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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • world and the spirit world. Later on, I plan to speak about the main
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • to begin with, which man has in common with plants. Present-day
    • with the entire plant and animal world.
    • But the plant does not
    • have what we call urges, desires, passions. A plant has no inner
    • sensations in the plant, only shows a tremendous dilettantism in the
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • Although the animals, too, derive their nourishment from plants,
    • simply one involving the nutritional shortcomings of plants
    • mineral kingdoms. We must realize that plants represent the direct
    • carbon that is finally exhaled as carbon dioxide, while in plants,
    • a sense, plants also breathe but their breathing process has a
    • in a spiritual respect plant and man stand opposite each other.
    • relationship by bearing in mind the influence of light on plants.
    • The effect of deprivation of light on plant life is well-known. The
    • same light that maintains life in plants makes it possible for us
    • also the element that maintains life in plants. This is physical
    • external light shines on a plant, the plant builds up its living
    • men and plants, that is, exhalation of carbon dioxide in men and
    • absorption of carbon dioxide by plants; exhalation of oxygen by
    • plants and inhalation of oxygen by men. These processes reach such
    • extremes only between men and plants. Animals do not have
    • processes of plants. A man must begin his processes where the plant
    • his organism. Plant food does not combine much fat. The human
    • as for him to eat plant protein. Up to a certain point the inner
    • and activate his astral body in such wise that the plant processes
    • liberates him internally to the substances derived from plants.
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • belonging to a higher world, the world we call the Astral plane. And
    • pictured as living beings on the Astral plane. Beings of the most
    • of thoughts points to the Astral plane, so everything connected with
    • Thoughts: Shadow-images of Beings of the Astral Plane (Waking)
    • capable of accomplishing what is right only on the plane of intellect;
    • he is less able to accomplish anything on the moral plane for there he
    • Astral Plane when by day we give ourselves up to a thought —
    • by utilizing plants interlaced with branches of trees and so on,
    • beneath the physical plane — into the evil Devachanic world
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • the plant kingdom. Plants have physical and etheric bodies.
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Thus, what follows in way of explanation of certain processes in man's
    • solar system, where the sun has the major role and the other planets
    • Even after a plant has faded away, the forces capable of producing a
    • may be compared with a dying plant. Yet, in this period what we have
    • earth grew cold, when its plant covering began to fade, he had to feel
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • then be seen only physically in the sun and planets, and also for the birth
    • the plants grow out of the soil in springtime, and we see how the sun calls
    • the living plants and other beings from the earth. We also see, however,
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Being moving on the physical plane the Cosmic Christ was present in
    • Golgotha, however, was the only one enacted on the physical plane. The
    • world of the physical plane. We cannot speak to a newborn infant about
    • methods of education on the physical plane. We may indeed, when he
    • plane. Man, in fact, only enters the physical plane consciously when
    • the physical plane.
    • as the plant forms the seed for the next plant life, so do we learn to
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • had not yet been fulfilled upon the physical plane. Only the fourth took
    • Suppose someone were to approach a poisonous plant, or anything else
    • act upon earth to prevent the withering of plant life, so must the Sun
    • physical plane in 1904, and entered the spiritual world. Such people go
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • phenomena into plant, animal and human kingdoms, it is not acceptable
    • Observing a plant, we see how the seed germinates, how leaves and
    • off, but the seed remains, bearing the promise of a new plant. We
    • become aware that the seed, the essential part of a new plant, is
    • already living in the plant we are observing. As we look at life
    • new human life just as certainly as a plant seed has the potential to
    • become a new plant. Looking at things in this way, we arrive at the
    • development of a new plant. Spiritual science meets this objection by
    • pointing out that, though the plant seed in its dependence on outer
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • tremendous leap from a green plant leaf to the red petal of a flower,
    • the physical plane England and Russia are allies in the fight against
    • below through the physical plane and then onto the astral plane, sees
    • physical plane, but has no corresponding value in the spiritual world
    • plane. In the Southeast, looking through the physical plane, one
    • perceives on the astral plane a spiritual alliance between the English
    • physical plane, England is an ally to Russia and on the astral plane
    • colleague had worked diligently with us here on the physical plane; my
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • understanding the explanations contained in many of my lectures, and
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • science could give a comprehensive explanation of the meaning of the
    • concerning the evolution of the earth planet, which have grown up on
    • of this nebula is supposed gradually to have fashioned the planetary system
    • floats on water, pass a tiny strip of cardboard through the equatorial plane
    • equatorial plane. This floating drop on the surface of some water is then
    • explanation of cosmic evolution. This is what Herman Grimm says: “The
    • observation can note, during the course of the year, how plants shoot up in
    • plants physically shoot up out of the earth and become perceptible to the
    • of plant growth. However paradoxical it may sound to the modern ear, it is an
    • physical plants growing out of the soil, spiritual sight beholds spiritual
    • physical plants attain fullness of growth, we see, so to speak, just as many
    • as descend into the plant life growing up out of the ground. And it is not
    • disappeared within the plant world, in a certain sense, returning to the
    • spring until autumn. You might describe it as super-sensible living plants
    • plants.
    • during the period of going to sleep and waking. (These short explanations
    • spring time, unite themselves with plant life, and enjoy a kind of repose by
    • with plant life during the course of the year. This particular spirit life
    • (etheric life) which characterizes the plant world is active during the second
    • which occurs in plant development in a single year, in reciprocal
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • from this standpoint, whether it be in plant or animal or man.
    • instill, to implant into his evolution the faculty for the Spiritual
    • receiving them he implants in himself the seed, the tendency to
    • transplanted into the lectures subsequently published by Woodrow
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • is to raise that which is instinctive to the plane of consciousness.
    • lifted to the plane of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition — only
    • institutions, that their plans will be shown to be impossible; for the
    • activity is planned for, it is coming. If we in daily life would only
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • developed from the seeds planted in mid-European civilisation was
    • transplanted from ancient Rome into the sphere of Middle European culture,
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • forces, come from? They are the same forces as the forces of the planets,
    • of will that are connected with these forces of the planets, these forces of
    • the planet. The forces of will enter into us from the planet itself. This is
    • how the forces of our own planet earth live within us. The moment we
    • enter birth the forces of planet earth are active within us.
    • entirely from out of the planet's interior. It is very interesting to see
    • spaces are filled with our own actual planetary system, up till the twenty-
    • planets and the planetary system belonging to these.
    • processes that the forces from the planet's interior bring about up till the
    • twenty-one we draw on what comes from the earth and its planetary
    • put into our organism from out of the forces of the planet and the
    • planetary system.
    • release the planetary forces himself, after the age of twenty-one. And yet
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • speak, still dark light, in the sense that the seed of a plant is not
    • yet the developed plant. Nevertheless man has a source of light within
    • in our air-organism, into which were implanted sources of light
    • the case of the plant we must go back to the seed, so in the case of
    • When the ancient peoples spoke of the celestial bodies, of the planets
    • had this vision, when they regarded the planets, at any rate, as
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • Just as when a plant unfolds it contains in its blossom the seed to
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • a feeling that his solar and planetary system was repeating, of course in a
    • planets and of the moon. The world picture of Copernicus, Galileo, and
    • places what stars and planets reveal through an inner life, so that they
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • planet. By means of an inner soul-language, in a certain sense, they
    • even spoke with the individual planets, as we to-day speak merely from
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • This view places the sun in the centre of our planetary system; the
    • planets revolve round the sun, with the earth as a planet among the
    • other planets. Ever since the time of Copernicus, this is the picture
    • planetary system and his relation to the heaven of the fixed stars. In
    • space together with the planet Earth, and his picture of the whole
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • Physically it appears as though the sun gives the planets light, but
    • in reality it is the planets that radiate light to the sun and the sun
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. After this life between death and
    • of the moving planets.
    • music of the spheres occurs through the movements of the planets in
    • revolution of the planets in H (ed.: ‘H’ like in him, her) —
    • movement, the circling around. And the single planets in their revolutions are
    • Something is expressed that is the cosmic working of four planets. Let
    • forming of vowels within the planetary spheres is expressed, but also
    • the effect that the planets connected with I, O, U, A, experience in
    • vowels, a planetary mystery was expressed. The deed of a divine being
    • within the planetary world was expressed in the name. Were a divine
    • formed of all that is said by the planetary spheres and this echo is
    • 2. Etheric body = Echo of the planetary movements
    • 3. Astral body = Experience of the planetary movements
    • echo of the planetary movements, of what is experienced of the echo of
    • the planetary movements, and of what knowingly experiences the echo of
    • echo of the Zodiac, of the echo of the planetary movements, of the
    • experience of the impression of the planetary movements in thinking,
    • planted trees in a beautifully artistic order. Each individual tree
    • experience is extended, and we arrive at a perception of planetary
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  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • of the Spiritual Soul. An explanation of the term Spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • history, and which will form a whole within the long planetary development
    • thread through long ages of our earth's planetary evolution, as we have
    • this or that century take its place in the whole development of our planet.
    • whole regular historical development of our planet — in the whole regular
    • plant and animal. We then seek there the key to understanding human life
    • of mineral, of plant, and animal. These people did not absorb the abstract
    • pictures, actually yielded him something that lived in the mineral, plant
    • pictures of mineral, plant and animal. With his dreamlike consciousness, he
    • all these together: mineral, plant and animal. Looking back from the
    • his primitive type of memory, an inner picture of mineral, plant and
    • earth. The minerals, plants and animals all achieve their end here on
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • physical, then the plant as a rule takes up such an activity. The
    • plant grows toward this activity from below upward and takes up this
    • etheric as do the normal green substances in the plant; instead they
    • have this cosmic astral element dripping down into the plant in the
    • this plant substance, for example in the deadly nightshade, is
    • studied in plants. Knowledge of the human organism must be joined
    • lives in individual plants. Then we will also know how the different
    • plants affect the human being, in dietary prescriptions for
    • need it could receive a certain plant substance in some sort of
    • plant substances from the root undergo when taken in through the
    • as they are active in the growth of plants — as
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • remedies prepared from plants, one must also look especially into those
    • constituents which are contained in the middle parts of the plants, those
    • primarily in the blossom organs of the plants. Those processes which
    • the plant. Thus one finds relationships between the forces which are in
    • the various parts of the plant and the human organism. The root forces
    • aromatic ether substances contained in the blossom of the plant, then we
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • being. Through all the kingdoms of Nature upon Earth-mineral, plant,
    • man is related through his physical existence to plants and animals,
    • animal or yonder plant, so should we feel a longing to get to know the
    • notably those belonging to our planetary system. And as concerns
    • which the planetary system has undergone, all that the Beings within
    • our planetary system have ever experienced — the Saturn-beings
    • looking back on the entire life of the planetary system. Even as we
    • cosmic memory of what the planetary system as a whole and all the
    • planetary system is contained — are also working within man. Even as
    • planetary system.
    • struck by the fact that something like a plan was leading you towards
    • forces — forces implanted in us through our relation, such as has
    • from incarnation to incarnation. In this respect the other planets are
    • planets are there between than, waving the one into the other. Karma
    • bearing within them the vast memory of the planetary system with all
    • beings only inasmuch as we have memory. Looking out into the planetary
    • upward to Initiation-science, we must equally admit: This planetary
    • kind of planetary force interpenetrates the other. As upon Earth we
    • so between death and new birth there is a working from planet to
    • planet. The Universe then becomes the scene of man's activity and of
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • whose soul had been aflame with love for colour and for line, transplanted
    • than the Christ Will and the Christ Power, going before in order to implant
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • hesitation ... to depart from the plan of circulating this printed
    • reaching the evolution which the gods had planned for it from the
    • purpose was thwarted because he knew nothing of the divine plan
    • realize his plans quite easily. Ahriman hopes for this always. One
    • explanations I wished to place before your souls, from a particular
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • higher planes knowledge can be acquired only when it is fashioned
    • elementary plane we have an Arupa reality before us in the
    • proofs are really only circumstantial explanations to the effect that
    • forms of plants with the accuracy and clearness of mathematical
    • primordial plant which is qualitatively all-embracing in spiritual
    • organization of the plant, and that it is the very simplest thing that
    • can be imagined ... The prototype of the plant (Urpflanze)
    • then discover plants without end, which will necessarily be
    • formless protoplant, and he endeavours to derive therefrom the actual
    • plant-forms just as the mathematician gets from an equation the
    • plans by which the Occultist works upon the qualitative forms of life
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • world of plants are insensitive to what we call pleasure or pain when
    • mineral kingdom as we have it around us on the physical plane does not
    • exist for the dead, neither does our plant world. As you can gather
    • know on the physical plane, which has significance for the dead
    • that are here on the physical plane, but the whole environment is such
    • from what is done. On the physical plane we stand upon mineral soil;
    • The next is the human kingdom. Mineral Nature and the plant kingdom
    • form of intercourse. On the physical plane we think that when anything
    • prefer to connect it with experiences familiar on the physical plane,
    • recourse to concepts familiar to us on the physical plane. On the
    • physical plane ordinary consciousness functions only from the time of
    • the physical plane and which is therefore practically unknown. The
    • are distances which do not come to expression on the physical plane.
    • are really simultaneous, just as on the physical plane two places are
    • to the experiences of the soul on the physical plane. When friends
    • Many a man may say, speaking purely on the physical plane, that
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • plant, and animal kingdoms was also touched upon, and this then led
    • explanation.
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • explanations, but have to turn to those realms of the senses which
    • out in cosmic space as compared with the orbiting planets, which make
    • those senses best fitted for the physical plane which have to be
    • interpenetrate. Just as the planets cover one another, and have a
    • pass over into a planetary condition in human life, becoming mobile
    • showed that everything had taken place exactly as planned.
  • Title: Lecture: Elemental Beings and Human Destinies
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    • plant and animal kingdoms — in the very same way do we live with
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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    • Also known as: The Influence of the Planets on Man,
    • The planet Saturn circles round the Sun and sends forces to the Earth.
    • in the orbit of the planet Jupiter.
    • planets, therefore, work on within the astral body through the life of
    • planets, as they are sometimes called, the planets which are nearer
    • inner planets are likewise connected with the being of man. We will
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • — this is a thing that man brings with him as a plan or tendency
    • form of the eye or of the ear is already planned and laid out as it
    • life, it is above all the head that is planned and formed. The other
    • gravity. Hence it preserves the plan and tendency which it received in
    • planned and begun in the embryonic life. To walk upright, to enter
    • from the plan of an ear into that form wherewith he stands upon the
    • apparatus of speech and song a metamorphosis of what was planned in
    • speech. In plan and tendency, between death and a new birth we receive
    • one of the three is a living monument of what was planned in us in a
    • can actually transplant ourselves into it again. Indeed, after our
    • death we are thus transplanted. Then we experience the same thing
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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    • around you today. Just as the mineral world, the plant world and the animal
    • inner being; similarly the plant kingdom. What surrounds you in nature will
    • nature that surrounds us in the kingdoms of the minerals, plants and
    • ourselves become in future times. What we do with the plant world, with the
    • life of our planet there are seven great epochs, and each of these seven
  • Title: Lecture: The Three Stages of Sleep
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    • passes over from the light into the plant when it is developing
  • Title: The Cosmic Word and Individual Man
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    • cosmic souls of the plants and so on. Not even the animals, as they
    • the group-souls. The whole plant world on earth is no reality; the
    • earth-soul is the reality. Plants are only as hair upon the earth
    • the plant Earth-soul. The differences were known, but gradually they
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • approach is fully justified. Does a botanist not think about a plant
    • anyone deny him the right to speak about the plant from this aspect
    • just because the plant itself is not conscious of these laws? There is
    • consciously realised by the plant. I say this at the outset in order
    • higher worlds living in the minerals and plants, reaching a stage of
    • plants and omitted all mention of human beings, but Spiritual Science
    • intimate relationship with Nature, with stone, plant and animal.
    • said to the pupils of the Grail: ‘Look at the plant. Its flower may
    • man. It is the root of the plant that corresponds to the human
    • head.’ Darwin himself once rightly compared the root of the plant with
    • the head of man. The human being is a plant reversed. He has
    • accomplished the complete turn. In chastity and purity the plant
    • The animal has turned only half-way. — The plant, whose ‘head’
    • the soul pervading plant, animal and man, lives in bodies which,
    • insight of true Mysticism, the plant has the consciousness of
    • sense, like a plant. He has acquired the consciousness that is his
    • to-day by having permeated the pure plant-body with desires, with the
    • permeating pure plant-substance with desire.
    • chaste as that of the plant, and his organs of reproduction
    • purity and chastity of the plant, when he brings forth his own image
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • the planetary Spirits. I will draw (on the blackboard) this pentagonal
    • Powers, the seventy-two sub-heavenly or planetary Powers, and the
    • Powers, seventy-two planetary Powers, forty-two earthly Powers —
    • and plant from the three hundred and sixty heavenly Powers, the
    • seventy-two planetary Powers and the forty-two earthly Powers. In
    • Nature, in animal and in plant. Let no man be so sinful as to believe
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • form of a plan with real ideas relating to those things which can at
    • be Implanted in it.
    • reason, I mention a subject such as that of Planck. I mention Planck,
    • someone who had not to endure the sufferings that Planck had to
    • be found in Planck’s introduction to his “Philosophy of
    • year of Planck’s death, and they really convey exactly what we
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • initiated such a courageous plan, had chosen the name because the
    • plan to fulfilment, and at the first General Meeting of the
    • just this way? Can any explanation be given of those remarkable
    • explanation, but it can only be found through insight into the
    • mark. Plants are contained within their seeds, but human eyes do not
    • see the plants within the seeds. This comparison, as I say, must not
    • explanation of Solomon's Temple upon it would be speaking quite
    • correct — the comparison between the seed of a plant and the
    • people call out for an ‘explanation.’ Would it always
    • explanation is necessary ... and so one makes up one's mind to
    • whether the explanation is true or false, illuminating or the
  • Title: Lecture: The Migrations of the Races
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    • the branches of the Fifth Root Race (Aryan) were implanted.
    • the physical plane.
    • Race was to lead men right down to the physical plane in order that
    • In Italy too, there was again a mingling on the physical plane of
    • physical plane. The Greeks are preeminently an artistic people. The
    • personal in its highest form, given expression on the physical plane
    • Initiate for all that was to be fulfilled on the physical plane. This
    • the physical plane. Therefore He uttered His wisdom through the form
    • mastered the explanation of the phenomena of the physical plane, where
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • plane. It could have led at most to an understanding of it. The Romans
    • put it into application again on the physical plane. It is now a
    • They underwent it in part on other planets, and thus they brought from
    • on other planets. But during the Fifth Root Race, highly developed
    • their own development on other planets. It is not until the Fifth Root
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • planet to the Earth. Unable to become an earthly man, the Being would
    • from distant planets, Mars or Jupiter — would be deeply moved
    • Being who implanted in the souls of men what afterwards sprang forth
    • plant-world of Nature, here too, where otherwise only our dead
    • minerals, plants and animals and the whole physical world of man,
  • Title: Lecture: The Recovery of the Living Source of Speech
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    • branches of the trees, the plants are fading away, life is being
    • going to “study language”! They begin to plan it all and
  • Title: Lecture: The Influence of the Dead on the Life of Man on Earth
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    • encircling planets. Our own etheric body is a kind of Sun elemental
    • belonging to it, like the planets to the Sun. These elemental beings,
    • planets and the Sun according to the older conception.
    • planets’; our relation to the outer world, to certain
    • mutual relations between these ‘planets’ and our own
    • planetary system, and the illness is but an image of this
    • this or that ideal of life, this or that hope or plan. He did not
    • the ancients reckoned Saturn as the outermost planet of the solar
    • planets which are now included — Uranus and Neptune —
    • planets belonging to the solar system proper.
    • plant and animal kingdoms of nature, and of the physical human
    • well aware; and of the plant world we only see the all-pervading
  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • observations to a positively magnificent materialistic explanation of
    • preparation of food from the plant kingdom, the building of cities,
    • through Gaea, because he was cruel, supplanted by the children,
    • could not produce for him a human race on a planet. That lay in the
    • scientific explanation creeps into science, which is also a sulphur,
    • human being on the physical plane if one wants to find Osiris, one
  • Title: Lecture III: Ancient Myths
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    • explanations of things, drawn apparently from deep logic, but in
    • men today are very ready with opinions, with arbitrary explanations,
  • Title: Lecture IV: Ancient Myths
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    • expression then came to an end for men living on the physical plane;
    • post-Atlantean-period. We must transplant ourselves in a new way, my
    • every such Zodiacal constellation is related to a particular planet,
    • sphere correspond to the planetary moon. In fact one can say that
    • comes from particular planets for the various sections in the path of
    • are called. These three decanates represent those planets which have
    • in the outer planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars you see what is connected
    • very far from the plan to stab in the back those who are ready to die
  • Title: Lecture VI: Ancient Myths
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    • cosmos appears to you with all its stars, fixed stars, planets and
    • what they seem to us here on the physical plane. A sudden death
    • sun, planets, fixed stars. And then what is said of the sun, the
    • planets, the fixed stars, is at most a kind of cosmic physics —
    • up to the stars, to the planets as we do today, but they did not
    • orbits of the planets, and believe that up there is a globe which
    • simply a piece of folly to represent a planet as a mere material
    • everywhere that in each planet he sees an Angelic Intelligence. And
    • of man is planned for a longer life time, and continually sends its
    • purely with a phenomenon of the physical plane. One can understand
    • the physical plane. What has developed for France, at any rate
    • outside France, is to be understood through physical plane
    • of the physical plane.
    • no longer be possible merely from physical plane relations to
    • to be understood — from the aspect of the physical plane. For,
  • Title: Lecture VII: Ancient Myths
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    • into another planetary existence which we call the Jupiter existence.
    • How then does a next earth, a new planet, arise out of this earth, on
    • piece what is to form this new planetary existence. We human beings —
    • are already here during our physical life preparing the next planet
    • History again. Those who planned such regulations at that time no
    • interesting explanations — that is, explanations interesting to
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    • Thus it approaches the ego. It has kinship with the planetary system.
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    • and where modifications occur there is a sound explanation for them —
    • a man who makes statements about a planet and is unable to understand
    • necessary to reckon with the whole planetary system. Thus, if we wish
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    • written in the year 1790, on the Metamorphosis of the Plants
    • very growth and unfolding life of the plants. And this is an eloquent
    • the world of minerals but chiefly to the world of the plants. Just as
    • only in a process of metamorphosis as in the plant, not only in a
    • plant-world around him when the word is as full of life as it was
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    • psycho-spiritual content implanted in the course of ordinary life,
    • connected not only with the Earth but with planetary worlds which, as
    • of the Earth into other planetary conditions; how it is possible
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    • many people abandon the physical plane, at a comparatively early age
    • is that they call away many young lives from the physical plane.
    • maintained that man's life on the physical plane for many decades.
    • if we recognise it in accordance with the explanations given to
    • I will just mention one thing connected with the explanations
    • above explanations can really give you, as it were, an idea of the
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    • human organism. The outer substances which the plants absorb from
    • of crystallised, lifeless nature the plant draws its substances and
    • then give it form again. When we eat substances drawn from plants,
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • Erdplaneten und der Sternenwelt. Der Mensch in
    • explanations that a cloud may be seen hovering over the physical body
    • and substances taken from Nature. They plan an experimental
    • implant into your souls, what I wish to implant into your hearts, my
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    • becoming one with what may be called the forces of the planet
    • especially the variations of the planet's force of gravity. He
    • must become so entirely one with the planet, with the earth, that he
    • world in which there are no plants, minerals and animals, but
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    • unpleasant to hear explanations such as these — which are
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    • Explanations have
    • the physical plane, it is natural to speak in that way; nevertheless
    • including the planets and the fixed stars, if you imagine this in the
    • the physical plane. During our life upon the physical plane, we
    • are often very dreamy and what we experience upon the physical plane
    • woof which the Gods use for their plan of the world and which they
    • explanation, we can now advance this problem in a different way; we
    • physical plane.
    • on the physical plane.
    • plane we encounter human beings so that we first
    • on to the physical plane.
    • physical body, here on the physical plane, are handed over to the
    • for which they should be used, in accordance with the plan and
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    • explanations.
    • enabled the human being to be a conqueror upon the physical plane)
    • of the physical plane, an elemental, heroic Being, the inspirator of
    • powerful beings, that do not belong to the physical plane, but are
    • lives upon the physical plane, says that the western sea stretches
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    • etheric body is present in plants where it has an essentially
    • the stone a plant has its whole material nature permeated by an
    • etheric body. And this etheric body in the plant is the principle of
    • the plant were only subject to the activity of the etheric body,
    • then, beginning from the root of the plant, the leaf principle would
    • activity of the etheric body. The termination of the plant's growth
    • growth of the plant. The fact that in man the vertebrae of the spine
    • principle and all repetition to the etheric principle. The plant has
    • question of memory in the plant. For to assert that the plant has a
    • scientific literature, for to speak of memory in the plant is
    • plant's etheric body and man's, which, in addition to the qualities
    • of the plant's etheric body also has the capacity to develop memory,
    • between a plant and a human being. Imagine planting a seed in the
    • earth; out of it a quite definite plant will arise. From a grain of
    • bean plant. You will have to admit that the plant's development is in
    • alter and improve the plant by means of all sorts of horticultural
    • produce a plant of a definite shape and growth. Is this also the case
    • like the plant's, is also enclosed within certain limits. This limit,
    • as the plant is, then there would be no such thing as education, as
    • Plants cannot be educated, but human beings can. We can pass
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    • that would not do in face of the progressive path we are planning to
    • blood on the physical plane. These things will only gradually be
    • plants, the animals, and so on. In that evolution man built up his
    • The heart could not have arisen if certain plants, minerals and
    • images of the planets to the constellation of man's organs. Thus the
    • you study the mutual relationships of the planets you have an image
    • effect of mars in our planetary system. You have to know the
    • is the place to use the remedies you find in the plants and minerals.
    • For everything belonging to the plants and minerals has a profound
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    • fructification, it is implanted into them. And this worldly life of
    • to speak of any plant medicaments but purely mineral ones, what is
    • you have a bean plant. If you give it a prop it winds up it and is no
    • Some time we shall have to speak of the effects of plant forces and
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    • These rhythms occurring in the four bodies were implanted into man
    • arises out of the rhythm that was implanted into the physical body
    • them. Rhythm has been implanted into matter by the spirit, and man,
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    • were planted into man by higher spiritual beings. But today I want
    • creatures. The orbiting of a planet around its sun or of a satellite
    • around its planet is by no means mere chance, nor is it unconnected
    • well. Thus the experimenter shows how a planetary system in miniature
    • the large planetary system must have arisen. Although it is usually
    • good man usually forgets that the miniature planetary system could
    • ordering of matter in the cosmos, so that the individual planetary
    • movements of the planetary spheres that form a correlated system —
    • temperature on the seventh day of pneumonia, but their explanation of
    • bringing it to birth again. You are laying down the plan or basis for
    • your system of thought, as once the gods laid down the plan for the
    • At present he is acquiring what we can see to be the ground plan of
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    • accustomed to time being absolute, like it is on the physical plane.
    • planted in our soul remains in it and does not leave it. We are born
    • planted in him want to come to expression. But let us assume it has
    • the father of pharmacy about the healing forces in the plants and
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    • him not from below, from the centre of the planet, but from the side.
    • who were too exposed to the influences of the sun, were like plants:
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    • compare it with that of the plant. We know that the plant only has
    • within it. The plant emerges from the seed, forms its physical body,
    • is all that the plant has in addition. Now we have seen that man's
    • plant, after reaching its puberty, cannot give birth to an astral
    • body, for it has none. Therefore the plant has nothing further to
    • and then dies. Why? Because it is a creature which, like a plant, has
    • respect man, animal and plant develop in a similar way until puberty.
    • Then the plant has nothing else to develop in the physical world, and
    • be born; but the ego is not there, it is on the astral plane.
    • taking a fully developed plant, for instance a lily of the valley.
    • Here you have the plant before you in another form, as a small seed.
    • I have the plant in front of me as a seed and there as a fully grown
    • plant. But I could not have the seed in front of me if it had not
    • plant filled with an etheric body, a body consisting of streams of
    • physical body of the plant and does not differ from it very much. But
    • successive states of a plant. During evolution the spiritual
    • the plant. In the plant we can speak of involution and evolution, but
    • human development. Because the plant always passes through involution
    • and evolution, every new plant is an exact repetition of the last
    • it is not the same with man as it is with the plant. Each evolution
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    • the planetary spheres after death depend upon moral and religious
    • inevitable on the physical plane, namely, the time factor. Hence I
    • living on the physical plane to the spiritual worlds has changed from
    • If, on the physical plane, something is to be brought about by us, we
    • tranquillity corresponds to busy activity on the physical plane. The
    • less we bestir ourselves on the physical plane, the less we can bring
    • in life on the physical plane has its counterpart in the spiritual
    • to envisage it. For just as man on the physical plane needs a brain
    • now, to agitate in the way that is customary on the physical plane
    • by busy activity on the physical plane, but primarily by having some
    • the physical plane it is really only in the domain of artistic
    • plane? Everyone is aware that with the exception of certain spheres
    • of the physical plane, objects present themselves to us from morning
    • cloud of visions. But just as on the physical plane we know that the
    • spiritual plane we know that the ‘vision’ comes from the
    • through this period after death. Here on the physical plane it may,
    • possible to compensate for what has happened. On the physical plane
    • significance of his relation to the physical plane than he was able
    • soul in earthly life are corrected. On the physical plane errors are
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    • only from the planetary spheres after death. Particular qualities
    • of the astral body from the other planetary spheres.
    • is implanted in the physical body, etheric body and astral body and
    • human being expands, quite literally expands, into all the planetary
    • planetary worlds. How does he succeed or fail in this respect?
    • on Earth — not when they have implanted it in the souls of
    • drawn from the other planetary spheres.
    • with other planetary spheres. It is indeed a fact that at that time
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    • become reality on the physical plane exist as forces and effects in
    • The relation of the soul to the body. Analogy of the plant and its
    • plane, who had established some relationship with the dead, who
    • up from the physical plane is something that can be a factor in
    • the physical plane. If for some justifiable reason or, let us say,
    • expresses itself as Ego-consciousness on the physical plane.
    • physical plane? At the present time the possibility of this is very
    • slight because on the physical plane human beings live for the most
    • the physical plane exist as forces and effects behind the physical
    • plane that stream down upon us but also the measureless abundance of
    • certain way, so that they do not manifest on the physical plane.
    • best, the plant can teach it to you.” We look at the plant
    • plant from the sun and the stars has been withdrawn. But it is what
    • forces which cause the organs of the plant to fold up limply when
    • in the plant by cosmic forces is brought about in the human being by
    • to relax and his eyelids to close like the plant when it draws in its
    • organism. What the sun does to the plant, the Ego and astral body do
    • to the organs of the human being. Hence we can say: the plant's body
    • same effect upon him as the sun has upon the plant.
    • into the conditions prevailing in the Cosmos. The plant is still
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    • region which receives forces radiated from the planet known in occult
    • sit in their offices and work out the project with the help of plans
    • more worked from plans than the beaver does today when with such
    • the physical stars implanted in a mighty spiritual Being whom they
    • now, turning from the more remote worlds of stars to the planets,
    • someone has knowledge of Saturn or Mars or other planetary sphere and
    • can follow its functions in our planetary system, this leads to
    • utterances were an enumeration of the individual planetary Spirits
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    • of existence the soul of a man has to pass through the planetary
    • planetary spheres. Since the last death, every soul incarnated on the
    • evolution. Whenever we pass into a planetary sphere after death —
    • enough into the spiritual nature of other planets and planetary
    • eliminating from the conception of space and the planetary system
    • planetary spiritual life to the spiritual life of cosmic worlds.
    • order to work at the head of the evolution of that planet. It is no
    • planet where the forces are involved in most bitter strife. The
    • planet where the most belligerent forces are present, although these
    • physical incarnation. But in accordance with the great Plan designed
    • they are servants of the Gods — in accordance with this Plan,
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    • connected with the planetary sphere of Mars and because the human
    • the planetary stages of Old Saturn, Old Sun and Old Moon.
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    • from which it is evident that on the physical plane too, between
    • Greeks who lived a fully satisfying life on the physical plane; but
    • in that sphere because they are active here, on the physical plane,
    • earlier times Mars was said to be the planet of warlike traits, it is
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    • past live on in the present mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, just
    • evolution. Mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom are,
    • period. When a man looks at the mineral, plant or animal kingdoms, he
    • applies to the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms in outer nature.
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms or in the external aspects of the
    • plant and animal existence.
    • with the aim of implanting into these ancestors qualities that were
    • be part of life in the physical body, they must have been implanted
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    • the functions of the planetary spheres. Experiences of the soul after
    • earthly life. Passage through the planetary spheres. Quotation from
    • functions of the several planets. It is now a matter of harmonising
    • as the fourth region of Spiritland already extends beyond our planetary
    • Earth is still the same as that of the planetary system. There is
    • experienced even within the outermost planetary sphere, the Saturn
    • on Earth came forth. But all the planetary spheres also came forth
    • planetary spheres were not in the state in which they exist today.
    • planetary spheres develop into what they now are. Everything that
    • is more than all that is contained in the planetary spheres,
    • of the spiritual world than do the planetary spheres. For these
    • planetary spheres are a product of what took place when Old Moon
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    • explanation of the deepening of thought at that time be found. Only
    • On this physical plane there is no need to be aware,
    • physical plane. We are persuaded that in no previous age and among no
    • considerations today as offering an explanation of anything. The more
    • you feel that what I have told you is not an explanation; the more
    • explanation of what we have heard, but the setting out of a riddle,
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    • shows us the spreading of Christianity on the physical plane. We must
    • look behind the physical plane at the spiritual conflict whereby the
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    • anthroposophical explanations. I mean the Jesus in whom lived the Ego
    • the other planets (with the exception of one principal human pair who
    • gone away to other planets. But we know also that the evolution of
    • planetary existence into evolution on Earth, there to encounter the
    • planets into physical bodies, the development of their senses would
    • planetary abodes and assume bodies on Earth, and that after that
    • influences, the souls descending from the planets would have found no
    • the path down from the planets to the Earth, but had remained behind,
    • seven planets, as they used to be called. The planetary forces worked
    • Sun-Spirit — this Being went from planet to planet, touched in
    • planets, that at a certain time during the Atlantean evolution the
    • it became possible for moderation to be implanted in the vital organs
    • order; not, however, from all the planets, but only from Sun, Moon
    • Jesus-Being while that Being was journeying round the planets. From
    • this arose that science of planetary activities which comes before us
    • exoterically; it arose because the moderating of planetary influence
    • see in Hellenism a reflection of planetary spirits who had as it were
    • Christ journeyed from planet to planet and on each planet became one
    • Mercury, the one later called Hermes. In the Greek planetary gods
    • super-sensible worlds had made of the planetary beings who were imbued
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    • plant kingdom, the laurel has a strong connection with meteorological
    • conditions. It is shaped and built out of Meteorology. Another plant
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    • cannot be ascribed to a blind cause, and since the planets themselves
    • animal body. Plants are its hair; metals are its veins; the waters of
    • of all these movements and functions are implanted by God the Creator
    • “The planets and their aspects have influence on
    • universal harmony. And all the planets are ensouled.
    • cannot be ascribed to a blind cause, and since the planets themselves
    • the earth a complete analogy with the parts of an animal body. Plants
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    • something that was first implanted in us during the Saturn period,
    • lives on the physical plane: for seven years he develops the physical
    • plane, so do we see the ancient Sun still radiate into the earthly
    • man's development on the physical plane from birth to death so
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    • The Spiritual Individualities of the Planets
    • Planets and their Characteristics. It is
    • Planets and their Characteristics. It is
    • SPIRITUAL INDIVIDUALITIES OF THE PLANETS
    • I want to add to what has previously been said some explanation of
    • think only of the modern conception of the planetary system: that it
    • various planetary bodies were dispersed. The speculations derived
    • If the whole planetary system is comprised in the picture of a
    • Initiation-science we must again learn to realise that our planetary
    • characters of the several planets.
    • We will think, to begin with, of the planet nearest the Earth, the
    • planet with whose history the Earth's history — though only in
    • outermost planet of our system, Uranus and Neptune having been added
    • in our planetary system, raying his own being into the
    • he is reveals itself gradually as a kind of memory of the planetary
    • planetary system and has faithfully preserved it in his cosmic
    • like a kaleidoscopic memory of our planetary system. As a faithful
    • informant concerning what has come to pass in the planetary system,
    • planetary system. Nor does he withhold the stories he can tell of
    • what has come to pass in the planetary system. In this respect Saturn
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    • kind: If spiritual science gives this or that explanation concerning
    • common, here, in the physical world; plans and hopes for the future
    • repeated lives on earth. In fact, my explanations in connection with
    • with the explanations which I have frequently given in regard to
    • poet, wrote in his notebook (but he did not carry out his plan) that
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    • plant-world and with the animal. But the greater part, by far, of
    • sun to its associated planetary system. Our etheric body with its
    • kind of planetary system — by the other elemental beings. This
    • of forces, engendered by this sun-planetary system which we have left
    • us in the way they long to do. They cannot properly transplant
    • living on the physical plane. And this is absolutely true. Notably as
    • grandfather and repeat them out of memory on the physical plane. That
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    • go through the mineral, plant, animal and human worlds right up to
    • lot more. So counting them as one would on the physical plane is no
    • pertains to the plant, animal and human world will pass over to the
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    • Explanations have often been given in our
    • Since we live on the physical plane, it is natural to speak in that
    • the environment of the earth, including the planets and the fixed
    • during our life here, upon the physical plane. During our life upon
    • the physical plane we cannot look back as far as the hour of our
    • experience upon the physical plane in a living and hearty manner
    • Gods; it forms part of that woof which the Gods use for their plan
    • another aspect. After our preceding explanation, we can now advance
    • when we enter the physical plane.
    • physical plane.
    • On the physical plane we encounter human beings so that
    • completely on to the physical plane.
    • their physical bodies here on the physical plane are handed over to
    • accordance with the plan and resolution of the Gods who follow
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    • intellectual knowledge — bound to the physical plane.
    • plane, who are received by another world, remain united with us, as
    • here on the physical plane are sometimes so strong in opposition to
    • fact visible even from the physical plane, we find it to be
    • plane, we shall have considered it, in reality, in a very inadequate
    • of what it is, if you consider the experiences on the physical plane.
    • planet which he is leaving. It is a very great experience, an
    • — of that which we carried here on the physical plane —
    • events here on the physical plane.
    • This is why it has so beneficent an effect upon us, as the plant's
    • the universal plan — at the same time, it really is more
    • without any proofs or detailed explanations — these you must
    • plane, that it was not at all so long ago that men were able, by
    • themselves, even externally, on the physical plane that evolution
    • early age, before the ordinary span of life on the physical plane has
    • and sorrowful events taking place on the physical plane, here in
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    • to meet our explanations with a certain amount of good-will; for were
    • astral body was implanted during the Moon-existence, and in a still
    • body was implanted, and finally the physical body during the Saturn
    • him to-day, implanted first as a germ and then perfected further.
    • Jupiter, the following stage of evolution of our earth planet, and
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    • foolish to-day to doubt the existence of the animal, plant and
    • of the animals, plants and minerals; so that we may say, we must
    • plants or animals. Think that instead of this, their vision, which is
    • here, upon this physical plane, the individual human beings must
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    • You have here the explanation as to why the race is that which can be
    • of Form who let the forces of our earth planet set to work at the
    • the earth planet, those Spirits whose greatest interest is to make
    • created on our earth planet, through the mysterious co-operation of
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    • our earth to form itself into just such a planet as it now is. The
    • state of flux. No part of the planet would then be able to be at
    • planet by radiations from within, from the centre. We may therefore
    • say: our planet is so constituted, that the Spirits of Will or
    • understand our planet in this way: Where its boundaries of air and
    • our planet as the water or dry land, — there a surface is
    • that when we look towards the centre of our planet, we may say: There
    • have upon our planet, in earth, water, air and fire, the Beings of
    • activity and see how they work in our earth planet, how they form it
    • alter from one planetary condition to another, to define what was the
    • was the great mission of Saturn to give will, to implant the forces
    • and of inner will, a special planetary mission was necessary. The
    • whole world of the hierarchies had to cause a planet to come into
    • Earth-planet the mission of bringing about the perfect equilibrium of
    • Thus our planet is the planet of Love, and therefore
    • mission of equilibrium which belongs to our earth-planet is therefore
    • the working of Love outside our earth-planet; and we have been able
    • visible on the astral plane, are the Spirits who in a sense lead
    • Spirits of Motion, and who appear on the astral plane as hideous,
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    • These have their centre in the other five planets, speaking of the
    • planets in the old way. You must therefore seek for the centre of
    • centered in the several planets. From this we see, that through these
    • and more clearly, you find in these five planets the forces which
    • centered in the several Planetary Spirits (with the exception of the
    • call by the names which we take from the live planets, whereas the
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    • I must add something in parenthesis, by way of explanation.
    • the material scientists of the present day give the same explanation
    • of death in animal and plant bodies as it does in that of man. These
    • mingles into human knowledge as error. In man on the physical plane,
    • To the Scandinavians, who still dwelt more upon the astral plane,
    • astral being and lived as such upon the astral plane.
    • physical plane, just as one now alternates between waking and
    • having a God offered him, who had descended to the physical plane in
    • plane, might also be able to ascend to divine co-consciousness. It
    • kingdom of the heavens has descended even here to the physical plane,
    • even if ye are not able to rise above the physical plane; understand
    • importance, viz., ‘This stepping out on to the physical plane,
    • on the physical plane was a time of transition.
    • into himself the teachings implanted in him by Odin, who came to him
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    • what is there to be seen on the physical plane, and of perfecting
    • that which has to play a part on that plane. The Germanic
    • into that which had to be arranged on the physical plane.
    • physical plane at one bound, as it were, before the birth of the
    • plane, that which was necessary for its well-being there. This was
    • Higher Feelings, and the Spiritual Soul on the physical plane. That
    • to be placed on the plane of the world's history.
    • physical plane.
    • Folk-spirit, with our various planes or worlds, through which we
    • concepts which characterize this fifth plane or spiritual world are
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    • various planets of our system, and who at the end of the Lemurian and
    • of the atmosphere, out of planetary life, to unite themselves with
    • in a conception implanted in the Scandinavian Germanic mythology. The
    • by the human souls coming down from the planetary spheres.
    • time ascended to planetary heights, and who during the Atlantean
    • descended from planetary heights with that which proceeded from the
    • them to develop further, upon the physical plane, those old forces
    • soul-forces, which then can carry into the physical plane what had
    • makes it possible for man to manifest on the physical plane that for
    • which express themselves on the physical plane, then it must be
    • has been implanted, inoculated into the thoughts and feelings of this
    • which, in its development on the physical plane, connects itself on
    • be able to perceive from the physical plane that which could formerly
    • only be seen from higher planes in the Mystery Schools.
    • can be seen perceptively from the physical plane, as it will be seen
    • everything from the physical plane; it was therefore necessary that
    • they should also be able to see Christ on the physical plane, to have
    • news of Him there, and to testify to His power on that plane. But
    • humanity. It took place on the physical plane because at that time
    • the forces of man were adjusted to the physical plane. But those
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    • understanding. Even the life of the plant remains enigmatical; still more so
    • grasp the real nature of plant or animal, and least of all that of the human
    • dealing with the time when the human souls ascended to the planets and
    • mineral nature of plant, animal and man. Materialists revel in such thoughts
    • nature, the crudely material nature in the minerals, plants and animals, nay
    • and the plant kingdoms, and possessed of an overwhelming power of intellect.
    • plant-existence, but possessed of overpowering wisdom. These spidery creatures
    • spider-like creatures, half-mineral, half-plant, interweaving with masterly
    • half-plantlike creatures. He will have to live together with these spider-like
    • in the mineral kingdom itself or in the kingdoms of plant, animal and man. Even
    • when applied to the plant kingdom, science must become a form of art, and still
    • driven down into an order of existence lower than that of the plants, into the
    • of plant-life and the theories that were evolved during the nineteenth century
    • nothing to do with the true nature of the plants — can awaken no real
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    • then sought to do for the interpretation and explanation of the
    • sense than are physical facts. If a plant grows, and develops blossom
    • and fruit, a new plant again develops out of the seed; and when we have
    • plant within it, and that a new plant arises from the g-germ.
    • earth-life. And just as truly as the plant-seed develops a new plant,
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    • details, for example in the leaf and flower of the plant. And the way
    • in which he built up for himself a picture of the plant-form and
    • enables the roots of the plants to thrive. The seeds become roots and
    • growth begins. So when we see a plant growing this year it is actually
    • root of a plant, or even at parts of the leaves, we have before us
    • what is the previous Summer in the plant. It is only in the blossom
    • unfolding of the plant we still have the previous year and the
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    • and the plant its earlier form, the progress of humanity shows this
    • to Rome in 1505 to discuss with Julius II the plans for his tomb, and
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    • His Spiritual Connection with the Planet Earth
    • Erdplaneten und der Sternenwelt. Der Mensch in
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    • The explanations which I gave you yesterday on the path which the
    • were, so to speak, far more similar to the plant nature, whereas the
    • With their living, plant-like body, the Egyptians perceived the plant
    • Many an instinctive knowledge concerning the plant world can be
    • the Graeco-Latin epoch, man's living plant-like body died;
    • already in ancient Greece this living, plant-like body had more or
    • for a knowledge of the plant world. This man is Goethe. By
    • the living process of plants, Goethe appears to us as the
    • entitled: “An ATTEMPT to explain the metamorphosis of plants,”
    • plant in its process of growth, not as something dead and finished,
    • concepts. The explanations which I gave you yesterday and the day
    • applied to Central Europe, but these explanations were not taken as
    • more plant-like character. But if it were now to fall back into this
    • plant-like condition, it would grow ill — ulcerous growths,
    • explanations on the most important facts of life in a few abstract
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    • consider what lies nearest to us, the earthly plane.
    • pervaded by the growing life of plants. Imaginative knowledge
    • the plants grow out of the soil. But it is otherwise when we
    • plants grow in such a way that their roots are outside and grow
    • freeze up the vegetation or spiritual plant growth which arises
    • explanations repeatedly given in recent lectures.
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    • beyond the comprehensive expression of what has been implanted in his
    • know that spiritual science shows how our earth-planet, upon which
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    • It is different on the intellectual plane. Here we can
    • constructed by the intellect — no plant can grow from it. This
    • real root grows a real plant; and from a real knowledge, whereby man
    • action. From the root of spiritual knowledge springs the plant of the
    • our study of the plant, of the animal and of the human being,
    • to see his life as the working out of a plan; he recognises how, when
    • the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms we begin to behold beings,
    • This plan made it possible for the several fields of
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    • accurately distinguish the colours, and so forth, of plants; but it
    • our actual connection with plants and human connections in the fourth
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    • contemplate the germination and growth of a plant. This meditation works
    • the growth forces of the plant itself.
    • We look at a plant: it is green and its
    • the plant as it grows and unfolds its blossoms. This thinking follows how
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    • meaning still in this plan of a movable time for the Easter festival. It
    • spiritual reality. They did not see merely trees, or merely plants, but
    • together with the trees, and together with the plants they saw something spiritual.
    • by the nebula and its densifications, plants, animals and also man have
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    • plane of discussion. What was the real, practical point? I will
    • must include a far wider horizon in our studies of the life of plant
    • plant and animal.
    • animal life it is less so; plant life, an the other hand, is still to
    • understand plant life unless we bear in mind that everything which
    • himself. To the plant world, however, it applies in the highest
    • other planets of our planetary system. In an old instinctive science
    • wherein the Sun was reckoned among the planets, they had this
    • astronomical explanations I will now speak of this planetary life,
    • and of that in the planetary life which is connected with the earthly
    • aspect of the Earth with its plant-growth. (The plant-growth is
    • earthly environment. In that case our plants would all have more or
    • all plants would have the form of the cactus, which strikes us as
    • should have plants with very thin stems — plants, to a large
    • would provide practically no nourishment. Plant-life in the form in
    • distant planets, the planets beyond the Sun — Mars,
    • Jupiter and Saturn. That which proceeds from these distant plants
    • influences the life of plants via the silicious and kindred
    • substances into the plant and also into the animal life of the Earth.
    • On the other hand, from all that is represented by the planets
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    • farm, and the plants themselves grow upward in the belly of the farm.
    • plants, along with us, receive their outer warmth and air, and even
    • — works upon plant-growth in the same way in which our head
    • planets near the Earth” extend their influences to all
    • distant planets — those that revolve outside the circuit of the
    • Earth. Thus, so far as plant-growth is concerned, we must look for
    • growth of plants, works not directly — not by direct radiation
    • growth of plants — are in reality cosmic influences rayed back
    • growth of plants. (We shall take plant-growth to begin with, and
    • soil. What the plant-roots experience in the soil depends in no small
    • wherever we are studying plant growth, we should be clear in the
    • For those plants in which the root-nature as such is important, we
    • must also be able to be led upward through the plant. It must flow
    • silicious soil, according as we have to plant it with one form of
    • kind of external “digestion.” For plant-growth, in
    • Saturn. For the plant, we may describe the one kind as
    • relation to plant growth, what happens in the minerals at this time
    • is most of all indifferent, or neutral. That is to say, the plants at
    • forces that are particularly important for plant-growth.
    • especially effective for plant-growth. The practical question is:
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    • not play the first and foremost part in the life of plants.
    • Nevertheless, to understand plant-life it is of the first importance
    • united with her in plant and animal protein, in a way that is not yet
    • carbon. (The application of these matters to plant-life will
    • building up the plant-body out of its peculiar conditions. Then the
    • Whatever in Nature is formed and shaped be it the form of the plant
    • of the plant, or again, building the form in man, which passes away
    • man is not plant, but man. He has the faculty, time and again to
    • need. In plants, the carbon is present in a very different way. To a
    • certain degree it is fastened — even in annual plants —
    • or, as in plants, it is a carbon-frame-work more or less hard and
    • or the cosmic spiritual Being which is working in the plants. Observe
    • Everywhere — in the animal kingdom and in the plant and even in
    • in the life of plants and animals, and so on.
    • of plants. The plant as it stands before us in the soul has only a
    • all hands. The plant would never blossom if the astral did not touch
    • do) nevertheless, the plant must be touched by the astral from
    • sympathetic feeling if the right plants are there for the given soil.
    • in the previous lectures: how the planets, Saturn, Sun, Moon, etc.,
    • have an influence on the formation and life of plants. You might say,
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    • phrase: “Manure contains the necessary foodstuffs for the plants.”
    • living substance, is always on the way to become plant-integument. It
    • only does not go far enough in the process to become such plant-integument
    • form of evolution — is gathered up around the plant so as to enclose
    • to become inwardly alive — akin to the plant-nature. Now the same
    • “hollowed upward” to surround the plant with its ethereal
    • between that which is contained within the contours of the plant and
    • the plant. The actual life is continued, especially from the roots of
    • the plant, into the surrounding soil. For many plants there is absolutely
    • no hard and fast line between the life within the plant and the life
    • To manure the earth is to make it alive, so that the plant may not be
    • to achieve all that is necessary up to the fruiting process. The plant
    • all plant-growth has this slightly parasitic quality. It grows like
    • the assistance of plant-growth by manuring the earth. We need to do
    • plant-organism — is predestined not to give off smell,
    • the helpful effect of a fragrant aromatic meadow, full of plants with
    • from without upon the plants.
    • the earth-kingdom to which it must be carried — under the plant,
    • where the plant-soil has to be. This is our task, and we must fulfil
    • to bring to life the earth-element itself. Plants, therefore, which
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    • out of which the plant grows and which surrounds the roots, is in itself
    • plant-life in the earth itself.
    • this common life — common to the Earth and all plant-growth—nor
    • good in planting them or breeding them. (Indeed, we might often do more
    • element — the water. Now for a firm and sound plant-structure
    • the soil if plant-growth is to prosper there. Silicic acid, on the other
    • in this category — “have for plant-life at most the value
    • of stimulants or irritants. One may stimulate the plants with them,
    • do not treat the plants as madly as they would do if they really followed
    • and most tenuous dilution. Moreover, the plants need them just as much
    • silicic acid — these substances the plants suck upward from the
    • and raying outward in the proper way, what the plants need in this respect.
    • These influences need to be absorbed into the growth of the plant, if
    • and delicate condition, the plant builds up its body in the configuration
    • give them to the plants. No, the point is that we should add living
    • plant than the mere substance-forces or substances. Though we might
    • still be of no use for plant-growth, unless by a proper manuring process
    • we endowed the plant itself which the power to receive into its body
    • vitality to the soil from which the plants are springing.
    • found in the same way in any other plant.
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    • gained into plant-growth, and into animal Formations too. Aphoristically
    • ideas that relate to harmful plants and animals and to what are commonly
    • called plant diseases. These things can only be studied in concrete
    • me deal with weeds and harmful plants in general. We are not so much
    • the problem, how to rid a given field or area of plants which we do
    • a weed has just as much right to grow as a plant which we find useful.
    • between the forces that are there in the growth of plants — forces
    • earth and then work from the earth upon plant-growth. As I said, the
    • there planets, but by the round-about way of the Earth) — these
    • daughter-plant after the mother-plant and so on in succession. While
    • on the other hand, in all that the plant derives from the surrounding
    • and potentialities which the more distant planets transmit to the air,
    • near planets are influenced by the chalk-or limestone-workings
    • hand. So it has come about: far and wide, the vine plantations
    • in the earth in this way causes the plants to bring forth what grows
    • plant arises, and a third, and so on. Once more then: everything that
    • of the distant planets. Diagrammatically we can draw it thus: it represents
    • all that is transformed in the plant so that it spreads out and expands
    • in the surrounding circle. Here therefore we have what makes the plant look
    • planets.
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    • occurring in Nature (minerals, plants, animals — we will leave
    • one generally considers a single plant by itself. Then, from the single
    • plant, one proceeds to consider a plant-species by itself; and other
    • plant-species beside it. So it is all prettily pigeonholed into species
    • the life, together on the farm, of plant and animal. Here again, we
    • around the plant-world during a certain reason of the year. Moreover,
    • plant or cereal. Indeed, this would apply to any tree — it is
    • at it with understanding, we must include in the plant-nature of the
    • this grows out of the tree, as the herbaceous plant grows out of the
    • out of which our herbaceous plants and cereals spring forth.
    • plant grows forth. Leaves, flowers and fruit grow out of this; they
    • are the real plant—rooted in the trunk and branches of the tree,
    • as the herbaceous plants and cereals are rooted in the Earth.
    • question will at once arise: Is this “plant” which grows
    • say: This plant which grows on the tree — unfolding up there its
    • flowers and leaves and Stems — has lost its roots. But a plant
    • ask ourselves: Where is the root of this plant?
    • I were to plant in the soil a whole number of herbaceous plants, very
    • for these plants (Diagram 15).
    • all my plants. Down there, all the roots coalesce, until they form a
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    • short time, I want to add a few more explanations to complete what I
    • remember the outcome of our last lecture. The plant, as we saw, has
    • more or less, by a kind of astral cloud. The plant itself does not reach
    • see into the process, you will readily observe in any plant or other
    • to yourselves how we manure the plant. We bring the manure from outside
    • to the plant root. That is to say, we bring Ego to the root
    • of the plant. Let us draw the plant in its entirety (Diagram 19). Down
    • with the manure, the Ego-potentiality of the plant develops.
    • dung, and the Same Ego-forces will cause the plant in its turn to grow
    • much as possible within this mutual interplay and your plants
    • for our farm. Or again, we must take care to plant what the animals
    • the plant — that is, to the organism of the fodder. Let us first
    • plant, and afterwards gathers-in its ray-like force in concentration.
    • by long and thin-stalked plants, left simply to their own development
    • into the soil, or from the plant into the animal.
    • use plants which draw the fruiting process — the process that
    • or leguminous plants notably the various kinds of clover. In the clover-substance,
    • of the plant. Plants have a property which endeared them especially
    • to Goethe. The plant always has throughout its body the inherent potentiality
    • of its specialised parts. For most plants, we put into the earth that
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    • plants and animals, etc. Man is a fusion of everything
    • attention was drawn down to the physical plane. But
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    • plane, might never flee, but must calmly await death, the death that they
    • if the path to their goal had been implanted in them automatically. And now
    • French Revolution that they believed in the physical plane alone. It may be
    • Revolution were conscious only of the physical plane.
    • plane, Brotherhood is a right and true thing. Freedom Man can acquire only in
    • mankind had passed the moment in the Lemurian time when it implanted into it,
    • or received implanted into it, the forces that go through the wire today in
    • and that was the time when he implanted into himself the principle of
    • implanted into himself from the cosmos the principle of electricity. There
    • you have the explanation of how it came about that Galvani discovered
    • the principle of electricity was implanted into Man, and Man was led back
    • implanted it into his materialistic civilization. Of immeasurable depth is
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    • consciousness is entirely supplanted by a pathological consciousness.
    • Let us go to an architect who will draw us a plan in this or in that
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    • of his fear. This is the real explanation for materialism. As
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    • plant, and see first the green leaves developing, then the calyx, and
    • In the planet's lap.
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    • speak of our part of the world) at the time when all plants have
    • to the plant world.
    • must regard the plant world, in the first place, as an independent
    • entity in reference to the Earth. That the whole plant world is an
    • can equally speak of a consciousness of the whole plant world which
    • of plant consciousness, we must always speak of it as regards certain
    • plant world, for we are apt to look on our waking consciousness as
    • good in respect to the plant world. We know that the plant world
    • plant world is awake. Thus we speak of all plant life on Earth as a
    • whole; and this plant life, as a whole, has a
    • part of the Earth the plant consciousness is asleep, and in depth of
    • mineral earth, and the general plant consciousness — are always
    • mineral things and events of the Earth and the whole plant world have
    • to-day as we shall those of the plant consciousness, which we realise
    • think of plants, animals, air, rivers, mountains, etc. Just as with
    • that of the plants. These are not able to think so much as the Earth
    • can. The thinking consciousness of the plants — not of
    • individual plants, but of the whole united plant-world — is a
    • present season. Plant consciousness is now one with the whole
    • consciousness of the Earth, and because the plant consciousness
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    • planetary Spirit of the Earth, the Spirit by whom the Earth's
    • shaped our planet, who have built the bodies in which we live
    • lightning and thunder, whose expressions are the plants and
    • pictures of minerals, animals or plants but of
    • In later ages he lived more and more on the physical plane,
    • world. In the days of Atlantis, sight on the physical plane
    • on the astral plane when by night he enjoyed the bliss of
    • As the physical plane
    • grew clearer, man's vision on the spiritual planes grew dim. But
    • of a plant; see how this seed develops into a plant. It grows,
    • observes the plant in this way can say to himself: I look
    • the seed of a new plant; the blossom forms itself into a new
    • seeds even as the forces of the seed from which the plant has
    • plant, something that has, it is true, issued from the
    • you must labour on the physical plane, when it will seem as
    • their life was now lived on the physical plane and they
    • relationship with the physical plane, could only regard it as
    • conditions on the physical plane had not the Rishis, filled
    • see in the blossom the seed of the new plant. But as truly as
    • the following way. — ‘Look at the plant. It grows
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    • The Gulf Between a Causal Explanation of Nature
    • uniform explanation of the world, simply out of a desire for
    • boundaries of the world-all, the contemporary explanation of
    • plant and animal life. Then we do not look to a heat death (an idea
    • the causal explanation of nature finds in its domain no place in the
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    • on the physical plane and during the course of the present
    • super-sensible connection with the astral plane. Our sympathies and
    • it was the forces of the physical plane that exercised the strongest
    • such magnificent expression on the physical plane. Conditions in that
    • Christ on the physical plane in a physical body. In our own, fifth
    • experience the Christ Being in an etheric form on the astral plane,
    • just as in the fourth epoch Christ was visible on the physical plane
    • months, or perhaps years, he wakens on the astral plane, in Kamaloka.
    • attained only on the physical plane, the qualification for meeting
    • the physical plane. A Buddha is first a Bodhisattva, but he rises to
    • physical plane. Hence during the next three thousand years men will
    • understanding of Christ possible on the physical plane, and then the
    • physical plane we have acquired the power to behold Him. Let us
    • planet Earth. What is physical in our Earth falls away at the end of
    • Jupiter condition, the next planetary embodiment of the Earth.
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    • that takes us from planimetry, stereometry, etc., whereas reality
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    • planes that they determine). In this way we obtain a geometrical
    • the dimensions; in the second is the plane of the extended arms and
    • the whole cosmos: formed plastically from without by “planes of
    • equatorial plane; we are led to earth's environment. If we want to
    • nonsense. He includes the whole earth in his explanation of the
    • body; we find it first in the plant kingdom. Animals have a body of
    • formative forces; man also. But the plant's is very different from
    • artistic sculptor and expected to give plastic shape to plant forms.
    • One cannot give a form to plants; one can only indicate their
    • movements in some vague way. One cannot shape plants plastically.
    • Just imagine a rose, or any other plant with a long stalk,
    • plastic shape of a plant, one thinks instinctively of its body of
    • formative forces; and this is within the plant, as is its physical
    • body, but directly expressed. Nature sets the plant before us as a
    • plant would be bungling botchwork in face of what Nature herself
    • produces in the physical and formative-force bodies of a plant. One
    • must simply let the plant be as it is — or contemplate it with
    • a sculptor's mind, as Goethe did in his morphology of plants.
    • a plant has an etheric body, created for it from out of the cosmos. It
    • is finished. I cannot re-shape it. The plant is a plastic work of art
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    • plant will live on the plant of next year. Within man are the seeds
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    • then be implanted in the being of man ... Ahriman is acquainted
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    • stones, in the plants, in animals and in physical man, was still
    • in the stone, in the plant, in the animals, and in physical man —
    • thoughts that live in stones and plants, were once the thoughts of
    • the Divine Being who created stones and plants? But if I see in
    • thoughts and ideas mere names which man gives to stones and plants, I
    • into the stones and plants and animals, then my thoughts follow the
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    • these must have been the days chosen to implant the Christ-Impulse
    • days of peace, when the truths which we have implanted into our souls
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    • find these ethical ideas by contemplating the plant-world, the
    • already know from the explanations which have recently been given
    • in which we investigate plants, animals, and their evolution.
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    • metamorphosis of plants, the metamorphosis of animals, the
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    • the possibility to advance from the physical plane into the
    • of explanation, ‘the class-type was far more familiar
    • saw no longer the ordinary world of the physical plane around
    • which a man who only knows the outer physical plane has no
    • physical plane which I have around me here is great, and the
    • and on, he comes into the region of the seven Planets. He is
    • the seven Planets
    • planets while with the last portion of his soul's being he
    • planets, he still remains in the body with a portion, as it
    • planets, and through them the higher Hierarchies, circle on
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    • planetary embodiments of the Earth; and the starting-point
    • circle, receiving its form from the Zodiac and the planets. A
    • planets. This has been referred to from other points of view.
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    • could be planted a knowledge to be imparted to men concerning
    • physical matter, with the outer physical plane. But we must
    • with the world of the outer physical plane. But this Ego that
    • interwoven with the physical plane even before there is any
    • the physical plane itself I can confirm that there were
    • deepest depth on the physical plane, that the Christ Impulse
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    • therefore a world that has implanted in him the thirst for existence
    • true meaning of human life may again and again be implanted in him,
    • world. He passed from plant to plant, from mineral to mineral,
    • explanation of the origin of existence he turned naturally to
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    • the facts of modern science no longer justify the general explanation
    • a question of concrete explanation or concrete thought, even these
    • Spirit when our explanation is based upon the atomic theory —
    • mind and spirit can give explanations other than the atomic
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    • planets, then the heavens of the fixed stars, conceived from time
    • Zodiac. Man standing on the Earth sees the planets and the fixed
    • farther from the earth, he gradually comes to see the planets as well
    • the Cosmos — the planetary world farther from you now, the
    • have the planetary sphere singing to you in vowels — singing
    • of the planetary sphere with soul from the consonants. Picture it to
    • stars at rest, and behind it the wandering planets. Whenever a planet
    • planet passes on from Aries to Taurus, a different world of sound
    • rings forth. But behind it there follows, let us say, another planet:
    • cosmic instrument of music, while from behind it our planetary Gods
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    • Science — man directs to stone, plant, animal, to clouds,
    • gathering clouds, in lightning, thunder, in stone, plant and
    • plants has spread abroad in the form of a pure science of Nature. It
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    • in a stone, a plant, or an animal, either as colours in the sphere of
    • to become sensory reality in the same way in which a plant's seed
    • explanation of Nature set out along a path that really unites it with
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    • the right-hand side to the central plane of symmetry. For any
    • comparatively easy to realise — if this be the plane of
    • of the two hands is brought about in the plane of
    • in the plane. Thus the world of Feeling is in reality spread out,
    • experiences it only in the plane which as a plane of section would
    • three-dimensional will he projects on to a plane in
    • The plane has two dimensions, but it has no
    • ‘space.’ Take any plane in the outer world —
    • has a certain thickness. But an actual plane, though it is in
    • and you become the plane in the middle. And when you are the central
    • plane, and like a conscious painter you record your inner experiences
    • on this plane, then you begin to understand why the real world of
    • indeed experience this plane-quality, this surface-quality of
    • gradually to perceive our plane of symmetry, so too we can learn to
    • no longer spatial in itself. For the mere plane — the
    • plane, whereby it feels itself. And the plane in turn strives to
    • plane and line as an inwardly living form. It
    • the cloud into the plane, and then to elongate into the line.
    • Imagine the plane that becomes a line and then a plane again and then
    • plane line; line, plane, cloud, and so on. Only so
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    • to open perspectives into the very coming-into-being of our planet,
    • conclusions concerning the way in which our planet may have
    • of the animal kingdom, from plants which, carried away by the waters
    • animals and plants within it. But we must not imagine that the
    • plant-life, and that in the deeper layers we come to fossil remains
    • plant-kingdoms. We then come, as it were, to the lowest layers of the
    • primitive and simple forms of animal- and plant-life gradually
    • experienced this as the echo of a primeval quiescence of our planet
    • planet, that even the oldest strata are alluvial deposits from water
    • earth, together with the whole planetary system, had emerged out of a
    • earth-volcano, which this planet under our feet was conceived to be.
    • part which is to the whole planet what the egg-shell is to the yolk
    • prehistoric times of our planet, we observe what would have presented
    • planetary body, becomes something totally different; as we go further
    • not those which appertain to the animal, plant, or human organism.
    • the substances appertaining today to the plant, animal and human
    • formation of our planet that is permeated with the working of forces
    • the real origin of the present minerals, the plant-forms and so on:
    • organisation is as it were, more refined than that of the planetary
    • modern geologist gives us his explanation of the earth's crust
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    • sunbeam falls upon some plant. There it shines; a few minutes later its
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    • system, which we describe as the incorporation of our planet itself,
    • man on the physical plane. And the ancient Saturn existence which
    • least similar to those we perceive in the animal, plant or mineral
    • inwardly, so to say, into this old planetary embodiment of our Earth.
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    • Saturn, and that Time is implanted into everything. All that we have
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    • the Earth planet which took place in the passing from ancient Sun to
    • if the earth and the other planets could have made sacrifice to the
    • planet in relation to a Sun: if it always occupied the same position
    • same aspect to the Sun. Then the Spirits of Movement turn the planet
    • really have an explanation of what has been spiritually brought over
    • other words, the planetary embodiment of our earth through which we
    • Spirits of Movement, must be replaced by that planetary phase of the
    • presently that the earth is to be called the ‘Planet of
    • Moon-existence may be called the ‘Planet of
    • its ultimate satisfaction, only to come on the planet of
    • planet's attractions? Yet only 100 years ago a truly penetrating and
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    • through the experience a man may have on the physical plane to
    • planet, the less exalted gathered together. Now suppose that the
    • Beings of the lesser planet wished to make sacrifice to the greater
    • planet — to the Sun [Editor's Note: The Sun was once a planet]
    • If a planet were able to pour all its contents into the Sun and these
    • were not rejected, the essence of that planet would find different
    • with in the planet outside if the Sun had thrown it back: an
    • a member. The plant as such is not independent; it is a member
    • no sense in speaking of individual plant-organisms, only of the
    • organism of the earth of which the plants everywhere form part. And
    • little can we say that of the plants; for they belong to a great
    • organism which falls asleep in spring, sending forth the plants as
    • considering the plants as independent, for the whole earth organism
    • does not die when its separate plants fade — just as we
    • different position from the plants. But the earth may in this respect
    • plants is a process that takes place on the surface. So we can never
    • say that the plants really die. And even of the animals we cannot
    • found on the astral plane as group-soul, and the individual animal is
    • at death in the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms is only
    • physical plane, comes only to those beings who have to acquire
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    • alive here on the physical plane.
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    • processes here on the physical plane, or the spiritual
    • response to present events on this physical plane is one of
    • destructive processes here on the physical plane because
    • that humans did not have to live on the physical plane at all
    • the physical plane. In short, we bring wisdom to the physical
    • enter into them here on the physical plane.
    • plane. We have to look at this from many different points of
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    • the science of the spirit is called the physical plane. And
    • through it, knows that this world on the physical plane can
    • achieved on the physical plane. This is the source of many
    • think of is how to arrange things on this physical plane so
    • future on this physical plane is of a wonderful paradise. Do
    • only to the physical plane. They must cut across the
    • illusions people have of the physical plane and offer reality
    • poisonous plants, but one has to find the right point of
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    • led to the aeroplane. Consider everything which has come into
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    • as plant breeders do today. The Mysteries brought order into
    • forces which live in engines and in chemistry and let planets
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    • Many historical phenomena will find their explanation if you
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    • property, now they were transplanted to become personal
    • according to the plan of things, it should have been
    • existence in a way for which there is a rational explanation,
    • plane separating the spiritual and the physical worlds. What
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    • get with a plant. The true plant is not the plant we see
    • year — the primitive germ. It is present in the plant,
    • planets separating out from a nebula and everything beginning
    • could have a plant with only stems, leaves and flowers and no
    • absolute, complete in itself, might as well talk of a plant
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    • relate to the other planets in our solar system. All these
    • particularly important to consider plant life in such a way
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    • of darkness made special efforts in the past to implant a
    • Goethe drew a diagram of his archetypal plant and Schiller
    • scientific terminology — were implanted into them. This
    • Americans who are Europeans transplanted to America are
    • transplanted to America. The physical human being does adapt
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    • planets. We must learn to understand the star
    • turn our eye to the extraterrestrial world, for only the plants are
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    • fullbyrdet seg på det fysiske plan. De andre, forberedende
    • ord i oss, da opptar vi noe som er menneskeverdig. Som planten
    • danner kimen til neste planteliv, slik lærer også vi
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    • continue. He observed the plant in its development and found the
    • primordial plant (Urpflanze). Then he approached the human being and
    • most incredibly abstract explanation. “Beautiful” is a
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    • of Nature around him on the physical plane, he takes to be reality.
    • He looks at an animal or a plant, and pictures to himself that these
    • be seen in the kingdoms of mineral, plant, animal, and also in the
    • rhythmic alternation in the growth and withering of plants in
    • of the plants in spring and their withering in the autumn. That
    • physical body and the etheric body begin to manifest a plantlike
    • of autumn. The Earth-spirits in the plants liberate themselves in spring
    • from the physical element of the plant world and the spiritual beings
    • connected with the plants sink into a kind of sleeping condition
    • planetary body. Admittedly, it might be said in connection with the
    • they go towards the south; they permeate the planet in rhythmic
    • that in every plant, if a connecting line is drawn between the points
    • spirals; and in a plant where the stalk is not rigid it follows this
    • work down from the planets; and because the planets describe certain
    • various species of plants because there are several planets and their
    • effect upon the plants is different in each case.
    • of plant corresponds to this movement. Such a plant will then rightly be
    • described by Venus. Other plants mirror the movement described by
    • Saturn. The planets impress their scripts upon the plants of the
    • that the effect produced by the planets culminates in the blossom.
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    • The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
    • weaving, of spiritual life lying at the basis of the mineral, plant,
    • that we recognize how the spirit weaves behind the mineral or plant
    • realm of plants.
    • of plants,’ we not only collide with unjustified prejudices of
    • research — even in the realm of the nature of plants — were
    • plants from a certain standpoint.
    • the great botanist, Schleiden, discovered the plant cell. He was the
    • first to place before humanity the truth that every plant body is
    • which appear like the building blocks of this plant body. While
    • previously plants were able to be considered only in relation to
    • every leaf of the higher plants consisted of innumerable, tiny
    • microscopic formations — the plant cells. No wonder such a
    • relation to the plant world! It is entirely natural that the person
    • who first discerned how the plant is built up out of these building
    • formations, these building blocks, the secret of the nature of plants
    • his thought sequences something like a ‘plant soul,’
    • of the nature of plants may have appeared somewhat too early. Fechner
    • spoke comprehensively about a soul of plants (e.g., in his book
    • that plants are merely built up out of cells; rather, when he looked
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    • in Saint Martin was supplanted, we must not put the question
    • to supplant his ways of thinking?” No, we should rather
    • outer cosmos — is the real cause of plant-growth and of
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    • a seed which has thus been planted has had time, as it were,
    • an impulse planted by man in the stream of history can truly
    • Logos, which is there on the physical plane through that
    • our sense-perceptible actions on the physical plane.
    • physical plane, is, in its essence, to have a peculiarly
    • transplanted into the human realm. It is, in a very real
    • out” on the physical plane. This may be said in an
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    • other planets in their several constellations were brought
    • association of the fixed stars with the several planets, they
    • transplant ourselves into ancient times of human knowledge,
    • the same law and principle that works in the planetary
    • connected by them, and rightly, with the planetary system.
    • he carries a planetary system within him. Thus in the oldest
    • plan of the Pyramid; compare it with the height. It
    • Wherever a plant arises, wherever a human being or an animal
    • arise on the Earth — neither the germ of a plant, nor
    • science have been planted again in a new form, and they must
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    • The explanations
    • shall enlarge the explanations already given yesterday. It is
    • substances. Plants contain mineral substances, for the plant
    • over to new planetary phases of world development.
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    • plants grow, the way in which electricity and magnetism act
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    • two lectures already contained many explanations, so that the
    • the physical plane; that is to say, with a vision of the future
    • than if we seek some nebulous mystery as an explanation for these
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    • earthly existence of mankind, Jupiter completed his planetary
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    • — even as you see animals, plants, minerals, artistic
    • coming from every planetary movement and from every constellation
    • and in the streams descending from the planetary movements and
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    • ever give him freedom. It may implant in him instincts which
    • — the higher beings of the kingdoms of Nature: plants,
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • growing plant, etc., gave man a living essence; through
    • after-effect, all that the Gods had implanted into them during
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    • is a Christmas book! A book nobly and honourably planned. But this
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    • knowledge and understanding for everything that lives, be it plant or
    • up, just as the existence and well-being of plants, animals and all
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    • the mysteries of the course of the planets round the Sun, I have
    • stars and planets and the other Gods. The Egyptians saw in the
    • mathematical laws, in the plants with their life-filled forms which
    • the Planets moving across the constellations. In all the mysteries
    • the moving Planets and the Zodiac. The earlier forms of the letters
    • plants and the inner forces of this world are expressed in the Lotus
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    • have been able to implant in ourselves through love becomes truly
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    • en la hoja y la flor de la planta. Y la forma en que él
    • construyó para sí mismo una imagen de la forma de la planta y
    • a las raíces de las plantas a prosperar. Las semillas se convierten
    • planta que crece este año está siendo realmente activada para
    • cuando estamos viendo la raíz de una planta, o incluso partes de
    • planta. Es sólo en la flor que tenemos al verano de este año,
    • presente año. En el brote y desarrollo de la planta todavía
    • hombres empezaron contemplando las estrellas; a continuación, se
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    • through the world accepting the existence of plants, animals, etc.,
    • circulation, and is in fact a copy of the planetary movements of our
    • the planets, but that we are inserted into something which is a copy, so
    • to speak in miniature, of our planetary cosmos or rather of its
    • something which is a copy of the planetary movements of our solar
    • going to sleep to waking is, so to say, in a little planetary cosmos.
    • the experience of a copy of the planetary cosmos during the night. In
    • the moment of waking the after-effects are implanted into us of the
    • experience we have received from the copies of the planetary
    • and cannot experience this planetary existence. The fact is, they are in
    • that enabled him to enter into the experience of the planets and not
    • in the planets came as a result of taking with one out of the experience
    • time to explain more fully the planetary experience, you will not take
    • offence when I say at once that following on the planetary experience
    • stage of sleep in the copy of the planetary movements, he now lives in
    • experience the difference between the Sun as a planet and as a fixed
    • astronomies the Sun counted at the same time as a planet and also in a
    • actually, in this experience, planetary qualities; we learn to know the
    • have from the planetary experiences alone. We owe it to the experience
    • of the planets that our breathing process and circulatory process are,
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    • difficulty in realising that plants change when they are
    • transplanted from one region to another. It is not difficult to
    • explanation for the evolution of organisms; others look on
    • explanation could satisfy, which follows the same lines usual in
    • possibility of an explanation according to the laws of
    • from his father and mother and be content with this explanation,
    • certainty into the study of animal and plant evolution,
    • explanation of nature showed a hiatus. We were able to
    • natural laws; but how the multifarious varieties of plants and
    • animals and plants as had originally in principle been
    • before us as we have species of plants and animals? What use
    • cases? But now Darwin comes and proves to us that plant and
    • origin of new species of animals and plants is
    • believer gaily proceeds with his explanations. The difference
    • and would find an explanation for the fact that one boy turns
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    • dare not speak in the same way of the death of a plant or an
    • explanation just shows that the definition of life given by
    • it will be clear without further explanation, that what
    • one cannot speak in the same sense of death in plants, as in
    • the fact that most plants and lower animals have the
    • plant the backward process, the process of dying off, begins
    • forming a new plant. One can therefore say quite certainly of
    • those plants in which this can be observed, that the cause
    • so. There are certain plants which endure, which blossom
    • plant-forms, like parasites, are, as it were, planted on to
    • plant which can surround itself with bark, which can bear
    • the exterior of a living plant or animal, we shall always
    • are planned. Certainly many will say: “Has, then, a
    • individual in him, just as the plant works towards the
    • the same correlation on a higher plane, to that between the
    • new embryo of the plant which develops in the blossom of the
    • old one and the old plant whose life is taken away from it by
    • turns into wood in the plant kingdom, but in its place
    • absurd to speak of the fatigue of plants. We can, therefore,
    • the old plant when it is one year old dies off, so that the
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    • astral plane, that world which is immediately beyond our own,
    • there are other Beings which whirl about on the astral plane.
    • astral plane is the continual manifestation of the inner
    • difficult position if we were to apply to the astral plane
    • everything on the physical plane is an expression of forces
    • the physical plane. But let us now suppose that someone were
    • upon the physical plane, only a physical body.” For, in
    • find that here, upon the physical plane, the mineral has a
    • etheric body, we must ascend to the astral plane: there, its
    • body of the mineral — there, on the astral plane
    • — and here, on the physical plane, he sees merely its
    • cannot be found, however, upon the astral plane, but must be
    • Mental plane, is the Arupa-Mental plane, do we find the Ego
    • plane — but entirely differently from the way in which
    • a feeling of pleasure upon the Devachanic plane — it is
    • and in the animal kingdom. On the Devachanic plane, it is not
    • plane, he would be under a delusion. It seems, of course,
    • natural to look for the astral element upon the astral plane
    • the physical plane, so the astral body of the mineral does
    • not live on the astral plane but in lower Devachan. We must
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    • Spiritual plane — that awakening which leads to
    • continuation upon a higher plane, pure truth which only
    • comparatively recently has been attained for a lower plane.
    • altar by placing upon it all kinds of minerals and plants and
    • plants and mineral and sends us His fire through the rays of
    • keys, two intersecting triangles and the planetary signs. All
    • studies of the development of plants, of the animal world, in
    • and nature's creations on the other, as he studied the plant
    • he suspects that the planet Earth is not simply that physical
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    • the physical plane, and as wisdom has reached perfection,
    • to conjure forth the seedlings of plants slumbering in the
    • transplant yourself into the powers of nature that hold sway,
    • from which man's evolution on earth, on the physical plane,
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    • senses, is implanted in Nature by Divine Spiritual Beings. At
    • leave out of account what God has planned as the foundation
    • thought concerning the movements of the planets round the
    • Copernicus arrive at the conception that the planets move
    • impossible conception. Men had to suppose that the planets
    • thought in order to arrive at an explanation of the movements
    • of the planets.” He expressed his system of the
    • result! The Sun was placed in the centre while the planets
    • Jupiter which encircle him as the planets do the Sun. It was
    • the Sun with his planets. This discovery confirmed the
    • of the planets.
    • perceived when he looked at plants, animals and man, that
    • plant, which has a form; in the animal, which has a form; it
    • Plantea, Lapides quae univena ut
    • — for the same purpose he took plants from his father's
    • of Nature to the God who lives in the plants and minerals and
    • Goethe laid such stress upon finding in the whole plant world
    • the metamorphosis of the primal archetypal plant (Urpflanze).
    • individual plants. The expression “Urpflanze”,
    • Primal Archetypal plant. What did Goethe mean by that? He
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    • precisely life on the physical plane which evokes direct
    • planets. — It has always been a difficulty for science
    • ourselves a body, whether planet or molecule, upon which
    • other planets or other molecular bodies, How does it happen
    • outer impacts the two bodies, whether molecules or planets,
    • earlier planetary evolution, — at that spiritual,
    • living spirit first implanted in the objects the thoughts
    • physical plane, — are those who recognise the existence
    • spiritual explanation. Were it possible for ordinary science
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    • — must be included for any true explanation. But as these
    • 16th or 17th year, may be, the man had this or that plan in life,
    • which plan fell through. He was obliged to turn to another plan
    • depths the disappointed plan lives on as a real force.
    • suppressed craving's, broken plans of life and finally the
    • example, suppose we find disappointed plans of life, deep
    • meaning this wrecking of a plan in life may have for the human
    • prevented the fulfilment of his plan. And then we shall
    • observe that the disappointed plan, which is still there
    • for such a broken plan of life to be preserved and nurtured to
    • planes of evolution of the Earth itself, and is, moreover,
    • observe them even outwardly on the physical plane. The
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    • produced a very good report, a really excellent plan of reform.
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    • eyes and other senses upon the mineral, plant and animal world.
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    • Worlds just as we speak of the animal kingdom, the plant
    • human kingdom, the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the
    • man, then the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the mineral
    • Plant
    • true Angel but the Luciferic Angel, and then the inclined plane
    • Many a thing done by humanity on the physical plane, if it be
    • ‘Sun-and-Planet movement.’ He called it the
    • ‘Sun-and-Planet movement,’ because he was actually
    • guided by the way the revolutions of the Planets round the Sun
    • this is a beginning. The movement of the Sun and Planets is
    • the significance for the Earth of the Sun-and-Planetary
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    • physical plane, and in which the spiritual is so dominant that
    • must give to evolving humanity an explanation of these
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    • In the plants, springing from the soil, in the animals
    • masses in the truth of the higher planes, towards their
    • physical plane, and only what is done by people in the physical
    • is done externally on the physical plane. Work from the higher
    • planes is far more important for mankind. Naturally, whoever
    • wishes to work on the higher planes can only do so on condition
    • that he has first completed the tasks of the physical plane.
    • This work for mankind on the spiritual plane has a particular
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    • this coming epoch certain aptitudes which had been implanted in
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    • plane. Then we are always conscious that this etheric aura begins to
    • and have sacrificed their own evolution in order to implant in man
    • physical plane. Now these physical conditions must not be regarded as
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    • the Beings of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. And so man can
    • it would be foolish today to doubt the existence of the animal, plant
    • of the animals, plants and minerals. We must realize therefore that
    • plants and animals. Instead of this, imagine their spiritual gaze to
    • grandiose plan is the work of the Archangels. Here on the physical
    • plane the individual human being must ensure that these great aims
    • that the plans of the Archangels are in certain respects frustrated.
    • people. You may look in vain for other explanations; you will find
    • no other geographical explanation. The inner reason, on the other
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    • had not intervened, man would have incarnated on the physical plane
    • plane. For instance, the old Indian civilization, the first
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    • The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn,
    • The Mission of the Planetary Epochs of Old Saturn,
    • present planetary form. The forces of the Spirits of Will and the
    • we see how the radiations from the centre influence our Earth planet.
    • Our planet therefore is so constituted that the Spirits of Will (or
    • look upon our planet in this way: at the meeting-place of the
    • just as much part of our planet as the water or dry land — a
    • towards the centre of our planet we are aware of the presence of
    • sum up, therefore: In the forces of Nature upon our planet, in earth,
    • see how they operate in our Earth planet, how they form it out of the
    • the planetary epochs of Old Saturn, Old Sun, and Old Moon before it
    • planetary epochs of the Earth the Hierarchical Beings had their
    • all conceptions change from one planetary condition to another it is
    • incarnations or planetary epochs of our Earth could be fulfilled and
    • were obliged to work together in each of these planetary epochs in a
    • Saturn, then, is to implant the will, the forces of will. When we
    • planetary mission was necessary. The whole world of the Hierarchies
    • had to suffer the birth and death of a planet in order to bring about
    • was predominant for a time in earlier planetary epochs in various
    • our planet is the planet of Love and therefore the result of this
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    • Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the physical World. Zodiac, Planets, Cosmos.]
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • These have their centre in the other five planets, in Saturn,
    • abnormal Spirits of Form who are centred in the several planets. Thus
    • potential centres of influence where these reflected planetary forces
    • planetary forces are concentrated and are manifested in the external
    • accordance with the right astrological conjunction of planetary
    • etc. It is an image of cosmic activity and reflects the planetary
    • forces concentrated in the individual planetary Spirits (with the
    • you now move over to Asia you will find there likewise the planetary
    • occult explanation for the origin of the Semites. The Semitic people
    • other, the planetary forces work into the sympathetic nervous system,
    • the influence of the new planetary constellation, the cooperation of
    • after the five planets, whereas the normal Spirits of Form are
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    • part in the implanting of the individual ego, and in the microcosm
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    • way of explanation.
    • Light. What is the explanation of this? The explanation is that in
    • assign death in the human being or in the animal or plant to the same
    • explanation. The man might have had a stroke whilst on the roof and
    • knowledge. In man, on the physical plane, this consists in those
    • astral plane, that which to us is an illusion manifested itself at
    • once as an astral being and lived as such upon the astral plane. The
    • superstitious. From the external point of view the explanation of the
    • explanation, he will find that the Teutonic myth is correct. I am
    • consciousness that was directed to the physical plane, just as we
    • descended to the physical plane in order that the children of men who
    • could only perceive on the physical plane, may also be allowed to
    • even here upon the physical plane. Seek ye therefore the unique
    • yourself above the physical plane. Recognize that Figure in
    • physical plane, this darkening of spiritual sight, can only be an
    • on the physical plane to be a time of transition.
    • teaching implanted in him by Odin. He should fight the good fight
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    • external world, towards the phenomena of the physical plane, and to
    • develop whatsoever has a part to play on that plane. This was the
    • to be established upon the physical plane.
    • incarnated suddenly on the physical plane before the birth of the
    • physical plane, to whatsoever was necessary for its well-being there
    • to develop the ‘I’ on the physical plane in accordance
    • impulse of the Spiritual Soul was to find expression on the plane of
    • plane.
    • the anthroposophical conception of successive planes or worlds
    • which characterize this fifth plane or spiritual world are to be
    • because he lifts it to ever higher planes and reveals its infinite
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    • planets, to Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury, and that these
    • of the Cosmos, out of the atmosphere, out of planetary spheres, in
    • that were suitable to the human souls descending from the planetary
    • planetary heights and who, during the Atlantean epoch, had come back
    • descended from planetary spheres with that which springs out of the
    • soul required in order to develop further upon the physical plane
    • the physical plane what had been perceived in primeval clairvoyance.
    • manifest on the physical plane that for which he has been prepared
    • clairvoyant forces to the physical plane, then this magic ship is
    • convinced that what has been implanted, ‘injected’ into
    • course of its development on the physical plane, is associated with
    • perceive from the physical plane that which formerly could be
    • higher planes.
    • plane by a few isolated individuals at first, and later by increasing
    • plane. It was therefore necessary that he should be able to see
    • Christ on the physical plane, to receive tidings of Him and to bear
    • witness to His dominion on that plane. But mankind is designed to
    • physical plane because, at that time, the forces of man were adapted
    • to the physical plane. But those forces will evolve, and in the
    • physical plane and expect to see a manifestation of Christ in the
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    • felt: ‘I absorb into myself the substance of the plant kingdom
    • in the world around me (a plant kingdom quite different from our
    • nature — her forces which were active in the plants and caused
    • plants came from Demeter, and he knew that it was Demeter who gave
    • the plant world without are sent into my brain.’ This Demeter
    • of the physical plane, that the Christ too should appear once in a
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    • intervention of the spirit in events on the physical plane to be
    • spiritual movement and life behind the physical plane.
    • other events, events which also take place on the physical plane, but
    • the explanations of the physicist, for the physics of the future will
    • associated with the solid mass of the planet, was for the Greeks the
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    • forces found in man's astral body as transplanted into cosmic
    • forces of our ether bodies transplanted into cosmic space, we have
    • of our physical bodies as transplanted into space, we have what the
    • body that transplanted into the world of space they are governed by
    • the forces of the astral body, transplanted into the universe, so we
    • Beings? It is wisely decreed in the plan of universal evolution that
    • as concerns Earth-development on the physical plane Christ was
    • the event which culminated on the physical plane in the Mystery of
    • be seen by Beings then dwelling upon the outer planets as they gaze
    • evolve towards the future structure of our planet.
    • of Beings working on another planet who yearn after some other
    • neighbouring planet Venus. This was of course not experienced by the
    • Venus. The Greek did not see just the physical planet, he saw
    • worlds, this is how the Greek saw the planets and the fixed stars. He
    • this we find the difference between all the planetary gods and the
    • the essential differences between the planetary spirits and the
    • planetary residuum, as stars, will be out there in the universe and
    • of Jupiter from its future planetary neighbours. One must clearly
    • the planet Venus, and of the connection of other gods with other
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    • infer that they knew that, just as human beings on the physical plane
    • as it meets us on the physical plane is altogether maya. It
    • the cosmos. They actually dwelt on the physical plane, and were, in
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    • plane, in the physical world. We will for the present ignore the
    • power of knowledge which we have acquired upon the physical plane if
    • plane, he would be making a mistake. In the higher worlds things look
    • the physical plane; only we are looking at it from within, and
    • know this ego upon the physical plane only, but we do at least learn
    • not just to the astral plane but to the highest region of Spirit-
    • had been transplanted into a world to which, if the true nature of
    • lives on the physical plane has within it not only those forces of a
    • minerals, plants and animals, suddenly the world of old Atlantis were
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    • plane. In the Mysteries he appeared in his spirit-form.
    • the physical plane. But they do not impart their most important
    • teachings on the physical plane, but following the example of
    • Dionysos of old, they impart them on the spiritual plane. And anyone
    • represented the human self firmly planted upon the Earth. When the
    • the physical plane, just as he must be clear that the physical
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    • man there lies something which once upon a time the gods implanted in
    • development of the planet Saturn began split in two; so that we now
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    • the ancient Sun planet come to life again, repeating in the present
    • dwelling-place extends to the other planets as well — the most
    • on the physical plane to fill out his picture with reality. Then the
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    • In this way he shows that he is seeking for an explanation of the
    • explanation, an answer to the enigma, an answer to what is marvellous
    • world to perceive that each kind of explanation is justified in its
    • is fantasy and our own science a definitive explanation of the
    • explanation of the world, an explanation which is generally called
    • science, one has to say that it is just this explanation of the
    • explanation of the facts always constitutes a stumbling-block. It is
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    • to the other what is destined to be implanted in the spiritual evolution
    • however, Raphael got more refined and transplanted ihimself to Perugia,
    • Raphael transplanted to Florence in the year 1504. What was the state
    • weary atmosphere lying over Florence, Raphael was transplanted into
    • existed before the beings of the animal, plant and even of
    • the development of the plant from the green leaf to the blossum, from
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    • by stamping his foot it indicates the square root of 16. This explanation
    • or philological laboratory! For the deep explanation had been given
    • what horses are able to perceive! Such an explanation, however, rescued
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    • explanation, even for someone who can “read” in the
    • sees nature sprouting and budding; he sees how the plants grow and
    • plant-roots that are preparing for new growth, and among the other
    • by the reciprocal laws of planetary movement, by the pattern of the
    • laid down for them by planetary movements. And then, in the
    • planets.
    • planetary activity in the outer world can be inwardly experienced,
    • inner planetary experience in company with the earth's elemental
    • which shine out around St. John's Day. Seen from other planets,
    • being of light to the etheric eyes of other planetary beings. That is
    • shine out into cosmic space as brightly for other planetary beings as
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    • Earth from some other planet, it would appear to us as a great
    • springtime life and growth. For the roots of plants, in forming
    • foundation of plant-life.
    • atmosphere, for the growing plants carry the salts up through their
    • salts widely distributed in the plant; they etherealise themselves in
    • The salts are carried up through the plants; they stream out and
    • plants have developed from spring until
    • seeding process? When plants run to seed, they are doing what we are
    • constantly doing in a dull human way when we use plants for food. We
    • cook them. Now the development of a plant to blossom and then to
    • The plants grow up into the sulphur-process. They are most strongly
    • down on to the Earth from the blossoming and seeding of plants as a
    • But because ash falls down from the seeds of plants, so that
    • plants have striven upwards into the
    • This is what draws the plant back to Earth, after it has striven up
    • region the sphere is continually impelled to flatten out into a plane
    • always like to go out into the region where the plane prevails. If
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    • and even more so towards summer, as the plants shoot up.
    • growing plants draw water and carbonic acid from the limestone in the
    • which is subject to planetary life, something else can be seen. As
    • now in spring the plants begin to
    • the realm of the plants, and there it comes under the attraction of
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    • sprouting. He blossoms with the flower, germinates with the plant,
    • fruits with the plant, enters into everything that lives and has its
    • the planetary forces of our planetary system, supported by the
    • do not ask — is there morality in the growth of plants, or in
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    • the growth of plants. In winter, after Uriel has made his way round
    • or some remedial plant-substance, he can look at it and say:
    • than another. But the influence Raphael has implanted in our
    • goes, but planted in the midst of it. But he is placed there in yet
    • planetary system, and with all the interwoven activities of Raphael,
    • opportunity occurs in the Earth's planetary sphere: even the souls
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    • incarnation of the planet Earth. [The reference here is to
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    • plant-life, all animal life, every butterfly, take on
    • group-souls of the plants and of the animals lighting up ...
    • all the physical embodiments of the animals and plants seem to
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    • planet. As mountains and rivers are around us here, so were the
    • planets of the solar system around the Sun-Hero during the time
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    • does make carob-trees transplant themselves from one spot to
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    • members, souls dear to us have left the physical plane; but spiritual
    • course of the years, leaving the physical plane. I would like to look
    • something which those who are left behind on the physical plane will
    • spiritual; those organs which we use on the physical plane for the
    • physical plane we do not yet have the attitude which belongs to our
    • with life between birth and death, on the external physical plane,
    • plant, we see plants everywhere springing up, which we could not have
    • grown ourselves. Then we can know: these plants have been put in by
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    • individuality, implanted in us today by our inherited qualities
    • by way of explanation and not with any idea of recommending it,
    • spine lies in the horizontal plane — we may say, parallel
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    • the green of plants; noble and mighty is all this — but
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    • explanation. Anyone who has some contact with the spiritual
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    • world of plants as it grows and flowers. If we have formed a
    • when it looks at the human shape, tracing its planes with an
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    • only need an explanation, and this can be conveyed in popular
    • spiritual plane. Our entire being, soul and spirit, must become
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    • is not disturbed, any more than a plant placed in the ground
    • us, on the spiritual plane, as our life's blood itself, so that
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    • essences of one type or another. They knew what each plant in
    • plant was eaten, the effect upon their organism was such that
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    • transplanting itself to Europe and entering further and further
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    • the planet was actually like which preceded the earth,
    • straightforward and simple manner, an explanation in terms of
    • pedagogic method, and how this has been transplanted to
    • learned something, but implanting it in your will by the
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    • for that matter, the animal or plant — will display only
    • — in the age of planning. There is certainly no shortage
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    • something that arises as a hothouse plant through our bringing to a
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    • something that arises as a hothouse plant through our bringing to a
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    • incarnation, as the seed of the plant this year will animate
    • the visible plant of next year. Only when we conquer time can
    • the metaphysical explanation given about the orderings of
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    • correspond to a planned development, and souls make their
    • planetary spirit that changes itself into other planets on
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    • transformation of their plans destined by Karma. Whether the
    • when this spirit, near him, has some plan for mankind and
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    • younger man that plant should be put side by side with plant
    • in the world, uniting the various plants.
    • resembled a plant, but no existing plant, to be seen or
    • no individual plant, but was the ‘plant-hood,’ the
    • proto-plant type which existed in all plants and represented the
    • plant is visible to the external sense of sight, and is an
    • experience, so his proto-plant, although invisible by means of an
    • in all plants, the archetype in all individual plants. You know
    • to obtain light on each separate part, and you seek the explanation
    • calls the proto-plant the proto-phenomenon of the vegetable world.
    • and experience, which remain in the horizontal plane, while the
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    • explanation of a work of fantasy will be turned down with the remark:
    • made to similar explanations which I have given: ‘We are not
    • We see the plant before us. Man goes to it and examines the
    • laws, the inner regularity, by which the plant grows and flourishes,
    • someone who is no botanist, but arranges the growth of the plant in
    • his imagination, the right to do it? Can one object: the plant knows
    • who expresses the sensations derived from the plant in his poetry
    • against such an explanation of Goethe's story. I do not want things
    • that as the plant grows according to laws of which it is itself
    • explanations which I shall give you. For it is as true that we must
    • story as it is that we discover the laws of the plant's growth; that
    • the plant grows in accordance with the same inevitability which
    • botanist demonstrates that the plant grows in accordance with laws he
    • And the plants and other things round her are also lit up because she
    • proto-plant was an idea, an abstraction, which one receives when one
    • and relation to the horizontal plane. The Will-o'-the-Wisps are the
    • conception of the proto-plant. Primarily it
    • what Goethe does with the conception of the proto-plant. If we follow
    • ‘leit-motif’ going from plant to plant, from being to
    • being. He takes the conception, goes from it over to the plant, and
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    • other geological products and plants, a wax taper and a burning
    • the signs of the planets, drawn in a wonderful way, a flying dragon
    • undifferentiated right through the mineral, plant and animal
    • symbols and explanations from those old books, which worked
    • lower one the physical — with the signs of the planets in the
    • them that he really had the shining planets before him as the
    • one plant with another, one animal with another, one bone with
    • gradually arrived at the discovery of the primeval plant, he
    • stand before his soul which as germs were planted when he came into
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    • Thus all such explanations as rest on a basis of old
    • explanation is demanded drawn from the depths of spirit-life.
    • symbolic explanation is discouraged. The demand is that the
    • explanation of Faust is to depend on the faithful discipleship
    • remarkable that Faust is now transplanted to the Imperial Court,
    • the states of the mineral, the plant and the animal realms, in
    • plant realm. Goethe, indeed, invents an expression for it, which
    •  Be ready for the rapid plan!
    • Faust is transplanted again into the world he once before
    • subordinate plane. This participation of a world that lies below
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    • in his own head the being of the Earth-planet itself. He said:
    • my own image of the Earth-planet.’ Exactly as our modern man
    • old refer his entire head to the Earth-planet. A considerable
    • Greece, — the beginning of the colonies planted from Asia
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    • the Third Hierarchy in the planetary existence, in all that
    • lives in the whole planetary system belonging to the Earth.
    • Spirits, whose life is beyond the planetary existence. Thus did
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    • relatively late to the Earth from that planetary existence
    • earlier, some later, from the different planets, having
    • planetary existence and only later found his way back to Earth.
    • left the Earth and sought a place for itself in the planetary
    • These Imaginations had the form of gigantic, plant-like
    • absorption of the atmospheric substance, — the plant;
    • everything that is of a plant-like nature. At first it was in
    • to us as the plant.
    • formed itself as plant in the Earth through Imagination, he
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    • plants, animals and human beings come forth to new life on the
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    • the Spiritual Beings who guide the worlds of the planets, who
    • Beings of Intelligence in the planetary processes, he was led
    • the plant-world — the green shoots, the buds and blossoms
    • and then the fruit. I see the annual plants in the meadows and
    • olden times look upon the whole plant-world. Those who had been
    • Sun epoch. In that time I bore still within me the plants. Then
    • of Earth existence. But as long as I bore the plants within me,
    • and the plant-world with it, so long was this whole plant-world
    • from himself this plant-world. Imagine that you were to become
    • secrete, as it were, inwardly something plant-like in nature,
    • and this plant-like substance were to go through metamorphoses
    • the plants from ourselves, we have put them forth from us in an
    • them their woody nature; the tree-nature in the world of plants
    • comes from the Earth. But the whole plant-nature as such has
    • relationship with everything of a plant-nature.
    • in his evolution. The plants he took with him as far as the
    • into her bosom. For the plants he was upon Earth the Mediator
    • becomes the plant-world separates off from man, the Earth
    • he had folded the Earth about with a garment of plant growth,
    • took from him the watery-airy plant element that he was able,
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    • the plant world or of the animal world to the human being? The
    • scientist examines the plants in their chemical constitution
    • constituents of the plant as they appear in man. Finally
    • classification and plan: man is composed of physical body,
    • basis everywhere of the organism, whether it be of plant,
    • the germ of a new plant, animal or human organism. From a
    • or mother-plant arises this complicated albumen-molecule, or
    • gall-fly do? It lays its egg in some part of a plant. Again and
    • The plant-leaf contains within it an etheric body, which is
    • helpless. Hence the gall-fly lays it in a portion of a plant
    • plant has already prepared for it. And now observe something
    • very strange and remarkable. The bee goes to the plant, seeks
    • plant and animal, upon human being and upon mineral, and all
    • search the whole kingdom of the plants to discover something
    • plant nature is perpetually changed by the working of the
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    • conceived a plan to build an abode for this Anthroposophy, and
    • commissioned me to carry out the plan — I was only the
    • transformations of life in the plant and animal world. In this
    • weaving of spirit, and then implants this into substance, be it
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    • to bring before you as a definition or explanation, but simply
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    • and sprouting plant gradually withers and decays; thus the
    • consciousness we are planting what is dead into what is
    • new birth. As a plant cannot be there if the root is not, so
    • plant-like life of the child, so the life between death and a
    • of the blossoms, the elementary spirits of the plants, may
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    • explanation, that Anthroposophy arouses this interest in us
    • when the wisdom instinctively implanted in humanity as a
    • had not as yet descended so far to the physical plane, but
    • art of life in regard to the physical plane, and when in
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    • entity, the simplest lifeless thing, through the plant world to
    • process of evolution and that a spiritual plan of the universe
    • was planted in him at that time in Strassburg by Herder.
    • of nature, the peaceful life of animals and plants.
    • those days, the silent plan of life between souls was not at
    • natural science by independent work. He continued his plant
    • He wished to study the connections within the plant kingdom and
    • what was spiritually alive in plants. He wished to hold the
    • traced the idea throughout the multiplicity of forms of plants,
    • the "archetypal plant" over the broadest area and was able to
    • do so. Every stone and plant interested him. How the multifold
    • to Faust's explanation of why he turned to a magic
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    • Wagner types believe they are able to transplant themselves
    • activities, but the reverse is true. The explanation of the
    • the metamorphosis of plants and animals, the archetypal plant
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    • see, not only the phenomenon, but also its explanation has long
    • been known. Only now has this explanation been furnished again
    • had only these explanations (as we have heard them today) they
    • but through the wisdom implanted in them, they can perform
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    • light the fact that the plan he had for his life when he was
    • plan, one that was unrelated to the other. Certainly he seems
    • soul; the shattered plan of life still continued to be a living
    • when, through questioning, this shattered plan of life is
    • disillusionments, suppressed appetites, ruined life plans, “the
    • who finds, for example, ruined life plans at the bottom of the
    • hindered that particular life plan from coming to fruition.
    • plan in the depths of the soul is destined, not simply to cause
    • may, indeed, be a necessity that such a ruined life plan should
    • be there! The essential thing is what is planted in this mud at
    • but what is planted in this muddy substance as the seed of the
    • also on the physical plane. In accordance with other karmic
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    • explanation of how the pyramids were built according to a
    • really an excellent plan of reform that looked to liberalizing
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    • that time. Today, you know, boys make only airplanes, but then
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    • super-sensible worlds just as we speak of the animal, plant,
    • to those of the animal, plant, and mineral in his physical
    • the plant kingdom and the mineral kingdom.
    • on the physical plane, when it is of such a nature as to
    • planets.” He spoke of it thus because he was really guided by
    • the planets around the sun. He had actually brought down and
    • and the planets is copied. Since the movements of the sun and
    • the planets possess a profound significance for our earth when
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    • over from earlier planetary stages in which the spiritual
    • planetary evolution because this begins with the archai, the
    • higher gods such as the exusiai implanted into earthly
    • actually implanted in human nature so that it might have, as it
    • divine and necessary element had not been implanted in it. If
    • it had not been implanted, human souls would have obeyed
    • implanted in the lower nature.
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    • planets are connected with our earth and with it revolve
    • also having their planets. And if men notice what kind of
    • the kingdoms of mineral, plant, animal and man; look at all
    • existence? And the answer is: In no animal, in no plant, in
    • only what is planted seedwise into man.
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    • plants, the animals, and only knows of the way in which a
    • this or that filed or planed, and things of that kind:
    • how he once more sought to implant for the last time during
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    • the most simple. He said: when we look at a plant we have its
    • leaf of the plant and the red petal of the rose are different
    • on the metamorphosis of the plant we have something
    • passing from one incarnation to the next. We see the plant
    • green leaf of the plant. We see a man standing before us and
    • birth. For as here we live with animals, plants and minerals,
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    • last time, how certain proposed plans had failed, and how we
    • with this much understanding, planted themselves down across
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    • important. I have planned today's lecture so that these two
    • on the inward plane. Here we have quite a different picture of
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    • plans that can be realized anywhere without much feeling
    • lived here, Karl Christian Planck. I referred to him at that
    • way that I meant. If Planck were alive today in conditions that
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    • Fleece. He had thought out the plan, the individual events
    • flower of a plant has to evolve out of its root. This leads us
    • experience we are like a plant feeling how it gradually
    • the earth, can then develop into another plant of the same
    • And just as the seed grows out of the forces of the plant and
    • can become a new plant, so, too, we now experience that this
    • whereas the plant can be destroyed by the conditions
    • a new plant, there are no such conditions or hindrances in the
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    • minerals, plants and animals, and through our human organism as
    • in all realms of nature, — has its effects in plant,
    • the corresponding remedy in a plant or a mineral. One comes to
    • corresponds to a destructive process in a plant or a
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    • they could survey the whole range of living beings, of plants
    • species of plants and animals shows that even the tiniest cells
    • something that lives in the plant which, having gone through
    • the dark and cold time of year, develops into a new plant, so
    • or state of something that has been preceded in planetary
    • transformation of an earlier planet, in which we existed
    • an earlier planet, which has been transformed into the present
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    • must speak for itself. An explanation of any kind is not in
    • Metamorphosis of plants are not made with the purpose of
    • in principle a complete plant in each single leaf, so that a
    • plant as a unit originates from the right development of what
    • lies as idea within each single leaf. The whole plant is, in
    • primitive plant. What Goethe worked out with regard to
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    • the plant and animal worlds, which no longer play any strong
    • century. Artificially, as I might say, like plants in a
    • can say: They are like plants in a forcing house. What have
    • from which they originated? They are like plants raised in
    • the forcing house, compared with plants growing freely in
    • them — the explanations of different men concerning their
    • were. These are plants which have grown on the soil on which
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    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
    • Geistigen Zusammenhang Mit dem Erdplaneten und der Sternenwelt.
    • Connection with the Planet Earth and with the Stars Above,
    • Geistigen Zusammenhang Mit dem Erdplaneten und der Sternenwelt.
    • chief beings who dwell on a planetary-cosmic body at a given
    • far more inward connection with his own planet, as such than
    • mineral, plant, or animal kingdom. All those are simply
    • development of our planet. If you recollect this, you will
    • connection of man with his planetary life.
    • look up to that which unites him with his planet, and through
    • his planet with the whole Cosmos. He must feel
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    • below his body there are animal kingdom, plant kingdom and
    • plant kingdom and mineral kingdom as being below physical man
    • animal, plant, mineral; through his soul-spiritual being he
    • concepts, and reach out beyond what is planted into us though
    • words. In the course of our necessary explanations we have
    • evolution. Plants develop successively but the transition
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    • volume is marked “Curriculum,” that is, a plan of
    • evolution. The development of a plant is by successive
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    • set about it? The plan of the lectures, the programme,was
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    • minerals, plants and animals, we ask: What is there, in
    • that surrounds us in the mineral and plant kingdoms, and to a
    • no clouds, no minerals, no plants, even no animals. There
    • see a planet in the sky. There is nothing of the
    • Divine-Spiritual in anything upon that planet except in
    • another planet. Living an the Earth as you do, you will find
    • to one of the other planets it will be much easier for you to
    • planetary evolution.
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    • truth, and that explanations of them show a groping after
    • out with how, for example, the petals in a plant are merely
    • look at plastic art we shall find that here both for plane
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    • resplandeció en las almas humanas;
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    • plant life as the fruit of the wheat-plant and we can only discover
    • the growth of a new wheat-plant out of the grain. The fact that a grain
    • make it possible for a new wheat plant to come into existence.
    • a new plant. In the same way, the wisdom we apply to the grasping of
    • which the primary purpose of the grain of wheat is to bring a new plant
    • the producing of new wheat plants but are given over to the purpose
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    • explanation, that Anthroposophy arouses this interest in us
    • when the wisdom instinctively implanted in humanity as a
    • had not as yet descended so far to the physical plane, but
    • art of life in regard to the physical plane, and when in
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    • human beings. Death in animal and plant is something quite
    • means of the explanation of the latter as it is possible at
    • present. But from the explanation of the New Testament as it is
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    • could be procured from the physical plane. We need only to take
    • documents, the impressions of the physical plane, to which the
    • the physical plane, for they lay too far in the past. At that
    • Christ exists on the astral plane, and that He is the same as
    • physical plane; then it was
    • centuries that humanity had implanted into it through scholasticism
    • people who were entirely dependent upon the physical plane;
    • be the planetary Spirit of the Earth. And because the most
    • flows through the plants became for him something from
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    • aimed to transplant an ancient religious system into Europe,
    • to transplant it into a completely different culture. If
    • organs from one organic being could be transplanted into
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    • trivial explanations of this saying are to be found, but the
    • capacity constitutes the essential difference between plant
    • to plants, but that is only playing with words. Certainly
    • some plants do react when something approaches them, but it
    • to the stimulus. Even if certain plants respond to external
    • plants and animals also possess, and by means of which they
    • those to be found in their environment. Like the plant, human
    • fluids, to be found also in plants); third the astral body
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    • immemorial, the belief has existed that life on this planet
    • in plan only his first member: the physical body. We know it
    • plants that have life but not sensation. This childish notion
    • comes about because there are plants that close their leaves
    • give rise to consciousness in plants because here the effects
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    • evil. Materialism may appear to have explanations for
    • attain spiritual leadership and work on a new planet from
    • outside. By then our present planet will have fulfilled its
    • planetary existence will arise, and humanity will be gods on
    • that planet. The human bodily nature, forsaken by the spirit,
    • planet, and that which will be a lower kingdom. The earth
    • planet, just as the beings that now lead us were human beings
    • on the previous planet. This illustrates how the earth is
    • stage we have reached on the earth. On the future planet
    • previous planet the cosmos of wisdom. On the earth love is to
    • plant, animal and human beings, from the lowest sexual love
    • previous planet. Peculiar legendary creatures wandered about,
    • to the next planet, as wisdom was originally brought over
    • gods as bringers of wisdom; the humanity on the next planet
    • through beings who were humans on the previous planet. Thus,
    • all realms are interlinked. If there were no plants, the air
    • would soon be polluted. Plants give off life-giving oxygen
    • by the plants. In this respect, the higher depends on the
    • humans and animals depend on the world of plants, so do the
    • beings on the previous planet attained the height of wisdom.
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    • body is different from that of the plant world because in a
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    • can be readily understood even today. This explanation is
    • looking at a plant: This plant is composed according to
    • something exists to which the plant corresponds. Thus,
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    • the future plant, it contains forces of the sun, indeed of
    • child when the capacity for imagery is fostered. Plants
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    • The explanation
    • individual cannot through explanations convince the ill
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    • of conversation all over the town. As no natural explanation
    • manifestation. And indeed an explanation was soon
    • observation of individual plants, Goethe arrived at his inner
    • perception of the archetypal plant. The idea of the
    • archetypal plant is a product of spiritual intuition; it is a
    • plant-image that can come to life within us; from it
    • numberless plants can be derived which do not as yet exist,
    • archetypal plant. It must be seen so vividly and so exactly
    • without it resembling any particular plant. Such an image is
    • Every plant spoke to him, revealing the wisdom inherent in
    • attained such wisdom; he approached every plant, every
    • imaginative wisdom. The plant then discerns its own image in
    • the plant possesses. Spiritual science has no objections to
    • clairvoyant sees the spiritual in every plant whose very form
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    • but work was done that furthered civilization and implanted
    • plant and animal, every current of air, the stars, all
    • plants convey to you the Earth-Spirit's cheerfulness or
    • plant grows out of the earth. Its stem strives upward; its
    • organs, which bear the seeds through which the plant
    • that, if a person is compared to the plant, it is the root,
    • inverted plants. A person turns downwards and covers up in shame
    • the organs that the plant chastely turns upward to the light.
    • that the human being is the plant inverted is basic to
    • the earth; in the plant they turn towards the sun. The plant
    • indicated by plant, animal and human are known as the cross.
    • The animal represents the beam across, the plant the
    • kingdoms of plant, animal and human. The World-Soul is
    • crucified on the cross of plants, animal and human kingdoms.
    • before his mind of the plant with its head downward and the
    • that must penetrate the plant to enable the seeds to mature
    • the plant; compare the substance of which man is composed
    • with that of the plant. Man, the plant turned upside down,
    • cravings, passion and sensuality. The plant stretches in
    • chaste and pure as the plant is now. That individual will
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    • expressing what he discovered, or what he felt about plants
    • phenomenon conveys. In that case the plant should be able to
    • Richard Wagner must be taken. Certainly a plant knows nothing
    • these laws as the plant creates according to laws that are
    • the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, and that of humans.
    • plant develops according to laws of which it is not
    • unity — a dan or tribe. Wagner links to the plan that
    • the plants come to life, sprouting from the earth, an inkling
    • pass through death. Watching the plants, he felt the force of
    • the Holy Grail, where the chaste plant blossom, striving
    • Friday drama. He wrote: "The blossoming plant springs from
    • chalice whose image is the plant calyx's chaste
    • as pure and chaste as is the plant calyx in relation to the
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    • short of tragic. Spiritual scientific explanations are
    • spiritual scientific explanations is in effect like saying:
    • oppose spiritual science. Rejection of true explanations is
    • comparable to the seeds of new plants that slumber within the
    • seed that has already become a plant. If we never forget that
    • the will must be passed through. As a plant must go through
    • generation, from human race to human race, from planet to
    • planet; the Being that endures through all transformations.
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    • macrocosm, in the earthly as in planetary being, the law of
    • [organic growth of the plant – integrated into
    • impulsing forces behind the names. Rescue planks for the unavoidable
    • vegetable colors unfolded in glowing brilliance; plants were rubbed
    • Steiner, which incorporated the plant movements and did not shut
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    • Also planets develop through different incarnations:
    • took place upon the physical plane, when
    • Initiate experienced upon the astral plane what Christ lived
    • through upon the physical plane, namely that from the very
    • plane. At that time there were brotherhoods in Palestine which
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    • you can meditate in your soul, because long explanations would
    • midst of winter, when the plants cease to grow, blossom and
    • the whole mineral earth and observe the plants which sprout and
    • of plants, we can only bear in mind a definite region of the
    • awake. We therefore speak of all the plants upon the earth as a
    • plant-consciousness; we can really say that in our part of the
    • world this plant-consciousness is asleep during the summer and
    • whole plant-consciousness are distinct and separate: throughout
    • plants, which is awake in the winter and asleep in the summer.
    • we have thoughts of minerals, plants and animals, of the air,
    • consciousness of the plants. You see, plants cannot have great
    • vegetable kingdom, not of single plants) is far more limited;
    • the plants permeates the consciousness of the earth. The
    • in the springtime the plants may unfold again and bear blossoms
    • which the plants bear leaves, blossoms and fruits.
    • while the plants develop their leaves, flowers and fruits they
    • body. Even as at the end of the year the plants' consciousness
    • consciousness of the plants with the consciousness of the
    • of the plants at New Year. Even as the plant looks out into
    • are the days in which the plants' consciousness unites with the
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    • the way of the senses, than when you see a red plane, but it also is
    • which causes much headache today, finds its explanation here at least:
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    • animal, plant, and also partly from the mineral kingdom. But what man
    • plant — have as life in themselves, has to be driven out. Only
    • organism from the animal or plant kingdom, has to be thoroughly killed,
    • by being, for example subjected to the etheric body of the plants, by
    • of life, which exists in the animal or the plant from which we take
    • it is a plant. The etheric, the astral, what the foods have, these must
    • blossoms (organs) of plants. It is the peculiarity of these substances,
    • which are generated in the blossom organs of plants, that one can counteract
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    • into him. One said to oneself: In these or other plant-blossoms, super-earthly
    • forces are working. Therefore one prepared these or other plants by
    • extracting their juice. One said to oneself: this plant is blossoming
    • to him juices from plant blossoms, which will work in him and help him
    • light comes from the plant kingdom. This we do not take up at all any
    • plant. He felt sympathy and antipathy in the most animated way with
    • this or that plant. We, for example, walk across such meadows as those
    • The man of old passed by these plants and became sad, so that even his
    • plants, they might be such plants as the poppy is today, his hair became
    • downy, soft. Thus he experienced the light of the plants in an absolute
    • But all that is there in the animal and plant kingdom becomes something
    • plants might give help. Yes, you see that is what was once meant, and
    • especially in the plant kingdom.
    • of perceiving the being of the plant in luminous pictures. While man
    • around us, as far as it is plant-world, has to become aglow in the most
    • manifold Imaginations of plant forms. And just with the help of these
    • plant forms, luminously shining forth, will we be able to find new remedies
    • in the plants. This necessity confronts us. While man in the earlier
    • in the way that one somehow looks at a plant blossom, as it is done
    • of the light ages preferred to receive the light of the plant world.
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    • events on the physical plane that urge us as strongly to deal
    • physical plane, and that there is a particular reason why this
    • planets through the constellations, giving the planetary
    • are preparing to go out for a drive. They plan to travel, let
    • the physical plane. Now people follow this approach out of the
    • perceive the external events of the physical plane with our
    • the physical plane at all can yet have an important effect on
    • plane. He may have progressed a stage higher in knowledge,
    • the physical plane, not always, but often. Thus if
    • something is true here for the physical plane, the truth with
    • to happen on the physical plane.
    • happening here on the physical plane. In fact it is very
    • happening on the physical plane — which he might very
    • parallel event on the astral plane: for the moment these people
    • left the physical plane they may well have been called to
    • the physical plane a misfortune exists that corresponds in the
    • them with misfortune here on the physical plane. I would do it
    • physical plane people can easily be misled by Ahriman. But
    • the physical plane, so that they can look back, so to
    • when something takes place here on the physical plane there
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    • plane, therefore it has become accustomed to dealing with those
    • course of the planets and eclipses of the sun and moon. In
    • plane.
    • from the clock face, the planetary dial, and all the other
    • the one hand, we receive impressions from the physical plane,
    • beings existing here on the physical plane, we cannot
    • the planet did not look like the earth does now but entirely
    • earlier planetary conditions has been externalized and we see
    • the physical plane can be judged solely according to its
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    • plan for next year containing all the things which I am sure
    • instances where he had achieved excellence, and tried to plan
    • “Well, are you not intending to plan subjects for
    • plans were, and so on, and each of the teachers answered in a
    • make proper plans.” “You can foresee that
    • the basis of happenings on the physical plane. Let us look once
    • all. Now if we trace the cause on the physical plane, we can
    • events on the physical plane we really judge in the sense of
    • merely traces events on the physical plane.
    • planned to do so.”
    • physical plane. We see him doing it. If we want to limit our
    • observations to the physical plane, we will look into his
    • assume that into this action on the physical plane something
    • certainly not here on the physical plane, and that a search for
    • limited most of all by the fact that on the physical plane one
    • physical plane comes through the line of heredity from one
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    • the physical plane through the centuries from then until
    • plane are concerned, these configurations will on the
    • stream of events taking place on the physical plane there
    • physical plane. We must be in no doubt that looking at human
    • physical plane. And after having prepared the way for these
    • the time between death and a new birth a human being plans his
    • say, when he was on the physical plane, he brought forth from
    • physical plane as we imagined it should, we have failed. If
    • plane, we say the deed has miscarried. That is to say, people
    • physical plane. This is how our human willing
    • most varied ways on the physical plane, even in polar opposite
    • plane, does not come first at all in the consciousness of
    • plans in the ordinary way. Suppose that as a teacher — a
    • body or in general as a being on the physical plane, he is then
    • in necessity, everything a person does on the physical plane is
    • plane and through all the compulsions connected with the
    • physical plane, lives all the while in freedom.
    • physical plane. We must follow compulsion out of inner freedom,
    • with regard to what happens on the physical plane. That is to
    • physical plane.
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    • the astral body are inaccessible on the physical plane,
    • so long as we are active solely on the physical plane? If we
    • physical plane the I lives as an act of will.
    • So we already have a duality on the physical plane: our
    • physical plane. On the basis of the physical world, we know
    • plants. You all know the description in my book
    • investigate, possibly with a microscope, what plant a seed came
    • the outer aspect of the physical plane and from man's inner
    • physical plane has its own colors.
    • whether it is the mineral, plant, animal, or human kingdom,
    • are when you are on a different plane when dreaming. You dream
    • external physical plane. On the other hand, there are
    • cannot be proved on the plane of external history but has to be
    • approached on the spiritual plane. Now these dreamers had
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    • concrete conception of the germ of a plant, say a germinating
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    • differently from the night, and the leaf of a plant
    • dry plant leaf. We must again learn the language of all
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    • attention to how this is much the same as refusing on the physical plane
    • to recognise tulips, roses or lilies as anything but plants, plants,
    • plants. Spiritual Science goes straight to the individual, concrete
    • physical plane.
    • by which man comes to terms with the things of the physical plane that
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    • the surrounding world in the mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal
    • side man can look upon the mineral kingdom and the plant kingdom; on
    • man himself. Both—mineral kingdom and plant kingdom as well as
    • of the way in which on the one hand the mineral kingdom and plant kingdom,
    • the mineral and plant kingdoms, as well as in our view of the connection
    • looking at the mineral and plant kingdoms with this transformed power
    • at the mineral and plant kingdoms, one always experiences something
    • as if in a vivid feeling what is living in the mineral and plant kingdoms.
    • perceive the reality in minerals nor plants, if he perceives no reality
    • among beings who belong neither to the mineral and plant kingdoms, nor
    • being upon a kind of plant-animal, or animal-plant. were there a being
    • here on earth neither wholly plant nor wholly animal, but having mere
    • plant nature where their inner organisation is concerned, and having
    • would resemble that of the plants, with only their cells and tissue,
    • there wandering round our earth animals that on dying left plantlike
    • directly into the being of minerals and plants. and also of animals
    • In the same way as the plant-animal is unable to enter external nature,
    • that mineral and plant kingdoms are observed after the manner of Goethe.
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    • that thinks out all kinds of thoughts about plant classes, species and
    • than that of the people who follow up the plants in an abstract way,
    • what Linnaeus conscientiously placed next to each other as plant forms
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    • our physical plane which belong to the various kingdoms of
    • nature. We are surrounded by minerals, plants, animals and
    • the plant or mineral. This is not at all the situation with the
    • beings which are incorporated on the astral plane. These
    • form which can be observed in the astral plane is the exact
    • on the astral plane. Hence the bewildering scurrying and
    • away from perceiving the physical plane, is surrounded by the
    • Life on the astral plane is far richer than on the physical
    • plane. You can imagine light images in the astral world which
    • there on the astral plane. However these light bodies show not
    • bright body on the astral plane and a colour or a bright body
    • on the physical plane. In contrast, what meets light there, has
    • animals — not those living on the physical plane but those who
    • Whoever has had experiences on the astral plane and is able to
    • soul. Just imagine that on the astral plane there is a single
    • personality on the astral plane, and there we can meet this
    • the group souls of the astral plane, this variegation is
    • endlessly larger. Just to mention aside, the astral plane has
    • physical plane. However, there we feel influences, good
    • the astral plane. The wise lifted them to a higher form, to
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    • without comment, explanations or considerations, one steps into
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    • physical plane. Thus we speak as it were in a spiritual
    • about his karma. Planning for the three weeks ahead, he
    • planning comes in direct opposition with the direction of his
    • and supersensible-world knowledge. Like plants tap into the
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    • possess the means of giving man an explanation as to himself. People
    • much of the original plan had to be altered, for it had originally been
    • of course necessary to so plant the outer architecture that it might
    • Here we have the ground-plan
    • This ground-plan will show
    • I refer to this ground-plan I am always anxious lest the actual structural
    • this ground-plan and its form, drawing a comparison between it and the
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    • each succeeding leaf of a plant issues through metamorphosis out of
    • or planning architecture or anything of the kind, and we think we will
    • at theM as they were leaves of a plane or anything of that sort, but
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    • which is already the youth of the next planetary embodiment of the earth.
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    • to say, man's evolution was planned from the beginning; he is
    • given rise to an unusually clever explanation — and a
    • very clever people have accepted this clever explanation. We
    • clever explanation referred to is expressed in the words:
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    • Goethe originally planned the whole scene quite differently
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    • planted all that in his soul, it is a need to of his sowing.
    • the physical plane, all that we find her in the third Act of
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    • — that Faust is now transplanted; transplanted,
    • supersensible being. He has been transplanted. He has no
    • transplanted. They really do not exist for him. Faust has to
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    • Death was transplanted more into the region of the soul. But
    • they knew that it lay in the wise plan of cosmic evolution to
    • explanations of the myths. Therefore the exoteric myths were
    • secret. Something was thereby implanted in the fourth
    • transplanted back again into the blood-connection, to his own
    • him return. Here again, Theseus is removed, transplanted away
    • blood and tries to transplant her to Troy. He wants to break
    • and justice and so forth. Try to transplant yourself into the
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    • become this solid planet on which man can stand at the same
    • Science, of course they are unable to give any explanation of
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    • — what has being on the earth-planet. What is called
    • the processes of the earth-planet. But man is not earthly man
    • nothing of the different planetary life-forms beyond the
    • earth. He wants to find his explanation in those times to
    • Goethe among many other works transplanting him into the life
    • implanted into human nature by those members of the higher
    • confidence in what was planted there in previous ages. Hence
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    • explanation of nature? bince the eighties of the last century
    • of the living plant in the theory of metamorphoses, where,
    • plant, or anything else about which he sought enlightenment,
    • thelife of a plant, there worked in him in part unconsciously
    • obvious correct scientific explanation of the human head
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    • These quite abstract explanations, all this symbolising of an
    • Homunculus to a very high human plane.
    • physical body, has developed on the physical plane to a very
    • outside in nature where the minerals and plants make manifest
    • plant. The warmth of the womb, the warmth of the pregnant
    • plants, we are actually in the womb of the world. In short,
    • sends forth the little plant. The warmth of the womb, the
    • wander about among he growing plants, we are actually in the
    • from this theory; with it one can watch one leaf of a plant
    • the arising, the growing, of plants of animals, of man. But
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    • this idea, seen from outside the physical body, is planted
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    • man does what he pleases on the physical plane, making God
    • Metamorphosis of Plants;
    • The Metamorphosis of Plants,
    • reconstruct his archetypal plant, tried to bring into a
    • born, over and over again on the physical plane, and being
    • thus born physically on the physical plane, he had not been
    • the field of human culture, a new tree must be planted. It
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    • planetary system or the system altogether to which we belong.
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    • epochs - are a gradual conquering of the physical plane by
    • astral or lower Devachan planes but above, right to the upper
    • planes because these elevated beings of the lower Devachanic
    • planes knew about the higher planes.
    • indigenous, they could usually rise to the astral plane and it
    • astral plane in the old Egyptian time. A relatively large
    • what was happening on the astral plane. At least in certain
    • not descend to the physical plane but were at home on the
    • astral plane. Thus the ancient Egyptian initiates who could
    • enter and exit the astral plane found it easy to reveal things
    • he moved freely throughout the astral plane. Even his people
    • to restrict their lives to the physical plane. The task which
    • the physical plane were to be given a revelation out of the
    • see and touch, is the physical plane - here is nothing
    • we revealed, originated out of the higher planes of Devachan,
    • lower parts of the Devachanic planes. They were only capable of
    • are no longer the physical but the astral plane, he will not
    • the physical plane. Therefore people can't meet Osiris in life.
    • Initiate into the astral plane. Through this the disciples of
    • to the astral plane, but like Christ, who came right down to
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    • see for instance the various plants, animals and minerals
    • suffering, pleasure and pain; that no one doubts. With plants
    • thoughts, that the plants could posses something spiritual,
    • hurt, the same with animals; but when I cut a plant, will it
    • way of recognising the soul nature of plants and stones, for
    • instance. It appears, when we contemplate the plant, that
    • certainly, when the plant is partly damaged where it grows out
    • plant, that it doesn't hurt but that the opposite is the case.
    • That which comprises the actual soul of the plant feels
    • sensitive parts of plants are destroyed. Pain only starts for
    • the plant soul when the plant is pulled out of the earth,
    • relationship of plant suffering to plant joy then we really
    • wisdom of nature, the plant soul experiences pleasure when we
    • is going to happen should the plant have been able to
    • earth's beings are nourished through plants, and how, through
    • can appear gentler under the circumstances when a plant is dug
    • out with its roots and replanted, instead of picking flowers.
    • uprooting causes actual pain to the plant soul. Deliberate
    • be rebuked, but even that changes nothing about the plant soul
    • plants and the uprooting of human hair. We start to understand
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    • underwent a change. This physical body, which serves plants and
    • become interwoven with explanations relating to the facts
    • inevitable law, which, owing to the lengthy explanation it
    • higher and nobler plane. If Haeckel seeks to criticise and
    • passage: “We see God in the stone, in the plant, in the
    • plant, in animal, and in man, possibly, too, in every work of
    • plant, in the brute, and in the man; but what we see are no
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    • must somehow be able to transplant ourselves into the inner
    • must transplant ourselves into the hearts and minds of these
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    • the habitableness of other planets, but no great significance is
    • the origin of his material, bodily nature to the mineral, plant and
    • down upon the Earth from the outer planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars.
    • working of the fixed stars, but also to the working of the planetary
    • Saturn, Jupiter, Mars — the so-called outer planets —
    • consciousness in man. The forces of the inner planets —
    • earthly life, are liken to heaven, related to more distant planetary
    • nearer planets: Mercury, Venus and Moon. The Moon, after all, is
    • led to the planetary spheres.
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    • The planetary spheres work upon man's stages or forms of life.
    • These different stages of life are connected with the planetary
    • forces, the planetary spheres work through his etheric forces.
    • The planetary spheres, therefore, work upon man in a more delicate
    • of life from the planetary spheres.
    • plants, minerals — the three kingdoms of Nature belonging to the
    • world we are in contact with animals, plants, and minerals.
    • mother-tongue may have been implanted in him deeply and inwardly or
    • realm of the fixed stars and his life-stages from the planetary
    • turn to the planetary spheres. If we wish to understand man's life of
    • devotion have implanted in these thoughts. Our first meeting with the
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    • the planetary spheres work upon what lies within the outer covering of
    • show him a plant with yellow flowers and round petals and merely tell
    • him, “That is a plant” — and then take him to a plant
    • plant.” It is the specific and individual properties of the plant
    • developed in the great plan of the world which gave the Norwegians
    • experience the spirit in the plant-world, in stone and rock, in the
    • reality of forces living in the plants, hidden in the rocks, operating
    • sparsely flowering rock-plants. A great picture arises in your souls
    • the plants, the stones and the other phenomena. of Nature.
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    • event happened which upset all his plans. Disaster overtook Rahn,
    • wanderings through the world, abandoning the cherished plans which
    • it, his plan, worked out to the smallest details, showed what his
    • useless explanation.”]
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    • anthroposophist in looking out over world and planetary destinies,
    • of mankind, of the earth, of the whole planetary system become his
    • of his planet, earth. We shall see that this is possible. We know
    • sprouting forth of something plant-like at the time of going to
    • how this plant-like life shrinks together again and becomes the
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    • connection with our life on the physical plane. Of course, there are
    • all, some experience or other we have had on the physical plane more
    • will often find it easy here too to give a materialistic explanation
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    • life in his ego than he needs for his purposes on the physical plane.
    • ordinary life on the physical plane, if he can be content with what
    • the external world has implanted something in his soul that would be
    • things that life opens to view, yet no explanation for them is to be
    • plane. We discover that we are seeing something we do not see
    • reality it is not so. On the physical plane we never see light, only
    • by words not suitable for things of the physical plane. For example
    • he would speak of light-air, or air-light. On the physical plane
    • of air on the physical plane. There we also find the opposite
    • same effect as suffocation on the physical plane. But like a polar
    • physical plane. That is just what Lucifer desires, for then we do not
    • plane. This is what happens if we have not sufficiently trained
    • spiritual that comes from the physical plane.
    • the things on the physical plane. He breathes in, so to say, what he
    • has been able to perceive on the physical plane. So he may imagine
    • sucks up into that realm things of the physical plane below, and
    • that meet us we discover that whereas on the physical plane good and
    • This, in fact, can already be realized on the physical plane, but in
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    • planted; the highest they can attain is to become free souls.
    • planet there are matters that bring it into connection with the whole
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    • scale from the mineral kingdom through the plant and animal kingdoms
    • of the world he lives in just because the mineral, plant, and animal
    • Darwinism, even on the physical plane, is actually asleep in our
    • plant, and animal kingdoms, reduced down to nothing, then down to
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    • for abstract commentaries. We only need the power to transplant
    • explanation of the world — which today, to use a graphic term,
    • the plant kingdom we always encounter an obstacle, namely, that with
    • not penetrate the plant kingdom as far as he does the mineral. All he
    • can do is to observe plant life. Now what one can only
    • does the life of a plant. We do not perceive what the animal actually
    • himself with various substances, animal, plant, and mineral. These
    • eats plants he permeates himself with sattwa conditions. When he
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    • about plant food was true for the ancient Indian of that food Krishna
    • acquainted with the plant kingdom. He can admire it, but he brings
    • different from our own. While we dwell on the physical plane we know
    • root of a plant, in the stem, leaves, flowers, the pollen, and the
    • must distinguish between them as between the stem of a plant and the
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    • in the right sense with other explanations you will see the agreement,
    • ordinary thinking on the physical plane. When a man lives on the
    • physical plane he judges things and forms opinions about them. After a
    • things. On the physical plane we are forced to form judgments and to
    • a truly sound power of judgment for the physical plane, holding all
    • we develop so assiduously for the physical plane can be only a means
    • physical plane; and a world in which a man can live only when he knows
    • as to what a man lives in while he is on the physical plane. On the
    • physical plane he lives in his sense-impressions and in the ordinary
    • of the physical plane the thing is always there, and one first gets a
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    • way. We can begin from an ordinary experience on the physical plane.
    • plant world. And only in a somewhat indirect sense — and, one
    • doing well in our estimate of the physical plane if we mix up these
    • two sets of facts. We are accustomed on the physical plane to judge
    • plane, and a purely moral happening, which likewise exists on the
    • physical plane. When, therefore, the point is reached of which we
    • Death, one always finds that during their life on the physical plane
    • feel differently towards the plant world which spreads itself like a
    • carpet over the Earth. Formerly he looked at the plants and was
    • colours, with everything that the plant world offered to him as it
    • which the beauty of the Earth's plant-cover can evoke in the soul. And
    • in the very least any part of his feeling for the plant-vesture of the
    • the plant world he feels that a certain inner relationship links it
    • carpet of plants grows together with the out-there in the Cosmos.
    • carpet of plants is connected with the activity of the light from the
    • Sun; how the plants cannot grow without the specific action of the
    • has an influence on the plant world, but that the rest of the starry
    • stellar influences, all have effects on the plant world. At first,
    • plants when the sunlight is withdrawn from them. As one feels sympathy
    • when the sunlight is withdrawn from the plants? This sympathy with the
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    • forces of the Zodiac and planets, particularly of the Sun and Moon. In
    • and of the Planets, but particularly to the secrets connected with the
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    • transition of his consciousness from one plane to another, from the
    • plane of intuition to that of logic? Here we touch upon one of the
    • body in common with the plants. This principle engenders the process
    • entities, mineral, plant and animal. It is the self, the soul,
    • intellectual sense. But above the intellectual plane there is the
    • plane of Spirit. It is the world of Spirit to which man will attain in
    • astral to the intellectual plane. It was by virtue of a new kind of
    • our whole planetary evolution? What gave Him this power to rise so
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    • inferior elements. So it is with all purely physical explanations
    • beings — stones, plants, animals — and they seem to me
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    • He would die, whereas the carbonic acid keeps the plants alive. The
    • plants provide man with the oxygen which gives him life; they renew
    • animals provide the plants with the carbonic acid by which they, in
    • their turn, are nourished. What does the plant do with the carbonic
    • the plant is coal. Coal is thus crystallised carbonic acid.
    • body by means of his blood, just as the plant works with the carbonic
    • in coal which is a crystallised plant. The Philosopher's Stone, in its
    • all beings. The minerals are plants which have degenerated; the plants
    • There was an epoch when all life on the Earth was semi-plant and
    • this ancient epoch. It is a survival of the parasitic plant-beings
    • which once lived on the Earth as upon a plant. Hence its peculiar,
    • sacred of all plants. Mistletoe is a survival from the lunar epoch of
    • plants, to live directly upon mineral substance.
    • plants, having adapted themselves to the subsequent epoch, swore
    • When this plant-earth became mineral, it acquired, through the metals,
    • man. The plant-kingdom breathes out oxygen; man breathes out love
    • between the plant and the animal. It is represented by Lucifer and the
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    • been implanted there by divine Intelligences, by servants of the
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    • Man possesses it in common with the plants. It is not produced by the
    • plant, as well as in man, it is the force of growth, rhythm and
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    • The Sun represents the vivifying movement and rhythm of the planetary
    • the aid of plant-nourishment. Prolonged meditation changes the nature
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    • Christ, historic fact on the physical plane. The death
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    • the higher is a product of the lower. The plant might say to the
    • drawn from you. The animal again might say to the plant: I am above
    • plants: I am above you, but to you I owe the oxygen which I breathe.
    • body and is one with the planet. He is one with the Earth and finds
    • himself again within the planetary life.
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    • presentiment of them. We will concern ourselves here with planetary
    • explanation respecting light itself. Colours and light, it is true,
    • are expressed by plant and animal forms. When man begins to behold his
    • will reappear in times to come, on the physical plane. What we sow in
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    • According to the explanation given by Goethe to certain students, each
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    • struggle for existence — but that is no explanation. The
    • The Initiate can work in the sphere where the germs of new plants come
    • of Nature. In contrast to the human being, the plant has its root
    • speaking, in the horizontal direction. Man and the plants stand
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    • crystal, plant and animal is seen as a kind of radiation, whereas the
    • the solar and planetary Word — shines through the myths and
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    • cannot, for example, hasten the growth of plants by an act of will.
    • plants ether forces which he knew how to use. He did this
    • than all human, nay, than all planetary life. This power is the Logos.
    • In what does human and planetary life differ from the life of the
    • earthly and planetary experiences are known. Such a mind could live
    • planetary system. It would remain in the sphere of what can be and has
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    • plants and metals? Have these lower kingdoms of life any consciousness
    • consciousness of the plant is always devachanic. If a plant
    • The consciousness of the plant-ordinary sleep.
    • of life; seven states of life compose one whole period of planetary
    • of which four are actually visible: the mineral, plant, animal and
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    • THE EVOLUTION OF PLANETS AND EARTH
    • sky, nor to any other planet that astronomy might ever discover. The
    • constituted by the life-forces (the plant-nature of man), in the
    • and feeling, and the growth of plants. He simply sees their physical
    • expressions. Try to conceive a plant in super physical existence,
    • plants. This denotes a higher power. Today, man erects buildings; in
    • future times he will be able to create and give shape to plant-life by
    • working upon plant-substance. At a still higher stage, he will give
    • a reincarnation of an earlier planet — of the Old Moon. In this
    • planetary body was composed of a substance somewhat akin to the nature
    • of wood a substance midway between the mineral and the plant. Its
    • turf. It brought forth beings by nature half-plant, half-mollusc, and
    • equilibrium is restored by the plant-world.
    • Old Moon, the planetary sphere which has now become our Earth had a
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    • play in the planetary system.
    • moon, neither plants nor animals nor human beings existed as we know
    • them today. In fact, only a plant kingdom existed then but under
    • was united with the earth-moon, the plants directed their blossoms
    • heavenward. We have seen in an earlier lecture (XI) that the plants
    • half way between the human orientation and that of the plant world.
    • different kingdoms on earth have become as we now know them: the plant
    • sees the sun as a fixed star which had previously been a planet and
    • similarly it recognizes the earth as a planet destined to become the
    • not even a planet. The human being was only endowed with a deep trance
    • planets. We in fact can divide our present terrestrial stage into two
    • fluid forces emanating from the planet Mars. Before this passage of
    • language by indicating that the days of the week belong to the planets
    • opposite of life. All life is extinguished there. Were a plant or an
    • infinity. If one takes a plant or a crystal and one concentrates on
    • this layer the plant or the crystal would appear multiplied
    • influence on the terrestrial fire. The evolution of our planet is
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    • In speaking of the planetary body which preceded our Earth — the
    • crystallisation of what on the Old Moon was half-mineral, half-plant.
    • Our plant-world has sprung from the lunar plant-animal. Similarly, the
    • There would have been minerals, plants, animals and human beings
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    • first manifestations of the life of our planetary system and the
    • archetypal form. The plan of evolution is contained in archetypal
    • civilisation is to adapt man to the physical plane to develop reason
    • centre of the planets, including the Sun. The map of the heavens given
    • future, its plan begins to unfold before us. A new race will come into
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    • only on the astral plane, it is still a fact that he lived
    • his life on the physical plane. We are dealing with symbols
    • on the astral plane and outer reality on the physical plane.
    • on the astral plane. The formula he used for meditation
    • that God has planted into all things.
    • astral plane. Thus is the fifth verse to be understood
    • found Him again on the astral plane, and he knew that He who
    • experienced it on the astral plane. However it will gradually
    • happen on the astral plane. When it is outside and confronts
    • plane appear to him as in a mirror. The number 165 should not
    • Everything appears reversed on the astral plane. Even time is
    • reversed. When you follow someone on the astral plane you
    • his birth. You can follow him on the physical plane forwards;
    • on the astral plane backwards. Leaving the physical body is
    • consciousness on the astral plane comparable to that
    • previously experienced on the physical plane. Then one is
    • procedure on the astral plane. In chapter 2, verse 1, it is
    • Once he has attained vision of the astral plane and the
    • pictures of the astral plane have confronted him, he is
    • devachanic plane. It is possible then to describe the
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    • through a train of thought as follows: The plant must have a
    • mineral soil. Minerals are of lower rank than plants. But the
    • plant must bow down and say, “To thee oh stone, though
    • The animal is of higher rank than the plant. It breathes
    • oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide. The plant exhales the
    • oxygen. The animal must say to the plant, “To thee oh
    • plant, I humbly bow, for without thee I could not
    • Everything pertaining to this planet becomes the body of the
    • — man and animal, plant and rock around him become
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    • with, a stage of inner development even on higher planes, is
    • expressed at first on the astral plane as a picture. When a
    • sees a picture on the astral plane, which formerly he had not
    • tree. This picture on the astral plane, which is to be taken
    • the picture on the astral plane. What is seen are reflections
    • his work on the physical plane. Here is the place of
    • could not be clearer. You know the orthodox explanation.
    • physical plane, one had to take this one life seriously.
    • life. The physical plane had first to be mastered. To do
    • finish learning. Sometimes when one hears an explanation like
    • explanations seek to avoid the “depths”
    • lifeless inorganic forces. Man cannot oblige a plant to grow,
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    • is certainly true of plants and animals. Man has in common with the
    • plants his capacity to nourish himself, to grow and propagate; if he
    • the plant and animal kingdoms. Ordinary observation can confirm that.
    • away” a crystal; but in the case of a plant or animal we do, for
    • faculties as well. He can feel pleasure and pain, which the plant cannot
    • identify himself with the plant. Animals can feel pleasure and pain,
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    • but also the archetypes of plants, animals and men in so far as their
    • be seen because they have no vibrant life; but plants, animals and men
    • and whatever conscious beings have experienced is depicted there. (Plants,
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    • physical that has ever existed on this Earth, whether as mineral, plant
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    • forms of man, animal and plant, flows freely like the waters of the
    • Externally he sees it flow in a reddish-lilac stream from one plant
    • of animals, and with the souls of plants?
    • of the physical plane, we are quite justified in saying that man has
    • the beings who live on the Earth. On the astral plane things are quite
    • different. As soon as an Initiate enters that plane, he comes to know
    • a whole range of new beings who are not present on the physical plane,
    • but appear on the astral plane as beings like himself. Among them are
    • them as one does with other people on the physical plane. On the physical
    • plane animals have only a physical, an etheric and an astral body; they
    • have no Ego there, for their Ego is to be found on the astral plane.
    • have their common soul on the astral plane. The Ego of the species lion,
    • on strings like marionettes. Plants also have group-souls of this kind,
    • finds the Egos of the plants as his companions, and there he can alter
    • the forms of the plant-world. In this way he can collaborate in the
    • Thus it is true to say, when we look at the continually changing plant
    • of the Earth are the work of men on higher planes, and the more highly
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    • explanations but through examples and images. And how infinitely important
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    • Any such explanation is bound to be incomplete, for I shall not be putting
    • have, was deliberately planned for thousands of years ahead, and it
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    • and kingdoms, minerals, plants and animals, within himself, and can
    • explanation of children born dead? In such cases the astral body may well
    • explanation lies in the fact that certain members of man's higher nature
    • needs a nervous system: a plant has no nervous system and therefore
    • cannot have an astral body. In fact, if a plant were to be permeated by
    • an astral body it would no longer be a plant, but would have to be
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    • applies universally. All beings, and all the planets, are subject to
    • the planet we know, it was a very different one. At the beginning of
    • time it was a planet called, in occult science, Saturn. Altogether there
    • of a planet a period when it is not visible and has no outward life. This
    • the old Sun was a planet, and in the course of its incarnations it has
    • worked itself up from the substance and being of a planet to the rank
    • Even on the planet Saturn
    • shone out as Sun. The planet Sun passed through the same process and
    • these four planets Saturn, Sun, Moon and Earth — as four separate
    • planets; they are four different conditions of the same planet. They
    • are true metamorphoses of the one planet and all the beings that belong
    • to it are metamorphosed with it. Man has never been on any other planet,
    • in barest outline. There were no minerals, plants or animals. Man is
    • woman, old man or woman, so so does a planet. Before Saturn manifested
    • planet which transforms itself, and its beings are transformed with
    • will be three more planets: Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan.
    • There are thus seven planets,
    • hundreds, Planets. We therefore have to multiply the figures, and so we
    • find that our planetary system has to pass through 7 by 7 by 7, or 343
    • body, as with planets today, could be added. Thus on Sun he passed through
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    • one huge body. This was the first stage of our planet.
    • thus a planet made up of fine etheric material and surrounded by an
    • of clothes. The whole planet was bathed in wonderful beauty; it floated
    • ancestors of humanity there were already forms of plants and animals,
    • destined to be man's companions. The plants were of the lower types
    • their present-day shapes. There were shining plants and animals that
    • appearance. Animals and plants were now like jelly or white of egg,
    • rather like some of our jelly-fishes and sea-plants. In this more condensed
    • organs. The forms of animals and plants were increasingly densified
    • for reproduction. The plants secreted a substance rather like present-day
    • milk; a last survivor of these milk-secreting plants is the dandelion.
    • ascended higher when we reach the next planetary stage. Although they
    • to replace a lost limb; they could make plants grow, and so on. Thus
    • but by the use of the organic, germinating power of plants.
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    • the stars merely physical globes. They looked on each planet as ensouled
    • the physical world. We have descended furthest into the physical plane
    • plane from within. Only our own culture has gone so far as to operate
    • with the laws of nature on the physical plane. From now onwards mankind
    • times and the world of the gods; he has only the physical plane. And
    • through his descent to the physical plane he has lost his connection
    • physical plane, Ptolemy's system is right — there is the Earth
    • need only remind ourselves that on the astral plane everything appears
    • reversed. The Ptolemaic system holds good for the astral plane, the
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    • on the physical plane, but also of events on higher planes; they owe
    • substance, and that is how perception on the astral plane occurs.
    • the seasons, of day and night, and so on. Plants, too, grow rhythmically.
    • also called Yoga. Here, an initiated man living on the physical plane
    • plane.
    • anything else. When we are on the physical plane, we perceive with the
    • physical senses only what is to be found on that plane. Astral perceptions
    • are valid for the astral plane; devachanic hearing is valid only in
    • Devachan. Thus each plane has its own specific form of perception. But
    • Logic is the same on all three planes. Thus on the physical plane you
    • can learn something which is valid also for the higher planes; and this
    • plane it gives primary attention to thinking, and for this purpose uses
    • the means available on the physical plane. A penetrative thinking can
    • by them can move with certainty on the highest planes. Even a person
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    • plane, where to lie is to kill and every lie is a murder. Lying therefore
    • could not be transplanted to Europe as it stands.
    • up and all living creatures would die. It is thanks to the plants that
    • this does not happen, for in plants the breathing process is the reverse
    • and men and animals breathe it in again. So do the plants renew the
    • We owe our life to the plants, and in this way plants, animals and men
    • The plant, as it builds up its body, takes in the carbon dioxide and
    • the plants, take in the carbon, and give it up as carbon dioxide when
    • leaves to the plant. Just as man passed through the plant and animal
    • retrace his steps. He will himself become plant; he will take up the
    • plant-nature into himself and accomplish the whole plant-process within
    • up his body with it, as the plant now builds up its own body unconsciously.
    • only by a very little, towards bringing the plant-nature back into man,
    • world. If a plant were able to think, it would thank the minerals for
    • the animal would have to bow down before the plant and say: “To
    • the whole planet. The Earth has become his body; he is buried in the
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    • it is. The pupil must learn about the evolution of sun and planets,
    • the planetary laws, we develop an important line of thought, and this
    • nothing about planetary systems, we show great egoism. True wisdom
    • for example, a living plant, look at it carefully, sink yourself into
    • were in the plant, as is described in the book,
    • proceeding from the plant: that is the astral counterpart of its growth.
    • Again, the pupil takes a seed and visualises the whole plant, as it will
    • remarkable appears. For example, a plant held in the midst of this layer
    • himself, he spiritualises the Earth also. One day, at a later planetary
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    • concretely to the real human being, it provides an explanation of how
    • for instance, the finer details of the plants or an orchard around
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    • explanation in today's psychology textbooks, or even in epistemology,
    • to sense perceptions that the explanations in physiology and
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    • Then we will have the explanation for a problem that today is solved
    • other planets. These other planetary forces appear in the human
    • spoken out of human deeds. Now planetary forces modify that sun and
    • the sun, moon, and planets are working in succession into human
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    • manifold the forces in the universe are! Look at a growing plant, for
    • opposite tendencies within the plant: a striving upward and a
    • moon's forces and the moon's changes. If therefore we look at a plant
    • plant from the whole universe, from all the forces in the
    • in a linear direction. That is the archetypal form of the plant. And
    • plant as streaming to reach it. But the plant does more than just
    • the plant as it pushes toward the Sun, we must see that the sun
    • plant. With them alone, the plant-being would in a certain sense only
    • activity of all the other planets in the universe.
    • In the plant you have
    • the entire planetary system in front of you. It is right there on the
    • was — made such a statement as this: “When you eat a plant
    • you're eating the entire planetary system. For all those forces are
    • contained in it.” Paracelsus said it like this: With the plant
    • have the true explanation of the human being's relation to the
    • forces modified by the forces of the so-called outer planets.
    • plant world spread as it is around us, we find the sun, moon, and
    • nearness of death to life. We go to the outer planets that are
    • place as human beings in the macrocosm, but wanting to plant the
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    • place in the plant kingdom. During daytime consciousness, when the
    • same way that they do in the plant kingdom. Thus they too are not
    • relation of the human etheric body to the plant world on the other.
    • body. Then we must search in the plant kingdom for the proper
    • spirit in nature, the spirit that is in the mineral and plant
    • spirit that is in the mineral and in the plant. In its nature
    • stones and plants can only grope their way through traditional
    • tomorrow. I am announcing this now so that you can make your plans
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    • where the soil is so constituted that winter plants will grow in it,
    • we climb very high in the mountains to find minerals and plants and
    • low-growing plants and for minerals in the soil. We look for what
    • form. Then we get the kind of mineral and plant remedies we need.
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    • could be obtained from the plant kingdom. In other words, they looked
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    • concretely to the real human being, it provides an explanation of how
    • for instance, the finer details of the plants or an orchard around
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    • explanation in today's psychology textbooks, or even in epistemology,
    • to sense perceptions that the explanations in physiology and
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    • Then we will have the explanation for a problem that today is solved
    • other planets. These other planetary forces appear in the human
    • spoken out of human deeds. Now planetary forces modify that sun and
    • the sun, moon, and planets are working in succession into human
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    • manifold the forces in the universe are! Look at a growing plant, for
    • opposite tendencies within the plant: a striving upward and a
    • moon's forces and the moon's changes. If therefore we look at a plant
    • plant from the whole universe, from all the forces in the
    • in a linear direction. That is the archetypal form of the plant. And
    • plant as streaming to reach it. But the plant does more than just
    • the plant as it pushes toward the Sun, we must see that the sun
    • plant. With them alone, the plant-being would in a certain sense only
    • activity of all the other planets in the universe.
    • In the plant you have
    • the entire planetary system in front of you. It is right there on the
    • was — made such a statement as this: “When you eat a plant
    • you're eating the entire planetary system. For all those forces are
    • contained in it.” Paracelsus said it like this: “With the plant
    • have the true explanation of the human being's relation to the
    • forces modified by the forces of the so-called outer planets.
    • plant world spread as it is around us, we find the sun, moon, and
    • nearness of death to life. We go to the outer planets that are
    • place as human beings in the macrocosm, but wanting to plant the
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    • place in the plant kingdom. During daytime consciousness, when the
    • same way that they do in the plant kingdom. Thus they too are not
    • relation of the human etheric body to the plant world on the other.
    • body. Then we must search in the plant kingdom for the proper
    • spirit in nature, the spirit that is in the mineral and plant
    • spirit that is in the mineral and in the plant. In its nature
    • stones and plants can only grope their way through traditional
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    • where the soil is so constituted that winter plants will grow in it,
    • we climb very high in the mountains to find minerals and plants and
    • low-growing plants and for minerals in the soil. We look for what
    • form. Then we get the kind of mineral and plant remedies we need.
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    • could be obtained from the plant kingdom. In other words, they looked
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    • the gradual growth of our earth as the planetary scene of human
    • the planetary evolutions preceding that of our earth.]
    • is only when we come to the fourth stage of our planetary evolution
    • planet when, out of the universal complication of fire and air and
    • with the rest of the planet and begins to send its forces to the
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    • through space as our planetary earth existence.
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    • these three planetary forms? On Saturn everything was in a kind of
    • prevailed in this planet of warmth, and which brought about and
    • condition of the planet. Here we must never forget that there was as
    • light into space. Our planetary evolution, as I have called it,
    • advanced during the Sun period to the stage of the plant. Again we
    • must not imagine that there were plants on the old Sun in their
    • elements of warmth and air as rule in the plant kingdom today, those
    • blossom upward. Obviously there could be no solid plants; one must
    • mineral kingdom are repeated and the laws of the plant world are
    • a plantlike condition.
    • find anything in the least comparable to that plantlike weaving in
    • our external physical plants, those Beings whom we have learnt to
    • know as the group-souls of the plants. Today they can only be found
    • the plants do not subsist in individual plants, such as we see
    • of plant, such as the rose, the violet, the oak, and so on. For the
    • poverty-stricken, abstract thinking of today, plant species are just
    • directs its attention towards the plant-covering of our earth, it
    • group-souls of the plants actually live as real Beings. And these
    • threw off the sparkling blossoms of plant existence, these physically
    • gaseous forms were actually the same as the plant species which can
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    • that what later became our solar system was contained in a planetary
    • the Sun, the second phase of the evolution of our planet, and speak
    • when our planetary existence began. We get an idea of the sublimity
    • Elohim. They were appointed by the Elohim to carry out the plans for
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    • the development of our planet. As we have often said, we must think
    • these Beings plan the general direction of the activities of light.
    • the plants! If you remove them from the light they deteriorate,
    • Elohim planned the main lines of existence; they deputed the advanced
    • of life which could be reached on the Sun was the plant species.
    • from cosmic space. Up to that time Genesis speaks only of the plant
    • nature; all the beings on the earth were at the plant stage. The
    • activities which not only call an external plant life into existence,
    • only can the plant species shoot up, but also the animal nature,
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    • not until the time of our own planetary existence that the earth
    • sacrifice, so advanced that their fire streamed into the planetary
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    • Strader. He knew them on the physical plane, and there formed certain
    • reality of a being whom he knows on the physical plane — Maria
    • period light works essentially on the plants, maintains plant
    • it. So all the other planets, including the sun, were quite
    • “beautiful” or “good.” Wordy explanations
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    • is, so to say, the first-born of our whole planetary evolution. If we
    • maturity in the fruit is already inherent in the nature of the plant.
    • species form; the earth brings forth the foundations of plant life
    • cosmos. It has been united with all the planetary Beings associated
    • Jupiter and so on, and in these planetary Beings are the
    • space and gather forces, they drink in the forces of the planets. And
    • the planetary Beings. That is the very reason why we call it the
    • Thrones. We have said that at the beginning of our planetary
    • was a large garden planted with beautiful trees; lions and tigers
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    • higher regions, continued their evolution upon the several planets
    • planetary neighbours. This came about at a time preceding (to use our
    • escaped to the planets begin to return again. That went on far into
    • this or that planet.
    • forms of individual plants, as we know them today, sprouted from the
    • group-souls of the plants which were present in the earth in an
    • “day” as the creation of the plants would not have been
    • became more and more physical. Strange as it may sound, the plant
    • plants of today cannot be ascribed to a very early period.
    • Lemuria, still none of the plants we know today sprouted forth from
    • forms of the plants had arisen in species form. On the first occasion
    • planetary bodies, or planetary Beings, brought about by the hardening
    • to thrive better upon the surrounding planets. It is those forces we
    • etheric bodies, which we have to look for on the surrounding planets
    • influences of the members of our planetary system. Man is then united
    • with the planetary Beings. But in those far-away times man was not
    • only united with the planets in some kind of sleep, but after his
    • region of the planets; there they had settled and there they
    • soul-spiritual nature in man is on the neighbouring planets in the
    • with this approach from the neighbourhood of the planets was a
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    • It is through having a higher member implanted into him that man
    • body as the breath of life. Thus what was implanted as a seed into
    • n'schamah first made it possible to implant in man the
    • ousted from their sovereignty through the implanting of the human
    • behind the biblical story of the creation. Through the implanting of
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    • plan of a movable time for the Easter festival. It indicates how
    • see merely trees, or merely plants, but together with the trees, and
    • together with the plants they saw something spiritual. But as the time
    • mighty changes undergone by the nebula and its densifications, plants,
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    • life, man becomes master on the physical plane. But the spirituality
    • Dread of the world lying behind the physical plane, dread of the world
    • physical plane.
    • plane.
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    • the more firmly were the seeds of materialism planted in Christian
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    • dying of a plant are altogether different matters from the death of a
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    • outer objects, belonging to the mineral-, plant-, animal- and
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    • of events on the physical plane, but who became a believer through an
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    • those who on the physical plane have never heard of the Christ-event
    • return to the physical plane. When, therefore, their present
    • the physical plane that the sun will rise to-morrow and that seeds
    • will eventually grow into plants. It shows, if we understand karma,
    • striven to permeate with thought our explanation of the Gospels. For
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    • being a connection between those on the physical plane and those who
    • physical plane — a connection that may continue even when their
    • organised as they are now for life on the physical plane, are unable
    • truths known, either here on the physical plane, or — if they are
    • not incarnated — from higher planes.
    • physical plane and on the higher planes, we try to kindle love for
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    • developed here on the physical plane, and the spiritual life between
    • forsakes the physical plane it is soon in the spiritual world. This is
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    • ‘Sphere-Beings.’ She left this physical plane yesterday
    • with the departure of many of our friends from the physical plane. It
    • the help of those no longer assailed from the physical plane, those
    • who have no longer to consider the limits of the physical plane. If we
    • plane. These two points of view are quite independent of each other
    • beholds. We are here accustomed to stand on the physical plane,
    • senses. In normal life on the physical plane, we do not look into
    • from the perception we are accustomed to use on the physical plane. On
    • the physical plane we look out of ourselves and regard the world as
    • days is our world. In ordinary perception on the physical plane we
    • man here on the physical plane only really feels his Ego through
    • different from what it is here on the physical plane. A great part of
    • plane, the souls of men with whom we have lived here. While we face
    • the relation in which we stand here on the physical plane. Here we say
    • own individuality. First we have the plan of our Karma. Then we must
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    • between the life of man here on the physical plane and the life he
    • plane. Just suppose that the shell had not struck the man. (We can put
    • not seem to exist, is carried into the physical plane as the most
    • earlier than should have been done according to plan. Thus we may say
    • In our time it is really a good plan to acquaint ourselves with such
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    • physical plane, we knew that at any time, in addition to the relation
    • with what man attends to and plans for his necessities, and so on:
    • still on the physical plane retained no memories of them.
    • Consider this: Suppose we made a plan, we propose doing something, and
    • midday something occurs which prevents us fulfilling the evening plan.
    • plans. But one of those very impulses which may easily bring us well
    • intimate and delicate nature. How often does it happen that we plan
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    • position they may occupy, in accordance with these explanations.
    • him, from his Bible knowledge.’ Yes but there is indeed a plan in
    • earth plane, and of the rebirth of that in man which was lost to him
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    • knowledge including the phases of planetary evolution, planetary
    • particular plant and the relationship of this force to some
    • but such explanations are usually external and arbitrary. Profound
    • surrounding world — stones, plants and animals are signposts
    • planetary evolution he will reach still higher stages. All those which
    • further development human beings will not only cast out stones, plants
    • those who are evil — this is what is being implanted in the soul
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    • knowledge including the phases of planetary evolution, planetary
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    • knowledge including the phases of planetary evolution, planetary
    • The plant world as sense organ of the Earth. The organ of orientation
    • in the root of the plant and the corresponding organ of orientation in
    • in man, animal and plant. Plant consciousness on the Mental Plane;
    • that of sensitive plants, idiots and animals on the Astral Plane, of
    • minerals on the Higher Mental Plane. Human consciousness on the
    • Physical Plane and its development to higher stages. The riddle of the
    • We can regard plants and lower animals as the means whereby higher
    • plants. When we speak of these we must be clear that we are not only
    • dealing with the sense organs of the single plants, but with beings in
    • higher worlds. The plants are, as it were, only the feelers which are
    • plants.
    • All plants have cells, more especially at the root-tip but also in
    • otherwise non-starch-containing plants, these starch granules appear
    • Whenever a plant turns even slightly, one starch granule falls towards
    • the other side. This the plant cannot stand. It then turns again in
    • the direction of the gravity of the earth. The plant grows upwards
    • organ. This is for a plant the sense of gravity. This sense belongs
    • not only to the plant, but to the soul of the whole earth, which
    • orders the growth of the plant in accordance with this sense.
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    • earth. What takes place on the other planets cannot be discovered
    • cells. The building of cells is on higher planes something absolutely
    • — animals and men, and all etheric living beings — plants
    • plants assimilate carbonic acid and breathe out oxygen. Animals and
    • men cannot live without plants. Now carbonic acid consists of carbon
    • and oxygen. The plants retain the carbon and breathe out the oxygen.
    • The plants build up their bodily form out of the carbon which they
    • the dead plants; then the former forests of fern and equisetums were
    • formations developed gradually, either from the plant kingdom or the
    • oneself: This was once plant. If one were to go still further back one
    • would also be able to find the plants out of which rock-crystals,
    • of the primeval plants before coal. A diamond is exactly the same as a
    • of plants.
    • primeval rocks out of plants. The plant kingdom gradually passes over
    • of a “plant-earth”. This mineralising process can be studied
    • through the development of coal out of plants.
    • work upon the mineral kingdom in this way. With the plant, on the
    • From the Fifth Round onwards man will do the same with the plant
    • now carried out by the plant. As the plant takes in carbonic acid and
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    • seven planes. Relationship between the passive and active organs: ear
    • plane. On this Maha-para-nirvana plane the life of the solid is to be
    • found. This plane is the other pole of the solid. Through life on the
    • Maha-para-nirvana plane one acquired another means of perception. When
    • Maha-para-nirvana plane. It is there that the solid stone has its
    • with the life of the fluid, on the Para-nirvana plane. Through this
    • procedure one learns to know something of the different planes.
    • element, one finds oneself on the Nirvana plane. Nirvana means
    • seeks for life in it, one is with one's own life on the Nirvana plane.
    • the air, then that is the way to reach the Nirvana plane. This is the
    • the Nirvana plane if he does not actually practise breathing
    • actually inhales life: the Nirvana plane.
    • Fourthly, below the Nirvana plane is the Buddhi or Shushupti plane.
    • the Shushupti plane.
    • Fifthly comes the Devachan or Mental plane; hence the inner connection
    • The sixth is the astral plane. On this plane the chemical ether has
    • its life. A somnambulist perceives on the astral plane the qualities
    • The seventh is the physical plane. There the life ether lives in its
    • also called the atomic ether, because on this plane it has its own
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    • Present day cold-blooded animals and the plants have developed in a
    • earthly existence. This gives him the plans, the directions, the laws
    • principles had to be brought to the Earth from other planets through
    • the following planet they can bring forth a new cycle. This can be
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    • implanted; Atma on Old Saturn, Buddhi on Old Sun, Manas on Old Moon.
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    • physical plane only, and to this extent their theory is quite correct,
    • consciousness on the mental plane. Those who were no longer physically
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    • Round reappears and grows up as the plant kingdom; for instance [the]
    • Cologne cathedral will appear as a plant in the next Round.
    • its forms as the plant kingdom. In the Arupic condition of the Fifth
    • physical condition, as did also the plants and mineral kingdom.
    • astral impulses. The physical deeds on the physical plane have
    • physical plane remain in the Astral Light. One must accustom oneself
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    • plane. The re-ascent to the higher planes through schooling towards
    • towards freedom on the physical plane. Action and reaction as the
    • physical senses. Previously he was on the higher planes. He descended
    • from the Astral Plane to the Physical and before this from the Mental
    • Plane. The latter we divide into two parts, the Lower Mental or Rupa
    • Plane, where everything is already differentiated, and the Upper
    • Mental or Arupa Plane, where everything's undifferentiated in a
    • germinal condition. Man has descended from the Arupa Plane through the
    • Rupa Plane and the Astral Plane to the Physical Plane. Only on the
    • Physical Plane did he become conscious of self. On the Astral Plane he
    • is not conscious of self and on the Rupa and Arupa Planes still less
    • so. On the Physical Plane man for the first time came into contact
    • self-awareness. On the higher planes life was still completely
    • enclosed within itself. When man lived on the Astral Plane the only
    • separateness. Only on the physical plane can man relinquish his
    • lies the importance of the physical plane. If man had not set foot on
    • the physical plane, he would never have been able to relinquish his
    • accustom oneself to live on higher planes just as selflessly as man
    • has begun to do on the physical plane, albeit up to now but rarely.
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    • the physical apparatus. In the case of the plant something similar is
    • cord, man first works consciously on the physical plane through the
    • have done, and to betake himself to the physical plane. For before man
    • can acquire objective knowledge on the physical plane he must direct
    • powers. The Physical Plane and Devachan are polar opposites. Between
    • man on to the Physical Plane, where he directs his attention outwards.
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    • nature of the Devas and the Planetary Spirits.
    • Arupa Plane of Devachan he has to lay aside everything that he gained
    • by his experiences on the Physical Plane. This is why in esotericism
    • the Greek priests called the soul a bee, the Arupa Plane a beehive and
    • the Physical Plane the flowering meadow.
    • Devachanic Planes it might appear that he has nothing else to do than
    • first on the earth, on the plants and the animals into which he
    • transformation of the plant world is the result of Devachanic forces.
    • Nature, are influenced from the Arupa Plane, (Higher Devachan). There,
    • as man. As development progresses to higher planes a being gains
    • conscious mastery over the corresponding lower planes. On the physical
    • plane today man is only master of the mineral kingdom. There he
    • himself can construct something, but he cannot yet construct a plant
    • plants (Fifth Round) and then the animals (Sixth Round) and finally he
    • A special class of Devas are the Planetary Spirits — the
    • reached by man in the Sixth and Seventh Rounds. A Planetary Spirit is
    • engaged with others in creative work on certain aspects of planetary
    • planes. Everything is activity. Now what significance have the
    • Planetary Spirits for man in any particular situation? The activity
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    • importance of life on the physical plane. In human evolution no other
    • activity on the physical plane. All this is creative and comes back to
    • oneself with here. If on the physical plane one has attached oneself
    • higher organs than by implanting the seeds for these organs on the
    • physical plane. For this purpose man is transferred to earthly
    • entity, but also a member of a devachanic being. On the physical plane
    • plan. Through this the Divine is awakened in man. That is why we look
    • which now live in plants and animals for the purpose of reproduction.
    • enabled man, animal and plant to propagate. The forces which at
    • forces which during the next Planetary Evolution will become our own
    • does not lead us to underrate the world on the physical plane, but to
    • understand that we must draw out of the physical plane what we need to
    • Earth Manvantara and the following Planetary Evolution man lives in
    • moment when the Earth must draw away from further planetary evolution.
    • through Seven Spheres. The Seven Planetary Evolutions correspond to
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    • of the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. The twelve forces of Karma
    • plane ...
    • outside, education on the physical plane should bring about in the
    • the physical body. The teaching implanted in them what should in the
    • outwardly on the physical plane, leaving no trace of their names
    • kingdom, out of the plant and animal kingdoms; but three kingdoms thou
    • time when the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms sacrificed themselves
    • Beauty and Strength, the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms were to be
    • plane before he could develop consciousness of self. True as it is
    • that what a man has done draws him back to the physical plane, so is
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    • Nature had first to be created. The mineral, plant and animal
    • — in the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms — is there as
    • beings who descended from the Nirvana plane. They are called Monads.
    • the Nirvana plane. The being from the Nirvana plane who is in us, in
    • new planet. What a man does for himself personally has significance
    • thinking, then a new humanity, that is to say, a new planet, comes
    • What we think, has significance for the next planetary cycles. Let us
    • remains of us, which will inhabit a future planet, will this humanity
    • next planet man will not think, but will comprehend the surrounding
    • thought on this planet. Thinking is something connected with us. When
    • we explain the world by means of thought, this world-explanation is
    • The Planetary Spirit who represents the Being of the World is now
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    • next planetary existence. From the pictures there will resound what
    • Plane. The prerequisite for this is to develop a speech that is not
    • Intuitions and finally a being, the Planetary Spirit, who produces the
    • same spiritual level are at work. Behind all plants Imaginations are
    • active. The completed form of the plant comes forth from Imagination
    • If we now turn our attention to the physical plane we find in the
    • The moment we act we bring about an alteration on the physical plane.
    • concerned. The aim of science is to study animals and plants apart
    • coming to the surface which were implanted in mankind in the 13th and
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    • the plants. With this he propelled his vehicles. Only from the last
    • plants and gained only the capacity of the physical brain, of
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    • now he stands in a continual relationship with the astral plane. It is
    • actually the case that on the astral plane beings are constantly
    • make their appearance on the astral plane. They are not of the same
    • nature as its other beings. On the astral plane there becomes visible
    • the physical plane, as for instance, a chair or a table. Things are
    • What makes its appearance on the astral plane is usually present as a
    • mirror picture when compared with the physical plane; for instance the
    • everything on the astral plane. Feelings of the soul appearing on the
    • physical plane from the astral plane can be experienced as their
    • astral plane on to the physical plane they are experienced here as
    • the astral plane have as their substance what we call feeling. They
    • beings from higher planes intervene in human life.
    • astral plane than a thought that springs from the soul in an impulsive
    • the affairs of the world rise from him into the astral plane, they
    • plane which originate from human beings and also from animals; for in
    • thoughts is the same as that which surrounded the previous planet, the
    • the physical matter of today. On the earlier planet there was not as
    • plane in the duality of the sexes. The God who brought about
    • each animal group a being exists on the astral plane which unites what
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    • Now when the physical and etheric bodies remain on the physical plane
    • remains on the physical plane. If, in the vicinity of a sleeping
    • implanted into it. The introduction of these latter is made possible
    • on the astral plane the black magician with his pupils. One also finds
    • body cannot satisfy them. As long as one lives on the physical plane
    • the senses. And when someone has left the Kamaloka plane, these astral
    • into touch with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky on the astral plane. At one
    • everything else, there is on the astral plane an imprint of the
    • plane, the Akasha-Chronicle, which is there reflected in its single
    • personality. Thus on the astral plane there are also to be found all
    • In order to be able to find one's way on the astral plane a severe and
    • worked over on the Devachan plane. Like bells, the astral bodies,
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    • expression on the physical plane. A feeling does not show itself
    • directly on the physical plane. When I am connected with someone in
    • astral plane. It is only when feeling passes over into action that it
    • finds its expression on the physical plane. We must bear this
    • every single action that takes place on the physical plane has its
    • alteration is always brought about on the physical plane.
    • forces cannot be perceived on the physical plane, but they must also
    • plane, that work there in a formative way, are not themselves on the
    • physical plane.
    • reaches the Arupa plane ... [Gap in text ...] Thus when we let some
    • disappear, then one is on the Arupa plane. In this way we actually
    • plane.
    • All forces underlying the phenomena of the physical plane are to be
    • found on the Arupa plane. It is true that through such observations no
    • actually very difficult to transpose ourselves on to the Arupa plane
    • occultists an extraordinary magical power. Even in the plant world one
    • Now, as on the physical plane forces are at work that are actually
    • present on the Arupa plane, so in the physical world we always have to
    • side, the forces. When we are active on the physical plane, in the
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    • still within man, who lived dissolved in astral existence. All plants,
    • density, the other kingdoms arose: the animal, plant and mineral
    • the physical plane) and once again inhabit a physical body.
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    • uncoordinated Earth mass. Now we ask: How did this come about? A plant
    • too does not grow out of nothing. A seed must be planted into the
    • All esotericism recognises that the Sun was first a planet; it only
    • was itself a planet, then everything which is now on the Moon and
    • plant-like. The beings lived in the light of the Sun. Light came to
    • them from the centre of their own planet. They were totally different
    • that time stretched his legs, so to say, into the air. The plant has
    • its organs of reproduction, stamens and pistil, into the air (plant).
    • planet is the same as the growth of the plant on the Earth. Then, with
    • had to orientate themselves towards the Sun. All plants therefore
    • continued until it had expended itself. He wanted to have a planet
    • would have immortalised his planet as a monument to his intention.
    • enter into them and the Earth would have become a planetary monument
    • the earthly planet. Reproduction however became bisexual and thereby
    • brought this about. It was then that the seed of Karma was planted.
    • Earth, to a petrified planet. If however one teaches reincarnation and
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    • Between the last Round of a Planetary condition and the first of the
    • Races. Seven such Rounds together make up a Planetary condition or
    • Planetary System or Evolution.
    • But on the Moon the plants too are different from those of today. The
    • plant kingdom stood between the present mineral and plant kingdoms,
    • similar to a peat bog that is half mineral and half plant. The Old
    • Moon was actually a great plant. Its ground consisted of intertwined
    • plants. At that time rocks did not exist. The plant-like mineral
    • Moon plants; the Dolomites have arisen out of primeval plants. Thus on
    • the Moon there was a kingdom lying between the mineral and the plant.
    • the soil have become parasitic, they must still always grow on plants,
    • for example the mistletoe. This grows on plants, just as on the Old
    • Moon all vegetation grew on a half plant-like foundation. Loki, the
    • Moon god, killed Baldur with the mistletoe, the Moon plant. So we find
    • A kingdom between the mineral and plant kingdoms
    • A kingdom between the plant and animal kingdoms
    • the animal kingdom separated itself off, during the Third the plant
    • will be there, but the whole Earth will have become a plant. Man will
    • plant.
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    • Survey of Earth evolution II: Planets or states of consciousness,
    • When we consider the successive Planetary evolutions we find that each
    • Planetary evolution is to lead one condition of consciousness through
    • Plant Kingdom
    • dreamless sleep like the plant and the dream filled sleep such as
    • consciousness that the planetary systems have been discovered. All the
    • what it receives from outside. The plant kingdom not only reflects
    • belonging to the Third Elementary Kingdom. The plant reflects the form
    • Planet the colours and forms will be prototypes of what man will then
    • taken on the nature of a plant. Then too all that develops separate
    • existence will be a plant-product. Likewise everything that proceeds
    • from man will be plantlike. We shall then be living in the plant
    • the atom when one studies the plan of the Adepts Lodge on the Moon.
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    • planetary evolution of the Earth.
    • our whole evolution we have seven Planetary conditions: Saturn, Sun,
    • Planet we must consider seven Rounds. The passing through a Round may
    • the Mineral Kingdom. We are now on the Fourth Planet, in the Fourth
    • have behind us three Planets, three Rounds, three Globes and the same
    • we should see yet another Planetary condition before Saturn; if we
    • its place a Planet beyond Vulcan. The exact middle of our present
    • it as models were all the forms of human beings, animals and plants.
    • astral forms of human beings and animals, as well as the whole plant
    • one of the other planets. This differed essentially from the astral
    • other planets: new passions, less vehement but conceived on the basis
    • The days of the week are an image of planetary evolution. The sequence
    • of the planets is inscribed in a wonderful way in the days of the
    • create the new plant kingdom out of the Ego.
    • issue in plant form, for in this Fifth Round there will take place
    • with the plant kingdom what is now taking place with the mineral
    • no longer be a plant kingdom; man will then allow living thoughts
    • only present as incipient plan. This is why esotericism does not
    • Kingdom. In the Fifth Round life will be in the Plant Kingdom, in the
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    • manifestations finds its expression in the seven Planetary evolutions:
    • Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus, Vulcan. On each Planet there
    • of Form or Globe, in the fourth Kingdom of Life, of the fourth Planet,
    • plant. A blossom cannot be put together like a machine, through
    • Let us transfer ourselves to the primal beginning of such a planetary
    • there? There was as yet no physical planet, not even in the finest
    • Arupa-form was a planet present, we are there even before the moment
    • series of planets existed; certainly however there was the entire
    • outcome of the preceding planetary chain, in much the same way as when
    • manifestation, the memory of a previous planetary chain and its
    • Now let us transfer ourselves to the end of the planetary chain, to
    • the chain of planets has gradually come to manifestation as creation,
    • end of a planetary evolution, has in fact come forth out of nothing,
    • a planetary chain. They are called the three Logoi. The Third Logos
    • three Logoi. Let us form within the framework of our planetary system,
    • plane. Man is conscious, but we have to know where his consciousness
    • is. Now he is conscious on the physical plane when we are speaking
    • the astral plane. When in the case of a creature, life is on the
    • physical plane and consciousness is on the astral plane, then this
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    • primeval wisdom man was concerned with the plan of the world. Now you
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms: all this is also within him. What
    • that in which Manas develops on the physical plane.
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    • materialistically, but who seek for explanations out of the spirit
    • We shall understand this from out of the spirit. The explanation the
    • everything that exists as animal life and the plant world. The plant
    • need to breathe. This source arises from the plant world. All that
    • of the plant world. From this we can form a concept of how Worlds go
    • In the earlier Planetary conditions, the forerunners of our Earth, we
    • had not to do as yet with human beings, animals, plants and minerals
    • as present-day man. At that time plants did not exhale oxygen. Oxygen,
    • being of our plant kingdom did nitrogen become mingled with oxygen.
    • half of this previous Planet the beings did certainly already strive
    • so on; but only in our present Earth-Cycle did the plant kingdom
    • breathing. They pushed the plant kingdom a stage lower, in order that
    • form had developed into something else and needed a new Planet. The
    • preceding Planet had to meet its end; everything living suffocated.
    • Thus do the Planets with their life perish, and from what has been
    • prepared a new life evolves in the body of the Mother Planet. This is
    • how the decline and uprising of Planetary evolution is to be
    • front of the Temple of Initiation. Initiation is the implanting of the
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    • of the plants, belongs to the Sun. Formerly their growth inclined
    • planted themselves into the Sun with their blossoms. When the Earth
    • turned their blossoms towards the Sun. Man is the plant in reverse.
    • That part of the plant which grows above the Earth has the same
    • plant nourishment, namely from the upper parts of the plant. This was
    • milk; and a second kind who fed on plants, on the produce of the
    • that part of the plant that grows below the surface of the Earth, that
    • of the plant which is in the soil is also separated from life.
    • applied to plants, to fruit. Out of this wine arose. This did not
    • from the plant kingdom. Wine then played a special role in the whole
    • mineral treatment of the plant had to play its part. The first three
    • plane. Wine cuts human beings off from everything spiritual. Whoever
    • that he should come right down onto the physical plane that the
    • physical plane, otherwise human beings would not have completely
    • only comes about when the plant has been killed. Again, wine comes
    • about when the plant has been killed, but then further treated with
    • mineral substance. When one bakes the plant one does the same as when
    • one kills the animal. When we draw wine from the plant kingdom in a
    • in the future is a further ascent from plant to mineral nourishment.
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    • seed condition. Not out of the fine perfected plant, but out of the
    • seedling does the new, future plant grow.
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    • particular form. When we move on to the world of plants, we notice
    • that a plant cannot develop according to the same laws as does the
    • crystal. It can only originate from another, earlier plant. Form is
    • likelier explanation is that Steiner, whose audience was very likely
    • choleric, you will notice that he plants each foot so solidly that he
    • planning. Using thought in this way, even on the smallest scale, will
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    • plant has only physical body and etheric body; and a mineral, as we
    • whole organization of animals and also of plants makes it obvious
    • understood, this needs no more explanation because spiritual
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    • human beings, plants and animals — while he turns his senses in
    • explanation, built up from physical observation and as obvious as if
    • see, it is a purely physical, spatial explanation, and that is as far
    • the cosmos. And they gave their pupils the following explanation. They
    • the physical explanation. But in this case also the old initiate knew
    • shall no longer be able to look with indifference on a plant, let us
    • such a moment very special processes are taking place in the plant. It
    • is then that the juices in the plant are carried up by its delicate
    • they fall upon the plant, make way for the forces of will coming from
    • scientists which stream through the plant at such a moment; those
    • stream upwards also from the root of the plant into its flower. And in
    • from the earth, the inner activity of the plant ceases for a time, and
    • The plant, however, is also exposed to the gentle light of the moon.
    • influence too on the sleeping plant. Interwoven with the moonlight,
    • cosmic thought streams down into the plant and works within it.
    • Thus in the plant-world we learn to look for the combined forces of
    • the form of many different plants in order to discover how far each
    • properties of plants make themselves known to us, and we learn to see
    • in the plant the medicinal herb. But it is only when one has attained
    • to recognise the remedial potentialities of the several plants.
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    • process. However much this material explanation of cosmic happenings
    • forces working in the growth of plants. Such an explanation of cosmic
    • planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn — others are of less importance.
    • discourse with the other planets and with the Zodiac was directed to
    • concentrated exclusively in the planet Mercury. They permeate the
    • established the parallelisms between the metals and the planets. The
    • the cosmos. To discover whether some metallic element found in a plant
    • relationship of this plant to the universe must be borne in mind. And
    • from the plant's relationship to the universe, and again from the
    • Thus the planets near the Sun have to do more with the physical
    • elements in man's organism: solid, fluid aeriform. The planets distant
    • organism. Between the two groups of planets is the Sun itself. The
    • planetary forces from interpenetrating. Suppose the Mars-forces were
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    • [The Relation of the Planets to Man's Life of Soul
    • The Human Being in Relation to Planetary Life]
    • but also to the natures of the several planets. This was all
    • between birth and death, we gain ideas about our planetary universe
    • their material or in their planetary aspect — help man as a being
    • outermost planet of our system, it becomes possible — in
    • implant instincts into man's nature.
    • planets, we are led more to the qualities which in a sense are
    • — whether planets or fixed stars — as they are seen from the
    • This vision of the cosmos, of the planetary world, in their moral
    • The mysteries of planetary existence reveal themselves in many
    • experiences that are necessary to enable him to implant his karma into
    • planetary existence — and one could also go farther out into the
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    • planets. Today I should like to add, aphoristically at least, some of
    • living world of plants and human beings. To have such a conception of
    • without reflecting that the earth is a totality; that the plant,
    • something that can be found within a planetary being only when this
    • contains the plant-world, the animal world and the human world.
    • existence, to plant-existence. We must see how what belongs to the
    • plant-life; between all that is lime-formation and animal-life.
    • slaty matter can naturally be found also in the plants. The mineral
    • particular way in which plant-life, the whole plant-world, belongs to
    • accumulation of slate-formation on it, and then the plants growing out
    • of the earth towards the outer universe. Spatially, the plants need by
    • same way as the plant-world.
    • The plant-world develops in such a way that it represents only
    • plants themselves. But when we come to the astral element of the
    • plant-world, we must imagine this astral element of the plant-world as
    • an astral atmosphere which encompasses the earth. The plants
    • terrestrial plant-world as a whole, therefore, has one uniform, common
    • astral body which nowhere interpenetrates the plant itself, except at
    • plants to the earth as being similar to that of our hair to ourselves,
    • plant-existence. Man can in fact be regarded as a plant-being on which
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    • has really succeeded in thus planting Lycurgus or Alcibiades on their
    • consciousness, hardly attempts any explanation. It accepts the
    • that by real human work the seed may be planted for the spiritual life
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    • hard at tasks connected with the physical plane in the physical life,
    • plant is transformed and becomes leaves, flower and fruit, we can say
    • studying a plant would give the flower preference over the root
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    • plant, we analyse it according to natural forces and natural laws. Let
    • us suppose it is a poisonous plant. We do not confuse our description
    • and all that we bring to its explanation, the other question of
    • To my explanation of how the concepts true, upright and beautiful, in
    • plane, for instance, by putting beautiful for all that was ugly in the
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    • a plant or a stone, you will then have the feeling that, indeed, no
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    • mental plane. It would be wrong if something derogatory is implied by
    • a pot of flowers and looking at it. The plant is outside, external to
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    • Without wishing to give any kind of explanation about what has been
    • of sensory existence? Actually, he transplants in perspective into the
    • real at all; it is you who have transplanted it there. In the same
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    • time, we see the Buddha descending from another planet of our solar
    • into a great cosmic whole. We see him ascend to yet another planet of
    • our planetary system, to Mars, there to undertake a new mission
    • another planet; then he comes down to earth, and we must say,
    • we must ascend to another planet.” In this way we get an unbroken
    • another planet and, after working on earth, again ascended to a
    • different planet, inhabited by a people who have little understanding
    • planet where he carried on his pre-earthly planetary activity by the
    • central Individuality of the whole planetary system, by the Spirit of
    • times Buddha had been sent to work on another planet, and then, as a
    • earth is the planet that became the scene of the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • Mars is the planet on which, after his work on earth, Buddha had to
    • picture Him going by airplane or travelling by sea. They would like to
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    • Will, and we realise our connection not only with the planets but
    • planetary system has been necessary and we realise we are born from a
    • in a purely external manner on the physical plane. If we have a
    • the spiritual world like a being who on the physical plane could
    • corresponds to feeling on the physical plane, can also move us
    • reality! As long as we are on the physical plane we think that this
    • system lives the spirit (crystallised for the physical plane), which
    • life on the physical plane corresponds to the impulse of the Will. As
    • is one with the sun of his planetary system. One might say that when
    • with the ‘planets’ of his planetary system; when he
    • out, as it were, in the cosmic order as the fundamental plan of man,
    • plane and which we only now learn to recognise. If we but make a
    • planetary system is necessary. We learn this when we find ourselves
    • in our astral body. In our muscular system lives the whole planetary
    • universe lives in the movement of his bones and the whole planetary
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    • the true explanation of it.
    • belong to the physical plane. Now for every one who truly wishes to
    • Thought, Feeling and Perception transcends what the physical plane
    • plane?
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    • the whole of our planetary system, only they do not enter our
    • life is nourished by the entire planetary system, does not appear
    • planets, but that which lives in the sun itself — but hidden.
    • physical plane, we could not bear it. Seen from the physical plane it
    • our planetary system. But it is precisely that which remains hidden
    • implanting in thyself something that is imperfect,’ this thou
    • physical plane. On the physical plane this is hidden from us; the
    • just as surely as the seed for the following year lives in the plant.
    • Now, to the explanation I have
    • Beings belonging to the sun and planetary system pressed out from
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    • us on the physical plane, so does wisdom surround us in the
    • be of infinite importance to life on the physical plane; and this
    • experience on the physical plane, which when heard for the first time
    • become ever more comprehensible. When we live on the physical plane
    • and are affected by the experiences of the physical plane, one thing
    • physical plane we are confronted with what we call reality,
    • plane as the ‘reality’ that presses in upon him. But as
    • regards what we wish to acquire on the physical plane as ‘knowledge,’
    • the physical plane and then we have to work further and further. The
    • experiences. In our life on the physical plane we are not always
    • say that the less wisdom we have acquired on the physical plane, the
    • plane. But, we have a special task, with respect to this wisdom on
    • the spiritual plane.
    • that on the spiritual plane the ideal of humanity stands before us,
    • towards us. Here, on the physical plane we have to become
    • materialist again after his death, one who on the physical plane did
    • last life here on the physical plane he relied only upon reality,
    • on the physical plane — I am speaking of actual cases. When we
    • particular time on the physical plane; then, during our sojourn in
    • lie on the physical plane in order to bring about a time in the
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    • physical plane, a person has naturally the idea that he has left on
    • the physical plane that part of his being which belongs to that
    • plane. What belongs to the physical plane is consigned to the
    • physical plane. For the comprehension of man himself and also for any
    • physical plane, it is extremely difficult to give an accurate
    • on the physical plane: for this star, this will-star, which now forms
    • to remain undeveloped during our life on the physical plane, because
    • our thoughts, which while we were on the physical plane were but
    • very deep down within us during our life on the physical plane. What
    • say, with respect to the physical plane, that when we enter upon the
    • the earth we recognise minerals, plants and animals! But there is
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    • the spirit-world. Pain suffered on the physical plane gives spirit
    • strength and will power towards creativeness on the spirit plane.
    • takes place on the physical plane.
    • plane will develop a feeling, like the stimulus of an inner
    • plane, confront us in this period between death and rebirth as
    • we have enjoyments and pleasures on the physical plane in which our
    • plane that the pain and sorrow we have borne on the physical plane
    • work on and permeate our soul with such force on the spiritual plane
    • which we are able to bring back with us again to the physical plane,
    • the physical plane we may have to repay that for which we are
    • comport ourselves correctly on the physical plane. But this does not
    • mean that we should ever say, when on the physical plane: ‘At
    • physical plane, compensate themselves abundantly for the loss they
    • the experiences of the physical plane through an accident, while his
    • the physical plane; it is not an idea that is filled with the
    • when it will be necessary for man, while still on the physical plane,
    • more to judge the true contents of our life on the physical plane
    • into plants, the rest are ground up into flour for human food and for
    • Hence it may also be of value on the physical plane, in so far as we
    • awakened while living in his physical body on the physical plane. He
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    • speak, of our Earth planet. Our present Earth-evolution emerged from
    • carry this planetary evolution forward to the Earth stage, and you
    • plant gazes on the lifeless realm of the minerals. ... Certainly it
    • lifeless minerals.” But then the plant, gazing on the mineral
    • animals in relation to the plants, and again in the human realm,
    • impressions. And these are like fertile seeds planted in us —
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    • idealism implanted in us by nature. This is the way to the Christ
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    • no longer the same degree of reality that it had while it was planted
    • reality, and then planted in the social organism. It is not merely a
    • external object. Imagine a being who comes from a planet with a
    • natural needs of human beings on the physical plane — including
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    • explanation I have been neatly dividing all that refers to potentials
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    • we brought this about? The prism is made of two planes of glass, set
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    • thing differently by using a prism with curved instead of plane
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    • it in cross-section. Here are two looking-glasses — plane
    • be the eventual explanation; they must contain their own explanation.
    • a genuine and not a spurious, explanation.
    • flowing light itself gives us the explanation.
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    • speculative explanations and to approach the fact in question —
    • interesting if you make a solution of plant green — chlorophyll
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    • proceed at once to thought-out explanations, we can find manifold
    • explanations of one and the same phenomenon. Suppose for example you
    • explanations there are no doubt many others. It is a classical
    • add their thought-out explanations.
    • the whole planetary system.
    • planetary system. The tendency has been, first to regard as wholes
    • they could even devise explanations of the phenomena we have been
    • showing, — e.g. the forming of the spectrum. The explanation is
    • search for an unknown to the explanation of this unknown by yet
    • warmth, and of electro-magnetics; also whatever explanations may
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    • semicircular canals, — their planes at right angles to each
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    • these explanations have had to be so improvised and brief, so that
    • explanations may be rounded off, to give you something more
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    • has the Ego, gone? Having had an explanation of the state of ecstasy,
    • is in the truest sense in the same condition as a plant. It has no
    • relationship, but an explanation of the world of the one may be found
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    • Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
    • SLEEPING AND WAKING LIFE IN RELATION TO THE PLANETS
    • other planets belonging to the solar system. What is said in treatises
    • planetary system from elementary astronomy can be compared, as regards
    • system and that the planets revolve around it-first the planet now
    • called Mercury, then the planet now called Venus, [*In former times
    • the names of these two planets came to be reversed. See later
    • planets at definite times of the year, we have learnt as much about
    • realise then that our solar system, with the planets in their
    • certain macrocosmic powers. From this timepiece of our planetary
    • relationships. The position of every planet will become the expression
    • according to a definite plan. The idea of the planetary movements in
    • planetary system becomes for us a kind of cosmic clock, a means of
    • planetary system having formed itself is easily refuted. You will all
    • have been taught in school about the formation of the planetary
    • the universe once began to rotate and then the Sun, with the planets
    • minute scale, the formation of a planetary system and nobody will
    • Moon revolves around the Earth and the planets usually called Mercury
    • names of these two planets. [* This change of names must be kept
    • closely in mind when references are made to the two planets.] The
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    • plant. A plant is rooted in the soil. The soil makes available to the
    • plant a kingdom lower than itself but without which it cannot exist.
    • The plant can bow to the mineral kingdom, saying: I owe my existence
    • its existence to the plant kingdom and if it were conscious of its
    • planets. By day the sight of them is denied us; the Sun dazzles our
    • vision not only of itself but also of the planets. We look out into
    • space knowing that although the planets are there, they evade our
    • starry heavens and among other stars behold the planets at times when
    • living interplay between the planets and the Sun inasmuch as streams
    • flow continually to and fro — from the planets to the Sun and
    • from the Sun to the planets. Something was revealed spiritually that
    • between the Sun and the planets. The solar system revealed itself as a
    • individual planets pointed to the great spiritual experience just
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    • as in outer reality, animals, plants, minerals, confront us, so now
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    • confront us: the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. We also have
    • plant kingdom because we possess an etheric or life-body, of which
    • earlier than the plant and animal kingdoms? Anyone who thinks
    • from the plant; first it was plantlike and then became mineral. Under
    • conditions different from those of today the plant kingdom could exist
    • formation. Under different conditions the plant kingdom was already in
    • was a product of hardening — hardening of the plant kingdom. And
    • etheric body to the plants and through our physical body to the
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    • solar system, of the relationship between the Sun and the planets in
    • facts with the courses of the planets but the spiritual
    • contemplate the planets in space and the zodiacal constellations, if
    • we conceive the movements and relative positions of the planets in
    • We distinguish seven planets moving and performing deeds, and twelve
    • spiritual facts — the courses of the planets — are brought
    • actually categories of Beings, and not merely seven planets, but
    • do would have to deal with the planetary bodies and their movements.
    • Spirits the planetary bodies we call Old Sun and Old Moon come into
    • through the planets in their courses. And to have a picture of how all
    • zodiacal constellations, the planetary embodiments of our Earth
    • etheric body alone had worked on man, he would be like a plant, for a
    • plant has a physical and an etheric body. Man has in addition the
    • these lower creatures of the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms of
    • higher members. A plant would be a mineral if it had no etheric body.
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    • movements of the planets. The Beings are expressed in the
    • constellations of the Zodiac, the facts in the planets. But these
    • which enable man on the physical plane to be capable of intelligent
    • in the kingdoms surrounding him here on the physical plane. Here he
    • looks downwards to plants, animals, minerals; in yonder worlds he can
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    • blue surface, the colour blue. What is the explanation of this
    • laws of the planetary world outside, for the planetary world is the
    • relation of the planets to the Sun and again in the yearly cycle by
    • told by his teacher to contemplate, as a beginning, how a plant grows
    • the whole structure flows the green sap. Now compare this plant with a
    • with an Ego he appears to us as a being higher than the plant. Only a
    • the plant has consciousness similar to that of man and could reflect
    • man — but not the plant — is able to do. Thus in a certain
    • respect man has reached a higher stage of development than the plant
    • but at the cost of the possibility of erring. The plant is not liable
    • chastity of the plant in contrast to the impulses, desires and
    • plant but at the cost of a certain deterioration.
    • the plant reveals to him; he must gain the mastery over his appetites,
    • become as chaste as the sap of the plant when it reddens in the rose.
    • cross, with what the plant leaves behind when it dies, then we have in
    • nature over the lower. In man, unlike the plant, the lower nature must
    • blood. But the rest of the plant cannot be an emblem in this sense for
    • there we must picture that the sap and greenness of the plant have
    • have contemplated the plant and the ascendancy attained by man and we
    • be an example of a simple one. — If we concentrate on a plant
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    • accumulation of toxins may be giving the right explanation as far as
    • is explaining nothing whatever, for a spiritual explanation is
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    • picture him connected with a different planetary condition; and if at
    • a different planet, not on our Earth as it is at present. If we are to
    • an earlier planet out of which it has evolved, to a new state in the
    • Jupiter-state. The Earth has evolved out of an Old Moon planetary
    • discover. It tries to explain the origin of a planetary system by the
    • of how a planet arises out of a preceding form. True, we have no
    • various planets to come into being. We have a picture of the Spiritual
    • other planets. If anything whatever were to change in the solar
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    • Man and Planetary Evolution
    • MAN AND PLANETARY EVOLUTION
    • satisfied by current explanations of the great problems of existence
    • planetary evolution, having evolved out of an ancient planetary body
    • planet after a state of twilight, after a Pralaya, a condition of
    • darkness. The Earth will then be transformed into another planetary
    • If we extend this thought, the question arises: Did this other planet,
    • is the body that remains visible on the physical plane, together with
    • but also with the plant-world as a whole. When we look out into our
    • environment, we perceive the plant-world all around us. A plant
    • sleep consists of physical body and etheric body. The plants too
    • body in common with the plants. But there is nevertheless a radical
    • the plant; for in man the two bodies — physical and etheric
    • — are permeated by the astral body and Ego, whereas the plant has
    • Thus man stands among the beings of the plant-world, similar to them
    • nature we are therefore akin to the plant only in so far as the plant
    • dependent upon the plant-world. Physically, man cannot but feel this
    • substance, but he needs the plants in order that his physical body may
    • existence of the physical body of the plant. Man's physical body as it
    • is today cannot exist without the environment of a plant-kingdom
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    • relationship of the planets to the sun.
    • one, just as the animal kingdom ranks above the plant kingdom,
    • discovered when we direct our attention to the animals, plants
    • will come when the view will be firmly implanted in the human
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    • explanatory. I shall indicate what is the sphere of the science
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    • quite a different way of looking at our planetary system and
    • picture concerning the sun and the planetary system. And we
    • explanation of how the constitution of the human soul has
    • these works was that people never looked at minerals, plants,
    • every plant, in every animal, in the course of the clouds, in
    • of plant life, of each individual plant and of the great
    • animals, plants and minerals to the human being, and it is
    • the earth and of the whole planetary system as having
    • like the seed in the plant. This year's plant dies, but a new
    • plant arises out of its seed. In the same way we can say out of
    • springs, stones, the plants, the animal and the physical human
    • withered leaves of a plant. But just as the new seed arises out
    • of the plant, moral ideals rest in the human soul as a seed,
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    • the sun here, the moon there, the mountains, hills, plants and
    • spiritual life of our planet. We become able to behold the Beings of
    • experiences connected with earlier planetary incarnations of our
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    • as the Sun is to the planets — Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn,
    • the planets to the mighty sun.
    • is comparable to the sacrifice on the physical plane through the Mystery
    • etheric plane. This spiritual death by suffocation, which brought about
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    • Ages, was supplanted by the dawn of the present-day mode of thought.
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    • common experience, can be used in my mathematical explanation of the
    • explanation, that he merely said: I start out from place, time,
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    • explanations of the falling stone (misunderstood in most cases today)
    • and by letting the planets move in circles around the sun, and by
    • calculating the position of a given planetary body in the heavens,
    • the picture that Copernicus drew of our planetary, our solar system.
    • up the optical locations of the planets; it also had a feeling for
    • planets. In former ages people had a very clear idea of the epicycles
    • the planets were thought to describe. In all this there was still a
    • planet around its fixed star. Indeed, even in Kepler's
    • planets.
    • sun, attracts a planet in such a way that this force of attraction
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    • in man himself. The explanations of the last few lectures should make
    • that it basically defies explanation why Thales happened to designate
    • only transplanted externalized chemistry back into the human bag.
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    • minerals, plants, and animals. Science will study only what is dead
    • as from today's seed the plant will grow.
    • I see when I behold the green tapestry of plants, the world of colors
    • fluids, through the actions of the etheric body. The explanation of
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    • we go from observation to so-called explanation, only in this case
    • the object of observation. This is the tragedy. We build explanation
    • upon explanation while at the same time we abandon observation, and
    • not reversible, such as the plant processes. We cannot imagine a
    • reversal of the process that goes on in the plant from the formation
    • Suppose you were able to set down a formula for the growth of a plant.
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    • explanation for the phenomena. We will especially hold fast to such
    • ruling on the planet earth. (As stated above, we will come upon these
    • influenced by the entire planetary system. The forces active in fluid
    • planetary system. The forces of Mercury, Mars, etc. are active in all
    • according to the relation of the planets and show a kind of resultant
    • and the planetary and stood under the unifying influence of the sun.
    • which formerly received a cosmic explanation. Since man no longer
    • sought for planetary forces acting when a solid body changes to a
    • the forces were no longer sought in the planetary system, they had to
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    • points in three dimensions by moving about in a single plane. What is
    • out of the plane, such a being would have no way of following it; the
    • of plane figures and would have a two-dimensional geometry. We men
    • angles to the plane of these two, suppose we have a third line which
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    • explanation,
    • for explanatory purposes, represents a gas set free and distributing
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    • a meaning. Gravity rules only solid planetary bodies and is only
    • live on a fluid planet would know nothing of gravity. It would not be
    • planetary body would regard as normal something which would be the
    • Beings dwelling on a gaseous planet instead of seeing bodies falling
    • toward the planet would see them always flying off. We must think in
    • solid planet. In passing from the solid to the gaseous planet, we go
    • that on the solid planet, to a manifestation of forces in space which
    • a solid to a gaseous planet we pass through a null-point? Below we
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    • in some ways seek an explanation for the coming of heat into existence
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    • read what is there given as explanation of a special spectral
    • person who likes clear concepts. For the explanation of the rainbow is
    • have in this explanation an atomistic view of something that occurs in
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    • refuse to consider them. Planck, the Berlin physicist, has made the
    • the ether non-material. This from the Berlin physicist, Planck. The
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    • is whether we have to look for the explanation of transparency of
    • have to move out of this plane.
    • opposite, then we have what is essential in light left in a plane at
    • thought of as being carried out in a circle in one plane. For as you
    • infinity in a plane in one direction and then coming back from
    • infinity and entering the plane on the other side. This implies that
    • one. Not only must you bend the spectrum in one plane, but at right
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    • as it were, do not lie in the plane. In them we have something new and
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    • those which result in liquid surfaces, apparently plane surfaces on
    • represented in their configuration by a line or plane tangential to
    • designated as the planets, to which we must add also the sun.
    • acts on our earth we must think of as localized in the planets around
    • the planetary world, if we will understand the terrestrial bodies, and
    • embryos of plants and animals or in any tiny cell upon which we turn
    • must study how to conceive of the planets as points of departure
    • are to grasp the relation of the cosmos to plant and animal germ
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    • implanted in the consciousness by free choice. It requires a greater
    • Moon, Planets and Fixed Stars, these we find again as Cosmic beings;
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    • which belonged to man before he was transplanted from his existence in
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    • naturally appear grotesque. But the foregoing explanations have shown
    • inner self it experiences a reflection of the planetary movements. The
    • planetary motions. This being so, the inspired consciousness is aware
    • how that which the soul receives through its contact with the planets
    • This planetary influence continues in awakeness as a stimulant in the
    • planet-stimulation, which by day influence them, as described, as the
    • planet and fixed-star life of sleep he would indeed have a cosmology
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    • within the region of planetary life. Man cannot himself bring about
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    • such control of outer nature that the physical plane came truly under
    • researcher the planet Mars, for example, is an objective body whose
    • on the physical plane. The Rosicrucians were obliged to work for an
    • Christ could reveal Himself supersensibly that He became the planetary
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    • for on the physical plane as moral law is natural
    • When a planet is born,
    • and suffering to the spiritual beings involved in it. When a planet such
    • to the world of plants.
    • The plant, too, is the
    • no suffering is felt by the soul-beings whose bodies are the plants.
    • is turned out to graze, it means happiness for the plant souls, not
    • planet furnishes on its surface in the way of nourishment for the beings
    • planet and have their habitation in the center of the earth. You may
    • the plant soul. Pain is caused when plants are torn out of the soil.
    • tear off flowers how can that possibly cause happiness to the plant
    • soul? Would it not be much better to root out the plant altogether?
    • Beings, souls — they also belong to the plants — beings
    • and souls for which the plant world supplies the bodies. We will now
    • in the plant world.
    • The plant world is a shadow
    • plants live in the realm of form.
    • substance. In the case of the plant, the form cannot come into existence
    • in the same way, out of substance, out of the formless. The plant —
    • plant. The form must pass over from progenitor to offspring in the case
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    • granted that both the plant and the animal have etheric bodies.
    • body, which is comparable with the plant, and then his astral body,
    • bodies in common with the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms of nature.
    • a plant. The living seed produces the stalk and leaf after leaf; constantly
    • new green leaves are added. This is possible because the plant is endowed
    • body is at work. The culminating feature of the plant, the blossom,
    • as it were to the level of the plant by day. He has become a twofold
    • man is a plant while he is asleep. No, but man and plant then consist
    • body and an etheric body only is a plant. When an astral body and ego
    • are present, the physical and etheric bodies change. In the plant there
    • life passes like a panorama before the human being. What is the explanation
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    • the physical plane. This is one aspect of the period of kamaloka, but
    • and its distribution among the different plants, animals and humans
    • not return to the physical plane until new experiences can be offered
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    • Some explanation must
    • archetype, the impulse comes to him to descend again to the physical plane.
    • love, it is the responsive love. We have thus an explanation of parental
    • are answered is of great importance; for example, as explanation of
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    • is subject to the process of evolution, not only man but also a planet
    • planetary embodiments, the first of which we call Saturn, the second,
    • The preceding planetary embodiment of our earth was the Old Moon; the
    • on the earth today was present. There was no mineral, plant or animal
    • of beings belonging to the mineral, plant, animal and human kingdoms.
    • sleep. Now think of the plant, simply the physical plant without the
    • deeper state, namely, dreamless sleep. The plant is a being in a condition
    • wrote down with what is said in theosophical books about planets, the
    • zenith and the ebb. Thereafter, the whole planet passes through a pralaya.
    • We can think of the process in connection with the plant. The seed is
    • Just as between the first and the second plant there is an intermediate
    • condition, a hidden condition, so is it in the case of the planet. This
    • Saturn consisted of dark warmth; the second planet, Old Sun, consisted
    • beings. This is the second planetary condition in which man has achieved
    • the status of a plant. There is life in him. Through the integration
    • the etheric body into themselves. On the new planet, Old Sun, there
    • further and becomes a kind of secondary planet. At that time on Old
    • A basic mass of substance of the planet — the Old Moon —
    • a planet. Still another body separates and remains a planet. The sun
    • of today was once a planet. If you were to take the present sun, the
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    • brought our study of the evolution of our planet to the stage known
    • as Old Moon. We heard that the first embodiment of our planet was that
    • the cosmic expanse, separated from the planetary body together with
    • the planetary body, namely, Old Moon itself, still containing all that
    • human-animal-plant
    • was a kind of mineral-plant kingdom — mineral substance that was
    • plantlike in character, or, if you prefer, plant substance that was
    • kind of plant-mineral soil. Think of a mass of spongy, plantlike substance
    • as organs in a plant grow and subsequently die, so did this half-living
    • of today. These Old Moon plants were composed of mineral substance,
    • had life in them and were mobile; they were plant-mineral in character.
    • animal, half plant in character, were embedded. If you were to crush
    • animal-plant kingdom, which could not exist as such on the earth today.
    • on Old Moon. As you know, plants on Old Moon were not rooted in mineral
    • soil as they are today but in the half-living ground of the planet.
    • form; it is obliged to take root in plant-soil. In folk myths there are
    • This is the explanation
    • of our earth, our own planet earth itself, then came forth from the
    • the planets were formed. In schools this process is often illustrated
    • one can see in miniature a kind of planetary system coming into being
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    • on them were slightly similar to our present animals and plants. During
    • these masses there emerged what we may call a plant kingdom and only
    • physical plane more quickly than the good, normally evolved spiritual
    • Old Moon. As a result there were implanted into man urges, desires and
    • have remained. Man would have seen not only the plants, animals and
    • to imagine that the forces of plants — soul forces, that is to
    • man was able to control and master the life force in the plant kingdom.
    • due to their having come down to the earth from different planets, there
    • of Greece and Rome, leads man right down to the physical plane. He has
    • cultures is, after all, that the physical plane shall be gradually mastered
    • world calls the physical plane maya or illusion and does not want to
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    • ever more closely with the physical plane, which he grew to love more
    • Since then Christ has been the Spirit of the earth, the planetary Spirit.
    • historical event on the physical plane, a spiritual happening, which
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    • today is being directed solely to the physical plane, humanity has
    • works only for the needs of the physical plane, but it works with a
    • example, the death of a lion here on the physical plane means as much
    • to the physical plane, densifies, and at the death of the individual
    • lion this astrality passes back again to the astral plane. The group
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    • purposes of nature, those purposes which run through the plan of the
    • Tale.” On one occasion when Schiller was planning a journey
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    • plant-nature, he remains in debt. Then the actual bodily nature of
    • “The Music of the Spheres”, of the planets, rhythmically
    • Divine Thought. To the mystic a planet was a Being of a higher order.
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    • setting. The Christ as personality is firmly implanted within mankind
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    • him yet. The human soul descended to earth from a higher planet, and
    • plants and animals. To grasp this connection of sun, moon and earth
    • growth of plants, the life of animals was, in past ages, chaotic and a
    • A seed of a plant, when buried in the earth, will burgeon forth into
    • they are today. They will become implanted in soul and heart in a
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    • order that the new plant may spring forth from it. The pupils of the
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    • individual plants, animals, minerals, peoples, persons — so can
    • forms, sounds, and kingdoms — in the mineral, the plant, the
    • presents as color, form, mineral, plant, or animal structures, it is
    • impression is left. The green of the plant tells me how I ought to
    • with a religious mood. Then does the green mantle of plants so work
    • which live and work behind the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, and
    • heavens, the green of the plants, the whiteness of the snow., into
    • beings. When we observe the plants as they come forth from the earth
    • the beings of the budding plants. So that we can say that when we see
    • the plants springing forth from the earth, we see them everywhere
    • that that which weaves and hovers unseen over the buds of the plants
    • is in some way concerned with what makes the plants push up out of the
    • recognizes only the growth of the plants, only knows that the plants
    • blossom. He recognizes around the young sprouting plant, changing,
    • from above downwards, and draw forth the plants from the ground. So,
    • heavens. Something which is in unceasing motion hovers over the plant
    • that that which floats round the plants is the same as is present in
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • observe the gradual fading and dying of the plant world in the late
    • the plant begins to develop fruit in the blossom, we can allow the
    • plants are, so to speak, drawn out of the earth by certain beings
    • that when, for instance, the plants have finished this development,
    • shine. These beings then sink down into the plant-world, or the animal
    • penetrate the solid substance of our planet; our imagination is then
    • seed, and then observe how the germ gradually grows into a new plant.
    • nature. As guardians they carry the seed from one generation of plants
    • beings are brought into contact with the warmth of our planet —
    • planet. Just as that is his home in the universe, so have these beings
    • especially in the budding and sprouting plant-world. Those which we
    • and autumn, when the plants prepare to fade and die. Then these
    • meteor-like air-spirits sink down over the plant-world and saturate
    • themselves, as it were, with the plants, helping them to fade away in
    • with our earth-planet, who allot the work of the nature-spirits to the
    • consisting of higher spirits which hover round the earth-planet and
    • and fade, in bringing life into the whole planetary earth-sphere. It
    • the seasons of the year, and the growing and the fading of the plants,
    • earth-planet, expresses itself in day and night, is brought about by
    • the Rotation of Time,” of our planet, is applicable. What the
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    • planet. Today it will be necessary for us to follow another path in
    • have spoken, even of the Planetary Spirit itself, when we have
    • the physical plane. It is therefore only by a description from various
    • lives with the outer world; he loses himself in it. In our planet, for
    • distributed over our planet, we are, in a certain sense, placed under
    • physical plane can make us see that what is revealed to us as right,
    • evolution of our planet to a definite point of time, about which we
    • Just as a plant puts forth seed, so do the beings of the Third
    • There is, however, a certain difference between what the plant brings
    • Hierarchy. When the plant brings forth a seed, it is, in a sense, of
    • as much value as the complete plant; for out of it can again arise a
    • complete plant of the same species. These beings put forth others
    • which are separated from them just as the seed from the plant, they
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • described as the observation — let us say — of the plant, of
    • — encounters a plant or an animal, or even another human being he
    • the plants, the animals, and with other human beings, at this second
    • lives has in the first place, form. Plants have forms, animals have
    • and only see the forms, considering among the plants the multiplicity
    • strikes us more particularly in the plant-world. Now if we direct, not
    • the growing plant-world, we see how the plant gradually gains its
    • — he must pass over to the plants. The animals can be left out,
    • plant-world and educate oneself further by means of this. Here someone
    • feel profoundly the difference between the leaf of a plant which
    • a plant which has this form (diagram b.); between a blossom which
    • the plant-world to he something like a physiognomy, then the inner
    • occultism as the group-souls of the plants and animals, the
    • second stage finds in the beings of the plant and animal kingdoms,
    • plants which are of like form, ensouled by a common spiritual being.
    • to all the beings of the plant and animal kingdoms and to the human
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    • into the plant-world, considering it not merely according to its
    • with the plant, and from the plant look out upon ourselves; —
    • alternation of summer and winter, so that the plants spring up and
    • cosmic space and there perceive a planet — Mercury, Venus, Mars
    • planet its form expresses to us the work of the Spirits of Form. Just
    • body, astral body, sentient soul etc., so, behind the planet,
    • being of a planet in the sense of spiritual science, we must say:
    • — The planet meets our perception in cosmic space when its
    • higher hierarchies. Thus we rightly imagine such a planet as Mars, or
    • planet its physical form, the creation of the Spirit of Form —
    • when we consider it thus do we conceive of the complete planet, as
    • of the planet is a creation of the Spirits of Form. Our Earth-form is
    • by its inner motion. The earth-planet is in a continual state of inner
    • can all say that our planet is in perpetual inner motion. Indeed, if
    • we do not merely include the solid earth in the planet, but also the
    • water and the air, then daily life teaches us that the planet is in
    • water, in all these we see the inner mobility of the planetary
    • substance. That is a life of the planet. Just as the etheric body
    • designate as the Spirits of Motion work in the life of the planet. We
    • may therefore say: The external form of the planet is the creation by
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    • IN our last lecture we tried to consider a planetary system in its
    • participates in forming a planet, and we have seen how a planet
    • mobility of the planet, is the result of the activity of the Spirits
    • of Motion. What we may call the lowest consciousness of the planet,
    • through which the planet, instead of remaining stationary changes its
    • The organizing of the planet in such a way that it does not follow an
    • in harmony with the whole planetary system to which it belongs, the
    • regulating of the individual movements of the planet in harmony with
    • planet, whereby the planet comes as it were, into connection with the
    • in the planet; and in this, what comes from the Spirits of Form is but
    • a sort of kernel. On the other hand every planet has something like a
    • far-reaching for the whole evolution of the planetary system to which
    • explanation of events in the cosmos, without which we should be quite
    • a planetary system is actually formed. At the conclusion of the last
    • planets, proceeds from the Spirits of Form; but it is not quite
    • accurate to represent it thus. If you consider the planets —
    • Spirits of Form. Let us take, for example, the planet which for a long
    • planet (the inner circle). That to the occultist, is not Jupiter: to
    • Sun. That means that the Spirits of Form corresponding to our planets,
    • those physical planets would not be in existence if only the Spirits
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    • at the planetary system, at the starry heavens, our physical vision
    • in a planetary system. There we have the planets themselves, with the
    • fixed star, the Sun, as their ruler; and circling the planets we have
    • within the planetary system we also have those remarkable stars, which
    • in a planetary system: the planets, the fixed stars, the moons, and
    • the ordinary normal consciousness, only the planet itself and, indeed,
    • only the particular planet on which the normal consciousness
    • planet. To the normal consciousness all the rest is at first only
    • man and everything which appertains to him on this planet, we must
    • lecture, that the phenomena of man and his planet are not to be
    • have also seen that when we turn our attention to the planets
    • Wisdom. This only refers to the inner part of the planet, the inner
    • Wisdom were active, the planet would be still. The fact that it moves,
    • Will; and the regulation of the movement in the whole planetary
    • whole planetary system; for while the movements of the individual
    • planets are so ordered that together they comprise the system, it must
    • planetary system to cosmic space, to the neighboring planetary system.
    • is mutual understanding between one planetary system and another by
    • from one planetary system to another, and give information of what
    • takes place in one planetary system to the other system. Through this
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    • lunar life; and of the planetary life. In speaking of these heavenly
    • would the planets and other bodies visible to our eyes appear to such
    • the planetary system, the heavens or cosmos, were we not able, through
    • animal life on the earth, nor the plant life, nor the activity in the
    • animal and plant kingdoms would certainly have to be quite different
    • animal, plant, and mineral life upon the earth would be possible,
    • planetary system; for by fixing occult vision upon the moon, we have
    • recalled an earlier condition of our planetary system. If we now try
    • to describe that, we can speak of the condition of our planetary
    • purpose of obtaining a sort of memory-picture of the planetary
    • this earth beneath our feet and around us, as a physical planet,
    • planet, into its earlier conditions. The question now is: Can we look
    • moon-nature in the whole planetary system; and as far as we can,
    • planets, and compare their conditions one with another. Now, I am
    • planets of our planetary system, can become aware of the impressions
    • given by other planets of our system. If we thus observe a planet, or
    • has something like a memory-concept of the planetary system. This
    • of that which now exists in the planetary system. Now the impression
    • from the individual planets. Everything we thus experience works
    • individual planets. This is the first thing I should like to say about
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    • being active on the physical plane; his physical body, etheric body,
    • the animal, three principles are active on the physical plane; the
    • group-ego is on the astral plane. Further we saw that with regard to
    • the plants, their physical and etheric bodies alone are active on the
    • physical plane, their astral bodies on the astral plane, and the
    • group-ego on the Devachanic plane. With regard to the mineral, we only
    • found its physical body on the physical plane, its etheric body on the
    • astral plane, its astral body on the Devachanic plane, while in the
    • region we designate as the higher Devachanic plane, dwell the
    • astral plane, in the super-sensible world; there only it has the center
    • the physical plane, whereas it might be said, and indeed often is said
    • much that the animals does on the physical plane can be likened to
    • soul-forces to animals on the physical plane.
    • earth-planet from the other planets of our planetary system. We may
    • the impulse for their activity in the six or seven principal planets
    • groups of the animals work down spiritually from the planets. In
    • saying this we have at the same time given the concrete explanation of
    • cosmic space, and indeed primarily in the planetary world. The
    • on our planets; they had to withdraw into these planets in order to
    • Now if the planets were only to allow these forces to stream down upon
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    • kingdom on the higher Devachanic plane. Thus the mineral kingdom
    • physical plane — the physical as well as the etheric body, the astral
    • the one plane and say: with regard to the mineral we have to seek on
    • the astral plane that which corresponds to the etheric body of man; on
    • the Devachanic plane the astral body; and on the higher Devachanic
    • plane the group-ego of the mineral. Thus, that which in man is
    • concentrated on the physical plane, is in the case of the mineral
    • physical plane which is perceptible to the external senses. We must be
    • plane. Without taking the other qualities into account, let us
    • astral body of the plant, or the group-ego of the animal. As we saw
    • of the animal, he also perceives the astral body of the plant, and
    • planets of a planetary system; in our own planetary system to those
    • planets which exist outside the earth. And we have shown that the
    • animals and the astral bodies of the plants, work directly from the
    • planetary centers. Thither must we also go if we wish to seek for that
    • which is common to all, from the earth to the rest of the planets of
    • our planetary system. Thus the principle by which the mineral is
    • the life-streams pouring down from the planets; stimulated constantly,
    • planets, and permeating our earth-planet livingly; in order to
    • which proceeds solely from the physical plane, is not permeable but
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    • unconsciously incorporated an essentially superficial explanation that
    • We are concerning ourselves here with the explanation given to the
    • from the plant kingdom, they can represent only the divinities that
    • the plant world. Images from the animal world can symbolize for him
    • image from the mineral, plant or animal kingdom, were it ever so
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    • Man could see not only the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, as well
    • absurd today to deny the existence of the mineral, plant and animal
    • embodiment on the physical plane of that divine Being to whom we refer
    • appear. But those armed by the above explanations, with a true
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    • Christ-impulse was once implanted into humanity, and that since that
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    • change comes into this wisdom-filled world-plan, if man intervenes and
    • neither animals nor plants, but stand between the two, by bacilli and
    • the physical plane. So strong was then the consciousness that one had
    • they are on the physical plane. At first glance! Not in the way in
    • thwarted the plan of the gods. The gods had to make a sacrifice —
    • send from their own ranks down to the physical plane a being who
    • physical plane (if men would only see it) and super-sensible, a true
    • plane through the gates of death.
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    • the configuration and the reign on the physical plane. Nothing
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    • darkening her, as though the names they give to the plants no longer
    • fit them. Nothing fits! On the one side there is the riddle “plant”
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    • possible to see an aura of colors around stones, plants and animals.
    • stone, plant, animal! — He had only seen colors in the solar
    • solar spectrum and have transferred them to stone, plant and animal.
    • begins to speak of spiritual beings as one speaks of plants and
    • the spiritual plane. It was stated that repeated earth-lives —
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    • plants and the clouds; when he looked into his inner being, there
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    • answered by explanations or something of the kind. One feels benumbed
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    • to listen to the explanations given to old myths and sagas. And oh!
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    • matter-of-course explanation of the origin of thought. Thus a period
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    • plants we may get the better of this, for they do not concern us so
    • intimately. It does not worry the plant that it is not the product of
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    • appear, planting the whole sole of his foot and especially his heels
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    • plant, or in an animal of the way the whole of its forces pour into
    • forth the plants from the earth. In a certain way they saw — it
    • given a mechanistic explanation of walking, because they knew that
    • growth and configuration of plants, the growth and configuration of
    • plants and minerals shining and sparkling in their color, to imagine
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    • world we are able to implant life through our moral impulses. Thus
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    • plant, animal, and human kingdoms, but that we have to deal with
    • necessary that the duad be supplanted by the triad. We need not join
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    • formation points back to the previous planetary stages of our
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    • formations of the earth planet to which, of course, mankind as such
    • Earth. Let this be characterized by this circular plane (Dr.
    • in the case of the plant. But what you thus say to yourselves when
    • confronting man, animal and plant, you are justified in saying only in
    • way, as is also assumed of animals and plants and from which only the
    • and ourselves, and even the animals and plants, is the task put to
    • in the world of man, animal, and plant: this is the Michael
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    • live with the beings of the animal, plant, and mineral realms. Mankind
    • another human being. If I speak to someone here on the physical plane,
    • this other human being here on the physical plane answers me or
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    • For things happen here on the physical plane which are of a much
    • the physical plane, the more human beings sleep through it.
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    • extraordinarily profound explanation that one is
    • explanation of it. So Jung was led to distinguish two
    • Energies so implanted in the soul have often a certain definite
    • my lectures, you will easily find an explanation, but I can
    • lecture that I gave here last year you may find an explanation
    • still being fought out on that plane. Therefore Schopenhauer's
    • was fought upon the super-physical plane before 1879; that he
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    • In the explanation of this
    • explanation that these three forces, which act together
    • thinking alone is oriented upon the physical plane;
    • feeling is no longer confined to the physical plane, but stands
    • in connection, by its very nature, with the spiritual plane as
    • the physical plane in his personal relations with Richard
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    • upon the super-sensible plane. The essential thing in this soul
    • many things upon the occult plane, but the power of
    • placing in the cellar of a plant which thrives only in
    • we become in life. Only when we emerge from the physical plane
    • implanted the natural forces which destroy if they are
    • different from those which rule upon the physical plane. It is
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    • Christ from the astral plane into our world in an etheric form.
    • upon the physical plane where they may be observed by the
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    • element. If you examine the earthly qualities of plants
    • plant, its circulation of juices, you will have the remedy for
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    • a kind of tyrant for human thinking, has implanted in the soul a
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    • come to you in the explanations given in various lecture-cycles, that
    • Zarathustra incarnated in him. Therewith we have implanted in that old
    • first implanted from out of the spiritual world in that individuality
    • perception on the physical plane, whereas all human beings earlier
    • the physical brain. Something of this nature can only be implanted
    • conformity to law was implanted in the seeds which were transmitted to
    • the corresponding faculties, which were implanted as seed in Abraham,
    • through Jacob is implanted what should live on as external
    • implanted through the last fourteen generations, which gives it its
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    • of the plant this year will animate the visible plant of next
    • the metaphysical explanation given about the orderings of
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    • as a definition or explanation, but simply quoting what has
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    • explanations given by Blavatsky.
    • himself humanity's representative. He devised a plan to give men the
    • did not undergo their earlier evolution on our earth planet, but in
    • stores of plant-seed containing power, which they were still able to
    • the fifth race has to seek his evolution on the physical plane. He is
    • work with Kama on the physical plane.
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    • which is active on the physical plane. When such a new phase of human
    • visible on the physical plane, will disappear. To make clear their
    • another. The Odyssey has been given the most varied explanations
    • astral and the mental planes3 in such a way as to enable
    • wisdom. Thus the pupil was led on to the astral and the mental planes
    • transplanted. He had to experience the transition from the first half
    • men upon the astral plane. After this time, human astral bodies were
    • possessed, and it was only on the astral plane that a Greek could be
    • the astral and mental planes of experiences from Lemurian times right
    • Astral plane and Mental plane. These are the “soul-world” and “spirit-land” in Rudolf Steiner's Theosophy.
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    • conquered the entire physical plane and that waxes great amid the
    • followed are described; Kriemhild clung to her plan to destroy her
    • Christianity. It is Christianity that is to supplant the northern
    • plane. The northern saga-world is so interesting because it expresses
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    • same time they have an external meaning on the physical plane, that is
    • planets, and thus they brought from other worlds what they had to give
    • them to become the leaders of mankind, on other planets. But during
    • development on other planets. It is not until the fifth root-race that
    • you find that they are an expression of the whole plan of development
    • According to this plan, the guidance of this fifth root-race should
    • physical plane, deriving his strength from the physical plane. This is
    • plane, with the goddess of water, the goddess of the sea.
    • means to be dead to the earthly and withdrawn to a higher plane of
    • with kama occurred. Now on the physical plane the goddess Eris, the
    • signify different stages of soul-life on the higher, spiritual plane.
    • plane. Everything descends to the physical plane. The decision too
    • plane? The union of manas with kama. Hitherto man had had a certain
    • himself on the physical plane, seizes hold of the moon principle. You
    • manas and of kama on the fully conscious physical plane. It
    • content which runs its course outwardly on the physical plane.
    • physical plane. The most significant impulse by those directly
    • character. On the plane of illusion the divine fire is the divine
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    • example, that the various planets of the universe are indicated by
    • inner soul experiences depend upon it. The plant has no astral body
    • plant's sensitivity, then what he says rests on a complete
    • four planetary embodiments. At the beginning of this development our
    • planet, on the Moon, the astral united itself with it. Then the Moon
    • plants and animals as is the case of the earth today, but of beings
    • who were men who had advanced only to the human-plant stage. There
    • Just as the seed holds the whole plant within it, so does your astral
    • will transform itself into other planets. Today it is dark. Were one
    • so the various planets stand in the heavens. They are at various
    • The planets, however, stand in a certain relationship to each other,
    • and the other planets, but also the movement of the sun itself. Here
    • the planets, turn. The different bodies, however, do not move equally
    • you assume this movement and compare the planetary movements with it,
    • Through the relationship of the different speeds of the planets, the
    • organized the planets into their relationships. What you see spread
    • matter formed itself into a solar system, into a planetary system.
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    • the ego was added, was the astral body purified. For this a planetary
    • Sun Hero who has transplanted all the strength of the Sun upon the
    • mortality. When man was of such spirituality, our planet was in a
    • what we know of the evolutionary history of the planets and of
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    • universe, of the speed with which the single planets move and of the
    • direction this really takes. First, however let's examine a plant, a
    • fully developed plant with roots, leaves, stems, blossoms, fruit,
    • the plant has arisen or can arise. In this tiny seed the entire plant
    • ensheathed, because the seed is taken from the whole plant, which has
    • forces have unfurled themselves and unfolded into the plant,
    • evolution, and the other in which the plant has folded itself up and,
    • the plant but also in higher realms of life. Let us trace in thought,
    • intellect was involuted as the plant is in its seed. Nothing can come
    • we can determine with our present organs, the present planetary
    • for example, form a plant from out of his own thinking. To be able to
    • do this he would himself have to exist in the plant kingdom. Some
    • plants as today they are able to construct a clock. Everything
    • planets that are not to be seen with physical eyes, such as those in
    • planet within creation enters the mineral kingdom can it be seen.
    • this, a good explanation, looks like Steiner, but Felix Hau,
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    • of any plant deeply enough, you will find that there is contained in
    • hand is surrounded by the signs of our planets — Saturn, Sun,
    • effective in the plant kingdom. Then they will call forth not only
    • mineral, but also plant-like vibrations. They will speak
    • plants.” The next step will be that men will be able to
    • Mercury, Jupiter and Venus. The seven planets in the seal point to
    • be able to develop himself. His planet then will consist of fiery
    • plane. Even further back in time, we come to a period when the soul
    • was on the spiritual plane, in devachan. In the future, when it will
    • high plane. Its course moves from the spiritual, through the astral,
    • to the other planets. During those times men went through not only
    • which men are striving. Contrary to the plant that sends its
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • understandable, explanatory facts have to be brought from far away.
    • degrees of one hierarchy, i.e., the mineral world, the plant
    • existed the wisdom of which we are going to speak: it is the PLAN OF
    • which is no other than the occultism of the East transplanted and
    • was the totality of spiritual beings belonging to that planet.
    • which later became the mere names of physical planets — were
    • ellipse and let the planets rotate within it, and spin round
    • studies will start from the explanation of this sentence in the
    • explanations of the spiritual hierarchies.
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • phenomenon of fire. In all explanations of what exists and happens
    • produce solid matter as it is on our planet — to produce
    • planet through the universe, so that precisely this interchange of
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • planetary being — passes through reincarnation. Our earth did
    • life, so the earth is also the reincarnation of another planet which
    • was its forerunner. We call that former planet Moon, but we do not
    • after death. Just as man reincarnates, so this lunar planet is a
    • planetary condition, was the reincarnation of a still earlier
    • planetary condition, which we call Sun. This is not the sun of
    • first planet to which we look back when speaking of incarnations of
    • We have also often said that each planetary condition has a special
    • former planetary conditions, which the earth has passed through had a
    • similar task. Other beings became human on those other planets, and now
    • evolution, the conditions of the planet, on which and for the sake of
    • as a planet of warmth, and thus you can see how right ancient
    • ancient Saturn, and made their pupils realise how a whole planet was
    • Personality. Therefore, they compared the life of this planet to an
    • inner warmth, and Saturn as an external planet of fire would have
    • Saturn entered into a sort of planetary night. Then arose the
    • planetary morning. Everything had to wake up again through laws which
    • Through this a planetary morning dawned; the second metamorphosis of
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • ancient Sun. We have seen that in both of these planetary bodies life
    • skies. During this time, when the Sun-planet was darkened, only
    • substance of the earlier planet.
    • random. To-day, when a new planet is discovered out of the planetary
    • act in unison with our own planetary body; and at the same time you
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • included in such a system, has at first to throw off its planets,
    • strong, absorbs its planets again, and grows into a Vulcan. Then the
    • planets, it becomes itself a circle — a Zodiacal circle. That
    • this most exalted Trinity, stream forth the plans for a new cosmic
    • any of this ancient Saturn came into Being, the plan of it had grown
    • of Beings to execute its plan. These Beings must first prepare
    • are the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. These take up the plans of a
    • plans of the divine Threefold Unity containing the evolution which
    • highest wisdom, who understood how to transpose into workable plans,
    • realisation of the divine plan occurs with the down-flow of the
    • extraordinarily simple that with the rotation the outer planets
    • fog which in its rotation loosened the Planets around it, like those
    • if you picture those outer planets as boundary marks for the limits
    • theory of the planets, being led thereto through the activity of the
    • This third condition of our planetary system developed in such a way
    • that, for a time, it remained one single planet; then it threw off a
    • planet from itself, which remained in its vicinity. At first, so long
    • rending asunder of the ancient Moon, so that the planet accompanying
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • Mars, which as planetoids are still being discovered by physical
    • will have to be guided from one planetary condition to another.
    • one planetary condition to another, are the Powers, Exusiai or
    • stood in the centre of our system, and that the planets coursed round
    • that the planets circle around it, in their respective ellipses. But
    • the planets turn around it; but he made a calculation, and this
    • in the middle, let us calculate where the places of the planets must
    • observation, two planets have been added to it —
    • attention to the fact that in reality these two planets Uranus and
    • the other planets. But they do not; we even have among those outer
    • planets, these two lately discovered planets, one which behaves in a
    • somebody must, after having split off the rest of the planets, [have]
    • course is different from that of the other planets. These two differ
    • greatly from the other planets of our solar systems. We shall see
    • from spiritual observation, when one knew that planets are boundary
    • design our whole solar planetary system in a different way if we are
    • planetary system for you as it was expounded in the Mystery Schools
    • explanation of our solar system with its planets, in respect of the
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • that, in the sketch which I made each planet stood in a line with the
    • the planets, not the points where they stand. These are the boundary
    • speak out of the Cosmos downwards into the Planets, and only by
    • before the appearance of our earth, emancipate the planetary men who
    • trying to comprehend the origin of each individual planet, which up
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • the Lion, Jupiter, (one can also call it Jupiter, for the planet seen
    • planetary development, this condition corresponds to that of the
    • into a body, and this becomes the visible Planet. In fact, any such
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • be answered to-day: the question as to the planets which have
    • origin of the life of a planet up to its end, up to the time when it
    • became a separate, visible, planet. Now someone might affirm that
    • some of these planets we see in the heavens did not originate from
    • must clearly realise that a new epoch begins for a planet when it has
    • wished to follow the origin of a planet, not as it was with ancient
    • region called the Lion, the single planet Saturn (that which we call
    • the single planet Saturn originated.
    • second planet which detached itself from our earth in the course of
    • completely justified; for, with the planets of the present day, we
    • backwards at those first planetary developments of our earth, the
    • Thus we see, that the planets of the present day which are visible to
    • You must also think of such a belt when a planet originates.
    • From the moment when each of these planets has come of itself to an
    • with every planet. For each planet mirrors faithfully the conditions
    • nation a few stages beyond that which was originally planned for it.
    • then. On each planet, such things are the reflected images of great
    • in Eastern science. You have here the true explanation as it is
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    • der Physischen Welt. Tierkreis, Planeten, Kosmos.
    • and in the planetary and zodiacal spheres, and explaining the task allotted
    • exists. It is the question: in what way do these planetary formations
    • itself. We see that, in fact, a planet grows always smaller in the
    • substance of planets; but it is not all, that is only something which
    • the physical eye and physical instruments can observe in the planets.
    • planets have imprinted on its substance; naturally not in its present
    • planet is ever lost, it all comes back again from the other side.
    • We have said that our planetary formation began with the ancient
    • the Beings who are active within the whole expanse of our planetary
    • Thus we see that the two planets which our astronomers of the present
    • day consider as having the same significance as the other planets
    • gather other facts from this, for instance, that those planets have
    • been. In their bodies were implanted the consequences of the deeds of
    • the Mights, but these deeds were well rooted in the divine plan of
    • have implanted this into him. (If they had not done this he would
    • Luciferic powers had formerly implanted their deeds, the Christ power
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    • through this two-fold certainty shall we succeed in transplanting
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    • of the elementary world. Whether we take plants, or animals or stones
    • or anything else on the physical plane, they consist according to
    • us in the world of stones, of plants, of animals and of men are
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    • invisible upon the physical plane and only perceptible in the astral
    • physical plane to the world above it, because the Beings in question
    • contact the spirits of conscience, who live upon the Astral plane, he
    • place with considerable suddenness. Just as in the plant there is a
    • would gradually have become a planetary body from which the men would
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    • surrounds us today. The outer forms of the minerals, the plants, the
    • which time neither plant nor animal nor human forms were to be found.
    • earth. The earth covered herself with the garment of plant and animal
    • would, however, be false to accept the simple explanation that this
    • of a plant to the fruit there is not a regular succession of similar
    • inaccurate as to state that the blossom of a plant is the same as the
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    • or green colour from the dawn or from a plant: but the corruption of
    • physical plane. It was not possible to guide the whole evolution of
    • plant. The seed is put into the earth and out of it develop the
    • elementary organs of the plant, the leaves, and later, the calyx,
    • stamen, pistils and so on. Now if development is to continue in plant
    • fecundation the fertilising substances of one plant must pass over to
    • development may progress. What may be perceived in the plant is a
    • plant life the male and female elements develop independently, so in
    • fertilising substances of plants coalesce; we live at a time when the
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    • at the earth with its mountains and forests, its tapestry of plant
    • descend to the physical plane can attain. There are in the universe
    • far as the physical plane; a being to be found by sinking from the
    • physical plane into the depths of the soul life. Here we have in
    • as the physical plane; they only become visible to the consciousness
    • of the seer, which transcends the physical plane and is able to see
    • on the etheric plane. There Zeus, Apollo, Mars, Wotan, Odin, Thor,
    • these spiritual beings not to descend so far as the physical plane,
    • human soul, became the planetary spirit of the earth, growing more
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    • on the physical plane as a figure able to be perceived physically,
    • have given the example of a plant, which grows but cannot develop its
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    • came in, that is to say in the time element, the seven planets were
    • mission of the Earth planet in our cosmic system is to bring love
    • planet; so they were later on the old Sun, and on the old Moon, and
    • planet from old Saturn to old Sun and from that to old Moon and so
    • on. Planetary existence arises and passes away, but the Zodiac is
    • Skythianos, Buddha and Zarathustra. And in that council a plan was
    • mankind; and the plan of the future evolution of the civilisations of
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    • spread out beneath it. They cannot rise to the planes of imagination,
    • physical-sensory world. Starting from the physical plane, it is
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    • compared with certain organs in the plant kingdom; in certain plants
    • formations in plants that the latter, too, have a sense of
    • If you maintain that a plant has a sense on the grounds that it
    • the plant. With equal propriety it could be maintained that scales
    • absurdities resulting from purely materialistic explanations. No,
    • The scientific explanation that in seeing, ether waves
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    • single plan governs in building really all of the sense organs; it is
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    • is, in the plane in which the human being is formed symmetrically.
    • judgment can be arrived at from the physical plane. If the
    • of man before he became outwardly perceptible on the physical plane
    • What is shown by the fact that on a certain plane man
    • explanation of the human countenance based solely on physical forces
    • soul had to develop up to the ego plane. Now we ascend to the
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    • beginning of this lecture, following a few explanatory remarks. The
    • us — animals, plants, minerals, clouds, rivers — whatever
    • we encounter on the physical plane, we do not include in our
    • A rose, when encountered on the physical plane, is not a
    • physical plane.
    • relation to the higher planes could be accurately comprehended
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    • something that corresponds on a higher plane to desire, something
    • feeling. Fantastic explanations of will are possible. One could
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    • physical plane will serve to illustrate. It is a fact totally ignored
    • future and the past. Only one possible explanation of this fact
    • first contradict observations made on the physical plane because the
    • is powerfully gripped by all interest, all desires, for these implant
    • the soul as sense impressions. In one plane the ego and its
    • had by opposing the ego and the physical body in one plane, and at
    • the future. He will not appear on the physical plane as a man of
    • plane, the knowledge acquired on the psychosophic path verifies what
    • physical plane. On the contrary, the clairvoyant seeker is often
    • borne out on the physical plane. If reversed, the process would
    • plane alone tends to group things in a wrong way and to meet facts
    • to time in a matter-of-fact way to the laws of the physical plane
    • because we are placed on this plane in order that we may learn to
    • physical plane upon which the great world powers have not placed us
    • longer cope with the physical plane without the aid of occult
    • plane. Certainly anyone who has grasped the idea of the astral
    • indicated what the second volume was to contain; he had planned to
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    • it remains for the reader to keep the explanations in mind whenever
    • appears upon the physical plane, the body and soul elements combine
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    • new energies but merely became more and more complicated in the plant
    • become such when it is implanted in a good moral frame of mind. Now
    • physical plane with the descent of man from a super-sensible origin.
    • rôle this bisexuality plays! How intensely man's planning and
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    • could not be done. How can we arrive at a sort of explanation of the
    • us to ascend to the plane we can describe by saying that we have
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    • animals, or as little squirming, wriggling ones. This plane of the
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    • higher planetary sphere to our Earth which was now to become the scene
    • of the other creatures belonging to the Earth — the plants and
    • conditions then obtaining upon the planetary body. Only those who are
    • and Earth were still one body, The beings who dwelt upon this planet
    • as they were on the planetary body consisting of Sun, Moon and Earth.
    • being. Just as the Earth was born from a planetary body in which the
    • yourselves that it is the Sun which charms forth the plants in spring
    • other plant flower out of due season. Seed-time and harvest,
    • regularity manifested in the growth of plants and in the life of
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    • must wither and decay in order that the new plant may come into being.
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    • man believes that the seed of the plant passes through a yearly cycle,
    • existence. Just as the force contained in the seed of every plant is
    • just as the seed of the plant sinks into the depths of the earth at
    • as does the seed of the plant for its blossoming in spring. What the
    • Parallel with the experience of the plant-seed in the depths of the
    • of January, the Epiphany. At the time when the seed of the plant is
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    • But according to the world-plan it was not to be — although the
    • Here lies the explanation of the institution of the Walpurgis Night
    • assert itself, when the Asen had supplanted the Wanen, the old
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    • for explanations of what was happening on the earth. But to such men
    • to be. Every planet was felt to have reality of being. In a kind of
    • each planet, just as to-day we converse with one another in ordinary
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    • great plan of world-history. In the Mysteries of all peoples, this
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • plane; but the sentient soul had the subconscious feeling: “This
    • the physical plane by means of music, and he taught in such a way that
    • Providence’ — which is the same as the Buddhi-plane. What is
    • physical plane and Devachan, it is normal for the Bodhisattvas to
    • extend to the Buddhi-plane, or what we in Europe call the World of
    • he can ascend to the next higher plane — to the Nirvana-Plane.
    • when they become Buddhas they ascend to the Plane of Nirvana.
    • extending to that Plane. A Being such as the Christ works into the
    • two incarnations the Bodhisattva-Beings ascend to the Buddhi-Plane;
    • conscious of Him. He in this Being, extends to that Plane. The meeting
    • Buddhi-Plane. When men progress further and shall have developed the
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    • implanted in the human being. To understand such an event, the words
    • first rudiments of the ego were implanted in the human being,’
    • We know that the implanting of the ego in man is part of the
    • psychic influences, that is to say, from forces implanted in his soul
    • Spiritual Beings implanted into man a living soul. ‘Now if this
    • of his need, that the good might nevertheless be implanted in the
    • surrounding all things, flowers, plants, stones, etc. As regards this
    • led back again, God had to descend to the physical plane, and on that
    • plane show man how to find the way back to the Kingdoms of Heaven.
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    • to be more and more limited to the physical plane, and that for this
    • on an event on the physical plane. If we recollect all this we shall
    • plane. This was done so that the most essential part of the life of
    • expressions used on the physical plane. The important point is not so
    • physical plane. For it cannot be said that the earlier records of
    • other Divinities related in words belonging to the physical plane
    • one able to apply the words to the events of higher planes. The life
    • what is told to the events of the physical plane. In reference to this
    • activity, the capacity of this ancestor on the physical plane,
    • is hostile to what implants itself as a germ in later ages. What the
    • man had descended right down to the physical plane, when a Divine
    • plane had reached a crisis in humanity, it is also true that we have
    • physical plane, rise into the spiritual plane. Those people who have
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    • which comes from the Spiritual and what is seen on the physical plane.
    • another; the Sun rises and sets, the plants blossom in spring, and
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    • physical plane. The content of these pictures will succumb to death,
    • occur on the physical plane without corresponding events taking place
    • elements of the external physical plane.
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    • the physical plane to one in the Spiritual worlds’. For to us it
    • activity which she exercised on the physical plane as long as she
    • had heard at Jerusalem — on the physical plane, as direct
    • swearing by what she thought when she lived on the physical plane, and
    • P. Blavatsky having departed from the physical plane and continuing to
    • plane may not be made a hindrance to the further super-sensible
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    • some preliminary explanations pertaining to the attainment of
    • life on the earthly plane is radically opposed. In external life,
    • everyday life on the physical plane we go from one thing to another
    • we must return to the physical plane, improve our disposition, and
    • relationship to them, this will implant into us thoughts and forces
    • It would not be difficult to interpret this explanation as a
    • From this we see how unfounded is the reproach that the explanations
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    • Sun with its whole planetary system. That is why in our modern
    • powers more or less as brothers. The explanation for this is to be
    • on earth what the mineral, the plant, the animal, air and water,
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    • Lecture III: Mans Journey Through the Planetary Spheres
    • Man's Journey Through the Planetary Spheres
    • Jupiter, Saturn, that is, in the stars belonging to the planetary
    • into the planetary spheres. First of all, he expands as far as the
    • spiritual worlds he expands into the planetary system, first into the
    • received only from the planetary system.
    • planetary system and from there draw the forces for building up our
    • and rebirth, we pass into the spheres of the planets and of the Sun.
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    • spiritual plane. There something similar to a rose would not appear
    • physical plane. Here we are bound outwardly to the earth, surrounded
    • We rob the plant by our dissection, but not the starry world when we
    • ascend beyond the plant and recognize how the spirit is related to
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    • positions of the planets. An explanation of what does not apparently
    • Physical World: Zodiac, Planets, Cosmos.
    • Thus we grow farther out into cosmic space, into the whole planetary
    • rebirth during the period we are expanding into the planetary
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    • new birth he is part of the planetary system and, at a later period
    • after death, even of the world beyond the planetary system. In his
    • someone who has left the physical plane a comparatively short time
    • plane we are conscious of our sympathies and make mental
    • knowledge on the physical plane is extraordinarily misleading. It is
    • really most deceptive because on the physical plane he knows no more
    • physical plane can be exerted on the life after death, and now we
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    • do so, whether in thinking about the things of the physical plan or
    • if we only consider the things of the physical plane with mere waking
    • this was karmically planned is another matter. But do think, when you
    • spot, this ambition comes to you with the corresponding planet in a
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    • like a plant. You may recall that a scientist, Raoul Francé,
    • writes that plants are endowed with feelings and are able to admire.
    • Yet plants do not have a soul element. The sleeping human organism is
    • on par with the plant. The rays of the sun have to fall on the plant
    • if it is to live. The earth is covered with plants because the sun
    • has called them forth. Without the sun there are no plants and during
    • does on the plant. But it is not only the sun that plays a part in
    • the influences from the moon there would be no plant growth either,
    • The light of the moon influences the plant. The lunar forces
    • determine the width of the plant. A plant that grows tall and thin is
    • the growth of plants. The ego works into the physical and etheric
    • bodies as the sun influences plant growth. Similarly, the astral body
    • the central point of the plant world and rays forth its light in all
    • to alternate between sleeping and waking like the plants. If there
    • plant during sleep. Above him shines the moon, his own astral body.
    • sun and moon, and it also marks the end of the plant-like existence.
    • growth-forces wane as man awakens. Inasmuch we are plant-like, we die
    • be compared to the dying process of the plants in winter. Each day we
    • sun were to shine on the earth with strength to bring forth the plants,
    • the skies will be filled with airplanes. Life on earth will wither,
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    • to do with our life here on the physical plane, but in a deeper sense
    • are unable to distinguish between a planet and a fixed starry but
    • this, but Napoleon found his way to his mother; he implanted this
    • wisdom during childhood in order to “plan-in” the organs,
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    • plane or one in the physical and the other in the spiritual world.
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    • At the beginning of the seventeenth century another planet was
    • with, we go through the planets of our planetary system. We
    • Following these we go into the surroundings of our planetary system
    • earth also. Beings belonging to other planets, just as man belongs to
    • the planetary spheres. So that in fact inhabitants of other planets
    • from other planets as they pass through the earth sphere? One would
    • planetary realms, but this is only possible if on earth one has
    • planets. It may sound peculiar and yet it is so, that for those who
    • the nature of that planet, the strange theories that physics and
    • on the physical plane because materialistic ways of thought are still
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    • We do not see in all events on the physical plane how super-sensible
    • same necessity as that the leaves of a plant must wither when the
    • seed has been formed for the next plant. Such a death comes about
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    • It has frequently been observed that a person who had planned to do
    • plan after his death. We help him if we ourselves attempt to do what
    • greatness that had conceived the plan of the poem prevented him from
    • the plan could have turned into reality. It was not because of
    • plan with the same ease as in the fragment with which he was
    • far-reaching plan and only fulfilled a part of it. All such things,
    • him to the earth, man journeys through the planetary spheres and even
    • within us has in fact contracted from the planetary universe. Quite
    • literally we bear within us what we have lived through in a planetary
    • planetary system. It was entirely in keeping with the facts that Mars
    • was considered to be the member of our planetary system connected
    • Beings of our planetary system are continually streaming past each
    • there are itinerants from all the other planets in our environment.
    • itinerants among the other planetary “men,” if one might
    • existence. Other beings are allotted to the other planetary worlds,
    • planetary system. This should be borne in mind. Thus at a certain
    • onwards, so also do the other planets undergo an evolution in their
    • event of the greatest significance for that planet then took place.
    • has Mars become entirely a planet of peace. That process will still
    • the Moon. (The outer planets indicate the relative positions of the
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    • plane. In the spiritual world that we bring with us as spiritual
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    • hold fast to the fact that what we term death on the physical plane
    • within the plant, but life itself always eludes such scientific
    • hypotheses to explain how plant life arises from mere dead
    • it expands into the entirety of the planetary system so that all
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    • human beings. Each planetary body becomes an organ for us after death
    • externally, quite similar to a plant-like being that also forms its
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    • they ask for an explanation of something, are satisfied if the reply
    • that. They take the feeling of familiarity for an explanation and
    • “Metamorphosis of Plants” and see what he called the
    • “primal plant” (Urpflanze), and then turn to what
    • will find that you can understand these concepts “primal plant”
    • plant-kingdom, and creates the forms. During this process it changes
    • “Why do you need botany? Last year and two years ago the plants
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    • explanations already given we can call such Realists, and their
    • perception, but if we go outside a mathematical explanation, we shall
    • about an explanation of the universe as thoroughly as we have tried
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    • Seven Moods or Planets, Twelve Shades of the Zodiac, and
    • Zodiac, and as other planets apparently do the same, so it is
    • Cosmos from the different planets varies according as the individual
    • planets stand in one or other of the Zodiacal signs. In the case of
    • world-outlook signs. Just as a planet goes through all twelve signs
    • of Spiritism; for Gnosis is a “planet” which passes
    • something that passes like a planet through the twelve zodiacal
    • can once more be regarded as a planet which passes through all twelve
    • somewhat different if one imbibes the juice of this plant or the
    • from this or that plant, works upon the organism, affecting
    • signs of the Zodiac and the planets, the seven planets familiar in
    • entered into by the planets, as they follow their orbits through the
    • Mystery-schools, just this mood, with all the soul-planets standing
    • world-outlook-moods — the planetary element — and through
    • Moon for an explanation of the phenomenon of the Earth —
    • the seven planets, so Anthropomorphism is the world-outlook nearest
    • rest can arise from the fact that the corresponding planets pass
    • physical cosmos; the Zodiac, the planetary system; Sun, Moon and
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    • With the aid of such an explanation as this we see more depth that we
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    • they ask for an explanation of something, are satisfied if the reply
    • that. They take the feeling of familiarity for an explanation and
    • “Metamorphosis of Plants” and see what he called the
    • “primal plant” (Urpflanze), and then turn to what
    • will find that you can understand these concepts “primal plant”
    • plant-kingdom, and creates the forms. During this process it changes
    • “Why do you need botany? Last year and two years ago the plants
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    • explanations already given we can call such Realists, and their
    • perception, but if we go outside a mathematical explanation, we shall
    • about an explanation of the universe as thoroughly as we have tried
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    • Seven Moods or Planets, Twelve Shades of the Zodiac, and
    • Zodiac, and as other planets apparently do the same, so it is
    • Cosmos from the different planets varies according as the individual
    • planets stand in one or other of the Zodiacal signs. In the case of
    • world-outlook signs. Just as a planet goes through all twelve signs
    • of Spiritism; for Gnosis is a “planet” which passes
    • something that passes like a planet through the twelve zodiacal
    • can once more be regarded as a planet which passes through all twelve
    • somewhat different if one imbibes the juice of this plant or the
    • from this or that plant, works upon the organism, affecting
    • signs of the Zodiac and the planets, the seven planets familiar in
    • entered into by the planets, as they follow their orbits through the
    • Mystery-schools, just this mood, with all the soul-planets standing
    • world-outlook-moods — the planetary element — and through
    • Moon for an explanation of the phenomenon of the Earth —
    • the seven planets, so Anthropomorphism is the world-outlook nearest
    • rest can arise from the fact that the corresponding planets pass
    • physical cosmos; the Zodiac, the planetary system; Sun, Moon and
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    • With the aid of such an explanation as this we see more depth that we
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Suffering
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    • of the plant world. We regard the astral body as the third member of
    • been a verbal explanation; it would have been one if what it
    • sensation. To the plants to which we must ascribe life, they also
    • attribute sensation. If one says that because many plants close their
    • up by the plant as bearer of internal life-processes, so long does no
    • and explanation then we see that conscious life is continually born
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    • A materialistic explanation can apparently be found for suffering,
    • leader. Then the mission of this planet is fulfilled and it goes over
    • to another embodiment. The Earth will then obtain a new planetary
    • existence, and men will then be the gods of the new planet. The body
    • planet and that which will be the lower kingdom. Just as the Earth
    • gods of the next planet, so were the Beings who now lead us, men on
    • the previous planet and they had as lower element what we are as men
    • evolution. And on the future planet men will have advanced so far
    • Cosmos of Love; existence on the previous planet signifies the Cosmos
    • nature, in plant, animal and man from the lowest sex-love to the
    • conflict on the earth so was error to be found on the earlier planet.
    • earthly evolution will bring love into the next planet as a force of
    • the following planet will look up to the gods as to the bringers of
    • the earlier planet. All the kingdoms of the world are connected with
    • one another. If there were no plants then in a short time the breath
    • breathe out life-destroying carbonic-acid. Yet the plants inhale
    • plants, so are the gods dependent on man. That was so beautifully
    • the previous planet rose to the height of wisdom. Beings remained
    • with personality. On the earlier planet wisdom was an instinct
    • unconnected with love. Then Lucifer came and implanted human wisdom
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    • also to the animal kingdom, perhaps even to the plants. But in
    • man possesses in common with the whole plant-kingdom. The astral body
    • explanation of the human organism, and a man is like an extract
    • of the whole external world. When we see a plant, in accordance
    • with Paracelsus we may say: In this plant is an organism conforming
    • sick organism, corresponds to this plant. Hence Paracelsus calls a
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    • physical plane: they saw the spiritual world as their real
    • to start with agriculture, grew fonder of the physical plane.
    • the physical plane. In the stars they studied the spiritual
    • culmination point in cultivation on the physical plane is found
    • the physical plane. The Romans, who experienced themselves
    • experienced and acquired on the physical plane as spiritual
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe
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    • definition, an explanation of a word; for usually definitions do not
    • find what we have just presented in our explanation of the idea of
    • to find, if the case is not complicated, that the explanation of the
    • lives. But we shall not arrive at an explanation of human life if we
    • men, animals, and plants had developed without the mineral kingdom. In
    • had done this, they could only develop on a planet which had a firm
    • Men, animals, and plants have separated from the mineral kingdom, and
    • will intersect each other. And thereby we shall have the explanation
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    • all the other planetary bodies belonging to our special Earth
    • existence. We need not go into the manner in which the other planets,
    • in preceding years, we know that on each of the planetary incarnations
    • planetary conditions were the right ones, and then carried those laws
    • took refuge on other planets belonging to our solar system. Only a
    • rise higher we had to go to other planets and leave the bodies below
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    • beckon, and then in came the flies! Surely the explanation which
    • We may certainly speak of the diseases of plants, for a real
    • comprehension of the idea of disease these diseases of plants are
    • especially interesting and important. In the case of plants, if again
    • and men. The diseases of plants can always be traced to outer causes,
    • upon the plants and injure them. In the vegetable kingdom the idea of
    • deeper one goes into the pathology of plants the more it can be seen
    • Now a plant such as we see in the external world is a being which is
    • of a diseased plant we are never able to say that the original etheric
    • the plant, namely, physical and etheric bodies, we have before us
    • instance how, if you cut a plant, it tries to grow round the injured
    • healing power which the plant has in its inner organisation. In the
    • etheric and physical bodies of the plant exist healing forces which
    • understanding in this realm. A being such as a plant, having physical
    • development and growth of the plant, but also there is a
    • This we can best see when a disease appears in a plant. Here we have
    • activity of the etheric body of the plant is much intensified round
    • etheric body of a plant to exercise increased activity when we injure
    • the injuries we give to plants to those we give to animals which, in
    • etheric body of a plant replies to a similar injury to itself. But
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    • development. Thereby was implanted into the astral body of man, before
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    • means of his work upon the physical plane. In other words, if the
    • physical plane itself those qualities, on account of which the illness
    • plane. Then because what we have already gained cannot be used upon
    • the physical plane, it will be made use of when we pass through the
    • achieve upon the physical plane. So these forces will mature in the
    • what I have said about a case of measles can lead to an explanation
    • consciousness we give quite a different explanation. Especially do we
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    • objects such as plants, for instance. Thus it was impossible for us to
    • principles is like a plant of the present day. We meet here a third
    • also within plants; it is a kind of sleep consciousness of still lower
    • we have during sleep, like the plant consciousness. It is not
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • worlds. And if one attempts to give to these people some explanation,
    • records until we possess the explanations of Spiritual Science. Later
    • give an explanation. For this reason it is of little use to ask for an
    • explanation of this or that passage from occult records before having
    • explanations alone we shall arrive at nothing.
    • really Moon forces, and which can only operate in that cosmic plan
    • influence the plans of another being.
    • regular movements of the Earth and of the planets began, and that
    • regular course of the planets round the Sun, through the changes of
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    • incarnation will be implanted in one of the three soul members. Let us
    • sense as we may acquire upon the physical plane will affect only our
    • brought forward upon the physical plane, but we cannot directly affect
    • of the physical plane cannot bridge the chasm between the sentient
    • material world one may absorb upon the physical plane, this wisdom
    • rational soul in regard to the physical plane, and yet be incapable of
    • plane we still shall become different after ten years, but the change
    • plants, consisting as they do only of physical and etheric body.
    • Plants live continually in the consciousness of dreamless sleep. The
    • led to supplant a point of view which was religious or spiritual by
    • because, according to the general wise world plan, the epidemics had
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    • these measures. With regard to the great plans of life, human
    • explanations cannot explain certain facts. These are the souls who
    • psychic. For intellectuality deals mainly with the physical plane. In
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    • When there are people upon the physical plane who are so absorbed in
    • works over from the physical into the spiritual plane — impelling
    • deliberately to bring them about on the physical plane and they occur
    • then into a new planetary form.
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    • upon the physical plane may appear to be the persons most directly
    • call a plan in the evolution of mankind. We could then survey such a
    • plan and say to ourselves, ‘this had to be attained; it had this
    • this way we should arrive at a plan of human evolution, so that when
    • speaking of this plan we could never fall into the error of saying:
    • by and interwoven with the plan of the evolution of mankind. This
    • well-planned advance of human evolution we must see something which is
    • such a plan of the whole evolution of mankind bear to the individual
    • the external physical plane. We then see all that the whole East had
    • capable of receiving the Christ Impulse and of transplanting it into
    • of higher beings. The whole plan of evolution is connected with
    • year 1910 did this or that which was carried out on the physical plane
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    • connected with the various planets: Sun, Mars, Mercury periods, and
    • physical plane — must always mean the same thing. Here we have
    • the physical plane can be understood if one does not keep this occult
    • planned, after Ahriman has been shown in his deeper significance in
    • description in advance both as theories and explanations has
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    • of nature. Plants, animals, human beings — all are permeated,
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    • thinking, feeling and willing of the physical plane and indeed, even
    • proofs as palpable as those given by science for the physical plane.
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    • properly unless our explanations involve atoms by way of a
    • however, found it necessary to provide some explanation for the
    • ahrimanic beings....” and so on; Felix's explanations became
    • explanations that he no longer could listen properly and though he
    • plane, it is quite different from thought. We need not look at the
    • the physical plane. In full consciousness, therefore, we must face
    • explanations that Benedictus had given him of the luciferic and
    • plane; he surmised that this number three can be found everywhere.
    • in some way or other, not only on the physical plane but also in
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    • requirements of the physical plane. A spiritual element must be taken
    • on the physical plane. One who understands such things can recognize
    • dominant on the physical plane, for here the Spirits of Form are the
    • on the physical plane. For it is obvious that when we are willing to
    • this plane even if we don't find music luciferic and architecture
    • not be able to form on the physical plane any ideas, thoughts, or
    • have to remain here below on the physical plane.
    • the physical plane. We can gradually find our way in this world where
    • everything on the physical plan that thinking, feeling and willing
    • thinking, and willing as they meet us on the physical plane have any
    • itself on the physical plane and brings about your destiny in large
    • Whether you see a stone, a plant, a cloud, or lightning —
    • myself and belongs on the physical plane to my ego” — you
    • must we carry over into the spirit realm out of the physical plane
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    • All of us walking about on the physical plane have this
    • the physical plane is a kind of sleep when compared to what we feel
    • inside the body. People on the physical plane are not in the habit of
    • been “a decent sort” here on the physical plane, one will
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    • sun and the universe, bestows on us the plants which sprout and bud
    • Thus we see around us growth and decay; we can trace it in the plant
    • the legend — the animals and the plants which could already
    • the animals and plants and asked them what they were called, what
    • animals and plants. Then man was created, as he was before the Fall.
    • And again Jehovah gathered around him Angels, animals and plants, and
    • animal has this name, that animal has that, this plant has this name,
    • that plant has that,” Then Jehovah asked man: “And what
    • decay in the plant world. In Spring we see the plants spring up out
    • of our existence is bound up with the plant world, for without it we
    • is very natural to compare the vernal springing up of the plants
    • withering and decaying of the plant world in Autumn with man’s
    • great world outside, when the plants bud and germinate in Spring.
    • revealed how in the same measure as green plants come forth from the
    • question fully, we cannot simply say: “When, in Spring, plants
    • with the budding and sprouting of plants there arise, as if out of
    • Earth-being itself. What do we see when we turn towards plants which
    • exactly corresponds to the other. How single plants are related to
    • in reality a tree or a garden in which plants are growing.
    • of plants are wanting when his physical and etheric bodies begin to
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    • further development is implanted in the inner nature of man. Let us
    • Jehovah gathered the plants and the animals and asked the angels what
    • further. They would meet the fate which would befall a plant world
    • details, that when he pronounces the name of plants or animals,
    • that which lies at the basis of the plant or animal germ, and then
    • implanted in man, as it is in the earth. That which is above the
    • The plan Divine then shalt thou recognise
    • The plan Divine then shalt thou recognise
    • Karma again unites us on the physical plane. So we remain united and
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    • world history find their explanation in opposites.
    • in Romanism. It is a plant that grows entirely on political-legal
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    • fantasy. It was the hope of the luciferic beings to create a planetary
    • earth-planet and the ahrimanic beings wanted to contribute their
    • Lucifer wants to take men's souls away and found a planet with them of
    • fit into the progressive plan of the world. They belong to it and are
    • spoken of it in my explanation of the primal phenomenon. His is a
    • continent, a new planetary body with them. All the unrest and
    • listen to them in their field of action behind the physical plane.
    • external power that develops on the physical plane. A power runs right
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    • metamorphosis, the leaf of a plant develops from the root, the flower
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    • This plan was frustrated inasmuch as humanity was raised to a higher
    • souls, from the earth in order to found a realm and planet of their
    • normal powers to avert from the Greeks the danger inherent in the plan
    • egos, and the souls would have departed to a special planet of their
    • hands. The plan was frustrated by the development in a preeminently
    • develop in physical existence on the earth. Thereby Ahriman's plan to
    • politics and system of rights that thwarted Ahriman's plan.
    • the earth upon a separate planet.
    • powers. Their plan was to bring all human faculties and human forces
    • leave the earth and build up a separate planetary body, while the
    • departed to found another planet under the leadership of Lucifer and
    • extraordinarily clever foresight. You must realize that there is plan
    • whether the soul is implanted by super-sensible powers. To tackle the
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    • different fate was planned for her, too. I refer to his somewhat
    • the sun lying in a plane, then the orbit of the earth lies in this
    • plane — seen, that is, from the side. If here is the orbit of the
    • sun. There is a similar relationship with the other planets, too. At
    • etc. The planets carry out quite complicated movements in universal
    • One comes, however, upon all sorts of peculiar explanations, like the
    • cannot be communicated to anyone. If the explanation that people
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    • following explanation. You are aware that before the Mystery of
    • for new things to be implanted in Christianity. Many of those who
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    • past year, and through all that we are able to plan for the coming
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    • the sun-like being itself. What we see everywhere in mineral, in plant
    • in everything, in the mineral, the plant, the animal and the human
    • plant and animal and every organ of man, in them the moon- and
    • forces that are at work in some plant or mineral from the external
    • counteracted by a particular plant or mineral in which the opposite
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    • animal kingdom, the plane below that of man; and above the latter was
    • where the minerals, plants, and animals live: in what became the
    • the plan of higher worlds, it beholds in its imaginations the beings
    • culminating in our present mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, up to
    • intended by the highest creative powers in the continuous plan for the
    • a certain sense, is also a divine corpse, though on a higher plane,
    • the most manifold ways. On a higher plane of formative force we have
    • before us the burgeoning substance and nature of plants, the endless
    • turns to what lives in nature — in the salts, in plants, and in
    • is that sprouts in the innocent green of the plants and what is even
    • Out there in the world of minerals, plants, even of animals, that
    • super-sensible. It cannot enter a mineral, a plant, or an animal, nor
    • another planet to draw a picture of the earth; and he would have shown
    • everything existing in the minerals, plants and animals — in
    • primal vapor — perhaps a spiral vapor. Out of this, planets
    • evolve, leaving the sun in the middle. On one of the planets gradually
    • such as prevail in every quarter today — plans for reforms, and
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    • plants, the gigantic proportions of mountains, the fleeting clouds,
    • majestic plant; and if he is at all imaginative he may even achieve an
    • deeper relation to that world of which the plant, for example, is a
    • the things around us. When we observe a plant in the usual way we do
    • it, of something spiritual; we do not dream that every such plant
    • form such abstract mental pictures as we commonly do of plants today.
    • For in every plant there is concealed — under a spell, as it were
    • plant in the right way who realizes that this loveliness is a sheath
    • plants, and animals.
    • releasing the plant elementals from their spell through his soul and
    • end; and the elemental beings dwelling in minerals, plants, and
    • creep about, frightening plants and minerals in order to gorge himself
    • beauty and loveliness of the plant world and finding deep delight in
    • in the world, in enabling an elemental being to slip out of its plant
    • autumn as their liberation from the dying plants and withering
    • such a way that it makes you regard every plant, every stone, in a new
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    • They compute the paths of the planets — the positions of the
    • thinks of as the planet earth. And the present habits of thinking
    • ground plan would have presented itself — there is something
    • we describe plants and plant cells, animals and animal tissues,
    • individual planet tells us provides the vowels of the world-script;
    • and all that forms around the vowels when the planets pass the
    • pertains to the planets.
    • planetary system's memory; everything that has ever occurred in our
    • planetary system since the beginning of time is preserved by the
    • study the great cosmic-historical course of our planetary system,
    • into a spiral motion from which the planets split off and circled
    • the planets and in the heavenly bodies in general. By means of Saturn
    • we must study the constitution of the planetary system in its
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    • true nature of the planets: that they are not the mere physical bodies
    • the allotted time to consider each separate planet, nor is it
    • produced substantial plants, animals, human beings? That is all part
    • a matter of seeking the earth, including its production of plants,
    • beings, of the plants, so to speak, are received back into the earth.
    • the life-giving principle proper, especially in plants — withdraw
    • — to be determined by the spiritual forces of the planetary
    • act upon the earth spirits from the planetary system does so in
    • under the influence of the cosmic planetary world; and in a former
    • determined by the planets. From the beings which in winter I had to
    • their experiences with the planets. — And just as we experience
    • I do not merely say, the flower is blooming, the plant is germinating, but
    • flower, my ego germinates in the plant. Nature-consciousness is
    • the plant, to blossom with the plant, to bear fruit with the plant,
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    • the plant stirs inwardly, and the blossoming becomes a kind of
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    • exit of the moon from the earthly planet, and have shown that the
    • moon was formerly united with the earth-planet, and, at a definite
    • the realm of the planetary world which belongs to our earth. We have
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    • the plant forces, and the forces which lie behind the clouds, and so
    • rule spiritually in the crystal, in plants, in all the phenomena of
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    • The Connection of Man with the Earth-Planet
    • The experiences of the whole planetary system (I have already spoken
    • planetary cosmic system in which we live. What the earth has
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    • Mineral and Plant-Animal Creation
    • Plants as Gifts of Heaven
    • bears upon it in the way of plants, animals, birds of the air, and so
    • not go into every detail — and we form a picture of the planet
    • implanted these eyes in the earth. They are there now. The universe
    • one could distinguish in them something like a kind of plant-form.
    • something like the outline of a plant-form. At that time it was quite
    • floating plant-formations reminding us somewhat of the forms of the
    • plant-form shoots up, a tremendous plant-form, like our present algae
    • appearing and then fading away. He would not speak of plants covering
    • the earth but of plants which like air-clouds appear from out of the
    • plant-force which is really out there in the cosmos attracts it up to
    • itself, how the plant-world comes down to the earth from out of the
    • plant-world is something which arises and passes away in the
    • we say: Man must acquire the concept that these plants which we see
    • We have, therefore, first of all to look upon the plants
    • descent thou hast separated the plants from thee. They are cast off
    • cast off the primeval plant-form, a form which has since developed
    • into the later plant-forms, through having cast off that which still
    • the successors of the earlier plants and earlier animals.
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    • earth-planet. To express this in a somewhat grotesque way I should
    • earth-planet.
    • planets. There one could feel the connection between this bony system
    • silica the plant-forms appeared, those cloud-like formations becoming
    • the arising of the animal-creation and those primeval plants which
    • he had experienced in the arising of the plants.
    • silica as the plant-beings becoming green and fading away, the
    • cosmic Word became the cosmic Thought, and the plants living in the
    • thought-element in the original primeval plant-creation, and I might
    • chalk. Man looked into the silicic acid, and the plant-creation
    • this case the plants, supply the answer. The whole world becomes
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    • Imaginations, Imaginations of plants. If I had only the pictures of
    • find in this plant or that plant, in this animal or that animal, in
    • has struggled through to explanations concerning external nature and
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    • This ancient Moon existence appeared to him as a planetary existence,
    • organization of the whole planet streaming out from his own
    • planet-Moon-existence
    • was implanted in the pupil of the Hibernian Mysteries that by the
    • this planetary element from all sides comes this pleasant
    • spread out in the whole earth-planet flows also into this rose, and
    • smell the living divine goodness in the planet.” If a man today
    • as planetary Saturn-heat; he perceived heat when the outer heat was
    • pupil was led into the past existence of our own earth-planet. He
    • changed into the Venus-planet, into the future Venus-planet.
    • manifested itself at the same time as the experience of the planet.
    • which the man lives forms itself into Word. In the Vulcan-planet the
    • Word spreads itself out. Everything in the Vulcan-planet is speaking
    • existence, in the last metamorphosed condition of the earth-planet.
    • it a reasonable explanation which I have given, that the
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    • previous planetary condition, the earth which was then Old Moon, or
    • planet concerning which the inhabitant of another planet could say:
    • “That planet is rich in iron,” (the only other planet
    • when the separation of Saturn from the common planetary body of the
    • planetary life-force, through his own planetary warmth in such a
    • condition that he can permeate the whole planetary system to which
    • distances Saturn filling the whole planetary system with its finely
    • with its inner life-forces scatters lead in planetary space. Thereby
    • was surrounded by the signs of the planets and the sun, represented
    • happened with each single planet. Thus, in that statue which
    • which ray down to earth from the planetary environment, all that
    • of the metals which thou wast able to assimilate from the planetary
    • look upon thyself as a human being who has gone through the planetary
    • to the wide spaces of the cosmos to seek explanation of the earth
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    • Lecture XI: The Secret of Plants, of Metals, and of Men
    • SECRET OF PLANTS, OF METALS, AND OF MEN
    • observation of that which really lives in the plants, as they unfold
    • their blossoms outwardly and strive upwards towards the cosmos. Plant
    • the opening corona of the plant, and observe how it radiates towards
    • into the being of the plant. Thus the pupil was gradually led to
    • pupil answered: “These plants tell me that they are compelled
    • me out of the flowers.” For the plants did not say the same
    • of the plants.
    • with the secrets of the moon, revealed to him by the plants growing
    • metals he experienced the secrets of the entire planetary system. For
    • the metallic secret. First he learnt the secret of the plants,
    • Eleusinian Mysteries, through that mighty planetary globe which, as I
    • revealed the secret of the planets. Man's feelings were not then so
    • Thus he gained a perception of the entire planetary
    • They reveal their relationship with the planets
    • moon secrets in flowers, and the reflection of the planets in metals,
    • with the planetary system and with the moon brings the winds at the
    • the Zodiac, influences which, modified by the planets, by the sun and
    • strengthened or weakened by the other planets according to the
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    • relation of those planets, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, which travel in
    • all the other planets of the cosmic system; for the ancients
    • planetary bodies they saw each single member of the planetary beings
    • Planetary Spirits, those great Planetary Gods who were regarded in
    • directed towards the planetary orbits themselves, it was then
    • time, what the mysterious planets spoke to him from out of the great
    • me what the planetary worlds desire to say to me.”
    • planets.” This is a seed implanted in the earth by a planet,
    • reality they are simply the seeds which have been implanted into the
    • earth during the ancient Sun and Moon existence, implanted from the
    • we describe the plant when we seek to know the nature of the seed. We
    • unless we know the plant. What should we do, for instance, with a
    • the aniseed plant looks like? The ancients would have said: “What
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    • body, and of the relationships of the other planets of our planetary
    • said: I can turn my gaze outwards to the earth, over which the plant
    • acid chiefly in sorrel and in the plants of the clover family, but in
    • transforms what is spread out everywhere in the meadow in the plants,
    • on the plants, who transform the oxalic acid of the plants into
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    • not of such a nature that man looked up to the planets and saw the
    • calculated and observed today; at that time each planet, as all else
    • the families of the planets, of the families of the heavenly bodies,
    • relationship, between the members of a planetary system. There was a
    • carbon dioxide. We unite carbon with oxygen. The plants require
    • receive impressions from the other planets; and one of the secrets
    • other stars, like other planets. The human body is studied by
    • carbon work in man, and how other metals related to the other planets
    • organism, he could follow the planet in its passage through the
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    • that case we could never arrive at an explanation of the human
    • being by way of pure empiricism. An explanation is possible
    • constantly being said, “Explanations must be as simple as
    • issue to say that the explanations must be simple. We must
    • knowledge is transplanted into a world of spirit and soul, but
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    • — we take in food from the mineral, plant, and animal
    • mineral, plant, and animal organizations. The substance most
    • plant produces living protein, but in the human being it is the
    • animal, plant, and human organizations (though in the human
    • organization in a less solid way than in the plant) and
    • followed. Take the annual plant that grows out of the earth in
    • phenomena that you observe in the annual plant with other
    • surface. And the consequence is that the plant, growing out of
    • the sun of the previous year, for the plant derives its dynamic
    • light and the light conditions during the year when the plant
    • leaves of a plant, and, still more, the petals. You will find
    • follow the processes in an annual plant if you take only the
    • the plants continue to be relished by creatures such as the
    • thought to be an element of the plant belonging to the present
    • undergoes, devouring the plant the whole time.
    • the petals or leaves of plants and an extract of substances
    • of the plants and the human nerve-sense organization and the
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    • observed in the plant — I mean, the contrast between the
    • immediate present. Let us return once more to the plant. In the
    • is old in the plant, belonging to the previous year. In
    • these relationships revealed in the plant we come to the
    • elements exist in those parts of the plant that represent the
    • particular organs of the plant (thereby extracting also what is
    • a plant's leaves (naturally you get totally different results
    • of some plant on the head organization, and hence on certain
    • seeds of plants on the organization of the child before the
    • to the nature of leaves in the plant. I am speaking in the old
    • of plants.
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    • from outside in the plant world, for instance, must be worked
    • from the outset that the plant covering of our earth is passing
    • occurs in the plant. In all the peripheral organs of the plant,
    • that is to say in the development of the plant from below
    • about the initial plant — for the seed in the ovary
    • really represents the next plant that will come into being,
    • that which is stored up for the future plant — if, as I
    • say, we are speaking of the initial plant, vitalization does
    • the flower petals of plants that contain strong ethereal oils
    • plant is led over into the realm of the most weightless
    • when we introduce plant substances. The plant is engaged in the
    • ourselves that the plant element — and it is the same
    • reversed is taking place in the plant. The irregularity that
    • plant, so that the long process it has to undergo will make the
    • certain plants. If, for instance, we prepare the leaf of
    • devitalizing force that is present in the plant to the
    • year's leaves) this plant shatters the very thing that brings
    • of the plant is least of all transformed into inorganic matter.
    • itself outwardly in the formation of the plants. But there is
    • no need to confine ourselves merely to plant remedies;
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    • plant-forming process, for example, you can see clearly and
    • macroscopically the upward striving of plant-forming processes, a
    • study of this metamorphosing formative striving of the plants, at
    • Goethe's Metamorphosis of the Plants. In Goethe's Metamorphosis of
    • the Plants there is a sketchy rendering of the first composition, the
    • first elements that are to be studied about the nature of the plant in
    • obtain a living view of everything involved in plant growth: when
    • rooting in the soil the plant's upward-striving develops in a negative
    • direction in the root; the plant begins to grow, then grows upward,
    • self-metamorphosing, forces that are active there within the plant.
    • force active in the process of plant formation that works from below
    • gravity but which, as the plant wrestles itself free from the earthly
    • stage very helpful in understanding how in plant formation during this
    • In this way it is possible to penetrate into the plant-forming
    • downward — that work from below upward in the plant. We can see that
    • plant element active within us. We can see that in fact those forces
    • that we see sent upward in plant growth work in a downward direction
    • process of plant formation active within him, so that he doesn't
    • of plant formation like the one we have in the betula alba. From this
    • plant, to the betula alba, we find the opposing process in the
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    • substances. Because outer nature — the plant nature, for example —
    • from plants can restrain certain processes that are unfolding
    • about the plant world and its connection with the human being can be
    • human being. In this world outside we have plants. This morning we
    • already became aware of how plants in a certain way develop a process
    • opposite to that of plant growth. If we are able to discern the right
    • function in the growing plant, then under certain circumstances we can
    • and upward in the plant. We must conceive of the plant in such a way,
    • however, that we say: the plant is a being; it is also physical; it
    • the ego-activity, the astral activity. The same thing that the plant
    • plant, seeing how it grows in the opposite direction to which the
    • something arises in the plant element that is able to have an inner
    • out of the plant in the etheric oils. If we see the etheric oils
    • appearing in certain plants, then we can discover in a study such as
    • for example, or adding the plants themselves from which these oils are
    • forces that the plant unfolds in the etheric oils work from outside
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    • man. In that case we could never arrive at an explanation of the
    • being of man by way of purely empirical thought. An explanation is
    • it was constantly being said: ‘Explanations must be absolutely
    • explanations must be simple. The thing is to accustom ourselves to
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    • from the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. It belongs originally to
    • of the scientific theories as to how the plant produces living
    • the basis of the organisms of animal, plant and man (only in the
    • followed. Take the annual plant which grows out of the earth in
    • phenomena which you observe in the annual plant with other things —
    • surface. And the consequence is that the plant, growing out of the
    • previous year. The plant derives its dynamic force from the soil.
    • dynamic forces of warmth and light during the year when the plant
    • examine the leaves of a plant, and, still more, the petals.
    • cannot follow the processes in an annual plant if you take only the
    • the plants continue to be relished by creatures such as the grub of
    • larval stage the cockchafer passes through, devouring the plant with
    • ion prepared from the petals or leaves of plants and an extract of
    • a preparation decocted from the petals of plants. An extract
    • plants and the systems of nerves and senses and digestion in man.
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    • approach it if we hold fast to what is observable in the plant —
    • us return once more to the plant. In the root and up to the ovary and
    • seed-forming process we have that which is old in the plant,
    • what is revealed in the plant we come to the following.
    • the plant which represent in the blossom — not in the ovary and
    • make a decoction from these particular organs of the plant (thereby
    • leaves of a plant, we get the mercurial principle, as it was
    • roots of some plant on the head organisation, and hence on certain
    • the effects of substances drawn from the roots and seeds of plants on
    • and everything akin to the nature of leaves in the plant. I am
    • connection with the workings of the petal nature of plants.
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    • everything man takes into himself from the plant world, for
    • the outset that the plant-covering of our earth is passing through
    • reverse occurs in the plant. In all the peripheral organs of the
    • plant, that is to say in the development of the plant from below
    • speaking of the actual plant itself — for the seed in the ovary
    • really represents the next plant that will come into being, that
    • which is stored up for the future plant — if, as I say, we are
    • speaking of the plant, it is not a process of vitalisation that is
    • to it and is responsible for the process whereby the plant is led
    • organism when we introduce plant-substances. The plant is engaged in
    • say to ourselves: Plant-substance — it is the same with other
    • animal-substance — plant-substance is really opposed to that
    • plant. And again, indirectly, the irregularity which has appeared in
    • the plant, so that the long process it has to undergo will make the
    • affairs in the leaves of certain plants. If, for instance, we prepare
    • force that is present in the plant to the vitalising force
    • this plant thrusts apart the very thing that brings together the
    • regulated. Again, the alkaline salt content of the plant is least of
    • the plants. But there is no need to confine ourselves merely to
    • plant-remedies; synthetic remedies may also be prepared and cures
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    • Plans are made for the future; and no one sees that the same errors,
    • whole matter at a glance. This is the explanation. And we must
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    • and that in the progress of human evolution pure love should supplant
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    • that enter into plant and stone. And so there could arise in this
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    • Cosmos. Just as here on Earth we are connected with the plants, with
    • movements of the planets, and with the constellations of the fixed
    • feel united with the movements of the World of the planets. When we
    • we have in us the forces of the movements of the planets. This does
    • planetary movements; we carry within us a little picture, as it were,
    • wherein the movements of the planets are reproduced. And this picture
    • planets, as they move out there in the wide spaces of the Universe;
    • we experience it all in our astral body in a sort of planetary globe.
    • And the picture of planetary movements that you are now experiencing
    • movement that is reminiscent of the planetary movements. Then into
    • the planetary movements. Let us suppose that you have experienced a
    • the planetary movements, but with the entire Zodiac. The picture you
    • the whole Cosmos; first, with the planetary movements, and then with
    • sleep. For, as in the sphere of the planetary movements, so here
    • of the planets — at this moment we encounter also our Karma.
    • forces of the planets and of the fixed stars — tend to draw us
    • planets, and thence into the experiences of Earth, taking us
    • movements of the planets and of the constellations of the fixed
    • the growth of plants on Earth. For plants do not grow merely out of
    • desert where no plants grow. When night comes for man, he has to use
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    • sleep man experiences a reflection of the movements of the planets,
    • and the planets. For now comes the experience of the fixed stars. Man
    • goes forth, from the planetary spheres — we mean of course the
    • copy of the planetary spheres — and enters upon an experience
    • neighbourhood of stars and planets. If you are living on the Earth,
    • mineral kingdom, no plant kingdom, no animal kingdom, — a world
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    • kingdoms, mineral, plant and animal, — and we may also add to
    • find no satisfactory explanation for these phenomena. One who
    • plant kingdom, in the animal kingdom, and even in the human kingdom
    • Father God for minerals, plants and animals, and also for man in his
    • up in your hand a crystal, or any other mineral, or again a plant;
    • you will not find that in that crystal or plant any conflict is
    • plants, the animals, nor for man so long as he remained an
    • the influences of these more distant planets, — or rather, of
    • planetary forces beyond the Sun, — the Mars, Jupiter, and
    • spoken, between beings of the upper planets who have
    • and Saturn beings — and beings of the lower planets who have
  • Title: Lecture VI: Man's Life on Earth
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    • planets and the fixed stars too. It is the planets and the fixed
    • is essentially within the planetary sphere. Advancing from the
    • spheres of Moon and Saturn, feeling within himself the Planetary
    • with the Hierarchy of that constellation, meanwhile the planets are
    • the meantime, from the planetary spheres, shines up into the sphere
    • him spiritually from the planet Mars while he is working through the
    • future body, the language of the Planets, sounding into the cosmic
    • watch the planetary movements from yonder side, even from
    • time we also experience most deeply: Down yonder in the planetary
    • nearer we now come to the planetary sphere and notably to the spheres
    • single whole. In preparation for future planetary embodiments of the
    • expense of another. As in a plant the single leaf or petal feels
    • — in the weal and woe of the whole plant, so must a future come
    • for the planet Earth when one human being will not want to enjoy
  • Title: Lecture: Planetary Spheres: Lecture I
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    • our spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and our
    • to be hard and solid, that make the plants to come forth from their
    • that enter into plant and stone. And so there could arise in this
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    • our spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and our
    • and contracting. The planets which we bear within us — planets
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    • Planetary Spheres and Their Influence on Mans Life on Earth
    • our spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and our
    • Cosmos. Just as here on Earth we are connected with the plants, with
    • movements of the planets, and with the constellations of the fixed
    • feel united with the movements of the World of the planets. When we
    • we have in us the forces of the movements of the planets. This does
    • planetary movements; we carry within us a little picture, as it were,
    • wherein the movements of the planets are reproduced. And this picture
    • planets, as they move out there in the wide spaces of the Universe;
    • we experience it all in our astral body in a sort of planetary globe.
    • And the picture of planetary movements that you are now experiencing
    • movement that is reminiscent of the planetary movements. Then into
    • the planetary movements. Let us suppose that you have experienced a
    • the planetary movements, but with the entire Zodiac. The picture you
    • the whole Cosmos; first, with the planetary movements, and then with
    • sleep. For, as in the sphere of the planetary movements, so here
    • of the planets — at this moment we encounter also our Karma.
    • forces of the planets and of the fixed stars — tend to draw us
    • planets, and thence into the experiences of Earth, taking us
    • movements of the planets and of the constellations of the fixed
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    • our spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and our
    • sleep man experiences a reflection of the movements of the planets,
    • and the planets. For now comes the experience of the fixed stars. Man
    • goes forth, from the planetary spheres — we mean of course the
    • copy of the planetary spheres — and enters upon an experience
    • neighbourhood of stars and planets. If you are living on the Earth,
    • mineral kingdom, no plant kingdom, no animal kingdom, — a world
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    • Planetary Spheres and Their Influence on Mans Life on Earth
    • our spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and our
    • kingdoms, mineral, plant and animal, — and we may also add to
    • find no satisfactory explanation for these phenomena. One who
    • plant kingdom, in the animal kingdom, and even in the human kingdom
    • Father God for minerals, plants and animals, and also for man in his
    • up in your hand a crystal, or any other mineral, or again a plant;
    • you will not find that in that crystal or plant any conflict is
    • plants, the animals, nor for man so long as he remained an
    • the influences of these more distant planets, — or rather, of
    • planetary forces beyond the Sun, — the Mars, Jupiter, and
    • spoken, between beings of the upper planets who have
    • and Saturn beings — and beings of the lower planets who have
  • Title: Lecture: Planetary Spheres: Lecture VI
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    • our spiritual connections with the planetary powers, and our
    • planets and the fixed stars too. It is the planets and the fixed
    • is essentially within the planetary sphere. Advancing from the
    • spheres of Moon and Saturn, feeling within himself the Planetary
    • with the Hierarchy of that constellation, meanwhile the planets are
    • the meantime, from the planetary spheres, shines up into the sphere
    • him spiritually from the planet Mars while he is working through the
    • future body, the language of the Planets, sounding into the cosmic
    • watch the planetary movements from yonder side, even from
    • time we also experience most deeply: Down yonder in the planetary
    • nearer we now come to the planetary sphere and notably to the spheres
    • single whole. In preparation for future planetary embodiments of the
    • expense of another. As in a plant the single leaf or petal feels
    • — in the weal and woe of the whole plant, so must a future come
    • for the planet Earth when one human being will not want to enjoy
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture I: The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World
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    • the physical plane, cultivated logical thinking, and felt himself as
    • physical plane among modern human beings or whether you — the
    • would not have been able to implant in their I's what was necessary
    • Jesus on the physical plane! It was possible to dwell on earth
    • find that such events are carried out on the physical plane after
    • led humanity's descent into the physical plane appears again after
    • son of man, the human being would learn to master the physical plane.
    • souls who will be incarnated on the physical plane in the period
    • embodied here on the physical plane and those who are already in the
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture II: Spiritual Science as Preparation for a New Etheric Vision
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    • a new force and faculty as a new member within the divine plan
    • surroundings? We see the world of minerals, plants, animals, and the
    • had to limit itself to the physical plane, began with the year 3101
    • leaps. If you follow the development of a plant, you find that there
    • was attuned to the comprehension of the physical plane. God had to
    • come to human beings upon the physical plane because, through the
    • lives on the physical plane, gain the connection with the spiritual
    • of unfolding their consciousness on the physical plane and, through
    • this, conquering the physical plane. Humanity is called upon to
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    • plants. He had no power of judgment but could see the creative beings
    • place of the veil that conceals the plant world, for example, he will
    • see the divine-spiritual forces that work on and behind the plants.
    • the plant, and the mineral kingdoms; that was our error. In reality,
    • ask, for example, how we now see our planet. The earth is described
    • earth not in terms of purely mineral forces but in terms of plant, or
    • what could be called etheric, forces. The plant directs its root
    • is only secondary. The plants preceded minerals just as coal was once
    • plant life; this will soon be discovered. Plants give the planet its
    • Goethe in his plant morphology, but he was not understood. One will
    • characteristic of the plant realm. When man is able to receive the
    • growth forces of the plant kingdom, he will be released from the
    • plant forces in the same way that mineral forces are now understood.
    • the etheric earth from which the plant world springs up. They will
    • planet. The earth needs anthroposophy! Whoever realizes this is an
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IV: Mysteries of the Universe: Comets and the Moon
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    • animals and plants are concerned, only during the ancient Moon
    • corresponds to the contrast between sun and earth in our planetary
    • planetary system is the contrast between sun and earth appears within
    • a truth but to know the importance of it in the explanation of
    • physical plane. To begin with, the comet has its special influence on
    • I more and more onto the physical plane; and that precisely in our
    • hold of the depths of life, including the animal and plant life that
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture V: The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric
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    • physical plane and must be carried with one into the life between
    • plane for the most important events but outside it, just as we shall
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    • Not only could man see the mineral, plant, and animal realms, as well
    • would be absurd today to deny the existence of the mineral, plant,
    • the physical plane of that divine being to Whom we refer as the
    • Christs will appear. Those armed by the above explanations, however,
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VII: The Return of Christ
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    • dark age of Kali Yuga, Christ had to descend to the physical plane.
    • Christ incarnated on the physical plane when humanity
    • the appearance of Christ on the physical plane, but we know that
    • acquire this understanding on the physical plane.
    • events in the spiritual world. Just as the movements of the planets
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    • the physical plane. The lesser Kali Yuga, or the Dark Age, now began
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IX: The Etherization of the Blood
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    • to a higher world, the world called the astral plane. You represent
    • living beings on the astral plane. Beings of the most varied kinds
    • from your head into the astral plane, and these are the shadows that
    • place in the human being as thoughts points to the astral plane, so
    • Shadow-images of Beings of the Astral Plane
    • what is right only on the plane of intellect; he is less able to
    • accomplish anything on the moral plane, for there he is dependent
    • shadow-images of the astral plane when by day we give ourselves up to
    • summoned nature to their aid by having plants and branches of trees
    • If one drives chemical action down beneath the physical plane, into
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture X: Individual Spirit Beings and the Undivided Foundation of the World: Part 1
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    • discussions and plans. One does not reach the heart of the matter,
    • unfold his plans. You see that this is essentially one side of the
    • who no longer belong to the physical plane but have passed through
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    • this you can see that what is intended, what is planted by such
    • the actions of human beings do here on the physical plane. I
    • the impulses of the physical plane. This relates also to things that
    • explanation for the unique task of Ireland throughout the centuries.
    • made as they are determined by the impulses of the physical plane.
    • who were at that time transplanted from Asia Minor and who were to
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture XIII: The Three Realms of the Dead: Life Between Death and a New Birth
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    • pictures that come to us from the mineral and plant realms. To these
    • I say, essentially — the plant nature as nature, are excluded
    • we human beings here on earth confront the mineral or plant natures,
    • of pain or the absence of pleasure in the mineral and plant realms.
    • make impressions on the mineral realm and also on the plant realm; we
    • essentially plant nature, he thereby causes neither pleasure nor pain
    • insensitivity in the sense of our plant and animal realms is not
    • time that the person who will only find an explanation of the world
    • within the physical renounces any explanation that he does not
    • conceive of as an explanation.
    • explanation is the principle of evolution for the animal beings
    • mineral realm. In the plant realm, it is a matter of what he sows and
    • In our existence in the physical world we have the plant
    • within the plant world, except that we are not inwardly bound to the
    • plant world as the dead are to our feelings, emotions, and will
    • nothing to do with the mineral and plant realms, but they have very
    • realm above the mineral and plant realms, so across the threshold we
    • plant realms, actually that mineral realm that the animals bear
    • plant nature. I can scarcely depict this, because language has no
    • back again and again into the plant and mineral realms, because the
  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture I: Research into the Life of the Spirit During the Middle Ages
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    • the play of colour in the planet; now a desire becomes manifest to
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    • transplanted, as it were, far away from the earthly into the heights
    • He felt the inworking of the plant-world, in its blossoming, in its
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    • stones and rock coming into being, plants living and growing and
    • experience from the figures rather than any explanation or
  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture IV: The Relationship of Earthly Man to the Sun
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    • example, that in the several planets of our system are spiritual
    • Nettesheim assigns to each single planet what he calls the
    • Intelligence of the planet. This points to traditions which
    • something more than traditions. To look up to a planet in the way
    • Nettesheim. The external planet, nay, every external star was no more
    • who rule the inner existence of the star or the planet, rule also the
    • movements of the planet in the Universe, the whole activity of the
    • planetary system including the Sun. Man has not his home on Earth, he
    • from out of the mineral and plant kingdoms, and the Sun then to
    • Man should grow up out of the Earth with the purity of plant-life,
    • earthly kingdoms: mineral kingdom, plant kingdom, animal kingdom,
    • explained nowadays as something that has been long ago supplanted,
  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture V: Occult Schools in the 18th and First Half of the 19th Century
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    • be really and truly experienced. Explanation and interpretation of
    • to know how a plant is fashioned in respect of Substance. If
    • learn to know how a certain plant grows, why it has this or
    • man comes to an understanding of the plant, then he experiences its
  • Title: Rosicrucianism/Initiation: Lecture VI: The Tasks of the Michael Age
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    • there were plants or stones, the astral light reflected back to him
    • sphere or in the planetary sphere, or at the end of the Universe
    • as to the life of men or animals or plants, tending to lay stress on
    • what man discovers in the human and animal and plant kingdoms
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    • The explanation of these words, which, as has been said, how
    • In all that Earth reveals, in stone and plant, in everything that has
    • planetary neighbours of the Earth and are effective on them. And now
    • recent times; it is iron that has planted in the physical world everything
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    • there were plants or stones, the astral light reflected back to him
    • be it in the moon-sphere or in the planetary sphere, or at the end of
    • arises in the life of men or animals or plants, tending to lay stress
    • what man discovers in the human and animal and plant kingdoms
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    • classes, orders, individuals, as one does in speaking of plants,
    • who have taken part in something on the physical plane. The order of
    • gradually implanted into the reproductive system. Thus it came about
    • which man turned his mind to the physical plane of the senses and was
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    • mineral, plant, animal and human kingdoms. These laws all culminate in
    • reached. On the physical plane there is never any possibility of
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    • the spring we acquire the real Easter feeling in seeing how the plants
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    • following explanation.
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    • it said quite rightly that explanations and commentaries of poetry
    • the explanations of spiritual science will touch those depths so
    • a planet in the universe, and these stages can be compared to the
    • planetary stages or embodiments. In spiritual science, for certain
    • as a planetary pre-stage of our earth in the primordial past; an
    • cosmos is to look at the plants. They can grow only when they have
    • by an etheric body. This is not enough, however, to cause the plants
    • to a plant. Our sleeping body is like a plant, in that it has the
    • cosmic order in which the plant is caught. A plant has to wait for
    • that the human ego, which in sleep is outside the plant-like body,
    • unfolds for the body what the sun unfolds for the plant. The sun
    • pours its light over the plant; the human ego shines too, resting
    • the life of the sun; it is itself a kind of sun for the plant-like
    • cosmos alive in the planets and constellations.
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    • lecture is a kind of principle or rule for the explanation of fairy
    • then later, when the child is older, with the explanation of it. I
    • the sources of our explanation from anthroposophical wisdom; that is,
    • real nature held prisoner within them. Wherever a plant or being
    • by day that is only a plant; it is separated from my intellectual
    • outer to the more inward element in ourselves. On the physical plane
    • fairy tale can be explained in this way, but the explanation
    • something that has remained stationary on the astral plane, it always
    • features. Until the time comes when we can say more in explanation of
    • the initiates experience on the astral and higher planes. Fairy tales
    • for most people, who are inwardly entangled with the physical plane,
  • Title: Lecture: Festivals and The Mysteries. The Adonis Mystery. The Easter Thought
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    • Resurrection in Nature. He needs to see how the plants spring out of
  • Title: Lecture: Moon-birth and Sun-birth. Necessity and Freedom. Stages of the Ancient
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    • We may transplant ourselves in thought into one of the many different
    • are plenty of formal explanations, but of the substantial meaning of
    • outermost limit (as they conceived it) of the planetary system of the
    • ways in certain plants upon the Earth, and in other earthly beings and
    • plants and animals before his descent to Earth. The ancient Initiate,
    • the senses nor conceived by the intellect. These forces transplant the
    • transplants him into the physical world. At this stage the Initiate
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    • calculation of their movements if they are planets, and so forth.
    • the forms of the constellations, in the movements of the planets, in
    • accompanying planet of the Earth. It split off from the Earth and
    • namely, upon the wandering stars that belong to our planetary system.
    • Moon, look out and observe around them the stars of our planetary
    • knew that constellations, relationships and movements of the planetary
    • other planets, taking the Moon, as it were, as the point whence the
    • starting-point in bringing home the planetary system to the
    • Beings of the Planetary system. You owe to what the Moon receives from
    • planets. And the Mysteries also proclaimed the knowledge that through
    • planets of our planetary system.
    • out into the far planetary spaces, he had really been able to observe
    • all that could be revealed to him in the far spaces of the planetary
    • to the Sun, for the etheric body he must turn to the planets.
    • etheric body he belongs to the planetary system, whereas for the inner
    • directly. Thence we have the Moonlight in unison with the planetary
    • with the seeds, with the plants within the Earth, stream forth from
    • the surface of the Earth. On Earth they become plants, but they go
    • Earth bear outward through stem and leaf of plant that which is raying
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries of Ephesus The Aristotelian Categories
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    • times of the sacred festivals, we shall use them by trying to plant,
    • consciously and deliberately be planted by this Anthroposophical
    • was done. Yet on the different planes of life these things appear in
    • account that which on one plane is a dreadful wrong, for it is just
    • showed how the other planets are seen from the standpoint of the Moon.
    • According to what is there experienced in beholding the other planets,
    • truly say, nowhere have men lived with the growth of the plant life,
    • with the springing and sprouting of the Earth into the plants, as they
    • let it work upon him in the sanctuary was altogether transplanted into
    • felt: Now it has dawned upon me how I am connected with the planetary
    • constellations and in the movements of the planets is transformed as
    • What is it that meets you on the physical plane? What is there on the
  • Title: Significant Facts: Lecture I: A Convulsive Element in Humanity in the Nineteenth Century
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    • lightning and the clouds, the plants and the stones, and he explains
    • has created the plants, the animals and men; it is in their interest
    • heredity, in what has been implanted in him through the blood refined
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    • the earth planet, arose in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. Gradually,
    • no other existence than that of earth's plants, rivers, mountains and
    • of stone or plant or mountain, the ego would have no right to
    • This the ego can learn only because it is related to the planets, to
    • was seen as belonging to the heaven of the fixed stars, to the planetary
    • it he felt the elementary beings which carry the force of plant-seeds
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    • there are plants; outside, animals. When absorbed by man, substances
    • derived from stones, plants, animals, are worked over by the physical
    • overcoming of purely plant constituents, and can transform the animal
    • body we can stand upon this earth; can exist among minerals, plants
    • order to escape from earthly regions? How pass through the plant element
    • to living amid earthly plant-condensed light — pass out into far
    • dear ones, to help them find the lines, planes, forms, by means of which
    • forms, their lines and planes, that which the discarnate soul requires
    • if it is to be unimpeded by animals, plants and minerals when ready
    • soul was thought to be incapable of unfolding amid minerals, plants
    • to its spherical shape, to the formation of its planes. Its protrusion
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    • form on space; looks for the lines, planes and forms which can enable
    • on the plane, in color, and it is nonsense for him to strive for the
    • the plane was a necessity; that fact is self-evident. But it must now
    • This explanation
    • can press on to the plant world.
    • spring, when a green carpet of plants is spread over the earth, whoever
    • present, but also the ancient Sun existence when the plant world was
    • plant colors in the right way when they stimulate us to see in nature
    • an artistic living with color, which involves experiencing the plane
    • as such. If someone covers the plane with blue, we should sense a retreat,
    • of linear perspective: a sense for the plane, for the withdrawal and
    • the plane falsifies; what must be acquired is a sense for the movement
    • dimension which changes, but color. Regardless of where the plane is
    • is right here on this same plane with ourselves that the cosmic element
    • element living on the same plane as himself: a delicate, sensitive,
    • joy through blossoms, wafts gently in wind. In whatever on our own plane
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    • plants, I observe the animals, I perceive the actions of human beings.
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    • faculties, seeing the fixed stars and movements of the planets, considered
    • of the stars, by the way the planets moved past each other. In those
    • but in planetary space. He did not say: In the human organism millions
    • the moving planets. Only with his will did he feel himself on earth.
    • impulses from planetary movements.
    • awareness, man could transplant himself into the time of the beginnings
    • of the planets past the fixed-star constellations, the vowels. At that
    • singing through him. In the planets live the Muses. The epic
    • Muse lives in one particular planet. It was into this planet that Homer
    • the planets; relate the deeds of earthly heroes, Agamemnon, Achilles,
    • it is a palpable untruth; must, through what you paint on the plane
    • earthly plane.
    • but behind the plane through blue, not on but in front of the plane
    • through red, that which steps out of the plane in a spiritual way (whereas
    • the third dimension steps out of the plane only in a material way),
    • element which knows why painting is based on the plane. Spatial perspective
    • which conjures up on the plane not the pictorial, but the sculptural.
    • fixed stars and orbiting planets. By forming images of themselves on
    • earth, the fixed star constellations and planetary movements made it
    • the gods can take this changed thing and implant it into the configuration
  • Title: Arts and Their Mission: Lecture VI
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    • them, not earthly names, but names connecting them with the planets.
    • to true painting in that, when used on a plane surface, they have a
    • fluid colors. When a painter puts fluid colors upon a plane, color —
    • on the plane out of this element. For to understand color is to understand
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    • academic explanations,
    • deadening thoughts. Explanations being unavoidable, I tried to make
    • enveloping sheath such as man, unlike plants and animals, never receives
    • artistic. The planes, the lines: why are they there? Because the soul
    • with our planet in a horizontal circling, this participation in cosmic
    • upper head; planetary circling in the mobile gaze of the eye, and in
    • planetary movement; in mouth and chin, a resting within oneself.
    • look at the greenness of plants. We cannot consider this color a subjective
    • physicist does, for if we do so we lose the plant. These are abstractions.
    • In truth we cannot imagine the plants in a living way without the green.
    • The plant produces the green out of itself. But how? Embedded in it
    • are dead earth-substances thoroughly enlivened. In the plant are iron,
    • minerals. But in the plant they are woven through and through with life.
    • thereby the plant image, we recognize green as the dead image of life.
    • itself, but its image. In other words, we perceive plants through the
    • in plants.
    • one cannot remain in three-dimensional space, one must adopt the plane
    • surface; solve the riddle of space on the plane; lose the space
    • sun-implanted blood system upon the earth-given nervous system. The
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    • the life of the plant world. Though it has its origin in the plant's
    • contours on the plane, only to let them radiate. Red shines toward us,
    • of painting. The plane surface is a vital part of the painter's media.
    • is true of color. The painter feels the plane surface only if the third
    • two-dimensional plane express what manifests etherically in space).
    • other tones, which is to say according to its planal dimension, but
    • wish to understand phantasy, study the living force in plant forms,
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    • implanted tendency in the early years will then remain through the
    • being and human life. What kind of school plan you make is neither
    • behind, for instance. Some walk by planting the whole foot on the
    • physical body that he was very firmly planted in life in his former
    • forget that a plan of teaching has previously been drawn up. In the
    • the plan of work. This is the feeling I have when I go into the
    • around the child, plants, animals and even stones, in such a way that
    • most inventive ways and speak of all the plants and animals as though
    • on this because if you go into definitions and explanations it can
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    • How to teach about plants and animals (seven to fourteen). Plants must
    • plant belongs to the earth. This is the true picture and gives the
    • yesterday how we speak of animals and plants, for instance, as though
    • the plant and animal kingdoms. Other subjects I shall speak of later.
    • about the plant and animal kingdoms which one can use in teaching.
    • They are good for instructing grown up people about plants and
    • put single plants in front of the child and demonstrate different
    • plant by itself is not a reality. If you pull out a hair and examine
    • the fields and pull up plants, it is as though you had torn out the
    • hair of the earth. For the plants belong to the earth just in the
    • just as foolish to take a botanical tin and bring home plants to be
    • have a plant (see drawing) but this alone is not the plant, for there
    • a very long way. There are some plants which send out little roots a
    • containing the plant belongs to a much greater area of soil around
    • plant growth. Something else is living besides the actual plant; this
    • the plant; the earth lives with the plant.
    • some plants which blossom in the spring, about May or June, and bear
    • which belongs to them. But there are other plants which take the
    • is actually a tree? A tree is a colony of many plants. And it does
    • itself but which has many plants growing on it, or a tree trunk where
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    • sides. So that if I am planting potatoes and put them at the same
    • distance from each other everywhere, I shall plant the same number of
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    • through our teaching of plant and animal life. You can treat these
    • bare they become and the fewer plants there are. So we come to speak
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    • for the other children. Plan of such teaching described, of which the
    • which you already have to do with the abstract method of explanation
    • — stones, plants and so on — here in the Religion lessons
    • neither something which is steeped in abstract, dilettante plans of
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    • sick human being?” The most usual definition or explanation of
    • diseases, that even plants may become diseased, and that morbid states
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    • There have been intricate mechanical analogies, in explanation of the
    • noted! — but no one has begun to doubt the mechanical explanation, or
    • the psychological plane; and it is not yet sufficiently pronounced to
    • the disease on the functional plane in the etheric body, as we have
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    • “circuit,” and if the explanation of any condition — such as hysteria
    • obvious explanation. But an insight into the nature of man forbids us
    • observe in plants and lower forms of animals, passing on from these to
    • tree, Robina pseudacacia. If the leaves of this plant are cut off
    • activity on the part of something inherent in the whole plant;
    • which manifests itself if we prevent the plant from using its normally
    • conspicuously present in the simple growing plant. For instance, if a
    • For instance, this has been observed: A plant has grown on the slope
    • plants with transformed stems, whose leaves have atrophied.
    • Such facts point to inherent formative forces in the plant itself
    • — by means of a plant product or some other substance used as a
    • In a way, just as we can conceive of a sort of evolution from plant
    • of another evolution, from organisms, in this case, plants, to the
    • were, with our evolutionary sequence ascending from plant through
    • should come to perceive, in passing downwards from plant to mineral,
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    • to the events of external nature, especially in the plant world.
    • consider only plants to begin with) there is in the flora a tendency
    • vegetation. Inasmuch as we are surrounded with plants, we are
    • it were, out of our own forces, the process of plant formation, and at
    • urge of our upper organism. We cancel the plant formation by opposing
    • develop in ourselves the process directly opposite to plant formation.
    • in the vegetable world, but we live in the cancelation of the plant
    • lower sphere forces which cannot cope with the process of plant
    • of the plants as their stems and leaves and blossoms.
    • process of plant formation is held up in man, how this process is so
    • something that attacks the process of plant formation. Let us consider
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    • latest attribute of special importance in the evolution of our planet,
    • to consider the planetary process as a merely mechanical deposit of
    • antipathy is not justifiable. As we shall see, purely plant remedies
    • different epoch from man — viz., plant life.
    • the character of the plant represents the opposite of the activity
    • proper to the human organism. But in the plant itself we can clearly
    • indicates the contrast between the plant nature and Man (the animal
    • contains something of great significance and value. The plant sinks
    • containing a plant, with its root sent upwards and its blossom opening
    • downwards in the reproductive organs. For in a special way the plant
    • remarkable difference in Man and animal in that the plant hidden in
    • of the growing plants, while Man has completely turned round and has
    • executed a semicircle of 180 degrees when compared with the plant.
    • differently in plant, animal or man — can be observed and studied
    • fashion, by wandering on the Earth's surface to contemplate one plant
    • of two or three separate names, and then list the plant in a system of
    • this difference, that hairs resemble each other closely whereas plants
    • single plant as an independent organism than you can so regard the
    • single hair. The cause of the variety among plants is simply this; the
    • gives a different organisation to the plants. But there is a certain
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    • Let us first consider the formative process of plants as such, in its
    • the opposite process to that of plant formation is active in a
    • formative process of plants As is apparent, there are two distinct and
    • in the trunk, just as herbs and plants of lower types are rooted in
    • the earth. There is this tendency of the plant towards the earth; but
    • on the other hand, the plant has an impulse upwards, away from the
    • earth. The plant strives to escape from the earth, not merely
    • same forces utilised by the plant to initiate the formation of flower
    • functional reversal of the plant process in man. They are utilised
    • complementary relationship of man and the plant, we find special
    • Observe the growth of the plant as it rises upwards out of the earth.
    • cannot be explained by internal forces of tension in the plant. No;
    • trace themselves in the sequence of formative processes in the plant.
    • For what the stars do is faithfully copied by the plant.
    • upward impulse in plants, that depends upon the sun. The stars
    • possession, so to speak, and the plant would be drawn upwards into the
    • some degree by that of the outer planets, in their spiral courses. For
    • planets as a matter of fact, do not move in an ellipse; their orbits
    • re-examined and superseded by another. The so-called outer planets are
    • attached to our system. They are guests, invited to our planetary
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    • The dominant influences in youth are those of the outer planets,
    • Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, and in later life the inner planets, Venus,
    • outer planets, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars; and those of the inner
    • planets, Venus, Mercury and the Moon. These latter forces, as a matter
    • influence of the inner planets, we must look for their counter-image
    • planets must be ascribed effects in the realm of soul and spirit.
    • for the inner planets, which lie beyond the moon.
    • of these forces, upsets their ground-plan and conception, and even
    • drop of matter, i.e., to a cell, but as prevented by the planetary
    • working of planetary forces in the earth's substances. Were it not for
    • the planet Mercury, every drop of quicksilver would be a living thing.
    • than any other to receive the proper influence of the planet Mercury.
    • and of the minerals and metals contained in plants or animals. We can
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    • this earthly sphere, in the planetary and astral regions, in the
    • — then we can say that the plants refer us
    • closely united in in the plant-world, so must we surmise a certain
    • blossoms shows the interaction of the plant-etheric with the astral
    • relationship between the plant-life of the earth and the astral
    • internal quality of plants by taste than by smell. Call some intuition
    • solidification of matter in plants, and all that is revealed in the
    • contents of the plant. The essential nature of the plant defends
    • of the plants to be fragrant. So you really cannot doubt that taste is
    • Now compare smell and taste. As you react to the plant-world through
    • the plant-world). Both these sense activities occur within the
    • aromatic qualities of plants, through which, in a certain sense, they
    • some of the plant existence in the aroma. The phantoms of the the
    • plants are still bound up with the aroma. What actually happens when
    • the plant pours its fragrant phantoms into the air, frustrating the
    • combustion proper, with the aromatisation of plants. They are two
    • Let us now see what is in plants that produces flavour. It is more
    • below solidification in plants, i.e. to salification, which is a
    • In plants, therefore, we find a strange metamorphosis. The
    • But if saline substance is deposited in the tissues of the plant
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    • beyond this region, lie the formative processes in the plant and
    • relation of the processes in plant and mineral to what lies behind
    • plant organs which grip the earth; the roots. Again all the substances
    • derived from the ashes of plants, are closely related to the siliceous
    • transformed by such plants as are rich in silicates, either by
    • directly using the plant substance or through a further preparation of
    • it. In all plants rich in silicates, careful investigation should be
    • straight from the plants.
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    • produced? We shall find with this particular plant, that this effect
    • The study of certain plants which act preferably upon the middle
    • Study, for instance, a plant which is in this respect an instructor in
    • the realm of nature; Cichorium intybus, the chicory. From this plant
    • substance extracted from the plant, which so strongly affects our
    • as a plant substance, has affinity to those substances in man which
    • can watch in this plant how the working forces diverge. The forces
    • Another plant full of interest in this direction is Equisetum arvense
    • find they are due to the silicon content of the plant. And these two
    • everywhere, that all substances which keep close to the plant nature,
    • Another superbly efficacious plant, simple and humble but infinitely
    • the plant's effects. But it would be well to test the plant on persons
    • example. Study the rather extensive field of action of such plants as
    • effective in both directions. A plant of this description is Melissa
    • following the process occurring in the plant through its resemblance
    • reservation: the plant is really akin to a part only of the nature of
    • certain degree of fanaticism) to plant remedies alone, to bear this in
    • that seeking the relationships to the plants alone is simply
    • instructive significance, and not least because if plants heal us,
    • they do so, not only through their essential nature as plants, but
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    • plants; in like manner we have now to examine the attributes of this
    • it springs up, there it is generated, there it grows as plants grow in
    • cosmic source of power operates on the whole of plant life as well as
    • Mercury (the planet) which develops the mercurial process. It is of
    • plan before us,
    • a materialistic theory. People are used to shift the explanation of
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    • man, and what appears as the same substance in the organism of plants?
    • I need only mention this fact: The carbon content of plants — for
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    • of mistletoe (viscum) develop on the soil of other plants. But this is
    • the parasitism of such plants as mistletoe is the essential point. But
    • plants, its blossoms have been formed before the trees which are its
    • is a kind of winter blooming plant, protecting itself under the
    • mistletoe attaches itself to other plants in order to grow and thrive
    • whole. This plant, for instance, will not thrive in the normal course
    • fruit in combining it with other forces of the mistletoe plant, in
    • order to arrive at a remedy. The peculiar “madness” of this plant is
    • birds from one tree to another. The plant would become extinct were it
    • at also by the metallic ingredients of other plants. But the
    • plants which share the mad “aristocraticism” of mistletoe without
    • to make similar experiences when testing such plants. This is bound to be so.
    • Examine and test winter flowering plants with reference to their contrariety,
    • plants which flower “out of season” to have effects similar to that
    • In choosing plants for therapeutic purposes, it is necessary to bear
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    • considerable in such circumstances — and a black-henbane plant is
    • and dies in the most violent paroxysms. If the plant is near at hand,
    • much planetary life: yes, extra-telluric planetary life the garden
    • of kinship and sharing of planetary experience; but has removed its
    • spider, the internal planetary forces begin to stir. These planetary
    • bird has recourse to the appropriate medicinal plant, which has become
    • similar to the terrestrial sphere, as contrasted with the planetary in
    • planetary influence but stores up as a poison. The bird seeks help
    • animals and plants. Their observation will help to cure us of another
    • mineral and plant-bearing earth to produce ethereal oils; or oils in
    • But the process of plant formation is not a process which can be
    • the plant in very truth contains both the physical and etheric bodies
    • nature, a cosmic-astral principle. We might express it thus: the plant
    • with the formative plant process, but where the atmosphere meets earth
    • carried to its end, a process which the plant grows towards but fails
    • the flowering plant world and which forms a circle around the earth
    • interior; and the organs which the animal possesses and the plant
    • effect that is exercised from without towards the plant.
    • does not only go through the interaction between the plant and the
    • all that solidifies in the planetary realm. We share but seldom in
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    • of health and sickness. It is inadvisable to take such explanations on
    • is generally supposed. Much is contained in plants of the most
    • present in plants, even when fluorine itself is not chemically
    • chestnut and some other plants, is also contained in chlorophyll,
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    • Consider the stratum of plant life that covers the earth's soil, i.e.
    • in continuous operation, and as essential to the growth of plants as
    • interaction between the forces passing into the plant from the earth,
    • and those acting on the plant from the cosmos outside the earth. What
    • and take full possession of the plant, and should the planets not
    • ensure that these forces can withdraw again, then the plant in its
    • plant, is counteracted and balanced by the opposite tendency towards
    • suppression of the plant-nature in mineralisation.
    • I would thus emphasise the essential nature of plants: it holds the
    • work upwards into the plant, passing from the earth to the plant's
    • If the earth's saline action on plants became excessive,
    • the plants would become too mineral. And the result is that the etheric
    • plant inserted into the lung, that grows out of the lung so to speak
    • as the physical plant springs from the soil becomes the cause of
    • pulmonary sclerosis. Thus we find that the trend of the plant towards
    • minute forms of life between animal and plant. We need not trouble to
    • little plant-animals, of microscopic forms of life, which can be
    • Just the same processes as work on the life of plants — in the
    • lower organisms of the type intermediate between animal and plant. So
    • but the solar action — through the outer planets, Mars, Jupiter and
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    • Speaking in terms of the planets, it is the co-operation of Mercury,
    • the earth, the same force is exerted from our planet itself, as is
    • exerted by these three planetary bodies upon the earth.
    • to the direct telluric forces. Plants are able to defend themselves
    • frequent type of plant structure, of which most edible plants are
    • power for the formation of the plant itself. If, however, the plant
    • fructification and seed-formation ensue; and thus the plant becomes
    • plant shows an urge to perceive. But the plant has no specialised
    • structures for that purpose: it remains a plant, and yet it has the
    • animal body but the body of a plant. And so the plant becomes a deadly
    • That plant has already in its roots the force culminating in the
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    • science of today. This would require even more time for explanation
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    • natural to the kleptomaniac himself. We must transplant ourselves
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    • fits and other symptoms. Root, leaf and flower of plant affect
    • the child is in this condition? The explanation is given to us in the
    • plants. And we must not omit to note a trait that is strikingly
    • have before you the plant.
    • plant have its field of activity? In the head organisation;
    • these upper parts of the plant. On the other hand, the boy's astral
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    • perceived everything. Here is another, where you can see how he plans
    • development. And now you have the explanation of the fact that the
    • the embryo condition which, like an overgrown plant, spreads itself
    • grand opportunity to make a full and thorough explanation of how
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    • physical plane to develop a sense for any moral judgement other than:
    • found in the flowers of certain plants. Nectar has the effect of
    • when one has a plan of this kind on hand, to decide on a suitable
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    • things which will bring this about. An excellent plan will be to give
    • the algae we have plants that have neither strongly developed root
    • applies also to mushrooms — are plants that are, as it were,
    • kinds of plants have in addition this characteristic in common, that
    • Consequently, when these plants are introduced into the rhythmic
    • mushroom type of plant. The algae, which come nearer to the ordinary
    • plant, are to be used when the physical body and etheric body refuse
    • and that a great many plans have suffered shipwreck just because the
    • planets that move more quickly, but from the constellations of the
    • planets that take a long time to revolve, such as Saturn and Uranus.
    • The explanations and advice given by Rudolf Steiner on the occasion
    • strongest influences. All parasitic plants draw in astrality. By
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    • Vreede) Did you notice that among the outer planets, Uranus and
    • among the planets, who attached themselves at a later time to our
    • planetary system. In Uranus and Neptune therefore we shall expect to
    • find planetary influences which, under normal conditions, exert no
    • best plan will be to ask and consider together quite practical
    • has been transplanted into the Roman stream. You should study that
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    • plant. Goethe's interest in malformation in plants, the study of
    • which can lead to observation of archetypal plant. Spirituality lives
    • only etheric and physical content. Plant becomes more spiritual in
    • ascending from root to flower. Man is plant reversed. Mother's milk
    • related to blossom in plants. Making a map of illness. Old belief
    • study of the growth and nature of the plant. (And, as we saw,
    • malformations that can occur in plants; and the passages where
    • writings. He describes, for example, how some organ in a plant, which
    • itself into the plant in an abnormal manner, sometimes even going so
    • in quite another part of the plant. In the very fact that the plant
    • of the archetypal plant. For he knows that the idea which lies hidden
    • behind the plant manifests quite particularly in these malformations;
    • range of plants — if we were to observe first how the root can
    • of the archetypal plant.
    • in the external world, and of how the plant, as it ascends from root
    • least spiritually of all; in comparison with the rest of the plant,
    • in a kind of longing, to the astral. In a word, the plant
    • The truth is that the root of the plant has grown into the soil in
    • of the plant that in man has to do with digestion, with nourishment.
    • The upper part of the plant contains the spirituality that we long
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    • plants springing up out of the Earth and tell ourselves that
    • But if we want to explain the nature of plants we must explain
    • perceived that our own life and also the life of the plants is
    • explanation of our real human nature by any other means; and if
    • outside in Nature, say at a plant; we shall know that in a
    • particular plant there are anabolic — building-up —
    • certain plants there are always anabolic properties and that
    • excessive. We turn to the plants, and we find in the common
    • case we must have recourse to the lower type of plants, let us
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    • plant-kingdom in the spring; for the plants, as well as human
    • Nature in the outer world — the mineral, plant and animal
    • the kidneys. If we seek for it in the surrounding plant world,
    • we come upon the plant equisetum
    • “horse-tail.” The peculiar feature of this plant is that it
    • plant) — is contained in
    • fact that what is normal to one system transplants itself into
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    • which man possesses in common with the plants. We must also
    • principle, how this can be done in respect of the plants.
    • plant-remedies, I mentioned equisetum
    • plant that it works in such and such a way on this or that
    • a plant — growing here or there in Nature — is not
    • a sprouting and growing plant before us — a plant that
    • them. If, then, we administer a substance from this plant to
    • leave the plant growing all through the Summer and pluck it
    • when Autumn is drawing near, then we have a plant which is on
    • let us imagine that we are looking for plant-remedies.
    • influence on certain forms of dyspepsia. If we gather the plant
    • been dug up in the Autumn when the plant as a whole is
    • particular plant is a remedy for this or that ailment; we must
    • also know when the plant must be gathered if it is to
    • if we are to apply effective plant-remedies and develop a
    • preparations that it is not the same to gather the plants in
    • find such a remnant in plants that are parasitic — such
    • plant of another character — because the
    • forces of the plants — which we eat without harm —
    • working of the forces and substances of those plants which we
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    • the vegetable kingdom. We look at the plants springing up out
    • explain the nature of plants we must explain their growth and
    • perceived that our own life and also the life of the plants is
    • is impossible to gain any explanation of our real human nature
    • Nature, say at a plant; we shall know that in a particular
    • plant there are anabolic — building-up —
    • certain plants there are always anabolic properties and that
    • excessive. We turn to the plants, and we find in the common
    • we must have recourse to the lower type of plants, let us say
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    • we behold the growing and blossoming plant-kingdom in the
    • spring; for the plants, as well as human beings, have an ether,
    • mineral, plant and animal kingdoms — from which we have
    • surrounding plant world, we come upon the plant Equisetum
    • peculiar feature of this plant is that it contains a great deal
    • that carbon — (though it is contained in every plant)
    • transplants itself into another. And only by perceiving the
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    • nourishment and which man possesses in common with the plants.
    • how this can be done in respect of the plants. To-day I have
    • lecture, in indicating how we arrive at plant-remedies, I
    • every plant that it works in such and such a way on this or
    • that a plant — growing here or there in Nature — is
    • have a sprouting and growing plant before us — a plant
    • plant to the organism we shall be able to produce an especially
    • however, we leave the plant growing all through the Summer and
    • pluck it when Autumn is drawing near, then we have a plant
    • imagine that we are looking for plant-remedies. Gentians
    • forms of dyspepsia. If we gather the plant in the Spring and
    • been dug up in the Autumn when the plant as a whole is
    • particular plant is a remedy for this or that ailment; we must
    • also know when the plant must be gathered if it is to act as a
    • are to apply effective plant-remedies and develop a rational
    • it is not the same to gather the plants in the Autumn as to
    • periods of evolution. We find such a remnant in plants that are
    • had to take root upon a plant of another character —
    • budding and sprouting forces of the plants — which we eat
    • those plants which we cannot eat because they are harmful but
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    • gravity. But in the case of plants we recognise their outer form as
    • scale of organic life than the plants. The plant has its etheric body;
    • grow continuously like the plant, he could not have a soul. The
    • and plants, so one must distinguish quite definitely between the
    • Again, if we take the vegetable kingdom, plants do not only possess a
    • etheric body. Suppose we administer some plant substance, either by
    • mouth or by injection, what is in the plant works as a rule solely
    • by the Ego, the plant by the astral body, the animal by the etheric
    • from the plant kingdom, or one must restrain the etheric body, and in
    • admitted that the remedy has really been discovered in the plant
    • of a parasitic plant — the mistletoe (which has been used in
    • mistletoe appears; and now there occurs through this plant, which has
    • insight into the way in which the etheric body of the plant acts upon
    • that the spiritual element in the plant, which in this case is drawn
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    • gravity. But in the case of plants we recognise their outer form as
    • scale of organic life than the plants. The plant has its etheric body;
    • grow continuously like the plant, he could not have a soul. The
    • and plants, so one must distinguish quite definitely between the
    • Again, if we take the vegetable kingdom, plants do not only possess a
    • etheric body. Suppose we administer some plant substance, either by
    • mouth or by injection, what is in the plant works as a rule solely
    • by the Ego, the plant by the astral body, the animal by the etheric
    • from the plant kingdom, or one must restrain the etheric body, and in
    • admitted that the remedy has really been discovered in the plant
    • of a parasitic plant — the mistletoe (which has been used in
    • mistletoe appears; and now there occurs through this plant, which has
    • insight into the way in which the etheric body of the plant acts upon
    • that the spiritual element in the plant, which in this case is drawn
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    • expected of it in the course of evolution, but planted the
    • bourgeois philistrosity: — At the time when the plans
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture I: The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
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    • beings to the physical plane, to make inventions, manufacture
    • through these explanations. At his reincarnation, the student
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture II: Christianity in Human Evolution: Leading Individualities and Avatar Beings
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    • plane of soul-spiritual development, one that will be reached
    • other human beings but stand on a higher plane, there are
    • from the physical plane. We need only look at the early
    • was the documents and the impressions of the physical plane
    • documents of the physical plane because they were too far
    • the Christ existed on the astral plane and that He was the
    • the physical plane, followed by the etheric element being
    • centuries the school implanted into humanity the capacity to
    • entirely on the physical plane; then in the following
    • planetary spirit. And because flour is the most precious
    • Christ, and the sap flowing through plants and vines became
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    • from one planet to another as well as in the spiritual world
    • corresponded to the names of the planets, but they were
    • planetary system and to exercise supreme authority over the
    • forces of nature, for example the seed forces of plants; they
    • eyes to plants and everything else around us that contains
    • perish, but is preserved and transplanted on the spiritual
    • be implanted only into his own descendants whereas the copies
    • could be implanted into all human beings of the most diverse
    • etheric bodies of Jesus of Nazareth could be implanted in
    • depended on what happened on the physical plane. In this era
    • everything that lives on the physical plane. The Apostles
    • words, the stress was put on anything on the physical plane
    • on the physical plane from one decade and from one century to
    • plane, then through etheric bodies, and then through astral
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    • fossil plants — coal — for trade and industry, so
    • the divine plan, human beings were not supposed to perceive
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    • them was Augustine, who descended to the physical plane for a
    • into his own. The implantation of any principle into the
    • explanations. Scholasticism, which is not much appreciated
    • others will grow on the mighty plant of Christianity, one
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture VI: On the Occasion of the Dedication of the Francis of Assisi Branch
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    • joyful and satisfying hope that the small seedling planted
    • sprouting plants. The leading creators of this technology can
    • physical plane on earth. PostAtlantean peoples were confined
    • plane. And thus, the sensational invention of the Atlantean
    • the physical plane.
    • the physical plane and how they brought about all kinds of
    • the physical plane could be developed.
    • But since people today are placed on the physical plane,
    • physical plane only, so the air ship that will lead human
    • realms of the physical plane will be conquered, and this will
    • identical images. Just as the seed of a plant, once buried in
    • this world, but human beings on this plane are also subjected
    • of the trees, forests, and sprouting plants of this sunny
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    • originally planted in the ground. This process also takes
    • physical plane and became a believer only through an occult
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    • grows for us out of karma — this plan of destiny
    • widens and implants in us that way of thinking that is the
    • the following explanation: “You must work in the outer
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    • capacities and certain planets, that is, certain mystical
    • occult capacities were connected with special planets.
    • earth, and they are in each case tied to different planets
    • seven oracles, which were named after the seven planets in
    • This is no disgrace since on the physical plane one cannot
    • Buddha on the physical plane. During the Atlantean age, he
    • now the planetary spirit of the earth since the event of
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    • effects of the Sun and the Moon on plant-life. Elemental beings and
    • properties of plants. Man's consciousness and disposition of soul were
    • Earth-planet. No world-conception which has had any influence upon
    • as the being of a plant is finally revealed to the senses in the
    • feeling as the flower grows out of the plant. Over against this clear
    • Take the grain of wheat or rye. It must be planted within the Earth at
    • planted at an inappropriate moment. Anyone who has exact knowledge of
    • is planted a few days earlier or later. There are other things of this
    • the circles would have appeared like the ground-plan of the Goetheanum
    • processes of plant-growth and vegetation quite differently from the
    • on plants was revealed to him; he could see that a particular kind of
    • plant-life flourishes at a particular time when the sun is active in a
    • growth, with an upward tendency, and so he knew that if a plant as it
    • can be seen in the growth of the plant out of its root and also in
    • plant; he observed in a more living way what, later on, Goethe
    • reflected sun-forces in everything that gives the plant its
    • of the Earth; to him, plant-growth and the being of the animal were
    • mediated through the activity of the Earth, the growth of the plant,
    • small activities of the plant raise dot a gigantic power. Just as he
    • had spoken of the elemental beings in the root of the plant, he could
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    • seen hovering around the plants. The activities of gigantic elemental
    • around the plants, or of gigantic spiritual beings active in wind and
    • united with plant, root, leaf and flower, with thunder and with
    • knit together with the spiritual, but now we are transplanted into the
    • their people in olden days; they made them see that plants are not
    • does not say to himself: Here I have a plant which has a root which
    • I look into the lower part of a plant, I see in it an elemental
    • further up the plant, I see how that quality is gradually overcome and
    • how the plant strives to create alternatively a contraction and
    • the plant is reflected in the darkness, which is however spiritual
    • Jacob Boehme possessed this atavistic power when he looked a the plant and saw the quality of salt below, the mercurial in the middle and the phosphoric above. Thus we can see in the spirit of a man such as Boehme, who was a natural Sun-Initiate, a capacity belonging to an earlier period of civilization, that primal civilization before there was any reading or writing. You completely misunderstand him if you read works such as the Mysterium Magnum, the De Signatura Rerum or the Aurora and do not see that in this stammering presentation there is something quite similar to what I described in relation to the Druids. Boehme was not initiated in an external sense, but his Sun-Initiation rises within him like a repetition of an earlier earthly existence. We can trace this into the very details of his biography.
    • of the outermost planet of our solar system. Modern astronomy does not
    • the opposite direction to the satellites of other planets,) but since
    • and other planets. In reality one must say that, for a living,
    • concrete grasp of the planetary system, Saturn is the outer-most
    • planet. Now just as a man can be under the influence of the
    • The activity of Saturn, as it rays into the planetary system and thus
    • were, the memory, the recollection, of our planetary system, and if
    • is. Saturn is in a sense the memory of our planetary system;
    • work particularly on the head and implant in the human being a passing
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    • in a certain very early condition of our planet, Sun, Moon, Earth
    • (indeed the other planets too, only this will not concern us today)
    • as they ray forth in the plants from the depths of the Earth, as they
    • elemental beings living in the plants, in the stones, in all things.
    • plants and so forth, were enclosed in certain bounds. But they were
    • he looked into the root-nature of a plant beneath the soil, where the
    • loosened root-forces of the plants which lived within the frost, as it
    • contained in certain seasons — with the pollen of the plants, and
    • the plants, when this grows to giant size, it becomes the
    • plant kingdom. Then they observed what happened to the plants when
    • fire-giants, if loosed and set free, would do to the plants. At length
    • they came to the point of taking the plants themselves, and imitating
    • influence of the giants. They subjected the plants to a certain
    • applied to the Sun-nature which lived in the plants and which they
    • plants of civilization only the Sun and Moon qualities, and if,
    • so well and which in plants and other products of Nature he treated
    • plants into medicaments. He knew that in so doing he did something for
    • taken away from Loki in order to transform this or that plant by a
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    • physical plane, but also shows us how they are preparing their next
    • lives on that plane, while living as souls in the spiritual world
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    • brings forth the plants, the animals and the physical being of man out
    • consider only the plant covering of the Earth — completely
    • conditions, to the budding of plants, to the appearance of animal
    • work for example in vegetation, those forces which push the plants out
    • fall, letting the green plants fade and finally paralyzing plant
    • idea if we notice the plant-growth during the course of the year. We
    • of the Moon in relation to the planets and fixed stars.
    • Earth, which has filled herself with springing and sprouting plants,
    • springing and sprouting plants, in the gleaming, unfolding colors of
    • has been implanted into earth existence in order to bring
    • thought which has been implanted into human evolution, in the way
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    • Moon forces, how at this time she permeates especially the plants with
    • healing forces, how at this time she makes the plant world, and to a
    • oncoming of spring, when the plant world starts to grow, something
    • sprouting, springing, blossoming plants and flowers.
    • fading, ripening plants, with the dying Earth, by finding the right
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    • relationships also between the growth or non-growth in plants or
    • accomplished by all of today's organizations and plans for reform;
    • the autumn; if he could perceive how the animal and plant life
    • winter; how the plant leaves get their autumn coloring; how all Nature
    • leaves, the withering foliage, the drying and shriveling of the plant
    • The sprouting plant in the spring has the spiritual within its
    • have essentially a unity. The withering plant lets the leaf fall, and
    • or trinity prevails in plants! Order after order is discovered,
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    • example, the sprouting, burgeoning plant-life and plant-nature in
    • plant world; felt deeply also the changes the animal world lived
    • certain way as being alongside the weaving and being of the plants and
    • consciousness by means of which they perceive very clearly the plant
    • people indeed lived with the plant life; but their dream consciousness
    • reaches on the one side to the plant life [see drawing], which
    • plant-like to the mineral, and thereby at a certain time of year
    • these take on something of the plant nature. Just consider what kind
    • goes on in the plant world. Let us suppose that this is the Earth, and
    • everywhere plants are coming out of the Earth.
    • there in the plant, of what lives in the plant. They had in the spring
    • Such living participation in the plant world no longer exists in our
    • to plant nature (shaded in drawing). And when air and warmth
    • became thus plant-like, the consciousness of those people was
    • greening of the Earth today — they felt something plant-like
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    • impulses which were implanted in man as Enlightenment (see
    • man perceives about him in the woods, in the trees, in the plants, he
  • Title: Lecture I: The Balance in the World and Man, Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • physical plane, he comes into contact with the Sphinx-nature. At this
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    • plane projects out here from the blackboard along this line.
    • We, my dear friends, are ourselves actually in this plane. We are not
    • in space, we are only in this surface, this plane. We are not beings
    • they are alike; but man is also a surface being, man is a plane. It is
    • in the plane, not in the spatial organism at all.
    • comes only as far as the plane which can be drawn through the spinal
    • column, and Lucifer as far as the plane which can be drawn through the
    • breast bone, where the ribs end and meet. In between these two planes
    • at a certain plane in man his influence is held in check. You will
    • find the plane by taking the skeleton and removing from it the skull.
    • two planes lies our own field of action.
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    • an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part
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    • Or roll the planets thro' the boundless
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    • an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part
    • through its intensive force, the two-dimensional plane still gives
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  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VI: Speech-Formation and Poetic Form
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    • an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part
    • differently coloured heaven arches over us, and the plants struggle
    • plane of speech, as it were, in the metre, and how he tried to
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    • an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part
    • today to give theoretical explanations, but to make known what
    • body what should be experienced on a quite different plane. The
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VII: The Uttering of Syllables and the Speaking of Words
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    • an explanatory note by Marie Steiner. These seven lectures are part
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture VIII: The Interaction of Breathing and Blood-Circulation
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    • the middle of the plank;
  • Title: Poetry/Speech: Lecture IX: The Alliteration and Terminal Rhyme
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  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture I: Jesuit and Rosicrucian Training
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    • mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, belongs as much to ourselves as
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture II: Rosicrucian Training and Anthroposophical Training
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    • From explanations
    • without further explanation be equated with what may be called the
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture III: Sources of Knowledge of Christ, Lord of Karma
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    • physical plane in Palestine, at the beginning of our era, an event
    • event for all time which takes place on the physical plane. It is
    • super-sensible event. Just as on the physical plane, at the beginning
    • the physical plane, in such a way that men will develop towards it
    • evolution of Christianity on the physical plane, let us now ask
    • the physical plane in order to let their transaction play itself out
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IV: Experiencing the Christ Impulse, Jerome and the Gospel of St. Matthew
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    • that since he is occultly prepared, he must provide an explanation,
    • a certain explanation of the foundations of the Gospels should be
    • has happened as regarding the explanation of the Gospels. You will
    • What, then, has been done towards reaching an explanation of the
    • Mysteries had, in the Christ-Event, occurred on the plane of history
    • explanations of the Gospels given here, you will have noticed that
    • by those who can themselves read spiritually. Only when explanatory
    • plane — to betray with his mouth anything of the higher
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture V: Redemption of the Physical Body
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    • the earlier embodiments of our planet; we must study the Saturn, Sun,
    • have before us the very remarkable fact that through three planetary
    • its own form on the physical plane, was a peculiar privilege of the
    • human form as it stood there before him on the physical plane, and
    • gives to man this beautiful form on the physical plane is taken away
    • this question in the light of the explanations you have heard today,
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    • on the physical plane. The sculptor can bring no statue into
    • would not be visible on the physical plane; an etheric body which as
    • ourselves: Every person who stands before us on the physical plane
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    • planetary embodiments were followed by the fourth, our
    • Earth-existence, the fourth of the planetary conditions which were
    • planetary evolutions so that it should become the physical body on
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    • takes for his nutrition from the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms.
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    • distinguish between the path of the physical plane and the path of
    • plane; the other is a mere feeling or a mere thought.’ Or
    • extinguished on the astral plane, and darkness follows; or how
    • individual planets, has led finally to the universe being regarded as
    • earth is a planet like others, can one still believe that Christ came
    • to us from another planet? Why should we believe that the earth is so
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture X: The Esoteric Path to Christ
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    • person concerned should gaze upon the plant, which grows out of the
    • than the mineral. If the plant could speak and feel, it would bow
    • In the same way the animal would have to bow down to the plant,
    • although the plant is a lower being than the animal, and say: ‘I
    • thanks the plant, so do I thank you for what I was able to become in
    • on the physical plane, as did the Event of Golgotha, but in the
    • the physical plane had to occur; but for that which is now to happen
    • an event on the physical plane is not necessary. An incarnation of
    • take place on the physical plane in order that the salvation of man
    • that men can be prepared on the physical plane to perceive the
    • Christ-Event either on the physical plane or on the higher planes.
    • Those who are not sufficiently prepared on the physical plane, and
    • incarnations on the physical plane. This Bodhisattva, 3,000 years
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    • Spiritual in every stone, in every plant, in every animal, he would
    • redeemed. For everything in the great World Plan is good and the evil
  • Title: Deed of Christ: Lecture 1: Mephistopheles and Earthquakes
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    • explanation of the name Mephistopheles is to be found in the Hebrew
    • which frequently occur in explanations of the figure of Mephistopheles —
    • outspread before man; the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms would
    • seminal forces in plant and animal were still at man's command and
    • explanation of earthquakes? Can they be foreseen? If particular
    • farthest planets, than about the interior of the earth. Most things
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    • the plants. By means of the Prana (life-force) of plants he propelled
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    • Before I go further in the explanation of apocalyptic writings, I must
    • again repeat that this explanation can be of real value only to those
    • undergone, through their training on higher planes. Thus in the
    • — in Palestine. This is the explanation of the utterance: blessed
    • Apocalypse, the presentation of this secret on the physical plane is
    • the super-sensible plane. The Word is spoken from out of the clouds,
    • clear to us then that if a really profound explanation seems to have
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    • hypothetical conceptions as attribute the origin of our planet
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    • expected of the body just what we expect of the plant; that it will
    • flower and fruit of a plant live within the root and if the root
    • plant that pour out of the root and unfold under the light and warmth
    • as if we were to shut off all our plants from the sunlight, put them
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    • they are reliable only when what I have to do is implanted into the
    • have implanted within its being. We educate in the wrong way to-day
    • our education be to enable us to implant in the age of childhood that
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    • surrounding world. That which in Spring drives the plants out of the
    • organizes the plants, brings them into relation with the
    • the plant, in short, which works upwards, all this must be related to
  • Title: Education: Lecture V: The Emancipation of the Will in the Human Organism
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    • formations, the forces lying in the growth of plants and all natural
  • Title: Education: Lecture VII: The Rhythmic System, Sleeping and Waking, Imitation
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    • human body, and even within the plant, the outer substances of nature
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    • We should speak of the plants as holding converse with us and with
    • is filled with imagination. The plants, the trees, the clouds all
    • vividly we describe plant, animal and stone, so that weaving, articulate
    • given sufficient time to speaking of the plant world in living pictures,
    • now ready to form ideas about the plant world. But naturally, in any system
    • way in which the plants are described must be very different from
    • usual in our own school days. To give the child a plant or flower and
    • connections of Nature. To study some particular plant by itself, to
    • Similarly, the plant only has meaning in its relation to the earth,
    • forces also. In teaching children about a plant therefore, we must
    • roots of the plant are intimately bound up with the earth and belong
    • from the plant by the rays of the sun. The child is thus led out into
    • particular age a living conception of the plant in its cosmic
    • call forth flowers of plants like yellow dandelions, buttercups and
    • roses. When the rays of the sun fall obliquely, we have plants like
    • the child a mental picture of the plant in its cosmic setting, we pass on
    • seed vessels from which the new plant is to grow.
    • of the plant, so is it the forces of the moon which develop the
    • this way we place the plant in a living setting of the forces of the
    • sun and the earth, the plant has no existence.
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    • we are teaching the child plant-lore or writing, the effects are preserved
    • hand, the study of the plant kingdom, the rudiments of writing and reading
    • Whereas lessons on the plant and animal kingdoms should be given at a
    • figures and perfect them. If we are aware of this fact and plan our
    • given its right place. The plants must be studied in their connection with
    • it is quite possible for him to realize the connection of plant-life with
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    • about plant and animal, I think you will have realized that the aim of the
    • therefore, we must speak of plants, animals, mountains, rivers and so
    • him from the outer world, from plant, mountain and spring.
    • know the plants in their connection with the earth and studies them all
    • forth the plants, just as the living human head brings forth hair,
    • only of course the forms contained in the earth, the plants, have a
    • much richer life and variety. Such a relationship with the plant
    • minerals and rocks. The plants as they grow out of the earth are in
    • of the plants and his will has been strengthened by a true conception
    • plants, and to strengthen his will through a knowledge of the
    • are less firmly implanted in the human being through the language
    • seven and ten, we let plants, clouds, springs, and the like, speak their
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    • must go to an architect who knows in detail how the plans must be
    • age, as I told you yesterday, the child must be led on from the plant-
    • cause and effect. When we come to the plant-world, however, it is
    • contained in the plants. The animal kingdom can only be comprehended
    • if the ideas for its understanding are first implanted and developed
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    • relation to his plants. Do you think that the gardener knows
    • all these secrets of the plants which he tends? O, these plants
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    • plant, if you introduce some substance into the growing shoot
    • with human life. The effect of what is implanted into the child
    • Metamorphosis of the Plants
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    • death, upon dying; plants die, animals die, human beings die.
    • plant, an animal or a man.
    • plants may well have a soul; and they try to discover in an
    • external way those characteristics of plants which seem to
    • study of those plants which, when they are approached by
    • it is attracted by the scent of what is in the plant. Such a
    • plant is the Venus Flytrap. It closes its petals with a snap
    • soul quality in the plant. Well, but I know something else
    • same thought process as in the case of a plant, one might say:
    • organism. The latter he has in common only with the plant
    • grown, fully developed plant usually has root, stalk, with it
    • pistil and so on. There are however plants which do not develop
    • and other plants where the green leaves remain stationary, and
    • fern has remained behind the buttercup! With the plant this
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    • important an explanation of the following fact. My grandfather
    • lines, omitting detailed explanations. Unfortunately our
    • explanation is given for the interaction of one with the other,
    • children about the plant world?
    • possible to tell the child stories about animals, plants and
    • the child to an understanding of the plant world, but to an
    • Today we are accustomed to look at one plant alongside of
    • the single plant was there for itself. But when we study the
    • plant in this way, it is just as if you were to pull out a
    • is the same with the plant. One cannot pull it up and study it
    • organism to which the plants belong. This is actually what it
    • is. The plants belong to the entire growth of the earth, in the
    • same way as the hairs belong to our head. Plants can never be
    • whole nature of the earth. The earth and the world of plants
    • us suppose that you have a herbaceous plant, an annual, which
    • the plant is growing. But now, think of a tree. The tree lives
    • follows: If you were to pile up around a plant the surrounding
    • growing tree. This is why what surrounds the root of the plant
    • regard the soil as belonging to the plant.
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    • Today, before going into any further explanations
    • so on. Everything is planned with exactitude.
    • plants. This point of time lies between the 9th and 10th year.
    • of plants. Thereupon he said: But today we are already able to
    • the explanation given was as follows: A man is a living being
    • moral feelings are implanted deeply in the soul and there is
    • implanted in us in the way I have indicated, then a good
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    • the human being. The following explanation will make my meaning
    • have to add everything that the plant does not yet possess,
    • kingdoms, not in the plant kingdom. Just imagine a sculptor who
    • wanted to portray plants by means of sculpture! Out of sheer
    • anger one would feel like knocking him down! The plant consists
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    • intellectual, conceptual explanation. In Greek culture
    • plant that has blossomed in Bolshevism. The seed of Bolshevism
    • nothing about plants has no idea what will sprout from a seed,
    • they had planted. They only saw the consequences when the seed
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    • giving some explanation of the Gnosis when they say it
    • nothing whatever in this school is planned in order to make it
    • plan the time-table for the top class in such a way that our
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    • that people imitated the leaf of the acanthus plant in the form
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    • Being whose organs form the planetary system.” If you
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    • horrible — the abstract explanation of poems. This
    • detailed explanation of poems, verging perilously on grammar,
    • instance, about plants. We ought to lay stress on the
    • explanation of the beetle belongs to the class-room. What we
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    • soon — it is even an especially good plan to do things
    • too, it is a good plan to start from some single note. There is
    • strike a note in some way or other. Then it is a good plan to
    • from unconscious language to the higher plane of a fully
    • the plants, too, have a life of the will and a life of
    • feeling?” There are, in fact, such things as plants
    • — the so-called insectivorous plants — which, when
    • creature as the Venus fly-trap (the plant that catches
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    • the form of an animal or plant or even an external object. This
    • some animal or some plant which you have found yourself. And
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    • with the meaning, by making “scheme” or plan, it is
    • in scheme or plan and then passively assimilated. And then
    • one another.” Such explanations were particularly in
    • (“The Metamorphosis of Plants”);
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    • a higher plane. You will not need to tell the child this, but
    • plan. And it is moreover a good thing to let the child reflect
    • all to the animal kingdom. Here it would be a good plan to
    • have described, you plant in the child's soul moral concepts
    • can implant in the child's soul this quite particularly
    • But you will never implant so much as a trace of morality in
    • upon it, and plants from his father's rock-garden, and on top
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    • explanations so far refer to the beginnings of this subject.
    • all this explanation of the telegraph apparatus is really only
    • All explanations of this are hypotheses. But the important
    • again to our first experience of a fact. A physical explanation
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    • good plan with children for whom you wish to combine revision
    • this it is not a good plan to give the children actual books on
    • plan if it could be arranged for the different languages to be
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    • things which implant in our soul-life things which from its
    • it in life evolution itself. But into this complete plan
    • the plant kingdom.
    • planned, for example — I will take a case — in this
    • listener then has to carry out accurately some plan as
    • discussed in detail and carried out according to plan. Hardly a
    • object lesson he should be transported to a higher plane of the
    • Natural history of the animal kingdom and of the plant kingdom.
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    • of the country is planted with orchards;” and we draw the
    • of economic life which you have implanted in the child, go on
    • taught, to geographical explanations.
    • plant kingdom, as you saw in our discussion in the seminary
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    • find room for some explanation of the manufacture of
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    • plant world. These ideas of things must be rooted in feeling
    • the animals, with the plants, and when, after all, even if the
    • feeling ripens into a feeling of relationship with the plant
    • animal kingdom, then the natural history of the plant
    • external analogies particularly with the plant world, for that
    • itself predisposed to seek psychic qualities in plants;
    • soul-relations such as we tried to discover in the plant
    • inclination may be, let us say, in describing plants. Try to
    • teach about plants so that a great deal is left to the child's
    • between the human soul and the plant world. The person who
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    • Now when the child has come forth on to the physical plane, we must
    • spiritual to a physical plane. Firstly, we must recognise that the
    • with the three kingdoms of the physical world: the mineral, the plant
    • it back again into the body. Thus we transplant the rhythm of
    • experiences all sorts of things on the physical plane. He uses his
    • world in sleep all that he experiences on the physical plane —
    • physical plane. The child's sleep is characterised by the very fact
    • the human being to carry over his experiences on the physical plane
    • spends on the physical plane in such a way that he gradually becomes
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    • planting seed pictures in child.
    • to a real explanation of these things later) in order to show you that
    • we can get away from the mere verbal explanations which you find in
    • plane, is united with the bodily man. Everything pertaining to the
    • so dealt with us that they have planted within us this image activity
    • We plant images in them which can become germs, seeds, because we
    • plant them into a bodily activity. Therefore, whilst as educators we
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    • of man has supplanted older division into Body, Soul and Spirit.
    • human beings on the earth, on the physical plane, fulfilling our
    • applied to the other kingdoms of nature, to the mineral, plant and
    • say: in this case, minerals, plants and animals would be on the earth,
    • scientist's answer would be that minerals, plants and animals would
    • But let us pass on to consider the mineral and plant world. Here we
    • must be clear that not only the lower animal forms but also the plant
    • dissolved. Plants, also, which would long ago have ceased to grow are
    • earth with respect to its mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, would
    • do animals or plants. And the substances given over to the earth in
    • plane in which these movements take place. The animal is not in this
    • plane, his backbone lies otherwise, i.e. horizontally; thus these
    • is in the plane where this movement is produced. He does not bring it
    • slowly into the air. For without the force which is implanted into it
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    • sympathy for what we plan to do is predominant, and a balance is only
    • you would have had to plan your educational work for yourselves from
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    • plane Kant could no longer come to a consciousness of what lived in
    • explanation leaves out of account what the nature of sensation really
    • knife. This is taking the concept from the verbal explanation. This we
    • mere verbal explanations. And we can imagine what sort of things the
    • explanations. These are the people who most of all believe that they
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    • naturally not be able to do this in a day. We must so plan our lessons
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    • concepts right into the bodily nature of man when you implant dead
    • child grows older. If you do this you will be implanting live concepts
    • midst of them, this too is planted in the growing child.
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    • carried out by the planets, by other heavenly bodies or by the earth
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    • can awaken what is in the child, but we cannot implant a content into
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    • thoughts. Trunk system related to plant world. Oxygen changed to
    • carbon in breathing. Plants would arise in man if he retained carbon.
    • Illnesses caused through plant nature asserting itself, Plants are
    • occurs, How breathing — the anti-plant process — unites with
    • around us, we perceive mineral beings, plant beings, animal beings.
    • Our physical body is related to the beings of the minerals, plants and
    • case, to the animal world but to the whole range of the plant kingdom.
    • chest system, and the plant world. The most important processes in the
    • of the plants, but in a very special way.
    • what would then arise in the man? The plant world. The whole vegetable
    • For if you consider a plant, what does it do? Of course it does not
    • carbon dioxide. By day the plant is bent on getting carbon dioxide, it
    • neither we nor the animals would have it. But the plant retains
    • it consists of. From this it builds up its whole organism. The plant
    • world arises by building itself up from carbon which plants in their
    • look at the plant world, it is metamorphosed carbon, which is
    • corresponds to the human process of breathing. The plants also breathe
    • man. The plant does breathe a little, especially in the night, but to
    • say that plants can really breathe shows a superficial observation,
    • it.” The process of breathing in plants is different from the
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    • imagination if, in dealing with plane surfaces, for instance, we
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    • more than one can see into the soul of an animal or of a plant; here
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    • explanations of spirit, soul, and body to-day. During the next few
    • How one looks upon the plant not merely externally, but how one
    • external world. Or one sinks into the plant until one feels how
    • the plant; one dives right into the external world. And then, O then
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    • plan your lesson so that the child shall not get tired? It is not that
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    • sun or moon, in tree or plant. We should not reason the child out of
    • the instruction as imaginatively as possible, when we let the plants
    • act in a human manner — converse with other plants, and so on,
    • no such thing as a plant, only a green thing with red flowers in which
    • ourselves. As for a “plant,” such a thing only makes sense
    • single plant we do a thoroughly unnatural thing, for that is not a
    • whole. A plant especially when it is rooted up, is not a whole thing.
    • just said. Is a plant a whole thing? No, when we have pulled it up and
    • makes no difference. But I cannot carry a plant about all over the
    • portion of the earth. Together with these the plant makes a totality.
    • To look upon a plant in isolation is as absurd as if we were to pull
    • botany we must take our start, not from the plant, or the plant family
    • nature of plants must be treated in relation to the whole earth.
    • there were no plants at all upon it, no animals at all, no men at all.
    • In reality there is only the earth which is covered with plants. We
    • and after that show him how plants live and grow upon the earth.
    • Thus the study of plants arises naturally from introducing the earth
    • will be alive to what we tell him about the plants. And in this way we
    • manner to the plant kingdom.
    • from the plant world, to experience its objectivity and its connection
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    • plant kingdom, because his muscular system is plastic, is inwardly
    • give him pictures of the plant kingdom which shows the plants in
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    • school plan, not to be improved upon, people are so intelligent and
    • of education; nor could we proceed according to plan: 1, 2, etc., but
    • all kinds of objects of his own planning. And one discovers how much
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    • in the right measure. This substance is also to be found in plants.
    • plant starch — it is an animal starch which in the liver
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    • Thus: in girls a year or two sooner is implanted some-thing of the
    • surrounding universe; in boys earthly environment is implanted through
    • physiology even tries to find explanations of man in the experiments
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    • turning in a plane, quick, quicker and quicker. The
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    • takes place in a plane; you will find that what we attempted to reproduce
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    • tendency works from the planetary sphere inward. And furthermore, from
    • what lies without the planetary sphere a formative working into the
    • forces working in from outside and not from the planets, for in that
    • case they would work towards the centre; the planets are there for the
    • specific purpose of modifying them, that is, the planetary sphere. Please
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    • originally implanted in it, so is it also when artistic impulses unite
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    • are in all foods. Fats are even in plants. The third thing has a name
    • they are also found in large quantity in all other plants. The
    • in animals and human beings from what it is in plants. Plants contain
    • is to be got from lifeless elements — he would then only be a plant
    • — he must get his protein as it is already prepared in plants or
    • plants. But now this is the amazing fact: the plants could not live on
    • in the green leaves and blood. The green in the sap of a plant is
    • or animal kingdom alive on the earth unless plants had had a very
    • different character from those kingdoms. Plants do not take in oxygen:
    • Plants are just as greedy for the carbon dioxide as human beings are
    • Now if we look at a plant [see drawing] — root, stem, leaves,
    • blossoms: the plant absorbs carbon dioxide in every part of it. And
    • now the carbon in the carbon dioxide is deposited in the plant, and
    • the oxygen is breathed out by the plant. Human beings and animals get
    • plant keeps back the carbon, releases the oxygen and brings everything
    • to life again. And the plant could do nothing with the carbon dioxide
    • the plant, gentlemen, is a magician. It holds the carbon back inside
    • the plant and lets the oxygen go free. Our blood combines oxygen with
    • carbon; the green plant-sap separates the carbon again from the carbon
    • nature has made, that plants and animals and human beings should
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    • in ordinary hens' eggs, for instance, but also the protein from plants
    • protein into our body. Healthy plant protein! That is what our body
    • protein is easily broken down. But plant protein, which we get from
    • fruit — it is chiefly in that part of the plant, as I told you on
    • the plants themselves. And that means, we must realize that plants are
    • plant comes to us out of the seed we put in the ground. The plant
    • manuring is what will give us really good plant protein.
    • strong. Then we get from the plants the substance that helps to build
    • up our bones. But we don't get a proper protein from the plants. And
    • the plants, our field grains have suffered from the lack of protein
    • only makes the roots of plants strong, but that works up powerfully
    • into the fruits and produces good, proper protein in the plants which
    • pasture come upon poisonous plants too — all of them — and if they
    • did not know instinctively that they could not eat poisonous plants,
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    • plants from the stones, and so on, because it is always discontent. A
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    • plane and of experiences there, but his description of Devachan is
    • inaccurate. It is merely a construction modeled on the astral plane
    • a still higher plane of Devachan, tone becomes something akin to
    • words. All true inspiration originates on this plane, and in this
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    • plane in music and generally in the life of tones. We mentioned that
    • wishes to come to expression on the physical plane. What significance
    • physical plane exerts a power of attraction on the individuality
    • physical plane, he may incarnate now. Chances are that the
    • to the physical plane. The time in the spiritual world thus can be
    • calls inanimate and the etheric body in common with all plants. Then
    • physical plane. Man has an individual soul here on earth, whereas the
    • the astral plane. In man's case, however, the soul is here on
    • the physical plane. With the human being, the sentient body is only
    • plane of the earth at that time, there was a kind of strangely shaped
    • united, we find beings existing on the physical plane who had not yet
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    • surrounding it the planets, and beyond them the fixed stars, which
    • earth, man views the planets and fixed stars in their reflections; we
    • the earth after death, he gradually begins to see the planets as well
    • the cosmos: the planetary world further away, the Zodiac with its
    • planetary sphere that sings in vowels into cosmic space, and you have
    • the fixed stars that ensoul this song of the planetary sphere with
    • fixed stars and behind it the wandering planets. As a wandering
    • planet passes a constellation of fixed stars, not just one tone but a
    • the planet moves from Aries to Taurus. Each planet, however, causes a
    • Zodiac and fixed stars are the gods of the planets beyond.
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    • resulted from the awareness that the number of planets was contained
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    • mineral, plant, animal, and human realms — continue upward into
    • or four, realms of nature, namely, the mineral, plant, animal, and
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    • forces unfolded here on the physical plane. Much that in earlier times
    • scenes of the physical plane. These things cannot be understood if we
    • drawn from these experiences on the physical plane, for they, after
    • in his life here, on the physical plane. There is an unceasing
    • those operating on the physical plane.
    • concerned with the affairs of the physical plane. Such men will have
    • here, on the physical plane, they were deprived of life in this way
    • intelligible only when we study the plan which they were actually
    • By arranging circumstances of the physical plane in such a way that
    • directing its activities as required, the plan was to bring about the
    • physical plane, to act as “mirrors” — “mirror
    • on the physical plane. It is done in this way: certain suitable
    • world. Their aim is to bring ruin to that part of the good plan for
    • to pass here, on the physical plane, and in our time present a truly
    • their rules and laws exclusively from the physical plane well, as far
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    • great deal that is unintelligible on the physical plane only begins to
    • lives!” And human beings on the physical plane will be more and
    • what he has planned. That is the inconvenient fact! Suppose you have
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    • were able to extract from a plant in front of him everything
    • draw out the colour from the plant, a lifeless colour-form would
    • substance of the plant. He then has before him, not a lifeless
    • physical senses. That is to say, the colour in the physical plant
    • on the physical plane but rise into the spiritual world, the
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    • the same subject. But if you will wait for the explanations to be
    • who possessed the heritage of this old clairvoyance; the astral plane
    • explanation? It is not realized that this points to the intensity of
    • incarnations and to turn outwards to the physical plane in order to
    • he encountered the phenomenon of advanced age on the physical plane.
    • manifestation of death on the physical plane. All this came before
    • first to learn on the physical plane everything that as Bodhisattva
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    • his intimate pupils he gave more detailed explanations.
    • consumed. The plant food which the hare itself could eat was not
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    • physical plane if you approach these facts in the right way and do
    • re-embodiment of the earlier planetary embodiments of Old Moon, Old
    • their former development during the planetary evolutions of Old
    • Moon; then the Sun separated off, leaving behind a planetary body
    • these souls? They were transported to the other planets which had
    • be taken into the guardianship of the other planets of our solar
    • the Earth from the planets constituted the descendants of the first
    • having waited on the other planets until a time came when they were
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    • the physical plane; the Ego-hood of Elijah could not penetrate fully
    • Knowing that these Beings appear on the physical plane at different
    • they did not see merely what was happening on the physical plane in
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    • the words on the physical plane. Whereas each man's feeling and will
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    • the plant develops from the seed. The appearance of the first leaflet
    • is evidence of an important jump. Another is made when the plant
    • particular period development is slow, as it is in the plant from the
    • first green leaf to the last. But just as in the plant a jump occurs
    • explanation of the Gospels and refuse to listen to anything that is
    • spiritual explanations. It is they who hinder progress; for
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    • on the outer plane of World-History.
    • this must inevitably be a gradual process. Just as a plant cannot
    • demanding of human evolution the equivalent of demanding a plant to
    • implant into humanity at that time and the seed must now unfold and
    • is implanted into the soul, and the individual has to wait until the
    • with the powers implanted into his soul in a previous incarnation.
    • over to men at that time. And the explanation that was possible in
    • ordinary life what was already implanted in the human being before
    • of the world. An Initiation transferred to the outer plane of
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    • opened up: it was like suddenly finding oneself on a new planet. That
    • instance, listen with profound interest to an explanation of the
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    • Now, you know from my anthroposophical explanations that human
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    • Athens were planted by her. The laws of the state had been dictated
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    • education provide a direct link to an explanation of Jesus Christ
    • explanations of Christ, it is necessary to lie. And so he chose
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    • The only thing I need add is that my trip to London is planned for
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    • in relation to the plant world which is still unresolved in modern
    • us to understand the spiritual element active in the plant or the
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    • senses, that you cannot be.’ When we look at the plants we see
    • too, how many plants absorb from the soil certain substances
    • road we saw many extremely old plants which had absorbed quantities
    • And it is given to man to observe how these plants grow, fade and
    • — the plants, minerals, sun, moon and stars — are
    • factual study of specific organs in man, animals and plants, or of
    • follow the organic growth of the plant from root to blossom and seed
    • is limited to a knowledge of the minerals, plants, animals, human
    • sensitively to the forms of animals and plants in so far as we can
    • knowledge of the form of every available plant. The bio-chemist
    • can describe the processes that take place in plant life. He can also
    • minerals, plants and animals of waking life, was called
    • lived his conscious life amongst minerals, plants and animals. Tiamat
    • plants grow out of the mineralized Earth, where minerals begin to
    • and the planetary bodies revolving round it in cycles and epicycles.
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    • explanation of this? This whole experience associated with a painful
    • animals and plants, in which the deeds of men are seen to be full of
    • world may be termed the soul-world, the soul-plane or astral plane,
    • the plant kingdom which is entirely differently
    • plant kingdom appear to normal consciousness? We see the
    • plant world spread out before us like a carpet. We are filled with
    • plants.
    • we can look down upon the growing plant-cover of the Earth as
    • say to ourselves when by day we survey the plant-cover and by night
    • Initiation. We know that the real origin of the plants lies in the
    • being of the plants. It seems as if now for the first time we have
    • seen the real plant-beings; as if we were seeing only the dewdrops of
    • now know what the plant-world really is; it is not to be found on
    • are mirrored in the yellow, green, blue, red and white of the plant
    • plant-men,” beings endowed with self-consciousness. And
    • and the plants are its reflected image. Their appearance is not their
    • real being of the plants in the higher spheres. We bring down into
    • this mirrored life what the plants leave behind in the world of
    • spirit, for the plant-beings live in that world and send down
    • plant-beings; but the plant-beings send only their reflected images
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    • astral plane. Then I tried to show how the plant-cover appears in its
    • about the plant-cover of the Earth. We then realize that the plants
    • dewdrops upon the plants. Indeed, the firmament and all that therein
    • and perceive that the world of plants in reality is a reflected image
    • observe the world of stars on the one hand and the world of plants on
    • consciousness that sees the world of the stars and of plants in the
    • the Earth, not as reflected images but in the form of living plants.
    • These plants do not appear as lifeless, unreal, nebulous images, but
    • Earth must be there to act as a mirror, so that the plant-beings in
    • solid Earth there could be no plants. And just as a mirror intercepts
    • order that the plants may come into being.
    • the capacity to perceive clairvoyantly not only the animal and plant
    • fully acquainted with the animal and plant kingdoms we are then in a
    • the plant kingdom. But the picture now presented to us is totally
    • cannot, however, say, as we said of the plants, that the Earth below
    • cosmic energy of the plants which streams down from above. We see
    • cosmic energy from all directions. In the case of the plants this
    • resistance and the plants grow up out of the Earth. In the case of
    • longer holds any interest for us. We have ascended into the planetary
    • (tin) is the consciousness of the archetypes of the plant kingdom and
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    • enter into the being of crystals, plants, etc. and the preparatory
    • example. What is the reason for this? The explanation is that we have
    • the explanation of a certain kind of gastric disorder? From the
    • lists of botanical terms for plants and plant species, in zoology,
    • stones and plants. But natural science includes in addition the life
    • and inner constitution of the organs of plants, animals and man
    • — where rock formations were created, where plants sprang out
    • the planets and the soul emerging from the body into the Cosmos. All
    • stones and plants, a warmth that is actively operating within all
    • arboured walks, planted with dark-green trees in which paths fanning
    • its totality. Beneath our feet are the plants and around us are
    • plants. Everywhere can be seen the activities of Persephone, for she
    • whilst you were asleep, he would perceive the plants, mountains,
    • mountains, plants, clouds and stars that are illusory, but how you
    • particular insights. And when they discussed plants and trees, the
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    • was surrounded by plants and animals, his environment is now the
    • implanted in him by the beings of the intermediate world. The
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    • these things and they endowed the planetary system that we experience
    • sphere, we have passed through all that the Beings of the planetary
    • which looks back upon the planetary life from the standpoint of
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    • through minerals, plants and animals. And these Moon forces are still
    • use of Moon forces which do not normally belong to minerals, plants,
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    • assume we have before us a plant with its leaves and flowers. We have
    • already learned that a plant is the reflected image of the archetypal
    • plant-being on Earth. And when we gain knowledge of the plant kingdom
    • clearly differentiate between the kinds of plants found on Earth.
    • belladonna, the deadly nightshade. When we study the plant kingdom in
    • other worlds. We understand the being of the common plant when we
    • see the organic life of the plant sprouting everywhere out of the
    • enveloped in cloud. Such is the nature of plants like the violet.
    • Plants like the deadly nightshade have a different arrangement. The
    • consequence the plant is poisonous. All plants which in any of
    • are also the source of the toxic element in plants.
    • which prove to be poisonous when assimilated by plants. This is
    • plant we perceive that the violet is a being that remains within the
    • that is the prerogative of the animal kingdom and not the plant
    • kingdom. This is true of all poisonous plants. They assimilate
    • something which should not belong to the being of the plant, but
    • entire plan underlying what I am now describing is that all the
    • aeroplanes, no motor cars or coaches-and-four as we know
    • the cosmic plan, have been charged with the mission to carry over
    • realize this from the example of plants which are plant mediums,
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    • transplanted into the chaotic and wondrous world of dream; but he
    • it is the forces of the plants and minerals alone that have an
    • applies to the plants. It is permissible for the forces of the plants
    • determined by other factors, in the poisonous plants which are
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    • conjure plant life out of the Earth. They are essential to all animal
    • night-sky. The planet Mercury actually rises in this night that has
    • within us in which we participate, then the spiritual planet Mercury
    • the intellectual plane. As a rule the experiences are confused and
    • of all the planet Mercury rise up before our inward vision: and if we
    • to arrive gradually at a scientific explanation.
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    • existence here on the physical plane is bound up with existence in
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    • senses, that you cannot be.’ When we look at the plants we see
    • too, how many plants absorb from the soil certain substances
    • road we saw many extremely old plants which had absorbed quantities
    • And it is given to man to observe how these plants grow, fade and
    • — the plants, minerals, sun, moon and stars — are
    • factual study of specific organs in man, animals and plants, or of
    • follow the organic growth of the plant from root to blossom and seed
    • is limited to a knowledge of the minerals, plants, animals, human
    • sensitively to the forms of animals and plants in so far as we can
    • knowledge of the form of every available plant. The bio-chemist
    • can describe the processes that take place in plant life. He can also
    • minerals, plants and animals of waking life, was called
    • lived his conscious life amongst minerals, plants and animals. Tiamat
    • plants grow out of the mineralized Earth, where minerals begin to
    • and the planetary bodies revolving round it in cycles and epicycles.
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    • explanation of this? This whole experience associated with a painful
    • animals and plants, in which the deeds of men are seen to be full of
    • world may be termed the soul-world, the soul-plane or astral plane,
    • the plant kingdom which is entirely differently
    • plant kingdom appear to normal consciousness? We see the
    • plant world spread out before us like a carpet. We are filled with
    • plants.
    • we can look down upon the growing plant-cover of the Earth as
    • say to ourselves when by day we survey the plant-cover and by night
    • Initiation. We know that the real origin of the plants lies in the
    • being of the plants. It seems as if now for the first time we have
    • seen the real plant-beings; as if we were seeing only the dewdrops of
    • now know what the plant-world really is; it is not to be found on
    • are mirrored in the yellow, green, blue, red and white of the plant
    • plant-men,” beings endowed with self-consciousness. And
    • and the plants are its reflected image. Their appearance is not their
    • real being of the plants in the higher spheres. We bring down into
    • this mirrored life what the plants leave behind in the world of
    • spirit, for the plant-beings live in that world and send down
    • plant-beings; but the plant-beings send only their reflected images
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    • astral plane. Then I tried to show how the plant-cover appears in its
    • about the plant-cover of the Earth. We then realize that the plants
    • dewdrops upon the plants. Indeed, the firmament and all that therein
    • and perceive that the world of plants in reality is a reflected image
    • observe the world of stars on the one hand and the world of plants on
    • consciousness that sees the world of the stars and of plants in the
    • the Earth, not as reflected images but in the form of living plants.
    • These plants do not appear as lifeless, unreal, nebulous images, but
    • Earth must be there to act as a mirror, so that the plant-beings in
    • solid Earth there could be no plants. And just as a mirror intercepts
    • order that the plants may come into being.
    • the capacity to perceive clairvoyantly not only the animal and plant
    • fully acquainted with the animal and plant kingdoms we are then in a
    • the plant kingdom. But the picture now presented to us is totally
    • cannot, however, say, as we said of the plants, that the Earth below
    • cosmic energy of the plants which streams down from above. We see
    • cosmic energy from all directions. In the case of the plants this
    • resistance and the plants grow up out of the Earth. In the case of
    • longer holds any interest for us. We have ascended into the planetary
    • (tin) is the consciousness of the archetypes of the plant kingdom and
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    • enter into the being of crystals, plants, etc. and the preparatory
    • example. What is the reason for this? The explanation is that we have
    • the explanation of a certain kind of gastric disorder? From the
    • lists of botanical terms for plants and plant species, in zoology,
    • stones and plants. But natural science includes in addition the life
    • and inner constitution of the organs of plants, animals and man
    • — where rock formations were created, where plants sprang out
    • the planets and the soul emerging from the body into the Cosmos. All
    • stones and plants, a warmth that is actively operating within all
    • arboured walks, planted with dark-green trees in which paths fanning
    • its totality. Beneath our feet are the plants and around us are
    • plants. Everywhere can be seen the activities of Persephone, for she
    • whilst you were asleep, he would perceive the plants, mountains,
    • mountains, plants, clouds and stars that are illusory, but how you
    • particular insights. And when they discussed plants and trees, the
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    • was surrounded by plants and animals, his environment is now the
    • implanted in him by the beings of the intermediate world. The
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    • these things and they endowed the planetary system that we experience
    • sphere, we have passed through all that the Beings of the planetary
    • which looks back upon the planetary life from the standpoint of
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    • through minerals, plants and animals. And these Moon forces are still
    • use of Moon forces which do not normally belong to minerals, plants,
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    • assume we have before us a plant with its leaves and flowers. We have
    • already learned that a plant is the reflected image of the archetypal
    • plant-being on Earth. And when we gain knowledge of the plant kingdom
    • clearly differentiate between the kinds of plants found on Earth.
    • belladonna, the deadly nightshade. When we study the plant kingdom in
    • other worlds. We understand the being of the common plant when we
    • see the organic life of the plant sprouting everywhere out of the
    • enveloped in cloud. Such is the nature of plants like the violet.
    • Plants like the deadly nightshade have a different arrangement. The
    • consequence the plant is poisonous. All plants which in any of
    • are also the source of the toxic element in plants.
    • which prove to be poisonous when assimilated by plants. This is
    • plant we perceive that the violet is a being that remains within the
    • that is the prerogative of the animal kingdom and not the plant
    • kingdom. This is true of all poisonous plants. They assimilate
    • something which should not belong to the being of the plant, but
    • entire plan underlying what I am now describing is that all the
    • aeroplanes, no motor cars or coaches-and-four as we know
    • the cosmic plan, have been charged with the mission to carry over
    • realize this from the example of plants which are plant mediums,
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    • transplanted into the chaotic and wondrous world of dream; but he
    • it is the forces of the plants and minerals alone that have an
    • applies to the plants. It is permissible for the forces of the plants
    • determined by other factors, in the poisonous plants which are
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    • conjure plant life out of the Earth. They are essential to all animal
    • night-sky. The planet Mercury actually rises in this night that has
    • within us in which we participate, then the spiritual planet Mercury
    • the intellectual plane. As a rule the experiences are confused and
    • of all the planet Mercury rise up before our inward vision: and if we
    • to arrive gradually at a scientific explanation.
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    • existence here on the physical plane is bound up with existence in
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    • and barley! Perhaps they can distinguish the plants, as that
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    • into our works of sculpture. In architecture we transplant
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    • stem from what was implanted in us during the ancient Saturn
    • condition. All that the ancient Sun evolution planted in us
    • the ancient Moon evolution has implanted in us, this being
    • implanted in him.
    • them we would produce the equivalent of hothouse plants. So
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    • physical plane and is equipped only with a knowledge given
    • the physical plane. This legend brings us tidings of ancient
    • physical plane, in the form of earth, water, air and fire,
    • capacity to raise one on to a superhuman plane that used to
    • around us, the minerals, plants and animals; they become our
    • plants, animals and human beings. And we must feel their
    • bodily nature that lives on the physical plane, a soul nature
    • life. We can speak of fraternity on the physical plane and
    • physical plane and which affects the human soul from the
    • physical plane; liberty with regard to all that comes to
    • implanted them into the human soul at a time when we did not
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    • maya of the physical plane, but with regard to the truth and
    • life on the physical plane. We cannot always do that. But the
    • physical plane, the fact that the building is there, and that
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    • possibly the rather hideous-looking asparagus plant. But that
    • in minute detail in the case of every single plane, but it
    • hot-house plant which arises when self-enjoyment of things
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    • culture, nutrition, the sense of smell, planetary influences on animals,
    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • around us if all they do is collect stones and plants and look at the
    • in its present condition. The fact that plants grow on the lifeless
    • corpse decays, all sorts of tiny plants and tiny animals grow out of
    • and what we see on a corpse when all sorts of parasitic plants are
    • rock with plants growing, and so on, was originally entirely
    • primeval mist came into rotation, that the planets then split off,
    • planetary system actually forms with the sun in the center.
    • there, animals, and, pushing up out of the water, plants. Plants
    • plant.
    • You see, plants seem to grow out of the earth, but if
    • the earth contained no water, no plants would grow; they need water
    • for their growth. There are also as you know, aquatic plants, and you
    • can think of the original plants as being similar to these; the
    • original plants swam in the water. The animals too you must picture
    • live surroundings. At the time when man, animal, and plant existed,
    • the whole cosmic surroundings for animal and plant.
    • hardening of all that lived then as man, animal, and plant. There,
    • plant, mineral.
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    • the present plants, present animals and man in his present form to
    • substances on the earth too; it is in the plants and animals. And if
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    • culture, nutrition, the sense of smell, planetary influences on animals,
    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • nature of the fossils, how these animals and the various plants have
    • the very simplest animals and plants are found. Later on, animals and
    • plants grew more complicated, and so we find the most complicated
    • the plants. They have the same hunger for carbon that we have for
    • exhale carbon and oxygen together as carbon dioxide. The plants
    • been like our modern animals and plants, particularly not like our
    • present plants. All the primeval plants must have been much more like
    • mushrooms and our other present plants. The latter take in the carbon
    • plants.
    • plants that originally existed tells us the following: Our present
    • plants, including the plants which are now providing us with coal,
    • are built up from carbon. But much earlier plants were formed not
    • today could then have arisen. The early mushroom-like plants took in
    • animal-beings, breathed out this poisonous acid, and the plants
    • around them took the nitrogen to form their plant-body. Here, too, we
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    • culture, nutrition, the sense of smell, planetary influences on animals,
    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • distinct fossilized plants and animals in every single layer. And the
    • plants and animals that fill the earth today, have appeared only
    • recently. Earlier plant and animal forms were different from the
    • plants and animals of the present day.
    • explanation can be that when they were alive, suddenly a mighty water
    • is here below) certain plants and certain animals are everywhere
    • plants and animals. If today we look at the plants and animals living
    • plants and animals are in some way related to one another. They are
    • plants and animals came to be here and how they came to be there can
    • where the animals could cross over and the plants scatter their
    • region of Siberia. Siberia shows through all its plant growth and so
    • existence! When it was above, certain plants grew until it sank.
    • with quite different plants and animals, and today one can still see
    • were-of both plants and animals-we discover: There it cannot have
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    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • growth of the plants is different and human beings have to live in a
    • the sun rules in the universe. The individual planets, Venus,
    • the planets makes everything equal. Thus the Chinese pictured their
    • helpers, just as the planets are the helpers of the sun. They
    • head. Or if they were painting a plant, they imagined at once that
    • plants growing out of the older one. This is how it was in the case
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    • culture, nutrition, the sense of smell, planetary influences on animals,
    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • fats. These too are in all foods. Fats are even in plants. The third
    • plants. The important fact about carbohydrates is that when we eat
    • plants. Plants contain protein too, but they don't eat it, so where
    • elements — he would then only be a plant — he must get
    • his protein as it is already prepared in plants or animals.
    • being needs the plants. But now this is the amazing fact: the plants
    • the sap of a plant is called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is contained in
    • unless plants had had a very different character from those kingdoms.
    • Plants do not take in oxygen: they take in the carbon dioxide that
    • human beings and animals exhale. Plants are just as greedy for the
    • Now if we look at a plant [see drawing] — root,
    • stem, leaves, blossoms: the plant absorbs carbon dioxide in every
    • the plant, and the oxygen is breathed out by the plant. Human beings
    • everything; the plant keeps back the carbon, releases the oxygen and
    • brings everything to life again. And the plant could do nothing with
    • This green sap of the plant, gentlemen, is a magician. It holds the
    • carbon back inside the plant and lets the oxygen go free. Our blood
    • combines oxygen with carbon; the green plant-sap separates the carbon
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    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • eggs, for instance, but also the protein from plants — this
    • healthy plant protein into our body. Healthy plant protein! That is
    • down, because that protein is easily broken down. But plant protein,
    • plant, as I told you on Thursday — that is especially valuable
    • nourishment to the plants themselves. And that means, we must realize
    • that plants are living things; they are not minerals, they are
    • something alive. A plant comes to us out of the seed we put in the
    • ground. The plant cannot flourish unless the soil itself is to some
    • properly. Yes, proper manuring is what will give us really good plant
    • only the root becomes strong. Then we get from the plants the
    • protein from the plants. And the plants, our field grains have
    • is the stuff that not only makes the roots of plants strong, but that
    • in the plants which makes man vigorous.
    • animals in a pasture come upon poisonous plants too — all of
    • not eat poisonous plants, they would certainly eat them. But they
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    • the fibers of plants, fibers worn threadbare after having first been
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    • plants and stones, weather and its causes, and more. These talks are among
    • question. I don't quite know how to put it. One knows that plants
    • connection. Just as the plants have their scent from the earth, so
    • have you not, of different kingdoms of nature: plants, animals, human
    • explanations have been given: for example, that comets are always
    • smell the universe: namely, the plants. The plants smell the universe
    • the plant world is perceiving the smells that come from the planetary
    • But now what about plants that have no fragrance? Why
    • plants do have a certain scent — at the least, they have what
    • number of plants are only receptive to this sun smell. But various
    • plants, like the violet or the asafetida, are receptive to the
    • planetary influences: these are the sweet-smelling or the
    • bad-smelling plants.
    • has a keen nose for Saturn, sniffs toward that planet, it smells what
    • of the plants.
    • quite correct to say that one planet has a particularly strong
    • influence upon one part of the earth, another planet upon another
    • that each of the planets works particularly strongly upon some
    • part to the influences of Saturn, and so on. And the plant-nature in
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    • culture, nutrition, the sense of smell, planetary influences on animals,
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    • to these external circumstances in the planetary constellations due
    • Mars, because every planet, including the moon, is constantly coming
    • nearer to the earth, and the planets are undergoing a process that
    • today, that the planets are solid bodies just like the earth, the
    • will happen, because the degrees of density of the various planets
    • much more full of life than on the earth. The earth is a dead planet
    • know it from day to day. At night you see the plants drawing in their
    • think of a whole year, you could not conceive of the plants growing
    • loses power in the autumn, the plants fade away, all life dies and
    • significance. If you were to investigate how the plants develop when
    • more delicate form of life, in the sentient realm. The other planets
    • only be plants on the earth, no animals. Again, there are many animal
    • So the planets exercise their influence upon the more
    • like all the planets, Mars comes near the earth, we must not attach
    • And so in the planetary system we find certain states or
    • the planets in this sense, we understand them rightly.
    • that the scents of flowers are related to the planets. Does this also
    • organ of smell. I said that this is connected with the planets, that
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    • bad! Have planetary influences in general any effect upon the
    • sun and the whole planetary system will grow old and change.
    • The planet Mars, as I said, is not very strongly
    • It is not simply a matter of taking botany in the summer because the plants
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    • Let us consider again the explanation I gave of how
    • comes out here or there. That is a convenient explanation, but it
    • suppose I draw the earth as it is often drawn, on a flat plane —
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