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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • any means under any sort of dependence upon another. Nobody evaluates
    • that a special amount of time must be spent on his inner training and
    • teaching of karma, of compensatory justice — most people will ask how
    • Regarding karma, the great law of just compensation, perception and
    • that happens to him as if karma was a fact, will find that his
    • suppresses his anger when something annoying happens to him and thinks
    • were the gospel truth. On the contrary, he must leave it open as to
    • who views life thus with an open mind is prepared to receive mystical
    • not happen immediately. First, the soul must be prepared for this
    • temple of initiation, are not dependent on time and space. They belong
    • them must realize that he is leaving himself open to certain dangers.
    • Finally, one cannot expect the soul eyes to open immediately. A person
    • opened. Then he will find what all the great religious and
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • life of public commerce, our whole social life? It happened little
    • Schopenhauer,
    • lie?’ Goethe, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche — all are dealt
    • was dependent on the size of the brain, and that women, on average,
    • have a smaller brain than men. And quite truly it then happened that
    • catch out the writer in question as happened in the case of Professor
    • of dependence. George Egerton on the other hand says that
    • gender and which is quite independent of them. If one looks
    • beyond gender and is independent of it.
    • if it doesn't agree with them. This had to happen. But humanity will
    • be opened. And Spiritual Science is the advance post of this battle
    • for the opening of the true spiritual wellsprings of humanity.
    • mind, with the most penetrating force and energy of mind who has
    • many thinkers of today have known more penetratingly about so many
    • regard to all those characteristics which depend more on the physical
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • one diet at the expense of another. It is not enough to be a
    • our lives if we become bound by and dependent upon our bodies
    • freedom and become dependent upon our bodies if we ignore what is
    • simply ask in a materialistic fashion what happens to the chemical
    • as well as his physical body are inter-penetrated by his astral
    • acceptable to many people. To some extent it had to happen. We must
    • independent and more inclined to develop inwardly. He will become
    • either the plants or animals. We find that we indeed penetrate into
    • called forth by the ego's inner penetration. Thus, a person can
    • independently out of his astral body. Men are beings who are not
    • dependent on themselves alone. Rather are they placed within the
    • manner. He can contribute toward the unfolding of free, independent
    • undermines his invisible independence. In so doing he makes himself
    • life, we can strive to become free and independent. Then the food
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • rather have the patience and perseverance, the will, to penetrate more
    • When we penetrate more deeply into this question it becomes evident
    • asleep to what is then and there happening and we can rightly speak of
    • strengthened in the morning because what has penetrated into our
    • happening with his will. The truth is that what we call moral
    • is dependent upon help coming from the Macrocosm.
    • best not to let this happen!
    • will depend upon such men learning to be alert to the moment when
    • happen, particularly to those who are young — already
    • or there has certain experiences. If he has sharpened his vision
    • to turn. The door will open, and the etheric Christ will appear and
    • to value what is positive, namely the penetration of spiritual forces
    • did the Physical Christ in Palestine. If men observe such happenings
    • spread abroad. Schopenhauer said, “To preach morality is easy;
    • A wonderful picture in very truth: that something would happen to make
    • Anthroposophy is a revelation of world-happenings which will confront
    • Answer: In exceptional human beings it can happen that not only
    • Question: What happens to the Earth's corpse?
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • that throughout the entire school year the student will be unable to spend
    • put things. One has lost his pencil, another cannot find his cufflinks, etc.,
    • being, in this way with a pictorial image, sharpens memory. Such an
    • to write a particular style of penmanship and after a few years were
    • bothered. Should spiritual science begin to penetrate their souls,
    • modern life could be dispensed with, and they would find the time to
    • In contrast, however, suppose that I stand alone and quite independently
    • make ourselves independent of what confronts us, the better. Thus it is
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • penetrating into spheres of existence radically unlike those usually
    • clairvoyant experiences of the soul as it lives independently of the
    • acknowledged by all, despite this or that detail of it being open to
    • the course our destiny takes depend[s] upon what we have elaborated and
    • life is an ascending one, completely dependent upon the body.
    • deemed unfit in its ordinary state to penetrate into those spheres
    • penetrating into his innermost soul. He thereby could draw near to
    • this proud sense of self was indispensable to their experience of the
    • cosmos. Whereas egotism resided in man's penetration into his
    • its youth, had lost their meaning. Furthermore, something happened
    • way, independently of man. A Being must have taken into himself what
    • When did this happen? It happened in that age when the forces that
    • cosmos happened in such a way that within the man Jesus, Christ
    • depending upon whether or not he has experienced the Christ impulse
    • became possible for man to find Christ by deepening and strengthening
    • Schopenhauer
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • above the three coffins, we find that we must, indeed, penetrate the
    • could happen only through sin, which led man away from the eternal and from
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • happened is a gradual advance in the streaming of the forces of the
    • the process does not yet depend upon our consciousness but works as an
    • speak. Learning to speak depends altogether on a kind of imitation,
    • Man has made himself independent of those forces which spiritually flow
    • upright he made himself independent of the first stream. If he had
    • what had happened for humanity in the Lemurian epoch; but at the same
    • penetrate into the power of the perpendicular. The wonderful
    • ripened sufficiently to be expressed by the Greek philosophers with
    • power of Memory will be penetrated, and at the same time strengthened,
    • an intensive deepening of our soul forces look within to what remains
    • enriched if, through Spiritual Science, we penetrate in the right way
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • present culture. A renewing of responsibility, a deepening of man's moral
    • would happen to men? We should approach the color blue, for example,
    • eyes shall be opened,” made it necessary to transfer man to a sphere of
    • own independent life within us. In ordinary normal conditions this is not
    • will confine our discussion to normal conditions. Had it depended upon
    • after, or were forced by nausea to flee from. That this did not happen, that
    • spiritual beings upon whom humanity depends. He will say in true piety,
    • becoming independently self-seeking, would have rent asunder the
    • wonderful mythology made copies of what happened in the spiritual world
    • they, as it sometimes happened, gushed forth in the fumes that rise from
    • gather this from corroborative evidence. If you ask me how it happens
    • might have happened. The ego might have so developed that it could not
    • dependent upon our natural ability, just as what we do physically is not
    • dependent alone upon our talents but also upon the muscular strength of
    • and looked gratefully upward, realizing that what penetrated us and
    • world.” The mission of the science of the spirit in our age is to open
    • living, they will find those souls most intensive who are penetrated and
    • Christ impulse will penetrate humanity that all men can, indeed, accept,
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • progress is to be made. Natural science opened the modern age for
    • often happens today, then prejudice will be heaped upon prejudice when
    • Nowadays it very often happens that as soon as one begins to say this
    • something that can actually happen does happen — for instance,
    • the soul capacity known as memory, and are aware of how much depends
    • independent of the body. It is just as if hydrogen were to become
    • happens as described. This further need, however, can again be
    • becoming something quite different. The same thing must happen to our
    • something we know to be independent of the body and with the world
    • pointing out that, though the plant seed in its dependence on outer
    • hinder the gradual ripening of the core of the human soul as it
    • deepened by experience, led him to speak about reincarnation. At the
    • Copernicus, Galileo, or Giordano Bruno. What happened when Copernicus
    • happens, I always think of a priest who, on becoming rector of his
    • light are not dimmed when we consciously penetrate the secrets of the
    • deepened by scientific knowledge. Spiritual science doesn't want to
    • deepening and enhancing our religious feeling to an unusual degree.
    • draw conclusions independent of their sensory perception. Is spiritual
    • the life of Christ Jesus in the only way open to them. Spiritual
    • science about Christianity mean anything to them. That depends on what
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • possibilities outside the realm of what had to happen according to
    • like strong cords and shackle him. What is happening to Lucifer is his
    • pendulum. In the center, the pendulum is in perfect balance, but it
    • of the assured safety of Rome's walls into the open field, in order to
    • dream it guided Constantine to bring about what had to happen. What is
    • happen? It happened because the Christ impulse has worked itself into
    • longer possible for the Christ impulse to penetrate the souls of men
    • battle grounds of France. Yet, that is precisely what happened. There
    • happening in the world outside. If by virtue of his karma a person
    • born on the 6th day of January and had spent the time from Christmas
    • things, we are not interested in the fact that it happened. What does
    • At a time that cries out for special spiritual deepening, the most
    • what principle causes the pendulum to swing to the other side. In the
    • steeped in the heritage of his people depends to a large degree on the
    • — and that will happen — they would be disturbed by those ether
    • that is precisely what is happening in this case. The alliance between
    • is happening in the physical world. Consider how different the
    • spiritual truth is from what is happening in the physical world! This
    • one produces many unexpended ether bodies. Since this is the biggest
    • Consider now the countless number of unexpended ether bodies of those
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • This lecture was given in Düsseldorf at the opening of
    • This lecture was given in Düsseldorf at the opening of
    • come here today for the opening of the group founded by our friend,
    • sixth epoch the well-being of the individual will depend entirely upon
    • single human limb depends upon the health of the whole body, and when
    • of belief today will depend to a far, far higher degree than is the
    • opening of one of our groups, this is the dedicatory thought we will
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • forms penetrate into the physical body, will assert itself very strongly.
    • less conspicuous. The human physiognomy is now strongly dependent upon
    • number of those who open their eyes to the spiritual, the greater will
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • to spend their time in hard work for the service of mankind. Yet this
    • veritable martyr to his convictions, for he spent much time in prison on
    • of this substance and stick a pin in the cardboard perpendicular to the
    • scholars of future eras will some day have to expend much acumen. Goethe
    • never opened his door to hopeless speculations of this kind . . .”
    • depends on the results of spiritual research of others, is different from the
    • sufficiently unprejudiced to employ this instrument properly, can penetrate
    • and independent activity in the bodily processes not present up to that
    • mean by declaring that the ego does not display independent activity until the
    • special super-sensible nature of the human ego. It happens that the human
    • being is organized in such a way, on the one hand, that the independent
    • ego forces possible. But it enters this earthly life after having spent
    • the term is open to objection — the “Unconscious.” He
    • “Praeambula Fidei.” These include all truths dependent upon the
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • penetrate into the essence of these forces, we must not look at their
    • action depends on quite other circumstances than on the inclination
    • will happen as we go on into the future; man will, as it were, become
    • experience in the warmth-ether which penetrates our etheric body. This
    • the end of the fifth Post-Atlantean age, this, above all, will happen
    • dependence on the third Hierarchy — on the Angels, Archangels and
    • penetrates into the spiritual — into the super-sensible. Then they
  • 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
    • What is instinctive in us happens to a certain degree by itself, but
    • when the intellect does not depend merely on the brain but springs
    • look at things one-sidedly. But a pendulum cannot swing from the
    • Just as little as a pendulum can swing to one side only, can social
    • ask ourselves: What really happens then, not merely in that which
    • far as you have not yet attained clairvoyance, really only penetrated
    • subconsciously of course, but it nevertheless actually penetrates our
    • happens in the meeting between people — a tendency to fall asleep, a
    • the present, they are still a manifestation of this pendulum between
    • the pendulum between social and anti-social forces. The person who
    • or Consciousness Soul in which man must become independent. But on
    • what does this depend? It depends on people's ability during our Fifth
    • are indeed the pillars on which personal independence rests. At
    • independence, but that social forms provide a balance to this
    • independence. Otherwise neither the individual nor society can develop
    • make use of this $5 note by going shopping one morning, and you spend
    • purely to the State, therefore this $5 note which you have spent in
    • back over our present incarnation to survey what has happened to us in
    • opening-up of a new sense in our souls, a sense which enables us to gain a
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Past and Future Impulses in Social Happenings, published in
    • his penetration into many things connected with the so-called
    • life by emancipating it, making it independent of and separate from
    • happen only in an epoch when scientific thinking impinges on a culture
    • birth through encountering what is dead if it is to penetrate into
    • straightforward way. The transformation of the old impenetrable
    • penetrate into men via the heads of the administrators. A great deal
    • for everything that happened has also brought blessings and was
    • unless he penetrated to some extent into what modern natural
    • Two ways are open here. Either a man can give himself up to natural
    • science, contenting himself — as often happens to-day — with what
    • As you know, insight into the super-sensible world does not depend upon
    • Greece, and similarly on the peninsula of Italy. The souls came from
    • of the Angles and Saxons are dependent upon what had developed
    • had formerly depended entirely upon the way in which the souls
    • happening now to a ‘vertical’ migration of peoples, whereas in
    • earth has its echo in cosmic happenings out yonder in the universe.
    • — something happens in the cosmos.
    • is happening here on the earth would appear if seen, for example, from
    • flexibility, capable of penetrating matters of this kind. These
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • were, suspended when their purpose has been achieved and the
    • still happens today — the forces that create organs in the physical body
    • What happens then, however? What happens after twenty-one? Up till
    • happened in the past. As you will probably know, man has not learned to
    • happen if a time were to come when human beings completely lost hold
    • work out of it with children, a remarkable thing will happen: Let us
    • carries on throughout the whole of life. But this only happens in a healthy
    • knowledge is most indispensable is in the art of education. Therefore the
    • Yet one of them who happens to be a tailor will ask you how his
    • people open themselves to the possibility of making the transition to
    • Social Organism” had to happen. We had to show in a radical way that
    • any kind of dependency of thought life on economics or on the life of the
    • will only arise again when we work out of an independent life of thought.
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • such which surrounds our earth, and say: it penetrates into our
    • organism and withdraws again; but by penetrating into our organism it
    • penetrates into it (the fluid organism) from every direction the Tone
    • penetrates into our air organism, and it underlies what there passes
    • interpenetrates, and because the Ego is in the warmth-organism it also
    • only general, abstract ideas of this interpenetration; we will reach a
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • penetrating study of human nature is able to build a bridge between
    • penetrate into this delicately organized constitution. Naturally, up
    • enthusiasm which fires the soul penetrates into the bones and muscles
    • You must think of this as a real and concrete happening: enthusiasm
    • human constitution interpenetrates — a process takes place which
    • has nothing to do with what actually penetrates down into the
    • today and has already penetrated into the general consciousness of
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • forces of the world interpenetrate, flow into each other. Mentally, we
    • respect of our world of thought we are entirely dependent upon the
    • spirituality. Garrulous people, who are always opening their mouths in
    • Our inner life is constantly deepened when we send will — our own
    • could never penetrate fully into the realm of the thoughts and
    • Let us understand this rightly. What happens when man rises to pure
    • ourselves. They become world-happenings; and if they are permeated by
    • happenings, world-happenings. In that what was reality in earlier
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • evolution, to penetrate the meaning of human evolution on earth — in all
    • Golgotha. Furthermore, we find we can only understand what has happened
    • simultaneously, the force that ripens everything that grows out of the
    • before the Christmas tree and open the presents which are given out of habit,
    • lift ourselves above the empty phrases of our age. But it must happen, a
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • festival, because to understand it requires a deepening of the
    • place open the earth quite beyond ordinary human ken.
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • forces, which under special conditions can penetrate from the world of
    • a dreamlike condition, they perceived what was happening in the form
    • trying to penetrate into the nature of the event of Golgotha with
    • never penetrate through to the true being of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • real penetration into the starry heavens; they saw what was spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • penetrating beyond the immediate region within which he stands in
    • penetrates into the depths of world-existence, or into the knowledge
    • thoughts too from the external world. He had not yet the independence
    • something that acts independently. In doing so he has placed himself
    • instinct; free, on the other hand, where we have grown independent of
    • training. And yet in our age everyone penetrates into this region
    • intellect, we never penetrate to the inner being of Nature. I here
    • But the man who penetrates to his own inner “kernel,” and experiences
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • way. This happens when our breathing, for example, functions
    • trying to penetrate into us, preventing us from full experience of our
    • like an abnormal aura. It may then happen that he begins to feel
    • is the counterbalance for our spent life-forces when it take effect in
    • If you ask: What is the nature of the forces which make compensation
    • for the spent life-forces? — the answer is: They are the forces of
    • correct to depict the eye as an independent entity; what takes place
    • in the eye is that the outer world penetrates into the organism as it
    • — it was as though the light actually penetrated into them, into
    • our task must be to penetrate to the reality.
    • the further evolution of the world, everything depends upon whether —
    • looking for the darkness that surrounds the Palladium, for an open
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • And the name ‘Beta’ considered with an open mind, turning here to
    • penetrate Man's actual being beyond this recollection, this thought
    • We may, through appropriate meditation, succeed in penetrating the
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • important to let nothing happen in the young child's environment, not
    • with its blood vessels, is suspended.
    • Then it gathers itself together, and there, clearly suspended within
    • when we hold a pen in writing, all that we thus accomplish in the
    • the physical, this is what happens: whereas, in the little child, the
    • fact is that all that happens in the moral life, and all that happens
    • independently and yet side by side for modern consciousness today, are
    • the event which happens openly with the change of teeth. We have our
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • sense of being depends upon maintenance of the threads proceeding from
    • chimneys and smoke, and dispenses with beauty, is a world that makes
    • true morality depends, and without morality no true social order among
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • What would happen nowadays if a man were to give himself up entirely to
    • is always dependent on the subhuman. What was seen by that high form of
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • of the invisible man penetrates only into the nutrition and growth
    • interpenetration of the physical and superphysical human being would
    • entire human being directly from the ego. An activity thus penetrates
    • directly. Naturally this penetration is strongest in the head, where
    • direct penetration of the organism by way of the ego brings about
    • to penetrate the organism with the proper astral and etheric forces
    • of the invisible man not penetrating in the right way from out of the
    • right way by astral and ego organization, can penetrate the body. In
    • that when a person is born he does not penetrate strongly enough with
    • body, refusing to penetrate into the blood process in the right way.
    • this must happen only to a small extent) then the overflowing force
    • inside you. Then two things can happen. The constructive force active
    • the foreign object. When this happens, the following takes place in
    • object in that spot, the etheric body penetrates the physical body in
    • penetrate the foreign object; instead, within this area a bubble will
    • happens in what is called a healing of some foreign intrusion in the
    • organization is moved a little bit upward. It can also happen that
    • presentation. In reality the processes interpenetrate one another. In
    • in reality we are always dealing with interpenetrating activities
    • in the daily defense against outer processes penetrating
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • Pennmenmawr, August 28, 1923
    • This is a lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in Pennmenmawr, August 28, 1923.
    • penetrate into what is actually meant with this membering. He said: these
    • not spatially next to one another; instead they interpenetrate one another.
    • They totally interpenetrate and one must accustom oneself a little to an
    • were, breaks through into the lower body. If this happens then the
    • incorrectly within one another if they penetrate into one another.
    • connection to the organism depending on whether an illness takes one or
    • to bring forth out of itself, which it has in itself, depending on how one
    • proper doses. It is necessary then, depending upon the accompanying
    • too weak, then the digestive activity is able to penetrate through to the
    • can happen when one combines the remedy phosphorus — in a way which
    • Thus it is necessary to penetrate into nature on the one hand and into the
    • were unsuccessful. Then the matter is statistically treated, and depending
    • into a relationship to man depends on the various methods of application
    • Thus it has happened that in the most varied ways we have had to
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Penmaenmawr, it gives me heartfelt pleasure to be able now to give
    • course fix our attention mainly on the times we spend in waking life.
    • always exclude the times we spent asleep; we join the things we did
    • life are the times we spent in sleep as very little children. We
    • darkness when you look back on your own life. The times you spent
    • physical body and we must ask ourselves: What happens to it while we
    • not our own. If it depended on us, it could not go on at all. It is,
    • Penmaenmawr I tried to tell a little of the real spiritual nature of
    • it, beginning long before. Something that happened, say, between your
    • equity, the great ‘restorer of the balance’ for all that happens
    • its cosmic happenings, pulsating through man's Karma upon Earth.
    • system with all its physical and spiritual happenings, and reaching
    • kind of planetary force interpenetrates the other. As upon Earth we
    • therefore darkened. In compensation, the Mystery of Golgotha came into
    • Therefore it happened that to begin with, while the Mystery of
    • once opens his eyes to the reality of spiritual worlds, as he can do
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • penetrates, wisdom-filled, the sphere of Jupiter. In this sphere he is able
    • again about Raphael; yet once more he made the attempt to put pen to paper
    • This work is: to let the Michael Power and the Michael Will penetrate
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • accordingly, were able to penetrate into this teaching. In
    • dependent on the outer form of speech, or spoken words. They did not
    • what happens to the soul when man goes through death?
    • intellect, should enter life on earth. But the intellect depends on
    • the divine world. If one wishes to penetrate into the real depths of
    • the independence of the spirit-soul being which is not dependent on
    • Gospel. But a full understanding can be gained only by penetrating
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • Whereas in a modern play so much depends on scenery, decorations, etc.
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • the modern theater so much depends on scenery, props, etc., when
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Widow. The soul, which will later on become completely independent, is
    • become independent. Everything that comes from him is a call to the
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • independently of the senses”: this was what Plato strove to
    • being able to think of other properties of the world independently of
    • think of the essence of Nature and of Spiritual Being as independently
    • etc., quite as independently of the particular objective entity, as we
    • are able to speak of the “circle” independently of the
    • non-mathematical student when he penetrates into the realms of the
    • science teaches the way to become independent of sense-perception, and
    • open to him. Through the schooling in the spirit of mathematics lies
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • fact, participating; what happens on Earth is merely the stimulus to
    • life; and it may therefore easily happen when the human being has not
    • Such intercourse is not sinful when it happens in the right way. The
    • intercourse with the dead is easier to understand. The happenings I
    • describe only what has happened in your waking life. Life is thus
    • happens continually, only it usually remains in the
    • that, in the higher sense, these things that happen after each other
    • know little of the happening, because sleep ensues immediately; but
    • of the dead, all that happens is that we interpret them incorrectly.
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • know how to look at what happens to the physical body when a person
    • damage in this left convolution of the brain. This injury happens
    • when someone has a so-called brain stroke. What happens in that case?
    • means that something happened to the brain while the child learned to
    • perceive what happens around them. And this perceiving, this mental
    • penetrates into my left cerebral convolution and produces a structure
    • And what happens
    • would happen then? You see, what would happen is that, below the
    • but on the outside, it would remain mush. The same would happen to
    • speech is a combination of what happens in crying and in
    • Now what happens
    • consonants. What must have happened in their respective regions? A
    • lot may have happened, quite a lot, but I want to focus on one thing
    • read the entire zodiac like a clock from which I can see what happens
    • want to know what happens inside the skull, in this brain of ours,
    • to an understanding of what is really happening and its connection to
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    • begins to act wildly, because the vision penetrates and stirs his
    • sympathy and antipathy. Think how much the whole of life depends upon
    • happens in this way: three life-processes, breathing, warming and
    • interpenetrate. Just as the planets cover one another, and have a
    • process of seeing. Not what happens upon the tongue, but what
    • existence requires to be penetrated more deeply by the power of the
    • rational necessity from its rigidity, this is what happens when the
    • — this happens where the life-processes work like
    • seen how spirit penetrates all matter everywhere, so that nowhere can
    • enough, to master matter, to penetrate into matter as it really
    • independently — independently in a certain sense, for of course
    • consider first the opposite question: What would happen if there were
    • penetrate into the land of knowledge.
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    • engage in it, because he was open to everything human and because he
    • described, not in concepts, but in pictorial forms, open to various
    • independently side by side, and are not thrown together in a single
    • social structure depend upon one another; you cannot reach one without
    • life. The spiritual life must be independent, and co-operate only in
    • humanity, and represented an independent member of the social
    • you are thirsty. If this happens, you see how unhealthy it is.
    • independent in order to restore productivity to spiritual life, they
    • belongs to social rights — not private rights and not penal law,
    • system of legal regulations. Everything economic forms an independent
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    • relatively speaking, self-dependent. We have within the human being
    • three systems of the human organism are independent one of another.
    • are each self-dependent, although at the same time they work together.
    • something that happens in the world and has significance there. And it
    • life of feeling. Suppose the event happens between the change of teeth
    • of time depends on the whole form and character of the individual
    • open to observe the particular way in which such a man conducts
    • however, depending on the individual human being.
    • things that happen to Man in the way of destiny. An insight into these
    • of life, from about 2 – 2 ½ years of age. What happens is
    • that is happening spiritually around us.
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    • body, a great deal more is happening than modern science dreams of.
    • is dependent upon the forces of the Sun. Without the Sun, man could
    • part of the organism is dependent, mainly, upon the Sun's influences.
    • ourselves free and independent of them. And do you know how we can
    • our health depend on how our astral body has developed during the
    • speech, is dependent upon the working of Mars within our being. Man
    • You see now in what way processes in the human organism are dependent
    • independent of the cosmic forces, although none the less these cosmic
    • independent of this constellation. It is to this kind of knowledge
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    • organs are comparatively small appendages. Now — if it only
    • depended on the inner potentialities inherent in the germ, within the
    • mother's womb — these appendages, these little stumps which
    • gravity, as happens with the little embryonic stumps that afterwards
    • with our senses needs to be penetrated with ideas about the
    • penetrates towards us. There is the outer sun, the sunlight comes to
    • interpenetrate, the inner man understands what comes to him from
    • are a little expensive nowadays1 — still, you can buy
    • it will always happen that what we attain at first in spiritual
    • shall go there, presumably, whatever happens.
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    • and do not usually spend the larger part of their leisure time in
    • If we spend too much time pouring a mass of information over young
    • put ourselves into quite another life-condition. When this happens,
    • lightning! What's happened to the teacher! Up to now we've thought of
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    • evolution and involution. Future penetration of man's spirit
    • penetrate into the atom itself. When the similarity of substance between
    • conceive what might happen in such circumstances if mankind has not, by
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    • quite different happens.
    • does not immediately penetrate into the physical body, but
    • before entering it penetrates more intensely into the etheric
    • someone is penetrating into the body and passing through the
    • penetrating into the etheric body, he or she would then be
    • — only when we are able to penetrate into the inner being
    • impenetrable. But if we are able to penetrate within it —
    • happened to such a soul according to the consciousness of the
    • objective fact is wholly independent of belief. I will speak of
    • eye of vision is opened there appears this figure of Ahasueris
    • clairvoyance arises, as it may happen unawares to the person
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    • descriptions very much further do we penetrate to reality.
    • And if the attempt is made to penetrate further — using the
    • methods with which penetration into such realms is possible —
    • they do experience what is happening. And just as they experience the
    • what is spoken during the day. (The same thing happens during every
    • a compensating cosmic Justice, a Karma, is at work. And here, too,
    • the true beholding of the outer garment. He must learn to penetrate to
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    • Baptism something of great significance happened to Jesus of
    • effect Spiritual Beings — everywhere penetrate into human
    • but we shall realise that what happened through this event in
    • consciousness. This was what actually happened in the event described
    • which he grows to be independent of all Earthly things — flows
    • and external natural happenings. In philosophy, man has here given
    • himself up to the error contained in Schopenhauer’s phrase:
    • world is dependent on my eyes, and other organs of sense.’ But
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    • a greed for knowledge but to be a spiritual impulse penetrating deeply
    • with the word ‘Mysticism’ itself. Quite recently it happened that
    • which man can penetrate. This, too, is the attitude of Mysticism. Did
    • open, the higher world will emerge out of the darkness. To the
    • speak openly of this world. We are reminded here of certain words of
    • that happens to be living in their soul. He wanted to realise his
    • it unfolds in outer happenings. He saw in Beethoven the artist who was
    • A way into the inner depths of human nature was thus opened up
    • together or when one becomes dependent on another. But there are also
    • happening invisibly between the Dutchman and Senta, and are we not
    • connected with a fall. Later on, compensation is made, but for every
    • confronting them as a separate independent power in each individual.
    • this Ego-consciousness expressed in the opening notes themselves, in
    • are not to be regarded as accounts of happenings in the outer world.
    • in evolution: love that is dependent upon uniformity of flesh and
    • principle of individual independence. In the age preceding that
    • love bound up with the blood-tie, and the principle of independence,
    • principle of independence. Christianity was to bring into the
    • world a love that is independent of blood-kinship. The words of Christ
    • receiving the ‘holy love-lance,’ the ‘kiss’ which ripened the fruit.
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    • there. They are subsistent and independent. The Idea of the Good
    • evolved independently were unknown. Whereas the Initiates of earlier
    • penetrate with the same intensity into this spiritual substance.
    • the planetary Spirits. I will draw (on the blackboard) this pentagonal
    • Again and again it happened, however, that knowledge of this wisdom
    • Through spiritual knowledge it must again be possible to penetrate
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    • independent. These forces become independent through the fact.
    • thinking grows more independent within the life of humanity, we
    • upon which feeling can develop independently, and also a
    • does not like to penetrate into the deeper mysteries of life.
    • searched for the cause of these happenings; many have accused one
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • of spiritual science, we must penetrate more accurately into
    • penetrated into it, as it were, during the Sun-epoch and the
    • own, which it has developed independently into a physical shape.
    • books. Those who were unable to penetrate into such a lofty idea,
    • to penetrate into such a great idea, went through a terrible time. We
    • the generations, it so happened that human bodies develop
    • discover that the other organs depend very strongly upon hereditary
    • qualities, whereas the formation of the head depends upon them only
    • penetrate into the mother’s body. Those who do not see these
    • world could be deepened if he would be aware of his position within
    • Serpent, with a real serpent’s head, as large as the Tree. Can
    • as to be tempted by a real serpent. Imagine, a real serpent creeping
    • present serpent can only be looked upon as a symbol of something
    • the Luciferic temptation. The serpent is Lucifer. It can only
    • earthly serpent that can be seen through our ordinary earthly eyes.
    • cord, that may be imagined in the form of a serpent’s body.
    • expressive as possible, and attached to it, a serpent’s body,
    • humanity in a fruitful way. Spiritual science must begin to penetrate
    • the greatest admiration which we may have for the penetrating
    • in spite of the penetrating insight of Dostojevski’s
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    • us pictures of happenings in the spiritual life of the Cosmos and in
    • changing styles. He gives us pictures of happenings in the spiritual
    • following lecture which opens up for us a vista of the
    • must open our minds and hearts to thoughts which shed light upon the
    • depended upon the facade, upon the impression made by the
    • is indispensable. What is a Temple of Asia Minor, in reality? Does
    • before us as a self-contained whole, a self-grounded, independent
    • to come to our eyes and our hearts to penetrate through the walls, so
    • At the opening of our
    • will set and maintain its own boundaries and at the same time open
    • — secluded from the material affairs of the world and open to
    • because Spiritual Science tries to open up a certain understanding of
    • impulses underlying them. But so often it happens — and it is
    • Seven Wise Masters to save him. And now the following happens, seven
    • same happenings repeat themselves seven times over, until the eighth
    • the world to-day, so much more depends upon deed than upon any
    • answer expressed in words or thoughts; very much depends, too, upon
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    • high spiritual development to penetrate into the chaos of the peoples,
    • away. For even a Manu cannot direct destinies and happenings according
    • constitute a Neo-Semitic civilization. We find the happenings of most
    • happenings are recounted in an old story of which there have been many
    • penetrates into what had been prepared by the first two. Indications
    • never had a strong footing in Galilee, had never really penetrated
    • initiated there by the Grail. This happened at the turn of the 13th
    • directly dependent upon Higher Beings, Beings who had gone through
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    • Thus it will be indispensable to turn attention in our
    • the living, independent soul.
    • he understood it when the spiritual worlds were opened out before him
    • through this Death. We penetrate into Nature with our thoughts,
    • liberation of Pentecost, in that He promised to mankind on Earth the
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    • dependent for its evolution on the decision of man. In language
    • depended upon Intuition, the Archangels surrendered themselves to the
    • that we shall only be able to deepen our understanding of their
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • that in their study of contemporary events and happenings, men's
    • to-day, therefore, we will consider how certain happenings in the
    • was an impenetrable wall, concealing from men all traces even of
    • happenings, these beings were not the creations of fantasy as modern
    • happening here, their inner life will be taken hold of by the fiery
    • in the midst of all these mysterious happenings a laggard humanity
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    • between death and a new birth, and the physical world interpenetrate.
    • Not only so; the spiritual world and the physical interpenetrate even
    • for the elemental world — which happens when we are able to
    • beings. As an independent elemental being — for such we are by
    • ourselves. Not only does our feeling, our condition, depend on the
    • medical practice which will make the penetration of medicine with
    • rays of force begin to penetrate into our soul's life. But this
    • the living depends on many different conditions. The dead man is in
    • penetrate the veil. He who has passed through the gate of death is of
    • his own experience as he does so — depends very, very much on
    • or another, depend on all these things. For on a large scale all this
    • depends very largely, not only on what is there in his consciousness,
    • away and consuming him. And his whole mood and condition depends on
    • parents were connected. Learning the same business, spending his life
    • completely laid aside the astral body. But this only happens after
    • consciousness depends on what can enter into us. When we go about as
    • This is what happens when you concentrate your thoughts on the dead
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • latest example of revolution ... there something happened which
    • independent of the Osiris-name, because he had something
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • sort of inverted way what had happened in the Third, the
    • afterwards. That happens in rapid succession. With those mysteries,
    • through which man in ancient times penetrated into the laws of the
    • cosmic events in the heavens. Just as it depends on the sun, on the
    • think, so does it depend on greater, more extended star
    • to expression in celestial happenings, in star-constellations.
    • more than men imagine! For the impulses to what is happening today
    • immediately recognize the pentagram in it — or is it even a
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • ‘open secret’. For the Building was closed to none, it
    • was open to all, and in fact everyone could see it at convenient
    • Goethe's words again — before an ‘open secret’, a
    • completely open secret.
    • concealed behind what was open and evident. And then in their
    • a pumpkin or is it a flask? ... when it happens that a flask has been
    • happens to serve up. It was therefore possible for Fritz Mauthner in
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • Bergson, the Schelling and Schopenhauer plagiarist, is about to be
    • man depends upon his head, he can really arrive at nothing else than
    • post-Atlantean epoch, precisely because in an independent human
    • the time; if we sharpen our attentiveness we learn precisely from the
    • evils that can happen to Russia in this war the fall of Czardom is
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • independently of our own action; we are capable of development
    • Then the physical ceases to let us be dependent on it; then, so to
    • catastrophe. Then indeed man was still dependent on his physical
    • element far into old age, but he had also the joy of this dependence.
    • historical development with more sharpened senses can see it —
    • nowhere has what is meant by the actual Christ-Impulse penetrated in
    • and we can only do so through spiritual deepening. But, as I said,
    • his pensioning off, and who thus had the idea ‘I have got so
    • of men in their youth, unless they happen to become professors or
    • happen when something is there which one can approach in later life
    • happen today can only be discovered and, above all, rightly judged,
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • happens when the quickly gained head-knowledge lives itself into the
    • transformed into heart-knowledge. A real miracle will happen if
    • Spencer, Huxley, etc. and is therefore materialism, became
    • education and instruction. Who could deny, if he has an open eye
    • head-development simply depends on the fact that the earth races too
    • finished when we are twenty-seven years old; if it depended on the
    • that it becomes independent in man here upon earth, then this
    • ‘In the evolution of mankind all depends on the inner being of
    • deepen knowledge through the heart, of giving children what they need
    • if he seeks a little to penetrate the secrets of humanity. The
    • through the good will which tries to penetrate into true reality.
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    • shows how humanity has been deserted by the Gods and made independent.
    • this fine substance penetrates a little below the earth's
    • from this that the substances of which I have spoken, penetrate under
    • had obtained his pension, since at seventy-two he no longer felt
    • seventy-two-year-old Zeller, put in a claim to be pensioned off —
    • heart. This can of course happen in the case of single individuals,
    • depend on the fact that the life of the head is not worked on by the
    • so that they may ripen. If he brings forward what he has only just
    • hypnotized by words. But one must not be dependent on words; one must
    • still open, his head was still susceptible to the conditions of the
    • of that openness to the cosmos, where in ancient times cosmic forces
    • develop an independent ego within us. It is important that we bear
    • this in mind. We can develop an independent ego by reason of having
    • from which one could understand what actually happened. Where is
    • supposed to happen there is an instant declaration ‘That simply
    • without the will to let things ripen through the heart-experience.
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    • stamps itself upon the cosmos; what has thus happened in our life and
    • expands or contracts depends essentially upon what has been
    • skin-sense organization is, so to speak, only an appendage of the
    • interpenetrate one another.
    • other side; in such a way, however, that we do not penetrate deeper
    • do so, because we have already penetrated into it deeply enough; but
    • not abstract and fanatical, but are founded upon a penetrating
    • earth what has happened in the course of the many generations, and
    • it has happened that the majority — no matter how paradoxical
    • part of humanity had to spend a long time in the life between death
    • longing to penetrate full reality. Today there still exists a strong
    • opposition to this penetration of full reality, not only in the
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    • aware of the happenings in which they are involved. Nevertheless
    • grasping with the hands, are regarded as processes which happen
    • this period is not rightly spent, it means that weaknesses are
    • and built, depends upon the nature of the connection established with
    • this depend? It depends upon whether the human being, in the previous
    • misfortune befalls me in this present earthly life, the compensation
    • may itself be the compensation.
    • worlds, a knowledge that for everything there is compensation. But
    • life's happenings rests on the sure knowledge that there is
    • compensation takes place in the next earthly life.
    • true and penetrating perception of human life know that man lives
    • rightly for the next earth-life, and the compensation has to wait for
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    • which we to-day regard as something quite independent of speech
    • only very poorly express, however deeply Schopenhauer may have felt
    • shall we be able to realise that in order to penetrate into the
    • penetrate into the nature of things, into the being of man and into
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • reach into a void. The intellect feels that it is dependent upon what
    • incapable of penetrating through them into the higher worlds.
    • significant is happening in the field of consciousness. An inner
    • super-sensible happenings springs up before us. This is what happens
    • content of his consciousness happens to be.
    • Something is then revealed of the beings and the happenings of the
    • you experiencing there? One thing or another has happened to you in
    • body penetrates into and works within us. The whole nature and being
    • then we can transfer ourselves with opened eyes of soul, into the
    • great arena of cosmic experiences, cosmic happenings, just as
    • really to penetrate into higher worlds and to recognise the kingdoms
    • dependent upon the connection between this new life and the old. —
    • If, indeed, this is what has happened to religion, Anthroposophy
    • would simply be opening up a vista of death. By its very nature,
  • Title: Lecture: The Dual Form of Cognition During the Middle Ages and the Development of Knowledge in Modern Times
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    • are indispensable for the attainment of a world-conception (for
    • spiritual development of our modern times, we must penetrate into
    • penetrate into the modern development of science, and it occurred at
    • gradually paled and died. The possibility of an independent
    • penetrating into the sensory material world. We must emphasize again
    • penetrative philosophy of the second half of the nineteenth century
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    • birthday at Jena, in the nineties of the last century. I happened to
    • the outer aspect. If we wish to penetrate through the chaos of
    • resembling those of Herbert Spencer, and so forth.
    • has developed under the influence of a science dependent solely upon
    • should indeed realise that something must penetrate into the human
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    • must have happened, for a large furniture van had arrived in the late
    • certain spot, this large van had overturned; this had happened
    • happened to be crushed by it, so that the van was the real cause of
    • cosmic laws on which they depend. Outside, in the cosmos, these
    • the tremendous importance of this fact! It means, that it will depend
    • bodies. On this circumstance will depend the way in which these
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    • to the cosmos which would open up a vista of pre-earthly and
    • spirit-and-soul penetrates into the bodily nature, and traditions
    • think of what happened in ancient times, when, for example, a man ate
    • happening. And in modern man the process is there just the same, only
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • egoism in a special sense, into which we shall penetrate a little in
    • penetrating character of the knowledge of the universe that the
    • felt, as it were, similar to the serpent, that he did not as yet
    • the serpent that twists away from the earth and digests in a
    • soul-constitution that no longer allows us to really penetrate
    • into the world! It is the task of a spiritual scientific deepening to
    • a commercial account book do not depend on diligence, and so forth,
    • penetrates into the innermost depths of our heart, awakening our
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    • significance for what happens on earth as a whole. For only part —
    • and indeed the rather lesser part — of what happens on the
    • forces proceeding from the dead also penetrate into what surrounds
    • some conception of what happens between death and a new birth.
    • world into a language intelligible to human reason. Much more depends
    • formulating what happens here in the physical world.
    • super-sensible world, infinitely much depends upon such things. In
    • avenues to the truth lie open? [Steiner was quoting
    • are to penetrate in the right way into the social life. One cannot
    • the artist's imagination unfolds freely and independently of
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    • of the world, not merely in thought, nor merely in feeling as happens
    • deepens into direct religious experience.
    • In this way the prospect was opened for two movements to travel side
    • special fields of work that are bound to open up as time goes on.
    • happen on any account; it would strike at the very heart of the
    • everything that seeks to penetrate also into the life of science.
    • quite independently of the Anthroposophical Movement, to a number of
    • independently of me, independently of the Anthroposophical Society. I
    • depends on our developing the strength to carry out what we have set
    • be said (as is reported to have happened already): The
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    • rise gradually to those concepts which penetrate more deeply into the
    • penetrate into their inner life. Hence, what we experience inwardly
    • extends the human gaze, so that it penetrates, really penetrates into
    • a special knowledge in the past”. But if we would only open our
    • Bible Lucifer is symbolized as a Serpent, as the Serpent on the Tree.
    • The physical serpent, such as we see it to-day, and as modern
    • and Eve, the Tree, and on the Tree the Serpent, but this serpent
    • about with open eyes, they go through the world with bandaged eyes.
    • painting, the Serpent on the Tree is painted correctly, as
    • namely, that we may once more penetrate livingly into the spiritual
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    • place in the course of evolution. With the penetration of the
    • Mystery of Golgotha also penetrated into it. What I have indicated,
    • forces that penetrated into the soul’s “threefoldness”,
    • (T), when it penetrates into the human soul. In the case of the
    • ancient divinity Jehova, the penetration into the human soul was
    • and the penetrating element in general is expressed, with the “S”
    • sound. This is connected with the element that penetrates into the
    • they connected themselves with that element, penetrating, as the
    • arose later on that element which penetrated into the nations of
    • element that penetrated into Europe through the Finnish element, was
    • true Ego, the gift of the earth, depends upon the fact that the
    • element penetrates into us, for instance the watery element, then it
    • penetrates more from out the spiritual world. It is not contained in
    • the human being himself. It must, as it were, penetrate into man as a
    • the earth; in that case, a spiritual element that seeks to penetrate
    • penetrate, as if with soul-feelers, into these places, in order to
    • penetrate with their influence as far as the etheric body, and to
    • continues to be active in the face of what happens later — LIKE
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    • presently developing that the times themselves demand the deepening
    • really open mind about these things and has come to anthroposophy in
    • deepening into his anthroposophical striving. The kind of life and
    • anthroposophical life need instead is loving hearts and eyes opened
    • long-latent conflict. It must be brought out into the open and
    • one happens to be a schoolmaster or a professor instead of an office
    • and “send out good thoughts” at the end of a day spent
    • happened, something that could probably happen only in the
    • on in the Society. We should keep our eyes wide open to everything
    • that is happening in the world around us, that will imbue us with the
    • in our very hearts. That can happen only in a state of fullest
    • core of his free being to open up the way to them. Those who realize
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    • must be understood that in reality it interpenetrates the whole human etheric
    • ourselves so independent of it — not letting it disturb us — that
    • not do this in ordinary life? Why in ordinary life does it happen that when
    • must first know what must happen and recognise clearly and without any
    • you, how dependent man is today on the opinions that whirl around him —
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    • Spiritual science can help us penetrate to a realm where new possibilities
    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • way, as so often happens, and say that it is a defect of the human
    • ought to ask ourselves how it happens that the etheric body acquires
    • body. Everything depending on repetition in man or animal is
    • the first thing that happens in this process of acquiring ideas is
    • Yet the following can happen: Suppose a man gets ill simply because
    • world with your eyes open and notice how mentally lazy and mentally
    • development depends on his having this free part of the etheric body.
    • All of you have not only forgotten innumerable things that happened
    • to you when you were little, but also a lot of things that happened
    • last year, and even a certain amount that happened yesterday. A
    • that happens, however, happens in conformity to law. Everything that
    • of his consciousness, it could easily happen that the free part of
    • happened, that would really do some good. It is a fact and not a
    • man largely spends his time in Devachan working on the new form he is
    • groundwork for his future form. The life in Devachan is always spent
    • all of what happened in his past life, if he must forget this life?
    • remembering. The happenings of the world have not disappeared, of
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    • depends on the whole development of the life of the group. Only when
    • point. Life does not depend on what a man says or believes. That is
    • depend on what a person says or believes but on his ability to set in
    • the brain. Just as when something happens on the sun, an eclipse for
    • compensate for what impinges on him from outside. Wherever you look
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    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • when fructification happened in connection with the intake of food,
    • only at quite definite times. This depended on the changes that took
    • and how little could actually happen in human life, as everybody
    • man was still in a softer, more spiritual body he was much more open
    • everything that happened in his environment work upon him. The
    • Schopenhauer to think that men were absolutely incapable of bringing
    • doing, and as this is really happening all the time, it has a great
    • because he was completely open to its influence and underwent sublime
    • of the two sexes. Individualisation happens by way of the effect of
    • this came about at the expense of something else, and when I describe
    • densification man became a more and more independent being and shut
    • withdrawal of the spiritual worlds, and the more independent and
    • withdrew from him and something else took its place. What happened in
    • times — happened when physical consciousness was actually
    • fructification which, as an independent, self-contained being, he had
    • independent human being, and it is no longer in full harmony with the
    • man, as an independent being, detached himself from the all-embracing
    • independent as it were of his astral and etheric body. This is the
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    • being are connected with and dependent on one another in the most
    • interpenetrated by an astral body and something resembling an ego.
    • Nor could the etheric body exist without being interpenetrated by
    • universal cosmic astral body which interpenetrates the physical and
    • become obliterated, because man has had to become independent of
    • that it is of no consequence, but it happens to be very important.
    • acquired his independence and freedom, otherwise the evolution of
    • has shot ahead. A similar thing has happened with the other rhythms,
    • outer one. In Atlantis something very serious would have happened if
    • there today to a certain extent, but it has become independent of
    • of divinity. This is the meaning behind rhythm becoming independent.
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    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • Something must be happening in the etheric body if a temperature runs
    • penetrate a little way beneath the surface of the physical sense
    • world. And we must penetrate further and further. Now let us enquire
    • thing would have happened to him as happens to a clock if its
    • also been displaced. Man would never have become an independent being
    • forward, cannot sort himself out any more. This is what happened to
    • Man had to get away from the old rhythm; his progress depends on
    • independent of outer rhythm. But we must not lose the ground from
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    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • inkling that illness must also depend to some extent on a person's
    • what actually happens to man spiritually in the period after death.
    • only happens in exceptional circumstances in life, as we have often
    • way the other person did when it happened. You experience objectively
    • inclination to compensate for the pain in one of your future
    • the pain himself, and resolves to recompense A in a future life, that
    • people in life whom we have to recompense or with whom we have any
    • no means always be worked out in a single life. It can then happen
    • meeting them again. Now this depends, too, on the other people,
    • everything right in one life. It depends entirely on whether the
    • recompense someone. The bond of attraction has brought us together,
    • compensating deed could be one to which our own organism is not
    • equal. Our organism is also dependent on the forces of heredity. This
    • brings with it from the past. Now it all depends on whether the soul
    • the urge to compensate for a particular deed. We have also
    • person does not usually notice anything happening within him, and, to
    • happen: There is a person who, at the age of twenty, feels the urge
    • in his soul to compensate for something. External circumstances are
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    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • penetrate into the deepest parts of man's being where he is
    • the ego-hood within the bodily nature. What happens when a person
    • us to see deeply into what is happening. If you watch the breathing
    • unless we know what is actually happening in the spiritual part of
    • and happenings around him. Why does a person laugh? Someone
    • makes you laugh. It is bound to happen that man feels superior to
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    • open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating
    • depend. As wide as possible a study of man is what we have been
    • dependent on the earth, and these spiritually more advanced beings
    • phenomena taking place in the region of the air became dependent on
    • their physical bodies, and their etheric bodies interpenetrated their
    • matter, into the physical. What would have happened if no change had
    • who were at the same time not very open to influences from the
    • have described, and they led an independent existence up till much
    • etheric body penetrates very deeply into the physical body. That is
    • think in this way you will go ‘black’! Everything happens
    • striving to know all the subtle aspects of cosmic happenings. We
    • impulse. What happens has always in a certain way already happened,
    • but it happens again in ever new forms. The anthroposophical movement
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    • the physical maternal sheath. But we know that when this has happened
    • You can actually discover what is happening, even without clairvoyant
    • only in the course of life. And not until this has happened is it
    • then slipped inside, is active for the first time independently of
    • not penetrated into the physical body to the same extent as in the
    • let us ask what actually happens when man adds to his store from
    • interpenetrate to form the physical, and the spiritual
    • interpenetrates them too in a certain way, as an earthly being man is
    • the seed and out again. But what is happening in the case of man?
    • depends entirely on the fact that it is he in particular that
    • stolen something. What has happened is, of course determined by
    • with the objective facts. They depend on quite different things, even
    • has entirely new experiences, independent of previous causes.
    • must not look on everything as determined, rather it depends on
    • men were to spend their lives without developing any treasures of
    • all that is not predetermined, but depends on how man relates to the
    • Christian esotericism, and everything depends on our being able to
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    • the planetary spheres after death depend upon moral and religious
    • hope to penetrate slowly and gradually to the essence of
    • only devote himself open-mindedly to this sense of truth, with the
    • furthermore been possible to open up new ways for contemplating the
    • Mystery of Golgotha, thus enabling us to penetrate more and more
    • epoch. If something is to happen through us in the spiritual worlds,
    • about; the more active we are, the more can happen. In the spiritual
    • happened to him; he was struck by lightning. This did not prove
    • numerous. But this was not a chance happening; it was an event of
    • become more and more dependent upon inner exertions, and men will
    • measure of understanding of what is to happen; then, in restfulness
    • higher worlds depends upon our own inner tranquillity; the calmer we
    • practical accomplishments in that realm depend upon the establishment
    • anything is to come about, to happen through us in the spiritual
    • anything is to happen, it emerges from the twilight. But when it is a
    • possible to compensate for what has happened. On the physical plane
    • what will lead to an understanding of humanity as a whole must depend
    • relaxes — as also happens drastically at death — but if
    • other soul. By deepening our contemplation of cosmic secrets —
    • help this fruit to grow and thrive. When Schopenhauer said: “To
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    • children in whom this happens at an earlier age, the child begins to
    • when a child opens his eyes and light falls upon them. It is actually
    • This happens because as a being of soul-and-spirit, man returns into
    • may happen.
    • the gate of death we can make compensation in some form for
    • with it is mainly dependent upon a religious attitude of soul.
    • there are no such divisions. The only division there depends upon
    • We spend certain periods after each death within these
    • interpenetrate one another, we are together and yet at the same time
    • give to one who penetrates more and more deeply into its essential
    • Our life in the Sun sphere after death depends upon what
    • can learn a very great deal from what may lie openly before us.
    • Earth and because we have been able to open our eyes of spirit here
    • evolution proceeds. Abraham's spiritual eyes were fully open to the
    • in future depend more and more upon the extent to which he is able to
    • with that life depend upon what forces he brings with him from the
    • forces we are able to acquire during that life depend upon our
    • furthered or impeded depends upon our active and creative
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    • happen that because of this, his friend rages against Anthroposophy.
    • Such things certainly happen but we must realise that they are very
    • often clothed in maya. Consequently it may happen that the one who
    • many cases it happens that aversion in the upper consciousness takes
    • happen that after death he himself would have an opportunity of
    • these happenings, calls the one ‘cause’ and the other
    • attention only to what actually happens, not to what may be
    • continually happening and which we have escaped. The range of such
    • possibilities is infinitely greater than that of actual happenings.
    • may be said that this happening had no significance for our outer
    • conceivably have happened.
    • Now the following may happen. A man may take serious
    • happened to miss. This may make a deep impression upon him and such
    • happenings are able as it were to open the soul to the spiritual
    • take place simply because something that might have happened did not
    • what might have happened, nevertheless there are times in life when
    • events that might have happened have a decisive influence upon the
    • things that happen to you appear in a dream-picture or vision, you
    • might have happened and was prevented only because other conditions,
    • true conception of the independence of the soul. For it would be
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    • happens to him during sleep, i.e. the restoration of forces used up
    • what happens to him during sleep. During sleep the forces used up
    • death and the new birth he is conscious of what is happening to him.
    • upwards and revitalise the whole man depends upon the upper aura
    • present in man's consciousness penetrates more deeply into the body.
    • and stupendous knowledge has been preserved from the Egypto-Chaldean
    • realised how the astral body and the Ego experience what is happening
    • happenings in the world of stars. A man living in the Egypto-Chaldean
    • something that is independent of the body. Immortality was thus an
    • Kepler, for example, set out independently to calculate from the
    • humanity dependent upon the physical senses and the brain-bound
    • so inwardly deepened by his union with the worlds of stars that the
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    • else had happened and he had continued to work as he had done while
    • investigation if that investigation is able to penetrate deeply
    • have the capacity to deepen and develop the ideas spiritually, in
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    • be an ever deepening understanding of the Christ Impulse. Everything
    • the way that is right for our time. This understanding depends upon
    • this ‘I’; it does not penetrate into his consciousness.
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    • happening which cuts across the seven-year cycles of evolution. We
    • there is no more remodelling of the brain. All that happens is growth
    • birth, his actual form is not complete. What happens is that the
    • — the Ego. This happens in the early years of life, in the
    • happenings which are to be attributed to backward Spirits of Wisdom
    • earliest youth the human being becomes dependent upon them and his
    • always to give out openly what he, as an Initiate, knew; for in the
    • their souls men were far less independent. They were under the direct
    • respects their independence. Men were intended to live on the Earth
    • in a state of greater and greater independence. The leading spiritual
    • still be independent judgement — which is an utter
    • him that is independent of life on Earth. Whereas through the
    • influence of public opinion he becomes more and more dependent upon
    • and independence needed in the present age. Whereas nowadays men have
    • inevitably be asked: What can have happened to that individual at a
    • reached, will reveal themselves. This will happen in the case of
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    • prepared to penetrate behind the mysteries of existence, can throw no
    • the real sense, we cannot penetrate it to any depth. We direct our
    • except man — as a creation, together with happenings in the
    • world with vision dependent in any respect upon the physical body.
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    • health. Life in the spiritual world depends upon the mode of our life
    • We know that when an individual has spent this period of
    • physical existence through birth. Our whole earthly existence depends
    • relationship to that reality depends upon whether in earthly life we
    • investigation and knowing the conditions of human life, we penetrate
    • form in which it will be revealed depends entirely upon how we have
    • death depends upon the inner tendencies of soul acquired here on
    • Everything that happens in physical life is directed by the beings
    • duty — although of course anything may happen! In a certain
    • in the spiritual worlds depends upon the mode of our life in the
    • room, rapping and so on. Such happenings are often indications that
    • lack of success. After all, it happens even here that something is
    • after death will depend entirely upon the manner of our life here on
    • Earth. Even our community with others in the spiritual world depends
    • dependent upon the contact established here on Earth — not
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    • images of happenings in the Heavens. The fruits of the soul's
    • depend upon the bodily life, indeed very largely upon
    • life spent in longing for sense-impressions and being unable to enjoy
    • thoughts that are dependent upon the physical instrument of the
    • ample sense an image of happenings in the Heavens.
    • understood, and how the Buddha-impulse as a cosmic happening is
    • progress on Earth from one culture-epoch to the next is dependent
    • dependent upon influences connected with a world beyond the Saturn
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    • as we try to gain knowledge, we must penetrate into the spiritual
    • ourselves how we can hope to penetrate more effectively, with
    • deepened anthroposophical knowledge, into the course of human
    • not much easier for them to penetrate into this Mystery, whose secret
    • history, but we will try to penetrate into that part of it which
    • Golgotha and a hundred and fifty years after it, to deepen their
    • which Greek culture and other deepened forms of thinking had achieved
    • regions. This deepening of thought is truly astonishing.
    • Mystery of Golgotha and shall look only at what has happened in the
    • unprecedented deepening. Something happened with thought; it
    • that something is happening far, far away in the spiritual worlds and
    • that the deepening of thought is a consequence of it.
    • explanation of the deepening of thought at that time be found. Only
    • that streams through the other two worlds and penetrates right down
    • account and ask simply: No matter what happened over there in
    • Greece and Rome an infinite deepening of thought took place. Let us
    • Mystery of Golgotha, but we find an infinite deepening of thought
    • happened which took hold of the innermost being of the soul on the
    • we have enclosed there was a deepening of thought never previously
    • dependent on those worlds; in thinking you take hold of something
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    • We know that the souls of those great teachers were open to cosmic
    • finding their way to a real understanding of what is happening.
    • power. Then the Cumaean Sibyl! She speaks with half-open mouth, as
    • are they? What does their prophesying signify? We must penetrate
    • perhaps permissible: What would have happened if neither the Christ
    • ask why this has not happened, and who has brought it about that the
    • though there penetrated into humanity through him a note which was
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    • have happened to them as they went through subsequent incarnations;
    • up the senses of man. In the spiritual world something had to happen
    • which will enable us to understand much that happened later on. A
    • as cosmic secrets, when we try to penetrate into them clairvoyantly.
    • So again something had to happen in the spiritual worlds
    • thing happened. A third confusion would have arisen if the souls had
    • thinking, feeling and willing. If nothing further had happened, these
    • the Earth and felt a dependence on the influences of Sun, Moon and
    • projected into his soul — what had happened in primeval times.
    • on Earth: what then had had to happen in the celestial worlds for
    • their sources; if, that is, we compare what happened in Greece with
    • what first happened in the Cosmos.
    • What was it that happened up there in the Cosmos? The
    • a projection of what had happened at the end of the Atlantean time.
    • openly; only in the Mysteries was the meaning of it understood.
    • of music was a reflection of that happening, especially the
    • depends in the main only on the skill of human hands; in short, the
    • And a healthy development of spiritual life in the future will depend
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    • penetrated by the Mysteries of which I spoke yesterday.
    • happenings are brought about. This picture of the world I would like
    • what happens when we bum a piece of paper in the sulphur hills of
    • Michelangelo places the Sibyls, who are open to the elemental powers
    • something happens which did often happen to the Jewish people —
    • we look back over what happened then, we must say that what was
    • of the Earth. This happened when the Earth's aura was permeated
    • expression of Geology. If one really feels how the oil penetrates the
    • the olive tree is inwardly penetrated with the oil of Earth. One can
    • abstract, as dependent only on the brain, as are the things often
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    • themselves; it depends on when and where they appear. The forces that
    • Troyes) where all this has happened. He was intending to ask
    • utterance): “Think of what happened on the occasion of the
    • so happens that he finds the Grail shortly or directly before the
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    • latest publications show what happens again and again when these
    • conclusion. Still more wonderful things are happening and have
    • happened than I can write of or describe to you in words. While I
    • allowed to speak through animals: he spoke to Eve through the serpent
    • the heavens; but what he added to this, being truly penetrated with
    • Impulse, as was meant to happen, in accordance with the Parsifal
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    • laws dependent on man's personal karma.
    • evolution depends on the fact that human souls, for instance, who
    • external physical ray of light can penetrate his eye, it is active
    • comes the fourth evolutionary period; the independent rule of thought
    • from the external thought-perception, the independent creation of
    • Impulse penetrates into the sentient soul. Philosophy is experienced
    • the consciousness soul: thought is an independent active Being. This
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    • and he can penetrate into this Moon fortress of the universe. He then
    • receive the happenings in the universe into the realm of soul, and
    • is necessary is to be open to receive the spiritual. And then, to the
    • devotion with which he tells of past happenings in the universe
    • But, as already said, Jupiter is in a certain respect impenetrable
    • always dependent upon the relation between Jupiter and Saturn. When
    • to depend more upon receiving the memory of Saturn and the wisdom of
    • transforms everything, just as a dream transforms the happenings of
    • people. A language is deepened, imbued with the quality of soul,
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    • encompassing than those which are dependent upon our existence within
    • deepened with sufficient intensity. In many cases, the person who has
    • passed through the portal of death brings about this deepening
    • the fact that he is united with them in thoughts, that he penetrates
    • deepening required by karma, which could not have been brought about
    • let us say, fifteen years sooner. The fact that he has spent a
    • knowledge of these facts and of the way in which they interpenetrate
    • part of a world of necessary happenings. From the earthly standpoint
    • death. After death windows open, as it were, from the spiritual world
    • overcomes death in this soul-manner and that it penetrates into life.
    • this force grows powerless because man must become independent, he
    • man must now independently bring into his thoughts a living element.
    • something which seeks to penetrate into the connexion of the things
    • the souls who are penetrated with the spirit, souls who have passed
    • should penetrate into us and live in us, thoughts which should —
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    • a new birth — depends on our co-existence with the various
    • world. Just as when we open our eyes or lend our ears to the outer
    • over from the etheric body depends on spiritual training or other
    • or other things that depend on our physical and earthly life in this
    • dependent, in his soul, on personal feelings of sympathy or
    • be able to make ourselves like them — independent, in a sense,
    • understand that these relationships depend on our whole mood and
    • given time on earth are largely dependent on those who died and
    • after death — which may sometimes happen, though it is not so
    • dependent on this working of the dead into the life of earthly human
    • these life-habits are so far ripened that they come from them after
    • more, to compensate for this, people must receive such detailed
    • spiritual world. It is not only for ourselves that something ripens
    • our habits in our most intimate character. Much in our life depends
    • the development of man goes on. What he attained on earth ripens not
    • karma. It ripens also for the world. So we continue to work for the
    • to the deepening of all his life. These things I wanted to kindle in
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    • evolution in so far as this evolution is dependent upon man's
    • deeds, of everything he causes to happen — in short, his karma.
    • into the earthly life of mankind. Whether this will happen depends
    • upon man opening his heart and soul to what thus seeks entry, through
    • evolved. As I explained yesterday, the yogi attempted to penetrate
    • will be — and there are signs already of it happening —
    • If it should happen that the elemental beings come under the
    • happen will happen to the earth. No matter how far or how deeply our
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    • images. In order to rise gradually to those concepts which penetrate
    • when we penetrate into their inner life. Hence, what we experience
    • penetrates, really penetrates, into the real world. If this
    • open our physical eyes a little as we pass through the world, we
    • also know that in the Bible Lucifer is symbolized as a Serpent, as
    • the Serpent on the Tree. The physical serpent, such as we see it
    • therefore paint Adam and Eve, the Tree, and on the Tree the Serpent,
    • but this serpent would only be a symbol and it would have a human
    • Leipzig; but people do not go about with open eyes, they go through
    • Paradise Scene. In that painting, the Serpent on the Tree is painted
    • penetrate livingly into the spiritual world. Again and again let us
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    • for these tremendous happenings of the present time.
    • It is our striving to penetrate, knowingly and at the
    • still have faith that Spiritual Science will penetrate into the
    • course, just when the human being, by means of his opened soul,
    • becomes especially difficult for him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • which do indeed penetrate into spiritual realms, to a certain extent,
    • the penetration of the spiritual into the physical world.
    • nevertheless, whatever happens to it there, remains visible to
    • we should not on the other hand, be able to penetrate into spiritual
    • colour-impressions with a fine feeling — that we can penetrate
    • able, in part, to penetrate into it, while at the same time it comes
    • surface of which the soul's experience could penetrate.
    • if we so completely penetrate into the life of colour, that
    • because the thoughts contained in the picture before us, penetrate
    • the picture of the Serpent on the Tree, tempting Eve.
    • naturalistic landscape, and a naturalistic serpent showing, of
    • We know that in the Serpent, we may recognize a symbol of the real
    • the Serpent. Nevertheless, the Serpent is not Lucifer, and this must
    • prolongation, the spine, the result would be a Serpent, a serpent
    • resembling a human head, and the spinal cord appended to it and
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    • theosophists, for the reason, that a higher degree of open-mindedness
    • openly and honestly to form the thought, that there are beings who do
    • body and being active here and there in the world independently of
    • Archangel of his people is indispensable.
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    • part of the earth does not only depend upon what rises out of the
    • their true form on earth, endeavor to follow the interpenetration of
    • part of the external is dependent upon this etheric aura upon which
    • depends upon the physical conditions, there the influence of the
    • matter dependent, they are compelled at certain times to wander over
    • temperaments are therefore mingled according to the interpenetration
    • account penetrate deeply into human nature.
    • pendulum, and how later Kepler and Newton were stimulated to make
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    • Archangels penetrate into the human inner being, and thus far also
    • were inwards, but can, by means of the senses, open itself outwards
    • something which a man feels as happening from within him. Now the
    • Archangel feels, it is true, that everything is happening within him,
    • that it is independent of him, with which therefore he has nothing
    • Spirits of Personality, and it may happen that in the mutual
    • what is happening inwardly — is only the reflection of an inner
    • What happens in external history is only the outer
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    • These four parts of his being show us all that has happened during
    • what would happen to him if these Beings alone — and of these
    • a repetition of what happened to man on the old Saturn, and which has
    • up to the influences of the normal Spirits of Form, all that happens
    • appearance, quite a different form. Everything would have happened
    • extent he actually is to-day. If that had happened, then all the
    • all that appertains to the preceding age, of all that happens in the
    • reason, however, man has become more dependent on the earth upon
    • dependent upon that part of the earth on which he lives, and because
    • the Spirits of Form, as one might say, — he becomes dependent
    • in the middle third of his life, he would have been independent of
    • But because he has become dependent upon the earth, because his youth
    • is spent in the way we have described, he becomes earthbound, he
    • which he was born. He thus becomes dependent upon all the conditions
    • dependent upon the earthly conditions of the place in which he is
    • whole earth, which therefore depend upon the part of the world in
    • possibility is given that a man should not only be dependent in this
    • Atlantean epoch, when man was directly dependent upon his earthly
    • through heredity, but became more and more independent of place.
    • the time spent in a really abnormal way on the earth before his
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    • It will be seen from the last lecture, that in order to penetrate
    • substance.’ But one who penetrates into the nature of things,
    • solid rocky ground of the Alps divides the Italian Peninsula in the
    • penetrates upwards as well as downwards, into the sphere of the
    • depends upon, that element which we have described as earth-bound,
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    • In this manner, what happened on the Earth was correspondingly
    • deepening and spiritualizing must be taken from what is in the sense
    • of Form penetrating through a sea of mist. Through an ocean of mist
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    • What happens as a rule when a person compares the mythologies and
    • could penetrate to a high degree into the spiritual worlds. Hence all
    • this more as though it were just happening then. It is his own
    • of the wind outside in the macrocosm. The regular penetration of the
    • described to us as a continuation of what had happened formerly and
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    • Now you might possibly ask: What then happened to these
    • independent free being to glow with enthusiasm for what he thinks,
    • account given in the Old Testament of the Serpent, which is nothing
    • the independence of man, he felt not merely the possibility of evil,
    • body in order to bring it to freedom and independence, the element of
    • form and coloring to man and made him an independent, active being in
    • the thoughts of the freedom and independence of man can be traced
    • man into the physical; and that on the other hand is compensated for
    • That is the Midgard Serpent, by which is expressed the influence of
    • in the figures: Hela, the Fenris Wolf, and the Midgard Serpent —
    • expressed in the action of the Midgard Serpent, the Fenris Wolf and
    • Minor, the words, ‘Change your attitude, repent, for the
    • become visible, — brought about the feeling that the time spent
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    • relates, which occurred on the Italian and Pyrenean Peninsula, in
    • Pyrenean peninsulas that which could be formed in the ‘ I ’
    • in the peoples of the Italian and Pyrenean peninsulas there is a
    • to the impulse of the Spiritual Soul penetrating into the human
    • most penetrating old clairvoyance, acquired by man when he worked in
    • us say a carpenter.’ That, therefore, which to the abstract
    • happens first of all, when a Folk-spirit so leads his people that the
    • one, for it must reverently await the penetrating of the Spirit-Self
    • everything which is to happen in the future, must in a certain way be
    • of St. John's Gospel and its opening words. Again it is only on
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    • The further we penetrate into the details of the
    • comprehension of that which I could only indicate briefly in my open
    • may happen in the future is to a certain extent subject to the will
    • East; there, however, it assumes another form. It may happen that
    • happened for centuries. Certain people have always profited by this
    • in the astral body, viz., the Midgard Serpent. That which Thor was
    • in conflict with what proceeds from the Midgard Serpent. In
    • Serpent. They balance each other, that is to say, they slay each
    • what is yet to come. We do not depend so much upon historical
    • occultism will appear before mankind free and independent of every
    • Christ. You need only open your eyes and without prejudice test it;
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    • the Spiritual Beings who guide earthly evolution as to what must happen to man.
    • may say that if nothing else had happened except this departure of the moon
    • happened, he would be living in a world of pictures to this day. But evolution
    • must begin to be alive to the great happenings that are connected with his
    • time. And we must learn to connect what is happening today — I mean the fact
    • They desire nothing else than to be the advance-guards of what will happen to
    • happen if men go on unfolding no other kinds of thoughts until the time is
    • intellect — but that can also happen amid conditions of barbarism. Full and
    • Science means to open the doors to those influences from beyond the earth which
    • will happen if men continue to cultivate shadowy thoughts. For their destiny
    • People prefer to shut their eyes to what is happening and to think that, after
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    • already mentioned, I did not depend in any way upon the works of the
    • foundation of my own, independent method of research.
    • was represented by me as something entirely independent, and
    • thus always been an independent part of that Society was further
    • developed and further built up in the now wholly independent
    • independent. This is not put forward from want of modesty, but merely
    • ways and means of penetrating into the sphere of the spiritual, a
    • for penetrating into the spiritual sphere, because the spiritual world
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world. In this respect spiritual
    • whole inner life of the soul becomes changed. Something happens which
    • — this, of course, cannot happen, but let us assume that it could
    • penetrates into the limbs. We say, “I will”; we move our
    • developing his will. And it then happens that the same condition is
    • methods of calculating certain events which will happen in the future.
    • never happen which does so in a diseased soul-life. For what is the
    • and if he were to wish to penetrate into the spiritual world, taking
    • endeavours to penetrate behind the mysteries of the spiritual
    • science must in a certain respect deepen a man, even with regard to the
    • it happens that spiritual science is accused of not speaking of a
    • deepened. If we say that God is revealed in our own hearts and souls,
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    • together. Goethe had striven to deepen his realization that all the
    • had penetrated into the earth.
    • interpenetrate. When the earth dons her Winter raiment of snow,
    • festival should be the occasion when man tries to deepen inwardly, to
    • of humanity we can deepen our understanding of what is. presented to
    • other things that have happened as well, it would not be surprising
    • evolution depends upon man allying himself with wisdom. Many things
  • Title: Lecture: Michelangelo
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    • penetrate to the essence of historical evolution and of the human
    • completely penetrated with force of will that he can put upon him
    • Medici took him into his house and there he spent the three years
    • become more inward. This inner deepening he expressed by external
    • happened at the moment to be working on his David, so he decided to
    • task. His greatness consists largely in a period which was to depend
    • stands at the opening of the modern age in the same relation to art
    • characteristic quality of Michelangelo: that he has penetrated to the
    • compensation for the stopping of work on the tomb. Now though he had
    • anxiety for his family in Florence whom he supported with every penny
    • pass to the Cumaean Sybil with her opened lips and finally to the
    • depends only on what he can extract from it. His personality is
    • development of humanity as happened through Michelangelo, but that the
  • Title: Lecture: Technology and Art: Their Bearing on Modern Culture
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    • through the experience arising from a night spent in a railway train
    • person realises what actually happens to him when he spends a night
    • thing one immediately opens the way for the passing of judgments.
    • of will to a very small extent indeed during the wide-open
    • point of view, of what happens when modern technical science is put
    • into application. What happens is, fundamentally, a performance that
    • by veils easily penetrable in the spirit, while by day he worked in a
    • what is happening. Everybody is obliged to undergo the battle; in its
    • Life proceeds, by necessity, in a perpetual pendulum swing. It swings
    • out to one side or the other, like a pendulum. Nobody can say with
    • spiritual life. That is the other swing of the pendulum. It is only
    • whereas formerly the pendulum of life swung now to the one side, now
    • stream. And this has actually happened. In coming nearer to Ahriman
    • materialism in the present age. This still happens with many people,
    • for the opening of the Gospel of St. John: “In the
  • Title: Lecture: Past Incarnations of the Peoples of Today
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    • means sufficient. Everything depends upon understanding conditions as
    • happening in the world. He may turn perhaps to history, or rather to
    • is more or less obliged to fall back on what happened in the last
    • what happened to them, what happened to their fathers, forefathers
    • explain what is happening to mankind at the present time by what
    • happened in these earlier generations. He becomes familiar with the
    • at all. In other words, we cannot understand what is happening on the
    • incarnated at the present time, in Asia. The period spent by
    • If we would only try to open up the path which leads through healthy
    • Everything depends upon our having the courage to approach these
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    • majority of people, for the independent testing of
    • that at some later period of life such a person is dependent on
    • others; he will lack independence in the way in which he faces life —
    • independence, which can already be observed in one and the same
    • in the next incarnation. Helplessness and lack of independence will
    • When we see someone facing life in a helpless and dependent way, we
    • try to penetrate into his soul with love and devotion. Falsehood must
    • be recompensed by truth; these are two extremes which bring about a
    • kind of compensation.
    • If we lovingly penetrate into the weaknesses of such people, our
  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • What I told you now, essentially depends on the development of
    • who has lost the possibility to penetrate into the world in a living
    • dead, abstract concepts and to penetrate into living, concrete
    • But it will not be possible to penetrate into such thoughts and
    • This egoistic character of our modern world conception depends on
    • Today nothing penetrates into the human souls, but rebounds, as it
    • enough. This is only dependent on the fact that the constantly
    • addition to space, also time; that which penetrates into the present,
    • to make the attempt to transcend egoism and to penetrate into the
    • penetrate into such things. A short time ago, I emphasized again and
    • according him a pension until he dies. To many people a position
    • entailing the right of a pension is a great “ideal”! And
    • the religions speak of a kind of pension for the time after death!
    • The soul obtains a pension; without any effort on its own part it
    • by a free spiritual striving, independently of the state, and that
    • having a pension will NOT exist in a juridical state! This alone is
    • safely through the portal of death and pension it off.
    • that people do not like to penetrate into the very things into which
    • they should penetrate. For abstract sentences which are quite
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    • penetrate into the spiritual world (we are then outside the
    • Golgotha. We grow aware of this when we really penetrate into
    • away religious feeling; on the contrary, it deepens it.
    • penetrate into the essence of these four soul activities, and
    • man was not an independent volitional being; the Angels willed
    • out this subconscious writing activity is essentially dependent
    • to foresee the near future. But the will which penetrates into
    • happen to us, for example tomorrow. Only if the will is
    • completely silenced, something of what will happen — not
    • anything had happened, he told his aunt what he had dreamed. She
    • at home, so that nothing might happen to him. She gave him the
    • certain deepening, something arose which may be compared with
    • deepening, so that they can see events in which the will must
    • then penetrates through the silenced will.
    • What has happened?
    • independently, when you draw its attention to something which is
    • an infinitely important thing: If we wish to penetrate in the
    • to deepen our soul and immerse it in spiritual feelings, in
    • spiritual-scientific deepening is needed in the present time and
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    • habitual ideas, so that nothing is able to penetrate their minds
    • prefers to remain in ignorance of what is penetrating mankind through
    • pursues it with an open mind, he cannot fail to realise that one of
    • of dependence on purely earthly inherited characteristics, the more
    • blood relationship; consequently all that has happened is the making
    • however, man can already understand that this has to happen; he can
    • embrace the thought that it will happen. Indeed, he can grasp still
    • feelings will ripen, and when they are no longer mere theory, but are
    • which may happen or any other feelings men may have. And from the
    • this could not happen in the state of mind in which the civilised
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    • frequently happen that one who is au fait in scientific
    • associated with this condition. This is not unlike what happens with
    • depends on his coming together with the world in this way. Similarly,
    • preparation for life — there, openly, without any disguise, to
    • are able to demonstrate their independent existence by accomplishing
    • to recognise that the life we are now living is dependent on earlier
    • a purely formal compensatory effect. But this physical world is
    • that follow, come new compensation and balancing-out. Thus in the
    • the picture with a sincere and open mind. It is the same with
    • now a remarkable thing happens. At first the higher knowledge seizes
    • majority of persons it happens that before they can give their
    • altogether indispensable for the attainment of spiritual knowledge,
    • the activity of writing; for ultimately, all depends on experiencing
    • When men learn to be more open-hearted and to approach
    • understanding of life, his heart will be open to receive what the
    • literature of how Christianity is deepened, and can stand forth in
  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • were dependent upon it in a different way from ourselves in the fifth
    • undertakings depended to the greatest possible extent upon personal
    • reactions, nor of a penetrating intellect, but impelled by the
    • individual, more dependent upon egoism, upon human loneliness
    • others depends upon the working out of individual karma. For we have
    • live their life in common dependent upon their natural tendencies.
    • stands in the way of man's independence by tending to make of him a
    • requires for its particular deepening. But we do not ourselves
    • of life more and more, to penetrate it, and by so doing to come to
    • religious life which is still dependent upon the support of the
    • life. But as it must be striven for independently, mankind is put, as
    • concrete, and to a comprehending penetration of the actualities of
    • fosters the freedom and independence of our thinking. Spiritual
    • can penetrate to its reality it makes us capable of forming a right
    • you of something which happened — “by chance”, as
    • lack of clear vision, in spite of an open compassionate heart. I will
    • as a means of deepening life and as a remedy for destitution of soul,
    • penetrate and further the life of modern humanity to the greatest
    • without the preparatory stage of inner self-dependence, only to be
  • Title: Lecture: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
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    • to the realization that, in order to penetrate in to super-sensible worlds,
    • felt as my hand would feel were it conscious: that it is not independent,
    • acquired a strong feeling of his independence, of his individual
    • In order to understand what is achieved by this let us look at what happens
    • depend only on our senses and nervous system as instruments of thinking.
    • Something extraordinary happened to the yogi by this means. The process of
    • instance, in the pentameter and hexameter as used in ancient Greece, point
    • penetrating into the external rhythm with our thoughts we learn to
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    • knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the veil of the world of
    • Jesus spent in His work on earth, Paul spent as an anti-Christian. And
    • be the one to arouse in men a realisation of what had happened for
    • sixty-seventh or sixty-eighth year. This time was spent in carrying the
    • cosmic happenings; it is essential to see in this light what he laboured
    • festival, whose whole significance depends upon super-sensible knowledge
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends whether
    • merely the catastrophe that happened in the recent years of the war, but
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    • Steiner will join me. We are thankful that we may spend these festive
    • more open question, though we will do our utmost, in the discussions
    • season of the year in which it ripens, and so forth.
    • depends on countless conditions, not even only of the Earth as a
    • appearing — to begin with — quite independent not only of
    • understanding of many things that happen in the social life by
    • periodicity, it makes them independent — it emancipates
    • happens on the Earth is but a reflection of what is taking place in
    • opens the plant-being to the wide spaces of the Universe and awakens
    • are able to approach the plant life of the Earth is dependent on the
    • planted in the Earth thoughtlessly, just when it happens to suit.
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    • We shall spend the
    • depends. Thereafter we shall draw the practical conclusions, which
    • because they do not penetrate to the realities involved. We shall
    • above the Earth are immediately dependent on Moon, Mercury and Venus
    • soil. To begin with, we have those influences that depend on the
    • unfolding of the growth-processes, and they depend throughout on the
    • depends above all on the composition of the sandy portion of the
    • soil. What the plant-roots experience in the soil depends in no small
    • only present in the depths below — is indispensable. I would
    • vegetation or another. First we must know what is really happening.
    • which is going on in the “belly” and which depends on a
    • of their external life. Yet in this very process they become open to
    • then has the property of being least dependent on itself — on
    • relation to plant growth, what happens in the minerals at this time
    • no rational penetration into the process.
    • working. Such things must be penetrated once more with clear
    • depends on the way the animal is exposed to the Sun. Thus in the fore
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    • which it finds expression. They do not penetrate to the relationships
    • can penetrate into the intimate life of Nature if you can see the
    • independent, leaving outside him all is growing in the fields. If he
    • substances in one form or another. They are dependent on these other
    • substances; they are not independent. There are only two ways in
    • which they can become independent: namely, on the one hand when the
    • seed-formation and makes them independent there, so that they become
    • Truly we may say, the limestone in the Earth is dependent on a kind
    • of nitrogen-inbreathing, even as the human lung depends on the
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    • be angry with me for saying these things so openly and clearly. The
    • and living element. It does not happen so in Nature, but instead of
    • get at the real earthy element; you will penetrate at most to the watery
    • the watery content of the earth, but you do not penetrate sufficiently
    • via the ethereal, penetrates strongly into the earthy element. Thereby
    • be able to see the whole. Our detailed measures must still depend on
    • lumpy, with tiny appendages for feet, as indeed they are in the early
    • What happens at the places where the horns grow and the hoofs? A locality
    • through a permeable skin or hair. The openings which otherwise allow
    • powers, which, pressing inward, are meant to penetrate right into the
    • ethereal contents from the interior of the organs, out into the open.
    • you can now make use. When it has spent the winter in the earth, you
    • for an hour and you will get a thorough penetration. Think, how little
    • of letting it “hibernate,” you let the horn spend the summer
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    • Therefore I need not spend
    • Spiritual Science. But we must first know how to penetrate into these
    • impoverishing it, and that is why we have to manure it. But the compensation
    • is happening to-day on many farms. Then we are ruthlessly exploiting
    • Moreover, this process itself is dependent on the substantial nature
    • you will scarcely find another plant to replace it. If it should happen
    • will not be digging out mere soil. There let it spend the winter and
    • we can know precisely what happens in the organism in terms of modern
    • wood or forest. That is what happens, once it has thus become inwardly
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    • pay the penalty for their ignorance. Indeed, in many regions of the
    • civilised world a heavy penalty has been paid for this ignorance of
    • through the mediation of the earth. They have had to pay the penalty
    • It happened
    • how much the three get done between them. Well, if so be they spent
    • even when it does not happen to be full Moon. The animal carries the
    • What happens
    • depends. For it would otherwise have to be living in the leaves. (The
    • or below zero. You cannot do it. You depend on a certain temperature.
    • different being in each case. moreover, the resultant influence depends
    • Moon-influences in the soil can also become too strong. This can happen
    • reaching the necessary level. The true force of fertility depends upon
    • has an open sense for the manifest working of her forces.
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    • For I now beg you observe: What happens through the fact that a free
    • of the tree? In other words, what happens by means of the cambium? What
    • astrality. What happens, then, when the herbaceous life grows out of
    • Thereupon our vision is still further sharpened, and a fresh relationship
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    • (as happens in the fruit-formation), something available as foodstuff
    • so independently as in man; it is a more indistinct sounding-into-one-another
    • the head. It is the head, not the big toe, which depends on the stomach
    • get the proper change in the open air — how different it will
    • for instance, seeking its food for itself in the open air; following
    • we must learn what happens to it when it passes, either from the animal
    • the rhythmic life, and the two poles interpenetrate. What animals do
    • happens, for example, if ever you have a sore throat at a place where
    • happening very widely, especially among those who have acquired a little
    • happen that what you look up in the text-book will clash with what you
    • I spend the whole day with petty manipulations, I can never become a
    • What happens
    • the liver of all Organs works with the greatest relative independence
    • carcinoma. Carcinoma, from the very outset, makes a certain region independent
    • is it due to? Why does the tomato work especially on that which is independent
    • power to influence any independent organisation within the human or
    • The potato, too, works in a highly independent way, and in this sense:
    • it passes easily right through the digestive process, penetrates into
    • the brain, and makes the brain independent — independent even
    • game is up.” If that were to happen, the whole thing would be
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    • actual Mysteries. In the Egyptian Mysteries he had to spend
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    • deepen what we have recently considered. If we envisage, to
    • depends in the widest sense on the whole life of man, we
    • you penetrate in a living way
    • penetrate into our own being, a process begins which
    • like a fruit that has ripened. Let us follow the
    • ripening; if it surpasses this point, it dries up. We may
    • therefore say: Six: Ripening.
    • this ripening process. By
    • external world penetrates into us, a kind of poisonous
    • Ripening.
    • principles, he would be dependent on the earth's
    • ripening: it suffices to look at the fields, at the
    • ripening wheat or corn: the ear of corn represents the
    • of man are set forth as independent beings, because in a
    • penetrate into the spiritual world.
    • interpenetrate in such a way that the human being that has
    • reveals to us what penetrated into the present life from
    • human being running about is the one that penetrates into
    • to walk independently. It is always being carried, like a
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    • Through this intense inward penetration into the Mystery of Golgotha, they
    • penetrated in soul and spirit the secrets of the Mystery of Golgotha. Many
    • life, they had gained those inner victories that Man can gain when with open
    • divine-spiritual powers of providence allow such a thing to happen? Why do
    • human beings are called upon to penetrate into the secrets of existence, not
    • further progress in the penetration of the spiritual world. Goethe devoted to
    • their offspring, who might be completely deprived of all independence, of all
    • now, when an event takes place such as happened with the Templars, something
    • hand, what happened through the working of Mephistophelian-Ahrimanic forces
    • not our intention to lay blame on anything that has happened in history, what
    • events that happen in the world must not be looked upon as erroneous in
    • electric current. And it happened such a little while ago! People do not
    • materialism just in the way that it has actually happened. These
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    • however true that one cannot penetrate into the super-sensible worlds
    • being to penetrate into the super-sensible worlds.
    • already existed in the old Platonic school: That no one can penetrate
    • penetrates into mathematical thought. It is not mathematics in itself
    • cannot penetrate into the way of thinking which is employed in this
    • depends upon our remembering capacity, upon our memory. Only those
    • penetrate with the scientific spirit that prevails elsewhere into the
    • difficult to penetrate, but I think you will be able to grasp what I
    • the subject of our thoughts transcends space and time and penetrates
    • plastic ways of thinking. It is not easy to penetrate into this third
    • penetrating in full consciousness into the higher worlds. We then
    • the reality of the spiritual worlds into which we penetrate in the
    • dependent on external circumstances or on ideals which induce us to
    • same time a religious immersion, a religious deepening of the human
    • spiritual science, and we have already opened Clinical-therapeutic
    • School for Spiritual Science was opened at Dornach it was not
    • must admit that forces which penetrate into the higher spiritual
    • worlds can also penetrate into the social laws of human life, for
    • ordinary world into asceticism, but it opens out the paths to the
    • natural-scientific facts and their operations, but penetrate them as
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    • It is easy to grasp that one wishing to penetrate to the
    • meditation, depends upon the starting point in ordinary, everyday
    • a penetration of sleep or of the dreams into the clear, everyday
    • consciousness, however, is like a penetration of ordinary, everyday
    • impartiality, a loving penetration of things and worlds, an attentive
    • are happening that cast their shadows — or their lights —
    • crassly), those who see ghosts (Gespensterschauer); they become
    • penetration of a sleeping or dreaming condition into consciousness,
    • We see how the possibility of error opens itself to someone
    • the deepening of his soul life, strives, as he says, to find
    • which one does not penetrate with full consciousness, so that one
    • opening in the earth, however, and let the sunlight shine in,
    • the position once characterized by Schopenhauer with the words,
    • they wish either to make use of their dependence on the ordinary
    • sense of self and more. He who penetrates more deeply into what we
    • investigation, those who penetrate with a sound sense into the
    • these results penetrate — through difficult hindrances of soul,
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    • in the way I have indicated would now deepen their knowledge
    • independent of physical phenomena. A spiritual scientific training of
    • the kind of seeing that active thinking opens up we come to realise
    • those memories acquired by opening ourselves to the outer world and
    • personality if we were dependent on the activity that works
    • engaged in self-education and become at the same time independent of
    • feeling independently within himself. By and large the whole of
    • increasingly external. Thus it happened that just at the
    • super-sensible being. Therefore it also happened that people had less
    • highly developed human being. And this happened solely because, while
    • of lives he spends in a physical body and another form of existence
    • between death and a new birth, spent in the super-sensible worlds
    • theory in the accepted sense, for when you are capable of penetrating
    • thing that has to happen on the path to the spirit. What I have
    • holy. Anyone whose destiny allows him to penetrate into the spiritual
    • conception of outer nature. These two ways are open to human
    • such as these, our eyes will be opened, and we shall see the
    • those who penetrate into the spirit of things and who can rise above
    • of the things happening today to destroy civilisation within the
    • the fact that two ways are open to us today: One way continues with
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    • suspended their growth, their blossoming and fruit-bearing. Only
    • things of sense, whether they be solid or whether they be happenings
    • must regard the plant world, in the first place, as an independent
    • independent entity as regards the Earth only comes clearly before us
    • A parallel thing happens on the Earth, when on one
    • so that at the present time of year, the one interpenetrates the
    • interpenetrate each other.
    • interpenetrates the earth-consciousness, the plant-world at New Year
    • Science: About the season of the New Year, two cycles interpenetrate
    • two cycles penetrate each other; then parting, continue separately
    • New Year, plant-consciousness penetrates mineral consciousness, so,
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    • time, at the opening of a New Year.
    • downward tendency, those that are harmful forces. At the opening of a
    • of our soul, if we wish to discover in ourselves how dependent we are
    • profoundly we are dependent on it. It is our indolence, our love of
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • like a cloud. Supersensible knowledge alone enables us to penetrate
    • admire is dependent, in his case, upon the experiences of the
    • ripening to fruit on the trees and living under the soil in the
    • this veneration, understanding and penetration of what is truly
    • It is just when we penetrate into the inner
    • characteristic in the other peoples and allows this to penetrate
    • from what is happening at the periphery. I said in a previous lecture
    • the Earth! How penetrated he was by the thought that permeating the
    • is applied merely to the world of sense and has not penetrated to the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • And ever since then, if the eye of the soul has been opened
    • opened and as well as a great vista of past ages of the Earth
    • experience is like a repetition of the happening at Damascus,
    • of spirit are open can themselves behold this Event, for in
    • words! Novalis is also aware of the stupendous truth that since the
    • future opens out before Novalis. He sees the Earth
    • fog through which the sunlight could not penetrate to the
    • ancient Gods but — as the blossom ripens a seed —
    • Atlantean flood, beyond that stupendous happening whereby the
    • whose power would penetrate into the depths of human hearts
    • happenings of the physical world, to the same extent to which
    • nobler example of the interpenetration of the spirit of man
    • the Greek temple architecture.— Think of what happens
    • the seed of the God of the future could ripen. Through the
    • happenings on the physical plane, but this would have caused
    • seed of the new God to ripen!
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    • what is happening to-day can only be grasped if we look at those
    • directly of the penetration of the physical world by the spiritual.
    • deeds, our whole thinking dependent on them. This is demanded of us
    • realise that we must let our life be penetrated by the light of
    • raised again by a spiritual deepening. We look to the West and find a
    • appendage to the political life and to the economic life. The state
    • depend for our daily bread has further destroyed us. We require a
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • which has opened up between the two components of our human make-up.
    • man can certainly penetrate into his own thinking. Then he
    • necessary. One can never penetrate the nature of thinking in an
    • Lecture VI, penultimate paragraph. Ed.]
    • penetrate the human being by means of anthroposophical knowledge of
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • followed by the seventh, when the moral life will be still further deepened.
    • penetrate into and take effect in the human soul; in the sixth epoch
    • it will be the forces of Lower Devachan that penetrate more deeply
    • intellectual power for this will depend entirely upon moral actions;
    • penetrating, most significant, thoughts conceived in our present
    • remarkable inasmuch as until the days of Schopenhauer —
    • life. What happens is that when this human being has reached a
    • Impulse is indispensable. The second stream is the Christ-stream
    • progress of culture and happenings in the great process of evolution
  • Title: Lecture: Nervous Conditions in Our Time
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    • way: For a whole year, the college student will spend his time and
    • the pictorial image, can most effectively sharpen one's memory. And
    • But when Anthroposophy begins to penetrate into their souls, people
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • is, in the first place, quite independent of man and the rest of the world.
    • with spatial laws, he pictures space before his eyes, independent of
    • something objective, independent of his own being. It was this that
    • objective and independent of ourselves. It does not occur to us that
    • (in which mathematics is our sure guide), and will open up a new
    • first stage in this research, is only a perception that penetrates
    • independent of ourselves. For example, in recent times we have come
    • something quite special here. We could take a pendulum, for example,
    • that the pendulum oscillates and cannot go further because of the
    • that, by penetrating the mathematical domain completely, we are led to
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • long before his death in 1925, was opened in 1928.]
    • sense, but knowledge that is dependent upon the whole range of human
    • the thickness of the arm depends on what is present there as
    • it unfolds from within. And by artistic penetration to
    • he take them into his thoughts. He becomes independent in face of
  • Title: Lecture: Evil and the Power of Thought
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    • the Asiatic culture, the penetration of this primeval element of joy
    • man is dependent on the circumstances prevailing in his environment. The
    • fact, they were now able to penetrate deeply into all that exists in
    • to penetrate into the spiritual worlds, they were now enabled to
    • prepared by Oriental wisdom, was able to attain when he penetrated,
    • virtue of his individual constitution, he was also able to penetrate
    • developed therefrom, these ideas as they penetrate within becoming
    • are just as unable to penetrate into man's inner being with ordinary
    • pupils of the Mystery colonies that came to the West could penetrate
    • and is developed in front of the memory-mirror, penetrates below this
    • memory-mirror. Thoughts penetrate below the memory-mirror and work
    • penetrate first through the etheric body, and the etheric body,
    • mind with which he penetrates as far as memory, then he enters a
    • happen if men should not be led by Spiritual Science to this awareness?
    • In the developments of our time we can see already what would happen.
    • chaos, now breaks out and penetrates into human instincts. That is
    • what will happen to Western civilisation; yes, and to the
    • to find his bearings in regard to what thus penetrates into his
    • They became thoroughly acquainted with the feeling that a penetration
    • into outer life. It belongs, however, to our time to penetrate into
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  • Title: Lecture: The Seeds of Future Worlds
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    • it were cease for a time — for how long a time depends upon
    • of matter. But in this centre of destruction it really happens that
    • beyond this tapestry of the senses. We penetrate it just as little as
    • we penetrate the memory-mirror within. With a developed
    • Oriental wisdom penetrated it with a consciousness informed by
    • memory-mirror. So that when we let our gaze penetrate deep down below
    • able to penetrate into this inner core of evil in man, and are able also
    • which contains the seeds of future worlds. There we penetrate into
    • hue visible to the senses; yet if we open our hearts to nature, it
    • of man, for in man all the colours interpenetrate, and in such a way
    • death. Much depends on this. Christianity is not merely a religion of
    • entering through our senses; the sun penetrates into our inner
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • consciousness men were not dependent upon oral conversation or
    • however, is dependent upon the fact that the human being can
    • have been open to Ahriman's influence since the time of Atlantis
    • again realises that the soul and the Spirit are independent of
    • happenings were reflected, namely, the relationships between the
  • Title: Lecture: Realism and Nominalism
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    • does not happen, for the wolf remains a wolf — that is, the
    • Gospels in order to know the Christ as an independent Being, from the
    • the Christ as an independent Being.
    • confessed openly that modern protestant theologians did not possess
    • resurrection as an independent Being, not merely as the Son of the
    • the Christ becomes an independent being in the fulfillment of the
    • will at last be able to see the Son as an independent Being and to
    • us to find in Christ the divine spiritual, in an independent way.
    • Spirit, unless the problem happens to enter into theological
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science, a Necessity for the Present Time
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    • Let us now try to penetrate
    • influence of the Christ-Impulse does not depend on the comprehension
    • we have for it. I might say that the Christ-Impulse penetrated into
    • the spiritual world, indicate that independently of man, and through
    • influence human souls, if only they are open to receive them.
    • into her being, the days before she opened her physical eyes to the
    • happened; they did not know that the Maid of Orleans had been
    • such happenings. A spiritual way of looking at the world will in
    • had happened near the Building, at a place where no van had ever
    • penetrate into it. As human beings of the 5th post-Atlantean
    • to-day's lecture: to a deepened insight into things which lie
    • means to us should enable us to have an open spiritual eye for such
    • And what is happening now is an unreasonable rebellion against things
    • we intensify feeling and penetrate with it into spiritual science, in
  • Title: Lecture: Fundamentals of the Science of Initiation
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    • intellectual knowledge is merely a result, an appendix of the
    • Goethe depends upon this very fact, namely, that he has deeply
    • knowledge. And it is very, very significant to penetrate really into
    • aversion of penetrating into the positive concrete results of
    • penetrate into the concrete spiritual world. Why do they do this?
    • traditionally, a mysticism which despises to penetrate into positive
    • them, for instance: “You only need to penetrate deeply into
  • Title: Lecture: Cosmogony, Freedom, Altruism
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    • justice ... they would like to have it suspended aloft as a
    • treating this cosmogony as an ornamental appendage, for
    • penetrates beyond the merely physical into the
    • go back to the old religious concepts with an open mind, we
  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • spiritual life into the physical. Initiation opens out to man
    • cannot be fully penetrated unless we also bear in mind that
    • It happened by a particular event. That is what frequently
    • the spiritual world to be opened to him sooner or later, as
    • Nevertheless, very, very frequently it happens that the world
    • is opened to us as by a kind of shock which breaks in upon
    • relates, then bade him deepen the forces of his soul; so
    • happened in his paternal city, he rides into a forest. He
    • learned to repeat. One need not penetrate into the deeper
    • it after having penetrated through the spiritual world. Then
    • that happens in the world, not only those forces and beings
    • down what had happened. That, as I say, was a last exertion
    • must realise that coming ages will penetrate more and more
    • it is particularly interesting to see how this happened. Her
    • inner being was opened, as it were. But it was not that part
    • spiritually opened, so much so that we find in her case a
    • that something momentous had happened, — though
    • what it was that happened on that 6th of January they did not
    • her mission. For one who penetrates into the spiritual facts,
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • or nose, and that the back of the head, which should depend
    • certain of those gifts bestowed upon him which depend upon
    • so far as they depend on the Cosmos. But the essential thing
    • happens here? As a being of soul and spirit a man descends to
    • force of gravity, and what happens results from the interplay
    • dispense with his head, and out of the rest of himself
    • course of the blood arises depends on the movement of the
    • Now what happens to the human heart and soul when knowledge
    • seen by the senses, but with this deeply penetrating
    • of this science has the will to penetrate into the depths of
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • their living by spending the summer as pastoral or
    • unique kind penetrated then into the hearts and souls of
    • the Christ Event. Hence it was not only Christian happenings
    • The star shot out when the shears were opened and the lattice
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    • Goethe — I refer to Schopenhauer. Since his time, interest in
    • the fruits of past lives may ripen. The prospect of a rich and
    • would enable them to penetrate and understand the surrounding world
    • meaning of it all did not wholly penetrate his consciousness. The
    • of the human soul was altogether different. Something happened then
    • an event which happened untold ages ago, the subconscious workings of
    • future penetrate Christian culture more and more deeply as an occult
    • page I look back upon my former lives as upon an open book; I see how
    • himself. Goethe once said to his pupil Schopenhauer: “All
    • they pass into other minds.” Schopenhauer's motto can be
    • altogether unable to penetrate the depths of the universe. This is a
    • Schopenhauer who says: “This world with all its suffering is
    • above terrestrial life.” According to Schopenhauer, the
    • existence. Such was Schopenhauer's conception, permeated as he was
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    • things depend on the judgment of specialists. But on the other hand
    • but he does not consist of this alone. Independently of this he has
    • that is independent of the body.
    • been happening to the body all the time, as a result of the working
    • abstract tittle-tattle about a soul independent of the bodily nature
    • Spirit within this detail, to a Whole. If we should happen to
    • And it must be remembered that this may have happened a very long
    • those who do not seriously penetrate to the heart of the teaching but
    • is that we must penetrate to the heart of the particular subjects and
    • definitely. As a matter of fact, the whole of later life depends on
    • of man as the outcome of Spiritual Science — penetrate into the
    • whole organism. In short, true Spiritual Science penetrates with
    • Inherentwithin them, penetrating them with a plastic formativeforce,
    • a whole region is affected — all these things depend upon the
  • Title: Lecture: Three Epochs in the Religious Education of Man
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    • whereby a religious, a divine consciousness penetrates ever and again
    • deepened by knowledge that penetrates to the spiritual world, by an
    • times, in three penetrating words:
    • fifteenth centuries man has acquired a knowledge that penetrates
    • who in our age penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of Nature
    • to a deepening of religious feeling, a divine consciousness —
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    • penetrate into the world's mechanism. This is where our civilization
    • penetrate simultaneously into a moral sphere. If you connect your
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    • time. It must have happened that people lost the capacity to
    • Jeû, and so on. In fact, this is what happened.
    • said that Christ sent the angels to humankind. Indeed, he said openly
    • it happened that only after the middle of the Middle Ages could such
    • Mystery — allows us to penetrate only the knowledge that this
    • wiser than we are later on, and we are much better at penetrating our
    • Development, written in 1911 from 3 lectures, Copenhagen, June 1911
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    • come to speak of the soul-and-spirit. True, if he is open-minded
    • existence of such words and phrases shews after all, for an open-minded
    • but of the thought no open-minded, unbiased thinking person can
    • side what happens to us on the right. In a vague groping way
    • all easy to penetrate with clear perception, because with his
    • shall we characterise Thinking? To begin with we must admit with open
    • great impression which Schopenhauer's philosophic system,
    • There is something unreal in the Idea, says Schopenhauer. The Will
    • alone has reality. Why did Schopenhauer arrive at the idea that the
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • to open perspectives into the very coming-into-being of our planet,
    • remain open. Our main purpose today will be to envisage the
    • we have occasion to penetrate more and more deeply and to study the
    • billions of years which geology has calculated for these happenings.
    • Moreover, geology compels us to presume that all these happenings
    • the upper layers are open, and granite protrudes and forms mountains,
    • loveliness, I say, overcomes the man who wants to open his soul only
    • with the eyes of Spirit — which can be sharpened by the methods
    • this way, spiritual science finds that there is a stupendous
    • and are now open to cosmic influences streaming towards the earth from
    • are something which, independent of the solid ground of the earth
    • penetrates into human souls, into human spirits, perhaps also into
    • of what is happening on the ground on which we walk, Suess arrives at
    • in the Palatinate, in Belgium, in Pennsylvania, in numerous places,
    • the face of these open questions we rejoice in the sunshine, in the
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • impulses to be permeated by thoughts. Thoughts always interpenetrate
    • germ in any little child we may happen to meet. Only, — as you
    • for such thoughts penetrate into the depths of human life.
    • that we can penetrate into what lies at the back of the content of
    • penetrate behind the tapestry of the senses by means of this power?
    • cherries had the propensity of making a sign or mark somewhere or
    • accordance with truth depends upon the fact that between the
    • would lay yourselves open to profound disappointment. The world
    • dependent upon it, then the facts are as follows: We perceive through the
    • outside. The ray of light which penetrates into our eye
    • pendulum we swing first towards the one, then towards the
    • and the others as being the evil Gods. That happened in later times.
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    • Luzifer, oder Luzifer drüberstülpen. Aber da innen auch
    • Höhlungen sind, muß man auch hineinstülpen, Ahriman
    • beiden darinnen. Wir pendeln zwischen ihnen hin und her, und wir
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    • who were present at its opening were amply convinced of how important
    • occult knowledge in such a room. We have seen that the deepening for
    • and the thought, the deepening of feeling and the expansion of
    • became immediately evident how necessary it was to spend this time
    • succeeded in deepening ourselves in a theosophical sense, although it
    • this deepening. We may, without exaggeration say that we do make it
    • number of occult truths have penetrated into the world, and any one
    • after Jesus ben Pandira nothing particular happened in the world.
    • immeasurably deepen the problems of the West but which simply do not
    • goodwill not dependent on the denial of any truth that may have been
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    • speak in this way. For what has once happened is fulfilling itself
    • expression. This teaching insisted, without taking an independent
    • ego depends in the same way as the physical body is dependent upon
    • penetrate into the spiritual worlds without the Gospels through a
    • dependent on these — and enter a world born from that which has
    • independent being. We can now first speak of something that begins.
    • yield ourselves to these pictures we penetrate into imaginative
    • endeavoured in our consideration of ancient Saturn to penetrate more
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    • through the illusion in order to penetrate further into the truth of
    • penetrate further, from the life of ancient Saturn to that of the
    • the world something having an independent existence. We may describe
    • so deeply stamped that when we evolve it again, independently of what
    • Independently of what we have heard. Anyone feeling even a little of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • general it is assumed that the greatness of the deed depends upon the
    • depend upon the strengthening of our impulses of will. In the
    • deeds certainly does depend upon the strength of our impulses of
    • that thought will pass over to the pupil. It all depends on the
    • then form an element in everything that happens in evolution. We
    • they interpenetrated each other, to denser substance, to
    • gave it up, they renounced it. What then happens to this substance of
    • sacrifice? The following occurs: It happens that other beings,
    • possession of it, become independent of the Cherubim, self-reliant
    • possibility of taking their place as independent beings side by side
    • independent, renunciation previously took place. Thus, in cosmic
    • While trying to penetrate the whole meaning of the picture, let us
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    • everything that happens in the world has had a prelude, we need not
    • his ‘Penthesilea’; how much more there is in her than she
    • planet's attractions? Yet only 100 years ago a truly penetrating and
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 6: The Inner Aspect of the Earth-embodiment of the Earth
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    • depends on himself, or at least it need only do so. And he should not
    • a member. The plant as such is not independent; it is a member
    • considering the plants as independent, for the whole earth organism
    • historical happenings; they obtained the rest clairvoyantly. But
    • to-day that any particular event will happen on the earth; by the
    • that place to give six rolls instead of five to anyone who spent ten
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    • happened not just years but centuries ago.
    • seem to have happened an infinitely long time ago.
    • order to indicate what was going to happen in human evolution
    • what is happening now for the real thing, when this is in
    • during those twenty or thirty years. What would have happened
    • with nothing but material goods? What would have happened if
    • happened, then another, and that was the moment when I went
    • happen then will not appear in diplomatic records —
    • that have happened in our time and have led to chaos are not
    • was pointed out somewhere that something might soon happen of
    • likely to happen were never taken in the right way; people
    • to understand what is happening, no one is prepared to see
    • something totally different, depending on the source from
    • depends on real insight into the driving forces, especially
    • materialism, in the next few years, and if it were to happen
    • depending on the extent to which this is achieved. Anyone who
    • everything in the house. The adults who see this happening
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • penetrated, studied and finally used to build all kinds of
    • cannot penetrate to the deeper sources of human thinking and
    • But what happens to the element relating to the astral body,
    • deepen insight into nature in its spiritual aspect to a point
    • happened on Atlantis — we come first of all to ancient
    • development in soul and spirit continued to be dependent on
    • following would have to happen: At the age of 27 he would
    • to penetrate the inner aspects of life one sees the most
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    • in the past, in order to open up a road to the future, the
    • Slavs — which is where I happen to have been born,
    • to depend on a sound, incorrupt mind.
    • happens only too easily. If people do not take a healthy
    • is now necessary to make things generally known, it happens
    • peculiar things will happen when we do so, and we shall then
    • way that simply would not happen if membership of the Society
    • beetle has to do with a pendulum clock. It is quite
    • what has happened or been said in those private interviews
    • the open. For there is nothing there which needs to shun the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • terrible events that will happen as time goes on.
    • world, for the processes of birth and death happen every day
    • entities, the following would inevitably have happened. If
    • time. Just consider how much depends on the use of steam, of
    • telephones, the use of steam Power, etc. — happens
    • happening in this fifth post-Atlantean period of civilization
    • which is similar to something that happened in Atlantean
    • depending on their inner nature. Please call this to mind again.
    • will recall my descriptions of what happened in the Atlantean
    • however, something else which can happen, something people
    • the pendulum governs all such human efforts. Nothing is more
    • pendulum suspended here (drawing on the board). Now you see,
    • if you take the pendulum to this point, to one extreme, and
    • means that when the pendulum travels this distance, the
    • them. This will happen more and more in the social life and
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • they can be during time spent on earth. It will not be until
    • The book will have three parts and an appendix. In the first
    • get to anthroposophy with his psychology. The appendix will
    • soul's task is to prepare for what will happen on Jupiter.
    • situation we must penetrate with a perceptive mind. We are
    • nor penetrate the whole body. We must see ourselves as
    • candidates for the Jupiter age. This will only happen
    • not the case, and people had to depend entirely on being like
    • conscientious occult research aiming to penetrate the laws of
    • human bodies will go so far that this will happen. Just think
    • interesting that such things happen every now and again.
    • independent of the physical body.
    • penetrate all these things with our understanding if we are
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    • I have referred a number of times. What has happened is that
    • also perceived as in a dream all that happened around them in
    • images which nevertheless related to real happenings in the
    • miracle, but let us assume such a miracle were to happen
    • really true; I am telling you something which has happened
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    • opened up in these lectures, I want to make some incidental
    • quality of his true nature, quite independent of our own
    • penetrate every human sphere. To put it as a paradox —
    • this: In some respects the world of the spirit lay open
    • extent the spiritual world still lay open before his mind's
    • post-Atlantean age, and it lay open specifically for the
    • Consciousness also depends on many other things, but it
    • mainly depends on the fact that the world around us is full
    • important. And a tremendous amount depends on it that in our
    • brought together. You see, much depends on a particular
    • or educator depends on the way in which we were connected
    • rather than develop their own understanding. This happens a
    • happen, peculiar as it may sound today. The teachers of the
    • mentioned. Tremendously much will depend on this becoming
    • sympathies and antipathies, but the pendulum should not
    • the pendulum swing between a clear-minded inner life in
    • spiritual science is open to our understanding. But it is
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    • has penetrated into reality if we look at the present time
    • their minds are unable to penetrate. Well, the method of
    • happen that someone may be erudite and a real scholar and
    • wrong. The point is that what is happening on earth can
    • ideas are mere corpses of ideas. It can happen that people
    • to the realization that events which have never happened
    • happening in reality! What is the point, ask you, when such a
    • it happened in 1838. Not so long ago, therefore, the
    • sense for reality, for what really happens all around us, can
    • ideals. This, however, is not what happened in the East, for
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    • knowledge and the like, for this will allow you to penetrate
    • which can be penetrated more deeply if we approach them again
    • happens today more at the level of soul and spirit had more
    • which happens within the great scheme of things does also
    • This is bound to happen as part of the physical changes, no
    • never happen that in a hundred and fifty years time a child
    • us say, of what will happen to the whole earth in future.
    • enough to speak openly about his impulses, he will speak of a
    • that happened under the influence of the spiritual world in 1914.
    • cycles or periods. Anything which happens in the physical
    • happens in the spiritual world, except that it would have
    • happened earlier in the spiritual world. Let us assume this
    • Michael and the dragon — happens first of all in the
    • happening now will not really come as a surprise. Events in
    • be watchful, to take note of what is happening and not let
    • understand what is really happening.
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    • present age demands this. And so it happens that the oddest
    • account that anything which happens in the physical world has
    • have a task today, depending on your particular place in this
    • present time, which is so full of riddles, so much open to
    • happening in the nineteenth and on into the twentieth century
    • would happen. In the eighteenth century this group decided to
    • happened that in the eighteenth century a society spread
    • happened, it was perfectly real. People write histories about
    • human realm — this is a fact. They had to penetrate
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • happening today supersensibly, but all the same with powerful
    • but it will happen nevertheless.
    • of course, depend a great deal on the geographical latitude
    • taken up in full consciousness and deepened through the
    • actually happen or not; what matters is that they are
    • with penetrating thoughts. The significance of the
    • deepest wellsprings of heart and mind to open up, it is
    • care this does not happen. It keeps the distance and
    • journal. By spending just a single small sum you can have the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • impulses which would make every human being an independent
    • every human being to be an independent individual. This would
    • rapidly while still immature, but it was not to happen. Human
    • were not independent, but inherited certain traits from their
    • and racial relationships, insisting on the independence of
    • beings to develop independent ideas, feelings and impulses
    • basis on which people can be independent individuals. And it
    • previously been rebels in the cause of independence. They
    • rebellious feeling of independence in human beings at the
    • universal human truths, which are independent of all blood
    • for human independence during the time when the laws of
    • been a preparation for this. Just think how dependent people
    • how much their development depended on the soil. This was
    • bound to the soil; the soul has to become independent. All
    • must be understood today when great, tremendous events happen
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    • happen.
    • happened in spiritualistic circles partly represented a
    • that I recently told you how the present age is dependent on
    • today. The things which now happen sporadically in one place
    • or another are merely the vanguard of what will happen more
    • on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we
    • still very young, and this will happen in a roundabout way
    • Schopenhauer and Goethe, by showing them to suffer from
    • the cosmos are easier to penetrate by studying Marbach's
    • anyone who looked more deeply also more morose!) Open
    • darkness, who invents everything humanity has come to depend
    • on and will depend on more and more, especially in the
    • independence, culture and literature were then still being
    • an independent judgement in the atmosphere which has been
    • to penetrate the deeper, real impulses which have led to the
    • And closely bind all independent minds;
    • Greatest of spirits, mind most independent,
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    • in the spiritual worlds. Much happened on earth as a result.
    • more independent in their task of guiding humanity. Thus
    • everything we read about in so-called history happened
    • due to the influence of retarded Angels are happening here on
    • civilization, the human fertility which depends on the powers
    • happening in reality. Looking at events in outer life, one
    • is important to consider this. We must penetrate the time
    • happen once peace is made. They will say: ‘It was like
    • happens behind the scenes. Limits are set in so far as we
    • things which happen through creatures from the animal world.
    • girls at grammar school, what actuality happened in the
    • what really happened. We ought to show how something was in
    • of them should happen to wake up — it is not a matter
    • insurance companies, be independent?
    • today, with innumerable channels opening into it from the
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • occurred in the course of human evolution: man's becoming independent
    • consciousness of this independence first arose as the
    • independence.
    • decision-making ability that is independent of the divine spiritual
    • became capable of sinning through this independence from the divine
    • Christ, what would happen? They would have to be clear about the fact
    • constellations, and their influence on what happens on earth.
    • penetrate into a feeling of responsibility for every single
    • religious deepening lives in those who find their way back into the
    • avoid the trouble of penetrating into the reality of the spirit and
  • Title: Foredrag: Kristusimpulsen i tidens utvikling og dens virke i mennesket
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    • Dieses Buch wurde an anonymous donation, Spender zur Verfügung gestellt.
    • karma komner i berøring med åndsvidenskapen, er det
    • Johannesdåpen i Jordan, da Kristusvesenet inkarnerte i
    • barnesinnet ut fra åndsvidenskapen, er oppmerksom på
    • opp fra den krypende stilling og for første gang står
    • åndsvidenskapen. Vi har tilegnet oss en ny følelse
    • åndsvidenskapen oppdager vi barnets beskyttere, de ledende
    • gå nærmere inn på ut fra åndsvidenskapen,
    • gjennem åndsvidenskapen, når vi overfor et lite barn
    • og forbereder seg til det gjennem åndsvidenskapen, kan det
    • åndsvidenskapens grunn ennu noe mere. Senere perioder blir
    • åndsvidenskapen stadig tilegner oss en større og
    • åndsvidenskapens grunn. Det må vi også tenke
    • skal gjennemkristne erindringen, vil Kristus apenbare seg for
    • åndsvidenskapen på rett måte lar oss trenge inn
    • åndsvidenskapen lære oss ikke bare å leve for
    • åndsvidenskapen lære oss hvad den rette
  • Title: Lecture: Man's Fall and Redemption
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    • conceived, is not complete in itself and independent, because this
    • the independent element that it now is, and bears us through the life
    • that forms thoughts and ideas, our gaze opens out into pre-earthly
    • notes are jotted down in pencil in a note-book and the last
    • pencil-marks plainly show Goethe's discontent and his wish to go
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • as men pass through the world, observing its beings and its happenings,
    • therefore, can only be genuine when man has succeeded in penetrating
    • blossoming, the ripening of the fruits, the forming of the
    • happens in the spring, when everything buds and sprouts. The moment
    • penetrate into the Earth in wintertime, not in summertime.
    • science helps us to recognise this because it is able to penetrate into
    • lecture IV, and Appendix; also
    • leaves depend upon forces that are not to be found on the Earth but
    • instead of going to the real sources. That is what ought to happen,
    • access to happenings in the great universe and thereby to experience
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • organisms’ — independent entities, ‘cells,’
    • the human spirit had penetrated by the discoveries of the nineteenth
    • who penetrates into the science of our time, working through the
    • will always enter a labyrinth such as happened to Fechner despite his
    • cases it may happen that he doesn't get anywhere. Why not? If
    • like this, however. As soon as there is the wish to penetrate into
    • on the way there someone irritates him, it can happen that when the
    • themselves perpendicularly to the sunlight.
    • open their blossoms at 5 a.m. and at no other time. This means that
    • fact that certain plants are able to open their blossoms only at very
    • aesthetic feeling in relation to the plant world deepens especially
    • independent of the immediate effect of the sun is actually, through
    • the plant world and its dependence on the plant world, indirectly
    • dependent on the sun. The human being does not undergo the kinds of
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 1
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    • be clothed in this question: “How did it happen, in
    • impulses of our time?” With open mind we must observe
    • any such impulses as occur in his writings. The open outlook,
    • what was really happening, we must realise that by this last
    • Earth depends on the Sun's passage through the twelve Signs
    • openly. Not so what we to-day call Chemistry, Physics and
    • truths gradually penetrated out of the Mysteries, into the
    • this connection. But in compensation for this, human beings
    • practising secrecy. To-day the very opposite must happen: the
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    • depends upon the senses. Then we pointed out that in contrast
    • it that which must compensate and balance the harmful forces
    • to ripen, — then it goes on working. A seed of thought
    • — to ripen. When it is ripened, it goes on working in
    • faculty of insight and penetration. One need but think of
    • but to awaken the sense of people, that they may open their
    • eyes at length, and see with open eyes what is happening.
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    • So too with the Sun. So too, they felt Man penetrated with
    • were well aware how much depended, even for earthly events,
    • happen,.To-day, again and again — wherever they have
    • Namely, in compensation for this, the Spiritual Science of
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • penetrate more intensively into the life of the external world.
    • within our inner self, independently of anything in the world
    • penetrate into the super-sensible world. We then look back upon
    • and if we penetrate into the justifiable scientific aspects of
    • that a CONTEMPLATION OF THE FORM into which we penetrate through
    • By penetrating
    • cosmos. And we penetrate into the development of the world by
    • for the higher spiritual world, in which concepts must penetrate
    • Just those who penetrate with genuine scientific
    • remaining organism with comparative independence. And we come to
    • artistic deepened contemplation of the forms in the world's
    • for instance, the human organ of hearing depends upon an etheric
    • spiritual-scientific deepening many passages in the Gospels will
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • outside, ultimately depend on the soul life that surges and
    • with penetrating into human soul life and with asking in what way
    • that comes from the super-sensible worlds and penetrates into the
    • words penetrated into his lungs, continued to vibrate in his
    • to penetrate into the super-sensible parts of the universe became
    • also applied in natural science and if we strengthen and sharpen
    • much dependent on man's natural organization? If this or that
    • science, of which I am speaking, consequently seeks to penetrate
    • of the will. From the side of thoughts it tries to penetrate into
    • we thus penetrate, through inwardly vivified thought, into the
    • we penetrate to spiritual Sun Beings. In the same way we
    • penetrate through the moon that appears to us physically, to
    • Knowledge deepens
    • sensory happenings from the first to the last — if Nature's
    • the religious and Christian life can thus be deepened. The past
    • vision that has been sharpened spiritually. Thus we shall be able
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • science, to penetrate into the sphere of the soul and of the
    • who worked very hard to discover how to penetrate into the
    • penetrate as a transformed human being into the super-sensible
    • these very things more intensively, so that one can penetrate
    • sleeping, but we do not take much notice of this pendulum of
    • Anthroposophy, which aims through its methods to penetrate into
    • ascribe the contents of memory to the independent soul, as does
    • think independently of the body, of being able to think in
    • slip out of our body with our independent soul life; we go out of
    • that we have an independent soul essence and that we go out of
    • the body with this independent soul essence.
    • we leave these bodies behind so that they may exist independently
    • hold of the body when we wake up. The independent will takes hold
    • alternating connection between the independent soul which leaves
    • longer penetrated by it subjectively, because it stands before us
    • we penetrate through spiritual investigation, the soul-spiritual
    • person not yet capable of independent spiritual vision is pushed
    • independent parts, through this fact the human being really
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • of all we must reach Christ. A profound intimate deepening of the
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • members of human nature interpenetrate in a way which cannot at
    • penetrate, as it were, below the surface of the human form, into
    • penetrates into our sense perceptions from the earth's
    • independent, as is the case in imagination, so that they do not
    • If we take a pen and write down something, this is contained in
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • will, then we create the possibility of independence also between
    • preserving our own independent existence after death calls for
    • independence. I said that if we really develop freedom on earth;
    • idea of this truth. Read what Schopenhauer wrote on the absence
    • This will show you that Schopenhauer really felt this absence of
    • certain danger. It cannot quite penetrate into the mere world of
    • phenomena; above all it is unable to penetrate into this world of
    • him his own being and without penetrating into a free realm in
    • Try to penetrate
    • this in Schopenhauer's writings.
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    • without a spiritual-scientific deepening, that when the ancient
    • monotonous. With our whole soul we should penetrate into the way
    • we must penetrate into them in a spiritual-scientific way,
    • truth was no longer pronounced as openly as the other truth in
    • who have a real feeling and an open heart for such things, it is
    • the whole universe and which may deepen to the comprehension of
    • is not a theory, but something which can penetrate into the
    • friends, it is indeed indispensable that modern man should grasp
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • penetrate the human soul at this time: out of the blood and hatred
    • happens on the Earth alone, when these human souls forsake the body,
    • to prove, from what happens so painfully to-day, that the Earth-life
    • may serve both destruction and construction. And if it depended on
    • which opens our gaze to the spiritual world.
    • of which may be heard in the Christmas Mystery, a way is then opened
    • important than the search for the causes of what happens to-day is
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • were to happen, much that must still be fought for in such a bloody
    • with it in the same way as those happenings that the geologist, the
    • beverages, nor were they permitted — which could well happen
    • this meaning. This is what happens to Haeckel. Then the situation
    • existence. It can happen that a person wants to prove out of the
    • that can be unraveled by us in world phenomena. For this to happen,
    • can not bypass Christ. For this reason everything depends on our
    • being able to awaken in ourselves something that will open the view
    • must penetrate us today when we think of the great misery of our
    • That all misshapen forms have dissolved.
    • is opened on which we can find the consciousness in which our own
    • happens today to focus on the possible effects, those effects that
  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • consists in one faculty being acquired at the expense of another, and
    • belong, at the expense of the old clairvoyant consciousness.
    • who penetrate into the inner currents of human evolution can detect
    • penetrate deeply into our own souls, to immerse ourselves, as it
    • so deepen our feelings, ideas, and impulses that the powers of soul
    • if we so strengthen our spiritual powers that they can penetrate
    • only one of the two ways was open to a particular
    • Science as it penetrates the outer world. To-day these two paths are
    • to strengthen the powers of understanding in order to penetrate the
    • taught his disciples rather to penetrate the
    • is symbolically represented as the serpent biting its own tail; into
    • the serpent the Power of Light which grows brighter and brighter, is
    • which they became articulate. Thus arose the science of penetrating
    • Pentas.” While Ormuzd represents the collective activity of the
    • an ugly part in any endeavour to deepen the thought life of our time.
    • of a mystic descent into the inner being. Before man can penetrate to
    • that may enter the soul from the outer powers; deepen yourself in the
    • who would fain penetrate into you from the world of Maya, the outer
    • must penetrate behind this veil of colour and sound around you. Shun
    • knew only the lower Devas and were therefore taught: ‘Penetrate
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • Egypt. We realise this the more strongly when we try to penetrate
    • seemed to me as though I have actually penetrated to the mysterious
    • Just as the hands of a clock are interrelated and dependent upon each
    • not penetrate to the depths of his soul, he does not reach the
    • he beholds Man he must penetrate through the outer form to the
    • qualities of soul. He must learn to be independent of the forces in
    • his blood upon which he otherwise depends, and, after having first
    • Two doors stood before him, one open, the other closed. These
    • penetrate into his body he would have to pass through the
    • “open” door, for the “closed” door is there
    • earthly happenings.
    • returned to the beginning. Thus it always happened after a period of
    • form, but penetrate to his inner being. What we see externally are
    • science is here beginning to open up
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    • time in summer when man walks in the open and sees the lovely iridescent
    • Chrysalis — for that is its name. This chrysalis remains suspended
    • for a certain length of time, after which an opening appears in some
    • story is repeated in the course of the year. This is what happens.
    • nothing happens. What I am telling you in regard to butterflies applies
    • salt — even if very little — has penetrated. It suffices for
    • the flame and get burnt. Why is this? Of course this does not happen in
    • same thing would happen today as in ancient Jewish times when just
    • however, air penetrates, as the animal must be exposed to both air and
    • happens to the egg after he has dissected it. Nature no longer acts, but
    • is that the butterfly lives in the open, and here under my microscope I
    • no interest in a pensioner nor has further use for him beyond paying his
    • pension. The same thing applies in the case of the scientist who
    • idler who has been pensioned off. This is a dreadful state of affairs,
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    • spiritual world, where man spends the major part of his existence.
    • independent as human thinking is, it could not take its course here in
    • nothing in man that does not depend on the body for support. Within the
    • That makes us independent in the spiritual world. Here on earth we are
    • independent because we are able to remember our experiences. Just think
    • what would become of your independence if in your thoughts you had
    • independent. In the spiritual world, an appreciable time before
    • is full of love and prepares himself well for what is to happen to him
    • happen to him after death, his being narrows. The seed for what happens
    • independent force only towards the time when the teeth change, and
    • his art. Only those who are disposed to open out to the world, who
    • a certain deepening of our forces of knowledge there is revealed to us
    • If an artist makes a slip of the pen, it gets handed down to posterity.
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    • y en los que se dio expresión a muchos pensamientos cósmicos
    • debemos pensar, en primer lugar, de esa parte de la evolución de la
    • podía hablar y pensar de los mundos espirituales, así como un
    • organismo y, a diferencia de nuestros pensamientos, no reflejan la
    • tenían pensamientos. Tenían pensamientos, pero no los
    • adquirían como el hombre adquiere sus pensamientos en la
    • actualidad. Si un hombre de la era moderna va a tener pensamientos, debe
    • pensamientos llegaban con las imágenes. Uno bien puede sorprenderse
    • ante el poder y el brillo de los pensamientos de aquella humanidad
    • antigua, pero esos pensamientos no se formularon mediante el esfuerzo,
    • Misterios que poco a poco comenzaron a separar pensamientos
    • pensamientos. Por todas partes vemos una sabiduría compuesta de
    • pensamientos que surge en los Misterios desde la visión
    • pensamientos. Pero eran plenamente conscientes de que esta
    • hoy concibe un pensamiento, él lo atribuye a su propia actividad de
    • pensar. Él forma cadenas de pensamientos, en conformidad con las
    • propio pensamiento. El hombre de la antigüedad recibía los
    • pensamientos. Él no daba ninguna importancia al cómo las
    • conexiones entre los pensamientos debían ser formulados, porque
    • él no vivía en sus pensamientos de la forma en que nosotros
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    • self-observation enable us to penetrate to the nature and being of what
    • penetrate into its world. This renunciation is entirely justified if we
    • close dependence on bodily conditions can have any existence of its own
    • in consciousness in ordinary day-to-day life, show so great a dependence
    • region, and that what happens during sleep is simply that the purely
    • open-minded person can, with no more than the ordinary means of
    • absolutely dependent on bodily conditions.
    • sleep. And in Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge one can penetrate still
    • opened for us to behold what the soul of man undergoes during sleep, and
    • less true that all that goes on with our own selves depends very little
    • physical human beings we are dependent in our soul-and-spirit on the way
    • in which this or that substance circulates in us, and this dependence is
    • The action of the forces does not, of course, depend on whether it is
    • the contrary, these truths, which are correct in the main, open up for
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    • which are shut up in a room may open the latch of the door. And
    • the fortunes of a pen! The point is that the biography of an
    • decree was without effect, as we were not able to dispense with
    • indispensable. Darwin has proved this power of nature, this
    • method of nature, he has opened the door through which a happy
    • and varied enough. And what happens in such a case? Nature
    • have to admit that what happens here cannot be considered
    • seem equal for both, I must look for the compensation in their
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • how much depends, in expositions of this kind, on
    • possible. It happens again and again that no account is taken
    • form an antithesis which depends on the nature of that to
    • stated that the life of man depends on the brain, lungs and
    • independence, at least of the smallest living creatures. It
    • penetrate to the fact that the origin of a living creature
    • write the biography of our pens! One could, then, even speak
    • of the biography of a pen: But where truth is concerned it is
    • own self. That happens because it could in its youth build up
    • things lightly, we do not wish to penetrate to the depths,
    • rest. What is used up is compensated for by something new,
    • of Schopenhauer, by those who assert that our conception of
    • definite way. What he embodies in his soul-life depends on
    • thinks, that everything happens of itself), but we must use
  • Title: Lecture: The Elementary Kingdoms
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    • be used. But we shall attain to a real penetration and
    • interpenetrate. All the instruments of the senses, all organs
    • and the Ego work within his blood. But what happens when the
    • would be doomed to death, since it is dependent upon the ego
    • is mercilessly abandoned, for the nervous system is dependent
    • death, if they would be obliged to depend entirely upon the
    • independently, quite by itself ... it does not exist as
    • thither — heat as an independent being — and
    • is indispensable to it. Thus it is not sufficient if these
    • mineral kingdoms interpenetrate. And in a human being, the
    • penetrate with its cognitive forces only into the mineral
    • Our world consists of interpenetrating regions; only if we
    • penetration into Spiritual Science. The world is constructed
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • not penetrated this field sufficiently or formed a merely
    • powers, something happens within us similar to the new power
    • opened; a new world surrounds him — a world that was
    • the ability to penetrate into the fundamentals of human
    • observation that claims the genesis of a man being dependent
    • work upon which he had spent fifty years of his life and laid
    • he felt that that mysterious portal would open to him at any
    • through this find the Divinity interpenetrating the world.
    • catena Homeri. When opening this, one finds a remarkable
    • a spiritual eye which has opened. And if one has sufficient
    • science, opens books containing those signs and symbols,
    • penetrate all that surrounds us in the physical world —
    • who suspects the mysteries of existence but cannot penetrate
    • which I said that he endeavored to penetrate both nature and
    • — a soul into which a new element has penetrated. We
    • experienced by one whose spiritual eye is opened and whose
    • opened. When he looks into the physical world, he sees all
    • ripe so that he is worthy to truly penetrate into the spirit
    • soul penetrates into the secrets of the world of spirit
    • which opens our spiritual eye. This is presented to us by
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  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • penetrated into the whole earthly evolution. Let us feel this
    • thought, deepening and penetrating into the meaning of
    • I nourished Pallas' serpent in the castle's walls.
    • happening, which concerns himself as something which happened
    • standing were suspended. Then man met man; high and low
    • spending this ‘initiation night’ with us under the
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • to penetrate to the real meaning of the works of Aristotle.
    • depends greatly on time. Now, Galileo argued thus:
    • ever being able to penetrate behind the veil of the world
    • independent existence”. These beings, which recognise
    • their own independence, he terms Monads. By a Monad, he means
    • already penetrate further into the soul. This second channel
    • he penetrates the things with his reason and then proceeds
    • in pencil on a slip of paper “The brain is in reality
  • Title: Lecture: On the Occasion of Goethe's Birthday
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    • words jotted down in pencil by Goethe, “Epilogue in
    • subject precisely by those avenues opened up by theosophy or
    • nineteenth century may be said to have opened up the
    • other planets or other molecular bodies, How does it happen
    • and that there is no such thing as a soul-nature independent
    • only way open; and those who will not be led to spiritual
    • life-principle is conceived as pervading the soul, expending
    • mode of thought. Thinkers who penetrate deeply into the
    • forth, and vistas opening of spiritual aims and perspectives,
    • we must acknowledge that open doors to spirituality are
    • we can watch from year to year, in the deepening of his own
    • absorbed in the things lying open to us. Goethe can give us
    • draws its forces from the springs of wisdom open to us to-day
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • soul, in order to penetrate therewith into the super-sensible
    • recognises something dependent on the individuality, and
    • must be strengthened and sharpened in this way, in order
    • themselves sharpening more and more their insight and their
    • of a man does not depend on the possession of the results of
    • strong and sincere searcher for truth as Schopenhauer, we
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • depends on countless factors. To this, indeed, the manifold
    • that of a ‘pen-pusher’ — perhaps
    • is happy or unhappy, filled with joy or grief, depends only on
    • slime.’ We often see it happening in life: —
    • and penetrate to the foundations where the primeval slime
    • into the world. The kind of physical body we have depends on
    • the course of our life depends on the situation into which we
    • according to our Karma, depends on 1 and 4 and their
    • calling, work and occupation depends on 2 and 3 and on their
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    • to approach them by the paths which spiritual science opens out.
    • finds his way with open mind into those things which can be
    • opened out, if this intelligence is trained in the mechanical
    • (we find this in the appendix to the novel) we discover the
    • might have happened in another case. Suppose the man had not
    • but scarcely any more would have happened to him in this life
    • into his Karma inevitably, whatever happens. The man who does
    • excellent worker, albeit one who observed everything with open
    • tell me what she likes to eat?’ Well, the secretary happened to
    • happened. I will only characterize it briefly. The important
    • law read Schopenhauer and other Philosophers. And he read
    • to 20 years' penal servitude. And he is ailing ...
    • attempts of recent times to penetrate into the secrets of
    • clear and open vision, and well describes what is the very
    • striving of the men of our time to penetrate into the
    • must above all acquire free and open vision. We must try
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    • have a long period of time which man spends in the spiritual
    • World-Karma, they cannot penetrate what they so well
    • open eye for what was happening, though they could never rise
    • myself happen to want to say. What I express, is said in
    • agreement with those men who have observed life openly and
    • depend upon no more than this. They are only a little less
    • directions. Much depends on this. We must look to the right
    • Above all, it is necessary for people to open their eyes. But
    • they were especially afraid of this: What would happen if
    • who do not receive it with clear and open minds — minds
    • goodwill to see clearly and openly.
    • depends.
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    • world, open his eyes to all that appears to his senses,
    • this. Here we are still within the realm of that which happens
    • be that some things which are happening in our own day are
    • a compensation will be brought about for many a sin which man
    • happened that another World was there around them —
    • machine he imagines that the only thing that happens is that
    • the machine is built; or at most he will add to it what happens
    • Let us then ask ourselves, what really happens when we create
    • happens therefore when man uses a space with rarefied air, that
    • Think now of what I recently told you, what will happen in the
    • necessary balance. Compensating forces must be created, and
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    • Pentecost. In the Christmas conception, however, and that of
    • of Golgotha had penetrated with shattering effect into
    • Christian heart must have an ever deepening sense of
    • so penetrate you that you say to yourself: “When these
    • healing power, a healing power which penetrates even into
    • souls — so do we deepen the Christmas thought within us.
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    • penetrate with his whole soul into the profound symbol lying
    • legend received this form those who had penetrated into the
    • all that happens in human, social life, in the relationship of
    • There are places where the churches, otherwise open all day,
    • penetrated and convinced by the feelings and ideas that I have
    • religious faith. None is accepted here in the un-ripeness of
    • opens the mind for the gifts which the Danish king received
    • whom the first portal is opened. You have been shown in profound
    • cannot see what is happening there in the room. We do not need
    • not yet penetrated it. But precisely at such a time the soul
    • understands esoteric Christianity that what happens in
    • happenings in the spiritual world. Then we shall be led on to
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    • our life on Earth; it penetrates into it and acts upon it. The
    • independently of his physical body, activities which are denied to
    • described as Zeitgeist, in these words: “Repent, change
    • his people is indispensable.
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    • depends in fact not only upon the etheric emanations from the soil,
    • shaped on Earth, endeavour to follow the interpenetration of this
    • the external world is dependent upon this etheric aura, upon which
    • domain, cannot, as yet, penetrate into it and organize it. Therefore
    • interpenetrates, permeates man; it affects three aspects of his
    • individuals depends entirely upon the extent to which the three
    • in accordance with the extent of the interpenetration of the
    • to penetrate deeply into human nature. In what respects has man been
    • of the lamp, Galileo discovered the law of the pendulum and how,
    • of thought. This depends upon the delicate configurations of the
    • language. The strength of the Sanscrit language depends upon that
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    • members of the inner being of man independently of each other, we
    • were dependent upon our sense perceptions of the external world. In
    • the Archangels can penetrate into the inner being of man and this
    • feels to be independent of him and for which he is not directly
    • senses his impending death, feels the need to withdraw from the
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    • the age of twenty. To compensate for this man must spend the first
    • And the penalty he has to pay for this is that after the middle third
    • have left it again after his fortieth year (at C) and have spent the
    • consequence man has become more dependent upon the Earth than he
    • would otherwise have been; he has become dependent on the locality
    • he becomes dependent upon the locality of his birth, he unites with
    • north, south, east or west. But because he has become dependent on
    • wholly dependent upon the environmental conditions of his birthplace.
    • everywhere, for these differences depend upon the particular locality
    • not only dependent on the locality of his birth, but that the
    • Atlantean epoch, for example, man was directly dependent upon his
    • increasingly independent of a particular locality.
    • has to spend the first years of his life. And this influence is
    • later life, the time spent under the influence of the abnormal
    • of Form he is dependent upon the particular locality in which he
    • the human organism so that man becomes dependent upon the soil of a
    • are completely dependent on these forces’ so that the
    • about to say, it only refers to man in so far as he is dependent upon
    • dependent to a large extent upon the abnormal forces and Beings of
    • astronomy and in all fields which are independent of the rejuvenating
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    • teaching opens a vista into the future and reveals that our integral
    • substance”. But he who penetrates into the being of natural
    • peninsula in the South from the rest of Europe. How is one to account
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    • of Form to act independently. These are the same spiritual Beings who
    • unique way; they permeate his vital energies, they penetrate even
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    • the greatest nonsense. What happens as a rule when a person compares
    • which enabled them to penetrate deeply into the spiritual worlds.
    • their ego awoke, they were no longer dependent upon the ego in order
    • the gradual awakening of the ‘I’ and the penetration of
    • present happening. He was there with his own ego; he was a conscious
    • Appendix.]
    • etheric body, and interpenetrating the physical body, acquired the
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    • penetrates into the ego and sets the blood pulsating so too the inner
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    • to become a free and independent being, to be fired with enthusiasm
    • after he had opened himself to the invasion of a Luciferic power.
    • Ahriman approached from outside and penetrated into the vast arena of
    • this in the Old Testament account of the Serpent which is simply a
    • advent of certain powers which penetrated into his inner being and
    • independence, he sensed not merely the possibility of evil, but, in
    • freedom and independence, he felt above all the aspiration to
    • his external form and pigmentation and made him an independent,
    • solid and reliant and is determined to act independently. Nordic man
    • reality, he saw that the thoughts of the freedom and independence of
    • then, does the Luciferic influence act? It penetrates into the astral
    • immersed in corporeality and, on the other hand, the penalty for this
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    • peninsulas, in France and Great Britain today, was necessary in order
    • in the area of the Italian and Iberian peninsulas was to be developed
    • the peoples of the Italian and Iberian peninsulas reflect a peculiar
    • has penetrated into the human ‘I’. With the world mission
    • the carpenter, for example.” What is concrete to the purely
    • John's Gospel and its opening words. Only if we stand upon the
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    • further we penetrate into the details of Teutonic mythology, the more
    • who are open to the stimulus of Spiritual Science will, from the
    • happen in the future is to a certain extent subject to man's
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    • moment the facts are open to other interpretations we should be
    • independent of all tradition and authority.
    • only open your eyes and verify it objectively; we make no appeal to
    • people at the expense of another. It is no part of Spiritual Science
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    • opening words of our festival this year were put into the mouth of Hermes,
    • year we have been able to open with a renewal of the drama which is
    • happenings do have a dose bearing upon the spiritual ideal which
    • produce a German version of The Children of Lucifer at the opening of
    • has to happen in human evolution when we entirely suppress our own
    • — shown by all that is happening in the life of the mind today
    • are thirsting for as a means for the spiritual deepening of their
    • place and partly foresaw that this would happen more and more in the
    • outpoured over the fields and penetrated the activity of
    • the opening of our studies, to
    • share the profound gratitude which I feel every time at the opening
    • intellectuality to the religious deepening of the human heart. It is
    • do at the opening of our Munich festival one thing is impressed upon
    • is referring to the opening words of Edouard Schuré's
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    • take their course in complete independence. Despite their apparent
    • Science is allowed to penetrate into our civilisation. It can give a
    • of Spiritual Science has happened to the old clairvoyant faculty of
    • doing today in human nature? In the opening chapters of a little book
    • Copenhagen, you can read that the human soul encompasses far more
    • became denser and denser, as it became transformed, what happened to
    • one outside the other, but their forces mutually interpenetrate, they
    • human health was directly dependent upon conditions in the spiritual
    • conditions and therefore dependent upon them; today we have to look
    • one of the things which has happened to humanity.
    • been able to see them if it had depended upon itself alone. The
    • Whether a man knows anything of the world depends upon his ether
    • world. What the world brings about in the astral body would not open
    • undergone a change. Thus you see what is dependent on the forces of
    • furnished with the symbols of the #8224 and the serpent (this latter
    • represented one part of Hecate with #8224 and serpent; and the
    • man from the spiritual world. And the force which penetrates into
    • begin to happen in our own century that one here and one there will
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    • existence devoid of spirit, but everything which happened in the
    • happenings in the ordering of Nature and rarer events. The one kind
    • could not penetrate the matter with intellect, but it lived in his
    • physical and etheric bodies. When this does happen to the practising
    • what I am drawing is a pentagram.
    • pentagram, to begin with, taken at its face value, it is a symbol for
    • pentagram there is an upside-down pentagon. I will fill it in
    • component parts of the pentagram. You get another part of the
    • pentagram if you look at the triangles based on the sides of the
    • pentagon. These I am shading with horizontal lines. Thus the
    • pentagram has been reduced to a central pentagon with its point
    • pentagon with the size of the sum of the five triangles, you can say,
    • ‘as the size of this pentagon is to the size of the sum of the
    • body as the area of the pentagon in the pentagram is to the sum of
    • Now I will draw a pentagon with the point upwards, by circumscribing
    • the pentagram. In this case you must not take only the triangles
    • which complete the figure, but the whole pentagon, including the area
    • of the pentagram — that is to say, including all that I have
    • shaded vertically. Now consider this vertically shaded pentagon
    • around the pentagram.
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    • that it is closely bound up with all that is happening around us.
    • unhappiness, depends. Very little reflection upon the matter leads us
    • I gave a short time ago in Copenhagen. It is called
    • and in a way, independent guidance of humanity — the third, the
    • wholly dependent upon earthly conditions of existence; and only
    • spiritual worlds. In moments when they were specially open to these
    • the greatest independence and freedom; for they were hoping to attain
    • entirely on his own resources, or in which so much depended upon his
    • did this happen?
    • Archangels or Archai, have at some time since Atlantis been open to
    • the Christ Impulse, just as at the lowest level man was open to it
    • so can this happen in our own time. Even today we have to seek for
    • happened if the Christ Being had not entered into Earth evolution?
    • make them free and independent for evolution that is to come in the
    • independently of those bodies— just as Lucifer became
    • independent of his body and continues to work in our Earth evolution.
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    • who expects a glib solution will not easily penetrate to the truth. The
    • and that happened in the time of Atlantis! Just as in the Greek
    • independent ego added to the Zeus forces. The independent ego first
    • outside the physical body, a time when the soul was independent of
    • earthly man. What would have happened if the intellectual expansion
    • it from being imprisoned in the human body? What would have happened
    • of lower instincts. Had it depended upon Hera alone, had Pallas
    • What then happened to
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    • should we have spent so much time talking about the world of the
    • that it is also dependent upon forces which come from quite another
    • permeated by an ego.’ What would happen to a man of today if,
    • as he now is. That could only happen by means of clairvoyant
    • Greek used splendid pictures which really penetrate far deeper into
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    • happens in our souls in the forming of ideas and in thinking, the
    • penetrate at all into what we are as physical bodily organism; it is
    • does not penetrate into his physical organisation because his
    • impossible to penetrate further, we can only reach as far as the
    • Mysteries we have to expect happenings of a kind which approach man
    • ‘Is there really any means of penetrating into what is
    • penetrate into the nature of things. Hence in the lectures on
    • penetrate into his inmost being, which otherwise is only reflected by
    • we intend to penetrate into spiritual worlds is — not a
    • course that in human history very much happens which is highly
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    • second Play with the mood at the opening of Goethe's
    • Capesius's case something else happens. To begin with he is
    • gradually through our deepening in Spiritual Science, that we are
    • recognise his evil propensities frankly, and he must go further, he
    • the same kind happens to the blood-system and the heart. They
    • he were entirely dependent upon his physical brain man would only be
    • his natural propensities, are carried along in the etheric stream
    • learn later why that happened; now I only want just to mention it.
    • our very soul, as a reality. Something like this would have to happen
    • What happened on the banks of the Jordan, and later in the Mystery of
    • middle of the Sun evolution something stupendous happened. A Being
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    • hierarchies penetrated into man from below; these forces which,
    • Atlantis that something else happened which will throw a flood of
    • what I have just been saying in such a matter of fact way penetrates
    • ‘wonders’ the further we penetrate into the
    • but because we are penetrating further and further into it —
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    • behind the world and its happenings. By forming stable ideas, stable
    • happens in the world, and about its Beings, man attains a certain
    • different way, by gazing with penetration upon what was current among
    • independent, to stand entirely alone with his own ego. He has had to
    • the stuff of his soul into the figures he fashioned, as happened in
    • described gives rise to an attempt to penetrate along the esoteric
    • spirit of our time. It has at some time to face the abyss which opens
    • out on all sides when we try to penetrate the widths of space with
    • present-day consciousness it tries to penetrate into cosmic
    • open to the soul. It can descend into its own depths in such a way
    • and penetrate behind our ego-consciousness into our own being, when
    • penetrate into our own inner being. We can be very clearly aware of
    • has no independence. It is no wonder that what we can gain from this
    • gods. But in order to reach these we have first to penetrate through
    • in the right way, so that we can look, upon it in its independence,
    • ourselves, what then happens? The Christ Impulse has the quality of
    • press further and further into ourselves and by penetrating with the
    • into the sphere of our own organisation, with the Christ we penetrate
    • whether we penetrate below into the sphere of the sub-earthly gods,
    • the upper gods; below we penetrate into the world of the true
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    • beginning of the inward deepening of spiritual life, but where the inner
    • human spirit undergoes an inward deepening and is no longer able to
    • deepening of the soul.
    • a still greater inward deepening, the more we observe it in relation to
    • which open up only in our inner being as we attempt to ascend to the
    • Spiritual. More and more we are dancing into an age of inner deepening.
    • deepening; what follows him represents a new chapter. Although much that
    • When we try to penetrate
    • In order to deepen ourselves in the soul so that we can follow all its
    • were spent in wrangling and quarreling fought bitterly against each other.
    • so terrible in the outward sense is deepened and rises again from out of
    • soil of Italy, I mean, Christendom. The mission of this inward deepening
    • through this inward deepening and whose souls have long lived apart
    • deepened life of Francis of Assisi in Giotto's pictures for those pictures
    • If we try to penetrate
    • has entered into Roman development and how an inward deepening of the
    • of the Greek Tragedians, penetrates Roman life in the epoch. Once again
    • peninsula could not help having a refreshing and renewing effect on
    • been so inwardly deepened, had once again to be fertilized by the spirit
    • Christ Impulse had reached a greater ripeness in his soul than in any
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    • mathematical ability is principally dependent on three channels situated
    • to express it quite independently through its soul life. But the
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    • of the wrath of Achilles: — And the more deeply we penetrate into
    • question which penetrated deeply into the heart. How in this Iliad, as well
    • as the glimmering of a world which does not expend itself in the ordinary
    • many things are happening; we see how time goes by; and we see how after
    • delicately indicated at the end of Kalevala the penetration of the most
    • forward with regard to the growth of humanity. But for those who penetrate
    • has been accomplished in the course of the earth's happenings in the
    • but clairvoyant powers, penetrate into the hidden forces of existence,
    • remained a dependent being who would only have felt himself as a vessel,
    • use of intellect and reason. Man has become more independent by the
    • as an independent ego-being, but in which the Gods, super-sensible, spiritual
    • that which is so often denied to-day, independent of the sensible, external
    • body, so that man, when he is independent of his body lives not in an
    • perceive when he is independent of himself, of the etheric body, and
    • as the culture depends upon the forces of the Sampo, so long does the
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    • to-day is able to penetrate into
    • nature-beings who spend the winter there. Then, when spring comes,
    • spent the winter in quiet and silence under the earth's mantle of
    • outside in the course of the year. We can deepen more and more this
    • blossoming of every flower, in the breaking open of the buds, in that
    • the evolution of the cosmos. A great deal happens out there in the
    • how the dragon-like serpent-form of Ahriman winds its way among the
    • over all the earth through his coiling serpent-form, and while they
    • downward-leading path. Man can rescue himself from its impending
    • if he penetrates through his environment to the spiritual; if he
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    • it the soul is opened to the secrets of the universe.
    • themselves out of the seeds, depend for their whole growth on their
    • and thunder; they penetrate far down, so that the whole course of the
    • deeply penetrating influence on our head, and so on the whole
    • — after all that has first to happen in order that a new human
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    • that part of man, his etheric nature, which is not dependent on
    • think and feel depend entirely on the food he digests. This Ahrimanic
    • the soul and spirit of man. Those are the facts. They depend far more
    • happenings in the course of the year. There is nothing arbitrary
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    • festival, we shall need to penetrate much more spiritually into the
    • summer with deepened spiritual insight and with perceptive eyes, we
    • happen at the height of summer, something I have already
    • follow these happenings further, on through August, we gain an impression
    • penetrated into the mysteries of Uriel.
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    • we open our souls to the impressions
    • though it is quoted often enough. It occurs when Faust, having opened
    • pair of stones suspended inside him.” That is more or less how
    • spiritual progress at the present day depends on our being able to
    • does not hinder his forces from coming to us; they penetrate through
    • penetrate right through the Earth in winter and permeate us as an
    • his forces penetrate up through the Earth and live in all that comes
    • something like a fiery serpent, a serpent of shining fire, no longer
    • accordance with his need. But if this substance penetrates into the
    • opens for the entry of souls who are returning from pre-earthly to
    • earthly life. It opens only during the period from the end of
    • sphere, awaiting their birth. Much, very much, depends on whether a
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    • happened among men through the centuries of the Christian era
    • happened?
    • of the balance. If everything had depended upon the Gnostics,
    • with open hearts, as if it were part and parcel of their own
    • Darwinism and happens to believe in the idea of reincarnation,
    • not happen, we shall find that on into our own times the
    • Christianity spreads quite independently of scholarship
    • soul to soul, penetrating these souls quite irrespectively of
    • the Christ Impulse to spread independently of men's
    • points is that of Pentecost, the sending of the Holy Spirit.
    • event of Pentecost, the sending of the Holy Spirit. It is this
    • What was it that happened at the moment in the earth's evolution
    • vision one investigates what actually happened then, an answer
    • Christian impulses began to spread, independently of the
    • From the event of Pentecost pours the stream that has been described.
    • What, then, was this event of Pentecost? This question presented
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    • Pentecost. I said in the first lecture that clairvoyant
    • woke at this time of Pentecost; and the awakening itself was a
    • Spirit. And all that had happened, all that Peter had as it
    • a picture that represents an actual happening, one that is
    • direct impression it makes. It is like opening a book and
    • a sign in the Cosmos. And when one opens the soul to it, what
    • Cosmos in a stupendous sign of the occult script. I have said
    • of soul what it is that this happening of nature expresses.
    • happenings. I cannot describe them in any other way. Let those
    • earth in such signs a happening like an eclipse of the sun and
    • they actually happened. I can imagine someone like Ernest
    • Apostles who at the time of Pentecost felt themselves quickened
    • earthquake were ordinary happenings of nature, but one who
    • by the Cosmic Love at Pentecost. And he now knew something he
    • Disciples assembled at Pentecost. Peter felt it as a ray of the
    • And this stupendous truth sank down into Peter's soul: It is
    • truth the birth of the ray now penetrating the soul. The
    • experienced these happenings in their normal consciousness.
    • event of Golgotha and Pentecost. This period seemed to them to
    • days between the event known as the Ascension, and Pentecost.
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    • so-called Feast of Pentecost, this does not in any way imply
    • consciousness penetrates deeply into the souls of the Apostles,
    • Pentecost is to be compared with the life passed through
    • of Pentecost onwards, the Christ Being passed through
    • the Jordan and Pentecost were necessary in order that Christ,
    • said of this Mystery: Since the event of Pentecost the Christ
    • in the Jordan and the event of Pentecost took place in order
    • form a really clear conception of the event of Pentecost
    • happening during the days of Pentecost, by those who were the
    • engendered nor was conditioned by karma was spent on earth. If
    • being applied at a lower level. For it does, after all, happen
    • Him. It can actually happen that a man like this makes the life
    • what happened at the Baptism in the Jordan. As in the next two
    • the Apostles on the day of Pentecost. Out of this suffering was
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    • happened. In order to make myself intelligible when I am
    • want to speak to-day of certain happenings in the life of Jesus
    • one day it would happen so to him. The learned doctors and
    • happening, while the people were lifting him to the altar, he
    • of life, so too, in a certain sense, did it happen to Jesus of
    • penetration at all this wretchedness as had Jesus of Nazareth;
    • happened one day ... I know what it means to narrate these
    • 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
    • the deeper spirit of the universe, how open his soul had been
    • through what I can give to thee, thou wilt be able to dispense
    • thing happened. — Remember, please, that I am relating
    • now this strange thing happened. Many of these men had known
    • happened — as if through the operation of Cosmic Law. I
    • together they had been talking in this way, it would happen
    • bread; there were many who depended for their sustenance on
    • penultimate line of the Mystery-Prayer: “And forgot Your
    • comparatively independent of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, He
    • allegations. A man from America who spent weeks and months
    • lecture-courses. When something like this happens in America,
    • like this happen it behoves even those who for years have been
    • opened. If the service of truth did not demand it, I should
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    • spends the time between birth and death, and the spiritual world in
    • which man spends the other part of the totality of his existence, the
    • to give us is able to help us in opening ourselves towards life, in
    • such ideas, but keep our hearts open, in order to grow wiser, even
    • cleverness. The more we acquire wisdom, the less we depend upon our
    • to Lucifer those forces which are expended through giving ourselves
    • said that this virtue of Temperance depends upon the least perfect
    • is guided from the spiritual; how what happens externally in the
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    • scientific results of any consequence penetrate, are
    • scientific education, can we penetrate further along the path
    • order to understand what was really happening here, we must
    • it as an independent self. To draw an analogy, I might say: If
    • It would conclude that it was not an independent entity, but
    • earlier man was unable to regard himself as an independent
    • dependence of the human self. By uniting his
    • independent of our corporeality.
    • penetrate with it into the external rhythm of the world, and
    • spiritual rhythm underlying all things; we penetrate into the
    • With this vital thinking, however, we can now penetrate deeper
    • vital thought, something with which we can penetrate into the
    • also penetrate into the eternal substance of man. We can
    • penetrate with exactitude into the meaning of human
    • and allow it to exist independently. The modern way of
    • of mathematics, we can penetrate into the facts and
    • that of mathematics with which to penetrate into the higher
    • penetrating with mathematics of this kind into worlds that we
    • cannot otherwise penetrate, we extend the scientific attitude
    • of the world, its gestures and its mask. Only when we penetrate
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    • penetrate and analyse the bodily functions from without; yet
    • so that we cannot see how it can penetrate dynamically the life
    • impenetrable, so that for psychology much the same is true of
    • over and over again. Depending on predisposition, it may take
    • as I have described, you need not be in any way dependent
    • conceptual life of this kind is energized; is independent of
    • Now, however, a very great deal depends on our carrying over
    • be judged by reflecting on what happens to ordinary
    • depressed and dimmed. The opposite of this is what must happen:
    • emerging, independently or after some exertion. Instead, all at
    • our will that we learn to make use of it independently of the
    • “mind's eye” is opened in the way I have described
    • Even with our unopened “mind's eye” we can
    • consciousness we are drawn to regard what happens in life as a
    • observed by the unopened eyes as the world of colour is
    • which, by means of an advanced psychology, penetrates to the
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    • happen that doubts and uncertainties appear; it is
    • the last analysis all external history is dependent on
    • different temper of soul if we are to penetrate into the real
    • later happened.
    • existing in the world independently of our physical body. In so
    • philosophers of the West, John Stuart Mill or Herbert Spencer
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    • this is not what happens at all! The scientific view of life we
    • happens, we begin to perceive — as if in recollection of
    • at the same time inwardly determined by and dependent on it.
    • his freedom — the freedom that depends on his being
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    • appeals, from Schopenhauer and others. A great deal of material
    • it is probably true to say that Kant and Schopenhauer, and all
    • at the laws of the universe, could also penetrate without
    • to penetrate below the surface of things to their inner
    • penetrate beyond them if, within his ordinary consciousness, he
    • of ordinary consciousness for independent revelations of the
    • he can penetrate directly into his deepest self. If we
    • make the mystic's attempt to penetrate into our innermost self
    • intensification of the sense of self. What happens is
    • the cosmos allows us to penetrate it to gain super-sensible
    • penetration is precisely our knowledge of self.
    • the way thus opened up to us of learning to know
    • seriously, to penetrate inside man, and there will then be
    • world leads to knowledge of self, penetration into the depths
    • — the only way that is open to their inward perception
    • with rarefied physical experience. When we begin to penetrate
    • today by people who reject independent spiritual
    • other. And of this nature, moving to and fro in a pendulum
    • would know the world, penetrate your own depths. Your own
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    • the history of humanity with an open mind, however, we observe
    • again to vital thought, by which in fact we can penetrate not
    • important social needs of our age is opened up:
    • capacity for love. With this, we penetrate into things so as to
    • from today. Hence the social gulf that has opened between age
    • him. But in indicating the gulf that has opened between age and
    • in what happens knows that we have an immediate perception of
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 7: The Individual Spirit and the Social Structure
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    • its immediate colonial dependencies. A world-wide view has yet
    • try this evening to indicate what is actually happening in this
    • determines what happens in spiritual and also in economic life.
    • sensory activity is suspended, and he is taken back to times
    • cannot help remembering what happened some eight hundred years
    • elaborated independently was the relationship of man to
    • in the course of human development an independent economic
    • element has become more independent; and that now, in the
    • West, an independent economic life is seeking to develop.
    • appendage to the patriarchal administration of human affairs.
    • life cries out for independent organization, for vital
    • however, we must be able to consider them independently.
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    • happened since then seems likely in any way to cushion the
    • community even at the expense of the development
    • peninsula jutting out from a great continent.
    • of development in mankind, to penetrate to the self after all.
    • doing the work. The masses merely formed an appendage to the
    • however, will only happen if we develop the life of the soul on
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • great deal nowadays depends on whether the man who has to
    • the masses in general. Fundamentally, very little depends on
    • should be, not just an open secret, but something known to the
    • frequently happens — that people have described to the
    • of time is spent in describing the living conditions of these
    • depends on men's determination. I know that many people
    • converse will happen: You wish to speak about these
    • intellectually depends on the political party into which
    • though, as Carlyle said, the intellect may be an expensive
    • consider the brain to be a mechanism which is dependent, even
    • and instead have the courage to regard as expendable the
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    • frequently happens at present. I had to say one or two things
    • other but with an open mind, it is clear above all that what is
    • active in any period, and all the rest of social life depends
    • independent spirit rebelled in
    • ratiocination has been expended on law in the course of
    • individual, what is to happen. You will not be able to set up a
    • something independent, so that it contains within itself its
    • gives rise to crises. It may also happen, however, that too
    • some degree of independence. To understand this independence,
    • When this happens, the law — which is founded on a human
  • Title: Lecture: Pythic, Prophetic and Spiritual-Scientific Clairvoyance
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    • those regions which open to Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive observation.
    • leading us into true reality lies within those spheres which open to
    • not happen to man. I cannot develop this motive further here to-day,
    • do this. But something happens, especially when observing the world
    • be reached to a certain degree, and just as a pendulum can only rise
    • But it may happen, that
    • future, can come neither by enjoying what penetrates our body from within
    • and is capable of penetrating our body, enjoying it inwardly, and that
    • inward enjoyments along the paths which lead to his senses, or penetrates
    • ever deeper and more comprehensive penetration to the real impulses
    • to this penetration into our spiritual scientific stream has often been
    • of the future progress of mankind really depends on this. I say this
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    • those regions which open to Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive
    • spheres which open to this observation. It must be emphasized again
    • gratification, and this must not happen to man. I cannot develop
    • activity — we cannot do this — yet something happens,
    • degree, and just as a pendulum can only rise to a certain point and
    • But it may happen that this life of
    • towards the future, can come neither by enjoying what penetrates
    • of penetrating our body, enjoying it inwardly, and that  which
    • enjoyment along the paths which lead to his senses, or penetrates
    • ever deeper and more comprehensive penetration to the real impulses
    • necessary for this penetration into our spiritual scientific stream
    • the future progress of mankind really depends upon this. I say this
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    • kingdoms of nature and man, is dependent on the activity of the
    • on what is represented through this light, depends
    • those pre-Christian conceptions depended on the fact that the
    • known that from the life of the Sun did not depend the process
    • swing of the pendulum which came about with the Mysteries of
    • deepening which then guided him to his final and theosophical
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    • and opens up a further horizon. Who would dare to present
    • necessary for what can happen in the cosmos? Theosophy is no
    • facts, its special stamp. Whoever wants to see what will happen
    • know not only what had already happened, but he would
    • compensated in different incarnations, for it directs itself
    • in one life is either deserved or will be compensated for
    • what is round about us, what we are most dependent on. Are we
    • dependent merely on nature? No! We notice what we are dependent
    • simply insert it. Thus the one who thinks people are dependent
    • insist on saying: the human being is dependent on his
    • human being will also be dependent on the conditions
    • the human being is dependent on circumstances, but on those
    • improvement of conditions depends on themselves, if they
    • possible, and one is prepared for what will happen in the
    • development of compensation. All thinking moves in this
    • compensation to take place between him and his employer.
    • All that happens is that the worker gets higher wages [...].
    • That's all that happens. If s just a shift in capital.
    • gets more pay today, food will be more expensive tomorrow. It
    • precarious conditions; he was not compensated for the things he
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    • many souls, or at least a number of souls, spent year after
    • answer depended on the knowledge that all truly fruitful
    • expended their energy upon it — for a great deal of
    • carpenter, who is a living refutation, through what he became,
    • carpenter, who has read a few books and taken stock of the aims
    • journeyman carpenter, a queer fellow, as I said, who tried to
    • consciousness awoke and a deepening process began in His
    • Himself a phase of deepening has dawned in His activity.”
    • a journeyman carpenter and that of a university professor,
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    • to this address, and it happened that they left the place together
    • senses.’ The man took a pencil and a piece of paper from his
    • seek to penetrate into his hidden technique, by re-creating him in
    • when we shall try to penetrate still deeper into this question,
    • view, Fichte, Hegel and Schopenhauer, we find from a study of their
    • peculiarity, it is difficult to penetrate to him, although everyone
    • Schopenhauer, and let us see first how Schopenhauer stood
    • Schopenhauer was very hostile to Fichte. Schopenhauer never wearied of
    • these two. And Schopenhauer indeed went to Goethe to be taught. For
    • made on him. If you know Schopenhauer, you know also with what
    • homage he spoke of Goethe. Schopenhauer
    • Let us take finally Hegel and Schopenhauer. Hegel is also
    • Schopenhauer finds in this something entirely worthless,
    • between Goethe and Schopenhauer. In Goethe they find themselves
    • and wanted to do as a kind of invitation to penetrate deeper into
    • striped pattern and its open corners, was taken from the linen-room
    • As the Snake enters the cavern a crack opens in the Temple
    • ‘The open one,’ replies the Old
    • ‘Will you open it also to us?’ asks the
    • in an almost unconscious state. When he asks what has happened, she
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    • to our eyes. It will always happen that such an analysis or
    • what is to become our knowledge is continually dependent on our
    • penetration of things, and a more correct view of the world by rising
    • How that happens is pointed out in the course of the story.
    • not pure and independent in his soul. Until man has reached this
    • Will-o'-the-Wisps to open the Temple gates, so that the whole train
    • can enter in. Precisely the same thing which happens here in the case
    • faculty of soul, there would not be the means to open the Temple for
    • a soul-element. The moment it wants to lead an independent life in
    • answers: ‘The open one.’ And when the Brazen King asks
    • ‘open secret,’ that is, when any who will can know it.
    • depends on the man, whether he can, in the
    • And what happens with the Fourth King, in whom all three
    • understanding human soul-power, which does not penetrate into high
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    • rich, many-sided, far-reaching and deeply-penetrating life to human
    • opened, so that he can see into the surrounding spiritual world.
    • existence, passes through the physical world and penetrates to the
    • self-dependence. All this is given in the second part of Faust as
    • world. Step by step we will endeavour to penetrate into that which
    • penetrate behind these secrets and arrive at the real meaning. But
    • when on opening the ‘Aurea Catena Homeri’
    • a way of penetrating to the deeper meaning. So Goethe left
    • of a sharp, penetrating mind; he was not an unpractical man. He was
    • for Lessing and Goethe. How did it happen that Goethe connected his
    • prevalent. But it could also happen that the opposite view was
    • corners of the interlaced triangles, such forces penetrated through
    • ripen and bear fruit very much later, in years to come. We see too
    • there appears the sign of the little world, the pentagon, and its
    • can appear to a man whose spiritual eyes are opened, so that he can perceive
    • If we could penetrate every word of this formula we should
    • serpent.’
    •  Thou didst show me myself and opened my heart
    • ripening of the fruits in his soul, for it shows us that the seed
    • patience, to wait until such seeds had ripened in his soul, that
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    • explanation of Faust is to depend on the faithful discipleship
    • get away from old symbols and to coin new and independent symbols
    •  The deeps with heavenly light are penetrated;
    • are made from a Court, that in all these happenings there are
    • discovery of paper money, cannot penetrate to the worlds
    • carries in him the soul and spirit which can penetrate these
    • as the key that opens the spiritual realm. But Faust has the
    • initiation, described yesterday, was opened by a particular event.
    • during his Frankfort period. He knew what it meant to penetrate
    • forms of the sense-world of what penetrates into this sense-world
    • this scene is meant to be: Faust's penetration to the first stages
    • cannot hold her. He must penetrate further into the spiritual
    • happens around him which as it were clambers from the
    • thought has been spent on this Homunculus. But thinking and
    • body which has not yet penetrated into the human realm.
    • Something like this happens to the man who has entered into
    • deep into Goethe's heart, as he now describes what happens next.
    • physical world and upon all that happens to him as if it were
    • from the body in death depends entirely on the state of development
  • Title: World History: Lecture I: Evolution of the Soul and of Memory
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    • the atmosphere of the Earth.’ The Earth opens herself to the
    • she yields up to the encircling atmosphere, and opens herself
    • too that depend on the character of the Earth's relation and
    • exits; it has a free opening downwards towards the chest. And
    • how the head opens with relative freedom in the direction of
    • and around the Earth, into connection with the opening
    • image of how the Earth opens to the Cosmos. It was a mighty
    • my head I feel the whole Earth. But this Earth opens to my
    • surrounding atmosphere that is open to the Sun.’
    • ‘In my head I have a picture of the Earth. Where my head opens
    • happened, a man would set up some kind of memorial, and when he
    • Everything that has happened in the historical evolution of
    • dependent on rhythm, but when that which is inserted into the
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    • dependent than in later times on the character and constitution
    • a “happening” in the head, a feeling that was
    • interpenetrated and interwoven with Spirit. The Oriental of
    • Oriental felt the whole of Nature penetrated with the elemental
    • Picture to yourself what may happen to the man of to-day in a
    • the population subject to it. What has really happened?
    • turn our gaze to what happened with the neophytes of the
    • compensated for it. Such moments he did have. For while on the
    • compensation for this, however, they met in this godless land
    • compensation of meeting in the forest Beings of the First
  • Title: World History: Lecture III: Asiatic Mysteries of Ephesus, Gilgamesh and Eabani
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    • him, penetrate him and become part of him. In that earlier age,
    • Hierarchies are themselves spiritual substance that penetrates
    • other what remained to him from vision and penetration into the
    • What happened was expressed at the time in the following way:
    • indeed! For only by means of spiritual vision can one penetrate
    • life, and had then deepened this cosmic experience within them,
  • 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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    • can have no independent existence for itself, but can only
    • deepening through the Mysteries of Ephesus. And I told you at
    • penetrating the illusion and coming to real true Being.
    • overpowering and so penetrating that one can never get beyond
    • must describe what happened in the picture-language that can
    • that which later found such perfect expression in the opening
    • especially drawn to what happens when the human being speaks,
    • He was led to experience what happens with that which, through
    • Ephesus a deepening of the soul in connection with this same
    • deepening of the soul took place for both the individuals of
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    • Oriental Mysteries were dependent on time, and also on place
    • coast. Thus a certain dependence on place and time was
    • there still were. And the pictures were dependent not on the
    • ripeness, then for the very reason that he as a human being had
    • independence of the seasons, or of the course of years and
    • centuries; that independence too of place on Earth. In Ephesus
    • within its bounds, and had even penetrated right into Asia
    • everything of importance that had happened in the past. History
    • happened if Alexander, in his incarnation as Alexander, had
    • could never have produced. He penetrates as far as India.
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    • condition of ripeness and no longer to observe seasons and
    • Cosmic All; he saw how man depends on and is linked with the
    • can now write down what has happened. History begins. History
    • needed no history books. To write down what happened would have
    • deeply enough, and what had happened would rise up before one
    • happened. But all the while that man had to let his ancient
    • stupendous change is again taking place.
    • human level. If man would keep on the human level, he must open
    • meditation. Think what would have happened if the Natural
  • Title: World History: Lecture VII: The Fifteenth Century and the Transition from Mind-Soul to Spiritual-Soul
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    • ‘practice’ in life, and one that depends at every step on our
    • egg of a gall-fly. Why does it happen so? Why is the egg of a
    • what happens? The bee takes from the flower that which once
    • reverse may also happen. The etheric forces may become too
    • condition of warmth must never be allowed to penetrate the
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • world depends on what takes place between Gods and men in the
    • in warmth, you have opened to me the possibility to connect my
    • happened in the evolution of mankind that something sacred to
  • Title: World History: Lecture IX: World History in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • lecture as a supplement to the many vistas opened for us
    • happening which summons men to adopt a spirituality different
    • opened for the reception of the spiritual impulses which have
    • exist. If Dornach is to fulfil its task, actual happenings in
    • the spiritual world must be spoken of openly. Men must be able
    • Anthroposophists. But it does sometimes happen that this
    • except, the deepest pain and sorrow for what happened to us a
    • Opens to thee the Thoughts of Worlds.
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    • of thought derived from natural science has already penetrated
    • man which is more or less independent of the body. This is our
    • penetrate into the super-sensible, spiritual worlds. Above all,
    • idea, quite independently of the outer meaning of the concepts
    • he unites himself, to which he allows his whole being to open
    • now penetrated, and from which, with our strengthened thinking,
    • Through this gate of knowledge we have now penetrated into the
    • added a more rarified world, in which one has spent his life in
    • were, that the whole world is interpenetrated and interwoven by
    • spending it; we have less and less and finally nothing at all.
    • when we have penetrated to this silence, when the soul feels
    • a picture by which you penetrated into the silence of the
    • interpenetrated by moving, weaving spirit — though finer
    • independent of the physical and even of the etheric body. He
    • dependent upon an earlier earth-life. I said that one learns of
    • mere idea of reform, what would have happened the moment the
    • custom, with pencil in hand, to write down, to formulate,
    • with what happens in the usual course of the world — so
    • same time that surmounting all this depends upon the
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    • to give compensation for what has been lost. But time itself
    • revealed in the course of what actually happens, that one can do
    • deal depends on it. It is not enough to speak abstractly on the
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    • organism. That is the swing of life's pendulum — that
    • know what happens to consciousness when it makes use of the
    • dependent on the star constellations There you have a living
    • new sides of life open to us when we know that consciousness
    • not remain when the blossoms open and the flowers are
    • happen that if you are speaking today to a gathering of
    • is spoken about, But sometimes it happens that these very
    • always happen like that, It happened on another occasion that
    • unless a deepening comes about in the world through spiritual
    • science, Deepening through spiritual science will prove of
    • enjoyment of life, but again and again we must penetrate
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    • which are relatively strongly independent of one another, is
    • most eminent sense to the attainment of results independent
    • indispensable to this development. It must be emphasised
    • complete picture of what would happen. He has however such an
    • This happened in the forties of the nineteenth century
    • spiritual science has not penetrated the culture of our time,
    • for it has penetrated the heads of its opponents. Spiritual
    • materialistic age, and it is for humanity now to open its
    • attacks against the penetration of the spiritual world. It is
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    • the Mysteries whose highest ideal was gradually to penetrate
    • like a pendulum and by his own inner power able to find the
    • compensation to be karmically made at a future time. What man
    • morals should exist at all. For what happens when there is no
    • thing is for us to keep our eyes open, and be alive to all
    • a “seeing” eye and an open mind for all that is
    • in the Copenhagen lectures on
    • moral impulses could penetrate; and on the other hand,
    • independent of the divine spiritual powers. Hence we see that
    • cannot say that it happens in every case, but one must assert
    • that it probably happens in every fourth case. Untruthfulness
    • happened. No man should make a statement, or impart anything
    • Among the Chaldean's wisdom, the wise penetration into the
    • disciple. The Christ-impulse balances and compensates human
    • us consider what happens by people mentally working upon the
    • moves depends upon what thoughts we think. This is exactly
    • especially man before us, we must open ourselves towards him,
    • spiritual sphere in order that we may penetrate to the
    • gradually penetrate to the truth, the reality of this
    • founded by showing facts that have really happened and do
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    • early age. This did not happen to young Goethe; he developed
    • independent figures. They become Thumbling, Pointerling — I
    • this man, the head, should be guided, as so often happens,
    • and to open himself to the influence of
    • was brought, the possibility arose of deepening his studies in
    • natural science by independent work. He continued his plant
    • the Apennine peninsula. He endeavored to confirm the idea of
    • how, as he gradually deepened his ideas of nature, he
    • Goethe took into himself something stupendous, and what he had
    • indeed, been almost completely forgotten when a path was opened
    • Goethe had faced in thought. Goethe could not penetrate this
    • Whoever penetrates the intellectual exchanges between Goethe
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    • for those whose vision penetrates more deeply, the same truth
    • intervened significantly in Goethe's life. After he had spent
    • his karma. What really happened to Goethe when he became ill in
    • lays himself open even to historic events without forcing them,
    • does it happen, then, that Goethe, so remote that he could
    • it is projected outside him. This actually happened to Goethe.
    • be adduced to show under what deep layers we must penetrate in
    • that after this dampening down for ten years there followed a
    • followed by the ten-year period of dampening in Weimar. Here
    • living penetration into a comprehensive view of nature is
    • You granted me, but let me penetrate
    • And secret wonders of my breast are opened.
    • penetration of soul. The scene beginning, “Spirit sublime, thou
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    • an influence on the rest of humanity? How does it happen that
    • the ego can bring to consciousness depends on the instrument it
    • been added later, and is an appendage of the fully developed
    • actually happens to someone and his etheric body is loosened.
    • in a certain way, but this cannot happen without also
    • is actually happening as a result of this experience? What does
    • understanding for what really happens here is acquired only
    • to admire the wisdom underlying all happenings. We do not have
    • this had depended upon a real understanding of number as
    • man was trying to penetrate were really comprehensive systems
    • entire being. Goethe partook much more in the happenings of
    • sleep — the ten years in Weimar. This dampening was
    • however, is just what happens to a greater or lesser degree in
    • itself. You can form a faint idea of what would happen if you
    • happens on the earth in the vocational labor of a man like
    • be as far advanced on Vulcan as the happenings on Saturn are
    • something to have happened on Saturn that was similar to what
    • producer; it has quite definite tasks. As to what then happens
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    • sure, there was a compensation for this limitation of freedom.
    • interpenetrated with thoughts, and it is possible to read the
    • men learned from the will of the gods what was to happen here
    • the will of the cosmos shall penetrate earthly conditions in
    • what is happening and stop offering a fable convenue in place
    • continues to work in us, so must something happen on earth that
    • happen, and will happen more and more.
    • sort of outlook is opened to us by this fact? Fundamentally, it
    • what must happen in addition to this? Their specialization will
    • then will depend altogether upon an understanding of the
    • even console them that this has happened.
    • far-reaching cosmic evolution. Everything that happens in the
    • happen to the earth. What has come about primarily during the
    • complete decadence. To prevent this from happening, spiritual
    • compensatory acquisitive instinct, however, it would not be
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    • unhappiness, joy or pain, depends only on what it has retained
    • scientists try to penetrate the depths of the soul's life.
    • psychoanalyzed, when we have penetrated its deepest regions
    • his karma. Even the kind of physical body we have depends upon
    • much depends on the course of our life and on the situation
    • human beings during our life according to our karma depends
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    • times in which people depended on a kind of knowledge that
    • things do, of course, happen in the numerous variations of
    • happened to him in this life. What then?
    • those of earlier periods. How frequently it happents that the
    • worker who viewed everything with open eyes. There he was once
    • happened; I only wish to describe it to you. So, the most
    • could the critic, but not to equal the director. So it happened
    • told you, but he also lets the jurist read Schopenhauer and
    • years the penitentiary.
    • the penitentiary. It was precisely the time, as the judge could
    • penetrate the secrets of occult existence. From this point of
    • penetrating the mysterious aspects of existence. These aspects
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    • strictly in a physical sense. External science cannot yet open
    • previous incarnation, fructified by what has happened between
    • eyes are open to what is happening, in spite of the fact that
    • sense such things in different ways, however, depending on
    • in agreement with those who have viewed life with open and
    • which took things in a serious way and opened an access to the
    • be in relation to its Archai after this or that has happened in
    • discovered that exists between what actually happens externally
    • influence is exerted. People must open their eyes, but these
    • were made to prevent this from happening. Indeed, beginning in
    • depends on this.
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    • service to a Prince or a great Lord, and to anyone dependent
    • income here, I will tell you that the compensation for my
    • principle of the pendulum's isochronism, a most important
    • stipend for him. Then, after he had pursued his geometrical
    • common-law marriage; it happened as I related it so I need not
    • his native state and things happened to him there as I have
    • world with open eyes. What will become of the world if the
    • external life. Do they not gradually penetrate into this
    • stopped in front of a billboard to see where I might spend the
    • and deepened my soul and could have worked on further in
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    • happening recently may not constitute a violation of the time
    • compensation for all sorts of sins perpetrated against the time
    • of the world and really to penetrate the course of human
    • this? Why did it happen in this way?
    • it recently happen, for example, that a book was published by a
    • has really happened than the actual construction or what will
    • vacui. But what really happens when we create a space
    • placing humans on the earth. What really happens when man makes
    • happen but which is at present only in its beginnings; that is,
    • to radiate outward again into cosmic space? What then happens
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    • as a serpent in Paradise is one of the mightiest
    • have been openly visible to them. Then they would have entered
    • outvoted. After that had happened, they agreed to chart a new
    • psychic elevation; everything happens at a precise time;
    • the displeasure of his sons. However, after these happenings
    • characterized had already happened, that is, when the serious
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    • perception of Rome, has it happened that knowledge of the
    • happens in air and water; look wherever you like, include
    • actually happened? Before the Mystery of Golgotha men used to
    • be done only when man finds the courage really to penetrate
    • the truths of life are concerned. For penetrating spiritual
    • rather more connected, spirit and matter depending more upon
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    • certain sense this human head is really a kind of independent
    • happened, so what one can jot down of the movements of arms,
    • change from day to night. In a way the same thing happens to
    • that is happening now in the social, historical life. So long
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    • some kind of property. It can also happen that you have given
    • soul-spiritual lights up and, from the other side, penetrates
    • kind of miracle — but nowadays it would not happen
    • the head and much hangs on that. Much depends too on man
    • his consciousness remains unconscious; he does not open up to
    • form penetrate those of the spirits of wisdom, the formative
    • deepening of our comprehension of the Christ-Being they must
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    • work; opened by Dr. Steiner in October, 1911.],
    • should happen, that at 50 years old you came to look round
    • what happens after, follows as a consequence of this; but
    • what happens, follows solely and simply as a consequence of
    • example: It happened that I was staying in Budapest, and
    • dispensed with. And now, just calculate how many people were
    • which it shall depend in an honest way upon the
    • human will, — not depend on it in a dishonest
    • way. How can it be brought to depend in an honest
    • of real penetration into the depths of the spiritual world;
    • Oswald Spengler have given us a picture of, in his book
    • for nothing but a spiritual education can open men's eyes to
    • actual reality. We need this eye-opening; — Let us
    • to the general pleasure. And if it should happen in some
    • depends from which point one starts working in economic life.
    • labour-power has been expended upon this; and labour thereby
    • its own independent basis of development, in the same way as
    • is relatively independent. And they must be independent.
    • are in the first place independent, each for itself; and,
    • independently, each on its own basis. The unity is then an
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    • party forms, of the socalled Independent Socialists. If these
    • actually happened? As you can think, the matter is no easy
    • of this, what happened? The people who should have met us
    • Branch-evenings, or for the time they spend on
    • recognise, that the people who may happen to-day to have the
    • economic business-life, should really not spend their time
    • system which is dependent on the State, all one may say can
    • even with what I might call an ‘elevenpence ha'penny
    • elevenpence halfpenny), that, even so, we shall get no
    • should remain a gentleman, in the position where each happens
    • those forms of social life which happen to be in force at the
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    • penetrating and profound knowledge about the two problems.
    • appear. All now depends on our being able to judge according to
    • happens in the human soul when an action is performed where a
    • exercises is a great help in enabling something to happen.
    • what happens to him sometimes when lecturing. For a time he
    • penetrate into the real spiritual world.
    • now something specially important happens on this path toward
    • pictures, but that we have the means to penetrate into this
    • by taking into our souls the first available means to penetrate
    • Having now penetrated into the spiritual world when it is
    • sound in the physical world, something happens which we feel in
    • inspiration we continue to experience it and what happens then
    • nothing to do with what happens in the soul. Notice what
    • happens when we go to sleep: our normal perceptions become
    • away of our physical perceptions does not happen because
    • penetrate into the spiritual world by imagination,
    • material world with his deepened self, however material
    • conclusion. But in a certain respect this does not happen in
    • evolution to the human being and really penetrate the
    • our inner experience enables us to penetrate further into
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    • really founded on what was actually happening?
    • us take as another example what happened to a not insignificant
    • take everything that has happened up to the present day we find
    • that happen in human life. I would like to characterize
    • now witnessing were being prepared, it happened by what we
    • century A.D. and we find that everything that happened in the
    • things that happen, we have now, thinks Lamprecht, the concept
    • historical evolution of the German people which happens at
    • historian tries to explain what happens in history in terms of
    • for penetrating into the real nature of history. But if we then
    • remarkable can happen to anyone viewing things as a whole.
    • history is dependent upon the sort of people we are, and how
    • dependent upon this. I wanted to show how a study of the
    • pursued as psychology hardly penetrates into the true self,
    • What really happened here? Hermann Grimm observed quite
    • the fact that something quite different was also happening in
    • happens to be excellent for natural science.
    • What happens when we apply to historical evolution the
    • observe what happens and not to sleepwalk through reality, we
    • scientific pattern have to vote on what should happen
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    • his soul to penetrate the inner activity of his thinking he can
    • yet, the real method, the real way of penetrating to
    • thinking. This can happen only when the thinking is inwardly
    • dependent upon the bodily instrument for all that it achieves,
    • penetrating any world except the one in which it is not
    • from penetrating into the super-sensible worlds. We observe this
    • greater conviction concerning the dependence of the thinking
    • normal person. Everything depends upon our being able to
    • what happens in our thinking.
    • remarkable thing happened that later he forgot the form in
    • Naturally this could not happen. But I want to use this
    • activity of thinking, has now freed itself from dependence upon
    • were always people who penetrated into the spiritual worlds,
    • happens when the transition from waking to sleeping occurs. But
    • explain all this today, as nothing in our discussion depends
    • person who has an open heart and mind for what surrounds him in
    • of the world to us, for what really happens is that we take
    • years ago. It can then happen, in the way that one spirit
    • a creation of our eyes. We have only to think of Schopenhauer's
    • discovered that the man is dead and can no longer open his
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    • leaves open. Anthroposophy has to contemplate with particular
    • cannot penetrate the real soul and spirit of man.
    • unsatisfactory if it attempts by itself to penetrate to
    • later, and it may then happen that some external sense
    • power of thought which we have in ordinary life depends upon
    • innermost decision, as otherwise happens only with tasks of a
    • thought itself, without being dependent upon the impressions of
    • from hallucinations and visions becomes more dependent upon his
    • hallucinations and visions, or if he becomes open to
    • the moment has come in which the soul can live independently in
    • necessary. When this has happened — when an empty
    • to something which happened ten years earlier. What now is
    • the question of immortality opens out toward a certain
    • problem of immortality can be pursued. This can only happen
    • hand which has been raised; of what happens between the first
    • more one penetrates into the mysteries of the will (I can only
    • unaccustomed sequence which is not dependent on the external
    • nature. Something now happens which again I can only describe
    • penetrate into the realm lying between the two thoughts —
    • which has become independent of the physical body.
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    • prey to a kind of soul hunger and to what happens as a
    • happens within the soul, which in its search for a solution to
    • viewpoint it happens to come, usually construct their own
    • the world, connected with what is happening in the evolution of
    • outlook can penetrate the mysteries of the world as is done in
    • admit that having penetrated this smallest of worlds, he finds
    • show more and more by penetrating into the smallest particles
    • everyday life. It is just in deepening what can be achieved by
    • be for sound human progress, they can never penetrate the real
    • happen around us in the world, I will make use of a comparison
    • life? What happens at the moment when we wake up? — As I
    • actually happens when we wake up, if our ego really remains
    • penetration of the will into the soul life which
    • that happens in our sleeping and dreaming life when we wake up.
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world by means of the science
    • where we perceive remarkable things happening, affecting the
    • — Then something shattering happens. The moment arrives
    • ordinary memory works, for here we are dependent upon a mood of
    • the opposite happens from what takes place in our normal
    • Here something quite different happens. We start with something
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    • inwardly dependent on humanity itself; and we can only gain a
    • more and more dependent on the physical body with its
    • — has arrived at a kind of crisis. This dependence of
    • territories; but they are nevertheless dependent in a certain
    • dependent upon their land of Greece than the modern human
    • being on his country. But this stronger dependence was
    • wisdom, men are really becoming all the more dependent upon
    • happened; and from Kant there comes this beautiful saying:
    • century, over the entire earth which is dependent an the
    • West, the Darwinistic element penetrated into the theory of
    • depend very often an whether the author has been treated with
    • has happened since then, including Christianity itself, (even
    • such people, and everything which has happened in Europe
    • of this personality depended upon the fact that he could
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    • when we can penetrate to those Beings who lie at the bottom
    • possibilities depend on the fact that besides those powers
    • suspend something over us, so that we cannot mature. Those
    • waking-intelligence depends upon the union of the soul with
    • to-day that the fate of the Earth itself depends on the will
    • existence — (Because, my dear friends, whether one spends
    • intellectual understanding, such as threatens to happen for
    • external principle of power, as happens in the Roman
    • to penetrate through that sense-illusion to the true essence,
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    • The Necessity for a Spiritual Deepening through Freely Acquired Knowledge,
    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • NECESSITY FOR A SPIRITUAL DEEPENING
    • connected with all that has happened here, has originated
    • intentions go, can still lie in what has already happened and
    • what may happen in future as a result of our activities here.
    • that a real, genuine, spiritual deepening is necessary for
    • mankind today — a spiritual deepening through the new
    • spiritual deepening by the appropriate new means to spiritual
    • spiritual deepening with the new means to knowledge, how
    • spiritual deepening, those who, on the other hall, can
    • convince themselves that this spiritual deepening, at least
    • yesterday to put this into wise words. (At the opening of the
    • actively to penetrate what today must prevail as spiritual in
    • strike the same note in the opening address yesterday. I
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    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • DEEPENING AS
    • really genuine spiritual deepening is necessary for mankind
    • at the present time — a spiritual deepening brought
    • deepening induced by the new methods of acquiring spiritual
    • indicated with what earnestness this spiritual deepening
    • towards spiritual deepening entails, and who, moreover, have
    • more guarded form, and yesterday, at the Opening speech at
    • penetrated by spiritual science, we may knew that they have
    • and do not penetrate the reality, came vividly before our
    • and currents which penetrate through the words. Men have to
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    • The Necessity for a Genuine Spiritual Deepening as the Result of Free
    • that book must be deepened and widened.
    • intercourse with the outer world. What happens — happens
    • and perceptions which have either deepened or condensed, as
    • to be correct, but very much else is dependent upon it. I
    • order that something similar to what happened at the
    • such a way; his childhood was spent in such and such a way.
    • to the penetration by spiritual science of our modern
    • one's penetration sharp for what is necessary for our time
    • and not shut oneself up in preconceived ideas, We must open
    • can only arise from a spiritual deepening. Our modern time
    • can only grow to be healthy through such spiritual deepening.
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    • lecture yesterday which dealt with Spengler's Decline of
    • human race will realise how much depends upon the
    • the clock is simply an expression of what is happening
    • whatever to penetrate into the inner being and inner nature
    • depends, but also that it lies within the powers of the human
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    • to reveal her open secret feels an irresistible longing for
    • to offer the soul to compensate for its longing after the
    • This happens in such a way that the human form may be said to
    • “open secrets”. We can go further and say: This
    • to this, will everywhere find that this open secret, this
    • from nature its open secret, by ourselves separating again
    • the ordinary processes and happenings in nature, remains
    • penetrating these secrets and more or, less unconsciously
    • having called the secret “open” it can be
    • penetrate into nature we come to true reality in a much
    • nature begins to reveal her open secret feels an irresistible
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    • purely through activity of the soul, independently of the
    • not — as happens in ordinary sense-perception and
    • penetrates to the spiritual world through super-sensible
    • is that a man can only penetrate into the spiritual world
    • desires to penetrate into the spiritual world as an
    • world which it tries to penetrate consciously; no trace of
    • condition in which the soul penetrates into the spiritual
    • specifically. As he tries to penetrate inwardly into
    • forms — they are living thought-forms — he penetrates
    • the soul of the seer penetrates into spiritual reality which
    • music, the seer must penetrate still further than the sphere
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world, knowing that the
    • the next stages penetration into the spiritual world would be
    • the seer. What he experiences depends upon the degree to
    • mystery and charm, opening up vistas into great depths of
    • artistic originality is spoilt by endeavors to penetrate into
    • flutters above the reality, does not penetrate to the true
    • nevertheless. Clairvoyant consciousness penetrates to this
    • be raised up to the level of consciousness, as happens, for
    • this happen? In the normal condition of a human being there
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    • y pensarás verdaderamente
    • Pues los pensamientos cósmicos del espíritu,
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    • independently of each other, that during the first three or four years
    • the three years spent in later life at the university. This is literally
    • inner clairvoyance. Man did not then expend his forces upon the outer
    • in appearance. This is bound to happen, when, in the previous incarnation,
    • are used as foodstuff for human beings, just as they receive compensation
    • purpose as compensation for having been deprived of its primary function.
    • it. Indeed the healthy evolution of mankind depends very largely upon
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    • the Mysteries whose highest ideal was gradually to penetrate
    • like a pendulum and by his own inner power able to find the
    • compensation to be karmically made at a future time. What man
    • morals should exist at all. For what happens when there is no
    • thing is for us to keep our eyes open, and be alive to all
    • a “seeing” eye and an open mind for all that is
    • in the Copenhagen lectures on
    • moral impulses could penetrate; and on the other hand,
    • independent of the divine spiritual powers. Hence we see that
    • cannot say that it happens in every case, but one must assert
    • that it probably happens in every fourth case. Untruthfulness
    • happened. No man should make a statement, or impart anything
    • Among the Chaldean's wisdom, the wise penetration into the
    • disciple. The Christ-impulse balances and compensates human
    • us consider what happens by people mentally working upon the
    • moves depends upon what thoughts we think. This is exactly
    • especially man before us, we must open ourselves towards him,
    • spiritual sphere in order that we may penetrate to the
    • gradually penetrate to the truth, the reality of this
    • founded by showing facts that have really happened and do
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    • similar to those of the serpent when, after slipping off its
    • time of the Mystery of Golgotha nothing had happened that was
    • different from what did happen before the Mystery of Golgotha
    • see, therefore, that what has happened through the Mystery of
    • described had happened, nevertheless at the time of the Mystery
    • happened that has broken all earthly natural laws. If ye are
    • experience of Damascus he knew that everything depended upon an
    • earth evolution, it would happen that human souls would
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    • namely, the possibility of understanding and penetrating the
    • happen that in those centuries a number of people were able to
    • of its development humanity is dependent in other ways also
    • people who were entirely dependent upon the physical plane;
    • What then has happened since the 16th
    • penetrated as far as the ego. Now it must take into this ego
    • concern should now be that the organ within man be opened, so
    • with that eye which the Christ can open for him. As the
    • independent and individual, in order to incorporate in the
    • light, there opens before us from the spiritual-scientific
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    • entirely different state of consciousness. What happens because
    • body, in our physical tasks. These depend on the will. After
    • course is based upon all possible associations dependent upon
    • in what happens after death because we do not yet know this.
    • And this can happen as well for everyone who hears these things
    • actually be penetrated — Thus one obtains a science that
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    • deepened. While every civilization has within it fully
    • questions about illness and pain; and (c) about what happens
    • happening all around them. Theosophy endeavors to be fully
    • must be met with understanding and open minds. In our time
    • happening everywhere. One must be an ostrich with one's head
    • civilizations have depended upon the trust placed in priests
    • what usually happens in such cases. Many people expect to
    • and so on, concretely and in detail. But what happens? After
    • religion. Once that happens, religious life will assume new
    • religion? It happens because morality, this third component
    • happens to humans after death, about spiritual forces and
    • but if I keep an open mind and pay attention to my feelings
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    • hand with a penknife, dips a quill in the blood in order to
    • myths, depicting powerful beings and wonderful happenings, is
    • spiritual knowledge. This will happen more and more
    • penetrates all parts of the organism has the task to absorb
    • exists must conform to the faculties a person happens to
    • consciousness in simple creatures is compensated by its
    • suspended, setting free the lower consciousness. When that
    • happens, the world is experienced through the lower nervous
    • with our ability to face the world as an independent being, a
    • being who is able independently to formulate the pictures the
    • different one. It happened through an event well-known to
    • blood, whereas our awakened consciousness depends on mixed
    • consciousness. In other words, something happens in humans,
    • but on a higher level, that is similar to what happens in the
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    • perception penetrates deeply into the foundation of
    • just a verbal definition; what it points to happens all the
    • of light cannot penetrate to the surface of life, causing
    • you could follow with spiritual sight what happens at the
    • point where a simple living creature is penetrated by a beam
    • Thus, it must be said that while Arthur Schopenhauer
    • Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) was a German philosopher.
    • over the Apostles at the feast of Pentecost. This is dearly
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    • primordial human wisdom that penetrates beneath the surface
    • are certain reasons why this is happening. It will
    • individual that is comparable to what happens in someone born
    • place through which the spiritual eyes and ears are opened.
    • ever happens twice. Never before has there been an existence
    • how the least expenditure of material can be structured to
    • by the plants. In this respect, the higher depends on the
    • interdependence applies to all stages and kingdoms. Just as
    • humans and animals depend on the world of plants, so do the
    • gods depend upon mortals. Greek mythology expresses this
    • as independent beings.
    • blemished, but it penetrates into mortals; he brings external
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • maternal organism, from which they become independent only
    • the ether body before it has become completely independent.
    • child's bodily faculties develop; they become independent and
    • develops, and an independent relation to the surrounding
    • the example. What the child sees, what happens around him, he
    • becomes independent. With the awakening feelings for the
    • has reached this age he is capable of forming independent
    • independence in the right directions.
    • happens in the environment. The child is affected by every
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    • person's “I” has reached a stage of independence
    • towards the eventual attainment of an independent personality
    • action. They also saw that to the independent personality
    • mortal. A soul possessing independence, self-consciousness,
    • example a thinker like Schopenhauer. Those who have read this
    • “Life is a disagreeable affair; I shall spend mine
    • is Schopenhauer's pessimistic view. He makes the Earth-Spirit
    • space.” At least Schopenhauer was aware that, as life
    • development is dependent upon each of them.
    • happens spiritually that is similar to what happens
    • can begin to work independently, just as was the case with
    • physical body; now it is freed and can act independently. The
    • itself. As long as it lasts, a person exists at the expense
    • body now lives at the expense of the forces stored in the
    • that it exists at the expense of the ether body. When
    • at the end, the astral body lives at the expense of the
    • place can be compared with what happens when a piece of wood
    • beneficial effects if rightly administered. It always depends
    • the limit, and danger arises. This will depend upon whether
    • sufficient strength to withstand harmful influences depends
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    • and what is inherited. This usually happens through the fact
    • physical. But what happens when that is not possible, when
    • the astral body. It may happen that the disharmony between
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    • the spirit. Spiritual knowledge must penetrate a human's
    • the light happened to be noticed. Investigation of such
    • ”I.” Ordinary knowledge penetrates only as far as
    • person open and receptive because it is a foundation from
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • its dependence on what surrounded it when clothed in a
    • and fortune in later life depends upon the way his physical,
    • the astral body become free, that is, become open to external
    • gradually the power of judgment begins to ripen and leads to
    • only now does a person face the world as an independent
    • this does not happen too late in life. The forces that
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • the secrets nature holds, but not as impenetrably deep as
    • The human spirit is certainly capable of penetrating nature's
    • Rosicrucian training depends on the students personality, but
    • not qualified to rise into higher worlds. This happens for
    • are not dependent on what is seen or heard physically. A
    • of the earth. The opening blossom contains its reproductive
    • that must penetrate the plant to enable the seeds to mature
    • spiritualized productive force, towards a calyx that opens as
    • higher level and open to the lance of Amfortas, as the plant
    • calyx opens to the sun's spiritual lance of love.
    • become independent. Space becomes a world of color and sound in
    • shillings and spends two. He creates a surplus, and is in a
    • spends five. Something similar applies to breathing. However,
    • said about delving into one's inner being. This penetrating
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • This happens irrespective of whether the spiritual realm a
    • once individual freedom and independence had been attained,
    • architecture and dance have gone their independent ways. As
    • That happens in
    • experience personal independence. Each one felt himself, not
    • independence. People in the city were those who wanted to
    • men to freedom and independence. The lady who becomes his
    • through Wagner's artistry, we must bring to it an open mind
    • with enthusiasm by the far-reaching vistas opened up through
    • the Middle Ages. Before that happened, another idea, as it
    • absorb the story of the Holy Graul. And it can deepen to
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • open-minded individual.
    • happen. It means never to lose sight of the fact that not
    • whose spiritual eyes are opened sees around him a new world.
    • the Kingdom of Heaven; it penetrates everything physical. As
    • refer to clarity, but to the fact that it penetrated through
    • and ears can be opened so that he attains a higher kind of
    • it is nonsense to talk about blind faith and dependence in
    • we find that it opens the door to many of the mysteries
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    • healthy way before reaching independence. But the education of
    • humanity to independence, in which the newly awoken I-force was to
    • relation of dependence on the teacher would gradually develop into
    • the content of this lecture be completely independent of all those he
    • happens as a rule three times. If the call also remains unheard the
    • happen again and again.
    • what has happened until now refers only to a part of the endowment,
    • what must happen within this endowment is that according to purely
    • and the independence of all spiritual striving, which is an absolute
    • curious, then please understand it thus: that it happens in full
    • spirit of what is to happen if he goes out into the world and says:
    • becoming. And what is to happen because of what has been said today
    • cannot be described. It is based on what happens, not on words, but
    • heard his address asked Dr. Steiner when that would happen, he
    • replied: the fact that it didn't happened could be considered an
    • convinced himself that the Keeper of the Seal had opened his eyes
    • disorder, which had deeply infected his person. His open letter of
    • despite failures in individual cases. - That's what happened in the
    • would act independently in the sense of these titles. I said at that
    • time: If something happens, the members will be informed by Three
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    • independent mistress of its own field in man's soul. Thus did the spiritual
    • the world. Religion can be deepened by knowledge filled with the life of
    • consciousness. The spiritual life became more independent. The other
    • with the further penetration of the West, they also became separated. 3y
    • controlled everything economic, there took form an independent economic
    • others. Into the concepts of rights there penetrated the concept of the
    • penetration of culture into the West, economic life took on more and more
    • course of civilization toward the West, trade first becomes an independent
    • farther toward the West, production in industry becomes an independent
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    • soul and our Ego still penetrate into the extremities of the
    • circulation of the blood and penetrated into the organic
    • penetrate into its more intimate fundamental character, we
    • the ruler, an expensive minister, as Carlyle expressed it. This
    • economic life depend on such questions, since they all proceed
    • opened their workshop, as it were, in the head of man while he
    • happens also at the present time that the gods open their
  • Title: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • argument against a more penetrating knowledge of the
    • this lecture we shall penetrate into the depths of
    • walk, to speak and to become independent.
    • independent being, an Ego.
    • drops of Christ Jesus penetrate into the individual human
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    • spiritual science we must first look upon it as an independent
    • kingdom as a whole is an independent being in respect to the
    • two states of consciousness interpenetrate.
    • spiritual science we therefore say; Two cycles interpenetrate
    • INTERPENETRATE, continue their development separately and again
    • interpenetrate. How wonderful is this secret of life! Two
  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture I
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    • organism penetrated by the etheric organism, and with this system which
    • what happens first is a play of processes in the ego and the astral
    • meet our whole human constitution, our-whole inner situation depends,
    • enters the head, as it happens in seeing, it is right away received
    • remembrance. And if you happen to have a head which is very much inclined
    • but they become dependent, they are not themselves any more, who remember
    • If one wants to be an independent human being, the following procedures
    • have to happen:
    • and wants to penetrate now through the organization of the brain, of
    • most, the impression penetrates the liquid (but it dissolves) and at
    • and will possibly be extinguished again; and this happens as a rule
    • the impression is happening, four times an attack of dissolving is made
  • Title: Spiritual Relations in the Configuration of the Human Organism: Lecture II
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    • can occur there, what happens to the food when we bring it into our
    • the nourishment inside us, must come from us. And this happens on the
    • too little of a character of the earthly, if only would happen what
    • This happens as follows:
    • If this should happen through a shrunken kidney, the astral body will
    • the kidney (diagram 1, yellow) while what happens in the rounding forces,
    • it through sufficiently. This can happen through' the etheric body,
    • astral body. This can happen in a twofold way. Either what is coming
    • simply, and opens him up after he has died. Then the kidney is lying
    • can penetrate into concrete details, the effectiveness of matter in
    • but it is not the same. Sälde means being penetrated by
    • stuck to the earthly. And then one sensed that one became penetrated
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    • too dependent on the region of the earth where he lives. This took place
    • people--mostly spent all their life at the same place. Nevertheless
    • in such a case one said: this person has become too dependent upon the
    • dependent upon this particular spot on earth. One has to heal him by
    • freeing him inwardly from the outer dependence on this earthly spot.
    • by this season in particular. In olden times the dependence of a person
    • that becoming ill is nothing else than a continuation of what happens
    • if one deepens more and more the study of spiritual science. You may
    • A real penetration of the whole would result in the following: Assume
    • from the kidney-system is pushing too fast. What will happen thereby?
    • The following can happen.
    • The process of renewal is indeed happening continuously; let us then
    • that we already know: either Spenglerism — that is, the decline
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture I: The Past Shows Us a Picture of Necessity
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    • something that has happened and that perhaps we ourselves have
    • to happen as it did, and we ourselves could not have acted
    • another thing will happen in which we believe we may be
    • we presupposed that what happens in the future will also come
    • happen in the way they would be bound to happen without our
    • everything was inevitable and could not have happened
    • possibly happen differently from the way it was predetermined,
    • happens in the world, including human action, is subject
    • Suppose you draw a triangle, a square, a pentagon, a hexagon
    • — which is now happening in many places from a great many
    • go out into the open and, although the moon is always a round
    • orb, if it does not happen to be full moon, he sees only part
    • sense world — if we happen not to be just like that
    • does it happen that two contradictory statements can both be
    • are, besides a state of equilibrium, pendulum swings to
    • K. F. E. Thrandorff, 1782-1863. Wrote an open letter
    • fell — that happened,” and then ask “Is this
    • happened differently?” we are only looking at the
    • external events. We are looking at the events as they happen on
    • physical happenings in general, we have a succession of
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture II: The Legend of the Prague Clock
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    • would have happened? Would we have had Goethe's works?”
    • skeleton, Death, opened its mouth and people saw inside it a
    • about this opening and shutting of the mouth, showing what a
    • nodding both to the rich man, who has become dependent on
    • happening in many cases. He has seen people looking at
    • certainty if we want it, by really opening our souls to its
    • happened if this man, who said that his own fifth grade teacher
    • there again we see that it depends on not accepting these
    • wherever we go. It all depends on how we relate to them. These
    • everything that has previously happened in my present life and
    • another that. On what does it depend that one person has a
    • different opinion from another? That depends again on what is
    • dependent upon the prior conditions of your present
    • incarnation. It depends on other things as well. If we say it
    • depends on this or that, does that detract from the fact that I
    • openly, for he found it a terrible temptation in life not to
    • does this happen? We shall not progress with our spiritual
    • behind. What is happening now in nature is spiritual, and we do
    • down into our soul life, they acquire independent
    • external expression of something that happened in the
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    • happened in my class last year. I have tried to study the
    • I accepted that things had to happen the way they did. So
    • I have just observed what I believe had to happen out of a
    • to happen.”
    • said, one never really knew what would happen the following
    • failed too, and others passed, but it all happened as expected.
    • before, and the third, too. Things happened similarly, with the
    • Some time later the following thing happened. The headmaster
    • would happen in the coming year if he groped about as blindly
    • could such a thing happen? And he said, “The third
    • I can say in detail what will be happening, and I know for
    • entirely successful. It depends on the attitude you have to the
    • pledge yourself to this and depend upon it, then even if you
    • the feeling that it had to happen as it did. When the
    • mistakes happened in the course of the work my pupils and
    • “Of necessity it had to happen as it did according to the
    • things that happened were necessary, and had to happen like
    • level, brings past happenings into the present. That is
    • happen when these details are interwoven with a living
    • happened and in which we have been involved, we look at them as
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    • happen immediately afterward. With this kind of observation we
    • something different had happened in the way the tribes moved
    • across Europe from east to west, or something had happened
    • culture has produced. Could things have happened the way they
    • arrange his actions in keeping with what has happened on
    • with current happenings; yet, as far as events on the physical
    • concerning things that have to happen and our recognition that
    • they really ought to happen are not our speculations about
    • need to speculate in regard to what ought to happen on the
    • what happened had to happen. That is to say, we acquire a right
    • repentance for a deed we have done? Obviously people are
    • quite right in saying that repentance is necessary and has to
    • with it when we simply look at all that has happened completely
    • is what happens. Just think of the speed with which you are
    • consciousness. When the deed happened, the awareness was
    • done. A bad deed is not willed. And repenting means that the
    • previously reach. This is also the task of repentance. Its
    • that the force of the repentance raises the action into
    • different degrees in the perpendicular and the horizontal
    • world. And on this depends the inner necessity governing our
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  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • us aware of being an I. Sleep happens to be a dimming of
    • will, can't you. Therefore, Schopenhauer
    • Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788–1860, German philosopher.
    • path that an auric element surrounds and interpenetrates the
    • Schopenhauer's philosophy was an awakening of this kind, but he
    • If you see his copy of Schopenhauer,
    • at him, which happens if someone talks to him about
    • time. Just try with an open mind to really listen to the way
    • matter of course. That is the obvious thing to happen, for he
    • science will enable his belief to deepen into concrete
    • happen.” In that case things would come about as
    • logicians if they say, “You see, it all depends on being
    • likeness depend on the external reality being there? Clear
    • following interesting thing can happen. Forgive me if I let you
  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture I: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • Past and Future Impulses in Social Happenings,
    • technical times. And he who is in a position to penetrate the
    • whole meaning of such discussions depends upon the
    • sounds, and then find ourselves obliged to penetrate more and
    • some opening: this would be the concrete conception. In our
    • and everything that happened in relation to it that makes a
    • language should be dropped. A very great deal depends upon
    • he has the good will to penetrate into material reality in
  • Title: Social Question as a Problem: Lecture II: The Inner Experience of Language
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    • Past and Future Impulses in Social Happenings,
    • feelings and will impulses depending upon languages. Consider
    • prevails among men. Today let us spend a little time on
    • interpenetrated not with thoughts abstractly expressed but
    • the later periods. All these things happen interconnectedly;
    • penetrating more deeply into this language the possibility
    • will open out for an imaginative feeling and perception.
    • deepening. Language as a means of mutual copper hedging could
    • a mere means of communication it depends very much upon
    • life because we happened to be speaking human beings; but we
    • for ourselves, depends upon the fundamental constitution of
    • nature. We must learn to penetrate through the abstract
    • diplomats, the dispenser of superficiality; that coffee is
    • there is veneration and penetration of nature that there will
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • where there is any question of penetrating to the spiritual world in
    • should now happen, and what the world has to expect from the events.
    • happen within their own territory, they make their mind easy. The author
    • materialism of a Vogt or Moleschott, a Clifford or Spencer, and so on,
    • of the Threshold. He can let this happen the easy way by passing in a
    • happening. It has to draw attention to what is now taking place in the
    • the human eye has no such organisation, being much more independent.
    • This growth of independence in the senses, this emancipation of the
    • not happen — but something else has to take place. By going beck
    • during his apparent progress, this backsliding of of man's must so happen
    • of world reality have penetrated through the general illusive conceptions.
    • happening to mankind on earth is concerned, if only one will go right into
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture II: St. John of the Cross
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    • special faculties for penetrating to the supersensible worlds all striving
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    • this particularly apparent today's—which enables him to penetrate
    • though he were saying to himself: Now that I come to see (this happens
    • penetrate to the sphere of the spirit so that he learns to understand
    • in sleep. This used to happen. This is just the great crossing point
    • if some means is not found to compensate, s0 that the evaporation of
    • own life, penetrate this life of yours with the thought which is thus
    • penetrate into the spiritual world on that other path, the path of Spiritual
    • depend upon you. You describe something objective. What you yourself
    • always equipped with the open mind necessary for the acceptance of Spiritual
    • this open mind. They would like this or that to be true, then in some
    • that work is done out of inner necessity, and what happens is not a
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • said, suffices for understanding and receiving open-mindedly all things
    • sense through merely understanding, through open-minded acceptance,
    • is still right, what actually happens when a man seeks to enter the
    • so happen that the man says to himself: What! Sound human Intelligence?—that
    • by penetrating directly to the spiritual world in a way that they imagine
    • This preference for actually penetrating into the spiritual world without
    • When an attempt is made to penetrate into the spiritual world by anyone
    • who is insufficiently mature in his whole attitude of soul, it happens
    • penetrating to the spiritual world always means pain. Therefore we have
    • what I mean by this. The solving of present-day social demands depends
    • way and in another way indeed it must happen. As physical men we should
    • mankind were one big family. But this will not happen until people meet
    • come to know what goes on here. Now if he has not an open mind, if he
    • given in their lectures and repeat it with a certain zeal, but independent
    • Holy Ghost of the Theosophical Society. And this independent spiritual
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • the importance for the present time of penetrating into the world in
    • this penetration, as we may have gathered from the various studies made
    • in rightly understanding in a similar way what has happened both in
    • side. We penetrate to the inner side by trying to become clear how this
    • this impossibility of reconciling what happens in nature with the impulse
    • serpent of Paradise, Lucifer. Satan, a being who, opposed to the God,
    • the contrast between the Jahve-God and the devil, the old serpent, as
    • on earth was only to be reached through such an event that indeed happened
    • this is exactly what happened at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • Now if you watch a pendulum
    • used this illustration. Whereas the pendulum swings here it falls back
    • at this point because the pendulum cord is in exact opposition to the
    • direction of gravity the latter cannot work; but the pendulum does not
    • correct spiritually) the pendulum has gathered so much inertia that
    • reduced to nil, the moment the pendulum has swung out as far to the
    • through the pendulum's own inertia but is then exhausted. This is a
    • happens and in happening nullifies the impulse to happen. And so the
    • evolution. This is what happened and this was the significance of it.
    • more or less grasped. The essential for Christianity is that this happened,
    • penetrated in the north are the germ of what later was to arise in human
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    • Leyh died. I believe from the very fact of her expending so much energy
    • is happening within them they find the way, they are able to find the
    • stages, depended upon a man becoming a different person through the
    • on Golgotha. Now this had happened historically. A man, Jesus—for
    • of the earth something therefore was necessary, something had to happen,
    • happen—to give oneself this shake so as in spite of all to learn
    • upon which the flourishing of science depends, the more the understanding
    • most important of all happenings in earthly existence. But after that
    • consider what has come from Herman Grimm's pen about Goethe as the best
    • of an intellectuality open to influence, but out of what is human itself.
    • his soul in such a way that the self-sacrificing serpent who sacrifices
    • to live yet for the external life. The time depends on what we have
    • need the courage to understand and penetrate in its ungoethean way what
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    • open lectures to work from the basics of the anthroposophical
    • experienced in an open lecture like this. When we speak about
    • life. Long before we can happily penetrate to perceiving the
    • penetrate the Higher Worlds, how we can with our own spiritual
    • truth. We can describe this astral or soul-world as penetrating
    • our physical world just like a sponge is penetrated by water.
    • astral body, that they are perceptible to whoever has opened
    • took place in the soul, then you have an image of what happens
    • according to what is happening to a person and what he or she
    • happening. Actually these are such astral personalities who
    • space for everything, because there beings interpenetrate;
    • because the law of the impenetrable is only valid on the
    • or bad, when we are penetrated and experience this in our inner
    • one and the same place. There the law of interpenetration
    • divided. As long as this happens it is mainly the etheric
    • then penetrate the astral world, as for example the physical of
    • of their body being penetrated as the sensory object senses,
    • most diverse feelings. Thus it can happen that these inner
    • the most varied feelings appear when you penetrate the being,
    • cooperation and hence becomes glowing and penetrated by
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    • independent of the personality of its creator. One can also put
    • On the other hand there is something which penetrates not only
    • the larger reference within the opening which leads Faust
    • opposition, where Faust, after he opened the Nostradamus book
    • Goethe allows his Faust to open up a book on magic, called the
    • through which one in reality can penetrate into the world,
    • penetrated and which had been revealed in the depths. One wants
    • unabashed, which happens in this scene when Faust meets Wagner
    • With world knowledge it is thus: trying to penetrate ever more
    • to penetrate ever more into what is offered in a spiritual
    • couldn't go any further. What actually happened there? The
    • penetrating the moving target was hardly achieved. In essence,
    • confronted him, deepen a satisfactory nature observational
    • Whosoever participates in these steps, really penetrating into
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    • Yesterday we had an open lecture in which we occupied ourselves
    • question: On what does the human being usually depend? —
    • this depends upon when and where you are situated in the world.
    • a watchful eye, an open sense for the unusual in the world
    • we endeavour to develop this open perceptive sense towards the
    • penetrate the physical body and continuously fight against the
    • receptive sense, an “open eye” for the observation of our
    • independent, in order to reach that which distinguishes us from
    • become independent from his talents and abilities. This healing
    • soul and not allow a comfortable reasoning: it doesn't depend
    • and so on? Decidedly it depends on the anthroposophic way of
    • Now the following happens, your soul life is flooded by a
    • open to argument. Whoever wants to present reasons may do so.
    • the sea and what happens if I sail on it. You particularly
    • more, then you deepen yourself selflessly in the greater
    • has an independent existence; cut it off and it is no longer a
    • give, like us, the illusion that it is an independent organism.
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    • az ember éppen ezen a vidéken olyan benyomást, amely Európa más
    • régi városban éppen a magasztos háttér szépíti majd az itt
    • emléküket. Ezek az emlékezés napjai lesznek, kiváltképpen
    • Ez kiváltképpen érvényes az intimebb szellemi igazságokra. A mi
    • világokba, különösen fontosnak látjuk, éppen a jelenkorban,
    • sincs a szellemi világra vonatkozó gondolatunk, hanem éppen
    • kiváltképpen a vérrokonság volt a halál után a lélek mentsvára.
    • halál után, akkor a halál utáni életnek éppen abban a
    • Tulajdonképpen csak azt próbáltam Önök előtt fejtegetni, ami a
    • hogy szellemi dolgokról felolvasunk nekik. Ez éppen az
    • némely ember nehézségei éppen abból adódnak, hogy jó barátai
    • emberek, akik tulajdonképpen erősen vágyódnak a
    • És sokszor éppen azokban, akik az életben ellenségesek voltak a
    • a felolvasást éppen azoknak a halottaknak, akik az életben
    • kell tekintetbe venni: ha felolvasunk a halottnak, mindenképpen
    • talán elérjük, hogy mégis meghall bennünket; mindenképpen
    • halottaknak az előbb említett módon. Tehát semmiképpen sem vész
    • halálon, ez tulajdonképpen csak az átélés megváltozása, de
    • újabb születés között az ember szükségképpen azt várja a Földön
    • képn, az Utolsó vacsorán Milánóban. A mai képen alig láthatni
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    • way in which it is penetrated by the monotheistic religions, in which
    • to find organic structural forms quite independently of nature. But
    • such forms as these must be discerned in complete independence, they
    • whole, must make evident in its own form that it is indispensable. The
    • very smallest appendage in the different parts of the Building must
    • be as manifestly indispensable as the lobe of the ear, or an arm or
    • persons of artistic natures who happened to come among us were often
    • you that certain things were indispensable to the building. Whenever
  • Title: The Building at Dornach (Bn/GA 289): Lecture II: Bau Lecture II
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    • organs like the sword appendix; the fan of lower organic beings which
    • what is seen outwardly, that is actually to in nature. Man has no appendix
    • quite independently alone. These are things which are born, just as
    • is happening inside the building, so in the same way we shall realise
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    • for the purpose of thinking to penetrate our whole organism we should
    • you this, I can understand that it does not penetrate specially deeply
    • time, thou owest to Death which penetrates more and more into the earth-life.
    • engenders the vital longing of the newer future humanity for the compensating
    • and everything depends on the understanding of the fact that the initiation
    • really happened. Those who do appreciate it will surely feel that nothing
    • as a kind of theoretical knowledge, and hence they do not penetrate
    • things even perhaps relatively big things, penetrate easily into the
    • truly penetrate right into the heart, into the soul, that it does not
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • wisdom that the old art of healing sprang; all dispensing,
    • order to penetrate into the secrets of nature. And through
    • Ah, then, all heaven opens out before you!”
    • penetrate to the sources of life, to unite his own being with
    • Let not thine eager pen itself o'er hurry!”
    • “Yet even as my pen the sentence
    • “When that has happened three
    • outside the body, for it opens all the nerves end pores
    • happen should one see any sense in the old knowledge. And all
    • are dependent on the same system of forces. And these lie in
    • to show you this in a whole series of lectures. What happens
    • in history happens — although often by means of most
    • history takes to its ends. Everything that happens in the
    • course of time he sure to make the pendulum sometimes swing
    • much in our present civilization depends upon electric power,
    • and how much more, how very much more, will depend upon it in
    • spiritual deepening. For, to that force which remains
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    • is happening.
    • dramatic action. It grew to an independent whole becoming
    • may be mistaken; it depends on the way the matter is
    • body has happened to van Helmont. But this kind of thing is
    • during the whole earth-evolution only happens in exceptional
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • had absorbed from natural science, and by the deepening of
    • often much about it that is abstract; this is penetrated,
    • easily have exaggerated things, as happens often in life.
    • around the Goethe. These men sought to penetrate beyond what
    • background of the relative. Thus, Fichte tried to penetrate
    • particularly, when Spiritual Science can penetrate our
    • that is of no importance; he knew that actually the pendulum
    • who imperturbably swings like a pendulum between the
    • even Schopenhauer's philosophy of The World as Idea,
    • all that can penetrate to man from the spiritual life.
    • happened to him as it did to a man who wrote me some time ago
    • him everywhere. One can well imagine what happens to the mind
    • that wants merely to copy down what happens outwardly, and on
    • should be missing; it must have happened therefore by some
    • part with infinity satisfaction in what is happening to the
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    • happen to Faust in the moment that this higher mystery is
    • this world so penetrated by movement — the imaginative world
    • happenenings
    • not only here in the Moon but this shere penetrates the
    • consideration here, This is what happens where the water is
    • same happens with the air, and in yet another case. If you
    • happened but did not do so purely in a course-grained,
    • to portray something that actually happened and was moreover
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    • Faust's consciousness. For this is what happens where Faust
    • intimate connection of what happens here with all that Faust
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture VI: The Helena Saga and the Riddle of Freedom
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    • conscious interpenetration of that which prevails
    • happen that that which is worthy of true recognition —
    • beings here below is the reflected image of what happens in
    • reflected image of what happens in the Spiritual World above?
    • and leader in all that happens, — how would the
    • spiritual forces, spiritual Powers; and nothing happens that
    • does not happen down from the Spiritual World. And the second
    • Necessity; and as to that which Paris does, this also happens
    • must penetrate it with consciousness; we must learn to know
    • the Power which happens to have power.” But on the
    • Right and Freedom and for the Independece of Nations.”
    • being. For in the last resort everything depends on this. To
    • has to happen among men must also be undertaken by men. If we
    • only so far as the ideas are concerned; but it will depend on
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    • taking place and the lecture can therefore be independent of
    • allowing this scene — “On the Upper Peneus as
    • what he is solely by virtue of his dependence on his own
    • penetrating influence which he believed it impossible to
    • today in sleep, and no one can penetrate to them unless he
    • epochs when the earth solidified (as must once have happened,
    • to what often happens on waking: one hears something that
    • penetrating into the being of man, of contributing anything
    • what happened in the fire- earth.
    • the scene open with the Sirens. We are in the world of sleep,
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    • not depend upon whether the scientific outlook accepted today
    • penetrated by it.
    • That happens sometimes. Others, too, might admonish us during
    • Thou bosom-lightener [or bosom-widener], deeply pensive
    • Open thy shadows' awful gulf alone!
    • Profoundly pensive one, (Luna)
    • Goethe's foreseeing knowledge penetrated deeply in the truths
    • fibre of his soul, to penetrate the being of man, often felt
    • them interpenetrate each other just as spirit and matter do.
    • does not admit of being openly expressed and directly
    • Thou bosom widener, profoundly pensive one!”
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    • soul the light of a deepened observation upon all that such a
    • incited him at least to look into what happens in the
    • as those of Newton or spencer, that is to say, if we cloud by
    • the etheric body was nipped and tweaked. This did not happen
    • supposed to appear. This has not happened. and Goethe's way
    • independent of one another. We must, however, be conscious
    • do not find fault with what has happened, I only set forth
    • never happens in modern man; he wants to arrive at an
    • have penetration and see the reality instead of distorted
    • without something happening in the subconscious also. By
    • penetration note what clever logical reasons man brings
    • regrettable things happening today.
    • that has happened Christianity has shown itself a traitor to
    • did. But, listen to this; he says something else must happen
    • to finding out what ought to happen. We should look to what
    • to make us free men with independent judgment. It is always
    • conceptions of Spiritual Science being able to open our eyes
    • are opened out to,us when we know we can live more intimately
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    • through it he has penetrated deeply into the spiritual, in
    • to the open sea. The Greeks, like all ancient peoples, still
    • the open sea. This feeling that the open sea has special
    • open sea, where he no longer feels himself within reach of
    • experienced by soul and spirit, sailing over the open sea wan
    • a question of having to gain a conception independently of
    • What must then actually happen?
    • world corresponds to what happens on earth when, for an
    • the ideas about the Gods depend on this impulse of the Greeks
    • are to be able to penetrate the secret of man.
    • his abstract scientific concepts; the more you open your soul
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    • ordinary knowledge, dependent on the senses and conditioned
    • on various paths, and those paths that opened out to him he
    • matter of course: “When I sail out on the open sea, and
    • not sensitive enough to penetrate into the regions through
    • existing in days of yore. It might be said that what happens
    • actually happening. We experience it today if someone burns
    • in the rays of the moon, and that something actually happens
    • happens next? There now appear the Psylli and the
    • penetrating the art of the south, of making the spirit of
    • of this second part of Goethe's Faust depends on our
    • however learned and intelligent, can never penetrate into all
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture XII: Goetheanism In Place of Homunculism and Mephistophelianism
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    • much as he liked, provided he repented and did due penance
    • pendulum, the balance; in the spiritual, moral sphere, man
    • balance and the pendulum. He must not aspire to a position of
    • will. Compare all this with what happens to Faust in the
    • may with their being penetrate what must be accepted in the
    • penetrating into the supersensible, there can be no sure
    • very deep layer of consciousness. Let us penetrate it, let us
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    • us pain. And someone who can penetrate more deeply into these
    • me something of an independent soul-spiritual life over against
    • Today one usually underestimates what actually happens there
    • experiences the happenings as they come towards one: one
    • sleep is independent of it, indeed which is the creator of the
    • connects again with the backwards imagined happenings is the
    • reality to the point that it cannot happen to him that he
    • they tie the picture of the first happening after waking up
    • directly onto the last happening before going to sleep. They
    • as the last happenings before the last going to sleep is
    • day waking life brings to consciousness the happenings of
    • experiences, how soul has found soul, what happened in the
    • and those who were more distant, that which happened in space
    • a true penetrating of the own human nature will be able to be
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    • what was happening on the astral plane. At least in certain
    • happening in the Higher Worlds.
    • began, was this: those people who were completely dependent on
    • happening when the word “suggestion” is implied.
    • which depends on the blood will die out. By truly acknowledging
    • find a different interpretations of the same wording. Depending
    • penetrating into the soul of the time and thoroughly seeking
    • we come to the Commandments where your independent
    • another “I.” A deed penetrates directly, damagingly
    • do you penetrate into his “I”-sphere. You acknowledge
    • the right time the right thing always happens to direct human
    • this can only really happen when the Divine is grasped in the
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    • After the opening of the Pforzheim branch we are together again
    • acquire courage, certainty and power than through the deepening
    • things come about, than it is to penetrate behind the sensual
    • world is spirit-penetrated, then we can argue that suffering,
    • content. Now we need to deepen within us, in the right way,
    • happening to other beings is experienced in the same way as to
    • of earth towards the heights, no feeling of pain penetrates the
    • is going to happen should the plant have been able to
    • spirit and can penetrate all. So our earth becomes a living
    • through the plant something happens similar to when blood
    • as spiritual; it appears penetrated by spirit. We then learn to
    • happened differently was due to people allowing Lucifer and his
    • What now happened for the physical world to be not spread under
    • which we call the ahrimanic, could penetrate, and after a
    • Their influence penetrates everywhere. Without these
    • still penetrated by the watery element. The softer the earth
    • hindsight mankind acquired his freedom and independence. Thus,
    • it happened, through humanity's so called luciferic influence
    • granting them independence, that it was given the possibility
    • something had happened in human history which attracted Ahriman
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    • mind thus openly were I in any sense an opponent of Haeckel, or
    • which many scientists are deficient happen to be those with
    • whole of the stupendous advance made in the realms of natural
    • although it was an open secret that Owen had primed him for the
    • than the end of this gold pencil-case?’ Then followed the
    • happened at all! These are all descriptions of pictures that
    • depends upon what may be demonstrated to the senses. What can
    • only depends on his sense-perceptions — spiritual eyes
    • methods of investigation that the spiritual world opens to the
    • those higher powers, one able to penetrate into worlds hidden
    • natural science. But if man should begin to open his inner
    • happens that the present-day human soul has a
    • depends upon a man himself what kind of philosophy he adopts.
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    • pulse-beat. This happens quickly. The people of whom I am now
    • evolve out of the mere independent activity of all European
    • — for life at that time was still far more dependent on
    • 13th or 14th century are quite unknown. Then it would happen
    • happen. Then the man would be sitting there, trying to lay the
    • to point out that man should make himself independent of such
    • conscience: What will happen now ?
    • that happened. It was a conversation that took place between an
    • compensate for the former heavenly reality, an earthly reality
    • ‘What will happen?’ said the younger man. ‘Will European
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    • necessities of the situation that had later arisen, because ripeness
    • leading to decay, and although this ripeness of insight would have
    • will come in European affairs when much will depend upon whether
    • conditions and this can help many things to ripen. But this ripeness
    • understand what it means. The peace of the world depends upon this,
    • Everything depends upon insight into the Spirit that is lying
    • Spirit is peculiarly adapted, can be unfolded, insight can ripen and
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    • there before him as a sense-perception, then he has penetrated inside
    • penetrate to the other side. And whereas we experience Nature here
    • sense; his consciousness is not forceful enough to penetrate to the
    • great difference, dependent upon whether we are able to follow
    • is perhaps better to say: they experience these happenings in such a
    • earthly life which remains more unconscious. A very great deal depends
    • upon this. Upon it depends to what people, to what language —
    • through birth, depends upon how we encounter, for the second time, the
    • Archangels depends upon how we have ennobled our thinking and
    • stimulus which can lead once again to a deepening of inner life, to
    • What is needed is a free and independent spiritual life; only
    • Divine-Spiritual, opening the way for instincts, impulses and
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    • Think of the peninsula which you, together with the Swedes, have as
    • perplexed when they thought about these happenings more deeply.
    • — even a period fraught with happenings as momentous as those of
    • From the vantage-point of your Northern peninsula you will be able to
    • things have been happening South of you in which your participation
    • Greek peninsula and especially on the Italian peninsula — also in
    • one or two cursory flashlights upon happenings among the peoples of
    • away for the Southern people. Up here in the North it still happened
    • the population of the West of your peninsula, whose descendants are
    • peninsula — towards Sweden.
    • Northern peninsula the trend is more towards the East. It is a really
    • But we also see what is happening in the East of this peninsula.—
    • from the West of the Northern peninsula towards the South brings
    • divergencies simply because people to-day will not penetrate to the
    • knowledge of the periods he spends between death and a new birth.
    • From the Eastern part of this peninsula where the Swedish character
    • the Eastern parts of the Scandinavian peninsula, we must look back to
    • depend upon actual birth into a Norwegian milieu. What develops in the
    • part of the Scandinavian peninsula, to give a very definite stimulus
    • In the Eastern portion of this peninsula, where the heritage from
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    • really happened? Hitherto young Gottlieb had received with the most
    • event happened which upset all his plans. Disaster overtook Rahn,
    • was thirty years of age. Then a remarkable thing happened. Kant immediately
    • spent some time in the Krockov household he felt able, in view of
    • ideas now passing through the world. He was so independent a nature
    • open to his class, but who, even as a nine-year-old child, had
    • resemble the accompanying admirable essay from his pen, they
    • short interval in 1805, which he spent at the University of
    • considerably towards the close. I must say openly that when I
    • (The Independent)
    • subsequently to Copenhagen, returning only when he was ready to come
    • penetrating the souls of his hearers in the way described earlier, he
    • you have the power of opening their eyes, you will desist from
    • of his people. We need but to open the eyes of the spirit. It is
    • only thus plastically that he can be understood; but if we open the
    • contemporaries, as the most capable men of their time. By opening
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    • happenings of modern civilization around us; and on the other hand
    • that the Christmas festival can do to deepen man's inner nature,
    • still happen!
    • happened not only in the cities, but also in the souls of simple
    • more meaningful deepening of the soul. This is the same
    • transcend what depends on time. Ancient people approached the secrets
    • of human nature which, in a certain sense, is independent of external
    • attempt to deepen artistically what we can gain from Spiritual
    • lives and grows. This can however only happen as a result of what has
    • happen in former times in a much more childlike mood, then we may
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    • however, will penetrate to regions that will lead us nonetheless to
    • We are going to speak of one of the greatest and most penetrating
    • work upon us, even in its opening verses!
    • but it is true — its significance depends also on the fact
    • that opens between Arjuna and a disciple of Socrates.
    • case with the great works of man, we find the opening words of the
    • full of meaning. (Are not the opening words of
    • deeply moved by the impending battle of the brothers? We know that
    • with the right. Think how Arjuna's soul confronted the impending
    • atmosphere of the opening verses of the
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    • MORE deeply we penetrate into the occult records of the
    • for instance, how St. John's Gospel, when we penetrate into its
    • own. When a person's interests are gradually sharpened and widened
    • from under his feet, as though an abyss were opening up before him.
    • well-being of human evolution depends. He feels that the forefathers
    • battle. If we would understand a human soul we must penetrate into
    • now that he can see these forces in inward vision, there happens what
    • you open yourself to the regions of the spiritual and know that your
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    • adequate for solving it. Now it will not generally happen that he is
    • distinct, and it happens in the following way.
    • consciousness cannot penetrate. It widens our whole concept of our
    • birth and death. If we do not penetrate into these deeper regions we
    • little. I must say this does not happen very often. When it does
    • happen the change is of very great significance because it
    • it like a coward, would not have chosen the compensating necessity.
    • consciousness, because now, as soon as he penetrates into that realm,
    • battle.” But that is not what happens. Krishna appears, and
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    • who was asked, “What do you think of the philosophers who spend
    • what is happening and try to learn all about it.
    • activity has penetrated deeply into the minds of the so-called
    • because their science is independent, detached,
    • That depends upon the standards by which we value human life.
    • it came. That never happens in an ordinary market, but so it is in
    • things that life opens to view, yet no explanation for them is to be
    • penetrate into that realm we also discover what it is to be deprived
    • plane. This is what happens if we have not sufficiently trained
    • materials of both worlds, it is penetrated by reflections of the
    • able to penetrate with understanding into that third realm.
    • because the way is open to every man. We have only to realize that
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    • WE WOULD penetrate into the mysteries of human life we must
    • corresponding reverse process, the compensation, to take place during
    • what happens during sleep. Because of this alternating cycle of
    • open the blue vault of heaven. Until their time it was believed that
    • the blue cup of the heavens was suspended over our earth. These great
    • use during the last four hundred years because they were spent in
    • to suspend these forces for a moment, made them cease their work. The
    • same thing would have happened to him — and it did happen in
    • a man suspends the forces that ordinarily work at building up the
    • can see into the spiritual worlds. A similar thing happened if a man
    • two hundred years ago suspended the constructive activity on his
    • this requires an all-pervading thinking, a logic that penetrates to
    • binding him, suspending their action for a moment. Then he would
    • of the eighteenth century could experience by suspending the forces
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    • To really penetrate
    • What can happen in this
    • to the next as we penetrate on and on into the realms of occult
    • independent of outer things as it gradually attains Yoga and becomes
    • the opening discourses, but as the song proceeds toward the ninth a
    • is without form or likeness. This is what happens at the beginning of
    • of Arjuna’s opened vision comes before us. Arjuna becomes the
    • the Lord upon His lotus throne; the Rishis all; the Serpent of
    • stupendous with many mouths, arms, limbs, feet, many bodies, many
    • has to give depends above all upon the old clairvoyant epoch ceasing,
    • that happened between the tenth century before Christ and the tenth
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    • whatever it is that repairs in sleeping man the forces he spends in
    • more empty of air than a vacuum. People dependent on the material
    • spend them until you have nothing left. In this domain of life there
    • “I sharpen my pencil with a knife and I also shave with a
    • double nature of man continually before us in all that has happened
    • consider it with an open mind, in the light of external human
    • That depends on the whole way these things were discovered. Actually,
    • all that has happened in the past. True science will not only speak
    • facts. Truly, the more deeply we penetrate the world of reality the
    • age that is dawning will in time make it possible to deepen points
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    • deepening of perception. Neither the contemporaries nor those who
    • followed developed a really penetrating understanding of this poem.
    • who honestly endeavors to penetrate a later spiritual stream
    • Nevertheless, when he attempts to penetrate them, untrue and
    • to say something paradoxical, but we must think of what Schopenhauer
    • sleep-consciousness could still penetrate the higher worlds, it gave
    • concepts. Therefore, one who really penetrates the matter finds no
    • all the keenness of vision of Sankhya, and the deep penetration of
    • philosophy, their deepening of soul in Yoga, that led them there. It
    • approaches the mineral kingdom he feels he can penetrate it and its
    • our present intelligence we cannot penetrate life. The ideal now is
    • not penetrate the plant kingdom as far as he does the mineral. All he
    • cutting meat. If we would keep an open mind and approach the concepts
    • rendered somewhat as follows, “The higher light penetrated as
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    • time the man who can give himself up to knowledge as penetrating as
    • penetrating what lies around him, so that he does not give himself up
    • his own emotions to bear on it and therefore cannot penetrate it to
    • penetrate and perceive the sattwa, rajas, and tamas conditions in
    • not yet there, independently in his own being, but is bound up with
    • becomes more and more free of the world, more independent in
    • attached. They depend on the joy of action, on the impression action
    • soul, which does indeed penetrate to the door of the spiritual but
    • Gods. Tamas men are such as priests, but whose priesthood depends on
    • This may penetrate our feelings with deep significance. It may also tell us
    • perfection depends on man's leaving behind him all the external
    • impulse, all the forces that tend to make man independent and loosen
    • opened and you will distinguish good and evil, and be as God.”
    • wanted to open your eyes to the conditions of sattwa, rajas, and
    • Paradise, where Lucifer opens man's eyes to the three conditions in
    • seek the understanding of the Christ Impulse that is opened up by
    • have been dispensed with. No one should ever think either that one
    • to penetrate with one's soul into what has flowed into humanity in
    • after all we really penetrate into their depths. Another idea follows
    • penetrate the sacred mysteries. We could not supply you with anything
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    • for anyone wishing to penetrate the Mysteries, the aims and goals that
    • would go past your station. It could even happen that although an
    • moment to know that something bad is going to happen in an hour's
    • whose eyelids he can open and shut and so on, but now he feels as
    • out on all sides. He begins to penetrate into the whole world, to
    • just been described is reached, such a thing no longer happens. For
    • spent force enough in becoming one with the world, he must now have
    • Then the following may happen. The aspirant naturally has no physical
    • to suppose that nothing now needed to happen except that human
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    • spiritual worlds depends upon the strengthening of the inner forces of
    • for the purpose of penetrating into the higher worlds, he develops
    • independent of the physical body in ordinary life, i.e. in sleep, it
    • plane, and a purely moral happening, which likewise exists on the
    • to law, when a man has in old age expended his life-forces. We will
    • about by the spiritual worlds. But everything that happens in the
    • happen through influences from the spiritual worlds; that is, they are
    • which things come about in the higher worlds is dependent on beings
    • commerce and in social life is much more dependent on the love of ease
    • happenings amid the affairs and events of ordinary life. He does
    • opinion that it certainly does not depend on the full Moon or the new
    • independent of his relation to the physical heavens, whereas the
    • plant-growth is dependent on this relationship. Concerning the plants
    • for these, quite independently of the Sun's position, are outside his
    • about the independence of the ego and astral body from the etheric and
    • must, so to speak, open out his soul for conditions essentially
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    • in his inner life. And if nothing else were to happen, a protracted
    • Now at this point something can happen — and usually does happen
    • happenings. And what is then experienced (one cannot characterise
    • But pictures call up for you long-past happenings, showing you that in
    • as can happen also with the soul of to-day. But one must not think of
    • impenetrable veil hides the form of Isis from mortal eyes.”
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    • preparing to penetrate into other regions; he has descended into the
    • present day also the human soul must be open to these influences if it
    • etheric bodies remains lifeless. If nothing else were to happen, if
    • impressions they once absorbed do not penetrate into modern
    • time evil arts were practised in that place, arts which penetrated
    • independent and innermost of the soul-organs, the Intellectual or
    • independent. But on that account (for reasons already given) it was
    • much more open to attack by all the powers than it had been in the
    • nature, which then lies open to the influence of evil forces.
    • nature strong enough to penetrate into the mysteries of the spiritual
    • as this later Initiation is dependent on the Consciousness Soul,
    • Hence we must try to penetrate with rational understanding into what
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    • The purpose of this lecture is to expand and deepen what was said in
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    • mystery we must penetrate into the laboratory of Nature even more
    • When Lucifer, in the form of the serpent, induces man to seek for
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    • appendix and, — notably, the pineal gland in the brain which has
    • depends upon their solution.
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    • from the Spirit, penetrates into reality and gathers its essence which
    • reality which the soul tries to penetrate and master.
    • higher is luminous, penetrated even now by the forces of Manas — that is
    • astral body is ephemeral. Everything that happens in the etheric body
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    • rise to the surface. Something analogous happens when, through Yoga,
    • passions and desires. This often happens in the case of mediums. The
    • (5) Confidence. The mind must be open to every new phenomenon. We must
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    • death and resurrection. The disciple spent three days in a sarcophagus
    • compensate him for labours patiently accomplished, that his master if
    • All life is thus concentrated, illumined, deepened and transfigured in
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    • and is the recompense for the trial of the Scourging. Man acquires a
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    • touch. If sight is opened up for them by operation they see for the
    • Thus does the astral world open up to clairvoyant sight. It is another
    • What happens at the moment of death? After death, the etheric body,
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    • happening in higher worlds. This fact appears again in masonic ritual
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    • independent existence.
    • life. From morning till night man spends his forces; the astral body
    • its function is to bring order, to build up and refresh the spent
    • observe what is happening in the surrounding astral world. How, then,
    • another. The physiognomy and bodily form do not depend upon the will
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    • symbols are: the cross, the sign of life; the pentagram or
    • of Devachan. His task is to penetrate into Devachan, to find the path
    • When the Initiate has penetrated into Devachan, however, he finds that
    • means of which man was enabled to penetrate the world of Devachan. A
    • consciously in the world of thought, quite independently of the actual
    • gestures, acts and thoughts. Everything that happens on Earth
    • sound, penetrating by the ears into the brains of others, where images
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    • enveloped man like a cloud) subsequently penetrated into the physical
    • and then penetrated within this body, having prepared the organs of
  • Title: Esoteric Cosmology: Lecture XIV: The Logos and Man
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    • penetrate to the heart of everything we encounter. Astral
    • penetrates except by way of the senses.
    • ‘I’ of himself. The divine germ could not have penetrated
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    • this will have happened the soul of man will have become totally
    • independent of the physical body and astral imaginative vision will
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    • it possible to speak of them openly. They have been called the seven
    • materiality. The same thing happens to the Beings who on the Old Moon
    • independence?
    • penetrating into the brain of man on the Earth they mingled with his
    • to feeling and perception. That is why the Serpent in Genesis
    • says: ‘Your eyes shall be opened.’ These words must be taken
    • were opened.
    • man, a being independent of the Gods. Christ, or the Logos made
    • help we give freely to another opens up a new era in his destiny. Our
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    • world. Individual freedom and power of initiative depends upon the
    • Apocalypse, will be opened. The Woman clothed with the Sun who has the
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    • Initiation in the astral world is preceded by, and depends on
    • happen on the astral plane. When it is outside and confronts
    • union. This can happen after three days. This is the occult
    • happened on the third day.
    • into the devachanic world can only be gained at the expense
    • self-supporting, independent higher life. This springs forth
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    • questionable whether this path is still open. Let us again
    • start from the normal state of sleep. What happens when a
    • body, astral body and ego. What happens occultly, when a
    • penetrates and interweaves the physical body. When it is
    • He who takes it as an account of an external happening does
    • creature can see the sunlight unless its eyes are opened so
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    • spiritual, in man awakens it can happen that God has to
    • who has penetrated more deeply into Theosophy it is something
    • able to penetrate into higher worlds, all that is, to begin
    • penetrates deeper, one will find more and more. If we want to
    • elements: fire, water, air and earth. What happened? It was
    • scripture for those who wish to penetrate deeper and deeper
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    • hidden behind his visible form? What happens after death? — all
    • that we do not see it, although our eyes are open. This happens to us
    • open to man on this Earth is to work right down into his physical body.
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    • see into the higher worlds when the eyes of my spirit are opened.”
    • The spiritual eyes and ears of everyone can be opened, if he brings
    • in the night”. As I have said, the eyes of the spirit can be opened
    • world. But when the “senses of the soul” are opened, the
    • it. Anyone whose senses are opened to the astral world will at first
    • do not at first understand this. It may happen that they see themselves
    • — this happens with very many people and they mostly have no idea
    • for morality. Schopenhauer once said: “To preach morality is easy,
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    • all that Caesar did and of all that happened round him — how he
    • All this happens in a
    • what actually happened in space; it is something quite different. When
    • that happened around entered into his thoughts; every movement of an army
    • their thoughts, too, are shown. It is a true picture of what happened,
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture III: Life of the Soul in Kamaloka
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    • How does man spend the
    • between them. Let us consider what happens to a man from the moment
    • on are dependent on the astral body, which is now outside the physical
    • man remembers all that has happened to him in the life just ended. His
    • Something like this can happen during life, in rare moments of great
    • What happens here is that the etheric body is loosened. If a finger,
    • subject to fainting fits, lose their independence, and so on.
    • depends entirely on his senses. Let us think away everything that comes
    • to pause at every event and learn how to wean himself from his dependence
    • hard for everyone. If a man has been less dependent on material pleasures,
    • will be twenty-five years. And what happens then? The astral bodies
    • In most cases this duly happens, but in exceptional cases a man may
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    • between two incarnations and on what does it depend? The following
    • important happenings in the heavens. The Sun takes his course in the
    • in the conditions of life on Earth. And this is the length of time spent
    • which two friends are together depends only on the intensity of their
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture V: Human Tasks in the Higher Worlds
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    • he can spend at work in the higher regions of Devachan. A savage sees
    • can also happen that through special circumstances a man returns soon
    • come from Devachan into astral space. What is happening here?
    • so that the whole process depends on the man himself. The form and colour
    • importance. It may happen that a person who went through a great deal
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VI: The Upbringing of Children. Karma.
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    • bodies are still not open to the external world; up to the seventh year,
    • happening of its own accord.
    • body is thrown open to its environment at birth. During this period,
    • teachers, since the future of mankind depends on it. Here a great
    • cultural task for Theosophy opens up.
    • is liberated; on it depends the power of judgment and criticism and
    • training of independent judgment.
    • depends on the cause. This is an example from the inanimate world, but
    • become sheer fatalists! If we are responsible for whatever happens to
    • needs to see clearly that because he believes in karma he does not depend
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VII: Workings of the Law of Karma in Human Life
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    • destiny in a later life depends upon what we do in this physical life.
    • to the quick-moving minute-hand. This is because they depend on the
    • etheric body, which consists of substance much less open to change than
    • basic colour to the astral body. This does not depend on the astral
    • and more individual and independent; the occult teacher can no longer
    • get a disease will depend on what we do; but whether we are specially
    • series of symbols. All this depends on the ingenuity of individuals;
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture VIII: Good and Evil. Individual Karmic Questions.
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    • moment he experienced the fact that it could really happen to him. He
    • Both attitudes depend on the etheric body and may even find expression
    • in his environment is compensated by the beauty of his new environment.
    • course, be compensated for karmically, but in this instance they had
    • It may also happen that the way in which the various bodily fluids are
    • How are karmic compensations
    • happen? What are the forces that bring the two persons together?
    • What was really happening there? In a previous life the man had killed
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    • The more deeply we penetrate
    • of the Earth with the planet Mars. The planets interpenetrated, the
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    • illuminated from outside. All our seeing depends on the fact that the
    • the basic substance, had now condensed into independent etheric bodies
    • body, however, the astral body had as yet no independent existence:
    • as they lived in his blood and gave him independence. Without these
    • gods. Man would have been wise, but not independent; enlightened, but
    • All this happened first among those Atlanteans who dwelt in the
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • undergo in order to penetrate through illusion to the spirit and the
    • a great wisdom governing all natural processes; that everything happened
    • same thing happening in the world of the spirit and the world of the
    • all depends on the stand-point from which you are looking at Sun and
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    • you wish to penetrate more deeply into the spiritual life. For example,
    • teacher. What, then, happens to a man who enters on occult development?
    • have opened their eyes to subtle and inwardly significant impressions.
    • The occultist must always leave a way open to believe. He must go so
    • far as to have faith in everything that happens in the world; otherwise
    • he bars the way to new experiences. You must always be open to new
    • violent form. This may happen even if someone who has neglected moral
    • so that in a certain sense he still depends on a Guru on the physical
    • way, which leaves the pupil with the greatest possible independence.
    • the means available on the physical plane. A penetrative thinking can
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    • if he has to spend money, he must not think of his own wishes or desires
    • this does not happen, for in plants the breathing process is the reverse
    • wanting to open windows. A Yogi has learnt the art of contaminating
    • is an idea which opens up a great perspective for the future; and when
    • the pentagram, symbols which occultism can explain. The pupil must keep
    • fall asleep, as would then normally happen; you must remain conscious.
    • with God and the Word was God ...” The opening verses of this
    • of the teacher, and after meditating again on the five opening verses,
    • opening verses, he goes on to the second chapter, and so in the same
    • expense we have been able to rise, must be present everywhere in the
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    • developed. The Masters of Wisdom saw that this was bound to happen and
    • After some time spent
    • script, through which one can penetrate more deeply into things. An
    • involved in matter. In this way one penetrates through the material to
    • is a powerful obstacle to the necessary deepening of the whole inner
    • that you will see how man is related to everything that happens on
    • what will be happening to the Earth while mankind is developing in this
    • the will of man? What is really happening when a man is killed by an
    • rebel. Aroused by men's passions, it penetrates through the Fruit-Earth,
    • strengthen its passions, and that is what happened at the end of Lemurian
    • are related to happenings in the Earth can be seen from two examples
    • Theosophy. The spirit of love must penetrate even into the opinions
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    • thoroughly understood by both sides. A great deal will depend upon
    • consciousness to a greater or lesser degree depending on what the
    • of our human constitution that it penetrates to the source from which
    • through this penetration into the state of consciousness, even though
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    • the ego organization penetrates the human physical body. You can see
    • students, for instance, must spend in their course would not be
    • But it can also happen
    • even form quite lively thoughts. For thoughts depend, in the main,
    • the thoughts depends upon whether the ego organization is united with
    • permanently — does not entirely penetrate it, so that now the
    • further. Think what happens when a person goes through this entire
    • place of God,” because their ego has not entirely penetrated
    • enlightened, trained confessors have heard from certain penitents who
    • housewife who must spend her days in the kitchen or something similar
    • completely penetrate the organism. Also there must be a certain
    • But it can happen that
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    • penetrating the physical and etheric bodies as deeply as they
    • normally would. Something, therefore, is happening for such persons
    • that can never happen in ordinary consciousness: in half-waking or
    • with a certain independence. Thus parallel experiences are there: a
    • of all, the inherent being-one-with the happening. When the astral
    • the ego; then it penetrates the astral body and penetrates the
    • optical experience. This happens similarly with every other sense
    • way that is just the opposite of the way it happens in ordinary life.
    • life — the very process that otherwise only happens when the
    • event cannot otherwise happen in ordinary life, because normally the
    • one. That is what happens at the moment when the third stage is
    • surprised that this third stage is objectified. It penetrates the
    • organism; then the spiritual world penetrates the pain, streams
    • becomes independent of the physical body, of the ordinary connection
    • body to endure the entire happening. They have the foundation for it
    • swing of a pendulum between the beginning of illness and the caring
    • of it, is not a natural happening in the physical world, for it is
    • was before birth, into the spiritual world. The pendulum swings
    • it could then happen that when thoughtful pastors had the
    • which, from a spiritual point of view, something can happen in the
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    • great deal depends upon whether one can differentiate between these
    • second seven-year period: independent faculties of memory leading
    • purely in the realm of soul, its nature depending upon the
    • the same reaction to much that is happening today in the name of
    • teeth, whether one still has them later depends upon how long they
    • For now what happens
    • premature activity happening in some child from forces out of the
    • toward it or from it. Whatever is happening in us is a striving
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    • soup.” It can happen that he comes entirely away from the first
    • part of his narrative, but it can also happen that he returns to it
    • happen: the etheric body on its part can draw the astral body and ego
    • accompanying symptoms I have mentioned. For it really happens in
    • alteration. Such things can happen. And so these people have two
    • that something quite different happens. I shall have to describe it
    • should actually be maintaining their independence. They develop the
    • want to penetrate the physical body completely, does not want to
    • more fully, so that you will see how an incarnation spent in such
    • twenty-year-old!” But this is what is happening: the ego
    • education going the wrong way. Then what happens? Wanderlust. This
    • always dependent upon the other, you will realize that in life too
    • cannot be seized upon clumsily, as happens today so often with the
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    • spiritual happenings into human life. One need only look at
    • Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind
    • ten years he gets another dog, and now see what happens: he plays
    • illnesses as well. But we must first open up the way to see that
    • convalescence their soul is in no way injured, depends upon one's
    • a broad worldview. Then something objective will happen for them, if
    • penetrate the specific regions of life that lie within their
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    • as happening the same way within us. But one should know that this is
    • is not needed for that to happen; other laws prevail. This is
    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • processes to happen. That was not necessarily so. One can of course
    • actually these latter happen at an essentially lower temperature. But
    • bring what was opening up for me spiritually — for instance,
    • But this is not just a passive happening, something being taken in by
    • element. We can speak of warmth as an independent active element. Now
    • hypothesis. Of course this is bound to happen because they are
    • eye and ear; then it begins to speculate wildly about what happens
    • that happens along the nerve paths. They are the external, physical
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    • happen?
    • sun activity with the human inner world, the loving penetration of
    • independent, forces that were living in us and that then go out into
    • to happen, sun forces combine with moon forces in the lymph system of
    • we find that the opposite happens. Then the human being is not formed
    • It can also happen
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    • in our minds what really happens in the human being during sleep. The
    • processes go on that during the person's sleep are independent of the
    • — that whenever one penetrates to reality, one finds it has two
    • that the etheric body is lacking proper penetration by the astral
    • happen in the ego and astral body that do not belong in this
    • Everything in this relation depends upon the priest's celebrating the
    • sacraments with such an attitude. Everything depends upon our
    • happen where the world has been thrown into chaos and its pieces lie
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    • This can only happen if we really develop our knowledge of the human
    • happens approximately every 25,920 years. There we have found a
    • between warmth and cold no matter what is happening outside.
    • qualitatively to what happens in the shorter external changes, to
    • what happens between the universe and the human being. And as one
    • all happens to be human calculation! And at important moments when we
    • along. We take an umbrella because something could happen that is
    • has deepened into astrology and astrosophy (for one can think of it
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    • world. But this really happened in the old mysteries. Individuals saw
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • happen so that some substance or other would take on a particular
    • substance is only a process suspended at a certain stage. Formerly
    • happen that the soul-spiritual entity goes out farther than it
    • physical illness. What happens when the healing process starts? The
    • from the current conventional knowledge. If today you open your
    • healing, you will grasp what happened in the cosmos when the Father
    • happened at the death. That was not a death but the overcoming of
    • happening to the Christ individuality since He went through the death
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    • thoroughly understood by both sides. A great deal will depend upon
    • consciousness to a greater or lesser degree depending on what the
    • of our human constitution that it penetrates to the source from which
    • through this penetration into the state of consciousness, even though
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    • the ego organization penetrates the human physical body. You can see
    • students, for instance, must spend in their course would not be
    • But it can also happen
    • even form quite lively thoughts. For thoughts depend, in the main,
    • the thoughts depends upon whether the ego organization is united with
    • permanently — does not entirely penetrate it, so that now the
    • further. Think what happens when a person goes through this entire
    • place of God,” because their ego has not entirely penetrated
    • enlightened, trained confessors have heard from certain penitents who
    • housewife who must spend her days in the kitchen or something similar
    • completely penetrate the organism. Also there must be a certain
    • But it can happen that
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    • penetrating the physical and etheric bodies as deeply as they
    • normally would. Something, therefore, is happening for such persons
    • that can never happen in ordinary consciousness: in half-waking or
    • with a certain independence. Thus parallel experiences are there: a
    • of all, the inherent being-one-with the happening. When the astral
    • the ego; then it penetrates the astral body and penetrates the
    • optical experience. This happens similarly with every other sense
    • way that is just the opposite of the way it happens in ordinary life.
    • life — the very process that otherwise only happens when the
    • event cannot otherwise happen in ordinary life, because normally the
    • one. That is what happens at the moment when the third stage is
    • surprised that this third stage is objectified. It penetrates the
    • organism; then the spiritual world penetrates the pain, streams
    • becomes independent of the physical body, of the ordinary connection
    • body to endure the entire happening. They have the foundation for it
    • swing of a pendulum between the beginning of illness and the caring
    • of it, is not a natural happening in the physical world, for it is
    • was before birth, into the spiritual world. The pendulum swings
    • it could then happen that when thoughtful pastors had the
    • which, from a spiritual point of view, something can happen in the
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    • great deal depends upon whether one can differentiate between these
    • second seven-year period: independent faculties of memory leading
    • purely in the realm of soul, its nature depending upon the
    • the same reaction to much that is happening today in the name of
    • teeth, whether one still has them later depends upon how long they
    • For now what happens
    • premature activity happening in some child from forces out of the
    • toward it or from it. Whatever is happening in us is a striving
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    • soup.” It can happen that he comes entirely away from the first
    • part of his narrative, but it can also happen that he returns to it
    • happen: the etheric body on its part can draw the astral body and ego
    • accompanying symptoms I have mentioned. For it really happens in
    • alternation. Such things can happen. And so these people have two
    • that something quite different happens. I shall have to describe it
    • should actually be maintaining their independence. They develop the
    • want to penetrate the physical body completely, does not want to
    • more fully, so that you will see how an incarnation spent in such
    • twenty-year-old!” But this is what is happening: the ego
    • education going the wrong way. Then what happens? Wanderlust. This
    • always dependent upon the other, you will realize that in life too
    • cannot be seized upon clumsily, as happens today so often with the
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    • spiritual happenings into human life. One need only look at
    • Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind
    • ten years he gets another dog, and now see what happens: he plays
    • illnesses as well. But we must first open up the way to see that
    • convalescence their soul is in no way injured, depends upon one's
    • a broad worldview. Then something objective will happen for them, if
    • penetrate the specific regions of life that lie within their
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    • as happening the same way within us. But one should know that this is
    • is not needed for that to happen; other laws prevail. This is
    • happened at temperatures that today are necessary for similar fire
    • processes to happen. That was not necessarily so. One can of course
    • actually these latter happen at an essentially lower temperature. But
    • bring what was opening up for me spiritually — for instance,
    • But this is not just a passive happening, something being taken in by
    • element. We can speak of warmth as an independent active element. Now
    • hypothesis. Of course this is bound to happen because they are
    • eye and ear; then it begins to speculate wildly about what happens
    • that happens along the nerve paths. They are the external, physical
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    • happen?
    • sun activity with the human inner world, the loving penetration of
    • independent, forces that were living in us and that then go out into
    • to happen, sun forces combine with moon forces in the lymph system of
    • we find that the opposite happens. Then the human being is not formed
    • It can also happen
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    • our minds what really happens in the human being during sleep. The
    • processes go on that during the person's sleep are independent of the
    • — that whenever one penetrates to reality, one finds it has two
    • that the etheric body is lacking proper penetration by the astral
    • happen in the ego and astral body that do not belong in this
    • Everything in this relation depends upon the priest's celebrating the
    • sacraments with such an attitude. Everything depends upon our
    • happen where the world has been thrown into chaos and its pieces lie
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    • This can only happen if we really develop our knowledge of the human
    • happens approximately every 25,920 years. There we have found a
    • between warmth and cold no matter what is happening outside.
    • qualitatively to what happens in the shorter external changes, to
    • what happens between the universe and the human being. And as one
    • all happens to be human calculation! And at important moments when we
    • along. We take an umbrella because something could happen that is
    • has deepened into astrology and astrosophy (for one can think of it
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    • world. But this really happened in the old mysteries. Individuals saw
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • happen so that some substance or other would take on a particular
    • substance is only a process suspended at a certain stage. Formerly
    • happen that the soul-spiritual entity goes out farther than it
    • physical illness. What happens when the healing process starts? The
    • from the current conventional knowledge. If today you open your
    • healing, you will grasp what happened in the cosmos when the Father
    • happened at the death. That was not a death but the overcoming of
    • happening to the Christ individuality since He went through the death
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    • opening words of our Bible, an entirely new world should dawn upon
    • account of human evolution so open to misinterpretation as this
    • sense-perceptible and penetrate into regions that can only be grasped
    • take the opening words of Genesis as referring to events which can be
    • mystery of the archetypal words with which the Bible opens, and to
    • a method of penetrating the primeval record entirely different from
    • we shall be able to penetrate into the spirit of a document which
    • of, when we deal with the opening words of the Bible. You know of
    • existence if we think of it as an interweaving, an interpenetration,
    • associate with the opening words of Genesis the abstract, shadowy
    • only way it can do so, in mental images — all that happened
    • too the inner soul-force which causes it to happen; concentrate for a
    • the sounds B'reschit penetrated his soul.
    • while, then waking up, and, without opening your eyes to things
    • in productive pondering, their pondering is penetrated through and
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    • Bible opens — words which are put before us in a language
    • when there happened what we were describing yesterday, when the
    • mutual interpenetration of the elements warmth, air and water —
    • interpenetration which we have tried to picture to ourselves is thr
    • permeating, interpenetrating each other, and within them a tendency
    • describe as a pricking or penetrating. That is a thoroughly objective
    • penetrates to the supersensible out of which our material physical
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    • are we to attribute to the account of what happened in the course of
    • it opens are supersensible events, even if they are only one stage
    • which is the basis of consciousness, penetrate the physical and
    • that happened during the third stage of our earth's evolution, during
    • nature capable of consciousness, is dependent for its existence upon
    • then happened was that the element of light broke into all this; and
    • happened was this: after the light had penetrated into the tohu
    • “day”! What happens now? What has been sent outwards,
    • “day” of creation that anything new could happen. For all
    • evolution in relation to the tremendous opening words of the Bible
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    • we shall say that in the Sun there is an interpenetration of warmth,
    • clairvoyant eye penetrates the external elements — some
    • to the egg in the act of brooding — penetrated the existing
    • during the solar period light penetrates into our cosmic space, and
    • such a way that first there happens what I am now describing, and
    • should happen which would indicate to us that life-ether was
    • discovered by independent investigation. I can assure you that in the
    • was able to discover quite independently of that ancient record. But
    • if you then compare these independent findings with the Genesis
    • account, you see that the latter says just what our independent
    • The processes of densification and of rarefaction interpenetrate one
    • opens. If you are at all familiar with modern Biblical criticism, you
    • day depends upon the relationship of the earth to the sun. But since
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    • utterly incapable of penetrating to the real heart of Goethe's
    • the contrary we should remind ourselves that everything happens out
    • our passions — in short, all that happens through the
    • place during sleep. But nothing which happens anywhere in space is
    • not have happened during the Saturn evolution, otherwise the first
    • present day, when people scorn to penetrate to fundamental realities,
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    • independently of any documents, out of spiritual investigation
    • happened to the Elohim what happens to us when we try to create
    • bring it into this solid state. Actually, when we penetrate through
    • penetrate behind the sense-perceptible basis, then one has to rise to
    • meaning when we can penetrate through all the details of that
    • us accustom ourselves to see in all that happens around us something
    • had to happen of which we must try to grasp the significance. They
    • of how such a thing could happen. Let us start with an illustration
    • industry has been expended upon this biblical exegesis of the
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    • can only be represented in the play as happening on the stage. It
    • happening is that his clairvoyance is projecting outwards into space
    • to happen that voices were heard, and these voices taken as
    • scarcely perceived anything except what was happening to himself.
    • a consciousness was the only one possible. For what happens upon our
    • happens once only, and happens for its own sake and not for the sake
    • Let there be light, it meant that something new had happened, that
    • should indeed penetrate human souls if they are once more to
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    • Beings. So far he has no independent existence. It is as if he were
    • happened if man had descended into dense matter on the fifth day? His
    • air. That, however, did not happen on the fifth day, but only at the
    • air on the fifth day, it would have happened to him as to the other
    • in the Bible as man's temptation by the serpent, by Lucifer. We
    • would have happened to a man who was naive enough to stretch out his
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    • in the relationship between man and earth, something which happened
    • existence. This all happened during the Lemurian age.
    • the atmosphere as water had not yet taken place; that only happened
    • through the masses of smoke and steam. And while this was happening
    • spiritual influx. At the moment when the sun had penetrated the
    • attain to independent being. But because the Elohim withdrew with the
    • off from the Elohim, in order that he might become an independent
    • closely connected with human independence.
    • evaporates. You can see the whole process happening when after a fall
    • that would have happened to the earth if the moon forces had remained
    • dust. Something like that will happen to the earth one day,
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    • what is described in the opening verses takes place. The biblical
    • description of the creation then goes on to cover all that happens
    • of man depended upon his being able to wait in his spiritual nature
    • evolution is very complicated. We must think of all that happened on
    • may be engaged, this strength can warm and ripen our creative
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    • this event attained knowledge of cosmic happenings lying behind the
    • Himself. The time that Christ Jesus spent in His work on earth, Paul
    • spent as an anti-Christian. And the second half of his life was
    • happened for mankind through the working of the Christ Impulse.
    • sixty-seventh or sixty-eighth year. This time was spent in carrying
    • who had been initiated into super-sensible, cosmic happenings; it is
    • festival, whose whole significance depends upon super-sensible
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends
    • that happened in the recent years of the war, but I refer to that
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    • spiritual was dependent on the blood, and the particular form
    • in which the primeval wisdom came to a man depended on his
    • Christians was not to be dependent on the blood; for of this
    • dependence it could always be contended, and rightly so, that if men
    • dependent in olden times on the blood; the blood itself brought the
    • something not dependent on the blood. But there was a great danger
    • good will the Event of Golgotha had done away with this dependence,
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    • is able to penetrate to the essence of the various religions because
    • Those who can penetrate to the essence of Buddhism as well as to
    • available to mankind. To grasp this stupendous fact, man's
    • peoples and nations to the extent to which men open their hearts to
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    • magnificently in the Sistine Chapel at Rome as the Dispenser of
    • vogue, obscuring men's feeling of the stupendous Christmas Mystery of
    • We must be aware of what has actually happened in consequence of
    • How is man to acquire the power to grasp the Pentecost thought, the
    • empty phrase? How is man to acquire the power to grasp this Pentecost
    • ordinary human happenings. Human affairs take their course on the
    • penetrate the metabolic processes of man's being. But since the
    • earthly happenings. There took place on earth a cosmic event, for
    • be lifted. Our age demands of us that we shall not only deepen our
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha there had happened nothing that differed from
    • what had already happened in the realm of the earth, and in the higher
    • by the Risen Christ to His disciples. And it worked with stupendous
    • wisdom for the salvation of mankind. To penetrate into the realm of
    • to-day to penetrate into the wisdom of the gods. But this must happen.
    • that there remains here some possibility of independent
    • longer there independently. In the crude materiality, the spiritual is
    • if it be in dead letters, — but this does not happen. Now that
    • event at Damascus, Paul knew that everything depended upon grasping
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    • In connection with this, we will penetrate deeply to-day into the
    • because of the vistas they opened up of the earth's evolution and its
    • sages of the Mysteries. Their eyes of spirit had penetrated into the
    • Let us try to picture what actually happened to the candidate for
    • worlds, could himself bear witness to what was happening there; he had
    • penetrate, was transparent and clear to the one who in olden times was
    • happen otherwise? The etheric body will be freed from the physical
    • again and to emerge. Suppose that this happens to a man who in his
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    • in a none too distant future men understand through deepened spiritual
    • cosmic existence. To this inner fount we can penetrate at all times
    • understand what this means we shall have to penetrate into deep
    • open to spiritual science to unveil the secrets bound up with that
    •     “among the seas — the cosmic ocean; among the serpents —
    •     “the eternal serpent. I am the ground of the worlds.”
    • festival such as Easter, connected as it is with cosmic happenings, is
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    • souls better fitted to penetrate more and more deeply into the riddle
    • of Shakyamuni. With a vast range of vision and after stupendous
    • Christ Power has penetrated the earth, by what can the flame of the
    • spirit that have been opened and awakened through the Christ Impulse
    • What would have happened on the earth if Christ had not appeared?
    • of the Event of Golgotha for mankind? How deeply did it penetrate into
    • stupendous occurrence of the gradual enlightenment of the Buddha, as
    • truth that freedom from suffering depends upon elimination of the
    • When the Mystery of Golgotha was accomplished, something happened
    • because Augustine remained dependent upon his own ego and his own
    • independent of historical tradition. In addition to the content of
    • Christianity was due to a super-sensible happening. So again,
    • But because the Christ penetrated so deeply into earth-existence
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    • June he gave in Copenhagen the short but pregnant course on “The
    • to learn what happened through the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • this guidance may be compared to what happens to the child before it
    • indeed we must turn to what happens when a man goes through the gate
    • compensate for it by doing a good one. This good action, however, can
    • Those who are not prepared for such a thing to happen in the course of
    • — to compensate for what they have done.
    • compensating deed, which must come about in future. From this fact it
    • some reason, to dispense with faith, to throw it over. But just as a
    • acknowledge that human beings need to know something of what happens
    • that, when we don't know what will happen to us here from one day to
    • carpenter I have made a table, it will still be there tomorrow; if I
    • grasped only in spirit, and when nothing happens in a material sense
    • beliefs of His time and looked for the impending approach to earth of
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    • occasionally be conjured up into consciousness, and this happens in
    • feeling which depends for its satisfaction on a physical body. The
    • so full of meaning, so infinitely deep and holy. They compensated for
    • a kind of dream picture, his future karmic compensation for some deed,
    • remember what happened to him then; so it seems quite comprehensible
    • cannot happen because all knowledge of these forces is refused. Not to
    • these times of transition, accordingly, something is happening; the
    • itself, becoming more and more independent. The self-reliance of the
    • which the ego descended among men. The Christ-event had also to happen
    • now, I would note that these gradual happenings have been described
    • is to happen then; but the ordinary earthly organisation of man cannot
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    • And that Spirit whom we are seeking thro' the deepening of Spiritual
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world, but whose hearts are
    • ripened by life as to admit at least the existence of a spiritual
    • between birth and death. But even a very little penetration into
    • a severe psychic illness. It may happen that a man is suddenly torn
    • lose the possibility of remembering what has happened since that point
    • happens between falling asleep and waking up. If we can attain to
    • Now, it must decidedly be emphasised that much of the ripened
    • it happens, that man during the whole life between birth and death
    • for its compensation. If we did not experience it in the physical
    • world it could never be compensated. But although we must suffer many
    • compensation, and to recognise the Wisdom of the Cosmos, in spite of
    • There will ripen fruits of Spirit
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    • step in what is happening to-day — and is happening in the
    • little into history and consider what happened at that time through
    • consider these deep connections we can say: In all that happened in
    • following centuries will result from what is happening’ — he
    • penetrates the nature of these conceptions of ours and who above all
    • plane. These two points of view are quite independent of each other
    • in us into forces, and it happens in the following manner: Suppose I
    • may penetrate deeply into our forces of feeling and willing — we
    • power of making compensation.
    • in order to compensate this or that. There we actually determine our
    • The first part of our time is spent in assimilating from the spiritual
    • depends on the earlier ones. We see how our following incarnations are
    • prepared. And we see that the entire mode of a man's life depends on
    • only examples. But when a man dies after thirty-five it happens that
    • There will ripen fruits of Spirit
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    • this, we must to-day begin by penetrating a little into the structure
    • so entirely dependent on his physical body as we are. The Greek lived
    • body. He has, as it were, penetrated more deeply into his physical
    • merely happens by accident. Thus we not only have our connection with
    • course as natural events, or other social happenings in which we are
    • ordinary life. For when anything happens to us, we say, ‘This has
    • We do not really consider what would have happened if that particular
    • What would have happened if he had not been wounded? To this, one pays
    • from the battle-field. It then happens that the more deeply-lying
    • stage through an external happening, are to the spiritual world, when
    • life between death and rebirth, to that which happens on the earth, as
    • what is taking place, but on the fruits of these happenings. And we
    • There will ripen fruits of Spirit
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    • wisdom, when something happens which absolutely interferes with our
    • independently for us individually. Thus the boundary is movable; and
    • intimate and delicate nature. How often does it happen that we plan
    • depends, a second self that wants to feel its way through life, and
    • There will ripen fruits of Spirit
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    • one does this or that and from whom one suffers this or that. We spend
    • is arising to open the soul to the hidden side of human life, and to
    • or less undecided, leaving, as it were, the door open, by saying:
    • can use this expression here) that whatever happened, he was trapped.
    • penalty, twenty years' imprisonment. The person concerned (none other
    • how he lived and what now happened he relates in his statement. We
    • happened, but he did not know whether he had previously often thought
    • “Who is there?” There was no answer, nor did the door open,
    • exaggerated ideas of Schopenhauer as to the secret identity of all
    • Hofrat Eysenhardt had always been a quiet, open-minded man, and he
    • merely relates what happened to him. We shall shortly see why he
    • who happened to be the soft-hearted magistrate who at the time had
    • made that rash remark. “Of Markus Freund? Why? What has happened
    • ‘This Hofrat was specially gifted with the power to penetrate to
    • them himself. And so he penetrates deepest into the cases which appeal
    • medical advice. Thereby it happens that the novelist uses this
    • experiences what had happened previously, but something which is
    • Eysenhardt, when he sees what has happened to him, the very evening
    • paced up and down. Then he opened the top drawer of his writing table
    • that which happens beneath the threshold of consciousness, that is, he
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    • human thought, if we deepen it through meditation, shows us that in
    • you have something to reproach yourself with, it is a good penance to
    • ‘The world pours down on us; through the few miserable openings
    • ‘Our Church celebrates various Festivals which penetrate our
    • And that Spirit whom we are seeking thro' the deepening of Spiritual
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    • is however necessary to gain a higher standpoint, to penetrate more
    • serpent, which was imparted to Moses in the Egyptian Mystery Schools.
    • independent ego and the snake belong together. Thus an awareness of
    • existence depends upon them.
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    • produced independently of man and is also sustained for him by other
    • strikes a pendulum it gradually reaches a state of balance. Every
    • intermediate happenings does the counterstroke return. The effect
    • instincts into it. Under hypnosis it can happen that the one
    • make it my aim to balance my still remaining karma. It can happen that
    • happens when a person is so strongly attracted to one particular life
    • karma finds its compensation in wisdom. An initiate who has reached a
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    • depends upon these little bones bringing the other organs into
    • direction in man depends on these three semicircular canals. This
    • consciousness depends upon the same organ with which the plant is made
    • The kama-manasic consciousness, dependent on understanding.
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    • prophetic model (Vorbild). Thinking will later be interpenetrated with
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    • beings can possess an independent Kama-rupa (astral body). All
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    • development depends on the emergence of his higher self from the
    • of the organs. It can happen that when a person who, through his
    • of them from within. Finally the spiritual penetrates the physical.
    • formed they interpenetrate one another. Through this, birth and death
    • together better — a swinging to and fro of the pendulum until
    • expression of the inner warmth of the body. This can happen when
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    • swinging of the pendulum to and fro until the rhythm is brought to
    • ought to learn as much as possible on the Earth. This can only happen
    • made dependent on one physical existence. This materialistic
    • dependent upon one earthly life. Urban bourgeoisie then became the
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    • when he opens them to what is outside, self-awareness returns. Man
    • able to open its organs to what is outside. If the etheric and astral
    • develops. This depends on dissolving what is to be tasted. We have to
    • dependent on Karma. Modifications of the physical body are therefore
    • dependent on the higher bodies. When one eliminates everything that
    • depends on Karma we find that the physical body is in fact wisely
    • hundred years independent towns had developed in all civilised
    • saved; this happened through the fact that Christian Rosenkreuz
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    • of mankind. For the human being is connected with the great happenings
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    • that the soul continually has within it as thoughts is dependent on
    • does live, swinging pendulum-wise between truth and error. He must
    • soul remains on the Arupa Plane depends upon how much the human being
    • That part of man which is astral is opened half towards the physical
    • world and half towards higher worlds. When it is opened to the
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    • somewhat as follows: ‘Every day for about six weeks you must spend
    • circulation are dependent on Deva forces for its regulation. The
    • to be dependent on the support of the Deva forces. As long as the ego
    • time in Devachan; thus the time that he spends there increases in
    • it can happen that a man who meets his end by violence is filled with
    • happened in the Russo-Japanese war; it is however not a general rule.
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    • he adds to his previous achievement is entirely new. This happens in
    • actually happening.
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    • three interpenetrating worlds. We can form the most correct idea of
    • group the opening of a spiritual eye in Devachan. One will then see
    • penetrate through the veil of the external world and to look at the
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    • Everything of importance that happened during this time could
    • everything in occult teachings that today is brought into the open was
    • possible to speak openly about reincarnation and karma. These truths
    • after his consciousness opened to it. It is the separation between
    • depends on the object stands at the stage of Nama-rupa; whoever forms
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    • will happen in the future.
    • This happens very seldom, for people hang on to the old, to what has
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    • Akashic substance into which our words penetrate. We must take this up
    • the traces of what is happening in higher worlds.’ It is with regard
    • of perception. Everything depends on a man developing to the point at
    • The second sphere in which today man is not entirely independent, but
    • who raises himself to Intuitions as such, penetrates through the
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    • the opening of the physical head towards the etheric head. He had
    • through the open etheric head they worked through the intellect.
    • upright posture, the formation of the head, quite open in front, out
    • tales about the winged serpent, about the dragon. Such was man's
    • this kind. It represents the lower nature with the open formation of
    • head formation united with the winged-serpent body with its fiery
    • opening. It was the fructification of the maternal earth with the
    • which was bound up with the form of the winged-serpent; it could no
    • Horus. The merging of the serpent form with the etheric head, with the
    • from the Old Moon compels him to spend a period of time in Kamaloka
    • that serpent-like body which we meet with in the Lemurian Age. This
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    • The miraculous is nothing other than the penetration of a higher world
    • When a thought penetrates into astral space it forms a denser layer
    • evolution is one tending to egoism and independence. Its task was to
    • make man independent, but then the Buddhi nature was necessary. The
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    • To understand what part man takes in astral happenings, we must
    • he represses all the thoughts which penetrate into the etheric body.
    • meditation, is led towards him. This is what can happen during the
    • happens: the person has freed himself from desires, wishes, instincts,
    • happen that strongly somnambulistic or mediumistic natures can be
    • perceives what is stored up in his etheric body. This is what happens
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    • organised activity in the sphere of beauty. It therefore happens that
    • that beauty which is dependent on the senses.
    • is dependent on the senses to work upon it, Freemasonry took beauty as
    • become inwardly deepened.
    • greater degree than du Bois-Reymond, Herbert Spencer and Haeckel; they
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    • can happen the Monad must develop a thirst to know the lower regions.
    • of Nature and everything depends on how strongly they are connected.
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    • had been on the Sun, but they had to be dependent on the Sun for light
    • compensate for this they received on the Moon the astral body, Kama,
    • continued until it had expended itself. He wanted to have a planet
    • human independence and spirituality were saved. Then Jehovah, so that
    • happened.
    • We have now reached a time when something happened to bring about the
    • Moon Adepts, wanted to develop freedom and independence to an
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    • into astral space. On this depends the conjurings of magicians. They
    • interpenetrating lines: everything expressing beautiful forms having
    • Physical = impenetrable in space
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    • of independence. The new material was brought over from Mars.
    • In the saying that Christ trod on and crushed the head of the serpent
    • we find a profound expression of esotericism. The serpent's head
    • this is why the serpent's head must be trodden underfoot. In the
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    • happenings.
    • yet nothing at all was there. What is it that then happens? Then
    • Logos. It happens after the out streaming of substance and therefore
    • everything that happens on the Earth, when all physical matter is
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    • we can call taste a chemical sense, because it penetrates into the
    • is a state of matter which is no longer dependent on matter itself,
    • but on what conditions surround it. Hearing is in no way dependent on
    • not yet opened to the outer world. We must imagine the same force
    • inwardly in the creative wisdom and penetrate into everything with
    • man can separate himself from his surroundings, becoming independent,
    • individual ego which produces egoism. Man owes his independence to the
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    • to make people ill. Where occult teachings have penetrated more into
    • certain peoples such things have happened. There are districts in the
    • their task to produce definite illnesses. Thus we penetrate to an ever
    • separate consciousness, his independence, are in a certain sense
    • man in a similar way to how this happened on the Old Moon. This is the
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    • Let us be clear about the intuition upon which this depends. This
    • a definite happening in human evolution. In the middle of the Lemurian
    • connected with the desire for the ego. Man became independent through
    • ripened by the sun, but what ripened below the surface of the earth.
    • into the finer substance. But this will not happen if man himself does
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    • which thought depends, first appears with the population of the
    • Into all these streams others penetrate, for instance the Mongolian
    • throwback into the Atlantean Age. And this happens everywhere, over in
    • him. With powerful simplicity he utters what no Kant and no Spencer
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    • the blood. That this is so becomes clear when we consider what happens
    • in him. To truly master life, it is important that we open our souls
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    • Whereas in the mineral the spirit expends itself in elaborating the
    • ourselves alone. The incapacity to penetrate the riddles of existence
    • expended inwardly, that it lives itself out inwardly. Soul experience
    • astral body — expends itself in organic formations, in what the
    • specific formations, the spirit expends itself. The animal brings
    • evidence that the spirit has spent itself, has poured itself out, in
    • the faculties upon which hereditary transmission depends. Therefore
    • has come to it from the past. In its existence the animal expends its
    • him that has not been expended in his organs; we see how he
    • has taken into his etheric body independently of the organs.
    • experiences the animal spends itself within its organization; and
    • organs, through the bodily nature, whereas the animal is dependent
    • soul, a feeling of life, of comfort or discomfort; and this depends
    • in which the adult human being becomes independent of his bodily
    • because it does not spend itself and does not come from the past but
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    • relatively only — independently of the bodily organization he
    • dependent on the life of his environment, of the world outside, in
    • animal it is imprinted into him by the spirit. Thus there remain open
    • development remain open to man as regards the inter-working of the
    • would penetrate him with thought, this is not so easy a matter. But
    • possibility is open to acquire this balance after birth; but still
    • more possibilities are open to them. The direction of its movement is
    • for man the possibility is open to develop, within limits, his own
    • sense of movement. Other things too are open to the human being, and
    • we shall come back to the various manifestations of this. It is open
    • form with open mind, we are interested far more in the universal, the
    • is open to what lies at the basis of the human ego — to what is
    • penetrate to the finer psychological influences passing from man to
    • man, we should see what an infinite amount depends — without it
    • development remain open where perception of the inner nature of
    • so on, which on both sides stands open to the working of the spirit.
    • because the animal does not open itself directly to the influence of
    • toy or for a watch. But it always depends on how a member or an organ
    • order within it to live a life independent of the bodily
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    • Mysteries penetrated into the secrets of the universe, into secrets
    • rays of the sun penetrate to me, I can myself send out to meet them
    • following. If a man desires to penetrate into the great mysteries of
    • happening when there is no eclipse. When we know that on the one hand
    • the rays of the sun penetrate down to the earth and on the other hand
    • the path leading to a true comprehension of birth and death be opened
    • rays of the sun penetrate down to earth, and we fondly imagine that
    • various things happen: but later on, from the opposite direction, from
    • light, and the sunlight penetrates it, then that which in the human
    • to shine down upon the earth, nevertheless penetrates right through to
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    • meant. For it must not be thought that in these happenings the actual
    • process. However much this material explanation of cosmic happenings
    • happenings is an abstraction even if a materialistic abstraction. It
    • form of expression for what happens spiritually, was thus prepared by
    • In this way, happenings and processes in nature, and also those in
    • An actual and intimate participation in the cosmos and its happenings
    • Insight into such happenings also enables us to picture how the forces
    • interpenetrate, but their concentrations stand at different places in
    • muscles. With our spirit-and-soul we have to penetrate into the
    • in four or five years — admittedly in a way somewhat open to
    • Chemical Ether. Penetrating as they do into the human constitution,
    • human being gives expression to his nature as a whole depends upon the
    • planetary forces from interpenetrating. Suppose the Mars-forces were
    • being together as an independent entity in the Warmth-element —
    • Warmth; but this independent entity would then at once be obliged to
    • independent being in the Warmth-element, the two sets of forces, those
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    • language. But modern language cannot penetrate directly into the realm
    • again, by an entirely independent path, to knowledge that was
    • forces which help man to feel himself as an independent being of
    • conduct or whether he is slack in this respect depends upon the forces
    • independent being of spirit-and-soul within the light. If the
    • maintain its own independent footing in face of the light. In its
    • perceptions are, however, dependent in a certain respect upon how he
    • begin with, but then also through deepened spiritual perception, the
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    • regarded as something that has an independent existence either, but
    • independent existence. Taking a human skeleton by itself, you must, to
    • independent entity or attempt to explain it as such.
    • physical examination, but also through penetrating to the essence of
    • astral body which nowhere interpenetrates the plant itself, except at
    • independence. The plant is tied to the ground, is connected with it,
    • the independent build of the animal-form.
    • essentially the same. The plant is not independent. Where it enters
    • animal has detached itself and has become independent of the earthly.
    • independent, a form set in itself. The fact is that even in respect of
    • animal its independent form, which is not adapted to the earthly
    • truly penetrating knowledge of the world is not based on any vague
    • We have to be dependent on lime deposits within us if we want to
    • him, as it were, to remain always open to cosmic influences. This
    • because the nitrogen-containing substances open the human being to the
    • pendulum-movement: nitrogen effect — lime effect, lime effect
    • its spiritual aspect there is matter it is penetrated by spirit. You
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    • last, we have been able to open these productions with a
    • by the deep and serious way they penetrated into the spiritual, and
    • and mastered. When you open a history book, you will find that the
    • is in a measure independent of the external life of surrounding
    • and this year Steglich of Copenhagen, as well. And many must remain
    • quite honestly and sincerely. It is the independent force, the
    • absolutely independent way in which a human personality is here
    • one who himself wishes to work independently, nothing can give truer
    • joy than to find someone else who is independent, shoulder to shoulder
    • into something from which we may start. We wished to be open and
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    • detail to all that happened in earth evolution before the Atlantean
    • attained in the highest measure independence of the sensory body, and
    • entirely new perspectives are opened out when we consider other
    • happens externally in the World, often only becomes perceptible
    • It may happen that some human individuality, who in bygone ages stood
    • to understand a scale if it is said that it should be suspended from
    • to maintain that a scale should be suspended from two or more points,
    • that something happened in the course of the world to make these souls
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    • this with the concepts and modes of thought that are indispensable to
    • worlds opened to him by initiation, anyone having actual experience of
    • suggestion, of moral concepts in what animals do and in what happens
    • different men. It does not depend on the veal, but on all that a
    • what they are lies fully open to view. But there are other beings
    • can put it so, beauty or ugliness depends upon the fundamental natures
    • as usually happens at first, the angel in certain cases may be
    • true form. The appearance of the super-sensible world to us depends on
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    • But what happens then to all we have laid aside? Now this is something
    • Initiation, however, necessitates that not only should this happen,
    • consciousness, and with it lose all our real self. This happens when
    • health. Much in ordinary life depends on the continuity of memory. All
    • happened. In this way the human self is preserved into the future;
    • experience independently of the physical body — in other words,
    • again.” This can happen consciously, but in the case of a man in
    • ordinary life it happens unconsciously. He really goes through what I
    • the soul is something that is independent of what is awakened. What
    • had then come out of myself to penetrate into something else; now my
    • loneliness one has to wait — patiently wait. Much depends on
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    • life, as long as this form comes before you like an interpenetration
    • may also occur in another way. However it arises, it depends
    • drawn into the spiritual world, but it may also happen that his
    • stage of initiation it may also happen that something else is extended
    • co-experience. This gradually grows in intensity, and you penetrate
    • continue to happen. After living through a number of experiences, in a
    • would like to be concentrated in independence at some point of world
    • the rest of the universe! I want to make this something independent
    • away from eternity to a state of independent concentration in the
    • longing for eternity, arises because of the penetration of our world
    • single exception that is right and good if it can happen as an
    • happens that those who know something of occultism, but have not
    • They do not consider that what is above depends to any great extent on
    • Christ in the higher worlds does indeed depend on how you relate
    • attentively what happened in Lemurian times, and you can say that
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    • indispensable to anyone really wanting to undertake the first or
    • efforts to open the eyes of his soul, meets the figure in
    • to light? This happens the moment we think how necessary it is for
    • are most deeply rooted in our soul. Now it happens — I need not
    • penetrated by the light of its spirit. The greatest mistake that men
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    • through his own vision, to penetrate into the experience and
    • give themselves open-mindedly to what is being imparted; in that case
    • have given him the facility for open-mindedly receiving these things.
    • said, that we should try to penetrate it with sound human
    • increasingly a matter of each man being independent, as regards his
    • unprejudiced penetration into higher worlds because this may sometimes
    • penetrate into higher worlds, even then it may be possible for a good
    • happens in his own immediate circle, in the circle of those with whom
    • the actual historical happenings for which there are no documents nor
    • it was ready, which can never happen on an authentic occult path, this
    • immaturity, in their love of sensory existence and dependence on it,
    • world. So it may happen that, on the one side, stand those who want to
    • happen to prevent it, nevertheless one thing is always possible, that
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    • understanding which is independent of and yet connected with us, we
    • we are dependent upon place and time. We must allow that the very
    • what a man sees in the spiritual world, depends upon his intention.
    • him to a place where an accident happens to him, it happened because
    • Capesius and Benedictus in the opening sentences of my Mystery Drama,
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    • spiritual post-mortem teachers can give us, depend greatly on what we
    • ourselves, so that we penetrate more and more deeply into our memory
    • which our divine-spiritual teachers can give us are dependent on what
    • can still further deepen this knowledge through what has been said
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    • which are active after death are those which do not depend on the
    • which will enable us to penetrate into the nature of man and will
    • really surges in upon him. When in the physical world, he opens his
    • confront the physical world and have our sense-organs open, we always
    • investigator has to ask: What happens here? What is the cause of this
    • three-fourths penetrate into us without our being aware of them. When
    • which penetrates our being. And in so far as it penetrates our being
    • the compensation we should unite ourselves with Lucifer and Ahriman,
    • hostile feeling must receive its equivalent compensation. It has to
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    • wisdom depends on the development of Will and Feeling, bringing
    • depends on spiritual creative power. Most philosophers admit God the
    • of Christ the Father, but is a free and independent matter. In the
    • tell a lie to someone, it happens at a certain point of time and what
    • perhaps less under the control of human volition, but depends upon
    • and most deeply-penetrating of all exercises.
    • remedy for an illness, it happens in the following way: such a
    • feeling. That which can now happen to man in the spiritual world as
    • compensation in the spiritual world, belongs to the picture of the
    • illness as much as the swing of a pendulum to one side belongs to the
    • more at the proper time; for on his power to answer depends his true
    • we see that the conditions in the spiritual world depend upon
    • it. Whereas in the physical world wisdom depends on thinking, in the
    • spiritual world it depends upon the adequate development of the will,
    • Thus we see that it depends upon
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    • happens to the physical body after death is an external process, and
    • really happened — but spiritually — similar to what would
    • happen if a chick, which at first is within the egg-shell, were
    • awake in the physical body. It does not depend upon how long we once
    • remained awake in life under abnormal conditions, it depends upon the
    • with this memory-tableau depends upon the degree of this power. We
    • happens when the memory-tableau gradually fades away and grows dim,
    • slight degree a true spiritual investigator soon penetrates into the
    • it penetrates, because then upon the waves of will floats the feeling
    • spiritual world; with the swing of the pendulum this again contracts
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    • the compensation for our previous experiences with them. By the
    • and thou must do something that will compensate the wrong thou hast
    • not compensate what has been brought about through thy lie, here thou
    • the earth. We know that in order to make compensation we need forces
    • impulse karmically to make compensation for various things. These
    • compensations occur also in other connections; but of course I should
    • re-embodied.’ But the following may also happen. We may observe
    • can happen); these elemental beings do not allow us to acquire these
    • happen that if we yield, these hostile elemental beings who act
    • physical plane, compensate themselves abundantly for the loss they
    • have expended if he had reached the normal length of human life. The
    • happens when an early death is brought about artificially, you will
    • gathered together simply through advertisement. Something happens
    • circumstances, it still happens that these scattered seeds come to
    • this is just what happens in outer life.’ Yes, my dear friends,
    • it is exactly because this is happening, that I say that we are
    • compensated for later through experiences with which we feel entirely
    • able to do this in our age depends upon the fact that Christ brought
    • what is necessary, but just as a pendulum never rests, but swings to
    • thus enters people's bodies will open spiritual eyes through
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    • is involved in all of it. All the forces and happenings of the cosmos
    • widen and deepen this experience. From this experience we are led
    • Science. It is this. If we take into account all the happenings of
    • happenings are the only reality. From these happenings, as they run
    • compare this shadow-show with the spiritual life which penetrates the
    • depend on the grasping by human souls of all that Spiritual Science
    • necessity which should penetrate all other preoccupations.
    • reveal themselves unless the human being, by free resolve, opens the
    • various realms of the soul. Above all we must seek to deepen social
    • knows little about another; he does not penetrate into the depths of
    • his fellow man's soul. That is the general rule. Through a deepening
    • is to strive to deepen our own life of soul. There are many paths to
    • of ripening goes on. Inwardly honest men, such as Goethe, feel this.
    • in life worth waiting for, because increasing ripeness comes with the
    • discussions of the present time, kindle and deepen in yourselves the
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    • spiritual life, should unfold freely and independently
    • State must stand on its own independent ground, as the second sphere
    • of society; and the same relative independence must distinguish the
    • those which in this narrow sense are not dependent on our karma. Some
    • economic life. If that could happen, what should we be like? We
    • deepening of spiritual-scientific knowledge. This is also the true
    • certain deepening of the inner life, a certain inner experience. But
    • certain defect, for which he must compensate through his own activity
    • Christ lies open. This is the way which must to-day be characterised
    • This is something which opens the way to the Christ, because —
    • soul, independently of the course of our bodily existence —
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    • penetrated by this truth: that the fulfilment of the State consists
    • happenings of the present time.
    • of the present day, and endeavour perhaps to penetrate into the souls
    • share amounts to a living lie. But what does this denial depend on?
    • unjustly rewarded, at the worker's expense. The division of proceeds
    • in talk about how men are to be blessed or redeemed, but penetrates
    • we enable the spirit to flow into and penetrate external reality. To
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    • suspended by a string, will pull vertically down towards the earth.
    • I have pictured to myself in thought will really happen. So then it
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    • then go on making it ever more intense. What will happen? If you go
    • only happens to a slight extent we can still bear it; if to a great
    • object of equal weight, suspended this time, at the other end of the
    • need some deepening of Science to take hold of these things. We
    • happens through the facts that with our brain — but for the 20
    • sphere of Intelligence? What happens is that inasmuch as we here make
    • which comes about when we open our eyes and are in a light-filled
    • — or a small circular opening, we may assume to begin with
    • longer simply penetrate to the opposite wall and there produce a
    • through the prism of water and there is thus an interpenetration of
    • water interpenetrate, and this is evidently not without effect for
    • give a grey but remaining mutually independent in their activity.
    • light, it remains there and independent, it is true, but the light
    • happens, namely that on the one hand the dimming is deflected in the
    • apparatus in the same way, but remains comparatively independent.
    • our astral body is more independent, and independent in a different
    • bodily part and is by no means independent. In the eye too it is
    • inserted: here however it works independently. The space is filled by
    • independently while in the other they do not. It is but half the
    • in the muscle. In the eye it is relatively independent, and yet it is
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    • often happens, one does not get down to a thing right away. Now
    • Following what has actually happened with my drawing, I must say: the
    • And now, what happens to the light? As we said, it is widened out
    • happens. I draw a line from the eye towards the object in the
    • thing happens. I see the object lifted to some extent. I see it, and
    • penetrate. They want to leave all this out and to ascribe everything
    • front it gets transparent, so that the light can penetrate into the
    • organic is. The whole working of it depends on this. First the
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    • into the room through a circular opening and it goes through in a
    • is really happening when experiments are set up in the way he did. I
    • prettiest accounts of what is happening according to the wave-theory,
    • grasp what happens in reality in this experiment. Suppose that this
    • lighter. The next thing to happen, one step further on, is that once
    • what will happen here? When the train of waves arrives here, it may
    • well be that the one infinitesimal particle with its perpendicular
    • vibrations happens to be vibrating downward at the very moment when
    • Instead of letting the Sun shine through an opening in the wall, we
    • it volatilizes. Then a peculiar thing happens. Making a spectrum, not
    • IVh). What happens then is very like what I was shewing you in
    • what happens. On the contrary, the yellow of the sodium flame
    • get a darker. Why is it so? It simply depends on the intensity of
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    • luminous gives a complete spectrum — expending all the way from
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    • was said to penetrate from a more tenuous into a denser medium.
    • i.e. towards the perpendicular to the glass surface at the point of
    • open-mindedness to distinguish how we join with our environment in
    • depends. For if we do not state the phenomena purely and simply, but
    • very much averse. For in effect, if these are two independent
    • heavenly bodies as independent of each other. If for example I put my
    • done by the underlying soul-and-spirit. My hand is not independent of
    • what has happened. The scientists had been assuming that they knew
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    • others. No open-minded person, examining the phenomena of colour in
    • its relation, in ever-balancing and compensating interplay, with
    • connection. Look open-mindedly at your relation to the element of
    • between the mechanical work expended and the warmth produced, the
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    • different object that happens to be so attuned — is there in
    • the processes of Nature, — not to penetrate to the spiritual
    • main things we now have to discover is what happens when we
    • this and nothing else. It is of course open to the physicist to be
    • oscillations. Yet we do not understand what is happening in such a
    • pendulum clock; you wind it up and start it. In the same room there
    • is another pendulum clock; it must, admittedly, be of a certain
    • imagine the sound penetrating here in the form of air-waves and
    • thing happens in my eye as when I hear and speak at the same time.
    • stopcock. Open the stopcock, — nothing will happen if the air
    • inside, plenty will happen. Air from outside will whistle in and
    • audible can only be compared to what penetrates from the
    • been created for this to happen. In essence the air-waves have no
    • air-waves, but so too would it modify what happens in the evacuated
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    • electricity”, thus opening up to modern Physics a domain
    • we expended for example in making these vanes rotate in the water,
    • old. What happens in any sphere of life, can only properly be
    • then at what has happened in Physics during the 1890's and the
    • subjected. The scientific pathway which has opened out in the most
    • to the more penetrating form of Science which we are here at least
    • this memberment of the human being; consider it with fully open
    • of light. An open-minded study of the human being shews that all
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    • the 19th-century thinking to penetrate into the phenomena. But this
    • ways will have to be opened up — most of all for the realm of
    • happened in this way. Put yourselves back into your school days:
    • penetrating to what is real in Nature when we do so? What is there
    • penetrate into reality; you must begin again from another
    • deeply the ideas of Physics penetrate into the life of mankind.
    • respect, before they can advance to healthy, penetrating ways of
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    • penetrate into deeply hidden riddles of man's life. We shall not start
    • cannot, at a given moment, penetrate through the colours, lights and
    • which our faculty of perception cannot penetrate.
    • certain possibilities of penetrating through them? Is there something
    • through; then we may say that we are penetrating a little way into the
    • state of ecstasy a man becomes aware of beings and happenings hitherto
    • Something happens in ecstasy that is like a breaking through of the
    • of ordinary soul-life, if we deepen this soul-life inwardly. This is
    • process of mystical deepening a man first turns his attention away
    • experiences ebbing and flowing in their souls, penetrate even more
    • mystical deepening will have a quite different feeling. Such a man
    • happenings in the world in order to give you the blow you have
    • deserved. — Such persons, if they deepen their different
    • which I am now making compensation.’
    • Through this inner deepening of experience the soul changes its former
    • penetrate below his ordinary Ego. It is the ordinary Ego that rebels
    • against the blow which comes from outside; but the mystic penetrates
    • he penetrates into a world hitherto unknown to him.
    • the world, depends upon the fact that in our Ego we have a firm centre
    • himself for the ultimate cause of everything that happens in the
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    • whether, during the time man spends at night in a spiritual world, an
    • human being. A man has only to be more attentive to what happens to
    • happening to him when he wakes? At night a certain force is able to
    • happened to him during sleep has made this possible.
    • If we wished to make a diagrammatic sketch of what happens, it might
    • Now what happens when man wakes in the morning? He actually enters a
    • independence. There are influences which enable a man during waking
    • himself independent of the influences of the outer world. These are
    • In the case of a normal person today the Jupiter influences penetrate
    • Consciousness-Soul in such a way that independence can be achieved in
    • the hands to what is happening in the world. When the hour-hand stands
    • penetrating invisibly into space behind a great cosmic timepiece. We
    • penetrates comparatively seldom into our lives, namely, the
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    • happenings in our own daily and nightly experiences. The main purpose
    • invading his eyes and other senses and to penetrate into his inmost
    • development does not really consist in penetrating by force into the
    • What would happen to a man who were to descend unprepared into his own
    • carrying capacity with the least expenditure of effort, or by
    • before he becomes capable of penetrating into his inmost being. To
    • with the infinitely wise structure into which he penetrates on waking.
    • penetrating into their own inmost being. In the course of normal life,
    • insufficiently mature, is protected from penetrating into man's inner
    • first Being who must be passed by one who desires to penetrate into
    • seeing through matter, just as the mystic is able to penetrate
    • to penetrate into his own inner being, he would be suffocated by fear
    • experience of the happenings in external Nature but by accounts and
    • leading into the labyrinth of happenings in the spiritual Macrocosm,
    • that is made available to us in order that we may penetrate safely
    • if we aspire to penetrate into the Macrocosm. If a man were to
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    • experiences when we take up a pen today to give expression to our
    • disintegrate, it. That this cannot happen during life is due to the
    • objects and happenings.
    • penetrate into these mysteries from one particular side.
    • independence because this Will has streamed into us during sleep. Then
    • into this stupendous greatness.
    • open in him; the true form of his own astral body, which on waking in
    • from above. All sins of omission in thinking penetrate into the inner
    • and that for which compensation has to be made, appears like a dark
    • described by Spiritual Science-do not want to see what is happening,
    • penetrates into his inner being.
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    • have always been known to those who have penetrated more deeply into
    • waking a man can penetrate consciously into his inner being. At most
    • he can prepare himself by mystical deepening for conscious entry into
    • normal consciousness it may happen — very occasionally —
    • happen to certain individuals. They wake up with a certain sense of
    • can recognise from within when we penetrate into it consciously.
    • to take a further step in mystical deepening beyond those mentioned
    • independently. To go further along the path leading into the inner
    • the point when the candidate for Initiation was to penetrate into the
    • attempt to progress independently along his own path of knowledge but
    • deepening described yesterday were undertaken under the guidance of a
    • was also revealed to him that the human being spends a long time
    • This is the technical expression for the fact that by penetrating into
    • if he continues the process of Initiation, he must penetrate as it
    • connection with many happenings, among them for the experience just
    • works. We are then able to explain to ourselves how it happens that we
    • followed. The pupil now retraces the path from the penultimate birth
    • to the penultimate death; he undergoes again what he experienced in
    • penultimate death reaches back to the penultimate incarnation. A
    • penultimate incarnation. This gives rise to the feeling of being a
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    • so shattering, that it must be regarded as a wise dispensation that at
    • What man can experience in the Macrocosm opening out before him,
    • him, penetrated into the Macrocosm, he actually ascended through
    • sleep. This happens in the following way. — The man feels a kind
    • the man who penetrates into the Elementary World there can no longer
    • can see through them, we can penetrate into them, we have a sensation
    • penetrating into the Macrocosm, transmit his whole astral nature to
    • propensity for evil.
    • So we see that it is a wise dispensation for man to lose consciousness
    • the hands of a clock that something is happening, we can do the same
    • hands of a clock indicate, for example, what is happening here in
    • cosmic clock can be regarded as the expression of spiritual happenings
    • express by such an analogy what is happening in the World of Spirit.
    • outer.”] Schopenhauer, and Kant too, want to present the whole
    • is not the worst thing that can happen, for the world itself will soon
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    • and other beings. But as soon as we penetrate into the Elementary
    • that no particular degree of maturity is any help in penetrating into
    • such a man can penetrate into the higher world he must be able to put
    • person, if he holds a contrary opinion, is wrong. This is what happens
    • time we took up a pen we were obliged to relive the experiences we had
    • happen to you, whatever may confront you in this spiritual world you
    • It is similar to what happens to man in the physical world in the
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    • by considering once again what it is that happens when man wakes from
    • destined to be a being who is independent of what is going on outside
    • nerves, i.e. thirty-one in all, which makes us independent beings;
    • Reason penetrates through. The forces of the Hierarchies work through
    • The advance made by the Ego can be indicated by a serpentine spiral.
    • Two serpent forms, one light and one dark, wind around a vertical
    • us to penetrate into the higher world and to look into it. These
    • usually happen that he then falls asleep. Yet if any consciousness at
    • independent. Today we have been learning about a path entirely in
    • independence of the human being; the Guru is no longer a Guru
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    • fact, happened. Similarly, we may fly into a rage at the sight of some
    • happened we shall find in most cases that we form a different judgment
    • higher worlds. In the physical world it may happen, for instance, that
    • feeling of the truth of this picture, it may happen that when, at
    • reality. Thus do we penetrate into the realities, into the spiritual
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    • happened a day earlier.” There you have an obvious case where
    • investigator. In the course of such development it may happen that you
    • hear people who do not understand what is happening, complaining:
    • compensation for the loss when he is close to the point where it might
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    • But because we human beings are dependent upon one another, we should
    • dependent upon the plant-world. Physically, man cannot but feel this
    • dependence. As far as his body is concerned he can dispense with
    • do this quite independently of any outer relationship between the Sun
    • independently of the Sun, though best, indeed, when the Sun is not
    • his physical and etheric bodies independently of the influence of the
    • the plant cannot do. The plant is in a definite respect dependent upon
    • itself, somewhat as happens in the case of man at the approach of
    • body is different. The plant is dependent upon the relation of the Sun
    • to the Earth; man has made himself independent of it. Remembering that
    • take place something that in a certain sense happens every morning
    • plant-nature, as it is now, is independent of the relative position of
    • the Sun to the Earth, whereas the plants around us today are dependent
    • dependent upon Sun and Earth. An astral body and Ego must have been
    • have seen, independent of the relative position of the Sun to the
    • physical and etheric bodies in man is independent of the relative
    • position of the Sun to the Earth. But is it altogether independent of
    • present, no man could evolve on the Earth. He is dependent on the Sun
    • but independent of its relative position to the Earth. When the Sun
    • potent influence. It may therefore all the more easily happen that
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    • one would think that the way is now open for a science of
    • place they are really dependent on material
    • does not happen in normal life, that it is at just such a point
    • experienced in the sense world, but they try to penetrate
    • to penetrate from the sphere of the soul in human
    • is no longer dependent on the bodily nature, but proceeds
    • spirit. We have to be able to split our soul-life wide open so
    • life of the soul, and when this has happened it not only
    • acquire a new mode of activity in the soul. This can happen
    • science of spirit, by means of which we can really penetrate
    • penetrate into the spiritual world, work which has been
    • our thinking and imagination, that lives in what happens in our
    • experiences. This comes to light when we set out to penetrate a
    • become quite different. This happens, above all, when, by means
    • that air comes from outside, penetrates into the lungs, is then
    • connection of the ego to a spiritual world that is independent
    • independent of the human lung. This is how we rise to real
    • the ego as something independent of the life of the body in the
    • independent of the physical world. The ego belongs to
    • sense dependent upon itself. It is in undergoing this
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    • who, on the other hand, desire to penetrate the mysteries of
    • it not only seeks to penetrate the spiritual spheres by
    • science of spirit can really penetrate into the sphere of
    • become the child of all those who seek to penetrate into
    • world, and these ideas can be retained. It depends on the
    • Only it so happens that the sphere of the spirit is
    • nature of man independently of the bodily nature. However great
    • Now it is not sufficient simply to describe what happens
    • significant things also happen to the spirit-soul nature
    • entering the body once more it can happen
    • penetrated it like a fast moving arrow it becomes active and
    • uses the body as a means of perception. But it can also happen
    • happens appears to be a reflection of what the
    • happens with the science of spirit, completely misunderstood
    • to observing such things knows that what really happens
    • transformed. They see that what normally happens in dreams is
    • experiences in his dreams that penetrate like an act of grace
    • sphere clothes the events which happen between going to sleep
    • depends upon looking at man as a being with body, soul and
    • happens in the human organism when certain abnormal phenomena
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  • Title: Man/Being/Spirit/Soul: Lecture III: The Science of the Spirit and Modern Questions
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    • style of which is dependent on modern technology, the modern
    • person cannot help seeing how dependent on this technology is
    • What happens in you when you investigate? What happens to your
    • evolution of animals up to the human being and to penetrate the
    • reached America. But what happens when we are engaged in true
    • penetrate into the depths of the evolution of the human soul.
    • who have a more materialistic outlook show how this dependence
    • time; it simply depends on the inner destiny of the person, but
    • before us. When we achieve this independence from our body, the
    • accustomed to forming images independently of the
    • penetrates the body. We acquire knowledge of how our soul lives
    • passes through the gates of death. What happens to the human
    • what happens in sleep when consciousness is not lost but merely
    • It is possible for love to be independent of the human body.
    • really free, for they make themselves independent of the
    • faculty of memory which is independent of the body, and
    • happened, despite the bitter war years which lie in between:
    • before, it is not yet completed. Its completion depends
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    • them. I have nothing but the remembrance of the time I spent together with
    • for example, Ernst Haeckel or Herbert Spencer had made this attempt they
    • philosophy of Herbert Spencer. It is Ahriman who has inspired souls
    • well as this evolution of individual souls which depends upon their karma,
    • but it happens, nevertheless, and can be recognised through occult
    • remember what happened in the present one. There are, however, many
    • soul, a man can make this power of thinking independent of external
    • independent of everything belonging to the body. That is to say,
    • characteristic of ordinary, everyday thinking which is dependent upon
    • independent power of thinking, we are outside our body, one with all
    • life spent in the spiritual world between death and a new birth,
    • know its own being — which is independent of the body. The
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    • ancient Hebrew people. What happened in humanity during the fourth
    • being?’ But the more deeply one penetrates into the
    • must naturally think of the Christ Being as a stupendously lofty Being,
    • Golgotha. What happened two thousand years ago could only be made
    • to realise that within the last few decades a door has opened through
    • sort of spiritual death, a suspension of consciousness, took place.
    • incapable of believing what a stupendous event had taken place in the
    • be given and for these our minds must be kept open. Should we not be
    • depend upon our belief in this revelation but simply and solely upon
    • to realize that what appears to be folly to those who depend upon the
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    • their ideal purely by intensification of a life spent in peace and
    • papistical Christianity of the West against the impending danger of a
    • opened up between knowledge and revelation.
    • cannot penetrate to its innermost essence, to the divine inner spark.
    • their God-given I. And they said, or could have said: I penetrate
    • to mankind in earlier centuries was no longer open in Meister
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    • all that happened in the early fifteenth century in mankind's
    • from outside with mathematics although mathematics cannot penetrate
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    • depends on the way in which mathematical thinking was gradually
    • happened soon after the point in time that I characterized as the
    • three mutually perpendicular directions that are otherwise identical.
    • it was only natural that man could no longer penetrate to those inner
    • the three perpendicular dimensions of Euclidean space. Man would have
    • concrete awareness of what happens when, in the orientation of
    • experience the three perpendicular orientation of space within
    • interpenetrate each other. The nerve-sense system is called the
    • abstractly independent to us. But his is something that this only
    • space crossed by three perpendicular directions and then apply this
    • corresponding to the pentagram. In the blood the whole of geometry
    • triangle, a square, a pentagram; he becomes acquainted with the
    • actually happened, what had to happen in recent times for science
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    • himself penetrated by the force of gravity, which had something to do
    • life, it actually happens seldom that a person fully penetrates
    • abstracted mathematics and geometry, and therefore he penetrates
    • happened here explains why a man like Goethe found it impossible
    • lectures, if one is willing to keep an open mind. Today, however, I
    • forms of thought, if we try to penetrate them with any kind of
    • This is how the whole perspective of what was opening up through
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    • or pentagram, but there were also inwardly experienced concepts of
    • always, depending on the direction that research findings take, there
    • live with the world, depending on our own subjective needs.
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    • dimensions had an independent existence, but only an abstract
    • ought to conduct physical experiments as to what happens in the air
    • would certainly produce more penetrating perceptions in this area.
    • But I do say that a healthy and open mind would lead one to place the
    • and live independently of the body, outside the body, in order to
    • indispensable. A healthy and open mind can feel that mathematics
    • waking state, but still remains inwardly independent. If one senses
    • this inward independence of the soul and spirit, then on also has a
    • theories of animal and man do not penetrate the true nature of man.
    • they said that man is dependent on every rise and fall of
    • conclusion was that man is a creature pitifully dependent on every
    • Anyone who reads such descriptions with an open mind will notice
    • reply to such descriptions is that a man so dependent on every little
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    • independent — atomizes them, as it were — and in
    • To see what happened to the older world view at the dawn of the
    • his own inward experience. This happens first with the inner
    • physical body; to view it in outer space independent of the physical
    • properties, something is naturally happening.
    • man. What happens on one side, when we forget all inner experience
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    • on what was actually happening in the development of these scientific
    • it has been possible to deepen human knowledge to the point where it
    • extraordinary penetration into the essence of the world, but he
    • that it basically defies explanation why Thales happened to designate
    • view man the way he appears to us today when we open an anatomy book.
    • completely penetrate the body and be assimilated by his organs. But
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    • decline of the medieval alchemy the same thing happened with what
    • man who is dependent on the physical and etheric bodies. It is
    • man really penetrates to pure thinking, then he finds in it the
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    • You will then get different readings depending on whether you observe
    • conditions. And the thing our sensation depends on is that we do not
    • organism, too, depend on the fact that we do not perceive
    • what does all this depend on? It depends on this: that as long as you
    • matter of fact, you do not depend on thinking strictly, but instead
    • opening. We will now warm the ball slightly. Now you see it does not
    • really happened is that the outer observable motion has been
    • theory. It can be said that everything in the world is dependent on
  • Title: Warmth Course: Lecture II
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    • depended on the substance. At this point we will leave out of account
    • expanded to various degrees depending upon the substance of which it
    • body, you will see what happens. We will warm it by immersing the
    • begins to rise only when the heat has penetrated into the mercury
    • Note now, when we penetrate into the inner being of natural phenomena
    • physical concept that we can depend on in this case must be strictly
    • fluid and into the gaseous state, could not happen if the earth were
    • it tore itself free to attain independent action while the gaseous,
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    • open vessel such as I use for the liquid, it will be lost. Such a gas
    • time from the same point. But what is happening to the heat during
    • first and into the second dimension and what happens to the
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    • cannot by any means interpenetrate this solid with another. The
    • penetrating the space it occupies. We may make this clear to ourselves
    • interpenetrate each other.
    • right the tube is open to the atmosphere the air in the closed tube is
    • what must happen if we are to throw aside certain obstacles that
    • belonging in the realm of the mechanical. The dependence of gas
    • Therefore so much depends on our getting into this science such ideas
    • depend on this. Two things are bound together here. First, when we
    • experience it as independent beings, but we do not experience it
    • from a will process proper, from what happens when you stretch out
    • of what happens between your consciousness and the delicate processes
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    • happens to the heat while the melting goes on. Here you see, we
    • dependent on our bodies. We cannot, for instance, do without our
    • dependence on our corporeality. In other words, the instant we
    • possibility of a deeper penetration into material processes. This is
    • own surface perpendicular to the line between itself and the center of
    • the following: What happens then, when a heat condition obliges us to
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    • this field the way will open to an understanding of what heat really
    • was before being heated. Then we will find the vapor tension dependent
    • is the pressure exerted by a vapor dependent on the temperature, but
    • perpendicular to the surface of the earth. When now, we draw the
    • perpendicular to these parallel lines of fall, we obtain a surface
    • possible perpendiculars, to the lines of fall, we will obtain a
    • assumed here as produced by drawing perpendiculars to the line of fall
    • of heat penetrates further. We have then to recognize in these states
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    • time and do not wonder at it at all. For when you take up your pencil
    • this observation, for we see that when we simply pass the pencil
    • closing up of the material behind the pencil. In the case of the ice
    • contributed by the nature of the air itself when the pencil passes
    • this definition is not dependent on how we consider energy. It does
    • factors. Nor is it dependent on whether we hold this or that view of
    • reality to us. All our laboratories, which we depend upon to do
    • Naturally however, we must penetrate to real physical thinking before
    • Is it not true that the modern physicist observes what happens, and
    • the negative, the opened-up tetrahedron, in place of the one filled
    • Wärmetag are simply what happens to our earth under the
    • influence of the heat being of the cosmos. And what does happen? Let
    • have their effect on the process. Here is opened a way of
    • differences depending on whether we carry out the same experiment
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    • upon the expenditure of work. Now let us follow the reverse process.
    • solid seeks to make itself an independent unit, that it tends to build
    • that I have done to the spectrum? Suppose I ask what happens if that
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    • perpendicular distance to the liquid surface by
    • work depends on the difference between
    • blood varies, depending on whether man lives in a warmer or cooler
    • interpenetrating each other, as so related that gaseous phenomena are
    • through the interpenetration of the two realms. Furthermore we can
    • must find something that happens in a similar manner to the
    • whatever to do with the light as such. The light simply penetrates the
    • do with an interpenetration of different realms which we have simply
    • interpenetration of different realms.
    • these are present in a suitable fashion. What really happens we must
    • for the gaseous something that simply penetrates it, but belongs to
    • completeness as a series of 12 independent colors in a circle, with
    • are dependent on where one stands in relation to the rainbow. These
    • open one so long as I limit my consideration to the special spectrum
    • things in this other realm, what happens?
    • happens then?
    • interpenetrates it from the cosmic cycle, but appearing there only as
    • picture. The fluid in its essence interpenetrates the sphere of the
    • this returning and interpenetration in these world-processes. You will
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    • light by allowing a beam to pass through this opening, and into this
    • passes into it, but cannot pass through. What happens we will indicate
    • solution, and see what happens under the influence of this solution.
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    • spectrum by throwing light through this opening — you can see it
    • (see drawing). Then, when it has opened, the action of these forces
    • matter itself informs us what happens to it when it becomes more and
    • concepts real, that there is a mutual interpenetration of actual
    • a tendency to materialization penetrated by a tendency to
    • open to us, in view of the knowledge of modern physics, and consider
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    • Upon this difference depends the fact that we have a conduction of
    • a certain condition depends on this temperature difference,
    • Furthermore, it will depend not only on the difference
    • Finally, the whole process is dependent upon time. A greater effect is
    • essentially, nor dependent directly on a heat quantity, but is a
    • consider what happens in these small portions, as over the entire
    • has been opened out. Furthermore, the complete spectrum has the peach
    • formulate in an orderly manner what happens in the realm of chemical
    • the opening up of the spectrum. This cannot be formulated in a manner
    • independently of the science of external things. No one would think
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    • an independent status in the gas. The matter may be figuratively
    • independent being. I can think of them by themselves. Now, when I
    • possessed an independence that was attributable to its not taking part
    • independent condition.
    • take place in the direction indicated. What happens then?
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    • must keep before our eyes an interpenetration, and with this
    • interpenetration, a kind of mutual binding of chemical effects and the
    • penetrated with an inner spirituality in the blue-violet portion of
    • by itself in a certain independence over against the material realm.
    • with this effect as it interpenetrates physical bodies. We must
    • has nothing to do with ponderable matter, but interpenetrates it, and
    • in particular does it interpenetrate the fluid element owing to
    • ourselves the question: What happens when the chemical effect picks
    • activities? Then it must happen, considering the matter simply from
    • action in fluids. Then there comes about a certain wide independence
    • of form get hold of the interpenetrating chemical effect. When we
    • happens on it, but by the other effects from all sides. If this were
    • there before it happened.
    • depends precisely on this that we have within us a certain condition
    • indeed necessary for this to happen. For this reason we must prosecute
    • these things. We must found schools. What is happening in the world
    • can understand what must happen. Since the time has come when we must
    • further progress will depend on your own work. It is this that I wish
    • things that happen within us in words drawn from the outer world. But
    • because we not know this we cannot learn what is happening in the
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    • realm which opens up Spiritual Science in the modern sense. It happens
    • Art, in Morals, and in Social life. It happens also in religious
    • man feels himself independent not only of his physical and etheric
    • itself to be independent of all corporeality, and independent of the
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    • All ordinary thinking is dependent on the super-sensible spiritual
    • Cosmos of the Spirit. But the same thing happens in the etheric
    • thought in which the subject matter was laid as open as Imagination
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    • depends on the power of reposeful meditation with such an
    • which have happened in our own existence, without having been taken
    • growth. This happens only when he learns to speak. Then the powers of
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    • happens after death. He can speak of the continuity of the spiritual
    • life on earth, independent of it. So, since we do not stand still at
    • observations which point to something Cosmic, and lay it open. Still,
    • religious content cannot be opened out but only clarified. When one
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    • representation, realization, volition — are dependent on a state
    • partition of itself into inner happenings which are differentiated
    • In daily life all these happenings of the soul have so much effect
    • This last happens to man in the deepest stage of sleep. From there the
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    • life of man was filled by reflections of cosmic happenings. In the
    • remember all the time that the happenings of the spiritual world are
    • spiritual and that for them space, in which physical happenings move,
    • exclusive form, or system apart from and independent of the
    • being through which it makes itself independent of the other
    • later it feels itself as an independent spiritual being; the cosmos is
    • ‘longed-for’ object. That which happens in the experience of
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    • the physical senses. Now it depends on the understanding which man can
    • out of what the ancient consciousness, deepened by the saying of the
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    • thinking. One does actually feel oneself as an independent inner
    • happening at the same time. A process of growth becomes something
    • The rising-up of this experience happens in such a way that one has
    • as real a happening to the soul as is the guiding to and fro of
    • realize that visions are not independent of the body but dependent on
    • independent of the body. The Visionary is more deeply immersed in his
    • ordinary consciousness it happens that the soul can only give its
    • experienced in imaginative consciousness. But this happens through the
    • between remains unconscious. What happens in the depths of the
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    • Ordinary consciousness cannot perceive what is happening behind the
    • thoughts. These unperceived happenings in the physical organism are
    • What finally happens to the whole human organism in physical death
    • to live with a certain independence, for their activities are not
    • act. But this judgment is not only happening in the life of thought,
    • this moral kernel of a future cosmos, ripening within the cosmos,
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    • soul to break away from the body and to be stimulated to independent
    • exactly happens in this case can only be seen in the whole by someone
    • forth the divine. Once the spirit-cell has ripened, its descent to
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    • the open for the sake of the well-being and progress of humanity. In the
    • spiritual force and mental activity are expended on the physical needs
    • esoteric possibilities for penetrating into the spirit of that ancient
    • make of what he excavates from such ancient sites, so penetrating, so
    • outer observation. But spiritual wisdom, by its very nature, penetrates
    • the spiritual world into which vision penetrates.
    • burning thorn bush and the proclamation from Sinai. What happened to
    • An individual who was not clairvoyant would simple have seen a happening
    • This is what has happened in the case of leading individualities. We must
    • forces, and now it penetrates gradually into the child's head and remains
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    • that this could happen, you would be making a great mistake, for the
    • foundation of universal brotherliness. It is impossible to penetrate into
    • Suppose we have salt here and a glass filled with warm water. What happens
    • rocks have formed this is what has happened. When crystals form in the
    • somewhere else, independently of the form that was destroyed. When a
    • to the new lily. What happens in the mineral is that the forces that,
    • penetrates into it.
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    • stage depends upon how effectively he has worked upon the lower members
    • body. The effect of this work differs depending upon whether the individual
    • this is dependent upon occult training, is known as buddhi or life spirit.
    • What happens if the ego eventually becomes able to work consciously
    • are connected. What is happening when joy and pain in a man are stilled,
    • something striking happens to man. In sleep at night he has descended
    • ask clairvoyant consciousness what is then happening in the physical
    • being of greater power. The same happens in the case of the blood system.
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    • where habits are broken. It lasts for a third of the time spent by a
    • at the age of sixty, it can be said that he spends twenty years, a third
    • are opening. This must also be said in order that those who have the
    • be thankful to the wise guidance that makes compensation possible. Together
    • with the will to make compensation, the soul receives something like
    • begins during postmortem existence, its intensity depending upon the
    • the etheric body, something happens to him analogous to what takes place
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    • of spiritual science it is self-evident that every happening in the
    • The foundations of all physical happenings are therefore to be sought
    • would reverberate upon him; nobody could prosper at the expense of another.
    • the first thing that happens to the soul after it has reached maturity
    • compensation for as much as possible of the harm previously caused.
    • still the same today, what would happen? If the female element alone
    • human body. It is a happening that hardens, as it were, and deadens
    • happen if you were to allow the sunlight to work upon the eye of the
    • opinion that the child ought to develop the faculty of independent judgment
    • the world as a truly independent being.
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    • and ego — the bearer of the ego, which means complete independence.
    • she fell into a moribund state. A pencil was put in her hand and she
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    • on Old Moon and the same happened to the beings inhabiting it.
    • top of a baby's head that stays soft and open for a long time.
    • On Old Moon the head of the human being was still open. Were you to
    • have seen what was happening, the process would have suggested the image
    • of a fire-breathing dragon. All these happenings have a deep significance.
    • had previously happened on Old Moon: the sun separated from the earth
    • and earth-plus-moon became one independent body, containing the substances
    • mysteries these happenings were called the strife in heaven. The detached
    • took place and a new search for the physical body began, as happens
    • it happened that when the being of soul and spirit desired, while the
    • who guided and directed these happenings undertook it all as probationary
    • what matters is how it is received; the success of the test depends
    • permeated by the ego, was incapable of penetrating the physical body.
    • Cosmic happenings such as these have been preserved in legend and saga, but
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    • what would have happened to him? For long, long ages he would have remained
    • a being without initiative, without inner independence, an automaton,
    • he could not penetrate it. But from the middle of the Atlantean epoch
    • to laws of perfect harmony is worthy to be penetrated by the spirit.
    • aim of the Western conception of the world, however, is to penetrate
    • happenings in the physical world, those human souls became even more
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    • happenings, and we shall most easily discover and understand the
    • historical event on the physical plane, a spiritual happening, which
    • was also a symbolic happening, took place when the blood flowed from
    • as the expression of human freedom and independence. In ancient times
    • attacks. Their aim was to make each single human being dependent upon
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    • in which the secrets of world happenings were revealed. When the human
    • opened between knowledge and faith. Between reason and its mental technique
    • that is designated by the now complete penetration of the ego into man's
    • paths, the choice of one of which depends upon a man's individuality.
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    • Story of the Green Serpent
    • Serpent and the Beautiful Lily,” in which Goethe spoke in an
    • to clothe the highest truths in words and to give them forth in open
    • truths were not then spoken of openly. Those who gave a hint of them
    • life, he learns not only to penetrate the truth with his thought but
    • “Fairy Tale” of the “Green Serpent and the
    • wished to illustrate in his Fairy Tale, of the Green Serpent and the
    • penetrated them by means of the laws of nature, — this state of
    • But in the Tale of the green Serpent and the beautiful Lily, there
    • On this side of the River he meets with the green Serpent, the symbol
    • of human endeavours, of human knowledge. This Serpent had previously
    • Serpent had found it. The wisdom that brings men forward is still a
    • proper place; — the Serpent, the symbol of human striving after
    • Serpent desired from the Will-o'-the-wisps that which is a
    • attained when man crawls humbly on the ground as does the Serpent,
    • receive it when like the Serpent, he goes horizontally on the ground
    • that too is why the Will-o'-the-wisps call the Serpent their
    • to the wisdom which serves humility; the Serpent is related to the
    • Now the tale relates further that the Serpent had been under the
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    • The Story of the Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily
    • openly of the Masters, for he is speaking intimately to his brethren
    • the “Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily”. Therein we
    • the Serpent who devours it and unites itself with it. The Serpent has
    • The Serpent had
    • Lamp. The Serpent, through the gold it had swallowed, has become
    • is the Serpent, luminous through the gold, and on the other the Old
    • the Serpent, he could only find them by the sense of touch; but they
    • Serpent. The golden king is Manas, for gold always signifies Manas.
    • the Serpent. The Temple was one day to be revealed, and to raise
    • become an open secret. The wanderers are to cross the river, must
    • the higher Mysteries. The Serpent and the Old Man with the Lamp have
    • The Serpent whimpers something into his ear, whereupon the Old Man
    • shall understand which is the right road. The Serpent has proclaimed
    • Serpent is ready for this. This will be made manifest, when man is
    • Serpent, and therefore it is death-giving. The Old Woman had to
    • the Serpent ramps across the river. The Giant can make a bridge
    • across, but when the Sun is at its highest point, the Serpent can do
    • is guided through them by the Lily. The Serpent signifies
    • the River, the Will of the Wisps are in front and they open the door.
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    • in the world upon which he himself was dependent. In truth, however,
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    • from her, nor yet to penetrate her deeper. Unbid and unforewarned,
    • in which he tries to express how man can penetrate with his feelings
    • winter deepens as we move toward Christmas, nevertheless, a victory
    • dependent upon the sun's activity as a separate body shining upon the
    • the rhythmical life processes of all the beings dependent upon the
    • ones. Right up to animal life we see how everything is dependent upon
    • the temples what happened in the outside world. This was the case in
    • when mankind is to be rejuvenated by a newly deepened Christianity.
    • he says that a few draughts from the chalice of love are compensation
    • instincts. There, in darkness, the divine Sun Soul will ripen. A seed
    • shall and must be said today. Nothing could have happened with more
    • science, pass over into life itself. This will happen if men practice
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    • life through a deepened spiritual world view. In a spiritual sense the
    • at this time something happens in the inner being of the earth — the
    • also deepens our Christmas mood. We feel in it how the Christ Idea
    • symbolized in the pentagram at the top of the tree. The deepest
    • meaning of the pentagram may not now be mentioned, but it is the star
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    • and that just as we penetrate into the physical world through
    • penetrates further and further, he discovers, so to say, worlds with
    • perception spreads over spiritual happenings. As a matter of fact, the
    • figure. When the occult vision penetrates all that external nature
    • penetrates into the depths of the earth.
    • moral impressions. Let us now suppose that we penetrate into the inner
    • to work upon us, then thus through penetrating into the inner part of
    • surrounding space and penetrate downwards; they do not, like the
    • the earth or the atmosphere, into that which happens in the different
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    • These beings are primarily connected with the ripening of everything
    • in the kingdoms of nature; the ripening process comes about because
    • world, and bring about their ripening and maturity. In the very way we
    • penetrate the solid substance of our planet; our imagination is then
    • needed by the seed or germ in order to ripen, the changing of lifeless
    • certainly not so easy to penetrate to this astral body of the earth as
    • penetrate further, deeper occult exercises are necessary, such as you
    • will find described in part — in so far as they can be in an open
    • nature-spirits are occupied in causing the beings of nature to ripen
    • return, with rhythmic alternation, with the repetitions of happenings
    • happens in this way calls up in the observer who has progressed so far
    • Rotation of Time, he first learns to penetrate into the perceptions of
    • certain respect penetrates through to the sense-world; so that in a
    • Spirits of the Rotation of Time. Only when we penetrate still further
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    • quite independent of his external life. This possibility confronts us
    • men, and this a man carries through the world as an independent inner
    • inner life as a special world for himself alone, we can penetrate no
    • We meet with beings not able to lead such an independent inner life as
    • lives an independent inner life, and he is then free from this
    • being they do not enter into an independent inner life, as does man,
    • has his independent inner life. The beings belonging to the next
    • become aware how dependent our inner world is on what we experience
    • revealed in his inner being which is independent of his special
    • may be of a different opinion. That depends upon the freewill of the
    • individual, but mathematics and moral obligations do not depend on
    • the external world, but which penetrates him. If he devotes himself
    • If we now consider this being independently, so that it has the
    • independent being, we rise to an idea of the beings of the Third
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    • We may ask: “What has happened to a clairvoyant, who is able not
    • penetrates it.
    • being, but that this manifestation remains, as something independent,
    • from themselves, so that it remains as an independent being. This will
    • like a sort of shell or skin; it acquires independent existence. If
    • grows upwards in this way (c.) and one which opens outwards. (d.)
    • gestures, of a man speaks, when we feel how the blossom which opens
    • Hierarchy. Thus when we penetrate from below upwards into the higher
    • animate and interpenetrate the beings of these nature-kingdoms, and
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • soul must do if it would penetrate to the nature of the Second
    • independent objective existence; but only so long as they remain
    • Hierarchy is a detached world, such an independent world that this
    • When such objective, independent, detached beings proceed from it, it
    • forming independent beings. We may say: They contemplate that which
    • four seasons of the year, everything which thus depends upon repeated
    • happenings, is regulated by the Spirits of the Rotation of Time, the
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • dependence on the various spiritual beings of the three hierarchies,
    • nothing independent, nothing self-enclosed, like the inner life of
    • beings, immediately above them. Thus what we men call our independent
    • these lectures go on, why this had to happen; but to begin with we
    • will confine our attention to the fact that it did happen; that, as a
    • the Third Hierarchy can have no inner independence such as man has. If
    • independence, a number of beings of the Third Hierarchy had to give up
    • independence and freedom. At a certain time a number of beings of the
    • Third Hierarchy had an impulse, an urge, not merely to be dependent
    • Hierarchy, brought about nothing less than the actual independence of
    • man — making it possible for him to develop an independent life
    • independent of external manifestation.
    • order to develop an independent life of their own; but in so doing
    • inner independent life. What did these spirits wish to surmount? They
    • as it were, leaving themselves open to the free outlook towards the
    • spirit of the higher hierarchies and, as it were, open their whole
    • independent spiritual life, they therefore cut themselves off, they
    • independent beings, retaining the actual light in their inner being.
    • independent side to their nature. This concept can provide an
    • their own independent life, cut themselves off from the spiritual
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    • ways in which occult consciousness actually penetrates to a sort of
    • the beings resembling those of man; but it does not happen to be the
    • spleen depends upon higher principles at work within it. Liver and
    • therefore dependent upon the beings of the higher hierarchies down to
    • the Cherubim; the evolution of the fixed star is dependent on the
    • upon it, is dependent upon the forces proceeding from the higher
    • moon is dependent on the forces which proceed from the higher
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    • Thus do we gain a possibility of penetrating into the growth of the
    • impression of it, for though the physical earth is impenetrable by
    • crystallization, form into solids. This in fact is what happened to
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    • who penetrates into these matters, to deny what we call human
    • their development depends simply on the species, the genus, to which
    • man. On what then does this depend? We can best obtain an approximate
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • life-powers can first be seen if we penetrate to that universal life
    • again depend on the constellation of the individual planets. But what
    • account of its greater proximity when it penetrated the
    • opened. Anyone who knows the original text will not readily be put off
    • eyes: — “Your eyes shall he opened.” Till then they were not
    • open. This must be taken quite literally. Before Lucifer approached
    • formed. The kind of substance a mineral exhibits simply depends on the
    • were to take the ring of Saturn as it circles round Saturn and open it
    • moon there also Work in upon humanity compensating spirits against
    • opened through the Spirits of Wisdom, if the sun is looked upon with
    • physical light, and that, if we penetrate through the physical light
    • individual systems. We shall not depend on names, nor on the creeds of
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    • independent of their time and place. They are thus held to be more
    • stated. But it is necessary to penetrate quite deeply into these
    • can be had for a few pennies, includes in its remarks about the Ten
    • people depended upon these priest-wisemen; their health and prosperity
    • depended on how they organized things and established institutions.
    • depended upon the initiates in these cult centers to provide the
    • committed in this connection. Only those who can penetrate into
    • everything that happens in the world. While the right of inheritance
    • he attained independence. Today is hardly the time in which to feel so
    • they would be right, but they happen not to understand them.
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    • this age? It was the era in which it was normal for man to depend
    • Kali Yuga was preceded by an age in which man was not dependent only
    • During Kali Yuga, however, something did occasionally penetrate into
    • Christ Jesus Himself expressed, in the most penetrating thoughts, the
    • happen so that man would not lose completely his connection with the
    • penetration of the divine spiritual world into the physical sense
    • possess soul powers with which they can penetrate into the etheric.
    • happen more and more often. Enough people will by then have
    • thousand years had passed there was the first compensation for it. In
    • that such messiahs appear. As an example, this happened just before
    • independently of any special religious confession, but simply through
    • this realm of light will open to them and through them they will enter
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • penetrates extraordinarily deeply into our souls. First, because the
    • deepening of knowledge, is necessary if the needs of human souls
    • It is thus obvious that a spiritual movement which penetrates more
    • (what one must do depends on the development of mankind), but I assert
    • of spiritual science, and try to penetrate into what flows down from
    • find what is contained in the Gospels, quite independently of
    • found in spiritual fields independently of them. Now we recognize
    • which is now opening itself to humanity through the spiritual
    • that it may be seen how, independently of all tradition, this may
    • to play, and only later, about the 20th or 21st year, (depending on
    • happened before this time we may be told by our parents or elder
    • soul which proceeds independently of our outer organization and which
    • development is such that we are entirely independent of the above,
    • our Ego we go an independent path, not troubling ourselves about our
    • want to be independent and are even educated to form independent
    • independently, it becomes sick and infirm and finally dies.” In
    • charge of his education tell him nothing of that happens in the world
    • Christ, but divested of the name of Christ. What would happen in this
    • out which penetrates directly into his Ego. He does not know that this
    • spiritual. And because this is so, there happened in the one fact of
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    • possibility should come to light for every man, through a deepening of
    • that the initiation-principle can penetrate into man's heart in such a
    • compensation take place here? Naturally, the human being has to make a
    • Karmic compensation in Kamaloka for the pain which he inflicts on
    • compensation for the animals. Let us make one thought clear: If we
    • been without man, what happens then? Now, you see, occult research
    • such a way that the sufferings of the animals are compensated, so that
    • pains, the compensation will be created. This is the occult truth,
    • compensation for their pains. This already happens slowly and
    • compensation for its pains in the suffering which man must undergo.
    • What happened on Golgotha can still be perceived today by initiates,
    • these events can be won. What happened becomes clear through
    • happened on Golgotha was not an event which concerned men in so far as
    • this way with Lucifer, it would gradually have happened that the
    • had nothing happened in the world of the gods, then the intention of
    • to their destiny that they will be stimulated increasingly to deepen
    • All these things do not happen out of human caprice, but because they
    • must happen. They must happen because humanity now stands
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    • one could direct one's focus to everything happening in the
    • world. One could compare Christianity with events happening in
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    • perpendicular to the earth. Within this striking in of the moral, of
    • Angels depends very much upon the manner of one's thinking during the
    • penetrates into him with the interest that one may have for a human
    • certain dependency under natural laws. In relation with these, man
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    • is known today by people who depend upon external documents regarding
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    • But, my dear friends, what if reality happens to be an artist and
    • Lily.) But it has to be revealed through eyes being opened to
    • modern age. Well, of course, such things happen! Mankind may,
    • given today of the same case. What has actually happened cannot be
    • Robert Maier. The same kind of thing happened to many people. It is
    • lay on his couch breathing with difficulty and said: “Open the
    • opened. Yes, my dear friends, I assure you that although I am old, I
    • shall tell you more of how we can now attempt to open the shutters
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    • happenings. It is as though a terrible jerk had been given to the
    • the stream of world happenings. The soul feels cut off, chopped off,
    • concerning the greatest Event that has ever happened in evolution.
    • Then it happened, and with the remains of ancient inheritance it
    • powers of the soul. And this can only happen through the Spirit, can
    • only happen if the Spirit actually sends its sparks into the
    • world-happenings in our day, namely, that we are facing the
    • the Spirit can open the shutters, for otherwise they will remain
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    • assimilated by the head only and is thus entirely dependent upon the
    • fact that present-clay thinking is dependent upon the brain. Such is
    • happened when a man of earlier times passed with his soul into sleep?
    • thinking entirely dependent upon the brain. If this is so, even
    • must penetrate us with its livingness. But because this is no longer
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    • by the thermometer; what the thermometer registers is dependent upon
    • deals with Spencer's Principle of Ethics. The reviewer says:
    • the present writer is that this masterpiece (Spencer's
    • important work, Spencer's Principles of Ethics, to prove —
    • depends upon the power of moral intuition becoming stronger; advance
    • Schopenhauer's philosophical pessimism. This made a profound
    • Schopenhauer the decline of the spiritual life in the midst of which
    • follower of Schopenhauer at the time he made Nietzsche's
    • through life and meeting individuals we must have an open heart —
    • an open mind for the individual. Towards each single individual we
    • activities unfolded towards the outer world happen to suit other
    • Nietzsche, who was forced through illness to lay down his pen at the
    • art as found in Wagner, from the philosophy of Schopenhauer, and so
    • freedom unless this had happened. But Nietzsche who found these
    • only a reflection of the Spirit entirely dependent upon the physical
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    • within himself independently of external life the impetus to action.
    • opened his eyes in the morning. Outside he saw Nature around him, the
    • consistent, one would have had to become a kind of Spengler, and to
    • grey hair! This is a figurative way of speaking, but Spenglerism
    • willing to turn to a kind of Spenglerism — and to work in the
    • Spengler way is far from alive. It was a question of finding a living
    • the greatest disaster for humanity if this had not happened. There
    • to open one's mouth while others were saying that nothing should be
    • moral intuitions. We must learn to open our mouth by letting our lips
    • longing for the human mouth to be opened by the Spirit, a longing for
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    • instincts, depending on particular conditions of life. One could make
    • the tragedy when, with an infinitely deepened feeling of trust, human
    • disillusionment will be infinitely deepened in future; because one
    • penetrate to depths of the soul where they spring directly from the
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    • spending a day that has not been tiring and the taking of a sleeping
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    • alighted as an independent possession into the human soul. It is of
    • event which took place in the physical world. Something happened in
    • the development of world-history, however, what is solely dependent
    • happened — the slogan “Psychology, science of the soul
    • penetrate into it because they felt dissatisfied with a culture
    • examining ever smaller and smaller objects, to penetrate into the
    • penetrate further and further into the minute — then turn your
    • lying in a ditch without moving hand or foot, not even opening his
    • experienced through feeling. Infinitely much depends today upon
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    • human being before he is eighteen must depend upon those who are
    • older, just as the infant is dependent on its mother's breast —
    • feeling there has not ripened the conviction: He is capable! A
    • diploma, it sometimes happens that when the child is not more than
    • significant world-problem; upon these problems depends the future
    • you penetrate to the land of knowledge.”
    • artistic can we penetrate into the realm of truth, there can be no
    • above instinct — depends upon our having an education which
    • against man. Everything depends upon the human being to free himself
    • is upon the education of the will that everything else depends.
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    • Goethe something always happened during such times fundamentally to
    • he happened to be at a transitional period of this kind. It is
    • that he makes Faust open the book of Nostradamus. There we have the
    • physical aging for lighting-up his spirit. He is no longer dependent
    • this modern age it is most unusual that such a thing happens, for
    • ought to be pensioned off. Michelet was ninety and lectured with
    • time something happened in me by which I learnt something which out
    • deepening is of no help to progress, but only to proficiency. The
    • the cinema, this longing to see everything externally, depends on the
    • of the way writing is taught today, it often happens that even as a
    • about, something happens which must occur if young people are to grow
    • to strengthen his ego, begins to be dependent on an older person in
    • nothing happens to enable this question of the young to be answered
    • experiences to us. We are dependent on what he relates because he
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    • Sometimes people dispense with the head, and then they write down
    • this happens when we work our way through to pure thinking. I do not
    • only happen when he is able to behold the pre-earthly. But he can
    • teacher because it does not depend on the giving out of knowledge but
    • an artistic way. And even if the rare thing should happen that as
    • darkness impenetrable to the world of abstract concepts. But if, with
    • future, we penetrate ourselves with the art that must enter
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    • need for penetrating still further into the inner being of man or of
    • been young oneself we penetrate to the ego — only then can
    • box can be dispensed with.” But the actors were quite terrified
    • what would happen with our men of the present day. They do not see
    • that the prompter, too, can be dispensed with. Thus it is today. The
    • should happen to anyone what happened to me. A friend had scales by
    • transposed into the realm of education. Unfortunately it does happen,
    • more wholesome when this happens intuitively, if parents, instead of
    • happens today: “Except ye become as little children ye cannot
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    • penetrating way. Mankind has worked itself up to the most abstract
    • live in all souls today? Because the dragon penetrates even to the
    • can see if one penetrates the being of man that in the human organic
    • penetrated right into the human heart, into the human soul, and has
    • happened in modern civilization? Well, every science has become a
    • time become real, to the highest degree. When we penetrate into the
    • Science; that is to say, Michael actually penetrates from spiritual
    • thoughts unconcerned with penetrating into the human soul, into man,
    • all, to let something that cannot be uttered in words penetrate to
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    • spiritual powers here in the physical world. We try to penetrate as it
    • interpenetrating one another. Just as the atmosphere surrounds and
    • emancipated, so to speak, from the sphere which is interpenetrated by
    • subject to their sphere of power, to make mankind dependent upon them,
    • completely dependent on such things as have been put into the world in
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    • happens in the brain; it then does not perceive a growth process but a
    • breaking down process which has continually to be compensated by the
    • his sleep state only came into existence as an appendage to the human
    • penalty” of knowledge which arose for mankind. One must
    • give the word “penalty” a somewhat changed interpretation,
    • must penetrate these mysteries. It must, boldly and courageously, face
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    • another, as interpenetrating one another. Thus, is I designate the
    • become such that, regardless of how many human beings, independently
    • spiritual sphere, the desire of egotism penetrates into our human
    • Adolf Harnack. There are many such liberal theologians who openly
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    • demonstrable culture. We can best judge what has happened here if we
    • thought-penetration of the Mystery of Golgotha has been carried out
    • not completely penetrate your soul, which you will have to work over,
    • we do not try to penetrate them with our consciousness, they make us
    • described as the middle state of consciousness is dependent upon our
    • Mystery culture to be an atheist — although it happened in a few
    • is so connected with the Christ as to be inwardly dependent upon this
    • connection. He is, however, also dependent upon that which has taken
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    • right greater than for instance the right of independence of single,
    • Wisdom was considered the fundamental attribute of the Divine Being. The concept of Omnipotence only gradually penetrated the idea of the Divine Being, from the fourth century onward. It continued to develop. The concept of personality was abandoned and the predicate was transmitted to the mere order of nature, which is conceived of more and more mechanically. And the modern concept of the necessity of nature, the omnipotence of nature, is nothing but the result of the evolution of the concept of God from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Only, the qualities of personality were abandoned and that which constituted the concept of God was taken over into the structure of thinking about nature.
    • as these philosophers are dependent upon a historical stream, so all
    • dependent upon the theological stream that developed in the period
    • himself with the Christ, then these Ahrimanic powers cannot penetrate
    • depends on that.
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    • they penetrate into you, they can be breathed if one practices Yoga
    • anti-Michaelic beings — are able to penetrate into the air and,
    • it ebb away — it will ebb away even though I keep my eyes open,
    • clear about the fact that the soul element penetrates through cosmic
    • open its doors to that which has to enter: the
    • sharpen our perception for it. During the two decades in which the
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    • precisely those upon whom matters depend — reject it most
    • matter that must be penetrated by cognition. For right up to our time,
    • history is written, for little seems to depend upon whether or not the
    • happening now, so many years later, has certainly annihilated the
    • History will only teach us something if we are able to penetrate it
    • that the world of the dead may lay itself open to awakened
    • the dead; even though we are unable to pay attention to what happens
    • learn to know each other. It is supposed to happen in life, as some of
    • individual cases. If clairvoyant consciousness observes what happens
    • experiences. The child has remained here and what he feels penetrates
    • his pain, by his feelings, for he has no longing to penetrate us with
    • his feelings, for he has no longing to penetrate us with his feelings,
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    • spirits. If we wish to understand what actually happened there, we
    • the blood and with the nerved temperament. This had to happen. They
    • this or that happened. Now, as time goes on, the events may be
    • spiritual structure of that year that what has happened in 1878 is
    • penetrate into one's soul. One will realize that the battle of the
    • For things happen here on the physical plane which are of a much
    • immediate East; what happens there is important for human evolution.
    • Mankind, however, must depend in our age on its own free will; and if,
    • forced to accept it. This can happen through a physical
    • in another form. What is karmically necessary happens; but it may
    • about what ought to happen in the social sphere or any other field. We
    • have the most beautiful ideas about what ought to happen, but nothing
    • ourselves: What is bound to happen in the next twenty or thirty years?
    • discovered what will inevitably happen, one can say to oneself: Now we
    • beings; it draws their attention away from what ought to happen. Thus
    • one should do! One should open one's eyes! One's spiritual eyes, to be
    • sure. If one opens one's eyes, the Will will follow. The Will depends upon
    • one must try to open one's eyes spiritually. Today, however, the
    • following often happens: If one tries to impart to people in words
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    • childhood. If, even at an early age, something happened that
    • in this field: after-effects of something that happened in
    • projection upon themselves. Thus it often happens that
    • it turns out that something has happened in the individual
    • happen, for example, that someone becomes hysterically blind,
    • happens. Very few notice what strange phenomena appear under
    • boyhood Schopenhauer was still living, but died in 1860, and
    • of Schopenhauer's writings. The soul of Schopenhauer
    • Schopenhauer, and while he was absorbing his writings
    • Schopenhauer was working upon his thoughts.
    • how was Schopenhauer situated in the spiritual realm? From 1860
    • Schopenhauer was in the midst of the spiritual battle that was
    • still being fought out on that plane. Therefore Schopenhauer's
    • future as due to the influence of Schopenhauer and of Wagner.
    • object from that of Schopenhauer.
    • the influence of Schopenhauer from his sixteenth year,
    • but that Schopenhauer was involved in the spiritual battle that
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    • penetrates man as intelligence, and by realizing that the laws
    • wanted the opportunity for what actually happened, she wanted a
    • he is lecturing it often happens that his thoughts go on
    • have taken a line independent of his attention. He tells that
    • hardly be separated, become independent of each other. If I
    • have to show how thinking (yellow) becomes independent upon the
    • thinking, will becomes independent too (red, right), as I
    • results. This happens if thinking is exposed in any way to the
    • This is what has happened in the cases described by the
    • organism is seized by the tumult of feeling. This happens in
    • reliable means of knowledge. He must so submerge if he spends
    • — that he was a lad of sixteen when Schopenhauer died,
    • ensued between the soul of Schopenhauer in the spiritual world
    • Schopenhauer so receptively that he was penetrated by every
    • corresponding impulse of their author. What was Schopenhauer's
    • works. Nietzsche did carry forward Schopenhauer's
    • thoughts, but in a peculiar way. Schopenhauer saw when he went
    • this period contrasted strikingly with what was happening upon
    • transcendent egoism of Schopenhauer to try to carry on
    • Schopenhauer's soul acted, he being still in the midst of
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    • activity are dependent, under ordinary conditions, upon the
    • soul in a dream picture — which happens again and again
    • consciousness descends, (and this happens through what is
    • acquainted in average experience. This may happen, but to
    • an irregular penetration this desire presents itself as
    • correct, and careful schooling this cannot happen, for then the
    • in himself. From this you may see that it depends upon
    • which happen in such a way that we cannot discover any
    • some other things that happen we cannot discover that we are in
    • which happen very much against our will. Let us assume that at
    • soul experiment a real way is opened to experience within
    • itself to outer happenings, to consider them. Exactly the
    • may so describe them, open within the astral body, but what
    • opened.
    • him it is impossible, in regard to it, to open Kamaloca
    • effect of the spiritual forces depends absolutely upon the
    • burdened himself with this or that, something happens in
    • clairvoyant who really penetrates to the super-sensible
    • in the course of the earth evolution certain things happen
    • depths: that compensation is created for what is done by men
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    • happen, as it often does at the present time, that individuals
    • This is not the case regarding subconscious happenings. We must
    • nothing happens to harm our eyes they remain unchanged by the
    • affect our blood heat upon which depend the pulsation, the
    • a more rapid circulation depends primarily upon the
    • and, indeed, all his functions, are dependent upon the world of
    • resemble what actually happens, although unperceived, through
    • himself: Can you penetrate it through the power of your
    • happen, for example, that such a person sees nothing beyond
    • point, something special happens. The clairvoyant can now
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    • independent members; I mean, in regard to the formative forces
    • science becomes valuable only when in this way we penetrate
    • to be an acute thinker in the next incarnation depends
    • heart are the karmic propensities, the tendencies of our
    • beautiful images without penetrating this element to the
    • same way, when we regard the outer world, in penetrating this
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    • [Gruppenseelenhaftigkeit]. It has often been pointed out to you that
    • by the old Hebrew people. We understand better what then happened if
    • transition is happening. There exist today a number of souls who are
    • number of human beings today are, as it were, before the self-opening
    • impossible for independent spiritual knowledge to decide through any
    • be independent, so that this individuality is again quite indifferent.
    • unconcerned by it, must be independent of it. This is essential, that
    • abstract. We penetrate into the soul of man. And because we penetrate
    • with it he penetrates that darkness which otherwise exists for man in
    • independent individualities, they will look back and say: You were
    • transcend the group-soulness [Gruppenseelenhaftigkeit]. If one will
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    • facts connected with spiritual happenings, the knowledge and cognition
    • three years we have tried to deepen these basic views with reference
    • do, each of which professes to give us an account of what happened at
    • That which we call the Christ Event is a mighty happening in the
    • for this. For instance, it had to happen also that Zarathustra was
    • found an unsuitable body (which could happen through his being unable
    • to happen than formerly when the mission of older people was carried
    • had to happen from generation to generation.
    • Now let us ask ourselves: What happened there, when the old
    • powers which depend on the observation of the outer world. But
    • were not independent; the I-ness or Ego-hood, Ego-nature, did not come
    • becomes independent. Thus the life of the individual runs its course
    • happened earlier is repeated at a higher stage. Modern science has it
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    • side which we can call at the same time the opening of the highest
    • The Luke Gospel opens for us an insight into the secrets, which hover
    • soul-forces into the divine spiritual world. What really happened with
    • course. But in the case of a few it happened through an especial
    • by “the lord,” as generally happens, then one is translating
    • soul — Lord, of the I. Make open his forces!” Thus one must
    • translate it, approximately. “Make its forces open, so that it
    • astral soul: prepare the directions of the I, make the forces open for
    • special kind of secret. Now for everything which happens at all in the
    • happened with Zarathustra must happen again; being led to the wild
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    • kingdoms of nature and man, is dependent on the activity of the
    • on what is represented through this light, depends everything
    • those pre-Christian conceptions depended on the fact that the
    • known that from the life of the Sun did not depend the process
    • swing of the pendulum which came about with the Mysteries of
    • deepening which then guided him to his final and theosophical
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    • give compensation for what has been lost. But time itself
    • can only be revealed in the course of what actually happens,
    • This is connected with many things; and a great deal depends on
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    • dependent upon the help of Zeus. Thus we are told that Prometheus
    • craftsmanship depends upon fire. I think that the engineer will agree
    • what was to happen in the future, but they were given indications as
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    • ‘Eternal Feminine’. In Medea in the Argonaut saga, in Penelope, we
    • speaking, Penelope is the human soul in the fifth root-race. The fifth
    • unraveling of Penelope's cloth. Odysseus is led by wisdom. The
    • his devious path seek his home country, his Penelope. The man who is
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    • must first find its place in the great cosmic happenings in the world.
    • something happened rather like what happened later in Palestine at the
    • progressive culture, here in the north we find a mood of suspense, of
    • expectancy, of waiting for something to happen Then we come down from
    • Siegfried became the initiator of this culture of suspense. It is
  • Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture IV - The Trojan War
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    • dependent upon higher Beings, Beings who had gone through their own
    • independence.
    • expression in time in the gradual training to independence of the
    • due to kama-manas, but happened because men were not advanced enough
    • but also with what really happened. The Trojan War did actually take
    • what is to happen in the future Anyone doing this causes utter
    • happen in five hundred years time. In order for this to come about
    • penalties. In ancient times the penalty was death. It was not the
    • actually happen. But those who knew something about the matter from
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    • the so-called pentagram. Furthermore, you know that in various
    • pentagram. You know that much abstruse thinking has been spent on it;
    • occultist says about the pentagram, we must at first call to mind the
    • a pentagram.
    • actually go through the air. This pentagram is as mobile as a man's
    • pentagram as the figure of man, it is not a matter of something that
    • clairvoyance. No one who ponders the pentagram deeply will be
    • himself in the pentagram, as it were; then he will find the currents
    • inner soul experiences depend upon it. The plant has no astral body
    • body bore most decidedly the form of the pentagram. Later, however,
    • gradually to penetrate with his own inner forces to a visualization
    • vibrations, so does the one who has penetrated to the level of
    • depending upon the pitch of the tone. The tone effects a distribution
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    • first book of Moses, Genesis. e.Ed] we must deepen our
    • with that time of man's development in which the actual happenings to
    • unconscious. He cannot be rationally clear about what is happening in
    • knows how much depends upon the world of forms in which a man
    • others. This was a tremendous deepening and intensification of the
    • great parson”. Because there emanated such a deepening from
    • what happened over enormous expanses of Atlantis during millennia.
    • beings. As man, one would have been able to penetrate these Air
    • beings because they were just as penetrable as air is today. They
    • added; on the Moon the astral body. But something additional happened
    • the Sun took place. What would have happened if this reunion had not
    • has not descended so deeply into matter and it is penetrated to a
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    • when his body falls apart, he feels the suspension of his ego because
    • develop their independence. They have become free through the gift of
    • be passed before this happens. Such ancient occult principles are of
    • other colours are also contained. What happens to them? They are
    • penetrate deep world secrets.
    • seven is also in this number), something can happen through the thing
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    • have they developed themselves to their present independence. These
    • there will be opened for them the Book with the Seven Seals. These
    • men will receive wisdom not only outwardly, but will be penetrated by
    • perpendicular directions, three axes, length, height and breadth. It
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    • can penetrate into the world of those spiritual beings. We can,
    • Christianity, the primeval world wisdom has penetrated but slowly and
    • penetrate to the outer world. All of you, my dear friends, know the
    • one could speak more openly from the sources of Western occultism,
    • misunderstanding in these things — and misunderstandings happen
    • to independence, through physical existence with which life's
    • epochs, large masses of humanity could not penetrate to the sources
    • physical eye was not yet opened as it is to-day. Looking into the
    • to be penetrated by the ancient spirit. It is the task of modern
    • of man's progress and of his reincarnation depends on whether
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    • phenomenon of fire. In all explanations of what exists and happens
    • interpenetrates all other elements. Fire interpenetrates the air and
    • element of fire interpenetrating them all.
    • from outside, one opens it and can observe it from within. Such is
    • recognisable. What happens to a body that is destroyed through fire?
    • What happens when something burns? When something burns, we see on
    • into light, with which it opens a way into the super-sensible world,
    • or anything of that kind. He looks at it. What happens when a man
    • Now what happens to those elemental beings which, having come out of
    • What happens then? What happens during such a sacrifice? The Priest
    • it happens again: that these elemental spirits of the fourth degree
    • Only when these ancient documents are interpenetrated by the magic of
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    • stone? Is the being still in it, and what happens to the stone?’
    • the understanding of them has to depend only upon such qualifications
    • fool.’ And. so two roads are open to man; to live in patience,
    • What happened then? If you want to imagine it you must represent it
    • might have happened. We should then never have had the Sun, Moon, and
    • Saturn to disappear. This would have happened if they had inhaled all
    • themselves had brought to pass. What happened when the Spirits of
    • happened which I explained yesterday. The warmth divided itself, into
    • with its surface, if you had penetrated that ball, you would have
    • one would see those happenings externally. Let us take the condition
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    • spiritual world. As was stated, this did not happen, but the Spirits
    • the conception penetrates only a far as the astral. And so the
    • and activity reigned, that something was happening there. We have
    • Archangels, so to speak, with open arms. When the Archangels spread
    • who receive the Archangels, as it were, with open arms — and we
    • it? He opens a Lexicon, finds a Greek mythological name which is
    • that an uplifting process happens in the Universe, a lowering process
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    • to happen inside it? We have just enumerated them.
    • They are Beings of highest intelligence who regulate all that happens
    • proceedings were explained at the last lecture. What happens when
    • mixture of these two substances. This did not, however, happen of
    • of Motion. Thus it happened through the Virtutes, that the mass of
    • a single globe split in two? It happened in the time of the
    • that [in] the Cosmos things happen very much in the way they happen
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    • do not as yet remember what happened to them during their former
    • race-soul. For those who penetrate into spiritual knowledge, the
    • evolution. We have now seen how all that happens within the earth
    • the foundation of external happenings. But the old Ptolemaic system
    • the arrangement of our solar system as it depends on the regions
    • necessary. It really depends on cosmic, not earthly conditions,
    • Beings must teach him. What must happen so that this object can be
    • spheres. And that really happened. Beings who otherwise needed only
    • We are now obliged to ask: How does it happen then that such a son of
    • Venus descends to us? How does it happen that a Bodhisattva can live
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    • And now something very remarkable happened upon earth. Those men of
    • and astral bodies, who ensouled and, interpenetrated them. This is
    • Atlantean times, who were penetrated by a Spirit of Personality down
    • ripeness. Here we gaze into unfathomable depths of wisdom. And what
    • etheric body. It can, however, happen when such a Bodhi-Sattva is not
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    • form one stupendous and harmonious whole.
    • contradiction between this or that expression. This happens only
    • And now something very strange happens.
    • his etheric body. This happened, as it were, in a second circle. I
    • carrying on their activity. The following now happens, which is
    • similar to what happened on Saturn. Certain currents are created by
    • is now interpenetrated by ether, by a body of ether. Although it is
    • as dense as gas, it is interpenetrated by an ether-like body.
    • beginnings of the Ego germ. This happened in Lemurian times, and we
    • Lemurian times. That which happened in Lemurian tunes was best known
    • which happened during the origin of our heavenly bodies, and all
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    • on which was repeated all that had happened during the ancient Saturn
    • united it all within itself. All this happened though the influence
    • It happened in a similar way with Jupiter. For what had just been
    • described happened when the earth began its formation. Then
    • masses, we must realise that this does not happen of itself, but that
    • happened before. What is called the physical body to-day had its
    • physical body was not as yet interpenetrated by an etheric body, or
    • solved when people realise that the answer to the happenings in a
    • But in such cases one thing must happen; those who descend into the
    • completely transformed, completely penetrated by the work and
    • grade of development when the astral body is completely penetrated by
    • body. What happens when the etheric and the physical body are
    • yore. You see that when this happens the personality of olden times
    • do now, as a person in the outer world, but, I will penetrate the
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    • have left the earth, what will have happened to all his past
    • That which happened in the beginnings of our evolution, before the
    • happened during the Moon development, when Man had progressed as far
    • this could only happen after the development of the Moon. There, from
    • Spirits; they penetrated the human astral body with their force. The
    • overpowered by these forces which penetrated him, only because he was
    • able to penetrate, not only the physical, etheric and astral bodies
    • of men, as former exalted Beings had done, but to penetrate into man
    • who later was able to penetrate into the human ‘I’, who
    • it down. For the Being who could penetrate into the Ego of man, is of
    • expressed in the moments of inspiration. And so it happened from
    • Christianity is not the teaching, but what happened, the deed. And
    • entered the astral body. What happens now? During the Lemurian
    • astral body and penetrate him with their activities, which find
    • is now radiating from within outwards. What happens in the future?
    • Cosmos, it can happen only through Freedom, that means, only through
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    • means of the Christ principle, it had to ripen by the aid of the
    • penetrate beyond the outer nature of things. The star of Lucifer,
    • due to happen through the interaction of forces which are in the
    • world shall fail to happen. Only through this two-fold certainty
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    • today. Humanity never has been dependent on the mere study of truths
    • recorded in history, nor is man dependent on receiving these
    • penetrate the higher worlds is nothing less than the acquisition of
    • physical brain. Thus man has to become independent of the activity
    • independence during sleep. During our waking life, from morning till
    • place. When a man surrenders himself to such things, when he spends
    • able to use its elasticity and to become independent of the
    • exercises for giving the etheric body independence and freedom from
    • of development where he is just as independent of his physical body
    • what means can man acquire such independence of his physical body,
    • become the victim of a stupendous delusion. Such a person would wish
    • the gods. If we now become free and independent there will be a
    • outer senses. We penetrate into a spiritual domain when we experience
    • does he penetrate to these higher divine spiritual beings? At the
    • of clairvoyance it happens that the spirits of the elements are seen
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    • stage may be designated as that of ‘penetration into the world
    • which envelopes and penetrates the human being in the form of an
    • them. The physical world lies before him the other worlds open up to
    • from what it became later. Man's clairvoyant vision was still open;
    • the Old Moon period and look at what happened in this connection
    • of one whose spiritual sight is able to penetrate into the Cosmos as
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    • in the words of the old sages independently of historical tradition.
    • of the same thing?’ That was a problem raised by Schopenhauer
    • spiritual sight was opened in the soul world, and ask ourselves
    • what has happened to this mighty figure of Indra, and how does his
    • certain age, which changed one's whole life. This happened in the
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    • of the seer penetrating through this illusion represents one path to
    • seer penetrating these veils represents the other path into the
    • up the external world of the senses appears; when man penetrates
    • to penetrate the veil of the sense world, but he must leave it just
    • conscience depend upon the extent to which he has worked upon the
    • see behind the veil of our own soul-life depends upon whether this
    • future of the Christian impulse depends upon the development of
    • faculty for penetrating through the outer veils of the sense world to
    • happen. The formation of the fruit from the blossom depends upon
    • offshoots from itself. This may happen for a time, but it would no
    • plant life the male and female elements develop independently, so in
    • reached by penetrating through the veils of the outer sense world. To
    • aright. But where the two faculties of penetrating through the
    • happens to the spiritual organism of a man who absorbs one or another
    • also an instrument of ever increasing suitability for penetrating the
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    • deepen the power of penetration to the spiritual world which lies
    • penetration of the ultimate nature of our world) was combined in the
    • gaze outwards, and in penetrating through the tapestry of the sense
    • actually happened to a different people. They saw the outer spiritual
    • there is a kind of yearning for such a deepening of the spiritual
    • life. There is a widespread feeling that this deepening alone can
    • well as within. This is the essence of what happened in the fourth
    • men, on penetrating through the tapestry of the sense world, saw the
    • crust of his soul life through which he could not penetrate to the
    • faculty of penetrating through the forces of the soul life into the
    • themselves in order to penetrate through this inner life to Dionysos,
    • occurrence, this penetration of the soul by the Christ has also its
    • Christ substance, becomes mature enough to penetrate again into the
    • such an extent that men again become able to penetrate into the realm
    • intensified by the Luciferic principle, in order to penetrate more
    • the cosmic Christ was felt to be penetrating the earth to a greater
    • must penetrate through the sense-world into the spiritual world and
    • Bringer.’ No faculties for penetration into that region can
    • and develops those faculties by means of which we have to penetrate
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    • humanity the important thing is that man, on incarnation depends for
    • of his perception and realisation through subsequent epochs depends
    • perception alters, for all human perception depends upon the way in
    • as an ancient heritage. If nothing else happened but its withdrawal,
    • sense, from outside (I admit that this happens in incorrect
    • joys which in many respects corresponded more to outer happenings;
    • independent I of any proofs to be established by physical research.
    • the air to us being penetrated by light, but not revealing the light.
    • profundities of what happens in the course of the evolution of
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    • of Lucifer penetrated within the soul, breaking through the veils of
    • pass later. These Moon-gods would have slowly ripened the souls of
    • the serpent. They are the beings which approached the human astral
    • becoming independent of those divine beings which would otherwise
    • Being has now descended to earth; Christ must penetrate so deeply
    • should not be satisfied with the mere letter, but should penetrate
    • more, through the disclosures made in the newer mysteries, penetrate
    • already withdrawn into impenetrable depths of existence could still
    • soul life established its independence. The development of the
    • being in its unity. Men could no longer penetrate as far as during
    • unity far above man's knowledge; they did not venture to penetrate
    • where the door opening through the outer sense world into, the world
    • happen which may be called the outflow into space and co-existence of
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    • ourselves an idea of what will happen in the future, i.e. in time.
    • vision is so far opened that he can examine data of the Akashic
    • clue for everything that happens in time.
    • And this love which, independently of successive ages, is to
    • we shall be able to penetrate more and more deeply into the secrets
    • penetrating into the astral realm we enter a world of change —
    • active. That can only happen by a division as it were coming to pass
    • were most contracted. The way had to be opened for the revival of the
    • was protected from everything of that sort. It happened, however,
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • that they should no longer be open to the ordinary means of
    • heights, but for its means it depends upon something that was once
    • Mysteries of Ephesus had penetrated was Heraclitus. He then
    • Like philosophy, anthroposophy too must be deepened
    • of the old Sun, the heart was dependent upon the forces governing
    • are in harmony. All healing depends upon strengthening the element
    • really penetrate into the wisdom of the universe; one must be able to
    • matter, but only by gaseous substances that then penetrate the bodily
    • matter that penetrates the organs of the mucous membrane of the nose.
    • increase in the intimacy of the interaction. We penetrate still
    • penetrate it. Taste, where man and matter unite more intimately, is
    • possibility of penetrating still more deeply into the outer world.
    • We proceed, penetrating still deeper into matter. For
    • Now we ask ourselves if it is possible to penetrate into
    • when we open our inner ear to their tone. It is the soul of objects
    • inner significance of the speech sound. It is indispensable to
    • of the other three we penetrate it ever more deeply. Through the
    • then penetrate deeper and deeper by means of the others. But what I
    • penetrate the spiritual world. There we find an eleventh, a twelfth
    • cannot penetrate. The concept halts before the external, just as the
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    • from an inflexible sort of thinking that cannot really penetrate into
    • What compensation is effected by the astral body? The extent of
    • proportion as the gaseous substance penetrates the mucous membrane of
    • penetrates the gaseous substance, and experiences something in it,
    • conflict of will forces. Schopenhauer, who had an inkling that the
    • spirits of the order of Archangels, who penetrate man with the sense
    • When progressing to higher cognition, penetrating the secret of
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • the perception of visualization come about? How does it happen that
    • intellectual soul has no part, an organ independent of the work of
    • interlaced by the nervous system, and only later does it penetrate to
    • truths. The deeper we penetrate into these matters, the clearer it
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: IV. Supersensible Currents in the Human and Animal Organizations.
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    • asymmetrical. As it actually happened, however, the further
    • openings represent the eyes, ears, organs of smell, etc., and the
    • lie open in the sense world, that are not hidden from us. There we
    • through the invisible. The deeper we penetrate into theosophy the
    • necessary not only that an outer perception should penetrate, but
    • developed, the ego must activate new currents independently, currents
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    • would be wrong for this quality to depend upon our verdict. We must
    • good or bad. True, the verdict must arise in us, but independent of
    • nevertheless have a significance independent of our inner frame of
    • something that must be independent of us: judgment (good or evil).
    • This may sound dry, but it is indispensable for an
    • what happens:
    • another, namely, everything unpleasant that has happened to you since
    • question would then necessarily arise as to what happens to this
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • but it is justified by its special purpose of opening up a wider
    • indispensable to the progress of humanity, for were the soul a
    • dominion of these independent visualizations, longings and desires.
    • You can easily convince yourselves of the independence of
    • his ailment. His gaze penetrates the human soul and observes
    • person speaking to us depends upon our soul life. You, for instance,
    • happens, though, when we fail to understand something? We oppose our
    • depends upon our having or not having the conceptions necessary for
    • its own accord in the soul life, but is a result of the independent
    • When an animal has its eyes open it is continually receiving
    • and others who cannot, and this points to the independent life of our
    • soul life is not independent; the soul experiences the independent
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • Dispensing penny-wise;
    • experiences that enter through the portals of our senses, penetrating
    • which then live on independently in the soul. Compare this fact with
    • sense organs as a sort of portals, as openings leading to the outer
    • should stray into thought processes like Schopenhauer's.
    • Now we ask, “What happened in that moment when the
    • the outer world by causing its essential substance to penetrate the
    • penetrates to the surface. But let us suppose that the force of
    • were, that it remained an inner condition, not penetrating to a sense
    • portal. What would happen in that case? When the force of desire
    • judgment we are independent, but the reverse is true of desires. In
    • artistic considerations can it happen that desire flows to the
    • an aesthetic decision does not depend upon a certain development of
    • respond in any way to a work of art. Naturally, this can happen in
    • indispensable, because the soul substance of desire must certainly
    • that the decision be reached independently of our arbitrary choice.
    • of life, life wisdom, hence a broad foundation is indispensable.
    • boredom, depend upon the presence of visualizations out of the past,
    • of our existence much depends upon the nature of the lives they lead.
    • Our frame of mind, our happiness or distress, depends upon the manner
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    • force that penetrates with difficulty into that other soul force that
    • that happened to them ten years before, provided the cause has ceased
    • any given moment, you will see a certain interpenetration of these
    • etheric bodies were removed. What would happen? The current from the
    • way independent of desires. There is a certain demand that the human
    • indispensable if reasoning activity is to enter with the ego current?
    • nothing that happened previously. Everything is explained by the one
    • but to reasoning. In relation to all else, reasoning is independent,
    • itself master, and not dependent upon outer perception. This occurs
    • concepts, because he is open to the stream coming out of
    • destructive; they develop destructive forces that penetrate our
    • current flowing in from the future can be depended upon in this
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • simultaneously in Italian and German, and an appendix has been added.
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • proofs whatsoever. Philosophies depend not so much on proofs as on
    • habits of thought, and if a person is unable to penetrate — his
    • how man happens to long for a world that really in no way discloses
    • world by this or that philosopher depends largely upon his having
    • that embraces thinking as well, in so far as thinking is independent
    • recognize the absolutely independent world of truth will find in this
    • independent activity of the spirit, moving as it does in truth,
    • of an independent activity of the spirit, meaning the independent
    • of this independent activity.
    • spiritual world, and that merely by penetrating to truth and living
    • concentration, and so forth. If you penetrate into the whole spirit
    • will see that a certain frame of mind is indispensable for proper
    • are certain moral qualities indispensable? To enable us to yield
    • such a foundation, the world that is opened up through the awakening
    • penetrating into the super-sensible world by means of an error
    • and our further development depends upon that physical life. The
    • principle, as Hegel dealt with the idea and Schopenhauer with the
    • would transcend it, asserting a certain independence as spirit. The
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    • open-mindedness.
    • web of which six stages were finished, and a strange thing happened.
    • The deeper you penetrate into this interrelationship,
    • that this life of visualizations expresses itself independently of
    • consciousness. That happens often.
    • nothing happens through emotions alone, and as long as we remain
    • within the soul nothing need happen. No matter how violently we
    • intensify any emotion, we cannot thereby make something happen that
    • is independent of the soul because nothing that remains in the soul
    • happen that is independent of the soul. When we recognize will in its
    • way it is within us because all that happens as a result of a genuine
    • our own body without penetrating consciousness — a process
    • many cases this is even useful, yet it can happen in life that in
    • conscience, we find it at this transition. The soul is really open
    • that is to penetrate our consciousness. Let us consider this more
    • closely. How does imagination first of all penetrate consciousness?
    • must penetrate some form of emotion — a sorrow or joy, a
    • reporting what has happened there. There we have the spiritual event
    • as such would remain in suspension. Not until the two unite, until
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • Does our contentment, our feeling at home, really depend
    • we must make? Does it depend upon the house at all? Possibly its very
    • imaginative world, which can open up before the soul either through
    • happen that within this imaginative world, and these are less
    • penetrating this imaginative world may be morally quite casual, for
    • tree frog. The appearance of this world depends entirely upon
    • as one should depends largely upon having previously developed
    • imaginatively depends entirely upon his soul. The point is that we
    • depends merely upon whether the dome of the sky towers above us, the
    • depends on your development, that process will rarely show you to
    • pendulum, the inner tone in the nature of man.
    • Penetrating maya, the world of spiritual activity
    • compensation for what he himself ruins. That is because of the
    • of it through our own agency. Our awareness of it depends upon the
    • science depends upon souls that are seriously willing to work out
    • independently what has been merely suggested. In such independent
    • mentioned. Everyone proceeding with an independent spirit will find
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Festival: A Token of the Victory of the Sun
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    • from her, nor can we penetrate more deeply into her being. She lifts
    • great happening on the Earth. At the hour of midnight the priests
    • triumphed over the darkness. And it happened thus: in that epoch, all
    • Spirit, something happened in the universe, something that is one of
    • is, and he is dependent upon the Sun as the heavenly body from which
    • penetrated into the dark world of desires, impulses and passions.
    • And we can picture what a stupendous upheaval there would be in the
    • beings depends. Think of the annual course of the Sun. — Picture to
    • everything, even the very life of animals is dependent upon the
    • who inform the Initiates in the temples what is happening in the world
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    • A sea of fire-and what a fire! — hath penned us.
    • not only of what has been happening on the earth for thousands and
    • Light within them; their eyes of spirit were opened. This sacred
    • this momentous happening. Silently and in darkness they sat together.
    • something is happening in the innermost being of the earth: the
    • deepens our conception of the Christmas Mystery too. We feel how in
    • were inscribed all happenings in the world from the beginning to the
    • Finally, the cosmic symbol of Man is the pentagram, hanging at the top
    • of the tree. Of the deepest meaning of the pentagram we may not now
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • happen once and once only. The eternity of this symbolic happening is
    • John in the Jordan. Until the year A.D. 353 the happening which men
    • we must penetrate into deep mysteries of human existence. Of outer
    • opened the Thirteen Days and Thirteen Nights between the 24th of
    • through inherited clairvoyant faculties, can feel himself penetrating
    • seers that vision penetrated most deeply during the period of the
  • Title: Lecture: Christmas at a Time of Grievous Destiny
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    • knowledge and wisdom ... but for all that it happened out of an
    • of the penetration of the Jesus-feeling into the soul-life of the
    • of deepening self-recollection, self-knowledge, that mankind to-day
    • was connected with happenings in the far distances of the universe.
    • Somewhere in the region of the peninsula of Jutland, in present-day
    • that from those places of the Mysteries on the peninsula of Jutland,
    • or Erda or Nertus Saga. No erudition, as scholars themselves openly
    • this form had long since died out, echoes of the happening were
    • You can see that if the human seed was ripening from the time of the
    • years only. What happened to him then I may perhaps be able to tell
    • birth. What happened then in the spiritual world was known best on the
    • Danish peninsula. Hence the rune correctly says: "Ing was first seen
    • year; this of course had already happened in the South even in the
    • over from the Danish peninsula to the distant East.
    • impenetrable as they are by the human mind (Weber: Lehrbuch der
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • Festivals, because when rightly understood it deepens the life of
    • whom the ancient faculty to gaze into the how of cosmic happenings had
    • the secrets of the worlds of stars in which the secrets of happenings
    • for explanations of what was happening on the earth. But to such men
    • universe. The wisdom relating to cosmic happenings was also cultivated
    • independent of earthly life. And this is the kind of experience that
    • which our existence is spent from death to a new birth can therefore
    • conditions can penetrate into waking life, were very active in the
    • is a knowledge of happenings in the world beyond the earth. The human
    • knowledge, and it is only then that we can penetrate into the nature
    • things from the vantage-point of the soul, but they do not penetrate
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    • accompanied by the penetration into mankind of the principle of
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • self-dependence. It was necessary for man to enter for a while into
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ Within Us
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    • penetrate deeply enough into our life of soul.
    • fact that true manhood, assurance of true manhood, depends upon the
    • earthly evolution proceeds, consciousness of Christ deepens, that
    • events, why no mention is made in his writings of happenings which are
    • monarchs, military campaigns, governments, even by happenings in
    • Christ-forces that stream through happenings in the world belong to a
    • destiny. But what Christ Jesus has brought into the world penetrates
    • happenings and actions in the world are presented, but only in an
    • and Lucifer! No — that is what would have happened had Christ not
    • Christmas is not thereby diminished. Rather is this devotion deepened
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • ourselves here to penetrate from the abstract into the concrete and to
    • that the forces of thought could penetrate it, in somewhat the same
    • way as life subconsciously penetrated it through the act of vision
    • work. Whereas man spends his life in worlds extending between the
    • more and more worthy themselves to penetrate that sphere. In the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • ‘tabloid-knowledge!’ Although Anthroposophy does depend both
    • sentiments that penetrated his soul, three years before the change of
    • that, things happened whose external effects are felt the same number
    • know him in youth, one may have forgotten what has happened to him
    • done in that way; it is only possible to penetrate into the life of
    • penetrate to the fundamental principles of Education. Karma provides a
    • life, will depend on the strengthening which can be acquired through
    • really depend on correct knowledge. What will a man be able to do who,
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • shall open up a few aspects and perspective glimpses into the Gospels,
    • own impulses. He would otherwise have remained entirely dependent upon
    • Serpent.’ Through these, man himself became able to distinguish
    • self-decision was brought to man by the Serpent, or in other words, by
    • between good and evil, the beings dependent upon them had no such
    • spent all the intervening time in a much more spiritual way; but as it
    • guides had depended on their own hearts alone, they could not have
    • and independent, but he also thereby made his own development more
    • happenings; in like manner man still experienced in Treta Yuga in a
    • What had to happen then? First of all man had to be shown what the
    • be deepened into inwardness through Christ Jesus. That could only take
    • view of the kingdoms of heaven is open to the physical body. But
    • spiritual world, from the Kingdoms of Heaven, to penetrate into the
    • noticing that anything has happened. The most important things may
    • world of an important happening is no proof that it is not taking
    • Christ descended once to the earth in a body of flesh; He spent the
    • Science is here to open the understanding of men to these new
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    • Through Christ, the impulse was to penetrate to the depths of man's
    • a pure ego. In the intellectual soul something very singular happens:
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • were two different methods by which they could penetrate into the
    • learn, through the deepening and inwardness of Spiritual Science, to
    • perspective opening out regarding the life of man.
    • contradict those of Spiritual research. We may depend upon statements
    • little party. We see these things happening as a matter of course. All
    • come upon the process of Cosmic happenings like a new citizen entering
    • forces during Kali-Yuga, will be thrown open to a great part of
    • soul. That world which during Kali-Yuga became physical was then open
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 6: The Birth of Conscience
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    • astral body — into which could penetrate the Christ, He who,
    • it felt itself related to Christ? What had happened to the souls who
    • justified in asking the question: What will happen as regards the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 7: The Further Development of Conscience
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    • independent spiritual consciousness tell us? What do we learn
    • find again in them what we found in the spiritual worlds independently
    • private life is not all it might be and open to suspicion, the idol
    • been shown what I shall have to do to compensate for what I have just
    • compensation.’ Karma will then cease to be mere theory, for this
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    • The very opposite must take place if one would penetrate into the
    • were, go out of ourselves, penetrate the things and then bring them
    • indeed possible for visionary experiences to penetrate into us. In
    • the spiritual world into happenings that appear to be objective
    • It may happen that we meet a person in the spiritual world but remain
    • become aware that the preservation of our consciousness depends upon
    • certain specific things that happened before death. For instance, the
    • will keep our soul open to the light of the Hierarchies. Recently I
    • penetrate today to a knowledge of the ego. Such a comprehension was
    • the man of today penetrates increasingly into his personal ego and
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    • experience what has happened on the earth between the two
    • will help to compensate for the karmic debts incurred.
    • experience what has happened on earth between our incarnations. For
    • child what has happened on the earth in the intervening period.
    • operates so that the cosmic sleep shortens the period that we spend in
    • will spend but a short time between incarnations. This is due to the
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    • this happens. A simple observation can convince everyone how
    • after such a thing happens. In other words, the child becomes aware
    • bodies on the other. Exactly the same thing happens as when there is
    • restore worth to our ego and compensate for the harm done. In the
    • memory and thus compensate for the harm done. To sum up, we can
    • happen if something beyond our power works upon us. It is quite
    • clairvoyance, yet we would never find them there. If it depended
    • for those who can penetrate deeply into such a subject, those whose
    • hermit-like spirits depends upon whether we were or were not of a
    • incarnation. Today this has changed. It now happens more and more
    • Christ impulse, a power has penetrated into our souls that enables
    • dependent upon theoretical understanding, but upon our being
    • What is the best result that can be achieved by spiritual deepening?
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    • It is different as regards what happens through us in the physical
    • example. Above all, for something to happen in the spiritual world it
    • The quieter we are, the more can happen through us in the spiritual
    • world. We simply cannot say that anything happens in the spiritual
    • participation in a mood of soul calmness for what is to happen, and
    • happen can happen and is awaited with inner silence.
    • Let us consider an initiate who knew that something was to happen at
    • how an outer happening is used by the spiritual world to alter the
    • happenings have taken on a more intimate character. They are less
    • outward and the human soul is deepened more and more inwardly. In
    • moment of grace, to wait for what will happen to us in the spiritual
    • find along the wayside gladdens us. This would not happen on the
    • has to happen through us has to be awaited in stillness. Only the
    • whether something happens through us or through another person. This
    • depend on certain qualities that we have acquired previously on the
    • Something strange happens at this point. Until the Moon sphere we are
    • spiritual movement. On the contrary, art will be deepened and mankind
    • If we understand the Mystery of Golgotha, and realize what happened
    • world. What has happened to Buddha since his last earthly
    • it as the Word. Then we fall asleep and it penetrates us. During this
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    • super-sensible world confronts us depends on what we bring with us
    • whole of our soul configuration after death, which depends on a
    • him. What we chiefly perceive, however, is what happened between us
    • dependent on how we spent our earthly existence.
    • shine towards us, to penetrate us. But in order to understand this
    • This actually happens as we pass through the gate of death. Our being
    • but that is what actually happens. It is only on earth that we
    • depends upon how we have prepared ourselves on earth — on the
    • approach the human being. Now again it depends on whether we have
    • we are social or lonely spirits depends upon still another factor.
    • fact happened in the West? It is not a national god that has been
    • borne out by external happenings. It makes for the universality of
    • is one who knows that something real happened in the Mystery of
    • the whole cosmos. What we receive during the outward journey depends
    • karma imbued with cosmic forces, depends on the fact that we received
    • things should happen in the world as they do in a school, as if
    • everything depended on the World Teacher. But the Christ is not a
    • Between death and rebirth everything depends upon knowledge of the
    • resound forth. Everything depends on the Being. The fact that
    • sharpened occult perception. Whether, however, we understand a work
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    • interests, and inasmuch as they are dependent on physical organs, and
    • are dependent upon the nature of his inner life, the disposition of
    • What happens as a result of this process? Imagine that after death we
    • himself. It may happen that out of prejudice, indolence or for some
    • his becoming an anthroposophist. This certainly can happen. The one
    • not aware are constantly happening to our souls. They work in a
    • experience of the dead person much depends on the kind of spiritual
    • remember Schopenhauer's words that truth must blush because it
    • miniature are constantly happening in life, of a man being three
    • late. It is unlikely that events will happen in this grotesque
    • such an event actually happens. But is this not tantamount to saying
    • would have happened to him had things gone just a little differently.
    • interesting fact. Suppose that events happen as they have been
    • What will happen when we gradually unfold such feelings, when human
    • understanding? Moments in which something might have happened to us
    • on him. Moments when events that have not happened are experienced in
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    • something, is dependent. We likewise feel a dependency in our
    • importance to such surrounding forms and seek to penetrate what they
    • circumscribed by the orbit of the moon. They interpenetrate one
    • another. Yet this interpenetration does not mean togetherness. The
    • This depends entirely on inner relationships and has nothing to do
    • In later phases when kamaloca has come to an end, we penetrate into
    • during his physical existence was the expression of his propensities,
    • someone. It depends not on spatial relations, for we all fill the
    • hermit or a sociable being there also depends on the disposition of
    • them on earth. Whether or not we find ourselves with them depends on
    • thereby create the impulse and the will for karmic compensation. That
    • spiritual life depends on how we lived on earth in the physical
    • consciousness. Man is aware of what happens out there in front of his
    • to these happenings. Of all else he is ignorant. In general he
    • happen and yet is of considerable importance. What does this mean?
    • nothing unusual has happened apparently. Yet, upon closer
    • noting of what might have taken place has happened, then you are
    • accident. One cannot mention all possible cases and yet they happen
    • happened had we not missed the train. Such a knowledge makes an inner
    • know all the things that play into life and yet do not happen! Today
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    • never concerned myself about what might happen afterwards, but since
    • Life will bring people to spiritual science. What happens as a result
    • to what happens to him after death. External science cannot supply
    • actual instances that can penetrate directly into life.
    • happens in the course of time is grasped. Many think that the rest is
    • part of what is worth knowing. By knowing only what happens
    • go to work. Probably we consider the things that happen there as well
    • There is much that does not happen in life, and yet we should reckon
    • things that could happen from which he is protected! We overlook them
    • what happens in the normal course of the day.
    • grace. The gates are flung open by the dead. They can speak to those
    • penetrates into practical life, and it will do so in the future, we
    • depends upon an emancipation from these conditions. We carry our own
    • sleep we are not dependent in the spiritual world on the cosmic solar
    • Ancient occult vision penetrated to this point only occasionally.
    • man must always penetrate into the Christ-substance of the earth that
    • does the ego of man penetrate into the substance of the Sun Spirit. Man
    • spiritual world. The more a person has opened himself to receive a
    • learn increasingly to become independent of what is bound to the
    • depend on how things are said, rather than on what is
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    • forward. In its place he has gained a greater degree of independence
    • by penetrating into the depth of the soul. Many people, however, are
    • form of penetration into spiritual life. They, too, after they have
    • upon, particularly in our age, to become ever more independent in his
    • world spiritually dumb, lacking the capacity to open itself rightly.
    • paradoxical. What Schopenhauer said is correct, that “poor
    • In many people we find a propensity that in everyday life we denote
    • the inner spiritual origin. Yet everything that happens has a
    • to discover the physical causes of happenings, then one can always
    • world. Our whole being is dependent on what occurred previously in
    • nothing will penetrate to him and he will listen but hear nothing.
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    • human soul between death and a new birth. In fact, the happenings
    • penetrate into her presence. It is as if she were not there. When
    • by the falling roof. Imagine this quite vividly! It does happen that
    • things, which fail to strike you in the course of the day, can happen
    • That is a special case, and yet such things are happening all the
    • following possibility. Let us assume that things actually happened in
    • something happens externally a hidden something lies behind it. Each
    • compensation. If one remains ignorant of the reason, one does in fact
    • create the same karma, but the compensation can only occur in a
    • order to compensate for the forces that have been exhausted but the
    • compensation is incomplete. Each time there remains a small residue
  • Title: Life Between ... XI: The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond
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    • death and rebirth depends on the last life. If during earthly life we
    • After death we are unable to penetrate the darkness unless we have
    • to wait for what happens. In fact, if we wait and see, we shall only
    • the earth. It may also happen that down here people remain dull to
    • everywhere he is open to luciferic temptations on earth.
    • pure spiritual region. He remained in touch with earthly happenings,
    • For ordinary human beings who are dependent on life as it unfolds
    • For the seer two happenings come together in a most wonderful way.
    • with them depends on whether we kindled a light in our last earthly
    • inhabitants of Mars spend the normal course of their life on Mars,
    • life. From time to time it may also happen that seers give themselves
    • can expand this sphere. Thus it can and does happen that one meets an
    • themselves when spiritual science will have penetrated the soul more
    • after death depend entirely on the groups that were formed before
    • towards spiritual science will long for it after death. If may happen
    • are dependent upon the previous earthly connections. These matters
    • matter. It may sound strange that the actual things that happen form
    • that happen, and this is of no less importance for life.
    • could happen does not come to pass. In life we consider the external
    • led past certain possible events that do not actually happen. When a
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    • of death we shall see what happens. As for our physical existence, it
    • receive the forces that we need for a next life depends on our being
    • darkness, yet is unable to illumine the particular area independently
    • compensation for earthly life in the world beyond. Such an
    • is incapable of looking at the world in an open, unbiased way. Souls
    • unless they are prepared to open their eyes to what can stream from
    • also the next incarnation, depend on what has happened previously. By
    • influences to man's physical being depends on whether the
    • powers as described above depends on whether the soul concerned has
    • depends on our karma. That the external circumstances, however, are
    • feelings in us, we sense nevertheless a compensation when we trace
    • premature deaths. That is one form of compensation, but a rather
    • compensatory measures that are woven into the web of human existence
    • normally would have served a physical earthly existence. What happens
    • universe but it depends on certain other perfect factors, for all
    • penetrates into the deeper connections of existence.
    • condition. This is true for certain realms but when one penetrates
    • because we are not able to penetrate to the full reality of things.
    • Physical existence is not only penetrated by super-sensible
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    • who depend on the appreciation of their fellow men, thereby develop
    • point he came to a standstill. I once explained what happened to
    • stated, that the happenings are taking place in some sphere of our
    • his wonderful happening in connection with that moment at the
    • following may happen. Let us say that a man has inscribed one of his
    • Christian impulses had penetrated into his soul.
    • suffered terrible fits of depression on this account. Now it happened
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    • that whenever one describes what happens after death one can
    • happened there. I am not repeating what can be found in my written
    • period after death man re-experiences what has happened on earth and
    • actually there. Thus it can happen that a person comes to hate
    • particular place empty or filled, depending on one's
    • realm in which we are dependent on spiritual light. Previously,
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    • this fully means when it happens, that is, to know nothing except to
    • It may happen that a person who has avoided any form of human love on
    • completely dependent on himself because as human beings on earth we
    • interpenetrate one another but without being aware of it. Spiritual
    • human beings and, as will happen more and more frequently through
    • open wider vistas for the self after death. Earthly life is there so
    • independent from the system of blood and nerves. Whether we have big
    • and strong or weak and fine bones depends more on heredity than on
    • life in the higher worlds depends on how we have prepared ourselves
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    • happens after death when the time comes! This is said by people today
    • world. Therefore, we can usually only indicate what happens between
    • we experience depends on the functions of our sense organs but also
    • we do in a sense interpenetrate one another, yet all the dead are not
    • together because togetherness after death depends upon something
    • quite other than what it depends upon on earth. In the spiritual
    • souls cannot even perceive them. A yawning chasm opens up around such
  • Title: Lecture I: Human and Cosmic Thought
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    • philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
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    • philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
    • not recognise the current world-conception) depends on other things
    • amount of penetration was necessary in order to plead the cause of
    • can direct itself, independently of the world. According to this
    • the following. If we are Spiritists, then it may happen that people
    • thinker who can penetrate into the nature of thought, there is not
  • Title: Lecture III: Human and Cosmic Thought
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    • philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
    • who wants to penetrate into the truth of the world, it is important
    • proclivities, so that their souls are open to be illuminated, as it
    • were, by Idealism. Other souls are open to be shone upon by
    • dispute but would do much better to understand why it happens that
    • except what penetrates into the ‘spirit’.” That is
    • can study this in Schopenhauer, for example. Whereas the soul of
    • everything conceptual takes the form of Logicism, Schopenhauer lays
    • Schopenhauer was a voluntarist, and in his soul he was so constituted
    • that he laid himself open to the influence of the mental
    • constellation of Psychism. Thus arose the peculiar Schopenhauerian
    • like Schopenhauer, take as basis of the universe a unified soul which
    • other, and then waits to see what happens to one's organism.
    • open to human personalities. One can specially cultivate each of
    • is no longer an Empiricist, because he no longer depends upon the
    • this further but we have only four periods to spend on this important
    • must be gone through experimentally by anyone who wants to penetrate
    • a monadologistic Voluntarist; Schopenhauer is a pronounced
    • also happen that men are stimulated from various sides in reaching
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    • philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
    • “The Use and Abuse of History”; “Schopenhauer as
    • only if one penetrates into the lower position (below the line
    • What I have now explained happens continually to a person between
    • Hence we have an independent status in relation to the Beings of the
    • same time we are independent beings with identities of our own, as
    • “What kind of a philosophy a man has depends on the kind of man
    • verily depend on the kind of man he is! The fact that Fichte (in the
    • mind, and makes it dependent on this falsity. Therewith the door is
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    • in philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
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    • in philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
    • not recognise the current world-conception) depends on other things
    • amount of penetration was necessary in order to plead the cause of
    • can direct itself, independently of the world. According to this
    • the following. If we are Spiritists, then it may happen that people
    • thinker who can penetrate into the nature of thought, there is not
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    • in philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
    • who wants to penetrate into the truth of the world, it is important
    • proclivities, so that their souls are open to be illuminated, as it
    • were, by Idealism. Other souls are open to be shone upon by
    • dispute but would do much better to understand why it happens that
    • except what penetrates into the ‘spirit’.” That is
    • can study this in Schopenhauer, for example. Whereas the soul of
    • everything conceptual takes the form of Logicism, Schopenhauer lays
    • Schopenhauer was a voluntarist, and in his soul he was so constituted
    • that he laid himself open to the influence of the mental
    • constellation of Psychism. Thus arose the peculiar Schopenhauerian
    • like Schopenhauer, take as basis of the universe a unified soul which
    • other, and then waits to see what happens to one's organism.
    • open to human personalities. One can specially cultivate each of
    • is no longer an Empiricist, because he no longer depends upon the
    • this further but we have only four periods to spend on this important
    • must be gone through experimentally by anyone who wants to penetrate
    • a monadologistic Voluntarist; Schopenhauer is a pronounced
    • also happen that men are stimulated from various sides in reaching
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    • in philosophy depends not upon defending one and refuting the others
    • only sharpens and makes more flexible our own powers of thinking,
    • “The Use and Abuse of History”; “Schopenhauer as
    • only if one penetrates into the lower position (below the line
    • What I have now explained happens continually to a person between
    • Hence we have an independent status in relation to the Beings of the
    • same time we are independent beings with identities of our own, as
    • “What kind of a philosophy a man has depends on the kind of man
    • verily depend on the kind of man he is! The fact that Fichte (in the
    • mind, and makes it dependent on this falsity. Therewith the door is
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Suffering
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    • world penetrates everywhere, it is no longer easy to grasp how the
    • poet's soul opens wide, goes out of itself and learns to feel
    • have become open. We look upon the second part of the human being,
    • and penetrates to the deeper laws of existence, differs profoundly
    • consciousness, self-consciousness. But when we penetrate existence
    • this connection then we need only look at the phenomena with open
    • Without partial death a ray of light is not able to penetrate a
    • from with consciousness arises. But when light penetrates into the
    • see how when a ray of light penetrates a simple being, the skin
    • suffering. The philosophy of Schopenhauer and Eduard von Hartmann can
    • in human nature: thinking, feeling and willing. These three depend on
    • the Feast of Pentecost, is born from the destruction, the pain
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    • human wisdom which penetrates to the actual nature of things lying
    • opens man's spiritual eyes and ears. It will be attained in the
    • repeated. Nothing happens in the world twice; there was never the
    • carbonic-acid and give out oxygen. Here then the higher depends on
    • it is the same in all the kingdoms. As animal and man depend on the
    • plants, so are the gods dependent on man. That was so beautifully
    • self-conscious and realised that he was an independent being.
    • Lucifer brings a shrunken, blemished wisdom but this can penetrate