the old stock-in-trade
    • technician, they go hawking about the old, old party
    • this concrete fact, that our weekly paper, the Threefold
    • necessary for mankind to know about the Threefold question.
    • Threefold Order, and the whole of the material is for the
    • and actually propagate the Threefold idea, as it is. Of
    • practically speaking, the whole of the Threefold propaganda
    • with our Threefold propaganda?
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    • what has caused me to laugh. And, lo and behold! — now
    • us in good stead, for the fact that we get older as we do the
    • soul life if we want to hold on to these pictures, or be really
    • lo and behold, we come upon something that is tremendously
    • unfolds its life in our heads, that have undergone
    • goes on in us subconsciously. As moral action freely unfolds,
    • with outer means than to be told that the soul needs an inner
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    • based on land and obedience evolved out of the old estates and
    • up bold and adventurous ideas and the tendency to think up
    • Mobility of the eyes, tendency toward bold, adventurous
    • to take hold of it.
    • the pattern of science. Of course, we cannot return to the old
    • the threshold of our consciousness, where the real, true
    • mentioned — that a new age arose out of the old around
    • understanding molded Greek history, Roman history, Roman law,
    • Spanish who still have much that belongs to an older heritage,
    • forms the organism. We penetrate below the thresh-hold of
    • the 25th and 30th years until old age — our souls no
    • place in the body until old age. The soul participated in this
    • happened, which was still experienced by the old Egyptians and
    • being always grows older, humanity — if you now carry
    • does not experience growing old as a reflex feeling in the
    • matters that I came to know about what I have just told you
    • How old was humanity then in the Greek age in its participation
    • misunderstood and told that the science of spirit has no
    • Lessing managed some wonderful things, but then he grew old and
    • saying that a four year old child cannot do arithmetic,
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    • effort in his own thinking, even told his students at the
    • have memory. If a person were not able to hold on to what he
    • Grillparzer had conceived the whole outline of his Golden
    • drama, The Golden Fleece, in thoughts. But the
    • it. But, lo and behold! one day at the piano as he played a
    • Golden Fleece, his memory suddenly came to life again, and
    • an effect on one person that he told Goethe that when he closed
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    • changed. He who has taken hold of it may believe that what is
    • other powers also which could be unfolded from some starting
    • we make use of older names which have always existed for such
    • holds of the bones, how will makes itself effective within our
    • old. But these destructive forces are always active, in youth
    • as in old age, within the process of assimilation, side by side
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    • anthroposophy, as a renewal of the views of the old
    • to say about the atom and the molecule holds good for the whole
    • Goethe, pours into the soul the experience of coldness because
    • our experience and laying hold of an unknown sphere of merely
    • which holds the material components together in a material body
    • present in our souls in as manifold a way as possible.
    • with great care and immerse ourselves in their manifoldness.
    • lo and behold, a second edition was needed just as the
    • old habits soon return. But we can recall them, and we should
    • the dark and cold time of year, develops into a new plant, so
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    • humanity is losing that inner permeation with this old
    • is as if the old method of thought of the ancient
    • can say the pre-Caesar greatness of old Rome has re-arisen in
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    • grow up, cannot grow old. That is even now a possibility
    • be unable to grow old. We may be re-born, but the Luciferic
    • beings can hold us back at the childhood stage. They can
    • certain stage in the future, there shall be no old people on
    • remember, my dear friends, I have often told you that the
    • the striving of Ahriman is, to hold man back in such a way
    • decadent life in the East (I have often told you how this
    • and pass through life holding both in equilibrium, regulating
    • behind like the Old Moon — to make it what I might call a
    • caricature of the Old Moon, to turn it into a great organism
    • The old ideas
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    • hands and that he has caught at the idea of a threefold
    • the writer has to thank “The Threefold State” for
    • that he had been sent by those running the Threefold
    • something of what the book “The Threefold State”
    • writing of “The Threefold State”, this is not done so
    • people think that, as I have often told you, in 869 the
    • other words the threefold division of man's being into body,
    • among the various religions handed down from olden times.
    • subsided and out of a much older culture the first blossoming
    • of post-Atlantean culture arose in the Old Indian period,
    • culture-period — the old Persian. Still the same in the
    • founded on the old belief in a physiologically-gifted
    • advance mankind's present evolution. If we talk in old
    • commandment holds good not to take the Name of God in vain.
    • same courage that in the fifteenth century where the old
    • us when we admit that our old relation to them ended with the
    • of old impulses. What still remains of the old impulses
    • educated the men who from the pulpit today preach the old
    • compromising. What is important today is the upholding of
    • those who know spiritual life hold modern men to be a
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    • with any older methods of entering the spiritual worlds.
    • had got hold of my “Appeal to the Cultural World”
    • “Threefold Commonwealth.” The writer goes en to
    • on the “Threefold Commonwealth” and that he had
    • of the Threefold Commonwealth League had sent him a copy of
    • in the book on the “Threefold Commonwealth;” who,
    • the present time. And again in the “Threefold
    • when they have got hold of the content of anything, they have
    • got hold of the text and it is possible still to be far, far
    • dreaded more than pronouncement about the Threefold nature of
    • out of a much older civilisation, man's body was still
    • been built up out of old beliefs which in their time were
    • time. When we speak with old conceptions, we do not speak of
    • old-maidish” outlook. I would, naturally, rather
    • Anything which tries to revivify what is old cannot save us
    • courage to take hold of the spiritual with the same kind of
    • when, in the face of the old beliefs, they began to build up
    • up to this through that which has remained over from old
    • preach the old creeds. Now of course we can look quite kindly
    • instruction. And inside we are not only told that in such and
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    • the case when the old Greek confined himself as it were
    • super-terrestrial universe, is cold, barren and without any
    • old Greek had a territorial, or a land consciousness, and man
    • willing, our deeds, our acts. The fact of holding our sense
    • contemplate that Being Whom, as I have told you, is to be
    • forward. So, by inner experience, we observe a threefold
    • only a result of certain educational prejudices which hold
    • 13th, and 14th years are told that lightning comes from
    • exhortations to children up to fifteen years old and then
    • the Art School we used to call Carriere ‘an old grunter
    • changes from the point of view of thee external world. Old
    • often spoken to you; for instance that an old man can
    • bless and that the blessing of an old man has a
    • in old age, one must have learnt in childhood how to fold the
    • hands (in prayer or veneration) For the power to bless in old
    • age arises out of the folding of the hands in prayer in
    • blessing and the folding of the hands in prayer as grey hair
    • possible for anyone who is 18 or 19 years old and has a
    • written by someone only 18 years old — and take them
    • years old are considered mature enough to go into Parliament,
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    • he can unfold an admirable understanding of dead Nature. But
    • have often told you, and I have also said in public, that one
    • namely that something is unfolding in the inner being of man
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    • trying to seize hold of the head in such a way that what in
    • double man, as this twofold quality in man's growth, only
    • our soul, and that this centuries-old connection with the
    • to hold good for his perceptions and his reason. Some day the
    • accordance with feeling these two sources of art hold sway in
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    • felt from of old that a certain kinship or at least a
    • by clairvoyant vision is the kind of vision which unfolds
    • must unfold entirely towards within — which is not the
    • unfolds within him as a seer and is quite different from the
    • spiritual activity of intellect unfold, but the seer is as
    • beholds. He sees what is genuine, what has been formed out of
    • spiritual experience. What the seer beholds and the artist
    • has manifold experiences in connection with the arts. There
    • lives in speech, with its manifold forms and nuances of
    • must develop the twofold activity of giving form to the
    • difficult to understand a seer. He has to unfold (in a
    • is unfolding musical or other mental images, and while in his
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    • to the human being to hold together certain members of his being. In
    • will enable man to hold together certain of the inner principles and
    • namely, that man's being is essentially twofold. Man is a twofold being
    • of our efforts to get hold of truth, is to develop forces within us
    • outstanding example of the ‘golden mean’ in this respect.
    • That they were able to hold this ‘golden mean’ was not due
    • mind if we wish to unfold a true picture of the world. Modern science
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    • one side, now to the other, but he himself holds the correct
    • be lost to the world, the world lays hold on him, and crushes
    • the case in cowardice. In the Mysteries, the pupils were told
    • just told you was a golden rule in the ancient Mysteries. We
    • old principle in the Mysteries which had been received by
    • which, as regards man, holds the balance between the too-much
    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • the sentient-soul was chiefly developed in the old Chaldean
    • holding widely differing religious and philosophical views,
    • must hold the balance between two extremes. One extreme is
    • described as apathy and which, if it alone were to hold sway,
    • in the world would, of necessity, do untold harm.
    • humanity on earth, a certain power to hold the balance
    • we study what we have been told concerning the evolutions of
    • weaker and weaker, and is finally laid hold of by the
    • he who goes to excess, is laid hold of by the world-process
    • which appeared at a time when the old instinctive wisdom had
    • Greek. It can be shown that in the old Greek dramas, for
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    • old skin, it is compelled to replace it by a new one. The
    • them. But the Gods would not have told them anything
    • us realize for instance how in the Old Testament — there
    • handed down in the Old Testament give the human being no
    • an old instinctive clairvoyance. And up to the 4th century A.D.
    • the historical traditions of the oldest, so-called church
    • the Apostles themselves in the oldest times, or the pupils of
    • first four centuries A.D., thanks to the remnants of old
    • higher than the earthly; provided ye can behold the Mystery of
    • though ye may be able to behold it. But if ye can bring about
    • be gained only in a twofold way: Either it can be attained in
    • itself, it has molded this plastic structure. And it exists
    • fourfold form of the Mass — Gospel, Offering,
    • force to behold death, in which we must be interested, in such
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    • have told you about Shem is fundamentally typical and
    • been told that the events of Palestine could even be doubted,
    • necessary to hold himself rigidly to the immediate
    • Being: it is capable of beholding the Christ everywhere in the
    • this can lay hold upon our heart and fill it with
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    • beg to apologize as I've arrived here with a cold, and so perhaps
    • taken hold of; we are able to turn ourselves to the natural
    • through becoming older, through life itself. I was then in my
    • what he beholds in the spiritual world, to bring this down to
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    • is no need for new religions; the old ones contain all the
    • that wisdom in a new form. In so doing, the old forms will
    • is better to leave people with their old faith, or better
    • still to do something to restore the old faith, as science is
    • is an unrealistic view; people who hold it do not see what is
    • Lourdes where she can indulge in the old ways and customs,
    • longer live according to the old customs, the remedy does not
    • be regarded as symptomatic. Perhaps you think that old
    • old religious faiths and customs. If knowledge of the
    • forms, while the old forms that have become influenced by
    • organism the old morality that they want to eradicate. Even
    • based on the old morality. If progress is to come about,
    • I am told. Having listened calmly to everything and found
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    • Faust. The oldest version of the Faust legend
    • hold sway behind blood, we must first take a brief look at
    • nature, indeed of the whole cosmos. Georges Leopold
    • Georges Leopold Chretien Couvier (1769–1832) was a
    • the higher nervous system fell asleep, they would behold in a
    • being, and its will outwards to the world. This twofold
    • moment when the old traditions begin to lose their influence,
    • according to his own experiences. Thus, ancestral power holds
    • legends told of these things: “That which has power
    • you by the one thing that will hold man. I shall then be able
    • unrelated types of blood if mixed cause death, so is the old
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    • bound up with suffering. However, we also find in the Old
    • and light. A closer look at the Old Testament makes it clear
    • members. The Pythagorean fourfoldness is nothing else than
    • spiritual investigator sees the human being as a fourfold
    • apart, it continually holds them together. Thus, life becomes
    • new substances are formed and old ones thrown off. But life
    • light, air, heat or cold, then these external elements act in
    • aside and coldly observe. The reason is that nothing must
    • a twofold event taking place: a destructive process at work
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    • twofold, consisting of that which will rule on the next
    • to the highest spiritualized love. Untold numbers of beings
    • Lucifer comes from the old planet; his task on this one is
    • comparable to what the leaven of the old dough means for the
    • was good on the old planet is no longer so when transferred
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    • person the crown of creation. This fourfold entity has always
    • childhood till old age. That is why, if we are to understand
    • threefold birth takes place indicates that the three entities
    • building blocks or perfect dolls. A doll made out of an old
    • In the old days
    • kinds of songs were sung to the children, like the good old
    • spirit. That is true also when it comes to play. The old kind
    • cared for, as that in turn will benefit the child. This holds
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    • to reach a deeper understanding of the Old and New
    • from whom the Old and New Testaments originated looked down
    • forever brings forth new life, the old must die to provide
    • he no longer understands the world. Once a person is old he
    • no longer understands the young. That is why the old must die
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • between old and modern world conceptions was the cause of
    • outside. However, this is something that holds true also for
    • remind ourselves that human beings go through a threefold
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    • ether body as an inner architect. The ether body holds
    • the growing child enables the physical structure to unfold in
    • The brain of a seven-year old may still be incomplete, but
    • What I am dealing with is not something to be molded
    • described cannot unfold. We find instead what is called the
    • “childishness of old age.” People who in their
    • begin in old age to dry up. It is especially important to
    • What they inwardly develop at an older age becomes in the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • transforming base metals into gold, they meant that it was
    • possible to transform base vices into the gold of human
    • uphold that the great work of the Rosicrucians is to be
    • mysteriously told, Paracelsus, the great medieval physician
    • the secrets nature holds, but not as impenetrably deep as
    • The great secret is revealed of what “ultimately holds
    • and grow. The pupil was told: Contemplate man in relation to
    • similar to the old one can develop. To think that anything
    • material passes from the old plant to the new is
    • formative forces. As far as matter is concerned, the old
    • the old civilization and the outward-turning the new.
    • transition took place from the old culture to the new, the
    • reason for legends such as “The Golden Fleece”
    • knowledge of the occult script takes hold of the will. It is
    • aspects of the Old Testament cannot be understood without
    • is that an inspired genius describes in the Old Testament. An
    • cross wreathed in roses symbolizing sevenfold man:
    • The power that holds constrained all
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    • looked back to a very old culture in ancient Greece that
    • to become an individual, a personality, had to leave the old
    • Poor Henry who suffered from a dreadful illness. We are told
    • In older works
    • the old type of opera. Here the dramatist, the poet and the
    • told in sagas and myths wherein is described how conditions
    • as wisdom, as gold. But this wisdom, if taken hold of by
    • hoard of the gold of wisdom that had once been a source of
    • that took hold of Wagner. He had such inner kinship with that
    • closing, as Alberich takes the gold of the Rhine from the
    • hold of by greed for gold.
    • the Rhine-gold. We hear it in his music; how could one fail
    • to hear in that long E-flat major in the Rhine-gold the
    • figure of Erda. She is clearly representing the old
    • The old
    • The old
    • the old group-soul consciousness must die out as the new
    • Middle Ages the old social structure was being replaced with
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    • actual writing of the four Gospels and Scriptures in the Old
    • acquainted with old linguistic usage will not imagine that
    • about famous people; what was told was the course of the
    • of its Being into human beings. What we are told in the Bible
    • Jacob of the Old Testament was the son of Isaac and Rebecca
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    • which, after the soul's sleep has been overcome can unfold with life;
    • philosophical abstraction entered, and the old images and signs were
    • spiritual ur-source, so that by going through the coldness of
    • concealed in the old names. Through him we are able to divine the
    • to hold and use them. The souls were not awake enough, were still
    • caught up in the old ideas. The attempts at social renewal were met
    • but also through teaching within esoteric life, so that the old
    • working group who holds to a different viewpoint, but only if he has
    • from older occult principles, and this deviation consists in the fact
    • unfolding in the future. But the World War started and its associated
    • vegetable colors unfolded in glowing brilliance; plants were rubbed
    • glow of melting metal in fire, especially gold, brought the elements
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    • conscious breath with conscious thinking, in this way, he laid hold in his
    • striving in beauty toward artistic revelation. If the Western man beholds
    • in his cold knowledge the spiritual-divine streaming forth below him and
    • lofty spirituality. This spirituality, laid hold upon in thought, pulsated
    • capacities and needs. The unfolding of the industrial element demands out
    • we behold with understanding the cosmic Word whose descent our
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    • older times, man's sleep-experiences could be assimilated
    • had been told that thoughts bring no impulses to man and have
    • own views in the face of old traditions in the world. This is
    • whenever he looks within his own being and beholds his
    • to-day precede the spirituality of the future, whereas the old
    • the past. It might be said that the old pure spirituality
    • chaotic, because the old and the new spectres collide with one
    • chaotic co-operation of old and new spectres and a
    • concerns in the human head. In man we distinguish a threefold
    • sleeping condition of the older type of humanity; that they
    • told you that man is awake in his thoughts and ideas; but when,
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    • mankind. Before the earth became Earth, it was the old Moon,
    • and the present moon is only a fragment of the old Moon. Before
    • about upon his body. That is why he told his disciples after
    • called the pupils back into life and they were told: “He who
    • had developed out of the old order of the Essenes. Among their
    • favoured, — behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring
    • “Woman, behold thy son.” He himself had transferred the Sophia
    • into a son of Sophia and said: “Behold, thy mother.”
    • to be sacrificed in order that the old communities based
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    • time. The festival which marks the transition from an old year
    • evergreen foliage throughout the winter. The sun unfolds its
    • unfolds its physical part to the utmost. And it is fully awake
    • living. When the old year passes over into the new year, the
    • in the springtime the plants may unfold again and bear blossoms
    • 12,000 years after the old cosmic year.
    • “Behold, in the midst of the dark cold winter season the
    • spiritual science. Let us unfold within our heart that
    • inner warmth which can be felt when in the midst of the cold
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    • one side ego and astral body, so to speak, hold together, and on the
    • know, I have told you quite often: man does not have so extraordinarily
    • things, but the things take hold of them, one becomes an automaton.
    • about the threefoldness of man, and keep at first the rhythmic organization
    • in reality only seven years old at 28. So, this is something, which
    • old, we would be only seven years in reality, if we were a head being
    • 35 years old, we would be in fact only 14 years if we were only
    • the wagon. But when you walk four times slower and yet hold the wagon,
    • to hold back if you want to slow it down. And so it is inside the eye.
    • That is the function of the optic nerve which wants to hold back the
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    • be first removed. Then, what we receive this way must be taken hold
    • the whole now so, that it is taken hold of by the ego. If only that
    • I have told you last time, that there is even a going in accord of the
    • astral body. This can happen in a twofold way. Either what is coming
    • of today. Those, I mean, were the writers of the Old Testament, where
    • from the old kidney-activity to the newer liver activity.
    • to hold his head upright — through the activity of the spleen
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    • wisdom of oldest time has always pointed to this important transition.
    • of the old wise men and takes them seriously, one indeed comes to realize
    • to a renewal of the old dreamlike wisdom. I often have said that this
    • Anthroposophy shall therefore not be the renewal of any kind of old
    • concur with the old wisdom.
    • from worse conditions into better ones, what the old wisdom had in mind
    • at all. Altogether, one did not speak during that old Light Age of illness
    • no longer in the future. Of course one had in those olden times also
    • takes hold of man. One saw something like a struggle between life and
    • So in those olden times one did not speak of illness and health when
    • earthly spot where he was born. In those olden times one knew very specifically:
    • by this season in particular. In olden times the dependence of a person
    • body in those old times, but one saw the physical human body luminous,
    • During that old light-filled age, which preceded our dark age, men were
    • worthy of appreciation by men of olden times. They differentiated between
    • more, as it was taken up in the old light ages. We enjoy ourselves today
    • when we can walk in the sun. The man of old enjoyed himself when he
    • the main thing. The man of old lived in the light, which the flowers,
    • it is philistine in contrast to what was existing in the old people
    • in face of all that was living outside. The man of old felt himself
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    • above the threshold of human consciousness.
    • the old town hall in Prague there is a remarkable clock that
    • hours in a twofold way: the old Bohemian and the modern
    • way. In the old Bohemian way the hours went from 1 or rather
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    • apparently remote example of the clock in the old town hall of
    • I told you that there are documents showing that it was a
    • besides all that I have already told you of its artistic
    • figures was a man holding a money-bag containing money he could
    • jingle, and the other figure represented a man holding a mirror
    • to the artist who made the old Prague town hall clock. He put
    • made a deep impression on the beholder.
    • shut in again for an hour. People told an ingenious legend
    • the clock who had a democratic frame of mind and a smoldering
    • Faust, who will not hold the opinion that Goethe's
    • with the mediocre poets of the old school. ...
    • conventional rules of composition, he must still hold sacred
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    • teacher never told me anything except ‘I must first see what
    • fact, he did it with this in view. For he told himself,
    • and told themselves, “Past mistakes must be avoided in
    • forces. He brooded over his mistakes and told himself, “I
    • the Bible, where we are told that the Elohim first of all
    • must hold very firmly to this distinction. Prediction as
    • behind it and a man sitting in it holding the reins. We look at
    • told you about in the public lecture,
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    • itself. It must hold up a mirror, for the moment the eye holds
    • doing exactly the same as when you hold a mirror in front of
    • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, 1729–1781,
    • forgotten, and how that remarkable idea took hold of
    • body, as I once told you, is young to begin with. It then
    • develops and grows older until it becomes senile. The etheric
    • body does the opposite. Whereas we say we grow older when
    • words “old” and “young” for the
    • etheric body, it is actually old when we are born, for it
    • normal old age, and die, our etheric body has become so
    • older, the etheric body grows younger. It gets younger and
    • happen with the etheric body, such as those I have told you
    • impulses take hold of us, they lead us to the right solution,
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • only that in our I we can take hold of our will. I pick
    • minerals too, you will find descriptions in old writings
    • the world. When the ancients looked at gold, what they
    • described was not invention, for to them gold really appeared
    • connected gold with sunlight and silver with moonlight, this
    • was really founded on observation. When they said, “Gold
    • precisely the old portraits that people admire today? Because
    • consider it the right procedure to be told what to do. As I
    • impulses once again. However, they will have to take hold of
    • power. The will must be taken hold of more firmly. This kind of
    • hidden, imperceptibly. As we have said, it is only taken hold
    • have not merely invented what I have just told you. It is an
    • conclusion, he would arrive at what I have just told you. It is
    • told us that our actions are based on absolute necessity,
    • from this, there is no longer any possibility of holding a
    • continue to uphold “social or religious laws,” as
    • comfortable if they are told nothing about why they should
    • who pay least attention to whether everybody has conscious hold
    • and have nothing to hold on to when we are awakened from our
    • dreams. What one has to hold on to, so as not to get into the
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    • immediate forbears or ancestors of the last century. I told
    • call up the inclination on earth to wipe out this old
    • But then it soon follows that the people will be told
    • With that people are told: “Observe the concrete man
    • body.” And if you look at an old man with his gray hair
    • chiefly through the sheaths, instead you see in the old man,
    • body. Observing the old man, you will gradually get an idea
    • Comparing an old man with a child and comparing the gestures
    • of the old with those imitated by the young, there is
    • twenty-seven years old, that is—we have in our
    • influences affect him; whoever prefers the old is in danger
    • even what the seventh expresses, must already be unfolding in
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    • throughout the world. Consider how manifold are the varied
    • ourselves in the economic life, what feelings we unfold in
    • brotherliness unfolded in the economic life, and which
    • when everyone in the old Persian civilization felt when he
    • what man today holds to be most essential. For on looking
    • the social organism, if it is to be sound must be threefold.
    • now only beginning to unfold: but it is precisely those who
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    • invaded the civilised lands of olden times from outside, are the rapidly
    • to succeed the old deluded ideas? It is just such men who immediately
    • Then they are at once ready, once more to seize upon the old delusive
    • ideas. Were you to ask a law abiding upholder of the Roman Catholic
    • Church whether he was inclined to the belief that the old conceptions
    • uphold the ideas professed by the church in medieaval times. Others have
    • that he is catching hold of concepts but is unable regally to come to
    • always catches hold of his pigtail. This absolute confusion in the world
    • the ordinary readers of Haeckel, the ordinary upholders of Haeckel,
    • least hold back the tail in the matter! This is an observation which
    • actually hold good for anyone who will not become a spiritual scientist
    • process. You see, you have here the collision between the old way of
    • we are not to prefer going back to the old conceptions with the idea
    • Threshold”. Undoubtedly, my dear friends, if men with to enter the
    • they must pass the Guardian of the Threshold with greater thoroughness
    • of the Threshold. He can let this happen the easy way by passing in a
    • evolution of mankind. Whoever holds people back from Spiritual Science
    • to approach the Guardian of the Threshold who appears on mankind's horizon
    • of the Threshold and, if only partly, go through what can be experienced
    • the Guardian of the Threshold, either through his own vision or through
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    • what their teachers of religious doctrine hold to be the legitimate
    • people are deceived by being told that Pantheism is forbidden. But this
    • consciousness soul, this was Catholic doctrine. What today holds sway
    • expressed that a divine will exists holding sway over the world, and
    • really to uphold his assertions.
    • or unconsciously passes by the Guardian of the Threshold. There he comes
    • just as the Catholic Church wanted to hold men back from accepting the
    • the Guardian of the Threshold he will not be able to distinguish illusion
    • From various directions a certain feeling of fear towards truth holds
    • is present in the official upholders of widely extended religions; it
    • honest from their point of view, but the force with which they hold
    • thing to enter and man shold only be permitted to get as far as the
    • symbols of great antiquity. I have told you that in this respect certain
    • Masonic Orders, shall we say, hold to what is in contrast to the dearest
    • most masonic societies would like to be as old as possible! Where possible,
    • honestly meant when it is said Rituals that are very old can do no harm
    • truth. If people are made acquainted with what is thoroughly old, what
    • such experience in his soul that he posses by the Guardian of the Threshold;
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    • view holding good at present. Now I have told you that man can come
    • to look for a new relation to external nature since the old means to
    • to his fellow men, the old relation no longer being suitable, so that
    • throughout the old Indian end old Persian development, and so on, ever
    • as I told you that today in the natural course of evolution man passes
    • by the Guardian of the Threshold unconsciously. It is actually a certain
    • fear of the truth which always unconsciously holds men back from really
    • illnesses of the present time are the expression of this longing holding
    • has to take hold of the evolution of mankind in the present and the
    • does he do? He takes old antiquated knowledge of which, it goes without
    • old way of John of the Cross applied to modern man, as indeed it is
    • in a more usual form of thought, preferring to remain with what is old
    • no personal opinion. Were I obliged to hold the view that I should lecture
    • silent. For to uphold personal opinions and personal aspirations in
    • imperfectly understand what should hold good in a movement for Spiritual
    • Science. They continually confuse what should hold good in a Movement
    • cannot cause so much harm in old, dried up Movements, no longer of use
    • us to overcome. For life is such that it expresses itself in a twofold
    • way. And because it expresses itself in a twofold way one can always
    • He answered: No, holding lectures and talking to people serves no possible
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    • from what has to be given out today. But naturally in those olden days
    • With the help of the old mode of expression, we might say that while
    • told them by Spiritual Science out of its most intimate understanding
    • largely holds men back from pressing forward to Spiritual Science is
    • that the spiritual holds sway behind all-phenomena of nature, all facts
    • I told you that actually standing face to face with another man always
    • was sent to sleep wakes up, and it becomes clear what is holding sway
    • the threshold of physical consciousness.
    • harmful matter than their holding materialist theories. Crime, lack
    • do not hold this view, who have preserved another view from former times,
    • the conviction that man is by nature good, or the European holds that
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    • really grasp the Old Testament but the essential innermost being weaving
    • The old Hebrew conception
    • existence. A believer in the Old Testament must look upon the Jahve-God
    • the contrast between the Jahve-God and the devil, the old serpent, as
    • the Old Testament is thought of as the contrast between the Jahve-Impulse
    • it there before. On the contrary, a firm, clear hold on the moral Jahve-impulse
    • Nature in the old sense, on the one hand, on the other hand the moral
    • world in the old sense. It was impossible for them to advance. In their
    • done this. But the following, for example, can also be said: the old
    • men of old had received as mankind's heritage. Then anyone thus experiencing
    • conception throughout the old Roman Empire.
    • of the way of initiation in the old pagen mysteries. The chief parts
    • The Christ impulse had to be clothed in the form of the old pagan mysteries
    • to those entrusted with the results of Initiation in the old pagan mysteries.
    • it according to the old experiences of the soul. For these ancient people
    • do something else too—well, you have only to read about the old
    • old traditional conceptions. The barbarians of the north had no such
    • unfolded as if beneath the aegis of world evolution, but the evolution
    • this old Greco-Latin culture of the fourth post-Atlantean culture period
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha? The boy Goethe, the seven-year-old
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    • clearly if we look at the nature of the old Mysteries. What purpose
    • did these old Mysteries serve? On the whole it may be said: the great
    • could only be given in those olden days out of a certain constitution
    • actually stood in intimate connection with it; my old friend, Karl Julius
    • a certain sense to be able to hold fast to it.
    • what lies in the aims of the threefold ordering of social existence,
    • Europe itself that will be called upon to understand this threefold
    • those old outlooks for which the periphery of Europe is at present struggling,
    • for these old outlooks will be unable to be maintained even by the European
    • periphery. The old concept of the state will vanish, it will give place
    • and up to our own time, Goethe has been given the cold shoulder. And
    • understanding of the mystery of Golgotha. Those who in the old, traditional
    • old ecclesiastical Christianity, he said: “Prophets to right,
    • Goethe needed to hold fast to the human so that within it he might find
    • human as Shakespeare did to a certain degree. Look how Goethe took hold
    • a way Goethe seeks his own straight forward path which holding to Shakespeare's
    • bear the last impression of the intellectual age of the old Hebrew approach
    • finds in them the thread to which to hold when seeking that way. There
    • with the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • his passing the Guardian of the Threshold in the early nineties of the
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    • cold, sensing taste as well.
    • a way that folds are created, sections become slack and hang as
    • old pictures and artworks sprung from a higher knowledge. Today
    • have a somewhat cold or sober experience of the astral and
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    • Before all else, it is necessary to enter into Faust as boldly
    • unfolds, as Goethe writes this scene in his
    • three-fold; that the earthly and heavenly separations are
    • threefold, and that within the threefold world stands the
    • occult connection with the threefold human being of body soul
    • spiritual part of our being. We seize hold of ourselves in our
    • Goethe declined. He saw himself as old, finished and done,
    • issue. The manner and method, how thoughts unfold, is
    • reality itself in order for the idea to unfold itself in our
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    • advancement on your life path, is good; everything which holds
    • manifold ways at our disposal, is the most unusual in our epoch
    • old, beautiful saying of the wise Greeks: “Whoever wants
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    • people turn to those already existing to some one or other of the old
    • be traced back to what we may call the Old Testament outlook on the
    • the one stream of human development. And this still holds good up to
    • relation with this latter element. It revives bygone styles, old methods
    • of humanity there is something of the Jehovah-striving of the Old Testament,
    • what the Old Helm wanted to make of themselves and that Christianity,
    • who are quite accustomed to the old conception and who believe that
    • the geometrical-dynamic can alone rightly hold a place in the art of
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    • Yesterday I told you that
    • future of mankind. The old world beliefs were developed from imaginations.
    • originally came from the old pictures is to-day in a process of transformation
    • holding ourselves above cliques and personal feelings, and all these
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    • feel that the old forms of art are bankrupt, that they can go no further,
    • in short, all that which holds one down, bring about the consciousness
    • is to approach man and so lay hold of him with his force of gravity,
    • has been brought over from old times, that literally the new revelation
    • for example, “The Threefold State” does. There have arisen
    • mysticism to as it were fold the hands and say to oneself: For my soul
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    • old sciences that he had made his own, lived in magic, in
    • legacy of older ages, but it was no longer possible to find
    • looking back to the ancient magic, to an older type of
    • of the old magic had already faded away. It was from this
    • wisdom that the old art of healing sprang; all dispensing,
    • likewise able to produce them. Thus, in olden days, the art
    • freedom was not taken hold of until this fifth epoch of ours,
    • done under the influence of the old wisdom. In such times of
    • transition as those in which Faust lived the old is passing
    • he refuses the people's homage. An old peasant comes forward
    • the old peasant, remembering Faust's connection with the
    • A wooer bold within the tepid bath,
    • was trying to instruct the sixteen-year-old Gretchen. It is
    • that is holding him up. He can get no higher; on the contrary
    • scholastic wisdom has been What has developed out of the old,
    • good Faust, the old travelling student, is merely the result
    • seership, impaired by the old, atavistic clairvoyance. There
    • knowledge of the transition from the old era to the new in
    • for which we are striving; they are trying to renew the old
    • by the people of old they will be able to find a deeper,
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    • he was all that older and had passed the great experiences,
    • this assembly the following story was told. (This was all
    • the assembly, and hold me was broken up.
    • told is enough for me. For the way it was, was the important
    • Hark! ’tis love-plaints sweet and olden,
    • Voices from yon-days all golden!
    • Echo, too, like tales once told in
    • “Clasp thou the cliffs old ribs! Cling to the
    • who is really three hundred years old. The witches are not as
    • old as that although they go to the Brocken. — The
    • place. Why should not an old General, a Minister (His
    • suddenly old on the spot, or in his present form he is not
    • because a man's etheric body, as I have often told you
    • himself dances with the old witch, Faust with the young. But
    • part of his body, and low and behold the visions disappeared.
    • also conjured away ghosts on Wilhelm von Humboldt's estate in
    • Tegel. Wilhelm von Humboldt lived in Tegel, in the
    • suburb of Berlin; the Humboldt's any property there and it
    • the house of the enlightened Wilhelm von Humboldt in Tegel
    • spiritual world are manifold and perhaps bewildering —
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  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • unfolding in Goethe's mind. It was then that Johann Gottlieb
    • in his opinion had dwelt in those old Mysteries. Then there
    • wiser with their old traditional knowledge and ideas. So we
    • nothing of his old world in which he is presently living. But
    • himself. Mephistopheles cannot complain if this old student
    • not remain cold with the coldness of the apathetic crowd. For
    • point out this coldness, though it was a long way from being
    • as cold as the usual opinions and mood of soul today towards
    • Wagner come from the old “Faust” then still in
    • way, in the consciousness of Faust, this way of beholding, he
    • Ages, but with a play upon the old German name
    • old expression — and a very good one. Just as one grows
    • old in the physical world, so one grows young when one is
    • born into the spiritual world. Thus, in the old German
    • Goethe wrote in his old age came out of a profound experience
    • lies in such a story of endeavour might take more hold on
    • phenomenon — the holding forth of shadowy concepts. And
    • cold,
    • Think though, the Devil is old; grw old
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    • the threshold into this world beyond the border must be
    • moment that the threshold is passed everything is in constant
    • Let us hold
    • also. What then are the possibilities? They are twofold.
    • these things has to a great extent been lost. I have told you
    • that we have as complete woldd-evolutions Saturn. Sun
    • the Indian, the old Persian, the Egyptian, the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture V: Faust and the Problem of Evil
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    • this threefold encounter of Faust with Helena? The three are
    • the magic look-glass. As I have often told you, our thoughts
    • further. Far more of Faust is taken hold of than the mere
    • played an important part in the content of the old Greek
    • in the old Greek Mysteries, one learned to know something of
    • ships told the whole story to Proteus, whereupon he took
    • with the Helena problem much indeed is told. And it is not
    • behold the esoteric form of the Greek legend.
    • problem of the fifth postAtlantean age. For, as I told you,
    • inevitable battle with the most manifold forms of Evil. The
    • born of illusion. You will remember: I told you of one
    • this fact with what I told you recently of the macrocosmic
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • served in the creation of those orders which, as I told you,
    • post-Atlantean epoch, as I have told you, it was the normal
    • told to them. In these, however, deep significant truths of
    • hold to be his mother, and was comparatively happy —
    • removed from the old order, from the normal order, they then
    • far from his father's home, was told: When the youth grows up
    • carries Helena away when she is ten years old, and keeps her
    • How does it stand with Paris? Here too we are told; he was
    • not done it; and in that case the legend would be told of
    • of ancient Greece, of whom we are told that they were exposed
    • Iscariot we are also told that he was put out in his youth.
    • human beings. I have already told you, if one would discuss
    • I have also told you. Something entirely new is now
    • permeated by that element of which I have also told von
    • always connected in this way with the unfolding of Evil.
    • Hold to this
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    • been told here that in the first half of his life man is
    • stands in a threefold stream, to only one of which he really
    • experience by always remaining in his old surroundings,
    • as really all upholders of modern science must be, otherwise
    • significant dreams. In former years I have often told you
    • But we can quite well understand if the old names earth,
    • called Ruach in the old Hebrew language, It does not
    • (“The Guardian of the Threshold)
    • that man encounters beneath the threshold of his consciousness
    • go back to the old Sun-existence, we have to think of the
    • thing in the old Sun existence was earth-fire or fire-earth,
    • for that has grown denser and is only one pole of the old
    • in a spiritual way. If we think of water as the old
    • wished, and become hot or cold in the element of fire. And in
    • firm? What was it that took hold of man? The Sphinx-nature!
    • foothold, his centre of gravity:
    • has developed out of the old. We have now spoken of the old
    • was through a mighty cosmic conflict that the old developed
    • went on when the old world was changing into the new. Again
    • the old world-order he makes a dream arise, he also
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    • lying, as it were, both below and above the threshold of
    • ordinary consciousness. Below the threshold of ordinary
    • experiences spring. But beneath this threshold of
    • beneficent act of the Guardian of the Threshold that he hides
    • then are they not a true picture of life below the threshold
    • below the threshold of consciousness — we are protected
    • advanced. I am told that I can achieve this or that through
    • who came nearer the older outlook, the outlook of the ancient
    • Anaxagoras and Thales our only imitators of the old Mystery
    • knows but little of the old secrets. Naturally he knows more
    • ancient Mysteries. That is why they cannot hold their own
    • where the Moon has still remained from the old Moon
    • Anaxagoras, still preserves the spiritual out of the old
    • Certainly she is that too, because this subconscious holds
    • round the earth in four weeks. The Greeks knew a threefold
    • the threefold Moon. And we have learnt to know the threefold
    • threefold Moon that as macrocosm is the same as man as
    • threefold Moon, the head-man, chest-man, and limb-man were
    • threefold man.
    • man must find strength to be a match for evil, to hold his
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    • According to him these can be set up as scaffolding. But, as
    • when the building is finished, the scaffolding is not left
    • is nature herself while creating; that is, she does not hold
    • from pure perception, the only thing Coethe allowed to hold
    • Now I told
    • told you that scientific concepts are possible only in
    • old. Let us assume he wishes to be really clear about, let us
    • how Goethe as a seven year old, collected minerals, piled
    • hold them. It goes without saying that one can quite easily find
    • cannot prick his left hand with theneedle he holds in his
    • the old way of looking at the world has come to grief. dut
    • they do not want anything new, they want the old again, once
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    • For it was clear to him that when a man grows old, he does
    • increasing, so that in old age it is possible for us to know
    • ourselves back into the conceptions of the old Greeks, to
    • universally experienced in olden times, and much is connected
    • forces. In olden days, when everyday matters were still
    • connection between these Gods and mankind. And the old Greek
    • first three. The old ideas of the Kabiri centered round the
    • being has been united from a threefold stream, a trinity. And
    • who stood, physically perceptible, before him. He was told:
    • and spirit, leaves the body. This is what he told
    • re-moulded. It is not suitable for a return to old
    • in becoming man, betakes himself to the old sea God, Nereus.
    • It was Thales, the old philosopher of nature, whom
    • power — to old Nereus. Goethe brings the most
    • this Nereus? Now we can see this by the way the old sea-God
    • he grows old with a certain gift. I mean here with a gift of
    • an old man or old woman; naturally it is invisible. The
    • into which we men and women grow as we become old. There you
    • details: To find the force that as you grow old is always
    • experienced in the old Proteus-myth. Perhaps Proteus, who in
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    • hold of human reality. This is what Goethe wished to
    • fiction and creations of fantasy. And I have often told you
    • beholding reality in dreams.
    • world was much closer for the men of old than for the
    • present-day abstract rationalistic man. In olden days when
    • still have this experience. But the men of old felt as a
    • death) even if he has grown old in this striving and has
    • criticism but to actual prophetic criticism holding in mind
    • olden times.
    • oldest artists, as it were, of the earthly world during the
    • destiny (we are distinctly told the sailor lads have been
    • must live out in the body. I told you yesterday that the
    • century. By then he had grown older, and that means younger
    • patchwork of an old man. But philistinism, my dear friends,
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • where the will is unfolded. This is the sphere in which there
    • Christ, he will be saved. This twofold passive relation to
    • this twofold being cannot reach itself, the other loses
    • does not hold to this abstract repose; he is tossed from
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    • able to lay hold of the actual nature of the soul in the
    • approached another personality. How in our soul forces unfolded
    • Older languages had the other side, the not-yet-being-born,
    • taking hold of that which he is, to a real self-knowledge.
    • hold of oneself and a feeling of self can be connected. Because
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    • the old Indian bodies still gave mankind possibilities to go
    • astral plane in the old Egyptian time. A relatively large
    • were chosen to behold certain revelations, and were capable of
    • death. - On the other hand they are told: Osiris had only a
    • From that moment onwards people had to be told: Just as an
    • front of the golden calf, a false image flowed from the gods
    • extraordinary way this old Hebraic folk received the impulse to
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    • time it will become old and aged.
    • movement, it appears cold and calculated by the mind. When we
  • Title: Haeckel, "The Riddle of the Universe," Theosophy
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    • Ten thousand copies of this work were sold within
    • having again and again to defend himself against the manifold
    • conception of the universe, he has boldly departed from those
    • students of natural science. Bold adventuring towards
    • bolder outline among the works of Oken. And yet all this was
    • of that old spiritualism which is clearly conscious that,
    • and again told us how distinctly the mind of his great teacher
    • that cosmogonies are the result of bold calculations of
    • conception of the universe — to find his foothold upon
    • boldly materialistic attitude of thought that Darwinism has
    • than the end of this gold pencil-case?’ Then followed the
    • will now explain what theosophy holds as the doctrine of the
    • may therefore ascribe a twofold descent to man in primeval
    • beyond beholding his god as anything more than a block of wood.
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    • and spirit before the present epoch. Even when they let the old
    • of receiving the thoughts. As we hold the breath within us for
    • within them, yet only in the sense in which we hold the oxygen
    • life; holding the breath — the duration of earthly life;
    • — that is the beginning of life. The holding of the
    • thought so dryly, so abstractly or in such cold and icy
    • striving to hold at bay the objective influence of
    • that a younger priest would come to an older priest, telling of
    • older and a younger Dominican, somewhat as follows:
    • younger man said, ‘Thinking takes hold of men. Thought, the
    • shadow of reality, takes hold of them. In ancient times thought
    • older man replied, ‘In thinking, through the very fact that man
    • This dialogue truly contains all that still holds good with
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    • realities of the situation, hold no such belief. Far from it.
    • must unfold, gradually, into fruit — into a true and quickened
    • Spirit is peculiarly adapted, can be unfolded, insight can ripen and
    • of what went before? It is, in short, only egotism that makes man hold
    • It is clear from this that egotism has laid hold of the very depths of
    • When we study the threefold human form in its relation to the Cosmos,
    • indeed, that during earthly life man can unfold a certain faculty of
    • Ego-conscious-ness, a faculty for self-contemplation, unfolds.
    • forth. In old calendars we frequently find the symbol of Aries, but
    • the instinctive — clairvoyance of olden times — once again
    • consciousness of olden times, man envisaged as working up from beneath
    • were also conceived of as fourfold. Now it must be remembered that
    • metabolic process to the head. If the head were to unfold merely its
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    • What our Angel unfolds, together with the higher Hierarchies (that is
    • to say, what the Beings of the First Hierarchy unfold together with
    • unfolded in his soul and Spirit during his life between birth and
    • through death. This activity which unfolds between the Angel and the
    • Earth, lays hold of the limb-and-metabolic organism. When we enter
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    • able, as a free individual, to take hold of his human nature. We also
    • face of the manifold variety of the world it is purposeless to keep
    • struck their blows in manifold ways but man to-day is largely unaware
    • centuries, we find the old, inherited wisdom being brought to bear
    • the old Gnostic wisdom into Christianity is branded as a heretic:
    • Julian, the so-called Apostate, who wants to unite the old pagan
    • are called upon to lay hold of Christianity in a more elementary way,
    • have described — the old Athenian Schools of Philosophy were
    • did not understand the old spirituality and brought a more
    • unfold, paramountly, their nature of will. As they send their
    • impulse towards the East, they unfold their life of reflection, their
    • has developed, the old teachings of the Gods were carried towards the
    • olden times is as I have described it, a different mission is carried
    • physical fellow-beings during the times of their old historical
    • old beaten tracks. Those however who let this opposition deter them
    • them by men who in a decadent age hold leading positions: What have I
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    • year of 1769, stood a seven-year-old boy, fairly small, rather
    • the result that he had to be scolded for his forgetfulness and
    • seven-year-old boy. So he went off to the brook and forthwith flung
    • there, gave him a cuff and told him to come along home.
    • the nine-year-old Gottlieb recited the whole sermon. ... This
    • nine-year-old Gottlieb was the son of Christian Fichte, the
    • in the household of this excellent minister Krebel. With his
    • was altogether out of harmony with the system by which the older
    • And so Gottlieb's schooldays
    • tutor in the Ott household, in the inn
    • the Ott household at Zurich.
    • ever unfolding personality. No one who reads Fichte to-day, who approaches
    • in the household of a Swiss named Rahn, then well-to-do, a
    • to enter the Rahn household as a member of it, and perhaps live on
    • in the excellent Krockov household near Danzig a tutoring post
    • spent some time in the Krockov household he felt able, in view of
    • the Rahn household. Only thus had he resolved to win Klopstock's
    • when Karl Leonhard Reinhold resigned his post at Jena University,
    • works as creator; we must lay hold of this spiritual life and act
    • grasp of world mysteries by laying hold of this self-renewing
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    • child I was able to behold the last remnants of such a magic wind as
    • German villages. When the Christmas season approached I could behold
    • old, which differed essentially from the feelings and sentiments that
    • we used to go outside, to the fields, where we would feel the golden
    • I myself had the good fortune of having an old friend who was such a
    • it — with how much enthusiasm the old professor Schröer
    • spoke of these Christmas plays, when he told of having been present
    • and piety would take hold even of the most roguish lads.
    • These Christmas plays, of which I have just told you, and which
    • about Adam, the “old” Adam, and Christ, the “new”
    • taken hold of human minds. When we go back to the 14th or 13th century
    • mood which was felt in olden times as the Christ mood of the holy
    • entered and taken hold of all minds and hearts, towards a spiritual
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    • that was still illumined by what was communicated through the old
    • — Wilhelm von Humboldt, the brother of the celebrated
    • moment quite remote. Beginning then with the latter, we are told
    • thoughts and feelings that, so to say, were thrown off by the old
    • time when the souls of men, having gone through manifold
    • is told by his charioteer to the blind king, the chief of the Kurus
    • goes on in the world of the senses. He must even be told of those
    • spiritual. There is a deeply significant symbol in the fact that old
    • us in the old songs and legends as blind. Thus we find this same
    • the old clairvoyance was in a sense bound up with external blood
    • the old seer Kapila.” Truly Krishna says nothing less than
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    • everyone who has the power to behold it will understand: His
    • called “trivial” in a special sense. That holds true in
    • cannot now discuss what they really meant by it — that gold
    • could be made from all metals, gold in any desired amount, but that
    • not make gold. Whether or not this is true of gold, it is certainly
    • little gold to conjure forth large quantities, so must one already be
    • uttered by a pioneer of thinking, “O, Man, make bold to use thy
    • souls, “O, Man, make bold to claim thy concepts and ideas as
    • these concepts I grasp the mystery of the worlds; I take hold of the
    • Loneliness! It is the icy cold of loneliness. Furthermore, it comes
    • the contents of the Vedas. He says, “Hold not to the Vedas, nor
    • to the word of the Vedas. Hold fast to Yoga!” That is to say,
    • “Hold fast to what is within thine own soul!”
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    • have no idea that beneath the threshold of consciousness we are quite
    • from our waking consciousness. If, however, we hold back all our
    • feelings connected with old traditions. Thus he would have to say to
    • himself, “Away with all I hold sacred; with all the traditions
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    • could neither have been bought nor sold, nor can they find out whence
    • old clairvoyance gradually became lost. In this lies the deep
    • great turning-point in time, when, from the twilight of the old
    • weak to mold this universe. In the totality of evolution those forces
    • feeling it in this way — of becoming, so to say, a twofold
    • person. We are, in fact, twofold beings in ordinary life, even if we
    • he is able to become a twofold man. Those who have the power at will
    • the grain of gold with which we must begin is ours once we are aware
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    • which holds for people both blind and deaf, like the famous Helen
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    • “And now, having told thee everything, I will declare to thee
    • such truths. There are only truths that hold good in certain
    • are told how the soul can become ever more free of the outer bodily
    • behold in all thy Frame, O God. Also the hosts of creatures; Brahma
    • behold in every form, I see Thee with diadem, with club and sword, a
    • I behold Thee. Dazzled is my vision. As fire streaming from the
    • hymning Thy praise. Stricken with fear I stand before Thee, folding
    • Filled with wonder stand multitudes beholding Thee. Thy Form
    • that Arjuna beholds when his soul has been raised to that height
    • has to give depends above all upon the old clairvoyant epoch ceasing,
    • be reached through Yoga, we shall begin to lay hold on the meaning
    • split up. Individual souls would have progressed and unfolded to the
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    • side of these forces. In fact, it holds fast to a mere abstraction
    • activity. What raises us above humanity holds sway like a pure,
    • evolution, but holding sway above this life there lived, in
    • the soul that had remained behind in the old Lemurian age when men
    • hold sway in the human body only until the twelfth year of its life.
    • unseen, worked to bring about the unfolding of man's inner being from
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    • had to remain secret. It is said that the secrets of the old
    • protected by a fundamental characteristic of mankind in olden times,
    • depths but is merely superficial understanding. This has a twofold
    • really is. Also, we shall realize how untold misunderstandings are possible,
    • understand how the people of the East can look up to the old creative
    • the Old Moon epoch but much more evolved. This was the condition out
    • definition. We have to keep our concepts mobile. I have not told you
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    • For the ancient Indian, to know well about this threefold nature of
    • “Behold all the life there on the bloody field of battle where
    • learn to hold thy soul apart. Thou shalt be neither sattwa, rajas nor
    • and in thine own self become as one who lays hold of himself. Learn
    • hear what Krishna told Arjuna, those seeking their soul's salvation today,
    • souls. It requires that we actively lay hold of the definite,
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    • a truly sound power of judgment for the physical plane, holding all
    • Beneath the threshold of the consciousness there is indeed something
    • Then their souls, without being told, “This one or the other is
    • by this means can the Threshold be passed into those worlds through
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    • individual lacks sufficient force to unfold inner activity and
    • the world in this twofold way. Hence it is not very easy, after one
    • to law, when a man has in old age expended his life-forces. We will
    • fall. And behold, Frau Professor Schleiden was by no means in
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    • the great longing we have spoken of: they had no need to behold their
    • a person of the present time and a man of old. And the period in the
    • Being. You behold this Being in such manner that you can do no other
    • do they appear before direct vision; for in the very oldest Egyptian
    • of Isis. And in the older Egyptian Initiation the essential thing was
    • the old Egyptian period. After that it ceased. There was a great
    • And the point of time between the old Initiation, wherein one was able
    • of the Old Testament. Truly, Moses had carried away the secret of
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    • Life of the Elementary World; Beholding the Sun at Midnight; Standing
    • Round Table. Hence we are told — and the legend here refers in
    • the souls of men. And that which corresponds to the old up-building
    • the West of Europe, the stronghold of hostility to the Grail must be
    • alliance which Klingsor had contracted with the stronghold of Iblis,
    • the duality of human nature lays hold, in the first place, of the
    • soul-principles in modern man is presented in a threefold legendary
    • form. And just as we can discern deep secrets of the human soul in old
    • since olden times, as though a present-day Western man had to go
    • nature. Much more than in the old Initiation, therefore, the external
    • external training belong more to the character of the old Initiation;
    • grows also, so that the old principle of authority comes to an end.
    • Iblis, as they gradually lay hold of people, are insinuating
    • and to the ideas which hold it together — these concepts set up
    • too weak to lay hold of things. A soul which to-day is occupied merely
    • of the brain — and so no longer capable of being taken hold of by
    • So in this modern time the nature of man may still be twofold. The
    • stronghold of the Holy Grail. In the whole picture drawn of Parsifal,
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture I: The Birth of the Intellect and the Mission of Christianity
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    • Although his scientific knowledge was far less, man of olden times had
    • different elements and principles of man's being to unfold and
    • vast evolutionary cycle — but they only unfold slowly, one by
    • marriage. In olden times, marriages were made in the bosom of the
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    • body of man. But the characteristic feature of man is that a twofold
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    • impression of dazzling red and of powerful sound. Currents of cold
    • lymphatic system. In olden times this gland was the organ of
    • nature of man's body in olden times.
    • part in the development of beings and the unfolding of freedom.
    • human, the twofold power which brings God to man and raises man to
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture V: Yoga In East and West
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    • and the world of sense — which in olden times were known only to
    • physical body he beholds, not an empty space, but the etheric body.
    • anecdote told by
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    • ‘Guardian of the Threshold’ protects man from this danger.
    • upon a single object and hold it there.
    • or significant, must be to dominate, regulate and hold them under the
    • First degree: The Raven (he who remains at the threshold). The raven
    • “The Sun makes music as of old
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    • that it may behold the light.’ In this sense the Rosicrucians
    • perceive truth in a two-fold sense: directly, through dream and astral
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    • Guardian of the Threshold — the appearance of the lower
    • Guardian of the Threshold which has been a phenomenon of astral vision
    • of the Double or Guardian of the Threshold may lead a man who is not
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    • unfolds before us, it is perceived in inverse sequence. In the astral
    • are expressed by plant and animal forms. When man begins to behold his
    • could not behold himself. Thus it is only in the astral world that man
    • sensation of cold in the soul. It is this cold — born of action
    • word, an illusion. It may do untold harm, but nothing is actually
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    • certain similarity, for instance, between the Eight-fold Path of the
    • is that whenever man develops one of the virtues, he unfolds a new
    • and apply his forces for the unfolding of seership. Dante became a
    • words of human speech are the reflection. In the old myths and legends
    • day unfold into two antennae or wings. The symbol of them can already
    • age on two, in old age on three?’ Oedipus answers that this being
    • is man, who when, a baby crawls on all fours, and in old age leans on
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XI: The Devachanic World (Heaven)
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    • this in the legend of the Golden Fleece and in the name of the Lamb of
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    • necessary for beholding it.
    • At this stage of his seership, the disciple is still at the threshold
    • In dream, man beholds his own bodily form from without. He sees his
    • nor hear the cries of the soldiers and the booming of the cannons.
    • they were arising in ourselves; we behold them objectively, as a
    • congeals to ice by sudden, intense cold. In such a case the words
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIII: The Logos and the Word
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    • the faculty of reflective thought and calculation unfolded in the men
    • of this continent; they are the metamorphosed remains of old Lemuria.
    • consciousness of olden times. One quality of this picture
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    • Sleep itself — not the dream — here becomes a conscious state. We do not only behold images but we enter into the living essence of beings and hear their inner tones. In the physical world we give names to things but the names are merely outer appellations. Only man can express his own being from within by saying ‘I’ — the ineffable name of conscious individuality. By this word we distinguish our own personality from the rest of the universe. But when we become conscious of the world of sound, each being, each thing communicates its own true name; in clairaudience we hear the sound which expresses its innermost being and rings forth as a tone in the universe that is distinct from all others.
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    • through a phase called the Old Moon period. But this Old Moon phase of
    • the central core of which the consciousness of man unfolds. Many
    • organism is unable really to behold life. The occultist, on the other
    • fulfillment of a threefold goal, namely the realisation of truth,
    • a reincarnation of an earlier planet — of the Old Moon. In this
    • become the substance of which the brain is now composed. On the Old
    • the Old Moon evolution to that of our present Earth.
    • of nitrogen which brought about the end of the Old Moon period and the
    • conditions existing at the final stages of the Old Moon evolution.
    • Animal-man, as he lived on the old Moon, is thus the ancestor of
    • Spirits of Fire in the lunar period. The Beings who on the Old Moon
    • On the Old Moon, living beings had no warm blood. What was it that
    • of the Old Moon and which lives again on Earth in their blood. And the
    • the Old Moon evolution, namely, the warmth of the blood, the brain,
    • Old Moon, the planetary sphere which has now become our Earth had a
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XVII: Redemption and Liberation
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    • Old Moon phase of evolution — we distinguished three kingdoms of
    • crystallisation of what on the Old Moon was half-mineral, half-plant.
    • materiality. The same thing happens to the Beings who on the Old Moon
    • man can, by their help, rise to the Divine. A twofold movement
    • occurred in the innermost nature of the beings dwelling in the Old
    • have remained at the lunar stage of evolution. On the Old Moon there
    • was the condition of man during the Old Moon period of evolution; his
    • home in the animal nature of man where the passions unfold, and at the
    • cold form of the idea; but under the influence of these Spirits
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    • interpret these visions, they were told to study the Apocalypse. We
    • concerned with calculations and abstractions, the Magus of old Chaldea
    • embraced all the manifold aspects of man as we know him today in the
    • future, its plan begins to unfold before us. A new race will come into
  • Title: First Lecture: The Gospel of St. John
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    • time have I told you how spiritual science helps towards a
    • have told the story of the singer who, at an evening party
    • philosopher Hegel”. If the lady had been told
    • In olden
    • is told us of the founder of Christianity is not authentic.
    • physical body and were laid hold of from all sides. This is
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    • everyone. However what, in the old days, was a process
    • if covered with a veil. Everything around has lost its old
    • self can say to the lower self, “Behold thy
    • and let God hold his sway:
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    • and they were the same for all peoples even in much older
    • coming to him and saith of him: Behold an Israelite indeed in
    • only understand the Old Testament if one appreciates this
    • the children unto so and so many generations does not hold
    • group of boys no more than ten years old, and set about
    • Christian works of art. This is so because man has enfolded
    • mouth we are told that Christianity is not something that has
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    • for what we are told about the higher worlds is not mere theory, unrelated
    • to lay hold of life in the right way — strength and security —
    • example, the story of the choice of Hercules. Hercules, we are told,
    • he is merely preached at and told he must be nice and truthful.
    • The day-star, sonorous as of old
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture III: Life of the Soul in Kamaloka
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    • loosens its hold, and the astral body and Ego-body raise themselves
    • our ears, absolute silence; and no feeling of heat or cold without the
    • H.P.B. as having told him not only that thedoctrine of reincarnation
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    • the legend of Jason, who went to fetch the Golden Fleece from the sacred
    • other hand, are active; they hold objects in their grip. But this activity
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • And all the minerals, such as gold, diamonds, rocks and so forth, have
    • a new astral body, but the old one combines with it, and he has to drag
    • the old astral body comes before him as a second Ego, playing tricks
    • Guardian of the Threshold. An old astral corpse finds it easy to withdraw
    • human being ought not to encounter the old astral body; his task is
    • holds back the soul from complete incarnation. Only a part of the soul
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • Seventeen-year-old critics can be found in abundance, and many of the
    • Theosophy seeks to lay hold of practical life through all its stages.
    • the same law holds everywhere. Animals gradually lose their eyesight
    • and so the rule of cause and effect holds.
    • does this hold good in a much deeper sense in the spiritual world.
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • strong will, is bold, courageous, with an urge to action. Alexander
    • In the oldest civilisations, in India for example, the entire population
    • old myths and legends and even the life of Christ — as a
    • told; but that is only partially true. In order to be a good musician
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • general law holds for the history of man's evolution. You will see from
    • only clear water behind. In older days there were natural philosophers,
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    • longest period of evolution and is the oldest part of the human being;
    • the old Sun was a planet, and in the course of its incarnations it has
    • of a fixed star. In the same way the Old Moon, as we call it, is not
    • woman, old man or woman, so so does a planet. Before Saturn manifested
    • The old occult science
    • as Plato said in the language of the old Mysteries: the World-Soul is
    • The Old Moon had as yet
    • they breathed out the fire and heat and became cold again. What man
    • their breath. Many of the older, still clairvoyant painters symbolised
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture X: Progress of Mankind Up To Atlantean Times
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    • forms. You must picture the spirit descending from above and enfolding each
    • On the Old Moon there
    • When the Old Moon had
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    • Yesterday I told you
    • with him, so the Atlantean, when he took hold of a form in nature, felt
    • acquired a new gift at the cost of an old one. In proportion as they
    • reversed. The Ptolemaic system holds good for the astral plane, the
    • and the old outlook was strongly present in him.
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    • when they are in motion and take hold of an object. The vibrations caused
    • who allowed the distractions of the outer world to gain a hold on him
    • Persian legend told of Christ Jesus. One day Christ Jesus saw a dead dog
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    • passed beyond dogmas; we hold to the inner truth only and have no use
    • takes the opposite view; he holds firmly to the rites of his religion,
    • something which everyone holds in his hand for part of almost every day,
    • The teacher gives the necessary instructions. Breathing in, holding
    • is improved, slowly but surely. Here the old saying applies drops of
    • try to hold in his thought only the concepts they leave behind. If he
    • example, that of the species Lion, which can be laid hold of only in
    • you can hold in your consciousness this activity of thinking without
    • in our society, a man holding a higher position should bow before those
    • because of all that he holds most sacred. The outer sign of this is
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XIV: Rosicrucian Training - The Interior of the Earth - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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    • We are usually told that faith was shaken by the ideas of Copernicus,
    • self says: “Standing here I am cold.” The higher Self says:
    • “I am also the cold, for as part of the one Self I live in the
    • cold and make myself cold.” Again the lower self says: “I
    • am here in the eye which beholds the sun.” The higher Self says:
    • mistake was made when people were told to look away from the external
    • manifold respects. Suppose, for instance, we are walking past a meadow
    • old Indian civilisation a new civilisation began. The symbol for such
    • instance. There, too, an old world is dying and a new one being born.
    • beginning the nature of the Earth's body was such as to hold subsequent
    • a man holds. In the course of occult development he must unavoidably
  • Title: Pastoral Medicine: Lecture 1
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    • must always hold — in the sense just described — toward
    • operation. And this holds true for all medical matters. Above all,
    • in human life? How does a person take hold of his or her own life? We
    • immediate hold of the person in the sphere of consciousness:
    • In fact the only effective therapy is one that takes such deep hold
    • will hold the right relation to priests because of their own relation
    • people will have to work together — and in the most manifold
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    • such people in all variations in the most manifold circumstances of
    • nothing at all; they let God hold sway in them. That is how they
    • be spoken about and examined. For those who hold responsibility as
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    • world at the threshold of perception. Naturally this is difficult to
    • What appears at the threshold of perception is the first stage for
    • earlier they had become angry when others told them of their own
    • there streams into the senses. So the senses are taken hold of in a
    • astral body, and etheric body take hold of the physical body from
    • body is accustomed to being taken hold of from without, but now it is
    • taken hold of from within. Now it is taken hold of in the midst of
    • taken hold of by the astral body. It is like birth, when the human
    • the body is grasped hold of from some other direction than the usual
    • perception and ordinary thinking grasp hold of the physical world.
    • pain is there. But the moment the pain is taken hold of by the
    • seventeen-year-old who is ill is not always cured by forty-five. But
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    • older one becomes, the more one retains of old physical substance. A
    • really holds good only for the first seven years of life. Only for
    • strongest sense of the word, heredity only holds good for the first
    • warmth, all cold. The child is fully aware when entering this
    • colors, forms, warmth, cold, roughness, smoothness work upon the
    • of fat to be the soup itself, that's the same as when that gold ball
    • Gradually a great deal of permanent structure accumulates. The older
    • he told him that we push against the crystal heaven and find it hard.
    • gone, some people begin to die off. Some hold on a little longer to
    • that is why we can hold responsibility. It is rooted in the human
    • is, when you take hold of yourself in your soul experiences at that
    • instance, a person thirty-five years old — and I mean
    • in the old mystery wisdom were regarded as very important for
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    • But if one catches hold of what they say about themselves — and
    • after puberty, so that then the ego can completely unfold by the
    • organs, it takes hold of the physical organism. And conditions appear
    • — it takes hold of the upper organs, deserting the lower
    • heaviness, warmth, cold. All of this affects them not as it normally
    • twenty-year-old!” But this is what is happening: the ego
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    • surely magnify it a hundred-fold in their estimation of us! For they
    • thousand years or so to the early times of the Old Testament, you
    • to it that in some way or other they got hold of the brain after
    • subscribe to it) look back with pity to olden times when it was
    • two extremes, how it holds them apart, sometimes letting them work
    • work must relate to facts. If it takes hold of facts, then it will be
    • — to dancing around the golden calf — these things must
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    • direction, for instance, if, holding fast to the physiology of
    • remarkable attribute. You find that it holds a healthy relation to
    • think away air, water, earth, and hold before us only these
    • carefully at this fourfold differentiation, you will see the human
    • light to the breathing. It holds that back. The light stays behind
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    • manifold the forces in the universe are! Look at a growing plant, for
    • unfolding of the sun's forces in the course of the day, in the course
    • the stem differently as it unfolds in an upward direction. Someone
    • to unfold in a rounding, circular direction; the stem wants to unfold
    • working with the sun forces. Then as blossoms unfold below, as leaves
    • attain a compact, solid form. For it to unfold as one sees it, for
    • manifold variety that one does have in one's immediate environment
    • we can say the following: If one would unfold only
    • etheric body but is not yet able to take hold of the physical body;
    • if one takes conscious hold of the physical body and begins to live
    • a physical body, and has actually taken hold of it in its spiritual
    • sense perceptions we breathe in the manifold ingredients of the
    • from one direction. As one unfolds in an etheric body,
    • consciously in an etheric body are at first devoid of warmth or cold,
    • now one takes hold of the physical body, one enters into the spirit
    • warmth or cold. There you have the cosmic relation of thought to
    • accustomed and take hold of the physical body in its periphery, the
    • Now if one takes hold
    • taken hold of the physical body and are engrossed in the lymph-blood
    • otherwise go out takes hold of physical matter in the human body.
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    • Today let us hold clearly
    • unfold. For the spiritual life is not connected with anabolic
    • needs for waking life to unfold the next morning. If too many
    • pathology and therapy were explored in the old mysteries.
    • about, and the temple priest was told the dream that contained the
    • therapy. This was the manner of inquiry in the oldest mysteries; it
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • back to those old methods. We have to move forward to methods by
    • observation. You see the direction in which we are turning. In olden
    • physician. We told the physician that if somnambulists are allowed to
    • their divine-spiritual powers take hold normally in the human
    • organs. Now sometimes a process that properly should have taken hold
    • were designated in olden times as sin — cause illness in the
    • traditions of olden times, speaking of sin as the cause of illness.
    • fact. These teachings originated in olden times, and today no one is
  • Title: Pastoral Medicine: Lecture 10
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    • world but in reality a dilettante, holds forth to the effect that one
    • our thoughts creative — for it holds the secret for making
    • cold. We need only to think of cold winter and warm summer —
    • aspect of warmth and cold. Human beings live life within this
    • alternation between warmth and cold. In the outer world the
    • maintain a normal warmth — or a normal coldness, if you will
    • save some summer warmth for winter and some winter cold for summer.
    • between warmth and cold no matter what is happening outside.
    • we carry in us this continual alternation of warmth and cold. But
    • as cold shows the tendency to go to the nerve-sense system. And today
    • we can point out that everything that works as cold, everything of a
    • maintains the balance between the one and the other. Warmth-cold,
    • warmth-cold, metabolic system-head system, with a third system
    • processes, and material cold the result of cold processes. So we find
    • again be clearly understood. In olden times people knew them well.
    • into the old way of naming things, Saturn and so forth, you should
    • and recall that in olden
    • astrosophers had for the sound of some particular star. All the old
    • astrosophers of olden times, and astrologers of still older times,
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    • world. But this really happened in the old mysteries. Individuals saw
    • may perhaps provide a connection to that old mystery wisdom for the
    • artistic healing practices of the old mysteries. Obviously you will
    • to point out how the initiates in the old mysteries described their
    • Usually in olden times physician and priest were united in one
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • differently because the old methods are no longer suitable for us.
    • the threshold they were first made acquainted with the activity of
    • the elements. In olden times, “elements” was the name
    • all. What was described as an element in olden times does not exist
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • important thing in olden times, to observe what world process must
    • already described that, but in a modern way. I told you that if the
    • gods who are unfolding their activity below the level of nature.
    • infinity. Therefore everything in olden times that was either illness
    • in human consciousness in olden times. If we ask what can be
    • in the old Saturn evolution and the old Sun evolution. That is now
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    • must always hold — in the sense just described — toward
    • operation. And this holds true for all medical matters. Above all,
    • in human life? How does a person take hold of his or her own life? We
    • immediate hold of the person in the sphere of consciousness:
    • In fact the only effective therapy is one that takes such deep hold
    • will hold the right relation to priests because of their own relation
    • people will have to work together — and in the most manifold
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    • such people in all variations in the most manifold circumstances of
    • nothing at all; they let God hold sway in them. That is how they
    • be spoken about and examined. For those who hold responsibility as
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    • world at the threshold of perception. Naturally this is difficult to
    • What appears at the threshold of perception is the first stage for
    • earlier they had become angry when others told them of their own
    • there streams into the senses. So the senses are taken hold of in a
    • astral body, and etheric body take hold of the physical body from
    • body is accustomed to being taken hold of from without, but now it is
    • taken hold of from within. Now it is taken hold of in the midst of
    • taken hold of by the astral body. It is like birth, when the human
    • the body is grasped hold of from some other direction than the usual
    • perception and ordinary thinking grasp hold of the physical world.
    • pain is there. But the moment the pain is taken hold of by the
    • seventeen-year-old who is ill is not always cured by forty-five. But
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    • older one becomes, the more one retains of old physical substance. A
    • really holds good only for the first seven years of life. Only for
    • strongest sense of the word, heredity only holds good for the first
    • warmth, all cold. The child is fully aware when entering this
    • colors, forms, warmth, cold, roughness, smoothness work upon the
    • of fat to be the soup itself, that's the same as when that gold ball
    • Gradually a great deal of permanent structure accumulates. The older
    • he told him that we push against the crystal heaven and find it hard.
    • gone, some people begin to die off. Some hold on a little longer to
    • that is why we can hold responsibility. It is rooted in the human
    • is, when you take hold of yourself in your soul experiences at that
    • instance, a person thirty-five years old — and I mean
    • in the old mystery wisdom were regarded as very important for
  • Title: Broken Vessels: Lecture 5
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    • But if one catches hold of what they say about themselves — and
    • after puberty, so that then the ego can completely unfold by the
    • organs, it takes hold of the physical organism. And conditions appear
    • — it takes hold of the upper organs, deserting the lower
    • heaviness, warmth, cold. All of this affects them not as it normally
    • twenty-year-old!” But this is what is happening: the ego
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    • surely magnify it a hundred-fold in their estimation of us! For they
    • thousand years or so to the early times of the Old Testament, you
    • to it that in some way or other they got hold of the brain after
    • subscribe to it) look back with pity to olden times when it was
    • two extremes, how it holds them apart, sometimes letting them work
    • work must relate to facts. If it takes hold of facts, then it will be
    • — to dancing around the golden calf — these things must be
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    • direction, for instance, if, holding fast to the physiology of
    • remarkable attribute. You find that it holds a healthy relation to
    • think away air, water, earth, and hold before us only these
    • carefully at this fourfold differentiation, you will see the human
    • light to the breathing. It holds that back. The light stays behind
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    • manifold the forces in the universe are! Look at a growing plant, for
    • unfolding of the sun's forces in the course of the day, in the course
    • the stem differently as it unfolds in an upward direction. Someone
    • to unfold in a rounding, circular direction; the stem wants to unfold
    • working with the sun forces. Then as blossoms unfold below, as leaves
    • attain a compact, solid form. For it to unfold as one sees it, for
    • manifold variety that one does have in one's immediate environment
    • breath stream, we can say the following: If one would unfold only
    • etheric body but is not yet able to take hold of the physical body;
    • if one takes conscious hold of the physical body and begins to live
    • a physical body, and has actually taken hold of it in its spiritual
    • sense perceptions we breathe in the manifold ingredients of the
    • from one direction. As one unfolds in an etheric body, one develops
    • consciously in an etheric body are at first devoid of warmth or cold,
    • now one takes hold of the physical body, one enters into the spirit
    • warmth or cold. There you have the cosmic relation of thought to
    • accustomed and take hold of the physical body in its periphery, the
    • Now if one takes hold
    • taken hold of the physical body and are engrossed in the lymph-blood
    • otherwise go out takes hold of physical matter in the human body.
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    • Let us hold clearly in
    • unfold. For the spiritual life is not connected with anabolic
    • needs for waking life to unfold the next morning. If too many
    • pathology and therapy were explored in the old mysteries.
    • about, and the temple priest was told the dream that contained the
    • therapy. This was the manner of inquiry in the oldest mysteries; it
    • cultivated in olden times, by seeking knowledge of humanity through
    • back to those old methods. We have to move forward to methods by
    • observation. You see the direction in which we are turning. In olden
    • physician. We told the physician that if somnambulists are allowed to
    • their divine-spiritual powers take hold normally in the human
    • organs. Now sometimes a process that properly should have taken hold
    • were designated in olden times as sin — cause illness in the
    • traditions of olden times, speaking of sin as the cause of illness.
    • fact. These teachings originated in olden times, and today no one is
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    • world but in reality a dilettante, holds forth to the effect that one
    • our thoughts creative — for it holds the secret for making
    • cold. We need only to think of cold winter and warm summer —
    • aspect of warmth and cold. Human beings live life within this
    • alternation between warmth and cold. In the outer world the
    • maintain a normal warmth — or a normal coldness, if you will
    • save some summer warmth for winter and some winter cold for summer.
    • between warmth and cold no matter what is happening outside.
    • we carry in us this continual alternation of warmth and cold. But
    • as cold shows the tendency to go to the nerve-sense system. And today
    • we can point out that everything that works as cold, everything of a
    • maintains the balance between the one and the other. Warmth-cold,
    • warmth-cold, metabolic system-head system, with a third system
    • processes, and material cold the result of cold processes. So we find
    • again be clearly understood. In olden times people knew them well.
    • into the old way of naming things, Saturn and so forth, you should
    • and recall that in olden
    • astrosophers had for the sound of some particular star. All the old
    • astrosophers of olden times, and astrologers of still older times,
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    • world. But this really happened in the old mysteries. Individuals saw
    • may perhaps provide a connection to that old mystery wisdom for the
    • artistic healing practices of the old mysteries. Obviously you will
    • to point out how the initiates in the old mysteries described their
    • Usually in olden times physician and priest were united in one
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • differently because the old methods are no longer suitable for us.
    • the threshold they were first made acquainted with the activity of
    • the elements. In olden times, “elements” was the name
    • all. What was described as an element in olden times does not exist
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • important thing in olden times, to observe what world process must
    • already described that, but in a modern way. I told you that if the
    • gods who are unfolding their activity below the level of nature.
    • infinity. Therefore everything in olden times that was either illness
    • in human consciousness in olden times. If we ask what can be
    • in the old Saturn evolution and the old Sun evolution. That is now
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    • a question of being able to replace the old words by modern ones; it
    • the heart and mind of the Hebrew pupil of old when he brought to life
    • old when these sounds worked creatively in him. In fact we must find
    • in our present earth we call solid. But the old Moon evolution has a
    • upon old Saturn, we see it as a single whole of weaving warmth; and
    • the old Sun we still see as a mingling of gaseous and warmth
    • old had known that our earth, after having passed through its
    • what lived in the heart of the Hebrew sage of old in the word
    • the earth. Bearing in mind all that I have told you today, try to put
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    • productive musing. I told you that we have to conceive that, as if
    • inwardly vivifies, animates. Then we are told of certain qualities of
    • indicated in the Bible by appropriate sounds. We are told that this
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    • organs of sense such as we have today have followed what we are told
    • must not imagine that there were plants on the old Sun in their
    • still be found today, though only in spiritual realms. Let us hold
    • fluid. I will ask you to hold very clearly in your minds this moment
    • third “day” of creation we are told that the Elohim
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    • warmth. Let us get hold of that quite clearly. The Genesis account
    • first thing in the elementary existence which we have to hold fast
    • it is solid; but so are gold, silver, copper and tin, earth.
    • have told you that the words which are usually translated And the
    • which followed upon the coming into existence of light? We are told
    • elementary matter and organises it, just as sound takes hold of the
    • caused life to stir, caused life to unfold. Look at the Genesis
    • after the Elohim had unfolded the main creative activity they made
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    • of Genesis we are told that darkness prevailed over the elementary
    • Something new is continually arising, but the old remains actual
    • ten-year-olds! Something of the same kind is true in cosmic
    • the soul unfolds as its inner life in the waking state continuously
    • from without was needed. Now in Genesis we are not told of anything
    • for we are told that on the fourth day light forces, Beings of light,
    • nature until after we have been told of forces working upon the earth
    • peoples over whom for a specific period a Time-Spirit holds sway.
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    • Genesis now appears to us in a new light. When we are told that what
    • something out of memory, though we, of course, unfold our activity at
    • described as the cosmic meditation of the Elohim. When we are told
    • spiritual insight names were given in ancient times! The seers of old
    • manifestation of the forces which weave and hold sway in the
    • of old could not confuse things in this way. They could not be
    • of Will or the Thrones hold sway in the earth element, the Spirits of
    • in which the Spirits of Movement hold sway, we sec the Cherubim too
    • environment of our earth, the Cherubim hold sway as truly as do the
    • crown their work they had to unfold still higher powers. The Elohim,
    • tiny child on the threshold of earthly life, we know that a unitary
    • some time that a child even utters the “I” which holds
    • longer seven, but a sevenfold whole. We can now speak of an
    • “Elohimhood,” which reveals itself in a sevenfold way.
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    • earth is that the old form of clairvoyance, a kind of
    • There I pointed out that the old, dreamlike picture-consciousness
    • within you; suppose your consciousness was taking hold of it in amore
    • directly as objects, but as images, just as today dreams often unfold
    • progresses by stages. There is a first stage which unfolds in various
    • Strader as he will be in his present incarnation when he is old. This
    • real Strader as he will be in his old age. They are intended to be
    • word “beauty” we are thinking most truly when we hold
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    • ministering to them unfold their work, we have to see a human
    • under the influence of the life-ether, verdant life unfolds in
    • is natural that it is of these Beings that we are told, for at this
    • things which I have told you in the course of years about the
    • day the stars, the astra, must have unfolded their activity
    • the six “days” of creation, we are told And the Lord
    • the earth's periphery, out of the region where the Cherubim hold sway
    • from the regions where the Seraphim and the Cherubim hold sway. So
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    • told by the clairvoyant authors of the Genesis narrative may well
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    • accurate and appropriate wording. We are told that the group-souls
    • It is conveyed to us in memorable words when we are told that the
    • ought to be told what the biblical tradition is. When through
    • predisposition to, the rudiments of, the ego nature. For these old
    • of yet a seventh “day” of creation, and we are told that
    • Being to the moon-Being, and hold the rest in reserve; and that in
    • this older part of their Being they continue their own further
    • become. But in this misty element spiritual Beings hold sway. And man
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    • the experiences of the heathen of older times, had run its course; it
    • was now to enter into the evolution of mankind. As long as man beholds
    • This is what Paul wanted to reveal to men. He told them how in
    • before they could behold the divine and spiritual. The divine and
    • an inner power of vision, not through any mere beholding with the
    • hearers who were able to understand it: that the old spiritual vision
    • brings no approach to Christ, that with this old vision one can only
    • possessed atavistic faculties with which to behold them. But now these
    • event of Damascus, while still professing to hold fast to
    • has taken hold of mankind. That is the real reason for the existence
    • Easter runs along the lines of old habits of thought; they use the old
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    • the destruction of the old without putting anything new in its place,
    • impossible to make any progress by perpetuating old conditions and
    • old from the new age, although the transition is not noticed because
    • it came about so gradually. When men looked out at nature in olden
    • existence before birth lay at the very root of the old Pagan creeds.
    • mere vision of the physical human being living on earth. In olden
    • dependent in olden times on the blood; the blood itself brought the
    • 30, 35 years old, he bears this inherited blood within him. In that he
    • grasped all at once and it therefore came about that echoes of the old
    • impulses which laid hold of mankind in the 19th century and
    • stronger hold of men's minds and emotions, was that of
    • nationalism. Here we see the shadow of the old
    • foremost in the form of nationalism. The old Luciferic principle of
    • thinking unfolds only through processes of destruction,
    • man's love of ease. It is more convenient to set up old customs as
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    • several Folk-Spirits, the Old Indian civilisation, the Old Persian
    • and the same will hold good for discoveries and inventions yet to be
    • declaring what he holds sacred, then no understanding is
    • he looks down to the earth and beholds peace reigning among the
    • A strange and sacred relic from of old;
    • While roses, climbing high, the Cross enfold.
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    • physical-material world, you can but be told: He Whom you seek is no
    • which took stronger and stronger hold of Western civilisation. The
    • Cross we must behold the Victor Who remains unaffected by birth as
    • the Christ Who came into the world and cannot die, Who when He beholds
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    • world to humanity. Just think how in the Old Testament, for example,
    • conveyed by the Old Testament gives any adequate or revealing
    • of the old clairvoyant insight. External tradition had lost wellnigh
    • was necessary that man should begin to unfold those forces of soul
    •  “of the earth; if you can behold the Mystery of Golgotha
    • activity must be unfolded.
    • Contemplation of the Mystery of Golgotha gives a stimulus to unfold
    • realise clearly that man once possessed the power to behold and
    • rhythmic system. Yoga achieved much while the old instinctive
    • made to awaken the old matter-born knowledge of spirit-reality in the
    • the Mass, and from its fourfold membering: Gospel, Offering,
    • instinctively by the old metabolism-born knowledge, must be
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    • influences of the old Nordic Gods and Beings are still perceptible in
    • symptomatic, interweaving in a most remarkable way. Underlying the old
    • But these colours and tones, these impressions of warmth and cold of
    • not just folk-songs; they are memories of the visions which in olden
    • still survived, as well as the old myths and legends describing the
    • inspiration, and the oldest inhabitants of the North were still
    • those who were the Initiates in olden times, the priests and
    • and vital power in those olden days. Folk-lore and saga preserved and
    • impressions that were perceived by the old, dreamlike clairvoyance.
    • moments of which I told you in connection with the Christmas Mystery,
    • penetrate, was transparent and clear to the one who in olden times was
    • the solid earth and to behold the Sun, the spiritual “Sun at
    • advanced, these memories of olden times receded and the power to
    • content of the old memories of the spiritual worlds, but, gradually,
    • be an inner affirmation, because in the Risen Christ man will behold
    • will once again behold, any more than they required religion
    • which are nothing else than the consequences of failure to unfold
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    • thus instilled into the human soul in olden times had to be proclaimed
    • Easter festival of humanity in general. What the wise men of old were
    • rests. But the Buddha foretold that one day in the future his great
    • Christ Jesus had been foretold by Moses,
    • Himself in the element of fire in nature. The message of the Old
    • We look back to the Old Testament and we ask ourselves: “Who
    • (breath)=Atman). The Old Testament says that at the beginning of his
    • hold of by a force that impels it to the spiritual. Christianity has
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    • Buddha meets a man decrepit with the infirmities of old age. What is
    • limbs? Old age is suffering. And then the Buddha sees a corpse. Death
    • overcome all illness through the strong healing forces he unfolds from
    • embraces everything that out of the spiritual can unfold the healing
    • Illness is an opportunity to overcome an obstacle by man unfolding the
    • have been told was able to make Saul into Paul; yet it was from Paul
    • from Saul-men into Paul-men and will behold with increasing clarity a
    • through the Event of Golgotha. Men will behold Him in the
    • different form; they will behold Him for the first time in His true
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    • law; something which in its fundamental character still holds good
    • It need not here concern us that in this connection the old Hebrew
    • environment is achieved by the old Jewish law for all mankind, who
    • now telling you holds good, it is true, only for men of the West, and
    • who stands before him, holding out the tables of the law. In the
    • It is characteristic of human evolution, however, that old attributes
    • those of race. We can still speak, in a certain sense, of an old
    • Indian race, of an old Persian race, of an Egyptian or a Graeco-Latin
    • — living on the old gift of faith handed down to him through
    • being to carry on in his fourfold nature if his three sheaths are not
    • permeating the old language with thought-content. Are not these three
    • In truth, this begins in the 20th century and will hold good until the
    • errors and prejudices of His contemporaries, even foretold, like the
    • believe Christ to have foretold how His actual coming would be from
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    • essential if they hold aloof from all that is being announced to us
    • the course of evolution ever since the old Atlantean period. But for
    • The parents told each other what they had thus dreamed on the same
    • they are feeling and seeing, what they now actually are. This holds
    • the changes was this — that the old possibility of seeing into
    • The history of those olden days offers ample evidence of this living
    • from our consciousness and the old vivid contact is no more.”
    • a feeling for his ego, and the forces are unfolding which will make it
    • stronger spiritual bands between souls. Old bonds will be loosened,
    • of how it will resemble and how it will differ from the one in old
    • the case of those who hold to old beliefs, but to-day so many people
    • are too mature for that, and they look down on such old beliefs as
    • Golden Age.
    • convey, this external culture might for a short while be able to hold
    • were conveyed in the old snail-like fashion.”
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    • how manifold a way does the spiritual world knock at these windows in
    • a man may hold it as unproven; yet, he in his being, extends to the
    • into the spiritual world immediately beholds everything. I have often
    • twelve, or thirteen-year old boy or girl, who goes through the gate of
    • different. He no longer beholds that wherein he himself was before
    • they will behold in stronger form when they come to see it again; they
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    • with hope and confidence? Certainly, he who beholds the events of the
    • opposing the Roman peoples who had now grown old, and through the
    • was a time which we can describe as follows: We see the old Roman
    • Empire. We see it with its old philosophy. We see it living entirely
    • in the atmosphere of the old heathen philosophy. We see this Empire
    • when the old Roman culture was still above, and Christianity, tended
    • it is especially good to hold before the soul as imaginative pictures
    • beholds. We are here accustomed to stand on the physical plane,
    • behold hills, houses, rivers, trees, etc., so, in the same way, we see
    • one life and lives to a good old age, these forces are then
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    • — in the old Indian, old Persian, Egypto-Chaldean or the
    • the rational or intellectual or mind-soul, (*Mind-soul in the old
    • differently. The present-day sculptor works from a model. He beholds
    • knowledge is then our own: we have it for ourselves. This holds good
    • With reference to the astral body something quite different holds
    • everything that follows may be different. Now, the astral body beholds
    • on old Saturn, our etheric body on the Sun, and our astral body on the
    • old Moon. Our Ego is the baby among the human principles, it is the
    • the present time is speaking so deeply to the soul in such manifold
    • different way from what occurs when one becomes old and slowly dies in
    • to reach old age and to use up his life slowly. To this end his
    • Countless men do not value thought to-day because they cannot lay hold
    • that people hold, as, for instance, that those who die as children
    • down for man through Karma. If one lives to be old, that is Karma. If
    • spirit. If all men reached old age normally, if there were no martyrs,
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    • hold firmly to the thought that many of life's secrets can only be
    • is quite different to our psychic gaze. We then hold thoughts in us,
    • and lives the life of the spiritual world, it not only beholds the
    • our globe people visit a cathedral and behold those forms which they
    • olden times, whole peoples over and over again devoted themselves
    • precious to us, is shut in by our skin. This holds good even for the
    • most selfless people; perhaps it holds good for them to a higher
    • perceptible. But as soon as we rightly hold the thought in our minds
    • it were, allows his egotism to dominate, it then lays holds of his
    • course. We call this growing old for the quite trivial reason that
    • old. Now with the etheric body the case is really quite different. Our
    • etheric body is old, if we can use the word at all in this connection,
    • it is old through the forces by which it is fashioned at conception or
    • birth. It is already old when we begin our physical life. It is then
    • young when we grow old. While we say of the physical body — we
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    • directed to that life, which transpires beneath the threshold of
    • reality, in that one beholds it. But physically, even for those who do
    • world which he beholds with ordinary consciousness. Beneath the
    • threshold of ordinary consciousness a life takes place which, unless
    • something of the life which transpires beneath the threshold of
    • we try to cross the threshold and perceive that in which we really
    • have said, a certain adjustable threshold exists between the ordinary
    • wisdom that lies beneath the threshold of consciousness. One cannot
    • the way, but with intentions lying beneath the threshold of
    • of which we spoke in the public lecture, as the beholder of the
    • events of life, and in what transpires beneath the threshold of
    • in the memory; for we must always behold it over and over again and
    • always behold it afresh. I have often said, for example, that if one
    • — in the two-fold man, of which I have already spoken — but
    • beneath the threshold of our ordinary physical consciousness. One
    • disciplinary punishment for his outburst. While the soldiers, each
    • holding one of his waving arms, led the accused away, his fury broke
    • the threshold of the Hofrat's consciousness which was definitely
    • a connection which lies beneath the threshold of ordinary life. This
    • innocent man to be convicted?’ As I have told you: man then has
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    • the lamps must be lit earlier, and that it is cold in winter and warm
    • old Sagas still relate, especially in as profound a myth as that of
    • and we behold them, we have then a world of images. Then come the
    • he does not behold the “Thing in Itself,” the man, but
    • cannot get beyond it. It holds up this idea like a wooden mannequin
    • we compare with the two men whose reflected pictures we behold. But
    • to our old vocabulary, since we have nothing else to retain it with.
    • it can take up with its old store of letters, since there is nothing
    • beholds the external world with Lucifer he is led to Ahriman. He then
    • in the old style, have described this Event. Paul also described this
    • civilisation of that time, the old Roman intellectual culture has
    • were told: Your materialistic proofs, that which you still desire
    • old historical documents. Just in reference to the Christ-Event it
    • We may be told that Christ exists, but to find Him really is only
    • have in their hearts. For instance, a person was told — this
    • remark, but perhaps I may make it this once), he was told that I had
    • year on which we fix up our Christmas tree, and, beholding it, take
    • in the old and isolated village there lived a cobbler who took a wife
    • rest and merely say that the children were almost stiff with cold,
    • were put to bed and told that they should receive their Christmas
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    • find man described in old mystical and occult works. These
    • he only describes the corpse. The old descriptions were gained in such
    • part of the world each single one of his organs belongs. The old
    • man on Old Saturn. The human etheric body has the consciousness of
    • dreamless sleep, as this developed on Old Sun. The astral body dreams
    • derives from the Old Moon period. On our present Earth, man achieves
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    • after death. The appearance of the Guardian of the Threshold as the
    • body repose, rhythm holds sway.
    • right moment man will behold the Guardian of the Threshold:
    • the Guardian of the Threshold appears in an abnormal way. This
    • he comes up against this also. He incarnates. The old is then mingled
    • the Threshold. He then has his earlier karma continually before him.
    • Threshold at their side. If now the influence of spirituality were not
    • Guardian of the Threshold would arise as the result of the
    • of the Threshold in their next incarnation. They will be pursued by
    • which could take the place of this old form of initiation. It is
    • substitute has been created for the old form of initiation. Through
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    • beings extend their senses into the world in order to behold this
    • plant. When these are disturbed a person cannot hold himself erect or
    • which bears within itself the old sense of orientation in the three
    • in the organ of hearing the old residue of the sense of direction. He
    • The real meaning of the cross is infinitely deep. The old sagas also
    • is the old saga of the sphinx.
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    • piece of coal. Nature has created the diamond from a coal still older
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    • expression in speech. Today it is only in thinking that we can unfold
    • level of thought, to unfold the will in speech.
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    • cold-blooded animals; 4. Bodhisattvas: human beings who have become
    • just as the child today has the old man beside him who is at another
    • Present day cold-blooded animals and the plants have developed in a
    • complement one another, so we have warmth and cold, day and night,
    • kingdom of the cold-blooded animals. Oken connected the cuttlefish
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    • Development of the beings on the Old Moon. Moon — Cosmos of
    • Wisdom. Jehovah a rank of the hierarchies. Transition from the Old
    • meet with on the Old Moon had not as yet incorporated their power of
    • On the Old Moon the environment consisted not only of air, but also of
    • ether filled with wisdom. On the Old Moon thoughts were not in the
    • occultism therefore the Old Moon is also called the Cosmos of Wisdom.
    • The Old Moon was surrounded by Warmth Ether and other forms of
    • three lower bodies descended more deeply. When the Old Moon evolution
    • divinity, who on the Old Moon passed through physical development.
    • pictures, pictures which Jehovah had experienced on the Old Moon.
    • While on the Old Moon, on the one hand,
    • implanted; Atma on Old Saturn, Buddhi on Old Sun, Manas on Old Moon.
    • Earth from the Old Moon as physical, etheric and astral bodies, are
    • one looks at the external creatures on the Old Moon, these are the
    • over from the Old Moon. This provides a physical foundation. In
    • into feeling and then into willing. This is a threefold process. First
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    • Golden Fleece.
    • three disciples, Peter, James and John. There, we are told, the
    • water is turned into wine. In the old Mysteries only water was
    • man. This withholding of the consciousness of reincarnation came to
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    • are only a few months old. After this the Earth passes over into its
    • development on the Old Moon. This contained as predisposition what
    • on the Old Moon; they were first added on the Earth. Thus the
    • impulses. One must hold fast to these and consciously transpose them
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    • they must be incapable of tears.”] holds good for all times and
    • descends, the way in which Karma takes hold becomes apparent. Avidja
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    • This, alone, was all there was of human existence at the Old Saturn
    • In the second Round of evolution in the Old Sun existence, the
    • surrounded by the threefold protective sheath of the astral, etheric
    • The four-fold man is put together in this way. It is the Pythagorean
    • Thus has the four-fold being of man been constructed.
    • Here we find in the outer an imprint of the four-fold man. All further
    • Organisation. This is the four-fold man, which contains the ego as the
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    • the Pseudo-Dionysius, as though it was in the 6th century that old
    • Jason, the Golden Fleece) he would have experienced something quite
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    • behold the phenomena of Devachan.
    • the statement holds good: Whoever lives and moves here in the life of
    • What man had around him in the Old Moon existence, he has today within
    • existed on the Old Moon he would not have possessed these forces. This
    • woman was on the Old Moon external physical activity, such as volcanic
    • evolve them now. What man developed on the Old Moon through involution
    • the intermediate state between two Rounds, from the old Arupa-Globe of
    • Old Saturn corresponds to the physical body
    • Old Sun corresponds to the etheric body
    • Old Moon corresponds to the astral body
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    • pupils received instruction, they were told: ‘You are to be the
    • from this three-fold point of view that the freemasons of the Middle
    • become old and die (jaramarana). These are the twelve Nidanas which
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    • This happens very seldom, for people hang on to the old, to what has
    • goodwill. One finds with most actions that they are rooted in the old:
    • appearance, these too are generally rooted in the old.
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    • hold of us again as Karma. That which draws man into the physical
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    • The human beings of the Atlantean and Lemurian Ages. The two-fold
    • Sphere. The two-fold structure of the physical, etheric and astral
    • districts in which we now live were then cold and raw. Here dwelt a
    • lost the possibility of holding himself upright; he would have folded
    • wandered over the earth was then really a being folded together. The
    • is, such a one as had reached its highest perfection on the Old Moon.
    • There, on the Old Moon, the astral body together with the etheric body
    • Already on the Old Moon man had some slight power of using both his
    • Threshold, the lower nature of man, frequently appears in a form of
    • from the Old Moon compels him to spend a period of time in Kamaloka
    • which originally came over from the Old Moon and its opposite pole.
    • union of a duality. Fundamentally it is also a two-fold formation. We
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    • came from the person to whom it was directed. This fact holds good for
    • their reflection; that is as a peculiar feeling of cold. These are
    • of cold. If however they become stronger, if their substance is
    • has a certain sophisticated cunning — when cold thoughts about
    • Old Moon, out of which the Moon has developed to a higher stage. Thus
    • that they reached their proper stage on the Old Moon will cause no
    • retrograde beings who had fallen behind on the Old Moon had discovered
    • the Old Moon, before the coming of the Buddhi impulse; they therefore
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    • holds good in the sphere of occultism. The counter-effect is not always
    • from some other part of the surroundings; there cold arises as
    • This law of effect and counter-effect however also holds good for the
    • contemplation's as one can in this oldest kingdom.
    • million people hold their own view about it, the problem must find the
    • approach man in different ways. People hold different opinions because
    • nature. Hence the saying holds good: What you think today you are
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    • outside. That is an eternal process which holds good also for the
    • the Monad. After the four-fold organism has come into being the Monad
    • built up the etheric body, that is to say, through these manifold
    • parts. These ten parts (shown in the diagram) hold the body together
    • Because during Earth evolution we have manifold forms, the parts in
    • the etheric body only hold together to a certain degree. Human nature
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    • previous stages of Earth evolution: Old Saturn, Sun and Moon. The Sun
    • existed. This seed-man had arisen on the Old Moon. From there he
    • The development of the Earth had three preliminary stages: (Old
    • somewhat higher stage than on the Old Moon. There he had not yet
    • The last human beings during the Old Moon existence are our physical
    • passed through is: Old Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon, Earth. When the Sun
    • Let us think back to the time of the Old Sun. Then everything which
    • In the Old Sun everything was contained which was later extrapolated
    • of the Sun. Then, in the next Manvantara (the Old Moon) the following
    • continued side by side as Sun and Old Moon. The Sun retained the
    • possibility of emitting light and warmth. The Old Moon retained the
    • and warmth. Because the Old Moon itself possessed no light, the beings
    • completely reversed their position on the Old Moon. The animals turned
    • towards the Sun. Life was in the darkness. The Old Moon also circled
    • an intense cold.
    • On the Old Moon the predecessors of man again went through a certain
    • advance of the rest of mankind. At the end of the Old Moon evolution
    • We have thus learned to know a two-fold order of human beings: those
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    • what had developed on the Old Moon was there germinally. Between the
    • similar to a peat bog that is half mineral and half plant. The Old
    • for example the mistletoe. This grows on plants, just as on the Old
    • Old Saturn = Deep Trance-consciousness
    • Old Sun = Dreamless Sleep-consciousness
    • Old Moon = Dreaming Sleep or picture consciousness
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    • number still lie before us. But if we were standing on the Old Moon,
    • a battle would have arisen between him and the old Gods.
    • Gold, silver, platinum and so on all pass through certain conditions.
    • Gold too first densified with the Earth: at one time it was entirely
    • etheric gold. When we go back to the time when the Earth was still
    • united with the Sun, there was as yet within it no solid gold. The
    • These are the veins of gold which are now in the Earth. Gold is
    • gold and silver formed drops just as water does now. The fact that
    • place the separation of the Sun. Gold is condensed sunlight, hence the
    • Golden Age; Moonlight and silver: the Silver Age; Mars and iron: the
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    • when Old Saturn entered into its first beginning. Nothing of our
    • In childhood the foundation of what man will have in old age is
    • in old age under the weaknesses of his childhood. Only what man works
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    • surroundings in connection with objects, such as warmth and cold; this
    • cold? It is what is contained in the warmth ether. So the sense of
    • of the waters.’ At that time the world was simply water, even gold and
    • In the Old Indian civilisation man lived in a condition corresponding
    • On the other hand the members of the Sixth Sub-Race will hold the
    • incredible conservation of what is old. But such Societies as the
    • In the Fifth Sub-Race work is performed as a commodity (sold).
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    • in this other nation. Then we have a two-fold situation: the nation
    • under, how the World which preceded our Earth passed away. On the Old
    • process on the Old Moon. We can form a picture of the earlier process
    • now take the fact that on the predecessor of our Earth (the Old Moon)
    • man in a similar way to how this happened on the Old Moon. This is the
    • future. Not for nothing did the old Egyptians place the Sphinx in
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    • In places where the old
    • nourished in the body of the mother. This was the old form of
    • It is the old food of the Gods, the first form of nourishment on the
    • separated from the Sun they retained their old character: they again
    • order to rise again with the greatest power, He had to hold to what
    • with the old Eastern peoples we find all kinds of instructions about
    • in the East. But the Old must activate the New. Wherever in our time
    • contrary the Old is clear-cut, but has a critical, destructive
    • the Old Culture, who are the bearers of what spirals within the
    • infiltrated by the old. Haeckel is a man who swims in midstream and is
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    • Concerning Old Atlantis and the formation of the Fifth Root-Race or
    • that old race have learnt a variety of things from the later
    • essence of what had developed in the old Atlantean civilisation.
    • the North was the thought that their old form of culture would
    • the old Priesthood.
    • North. So the older stages of civilisations progressed towards what
    • older civilisations. The task which was represented in Abraham was to
    • Old Testament this is magnificently expressed as a kind of dawning of
    • normal surroundings, sold for twenty pieces of silver and cast into a
    • still kept an impulse from the old Initiation Schools in the Moorish,
    • certainly feels that the old
    • the ancient past, but something new, a new spiral. Into the old part
    • the future. This is related to the old wisdom as clear day
    • culture which will be different from the old. For this reason
    • Theosophy must not be only what is carried over from the old, from
    • The inherent culture of the future lies in the unfolding of what is
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    • hand, as a person develops from childhood on, we can see unfolding out
    • other crystals.* A new crystal receives nothing of the old one's
    • nervous system holds sway. The etheric body expresses itself in the
    • members; it withholds from the astral and etheric bodies their due
    • inwardness, express themselves in eyes that are dark and smoldering.
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    • our intelligence can apprehend, can lay hold of what comes to
    • unfolds what man can perform only through his intelligence. Then the
    • instructed by their organs — so said the men of old. I add to
    • their organs afresh.” (Letter to Wilhelm von Humboldt, 17th
    • which lie within the line of heredity. Man unfolds something which
    • qualities that are not inherited, he unfolds a life of soul
    • Thus man's life of soul is twofold: like the animal, his soul
    • being unfolds passions which are possibly far more injurious and are
    • vanquish the old death in life that is every and again renewed.
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    • it is in fact necessary to lay hold of man's other end.
    • that comes to expression. Thus when we lay hold of man by his other
    • you must be hypothetical; to talk of it may seem bold to some of you
    • spiritual and physical side he is an unfolding in space, gestures and
    • germinating forces in man, through the unfolding of which he can
    • mentioned but have also substantiated that the old saying “Blood
    • are taught by their organs, said the men of old. I add to this: man,
    • gold nor silver but something that gives me infinite joy — the
    • this we behold man's relation to the spirit, how he has
    • itself out entirely in the body, if it would hold fast to the body,
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    • We know that the old traditional conceptions, which were incorporated
    • But in times when the old methods of entering into relationship with
    • a definite mood. This was a practice to which the old initiate
    • in the centres of the Mysteries, the old initiates, when they had
    • so the old initiates poured out into cosmic distances the riddles
    • older Mysteries this was a very usual procedure. At certain times,
    • great riddles of existence. Rather did he believe that he must hold
    • upon the earth. The old initiate would have said: “That is only
    • from the earth towards the sun, the old initiates sent forth their
    • the earth” — the old initiate said: “That again is only
    • the earth on the waves of the moonlight.” Thus the old initiate
    • only the physical properties of sun and moon. The old initiate said:
    • is today seeking super-sensible knowledge cannot proceed in the old
    • these sense-perceptions themselves, it would be just as if an old
    • know he did, until the time of the full moon. The old initiate had to
    • for you to determine, as the old initiates were able to do, the
    • tell you the following story: “When I was thirty-five years old I
    • years old the solution to the problem arose from within me.”
    • In days of old, the initiates placed their questions within the womb
    • The old initiates knew these things. They saw that at such a moment
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    • individual as in man, but manifold, diversified, yet for all that of
    • the beings of the (Old) Moon-existence.
    • So when you look at the present solar system, you are beholding the
    • the Old Moon-existence; and what I describe as the Spiritual is
    • from the Moon — in this respect holding converse with the
    • represented it in those olden times — the Zodiac itself.
    • cosmic Beings themselves. The old initiates knew that if, for example,
    • 1. The effect of the Mercury-forces is that man can take hold of the
    • 2. The Venus-forces enable man to take hold of the fluids in his body.
    • not take hold of the fluids if the Venus-forces were not in the world.
    • 3. The Moon-forces enable man to take hold of the aeriform element in
    • man to take hold of everything that is fluid in him. Then they waited
    • until they came across someone in whom this inability to take hold of
    • for example, a man is unable to take hold of the fluid element even in
    • soul-and-spirit to take hold of the body; that its effect is similar
    • when illness was caused by a man's incapacity to take proper hold of
    • enable us to take hold of something, but they protect us from
    • dissolve in the Warmth. The Mars-forces hold him together, guard him
    • Mars and they hold man together in opposition to the tendency to
    • these forces to unite, the Mars-forces — which hold the human
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    • manifold ways with processes and with beings of the cosmos. If what I
    • death is manifold enough, but it becomes even more manifold,
    • strange fact is that the manifoldness presented by human beings
    • disappears when we pass into yonder world. And whereas we behold many
    • space. Between death and a new birth we behold many worlds and only
    • their manifoldness but all are embraced in one single human nature.
    • of spirit-and-soul to take hold of the solid constituents of his
    • organism. The Venus-forces enable him to take hold of the fluids in
    • passes through the gate of death. He beholds the life of instinct, of
    • We embrace space within ourselves as it were, and behold the
    • And with this is connected the experience of beholding as many worlds
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    • instance, in the process of the unfolding of blossom and fruit. The
    • What unfolds here would fall into decay but for the astral forces
    • as being of one and the same order. And what holds this whole
    • with the fact that plant-life on the earth exists in manifold forms.
    • cannot unfold. There, the forces which fetter the plant to the earthly
    • element are so overpowering that the unfolding of plant-life — in
    • towards the centre of the earth — and then unfolds outwards. The
    • are the manifold animal forms; within us, in our intellect, are the
    • Man has carbon working in his organism in manifold ways. Carbon is
    • unfold in a special way, for example in human propagation when in the
    • element which holds us firmly within ourselves, so that we are a
    • older science received these things through a kind of dreamlike
    • Take a specific case. The old Initiates took for granted the presence
    • human organism. In answer to that the old Initiate would have told
    • old mystical metamorphoses of matter. But now, those who have
    • — a little piece of diamond and this holds us firmly within our
    • with the old clairvoyance by the ancient Initiates.
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    • what the things themselves told us in the beginning, what they told us
    • what the years that have since passed have also told us.
    • What belief were we able to hold at the beginning, and later in the
    • hold their own in face of what the present and immediate future may
    • soul. What would the Greek souls have said to the image, the old
    • European soul the story of the Fall, the old story of Paradise, and
    • all that later ages received as the Old Testament. This would have
    • what manifold ways the soul has lived and experienced itself within
    • the riddle of life on being told how the first human being was there
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    • the old wisdom and remembers above all what has often been mentioned
    • life and to hold them together. In such a process, the etheric body
    • phenomenon. I could give examples of what I have just told you of the
    • surprised if I told you, for instance, in what way Dante was
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    • a few words today about the transformation and re-molding of man's
    • should it be assumed that human conceptions and representations hold
    • the Guardian of the Threshold — but he must also lay aside many
    • hold a lion responsible for its cruelty in the same way as we should a
    • Threshold, certain processes of the soul, feelings and desires,
    • completely cold, while another may experience a whole world of
    • there are manifold reasons why these conceptions can no longer be used
    • manifold feelings and sentiments, so that he is able to say, “My
    • glorious things. If you told him he had been deceived he would not
    • as a human being. This is the Guardian of the Threshold. He is there
    • mystery play, The Guardian of the Threshold, is meant to be
    • Of this realm's threshold since the world began,
    • What beings need to cross the threshold o'er
    • Threshold, we must really lay aside all that we know of ourselves, but
    • threshold is an inner experience in itself to which one must have
    • the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • The Guardian of the Threshold is there for a strange purpose. If it is
    • function of the Guardian of the Threshold. He must hold man back until
    • concept of the Guardian of the Threshold. I have tried to collect
    • that can lead us to the Guardian of the Threshold. Starting from this
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    • sound and smell, the world of heat and cold, and so forth, stream into
    • boundary where the Guardian of the Threshold stands? How much of all
    • across the boundary where stands the Guardian of the Threshold? It is
    • Threshold.
    • with what we may not only egoistically hold to be of value in life,
    • but must hold to be of value because through it we are men in the
    • ability to hold together what we experience, to reflect upon it in a
    • carry through because we foster this faculty of holding together what
    • longing to keep hold of what he has loved in sense existence. His
    • The Guardian of the Threshold
    • Guardian of the Threshold at the boundary, just as if it were the
    • crossing the threshold into the spiritual world, we have the power to
    • hold fast in super-sensible memory what we have left behind. If we are
    • lives on because in its hidden depths there are forces able to hold
    • holds active sway over my etheric body, and bit by bit awakens
    • The Guardian of the Threshold
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    • I have already told you how you stand with regard to these beings,
    • that, after crossing the threshold, after passing the Guardian of the
    • Threshold, the first memory images have nothing to do with the
    • split in two. He beholds the part he left behind with the Guardian of
    • the Threshold, and he beholds what, in the sense world, he called his
    • back in a purely human way, and holding fast to what is present in
    • What I have just told you cannot, of course, be understood as coming
    • Now why does this occur? If you take all that I have told you into
    • was man's development in old Lemurian times a kind of transition from
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    • worlds, they expect before everything to be told how, in such
    • showing how the ways of initiation are both manifold and varied.
    • Threshold. You are here shown, as it were, three different aspects
    • of the worlds are so manifold, the ways of individuals must be
    • manifold too. But when one first begins seriously to observe certain
    • who strive for spiritual knowledge to observe, in all their manifold
    • those of the natural world and, in all their manifoldness, are felt by
    • human race holding the opinion that, in all circumstances, one must
    • would soon seize hold of Ahriman and feel him to be a most easy-going
    • belongs to the obligations of the Guardian of the Threshold that
    • Thus, man can unfold what lies in his own forces alone for the
    • here repeat why as this has been told you frequently in earlier
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    • judgement and active understanding hold the field, will really be able
    • short of reading and writing. Those holding such opinions today are
    • shall pick out a recognised historian of the West, Leopold von Ranke,
    • without making Christ take part in it. In his old age it caused him
    • — I hold it to be supremely justified — but because one of
    • Threshold, “Thinking has a purifying force.” This
    • in words but by calling forth feeling for what is behind the Threshold
    • Threshold. He stands there because the human soul in ordinary
    • approaching the Guardian of the Threshold when they say they reject
    • that does not let them come to the Guardian of the Threshold. The
    • the Guardian at the Threshold of spiritual existence, anyone who knows
    • its hold. Because the message of this ray of spiritual light becomes
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    • consciousness, but we lay hold of these impressions, we turn them
    • four-fold human being. In ordinary life, the difference does not
    • must really hold good for all our fellow-men and it must also be
    • look towards a single centre and there behold oneself. It is as if
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    • Threshold protects us, but the gods hide from us. Our present
    • if the Guardian of the Threshold did not withhold from us the vision
    • threshold of the present horizon of our consciousness we should be in
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    • example the great importance of what is called the threshold of the
    • Guardian of the Threshold. For there he stands, at the point of which
    • with every perception we should behold this battle, if the threshold
    • contained in the feeling would lay hold of and give force to that
    • Guardian of the Threshold hides it from us because we can only judge
    • is not born during this period. This fourfold possibility which a
    • even comprehend this soul-seed in its fourfold nature. When we have a
    • below the threshold of consciousness, if the right relationship, the
    • hold sway that the super-sensible ideas furnished us by spiritual
    • upon them inwardly in the consciousness, to hold them as ideas and
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    • In recent lectures I told you
    • concrete, individual example. Suppose we have told a lie to someone
    • rebirth. Let us suppose we have told a lie to someone at some
    • we deviated from it when we told the lie. Thus one need only tell a
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    • thoughts, which became our memories during life on earth, unfold once
    • overcoming him, in another case it may be that he can hold out longer
    • old and we should see it clearly. These elemental beings themselves
    • we may die in very old age, we still could have enjoyed more,
    • beholding elemental beings and of having the inward feeling that the
    • consciousness shall dwell in it. Entirely below the threshold of
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    • opposite to the lie we have told, to rise within us and this torments
    • forces would have still been sufficient to enable him to reach old
    • power contained in Spiritual Science. However much they may scold, it
    • recognise this and find the remedy, when Spiritual Science lays hold
    • to behold them; vision will come, because the Spirit so lays hold of
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    • the threefold archetype of social life - the political state, the
    • the Old Moon evolution, this from the Old Sun, the Old Sun from Old
    • of cosmic responsibility which must overcome man if he holds in view
    • instinctive, when in their souls something of the old, atavistic
    • unfolded since childhood? But we can do this also in a special way.
    • brought by old age. Nowadays people very seldom think in that way
    • that much which used to unfold of itself in the soul now has to be
    • childhood, or in maturity, or in old age, if we remain shut up in
    • can be understood by the soul of another person who in old age
    • that man with another, but of the old with the very young?
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    • the threefold archetype of social life - the political state, the
    • spiritual life, should unfold freely and independently
    • wherever human fellowship unfolds. And accordingly, for anyone who
    • another in manifold ways. The connections formed directly through our
    • first truth was conveyed by Christ Jesus when in the old phraseology
    • connection human life is threefold, unfolding on earth between these
    • social organism must have a threefold structure, and that if
    • that they may reveal to you man's threefold nature which demands also
    • that your social environment on earth shall have a threefold
    • of the community of mankind, but on manifold sides a delirium of
    • justified perception for the old Hebrew people, since out of this old
    • Certainly, the old
    • experiencing a reversion to the old Jehovah-religion — with the
    • atavistic reversion to the Old Testament. Humanity is bent on
    • clearly understood: the way of nationalism is a reversion to the Old
    • encounter, however strongly I may hold it to be mistaken. The more a
    • life of older people so sharply severed from the life of the young as
    • which springs from taking hold of the life of the spirit and can be
    • twofold way, the way through thinking and the way through willing,
    • idealism, something unfolds. And this can be described only as a
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    • the threefold archetype of social life - the political state, the
    • is precisely from the adherents of the old religious communities that
    • not merely on faith or on an old tradition, but on the immediate
    • thoughts in a certain realm to-day? They hold a crystal in their
    • foundation for our judgment if we are to lay hold of the true reality
    • threefolding of the social organism — to the middle member,
    • most manifold forms. On the one hand we have the pious sheep who
    • point of view. To-day I must add that the antipathies which unfold in
    • life there is an unconscious unfolding of something whose influence
    • recognise the necessity of a threefold ordering of the social
    • spinning out the old traditions, but with no understanding for them.
    • — to bring home the point of the threefold ordering of a
    • threefold ordering! What is it, then, that distinguishes this way of
    • thinking, which comes to expression in the demand for a threefold
    • threefold ordering of the social organism! There is no question here
    • threefold social order, and they will themselves say how it should be
    • their spiritual forces unfolding in a quite different way? Deep
    • to say, rather: Try to work towards a threefold ordering of the
    • the spirit to seize hold of matter in real life.
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    • must also realize, I was only told that this lecture-course was
    • beholds spread out in space and going on in time is for him one, a
    • phenomena of Nature and must indeed hold good among them.
    • world of thought so that they then hold good in outer Nature, we get
    • We take hold of a warm
    • that the old view will serve no longer. No doubt they are still
    • shaking the old Newtonian conceptions about Gravitation, and bearing
    • witness how impossible it is to make do with these old conceptions,
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    • to take hold of such things as physical weight and buoyancy for
    • need some deepening of Science to take hold of these things. We
    • cannot do it in the old way. The old way of Science is to invent
    • us first hold to the phenomenon, simply describing the fact as it
    • and so on, — please to forget them now. Hold to the simple
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    • explain it thus, so he was told — The colourless light already
    • like so many soldiers. The seven naughty boys were there in the light
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    • what you actually see will emerge in all detail. Only you must hold
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    • however we must get hold of the pure facts.
    • need to get hold of today, for we shall afterwards want to relate it
    • with the old Konigsberg habit, by which I mean, the Kantian idea. The
    • and the same element with the so-called bodies whenever we behold
    • many ways — in and about the light itself. In the most manifold
    • therefore we behold, in and about the light.
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    • through the glass? You were no doubt told that rays of light proceed
    • Figure). Rays, you were told, proceed from the shining object. In
    • namely the polarity of warm and cold. Yet we must needs perceive an
    • 16th century, has quite lost hold of this difference. The
    • proceed at once to thought-out explanations, we can find manifold
    • could compute what these vibrating little cobolds must be up to in
    • of light. The sodium line is extinguished in its old place and for
    • which we behold as phenomena of light and behind which one had
    • times the old theories were rather shaken. Before these mutual
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    • as cold as you can bear. Then put both hands quickly back again
    • very warm to your right hand and very cold to your left. Your left
    • hand, having become hot, perceives as cold what your right hand,
    • having become cold, perceives as warmth. Before, you felt the same
    • sucking at us; when we are colder we feel as though it were
    • manifold and differentiated way — this upward and downward
    • in the manifoldly formed and differentiated outer air. It is no
    • together what I have just been shewing with what I told you before
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    • like that is of untold significance; nothing could be of greater
    • aspect: just as the muscles of the larynx take hold of the vocal
    • they take hold of it.
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    • applied it to the most manifold phenomena of Nature, — nor
    • and manifold as they appear. These tendencies were crowned to some
    • spreads out through space and takes effect at a distance, unfolding
    • old. What happens in any sphere of life, can only properly be
    • than that in Physics the old concepts are undergoing complete
    • Hertz's discoveries were still the twilight of the old, tending as
    • they did to establish the old wave-theories even more firmly. What
    • after the manner of the old wave-theories. Instead, they now
    • old-fashioned ether-movements.
    • Herewith the first breach had, so to speak, been made in the old
    • showering through space. The old wave-theory was shaken. However,
    • other: neither of the old conceptions — that of ether-waves,
    • is however to put it crudely, for we are really threefold beings:
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    • when Science thought that it had golden proofs of the universality
    • was no longer possible to hold fast to the old wave-theories. The
    • of matter itself in its old form. Out of the old ways of thinking,
    • proved complicated. As we say yesterday, manifold types of
    • start from these facts, I now want to unfold a point of view which
    • in the same abstract way as in the old wave-theory.
    • only look parallel so long as I hold fast to a space that is merely
    • hold of in a fully valid way with geometrical ideas derived from a
    • unfold when half-asleep belongs directly to the outer things which
    • you converse with physicists who were brought up in the golden age
    • of the old wave-theory, you will find many of them feeling a little
    • say: By all means let us calculate some law of Nature; it will hold
    • significant moments where they lose hold of the thought, yet in the
    • ceased to hold good at the end of this series. Many examples might
    • is most essential to give the realities a chance to unfold. We must
    • as well. Those physicists who go on thinking in the old way, will
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • aware of warmth and cold, smells, tastes, and so on. This is the world
    • and at most we can feel that colour and light, warmth, cold, and so
    • which he holds all his separate experiences together, is, as it were,
    • lose hold of our Ego, in sleep we lose not only our Ego-consciousness
    • least-to form an idea of why we lose hold of the Ego in that state.
    • What lies there is again twofold. One part of it is what we experience
    • experience. Therefore what is lying there in bed must be twofold: one
    • confront outer pictures, but we should remain inwardly empty, cold and
    • and ebbing away. And so on waking we enter a twofold being — we
    • fourfold being. Two of his members — Ego and astral body —
    • penetrates below that threshold where the soul-life is in other
    • the threshold are processes in his own etheric body. He then
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • third influence. The human soul has a threefold nature, and it can be
    • us remain cold and impassive but fills us with certain feelings. So
    • threefold life of soul by day is given over to the forces designated
    • system. You will have been told, in effect, that a gigantic nebula in
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • beholding the spiritual reality underlying them, is the Sentient
    • to behold the wisdom by which this structure was produced and were
    • thoughts: “When I behold what I am and compare it with what the
    • Guardian of the Threshold. The path into the spiritual world leads
    • investigator as the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold. Here already is
    • starry heavens and among other stars behold the planets at times when
    • training in the old Northern Mysteries, of which only the external
    • something else of great significance was connected with this beholding
    • behold is the body of spiritual reality lying behind it. Wonderful as
    • behold were he able spiritually to see through the spectacle presented
    • beholding our own inner being, we are also protected from beholding
    • thinking is utterly different from what it was in those olden days,
    • experiences are then similar to those that were induced in the old
    • will be recognised in the descriptions of the Old Saturn, Old Sun and
    • Old Moon conditions. By letting what is there said about Old Saturn
    • spring, and in the description of the Old Sun-evolution there is
    • Midsummer Night. The description of the Old Moon-evolution may evoke
    • Threshold is imperceptible to ordinary consciousness, so too is this
    • second Guardian, the greater guardian of the Threshold, who stands
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • passes either the Lesser or the Greater Guardian of the Threshold.
    • man when, after passing the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold, he
    • laid hold of his inner life, then after those ten years we can form an
    • that we pass the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold.
    • Lesser Guardian of the Threshold and may say to itself: I am paltry
    • effective hold of life. If we develop the force of feeling, we shall
    • been described, having passed the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold, we
    • passed the Guardian of the Threshold we feel it working on within us,
    • But a man who has passed the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold realises
    • unfold his faculties that the right forces serve his outer existence.
    • Feeling, Cosmic Thinking, and thinking, feeling and willing unfold to
    • Guardian of the Threshold and enable us to recognise the astral body
    • pass the Guardian of the Threshold.
    • between the Lesser and the Greater Guardian of the Threshold? After
    • Threshold we feel our sins of omission to be the destroyers of our
    • the moment we are passing the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold: These
    • experience can take a twofold form. As long as we are only aware of it
    • Thus when we pass the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold we have true
    • very probable — if we hold the belief that what we do not see is
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • idea of what it means to pass the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold. In
    • led past the Lesser Guardian of the Threshold into his own inner being
    • training in humility and selflessness will enable him to hold his own
    • the old etheric body had dissolved; only then could a beginning be
    • yet not lose hold of himself when obliged to have this experience. He
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • to hold in check this outpouring egoism, to keep a spiritual hold on
    • passing into the Macrocosm, for a man would lose hold of himself and
    • for attaining Initiation, but in olden times, especially in the
    • Mysteries in those olden times. The exoteric world today has very
    • Lesser Guardian of the Threshold and can perceive how imperfect he is
    • designations, the names, which since olden times have been used for
    • lays hold of us, kindles enthusiasm. By thinking of something midway
    • Old Saturn comes into existence. Through the co-operation of other
    • Spirits the planetary bodies we call Old Sun and Old Moon come into
    • air, water, earth, must also be considered. On Old Saturn, everything
    • was fire or warmth; during the Old Sun evolution, air was added;
    • during the Old Moon evolution, water. In describing the World of
    • word still conveyed its original meaning. The faculty man unfolds here
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • the senses only. Hence the old expression “Reason” used for
    • person, if he holds a contrary opinion, is wrong. This is what happens
    • always, by holding them, transcend ordinary human ways of thinking in
    • able to be in harmony even with people who hold the most contrary
    • threshold leading into the Macrocosm is crossed consciously. A man
    • the World of Spirit in such a way that he beholds himself calmly and
    • pass the “Greater Guardian of the Threshold.” It is this
    • Greater Guardian of the Threshold who effaces consciousness when we go
    • figure, the Greater Guardian of the Threshold. This mighty Guardian
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • arises through the fact that our eye holds back part of the light from
    • the Elementary World, our ear holds back part of the sound, our other
    • organs hold back part of the fire or warmth; what is not held back,
    • physical organism of the eye, for example. We hold back certain forces
    • our being able to hold it back.
    • By being able to hold it back. We become aware of a part of the
    • Elementary World by holding it back. We are a product of the
    • what has been described here? We should have to be able to hold back
    • World of Archetypal Images we should have to be able to hold back this
    • and then holding it back. We can only have a nervous system by
    • admitting the World of Spirit into ourselves and then holding it back;
    • ourselves the World of Reason and then holding it back; thereby the
    • possible for us to hold back a still higher world. We must be able to
    • send something towards it, as in our brain we send that which holds
    • something to hold back the forces of the World of Archetypal Images
    • Archetypal Images and, to begin with, hold it back. He engenders the
    • told by his teacher to contemplate, as a beginning, how a plant grows
    • hold back the World of Archetypes or Archetypal Images in the same way
    • visible to clairvoyant consciousness. For example, one unfolds like a
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • similar holds good in the higher worlds. Preparation has been made but
    • outside. On passing the Guardian of the Threshold the Ego is
    • warmth or cold. He knows through the thinking of the heart that the
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • man will behold the truth. But he will then have assimilated the
    • able actually to behold it. According to the degree of his development
    • stage of logic of the heart, the logic of the head had to be unfolded
    • the heart is the older organ and had to be elaborated in a certain
    • development, but only by conceiving it as the older organ of the two,
    • as an older ancestor of the brain. Anyone who puts the heart on a
    • side of a fifteen-year-old and says: These two are standing side by
    • boy of 15 is the son of the 40-year-old father. It is an absurdity not
    • older or younger formations, we shall not understand much about the
    • possible from outside to detect which organ is older or which younger;
    • is the Old Moon-state of the Earth, and the state into which the Earth
    • Jupiter-state. The Earth has evolved out of an Old Moon planetary
    • the Old Moon-state it was the forces of the World of Spirit that
    • the Old Moon into our Earth, the whole solar system changed.
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    • development that lead to crossing these two thresholds.
    • we call the Old Moon (not the present Moon). We also spoke of what
    • the Old Moon, in turn originate out of some other? Has the Earth had
    • and re-awakens in spring, to reach its highest point of unfolding in
    • Ego, of his feelings and impulses of will, man could not unfold this
    • different from the form that was his on the Old Moon, but also to ages
    • that the Old Moon-state was preceded by another state, one that we
    • rightly call the Old Sun-state. In this Old Sun-state the Sun could
    • comprehensible, namely, that the Earth was preceded by an Old
    • transformation of the Old Sun into the Old Moon and then into the
    • But this state itself, which we have called the Old Sun-state,
    • presupposes yet another. In the Old Sun-state there is already a
    • even earlier incarnation of the Earth. On the Old Sun, man was in an
    • further rarefication of the physical was the warmth (on Old Saturn).
    • call this the Old Saturn-state of the Earth. To clairvoyant vision it
    • warmth of Old Saturn was essentially different from our present warmth
    • burning substance. But on Old Saturn there was no air or gas. Imagine
    • is red hot. But during the age of Old Saturn there was nothing solid
    • They get excited by something that leaves me cold!” Such an
    • What, then, do we need to realise in connection with the warmth of Old
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    • that we are unable to cross the threshold with all the things
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    • and in life people like so much to stick to the old. One
    • it is irritating to someone who only wants all his old dogmas
    • the unfold-ment of some dreams is
    • These are two important characteristics that we must hold
    • are diseased, then the spirit-soul nature cannot get hold
    • Let us assume that as a forty year old person or younger,
    • that the human being can take hold of his eternal nature by
    • take hold of the eternal spirit of the world.
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    • five year old child — what
    • it in some other way. If the child is ten or fifteen years old
    • five year old, a child has certain capacities in his soul which
    • as the five year old child with a volume of Shakespeare. There
    • profound knowledge about such old ways of looking at life, many
    • Guardian of the Threshold, of the threshold which has to
    • feeling that something stood at this threshold, a being that
    • threshold from being crossed before they were
    • sufficiently prepared. The leaders of the old schools of
    • to approach the threshold who had not first been properly
    • told about this by Plutarch. This world picture of Aristarchus
    • suited to receive such a world picture; therefore the threshold
    • world picture. The Guardian of the Threshold had to protect him
    • human being were to be told about the nature of the
    • heliocentric system in the same way that it was told to the
    • side of the threshold which the ancient peoples were only
    • deal with the consequences of this crossing of the threshold.
    • therefore have to talk about a new threshold into the spiritual
    • to be able to hold out in a world which we enter without
    • Guardian of the Threshold, we cross over a new threshold into
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    • certain sense it is possible for every human being to unfold
    • this example, by means of meditation we hold the thought back so far
    • unfold an inner activity of thinking that is not connected with the
    • our meditation is really permeated by such feelings we hold back in our
    • cultivating the withholding of speech within the soul or, as the occultist
    • says, withholding the ‘word’ within the soul, we can
    • beings. For the occult development we attain through withholding the
    • word, or withholding speech, enables us to look into the successive
    • spiritual life of our planet. We become able to behold the Beings of
    • our meditation is filled with impulses of the will, we are holding back a
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    • the moment a man crosses the threshold leading from the world of the
    • one who has studied logic of the old Greek School of Philosophy where
    • the Mystery of Golgotha, as was indicated in the old Mysteries, by
    • earth, the direct impulse of Michael ceased. At the time when the old
    • came into the old Hebrew race and was led to His death within it. The
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    • myself, occupied as I am with the most manifold tasks, will be able
    • aim it was to uphold the absolute power of the Holy See.
    • he made good this desire by upholding consolidation of the Papal
    • spoke are taken at face value — fanatically upholding the
    • looking up at the starlit sky, his twofold soul mood characterized
    • told himself: “We can live here on earth with our knowledge,
    • with our concepts and thoughts. By means of these we can take hold of
    • gaze inward into itself, to behold the spirit shining forth within.
    • hold of the I. This shows that mankind could no longer see the spirit
    • symbols; but now Nicholas Copernicus boldly and firmly applied them to
    • behold the spirit realm. We must conceive the spirit realm as so far
    • depicted so boldly and rudely that it had to surrender itself to
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    • depths of evolution are so manifold and so significant that we can
    • Eckhart points to an older knowledge that has come down to him
    • less traditional. It was a recollection of far older visions, a
    • them. To the sages of old, the universe was not the machine, the
    • man looked at himself, he recognized himself as a threefold being. In
    • threefold entity of spirit, soul, and body: as spirit in his
    • could behold the archetype of spirit and because the cosmic expanses
    • all prior to the time of this old sage. Man now felt himself divided
    • the span of time between the old sage I have mentioned and Nicholas
    • regard the old Greek thinker Democritus
    • hold of the other side, the external side of what Cusanus could not
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    • never thought of these if he had not experienced a threefold
    • discover in the thinkers of old the modern concepts that have been
    • threefold membering will give you true insight into the human being.
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    • favor the old Ptolemaic system over the Copernican. But this must be
    • old experience-within-himself before he could accept a system with
    • fervently than the sectarians of olden days believed in their dogmas.
    • stragglers of the old view. He really does not speak about the cosmos
    • his whole soul in a bygone world perception, told himself with his
    • appropriate for his contemporaries. Belonging as he did to an older
    • experience the cosmos in the old way, the way that was suitable when
    • immense transformation in soul configuration that occurred as the old
    • as mere assertions, for he no longer had any trace of the old
    • say: I behold a color and there is vibrating movement back of it that
    • but provoke many objections in one who holds to the views prevailing
    • takes hold of everything in the cosmos that turns to dust, that
    • lived completely in the old view.
    • been taken hold of by this abstract mathematics that has gradually
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    • threefold orientation — up-down, left-right, front-back —
    • experience of warmth or cold.
    • reason is that the thought-forms of this older philosophy are totally
    • What would the old way of thought have said in such a case? It would
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    • but is dark, silent and cold. This produces some sort of effect that
    • can only be experienced outside the body. We should not be told that
    • that carries us to the sound that we hear. Instead, we should be told
    • known that this same spirituality must take complete hold of itself
    • about the reality of green and yellow, G and C-sharp, warm and cold,
    • discern this, we see how man inwardly unfolds the activity that
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    • old age, we are apt to say that we feel the weight of our limbs. To
    • some extent this is connected with weight, because old age entails a
    • gravity. In short, we can show in many ways that in older times there was
    • To see what happened to the older world view at the dawn of the
    • by a falling body. The older world view placed the visual observation
    • old instinctive clairvoyance. We will only succeed in this when we
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    • can behold the foundations of what takes place in the external
    • knowledge. It will unfold further in the future. If we have a certain
    • insight into what man regarded as knowledge during the age of the old
    • If you study the older texts on these
    • abstract, became mere thought. Just think how an old Indian
    • I can say that in the transition from an older epoch to the
    • men of old said: We have four elements, earth, water, air and fire.
    • told you earlier — that in each new epoch we see new
    • descriptions of the old traditions, but these are always less and
    • 2) interacting in the most manifold ways in the stomach, liver and so
    • because there was nothing left in tradition. He told himself: the
    • Nineteenth Century suffered from the inability to take hold of man
    • the old sense, are needed for this purpose even if pneumatology is
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    • hold of by the etheric body in such a way that it is in a constant
    • only if we find ways and means to inwardly take hold of the spatial,
    • hold of if all we see is that a body changes its position in space.
    • reason for moving slowly. We must be able to take hold of something
    • its mode of thinking can take hold only of the dead. The same is true
    • example, a twenty-five year old person need not only be observed in
    • I see when I behold the green tapestry of plants, the world of colors
    • don't take hold of them, we move like ghosts through the
    • we shall not establish a new medicine as a mere variation on the old,
    • therapy; namely, that the old, confused physiology finally be
    • corpse. Alongside the abstract indifferent cold knowledge, such a
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    • Heat is first known through sensations of cold, warmth, lukewarm, etc.
    • you hold your fingers in the two outer vessels you will note by your
    • vessel and you will see that to the finger which has been in the cold
    • vessel will feel cold. The same temperature therefore is experienced
    • in the future. For the old Grecian philosophers, Zeno in particular,
    • As soon as I cool it by pouring this cold water on it, the ball goes
    • often told you, the physicists would be tremendously surprised if they
    • which it could be said, in general, “it holds for the ear as for
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    • (It is obvious that the same rule will hold here as in the case of
    • handled are really not old. They began for the most part in the
    • They had lost the habit of really following things in thought. The old
    • with water or a pond, you will see that even in the very cold winter
    • importance in the household of nature. Now the manner of forming a
    • Therefore, let us hold strictly to what is given and from this seek an
    • explanation for the phenomena. We will especially hold fast to such
    • point of view, the old concepts still possible in Greece were robbed
    • words earth, air and water over into old writings where Grecian
    • the same meaning there. When in old writings, we come across the word
    • correctly translate old writings. But a profound meaning lies in this.
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    • when the fluid has vaporized, we would find by holding the thermometer
    • hold their shape of themselves, whatever form is given them they
    • or vapor I can hold only in a vessel closed in on all sides, otherwise
    • This holds, at least
    • direction. In order to hold it, I must put it into a vessel closed on
    • something is present which is not present in a gas. If we hold a wall
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    • found the place cold like a cellar, I would have hurried out and would
    • remember how I have often told you in these anthroposophical lectures
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    • externalization) is attaining in concept to an unfolding of the
    • will around the three angles. There is an unfolding of action
    • You will see from this that we are obliged to go back to an old
    • that the old Greek physicists called solid bodies Earth. They
    • the whole earth. The earth takes the sold captive when the latter goes
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    • compound; the principle holds for all of them. In this tube we have
    • In this way we can see how it acts. We hold the thermometer here in
    • You know that when we hold a solid in our hand and let go of it, it
    • nowhere. But when we hold correctly in our minds those things that are
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    • factors. Nor is it dependent on whether we hold this or that view of
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    • blood showed a different behavior in the tropics and in the colder
    • definitely not comprehended when I hold in mind only what goes on in
    • than a continuation of what I apprehend when I hold before my mind the
    • the liquid forces are such as to make it imperative that I hold this
    • that nature strives universally for that which it holds as impossible.
    • a certain way. Holding in mind this passage from solid to fluid and
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    • colder regions where he works more intensely in connection with his
    • when his environment is colder and he is thereby obliged to link his
    • unfolded before our eyes. In reality we are dealing with an
    • Recollect now what I told you yesterday. In the case of the spectrum
    • Now hold in mind this phenomenon and the ideas that arise from it and
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    • one end and hold the other end in a flame, you will soon have to drop
    • you hold a wooden stick in the flame in the same way, you will not
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    • heat is not present. We have here a cold spectrum.
    • longer hold to the energy principle put forth as gospel by Helmoltz
    • does hold.
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    • but an image and it is this we must hold firmly in mind. As a matter
    • water in contact with the wall on one side holding it at a temperature
    • melting ice to hold the wall at a temperature
    • or limit to human knowledge. It is extremely important that you hold
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    • the twelve-fold spectrum can be shown in its objectivity. Just this
    • discover by unfolding themselves adjacent to solid bodies, in relation
    • But a tremendously important thing unfolds for us when we take a
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    • of form get hold of the interpenetrating chemical effect. When we
    • we search for them we find them in what the older cosmic systems
    • You can see, my friends, how everywhere around you something old is
    • to see that something old is really dying out, for little is to be
    • an example. What is characteristic of the old schools is being carried
    • to bring to people the old, the disappearing. It is just in regard to
    • old way of thinking, for it has become old, it has had its day —
    • We have in every case tried to emerge from the old theoretical point
    • life to the old formulae. And they will find, when they apply to these
    • old formulae the ideas I have indicated to you, that certain
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture I: The Three Steps of Anthroposophy
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    • the warmth of the soul, has become dry, cold knowledge: and we no
    • Cosmos. This is just what the old Cosmology did, and it was
    • the life of the embryo and the subsequent unfolding in childhood and
    • can end with death. There was something in the older human wisdom for
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture II: Exercises of Thought, Feeling and Volition
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    • otherwise unconsciously unfolds itself from one human age to another,
    • consciously — that is in contradistinction to the old
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    • memory hold is only the abstract accompanying appearance of the real
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    • in the physical organism, the baby does to the old man on his
    • deathbed. Only with the soul, babyhood and old age do not develop in
    • old forms of Cosmology. Humanity had developed these ideas at a time
    • when an old dream-like Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition still
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    • the predestined course of earthly life. In fact, what older
    • holding on to his earthly life from birth or conception to death.
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    • universe is present, no less manifold than the physical outer world of
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    • sense-life on earth told him.
    • continued the ancient initiation-methods, told those who had ears to
    • The principles of initiation of the old world were lost to the outer
    • It was necessary for the complete unfolding of the ego-consciousness,
    • To those who could learn all this from their old initiation, the human
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    • In the head-organization a two-fold activity is thus enacted during
    • Christ-guide through this result. After the Fourth Century this old
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    • be disturbed if we went back to the old ascetic practices.
    • spiritual moon-activities, and it is they which hold man bound to
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    • could no longer be satisfied by the old forms of communicating spiritual
    • This old method of
    • what is told them the same logical intellect that is used for observation
    • into olden times, for example into the ancient Egyptian culture, and
    • Babylonian wisdom, stand before these objects like three-year-old children
    • Rosicrucian theosophy. By using an older terminology we could win over a
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    • communicated to us, I were told how I can myself develop clairvoyance?
    • planet upon which plant life unfolds is surrounded by collective life
    • it, and from the plant seed only the form. From the life of the old
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    • In studying the fourfold
    • The fact that he has the fourfold constitution of which we have spoken
    • the astral body is twofold. One part has been worked upon and purified,
    • ever onward. The etheric body of man is also twofold; one part has been
    • astral body is twofold; one part is the product of unconscious activity,
    • Man was a fourfold being
    • how the sevenfold being of man evolves through the incarnations. The
    • sevenfoldness or tenfoldness. We have thus a picture before us of man who
    • as it were to the level of the plant by day. He has become a twofold
    • a fourfold being but beings of a higher order take possession of the two
    • physical body it cannot unfold all its power but only as much as the
    • becomes free of the physical body and can unfold what has been inscribed
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
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    • here in the physical world as the result of the manifold circumstances
    • that the web woven out of karma there takes hold; gradually these forces
    • the influence of the physical body a man can unfold his memory only to a
    • is descending, work, where they take hold and how long they need for their
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
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    • physical heart. It is a marvellous structure, holding its ground all
    • is the oldest member of man's being, hence also the most perfect. A
    • Old Sun, and the third, Old Moon. We must not think here of the present
    • moon, which is only residue, dross or slag of the Old Moon.
    • moon has since olden time been called “moon.” Here it must
    • be remembered that the giving of names by the old occultists was by
    • The preceding planetary embodiment of our earth was the Old Moon; the
    • still earlier embodiment was the Old Sun, not the present sun, which
    • cosmic body is Saturn, Old Saturn, of which we have already spoken.
    • Old Saturn you would have found no earth, water or air; warmth or fire
    • “human” epoch on Old Saturn.
    • their distinctive characteristics and for these, man today owes twofold
    • when Saturn appeared again but metamorphosed, it was the Old Sun that
    • the warmth substance of Saturn had densified to a gaseous state. Old
    • so that on the Old Sun there was now warmth and air, and moreover light.
    • Saturn consisted of dark warmth; the second planet, Old Sun, consisted
    • of the seed of the physical body of man. Now, on Old Sun, something
    • the etheric body into themselves. On the new planet, Old Sun, there
    • concerned were obliged to assume their old form once again.
    • were to be found on Old Sun? Certain Spirits of Personality had not
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    • as Old Moon. We heard that the first embodiment of our planet was that
    • of Old Saturn, the second that of Old Sun and the third that of Old
    • during the Old Moon embodiment. The Sun, progressing as it was within
    • the planetary body, namely, Old Moon itself, still containing all that
    • on Old Moon and the same happened to the beings inhabiting it.
    • its forces worked upon Old Moon from outside. The subsequent
    • kingdom that came into existence on Old Moon now received the forces
    • Old Moon came into existence. As yet there was no mineral kingdom but
    • mineral in character. This formed the ground of Old Moon; it was a kind
    • on a mineral ground, on Old Moon it was semi-solid, semi-fluid ground, a
    • on Old Moon, a kingdom that was at the same time half-living. The ground
    • is the only reminder of a certain inner life. On Old Moon there were
    • substance on Old Moon. The Old Moon was like a great organism, living
    • of today. These Old Moon plants were composed of mineral substance,
    • there were horny or woody formations. In the environment of Old Moon, like
    • on Old Moon. As you know, plants on Old Moon were not rooted in mineral
    • Mistletoe, for example, is a descendant, a straggler, of an Old Moon
    • The latter is a being belonging to Old Moon, whereas Baldur is a being
    • kingdom on Old Moon, between the animal and human kingdoms; it was the
    • reveals this condition to have been permanent on Old Moon. The astral
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    • spirits who ought in reality to have completed their task on Old Moon.
    • of man's constitution on Old Moon. They were, however, incapable of
    • because on Old Moon they had not known of its existence. The luciferic
    • for that was a task they had already accomplished during the Old Moon
    • Old Moon. As a result there were implanted into man urges, desires and
    • to have access to him. The luciferic influence had a twofold effect
    • man was again no longer able to behold the spiritual. These were the
    • hold man back in his development to spirituality. It was especially
    • men of still being able to find traces of human evolution in those olden
    • no longer equal the achievements of the old Atlanteans but they were
    • old initiates or magicians who had not persisted in clinging egotistically
    • that time, in Atlantis, the representatives of culture, the old magicians,
    • as at that time the old initiate gathered his host together locally,
    • congregation, whose hands, folded in devotion, mirror its forms and
    • world was barren, cold and dark for him. During the post-Atlantean era,
    • they told those who were living between death and a new birth about
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IX: Man's Experience after Death
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    • dark, empty and cold. The soul was no longer capable of experiencing
    • of men not only here on earth but also in yonder worlds. When they told
    • the dead anything about the world this side of the threshold, these
    • Herewith Christ confirms that the Old Testament had proclaimed in advance,
    • contemplating the Gospel of St. John or the passages in the Old and
    • the Greco-Latin epoch, if the human soul had remained in the icy coldness
    • earth has received an inheritance from Old Moon. The three lower bodies,
    • blood kinship. In the Old Testament we hear of Noah and other tribal
    • the spirit of love and lets it hold sway from individual to individual.
    • teaching. Through observing old age, illness, death, and so forth, the
    • Three: Old age is suffering?
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    • tradition, they still knew of the existence of the old Mystery wisdom
    • about the the great cosmic laws of karma and reincarnation. On Old Moon
    • soul draws it in again like a limb. On Old Moon the human soul underwent
    • The pupil of the old
    • witness of the spiritual world. Such was the form of the old initiation;
    • involved can achieve what, through the old initiation, was meant to be
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    • civilisation, it has always described itself as possessing the old
    • was an old custom, dating from the middle ages, when it was thought
    • be too arid, too dry and cold to express the highest truths. Besides
    • conviction brought it to pass, that in the olden times, down to the
    • can lay hold of this “dying and becoming!”
    • “A wooer bold, within the tepid bath,
    • gold, but he demanded fruits of the Earth, which they did not
    • possess; they had nothing but gold, and he would not be paid with
    • that. Gold coins, said he, were injurious to the River, it cannot
    • bear such gold; which signifies that man can purchase wisdom with the
    • fruits of the Earth. This is a profound wisdom; gold signifies the
    • Hence it is impossible to satisfy the River with gold; with that
    • piece of gold and concealed it in a cleft of the Earth, and here the
    • knowledge, permeates itself with the gold; this “self” is
    • and lives in humility, — then the gold of wisdom is in its
    • within, because it had taken in the gold of wisdom, humility.
    • The old man with the lamp is another figure — what does he
    • old man with the lamp, — the light of occult knowledge cannot
    • the gift of the golden King is Wisdom, that of the silver King is
    • present age. The old man said of the fourth King “Er wird sich
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    • A wooer bold.”
    • Wisps take gold as nourishment, they eat it, and it permeates their
    • that a River cannot bear gold, it would make it surge up wildly. Gold
    • Wisps scatter their gold about in the meadow. There they meet with
    • beings are to be found therein. And now comes the Old Man with the
    • Lamp. The Serpent, through the gold it had swallowed, has become
    • the Old Man has the property of only shining where light is, and it
    • is the Serpent, luminous through the gold, and on the other the Old
    • Man with the Lamp, which is also a light. Through this two-fold
    • corners are four kings; a golden, a silver, a bronze king and one
    • love whereby all men can understand one another, and the golden king
    • Serpent. The golden king is Manas, for gold always signifies Manas.
    • versa. All mankind shall be united in harmony. The Old Man with the
    • the higher Mysteries. The Serpent and the Old Man with the Lamp have
    • aware of this, through certain secrets. The Old Man says he knows
    • The Serpent whimpers something into his ear, whereupon the Old Man
    • Will of the Wisps go to the Wife of the Old Man and there they behave
    • in a very curious manner; they licked the gold off the walls. They
    • forth again. Mops eats the gold and dies; for everything living must
    • Serpent, and therefore it is death-giving. The Old Woman had to
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    • older than Christianity. Indeed, it was celebrated in all historical
    • knowledge of ancient Persia, and even older times.
    • Brahman. All manifoldness proceeded from Brahman, the Divine Unity.
    • speak of a trinity, of a threefold Divine Person, but solely of a
    • Akashic Record the way this twofold form of mankind expressed itself.
    • captured the Golden Fleece. A further important turning point is
    • to the threefold aspect of the Godhead and perceived a divine Trinity
    • find a sevenfold initiation of those permitted admission to the holy
    • have just expressed. That is the fact that not only the Threefoldness,
    • but the Fourfoldness has become sanctified, that Holiness has
    • spirituality arose from the great cold.
    • that we are told by those human beings who speak, not out of mere
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    • “Nature! By her we are encompassed and enfolded, unable to withdraw
    • before, what was does not return — all is new yet always the old.
    • Not Amazed, cold visits only thou allow'st;
    • compare them with the irregularity and chaos holding sway in human
    • Here also the Ravens are the messengers. Even the Old Testament speaks
    • “Nature! We are encompassed and enfolded! ...” we may be clear about
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    • celebration of Christmas is old. The festival at Christmas time was
    • occurs. In the great Mysteries man was permitted to behold the active
    • spiritual beings, to behold the world of the spirit around him in
    • In his preparation, the pupil was told that the one who really wished
    • were told, "you behold only an image; later you will experience what
    • The pupils were now told that what they had experienced was called,
    • life is born. They were told that just as the sun force, after it had
    • the Christ Birth Festival. They brought to the Child gold, the symbol
    • The square is the symbol of the fourfold nature of man: physical body,
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • permeate us through colors, sounds, warmth, and cold and through all
    • warmth, cold, all that is embodied in the laws of nature —
    • gradually, manifold beings disclose themselves — those beings
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    • us be quite clear as to how far this is the case. I have told you that
    • are also connected with these beings. An old expression has therefore
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    • few footholds through which he can become free from himself, and
    • and hold fast to an attribute. Such pictures are useful for occult
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    • old manifestation of the being will still exist; it still remains and
    • folded; it we feel the gestures, the physiognomy, and the colors of
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    • just as we speak of a threefold external covering, so can we speak of
    • a threefold soul: — the sentient soul, the intellectual soul or
    • Threefold Divine Life, Which creates for Itself sheaths in the
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    • omitted which should hold good in all natural science. How often are
    • children told at school — at least I do not know whether it is
    • done here, but in Central Europe they are always told — that
    • pole, then one begins to turn, and behold, out of the drop of oil
    • investigation, and when this same truth shines towards us from the old
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    • years old were suddenly to arise within him, and all the concepts
    • that the old condition of our earth might pass over into our present
    • longer rightly organized for the understanding of these old facts. To
    • compounded in such a way that it was entirely composed of gold. This
    • gold was, however, only to be extracted from alluvial deposit left by
    • the water in an estuary, and the whole power of this alluvial gold was
    • example, to show you how one must often understand things in the old
    • insect comes near them, fold their leaves together so that they draw
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    • manifold mistakes and misunderstandings. Thus, misunderstanding would
    • When the earth was Moon — the old Moon, not the present one
    • Spirits of Motion hovered as it were, over this old Moon and allowed
    • the old Moon had disappeared and an interval had gone by, and the
    • the old Sun-condition; the etheric body of man was then derived from
    • or through a misrepresentation of them. In all things we must boldly
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    • the astral body in man or animal holds together the etheric body from
    • sun; and this mineral is gold. Gold is that Luciferic mineral
    • planets, but by the sun. Hence the occultist has allotted gold to the
    • in the earth so that the direct power of gold might be weakened. This
    • created in a very peculiar way. We are told that Lucifer appeared to
    • Eve and told her that if she would do as he wished, her eyes would be
    • the earth and produces gold. It was necessary therefore that other
    • Wisdom holding the Luciferic principle in subjection. The occultists
    • Please hold fast the thought just mentioned in connection with the
    • space. In olden times Saturn would have revealed himself definitely
    • spiritual principle was first revealed to humanity in the old Hebrew
    • mature, will ray down from the sun, and Whose appearance was foretold
    • point out that in antiquity Jehovah is but Christ foretold.
    • right to us today; but at that time when people knew from the old
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    • holds as possessions.
    • were told through Moses that the force that had proclaimed itself in the
    • what was to occur on earth through Christ was foretold in the Old
    • Jewish people in the account of the Old Testament. The Jewish people
    • the ego was first given to the Jewish people in the form of the old
    • bodies. His people had to be told that the conditions of their lives,
    • Commandments, what the Jewish people are told about their effect upon
    • allows you to live in good health until old age. This is clearly
    • prophesied, had to be told, “Make yourselves aware that all about you
    • ego within you.” Thus what we are told right at the start, in the
    • becomes necessary for man to take hold of what is outside and around
    • understood the special power of the Jehovah God and hold before us the
    • spirit that are given. He who holds to these Commandments not in an
    • during the time of Moses. They told themselves that the ego impulse
    • in the Old Testament.
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    • seeing, but a remembering that took place, in the same way that an old
    • moment had been foretold by the prophets of ancient times. It was said
    • could be called blessed. Such a man was a seer in the old sense and he
    • beginning of a new stage in the evolution of mankind. Onto the old
    • influence our knowledge so that men will renounce the old mentality
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • impossible had not the Christ impulse taken hold of a large part of
    • the beginning of our era, this impulse had taken hold of a man who was
    • unfolding of the Ego. But they change in such a way that they cannot
    • happened before this time we may be told by our parents or elder
    • Thus the course of inner development of mankind is twofold. The
    • the means of the old religious confessions; in the ancient
    • now is in our culture, is a sort of reminiscence of the old Moon-time.
    • the old Saturn-time, as the Zarathustra culture is a reminiscence of
    • the old Sun-time, so is the Osiris-culture a reminiscence of the old
    • before on earth, because already in the old Moon-time it had separated
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    • particular religion holds sway will not, on account of this religion,
    • Christianity told. It must be stated entirely differently.
    • out of, the divine spiritual evolution. On the old Moon a series, so
    • which this was still felt in Greece, in the time of the old heroes,
    • discharging their old Karma in the incarnations.
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    • awakes. Threefold, however, do we find is that which the child
    • awaking. Indeed, something of this threefoldness is observed with that
    • of this threefoldness really becomes clear to one only when it is
    • the physical-corporeal existence. This threefoldness is the learning
    • being passes through this threefoldness in an age like the springtime
    • bring reality into cognition through beholding the actuality of the
    • again in a threefold manner with his primordial form between sleeping
    • we during sleep in a threefold relation with the spiritual world: with
    • behold the preceding earthly existence in its after effects. We see
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    • to know something of the Christ, you must not hold fast to your
    • disappeared. In tradition human beings still hold fast to the
    • not merely an event that has laid hold upon the physical, earthly
    • With this earth we are beholding what leads over into the Jupiter
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • souls. These depths are taken hold of by forces which, in the
    • — are scarcely older than this century. They are forces which
    • yourselves in accord with what an older generation has to say to the
    • in philosophy, the deep gulf between the older and younger
    • considered today. Today the younger and the older generation speak
    • extent than is realized. It attaches no blame to an older generation
    • thought belonging to the older generation — one of their
    • the former generation and had become old. First they discarded the
    • lived through it, who, without necessarily growing old, have reached
    • thought no longer unfolds the power to steel the will in such a way
    • in your souls. You have grown up and have come to know the older
    • generation. This older generation expressed itself in words; you
    • to you in this older generation. Men passed each other by. And in
    • this older generation there also presented itself the impotence of
    • were the young, and on the other, the old. The old man said: “That
    • they did not break through it. Besides, being cold in heart they did
    • not thaw the ice. The younger people stood side by side with the old,
    • to get old.
    • not linked up with the old but is divided from it by an abyss. It is
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • and genuine manhood has no kinship with this cold, objective,
    • laboratories, scientific institutes, hospitals and the like. The old
    • common. In a certain respect this holds good right up to very late
    • young and old, could come to an understanding with one another about
    • Nature. When the old speak of Nature it is as though they were
    • and we hear the names from the old, but they do not tally because the
    • as part of history, but history in a new, not old sense.
    • human perception there still lived a great deal of what was old.
    • up to be what they want to be when they are old. For after all we
    • must grow old in earthly life — however young we may still be.
    • olden times human beings were young and grew old in a more natural
    • way. Today people cannot be old and young in a way that is true to
    • what it means to be old. Nothing is known about it and that is why
    • they may grow old respectably. But nobody knows how to direct things
    • can decently assimilate what will enable them to become old in a
    • had in olden times with the spiritual world. This was inevitable
    • occur somewhat earlier than the time when the old inheritance had
    • through the old inherited qualities of soul. Just imagine what it
    • first third of which there fell the Christ Event, the old era came to
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • belonging to reality. You need only look at the literature of olden
    • obliged to be always awake we should very soon become old-at least by
    • the end of our twentieth year — and more repulsively old than
    • sleeping consciousness can he work upon himself. And in olden times
    • about certain things, whereas the men of old were altogether naive.
    • very clever and the older one very phantastic, but if we consider the
    • preserved some of the older kind of thinking) has quite definite
    • nothing new; all he has is the old kind of thinking and it is
    • taught to seventeen- and eighteen-year-olds, you would soon see what
    • merely to speak about the Spirit, but out of the Spirit, to unfold
    • product of the old.
    • called upon to uphold the spiritual. I do not mention these things
    • theosophical sectarianism told me of his impression of the lectures in
    • the present day to be cold, arid. It must be given life and inner
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • speak here of what holds good universally — that it is proven
    • faculty of understanding driving away the old spirituality.
    • living Spirit in the old natural way.” Provided this idea is
    • should be capable of unfolding an entirely new human feeling. We only
    • activities unfolded towards the outer world happen to suit other
    • For him there was nothing more important than to put aside the old
    • himself as a destroyer of the old ideas. It was really very
    • remarkable. The old ideas had already been destroyed by the spirit of
    • third of the nineteenth century. The old spirit was already in ruins.
    • inwardly holds up before him — there can be no link between
    • people today, we need something more than a revival of old concepts
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • the faculty of perception of the divine-spiritual in the old sense
    • us consider the moral intuitions of olden times. History has become
    • not arise as a result of inner effort. For this reason the Old
    • century: Certain circles realized that the old intuitions, the
    • prove with his head the ideas of the people of old, moral intuitions
    • not only the thirty-year-olds but also the twenty-year-olds would
    • have been going about with bald heads, and the fifteen-year-olds with
    • With the loss of the old intuitions we are facing Nothingness. What
    • thinking, by which I mean the unfolding of primary, original
    • longer given in the form of the old impulses. Intuitions must be
    • old intuitions were always given to groups. There is a mysterious
    • to groups of human beings in association that the old intuitions were
    • beholding and the kind of proofs necessary for the side issues are
    • see, this suited the old, who held the control of culture in their
    • definite cleavage between young and old. And this cleavage is due to
    • has once grasped the spiritual then one can unfold the forces which
    • efforts are made, one cannot lay hold of the living. To grasp the
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • older towards the younger generation must assume a different
    • the older generation that has, in the way I have described, carried
    • about the only saying which can hold its own against the objections
    • an interesting study of how these impulses to obey the old moral
    • old moral intuitions have lived themselves out in historical
    • intuitions. And then it dawns upon us that the old moral impulses
    • evident by contrasting the atavistic elements of the older age which
    • obedience to duty; only the cold statement: “I must perform my
    • down from former times out of old moral impulses, there stands the
    • summons to mankind, out of the depths of his soul, evermore to unfold
    • individualism, which holds the community together and fills it with
    • learn in the presence of every human being to unfold feelings which
    • little of the ethical intuitions of old but will emphasize how a
    • of man, but not a knowledge that makes us cold towards our fellow-men
    • For in religious instruction we are told what man is without his
    • life. This was so in olden times. The human being was a totality:
    • as a member of the older generation, this confidence is transformed
    • everyday life. In olden times all moral life was a special part of
    • profound is the tragedy of the young who had to follow the old? —
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • in the feelings of those who had grown older in years but were not
    • inwardly old. It was not clearly expressed in words, but in other
    • urge to tire these forces by what was told them by their elders. But
    • being at all. People no longer feel how the human element holds sway
    • which encircles us with warmth or cold but something that gradually
    • men of knowledge. I do not know if others as old as myself have had
    • that — and boldly setting to work to give his lesson out of
    • who is so much older, doesn't know even yet and reads to me out
    • young physically — mostly very old. They were to be met in
    • to listen to the explanations given to old myths and sagas. And oh!
    • inner being what neither parents, nor teachers, nor even the old
    • science that has grown old and is no longer wholesome for the soul to
    • what belongs to present and future ages must link itself with older
    • phenomena of human evolution. The difference consists in these old
    • conscious. But we must in many respects go back to older contents of
    • Spirit prevailing in old Brahmanism in the ancient East. The old
    • told them. They did not distinguish between what they themselves
    • their heads, if we count this “what is told us by others”
    • in thinking that aimed at synthesis and regarded what he was told by
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • should ask the older generations: Can we discover the Spiritual in
    • need a psychology without soul. But the whole age said: We older
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • of this, their intellect was not so cold, so lifeless and dry as ours
    • suppose that a three-year-old child were to resolve not to pass
    • cannot know anything about it. Before this we cannot unfold that
    • older, just as the infant is dependent on its mother's breast —
    • that time it was known among older people, especially if they wanted
    • believe in what we, according to our knowledge, hold to be true.”
    • told them what he knew. The first step was to show what one could do,
    • and thinking and of letting beauty hold sway in their speaking.
    • teacher coming into play, and his good side is quite unable to unfold
    • the old order in which intellectual or mind soul encountered
    • it is a matter of the unfolding of will and not of a theoretical
    • up to those who are older. When they only know that the teacher has a
    • Have the older people an answer for this? And it became clear to the
    • head, heart and will. The seven-foldness of grammar, dialectic,
    • older cultural order; it was of the nature of art. Today too we need
    • primary school age and far beyond it, for as long as education holds
    • those who are older. The youth movement cannot be a mere opposition,
    • a mere revolt against the older generation, for then it becomes like
    • when there is as natural an urge towards those who are older as the
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • relationship was established between the younger and the older
    • Greece, cannot be grasped by modern concepts. Even for the old
    • could no longer believe in the ideas imparted by the older people in
    • candle that he lit by holding a burning-glass to catch the first rays
    • golden vessels giving!”
    • own life inwardly will discover that these changes hold good.
    • set free with the drying up of the body. And people in olden days
    • in men: True, he is getting physically old, but he has to thank his
    • and the other Michelet. Zeller was seventy years old and thought he
    • tremendous vivacity. Eduard von Hartmann told me this himself.
    • Michelet was, as I said, ninety years old!
    • Patriarchs? They said: It is beautiful to get old. For then one
    • at that time, there was the desire to get old because it was felt
    • considerable age, but no longer as in the old Indian epoch — in
    • whereas formerly, the older he became the more did the spiritual
    • emphasis is no longer placed on what the old become merely by growing
    • older. Intellectualism is left which, between the eighteenth and
    • wants to prove it intellectually, an eighteen-year-old could refute
    • within you who can bring out of the spirit an unfolding of the will.
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • philosophic system, but that it lays hold of his own individuality,
    • only happen when he is able to behold the pre-earthly. But he can
    • provide schools with enough teachers unless one holds to the
    • should not say this, but in spite of your youth movement you are old
    • in man's life as a whole as it unfolds on earth.
    • experience which takes hold of us inwardly, which is something for
    • intellectualism only takes hold of man's head. And once when I
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    • poetical language no longer suitable for today, former ages foretold
    • so, we should be understanding only the old again. We must learn to
    • truth is that outer Nature draws it forth. In olden times men saw the
    • Athene and densifying, so that in olden times it would have seemed
    • oldest Mysteries the pupils were principally taught that the sense
    • which today lies deep beneath the threshold of consciousness. Why do
    • something altogether different; a man, belonging to the old Indian
    • another age came in my book Occult Science. I have called it the old
    • culture, mummified the human body. In the epoch of the old Indian
    • on the land or someone working with his hands, or a scholar, it holds
    • councilor and a privy councilor. In the case of a soldier, in the
    • theorizing. One grows into education by getting older and meeting
    • younger human beings. And only when one has grown older and has met
    • in older cultural epochs. Education was not talked about in earlier
    • between young and old it is of infinite importance, and an absolute
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    • in which the older and younger generations speak "entirely different soul
    • humanity molded what was experienced inwardly into abstract concepts.
    • we go deeply into the old world of thought, into that of the twelfth,
    • even those who still cling to the older concepts no longer hold to
    • handing on the old no longer living ideas and traditions. Only with
    • consider the picture of the dragon; in olden times it had a prophetic
    • meaning and pointed to what would come in the future. But olden times
    • seized hold of everything in the human being, making him a being of
    • can give. The old religions cannot do this; they have allowed
    • old had received, saw the dragon coming towards him in botany,
    • concern as man. In olden times this picture was still seen in
    • from the old because they want to escape from the region of the
    • the last third of the nineteenth century, the older generation felt
    • dear friends, in olden times when an atavistic clairvoyance was still
    • that it may hold together. Otherwise we shall have the spirit so
    • guide the young to listen to the old, and the old to have something
    • the older generation dangled the dragon in front of youth, they fled
    • itself by older and younger generations having something to say to
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    • his head is concerned, the element in which the Spirits of Form unfold
    • becomes sclerotic, as nearly everyone does to a certain degree in old
    • permeates everything in which we live. Please hold this fact in mind
    • and the Divine element which holds the balance between the two. This
    • threefold order. Consider from this point of view Milton's Paradise
    • a real comprehension of a threefold world structure, you have instead
    • on the basis of the threefold structure of world existence. Then it
    • the concept of the threefold nature of the human organism or the human
    • the threefold human being but only in a twofold human being. The
    • threefoldness is replaced by twofoldness.
    • attention from the true threefold ordering of the world and direct it
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    • position to show how this spiritual element takes hold of the
    • of the activity of the head: there is no unfolding of organic
    • unconscious clairvoyance. If you consider the Old Testament you will
    • from former discussion). Those who helped in bringing about the Old
    • how the Old Testament came into existence, but I should like to point
    • During these ancient times of the Old Testament people knew that the
    • sleeps during the day. In the time in which the Old Testament
    • waking life, of that world which the prophets of the Old Testament
    • were able to behold in those times which they experienced as permeated
    • able to behold, through day-revelation, that which in earlier times
    • must penetrate these mysteries. It must, boldly and courageously, face
    • the knowledge that through taking hold of new divine mysteries it must
    • which beholds the concrete-spiritual which works, although in a
    • the kingdom of the Word in order to behold the divine mysteries.”
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    • existence as head-beings. Now, I have told you that this is only one
    • If we now hold this eighth sphere in view, we find living there not
    • upward trend will arise in our bodily development. We must take hold
    • then hold the view of Haeckel who, under the influence of a certain
    • between beauty and ugliness. And if we wish really to take hold of art
    • not yet been taken hold of by the decline of Earth evolution,
    • be a flight from reality. He must, boldly and courageously, confront
    • clever handling of it were able to hold it in front of you in such a
    • results of these age-old concepts which are divested of all content
    • out of their old soul constitution. Now this possibility has ceased;
    • often mentioned it here — and which will lead the old impulses of
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture IV: The Culture of the Mysteries and the Michael Impulse.
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    • evolution unfolded we can do so best by considering and arranging the
    • mode of thinking took hold of mankind. In the middle of the fourteenth
    • I have often told you that we human beings are completely awake only
    • wisdom is contained in all this, but a wisdom he cannot take hold of,
    • that since he cannot yet take hold of its wisdom. We may say: the
    • this law does not hold good.
    • In this way we may inwardly comprehend the threefold human being. And
    • holding sway in thinking, even in thinking void of content.
    • This is the first thing we have to hold fast: atheism is a disease.
    • take hold of one's own spirituality in order to find the connection of
    • way. Remember what I have told you today about the three kinds of
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture V: The Michael Deed and the Michael Influence as Counter-pole of the Ahrimanic Influence
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    • Revolution matters have gradually changed, but still, old remnants
    • the natural-scientifically orientated thinking began to take hold of
    • of which I told you yesterday that it exists in the deeper strata of
    • hold of the middle stratum of consciousness, if man really permeates
    • three-fold social order they are appealed to for the first time.
    • present-day human thinking, the holding sway of an instinctive life
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture VI: The Ancient Yoga Culture and the New Yoga Will.
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    • of two members, so that on the whole we obtain a three-fold membering,
    • holding sway in the regions of the civilized world of that period
    • reflection is preserved for us in the Old Testament. There something
    • under the after-effects of the culture in which a twofold element is
    • lost. That means, we have to acquire the ability of taking hold of
    • Vol. IV: Dreigliederung und soziales Vertrauen (The Threefold
    • of finding something which the human being lays hold of within
    • stated at the beginning of the Old Testament: “And God breathed
    • hold of the human will that streams up, out of the third stratum of
    • is taken hold of by the deeply subconscious, inner soul process, so
    • makes it possible for us to sense the unfolding of our will in the
    • in which Earth evolution unfolded. Air and light have changed
    • remain in the old beaten tracks, who do not wish to arouse themselves
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    • occurring when you resolve to take hold of a book and your hand then
    • between your conscious thought: “I want to take hold of the
    • science of history is not much more than a hundred years old. I do not
    • of ever-day consciousness. Such conceptions cannot lay hold of
    • that much that arises in our souls is in truth told us by the dead.
    • Anyone who grew up among the old peasants in rural districts knows
    • and cold concepts, but recall a moment when we grew warm at his side,
    • when he told us something dear to our heart; if we remember the
    • the moment of falling asleep, the moment of waking up. I have told you
    • The young die and the old die. The death of younger people is
    • different from the death of older people in its relation to the living
    • older people that have died. It is easiest to express these things
    • behind do not lose the younger souls, the older people, after having
    • different from the grief and sorrow which may be observed if an older
    • It is different when we mourn an older person who has left us. There a
    • most suitable for the commemoration of an older person who has died.
    • And if we wish to foster the memory of an older departed person, it is
    • feeling and will. If we take hold of spiritual-scientific thoughts
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    • The same holds good for other spheres of life. As I pointed out to you
    • when the old differentiations had to vanish, when the divided human
    • ourselves of old prejudices and consciously to understand the facts.
    • lay hold of ever more extended circles of our contemporaries.
    • Recall what I told you the day before yesterday. I said: If a human
    • And again, I told you: If an older person is torn from his family, he
    • nevertheless holds good) this human being's constitution might have
    • human being then beholds the relinquishing of his organism to the
    • science, they would have to hold such views. There are these sharp
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    • the threefold structure of human consciousness (reflective or mirror
    • encouraged her to speak of it, she told of an experience she
    • experienced this but, since he was told about it, he
    • American. The trouble had taken too strong a hold; it should
    • and cold hearts.”
    • with thick skulls and cold hearts. The idea of God” (he
    • awaits him should it again occur to him to hold his neighbor
    • yet have been investigated only by the old, inadequate methods,
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    • the threefold structure of human consciousness (reflective or mirror
    • that acts below the threshold of consciousness, leading
    • way: as soon as the threshold of consciousness is
    • culture: the Indian, the old Persian, the Chaldean-Egyptian,
    • Secret of the Threshold.
    • threshold into the spiritual world a kind of separation takes
    • the part dealing with the Guardian of the Threshold, the
    • after crossing the threshold into the spiritual world, I should
    • the threshold border upon each other but work separately,
    • to the fact that the threshold has, so to speak, a certain
    • essential secret of our ego that it holds thinking, feeling,
    • fashion. Once across the threshold into the spiritual world
    • the soul must not be described as threefold because it is a
    • originate in a threefold manner, yet in the soul on earth they
    • threshold of consciousness in the spiritual world. (Drawing,
    • if the ego has been weakened in any way. Then the threshold is
    • the instant that thinking ceases to be strong enough to hold
    • more to hold his thinking apart from the waves of feeling and
    • will. If thinking takes hold subconsciously of the waves of
    • man must again be told of the spiritual world, and in
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    • the threefold structure of human consciousness (reflective or mirror
    • forward with a mirror and holds it before us do we behold
    • spirit and soul being to the body. We will hold before our
    • finds only himself — then he is exposed to manifold
    • you behold any sort of vision with the mental eye, and can as
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    • the threefold structure of human consciousness (reflective or mirror
    • Below the threshold of this ordinary consciousness lies
    • it may exist as inheritance of an old, primitive atavistic
    • hold fast to this fact, for it is extraordinarily important.
    • pleasure in a lie he has told, if he is not horrified at it
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    • the threefold structure of human consciousness (reflective or mirror
    • know that man is in essence a threefold being, with three
    • the ego passes over into what the old Mysteries called the
    • Mysteries which came out of the old instinctive knowledge, at
    • through the upper and then through the lower world. In olden
    • regard to the other organs I have told you that the
    • outpouring of inner delight is the aim, and the beholding of
  • Title: The Ego: Lecture 1
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    • often designated these five epochs of culture as the old Indian, old
    • distinguished. We have pointed to the old Indian Period of
    • of our age, the whole urge of man only to hold as valid what offers
    • Abraham.” A member of the old Hebrew people felt that. We can
    • by the old Hebrew people. We understand better what then happened if
    • Let us consider an old Hebrew initiate. Although initiation was not so
    • everywhere what stands in the Old Testament, to test it by all kinds
    • occasion to point out that the Old Testament gives the facts more
    • something especially known in the old Hebrew secret schools: Such an
    • racial father Abraham. We must hold that fast: that expressed itself
    • in the feeling of membership of the old Hebrew people. That was a kind
    • how the human races are prepared. In the old Atlantean age human
    • between human beings as were customary in old Atlantis. The idea of race
    • is only really applicable to old Atlantis. Since we deal with a real
    • We speak of an old-Indian period of civilisation, of an old-Persian
    • old Atlantean distinctions, of their group-soulness, are still
    • the old racial standpoint had in a certain connection a physical
    • when one brings along a four-year-old child, and because it is a human
    • the child become ten years old, and then it will reckon. It is thus
    • still looked into the spiritual world through their old, dreamy
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    • calls contradictions? You see, these men of old had an infinite
    • that possible? That was because these old judges of the Gospels kept
    • thing. This was how the old judges of the four Gospels felt. They
    • the old Hebrew teaching, as is laid down in the Old Testament, if we
    • Zarathustrianism really is by one who takes the old Persian documents,
    • within Christianity, as well as Buddhism, and the old Hebrew stream.
    • appeared in the secret schools of the old Chaldean-Babylonian sphere
    • Zarathustra incarnated in him. Therewith we have implanted in that old
    • This old clairvoyance had to become weaker and weaker, so that man
    • flower, when we behold it in ordinary consciousness — whereas the
    • this modern perception, which beholds objects with the sharp contours
    • of the old clairvoyance. But one definite law prevails in spiritual
    • He was, as it were, the first of those, in whose soul-powers the old
    • to happen than formerly when the mission of older people was carried
    • which the old Hebraic people had to perform. This we will understand
    • If we take the other people in other civilisations, with their old dim
    • were built on the old clairvoyance, looked up to the highest, then he
    • Now let us ask ourselves: What happened there, when the old
    • something given to him from outside, in contrast to the old
    • gift from outside. Abraham had to give to the world the old Hebrew
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    • other. If we went back to the epoch of the old Hebrew evolution, to
    • old Hebraic temple-speech, we should find quite another method of
    • idea of. When a word sounded in the old Hebraic speech — only the
    • stands written in the prophet Isaiah; Behold, I send my messenger
    • said: “Behold, I send my messenger before thee, who shall prepare
    • old moon. Man is man on the earth. We know that. On the old moon, it
    • also in the Greek: “Behold, I send my messenger = Angel.”
    • “Angel” stands in this place. “Behold I send my angel
    • “Behold, that which gives the egoity to the world, sends the
    • in the Greek text: Behold, how it appears, how it there speaks in the
    • in the old sense: the divine spiritual thinks, feels, wills in me, but
    • willing.” And if you translate these words: “Behold, that
    • secrets in a twelve-fold way, and each initiation is in a certain
    • — the progress to the Fishes, when we are told: I have baptised
    • works at the plough in the old Persian agriculture. He looks like a
    • perhaps an old Persian official. He is built through forces from
    • Gold Star — Zarathustra; that sends the rays down, and here below
    • lies behind, when it runs: “Behold, I send my angel before
    • mighty style of old, one may not as it were attempt to remain as much
    • as possible with the old words. One cannot do it, one understands them
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    • correctly), by uniting certain old pre-Christian basic concepts
    • standpoint, as I have often told you, if it were
    • person boldly admits, as did St. Augustine, that you can only
    • and there are those who demand this two-fold courage of their
    • lived in human beings something of an echo of the old atavistic
    • condition from which subjective nature in an older epoch, and
    • other things, he beholds a corpse. “Death is
    • was really the case that in a certain connection the old
    • Cosmos unless one can go beck to the Riddle of the Old Moon.
    • it became Earth was Old Moon, and in many of the phenomena
    • speak of the Old Moon. — (you can read this up in my
    • that the law of the Old Moon prevailed through this straggler,
    • or the other point of view — it is most manifold in
    • told you St. Augustine takes his stand in the twilight of the
    • consideration of what I have told you, I will simply put
    • Auguste Comte, is to be found in others. I have told you that
    • threefold division, one can say in his sense, that this
    • threefold division is Theology, Metaphysics, and what he calls
    • religion but of Theology) is the Soldier. The
    • Science; the Soldier most easily a believer not merely of
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    • true certainty about the world. I told you in yesterday's
    • cannot say that we behold ourselves as personalities; that we
    • round with us is ourselves, is no cleverer than to hold your
    • as I have just told you, in the delusion that all that we
    • by his physical body; in olden times no man felt himself bound
    • darkens them for him. The man of old, although he had a
    • with his body; the man of old believed that the Beings of the
    • to-day places his soul in his flesh and blood, the man of old
    • From what I have told you, you can already, my dear friends see
    • Therefore man of old was convinced that when he founded a
    • in their memories. The historic memory of the old theocracy was
    • seen by men in olden times, and of which they still knew, there
    • old concept of truth is rooted even to-day, that truth itself
    • fall. That is the old concept of Truth.
    • old concept of Truth as Divine Judgment, for that stood under
    • man of old could look to his nationality, because he saw it
    • mystical in his old age. We are faced with this extraordinary
    • in a three fold way to the Spiritual striving of man toward the
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    • dependent upon the help of Zeus. Thus we are told that Prometheus
    • Further, we are told that the gods, with Zeus at their head, then
    • Now in the course of the story we are told of a remarkable release.
    • story was told in Greece as genuine saga; but it was also represented
    • It is said that in the Greek Mysteries the future was foretold to men.
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    • They went through their development on the Old Moon, but they were not
    • call the phase of cold, objective science. Prior to this time there
    • associated with love. Cold, calculating science is under the influence
    • Let us first call to mind the whole of the myth. We are told that
    • a large ram with a golden fleece, upon the back of which they were to
    • twofold nature (it stood under the sign of the gods Ormuzd and
    • Thus we are told that a primeval wisdom existed among the people of
    • A dispassionate, cold intelligence, which is objective, is introduced
    • hidden — it was the recovery of the golden fleece but it was
    • leader; then he went further, to Circe, who, we are told, turned his
    • are further told that most of his companions succumbed to the
    • and thus saved himself; we are told how he then came to a place
    • To-day Manas has taken hold of the physical brain. We have to pass
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    • Gunther, Magen and Giselher. We are further told that the hero
    • Siegfried is wooing Brunhild. At the same time we are told that
    • modification of the old word ‘Nifelheim, Nebelheim’ (land of mist).
    • earth in the moment of becoming physical. It is a firmer hold on the
    • Now you all know how the Siegfried saga goes on in this old form. It
    • is not the oldest form, but it is the one that concerns us. You know
    • fighting against? They are fighting against all the old that has
    • older version she wages war against the great initiates who
    • continually come over from Asia from the remnants of old Atlantis. The
    • Now in the later saga we are told that Kriemhild plotted to take
    • enemies, her old northern enemies, with the help of Attila. They were
    • that in the earlier time the tragic outcome had not taken hold of
    • told after the event, but something experienced as prophecy within the
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    • occurs in such a way that the fourfold expands to sevenfold. Thus
    • long as there were priests in the old sense, it was not possible for
    • indicated in the saga, where we are told that all the gods were
    • himself on the physical plane, seizes hold of the moon principle. You
    • representative of the old Trojan priesthood.
    • taught, and in the old Greek Mysteries — the ancient ones that
    • something quite different. Suppose that to-day someone were to be told
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    • that a man's physical body is the oldest and most complicated member
    • environment earlier. You can picture the old Sun thus, not of rocks,
    • present on the Sun. You must not mix up the old Sun with the present
    • one. The old Sun was encompassed by its mighty astral sheath, which
    • Just as the seed holds the whole plant within it, so does your astral
    • body hold within it the seed of light. This will stream out into the
    • also at the time of the old Sun. It had higher beings at their human
    • an old man. One day Saturn will become an earth. Just as unlikely as
    • it is that the old man developed himself from the boy who stands next
    • it has, however, advanced. Just as the boy stands near the old man,
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    • is carried by old columns, that has an ordinary Roman or Renaissance
    • when spiritual science will one day really take hold of the soul,
    • Old and young wander through a sea of such abominable products that
    • an old Atlantean. He still had clairvoyant consciousness and was thus
    • on the Moon. The human being who remained on the Old Moon was then
    • beings have progressed to what they are today. Had the Old Moon gone
    • form that the old Sun nature could have attained.
    • however, has stayed on the old Saturn level. We must indeed
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    • an idea of what is meant when it is said of the old occult
    • spiritual development, will he again achieve the old immortality. The
    • revelation save that the Divine holds sway behind the scenes. In this
    • forces have unfurled themselves and unfolded into the plant,
    • evolution, and the other in which the plant has folded itself up and,
    • part, is called an involution. The process of expansion and unfolding
    • and it is told that the brothers of his order tortured him to death
    • century there was an outward unfolding of mystical life; it was
    • spiritual earth that unfolded later after the sixteenth century. The
    • will be brought to unfolding, to evolution. In this way involution
    • have preceded this; the mineral kingdom is the fourth. All told there
    • In their development men have become fourfold beings and thereby
    • fourfold beings, they would be constantly directed by the gods
    • arrived at “fivefoldness.” Wherever we meet with evil,
    • fivefoldness is at play. This is the case everywhere, including the
    • speaking of evil only where fivefoldness appears. When, one day,
    • about preparing a good old age for himself. He can thus bring about
    • When he will have developed all that he holds at present as germ
    • Take a thin golden
    • expression for this that holds good in all occult schools: 1 = (2-x)
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    • already known to the older members here. When we go back in human
    • so that it congeals in the most manifold forms into ice. This will
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    • as follows: ‘birth is pain, illness is pain, old age is pain,
    • Christianity, the old truths of Buddhism would not be true any more.’
    • the pain of life, of illness, of old age and of death, just because
    • these realities exist, holds at the same time that remedy has been
    • different from the old ones, for if he had used the old words
    • became ever more material, and the old names which once signified
    • reborn or not. I will tell thee: Behold the fire, behold the day,
    • behold the time of the waning moon, behold the half year when the sun
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    • crystal, or lead, or gold, anything that is solid was then called
    • did so already at the time of the old Indians), that earth, water,
    • fire. All is fire — solidified fire: gold, silver, copper, are
    • the following. A man stands in front of a crystal, or a lump of gold,
    • it says there: ‘Behold the fire, behold the smoke, that which
    • indicated with the words: ‘Behold the day and the night. That
    • Bhagavad Gita: ‘Behold what man does through the feelings and
    • to return with him. Behold the fire and the smoke! If you so unite
    • so on. Behold the light! Behold the day! Behold the waxing of the
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    • Mysteries; he told him, that it was a truth of very great importance,
    • upon the old Moon; and just as you, because of earthly conditions,
    • Personality, had to build his body out of warmth. I told you
    • either cold or warm without having to touch our surroundings, as in
    • blue gives you a feeling of cold. Imagine that the feeling, which is
    • impressions of warmth and also of cold. And if you made a drawing of
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    • At this point we might say: Behold the Saturn fire, behold that which
    • Spirits of Personality. They hold the same relation to the Spirits of
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    • Trinity, the three-fold Divinity. Beyond the Seraphim we have to see
    • as the threefold Divinity — as Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, as
    • within the divine threefold Unity. But the threefold Unity has need
    • new cosmic system streaming from the divine threefold Unity. This is
    • plans of the divine Threefold Unity containing the evolution which
    • figuratively we can express it thus: An old solar system disappeared
    • from the highest Threefold Unity, a Sphere within Universal space and
    • are those of the Second threefold Hierarchy. The First threefold
    • threefold Hierarchy are: the Kyriotetes or Dominions or Spirits of
    • see the first threefold Hierarchy surrounding it, where then are the
    • Beings of that second threefold Hierarchy? Where can we search for
    • quite old pupils — saying: ‘Now, you have here in small
    • What then is the task of the first Beings of the second threefold
    • inside Saturn hold, as it were, the highest command, the latter
    • upholders of that which the Mights have built.
    • To day, we shall omit how the third threefold Hierarchy works, (we
    • old Sun. We shall see that our Sun has grown into something
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    • the foundation of external happenings. But the old Ptolemaic system
    • Hierarchies hold sway. It was then revealed that around the Earth, up
    • which each spiritual Hierarchy holds sway.
    • The Beings who are nearest to the earth, who hold sway in the
    • communicate to men what they already knew as the older, more perfect
    • as to teach it to these small children. Hence, we look back into old
    • Atlantean and old Lemurian times, when Beings descended from the
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    • long ago. If we return to the first epoch of old Atlantean times, we
    • of old Lemurian times, when it was still necessary to act much more
    • two-fold nature, as if behind the physical man, growing out of
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    • already told you that ancient Saturn was, fundamentally speaking, as
    • radiating into it from outside, but as if holding itself back. It is
    • old Lemuria, when the present Moon separated from the earth. This was
    • was the old Indian, the second the old Persian, the third the
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    • This was represented pictorially in the old Mysteries, and the Zodiac
    • outward expression in the old Testament. It shines in that wisdom
    • which, as the old Hebrew mystery-teaching, leads back to that Mystery
    • teaching which was the foundation of the Old Testament — to
    • and partly of the old astrality, but that later it becomes
    • yore. You see that when this happens the personality of olden times
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    • are rising they have to forsake the old place of habitation which
    • world's origin have manifold connections, and something which
    • that which they have seen. And they also behold the Godhead in its
    • threefold Hierarchy, could not have had the power to become evil of
    • and it was the Beings of the third threefold Hierarchy, and only
    • this kind is used in a twofold sense.
    • threefold hierarchy, too, cannot do otherwise. A certain number of
    • old Nature. Thus, as far down as the Angels, or part of them, we have
    • had to find expression physically in a twofold way; first through
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    • unfolding life of humanity in a way which will bring everything to
    • human Ego had to be prepared for a new and more intelligent beholding
    • and night. An old legend tells us that night was the original ruler.
    • world shall fail to happen. Only through this two-fold certainty
    • through this two-fold certainty shall we succeed in transplanting
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    • about the nature of the higher worlds. Not only in olden times were
    • mathematics or geography today by means of old documents, written in
    • what the people of older and of ancient times had to say about these
    • out; we must, so to say, acquire this twofold nature. On the one hand
    • old personality, and yet feel free and mobile within it. The analogy
    • the perfection which we must hold before us as our future ideal of
    • the Threshold. That which is real does not become more or less real
    • step out of ourselves, is the Guardian of the Threshold. He shields
    • the Guardian of the Threshold without harm.
    • respect hold out a prospect of the highest that we can think of for
    • aspirant, before he proceeds to this experience, to be told what
    • the Threshold becomes something quite different from what it would
    • himself and thus has met the Guardian of the Threshold, the world
    • spiritual and divine, whose outer garments only we behold in fire, in
    • Threshold, that is to say, when one has acquired true self-knowledge,
    • illusion, one ascends into the light. At this time one beholds those
    • like the sun compared to the physical earth. One beholds the higher
    • called: ‘Beholding the sun at midnight.’
    • the Threshold; the experiencing the gods of the elements, that is,
    • experiencing the moment when we behold the king, the commander, the
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    • remain as to their essential nature in the higher region. This holds
    • example holds good for present conditions of life only since anyone
    • world. This holds good not merely for the external sense world, but
    • old drama there is any phenomenon which could be described by the
    • spiritual realms to each other? We know that Man as a fourfold being
    • this fourfold constitution is to be traced back to the very source
    • of Old Sun and Old Moon. The first germ of the physical body of man
    • arose on Old Saturn, on Old Sun the Etheric body was added, and on
    • Old Moon, the Astral body. The ego was first incorporated into this
    • threefold constitution on Earth. Evolution is by no means such a
    • period into the Sun period, thence to Old Moon and thence again to
    • speak of the transition from Saturn to Old Sun and of this to Old
    • Moon, we could not speak thus simply of the Old Moon evolution
    • itself. I have said that during the Old Moon evolution there was a
    • separation of Earth and Sun (the Earth was then Old Moon) or properly
    • single bodies, but during the Old Moon period two bodies emerged from
    • the one; the Old Moon existed at the same time as the Old Sun. These
    • the Old Moon period and look at what happened in this connection
    • is twofold; there is the external Maya of the sense world, and the
    • story of Orestes. Orestes is told by the ruling gods that he has
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    • was during the periods of Old Saturn, Old Sun, and Old Moon. We must
    • with a being active during the Old Sun period it cannot be applied in
    • Investigation of the Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon periods reveals
    • will be remembered that I have spoken of the Old Saturn period as
    • being essentially one of warmth, or of fire; on Old Sun this warmth
    • condensed to air; on Old Moon the air condensed to water, and on
    • evolution of Old Saturn would result in an incorrect picture, for the
    • comparable to the substance of which Old Saturn was entirely
    • present during the physical evolutionary period of Old Saturn. There
    • must be understood, however, that everything in the Saturn, Old Sun
    • and Old Moon periods is comprised within the Earth evolution, only it
    • has changed in character. What was laid as a germ on Old Saturn and
    • existence only because the Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon periods
    • Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon. That is the so-called higher,
    • pre-terrestrial triad ... This triad consisting of Old Saturn, Old
    • Sun and Old Moon has evolved into our Earth. In its concrete meaning
    • evolution during the Old Sun period; they belong to the Old Sun
    • the Earth period, because during Old Sun they were Sun-bound in the
    • passed through the same stage on Old Saturn as the Sun spirits had
    • done on the Old Sun; their maturity had preceded that of the Sun
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    • know that the spiritual life of the present had its origin in old
    • were to be found in old Atlantis species of men very different from
    • those spiritual beings called Erinyes by the Greeks. The old
    • out of this old instinctive but spiritually perceptive consciousness
    • of humanity should pass from old Atlantis over the regions of Europe
    • one stream but two, passing from old Atlantis towards the East. It
    • peoples from old Atlantis to more northerly regions, touching
    • first epochs at all events of the old Atlantean era, was possessed by
    • beings holding together and coordinating external phenomena. When he
    • progress by the mere transformation of preservation of the old, but
    • echo of still older European civilisations which, although their
    • in olden times among those peoples whose task was the
    • accordance with the nature of the powers holding sway in the
    • an ancient pre-historic ancestor. In olden times it was the custom
    • the sense world. That to which the old Zarathustra had pointed as the
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    • and passing from old Atlantis towards the East. We saw the difference in
    • who still had the old spiritual sight, and initiates who by following
    • unfolds in the external worlds, and which may be experienced by
    • discipline of the old mystery schools a man had sunk more deeply into
    • Luciferic gods. Other men had to be told that if they descended while
    • as a tradition in the old way; today men need something else. Those
    • that the world can no longer be satisfied with the old Gospel
    • becomes gradually more capable of again beholding the other being,
    • outer world which we behold when we look through the tapestry of the
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    • thing as a conception of the world which holds good for all times.
    • matter of development. And if we wish to understand the old Indian
    • This had not been the case with the old Indians. Their clairvoyant
    • regards the head, out beyond the physical body. Hence a native of Old
    • India saw the world quite otherwise than did a native of Old Egypt. A
    • day sense-perceptions, was to the Indian spirit of the olden times
    • the old ages of the pre-Atlantean evolution. The fact that these
    • sort of testimony a man of the old Indian age would have attached no
    • Organisation must again be influenced from two sides. The old Indian
    • understand evolution. During the old Indian civilisation, when man
    • soul-experiences in the old Indian age different from those of later
    • say about sense-perception; it will suffice to hold in our mind the
    • by man of modern times. The old Indian, possessing a finer
    • old Indian times there was a different state of things. Man then was
    • would have been impossible at the time of the old Indian epoch of
    • world. The reason for this was that in those olden times, for
    • that most of the old Indians had quite a different conception of what
    • from this last remnant of instinctive perception. The old Indian
    • Why is this so? The old Indian consciousness saw, just as man sees
    • sense. But what we today call air, to the old Indians was fire, for
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    • kingdoms. Those were the beings who remained behind during the old
    • are the beings which are symbolised in the old biblical writings by
    • Old Indian, the Old Persian, the Chaldean-Egyptian, the Graeco-Latin,
    • knowledge, are pervaded by something like a recollection of old
    • will be a repetition of and at the same time an advance upon the old
    • inspired by the high individuality who guided the peoples of old
    • old Indian people, the etheric body was to a far greater extent
    • outside the physical body than is the case today. The old Indian
    • not require logic. The old Indian did not require logic for he looked
    • feels something stream into him when he draws a breath, so the old
    • themselves in olden times, a reverence such as is offered to a divine
    • understanding by contemplating the souls of the old Indian people.
    • of divinity. Feelings such as were to be found among the old Indians
    • the old Indians realised that both paths led to the same goal, the
    • old Persian, the Chaldaic-Egyptian and the Graeco-Latin epochs came
    • living reality in old Indian thought, the one-ness which was to be
    • be dimly sensed, but it could no longer live in the soul. The old
    • also did the old Persian civilisation derive its moral precepts and
    • the spiritual world they are spiritual beings. According to the old
    • immediately above man. Thus during the old Persian evolution it was
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    • civilisations in post-Atlantean times. The old Indian is the first,
    • the second is the old Persian, the third the Chaldaic-Egyptian, the
    • given as a clue by a still older science. Seven is here the clue.
    • upon which, in those olden times, man sought for wisdom, upon which
    • humanity in older civilisations. But the soul life of man belongs to
    • olden times taught of the spiritual world lying hidden behind the
    • into the world. In olden days the task of the earth was to bring in
    • provided the foundation of love in the olden times. And the cases
    • in the olden times, it was natural to speak of those who were
    • in the olden times of the children of Lucifer, the Christ principle
    • symbols for the very oldest divine spiritual beings, but the symbols
    • reality. Even when the earth was embodied as old Saturn, the forces
    • planet; so they were later on the old Sun, and on the old Moon, and
    • planet from old Saturn to old Sun and from that to old Moon and so
    • old Indian, the old Persian, the Chaldaic-Egyptian civilisations, and
    • must be leavened with a small portion of the old, if it is to rise
    • was expressed in the old Persian epoch) from the same one Being, who
    • this sense, then, we gaze upon the Wisdom-element which in olden
    • Being. It is therefore not to be wondered at that we are told we can
    • the old Indian, or to the old Persian. The truth had to be given to
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    • Ages. Today it is felt too, but not acknowledged. In olden times that
    • This old theosophy, which considers revelation a thing
    • encounter the old subjects of observation, now illuminated, however,
    • into being on old Saturn, and it evolved further on the old Sun, the
    • old Moon, and the Earth. The etheric body was added to it on the Sun,
    • encounter today as the heart existed on the old Saturn. Only
    • potentiality it is one of the oldest human organs. During the period
    • of the old Sun, the heart was dependent upon the forces governing
    • acted upon the heart from without. So, being among the oldest human
    • because what is externally cold or hot is cold or hot through and
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    • for the present he holds as a gift, as it were, from the life spirit
    • warmth or cold occurs only when the human being is really able to ray
    • temperature only when warmth or cold can flow out of or into us. When
    • it would seem as though in touching an extremely cold object we
    • what occurs. In touching a very cold object we have a burning
    • (irrespective of the theories it holds regarding the human ego), the
    • was used in old Hebrew to denote the first human form, but by the
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • task it is to proclaim Him in manifold forms — His messengers
    • seized hold on the soul of man himself in its activities of
    • criss-crossing of the currents that the threefold organization of man
    • human being gives credence to what is told him, provided it resembles
    • enable the ego to lay hold on the blood. No ego can intervene where
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    • entity, stemming from the old Saturn, while the germs of the etheric
    • body, the astral body, and the ego were prepared on the old Sun, the
    • old Moon, and the Earth respectively. In its first appearance on
    • further formed on the old Sun, the old Moon, and so on. Had this not
    • on the old Moon and on the Earth, during which something occurred
    • about? By the separation of the old Sun from the old Moon. The Sun
    • The physical body, as it was constituted up to the time of the old
    • a sense stunted, in comparison with the first, the older portion? It
    • concepts, as though holding up their mirrored reflection to them.
    • constantly around the earth, as they did around the old Moon. They
    • migrated westward into old Atlantis, to meet the group soul that was
    • suitable for speech, and thus it was in old Atlantis that he learned
    • visualization. The old Atlanteans had to face about and migrate
    • aborigines to migrate in the wrong direction. They could not hold
    • however, discloses higher forces holding sway above the capacity for
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • life and reveal themselves in manifold concatenations. Then the
    • manifold combinations of these two elements. We should misconstrue
    • outer world. You hold the tone, the color, the smell, and so forth —
    • it with you. You can continue to hold the impression of color, the
    • told you of the two elements is true — if love and hate,
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • remained in the old Goethe of what had swayed the young Goethe was
    • is a vassal of his soul life. Something holds sway and acts there
    • up-to-date concepts. Thus we find that it is precisely the old
    • new ones impart to the old ones a feeling of well-being or the
    • life led by our conceptions. It is these old conceptions desiring new
    • ones, new impressions. The old conceptions crave fructification,
    • within himself, to hold a tempo in the sequence of his soul events
    • time remains unoccupied, and this time void is permeated by the old
    • in time? It is the desire of the old conceptions yearning for the
    • future. There emanates from the soul, from the old conceptions, the
    • because the old conceptions crave new impressions. Later I shall draw
    • It is brought about when the old conceptions persist not merely as
    • it holds for us exert the right influences; whereas, when we bring
    • is told that is not the point at all. The sense stimulus arising from
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    • That the old covenant maintains its faith,
    • rules out a verdict as such, desire alone holding sway. When you are
    • pure will holds sway. Will coupled with an object, with the content
    • surging of the will up to a certain point, where it then holds back.
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    • the manifold nature of the soul life. In Hegel we find a thought
    • up before your mind's eye the old visualization of the picture. If
    • you had not encountered the picture, the old visualization would not
    • conditions can you see them without turning around? When you hold up
    • process produced by a new impression. The latter mixes with your old
    • Then, what is it that blots out the view of the old
    • conscious of the old visualization. The stream of memory runs
    • backward to the old visualization, just as the light rays run
    • future comes to your aid. Why, for example, does an old man like to
    • know it. We have a twofold duty. On the one hand, we must study the
    • on. He is now living in Florence, an old man.
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    • following certain premises, the result of reverting to the threefold
    • Church, in contradiction to both the Old and the New Testaments, had
    • They are not objects; something is told about the experiences of the
    • something that weaves through the body and holds it together, but it
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • existence of error? We behold a world that is not made up of outer
    • holds sway as pure spirituality that animates all. To this world
    • involves; parents, minions of the law for holding and imprisoning the
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    • “golden” — not “tree” and “green”
    • golden. Now, what is really the premise of the judgment in this
    • anything. “A golden tree is” — that won't do. So
    • corporeality. Just as little as we can imagine a tree as golden when
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • phenomenon that people hold high opinions of themselves, and a person
    • concentration, namely, by endeavoring to let our memories unfold with
    • its course for one moment, untold revolutionary destruction would
    • century genuine theosophy of the older kind was to be found in
    • the world and take account of manifold factors. One cannot escape the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Festival: A Token of the Victory of the Sun
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    • Not only cold, amazed acquaintance yield'st,
    • The deep, mysterious miracles unfold.”
    • Science we will try to understand what it was that the wise men of old
    • In olden times it seemed to men in whom living feeling was united with
    • And so in days of old, our forefathers felt themselves to be spiritual
    • men of old looked upwards to the Sun, they said to their disciples:
    • in all its glory to the sages of old. And again, in the Christian
    • heralds. The Old Testament, too, speaks of the ravens in the story of
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    • Unfolded lies the world in twilight-shimmer;
    • About us twines, till we the dazed beholders
    • Behold the Sun
    • pupil was told that one who would be a true knower must have knowledge
    • deep darkness. The pupils were now told that they had experienced what
    • and then again streams forth, as in its seeming death it holds life
    • rhythm even for a moment, an upheaval of untold magnitude would take
    • place in the universe. Rhythm holds sway in the whole of nature, up to
    • which through the course of the year holds sway in the forces of
    • They bring to the Child: gold, the symbol of the outer, wisdom-filled
    • receives the healing properties of which we are told. And from this
    • The square is the symbol of the fourfold nature of man; physical body,
    • — but in old Atlantis he understood it. He felt it all as a reality.
    • star that all wise men follow, as did the Priest-Sages of old. It
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • His true being. This is described in the Old Testament where it is
    • remarkable, enlightened men who lived at the turning-point of the old
    • and warmth of the Divine Spirit. And if we hold fast to the conviction
    • rays of the sun charm forth from the depths of the earth, unfolding
    • that it must go down into the earth's depths in order to unfold again
    • and Nights, the seer can behold what must come upon man because he has
    • more possible for men to know how the spiritual forces weave and hold
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    • of the old clairvoyant wisdom, to form certain conceptions of the
    • If one of the old Initiates possessing real knowledge of the Temple of
    • this means, realising that these old Initiates of the Temple of
    • was the situation: The eye of earth looked up to the heavens, beholding the
    • been prepared. They had been prepared by the old Northern Mysteries.
    • at the time of greatest cold, towards our New Year, was regarded as an
    • unconsciousness. A secret horror and a sacred darkness hold sway over
    • a being who is able to behold only the sacrifice of death."
    • from olden days as a dream-experience was transferred to a later date
    • In this Anglo-Saxon rune there is an echo of what lay behind the old
    • is something that is not connected — as is the case in the cold
    • days of the old, atavistic clairvoyance, although it was still to some
    • extent pervaded by the old principles, the principles which prevailed
    • in the times when in the cold regions the Women held sway and in the
    • South the Temple Mysteries had long since superseded the old
    • although an intermixture of the old still remained at the time when
    • assert itself, when the Asen had supplanted the Wanen, the old
    • What had once been general in the colder regions, here became
    • lived in the old Nertus Mystery had already sunk into the
    • of the old feeling came alive in them.
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    • And so the great Christian Mystery is illustrated in a threefold way
    • old instinctive clairvoyance had already become dim. Although men's
    • able to apply the old forms of wisdom in seeking for intimate and
    • inner speech of the soul, these men of old conversed, as it were, with
    • pupils, even in the times of instinctive clairvoyance, to unfold a
    • the earth, I gaze out into the universe, beholding all that is around
    • While man is living on the earth and unfolding the forces which bring
    • knowledge of the world around him, while he is unfolding the impulses
    • after death. They worked with intense strength in the old, instinctive
    • old, instinctive clairvoyance, and they were working in the simple
    • proclamation, only from another side — a wonderful, twofold
    • shepherds now induces us to look at the world with the cold detachment
    • scientists are making their cold, dispassionate researches in
    • shepherds of old, but this attitude of soul is nevertheless a
    • Spiritual, for they could behold man's experiences in his life before
    • same forces that are unfolded in our mathematical thinking can again
    • We then behold the heavens through inner perception, inner vision, as
    • hardly a century old. The Christmas Tree was not adopted as a symbol
    • of Paradise. The old Jahve religion usurped the place of Christianity
    • the original Godhead who holds sway in heredity and in the world of
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    • They bring Myrrh, Gold and Frankincense as offerings to the Child
    • epochs were cold-blooded; even man himself at that time, had no warm
    • blood. In the Old Moon period and, correspondingly, in the Third
    • — were endowed with Manas. They bring gold, frankincense and myrrh as
    • European (Melchior) brings gold, the symbol of wisdom, of intelligence
    • event of untold significance. All this is represented by the myrrh.
    • his offering — gold.
    • soul seen as a Star? When a man can behold the soul as a radiant aura.
    • beholds the body from within. In astral vision, everything is reversed
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    • sun, working in all earthly fertility, begins again to unfold.
    • in the Old Testament and the age described in the New Testament, the
    • the birth of Jesus. The peoples of the Old Testament expressed the
    • up with the conceptions expressed in the Old Testament.
    • peoples of the Old Testament changed into a feeling connected with the
    • experience. The old instinctive knowledge, the ancient wisdom which
    • peoples of the Old Testament strove in wisdom to be gathered to the
    • the living power it once possessed? The men of the Old Testament
    • men want to know about a Hereafter. But when once again they unfold a
    • In olden times men knew that they had lived in Divine-Spiritual
    • to look with unprejudiced eyes, the old meaning is still discernible.
    • initiation, to the beholding of the sun at midnight. This institution
    • other side of the earth and therewith to behold the universe as a
    • resounded instinctively in the Mysteries of old. We must receive this
    • Behold the Sun
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    • and individual: then it may cross the Threshold leading to the
    • over these sufferings, because we reverence them so highly. We hold it
    • will behold as reality, what hitherto could only be known in a
    • explained why a knowledge of Christ once enriched by the old
    • that in the old, clairvoyant form of knowledge the consciousness was
    • Behold, O Father, how, distant from Thy Breath,
    • spheres and the higher we ascend the more do we find that the older
    • Being. This loss was inevitable, for the old clairvoyance had to
    • Behold, O Father, how, distant from Thy Breath,
    • of soul. The earth around us, despite its manifold beauties, has been
    • the Gnostics of olden times but are quickened and enriched by
    • time to come. The soul will behold an earth again made living, will
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    • Atlantean catastrophe humanity went through the period of the Old
    • of man. Then followed the period of the Old Persian civilisation; then
    • recapitulate the Old Persian, and the seventh will recapitulate the
    • Old Indian. Thus do the various cycles overlap each other. The fourth
    • recapitulated now; it will thus be experienced in a two-fold form.
    • Old Indian period — and will go through a certain number in the
    • developed, in the Egypto-Chaldean the sentient soul, in the Old
    • Persian the sentient body, and in the Old Indian the etheric body;
    • inhabitants of Old India. They had therefore quite a different mode of
    • grasping and understanding. If you had spoken to the Old Indian in
    • meaning. The great Teachers could not have taught the Old Indians by
    • they have explained it by word of mouth. To the Old Indians the Great
    • hearer. In the earliest times of the Old Indian period the word was
    • the great Teachers of the Old Indians to have a particularly developed
    • acquire in the subsequent period of civilisation, that of the Old
    • Persians. What the ordinary man in the Old Persian period would take
    • body would have looked like an astral body of the Old Persian period.
    • stage and took his place among the Old Indian people, to teach them.
    • olden times. This state of things continued down to the time when, in
    • the teaching of compassion and love contained in the eightfold path.
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    • the curious method of holding meetings